Daily Archives: July 18, 2021

2021-07-18: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-07-18). Man with Down Syndrome Awarded $125 Mln by Jury in Lawsuit Against Walmart. sputniknews.com The jury found that Walmart had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to accommodate the woman's disability and fired her because of it.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-18). Pentagon Gains Two New Air Bases in Hungary. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). China opposes any attempt to seek regime change in Syria: FM. ecns.cn

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Peru to Officially Declare Pedro Castillo as the New President. telesurenglish.net The National Jury of Elections (JNE) is set to confirm leftist Pedro Castillo as Peru's new President after rejecting all the electoral complaints filed by right-wing Popular Force (FP) candidate Keiko Fujimori. | RELATED: | JNE advisor Alexandra Marallano explained that the official announcement might take place on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. | The decision comes after the JNE reported the conclusion of an electoral r…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-07-18). Cubans protest against US, foreign interventions. en.mehrnews.com Thousands of Cubans demonstrated in the capital Havana on Saturday against foreign interventions in internal affairs of the country.

Moderator (2021-07-18). Forever Wars Are a Cancer on Our Democracy. scheerpost.com The U.S. Army / CC BY 2.0] By Andrea Mazzarino / TomDispatch Sometimes, as I consider America's never-ending wars of this century, I can't help thinking of those lyrics from the Edwin Starr song, "(War, huh) Yeah! (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing!" I mean, remind me, what good have those disastrous, failed, still largely ongoing conflicts done for this country? Or for you? Or for me? |

The Conversation (2021-07-18). As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water. juancole.com By A.R. Siders and Katharine Mach | — When the tide gets exceptionally high in Charleston, South Carolina, coastal streets start to run with seawater. Some yards become ponds, and residents pull on rain boots. The city also gets a lot of rain. After homes in one low-lying neighborhood flooded three times in four years, …

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). World Heritage Committee opens 44th session in east China. ecns.cn The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO kicked off Friday in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province, to review world heritage items online for the first time.

Joe Lauria (2021-07-18). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 4: In Hot & Cold War. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 9, 2021 | Part four of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | With few exceptions, American newspapers voluntarily censored themselves in the Second World War before the government dictated it. In the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said he didn't "desire to reestablish wartime censorship" and instead asked the press for self-censorship. He largely got it until the papers began reporting American battlefield losses. | On July 25, 1950, "the army ordered that reporters were not allowed to publish 'unwarranted' criticism of command decisions, and that the army wo…

Middle East Monitor (2021-07-18). Attack on Palestinian Gaza wasn't a Victory for Israel — It underlined an Ongoing Dilemma. juancole.com By Adnan Abu Amer | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Two months after the end of the last Israeli aggression on Gaza, Israel admitted that there is no simple solution to the situation in the strip. The instability of the current ceasefire entails Israel to discuss a number of necessary steps to weaken …

Francisco Dominguez (2021-07-18). The Only Way to End Economic Hardship in Cuba Is to Lift the US Blockade. globalresearch.ca

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-07-18). Washington's Interference: Continued US Sponsored Destabilization in Haiti and Cuba. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Chile Sets up Over 2,000 Voting Centers for Primary Elections. telesurenglish.net Primary elections in Chile began on Sunday at 6.00 a.m to select presidential candidates for the Nov. 21 elections. | RELATED: | Chileans must vote for representatives from the ruling Let's go Chile (CV) coalition and the leftist I Approve Dignity pact (YA).

Clean Energy Wire (2021-07-18). German carmakers likely to overtake Chinese rivals in e-car production, with US Lagging Behind. juancole.com By Sà∂ren Amelang | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — German carmakers look set to overtake Chinese companies in the production of e-cars next year, according to an analysis by conducted McKinsey. "In terms of production, Chinese and German manufacturers are expected to be on a par this year, with around 1.6 million e-cars …

teleSUR (2021-07-18). The Dominican Republic Calls for Commitment With Haiti. telesurenglish.net Dominican Republic's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MIREX) called on the International community to support a national dialogue in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7. | RELATED: | MIREX expressed the necessity of a "broad, inclusive, and sustained" political dialogue in Haiti to path the way to "fair, free, and transparent" elections. | The Dominican Government supported the principle of non-interven…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-18). Chavista Chronicles from Caracas — Jen McKinney and Luisa Herrera — DSA Delegation to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 17, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—In this new episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas, we had the pleasure to interview Jen McKinney and Luisa Herrera of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). They were part of a larger delegation that visited Venezuela to participate in the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, held from June 22 to June 24. | Jen McKinney is a full-time mom and chair of DSA's National Political Committee. She has devoted most of her time to building mutual aid efforts within the organization. And Luisa Herrera is a community activist on the board of the DSA Inte…

sputniknews (2021-07-18). About 114,000 Protest Against Vaccination, COVID-19 Safety Measures in France, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 114,000 people participated in protests held across France against coronavirus vaccination and fresh safety measures, BFMTV reports.

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). China to extend mass vaccination program to minors aged 12-17. ecns.cn A number of provinces, regions and municipalities across China have announced they will phase in COVID-19 vaccination for minors aged between 12 and 17.

Staff (2021-07-18). Venezuela Condemns Chile's Granting of Political Asylum to Another Fugitive Accused of Cota 905 Terrorism. orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza reported on Friday, July 16, through a

Joseph Trevithick (2021-07-18). A Fifth of the Air Force's Combat-Coded F-22 Stealth Fighters Are Headed for Guam. globalresearch.ca

Martin Armstrong (2021-07-18). Ivermectin: Asia Departs from the Gates/Schwab Agenda of Vaccinating the World. globalresearch.ca

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-07-18). Oprah and Chomsky: Is There Room for Both on the American Left? globalresearch.ca

Roger D. Harris (2021-07-18). US Targets Nicaraguan Presidential Election: Former Solidarity Activists Echo Imperial Talking Points. globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-18). Farhadi's 'A Hero' wins Grand Prix at 2021 Cannes FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com The Grand Prix of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in France was Jointly awarded to Asghar Farhadi "A Hero" and Juho Kuosmanen for "Compartment No. 6".

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-07-18). Bolivia recuerda a líder socialista desaparecido en dictadura. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado reiteró que no descansará hasta encontrar los restos del líder socialista Marcelo Quiroga.

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-07-18). Biodiversity Negotiations Fail to Call for Global Halt to Species Extinctions. globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-18). Iran ready to swap prisoners with US, UK "today" en.mehrnews.com

Rod Driver (2021-07-18). How the Rich Keep Workers Poor — Outsourcing and Sweatshops. globalresearch.ca Outsourcing is …

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Germany Records at Least 156 Dead People Due to Floods. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Germany's federal authorities announced that at least 156 people have died due to heavy rainfalls, which have affected much of Western Europe in recent weeks. | RELATED: | The highest number of victims belongs to the Ahrweiler region in Rhineland-Palatinate with 110 dead people. Meanwhile, 27 people died in Belgium, pushing the death toll to 183 across Europe. | On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Schuld…

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). Key COVID-19 indicators surge in U.S. amid rapid variants transmission. ecns.cn Key indicators of COVID-19 transmission in the United States continue to surge amid slowdown of vaccination rates and rapid spread of variants.

