Daily Archives: July 23, 2021

2021-07-23: News Headlines

Helen Yaffe (2021-07-23). What's Really Going on in Cuba. counterpunch.org With mind-boggling hypocrisy, Joe Biden expressed his concern about the situation, and called on the Cuban government to listen to the people. But if Biden were actually concerned, and listening to the Cuban people, he would lift the sanctions. This was a demand I heard from every Cuban I spoke to at a rally of 200,000 in Havana on 17 July, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets around the island.

Coleen Rowley — Wyatt Miller (2021-07-23). It's Time to End the U.S. War on Syria, Not Restart It. counterpunch.org The Biden administration's ending of a 20 year war in Afghanistan is a good sign but its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria last month are a bad sign. These airstrikes highlight the US military's ongoing, but underreported, deployment to Syria. In May, the AP claimed President Biden would soon put a stop to a US

_____ (2021-07-23). Culture War In The Classroom. popularresistance.org The American right's latest culture war offensive is an all-out assault on "critical race theory" (CRT). Like other right-wing campaigns, the attack on CRT is taking place on two fronts—one battle to define the term negatively in popular discourse, and another to enact laws and executive orders that severely restrict how racism is addressed in public schools and post-secondary public institutions. The two fronts work in tandem, feeding off each other; consequently, they must be addressed together.

_____ (2021-07-23). What Is Critical Race Theory, And Why Is It Under Attack? popularresistance.org School boards, superintendents, even principals and teachers are already facing questions about critical race theory, and there are significant disagreements even among experts about its precise definition as well as how its tenets should inform K-12 policy and practice. This explainer is meant only as a starting point to help educators grasp core aspects of the current debate.

Kenya Elliott (2021-07-23). COVID + Capitalism = Death. liberationnews.org In a shocking new report, the Centers for Disease Control just announced the largest single-year drop in life expectancy in the United States since World War Two. Life expectancy for people in the United States dropped by an astonishing one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020. Life expectancy for Black and Latino people dropped by a …

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-23). Washington beats the drum of regime change, but Cuba responds to its own revolutionary rhythm: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org Four days after MoàØse's assassination, Cuba experienced a set of protests from people expressing their frustration with shortages of goods and a recent spike of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Rise in COVID-19 cases among children surge in major US hotspots. wsws.org As the majority of US K-12 districts push forward with a full reopening of schools, cases among children ages 0-17 have nearly doubled in recent weeks, and multiple states have reported a rise in hospitalizations and deaths among children.

WSWS (2021-07-23). COVID-19 cases rise by 165 percent in California since lifting of restrictions in June. wsws.org Governor Gavin Newsom dissolved the color-coded tier system when all restrictions were relaxed June 15, but a number of the largest and most populous counties, including Los Angeles, would currently be in the most restrictive Purple tier were the system still in place.

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Black, Hispanic populations among hardest hit by COVID-19: UM study. ecns.cn Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the United States, particularly for Black and Hispanic people, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a study posted on the website of University of Michigan (UM) on Wednesday.

Daniel Warner (2021-07-23). Would Jean-Jacques Rousseau Get Vaccinated? counterpunch.org In the name of liberty and inherent individual rights, many people are refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Demonstrators demonize political leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron who have the audacity to impose obligatory vaccinations. Government interference in citizens' health choices is equated with fascism; anti-vax websites flourish, all prioritizing the right of the individual

Aaron Miller (2021-07-23). Inside Frito Lay's Topeka plant: Long hours, bad conditions. peoplesworld.org TOPEKA, Kansas—Brent Hall has been working for Frito Lay at their Topeka, Kansas, factory for the past 16 years, even becoming president of the Local 218 of the Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) there at one time. "One night/day/shift of routine maintenance and sanitization a fellow worker had walked underneath the walkway …

John Perry (2021-07-23). Why U.S. Policy Toward Nicaragua Isn't Working. counterpunch.org After the U.S.-Russian summit in June, there was no apparent irony in President Biden's response to a question about electoral interference. "Let's get this straight," he said. "How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew

Latino USA (2021-07-23). On The Other Side (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com We look at two Trump-era policies, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and Title 42 expulsions to see where they are under President Biden.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Putin's strategic partner Turkey blasts him over Libya, echoing AFRICOM accusation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJuly 23, 2021 'Regular Russian troops stationed in Libya' [T]here will be no future for freedom, democracy, or human rights "in regions where Putin maintains military bases, trades his veto power for influence and engages in media and electoral sabotage." Russia has been one of the biggest supporters of the putschist Gen Khalifa Haftar …

Julián Inzaugarat (2021-07-23). "The Colombian State is responsible for serious human rights violations" peoplesdispatch.org The International Mission that visited Colombia during the National Strike, concluded that the State should be investigated for various crimes and systematic violation of human rights.

Victor Grossman (2021-07-23). Germany: Greens worried about drop in popularity due to scandals. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—"Jack and Jill climbed up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after." It wasn't exactly like the nursery rhyme, but somehow there were similarities. Only this hill is the job as German chancellor after the September elections — with Angela Merkel going …

Juan Cole (2021-07-23). Iran opens new Oil Port on Gulf of Oman to avoid narrow Straits of Hormuz and to Avoid US Sanctions. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — According to Al Jazeera, on Thursday, Iran announced the opening of a new petroleum export terminal near the port of Jask on the Gulf of Oman, which will allow its vessels to avoid what Iranians refer to as the Persian Gulf and its narrow outlet, the Strait of Hormuz. Although …

Gregory Elich (2021-07-23). Penetrating curtains of deceit: I.F. Stone's 'The Hidden History of the Korean War'. mronline.org When the American journalist, I.F. Stone, published The Hidden History of the Korean War at the height of the military conflict in 1952, its message did not find a warm welcome at home.

Staff (2021-07-23). 25 July, Online Event: Open Forum — The Current Palestinian Uprising and the Path Forward to Liberation. samidoun.net Sunday, July 25 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. Register to join online: bit.ly/masarforum1 With the recent surge in mobilizations across historic Palestine and the diaspora, we invite you to join us in an open discussion concerning the current political moment facing the Palestinian struggle following recent confrontations with the Zionist entity and against the Palestinian Authority. Through this forum, we hope to exchange experiences concerning mobilizations within the North American scene, discuss what is needed to build a path forward for our work, and explore the necessary conditions for an alternative…

Anthony Mangos (2021-07-23). "Summer of Soul," a look back at 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. peoplesworld.org Soul, gospel, blues, jazz, R & B, funk, and rock. The music scene of the late sixties and early seventies was a zenith for these styles, and African Americans were a vital part of it all. The sheer volume of talent at the time was overwhelming. Wattstax, the 1973 film of the August 20, 1972 …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-07-23). Bianca Nozaki-Nasser on Anti-Asian Bias. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: A June New York Times

John Wojcik (2021-07-23). Chicago adopts plan for increased community control of the police. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council approved a community oversight system this week giving representatives chosen by the community a solid measure of control over Chicago police following years of protests and mobilizations over law enforcement misconduct. The 36-13 vote capped more than two years of struggle by a broad coalition of groups including unions, community …

Bruce Gagnon (2021-07-23). Climate change report: Jeff Bezos & the new wild west show. peoplesworld.org Jeff Bezos (the richest man in the world) successfully took his new wild west rodeo show to the edge of space and once returning to Mother Earth had the audacity to lecture us earthlings on a few things. Yahoo News reported Bezos saying: "We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move …

Ted Kelly (2021-07-23). Israelis prevent political prisoner from attending daughter's funeral. workers.org The latest cruelty the Israeli state inflicted on the Jarrar family followed the tragic and untimely death of Suha Jarrar at 31 years old at her home in Ramallah July 11. Despite international pleas for Khalida Jarrar, elected representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to . . . |

Editor (2021-07-23). DOCUMENT: James Weldon Johnson, Self-determining Haiti, 1920. mronline.org Plan follows precedent of 1970s state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists.

