2020-07-13: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-07-13). BAR Book Forum: Andrew J. Douglas's "W. E. B. Du Bois and the Critique of the Competitive Society" mronline.org This book sets out to challenge some of the assumptions that undergird what I call the competitive society—that is, a society marked by winners and losers, a world in which Black people are routinely expected to bear the burden of loss and defeat.

Katie Orlinsky, The Nation, Magnum Foundation (2020-07-13). Tear Down the Monuments, Bring Our Cities to Life. thenation.com Katie Orlinsky, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Tear Down the Monuments, Bring Our Cities to Life…

Jamal Rich (2020-07-13). The right to be radical: Uplifting the life of Claudia Jones. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Claudia Jones School for Political Education and Black Women Radicals came together virtually on the evening of July 3rd to co-host an event uplifting the life and work of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Over 300 attendees from around the world attended the event, including scholars and s from Kenya, Toronto, London, Brazil, the Caribbean, …

Fight Back (2020-07-13). Texas s demand: 'Junk Philippine terror law'. fightbacknews.org Houston, TX – On July 8, s with Malaya-Texas and Bayan, U.S.-based Filipino organizations, held events across the state of Texas against the repressive legislation enacted in the Philippines – the Republic Act 1147, also called Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. | In Houston, s publicly spoke against the measure and handed out flyers condemning Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's July 3 signing of the law. The organizers, along with allies of the Philippine struggle for social and national liberation, including from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), then dropped a banner from Montrose bri…

Paul Larudee (2020-07-13). The Military, What is It Good for? dissidentvoice.org In Part IV, we noted that the U.S. is ruled by a few hundred oligarchs and corporations, and that as long as power resides among this tiny elite, the chances of making headway against racism, police brutality, poverty and exploitation are exceedingly slim. The societal changes proposed in Parts I — IV can do much …

Aaron Maté (2020-07-13). Max Blumenthal: 'Cancel Culture' hypocrites cancel open debate and foreign countries. thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal says that signatories of the "Cancel Culture" letter fail to practice what they preach, while fueling an internecine…

Anya Parampil (2020-07-13). Exclusive: Bill Richardson undertakes private mission after State Dept abandons families of mercenaries detained in Venezuela invasion. thegrayzone.com The brother of Luke Denman, a former Green Beret detained after a failed invasion of Venezuela told The Grayzone ex-US…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-13). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Mitch Jones (2020-07-13). Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough. commondreams.org Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Howard Lisnoff (2020-07-13). Remembering the Nuclear Freeze Movement and Its Futility. counterpunch.org It's ironic that something that so much effort went into in the early 1980s came to amount to less than nothing. The problem with the movement to reverse the global arms race was that while it raised consciousness about nuclear war and nuclear proliferation, it made no demands on power. It was like a gigantic

Mike Whitney (2020-07-13). Children's Rights: Stop Fu**ing Around and Open the G**Damn Schools! globalresearch.ca Countries around the world are ignoring the media's fearmongering and starting to reopen their schools. This is a positive development which shows that the Coronavirus's psychic-grip on the population is gradually loosening. Once again, people are asserting control over their …

W. T. Whitney (2020-07-13). Oil Comes First in Peru, Not Coronavirus Danger, Not Indigenous Rights. counterpunch.org As of July 7, 10,772 people had died of COVID 19 infection in Peru, which is the 8th most severely affected country in the world. The actual toll is probably far greater, especially in Peru's Amazonian region. Indigenous inhabitants there, isolated from medical care, suffer from the pandemic and from an environment poisoned by oil extraction. Canadian oil company Frontera

Ishmael Reed (2020-07-13). Lin-Manuel Miranda's Perry Mason Moment. counterpunch.org We challenged Lin-Manuel Miranda's depiction of slave owners and brokers as abolitionists in his billion dollar plus musical "Hamilton, The Revolution," with our play, "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda," in which Miranda is taught the truth by slaves, Native-Americans and others whose views are not represented in "Hamilton." The reviews of our play were mixed,

Staff (2020-07-13). What's Behind Brazil's COVID-19 Disaster? therealnews.com Indigenous, poor, and working-class communities in Brazil are all under threat from COVID-19. One man is largely to blame for the country's pandemic disaster: President Jair Bolsonaro, who has just tested positive for the virus.

RT (2020-07-13). Black and blue: BLM and NYPD supporters duke it out on NYC streets for 2nd night in a row (VIDEOS). rt.com At least two ers were arrested and two NYPD officers injured as pro-cop demonstrators and Black Lives Matters supporters faced off in street clashes for the second day in a row. | Dozens of Black Lives Matter ers clashed with members of a pro-NYPD rally held in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn at approximately 5: 30pm local time Sunday. | The BLM counter began a mile away on 86th Street but it wasn't long before the two sides came to blows for the second day in a row as eyewitness footage from the scene shows. | #brooklyn Staff (2020-07-13). Disability Rights s Take On Twin Pandemics of Racist Police Brutality & COVID-19. democracynow.org Two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked an international uprising, we look at the underreported but devastating impact police violence has on people with disabilities, especially Black disabled people. According to at least one study, up to one-half of people killed by law enforcement in the U.S. have a disability. "People with disabilities have always been attacked by police. And people with disabilities and poor people have our own answers," says Leroy Moore, a Black disabled and artist, POOR Magazine co-founder and founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. "Our own answer is t…

Staff (2020-07-13). Attempted Lynching in Indiana. No Arrests? Meet the Survivor: Human Rights Commissioner Vauhxx Booker. democracynow.org We go to Bloomington, Indiana, to speak with the African American human rights commissioner for Monroe County, Vauhxx Booker, who says he survived an attempted lynching when a group of white men pinned him against a tree over the Fourth of July weekend. "You have to be aware of George Floyd and how many other Black folks in our history have heard their executions spoken before them in real time," Booker recalls. "I felt myself want to cry out 'I can't breathe' with these men on top of me, and I just couldn't say the words." Police were called, but no arrests were made. "These men remain loose in my community," sa…

Staff (2020-07-13). Headlines for July 13, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. & World Mark Record Number of New COVID-19 Cases, Trump Accuses CDC of Lying & Attacks Dr. Anthony Fauci , COVID-19 Death Toll at San Quentin State Prison Reaches Nine, JBS Meat Processing Workers Stage Wildcat Strike, 300 Workers Infected, 4 Die at Los Angeles Apparel Factory, Mexico's COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 35,000, Surpassing Italy as World's Fourth Highest, India, Hong Kong, Colombia Reimpose Lockdowns Amid New Surges, Trump & DeVos Threaten to Cut Funding If Schools Stay Closed During Pandemic, Trump Commutes Sentence of Friend & Adviser Roger Stone, Washington Rdskns to Change Name; Will the Chiefs Be…

Staff (2020-07-13). As COVID Infections Soar, Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, CDC & Pushes Schools to Reopen at All Costs. democracynow.org As the world and the United States shatter the daily records of COVID-19 infections, President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to push for public schools to reopen in the fall without a plan to adhere to CDC guidelines. "We need to be doing this safely," responds emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen. "We've already seen what happens when we use shortcuts." Meanwhile, the White House continues to attack the nation's top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Wen says, "I fear that at this point we are not even seeing the peak of this epidemic."

Fight Back (2020-07-13). Lone "All Lives Matter" Demonstrator at Black Lives Matter in Novato, California. indybay.org Hundreds of BLM ers and one white supremacist on July 11.

Fight Back (2020-07-13). In Novato, BLM Held in Response to Right Wing Rallies in their City. indybay.org Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at a Black Lives Matter rally and march in Novato on July 11. Young s who organized the march from Slade Park to downtown Novato were countering a recent local rally supporting President Trump. There have been several right-wing demonstrations in Novato since May 23.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-13). Healthcare Workers, Covid & Black Lives Matter with Luci Riley NNU CNA Alta Bates Hospital. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews NNU CNA Peralta Bates nurse Luci Riley about the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect on Blacks and other minorities. She discusses the systemic racism in healthcare and the healthcare crisis.

Justin Valenzuela (2020-07-13). Operation Twilight Lockdown: Occupying Mayor Lily Mei's House (Fremont, CA). indybay.org We, the people of Fremont, took direct action by occupying space on July 6th, from 8pm till past midnight at the Mayor Lily Mei's neighborhood. Drawing attention to #blacklivesmatter, #landback, and demanding to #defundfremontpd.

