2021-07-23: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-07-23). Iran opens new Oil Port on Gulf of Oman to avoid narrow Straits of Hormuz and to Avoid US Sanctions. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — According to Al Jazeera, on Thursday, Iran announced the opening of a new petroleum export terminal near the port of Jask on the Gulf of Oman, which will allow its vessels to avoid what Iranians refer to as the Persian Gulf and its narrow outlet, the Strait of Hormuz. Although …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-23). Tokyo's Pandemic Games Open. globalresearch.ca The auguries …

Staff (2021-07-23). 25 July, Online Event: Open Forum — The Current Palestinian Uprising and the Path Forward to Liberation. samidoun.net Sunday, July 25 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. Register to join online: bit.ly/masarforum1 With the recent surge in mobilizations across historic Palestine and the diaspora, we invite you to join us in an open discussion concerning the current political moment facing the Palestinian struggle following recent confrontations with the Zionist entity and against the Palestinian Authority. Through this forum, we hope to exchange experiences concerning mobilizations within the North American scene, discuss what is needed to build a path forward for our work, and explore the necessary conditions for an alternative…

Ted Kelly (2021-07-23). Israelis prevent political prisoner from attending daughter's funeral. workers.org The latest cruelty the Israeli state inflicted on the Jarrar family followed the tragic and untimely death of Suha Jarrar at 31 years old at her home in Ramallah July 11. Despite international pleas for Khalida Jarrar, elected representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to . . . |

Gregory Elich (2021-07-23). Penetrating curtains of deceit: I.F. Stone's 'The Hidden History of the Korean War'. mronline.org When the American journalist, I.F. Stone, published The Hidden History of the Korean War at the height of the military conflict in 1952, its message did not find a warm welcome at home.

The Conversation (2021-07-23). Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds. juancole.com By Sven Teske, Chris Briggs, Mark Hemer, Philip Marsh, and Rusty Langdon | — ( The Conversation) — Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much of our coastline. New research released today confirms Australia's offshore wind resources offer vast potential …

Staff (2021-07-23). West working to create 'belt of instability' around Russia by turning 'brother against brother,' says Moscow's top diplomat Lavrov. rt.com A wedge is being driven between Russia and its neighbors, with the West demanding that countries across Eastern Europe and Asia turn on Moscow in order to gain acceptance, Moscow's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed. | Speaking at a webinar on international relations on Friday, the veteran diplomat accused the US and its allies in Europe of "trying to form a belt of instability around us." This he said, is "forcing our closest neighbors, our brotherly peoples, to make a choice — either you are with the West, or you are with the Russian Federation." | According to him, hostile foreign powers want "

Larry Holmes (2021-07-23). Transforming the political and social character of the working class movement. workers.org Based on remarks given at a June 28 leadership meeting. Holmes is Workers World Party's First Secretary. The Teamsters union, the third or fourth biggest union in the United States, overwhelmingly voted at its convention June 24 in favor of launching a nationwide campaign to organize the nearly 1 million . . . |

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-07-23). Coal miners carry Alabama strike to Wall Street. workers.org Coal miners on strike in Brookwood, Ala., are staying stalwart midway through their fourth month on the picket line — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — continuing a 100-year-old tradition of labor resistance in central Alabama. The miners of United Mine Workers Local 2245 say big hedge . . . |

Staff (2021-07-23). Cops hate citizen journalists, but they're not the only ones. therealnews.com

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| Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham ,and welcome to Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a single purpose: holding the politically powerful institution of policing accountable. And to do so, we don't just focus on the bad behavior of individuals. Instead, we examine the system that makes bad policing possible. And today we're going to achieve this goal by focusing on how the investigative work of cop watchers has been ignored and even blocked by the purveyors of copaganda, and what this disturbing pattern says about the efforts o…

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). U.S. hurts world politicizing pandemic. ecns.cn The U.S. administration under Joe Biden has been proclaiming "America is back". But judging by what it is saying and doing, it is simply back to doing what has now become its new normal.

Jean Wyllys — Julie Wark (2021-07-23). Brazil, Amazon, World: Part Two. counterpunch.org A pandemic that won't go away, floods in Western Europe, permafrost thawing with deadly methane burps, wildfires in Canada, starving manatees in Florida, murderous heatwaves, water and food shortages, 90% of primates severely endangered, and the latest report that the Amazon rain forest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs (so that rather

Helen Yaffe (2021-07-23). What's Really Going on in Cuba. counterpunch.org With mind-boggling hypocrisy, Joe Biden expressed his concern about the situation, and called on the Cuban government to listen to the people. But if Biden were actually concerned, and listening to the Cuban people, he would lift the sanctions. This was a demand I heard from every Cuban I spoke to at a rally of 200,000 in Havana on 17 July, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets around the island.

Coleen Rowley — Wyatt Miller (2021-07-23). It's Time to End the U.S. War on Syria, Not Restart It. counterpunch.org The Biden administration's ending of a 20 year war in Afghanistan is a good sign but its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria last month are a bad sign. These airstrikes highlight the US military's ongoing, but underreported, deployment to Syria. In May, the AP claimed President Biden would soon put a stop to a US

Staff (2021-07-23). Lockdown imposed on millions of children as Philippines battles soaring Covid cases. rt.com The Philippines government has issued a stay-at-home order for millions of children aged five to 17, just weeks after Manila lifted a ban on minors at public gatherings, as the country battles soaring Covid cases. | The measure was announced on Friday by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque as the "more infectious and deadly" Delta variant spreads throughout the country, sending case numbers soaring and putting hospitals under severe strain. | The stricter Covid regulations have been imposed on four provinces, as well as on the region surrounding the national capital, in an attempt to limit the further spread…

WSWS (2021-07-23). Rise in COVID-19 cases among children surge in major US hotspots. wsws.org As the majority of US K-12 districts push forward with a full reopening of schools, cases among children ages 0-17 have nearly doubled in recent weeks, and multiple states have reported a rise in hospitalizations and deaths among children.

Bill Sardi (2021-07-23). Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Micro-Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca Depending …

WSWS (2021-07-23). COVID-19 cases rise by 165 percent in California since lifting of restrictions in June. wsws.org Governor Gavin Newsom dissolved the color-coded tier system when all restrictions were relaxed June 15, but a number of the largest and most populous counties, including Los Angeles, would currently be in the most restrictive Purple tier were the system still in place.

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Black, Hispanic populations among hardest hit by COVID-19: UM study. ecns.cn Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the United States, particularly for Black and Hispanic people, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a study posted on the website of University of Michigan (UM) on Wednesday.

Daniel Warner (2021-07-23). Would Jean-Jacques Rousseau Get Vaccinated? counterpunch.org In the name of liberty and inherent individual rights, many people are refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Demonstrators demonize political leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron who have the audacity to impose obligatory vaccinations. Government interference in citizens' health choices is equated with fascism; anti-vax websites flourish, all prioritizing the right of the individual

John Perry (2021-07-23). Why U.S. Policy Toward Nicaragua Isn't Working. counterpunch.org After the U.S.-Russian summit in June, there was no apparent irony in President Biden's response to a question about electoral interference. "Let's get this straight," he said. "How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew

WSWS (2021-07-23). The struggle against the flood catastrophe in Germany requires a socialist programme. wsws.org The high number of deaths is the direct product of the criminal inaction by federal and state governments. Although they were warned ahead of time, they did nothing to alert the population and save lives.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-07-23). Biden Gives Pregnant, Nursing and Postpartum Mothers a Pass. counterpunch.org Here's a scrap of good news. ICE will no longer target migrant women who are pregnant, nursing or within the year postpartum. This new rule is, well, actually civilized, especially when you consider the barbarity of Trump's ICE policies, when migrant women giving birth in border detention centers risked having their newborns snatched from their

Staff (2021-07-23). Cape Verde Admits Alex Saab's Arrest Warrant was in Someone Else's Name (Kidnapping). orinocotribune.com A year after the arrest of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, Cape Verde's Attorney General (PGR), Luis Jose Landim, admitted that the warrant used to arrest him on June 12, 2020, was actually issued in somebody else's name. | In the counter-allegations presented before the Constitutional Court, the PGR requested a correction in these terms: "It was mentioned that there was an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol against the appellant, issued by the US judicial authorities in the file. The name on the order is the name of àÅlvaro Enrique Pulido-Vargas." | Later, the PGR stated that the documents…

Michael Welch (2021-07-23). The Assassination of Martin Luther King. Racism and the Growing Cancer Blighting U.S. Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca . | . "I …

WSWS (2021-07-23). The gyrations of Wall Street. wsws.org The Wall Street swings are the outcome of tidal wave-like movements of money, amounting to trillions of dollars, pumped into the financial system by the Fed since last March.

Erik Molvar (2021-07-23). Why Regenerative Farming Works and Regenerative Ranching Fails. counterpunch.org "Regenerative agriculture" is a trending concept these days. But what does it mean? The buzzword "regenerative" gets bandied about by all sorts of agricultural operations, lobby groups, and would-be thought leaders. However, with no agreed-upon definition, it's become the latest version of 'natural' or 'sustainable' — claimed by many, but achieved by few. The dominant

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-23). Operation Condor II: "The Right-Wing Coalitions in the Region Have Washington's Backing" libya360.wordpress.com Revista Zoom Revista zoom interviewed Stella Calloni, a specialist in international affairs who analyzed the current situation in the region. R.Z.—The region and the continent are going through a very particular moment. Specifically, we wanted to talk about Cuba, Bolivia and Haiti. We would like to talk about everything that is happening in these places,…

Fabiano Maisonnave (2021-07-23). Planned Brazil-Peru Highway Threatens One Of Earth's Most Biodiverse Places. globalresearch.ca

Edgar Kaskla (2021-07-23). The Risks of Where we are Today. counterpunch.org One of the main culprits behind the economic collapse of 2008 was the combined speculation into what are called Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and the use of Credit Default Swaps (CDSs) to reduce the risk of investment for those buying CDOs. Roughly, here's what went on. CDOs are really a form of gambling. When a

WSWS (2021-07-23). An urgent warning: NZ Labour government moves to seal Pike River mine. wsws.org The WSWS calls on readers to oppose the New Zealand Labour-led government's imminent move to seal Pike River mine before it has been properly investigated and before anyone has been charged over the 2010 disaster that killed 29 people.

Patrick Mazza (2021-07-23). The Oligarch's Mythology of Cowboy Individualism: Bezos in a 10-Gallon Hat. counterpunch.org By some strange synchronicity, I finished Heather Cox Richardson's magnificent work of historical revisionism, How the South Won the Civil War, on July 20, the day Jeff Bezos shot himself into space. The juxtaposition provided insights on Bezos' cowboy hat that I otherwise would not have had, how the myth of cowboy individualism was leveraged

WSWS (2021-07-23). Ukrainian interior minister with close ties to the far right resigns. wsws.org While Arsen Avakov may no longer be a member of the Ukrainian government, the outsized influence of the far right shows no signs of weakening in Ukraine.

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). Patent Monopolies, Corruption, and the New Alzheimer's Drug. counterpunch.org It seems that no one in policy circles believes that people respond to incentives. How else can we explain this lengthy piece in the New York Times on the process by which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) approved Adehelm, a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease. The piece details how the clinical trials designed to

Adam Rissien (2021-07-23). The Return of Logging Without Laws. counterpunch.org In 1995, Congress passed the now infamous "Salvage Rider," which effectively suspended environmental safeguards for three years allowing the U.S. Forest Service to ramp up industrial logging and road building across the American West, including in previously protected ancient, old-growth forests. The rider was an unprecedented power grab by the timber industry, giving the U.S.

WSWS (2021-07-23). US auto plant shutdowns spur unexpected rise in jobless claims. wsws.org Four states—Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky and Texas—accounted for the bulk of the jump in new claims for unemployment compensation.

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-23). Mobilising Against the Corporate Hijack of Agriculture and the UN Food Systems Summit. dissidentvoice.org The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), including a 'pre-summit', will take place in September 2021 in New York. The Italian government is hosting the pre-summit in Rome from 26—28 July. The UNFSS claims it aims to deliver the latest evidence-based, scientific approaches from around the world, launch a set of fresh commitments through coalitions of …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Family of woman killed by Arlington, Texas police in 2019 sue city, officer for wrongful death. wsws.org Former officer Ravinder Singh also faces a potential slap-on-the-wrist sentence with a two-year negligent homicide charge in the killing of Maggie Brooks during a welfare check.

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Comicomment: Please make a reply, Fort Detrick. ecns.cn The international community has every reason to ask Fort Detrick lab to answer questions concerned.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Is U.S-NATO Collaborating With Islamic State IS-Daesh In Afghanistan? Russia's Foreign Ministry. globalresearch.ca

Frank Joyce (2021-07-23). The Slogan No Justice, No Peace Gets It Backward. Peace is the Key to Justice. counterpunch.org Humans have developed many frames, or mental models, through which the world can be understood and possibly changed—for better or worse. Economics, race, gender, psychological, religious, cultural, ecological, various iterations of "science," and other tools of description, analysis and action have been developed and refined over long periods of time. Homo sapiens have a prolific

WSWS (2021-07-23). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Continuing pay strike by 60,000 Iranian contract oil workers as economy buckles under US sanctions; week six of mass demonstrations in Eswatini against poverty, for political reform; resident doctors on indefinite strike over lack of pay in Ekiti state, Nigeria; metalworkers' strikes and protests in Italy against layoffs and closures…

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-07-23). The Schnacke Affidavit: U.S. Admission of Offensive Germ Warfare Capability During the Korean War. counterpunch.org True crime devotees are familiar with the concept of the "cold case," which Oxford Languages defines as "an unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence." Allegations from China and North Korea that the U.S. used biological weaponry (BW) during the Korean War is an example of just such a cold

WSWS (2021-07-23). Tensions high in Volvo Trucks plant at end of first week back after strike. wsws.org Workers angered over the concessions imposed by the company and the UAW are refusing to volunteer for work over the scheduled maintenance shutdown that begins next week.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Baltimore Amazon worker describes "week of hell" during Prime Week 2021. wsws.org The event has been promoted as a quasi-"holiday" in which the public receives unbelievable offers from the supposedly magnanimous corporation, while company shareholders enjoy rising stock portfolios.

Rick Baum (2021-07-23). Does Roger Stone Read CounterPunch? counterpunch.org Yeah, that Roger Stone who might share your interest in CounterPunch by joining you right now in reading this article—see further below. Recall that during Trump's regime, Stone was indicted and found guilty by a jury on seven felony counts. As summarized by ABC reporters, Stone's crimes consisted of "five counts of lying to Congress,

WSWS (2021-07-23). Federal judge rules against autoworkers seeking compensation for Fiat Chrysler/Stellantis bribery of UAW. wsws.org Federal Judge Paul Borman ruled that 234 Stellantis autoworkers are not owed any compensation flowing from the payment by management of $3.5 million in bribes to UAW officials.

V'cenza Cirefice (2021-07-23). Campaigning against "Ecological Destruction": Women Keeping Ireland's Gold In The Ground. globalresearch.ca . The island …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Reject Unite's sellout deal at JDE: Form a rank-and-file committee to defeat fire and rehire! wsws.org Instead of appeals to such false friends as Labour and open Tory enemies, JDE strikers must turn decisively to their fellow workers in the UK and internationally.

Steve Early (2021-07-23). How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education. counterpunch.org Despite recent organizing gains among some contingent faculty members, the adjunctification of higher education has left hundreds of thousands of college and university teachers with low pay, spotty benefit coverage, and little job security. As former adjuncts Joe Berry and Helena Worthen report in their new book, Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Movement

Asad Ismi (2021-07-23). "Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind" globalresearch.ca . …

Robert Inlakesh (2021-07-23). Yemen's War Escalates As Claims Emerge Of US Troops Moving In. globalresearch.ca The war …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Global school reopenings pose massive threat to children. wsws.org Well aware of the dangers posed to unvaccinated children by the global surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, governments worldwide are nevertheless deepening their drive to fully open schools for the fall semester.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Labour Minister calls on striking delivery riders at Gorillas in Berlin to form corporatist works council. wsws.org The election of a works council would prevent future strikes and protest actions, functioning as the factory police in the interests of the employer to ensure peace and order.

Gaither Stewart (2021-07-23). The Italian Cinema and the Left: On Rediscovering Roberto Rossellini-Filmmaker. counterpunch.org Rome. The story of Roberto Rossellini is a very Italian story, not an European story, encompassing Italy in change from the Fascist period until 2009. It is a very Italian story because Italy, separated from the rest of Europe by the Alps, is, and perhaps always has been, something apart, still today considered by North

Ron Jacobs (2021-07-23). The Beast that Kills the Beauty. counterpunch.org The heat was intense. I stood on the side of some highway in Kansas. I was heading east. Behind me were uncountable acres of farmland covered in corn. The stalks were mostly above my head. In front of me were miles and miles of flat land covered in more corn. The farmer's son who had

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-07-23). The Big Lie and the Fear Campaign: The Delta Variant is "1,000 Times more Transmissible than the Original Virus" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). U.S. bombs four countries in 25 days. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Afghanistan Somalia Syria Iraq…

Honor the Earth (2021-07-23). Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line. indybay.org Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, was among the women arrested today defending the Shell River from the construction of Enbridge Line 3.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-23). Russian Reconciliation Center Claims Syrian Air Defense Intercepted All Missiles In Recent Israeli Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) intercepted and shot down all missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during the July 22 attack on Homs, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Rear Admiral Alexander Vadim Kulit, announced on July 23. | "Two Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched four guided missiles from Lebanese airspace at positions in the governorate of Homs between 1: 11 and 1: 19 am on July 22." Kulit said, adding that "all four missiles were destroyed by Buk-M2E syste…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-23). The TPLF Attack on Ethiopia Contains the Accumulated Evil of the War. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison The western nations that Ethiopia previously kow-towed to claim national government forces attacked Tigrayan troops first, when precisely the opposite occurred. "The US and its allies haven't even been able to get past the first step—UN Security Council censure—with regard to Syria, then Burundi, and now, Ethiopia." "War is essentially an evil thing….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Staff (2021-07-23). Another Falso Positivo: Colombia Says Alleged Attack Against Duque Planned in Venezuela (Colombia: Exporter of Violence). orinocotribune.com Colombian authorities claimed that rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), allegedly following orders from Venezuela, directed the attack against President Iván Duque reported on June 25 in Cúcuta, while he was traveling in a helicopter. | It is worth noting that the new accusation of Caracas by the Duque government arose after the Minister of Defense and the Prosecutor's Office revealed the conclusions of the investigation into the alleged attack on the helicopter, and an attack on Brigade 30 of the Colombian National Police, both reported on the same day in Cúcuta. | pic.twitter.com/cBMA4wW…

Jason Ditz (2021-07-23). Israel Hit Northern Lebanon Villages During Overnight Attack on Syria. news.antiwar.com Overnight, Israeli warplanes carried out an attack against Syria's al-Qusayr, and as is so often the case, they attacked Syria from Lebanese airspace. Beyond that, Israel appears to have hit several villages in northern Lebanon as well, with locals reporting blasts in several areas during the night. One of the biggest hit the village of Lehfed, creating a 15 meter crater. | The locals in Lehfed reported it was lucky that the rocket hit the rocks, notin…

Staff (2021-07-23). "COVID Games" Begin in a Fearful Japan as Olympic Committee Prioritizes "Profits Over All Else" democracynow.org As the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee pushed forward during a pandemic despite widespread opposition in Japan, we speak with a protester outside the Olympic stadium and former Olympic athlete Jules Boykoff. "The people have been frustrated actually ever since the awarding of the Olympics in 2013," says Satoko Itani, associate professor of sports, gender and sexuality at Kansai University. "The vast majority of Japanese people don't want these games." Boykoff argues the "saga in Tokyo has exposed an International Olympic Committee that openly disrespects the will of locals…

_____ (2021-07-23). Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration's First Drone Strike in Somalia. commondreams.org "Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the cost to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production to meet global demand."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

Amir Mohsenpour, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sven Rohleder, Jan Stratil, Diogo Costa (2021-07-23). SARS-Cov-2 prevalence, transmission, health-related outcomes and control strategies in homeless shelters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com 32% of PEH and 15% staff are infected during outbreaks of SARS-Cov-2 in homeless shelters. Most studies were conducted in the USA. No studies were found quantifying health-related outcomes of NPI. Overview and evaluation of IPC strategies for PEH, a better understanding of disease transmission, and reliable data on PEH within Covid-19 notification systems are needed. Qualitative studies may serve to voice PEH and shelter staff experiences, and guide future evaluations and IPC strategies.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-23). Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia. zcomm.org Australia's very conservative Liberal Party supports the elite and fails the rest…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

