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2020-07-12: News Headlines

Colin Todhunter (2020-07-12). Covid-19, Hunger and Starvation in India. Globalist Takeover of India's Public Health Policy. globalresearch.ca Some might ask why India is in complete lockstep with global lockdown despite the very low COVID19-related

news.un (2020-07-12). A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don't shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis. news.un.org In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Ajamu Baraka (2020-07-12). Video: Race, Class and in the United States Today. globalresearch.ca American anti-war Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US "attempts to control the narrative" of the Black Lives Matter movement. | Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black …

Mike Whitney (2020-07-12). Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All. globalresearch.ca Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? | Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-07-12). Palestinians Will Not Live in Until the Saudi Royal Family Is Gone. globalresearch.ca Palestine | 5 million Palestinians live under

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). US Hostility Toward China. Military Encirclement, Visa Bans, Backlash on US Economy. globalresearch.ca Geopolitics of both right wings of the US war party is polar opposite what just societies cherish — seeking dominance over other nations by brute force if other tactics to achieve its aims fail. | Mutual cooperation and respect for the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Big Lie that Won't Die. globalresearch.ca Big Lies and deception about what happened in Srebrenica a generation ago were part of the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia by the Clinton co-presidency and NATO killing machine. | Events of that time were and remain one of history's great crimes …

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-12). Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …

Mitch Jones (2020-07-12). Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough. commondreams.org Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julie Hollar (2020-07-12). Corporate Media Team With Trump to Disparage Public Health Experts. commondreams.org As public health experts tirelessly work to unravel the mysteries of the Covid pandemic (and are increasingly burning out), the president of our country has constantly attacked and undermined them—and, lately, so have corporate media.

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche (2020-07-12). Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives. commondreams.org As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.

pip.hinman (2020-07-12). Vale Pat Zinn 1928—2020. greenleft.org.au

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region. peoplesdispatch.org Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes…

The Canary (2020-07-12). Following evictions in France, refugees risk hypothermia and worse in Channel crossings. thecanary.co Refugees rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the English Channel on 11 July.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and were picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and were taken to the French port of Calais.Nowhere to go: French authorities say they are now safe and well, but repeated warnings about the dangers of crossing the narrow strait. Meanwhile, evictions are leaving refugees with few other options.Crossings have continued as risk to refugees in the French camps considerably worsened in the wake…

The Canary (2020-07-12). As infection rate rises, government urging people to return to work and looking to ease public transport rules. thecanary.co The R number in England — that is the rate at which the infection is spreading — has

The Canary (2020-07-12). Poland holds momentous presidential election run-off. thecanary.co Voting is under way in Poland's knife-edge presidential election. It's set to be a run-off between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union (EU) Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a second five-year term. Meanwhile, Trzaskowski, a former European Parliament politician, is running for the main opposition Civic Platform party.A close race: Latest polls show that the race may be decided by a very small margin. Both sides are calling to some 30 million eligible voters to cast their ballots. Turnout is expec…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). COVID-19 sickens Palestinian detainee in Israel. yenisafak.com A Palestinian detainee in Israel has contracted coronavirus, according to the Commission of Palestinian Affairs on Sunday.In a statement, the commission said Kamal Abu Wa'er, 46, was diagnosed with the virus, blaming the Israeli policy of "medical negligence" for his illness.The Israeli "policy of deliberate and systematic medical negligence has made [Palestinian] detainees vulnerable to the coronavirus and other epidemics and diseases which threaten their lives," the commission said.According to the statement, Abu Wa'er, from the town of Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, suffers from a throat cancer and is now…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Lynda Carson (2020-07-12). Paycheck Protection Program loans to local nonprofit housing organizations. indybay.org PPP Loans During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

RT (2020-07-12). In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections. rt.com The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well. | The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. | Florida's record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country. | The state's daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate…

RT (2020-07-12). Jake Tapper says Trump would have 'saved lives' if he'd worn mask earlier, is shown 'no need for masks' clip from his own show. rt.com CNN's Jake Tapper was confronted with coverage from his own show claiming masks were "not needed" during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he tweeted Donald Trump may have saved lives if he'd worn them in public months ago. | "Some day someone will do a study on how many lives might have been saved if this happened in February or March," Tapper tweeted, reacting to the president being pictured for the first time wearing a mask. | Shaming citizens for refusing to wear masks in public — despite many states and businesses requiring them — has become commonplace on social media, but in "February or March," he…

RT (2020-07-12). 'Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader'? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics. rt.com US President Donald made his first public appearance wearing a mask (dressed up with a presidential seal), during a visit to a military hospital where he met wounded soldiers and healthcare workers. | On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he's "never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place." | So there's this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it

RT (2020-07-12). Gun store offers free rifle to Missouri couple seen guarding their home from BLM ers, after police confiscate theirs. rt.com Mark and Patricia McCloskey, now infamous for a video in which they're seen brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter supporters, were offered a free AR-15 by a local gun store, after their own was confiscated by police. | "This couple did what they needed to do to protect private property, as the property was being ambushed. I've seen videos, and some of these so-called ers were carrying firearms, and they clearly broke the gate to make way on to the private property (A THREAT)," the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, in St. Charles, Missouri, posted on Facebook, asking followers to share his message so…

RT (2020-07-12). 18 sailors injured as US military ship catches fire & is covered in massive plume of smoke in San Diego (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Eighteen Sailors have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries," US Naval Surface Forces Officials also announced that…

RT (2020-07-12). Man plows minivan into packed Florida church, starts fire & leads cops on high-speed chase (PHOTOS). rt.com A driver tried to burn down a Catholic church in Florida after ramming his vehicle into the building's lobby as worshipers were gathering for Mass. The suspect was arrested after a high-speed chase. | The man rammed his minivan through the front doors of the Queen of Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. The driver then got out and threw some kind of incendiary device, starting a fire inside the church lobby. He fled the scene in his vehicle, but was pursued by police in a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested. | The name of the suspect h…

RT (2020-07-12). Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount. rt.com The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | This is footage from last night at SW 3/Main. Some fires we…

RT (2020-07-12). Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount. rt.com The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | #BlackLivesMatter RT (2020-07-12). 'KKK number behind white power gesture' spotted by Portland er was actually poster celebrating basketball star. rt.com A sharp-eyed er in Portland claimed she spotted a white supremacist hate symbol taunting her from a window of the BLM-besieged federal court. Further investigation, though, showed it was actually a basketball fan's poster. | The picture showing a hand gesturing "OK" was spotted inside the Hatfield Courthouse by one of the people ing against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. It may seem innocent enough, but the gesture stands for "White Power,"

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing s. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past few weeks, s have been held across Greece against a law introduced by the New Democracy government that will impose strict restrictions on demonstrations. The Communist Party of Greece and leftist trade unions have been in the forefront of these s.

Carlos Martins Branco (2020-07-12). Was Srebrenica a Hoax? Eye-Witness Account of a Former United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia. globalresearch.ca The mass graves are filled by a limited number of corpses from both sides, the consequence of heated battle and combat and not the result of a premeditated plan of genocide.

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence. globalresearch.ca Srebrenica: July 11, 1995. Twenty-five years ago | One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right …

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). War in the Balkans, Srebrenica: The Memoirs of a Portuguese keeper. globalresearch.ca War pretext incidents. First published by SCF and Global Research in July 2017. Today July 11, 2020. 25 years ago Srebrenica, July 11, 1995 | Featured image: Gravestones at the Potoƒçari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | General Carlos Martins …

Ali Salam (2020-07-12). Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers. imemc.org The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men …

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-07-12). Why a 'New Deal' can't be just switched on today. peoplesdispatch.org The globalization of finance means that any State that violates the dictates of finance, such as by attempting a New Deal financed by a larger fiscal deficit or taxes on the rich, runs the risk of a capital flight from its shores and hence a financial crisis…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Emirates may lay off 9,000 employees due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Emirates president Tim Clark said that nearly 15% of the 60,000 staff would be laid off due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. He said that already, a tenth had lost their jobs…

Newsclick (2020-07-12). US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO's vaccine program.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade: Gove. yenisafak.com Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said."There will be specific pieces of infrastructure that we put in place in order to smooth the flow of traffic," he told the BBC's Andrew Marr.He said the British government would be saying more about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland later this month.

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-12). The UK Reading Stabbings: Al Qaeda LIFG Terrorists Supported by UK. Product of British Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca It should surprise no one paying attention that the suspect in the recent stabbing spree in Reading, UK was not only known to British security agencies as an extremist and security threat, but that he comes from the pool of …

Charles Eisenstein (2020-07-12). The Cure of the Earth. commondreams.org "Those most capable of loving the Amazon are its most intimate companions: the people indigenous to that place, the cultures who have lived in and with it for thousands of years. That is why rainforest conservation and healing must be in intimate dialogue with the people who steward the land. They themselves understand this principle; hence the concept Brazil's Indigenous people use to describe themselves: "Cura Da Terra" (the Cure of the Earth)." (Photo: Catedral Verde – Floresta Amazonica/Wikimedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-12). Adding Insult to the 'Injury of Colonialism,' Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says. commondreams.org According to a New York Times interview with Elaine Duke, who served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2017 to 2018, the president suggested selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria when it became clear the federal government would have to assist with a major recovery effort. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ted Snider (2020-07-12). How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran? commondreams.org Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-12). Nation's Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening. commondreams.org "It's incredible to me that the federal government would see the necessity of bailing out airlines and banks and not see the need to do something similar for the public schools in this country," said one San Diego teacher. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Over 500,000 Hong Kongers cast " vote against new security laws. yenisafak.com Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing.The unofficial poll will decide the strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council elections in September, when they aim to ride a wave of anti-China sentiment stirred by the law to seize control for the first time from pro-Beijing rivals.While the primaries are only for the opposition camp, observers are watching closely as they say the turnout will serve as a test of…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Trump's push to reopen schools part of bid to boost suburban standing. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's demand for U.S. schools to fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic is central to an emerging re-election strategy that seeks to resuscitate his flagging support in the nation's critical suburbs.Trump in recent weeks has taken stances on hot-button issues his campaign hopes will appeal to suburban voters, particularly women, who have soured on the Republican president since his 2016 election and continue to move away as the virus rages across the country and the economy sputters.Along with aggressively pushing for students to return to classrooms – "Schools must be open in the…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus. yenisafak.com Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Sunday.Under the new rules, Hungarian nationals returning from high risk countries listed as "yellow" and "red" will have to go through health checks at the border and will have to go into quarantine. The same applies to foreigners coming from "yellow" countries, but their entry will be banned from "red" countries.Countries in the Balkans and neighbouring Ukraine belong to the red cat…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah. yenisafak.com Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Pope 'very pained' by decision to turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into mosque. yenisafak.com Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move."My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Libya, UN discuss reform of security sector. yenisafak.com Libya's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha held talks via video conference on Sunday with the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to discuss Libyan plans to reform the security sector."We are determined to move forward in implementing the reform programs in the security sector, which must be locally-designed and nationwide under the Libyan leadership for the security and welfare of the citizens," Bashagha said on Twitter.Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Liby…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Russia's Nornickel reports another fuel leak in Arctic. yenisafak.com A subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that up to 20 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the Arctic.Arctic environment security has been in the spotlight at Nornickel's assets since another leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel's power plant near the city of Norilsk on May 29."A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement," Norilsktransgaz said in a statement."According to the preliminary data, as a result of the depressurization, which lasted about 15 minutes, there was a spill of up to…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) —The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). '279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.

Pivot to (2020-07-12). Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Women's March Action (2020-07-12). Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

The Revolutionary United Front (2020-07-12). Tuesday 7/21: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd s Pt. 4. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

Feminist Majority Foundation & others (2020-07-12). Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights . indybay.org Online…

TAECI (2020-07-12). Mysterious National Police Group Wants Palo Alto to Remove Assata Shakur from BLM Mural. indybay.org In recent days a national police group contacted the city of Palo Alto. They want the depiction of 1970's Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur removed from the 17 foot high BLM mural in front of City Hall. Assata happens to be Tupac Shakur's aunt.

