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2021-08-03: News Headlines

Richard C. Gross (2021-08-03). Sacrificing Truth to Stay in Power. counterpunch.org "Truth is too simple for us: we do not like those who unmask our illusions." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Republicans blaming Democrats for not having enough police to keep Trump's stormtroopers from besieging the Capitol is like getting caught robbing a bank and blaming its officials for not hiring enough guards to prevent a robbery. You

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-08-03). Paving a Pathway to Citizenship Also Means Paving a Pathway to Recovery. counterpunch.org As Democratic lawmakers wrangle over a $3.5 trillion recovery package, immigrant rights advocates and faith leaders are demanding the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living and working in the United States. Faith in Action, the largest faith-based grassroots organization in the country, and the LA RED Campaign, its immigration

_____ (2021-08-03). Tenants Fear 'Tsunami Of Evictions' As Moratorium Ends. popularresistance.org After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to expire over the weekend, thousands of eviction proceedings filed by landlords are working their way through court systems across the United States. The vast majority of federal funds meant for rental assistance, which could forestall an eviction, were never even disbursed.

Ann Brown (2021-08-03). Democrats Stop Talk Of Structural Racism After Election, Let Covid Eviction Moratorium Expire. moguldom.com Hot topics during the 2020 presidential election campaign included reparations, structural racism and covid relief programs such as the eviction moratorium. Post-election, these topics have seemingly gone away. The covid eviction moratorium expired July 31 and liberal Democrats are blasting the White House for not extending it. Several progressive Dems have protested. "The White House …

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-08-03). Only $3 Bn. of Federal $46 Bn rental assistance dollars reach renters, as eviction moratorium ends. juancole.com By Brooke Newman | — ( Cronkite News) — WASHINGTON — The federal government's COVID-19 moratorium on renter evictions ended Saturday, leaving thousands of Arizona renters vulnerable while state and local officials have distributed just a fraction of the funding aimed at keeping people in their homes. Government agencies in Arizona received almost $495 million …

_____ (2021-08-03). Democrats Took Millions From Real Estate Interests Before Allowing Eviction Moratorium to End. commondreams.org "Andrew Cuomo is unfit to lead and must resign or be removed from office."

Staff (2021-08-03). End of Moratorium Could Fuel Wave of "Invisible Evictions," Organizers Warn. truthout.org Housing justice organizers are bracing for a wave of evictions after a federal eviction moratorium expired and rent deadlines hit over the weekend, leaving an estimated A national moratorium on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent th…

Staff (2021-08-03). Headlines for August 3, 2021. democracynow.org Louisiana Orders Mask Mandate as U.S. Logs Highest Coronavirus Toll Since February, Federal Employees Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Face Regular Tests, U.S., U.K. Say Afghan Taliban Massacred Civilians in Spin Boldak, State Department Offers to Resettle Thousands of Afghans Who Worked with U.S. , Refugee Advocates Sue as Biden Admin Continues Trump-Era Border Policy, HHS Watchdog to Probe Reports of Dire Conditions at Migrant Youth Detention Camp , Progressives Blast White House for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire, 200+ Arrested at D.C. Protest Demanding End to Filibuster, Voting Rights, Study: Gerryma…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Biden washes his hands of responsibility for mass evictions. wsws.org A statement issued by the White House Monday, after the expiration of the nearly year-long ban on evictions due to the pandemic crisis, promised no action at all.

Anish R M (2021-08-03). Millions threatened with evictions in the US, who is to blame? peoplesdispatch.org Millions of tenants across the United States are at risk of being evicted over the next two months, as the 11-month long eviction ban by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) expired on July 31…

The Socialist Program (2021-08-03). Fightback! 8 Million families facing eviction and foreclosures. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the Democratic Party leadership in Congress and the Biden administration are failing to act in the face of impending mass evictions. They also discuss the grassroots movement against evictions — including the sit-in outside Congress by Rep. Cori Bush, the latest from the Olympics, the surge in Covid infections, Peru's new left wing government, and more.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-03). Israel's Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case. peoplesdispatch.org The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent…

Staff (2021-08-03). Palestinians Reject Deal That Turns Settlers Into Landlords in Sheikh Jarrah. truthout.org The Israeli Supreme Court this week offered Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah a compromise in their ongoing fight to block Jewish settlers from forcibly expelling them from their own homes. The high court proposed that Palestinian families could stay in their homes for now if they begin paying rent to the Jewish settler group that claims ownership over the properties — a deal the families rejected, insisting they are the legal owners. The planned evictions in East Jerusalem helped spa…

Staff (2021-08-03). Palestinians Reject Israeli Court's Deal That Would Put Them at "Mercy of Settlers" in Sheikh Jarrah. democracynow.org The Israeli Supreme Court this week offered Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah a compromise in their ongoing fight to block Jewish settlers from forcibly expelling them from their own homes. The high court proposed that Palestinian families could stay in their homes for now if they begin paying rent to the Jewish settler group that claims ownership over the properties — a deal the families rejected, insisting they are the legal owners. The planned evictions in East Jerusalem helped spark the last war in Gaza in May and have galvanized international support for Palestinians facing dispossession from sett…

Nicholas Stender (2021-08-03). Eviction tsunami crashes, Democrats shrug shoulders. zcomm.org An all-out struggle by the working class is the only hope to prevent perhaps the worst eviction crisis in the country's history…

Blake Skylar (2021-08-03). A view of homelessness from my firsthand experience. peoplesworld.org 'Homelessness' is a ubiquitous term. It's routinely spoken of on the news, and its victims occupy the streets of nearly every U.S. city and town, so often seen with our eyes and so rarely felt with our hearts. It is all too frequently written off as a sad part of life, yet an unchangeable facet …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-08-03). Fed Up With Democrats, Thousands March to Demand Medicare for All. zcomm.org Neither the ACA nor the American Rescue Plan's health care provisions ensure that all Americans have good-quality free health care…

news.un (2021-08-03). 700-plus healthcare workers and patients killed in attacks on facilities: WHO. news.un.org More than 700 healthcare workers and patients have died, and more than 2,000 have been injured in attacks on health facilities since December 2017, according to a three year analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) released on Tuesday.

Juan Cole (2021-08-03). Living in the Dark: Palestinians in Gaza, besieged by Israel and deprived of Electricity, Can't even Refrigerate their Food. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has released a detailed study of life for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that is just as depressing as you would imagine. The electricity situation there has been touch and go for years, in large part because of the illegal Israeli civilian blockade …

Jack Dresser (2021-08-03). Political Incongruities in the Olympic Games. Apartheid South Africa, Fragmented Palestine. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-03). 'We Are the Owners': Palestinians Refuse to Concede Land Rights to Israelis in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org Turner and her legions of supporters want nothing less than to transform the Democratic Party into what we desperately need in America: a party that addresses the needs of both people and planet.

Angela (2021-08-03). Friday 8/6: Education Webinar: Determined To Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village. indybay.org Facebook…

Max Blumenthal (2021-08-03). Cuba's cultural counter-revolution: U.S. gov't-backed rappers, artists gain fame as 'catalyst for current unrest'. mronline.org Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the U.S. government's assault on the Cuban revolution.

Kathryn Guerrera (2021-08-03). Engineered rebellion: Eyewitness report on the anti-government protests in Cuba. peoplesworld.org The following eyewitness account of the recent anti-government protests in Cuba comes from Kathryn Guerrera, a writer with the Canadian progressive publication, People's Voice. As someone with family members that live in Cuba, who was in Cuba during the anti-government protests that occurred on July 11, I found myself in a unique and disturbing position …

Carla Stea (2021-08-03). El presidente López Obrador reivindica la independencia de México. Se opone a la injerencia de Estados Unidos, en solidaridad con Cuba. globalizacion.ca SIMON BOLIVAR: "Estados Unidos parece destinado por la providencia a plagar de miseria a América Latina en nombre de la libertad". | En un valiente y desesperadamente necesario reconocimiento de la verdad, el canciller de México , Marcelo Ebrard , en…

Elson Concepción Pérez (2021-08-03). øIntervenciones humanitarias?, Allá quien lo crea. globalizacion.ca Resulta cínico y totalmente delirante que, solo conociendo los ejemplos de las dos últimas décadas, alguien dentro de la administración estadounidense o ebrio del odio o de sus dólares, se atreva a sugerir una ´intervención humanitaria ª contra Cuba. | Hay ejemplos…

Samuel Farber (2021-08-03). Why Cubans Protested on July 11. zcomm.org Is this the beginning of the end of fear in Cuba?>

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-08-03). Cuba — El reino de este mundo. globalizacion.ca Tienen que ocurrir terremotos o magnicidios para que el nombre de Haití emerja del oscuro manto de silencio que lo envuelve. Es probable que, una vez concluidos los funerales de Estado que corresponden a la jerarquía del Presidente asesinado, el…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-08-03). Friendly nations provide much-needed aid to Cuba. greenleft.org.au Despite the economic blockade, emergency food relief is reaching Cuba, thanks to international solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Staff (2021-08-03). President Maduro: COVAX Vaccines for 6 Million Venezuelans to Arrive in Next Few Days. orinocotribune.com United Nation's COVAX system will finally send vaccines to Venezuela to immunize at least six million citizens in the coming days, President Nicolás Maduro reported this Sunday, August 1. In a broadcast on Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), the head of state indicated that the COVAX system confirmed that the planes carrying the vaccines would soon arrive in the country. | Maduro also pointed out that planes from Cuba with Abdala doses would also arrive in the coming days. He assured that the months of August and September will be key for the advancement mass immunization process. He pointed out that the objective is…

Andrew Korybko (2021-08-03). Is Russia Recalibrating Its De Facto Alliance with Israel in Syria? globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Military Situation In Syria On August 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On August 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | — On August 2, the rebels central committee in Daraa rejected the demands of the SAA to hand over weapons and enter military checkpoints to Daraa al-Balad | — On August 3, clashes between former rebels and the SAA were reported in…

Editor2 (2021-08-03). The Hidden Victories in Daniel Hale's Sentence. orinocotribune.com By John Kiriakou — Jul 30, 2021 | I had the honor this week of showing my support for drone whistleblower Daniel Hale by attending his sentencing at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, the so-called "espionage court." I've known Daniel for a few years, and I consider him a friend. I also believe that he's a bona fide American hero. | Daniel was arrested in 2013 after telling Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept that, as a drone operator, he had participated in the murder of an unknown number of civilians who were later reported to be legitimate attacks on "enemy combatants." He provided Scahill with s…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Forty years since the PATCO strike: Part one. wsws.org With PATCO, history exposed as unviable and bankrupt a labor movement that based itself on anti-communism, defense of the profit system and nationalism.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-08-03). Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during "Moral Monday" nationofchange.org "I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid."

WSWS (2021-08-03). Student representatives at Humboldt University in Germany support disciplinary complaint against president, demand action against Professor Baberowski. wsws.org Students do not accept that right-wing extremist professors, with the active support of the university administration, can once again falsify history and promote fascistic politics at German universities.

Agnoli A, Xing G, Tancredi DJ, et al. (2021-08-03). Association of Dose Tapering With Overdose or Mental Health Crisis Among Patients Prescribed Opioids. jamanetwork.com This study examines whether there are associations between opioid dose tapering and subsequent rates of overdose and mental health crisis among patients prescribed stable, long-term, high-dose opioids.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Greece warns United Nations it could be next victim of Turkish military aggression. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The link provides the full text of the letter. Response from Athens to Turkish expansionismLetter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres refutes Ankara's claims regarding the Aegean islands and its calls for their demilitarization The letter also raises Ankara's declaration of threat of war (casus belli) in 1995 in case Greece "extends its territorial sea …

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-08-03). First National Congress of Socialist Movement of Ghana charts a new course for the region. peoplesdispatch.org The First National Congress of the Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) — previously the Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) — was held from July 30 to August 1 in Winneba…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Ukraine: U.S., NATO to hold 15-nation military exercise next month. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rapid Trident — 2021 to start in Ukraine in September15 NATO countries will participate in them According to Head of the planning group of the Rapid Trident — 2021, Colonel Vitaliy Nehodenko, the first drills of the multinational battalion will take place with battle shooting. Besides, joined jumps of Ukrainian and American paratroopers from the …

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). First Treatment for Plasminogen Deficiency Is Approved. jamanetwork.com Purified plasminogen that's derived from human plasma has become the first FDA-approved treatment for plasminogen deficiency type 1. Plasminogen, human-tvmh, marketed as Ryplazim, is administered intravenously every 2 to 4 days.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Is Dapagliflozin Cost-effective for Treating Heart Failure? jamanetwork.com Dapagliflozin offers intermediate value for patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), regardless of diabetes or health-impairment status, according to a recent economic analysis. "[G]iven evidence of clinical benefit and economic value, focus should be on increasing therapy rates among patients who have HFrEF with and without diabetes," the authors wrote in JAMA Cardiology.

WSWS (2021-08-03). Alberta government declares COVID-19 pandemic over. wsws.org As of August 16, people who contract COVID-19 will not be required to self-isolate, meaning they will be "free" to transmit the virus.

Staff (2021-08-03). European Union Sanctions Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo. orinocotribune.com On Monday, August 2, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced the imposition of sanctions on the Vice President and First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, and seven other individuals for alleged involvement in human rights violations. | "The Council has imposed restrictive measures on eight individuals, including Vice President Rosario Murillo, for being responsible for serious human rights violations or actions undermining democracy and the rule of law in Nicaragua," read the official statement of the EU Council. | According to the European Union, the restrictive measures are designed so as not to har…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-08-03). Tomgram: Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Why Are So Many of Our Military Brothers and Sisters Taking Their Own Lives? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In what seems like another life, I used to interview American veterans of the Vietnam War. Over the course of a decade, I spoke with hundreds of them, mostly about one topic: war crimes. Some were unrepentant. An …

Andrew Mitrovica (2021-08-03). George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away. globalresearch.ca

C.J. Hopkins (2021-08-03). The Road to Totalitarianism. dissidentvoice.org People can tell themselves that they didn't see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read … "THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM." I'm …

Eds. (2021-08-03). Judgment day over the killing fields in the Philippines. mronline.org Diverse international groups along with the U.S. State Department have taken notice of Rodrigo Duterte's record of killings and wanton defiance of universal norms of justice. Duterte's regime might claim to honor the right to life, liberty, and security of persons guaranteed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights and other Covenants; but its practice consistently defiles those norms. Mass media and internet platforms cannot keep up with the regime's punitive outrages.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Simple Intervention Motivates Expectant Fathers to Quit Smoking. jamanetwork.com Fathers-to-be who used cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to quit after receiving brief advice on the dangers of secondhand smoking along with a sample of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and a referral to cessation services, according to trial results in JAMA Internal Medicine. The multisite study took place in Hong Kong, where nearly 30% of men with newborns smoke.

