2020-07-10: News Headlines

Susan Jaffe (2020-07-11). [World Report] US Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, for now. thelancet.com The court's decision means that Louisiana's three abortion clinics will remain open. Susan Jaffe reports.

A.D. Foster (2020-07-10). Columbia, SC protesters resilient in the face of police repression. liberationnews.org Protesters, activists and community members in Columbia, South Carolina are facing severe repression following protests against racism and police terror at the end of May. So far, more than 80 people have been arrested, protesters and bystanders alike. That number continues to grow as the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department seek to …

A Guest Author (2020-07-10). Two more monuments to racism bite the dust in Boston. workers.org By G. Lechat Boston Black Lives Matter rebellion power brought down two controversial statues here, one of Christopher Columbus in the traditionally Italian-American North End, and the Downtown "Freedman's Memorial," a replica of a better-known bronze statue in Washington D.C. Boston is a famously parochial "city of neighborhoods" — historically . . . |

South Front (2020-07-10). Video: Iran to Support Syria with Air Defense to Repel US, Israeli Attacks. globalresearch.ca Iran will help to strengthen Syrian air defense capabilities as part of a wider military security agreement between the two countries, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on July 8. …

Alda Facio (2020-07-10). What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Inequality, Discrimination and the Importance of Caring. counterpunch.org They say coronavirus doesn't discriminate, that it puts us all at risk, that it dictates an equally threatening future for all humankind. But the measures that have been implemented in Central America to deal with the pandemic are proof of the monumental, pre-existing inequality of our societies, and how quickly the neoliberal capitalist system takes

Staff (2020-07-10). BLM Protests Captured In Black And White. therealnews.com TRNN's Aman Azhar captured these photos June 7-8 shortly after thousands took to the streets of Washington, D.C. demanding an end to racial discrimination and police brutality.

Staff (2020-07-10). Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything? therealnews.com In 1995, between July 11-22, Serbian forces murdered 8,327 defenseless Bosnians in an act of genocide. What's happened to international law and outrage over crimes against humanity?

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-10). 'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation. workers.org When Palestine is under attack, what do we do? Unite and fight back! And that's just what thousands of protesters did across the U.S. on July 1, the day Israel annexed 30 percent of the West Bank. More cities had demonstrations in the days that followed. At least 40 actions . . . |

Danny Sjursen (2020-07-10). Undercover Patriots: Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent. counterpunch.org It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump's latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-07-10). Overcoming Civil Discourse and Other Illusions of Democracy for the 1%. dissidentvoice.org Festishizing democracy The U.S. racist-capitalist class and its ideological apparatus fetishize the word democracy. Using fatuous appeals to civil discourse, it sponsors the illusion that democracy is the most advanced political system in human history. In addition to voting for their representatives, people supposedly engage with civil society through which they achieve greater social goods …

Lynnette Grey Bull (2020-07-10). Trump's Postcard to America From the Shrine of Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org "This monument will never be desecrated," Donald Trump bloviated at his second rally during the COVID-19 pandemic, a 4th of July white supremacy-fest held in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. The mask-less crowd roared its approval. This is his response to a nation roiled by the dual crisis of an unprecedented pandemic and the racial

Rachel Rebouché (2020-07-10). The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights. thenation.com The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights…

Walden Bello (2020-07-10). The Far Right: Formidable but not Unbeatable. zcomm.org What steps can be taken by left in both the global South and the global North to challenge, compete with, and, in the end, vanquish the right?>

Scott Ritter (2020-07-10). Iran explosions: Did Israel and the US just start a cyber war? thealtworld.com Explosions rocked a pair of Iranian factories involved in the manufacture of centrifuges for its nuclear program, and the development of advanced ballistic missiles. Iran suspects a cyberattack by either the US, Israel or both. | A series of

PCHR (2020-07-10). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02— 08 July 2020). imemc.org Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF's excessive use of force rendered 21 …

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-10). Iran prépare sa riposte aux actes de sabotage israéliens. thealtworld.com L'Iran a décidé d'attendre avant d'annoncer ses conclusions quant à la responsabilité du sabotage de ses installations de centrifugeuses au centre nucléaire de Natanz et probablement d'autres sites. Cependant, des hauts responsables à Téhéran affirment que ´ les enquêtes sont terminées et les plus récentes explosions pourraient bien être liées. Il semblerait qu'Israà´l, ainsi qu'un autre pays du Moyen-Orient, sont impliqués. L'Iran étudie quelle sera la riposte appropriée inévitable qui suivra ª. | Selon la source, ´ il ne fait aucun doute qu'il s'agit d'un acte de sabotage. L'explosion à N…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-10). Israeli forces murder another Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian youth in a village in the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on July 9, Thursday. The 29-year-old victim, identified as Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yaacoub, was with his friends when he was shot by the Israeli forces. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival. | The provincial governor of Salfit, Abdullah Kamil, has denied the claim made by Israeli forces that a Molotov attack by two persons led to the shooting in which Yaacoub died. However, according to Kamil, Yaacoub was merely walking with his friends when he was shot. | Ever…

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-10). Iran prepares retaliation for Israeli acts of sabotage. thealtworld.com Iran has postponed announcement of those it has concluded were responsible for the sabotage at the Natanz nuclear centrifuge facility and probably other sites. However, high ranking personnel in Tehran say that "investigations have concluded and the latest explosions may well have been related; indications are that Israel, plus another Middle Eastern country, are involved. Iran is studying its suitable and inevitable retaliation". | According to the source, "this has been confirmed beyond any doubt as an act of sabotage. The explosion at Natanz was destructive but security forces managed to thwart further attacks…

_____ (2020-07-10). Scheer Intelligence: The Price Of Ignoring The Ferguson Uprising. popularresistance.org August 9 will mark six years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Miss. Since then, Wilson has walked free and the systemic issues that have plagued this nation throughout its history have gone unaddressed. That changed with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, which so thoroughly shocked Americans and established that the lessons from Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement that rose from it never had been absorbed. | Now, at a moment of heightened awareness about racism, Black Lives Matter leaders and Black activists and artists such as t…

