2022-08-03: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-03). Biden regime provides over $8 billion in arms for Ukraine war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Radio PolandAugust 1, 2022 US president approves new $550 mln security assistance package for Ukraine US President Joe Biden on Monday greenlighted a new military assistance package for Ukraine, valued at up to USD 550 million and including additional ammunition for advanced rocket systems.Joe Biden. The move was announced by White House national security spokesman …

____ (2022-08-03). Int'l community blasts Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. ecns.cn Overseas scholars and officials strongly rebuked U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan on Tuesday.

Labor Video Project (2022-08-03). SF Protest Against Nancy Pelosi For Pushing War Drive Against China. indybay.org There is growing anger against Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi for pushing for war in Asia and massive expansion of the military encirclement.Her trip to Taiwan has been strongly supported by the Republicans and she is supporting the Asian Pivot.


Binoy Kampmark (2022-08-03). Nancy Pelosi, you Silly Biddy. dissidentvoice.org Archduke Franz Ferdinand's visit to Sarajevo in 1914 was an instructive lesson on how the dumb do, at some point, ask for it. Bosnia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, was desired by the Kingdom of Serbia. With the Serbs also well represented in Bosnia, a visit by the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was …

____ (2022-08-03). China's largest maritime patrol ship starts patrol in Taiwan Straits. ecns.cn The Haixun 06, the largest maritime patrol ship in the Taiwan Straits, was commissioned on July 11, 2022, in Fuzhou, east China's Fujian Province.

Staff (2022-08-03). US wants to show its impunity through its actions in Taiwan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lambasted Washington for its actions regarding Taiwan, noting that the US wants to demonstrate "impunity", proving to the world it can get away with anything.

____ (2022-08-03). Chinese mainland announces punishments on organizations related to die-hard 'Taiwan independence' elements. ecns.cn The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday announced punishments on organizations related to die-hard elements seeking "Taiwan independence."

TeleSUR Desk (2022-08-03). China issues statement on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. mronline.org "The Taiwan question is purely an internal affair of China, and no other country is entitled to act as a judge on the Taiwan question," the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry stressed.

____ (2022-08-03). UK ambassador strongly condemns Pelosi's Taiwan visit. ecns.cn The top Chinese diplomat in the United Kingdom strongly condemns US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region, as the move has crossed the red line of the one-China principle, adding "those who play with fire will get burnt".


Peter Boyle (2022-08-03). Spend billions on climate not war. greenleft.org.au The billions of dollars wasted on military spending and tax cuts for the rich should be used to fund renewables, argues Peter Boyle.

Staff (2022-08-03). US approves massive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The US State Department approved the potential sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interceptors to the UAE and Patriot missile interceptors to Saudi Arabia in separate deals worth $5.3 billion.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Tense military standoff as US House Speaker Pelosi lands in Taiwan. wsws.org Biden has deliberately ignored Chinese warnings that Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was jeopardising the relations between the world's two largest economies and profoundly destabilising the Indo-Pacific.

Staff (2022-08-03). Hybrid war against Russia fraught with nuclear conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — A hybrid war against Russia is fraught with a nuclear conflict, which cannot be won by anyone, a high-ranking Russian foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

Vijay Prashad (2022-08-03). Chile's Lithium Provides Profit to Billionaires But Exhausts Land and People. zcomm.org The Atacama salt flat in northern Chile, which stretches 1,200 square miles, is the largest source of lithium in the world…


Anonymous669 (2022-08-03). In Video: Russian LMUR Missile Takes Out Ukrainian Pontoon Bridge. southfront.org The LMUR missile at in the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021. Source: the Analytical Network News Agency (ANNA). | The Russian military has taken out a pontoon bridge of Kiev forces in the Kherson region with an advanced Lightweight Multifunction Missile (LMUR), also known as the Izdeliye 305. | On August 1, Russian sources shared footage of the precision missile strike on the pontoon brigade, which Kiev forces used in a recent failed attempt to cross the Inhulets River near the set…

DLI (2022-08-03). US acted as self-appointed Judge & Executioner in murder of al Qaeda chief. indybay.org In the latest drone killing of alleged al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the US government acted as a self-appointed Judge and Executioner, without ever presenting any evidence to any international judicial body.

____ (2022-08-03). Pelosi's visit to Taiwan draws flak from HK leaders. ecns.cn Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu and leading officials of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Tuesday evening reprimanded the visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Nancy Pelosi.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Five Haitian migrants dead, dozens rescued as US escalates its anti-immigrant policies. wsws.org Five Haitian migrants drowned and 68 others were left stranded Thursday after being dropped off from a boat in waters near an island west of Puerto Rico.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-08-03). How violent Colombia became while Duque was in office. colombiareports.com Violence in Colombia escalated significantly during the regime of President Ivan Duque, according to an independent conflict monitor. In a report, conflict monitoring NGO Indepaz confirmed findings by a recent…


Ramzy Baroud (2022-08-03). Why Resistance Matters: Palestinians are Challenging Israel's Unilateralism, Dominance. mintpressnews.com Israeli politics has historically been predicated on the need for further colonialism, strengthening the Jewish identity of the state at the expense of Palestinians, and the constant quest for war. Recent events suggest that these factors are no longer controlled by Israel alone.

Robert S. Becker (2022-08-03). 'Hope is not a strategy,' but neither is despairing doom and gloom — axing 'never-give-up' activism. nationofchange.org The future looms as long as we live, breathe and think. "History" is knowable only after the fact.

Middle East Monitor (2022-08-03). Israel's Visa refusal to Palestinian Harvard Fellow sparks calls for Boycott of Apartheid State. juancole.com By Nasim Ahmed | ( Middle East Monitor ) Israel has refused to grant a visa permit to one of Gaza's highly acclaimed poet and former Harvard fellow, Mosab Abu Toha. Author of one of the shortlisted books for this year's Palestine Book Awards (PBA), Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-08-03). Palestine in Pictures: July 2022. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Paul Haeder (2022-08-03). Microaggressions: How Krill's Demise Will Bring Us the Green Sky. dissidentvoice.org Oh, so much in the news, in the stupendous news of the UK and EU and USA and Klanada and Ukraine. So much news about Japan wanting nukes, wanting the rising sun banner, again, lifting up with its imperial rays. So-so much about how dead the lands are becoming. First it was those cold winters …

Andrew Korybko (2022-08-03). Kenya's De Facto Compliance with Western Sanctions Endangers Its Food Security. globalresearch.ca

Huda Al Sousi (2022-08-03). Gaza's queen of quilling. electronicintifada.net Though Eman al-Tayeb's art has gained popularity outside Palestine, the Israeli occupation makes it difficult to ship her work abroad.

JANET (2022-08-03). Another war? U.S. uses Pelosi to provoke China. iacenter.org By Sara Flounders August 2, 2022 Bulletin: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan August 2. Here is the statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry: tinyurl.com/455vrnyb U.S. provocations against China have moved into high gear. Even as the war in Ukraine, instigated by Washington, unfolds with disastrous consequences for European economies and vibrates through the world economy, a more ominous confrontation is planned. The USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group is now in the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, with its accompanying battle group of warships, a guided missile cruise…

Jake Kallio, Benjamin Norton (2022-08-03). West Prepares to Plunder Post-war Ukraine with Neoliberal Shock Therapy. towardfreedom.org Western governments and corporations met in Switzerland to plan neoliberal economic policies to impose on post-war Ukraine, calling to cut labor laws, "open markets," drop tariffs, deregulate industries, and "sell state-owned enterprises to private investors." Jake Kallio and Benjamin Norton report for Multipolarista.

