2021-07-19: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-19). Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention. peoplesdispatch.org Six people, including well-known political activist Esraa Abdel Fattah, were released from prison in Egypt on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. Others released on Sunday, July 18, include human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Masry; journalists Mostafa al-Asar, Moataz Wadnan and Gamal al-Gammal; and deputy head of the Socialist People's Alliance Party Abdel Nasser Ismail. The six political detainees were released over the last two days as a gesture from the government in the lead-up to the Islamic holidays. They were being held in pre-trial detention, which comes with a legal limit of two years beyond wh…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-07-19). Why Israel isn't different from "the settlements" electronicintifada.net Judges approve the forcible transfer of Palestinians, settlers give the final push.

Staff (2021-07-19). 84-hour weeks: A striking Frito-Lay worker describes horrors of working for chip giant. therealnews.com Hundreds of workers at the Frito-Lay manufacturing and distribution plant in Topeka, Kansas, have been on strike since July 5. Workers at Frito-Lay have endured years of disrespect, and many at the plant have seen their wages stagnate and fall behind other employers in the area. On top of that, workers have been caught in a horrible cycle that was greatly exacerbated by COVID 19: While more people stayed home during the pandemic and ate a lot more chips, the incredibly high turnover at Frito-Lay means that folks who stayed on have been forced to work longer hours, with some pulling 12-hour shifts seven days…

Al Neal (2021-07-19). With Tokyo Olympics five days away, COVID makes things surreal. peoplesworld.org After a yearlong pandemic delay, followed by months of public speculation—"will it or won't it happen"—the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are now just five days away. The usual televised Olympic events will take place, fans will be watching in excitement, but it will also be something different. Something a bit surreal. There will …

Mike Ervin (2021-07-19). Smart Ass Cripple: The Search for the Perfect Exploitable Worker. progressive.org With the pandemic causing millions of workers to forgo crappy, low-wage jobs, employers are now scrambling to find people to exploit. That's where the disabled come in.

John Buell (2021-07-19). This time, it is the Students and the Unions that the Gov't Needs to Bail out for a Healthy Economy. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Digging our way back out of the pandemic recession will not be easy, but we have the advantage of knowing what worked and did not work in the 2008 crisis. Any policy choice today does not operate on a blank slate. No one knows this more than …

WSWS (2021-07-19). Urgent action is necessary to stop the US Delta variant surge! wsws.org The United States is in the midst of a major new upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic that threatens a "wave of infection" throughout the country.

Andrew Korybko (2021-07-19). Poland Should Follow Ukraine's Lead by Using China to Balance the US. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-19). Exposed: Fake News Campaign Misrepresents Havana Demonstrations (Alan MacLeod). orinocotribune.com On Sunday, July 18, renowned MintPress News journalist Alan MacLeod exposed the anti-Cuba fake news operation launched by Fox News in the United States. He revealed the true messages on posters displayed by protesters in support of the Revolution on the streets of Havana. Fox News network had tried to distort reality in Cuba by using a video with blurred banners to present a demonstration in favor of the Cuban government as a demonstration against it. | "Fox News' editors blurred out the signs at what they claimed were 'anti-government' demonstrations in Cuba because they said things like 'Long live the Cuban Rev…

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-19). The Bay of Tweets: Documents Point to US Hand in Cuba Protests. globalresearch.ca

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-19). The bay of Tweets: documents point to U.S. hand in Cuba protests. mronline.org The U.S. government can cause economic misery for the Cuban people, but it cannot, it appears, convince them to overthrow their government. | July 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-19). Breaking through the western media propaganda coverage of Cuba protests. mronline.org While there are plenty of reasons for ordinary Cubans to currently feel disenchanted about life on the island, there are also strong suspicions that these protests were not quite the grassroots uprising they were made out to be in the U.S. press. | July 19, 2021…

Staff (2021-07-19). Peru: Electoral Authority Confirms Pedro Castillo's Victory. orinocotribune.com Due to her false allegations of electoral fraud seeking to annul votes from rural areas where Castillo won with wide margins, the prosecution has initiated an investigation against Keiko Fujimori for crimes against the right to vote and false statements. | Peruvian electoral justice authority finished reviewing, and rejected, due to lack of evidence, all the claims of right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori to annul the votes obtained by Pedro Castillo, a method by which she had tried to snatch the victory from the leftist candidate. Thus, after a long wait of more than a month, it has been confirmed that the rural t…

Ali Abunimah (2021-07-19). Why isn't Israel held accountable for spying on journalists? electronicintifada.net NSO Group's Pegasus spyware used more extensively than previously known, investigation finds.