_____ (2020-07-10). Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case. popularresistance.org Above photo: BB/PA Images. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state jurisdiction in much of eastern Oklahoma. "The federal government promised the Creek a reservation in perpetuity," the 5-4 decision states. "Over time, Congress …

RT (2020-07-10). Twitter data-mining tool Dataminr fed police real-time info on Black Lives Matter protesters, despite promises not to spy. rt.com An analytics firm parsing Twitter data in real time for law enforcement and media has been caught funneling detailed info on anti-police-brutality marches to the very agencies users are protesting, despite promises not to. | Dataminr, a CIA-funded artificial intelligence startup that mines Twitter's real-time content stream for behavioral patterns and other analytics, has been caught feeding info on police brutality protesters from that "firehose" stream back to law enforcement. While the developers had promised they wouldn't enable domestic surveillance after a series of scandals in 2016, Dataminr is once aga…

RT (2020-07-10). Robert Fuller 'lynching' rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts. rt.com The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed as a suicide — but many are hesitant to trust the probe's result. | Fuller, a 24-year-old black man discovered hanging from a tree near City Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Palmdale, heard voices telling him to kill himself and was repeatedly hospitalized for suicidal ideation before his death, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department, which revealed the results of its investigation at a press conference on Thursday. | While Fuller's death had…

RT (2020-07-10). NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September — except BLM protests. rt.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic — only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. | Fresh from painting a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office's order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about "protests," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further. | "We understand, at this moment in histor…

The Canary (2020-07-10). Police in England and Wales face review into possible racial bias. thecanary.co The police watchdog is launching a probe into whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) review will focus on the use of force and stop and search. It comes amid tensions over the police's handling of recent cases that have been caught on camera."Systemic issues which should be addressed": IOPC director general Michael Lockwood said a review will be launched in the coming months. The review will focus on racism "to establish the trends and patterns which might help drive real change in policing practice". He sai…

Laborfest (2020-07-10). Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: US Public Health System, COVID, Racism & Capitalism. indybay.org This is a free 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.

CEWPAPH (2020-07-10). Alternative "Declaration of Independence Day" on July 4. indybay.org On the fourth of July, a CodePink caravan declared independence from racism, war, and climate devastation – all interconnecting systems of death. | Top Photo: Demonstrators use stencils to paint a message on the street in front of Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home. It reads, Pelosi Defund War $.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Bring Trump Pence OUT NOW! to the Great Highway. indybay.org Great Highway at Lincoln Way, San Francisco…

Staff (2020-07-10). Supreme Court Rules Trump Is Not Above the Law, But Public Unlikely to See Tax Returns by Election. democracynow.org In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump's claim of absolute immunity under the law. The court ruled a Manhattan grand jury could have access to the president's tax returns, but it remains unlikely any of Trump's tax records will be seen before the election. "Legally, Trump had a big loss," says investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, founder and editor of DCReport.org. "Politically, he got a big win out of this court."

Staff (2020-07-10). "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century": Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK. democracynow.org In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma, constituting nearly half the state, is Native American land, recognizing a 19th century U.S. treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, joined the court's liberal wing in a narrow 5-4 ruling that found state authorities cannot criminally prosecute Indigenous peoples under state or local laws. The court's bombshell decision — which also impacts the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations — is a major victory for Indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights. "It's a landmark case…

Staff (2020-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2020. democracynow.org Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Claim of Absolute Immunity, Court Says Much of Oklahoma Remains Indian Country in Landmark Indigenous Sovereignty Case, Hospitals Face Surge as U.S. Reports Record 65,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Surge in Cases Directly Tied to Early Reopenings in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Bolivia's Interim President Tests Positive; India, S. Africa & Mexico Report New Record Highs, 1.3 Million More File for Unemployment as GOP Rejects Extending Jobless Aid, Biden Unveils $700 Billion "Buy American" Economic Recovery Plan, St. Louis Police Break Up City Hall Protest Encampment, With Veto-Proof Majority,…

Michael Jansen (2020-07-10). Palestinians Have No Choice but to Resist in Any Way, Shape or Form Annexation. globalresearch.ca To annex or not annex? This is the question bugging Israeli, Palestinian and international political figures since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed his July 1 deadline for beginning the process of formally annexing portions of the occupied West Bank. …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-10). Netanyahu's Annexation Drive. counterpunch.org Land seizures, annexations, and conquest. These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel. In the main, the state has maintained an uncomfortable position based on patience and attrition. We have waited this long; you will wait longer. Be it dispossessed Palestinians and their aspirations for state recognition or what are loosely described as the

Charles McKelvey (2020-07-10). The Limitations of the New Antiracist Movement. counterpunch.org In spite of Trump's evident erratic administrative style and his disastrous mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. president continues to have significant support among whites, especially whites with no college. This suggests that at the present time in the United States there are significant ideological obstacles to the formation of a national popular consensus

_____ (2020-07-10). Pulling Down Statues: A Tradition Dating Back To US Independence. popularresistance.org Fireworks, bands, and cookouts are essential ingredients of any Fourth of July celebration. What's usually not on the menu is toppling statues, ripping down signs, or burning portraits. But in the days following the new nation's declaration of independence, Americans went on a frenzy of destruction that makes today's attacks on Confederate and other symbols of white supremacy pale by comparison. | The most dramatic act took place in New York City on July 9, 1776. Early that evening, General George Washington and his troops, along with hundreds of citizens, crowded into what is now City Hall Park to hear a reading…

