Daily Archives: July 26, 2021

2021-07-26: News Headlines

Editor (2021-07-26). Climate Change: Why we can't trust mainstream media. mronline.org A Q&A on capitalism, media, and climate.

Jake Chappell (2021-07-26). Pork and Beans Revolution:, mutual aid and soup. peoplesworld.org

IMEMC News (2021-07-26). Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered 74 Days Ago. imemc.org Palestinian medical sources have confirmed, Monday, that a teen died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in the neck near Ramallah, in central West Bank, 74 days ago. The sources stated that Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, from Abwein town, north of Ramallah, was shot with a live round in the neck …

Kaleigh O'Keefe (2021-07-26). Helen Keller a socialist? Who knew! liberationnews.org We remember Helen Keller for the extraordinary person she was: a writer, public speaker, and revolutionary socialist for a majority of her life — the part of her life that is the least often talked about.

Daisy Nguyen (2021-07-26). Warming rivers in U.S. West killing fish, imperiling industry. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2021-07-26). UN: Palestinian Elections Must Include Occupied East Jerusalem. palestinechronicle.com United Nations special rapporteurs Monday called for the rescheduling of Palestinian elections within a reasonable time to ensure "free, fair, democratic, peaceful, and credible" polls, Anadolu News Agency reported. The Palestinian parliamentary elections had been

Shawgi Tell (2021-07-26). Charter School Promoters Defend Antisocial Culture of Maximum Profit. dissidentvoice.org About 3.3 million students are currently enrolled in roughly 7,400 privately-operated charter schools across 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Five states remain opposed to these outsourced schools that appeared in the U.S. 30 years ago. Today, thousands of segregated charter schools run by unelected individuals are either openly operated as for-profit schools …

Al Neal (2021-07-26). Cardboard cut-outs of fans dampens the spirits at Olympics opening. peoplesworld.org All the pomp and pageantry were present at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Tokyo. The Parade of Nations was a sight to see, the singing of all the national anthems was lovely, and the lighting of the Olympic torch—a burst of white-hot flames and golden embers, was breathtaking. And despite all that, …

IMEMC News (2021-07-26). Updated: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to installing many roadblocks. Update: The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Hatem Aqel, from his home in the al-Wista neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem.

Eddie Conway (2021-07-26). Connecticut made prison phone calls free. Other states should do the same. therealnews.com Transcript | Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling the Bars. The prison industrial complex gets money from people, the poorest people in the nation. It gets billions and billions of dollars. One of the things that sticks out the most is the amount of money taken by multinational phone call systems that work with prisons and the state governments. And something tremendous just happened recently in Connecticut. Connecticut passed a law, and the governor signed it, making phone calls free for families between families and prisoners. | Joining me today is Dr. Venezia Michalsen who is an associate pr…

Staff (2021-07-26). President Maduro Announces that Dialogue in Mexico Could Include the US. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro disclosed some of the advances that have been achieved regarding the dialogue that the Venezuelan government will carry out with various sectors of the opposition, with the support of Norway and Mexico. During an interview on Telesur this Saturday, July 24, the president indicated that this negotiation mechanism to be held in Mexico is planned for the month of August. The government of Norway will participate in the dialogue. He did not rule out the participation of other countries, including the United States. | "I hope that in the month of August, with the support of the gove…

Staff (2021-07-26). Normalization Afoot: Israel's El Al to Fly to Morocco from Tel Aviv. palestinechronicle.com El Al Israel Airlines on Sunday launched nonstop flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following a resumption of diplomatic ties last year between Morocco and Israel, reports Reuters. Flight 553 took off at 11: 35 a.m.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-07-26). Standing with the Cuban People. globalresearch.ca

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-26). People push Medicare For All, as congressional advocates back off. peoplesworld.org

EMMA (2021-07-26). Susan Sarandon, Paula Jean Swearengin Joining Action at AOC's Bronx Office Today Demanding She Fight for Medicare for All. peoplesparty.org Susan Sarandon and Chris Smalls are joining the People's Party and March for Medicare for All organizers at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Bronx office on Monday, July 26th at 3: 00 pm to deliver a petition that calls on members of Congress to use every means necessary to pass Medicare for All now.

Sophia Tareen (2021-07-26). Health care for older immigrants experiences momentum among states. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live …

Staff (2021-07-26). Tlaib: US 'Must Act' to End Tax Exemption for Entities Supporting Illegal Settlements. palestinechronicle.com US House Representative Rashida Tlaib has caused a stir after pointing out on Twitter that illegal Jewish settlements currently receive tax-exempt status in America, a contravention of international law. In an open letter, she called

IMEMC News (2021-07-26). Israeli Army Invades Farmlands In Southern Gaza. imemc.org Several Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands, Monday, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them while firing live rounds. Media sources said the military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, came from the Kissufim military base across the perimeter fence and advanced dozens of meters into the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Israel launches missile attack on Gaza, restricts fishing zone. peoplesdispatch.org The restrictions on the fishing zone have been criticized for being form of collective punishment which is against international human rights and also a violation of the Oslo accords…

Staff (2021-07-26). Another Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces. palestinechronicle.com A Palestinian teen Monday morning succumbed to the wounds he sustained from Israeli gunfire two months ago, according to medical sources. The Health Ministry said that Yousef Nawaf Mhareb, 17, a resident of Abwein village,

Mitchell Malloy (2021-07-26). Big labor turn-out for Richland,Wa. line crew. liberationnews.org Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77 held an information picket on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to raise awareness of low pay among journeyman line workers in Richland, Washington.

Staff (2021-07-26). #BlockTheBoat action at New Jersey port mobilizes to support Palestinian workers, boycott ZIM. samidoun.net A crowd of protesters in New Jersey took to the streets outside Maher Terminal in Elizabeth as part of the #BlockTheBoat campaign targeting Israeli ZIM shipping for its complicity in and profiteering from Zionist colonialism and Israeli apartheid. The demonstrators gathered despite rainy weather at 6: 00 am to greet the ZIM Qingdao and call for it not to be unloaded. The protest was organized by the Block the Boat Coalition NY/NJ, which includes the NY4Palestine Coalition, Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; Within Our Lifetime — United for Palestine; Labor for Palestine; Samidoun Palestinian…

Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme (2021-07-26). Genocide and Colonialism: Challenging the Canadian State. socialistproject.ca Public opinion has been shaken by the 'discovery' of unmarked graves of children who died in residential schools. The word 'discovery' has to be placed in quotation marks because Indigenous communities have been saying for many years that terrible things happened at these places. The time has come to call this what it is — a genocide. | The Birth of European Colonialism: | Following the 'discovery' of the Americas in 1492, a brutal process of plunder was unleashed by European powers with the goal of taking control of plethoric mineral resources, vast hunting grounds and abundant arable lands. The…

Staff (2021-07-26). Day 4 of the Samidoun delegation to Lebanon: Ghassan Kanafani Brigade at the Al Naqab Center. samidoun.net On the fourth day of the Ghassan Kanafani Brigade, the Samidoun international delegation to Lebanon visited the Bourj Al Barajneh refugee camp in the south of Beirut. In the camp we met with the Al-Naqab Center for Youth Activities, its members and its coordinator, Mohammed Abu Ali. The Al Naqab Center was founded in 2013 by Palestinian and Lebanese youth, who came together to address urgent needs facing the community, working with the Maan group ("Together") and the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM). The center focuses on four main points: 1) Becoming economically independent, without reliance on NGOs and charity…

Ali Salam (2021-07-26). Renewed Israeli Airstrikes launched against the Besieged Gaza Strip. imemc.org Israeli fighter jets, on Sunday at midnight, fired several missiles at sites in the besieged Gaza Strip, Quds News Network reports. It stated that the renewed airstrikes are the fifth incident where Israel breached the May 21, 2021 Egypt brokered ceasefire between the occupation state and the various resistance factions in the Gaza Strip. It …

Nicholas Stender (2021-07-26). Cubans come out July 26, defend revolution vs. multi-pronged Yanqui assault. liberationnews.org Moncada reminds us that in every period of setback the seeds of victory are sown.

