Daily Archives: July 25, 2021

2021-07-25: News Headlines

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-25). US building new military base in northeastern Syria. en.mehrnews.com News sources reported on Saturday that US forces intended to build a new military base in northeastern Syria.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-07-25). Pegasus and cyberweapon threats in the age of smartphones. peoplesdispatch.org Spyware like Pegasus is not just dangerous as it wrests complete control over an infected phone. It is menacing also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere…

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). Time to investigate Fort Detrick. ecns.cn Amid a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, some U.S. politicians have continued to wantonly preach the so-called second phase study into the origin of the coronavirus in China rather than focusing on fighting the virus and saving lives in their own country.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). Origin tracing must be done in U.S.: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn It would be inaccurate to interpret a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman's remarks on Monday regarding the proposed second-phase novel coronavirus origin tracing by the World Health Organization in China as outright refusal, because in his words, "relevant experts on the Chinese side are studying it carefully".

Inequality (2021-07-25). Jeff Bezos Should Have Thanked American Taxpayers for Paying for His Space Ride. juancole.com By Scott Klinger | — ( Inequality.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 …

Staff (2021-07-25). Samidoun Delegation to Lebanon Day 3: Generations of struggle for return and liberation. samidoun.net On the third day of the Samidoun international delegation, the Ghassan Kanafani Brigade, in Lebanon, the network participated in numerous visits and meetings in Beirut, Tripoli and Beddawi refugee camp. The first of these meetings took place at the office of the cultural organization Ajyaal ("Generations") coordinated by Samira Salah, who welcomed us together with her husband, Salah Salah, co-founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and historical member of the Arab Nationalist Movement. The Samidoun delegation honored Salah and Samira for their lifelong struggle and dedication to the P…

Staff (2021-07-25). Venezuela Pays Tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar in the National Pantheon. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, July 24, the Venezuelan government paid tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar on the occasion of the 238th anniversary of his birth, with an event celebrated at the National Pantheon. The event was led by the Minister for the Interior, Justice and Peace, Admiral Carmen Meléndez, who urged the people to be attentive to all the activities that the national government will carry out to honor "this man, this strategist, who achieved the independence of Venezuela in unity." | "We love Bolívar as life itself, and the people of Bolívar more than our life, and because of him we know how to walk the path tow…

Juan Cole (2021-07-25). Climate Crisis Grips Iran with Water Shortages, Provoking Protests, Clashes in Southwest. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Iran's southwestern Khuzestan region, the center of its petroleum industry, has been wracked with protests for a week, in part over water shortages. Rallies have erupted in the towns of Mahshahr, Izeh, Ahvaz, Kut-e Abdollah, Susangerd, Aligoudarz and Shoushtar, according to Amnesty International The Iranian government has sometimes replied to …

Vanessa Beeley (2021-07-25). Syrian Civilians Attacked by Terrorists Using American Weapons. dissidentvoice.org UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres celebrated the extension of a "humanitarian" border crossing at Bab Al Hawa, on July 10th, as a "lifeline for millions of people" — many Syrians would rather describe it as a "lifeline" for Al Qaeda. On the 15th July I visited Jurin, a village to the north of the Hama …

Scott Remer (2021-07-25). Buy Them Up!: Why We Must Nationalize the Banks. counterpunch.org Image by As we struggle to emerge from the COVID pandemic, it's hard to imagine fending off our economic malaise without addressing the elephant in the room: Wall Street. The 2008 financial crisis destroyed 40% of the world's wealth in less than a year.

Staff (2021-07-25). Highlights of AMLO's Speech for Ceremony Commemorating Simón Bolívar's Birth (CELAC). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, July 24, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, presided over an event to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the birth of the liberator of America, Simón Bolívar, within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean regional organization CELAC. At the event held in the Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City, he recognized the humanist and integrationist work of the Liberator that continues to served as example and inspiration even today. | Here are five of the most striking statements of AMLO's speech delivered at the XXI Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Com…

Brad Evans (2021-07-25). Sorry Twitter. It Wasn't Personal. It's Political. counterpunch.org Image by It seems that finally we are having a wider public discussion on the inherent dangers of the social media platform Twitter. A debate that has been certainly galvanised by a recent article from a self-confessed "Twitter Addict" Caitlin Flanagan in The Atlantic, titled "

scorinoco (2021-07-25). Chilean Senate Approves Marriage Equality. orinocotribune.com The lawmakers supported paternity rights, including adoption by same-sex couples. Since 2015, Chile has implemented a Civil Union agreement that granted several rights to same-sex couples. | On Tuesday, July 20, the Chilean Senate approved a bill on marriage equality, which can now pass to the Chamber of Deputies and the constitutional process of its adoption into law may advance. The bill is a landmark project in the predominantly Catholic conservative country. | According to a statement by the National Congress, the "the Senate approved by 28 votes in favor, 14 against and 0 abstentions the norms that regulate…

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). China hopes WHO can uphold integrity of COVID-19 origin tracing: spokesperson. ecns.cn China hopes that the World Health Organization (WHO) can adhere to the spirit of science, professionalism and objectivity and work with the international community to jointly uphold the scientific integrity of studying the origins of COVID-19, resist the headwind of politicization and safeguard the sound atmosphere of global anti-epidemic cooperation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). After one-year delay, Tokyo Olympic Games finally opens amid pandemic. ecns.cn After an extra year of waiting, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally opened Friday night at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium behind closed doors.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-25). Maduro orders military to respond to any US aggression. en.mehrnews.com Following the violation of Venezuela's airspace by a US military jet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country's military to remain alert and respond forcefully to any act of aggression.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). China refutes U.S. accusations on next stage of origin tracing. ecns.cn China on Friday refuted accusations from the United States to the effect that China's stance on the next stage of the global origin-tracing issue was "irresponsible and dangerous", replying that the U.S. side has been extremely irresponsible and shameful in its behavior toward its own people and the international community.

_____ (2021-07-25). Boko Haram terrorist attack kills several Cameroon soldiers. en.mehrnews.com At least six Cameroon soldiers were killed Saturday in an attack by Boko Haram terrorist group in the far north of the country, the governor of the region said on state television.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). CGTN Think Tank releases an analytical report on the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn As the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet subsided, the CGTN Think Tank has released the Analytical Report on the Global Situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic (the "Report") by sourcing data from the Johns Hopkins University website…

Clean Energy Wire (2021-07-25). Climate activists demand faster energy transition after flood disaster hits Germany. juancole.com By Charlotte Nijhuis | — ( Clean Energy Wire) — Activists are protesting for better climate protection measures after catastrophic floods hit several parts of Germany last week. On 23 July, environmental group Robin Wood kicks off a three-week raft tour from Berlin to Hamburg in order to push for a faster energy transition. "We …

_____ (2021-07-25). Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Northern Syria. en.mehrnews.com At least two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on the armored vehicle in northern Syria, the country's military said on late Saturday, adding that they returned fire.