_____ (2020-07-10). Home Demolitions Spike Ahead Of Annexation. popularresistance.org Israel's formal annexation of occupied land may be put on hold, but the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank marches on. | Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes in the territory spiked last month, according to the human rights group B'Tselem. | Nearly 45 homes were destroyed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem — which Israel has already annexed in contravention of international law. | Eight of the Jerusalem homes destroyed "were torn down by their owners, after they received a demolition order from the municipality and wished to avoid paying the cost of the demolition and fines to…

_____ (2020-07-10). Beware Of Right Deviations That Have Emerged From The Crisis Of US Imperialism. popularresistance.org The events of the last three-plus months have exposed another political trend to be wary of. COVID-19's devastating impact on the United States coupled with an economic collapse and a mass uprising against racist policing has activated a long-standing political tendency within the imperialist world: libertarianism. | Libertarianism is often viewed as an anti-government, pro-capitalist ideology that worships the free market doctrine of Adam Smith. However, such a definition does not consider the racist context of the United States. Libertarianism, like all capitalist ideologies, is bound with white supremacy. Libe…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims. yenisafak.com Nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide will be buried this year in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Saturday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary.Bajro Salihovic, one of the victims, was killed by Serb forces during the genocide and his body was found in one of the mass graves after decades of being lost.Bajro's son, Bahrudin Salihovic, told Anadolu Agency that he was not willing to wait anymore to collect all of his father's bones, many of which remain missing.Bahrudin said he saw his father for the last time on July 11, 1995, when Srebrenica fell to Serb forces."Tho…

Amy Porte, Meg Brizz (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Slade Park, Novato…

Rhea Boyd (2020-07-09). What It Means When You Wear a Mask—and When You Refuse To. thenation.com What It Means When You Wear a Mask—and When You Refuse To…

Anne M. Peterson (2020-07-09). Black players demonstrate at Major League Soccer tourney. peoplesworld.org (AP)—Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a group of Black Major League Soccer players is using the moment to call attention to systemic racism across sports and society. Black Players for Change was formerly the Black Players Coalition of MLS but changed its name this week while joining forces with the Players Coalition, the …

Eds. (2020-07-09). Racism, capitalism and rebellion. mronline.org I want to start by acknowledging the significance of what has happened in the last ten days. We're now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960's…

Ahrar Ahmad (2020-07-09). Racism in America: Police Choke-Holds Are Not the Issue. counterpunch.org While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…

Aaron Morrison (2020-07-09). 'Strike for Black Lives': Planned July 20 walkout unites BLM and unions. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP)—A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives," tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home, and airport workers …

Ahrar Ahmad (2020-07-09). Racism in America: Police Choke-hold is Not the Issue. counterpunch.org While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…

_____ (2020-07-09). Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher's Suspension. popularresistance.org Milton, MA – Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American sixth-grade English teacher. Jarrett was briefly put on administrative leave June 5 for her remarks on police violence during a lesson on racism. | Jarrett, who has taught for 18 years, used the last line of the poem "Allowables" by Nikki Giovanni as a metaphor for racism. The line reads: "I don't think I'm allowed to kill something because I am afraid." | Jarrett explained that killing out of fear leads to systemic racism and…

RT (2020-07-09). Princeton University faculty seek to establish racial thought police & punish insufficiently diverse disciplines. rt.com Professors at prestigious Princeton University have assailed the school for its alleged "anti-Black racism," issuing a lengthy list of demands including bribing departments to hire minorities (and punishing those that don't). | Over 350 Princeton faculty members have signed on to an open letter demanding the university prioritize the fight against "anti-Black racism," which the writers insist "has a visible bearing upon Princeton's campus makeup and its hiring practices." Members of every department of the Ivy League school except Chemical and Biological Engineering and Operations Research and Financial Engine…

RT (2020-07-09). Toyota fires employees for making fun of George Floyd killing with 'that will keep them down' kneeling. rt.com Toyota has fired two high-level employees from a plant in Indiana, after they allegedly mocked the killing of George Floyd. Though their jokes got them the sack, Toyota itself has been in the spotlight for racism before. | In a video filmed by his colleagues, supervisor Patrick Talley knelt on a binder full of documents, exclaiming "that will keep them down." The onlooker who filmed the video told Yahoo News that Talley was referencing Floyd's murder, and "everyone who saw him do it was disgusted." | "It was a disgusting gesture Talley made to imply that kneeling on a black man's neck until he dies is a great…

Staff (2020-07-09). Hate Groups Rake In PPP Loans as Racial Justice Movement Expands. truthout.org As millions took to the streets in all 50 states last month to protest against systemic racism and police brutality, several organizations that are considered hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) were enjoying new six- or seven-figure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the federal government. | On Monday, the Small Business Administration released the names of over 650,000 PPP beneficiaries that received $150,000 or more in forgivable loans from the agency. That list included a…

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-09). Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color. indybay.org From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.

Staff (2020-07-09). Belgian Princess Condemns Her Family's Brutal Colonial History in Congo & Calls for Reparations. democracynow.org Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. have sparked a reckoning about racism and colonialism across the world, including in Belgium, where a growing movement is demanding the country address systemic racism and make amends for its violent colonial legacy. King Philippe issued an unprecedented statement "expressing regret" for Belgium's brutal colonial rule in Congo under Leopold II, who ran the country as his personal fiefdom and under whose command millions of Congolese were enslaved and killed. "It's an erased history," says Belgo-Congolese journalist and activist Gia Abrassart. We also speak with Princess Esm…

2020-07-09: News Headlines

Aaron Morrison (2020-07-09). 'Strike for Black Lives': Planned July 20 walkout unites BLM and unions. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP)—A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives," tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home, and airport workers …

Anne M. Peterson (2020-07-09). Black players demonstrate at Major League Soccer tourney. peoplesworld.org (AP)—Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a group of Black Major League Soccer players is using the moment to call attention to systemic racism across sports and society. Black Players for Change was formerly the Black Players Coalition of MLS but changed its name this week while joining forces with the Players Coalition, the …

