Daily Archives: July 5, 2021

2021-07-05: News Headlines

Staff (2021-07-05). New Documentary, Nicaragua Against Empire, Highlights Nicaragua's Resistance to US Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Los Angeles, California, July 2 — Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez, an independent content creator, has produced and released a new documentary titled "Nicaragua Against Empire," highlighting Nicaragua's resistance to U.S. sanctions. | In March of 2021, Ramiro traveled to Nicaragua as part of a 13-member delegation. The trip was organized by the Sanctions Kill coalition and the Friends of the Rural Workers' Association, known as the ATC. | The delegation traveled to Nicaragua to understand the effects of imperialist sanctions on ordinary Nicaraguans and how they're fighting back. They also witnessed the wide range of…

Editor2 (2021-07-05). Is Peru on the Verge of a Coup? orinocotribune.com By Alejandra García — Jul 1, 2021 | One month after holding the run-off election, Peru still has no president-elect. The winning candidate, leftist Pedro Castillo, hasn't assumed the country's leadership yet because the Peruvian right-wing insists that widespread election fraud has taken place, although judicial authorities say otherwise. | Peru's National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) concluded the official vote count on June 15. Since then, Castillo's rival, right-wing Keiko Fujimori, has been waging a legal battle without solid grounds to reverse the result of this electoral process, which was labe…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-05). Supreme Court Drives a Stake Through the Heart of the Voting Rights Act. globalresearch.ca

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-05). Supreme Court guts voting rights when upholding Arizona's restrictions, elected officials. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court gutted most of what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Once hailed as the most effective civil rights legislation in the nation's history, now the Supreme Court has turned on the promise of democracy, the promise of equality and equity for all. For without voting rights, communities of color and low income become disenfranchised, and equality and equity unfulfilled dreams.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). The Known Knowns of Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org "On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors," expressed a mournful George W. Bush in a statement. "For the next five years, he was in steady service as a wartime secretary of defense — a duty he

Patrick Cockburn (2021-07-05). Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org As President Ronald Reagan's special envoy to the Middle East, Rumsfeld travelled to Baghdad to shake hands with Saddam Hussein and assure him of US support in the eight-year war that the Iraqi dictator had launched against Iran. His camaraderie with Saddam reflected American strategy at the time, but it also showed Rumsfeld's liking for people with power and his dismissiveness towards those without it.

WSWS repost (2021-07-05). War criminal Rumsfeld dies, but his militarist legacy lives on. indybay.org The crimes for which Rumsfeld is justifiably detested the world over have in the course of past two decades been fully normalized by US imperialism under Democrats and Republicans alike.

Edward Curtin (2021-07-05). Drinking Coffee in the Early Morning Rain and Thinking of Donald Rumsfeld. dissidentvoice.org It's been raining incessantly for three days. It is a cool early morning in the beginning of July and I have just made a cup of coffee. Now an electrical power outage has occurred and so I am sitting in a rocking chair in the semi-darkness savoring my coffee and feeling thankful that I made …

Emilie Dye (2021-07-05). Is Fulton v the City of Philadelphia Really a Win for Freedom of Religion? counterpunch.org Many are heralding the Supreme Court's decision in Fulton v Philadelphia as a win for freedom of religion when in fact it is just the opposite. The Supreme Court has required the City of Philadelphia to continue to hire an organisation guilty of using a government contract to enforce their ideology and potentially negatively impact

Peter Koenig (2021-07-05). The Gladiators Are Back. dissidentvoice.org A gladiator (Latin for "swordsman") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and later in the Roman Empire, in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. The fights were to the people's delight. At the end of a fight the winner looked to the yelling, hurling and screaming audience or …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-05). Anglo-American Tripwire Traps Russian Bear. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-07-05). CPC Transforms China as a World Class Power. orinocotribune.com By M. K. Bhadrakumar — Jul 1, 2021 | This is the season to reread Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, the classic work on the birth of the communist movement in China. Alongside John Reid's Ten Days That Shook the World, the gripping eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Snow's book was compulsive reading in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm as college students. | Then, inevitably, time took its toll. There is a famous work

