2021-07-30: News Headlines

Louis Proyect (2021-07-30). Eric Blanc, the Finnish Revolution of 1918 and Voting Democrat. counterpunch.org Seven years ago, Eric Blanc's "National liberation and Bolshevism reexamined: A view from the borderlands"made quite a splash, at least within the tiny world of Marxist scholarship. I welcomed a defense of those caught in the Czarist prison-house of nations, especially those that hoped to make revolutions themselves. At the time, Blanc had not yet

Ron Jacobs (2021-07-30). The Indian Nation and Its Borders. counterpunch.org September 19, 1965. I was riding on a US military bus through the mountains on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. My fellow passengers were women and children who were family members of US military men stationed in Peshawar. There was a doctor on board. Our destination was Kabul, where we would regroup and board

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-30). Caucasus war: Russia urges "both sides" to exercise restraint. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Never mind that Russia is obliged to support Armenia under Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty Organization charter. Russia urges Baku, Yerevan to exercise restraint Moscow calls on Baku and Yerevan to refrain from actions that could further escalate the situation on the border, a deputy spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Bikantov, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-30). Destabilization could cause chain reaction: NATO criticized for offensive build-up along Belarus' borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO criticized for offensive build-up along Belarus' borders "Our country, being a link between the West and the East, got into the epicenter of civilizational confrontation. We are not laying it thick. We are just stating the fact: NATO has been methodically building its offensive military infrastructure along our borders," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. According to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-30). Russian diplomat realizes NATO's anti-Russian war games on Russia's border may have anti-Russian bias. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yeah, it sort of came to me like a revelation, an epiphany…. The Putinite Praetorian Guard is a bit slow in discerning — say twenty years late — that all NATO exercises, troops, armored vehicles, interceptor missiles, battle groups, cyber warfare centers, missile radar sites, warships, advanced combat aircraft, AWACS aircraft and so forth deployed …

John Feffer (2021-07-30). The Global Right Wing's Bizarre Obsession With Pedophilia. counterpunch.org Hungary's authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán loves a good enemy. He has lashed out against Eurocrats in Brussels. He has cynically demonized immigrants to boost his political standing at home. But now he may have gone too far with his attack on an unlikely (and universally unliked) group of people. Pedophiles. Last month, the Hungarian parliament

Anonymous007 (2021-07-30). Armenia Claims Azerbaijan Continues Violations, Calls For Russian Soldiers Along Entire Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Armenian Defense Ministry claimed that Azerbaijan has violated the ceasefire and shelled its positions again."On July 30, between 11: 20 and 11: 30 (10: 20-10: 30 Moscow time), Azerbaijani units opened fire from sniper and other small arms at Armenian positions deployed in the Yeraskh sector (70 kilometers from Yerevan) ", reads the release of the military department. | It also noted that the fire was suppressed by retaliatory actions, there were no casualties. | Acting Prime Minister o…

ecns.cn (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."

Kamal Iranidoost (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.

Gloria Rubac (2021-07-29). Federal Judge Rules DACA is illegal. workers.org Norma Gonzales, United We Dream Texas, lead organizer speaking at rally in Houston, July 19. In a slap in the face to hundreds of thousands of immigrants, a federal judge in Houston ruled July 16 that President Barack Obama had no authority to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . . . |

rebekah (2021-07-29). Paving a Pathway to Citizenship Also Means Paving a Pathway to Recovery. inequality.org

Staff (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…

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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".

Staff (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…

Staff (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…

Staff (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…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-29). Duque Expels German Journalist Covering Protests in Colombia—Target of Paramilitary Violence. orinocotribune.com Rebecca Linda Marlene Sprà∂sser, a German doing journalist work who reported from the frontlines in Cali, Colombia, during the national strike and demonstrations, will return to her native country in the next few hours after an expulsion order issued by Colombian migration officials. The decision of Ivan Duque's government has been harshly criticized on social media networks. Through her social media account on Instagram and Facebook, the journalist had reported on the details of widespread demonstrations by the anti-government movement, now entering their fourth month despite brutal police repression and do…

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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."

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-07-29). UNESCO Urges End to Border Wall Threatening World Heritage Site, Wildlife in Mexico. globalresearch.ca

Staff (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…

Pablo Navarrete (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…

Staff (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). 73 Major Corporations Paid Just 5.3% Federal Tax Rate Between 2018 and 2020: Report. commondreams.org "As agricultural, large-scale use of this toxic pesticide continues, our farmworkers remain at risk. It's time for EPA to act and ban glyphosate for all uses."

_____ (2021-07-29). A Direct Pathway to Cementing DACA Rights Is Through Legislation. commondreams.org "For years now, the FTC has failed the public by abandoning their power and authority to address these dangerous surveillance and data practices."

Staff (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

sputniknews (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

ecns.cn (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.

teleSUR, lfl, SH (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.

teleSUR, him, JL (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.

sputniknews (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.

sputniknews (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.

sputniknews (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".

sputniknews (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.

Freddy Cruz (2021-07-29). In Plain Sight: Uncovering Border Patrol's Relationship with Far-Right Militias at the Southern Border. splcenter.org Antigovernment militia groups in Arizona appear to be working in tandem with some Border Patrol agents in Pima County, based on a Hatewatch review of social media.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). NATO trains Ukrainian troops for action on Belarus, Russia borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian border guards in Cossack Mace 2021 exercise work out restoration of control over border with support of Ukraine's Armed Forces, NATO partners Servicemen of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, with the support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and NATO partners, took part in the Cossack Mace 2021 exercise, which took place …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Kremlin renews charges of NATO threat: from around border to direct contact. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's activity near Russian borders forces Moscow to take security measures — Kremlin ==== NATO threatens Russia with war games, tanks, missiles — daily U.S. leads 15-nation military exercise in Georgia NATO's activities near border pose nuclear threat to Russia — official Georgian military bases to have NATO-standard infrastructure ==== NATO's activity near Russian borders …

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