Contributing Writers (2022-08-03). Ukraine Deploying Petal Mines Against Donetsk Civilians/ Report by Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net READ MORE: |


Brittani Banks (2022-08-03). As the War in Ukraine Devastates the Nation's Ecosystems, the World Reaches Record-High Military Spending. independentmediainstitute.org In the U.S., proponents supporting military expansion and increasing defense spending have prevailed despite the more pressing need to divert all available resources to fight the impending disaster being faced by humanity: climate change. While ignoring the climate disaster, the U.S. is not only spending to boast its own military powers but also providing Ukraine …

_____ (2022-08-03). Outcomes in Ukraine and Russian Resilience Can be Served Up as the Perfect Scapegoat. journal-neo.org There is always a conflict between high principle and pragmatism. Embracing both is probably a wise strategy. But whether you can actually have anything both ways, or whether the outcome would mean anything if you did, remains to be seen. American policymakers, during their many attempts to isolate and antagonise Russia, should have been asking, …

Contributing Writers (2022-08-03). Twitter facilitates cyber terrorism and NATO-proxy war crimes in Ukraine/ By Vanessa Beeley. marktaliano.net Ukrainian Special Forces (SSO) sniper. Twitter allows blogger to doxx independent journalist on the ground in war zone Original Link Here: Twitter facilitates cyber terrorism and NATO-proxy war crimes in Ukraine (substack.com) Louise Mensch an online blogger, former UK Conservative MP, chick-lit author and committed Russophobe with a sizeable following on Twitter effectively called upon …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-03). The Hidden Truth about the War in Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Jacques Baud The cultural and historical elements that determine the relations between Russia and Ukraine are important. The two countries have a long, rich, diverse, and eventful history together. This would be essential if the crisis we are experiencing today were rooted in history. However, it is a product of the present. The war we…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-03). Ukraine: Weapons or Peace? A Conversation with Jacques Baud. libya360.wordpress.com Thomas Kaiser Former NATO, UN official Jacques Baud In this latest discussion, Jacques Baud explains the current situation in regards to the Ukraine conflict, while keeping an eye on the larger geopolitical maneuvering that is now taking place. Colonel Baud speaks with Thomas Kaiser of Zeitgeschehen im Fokus, the Swiss journal, through whose kind courtesy, we…

____ (2022-08-03). Grain cargo ship leaving Ukraine anchors off Istanbul for inspection. ecns.cn The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship "Razoni" loaded with 26,000 metric tons of Ukrainian corn arrives at the northern entrance of the Bosphorus strait for inspection in Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 2, 2022.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Spain signs military agreement with US amid US-NATO war in Ukraine. wsws.org The agreement will increase the number of US destroyers stationed at the southern Spanish naval base of Rota by half and the number of US Marines in Spain by 600.

Staff (2022-08-03). Headlines for August 3, 2022. democracynow.org Pelosi Vows "Ironclad" Support for Taiwan; China to Hold New Military Drills Near Island, Kansas Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional Amendment Banning Abortion, Justice Department Sues Idaho over Abortion Ban, Trump-Backed Election Deniers Win GOP Primaries in Arizona for Senate & Secretary of State, Michigan GOP Lawmaker Who Voted to Impeach Trump Loses Primary, Haley Stevens Defeats Andy Levin After AIPAC Spent $3M+ to Defeat Ex-Synagogue President in Michigan, Russia Accuses U.S. of Direct Involvement in Ukraine War, U.N. Brokers Deal to Extend Yemen Ceasefire by Two Months, U.S. Approves $…

Jessica Corbett (2022-08-03). UN Chief Says 'Grotesque' Fossil Fuel Greed Punishing the Poor, Destroying Planet. commondreams.org António Guterres outlined recommendations from a new report about how to handle the energy crisis exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine while working to meet global climate goals.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-03). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 3, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click tos see full-size image | Russia struck the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the AFU near Nikolaevka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the AFU near Veselaya Dolina with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the 65th Mechanized Brigade of the AFU near Yulievka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Artemovsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Ocheretino with high-precision missil…

____ (2022-08-03). 1st grain ship leaving Ukraine anchors off Istanbul for inspection. ecns.cn The first grain-laden cargo ship leaving the Ukrainian port under a UN-brokered deal anchors off Istanbul on the Black Sea on Tuesday, waiting to be inspected by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) before it resumes the voyage to Lebanon.

WSWS (2022-08-03). As inflation surges, France's TotalEnergies posts €18 billion super-profits. wsws.org Macron has defended the corporation's extortion of tens of billions from workers internationally as prices surge amid the NATO war with Russia in Ukraine.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-03). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On August 3, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russian forces claimed control of Semigorye village; | Russian forces claimed control of Travnevoe village; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the town of Peski ; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Avdiivka; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in Marinka; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Krasnogorovka; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Grygorivka; | Cl…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-03). Ukraine Uses Russian Invasion to Wreck Workers' Rights. southfront.org Trade Unions Building in Kiev in September 2018 during reconstruction. (VoidWanderer, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)Two new radical measures are prompting fears of Ukrainians losing workplace rights permanently as the war puts huge pressure on the country's economy, Thomas Rowley and Serhiy Guz report. | Written by Thomas Rowley and Serhiy Guz. Originally published by

Ann Brown (2022-08-03). Jim Clyburn Claimed Kamala Harris Becoming VP Proves America Isn't Racist, Now He Says America Is Moving In Direction Of Hitlerism. moguldom.com Veteran Democrat Congressman Jim Clyburn once agreed with Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) that the appointment of former senator Kamala Harris as the first Black vice president of the U.S. proves America isn't racist. "I agree with him on that. I don't think a racist country would have elected Barack Obama as President, or Kamala Harris …

Pablo Manríquez (2022-08-03). Senate Reacts to Kansas Abortion Vote Ahead of Midterm Elections. latinorebels.com After voters in Kansas, one of the most conservative states in the country, rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed state lawmakers to ban abortion, Latino Rebels asked senators if the issue of abortion rights could cost Republicans seats in November's midterm elections.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-08-03). Oficina de DD.HH. de ONU en Colombia condena asesinato de líder campesino. telesurtv.net Suman 110 los líderes asesinados en Colombia en 2022, y 1.337 desde la firma de los Acuerdos de Paz en 2016.

JANET (2022-08-03). Manchin bill could worsen climate crisis. iacenter.org By Betsey Piette August 1, 2022 Politicians and media pundits are lauding the yet to be passed $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act as "the most ambitious climate action" ever taken by Congress. However, considering that the U.S. Congress has never passed any significant climate legislation, the praise is a bit of a stretch. And the devil is in the details. In a surprise move July 28, Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer announced legislation that includes hundreds of billions of dollars for climate and energy programs. The announcement was all the more shocking considering that Manchin is…

Staff (2022-08-03). Mora to go to Vienna to discuss Borrell's JCPOA proposal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The EU coordinator of the JCPOA talks Enrique Mora said he is going to the Austrian capital of Vienna to discuss the EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell's JCPOA proposal.

TeleSUR-mcs- JL (2022-08-03). Denuncian asesinato de periodista en Guanajuato, México. telesurtv.net El gobernador del municipio, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez, orientó a la Secretaria de Gobierno del estado, Libia García, brindar todo el apoyo a las familias de quienes fallecieron.

Staff (2022-08-03). Leidis Viamonte a la final del lanzamiento de martillo entre juveniles. cubadebate.cu La cubana Leidis Viamonte consiguió marca de 58.99 y ocupó la plaza número doce en la ronda de clasificación del lanzamiento del martillo en el Campeonato Mundial sub-20 de Atletismo para conseguir el último boleto en disputa rumbo a la final de la prueba. Esta tarde compite Yarima García en la semifinal de 200 metros planos.