Ahrar Ahmad (2020-07-09). Racism in America: Police Choke-Holds Are Not the Issue. counterpunch.org While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…

Rhea Boyd (2020-07-09). What It Means When You Wear a Mask—and When You Refuse To. thenation.com What It Means When You Wear a Mask—and When You Refuse To…

Ahrar Ahmad (2020-07-09). Racism in America: Police Choke-hold is Not the Issue. counterpunch.org While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…

Eds. (2020-07-09). Racism, capitalism and rebellion. mronline.org I want to start by acknowledging the significance of what has happened in the last ten days. We're now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960's…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-09). On Israel's Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed. dissidentvoice.org Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized. "I don't know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today," said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi …

Sue Davis (2020-07-09). SCOTUS decides 5-4 win for abortion rights. workers.org SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Executive Director Monica Simpson speaking at reproductive justice rally in Georgia, June 28, 2019. On June 29, the Supreme Court issued a much anticipated decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, the first reproductive justice case since anti-abortion Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and . . . |

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2020-07-09). Supreme Court rules today: Trump is not above the law! peoplesworld.org President Trump took to Twitter in a rant today after the Supreme Court, in two 7-2 decisions. said the president is not entitled to immunity from congressional and grand jury subpoenas for his tax and financial information. In his rant, Trump called the rulings rejecting his claims that he is essentially above the law "unfair." …

Gary Leupp (2020-07-09). Columbus and the Beginning of the American Way of Life. dissidentvoice.org As a Marxist agitator and lowlife who wants to, as Trump puts it in a recent teleprompted fascist address, "tear down our statues, erase our history, and indoctrinate our children" I feel obliged to make some remarks—to all the impressionable children of the world—about the moron president's ringingly stupid statement last week under Mt. Rushmore: …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-07-09). Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca A war crimes

Staff (2020-07-09). Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation. therealnews.com UAE ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba wrote an article promising normalization on the condition that Israel does not annex parts of the West Bank. Jamal Juma' of Stop The Wall pushed back with an opinion piece in Middle East Eye exposing the reality of Israeli apartheid.

Emile Badarin (2020-07-09). Israel Annexation Plan: Jordan's Existential Threat. globalresearch.ca More than any other Arab state, Jordan's past, present and future are inextricably linked to the question of Palestine. Jordan's emergence is an outcome of British imperialism, which imposed the infamous

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-09). 'Israeli annexation plan formalises the system of apartheid'. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian lawyer and activist Diana Buttu talks about what the Israeli administration may have in mind about implementing the annexation plans, the impact of this on the two-state theory, the future of Palestinian Authority, and more.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-09). Movements in the US continue on the streets in demand of structural changes. peoplesdispatch.org Protesters across the US have remained on the streets for over a month to demand justice for victims of police brutality and immediate structural changes to the capitalist racist system…

_____ (2020-07-09). Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher's Suspension. popularresistance.org Milton, MA – Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American sixth-grade English teacher. Jarrett was briefly put on administrative leave June 5 for her remarks on police violence during a lesson on racism. | Jarrett, who has taught for 18 years, used the last line of the poem "Allowables" by Nikki Giovanni as a metaphor for racism. The line reads: "I don't think I'm allowed to kill something because I am afraid." | Jarrett explained that killing out of fear leads to systemic racism and…

_____ (2020-07-09). Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Greenlight Keystone XL Construction. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court late Monday upheld a federal judge's rejection of a crucial permit for Keystone XL and blocked the Trump administration's attempt to greenlight construction of the 1,200-mile crude oil project, the third such blow to the fossil fuel industry in a day—coming just hours after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the court-ordered shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline. | While the ruling was not a total victory for the climate—the high court said other pipeline projects can proceed as environmental reviews are conducted—green groups applauded the delay of Keystone…

RT (2020-07-09). Princeton University faculty seek to establish racial thought police & punish insufficiently diverse disciplines. rt.com Professors at prestigious Princeton University have assailed the school for its alleged "anti-Black racism," issuing a lengthy list of demands including bribing departments to hire minorities (and punishing those that don't). | Over 350 Princeton faculty members have signed on to an open letter demanding the university prioritize the fight against "anti-Black racism," which the writers insist "has a visible bearing upon Princeton's campus makeup and its hiring practices." Members of every department of the Ivy League school except Chemical and Biological Engineering and Operations Research and Financial Engine…

RT (2020-07-09). Toyota fires employees for making fun of George Floyd killing with 'that will keep them down' kneeling. rt.com Toyota has fired two high-level employees from a plant in Indiana, after they allegedly mocked the killing of George Floyd. Though their jokes got them the sack, Toyota itself has been in the spotlight for racism before. | In a video filmed by his colleagues, supervisor Patrick Talley knelt on a binder full of documents, exclaiming "that will keep them down." The onlooker who filmed the video told Yahoo News that Talley was referencing Floyd's murder, and "everyone who saw him do it was disgusted." | "It was a disgusting gesture Talley made to imply that kneeling on a black man's neck until he dies is a great…

RT (2020-07-09). Manhattan next? US Supreme Court opens Pandora's box with ruling that half of Oklahoma is 'Indian country'. rt.com While critics of US President Donald Trump gloated over the Supreme Court ruling in the matter of his taxes, another verdict returning much of Oklahoma to the Creek Nation has far bigger implications for the country down the line. | "On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise," Justice Neil Gorsuch — a Trump appointee presumed to be a conservative textualist — declared at the start of the majority opinion in

RT (2020-07-09). Kavanaugh & Gorsuch rule against Trump in Supreme Court tax returns case. rt.com Trump's hotly-pursued tax returns may see the light of day, after the Supreme Court ruled that his financial records can be handed over to a New York grand jury in a decision supported by three conservative justices. | In a 7-2 ruling, the court found that a subpoena issued to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars LLP, can be enforced, and dismissed Trump's lawyers' argument that he is immune from criminal proceedings. The request was part of a criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and years of Trump's tax returns will now have to be turned over to a grand jury. | Justices Neil Gorsuch a…