IMEMC News (2021-07-26). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Close roads, Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Beita, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted a Palestinian from his home, in addition to installing sand mounds to close various roads. Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the eastern area of the town, before storming and searching homes, …

Bernard D'Mello (2021-07-26). People's lawyer P. A. Sebastian and the Socialist Project. mronline.org Sebastian, in his writings in The Fight to Win Rights, is direct, and honest, unafraid to state unpalatable facts. Blunt and matter-of-fact, his words seem to be deliberately chosen to appeal to the conscience of people, his mode of expression reflecting his commitment to justice and the truth.

Editor (2021-07-26). What's actually going on in Cuba? mronline.org Don't believe everything you read on social media.

Middle East Monitor (2021-07-26). Beita is only south Nablus town that lacks an illegal Israeli settlement and Palestinians want to Keep it that Way. juancole.com By Anjuman Rahman | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Beita is the only village around southern Nablus that does not have an illegal Israeli settlement built on its land. The Palestinians are determined to keep it that way. "The people of Beita completely reject the presence or even the idea of settlements," activist …

Andrew Emett (2021-07-26). Fourth Alabama correctional officer convicted for allowing inmate abuse. nationofchange.org "When a law enforcement officer accepts his or her oath of office, they also accept the higher standard they must adhere to,"

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-26). The Defense of the Cuban Revolution is a Struggle Against Fascism. libya360.wordpress.com José Luis Granados Ceja (@GranadosCeja) Members of the National Federation of Revolutionary Students "Rafael Ramirez" demonstrate in support of the Cuban Revolution and against US imperialism in front of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico, July 17, 2021. (José Luis Granados Ceja) Both Republican and Democrat administrations are willing to work with far-right actors…

Karen Conner (2021-07-26). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the Second Quarter 2021 GDP Report. cepr.net We will again see another quarter of extraordinary growth, likely over 7.0 percent. In most of the country, the reopening process was mostly completed by the end of the quarter. This reopening has led to rapid growth in the hardest hit areas like restaurants and air travel. Growth in service consumption is likely to be …

_____ (2021-07-26). More Protests In Brazil Over COVID Crisis. popularresistance.org Protesters have taken to the streets across Brazil once more to demand far-right President Jair Bolsonaro step down over his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as recent corruption allegations. Demonstrators marched in Rio de Janeiro and several other cities nationwide on Saturday in the latest display of public anger and frustration to hit the South American nation in recent weeks.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Far-right anti-lockdown protests held amid Australian COVID crisis. wsws.org The protesters, including members of the extreme-right, advanced anti-lockdown positions almost indistinguishable from those of the political and media establishment.

Lina Gress (2021-07-26). The 1946 Explosion of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem: A Personal Story. globalresearch.ca

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-07-26). Why the US is Picking a Fight with China in the South China Sea. thealtworld.com Why is the US trying to turn ordinary, long-standing maritime disputes in the South China Sea into a regional or even international crisis? | I take a look at the US-led effort to bring China's claims regarding the South China Sea to an international tribunal on the Philippines "behalf." | I also explain the long-standing US strategy of encircling and containing China, and how this outdated plan sought to turn Southeast Asian states against China. It's outdated because today, these nations all count China as their largest trade partner, major investor, and a partner in modernizing their military and building regi…

_____ (2021-07-26). Palestine Welcomes Decision To Investigate Israeli Violations. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Palestine welcomed a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR) to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the council's decision "reflects the international community's persistence to implement international law and protect Palestinian human rights," said the Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Eric Worrall (2021-07-26). US Parents Sue over Clandestine COVID-19 School Vaccination Programme Which Does Not Require Parental Consent. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-26). Bob Moses: Organizer And Civil Rights Pioneer. popularresistance.org At a time when voting rights are under assault, it is important to remember the legacy of Bob Moses, a brilliant community organizer who died on Saturday at age 86. Moses was a key architect of the movement to enlist Southern Black workers and sharecroppers to register to vote, a campaign that eventually pressured Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a momentous victory which the Republican Party has steadily sought to erode.

Philip A Farruggio (2021-07-26). Upside Down America: Billionaire and Political Sharks with No Water. globalresearch.ca . If …

WSWS (2021-07-26). After sellout of ATI strike, what way forward for steelworkers? wsws.org The USW's betrayal of the 106-day strike by ATI workers in Pennsylvania and four other states, which will result in the slashing of hundreds of jobs, demonstrates the role of the union as an arm of corporate management.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Biz Markie, pioneering hip hop entertainer, dies at 57. wsws.org Biz Markie brought a relatably human quality to his records that was amusing and endearing.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Campaign in Banbury reveals solid support for JDE workers. wsws.org Many workers in Banbury critised Unite's sellout deal and spoke of similar attacks on conditions and pay at their own workplaces, especially during the pandemic. Some took bundles of Socialist Equality Party leaflets to give to others.

Andrés Castro (2021-07-26). Except by Balloon Summer of 2021. counterpunch.org Except by Balloon Summer of 2021 Yes, it's been two years since my last physical, Dr. Li. With the pandemic, public transportation the way it is, and being retired, I just ballooned. Grew fat that is: ballooning is on my bucket list— imagine over the Grand Canyon or even Queens. You must have had it

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Students and educators in Greece protest new bill that seeks to corporatize school education. peoplesdispatch.org Educators and trade unions say the bill for "upgrading the school and empowering teachers" is a continuation of policies which have led to structural cutbacks in public education in the country…

Staff (2021-07-26). Delta Strain Detected in Venezuela's Simón Bolívar Airport—7+7 Reopening Plan Continues. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, July 25, President Nicolás Maduro reported the detection of two cases of the Delta strain: "In Venezuela we already have two cases of the Delta strain: an athlete who came to Miranda from Turkey, and the second case of a doctor who lives in Caracas. He came from abroad. Both people are vaccinated." | He mentioned the study about lifting the 7+7 reopening scheme and highlighted that the country is facing a new threat with the Delta and Delta Plus variants. He explained that in Colombia they realized last Saturday that the Delta strain was detected a month and a half ago. | "In Venezuela, without a doubt…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Tunisian president sacks prime minister, suspends parliament. peoplesdispatch.org Tunisia's president Kais Saied fired prime minister Hichem Mechichi amid protests over the government's failure to control the COVID-19 pandemic. The president also suspended the Tunisian parliament and revoked the immunity of members of parliament, adding that he will take over the presidency of the executive authority with assistance of a new prime minister. | Massive protests were held across Tunisia, including in the capital, Tunis, with thousands of Tunisians expressing their frustration and rage at the way the government has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also railed against the government and the…