Asa Winstanley (2021-07-25). Israeli Meltdown as Tel Aviv accuses Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream of "Terrorism" for Boycotting illegal Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestine. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — A landmark victory in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement's (BDS) campaign against Israel came on Monday, with an announcement from Ben and Jerry's. After years of BDS campaign appeals to them, the US ice cream maker declared that it would no longer be selling its products in Israeli settlements …

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-25). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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 (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Ben Norton (2021-07-25). Nicaragua's Sandinistas battle 'diabolical' US empire and poverty on 42 anniversary of revolution. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone reports from Nicaragua on the 42nd anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. Nicaraguans discuss their improved quality of life, President Ortega condemns the dictatorial US "empire that wants to dominate all countries," and Vice President Murillo declares poverty an imperialist "crime against humanity." MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — 42 years after the victory of the Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguans are still celebrating the gains of the leftist movement, and hoping to take the transformative process to another stage. This July 19, tens …

repost (2021-07-25). 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/

Justice for Gerardo (2021-07-25). Indigenous Leaders Call for Justice in Murder of Indigenous Zapotec Youth in Salinas. indybay.org Indigenous-led organizations and communities across California are monitoring very closely the killing of Gerardo Chavez Martinez in Salinas, California by the Salinas Police Department. Gerardo was an Indigenous Zapotec youth who did not speak English and had limited understanding of Spanish. On Friday, July 16th, 2021, police were called to Gerardo's home. During this encounter with the Salinas police, Gerardo did not understand the commands police officers were shouting at him in Spanish. As a monolingual Zapoteco speaker, he did not understand the commands to come out of his home and to raise his arms. Gerard…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). Houthi Strikes: Four Suicide Drones, Ballistic Missile Intercepted Over Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Late on July 24, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four suicide drones and ballistic missile which were launched from Yemen, allegedly by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | The coalition claiming that the suicide drones were on their way to attack a number of targets in southern Saudi Arabia. So do the ballistic missile, that was heading to the Kingdom's southern city of Jizan. | "The Houthi militia's hostile attacks on civilians and civilian objects were all thwarted .

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). US To Expand Military Base, Build New Training Ground In Northeastern Syria — Reports. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The US-led coalition is planning to expand a base located near the town of al-Shaddadi in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah in Syria's northeastern region, several Syrian news sources reported on July 24 and 25. | According to the sources, one of which is the pro-opposition Step News Agency, the coalition will also build a new ground to train fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces. | A supply convoy of 75 trucks carrying armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, logistics as well as construction…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-25). Two Soldiers Killed, Two Wounded In Attack On Turkish Vehicle In Northern Syria. southfront.org Turkish Army Kirpi MRAP on duty somewhere in southern Turkey. | Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in an attack on an armored vehicle in northern Syria. | Turkish MRAP Kirpi was targeted with a guided missile on its way to a military base in the vicinity of the town of al-Bab, northern Aleppo province."In an attack carried out by terrorists against our Kirpi vehicle in the Operation Euphrates Shield zone, two of our fellow hero soldiers were martyred and two of our friends were injured," the Ministry…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). Kurdish Forces Shared Footage Of Deadly Attack On Turkish Troops Near Syria's Al-Bab. southfront.org Illustrative image, fighters of the Afrin Liberation Forces. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) has claimed responsibility for the Two Turkish service members were killed and two Turkish-backed militants were wounded as a result of the missile attack. | The attack saw fighters of the ALF…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). Al-Sharqia Brigades Claimed Responsibility For Attack On Key Gas Pipeline In Northeastern Syria (Photos). southfront.org The official logo of the al-Sharqiyah Brigades. | On July 24, al-Sharqiyah Brigades claimed responsibility for the recent Saboteurs of the mysterious group blew up a section of the pipeline near the town of Abu Khashab in the northern Deir Ezzor countryside with an improvised explosive device on July 22. | The key pipeline moves natural gas…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-25). Military Situation In Yemen On July 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 147 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 24, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On July 24, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Rahbah district | On July 24, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate district | On July 24, Ansar Allah attacked Jizan and Khamis Mushait…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-25). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 24, Taliban attacked Afghan Army positions near Karokh town | On July 24, Afghan Army repelled Taliban attacks on Charikar district in Parwan province | On July 24, clashes between Afghan Army and Taliban were reported in the Ghaznigak area in Samangan province | On July 25, Taliban captured Nari district center in Kunar province | 175 Taliban militants were killed and 84 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, Paktika, Logar, Ghazn…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-25). Military Situation In Syria On July 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 32 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On July 24, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Duwayr al-Akrad area | On July 24, SDF arrested three people in the first section of Al-Hawl camp | On July 24, a Turkish Army vehicle was targeted by ATGM near Hazwan vi…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-25). In Videos: Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions Around The World. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the weekend, thousands of anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination activists took to the streets of cities all over the world to protest new restrictive measures and the vaccine passport initiatives. | Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second week in a row. According to French Interior Ministry, a total of 161,000 people took part in 168 protest actions across France, including 11,000 demonstrated in Paris alone. | Massive demonstrations led to clashe…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). Casualties Reported In Rocket Attack On Turkish-Occupied Afrin In Northern Syria (Video, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 25, a barrage of rocket targeted the Turkish-occupied Syrian area of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo. | The rockets landed in Afrin city and its outskirts. Several residential buildings and a civil-defense center of the Western-backed White Helmets organization were hit. Heavy material losses were reported. | According to the White Helmets, at least eight people, including four children and two women, were wounded as a result of the rocket attack. | The rockets were reportedly launched from a p…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-25). All In To Revenge: Turkish Air Force, Artillery Pound Kurdish Militants (Photos, Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least seven Kurdish fighters have been killed so far in northern Syria as part of the retaliation actions by the Turkish military in response to the

Anonymous669 (2021-07-25). Mysterious Explosion Rocked Damascus Outskirts, Israeli Attack Suspected. southfront.org A cloud of smoke over Damascus after the explosion. Source: the internet. | Early on July 25, a mysterious explosion rocked the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus amid military escalation by Israel. | The explosion was heard all over Damascus. A large cloud of black smoke was spotted over the city. Syrian authorities are yet to release an official statement explaining the causes of the explosion. | Some sources said that the explosion was the result of a military accident. Others, how…

Editor (2021-07-25). Sex workers and COVID-19: Resisting the pandemic and criminalization. mronline.org Georgina Orellano, secretary-general of the Association of Women Sex Workers of Argentina (AMMAR), says that "the pandemic has highlighted the inequality" in society and deepened the problems faced by sex workers. Sex work, which is not recognized in Argentina, has become more precarious, she says.

Angela (2021-07-25). Saturday 7/24: Virtual screening of the film "The Tower" indybay.org

Oakland Greens (2021-07-25). Sunday 8/29: Racism, Sexism, Hetro-Sexism within the Poly, CNM, Kink community. indybay.org Virtual ZOOM Event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

G.M. Tamas, David Graeber (2021-07-25). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

Allan Fisher (2021-07-25). Saturday 7/24: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets; Santa Cruz…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

Titlemore Trains, Less Planes, Mobility For All (2021-07-25). More Trains, Less Planes, Mobility for All. commondreams.org "I think it's extremely clear that Nina Turner is the candidate in this race that answers to the people of Ohio first and foremost."