The Revolutionary United Front (2020-07-13). Tuesday 7/21: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd s Pt. 4. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

_____ (2020-07-13). Black Hills Treaty Defender Faces Felony Charges. popularresistance.org The leader of an Indigenous-led advocacy organization, who spent the holiday weekend in jail after defending his people's unceded territory in the Black Hills, called the serious charges he's facing "bullshit."Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota, president and CEO of NDN Collective, is charged with multiple offenses, including two felonies, related to the July 3 Mount Rushmore that ended with 20 treaty defenders — 19 adults and one juvenile — in jail, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. One counter-er was also jailed, and additional arrests may happen as the video is being revie…

_____ (2020-07-13). The Police Defunding Con Game. popularresistance.org Cutting police budgets without establishing public control over their behavior doesn't solve the problem, and invites politicians to shuffle budget numbers around like a three-card monte swindle. Unfortunately, a key demand of the new movement has led to confusion and to political defeats at a crucial moment. At first glance, the idea of defunding the police seems to have merit. Everyone who wants to end police brutality welcomes the idea that they might lose some of the resources they use in their terrorism spree. The police are the modern-day slave patrol and any effort to diminish their capabilities seems like…

_____ (2020-07-13). Chris Hedges: Don't Be Fooled By The Cancel Culture Wars. popularresistance.org The cancel culture — the phenomenon of removing or canceling people, brands or shows from the public domain because of offensive statements or ideologies — is not a threat to the ruling class. Hundreds of corporations, nearly all in the hands of white executives and white board members, enthusiastically pumped out messages on social media condemning racism and demanding justice after George Floyd was choked to death by police in Minneapolis. Police, which along with the prison system are one of the primary instruments of social control over the poor, have taken the knee, along with Jamie Dimon, the ch…

RT (2020-07-13). 'I hope someone kills your whole f***ing family!': Disabled BLM er berates police at Portland riot. rt.com Shocking eyewitness footage captured during this past weekend's unrest in Portland shows a Black Lives Matter er, who claimed to be disabled, wishing death on police officers and their families. | As police were clearing the streets of Portland amid ongoing Black Lives Matter s Saturday, one man was hospitalized with a fractured skull, caused by non-lethal munitions fired to disperse crowds on the 45th consecutive day of s. Donavan La Bella, 26, underwent emergency surgery Sunday to treat his head wounds, sustained outside the city's Justice Center. | Elsewhere in the city, another …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-13). "No Return to the 'Old Normal' for Foreseeable Future," Warns WHO Chief. commondreams.org "If the basics aren't followed, there is only one way this pandemic is going to go. It's going to get worse and worse and worse." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-07-13). Trump Is Trying to Hide U.S. and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court. strategic-culture.org Marjorie COHN | A war crimes

Raghav Kaushik — Arun Gupta (2020-07-13). On Coronavirus and the Anti-Police-Brutality Uprising. counterpunch.org An investigative reporter, Arun Gupta has been consistently ahead of the news. In September 2011, he founded The Occupy Wall Street Journal with the help of the Yes Men to help build support for the fledgling occupation in Zuccotti Park. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he warned that if elected Trump would carry out "the

Victor Grossman (2020-07-13). Has Germany finally had enough of U.S. bullying and militarism? peoplesworld.org BERLIN — Despite concern here about the continuing coronavirus danger, some still have an eye or an ear for new dangers on the international relations front. If they look and listen hard they are hearing an unusual tearing sound. It could be emanating from a recent development, the yet inconclusive but undeniable ripping apart of …

Gerald Sussman (2020-07-13). The Russiagate Spectacle: Season 2? counterpunch.org If it's an election year, there must be a Russiagate story. The Clintons and their neoliberal progeny, including the current standard bearer for corporate liberalism, have turned the Democratic Party into a branch office of the Deep State Inc., whose propaganda drones, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC act like hired guns for the Office of War Information.

Ralph Nader (2020-07-13). The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump's Resignation. counterpunch.org Today's New York Times headline boldly exclaimed, "PRESIDENT IS 'NOT ABOVE THE LAW,' JUSTICES DECIDE." But then the Supreme Court majority found a way not to apply the law to Trump's defiance of Congress. Didn't this question get decided in 1776 and more formally in 1787 by our Founders? In obtaining information for overseeing the

Albert Bender (2020-07-13). Supreme Court's earthshaking decision: Eastern Oklahoma is still Indian Country. peoplesworld.org On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Supreme Court fulfilled its legal duty and moral obligation and returned three million acres of eastern Oklahoma to the Muscogee Creek Nation (MCN). This is the area comprised of the original boundaries of the Nation under the Treaty of 1866. This is a gigantic legal step forward for Indigenous people not just in Oklahoma …

Michael Berkowitz (2020-07-13). New documentary film on Congresswoman Barbara Lee: She speaks for me! peoplesworld.org On September 14, 2001, three days after New York City's Twin Towers were leveled by two hijacked airliners, with the building ruins still smoldering, 3000 dead, over 6000 injured, Congress met to consider President George W. Bush's request to wage war against the perpetrators. On the floor of Congress, speaker after speaker echoed the hurt, …

John Hawkins (2020-07-13). Mirror, Mirror on the World Who's the Darkest of Them All? dissidentvoice.org Dunbar's number, the famous estimate of how many relationships you can meaningfully maintain in life, is just 150. — Edward Snowden, Permanent Record (2019) I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together — The Beatles, "I Am The Walrus," (1967) Dot-Dash. Here-Gone. Off-On. In-Out/Out-In. One-Zero. 2B or …

The Canary (2020-07-13). Sturgeon accuses UK Government of 'full-scale assault on devolution'. thecanary.co Nicola Sturgeon has accused Boris Johnson's government of launching a "full-scale assault on devolution" over plans for Westminster to regulate state subsidies after Brexit.Scotland's first minister warned that if decision-making powers over state aid were reserved to Westminster, it would be a "blatant move to erode the powers of the Scottish Parliament".But Downing Street said it has always considered "the regulation of state aid to be a reserved matter". | Make no mistake, this would be a full scale assault on devolution — a blatant move to erode the powers of the Scottish Parliament in key areas. If the…

pip.hinman (2020-07-13). Guard tests COVID-19 positive at refugee detention hotel. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-07-13). Donald Trump Jr is lambasted on Twitter for his book cover — and it's not the title, 'Liberal Privilege,' that did it, but a TYPO. rt.com The US president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, has triggered Democrats once again. But not, as you might think, with the title of his new book, 'Liberal Privilege,' but over what looks to be a glaring typo on its cover. | "Joe Biden and the Democrat's Defense of the Indefensible," reads the subtitle of the book, an image of which the author shared online over the weekend. | Unless Trump Jr is using "Democrat" to refer solely to Biden, or the political party as a category, the apostrophe should come at the end of the word, as a possessive plural — as legions of detractors on social media were quick to poi…

RT (2020-07-13). NBA blasted after viral video shows ban on custom 'FREE HONG KONG' jerseys but no ban on other contentious messages. rt.com The NBA is once again being accused of bowing to China, after a viral video revealed its website does not allow custom jerseys with the phrase "Free Hong Kong," but has no problem with plenty of other disruptive messages. | "The NBA bans you, the fan, from putting #freehongkong on customized league jerseys even as they allow players to wear customized jerseys," journalist Clay Travis tweeted on Sunday. | Travis Included a video actually showing the merchandising section of the website rejecting the phrase. Numerous people took to social media to give other firsthand accounts of the site not allowing the messag…

RT (2020-07-13). Trump calls on police to 'take a stronger stand' with 'Radical Left' Democratic city governments…meaning what, exactly? rt.com US President Donald Trump has urged police officers across the country to fight back against the "disrespect" coming from the "Radical" Democrats running major cities. What exactly he meant was open to interpretation, as usual. | "Never in history have Police been treated so badly as they are in Democrat run cities," Trump lamented on Monday via Twitter, calling on cops to "take a stronger stand with the Radical Left politicians that are treating them so badly, and so disrespectfully!!!" | Never in history have Police been treated so badly as they are in Democrat run cities – and these cities are a mess. Polic…

RT (2020-07-13). 'You should be ashamed': Obama's ex-adviser slammed for celebrating NYC triumph over Covid 'from the epicenter to zero deaths!'. rt.com A former adviser to Barack Obama is being slammed for a "ghoulish" tweet celebrating the "short term sacrifices" New York City made to go from the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic to having a day with no new recorded deaths. | "From the epicenter to zero deaths. Short term sacrifice saves lives!!!" Valerie Jarrett tweeted on Saturday evening, in reaction to a story declaring the fact that the previous day included no new coronavirus deaths in New York City. | From the epicenter to zero deaths. Short term sacrifice saves lives!!!