WSWS (2021-07-19). COVID-19 cases across the US have more than doubled in the last two weeks. wsws.org The surge of infections across the United States with the hyper-transmissible Delta variant has commenced as the vaccination campaign has stalled, leaving millions unvaccinated and vulnerable.

Ralph Nader (2021-07-19). The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-19). Americans Are Calling For Freedom In The US. popularresistance.org The hashtag #SOSUSA became one of Twitter's top political trends this weekend, as thousands of Americans posted calling for freedom in the United States and protesting poverty, police brutality, and a lack of free healthcare. | Many of…

Aviva Chomsky (2021-07-19). Migration Is Not the Crisis: What Washington Could Really Do in Central America. juancole.com By Aviva Chomsky | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Earlier this month, a Honduran court found David Castillo, a U.S.-trained former Army intelligence officer and the head of an internationally financed hydroelectric company, guilty of the 2016 murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres. His company was building a dam that threatened the traditional lands …

Moderator (2021-07-19). What Biden Could Really Do to Help Central America. scheerpost.com Peter Haden / CC BY 2.0] By Aviva Chomsky / TomDispatch Earlier this month, a Honduran court found David Castillo, a U.S.-trained former Army intelligence officer and the head of an internationally financed hydroelectric company, guilty of the 2016 murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres. His company was building a dam that threatened the traditional lands and water sources of the… |

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-07-19). Canadian Doctor Defies Gag Order and Tells the Public How the Moderna COVID Injections Killed and Permanently Disabled Indigenous People in His Community. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in April 2021. | Charles Hoffe has …

Saqib Sheikh — Elise Arya Chen (2021-07-19). Challenging Supremacy: BLM, Palestine and the Struggle for Equal Rights in Burma. counterpunch.org The recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza in May, which resulted in 248 Palestinian and 12 Israeli lives lost, may just seem like the latest in a series of tragedies in that region. Yet this clash may actually mark a turning point in the long-running conflict. What set it apart is not the

Rainer Shea (2021-07-19). Gaza: a Vision of What Capital & Empire Intend for the Rest of the Globe. orinocotribune.com In this era of decline for U.S. imperialist hegemony and contraction in capital, colonialism increasingly asserts itself through crude and haphazard exercises in profit-driven brutality. Like how the Roman empire during its era of decay

Fight Back (2021-07-19). Memphis rallies in support of Palestine. fightbacknews.org Memphis, TN – On July 17, over 40 people gathered at the intersection of South Cooper Street and Young Avenue here for a rally called by the Memphis chapter of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, in coalition with Memphis Voices for Palestine. Representatives from Never Again TN and Jewish Memphians for Social Justice, two Jewish-led organizations, were also present. | The rally was called in response to a small Christian Zionist protest in East Memphis, a neighborhood that most of Memphis' Jewish population calls home, one week earlier. That rally brought traffic to a screeching halt, forcing the residents…

William Manson (2021-07-19). Those Oh-So-Agreeable Algorithms. dissidentvoice.org Just before leaving the socialist U.S. to settle in a "truly freedom-loving" country (Brazil), Patrick R. Henry, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, posted this final message on his blog: I've had it — as you already know. For — how long has it been? — decades, I've been trying to alert folks to the ever-tightening …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-19). How CDN Providers Break the Internet. globalresearch.ca

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-19). Pakistan's Geo-economics Is Working Well. asia-pacificresearch.com

Juan Cole (2021-07-19). Palestinian-Israeli Party in Gov't Warns of "Religious War" over Violent Squatter Invasion of al-Aqsa Mosque Complex. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that early on Sunday morning, hundreds of Israeli squatter-settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the direction of the Moors Gate, with heavy guard by the Israeli security forces. An attempt was made to exclude Palestinians from the Mosque and its environs. In …

Staff (2021-07-19). 'With Biden's help we will prevail' says Belarusian opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya, calling on Americans to oust Lukashenko. rt.com The self-described leader of Belarus' opposition movement, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has called on US politicians to support her bid to remove her country's embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko, as part of her visit to Washington. | In an interview with the National Interest magazine, published on Sunday, the 39-year-old activist, who has been living abroad since last summer's Belarusian presidential election,