RT (2020-07-09). 'Liberating 5th Avenue': New York mayor paints BLACK LIVES MATTER outside Trump Tower. rt.com Signaling where his priorities lie amid an epidemic of coronavirus and violence, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a stretch of 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower to be painted with the words 'Black Lives Matter'. | City workers closed off the street on Thursday morning and began painting the mural, as De Blasio boasted about "liberating 5th Avenue" and finally giving credit to African-Americans for building New York and the US. | | "We are not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue." | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasi…

RT (2020-07-09). 'Coping' mechanism: Ford workers request company stops providing US police with vehicles amid reckoning on cop violence. rt.com The Great Awokening has finally pulled into the automobile industry amid the growing Black Lives Matter movement. Ford's CEO is apparently not on board with the idea though, praising the role of law enforcement. | In the United States, two-thirds of police cars are Fords. Now, some Ford employees The internal letter is…

RT (2020-07-09). Not a 'racist' plan anymore? Democrats rejoice over Biden's $700bn 'Buy American' promise. rt.com Joe Biden unveiled a $700 billion 'Buy American' initiative, drawing praise from both liberals and conservatives on social media, but some noted that similar plans by the Trump administration were previously framed as 'racist.' | Biden's economic pitch includes plans for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government spending on US-made goods and services — topped by a $300 billion investment in research and development for US technology. | "This will be the largest mobilization of public investments in procurement, infrastructure and (research and development) since World War II," Biden's senior advise…

Laborfest (2020-07-09). Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: US Public Health System, COVID, Racism & Capitalism. indybay.org This is a free 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.

CEWPAPH (2020-07-09). Alternative "Declaration of Independence Day" on July 4. indybay.org On the fourth of July, a CodePink caravan declared independence from racism, war, and climate devastation – all interconnecting systems of death. | Top Photo: Demonstrators use stencils to paint a message on the street in front of Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home. It reads, Pelosi Defund War $.

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-09). Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color. indybay.org From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-07-09). Saturday 7/11: Bring Trump Pence OUT NOW! to the Great Highway. indybay.org Great Highway at Lincoln Way, San Francisco…

Staff (2020-07-09). Belgian Princess Condemns Her Family's Brutal Colonial History in Congo & Calls For Reparations. democracynow.org Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. have sparked a reckoning about racism and colonialism across the world, including in Belgium, where a growing movement is demanding the country address systemic racism and make amends for its violent colonial legacy. King Philippe issued an unprecedented statement "expressing regret" for Belgium's brutal colonial rule in Congo under Leopold II, who ran the country as his personal fiefdom and under whose command millions of Congolese were enslaved and killed. "It's an erased history," says Belgo-Congolese journalist and activist Gia Abrassart. We also speak with Princess Esm…

Staff (2020-07-09). Viagra? Yes. Birth Control? No. SCOTUS Sides with Trump & Limits Free Contraception Under Obamacare. democracynow.org The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to reproductive rights when it sided with the Trump administration in letting employers deny people access to free birth control based on religious or moral grounds, hollowing out a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that requires most private health insurance plans to provide cost-free birth control. "It's a really deeply disappointing ruling," says Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. "These individuals are effectively on their own to find and pay for their contraception."

Hatewatch Staff (2020-07-09). TRS Radio Network Member Arrested in Virginia for Stickers Linking to Hate Site. splcenter.org Police in Norfolk, Virginia, have arrested a man affiliated with The Right Stuff (TRS) podcast network, a white nationalist hate group and propaganda organ.

_____ (2020-07-09). How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes. popularresistance.org During George Floyd's funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation's 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. | "All operations stopped, the terminals were shut down, no machines were working, trucks were backed up for miles along the interstate because we weren't moving anything on the terminal," said Ken Riley, a Black dockworker and President of ILA Local 1422. | The actions were part of a nationwide effort in which the International Longshore Association, which is 65% Black, shut down all the ports on the East and Gulf Sho…

_____ (2020-07-09). The State And White Supremacy. popularresistance.org As an ongoing phenomenon, the analysis of what is referred to as the George Floyd, or now the "Black Lives Matter" demos, must be necessarily tentative. It has been instructive to observe how the energy and passion of the spontaneous militant response to the murder of George Floyd went from a movement that saw the burning of a police station transformed into one in which, according to Martin Schoots-McAlpine , the most militant demand was to make "minor amendments to municipal budgets." I will resist the temptation of attempting to address all the components and will only focus on one central element in this shor…

_____ (2020-07-09). Israel's Attacks On Iran's Nuclear Sites Signal A New Phase Of Conflict. popularresistance.org Over the past week, mysterious explosions and fires have wracked key infrastructure connected to Iran's nuclear programme at Natanz and Parchin, key facilities engaged in uranium enrichment and the production of rocket fuel for ballistic missiles. | The US and Israel have accused Iran of violating UN resolutions and the nuclear deal in testing new ballistic-missile technology. Although Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has repeatedly denied any intent to create nuclear weapons, even going so far as to issue a fatwa against it, Iran's enemies are convinced it plans to "go nuclear". | The recent attacks…

yenisafak (2020-07-09). We know how to keep the peace, says Serbian president. yenisafak.com Serbia's president on Thursday attested that his government would be able to maintain peace and stability in the country amid a second day of violent protests.In a video message recorded while en route to Paris, Aleksandar Vucic likened Wednesday's riots in the northern city of Novi Sad to an incursion of fascist units into the city in 1941. Vucic urged people in Novi Sad and the rest of the country to avoid confronting the "thugs.""We, as the state, will do that. We will work and we will win. We will preserve peace for our country. Surrender was never an option," Vucic said."I am now flying to Paris to fight for…

yenisafak (2020-07-09). Bosnia pays tribute to 1995 Srebrenica genocide victims. yenisafak.com Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday bid farewell to nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. | The remains of the genocide victims were placed on minivans laden with flowers in the Bosnian city of Visoko on Thursday morning for their final journey to rest in a cemetery. | The victims will be buried in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Thursday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary. | A truck carrying the victims' remains arrived at the Presidential Council Building in the capital Sarajevo. Bosnian officials and members of the public prayed for the victims and placed flowe…