The Conversation (2021-07-23). Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds. juancole.com By Sven Teske, Chris Briggs, Mark Hemer, Philip Marsh, and Rusty Langdon | — ( The Conversation) — Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much of our coastline. New research released today confirms Australia's offshore wind resources offer vast potential …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-07-23). 'The Haitian People Aren't Looking for Foreign Powers to Impose a New System'. fair.org "We have to stand up against these calls for occupation, these calls for intervention. And we have to support the Haitian people's right to self-determination."

Joe Emersberger (2021-07-23). Saab case shows Western media's casual acceptance of U.S. atrocities. mronline.org Imagine being imprisoned for nonviolently attempting to prevent a heinous crime. That sums up the absurdity of Saab's predicament—and Western media's coverage of it.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-23). Worker tells senators why the PRO Act is a must. peoplesworld.org McCOMB, Ohio—For 20 of the 33 years she's worked at Hearthside Foods, an industrial bakery in McComb, Ohio, that turns out cookies, crackers and candy bars for big firms such as Nabisco and Kellogg's, Gracie Heldman has campaigned for a union—specifically the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers—there. Three times in 20 years, …

Al Neal (2021-07-23). The Scorecard: Introducing the Cleveland Guardians baseball team. peoplesworld.org The day many Native American and Indigenous baseball fans have been waiting for—fighting for—finally arrived. Cleveland's Major League Baseball team, known as the "Indians" since 1915, will now be called the Guardians. The ballclub made the long-awaited announcement Friday morning on Twitter with a video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. Thus, ending months, if not, years' worth …

Larry Holmes (2021-07-23). Transforming the political and social character of the working class movement. workers.org Based on remarks given at a June 28 leadership meeting. Holmes is Workers World Party's First Secretary. The Teamsters union, the third or fourth biggest union in the United States, overwhelmingly voted at its convention June 24 in favor of launching a nationwide campaign to organize the nearly 1 million . . . |

Nicholas Stender (2021-07-23). Will the Democrats ditch "consensus" and deliver promised reforms? liberationnews.org In yet another example of the futility of the Biden administration's "bipartisan" approach, Republicans blocked a vote on a major infrastructure bill on Wednesday. In the days since, more and more doubt is spreading about the ultimate fate of this bill, which was presented to the public as a major breakthrough that had sufficient Republican …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-07-23). Coal miners carry Alabama strike to Wall Street. workers.org Coal miners on strike in Brookwood, Ala., are staying stalwart midway through their fourth month on the picket line — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — continuing a 100-year-old tradition of labor resistance in central Alabama. The miners of United Mine Workers Local 2245 say big hedge . . . |

Staff (2021-07-23). Cops hate citizen journalists, but they're not the only ones. therealnews.com

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| Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham ,and welcome to Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a single purpose: holding the politically powerful institution of policing accountable. And to do so, we don't just focus on the bad behavior of individuals. Instead, we examine the system that makes bad policing possible. And today we're going to achieve this goal by focusing on how the investigative work of cop watchers has been ignored and even blocked by the purveyors of copaganda, and what this disturbing pattern says about the efforts o…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-07-23). Biden Gives Pregnant, Nursing and Postpartum Mothers a Pass. counterpunch.org Here's a scrap of good news. ICE will no longer target migrant women who are pregnant, nursing or within the year postpartum. This new rule is, well, actually civilized, especially when you consider the barbarity of Trump's ICE policies, when migrant women giving birth in border detention centers risked having their newborns snatched from their

Michael Welch (2021-07-23). The Assassination of Martin Luther King. Racism and the Growing Cancer Blighting U.S. Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca . | . "I …

WSWS (2021-07-23). The gyrations of Wall Street. wsws.org The Wall Street swings are the outcome of tidal wave-like movements of money, amounting to trillions of dollars, pumped into the financial system by the Fed since last March.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Continuing pay strike by 60,000 Iranian contract oil workers as economy buckles under US sanctions; resident doctors on indefinite strike over lack of pay in Ekiti state, Nigeria; metalworkers' strikes and protests in Italy against layoffs and closures…

Erik Molvar (2021-07-23). Why Regenerative Farming Works and Regenerative Ranching Fails. counterpunch.org "Regenerative agriculture" is a trending concept these days. But what does it mean? The buzzword "regenerative" gets bandied about by all sorts of agricultural operations, lobby groups, and would-be thought leaders. However, with no agreed-upon definition, it's become the latest version of 'natural' or 'sustainable' — claimed by many, but achieved by few. The dominant

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-23). Operation Condor II: "The Right-Wing Coalitions in the Region Have Washington's Backing" libya360.wordpress.com Revista Zoom Revista zoom interviewed Stella Calloni, a specialist in international affairs who analyzed the current situation in the region. R.Z.—The region and the continent are going through a very particular moment. Specifically, we wanted to talk about Cuba, Bolivia and Haiti. We would like to talk about everything that is happening in these places,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). South Korea: NATO's global partner in East Asia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South Korea participated in the recently-concluded 32-nation Sea Breeze NATO air and naval warfare exercise in the Black Sea, where it was joined by fellow Asia-Pacific nations and NATO Partners Across the Globe members Australia, Japan and Pakistan. NATO welcomes stronger cooperation with the Republic of Korea NATO officials welcomed Mr. Kyung-Hyup Kim, Chairman of …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-23). Tokyo's Pandemic Games Open. globalresearch.ca The auguries …

WSWS (2021-07-23). The struggle against the flood catastrophe in Germany requires a socialist programme. wsws.org The high number of deaths is the direct product of the criminal inaction by federal and state governments. Although they were warned ahead of time, they did nothing to alert the population and save lives.

Fabiano Maisonnave (2021-07-23). Planned Brazil-Peru Highway Threatens One Of Earth's Most Biodiverse Places. globalresearch.ca

Edgar Kaskla (2021-07-23). The Risks of Where we are Today. counterpunch.org One of the main culprits behind the economic collapse of 2008 was the combined speculation into what are called Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and the use of Credit Default Swaps (CDSs) to reduce the risk of investment for those buying CDOs. Roughly, here's what went on. CDOs are really a form of gambling. When a

WSWS (2021-07-23). An urgent warning: NZ Labour government moves to seal Pike River mine. wsws.org The WSWS calls on readers to oppose the New Zealand Labour-led government's imminent move to seal Pike River mine before it has been properly investigated and before anyone has been charged over the 2010 disaster that killed 29 people.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-23). Jeff Bezos Should Have Thanked American Taxpayers for Paying for His Space Ride. ips-dc.org Shortly after emerging from his 10-minute space flight last week, Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon customers and employees for their primary role in paying for his Blue Origin joyride to the edge of space. | The Amazon founder's comments quickly elicited scorn from many employees who toil in extreme working conditions for little pay and with bathroom breaks half as long as Bezos's short rocket ride. | But American taxpayers should be just as roiled for not being mentioned by Bezos at all. Commentators pointed to Bezos's Blue Origin and Sir Richard Branson's earlier trip on Virgin Galactic's Unity spacecraft as being pri…

Patrick Mazza (2021-07-23). The Oligarch's Mythology of Cowboy Individualism: Bezos in a 10-Gallon Hat. counterpunch.org By some strange synchronicity, I finished Heather Cox Richardson's magnificent work of historical revisionism, How the South Won the Civil War, on July 20, the day Jeff Bezos shot himself into space. The juxtaposition provided insights on Bezos' cowboy hat that I otherwise would not have had, how the myth of cowboy individualism was leveraged

WSWS (2021-07-23). Ukrainian interior minister with close ties to the far right resigns. wsws.org While Arsen Avakov may no longer be a member of the Ukrainian government, the outsized influence of the far right shows no signs of weakening in Ukraine.