WSWS (2021-07-26). Flood victims in Ahrweiler: "We are the Baghdad of Germany. Totally bombed, totally destroyed" wsws.org A team of reporters from the World Socialist Web Site visited the area hit by the catastrophe and spoke with those affected about their experiences and their anger at the complete failure of civil protection and any state aid.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Trump steps up fascistic appeals at Arizona rally. wsws.org The ex-president spent the better part of two hours in Arizona denouncing "communists," "socialism" and the "radical left."

teleSUR (2021-07-26). The Tunisian Army Blocks Access to Parliament Building. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Tunisian army blocked access to several lawmakers to the Parliament building after President Kai Said removed Prime Minister Hichem Mechich and cease the Lower House's activities for 30 days for their mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Lower House's Speaker and the Ennahda Islamic party leader Rached Ghannouchi then staged a sit-in to condemn the military action. So far, the cour…

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-26). The Delta Variant is Scary, but it Won't Sink the Economy. cepr.net The Washington Post See article on original site In recent days, major fear has been evident in financial markets and elsewhere that the delta variant of the coronavirus will spread widely and be a considerable impediment to continued economic growth: On Monday, the Dow tumbled 700 points, for example. At least based on trends we've …

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Typhoon in-Fa Lands in East China, Second Landfall Expected. telesurenglish.net Typhoon In-Fa made landfall in east China's Zhejiang Province at noon on Sunday, packing winds of up to 38 meters per second at its center, according to the provincial flood control headquarters. | RELATED: | The typhoon — the sixth of this year — hit land in Putuo District, Zhoushan City, at approximately 12: 30 p.m. Weather authorities have forecast the typhoon will make a second landfall in coastal areas b…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Iraq seeks timeline for US troop withdrawal from the country. peoplesdispatch.org There is increasing pressure on the Iraqi government to act on the presence of foreign troops in the country, particularly since the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the US last year…

_____ (2021-07-26). Global Call On Banks To Stop Financing Fossil Fuels. popularresistance.org To stop the world descending into full climate chaos, the continued burning of fossil fuels must be brought to an end as soon as possible. Even burning all coal, oil, and gas reserves already in production will push global temperature rise far beyond 1.5 ∞C and likely beyond 2 ∞C, the stated goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. This leaves no space for further exploration or extraction, yet many fossil fuel companies plan to vastly expand their operations, posing a true existential threat to people and planet.

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Israel Strikes Gaza and Reduces Palestinian Fishing Zone. telesurenglish.net In retaliation for the launching of incendiary balloons from Palestinian territory over the weekend, Israel reduced the fishing zone authorized to Palestinian people and bombed Gaza early Monday morning. | RELATED: | "Army fighter jets struck a Hamas military base that contained infrastructure and means used for terrorist activities," an Israeli military spokesman said and admitted that the target attacked was next…

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Honduras: Former Lawmaker Echeverria Shot to Death. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, former lawmaker Carolina Echeverria was killed by gunmen who assaulted her residence in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her husband was seriously wounded. | RELATED: | Echeverria, who was a congresswoman from 2006 to 2010, died of gunshot wounds, according to a preliminary report from security forces. Her husband, retired Colonel Andres Urtecho, who is receiving medical care in a private hospital, was wounded in the alleged ro…

Dean Baker (2021-07-26). Inflation as People Experience It and as Economists Measure It. counterpunch.org Suppose that the average amount that people paid for their rent or mortgage fell by 10 percent, but our index for shelter costs in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by the same amount. That may sound nutty, but given the way we measure inflation, that sort of story is possible, even if the size

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Mass protests against Bolsonaro continue in Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of thousands mobilized on July 24 in cities across Brazil to demand an acceleration of the vaccination program and in defense of democracy.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-26). Is There Really Freedom in the Outdoors? ips-dc.org About three months into the pandemic, I found myself standing at the window of my condo near downtown Washington, D.C., cradling my newborn. Outside, the sun was rising. The world seemed plastic. Nothing moved. Absent the usual commotion of honking cars, barking dogs and fast-walking humans, the empty thoroughfare was as quiet as a photograph, yet somehow eerie, as if a black-and-white still of a barren nighttime scene had been colorized and converted into day. … |

Lester Black (2021-07-26). Can Puget Sound's Orca and Salmon Survive Seattle's Dams? globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Peru: Pedro Castillo to Give Up His Salary as President. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Peru's leftist President-elect Pedro Castillo announced that he will give up his lifetime salary as president and hold functions with his pay as an elementary school teacher in order to fight for equality in the Andean country. | RELATED: | "Let's remove the golden wages. I ratify to lead our country's destinies with my salary as a professor", he stressed adding that he will propose to the National Assembly to red…

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-07-26). He's Heavy, He's My Brother. counterpunch.org A joke is a judgement which produces a comic contrast; it has already played a silent part in caricature, but only in judgement does it attain its peculiar form and the free sphere of its unfolding.' — Sigmund Freud, Jokes and Their Relations to the Unconscious (1905) I have long fantasized about starting the world

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (2021-07-26). Video: Epidemiologist Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg Discusses Frauds Behind the H1N1 and Covid-19 Pandemics. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-26). Indiana PepsiCo workers strike continues as union shuts down Frito-Lay workers strike in Kansas. wsws.org Although Frito-Lay is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, neither the BCTGM nor the Teamsters have made any attempt to unite their struggles nor call upon support from the broader workforce of the multinational food conglomerate.

oneworld.press (2021-07-26). The US-German Hybrid War Against Poland Is Intensifying. oneworld.press Poland has come under intensified Hybrid War attack by the US and Germany after its hoped-for Baltic Pipe's construction has been delayed by their Danish ally, the influential Washington Post published a scathing editorial imploring American decision makers to push back against Poland's plans to regain control of a US-owned anti-government broadcaster, and it became official that the US and Germany cut a deal with Russia over Nord Stream II.

Staff (2021-07-26). AMLO Wants OAS Replaced with a Body 'Not a Lackey to Anyone' — President Maduro Agrees (CELAC). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, July 24, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed the creation of a body for regional integration for Latin America and the Caribbean to replace the US-dominated Organization of American States (OAS). He made this comment on the occasion of the commemoration ceremony of 238th anniversary of the birth of the Liberator Simón Bolívar. | "The proposal is neither more nor less than to build something similar to the European Union, but based on our history, our reality and our identities," said López Obrador at the summit of foreign affairs ministers of the Community of Latin American…

Maximilian Werner (2021-07-26). The Futile Search for Rarified Experience. counterpunch.org Oppressed by the constant threat of covid, cabin fever, and, more recently, the freakish summer heat, a few days ago I did what many of my fellow Utahans do and drove north, first to Idaho and then to Montana. Interesting to think that after only five hours I could find myself in such beautiful and

teleSUR (2021-07-26). US Military Will Keep Training Iraqi Forces and Fighting Daesh. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden revealed on Monday that his country ¥s partnership with Iraq will continue in the near future while stressing that the American combat mission would be shifting more toward counterterrorism cooperation. | RELATED: | The United States has about 2,500 troops in Iraq, with its forces deployed in the country for much of the past two decades following the 2003 invasion. Troops were tem…

WSWS (2021-07-26). Over 100 dead in landslides, flooding in the Indian state of Maharashtra. wsws.org For decades, the ruling elites have failed to act upon warnings made by climate scientists and to build infrastructure needed to control disasters, such as floods.