_____ (2021-07-23). Economists Worry Covid-19 May End Standardized Testing Altogether. commondreams.org

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-23). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-07-23). How Long Can the Official Covid Narrative Last? globalresearch.ca . In …

Adam Hampshire, William Trender, Samuel R Chamberlain, Amy E. Jolly, Jon E. Grant, Fiona Patrick, Ndaba Mazibuko, Steve CR Williams, Joseph M Barnby, Peter Hellyer, Mitul A Mehta (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19. thelancet.com Interpretation. These results accord with reports of 'Long Covid' cognitive symptoms that persist into the early-chronic phase. They should act as a clarion call for further research with longitudinal and neuroimaging cohorts to plot recovery trajectories and identify the biological basis of cognitive deficits in SARS-COV-2 survivors.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-23). Urgent Plea by Doctors to India's PM: Halt Roll-Out of COVID-19 Vaccines Now. dissidentvoice.org Indian Doctors for Truth (IDT) have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the importance of an urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against COVID-19. Twenty doctors have signed the letter and highlight numerous scientific data about immunity achieved by the Indian population among both adults and children in light of the …

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-23). CDC 'Corrects' Number Of Reported Deaths After COVID Vaccines By Dumping Foreign Reports. globalresearch.ca A sudden …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

Staff (2021-07-23). Headlines for July 23, 2021. democracynow.org Tokyo Olympics Kick Off Amid COVID Surge, Protests; Italy Unveils New Pass for Vaccinated People, Missouri Hospital Worker Warns COVID Surge Will Get Worse; 20% of L.A.'s Cases Are Vaccinated People | , U.S. Imposes New Cuba Sanctions as 400+ Noted Activists, Political Figures Call for End to Embargo, Rep. Hank Johnson, Prominent Black Voting Rights Advocates Arrested at Pro-Democracy Demonstration, Indian Farmworkers Renew Protests Against Neoliberal Agricultural Reforms, South Africa Updates Death Toll from Unrest to at Least 337 People, 20 Refugees Likely Dead After Mediterranean Shipwreck, U.S. Launches Airst…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-23). Current Political-Economic Crisis In Lebanon Could Escalate Into New Conflict. southfront.org Illustrative ImageHezbollah remains the most powerful militia, with great social penetration. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | Last week, Sa'ad Hariri quit as Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate after a meeting with President Michel Aoun. The former was designated in October 2020 to assemble a new government. Many people hoped that after 10 months of negotiations a compromise would be reached to form a new government. After all, it's been almost a year sinc…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Taliban Demand President Ashraf Ghani's Resignation, As Reports Surface Of Beheaded Translator For U.S. Army. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 22nd, the Taliban reportedly said that it was necessary for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to resign. | This is a prerequisite peace in Afghanistan and a ceasefire. To achieve it, a new government needs to be formed, without Ghani, according to a report by the AP. | Suheil Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar, told the agency that the Taliban "do not believe in a monopoly of power" because previous Afghan governments that sought to do so were not "succes…

Amy Wilentz (2021-07-23). The Best Haitians Can Expect From New President Ariel Henry. thenation.com The Best Haitians Can Expect From New President Ariel Henry…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

Staff (2021-07-23). Biden "Deja vivir a Cuba", claman más de 400 personalidades de EE.UU y el mundo. cubadebate.cu Más de 400 exjefes de Estado, políticos, intelectuales, científicos, clérigos, artistas, músicos, líderes y activistas de todo el mundo pidieron a Joe Biden, presidente de Estados Unidos, que levante de inmediato las sanciones contra Cuba. En carta pública, los firmantes expresan ´que no hay razón para mantener la política de la Guerra fría que requirió que Estados Unidos tratara a Cuba como un enemigo existencial en lugar de un vecino."

teleSUR, JGN (2021-07-23). El Salvador ordena arresto de expresidente Sánchez Cerén. telesurtv.net La FGR indicó que pedirá a la Policía Internacional (Interpol) que gire una alerta roja, a fin de arrestar a Sánchez Cerén (2014-2019).

Juraima Almeida (2021-07-23). Brasil, democracia amenazada con un Bolsonaro abanderado de la derecha mundial. globalizacion.ca En dos años y siete meses de gobierno, el presidente Jair Bolsonaro ha roto los pactos sociales de Brasil y, siguiendo el guión de la ultraderecha de otros países y con el respaldo de los militares, amenaza el legado político…

Editor2 (2021-07-23). Colombia: Selective Murders, Sexual Torture and Disappearances—the Horrors under the Duque Government. orinocotribune.com By Danilo Albín — Jul 20, 2021 | A report prepared by representatives of social organizations and human rights activists from 13 countries warns about the serious repression unleashed in Colombia, while calling for an urgent halt to the sale of European weapons to the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. | The savage repression against demonstrators on Colombian soil already has international witnesses. After carrying out an on-site verification, 41 representatives of social and human rights organizations from 13 countries have just launched a report in which they warn about the serious violations…

Staff (2021-07-23). Rev. Liz Theoharis of Poor People's Campaign Arrested in Protest over Voting Rights & Infrastructure. democracynow.org Nearly 100 women from around the United States were arrested outside the Supreme Court as they marked the 173rd anniversary of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls with a protest calling for voting rights and economic justice. We speak with Reverend Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and one of those who was arrested. She says Congress needs to scrap the filibuster, pass voting rights legislation and pass a "bold infrastructure bill" that addresses economic inequality, as well as the climate. She also discusses the work of her father, historian Athan Theoharis, who recently died…

_____ (2021-07-23). 150 Voting Rights Groups Warn Biden Against Attempting to 'Out-Organize Voter Suppression'. commondreams.org "We have been talking about climate change and it is happening," said one of the country's top environmental officials.

Titlecongress Should Ensure a Better Medicare (2021-07-23). Congress Should Ensure a Better Medicare. commondreams.org "Every American deserves and should be able to rely on a baseline level of voting access… Only passage of both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can make this aspiration a reality."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

Michelle Merrill (2021-07-23). Local Organizing to Stop Line 3. indybay.org Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We're trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-23). Tuesday 8/10: Know Your Rights: Employment Rights For People With Conviction Histories. indybay.org Online workshop / webinar…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-07-23). Wednesday 7/21: Haiti in Crisis: Teach-in w/ Human Rights Activists Pierre Labossiere & Seth Donnelly. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

_____ (2021-07-23). In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak. commondreams.org Human-induced climate change has gotten so bad that our only hope isn't to reverse it, but to simply save what we can.

Staff (2021-07-23). Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests. democracynow.org Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River, which the partially completed pipeline is set to cross in five places. On Monday, authorities arrested Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and at least six others. She was just released from jail yesterday and joins us after three nights in jail. LaDuke describes how the Canadian multinational corporation Enbridge, which is building the pipeline, has funded more than 40 police squads from around the state to crack down on protests, saying, "It is a…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-23). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? indybay.org Democratic Party power brokers…

teleSUR, him, MER (2021-07-23). Gobierno venezolano logra hito de 3.600.000 viviendas otorgadas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades venezolanas tienen como objetivo construir 5 millones de viviendas para el 2025.

Paul Street (2021-07-23). Have You Heard That Trumpism is "Becoming Fascist"? counterpunch.org Have you heard that Lebron James is becoming a basketball player? Did you know that Maury Povich is becoming an ass? That the United States is becoming an imperialist nation? That Joe Biden is getting old? That the Democrats are becoming a capitalist, imperialist, and corporate-backed party? That the Chicago White Sox are becoming a

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-23). Progress or War: On Islamophobia and Europe's Demographic Shifts. counterpunch.org Europe's identity crisis is not confined to the ceaseless squabbles by Europeans over the EU, Brexit or football. It goes much deeper, reaching sensitive and dangerous territory, including that of culture and religion. Once more, Muslims stand at the heart of the continent's identity debate. Of course, anti-Muslim sentiments are rarely framed to appear anti-Muslim.

Nozomi Hayase (2021-07-23). Redeem American Ideals: US Government Must End the Political Prosecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org On July 3, 2020, Julian Assange will turn 50 years old, spending his third birthday behind bars. The WikiLeaks publisher has been held without any formal charges alongside criminals and terrorists inside London's high-security prison for exposing the US government's war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. On January 4, 2021, the British Judge Vanessa Baraitster

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Explosion In Gaza City Leaves 1 Dead, 10 Injured (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 22nd, one person was killed and 10 others were injured after an alleged weapons storage belonging to Palestinian Islamic Jihad somehow exploded at the Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City. | Initially, the cause and nature of the incident were unknown. | Issam al-Dalees, the head of government public works, urged government agencies to publish the findings of the investigation as soon as possible to prevent its recurrence, as well as "deal swiftly" with the effect of the explosion."W…

Neve Gordon (2021-07-23). Why Did Netanyahu Vote Against a Racist Law He Wholly Embraces? counterpunch.org On July 6, the Israeli Knesset failed to renew the Citizenship and Entry Law that prohibits family unification among Palestinians. This is good news. But the suspension of the law was accomplished for all of the wrong reasons. Racist to the core, this apartheid law not only bars Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza

Upinder Kaur, Bisweswar Ojha, Bhairav Kumar Pathak, Anup Singh, Kiran R Giri, Amit Singh, Agniva Das, Anamika Misra, Ashish Kumar Yadav, Sangeeta Kansal, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] A prospective observational safety study on ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 corona virus vaccine (recombinant) use in healthcare workers- first results from India. thelancet.com COVISHIELD carries an overall favourable safety profile with AEFI rates much less than reported for other adenoviral vaccines. Females, those with hypertension, individuals with history of allergy and hypothyroidism may need watchful vaccine administration. This being an interim analysis and based on healthcare workers who may not reflect the general population demographics, larger inclusive studies are warranted for confirming the findings.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-07-23). Roaming Charges: Bedtime for Bezos. counterpunch.org There can be no doubt that Ham, the first chimpanzee in space, would have made a more evocative and intelligent description of his suborbital flight than the vapid mutterings of Bezos, who didn't even have the sense to hire a professional peddler of pomp, like Jon Meacham, to script a few uplifting lines.

_____ (2021-07-23). This Is What Happens to Child Migrants Found Alone at the US Border. commondreams.org However, test scores are effectively useless.

The Associated Press (2021-07-23). Texas Begins Jailing Migrants on Trespassing Charges. latinorebels.com AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is beginning to arrest migrants on trespassing charges along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's actions that he says are needed to slow the number of border crossings, jailing at least 10 people so far with more on the way, authorities said Thursday.

Laura Flanders (2021-07-23). Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke. thenation.com Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke…

_____ (2021-07-23). 'A Day of Shame': Australia Lobbying Thwarts Push to List Great Barrier Reef as Endangered. commondreams.org A low out-of-pocket cap in Medicare would save lives and help millions of lower and middle-income people with Medicare who are skipping needed care.

Staff (2021-07-23). 23 July and 30 July, Online Events: Educational Events on Anti-Zionism and Settler Colonialism in Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 23 July 2: 00 Pacific time (5 pm Eastern time) Register on Zoom: zoom.us/j/98484693291?pwd=am5BMmtVK1F6b09jTVNzdUJCSEM1Zz09 Anti-Semitism — What it Is and Isn't, Understanding the Difference between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism Friday, 30 July 2: 00 Pacific time (5 pm Eastern time) Register on Zoom: sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ikcuqqrj4pH9MH74_emp6ddMP5vb52T03y Settler Colonialism in Palestine: History and Investigation of Colonial Aggression. More info: www.facebook.com/RISE.SFU/posts/2975027269481431 These events have been organized by supporters of IJV — Youth Bloc,…

John Feffer (2021-07-23). Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job); ;We'd Better Control Machines Before They Control Us. juancole.com By John Feffer | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-23). Protests In Greater Idlib Around Turkish Military Posts (Videos). southfront.org A Turkish army tank stationed near the Syrian border, in Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo) | On July 22, angry locals gathered around a number of Turkish military posts in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib to protest against what they called "ceasefire violations" by Syrian government forces. | The protesters, numbered in the hundreds, burned dozens of tires on the gates of Turkish posts and chanted against the ceasefire that was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5 of last year. | In the last…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). Russia Prepares For Its Main Naval Day Parade (Photos, Maps, Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the eve of the Day of the Russian Navy, which is traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July [July 25, 2021], a new multimedia section dedicated to the upcoming fifth Main Naval Parade has been opened on the website of the Russian Defence Ministry."The main naval parade will be held in St. Petersburg on the Navy Day on July 25 in the year of the 325th anniversary of the Russian Fleet. Naval parades will also be held in Severomorsk, Baltiysk, Sevastopol, Kaspiysk, Vladivosto…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-23). The UK Has Only One Available Type 45 Destroyer In Its Fleet: The HMS Defender. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The UK's Royal Navy has 6 Type 45 destroyers in its fleet. | Currently, out of them 5 are unavailable for deployment. The only one left is the HMS Defender, which recently was the subject of warning shots in the Black Sea. | Four of the Type 45s currently unavailable are in various stages of maintenance or upgrade. The remaining warship out of action, HMS Diamond, ran into technical problems earlier in July, while escorting the HMS Queen Elizabeth's carrier strike group on…

Richard D. Wolff (2021-07-23). The United States Underestimates China's Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril. zcomm.org Ratcheting up demonizations of China seems a poor and likely counterproductive response…

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). The Drug Companies Are Killing People. zcomm.org It is essential to do everything possible to accelerate the distribution of vaccines. It is long past time that we started taking the pandemic seriously…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

MILPA Collective (2021-07-23). Domestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World. indybay.org Watsonville, CA – Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

G.M. Tamas, David Graeber (2021-07-23). The mystery of 'populism' and The anarchism stereotype. indybay.org Under normal circumstances, people are as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and that they can organize themselves and their communities without being told how.

Labor Viideo Project (2021-07-23). Oakland Maritime Workers Protest Sale of Howard Terminal To Billionaire A's Owner Fisher. indybay.org Maritime workers from ILWU Local 10, SUP and MMP spoke out at Oakland City Hall to protest the sale of Howard Terminal to A's GAP billionaire owner John Fisher. The rally took place before the vote on July 20, 2021…

teleSUR, MER (2021-07-23). FMLN denuncia detención de varios exfuncionarios en El Salvador. telesurtv.net Los miembros del FMLN exigen justicia y la liberación de los detenidos, así como la realización de los procesos correspondientes.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Georgian military bases to have NATO-standard infrastructure. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defence minister: military bases soon to have NATO-standard infrastructure Georgian Defence Forces bases across the country will soon enjoy NATO-standard infrastructure, minister Juansher Burchuladze announced on Thursday in his presentation of the ministry's 10-year action plan. ==== See also: U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia Video: Georgian paratroopers trained …

WSWS (2021-07-23). Significant response to Sri Lankan meeting demanding release of jailed poet Ahnaf Jazeem. wsws.org The 26-year-old poet from Sri Lanka's Muslim minority has been arbitrarily detained for more than a year without any formal charges under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Maya McCoy (2021-07-23). Physicians Have Duty to Confront Exploitative Industry That Employs Them. zcomm.org Ultimately, it is crucial for the care of patients and the movement toward health justice that physicians align as workers and witnesses…

Peter Kornbluh, William M. LeoGrande (2021-07-23). Now Is the Time for Biden to Restaff the Havana Embassy. thenation.com Now Is the Time for Biden to Restaff the Havana Embassy…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

Alex Henderson (2021-07-23). The GOP now resembles the parties of 'autocratic regimes'. zcomm.org The "leader principle," according to Paul Krugman, is very much at work when Republicans go to ridiculous, absurd extremes to show their loyalty to Trump…

Human Agenda (2021-07-23). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-07-23). Pegasus: Espionaje y lavado de dinero, doble agravio neoliberal a los mexicanos. globalizacion.ca Para desarrollar el software de espionaje Pegasus, comprado por el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto a la firma israelí NSO por 32 millones de dólares, se desarrolló en México una red de transferencias financieras a través de empresas fachadas, que…

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-23). Saturday 8/7: 17th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA…

Barbara Smith (2021-07-23). The 'Creative Chaos' of Gloria Richardson (1922—2021). thenation.com The 'Creative Chaos' of Gloria Richardson (1922—2021)…

_____ (2021-07-23). 'A Huge Outrage': Senate Panel Approves $25 Billion Pentagon Budget Increase. commondreams.org "This has always been the anti-choice movement's agenda behind closed doors—now they're operating in plain sight."

Titlethe Climate Crisis Has Gone Critical (2021-07-23). The Climate Crisis Has Gone Critical. commondreams.org Legally, the U.S. is obligated to care for these children from the moment they arrive until they turn 18, according to carefully defined procedures.

Guillaume Long (2021-07-23). The OAS's Favorite Electoral Authority in Bolivia Just Slammed the OAS for Causing "Havoc" After the 2019 Elections. orinocotribune.com By Guillaume Long and Alexander Main — Jul 20, 2021 | New statements about Bolivia's 2019 elections, from an electoral authority who has previously been widely cited by proponents of an electoral fraud narrative, are reigniting calls for an investigation into the role that the Organization of American States (OAS) played in delegitimizing those elections and helping to pave the way for the November 2019 coup d'etat. | Antonio Costas Sitic is an expert in electoral matters, with a training in electronic systems engineering, who served twice in leadership roles in Bolivia's top electoral body. In 2009, he was…

WSWS Repost (2021-07-23). Six months of the Biden administration—A balance sheet. indybay.org The policies of the Biden administration have entirely failed to resolve the social crisis in America and they cannot, because they are based on the framework of American capitalism.

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-23). Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5T Reconciliation Bill. zcomm.org Over the past months, Sanders has been exercising a much stronger influence over the White House and Washington at large than he previously has…

Angela (2021-07-23). Saturday 7/24: Virtual screening of the film "The Tower" indybay.org

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-23). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-23). Navajo Family Desperate in Search for Missing Ella Mae Begay. indybay.org Ella Mae Begay, 62, Navajo, has been missing for over a month from her home in Sweetwater on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area. Her family is walking, desperate for information about her disappearance.

Mario Murillo (2021-07-23). Colombia Erupts in Protest Again. zcomm.org Interview on anti-government protests in several cities on the country's Independence Day…

Women's March (2021-07-23). Monday 8/2: Virtual ERA Rally & Press Conference w/ Dolores Huerta (Women's March). indybay.org Virtual event…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-07-23). Tuesday 8/3: Welcome & Info Meeting for Folks New to CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Zoom meeting…

Chelsea Szendi Schieder (2021-07-23). Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics. thenation.com Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

sputniknews (2021-07-23). US Reports 1st Cases of Pan-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The first-ever cases of a potentially deadly fungus resistant to all drugs, called Candida Auris, have been reported in care facilities in Texas and Washington, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-07-23). Beijing Accuses London of 'Flexing Muscles at China' Amid UK Plans to Send Warships to Indo-Pacific. sputniknews.com In March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the country's new foreign policy review, which, among other things, obliges London to "better understand and respond to the systemic challenge that China poses".

sputniknews (2021-07-23). West Trying to Create Instability Belt Around Russia, Foreign Minister Lavrov Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The West is trying to form a belt of instability around Russia, using Belarus and Moldova in particular, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-23). Stop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein. indybay.org Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars.

Staff (2021-07-23). WSJ: US combat forces to withdraw from Iraq by yearend. en.mehrnews.com According to the Wall Street Journal, Iraq and the US will soon agree on the withdrawal of US combat forces from the west Asian country.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-23). Wednesday 7/21: Pulling Back from the Brink: ReBuilding and Securing U.S. Democracy. indybay.org Online webinar…

John Nichols (2021-07-23). Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression. thenation.com Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Making global militarism glamorous: PR firm wins new contract with NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com PR firm wins new contract with NATO Agenda Global, an international public relations firm headquartered in Albuquerque and Washington, announced Thursday it had won its second consecutive five-year contract with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The firm said in a statement that it has worked on numerous campaigns with NATO since 2011, including the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-07-23). "I Do Not Know What is in Your Vaccine": Dr. Gary G. Kohls. globalresearch.ca I do …

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-07-23). Friday 7/23: Strategy Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org Behind the County Building (701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz)…

testimony from Renotta Young (2021-07-23). 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Example for the State of California. indybay.org The Buffalo Soldiers must be celebrated and their history told. They had a central role in helping to protect, build, and preserve America's national parks. 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Union Square – establishing Monthly Buffalos Soldiers Day along the California Buffalo Soldiers Trail…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-23). Wednesday 8/4: Immigration Nation: Understanding and Addressing the Weaponization of Immigration in U.S. indybay.org Online / webinar…

_____ (2021-07-23). Revealing 'Extreme and Regressive Strategy,' Mississippi Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe. commondreams.org Greenpeace Australia called Friday's World Heritage Committee vote "a victory for one of the most cynical lobbying efforts in recent history."