John Malkin (2020-07-12). Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview. indybay.org Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."

Justin Valenzuela (2020-07-12). Operation Twilight Lockdown: Occupying Mayor Lily Mei's House (Fremont, CA). indybay.org We, the people of Fremont, took direct action by occupying space on July 6th, from 8pm till past midnight at the Mayor Lily Mei's neighborhood. Drawing attention to #blacklivesmatter, #landback, and demanding to #defundfremontpd.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-12). Hoy todo listo para ver filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª. indybay.org Hoy 11 de Julio °Todo listo para ver el filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª! -via internet-…

Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn (2020-07-12). Financial Markets and National Socialism. indybay.org Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way […]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-07-12). Kissinger's Adoration of the 1815 Congress of Vienna: A Master Key into Universal History. globalresearch.ca The incredibly shrinking Henry Kissinger is known for many things, but a revolutionary is not one of them. Over the years of service to the empire, the career geopolitician has been consistent in his unfailing commitment to | 1) destroy the …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-11). Abby Martin Explains Afghanistan. thealtworld.com Highly recommended — | Nothing can be done, because the United States has no possibility of political leadership. The establishment controls both parties and selects leaders who serve the establishment. Even in rare cases when a leader opposed by the establishent gets into office, the establishment turns on him and prevents his leadership by demonizing him. Trump's first term has been smothered in lies intended to prevent his reelection. | The US media lost what remained of its independence when President Clinton signed off on its concentration in a few establishment hands. The US has had no print or TV…

Anya Parampil (2020-07-11). Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…

Gareth Porter (2020-07-11). How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate'. zcomm.org Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Wanted terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com A terrorist wanted by Turkish security forces was neutralized in the eastern Erzurum province, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.Halis Eroglu, codenamed Hejar, was neutralized by provincial gendarmerie forces in an operation in the rural area of Senkaya district, the ministry said in a statement.It said the terrorist was in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list and carried a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras (nearly $73,000).The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.An AK-47 rifle, a pist…

RT (2020-07-11). 'Another phony hit job': Trump slams NYT for 'made up' story about alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan. rt.com A sensational New York Times report which alleged that Russia paid the Taliban to target US forces in Afghanistan was pure fabrication, Donald Trump has claimed after the Pentagon and intel agencies dismissed the story. | The claim that Moscow had placed bounties on US and coalition troops operating in Afghanistan, first reported by the Times last month, has been widely discredited by senior military and intelligence officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified earlier this week that "all the defense intelligence agencies have been unable to corroborate that report." | Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gener…

Richard Horton (2020-07-11). [Comment] Offline: Restoring trust in WHO. thelancet.com Belgium has the sad distinction of leading the world league table of deaths from COVID-19. At 843 deaths per million, Belgium is ahead of the UK (650 per million), Italy (576 per million), Sweden (537 per million), and France (458 per million). COVID-19 was first reported in Belgium on Feb 4, 2020, in a 54-year-old man who had been repatriated from Wuhan, China. Community transmission was confirmed in early March after holiday makers returned from school vacation breaks in northern Italy. The national sense of failure and anger is spurring a serious effort to initiate an international inquiry into the global resp…

Yanis Iqbal (2020-07-11). The hunger pandemic in Colombia. mronline.org The unchecked growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America is tearing apart the socio-economic fabric of the countrieslocated in that continent. One manifestation of this socio-economic rupture is the emergence of what David Beasley, the Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP), has called a "hunger pandemic". According to WFP, "The socio-economic impact …

Global Research News (2020-07-11). Video: COVID-19 "Fake" Data in Italy: Politician Slams False Numbers: Vittorio Sgarbi. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 8, 2020 | Vittorio Sgarbi, MP (Forza Italia) slammed the closure of 60% of Italian businesses: A decision which was taken on the basis of an alleged 25,000 Coronavirus deaths. "It's not true," he …

Chuck Collins (2020-07-11). Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing Covid-19 Budget Crises. zcomm.org Local policymakers are facing pressure to make painful spending cuts. Instead, they should raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy…

The Lancet (2020-07-11). [Editorial] COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come. thelancet.com As much of western Europe begins to ease countrywide lockdowns, globally the pandemic may still be in its infancy, with more than 160‚Äà000 new cases reported each day since June 25. Individual countries count cases differently, so direct comparisons are difficult, but the numbers illustrate a worrying pattern. At a subnational level the picture is nuanced, with local hotspots, but at a country level the picture is clear—the world is facing a worsening multipolar pandemic.

Sarah Ditum (2020-07-11). [Perspectives] The art of survival. thelancet.com An artist can turn bad luck into good fortune. Texas-born author Katherine Anne Porter caught and nearly died from influenza in the 1918—19 pandemic, but the experience gave her the material for Pale Horse, Pale Rider—the title piece of this selection from Penguin Modern Classics—and not only the finest of her very fine short stories, but also the greatest literary account of the "Spanish" influenza. Very few writers besides Porter addressed the disease, effectively making her the laureate of a tragedy that no one much cared to remember until the parallels with COVID-19 recalled it to collective…

WSWS (2020-07-11). North American autoworkers expand fight against unsafe conditions amid COVID-19 nightmare. wsws.org Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly workers in Ohio have decided to launch a rank-and-file safety committee, after similar committees were set up last month at two FCA plants in the Detroit area.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage. wsws.org After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Pandemic surges in the Americas as the global death toll nears 560,000. wsws.org The United States is leading the global toll of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, with nearly 3.2 million cases and 134,092 deaths as of Friday evening, about a quarter of the global total.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Teachers speak out against Trump's push to reopen schools. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with two teachers about the dangerous push by the Trump administration to reopen schools in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.

news.un (2020-07-11). World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, "but it does not affect everyone equally", the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Australia's national cabinet steps up "reopening" despite COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Since the government leaders started lifting restrictions at breakneck speed in late May, the number of new confirmed infections has begun to soar.

RT (2020-07-11). Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19. rt.com Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country's greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized. | "I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital," Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. | The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he'd been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too. | T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-11). With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings. commondreams.org Following weeks of warnings from public health experts, hospitals in two of the hardest-hit states showed signs that the pandemic has spun out of control in the United States' current epicenters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-07-11). Okinawans 'shocked' & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture's case toll by 40%. rt.com Dozens of US troops at two bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. Local authorities demanded transparency from the Pentagon, and an adequate response to the massive outbreak. | Rigorous contact tracing and isolation of those infected had so far allowed the island prefecture to keep the number of confirmed cases at about 150, with only seven fatalities. Overall, as of July 10, Japan Okinawa Governor Tamaki Denny said local…

news.un (2020-07-11). COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population. news.un.org In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.

RT (2020-07-11). Tens of thousands of Israelis over Netanyahu's handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS). rt.com Massive crowds have packed into one of the largest squares in Tel-Aviv on Saturday to over how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the coronavirus pandemic and its harsh economic fallout. | The rally at Rabin Square, which is a traditional spot in the city, was staged by self-employed, small business owners and students, who claim that, unlike salaried workers, they never received financial help that was promised by the government. | The demonstrators, who neglected social-distancing rules, carried banners, which read "Let us breathe" and jokingly asked for charity money to be sent to…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Netanyahu acquires dictatorial powers citing Israel's upsurge in COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The prime minister gave himself and the cabinet emergency powers to impose pandemic restrictions for up to a week before lawmakers can discuss, amend or cancel them.

The Canary (2020-07-11). Institutional racism 'led to data breach over migrant workers' in Ireland. thecanary.co Levels of "institutional racism and discrimination" in the health service reportedly led to a serious data breach in Ireland. It occurred when employers were told of coronavirus (Covid-19) test results before meat factory workers who were tested.Edel McGinley, director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), described the practice as a "gross and serious breach of confidentiality". She told the Special Oireachtas Covid-19 committee that comments made by a senior health official about the scandal were "deeply worrying".(PA Graphics)"Institutional racism and discrimination that led to this very serious dat…

Eliza Egret (2020-07-11). A new report reveals how the government has, once more, massively failed disabled people. thecanary.co An extensive survey, carried out by and for disabled people in Greater Manchester, has shown how the government has massively failed disabled people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The survey was carried out by the

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-07-11). As mining companies amass wealth amidst coronavirus, community resistance has become even more essential. thecanary.co As coronavirus (Covid-19) cases around the globe

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Focus on low-performing students will add $6.3T to Turkish economy. yenisafak.com Turkey has seen good progress over the last decade, not just enrolling more students in education but also raising the learning standards of these students, said Andreas Schleicher, founder of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."I am hopeful that Turkey will see further improvements in the years to come," he added.Schleicher, who is head of education at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which runs PISA, said, the COVID-19 struck at a point when most education systems were simply not ready for the digital learning."If Turkey can address the needs of the lowest-perf…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran COVID-19 cases pass 255,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus has infected 2,397 people in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 255,117.

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-07-11). Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism. indybay.org Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…

_____ (2020-07-11). Covid Recovery And Radical Social Change. popularresistance.org I share the hope that the pandemic serves as a wake-up call for mobilizing action for radical societal change, and I don't think that those who see fragments of this happening in commoning or solidarity practices during this pandemic are either naàØve or only see part of the picture. | But I am troubled by the signs that the inequality wagon might have a long way before it derails, which I see side-by-side with those other hopeful signs. | Still, the care and vulnerability vision I sketched could provide a basis for a more hopeful outlook. Keeping in mind that pain better not be romanticized, valuing care…

RT (2020-07-11). Saint Petersburg records big spike in June deaths as Covid-19 epidemic continues. rt.com The mortality rate in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-biggest city and former capital, reached a 10-year high in June. According to the city civil registry office, 7,106 people died – far higher than 4,575 last year. | In addition, according to Russian news service Interfax, the city's death rate exceeded 6,000 people just three times in the last ten years – January 2016, January 2017, and March 2018. | The high death rate in Saint Petersburg is likely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The metropole ranks second among Russian regions – behind only Moscow – and official figures show that the city saw 1,520 d…

RT (2020-07-11). 'Anti-science saga'? NBC contributor who documented harrowing battle with Covid-19 NEVER had the virus. rt.com The dramatic televised saga of a doctor's struggle to overcome coronavirus has ended in embarrassment after the NBC News contributor quietly admitted that there's no evidence he ever had the virus. Is this the zenith of fake news? | Dr Joseph Fair appeared at least 10 times on NBC and MSNBC over the last two months to share his fight against Covid-19 with the networks' viewers. His television appearances — including an interview from his hospital bed — fueled panic about the illness. Describing himself as a fit and healthy 42-year-old, Fair claimed in May that he had absorbed the virus through his ey…

RT (2020-07-11). Serbian police arrest 71 ers, including Brit, as mayhem over Covid-19 restrictions continues. rt.com Police in Serbia have arrested dozens of people, including a Briton and a Tunisian, as crowds of ers pelted stones at cops in Belgrade. Serbia's government and police have accused "foreign factors" of instigating unrest. | The Serbian capital was consumed by unrest for the fourth night in a row on Friday, in what President Aleksandar Vucic described as "pure terrorism." Crowds chucked flares at parliament and hurled stones at the lines of riot police outside the building. | 71 people were arrested on Friday night, police director Vladimir Rebic said at a press conference on Saturday, per AFP. | Also on…

sputniknews (2020-07-11). 'Dread and Horror': Healthcare Expert Draws Grim Prospects of New US Spike in COVID-19 Cases. sputniknews.com The first signs of a spike in coronavirus infections in America emerged two weeks after the start of anti-racism demonstrations and riots in the US and took a turn for the worst a week later, as states continued to reopen their economies.