Global Voices (2021-08-03). Climate Emergency hits Mideast as Massive Wildfires In Turkey destroy livelihoods. juancole.com By Doga Celik and Arzu Geybullayeva | — ( GlobalVoices.org) — Since July 28, a total of 125 forest fires have raged through 21 provinces of Turkey with 8 still raging as of August 2. The first fire was reported on July 28. So far, the death toll has reached 8 people, including two firefighters. …

WSWS (2021-08-03). Dr. Deepti Gurdasani speaks on the Delta variant and against the policy of "living with the virus" wsws.org In an interview with the WSWS, this leading epidemiologist deals with "breakthrough" infections and the dangers to children from reopening the schools without systematic efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Moderator (2021-08-03). Ralph Nader: Our Leaders Are Doing Nothing to Quash Corporate Crime. scheerpost.com Russ Allison Loar / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Ralph Nader As the size and severity of the corporate crime wave surges, Congress is asleep at the switch. The mostly captive Capitol Hill Gang has sat on an antiquated federal criminal code, starved the budget of regulatory health, safety, and consumer/labor protection agencies, and let corporate crooks routinely get away with their crimes. |

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-03). Global Britain Slashes International Aid. counterpunch.org "Decisions on aid are eroding trust and eroding relationships between the UK and developing countries." — Abby Baldoumas, Financial Times, July 15, 2021 Politics is not merely the art of the possible but the pursuit of concerted hypocrisy. When it comes to that matter of funding good causes — foreign aid, for instance — wealthy

Finian Cunningham (2021-08-03). U.S. Politicizing Covid Pandemic to Incriminate China Is Self-Defeating. dissidentvoice.org The United States is losing the ability for rational political debate and respect for science. Politicians, media and public discourse have been infected by lies, conspiracies, racial stereotyping of nations like China, and rampant hostility. The World Health Organization seems to have succumbed to U.S. pressure to falsely incriminate China over the Covid-19 global pandemic. …

Amanda Winstead (2021-08-03). What is wokewashing, and why should a business avoid it? nationofchange.org Be authentic in all your dealings, and demonstrate sustainable, meaningful commitment to improvement.

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-08-03). Canadian Tire Fire #8: Status For All Day of Action, Land Defense Updates, New Cop Technology and a Wildcat Strike. itsgoingdown.org This week brought a number of updates from the struggle against the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project on the west coast. It also saw the arrest count at Fairy Creek hit 500, as forest defenders fought to maintain multiple camps and re-gain frontline territory lost to the RCMP. Both struggles have experienced repression from a…

Fight Back (2021-08-03). U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan. fightbacknews.org Biden has been portraying the drawdown of U.S. troops as a sign of victory in Afghanistan, but the truth is that resistance forces are winning. In describing the motivations behind the drawdown, Biden stated, "We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is degraded in Iraq – and in Afghanistan." However, the story on the ground is different. The puppet government set up by the United States has very little popular support and the U.S.-backed military forces have no will to fight. | Although the war in Afghanistan was originally portrayed as a response to the Sept…

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com To help patients with cancer learn more about how treatment may affect their quality of life, the FDA has issued draft guidance on collecting information about patient-reported outcomes in cancer clinical trials.

Barry MJ, Davidson K, Mangione CM. (2021-08-03). US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The USPSTF found net benefit for screening for lung cancer in adults with a smoking history. In the process of updating its recommendation statement, the USPSTF also systematically reviewed the evidence on the benefits of surgical resection and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for treatment of early-stage lung cancer.

Dana Sanchez (2021-08-03). NY AG Letitia James Drops Hammer On Democrat Playboy Cuomo: He Violated State Laws Sexually Harassing Women. moguldom.com New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday in a bombshell report that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo violated federal and state law by sexually harassing at least 11 women and then retaliated against a former employee who complained publicly about his behavior. The two U.S. senators from New York, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on …

Editor2 (2021-08-03). Prashad to Harvey: "You Live on the Other Side of Imperialism" orinocotribune.com The following video contains three short speeches by Viyay Prashad, a Marxist historian and director of the Taken together, these form a devastating critique of world renowned Marxist David Harvey's insistence that the concept and theory of imperialism is not relevant to understand today's world. | While the world is divided between a small handful of rich nations and a large majority of poor ones, Professor Harvey, who lives and worked in the United States, finds it "too easy" to describe the c…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Engineers cite possible design flaws as investigation stalls into fatal Florida condo collapse. wsws.org Half a dozen structural engineers consulted by the Miami Herald have pointed to the failure of a concrete slab supporting the condo's pool as a likely trigger in the collapse.

Al Neal (2021-08-03). U.S. Women's National Team appeals 'flawed' equal pay court ruling. peoplesworld.org It's been said trouble will always find you and will come at you from any direction. Be it good trouble or bad. What matters most is how hard you fight back. And if you get knocked down, that you get right back up. The U.S. women's national team has seen a slew of championship wins …

_____ (2021-08-03). How The Meat Industry Is Climate-Washing Its Polluting Business Model. popularresistance.org In February last year, the head of a leading global meat industry body gave a "pep talk" to his colleagues at an Australian agriculture conference. | "It's a recurring theme that somehow the livestock sector and eating meat is detrimental to the environment, that it is a serious negative in terms of the climate change discussions," Hsin Huang, Secretary General of the International Meat Secretariat (IMS), told his audience. But the sector, he insisted, could be the "heroes in this discussion" if it wanted to. | "We cannot continue business as we have done in the past," he went on. "If we are not proactive in help…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). U.S., allies should define Ukraine's role in the world with NATO, EU membership: FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba urges to define clear roadmap for Ukraine's accession to NATO, EU "What should the United States and its allies change in their policies to bring them into line with the new realities? In the case of Ukraine, we are talking, first of all, about the institutionalization of the place of our state in the …

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). FDA Approves Skin Graft Alternative for Thermal Burns. jamanetwork.com The FDA has approved a bioengineered human skin graft called StrataGraft for treating deep partial-thickness burns.

Brett Wilkins (2021-08-03). Report outlines 'crucial' need for Biden administration to aid climate refugees. nationofchange.org "Ready solutions are available to address root causes and displacement that are centered in human rights and humanitarian protection."

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-03). The Vaccinated vs. The Unvaccinated: Peaceful Citizens Are Being Set Against One Another. globalresearch.ca

Cox L. (2021-08-03). A Sea Glass Mind—Reflection on a Grandfather's Dementia. jamanetwork.com We yelled at Yéye from the shore: Huí lai, the sea's gonna sweep you in—…

_____ (2021-08-03). Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement. popularresistance.org Despite constant exposés in the mainstream media — still only reporting the tip of the iceberg — neither members of Congress nor presidents from the Republican and Democratic parties have raised the banner of tough "law and order" to counter rampaging corporate crime. Proposals to bring the laws up to date in their penalties and coverage to deter corporate lawbreaking are never a priority for Congress. When was the last time you heard a politician demand "corporate reform"?

WSWS (2021-08-03). US cables point to intense Washington involvement in the lead up to the 1975 Canberra Coup. wsws.org The documents show that Bob Hawke and other Labor and union leaders conspired actively with the US embassy prior to the extra-parliamentary ousting of the Whitlam Labor government.

_____ (2021-08-03). The Eradication Of Extreme Poverty In China. popularresistance.org On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a seven-decade-long process that began with the Chinese Revolution of 1949. The early decades of socialist construction laid the foundation that was deepened during the reform and opening-up period. During this time, 850 million Chinese people were lifted and lifted themselves out of poverty; that is to say, 70 percent of the world's total poverty reduction took place in China. In the most recent 'targeted' phase that began in 2013, the…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-08-03). The Fall of Tunisia, Last of the Arab Spring Nations. counterpunch.org "Do you remember the tomorrow that never came?" asked a sad piece of street graffiti in Cairo, referring to the fate of the Arab Spring that once promised to overthrow the brutal autocracies that rule the Middle East. That tomorrow moved even further into the future this week when a coup displaced the last surviving

Sameena Rahman (2021-08-03). People held in ICE detention 50 times more likely to test positive for COVID. liberationnews.org COVID-19 infections among people held in U.S. immigrant detention facilities are skyrocketing. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported higher-than-ever rates of COVID-19 infections among those held in their custody, reaching more than 50 times the positivity rate of the general U.S. population. Even during the pandemic, ICE has continued to detain people with no regard …

Ann Brown (2021-08-03). Watch: Popular Socialist Tim Black Goes Off On Left Over Lack Of Support For Reparations. moguldom.com It's time for Black Americans to stand up for reparations or "get out the way," popular socialist podcast host Tim Black said in a recent video. The host of Tim Black TV, Black went off on non-supporters, tweeting, "Black people are demanding Reparations, suddenly everyone's an Economist. Kill the noise. This is not Rocket Science. Get …

Shearer RD, Ford BR, Howell BA. (2021-08-03). X-Waiver Exemption in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We agree with the recent Viewpoint suggesting that exemption to the X-waiver, while an important step to increase access to buprenorphine, likely will not sufficiently address barriers to access of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The Viewpoint authors acknowledged both disparities in access to MOUD and in overdose deaths, especially among rural communities and Black individuals. However, it is unclear if increased physician education and reduced regulatory barriers for physicians prescribing MOUD will address these discrepancies. Moreover, we are concerned that policy changes that increa…

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-03). Civilization-Ending Climate Change Is Knocking On Our Door. counterpunch.org We are standing in an extinction event. Many of us started noticing it when the insects began to vanish in large numbers right after the turn of the century. I'll never forget the day the trucker called into my radio show. It was probably around 14 years ago, and he identified himself as a long-haul trucker who regularly ran a coast-to-coast route from the southeast to the Pacific Northwest dozens of times a year.

_____ (2021-08-03). Lawyer's Groups Support Hawaii's Case For Ending US Occupation. popularresistance.org The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), alongside the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief today in support of the Hawaiian Kingdom's complaint against the United States government, President Joe Biden, and other defendants, due to the unlawful occupation of Hawai'i by the United States since January 17, 1893. The complaint and the amicus brief request Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, namely for the US to end the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-03). Growing Chinese Influence Could be Why Haitian President Was Assassinated. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-08-03). How did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger and Malnutrition? (Video). orinocotribune.com Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. How has this been achieved? | Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people's food needs are met through its focus on building food sovereignty and security.

WSWS (2021-08-03). Cannon Busters on Netflix: Two robots and an immortal embark on a road trip. wsws.org Cannon Busters, created by Satelight and Yumeta Company, is an anime adaptation of LeSean Thomas' fantasy-action-comedy comic book series.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-08-03). Black Community Group Puts Up Highest Bid To Purchase LA Mall But Is Rejected. moguldom.com A Black community group in South Los Angeles was rejected from purchasing a historical downtown LA mall despite offering the highest bid, according to recent reports. Downtown Crenshaw Rising (DCR) offered $115 million to purchase the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, affectionately known as the Crenshaw Mall, in 2020. However, the mall's current owners, brokerage firm DWS …

Shawgi Tell (2021-08-03). Charter School Promoters Loathe Public Authority and Intensify Lawlessness, Threats, and Bully Tactics. dissidentvoice.org In recent years, and especially in the past 2-3 years, more public school boards across the country have taken resolute action to reject more charter school applications and not renew the contracts of existing privately-operated charter schools. These democratic decisions are usually taken for valid reasons such as: the charter school application is poorly-written the …

Bob Lord (2021-08-03). Taxing Lifetime Gains Serves Different Fairness Goal Than Estate Tax. counterpunch.org Most people want to be fair. They believe in fairness. This reality creates challenges for our politicos and policy wonks who've chosen to defend the existing blatant unfairness that benefits the most privileged among us. Their strategic response to this challenge? They position themselves as fearless champions of fairness! We're now witnessing this phenomenon once

Carla Stea (2021-08-03). "Immovable Object: North Korea's 70 Years at War with American Power." globalresearch.ca This new …

Kadakia KT, Howell MD, DeSalvo KB. (2021-08-03). Modernizing Public Health Data Systems. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes 5 lessons learned from implementation of the HITECH Act that apply to the modernization of public health data for the COVID-19 era and beyond.

George Wuerthner (2021-08-03). The Need for Wild Bison Restoration. counterpunch.org Bison were critical ecosystem influences on grasslands of North America, particularly in the Great Plains "bison belt." They provided prey or carrion for wolves, grizzlies, other smaller predators and scavengers, and food for humans. In addition, bison grazing patterns influenced vegetation growth and distribution and created mutualistic relationships with wildlife such as prairie dogs. Due

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-08-03). Electricity Blackout Reported in Several Caracas Neighborhoods on Monday. orinocotribune.com Caracas, August 2, 2021 (special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday around 5: 30 p.m. an electricity blackout was reported in several neighborhoods of Caracas. The failure lasted approximately 45 minutes, with service being restored around 6: 15 p.m. | On social media platforms Venezuelans reported the incident using the hashtag #SinLuz. Users indicated that the service was interrupted in Santa Paula, El Cafetal, Colinas de Bello Monte, La Castellana, Santa Fe, Montalban, Santa Rosa de Lima, Cumbres de Curumo, Las Mercedes, El Paraiso, La Tahona, La Florida, La Candelaria, San Román, and Caricuao, among othe…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-08-03). NLRB officer: Amazon law-breaking should lead to Bessemer vote rerun. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Amazon's labor law-breaking during the widely watched unionization vote at its giant Bessemer, Ala., warehouse earlier this year should lead to a rerun of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union's election try there, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer ruled. Details of her decision have not been released, but RWDSU President Stuart …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-03). Fact Check: Black Americans Are More Likely To Be Vegan Than Other Groups. moguldom.com African American adults are more likely to identify as vegan than any other group in the U.S. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey showed that 8 percent of Black American adults were strict vegans or vegetarians, compared to 3 percent of the general population. The trend toward ditching meat affects everyone including top athletes and music …

Barry Murdaco (2021-08-03). Repressing radical protest, tolerating reactionary violence: The U.S. double standard in historical context. mronline.org The following essay examines the different reactions to radical and reactionary protest, and situates them in a broader historical context. In doing so, we find that the capitalist state will tolerate reactionary violence to a large extent since it represents no threat to capitalist property relations. In contrast, when faced with radical (and particularly socialist) movements capitalist states engage in much more severe repression.

