Daily Archives: July 18, 2021

2021-07-18: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Chile Sets up Over 2,000 Voting Centers for Primary Elections. telesurenglish.net Primary elections in Chile began on Sunday at 6.00 a.m to select presidential candidates for the Nov. 21 elections. | RELATED: | Chileans must vote for representatives from the ruling Let's go Chile (CV) coalition and the leftist I Approve Dignity pact (YA).

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Peru to Officially Declare Pedro Castillo as the New President. telesurenglish.net The National Jury of Elections (JNE) is set to confirm leftist Pedro Castillo as Peru's new President after rejecting all the electoral complaints filed by right-wing Popular Force (FP) candidate Keiko Fujimori. | RELATED: | JNE advisor Alexandra Marallano explained that the official announcement might take place on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. | The decision comes after the JNE reported the conclusion of an electoral r…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-18). Chavista Chronicles from Caracas — Jen McKinney and Luisa Herrera — DSA Delegation to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 17, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—In this new episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas, we had the pleasure to interview Jen McKinney and Luisa Herrera of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). They were part of a larger delegation that visited Venezuela to participate in the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, held from June 22 to June 24. | Jen McKinney is a full-time mom and chair of DSA's National Political Committee. She has devoted most of her time to building mutual aid efforts within the organization. And Luisa Herrera is a community activist on the board of the DSA Inte…

Staff (2021-07-18). 3 athletes test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo just days before games, 2 of them diagnosed in Olympic Village. rt.com Three unnamed Olympians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the final days leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The upcoming event has been plagued with Covid-19 restrictions and concerns over health safety. | Out of the infected athletes, two tested positive in the Olympic Village, the Japan Times reported on Sunday, citing officials. | Five Olympic Games staff members, a contract worker and a journalist also tested positive on Sunday. | The news comes after a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ryu Seung-min, tested positive for the virus after landing at Na…

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). China to extend mass vaccination program to minors aged 12-17. ecns.cn A number of provinces, regions and municipalities across China have announced they will phase in COVID-19 vaccination for minors aged between 12 and 17.

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). Key COVID-19 indicators surge in U.S. amid rapid variants transmission. ecns.cn Key indicators of COVID-19 transmission in the United States continue to surge amid slowdown of vaccination rates and rapid spread of variants.

sputniknews (2021-07-18). About 114,000 Protest Against Vaccination, COVID-19 Safety Measures in France, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 114,000 people participated in protests held across France against coronavirus vaccination and fresh safety measures, BFMTV reports.

ecns.cn (2021-07-18). China opposes any attempt to seek regime change in Syria: FM. ecns.cn

The Conversation (2021-07-18). As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water. juancole.com By A.R. Siders and Katharine Mach | — When the tide gets exceptionally high in Charleston, South Carolina, coastal streets start to run with seawater. Some yards become ponds, and residents pull on rain boots. The city also gets a lot of rain. After homes in one low-lying neighborhood flooded three times in four years, …

Joe Lauria (2021-07-18). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 4: In Hot & Cold War. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 9, 2021 | Part four of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | With few exceptions, American newspapers voluntarily censored themselves in the Second World War before the government dictated it. In the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said he didn't "desire to reestablish wartime censorship" and instead asked the press for self-censorship. He largely got it until the papers began reporting American battlefield losses. | On July 25, 1950, "the army ordered that reporters were not allowed to publish 'unwarranted' criticism of command decisions, and that the army wo…

Staff (2021-07-18). 'Fascism spread to courts': Erdogan's spokesman berates top EU court for allowing employers to ban headscarves in workplace. rt.com The spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the EU of "embracing" the fascist past of the European continent, after a top court ruled that employers can ban religious symbols, including the headscarf. | The ruling passed this week by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is "wrong" and "an attempt to lend legitimacy to racism," Fahrettin Altun, the communications director for the office of President Erdogan said on Twitter on Saturday. He said it was "unbelievable that fascism just spread to the courts" of the EU, adding that "instead of denouncing its dark past, Europe now seeks to emb…

Staff (2021-07-18). Venezuela Condemns Chile's Granting of Political Asylum to Another Fugitive Accused of Cota 905 Terrorism. orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza reported on Friday, July 16, through a

Middle East Monitor (2021-07-18). Attack on Palestinian Gaza wasn't a Victory for Israel — It underlined an Ongoing Dilemma. juancole.com By Adnan Abu Amer | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Two months after the end of the last Israeli aggression on Gaza, Israel admitted that there is no simple solution to the situation in the strip. The instability of the current ceasefire entails Israel to discuss a number of necessary steps to weaken …

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-07-18). Bolivia recuerda a líder socialista desaparecido en dictadura. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado reiteró que no descansará hasta encontrar los restos del líder socialista Marcelo Quiroga.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-18). Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good? indybay.org Pluses and Minuses…

Oakland Privacy (2021-07-18). 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.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-18). 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.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-18). 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.