Staff (2021-07-19). Gang Members Captured During Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro in Petare: 7 from Wilexis & 2 from El Coqui. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, July 17, the Deputy Minister of Prevention and Citizen Security, General Endes Palencia, reported that nine criminals have been captured by security forces during the deployment of Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro in Petare. Seven of them were connected to the Wilexis criminal gang and two of them were from Cota 905, where the El Coqui gang operates. | He highlighted that officials from different national security bodies participated in this operation with the aim of guaranteeing peace and tranquility to the people of Petare. | He explained that the data and all the details related to the ide…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-19). Honoring the suffragists, women in white march for voting rights. peoplesworld.org

Kourosh Karimi-Cherkandi, Michelle Maldonado (2021-07-19). Nurses at Keck Hospital of USC strike for patient safety. liberationnews.org "We've been in contract negotiations for the past eight months, fighting for fair wages, but mainly patient safety," said Kerri Dodgens, an ICU nurse at Keck.

Francis Erdman (2021-07-19). Blockchain for the people? A progressive perspective on the technology. peoplesworld.org There are many myths and misunderstandings about blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. This largely because many (not all) people who work in that space come at it either from a global capitalist mindset and/or some flavor of libertarian/anarchist mindset. They are seeking to politicize something which is after all just a …

Michele de Mello (2021-07-19). ELN believes 2022 elections in Colombia will "likely favor peace" peoplesdispatch.org At 211 years of independence and six decades of armed conflict, Colombia remains mired in violence. ELN commander Aureliano Carbonell discusses the challenges to building peace…

Workers World Party (2021-07-19). Celebrate the Cuban Revolution with Workers World! workers.org Workers World/Mundo Obrero joins with the Cuban people in celebrating the 68th anniversary of an event which changed the course of history for their island nation. On July 26, 1953, Cuban revolutionaries boldly attacked the Moncada garrison in Santiago de Cuba and simultaneously conducted a siege of the army barracks . . . |

Blake Skylar (2021-07-19). In Germany and worldwide, climate change-fueled weather crisis wreaks havoc. peoplesworld.org Floods caused by global warming in Germany have left 108 people dead and at least 1,300 others missing. The tragedy is the latest in a pattern of natural disasters worldwide, highlighting the dire reality that devastating weather events will continue and worsen due to climate change. Days before turbid waves ripped through the western part …

Staff (2021-07-19). Washington Post's branding of Russians & Chinese as 'uncivilized' betrays the latent xenophobia fueling America's New Cold War. rt.com Who is truly civilized? Well, according to a column in the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post over the weekend, it certainly isn't Russia or China. While the content is unoriginal, its Neo-Cold War attitude sparked outrage online. | The piece, by George F. Will,

_____ (2021-07-19). New Yorkers Rally For Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force "intelligence" analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents revealing atrocities of the U.S. drone program and details of its inner workings, such as the creation of "kill" lists. The event was organized by BanKillerDrones.org and held at an art installation by Sam Durant called "Untitled (drone)." | On Tuesday, July 27th, truth-teller Daniel Hale is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court, possibly up to 10 years in prison, after pleading guil…

Nan McCurdy, Nora McCurdy (2021-07-19). Evo Morales Denounces New U.S.-Led Operation Condor. covertactionmagazine.com Plan follows precedent of 1970s state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists. Operation Condor was a U.S.-directed secret intelligence program in the 1970s and early '80s in six South American U.S.-backed dictatorships—Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay—that resulted in the torture and "disappearance" of thousands of people. The victims included dissidents and leftists, union and peasant …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-19). Plan Condor II: South America's Right-Wing and the US "United Behind Bolivian Coup" libya360.wordpress.com Nathalia Urban According to the spokesman of the Bolivian government Jorge Richter, Brazil and Chile may have been involved in clashes between protesters and security forces that took place in the country following the resignation of Evo Morales in 2019. Richter said that possible international collaboration will now be investigated, without giving further details. Richter's…

ecns.cn (2021-07-19). China calls on WHO to oppose politicization in further COVID origin study. ecns.cn China's Foreign Ministry on Monday called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to maintain its scientific and professional position in tracing the origins of COVID-19 and firmly oppose the politicization of the matter as it prepares for the second phase of study.

WSWS (2021-07-19). UK government proceeds with criminal "Freedom Day" and junks COVID safety measures. wsws.org In the last seven days, Britain recorded 296,768 new cases of COVID-19, up 41 percent on the previous week and the second highest seven-day total in the world. Only Indonesia with 341,749 cases, but with a population of 276.5 million—four times the size of Britain—recorded more.