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). Scapegoating to Fail in a World Trusting Science and Justice. ecns.cn

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-18). Large-scale war games: U.S. in first-ever Patriot surface-to-air missile firing in Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Large-scale war games: U.S. in first-ever Patriot surface-to-air missile firing on Australian soil The ninth iteration of the biennial Talisman Sabre military exercise conducted by the U.S. and Australia got underway last month and will continue to August. Talisman Sabre 21 consists of 17,000 troops from the U.S., its NATO allies Britain and Canada, host …

_____ (2021-07-18). As Sanctions Intensify, Organizations Tell US To Stop Interfering In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Thirty-five years ago, on June 27, 1986, the International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled that the United States had violated international law by supporting the contras and mining Nicaragua's harbors- in breach of our country's international obligations "to not use force against another state, not to intervene in its affairs and not to violate its sovereignty." The decision included the need to pay reparations, calculated at over $US 17 billion. The US refused to comply. Over 30,000 Nicaraguans died as a result of the war and their economy was totally destroyed by the time the war ended. | The US went on to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for vaginal dryness for menopausal women. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I began menopause about two years ago at age 52. I am noticing that I am beginning to experience vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done about it? I have tried using over-the-counter lubricants, and they don't help much. ANSWER: Vaginal dryness is common in women who are approaching menopause and those who have gone through menopause. Other related symptoms include vaginal and vulvar irritation; burning or itching; discomfort…

_____ (2021-07-18). The For the People Act Is Still Alive. commondreams.org

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Venezuela's Vice President Rodriguez Ratifies Support to Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez concluded an official visit to Cuba, where she ratified her country's support for the Cuban Revolution. | RELATED: | On Friday, she met Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel to discuss cooperation agreements and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | Rodriguez delivered a message of solidarity from Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro while also rejecting the U.

Juan Cole (2021-07-18). Did Netanyahu Try to get Trump to Wag the Dog with Strike on Iran after Biden Won? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Susan B. Glasser reports at The New Yorker that after it became clear that Joe Biden had won the presidency, from November 7, lame duck Donald Trump desperately wanted to hold on to his office and contemplated a strike on Iran to bolster his position. Glasser writes that "the subject …

Staff (2021-07-18). Detroit's Prison Population Will Soon Be Stuck Living Next to a Toxic Site. truthout.org "It felt all too real," Siwatu-Salama Ra said from her home in Detroit, Michigan. Her lifelong struggles against two injustices plaguing her community — pollution and incarceration — had become fused in a surreal way. | Three years ago, Ra,

Staff (2021-07-18). No Cops, No Corporations — Boston LGBTQ Community Reimagines Pride Celebrations. truthout.org Far from the tourist traps and high-end shopping establishments that line the route the Pride Parade once took through the commercial Downtown Boston, an alternative vision of what a pride march can be has been taking shape in the city over the past two summers. In the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain — predominantly communities of color — grassroots marches organized by Trans Resistance MA took to the streets to celebrate LGBTQ life and push mainstream LGBTQ…

Staff (2021-07-18). How "In God We Trust" Bills Are Advancing a Christian Nationalist Agenda. truthout.org City vehicles in Chesapeake, Virginia, will soon be getting religion. | At a meeting on July 13, 2021, Meanwhile, the…

Still We Rise (2021-07-18). Let Cuba Live Video Exposes Embargo by Failed US State. indybay.org The ANSWER Coalition has an excellent Webinar broadcast on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, now on Youtube, describing the latest attempt of the failed state, the United States, to overthrow the socialist government of Cuba. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkwYhzAt8Fk

Dan Roberts (2021-07-18). The Shortwave Report 07/16/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The Battle Is Not Over (2021-07-18). Resistance at Sausalito Camp Eviction. indybay.org An encampment near Dunphy Park was destroyed and residents evicted as the city of Sausalito forced residents out of their community. Resistors fought bravely but were told their new home would have to be an area that is muddy and close to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' debris yard, where boats are taken from the water for destruction.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-18). Puerto Rico Medicaid Funding Advances in Congress. indybay.org Permanent Fix Needed for 1.5 million US Citizens, Asserts Religious Development Group…

Keith McHenry (2021-07-18). Tuesday 7/20: Free Commander X aka Christopher Doyon – Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless. indybay.org Free Commander X aka Christopher Doyon – Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless has court appearance | Join the protest outside the Robert F. Peckham Federal Court House, 280 S. 1st Street, San Jose, California on on the day of his court appearance, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at noon…

March for Science (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: SC1.5CE Not Silence: Virutal Climate Action Forum. indybay.org Online forum…

Art Persyko (2021-07-18). Tuesday 7/20: What Can We Do About Voter Suppression & The Threat To Democracy? Activists Respond. indybay.org Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/86273983265; Meeting ID: 862 7398 3265; | call in: 1 669 900 9128, then enter 862 7398 3265 ##…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-18). Saturday 7/17: La Honda: Good Trouble Protest for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Post Office sidewalk, 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda, CA 94020 | Peaceful Action. Masks & follow all current COVID guidlines.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-18). Pipe Line 3 Protesters Disrupt Federal Building. indybay.org Rally outside supports those inside who were detained…

Hands Off Yemen, Action Corps, CODEPINK, UAWM (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Stop the U.S.-Saudi War on Yemen. indybay.org SF Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103…

BAYAN USA Northern CA (2021-07-18). Monday 7/26: People's State of the Nation Address 2021: End Tyranny in the PH! Duterte Wakasan Na! indybay.org Union Square, San Francisco…

repost (2021-07-18). Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Millions in Stock Trades in Companies She Actively Regulates. indybay.org Pelosi is in charge of regulating companies that she and her husband own…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-18). Monday 7/19: Voting Rights Now! Women's Protest March on Washington D.C. w/ CA PPC. indybay.org Online D.C. livestream & online voting rights actions…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-18). Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good? indybay.org Pluses and Minuses…

Labor Video Project (2021-07-18). Imperialism, The Genocide In Namibia & The Working Class With Kav Hambira. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Namibian journalist and artist Kav Hambira about the role of German imperialism in Namibia and the present economic and political crisis.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-18). Saturday 7/17: Oakland: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Preservation Park at pavilion and fountain site, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland 94612 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

cynthia papermaster (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Speaker Pelosi: "Help Free Julian Assange!" indybay.org Federal Building/Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco…

Oakland Privacy (2021-07-18). Wednesday 8/18: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Women's March (2021-07-18). Tuesday 7/20: Fighting Racist Voter Suppression Laws Webinar w/ Women's March. indybay.org Online discussion…

SCC Single Payer Coalition & others (2021-07-18). Saturday 7/24: Pass M4A Now! San Francisco March & Rally for Medicare for All. indybay.org San Francisco: 1 Ferry Building at the Embarcadero Plaza…

WSWS repost (2021-07-18). Richard Branson's flight and the privatization of space travel. indybay.org Richard Branson's flight has no connection to the democratization of space or the progress of humanity. It is to further enrich himself and to make outer space the playground of the very rich.

United We Dream (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Emergency Webinar on DACA Ruling & Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online via livestream recording…

WSWS repost (2021-07-18). Eighty-five years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. indybay.org The events of the Spanish Civil War which began July 17, 1936, when Francisco Franco's nationalist army launched a fascist coup against the Republic speaks directly to contemporary politics with every passing day. The international working class still faces economic crises, growing social inequality, imperialist military aggression and growing police-state rule.

Class Conscious Pnotographers (2021-07-18). Sunday 7/18: Housing! – an outdoor photo exhibit. indybay.org Fence | 1229 23rd Avenue (off International Blvd.) | Oakland, CA 94606…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). New vaccine platform invented by Mayo enters COVID-19 clinical trial. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. A novel single-cycle adenovirus vaccine platform developed by Mayo Clinic will be used to target multiple infectious diseases and cancer indications, beginning with a phase 1 clinical study using the platform as a vaccine for COVID-19. Developed to enhance the expression of target antigens, the single-cycle adenovirus platform is under investigation for its ability to amplify immune responses. In contrast to replication-defective…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

Dean Baker (2021-07-18). The Drug Companies Are Killing People. cepr.net I get to say this about the drug companies, now that President Biden has said that Facebook is killing people because it was allowing people to use its system to spread lies about the vaccines. There is actually a better case against the drug companies. After all, they are using their government-granted patent monopolies, and …