WSWS (2021-08-03). On Roma Holocaust Memorial Day deportations of Roma from Germany continue. wsws.org The same politicians who claim to oppose anti-Roma prejudice have deported nearly 2,800 people to the Western Balkan states in the last year.

Editor (2021-08-03). Fascism come in all shapes and sizes but the 'family resemblances' can no longer be denied. mronline.org Umberto Eco's inventory of proto-fascist characteristics comprised 14 elements. It will not be difficult for us to recognise the variant of many of these in Narendra Modi's New India.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). NATO deploys Polish F-16s to Iceland, Turkish F-16s to Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Polish Press Agency (PAP) via Radio Poland. Global expeditionary NATO: anything but territorial defense. ==== Turkish F-16s deployed to Poland for NATO operations near Russian border NATO provides Turkey training for shooting down more Russian aircraft ==== Poland joins NATO's air-policing mission in Iceland Pawe≈Ç Soloch, head of the presidential National Security Bureau …

Omar Karmi (2021-08-03). Why did Scientific American censor Gaza solidarity call? electronicintifada.net Magazine gives unconvincing excuse for removing opinion piece.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-03). Die Lage ist ernst — weil wir es geschehen lassen. Friedliche Bàºrger werden gegeneinander in Stellung gebracht. globalresearch.ca

Mark Gruenberg (2021-08-03). Poor People's Campaign ramps up pressure for political reform. peoplesworld.org

_____ (2021-08-03). The People's State Of The Nation At The End Of Duterte's Presidency. popularresistance.org On July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the 2022 general election. The SONA is an annual government tradition and constitutional obligation, modeled after the American State of the Union address. It is a theatrical stage for the President of the Philippines to boast about the previous year's so-called achievements, and preview next year's legislative plans and executive orders, not unlike the American president's annual State of the Union address. | Outside of Malacañang Palace, the seat of the Philippine president's power in Manila, opposition…

Jim Miles (2021-08-03). Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. globalresearch.ca

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-08-03). The Future Trajectory of Iran. JCPOA: A Bridge Too Far? globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-03). Rio Tinto in Serbia: The Jadar Lithium Project. dissidentvoice.org The company has been looking forward to this for some time. For an outfit found wanting in dealing with inhabitants of a land whose culture it eviscerated in a matter of hours in May last year, Rio Tinto could think grandly about another future. The Anglo-Australian mining giant could add its name to a sounder, …

WSWS (2021-08-03). Food delivery workers in New York City struggle against super-exploitation. wsws.org Known as "deliveristas," these workers are classified as independent contractors working under difficult conditions for minimal, irregular pay without any benefits.

Weimer MB, Wakeman SE, Saitz R. (2021-08-03). X-Waiver Exemption in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply As we pointed out in our Viewpoint, racial disparities in access to MOUD are alarming and place Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other racially oppressed and disenfranchised individuals at increased risk of opioid overdose and poor treatment outcomes. We agree with Mr Shearer and colleagues that addressing racism in the field of addiction treatment is critical to ensure equitable access to care. We believe that implementing structural changes such as the ones we proposed, including expanding all treatment options for OUD, acknowledging individuals' social vulnerabilities w…

Saed Teymuri (2021-08-03). History: The Truth About the Soviet Gulag, Surprisingly Revealed by the CIA. globalresearch.ca "Humanitarian" …

Rosalío Muñoz, Janice Rothstein (2021-08-03). California, national right wingers push Newsom recall drive. peoplesworld.org Republicans in California, with substantial in-state and out-of-state money, have succeeded in getting a special election scheduled for Sept. 14, in which they're attempting to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The recall is spearheaded and led by a cabal of the most reactionary sectors of the ruling class-supporting fascist Trump elements in the Republican Party. …

Mickey Z. (2021-08-03). Reminder: The U.S. Gov't Lies, Manipulates, and Kills Without Remorse. dissidentvoice.org On July 25, 1990, Saddam Hussein entertained a guest at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. She told the Iraqi president: "I have direct instructions from President (George H.W.) Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause …

Dean Baker (2021-08-03). The Saving Rate is Still High: Evidence on the Post-Pandemic Economy. counterpunch.org An important item in the GDP report released this week, that received little attention, is that the saving rate is still well above the pre-pandemic level. For the second quarter as a whole the saving rate was 10.9 percent. If we just look at the month of June alone, the last month in the quarter,

WSWS (2021-08-03). Chinese paleontologists discover fossilized remains of largest land mammal to ever inhabit the Earth. wsws.org The giant Paraceratherium's skull alone was roughly the size of a human torso while the animal's shoulders would have reached five meters above the ground.

Ed Rampell (2021-08-03). Wilder's classic Our Town gets 21st century treatment—Race, class, and all. peoplesworld.org In The Last, Best Small Town, playwright John Guerra has adapted Thornton Wilder's 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town, resetting the turn-of-the-last-century Grover's Corner, New Hampshire at turn-of-the-21st-century Fillmore, California, which is located a bit north of Six Flags Magic Mountain, in Ventura County. In doing so, Guerra has injected contemporary ethnic, as well as …

David Swanson (2021-08-03). Talk World Radio: Robert Gray on Peace in the Streets. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio: Peace in the Streets. Our guest Robert Gray is Co-Founder of Uhuru, an organization based where I am, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand …

Philip Giraldi (2021-08-03). The War on Free Speech Continues. globalresearch.ca

Seth Borenstein (2021-08-03). New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen development. peoplesworld.org Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It's because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it possible. They …

Editor (2021-08-03). These 3 deceptively simple questions can shatter the mythology that sanctifies U.S. imperialism. mronline.org The 20th century muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair once opined that "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

_____ (2021-08-03). Peru's Socialist President, Pedro Castillo, In His Own Words. popularresistance.org Peru's presidential campaign between leftist Pedro Castillo and right-wing Keiko Fujimori has been an epic struggle. When it was clear that Castillo would win with a razor-thin margin, Fujimori — like Donald Trump — cried fraud and is now trying to carry out an electoral coup. While international observers, and even the US State Department, agree that the elections were free and fair, Fujimori's legal maneuvers have managed to delay the official declaration of the winner, sow even more division among the public, and embolden the far right.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-03). Thousands protest against Thailand government's mishandling of the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org The protests against the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic also marked a year of agitations against the government of Prayuth Chan-o-cha and the law against insulting the monarchy…

Smith VA, Coffman CJ, Hudgens MG. (2021-08-03). Interpreting the Results of Intention-to-Treat, Per-Protocol, and As-Treated Analysis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes how intention-to-treat, per-protocol, and as-treated approaches to analysis differ with regard to the patient population and treatment assignments and their implications for interpretation of treatment effects in clinical trials.

Climate Nexus (2021-08-03). 'This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill': Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections. nationofchange.org "An infrastructure bill that doesn't prevent a full-blown climate catastrophe by funding a swift transition to renewable energy would kill millions of Americans."

Kathy Kelly (2021-08-03). Reckoning and Reparations: U.S. Government Owes Afghan Civilians for Past 20 Years of War and Brutal Impoverishment. globalresearch.ca

Squires BS, Levitin R, Grills IS. (2021-08-03). US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently broadened its recommendation for annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to include patients aged 50 to 80 years with 20 pack-year smoking histories but recommended discontinuation of screening "once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery."

Aaron Mate (2021-08-03). A Fresh Reminder of Russiagate's Failed Integrity. globalresearch.ca

Andy Kroll (2021-08-03). Moral Injury and the Forever Wars. tomdispatch.com This summer, it seemed as if we Americans couldn't wait to return to our traditional July 4th festivities. Haven't we all been looking for something to celebrate? The church chimes in my community rang out battle hymns for about a week. The utility poles in my neighborhood were covered with "Hometown Hero" banners hanging proudly, sporting the smiling faces of uniformed local veterans from our wars. Fireworks went off for days, sparklers and cherry bombs and full-scale light shows filling the night sky. But all the flag-waving, the homespun parades, the picnics and military bands, the flowery speeches and self-co…

Bill Lueders (2021-08-03). Michael Pollan Chickened Out on Opium Article. progressive.org Warned about how the U.S. government went after The Progressive, the writer altered his famed Harper's story to avoid a fuss.

Andrew Wasley (2021-08-03). As Blazes on Embargoed Amazon Land Surge, Links to Meat Industry Emerge. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2021-08-03). Announcing the 15th Annual 15th NYC Anarchist Bookfair 2021. itsgoingdown.org Announcing the 2021 NYC anarchist bookfair, which will be held both outside and online on October 2nd and 3rd. This year's NYC Anarchist Bookfair will be held both in-person and virtually online. Meet us OUTSIDE in person on Saturday, October 2, at a Community Garden for an awesome exhibit of anarchist cultural materials plus festivities, from films, books, and zines,…

Karen Conner (2021-08-03). Preview: What to Look for in July Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, August 6 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) Job growth averaged 567,000 over the last three months. That is probably a good best guess for the sort of job growth we can expect in July. We are still seeing businesses reopening …

Barnhart KT, Hansen KR, Stephenson MD, et al. (2021-08-03). Effect of an Active vs Expectant Management Strategy for Patients With a Pregnancy of Unknown Location. jamanetwork.com This clinical trial compares the effect of 3 management strategies on successful resolution of pregnancy among patients with a persisting pregnancy of unknown location.

Hiroyuki Hamada (2021-08-03). We Are Many: the Oppressors are not. dissidentvoice.org I remember chatting with a man from Iraq in 2016. He was driving a taxi in Germany. I wrote about him in one of my essays: "Last month, I was chatting with an Iraqi taxi driver in Berlin. My 12 year old son and I took a cab from the Museum for Contemporary Art to our …

Kevin Gosztola (2021-08-03). Cuomo Retaliated Against Whistleblower Who Alleged Sexual Harassment, Attorney General Concludes. thedissenter.org New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo: "This is a sad day for New York because independent investigators have concluded that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and, in doing so, broke the law," declared Attorney General Letitia James. "I…

The Conversation (2021-08-03). Top Four ways extreme heat hurts the economy. juancole.com By Derek Lemoine | — Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of cities in the West experience all-time high temperatures. The extreme heat being felt throughout many parts of the U.S. is causing hundreds of deaths, sparking wildfires and worsening drought conditions in over a dozen states. How …

Darrow JJ, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS. (2021-08-03). FDA Regulation and Approval of Medical Devices: 1976-2020. jamanetwork.com This Special Communication reviews the development of laws and standards affecting the evaluation and oversight of medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the outcomes of this regulatory system from 1976 to 2020.

_____ (2021-08-03). How Did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger And Malnutrition? popularresistance.org Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people's food needs are met through its focus on building food sovereignty and security. How has this been achieved? | Erika Takeo from Nicaragua's Association of Rural Workers (ATC) and Rohan Rice, a writer and campaigner with the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign explain.

Charlotte Dennett (2021-08-03). Kucinich is Back…in Cleveland. counterpunch.org Dennis Kucinich has come out with a timely new book that has people talking. You may have followed him at any point during his long and controversial political career — as the youngest mayor of Cleveland (1977—1979) as a U.S. congressman (1997 -2013) and as a presidential candidate (2004 and 2008). Now he takes us

Sustainable Pulse (2021-08-03). US EPA Buried Internal Report Linking Glyphosate to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Georgia: U.S., NATO train army for conflicts with Russia, Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com For command-staff read command post. The U.S.- and NATO-trained Georgian army has already received direct combat experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and in South Ossetia during Georgia's invasion of the third and subsequent war with Russia thirteen years ago. The army isn't being trained currently for independence or armed forces day parades. The command-staff component of …

Giuli Alvarenga (2021-08-03). Immigrant Detention in Louisiana Is Just Next Chapter of State's Prison Culture. latinorebels.com Louisiana has a long history of being the world's prison capital. This one U.S. southern state once surpassed entire countries with the number of prisons they host. Yes, Louisiana has more prisons than countries like Iran, China, and Germany, to just name a few. For example, one of Louisiana's notorious prisons —Angola State Prison— was …

Latino USA (2021-08-03). How I Made It: Ada Limón (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com Ada Limón tells her story of a young woman falling in love with poetry and revisits her debut poetry collection "Lucky Wreck" 15 years later.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-03). 20,595 Dead 1.9 Million Injured (50% Serious) Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Evidence for a Colorectal Cancer Screening Benefit After Age 75 Years. jamanetwork.com Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with lower endoscopy may be warranted for people older than 75 years and in good health, a study in JAMA Oncology suggested. The US Preventive Services Task Force currently recommends routine CRC screening until age 75 years, with individualized decision-making for those aged 76 to 85 years based on their screening history and overall health. But because clinical trials have excluded older individuals, it's unknown whether screening people beyond age 75 years is beneficial.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Ridesharing Services May Reduce Alcohol-Associated Car Crashes. jamanetwork.com The introduction of the ridesharing service Uber in Houston 7 years ago appears to have resulted in a significant decrease in trauma from motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) and convictions for impaired driving. Drunk driving is involved in approximately one-third of MVCs.

Larochelle M, Lagisetty PA, Bohnert AB. (2021-08-03). Opioid Tapering Practices—Time for Reconsideration? jamanetwork.com Over the past 10 years, evidence emerged that opioid analgesics, especially at high doses or when combined with sedative hypnotics, are associated with opioid-related harms, including opioid overdose death. Studies have also raised questions regarding efficacy; for instance, the SPACE trial found that opioids were not better than nonopioid medications for improving pain-related function among 240 opioid-naive patients with moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. This evidence has guided efforts to promote opioid tapering for patients receiving long-term opioid therapy based on the…

_____ (2021-08-03). Murray's Last Words Before Prison. popularresistance.org I want to make one or two points for you to ponder while I am in jail. This is the last post until about Christmas; we are not legally able to post anything while I am imprisoned. But the Justice for Craig Murray Campaign website is now up and running and will start to have more content shortly. Fora and comments here are planned to stay open. | I hope that one possible good effect of my imprisonment might be to coalesce opposition to the imminent abolition of jury trials in sexual assault cases by the Scottish Government, a plan for which Lady Dorrian — who wears far too many hats in all this — is fr…

Jin J, Son M. (2021-08-03). Patient Information: Pain Management During Vaginal Childbirth. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the types of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches available for pain management during vaginal childbirth.