Staff (2022-08-03). Mundial de canotaje: Cirilo y Nuevo a la final del C2 a 500 metros. cubadebate.cu Cuba debutó este miércoles en el Campeonato Mundial de Canotaje que acoge la ciudad canadiense de Halifax con la clasificación a la final de Yarisleidis Cirilo y Katherin Nuevo en el C2 a 500 metros. Mientras, la dupla de Serguey Torres y Tabiani Diéguez llegó cuarta en su serie y estará en las semifinales en pos de llegar a la disputa de medallas.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Oil giants reap record profits from war, pandemic and skyrocketing prices. wsws.org As working class families the world over struggle to afford basic necessities amid historic inflation, driven by the pandemic and the US-NATO war against Russia, the world's largest multinational oil corporations are announcing record profits.

TeleSUR- lvm- JL (2022-08-03). Presidente argentino realiza visita a proyecto minero de litio. telesurtv.net La Casa Rosada, puntualizó que la planta de carbonato de litio, perteneciente a la minera china Zijin Mining aprovechara los recursos del salar de Laguna Verde.

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-03). Prophet Of Bitcoin Bubble Michael Saylor Steps Down As MicroStrategy CEO After $1B Loss. moguldom.com Michael Saylor, the co-founder of cloud software company MicroStrategy, is stepping down as CEO to take on a new role of executive chairman so he can focus more on Bitcoin after the company reported a $1 billion+ loss related to the falling price of the No. 1 crypto in the second quarter. "I will remain …

Rebekah (2022-08-03). A Proposed Wealth Tax on Colombia's 4,700+ Richest Would Raise $1 Billion. inequality.org

____ (2022-08-03). Iran's export to Oman to reach $1bn by yearend: TPOI. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) said that country's export of non-oil products to the Sultanate of Oman will hit $1 billion before the termination of the current year (to end March 20, 2023).

Jake Johnson (2022-08-03). Sanders Blasts 'Huge Giveaway' to Fossil Fuel Industry in Manchin Deal. commondreams.org "We cannot provide billions of dollars in new tax breaks to the very same fossil fuel companies that are currently destroying the planet."

Jason Ditz (2022-08-03). Iran, US, EU Envoys Return to Vienna for Nuclear Talks. news.antiwar.com An EU proposed text for the Iran nuclear deal has gotten enough momentum behind it that the US, Iran, and EU are all sending officials to Vienna for more talks. There are high hopes as the EU will mediate. | The EU has time and again saved the talks when the US was prepared to give up. US envoys are coming into the talks warily, once again. | Iran's negotiator says the key

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). McConnell and 25 Other Senate Republicans Issue Statement Supporting Pelosi's Taiwan Visit. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan,"

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). Pelosi Leaves Taiwan as China Prepares Effective Military Blockade. news.antiwar.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) departed Taiwan on Wednesday for South Korea and left in her wake soaring tensions between Taipei and Beijing as the Chinese military is preparing unprecedented military exercises Areas the PLA is closing off for drills, source: Xinhua | China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is closing off six areas around Taiwan from Thursday to Sunday and is expected to hold drills, including live-fire exercises…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). US Plan to Cap Russian Oil Price Draws More Skepticism. news.antiwar.com Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is still pushing an idea to put a price cap on Russian oil even as it draws more skepticism and warnings that the plan won't work. | The idea of Yellen's plan would be to deny financing and insurance on shipments of Russian oil if it's not being sold at a set price that would limit Moscow's profits. Mike Salthouse, the global claims director for a leading global shipping insurer, The North of England P&I Association Limited, said the plan…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). Pelosi Meets With Taiwan's Top Chip Industry Leaders. news.antiwar.com While in Taiwan House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Pelosi's trip came after Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act, Pelosi met with the chairman of Taiwa…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). Pelosi Accuses China of Threatening Taiwan and 'Democracy Itself,' Says US Cannot 'Stand By'. news.antiwar.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused China "We cannot stand by as the CCP proceeds to threaten Taiwan — and democracy itself," Pelosi said. She repeated a common line coming out of Washington that the world was facing a choice between "autocracy and democracy." | President Biden has framed the US rivalry with China and Russia as a global battle between "autocracy and democracy." He eve…

Jason Ditz (2022-08-03). IAEA: Good Words Not Enough, Iran Must Be Transparent and Compliant. news.antiwar.com Addressing Iran pointing out that they have no intention of obtaining nuclear arms, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi continued to claim Iran is expanding its program and that the IAEA can't verify what it is doing. He's under intense pressure to be unconvinced, to keep hostility toward Iran, and h…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2022-08-03). To reduce inflation, control corporate profits. nationofchange.org Everyone's concerned about inflation these days. But politicians are blaming government benefits instead of rising inequality and corporate profits.

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-03). Top Economists Predict 'Structural Inflation': 3 Reasons Why They Don't See Problem As Temporary. moguldom.com Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who repeatedly downplayed the risk of inflation in 2021, finally retired the word "transitory" to describe the inflationary outlook, acknowledging to Congress on Nov. 30 the growing risk of more persistent inflation. Whether inflation is transitory or structural depends on who you ask. Structural inflation is defined by CEOpedia as …

Editor (2022-08-03). Inflation as a political power play gone wrong — Project Syndicate op-e. mronline.org Pivotal economic crises frequently evoke multiple explanations that are all correct while missing the point.

John Bachtell (2022-08-03). Inflation Reduction Act: Will Sinema sacrifice the planet to save corporate profits? peoplesworld.org Senate Democrats appear on the verge of passing historic legislation to accelerate a national transition to clean energy, reduce energy costs, create tens of thousands of union jobs, and address environmental injustice. The surprise agreement, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), was brokered by Sens. Joe Manchin, W.Va, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, N.Y. All …

Bernie Sanders (2022-08-03). Bernie Sanders Explains the Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly of the Inflation Reduction Act. commondreams.org This legislation… has some good features, but also some very bad features.

Staff (2022-08-03). Senate Votes to Help Vets Poisoned by Military "Burn Pits." Why No Help for Sick Iraqis & Afghans? democracynow.org The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to expand healthcare and disability benefits to some 3.5 million former U.S. service members poisoned by toxic substances from waste burning pits on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The PACT Act, which now heads to President Biden's desk to be signed into law, is set to be the biggest expansion of health benefits to veterans in over 30 years but provides no aid to civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan who continue to bear the brunt of the health and economic impacts of the toxic burn pits. "The campaign for veteran healthcare could have been a…

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-08-03). Presidente de Sri Lanka llama a la unidad en medio de crisis. telesurtv.net Wickremesinghe señaló que esta es "una situación que nuestro país nunca había enfrentado en la historia reciente".

