(2021-07-28). Comicomment: Is mute Fort Detrick 'innocent'?>. ecns.cn It is not up to the U.S. itself to decide whether the Fort Detrick laboratory is "clean."
(2021-07-29). Mexico president blasts 'inhumane' US sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has scoffed at the notion that Mexico should honor a US-imposed embargo on Cuba, as his country sends aid to the island in defiance of Washington's suffocating economic bans.
(2021-07-29). The 1960s Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): Gloria Richardson Dandridge and Bob Moses' Monumental Contributions to Civil Rights. globalresearch.ca
(2021-07-29). Bob Moses, veteran of Southern civil rights movement, is dead at 86. wsws.org His life and contributions exemplify the achievements as well as the limitations of the mass movement against segregation and for democratic rights.
(2021-07-29). EU issues travel warning after Greece's south Aegean islands report spike in Covid infections. rt.com The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned against travel to Greece's south Aegean islands, updating the area to dark red after a spike in coronavirus cases was reported by officials. | Greece has drawn visitors to the 13 islands, including Mykonos and Santorini, by promoting them as 'Covid-free' destinations but the updated The ECDC's travel map is a f…
(2021-07-28). Columnist calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin-tracing. ecns.cn A Tanzanian columnist has called for depoliticizing COVID-19, saying politics should not in any way influence scientific inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.
(2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.
(2021-07-28). Geo-political rivalry blocks global coronavirus cooperation, says Bangladeshi official. ecns.cn A senior Bangladeshi official has said that labelling COVID-19 as a Chinese virus is "very unfortunate" and that geo-political rivalry is "engulfing" global efforts to fight the pandemic.
(2021-07-28). Science should prevail in origin-tracing of COVID-19, say Nepali experts. ecns.cn Efforts to probe the origin of COVID-19 could be hamstrung by the politicization of the issue, with a conspiracy theory about lab leaks taking precedence over a scientific conclusion.
(2021-07-29). Russia rejects Dutch court ruling to hand $5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash to ex-oligarchs over collapse of Yukos oil & gas empire. rt.com Officials in Moscow have vowed to vigorously appeal a judicial ruling in an international arbitration court that would bind Russia to hand over billions of dollars to the former shareholders of the collapsed Yukos energy giant. | The office of the country's Prosecutor General said on Thursday that it does not acknowledge the validity of the decision, by the International Arbitration Court in The Hague. Authorities said that Russia would "appeal the decision without fail," questioning both the basis of the judges' jurisdiction and the claims themselves. | Earlier that day, representatives of the shareholders wh…
(2021-07-29). 'Biggest destroyer of peace': China lashes out after US Navy warship sails through Taiwan Strait for SEVENTH time under Biden. rt.com A US Navy guided missile destroyer has crossed the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, making it the seventh such trip by an American warship this year, and prompting China to accuse the US of trying provoke its military. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed northwards through the strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said in a statement. The maneuver was confirmed by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday, with officials saying the military used joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance tools to monitor movements at sea and in the air around Taiwan, accordin…
(2021-07-29). Priest gagged for saying Canada residential-school victims lied about abuse for 'extra money' & joke about SHOOTING church vandals. rt.com A Catholic priest has been barred from speaking publicly by a Canadian archdiocese, after accusing residential-school survivors of lying about sexual abuse to get more money, and of speaking about wanting to shoot church vandals. | The inflammatory statements, made over a number of weeks by Father Rhéal Forest at St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Winnipeg, were even shared on the church's Facebook page, but have since been taken down. | During a mass on July 10, Forest said the survivors lied about being sexually abused in a ploy to receive more money in the settlement process with the federal governme…
(2021-07-29). Breaking: David Wade Prison Guards retaliate against hunger strikers. liberationnews.org Families report that retaliation has escalated against hunger strikers.
(2021-07-28). UN envoy: 'Political manipulation' won't defeat pandemic. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected "false information" from the United States on the coronavirus' origin, saying that "political manipulation is unpopular, cannot defeat the pandemic and is doomed to failure".
(2021-07-29). Any form of U.S. military contact with China's Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn A State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of military contact between the United States and China's Taiwan region.
(2021-07-28). Tiktok vows to strengthen data security. ecns.cn As part of efforts to strengthen its global data security, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has opened its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin, Ireland, to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time.
(2021-07-28). China-U.S. relationship at 'new critical juncture': new Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship "has once again come to a new critical juncture, facing not only many difficulties and challenges but also great opportunities and potentials."