WSWS (2021-07-05). Interview with Dr. Jose-Luis Jimenez, aerosol scientist, on the airborne nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. wsws.org Dr. Jimenez is one of the scientists who have urged the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control to recognize that the virus that causes COVID-19 is primarily transmitted as an aerosol rather than through liquid droplets.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-05). 1,007,253 Injuries 1,403 Dead in the UK Following COVID-19 Injections According to UK Government. globalresearch.ca

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-05). Thursday 7/8: #ChildTaxCredit: Keep Families Afloat Rally & Ice Cream Social in Sacramento. indybay.org Jack Davis Park in South Oak Park neighborhood, 16th Street & 44th Street, Sacramento 95820 | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/#continuing-safety-measures

No Nukes Actiion (2021-07-05). Sunday 7/11: Protest Tokyo Olympic Madness Threatening To Expand The Global Covid Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Reported cases of myocarditis in younger men following COVID-19 vaccination are rare; vaccination remains important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a close look at rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle, or myocarditis, in young men who developed symptoms shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. Several recent studies suggest that health care professionals should watch for hypersensitivity myocarditis as a rare adverse reaction to being vaccinated for COVID-19. However, researchers stress that this awareness should not…

Lance Johnson (2021-07-05). FDA Ethically Obligated to Pull COVID Injections Off the Market, or Risk Becoming Complicit in Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca First posted by GR on May 25, 2001 | Visit and follow us …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Using AI to screen 30 million drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators used computer simulation and artificial intelligence to virtually screen 30 million drug candidates that may block SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a paper published in Biomolecules, researchers accelerated drug discovery to identify the most promising targets for additional study. They are interested in finding new treatments for COVID-19. "We used a multidrug platform to screen the drug candidates," says Thomas Caulfield, Ph.D., a molecular neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic and senior author…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Summer travel and people not in your bubble during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "The reason we have the COVID-19 delta variant, the reason we have the delta plus variant is because of unimmunized people who get infected," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. He adds that 99.2% of the recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are in people not vaccinated against the virus. This is why he cautions folks who may be traveling this Fourth of July holiday and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old son, and I am wondering if it is safe for him to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or if he …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). What holiday travelers need to know about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday is a time when many people travel or host summer parties. While the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is on the decline, health experts say with stagnating vaccination rates and the circulation of the more contagious Delta variant, the nation is not out of the woods yet, and everyone should still be cautious if they're planning a trip or getting together in large groups. "Anyone planning to have a…

Angela Bininger (2021-07-05). Father and Daughter Died Four Days Apart Despite Taking Different Brands of COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-05). Latest CDC VAERS Data Show Reported Injuries Surpass 400,000 Following COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Wendell Potter, Joe Sanberg (2021-07-05). Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care. thenation.com Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care…

WSWS (2021-07-05). Euro 2020 football cup linked to thousands of COVID-19 cases as delta variant sweeps Europe. wsws.org The UK's Wembley stadium is due to hold the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final, with over 60,000 fans attending each match.

Daniel Beaumont (2021-07-05). The Twilight of Zionism. counterpunch.org The price was high but the Palestinians had the attention of the world press again in May. It took an eleven-day bombardment of Gaza and assaults of various forms on Palestinians in the West Bank and even within Israel itself. The daily violence visited on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is not news.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). First "AI War": Israel Uses AI-Controlled Drone Swarms, Supercomputers Against Palestinians. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has reportedly deployed an AI and supercomputers to identify strike targets in what they are calling the first artificial intelligence (AI) war. | During the 11-day escalation in May 2021, the IDF used a swarm of AI-guided drones and supercomputing to comb through data and identify new targets within the Gaza Strip. It claims this is the first time ever that a swarm of AI drones has been used in combat. | The use of AI in drone strike…