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-07-23). Pedro Castillo y su histórica victoria. globalizacion.ca La llegada a la presidencia de Perú de Pedro Castillo es una gran victoria política de las fuerzas de izquierda, populares y progresistas agrupadas en torno a su candidatura. Llamada sin duda a tener una sensible repercusión, no sólo en…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-07-23). Cuba repudia declaraciones de EE.UU. sobre asuntos internos. telesurtv.net El canciller Bruno Rodríguez alertó sobre la preparación de una flotilla estadounidense con miras a la isla caribeña.

_____ (2021-07-23). Landslides in India Kill 100+ as Monsoon Rains Pummel Nation. commondreams.org "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public that it keeps us safe… I began to speak out, believing my participation in the drone program to have been deeply wrong."

WSWS (2021-07-23). British Gas engineers denounce GMB union for claiming "victory" after 500 lose their jobs. wsws.org "What an absolute disgrace of a Union… Pretty sure over 70% of members voted for further industrial action, while you entered talks against the result of that ballot, to get the same deal that had already been rejected by members."

Toward increasing Networking (2021-07-23). Online events w) Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20), featuring people such as Sarah Jaffe, Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

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2021-07-22: News Headlines

Martha Grevatt (2021-07-22). Volvo Mack Truck strike ends. workers.org Striking Volvo Mack Truck workers, Dublin, Va. Members of United Auto Workers Local 2069 are returning to work after striking Volvo Mack Truck on-and-off since April 17. The 2,900 workers in the small town of Dublin, Va., had voted to reject three unacceptable contracts, twice with 90% voting no and . . . |

The Conversation (2021-07-22). Coral reef scientists raise alarm as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans. juancole.com By Sam Purkis | ( The Conversation) — The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-22). PRO Act drive revs up as faith groups back legislation. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Organized labor's intensive drive to lobby senators, from supportive Democrats to resistant Republicans, to pass the Protect The Right To Organize (PRO) Act, revved up the week of July 17-24. It featured rallies, phone banks and sometimes virtual events in cities ranging from Orlando, Fla., to Fairbanks, Alaska. And the workers picked up notable backing …

Gilbert Doctorow (2021-07-22). Mikhail Bulgakov, "Master and Margarita" and the anti-Russian hysteria in the United States. mronline.org You cannot argue with mass hypnosis. You can keep a diary, write a chronicle that reveals the falseness of the spirit of the age to hopefully enlighten future readers, because, as we hear in another of the main points of Bulgakov's novel Master and Margarita, "manuscripts do not burn." That is what I do….

Christian Noakes (2021-07-22). Victory for Perú Libre and Mariáteguismo. workers.org For more than a month, Keiko Fujimori and others in Peru's right-wing opposition attempted to overturn the results of the June 6 presidential election that gave Perú Libre party's candidate Pedro Castillo a narrow lead over Fujimori. On July 19, the National Jury of Elections upheld the results, officially declaring . . . |

Blake Skylar (2021-07-22). German politicians fear global warming floods may hurt them. peoplesworld.org

Editor (2021-07-22). How labor can win at the bargaining table. mronline.org A new report from Berkeley is a rare piece of good news for American labor—and a bracing reminder of what real organizing looks like.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-22). Again, GOP puts party before progress, blocking infrastructure bills. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Once again—or maybe as usual—the right-wing Republicans are putting party before progress, blocking two needed infrastructure bills. One would repair and upgrade "hard" infrastructure such as bridges and subways. The other would upgrade human infrastructure such as expanding child care, extending paid family and medical leave, and battling global warming. The latest GOP roadblock was …

The Socialist Program (2021-07-22). China's Foreign Policy Part 6, 1995-2001: Hong Kong Returns to China and China Joins the WTO. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Today's episode is the sixth in a multi-part series that takes an in-depth look at the history …

Staff (2021-07-22). What's really behind the EU's latest effort to regulate cryptocurrencies? RT's Boom Bust wants to know. rt.com The EU has proposed legislation forcing service providers to report cryptocurrency transactions of $1,000 or more. While officials claim the new regulations target illegal activities, the real reason behind them may be taxation. | Crypto analyst Christy Ai tells Boom Bust who's being targeted by these latest proposals. | For more stories on economy & finance visit

Juan Cole (2021-07-22). Under Pressure from Biden, Japan pledges to double target for Renewables in energy mix by 2030, to 38%, and to Slash Emissions. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The importance of having a U.S. leader like Joe Biden, who has come to believe in the necessity of drastically cutting the emission of greenhouse gases, was demonstrated Wednesday when Japan announced that it was doubling its proposed cuts to carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. This according to Reuters. Japan …

WSWS (2021-07-22). The criminal responsibility of Chilean State for COVID-related crisis. wsws.org It is this policy of sustained socioeconomic shock therapy, adhered to by the right, the fake left and the unions that laid the groundwork for today's incalculable loss of life.

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-22). Impacts of the Covid-19 Lockdown on World Trade: Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse than Imagined. globalresearch.ca

Joshua Kendrick Taylor (2021-07-22). Community rallies for two killed in Racine, Wisconsin, jail. liberationnews.org On July 18, activists rallied in front of the jail and courthouse in Racine County, Wisconsin, to demand justice for Malcolm James and Ronquale Ditello-Scott, as well as advocate for the necessity of the abolition of the deadly U.S. prison system.

Waleed Ahmad (2021-07-22). Executive order on private prisons a step forward but not enough. peoplesworld.org Shane Bauer, writing for Mother Jones, gives us a glimpse into the grotesque conditions at the Winnfield private prison in Ohio: "At 6: 30 in the morning, the air is so saturated with pepper spray that tears stream down my face. The key officer is doing paperwork in a gas mask. A man screams and flails …

Dennis Broe (2021-07-22). Cannes and COVID go together like a horse and carriage. peoplesworld.org CANNES, France — Another Cannes Film Festival is in the books and this one, which Variety labeled "Red Carpet Done Right" and The Hollywood Reporter hoped would "kick off a global comeback" for the film industry in a return to a "New Normal," instead was beset with all the contemporary contradictions as the global crisis …

Victor Grossman (2021-07-22). Exultant warrior, Esther Bejarano presente! peoplesworld.org BERLIN—She was all of 96 years, yet Esther Bejarano's death hits hard, leaving a painful gap in Germany's anti-fascist scene. Until the final weeks of her long life she was a fighter, speaking, singing and passing the good word along — especially to young people. Her life almost ended horribly when she was herself young, …

James O'Neill (2021-07-22). The United States-Led Propaganda Attack on China Will Prove to Have a Limited Shelf Life. dissidentvoice.org A story much favoured in western media has been about China's alleged genocide of its Uyghur population. The origins of the story are unclear, although it has often been attributed to the work of the Newton Institute for Strategic Policy and to a German propagandist who works for a markedly anti-Chinese organisation based in the …

Editor (2021-07-22). Cuba: hell, purgatory and paradise. mronline.org The United States was never satisfied with having lost the Cuba subjected to its ambitions. Therefore, shortly after the victory of the guerrillas of the Sierra Maestra, they tried to invade the island with mercenary troops. They were defeated in April 1961. The following year, President Kennedy decreed the blockade of Cuba, which continues to this day.

Editor (2021-07-22). Mending the metabolic rift: Marxism, nature and society. mronline.org Karl Marx's analysis of capitalism provides the key to understanding the environmental catastrophe we're witnessing, and to gaining a clearer picture of what's needed to repair our damaged relationship with the Earth.

Answer Coalition (2021-07-22). Actions nationwide to demand: U.S. hands off Cuba! answercoalition.org Solidarity actions against the U.S. blockade and regime change push: | , Find an event near you!: | Photo: Cubans in Havana rally on July 17 to demand an end to U.S. aggression against the country. Credit — Marcos Díaz, Dominio Cuba | As the United States continues its push to overthrow the Cuban government and bring the island back under their control, it is more important than ever to show solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and demand an end to the U.S. blockade of the country. The blockade is aimed at making life unbearable for the people, cutting off access to food, medicine, fuel and ma…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-22). The re-birth of the left in the post-socialist Balkans. roarmag.org Protest against the austerity measures in Maribor, Slovenija — 9 March 2013. Photo: Uro≈° Abram. | On the morning of 15 April 2009, students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb interrupted classes to declare a blockade of the premises. What began as just another student strike against the rampant commercialization of higher education would become the day the left was born — or rather re-born — in…

Staff (2021-07-22). China refuses to participate in 2nd phase of WHO's Covid origins probe, says research into lab leak theory goes against 'science'. rt.com Beijing has put the brakes on its involvement in the World Health Organization's (WHO) investigation into the origins of Covid-19, citing its disapproval of any inquiries into the possibility that the virus came from a lab. | The Chinese government will not take part in a second phase of the WHO's probe into what caused the pandemic, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of China's National Health Commission, said on Thursday. | The senior health official said at a press conference in Beijing that he was "surprised" to see research into the lab leak theory — which was initially dismissed by the WHO as highly unlikely &…

Joe Piette (2021-07-22). Philly activists demand: 'Stop the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline!'. workers.org Members and friends of Philly Water Protectors, an environmental justice group, gathered July 16 outside a TD Bank in Philadelphia's Center City. TD Bank loaned Enbridge $10.8 billion for a pipeline project that threatens 200 bodies of water, including the Mississippi River's headwaters, and imperils Indigenous sites, waters and lands. . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). China calls for tracing COVID-19 origin in multiple countries, regions. ecns.cn China hopes that the World Health Organization will genuinely treat the COVID-19 origin-tracing work as a scientific issue, get rid of political interference, and actively and prudently promote the tracing work to be carried out continuously in multiple countries and regions around the globe, said a senior official of the National Health Commission on Friday.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Australian COVID crisis expanding with more than half the population under lockdown. wsws.org Sydney recorded its highest daily infections since an outbreak began mid-last month, amid increasing signs that contact tracing is breaking down.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Study finds close to 185,000 unrecognized COVID-related deaths in the United States. wsws.org Combined with reported deaths, this latest estimate pushes the COVID-19 death toll to more than 760,000 in the US by the end of May 2021.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-22). Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia. counterpunch.org Recently, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison who is commonly known as "Scotty from Marketing" — in short: Scomo — said, his Covid-19 "exit strategy depends largely on vaccination rates". This if fine propaganda. Yet it does not match reality. Perhaps it does not have to. Still, PR works brilliantly. Here is public relations expert Scomo's

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Tunisian health minister fired amid surge in COVID-19 cases. peoplesdispatch.org The country reported multiple vaccination centers witnessing stampedes after the health ministry opened them up for vaccinations for all above the age of 18 on the occasion of Eid al-Adha…

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Claims against Wuhan lab based on thin air, researcher says. ecns.cn Staff members at the Wuhan Institute of Virology never engineered or leaked the novel coronavirus, and none of them ever contracted COVID-19 virus, a researcher from the institute said on Thursday.

A.J. Langguth (2021-07-22). Video. Planet Lockdown. The Most Devastating Crisis In Modern History: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Early in the Covid-19 pandemic Michel Chossudovsky recognized how this was being deliberately engineered to be The Most Devastating Crisis in Human History. | Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and …

Fight Back (2021-07-22). COVID-19 cuts US lifespan the most since World War II. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, July 20 the National Center for Health Statistics released their provisional report on lifespans in 2020. The report found that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, lowered the lifespan by one and half years in 2020. This is the worst drop since World War II. Lifespans have generally increased over time, but this sets the trend back almost 20 years to 2003. | | The report also documented the impact of national oppression in the United States. Chicanos and Latinos had the greatest lifespan drop of three years, followed closely by Afri…

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). China rejects 'compromised' WHO plan for study of virus origin. ecns.cn China cannot accept the current plan for a second phase investigation into the origin of the COVID-19 virus proposed by the World Health Organization, as the plan has been compromised by political manipulation and disrespect of scientific facts, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, said at a news conference on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). No bat coronavirus in 2012 Yunnan mine workers. ecns.cn No bat coronavirus was found in the serum samples of those who fell ill while working in a mine in Mojiang county, Yunnan province, in 2012, so their cases aren't related to the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese virologist said on Thursday.

Rui Kaneya (2021-07-22). Another blow to working people during the pandemic: States snatching back tax refunds. nationofchange.org During the pandemic, states are continuing to deduct money from tax refunds to collect delinquent debts, burdening those who have suffered the most from the COVID-19 recession.

Dr. Gary Null (2021-07-22). Sanitized Propaganda: The Fortress of Lies to Censor Truths about Covid-19. globalresearch.ca We continue to make efforts to remind people who are most concerned about the life and death issues regarding the SARS-2 pandemic that the ruling establishment keenly knows the average person's weaknesses and the means to capitalize on those weaknesses …

WSWS (2021-07-22). Pandemic slashed US life expectancy by 1.5 years in 2020. wsws.org The drastic fall reflects the accelerating decay of American society under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been allowed to run rampant under a bipartisan "herd immunity" policy.

WSWS (2021-07-22). The criminal responsibility of the Chilean state for the COVID-related crisis. wsws.org It is this policy of sustained socioeconomic shock therapy, adhered to by the right, the fake left and the unions that laid the groundwork for today's incalculable loss of life.

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Taliban Control Half of Afghanistan, US General Acknowledges. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that Afghan Taliban militants now control about half of the war-torn country's 419 district centers. | RELATED: | "Strategic momentum appears to be sort of with the Taliban," Milley said, adding that "there's a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover, or the possibility of any number of other scenarios. I don't think the end game is yet written."

Moderator (2021-07-22). The Worst Countries for Women (Afghanistan Isn't on the List). scheerpost.com Marius Arnesen / CC 2.0] By Ted Rall Concern-trolling over the dismal plight of women in Afghanistan is powerfully appealing to liberals who look for reasons for the United States to maintain a military presence there. If and when the Taliban return to power, the warmongers argue, the bad old days of stonings, burqas and girls banned from school will come back—and it'll be our fault because we… |

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Cape Verde Prosecutor Acknowledges Error in Saab Arrest Warrant. telesurenglish.net After one year of perpetuating legal errors, the Attorney General's Office (PGR) of Cape Verde acknowledged that the warrant issued for the arrest of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab corresponded to another person. | RELATED: | On different occasions, Saab's lawyers pointed out that the local authorities have allowed erroneous procedures before and after the arrest of this diplomat. | At the time of presenting counter-argu…

David Swanson (2021-07-22). Congress-Pentagon Flap Over Critical Race Theory: A Job for Critical War Theory. warisacrime.org That the United States has always been so deeply afflicted with structural and cultural racism that it sometimes goes unnoticed and needs to be addressed is hardly disputable. Who is anybody kidding? Have you seen U.S. history? Have you seen the United States? That we should care what the head of the Pentagon says about …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-22). If Biden Wants to "Stand with the Cuban People," He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous (2021-07-22). Video: The bombs Israel leaves in Gaza. electronicintifada.net Unexploded ordnance continues to kill and maim long after ceasefire. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-22). Congressional Proxy Voting? No. Do the Job or Quit the Job. counterpunch.org "When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely," Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times, "Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it 'subverts' the Constitution." He was right, but times have changed.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-22). Pegasus Project: "Snooping on Citizens" globalresearch.ca The so-called The Washington Post, which spearheaded the Pegasus Project, proposes to …

WSWS (2021-07-22). Valley Labor Report radio program falsifies record of Volvo strike, denounces rank-and-file committees. wsws.org While mouthing certain criticisms of the conduct of the UAW, the Valley Labor Report program completely falsified the record of the strike, writing out the role of the World Socialist Web Site and the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Philippines slaps terrorist label on political arm of banned communist party. peoplesdispatch.org The terrorist tag on the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is unprecedented. The group has operated as the overground political arm of the banned communist party, and was involved in the peace process with the Duterte government…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-22). UN Experts Denounce 'Devastating Consequences' of the Blockade on Venezuelan Cancer Patients (Deaths of 14 Children Including 3 Babies). orinocotribune.com Six human rights experts of the United Nations (UN) have raised the issue of the devastating impact of the blockade imposed on Venezuela by the United States and Europe for Venezuelan patients who require cancer treatment. | In this regard, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, published in his Twitter account the statement issued by six UN rapporteurs and experts in the field of human rights, regarding unilateral coercive measures and their repercussions on fundamental human rights. | In the statement, the United Nations experts refer to the obstacles that the blockade imposes on the work of th…

Michael F. Brown (2021-07-22). CNN attacks advocates of equal rights. electronicintifada.net Bella Hadid accused of "charged language" simply for defending Palestinian rights.

WSWS (2021-07-22). UAW president hails "labor-management" partnership following sellout of Volvo strike. wsws.org Less than a week after United Auto Workers President Ray Curry conspired with management to shut down the five-week Volvo strike and ram through a contract previously rejected by workers, he wrote a feature column in the Detroit New s titled "UAW works with employers for union members."

Madawi Al-Rasheed (2021-07-22). Pegasus Project: Why I was Targeted by Israeli Spyware. globalresearch.ca

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WSWS (2021-07-22). Republicans block "bipartisan" infrastructure bill. wsws.org After being blocked by a Republican filibuster, the bill will continue to be negotiated behind closed doors over the weekend.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Mass abstention in Bulgarian elections. wsws.org To prevent the ruling class from once again cobbling together a right-wing, anti-working class government, workers in Bulgaria and throughout Eastern Europe must draw the lessons of the experience since the restoration of capitalism 30 years ago.

Nilofar Suhrawardy (2021-07-22). When Leadership Fails and Democracy Cracks! counterpunch.org It is time to wonder whether democratic significance of United Stated and India is limited to paper and rhetoric at several levels. One cannot ignore questions being raised on whether real democracy is really practiced by these two countries. Sadly, while noise made by United States about spreading democratic norms beyond its borders has lost

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-07-22). Going to Hell and Back: Fighting Our Worst Nightmare. globalresearch.ca

NUANCE (2021-07-22). Video: "Politicized Chain Reaction". Just How Reliable is the PCR test? globalresearch.ca

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-07-22). Decline and Fall of Western Civilization. counterpunch.org I have argued for decades that Western civilization has been an invisible worldwide blessing. Democracy, science-based decisions, courts and laws, widespread schooling and respect for the natural world are good things that make civilization possible. I am pleased and proud that my Hellenic ancestors' science, technology, philosophy, and culture sparked these blessings all over the

WSWS (2021-07-22). Detroit-area nurses give ten-day strike notice at McLaren Macomb Hospital. wsws.org More than 500 nurses at a hospital in Metro Detroit are waging a bitter struggle against the multi-billion dollar McLaren Health Corporation over inadequate staffing and declining health care for patients.

Michael Makowski (2021-07-22). While the Planet Burns, Billionaires Take to the Sky. progressive.org Where some find inspiration and awe, a growing number of people are disillusioned with the glaring inequality of billionaires doing somersaults in zero gravity.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Reporters without Borders asks Israel to stop spyware export following Pegasus Project revelations. peoplesdispatch.org Several governments have been accused of using the Israeli spyware to snoop on dissidents and journalists in reports published by 17 media organisations worldwide recently…

Ajaz Ashraf (2021-07-22). PegasusGate: We could all be deprived of free will, like Palestinians. peoplesdispatch.org It's not just about opposition leaders, journalists and other prominent personalities who were tracked via their phones. It's about how nobody is safe from surveillance by spyware…

The Environmental Working Group (2021-07-22). Wireless Radiation Exposure for Children Should be Hundreds of Times Lower than Current Federal Limits: Study. globalresearch.ca A

Andy Kroll (2021-07-22). Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job). tomdispatch.com My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where to turn has replaced passenger-seat navigators, maps, even traffic updates on the radio. How on earth did we survive before this technology arrived in our lives? We survived, of course, but were quite literally lost some of the time. My reverie was interrupted by a toll booth. It was empty, as were all the other booths at this partic…

Amanda Mills (2021-07-22). House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health. nationofchange.org "We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals."