United We Dream (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Emergency Webinar on DACA Ruling & Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online via livestream recording…

cynthia papermaster (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Speaker Pelosi: "Help Free Julian Assange!" indybay.org Federal Building/Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco…

SCC Single Payer Coalition & others (2021-07-18). 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…

Still We Rise (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). Friday 7/16: Stop the U.S.-Saudi War on Yemen. indybay.org SF Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-18). The Heat: Plight of indigenous people in North America. america.cgtn.com The discovery of almost a thousand unmarked graves of indigenous children at boarding schools in Canada is forcing the continent to take a look at its genocidal past against the indigenous community.

Juan Cole (2021-07-18). Did Netanyahu Try to get Trump to Wag the Dog with Strike on Iran after Biden Won? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Susan B. Glasser reports at The New Yorker that after it became clear that Joe Biden had won the presidency, from November 7, lame duck Donald Trump desperately wanted to hold on to his office and contemplated a strike on Iran to bolster his position. Glasser writes that "the subject …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-18). Long COVID: Unpicking the lasting impact of COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Poorly defined and understood, the far-reaching impact of long COVID is emerging as the next battleground of the COVID-19 pandemic.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-18). Long COVID research receives funding boost to advance treatment and diagnostics. imperial.ac.uk Imperial academics have received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to support new research into long COVID.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). 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 (2021-07-18). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

teleSUR (2021-07-18). Venezuela's Vice President Rodriguez Ratifies Support to Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez concluded an official visit to Cuba, where she ratified her country's support for the Cuban Revolution. | RELATED: | On Friday, she met Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel to discuss cooperation agreements and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | Rodriguez delivered a message of solidarity from Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro while also rejecting the U.

Staff (2021-07-18). No Cops, No Corporations — Boston LGBTQ Community Reimagines Pride Celebrations. truthout.org Far from the tourist traps and high-end shopping establishments that line the route the Pride Parade once took through the commercial Downtown Boston, an alternative vision of what a pride march can be has been taking shape in the city over the past two summers. In the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain — predominantly communities of color — grassroots marches organized by Trans Resistance MA took to the streets to celebrate LGBTQ life and push mainstream LGBTQ…

Peter Koenig (2021-07-18). Cuba and Venezuela Under Siege? The Failed "Soft Coups" globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-07-18). Military Situation In Syria On July 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 17, Akidat tribe members attacked a SDF checkpoint in the Thiban town | On July 17, Arab tribe members in Shahil attacked SDF checkpoint in the Shahil area | On July 17, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has warned of preparations for…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-18). Military Situation In Yemen On July 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 201 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 17, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Rahbah area | On July 17, Ansar Allah captured Habaj village south of Baydha province | On July 18, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Rahbah | On July 18, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the w…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-18). New Round Of Clashes On Armenian-Azerbaijani Border. Casualties Reported. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh appears to be steadily and gradually nearing another escalation. | The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported on another shelling by the Armenian military positions of the Azerbaijani army along the entire length of the state border."On July 16, from 20: 40 to 22: 30, units of the Armenian armed forces from positions located on the territory of the village of Yukhary, Shorja, Basarkechar district, and on July 17 at about 01: 00 from the direction of the village of Mos…

Juan Cole (2021-07-18). Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control. zcomm.org The climate scientists who are cautiously suggesting that climate change is becoming nonlinear are saying we just went through the looking glass…

Staff (2021-07-18). Detroit's Prison Population Will Soon Be Stuck Living Next to a Toxic Site. truthout.org "It felt all too real," Siwatu-Salama Ra said from her home in Detroit, Michigan. Her lifelong struggles against two injustices plaguing her community — pollution and incarceration — had become fused in a surreal way. | Three years ago, Ra,

Staff (2021-07-18). How "In God We Trust" Bills Are Advancing a Christian Nationalist Agenda. truthout.org City vehicles in Chesapeake, Virginia, will soon be getting religion. | At a meeting on July 13, 2021, Meanwhile, the…

Dave Lindorff (2021-07-18). The tipping points are arriving: A Nighttime Walk without Bugs or Bats. warisacrime.org By Dave Lindorff This past Thursday evening, not having done my usual run because of the heat, I waited until later when things had cooled down a bit. It was still quite humid and even faintly misty and not wanting to get all sweaty I opted to walk the four mile circle through the exurb …

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