WSWS (2021-07-23). More details emerge of latest BCTGM sellout agreement with Frito-Lay. wsws.org The latest deal includes below-inflation raises, brutal working hours and mandatory overtime, which workers have been fighting to eliminate.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-23). Pegasus spyware: How it works, who were the targets. peoplesdispatch.org Pegasus malware is being called pocket spy. It is owned by the Israeli group NSO. The spyware may have been used by governments across the world to spy on journalists, activists, rival politicians, leaders of other countries among others. This includes 14 world leaders, over 180 journalists, judges, lawyers, etc.

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). Patent Monopolies, Corruption, and the New Alzheimer's Drug. counterpunch.org It seems that no one in policy circles believes that people respond to incentives. How else can we explain this lengthy piece in the New York Times on the process by which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) approved Adehelm, a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease. The piece details how the clinical trials designed to

Moderator (2021-07-23). Richard Silverstein: Why the Israeli Spy Export Pegasus Is a Danger to Freedom Worldwide. scheerpost.com Photo by Ministry for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee. Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play In recent days, Pegasus, the name of Israeli spyware implicated in everything from the murder of journalists to the surveillance of world leaders, has been splashed across headlines around the globe. Reports in the Washington Post, The Guardian… |

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). U.S. hurts world politicizing pandemic. ecns.cn The U.S. administration under Joe Biden has been proclaiming "America is back". But judging by what it is saying and doing, it is simply back to doing what has now become its new normal.

Adam Rissien (2021-07-23). The Return of Logging Without Laws. counterpunch.org In 1995, Congress passed the now infamous "Salvage Rider," which effectively suspended environmental safeguards for three years allowing the U.S. Forest Service to ramp up industrial logging and road building across the American West, including in previously protected ancient, old-growth forests. The rider was an unprecedented power grab by the timber industry, giving the U.S.

WSWS (2021-07-23). US auto plant shutdowns spur unexpected rise in jobless claims. wsws.org Four states—Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky and Texas—accounted for the bulk of the jump in new claims for unemployment compensation.

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-23). Mobilising Against the Corporate Hijack of Agriculture and the UN Food Systems Summit. dissidentvoice.org The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), including a 'pre-summit', will take place in September 2021 in New York. The Italian government is hosting the pre-summit in Rome from 26—28 July. The UNFSS claims it aims to deliver the latest evidence-based, scientific approaches from around the world, launch a set of fresh commitments through coalitions of …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Family of woman killed by Arlington, Texas police in 2019 sue city, officer for wrongful death. wsws.org Former officer Ravinder Singh also faces a potential slap-on-the-wrist sentence with a two-year negligent homicide charge in the killing of Maggie Brooks during a welfare check.

_____ (2021-07-23). Washington Beats the Drum of Regime Change, but Cuba Responds to Its Own Revolutionary Rhythm. popularresistance.org Sovereign regionalism is not alien to the Caribbean, which has made four attempts to build a platform: the West Indian Federation (1958-1962), Caribbean Free Trade Association (1965-1973), Caribbean Community (1973-1989), and CARICOM (1989 to the present). What began as an anti-imperialist union has now devolved into a trade association that attempts to better integrate the region into world trade. The politics of the Caribbean are increasingly being drawn into the orbit of the US.

Jean Wyllys — Julie Wark (2021-07-23). Brazil, Amazon, World: Part Two. counterpunch.org A pandemic that won't go away, floods in Western Europe, permafrost thawing with deadly methane burps, wildfires in Canada, starving manatees in Florida, murderous heatwaves, water and food shortages, 90% of primates severely endangered, and the latest report that the Amazon rain forest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs (so that rather

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). NATO states thwart China, Russia in UN High Representative for Bosnia appointment. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russian diplomat castigates new pick for UN High Representative for BiH Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that, in accordance with Appendix 10 to the 1995 Dayton Agreement, the UN Security Council must approve each new High Representative for BiH The diplomat expressed regrets that the Russian-Chinese draft resolution on Schmidt's appointment was not …

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Comicomment: Please make a reply, Fort Detrick. ecns.cn The international community has every reason to ask Fort Detrick lab to answer questions concerned.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Is U.S-NATO Collaborating With Islamic State IS-Daesh In Afghanistan? Russia's Foreign Ministry. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Georgia: Liberating occupied territories in Black Sea region: Ukrainian troops arrive in "full force" for U.S.-led war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com See also: U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia Ukrainian servicemen participating in the multinational exercise Agile Spirit 2021 arrived in Georgia by sea in full force. The landing ship "Yuri Olepirenko " and the patrol boat " Starobilsky " belonging to the Ukrainian Navy arrived in Poti port in …

Frank Joyce (2021-07-23). The Slogan No Justice, No Peace Gets It Backward. Peace is the Key to Justice. counterpunch.org Humans have developed many frames, or mental models, through which the world can be understood and possibly changed—for better or worse. Economics, race, gender, psychological, religious, cultural, ecological, various iterations of "science," and other tools of description, analysis and action have been developed and refined over long periods of time. Homo sapiens have a prolific

_____ (2021-07-23). People Working for Minimum Wage Can't Afford Rent In The U.S. popularresistance.org Taking into account local minimum wage rates, the average minimum-wage worker would have to put in nearly 97 hours per week (more than two full-time jobs) to afford a modest two-bedroom rental, or 79 hours per week (nearly two full-time jobs) to afford a one-bedroom apartment.

Staff (2021-07-23). Cape Verde Admits Alex Saab's Arrest Warrant was in Someone Else's Name (Kidnapping). orinocotribune.com A year after the arrest of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, Cape Verde's Attorney General (PGR), Luis Jose Landim, admitted that the warrant used to arrest him on June 12, 2020, was actually issued in somebody else's name. | In the counter-allegations presented before the Constitutional Court, the PGR requested a correction in these terms: "It was mentioned that there was an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol against the appellant, issued by the US judicial authorities in the file. The name on the order is the name of àÅlvaro Enrique Pulido-Vargas." | Later, the PGR stated that the documents…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). New war brewing: three Armenian soldiers shot by Azerbaijani invaders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com See: Azerbaijan's defense chief tells commanders, troops to be ready for new war Three soldiers wounded as Azerbaijani forces open fire at Armenian positions in Gegharkunik — Defense Ministry Three Armenian servicemen were injured after the Azerbaijani troops opened fire at the Armenian positions stationed in the Gegharkunik section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on Friday …

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-07-23). The Schnacke Affidavit: U.S. Admission of Offensive Germ Warfare Capability During the Korean War. counterpunch.org True crime devotees are familiar with the concept of the "cold case," which Oxford Languages defines as "an unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence." Allegations from China and North Korea that the U.S. used biological weaponry (BW) during the Korean War is an example of just such a cold

WSWS (2021-07-23). Tensions high in Volvo Trucks plant at end of first week back after strike. wsws.org Workers angered over the concessions imposed by the company and the UAW are refusing to volunteer for work over the scheduled maintenance shutdown that begins next week.