RT (2020-07-13). 'Everyone is lying': Outrage after Trump retweets TV host who said there's a Covid-19 conspiracy to make him lose election. rt.com TV personality Chuck Woolery ignited uproar after claiming there was a conspiracy afoot to distort the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to make Donald Trump lose November's election, a tweet the president then reposted. | "The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19," the game-show host tweeted on Sunday, adding that "everyone is lying" about the pandemic. | According to Woolery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Democratic Party, the media and "most" doctors are all in on the anti-Trump conspiracy. By exaggerating the direness of the pandemic, they are trying to "keep…

RT (2020-07-13). First federal execution in US in 17 years STOPPED by judge hours before being carried out. rt.com A judge in Washington DC has ordered a delay in the execution of convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee. It would have been the first federal execution carried out in the US in more than 17 years, had it gone ahead. | Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled on Monday to postpone the executions of several death row inmates until further notice to allow legal challenges to the lethal injection procedure, which is used for federal executions. | Read more | | Le…

The Canary (2020-07-13). The hopes of equal marriage rights in Russia crushed by constitutional amendment. thecanary.co Same-sex couples in Russia are frustrated by a recent constitutional amendment stipulating that marriage is between a man and a woman.The 1 July decision by voters to approve a series of constitutional proposals means they will not be allowed rights common for married couples.These include the right to refuse to give evidence against their partner in court, the right to inherit from each other automatically, and the right to see each other in hospitals that only allow visits by family members.One couple, Irina and Anastasia Lagutenko, held their own personal same-sex ceremony. They have a son Dorian, who was born…

Ali Salam (2020-07-13). MADA: 58 Violations Against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June. imemc.org June 2020 witnessed a surge of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, most of which were committed by the Israeli authorities and its military forces, Palestinian News Network reported. The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms "MADA" has documented a total of 58 infringements, 48 of which were committed …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-13). China and Iran Deepening Bilateral Ties. A 25-Year Strategic Partnership. globalresearch.ca In contrast to endless US war on humanity, China, Russia, Iran, and other nonbelligerent nations on its target list for regime change pursue cooperative relations with other countries — hostility toward none. | For some time, China and Iran have been …

Seymour M. Hersh (2020-07-13). Remember My Lai: GIs Call Viet Killings 'Point-Blank Murder'. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on cleveland.com in November 2009, updated in January 2019. | Three American GIs who participated in March 1968 attack on "Pinkville" said in interviews released yesterday that their Army combat unit perpetrated, in the words of …

WSWS (2020-07-13). Far-right Vox party to launch fascist trade union in Spain. wsws.org Vox intends to exploit the reactionary role played by Spain's main unions, which support the austerity policies of the ruling Podemos and Socialist parties.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). Progressive youth in Frankfurt honor memory of victims of right-wing violence. peoplesdispatch.org The commemoration was held on the second anniversary of the verdict in the case of the racist murders committed by the neo-nazi group, National Socialist Underground (NSU), in Germany…

Freedom Socialist Party (2020-07-13). Sunday 7/19: s of Color Speak Out on Systemic Racism in the Era of COVID-19. indybay.org Online. To register: http: //bit.ly/Demand-New-Normal…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Indian court declines to restrict Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir. yenisafak.com Amid the surge in coronavirus cases and deaths, the Indian Supreme court on Monday declined to restrict Hindu pilgrimage in Indian-administered Kashmir."Whether pilgrimage is held should be left with the local administration to decide and not for the court. Undoubtedly any decision arrived must be based on law and all relevant statutory provisions," ruled a three-member bench of the apex court.The plea seeking restrictions on the entry of devotees in view of the current pandemic situation was filed by Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organization, a non-profit association engaged in providing various services during…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Special Forces commander admits Australian troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan. wsws.org The systematic killings and other abuses are the inevitable product of the colonial-style invasions and occupations mounted by the US and its allies.

Deborah James (2020-07-13). Digital Trade Rules: a Disastrous New Constitution for the Global Economy Written by and for Big Tech. counterpunch.org The largest corporations in the history of the world ― Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft ― are seeking to use "trade" rules to rig the rules of the global (digital) economy to enable them to collect more data, exercise more control over our lives and over their workers, and amass ever more profit. More

Sam Pizzigati (2020-07-13). Will the Biden-Sanders Economic Task Force Rattle the Rich? counterpunch.org How much more unequal has the United States become in the Trump years? We don't exactly know. We have some juicy anecdotal data — billionaires, for instance, have increased their net worth by $600 billion or so just since mid-March — but broader national stats won't be available until well into 2021. The more pressing

Leonardo Flores (2020-07-13). VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two sides of the same coin. mronline.org The Biden campaign recently held an event outlining the presidential hopeful's "vision for Venezuela." Spoiler alert: it barely differs from President Trump's.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-07-13). Will the Biden-Sanders Economic Task Force Report Rattle the Rich? zcomm.org Wish-lists of progressive public policies never change the world. But they sometimes do excite the people who can…

WSWS (2020-07-13). US Catholic Church received at least $1.4 billion through "small business" loan program. wsws.org Special provisions in the CARES Act as well as executive exceptions allowed the largest religious organization in the world to receive government funds.

John Buell (2020-07-13). Unless We Take Urgent Action, Covid-19 Won't Be the Last Virus That Jumps From Animals to Humans. commondreams.org With tens of billions of nonhuman animals either hunted or farmed in the world's current world system of food production, future pandemics are all but certain. (Photo: Tim Geers/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andy Rowell (2020-07-13). As the Arctic Burns, Trump Bailouts Fossil Fuel Industry with Billions. globalresearch.ca The Arctic is once again on fire. And the extremely warm temperatures in the region — and concurrent wildfires — are another urgent reminder that we need to divest from fossil fuels as soon as possible. | They are a pressing …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-07-13). John Bolton's belief that Trump isn't 'a Conservative or a Republican' could play into Democrat hands. thecanary.co John Bolton's Meanwhile,…

Peter Bolton (2020-07-13). Trump's latest move shows that the US government is degenerating into a glorified crime family. thecanary.co US President Donald Trump recently

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). Why has coronavirus exploded in Brazil and seems controlled in Argentina? peoplesdispatch.org While in Bolsonaro's Brazil, the death toll is counted in the thousands, in Argentina Fernández's administration took drastic, timely measures and seems to have controlled the cases. Prioritizing economy or health, two political approaches that lead to very different outcomes.