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-19). French Face 6 Months in Jail for Entering a Bar or Restaurant Without a COVID Pass. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-19). Many health workers across Australia remain unvaccinated as coronavirus outbreak spirals out of control. wsws.org With a major COVID outbreak in Sydney and Melbourne, there are still tens of thousands of aged care workers who have not been vaccinated, as a result of government policies.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-19). Dr. David Martin: There Is No "Delta" Variant — "Novel" Coronavirus Known as COVID-19 Was Patented Two Decades Ago. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-19). Only International Solidarity Can Defeat Covid For Good. popularresistance.org In early March of this year, I was in a hospital bed in Delhi for a week following a Covid diagnosis. This was just about four weeks before the second wave hit the country, showcasing the dystopic deadliness of the virus. It was strangely calm at that time with fewer than ten Covid patients at the facility; the same hospital was recently treating close to 400. | I'd occasionally chat with the nurses who recalled the 'Covid times' earlier in the year when each nurse had to attend to up to a dozen patients at a time. But thankfully that, they said, was in the past; the virus had been controlled. Later, I thought of…

WSWS (2021-07-19). Australian ruling elite demands an end to all lockdowns as COVID crisis escalates. wsws.org There is a clamour from big business for governments to take on popular sentiment, lift all restrictions and let the virus rip.

Julian Rose (2021-07-19). The Covid Protagonists "State of Engineered Chaos": Forming the Cells of the Global Resistance. globalresearch.ca

Amnesty International (2021-07-19). Forensic Methodology Report: How to Catch Israel's NSO Group's Pegasus. globalresearch.ca The [Israel …

Global Research News (2021-07-19). Selected Articles: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca By

Staff (2021-07-19). Presidente cubano visita plantas productoras de medicamentos e insumos médicos para enfrentar la COVID-19. cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visita la planta de insumos médicos del Centro de Neurociencias, en el municipio habanero de Playa, donde están enclavadas las líneas de producción de mascarillas quirúrgicas y de hisopos para las pruebas de la COVID-19. Antes estuvo en la Empresa Laboratorios Farmacéuticos AICA.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-19). Russia To Present Upgraded Air-Launched Cruise Missile With Dual Warhead During MAKS-2021 (Photos). southfront.org Su-30 fighter jets. Photo: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russia will present an upgraded variant of the Kh-59MK air-launched cruise missile during the MAKS-2021 Air Show which will open its doors on July 20. | Photos of the new variant, dubbed Kh-59MKM, surfaced online on July 19. According to the missile manufacturer, JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), the variant was designed to destroy fortified, stationary ground targets. | The missile is armed with a 40 kilograms pre-charge consisting of four small shaped charges and a…

Staff (2021-07-19). Native Youth Lead Return of 10 Children's Remains From Carlisle Indian School. truthout.org Image Credit: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection/LOC | The remains of nine Indigenous children were buried by the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota after being transferred back from the former Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, where the children were forcibly sent over 140 years ago. Carlisle was the first government boarding school off reservation land, and it set the standard for other schools with its motto, "Kill the Indian, Save the Man." The schools were known for their brutal assimila…

Staff (2021-07-19). Oxfam Slams Bezos Space Trip as Billions Suffer on Earth. truthout.org With billionaire Jeff Bezos set to take flight into space Tuesday aboard an unpiloted "We've now reached stratospheric ine…

Staff (2021-07-19). Migration Is Not a "Crisis." It's Survival and Resistance to Ongoing Genocide. truthout.org Earlier this month, a Honduran court

Staff (2021-07-19). Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5T Reconciliation Bill. truthout.org When the idea of the reconciliation bill was Though it's yet unclear what exactly is in the reconciliation bill, lawmakers like Sanders and Ma…

Staff (2021-07-19). If Biden Wants to "Stand With the Cuban People," He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade. truthout.org The corporate media have been

Ian Angus (2021-07-19). Ecosocialist Bookshelf — For a people's green new deal. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People's Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

Susan Price (2021-07-19). Ecosocialist Bookshelf – For a people's green new deal. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People's Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

repost (2021-07-19). Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Millions in Stock Trades in Companies She Actively Regulates. indybay.org Pelosi is in charge of regulating companies that she and her husband own…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-19). Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good? indybay.org Pluses and Minuses…