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-25). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

teleSUR, SH (2021-07-25). Abogados de Alex Saab revelan errores del fiscal general de Cabo Verde. telesurtv.net Según el equipo defensor de Alex Saab, Estados Unidos no proporcionó una orden de detención válida ni a Interpol ni a Cabo Verde.

testimony from Renotta Young (2021-07-25). 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…

_____ (2021-07-25). 'Hello Somebody!' Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Campaigns for Nina Turner in Cleveland. commondreams.org From the very start, the giant retailer's business strategy has relied on dodging taxes and pocketing public subsidies.

repost (2021-07-25). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-25). South America: NATO partners U.S., Colombia held air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Story by U.S. Southern Command. Relampago VI occurred earlier this month. In 2017 NATO signed an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme with Colombia and the country joined NATO's Partners Across the Globe in 2018. In January Colombia's Vice Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs Adriana Mejía and Vice Defence Minister for Strategy and Planning Jairo García …

Mision Verdad (2021-07-25). Only 10 Countries Possess 75% of all COVID Vaccines. orinocotribune.com This is a translation of the daily report by the Caracas-based Samuel Robinson Institute for July 24, 2021. | On July 22, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, regretted that of all the available COVID-19 vaccines, three-quarters have been distributed in only ten countries around the world. | As reported by Chilean news portal El Desconcierto, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom warned that "more than 3.5 billion vaccines have been distributed worldwide, but over 75% of them have gone to just ten countries. Vaccine inequity is not only a moral failure, it is also self-destructive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to stay healthy while working from home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to readjust in many ways, including some companies shifting to remote work. Working from a home office has its benefits, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Virtual offices mean added screen time which can lead to eye strain, ear problems and too much time sitting in one place. Living and working in the same space also can lead to challenges with setting boundaries and having an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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 (2021-07-25). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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 (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

Keeping Track (2021-07-25). Biden Appoints Former Partner of Anti-Union Morgan Lewis to Justice Dept. indybay.org Pres. Biden has appointed and the US Senate has confirmed Kenneth Polite, a former law partner of anti-labor and pro-Trump, Morgan, Lewis & Brockius, to be Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the US Justice Department. See wallstreetonparade.com/2021/07/law-firm-…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-25). IMF Extends Zero-Interest Lending to Poor Countries. indybay.org IMF Can Sell Gold Reserves to Extend Aid to Developing Countries…

teleSUR, yart, JL (2021-07-25). Pedro Castillo aumenta su aprobación en Perú tras juramentación. telesurtv.net La encuesta reveló que más de la mitad de los votantes entrevistados consideran que los resultados son legítimos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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 (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Drink to thirst when exercising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the Summer Olympics inspires you to start working out, Mayo Clinic health experts say it's important to stay hydrated when you exercise. And a valuable term to remember is "drink to thirst." Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/uEMhUqleuj8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

teleSUR, SH (2021-07-25). Nueva masacre en el Cauca, Colombia deja al menos tres muertos. telesurtv.net Según Indepaz a la fecha se han registrado 57 masacres en todo el país, de las cuales 11 han sucedido en el departamento del Cauca.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Consumer Health: Understanding glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Glioblastoma Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most complex, deadly and treatment-resistant cancers. Glioblastoma, a type of glioma, is an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults. Approximately 13,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with glioblastoma in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

Peter Maiden (2021-07-25). Protest for Better Treatment of the Homeless Held at Fresno City Hall. indybay.org Homeless people and supporters of the homeless joined in two demonstrations at Fresno's City Hall July 20 and 23. They demanded better alternatives to being on the streets.

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-25). 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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

Geraldina Colotti (2021-07-25). Patria Grande: Against the Powerful of the Planet, 'A Single Nation of the Whole New World'. orinocotribune.com By Geraldina Colotti — Jul 21, 2021 | Simón Bolívar, in his Letter from Jamaica, wrote: "It is a great idea to try to form a single nation of the whole new world with a unique bond that unites all the parts." This dream has experienced a renewal this year in the Battle of Carabobo Bicentennial. A regional integration project (and not only that) which Chávez had also explained to the "alter-globalists" movements in the World Social Forums (WSF). Chávez's speeches are more relevant than ever in this phase of an imperialist attack on the Cuban, Sandinista and Bolivarian Revolutions, and for which international…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-07-25). Saturday 8/14: Envision & Enact: Community Thriving. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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: …

Oakland Greens (2021-07-25). Sunday 7/25: A Linguistic Townhall: Defining Gender & Ethnicity. indybay.org Virtual ZOOM event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

_____ (2021-07-25). End the 'National Security' Excuse for Racial and Religious Profiling. commondreams.org We urgently need European governments to invest in a geographically robust and accessible railway system for everyone everywhere, not just those routes with the highest demand.

Uhuru Solidarity Oakland (2021-07-25). Sunday 7/25: Volunteer to Build Unity Through Reparations in Oakland, CA! indybay.org Our local meeting will be on Zoom. You can receive the Zoom link by registering at organizeusmoakland.eventbrite.com.

Robert Norse (2021-07-25). Novato Victory: Kudos to the California Homeless Union and Attorney Anthony Prince. indybay.org In mid-July Attorney Anthony Prince of the California Homeless Union successfully applied for a restraining order to stop enforcement of a thinly-disguised anti-homeless Novato city Camping ban designed to work around the Martin v. Boise decision. Perhaps activists in Santa Cruz can take similar action, long promised by the Santa Cruz Homeless Union, either with or without an attorney.

Revolution Books (2021-07-25). Saturday 7/31: Film: Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Unvaccinated people at highest risk of being infected by delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is spreading globally. Now a subvariant known as delta-plus has been identified. "Delta-plus just means that there's been an additional mutation in the delta variant," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "We have not really seen that take off yet. And that's probably because it's being outcompeted by the delta variant. If you look at the original virus and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

Women's March (2021-07-25). Monday 8/2: Virtual ERA Rally & Press Conference w/ Dolores Huerta (Women's March). indybay.org Virtual event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-25). Biden Administration Announces Decommissioning of Oil Rigs Off California. indybay.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 22, 2021 — The Biden administration today announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental analysis of the impacts of decommissioning oil and gas drilling platforms, pipelines and wells off southern California.