WSWS (2021-07-22). Extreme wildfires along the US West Coast generating their own weather. wsws.org Pyrocumulonimbus clouds have formed producing high winds and lightning which fuels the fires which are themselves a product of climate change that further contribute to global warming.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Republicans double down on defending January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The provocative nomination of hardline defenders of Trump's coup attempt has blown up the pretense of "bipartisan" support for an investigation into the attack on the US Capitol.

Fight Back (2021-07-22). Philippines: Patriotic and democratic forces condemn Duterte's 'terrorist' designation. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating this July 21 statement from the National Council of | National Democratic Front of the Philippines. |
| NDFP National Council Responds to ATC Resolution No. 21 |
| We hereby assert that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is the revolutionary united front of patriotic and democratic forces of the Filipino people fighting for their national and social liberation against foreign domination and the local exploiting classes of big compradors, landlords and bureaucrat capitalists. |
| We have represented all the aforesaid forces, the organs of the p…

WSWS (2021-07-22). Canadian government summits on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: a political fraud. wsws.org These meetings will do nothing to uproot anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim hatred. Rather, they are grotesque political stunts organized to obscure the real causes of the growth in far-right hate crimes and to shape public discourse in line with the domestic and global interests of Canadian imperialism.

WSWS (2021-07-22). After space flight, "Moneybags" Bezos acknowledges workers "paid for all this" wsws.org The claims that the Amazon founder's space flight was historic, and that he is obsessed with climate change and "saving the world" need to be seen in the proper context. Nonetheless, something revealing did emerge out of the sordid excursion July 20.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Continental workers in Bebra and Màºhlhausen, Germany vote for strike. wsws.org Despite the strike vote, the unions and their works council representatives are continuing negotiations and are prepared to agree to the plant closures.

Renee Parsons (2021-07-22). The Politics of Aggression in the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Prison Riots Leave 18 Inmates Dead in Ecuador. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Service of Integral Attention to Persons Deprived of Liberty (SNAI) reported that 18 prisoners were killed and several police officers were injured during riots in Guayaquil and Latacunga prisons on Wednesday night. | RELATED: | The riot in the Guayaquil prison left eight inmates dead and three members of the police injured. In Latacunga prison, the riot left ten inmates dead, 35 prisoners injured, six poli…

Committee on Academic Freedom (2021-07-22). Protesting Israeli Army Arrest of 45 Palestinian University Students. juancole.com Middle East Studies Association Committee on Academic Freedom Letter Protesting Israeli Army Arrest of 45 Palestinian University Students, and Ongoing Detention of 15 after a Solidarity Visit to a Demolished Home in Turmus 'Aya Prime Minister Naftali Bennet et al. . . . Dear Prime Minister, Ministers, Brigadier-General, and Chief Clerk, We write to you …

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Panama: Martinelli Faces New Trial for Political Espionage. telesurenglish.net The Panamanian Prosecutor's Office initiated a new trial against former president Ricardo Martinelli for political espionage during his term (2009-2014). He did not attend the first and second summons of this case, claiming that he had to take medical rest for a spinal operation. | RELATED: | Martinelli faces two legal charges for intercepting telecommunications of about 150 businessmen, journalists, rival politicians, and…

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Mexico Asks Israel To Extradite Ayotzinapa Case Cover-up Man. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) asked Israel to process the extradition request of Tomas Zeron, the former director of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) who is accused of irregular actions during the investigation of 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa. | RELATED: | "There has been no response yet. I hope the Government of Israel respects human rights because we are requesting the extrad…

WSWS (2021-07-22). Trade unions and Syriza collude in Greek herd immunity policy. wsws.org The New Democracy conservative government is only able to act with impunity because the trade union bureaucracy supports the policy of herd immunity.

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-07-22). The Final Nail in the Constitutional Coffin: How the Atlantic Council's "Domestic Extremism" Argument Lays the Foundations for Shadow Governance. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-22). China Launches Massive Rescue Efforts After Henan Rainstorms. telesurenglish.net Chinese authorities launched massive rescue and relief efforts in response to record rainstorms that have swamped Henan Province since the weekend, leaving large areas under water and at least 25 people dead. | RELATED: | So far, a total of 25 people have been killed and another seven reported missing in the torrential rains in Zhengzhou City. Across the province, over 1.24 million people have been affected and about 164,710 people relocated…

_____ (2021-07-22). Under Imperialism, Multiple Crises Deepen In Haiti. popularresistance.org Haitian authorities have arrested Colombian mercenaries and Haitian-Americans and charged them with participating in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse. But murky questions still remain: Who organized the attempted coup? Who paid the mercenaries? Who will benefit?

CounterPunch News Service (2021-07-22). Climate Activists Celebrate Dismissal of Charges in the Midst of the Hottest Summer on Record. counterpunch.org Vancouver, Washington As the Pacific Northwest reels from record-breaking heat and braces itself for another fire season, four climate activists cases were dismissed on Wednesday in Clark County Circuit Court in Vancouver, Washington. The defendants, Kelsey Baker, Mike Hastie, Samantha Krop, and Bruce Watt, faced criminal charges after participating in an action that attempted to

Mark Carter (2021-07-22). Montana is Failing its Constitutional Promise to Teach Native American History. aclu.org All young people should have equal access to an education that includes learning the complete history of this country, including the experiences and viewpoints of marginalized communities. Unfortunately, in the United States, too many public schools fail to teach about diverse communities in their curriculum. For Native Americans, this disparity is even more stark. According to the

Fight Back (2021-07-22). Chicago celebrates a people's victory in the struggle against police crimes. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating this July 21 statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression celebrates the passage in City Council today of the historic Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance, which will give communities in Chicago more power over their police department than any city in the United States has ever seen. We salute and cherish this people's victory and the truly mass movement that created this moment, through constant grassroots pressure and the unrelenting, iron will to fight for…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Russian Foreign Ministry: U.S., NATO collaborating with ISIS in Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from TASS Facts point to interaction between US, Islamic State in Afghanistan — Russian diplomat According to Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia is aware of unmarked helicopters conducting flights in areas, where IS militants were active. "It would have been impossible to carry out such activities unbeknownst to the US and NATO forces …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Wage theft from garment workers amounts to rights violation by global brands: Report. peoplesdispatch.org Workers in six Asian countries suffered 25% wage loss in 2020. A survey which interviewed more than 2000 workers found the wage loss was actually "wage theft" by the top global brands…

Danny Shaw (2021-07-22). What's Next for the Haitian Liberation Movement After the MoàØse Assassination? towardfreedom.org Social movements in Haiti sought for months to remove assassinated President Jovenel MoàØse. It was broadly considered the task of the people.

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-07-22). The Fire…This Time: An Interview with Brian Fies. counterpunch.org Brian Fies is a cartoonist from Santa Rosa, California. On October 9, 2017 wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures were destroyed. He wrote an 18-page webcomic to describe and deal with the fire and the losses it brought to his family and community. Fies later

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-22). Minneapolis Pushes Activists to Their Limits. unicornriot.ninja

WSWS (2021-07-22). Cliff Walkers: Zhang Yimou's ongoing accommodation to China's ruling elite. wsws.org Zhang's highly-fictionalised spy story is one of many movies screening this year to coincide with the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party and its attempts to bolster the regime's public image.

James Phillips (2021-07-22). Why I Cannot Sign a Letter From Some Fellow Activists Critical of the Nicaraguan Government. counterpunch.org In reply to friends who have asked that I sign a letter criticizing the Nicaraguan government for gross human rights violations and (absurdly) "crimes against humanity." I cannot sign this letter. I am sad to see it promoted by some longtime friends who have been in solidarity with Nicaragua since the 1980s. But other longtime

Dean Baker (2021-07-22). Inflation as People Experience It and as Economists Measure It. cepr.net Suppose that the average amount that people paid for their rent or mortgage fell by 10 percent, but our index for shelter costs in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by the same amount. That may sound nutty, but given the way we measure inflation, that sort of story is possible, even if the size …

WSWS (2021-07-22). Chinese city hit by "once in a millennium" torrential rains. wsws.org Public anger has already been expressed towards weather forecasters and the state media for failing to warn and downplaying the seriousness of the floods.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Union announces in-principle enterprise agreement with Australia Post. wsws.org As AP workers in Tasmania demand industrial action, the CEPU is attempting to ram through a sell-out deal before a 12-month strike ban elapses next month.

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Andrew Emett (2021-07-22). Video shows former Green Beret attacking police captain during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org Despite the fact that McKellop was wearing a helmet and gas mask while allegedly assaulting the officers, federal investigators were able to identify him due to his clothing and a unique U.S. Army Special Forces patch on his backpack.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Belarus: European leaders bringing world closer to World War III. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarus: European leaders bringing world closer to World War III Speaking to the Sky News Arabia television station on July 19, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned that the escalating campaign against his nation by the European Union (and its military enforcement arm, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) portends a worsening crisis not only in the …

Fra Hughes (2021-07-22). "Syria Has Been Effectively Balkanized Between America, ISIS, the Kurds, and Turkey" globalresearch.ca

James Haught (2021-07-22). It's a Crime to Trust God. counterpunch.org Fundamentalists and Republicans who dominate Mississippi put "In God We Trust" on car license plates, forcing all drivers to promote religion. The only way a motorist can avoid the motto is to pay $30 extra for a special plate of one's choosing. Gov. Tate Reeves declared that the 2019 action reflects the core values of

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Wuhan lab leak claim goes against science: official. ecns.cn The claim that the SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a Wuhan lab goes against science, a senior official of the National Health Commission (NHC) said Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Biden: I realized I was leader of the free world when I met with diabolical opposite number. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden says he fully realized he was US President during meeting with Putin Biden said that the moment it sank in that he was now president, "the leader of the free world," occurred when he was sitting across from Putin as equal. "He knows who I am. I know who he is," Biden said. Biden-Putin …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). France Using Syria's Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara. southfront.org Illustrative ImageTurkey's interests in French Muslims sees Paris rapidly build its relations with Syria's Kurds. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | A Syrian Kurdish delegation went to Paris on July 19 to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. France bets on the Kurdish question to have some kind of role in Syria, to pressure Damascus and to curb Turkey's significant influence. | During his meeting, the French President insisted on "the need to continue work in favor of the political stabilization…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). Reports TDF Moving To Cut Off Addis Ababa — Djibouti Transport Corridor, Federal Government Calls Up Recruits From More Regional States. southfront.org Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront. It appears that the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) may have adopted a new…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). PKK Released Footage Of Recent Attack On Turkish Military Post In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org File image. | On July 22, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) released footage of one of its recent attack on the Turkish military in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The attack, which took place on July 7th, targeted a Turkish post on the Zendura hill in the area of Metina, that lays along the border with Turkey. | PKK fighters targeted…

Staff (2021-07-22). Republicans Are Using Antitrust Reform as a Trojan Horse to Attack Democracy. truthout.org Over the past year, we have seen a tidal wave of support to address and rein in monopolies like we haven't seen in decades. As companies like Amazon and Facebook have demonstrated the dangers of having too much power concentrated in one company — and as corporate consolidation has upended entire sectors of our economy, from farms to pharmacies — regulators and elected officials have taken unheard-of new steps to stop the spread of unchecked corporate power. | These past few weeks,…

Guest Contributor (2021-07-22). Supreme Court dismisses solitary confinement appeal. ukhumanrightsblog.com R (on the application of AB) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] UKSC 28 The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal which considered whether treatment throughout a 55 day period in solitary confinement of a then 15-year-old appellant in Feltham Young Offenders' Institution constituted a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention …

Berry Craig (2021-07-22). Dr. Fauci destroys Sen. Rand Paul at Senate hearing. peoplesworld.org Pundit-Professor Tom Nichols aptly characterized Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Tex., and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., as "people who create an electrostatic field of stupidity around themselves when they speak." Gohmert and Blackburn bay with the big dogs in the covidiot pack. Nichols' description of the duncy duo fits the leader of the pack even better. The top dog …

Blake Skylar (2021-07-22). La crisis climática mundial causada por el cambio climático causa estragos. peoplesworld.org Las inundaciones causadas por el calentamiento global en Alemania han dejado 108 muertos y al menos 1.300 desaparecidos. La tragedia es la última de un patrón de desastres naturales en todo el mundo, lo que pone de relieve la terrible realidad de que los devastadores fenómenos meteorológicos continuarán y empeorarán debido al cambio climático. Días …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). Study Finds That India Might Have Half Of All COVID-19 Deaths Worldwide. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse | On July 20th, an analysis that was published of India's "excess mortality estimates from three different data sources from the pandemic's start through June 2021 … yields an estimate of 4.9 million excess deaths." As-of July 20th, the total number of deaths that had been officially reported worldwide from Covid-19 was

Staff (2021-07-22). Nearly One in Five Americans Are in Collections for Medical Debt. truthout.org Parasites attach themselves to your body and suck your blood to feed themselves. Most, like ticks and mosquitos, while they may provide food for birds, bats and other animals, seem to provide no direct benefit at all to humans. | That "no benefit" equation goes double for the latest parasites who have attached themselves to the backs of Americans and are rapidly draining us of our economic blood: health insurance companies. | There is quite literally no reason for these corporations to exist, at least wh…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-22). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 20, 18 Taliban militants, including one of their senior commanders, were killed and 7 others were wounded in airstrikes conducted by Afghan Army on the outskirts of Kandahar provincial center, according to the Afghan MOD. | US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said that the withdrawal of American troops would be completed by the end of August. | On July 22, Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban position in Zarghun Shar in Logar province. | On July 22, clashe…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). Syrian Air Defense Forces Intercepted SPICE 1000 Bomb During Recent Israeli Attack On Homs. southfront.org ILA Berlin Air Show 2012; Rafael's Spice 1000 guided weapon, 15 September 2012, By Bin im Garten. Via Wikimedia. | The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) intercepted a SPICE 1000 glide bomb during the The guided bomb was shot down by the SyAADF over Lebanon. The bomb's remains fell near the town of Lehfed in Mount Lebanon.

Staff (2021-07-22). Bezos Thanks Workers for Paying for Space Trip. They'd Rather Be Paid Fairly. truthout.org As the world's richest man flies his Blue Origin rocket into suborbital space, here on Earth calls are growing to tax the rich and let Amazon unionize. Billionaire Jeff Bezos has faced strong criticism after Tuesday's flight, for which he thanked Amazon workers and customers who "paid for all of this." Bezos traveled to the edge of space just days after another billionaire, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, took a similar trip on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. "The richest and most powerful peo…

Staff (2021-07-22). Mitch McConnell Is Threatening to Stifle Debt Ceiling Vote to Get What He Wants. truthout.org If you enjoy the sound of gears grinding and the sight of brazen insurrectionists playing the hurt bird, this week on Capitol Hill is at the top of your menu. It's got everything: traitors running amok, Democrats actually acting like they have the majority and Republicans threatening to take the global economy hostage — again — because it's all they know how to do. | Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday rammed through a vote to open debate on the portion of President Bide…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). Combat Footage: Houthi Fighters Stormed Key Positions On Broder With Saudi Arabia's Jizan (18+). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On July 22, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) released footage of their recent attack on the Yemen border with the Saudi province of Jizan. | The ground attack targeted several positions of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies near the al-Dud Mount, which oversees a long strip of the Yemeni-Saudi border line. | During the attack, Houthi fighters engaged in heavy clashes with Saudi-backed forces, who fled many of their positions. A 7-minute video released by the Houth…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). Satellite Images: Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria Devastated Hezbollah's Air Base In Southern Homs. southfront.org Illustrative photo of an Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet (Edi Israel/Flash90/File) | The Al-Daba air base, formerly operated by the Syrian Arab Air Force, is now held by Hezbollah. The base is reportedly the Lebanese group's main logistic center in Syria. | Satellite images releas…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). Forced Vaccination and the Road to "Digital Tyranny": Agenda ID2020 Revisited. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageA group of "citizens" of the Andromeda Galaxy, the closest to our Milky Way, but still about 2.5 million light years away from planet Earth — People of Peace — wanted to visit Mother Earth, the beautiful blue planet. They must have heard lots of good things about our planet, many light years back. The Andromeda people's nutrition is love. When they landed on earth, they first were thrilled — the breathtaking landscape, mountains, lakes, still fresh air, forests —…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). Three Killed In US-led Coalition Airstrike, SDF Operation In Eastern Al-Hasakah (Video). southfront.org (Credit: Courtesy of U.S. Army, Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Wikimedia Commons) | On July 21, three people, including a child, were killed as a result of a joint operation of the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | In a statement, the SDF's Media Center said that the target of the operation was an assassination cell of ISIS based in the town of Khurbat al-Jamus in the eastern countryside of al-Hasakah. | The cell's members clashed wit…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-22). Iran Opens Its First Oil Terminal In The Gulf Of Oman, Bypassing Strait Of Hormuz. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Iran's outgoing president Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran had opened its first oil terminal in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. | Tehran has, more than once, threatened to close up the strategic trade route in the case of an escalation in the region."This is a strategic move and an important step for Iran. It will secure the continuation of our oil exports," Rouhani said in a televised speech. | The new terminal is located near Jask port on the Gulf of Oman, just…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-07-22). European duplicity undermines anti-pandemic efforts. mronline.org Despite facing the world's worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-22). Much To See In MAKS-2021's First Days In Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The MAKS 2021 International Aviation and Space Salon kicked off on July 20th, and during its first days appeared to be a resounding success. | Russian President Vladimir Putin took a look at promising domestic aircraft, in particular with the light multipurpose aircraft LMS-901 Baikal, the helicopter Ka-62, a specialized helicopter for offshore operations Mi-171A3, the upgraded helicopters Ansat-M, Ka-32A11M, unmanned helicopter VRT300. | A keystone event was the unv…

Staff (2021-07-22). Sanders Touts Reconciliation Bill With Universal Pre-K and Guaranteed Sick Leave. truthout.org In a new op-ed, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) touted the Democrats' $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to act on the climate crisis, reform the tax code, and provide support for a struggling working class. | "The biggest win for the working class in generations is within reach," Sanders With t…

Global Research News (2021-07-22). Selected Articles: The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. globalresearch.ca By The corporate media have been

Anonymous669 (2021-07-22). Sabotage Attack Targeted Key Gas Pipeline In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. Source: the Syrian Arab News Agency. | On July 22 noon, a sabotage attack targeted the key al-Jibsah-al-Rayan gas pipeline in the northeastern region of Syria. | Unidentified saboteurs blew up a section of the pipeline near the town of Abu Khashab in the northern Deir Ezzor countryside with an improvised explosive device. The explosion led to a fire. Nevertheless, no serious damage was reported. | The pipeline moves natural gas produced from al-Jibsah fields in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah to th…

Staff (2021-07-22). Billionaires Race to Privatize & Monopolize Space as Earth Burns & Workers Organize. democracynow.org As the world's richest man flies his Blue Origin rocket into suborbital space, here on Earth calls are growing to tax the rich and let Amazon unionize. Billionaire Jeff Bezos has faced strong criticism after Tuesday's flight, for which he thanked Amazon workers and customers who "paid for all of this." Bezos traveled to the edge of space just days after another billionaire, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, took a similar trip on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. "The richest and most powerful people in the world are turning their eyes away from the planet and to the stars," says Paris Marx, a writer and host of…

Staff (2021-07-22). "All We Can Save": As Climate Disasters Wreck Our Planet, Women Leaders Are Key to Solving the Crisis. democracynow.org As the impacts of the climate emergency continue to be felt around the globe, white men overwhelmingly dominate the airwaves on climate coverage. We speak with co-editors of the new book "All We Can Save," an anthology of essays by 60 women at the forefront of the climate justice movement. "We are simply not seeing very much climate coverage at all in the mainstream media," says Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist and co-founder of the Urban Ocean Lab. Katharine Wilkinson, visiting professor at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, emphasizes women and girls around the world are "disproportio…

Staff (2021-07-22). Kneeling to pressure? Olympics WILL include images of athletes protesting on social media in apparent policy reversal. rt.com The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it will include images of athletes taking a knee in its official social media content and highlights packages, after claims organizers had banned such content from being shared. | Players from several women's football teams took the knee before their opening matches at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Wednesday. | However, the images were not included in the official Olympics highlights packages provided to media outlets which did not broadcast the action live, nor were they included in any of the official Tokyo Games output on its various social media channels. | A re…

Judy Greenspan (2021-07-22). California reparations for forced sterilizations include prisoners. workers.org Bay Area Rally for better health care for prisoners. Oakland, Calif. It's not often that incarcerated people win victories under capitalism. Incarcerated women, and transgender and gender-nonconforming people did just that. When California's Governor Gavin Newsom approved the new state budget July 12, it included reparations for people who were . . . |

Staff (2021-07-22). Headlines for July 22, 2021. democracynow.org WHO: Global COVID Cases Jumped 12% Over Past Week, Pelosi Rejects GOP Reps. Jordan & Banks for Jan. 6 Select Committee, Armed DEA Agent Arrested for Taking Part in Jan. 6 Insurrection, Republicans Block $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Opioid Crisis: States Reach $26 Billion Settlement with J&J and Drug Distributors, Four Colombian Mercenaries Tied to MoàØse Assassination Were Trained at Fort Benning in U.S., U.S. Launches First Drone Strike on Somalia Under President Biden, Biden Administration Seeks 9-Year Sentence for Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale, Argentina Issues Gender-Neutral ID Cards i…

Juan Cole (2021-07-22). Under Pressure from Biden, Japan pledges to double target for Renewables in energy mix by 2030. zcomm.org To the extent that Biden is exerting this pressure on US allies, he is playing a pivotal role in our global turn to renewables…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-22). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? indybay.org Democratic Party power brokers…

Gregg Gonsalves (2021-07-22). 3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives. thenation.com 3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

Sarah Hathway (2021-07-22). To defeat COVID-19 workers need income support. greenleft.org.au The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-22). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

The Daily Expose (2021-07-22). 5,522 People have Died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 Vaccine in Scotland according to Public Health Scotland. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-22). Progressives Denounce Biden's Cuba Sanctions, Demanding End to US Embargo. commondreams.org Dr. Biden should arrive with a message of global unity to tackle the virus, and a clear signal that the U.S. will lead rich nations in ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 vaccines.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Chinese CDC head takes 3 jabs of different Chinese vaccines against COVID-19. ecns.cn Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said he had received three doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, each of which was different in type and manufacturer, and felt no discomfort, Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao reported Wednesday.