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-18). The Heat: Plight of indigenous people in North America. america.cgtn.com The discovery of almost a thousand unmarked graves of indigenous children at boarding schools in Canada is forcing the continent to take a look at its genocidal past against the indigenous community.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-18). Latinoamericanos expresan solidaridad a la Revolución Cubana. telesurtv.net Centenares de ciudadanos se concentraron en las Embajadas de Cuba en Argentina, Chile, Perú y Colombia para expresar solidaridad ante los ataques de EE.UU.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-18). Cuba: Beside the People, With the People and for the People, the Revolution Continues! libya360.wordpress.com Speech delivered by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of the Republic of Cuba, in the act of revolutionary reaffirmation, in the esplanade of La Piragua, Havana, on July 17, 2021, Year 63 of the Revolution. Dear Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution; People of Cuba, Cuban men and women; Compatriots: Long…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-07-18). Diez frases contra el racismo para recordar a Nelson Mandela. telesurtv.net "Nadie nace odiando a otra persona por el color de su piel. La gente aprende a odiar. También se le puede enseñar a amar", decía Madiba.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-07-18). Plan Vuelta a la Patria Marítimo repatriará a 650 venezolanos. telesurtv.net

teleSUR, JGN (2021-07-18). México dona a Cuba 800.000 jeringas para enfrentar la pandemia. telesurtv.net Esta contribución busca fortalecer las acciones que se llevan a cabo en Cuba y en la región para hacer frente a la pandemia.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-18). Long COVID research receives funding boost to advance treatment and diagnostics. imperial.ac.uk Imperial academics have received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to support new research into long COVID.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-18). Long COVID: Unpicking the lasting impact of COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Poorly defined and understood, the far-reaching impact of long COVID is emerging as the next battleground of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peter Koenig (2021-07-18). Cuba and Venezuela Under Siege? The Failed "Soft Coups" globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). ISIS Cells Inflicted Heavy Losses On Nigerian Government Forces In Two Recent Attacks (Photos). southfront.org From ISIS attack in Maynti, Borno. Click to see full-size image. | ISIS terrorists inflicted heavy losses on Nigerian government forces in two recent attacks in the northeastern state of Borno. | The first attack, which took place on July 13, saw the terrorists attacking several posts of local pro-government forces near the town of Lambwa. | Four fighters and a civilian, allegedly a spy for the government, were killed by the terrorists. During the attack, the terrorists also captured a pick…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). Suspected US Strike Destroyed PMU Truck On Syrian-Iraqi Border (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: Sabereen News (t.me/sabreenS1) | On July 18 morning, a mysterious strike targeted the border line between Syria and Iraq where Iranian-backed forces are known to be deployed. | The pinpoint strike destroyed a Toyota pickup truck of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). No human losses were reported as a result of the strike. | The UAE-based al-Arabiya TV reported that the targeted truck was loaded with weapons and ammunition. However, sources close to the PMU said that the truck wa…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). ISIS Shared Footage Of Embarrassing Attack On Oil Taker In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 17, ISIS news agency, Amaq, shared footage of a failed attack on a tanker moving oil from fields held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria to government-held areas. | The tanker was attacked by ISIS terrorists near the town of al-Karamah in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa on July 16. | Amaq footage show that the attack was a complete failure. ISIS terrorists failed to stop the tanker and must of their bullets missed. |

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). Afghan Government Forces Recaptured Four Districts From Taliban In Two Days (Videos). southfront.org Afghan National Army (ANA) troops conduct exercises October 13 at Camp Shorabak, an ANA base near Lashkargah, Helmand Province. [Zia Samar] | Afghan government forces recaptured four districts in three different provinces from the Taliban over the last few days. | On July 16, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces recaptured the districts of Saighan and Kahmard in the central province of Bamyan from the Taliban. | Government forces expelled Taliban fighters from the Chakhansur district in the southwestern…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). HTS-Led Militants Put On High Alert In Greater Idlib. southfront.org al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room logo | On July 18, the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, the largest military formation in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, placed its militants on high alert. | The information was revealed by Taher al-Omar, a propagandist of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Al-Omar didn't provide any further details on the issue. | Many al-Qaeda factions and Turkish-backed groups operate under the banner of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, which is led by HTS…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-18). Leaked Footage Provides First Look At Russia's New Stealth Fighter Jet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On July 18, leaked footage from Zhukovsky International Airport showing Russia's new stealth fighter jet surfaced online. | The new fighter jet, dubbed the "Checkmate," was developed by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), a subsidiary of Russia's Rostec. | The Checkmate is Russia's first single-engine stealth fighter jet. According to several sources, the jet will have a take-off weight of no more than 18 tons. It will be highly-maneuverable with a top speed that exceeds Mach two…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The new work-life balancing act. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people work. As vaccination rates increase, some people are returning to the office. But many companies have opted to keep their employees working from home permanently. This change has positive and negative side effects, including the mental health aspects of working from home. "Any time there are changes, it can be challenging for people, particularly when you're not used to working from home," says Dr. Greg Couser, a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Working toward more diversity in orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of all the medical and surgical subspecialties, orthopedic surgery historically has had the lowest percentage of women and minorities. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department is working to change that. This summer, two female medical students are participating in an eight-week clinical and research internship in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program was developed by Nth Dimensions, an organization that seeks to bring more women and minorities into the profession. "I think it's important…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). How can I prevent runner's diarrhea? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Runner's diarrhea is characterized by frequent, loose bowel movements during or immediately after a run. Runner's diarrhea is most common in long-distance runners. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________ The cause of runner's diarrhea isn't clear. Contributing factors likely include the physical jostling of the organs, decreased blood flow to the intestines, changes in intestinal hormone secretion, increased amount or introduction of new food, and pre-race anxiety and stress. What is clear…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to pick healthier oils. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body needs some fat to function normally. However, not all fats are created equal, and it's wise to choose healthier options whenever possible. Angie Murad, a licensed dietitian and patient educator with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, offers these tips for selecting cooking oils. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/LXCJR38di5E Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why bone marrow donor diversity is needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bone marrow transplants are procedures that infuse healthy blood stem cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Just like people in need of solid organ transplants, such as hearts or kidneys, people in need of a bone marrow transplant have to find a matching donor. Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, says bone marrow donations from people of all races and ethnicities are essential in order to help…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-18). Military Situation In Syria On July 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 17, Akidat tribe members attacked a SDF checkpoint in the Thiban town | On July 17, Arab tribe members in Shahil attacked SDF checkpoint in the Shahil area | On July 17, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has warned of preparations for…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-18). Military Situation In Yemen On July 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 201 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 17, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Rahbah area | On July 17, Ansar Allah captured Habaj village south of Baydha province | On July 18, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Rahbah | On July 18, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the w…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-18). Military Situation In Iraq On July 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 18, US aircraft attacked and destroyed a PMU vehicle near the Syrian border. No casualties were reported | On July 17, ISIS attacked Iraqi Army positions south of Kirkuk. Four Iraqi Army personnel were killed | On July 17, a Turkish Army convoy was targeted by an IED near Baashiqah base | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous103 (2021-07-18). New Round Of Clashes On Armenian-Azerbaijani Border. Casualties Reported. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh appears to be steadily and gradually nearing another escalation. | The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported on another shelling by the Armenian military positions of the Azerbaijani army along the entire length of the state border."On July 16, from 20: 40 to 22: 30, units of the Armenian armed forces from positions located on the territory of the village of Yukhary, Shorja, Basarkechar district, and on July 17 at about 01: 00 from the direction of the village of Mos…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-18). COVID Round: Crimea VS Russian Liberal Elite. southfront.org The village of Olenevka (Photo: Konstantin Mikhalchevsky / RIA Novosti) | Amid the growing spread of COVID-19 in Russia, a liberal team led by the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, has woken up. After the complete failure of his policy in the capital of the country, and the gradual cancellation of his baseless anti COVID measures, the Russian liberal elite switched to Crimea, which has become a new Mecca for Russian tourists. | By joining their forces, the liberals are doing everything possible to limit the flow of…

Julia Conley (2021-07-18). Climate Experts Shocked at Severity of Floods in Germany and Belgium. zcomm.org "This is your climate on fossil fuel."

