Daily Archives: July 29, 2021

2021-07-29: News Headlines

Brian Berletic (2021-07-29). US Fingerprints on Terrorism Aimed at China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. asia-pacificresearch.com

John Peter Daly (2021-07-29). Breaking: David Wade prison guards violently retaliate against hunger strikers. liberationnews.org Families report that brutal retaliation has escalated against hunger strikers…

Staff (2021-07-29). Foreign Minister of Cuba Celebrates Suspension of OAS Meeting. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, July 28, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodríguez celebrated the decision by the majority of member nations of the Organization of American States (OAS) to refuse to hold a permanent session called to discuss the "situation" on the island. | "The representative government of Cuba defeated the anti-Cuban maneuver in the OAS," wrote Rodríguez on Twitter. "The rejection by a majority of member states forced the suspension of the Permanent Council." Rodríguez thanked the countries "that defended Latin American and Caribbean dignity." | The Permanent Council of the OAS, the organization's execut…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-29). Israel is determined to Criminalize Boycott Movement, but Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream struck a blow for First Amendment. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — Ben & Jerry's decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to Palestinian efforts, which ultimately aim at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war crimes. By responding to the Palestinian call for boycotting apartheid Israel, the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-29). Israeli forces kill a 12-year-old boy in the occupied Palestinian territory. peoplesdispatch.org This was the third such killing by the Israeli forces in less than a week in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces have killed at least 75 Palestinian children this year already…

oneworld.press (2021-07-29). The West Is Pressuring Poland & Russia Due To Their Conservative-Nationalist Values. oneworld.press Historical rivals Poland and Russia have curiously found themselves in the same position vis-a-vis the West after Warsaw recently came under intense Western Hybrid War pressure due to its conservative-nationalist values, which are actually the real driving force behind the similar Western campaign against Moscow too.

Andrew Wright (2021-07-29). Detroit's Proposal P would shift money from police surveillance to people's needs. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—The people of Detroit head back to the polls on Aug. 3rd, and the most important outcome of this election is whether or not Proposal P will pass. This measure would make revisions to the city's charter that directly benefit Detroit residents, especially regarding access to clean water, reparations to citizens who have been overtaxed, and …

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Comicomment: Is mute Fort Detrick 'innocent'?>. ecns.cn It is not up to the U.S. itself to decide whether the Fort Detrick laboratory is "clean."

Sameena Rahman (2021-07-29). Does U.S. pledge to cease "combat operations" in Iraq really mean the end of occupation? liberationnews.org Questions remain about the details of this agreement, including to what extent it will actually end U.S. involvement in the country.

John Peter Daly (2021-07-29). Breaking: David Wade Prison Guards retaliate against hunger strikers. liberationnews.org Families report that retaliation has escalated against hunger strikers.

The Conversation (2021-07-29). More livestock, more carbon dioxide, less ice: the Climate Crisis is Worsening despite Politicians' "Commitments" juancole.com By Thomas Newsome, Christopher Wolf, and William Ripple | ( The Conversation) — Back in 2019, more than 11,000 scientists declared a global climate emergency. They established a comprehensive set of vital signs that impact or reflect the planet's health, such as forest loss, fossil fuel subsidies, glacier thickness, ocean acidity and surface temperature. In …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-29). Mexico president blasts 'inhumane' US sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has scoffed at the notion that Mexico should honor a US-imposed embargo on Cuba, as his country sends aid to the island in defiance of Washington's suffocating economic bans.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-29). Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law. peoplesdispatch.org Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit "in Israel's violations of Palestinian human rights"

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-29). The Great Contest of Our Time Is between Humanity and Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org Uttam Ghosh (India), Let Cuba Live, 2021. On 23 July 2021, a full-page appeal appeared in the New York Times calling on United States President Joe Biden to withdraw the vindictive US blockade against Cuba. As that appeal went to press, I spoke to Chinese journalist Lu Yuanzhi of Global Times (GT). The remainder of …

Gloria Rubac (2021-07-29). Federal Judge Rules DACA is illegal. workers.org Norma Gonzales, United We Dream Texas, lead organizer speaking at rally in Houston, July 19. In a slap in the face to hundreds of thousands of immigrants, a federal judge in Houston ruled July 16 that President Barack Obama had no authority to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . . . |

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-29). Duque Expels German Journalist Covering Protests in Colombia—Target of Paramilitary Violence. orinocotribune.com Rebecca Linda Marlene Sprà∂sser, a German doing journalist work who reported from the frontlines in Cali, Colombia, during the national strike and demonstrations, will return to her native country in the next few hours after an expulsion order issued by Colombian migration officials. The decision of Ivan Duque's government has been harshly criticized on social media networks. Through her social media account on Instagram and Facebook, the journalist had reported on the details of widespread demonstrations by the anti-government movement, now entering their fourth month despite brutal police repression and do…

Juan Cole (2021-07-29). Yemen and the Prophet Muhammad: Abdulrahman al-Eryani interviews Juan Cole. juancole.com Abdulrahman al-Eryani interviewed me on his InBoundTalk show on YouTube (link below) about my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon InboundTalk: Abdulrahman Al-Eryani interviews Juan Cole on his book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash …

Michael F. Brown (2021-07-29). First Amendment gets frozen out as US politicians threaten to lick Ben & Jerry's. electronicintifada.net Allies of Israel choose illegal settlements over ending the occupation and equal rights for Palestinians.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-29). Senate OKs Biden NLRB picks, giving board pro-worker majority. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —By virtually identical almost party-line votes, the Senate confirmed Democratic President Joe Biden's two remaining National Labor Relations Board nominees, pro-worker labor lawyers David Prouty and Gwynne Wilcox. When they take their seats in late August, Prouty and Wilcox will replace two right-wing Donald Trump-named GOP board members, giving Democrats the 3-2 board majority. …

Gillian Flaccus, Nathan Howard (2021-07-29). 'Struggling to survive': Wells dry up amid Oregon water woes. peoplesworld.org MALIN, Ore. (AP) — Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home's well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and desperately waiting for a local well-drilling company to …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-07-29). US Sanctions Against Syria Fuelling Extremism and Radicalization. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Syria warns that Tunisia may be Turkey's next war front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Syrian Arab News Agency. The Turkish press is full of "preparatory" reports laying the groundwork for military intervention in Tunisia: here and here and here. This is as Turkey grows more aggressive by the day in Cyprus, Syria, Libya, Iraq, the South Caucasus and the Black Sea/Ukraine. Syria strongly condemns Turkish regime's interference …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Turkish occupation forces continue to shell Syrian villages. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish occupation, its mercenaries target villages in Aleppo countryside Edited by RR Local sources told a SANA [Syrian Arab News Agency] reporter that the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on Thursday attacked with rocket and artillery shells the villages of Tal Madiq, Abin, A'aqibah, Deir Jamal, Tal Rifaat and al-Shahba dam in the northern countryside. …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-07-29). Creating a democratically run economy: lessons from World War II price control struggles*. mronline.org Many activists in the United States are working to build a movement for a Green New Deal transformation of the economy. Not surprisingly, a growing number look to the World War II conversion of the U.S. economy from civilian to military production for inspiration and policy ideas.