Still We Rise (2021-07-19). Let Cuba Live Video Exposes Embargo by Failed US State. indybay.org The ANSWER Coalition has an excellent Webinar broadcast on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, now on Youtube, describing the latest attempt of the failed state, the United States, to overthrow the socialist government of Cuba. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkwYhzAt8Fk

Oakland Privacy (2021-07-19). Wednesday 8/18: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

SCC Single Payer Coalition & others (2021-07-19). Saturday 7/24: Pass M4A Now! San Francisco March & Rally for Medicare for All. indybay.org San Francisco: 1 Ferry Building at the Embarcadero Plaza…

N. Evans (2021-07-19). New Catholic Freedom Newsletter (Updated 7-16-21). indybay.org A Small Occasional Catholic Newsletter Influenced by the Ideas of Benjamin Tucker, P.J. Proudhon, Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, Noam Chomsky, the Claretians, as well as the Second Vatican Council. Edited by Nicholas Evans…

Hands Off Yemen, Action Corps, CODEPINK, UAWM (2021-07-19). Friday 7/16: Stop the U.S.-Saudi War on Yemen. indybay.org SF Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103…

United We Dream (2021-07-19). Friday 7/16: Emergency Webinar on DACA Ruling & Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online via livestream recording…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-19). Saturday 7/17: La Honda: Good Trouble Protest for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Post Office sidewalk, 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda, CA 94020 | Peaceful Action. Masks & follow all current COVID guidlines.

Staff (2021-07-19). Los dígitos se van de viaje, viaje sorprendente y finales creativos. cubadebate.cu Este acertijo lo dedico a un destacado acertijando camagàºeyano que se recupera de la covid-19, llegue a él toda nuestra energía positiva. Ya descubriremos su identidad. Pondremos a prueba conocimientos, habilidades numéricas; pensamiento vertical y lateral. Y para balancear un ejercicio de buscar finales creativos y con humor criollo.

Staff (2021-07-19). Cuba reporta 6 505 nuevos casos positivos a la COVID-19, 61 fallecidos y más de 10 mil altas médicas (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cuba confirmó al cierre de este domingo 6 505 casos positivos a la COVID-19, 61 fallecidos y 10 481 altas médicas, informó en conferencia de prensa el doctor Francisco Durán García, director nacional de Epidemiología del Ministerio de Salud Pública. En la jornada de ayer, dijo, se procesaron 44 310 muestras en los laboratorios de biología molecular del país.

Staff (2021-07-19). Fallece médico internacionalista cubano en Santiago de Cuba. cubadebate.cu Este domingo, a las 3 de la tarde, luego de una cruenta batalla con la COVID-19, falleció en Santiago de Cuba, el médico internacionalista Graciliano Díaz Bartolo. Integrante de la primera brigada cubana que fue a auxiliar al pueblo de Lombardía, azotado por la pandemia.

Staff (2021-07-19). Díaz-Canel destaca solidaridad del sector privado en tiempos de pandemia: °Somos un solo pueblo! cubadebate.cu Díaz-Canel destacó la solidaridad de los trabajadores por cuenta propia, quienes en estos tiempos de pandemia se han sumado a la lucha contra el coronavirus. En su cuenta en Twitter elogió el gesto de privados residentes en Santa Clara que fueron este Día de los Niños al Hospital de Campaña donde son atendidos 50 niños positivos a la COVID-19.

Staff (2021-07-19). COVID-19 en el mundo: Reino Unido estrena el primer día sin restricciones por coronavirus con los casos disparados. cubadebate.cu Reino Unido estrena hoy el llamado Día de la Libertad, una jornada en la que quedan eliminadas las últimas restricciones por la pandemia, lo que se acomete pese a que la comunidad científica se muestra contraria y se prevé que las infecciones en el país —que rondan ahora los 50 000 positivos diarios— alcanzarán los 200 000 al día a finales de verano.