Allen Baker (2020-07-13). Trump's Stance on Foreign College Students Digs US Economic Hole Even Deeper. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's belligerence toward China and his administration's heartless and ill-thought-out Executive order to throw out foreign college students whose colleges, for health reasons, opt for another semester of on-line classes, could cast another wrench into the already clanking engine of the US economy. US colleges enroll around 1.1 million foreign students, who spend

Michael T. Klare (2020-07-13). Congress Wants More Unnecessary Anti-China Weapons Programs in Annual Defense Bill. globalresearch.ca "Emergency Funding to Thwart Chinese Communist Party Military Aspirations and Protect the United States Defense Industrial Base." That is the ungainly title of a measure

Andy Rowell (2020-07-13). Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Are "Dominating Climate Policy Battles During COVID-19" commondreams.org We cannot go back to the dirty past, otherwise we will have no collective future. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-07-13). French trade unions agree to attacks on healthcare system amid coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org As far as the capitalist class is concerned, if more workers die, particularly elderly workers no longer able to produce profits for employers, this can be a positive good.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Puerto Rico declares emergency as drought leaves nearly 150,000 residents without water. wsws.org A lack of consistent running water will make it more difficult for frequent handwashing to limit the spread of the coronavirus which has already infected thousands on the island.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-13). The Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders Close. counterpunch.org The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia. On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness. It is happening at the insistence of politicians across the country with a panicked urge. On the way are reminders about the miracle that was federation

Israel Shamir (2020-07-13). Popular Uprising against Covid Lockdown. Belgrade Liberated! The Government Surrenders. globalresearch.ca The relentless advance of coronavirus terror has been broken. Recalcitrant Serbs rebelled against their President when he ordered them back under house arrest. After two days of street battles with dozens of policemen hospitalised, the sturdy ers won; the

Chris Hartmann (2020-07-13). Mistrust Compels Anti-Authoritarian Epidemiology in the Time of COVID-19. commondreams.org Epidemiology, or the study of the causes and the distribution of health effects like diseases in a population, plays an integral role in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: CDC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Colleen M. Farrell (2020-07-13). Witnessing the Pandemic From the Front Lines at New York City's Oldest Public Hospital. thenation.com Witnessing the Pandemic From the Front Lines at New York City's Oldest Public Hospital…

Michelle Rempel Garner (2020-07-13). Video: An Economic Elephant in Canada's Room. Unprecedented Debt Crisis in the Making. globalresearch.ca There are several economic elephants in Canada's room. One of them is neoliberal economic orthodoxy. | Broadly speaking, neoliberalism can be defined in terms of a "trinity": privatization, deregulation, the evisceration of the public sphere. It speaks to corporate power and …

WSWS (2020-07-13). This week in history: July 13-19. wsws.org 25 years ago: Detroit newspaper workers go on strike On July 13, 1995, 2,500 Detroit Free Press and Detroit News workers went on strike, facing the most concentrated union-busting attack in the city in decades. Gannett Corporation and Knight-Ridder, owners of the two papers and at the time the two largest publishing chains in the country, were determined to destroy hundreds of jobs, slash health care benefits, and impose brutal working conditions.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-07-13). Power, Knowledge and Virtue. counterpunch.org I was working on a powerpoint presentation on the history of the Greek Revolution and came across the Memoirs of John Makriyiannis. This was an important fighter and leader who sacrificed everything for the cause of freeing Greece from its abominable Turkish tyrants. Makriyiannis was illiterate. However, he had a broad knowledge of Greek and European history.

Makia Freeman (2020-07-13). Busted: 11 COVID Assumptions Based on Fear Not Fact. globalresearch.ca COVID assumptions — the assumptions people make about COVID, how dangerous it is, how it spreads and what we need to do to stop it — are running rampant, running far more wildly than the supposed virus SARS-CoV2 itself. The …

commondreams (2020-07-13). 60 Groups to NRC: Suspend ISP/WCS High-Level Radioactive Waste CIS Dump Proceeding, Till Covid-19 Emergency Ends. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Public forum: COVID-19 and the escalating assault on educators and students. wsws.org The Committee for Public Education and International Youth and Students for Social Equality in Australia are holding on online forum on July 18 to discuss the critical issues posed by government demands that schools reopen.

commondreams (2020-07-13). Federal Court Blocks FDA Restriction That Unnecessarily Imposes COVID-19 Risks on Patients Seeking Abortion Care. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Limited lockdowns fail to halt Australia's COVID-19 surge. wsws.org As is happening globally, the government and business "reopening" is causing a disaster.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Thousands Israeli government's lack of COVID-19 economic aid. wsws.org Unemployment has risen to 21 percent and more layoffs are expected in the wake of new restrictions imposed since a dramatic rise in infections.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Florida sees one-day high of 15,300 COVID-19 cases as pandemic inundates health care infrastructure. wsws.org The world has passed 13 million new cases of COVID-19, taking less than five days for an additional million cases.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Ford workers in Louisville denounce unsafe conditions as opposition grows to COVID-19 spread in auto plants. wsws.org Ford Louisville Assembly workers denounced the blatant disregard of health and safety by both management and the United Auto Workers.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Melbourne public housing residents still outraged by Australian police lockdown. wsws.org The brutal state Labor government operation failed to curb the spread of COVID-19 throughout the public housing estates.

Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Kenneth J. Rothman, Fabrizio Ferrari, Alessia Goffi, Giuseppe Maffeis, Nicola Orsini (2020-07-13). [Research Paper] Lockdown timing and efficacy in controlling COVID-19 using mobile phone tracking. thelancet.com It appears that the less rigid lockdown led to an insufficient decrease in mobility to reverse an outbreak such as COVID-19. With a tighter lockdown, mobility decreased enough to bring down transmission promptly below the level needed to sustain the epidemic.

Elin Mart√≠nez (2020-07-13). Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems. commondreams.org School closures have created some of the most trying ordeals for families in this pandemic. (Photo: carl_hfser/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). Palestinian Authority imposes fresh restrictions to curb COVID-19 spread. peoplesdispatch.org The measures include a complete ban on movement of people between all the 9 governorates of the West Bank for two weeks, as well as restrictions on businesses and social activity…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Bereaved family members march on Downing Street to demand UK COVID-19 inquiry. wsws.org Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK have set up a petition calling for an "immediate inquiry" that has been signed by over 154,000 people.

WSWS (2020-07-13). US ruling class demands deadly reopening of schools. wsws.org The escalating campaign to reopen US schools in the fall, under conditions of an explosive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a key element of a conscious, bipartisan policy that will lead to countless preventable deaths.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Canada's government accelerating drive to cut off support for workers made jobless by pandemic. wsws.org The Liberal government is scheming with big business to curtail the meager makeshift benefits for the millions of workers who have lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greg Mitchell (2020-07-13). 75 Years Ago: When Szilard Tried to Halt Dropping Atomic Bombs Over Japan. globalresearch.ca As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention. They will include July 16 …

Michael Snyder (2020-07-13). Job Losses, Bankruptcies and Store Closings Are All at Apocalyptic Levels as the U.S. Economic Collapse Rolls on. globalresearch.ca The last four months have been an unending nightmare for the U.S. economy. Businesses are shutting down at a pace that we have never seen before in American history, the "retail apocalypse" has reached an entirely new level that none …

William Bowles (2020-07-13). Enter the Virus… The Great 'Reset' of Capitalism. globalresearch.ca Why can't I shake the feeling that the Virus is really the back story, a story that diverts us from something far deeper and much more threatening than the much-maligned Virus? The social distancing; the masks; the lockdown; the shutdown; …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-13). The Woke Revolution. "The Free Exchange of Information and Ideas" globalresearch.ca 150 prominent intellectuals and Ivy League academics of leftish persuasion have signed a The signatories made the obligatory bow to denouncing Trump as "a real threat …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-07-13). Unintended Consequences: Facemasks and Rising Crime in the US. globalresearch.ca The recommended use of facemasks has been a controversial issue in the US and other countries around the world in whether they keep you safe or not. Scientific evidence suggests that facemasks are useless against viruses as Dr. Russell Blaylock…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-07-13). "Soft Power": Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields. globalresearch.ca I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation's global cultural reach as expressed through its 'soft power'. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power "involves shaping the preferences of others through …

Dr. Paul Oquist (2020-07-13). "Equilibra": The Current Threats Menacing Humanity. globalresearch.ca Interview with Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua | *** | Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Dr. Paul Oquist. It's June 29th. Dr. Oquist is going to talk to us about …

S. Brian Willson (2020-07-13). The Inevitable, Fatal End of Globalization — Centuries of Obscene Entitlement Morphing into Unavoidable, Horrendous Consequences; New Beginnings? globalresearch.ca As the world is understandably distracted by the threat of the pathogenic actions of an entity 10,000 times smaller than a grain of salt, we spend a huge amount of time arguing over its origins and nature, or whether it …

IMEMC News (2020-07-13). Former Political Prisoner, Senior PFLP Member, Killed In Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a former political prisoner was shot and stabbed to death, on Sunday evening, by several assailants near his home in the Saudi neighborhood, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said unknown gunmen opened …

Ali Salam (2020-07-13). Israeli Forces Demolish Arab Wedding Hall Inside Israel. imemc.org The Israeli authorities destroyed a wedding hall, Sunday, in the Arab town of Tira, adjacent the green line, in central Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Raghadan Wedding hall was allegedly lacking an Israeli permit to build, the standard pretext used by the Israeli state. A large Israeli …

WSWS (2020-07-13). Merkel in Brussels: Profits before lives and European great power politics. wsws.org The message was clear: despite the massive increase in infections and deaths, there would be no new lockdown.