Staff (2021-07-05). "The Second": Carol Anderson on the Racist History Behind the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms. democracynow.org As gun violence soars in the United States, we look at the Second Amendment and its racist roots with Carol Anderson, author of the new book, "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America." In the book, Anderson details how the Second Amendment was written to empower local militia groups to put down slave revolts and protect plantation owners. She writes the Second Amendment is "rooted in fear of Black people, to deny them their rights, to keep them from tasting liberty." Carol Anderson joined us from Atlanta, where she is a professor at Emory University. She is also the author of "One Person, No Vote:…

Staff (2021-07-05). "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech. democracynow.org We begin our July Fourth special broadcast with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, Douglass gave one of his most famous speeches, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" He was addressing the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society. James Earl Jones reads the historic address during a performance of "Voices of a People's History of the United States," which was co-edited by Howard Zinn. The late great historian introduces the address.

Staff (2021-07-05). "The Hill We Climb, If Only We Dare It": Watch Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History. democracynow.org Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history when she spoke at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. She was 22 years old when she read "The Hill We Climb," a poem she finished right after the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. We continue our July Fourth special broadcast with Gorman's remarkable address.

Juan Cole (2021-07-05). Kuwait is the Hottest Place on Earth; Lytton, Canada was Right Behind it, and then it Burned Down; This is not Normal. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Mohammed Haddad at Al Jazeera English reports that in June, at least 23 countries experienced at least 122 ∞ F. (50 ∞ C.). Haddad's article kindly provides several graphics under a Creative Commons licence, reproduced below. The earth is heating up because we burn gasoline in our cars and burn coal for …

The Conversation (2021-07-05). Why We cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean. juancole.com By Josep Lluís Pelegrí Llopart | — The United Nations declared the start to the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development earlier this year. Its aim is to promote science-based ocean and coastal management, making healthy oceans one of the pillars of progress for all of humanity. Under the slogan "The science we need …

Staff (2021-07-05). Ghadanfar Abu Atwan on 60th day of hunger strike — take action to demand his freedom. samidoun.net On 4 July 2021, Ghadanfar Abu Atwan — Palestinian jailed without charge or trial — entered his third month of hunger strike. He has gone without food for 60 days in order to demand his freedom from administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Take action to free Ghadanfar — we urge all supporters of Palestine to sign the petition launched by independent grassroots international activists to demand his immediate release and seek worldwide support: www.change.org/freeGhadanfar Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, from Dura, near al-Khalil, launched his hunger strike on 5 May 2021 i…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Russia, China Preparing "Pearl Harbor-Style" Attack On U.S., Japanese Official Warns. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia and China are allegedly preparing military exercise to threaten Taiwan, but also Pearl Harbor. | This claim came from none other than Japan. Tokyo's deputy Yasuhide Nakayama told the Hudson Institute that the US should be worried about Pearl Harbor."We have to show the deterrence towards China, and not just China but also the Russians, because, as I told you, that they are doing their exercises together," Nakayama said. | Nakayama, who was "unusually frank" about the need for democrat…

Global Research News (2021-07-05). Selected Articles: Vaccine Billionaires and Human Guinea Pigs. globalresearch.ca By How do you make a potentially dangerous and ineffective drug appear like a miracle of modern science? You could, for instance, enrol only certain people in clinical …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). TPLF Parades Its 7,000 POWs In Tigray's Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) held a parade in Tigray's capital — Makelle. | They showcased more than 7,000 Ethiopian soldiers taken prisoners in the fights. | There are however claims that the number of the captive soldiers may have been exaggerated and they may in fact include some Eritrean and Somali soldiers who are alleged to have fought on the side of the Ethiopian national army. | TPLF marched into the city this week after local officials and federal government troo…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Rockets Reportedly Strike US Forces At Al-Omar Oilfield, Immediately Denied. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On July 4th, reports surfaced claiming that the US base located in Syria's al-Omar Oilfield in the Arab country's eastern province of Dayr Ezzor was targeted by at least two rockets, and there were "massive explosions." | Yemen's al-Masirah television network cited Syrian sources as describing the blasts as "successive" explosions. | The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, a UK-based so-called monitor, also told Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV that…