WSWS (2021-07-26). "Red tide" bacteria toxin devastates marine life along Florida's Gulf Coast. wsws.org Scientists have blamed industry and Florida's ultra-right governor for the rapid spread of the harmful toxin, spread by human-induced nutrient pollution in the Tampa Bay area…

WSWS (2021-07-26). This week in history: July 26-August 1. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

Jon Miltimore (2021-07-26). Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca

Grace Western (2021-07-26). Why Trade Policies are a Matter of Racial Equity. counterpunch.org It's no secret that trade policies in the United States have been captured by wealthy, corporate interests that prioritize growing their power and profits at the expense of working people. For generations, working people have seen their jobs, wages, and the promise of economic security disappear. While many workers across the country have experienced the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

Steve Sweeney (2021-07-26). Iraqi elections in doubt as Communist Party becomes latest to boycott October's poll. peoplesworld.org

teleSUR (2021-07-26). The Duque Administration Arrests 134 Colombians. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Defense Minister Diego Molano on Sunday announced the arrest of 134 citizens who had been protesting against President Ivan Duque on the "front line." | RELATED: | "We maintain actions for a safe democracy," Molano said as he reported that the National Police executed those arrests through 34 operations in 18 cities. | Bogota, Cali and Soacha are the cities where the largest number of apprehensions were made. Accord…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). People across the US demand an end to the blockade of Cuba. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-war protesters participated in the nationwide demonstrations against the Biden administration's escalation of tensions with Cuba and the "criminal" sanctions imposed on the island nation…

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-07-26). Russia launches Nauka module to International Space Station. peoplesdispatch.org The 22-ton module was launched atop a Proton-M rocket. The Nauka will not only have research facilities in it but also provide a spare bed for one cosmonaut…

John Buell (2021-07-26). Living on a Newly Unrecognizable Planet. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Germany is a wealthy nation. Its business and political leaders accept the reality of climate change and have made at least modest progress to prepare for and mitigate its effects. How then to respond to such events as a family moving to the roof of their house …

WSWS (2021-07-26). UK-led Carrier Strike Group heads for South China Sea. wsws.org The Carrier Strike Group, with its main warship the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, was launched in May, beginning a 28-week deployment spanning over 26,000 nautical miles.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Germany's grand coalition presses ahead with military rearmament. wsws.org In its last sitting of the legislative session, the parliamentary budgetary committee approved spending for 27 rearmament projects with a total value of close to €20 billion at the end of June.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-26). To Break the Corporate Tax Logjam, Tax Overinflated CEO Pay. ips-dc.org Key players in the Capitol Hill budget debate are deadlocking over the U.S. corporate tax rate. | Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to push that rate up from the current 21 percent to 35 percent, the corporate tax rate before the 2017 Republican tax cuts. President Biden has proposed hiking the current rate to 28 percent. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has set his sweet spot at 25 percent. … |

Ashley Curtin (2021-07-26). Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon. nationofchange.org Venice will no longer allow large cruise ships from entering the Basin of San Marco, the Canal of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal.

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Venezuela Confirms Two Cases of Delta COVID-19 Strain. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro confirmed the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 strain in the Southern nation after two travelers that came from abroad tested positive for it. Both citizens are isolated and receiving treatment. | RELATED: | The first case was a sportsman who arrived in Miranda state from Turkey. The athlete had verified contact with 30 people that have so far tested negative to COVID…

Rima Najjar (2021-07-26). Don't Cry for Lifta: Palestinians Will Endure. globalresearch.ca

Loren Kajikawa (2021-07-26). Music Review: Afro Yaqui Music Collective's 'Maroon Futures'. towardfreedom.org "Maroon Futures" follows in the tradition of so many great and important musicians, tapping into the spirit of jazz artists, including John Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner, Duke Ellington, and Alice Coltrane, among others, who in the 1960s and 1970s were looking to "Third World" cultures for musical and spiritual inspiration.

Paul Dobson (2021-07-26). CONINDUSTRIA: Venezuela's Industry Paralyzed by Fuel Shortages. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has recently tightened its "devastating" sanctions, especially targeting diesel supply and production.

Staff (2021-07-26). Arreaza: Mexico Ensures that CELAC Does Not Meet the Same Fate as UNASUR. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, congratulated Mexico's work as a fundamental part in the functioning of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). | During his speech, Arreaza pointed out that this country has played an important role in creating a space for dialogue. Meanwhile it has prevented CELAC from becoming a hub for the interests of right-wing Latino governments, as happened to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), explained news agency AVN. | "We believe that Mexico has done a great job," Arreaza explained. "In these years of difficulty in the pandemic, we b…

WSWS (2021-07-26). At least 157 New York City summer school classrooms closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. wsws.org The recent cluster of COVID-19 infections in New York City school buildings among children in summer school foretells an even bigger disaster when nearly a million students in the city are forced back to face-to-face learning in September…

Leonardo Fuhrmann (2021-07-26). Under Bolsonaro, Attacks on Amazonians Have Skyrocketed. globalresearch.ca

Nia Imara (2021-07-26). Solidarity with Haiti Will Strengthen the Struggle for Racial Justice Everywhere. progressive.org While reports on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse are silent on the history of the United States' harmful relations with the island nation, solidarity with Haiti is as important as ever.

Moderator (2021-07-26). Our Exploitative Food System Is Killing Farm Workers. scheerpost.com Alex Proimos / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Jill Richardson | OtherWords Two farm workers died during a recent heatwave in Washington and Oregon. While this is outrageous, it's not unusual. Farm workers die in hot weather every year. Part of the reason is climate change — as temperatures soar, outdoor working conditions get deadlier. But another part of the problem is centuries old. The fact is that Europeans…

WSWS (2021-07-26). UK: Sheffield bus drivers support campaign against victimisation of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Initial shock that Unite sided with Metroline against O'Sullivan has given way to anger based on their own experience with the growing collusion between First Group and Unite.

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Tunisians Celebrate Government Dismissal, Parliament Suspension. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, thousands of Tunisians took to the streets to celebrate President Kais Said's decision to dismiss Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend Parliament. Advocates of the existence of an Islamic State, however, denounced the consummation of a constitutional coup d'état. | RELATED: | Although authorities decreed a curfew, citizens took to the streets of Tunis City to celebrate late into the night. One of them ex…

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-26). France's Emmanuel Macron: Vanguard of a "Covid Global Corporate Dictatorship"? globalresearch.ca

Moderator (2021-07-26). Hedges: The Collective Suicide Machine. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The debacle in Afghanistan, which will unravel into chaos with lightning speed over the next few weeks and ensure the return of the Taliban to power, is one more signpost of the end of the American empire. The two decades of combat, the one trillion dollars we spent, the 100,000 troops deployed to subdue Afghanistan, the high-tech gadgets… |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Dispatches from India: The Pegasus Fallout. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the impact of the revelations of Project Pegasus on Indian politics and society, the travails of a tribal community in the State of Tamil Nadu and the impact of successive lockdowns on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir…

_____ (2021-07-26). Families Wait Years For Housing Vouchers Due To Inadequate Funding. popularresistance.org Due to limited program funding, families struggling to afford housing that manage to get off the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher must typically wait for years before receiving a voucher, CBPP analysis of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data shows. Among the 50 largest housing agencies, only two have average wait times of under a year for families that have made it off of the waiting list; the longest have average wait times of up to eight years.

