Daily Archives: July 17, 2021

2021-07-17: News Headlines

EMMA (2021-07-17). Texas Judge Rules DACA Unlawful. peoplesparty.org It's appalling that this ruling threatens applicants and suspends applications, and also terrifying for what it could mean for further rulings for current recipients in future precedents. | The Dream Act is the bare minimum Congress can do to protect migrants entering and within our borders, yet, they have been dragging their feet on even this legislation. It passed the House in March but has yet to reach the Senate floor. | The slow response from Congress and the Biden administration on immigration isn't surprising. The Obama administration deported 1.18 million people in its first three years alone! More r…

WSWS (2021-07-17). Official story of assassination in Haiti begins to unravel. wsws.org With far-right figures tied to the former Duvalier dictatorship implicated in the crime, Washington is backing a coverup to facilitate an accommodation between the warring factions of the Haitian elite.

sputniknews (2021-07-17). US Activists Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions Fueling Cuba's Economic Crisis. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration is using starvation as a weapon against Havana by refusing to lift the very sanctions that helped fuel Cuba's economic crisis in the first place, including those targeting payments from relatives in America, activists told Sputnik.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Texas Democrats meet with Senator Manchin, backtrack on voting rights bills. wsws.org Texas state legislators met with leading Democrats in Washington but received little practical support for blocking voter suppression bills in their home state or anywhere else.

sputniknews (2021-07-17). Pot Meet Kettle: Biden Refers to Cuba as 'Failed State'. sputniknews.com Liberation Heroine Assata Shakur turns 74; Anniversary of bold Young Lord's hospital occupation; Nigerian-American basketball players appeal to play in Olympics…

Joe Piette (2021-07-17). °Liberación Sí! °Traslados No! Liberation Yes! Transfers No! workers.org After years of protests, York Prison, near Philadelphia, will no longer be housing ICE detainees after Aug. 12. But instead of releasing those incarcerated, prison authorities are sending them to other states, far away from their families and their legal service providers. Members and supporters of Movement of Immigrant Leaders . . . |

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-07-17). Migrant deaths in the desert at record levels as heat wave pounds West. juancole.com By Alyssa Marksz | — ( Cronkite News ) — WASHINGTON — The number of migrant deaths recorded in the Arizona desert so far this year is on pace to break the record set just last year, as migrants attempt the crossing in the face of a record-breaking heat wave. Humane Borders and the Pima …

WSWS (2021-07-17). Canada's new indigenous governor general and the crisis of bourgeois rule. wsws.org Whilst the media and political establishment portray the Governor General and the monarchy as little more than ceremonial window-dressing, they occupy a pivotal position within the Canadian state and bourgeois-democratic constitutional order.

Ralph Nader (2021-07-17). The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes. dissidentvoice.org Kicking life-saving solutions endlessly down the road is the mark of the brutish power of the corporations over the innocents. Fifty years ago, medical research warned about the overuse of antibiotics creating mutations of resistant bacterium, making these drugs less effective. Dr. Sidney Wolfe warned about this criminal negligence again and again, along with other …

WSWS (2021-07-17). Indonesia becomes new COVID epicentre as infections and deaths skyrocket. wsws.org The world's fourth most populous country is being ravaged by a mass outbreak that increasingly resembles the humanitarian catastrophe in India earlier this year.

Juan Cole (2021-07-17). With Massive Flooding in Germany, Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Our burning of gasoline, coal and natural gas on a massive global scale, putting tens of billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere annually, is turning the earth into . . . well, a greenhouse. Greenhouses are closed up, keeping in heat and moisture. In a greenhouse, the …

WSWS (2021-07-17). Delta variant escalates catastrophic spread of COVID-19 in Brazil. wsws.org The South American country, which on Friday surpassed 540,000 COVID-19 deaths, continues to record the highest number of daily deaths in the world.