Red Road to DC (2021-07-25). On the Red Road, Lummi Totem Pole to Shell River Stop Line 3. indybay.org The Red Road to DC joins Stop Enbridge Line 3 at the Shell River on Sunday. The Lummi Totem Pole is crossing the United States as Native Americans urge President Biden to protect sacred places.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-25). U.S. shoots down two ballistic missiles in Pacific test. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. USS Ralph Johnson is an Aegis Combat System Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped not only for the Standard Missile-6 Dual IIs used today but also for the Standard Missile-3 IIBs currently land-based in Romania and to be stationed in Poland. Four other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (soon to be raised to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-07-25). Tuesday 8/3: Welcome & Info Meeting for Folks New to CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Zoom meeting…

teleSUR, SH (2021-07-25). Brasil se aproxima a los 550.000 decesos por coronavirus. telesurtv.net Pese a la caída en los números de la pandemia, Brasil continúa como el segundo país del mundo en número de muertos por la Covid-19.

sputniknews (2021-07-25). Videos: Over 160,000 People Demonstrate Against Coronavirus Passes in France. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – More than 160,000 people took to the streets across France on Saturday, protesting against new coronavirus restrictions, with violence reported in some cities and at least nine arrests made.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). 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…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-24). US Military Denounced for Violation of Venezuela's Airspace. orinocotribune.com Through a statement published this Friday, July 23, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) denounced the violation of Venezuelan airspace by a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy military transport aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force. According to the statement, the incident occurred last night, Thursday, July 22, from 8: 47 p.m. until 8: 50 p.m., when US aircraft covered approximately 14 nautical miles over the westernmost area of the Sierra de Perijá mountain range in Zulia state. | The FANB statement expressed the opinion that this action by the US Army c…

The Conversation (2021-07-24). How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change. juancole.com By Wyn Morgan | — ( The Conversation) — Concerns about inflation rates have risen as the UK economy begins its much-needed recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The Consumer Prices Index, the measure most commonly used to measure inflation, rose by 2.5% in June 2021, the highest level for three years. That headline …

Juan Cole (2021-07-24). Only Electric Cars can save the Planet, with as much as 4/5s fewer Emissions than Gasoline Cars. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A life-cycle study of automobile emissions in four major new-car markets globally by Georg Bieker of non-profit The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has demonstrated conclusively that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are dramatically cleaner than gasoline cars under virtually all circumstances, no matter how dirty the electric grid in …

Staff (2021-07-24). Venezuela and Mexico Strengthen Military Ties and Cooperation. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Defense, General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López, welcomed the members of a military delegation from Mexico at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. The Mexican delegation to Venezuela was part of the bilateral efforts to strengthen cooperation and fraternal ties between the two nations. | The official press Twitter account of the Bolivarian National Armed Force, @PrensaFANB, informed that "as part of the friendship and cooperation relations between Venezuela and Mexico, General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino welcomed a military delegation of the Latin American country at…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-07-24). Going to Hell and Back: Fighting Our Worst Nightmare. dissidentvoice.org Theatrical poster Interrogate the devil; he will tell you that beauty is a pair of horns, four claws and a tail. Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary Bullets of Justice is a gritty 2019 film made by Valeri Milev and Timur Turisbekov, which takes place in the United States during the Third World War. The story centres around …

scorinoco (2021-07-24). Successful US Campaign to Send 6 Million Vaccination Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, representatives of Global Health Partners held a press conference and presented a certificate to the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC symbolizing a donation of six million syringes to Cuba for their COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Thousands of Americans have shown their concern for the wellbeing of the Cuban people by donating over $500,000 to send those six million syringes to the island. The first shipment of two million syringes left the United States and arrived at the Cuban port of Mariel on Saturday, July 17. | The purchase and shipment was organized by Global Health Partners, a humanitari…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-24). Can East African workers overcome cooptation and suppression? roarmag.org Young man selling padlocks in the streets of Kisumu, Kenya. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO / | In early November 2020, four Kenyan doctors died within a span of 24 hours. Up to that point, East Africa had remained comparatively under-harmed by COVID-19, but this was a wake-up call to the nearly 8,000 members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU…

Edward Yudelovich (2021-07-24). Disabled people demand access, fair wages. workers.org The Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World Party holds a Second Sunday Dialogue by zoom every month. On July 11, at the sixth of these dynamic sessions, DJRC speakers discussed important struggles to get access and fair wages for disabled people. DJRC activist Renée Imperato related how New . . . |

Mickey Z. (2021-07-24). The REAL First Rule of Fight Club. dissidentvoice.org (Credit unknown) Life in the United States of Algorithms has me thinking about Fight Club again — reading snippets, posting quotes, and watching YouTube clips until I finally gave it a re-watch. Such is the power of Fight Club. I saw it in the theater when it came out in 1999. It was love at …

Editor2 (2021-07-24). 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar: Barred from Covering Protest, Media Allowed After Farmers' Condemn Move. orinocotribune.com Starting Thursday, about 200 protestors will participate in the farmers' parliament at Jantar Mantar, which will take place on each working day of the Parliament until the ongoing Monsoon Session ends. | Their union flags in hand, farmers organised what was the first 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. It was not without its hiccups however, as media personnel found themselves barricaded a fair distance away from their congregation site earlier in the day. Media persons were allowed entry later, only after the farmers passed a "resolution" condemning the move — allegedly intended to impede coverage…

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare For All Rallies In 50 Cities. popularresistance.org Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what exactly is Medicare for All? On the eve of scheduled marches and rallies in support of Medicare for All, led by various organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Democratic Socialists of America and concerned citizens throughout the country, the interview below with Peter S. Arno, a leading health expert, sheds light on some key questions about the state of health care in the Unit…

_____ (2021-07-24). Hundreds Of Cancer Patients Lives' Endangered By US Sanctions. popularresistance.org Six independent UN human rights experts alerted that hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients' lives are under threat because of an "excessively strict application" of US sanctions. | In a press release published on Wednesday, the group of experts warned that Venezuelan cancer patients "have been stranded, destitute, in countries where they went for treatment" because "money cannot be transferred out of Venezuela," laying blame on US unilateral measures and overcompliance policies.

_____ (2021-07-24). Hundreds of Venezuelan Cancer Patients Lives' Endangered by US Sanctions. popularresistance.org Six independent UN human rights experts alerted that hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients' lives are under threat because of an "excessively strict application" of US sanctions. | In a press release published on Wednesday, the group of experts warned that Venezuelan cancer patients "have been stranded, destitute, in countries where they went for treatment" because "money cannot be transferred out of Venezuela," laying blame on US unilateral measures and overcompliance policies.

_____ (2021-07-24). Venezuela Warns US For Military Aircraft Violating Its Airspace. popularresistance.org A C-17 military transport aircraft belonging to the US Air Force flew into Venezuela's Zulia state, which borders Colombia, on Thursday evening, its Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez said in a statement. The plane allegedly flew on this course for some 14 nautical miles (26 kilometers), the ministry said. It added that US planes had allegedly crossed into the country on 21 occasions this year, calling it a "serious violation of international aeronautical standards." | Washington has not immediately commented, according to Reuters. | The "flagrant provocation" happened as part of joint military drills in…

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-24). Charge Added to Dorian Murrell's Alleged Killer as Family Speaks Out. unicornriot.ninja

_____ (2021-07-24). Scheer Intelligence: Why The Israeli Spy Export Pegasus Is A Danger To Freedom. popularresistance.org 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, and 15 other media outlets, as well as Amnesty International, which uncovered the spyware's reach, revealed that Pegasus, sold by the Israeli company NSO, was used in attempts to track the most intimate details of thousands of people, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as well as hundreds of human rights activists, journali…

Dongsheng News (2021-07-24). News on China | No. 60. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes.

teleSUR (2021-07-24). 'Let's Keep Alive Bolivar's Integration Dream', AMLO Says. telesurenglish.net Addressing the 21st Summit of Foreign Ministers from the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC) on Saturday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) called for a new political and economic integration that observes the region's history, reality, and particular identities. | RELATED: | The Summit takes place in commemoration of the 238th anniversary of Simon Bolivar's birthday, who is recogni…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-24). Afghan government imposes curfews in 31 provinces. en.mehrnews.com Afghanistan ministry of interior affairs said that people in 31 provinces will not be allowed to get out of their homes from 10pm to 4am except for emergency, Afghan local media have reported.