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WSWS (2021-07-05). This week in history: July 5—11. wsws.org The first week of July 1996, Selliah Rajkumar, a member of the Revolutionary Communist League (forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party), was imprisoned and tortured by the Sri Lankan regime after being falsely charged as a suspected terrorist.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-05). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). Leaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned Tail. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). Thordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution. dissidentvoice.org The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case against extradition to the US, if only in deeply qualified terms, the UK keeps the WikiLeaks publisher banged up …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Surge in homelessness underway with ending of the evictions ban for renters. wsws.org The lifting of the eviction ban, delayed several times, was central to the government's determination to have no further lockdowns and reopen the economy in two weeks' time on July 19—regardless of the resurgence of the pandemic through the Delta variant.

WSWS (2021-07-05). US coronavirus cases rise as Biden, media declare pandemic over. wsws.org Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States rose 17 percent during the two weeks leading up to the July 4 holiday weekend, figures which belie the ongoing campaign by the Biden administration and US media to declare the country's "independence" from the pandemic.

Karl Kramer (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/31: Commemoration of 1975 Student Massacre in El Salvador. indybay.org Online virtual event…

Allan Fisher (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/3: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2021-07-05). Julian Assange's freedom depends on the mobilisation of the working class. wsws.org The perspective of issuing plaintive appeals to Assange's persecutors has failed. What is required to secure his freedom is the mobilisation of the immense power of the American and international working class.

BayAction2FreeAssange dot com (2021-07-05). Wednesday 7/7: Corporate Media Independent Media & Investigative Journalism. indybay.org ONLINE EVENT: The monopolization of the media and the effect of corporate control of social media is a growing threat to freedom.

Labor Video Projecct (2021-07-05). "Free Assange Now! On Assange's 50th Birthday Rally At UK Consulate To Demand His Freedom. indybay.org On the 50th birthday of Julian Assange, a solidarity rally was held at the UK consulate in San Francisco. Participants spoke out on the issues and also celebrated his birthday with a cake.

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-05). Facebook Gives the Most Dangerous Extremists a Free Pass. counterpunch.org Facebook, USA Today reports, "is asking some U.S. users whether they may have been exposed to extremist content, or if they are worried that someone they know might be becoming an extremist." The pop-ups are part of something called The Redirect Initiative, which attempts to "combat violent extremism and dangerous organizations by redirecting hate and violence-related

WSWS (2021-07-05). Chinese president's speech to mark CCP centenary: A litany of lies. wsws.org Xi Jinping's self-serving speech was a part of the extraordinary efforts of the CCP to bury the real history of the party under a deluge of historical falsification.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government raises electricity prices. wsws.org This measure, coordinated with the European Union, is producing windfall profits for massive energy conglomerates while working class families struggle to pay their bills.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-05). 5 + 3: Turkic Superstate in Caucasus, Central Asia Under NATO Tutelage. globalresearch.ca

Robert Koehler (2021-07-05). Why Did You Kill my Brother? counterpunch.org For Derek Chauvin, nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds have turned into twenty-two and a half years — the prison sentence he recently received for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin famously knelt on George Floyd's neck last year, as Floyd lay handcuffed and helpless, for those nine-plus minutes, while three colleagues stood by, indifferent to

WSWS (2021-07-05). Support grows for student petition to fight maths lecturer's sacking at Sydney's Macquarie University. wsws.org Similar actions need to be developed everywhere, through the creation of a network of joint rank-and-file committees of university workers and students.

Erik Molvar (2021-07-05). The Anti-Wolf Conspiracy Inside Colorado's Wildlife Bureaucracy. counterpunch.org J.T. Romatzke, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Manager for northwest Colorado, has been caught red-handed conspiring with anti-wildlife lobbyists to undermine the state Parks and Wildlife Commission. Its scandalous and improper, and Romatzke should have been immediately relieved of his position. Instead, even after substantiating the allegations, the state government stood by Romatzke and then

WSWS (2021-07-05). Residents protest backed-up sewers and uncollected trash in wake of metro Detroit flooding. wsws.org Dearborn residents gathered at the local courthouse to protest last week's widespread flooding, the incompetent official response to ongoing health hazards and the losses suffered by devastated homeowners.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Frankfurt Labour Court rules against sacked WISAG bus drivers. wsws.org The cases of 22 WISAG bus drivers was a judicial farce. "Law and justice seldom go hand in hand," the judge told one of the plaintiffs.