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-22). Urgent Demand by Indian Doctors For Truth (IDT) to Prime Minister Modi: Halt Roll-Out of Covid-19 Vaccines Now. globalresearch.ca Indian Doctors for Truth (IDT) have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the importance of an urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against COVID-19. | Twenty doctors have signed the letter and highlight numerous scientific data about …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

_____ (2021-07-22). 'Lives Are on the Line': Dire Warnings and Calls for Action as US Covid Cases Soar. commondreams.org Bored billionaires want tax breaks to escape a planet they helped pollute. Should we even let them back?

Theara Truth news (2021-07-22). Graphene Oxide Particles in Covid mRNA "Vaccines" Causing Magnetism? globalresearch.ca

news.un (2021-07-22). COVID-19: Africa 'third wave' not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all. news.un.org Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this "small step forward" could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

sputniknews (2021-07-22). Taliban's Win Not 'Yet Written', Top US General Claims as Insurgents Seize Over 80% of Afghanistan. sputniknews.com The terrorist movement has made significant gains, securing most of the border crossings, ever since the US confirmed its plans to withdraw troops. Washington, however, insists on Kabul's ability to defend itself.

South Front (2021-07-22). Video: Taliban Deny Responsibility For Kabul Attack. Was ISIS Behind It? globalresearch.ca ***…

sputniknews (2021-07-22). Taliban Claim Control of Some 90% of Afghanistan's Border Areas. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Taliban* controls approximately 90% of Afghanistan's border with neighbouring countries, Zabiullah Mujahid, the movement's spokesman, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Nan McCurdy (2021-07-22). Evo Morales Denounces New U.S.-Led Operation Condor. zcomm.org Bolivian President Morales has suggested that the 2019 coup directed against him is part of a new U.S. Plan Condor—whose aim is to rollback the renewed left-wing ascendancy in South America…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

teleSUR, yart, JCM (2021-07-22). Presidente López Obrador llama a liberar a Julian Assange. telesurtv.net El llamamiento sucede en medio del destape de un escándalo de espionaje realizado por el gobierno predecesor.

Peter Bolton (2021-07-22). The Bizarre Phenomenon of Cuba Policy to Suit Cuban-American Exiles Rather than Cubans in Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jul 19, 2021 | In the week following the outbreak of protests in Cuba on 11 July, a rapid flow of commentary flooded from the pages of corporate-owned media outlets and the screens of the major US "news" television stations. Predictably, this coverage has both promoted a potential US-led regime change effort and applied gross double standards to Cuba when compared to the US's treatment of other countries in the region. The two things, of course, are intrinsically linked. If these reports applied their standards evenhandedly then they would inevitably end up presenting regime change as a per…

Michelle Merrill (2021-07-22). Local Organizing to Stop Line 3. indybay.org Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We're trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!

John Stoehr (2021-07-22). How the pandemic put final nail in coffin of the right-wing idea of liberty. zcomm.org The tide is shifting away from the idea that we should be nicer to people in order to get them to do the right thing. No, they should do the right thing for its own sake…

The Canary (2021-07-22). Map reveals areas of UK where people are going hungry. thecanary.co Rates of hunger are more than 150% the national average in one out of every six local authorities, according to researchers who created a map showing where millions of UK residents struggle to access food. | The University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food modelled data from the Food Foundation and for the first time was able to identify food insecurity at a local authority scale. | This new analysis of the national data collected during the pandemic breaks down experiences of food insecurity into three distinct groups. | Three groups of food insecurity: | Firstly, those who are hungry but were…

Human Rights Watch (2021-07-22). Israeli Apartheid: "A Threshold Crossed" juancole.com Published in: Zenith Magazine By Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director | — ( Human Rights Watch) — In April, Human Rights Watch released a 213-page report, "A Threshold Crossed," finding that Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution. We reached this determination based on our documentation of an overarching …

WSWS (2021-07-22). UK Labour Party's latest purge and the myth of its "socialist transformation" wsws.org Corbyn refused to fight the Labour right-wing and Starmer has only built on these foundations after being handed leadership of the party once the Corbyn project had ground to a halt. He has already suspended and expelled thousands more members, including Corbyn himself.

Larsen Associates (2021-07-22). Monday 8/2: Barbara Lee – Special Oakland Sneak Preview. indybay.org Grand Lake Theater – 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610…

_____ (2021-07-22). Unemployment Claims Jump After GOP-Led States Cut Off Federal Jobless Aid. commondreams.org The new group came as one expert told senators that "meaningful policy changes like the PRO Act are crucial for restoring a fair balance of power between workers and employers."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-07-22). Friday 7/23: Strategy Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org Behind the County Building (701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz)…

_____ (2021-07-22). Progressives Demand Probe After Revelations About FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-22). Extreme Wealth Concentration: Billionaire Space Race Is a Wake-up Call. commondreams.org "Vague statements about supporting voting rights… are meaningless if these entities continue to fund the politicians behind restrictive voter legislation."

Titlemisinformation's Deadly Profit Motive (2021-07-22). Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive. commondreams.org "Already, more than three million workers have seen their federal UI benefits cut off early. So far, data has flatly rejected the hypothesis that these workers would move quickly to open jobs."

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-22). Stop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein. indybay.org Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars.

Elie Mystal, The Nation (2021-07-22). Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power. thenation.com Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power…

John Nichols (2021-07-22). A New Entrant in the Race to Take on Ron Johnson Gets a Boost From Progressive Groups. thenation.com A New Entrant in the Race to Take on Ron Johnson Gets a Boost From Progressive Groups…

_____ (2021-07-22). Rejecting Calls to Abolish the Filibuster, Biden Insists Republicans 'Know Better' on Voting Rights. commondreams.org If the Biden administration doesn't reinstate mask and distancing guidelines, one expert warned, "we could well be on our way to another national surge—and one that was entirely foreseen and entirely preventable."

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-22). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Pete Dolack (2021-07-22). We don't need to wait for centuries to build a better world. zcomm.org Repressive rule, whether through monarchs, armed force or economics, is not forever. Nothing of human creation is forever…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-22). Wednesday 7/21: Pulling Back from the Brink: ReBuilding and Securing U.S. Democracy. indybay.org Online webinar…

Honor the Earth (2021-07-22). Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line. indybay.org Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, was among the women arrested today defending the Shell River from the construction of Enbridge Line 3.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Pride parades held in Croatian cities of Split and Zagreb. peoplesdispatch.org LGBTQ rights activists and groups in Croatia organized this year's pride parade in two major cities, Zagreb and Split. On Saturday, July 17, the tenth pride parade in Split was held from Bedem Cornaro to Riva. It was attended by Workers Front (RF) leader and member of parliament, Katerina Peovic. In the capital Zagreb, the pride parade was held on July 3. It was attended by the city's mayor, Tomislav Toma≈°eviƒá, and other politicians from the left including the president of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), Pedja Grbin. Two incidents of homophobic attacks were reported during th…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

MILPA Collective (2021-07-22). Domestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World. indybay.org Watsonville, CA – Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time.

Jennifer Mercieca (2021-07-22). We are all propagandists now. zcomm.org The public sphere, where Americans discuss public issues, is broken. There's little discussion — and lots of fighting…

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-22). Saturday 8/7: 17th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA…

Jon Schwarz (2021-07-22). I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldn't Believe Me. zcomm.org It was impossible…

Aviva Chomsky (2021-07-22). Biden's New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated. thenation.com Biden's New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated…

Carlos Aznarez (2021-07-22). Chile: The Candidate of the 'Left' Gabriel Boric and his Constant Criticisms of Venezuela and Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Aznárez — Jul 19, 2021 | Now that all the hegemonic media on the right, as well as a significant number from progressivism, are telling us who Gabriel Boric is—winner for the "left" in the presidential primaries in Chile, defeating Daniel Jadue, it is worth taking into account some information that complement the profile of the person who will be the presidential candidate in the elections of November this year. All biographies of Boric show us a "politician of the moderate left" "respectful of human rights," factotum of the "peace agreement" with Piñera, etc, etc. | Hence, it is worth rememb…

WSWS (2021-07-22). Delta variant spreads in Sri Lanka, as government lifts health restrictions. wsws.org Confronted with worsening economic problems, the Rajapakse government is desperate to drive up production and boost exports at the expense of the lives and health of working people.

Rodrigo Nunes (2021-07-22). Organizing in the midnight hour. zcomm.org Political theorist Rodrigo Nunes provides a new approach to the problems of power and organization to help confront climate catastrophe…

_____ (2021-07-22). We Better Control Machines Before They Control Us. commondreams.org "This seems like a move to placate Cuban-Americans who were frustrated with Biden's lack of immediate response rather than something that will directly help Cubans on the island."

_____ (2021-07-22). New Progressive Coalition Pressures Senate to Pass the PRO Act. commondreams.org The United States' attempt "to control the political agenda of Venezuela has had devastating consequences for hundreds of people undergoing treatment."

G.M. Tamas, David Graeber (2021-07-22). The mystery of 'populism' and The anarchism stereotype. indybay.org Under normal circumstances, people are as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and that they can organize themselves and their communities without being told how.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

_____ (2021-07-22). At The Olympics, Dr. Biden Should Be an Ambassador for Vaccine Equity. commondreams.org "Survivors deserve justice, and the country deserves to know the full truth of this situation, as well as the lengths the Trump administration was willing to go to cover up the truth."

Fernando (2021-07-22). Independence and Constitution in Spain. zcomm.org There's a serious political problem in the Spanish Kingdom that seems difficult to resolve and leads to a vicious circle. Probably because of the influence of Francoist ideology, having independence as an objective is contrary to the Spanish Constitution, (art.2 insists on "The indissoluble unity of the Nation (…)," for instance), but the legal and

Niko Leka (2021-07-22). Asylum seekers need you to keep fighting for them. greenleft.org.au Niko Leka quotes from Farhad Bandesh, who was imprisoned on Manus Island and later in the Mantra Hotel, who said the torture of innocent people amounts to the 'absolute neglect of humanity'.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

Josh Mound (2021-07-22). The US Tax Code Should Not Allow Billionaires to Exist. zcomm.org We need to attack the wealth and power of the rich — and that means massively increasing taxes on them…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Excerpt: New Ottoman empire advances in the Caucasus and Central Asia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Erdogan's new Ottoman empire advances in the Caucasus and Central AsiaVladimir Rozanskij Russia has only obtained a fragile armistice in Nagorno Karabakh, and was forced to cede the role of main protagonist of the Caucasian games on the border between Europe and Asia. The influence of Turkey, which explicitly supported the Azeris in word and …

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2021-07-22). Tuesday 8/3: Amah Mutsun Fire Relationships. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register for Zoom Link: | www.santacruzmuseum.org/8-3-amah-mutsun-fire-relationships/

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-22). Tuesday 8/10: Know Your Rights: Employment Rights For People With Conviction Histories. indybay.org Online workshop / webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-07-22). Online events w) Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20), featuring people such as Sarah Jaffe, Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

_____ (2021-07-22). The Strange Case of Attorney General Merrick Garland. commondreams.org Despite overwhelming evidence that relentless expansion is undermining nature and driving us towards a devastating climate emergency, the "fairytales of eternal growth" still reign supreme.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Foreign Ministry: Russian-American relations have approached a dangerous confrontational threshold. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia-US relations nearing dangerous confrontational brink — Foreign Ministry Excerpts from TASS MOSCOW — Russian-American relations have approached a dangerous confrontational threshold, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that Washington's pressure will be met with unwavering opposition from Moscow. The statement was adopted Wednesday after a meeting of the ministry's board, led …

Zack Graham (2021-07-22). The Rave According to Carl Craig. thenation.com The Rave According to Carl Craig…

Labor Viideo Project (2021-07-22). Oakland Maritime Workers Protest Sale of Howard Terminal To Billionaire A's Owner Fisher. indybay.org Maritime workers from ILWU Local 10, SUP and MMP spoke out at Oakland City Hall to protest the sale of Howard Terminal to A's GAP billionaire owner John Fisher. The rally took place before the vote on July 20, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-07-22). The West Projects its Own Crimes Onto China by Accusing it of 'Genocide' and 'Colonialism'. orinocotribune.com By Maitreya Bhakal — Jul 19, 2021 | A key Western propaganda strategy is to accuse others of crimes that they've themselves committed. This is seen most blatantly in Western accusations that China is committing "genocide" or "colonialism" in Xinjiang. | As I say, not as I do | Most Western criticisms of China can be categorized under one broad umbrella: psychological projection. It is involuntary, reflexive and Pavlovian; as well as strategic, planned and deliberate. It's a key pillar of Western propaganda, especially against China. It manifests in accusing others of that which you are guilty of. | Few propa…

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-22). Tuesday 7/27: The Assimilation of Jews in China — a Talk by Dr. Kang Liao. indybay.org Free, virtual event on Zoom. Register at www.tinyurl.com/Zoom-Kang-Liao for the join link. | Also live-streamed from Monterey, CA on MPJC's YouTube Channel: www.tinyurl.com/MPJC-YouTube-Channel…

Ashley Curtin (2021-07-22). New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through fossil-fuel-powered shipping. nationofchange.org "These findings reveal new environmental and public health impacts of retail companies' manufacturing and transport choices—and they are damning."

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-07-22). Syria's air defense counters Israeli aggression in Homs. en.mehrnews.com Syrian sources announced on Thursday morning that the country's air defenses confronted Israeli airstrike aggression in the skies of Homs.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). U.S. military budget could reach record $740 billion. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Plan to boost Biden's defense budget could see bipartisan support Senate lawmakers will consider increasing White House military spending plans for next year by $25 billion as part of their debate over the annual defense spending bill this week. ==== Air Force officials want to spend $1.4 billion on 12 additional F-15EXs and $825 million …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-22). InSight mission unveils the interior of Mars. imperial.ac.uk The interior of Mars has for the first time been revealed using the seismometers carried on NASA's InSight mission to Mars.

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-22). Bezos's Space Stunt Got Almost as Much TV Time as Climate Crisis. zcomm.org Climate advocates have expressed frustration for years that broadcast news as a whole largely ignores the climate crisis…

_____ (2021-07-22). UN Experts Warn US Sanctions Endangering Lives of Venezuelan Cancer Patients. commondreams.org Artificial intelligence wants you (and your job).

WSWS Repost (2021-07-22). Six months of the Biden administration—A balance sheet. indybay.org The policies of the Biden administration have entirely failed to resolve the social crisis in America and they cannot, because they are based on the framework of American capitalism.

Pradip Shitole (2021-07-22). Chlorine Dioxide Market to grow at over 6.5% CAGR between 2020 and 2027. indybay.org Consumption of chlorine dioxide to rise across industrial water treatment application…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-22). Yet another NATO military exercise in the Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Air-Maritime Cooperation Enhances Shared Situational Awareness in the Black Sea In the Black Sea, ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) were joined by maritime patrol aircraft from the Turkish Air Force and the US Navy. The sensors of all these units combined to produce an enhanced picture of maritime movements, both surface and …

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-07-22). Wednesday 7/21: Haiti in Crisis: Teach-in w/ Human Rights Activists Pierre Labossiere & Seth Donnelly. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Manfred Krenn (2021-07-22). Housing and Public Employment. indybay.org A public employment policy geared to societal needs could make a decisive contribution to achieving several socially desirable goals at the same time: to permanently increase the crisis security of society; and to decisively reduce unemployment; to strengthen the quality of social infrastructures in the long term.

Human Agenda (2021-07-22). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-22). Wednesday 8/4: Immigration Nation: Understanding and Addressing the Weaponization of Immigration in U.S. indybay.org Online / webinar…

_____ (2021-07-22). Billionaire Space Race: The Ultimate Symbol of Flawed Capitalism. commondreams.org The administration is being called on to "make bold decisions to lead us towards a future where nuclear weapons no longer threaten all humanity."

Dean Baker (2021-07-22). The Drug Companies Are Killing People. counterpunch.org I get to say this about the drug companies, now that President Biden has said that Facebook is killing people because it was allowing people to use its system to spread lies about the vaccines. There is actually a better case against the drug companies. After all, they are using their government-granted patent monopolies, and

sputniknews (2021-07-22). Websites of Major American Companies Reportedly Go Offline. sputniknews.com Many users reported domain name system (DNS) errors, meaning their requests could not reach major websites, but the source of the problem remains unclear.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

Class Conscious Pnotographers (2021-07-22). Friday 7/23: Housing! – an outdoor photo exhibit and reception. indybay.org Fence | 1229 23rd Avenue (off International Blvd.) | Oakland, CA 94606…

sputniknews (2021-07-22). General Milley Declines to Comment on Claims Trump Mulled Coup as He Calls US Military 'Apolitical'. sputniknews.com Last month, US media claimed that General Mark Milley was fearful that Trump might use the American military to stay in power after losing the 2020 election.

Angela (2021-07-22). Saturday 7/24: Virtual screening of the film "The Tower" indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Working toward more diversity in orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of all the medical and surgical subspecialties, orthopedic surgery historically has had the lowest percentage of women and minorities. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department is working to change that. This summer, two female medical students are participating in an eight-week clinical and research internship in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program was developed by Nth Dimensions, an organization that seeks to bring more women and minorities into the profession. "I think it's important…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-22). Tomgram: John Feffer, Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In my younger years, I had significant experience with futuristic worlds, sometimes of the grimmest sort. After all, I went to the moon with Jules Verne; saw London being destroyed with H.G. Wells; met my first robot with …

_____ (2021-07-22). Rachel Robinson, First Lady of Baseball, Turns 99. commondreams.org In his brief time in office, he has acted like a partisan Republican. Why?

sputniknews (2021-07-22). Pentagon Has 23-Minute Video Showing Many Eerie Objects Moving in Strange Patterns, Insider Claims. sputniknews.com Until 2017 Luis Elizondo worked in the Pentagon where he headed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme, which was meant to study unidentified aerial phenomena. He said he quit because US authorities have been underestimating the threat from UFOs. Since then he joined a UFO research group To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.

_____ (2021-07-22). Big Corporations That Decried Georgia Voter Suppression Law Donated to Its Key Backers. commondreams.org Rachel Robinson was not only Jackie's partner, she is also a feminist and civil rights crusader.

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WSWS (2021-07-21). Suicide attempts among Canadian children have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org While the pandemic has unquestionably dramatically worsened the mental health crisis facing children, the real cause of the dramatic rise in suicides and substance abuse, which had begun well before COVID-19 emerged, is the capitalist profit system.

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). White House sees more breakthrough COVID-19 cases among staff. ecns.cn A fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 but was found to have had no close contacts with White House principals or staff, confirmed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday.