_____ (2021-07-23). German Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Wear Unitards In Protest Against 'Sexualization'. popularresistance.org Germany's women's Olympic gymnastic team will wear unitards at the Tokyo 2020 games in protest against the "sexualisation" of the sport. | The team will wear full-body outfits that cover their legs from hip to ankle. This is an obvious difference from the traditional leotard which usually leaves the entire leg and hip exposed on the female gymnasts. The unitard, although breaking from conventions, doesn't defy the rules of the competition.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Baltimore Amazon worker describes "week of hell" during Prime Week 2021. wsws.org The event has been promoted as a quasi-"holiday" in which the public receives unbelievable offers from the supposedly magnanimous corporation, while company shareholders enjoy rising stock portfolios.

Rick Baum (2021-07-23). Does Roger Stone Read CounterPunch? counterpunch.org Yeah, that Roger Stone who might share your interest in CounterPunch by joining you right now in reading this article—see further below. Recall that during Trump's regime, Stone was indicted and found guilty by a jury on seven felony counts. As summarized by ABC reporters, Stone's crimes consisted of "five counts of lying to Congress,

WSWS (2021-07-23). Federal judge rules against autoworkers seeking compensation for Fiat Chrysler/Stellantis bribery of UAW. wsws.org Federal Judge Paul Borman ruled that 234 Stellantis autoworkers are not owed any compensation flowing from the payment by management of $3.5 million in bribes to UAW officials.

V'cenza Cirefice (2021-07-23). Campaigning against "Ecological Destruction": Women Keeping Ireland's Gold In The Ground. globalresearch.ca . The island …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Reject Unite's sellout deal at JDE: Form a rank-and-file committee to defeat fire and rehire! wsws.org Instead of appeals to such false friends as Labour and open Tory enemies, JDE strikers must turn decisively to their fellow workers in the UK and internationally.

_____ (2021-07-23). Housing Should Not Be A Luxury. popularresistance.org Unfortunately, access to private space has become increasingly unequal in Europe. This discrepancy has been exacerbated by the pandemic. A lockdown spent on a terrace or in the garden is not the same as one confined in an apartment block. Ever since the end of World War II, sufficient housing supply has been a high priority in the modern market economies of Europe. But after several decades of neoliberalism and a decade of strict austerity, Europe now faces the challenge of how to tackle today's housing inequality.

Steve Early (2021-07-23). How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education. counterpunch.org Despite recent organizing gains among some contingent faculty members, the adjunctification of higher education has left hundreds of thousands of college and university teachers with low pay, spotty benefit coverage, and little job security. As former adjuncts Joe Berry and Helena Worthen report in their new book, Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Movement

Asad Ismi (2021-07-23). "Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind" globalresearch.ca . …

_____ (2021-07-23). New Indigenous Land Dispute Brewing In Norfolk. popularresistance.org According to Detlor, the Norfolk property is one of at least eight the HDI has purchased in Norfolk, Brant and Haldimand counties. The Confederacy is not looking to add these parcels of land to the Six Nations reserve — which Detlor dismissed as "a colonial construct" — but to "hold them as we held them prior to the arrival of settlers."

Robert Inlakesh (2021-07-23). Yemen's War Escalates As Claims Emerge Of US Troops Moving In. globalresearch.ca The war …

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-23). One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in the Struggle Against Anti-Democratic Corporate Trade Rules. ips-dc.org Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Global school reopenings pose massive threat to children. wsws.org Well aware of the dangers posed to unvaccinated children by the global surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, governments worldwide are nevertheless deepening their drive to fully open schools for the fall semester.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Labour Minister calls on striking delivery riders at Gorillas in Berlin to form corporatist works council. wsws.org The election of a works council would prevent future strikes and protest actions, functioning as the factory police in the interests of the employer to ensure peace and order.

Gaither Stewart (2021-07-23). The Italian Cinema and the Left: On Rediscovering Roberto Rossellini-Filmmaker. counterpunch.org Rome. The story of Roberto Rossellini is a very Italian story, not an European story, encompassing Italy in change from the Fascist period until 2009. It is a very Italian story because Italy, separated from the rest of Europe by the Alps, is, and perhaps always has been, something apart, still today considered by North

Ron Jacobs (2021-07-23). The Beast that Kills the Beauty. counterpunch.org The heat was intense. I stood on the side of some highway in Kansas. I was heading east. Behind me were uncountable acres of farmland covered in corn. The stalks were mostly above my head. In front of me were miles and miles of flat land covered in more corn. The farmer's son who had

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-07-23). The Big Lie and the Fear Campaign: The Delta Variant is "1,000 Times more Transmissible than the Original Virus" globalresearch.ca

The Associated Press (2021-07-23). Volunteers Hunting for Mexico's 'Disappeared' Become Targets. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government's promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice: a chance to mourn.

Guest Contributor (2021-07-23). That Time My Mother Wasn't Racially Profiled (Or What I Learned When the Officer Let Her Drive Away). latinorebels.com "Is that…for me..?" my mother asked, looking in her rearview mirror. I turned around and saw the red and blue flashing lights she was referring to.

Middle East Monitor (2021-07-23). Calls to hold Israel and its NSO Group Accountable for Global hacking scandal, as UAE Role bulks Large. juancole.com By Nasim Ahmed | — The global hacking scandal involving Israel's notorious NSO Group has sparked fury around the world as the full extent of the industrial scale spying operation targeting politicians, academics and activists begin to emerge. As many as 50,000 phone numbers were said to have been targeted for surveillance by NSO Group's …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). U.S. bombs four countries in 25 days. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Afghanistan Somalia Syria Iraq…

Honor the Earth (2021-07-23). Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line. indybay.org Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, was among the women arrested today defending the Shell River from the construction of Enbridge Line 3.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-23). Russian Reconciliation Center Claims Syrian Air Defense Intercepted All Missiles In Recent Israeli Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) intercepted and shot down all missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during the July 22 attack on Homs, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Rear Admiral Alexander Vadim Kulit, announced on July 23. | "Two Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched four guided missiles from Lebanese airspace at positions in the governorate of Homs between 1: 11 and 1: 19 am on July 22." Kulit said, adding that "all four missiles were destroyed by Buk-M2E syste…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-23). The TPLF Attack on Ethiopia Contains the Accumulated Evil of the War. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison The western nations that Ethiopia previously kow-towed to claim national government forces attacked Tigrayan troops first, when precisely the opposite occurred. "The US and its allies haven't even been able to get past the first step—UN Security Council censure—with regard to Syria, then Burundi, and now, Ethiopia." "War is essentially an evil thing….

Staff (2021-07-23). Another Falso Positivo: Colombia Says Alleged Attack Against Duque Planned in Venezuela (Colombia: Exporter of Violence). orinocotribune.com Colombian authorities claimed that rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), allegedly following orders from Venezuela, directed the attack against President Iván Duque reported on June 25 in Cúcuta, while he was traveling in a helicopter. | It is worth noting that the new accusation of Caracas by the Duque government arose after the Minister of Defense and the Prosecutor's Office revealed the conclusions of the investigation into the alleged attack on the helicopter, and an attack on Brigade 30 of the Colombian National Police, both reported on the same day in Cúcuta. | Atentados contra el pre…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Jason Ditz (2021-07-23). Israel Hit Northern Lebanon Villages During Overnight Attack on Syria. news.antiwar.com Overnight, Israeli warplanes carried out an attack against Syria's al-Qusayr, and as is so often the case, they attacked Syria from Lebanese airspace. Beyond that, Israel appears to have hit several villages in northern Lebanon as well, with locals reporting blasts in several areas during the night. One of the biggest hit the village of Lehfed, creating a 15 meter crater. | The locals in Lehfed reported it was lucky that the rocket hit the rocks, notin…