Staff (2020-07-11). Raising Corporate Taxes Could Help Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises. truthout.org The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets, even as cities have been on the frontlines of the public health emergency and the rising eviction crisis. The federal government is balking at approving aid to states and municipalities, sparking calls for cutbacks in vital public services. Instead, local elected officials should explore options for generating new revenue in ways that help reduce the inequalities that have worsened the effects of the crisis. | This is…

Matthew Eckelman, Marina Romanello, Jodi Sherman, Nicholas Watts (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Till Bugaj and colleagues and Helga Weisz and colleagues for their comments.

Helga Weisz, Peter-Paul Pichler, Ulli Weisz, Ingram Jaccard (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation. thelancet.com The health-care sector is increasingly recognised as a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. We thus welcome the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, in which Nick Watts and colleagues1 provide a new global comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from health care (indicator 3.6).

Angeliki Vgontzas, William Renthal (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Predicting erenumab adverse events with single-cell genomics. thelancet.com Erenumab is a CGRP receptor monoclonal antibody for the preventive treatment of migraine. It has been widely prescribed in the USA after receiving US Food and Drug Administration approval in May, 2018. An estimated 7000 prescriptions are written per week,1 which, along with postmarketing reporting, have resulted in the rapid detection of serious adverse events that were not seen during clinical trials. As a result, the product label was revised on Oct 4, 2019, to include constipation with serious complications, including cases requiring hospitalisation and surgery, with most cases reported after a single dose of…

Marco Antonio Bessa, Ronaldo Laranjeira, David Martin (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Organised crime: the missing link in drug policies. thelancet.com Illegal drugs and their effect on public health were discussed in a 2019 Lancet Series.1 However, the Series authors did not report how a global criminal enterprise, the drug—abuse industrial complex,2 is the origin of the problem. This global network of organised crime, corrupt politicians, money laundering, and distribution systems perpetuates this public health crisis. We have reason to believe the drug trade is now expanding under the guise of legal cannabis and cannabidiol, especially in North America, with outreach to other markets in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Daniel Pan, Leslie R Bridges, John du Parcq, Ula Mahadeva, Shantanu Roy, Ibne K M Ali, Catherine A Cosgrove, Peter L Chiodini, Liqun Zhang (2020-07-11). [Clinical Picture] A rare cause of left-sided weakness in an elderly woman: amoebic encephalitis. thelancet.com An 85-year-old Gujarati woman with a 1-day history of confusion, left-sided weakness, and slurred speech attended our hospital. She had a history of headaches, which had been extensively investigated for 2 years from 2013. She also had hypertension. She had no history of recent travel.

David Rosmarin, Amit G Pandya, Mark Lebwohl, Pearl Grimes, Iltefat Hamzavi, Alice B Gottlieb, Kathleen Butler, Fiona Kuo, Kang Sun, Tao Ji, Michael D Howell, John E Harris (2020-07-11). [Articles] Ruxolitinib cream for treatment of vitiligo: a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial. thelancet.com Treatment with ruxolitinib cream was associated with substantial repigmentation of vitiligo lesions up to 52 weeks of treatment, and all doses were well tolerated. These data suggest that ruxolitinib cream might be an effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo.

Andrew Green (2020-07-11). [Obituary] Tomisaku Kawasaki. thelancet.com Paediatrician who identified what became known as Kawasaki disease. Born on Feb 7, 1925, in Tokyo, Japan, he died on June 5, 2020, in Tokyo, aged 95 years.

Susan Jaffe (2020-07-11). [World Report] US Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, for now. thelancet.com The court's decision means that Louisiana's three abortion clinics will remain open. Susan Jaffe reports.

Sheila M Bird, J Roy Robertson (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Older-age opioid-related deaths in the UK. thelancet.com The Lancet Series on drug use1 began with a paper on global patterns of opioid dependence but insufficiently emphasised that the sequelae of these epidemics persist over decades. The risk of drug-related death increases with age in people who are opioid-dependent, and the advantage that young women users (<35 years) have of lower drug-related mortality risk diminishes as they get older.2...

Gerald Chi, Jolanta Marszalek (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes. thelancet.com We read with interest the Article by Deepak L Bhatt and colleagues1 on the incremental effect of ticagrelor to aspirin for patients with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease. The THEMIS trial suggested a reduction in ischaemic events but not irreversible harms in the overall population.2 The trial also hypothesised that patients with a history of previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) would show a favourable efficacy—safety tradeoff. The authors found a favourable net clinical benefit in patients with previous PCI but not in those without previous PCI (appendix).

Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Gerald Chi and Jolanta Marszalek raise questions about subgroup analysis and interaction terms in the THEMIS trial. Interaction terms are generally underpowered. At the same time, when several subgroups are compared, interaction terms might be positive by chance because of multiplicity of testing. These are two opposing forces in the interpretation of interaction terms that have long been appreciated in clinical trials. With respect to our work, the THEMIS trial was a positive trial in which we found significant efficacy benefit of ticagrelor in the overall population of patients with stable coronary artery disea…

Thierry Passeron (2020-07-11). [Comment] First step in a new era for treatment of patients with vitiligo. thelancet.com Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentation of the skin, which affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. The condition can profoundly affect the wellbeing and the social, sexual, and professional lives of affected individuals and thus induces a strong therapeutic demand.1 Actual treatments rely on the use of topical steroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors, and are better combined with sun exposure or phototherapy.1,2 The best results are achieved on the face, while some areas such as bony prominences and hands and feet show a very poor repigmentation rate.

Andre Vltchek (2020-07-11). The Tremendous but "Secret" Success of Socialist Vietnam. dissidentvoice.org Hue — full of public spaces Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. Each time …

Joe Emersberger (2020-07-11). Remembering the Venezuelan National Assembly vote lost by Guaidó in January 2019. zcomm.org The view of the US government and the pro-Guaidó faction of the opposition was summed up by a New York Times headline and subhead that on January 5 that said Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolás Maduro's has

Juan Cole (2020-07-11). Trump Wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking. zcomm.org Trump notoriously set up a phony "university" to bilk prospective students of millions of dollars. He lost a civil suit to the outraged victims and had to pay them $25 million. Now the stable genius is coming for America's universities…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-07-11). How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands for the overthrow, dismantling and complete replacement of the core institutions of the capitalist state, which are the "special bodies of armed men," namely the police, prisons, military and courts.

Mirah Riben (2020-07-11). Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World? dissidentvoice.org The longing, desire and biological drive of many human beings to fulfill the imperative to be fruitful, to procreate and to become parents, is real and painful when unachievable. This has led to an increase of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy, despite ethical and legal concerns. Preface The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those …

Staff (2020-07-11). Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win. therealnews.com Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.

Yves Engler (2020-07-11). Israel Lobby Seeks to Bankrupt Progressive, Pro-Palestinian Restaurant. dissidentvoice.org The pro-Israel community is engaged in a remarkable effort to bankrupt a small progressive Toronto restaurant. In their attack on Foodbenders, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and B'nai B'rith have once again allied with the violent, far-right, Jewish Defence League (JDL). Over the past week the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has …

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-11). 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey — Review (ft. Mad Blender). mronline.org The Radical Reviewer and Mad Blender reviewing 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey.

Jake Tucker (2020-07-11). San Antonio ors demand justice for Vanessa Guillén, closure of military bases. liberationnews.org On a sweltering July 4, ors in San Antonio gathered to call for justice for Vanessa Guillén.

Mickey Gallagher (2020-07-11). Baseball and Socialism in Cuba. dissidentvoice.org What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …

Eds. (2020-07-11). USA: 'Qualified immunity' is how the Police state stays in power. mronline.org Make no mistake about it: this is what constitutes "law and order" in the American police state.

Jeff Adams (2020-07-11). Salt Lake City fights for justice as killer cops remain free. liberationnews.org Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was killed by the SLC Police Department nearly two months ago.

Glen Ford (2020-07-11). Don't let the Democratic Party bury the movement. mronline.org The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people's power.

Tony Norfield (2020-07-11). Richie Rich & friends. mronline.org Being the biggest rich capitalist country, the U.S. also has the largest number of wealthy people. Quite how many will come as a bit of a surprise for those who have heard the '1% versus 99%' slogan; it is not just Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-11). Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist. thealtworld.com Individualism could theoretically work as a political system, in a hypothetical world where nobody is ever helpless and the planet has infinite resources and the ecosystem is infinitely robust. But we do not live in such a world. | No, we live in a world where every single person is born helpless and somebody needs to take good care of them to help turn them into physically and psychologically healthy adults, where people get sick and become disabled, where most of us go through a prolonged period of steadily increasing weakness and convalescence before death. A world with a fragile ecosystem and finite resources…

RT (2020-07-11). Trump wants Christopher Steele, UK spy behind 'Russiagate' dossier 'tried and thrown into jail'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has called for the extradition, trial and imprisonment of disgraced British spy Christopher Steele, whose scandalous allegations against the president helped kickstart the 'Russiagate' investigation. | "This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail," Trump said of Steele on Saturday, calling the British snoop a "sick lier [sic] who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!" | This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail. A sick lier who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!

RT (2020-07-11). Not the same thing, Nancy: Pelosi calls for law restricting presidential pardons after Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone. rt.com Nancy Pelosi has been accused of harboring misinformed and constitutionally dubious opinions, after arguing that Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone is proof that presidential pardon powers need to be reined in. | Stone, a former aide to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, faced more than three years behind bars for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress. The political operative's sentence was commuted by the president just as he was preparing to report to prison. | Unsurprisingly, the Democratic House speaker used the occasion to rehash the long-debunked consp…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Thousands join Black Lives Matter in Brighton. thecanary.co Thousands of ers marched through Brighton on Saturday 11 July in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.Demonstrators gathered by the city's famous Palace Pier at midday before moving off through the streets. Many were wearing black and holding up signs calling out systemic racism.Many demonstrators wore face masks and had placards with slogans including "Decolonise everything" and "Defund the police". They set off along the seafront shouting "Black lives matter every day" and "UK is not innocent".The ers gathered at the Palace Pier before marching through the city's streets (Aaron Chown/PA)…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre. thecanary.co Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has formally been declared a genocide.The brutal execution in July 1995 of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys is being commemorated in a series of events. These include the reburial of recently identified remains of nine victims in a memorial cemetery just outside Srebrenica.A woman prays in Potocari, near Srebrenica (Kemal Softic/AP)Bodies still being identified 25 years later: The Srebrenica massacre is the only episode of Bosnia's 1992-95 war to be formally recognised as g…

RT (2020-07-11). So, no UFOs or secret arms tests? Investigators say they've uncovered true cause behind mysterious Dyatlov Pass deaths in 1959. rt.com The gruesome, unexplained deaths of Soviet hikers at the Dyatlov Pass in 1959 have inspired countless theories about UFOs and even secret military tests. Now, Russian sleuths have revealed that nature's wrath killed the group. | Nine graduate students from a local technical university in the Urals region, led by Igor Dyatlov, embarked on their ill-fated hiking trip in February of that year. Being experienced and well-equipped for the journey, they were planning to cover 350km on skis through extremely harsh terrain in the northern Ural Mountains. | It was all going fine initially and many happy photos left by…

RT (2020-07-11). North Korea warns UK will 'pay price' for brazen sanctions, and calls it 'US puppet'. rt.com North Korea has warned the UK will pay a price for its "despicable political scheme" to impose sanctions on its government ministries, and recommends London stops "blindly" following Washington's lead. | "The United Kingdom, a puppet of the United States, committed a provocation," by imposing sanctions, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

RT (2020-07-11). 'Heinous and unprovoked' stabbing spree on New York subway caught on VIDEO. rt.com Passengers on board a New York subway carriage were subjected to a brutal and unprovoked knife assault in broad daylight. The shocking incident was caught on video, and comes amid a crime surge in the Big Apple. | In the grisly footage, the suspect viciously attacked two men, knocking both to the floor of the carriage and slashing as they tried to fight back. One victim managed to get to his feet and drive the attacker away, but had a knife thrust into his torso in the scuffle. | WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO | pic.twitter.com/wMdEDtUt4R— Andrea Catsimatidis (@AJ_Cats_) RT (2020-07-11). 'A slap in the face of all Christianity worldwide': Conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque infuriates Russian Orthodox Church. rt.com The Russian Orthodox Church has criticized Turkey's leaders for revoking the museum status of "one of the greatest Christian shrines," Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia, accusing Ankara of playing politics. | Read more | | Founded by the Christian emperor Justinian, the Hagia Sofia was consecrated in the year 537, as a Byzantine cathedral. For almost a thousand years, it operated as a church — sometimes Orthodox, sometimes Catholic — before being converted into a mosque in 1…