WSWS (2022-08-03). Sri Lankan SEP condemns police raids on Frontline Socialist Party. wsws.org The police raids on the FSP are part of an intensifying wave of repression being unleashed by Wickremesinghe's government aimed at crushing all anti-government opposition.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-08-03). Sri Lanka Democracy Movement at the Crossroads. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2022-08-03). 'Playing With Fire,' Says China After Pelosi Lands In Taiwan. popularresistance.org Chinese warplanes took to the skies and U.S. warships were on the move Tuesday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ignored warnings from Beijing, the Biden administration, and peace activists by becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit Taiwan. | "Are you here to support Taiwan or to provoke a war? What the hell are you doing here, Pelosi?" | Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a statement insisting the congressional delegation's trip to the island that most of the international community including the United States considers part of China "in no way contradicts" U.S. adherence to the "One China" po…

Fight Back (2022-08-03). Minneapolis forum criticizes US drone strikes, imperialism in Somalia. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 26, in response to the Biden administration's decision to deploy 500 special forces troops to Somalia, the Anti-War Committee hosted a forum with the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Minnesota and Women Against Military Madness to educate community members on the current political situation in Somalia. | Meredith Aby-Keirstead of the Anti-War Committee (AWC) introduced the event by describing how drone strikes in Somalia escalated under the Trump administration, and how President Joe Biden is continuing Trump's devastating policies. "The fact is that Biden amping this up again…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-03). FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning. libya360.wordpress.com Margaret Kimberley Omali Yeshitela, center, stands in front of his home on Friday, July 29, 2022, with his supporters. Jesse Bogan, Post-Dispatch The FBI targeted the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-03). Right Violations and War Crimes by Morocco Continue in Occupied Western Sahara. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch CODESA members. CODESA's first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara. The Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) released its first annual report on July 28 titled, "Continuous war crimes and crimes…

Misión Verdad (2022-08-03). A Closer Look at Colombia's Historic Pact Party. orinocotribune.com The alliance known as the Historic Pact (PH, or Pacto Historico) —a coalition of political forces, each with its own political and organic autonomy and independence— was formed for the purpose of winning the elections in order to defend the six following principles of their program: | The defense of life and of the Colombian Peace Accords. | Economic reactivation, the defense of employment and dignity for workers. | The decomodification of social rights and the defense of the public sector. | The preservation of natural resources and the environment | Pushing towards democracy and strengthening popula…

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-03). Ecuador: Key Aspects and Implications of the National Strike — Reasserting Control Over a Rogue Government. orinocotribune.com By Daniel Edgar Jul 29, 2022 | The massive Indigenous mobilization and social uprising in Ecuador that paralysed the country for most of June, led by the largest and most powerful Indigenous organization in the country (CONAIE), was ended and the blockade of major roads lifted on the 30th of June after the government reluctantly decided to negotiate and subsequently agreed to several of the key demands of the protestors. The respite may be temporary, however, as the organizers of the National Strike have made clear that if the government doesn't comply with the agreements reached the blockade will be reinst…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-08-03). CovertAction Bulletin: Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan Could Be Start of World War III. covertactionmagazine.com On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, marking a major escalation of U.S. aggression towards China. While this may not on it's face seem alarming, the reality is that the U.S. is playing with fire. 1979 was the last time that a U.S. head of state or member of the ruling party visited Taiwan. Since the 70's the official policy of the U.S. has been the One China policy, and this visit undermines this very policy. China's statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, "These moves, like playing with fire, are extremely dangerous. Those who play with fire will perish by it."

Staff (2022-08-03). La Guaira Envisions 3 Industrial Areas Within Its Special Economic Zone. orinocotribune.com Three industrial zones for La Guaira, to be developed within the framework of the Law of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), were proposed by regional government authorities during a special session of the National Assembly's Economic Commission held in the port of La Guaira. | The proposal focuses on an agricultural axis to develop the Carayaca and El Junko parishes, a tourist hub with a view to recovering the Sheraton and Meliá hotels, as well as Los Cocos beach in the Caraballeda parish, and a technological complex in the former Caracas warehouse of Urimare parish, as part of the Development Master Plan for the coa…

Staff (2022-08-03). VIDEO: Zionist bases evacuated in fear of Resistance response. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The footage shows the evacuation of the Zionist military bases near the Gaza border after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad warned Zionists in reaction to the arrest of Bassam al-Saadi, a senior Resistance leader in the West Bank.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). 27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's air defense zone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Twenty-seven Chinese warplanes flew into Taiwan's air defense zone after Pelosi's visit on Wednesday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Black women and uterine fibroids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is National Fibroid Awareness Month. Black women in the U.S. are up to three times more likely than white women to develop uterine fibroids. While noncancerous, fibroids can cause painful and excessive uterine bleeding, interfere with everyday life and self-image, and affect fertility.Symptoms can vary and so can the size and location of the fibroids, says Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist. She says treatment options are available and you don't need to suffer with symptoms….

WSWS (2022-08-03). Biden orders drone assassination of al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan. wsws.org Biden made it clear that the assassination of al-Zawahiri was a warning to anyone deemed an enemy by the US government, saying, "the United States will find you and take you out."

William Briggs (2022-08-03). Taiwan: Pelosi buckles on the armour of capitalist warrior. greenleft.org.au Nancy Pelosi's tour of Asia has deliberately and in a calculated manner heightened tensions in the region, writes William Briggs. It was designed to be provocative and has succeeded.

Ben Radford (2022-08-03). Government, developers helped create flood crises. greenleft.org.au Government inaction in the face of a warming climate, developer greed and poor planning are to blame for the catastrophic impacts of recent floods in New South Wales, argues Ben Radford.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-03). Escalation In Karabakh: Azerbaijan Combat Drones Kill Two Armenian Soldiers, Wound 14 Others (Videos). southfront.org The disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh experienced on August 3 a new round of military escalation, that saw the Azerbaijani combat drones attacking Armenian forces for the first time in several months. | The escalation began when the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said that Armenian forces had attacked Azerbaijani military positions in the region of Lachin, which is under the supervision of the Russian peacekeeping force, killing an Azerbaijani soldier. | Hundreds of Russian peacekeepers are current…

Edited ~ Brittany Bailer, Howard University (2022-08-03). Inaugural 2022 Golden Harvest Parade and Festival includes People of African Descent. indybay.org August 2022, we mark the anniversary of the long road to establishing the U.N. Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. Here in the Capitol Region of the State of California we are reimagining how to share the authentic story of free and enslaved people of African Descent in California History.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: ABCs of hepatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on July 28, bringing the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. It comes in many forms, including hepatitis A, B and C. But what do those letter designations mean, and how do they differ from one another? Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/3bfI2lLGOdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 58) is in the downloads at…

Staff (2022-08-03). Moscow warns against complete cut of relations with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Moscow may cut diplomatic relations with Washington if the United States designates Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Turkish warplanes again bomb northern Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The Turkish warplanes targeted an area in Duhok Governorate in northern Iraq on Wednesday in continuation of its operations under the pretext of fighting the PKK.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-03). Military Situation In Syria On August 3, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 3, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On August 3, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in the 45th regiment; | On August 3, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Kafr Taal area; | On August 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Maar Balit area; | On August 3, a leader of an armed group affiliated w…

Alastair Crooke (2022-08-03). The EU Has Begun its Retreat. "First Steps in Unraveling Energy and Food Sanctions on Russia" globalresearch.ca

Drago Bosnic (2022-08-03). Joe Biden's "Arms Control Talks" Offer to Russia — Genuine Move or More Hot Air? globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). Biden Sends Mixed Signals to Russia in Offer to Negotiate New START Replacement. globalresearch.ca

Tsvetana Paraskova (2022-08-03). EU, UK Delay Cutting Off Russia from Oil Insurance Market. globalresearch.ca

Infobrics (2022-08-03). Iran Weighs Benefits of BRICS Membership. infobrics.org Recently, Iran applied to join BRICS, a group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. On a global level, this forum represents 40% of the world population and 26% of the world economy…

Infobrics (2022-08-03). Gazprom, CNPC Sign Deal on Supplying Russian Gas to China. infobrics.org The deal sets out how the pipeline crosses the Ussuri river on the China-Russia border. Gazprom recently issued a five-year plan for large-scale work on Far East gasification…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-03). Black Activists From Uhuru Movement Handcuffed By FBI For Alleged Ties To Russian 2016 Election Interference. moguldom.com Black activists from the African People's Socialist Party and Uhuru Movement were searched and handcuffed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Missouri on July 29 for allegedly conspiring with a Russian national to interfere in the 2016 elections. In an unsealed indictment, the U.S. Department of Justice accused APSP Founder and Chairman Omali …

_____ (2022-08-03). Lavrov, Macron, Blinken and Africa. journal-neo.org From July 23 to 27, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Egypt, the Republic of Congo Brazzaville, Uganda and Ethiopia. During these visits, which covered the Northern, Eastern and Central Africa, he was received by the heads of these States, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers. The special significance of this visit was due to …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Russia says ready for new round of constructive Iran talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative in Vienna-based International Organizations said that the Russian negotiators stand ready in order to finalize the agreement in Iran and P4+1 talks.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Russia stresses need for JCPOA's implementation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — In the NPT review meeting, Russia emphasized the necessity of resuming the full implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal known as the JCPOA at the earliest.