WSWS (2021-07-26). IYSSE (Australia) online meeting: The crisis of capitalism and the resurgence of the working class. wsws.org The meeting, on August 14, will discuss the growing wave of working class struggles internationally, and the role of students and youth in the fight for a socialist perspective within them.

WSWS (2021-07-26). COVID-19 surge explodes Biden's claim of "independence" from pandemic. wsws.org Biden's lying declarations of victory over COVID-19 were aimed at justifying the abandonment of restrictions on the spread of the disease.

Aaron Maté (2021-07-26). Syrian insurgents guilty of 'red line' 2013 sarin chemical attack, study finds. thegrayzone.com A new open-source study concludes that Syrian insurgents carried out the Ghouta sarin chemical attack in August 2013. The explosive findings add to a growing body of public evidence that undermines US-led efforts to blame the Syrian government, which almost led to US military intervention. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands were wounded when sarin rockets hit multiple sites in the Syria area of Ghouta on August 21, 2013. The US and its allies publicly accused the Syrian government …

Newsclick (2021-07-26). Pegasus: Why privacy is crucial for democracy. peoplesdispatch.org The Pegasus spyware scandal has rocked India too with opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, serving ministers, journalists and activists figuring in the list. The government has denied allegations of spying but many questions remain unanswered. Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty looks at some of the dimensions of the issue…

_____ (2021-07-26). UN Food Systems Summit: Here Is Why We Are Boycotting It. popularresistance.org Yet, the organised peasant and indigenous movements from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas that collectively represent most of the world's small-scale food producers have called for a total boycott of this summit. In April this year, scores of scientists, researchers, faculty members, and educators who work in agriculture and food systems, also issued an open call to boycott the event. To understand why social movements and scientists are staying out of a UN-sponsored summit, it is important to know how the world's food system works today.

_____ (2021-07-26). Cleveland MLB Team Renamed The "Guardians" popularresistance.org "I have seen first-hand the harm that mascot names and imagery cause to the self-esteem and self-confidence of our young people. I know only too well what the research proves about the harm the imagery does to them. By selecting a team name and image that reflects a city's shared values and celebrates all its citizens, the Cleveland Guardians have set a welcome and higher standard for how change can be managed by listening to all community members, including all voices in a shared vision, and helping a city, an enterprise, and citizens grow as they move forward."

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Nicaragua Has Had Free Elections Since the Revolution Triumphed. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega recalled that thanks to the Sandinista Revolution the country will hold free elections in November. | RELATED: | "Thanks to our first Constitution, the first free election in Nicaraguan history was held after the triumph of the Revolution. Despite the aggressiveness of the Empire, the people together with the Sandinista National Liberation Front won the first electi…

Will Solomon (2021-07-26). Greenwald Predictably Misrepresents MAGA. counterpunch.org Glenn Greenwald's turn to the right continues in a recent interview with The Spectator, focused on the recent protests in Cuba. The thrust of his argument is that support for American intervention in Cuba is inconsistent with 'America First' principles, and that MAGA supporters consequently ought to oppose American involvement on the island. It is

WSWS (2021-07-26). New Zealand PM aligns with Washington over Indo-Pacific. wsws.org The NZ government has faced increasingly strident demands to fall into line with the US-led build-up to war, regardless of the impact on economic relations with China.

Emily Dindial (2021-07-26). Congress Can Stop This Vicious Cycle of Debt-Based Poverty. aclu.org On any given day across the country, millions of Americans have had their drivers' license suspended — not because of unsafe driving or other safety concerns but because of a government imposed debt they can't afford to pay. | It doesn't have to be this way. State and local governments can and must end taxation by citation — and right now Congress has a chance to help them do it. | The Driving for Opportunity Act, introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), is bipartisan legislation that provides grants to states that do not suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a driver's li…

Philip Wegmann (2021-07-26). Biden Gaffe Renews Questions About COVID Transparency. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-26). Top US General Won't Commit To Ending Afghanistan Airstrikes. popularresistance.org The war in Afghanistan is meant to be effectively over, with the last US troops leaving by the end of August. McKenzie, however, suggests that the US intention to continue to support its partners means that they'll continue to "offer" airstrikes to Afghanistan. McKenzie didn't want to admit to intentions to carry out more airstrikes, but did concede that the US has been stepping up airstrikes, and believes they've had a "good effect" in the fighting.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-07-26). Consciousness And Dysfunction Cannot Coexist. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | ‚ùñ | If you are reading this, it's likely the result of a long and ongoing process where at some point you got very curious about what's going on in the world and managed to punch through the fog of mass media psyops with a mixture of research, logic, and insight. But the fact that you had to do this means everyone is being constantly psychologically assaulted at mass scale by very powerful people. | You never signed up for this. None of us ever signed up to have our minds pummelled with continuous plutocratic psyops working to manipulate the way we p…

WSWS (2021-07-26). Dearborn, Michigan residents languish without government assistance in flooding aftermath. wsws.org Several weeks after floods devastated metro Detroit, and in the midst of another severe weather event, many Dearborn residents have yet to receive federal or insurance assistance for property damage.

Susan O'Donnell (2021-07-26). Will Canada Remain a Credible Nuclear Non-Proliferation Partner? globalresearch.ca

David González M. (2021-07-26). Where Are the Missing Protesters in Colombia? latinorebels.com One of them was Duván Felipe Barros.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-07-26). Menendez Bursts Rubio's Internet Balloons Proposal for Cuba. latinorebels.com "If you have balloons, it has an omnidirectional signal. I know the balloon is there. I know the signal comes down. I block it," said Menendez, who like Rubio, is of Cuban descent.

Thomas Kennedy (2021-07-26). OPINION: DeSantis Keeps Refusing to Prioritize Disasters in Florida. latinorebels.com What is DeSantis doing while this public health disaster unfolds and 38,741 Floridians die so far under his watch? He is selling anti-mask campaign merch.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-26). CDC to Withdraw Emergency Use Authorization for RT PCR Test Because It Cannot Distinguish Between SARS-CoV-2 and the Flu. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-26). President Biden Wants Covid "Misinformants" to be Removed from Social Media Platforms. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-26). "Committing the Truth": Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks. democracynow.org At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, whistleblower Daniel Hale faces at least nine years in prison for leaking classified information about the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program. During his time in the Air Force from 2009 to 2013, Hale worked with the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he helped identify targets for assassination. He later worked as a contractor for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. In March, Hale pleaded guilty to one count of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act for leaking documents exposin…

_____ (2021-07-26). In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak. strategic-culture.org By Brett WILKINS | "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public that it keeps us safe… I began to speak out, believing my participation in the drone program to have been deeply wrong." | Attorneys for drone whistleblower Daniel Hale—who faces sentencing next week after

WSWS (2021-07-26). Letter from drone war whistleblower Daniel Hale to Judge Liam O'Grady. wsws.org Hale wrote the following letter in advance of his sentencing hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, on a guilty plea of one count of violating the Espionage Act.