_____ (2021-07-24). Former heads of state, politicians, artists, and intellectuals call on Biden to "Let Cuba Live" popularresistance.org Over 400 former heads of state, politicians, intellectuals, scientists, members of the clergy, artists, musicians and activists from across the globe have issued an urgent appeal to United States President Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Cuba by former president Donald Trump. They argue that these measures "have intentionally throttled life on the island and created more suffering."

teleSUR (2021-07-24). LATAM Broadcaster teleSUR Turns 16 Years Serving the Truth. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. (teleSUR) turns 16 years informing Latin American and the Caribbean reality, thus playing a crucial role in the media battle against misinformation. | RELATED: | The multi-state broadcaster issued a statement mentioning some of its remarkable achievements during these 16 years and assessing the challenges ahead. | "teleSUR is a meeting point for millions around the world, who…

Rania Khalek (2021-07-24). Eyewitness Report From Havana: Cuba's Struggle Against US Imperialism. thealtworld.com Hear about the realities on the ground for people living in Cuba, and the destruction that the US blockade and Trump's 243 additional sanctions have wrought on the Cuban people. The goal of the US unilateral blockade (voted against at the UN annually) is to deprive Cubans of basic food and medicine — and it's working. | On-the-ground reporter, award-winning journalist & documentary filmmaker Reed Lindsay, who works with Belly of the Beast, an independent media outlet that covers Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations, and Manolo De Los Santos, Co-Director of The People's Forum & Researcher with the Tricontinental Ins…

_____ (2021-07-24). Standing With The Cuban People. popularresistance.org The Movement for Black Lives has an interesting and sometimes contradictory political history. Popularly known as Black Lives Matter (BLM), they gave birth to a now international rallying cry against anti-Black racism. They are identified with the issue of police violence so much that any protest involving Black people is dubbed Black Lives Matter whether there is any connection with that group or not.

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-24). Judge Orders Sheriff to Halt Harassment of Line 3 Resistance Camp. unicornriot.ninja

Margaret Kimberley (2021-07-24). Freedom Rider: US Out of Haiti! orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Jul15, 2021 | The United States playing any role in Haiti's future is akin to the fox being left in charge of the henhouse. | "Every step Haitians take towards true independence has been systematically subverted." | The recent assassination of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise has created a great deal of confusion, not only about the crime itself but about the role that the United States might play in that nation. Scant and contradictory information make it difficult to discern who benefits from his killing. Moise was the United States puppet president who refused to step down in Februa…

_____ (2021-07-24). Former Heads Of State, Politicians, Artists, And Intellectuals Call On Biden To 'Let Cuba Live'. popularresistance.org Over 400 former heads of state, politicians, intellectuals, scientists, members of the clergy, artists, musicians and activists from across the globe have issued an urgent appeal to United States President Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Cuba by former president Donald Trump. They argue that these measures "have intentionally throttled life on the island and created more suffering."

_____ (2021-07-24). China Has Every Right To Reject WHO's Embrace Of Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org Deputy of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin asserted that China will not follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) suggested plan to focus second phase research into the origins of COVID-19 on the lab leak theory. The remarks came at a press briefing held on July 22. Outlets such as CNN and Reuters reported on the development with a strong negative bias. Each report appeared to conclude that China was shirking its commitments to the international effort to uncover COVID-19's origins.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2021-07-24). Transferring the 'translators'. thealtworld.com Why is the US trying to relocate thousands of its Afghan collaborators to the Gulf? | The Biden administration is in talks with the governments of Qatar and Kuwait to persuade them to take in thousands of Afghan 'translators' and their families temporarily while their applications for entry visas to the United States are processed. | The negotiations are being held in secret. Nothing would have been known about them if details hadn't been published in American media outlets. Arab governments do not consider their own media or citizens worthy of being told about such things. | According to the American press repor…

Staff (2021-07-24). Juan Ramón Quintana, Bolivia's Former Minister of the Presidency: Sinister Shadow of Privatization of War is Emerging over Latin America (Interview). orinocotribune.com In an interview published by Sputnik, Juan Ramón Quintana, Bolivia's former minister of the Presidency, told journalist Karen Méndez Loffredo that "we [in Latin America] are witnessing new forms of United States directed coups," which include methods like the hiring of mercenaries from private security companies for the purpose of carrying out assassinations of political leaders. | Quintana stated that "the right wing in Latin America has paved the way for US interventionism" and emphasized that, regardless of who is in the White House, the objective of the United States…

_____ (2021-07-24). Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive. popularresistance.org "When it comes to misinformation, not sharing is caring," Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during a White House press briefing last week. His advisory offers a detailed account of the ways that the spread of health mis- and disinformation has flooded communities with lies. | Health misinformation was deadly prior to the rise of internet platforms, but the problem is proliferating in new ways because of the technology these companies use to extract and exploit our demographic and behavioral data.

_____ (2021-07-24). Non-Police Mental Health Program Reduces Unnecessary Hospitalizations. popularresistance.org The Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, or "B-HEARD" program, which started in a portion of Harlem a month ago, has already responded to about 110 calls where there was no weapon or imminent risk of violence, according to summary data provided by the city on Thursday. Instead of cops and paramedics responding to 911 mental health calls, three-person teams of social workers and paramedics respond instead. In 95 percent of those cases, the city said, the subject of the call accepted the team's offer of assistance.

Andrew Korybko (2021-07-24). Russia Is Right To Regard The Taliban As Reasonable. thealtworld.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent remark that his country regards the Taliban as "reasonable people" prompted a discussion about why exactly Moscow holds this position towards a group that it still officially designates as terrorists. | The Taliban's cautious welcoming into the international community is proceeding apace after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently remarked that his country regards the group as "

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-24). Happy Birthday, Medicare: You showed that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — 56 years ago Congress enacted Medicare to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and the disabled regardless of income or medical history. Since 1965, Medicare has become living proof that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. Medicare is more …

_____ (2021-07-24). Venezuela accuses and warns US for military aircraft violating its Airspace. popularresistance.org Venezuela's defense ministry has accused Washington of "flagrant provocation" after a US military plane allegedly flew into its territory from Colombia. According to Caracas, the US violated its airspace over 20 times this year. The "flagrant provocation" happened as part of joint military drills in Colombia in which American fighter jets are participating, Venezuela said. "Reconnaissance tasks are being carried out towards the Venezuelan geographical area,"

scorinoco (2021-07-24). Latin America in Dispute: Interview with Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. orinocotribune.com In an interview for the program América Latina en disputa [Latin America in dispute], broadcast by the multistate Telesur, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza reiterated that the Bolivarian government's commitment in the face of destabilizing events promoted by imperialism in the region, like the assassination of the president of Haiti and the attempts to destabilize Cuba, "is always for integration, for peace, for dialogue." | He indicated that, as proof of this, on July 24, in tribute to the birth of Liberator Simón Bolívar, a meeting of ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean S…

Scott Ritter (2021-07-24). Scott Ritter Joins Fault Lines Current & Next Gen Military Hardware & Doctrine. thealtworld.com Scott Ritter joined Fault Lines to discuss the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and why this is such a failure and a defeat by the US. Scott also talked about what a war with China or Russia would look like and whether or not we should be worried about these superpowers having quite advanced technology.