Michael Lebowitz (2020-07-13). Popular protagonism in Venezuela's transition to socialism. zcomm.org Capitalism, which destroys human beings and nature, must be ended, but you can not build socialism without the protagonism by which people change themselves…

Paul Dobson (2020-07-13). Venezuela Begins Election Preparations as More Parties Confirm Participation. venezuelanalysis.com Hard-right Popular Will Party has announced it will run, while the Communist Party has unveiled an alternative revolutionary alliance.

Nan Levinson (2020-07-13). Veterans Go to Washington, So What? commondreams.org The reasons for the current state of perpetual war are complex, but they're not inexplicable. (Photo: Cliff Wells / Veterans for ) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Bushehr province Q1 exports top $1.18 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — More than 5.7 million tons of commodities worth over $1.18 billion were exported from Bushehr province, southern Iran, during the first three months of the current fiscal (March 20 -June 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Health defenders new warriors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The contagion of the new coronavirus has appeared as an unexpected war with doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel as the new warriors on the front lines demanding the sacrifice of the health experts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Special coronavirus ward in Golestan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Nurses and doctors at hospitals of Gonbad Kavus and Aliabad-e-Katool, in the northern Golestan province are offering high-quality medical services to Covid-19 patients round-the-clock.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Disinfecting passenger planes against coronavirus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The passenger planes at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran are being regularly disinfected in line with ensuring the safety of passengers and preventing the outbreak of deadly 'coronavirus'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iranian lawmaker dies of COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — A member of the Iranian Parliament, Isa Jafari, has died of COVID-19 on Monday in a hospital in Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Find the (best) Iranian Psychologists in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Many problems are facing Iranian immigrants that need the advice of an expert who understands what they are saying in many of these difficult times.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iran to adopt 'smart response' toward Natanz incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — In reaction to the Natanz incident, the Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that the strategic and inviolable policy of the Establishment is giving a smart and ingenious response.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iran waiting for EU Foreign Policy Chief's consultations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that the Islamic Republic is currently waiting for the response from EU Foreign Policy Chief.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Govt. determined to coop. with branches in resolving problems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is determined to cooperate with two other branches of the government (legislative and judicial bodies) for resolving economic problem facing people in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). IAEA BoG anti-Iran resolution hits JCPOA process: Jalali. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian ambassador to Moscow called the recent anti-Iran resolution of the 3 European countries another strike to the implementation process of the JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Police seize over 4 tons of narcotics in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Dismantling a drug-smuggling band in Iranshahr, police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan have seized over 4 tons of illicit drugs in three separate operations in the past 72 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Armenia, Azerbaijan must resolve differences fully: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Mon. that the two countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan Republic must settle their differences fully over the disputed region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). 57 injured in fire aboard US warship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The US military officially announced that 57 sailors have been injured in the USS Bonhomme Richard incident.

Eren Duzgan (2020-07-13). Capitalism, Coronavirus and the Road to Extinction. indybay.org The only way to 're-embed' our economies and save our lives from ecological collapse is by intervening in the very heart of the beast: land and human beings need to be taken out of the market. The beast is not tameable; it needs to be killed.

Lynda Carson (2020-07-13). Paycheck Protection Program loans to local nonprofit housing organizations. indybay.org PPP Loans During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

LaforFest (2020-07-13). Saturday 7/18: LF2020: Angel Island: History of Quarantine, Militarist Imperialism & Immigrant Exclusion. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

_____ (2020-07-13). Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over Lack Of COVID-19 Precautions. popularresistance.org The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers are forced back into the classroom this fall without proper precautions for COVID-19. | As of right now, Texas is planning on sending students back to campuses when the fall semester starts. As new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations skyrocket, teachers are afraid. | "I had already been sick with respiratory illness almost the entire year, so I think I may have a health problem, but I was unable to get to the bottom of it due to COVID and not wanting to go out to a lot of appointments," one…

_____ (2020-07-13). Still More Reasons To Defund Our CEOs. popularresistance.org Chief executives the nation over have spent this past spring scheming to keep their pockets stuffed while their workers suffer wage cuts, layoffs, and even death by COVID-19. The personal fortunes these execs have pocketed have corrupted our politics and turned our legislatures into dysfunctional chambers that can seldom accomplish anything that doesn't involve enhancing the financial well-being of already wealthy people. | Wealthy execs, in their haste to become ever wealthier, are even privileging their own financial futures over our health. The factories and plants they run are forcing workers to labor without…

Global Research News (2020-07-13). Selected Articles: The Pentagon's "Anti-China Weapons" and "The New Silk Roads" globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-13). 'Privatize the Profit, Socialize the Mess': Abandoned Fracking Wells Left Spewing Climate-Killing Methane Nationwide. commondreams.org "Are we going to be responsible for the mess that these companies leave behind?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-13). 'Inappropriate, Unjust, and Unreasonable': 300+ Groups Slam Duckworth Water Privatization Bill. commondreams.org "This bill is an egregious handout to giant water corporations which would embolden them to manipulate and fleece struggling communities—particularly communities of color." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-13). Citing Likelihood of 'Extreme Pain and Needless Suffering,' US Judge Halts Resumption of Federal Executions. commondreams.org "We haven't had a federal execution in 17 years: There is absolutely no reason for the government to rush forward with such a reckless and dangerous plan." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-07-13). Is This Awokening a Revolution, or Not? strategic-culture.org Can there ever be a true revolt that is led by the spoiled Children of the Élite? If so, what would such a 'revolt' mean in America? Well, 25-years ago, a prescient American cultural historian, Christopher Lasch, foresaw just such a revolution. He wrote a book — Revolt of the Élite — to describe how, already in 1994, he perceived what lay ahead: A social revolution that would be pushed forward by radical children of the bourgeoisie. Their leaders would have almost nothing to say about poverty or unemployment. Their demands would be centred on utopian ideals: diversity and racial justice — ideals…

The Canary (2020-07-13). UK coronavirus healthcare worker deaths among highest — Amnesty International. thecanary.co The UK is among the countries to have recorded the highest number of health and social care worker deaths during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, according to a report by Amnesty International. | The human rights organisation said that at least 540 frontline staff have died after contracting the virus in England and Wales. The figure is second only to Russia, which has recorded 545 deaths. | Figures from 79 countries: | Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 268 deaths involving coronavirus among social care workers were registered in England and Wales between 9 March and 25 May.

The Canary (2020-07-13). PM urges return to work in conflict with official advice recommending that people work from home. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has repeated his call for employees to consider returning to work — but official government guidance continues to urge people to work from home where they can. | During a visit to the London Ambulance Service (LAS), the prime minister reiterated comments he made on Friday 10 July. He said people "should start to think about getting back to work" if their employers had made their workplaces safe against coronavirus. | "Think about getting back to work" but "work from home if you can": | Speaking to reporters on 13 July at LAS headquarters in Waterloo, Johnson said: Where businesses have…

The Canary (2020-07-13). Government immigration plan slammed for treating care workers like 'second class citizens'. thecanary.co Campaigners have accused the government of excluding care workers from its new immigration system and ignoring the "vital role" they've played during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | Critics hit out at the lack of visa options for foreign care workers in the points-based system. This is due to come into force on 1 January when EU freedom of movement ends. | Government documents published on 13 July confirmed plans to deny visas to 'low-skilled workers'. These could also include hospitality staff and labourers like builders, if they cannot meet the criteria for applications. | The move — which was fier…

Tom Anderson (2020-07-13). Palestinians call for international solidarity against Israel's annexation plans. thecanary.co Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are facing ongoing harassment by the Israeli occupation authorities. The Israeli state is gearing up towards a full annexation of this fertile area on the West Bank's eastern flank. | On 12 July, Palestinian grassroots group Jordan Valley Solidarity (JVS) told The Canary: Today the occupation authority have shut down the electricity on Fasayil and Al Zubeidat villages. No more electricity [from 1-4pm] 'til the people agree to pay the money to the occupation authority for past and future electricity. | Rashed Khudairy from JVS told us: Two months ago [in May] the Israelis removed t…