Yves Engler (2021-08-03). Foreigners Select Haiti's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-03). "I Alone Can Fix It": Book Details Trump's Last Year & the Military's Fear He Would Stage a Coup. democracynow.org A new book by two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters provides fresh details on former President Trump's response to the pandemic, his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results, and the events surrounding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The book, "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year," details how the country's top general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, feared Trump would wage a coup after losing the November election, among other revelations. We speak with co-authors Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, who say their reporting unearthed "a lot…

_____ (2021-08-03). Is Biden Doing Enough to Fight Off the GOP's Relentless Assault on Democracy? I Fear Not. commondreams.org "Real estate developer money unites the Democratic Party."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). NATO condemns Iran for incident off Oman coast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Statement by the acting NATO Spokesperson on the Mercer Street vessel attack We join Allies in strongly condemning the recent fatal attack on the MV Mercer Street off the coast of Oman, and express our condolences to Romania and the United Kingdom for the losses they have suffered. **** The United Kingdom, the United States, …

Revolution Books (2021-08-03). Saturday 8/7: This is a Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-03). Shake Shack Tells Customers: No Vaccine Passport, No Burgers And Fries. moguldom.com All Shake Shack staff must be vaccinated and guests who dine indoors must provide proof of vaccination, said the founder of the popular burger chain. "It's time to make sure that this economy continues to move forward," said Danny Meyer, head of the Union Square Hospitality Group, on CNBC's Squawk Box. Meyer's Enlightened Hospitality Investment …

Marie Solis (2021-08-03). The Fiction of Meaningful Work. thenation.com The Fiction of Meaningful Work…

Staff (2021-08-03). A Prison Guard Raped Me and Threatened My Life. Now I Fight for Others' Lives. truthout.org This piece is a winner of Truthout's Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | Content warning: The following essay contains mentions of rape, anti-trans violence and violence against incarcerated people. | I am a queer, Blackfoot mother of four kids, three dogs, two ferrets and one nonprofit organization. Once, I had an amazing career as a costume designer in the Atlanta entertainment and burlesque industry. But in 2013, I was arrested and sentenced to 12 months in prison. Theoretically, tha…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Russia Developing New X-95 Air-Launched Long-Range Hypersonic Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia is working hard and developing the latest air-launched X-95 long-range hypersonic missile, Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, head of the military academy of the General Staff, said in an article for the Military Thought magazine. | Zarudnitsky said that he considered dominance in the aerospace sphere to be the most important condition for the successful conduct of hostilities, and it can be ensured through the effect…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On August 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pivdenne shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Opytne shelled Veseloe with 82-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Gnutove struck Kominternovo with grenade launchers and a UAV | 4. DPR forces in Veseloe targeted UAF positions in Opytne with 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Pivdenne with grenade launchers | 6. DPR in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Svetlodarsk with ATGM | A suspected UAF drone strike…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ‚Äï children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the Rochester Proton Beam Therapy Program began six years ago. Watch: With a little help from his "friends", 3-year-old takes on…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-03). Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection. indybay.org 15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections…

ILSCTNM (2021-08-03). Friday 8/13: Soldiarity Action With Namibian MUN Rossing Mine Fired Union Leadership & Lawyer Beukes. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-03). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

_____ (2021-08-03). 'Stunning': Democrats Considering Major Cuts to Future Pandemic Preparedness. commondreams.org While the scales might be heavily "weighted in favor of disaster," there are reasons for a certain hopefulness.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-03). Protesters Demand Newsom Keep Health Care Promise. indybay.org Signs, slogan and local politicians at Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

_____ (2021-08-03). As US Hits Biden's 70% Vaccination Goal, World's Poor Nations Barely Over 1%. commondreams.org Activists urge lawmakers to reverse a relevant 2017 law, "cancel the leases issued by the Trump administration, and shut down this dangerous drilling program once and for all."

Jim McIlroy (2021-08-03). Federal Court: Qantas wrong to outsource ground staff during pandemic. greenleft.org.au The Federal Court has ruled that Qantas unfairly sacked and outsourced thousands of baggage handlers, ramp workers and cabin cleaners late last year, using the pandemic as the excuse. Jim McIlroy reports.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Germany confirms Meteor missile ready for Eurofighters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com German air force declares Meteor missile ready for Eurofighter fleet The German air force recently completed flight tests for its newest air-to-air missile, the Meteor, and have deemed the weapon ready for use aboard the nation's Eurofighter Typhoon fleet. **** It was developed under a joint program with NATO member nations Germany, France, Spain, Italy …

Pedro Brieger (2021-08-03). En el Perú movieron las fichas. globalizacion.ca En el tablero regional latinoamericano se vuelven a mover las piezas, ahora en el Perú. Si miramos este tablero en los últimos veinte años veremos que el "juego" está muy lejos de tener un ganador consolidado, las fichas se mueven…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Study shows masks can prevent COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/9fca7M5STEA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: …

Billick MJ, Gold WL. (2021-08-03). Alopecia in a 36-Year-Old Man With HIV Infection. jamanetwork.com A 36-year-old man with a history of chronic HIV infection had 3 weeks of generalized weakness; examination revealed a maculopapular rash on his arms and torso and patchy hair loss on his scalp. His CD4+ cell count was 820/μL and his HIV viral load was undetectable. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-03). Researchers receive extra support during the pandemic. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has distributed £7.8 million additional funding from UK Research and Innovation to protect College research and talent during the pandemic.

WSWS repost (2021-08-03). Backups at US West Coast ports cause disruptions to trade network, speedups for workers. indybay.org The increased strain on the seaport system is intensifying efforts to restructure the industry to make US trade more competitive in the world economy, and thus place a greater burden upon longshoremen and other logistics workers.

Peter Koenig (2021-08-03). Switzerland: 730 Years of an Independent Sovereign Nation — Really? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-03). Groups Welcome Biden Review But Demand Congress Permanently Protect Arctic Refuge From Drilling. commondreams.org "This poll confirms that high drug prices are a top-of-mind issue for seniors when making voting decisions."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-03). The Delta Variant is Creating Havoc Among the Vaccinated. globalresearch.ca Ironically, the …

Justin Podur (2021-08-03). Canada Is Waging an All-Front Legal War Against Indigenous People. zcomm.org After mass graves full of Indigenous children have been found, how can Canada justify ongoing land theft?>

Shelby Ziesing (2021-08-03). How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School. zcomm.org We plan to conduct more mini-campaigns in the future to ensure that Oakland's students are learning in buildings that are safe, clean, and welcoming…

_____ (2021-08-03). On Contact: The Trial Of Ghislaine Maxwell. popularresistance.org On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to investigative journalist Nick Bryant about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. | The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, held at New York's Metropolitan Detention Center and denied bail, will be tried this fall on sex-trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming teenage girls to engage in sex acts with the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. She is reputed to have procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004 and allegedly paid the girls hundreds of dollars in cash after each encounter with Epstein. Epstein died in a New York jail cell…

Peter Kuper, Melinda Beck (2021-08-03). Billionaires Take Up Space. thenation.com Billionaires Take Up Space…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Still working and inspiring others: Sister Lauren prepares for 100th birthday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As teams of people bustle behind the scenes preparing celebrations to honor Sister Lauren Weinandt, Mayo Clinic's longest-serving staff member, you will likely find her in her office answering questions or writing cards. Weinandt came to Mayo Clinic in 1956 as a secretary to the hospital administrator at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Today, she is the archivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital ‚Äï Rochester. Sister Lauren 1956 Mayo Clinic And those celebratory preparations? Well,…

Gustavo Duch Guillot (2021-08-03). øEnergías renovables o renovar la sociedad? globalizacion.ca Sucede con mucha frecuencia que ignoramos lo que tenemos y despreciamos nuestra historia, nuestros saberes, prácticas y tecnologías. Solo con salir por un momento del ritmo acelerado de la productividad y la distracción constante y mirar sin prejuicios a mundos…

Aaron Siri (2021-08-03). The Illegality of Any University Mandating Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine for Students. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-03). 'He Should Be Impeached': State Probe Finds Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women. commondreams.org "The minute we pay rent for our homes, it means we have given up ownership," said one woman who could be expelled to make way for Jewish settlers.

_____ (2021-08-03). Seniors Would Cross Party Lines to Back Candidates Who Support Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices: Poll. commondreams.org New Yorkers will need to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and theaters starting next month.

Ann Brown (2021-08-03). Black America: Why Do Rappers Get Canceled For LGBTQ Comments And Not For Preaching Murder Of Black Men? moguldom.com Homophobic comments are being shut down immediately these days, and that's a good thing, but why isn't the same outrage piled onto musical artists who encourage the killing of Black men in their lyrics? Hip-hop artist DaBaby got canceled on Aug. 1 after making homophobic comments. He was booted from the upcoming mega Lollapalooza music …

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-03). Friday 8/6: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Virtual rally…

Global Research News (2021-08-03). Selected Articles: Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Technology, Signals the Worst-Case Scenario About COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca By Dr. Malone did not just take Fauci at his words, he did somethin…

Kerstin Chavent, Rudiger Dammann (2021-08-03). The new school and Farewell to capitalism. indybay.org "You can never solve problems with the same way of thinking that created them." That is why copyright reform, patent and property law, and many other regulations of the material "goods economy" that have grown up in the industrial age are not suitable for meeting the challenges of the information universe.

_____ (2021-08-03). Money, Threats, And Military Power. strategic-culture.org Top military brass demand more and more funding without any real improvements in our armed forces' fighting power. | By Douglas MACGREGOR | If Americans pause to listen to the nation's four star generals and admirals testify on the Hill or speak in public, it sounds as though the senior military leaders are asking for a fight with China, Russia, Iran, and any number of countries in Africa, the Near East, or Latin America. But that's not actually the case. | America's senior military leaders are really just asking for more money. They know that big defense budgets channel defense dollars to campaign donors, con…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Making progress in treating glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to malignant tumors in the brain and spinal cord, glioblastoma is the most common. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that forms from cells called astrocytes in the brain or the spinal cord. Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but it's more common in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures. Glioblastoma can be difficult to treat. Current treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, but thanks to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Consumer Health: Balance training — easy, fun and important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is balance training. Balance refers to the ability to stay upright and steady, whether you're standing, kneeling, sitting or squatting. Several sensory systems in your body contribute to good balance. Your vision, inner ear and joint receptors provide a sense of where your body is in space. The neuromuscular system synthesizes this information to give…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). With Friends Like These: Belarusian Activist Found Hanged In Kiev Park. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A Belarusian activist was reportedly found dead in a park in Kiev, Ukraine. | Vitaly Shishov led Kiev-based non-profit organization Belarusian House (BDU) that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution. | He was reported missing on August 2nd prior to his body being discovered."Belarusian citizen Vitaly Shishov, who disappeared yesterday in Kiev, was found hanged today in one of Kiev's parks, not far from his place of residence," police said. | Police have launched a criminal case for suspecte…

Giniw Collective (2021-08-03). Water Protectors Shot with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas now Denied Medications in Jail. indybay.org Water Protectors at Stop Line 3 were brutally arrested by Sheriffs' deputies using excessive force, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper bullets. Water Protectors now in Pennington County jail in northern Minnesota are being denied medications and being fed moldy food, Giniw Collective said.

Staff (2021-08-03). I Want to Start School So I Can Learn to Write Letters to My Dad in Prison. truthout.org This piece was granted special recognition through the Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | My name is Little Coconut. My birthday is May 18. My favorite color is pink, no I mean glittery red. I like learning about dinosaurs. I watch Totally Spies and Loud House. Sometimes I watch Charmed with my grandma and SpongeBob with my great grandpa. Sssssshhhhhhhh that's a secret. | My dad is in Connecticut. He is in jail but he is not a bandit. He does not know all these things about me unless I tel…

Anonymous765 (2021-08-03). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — August 3, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

_____ (2021-08-03). The U.S. Will Continue to Confront China and the Chances of Explosion Are Rising. strategic-culture.org U.S. provocations in the East are likely to continue and only Beijing knows how much more it will take before there is an explosion. | In July there were senior representatives of the Washington Administration bouncing about the globe like a bunch of ping-pong balls, lecturing in one place, suborning in another and announcing everywhere that the U.S. wants a "Rules-Based International Order", as Secretary of State Blinken Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin was one of the bou…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Consumer Health: What do you know about hepatitis? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 28, which makes this a good time to learn more about hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by specific viruses. The five main strains of the hepatitis virus are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in geographic prevalence, severity of illness and prevention methods. In the U.S., the most common forms…

_____ (2021-08-03). 'Dangerous and Deadly': Biden CDC Under Fire for Preserving Trump-Era Migrant Expulsion Policy. commondreams.org "If there was ever a teachable moment that we need to invest in public health, it is now."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

Marcelo Colussi (2021-08-03). Guatemala, øEstado fallido? globalizacion.ca Desde hace algún tiempo, la ciencia social estadounidense habla de Estados fallidos. Concepto engañoso, por cierto. Los Estados no fallan. Si en todo caso hay sociedades que viven en la mayor pobreza, o mejor dicho con enormes asimetrías a partir…

F. William Engdahl (2021-08-03). Impacts of the Covid-19 Lockdown on World Trade: Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse than Imagined. globalresearch.ca First published on July …

_____ (2021-08-03). NYC to Become First US City to Mandate Proof of Vaccination for Certain Indoor Activities. commondreams.org Chubb,the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, is part of the climate problem—not the solution.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-03). Fauci's Future Pandemics — Vaccines without public health infrastructure. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society…

Guest Contributor (2021-08-03). Compulsory Vaccination for Care Home Workers — legislation coming into force in November. ukhumanrightsblog.com The government has passed legislation compelling care homes to ensure almost all workers are vaccinated against Covid-19. It comes into force on 11 November 2021, and applies to England only. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 state that a care home provider must ensure that nobody enters care homes …

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-08-03). Tuesday 8/3: Protect Indigenous Sites! Interact with Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair! indybay.org Online, via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found at www.svslvdemocrats.org

_____ (2021-08-03). Counter-Revolution Strikes Tunisia. strategic-culture.org The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. just don't want democracy in the Arab world, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. | By As'ad ABUKHALIL | The monarchical-sounding declaration by KaàØs SaàØed eight days ago was stunning: the president who was freely elected in 2019 (for only the second time in Tunisian history) was basically proclaiming a coup d'etat by dismissing the prime minister and suspending parliament. | SaàØed was elected nine years after the overthrow of President Zine Ben Ali, who in 1987 as the security chief launched a coup against Habib Bourguiba, the founding president of Tunisia. T…

_____ (2021-08-03). What Americans Don't Want to Hear About Our Moral Crimes of War. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Study shows masks offer protection as COVID-19 infections tick up. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus," says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. In fact, published data from Mayo Clinic researchers have found that…

Hans Baer (2021-08-03). The pandemic, Tokyo Olympics, airplanes and climate change. greenleft.org.au The Tokyo Olympics, which may become another COVID-19 super spreader, reveals the clout that corporate capitalism has over governments and politicians, argues Hans Baer.