Fidel Castro (2021-07-29). Fidel on the 'battle of ideas'. workers.org Amilcar Cabral, one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders, and Fidel Castro together at the 1966 Tricontinental Conference in Havana, which focused on common goals of resistance to colonialism and imperialism and the establishment of an alliance across colonial national boundaries. These slightly edited excerpts are from a speech given by . . . |

Eileen Whitehead (2021-07-29). What U.S. imperialism is up to in Africa while no one's watching. peoplesworld.org It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa. It's as though the continent is completely off the media's radar, yet what is happening there will have consequences for the whole world. The reason why this region is subjected to so much political meddling needs to be understood. The …

Editor (2021-07-29). Andreas Malm: 'Because Nothing Else Has Worked'. mronline.org Property violence kills no one. And yet, to say it again, I'm not today advocating property violence. I am, on the other hand, advocating a discussion of it. – Thomas Neuburger…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-07-29). Neo-Liberalism and the extreme Right. mronline.org Georgi Dimitrov, president of the Communist International, had, at its Seventh Congress, characterised a fascist State as the "open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary section of finance capital"

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-07-29). California Poor People's Campaign pushes Sen. Feinstein on filibuster. peoplesworld.org SAN FRANCISCO — Their voices rang out as they gathered at the foot of the towering office building in the heart of downtown, singing new words to the iconic labor and civil rights anthem, Which Side Are You On? "We're outside, Dianne Feinstein, our voices loud and clear: Voting rights are what we need, we …

Editor (2021-07-29). They all scream over Ben & Jerry's not selling ice cream on the West Bank. mronline.org Ben & Jerry's decision to halt its operations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in Jerusalem has pro-Israel editors working overtime.

The Socialist Program (2021-07-29). China's Foreign Policy Part 7, 2011-2021: US "Pivots to Asia" and Xi Jinping Takes the Reins. liberationnews.org During the Obama administration, US imperialism adopts the "Pivot to Asia" strategy and makes China its top target. At the same time, Xi Jinping becomes China's president and navigates China's rise.

Staff (2021-07-29). Mexico Discloses Contracts Linked to Israeli Company NSO Group Signed by Previous Governments (Pegasus). orinocotribune.com The Mexican Government delivered to the Attorney General's Office (FGR) 31 contracts signed with companies linked to the Israeli company NSO Group, amounting to $61 million, for the acquisition of spy equipment and software in order to tap the phones of opposition leaders. "The impact on public coffers amounts to 1.97 billion pesos, a little more than $61 million, for the acquisition of software, hardware, databases, platforms, licenses, and maintenance of the contracts," explained the Secretary of Public Safety, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, at the presidency's morning press conference. | With the equipment and software…

Editor (2021-07-29). 'Karl Marx's Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy' (2017). mronline.org This guide is designed to help understand the central ideas in Kohei Saito, Karl Marx's Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy. New York: Monthly Review, (2017)…

ecns.cn (2021-07-29). Any form of U.S. military contact with China's Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn A State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of military contact between the United States and China's Taiwan region.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Columnist calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin-tracing. ecns.cn A Tanzanian columnist has called for depoliticizing COVID-19, saying politics should not in any way influence scientific inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Tiktok vows to strengthen data security. ecns.cn As part of efforts to strengthen its global data security, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has opened its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin, Ireland, to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UN envoy: 'Political manipulation' won't defeat pandemic. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected "false information" from the United States on the coronavirus' origin, saying that "political manipulation is unpopular, cannot defeat the pandemic and is doomed to failure".

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Geo-political rivalry blocks global coronavirus cooperation, says Bangladeshi official. ecns.cn A senior Bangladeshi official has said that labelling COVID-19 as a Chinese virus is "very unfortunate" and that geo-political rivalry is "engulfing" global efforts to fight the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). China-U.S. relationship at 'new critical juncture': new Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship "has once again come to a new critical juncture, facing not only many difficulties and challenges but also great opportunities and potentials."

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Science should prevail in origin-tracing of COVID-19, say Nepali experts. ecns.cn Efforts to probe the origin of COVID-19 could be hamstrung by the politicization of the issue, with a conspiracy theory about lab leaks taking precedence over a scientific conclusion.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan axis: last year Karabakh, this year…. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Afghanistan, Kashmir, the Russian North Caucasus (Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia) and Crimea, Cyprus, Greek islands in the Aegean, perhaps someday China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. President Ilham Aliyev receives delegation led by Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Congratulating the President on the Victory in the 44-day Patriotic War, the Speaker of the National Assembly [of Pakistan] …

WSWS (2021-07-29). Over 100 children died from COVID-19 in Indonesia each week in July. wsws.org Coinciding with a catastrophic surge of cases and deaths in Indonesia has been a disturbing rise in hospitalizations and deaths among children, upending previous data that found that children infected with the virus face lower rates of mortality.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Millions of lives in danger as COVID-19 spreads across South Asia. wsws.org The main responsibility lies with capitalist governments, who keep the economy open to guarantee big business profits, despite warnings from medical experts.

Fight Back (2021-07-29). Milwaukee judge rules probable cause to charge killer cop Joseph Mensah in murder of Jay Anderson, Jr. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the morning of July 28, nearly 50 community members gathered outside a limited capacity courtroom in downtown Milwaukee to await the verdict in a special John Doe hearing. The case being determined was an old one: the June 23, 2016 police murder of Jay Anderson, Jr. | After the initial investigation of the murder, Anderson's killer, former Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah, was cleared of all wrongdoing by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Anderson was Mensah's second victim, and he would go on to murder 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February 2020. | This time, Milwaukee County…

_____ (2021-07-29). Union Hopes High As Chileans Rewrite Anti-Labor Constitution. popularresistance.org Following a November 2020 referendum in which 80 percent of voters supported a new constitution, 155 constitutional delegates were elected in May to design the legal and political framework for the country's future. Independent candidates, mostly of the left and center-left, received almost one-third of the seats. Seventeen seats were reserved for indigenous groups for the first time, and gender parity at the constitutional convention was guaranteed following the passage of a March 2020 law. All told, pro-reform candidates won 60 percent of seats.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Fed maintains money flow to Wall Street. wsws.org According to one asset management chief, Fed chair Jerome Powell could not have been more "dovish" or more "accommodative to the stock market."

_____ (2021-07-29). The Incalculable Cost Of Cheap Chicken. popularresistance.org The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of chicken meat annually—or 8 billion chickens a year, nationwide. It should come as no surprise then that as the pandemic unfurled across the United States a year ago, poultry disappeared from store shelves as panic-stricken Americans hoarded food in response to reported shortages. While Americans turned to cooking during unprecedented times, there was a human cost for this comfort.

Megan Sherman (2021-07-29). Julian Assange: Secrets, Sedition and the State. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-29). Biden promotes economic nationalism and union-management collaboration at Mack-Volvo plant in Pennsylvania. wsws.org In remarks, Biden touted economic nationalism and competition against China as well as the corporate solidarity between workers and the corporation.

_____ (2021-07-29). Communique On Brutal NYPD Eviction Of Mutual Aid Hub. popularresistance.org "On Saturday, the super again sent the NYPD to our doorstep. That morning, six people put their bodies on the line to defend The Gym. We put out calls in our networks and on social media in the morning; by the afternoon, dozens of community members had gathered to do the same. The NYPD responded to this show of solidarity with a horrific crackdown that put one comrade in the hospital, 14 in jail, and injured many others. The footage is so brutal that elected officials are now calling for an investigation into the violence. The NYPD entered the storefront with weapons drawn at six unarmed people linking arms [mdas…

WSWS (2021-07-29). New York City must provide fully remote learning to protect children and the broader population! wsws.org This statement was passed unanimously at a committee meeting Tuesday, and we will fight for our demands in the weeks and months ahead to ensure that the surge of the Delta variant is fully contained.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-07-29). The 1960s Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): Gloria Richardson Dandridge and Bob Moses' Monumental Contributions to Civil Rights. globalresearch.ca

Jyotsna Singh (2021-07-29). Sustainable food systems are possible outside corporate agriculture. peoplesdispatch.org The United Nations Food Systems Summit has become one of the most controversial events of this year due to corporate take over. Civil society activists came together during the pre-summit to register their protest…

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-07-29). UNESCO Urges End to Border Wall Threatening World Heritage Site, Wildlife in Mexico. globalresearch.ca

Paul Cochrane (2021-07-29). South Africa: Looting Talk, "the Nonsense" and Queuing for COVID Jabs. counterpunch.org In the days after the looting, volunteers came out to clean up the damage, sweeping up the broken glass, the detritus, and the spent bullets and shotgun shells. Bodies were being pulled out of rivers, from ditches, and elsewhere as the death toll reached over 300. "We swept up so many bullets, in places the