Paul Buchheit (2020-07-13). Foreshadowing the Year 2021: Half of America Facing Poverty. commondreams.org Volunteers speak with a woman while boxes of food for the needy from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are being packed in her car during a drive through event at City of Destiny church. The demand for food continues in the Orlando, Florida area due to the large numbers of service workers and others who have become unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Turkey: Oil refiner Tupras tops industrial enterprises. yenisafak.com The energy giant Tupras reclaimed the title of biggest industrial enterprise in Turkey in a list announced by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) on Monday.According to the 2019 survey, oil refiner Tupras retained the leadership with production-based sales worth 87.95 billion Turkish liras ($14.48 billion) in the list of Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises.International auto manufacturer Ford was the second-biggest company with production-based sales of 37.07 billion Turkish liras ($6.52 billion), followed by automaker Toyota in the third place with 25.85 billion Turkish liras ($4.55 billion).Oyak-Renault,…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. yenisafak.com Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Fourth in the world for most new casesFlorida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration renewed its push for schools to reopen and anti-mask s were planned in Michigan and Missouri.If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth worldwide for the most new daily cases, after the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.Health officials have pleaded with the public to wear masks to limit the virus spread, but the issue has become politically divisi…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million. yenisafak.com Global coronavirus infections passed 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease which has killed more than half a million people in seven months.The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months to reach one million cases. It has taken just five days to climb to 13 million cases from 12 million recorded on July 8.The number of cases is around triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.There have been more than 568,500 deaths linked to the coronavirus so far, wit…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Three more migrant bodies pulled out of lake in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Rescue workers on Monday recovered bodies of three more irregular migrants from a lake in Turkey's eastern Van province after a boat carrying them sank late last month.Turkish teams continue efforts to recover bodies from the Lake Van where a boat carrying up to 60 people sank on June 28.So far, a total of 29 bodies have been recovered from the lake.Earlier this month, three suspects were remanded in custody over the sinking of a migrant boat in eastern Turkey.Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of irregular migrants arriving in Turkey has declined.However, more than 21,000 migrants have reach…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Pfizer, BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine candidates get FDA's 'fast track' status. yenisafak.com Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE said on Monday two of their experimental coronavirus vaccines received 'fast track' designation from the U.S. health agency, speeding up the regulatory review process.The U.S.-listed shares of the German firm climbed about 10%, while Pfizer's stock rose about 2% before the bell.The companies are in a global race with Moderna Inc , AstraZeneca Plc and others to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, which has claimed over 568,500 lives globally, according to a Reuters tally.There are no approved vaccines for COVID-19, and the United…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). German study shows low coronavirus infection rate in schools. yenisafak.com Very few of 2,000 school children and teachers tested in the German state of Saxony showed antibodies to COVID-19, a study found on Monday, suggesting schools may not play as big a role in spreading the virus as some had feared.Germany began reopening schools in May, though debate continues as to the role children may play in spreading the virus to vulnerable adults at home as well as to older teachers and school staff.The study by the University Hospital in Dresden analysed blood samples from almost 1,500 children aged between 14 and 18 and 500 teachers from 13 schools in Dresden and the districts of Bautzen and…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). US regrets foreign interference in Libya's economy. yenisafak.com The US Embassy in Libya on Monday regretted foreign interference in the Libyan economy. | "After several days of intense diplomatic activity aimed at allowing the National Oil Corporation [NOC] to resume its vital and apolitical work as a way of defusing military tensions, the US Embassy regrets that foreign-backed efforts against Libya's economic and financial sectors have impeded progress and heightened the risk of confrontation," the embassy said in a statement. | It noted that incursions by Russian Wagner mercenaries against NOC facilities and conflicting messages conveyed by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Turkey's coup museum draws half a million visitors. yenisafak.com Since it opened in Turkey last year, some half a million people have visited a museum detailing the July 15, 2016 defeated coup attempt by the terrorist group FETO.On the third anniversary of the defeated coup, the July 15 Memorial Museum honoring the sacrifices paid to uphold democracy in Turkey opened in the heart of Istanbul.FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Turkey requests FETàñ extraditions from 105 countries. yenisafak.com Turkey's Justice Ministry has requested the extradition of 807 members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, from 105 countries including the US, Germany, Romania, and Belgium.Following these requests, 116 FETàñ members in 27 countries were handed over to Turkey.Ankara sent a total of 856 extradition files to relevant states on 807 FETàñ members in 105 countries.To date, Turkey requested the extradition of 156 FETàñ members from the US and 257 others from the European Union states.Among the EU member states, the highest number of reque…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone. yenisafak.com President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to maintain coordination for regional , security and stability.The presidents also discussed steps to be taken to strengthen economic relations, and cooperation against COVID-19.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Libya's new government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to the military offensive by warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces.The UN recognizes the Libyan government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sar…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Iran says no 'operational restrictions' on nuclear program. yenisafak.com Iran does not face any "operational restrictions" on its nuclear program, the country's foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. | Speaking to reporters in Tehran, ministry spokesman Sayed Abbas Mousavi said Iran is making "steady progress" in nuclear enrichment after reducing commitments to the 2015 deal, also known as JCPOA. | Mousavi said Iranian nuclear program was "moving forward" under the aegis of Iran's atomic energy organization (AEOI) and in accordance with the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA)'s safeguards commitments and voluntary impl…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Israeli court orders closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque gate. yenisafak.com An Israeli court on Monday ordered the closure of Bab al-Rahma, the eastern gate of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, according to the authority responsible for overseeing the city's Muslim and Christian holy sites. | In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Endowments Authority said it has received a letter from the Israeli Police Directorate informing it of the court's decision to close the gate. | "Al-Aqsa is superior to be subject to any court or political decision by the Israeli authorities," the statement said. | "Muslims do not endorse or recognize these illegal decisions by the [Israeli] occupation, and therefore…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). 'Turkey stands with Azerbaijan amid clashes with Armenia'. yenisafak.com Turkish foreign minister on Monday strongly condemned a deadly attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops.Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu in a televised interview called on Armenia to "pull its head together" and noted that Turkey stands with Azerbaijan "with all it has".àáavu≈üoƒülu's remarks came shortly after three Azerbaijani soldiers were martyred and four others injured in a border clash with Armenian troops on Sunday.Regarding Turkey's recent decision to reconvert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after serving decades as a museum, the…

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Turkey, EU share 'strategic interests, goals'. yenisafak.com Turkey shares many of the European Union's strategic interests and goals, the Turkish foreign minister said."As a candidate for EU membership, Turkey shares many of the bloc's strategic interests and goals. Our borders are Europe's and NATO's external borders and we, too, want to build state and societal resilience," Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote in an article for Politico.Addressing Turkey's significance for the EU, Cavusoglu said the country's diplomatic and security presence has defended Europe for generations."In the future too, Europe will be safe and prosperous with Turkey's contributions," he added.The foreign mi…

Ajamu Baraka (2020-07-12). Video: Race, Class and in the United States Today. globalresearch.ca American anti-war Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US "attempts to control the narrative" of the Black Lives Matter movement. | Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black …

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche (2020-07-12). Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives. commondreams.org As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.

John Malkin (2020-07-12). Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview. indybay.org Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."

TAECI (2020-07-12). Mysterious National Police Group Wants Palo Alto to Remove Assata Shakur from BLM Mural. indybay.org In recent days a national police group contacted the city of Palo Alto. They want the depiction of 1970's Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur removed from the 17 foot high BLM mural in front of City Hall. Assata happens to be Tupac Shakur's aunt.