Staff (2021-07-23). Lockdown imposed on millions of children as Philippines battles soaring Covid cases. rt.com The Philippines government has issued a stay-at-home order for millions of children aged five to 17, just weeks after Manila lifted a ban on minors at public gatherings, as the country battles soaring Covid cases. | The measure was announced on Friday by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque as the "more infectious and deadly" Delta variant spreads throughout the country, sending case numbers soaring and putting hospitals under severe strain. | The stricter Covid regulations have been imposed on four provinces, as well as on the region surrounding the national capital, in an attempt to limit the further spread…

Staff (2021-07-23). "COVID Games" Begin in a Fearful Japan as Olympic Committee Prioritizes "Profits Over All Else" democracynow.org As the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee pushed forward during a pandemic despite widespread opposition in Japan, we speak with a protester outside the Olympic stadium and former Olympic athlete Jules Boykoff. "The people have been frustrated actually ever since the awarding of the Olympics in 2013," says Satoko Itani, associate professor of sports, gender and sexuality at Kansai University. "The vast majority of Japanese people don't want these games." Boykoff argues the "saga in Tokyo has exposed an International Olympic Committee that openly disrespects the will of locals…

_____ (2021-07-23). Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration's First Drone Strike in Somalia. commondreams.org "Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the cost to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production to meet global demand."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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 (2021-07-23). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

Amir Mohsenpour, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sven Rohleder, Jan Stratil, Diogo Costa (2021-07-23). SARS-Cov-2 prevalence, transmission, health-related outcomes and control strategies in homeless shelters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com 32% of PEH and 15% staff are infected during outbreaks of SARS-Cov-2 in homeless shelters. Most studies were conducted in the USA. No studies were found quantifying health-related outcomes of NPI. Overview and evaluation of IPC strategies for PEH, a better understanding of disease transmission, and reliable data on PEH within Covid-19 notification systems are needed. Qualitative studies may serve to voice PEH and shelter staff experiences, and guide future evaluations and IPC strategies.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-23). Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia. zcomm.org Australia's very conservative Liberal Party supports the elite and fails the rest…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

_____ (2021-07-23). Economists Worry Covid-19 May End Standardized Testing Altogether. commondreams.org

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-23). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Bill Sardi (2021-07-23). Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Micro-Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca Depending …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-07-23). How Long Can the Official Covid Narrative Last? globalresearch.ca . In …

Adam Hampshire, William Trender, Samuel R Chamberlain, Amy E. Jolly, Jon E. Grant, Fiona Patrick, Ndaba Mazibuko, Steve CR Williams, Joseph M Barnby, Peter Hellyer, Mitul A Mehta (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19. thelancet.com Interpretation. These results accord with reports of 'Long Covid' cognitive symptoms that persist into the early-chronic phase. They should act as a clarion call for further research with longitudinal and neuroimaging cohorts to plot recovery trajectories and identify the biological basis of cognitive deficits in SARS-COV-2 survivors.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-23). Urgent Plea by Doctors to India's PM: Halt Roll-Out of COVID-19 Vaccines Now. dissidentvoice.org Indian Doctors for Truth (IDT) have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the importance of an urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against COVID-19. Twenty doctors have signed the letter and highlight numerous scientific data about immunity achieved by the Indian population among both adults and children in light of the …

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-23). CDC 'Corrects' Number Of Reported Deaths After COVID Vaccines By Dumping Foreign Reports. globalresearch.ca A sudden …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Staff (2021-07-23). Headlines for July 23, 2021. democracynow.org Tokyo Olympics Kick Off Amid COVID Surge, Protests; Italy Unveils New Pass for Vaccinated People, Missouri Hospital Worker Warns COVID Surge Will Get Worse; 20% of L.A.'s Cases Are Vaccinated People | , U.S. Imposes New Cuba Sanctions as 400+ Noted Activists, Political Figures Call for End to Embargo, Rep. Hank Johnson, Prominent Black Voting Rights Advocates Arrested at Pro-Democracy Demonstration, Indian Farmworkers Renew Protests Against Neoliberal Agricultural Reforms, South Africa Updates Death Toll from Unrest to at Least 337 People, 20 Refugees Likely Dead After Mediterranean Shipwreck, U.S. Launches Airst…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-23). Current Political-Economic Crisis In Lebanon Could Escalate Into New Conflict. southfront.org Illustrative ImageHezbollah remains the most powerful militia, with great social penetration. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | Last week, Sa'ad Hariri quit as Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate after a meeting with President Michel Aoun. The former was designated in October 2020 to assemble a new government. Many people hoped that after 10 months of negotiations a compromise would be reached to form a new government. After all, it's been almost a year sinc…

Staff (2021-07-23). CIA and Argentina Collected Data on Evo Morales Before the Coup. orinocotribune.com A report reveals the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Argentine Intelligence cooperated, prior to the 2019 coup, in gathering data on former Bolivian President Evo Morales. | On Wednesday, July 21, Argentine journalist and writer, Stella Calloni, released a report from September 15, 2019, which shows that the CIA initiated contact with the chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency of Argentina in Bolivia, José Sánchez, to carry out this mission. | In an interview on the Bolivian TV show Primer Plano, Calloni explained that "a report from the United States detailed the CIA's assets in La Paz, which included…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Taliban Demand President Ashraf Ghani's Resignation, As Reports Surface Of Beheaded Translator For U.S. Army. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 22nd, the Taliban reportedly said that it was necessary for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to resign. | This is a prerequisite peace in Afghanistan and a ceasefire. To achieve it, a new government needs to be formed, without Ghani, according to a report by the AP. | Suheil Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar, told the agency that the Taliban "do not believe in a monopoly of power" because previous Afghan governments that sought to do so were not "succes…

Amy Wilentz (2021-07-23). The Best Haitians Can Expect From New President Ariel Henry. thenation.com The Best Haitians Can Expect From New President Ariel Henry…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Staff (2021-07-23). Biden "Deja vivir a Cuba", claman más de 400 personalidades de EE.UU y el mundo. cubadebate.cu Más de 400 exjefes de Estado, políticos, intelectuales, científicos, clérigos, artistas, músicos, líderes y activistas de todo el mundo pidieron a Joe Biden, presidente de Estados Unidos, que levante de inmediato las sanciones contra Cuba. En carta pública, los firmantes expresan ´que no hay razón para mantener la política de la Guerra fría que requirió que Estados Unidos tratara a Cuba como un enemigo existencial en lugar de un vecino."

Elaine Elinson (2021-07-23). And yet we signed: Behind the letter to the president of Nicaragua. zcomm.org Hundreds who spent the 1980s doing Sandinista solidarity work are now condemning Daniel Ortega's new wave of political repression. Here's why…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-07-23). El Salvador ordena arresto de expresidente Sánchez Cerén. telesurtv.net La FGR indicó que pedirá a la Policía Internacional (Interpol) que gire una alerta roja, a fin de arrestar a Sánchez Cerén (2014-2019).