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-07-18). What they don't say about Cuba. zcomm.org Cuban journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde reflects on the international multimedia disinformation campaign launched against Cuba…

Luis Feliz León (2021-07-18). Billionaires Can Have the Cosmos—We Only Want the Earth. zcomm.org It's up to workers to jump-start a mass movement to save life itself. If we leave it up to the oil barons and space cowboys, they will chase the last dollar till they annihilate us all…

Juan Cole (2021-07-18). Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control. zcomm.org The climate scientists who are cautiously suggesting that climate change is becoming nonlinear are saying we just went through the looking glass…

Indigo Olivier (2021-07-18). "How Many More Have to Die?" zcomm.org Campaigners are targeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel—and the pharmaceutical companies she is protecting…

Jack Kelly (2021-07-18). Iceland Tried a Shortened Workweek and It Was an 'Overwhelming Success'. zcomm.org Last year shattered the myth of people needing to trek into the office every single day.

Oriaku Njoku (2021-07-18). Envisioning a South where reproductive justice is a reality. zcomm.org Interview on the future of reproductive justice in the U.S. South…

Michael Mann (2021-07-18). Floods, Fires & Heat Waves. zcomm.org Interview on on "The New Climate War" & the Fight to Take Back the Planet…

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-18). Sanders Confirms Inclusion of Provisions of PRO Act in Reconciliation Bill. zcomm.org On top of creating civil penalties for companies engaging in union-busting, the labor legislation also proposes outlawing tactics that companies commonly use to delay unionization…

news.un (2021-07-18). FROM THE FIELD: Cameroon's displaced, get hooked on fish. news.un.org Cameroonians who have been displaced by conflict and climate change in the north of the West African country are turning to aquaculture as an alternative source of income, thanks to support from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Dave Lindorff (2021-07-18). The tipping points are arriving: A Nighttime Walk without Bugs or Bats. warisacrime.org By Dave Lindorff This past Thursday evening, not having done my usual run because of the heat, I waited until later when things had cooled down a bit. It was still quite humid and even faintly misty and not wanting to get all sweaty I opted to walk the four mile circle through the exurb …

Staff (2021-07-18). 3 athletes test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo just days before games, 2 of them diagnosed in Olympic Village. rt.com Three unnamed Olympians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the final days leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The upcoming event has been plagued with Covid-19 restrictions and concerns over health safety. | Out of the infected athletes, two tested positive in the Olympic Village, the Japan Times reported on Sunday, citing officials. | Five Olympic Games staff members, a contract worker and a journalist also tested positive on Sunday. | The news comes after a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ryu Seung-min, tested positive for the virus after landing at Na…

Staff (2021-07-18). 'Fascism spread to courts': Erdogan's spokesman berates top EU court for allowing employers to ban headscarves in workplace. rt.com The spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the EU of "embracing" the fascist past of the European continent, after a top court ruled that employers can ban religious symbols, including the headscarf. | The ruling passed this week by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is "wrong" and "an attempt to lend legitimacy to racism," Fahrettin Altun, the communications director for the office of President Erdogan said on Twitter on Saturday. He said it was "unbelievable that fascism just spread to the courts" of the EU, adding that "instead of denouncing its dark past, Europe now seeks to emb…

Editor2 (2021-07-18). Hands off Cuba! The US Peace Council Stands in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution! orinocotribune.com By U.S. Peace Council — Jul 14, 2021 | The recent protests in Cuba over deteriorating conditions have a material basis that cannot be dismissed. No matter how heroic a people may be, socialism must provide for their material needs. The U.S. blockade of Cuba is designed precisely to thwart that and to discredit socialism in Cuba and anywhere else where oppressed people try to better their lot. | Cuban President Díaz-Canel warned in 2019: | "The US began to intensify a series of restrictive measures, a tightening of the blockade, of financial persecution against the energy sector with the aim of suffocating ou…

Nino Pagliccia (2021-07-18). Venezuela's Successful Resistance and Self-Destruction of the United States. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jul 16, 2021 | Venezuela today is the epicentre of a revolutionary movement that wants to establish a different political paradigm for Latin America; a new paradigm of an autochthonous ideology with historical and cultural elements, with a single vision but a renewing tactical approach on the basis of a constant dialectical analysis of the global context of our era. Analyst Yanis Iqbal fittingly

sputniknews (2021-07-17). US Activists Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions Fueling Cuba's Economic Crisis. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration is using starvation as a weapon against Havana by refusing to lift the very sanctions that helped fuel Cuba's economic crisis in the first place, including those targeting payments from relatives in America, activists told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-07-17). Pot Meet Kettle: Biden Refers to Cuba as 'Failed State'. sputniknews.com Liberation Heroine Assata Shakur turns 74; Anniversary of bold Young Lord's hospital occupation; Nigerian-American basketball players appeal to play in Olympics…

The Conversation (2021-07-17). Why our climate emergency is forcing conservationists to be more ambitious: by moving threatened species to new pastures. juancole.com By Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple | — ( The Conversation) — As climate change brings record droughts and floods, extended fire seasons continue to make headlines, and the role of humans in this terrible situation is now undisputed, institutional change has been slow and unsteady. In particular, conservationists have been wary of pointing to climate change …

Joe Piette (2021-07-17). °Liberación Sí! °Traslados No! Liberation Yes! Transfers No! workers.org After years of protests, York Prison, near Philadelphia, will no longer be housing ICE detainees after Aug. 12. But instead of releasing those incarcerated, prison authorities are sending them to other states, far away from their families and their legal service providers. Members and supporters of Movement of Immigrant Leaders . . . |

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-07-17). Migrant deaths in the desert at record levels as heat wave pounds West. juancole.com By Alyssa Marksz | — ( Cronkite News ) — WASHINGTON — The number of migrant deaths recorded in the Arizona desert so far this year is on pace to break the record set just last year, as migrants attempt the crossing in the face of a record-breaking heat wave. Humane Borders and the Pima …

Mickey Z. (2021-07-17). A DIY Little League Story (we'd all be canceled today). dissidentvoice.org Yours truly, at maybe age 6, in Long Island City High School schoolyard Growing up in a working-class, blue-collar neighborhood — long before there was an internet — often left kids like me to our own devices. We found myriad ways to amuse ourselves and also, to play sports. We were troublemakers, sure, but athletes …

Joe Lauria (2021-07-17). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 3: Passing the Espionage Act. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 8, 2021 | Part three of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | In his 1915 State of the Union address, in the midst of the First World War, but before the US entered it, President Woodrow Wilson made a strident and authoritarian argument for the Espionage Act. He said: | "There are citizens of the United States, I blush to admit, born under other flags but welcomed under our generous naturalization laws to the full freedom and opportunity of America, who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; who have sought to bring the aut…

Eric Walberg (2021-07-17). Needed Urgently! New US National Myth. dissidentvoice.org Empires rise and fall. And usually burn themselves out rather quickly. What else is new? 'American decline' is a Wikipedia page. You can feel it in the air. One greets it with dread or hope, or better dread-hope. America's sins are adding up, yet the US is a behemoth for well over two centuries and …

_____ (2021-07-17). Private-Equity 'Vampires' Run Into A Wall Of Worker Resistance. popularresistance.org At the peak of the Great Recession in 2008, General Motors was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers and survived. Bail-out money in hand, GM sharply increased its production in China and other low-wage nations on its way to recovering its past heights of profitability. But back in Janesville, Wisconsin, GM closed its plant, costing an estimated 9,000 jobs and widespread social misery that has not abated.

teleSUR, him, MER (2021-07-17). Denuncian asesinato de otros dos líderes sociales en Colombia. telesurtv.net Con estos hechos, ascienden a 96 los líderes sociales y defensores de derechos humanos asesinados en lo que va de año.

_____ (2021-07-17). Animal Extinction Protesters Blockade McDonalds Factory. popularresistance.org The 'animal and climate justice' movement said that around 100 protestors set up a blockade using trucks, tents, bamboo structures in the early hours of Thursday morning to stop the facility from distributing burgers. Trucks with the sign "McMurder" stood outside the factory while police vans encircled the area.

Staff (2021-07-17). US failed in destroying Cuba despite spending billions. en.mehrnews.com Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says the United States could not destroy Cuba despite spending billions of dollars.