Ramona Wadi (2021-07-24). European Union, U.S. bear Responsibility for Israel's Squatter-Settlements on Palestinian Land. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — When European diplomats visit the occupied Palestinian territories to observe the damage wrought by Israel's home demolitions and forced displacement, the only response is generally to "urge the Israeli authorities to cease such actions." As a settler-colonial state based on the ideology of Zionism, Israel was built upon and maintains …

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare for All Advocates Take to the Streets of Over 50 US Cities. commondreams.org 9/11 sparked a wrongheaded wave of using race, religion, or political views as indicators for terrorism.

_____ (2021-07-24). Amazon's Relentless Surveillance Must Be Stopped. commondreams.org "How can we have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when we live in constant fear of illness, bankruptcy, or homelessness because of the outrageous for-profit healthcare system?"

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-07-24). [World Report] Social unrest disrupts South African health care. thelancet.com Riots and looting have prevented medical care and cut supply chains of food, medicines, and COVID-19 vaccines. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town.

Human Agenda (2021-07-24). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Yemen On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 140 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On July 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Jabal Murad district | On July 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate district | On July 24, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forc…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib For Third Day In Row As Militants' Attacks Continue (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | For the third day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place on July 24 noon, targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kabani and Duwayr al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Lattakia. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Taliban Vows Revenge For Recent U.S. Airstrikes In Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The United States confirmed that its forces had recently carried out air strikes on Taliban in Afghanistan, as U.S.-led foreign forces are on the final stages of their withdrawal from the country. | On July 22, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that the air strikes were carried out in support of Afghan security forces (ANDSF) without providing any details."Without speaking to specifics, …, I can say that in the last several days, we have acted through airstrikes to support the AN…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Syria On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 17 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Badama area | On July 23, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Barah area | On July 23, two Iraqi refugees were killed in al-Hawl camp by the u…

Staff (2021-07-24). Venezuela Reaches New Milestone: 3.6 Million Homes Delivered to the People. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Venezuelan government celebrated the delivery of house number 3,600,000 in the Great Venezuela Housing Mission (GMVV) program, which was started by President Hugo Chávez in April 2011, initially to solve the housing problems for hundreds of thousands of families affected by heavy rain and floods that year. | The program was continued in 2013 by President Nicolás Maduro after the death of Chávez. | On Thursday, the Rincón Reyes family of Zulia state received the keys to their new home, which is the home number 3,600,000 in the GMVV milestone. "Thank you for our home," said little Ma…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Greenwashing The Tokyo Olympic Games. southfront.org Click to see full-size image"The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts". | Martin Màºller, Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | The organisers of the Olympics have always been into appearances and grand theatre. And the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always been keen in keeping them up,…

Editor (2021-07-24). Michael Ratner's inspiring activist life culminated with dramatic change on Israel. mronline.org Michael Ratner personally changed human rights law, and in doing so he let go childhood views of Israel. "I thought of [Israel] as the home of my people. I had my bedroom ceiling painted with the seven wonders of the world and a huge map of Israel. I had no idea how my view of Israel would change later in life."

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). ISIS Terrorists Raided Iraqi Military Post Guarding Border With Syria, Jordan & Saudi Arabia (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 24, ISIS terrorists raided a key post of the Iraqi military's First Division in the western province of al-Anbar.

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Mass Shootings On Course For Record Year As US Transforms Into Violent Mess. southfront.org Illustrative image | Originally published at To date, the number of mass shootings in the U.S. is 21% higher than the same period in 2020 (Jan.1 — July 20), which is 30% higher than the previous high, according to nonprofit research group GVA's data so far shows the U.S. has recorded 375 mass shootings in 41 di…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 24, Afghan Army repelled Taliban attack on the Salma Dam in east of Herat province. | On July 23, Afghan Army captured Karukh in Herat province. | On July 23, US aircraft attacked Taliban positions near Kandahar city. | On July 23, US aircraft attacked Taliban positions in the Helmand province. | 262 Taliban militants were killed and 176 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Laghman, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Hera…

Editor (2021-07-24). The importance of Marxist materialism in an age of opinions. mronline.org "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." — Karl Marx, 'Theses on Feuerbach'

The Tricontinental (2021-07-24). Serve the People: The eradication of extreme poverty in China. mronline.org On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a seven-decade-long process that began with the Chinese Revolution of 1949.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Died Of Wounds Sustained While Fighting In Syria. southfront.org Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, source: Tasnim News Agency. | On July 23, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mourned Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, a prominent commander of the Quds Force. | According to Iranian sources, Qureshi died of wounds that he sustained while fighting in Syria. The sources did not reveal when or how the commander was wounded. | Qureshi served as a military advisor in Syria for more than eight years. He reportedly commanded a unit of the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun, which has been fighting ISI…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib For Third Day In Raw As Militants' Attacks Continue (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | For the third day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place on July 24 noon, targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kabani and Duwayr al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Lattakia. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Gr…

Whitney Webb (2021-07-24). Meet Toka, the Most Dangerous Israeli Spyware Firm you've Never Heard Of. orinocotribune.com By Whitney Webb — Jul 21, 2021 | The mainstream media's myopic focus on Israel's Pegasus spyware and the threats it poses means that other companies, like Toka, go uninvestigated, even when their products present an even greater potential for abuse and illegal surveillance. | LONDON — This past Sunday,

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-24). Washington Beats the Drum of Regime Change, but Cuba Responds to Its Own Revolutionary Rhythm: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2021). orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Jul 22, 2021 | Dear friends, | Greetings from the desk of the 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 conte…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Biden's Second Drone Strike Hit Al-Shabaab In Somalia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On July 23, the US military carried out an airstrike in Somalia, targeting al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants. It was the second airstrike carried out by the US military in Somalia under the presidency of Joe Biden. | According to Pentagon spokeswoman Cindy King, the Military Command for Africa (Africom) carried out a drone strike in the vicinity of the town of Qeycad, 500 km northeast of Mogadishu. She also stressed that there were no US forces on the ground, alongside the Somali army, the spo…

Vanessa Beeley (2021-07-24). The bombs rain down as I visit the Idlib frontlines, and witness the atrocities committed against civilians by NATO-backed terror. thealtworld.com Children are being killed, homes are being shelled, and fields scorched, often by Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists armed with …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Syrian Army Deployed Large Reinforcements In Daraa Amid Reports Of New Reconciliation Agreement (Photos). southfront.org Syrian soldiers, Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed large reinforcements in Daraa amid reports of ongoing talks to finalize a new reconciliation agreement. | The reinforcements, which included hundreds of troops as well as heavy weapons, arrived in the southern governorate on July 23 and 24. | The newly-deployed troops were positioned in the eastern countryside of the governorate as well as in outskirts of Daraa city, mainly around the southern part known as "Daraa al-Balad". This part of the city has be…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-24). Despite US Blockade Venezuelan Delegation Parades at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony — Broadcasting Rights Secured (Video). orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 23 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Friday, July 23, 2021, the inauguration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was held in the Olympic Stadium of the Japanese capital, Tokyo. As is traditionally done, a delegation from each of the 204 participating countries marched in the opening ceremony, and Venezuela was no exception despite the US and European blockade. The karateka Antonio Díaz and the judoka Karen León were the standard bearers of the Venezuelan delegation. Unfortunately Yulimar Rojas, who had been designated as a flag bearer, could not arrive on time. | Yulimar absent | The Venezuela…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-07-24). Freedom Rider: Standing with the Cuban people. mronline.org The current Black-centered Cuban protest operation is very well orchestrated and if Black people in this country are not careful, they will end up amplifying the dictates of U.S. imperialism.