Staff (2021-07-19). Organización Panamericana de la Salud donará 12 toneladas de insumos médicos a Cuba. cubadebate.cu En las redes sociales, la OPS dio a conocer que el cargamento incluye medicamentos, test de laboratorios y protectores faciales, así como otros medios de protección. Cuba enfrenta en los últimos tiempos una adversa situación epidemiológica asociada a la Covid-19, con cifras de contagios que superan los seis mil por día.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-19). 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 (2021-07-19). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-19). 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 (2021-07-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The new work-life balancing act. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people work. As vaccination rates increase, some people are returning to the office. But many companies have opted to keep their employees working from home permanently. This change has positive and negative side effects, including the mental health aspects of working from home. "Any time there are changes, it can be challenging for people, particularly when you're not used to working from home," says Dr. Greg Couser, a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-19). New vaccine platform invented by Mayo enters COVID-19 clinical trial. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. A novel single-cycle adenovirus vaccine platform developed by Mayo Clinic will be used to target multiple infectious diseases and cancer indications, beginning with a phase 1 clinical study using the platform as a vaccine for COVID-19. Developed to enhance the expression of target antigens, the single-cycle adenovirus platform is under investigation for its ability to amplify immune responses. In contrast to replication-defective…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-19). 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 (2021-07-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

sputniknews (2021-07-19). Private Israeli Spyware Used Against Activists, Journalists Worldwide, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The software Pegasus, developed by Israel's NSO Group and used by government agencies to track criminals and terrorists, was deployed by state services to hack private phones of activists, journalists, and opposition figures around the world, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 other media outlets.

sputniknews (2021-07-19). As Hunger in Gaza is Rising, a Local Embarks on an Initiative to Feed the Poor. sputniknews.com Half of the Gaza Strip's population lives below the poverty line, which is why purchasing meat for the Eid al-Adha holiday that commences on Tuesday is beyond the means of many of the Palestinian enclave's residents.

sputniknews (2021-07-19). Chinese Scientists Point to Natural Origins of COVID-19. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Multiple Chinese scientists have come to the conclusion that the novel coronavirus has natural origins and could not have been artificially created, a new report published by the Science China Life Sciences academic journal says.

sputniknews (2021-07-19). Bill Gates and George Soros Reportedly Team up for Buyout of UK Coronavirus Testing Company. sputniknews.com The billionaires are close to buying a company which has managed to develop a 10-minute COVID-19 test that it aims to make for as little as $1.

Staff (2021-07-19). Headlines for July 19, 2021. democracynow.org COVID Cases on the Rise Among Olympic Athletes Days Ahead of Tokyo Opening Ceremony, Boris Johnson Self-Isolates as U.K. Reopens; Mass Protests in France over COVID Measures, Delta Variant Spreads Across Africa, Latin America, Where Vaccines Are Sorely Lacking, Young Children at Risk as U.S. Cases Surge in Areas with Low Vaccination Rates, DOJ Set to Challenge U.S. Judge Ruling Declaring DACA Unlawful, Israeli Spyware Company's Software Targeted Phones of Journalists and Politicians Around the World, Death Toll in Western Europe Flash Floods Nears 200; 70 Major Wildfires Rage in Western U.S., Colombian Police Say…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Israeli Software Company's Spyware Used To Target Hundreds Of Journalists, Activists. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An Israeli company's spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations, published on July 18th. | One of the organizations, The Washington Post, said the Pegasus spyware licensed by Israel-based NSO Group also was used to target phones belonging to two women close to Jamal Khashoggi, a Post columnist murdered at a Sa…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 18, the Afghan Army reportedly recaptured Surkhe Parsa district in Parwan province | On July 18, the Afghan Army reportedly recaptured Malistan district in Ghazni province | On July 19,Taliban captured Najrab district in Kapisa province | 233 Taliban militants were killed and 88 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Jowzjan, Sar-e Pol, Faryab, Balkh, Helmand, Takhar and Kunduz provinces during the last 24 hours,…

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Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Israeli Police Clears Palestinian Worshippers So Israeli Tourists Can Visit Mosque. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 18th, Israeli policed stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and launched tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at worshippers at Islam's third holiest site in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian media. | Israeli police forcefully evacuated Muslim worshippers to clear the way for the Jewish visitors in one of the most sensitive venues in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, said Palestinian officials. | The Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs parts of the Israeli…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-19). OPEC+ Agrees To Boost Output After Saudi-UAE Reach Production Compromise. southfront.org Illustrative image | Originally published by Two weeks after OPEC+ seemed on the verge of yet another collapse when UAE balked at the latest OPEC+ output deal which all other oil exporters agreed to except the small Gulf nation, the oil producing cartel and its Russia-led oil-producing allies agreed to gradually add more oil supplies to the market, ending a two-week spat between Saudi Arabia and th…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Military Situation In Yemen On July 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 137 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Rahbah area | On July 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Maheliyah area | On July 19, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Rahbah | On July 19, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces con…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Russia's Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Successfully Strikes Ground Target With Zircon Hypersonic Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia's Admiral Gorshkov frigate successfully test-fired a Zircon hypersonic missile and struck a ground target, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on July 19th. | Footage distributed by the defense ministry showed the Admiral Gorshkov warship launching the cruise missile at a target on the Barents Sea coast in northern Russia. | The tests took place in the Arctic: the rocket was fired from the W…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Military Situation In Syria On July 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the villages Safuhin, Fatirah and Falifel | On July 19, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Jurin village | On July 18, the Turkish border guards shot dead a 16-year-old boy near the border area near the Karama refugee camp | On July 18, intra clashes between Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya and Ninth Division factions were reported in the city of Afrin | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-19). Russia, Uzbekistan And Tajikistan To Hold Military Exercise Along Afghanistan's Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian military will take part in joint exercises with the Uzbek and Tajik military, said the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, The exercises will take…