Dongsheng News (2021-07-17). News on China | No. 59. dissidentvoice.org In episode No. 59, China promotes competition and consumer rights, is developing the world's largest wind power project in Gansu province, has removed the giant panda from endangered status, and more.

Staff (2021-07-17). Fundaredes and Voluntad Popular Cases: Evidence Collected through Legal Methods. orinocotribune.com The legality of the information collection methods used to search for evidence of terrorism and hate crimes in the seized mobile phones of the detainees in Fundaredes and Voluntad Popular (VP) cases derives from the weight of the allegations of complicity, conspiracy to commit a crime and extreme right-wing sedition to commit terrorist acts, and it is based on Article 223 of the Organic Criminal Procedure Code (COPP). | Article 223 of COPP states: "The Public Ministry will carry out or order investigations by experts, when for the examination of a person or object, in order to discover or assess in a convictio…

teleSUR (2021-07-17). Mexico Reaffirms His Rejection to US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net Speaking at a press conference at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Friday, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reaffirmed his country's rejection of the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba. | RELATED: | He highlighted that the U.S. inhumane measure against the Caribbean island and other countries were causing "serious impacts" on the population while worsening these nations' humanitarian situation.

ecns.cn (2021-07-17). China to steadily advance digital yuan pilots. ecns.cn China's central bank on Friday released a white paper on the progress of the country's digital fiat currency, the e-CNY, saying that it will steadily push forward pilot schemes of its digital yuan.

_____ (2021-07-17). 'Cuba Is Not Alone,' International Solidarity Movements Stress. popularresistance.org Progressive political organizations, social movements, intellectuals, and opinion leaders from around the world continue to affirm their support for the Cuban people and government amid the new attempt by the United States to destabilize the order in this Caribbean nation.

_____ (2021-07-17). Greenland Bans All Oil Exploration. popularresistance.org No oil has been found yet around Greenland, but officials there had seen potentially vast reserves as a way to help Greenlanders realize their long-held dream of independence from Denmark by cutting the subsidy of the equivalent of about $680 million Canadian the Danish territory receives from the Danish government every year.

EMMA (2021-07-17). Texas Judge Rules DACA Unlawful. peoplesparty.org It's appalling that this ruling threatens applicants and suspends applications, and also terrifying for what it could mean for further rulings for current recipients in future precedents. | The Dream Act is the bare minimum Congress can do to protect migrants entering and within our borders, yet, they have been dragging their feet on even this legislation. It passed the House in March but has yet to reach the Senate floor. | The slow response from Congress and the Biden administration on immigration isn't surprising. The Obama administration deported 1.18 million people in its first three years alone! More r…

Staff (2021-07-17). Fake chemical attack plotted on Assad's inauguration in Idlib. en.mehrnews.com Terrorists are plotting a fake chemical attack in the Idlib de-escalation zone on the day of the Syrian president's inauguration, a Russian official said.

ecns.cn (2021-07-17). U.S. at its futile game again. ecns.cn Washington's new round of measures targeting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, including sanctioning officials and issuing a new risk-warning to multinational companies, surprised few because it has been intensifying efforts to galvanize an alliance to advance its geopolitical strategy against China, which it considers a threat to U.S. interests.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-07-17). Venezuelan Oil Output Continues Slow Recovery as Washington Approves LPG Imports. venezuelanalysis.com The Treasury Department's license is unlikely to ease cooking gas shortages in the South American nation.

_____ (2021-07-17). Lawsuit Filed By Indigenous Water Protectors Against Sheriff. popularresistance.org Indigenous environmental protectors opposing the expansion of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke, represented by the Center for Protest Law and Litigation, a project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and EarthRights International, today filed for a restraining order against Hubbard County, Sheriff Cory Aukes and the local land commissioner in northern Minnesota. | The Hubbard County Sheriff has unlawfully blockaded access to a camp serving as a convergence space and home for Indigenous-led organizing, decolonization and treaty rights trainings, and religious activities by water pro…

William Manson (2021-07-17). Behold: The Fallacy of "Techo-Inevitabilism" dissidentvoice.org Director Werner Herzog's documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016) begins with "Internet pioneer" Leonard Kleinrock, who welcomes us into the, yes, actual laboratory where it was "born"! To Wagnerian strains in the soundtrack, Kleinrock complacently calls the place "a holy shrine"— quite a revealing phrase for this acolyte of possibly the …

_____ (2021-07-17). Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile "Walk For Licenses" popularresistance.org Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and allies of the community passed through Bloomington Thursday on day six of their seven-day, 300-mile "Walk for Licenses" through Indiana, according to a press release from Cosecha Indiana.

teleSUR (2021-07-17). UN Rejects Persistent Attacks on Social Leaders in Colombia. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) addressed the political violence in the recent protests in Colombia where attacks and threats against human rights activists continued to climb. | RELATED: | Previously, Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) warned that the South American nation ranks second in the world in terms of violent deaths per day of protest. | UNSC members expressed concerns over "the…

_____ (2021-07-17). Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations. popularresistance.org Portland, OR — On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law bans commonly used deceptive interrogation tactics, including false promises of leniency and false claims about the existence of incriminating evidence. Both of these tactics have long been identified as significantly increasing the risk of false confessions, which have played a role in about 30% of all wrongful convictions overturned by DNA. False confessions are also the most frequent contributing factor in wrongful c…

_____ (2021-07-17). Oregon Bill Banning Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law bans commonly used deceptive interrogation tactics, including false promises of leniency and false claims about the existence of incriminating evidence.

Inequality (2021-07-17). Around the World, Excessive Corporate Power Breeds Political Repression. juancole.com By Manuel Perez-Rocha | — Free trade agreements and other neoliberal economic rules grant excessive privileges to transnational corporations, elevating their narrow interests above people's livelihoods and the environment. Beyond mere economic prescriptions, neoliberalism also embraces repressive and anti-democratic measures. We are increasingly seeing this in the Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes Honduras, …

_____ (2021-07-17). Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile 'Walk For Licenses'. popularresistance.org Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and allies of the community passed through Bloomington Thursday on day six of their seven-day, 300-mile "Walk for Licenses" through Indiana, according to a press release from Cosecha Indiana. | The goal of the walk, which started Saturday in Gary, Indiana and East Chicago, is to bring attention to the need for drivers licenses for undocumented Indiana residents, according to the release. The walk will end in Indianapolis on Saturday. | Cosecha Indiana, which organized the walk, is a part of a national movement, working towards permanent protection, dignity and respect for all i…

teleSUR (2021-07-17). Mexico Reaffirms Its Rejection to US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net Speaking at a press conference at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Friday, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reaffirmed his country's rejection of the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba. | RELATED: | He highlighted that the U.S. inhumane measure against the Caribbean island and other countries were causing "serious impacts" on the population while worsening these nations' humanitarian situation.

Ralph Nader (2021-07-17). The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes. dissidentvoice.org Kicking life-saving solutions endlessly down the road is the mark of the brutish power of the corporations over the innocents. Fifty years ago, medical research warned about the overuse of antibiotics creating mutations of resistant bacterium, making these drugs less effective. Dr. Sidney Wolfe warned about this criminal negligence again and again, along with other …

_____ (2021-07-17). Feminists Are Resisting Colonization By Fighting Sexual Violence. popularresistance.org As Israeli settler-colonialism finds its perfect ally in U.S. settler-colonialism, U.S.-based advocates of Israel have been reifying this pattern for decades by consistently bullying Palestinian community leaders and activists, and threatening them (not only women) with rape and sexual assault. The recent attack on Palestinian Feminist Collective (PFC) member Rasha Mubarak, president of Unbought Power, is but one example of how this repression strategy especially targets women organizers. After she co-led an effort demanding that Florida state legislators condemn Israeli violence and support free speech on Palest…

_____ (2021-07-17). CIA Stories: Death Squads In Afghanistan. popularresistance.org As the US Empire makes its major military retreat from Afghanistan, learn about the CIA forces that will be staying behind—and their disturbing 20-year track record of war crimes.