Emilio Godoy (2021-08-03). China se pelea con los estándares socioambientales en América Latina. globalizacion.ca En el sudeste de México, el Parque Fotovoltaico Yucatán Solar, de la empresa china Jinko Solar, está detenido desde 2020 por falta de una apropiada consulta indígena, después que pobladores afectados interpusieron un amparo contra el proyecto. En febrero de…

news.un (2021-08-03). Iraq: Put torture prevention laws into practice, urges UN human rights chief. news.un.org Although laws in Iraq criminalize torture and set out procedural safeguards to prevent it, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), makes clear that the practice continues in jails throughout the country.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-03). Sierra Nevada Red Fox Population Gains Endangered Species Act Protection. indybay.org SACRAMENTO, August 2, 2021 — In response to a petition and lawsuits from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today granted endangered status to a population of one of North America's rarest mammals, the Sierra Nevada red fox.

Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff (2021-08-03). A Covid Surge and Record Heat Have Created a Cursed Olympic Games. thenation.com A Covid Surge and Record Heat Have Created a Cursed Olympic Games…

_____ (2021-08-03). VIDEO: The US Will Continue to Confront China and the Chances of Explosion Are Rising. strategic-culture.org Why is there an ever growing tension between Beijing and Washington? As they say, presidents change but U.S. foreign policy remains the same. Watch the video and read more in

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona for nine consecutive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-03). US Hopes To Turn Philippines Into Military Outpost Aimed Against China. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePhilippines renews the VFA with the U.S. but wants balanced relations with China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst. | On July 29, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel his plans to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) — an important defense treaty with the United States. He said that the legal conditions for the temporary U.S. military presence in the Philippines has existed since 1998, on which the two sides conducted joint exercises on l…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

John Nichols (2021-08-03). "Death by DeSantis" Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike. thenation.com "Death by DeSantis" Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike…

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Staff (2021-08-02). "Give Us the Moratorium": Rep. Cori Bush Sleeps on Capitol Steps Demanding Eviction Protection. democracynow.org We speak with Missouri Congressmember Cori Bush, who is formerly unhoused, about why she has been sleeping on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with others since Friday night to protest her colleagues' decision to adjourn for August recess without passing an extension to the federal eviction moratorium, which expired July 31, as millions are behind on rent. Bush tells Democracy Now! she could not "walk away from this situation and go on vacation" knowing that millions of people could end up on the streets. "This isn't easy. This is not performative in any way. I would rather be at home, but I understand the urgency a…

Staff (2021-08-02). Headlines for August 2, 2021. democracynow.org Millions Could Face Eviction as Congress Fails to Extend Moratorium, "Things Are Going to Get Worse": Fauci Warns Nation as COVID Cases Surge, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan Battle Delta Variant, Eight Die in Southwestern Turkey as 100 Wildfires Burn, Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Displaced By Mass Flooding in Bangladesh, U.S.: 91 Large Wildfires Burn in Western States, Trump to DOJ: "Just Say the Election was Corrupt + Leave the Rest to Me", Rep. McCarthy: "It Will Be Hard Not to Hit" Pelosi With Gavel, Taliban Launches Attacks on Three Afghan Provincial Capitals, Iran Denies Responsibility For Attack on Isra…

National Homelessness Law Center (2021-08-02). Unhoused Bill of Rights Introduced by Representative Cori Bush (MO-01). indybay.org (July 29, 2021, Washington, D.C.) — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Cori Bush (MO-01) unveiled the Unhoused Bill of Rights, the "first federal resolution to declare unalienable rights for unhoused persons and provide solutions to permanently end the crisis by 2025."

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). U.S. Carries Out Third Airstrike On Somalia's Al-Shabaab Militants In Two Weeks. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks. | The strike was in support of Somali government forces in the vicinity of Qeycad, in the central Galmudug state, according to the U.S. military. | Both the U.S. and Somali government said there were no civilian casualties. | The Somali government earlier reported the strike was in an area where federal and U.S.-trained forces were fighting the milita…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-02). The Little Talked About Covid-19 'Variants': Vaccine Mismanagement Will Have Dire Repercussions. counterpunch.org Do you remember the United Nations Millennium Development Goals? If not, you are not alone. These ambitious goals, which included the eradication of "extreme poverty and hunger", to "combating lethal diseases" and "reducing child mortality worldwide", proved to be yet another empty gesture which, unsurprisingly, amounted to little.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-08-02). Fed Up With Democrats, Thousands March to Demand Medicare for All. counterpunch.org Activists in more than 50 cities across the United States marched and rallied on July 24 to demand a Medicare for All or single-payer health care system. With Congress and the White House more focused on passing an infrastructure bill, conducting an investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot, and reforming our immigration system, the

WSWS (2021-08-02). New Zealand nurses reject third union-backed pay deal. wsws.org The intransigence of nurses and healthcare assistants has rattled the Labour-Green Party government, with Health Minister Little denouncing foreshadowed strikes as "hugely disruptive."

Staff (2021-08-02). Day 8 and 9, Samidoun Ghassan Kanafani Brigade in Lebanon: Conclusion and moving forward. samidoun.net On the morning of Friday 30 August, the Ghassan Kanafani Brigade, the Samidoun delegation to Lebanon, visited the recording studio of the "Palestine Today" TV-channel. We were given a tour of the whole studio, showing us the production and recording rooms, and the studio. The delegation also had the opportunity to meet with Saif Mau'ed, director of Palestine Today, and Mohamad Uthman, who before being the coordinator of correspondents was himself a correspondent in the Great Return March in Gaza, where he was shot by the Zionist military forces. In the meeting Mau'ed and Uthman explained the goals of the channel,…

Angélique Mounier-Kuhn (2021-08-02). Lebanon's "National Financial Suicide" thenation.com Lebanon's "National Financial Suicide"

Al-Shabaka (2021-08-02). Israel's Violations of Palestinian Workers' Rights: COVID-19 and Systemic Abuse. juancole.com By Ihab Maharmeh | — ( Al-Shabakah) — The Israeli regime has been systematically violating the rights of Palestinian workers in Israel and its illegal settlements since 1967. How have these violations been exacerbated since the COVID-19 pandemic? Al-Shabaka's guest contributor, Ihab Maharmeh, examines Israel's ongoing abuses of Palestinian workers' labor and human rights. He …

Juan Cole (2021-08-02). Palestinian Christians welcome U.S. United Church of Christ affirmation of right to Boycott Israel for Occupation of Palestinian Territories. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Palestinian Christian organization In 2015, the denomination

Angela (2021-08-02). Friday 8/6: Education Webinar: Determined To Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village. indybay.org Facebook…

Carla Stea (2021-08-02). President Lopez Obrador Reclaims Mexican Independence. Stands against US Interference, in Solidarity with Cuba. globalresearch.ca

Bill Hackwell (2021-08-02). US State Department Lectures Cuba About Human Rights and Living Conditions. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-08-02). Cuba Wins Two Gold Medals in Greco-Roman Wrestling. telesurenglish.net In a feat not previously achieved by any athlete, Cuba's Mijain Lopez captured his fourth Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling after defeating Georgia's Iakobi Kajaia in the 130 kg final on Monday. | RELATED: | Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, Lopez had won three Olympic gold medals, a feat that Alexander Karelin had also achieved. Born in 1982 in Pinar del Rio, Lopez has had a very successful sports career. I…

Aaron Maté (2021-08-02). US suffocates Cuba for unwavering, victorious anti-imperialism at great cost. thegrayzone.com Cuba's anti-imperial foreign policy helped end apartheid in South Africa and sustain liberation movements worldwide. Historian Piero Gleijeses says that's one of the main reasons why the US has terrorized the island nation through today. Cuba's anti-imperial foreign policy helped end apartheid in South Africa and sustain liberation movements worldwide. Historian Piero Gleijeses says that's one of the main reasons why the US has terrorized the island nation through today. Cuba's anti-imperialist foreign policy helped end apartheid in South Africa …

Dan Roberts (2021-08-02). The Shortwave Report 07/30/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Aaron Mate (2021-08-02). Syrian Insurgents Guilty of 'Red Line' 2013 Sarin Chemical Attack, Study Finds. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-08-02). Overview Of Latest Developments In Syria's Daraa. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The news from Daraa governorate have dominated the Syrian scene, after the armed groups deliberately thwarted the settlement agreement that should be implemented in Daraa Al-Balad. Attacking residential neighborhoods and targeting Syrian army posts in the countryside and in the city, they urged the army's response to those attacks, SAA took a military action against the militants who insist to obstruct all efforts to set the settlement on the right track. | During the…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). Military Situation In Syria On August 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 2, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On August 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Ankawi and Qalidin | On August 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Fatira and Barah | On August 2, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled…

Bruce C.T. Wright (2021-08-02). Glen Ford, Veteran Journalist and Founder of Black Agenda Report, Dies at 71. His Legacy Will Live. globalresearch.ca

Rosalind English (2021-08-02). Germany's federal court declares Facebook's hate speech curbs to be in breach of citizens' constitutional rights. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Federal Court of Justice in Germany (the Bundesgerichtshof, or BGH) has ruled against the social network provider that deleted posts and suspended accounts amid allegations of "hate speech". The ruling was handed down on the 29th of July (Bundesgerichtshof, Urteile vom 29. Juli 2021 — III ZR 179/20 und III ZR 192/20) and at …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-08-02). Both-Sidesing Democracy to Death. fair.org In the wake of the Capitol Hill insurrection, FAIR ( After January 6, we noted (FAIR.org,

Zero Hedge (2021-08-02). 1.6 Billion Disposable Masks Entered Our Oceans in 2020. globalresearch.ca

Jenny Miller (2021-08-02). Taking Action Against 5G: Advice from a People's Lobbyist. dissidentvoice.org Perhaps you have been already convinced by reading articles on this site about the devastating effects of the ongoing rollout of massive numbers of 4G/5G so-called small cells (short for cell towers) throughout cities in the U.S. If you're not up to speed about why you should be extremely, extremely alarmed, you can read my …

WSWS (2021-08-02). This week in history: August 2-8. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Australia: Widening teacher-student opposition to Sydney school reopening plan amid COVID crisis. wsws.org The schools' reopening proposal flies in the face of all epidemiological science and, if implemented, is guaranteed to result in deaths and serious injuries.

Steve Watson (2021-08-02). Videos: Fauci, CNN, White House, Newsom and Cuomo All Ratchet Up Attacks on Unvaccinated Americans. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-02). Russia conducts military drills in Central Asia and China as US completes troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. wsws.org As talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have stalled and amid preparations for military drills, both Moscow and Beijing welcomed Taliban delegations in July.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). COVID-19 disproportionately affects U.S. people of color: poll. ecns.cn The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color in the United States, U.S. news magazine Newsweek reported Saturday, citing a new poll.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). DPRK slams U.S.-South Korea military drills, casts doubt on North-South summit. ecns.cn DPRK on Sunday night urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the United States and said a North-South leader-level summit remains unlikely in the short term, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-08-02). Video: CDC Admits Vaccinated Can Transmit Delta & Dr McCullough Sued by BSW Health over Media and Meeting Appearances. globalresearch.ca Peter McCullough…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-02). 15 soldiers killed in Niger ambush, ministry says. en.mehrnews.com Fifteen soldiers were killed as a result of an ambush in southwestern Niger on Saturday, the country's defence ministry said, blaming the attack on "armed terrorist groups."

WSWS (2021-08-02). Backups at US West Coast ports cause disruptions to trade network, speedups for workers. wsws.org The increased strain on the seaport system is intensifying efforts to restructure the industry to make US trade more competitive in the world economy, and thus place a greater burden upon longshoremen and other logistics workers.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-08-02). Gold and Two Silver Medals for Venezuela in Tokyo 2020 Olympics Weekend (+ World Record). orinocotribune.com Caracas, Aug 1, 2021 ( The first medal came during the early hours of Saturday (Caracas time) at the hands of the weightlifter Keydomar Vallenilla who won a silver medal for Venezu…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-02). German warship to join NATO allies in the South China Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The German frigate will arrive in the South China Sea shortly after a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and its strike group, which includes an American guided-missile destroyer and a Dutch frigate — both recently in the Black Sea for anti-Russian war games there. Let's see if we can connect the dots. German …

Lipton Matthews (2021-08-02). Russia and China: Geopolitical Rivals and Competitors in Africa. globalresearch.ca

Starkman Approved (2021-08-02). The Perilous Censoring of Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-08-02). GDP Rises 6.5 Percent in Second Quarter, Passing Pre-Pandemic Level of Output. counterpunch.org 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 Still Strong While the growth for the quarter was somewhat lower than had generally been expected, it would still

Ralph Nader (2021-08-02). Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement. counterpunch.org As the size and severity of the corporate crime wave surges, Congress is asleep at the switch. The mostly captive Capitol Hill Gang has sat on an antiquated federal criminal code, starved the budget of regulatory health, safety, and consumer/labor protection agencies, and let corporate crooks routinely get away with their crimes.

Michael Slager (2021-08-02). In the Wake of "Black Lives Matter," does the the 1919 Chicago Race Riot Take on Special Significance? juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — This week marks another infamous anniversary in US history: the Chicago race riot of 1919. It started when white beachgoers threw rocks at Eugene Williams, a black teenager. He had drifted on a homemade raft from his neighborhood beach toward a white section of it, where a group pelted …

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). WHO's plan on second-phase COVID-19 origin tracing politicized: Chinese embassy. ecns.cn The work plan of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the second phase of investigation into the origins of COVID-19 is politicized and lacks a spirit of cooperation, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Britain said Sunday.