Tom McKay (2021-07-29). Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-07-29). Inflation Fears, Economic Policy and the Future of the USA. counterpunch.org Larry Summers says he's worried about the US economy, even more than he was worried when he started to sound the alarm in February. The well-known economist and former US treasury secretary said last week, "the focus of concern right now should be on overheating." He's not talking about climate, but about the economy growing

David Rosen (2021-07-29). Vengeance: Trump's Republicans and the Deepening Culture Wars. counterpunch.org America has long been a nation at war — war against foreigner nations and peoples and war among its own people. While the wars against those foreign may have been bloodier in terms of lives lost, the wars at home have been the most vengeful. Since the nation was first settled, generations of Americas have

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-29). Video: Urgent Warning About Poisonous Jabs — "An Agonizing Situation" globalresearch.ca

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (2021-07-29). 'Hopeless And Dissatisfied': Growing Anger At Iranian Officials As Khuzestan Water Protests Spread. juancole.com By Golnaz Esfandiari and Mohammad Zarghami | — ( RFE/RL) — Analysts say economic desperation and growing frustration in Iranian society have led to angry demonstrations around the country that began with people protesting water shortages in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. "If the society wasn't hopeless, it wouldn't take to the streets. It wouldn't …

Dee Gaug (2021-07-29). How the USDA is failing America's captive elephants. nationofchange.org Performing elephants are denied all that is natural to them and are forced to endure beatings, electric shock, food and water deprivation and intimidation.

Marc Pilisuk (2021-07-29). Nuclear Weapons: Rising Danger. counterpunch.org After a war has ended, historians, elected officials, and faith leaders, no less than the people involved, often raise doubts over whether the outcomes were worth the many horrific costs. But mourning diminishes over time and life for the survivors goes on. Such a recovery from destruction is no longer assured or even likely in

Jim Hightower (2021-07-29). Vox Populist: Odd Virus Attacks GOP Governors! progressive.org Having such a delusional governor is embarrassing, but the disease turns downright scary when infected governors try acting on their paranoia.

BabaMail (2021-07-29). The "Big Four" Companies that Rule the World. globalresearch.ca

Toby Jaffe (2021-07-29). Ranked-Choice Voting Might Not Be the Solution Progressives Think it Is. progressive.org The New York City mayoral experiment was an incremental change that more or less upholds the status quo.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Bob Moses, veteran of Southern civil rights movement, is dead at 86. wsws.org His life and contributions exemplify the achievements as well as the limitations of the mass movement against segregation and for democratic rights.

Amanda Mills (2021-07-29). Labor rights advocates' Fight for $15 has helped millions of workers. nationofchange.org "The success of the movement for higher wages… only reaffirms how far out of step lawmakers in Congress are from their constituents, as they continue to refuse to raise the federal minimum wage."

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Victoria Nuland: Turkey is NATO partner "deterring the harmful influence of Russia and Iran" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US' messages to keep Turkey away from Russia ==== As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service Ukraine reprised: Victoria Nuland discusses Belarus with Ukrainian official ==== Excerpts from a column by Sedat Ergin, editor-in-chief of Hàºrriyet NATO comes first in the initial category where strong cooperation takes place. Nuland …

Freddy Cruz (2021-07-29). In Plain Sight: Uncovering Border Patrol's Relationship with Far-Right Militias at the Southern Border. splcenter.org Antigovernment militia groups in Arizona appear to be working in tandem with some Border Patrol agents in Pima County, based on a Hatewatch review of social media.

Julia Conley (2021-07-29). Planet's vital signs are reaching dangerous 'tipping points' amid climate crisis, scientists warn. nationofchange.org "We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system."

WSWS (2021-07-29). NHS Queen Elizabeth Hospital held up by props as national maintenance bill reaches £9 billion. wsws.org King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital opened in 1980 and was cheaply built as a "best-buy hospital" from prefabricated sections, only meant to last 30 years. It still functions, in an appalling state, as a major hub for around 250,000 people in the communities it services.

WSWS (2021-07-29). USW keeping Sudbury strikers in the dark as it resumes bargaining with Vale. wsws.org The union, which previously recommended a concessions-filled contract offer from Vale, has refused to say anything of substance about its ongoing talks with the highly profitable transnational conglomerate.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Republicans dismiss accounts of fascist violence, Democrats continue appeals for "unity" wsws.org Tuesday's hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack provided harrowing first-hand accounts of the fascist assault on the U.S. Capitol directed by then-President Donald Trump.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-29). Tomgram: William Astore, Ten Ways to Create a People's Military. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Seven years after the Soviet Union collapsed in a heap of post-Afghan-War rubble and seven years after President George H.W. Bush fought the First Gulf War against Saddam Hussein's Iraq to what looked like typical all-American success, we …

_____ (2021-07-29). Striking Miners In Alabama. popularresistance.org Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama have been on strike for almost five months, struggling to reverse concessions in pay, health care, and safety. Strikers brought their picket lines from the piney woods of the South to the tony Manhattan offices of three hedge fund shareholders on June 22, and more than 1,000 mine workers and union allies return today to demonstrate outside the offices of the company's largest shareholder, asset manager BlackRock.

Andrew Emett (2021-07-29). Former Mississippi cop pleads guilty after tasing handcuffed man on video. nationofchange.org "Law enforcement officers take an oath to serve and protect their communities. When an officer breaks this oath and abuses the authority given to them, they must be held accountable."

Shane Quinn (2021-07-29). Six Years on from Malaysia Airlines MH17 Destruction: A Clear Lack of Evidence that Moscow Was Behind It. globalresearch.ca The fighting that erupted in the east of Ukraine can be traced to a US-instituted coup d'état of February 2014 — confirmed by president Obama on CNN when he confided that Washington had "brokered a deal to transition power" in the country, forcing Viktor Yanukovych from office.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-29). Bolivia & Peru Open 'Binational Cabinet' With Social Movements. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Bolivia's President Luis Arce has announced that a 'Binational Cabinet' will be installed with Peru to deal with matters of importance to both countries and where social movements will participate. President Arce attended the inauguration of Pedro Castillo and held a meeting with the new Head of State afterwards. Coming out of the…

Amnesty International (2021-07-29). Immediate Moratorium on the Sale, Transfer and Use of Surveillance Technology. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov, Steve Brown (2021-07-29). "Our Mission is to Lead the White Races of the World in a Final Crusade…Against Semite-led Untermenschen [subhumans]" covertactionmagazine.com Meet Some of America's Newest Best Friends With barely a whisper of protest from either the media or the American people, Barack Obama and Joe Biden supported and empowered a group of far-right, Nazi-idolizing, Hitler-worshipping, anti-Semitic militias to fight against Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Members of these militias had participated in the violent and …

rebekah (2021-07-29). Paving a Pathway to Citizenship Also Means Paving a Pathway to Recovery. inequality.org

WSWS (2021-07-29). Florida officials stonewall forensic engineers as final victim is named in Surfside condo collapse. wsws.org Positive identification of the pulverized remains of Estelle Hedaya raised the death count to 98, making it one of the deadliest structural disasters in US history.

WSWS (2021-07-29). What Though the Field Be Lost: Poet Christopher Kempf's historical view of contemporary America. wsws.org With Milton as his guide, a poet examines present-day America through the lens of Civil War history.

Sophia (2021-07-29). Taxing Lifetime Gains Serves Different Fairness Goal Than Estate Tax. inequality.org

Kenn Orphan (2021-07-29). A Ten Minute Joyride: Capitalism's Endgame and a Radical Imagination for the Future. counterpunch.org "It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism." — Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? To say we live in bizarre times would be an understatement. How else could you explain a billionaire, who pays virtually no taxes, launching himself into space in a rocket, releasing 300

WSWS (2021-07-29). Flood disaster in Germany: massive damage and growing anger. wsws.org Many areas hit by flooding still lack drinking water and electricity. Mobile phone networks remain widely disrupted. The damage to regional housing and infrastructure runs into the billions.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-29). In Nobody's Backyard: Rejecting Geo-Political and Historical Fatalism. libya360.wordpress.com Gerald A. Perreira Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago participated in this region-wide…

_____ (2021-07-29). Haitians Reject Calls For US Military Intervention. popularresistance.org Two weeks after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse, the specter of U.S. military intervention looms large over the island nation. While the Biden administration has rebuffed a request for intervention made by Claude Joseph — a longtime NED asset whom Washington briefly backed as prime minister in the immediate aftermath of the killing — it has not completely ruled out the possibility.