Kevin Welner (2021-07-17). Don't Let the Rhetoric Fool You—Charter Schools Often Aren't Public. progressive.org If they were, they wouldn't be so inaccessible.

Stephanie Kelton (2021-07-17). If You Really Care About Social Security, Stop Capitulating To The Left. realprogressives.org Let's start telling the truth about Social Security. We are educators. So let's educate people on the basic facts.

_____ (2021-07-17). Palestinian Feminists Are Resisting Colonization By Fighting Sexual Violence. popularresistance.org Earlier this summer, several news outlets reported that the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) in New Jersey, where Palestinian Americans gather for community organizing, civic engagement and humanitarian relief efforts was "bombarded with threats for 7 hours." Yet perhaps due to the patriarchal culture underlying the U.S. media, the news reporters did not give much focus to the highly gendered and sexualized nature of these threats…

Juan Cole (2021-07-17). With Massive Flooding in Germany, Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Our burning of gasoline, coal and natural gas on a massive global scale, putting tens of billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere annually, is turning the earth into . . . well, a greenhouse. Greenhouses are closed up, keeping in heat and moisture. In a greenhouse, the …

_____ (2021-07-17). Documents Point To US Hand In Cuba Protests. popularresistance.org "For those new to the issue of Cuba, the protests we are witnessing were started by artists, not politicians. This song 'Patria y Vida' powerfully explains how young Cubans feel. And its release was so impactful, you will go to jail if caught playing it in Cuba," said Florida Senator Marco Rubio, referencing a track by rapper Yotuel.

_____ (2021-07-17). Lawsuit Filed By Indigenous Water Protectors Against MN Sheriff. popularresistance.org Indigenous environmental protectors opposing the expansion of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke, represented by the Center for Protest Law and Litigation, a project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and EarthRights International, today filed for a restraining order against Hubbard County, Sheriff Cory Aukes and the local land commissioner in northern Minnesota.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-17). Caracas Metro Line 5 Restoration Works Continue: Bello Monte Station to be Completed Soon. orinocotribune.com Restoration work of the Caracas Metro system is now fully underway, not only for maintenance of parts and equipment for trains, but also in restarting the works for Line 5, thanks to Venezuelan labor and engineering. This was informed by Hipólito Abreu, Venezuelan minister for Transport, via his social media accounts. | In Minister Abreu's words, the restarting of the metro works represents "an act of sovereignty that is only possible when a people is determined to be free." He also stressed that these tasks are being carried out by Venezuelan engineers "in the midst of an atrocious blockade and without the tutel…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). Russia's New 5th Generation Fighter Jet Has Integrated Electro-Optical Targeting System. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On April 17, Russia's Rostec –°orporation shared on Twitter a photo of the new stealth fighter jet that was developed by its subsidiary, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). | The photo shows what appears to be an optical system installed under the new fighter jet, that has become known as the "Checkmate". | A photo reflected on the optical system shows what appears to be a Type 45-class destroyer of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. A warship of this class, the HMS Defend…

Staff (2021-07-17). UK Supreme Court to Decide Soon on Seized Venezuelan Gold Dispute. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 16, the lawyers representing the Constitutional Government of Venezuela confirmed that the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will settle the dispute over Venezuela's gold reserves held by the Bank of England next week. | The seized gold case reached the British courts last year, after the Bank of England refused to hand over Venezuelan gold reserves back to the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), arguing that a similar request had come from a banking board appointed by the self-proclaimed "president" and former National Assembly deputy Juan Guaidó. | In the first instance, the London Commercial Cou…

Editor (2021-07-17). Editorial — °Reparaciones! Traer a los niñxs indígenas a casa. workers.org No hay mayor prueba de genocidio que el robo y asesinato sistemático de los niñxs de un pueblo. Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Canadá están acusados penalmente de genocidio tras la nueva revelación, a finales de mayo, de la muerte de miles de niños indígenas en "internados" y escuelas . . . |

_____ (2021-07-17). To Honor John Lewis, Progressives Say, 'End the Filibuster' and Pass Voting Rights Legislation. commondreams.org Pundits have a tendency to underestimate movements for democracy reform.

_____ (2021-07-17). Companies Must Disclose—and Face—Mounting Climate Risks. commondreams.org

commondreams (2021-07-17). Good Trouble: We Have Come Too Far and Fought Too Hard. On Our Watch the Clock Will Not Be Turned Back. commondreams.org "Remembering and celebrating John Lewis today is important," said Rep. Cori Bush. "Abolishing the filibuster to secure the right to vote for everyone is how we must protect his legacy."

_____ (2021-07-17). Oregon's Growing Bootleg Fire is One of 70 Now Raging in US West, Where Another Heatwave Looms. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-07-17). US Government Uses Colombia to Destabilize Latin America: Cabello Dixit. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, July 15, the First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, referring to the assassination of Haiti's president Jovenel MoàØse, characterized the position of the government of Colombia as shameless, when, in an attempt to absolve the mercenaries, a high-ranking official of the Colombian National Police said that the detained mercenaries were going to arrest the president of Haiti. | Given this, Diosdado Cabello wondered aloud: at what cost were they hired to detain him? On what grounds could Colombia send a mercenary to arrest a president? Who could…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-07-17). Famine looms over northern Ethiopia's Tigray region as civil war re-escalates. peoplesdispatch.org With seasonal rains on the horizon, the one chance to avert a full blown famine in Tigray and parts of neighboring Amhara and Afar, already reeling under a severe food shortage, may be lost if the fighting does not cease…

Staff (2021-07-17). Turning Point USA Struggles to Bar White Nationalists From Student Summit. truthout.org Turning Point USA, the

Staff (2021-07-17). Eliminating the Hyde Amendment Would Be a Big Win for Abortion Care in the South. truthout.org In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, declaring that the right to an abortion was protected under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. Although the ruling was an enormous victory for the pro-choice movement, it soon became clear that the fight for abortion access for all was far from over. | In 1976, U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, an Illinois Republican and outspoken abortion opponent, introduced to Congress a budget amendment that b…

Staff (2021-07-17). Manchin Wants to Invest More Taxpayer Money in Propping Up Fossil Fuel Industry. truthout.org The time has come for Democrats in Congress to debate the future of the fossil fuel industry as they write sweeping climate legislation that could define President Joe Biden's legacy. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), a conservative Democrat and a key vote in the Senate, drew a line in the sand this week, telling fellow Democrats and media outlets that eliminating fossil fuels is off the table. | Instead of phasing out fossil fuels and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources such as…

Staff (2021-07-17). Black Feminist "Back Talk" Anchors Resistance on Both Sides of the Atlantic. truthout.org "Britain demands that I give up my back talk and 'know my place,'" sociologist Akwugo Emejulu tells me. "I've been told to shut up, directly or indirectly, more times than you would imagine. But how could I when there's so much to be said, plainly and without artifice?" | In her work, Emejulu — a Black feminist scholar at the University of Warwick in England — provides us with an unfiltered look at the racism and oppression faced by Black British women across significant domains of u…

_____ (2021-07-17). The Bay of Tweets: Documents Point to U.S. Hand in Cuba Protests. strategic-culture.org The U.S. government can cause economic misery for the Cuban people, but it cannot, it appears, convince them to overthrow their government. "The current events in Cuba constitute in reality the U.S.S. Maine of 2021," August said. If this really was an attempted color revolution, as August is implying, it was not a very successful one, amounting to little more than a Bay of Tweets.

_____ (2021-07-17). Biden's Policy on Cuba Reveals Itself. strategic-culture.org The assumption that military intervention would fix Cuba only illustrates how the interests of the Miami dissidents are aligned with those of the U.S. | As protests erupted in Cuba over shortages of basic necessities, the decades-long illegal U.S. blockade on Cuba was no longer a part of mainstream media narratives. In 2020, media focus was on the Cuban contribution to the fight against Covid19 and how, despite the blockade, Cuba had still managed its internationalist approach, while manufacturing its own vaccines. For a brief period, talk about lifting the illegal blockade on Cuba was also part of the internatio…

_____ (2021-07-17). The US Government Threatens Tech Companies To Push Censorship Agendas. strategic-culture.org After Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted on Thursday that the administration has given Facebook a list of accounts to ban for spreading "misinformation" about the Covid vaccine, she has now doubled down saying that people who circulate such materials online should be banned from not just one but all social media platforms.