The Conversation (2021-07-17). Why our climate emergency is forcing conservationists to be more ambitious: by moving threatened species to new pastures. juancole.com By Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple | — ( The Conversation) — As climate change brings record droughts and floods, extended fire seasons continue to make headlines, and the role of humans in this terrible situation is now undisputed, institutional change has been slow and unsteady. In particular, conservationists have been wary of pointing to climate change …

David Masciotra (2021-07-17). Walking Around Blind Without a Cane. counterpunch.org Image by Declarations that the United States has fallen into conditions resembling a "civil war" have become hackneyed and cliched. That such an extreme condemnation of American culture and politics can transform into a bromide demonstrates how deeply institutional and social dysfunction trouble the world's wealthiest country. Even more disturbing are those surveyors of politics and history who persuasively argue that, in many ways legally and culturally significant, the Confederacy has triumphed long after Gettysburg. An entire literature…

WSWS (2021-07-17). Israel: Histadrut union federation kicks hospital workers' strike into the long grass as support grows. wsws.org The sellout of the strike comes as health care workers worldwide have struggled to prop up decaying capitalist health care systems that have been looted for decades, leaving them ill-prepared for a global pandemic.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Louisiana schools set to reopen in the coming weeks as pandemic surges in the state. wsws.org The pandemic is surging throughout Louisiana as a result of premature school and business reopenings, the abandonment of mitigation strategies, and one of the lowest vaccination rates in the United States.

Staff (2021-07-17). US Government Uses Colombia to Destabilize Latin America: Cabello Dixit. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, July 15, the First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, referring to the assassination of Haiti's president Jovenel MoàØse, characterized the position of the government of Colombia as shameless, when, in an attempt to absolve the mercenaries, a high-ranking official of the Colombian National Police said that the detained mercenaries were going to arrest the president of Haiti. | Given this, Diosdado Cabello wondered aloud: at what cost were they hired to detain him? On what grounds could Colombia send a mercenary to arrest a president? Who could…

Editor (2021-07-17). Editorial — °Reparaciones! Traer a los niñxs indígenas a casa. workers.org No hay mayor prueba de genocidio que el robo y asesinato sistemático de los niñxs de un pueblo. Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Canadá están acusados penalmente de genocidio tras la nueva revelación, a finales de mayo, de la muerte de miles de niños indígenas en "internados" y escuelas . . . |

The Lancet (2021-07-17). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Africa: a lesson in solidarity. thelancet.com Many countries in Africa face a serious third wave of COVID-19 that is both larger and more burdensome on health systems than previous waves. This predictable turn of events has been driven by a morally reprehensible lack of vaccine equity (<1% of the population are fully vaccinated), leaving the continent vulnerable to new and more transmissible variants of the virus, behavioural and economic pandemic fatigue, and complacency. A lack of diagnostic capacity in some countries means the epidemiology of this current wave is uncertain, but South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia are reporting the highest numbers of new cas...

Sally Hargreaves, Sally E Hayward, Teymur Noori, Martin McKee, Bernadette Kumar (2021-07-17). [Correspondence] COVID-19: counting migrants in. thelancet.com Rohini Mathur and colleagues1 present important data highlighting increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates among minority ethnic people in the UK, including people reporting as South Asian and Black, yet use of these broad ethnic categories consistently fails to capture the dynamics of contemporary migration. These categories include a highly heterogeneous group of settled minority ethnic people born in the UK, alongside more recently arrived migrants, including an increasing proportion of low-skilled labour migrants, refugees, undocumented migrants, and others who have a particular profile of risk factors for SARS-C…

Thomas M Drake, Aya M Riad, Cameron J Fairfield, Conor Egan, Stephen R Knight, Riinu Pius, Hayley E Hardwick, Lisa Norman, Catherine A Shaw, Kenneth A McLean, A A Roger Thompson, Antonia Ho, Olivia V Swann, Michael Sullivan, Felipe Soares, Karl A Holden, Laura Merson, Daniel Plotkin, Louise Sigfrid, Thushan I de Silva, Michelle Girvan, Clare Jackson, Clark D Russell, Jake Dunning, Tom Solomon, Gail Carson, Piero Olliaro, Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam, Lance Turtle, Annemarie B Docherty, Peter JM Openshaw, J Kenneth Baillie, Ewen M Harrison, Malcolm G Semple, ISARIC4C investigators (2021-07-17). [Articles] Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre cohort study. thelancet.com Complications and worse functional outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are high, even in young, previously healthy individuals. Acute complications are associated with reduced ability to self-care at discharge, with neurological complications being associated with the worst functional outcomes. COVID-19 complications are likely to cause a substantial strain on health and social care in the coming years. These data will help in the design and provision of services aimed at…