Amy Porte, Meg Brizz (2020-07-09). Saturday 7/11: Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Slade Park, Novato…

Michael Harris (2020-07-09). California Reparations Bill AB 3121 – Senate Process in flow… indybay.org The signs and symbols surrounding the California State Capitol are coming down and few know the reason they were put in place. Reparative Justice hidden, cloaked in secrecy and does not mention Slavery thoroughout the State of California… limited narrow focus may do additional harm… yet not sure it matters because the Black Lives "in the building" is all that matters.

Momtaza Mehri (2020-07-08). Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'. zcomm.org Self-reflection is welcome. But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world, injustice will persist…

Makani Themba (2020-07-08). In Mississippi's Covid Island, Trying Not to Get Wet. thenation.com In Mississippi's Covid Island, Trying Not to Get Wet…

Lyn Neeley (2020-07-08). Milton, Mass.: Rally protests anti-racist teacher's suspension. workers.org Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American sixth-grade English teacher. Jarrett was briefly put on administrative leave June 5 for her remarks on police violence during a lesson on racism. . . . |

RT (2020-07-08). 'Redress for systemic racism'? California State University faculty demand free tuition for non-white students… & segregation. rt.com Lamenting declining minority enrollment, California State University's faculty union has called for tuition-free education for nonwhite students, nixing a ban on affirmative action, and… segregating students and faculty by color? | The California Faculty Association has published a list of

Staff (2020-07-08). COVID Exposes "Significant Racial Health Inequities" as Black, Brown & Indigenous People Suffer Most. democracynow.org The coronavirus continues to hit communities of color the hardest, with federal data showing African American and Latinx people are nearly three times more likely to be infected and twice as likely to die from the virus compared to their white neighbors. There were "pretty significant racial health disparities" even before COVID-19 ravaged the country, says Dr. Uché Blackstock, emergency medicine physician in New York and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, a company working to fight racism and bias in health services. "What we saw in the pandemic these first few months is these really significant racial…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-08). Civil Rights Groups Say Internal Facebook Audit Confirms Company Business Model 'Relies on Racism and Hate'. commondreams.org "There are real-life consequences when social media networks provide platforms for violent white supremacists, allowing them to incubate, organize, and recruit new followers to their hateful movements." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-07-08). San Francisco's CAREN Act will 'criminalize reporting minorities,' conservatives say. rt.com San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton is outraged at white women calling the police on minorities. His creatively named CAREN Act would put an end to this, but conservatives claim it's just more discrimination. | Walton introduced the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (CAREN) Act on Tuesday. Its name is a nod to 'Karen', which has become internet slang for a white woman who demeans store assistants, demands to speak to the manager, or, crucially here, feels unduly threatened by minorities. | Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that's why I'm introducing the CAREN Act at today's SF Board of…

RT (2020-07-08). You became RACIST yourself, users tell Reddit as it issues (& removes) ban on content portraying 'people of color' as 'aggressors'. rt.com Reddit has announced that any type of content deemed offensive to people of color will not be allowed. But as outrage mounted among users over the policy,…

commondreams (2020-07-08). NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Supreme Court's Reckless Decision to Green Light Trump's Attacks on Birth Control Access. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ashley Curtin (2020-07-08). Supreme Court's ruling delays Keystone XL Pipeline construction furthermore. nationofchange.org "No oil pipeline is safe, and TransCanada's record over the past decade does little to assuage concerns of a spill."

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-08). Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago police can't destroy disciplinary records. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—"No matter whether th' Constitution follows th' flag or not, th' Supreme Court follows th' election returns," Chicago Daily News columnist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking as his favorite character, Mr. Dooley, told his friend Hennessy in 1900. Dunne was talking of the U.S. Supreme Court, but his line could just as easily have applied to …

RT (2020-07-08). 'God made you impotent for a reason': Viagra rises to top Twitter trend after SCOTUS ruling on birth control healthcare mandate. rt.com If pregnancy is God's will, so is erectile dysfunction, argued critics of the new US Supreme Court ruling that allowed employers to exclude birth control from health insurance plans on religious or moral grounds. | On Wednesday, the court upheld a Trump administration rule which allows employers to opt out of an Obamacare mandate to cover birth control in their insurance plans. Amid an impassioned social media outpouring from both supporters and detractors, came a flood of comments pointing out that erectile dysfunction drug Viagra will still be covered. | Many critics seized on that to argue that SCOTUS favor…

2020-07-08: News Headlines

Sue Davis (2020-07-09). SCOTUS decides 5-4 win for abortion rights. workers.org SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Executive Director Monica Simpson speaking at reproductive justice rally in Georgia, June 28, 2019. On June 29, the Supreme Court issued a much anticipated decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, the first reproductive justice case since anti-abortion Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and . . . |

Momtaza Mehri (2020-07-08). Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'. zcomm.org Self-reflection is welcome. But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world, injustice will persist…

Lyn Neeley (2020-07-08). Milton, Mass.: Rally protests anti-racist teacher's suspension. workers.org Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American sixth-grade English teacher. Jarrett was briefly put on administrative leave June 5 for her remarks on police violence during a lesson on racism. . . . |

RT (2020-07-08). 'Redress for systemic racism'? California State University faculty demand free tuition for non-white students… & segregation. rt.com Lamenting declining minority enrollment, California State University's faculty union has called for tuition-free education for nonwhite students, nixing a ban on affirmative action, and… segregating students and faculty by color? | The California Faculty Association has published a list of

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-08). Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color. indybay.org From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.