Juraima Almeida (2021-07-23). Brasil, democracia amenazada con un Bolsonaro abanderado de la derecha mundial. globalizacion.ca En dos años y siete meses de gobierno, el presidente Jair Bolsonaro ha roto los pactos sociales de Brasil y, siguiendo el guión de la ultraderecha de otros países y con el respaldo de los militares, amenaza el legado político…

Editor2 (2021-07-23). Colombia: Selective Murders, Sexual Torture and Disappearances—the Horrors under the Duque Government. orinocotribune.com By Danilo Albín — Jul 20, 2021 | A report prepared by representatives of social organizations and human rights activists from 13 countries warns about the serious repression unleashed in Colombia, while calling for an urgent halt to the sale of European weapons to the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. | The savage repression against demonstrators on Colombian soil already has international witnesses. After carrying out an on-site verification, 41 representatives of social and human rights organizations from 13 countries have just launched a report in which they warn about the serious violations…

_____ (2021-07-23). Who Will Hold the U.S. Accountable Over Cuba? strategic-culture.org An intentionally misinformative outreach is what the U.S. government is relying on to justify its punitive measures on Cuba, Ramona Wadi writes. | Anyone who believed the departure of former U.S. President Donald Trump would constitute a return to more effective diplomacy has been grievously mistaken. The Biden Administration is not even close to replicating the slightest approach towards Cuba which former U.S. President Barack Obama moved towards, following the release of the Cuban Five. On the contrary, not only has U.S. President Joe Biden not reversed Trump's policies, but extended them to include further pun…

Staff (2021-07-23). Rev. Liz Theoharis of Poor People's Campaign Arrested in Protest over Voting Rights & Infrastructure. democracynow.org Nearly 100 women from around the United States were arrested outside the Supreme Court as they marked the 173rd anniversary of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls with a protest calling for voting rights and economic justice. We speak with Reverend Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and one of those who was arrested. She says Congress needs to scrap the filibuster, pass voting rights legislation and pass a "bold infrastructure bill" that addresses economic inequality, as well as the climate. She also discusses the work of her father, historian Athan Theoharis, who recently died…

_____ (2021-07-23). 150 Voting Rights Groups Warn Biden Against Attempting to 'Out-Organize Voter Suppression'. commondreams.org "We have been talking about climate change and it is happening," said one of the country's top environmental officials.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-07-23). Pegasus and our Dystopian World. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Jul 21, 2021 | We live in a dystopian world. On July 18, 2021, Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based media nonprofit, and the human rights group Amnesty International — in coordination with a media consortium of more than 80 journalists from 17 news outlets in 10 countries —

Titlecongress Should Ensure a Better Medicare (2021-07-23). Congress Should Ensure a Better Medicare. commondreams.org "Every American deserves and should be able to rely on a baseline level of voting access… Only passage of both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can make this aspiration a reality."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Michelle Merrill (2021-07-23). Local Organizing to Stop Line 3. indybay.org Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We're trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-23). Tuesday 8/10: Know Your Rights: Employment Rights For People With Conviction Histories. indybay.org Online workshop / webinar…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-07-23). Wednesday 7/21: Haiti in Crisis: Teach-in w/ Human Rights Activists Pierre Labossiere & Seth Donnelly. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Explosion In Gaza City Leaves 1 Dead, 10 Injured (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 22nd, one person was killed and 10 others were injured after an alleged weapons storage belonging to Palestinian Islamic Jihad somehow exploded at the Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City. | Initially, the cause and nature of the incident were unknown. | Issam al-Dalees, the head of government public works, urged government agencies to publish the findings of the investigation as soon as possible to prevent its recurrence, as well as "deal swiftly" with the effect of the explosion."W…

John Feffer (2021-07-23). Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job); ;We'd Better Control Machines Before They Control Us. juancole.com By John Feffer | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-23). Protests In Greater Idlib Around Turkish Military Posts (Videos). southfront.org A Turkish army tank stationed near the Syrian border, in Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo) | On July 22, angry locals gathered around a number of Turkish military posts in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib to protest against what they called "ceasefire violations" by Syrian government forces. | The protesters, numbered in the hundreds, burned dozens of tires on the gates of Turkish posts and chanted against the ceasefire that was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5 of last year. | In the last…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Russia Prepares For Its Main Naval Day Parade (Photos, Maps, Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the eve of the Day of the Russian Navy, which is traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July [July 25, 2021], a new multimedia section dedicated to the upcoming fifth Main Naval Parade has been opened on the website of the Russian Defence Ministry."The main naval parade will be held in St. Petersburg on the Navy Day on July 25 in the year of the 325th anniversary of the Russian Fleet. Naval parades will also be held in Severomorsk, Baltiysk, Sevastopol, Kaspiysk, Vladivosto…

Staff (2021-07-23). West working to create 'belt of instability' around Russia by turning 'brother against brother,' says Moscow's top diplomat Lavrov. rt.com A wedge is being driven between Russia and its neighbors, with the West demanding that countries across Eastern Europe and Asia turn on Moscow in order to gain acceptance, Moscow's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed. | Speaking at a webinar on international relations on Friday, the veteran diplomat accused the US and its allies in Europe of "trying to form a belt of instability around us." This he said, is "forcing our closest neighbors, our brotherly peoples, to make a choice — either you are with the West, or you are with the Russian Federation." | According to him, hostile foreign powers want "

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). The UK Has Only One Available Type 45 Destroyer In Its Fleet: The HMS Defender. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The UK's Royal Navy has 6 Type 45 destroyers in its fleet. | Currently, out of them 5 are unavailable for deployment. The only one left is the HMS Defender, which recently was the subject of warning shots in the Black Sea. | Four of the Type 45s currently unavailable are in various stages of maintenance or upgrade. The remaining warship out of action, HMS Diamond, ran into technical problems earlier in July, while escorting the HMS Queen Elizabeth's carrier strike group on…

Staff (2021-07-23). Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests. democracynow.org Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River, which the partially completed pipeline is set to cross in five places. On Monday, authorities arrested Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and at least six others. She was just released from jail yesterday and joins us after three nights in jail. LaDuke describes how the Canadian multinational corporation Enbridge, which is building the pipeline, has funded more than 40 police squads from around the state to crack down on protests, saying, "It is a…

Staff (2021-07-23). 23 July and 30 July, Online Events: Educational Events on Anti-Zionism and Settler Colonialism in Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 23 July 2: 00 Pacific time (5 pm Eastern time) Register on Zoom: zoom.us/j/98484693291?pwd=am5BMmtVK1F6b0… Anti-Semitism — What it Is and Isn't, Understanding the Difference between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism Friday, 30 July 2: 00 Pacific time (5 pm Eastern time) Register on Zoom: sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ikcuqqrj4… Settler Colonialism in Palestine: History and Investigation of Colonial Aggression. More info: www.facebook.com/RISE.SFU/posts/29750272… These events have been organized by supporters of IJV — Youth Bloc,…

_____ (2021-07-23). U.S. Regime Change Echos in the Caribbean. strategic-culture.org Today, crisis is the hour in the region, writes Vijay Prashad, with an eye on Port-au-Prince and Havana. | By Vijay PRASHAD | In 1963, the Trinidadian writer CLR James released a second edition of his classic 1938 study of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. | For the new edition, James wrote an appendix with the suggestive title "From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro." In the opening page of the appendix, he located the twin revolutions of Haiti (1804) and Cuba (1959) in the context of the West Indian islands: "The people who made them, the probl…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

MILPA Collective (2021-07-23). Domestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World. indybay.org Watsonville, CA – Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Fra Hughes (2021-07-23). 'Killing Kelly': A Review of George Galloway's Latest Documentary. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Jul 21, 2021 | The strange death of Dr. David Kelly was exposed on celluloid at the premiere of the Killing Kelly documentary screened at the everyman theatre Muswell Hill North London on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 9 pm. | I was invited to attend. | This is the second in what could well turn out to be a series of documentaries as collaborative works between Mr. Galloway and film documentary director Mr. Sean Murray from Belfast. | Mr. Murray has won some very impressive accolades for his investigative documentary film screenings, including Unquiet Graves, in which he investigates the…

G.M. Tamas, David Graeber (2021-07-23). The mystery of 'populism' and The anarchism stereotype. indybay.org Under normal circumstances, people are as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and that they can organize themselves and their communities without being told how.