Jason Pramas (2021-07-29). Human Unwillingness to Surmount the Pandemic Means It's Unlikely We Will Stop Global Warming. counterpunch.org As I started a week's vacation Friday evening, I happened upon a film called "Homo Sapiens" (2016) by Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter that features scenes of abandoned human-built structures around the world in the process of being reclaimed by nature. The effect being that of an eschatological science fiction scenario where our civilization has been

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-29). Socialist Movement of Ghana's inaugural Congress to set agenda for fresh struggles. peoplesdispatch.org The Socialist Forum of Ghana will be transitioning into the Socialist Movement of Ghana. The inaugural Congress of the organization will begin from July 30. Justice Akuffo Henaku of the Socialist Forum of Ghana spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the reasons behind this transition, the socio-political conditions of Ghana, and what the organization aims to achieve. | Camera and technical support: | PATV | Kambale Musavuli…

Staff (2021-07-29). Venezuelan BMX Athlete's Bike Stolen Inside Tokyo's Olympic Village. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan BMX freestyle champion Daniel Dhers, one of Venezuela's Olympic hopefuls, reported on the morning of Wednesday, July 28, that his teammate Eddy Alviarez's bicycle was stolen inside the Olympic Village. | In a live broadcast on Instagram, between laughs and full of Venezuelan good humor, Dhers recounted the events. He commented that they were simply following the daily routine of the competitors in this discipline, presented at the Olympics for the first time this year. They went to eat breakfast, and when they were finished, they found that the bicycle of the native of Catia (Caracas), Alviarez, had di…

Jim Britell (2021-07-29). The Broccoli That Ate Port Orford. counterpunch.org When we lived on the coast of Oregon, we had to constantly fertilize the poor, sandy soil to maintain a garden. Also, the area received very high rainfall—100 or more inches on the coast where we lived and 200 inches in the coastal mountains that began at the edge of town, so nutrients were continually

Moderator (2021-07-29). The Forged Gospel of Jesus's Wife. scheerpost.com Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife by Ariel Sabar. Buy your copy here. Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife by Ariel Sabar Reviewed by Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost No historical figure has been as manipulated, distorted and used for nefarious and self-serving ends as egregiously as Jesus Christ. Jesus has been trotted… |

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Velvet glove, iron fist: Turkish power projection in three continents. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey's soft power laid ground for risk-taking, military gains, former U.S. colonel says "We see a pattern of diplomatic engagement; diplomatic engagement breeds the commercial activity, the commercial activity breeds the military cooperation, and the military cooperation leads to industrial exchanges and in some cases defence and industrial cooperation," [retired U.S. Colonel Rich] Outzen said. …

Karen Conner (2021-07-29). GDP Rises 6.5 Percent in Second Quarter, Passed Pre-Pandemic Level of Output. cepr.net The profit share of corporate income rose 1.6 percentage points in the first quarter, countering claims of squeezed employers. The economy grew at a 6.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter. This put GDP 0.8 percent above its last pre-pandemic quarter but still leaves it roughly 2.2 percent below its pre-pandemic trend. Productivity Growth …

Tamara Nassar (2021-07-29). Algerian olympian punished for refusing match with Israeli. electronicintifada.net The IOC used to boycott apartheid. Now it punishes those who resist it.

Moderator (2021-07-29). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us From the Greenhouse Effect and Electric Grid Failure. scheerpost.com Oregon State University] By Ellen Brown / Original to ScheerPost On July 14, the European Union unveiled sweeping climate change and emissions targets that would, according to Gulf News, mean "the end of the internal combustion engine": The commission's draft would reduce permitted emissions from new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to zero from 2035 — effectively obliging the industry… |

Jesse Smith (2021-07-29). Prepare Now: Global Supply Chains at Risk. Covid Crisis' Engineered Economic Destruction. globalresearch.ca

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-29). Ben & Jerry's Is Carrying on a Proud Tradition of Boycotts for Human Rights. ips-dc.org Pulling out of Israel's illegal settlements, encouraged by a petition campaign in their home state of Vermont, is consistent with their history — and U.S. public opinion.

WSWS (2021-07-29). COVID outbreak in Australia intensifies financial stress and class divide. wsws.org Requests for food parcels, inquiries about financial assistance and online searches for emergency relief have soared since the beginning of the Delta crisis in Sydney.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Georgia awards French military attaché for assisting NATO integration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The French officer first thanks Georgia for providing troops for European Union operations in Central Africa, then speaks of air defense cooperation and lastly of bringing the Georgian armed forces "closer to France and NATO standards." NATO members and partners: suppliers of troops for military deployments in conflict and war zones around the world. The …

Lawrence Davidson (2021-07-29). How to Undermine a Diplomatic Triumph. counterpunch.org The true status of current negotiations to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is unknown to the American public—most of whom are tragically indifferent to the outcome. This is so even though the successful negotiation of this deal with Iran back in 2015 represents one of the greatest triumphs of diplomacy

_____ (2021-07-29). NC Activists Challenge Subsidies For Weapons Maker. popularresistance.org The protesters, including about 50 people and three dogs, marched nine miles to the future plant site — an unusually vibrant display of local resistance to the decades-old sales pitch that undergirds the U.S. military-industrial complex in communities nationwide: that ethics and profligate public spending should be overlooked in exchange for producing jobs.

_____ (2021-07-29). ALEC Meeting Queues Up The GOP's Culture Wars. popularresistance.org The Annual Meeting kicked off on Monday with an "exclusive, invitation-only academy" for state lawmakers with the dark money voter suppression group the Honest Elections Project, where ALEC politicians were "to discuss the implementation of new election legislation" with three secretaries of state, among other "fun and educational" events, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Glenn Greenwald downplays fascist plot to kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. wsws.org Ignoring the FBI's long history of cultivating far-right elements to attack and kill left-wing and class-conscious workers, Greenwald presents fascist militia members as victims of a government sting operation.

The Conversation (2021-07-29). Peru Has a New President, Its Fifth in Five Years: Who Is Pedro Castillo? latinorebels.com Castillo is not a liberal—he's a leftist with a social agenda.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-07-29). AOC Slams White House Over Eviction Moratorium. latinorebels.com "I think at bare minimum it has to be extended until the end of the year," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters outside the House chamber on Thursday afternoon. "The Biden administration saying it should be extended until September is absolutely unacceptable."

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-07-29). Despite More Comprehensive Data, New Study Says Latinos Continue to Suffer Greatly From Gun Violence in U.S. latinorebels.com "The homicide victimization rate for Hispanics in the United States is nearly twice as high as the homicide victimization rate for whites," the study said.

El Faro English (2021-07-29). From EL FARO ENGLISH: An Interview With Guatemala's Exiled Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. latinorebels.com For more than three years, Juan Francisco Sandoval headed the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI), a prosecutorial unit specialized in high-stakes corruption cases investigating the upper echelons of Guatemalan politics and business.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-29). More CDC Insanity: Fully Vaccinated Spreading Delta Variant — So Everyone Needs to Get Vaccinated and Wear Masks. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-29). Children Are Safe from COVID-19. "Childhood Vaccination Push Built on Flimsy Evidence" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-29). The Same Shady People Own Big Pharma and the Media. globalresearch.ca

Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-29). Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes. zcomm.org On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-29). Papers Instead of Human Lives: The Sentencing of Daniel Hale. counterpunch.org In May 2019, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, that famous bastion of anti-whistleblowing fervour, unsealed an indictment charging former intelligence analyst Daniel Everett Hale with five counts of providing classified information to a reporter. The first four focused on obtaining national defense information, retaining and transmitting that information, causing the

Kenny Stancil (2021-07-29). Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison 'For Exposing U.S. War Crimes'. towardfreedom.org "His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by U.S. drones are bystanders, not the intended targets," said Edward Snowden. "He should have been given a medal."