Staff (2020-07-08). COVID Exposes "Significant Racial Health Inequities" as Black, Brown & Indigenous People Suffer Most. democracynow.org The coronavirus continues to hit communities of color the hardest, with federal data showing African American and Latinx people are nearly three times more likely to be infected and twice as likely to die from the virus compared to their white neighbors. There were "pretty significant racial health disparities" even before COVID-19 ravaged the country, says Dr. Uché Blackstock, emergency medicine physician in New York and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, a company working to fight racism and bias in health services. "What we saw in the pandemic these first few months is these really significant racial…

RT (2020-07-08). You became RACIST yourself, users tell Reddit as it issues (& removes) ban on content portraying 'people of color' as 'aggressors'. rt.com Reddit has announced that any type of content deemed offensive to people of color will not be allowed. But as outrage mounted among users over the policy,…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-08). Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago police can't destroy disciplinary records. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—"No matter whether th' Constitution follows th' flag or not, th' Supreme Court follows th' election returns," Chicago Daily News columnist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking as his favorite character, Mr. Dooley, told his friend Hennessy in 1900. Dunne was talking of the U.S. Supreme Court, but his line could just as easily have applied to …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-08). On Israel's Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed. mintpressnews.com The truth is that Israel rarely behaves as an 'Occupying Power', but as a sovereign in a country where racial discrimination and apartheid are not only tolerated or acceptable but are, in fact, 'legal' as well.

ABEAR (2020-07-08). Black Lives Matter rewrites history. workers.org July 7 — A people's tidal wave against white supremacy has swept through the U.S. since the police murder of George Floyd on May 25. The assertion of power by the people against racist oppression has defied curfews, teargas, deadly weapons, mass arrests and unjust laws. A statue of Christopher . . . |

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-07-08). Key U.S. Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme. counterpunch.org When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a "humanitarian intervention" to protect Kosovo's majority ethnic Albanian population from genocide at the hands of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. That

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-08). The JNF's Sordid History: Tower and Stockades, Forests and Jim Crow Vetting Committees. dissidentvoice.org Ôªø The Jewish National Fund (JNF) rightly presents itself as the most venerable of the Zionist institutions: It stands at the heart of a state-building project launched more than a century ago; It is an organisation that is today deeply embedded in the structures of the Israeli state; It is the guardian of the Israel's …

RT (2020-07-08). WATCH: SUV drives through crowd of BLM protesters in New York, but driver released without charge. rt.com A motorist panicked after being surrounded by Black Lives Matter protesters in New York's Times Square, speeding through the crowd and trapping a bicycle under the vehicle's chassis. No charges have been filed as yet, however. | "We have bikes that go in the front and block off the intersection and redirect traffic so we don't have to worry about things happening like what just happened," one protest organizer explained after protesters pursued the driver for two blocks. | The group of cyclists were attempting to stop traffic to allow the BLM protesters through when the driver suddenly panicked after their Dod…

RT (2020-07-08). California couple charged with HATE CRIME for painting over city-approved BLM mural. rt.com The couple who attempted to paint over the City of Martinez's "Black Lives Matter" mural on the 4th of July have been charged with a hate crime and two other misdemeanors by a controversial "progressive" prosecutor. | Nichole Anderson and David Nelson have been hit with three misdemeanor charges over their efforts to paint over a Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse just hours after the original painting was completed with the full blessing of the city of Martinez, a statement from Contra Costa District Attorney Diane Becton's office revealed on Tuesday. The pair could face up t…

RT (2020-07-08). TikTok violates children's privacy & feeds them with Nazi memes, media and NGOs wail — just in time to justify US ban. rt.com TikTok has failed to protect children's privacy and can't even keep them safe from froth-mouthed Nazis, US NGOs and media have declared, just in time to give Washington a reason to ban the popular Chinese-made app. | The US Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are reportedly probing accusations that TikTok failed to protect children's privacy in keeping with a 2019 agreement, according to representatives of tech policy groups whose anti-Tiktok grievances neatly coincide with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's hints earlier this week that Washington is seeking to ban the wildly popular micro-vlogging p…

RT (2020-07-08). Facebook bans accounts linked to Roger Stone, Proud Boys & Brazil's Bolsonaro in fight against 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'. rt.com Facebook has banned dozens of pages allegedly linked to ex-Trump adviser and Republican operative Roger Stone, as well as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in its relentless battle against political 'misinformation networks'. | The 100-account network said to be linked to Stone, a Florida resident, was discovered in the course of an investigation into the right-wing group Proud Boys, banned from Facebook years ago, the social media behemoth

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). Black Lives Matter protests continue in cities across the US. peoplesdispatch.org Over a month after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, protests continue to rage on in dozens of cities across the United States with demands for structural change…

OCHA (2020-07-08). OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 — 29 June 2020). imemc.org United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-08). Netanyahu's Annexation Drive. globalresearch.ca Land seizures, annexations, and conquest. These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel. In the main, the state has maintained an uncomfortable position based on patience and attrition. We have waited this long; you will wait longer. Be it …

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Palestinian from Gaza Abducted by Israeli Forces at Erez Crossing. imemc.org The Israeli forces abducted , on Monday evening, a Palestinian passenger at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing, in northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The young man, Abdullah Shaker, was on his way to request permission to travel to Israel, in order to donate bone marrow …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-08). Israeli Troops Invade Parts of Eastern Gaza City. imemc.org Israeli troops invaded earlier on Wednesday some parts of the eastern Gaza city, in the Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media outlets, including Maan News Agency, said that a number of armored Israeli army vehicles, including three military bulldozers, invaded a border fence area, between eastern Gaza city an Israel, about …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-08). Israeli Troops Abduct More than a Dozen Palestinians from the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Wednesday about fifteen Palestinian residents from various parts of the West Bank, including the occupied East Jerusalem. In the occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police abducted Palestinian engineer, Bassam Alhalaq, who is in charge of construction works, inside the Alaqsa Mosque. Palestinian News Agency, Maan, said …