WSWS (2021-07-05). New laws legalize police state operations in Germany—Part 2. wsws.org Germany's grand coalition government used the last parliamentary sessions of the legislative period to massively expand the powers of the police and secret services.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Family of white youth killed by police seeks out attorneys in George Floyd case. wsws.org The family of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain, killed by a county sheriff in Arkansas, has retained Floyd family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Devon Jacob.

Clean Energy Wire (2021-07-05). We Can't go Carbon Neutral without Reducing Plastics: 1 ton of plastic creates 5 tons of CO2 emissions. juancole.com By Benjamin Wehrmann | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Avoiding and better managing plastic waste should receive much greater attention by the German government in its bid to achieve a climate neutral economy, economic research institute DIW said in an analysis. Producing and disposing of one tonne of plastic on average causes about …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Frankfurt Labour Court rules against sacked WISAG bus drivers. wsws.org At the end of June, the Frankfurt Labour Court heard the unfair dismissal case of 22 airport bus drivers against the WISAG group. As it turned out, the workers are not only confronted with the capitalists, the establishment parties and the trade unions in their struggle against spin-offs, dismissals and wage robbery, they also cannot rely on the legal system.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Cook County SEIU workers remain on strike after other unions conclude sellout agreements. wsws.org While contracts with most of the county government workers unions expired late last year, the unions have conspired to deliberately isolate county workers from teachers and other sections of the working class in the Chicago area.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Surge in homelessness underway with ending of the evictions ban for renters. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). Striking Volvo workers in Virginia call for rejection of new tentative agreement. wsws.org This statement was drafted by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File committee after the United Auto Workers announced a new agreement with Volvo Trucks to end the strike of 2,900 workers in Dublin, Virginia.

Walden Bello (2021-07-05). The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party. counterpunch.org July 1, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Community Party, one of the most important institutions of our time. Reflecting on the meaning of this centennial, the first thing that entered my head was that the present does change the significance of the past. Before 1991, when the Soviet state went pffft, I

Mark Curtis (2021-07-05). Foreign Minister James Cleverly Accused of Breaking UK Ministerial Code over Arms to Israel. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-05). Alabama educators join the growing international support for striking Volvo workers. wsws.org Our committee extends its full solidarity to the 3,000 workers at the New River Valley Volvo plant in Dublin, Virginia who have now been on strike for one month.

Rick Baum (2021-07-05). The Wealth Inequality Virus Persists. counterpunch.org In recent decades, during both normal and abnormal times, economic inequality in the United States has been increasing. The Federal Reserve Board recently released its figures on wealth distribution in the United States as of the end of March.[1] The wealthiest 1% are presumably quite happy. Their wealth increased $2.01 trillion to $41.52 trillion in the first three months of 2021, an increase of more than 5%.

Dean Baker (2021-07-05). Inside the June Jobs Report. counterpunch.org The June employment report showed very strong employment growth in the establishment survey, while the household survey showed little improvement from May. The 850,000 gain was the largest since an increase of 1,583,000 last August. By contrast, the household survey showed no change in the employment-to-population ratio or labor force participation rate. The unemployment rate

WSWS (2021-07-05). Prosecutors submit evidence that Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter Rittenhouse has ties to fascist Proud Boys. wsws.org Assistant district attorneys have submitted a request to the judge overseeing the case to admit additional evidence that the shooter is associated with the violent white supremacist group the Proud Boys.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Family of white youth killed by police seeks out attorneys in George Floyd case. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). United Steelworkers announces deal with ATI in effort to shut down three-month strike. wsws.org More than 1,300 ATI workers have been on the picket lines for three months, fighting the concessionary demands of the specialty steelmaker and the USW's efforts to starve them into submission.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Trial of far-right German soldier gets under way. wsws.org In May, the trial of Franco A., a key figure in the right-wing extremist network within Germany's military and state apparatus, got underway.