Staff (2021-08-02). Peru: Violent Right Wing Protesters Besiege President Castillo's Residence — Coup d'Etat in the Making. orinocotribune.com Security has been reinforced at the residence of the Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, after a group of violent protesters attempted to reach the house on Saturday, July 31. In addition, there are already the early signs of a growing political siege against the new president who assumed charge only days ago on July 28. | The Peruvian Chief of Police, General César Cervantes, informed that the president's safety is guaranteed, after a group of approximately 300 right-wing protesters reached up to a block from the president's official residence. | The security restrictions, which already prevented entry at the end…

WSWS (2021-08-02). Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez visits the US as a lackey of the banks. wsws.org Sánchez's three-day tour to the US to talk with hedge fund managers again exposes the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government as a tool of the Spanish finance capital.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Comicomment: Biased U.S. COVID-19 origin tracing just another 'washing powder' farce?>. ecns.cn The U.S. hype on the so-called COVID-19 "lab-leak theory" goes against science and basic facts.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Lollapalooza 2021: A superspreader event, thanks to Illinois Democrats. wsws.org Crowds totaling several hundred thousand people have been exposed to the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-02). NATO warplanes intercept Russian aircraft flying from, to their own territory. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft Over the Baltic Sea ==== NATO deployed warplanes to intercept aircraft flying from one part of Russia to another NATO deploys F-35 combat aircraft to Baltic Sea for first time ==== Excerpts from a NATO site: NATO scrambled Spanish Eurofighters and Italian F-35s on Thursday 29 July 2021 to intercept …

WSWS (2021-08-02). Oppose Texas' ban on ground transport for undocumented immigrants! wsws.org Texas Republican Governor Gregg Abbott's executive order declares that private individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations cannot transport undocumented people, and that immigrants can only travel in the custody of federal or state police.

Sundance (2021-08-02). CDC Study, Most People Infected with COVID During Massachusetts Outbreak Were Vaccinated, 74 Percent of Outbreak Within Vaccinated Population. globalresearch.ca The Centers …

WSWS (2021-08-02). IYSSE election campaign at Humboldt University finds support among students. wsws.org The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) ran three candidates in the student parliament election at Berlin's Humboldt University (HU) in June.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Severe smoke continues to blanket North American west. wsws.org Agricultural workers are among the most harmed by the dangerous air quality produced during this year's ongoing fire season.

WSWS (2021-08-02). "This is a virus that we need to eliminate"—Dr. Deepti Gurdasani condemns "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Her interview with the WSWS covers claims of herd immunity, endemicity, and the danger of "breakthrough" infections among those fully vaccinated.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-02). Global NATO: U.S.-trained Polish general to serve in Pentagon command structure. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Media Advisory — V Corps welcomes Polish DCG-I and new DCG-M Fort Knox, Kentucky — Fifth Corps will welcome Polish Maj. Gen. Adam Joks and Brig. Gen. Matthew Van Wagenen to the V Corps team…. Joks, who is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and former commander of the NATO Joint Forces Training …

Steve Milloy (2021-08-02). To Advance the Climate Agenda: Never Waste Bad Weather. globalresearch.ca

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2021-08-02). The CDC Is a Threat to Science. globalresearch.ca

Annelle Sheline (2021-08-02). Biden Isn't Withdrawing Troops from Iraq, He's Relabeling Their Mission. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-02). Trump wanted Justice Department to declare 2020 election "corrupt" wsws.org Ten days before his supporters stormed the Capitol, the US president told the acting attorney general to "leave the rest to me" in terms of overturning the November 3 vote.

John Hickman (2021-08-02). Discussions of Iran's Nuclear Enrichment ignore Israel's Atom Bomb Arsenal: What if Iran's Program is a Deterrent to War? juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — According to the latest news coverage, Iran-U.S. negotiations to revive the 2015 JCPOA are in trouble. The main sticking points involve a guarantee demanded by Tehran that Washington will not abandon the deal at some future date as it did in 2018 under the previous administration and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-02). Ankara-Baku-Islamabad axis "leading the Islamic world" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Selections from a recent column of Trend News Agency contributor Rufiz Hafizoglu, who if nothing else is candid. What the project certainly appears to portend is a non-Arab, one could argue anti-Arab, global caliphate. With nuclear weapons; junior and silent partner Pakistan brings those to the table. Ankara and Baku supply the brains, Islamabad the …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-08-02). Pegasus and the Threat of Cyberweapons in the Age of Smartphones. counterpunch.org Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology, is haunting the Narendra Modi-led Indian government once again. Seventeen media organizations including the Wire, the Washington Post and the Guardian have spent months examining a possible list of 50,000 phone numbers belonging to individuals from around 50 countries. This list was provided by the French journalism nonprofit

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Swiss scientist says Chinese lab leak theory political in nature. ecns.cn The accusation that the COVID-19 virus leaked from a laboratory in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is "more political in nature," Didier Pittet, a leading infectious diseases expert at Geneva University Hospitals, has said.

Ronan Manly (2021-08-02). The Saga Continues: Venezuela's 31 Tonnes of Seized Gold at the Bank of England. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). U.S. blames Iran for tanker attack, prepares for response. ecns.cn The United States on Sunday blamed Iran for the attack against an oil tanker managed by an Israeli-owned company in the north Arabian Sea, saying "an appropriate response" is forthcoming.

teleSUR (2021-08-02). Mexicans Approve Trial of Former Neoliberal Presidents. telesurenglish.net In the referendum held on Sunday, Mexicans voted in favor of the judicial investigation of the actions carried out by former presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994), Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000), Vicente Fox (2000-2006), Felipe Calderon (2006-2012), and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018). | RELATED: | In an unprecedented exercise of direct democracy in this Latin American country, citizens responded affirmatively to the following que…

Ice Age Farmer (2021-08-02). Video: "Next Crisis Bigger than COVID": Power Supply, Transportation, Finance. The WEF's "Cyber Polygon" Pandemic Table Top Scenario. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Building a peace-loving world-class military. ecns.cn When extremely heavy rainstorms devastated central China in July, it was hard not to notice the troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on dams, reservoirs and riverbanks — the most dangerous areas in the battle against floods.

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-08-02). The Falling of Democracy Worldwide. globalresearch.ca

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-08-02). Russia rules out any alternative for JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com A Russian diplomat says there is no alternative to restoring the Iranian nuclear deal in its original form and that speculations about writing a new deal from scratch is a 'fantasy'.

WSWS (2021-08-02). US officials reject further lockdowns despite 100,000 daily new infections. wsws.org One in every 39 people on the planet have contracted the disease and "things are going to get worse," according to Anthony Fauci.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Workers in Banbury condemn "fire and rehire" sell-out deal at Jacobs Douwe Egberts: "It is a domino effect" wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on Saturday discussing the "fire and rehire" dispute at the local Jacobs Douwe Egberts factory with workers, young people and retirees.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Cooperating to trace COVID-19 origins shared responsibilities for countries: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn "Cooperating on tracing the origins of the virus is everyone's responsibility," and such research should be conducted worldwide, China's Ambassador to Italy Li Junhua has written.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Reopening of German economy provokes deadly fourth wave of pandemic. wsws.org The ruthless policy of reopening the economy means it is only a matter of weeks before the number of daily infections reaches several tens of thousands.

WSWS (2021-08-02). Missouri Aviary Cafe workers strike, charge they are "overworked like slaves" wsws.org The Aviary strike is one reflecting of growing militancy among low-paid workers, who are demanding better working conditions, wages and benefits, and compensation for bearing the burden of the ongoing pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Foreign officials, experts oppose politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing. ecns.cn Political leaders and experts worldwide have strongly opposed politicizing the COVID-19 origin tracing issue, saying that such a trend would deal a heavy blow to the global anti-pandemic efforts.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-02). US Hopes to Turn Philippines into Military Outpost Aimed Against China. asia-pacificresearch.com

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-02). CDC: 11,940 Dead 618,648 Injuries and 1,175 Unborn Babies Dead Following COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-02). COVID-19 Injection Campaign Violates Bioethics Laws. Dr. Robert Malone. globalresearch.ca

Nicky Reid (2021-08-02). Just Let the Militias Have Iraq. counterpunch.org Well dearest motherfuckers, I had published my doubts, but it appears that Old Man Biden is prepared to finally end our twenty year clusterfuck in Afghanistan by the end of summer after all. Well, sort of. Like any American peace deal, this one comes with a few bullet hole shaped asterisks. While "Combat" troops are

Kenny Stancil (2021-08-02). With New Guaranteed Income Bill, Omar Proposes Sending Most People in US $1,200 Per Month. globalresearch.ca

Sam Pizzigati (2021-08-02). America's Billionaires: Borrowing Their Way to Ever More Fabulous Fortunes. counterpunch.org No widely acclaimed artist in the 20th century baited and battled the rich with as much gusto as Diego Rivera. The Mexican painter's Great Depression-era confrontation with Nelson Rockefeller, then the twenty-something grandson of the world's single richest individual, captured front-page real estate all across the United States — and far beyond. The Rockefeller family

WSWS (2021-08-02). Timeline of the Hillsborough disaster and cover-up as it unfolded (1989-2021). wsws.org April 15, 1989…

WSWS (2021-08-02). Andrew Devine, the 97th Hillsborough disaster victim dies 32 years after suffering lifelong injuries. wsws.org Andrew Devine's fate encompasses the tragedy of all the Hillsborough victims—one compounded by decades of official cover-up and denial of justice.

teleSUR, ppc, JCM (2021-08-02). Huelga de hambre de docentes en Ecuador cumple 21 días. telesurtv.net El ayuno que comenzaron más de 30 educadores se opone a la suspensión ejercida por el estado a la nueva ley de educación.

Annie Bares, John Mellison (2021-08-02). Graduate Workers at UT Austin Are Undervalued, Underpaid, and Demanding Answers. thenation.com Graduate Workers at UT Austin Are Undervalued, Underpaid, and Demanding Answers…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona for nine consecutive…

March On, partners (2021-08-02). Saturday 8/28: Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Stop the Money Pipeline, partners (2021-08-02). Tuesday 8/3: Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos UN COP26! indybay.org Online event…

Jonathan Turley (2021-08-02). Twitter Suspends Science Writer after He Posts Results of Pfizer Clinical Test. globalresearch.ca

Jorge Elbaum (2021-08-02). América Latina y el Caribe: Entre la esperanza y el espanto. globalizacion.ca La asunción de Pedro Castillo Terrones, el cuestionamiento a la OEA enunciado por el Presidente de México y las novedades sobre las causas judiciales ligadas al contrabando de armas —consumadas durante el gobierno de Mauricio Macri— han generado un movimiento…

slingshot collective (2021-08-02). Saturday 8/14: Long Haul Infoshop's 28th birthday party. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey in South Berkeley across from La Pena – near Ashby BART…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-02). Fauci's Future Pandemics — Vaccines without public health infrastructure. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

Jimmy Tobias (2021-08-02). The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All. thenation.com The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All…

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-08-02). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-02). Bill Maher Rips Woke Mentality Now Driving Olympic Games: "Belongs In Stalin's Russia" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on "Young people have to stop flattering themselves that they're Nostradamus and would have foreseen had they been around back then everything that is unacceptable now," Bill Maher said in his latest commentary on what he's dubbed the "Bummer Games" after the Olympics have gone woke. | He highlighted multiple firings of top Ol…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Landing a jump properly prevents injury. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Major events like the Olympics can inspire people of all ages to try out a new sport or activity. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, wants people to get involved in new activities while recognizing some of the common sports injuries that can occur. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/OSAVPg0I7j8 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….

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-02). Imperial professor recognised with global award for outreach. imperial.ac.uk Professor Mike Templeton has recently been given a global outreach award by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-08-02). Brasil: Vendrán días peores. globalizacion.ca De nada sirven los intentos de contener al ultraderechista Jair Bolsonaro (foto): él renueva y refuerza la certidumbre de que desconoce cualquier límite, que carece hasta de vestigios de equilibrio y sensatez. Si en la dictadura que él tanto admiró…

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-08-02). Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Technology, Signals the Worst-Case Scenario About COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca This …

Maurizio Lazzarato, Klaus Wagener (2021-08-02). Capitalism as the religion of indebtedness and debt. indybay.org In capitalism, the fundamental social relation is neither exchange nor production. Rather, it is debt that dominates and supersedes every other way of recognizing and valorizing the measure between people. Those who have money are creditworthy, manifesting the sign of God's grace.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). Military Situation In Afghanistan On August 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 2, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Herat city | On August 2, Taliban attacked Shindand Airbase with several rockets | On August 2, Taliban attacked Gereshk area in Helmand province | On August 2, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued inside the city of Lashkar Gah | On August 2, Taliban captured Kariz and Qalaa Kohne south of Lashkar Gah city | 455 Taliban militants were killed and 143 others…

Editor2 (2021-08-02). India: 30 Years of Economic Reforms — A Saga of Growing Inequalities. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Aug 01, 2021 | The votaries of economic reforms miss the point that while it may have increased GDP growth rate, it has worsened the conditions of the working people. | It is 30 years since India adopted neoliberal policies in 1991, though some would date their introduction even earlier to 1985. Newspapers are full of assessments of the impact of these policies on the economy, and liberalisers from Manmohan Singh downward, have suddenly become visible, lauding their handiwork, while lamenting at best that the benefits of liberalisation have been unevenly distributed. Manmohan Singh has r…

Staff (2021-08-02). "Inflamed": Dr. Rupa Marya & Raj Patel on Deep Medicine & How Capitalism Primes Us for Sickness. democracynow.org As much of the world struggles to cope with the pandemic and its impacts, we speak with Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, co-authors of the new book, "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice," which examines the social and environmental roots of poor health. "Inflammation is the body's appropriate response to damage, or the threat of damage," says Marya, a physician and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition. "We're learning that the social structures around us, the environmental, political structures around us, are tuning the immune system to sound out the full range of inflammation." Patel adds that "c…

Kerstin Chavent, Rudiger Dammann (2021-08-02). The new school and Farewell to capitalism. indybay.org "You can never solve problems with the same way of thinking that created them." That is why copyright reform, patent and property law, and many other regulations of the material "goods economy" that have grown up in the industrial age are not suitable for meeting the challenges of the information universe.