Lynda Carson (2021-07-17). Commissioner of Baseball, Robert D. Manfred Jr., threatens Oakland. indybay.org Oakland A's:…

DLI (2021-07-17). USA regime fans anti-Cuba protests. indybay.org 2 weeks after thoroughly embarrassed by a UN vote(184-2!) on the illegal & immoral blockade on Cuba, the Evil Empire strikes back, by promoting and hyping street protests in Cuba. Trying to salvage "face" in the international community, Washington tries to channel global opinion away from its criminal culpability in the rising domestic tensions on the Caribbean island socialist government.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-17). Saturday 7/17: Sacramento: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Coalition for a Truly Public UC (2021-07-17). Wednesday 7/21: UC Regents Public Assembly. indybay.org 1111 Franklin St Oakland CA…

adapted from Damany Fisher, Ph.D (2021-07-17). Afro-Latino Presence in Early California – Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Afro-Latinos migrated to California in significant numbers. By 1790, they made up nearly 20 percent of California's population, or one out of every five residents. More importantly, the concept of "race" had far less significance in California than in the United States. While European-born Spaniards controlled California society, Afro-Latinos and mestizos did manage to gain political and economic influence during the Spanish and Mexican periods of California history. Established in 1849, Negro Bar, today's Sacramento County is a singular remnant of a golden legacy.

The Lancet (2021-07-17). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Africa: a lesson in solidarity. thelancet.com Many countries in Africa face a serious third wave of COVID-19 that is both larger and more burdensome on health systems than previous waves. This predictable turn of events has been driven by a morally reprehensible lack of vaccine equity (<1% of the population are fully vaccinated), leaving the continent vulnerable to new and more transmissible variants of the virus, behavioural and economic pandemic fatigue, and complacency. A lack of diagnostic capacity in some countries means the epidemiology of this current wave is uncertain, but South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia are reporting the highest numbers of new cas...

teleSUR (2021-07-17). APEC Members Commit to COVID-19 Vaccine Sharing. telesurenglish.net China's President Xi Jinping called on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum members to strengthen solidarity and cooperation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Addressing a virtual meeting organized by New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Xi Jinping reaffirmed his country's commitment to maintaining stable and secure vaccine supply chains. | Participating APEC members pledged to stick to the Putrajaya V…

thelancet (2021-07-17). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Haas EJ, Angulo FJ, McLaughlin JM, et al. Impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign in Israel: an observational study using national surveillance data. Lancet 2021; 397: 1819—29—In table 2 of this Article, the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in unvaccinated participants aged 45—64 years should have been 19‚Äà579; the incidence rates per 100‚Äà000 person-days should have been <0 ∑1 for COVID-19-related hospitalisation in...

WSWS (2021-07-17). Stop the lifting of pandemic restrictions and the promotion of vaccine nationalism! wsws.org The Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee condemns the lifting of public health measures necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the promotion of vaccine nationalism.

Ricardo Delgado (2021-07-17). Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca The results of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy are far-reaching. Graphene oxide is a toxin which triggers thrombi and blood coagulation. It also has an impact on the immune system. Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs can have devastating impacts.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-17). CDC: 10,991 Dead, 551,172 Injuries Following COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca The U.S. CDC released more data today in their Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a

David Skripac (2021-07-17). "Our Species is Being Genetically Modified": Humanity's March Toward Extinction? Analysis of the Microbiome and Virome. globalresearch.ca This year marks a turning point in human history. For the first time since human civilization began, our species is being genetically modified. Vaccine manufacturers have now made it possible for the human genome to be permanently altered —and humanity's relationship with nature forever changed.

a guest author (2021-07-17). Comentario de Workers World / China y àÅfrica: Cooperación mutua, no neocolonialismo. workers.org Por Ernie Hamer (Autor invitado) Basado en una charla dada en una reunión de Workers World/ Partido Mundo Obrero en Buffalo, N.Y., el 27 de abril de 2021. Con la República Popular de China en ascenso, las fuerzas del imperialismo estadounidense están comenzando a entrar en pánico a medida que . . . |

teleSUR, lfl, JGN (2021-07-17). EE.UU. detiene a más de un millón de emigrantes en la frontera. telesurtv.net La cifra del pasado mes de junio representa un incremento del 4.5 por ciento, un récord en más de dos décadas.

teleSUR (2021-07-17). 'Cuba Will Never Be a Land of Hatred', Diaz-Canel Says. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, thousands of Cubans gathered at the La Piragua square in Havana to show their support to the Cuban Revolution's leaders and to reject the political instability and destabilization campaigns promoted by the U.S. government. | RELATED: | Chanting "You can count on me Canel" and "I'm Fidel", Cuban Revolution's supporters attended the event in response to the acts of violence affecting the Caribbean nation in…

Peter Koenig (2021-07-17). Forced Vaccination and the Road to "Digital Tyranny": Agenda ID2020 Revisited. globalresearch.ca This profoundly immoral and criminal endeavor has been on the drawing board for years. The final and formal decision to go ahead NOW, albeit planned, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos — behind closed doors, of course.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Bloomberg says Sri Lanka is the highest risk of foreign debt default in Asia. wsws.org Sri Lanka is reeling under the impact of an economic crisis exacerbated by global pandemic, with export income and remittances falling drastically and tourism having all but collapsed.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Sri Lanka education sector workers hold national strike; Pakistani health workers walkout for COVID-19 risk allowance; New Zealand midwives vote to strike.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). Tribal Fighters Killed Six ISIS Terrorists In Ambush In Western Iraq. southfront.org Screen grab from a video showing Al Jaghayfa January 5 ambush. | Late on July 16, fighters of the Al Jaghayfa ambushed a group of ISIS terrorists in the Haditha district in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. | Citing an unnamed Iraqi security source, the Buratha News Agency said that the tribal fighters killed six terrorists during the ambush. One of the slain terrorists was a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. Al Jaghyafa fighters also captured two pickup trucks as well as some weapons and ammunition. | ISIS ce…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). Assad Vows To Liberate Syrian Territory Occupied By US, Turkey As He Starts 4th Presidential Term. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Syrian Presidential Office. | On July 17, Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a fourth seven-year presidential term in the war-torn country. | Assad garnered 95.1% of the vote in the May 26 presidential election, in which officials said turnout was 78.6% of some 18 million registered voters. The elections were described by the West and Assad's opponents as illegitimate. | The President was sworn in on the constitution and the Kora…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). Al-Quds Brigade Deployed Additional Reinforcements In Central Syria To Combat ISIS (Photos). southfront.org File image. | The al-Quds Brigade has deployed additional reinforcements in Syria's central region, Syrian sources reported on July 17. | The Palestinian group has been combating ISIS cells in the central region for more than two years now. Russia is reportedly the main backer of the group, which operates side by side with Syrian government forces. | The al-Quds Brigade took part in all recent operations against ISIS cells in the region. The group sustained some heavy losses on the hands of the terrorist group. | &Yum…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). Casualties Reported After Attack On Turkish Military Convoy In Northern Iraq. southfront.org Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi | On July 17, a Turkish military convoy came under attack while it was passing in Zilkan in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. | "An explosive device blew up this afternoon, targeting a convoy of Turkish military vehicles in the area of Zilkan, in the outskirts of the Bashiqa district mountains, wounding two Turkish soldiers and a member of the Kurdish Asayish force," an Iraqi security source told the U…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-17). US-led Coalition, SDF Neutralized Six ISIS Terrorists After Successful Air Landing In Southeastern Deir Ezzor. southfront.org Illustrative image, Canadian Tactical Aviation Supporting Coalition Forces in Iraq, by the official account of The Canadian Armed Forces on Twitter (@CanadianForces) | Late on July 16, the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out a successful counter-terrorism operation in the town of Diban in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. | A joint force of the coalition and the SDF landed from helicopters in the al-Latwah neighborhood, where a cell of ISIS was taking shelter. | Following h…