RT (2020-07-11). Mail-in voter fur-raud? CAT who DIED 12 years ago receives voter registration application in Atlanta. rt.com An Atlanta family was surprised to receive a voter registration application in the mail for their long-dead pet cat — and the state government is wondering what other kind of fraud "out-of-town s" are up to in Georgia. | Cody Tims, a beloved pet cat who was a venerable 18 years old when he died 12 years ago, received an application to register for mail-in voting earlier this week, according to his owners, Ron and Carol Tims — providing serious ammunition to opponents of mail-in voting for November's presidential election. | There's a big push to get people to register to vote, but cats? One…

RT (2020-07-11). Anti-Trump camp in meltdown over VIDEO of dancing Roger Stone after his prison term's commuted. rt.com Political huckster Roger Stone celebrated the commutation of his prison sentence in typically flamboyant style: by gyrating to music in a video that went viral and hit a raw nerve with his opponents and those of President Trump. | Ensnared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' probe, Stone was sentenced in February to three years in prison for interfering with the investigation and tampering with witnesses — charges the long-time Republican maintained were baseless. Trump commuted his sentence on Friday — a move that doesn't overturn his conviction, but spares him a stint behind bars. | Fa…

RT (2020-07-11). White dwarf stars are huge source of life-giving carbon in the universe, new study finds. rt.com New research has revealed that white dwarf stars are a key source of carbon in the Milky Way and other galaxies — and that the chemical is crucial for sustaining human life on Earth. | Carbon is the main component of so much in our world, from DNA and muscle tissue to proteins, fats and sugars. All carbon atoms in the universe are made by stars, but astrophysicists debate whether the primary source of carbon is made when stars turn into white dwarfs or when massive stars explode as supernovae. A white dwarf is the core left after a dying star has shed its surface into the stellar winds. | A team of astro…

RT (2020-07-11). Pizzagate 2.0? Wayfair forced to deny bizarre rumors its 'overpriced cabinets' are child trafficking front. rt.com Furniture marketplace Wayfair was forced to address accusations of sex trafficking after an elaborate Pizzagate-esque conspiracy drawing connections between the names of 'overpriced' items and 'missing children' went viral. | The speculation was apparently kicked off on Reddit with user PrincessPeach1987 posting a screenshot of the furniture seller's WFX Utility cabinet collection to the site's r/conspiracy forum that highlighted the sky-high prices (between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99 for a single cabinet) and the odd names — like Samiyah, Alyvia, Yaritza, and Neriah — which allegedly matched the name…

_____ (2020-07-11). A Jewish Case For Equality In Palestine. popularresistance.org What makes someone a Jew—not just a Jew in name, but a Jew in good standing—today? In Haredi circles, being a real Jew means adhering to religious law. In leftist Jewish spaces, it means championing progressive causes. But these environments are the exceptions. In the broad center of Jewish life—where power and respectability lie—being a Jew means, above all, supporting the existence of a Jewish state. In most Jewish communities on earth, rejecting Israel is a greater heresy than rejecting God. | The reason is rarely spelled out, mostly because it's considered obvious: Opposing a Jewish st…

Peter Koenig (2020-07-11). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination , has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

Ralph Nader (2020-07-11). The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump's Resignation. commondreams.org A woman holds a sign at an anti-Trump in London in 2018. (Photo: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-11). The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case. dissidentvoice.org The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump's financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the …

Kirsten Carlson (2020-07-11). Supreme Court upholds American Indian treaty promises, orders Oklahoma to follow federal law. nationofchange.org States may now think twice before ignoring treaty promises or challenging tribal jurisdiction.

Sarah Deer (2020-07-11). "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century" zcomm.org Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-07-11). Instead of Focusing on Bounties, Why Doesn't the U.S. End the Afghan War? zcomm.org Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan?>

_____ (2020-07-11). As Long as Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is a Sham. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday," "Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be 'very' or 'somewhat' believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure,"

_____ (2020-07-11). The US And UK Are A Wrecking Ball Crew Against The Pillars Of Internationalism. popularresistance.org Over the past few decades, Western countries—such as the United Kingdom, but more so the United States of America—have flouted international laws and failed to even try to uphold the high-minded principles of the charter. Most recently, the United States has attempted to muzzle the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it has pursued a perfectly reasonable investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan; and the United Kingdom has denied Venezuela its sovereign right to gold held in the Bank of England. In both cases, the United States and the UK have undermined the sovereignty of nations and mutilated i…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Sanders-Biden task forces and the debacle of Sanders' "political revolution" wsws.org The Biden-Sanders collaboration has produced a total repudiation of all of the central pillars of Sanders' campaign, in the midst of an unprecedented social and political crisis of world capitalism.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Biden promotes economic nationalism and anti-China militarism. wsws.org Biden offered no opposition to Trump's "back-to-work" drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.

CGTN (2020-07-11). Debunking Myths on China "Forcing Uyghur Birth Control" dissidentvoice.org So-called overseas reps of China's Uyghur ethnic group filed evidence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to spark an investigation on alleged human rights violations. But are the reports founded on strong evidence? (story starts at 2: 00)…

WSWS (2020-07-11). US takes punitive measures against China over Hong Kong. wsws.org Washington's increasingly shrill campaign is part of a US confrontation across the full range of issues—diplomatic, economic and military—that are leading to war.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life. peoplesdispatch.org A group of social s and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country…

Sen. Scott Jensen (2020-07-11). US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'. globalresearch.ca First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …

WSWS (2020-07-11). German multinational BMW to slash 16,000 jobs. wsws.org BMW is using the coronavirus pandemic and relying on the trade unions to implement long-worked out plans to restructure and destroy jobs.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN. peoplesdispatch.org The Philippines Congress denied a new franchise license for ABS-CBN. In a vote, held on Friday, July 10, among the 85-member Committee of Legislative Franchises in the House of Representatives, 70 members voted against the motion for a new franchise and 11 voted in favor. | After a week-long deliberation in the House of Representatives, supporters of president Rodrigo Duterte accused the media house of financial irregularities and political bias, effectively blocking its bid to resume operations on air. | The ABS-CBN Corporation that runs the channel employs over 11,000 workers across the Philippines, both as per…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Restricted access to Grenfell inquiry for survivors and bereaved. wsws.org The inquiry restarted after a three-month delay amid widespread outrage from survivors and the bereaved over further proposed delays.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women pt. 2. peoplesdispatch.org In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of àÅñez being celebrated as a 'pro-woman' leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women…

IMEMC News (2020-07-11). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Including A Pregnant Woman, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblings' high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, …

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at s Across the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian ers, holding a ful demonstration against Israel's illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Turkish communists criticize Erdogan's decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. peoplesdispatch.org The decision of right-wing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to permit worship at the Hagia Sophia Museum has been widely condemned as a ploy to appease Muslim hardliners…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). European court rules in favor of Belgian Workers' Party legislator on electoral dispute. peoplesdispatch.org Germain Mugemangango of the Workers' Party of Belgium, a legislator in the Walloon parliament, filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights on a 2014 election when his own competitors decided his appeal for a recount…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Online book launch of The Most Dangerous Man in the World defends . wsws.org Author Andrew Fowler said that journalists "should be more supportive" of "because of what he taught us."

news.un (2020-07-11). BREAKING: Security Council extends for one year, lifesaving cross-border aid to Syria. news.un.org On its fourth attempt this week, the Security Council has on Saturday, authorized for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into northwest Syria.

Dennis Kosuth (2020-07-11). Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All. zcomm.org Many of the organizations and individuals who came together and produced the June 27 action have been part of ongoing collaborations among labor, community s, social justice fighters, and advocates of abolishing the police…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Lenox Hill: Portrait of New York City hospital obscures more than it shows. wsws.org Netflix is currently streaming the mini-series documentary Lenox Hill, which focuses on four doctors at the hospital of the same name in New York's Manhattan.

Vern Loomis (2020-07-11). The Garden of Statuary Delights. dissidentvoice.org During his holiday remarks at Mount Rushmore, President Trump said he plans to establish, via executive order, a "National Garden of American Heroes," described as "a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live." It seems a lot of thought has already gone into it — enough to …

WSWS (2020-07-11). Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei condemns right-wing terror against Left Party parliamentarian. wsws.org Janine Wissler, chairwoman of the Hesse state parliamentary faction of the Left Party, has repeatedly received email death threats.

WSWS (2020-07-11). s erupt after Detroit, Michigan police shoot and kill 21-year-old man. wsws.org Tensions are high in the city after weeks of s against police brutality in which hundreds have been arrested and police have rammed into ers with their vehicles.

_____ (2020-07-11). Week in Review: 5th — 11 July. truepublica.org.uk Editor's Review of the Week You might ask, just how bad can things get for the current government. Immersed in scandals, accusations of corruption and abuse of office, it might come as no surprise that not only have the general public tired themselves of a workshy Prime Minister — business leaders now think the same. …

Fight Back (2020-07-11). Workers and community supporters racist practices. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – 30 community members came out, July 8, to the leadership of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Community s, artists, teachers, parents and children gathered fully on a corner armed with chalk, chants and messages of anti-racism and solidarity with the pro-Black Lives Matter workers. | When s erupted around the country in late May over the police killings of George Floyd and countless others, the Boys & Girls Club released a statement of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on their social media accounts in early June. The workers, who have been impacted by these…

Collective 20 (2020-07-11). It's the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy? zcomm.org The pandemic, for all its tragedy, has offered the Left a moment. What we decide to do now is all-important.

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-11). Palestinian Factions Call for Popular Resistance in Response to 'Israeli Crimes'. imemc.org Majority of Palestinian resistance factions, across the occupied Palestinian territories, on Saturday, called for heightened Palestinian popular resistance, in response to what the factions described as, 'Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people'. In a statement, submitted to local media outlets, factions' representatives held a meeting in the central West …

Graham Peebles (2020-07-11). Prison: Therapeutic centers or academies of crime? nationofchange.org All is interconnected; prisons and crime are consequential elements within a societal structure of injustice and prejudice, which requires fundamental change.

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations …

Bill Fletcher (2020-07-11). Trump Must be Defeated, but Unions Shouldn't be Democratic Party Cheerleaders. zcomm.org If Trump wins, he will be convinced that he has a mandate for authoritarianism and further irrationalism; trade unions must become organizations of the class…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Striking Joliet, Illinois nurses should reject sellout deal. wsws.org AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center nurses in Joliet should reject the Illinois Nurses Association's deal, which does nothing to address chronic understaffing.

Andrew Emett (2020-07-11). Four former correctional officers sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed inmate. nationofchange.org "The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions."

WSWS (2020-07-11). Massive worker participation in three-day India Coal strike. wsws.org Last week's strike had a huge impact on Coal India's output, indicating that a large majority of its more than 500,000 regular and contract workers joined the walkout.

Fight Back (2020-07-11). Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'

Tom Conway (2020-07-11). Why relentless enforcement will make or break the new NAFTA. nationofchange.org Because if Mexico fails to relentlessly enforce the USMCA, the new trade agreement will be as big a failure as the old.