Andrew Stewart (2021-07-29). Medicare For All, the Squad and the DSA: Who Controls Whom? counterpunch.org For the past six years, the liberal-progressives who persist in trying to change the Democratic Party "from the inside" after almost 50 years of resounding failure (McGovern, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich, et. al. ad infinitum) have been bragging about reaching a pinnacle of success following the Bernie Sanders 2015-16 presidential campaign. This has

Staff (2021-07-29). Day 7 of the Samidoun Delegation to Lebanon: Ain el-Helweh refugee camp. samidoun.net On Wednesday, 28 28 July 2021, the Ghassan Kanafani Brigade, the Samidoun delegation to Lebanon, spent its seventh day in Lebanon in the city of Saida, specifically in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp. Ain el-Helweh refugee camp is populated by 100,000 refugees, of which 90-95% are Palestinians. All of them are located in an area of 1 square kilometer. The camp was created in 1948/1949 to shelter all those Palestinians who were forcibly displaced from Palestine during the Zionist ethnic cleansing in 1948 (the Nakba). During the war in Lebanon, many other refugees from other camps, as well as Lebanese who had been d…

Michael Jansen (2021-07-29). Lebanon and Tunisia: Educated Populations, Troubled Economies. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-29). 'We're proud Jews': Ben & Jerry's co-founders say there's nothing 'anti-Semitic' about ice cream embargo of Israeli settlements. rt.com Ben & Jerry's co-founders have pushed back against claims of anti-Semitism following the company's decision to stop offering its ice cream products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, noting that they themselves are Jews. | Writing in the New York Times, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they were "proud Jews" who view Israel's occupation of the West Bank as a barrier to peace. | "It's possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we've opposed policies of the US government. As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territ…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). IDF Soldiers Shoot And Kill 11-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Sitting In His Father's Car. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 28th, Israel Defense Forces soldiers Mohammad Mo'ayyad Bahjat Abu Sara, 11, was shot and killed by Israeli forces around 3 p.m. as he sat in his father's car near the entrance to the town of Beit Ummar located north of Hebron, according to information collected by Defense for Children Intern…

Ali Salam (2021-07-29). Israeli Forces Injure 100 Palestinian Protestors in Beita. imemc.org More than 100 Palestinians were injured, Wednesday, when the occupation army suppressed a demonstration to condemn the Israeli forces' killing of Shadi Omar Lutfi Salim in Beita town, south of Nablus, in northern occupied West Bank. According to the head of the Emergency and Ambulance Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Ahmad Jibril, …

Staff (2021-07-29). 31 July, NYC: Honor the Martyrs of Palestine Memorial and Rally. samidoun.net Saturday, 31 July 4: 30 pm 72nd St and 5th Ave Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY Info: www.instagram.com/p/CR2dxDhCyM-/ ALL OUT THIS Saturday in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at 4: 30 PM for a memorial and rally to honor the martyrs of Palestine. As Palestine disappears from the headlines and people begin to go to back to turning a blind eye, we must remind the world what we are fighting for. The genocide against the Palestinian people is ongoing and every day there are more martyrs, prisoners, injured and displaced Palestinians, and the list goes on and on. We must take a moment to honor our martyrs, to say their names, and to…

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2021-07-29). Army Detains 11 Palestinians, Including a Minor in the West Bank. imemc.org RAMALLAH, July 28, 2021 (WAFA) — Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least 11 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local sources. They said that Israeli forces rounded up two brothers after breaking into their houses in Ta'amreh area, east of Bethlehem. They also detained a father along with his teenage …

IMEMC News (2021-07-29). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday evening, several Palestinians during protests in 'Aseeda area in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town and attacked Palestinian protesters with a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets. They added that several …

Pablo Navarrete (2021-07-29). Taking action for Palestine. thecanary.co
| Video transcript | What kind of democracy do we live in when 1 million people go out to oppose a war, and they still go and kill innocent civilians? Enough…

Angela (2021-07-29). Sunday 8/1: Virtual Book Launch – In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home. indybay.org

Staff (2021-07-29). Headlines for July 29, 2021. democracynow.org Senate Votes to Open Debate on $1.2T Infrastructure Bill, WTO Fails to Agree on Waiving IP Rights for COVID Vaccines, Vaccination Mandates Expand Across the Nation, Report: Pandemic Aid Helped Poverty Fall by 45%, But Gains May Be Just Temporary, Pelosi Argues Against Broad-Based Student Debt Cancellation, Peru: Pedro Castillo Sworn In, Vows to Be Champion of the Poor, Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy in West Bank, Israel Launches Campaign Against Ben & Jerry's, But Some U.S. Jewish Groups Back Ice Cream Maker, Macron: Polynesians Owed "Debt" for French Nuclear Tests, U.S. and Russia Hold Nuc…

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-07-29). Let Cuba Live—The movement standing up to Biden's maximum pressure campaign. mronline.org On July 22, U.S. President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris released a "fact sheet" on U.S. "measures" against Cuba. The release from the White House said that Cuba was a "top priority for the Biden-Harris administration."

Max Blumenthal (2021-07-29). Cuba's Cultural Counter-Revolution: US Gov't-Backed Rappers, Artists Gain Fame as 'Catalyst for Current Unrest'. orinocotribune.com By Max Blumenthal — Jul 25, 2021 | Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the US government's assault on the Cuban revolution. | "My people need Europe, my people need Europe to point out the abuser," Yotuel, a Spain-based Cuban rapper, proclaimed in an EU parliament event convened by right-wing legislators before handing the mic over to Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó. Days later, Yotuel held a Zoom call with State Department officials to discuss "Patria y Vida," the anti-communist rap anthem he helped a…

Staff (2021-07-29). Cuba no está sola a pesar de la política genocida de los vecinos del norte, afirman cubanos residentes en el exterior. cubadebate.cu Los cubanos, pueblo noble, culto y valiente, llamamos a la Paz, siendo consecuentes con nuestros orígenes. Sólo corresponderá a sus ciudadanos dilucidar y resolver los problemas de la Nación, en un clima de armonía y libertad, de dignidad y justicia, de trabajo y creación, inclusivo y participativo, al que todos podemos contribuir con respeto y compromiso con el futuro.

Editor2 (2021-07-29). Western Left Intellectuals and Their Love Affair with the Attempted 'Color Revolution' in Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Josh Bergeron — Jul 26, 2021 | Chicago, IL — Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar, Paul Le Blanc, Suzi Weissman, Tithi Bhattacharya, Charlie Post, Robert Brenner, Gayatri Spivak, Alex Callinicos, Ashley Smith, Eric Toussaint, Marc Cooper, Etienne Balibar. These are a handful of the over 500 signatories on an open letter directed to the blockaded Cuban government on July 12 demanding "respect for the democratic rights of all Cuban people" and the release of "dissident Marxist" Frank García Hernández and his comrades from jail after the protests of July 11. | These signatories are high-profile academic sociali…

Nino Pagliccia (2021-07-29). Our Solidarity with Cuba on Moncada Day Must Include our "Moncada Assault" on the Mainstream Media. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jul 27, 2021 | Reading the history of Cuba is like witnessing an account of self-determination, resolution and passion for freedom and sovereignty. We must keep this in mind if we want to understand what is behind the resolution to resist after more than 60 years of criminal US blockade and the passive complicity of the Canadian government. Patria o Muerte (Homeland or Death) is not just a slogan. It is a collective reminder that there is no "third way". But Cubans always choose Homeland and defy Death. | Cuba has a harsh and long history from the days of the Spanish colonisation, the kil…

Joe Emersberger (2021-07-29). Infant Mortality: a look at how Cuba and Venezuela ranked in 1980. zcomm.org In 1980, Venezuela's infant mortality rate ranked 58th best in the world, far below Cuba, whose infant mortality rate was 28th that year. Infant mortality is a basic Venezuela's infant mortality rate in 1980 was more than twice as high as that in Cuba — all according to the 2018 version of UNICEF data.