Ryan Devereaux (2021-07-26). Daniel Hale Makes His Case Against U.S. Assassination Program. zcomm.org With prosecutors seeking a maximum sentence, Hale delivered a powerful handwritten letter describing his motivations to the court…

WSWS (2021-07-26). Drone war whistleblower Daniel Hale remains steadfast as federal prosecutors demand nine-year sentence. wsws.org Hale faces a sentencing hearing on Tuesday following his guilty plea in March on charges of sharing classified information about the US military's drone killing program with journalists.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-26). 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…

Ryan Cristián (2021-07-26). Derrick Broze Interview — Ginkgo BioWorks & The Future Of Bioengineered "Healthcare" thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is Derrick Broze, here to discuss a company named Ginkgo Bioworks; what it's ostensibly aimed at accomplishing, who it's connected to, and what this may show us about the future being built around us. (www.rokfin.com/TLAVagabond) (odysee.com/@TLAVagabond: 5) (www.bitchute.com/channel/24yVcta8zEjY/) Click HERE For Super U Source Links: www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/ginkgo-b… www.modernatx.com/mrna-technology/mrna-p… www.modernatx.com/modernas-work-potentia…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Andrew Chuter (2021-07-26). Great Britain Has a Total of 6 Destroyers. 5 Are Out of Action. anti-empire.com Five of the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers are unavailable for deployment, leaving just one warship in the class capable of operations, defense procurement minister Jeremy Quin acknowledged this week. | Four of the Type 45s currently unavailable are in various stages of maintenance or upgrade. The remaining warship out of action, HMS Diamond, ran into technical problems earlier this month while escorting a Royal Navy—led carrier strike group on a deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. | The one operational destroyer in the fleet, HMS Defender, is helping provide air defense cover to the aircraft carrier HM…

Donovan Cleckley (2021-07-26). The Despisers of the Earth. dissidentvoice.org "Knowledge of death helps us also to find a good road," Jack D. Forbes tells us, "because perhaps it can bring us to deep considerations of our place in nature." I recall this reflection Forbes makes, among other revelations, in his 1978 book Columbus and Other Cannibals, now, rather queerly, in relation to the environmental …

Editor (2021-07-26). Nicaragua's Sandinistas battle 'diabolical' U.S. empire and poverty on 42nd anniversary of revolution. mronline.org 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 U.S. "empire that wants to dominate all countries," and Vice President Murillo declares poverty an imperialist "crime against humanity."

Euan Lynch (2021-07-26). Be Careful What You Tweet For (part 3). ukhumanrightsblog.com Forstater v CGD Europe & Others [2019] UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the belief that biological sex is immutable is a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. Maya Forstater (the "Claimant") holds gender-critical beliefs: that biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity. She …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Ukraine Needs To Develop Its Own Resources After Nord Stream 2 Launches: Saakashvili. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | After the launch of Nord Stream 2, Ukraine must begin to develop its own resources, said the head of the executive committee of the National Council of Reforms, former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel. | It is his belief that it is unlikely that the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine will continue after the gas pipeline is put into operation."The fact that the geopolitical importance of Ukraine will decrease after the start of…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Military Situation In Syria On July 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 25, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On July 25, SDF/YPG artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Afrin city | On July 25, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Kabani area | On July 25, Syrian air defense systems destroyed two missiles fired…

Heather Digby Parton (2021-07-26). The Big Lie Promises to Be a Centerpiece of the GOP's 2022 Election Strategy. truthout.org Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a huge indoor rally in Arizona, called "Rally to Protect Our Elections," which in all likelihood will end up being a super-spreader event since so many of his followers are anti-vaccine and anti-mask. They showed up in great numbers, dressed in their flamboyant MAGA gear, excited and thrilled to be in the presence of their leader. | #COVID19 cases. — Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN)

CJ Hopkins (2021-07-26). Make the Red Triangle Nazis Used to Mark Their Political Enemies. Put "Unvaccinated" in the Center. Wear It in Public. anti-empire.com Editor's note: I think Hopkins has a very interesting and valuable idea here. We would definitely benefit from a visual identifier (aside from not wearing a face diaper) to stand out from the virus cultists in human skin. | But there is also something pathetic about making that identifier a concentration camp chest badge, and something lame — as well as futile — about the strategy being to parade our victimhood so as to appeal to the "better nature" of the insectoid New Normals. | The identifier has to be something that is dignified and cool. Rattling the bugs is all good, but it can't be done from a…

Nan McCurdy (2021-07-26). Evo Morales Denounces New US-Led Operation Condor. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy and Nora McCurdy — Jul 19, 2021 | Plan follows precedent of 1970s state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists. | The victims included dissidents and leftists, union and peasant leaders, priests and nuns, students and teachers, intellectuals…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Military Situation In Yemen On July 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 302 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On July 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrike on the Rahbah district | On July 26, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Rahbah district | On July 26, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-…

Reina Sultan (2021-07-26). Say Your Prayers, Conservatives! Prison Abolitionists Are Reclaiming Faith. truthout.org Being religious is often conflated with being conservative, but there are radical change-makers on the left who are combating systemic issues every day as part of their faith. One such issue is

Staff (2021-07-26). Children in the Philippines Have Been Banned From Exiting Their Homes for 68 of the Last 70 Weeks. anti-empire.com The COVID cult demands its pound of flesh. To appease the mind virus freaks children in the Philippines have been technically banned from exiting their doorway for 1 year and 4 months now. As soon as the ban was lifted earlier this month it was

Tom O'Connor (2021-07-26). China Backs Cuba in Saying US Should Apply Sanctions to Itself. anti-empire.com China has supported Cuba's argument that the United States should consider applying sanctions to itself for alleged human rights abuses before taking on other countries. | Speaking Friday at a press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian asserted that his country "firmly supports the efforts of the Cuban government and people to maintain social stability" as President The latest measures, unveiled Thursd…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Iraqi Prime Minister Visits Washington In Hopes Of U.S. Troop Withdrawal. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 26th, US President Joe Biden will host Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. | This is the latest step in weeks of "strategic dialogue" over the future of US troops in Iraq, attacks by Iran-aligned groups, and fears of a resurgence of ISIS. | At the top of the agenda for al-Kadhimi, the former director of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service who became prime minister in May 2020, will be attaining a final timeline for the withdrawal of US "combat" troops, a category that t…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Resistance Groups Will Continue To Target U.S. Regardless Of Capacity Of Presence In Iraq: Al-Nujaba Movement. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 26th, a spokesman for Iraq's Al-Nujaba movement, a part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) said the "resistance forces" will continue to target American forces regardless of their name being changed from combat forces to trainers and advisers."Regarding the US military's presence, names and titles do not matter, and they will still be targets for the weapons of resistance under any title or attribute," Nasr al-Shammari said in an interview with Lebano…

Peter C. Earle (2021-07-26). Harvesting the Sickening Fruit of Lockdowns: US Saw 20,000 Extra Overdose Deaths in 2020 Alone. anti-empire.com According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020. That's an all-time high, and the steepest year-over-year increase in thirty years. By way of comparison just over 72,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2019. | Some 57,000 of those overdose deaths are estimated to have come from the use of opioids. Cocaine and methamphetamine overdose deaths expanded as well. But it's not only that drug use (and abuse) rose: as stay-at-home orders were imposed, ongoing counseling, outpatient addiction therapies, and other forms of treatment were interrupted. Opioids have a notorious…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-26). The 'Incomplete' Map That Has China Fuming At NBC's Olympic Coverage. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published at A mere two days into the Tokyo Summer Olympic games and geopolitical controversy centering on China has already erupted. Beijing has angrily denounced major US network NBC for displaying an "incomplete" map of the country, slamming it as the news channels attempt to "play political tricks" which has resulted in 'hur…

Kay Whitlock (2021-07-26). Policing "Hate" Supposedly Protects People — But It Really Fuels More Violence. truthout.org "Hate" may be a real feeling, but it's a distorting and inaccurate diagnosis for the never-ending violence routinely inflicted on Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, trans, queer, disabled, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, and other marginalized communities. To fully grasp the wrongheadedness of the diagnosis and its consequences, we must look at the political sleight of hand embedded in the hate frame. | "Hate frame" here refers to a conceptual path intended to shape public understanding of an issue [mdash…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 25, US aircraft attacked Taliban positions near Kandahar city | On July 26, clashes between Afghan Army and Taliban continued on the west and south of Kandahar city | 1,659 civilians were killed and 3,524 were wounded in the first half of 2021 in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan | 89 Taliban militants were killed and 82 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Kunar, Kandahar, Herat, Farah, Faryab,…

John Peter Daly (2021-07-26). Film review: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. liberationnews.org The documentary tells the story of how the interactions in the summer of 1972 at Camp Jened, a camp for disabled teens in the Catskills, New York, helped build the militant grass roots disability rights movement.