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Following Slain Man's Funeral, Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Salfit. imemc.org Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian following Slain Man's Funeral in Salfit. imemc.org Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-11). Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted, on Saturday morning, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli forces invaded Ya'bad village, west of Jenin city and stormed the homes of Mohammad B'ajawi and Adham Omar, 25, before abducting the youths, taking them …

Fight Back (2020-07-11). Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India. peoplesdispatch.org More than 75 workers lost their lives and over 100 others were critically wounded in a series of accidents across India between May and June. At least 30 industrial-related accidents have occurred in the span of just one month, as per groups have highlighted a pattern of systemic failures — industries halted without proper shutdown processes and…

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum . imemc.org Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local , and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad …

WSWS (2020-07-11). New Zealand boosts preparations to join US war against China. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is spending billions on new naval vessels and armoured vehicles, while praising the Australian military build-up against China.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Penalty pay rates slashed for Australian retail workers. wsws.org The Fair Work Commission ruled against delaying wage cuts for more than 240,000 workers.

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Teen killed in suspected shark attack off Australian coast: police. yenisafak.com A teenage boy died from a suspected shark attack while surfing off Australia's east coast, the police said on Saturday, adding that surrounding beaches had been closed.The boy, 17, was attacked while surfing near Coffs Harbour, 380 kilometres (240 miles) south of Brisbane, police said, citing witnesses.Several other surfers took the boy to shore, where he was treated for severe leg injuries but he died at the scene, they said. The boy's name and nationality were not disclosed.Local authorities are conducting a formal investigation of the incident.Australia is known for a large number of unprovoked shark encounter…

_____ (2020-07-11). The First NATO: British and French Joint Aggressions in the Mid-19th Century. strategic-culture.org The two most militarily powerful nations in the West, both free to project naval power and maritime domination anywhere in the world, get together to punish and overthrow regimes they find guilty of human rights abuses and political repression in the name of human rights and promoting democracy: What could possibly go wrong? | It is of course NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's new call for NATO, which has already over the past decade exercised its nation-building and promotion of enlightened regime policies with such brilliant success in Ukraine, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan to spread its mantle of protect…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain. yenisafak.com British administration on Saturday "reiterated the UK's commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans," on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina."Today (11 July) marks twenty-five years since the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of the Second World War," a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) statement said."Today I stand with all who continue to feel unimaginable pain from the genocide 25 years ago at Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Twitter…

Maggie Mills (2020-07-11). A Vote for American Healthcare is a Vote for Violence. commondreams.org To protect profits, the private health insurance industry and their Congressional supporters continue strongly opposing Medicare for All. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2020-07-11). Scuzzy Crook Frees Scuzzy Crook. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Christopher Brauchli (2020-07-11). The Oratory of the Trump. commondreams.org It's hard to pick out the highlights of the trump's endless production of verbal flatulence. Two recent examples offer the opportunity.

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Covid-19, Hunger and Starvation in India. Globalist Takeover of India's Public Health Policy
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Some might ask why India is in complete lockstep with global lockdown despite the very low COVID19-related mortality figures for 1.3 billion people. Following this introduction is a two-hour interview with investigative journalist Kapil Bajaj. It focuses on the …
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A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don't shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis
news.un.org | 2020-07-12
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Video: Race, Class and in the United States Today
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
American anti-war Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US "attempts to control the narrative" of the Black Lives Matter movement. | Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black …
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Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? | Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone …
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Palestinians Will Not Live in Until the Saudi Royal Family Is Gone
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Palestine | 5 million Palestinians live under brutal 'Israeli' military occupation, without any human or civil rights. The call to "Free Palestine" is now over 70 years old, and the world and its leaders sit idly by without action. …
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US Hostility Toward China. Military Encirclement, Visa Bans, Backlash on US Economy
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Geopolitics of both right wings of the US war party is polar opposite what just societies cherish — seeking dominance over other nations by brute force if other tactics to achieve its aims fail. | Mutual cooperation and respect for the …
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25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Big Lie that Won't Die
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Big Lies and deception about what happened in Srebrenica a generation ago were part of the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia by the Clinton co-presidency and NATO killing machine. | Events of that time were and remain one of history's great crimes …
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Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …
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Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing s
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Over the past few weeks, s have been held across Greece against a law introduced by the New Democracy government that will impose strict restrictions on demonstrations. The Communist Party of Greece and leftist trade unions have been in the forefront of these s.
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The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Srebrenica: July 11, 1995. Twenty-five years ago | One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right | …
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Was Srebrenica a Hoax? Eye-Witness Account of a Former United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia
Carlos Martins Branco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
The mass graves are filled by a limited number of corpses from both sides, the consequence of heated battle and combat and not the result of a premeditated plan of genocide.
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War in the Balkans, Srebrenica: The Memoirs of a Portuguese keeper
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
War pretext incidents. First published by SCF and Global Research in July 2017. Today July 11, 2020. 25 years ago Srebrenica, July 11, 1995 | Featured image: Gravestones at the Potoƒçari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | General Carlos Martins …
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Breakups and leaks
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-07-12
Those still following international relations may have noticed an unusual tearing sound growing louder. Recent developments, not conclusive or complete and yet undeniable, suggest the painful ripping apart of that eternal brotherhood between the German Federal Republic and its great patron, provider and protector, the USA.
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Why a 'New Deal' can't be just switched on today
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
The globalization of finance means that any State that violates the dictates of finance, such as by attempting a New Deal financed by a larger fiscal deficit or taxes on the rich, runs the risk of a capital flight from its shores and hence a financial crisis…
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Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-12
The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men …
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US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO's vaccine program.
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Emirates may lay off 9,000 employees due to pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Emirates president Tim Clark said that nearly 15% of the 60,000 staff would be laid off due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. He said that already, a tenth had lost their jobs…
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Vale Pat Zinn 1928–2020
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-12
Anti-racism Vivienne PorzsoltIssue 1273 Australia anti-apartheid Jews Against the OccupationJuly 12, 2020Pat Zinn was a longstanding member of Jews against the Occupati…
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UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade: Gove
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said."There will be specific pieces of infrastructure that we put in place in order to smooth the flow of traffic," he told the BBC's Andrew Marr.He said the British government would be saying more about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland later this month.
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Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough
Mitch Jones | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Corporate Media Team With Trump to Disparage Public Health Experts
Julie Hollar | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
As public health experts tirelessly work to unravel the mysteries of the Covid pandemic (and are increasingly burning out), the president of our country has constantly attacked and undermined them—and, lately, so have corporate media.
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Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives
Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.
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Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes…
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Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…
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COVID-19 sickens Palestinian detainee in Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A Palestinian detainee in Israel has contracted coronavirus, according to the Commission of Palestinian Affairs on Sunday.In a statement, the commission said Kamal Abu Wa'er, 46, was diagnosed with the virus, blaming the Israeli policy of "medical negligence" for his illness.The Israeli "policy of deliberate and systematic medical negligence has made [Palestinian] detainees vulnerable to the coronavirus and other epidemics and diseases which threaten their lives," the commission said.According to the statement, Abu Wa'er, from the town of Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, suffers from a throat cancer and is now…
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Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.
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Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
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Paycheck Protection Program loans to local nonprofit housing organizations
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
PPP Loans During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
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In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well. | The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. | Florida's record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country. | The state's daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate…
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Jake Tapper says Trump would have 'saved lives' if he'd worn mask earlier, is shown 'no need for masks' clip from his own show
rt.com | 2020-07-12
CNN's Jake Tapper was confronted with coverage from his own show claiming masks were "not needed" during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he tweeted Donald Trump may have saved lives if he'd worn them in public months ago. | "Some day someone will do a study on how many lives might have been saved if this happened in February or March," Tapper tweeted, reacting to the president being pictured for the first time wearing a mask. | Shaming citizens for refusing to wear masks in public — despite many states and businesses requiring them — has become commonplace on social media, but in "February or March," he…
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The UK Reading Stabbings: Al Qaeda LIFG Terrorists Supported by UK. Product of British Foreign Policy
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
It should surprise no one paying attention that the suspect in the recent stabbing spree in Reading, UK was not only known to British security agencies as an extremist and security threat, but that he comes from the pool of …
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The Cure of the Earth
Charles Eisenstein | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
"Those most capable of loving the Amazon are its most intimate companions: the people indigenous to that place, the cultures who have lived in and with it for thousands of years. That is why rainforest conservation and healing must be in intimate dialogue with the people who steward the land. They themselves understand this principle; hence the concept Brazil's Indigenous people use to describe themselves: "Cura Da Terra" (the Cure of the Earth)." (Photo: Catedral Verde – Floresta Amazonica/Wikimedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran?
Ted Snider | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nation's Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
"It's incredible to me that the federal government would see the necessity of bailing out airlines and banks and not see the need to do something similar for the public schools in this country," said one San Diego teacher. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Adding Insult to the 'Injury of Colonialism,' Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
According to a New York Times interview with Elaine Duke, who served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2017 to 2018, the president suggested selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria when it became clear the federal government would have to assist with a major recovery effort. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Following evictions in France, refugees risk hypothermia and worse in Channel crossings
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
Refugees rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the English Channel on 11 July.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and were picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and were taken to the French port of Calais.Nowhere to go: French authorities say they are now safe and well, but repeated warnings about the dangers of crossing the narrow strait. Meanwhile, evictions are leaving refugees with few other options.Crossings have continued as risk to refugees in the French camps considerably worsened in the wake…
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Poland holds momentous presidential election run-off
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
Voting is under way in Poland's knife-edge presidential election. It's set to be a run-off between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union (EU) Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a second five-year term. Meanwhile, Trzaskowski, a former European Parliament politician, is running for the main opposition Civic Platform party.A close race: Latest polls show that the race may be decided by a very small margin. Both sides are calling to some 30 million eligible voters to cast their ballots. Turnout is expec…
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As infection rate rises, government urging people to return to work and looking to ease public transport rules
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
The R number in England — that is the rate at which the infection is spreading — has risen this week since the government eased lockdown. It's now estimated at between 0.8 and 1.1 with regional variations. It was between 0.8 and 0.9 in England last week.If the R number surpasses 1, it means the number of infections will increase exponentially. In the South West region, where the upper limit was 1 last week, it has now risen to 1.1 according to data from the government's Scientific A…
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Over 500,000 Hong Kongers cast " vote against new security laws
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing.The unofficial poll will decide the strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council elections in September, when they aim to ride a wave of anti-China sentiment stirred by the law to seize control for the first time from pro-Beijing rivals.While the primaries are only for the opposition camp, observers are watching closely as they say the turnout will serve as a test of…
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Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Sunday.Under the new rules, Hungarian nationals returning from high risk countries listed as "yellow" and "red" will have to go through health checks at the border and will have to go into quarantine. The same applies to foreigners coming from "yellow" countries, but their entry will be banned from "red" countries.Countries in the Balkans and neighbouring Ukraine belong to the red cat…
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Trump's push to reopen schools part of bid to boost suburban standing
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
President Donald Trump's demand for U.S. schools to fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic is central to an emerging re-election strategy that seeks to resuscitate his flagging support in the nation's critical suburbs.Trump in recent weeks has taken stances on hot-button issues his campaign hopes will appeal to suburban voters, particularly women, who have soured on the Republican president since his 2016 election and continue to move away as the virus rages across the country and the economy sputters.Along with aggressively pushing for students to return to classrooms – "Schools must be open in the…
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Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…
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Libya, UN discuss reform of security sector
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Libya's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha held talks via video conference on Sunday with the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to discuss Libyan plans to reform the security sector."We are determined to move forward in implementing the reform programs in the security sector, which must be locally-designed and nationwide under the Libyan leadership for the security and welfare of the citizens," Bashagha said on Twitter.Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Liby…
yenisafak.com/en/news/libya-un-discuss-r…

Pope 'very pained' by decision to turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move."My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square.
yenisafak.com/en/world/pope-very-pained-…

Russia's Nornickel reports another fuel leak in Arctic
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that up to 20 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the Arctic.Arctic environment security has been in the spotlight at Nornickel's assets since another leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel's power plant near the city of Norilsk on May 29."A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement," Norilsktransgaz said in a statement."According to the preliminary data, as a result of the depressurization, which lasted about 15 minutes, there was a spill of up to…
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Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
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'279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.
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Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.
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Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.
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Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) –The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.
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If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.
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Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.
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Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160841/Iran-has-no-…

Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China
Pivot to | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online via livestream…
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Hoy todo listo para ver filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Hoy 11 de Julio °Todo listo para ver el filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª! -via internet-…
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Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights
Feminist Majority Foundation & others | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online…
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Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."
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Mysterious National Police Group Wants Palo Alto to Remove Assata Shakur from BLM Mural
TAECI | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
In recent days a national police group contacted the city of Palo Alto. They want the depiction of 1970's Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur removed from the 17 foot high BLM mural in front of City Hall. Assata happens to be Tupac Shakur's aunt.
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What's In A Name? $$$!
ADAM | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Desperate for funding, Caltrain hires a consultant to find out if slapping on some new names will help it out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883501…

Financial Markets and National Socialism
Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way […]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support.
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Tuesday 7/21: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd s Pt. 4
The Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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Operation Twilight Lockdown: Occupying Mayor Lily Mei's House (Fremont, CA)
Justin Valenzuela | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
We, the people of Fremont, took direct action by occupying space on July 6th, from 8pm till past midnight at the Mayor Lily Mei's neighborhood. Drawing attention to #blacklivesmatter, #landback, and demanding to #defundfremontpd.
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Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online via Zoom…
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'Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader'? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics
rt.com | 2020-07-12
US President Donald made his first public appearance wearing a mask (dressed up with a presidential seal), during a visit to a military hospital where he met wounded soldiers and healthcare workers. | On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he's "never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place." | So there's this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it pic.twitter.com/YvwcIbNV5j– Gustavo &uum…
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Gun store offers free rifle to Missouri couple seen guarding their home from BLM ers, after police confiscate theirs
rt.com | 2020-07-12
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, now infamous for a video in which they're seen brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter supporters, were offered a free AR-15 by a local gun store, after their own was confiscated by police. | "This couple did what they needed to do to protect private property, as the property was being ambushed. I've seen videos, and some of these so-called ers were carrying firearms, and they clearly broke the gate to make way on to the private property (A THREAT)," the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, in St. Charles, Missouri, posted on Facebook, asking followers to share his message so…
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Man plows minivan into packed Florida church, starts fire & leads cops on high-speed chase (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-12
A driver tried to burn down a Catholic church in Florida after ramming his vehicle into the building's lobby as worshipers were gathering for Mass. The suspect was arrested after a high-speed chase. | The man rammed his minivan through the front doors of the Queen of Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. The driver then got out and threw some kind of incendiary device, starting a fire inside the church lobby. He fled the scene in his vehicle, but was pursued by police in a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested. | The name of the suspect h…
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18 sailors injured as US military ship catches fire & is covered in massive plume of smoke in San Diego (PHOTO, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Eighteen Sailors have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries," US Naval Surface Forces wrote on Twitter a while later. | Officials also announced that…
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'KKK number behind white power gesture' spotted by Portland er was actually poster celebrating basketball star
rt.com | 2020-07-12
A sharp-eyed er in Portland claimed she spotted a white supremacist hate symbol taunting her from a window of the BLM-besieged federal court. Further investigation, though, showed it was actually a basketball fan's poster. | The picture showing a hand gesturing "OK" was spotted inside the Hatfield Courthouse by one of the people ing against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. It may seem innocent enough, but the gesture stands for "White Power," according to the A…
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Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | This is footage from last night at SW 3/Main. Some fires we…
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Kissinger's Adoration of the 1815 Congress of Vienna: A Master Key into Universal History
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
The incredibly shrinking Henry Kissinger is known for many things, but a revolutionary is not one of them. Over the years of service to the empire, the career geopolitician has been consistent in his unfailing commitment to | 1) destroy the …
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Abby Martin Explains Afghanistan
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-11
Highly recommended — | Nothing can be done, because the United States has no possibility of political leadership. The establishment controls both parties and selects leaders who serve the establishment. Even in rare cases when a leader opposed by the establishent gets into office, the establishment turns on him and prevents his leadership by demonizing him. Trump's first term has been smothered in lies intended to prevent his reelection. | The US media lost what remained of its independence when President Clinton signed off on its concentration in a few establishment hands. The US has had no print or TV…
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Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-11
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…
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Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-11
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…
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How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate'
Gareth Porter | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies…
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Wanted terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
A terrorist wanted by Turkish security forces was neutralized in the eastern Erzurum province, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.Halis Eroglu, codenamed Hejar, was neutralized by provincial gendarmerie forces in an operation in the rural area of Senkaya district, the ministry said in a statement.It said the terrorist was in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list and carried a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras (nearly $73,000).The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.An AK-47 rifle, a pist…
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'Another phony hit job': Trump slams NYT for 'made up' story about alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan
rt.com | 2020-07-11
A sensational New York Times report which alleged that Russia paid the Taliban to target US forces in Afghanistan was pure fabrication, Donald Trump has claimed after the Pentagon and intel agencies dismissed the story. | The claim that Moscow had placed bounties on US and coalition troops operating in Afghanistan, first reported by the Times last month, has been widely discredited by senior military and intelligence officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified earlier this week that "all the defense intelligence agencies have been unable to corroborate that report." | Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gener…
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[Comment] Offline: Restoring trust in WHO
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Belgium has the sad distinction of leading the world league table of deaths from COVID-19. At 843 deaths per million, Belgium is ahead of the UK (650 per million), Italy (576 per million), Sweden (537 per million), and France (458 per million). COVID-19 was first reported in Belgium on Feb 4, 2020, in a 54-year-old man who had been repatriated from Wuhan, China. Community transmission was confirmed in early March after holiday makers returned from school vacation breaks in northern Italy. The national sense of failure and anger is spurring a serious effort to initiate an international inquiry into the global resp…
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The hunger pandemic in Colombia
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The unchecked growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America is tearing apart the socio-economic fabric of the countrieslocated in that continent. One manifestation of this socio-economic rupture is the emergence of what David Beasley, the Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP), has called a "hunger pandemic". According to WFP, "The socio-economic impact …
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Video: COVID-19 "Fake" Data in Italy: Politician Slams False Numbers: Vittorio Sgarbi
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
First published by Global Research on May 8, 2020 | Vittorio Sgarbi, MP (Forza Italia) slammed the closure of 60% of Italian businesses: A decision which was taken on the basis of an alleged 25,000 Coronavirus deaths. "It's not true," he …
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Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing Covid-19 Budget Crises
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Local policymakers are facing pressure to make painful spending cuts. Instead, they should raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy…
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Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.
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Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/tole…

World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women
news.un.org | 2020-07-11
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, "but it does not affect everyone equally", the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.
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Teachers speak out against Trump's push to reopen schools
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The WSWS spoke with two teachers about the dangerous push by the Trump administration to reopen schools in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/educ…

[Perspectives] The art of survival
Sarah Ditum | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
An artist can turn bad luck into good fortune. Texas-born author Katherine Anne Porter caught and nearly died from influenza in the 1918–19 pandemic, but the experience gave her the material for Pale Horse, Pale Rider–the title piece of this selection from Penguin Modern Classics–and not only the finest of her very fine short stories, but also the greatest literary account of the "Spanish" influenza. Very few writers besides Porter addressed the disease, effectively making her the laureate of a tragedy that no one much cared to remember until the parallels with COVID-19 recalled it to collective…
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North American autoworkers expand fight against unsafe conditions amid COVID-19 nightmare
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly workers in Ohio have decided to launch a rank-and-file safety committee, after similar committees were set up last month at two FCA plants in the Detroit area.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/usau…

Pandemic surges in the Americas as the global death toll nears 560,000
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The United States is leading the global toll of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, with nearly 3.2 million cases and 134,092 deaths as of Friday evening, about a quarter of the global total.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/pand…

In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
More than 75 workers lost their lives and over 100 others were critically wounded in a series of accidents across India between May and June. At least 30 industrial-related accidents have occurred in the span of just one month, as per IndustriALL Global Union, which estimates that one worker has died every second day since India began unwinding the COVID-19 lockdown. | groups have highlighted a pattern of systemic failures — industries halted without proper shutdown processes and…
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[Editorial] COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
As much of western Europe begins to ease countrywide lockdowns, globally the pandemic may still be in its infancy, with more than 160‚Äà000 new cases reported each day since June 25. Individual countries count cases differently, so direct comparisons are difficult, but the numbers illustrate a worrying pattern. At a subnational level the picture is nuanced, with local hotspots, but at a country level the picture is clear–the world is facing a worsening multipolar pandemic.
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Australia's national cabinet steps up "reopening" despite COVID-19 surge
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Since the government leaders started lifting restrictions at breakneck speed in late May, the number of new confirmed infections has begun to soar.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/vict…

Australia's national cabinet steps up "reopening" despite COVID-19 surge
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Since the government leaders started lifting restrictions at breakneck speed in late May, the number of new confirmed infections has begun to soar.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/vict…

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country's greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized. | "I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital," Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. | The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he'd been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too. | T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff…
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With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-11
Following weeks of warnings from public health experts, hospitals in two of the hardest-hit states showed signs that the pandemic has spun out of control in the United States' current epicenters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Okinawans 'shocked' & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture's case toll by 40%
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Dozens of US troops at two bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. Local authorities demanded transparency from the Pentagon, and an adequate response to the massive outbreak. | Rigorous contact tracing and isolation of those infected had so far allowed the island prefecture to keep the number of confirmed cases at about 150, with only seven fatalities. Overall, as of July 10, Japan reported about 20,700 cases and nearly 1,000 deaths. | Okinawa Governor Tamaki Denny said local…
rt.com/news/494506-okinawa-us-marines-co…

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population
news.un.org | 2020-07-11
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.
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Tens of thousands of Israelis over Netanyahu's handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Massive crowds have packed into one of the largest squares in Tel-Aviv on Saturday to over how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the coronavirus pandemic and its harsh economic fallout. | The rally at Rabin Square, which is a traditional spot in the city, was staged by self-employed, small business owners and students, who claim that, unlike salaried workers, they never received financial help that was promised by the government. | The demonstrators, who neglected social-distancing rules, carried banners, which read "Let us breathe" and jokingly asked for charity money to be sent to…
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Netanyahu acquires dictatorial powers citing Israel's upsurge in COVID-19 cases
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The prime minister gave himself and the cabinet emergency powers to impose pandemic restrictions for up to a week before lawmakers can discuss, amend or cancel them.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/isra…

As mining companies amass wealth amidst coronavirus, community resistance has become even more essential
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
As coronavirus (Covid-19) cases around the globe surge and the equivalent of 400m full-time jobs disappear, the mining industry is still amassing wealth. On 6 July, mining news website Mining.Com reported the industry's top 50 companies added $249.5bn to their value du…
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Institutional racism 'led to data breach over migrant workers' in Ireland
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Levels of "institutional racism and discrimination" in the health service reportedly led to a serious data breach in Ireland. It occurred when employers were told of coronavirus (Covid-19) test results before meat factory workers who were tested.Edel McGinley, director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), described the practice as a "gross and serious breach of confidentiality". She told the Special Oireachtas Covid-19 committee that comments made by a senior health official about the scandal were "deeply worrying".(PA Graphics)"Institutional racism and discrimination that led to this very serious dat…
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A new report reveals how the government has, once more, massively failed disabled people
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
An extensive survey, carried out by and for disabled people in Greater Manchester, has shown how the government has massively failed disabled people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The survey was carried out by the Greater Manchester Disabled People's Panel (GMDPP), which is made up of 14 disabled people's organisations. 936 people took part, and the findings — if not all that surprising — are still pretty gruelling reading. They give a good insight into the lived experiences of disabled people during the initial stages of the pandemic an…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/07/11/a-ne…

Focus on low-performing students will add $6.3T to Turkish economy
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Turkey has seen good progress over the last decade, not just enrolling more students in education but also raising the learning standards of these students, said Andreas Schleicher, founder of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."I am hopeful that Turkey will see further improvements in the years to come," he added.Schleicher, who is head of education at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which runs PISA, said, the COVID-19 struck at a point when most education systems were simply not ready for the digital learning."If Turkey can address the needs of the lowest-perf…
yenisafak.com/en/news/focus-on-low-perfo…