Poor People's Campaign & partners (2021-08-02). Monday 8/2: March on Washington D.C. for Voting Rights, Immigrant Rights & Economic Justice w/ PPC. indybay.org Online actions and protest livestream/recording…

Giniw Collective (2021-08-02). Water Protectors Shot with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas now Denied Medications in Jail. indybay.org Water Protectors at Stop Line 3 were brutally arrested by Sheriffs' deputies using excessive force, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper bullets. Water Protectors now in Pennington County jail in northern Minnesota are being denied medications and being fed moldy food, Giniw Collective said.

N. Evans (2021-08-02). Catholic Freedom: Why Confession To A Priest Is Not Necessary To Have Sins Forgiven. indybay.org Catholic Freedom Newsletter: Why Confession To A Priest Is Not Necessary To Have Sins Forgiven…

WSWS repost (2021-08-02). US gymnast Simone Biles, the Olympic games and "the weight of the world" indybay.org The decision by Biles to withdraw from competition during the Olympic team final in Tokyo on Tuesday has drawn censure from various quarters, much of it politically or ideologically motivated.

Dr Pascal Sacré (2021-08-02). El espectro del fundamentalismo de las vacunas: Inclinarse y servir al "Dios de las vacunas" globalizacion.ca ** | El problema, para mí, no es demonizar la vacunación como los fundamentalistas demonizan cualquier alternativa a su Dios, generalmente atacando a las personas que se atreven a hablar de ello. | El problema, para mí, es decirle a la gente…

Pam Long (2021-08-02). Pilots May Hold Key to Mobilizing Against Military COVID Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

Curtis Price (2021-08-02). Hinterlands: Rural Detroits. zcomm.org The local level is where capitalism's combined and uneven development is most evident – some areas are raised and stroked while others knocked down and gutted…

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2021-08-02). "We Will Live in a Completely Different World": A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich. thenation.com "We Will Live in a Completely Different World": A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich…

Carlos Mendoza (2021-08-02). Criptomonedas: øCélulas de una sociedad superadora? globalizacion.ca Análisis de las originales características de las criptomonedas y el sistema blockchain en que se basan. Sus diversas utilizaciones en el capitalismo, para bien y para mal. Sus perspectivas, desde la creación de monedas digitales por gobiernos nacionales, hasta su…

Marcos Silva Martínez C. (2021-08-02). Surgimiento y decadencia de los centros de poder. globalizacion.ca La historia ha demostrado que el crecimiento del poder económico de determinadas naciones, es consecuencia, entre otros, del desarrollo del conocimiento científico y tecnológico y su correspondiente aplicación y que, esas condiciones generan poder económico y político que se traduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). Military Situation In Yemen On August 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 153 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On August 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Raghwan district | On August 2, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-…

ILSCTNM (2021-08-02). Friday 8/13: Soldiarity Action With Namibian MUN Rossing Mine Fired Union Leadership & Lawyer Beukes. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Global Research News (2021-08-02). Selected Articles: The Specter of Vaccine Fundamentalism: Bowing Down and Serving the "God of Vaccines" globalresearch.ca By The issue, for me, is not to demonize vaccination the way fundamentalists demonize any alternative to their God, usually ..

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-08-02). Tuesday 8/3: Protect Indigenous Sites! Interact with Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair! indybay.org Online, via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found at www.svslvdemocrats.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Consumer Health: Balance training — easy, fun and important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is balance training. Balance refers to the ability to stay upright and steady, whether you're standing, kneeling, sitting or squatting. Several sensory systems in your body contribute to good balance. Your vision, inner ear and joint receptors provide a sense of where your body is in space. The neuromuscular system synthesizes this information to give…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). U.S. And UK Accuse Iran Of Carrying Out Drone Attack On Tanker, Plan UNSC Meeting. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: On August 1st, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab accused Iran of being responsible for the alleged drone strike on an oil tanker in the Arabian sea. | This followed accusations by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet, which Tehran denied.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-02). Sierra Nevada Red Fox Population Gains Endangered Species Act Protection. indybay.org SACRAMENTO, August 2, 2021 — In response to a petition and lawsuits from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today granted endangered status to a population of one of North America's rarest mammals, the Sierra Nevada red fox.

Hamilton Nolan (2021-08-02). We Need a Big National Strike Fund. zcomm.org More successful strikes help the entire labor movement. We should pay for them together…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). Afghan President Proposes Unknown Security Plan, Blames Americans For Crisis. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Violent clashes between the Taliban and Afghan government forces are surging across Afghanistan, with President Ashraf Ghani blaming the worsening security situation on the ill-planned and "sudden" withdrawal of American troops. | Afghan security forces spokesman, Ajmal Omar Shinwari, described the current status in Afghanistan as an "emergency situation." | President Ghani also blamed the "abrupt" US withdrawal for the deteriorating security situation. | Ghani h…

Mary Villareal (2021-08-02). Moderna Rep: Everyone Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Is "Pretty Much" Part of a Clinical Trial. globalresearch.ca

Jenni Chang (2021-08-02). Saturday 7/31: Governor Newsom to Keep the Promise. indybay.org Oakland: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, 12th St & Lake Merritt Blvd…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-08-02). Actor Vows to Identify as "Trans Vegan" Following Revelation Plant Eaters Could Avoid Mandatory Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Zachary Siegel (2021-08-02). The Story of "El Chapo" and Why the Drug War Will Never End. thenation.com The Story of "El Chapo" and Why the Drug War Will Never End…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Study shows masks can prevent COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/9fca7M5STEA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: …

Megan Redshaw (2021-08-02). CDC Says Vaccinated May be as Likely to Spread COVID as Unvaxxed, as Reports of Serious Injuries after Vaccines Surge. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). China's domestic vaccines still effective against Delta variant: newspaper. ecns.cn The vaccine doses currently being administered across China continue to demonstrate good preventive and protective effects against the COVID-19 Delta variant, China Daily reported Monday.

Tanzil Chowdhury (2021-08-02). 17,000 University of California Researchers Could Soon Win a Union. zcomm.org U-Cal student researchers have announced they have union authorization cards from a super-majority of 17,000 researchers throughout UC system — one of the largest union drives in recent US history…

Jake Johnson (2021-08-02). Bernie Sanders Headlines Get-Out-the-Vote Rally for Nina Turner. zcomm.org In his keynote speech, Sanders said corporate interests are pulling out all the stops to defeat Turner because "they know that when she is elected, she is going to stand up and take them on in the fight for justice."

Revolution Books (2021-08-02). Saturday 8/7: This is a Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). 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…

Editor2 (2021-08-02). History Tells us the United States' Supposed 'Concern for Democracy' in Nicaragua is Nothing of the Sort. orinocotribune.com By Daniel Kovalik — Jul 30, 2021 | A century and a half has shown us that American meddling in Nicaragua is never about improving the lot of the people of that nation, and only ever about furthering Washington's imperialist agenda. | The US government is back at it. It is again expressing concern about the state of democracy in Nicaragua, and conjuring up a new round of punitive sanctions against that tiny country to allegedly prevent dictatorship from taking hold there. | The newest sanctions bill against the country is titled "Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-02). Imperial, HKU and Peking University announce chemistry research collaboration. imperial.ac.uk Three leading institutions in London, Hong Kong and Beijing will drive research and innovation in synthetic chemistry and chemical biology.

Livermore Conversion Project (2021-08-02). Friday 8/6: Shine a Light, Stop the Heat, Lower the Heat. indybay.org Virtual Broadcast…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). 3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ‚Äï children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the Rochester Proton Beam Therapy Program began six years ago. Watch: With a little help from his "friends", 3-year-old takes on…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Making progress in treating glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to malignant tumors in the brain and spinal cord, glioblastoma is the most common. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that forms from cells called astrocytes in the brain or the spinal cord. Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but it's more common in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures. Glioblastoma can be difficult to treat. Current treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, but thanks to…

WSWS (2021-08-02). Australian "National Cabinet" pushes reopening "roadmap" as Delta crisis worsens. wsws.org The bipartisan blueprint adopted by the federal, state and territory government leaders amounts to a declaration that the profit-crazed demands of the corporate elite must take priority over the health and lives of millions of people.

Sarah Anderson (2021-08-02). To Break the Corporate Tax Logjam, Tax Overinflated CEO Pay. inequality.org

Anonymous007 (2021-08-02). Political Olympic Games: Belarusian Sprinter Refuses To Board Flight To Minsk, Seeks Japanese Police Protection. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Tokyo Olympics, after making history by being delayed, still taking place amid COVID-19 chaos and rising numbers of infected in Japan, will also come down in history as the most politicized Olympic Games ever. | On August 1st, a Belarusian sprinter, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, sought the protection of Japanese police at Haneda Airport after she refused to board a flight to Minsk, the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities confirmed."They are trying to get me out of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

Angela (2021-08-02). Tuesday 8/3: Complicity with Ethnic Cleansing. indybay.org Facebook…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Still working and inspiring others: Sister Lauren prepares for 100th birthday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As teams of people bustle behind the scenes preparing celebrations to honor Sister Lauren Weinandt, Mayo Clinic's longest-serving staff member, you will likely find her in her office answering questions or writing cards. Weinandt came to Mayo Clinic in 1956 as a secretary to the hospital administrator at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Today, she is the archivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital ‚Äï Rochester. Sister Lauren 1956 Mayo Clinic And those celebratory preparations? Well,…

William rivers Pitt (2021-08-02). Both the Delta Variant and Thin-Willed Democrats Are Lethal to Our Society. zcomm.org This is no time for advocates to seek the low road; it's already underwater, and no half-assed infrastructure bill can fix it…

Staff (2021-08-02). Bipartisan group of Senators unveil $1 trillion infrastructure bill after marathon negotiations. rt.com After the eleventh-hour effort, a bipartisan group of Senate negotiators have announced they finalized a mammoth infrastructure bill, which includes some $550 in new spending. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. | The group of "moderate" Republicans and Democrats, tasked with ironing out differences so that a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package can be passed, announced on Sunday that the legislative text of the bill was ready. | The 2,702-page document, if approved, will see $550 billion in new funding be earmarked to building and upgrading roads, public transit, rails, bridges, water infrastructure, elec…

WSWS repost (2021-08-02). Democratic Socialists of America convention meets to promote Democratic Party. indybay.org From August 1 to 8, delegates of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will meet online for the organization's biennial convention. The DSA leadership aims to trap growing socialist sentiment within the capitalist, imperialist Democratic Party.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

teleSUR, JL (2021-08-02). Denuncian masacre número 61 en Colombia durante el 2021. telesurtv.net En tan solo coho meses del año, Colombia registra 61 masacres y 103 líderes sociales asesinados.

Mel Gurtov (2021-08-02). Influence peddling, a threat to both democracy and a humane foreign policy. zcomm.org Once lobbying firms and political action committees (PACs) are allowed to influence public policy and officials with monetary incentives, election results, public opinion, and policy choices are bound to be significantly affected…

Ali Lexa (2021-08-02). Stop the unfair attacks on labor practices being imposed on workers at KPFK. indybay.org This is a petition to send a message to the Pacifica Radio National Board and Executive Director to stop the Corporate style, heavy handing dealing with cutting and "taking back" earned benefits from its hard working staff.

CIIS Public Programs (2021-08-02). Thursday 8/19: On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Consumer Health: What do you know about hepatitis? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 28, which makes this a good time to learn more about hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by specific viruses. The five main strains of the hepatitis virus are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in geographic prevalence, severity of illness and prevention methods. In the U.S., the most common forms…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-02). Protesters Demand Newsom Keep Health Care Promise. indybay.org Signs, slogan and local politicians at Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Study shows masks offer protection as COVID-19 infections tick up. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus," says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. In fact, published data from Mayo Clinic researchers have found that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). Science Saturday: How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. But new research has unlocked how kidney stones actually form, which could be the key to treating or even eliminating…

Brian Terrell (2021-08-02). Resisting Nuclear Weapons in a Climate Crisis. dissidentvoice.org Court in Cochem On July 21, I was walking in the forests surrounding the German Air Force Base at Bàºchel in the Eifel Mountains with three Catholic Worker friends, Susan van der Hijden of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Susan Crane of Redwood City, California, and Christiane Danowski of Dortmund, Germany. We were there at the end of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-02). 20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society…

Jason Ditz (2021-08-02). Afghan Forces Bomb Hospital in Helmand Provincial Capital. news.antiwar.com The Afghan Air Force attacked a private hospital in The hospital's owner says there were no Taliban at the small Lashkar Gah hospital. The Defense Ministry has so far declined media requests fo…

Staff (2021-08-02). "The Ants and the Grasshopper": Raj Patel's New Film Aims to "Decolonize" Climate & Health Solutions. democracynow.org We look at a groundbreaking new documentary on the climate crisis and the global food system, "The Ants and the Grasshopper," which follows the journey of a Malawian farmer as she tries to end hunger and gender inequality in her village, and tackle climate change in the United States. "In this film, what we're trying to do is decolonize the view of how it is that we fix the climate crisis and the health crisis by foregrounding the wisdom of peasants from around the world, whether they're in the United States or from Malawi," says co-director Raj Patel.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-02). Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection. indybay.org 15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections…

_____ (2021-08-01). 'A Devastating Failure': Eviction Ban Expires as House Goes on Vacation and Biden Refuses to Act. commondreams.org When journalists gin up controversy over lesser measures, they contribute to public misunderstandings of truth and reality, and make progress in the fight against Covid that much harder.