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-26). Republicans Jeopardize Monday's Infrastructure Deadline With More Demands. truthout.org Republicans Republicans in the bipartisan group objected to Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-New York) filing t…

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (2021-07-26). The Cost of Lockdowns May Be as High as 5 Million Deaths in India Alone. And Rising. anti-empire.com A The report is impressive in its data and methods, but the interpretation the authors provided is not. They argued that the increased excess dea…

Byul Ryanim (2021-07-26). The Weekly Round-Up: Freedom Day, Tokyo 2020 and the Judicial Review and Courts Bill. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Monday was England's so-called 'Freedom Day', with the final coronavirus restrictions lifted. This means nightclubs can reopen; bars are no longer table service only; there are no more limits on attendee numbers at large events; and it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in public spaces, although the recommendation to …

The Times of Israel (2021-07-26). Supposedly Russia Is Moving to Limit Israeli Strikes on Syria. anti-empire.com Russia has "run out of patience" with Israel in Syria and is planning a shift in its policies toward Israeli sorties over the country, according to an unconfirmed report on Saturday. | The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat cited an unnamed "well-informed" Russian source as saying that following talks with Washington, Moscow had got the impression that "Washington does not welcome the continuous Israeli raids," and thus believes it has the freedom to act more aggressively to thwart them. | In light of this, the Russians were now supplying Syrian forces with more advanced anti-missile systems and know-h…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-26). In Video: Liwa al-Tha'arin Confirmed Recent Drone Attack On U.S. Base In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On July 25, a newly-founded group calling itself Liwa al-Tha'arin [the Rebel Brigade] published a video showing The attack took place on July 23 and targeted the second largest U.S. base in Iraq with a Murad-4 drone. According to the Sabereen News channel on Telegram,…

Editor (2021-07-26). Lil Nas X launched a Bail Fund project with 'Industry Baby' but sure, stay mad at him for being naked in a music video. mronline.org In addition to implementing mutual aid to fight mass incarceration, Lil Nas X's 'controversial' visuals are inspiring young queer Black boys to be free.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-26). U.S. To Continue Airstrikes On Taliban In Support Of Afghan's Army: Gen. McKenzie. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: In the week ending on July 25th, US accelerated its air campaign against the Taliban, as a sort of farewell gift. | The latest one took place on July 25th, against Taliban fighters near Kandahar city.On the same day, General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Army Central Command…

Amy Goodman (2021-07-26). Civil Rights Leader, Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @SNCC60th | We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democrac…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-07-26). Cheney and Kinzinger Are Bad — But I Hope They Bring the Fire on 1/6 Committee. truthout.org The House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol Building, which was undertaken live on television on January 6, 2021 by Donald Trump devotees, opens for business tomorrow. There will be no penalties levied at the end of these hearings, no punishments doled out. The point of the exercise is simplicity itself: This happened, it happened in this way, here is who bore the brunt, there is who bears the stain of final responsibility, and this is what must happen going forward if…

Staff (2021-07-26). Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves: "3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop COVID and Save Lives" democracynow.org Six months into the Biden administration, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and around the world, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. Meanwhile, as vaccinations stall in the United States, much of the world is still "desperate" for COVID-19 vaccines, says Yale epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves. "We should be exporting vaccines rather than sitting on them and hoarding them," he says. "If we don't stop the virus all around the world, we're not going to stop it anywhere."

Staff (2021-07-26). Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project. democracynow.org We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democracy Now! in 2009, on the first day of the Obama presidency, recalling the 1964 fight for Black representation within the Democrati…

Staff (2021-07-26). #BoycottPuma campaign in Toulouse fights corporate complicity in Israeli apartheid. samidoun.net On Friday, 23 July, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of the Samidoun Network, organized a Palestine Stand in Toulouse, France, at the Bagatelle market. The stand took place as part of the international campaign to boycott athletic wear manufacturer Puma due to its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Federation. üáµüá∏ En direct du marché de Bagatelle à Toulouse, nouveau Stand Palestine afin de promouvoir la campagne #BoycottPuma tant que cette entreprise sera sponsor des équipes de football de l'apartheid israélien ! #BoycottIsrael pic.twitt…

Jake Johnson (2021-07-26). Florida Accounts for 1 in 5 New COVID Cases as DeSantis Sells Anti-Fauci Shirts. truthout.org The state of Florida now accounts for one in five new coronavirus infections in the United States, making it the nation's most alarming hot spot as the highly transmissible Delta strain rips through undervaccinated communities and drives a surge in hospitalizations. | According to

Doctors for Covid Ethics (2021-07-26). °Yo acuso! Las "vacunas" están matando personas. Los Gobiernos de todo el mundo le están mintiendo a usted, a la gente a la que supuestamente sirven. globalizacion.ca Carta abierta urgente para la información de: | Todos los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea (UE), el Espacio Económico Europeo (EEE) y Suiza | Todos los ciudadanos del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte (Reino Unido) | Todos los ciudadanos…

_____ (2021-07-26). The 'Harm Reduction' President Keeps Killing People. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | * * * | The "harm reduction" president just * * * | As total mass media blackouts on important news stories…

Juan Cole (2021-07-26). Tunisia's President just made the kind of Coup Trump and US Republicans plotted (and are plotting) Against President Biden. zcomm.org Americans should realize how close Washington, D.C. came to looking like today's Tunis…

Kayleigh Skinner (2021-07-26). 'May his light continue to guide us': Civil rights leader Bob Moses dies at 86. zcomm.org "So may his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws. His example is more important now than ever…Rest in power Bob."

_____ (2021-07-26). Advocates Condemn Biden Plan to Send 4,000 Inmates Back to Prison After Pandemic. commondreams.org "May his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws."

_____ (2021-07-26). House Dems Ask ExxonMobil Lobbyist to Testify About Climate Misinformation. commondreams.org "COP26 negotiators: take note."

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-07-26). Saturday 8/14: Envision & Enact: Community Thriving. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Haymarket Books (2021-07-26). Tuesday 7/27: Counting Crime: Racial Politics of Crime Data and How It's Used. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Peter Maiden (2021-07-26). 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.

Scott Sherman (2021-07-26). The Rescue of the New York Public Library. thenation.com The Rescue of the New York Public Library…

Red Road to DC (2021-07-26). 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.