Labor Viideo Project (2021-07-23). Oakland Maritime Workers Protest Sale of Howard Terminal To Billionaire A's Owner Fisher. indybay.org Maritime workers from ILWU Local 10, SUP and MMP spoke out at Oakland City Hall to protest the sale of Howard Terminal to A's GAP billionaire owner John Fisher. The rally took place before the vote on July 20, 2021…

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-07-23). If you Grew Up with the US Blockade as a Cuban, you Might Understand the Recent Protests Differently. orinocotribune.com By Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad — Jul 20, 2021 | The six-decade US blockade of Cuba was made worse under the administration of Donald Trump. Joe Biden can lift these measures and immediately improve the lives of the 11 million living in Cuba | During the early morning of July 17, Johana Tablada joined tens of thousands of Cubans as they gathered along the Malecón boulevard in Havana to stand with the Cuban Revolution. "We are human beings who live, work, suffer, and struggle for a better Cuba," she told us. "We are not bots or troll farms or anything like that." She referred to what has been called…

_____ (2021-07-23). In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak. commondreams.org Human-induced climate change has gotten so bad that our only hope isn't to reverse it, but to simply save what we can.

teleSUR, MER (2021-07-23). FMLN denuncia detención de varios exfuncionarios en El Salvador. telesurtv.net Los miembros del FMLN exigen justicia y la liberación de los detenidos, así como la realización de los procesos correspondientes.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Georgian military bases to have NATO-standard infrastructure. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defence minister: military bases soon to have NATO-standard infrastructure Georgian Defence Forces bases across the country will soon enjoy NATO-standard infrastructure, minister Juansher Burchuladze announced on Thursday in his presentation of the ministry's 10-year action plan. ==== See also: U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia Video: Georgian paratroopers trained …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-07-23). Roaming Charges: Bedtime for Bezos. counterpunch.org There can be no doubt that Ham, the first chimpanzee in space, would have made a more evocative and intelligent description of his suborbital flight than the vapid mutterings of Bezos, who didn't even have the sense to hire a professional peddler of pomp, like Jon Meacham, to script a few uplifting lines.

Allan Fisher (2021-07-23). Saturday 7/24: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets; Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2021-07-23). Significant response to Sri Lankan meeting demanding release of jailed poet Ahnaf Jazeem. wsws.org The 26-year-old poet from Sri Lanka's Muslim minority has been arbitrarily detained for more than a year without any formal charges under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Maya McCoy (2021-07-23). Physicians Have Duty to Confront Exploitative Industry That Employs Them. zcomm.org Ultimately, it is crucial for the care of patients and the movement toward health justice that physicians align as workers and witnesses…

Peter Kornbluh, William M. LeoGrande (2021-07-23). Now Is the Time for Biden to Restaff the Havana Embassy. thenation.com Now Is the Time for Biden to Restaff the Havana Embassy…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

_____ (2021-07-23). 'A Day of Shame': Australia Lobbying Thwarts Push to List Great Barrier Reef as Endangered. commondreams.org A low out-of-pocket cap in Medicare would save lives and help millions of lower and middle-income people with Medicare who are skipping needed care.

Alex Henderson (2021-07-23). The GOP now resembles the parties of 'autocratic regimes'. zcomm.org The "leader principle," according to Paul Krugman, is very much at work when Republicans go to ridiculous, absurd extremes to show their loyalty to Trump…

Human Agenda (2021-07-23). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Nozomi Hayase (2021-07-23). Redeem American Ideals: US Government Must End the Political Prosecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org On July 3, 2020, Julian Assange will turn 50 years old, spending his third birthday behind bars. The WikiLeaks publisher has been held without any formal charges alongside criminals and terrorists inside London's high-security prison for exposing the US government's war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. On January 4, 2021, the British Judge Vanessa Baraitster

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). U.S., Ukraine, Turkey gear up Kosovo model for Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kosovo in Crimea: Ukraine, Turkey exploit Tatar genocide charge against Russia Kent, Crimean Tatar MPs, govt officials discuss persecution of population in Crimea, Crimean Platform U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Ukraine George Kent discussed with the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, officials and MPs the situation in the temporarily …

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-07-23). Pegasus: Espionaje y lavado de dinero, doble agravio neoliberal a los mexicanos. globalizacion.ca Para desarrollar el software de espionaje Pegasus, comprado por el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto a la firma israelí NSO por 32 millones de dólares, se desarrolló en México una red de transferencias financieras a través de empresas fachadas, que…

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). The Drug Companies Are Killing People. zcomm.org It is essential to do everything possible to accelerate the distribution of vaccines. It is long past time that we started taking the pandemic seriously…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-23). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? indybay.org Democratic Party power brokers…

Paul Street (2021-07-23). Have You Heard That Trumpism is "Becoming Fascist"? counterpunch.org Have you heard that Lebron James is becoming a basketball player? Did you know that Maury Povich is becoming an ass? That the United States is becoming an imperialist nation? That Joe Biden is getting old? That the Democrats are becoming a capitalist, imperialist, and corporate-backed party? That the Chicago White Sox are becoming a

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-23). Saturday 8/7: 17th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA…

Barbara Smith (2021-07-23). The 'Creative Chaos' of Gloria Richardson (1922—2021). thenation.com The 'Creative Chaos' of Gloria Richardson (1922—2021)…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-07-23). "We've Got to Fight Disinformation," Says Empire Made Entirely of Disinformation. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Jul 19, 2021 | The weirdest thing about the Biden administration tasking itself with the censorship of "disinformation" on social media is that the United States is the hub of a globe-spanning empire that is built upon a foundation of disinformation, maintained by disinformation, and facilitated by disinformation. | If the propaganda engine of the US-centralized empire ceased actively deceiving the public about the world, it would collapse immediately. There would be mass unrest at home and abroad, status quo politics would be abandoned, alliances and coalitions would crumble, leaders…

_____ (2021-07-23). 'A Huge Outrage': Senate Panel Approves $25 Billion Pentagon Budget Increase. commondreams.org "This has always been the anti-choice movement's agenda behind closed doors—now they're operating in plain sight."

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Afghanistan: Turkey's springboard for penetrating Central, South Asia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [An Afghan report from yesterday stated Abdul Rashid Dostum left Turkey, where he allegedly went for medical attention, and has returned to northern Afghanistan, which he's referred to as South Turkestan. He boasted of having obtained new Turkish arms.] Mustafa ≈ûentop [Turkish parliament speaker] and Mir Rahman Rahmani, the speaker of Afghanistan's House of the …

Titlethe Climate Crisis Has Gone Critical (2021-07-23). The Climate Crisis Has Gone Critical. commondreams.org Legally, the U.S. is obligated to care for these children from the moment they arrive until they turn 18, according to carefully defined procedures.

Neve Gordon (2021-07-23). Why Did Netanyahu Vote Against a Racist Law He Wholly Embraces? counterpunch.org On July 6, the Israeli Knesset failed to renew the Citizenship and Entry Law that prohibits family unification among Palestinians. This is good news. But the suspension of the law was accomplished for all of the wrong reasons. Racist to the core, this apartheid law not only bars Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza

Guillaume Long (2021-07-23). The OAS's Favorite Electoral Authority in Bolivia Just Slammed the OAS for Causing "Havoc" After the 2019 Elections. orinocotribune.com By Guillaume Long and Alexander Main — Jul 20, 2021 | New statements about Bolivia's 2019 elections, from an electoral authority who has previously been widely cited by proponents of an electoral fraud narrative, are reigniting calls for an investigation into the role that the Organization of American States (OAS) played in delegitimizing those elections and helping to pave the way for the November 2019 coup d'etat. | Antonio Costas Sitic is an expert in electoral matters, with a training in electronic systems engineering, who served twice in leadership roles in Bolivia's top electoral body. In 2009, he was…

_____ (2021-07-23). Protesters Urge Boris Johnson To Take Climate Talks Seriously. popularresistance.org Protesters will fill London's Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whether the world tips into environmental catastrophe this decade. Giant alarm clocks will show time running out, while 100 protesters chant that Johnson and his chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are "missing in action" on the climate crisis.