Editor (2021-07-24). Cuba defies U.S. to deny pressuring OAS members. mronline.org The disturbances in Cuba were marked by unprecedented violence and vandalism, jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of Cubans, including peaceful demonstrators and revolutionaries who took to the streets in response.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). New Drone Attack Targeted Key Base Of US-led Coalition In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org illustrative image. | Late on July 23, a drone attack targeted a base hosting troops of the US-led coalition near the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The base, commonly referred to as "al-Harir" after a nearby village, is located around 70 km to the northeast of the city of Erbil. | "On July 23, 2021 at 1: 23 am an Unmanned Aerial System impacted a Coalition base in Kurdistan. There were no casualties and no damage as a result of the attack. The United States and Coalition Forces will stay vigilant and maintain the i…

Lamont Lilly (2021-07-24). Black August: A tribute to freedom fighters. workers.org The following slightly edited article was first published in August 2013. Lilly ran as Workers World Party's candidate for vice president in 2016. George Jackson The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C. A. Philip Randolph . . . |

Staff (2021-07-24). Russian star Daniil Medvedev blasts Olympics tennis tournament a 'joke' as players grapple with sweltering conditions in Japan. rt.com Daniil Medvedev, the world's second-ranked men's tennis player, has hit out at organizers of the Olympic tennis tournament, with players being forced to contend with sweltering heat of 33 degrees celsius on the court. | Soaring temperatures in Tokyo have led to Medvedev questioning why the Olympic event affords players just a 60-second changeover period compared to the regular 90 seconds amid blazing conditions and oppressive humidity, leading to several players stripping off courtside and showering themselves with bottled water in a bid to cool down. | Medvedev was one of those who appeared to feel the heat d…

Judy Greenspan (2021-07-24). Acción de DC exige: 'Acabar con detenciones trans por ICE'. workers.org Llevando pancartas y tres ataúdes pintados de color rosa, los activistas de los derechos de los inmigrantes transgénero y sus partidarios marcharon hacia la Casa Blanca el 23 de junio para exigir el fin de la detención de personas transgénero y VIH+ por parte del Servicio de Inmigración y Control . . . |

Staff (2021-07-24). China blacklists former US Commerce Secretary Ross & other officials in tit-for-tat reply to restrictions over Hong Kong. rt.com In a tit-for-tat measure, Beijing has sanctioned six US nationals and one entity, on a list that includes a former secretary of commerce, in response to recent restrictions placed on China over Hong Kong. | The sanctions list includes Wilbur Ross, who served as Commerce Secretary during then-President Donald Trump's trade war against Beijing. Last year, Ross called China "the principal military and economic threat" in Asia. | Other blacklisted Americans include US-China Economic and Security Review Commission chief Carolyn Bartholomew, former Staff Director of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Jo…

_____ (2021-07-24). Our World Is Dying Because We Don't Value Un-Making Things. strategic-culture.org Growth is baked in to capitalism, and right now we need more than anything just to chill. Do less, be less, compete less, expect less of ourselves and each other, produce less, consume less, commute less; but take more naps, be more kind, be more gentle with ourselves and each other, laugh more, cry more, feel more, and regenerate all the energy stolen from us from a rat race that we were never gonna win anyway.

_____ (2021-07-24). Christianity's American Decline. strategic-culture.org The warning that Father Cassian Folsom, the Benedictine monk who was at the time the prior of the Norcia monastery, gave me is even more potent today: if any Christian family wants to make it through what's coming, they are going to have to do some form of the Benedict Option.

Marion Scher (2021-07-24). [World Report] Inquest begins over South African mental health failings. thelancet.com An inquest has begun into the deaths of 144 patients deinstitutionalised from Life Esidimeni psychiatric care facilities. Marion Scher reports from Johannesburg.

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? thelancet.com The randomised controlled RECOVERY trial1 has met its primary endpoint of reduced 28-day mortality. We congratulate the RECOVERY Collaborative Group for this excellent study. However, the mortality at day 28 was up to 31% in the tocilizumab group and was higher than the results of other published randomised controlled trials.2 The pathophysiology underlying COVID-19 is characterised by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection-induced inflammatory response, cell death, and microvascular thrombosis. Thrombosis appears to be common in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and could also be responsible for multiorgan failure in patient…

Editor2 (2021-07-24). There are No Disappeared or Tortured People in Cuba (+Video). orinocotribune.com By Yudy Castro Morales — Jul 21, 2021 | Following the riots that took place on July 11 and 12, as part of the political-communication operation encouraged and paid for by the US government against Cuba, lists of alleged missing persons have begun to circulate on the internet. | But, are there really missing persons in the country? Are such lists real? What is the procedure for the detention of a person? What limits are there to the actions of the authorities? | In answering these questions, during an appearance this Tuesday on the program Hacemos Cuba, Colonel Victor Alvarez Valle, second chief of the Specia…

WSWS (2021-07-24). US, Germany strike deal over controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. wsws.org Despite the aggressive statements against the Kremlin contained in the deal, the agreement has provoked an uproar in sections of the American and German ruling class, and angered the Polish and Ukrainian governments.

Peter Horby, Natalie Staplin, Richard Haynes, Martin Landray (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Chengliang Yang and Hedi Zhao for their interest in the thrombotic event rate in the RECOVERY trial of tocilizumab in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.1 Data on thrombotic events were only collected on follow-up forms from Nov 1, 2020, so these data are only available for about 60% of participants. Nevertheless, we observed no difference in the thrombotic event rate between patients allocated to tocilizumab or usual care alone (appendix).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-24). UN Human Rights Council sets up team to probe violations in Israel and OPT. peoplesdispatch.org The three-member commission of inquiry will be headed by Navi Pillay from South Africa, who was the head of the UNHRC from 2008-2014. Miloon Kothari from India and Chris Sidoti from Australia will be the other members…

prasanth1584 (2021-07-24). Pegasus: It's time for a global ban on spyware. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the technical aspects of Pegasus, including how it is used to monitor those whose phones have been infected. He also talks about the lack of adequate safeguards and what can be done about it globally.