Staff (2022-08-03). Russia's space agency to launch Iranian satellite into orbit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — A Russian space agency announced on Wednesday that it will launch Iran's Khayyam satellite into space.

____ (2022-08-03). TPOI, Russia Business Co. ink MoU to enhance trade coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and the "Business Russia" Company of the Russian Federation on Wednesday to develop and increase bilateral trade cooperation.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-08-03). The COVID-19 Endgame: Global Governance, "Digital Tyranny" and the Depopulation Agenda. globalresearch.ca

Ernst Wolff (2022-08-03). Video: The Current Hike in Interest Rates, Danger of Collapsing Supply Chains: Economist Ernst Wolf. globalresearch.ca

Prof Denis Rancourt (2022-08-03). COVID-Period Mass Vaccination Campaign and Public Health Disaster in the USA. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2022-08-03). Food Shortages: WEF Globalists Promote Diet of Bugs — and Cannibalism. globalresearch.ca

Ahmed Adel (2022-08-03). Beijing Reminds Taiwan of Its Power Through Blockade Disguised as Military Exercise. globalresearch.ca

Baxter Dmitry (2022-08-03). Spain Admits Spraying Deadly Chemtrails as Part of Secret UN Program: One Month after March 2020 Covid-19 Lockdown. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2022-08-03). Nancy has Landed in Taiwan: Here Are All The Latest Taiwan Headlines. globalresearch.ca

Richard Gale (2022-08-03). Mismanaging a Pandemic: Failures in the COVID-19 Narrative. globalresearch.ca

Paul Joseph Watson (2022-08-03). Germans Will be Able to Legally Change Their Gender Once a Year. globalresearch.ca

Jessica Corbett (2022-08-03). Kentucky 'now a forced-birth state' after judge reinstates abortion bansÔøº. nationofchange.org "We must codify the right to abortion in Congress," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "Pregnant people deserve to make their own healthcare decisions."

Paige Bennett (2022-08-03). Scientists develop new material to clean up forever chemicals. nationofchange.org This sustainable PFAS clean-up system could scale for commercial use, leading to a better way to remove these chemical pollutants from the environment.

Sabina Wildman (2022-08-03). Unions fight back, tell Amazon to stay out of healthcare. liberationnews.org On July 26 around 200 union workers and organizers from across California marched to One Medical Headquarters based in San Francisco's financial district, chanting "Whose Streets? Our Streets!"

Anonymous Contributor (2022-08-03). Freedom for Political Prisoners in Colombia. itsgoingdown.org The following is a fundraising call for the hundreds of political prisoners from the 2021 uprising in Colombia, initiated by a collective of groups in the so-called U.S. and Colombia. Donate here. Changes are afoot in Colombia, and the inauguration of President Gustavo Petro and Vice President Francia Marquez on August 7 marks an important…

Aruna Rodrigues (2022-08-03). Who Do You Trust for Medical Advice: Dr. Peter McCullough or Bill Gates? dissidentvoice.org John Leake is a best-selling "experienced non-fiction, true crime author." Having just read what must be described as an extraordinary 'telling' of the COVID-19 saga, The Courage to Face Covid-19 is the narration of true crime on a scale that could top the list in the history of 'man's inhumanity to man.' The book chronicles …

Editor (2022-08-03). Clinic defense in the era of Operation Rescue. mronline.org In the early '90s, anarchists and other feminists defended clinics with our bodies and taught each other how to do abortion techniques such as menstrual extraction safely.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (2022-08-03). The Work of Lifetimes and Generations. itsgoingdown.org Report from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief on recent projects and mobilizations across the so-called US. It has been too long since we shared an update about what has been happening with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. We have been slowly building power, responding to the many crises already here and preparing for future ones. Southern Louisiana…

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-03). Cuba's Díaz-Canel Calls for Unity Among Communist Parties Around the World. orinocotribune.com Havana, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina)—The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Miguel Díaz-Canel, commented that unity among the world's communist groups is necessary and urgent, Granma newspaper reported. | According to the newspaper, in a message to the International Forum of Marxist Parties, held virtually and organized by the Communist Party of China, the Cuban head of State expressed gratitude for the opportunity to exchange theoretical advances and practical experiences of these organizations. | In the text, read in front of representatives of 109 parties from all over the world by Rosario P…

Montreal Counter-Info (2022-08-03). Against Your Demands: Lessons from Occupy McGill. itsgoingdown.org Analysis and reflection on "Occupy McGill" campaign at McGill University. Originally posted to MTL Counter-Info. In 2022, I was an active anarchist in the two week occupation of McGill University. In the months prior to the occupation, I was part of the meetings that discussed the idea of pitching up tents in the Arts building. Back…

Shawgi Tell (2022-08-03). Privately-Operated Charter Schools Continue to Fail and Close. dissidentvoice.org Roughly 1 -200 privately-operated "innovative" charter schools close every year across America, leaving thousands of minority families high and dry. This trend has persisted for at least 30 years. Indeed, to date about 5,000 charter schools have closed since 1991. This is a huge number given the fact that there are only about 7, 0 charter schools …

Liberation Staff (2022-08-03). PSL statement — Victory in defense of abortion rights: Kansas votes NO. liberationnews.org In the first referendum since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and eviscerated abortion rights nationwide, Kansas voters have turned out to emphatically defend abortion rights.

Cecil Carey (2022-08-03). Boston teachers and students win 'Common Good' demands in tentative contract agreement with city. liberationnews.org If ratified in September, 10,000 educators will win their demands for pay equity, raises, inclusion and a pilot program to address student homelessness.

Ana Perdigón (2022-08-03). Chinese Investors Acknowledge Venezuela's Special Economic Zones Law. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan National Assembly Deputy Nicolás Maduro Guerra, president of the Venezuela-China Parliamentary Friendship Group, has reported that the Organic Law of Special Economic Zones will be presented to Chinese private investors. | The presentation of the Special Economic Zones Law arises from China's interest in exchanging experience and knowledge and strengthening projects in Venezuela. | Deputy Maduro Guerra made these comments af…

Anis Chowdhury (2022-08-03). Neo-colonial currency enables French exploitation. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR. Colonial-style currency board arrangements have enabled continuing imperialist exploitation decades after the end of formal colonial rule. Such neo-colonial monetary systems persist despite modest reforms.

Ann Brown (2022-08-03). 3 Things To Know About How Pelosi's Risky Gamble On Visiting Taiwan Creates Problems For Biden. moguldom.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just wrapped a two-day, whirlwind trip to Taiwan. During the trip, Pelosi met with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. While the trip was to show support for the self-ruled island in the face of threats from mainland China, some observers say the trip creates a problem for President Joe Biden. Here are …

B. from New York (2022-08-03). We Need the PUMP Act to Protect Nursing Workers Like Me. aclu.org As a woman working on Amtrak, first as a conductor and later as an engineer, my job posed challenges in many areas. At times it wasn't easy being the only woman on board. But, like most of the female employees that came before me and worked alongside me, we made it work the best we could. | It wasn't until I became pregnant in the spring of 2019 that I discovered how hard it would be to work for the railroad as a woman and, more importantly as a breastfeeding mother. | When I learned I was pregnant, I was nothing but smiles and happy tears. Making the decision to nurse my second baby was not a hard one for me.