Informed Consent Action Network (2021-07-21). Federal Court Rules in ICAN's Favor and Orders COVID-19 Safety Data to be Disclosed. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-21). A crime against humanity: COVID-19 has killed an estimated four million people in India. wsws.org India's massive death toll is a colossal crime, in which the entire imperialist world order is implicated no less than the Indian ruling class.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-21). 18,928 DEAD, 1.8 Million Injured (50% SERIOUS) Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca As many countries around the world now begin another round of lockdowns, and take steps to cut off citizens from social life if they do not consent to receive one of the deadly COVID-19 shots and carry around some kind …

Editor (2021-07-21). How not to unite a class: a response to DSA's Class Unity caucus. mronline.org Felipe Bascuñán responds to a debate on the Left about the relationship between oppression and class and why getting the answer right is essential to forging a united class struggle.

Editor (2021-07-21). Shoplifting is big news; stealing millions from workers is not. mronline.org Urban crime is the golden child of local media, as recent FAIR coverage (6/21/21) has shown. But as FAIR's Julie Hollar recently noted, the amount of attention given to a topic does not always reflect the seriousness of the situation.

Teresa Gutierrez (2021-07-21). The case of Britney Spears: Lessons on the patriarchy, mental health and art as a commodity ‚àí WW Commentary. workers.org It is shocking to me that a 39-year-old woman cannot take out her own IUD if she so wishes. Or get in a car with her boyfriend. Or even choose the color of her kitchen cabinets! This — while she makes millions of dollars in the entertainment business. This is . . . |

Victor Grossman (2021-07-21). Jack and Jill tumble: Berlin Bulletin No. 192, July 3, 2021. mronline.org After legally receiving a Christmas gift of 24,000 euros from her party, Annalena Baerbock somehow neglected to report it in her tax returns. No big deal, some might think, but after the scandals about Christian Democrats nobly enriching themselves when purchasing face-masks, and two far bigger scandals hanging over the head of the Social Democrats' chancellor candidate Scholz (currently still Finance Minister), the squeaky clean reputation of the Greens had been a major asset. No longer!

Victor Grossman (2021-07-21). A happy warrior + Esther Bejarano + Presente: Berlin Bulletin No. 193 July 20, 2021. mronline.org Esther Bejarano's death hits hard, leaving a painful gap in Germany's anti-fascist scene. Most media and many politicians voiced their praise and mourning—after almost totally ignoring her in life and attacking and trying to squelch organizations she was active in, as an avowed Communist.

Arjae Red (2021-07-21). Buffalo Mayor Brown aligns with imperialism, red-baits India Walton. workers.org Faced with a likely victory of his self-proclaimed socialist opponent, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has issued a statement supporting the reactionary "SOS Cuba" movement. His statement attempts to justify the U.S. push for regime change against the sovereign Cuban government. Many people in Buffalo have already pointed out the hypocrisy . . . |

David Bacon (2021-07-21). "Modernization" Act good for growers, not for workers. peoplesworld.org If the Senate passes, and President Biden signs, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, U.S. growers and labor contractors will benefit, but most farmworkers will not. There should be no question that undocumented farmworkers need and deserve legal status in this country. They have fed us, not just during the pandemic, but for as long as …

Staff (2021-07-21). Snowden grills WaPo for 'embarrassingly weak' reaction to NSO spyware scandal, says it's untrue Pegasus can't target US phones. rt.com NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has berated the Washington Post for not taking a more forceful stance on the Pegasus spyware scandal, and said it was untrue to claim the now-infamous malware can't infect US phones. | The former US intelligence contractor expressed dismay over a WaPo editorial in response to reports that NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm, sold its Pegasus spyware to government clients who then used the powerful hacking tool to spy on journalists, NGOs workers and even heads of state. The explosive allegations, based on a leaked list of purported Pegasus targets and subsequent forensic an…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-21). Pegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights. dissidentvoice.org They keep insisting they don't do it. But companies such as the Israeli NSO Group are global vendors for regimes, whatever stripe or colour, for surveillance tools to spy on those they deem of interest. The 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden that exposed the warrantless world of mass surveillance by entities such as the US …

WSWS (2021-07-21). French President Macron among those targeted by international Pegasus smartphone spyware operation. wsws.org The list of phone numbers on the leaked target list for Pegasus smartphone spyware includes fourteen heads of state and government.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-07-21). Banks and Wall Street Oppose Creation of Digital Dollar. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-21). How CDN Providers Break the Internet. counterpunch.org "After years of IT experts telling us that we 'can't break the internet' by pressing the wrong button, it turns out we can do it by updating our settings." — Phil Coughlin, The Guardian, Jun 11, 2021 On June 8, an internet blackout was precipitated by one customer updating their settings through a "valid configuration

Staff (2021-07-21). #DefundRacism: Palestinian organizations call for action to defund U.S.-registered Zionist settler "charities" samidoun.net Over 150 Palestinian organizations, activists and municipalities launched the Campaign to Defund Racism, demanding that New York Attorney General Letitia James revoke the charitable licenses of multiple U.S.-based settler organizations headquartered in the state, all of which fundraise for and support illegal Israeli colonization in Jerusalem and the West Bank of occupied Palestine. Specifically, the campaign targets the Israel Land Fund, the Hebron Fund, Ateret Cohanim, Friends of Ir David (Elad), and Regavim. These settler-funding organizations are propelling, among other colonial efforts, the colonization of S…

Al Neal (2021-07-21). Study reveals shocking decline in life expectancy in the U.S. peoplesworld.org From the moment we are born there are certain immutable truths we cannot escape. And the one which drives an entire entertainment industry genre and is a constant and gnawing anxiety as we age is death. There is no avoiding it. And it leads to a single conclusion, the time in between life and death—our …

Staff (2021-07-21). Beijing renews its call for Fort Detrick biolab probe as 4.7 million Chinese petition WHO to search in US for Covid origins. rt.com The Chinese foreign ministry has backed calls for an investigation into the Fort Detrick biolab as an origin of the Covid-19 pandemic after 4.7 million Chinese petitioned the WHO to send experts to the Maryland facility. | Speaking on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese people had delivered a clear message in signing a "In less than fiv…

Aimee Rickman (2021-07-21). Strange: challenging pandemic logics. mronline.org In 2020, the U.S. government perpetually wavered in acknowledging COVID-19 as a real danger. We lived through screens, bombarded by commercial messages professing how corporations were here for us, how we were in this together, that we should be optimistic. This is strange, indeed, but to be more specific about a pandemic's root causes would not sell products and would not reassure people to go back to normal.

teleSUR (2021-07-21). COVID-19 Health Pass Enters Into Force in France. telesurenglish.net President Emmanuel Macron's restrictive measures targeting unvaccinated people came into effect on Wednesday as France entered its fourth epidemic wave amid worrying acceleration of the Delta variant. | RELATED: | People who want to visit culture venues or go to amusement parks, swimming pools and gyms in France must now present a certificate which proves they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, test negative, or recently recovered form the respiratory ill…

teleSUR (2021-07-21). US Life Expectancy Down by 1.5 Years during COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported that the pandemic caused life expectancy in the United States to decrease by one and a half years. The average decreased by three years for Latinos and 2.9 years for Blacks. | RELATED: | In the past year, the average life expectancy for the entire population was 77.3 years, a figure not recorded since 2003. For women, the average decreased from 81.4 years in 2019 to 80.2 years in 2020. Over…

WSWS (2021-07-21). Covid-19 infections soar 500 percent: a social crime of the Dutch ruling class. wsws.org The surge is the result of the scrapping of almost all remaining social distancing measures, amid the bourgeoisie's campaign to reopen the economy after 26 June.

Climate Nexus (2021-07-21). Devastating flooding in China leaves 25 dead as nearly a year of rain falls in 3 days. peoplesworld.org More than two dozen people have been killed by catastrophic flash flooding in central China in recent days. At least a dozen people drowned in the subway in Zhengzhou, Henan province, and about 100,000 people have been evacuated. Social media videos showed extreme flooding that turned cars into bathtub toys — as well as the harrowing rescue of 150 …

Staff (2021-07-21). Samidoun welcomes new affiliates: ACTA and Anti-Imperialist Alliance. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honored to welcome its two newest affiliate organizations, ACTA and Anti-Imperialist Alliance Ottawa. Samidoun is an independent international, Arab and Palestinian network of organizers and activists working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom and the Palestinian struggle for liberation, and welcomes chapters and organizational affiliates as part of the network. ACTA, based in Paris, France, is an autonomous and partisan media that produces videos, interviews and intervention articles — from inside the struggles. To…

The Conversation (2021-07-21). The inherent racism of anti-vaxx movements. juancole.com By Paula Larsson | — We are currently experiencing a worldwide vaccination effort that's being impeded by rising pockets of anti-vaccination sentiment. There has been a recent increase in anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, misinformation campaigns and protests in various countries. And while many accuse anti-vaxxers of a selfish disdain for the health and safety of others, …

Sameena Rahman (2021-07-21). Peruvian people triumph over far right effort to steal election. liberationnews.org Peru's National Jury of Elections (JNE) declared today that Pedro Castillo is the official winner of last month's presidential election.

Juan Cole (2021-07-21). Trump Associate Indicted for being Agent for Emirates, Covertly Shaping US Mideast Policy. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Donald Trump as president dumped the Paris Climate Accord, withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, endorsed the 2017 blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and pushed for declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The Brotherhood had been part of the 2011 uprisings against …

Editor (2021-07-21). #BetitaTaughtUs: Chicanisma and El Movimiento. mronline.org With deep sadness and respect, Organizing Upgrade is sharing a few more tributes to movement elder Betita Martinez, who died June 29. In her 95 years she lived many lifetimes, and brought her commitment, wit and political clarity to several of the most significant social movements of our day.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-21). After a 43-Day Delay, Pedro Castillo is Officially Proclaimed President of Perú. orinocotribune.com Monday, July 19, after 43 days of waiting since his victory in the second round, Peruvian authorities of the National Elections Jury finally proclaimed Pedro Castillo president of the Republic of Perú. | This was announced by the electoral jury through a statement that confirmed the final calculations. The president received 8,836,380 votes, for a total of 50.12% of the vote, against 49.87% of his rival, Keiko Fujimori. Castillo won the election by approximately 44,000 votes. | As it will be recalled, Keiko Fujimori, the candidate of the extreme right, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, tried to overt…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-07-21). Richard Lewontin, dialectical biologist and activist, dies at 92. mronline.org A Marxist, activist and scientist, Lewontin fought a lifelong battle against racism, imperialism and capitalist oppression. He is among the most influential scientists in the field of biology and evolution.

Victor Grossman (2021-07-21). Donald Rumsfeld—RIP: Berlin Bulletin No. 191, July 3, 2021. mronline.org Don't speak ill of the dead, they say, but if I were to choose candidates for a Hall of Evil Fame, I'd have to ignore such advice; the late Donald Rumsfeld would be close to the top of my list.

Eric A. Gordon (2021-07-21). New crime fiction novel 'A Hello to Arms' slams postwar capitalism in L.A. peoplesworld.org Dennis Broe's new crime fiction novel starring private investigator Harry Palmer in his second Los Angeles outing has just appeared from Pathmark Press. Broe is the astute art, literature, film, TV and video critic, based in Paris, whose informed commentary often graces the pages of People's World. His many books include work on Abstract Expressionism …

Staff (2021-07-21). 21N: CNE Initiates Candidate Nomination Process. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, the head rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tania D'Amelio, through a post on her Twitter account, invited all political parties as well as indigenous organizations to register their authorized bodies that will nominate their respective candidates for the November 21 elections. The registration period will continue from July 20 to July 31. | "All political organizations and indigenous organizations are requested to present to the CNE their authorized representatives to nominate candidates for November 21," D'Amelio wrote in her post, and attached the notification iss…

Editor (2021-07-21). How to defend the right to vote. workers.org The struggle for the bourgeois democratic right to one person, one vote still continues in the U.S., the most powerful imperialist country. That struggle began once the last enslaved person was freed in Galveston, Texas, June 19, 1865, known as Juneteenth. During the next 10 years that defined Black Reconstruction, . . . |

Ben Hillier (2021-07-21). A third coronavirus wave is washing over the world. mronline.org In countries where public health restrictions were in place, they were half-baked or have been lifted too soon. Where they are imposing them now, it's too late; the Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging around the world.

Steve Sweeney (2021-07-21). Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon and Syria as part of US-backed shadow war. peoplesworld.org Israel launched a missile attack on southern Lebanon early today, just hours after air strikes had targeted Iranian forces near the Syrian city of Aleppo. The Israeli army claimed that it was responding to four rockets launched from Lebanon that triggered warning sirens in the Western Galilee region. No details were given of the targets …

Staff (2021-07-21). Jorge Rodríguez: We Will Dialogue Only with those Who Have Renounced Violence. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, the president of the National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, made reference to the destabilizing events that took place in Cota 905 neighborhood and its surroundings in Caracas and to the subsequent Security Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro, while making an appeal to both the opposition parties and the media of the country. | During a debate at the regular session of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez appealed to political parties to "abandon the expediency of automated solidarity," and stressed that "all destabilization attempts are irrespective of people's political ideology, a…

Mickey Z. (2021-07-21). The White House and Facebook vs. Freedom of Speech. dissidentvoice.org It's not unusual for politically minded people on Facebook to claim that they're being targeted and censored. They all think they're "too radical" in one way or another and thus, must be silenced by the authorities. Hey, in my activist days, I'd even get insulted if I wasn't pulled off the line to board a …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-21). 84-hour workweeks force Kansas Frito-Lay workers to strike. peoplesworld.org TOPEKA, Kansas—To ordinary human ears, this sounds like a throwback to worker exploitation of the Gilded Age: Some 850 workers at the Topeka, Kansas, Frito-Lay plant were forced to strike early this month over—ready?—84-hour workweeks. And after more than two weeks on the picket line, and outrage which has spread overseas, the company now offers …

Yves Engler (2021-07-21). Maybe Time to Ban Automobile Advertising. dissidentvoice.org More disappointing than watching the Habs lose to Tampa in the Stanley Cup finals were the ads during the games on TV. As Lytton, BC, broke Canada's all-time temperature record three days in a row and was then wiped off the map by a forest fire, Canada's public broadcaster promoted resource intensive, space consuming and …

Naureen Shah (2021-07-21). Secretary Mayorkas Pledged to End His Agency's Anti-Immigrant Abuses. Here's What He's Delivered. aclu.org In the days after his nomination, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas As he approaches the sixth month anniversary of his confirmation, Mayorkas' progress report is…

David Swanson (2021-07-21). Watch Russia TV Try to Convince Me of the Need for U.S. Military Spending. warisacrime.org This video clip starts out with the great Andy Worthington on GITMO, but due to a bad connection jumps quickly to me on the F-35. The RT host repeatedly tries to tell me that the U.S. military needs to spend money on weapons to defend the United States. I suggest scaling back U.S. militarism, and …

WSWS (2021-07-21). Socialist Equality Group holds online meeting on New Zealand bus drivers' dispute. wsws.org Speakers from New Zealand, Australia and the UK discussed the significance of the NZ Bus drivers' vote to reject a union-backed sellout agreement, and the case for rank-and-file committees to be built in opposition to the corporatist unions.

Manolo De Los Santos, Vijay Prashad (2021-07-21). If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand the Recent Protests Differently. towardfreedom.org During the early morning of July 17, tens of thousands of Cubans gathered along the Malecón boulevard in Havana to stand with the Cuban Revolution.

Juan Cole (2021-07-21). The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Muslim Secularism: A conversation with Juan Cole (Ta'seel). juancole.com Juan Cole in conversation with Ta'seel Commons: "'To read Juan Cole's deft, plain-spoken translation of the Rubáiyát is to find companionship, to rejoin a thousand-year human conversation about how to endure, enjoy, and find a fleeting beauty in everlastingly dire times. The lucid, cogent and mind-opening Epilogue is a kind of grace, a gift freely …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-21). Atlantic values: Taliban says "Turkey is our brother" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Taliban 'wants to develop good ties with Turkey' The Taliban is seeking support from Muslim countries to find a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and wants to develop good ties with Turkey, the group's spokesman Zabinullah Muhajid has said. "Turkey is our brother, and we have so much in common based on faith," …

Karl Kusserow (2021-07-21). Setting the Record Straight at the Met. counterpunch.org Drawing Indigenous Art and History into a More Ethical Present Recently the Metropolitan Museum of Art affixed on its august limestone faàßade a Land Acknowledgment, a permanent plaque outside the main entrance paying homage to Manhattan's original and abiding Indigenous peoples. Part of an extensive effort at the Met and other museums nationwide to publicly

teleSUR (2021-07-21). The US Pressures Latin American Governments to Condemn Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry Bruno Rodriguez denounced that U.S. President Joe Biden pressures Latin American governments to condemn his country on human rights issues. | RELATED: | Taking advantage of the economic crisis induced by the pandemic and the blockade, the U.S. launched an aggressive smear campaign against Cuba, the purpose of which is to justify the diplomatic position adopted by right-wing Latin American gove…

El Faro English (2021-07-21). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Pandemic's Darkest Hour Yet in Guatemala. latinorebels.com "We still have no testing or contact tracing strategy to control the pandemic," àìscar Chávez, of independent think tank and data clearinghouse Lab Datos GT, told El Faro English. "As we see a spike in cases almost double that of the peak in 2020, in reality, we know that the impact of the pandemic is much broader, but we just can't see it."

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-07-21). Cubans Are Suffering. Biden Needs to End the Embargo. otherwords.org The anti-government protests that erupted in various Cuban cities this July received enormous coverage in the U.S. press. But most of the coverage either underplayed or failed to mention the critical role played by the U.S. embargo in creating the blackouts and shortages of food and medicines that fueled those protests. | The U.S. government has waged a brutal economic war against Cuba for more than 60 years. | Little has changed since 1960, when U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Lestor D. Mallory

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-07-21). Anti-Vaxxer Trumpian Pols are Killing their own Constituents for Profit — and Endangering us All. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is killing his constituents by pandering to Donald Trump. He's following the leads of Texas' Greg Abbott and Florida's Ron DeSantis, as state executives, reading the tea leaves of the Tea Party and blowing in the political wind — lives of their citizens be …

Rod Driver (2021-07-21). Enforcing US Exploitation: The IMF and the World Bank. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-21). 95 Colombian Municipalities Protested on Independence Day. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the government of President Ivan Duque once again assaulted Colombians through the actions carried out by the Anti-Riot Mobile Squad (ESMAD). | RELATED: | Interior Minister acknowledged that 119 rallies, 58 marches, and 18 mobilizations took place in 95 municipalities in 26 departments during Independence Day celebrations. | According to official data, the Defense Minister deployed 53,000 police and 36,000…

Johanna Kichton (2021-07-21). People's Action and Amplifier Launch New, Multi-Pronged Art Campaign with 12 Visionaries to Jumpstart Hard Conversations. peoplesaction.org Campaign Features People's Action Leaders Alongside Changemakers Like Common and Adrienne Marie Brown Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and Amplifier launched a new, multi-pronged art campaign, REFRAME 2021, with 12 musicians, community leaders, and activists that will reach tens of millions of people nationwide to jumpstart hard conversations and build bridges across …

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). Three questions for the U.S. to address regarding furtive Fort Detrick. ecns.cn More than four million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) to send virologists, laboratory safety experts and biochemical specialists independent of geopolitics influence of the U.S. to investigate the Fort Detrick lab.

teleSUR (2021-07-21). China on Second-Highest Emergency Response as Floods Continue. telesurenglish.net China's Emergency Management Ministry on Wednesday raised the emergency response for flood control to Level II, the second-highest level in the response system, as heavy downpours continued to lash the central province of Henan. | RELATED: | Extremely heavy rainfall hit Henan on Tuesday, with precipitation in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, exceeding the highest level on local weather records. The rainstorm has caused the water level in a reserv…

Richard Rhames (2021-07-21). A Ruralist's Lament: Ship to Citadel. counterpunch.org "Of the valley that was Paradise, they made a desert, and called it peace." — Kirkpatrick Sale For the last several decades we've grown corn on this place. It's long been traditional in this part of the northeast——just far enough south to permit corn agriculture. When Samuel de Champlain dropped anchor in the nearby Saco

teleSUR (2021-07-21). Mexican Authorities Order $2 Million Fine to Green Party. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) has fined the Green Ecologist Party (PVEM) $2 million and ordered it not to broadcast radio and television spots for one year. | RELATED: | These sanctions are the result of an investigation that determined that the PVEM paid some USD990,000 to 95 influencers to promote the vote in its favor prior to the June 6 subnational elections. | Due to this, the INE Audit Commission determined…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-21). U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia Georgia will host the tenth Agile Spirit military exercise from July 26 to August 6. This year's iteration is unprecedented in the number of nations participating and in the range of military maneuvers included. The exercise, run by the U.S. and the host …

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-07-21). New study reveals only up to 7% of the genome is unique in modern humans. peoplesdispatch.org Since the ancient period, modern humans have continued to evolve with changes occurring in their DNA. But the question is how unique are we?