Emma-Louise Fenelon (2021-07-19). New Lawpod UK episode: Vicarious trauma in the legal profession. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Covid pandemic has brought the mental health of those within the legal profession into sharp relief. For some people, the past 18 months will have been the first time they have discussed their mental health with clients, colleagues, and supervisors. To celebrate reaching 500,000 listens on the podcast, I wanted to do something a …

Mickey Z. (2021-07-19). What do you really know about U.S.-Cuba relations? dissidentvoice.org The need to possess Cuba is the oldest issue in U.S. foreign policy. — Noam Chomsky, Excerpted from Rogue States, 2000 When you watch the latest news stories about unrest in Cuba, are you relying on critical thought to process them, or are you lazily falling back on decades of deeply embedded propaganda about Castro, …

_____ (2021-07-19). Sunrise Launches Green New Deal Jobs Website to Celebrate Future of Climate-Friendly Work. commondreams.org "It's bad information" about vaccines that is killing people, the president said.

Staff (2021-07-19). After 140 Years, Native Youth Lead Return of 10 Children's Remains from Carlisle Indian School in PA. democracynow.org The remains of nine Indigenous children were buried by the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota after being transferred back from the former Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, where the children were forcibly sent over 140 years ago. Carlisle was the first government boarding school off reservation land, and it set the standard for other schools with its motto, "Kill the Indian, Save the Man." The schools were known for their brutal assimilation practices that forced students to change their clothing, language and culture. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe negotiated the return of the children's remains buried at the school,…

Staff (2021-07-19). "Crime of the Century": How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000 and Counting. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to deal with the fallout from the devastating opioid epidemic that has killed over 500,000 people in the country since 1999, we speak with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, whose latest documentary, "The Crime of the Century," looks at the pharmaceutical industry's methods in promoting and selling the powerful drugs. "I realized that the big problem here was that we had been seeing it as a crisis, like a natural disaster like a flood or a hurricane, rather than as a series of crimes," says Gibney. "You had these terrible incentives, where the incentive is not to cure the patient.

Jake Johnson (2021-07-19). Ocasio-Cortez Slams Biden for Upholding 'Absurdly Cruel' Cuba Embargo. zcomm.org "It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people."

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-19). COVID-19 antibodies persist at least nine months after infection. imperial.ac.uk Testing of an entire Italian town shows antibody levels remain high nine months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Association of American Physicians, Surgeon (2021-07-19). Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca First published by …

Mordechai Sones (2021-07-19). Lisbon Court Rules Only 0.9% of 'Verified Cases' Died of COVID, Numbering 152, Not 17,000 Claimed. globalresearch.ca First published on …

Chris Banks (2021-07-19). Six ways the cruel U.S. blockade makes Cubans suffer. liberationnews.org Photo: Huge crowds gather in the early morning of July 17 to show support for the Cuban revolution and its government. Credit — CubaDebate.cu The United States, a country with a $20 trillion economy, is waging a full-scale economic war against an island whose economy equals half of one percent of that — Cuba. The …

Staff (2021-07-19). Cuban President Díaz-Canel and Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez Review Bilateral Agenda to Strengthen Cooperation. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 16, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, received the Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, who is on a working visit in the Caribbean island country. | During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the main aspects of the cooperation relation between the two nations and other topics of interest, like the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | The Cuban president ratified the unwavering solidarity of Cuba with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its people, reported a pr…

Paul Dobson (2021-07-19). Venezuela Voices Solidarity with Cuba Against 'Imperialist Onslaught,' Media Manipulation. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas' vice president visited Havana on Friday to meet President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-07-19). Who Authorized America's Endless Wars? thenation.com Who Authorized America's Endless Wars?