Boothdw (2022-08-03). The Invention of Capitalism. scheerpost.com

Editor (2022-08-03). Conversation to build bridges of affection. mronline.org "Thanks for the meeting, for the time, and for building bridges," said the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez in a meeting in the afternoon of July 12 with a group of students from New York University's The New School, who are attending a summer course sponsored by Casa de las Américas.

Editor (2022-08-03). How trans rights activists changed Argentina. mronline.org Ten years ago Argentina passed groundbreaking gender identity laws, a victory won through solidarity, diverse tactics and longstanding activist traditions. The experience has lessons for us all, write Alessandra Viggiano and Siobhán McGuirk.

Editor (2022-08-03). To save the Planet, we must choose. mronline.org When Exxon's CEO is celebrating, you know there's a problem. But there's also a solution.

Editor (2022-08-03). Chile's Draft Constitution: Undemocratic—or Too Much Democracy? scheerpost.com By Ari Paul / FAIR Chileans will vote in September on whether to approve a new constitution that promises to address inequality and lack of democracy (Reuters, 7/4/22). It would replace the present constitution imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who came into power through a US-backed coup in 1973. The nation's newly elected …

Editor (2022-08-03). Facial Recognition Technology Down Under. scheerpost.com By Binoy Kampmark / CounterPunch The language is far from reassuring. Despite being caught red handed using facial recognition technology unbeknownst to customers, a number of Australia's large retail companies have given a meek assurance that they will "pause" their use. The naughty will only show contrition in the most qualified of ways. It all …

Editor (2022-08-03). Kansas Votes Overwhelmingly to Protect Abortion. scheerpost.com By Tatiana Cozzarelli / Kansans have voted to protect abortion rights in their state. Yes, Kansas — the deep red state where Trump won by more than 15 percentage points last election cycle has voted to protect abortion rights. In fact, Kansas has a history of violence against abortion providers, including the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller in 2009. | But the vote wasn't even close. At the time of publishing, the vote was roughly 60% in favor of abortion rights and 40% agai…

Editor (2022-08-03). Most Severe Outcomes of Global Climate Catastrophe 'Dangerously Unexplored'. scheerpost.com [ By Christopher Bonasia | This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation

Infobrics (2022-08-03). Algeria, Africa's Largest Natural Gas Exporter, Talks of Joining BRICS. infobrics.org "The BRICS interest us" as an alternative to traditional power centres, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said in a televised interview…

Infobrics (2022-08-03). Global security crisis impacts Middle Eastern countries. infobrics.org The only way to contain the effects of this crisis is to avoid any destabilizing role through abdication of foreign involvement.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-03). Why An Increasing Number Of Black Americans Are Building Community In Mexico. moguldom.com An increasing number of Black Americans are searching for refuge outside the United States, and Mexico has become a popular destination. Demetria Brown quit her law enforcement job and moved to Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast in 2020 after a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd. "Watching that video — my heart broke and …

JANET (2022-08-03). Panamá: Workers strike, win price rollback. iacenter.org By Deborah Rodriguez August 2, 2022 The author was in Panama City, Panama, on a school trip with her daughter when the national strike to reduce prices began July 1. She combines her observations with research to tell this story. The Panamanian people have won a significant battle. They have been in the streets since July 1 demanding their government reduce the cost of living and necessary goods, whose prices impact the day-to-day lives of Panamanian people. They also demanded the government abandon the protection of neoliberal rules that protect the power elite of the co…

Khalil Bendib (2022-08-03). Merrick Garland Hears No Evil. otherwords.org Get a full-res version

Mitchell Zimmerman (2022-08-03). Anti-Abortion Extremism Is Scaring Voters. It Should. otherwords.org Our country may be divided on the issue of abortion. But when it comes down to it, most Americans believe that it's a pregnant person's right to decide for themselves whether to continue a pregnancy. | That's not only a blue-state attitude — it's just as true in conservative states like Kansas. | By

Owen Schalk (2022-08-03). Once Led By a Fierce Champion of Anti-Colonialism in Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo Has Effectively Been Recolonized by Western Capital. covertactionmagazine.com The United States does the heavy lifting, but Canada provides consistent behind-the-scenes support to enable the plunder of Congo and …

Staff (2022-08-03). US Department of Justice Requests Argentina Seize EMTRASUR Boeing 747. orinocotribune.com Caracas, August 2, 2022 ( According to a st…

Staff (2022-08-03). Free Khalil Awawdeh! Call to action and resources as Palestinian detainee enters 154th day of hunger strike. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh is continuing his hunger strike for the 154th day as his health condition continues to deteriorate. Awawdeh, 40, from Idna near al-Khalil, is on hunger strike to end his detention without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention." He briefly stopped his strike on the 111th day, when he was told an agreement …

TeleSUR, jaa, SH (2022-08-03). Justicia peruana sentencia a Tercer vicepresidente del Congreso. telesurtv.net La lectura integral de la sentencia contra el acusado Wilmar Elera García se realizará el próximo 11 de agosto.

____ (2022-08-03). China sees rising vegetation coverage from 2000 to 2021: blue paper. ecns.cn China is becoming greener, with a steady increase in its vegetation coverage from 2000 to 2021, according to an official blue paper released Wednesday.

Staff (2022-08-03). Inauguran XVI Festival Internacional de Cine de Gibara. cubadebate.cu El reconocido actor cubano Jorge Perugorría, presidente del XVI Festival Internacional de Cine de Gibara (FICGibara) inauguró en la noche de este martes, con un vídeo desde Madrid, España, la XVI edición de este certamen multicultural que se extiende en esta urbe hasta el próximo día seis, con un amplio programa de actividades.

TeleSUR- jaa- JL (2022-08-03). Lanzan candidatura cuatripartita suramericana para mundial de fútbol 2030. telesurtv.net "Va a haber más mundiales, pero 100 años se van a celebrar por única vez", resaltó el presidente de la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol, Alejandro Domínguez.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Tensions in Karabakh reportedly escalates. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Tensions in Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has escalated as the Armenian side accuses the other side of conducting drone attack on its forces.

TeleSUR, mcs, SH (2022-08-03). Irán denuncia en la ONU amenazas militares por parte de Israel. telesurtv.net Las autoridades militares iraníes han avisado a la comunidad internacional que Israel pone en peligro la seguridad regional y mundial.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Coal millionaire Manchin promotes Democrats' phony "climate" bill. wsws.org For the coal, oil and gas corporations, the main producers of greenhouse gases, the measure is an unabashed boondoggle.

TeleSUR, gao, SH (2022-08-03). Estado de Kansas, EE.UU. vota a favor del derecho al aborto. telesurtv.net Más del 60 por ciento de los electores votó contra la enmienda constitucional para restringir el derecho al aborto.