Staff (2021-08-01). Welcome to the Great Reset? Corporate landlords poised to snatch Americans' property after eviction moratorium EXPIRES. rt.com Millions face imminent homelessness, after the Democrats left Washington for the recess without extending an eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday. America's largest corporate landlords are about to make a killing. | An 11-month eviction moratorium that prevented tens of millions of Americans from losing their homes during the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown expires on July 31, after Congress left Washington for recess without passing a bill to extend it. | The moratorium was put in place by the Trump administration last year and extended by the Biden administration in June, but a Supreme Court r…

Staff (2021-08-01). Pelosi roasted by Democrats after claiming she led 'relentless' campaign to extend Covid eviction ban, blaming 'cruel' Republicans. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received backlash from fellow members of the Democratic Party after she refused to take any responsibility for the House's failure to extend the eviction moratorium, placing the blame on the Republicans. | The House failed on Friday to obtain enough support to extend the moratorium, which protects renters from eviction during the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving many Americans vulnerable to homelessness and in limbo, as the House is adjourning for nearly two months. | On Saturday, Pelosi blamed the "pure cruelty" of the Republicans for the extension's failure and claimed that "ensuring eve…

_____ (2021-08-01). AOC Slams Conservative Dems Who Would Rather Skip Town Than Vote to Extend Eviction Ban. commondreams.org

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Eyewitness Venezuela: Homelessness becoming thing of the past. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Groups of women, wearing blue hardhats, stand proudly in front of a five-floor building, surrounded by lush mountains. The community members are building 93 apartments for families in the area. 80% of the workers are women. | "We carry all the materials up on our backs, we are self-sufficient. We work together as a community," said Melida Riva. | They came together and decided they wanted more housing to accommodate their growing community. They reached out to Misión Vivienda, a program started in 2011 to build millions of homes around Venezuela. Once approved, the government sent them the…

Rima Najjar (2021-08-01). Return to Lifta for Palestinians Is Not a Wish; It's a Promise, Israel! globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-01). Actions Demand NY Close Groups Backing Settler Genocide In Palestine. popularresistance.org In the morning they picketed the Long Island home of Justin "Yaacov" Fauci, who moved from New York to invade and steal Palestinian lands including the Al-Kurd family home. He became notorious in a video that went viral of him publicly admitting his crime when he stated, "If I don't steal it, someone else is gonna," as he invaded the Palestinian home. In the afternoon, the advocates marched in Brooklyn, NY and picketed the offices of New York Attorney General Letitia James to draw attention to New York-based Zionist nonprofits helping settlers — like Long Island-born Fauci — to participate in the ethn…

Asa Winstanley (2021-08-01). The plight of Palestinians is well understood, now action needs to be taken. zcomm.org There is no political will in the West to hold Israel to account for its crimes…

Staff (2021-08-01). 7 August, Gothenburg: Demonstration for Palestine / Demonstrera fà∂r Palestina. samidoun.net Friday, 7 August 2: 00 pm Gà∂taplatsen Gothenburg, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/608414086807720 Demonstration for Palestine — Stop the forced displacement in Jerusalem — Freedom and return for all Palestinians — Victory to the Palestinian resistance Link to posters: we.tl/t-cPMSkBQgUs Gathering point: Gà∂taplatsen, at 14: 00 Demonstration route: Avenyn Grà∂nsakstorget Domkyrkan Vasagatan Haga Jà§rntorget Closing location: Jà§rntorget 16: 30 Demonstration fà∂r Palestina — Stoppa vrà§kningarna i Jerusalem — Frihet och à•tervà&…

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Hands off the Caribbean: Minnesotans stand with Cuba and Haiti. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 30 people took to May Day Plaza, July 29, to hold signs and banners in a show of solidarity with the people of Cuba and Haiti after a new wave of U.S. intervention attempts. This event came after the Biden administration's July 22 issuance of new sanctions on Cuba, as well as the July 7 assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel MoàØse. | The financial and administrative origin of President MoàØse's assassination by a group of Colombian and U.S. mercenaries has not yet been confirmed. However, investigations later revealed some of the mercenaries responsible had taken p…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-08-01). The US War on Cuba: From Economic Embargoes, Biological Warfare to US-Backed Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Before …

Editor2 (2021-08-01). Cuba, the Invincible Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Sam Marcy — Jul 28, 2021 | The following article by Sam Marcy, a leading Marxist thinker and fighter of the second half of the 20th century, was originally published on Sept. 30, 1993, during an earlier imperialist offensive against socialist Cuba. | Of the great revolutions of the 20th century, including those of the USSR and China, the Cuban Revolution has been subjected to the most onerous siege of all. | It is true that in the early days after the victory of the October Revolution, the Soviet Union was encircled and invaded in a siege unparalleled in all previous modern history. But soon it did have t…

scorinoco (2021-08-01). Using the OAS to Promote Discord over Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Sir Ronald Sanders — Jul 29, 2021 | Much has been written about a meeting, convoked by the present Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), to discuss "the situation in Cuba" which he was obliged to defer after objections by several member states. | The present chair is the ambassador of Uruguay, Abdala Washington. He convoked the meeting on Monday, July 26 to be held at 10 am on Wednesday 28 July. While the chair has the authority to convene a meeting of the Permanent Council, it is unusual that he did so without consulting member states. After all, he expected member…

teleSUR, emgg, JCM (2021-08-01). Cuba recibe ayuda humanitaria de México y Bolivia. telesurtv.net Cuba atraviesa una compleja situación sanitaria que reporta hoy 8875 nuevos positivos y 65 fallecidos por la covid-19.

Peter Bolton (2021-08-01). Damning open letter calls on Joe Biden to lift Cuba embargo. thecanary.co The US government and allies in the right-wing Cuban exile community have been The most prominent aspect of this lying by omission is a consistent failure to name the biggest cause of s…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Iranian Forces Deployed Radar In Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: defapress.ir | The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed a radar system in the southern countryside of Syria's Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 1. | The radar was reportedly deployed in al-Mazar'a area in the outskirts of the town of al-Mayadin, where Iranian-backed forces maintain a large presence. The London-based monitoring group didn't provide any information on the type of the radar. | Al-Mazar'a overlooks much of the souther…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-01). Military Situation In Syria On August 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 1, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 35 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 3 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On July 31, a truce has been reached between the SAA and the former rebels meditated by Russia in the south of Daraa province | On July 31, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar | On July 31, SAA artillery she…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Greater Idlib Militants Continue To Shell Government-held Areas To 'Support' Daraa (Photos, Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Greater Idlib militants, led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), continue to shell government-held areas in support of Daraa's former rebels who are being pressured by Syrian authorities. | On July 31 and August 1, HTS and its allies, who operate under the banner of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, shelled government-held areas in southern Idlib, northern Lattakia, northwestern Hama and western Aleppo. | HTS' Turkish-backed allies shared footage of some of their…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Syrian Army Issued 'Final Warning' To Daraa's Former Rebels — Reports. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 31, Syrian authorities issued a final warning to former rebels in the southern part of Daraa city, known as Daraa al-Balad, according to a number of sources. | The authorities gave local leaders in Daraa al-Balad time until August 1 to accept a new reconciliation agreement. Under the agreement, 132 local gunmen will be expelled to opposition-held areas in northern Syria. Tight security measures will be also implemented in Daraa al-Balad. | Local leaders are yet to accept the agree…

_____ (2021-08-01). Glen Ford's Journalism Fought For Black Liberation And Against Imperialism. popularresistance.org Ford identified his political and journalistic stance with both, having created the tagline: "News, commentary and analysis from the black left" for BAR. He was the consummate journalist, a man who demanded rigorous analysis of himself and others, and he lived by the dictum of afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted. Ford co-founded a publication in line with his core values: He did not suffer fools gladly, succumb to corporate media and government narratives, or feel obligated to change his politics in order to elevate the Black face in a high place.

Kapil A, Thakur A, Yadav S. (2021-08-01). Acute Coronary Syndrome With ST-Segment Elevation in Inferior Leads. jamanetwork.com This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of a man in his 50s who presented to the emergency department with severe, crushing chest pain radiating to his left arm.

Fight Back (2021-08-01). California protest slams end to federal unemployment benefits. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Saturday, July 31 members and supporters of the Northern California Unemployed Committee or NCUC rallied to protest the coming end of federal unemployment benefits set for September 6. Speakers pointed out how 9 million unemployed people will be losing their benefits and the rest will have their payments cut in half. | John Root spoke about his troubles with the California unemployment insurance system, stating, "I got no benefits for four months and had to depend on family to survive. I was calling up to 30 or 40 times a day without a response. The unemployment system is broken." Root pointed o…

teleSUR (2021-08-01). Peru: PM Bellido Calls on to Dialogue to All Political Sectors. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Peru's Prime Minister Guido Bellido announced he will hold a round of dialogues with all interested parties in the Congress. | RELATED: | The rounds of dialogue started already with the Congressmen of his Peru Libre party, and the next one will be with the members of Acción Popular in the morning hours of Aug. 3. | Bellido said that also Admiral Montoya accepted his proposal for dialogue, but the date has yet to be define…

Hyman MC, Papireddy M, Frankel DS. (2021-08-01). Paroxysmal Atrioventricular Block. jamanetwork.com This case report presents electrocardiographic findings in a patient in their mid-80s with intermittent confusion and falls.

Ellen Brown (2021-08-01). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us from the Greenhouse Effect and Electric Grid Failure. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). Coca-Cola, Visa Reps refuse to condemn China's so-called 'genocide' of Uyghur people: media. ecns.cn Representatives from several major companies declined to denounce the so-called "genocide" of the Uyghur people in China when directly asked by U.S. Republican senators Tom Cotton, a report by FOX Business Network (FBN) has said.

Wong A, Otles E, Donnelly JP, et al. (2021-08-01). External Validation of a Widely Implemented Sepsis Prediction Model in Hospitalized Patients. jamanetwork.com This cohort study externally validates the Epic Sepsis Model in the prediction of sepsis and evaluates its potential clinical impact compared with usual care.

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). 'Lab-leak' theory used to divert attention, says U.S. scholar. ecns.cn The U.S. lab-leak theory is a distraction from the country's history of far worse leaks, Mario Cavolo, a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, one of China's top independent think tanks, said in his article titled "West still barking up the conspiracy tree."

Staff (2021-08-01). President Maduro Orders Action Against Disruptors of National Economy. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 28, President Nicolás Maduro informed that "we have identified, with names and surnames, the people who are destabilizing the prices, the real value of the currency…, now with a clearer picture we have them identified." The Venezuelan president made this comment during the working meeting for the productive economy for July, held at the Sol del Peru Room in the Miraflores Palace. "The study on the induced economic warfare has allowed us to identify the principal destabilizers who are behind the disturbances that have occurred in the month of July," he added. | President Maduro was referring to…

Licciardone JC. (2021-08-01). Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Nguyen et al reported that their randomized clinical trial found questionable benefits to using osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patients with subacute or chronic low back pain (LBP). However, methodological issues raise questions about the validity and generalizability of the findings. First, there is no rationale for including patients with subacute LBP as trial participants, nor for combining them with patients having chronic LBP. The American College of Physicians guideline recommendation 1, pertaining to patients with acute or subacute LBP, states that such patients' conditions impro…

Aviva Levine (2021-08-01). Chicago hosts Lollapalooza music festival, prioritizing profit over public health. liberationnews.org The festival is happening amid a stark increase in COVID-19 spread across Chicago and Cook County.

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Oshkosh, WI: Family and community demand justice for Isaiah Tucker 4 years after his murder. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – 30 concerned community and family members gathered to call for justice for Isaiah Tucker, who was shot and killed by Oshkosh police officer Aaron Achterberg on July 31, 2017. The protest marked the four-year anniversary of his murder. No charges were ever filed in Isaiah's case. The police department investigated themselves with other officers and determined that all instances of violence towards Tucker were justified. | This annual event was organized by United Action Oshkosh (UAO) and the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression along with the Tucker family to publicly address on…

_____ (2021-08-01). The Case Against E-Carceration. popularresistance.org As COVID-19 spread through prisons and jails, getting people out of custody became a matter of life or death, heightening the need for eliminating cash bail, granting compassionate release, and embracing clemency nationwide. But in many places, decarceration does not mean freedom. Instead, people released from prisons and jails are increasingly ordered to wear ankle monitors and other surveillance devices that track, record, restrict, and control them. In San Francisco, a city that recently did away with bail altogether, the use of electronic monitoring went up 300 percent and New York is seeing a similar trend.

jamanetwork (2021-08-01). Errors in Table 2 and Results. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "External Validation of a Widely Implemented Proprietary Sepsis Prediction Model in Hospitalized Patients," published online June 21, 2021, the number needed to evaluate that is presented in Table 2 and the Results should be 8, not 15. The article has been corrected online.

Cai C. (2021-08-01). We Can Heal From Hate Crimes by Practicing Solidarity. jamanetwork.com This essay describes the author's experience of systemic racism in medicine.

Tsushima T, Patel TR, Sahadevan J. (2021-08-01). Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We appreciate the insightful comments by Gallen et al in response to our article. We would like to thank JAMA Internal Medicine for the opportunity to respond to them.

Van Driest SL, Abul-Husn NS, Glessner JT, et al. (2021-08-01). Association of a Benign Genotype and Unnecessary Bone Marrow Biopsies in African American Patients. jamanetwork.com This genetic association study examines whether the rs2814778-CC genotype is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a bone marrow biopsy for an isolated low white blood cell count.

Luk T, Lam T, Leung W, et al. (2021-08-01). Smoking Cessation Intervention vs Brief Advice Alone for Expectant Fathers. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial evaluates the outcomes of a tobacco control intervention at 3 and 6 months after intervention initiation for the cigarette-smoking male partners of nonsmoking pregnant women.

Joshua Kendrick Taylor (2021-08-01). Probable cause found for prosecution for police killing of Jay Anderson Jr. liberationnews.org "Every victory counts… I know there are people out there who say 'protesting don't work, you'll be wasting your time…' We are all willing to put in the work… Moving forward, we still have a lot we have to do…"

_____ (2021-08-01). How A Swimming Pool Became Puerto Rico's Symbol Of Climate Change And Corruption. popularresistance.org A coastal town like Rincón, located on the westernmost tip of the main island of Puerto Rico, is undeniably vulnerable to climate change and biodiversity loss. That is why, over the course of several weeks, hundreds of people have protested at Los Almendros beach in Rincón, where a swimming pool destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017 is being rebuilt.

Prof. Byoung Ho Kang (2021-08-01). Election Recount in South Korea: Supreme Court's Second Silence. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-01). Mexico Holds Referendum to Judge Former Presidents. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Saturday called on all citizens to cast their votes in this referendum, aiming to judge those politicians who violated Human Rights or committed any other federal crime. | RELATED: | The National Electoral Institute (INE) informed over 93.6 million Mexicans can vote in this referendum, which is the first exercise of direct democracy in the country's history.

_____ (2021-08-01). 'Block The Boat' Hits New Jersey. popularresistance.org Last weekend activists activists held an action at a port in Elizabeth, New Jersey, attempting to block an Israeli-operated cargo ship from unloading. The Haifa-based shipping company ZIM has been targeted by the BDS movement over its connection to Israeli apartheid and last month Bay Area protestors successfully stopped ZIM from offloading in Oakland.

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