A Guest Author (2021-07-19). After the First Intifada: 'Prisoners build their own weapons of defense and strength'. workers.org Dr. Amal Wahdan is the founder and editor of the Arab Gazette, as well as an organizer with One Democratic State of Palestine (odspal.net). She was a member of the International Delegation to the 2021 Syrian Presidential Election, as was Ted Kelly, who interviewed Dr. Wahdan July 14. Dr. Amal . . . |

_____ (2021-07-19). Biden Clarifies 'Facebook Isn't Killing People' After Blaming Social Media Companies for Covid-19 Deaths. commondreams.org An investigation revealing abuse of NSO Group's Pegasus malware led the whistleblower to declare: "This is an industry that should not exist."

_____ (2021-07-19). Global Alliance for a Green New Deal Launches Visionary Campaign for the World. commondreams.org "We need to ditch fossil fuels, not 'fix' them with technologies that are dangerous, costly, unproven at scale, and at odds with environmental justice."

_____ (2021-07-19). In Gift to Rich Tax Cheats, Republicans Strip IRS Funds From Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. commondreams.org "We've now reached stratospheric inequality. Billionaires burning into space, away from a world of pandemic, climate change, and starvation."

_____ (2021-07-19). Do Students in the U.S. Have a Constitutional Right NOT to Be 'Captive Audiences' to Left-Wing Ideology? strategic-culture.org Around the country, furious parents are speaking out against their children being indoctrinated with the latest madness. | There's a war on for the hearts and minds of children across the U.S. and the battlefield has become the very schools that millions of Americans are required to send their kids for a state-run education. But just as everyone has a constitutional right to speak their mind, members of the audience should never be forced to listen against their will. | In addition to the everyday worries over the physical safety of our children are concerns over their mental wellbeing, a subject that at one time…

_____ (2021-07-19). Klaus Schwab the Humanist versus Klaus Schwab the Terrorist. strategic-culture.org The rising technocratic dystopia may appear to carry forward the legacy of social-democracy, though perversely, and therefore the utilization of Green parties and social-democratic parties in Europe to implement these is both predicted and rational. | There are two men named Klaus Schwab, no doubt. | One man named Klaus Schwab is seen by the true-believers, fachidiots, the liberal intelligentsia, the institutionally refined population, as a man who deeply cares about humanity. It seems they believe his warnings to be earnest even if uncannily and strikingly prescient. The World Economic Forum after all, must have…

_____ (2021-07-19). 'Ed-Exit' to Protect Your Kids From Critical Race Theory. strategic-culture.org Parents across the country are fighting to stop government schools from indoctrinating their children with Critical Race Theory. Critical Race Theory is a form of Marxism that focuses on the "oppression" of racial minorities. Central to Critical Race Theory is the belief that free markets are a tool of racial oppression that must be abolished and replaced with socialism.

Staff (2021-07-19). Vancouver "Boycott Tour" protest marches for justice and liberation in Palestine. samidoun.net Demonstrators gathered in Vancouver, on the unceded lands of the S·∏µwxñwú7mesh (Squamish), S…ôlÃìiÃÅlw…ôta î/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and x ∑m…ôŒ∏k ∑…ôyÃì…ôm (Musqueam) peoples, on Sunday, 18 July for a "Boycott Tour" march for Palestine throughout the city's downtown. The protest began outside the offices of ZIM Shipping, the oldest and largest Israeli shipping company that transports weapons to and from occupied Palestine while profiteering from colonized Palestinian la…

Roger Kulp (2021-07-19). Women prisoners in New Mexico suffer under inhumane conditions. liberationnews.org Though well aware of significant problems, both Department of Corrections officials and the local press have long ignored the situation.

_____ (2021-07-19). Reckoning And Reparations In Afghanistan. popularresistance.org Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul out of fear of attacks by Taliban militants. | Over the past decade, I've gotten to know a grandmother who recalls fleeing Talib fighters in the 1990s, just after learning that her husband had been killed. Then, she was a young widow with five children, and for several agonizing months two of her sons were missing. I can only imagine the traumatized memories that spurred her to again flee her village today, hoping to protect her grandchildren. | When it comes t…

Joe Lauria (2021-07-19). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 5: The Pentagon Papers. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 12, 2021 | Part five of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | The 1971 Less known is that the Nixon Justice Department empaneled a grand jury in Boston with the intention of indicting reporters from the Times, The Washington Post and Th…

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