Mark Kreidler (2022-08-03). In the Face of Federal Inaction, Local Governments Tackle Labor Issues. zcomm.org The L.A. City Council's recent approval of a hotel worker protection measure is part of a growing trend…

Anonymous669 (2022-08-03). NDF Missile Strike Kills Or Wounds Dozen HTS Militants In Syria's Aleppo (Video). southfront.org . | On August 3, fighters from the Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) in the Shiite towns of Nubl and al-Zahraa in the northern Aleppo countryside targeted a minibus carrying militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on the nearby mountain of Shiek Aqeel with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). | The ATGM strike claimed the lives of four militants of HTS and wounded at least eight others. The death toll from the strike could raise as five of the wounded are reportedly in a critic…

TeleSUR, gao, SH (2022-08-03). Presidente argentino juramentará al nuevo ministro de Economía. telesurtv.net Sergio Massa es el tercer ministro de Economía en menos de dos meses para dar solución a la subida de precios y la devaluación de la moneda.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-08-03). Lluvias monzónicas dejan 2 fallecidos en Pakistán. telesurtv.net La Autoridad Nacional de Gestión de Desastres informó un total de 2 fallecidos, de los cuales se contabilizan 191 niños.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-08-03). China rechaza reunión entre Nancy Pelosi y la presidenta de Taiwán. telesurtv.net El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de China afirmó que EE.UU. se ha convertido en el "mayor destructor" de la paz y la estabilidad regional en el Estrecho de Taiwán.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). 9 common questions about genetic testing for cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your genes play a role in nearly all areas of your health. A gene is like an instruction manual for your body that tells your body how to function, develop and stay healthy. People have about 20,000 genes in their bodies. Many health conditions have a genetic link. Genetic testing can help you and your health care team understand if you have an increased risk for developing certain conditions that are present in your family….

____ (2022-08-03). Free spicy crayfish offered in Chongqing to boost night-time economy. ecns.cn A free Crayfish Fine-Cuisine Carnival was held in the Meixin Wine Town in Fuling, Chongqing on July 30.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-03). Primer barco de granos de Ucrania sale de Estambul hacia Líbano. telesurtv.net Un barco cargado con más de 26.000 toneladas de maíz partió este lunes de Odesa, Ucrania, con destino al Líbano.

____ (2022-08-03). Nine killed, injured in stabbing at Chinese kindergarten. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Three people have been killed and six more injured in a stabbing at a kindergarten in the Chinese province of Jianxi.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-03). Al-Qaeda Top Leaders In Syria Mourn Al-Zawahiri. southfront.org Ayman al-Zawahiri as seen in one of his video messages. | Top leaders of the Syria-based terrorist group Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have mourned al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri who was killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghanistan. | HTS was first established in 2012 as the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's main branch in Syria. In 2016, the terrorist group changed its name and claimed that it had split from al-Qaeda. Since then, the group has been ruling over the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Despite…

Staff (2022-08-03). Presentarán este sábado libro dedicado al adulto mayor en Centro Histórico de La Habana. cubadebate.cu Este sábado 6 de agosto, en el espacio Sábado del Libro, se presentará el título Renacer del Dr Cs. Alfredo Ceballos Mesa, publicado por la Editorial de la Mujer. La presentación tendrá lugar en la Calle de Madera del Centro Histórico de La Habana, y se transmitirá a las 11: 00 a.m. por el canal de YouTube del Ministerio de Cultura.

WorkWeek (2022-08-03). Voices From Uvalde, Mooney Cult Murder Connection To JPN Abe's Murder & Rev Poets Brigade. indybay.org WorkWeek covers Voices From Uvalde , The Mooney Cult Murder Connection To Japan PM Abe & Poetry From The Revolutionary Poets Brigade…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Heat and how it affects medication. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Finding ways to keep your body cool during extremely high temperatures is important and so is ensuring your medications aren't exposed to extreme heat. Scott Hall, a Mayo Clinic pharmacist, says medications can become degraded during temperature changes. He says some medications also can cause heat intolerance. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/7hM14G0Z__Y Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Temperature can impact…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Diets higher in calcium and potassium may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones, Mayo Clinic study finds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — ≠ Kidney stones can cause not only excruciating pain but also are associated with chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. If you've experienced a kidney stone once, you have a 30% chance of having another kidney stone within five years. Changes in diet are often prescribed to prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones. However, little research is available regarding dietary changes for those who have one incident of kidney stone formation versus those…

Staff (2022-08-03). China publica nuevas imágenes de sus ejercicios militares cerca de Taiwán ante visita de Pelosi. cubadebate.cu El Comando del Teatro Oriental del Ejército de Liberación Popular de China ha organizado este miércoles ejercicios conjuntos de sus fuerzas tanto en el mar como en el aire cerca de Taiwán ante la visita de la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU., Nancy Pelosi. La agencia Xinhua informó que las maniobras rodean a Taiwán desde todas las direcciones.

Heidi Harmon, former SLO mayor (2022-08-03). Roof top should be affordable for all-don't tax it! indybay.org We gathered proudly chanting "Don't tax the sun" in front of PG&E's office in downtown San Luis Obispo during a Don't Tax the Sun statewide rally and tour. We are living in a climate emergency and oppose a tax targeted at net energy metering currently being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission. Help us stop the proposed tax and save our planet.

Slingshot collective (2022-08-03). Sunday 8/21: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #136. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-03). How the CIA Gave Birth To ISIS. southfront.org | The Islamic State is one of the most brutal terrorist to ever exist. But they would be no Islamic State without the intervention of the United States and its allies in Iraq. An invasion based on In 2003, the…

TeleSUR, ysm, SH (2022-08-03). Comisión Chilena de DD.HH. apoya proyecto de Carta Magna. telesurtv.net La Cchdh reconoce los aciertos del proyecto constitucional y pide participación ciudadana en el plebiscito del 4 de septiembre.

The Associated Press (2022-08-03). Record Amount of Seaweed Choking Shores in Caribbean. latinorebels.com Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism, and releasing stinky, noxious gases.

Labor Video Project (2022-08-03). Rank & File Threaten UAW Bureaucracy's Agenda At 2022 Convention: Report By Frank Hammer. indybay.org The rank and file at the 2022 UAW Constitutional Convention were able to challenge the UAW Administration Caucus which has been enveloped in a massive corruption scandal. They were able to push for $ 0 a week with a successful vote on the third day of the convention and the next day the bureaucracy overturned it. There will also be elections in October with 4 candidates.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-08-03). Rusia romperá relaciones con EE.UU. si es nombrada terrorista. telesurtv.net La portavoz de la cancillería rusa afirmó que Washington corre el riesgo de cruzar finalmente el punto de no retorno".

WSWS (2022-08-03). Autoworkers eager to back Will Lehman's campaign for UAW president. wsws.org Workers from Michigan, Illinois and other states welcomed Will Lehman's nomination and expressed support for his call for workers to abolish the UAW bureaucracy and establish rank-and-file power.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-08-03). Hallan una fosa común con restos de seis personas en Ecuador. telesurtv.net En los últimos meses se han incrementado los crímenes y acciones violentas en torno a Guayaquil y a otros puntos de la costa ecuatoriana.

____ (2022-08-03). Restored giant Buddha statue of Lushena unveiled in Longmen Grottoes. ecns.cn Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2022 shows the restored giant Buddha statue of Lushena in the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, central China's Henan Province.

Staff (2022-08-03). Al-Nakhalah hails Iran, Leader for supporting Resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Leader of the Revolution for supporting the Resistance of the Palestinian nation.

WSWS (2022-08-03). Why did Volkswagen fire CEO Herbert Diess? wsws.org Volkswagen is preparing a new wave of job cuts, wage reductions and productivity increases—and Diess is no longer seen as the right man to implement this in collaboration with the IG Metall union and Works Council.

Staff (2022-08-03). Mujeres al Sur: Aliadas (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Ya llegó nuestro episodio número 12, Aliadas, dedicado al abuso sexual, el acoso y otras formas de violencia, así como la sororidad de las mujeres ante este tipo de hechos.

TeleSUR- jaa- JL (2022-08-03). Aumentan a cuatro los decesos por incendio forestal en EE.UU. telesurtv.net El McKinney, ubicado en el Bosque Nacional Klamath, constituye el mayor incendio forestal de California en lo que va de 2022.