ecns.cn (2021-07-05). U.S. media says Florida building's collapse "tragedy beyond tragedy" ecns.cn There had been years of missed warnings, mixed messaging and delayed action, before the collapse of a condo in the U.S. state of Florida on June 24 that has so far left at least 24 dead and 126 unaccounted for, reported CNN late Saturday.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Residents protest backed-up sewers and uncollected trash in wake of metro Detroit flooding. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). This week in history: July 5—11. wsws.org

Sustainability Times (2021-07-05). By phasing out coal-fired plants — Now! — we can save millions of lives. juancole.com ( Sustainability Times ) — Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are driving climate change, which imperils the health of life on the planet and so harms us all. Yet the burning of fossil fuels also harms us directly by contributing to a variety of diseases, many of them life-threatening. "Long-term exposure to ambient …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Australia: Details of McCormick Foods industrial agreement reveal union sell-out. wsws.org Not a single improvement in conditions was won and a new night shift was agreed to that potentially allows the company to slash overtime wage payments.

Stephanie Midler (2021-07-05). Friday 7/9: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

The Green Arcade (2021-07-05). Sunday 7/25: David and Margaret Talbot In Conversation About Their New Book on the Second American Revo. indybay.org The 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Co. | 1687 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Angela (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/10: Virtual screening of the documentary film "Stranger in My Home" indybay.org

Labor Video Project (2021-07-05). On 100th Anniversary Of CCP, Namibian Rossing Miners Call On Xi-Jinping To Rehire Miners. indybay.org On the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the nine fired union leaders of the Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Branch mine called on CCP Chair Xi-Jinping to order their rehiring at Chinese state owned Chinese National Nuclear Corporation owned mine at Rossing…

WSWS Repost (2021-07-05). The Fourth of July, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. indybay.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

Repost (2021-07-05). Letter To Oakland Teachers On "New Day" Pacific Bylaw Proposals. indybay.org New York WBAI supporter Shiela Hamanaka writes a letter to | Oakland teachers about the "New Day" Bylaws Proposal at Pacifica…

Robert Norse (2021-07-05). Sounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community. indybay.org On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-05). California Buffalo Soldier's Trail – National Buffalo Soldier's Study. indybay.org In California, Buffalo Soldiers protected our National Parks such as Yosemite and Sequoia serving as Park Rangers in the Sierra Nevada during the summer and were housed in the Presidio in San Francisco and Presidio in Monterey.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-05). Thursday 7/8: Saving Life on Earth: Stopping the Slaughter of Grey Woloves. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

the Dev (2021-07-05). corruption rampant in Santa cruz. indybay.org Family law corruption and class action. I'd like to hear from those whom lost thier children to a biased Judge Miragonda only.

Leo Ensel, Roberto J DeLapuente (2021-07-05). The media's response to Putin's conciliatory essay. indybay.org On the exact 80th anniversary of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which cost that country nearly 27 million lives, the Russian president himself published an essay in the former flagship of détente whose title already signaled a willingness to reconcile: "Be open, despite the past."

Autonomous Collect (2021-07-05). Thursday 7/8: Autonomous Collective Meeting. indybay.org Meet at the Entrance to Golden Gate Park at Haight and Stanyan, accross from Whole Foods. Look for sign 'Autonomous Collective'

Steve Pleich (2021-07-05). Affordable Community Housing: A Guide for Electeds and Office Seekers. indybay.org Creating a Housing Plan…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/24: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA if open. Otherwise online. See below.

_____ (2021-07-05). 'That Person Is Nina Turner': Progressive Nabs July 4 Endorsement of Largest Ohio Newspaper. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-05). Humanity Needs to Declare Independence From Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org "There is one person in this crowded field who has shown she isn't afraid to stand up to power and to partisan shibboleths," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "who has the guts to say what she thinks and do what's right for her constituents and country."

Titleindependence Day, the Imperial Ceo (2021-07-05). Independence Day and the Imperial CEO. commondreams.org We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future. Now it must be done.