David Rosen (2021-07-21). When the Sh*t Hit the Fan: Recalling the 1970s. counterpunch.org The U.S. has spent the last half-century holding its breath.

Sabri àñncຠ(2021-07-21). Why Are the Long-term US Treasury Yields Falling? counterpunch.org First, let me answer the question in the title: I do not know because, according to conventional theories, when the realised and expected inflation rates are as high as they are in the United States (US), the long-term US Treasury yields should go up. Although the realised and expected inflation rates have been going up since April

Jill Richardson (2021-07-21). Farm Workers Are Dying. Blame Our Exploitative Food System. otherwords.org Part of the reason is climate change — as temperatures soar, outdoor working conditions get deadlier. But another part of the problem is centuries old. | The fact is that Europeans brought an exploitative agricultural system to this continent. Although its form has cha…

WSWS (2021-07-21). Stellantis refused to evacuate Jeep plant in Toledo in spite of bomb threat. wsws.org Stellantis management did not even inform workers of the discovery of a bomb threat in a plant restroom Monday evening, and instead insisted on keeping lines running even as police searched the plant.

WSWS (2021-07-21). Dominic Cummings revelations of UK herd immunity policy: "Just let the thing wash through the country and not destroy the economy and move on," Johnson declared. wsws.org Summing up Johnson's stance, Cummings described a "weird mix" of "partly 'it's all nonsense and lockdowns don't work anyway' and partly 'well this is terrible but the people who are dying are essentially all over 80 and we can't kill the economy just because of people dying over 80'."

EMMA (2021-07-21). Two-Time West Virginia U.S. Senate Candidate Paula Jean Swearengin Joins the People's Party. peoplesparty.org Immediate Release: | July 20, 2021 | Contact: | media@peoplesparty.org | West Virginia — Two-time West Virginia U.S. Senate candidate and activist Paula Jean Swearengin announced that she is joining the People's Party as national Candidate Engagement Director and West Virginia State Director. | The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House featured Swearengin and her bid against Sen. Joe Manchin in 2018. Swearenging also won her primary in 2020, to went on to challenge Republican Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito in the general election. | In a statement to the public Swearengin describes her decision to leave the…

Sundance (2021-07-21). Insanity, American Academy of Pediatrics Pushes Masks for All Children Over 2-Years Old Returning to School or Daycare. globalresearch.ca

Andrew Emett (2021-07-21). DEA agent arrested for participating in Capitol riots. nationofchange.org U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Mark Sami Ibrahim was arrested Tuesday and charged on several accounts for his participation in the Capitol riots on January 6.

WSWS (2021-07-21). Australia: University of Newcastle Student Association guidelines attack democratic rights. wsws.org The new rules are an attempt to suppress political discussion and activity by students under conditions of an historic pro-business assault on university jobs, conditions and courses.

Katie Stennes (2021-07-21). Undercover Investigations Expose Brutal Wildlife Killing Contests. counterpunch.org You would really have to try hard to find anything more depraved than a wildlife killing contest, which targets coyotes, foxes, bobcats, squirrels, raccoons, crows and even wolves and cougars in some states, for the sake of a prize that could range from cash to hunting equipment. These contests are responsible for the mindless killing of

WSWS (2021-07-21). Washington forces reshuffling of Haitian regime. wsws.org Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who claimed power after the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, announced Monday he will surrender power to Washington's choice, Ariel Henry.

WSWS (2021-07-21). US cables show reliance on trade unions to suppress working-class unrest in Australia. wsws.org The US embassy's grooming of Bob Hawke and many others was part of far wider operations, conducted globally, to utilise the trade unions as apparatuses to systematically block or stifle workers' struggles.

Julius Ruechel (2021-07-21). The Emperor Has No Clothes: Finding the Courage to Break the Spell. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-21). German federal and state governments did nothing despite warnings of flood catastrophe. wsws.org The high number of fatalities is a direct product of the criminal inaction of governments at the federal and state levels. Although they were informed in advance, they did nothing to warn the people and save lives.

European Secretariat of the International Peoples' Assembly (2021-07-21). Anti-G20 mobilizations in Italy: Strengthening environmental struggles and remembering Genoa 2001. peoplesdispatch.org Social movements are organizing street mobilizations and counter-summits during the meeting of G20 environment ministers from July 20-23. This G20 meeting takes place exactly 20 years after the killing of Carlo Giuliani during the G8 summit in Genova.

Theodore Whyte (2021-07-21). Fossil fuel giants ignoring IEA 'net zero' report despite pledges, analysis finds. nationofchange.org Oil and gas producers are "trying to have their cake and eat it" by backing 2050 net zero emissions targets but dismissing a recent landmark report by the International Energy Agency, analysis claims.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-07-21). Cooperation and Development Strategies: Angola Hosts the Conference of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). globalresearch.ca

Jim Britell (2021-07-21). Why Mother Nature Doesn't Love You. counterpunch.org Buckminster fuller often used the example of the behavior of chrome steel to demonstrate that complex systems are far more than the mere sum of their parts. Its constituents are chrome, nickel, and steel. No one of these metals is very strong and if one was to make half-inch rods of each and bundle them

Middle East Eye (2021-07-21). US Senators Introduce Bill Aimed at Reigning in White House's War Powers. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-21). New Money Laundering Investigation Against Fujimori's Husband. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Peruvian Attorney General's Office opened a second investigation into alleged money laundering against Mark Villanella, the husband of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori. | RELATED: | Over the next 36 months, the Car Wash case team will investigate the brokerage service contracts provided by Villanella MVV Real Estate between August 2018 and July 2021. | The new investigation arises from…

Tsvetana Paraskova (2021-07-21). Greenland Ditches Oil Exploration Efforts After 50 Years of Failure. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). Investigating Fort Detrick 'call of the people': FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Investigation into Fort Detrick is the call of all the people around the world, including the Chinese, which must be answered by the United States in terms of tracing the origin of the coronavirus, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-07-21). Family demands release of full video of Milwaukee, Wisconsin police killing. wsws.org In addition to the growing demands for transparency in the killing of Robert Zielinski, a Utah police station killing was exposed last week by the release of surveillance video and a Florida officer was convicted of planting drugs during traffic stops.

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-21). Fail Again, Fail Worse: Fewer Families Received TANF Cash Assistance in 2020 than in 2019. cepr.net Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the centerpiece of the Gingrich-Clinton era "welfare reform," was signed into law 25 years ago this August. Past research has documented that TANF largely failed to respond to the Great Recession. While the number of families receiving TANF did increase modestly in 2009 and 2010, the increases were so …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-07-21). Leaving Afghanistan: Why Not Iraq and Syria? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-21). Republicans name Trump defenders to House committee on January 6 coup. wsws.org House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy named five Republicans who voted against the impeachment of Donald Trump one week after the January 6 coup to join a select committee charged with investigating the storming of the US Capitol.

teleSUR (2021-07-21). Globalink | Death Toll Rises to 25 From Heavy Rains in Central China's Henan. telesurenglish.net The death toll from torrential rains in central China's Henan Province has risen to 25, with seven people missing.

Kenneth Surin (2021-07-21). Virginia Volvo Strikers Narrowly Approve New Contract. counterpunch.org Volvo North America workers at their plant in Dublin, in Virginia's New River Valley— Volvo NRV— narrowly approved a new 6-year contract with the company last week, having rejected the same deal a week before. In that earlier rejection, 60% of UAW Local 2069 members taking part voted "no" on the terms of that tentative

teleSUR (2021-07-21). Ben & Jerry's To Stop Sales in Israeli Settlements. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Ben & Jerry's announced it will stop selling ice creams in the Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ben & Jerry's is a subsidiary of Unilever, a Britain-based consumer goods conglomerate. | RELATED: | The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the company's decision is "moral and legal," adding that it is consistent with the rules of international law. | International law…

Mike Garrity (2021-07-21). Remove Non-Native Fish Without Poisoning Our Streams. counterpunch.org Two week ago, Laurie Brown, a licensed nurse practitioner, called the Alliance for the Wild Rockies out of concern for the Game Creek watershed. She lives just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and gets her drinking water from a well adjacent to Game Creek. She recently discovered that the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish

Claire Latané (2021-07-21). Schools Should Be Designed to Address Students' Trauma. progressive.org As rates of depression and anxiety increase among children and adolescents, schools need to be built in a way that's safe and supportive, not harsh and imposing.

WSWS (2021-07-21). Push to have Powell reappointed as Fed chair. wsws.org Given his record of pumping trillions of dollars into Wall Street, it is hardly surprising that voices are being raised in political and financial circles calling on Biden to re-appoint Powell when his four-year term expires in February next year.

Stephanie Wykstra (2021-07-21). 'Solitary by Another Name': How Efforts to Reform Solitary Confinement Are Being Derailed by Corrections Departments. progressive.org Lawmakers and courts have made headway in reforming or ending solitary, but some corrections departments are finding loopholes to perpetuate the practice.

Domenica Ghanem (2021-07-21). The Mom and Pop Tax Break. otherwords.org This month, millions of families in the United States will see hundreds of dollars in their bank accounts that weren't there before. | It's so rare for our government to give unrestricted cash to ordinary families that some are wondering what the catch is. But there's no catch — only one of the best programs to cut poverty in this country that we've seen in decades. | The new, expanded child tax credit boosts the traditional program to include families making no-to-low income as well as middle class families. And it offers larger, advanced monthly payments rather than just one lump sum at tax time. | For To…

scorinoco (2021-07-21). Snoop List Has 40 Indian Journalists, Forensic Tests Confirm Presence of Pegasus Spyware on Some. orinocotribune.com Those on leaked list of potential targets include journalists at Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Wire, Indian Express, News18, India Today, Pioneer, besides freelancers, columnists and regional media. | The phone numbers of over 40 Indian journalists appear on a leaked list of potential targets for surveillance, and forensic tests have confirmed that some of them were successfully snooped upon by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware,The Wire can confirm. | The leaked data includes the numbers of top journalists at big media houses like the Hindustan Times, including executive editor Shishir Gupta, India T…

Dave DeCamp (2021-07-21). Israel Wants US States to Enforce Anti-BDS Laws Against Ben & Jerry's. news.antiwar.com

Mike Whitney (2021-07-21). New Report Sheds Light on Vaccine Doomsday Cult. globalresearch.ca An explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death.

Staff (2021-07-21). US Sees Steepest Single-Year Decline in Life Expectancy Since World War II. truthout.org New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell by one and a half years in 2020, a decline fueled in large part by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. | "U.S. life expectancy at birth for 2020, based on nearly final data, was 77.3 years, the lowest it has been since 2003," reads a new

Staff (2021-07-21). GOP Legislators in Missouri Oppose Vaccine as State Becomes COVID Hotspot. truthout.org Amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Missouri, a recent Facebook conversation between two Republican state lawmakers is telling. | Around Independence Day, State Rep. Bill Kidd, from the Kansas City suburbs, revealed that he has been infected by the coronavirus. | "And no, we didn't get the vaccine," he wrote in a post that has since been deleted. "We're Republicans " | State Rep. Brian Seitz, a Republican from Taney County, home to the tourist destination of Branson, commented on…

Staff (2021-07-21). The Pandemic Is Not Over: Science Writer Ed Yong on Delta's Devastation in Low-Vaccination States. democracynow.org COVID-19 cases in the United States have tripled over the past month as the highly contagious Delta variant rapidly spreads across the country, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates. Deaths from COVID-19 have increased by nearly 50% over the past week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Delta variant is now responsible for 83% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. "Things are much worse than people might realize," says Ed Yong, science writer at The Atlantic who has been reporting on the Delta variant's spread in Missouri, one of the hardest-hit areas in the U.S. "The more we let this…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

WSWS (2021-07-21). UK: Johnson's ditching of workplace COVID mitigation measures relies on Labour Party and trade unions. wsws.org As with every other action against COVID-19, the fight to extend the mandate over face coverings cannot be entrusted to the ruling elite and its faithful retainers in the Labour Party and pro-company unions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff (2021-07-21). The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics. thenation.com The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-21). Podcast: Long COVID, bioplastic solutions, and first-year physics success. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: Delving into long covid, bioplastics and the future of recycling, and a first-year physics project that became a peer-reviewed paper.

Kit Knightly (2021-07-21). 5 Questions To Ask Your Friends Who Plan To Get The Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-21). Federal Lawsuit Seeks Immediate Halt of COVID Vaccines, Cites Whistleblower Testimony Claiming CDC Is Under-Counting Vaccine Deaths. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

Staff (2021-07-21). Headlines for July 21, 2021. democracynow.org "Once in a 1,000 Years" Rains and Flooding Kill at Least 25 People in China, Record-Breaking Wildfires Continue to Rage in Siberia, Western U.S., Releasing Toxic Fumes, Tokyo Olympic Events Start Even as Head of Organizing Committee Puts Games in Doubt, Thailand, Iran Impose COVID Lockdowns as France Launches "Health Pass" Amid Major Spike, Delta Variant Accounts for 83% of New U.S. Cases; Millions of Surplus Vaccines Could Go to Waste, Senators Unveil Legislation to Curb Presidential War Powers, Giving Authority Back to Congress, Immigrant Justice Activists Block New Jersey ICE "Black Site", Judge Blocks Arkansa…

_____ (2021-07-21). Boiling the Frog In South Africa. strategic-culture.org Ramaphosa is a weak president, well suited to a caretaker regime. If he pardons Zuma, as some have urged him to do, he might be able to end the current violence and restore the pre-COVID status quo. The question is how long that status quo can last. It is not sustainable forever.

Staff (2021-07-21). Poverty Wages and Tax Dodging Funded Bezos's Ridiculous Space Trip. truthout.org Jeff Bezos's 10-minute trip to space has inspired a myriad of reactions, from boredom to anger to a surge of "space penis"

Staff (2021-07-21). Haitian Activist Says It's Not Up to the US to Determine Haiti's Prime Minister. truthout.org Two weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new prime minister, after acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced he was relinquishing power. Henry is a neurosurgeon who was appointed by President Jovenel MoàØse shortly before he was assassinated, but not formally sworn in. Both Joseph and Henry had claimed power following MoàØse's death. Over the weekend, the United States and other members of the so-called Core…

Staff (2021-07-21). Trump Has Convinced His Followers He's About to Return to Office This Summer. truthout.org Donald Trump lost the presidential election more than eight months ago, yet for many of his followers, it is a matter of faith that at some point later this summer, he will somehow be "reinstated" as president. |

Aída Chávez (2021-07-21). New Legislation Could Limit the President's Control of Foreign Policy. thenation.com Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy, and Mike Lee, the bill would enable greater congressional oversight of US military action.

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-21). Afghanistan War Outcome: Hope for Sovereign Nations Fighting the Scourge of Neocolonial Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit from the archives of Newsonline Exits of Netanyahu and Trump: chance to dial down Mideast tensions The Iraqi geopolitical analyst, Ali Fahim, recently said in an interview with The Tehran Times: "The arrival of [newly elected Iranian President] Ebrahim Raisi at the helm of power gives a great moral impetus to the resistance …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-21). Military Situation In Syria On July 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 34 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 13 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 20, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Salanfah area | On July 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah village | On July 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ba…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-21). Dozens Of Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria. southfront.org File image. | On July 20, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 50 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria's central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | "Six Russian jets took turns tageting caves and bunkers in the eastern countryside of Hama, Maadan desert in Raqqah, the eastern desert of Homs as well as the vicinity of Jabal al-Bishrƒ´ on the administrative border between Raqqah and Deir Ezzor," the London-based monitoring group said in a report.

Staff (2021-07-21). Rideshare drivers strike for fair pay, demand passage of the PRO Act. therealnews.com Rideshare drivers across California are striking on July 21 to demand an end to exploitative pay and working conditions, and to call on Democrats to pass the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. If passed, the PRO Act would provide sweeping labor protections and stricter safeguards against worker misclassification, which many employers (especially in the gig industry) exploit to strip employees of their basic labor rights and workplace protections. | "App-based workers are fed up with exploitation from big tech companies. Misclassification is like concrete, keeping us underground. The PRO Act is the jackha…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-21). Sukhoi's "Checkmate" Single-Engine Multi-Role Fighter Jet Revealed (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 20th, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a "sneak peek" at Russia's new fifth generation single-engine fighter jet. | The warplane is quite teased, as Rostech published a hype video on July 19th to announce that it would be showed off on July 20th. | A video, however, was leaked on social media showing the mock place at the MAKS-2021 salon. |

Anonymous669 (2021-07-21). Satellite Images: Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria Hit Compound In Eastern Aleppo. southfront.org FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters | One of the targets of the On July 21, the Aurora Intel Twitter account shared new satellite images showing heavy damage at the compound that's located a few kilometers to the east of Aleppo International Airport. The exact nature of the compound i…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-21). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Kabul Presidential Palace (Photos). southfront.org Afghan policemen arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail | ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for the recent The attack took place in the morning of July 20, during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan officials were praying a…

Editor2 (2021-07-21). Legalized Apartheid: The Israeli Supreme Court Just Cemented Jewish Supremacy into Law. orinocotribune.com By Jessica Buxbaum — Jul 16, 2021 | Only a few years old, the nation-state law has already proven it can serve as a legal tool for discrimination, racial segregation, and outright apartheid. | JERUSALEM — In November of last year, an Israeli judge invoked the controversial Jewish Nation-State Basic Law when striking down a lawsuit against the city of Karmiel over funding transportation for two Palestinian students. | In his ruling, the chief registrar of the Krayot Magistrate's Court, Yaniv Luzon, said that establishing an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or funding transportation for Palestinian Arab…

A Guest Author (2021-07-21). Despite solitary and banning, resistance continues. workers.org By Joe Piette and Bryant Arroyo Joe Piette and Bryant Arroyo Incarcerated people depend on their voices being heard outside the walls for their grievances against prison officials to be effective inside. Without public pressure from family, friends and other supporters, the prison guards, supervisors and administrators can literally get . . . |

Staff (2021-07-21). Investigating Trump Is "Absolutely" a Possibility, Says Jan 6 Commission Chair. truthout.org The chair of the select committee chosen to investigate the January 6 breach of the United States Capitol building by a mob of loyalists to former President Donald Trump said that the former chief executive and his allies in Congress would likely become subjects of the inquiry. | Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), the chair of the House select committee

A Guest Author (2021-07-21). Capitalism breeds climate catastrophe — Report from Belgium on the floods. workers.org By Michel Collon Hundreds die from heat exhaustion in the U.S. Northwest and British Columbia. Unprecedented heat waves hit northern Norway and Siberia. Now, unheard of flooding in Western Europe has killed hundreds of people in Germany and Belgium. This led even the New York Times to publish a lead . . . |

Staff (2021-07-21). Biden Promised Diplomacy, But He's Overseeing Military Buildup Against China. truthout.org Shortly after Joe Biden took office, the president delivered a speech at the U.S. Department of State,

A Guest Author (2021-07-21). Climate catastrophe: Is it avoidable? — a report from Liege, Belgium. workers.org By Michel Collon Hundreds die from heat exhaustion in the U.S. Northwest and British Columbia. Unprecedented heat waves hit northern Norway and Siberia. Now, unheard of flooding in Western Europe has killed hundreds of people in Germany and Belgium. This led even the New York Times to publish a lead . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-21). The Heat: Biden — Six Months in Office. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden reaches the six-month mark in the White House. What has he achieved so far, and what are some of his biggest challenges ahead?