Nino Pagliccia (2021-07-29). Our Solidarity with Cuba on Moncada Day Must Include our 'Moncada Assault' on the Mainstream Media. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jul 27, 2021 | Cuba has a harsh and long history from the days of the Spanish colonisation, the killings of indigenous people, slavery, etc. that finally took a major turn for socialist gains in the mid-20th century. | Cubans fought two wars to become independent from Spain in the 19th century. Those wars were the crucible in which heroes were forged. José Martí was one such hero, killed in battle in 1895, that still symbolises today the courageous revolutionary spirit of Cubans. | When Cubans had practically achieved their goal to defeat Spanish domination with much human sacrifice at th…

Peter Bolton (2021-07-29). The US has No Business Lecturing Cuba About 'Free and Fair' Elections. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jul 27, 2021 | In the weeks following the protests in Cuba on July 11 questions about how US President Joe Biden would react have dominated headlines. On July 22, Biden seemingly put speculation to rest by announcing that his administration will add a further set of sanctions to the already existing economic embargo. The new sanctions will apply to various figures in the Cuban armed forces as well as Cuba's Special National Brigade, which is alleged to have engaged in heavy-handed tactics against protesters. The move represents a stunning rebuke to his party's small progressive wing, which…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Military Situation In Syria On July 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 29, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 27 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On July 29, SAA artillery reportedly shelled Dara al-Balad district in Daraa city | On July 29, clashes between the SAA and the former rebels were reported in the Yadudah and Daraa areas | On July 29, multiple checkpoints in eastern and western Daraa…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-29). Goods And Passengers Transfer Between Syria And Jordan Facilitated. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | An informed source from Syrian Interior Ministry reported that "Syrian trucks and mobile refrigerators are allowed to pass through Jordan to the Arabian Gulf Countries with no need to use Jordanian vehicles." | The source explained that the interior minister, General Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmon, agreed during a phone call with his Jordanian counterpart Mazen al-Faraya on the joint coordination to facilitate the transit of goods and passengers between the two countries. | Accord…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-29). Syrian Army Kicks Off Military Operation In Daraa To Subdue Local Fighters (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image . | Early on July 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a military operation to enter and secure Daraa al-Balad, the southern part of Daraa city. | The operation, which is being led by the elite 4th Division, is meant to subdue former rebels in Daraa al-Balad, who sabotage a recent

Anonymous669 (2021-07-29). Heavy Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib As Militants Continue To Violate Ceasefire (Videos, Photos). southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | On July 29, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, where militants continue to violate the ceasefire agreement that was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year. | The Russian airstrikes targeted militants' positions near the towns of al-Bara, Mareian and Eh…

Staff (2021-07-29). Israel to offer Covid booster shot for over-60s, PM Bennett says amid vaccine efficacy worries. rt.com Israel is set to roll out a scheme to give a third Covid jab to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced, in a bid to increase protection amid fears vaccine efficacy diminishes over time. | The Health Ministry

Staff (2021-07-29). Russia rejects Dutch court ruling to hand $5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash to ex-oligarchs over collapse of Yukos oil & gas empire. rt.com Officials in Moscow have vowed to vigorously appeal a judicial ruling in an international arbitration court that would bind Russia to hand over billions of dollars to the former shareholders of the collapsed Yukos energy giant. | The office of the country's Prosecutor General said on Thursday that it does not acknowledge the validity of the decision, by the International Arbitration Court in The Hague. Authorities said that Russia would "appeal the decision without fail," questioning both the basis of the judges' jurisdiction and the claims themselves. | Earlier that day, representatives of the shareholders wh…

Staff (2021-07-29). EU issues travel warning after Greece's south Aegean islands report spike in Covid infections. rt.com The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned against travel to Greece's south Aegean islands, updating the area to dark red after a spike in coronavirus cases was reported by officials. | Greece has drawn visitors to the 13 islands, including Mykonos and Santorini, by promoting them as 'Covid-free' destinations but the updated The ECDC's travel map is a f…

Staff (2021-07-29). 'Biggest destroyer of peace': China lashes out after US Navy warship sails through Taiwan Strait for SEVENTH time under Biden. rt.com A US Navy guided missile destroyer has crossed the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, making it the seventh such trip by an American warship this year, and prompting China to accuse the US of trying provoke its military. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed northwards through the strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said in a statement. The maneuver was confirmed by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday, with officials saying the military used joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance tools to monitor movements at sea and in the air around Taiwan, accordin…

Staff (2021-07-29). Priest gagged for saying Canada residential-school victims lied about abuse for 'extra money' & joke about SHOOTING church vandals. rt.com A Catholic priest has been barred from speaking publicly by a Canadian archdiocese, after accusing residential-school survivors of lying about sexual abuse to get more money, and of speaking about wanting to shoot church vandals. | The inflammatory statements, made over a number of weeks by Father Rhéal Forest at St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Winnipeg, were even shared on the church's Facebook page, but have since been taken down. | During a mass on July 10, Forest said the survivors lied about being sexually abused in a ploy to receive more money in the settlement process with the federal governme…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-29). Julio Mayora Rewards Venezuela a Silver Medal in Weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics — Dedicates to Hugo Chávez (Videos). orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 28, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Wednesday, July 28, Venezuelan sportsperson Julio Rubén Mayora Pernía won a silver medal in weightlifting in the 73 kg category. This is the first medal for Venezuela at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Julio Mayora is the second Venezuelan to win a medal in weightlifting; the first was Israel Rubio in Athens 2004. | Mayora Pernía, 26, who comes from the Santa Eduviges neighborhood of Catia La Mar in La Guaira state, lifted 346 kg in total (156 kg in snatch and 190 kg in clean and jerk). The gold medal went to Shi Zhiyong of the People's Republic of China, who lifted…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Two Rockets Target U.S. Embassy In Baghdad In Rejection Of "Training Mission" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of July 29th, at least two rockets were fired towards the US Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. | According to Iraq's Saberin News, the rockets were fired at the Third al-Tawheed Base in the US embassy, with the base's air defense system and rocket alarm failing to get activated. | Russia Today, citing its correspondent in Baghdad, also reported that the embassy was targeted with two "Katyusha rockets." | No group has claimed re…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-29). Military Capacity Of The Turkish Republic. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Colonel S. IVANOV, Leading Researcher, Center for International Security, IMEMO RAN. Originally published in Foreign Military Review 2021 #3, translated exclusively for SouthFront | Over the past decade, the Republic of Turkey has made significant progress in many areas and has become a powerful regional power. This was supported by its important geographical position at the junction of world communications of the Middle East, Asia and Europe, a transit country for hydrocarbons…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-29). Saudi-led Coalition Intercept Another Suicide Drone Ahead Of Major Announcement By Houthis. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Late on July 28, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted a suicide drone launched from Yemen, allegedly by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | In a statement shared by the Saudi Press Agency, the coalition said that the drone was shot down over the southern region of Saudi Arabia. | "We are taking operational measures to protect civilians and deal with any imminent threat," the brief statement reads. | Earlier on the same day, the coalition announced that its air-defense means h…