The Heat: U.S. Politics
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-11
As the number of COVID-19 cases goes up in the United States, Trump's approval and odds of being re-elected are going down.
america.cgtn.com/2020/07/11/the-heat-u-s…

Iran COVID-19 cases pass 255,000
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus has infected 2,397 people in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 255,117.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160801/Iran-COVID-1…

Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…
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Covid Recovery And Radical Social Change
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
I share the hope that the pandemic serves as a wake-up call for mobilizing action for radical societal change, and I don't think that those who see fragments of this happening in commoning or solidarity practices during this pandemic are either naàØve or only see part of the picture. | But I am troubled by the signs that the inequality wagon might have a long way before it derails, which I see side-by-side with those other hopeful signs. | Still, the care and vulnerability vision I sketched could provide a basis for a more hopeful outlook. Keeping in mind that pain better not be romanticized, valuing care…
popularresistance.org/covid-recovery-and…

Saint Petersburg records big spike in June deaths as Covid-19 epidemic continues
rt.com | 2020-07-11
The mortality rate in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-biggest city and former capital, reached a 10-year high in June. According to the city civil registry office, 7,106 people died – far higher than 4,575 last year. | In addition, according to Russian news service Interfax, the city's death rate exceeded 6,000 people just three times in the last ten years – January 2016, January 2017, and March 2018. | The high death rate in Saint Petersburg is likely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The metropole ranks second among Russian regions – behind only Moscow – and official figures show that the city saw 1,520 d…
rt.com/russia/494499-saint-petersburg-co…

'Anti-science saga'? NBC contributor who documented harrowing battle with Covid-19 NEVER had the virus
rt.com | 2020-07-11
The dramatic televised saga of a doctor's struggle to overcome coronavirus has ended in embarrassment after the NBC News contributor quietly admitted that there's no evidence he ever had the virus. Is this the zenith of fake news? | Dr Joseph Fair appeared at least 10 times on NBC and MSNBC over the last two months to share his fight against Covid-19 with the networks' viewers. His television appearances — including an interview from his hospital bed — fueled panic about the illness. Describing himself as a fit and healthy 42-year-old, Fair claimed in May that he had absorbed the virus through his ey…
rt.com/usa/494468-joseph-fair-nbc-corona…

Serbian police arrest 71 ers, including Brit, as mayhem over Covid-19 restrictions continues
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Police in Serbia have arrested dozens of people, including a Briton and a Tunisian, as crowds of ers pelted stones at cops in Belgrade. Serbia's government and police have accused "foreign factors" of instigating unrest. | The Serbian capital was consumed by unrest for the fourth night in a row on Friday, in what President Aleksandar Vucic described as "pure terrorism." Crowds chucked flares at parliament and hurled stones at the lines of riot police outside the building. | 71 people were arrested on Friday night, police director Vladimir Rebic said at a press conference on Saturday, per AFP. | Also on…
rt.com/news/494478-serbia-belgrade–arre…

'Dread and Horror': Healthcare Expert Draws Grim Prospects of New US Spike in COVID-19 Cases
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-11
The first signs of a spike in coronavirus infections in America emerged two weeks after the start of anti-racism demonstrations and riots in the US and took a turn for the worst a week later, as states continued to reopen their economies.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202007111079858…

Raising Corporate Taxes Could Help Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets, even as cities have been on the frontlines of the public health emergency and the rising eviction crisis. The federal government is balking at approving aid to states and municipalities, sparking calls for cutbacks in vital public services. Instead, local elected officials should explore options for generating new revenue in ways that help reduce the inequalities that have worsened the effects of the crisis. | This is…
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Schools Are Struggling to Avoid Worsening Inequity When They Reopen
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
When Denmark became the first of 22 European countries to reopen schools on April 15, students were told that wearing face masks was optional. But not everything went back to the way it had been before COVID-19. | Recess for Danish children now requires social distancing, and elementary school-aged students have been divided into groups of five to limit interactions. Games include "shadow tag"
truthout.org/articles/schools-are-strugg…

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation
Till J Bugaj, Anna Cranz, Christoph Nikendei | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Nick Watts and colleagues' 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change1 leaves no doubt that global warming will heavily affect every child born today. Young people–the generation that will have to live through the consequences of a warming world for the longest–are actively taking part in raising awareness for climate change. Inspired by the Fridays for Future movement, thousands of young people have been doing everything possible to bring about social change towards a sustainable ecological lifestyle.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30808-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation — Authors' reply
Matthew Eckelman, Marina Romanello, Jodi Sherman, Nicholas Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
We thank Till Bugaj and colleagues and Helga Weisz and colleagues for their comments.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30802-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation
Helga Weisz, Peter-Paul Pichler, Ulli Weisz, Ingram Jaccard | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The health-care sector is increasingly recognised as a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. We thus welcome the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, in which Nick Watts and colleagues1 provide a new global comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from health care (indicator 3.6).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30809-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes — Authors' reply
Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Gerald Chi and Jolanta Marszalek raise questions about subgroup analysis and interaction terms in the THEMIS trial. Interaction terms are generally underpowered. At the same time, when several subgroups are compared, interaction terms might be positive by chance because of multiplicity of testing. These are two opposing forces in the interpretation of interaction terms that have long been appreciated in clinical trials. With respect to our work, the THEMIS trial was a positive trial in which we found significant efficacy benefit of ticagrelor in the overall population of patients with stable coronary artery disea…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30479-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Organised crime: the missing link in drug policies
Marco Antonio Bessa, Ronaldo Laranjeira, David Martin | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Illegal drugs and their effect on public health were discussed in a 2019 Lancet Series.1 However, the Series authors did not report how a global criminal enterprise, the drug–abuse industrial complex,2 is the origin of the problem. This global network of organised crime, corrupt politicians, money laundering, and distribution systems perpetuates this public health crisis. We have reason to believe the drug trade is now expanding under the guise of legal cannabis and cannabidiol, especially in North America, with outreach to other markets in South America, Europe, and Asia.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30218-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Tomisaku Kawasaki
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Paediatrician who identified what became known as Kawasaki disease. Born on Feb 7, 1925, in Tokyo, Japan, he died on June 5, 2020, in Tokyo, aged 95 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31492-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] A rare cause of left-sided weakness in an elderly woman: amoebic encephalitis
Daniel Pan, Leslie R Bridges, John du Parcq, Ula Mahadeva, Shantanu Roy, Ibne K M Ali, Catherine A Cosgrove, Peter L Chiodini, Liqun Zhang | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
An 85-year-old Gujarati woman with a 1-day history of confusion, left-sided weakness, and slurred speech attended our hospital. She had a history of headaches, which had been extensively investigated for 2 years from 2013. She also had hypertension. She had no history of recent travel.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31365-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Ruxolitinib cream for treatment of vitiligo: a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial
David Rosmarin, Amit G Pandya, Mark Lebwohl, Pearl Grimes, Iltefat Hamzavi, Alice B Gottlieb, Kathleen Butler, Fiona Kuo, Kang Sun, Tao Ji, Michael D Howell, John E Harris | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Treatment with ruxolitinib cream was associated with substantial repigmentation of vitiligo lesions up to 52 weeks of treatment, and all doses were well tolerated. These data suggest that ruxolitinib cream might be an effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30609-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] US Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, for now
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The court's decision means that Louisiana's three abortion clinics will remain open. Susan Jaffe reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31518-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Older-age opioid-related deaths in the UK
Sheila M Bird, J Roy Robertson | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The Lancet Series on drug use1 began with a paper on global patterns of opioid dependence but insufficiently emphasised that the sequelae of these epidemics persist over decades. The risk of drug-related death increases with age in people who are opioid-dependent, and the advantage that young women users (
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30227-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes
Gerald Chi, Jolanta Marszalek | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
We read with interest the Article by Deepak L Bhatt and colleagues1 on the incremental effect of ticagrelor to aspirin for patients with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease. The THEMIS trial suggested a reduction in ischaemic events but not irreversible harms in the overall population.2 The trial also hypothesised that patients with a history of previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) would show a favourable efficacy–safety tradeoff. The authors found a favourable net clinical benefit in patients with previous PCI but not in those without previous PCI (appendix).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30486-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Predicting erenumab adverse events with single-cell genomics
Angeliki Vgontzas, William Renthal | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Erenumab is a CGRP receptor monoclonal antibody for the preventive treatment of migraine. It has been widely prescribed in the USA after receiving US Food and Drug Administration approval in May, 2018. An estimated 7000 prescriptions are written per week,1 which, along with postmarketing reporting, have resulted in the rapid detection of serious adverse events that were not seen during clinical trials. As a result, the product label was revised on Oct 4, 2019, to include constipation with serious complications, including cases requiring hospitalisation and surgery, with most cases reported after a single dose of…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(19)32952-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] First step in a new era for treatment of patients with vitiligo
Thierry Passeron | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentation of the skin, which affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. The condition can profoundly affect the wellbeing and the social, sexual, and professional lives of affected individuals and thus induces a strong therapeutic demand.1 Actual treatments rely on the use of topical steroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors, and are better combined with sun exposure or phototherapy.1,2 The best results are achieved on the face, while some areas such as bony prominences and hands and feet show a very poor repigmentation rate.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30747-9/fulltext?rss=yes

The Tremendous but "Secret" Success of Socialist Vietnam
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
Hue — full of public spaces Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. Each time …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-tremendou…

Public Sector's Right to Strike Is Left Behind in Biden-Bernie Task Force
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
This week's release of the recommendations of the "Unity Task Force" made up of delegates from both the Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden camps marked an unprecedented attempt to formally unite the centrist and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. But it also crystallized the depth of their ideological disagreement, including within the world of organized labor. | The task force, made up of 49 surr…
truthout.org/articles/public-sectors-rig…

Remembering the Venezuelan National Assembly vote lost by Guaidó in January 2019
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
The view of the US government and the pro-Guaidó faction of the opposition was summed up by a New York Times headline and subhead that on January 5 that said Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolás Maduro's has Read…
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Trump Wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Trump notoriously set up a phony "university" to bilk prospective students of millions of dollars. He lost a civil suit to the outraged victims and had to pay them $25 million. Now the stable genius is coming for America's universities…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-wants-to-def…

How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands for the overthrow, dismantling and complete replacement of the core institutions of the capitalist state, which are the "special bodies of armed men," namely the police, prisons, military and courts.
liberationnews.org/how-will-the-police-b…

A Jewish Case For Equality In Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
What makes someone a Jew–not just a Jew in name, but a Jew in good standing–today? In Haredi circles, being a real Jew means adhering to religious law. In leftist Jewish spaces, it means championing progressive causes. But these environments are the exceptions. In the broad center of Jewish life–where power and respectability lie–being a Jew means, above all, supporting the existence of a Jewish state. In most Jewish communities on earth, rejecting Israel is a greater heresy than rejecting God. | The reason is rarely spelled out, mostly because it's considered obvious: Opposing a Jewish st…
popularresistance.org/a-jewish-case-for-…

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination , has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump's Resignation
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-07-11
A woman holds a sign at an anti-Trump in London in 2018. (Photo: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/labo…

The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump's financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-hypocrisi…

"Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century"
Sarah Deer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK…
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Supreme Court upholds American Indian treaty promises, orders Oklahoma to follow federal law
Kirsten Carlson | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-11
States may now think twice before ignoring treaty promises or challenging tribal jurisdiction.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/11/supreme-co…

Instead of Focusing on Bounties, Why Doesn't the U.S. End the Afghan War?
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/instead-of-focusin…

As Long as Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is a Sham
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-11
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday," Reuters reports. | "Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be 'very' or 'somewhat' believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure,"
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/11/as…