Camille Gijs (2021-07-24). A migrant hunger strike is shaking Belgium's government. zcomm.org Once a local issue, the residency-seekers are gaining global attention…

WSWS (2021-07-24). David Moore to run as the Socialist Equality Party candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. wsws.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-24). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? indybay.org Democratic Party power brokers…

The Lancet (2021-07-24). [Editorial] A time of crisis for the opioid epidemic in the USA. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA has eased, the extent of devastation caused during this period by the opioid epidemic is no longer obscured. Data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on July 14 show a steep rise in overdose deaths. Between December, 2019, and December, 2020—the peak of the pandemic in the USA—more than 93‚Äà000 Americans died from drug overdoses, up 29 ∑4% over the previous 12 months. This figure equates to roughly 255 overdose deaths per day; national daily COVID-19 deaths currently hover at around the same number.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). Commander says U.S. Space Force can cooperate with Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== New war brewing: three Armenian soldiers shot by Azerbaijani invaders Azerbaijan's defense chief tells commanders, troops to be ready for new war ==== US wants to cooperate with like-minded people in space exploration — General John Raymond for AMI Trend BAKU, Azerbaijan — The United States wants to cooperate with like-minded people in the …

_____ (2021-07-24). Winona LaDuke Arrested, Released From Jail. popularresistance.org White Earth Ojibwe activist and former Green Party vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke was released from jail Thursday after her arrest Monday while protesting construction of an oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. She and six other women were sitting together praying on an easement and protesting construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline near Park Rapids at the Shell River — which the pipeline will cross in five places — when they were arrested for trespassing.

Kate Aronoff (2021-07-24). A New Global Group of 21 Lawmakers Will Pressure Countries on Climate Change. zcomm.org The Global Alliance for a Green New Deal wants sharper emissions cuts, better climate finance from rich countries, ecological justice, and more…

Lara Marks (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Past and present women pioneers in biomedical science. thelancet.com COVID-19 has propelled a number of scientific breakthroughs that have only been possible because of unprecedented global research collaborations. These remarkable achievements will have profound implications for the future. Women have been front and centre in many of these developments, notably in the area of COVID-19 vaccines and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. Yet in this pandemic women's position in biomedicine has not been helped by the fact that many women have been disproportionately affected by increased caring responsibilities during lockdowns, reducing the amount of time they have been able to devote to resear…

WSWS (2021-07-24). Scientists uncover ancient coronavirus epidemic in East Asia. wsws.org The new finding adds to the mountain of evidence suggesting a natural rather than laboratory origin for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Geoff Watts (2021-07-24). [Obituary] Helen Mae Murray Free. thelancet.com Chemist and co-inventor of dip-and-read diagnostic testing. She was born on Feb 20, 1923, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and died following a stroke in Elkhart, IN, USA, on May 1, 2021, aged 98 years.

_____ (2021-07-24). US Lawmakers Demand $34 Billion for Global Vaccine Equity Funding in Reconciliation Package. commondreams.org One of FAIR's main goals was to take what had been a marginalized progressive media critique and push that critique into the faces of mainstream journalists.

Carole Concha Bell (2021-07-24). First Indigenous Woman to Preside Over Chilean Constitutional Assembly Rocks Establishment. zcomm.org Chile's path to transformation can be directly attributed to grassroots organizing and relentless demands for fundamental change…

Titleonly Electric Cars Can Save the Planet (2021-07-24). Only Electric Cars Can Save the Planet. commondreams.org The company continues its relentless crusade to monopolize markets, crush rivals, and extract as much data as possible from unsuspecting consumers and third-party merchants.

Audrey Nakagawa (2021-07-24). Coral disease spreading in Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships. nationofchange.org Since the identification of the disease off Virginia Key in 2014, it has spread to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Maarten and Mexico.

David Agren (2021-07-24). [World Report] Lack of medicines in Mexico. thelancet.com Many prescriptions are unfilled, driven by shortages of drugs in Mexico. President López Obrador has blamed corruption, but analysts say otherwise. David Agren reports.

Chris McGreal (2021-07-24). How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action. nationofchange.org "I think it's fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible."

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-24). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Massimo Di Maio, Marco Tagliamento (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Heterogeneity of treatment effects in malignant pleural mesothelioma. thelancet.com The results from CheckMate 7431 are a relevant advance for the systemic treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, we have concerns about the presentation and interpretation of subgroup analyses. Some further clarity would be helpful for the applicability of the study results in clinical practice, beyond the unequivocal clinically relevant effect observed in the whole population.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). U.S., NATO warships, warplanes hunt sharks (Russian subs) in North Atlantic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Battle of the Atlantic: Citing Nazi Germany as model, U.S. military chief hails new NATO command NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic ==== U.S.-led Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Shark Hunt 21 Kicks off in the Northern Atlantic with allies and partners ATLANTIC OCEAN — Commander, Task Force 69 (CTF-69) kicked off Exercise Shark Hunt …

Masada Disenhouse (2021-07-24). Change Doesn't Happen Without Disruption. zcomm.org Everybody needs to realize that they're an influencer. Whether it's on social media or talking to people in person, everybody has their own networks…

WSWS (2021-07-24). Exponential rise in Germany of new coronavirus infections. wsws.org On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported almost 2,000 new cases and the nationwide seven-day incidence rate rose to over 12 per 100,000. The reproductive number (R) is 1.19, which means a strong exponential increase.

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-24). 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.

John Scales Avery (2021-07-24). Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough. zcomm.org Despite the reduced emissions resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown, the Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily, and the carbon dioxide content of the earth's atmosphere continues to rise steadily…

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-07-24). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca . | Very important Interview …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-24). Venezuela Condemns New Attack on Alex Saab by United Kingdom. orinocotribune.com The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has categorically condemned a decision of the government of the United Kingdom to impose unilateral sanctions on Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who is currently already a subject of judicial persecution by the United States administration. | The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, posted the official statement of the government of Venezuela in his Twitter account, and stated that the measures taken against Alex Saab violate international law and reflect the immorality of the British government, which has set itself up as a supposed anti-cor…

Graham Peebles (2021-07-24). Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project. nationofchange.org Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

Olivia Riggio (2021-07-24). As US broils and Europe floods, media dismiss EU climate plan as 'ambitious'. nationofchange.org When humans seek to take aggressive action against this aggressive reality, reporters frame those goals as lofty and unlikely to succeed.

_____ (2021-07-24). Covid-19 Cases Are Rising Among the Vaccinated—It's Not Because Vaccines Aren't Working. commondreams.org "A lot has happened over the last few years, and it's time to show that we're not okay with it," said one of the organizers.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-24). July 26th Became a Movement: The Cuban Masses Make History. libya360.wordpress.com Gregory E. Williams Members of Cuba's 26th of July Movement. Today the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba is a museum and a school—fitting, given the Cuban Revolution's well-known commitment to education. But this was the site of a battle that radically altered the course of history on the island. In the early morning hours…

_____ (2021-07-24). Thousands Join Budapest Pride Parade to Protest Attacks on LGBTQ+ Hungarians. commondreams.org We must immediately end our moral crime of having the greatest health system in the world, but only for those who can afford it.

Newsclick (2021-07-24). Perplexing 'Borg DNA': Can they assimilate genes from other organisms? peoplesdispatch.org A geo-microbiologist in the US has found DNA strands in her backyard that were too long to be of a virus and that had indications of containing DNA from other organisms…

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