Sally Hargreaves, Sally E Hayward, Teymur Noori, Martin McKee, Bernadette Kumar (2021-07-17). [Correspondence] COVID-19: counting migrants in. thelancet.com Rohini Mathur and colleagues1 present important data highlighting increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates among minority ethnic people in the UK, including people reporting as South Asian and Black, yet use of these broad ethnic categories consistently fails to capture the dynamics of contemporary migration. These categories include a highly heterogeneous group of settled minority ethnic people born in the UK, alongside more recently arrived migrants, including an increasing proportion of low-skilled labour migrants, refugees, undocumented migrants, and others who have a particular profile of risk factors for SARS-C…

Thomas M Drake, Aya M Riad, Cameron J Fairfield, Conor Egan, Stephen R Knight, Riinu Pius, Hayley E Hardwick, Lisa Norman, Catherine A Shaw, Kenneth A McLean, A A Roger Thompson, Antonia Ho, Olivia V Swann, Michael Sullivan, Felipe Soares, Karl A Holden, Laura Merson, Daniel Plotkin, Louise Sigfrid, Thushan I de Silva, Michelle Girvan, Clare Jackson, Clark D Russell, Jake Dunning, Tom Solomon, Gail Carson, Piero Olliaro, Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam, Lance Turtle, Annemarie B Docherty, Peter JM Openshaw, J Kenneth Baillie, Ewen M Harrison, Malcolm G Semple, ISARIC4C investigators (2021-07-17). [Articles] Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre cohort study. thelancet.com Complications and worse functional outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are high, even in young, previously healthy individuals. Acute complications are associated with reduced ability to self-care at discharge, with neurological complications being associated with the worst functional outcomes. COVID-19 complications are likely to cause a substantial strain on health and social care in the coming years. These data will help in the design and provision of services aimed at…

Xiaoying Gu, Bin Cao (2021-07-17). [Comment] In-hospital complications associated with COVID-19. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic persists globally,1 an emerging challenge is the shift from acute infection to the burden of long-term consequences resulting from the disease. Although a consensus terminology has not yet been reached,…

Padraig Hawkins, Liam Chawke, Liam Cormican, Kathryn A Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Aurelie Fabre, Michael P Keane, Cormac McCarthy (2021-07-17). [Clinical Picture] Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: a discrepancy between symptoms and CT findings. thelancet.com A 50-year-old man with a 2-year history of a dry cough and mild exertional dyspnoea was referred to our lung disease clinic. The patient—who was originally from Turkey—had a significant cigarette smoking history but no relevant occupational exposures.

Matthew W McCarthy, Daniel Marchalik (2021-07-17). [Perspectives] The Great Gatsby and the challenge of unreliable narrators. thelancet.com An enduring debate in modern literature concerns the reliability of Nick Carraway, the narrator of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. For much of the novel, he seems to be a trustworthy person. He describes his Midwestern upbringing, his education at Yale University, and his desire to buck family tradition and move east to pursue a career in finance. Soon after his move to New York, however, Carraway learns of a love triangle involving his college friend, Tom Buchanan, Tom's wife, Daisy, and an enigmatic neighbour on Long Island named Jay Gatsby.

Felix Teufel, Jacqueline A Seiglie, Pascal Geldsetzer, Michaela Theilmann, Maja E Marcus, Cara Ebert, William Andres Lopez Arboleda, Kokou Agoudavi, Glennis Andall-Brereton, Krishna K Aryal, Brice Wilfried Bicaba, Garry Brian, Pascal Bovet, Maria Dorobantu, Mongal Singh Gurung, David Guwatudde, Corine Houehanou, Dismand Houinato, Jutta M Adelin Jorgensen, Gibson B Kagaruki, Khem B Karki, Demetre Labadarios, Joao S Martins, Mary T Mayige, Roy Wong McClure, Joseph Kibachio Mwangi, Omar Mwalim, Bolormaa Norov, Sarah Crooks, Farshad Farzadfar, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Bahendeka K Silver, Lela Sturua, Chea Stanford Wesseh, Andrew C Stokes, Utibe R Essien, Jan-Walter De Neve, Rifat Atun, Justine I Davies, Sebastian Vollmer, Till W Bà§rnighausen, Mohammed K Ali, James B Meigs, Deborah J Wexler, Jennifer Manne-Goehler (2021-07-17). [Articles] Body-mass index and diabetes risk in 57 low-income and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study of nationally representative, individual-level data in 685‚Äà616 adults. thelancet.com The association between BMI and diabetes risk in LMICs is subject to substantial regional variability. Diabetes risk is greater at lower BMI thresholds and at younger ages than reflected in currently used BMI cutoffs for assessing diabetes risk. These findings offer an important insight to inform context-specific diabetes screening guidelines.

Tamara Lucas (2021-07-17). [Perspectives] When art mirrors planetary health. thelancet.com The future of the arts in many countries has been plunged into uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many museums and galleries have been closed for long periods and their funding hangs by a thread. Like other arts organisations, the planned exhibition schedule at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, UK, was thrown into disarray in 2020. It is therefore remarkable that Compton Verney has recently reopened with a poignant and moving exhibition that could not be more pertinent to COVID-19 and the plight of the planet, despite being conceived and commissioned in 2019.

Siméon Pierre Choukem, Christian Akem Dimala (2021-07-17). [Comment] BMI and diabetes risk in low-income and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Diabetes is a growing public health problem in all countries, but this increase has been much faster in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)1,2 than in high income countries (HICs)3 over the past three decades.4 Concomitantly, the paucity of robust and representative data has prevented improved characterisation of the risk factors underlying this sharp increase in the burden in LMICs, which is needed to build more efficient diabetes screening and prevention policies than the current standard.

Tanyaporn Wansom, Sant Muangnoicharoen, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Suchai Kitsiripornchai, Trevor A. Crowell, Leilani Francisco, Paileen Gilbert, Dixion Rwakasyaguri, Jittima Dhitavat, Qun Li, David King, Merlin L. Robb, Kirsten Smith, Elizabeth A. Heger, Siriwat Akapirat, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Robert J. O'Connell, Sandhya Vasan (2021-07-17). [Research Paper] Risk Factors for HIV sero-conversion in a high incidence cohort of men who have sex with men and transgender women in Bangkok, Thailand. thelancet.com Interpretation HIV incidence remains high among Bangkok-based MSM and TGW. These key populations expressed high interest in participating in efficacy evaluation of future prevention strategies and had high retention in this 18 month study.

Sunil Amrith (2021-07-17). [Perspectives] Medicine and the monsoon. thelancet.com The classical Tamil poetry of the Sangam tradition blurs the boundaries between nature and self, between changing seasons and shifting interior states, and between emotional and physical health. "Monsoon rains,/coming with a stormy wind,/pouring down copiously/with roaring thunder/which kills snakes/in the mountains,/have you no mercy?" the poet Avvaiyar demands. The cycle of the south Asian monsoon—the intense heat of May followed by rains in June—structures many of these verses of love and longing.

Sophie Cousins (2021-07-17). [World Report] Afghan health at risk as foreign troops withdraw. thelancet.com Experts warn of the health costs of falling donor support and a risk of increased conflict as US and NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Sophie Cousins reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-07-17). [Perspectives] Binita Kane: sharing hidden histories in heritage and health. thelancet.com After violence broke out in his village in what is now Bangladesh, in the years following the 1947 Partition of India, Binita Kane's father Bim Bhowmick left India for the UK. "I saw newspaper articles from the time about how the village was burning and people were being slaughtered. The fact that my Hindu family escaped was just a miracle in itself", says Kane, "but the circumstances under which a Muslim family risked their own lives to help them was just incredible…I feel the narrative that's been passed down the generations is largely one of hatred.

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