____ (2022-08-03). Tsai Ing-wen, DPP authorities to push Taiwan into disaster by colluding with foreign forces: spokesperson. ecns.cn The attempts by Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities to collude with foreign forces will push Taiwan into the abyss of disaster, said a mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's 2022—2023 "Best Hospitals" rankings. U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings in 2012, with Mayo Clinic in Rochester ranked No. 1 in Minnesota since the beginning. This year marks a decade that Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state, while Mayo Clinic in…

Staff (2022-08-03). Turkish fighterjets target N Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources on Tuesday evening reported that Turkish fighterjets have attacked areas in the country's Kurdistan region.

WSWS (2022-08-03). UK Labour Party expels Audrey White after confrontation with Sir Keir Starmer. wsws.org Since Corbyn handed the leadership to Starmer—whom he twice promoted to the cabinet—more than 1 ,000 people have quit the party.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-08-03). Falta de consenso estanca diálogo político por la paz en Haití. telesurtv.net En medio de un contexto en el cual todos los poderes del Estado se encuentran incompletos o en situación de alegalidad.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-08-03). México defiende soberanía energética frente a EE.UU. y Canadá. telesurtv.net El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador descarta que México salga del Tratado de Libre Comercio con EE. UU. y Canadá.

Staff (2022-08-03). Real Taiwan crisis is only starting: analysis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The impact of the US House speaker's trip to the island may play out "for years", an American newspaper's columnist predicts…

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-08-03). Estado de Kentucky en EE.UU. prohíbe temporalmente el aborto. telesurtv.net El juez Larry E. Thompson del Tribunal de Apelaciones apoyó la solicitud del fiscal general del estado, Daniel Cameron.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-03). OPEP+ aprueba ligero aumento de la producción para septiembre. telesurtv.net Los países miembros de la OPEP y sus aliados explicaron que atendieron las demandas para elevar la producción de crudo, pero con precaución.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-08-03). MAGA and MAGA lite candidates win Republican primaries. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX—While Kansans' resounding support for abortion rights and rejection of Republican attempts to take away their constitutional rights took the headlines in the August 2 primaries, the results in other states showed that, among Republicans voting in their party's primaries, Trumpites and outright fascists won the Republican nods. Two exceptions were the victories of Reps. …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-03). Minnesota boy involved in boating accident discharged from hospital after making miraculous recovery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Five-year-old Vincent Koenig is heading home from Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, after making a miraculous recovery from a boating accident. The little boy from Red Wing, Minnesota, was rescued from the Mississippi River after his family's boat was struck by a barge. While Vincent was wearing a life jacket, he was submerged underwater between 10 and 12 minutes. His dad spotted his orange shoes and pulled him ashore. People on-site performed…

David Giesen (2022-08-03). Monday 8/1: Promoting socio-economic reciprocity throughout fall election campaigns. indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/92884047862?pwd=RTFBcVRYNHFoQW…

WSWS (2022-08-03). Karl Marx and Capitalism — A remarkable exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum. wsws.org The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in central Berlin is currently hosting a remarkable exhibition on the life and work of Karl Marx.

____ (2022-08-03). Chinese scientists identify molecular mechanism of plant growth. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have mapped out the structure of a protein that regulates plant growth, a discovery that could be potentially used in the future to improve crop yield.

Diana Scott (2022-08-03). Portrait of 'Fighter' Emmy Lou Packard at Richmond Art Center. peoplesworld.org RICHMOND, Calif. — Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience is a stunning, if overdue, retrospective exhibition of an artist largely ignored in her lifetime by critics—even though she worked directly with Diego Rivera, mentoring and inspiring a generation of Bay Area muralists in her late years. She died in 1998 at age 83. A southern …

John Feffer (2022-08-03). Turning People into Corporations?! fpif.org You've heard about corporations being treated like people. It's one of the outrages of the Citizens United decision some years back by the Supreme Court, that corporations have a right to free speech just like individuals and therefore can contribute unlimited money to candidates running for office. Bye-bye, democracy. | Now there's a movement afoot to go the other way and turn people into corporations. | Yes, I know, some people like Elon Musk and Donald Trump already act pretty much like corporations. When the famous turn themselves into brands—pop stars, mega-athletes—they basically transform thems…

TeleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-08-03). Conoce algunas de las palabras más bonitas del idioma español. telesurtv.net Hay vocablos que caracterizan las situaciones vividas y en dependencia de eso cada sensación o experiencia adquieren un significado mayor del que antes tenían.

Eleanor J. Bader (2022-08-03). Rent Is Skyrocketing Everywhere and US Tenants Are Paying the Price. commondreams.org As the median rent spikes to $2,000 across the country, housing justice activists double down on efforts to counter price-gouging landlords.

Emir Sader (2022-08-03). América Latina y el Caribe Un futuro de proyectos colectivos. globalizacion.ca América latina ha recuperado el derecho a tener un futuro. Al elegir una gran mayoría de gobiernos soberanos, volvió a tener la posibilidad de decidir sobre su destino. En el modelo neoliberal, los países están condenados a los mecanismos del…

Joel Richards (2022-08-03). Argentina's Summer of Discontent. america.cgtn.com The heat in Argentina was so extreme last summer that the country came close to being the hottest place on earth. The searing heat, combined with an acute drought, greatly affected the crops and cattle on the countryside. Buenos Aires saw daily energy shortages.

Staff (2022-08-03). UK, France stockpiles of nuclear weapons should be limited. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — China believes the UK and France should be included in the process of reducing nuclear arms, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Arms Control Department Director-General Fu Cong said on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-08-03). Iran not to hesitate taking any action in interest of nation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says that Iran has a strong will for lifting the anti-Iranian sanctions and does not hesitate to take any actions that are in the interests of the Iranian nation.

Leon Kunstenaar, event announcement (2022-08-03). Haitians Demand Reparations at French Consulate and Citibank. indybay.org France: Amount Due to Haiti $21,685,135,571.48…

Staff (2022-08-03). 4 Taliban forces killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan's Kunar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Four Taliban forces were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Kunar province in Afghanistan.

Lucystock (2022-08-03). The Weekly Round-up: industrial action laws, prioritising menopause, and Crown Court cameras. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news On Monday 25 July, the Court of Appeal refused permission to appeal against a decision to end 12-year old Archie Battersbee's life support treatment. The decision was stayed for 48 hours — until 2pm on Wednesday — to allow Archie's parents to apply to the European Court of Human Rights for interim …

Staff (2022-08-03). Federación Internacional de Gimnasia confirma apoyo a escuela nacional de ese deporte en Cuba. cubadebate.cu El presidente de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia, Morinari Watanabe, visitó este miércoles la escuela nacional de ese deporte en La Habana. Allí fue recibido por Roberto León Richards, titular del Comité Olímpico Cubano (COC) y de la federación de este deporte en la Isla, acompañado por Osvaldo Vento Montiller, presidente del Inder.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-03). Gobierno Talibán condena ataque aéreo de EE.UU. en Kabul. telesurtv.net El portavoz talibán Zabihullah Mujahid confirma que un ataque con aviones no tripulados de EE. UU. golpeó ayer una casa residencial en Kabul.

Mohawk Nation News (2022-08-03). Mohawk Mothers Demand Pope Leave. indybay.org Kanien'kehà : ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers) demand that the Pope must leave our land and take the cross and all of the symbols of their atrocities with him. Indigenous people see it as how the Jewish people see the swastika. McGill must stop bulldozing alleged unmarked graves before any investigation.

Staff (2022-08-03). Parliament approves Iran-Belgium extradition treaty. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Iranian members of parliament Wednesday ratified the extradition treaty with Belgium.

Staff (2022-08-03). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on August 3. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, August 03.

De-Fence Phest (2022-08-03). Friday 7/29: De-Fence Phest. indybay.org People's Park Berkeley…

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