WSWS Repost (2021-07-23). Six months of the Biden administration—A balance sheet. indybay.org The policies of the Biden administration have entirely failed to resolve the social crisis in America and they cannot, because they are based on the framework of American capitalism.

Upinder Kaur, Bisweswar Ojha, Bhairav Kumar Pathak, Anup Singh, Kiran R Giri, Amit Singh, Agniva Das, Anamika Misra, Ashish Kumar Yadav, Sangeeta Kansal, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] A prospective observational safety study on ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 corona virus vaccine (recombinant) use in healthcare workers- first results from India. thelancet.com COVISHIELD carries an overall favourable safety profile with AEFI rates much less than reported for other adenoviral vaccines. Females, those with hypertension, individuals with history of allergy and hypothyroidism may need watchful vaccine administration. This being an interim analysis and based on healthcare workers who may not reflect the general population demographics, larger inclusive studies are warranted for confirming the findings.

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-23). Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5T Reconciliation Bill. zcomm.org Over the past months, Sanders has been exercising a much stronger influence over the White House and Washington at large than he previously has…

Angela (2021-07-23). Saturday 7/24: Virtual screening of the film "The Tower" indybay.org

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-23). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-23). Navajo Family Desperate in Search for Missing Ella Mae Begay. indybay.org Ella Mae Begay, 62, Navajo, has been missing for over a month from her home in Sweetwater on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area. Her family is walking, desperate for information about her disappearance.

Mario Murillo (2021-07-23). Colombia Erupts in Protest Again. zcomm.org Interview on anti-government protests in several cities on the country's Independence Day…

Women's March (2021-07-23). Monday 8/2: Virtual ERA Rally & Press Conference w/ Dolores Huerta (Women's March). indybay.org Virtual event…

Richard D. Wolff (2021-07-23). The United States Underestimates China's Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril. zcomm.org Ratcheting up demonizations of China seems a poor and likely counterproductive response…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-07-23). Tuesday 8/3: Welcome & Info Meeting for Folks New to CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Zoom meeting…

Chelsea Szendi Schieder (2021-07-23). Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics. thenation.com Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

teleSUR, him, MER (2021-07-23). Gobierno venezolano logra hito de 3.600.000 viviendas otorgadas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades venezolanas tienen como objetivo construir 5 millones de viviendas para el 2025.

_____ (2021-07-23). This Is What Happens to Child Migrants Found Alone at the US Border. commondreams.org However, test scores are effectively useless.

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-23). Stop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein. indybay.org Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars.

Staff (2021-07-23). WSJ: US combat forces to withdraw from Iraq by yearend. en.mehrnews.com According to the Wall Street Journal, Iraq and the US will soon agree on the withdrawal of US combat forces from the west Asian country.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-23). Wednesday 7/21: Pulling Back from the Brink: ReBuilding and Securing U.S. Democracy. indybay.org Online webinar…

John Nichols (2021-07-23). Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression. thenation.com Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Making global militarism glamorous: PR firm wins new contract with NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com PR firm wins new contract with NATO Agenda Global, an international public relations firm headquartered in Albuquerque and Washington, announced Thursday it had won its second consecutive five-year contract with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The firm said in a statement that it has worked on numerous campaigns with NATO since 2011, including the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). 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…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-07-23). "I Do Not Know What is in Your Vaccine": Dr. Gary G. Kohls. globalresearch.ca I do …

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-07-23). Friday 7/23: Strategy Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org Behind the County Building (701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz)…

repost (2021-07-23). Let Cuba Live Letter to Biden. indybay.org The following letter dated July 23, 2021 to Pres. Biden was published in the New York Times today and signed by the following people. See www.letcubalive.com/

testimony from Renotta Young (2021-07-23). 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Example for the State of California. indybay.org The Buffalo Soldiers must be celebrated and their history told. They had a central role in helping to protect, build, and preserve America's national parks. 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Union Square – establishing Monthly Buffalos Soldiers Day along the California Buffalo Soldiers Trail…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-23). Wednesday 8/4: Immigration Nation: Understanding and Addressing the Weaponization of Immigration in U.S. indybay.org Online / webinar…

_____ (2021-07-23). Revealing 'Extreme and Regressive Strategy,' Mississippi Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe. commondreams.org Greenpeace Australia called Friday's World Heritage Committee vote "a victory for one of the most cynical lobbying efforts in recent history."

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-07-23). Pedro Castillo y su histórica victoria. globalizacion.ca La llegada a la presidencia de Perú de Pedro Castillo es una gran victoria política de las fuerzas de izquierda, populares y progresistas agrupadas en torno a su candidatura. Llamada sin duda a tener una sensible repercusión, no sólo en…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-07-23). Cuba repudia declaraciones de EE.UU. sobre asuntos internos. telesurtv.net El canciller Bruno Rodríguez alertó sobre la preparación de una flotilla estadounidense con miras a la isla caribeña.

_____ (2021-07-23). Landslides in India Kill 100+ as Monsoon Rains Pummel Nation. commondreams.org "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public that it keeps us safe… I began to speak out, believing my participation in the drone program to have been deeply wrong."

WSWS (2021-07-23). British Gas engineers denounce GMB union for claiming "victory" after 500 lose their jobs. wsws.org "What an absolute disgrace of a Union… Pretty sure over 70% of members voted for further industrial action, while you entered talks against the result of that ballot, to get the same deal that had already been rejected by members."

Toward increasing Networking (2021-07-23). Online events w) Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20), featuring people such as Sarah Jaffe, Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

_____ (2021-07-23). This Is Where The US Might Invade Next. popularresistance.org Lee Camp sits down with investigative journalist Ann Garrison to learn about the U.S.'s imperialist goals in Ethiopia. Garrison is a contributing editor at Black Agenda Report who has been reporting on the civil war inside Ethiopia. The U.S.'s intentions in Ethiopia can be mapped out with a look at its history of "humanitarian" intervention and its actions during the genocide in Rwanda.

Laura Flanders (2021-07-23). Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke. thenation.com Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke…

Alex Woodward (2021-07-23). The Human Cost of Doritos. zcomm.org Claims of 84-hour Work Weeks and Stagnant Wages at Frito-Lay Factory Where Workers are on Strike…

sputniknews (2021-07-23). US Reports 1st Cases of Pan-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The first-ever cases of a potentially deadly fungus resistant to all drugs, called Candida Auris, have been reported in care facilities in Texas and Washington, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-07-23). Beijing Accuses London of 'Flexing Muscles at China' Amid UK Plans to Send Warships to Indo-Pacific. sputniknews.com In March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the country's new foreign policy review, which, among other things, obliges London to "better understand and respond to the systemic challenge that China poses".

sputniknews (2021-07-23). West Trying to Create Instability Belt Around Russia, Foreign Minister Lavrov Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The West is trying to form a belt of instability around Russia, using Belarus and Moldova in particular, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

The Associated Press (2021-07-23). Texas Begins Jailing Migrants on Trespassing Charges. latinorebels.com AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is beginning to arrest migrants on trespassing charges along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's actions that he says are needed to slow the number of border crossings, jailing at least 10 people so far with more on the way, authorities said Thursday.

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