Margaret Gleeson (2021-07-05). Adani launches dangerous plan to give coal a 'second life'. greenleft.org.au Adani has announced a new 'coal to plastics' project in India that critics say is a dangerous plan to give coal a 'second life'. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Federico Fuentes (2021-07-05). Campaigners for Pinochet's victims win two legal battles in Australian courts. greenleft.org.au The decades-long campaign demanding truth and justice for victims of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship scored two important victories in Australia last month, reports Federico Fuentes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause — myth or reality? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic lighting buildings to recognize Pride Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Facilities in Rochester, Arizona and Florida will be lighted in rainbow hues June 28 in recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated each June. _________________________________ Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the sign at the main entrance to Mayo Clinic in Florida in rainbow hues on June 28. The display is in recognition of Pride Month celebrated around the U.S. in June to support and raise…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Overuse of levothyroxine in the United States. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the most common prescription drugs in America — levothyroxine — is used by people with underactive thyroid glands, also known as hypothyroidism. However, a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers says the majority of people were initiated on levothyroxine for mild subclinical hypothyroidism or for no apparent thyroid dysfunction. These results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest significant overuse of levothyroxine. Mayo researchers and colleagues examined retrospective, deidentified case data using the OptumLabs Data…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Newly discovered genetic variants in a single gene cause neurodevelopmental disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that genetic variants in a neuro-associated gene called SPTBN1 are responsible for causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study, published in Nature Genetics, is a first step in finding a potential therapeutic strategy for this disorder, and it increases the number of genes known to be associated with conditions that affect how the brain functions. "The gene can now be included in genetic testing for people suspected of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Science Saturday: New technique to study 'microcancers' and screen cancer-fighting drugs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating "microcancer" cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). With photon-counting-detector CT, Mayo Clinic at forefront of CT imaging technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting-detector CT scanner was a once-in-a-career moment for Joel (J.G.) Fletcher, M.D., and Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. The medical and scientific directors, respectively, of the CT Clinical Innovation Center describe the arrival of this latest research CT system as a major milestone in CT imaging, one where Mayo Clinic is again at the forefront. The inherent spectral capabilities of the research scanner allow clear visualization…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic first to use next generation 4D ICE imaging to help patients with structural heart disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo (ICE) device in patients to guide heart procedures such as left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. The technology can also help physicians perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia. An echocardiogram is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart's size, structure and function, as well as detailed images of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Are sunglasses necessary? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children spend a lot of time outside enjoying going to the pool, taking part in sports or just outdoor playtime. Likely, they are outside with sunscreen to protect their skin. But a question that sparks a lot of interest from parent centers around eye protection and sunglasses. Mayo Clinic Health System providers say children receive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). Know your HIV status: Get tested. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a reminder to get tested and know your HIV status. Many people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aren't aware they have it. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment options that may delay the progression to AIDS. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Ethiopia wracked by internal war and inter-state conflict as famine rages in Tigray. wsws.org Abiy's loss of Mekelle marks a turning point in a war that has plunged Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country of 112 million people, into chaos amid escalating ethnic conflicts around the country.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Anti-Bolsonaro protests sweep Brazil as opposition draws up 23 charges of impeachment. wsws.org The Congressional opposition led by the Workers Party is attempting to bury Bolsonaro's murderous herd immunity policy under charges of corrupt vaccine deals.

Hasan Ali (2021-07-05). The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan's Populism. thenation.com The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan's Populism…

Jon Wiener (2021-07-05). The Predictable Backlash to Critical Race Theory: A Q&A With Kimberlé Crenshaw. thenation.com The Predictable Backlash to Critical Race Theory: A Q&A With Kimberlé Crenshaw…

WSWS (2021-07-05). Delta variant surges as Irish government prepares to cut workers' benefits. wsws.org Last week Ireland's Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and Green Party coalition postponed lifting the final phase of public health restrictions, scheduled for July 5. The token delay can in no way confront the growing threat posed by the Delta variant, which now accounts for over 50 percent of daily infections.

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