(2021-07-29). Communique On Brutal NYPD Eviction Of Mutual Aid Hub. popularresistance.org "On Saturday, the super again sent the NYPD to our doorstep. That morning, six people put their bodies on the line to defend The Gym. We put out calls in our networks and on social media in the morning; by the afternoon, dozens of community members had gathered to do the same. The NYPD responded to this show of solidarity with a horrific crackdown that put one comrade in the hospital, 14 in jail, and injured many others. The footage is so brutal that elected officials are now calling for an investigation into the violence. The NYPD entered the storefront with weapons drawn at six unarmed people linking arms [mdas…
(2021-07-29). ALEC Meeting Queues Up The GOP's Culture Wars. popularresistance.org The Annual Meeting kicked off on Monday with an "exclusive, invitation-only academy" for state lawmakers with the dark money voter suppression group the Honest Elections Project, where ALEC politicians were "to discuss the implementation of new election legislation" with three secretaries of state, among other "fun and educational" events, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported.
(2021-07-29). Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes. zcomm.org On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes…
(2021-07-29). Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison 'For Exposing U.S. War Crimes'. towardfreedom.org "His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by U.S. drones are bystanders, not the intended targets," said Edward Snowden. "He should have been given a medal."
(2021-07-29). 'We're proud Jews': Ben & Jerry's co-founders say there's nothing 'anti-Semitic' about ice cream embargo of Israeli settlements. rt.com Ben & Jerry's co-founders have pushed back against claims of anti-Semitism following the company's decision to stop offering its ice cream products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, noting that they themselves are Jews. | Writing in the New York Times, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they were "proud Jews" who view Israel's occupation of the West Bank as a barrier to peace. | "It's possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we've opposed policies of the US government. As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territ…
(2021-07-29). 31 July, NYC: Honor the Martyrs of Palestine Memorial and Rally. samidoun.net Saturday, 31 July 4: 30 pm 72nd St and 5th Ave Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY Info: www.instagram.com/p/CR2dxDhCyM-/ ALL OUT THIS Saturday in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at 4: 30 PM for a memorial and rally to honor the martyrs of Palestine. As Palestine disappears from the headlines and people begin to go to back to turning a blind eye, we must remind the world what we are fighting for. The genocide against the Palestinian people is ongoing and every day there are more martyrs, prisoners, injured and displaced Palestinians, and the list goes on and on. We must take a moment to honor our martyrs, to say their names, and to…
(2021-07-29). Taking action for Palestine. thecanary.co
| Video transcript | What kind of democracy do we live in when 1 million people go out to oppose a war, and they still go and kill innocent civilians? Enough…
(2021-07-29). Cuba no está sola a pesar de la política genocida de los vecinos del norte, afirman cubanos residentes en el exterior. cubadebate.cu Los cubanos, pueblo noble, culto y valiente, llamamos a la Paz, siendo consecuentes con nuestros orígenes. Sólo corresponderá a sus ciudadanos dilucidar y resolver los problemas de la Nación, en un clima de armonía y libertad, de dignidad y justicia, de trabajo y creación, inclusivo y participativo, al que todos podemos contribuir con respeto y compromiso con el futuro.
(2021-07-29). Western Left Intellectuals and Their Love Affair with the Attempted 'Color Revolution' in Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Josh Bergeron — Jul 26, 2021 | Chicago, IL — Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar, Paul Le Blanc, Suzi Weissman, Tithi Bhattacharya, Charlie Post, Robert Brenner, Gayatri Spivak, Alex Callinicos, Ashley Smith, Eric Toussaint, Marc Cooper, Etienne Balibar. These are a handful of the over 500 signatories on an open letter directed to the blockaded Cuban government on July 12 demanding "respect for the democratic rights of all Cuban people" and the release of "dissident Marxist" Frank García Hernández and his comrades from jail after the protests of July 11. | These signatories are high-profile academic sociali…
(2021-07-29). Israel to offer Covid booster shot for over-60s, PM Bennett says amid vaccine efficacy worries. rt.com Israel is set to roll out a scheme to give a third Covid jab to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced, in a bid to increase protection amid fears vaccine efficacy diminishes over time. | The Health Ministry
(2021-07-29). US Jobless Hits 400,000 Mark Second Week in Row Amid COVID-19 Challenges – Labor Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – US jobless claims stood at 400,000 and above for a second week in a row, according to Labor Department data on Thursday that suggested a continued challenge for the labor market recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.
(2021-07-28). UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. ecns.cn The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.
(2021-07-28). COVAX begins offering Sinovac jabs from Aug. ecns.cn The COVAX vaccine equity scheme is on course to begin deliveries in the developing world of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac from August.
(2021-07-28). Inhaled vaccine shows signs of promise. ecns.cn A two-dose inhaled COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese researchers appears to be safe and capable of eliciting strong immune responses comparable to those of its one-dose injected counterpart.
(2021-07-29). Más de la mitad de los mexicanos confían en el presidente AMLO. telesurtv.net El secretario de la Función Pública de México informó que desde 2019, la confianza en el presidente se ha incrementado de un 25 a 51 por ciento.