The US And UK Are A Wrecking Ball Crew Against The Pillars Of Internationalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
Over the past few decades, Western countries–such as the United Kingdom, but more so the United States of America–have flouted international laws and failed to even try to uphold the high-minded principles of the charter. Most recently, the United States has attempted to muzzle the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it has pursued a perfectly reasonable investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan; and the United Kingdom has denied Venezuela its sovereign right to gold held in the Bank of England. In both cases, the United States and the UK have undermined the sovereignty of nations and mutilated i…
popularresistance.org/the-us-and-uk-are-…

Sanders-Biden task forces and the debacle of Sanders' "political revolution"
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The Biden-Sanders collaboration has produced a total repudiation of all of the central pillars of Sanders' campaign, in the midst of an unprecedented social and political crisis of world capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/pers…

Biden promotes economic nationalism and anti-China militarism
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Biden offered no opposition to Trump's "back-to-work" drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/bide…

Biden promotes economic nationalism and anti-China militarism
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Biden offered no opposition to Trump's "back-to-work" drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/bide…

Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World?
Mirah Riben | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The longing, desire and biological drive of many human beings to fulfill the imperative to be fruitful, to procreate and to become parents, is real and painful when unachievable. This has led to an increase of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy, despite ethical and legal concerns. Preface The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/why-is-surrog…

US takes punitive measures against China over Hong Kong
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Washington's increasingly shrill campaign is part of a US confrontation across the full range of issues–diplomatic, economic and military–that are leading to war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/hong…

US takes punitive measures against China over Hong Kong
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Washington's increasingly shrill campaign is part of a US confrontation across the full range of issues–diplomatic, economic and military–that are leading to war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/hong…

Debunking Myths on China "Forcing Uyghur Birth Control"
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
So-called overseas reps of China's Uyghur ethnic group filed evidence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to spark an investigation on alleged human rights violations. But are the reports founded on strong evidence? (story starts at 2: 00)…
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/debunking-myt…

Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-11
Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.
therealnews.com/columns/climate-crisis-f…

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
A group of social s and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/colombian…

German multinational BMW to slash 16,000 jobs
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
BMW is using the coronavirus pandemic and relying on the trade unions to implement long-worked out plans to restructure and destroy jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/auto…

US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
globalresearch.ca/hospitals-getting-paid…

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
The Philippines Congress denied a new franchise license for ABS-CBN. In a vote, held on Friday, July 10, among the 85-member Committee of Legislative Franchises in the House of Representatives, 70 members voted against the motion for a new franchise and 11 voted in favor. | After a week-long deliberation in the House of Representatives, supporters of president Rodrigo Duterte accused the media house of financial irregularities and political bias, effectively blocking its bid to resume operations on air. | The ABS-CBN Corporation that runs the channel employs over 11,000 workers across the Philippines, both as per…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/governmen…

Israel Lobby Seeks to Bankrupt Progressive, Pro-Palestinian Restaurant
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The pro-Israel community is engaged in a remarkable effort to bankrupt a small progressive Toronto restaurant. In their attack on Foodbenders, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and B'nai B'rith have once again allied with the violent, far-right, Jewish Defence League (JDL). Over the past week the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/israel-lobby-…

Four former correctional officers sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed inmate
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-11
"The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions."
nationofchange.org/2020/07/11/four-forme…

Trump Must be Defeated, but Unions Shouldn't be Democratic Party Cheerleaders
Bill Fletcher | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
If Trump wins, he will be convinced that he has a mandate for authoritarianism and further irrationalism; trade unions must become organizations of the class…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-must-be-defe…

Workers and community supporters racist practices
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Oshkosh, WI – 30 community members came out, July 8, to the leadership of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Community s, artists, teachers, parents and children gathered fully on a corner armed with chalk, chants and messages of anti-racism and solidarity with the pro-Black Lives Matter workers. | When s erupted around the country in late May over the police killings of George Floyd and countless others, the Boys & Girls Club released a statement of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on their social media accounts in early June. The workers, who have been impacted by these…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/11/workers-…

Online book launch of The Most Dangerous Man in the World defends
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Author Andrew Fowler said that journalists "should be more supportive" of "because of what he taught us."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/fowl…

The Garden of Statuary Delights
Vern Loomis | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
During his holiday remarks at Mount Rushmore, President Trump said he plans to establish, via executive order, a "National Garden of American Heroes," described as "a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live." It seems a lot of thought has already gone into it — enough to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-garden-of…

Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-11
Individualism could theoretically work as a political system, in a hypothetical world where nobody is ever helpless and the planet has infinite resources and the ecosystem is infinitely robust. But we do not live in such a world. | No, we live in a world where every single person is born helpless and somebody needs to take good care of them to help turn them into physically and psychologically healthy adults, where people get sick and become disabled, where most of us go through a prolonged period of steadily increasing weakness and convalescence before death. A world with a fragile ecosystem and finite resources…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/be-outw…

s erupt after Detroit, Michigan police shoot and kill 21-year-old man
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Tensions are high in the city after weeks of s against police brutality in which hundreds have been arrested and police have rammed into ers with their vehicles.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/poli…

San Antonio ors demand justice for Vanessa Guillén, closure of military bases
Jake Tucker | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
On a sweltering July 4, ors in San Antonio gathered to call for justice for Vanessa Guillén.
liberationnews.org/san-antonio-ors-deman…

USA: 'Qualified immunity' is how the Police state stays in power
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
Make no mistake about it: this is what constitutes "law and order" in the American police state.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/usa-qualified-im…

s erupt after Detroit, Michigan police shoot and kill 21-year-old man
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Tensions are high in the city after weeks of s against police brutality in which hundreds have been arrested and police have rammed into ers with their vehicles.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/poli…

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei condemns right-wing terror against Left Party parliamentarian
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Janine Wissler, chairwoman of the Hesse state parliamentary faction of the Left Party, has repeatedly received email death threats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/left…

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli troops abducted, on Saturday morning, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli forces invaded Ya'bad village, west of Jenin city and stormed the homes of Mohammad B'ajawi and Adham Omar, 25, before abducting the youths, taking them …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-…

Prison: Therapeutic Centers Or Academies of Crime?
Graham Peebles | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Instead of institutions of retribution, prisons should be refashioned as Therapeutic Centers for Change in which the criminal takes responsibility for their actions but is not made to feel guilty, or despised…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/prison-therapeutic…

Why relentless enforcement will make or break the new NAFTA
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-11
Because if Mexico fails to relentlessly enforce the USMCA, the new trade agreement will be as big a failure as the old.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/11/why-relent…

Salt Lake City fights for justice as killer cops remain free
Jeff Adams | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was killed by the SLC Police Department nearly two months ago.
liberationnews.org/salt-lake-city-fights…

It's the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy?
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
The pandemic, for all its tragedy, has offered the Left a moment. What we decide to do now is all-important.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/its-the-economy-st…

Baseball and Socialism in Cuba
Mickey Gallagher | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/baseball-and-…

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-detain-…

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian following Slain Man's Funeral in Salfit
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-shoot-i…

17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey — Review (ft. Mad Blender)
Radical Reviewer | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The Radical Reviewer and Mad Blender reviewing 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/17-contradiction…

Striking Joliet, Illinois nurses should reject sellout deal
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center nurses in Joliet should reject the Illinois Nurses Association's deal, which does nothing to address chronic understaffing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/joli…

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women pt. 2
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of àÅñez being celebrated as a 'pro-woman' leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/bolivias-…

Lenox Hill: Portrait of New York City hospital obscures more than it shows
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Netflix is currently streaming the mini-series documentary Lenox Hill, which focuses on four doctors at the hospital of the same name in New York's Manhattan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/lenx…

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local , and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-cause-p…

Turkish communists criticize Erdogan's decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
The decision of right-wing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to permit worship at the Hagia Sophia Museum has been widely condemned as a ploy to appease Muslim hardliners…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/turkish-c…

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at s Across the West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian ers, holding a ful demonstration against Israel's illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-injure-…

Richie Rich & friends
Tony Norfield | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
Being the biggest rich capitalist country, the U.S. also has the largest number of wealthy people. Quite how many will come as a bit of a surprise for those who have heard the '1% versus 99%' slogan; it is not just Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/richie-rich-frie…

BREAKING: Security Council extends for one year, lifesaving cross-border aid to Syria
news.un.org | 2020-07-11
On its fourth attempt this week, the Security Council has on Saturday, authorized for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into northwest Syria.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/07/1…

Restricted access to Grenfell inquiry for survivors and bereaved
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The inquiry restarted after a three-month delay amid widespread outrage from survivors and the bereaved over further proposed delays.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/gren…

Palestinian Factions Call for Popular Resistance in Response to 'Israeli Crimes'
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Majority of Palestinian resistance factions, across the occupied Palestinian territories, on Saturday, called for heightened Palestinian popular resistance, in response to what the factions described as, 'Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people'. In a statement, submitted to local media outlets, factions' representatives held a meeting in the central West …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-factions-c…

Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All
Dennis Kosuth | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Many of the organizations and individuals who came together and produced the June 27 action have been part of ongoing collaborations among labor, community s, social justice fighters, and advocates of abolishing the police…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chicago-unions-dem…

Don't let the Democratic Party bury the movement
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people's power.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/dont-let-the-dem…

Lenox Hill: Portrait of New York City hospital obscures more than it shows
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Netflix is currently streaming the mini-series documentary Lenox Hill, which focuses on four doctors at the hospital of the same name in New York's Manhattan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/lenx…

Following Slain Man's Funeral, Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Salfit
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-shoot-i…

Massive worker participation in three-day India Coal strike
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Last week's strike had a huge impact on Coal India's output, indicating that a large majority of its more than 500,000 regular and contract workers joined the walkout.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/coal…

Prison: Therapeutic centers or academies of crime?
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-11
All is interconnected; prisons and crime are consequential elements within a societal structure of injustice and prejudice, which requires fundamental change.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/11/prison-the…

European court rules in favor of Belgian Workers' Party legislator on electoral dispute
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
Germain Mugemangango of the Workers' Party of Belgium, a legislator in the Walloon parliament, filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights on a 2014 election when his own competitors decided his appeal for a recount…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/european-…

Workers and community supporters racist practices
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Oshkosh, WI – 30 community members came out, July 8, to the leadership of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Community s, artists, teachers, parents and children gathered fully on a corner armed with chalk, chants and messages of anti-racism and solidarity with the pro-Black Lives Matter workers. | When s erupted around the country in late May over the police killings of George Floyd and countless others, the Boys & Girls Club released a statement of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on their social media accounts in early June. The workers, who have been impacted by these…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/11/workers-and-…

Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'…
fightbacknews.org/node/8334

Baseball and Socialism in Cuba
Mickey Gallagher | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson, on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/baseball-and-…

Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'…
www.fightbacknews.org/node/8334

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Including A Pregnant Woman, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblings' high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-injur…

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women pt. 2
Cindy Forster | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of àÅñez being celebrated as a 'pro-woman' leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/bolivias-…

Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-11
No, we live in a world where every single person is born helpless and somebody needs to take good care of them to help turn them into physically and psychologically healthy adults, where people get sick and become disabled, where most of us go through a prolonged period of steadily increasing weakness and convalescence before death. A world with a fragile ecosystem and finite resources. | Individualism has no real answers for the mass-scale implementation of its value system in such a world. The only way to believe it does is with a lot of compartmentalizing away from reality and refusing to look at the tremendou…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/be-outw…

Week in Review: 5th — 11 July
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-07-11
Editor's Review of the Week You might ask, just how bad can things get for the current government. Immersed in scandals, accusations of corruption and abuse of office, it might come as no surprise that not only have the general public tired themselves of a workshy Prime Minister — business leaders now think the same. …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/week-in-review-5th-11-july/

New Zealand boosts preparations to join US war against China
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The Labour Party-led government is spending billions on new naval vessels and armoured vehicles, while praising the Australian military build-up against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/nzml…

New Zealand boosts preparations to join US war against China
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The Labour Party-led government is spending billions on new naval vessels and armoured vehicles, while praising the Australian military build-up against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/nzml…

Penalty pay rates slashed for Australian retail workers
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The Fair Work Commission ruled against delaying wage cuts for more than 240,000 workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/retp…