Jennifer S. Lees, Frederick Ho, Solange Parra-Soto, Carlos Celis-Morales, Paul Welsh, Michael K. Sullivan, Bhautesh D. Jani, Naveed Sattar, Ninian N. Lang, Jill P. Pell, Angela C. Webster, Patrick B. Mark (2021-07-26). [Research Paper] Kidney function and cancer risk: An analysis using creatinine and cystatin C in a cohort study. thelancet.com Excess risk of cancer incidence and cancer death is more readily captured in early chronic kidney disease by eGFRcys than by current measures. The association between kidney function, uACR and cancer death in particular is concerning and warrants further scrutiny.

Mordechai Sones (2021-07-26). 'Unnecessary, Misleading, Catastrophic': Senior European Physicians Co-author Expert Statement on COVID Vaccine for Children. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Margaret Burnham (2021-07-26). Remembering Bob Moses, 1935—2021. thenation.com Remembering Bob Moses, 1935—2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

_____ (2021-07-26). The Olympic Event We Need: A Race To See Where People Live the Longest. commondreams.org "As a candidate, Mr. Biden said he recognized the problems and injustices of mass incarceration, and he promised to reduce the federal prison population," wrote the Washington Post editorial board. "Here is a chance for him to keep that promise."

Rachel Evans (2021-07-26). Anti-lockdown rallies: far-right capitalises on inadequate pandemic support. greenleft.org.au The significant numbers at the July 24 anti-lockdown protests are a symptom of the failure of federal and state governments to put the health and safety of communities before corporate profits, argues Rachel Evans.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Oakland Greens (2021-07-26). Sunday 8/29: Racism, Sexism, Hetro-Sexism within the Poly, CNM, Kink community. indybay.org Virtual ZOOM Event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Dean Baker (2021-07-26). Will Dr. Fauci's "Prototype" Vaccines Be Given to Pfizer and Moderna So that We Can Complain About Technology Creating Inequality? cepr.net The New York Times had an article about how Dr. Fauci wants the government to spend several billion dollars developing what he calls "prototype" vaccines. According to the article, the idea is that the vaccine would be developed against a family of viruses. In principle, they could then be quickly modified to protect against specific …

Uhuru Solidarity Oakland (2021-07-26). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Project Censored (2021-07-26). Deep Fake Politics- Historiography of the Cold War, the Clandestine State, and Political Economy of US Hegemony with Aaron Good. projectcensored.org Mickey's guest for the hour is political scientist Aaron Good. Good recently completed a critique of the latest BBC documentary from Adam Curtis ("Can't Get You Out of My Head"),…

Allan Fisher (2021-07-26). Saturday 7/24: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets; Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-07-26). As Climate Emergency Batters World, Scientists Meet to Finalize Key Report Ahead of COP26. commondreams.org What better way to help Americans understand that inequality is killing us.

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Cuba Receives 88 Ton Shipment of Humanitarian Aid from Russia. telesurenglish.net The Russian freighters carried a cargo of 88.8 tons with superior quality wheat flour, one million disposable face masks, cans of canned food, and first-class refined sunflower oil, confirmed officials of the Russian embassy in Cuba. | RELATED: | During the reception ceremony, the Cuban Minister of Domestic Trade, Betsy Díaz, thanked the Russian government for the gesture on behalf of the people, the Party, and the island's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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 (2021-07-26). 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,…

Newsclick (2021-07-26). Can the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bring Russia and Europe closer? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the importance of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany. He explains the economic significance of the pipeline, why Ukraine is opposed to it, and the prospects for greater cooperation between Russia and European countries once it begins functioning.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

_____ (2021-07-26). DeSantis Under Fire as Florida Now Accounts for 1 in 5 New US Covid Cases. commondreams.org Many see COP26 as our last, best chance to prevent global temperatures from spiraling out of control.

repost (2021-07-26). 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/

_____ (2021-07-26). It's Time for an Urgent Intervention in the Food System Ruining Our Climate. commondreams.org "The United States has now become one of those countries where environmental advocates are attacked, put in jail, or even murdered for doing their jobs successfully."

Keeping Track (2021-07-26). 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-…

John Feffer (2021-07-26). We'd Better Control Machines Before They Control Us. counterpunch.org My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where to turn has replaced passenger-seat navigators, maps, even traffic

_____ (2021-07-26). The Privacy Debate Reveals How Big Tech's "Transparency and User Control" Arguments Fall Flat. commondreams.org "Where things go from there is uncertain, but so far there is no credible pathway to compromise and peace."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

Dan Roberts (2021-07-26). The Shortwave Report 07/23/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-26). 2021 Proposed American River National Heritage Area (1840-1875). indybay.org January 20, 2021 President Biden issued Executive Order #13985 – Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government – Federal Oversite essential to preserve the authentic legacy along the American River Parkway…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-07-26). Venezuela — Siempre Chávez. globalizacion.ca I | El próximo miércoles 28 de julio, las venezolanas y los venezolanos conmemoraremos el aniversario 67 del natalicio del Comandante Hugo Chávez; una fecha de especial significación para nuestro Pueblo y otros Pueblos del mundo, que reconocen los importantes aportes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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: …

Likely (2021-07-26). America's (Likely) Violent Future. commondreams.org "For decades, the fossil fuel industry and its allies have used the same tactics as the tobacco industry to spread denial and doubt about the harm of its products," the letter states.

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-26). US Lawmakers Demand $34 Billion for Global Vaccine Equity Funding. zcomm.org "No investment in the fight against Covid-19 is more urgent and cost-effective now than an investment in getting the world vaccinated as quickly as possible."

_____ (2021-07-26). Climate Crisis Will Bring More Record-Smashing Heat Waves in Coming Decades, Study Says. commondreams.org

Pedro Santana Rodríguez (2021-07-26). Un programa de transición democrática para Colombia. globalizacion.ca Los desencuentros y contradicciones entre el centro político que se agrupa alrededor de la propuesta de la Coalición de la Esperanza en que confluyen sectores de los precandidatos Sergio Fajardo, Humberto de la Calle, Juan Manuel Galán, Juan Fernando Cristo,…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-26). 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.

_____ (2021-07-26). 'A Race Against Time': Doctors Without Borders Implores Rich Nations to Stop Stalling Patent Waiver. commondreams.org "The decisions nations make in the next few months will likely determine whether we will or will not ultimately limit global temperature rise at 1.5 ∞C," said the U.N.'s climate chief.

testimony from Renotta Young (2021-07-26). 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…

_____ (2021-07-26). Nicaragua's Sandinistas Battle 'Diabolical' US Empire And Poverty. popularresistance.org 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."

John Feffer (2021-07-26). How Do We Prepare for an AI Future? thenation.com How Do We Prepare for an AI Future?

_____ (2021-07-26). Tributes Pour in for Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses, Dead at 86. commondreams.org "No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come," Victor Hugo once said. The time for the Farm System Reform Act is now. We can't afford to continue the downward spiral from an unsustainable food system. Here's how we must change it.

Dave Lindorff (2021-07-26). Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas. thenation.com Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas…

Justice for Gerardo (2021-07-26). 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…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-07-26). Penuria infantil en un mundo desigual. globalizacion.ca Los problemas que ha conllevado para los países en vías de desarrollo la extensión y proliferación de la pandemia de coronavirus se pueden catalogar de graves, sobre todo para los menores de edad que pertenecen a los sectores más pobres…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). 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…

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