(2021-07-29). Declaran emergencia ante intentos de desestabilización en Bolivia. telesurtv.net Huarachi declaró la emergencia ante el nulo reconocimiento de la oposición boliviana del dictamen pericial sobre el proceso electoral de 2019.
(2021-07-29). Capitol Police to Arrest House Staffers, Visitors Not Wearing Masks After CDC Policy Reversal. sputniknews.com The new guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as the number of new coronavirus cases per day grows in the US, with the highly contagious Delta variant making up the majority of new infections.
(2021-07-29). Pentagon's Use of Private Security Contractors Requires Better Oversight – GAO. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense using private security contractors requires better oversight to ensure they operate within international law, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on Thursday.
(2021-07-29). Worst Riots Since 90s: How Zuma's Arrest Divided South Africa. sputniknews.com Last week, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa claimed that the instigators of the violence which recently hit the country had been identified and that the government was "going after them".
(2021-07-29). Biden Forgets to Name Third Reason Why He Ran for Presidency, Claims He 'Drove' 18-Wheeler Once. sputniknews.com The Democratic president is well known for his frequent gaffes, especially during off-the-cuff speeches, prompting his political rivals to raise questions about his mental capability to hold the nation's highest post.
(2021-07-29). Why we need to stop Warehousing the Mentally Ill in Jail. zcomm.org Only Private Prison Corporations Profit…
(2021-07-29). MINN: Police Mob Stalks Lone Red Lake Native Youth Water Protector, Provokes Arrests. indybay.org In Thief River Falls, Minn., on Monday, an out-of-control police mob stalked a lone Red Lake Youth Water Protector without cause when he went a restroom. Then Sheriff's deputies provoked the arrests of two Water Protectors, who had just been released from jail for protecting the water, when they came to the Native youth's aid.
(2021-07-29). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.
(2021-07-29). Lawsuit Threatened Over U.S. Failure to Protect Imperiled Wildlife From Marine Highway Program. indybay.org Program Funds Expansion of Ship Traffic That Harms Protected Species…
(2021-07-29). Republicans rally for Trump mob as hearing details fascist violence. indybay.org The openly fascist faction of the House Republicans, led by Marjorie Taylor Greene, held a press conference in front of the Justice Department to defend what they called the "political prisoners" imprisoned for their roles in the January 6 assault on Congress.
(2021-07-29). United States: Protests continue against voter suppression. greenleft.org.au Not content to wait for US President Joe Biden's government to act, more marches and rallies are planned to defend the right to vote, reports Malik Miah.
(2021-07-28). Abby Martin: Cuba Faces A New Surge of Attacks That Fit Perfectly with The history of US Regime Change Operations. soundcloud.com
(2021-07-28). Ecuador revokes Julian Assange's citizenship. en.mehrnews.com Ecuador's justice system formally notified WikiLeaks founder his naturalisation had been nullified after Ecuadorian authorities said the supporting letter had multiple inconsistencies.
(2021-07-28). As Millions Face a Wave of Evictions, A Look At Marx's Theory of Rent. soundcloud.com Today we continue a series of discussions about the basics of Marxism — a method for understanding and changing the world used by many of the great revolutionaries of modern history. Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss rent, evictions and social programs under capitalism. With the CDC's eviction moratorium set to expire, millions are now facing …
(2021-07-28). 2 Colorado officers arrested after bodycam footage shows unarmed trespassing suspect CHOKED & PISTOL WHIPPED. rt.com Two police officers in Colorado have been arrested and charged after beating a suspect bloody during a trespassing call, one seen pistol whipping him over a dozen times, with the local police chief calling their acts "criminal." | The officers, John Haubert and Francine Martinez of the Aurora Police Department, were arrested on Tuesday for a litany of offenses over a July 23 encounter with suspected trespassers, the city government
(2021-07-28). Who is Ruchell Magee and why he has been in prison for 58 years. workers.org Ruchell Cinque Magee, a U.S. political prisoner who has served over 58 years in California prisons, was again denied parole July 15 by the state's Board of Parole Hearings. Why won't the state of California allow Magee to go free? His story begins as a Black man from Louisiana, who . . . |
(2021-07-28). Who is Ruchell Magee and why has he been in prison 58 years? workers.org Ruchell Cinque Magee, a U.S. political prisoner who has served over 58 years in California prisons, was again denied parole July 15 by the state's Board of Parole Hearings. Why won't the state of California allow Magee to go free? His story begins as a Black man from Louisiana, who . . . |
(2021-07-28). China concerned on foreign terrorist presence in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com China has expressed its deep concern about the presence of terrorist groups alongside Taliban in Afghanistan.
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