Anonymous007 (2021-07-21). "Why Is There No Help?", Wildfires Rage In Russia While The World Looks The Other Way. southfront.org Wildfires in Russia's Siberia are getting out of control, with little attention being given to them. Firefighters and volunteers have…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-21). Greater Idlib Escalation: Turkistan Terrorists Killed Five Syrian Officers In Suicidal Raid. southfront.org TIP terrorists in Greater Idlib. Illustrative image. | On July 20 morning, four terrorists of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) carried out an "Inghimasi attack" [suicidal raid] on a post of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the town of Mizanaz in the western countryside of Aleppo. | The terrorists infiltrate SAA defenses on Mizanaz front then stormed…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-21). U.S. Allegedly Urges Ukraine To Keep Quiet On Nord Stream 2, As Deal With Germany Draws Nearer. southfront.org U.S. is allegedly asking Ukraine to "keep quiet" in regard to Nord Stream 2, while it attempts to strike some…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-07-21). Aceleración de la carrera nuclear. globalizacion.ca La bomba atómica ha dejado de ser el arma excepcional que permitió a Estados Unidos ‚Äéforzar la capitulación de Japón. Hoy es un arma casi común, cuyo valor supremo ‚Äédepende de una decisión de usarla que tendría que tomarse casi…

scorinoco (2021-07-21). Nicaragua: US Sanctions Will Disrupt Sustainable Beef Production and Reforestation. orinocotribune.com By Richard Kohn — Jul 19, 2021 | Recently, there have been reports in the news media that Nicaragua is destroying its rain forests and allowing beef ranchers to convert them to pastures in the country's vast nature reserves. A network of supposed human rights and environmental groups are calling for an increase in the intensity of sanctions against Nicaragua, ending beef imports from Nicaragua, and ending international carbon trading credits that support reforestation programs there. | Contrary to this misleading narrative, the nature reserves in Nicaragua are not being deforested, and the Nicaraguan governm…

Staff (2021-07-21). Judge Blocks "Categorically Unconstitutional" Anti-Abortion Law in Arkansas. truthout.org A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law, set to go into effect next week, that would have banned nearly all abortions in the state. |

Staff (2021-07-21). Colombia Erupts in Protest Again over Right-Wing Gov't Tax Plans Even as "Solidarity Is Criminalized" democracynow.org We go to Colombia for an update on anti-government protests in several cities on the country's Independence Day, when right-wing President Iván Duque presented a new tax reform bill to Congress. The last tax proposal failed in April after it prompted a general strike and massive demonstrations that focused on deepening economic inequality and human rights abuses. The latest demonstrations came after some of the organizers were arrested and harassed over the weekend and protesters have faced intense crackdowns and brutality from Colombian police forces in recent months. "It was amazing that it took place, notwiths…

Staff (2021-07-21). "It Is Offensive": Haitian Activist Says It's Not Up to U.S. to Determine Haiti's PM or Future. democracynow.org Two weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new prime minister, after acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced he was relinquishing power. Henry is a neurosurgeon who was appointed by President Jovenel MoàØse shortly before he was assassinated, but not formally sworn in. Both Joseph and Henry had claimed power following MoàØse's death. Over the weekend, the United States and other members of the so-called Core Group threw their support behind Henry, who will become Haiti's seventh prime minister in four years. Monique Clesca, a…

Staff (2021-07-21). Colombia's Export of Mercenaries Scrutinized After U.S.-Trained Soldiers Kill Haiti's President. democracynow.org The role of Colombian mercenaries in the assassination two weeks ago of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse has come under scrutiny ater The Washington Post reported some of the Colombians received U.S. military training while they were part of the Colombian armed services. One of the mercenaries has been identified as former special commando Grosso Guarín, who was once assigned to a secretive elite military detachment of Colombia's Urban Counter-Terrorism Special Forces Group that carried out kidnappings and assassinations. Another Colombian mercenary arrested in Haiti was Francisco Eladio Uribe Ochoa, who w…

Staff (2021-07-21). DEA agent arrested for participating in US Capitol riot, allegedly flashing his badge & firearm while off duty. rt.com An off-duty US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent who allegedly flashed his badge and gun while standing outside the Capitol during the January 6 riot has been arrested for entering a restricted area with a firearm. | The agent, Mark Sami Ibrahim of Orange County, California, also stands accused of making a false statement to Department of Justice investigators because he denied displaying his badge or pistol at the Capitol, according to an

Titlealden Global Capital Is Killing the Newsroom (2021-07-21). Alden Global Capital Is Killing the Newsroom. commondreams.org Islamophobia must be seen within the larger context of the toxic anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiments, now defining factors in shaping modern European politics.

Peter Koenig (2021-07-21). Carbon Neutral Green Finance — China May Take the Lead into a Post-Pandemic World. globalresearch.ca

Norman Solomon (2021-07-21). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? zcomm.org Nina Turner is very scary — to power brokers who've been spending big money and political capital to keep her out of Congress…

José A. Amesty R. (2021-07-21). Cuba sale triunfante y dicta cátedras estratégicas. globalizacion.ca Sin duda alguna, los acontecimientos del 11 de julio en Cuba, lo que ocasionaron fue que Cuba Socialista saliera triunfante y dictándonos una catedra de estrategias y tácticas para enfrentar la arremetida con claros matices de imperial. | Y es que…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-21). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-21). Jamaal Bowman Unveils $1.4 Trillion Green New Deal for Public Schools. zcomm.org Progressives in the House are aiming to get Bowman's bill incorporated into Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill,…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-21). If Biden Wants to "Stand With the Cuban People," He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade. zcomm.org It is time to end the U.S.'s economic war on Cuba…

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-07-21). If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand Recent Protests Differently. zcomm.org While the economic stranglehold has been severe, the information war against Cuba has been equally vicious…

Ted Rall (2021-07-21). The Taliban's Dramatic Military Victory. zcomm.org Not only did the Taliban win a protracted war against the world's biggest superpower, that superpower is leaving them a brand-new nation built from the ground up…

Michelle Merrill (2021-07-21). Local Organizing to Stop Line 3. indybay.org Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We're trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!

teleSUR (2021-07-21). Venezuelan Government to Hold Talks With the Private Sector. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez proposed to set up talks with the country's private sector to replace imported products and boost domestic production amid the strengthening of U.S. blockade. | RELATED: | Through import substitution, the Bolivarian government seeks to increase the internal availability of foreign currency. To that end, Rodriguez asked the private sector to increase its dome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-21). Islamophobia and Europe's demographic shifts. zcomm.org It is time for European countries to understand that their demographics are fundamentally changing and that such changes can, in fact, be beneficial to their national health…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-21). Kick Under the Table? Boris Johnson's New Move to Seize Venezuelan Gold. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan gold that remains locked in the vaults of the Bank of England is once again under threat of not being returned to Venezuela, as a result of new actions taken by Boris Johnson's government. British Prime Minister Johnson, anticipating the outcome of the last stage of the litigation over the stolen assets, has reiterated that his administration does not recognize the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | A few hours before the hearings were to continue regarding Venezuela's legal claim, demanding the return of about a billion dollars worth of the frozen asset, Johnson has launched a counter ma…

_____ (2021-07-21). 'Just Horrific': Pandemic Fuels Steepest Decline in US Life Expectancy Since WWII. commondreams.org But a party morally corrupted by Donald Trump and its own rotten behavior must not stand.

WSWS (2021-07-21). French anti-vaccine protests expose right-wing politics of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. wsws.org Unsubmissive France has sought to promote resistance to vaccinations and undermine public consciousness of the necessity for a continued struggle against the pandemic.

Alex Bainbridge (2021-07-21). Eight years on activists continue to protest 'PNG solution'. greenleft.org.au Alex Bainbridge reports on a protest to mark eight years since Kevin Rudd declared the so-called "PNG solution".

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-07-21). Advierten presión de EE.UU para que países declaren contra Cuba. telesurtv.net Las autoridades cubanas han denunciado que el Gobierno de EE.UU. recurre a maniobras injerencistas para recrudecer el bloqueo impuesto a la isla caribeña.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-21). Denuncian represión a manifestantes en ciudades de Colombia. telesurtv.net En varias regiones se reportaron hechos represivos, donde el Esmad atacó con gases y bombas aturdidoras a los manifestantes.

sputniknews (2021-07-21). US Attacks Sovereignty from Haiti to Cuba to China. sputniknews.com 'Core Group' just kinda decided who the Haitian government is; Dems push for decriminalizing marijuana; NSO spyware exposed; US attacks on Cuba and China connected…

Patrick McDonald (2021-07-21). UN ranks Australia last on climate in sustainability goals. greenleft.org.au The United Nations has designated Australia as having done the least out of 193 countries to combat climate change. Patrick McDonald reports.

David Bacon (2021-07-21). This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers. thenation.com This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers…

MILPA Collective (2021-07-21). Domestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World. indybay.org Watsonville, CA – Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time.

City of Santa Cruz Parks, Recreation (2021-07-21). Saturday 7/31: Significant Tree Walk with Urban Forester Leslie Keedy. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz…

Suzanne James (2021-07-21). Will the new super changes be enough? greenleft.org.au While the changes to superannuation have been welcomed by many, workers in the gig economy and women remain at risk of being left behind. Suzanne James reports.

_____ (2021-07-21). Progress or War: On Islamophobia and Europe's Demographic Shifts. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-07-21). Roger Waters: Cuba siempre ha sido un símbolo de lucha contra el imperialismo. cubadebate.cu En entrevista para el medio Peoples Dispatch, el músico británico Roger Waters, uno de los fundadores de la banda de rock Pink Floyd señaló sobre Cuba: " Ha resistido desde que derrotó a la tiranía de Batista liderada y dirigida por los Estados Unidos (…) Han podido mantenerse ahí. Son una espina en el costado de la doctrina Monroe".

Gerardo Szalkowicz (2021-07-21). Cerrar filas con Cuba sin romantizarla. globalizacion.ca Cuba volvió a estar en el ojo del huracán, como cíclicamente hace 62 años, y la maquinaria mediática mundial acompañada por una mega-ingeniería de bots desplegó toda su artillería inundando pantallas y confundiendo subjetividades. | De este lado de la mecha…

Staff (2021-07-21). Resistance of Afghan people resulted in US heavy defeat. en.mehrnews.com Referring to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, Fatemiyoun Brigade saud that this heavy defeat is the result of the internal and external resistance of all the Muslim people of Afghanistan.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

Class Conscious Pnotographers (2021-07-21). Friday 7/23: Housing! – an outdoor photo exhibit and reception. indybay.org Fence | 1229 23rd Avenue (off International Blvd.) | Oakland, CA 94606…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

Jacob Morrison (2021-07-21). Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice. zcomm.org Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine…

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-21). Tuesday 7/27: The Assimilation of Jews in China — a Talk by Dr. Kang Liao. indybay.org Free, virtual event on Zoom. Register at www.tinyurl.com/Zoom-Kang-Liao for the join link. | Also live-streamed from Monterey, CA on MPJC's YouTube Channel: www.tinyurl.com/MPJC-YouTube-Channel…

_____ (2021-07-21). The Idiocracy of America: Corporate Control Over Public Functions. commondreams.org In the past couple of years Alden's profiteers have steadily plundered the Daily News, eliminating half of its newsroom staff.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-21). Kremlin: Russian Hypersonic Missiles Reaction to U.S. Missile Shield Near Its Borders. globalresearch.ca

Honor the Earth (2021-07-21). Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line. indybay.org Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, was among the women arrested today defending the Shell River from the construction of Enbridge Line 3.

Paul Walder (2021-07-21). Primarias chilenas 2021: Un espectáculo exclusivo de la clase política. globalizacion.ca Las primarias para las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre vuelven a expresar el desinterés de los chilenos y chilenas por la política tradicional. Apenas un poco más de tres millones de electores ejercieron su voto por alguno de los candidatos. Tres…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-21). Wednesday 8/4: Immigration Nation: Understanding and Addressing the Weaponization of Immigration in U.S. indybay.org Online / webinar…

Mariana àÅlvarez Orellana (2021-07-21). Proclamado presidente, Castillo llama a la unidad y genera esperanzas populares. globalizacion.ca Fue una larga, larga espera, marcada por tensiones y permanentes amenazas golpistas, pero finalmente el Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (JNE) de Perú proclamó como presidente electo al profesor y sindicalista de izquierda Pedro Castillo, de 51 años, quien se impuso…

Manfred Krenn (2021-07-21). Housing and Public Employment. indybay.org A public employment policy geared to societal needs could make a decisive contribution to achieving several socially desirable goals at the same time: to permanently increase the crisis security of society; and to decisively reduce unemployment; to strengthen the quality of social infrastructures in the long term.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-21). Imperial athletes set their sights on this year's Tokyo Olympic Games. imperial.ac.uk Imperial athletes head to Tokyo to compete in this year's Summer Olympic Games.

Art Persyko (2021-07-21). Tuesday 7/20: What Can We Do About Voter Suppression & The Threat To Democracy? Activists Respond. indybay.org Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/86273983265; Meeting ID: 862 7398 3265; | call in: 1 669 900 9128, then enter 862 7398 3265 ##…

Staff (2021-07-21). China Points to the US as Main Source of Cyberattacks. orinocotribune.com Beijing (Sputnik) — The United States is the main source of cyberattacks that are launched throughout the world, stated Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, while commenting on similar accusations that Washington has made against Beijing. | A senior US administration official told reporters on Monday, July 19, that a group of US allies and partners, including the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO, have all joined the United States "in exposing and criticizing the malicious cyberattacks organized by the Chinese National Security Ministr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-21). Stop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein. indybay.org Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars.

Alex Salmon (2021-07-21). Protesters call for an end to the punitive refugee policy. greenleft.org.au Protesters marked eight years since the Kevin Rudd government announced he would stop asylum seekers arriving by boat from ever settling in Australia. Alex Salmon reports.

_____ (2021-07-21). Siberia Faces 'Airpocalypse' as Unprecedented Wildfires Engulf Region in Toxic Smoke. commondreams.org What's at stake in the special election is whether progressives will gain a dynamic champion in the House of Representatives.

Nathaniel Linderman (2021-07-21). Pfizer Vaccine Confirmed to Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases: Study. globalresearch.ca

WSWS Repost (2021-07-21). Six months of the Biden administration—A balance sheet. indybay.org The policies of the Biden administration have entirely failed to resolve the social crisis in America and they cannot, because they are based on the framework of American capitalism.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-21). Saturday 8/7: 17th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA…

John Nichols (2021-07-21). Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. thenation.com Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-07-21). Online events w) Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20), featuring people such as Sarah Jaffe, Jonathon Porritt, Gilbert Achcar, Mariana Mazzucato, Javier Cordova, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-07-21). Bolsonaro quiere un "Mercoliberal" globalizacion.ca Cuando en varias regiones del mundo se forman alianzas económicas para tratar de frenar los embates de la globalización, el mandatario de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro que acaba de ocupar la presidencia pro tempore del Mercado de Sur (Mercosur) quiere convertir…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-21). Tuesday 8/10: Know Your Rights: Employment Rights For People With Conviction Histories. indybay.org Online workshop / webinar…

Kiki Monifa (2021-07-21). Make Room for the Non-Binary. progressive.org As our racial reckoning in this country continues, it should be inclusive of genderqueer and non-binary folks.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Working toward more diversity in orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of all the medical and surgical subspecialties, orthopedic surgery historically has had the lowest percentage of women and minorities. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department is working to change that. This summer, two female medical students are participating in an eight-week clinical and research internship in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program was developed by Nth Dimensions, an organization that seeks to bring more women and minorities into the profession. "I think it's important…

Dan Freeman-Maloy (2021-07-21). Israel's Antisemitism Ruse. zcomm.org When Racists Claim Victimhood…

Abhijan Choudhury (2021-07-21). Extent of Saudi prison torture revealed in new report. peoplesdispatch.org The report by the Human Rights Watch exposes the lack of accountability for the extreme acts of torture, as well as the complicity of the Saudi legal and other institutions in covering up and enabling these human rights violations to continue unabated…

Pierre Leblanc (2021-07-21). Canadá, saca tus garras colonialistas de Haití. globalizacion.ca Las imposiciones diseñadas por Canadá e impulsadas por Estados Unidos y sus consecuencias para el pueblo haitiano son implacables. El Core Group ungió a una sucesión de presidentes, que han robado a su pueblo y matado con absoluta impunidad. | Apenas…

Chris McGreal (2021-07-21). How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action. thenation.com How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-07-21). Wednesday 7/21: Haiti in Crisis: Teach-in w/ Human Rights Activists Pierre Labossiere & Seth Donnelly. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

_____ (2021-07-21). 'A Death Sentence for So Many': Rich Nations Once Again Block Progress on Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org "I myself had never seen a change this big except in the history books," said Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer.

Nicolás Lynch (2021-07-21). Perú: øConsenso o hegemonía? globalizacion.ca La desesperación de las huestes fujimoristas en los últimos días, que los hacen recurrir crecientemente a la violencia, es una muestra de que sus reclamos por un supuesto fraude electoral, ha sido derrotados y el país se acerca a la…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-07-21). Progressives Around the Country Are Recalling Sewer Socialism's Proud History. thenation.com Progressives Around the Country Are Recalling Sewer Socialism's Proud History…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-07-21). Friday 7/23: Strategy Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org Behind the County Building (701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz)…

Project Censored (2021-07-21). Dan Kovalik Speaks About his Latest Work, Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture. projectcensored.org This week's program presents edited audio of a July 13, 2021 Zoom conversation in which Mickey hosted a KPFA event with author Dan Kovalik. Kovalik spoke about his latest work,…

Elie Mystal (2021-07-21). The Democrats Are Bungling Voting Rights—but Not in the Way You Think. thenation.com The Democrats Are Bungling Voting Rights—but Not in the Way You Think…

Cristóbal León Campos (2021-07-21). Una convocatoria zapatista por la justicia. globalizacion.ca En su último comunicado el Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) ha llamado a participar en la Consulta Popular que se efectuará el 1 de agosto para expresar la voluntad de enjuiciar a los ex presidentes Carlos Salinas, Ernesto Zedillo,…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-21). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Michael Harris (2021-07-21). Wednesday 7/28: 2021 National Buffalo Soldier Day – Union Square and SF National Cemetery. indybay.org Meet up at Union Square at the Dewey Statue and then we travel to the SF Presidio National Cemetery to honor 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day…

Labor Viideo Project (2021-07-21). Oakland Maritime Workers Protest Sale of Howard Terminal To Billionaire A's Owner Fisher. indybay.org Maritime workers from ILWU Local 10, SUP and MMP spoke out at Oakland City Hall to protest the sale of Howard Terminal to A's GAP billionaire owner John Fisher. The rally took place before the vote on July 20, 2021…

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2021-07-21). Tuesday 8/3: Amah Mutsun Fire Relationships. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register for Zoom Link: | www.santacruzmuseum.org/8-3-amah-mutsun-fire-relationships/

Nina Chestney (2021-07-21). Rich Nations 'Must Consign Coal Power to History,' Says the UK COP26 President. thenation.com Rich Nations 'Must Consign Coal Power to History,' Says the UK COP26 President…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-21). Wednesday 7/21: Pulling Back from the Brink: ReBuilding and Securing U.S. Democracy. indybay.org Online webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

_____ (2021-07-21). 'Tremendous News for Workers and Consumers': Biden Picks Kanter as DOJ Antitrust Chief. commondreams.org Our entire political system is designed to let corporate money speak, through campaign contributions and corporate lobbying.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

Moderator (2021-07-21). The Everlasting Tax Shelter for Billionaires. scheerpost.com Florent Lamoureux / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Bob Lord and Sarah Anderson | OtherWords Remember the Everlasting Gobstopper from Willie Wonka's chocolate factory? Designed for children "with very little pocket money," it lasted forever, never got smaller, and was perpetually flavorful. There's a non-fiction equivalent, except it's only for billionaires. We call it the Everlasting Tax Shelter…

Lynda Carson (2021-07-21). The A.W.O.L. sailors of the USS Midway in Alameda and San Francisco during the early 70s. indybay.org The USS Midway in 1975 Off The Coast of Vietnam:…

WSWS (2021-07-21). University of Liverpool presses ahead with job cuts plan in collaboration with University and College Union. wsws.org After months of protests from staff at the university, the number of redundancies was reduced to 24. That the university was not forced to take the cuts completely off the table was due to the role played by the University and College Union.

John W. Whitehead (2021-07-21). The State of Our Nation: Still Divided, Enslaved and Locked Down. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-21). Republicans Believe Lying Will Make It So—And They May Be Right. commondreams.org "Wildfires in Siberia have now burned through 3.7 million acres of land, destroying vast swaths of forest. We are in a climate emergency."

Larsen Associates (2021-07-21). Monday 8/2: Barbara Lee – Special Oakland Sneak Preview. indybay.org Grand Lake Theater – 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610…

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