Staff (2021-07-29). As Delta Variant Spreads, the "Honor System" for Masking Hasn't Worked. truthout.org The highly contagious Delta variant is causing a rise in cases around the world, from the Olympics in Tokyo to Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines suggesting that people resume wearing masks indoors, but state and local officials are not legally required to implement CDC guidelines. Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, says she supports the new CDC guidelines because an "honor system" of trusting…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Russia To Produce Two Il-96-400M Doomsday Plane Placeholders. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russia Aerospace Forces are about to get two brand-new airborne command post Il-96-400M planes. | This type of aircraft is more famous by its nickname the "Doomsday plane". The work on the first prototype of the Il-96-400M has been ongoing for several years. | It is a modernized version of the Il-96 long-haul, wide-body civilian jetliner. An Il-96 variant currently operates as President Vladimir Putin's primary means of travel by air…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 28, Taliban attacked Afghan Army positions in Muhamad Aghah district in Logar province | On July 28, the Afghan Army repelled Taliban attack to Dara Suf district in Samangan province | On July 28, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued in the Korakh area in Herat province | On July 29, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Kandahar city | 171 Taliban militants were killed and 143 others were wounded as…

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-07-29). Why did Nancy Pelosi appeal to white supremacy to reject student loan forgiveness? peoplesworld.org It is now seven months into the Biden administration. During the election campaign, Sen. Chuck Schumer, now ostensible leader of the Senate, talked about how it is legal for the president to forgive student debt. He and Sen. Elizabeth Warren drafted a resolution calling for President-elect Biden to do so on Day One. That didn't …

Staff (2021-07-29). 'For a Country Without Corruption and With a New Constitution': Pedro Castillo Sworn in as the President of Peru (US Pushing its Destabilizing Agenda in Latin America). orinocotribune.com José Pedro Castillo Terrones, a 51-year-old teacher of a rural school, assumed the charge of the presidency of Peru today, July 28, a day full of emotion when the country also celebrated 200 years of independence. | "I swear by the peasants, the indigenous peoples, the ronderos, the fishermen, the teachers, the professionals, the children, youth and women, that I will hold the office of the president," said Castillo as he took oath in the parliament. "I swear by the peoples of Peru, for a country without corruption and for a new Constitution." | The union leader who ran as a candidate for the leftist Peru Libre p…

Staff (2021-07-29). Trump Pushed Then-DOJ Head Rosen Daily to Probe False Fraud Claims in Late 2020. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump launched a "personal pressure campaign" against then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in the final weeks of his presidency to pressure the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, according to The Washington Post.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Military Situation In Yemen On July 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 204 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Dhaher district | On July 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On July 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Nate district | On July 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 air…

G. Dunkel (2021-07-29). Conflict grows as President MoàØse buried in Haiti. workers.org Demonstrators march in Port-au-Prince on February 14, 2021, to protest against the government of President Jovenel Moise. Wearing a Kevlar bulletproof vest, Martine MoàØse praised her late spouse, assassinated President Jovenel MoàØse, at his July 23 funeral in Cap-HaàØtien, for "defending the poorest against the cupidity of the elites" and . . . |

Jim McMahan (2021-07-29). Bill Gates, Big Pharma block vaccines to the Global South. workers.org July 14 protest outside Pfizer headquarters, New York. The COVID-19 death rate continues to be high worldwide, especially as the virus ravages the developing world. A recent study reveals India's death toll could be 3.4 to 4.7 million people, with the official death toll of 414,000 being a vast undercount. . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-29). The Heat: Latin American going left. america.cgtn.com As Peru shifts to the left after the presidential election, could this signal a broad shift to the left in Latin America?>

Staff (2021-07-29). Just Two Days Before It Expires, Biden Announces Eviction Moratorium Will End. truthout.org Just before the federal eviction moratorium is set to end on Saturday, President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he will allow it to expire despite calls from housing advocates to extend it. | The White House said that Biden

Staff (2021-07-29). Conservative Democrats Are Endangering Humanity. Exhibit A: Kyrsten Sinema. truthout.org For a while now, it seemed as if the interminable negotiations over President Biden's massive infrastructure proposals would come to nothing. Many, myself most definitely included, believed the Republicans would play rope-a-dope with the bill until the August recess, at which point the process would collapse as all congressional eyes turned to the 2022 midterms. | Then, all of a sudden, it happened… or at least some of it did, but we don't know which parts, because the bill isn't actually writt…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-29). COVID spread brings back masks and generates mandates. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With the coronavirus's Delta variant driving the plague's infection numbers back upwards, the federal Centers for Disease Control had to reverse course and advocate restoring universal mask-wearing among students, teachers, staff and visitors indoors in most areas and in the nation's schools. President Joe Biden is announcing today mandatory vaccination and mask wearing for the …

Staff (2021-07-29). GOP's Kinzinger Tells CNN "Nobody Actually Believes the Election Was Stolen" truthout.org Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election was once a Republicans in Congress didn't have to follow suit, but they did and have been repeating the lies about the election for months. Even after their lives were put in danger on January 6 by…

Staff (2021-07-29). FL Counties Impose Mask Mandates Despite Threat From DeSantis to Invalidate Them. truthout.org Local government officials in Florida are issuing new rules in their areas that will require some residents to mask up in certain indoor locations and county workers to get vaccinated, a move that could challenge a law signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year. |

Anonymous669 (2021-07-29). Five Killed In Iraqi Military Helicopter Crash (Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 29, five Iraqi service members, including two pilots, were killed when their helicopter crashed in the northern province of Saladin. | In a statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that the military helicopter, a Mi-17, crashed near the town of Amerli in the early hours of the morning while it was carrying out a "combat mission". | "The helicopter was carrying pilot Colonel Osama Tariq Abd Obaid, pilot Major Ali Fadel Ghadban, Warrant Officer Louay Hatem Farhan, Warrant Officer Atheer Fayez I…

Staff (2021-07-29). Progressives Reject Watered Down Reconciliation Bill in Rebuttal to Sinema. truthout.org After Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) "Progressives have been clear from the beginning: a small and narrow bipartisan infrastructure bill does not have a path forw…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-29). Iraqi 'Resistance' Group Attacked Four US Supply Convoys In Dhi Qar, Al-Diwaniyah & Babylon (Video, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On July 29, four convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in different parts of Iraq. | The first convoy was targeted in the southern province of Dhi Qar, the second and third in the southern province of al-Diwaniyah and the last one in the central province of Babylon. All four convoys were targeted with explosive devices only a few minutes apart. | A pro-Iranian group known as Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin [The Breaker of Titans Company] claimed resp…

Rosalind English (2021-07-29). Latest Law Pod UK: Care orders and newborn babies. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the second of their series of family law podcasts, Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager of 1 Crown Office Row Brighton discuss the vexed area of care proceedings where it is considered necessary to take a baby away from its mother for the infant's safety. The law on newborns is pretty thin and the social …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-29). Three DPR Fighters Killed, One Injured In Eastern Ukraine's Most Recent Escalation. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 29th, in yet another escalation, three DPR fighters were killed and one was seriously injured in shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. | Soldiers of the UAF's 93rd Mechanized Brigade carried out shelling with 120-mm artillery on Novaya Marievka and as a result struck DPR positions."We strongly recommend that the Kiev soldiers refuse to carry out the criminal orders of the command and observe the ceasefire in order to save their lives. We urgently demand an immediate res…

Global Research News (2021-07-29). Selected Articles: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine". They Are Killing Our Children. globalresearch.ca By #Yes, It's A Killer Vaccine. That message should be loud and clear. Our children are being killed. We call on our …

Staff (2021-07-29). "We Can't Trust the Unvaccinated": Dr. Leana Wen on Vaccine Mandates & How to Stop the Delta Variant. democracynow.org The highly contagious Delta variant is causing a rise in cases around the world, from the Olympics in Tokyo to Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines suggesting that people resume wearing masks indoors, but state and local officials are not legally required to implement CDC guidelines. Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, says she supports the new CDC guidelines because an "honor system" of trusting people to wear masks unless they were vaccinated clearly did not work. "We know that we can't trust the unvac…

Staff (2021-07-29). "This Is Not a Climate Bill": Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn't Go Far Enough. democracynow.org Senate Democrats have announced that they have joined with 17 Republicans to vote in favor of taking up a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. The plan includes new spending on climate and environment measures, but critics say it falls far short of what is needed. Democrats say they hope to include additional climate measures in a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that could advance without being blocked by a Republican filibuster if it is backed by all 50 Democrats. Climate and energy policy researcher Leah Stokes says the bipartisan bill does include positive measures but nowhere near enough. "There are some g…

_____ (2021-07-29). The Problem Is Evil: Of Cyberterrorism, Great Resets, and Political Prisoners. strategic-culture.org The present elite in the west is governed by a misanthropic principle, which views the exercise of power as something measured by the degree to which it can be exercised in the most painful way. | How is a citizenry to respond to Evil, to publicly made threats that they are now in a period where novel viruses, cyberterrorism, and food shortages may strike at any moment? | What about the fact that making threats to achieve political or ideological aims is the very definition of terrorism itself, or the fact that using the internet to do this is the definition of cyberterrorism? When we look at those who have bene…

teleSUR, lfl, SH (2021-07-29). Más de la mitad de los mexicanos confían en el presidente AMLO. telesurtv.net El secretario de la Función Pública de México informó que desde 2019, la confianza en el presidente se ha incrementado de un 25 a 51 por ciento.