_____ (2020-07-12). Ajamu Baraka: Race, Class And US s Today. popularresistance.org Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black Alliance for and the 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president said that: "The current ongoing capitalist crisis has created the most serious crisis of legitimacy since the collapse of the capitalist economy during the years referred to as the Great Depression. We are now seeing, within the economy, the genocidal implications of economic conditions in which young black workers have more value as human generators of profit locked up in prisons than as participants in the economy as low wage workers." | Founded in 20…

RT (2020-07-12). Gun store offers free rifle to Missouri couple seen guarding their home from BLM ers, after police confiscate theirs. rt.com Mark and Patricia McCloskey, now infamous for a video in which they're seen brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter supporters, were offered a free AR-15 by a local gun store, after their own was confiscated by police. | "This couple did what they needed to do to protect private property, as the property was being ambushed. I've seen videos, and some of these so-called ers were carrying firearms, and they clearly broke the gate to make way on to the private property (A THREAT)," the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, in St. Charles, Missouri, posted on Facebook, asking followers to share his message so…

RT (2020-07-12). Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount. rt.com The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | This is footage from last night at SW 3/Main. Some fires we…

RT (2020-07-12). 'KKK number behind white power gesture' spotted by Portland er was actually poster celebrating basketball star. rt.com A sharp-eyed er in Portland claimed she spotted a white supremacist hate symbol taunting her from a window of the BLM-besieged federal court. Further investigation, though, showed it was actually a basketball fan's poster. | The picture showing a hand gesturing "OK" was spotted inside the Hatfield Courthouse by one of the people ing against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. It may seem innocent enough, but the gesture stands for "White Power,"

Fight Back (2020-07-12). For his 70th birthday, we demand 'Free Simón Trinidad!'. fightbacknews.org Colombian revolutionary and political prisoner of the U.S. empire, Simón Trinidad, will have his 70th birthday in solitary confinement in a federal Supermax prison. Simón Trinidad, born Ricardo Palmera, is languishing in the Florence, Colorado Supermax prison after a bogus extradition to the United States in 2004, convicted on trumped-up charges, and sentenced to 60 years. | Organizers with the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera are asking people to email their birthday greetings for Simón to before his birthday on July 30. On…

Staff (2020-07-12). Man Killed by Mexican Police for Not Wearing Mask Sparks Movement. truthout.org In Mexico the police will kill you for not wearing a mask and the state will disappear you for demanding justice. This is the conclusion drawn by Alejandro Puerto, a young grassroots political in the state of Jalisco, who spoke with Truthout about the violence and repression doled out by the state government of Gov. Enrique Alfaro. | Inspired by the uprising against police brutality happening in the United States and tired of the regular abuses committed by state security forces at home…

_____ (2020-07-12). On Contact: Collateral Murder Video. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to journalist, Dean Yates, who, 13 years ago, was the head of Reuters' Baghdad bureau. On July 12, 2007, Yates learned two of his employees, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen, had been fired on and killed by the US Army. Their deaths, and those of others, were the focus of the now-infamous video Collateral Murder, leaked by Chelsea Manning and released by Wikileaks.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-07-12). Humanity is an Endangered Species. zcomm.org Have you noticed recently that things are collapsing? Sure, the rightwing, nationalist rulers of many countries never stop telling us that they have made their nations "great" again. But we would have to be dislocated from reality not to notice that something is wrong―very wrong. After all, the world is currently engulfed in a coronavirus

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-07-12). From bad to worse Lebanon. thealtworld.com The US has deliberately engineered the country's economic collapse, but Hezbollah won't yield to it demands | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet sounded the alarm on Saturday that the economic situation in Lebanon was spiralling out of control and that many thousands of its people face destitution and starvation. The warning was stark. But it wasn't surprising given the relentless US pressure the country faces, which has more than crossed every conceivable red line. | Bachelet listed a number of reasons why she feared economic collapse was looming: thousands of businesses bankrupted, the Leba…

Mike Whitney (2020-07-12). Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All. globalresearch.ca Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? | Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone …

Yanis Iqbal (2020-07-12). The Ravages of Lithium Extraction in Chile. dissidentvoice.org In Chile, the Covid-19 pandemic is raging with an unprecedented speed. There are more than 300,000 confirmed cases with one of the highest per capita infection rates of 13,000 cases for every 1 million people. The economy is severely experiencing the repercussions of Coronavirus-caused restrictions and the historically high national unemployment rate of 11.2% is …

RT (2020-07-12). Man plows minivan into packed Florida church, starts fire & leads cops on high-speed chase (PHOTOS). rt.com A driver tried to burn down a Catholic church in Florida after ramming his vehicle into the building's lobby as worshipers were gathering for Mass. The suspect was arrested after a high-speed chase. | The man rammed his minivan through the front doors of the Queen of Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. The driver then got out and threw some kind of incendiary device, starting a fire inside the church lobby. He fled the scene in his vehicle, but was pursued by police in a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested. | The name of the suspect h…

RT (2020-07-12). In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections. rt.com The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well. | The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. | Florida's record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country. | The state's daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate…

RT (2020-07-12). WHO reports over 230,000 new infections of Covid-19, marking a new record daily rise. rt.com The World Health Organization has registered a record increase in coronavirus cases worldwide. The confirmed-cases number has jumped by nearly a quarter million over the past 24 hours. | The record increase of 230,370 was registered by the global health watchdog on Sunday, with the largest number of new cases coming from the US, Brazil, India, and South Africa. It is the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. | The first three countries, which contributed most to the spike, amount to nearly half of all the cases registered worldwide. The US remains by far the worst-hit nation, with m…

RT (2020-07-12). Several injured & missing after explosion, massive fire at biofuel plant in China (VIDEOS). rt.com Multiple fire crews have been deployed to tackle a huge blaze raging at a biofuel complex in China. At least two people were injured during the incident. | An explosion rocked a biofuel plant in the city of Longyan in China's southeastern Fujian Province, local media reported, citing officials. | Videos from the scene show massive plumes of thick smoke bellowing into the sky. | Plumes of smoke sent skyward during massive blaze at

RT (2020-07-12). Jake Tapper says Trump would have 'saved lives' if he'd worn mask earlier, is shown 'no need for masks' clip from his own show. rt.com CNN's Jake Tapper was confronted with coverage from his own show claiming masks were "not needed" during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he tweeted Donald Trump may have saved lives if he'd worn them in public months ago. | "Some day someone will do a study on how many lives might have been saved if this happened in February or March," Tapper tweeted, reacting to the president being pictured for the first time wearing a mask. | Shaming citizens for refusing to wear masks in public — despite many states and businesses requiring them — has become commonplace on social media, but in "February or March," he…

RT (2020-07-12). 'Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader'? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics. rt.com US President Donald made his first public appearance wearing a mask (dressed up with a presidential seal), during a visit to a military hospital where he met wounded soldiers and healthcare workers. | On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he's "never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place." | So there's this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it

RT (2020-07-12). Covid-19 origin: Ex-Trump adviser Bannon claims West has 'defectors' from Wuhan & people will be 'shocked' at their revelations. rt.com Donald Trump's ex-adviser Steve Bannon has doubled down on the man-made nature of the coronavirus, claiming that Chinese "virus experts" have defected to the West and are now cooperating with intelligence agencies. | The explosive allegations were

RT (2020-07-12). German officials furious after meatpacker behind Covid-19 outbreak that placed 600,000 people on lockdown requests salary refund. rt.com A German meat processing factory at the center of a local Covid-19 outbreak that put two neighboring districts on quarantine has requested government support. The move angered German officials, including the agriculture minister. | "I don't have much sympathy with this," Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, commenting on a request by the Toennies meat factory in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Companies in Germany are entitled to "labor cost refunds" if they were forced to go on lockdown by the health authorities but still had to pay their employees. | Also on rt.com…

RT (2020-07-12). 'We want to see economic engines fired up': UK govt drops 'stay at home' message as Gove urges people back to their workplaces. rt.com UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said more people should return to their workplaces instead of working remotely, as the country continues to lift Covid-19 restrictions. He also said masks in shops will not be compulsory. | Sophy Ridge of Sky News asked Gove on Sunday whether people should continue working from home if they can, or go back to the office. "We want to see more people back at work on the shop floor, in the office, wherever they can be," Gove replied. | Of course, in some cases it's appropriate and convenient for people to work from home… [But] we want to make sure that the economic engines of th…

RT (2020-07-12). US-Russian relations 'remain at almost-rock bottom:' Unbefitting of leading nuclear powers — Kremlin. rt.com The "terrible" state of relations between the US and Russia is not what other nations expect from the two countries with the world's biggest nuclear arsenals, President Putin's spokesman has said. | "Our relationship remains at almost-rock bottom. The situation is terrible both in bilateral aspects and in terms of our responsibility for multilateral affairs, first of all, in arms control and strategic stability," Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Russian TV. | He noted that "shy" expert contacts between the two nations have been failing to preserve strategic arms control agreements, like the now-defunct…