Xiaoying Gu, Bin Cao (2021-07-17). [Comment] In-hospital complications associated with COVID-19. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic persists globally,1 an emerging challenge is the shift from acute infection to the burden of long-term consequences resulting from the disease. Although a consensus terminology has not yet been reached,…

thelancet (2021-07-17). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Haas EJ, Angulo FJ, McLaughlin JM, et al. Impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign in Israel: an observational study using national surveillance data. Lancet 2021; 397: 1819—29—In table 2 of this Article, the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in unvaccinated participants aged 45—64 years should have been 19‚Äà579; the incidence rates per 100‚Äà000 person-days should have been <0 ∑1 for COVID-19-related hospitalisation in...

Tamara Lucas (2021-07-17). [Perspectives] When art mirrors planetary health. thelancet.com The future of the arts in many countries has been plunged into uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many museums and galleries have been closed for long periods and their funding hangs by a thread. Like other arts organisations, the planned exhibition schedule at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, UK, was thrown into disarray in 2020. It is therefore remarkable that Compton Verney has recently reopened with a poignant and moving exhibition that could not be more pertinent to COVID-19 and the plight of the planet, despite being conceived and commissioned in 2019.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Sri Lanka education sector workers hold national strike; Pakistani health workers walkout for COVID-19 risk allowance; New Zealand midwives vote to strike.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Bloomberg says Sri Lanka is the highest risk of foreign debt default in Asia. wsws.org Sri Lanka is reeling under the impact of an economic crisis exacerbated by global pandemic, with export income and remittances falling drastically and tourism having all but collapsed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-17). 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 (2021-07-17). 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 (2021-07-17). 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 (2021-07-17). 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 (2021-07-17). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-17). 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 (2021-07-17). 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…

Paul Haeder (2021-07-17). Shit Hitting the Fan as a World goes More Looney. dissidentvoice.org I can't think of anything that harms nature more than cutting down trees and burning them, said William Moomaw, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at Tufts University Oh, the number of top 10 or top 20 stories flooding the cloud servers delivered to us promptly, nanosecond speed, over the fuck-you Three-Face-Book, or on your …

a guest author (2021-07-17). Comentario de Workers World / China y àÅfrica: Cooperación mutua, no neocolonialismo. workers.org Por Ernie Hamer (Autor invitado) Basado en una charla dada en una reunión de Workers World/ Partido Mundo Obrero en Buffalo, N.Y., el 27 de abril de 2021. Con la República Popular de China en ascenso, las fuerzas del imperialismo estadounidense están comenzando a entrar en pánico a medida que . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-07-17). Cuba's streets belong to revolutionaries. workers.org Prepared for en.granma.cu by Juan Diego Nusa Peñalver, Yudy Castro Morales and Milagros Pichardo Pérez, published July 13. "We are here because the streets belong to Fidel, because the streets of Cuba belong to revolutionaries." This was the phrase we heard the loudest walking along several Havana avenues Sunday afternoon, . . . |

United We Dream (2021-07-17). Friday 7/16: Emergency Webinar on DACA Ruling & Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online via livestream recording…

cynthia papermaster (2021-07-17). Friday 7/16: Speaker Pelosi: "Help Free Julian Assange!" indybay.org Federal Building/Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-17). Saturday 7/17: Sacramento: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-17). Saturday 7/17: Oakland: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Preservation Park at pavilion and fountain site, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland 94612 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-17). Monday 7/19: Voting Rights Now! Women's Protest March on Washington D.C. w/ CA PPC. indybay.org Online D.C. livestream & online voting rights actions…

DLI (2021-07-17). USA regime fans anti-Cuba protests. indybay.org 2 weeks after thoroughly embarrassed by a UN vote(184-2!) on the illegal & immoral blockade on Cuba, the Evil Empire strikes back, by promoting and hyping street protests in Cuba. Trying to salvage "face" in the international community, Washington tries to channel global opinion away from its criminal culpability in the rising domestic tensions on the Caribbean island socialist government.