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-07-29). Declaran emergencia ante intentos de desestabilización en Bolivia. telesurtv.net Huarachi declaró la emergencia ante el nulo reconocimiento de la oposición boliviana del dictamen pericial sobre el proceso electoral de 2019.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Capitol Police to Arrest House Staffers, Visitors Not Wearing Masks After CDC Policy Reversal. sputniknews.com The new guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as the number of new coronavirus cases per day grows in the US, with the highly contagious Delta variant making up the majority of new infections.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Pentagon's Use of Private Security Contractors Requires Better Oversight – GAO. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense using private security contractors requires better oversight to ensure they operate within international law, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on Thursday.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). US Jobless Hits 400,000 Mark Second Week in Row Amid COVID-19 Challenges – Labor Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – US jobless claims stood at 400,000 and above for a second week in a row, according to Labor Department data on Thursday that suggested a continued challenge for the labor market recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Worst Riots Since 90s: How Zuma's Arrest Divided South Africa. sputniknews.com Last week, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa claimed that the instigators of the violence which recently hit the country had been identified and that the government was "going after them".

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Biden Forgets to Name Third Reason Why He Ran for Presidency, Claims He 'Drove' 18-Wheeler Once. sputniknews.com The Democratic president is well known for his frequent gaffes, especially during off-the-cuff speeches, prompting his political rivals to raise questions about his mental capability to hold the nation's highest post.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. ecns.cn The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). COVAX begins offering Sinovac jabs from Aug. ecns.cn The COVAX vaccine equity scheme is on course to begin deliveries in the developing world of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac from August.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Inhaled vaccine shows signs of promise. ecns.cn A two-dose inhaled COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese researchers appears to be safe and capable of eliciting strong immune responses comparable to those of its one-dose injected counterpart.

Poor People's Campaign & partners (2021-07-29). Saturday 7/31: Voting Rights Rally: Selma-Mongomery Style March in Texas Livestream & Actions w/ PPC. indybay.org Online protest livestream & actions voting rights and justice…

GLIDE Legacy Committee (2021-07-29). Saturday 8/14: 12th‚ÄØAnnual GLIDE Legacy Gala, An In-Person and Virtual Event‚ÄØ. indybay.org In-Person at‚ÄØTerra Gallery (limited capacity), 511 Harrison St, San Francisco‚ÄØ‚ÄØ | Or online: ‚ÄØVisit‚ÄØglide.org/legacygala‚Ä&Oslash… register‚ÄØor purchase tickets.‚ÄØ‚ÄØ…

Robert Penner (2021-07-29). Milwaukee janitors fight for $15. zcomm.org Dozens of janitors employed by 13 downtown Milwaukee buildings rallied outside the Service Employees International Union Local 1 offices July 21 to call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage…

Thom Hartmann (2021-07-29). Hawley's "Love America Act" Is All About Hate. zcomm.org White supremacy, racism & the rest of America subsidizing Red states weren't just realities in 1787: they're alive and well today & Hawley and his white supremacist buddies want to keep it that way…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2021-07-29). Friday 7/30: #StopLine3 Demonstration. indybay.org 104 River St, Santa Cruz…

ERA Coalition (2021-07-29). Tuesday 8/3: Black Women's Equal Pay Day Discussion w/ ERA Coalition. indybay.org Online event…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-29). Puerto Rico Job Creation Bill Introduced in Senate. indybay.org Companies could get tax breaks for creating jobs in Puerto Rico, under a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D) and Roger Wicker (R).

_____ (2021-07-29). Eliminating Carbon Emissions by 2050 Would Save 74 Million Lives This Century: Study. commondreams.org Fossil fuel pollution killed an average of one in five people, causing nearly 9 million deaths in 2018 alone.

Will Jones (2021-07-29). Deaths from COVID Vaccines Are 407% Higher than All Cumulative Previously Reported Deaths from Other Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Scarlett is running and smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett's chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. "My father had the same condition," Sara says. "He'd had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results." Sara wanted to ensure that if Scarlett had surgery, she'd like what she saw in the mirror afterward. "I did a lot of research," Sara…

_____ (2021-07-29). 'Poverty Is a Policy Choice': Study Projects Covid Aid Will Cut US Poverty Nearly in Half. commondreams.org "Together we can choose one-planet prosperity over one-planet misery."

_____ (2021-07-29). We're Still in a Health Crisis. It's Called Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org Ten ways to create a people's military.

Adult School Teachers Union (2021-07-29). Tuesday 7/27: Teachers to Protest Forced Return to In-Person Learning as Covid Cases Spike. indybay.org West Contra Costa School District, 1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond…

Kathleen Ronayne (2021-07-29). California to Require Vaccine or Testing for State Workers. globalresearch.ca

Gerhard Schick (2021-07-29). How the financial market redistributes from poor to rich. indybay.org "Some business models, such as high-frequency trading, where huge blocks of shares are shuffled back and forth every millisecond, have no added value for society, but bring profits to a few financial professionals at the expense of everyone else."

Pip Hinman (2021-07-29). Pandemic fuels rise in anti-Asian racism. greenleft.org.au A second report on COVID-19-driven anti-Asian racism by the Asian Australian Alliance makes chilling reading. Pip Hinman reports.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Turkey, Ukraine increase military cooperation aimed at Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian diplomat in Turkey reveals details on Ada-class corvettes deal ==== Turkey to upgrade Ukraine's navy, prepare it for NATO NATO HQ: Ukraine to join NATO, build new naval bases in Azov, Black Seas Turkish-Ukrainian combat drone first capable of firing air-launched cruise missile U.S., Ukraine, Turkey gear up Kosovo model for Russia ==== An …

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-29). Why we need to stop Warehousing the Mentally Ill in Jail. zcomm.org Only Private Prison Corporations Profit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). 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…

_____ (2021-07-29). Hours After Pelosi Comments, Pressley Says Biden Clearly 'Has the Authority' to Cancel Student Debt. commondreams.org There is "a significant number of lives that can be saved if you pursue climate policies that are more aggressive than the business-as-usual scenario."

WSWS (2021-07-29). Sri Lankan government rejects teachers' wage demand. wsws.org The unions are once again preparing to betray the teachers' struggle following more empty promises from the government about "ending salary anomalies."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). 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…

Angela (2021-07-29). Friday 7/30: Free virtual screening of the film Zahra. indybay.org

_____ (2021-07-29). Europe's Flooding Shows Climate Solutions Must Be Driven by People-Power. commondreams.org Republicans are still attacking undocumented young people—including health care workers. Here's how to protect them for good.

Toward increasing Networking (2021-07-29). Online events with Michael Pollan, Dennis McKenna, Ellen Brown, Cheryl Davila, etc. indybay.org Here are some about a dozen online events taking place over the next 4 days (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 28), featuring people such as Michael Pollan, Dennis McKenna, Ellen Brown, Giorgos Kallis, Cheryl Davila, Eduardo Martinez, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Isaac Nellist (2021-07-29). Disaster payments increased, but millions still losing out. greenleft.org.au The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

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