RT (2020-07-12). 'Very distressed': Pope Francis laments conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque. rt.com Pope Francis has added his voice to those objecting to the museum status of Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia having been revoked. Originally a Byzantine Christian church, the Turkish government has turned it back into a mosque. | "My thoughts go to Istanbul. I'm thinking about Hagia Sophia. I am very distressed," the pontiff said, in the Vatican's first reaction to the decision taken by the Turkish authorities. The brief remark made during a Sunday prayer marking the International Day of the Sea saw the Pope add his voice to the growing chorus from other Christian churches worldwide that have expressed concern o…

RT (2020-07-12). Poland's President Andrzej Duda slightly ahead of his rival in tight runoff — exit polls. rt.com Poland's President Andrzej Duda appears to have just about managed to snatch victory from his opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, in an incredibly tight race, with exit polls showing he's just one percent ahead. | Duda has gained just over 50 percent of the vote, while his opponent secured 49.6 percent, according to the first exit poll results published by the Polish media. | In the first round, his advantage over Trzaskowski was much more noticeable and accounted for more than 10 percent. He still fell short of the overall majority that would have allowed him to win outright as he gained only 43.7 perce…

The Canary (2020-07-12). Following evictions in France, refugees risk hypothermia and worse in Channel crossings. thecanary.co Refugees rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the English Channel on 11 July.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and were picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and were taken to the French port of Calais.Nowhere to go: French authorities say they are now safe and well, but repeated warnings about the dangers of crossing the narrow strait. Meanwhile, evictions are leaving refugees with few other options.Crossings have continued as risk to refugees in the French camps considerably worsened in the wake…

The Canary (2020-07-12). Poland holds momentous presidential election run-off. thecanary.co Voting is under way in Poland's knife-edge presidential election. It's set to be a run-off between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union (EU) Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a second five-year term. Meanwhile, Trzaskowski, a former European Parliament politician, is running for the main opposition Civic Platform party.A close race: Latest polls show that the race may be decided by a very small margin. Both sides are calling to some 30 million eligible voters to cast their ballots. Turnout is expec…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-07-12). Palestinians Will Not Live in Until the Saudi Royal Family Is Gone. globalresearch.ca Palestine | 5 million Palestinians live under

Patrick Cockburn (2020-07-12). Trump's Defense of the South's Post Civil War Culture Goes Beyond Racism. zcomm.org Trump's defense of Confederate culture is not only a defense of racism, but also of other Old South born attitudes towards women, guns, abortion, evangelical Christianity, paramilitary policing, crime and punishment, and the role of government…

_____ (2020-07-12). The Fall of Plahotniuc and a New Hope for Moldova. strategic-culture.org In June 2019, the small landlocked nation of Moldova found itself in a life or death struggle between two opposing futures: Oligarchs like the notorious Vladimir Plahotniuc had worked diligently for years to bring this nation into the hull of the collapsing NATO-EU Titanic while nationalists sought to re-align Moldova's future with the new emerging Multipolar Alliance led by China and Russia. | The greatest moment of decision (until now) occurred in June 2019 when elections resulted in a three-way split between a pro-Russian Socialist Party, the pro-EU ACUM and another pro-western Democratic Party run by the arch…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). US Hostility Toward China. Military Encirclement, Visa Bans, Backlash on US Economy. globalresearch.ca Geopolitics of both right wings of the US war party is polar opposite what just societies cherish — seeking dominance over other nations by brute force if other tactics to achieve its aims fail. | Mutual cooperation and respect for the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Big Lie that Won't Die. globalresearch.ca Big Lies and deception about what happened in Srebrenica a generation ago were part of the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia by the Clinton co-presidency and NATO killing machine. | Events of that time were and remain one of history's great crimes …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region. peoplesdispatch.org Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes…

Robert Kuttner (2020-07-12). Biden's New Economic Nationalism. zcomm.org Better Than You May Think. And some of it seems to have been inspired by Elizabeth Warren…

Brasil de Fato (2020-07-12). Victims of reopening in Brazil: Stories of those who contracted COVID-19 going back to work. peoplesdispatch.org "It makes me cry to talk about this, we were so careful, took so much care and the person comes back to work and gets COVID-19 the first week." 37 year old Vânia da Silva Feitoza, vents about how her husband spent a week in the ICU being treated for the disease he contracted upon returning to work, amid the Alberto da Silva Feitoza, is a 38-year-old steel worker and was under social isolation for three…

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-12). Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Colombia: Another FARC ex-Combatant Killed in Meta. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) political party Saturday announced the murder of another ex-combatant in the municipality of La Uribe, department of Meta. | RELATED: | "We denounce another murder. Fredy Fajardo Avila was killed in La Uribe, Meta. With this comrade, 217 signatories have been murdered in the last years," the political party announced on its Twitter account. | FARC deman…

Felix Thomson, Julia Wallace & Mark Ostapiak (2020-07-12). Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops. zcomm.org This is the moment for us as rank-and-file members to make clear that the priorities of our union should be the well-being of our fellow members and our common humanity…

Terry Everton (2020-07-12). You Have the Right to Keep Silent If You Want to Remain Employed. dissidentvoice.org One of the most effective weapons in the corporate employer's fuck you arsenal is the employment at will clause. It's the trump card that stacks the deck against you regardless of the winning hand you think you're holding, relegating you instead to the chump pile of players who stayed in the game one bet too …

Julie Hollar (2020-07-12). Corporate Media Team With Trump to Disparage Public Health Experts. commondreams.org As public health experts tirelessly work to unravel the mysteries of the Covid pandemic (and are increasingly burning out), the president of our country has constantly attacked and undermined them—and, lately, so have corporate media.

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Russia Successfully Completes COVID-19 Vaccine Trial. telesurenglish.net Russia's health authorities Sunday announced that the country has successfully concluded the clinical trial of a vaccine against COVID-19 in a group of volunteers, becoming the first country to successfully complete this fase. | RELATED: | "At this stage, the safety of the vaccine was demonstrated. It corresponds to the safety of vaccines that are currently on the market, " First Moscow State Medical University Sechenov's Institute o…

Kapil Bajaj (2020-07-12). Covid-19, Hunger and Starvation in India. Globalist Takeover of India's Public Health Policy. globalresearch.ca Some might ask why India is in complete lockstep with global lockdown despite the very low COVID19-related

Nathalia Santos Ocasio (2020-07-12). Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown. zcomm.org As Covid-19 interrupts months of mass mobilizations in Chile, women continue creating political tapestries to resist state violence and systemic inequalities.

news.un (2020-07-12). A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don't shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis. news.un.org In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing s. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past few weeks, s have been held across Greece against a law introduced by the New Democracy government that will impose strict restrictions on demonstrations. The Communist Party of Greece and leftist trade unions have been in the forefront of these s.

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence. globalresearch.ca Srebrenica: July 11, 1995. Twenty-five years ago | One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-12). The UK Reading Stabbings: Al Qaeda LIFG Terrorists Supported by UK. Product of British Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca It should surprise no one paying attention that the suspect in the recent stabbing spree in Reading, UK was not only known to British security agencies as an extremist and security threat, but that he comes from the pool of …

Carlos Martins Branco (2020-07-12). Was Srebrenica a Hoax? Eye-Witness Account of a Former United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia. globalresearch.ca The mass graves are filled by a limited number of corpses from both sides, the consequence of heated battle and combat and not the result of a premeditated plan of genocide.

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). War in the Balkans, Srebrenica: The Memoirs of a Portuguese keeper. globalresearch.ca War pretext incidents. First published by SCF and Global Research in July 2017. Today July 11, 2020. 25 years ago Srebrenica, July 11, 1995 | Featured image: Gravestones at the Potoƒçari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | General Carlos Martins …

Ali Salam (2020-07-12). Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers. imemc.org The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-12). Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, two Palestinian residents from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and one from the central district of Jerusalem. Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli army invaded the Yatta village and the Al-Fawwar refugee camp of Hebron district. They added that during both …