Still We Rise (2021-07-17). 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

repost (2021-07-17). 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…

Hands Off Yemen, Action Corps, CODEPINK, UAWM (2021-07-17). Friday 7/16: Stop the U.S.-Saudi War on Yemen. indybay.org SF Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-17). Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good? indybay.org Pluses and Minuses…

SCC Single Payer Coalition & others (2021-07-17). 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…

Oakland Privacy (2021-07-17). 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.

WSWS (2021-07-17). Stop the lifting of pandemic restrictions and the promotion of vaccine nationalism! wsws.org The Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee condemns the lifting of public health measures necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the promotion of vaccine nationalism.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-17). CDC: 10,991 Dead, 551,172 Injuries Following COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca The U.S. CDC released more data today in their Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a

Anonymous103 (2021-07-17). New Round Of Inter-Afghan Talks Began In Doha As Taliban Captures More Strategic Areas (Video 18+). southfront.org Source: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera | A new round of inter-Afghan talks began in the Qatari capital Doha amid the advance of Taliban militants all over Afghanistan. | The negotiations are held behind closed doors. The delegations should discuss the establishment of transitional government, the exchange of prisoners and a ceasefire agreement. | The delegation of the Afghan government includes senior politicians for the first time since the first official meeting in September 2020.Head of the Supreme Council for National Re…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-17). Germany Creates Space Command And Strengthens Its Military Sovereignty. southfront.org German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and the Inspector General of the German Armed Forces Bundeswehr Eberhard Zorn (left). Photo: Michael Kappeler/DPA/AFPGermany becomes fourth NATO country to create a Space Command. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Amidst the contemporary space race, more and more countries decide to invest in expanding their military power through space technology. This Tuesday…

Joe Lauria (2021-07-17). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 2: The Espionage Act's UK Origins. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 7, 2021 | Part two of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | The 1917 U.S. Espionage Act under which Assange is charged is descended from the 1889 British Official Secrets Act. The Espionage Act replaced the 1911 U.S. Defense Secrets Act, which was based on Section 1 of Britain's legislation, the Official Secrets Act of 1889. | The language of this section of the Defense Secrets Act is in places nearly identical with the Official Secrets Act. Some of that language has survived in the Espionage Act to ensnare Assange. | The 1889 British Official Secrets Act says: | W…

teleSUR, lfl, JGN (2021-07-17). EE.UU. detiene a más de un millón de emigrantes en la frontera. telesurtv.net La cifra del pasado mes de junio representa un incremento del 4.5 por ciento, un récord en más de dos décadas.

Staff (2021-07-17). US failed in destroying Cuba despite spending billions. en.mehrnews.com Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says the United States could not destroy Cuba despite spending billions of dollars.

Mickey Z. (2021-07-17). A DIY Little League Story (we'd all be canceled today). dissidentvoice.org Yours truly, at maybe age 6, in Long Island City High School schoolyard Growing up in a working-class, blue-collar neighborhood — long before there was an internet — often left kids like me to our own devices. We found myriad ways to amuse ourselves and also, to play sports. We were troublemakers, sure, but athletes …

Editor2 (2021-07-17). The Assassination of Jovenel Moise: What Next for Haiti? orinocotribune.com By Seth Donnelly — Jul 13, 2021 | Today, the people of Haiti are facing down the US-backed dictatorship of the ruling Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) that came to power through the fraudulent election of Michel Martelly in 2010 and maintained its grip on power through the fraudulent election of Jovenel Moise in 2016, what Haitian activists refer to as electoral coup d'etats. Both elections were held under UN occupation and sponsored by the US government. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton detoured from her trip to the Middle East at the height of the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt and personally intervened…

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