PCHR (2020-07-08). PCHR: "Israeli Occupation Authorities Arrest Civilian Travelling to Donate Bone Marrow for His Brother in Tel HaShomer Hospital" imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of a civilian from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed at Beit Hanoun "Erez" Crossing. The civilian was traveling to Tel HaShomer Hospital as he is scheduled for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother, …

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem. imemc.org The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-"Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of …

Celine Hagbard (2020-07-08). Israeli Court Orders Muslim Cemetery Destroyed to Build Homeless Shelter. imemc.org In Tel Aviv on Tuesday, an Israeli court rejected an appeal by the Islamic Council of Jaffa to preserve a 200-year old Muslim cemetery, ruling instead that the municipality of Tel Aviv can move forward with plans to build a homeless shelter on the site. The ruling followed weeks of …

Saed Bannoura (2020-07-08). Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity. imemc.org The Palestinian Commission of Detainees' Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect. The Commission stated that Sa'adi Khalil al-Gharabily, 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-08). Joint Press Realease: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice. imemc.org Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 — In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel's political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of …

Jim McMahan (2020-07-08). Cops dismantle CHOP, Seattle anti-racist protests continue. workers.org After 3 1/2 weeks of anti-racist organizing at the Capital Hill Organizing Protest (CHOP), Seattle cops raided and closed the six-block encampment on July 1. They invaded with a massive force of police and the FBI. Over 40 people were arrested during the raid, but arrestees totaled at least 69 . . . |

splcenter (2020-07-08). Twitter Gave Free Rein for Jack Posobiec To Publish Antisemitic Hate and Disinformation. splcenter.org Twitter enabled OANN correspondent Jack Posobiec's rise by giving him space to promote hate and mislead the public without facing consequences, Hatewatch has determined in a comprehensive review of his account history.

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Turkey, Jordan reject Israeli move to annex West Bank. yenisafak.com Jordan and Turkey on Wednesday reiterated their rejection of an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. | Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives (lower house of parliament), Atef Tarawneh, held talks in Amman with Turkish Ambassador Ismail Aramaz to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the parliamentary, economic and investment fields. | "Amman and Ankara have historic relations and bonds of friendship and cooperation which require maintaining coordination and consultation regarding the issues of mutual interest." Tarawneh said in a statement. | The Jordanian speaker reiterated hi…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). VIDEO: US protesters deplore Israeli regime's annexation plan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — American protesters gathered on Tuesday outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC to protest his talks involving the Israeli regime's occupation.

Michael Harris (2020-07-08). California Reparations Bill AB 3121 – Senate Process in flow… indybay.org The signs and symbols surrounding the California State Capitol are coming down and few know the reason they were put in place. Reparative Justice hidden, cloaked in secrecy and does not mention Slavery thoroughout the State of California… limited narrow focus may do additional harm… yet not sure it matters because the Black Lives "in the building" is all that matters.

Black Lives Matter Scotts Valley (2020-07-08). Thursday 7/9: Scotts Valley: Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. indybay.org 5: 30pm: Meet at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley | March to MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-07). Company Branding, Racism and The True Injustice Underpinning American Society. globalresearch.ca To drive home just how superficial and empty recent protests in America are and how little besides further division and destruction will become of them — take the fate of two fictional characters recently put in the spotlight by baying …

Yousef Munayyer (2020-07-07). A Summer of Reckoning—for American Racism and Israeli Aggression. thenation.com A Summer of Reckoning—for American Racism and Israeli Aggression…

Yves Engler (2020-07-07). White Supremacist Intelligence Alliance Pushes China Hostage Standoff. dissidentvoice.org In recent weeks movements in different countries have toppled statues and put the police and other institutions upholding systemic racism on the defensive. But, amidst unprecedented protests against racism, there has been remarkably little interest in the white supremacist foreign policy alliance currently driving conflict with China. The "Five Eyes" intelligence arrangement has faced almost …

_____ (2020-07-07). Black Women In Italy Weren't Being Heard, That's Changed. popularresistance.org Ariam Tekle had just begun co-hosting a podcast about black identities in Italy when, in late May, George Floyd was killed in police custody and a series of Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the United States. | That outcry for social change resonated across the Atlantic, hitting many cities in Europe with unprecedented force, including her hometown of Milan. And for local black communities, the protests became an opportunity to speak out about issues of endemic racism beyond the U.S. experience. | "We stand in solidarity with what is happening in the U.S., but we also want this to be a starting point to…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-07). The Heat: U.S. president slams protests. america.cgtn.com As anti-racism protests continue, U.S. President Donald Trump slams what he calls enemies from within.

_____ (2020-07-07). Trump's Racism May Be Blatant, but the Culture He Defends Comes Out of the Civil War and Goes Well Beyond Racial Division. strategic-culture.org Patrick COCKBURN | President Trump is making plain the degree to which the country remains divided by the American Civil War. His threat to veto the $718bn Defence Bill if it renames military bases called after Confederate generals harks back to 1861. His stand highlights the bizarre way that the US military has named its biggest bases, like Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Hood in Texas, after Confederate generals like Braxton Bragg and John Hood who fought a war to destroy the US. | Critics suggest derisively that this tradition of naming military installations after defeated enemies should mean that futur…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-07). 60+ Environmental Justice Advocates and Groups Issue Coronavirus Call to Action Demanding End to 'Sacrifice Zones'. commondreams.org Over 60 U.S.-based advocates and organizations on Tuesday released an open letter calling for "an immediate and sustained response to inequities causing Covid-19 to infect and kill a disproportionate number of people subjected to systemic racism and the denial of self-determination throughout the United States." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

George Monbiot (2020-07-07). Something Wicked This Way Comes. zcomm.org Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?

WSWS Repost (2020-07-07). Trump rails against Marxism and "international socialism" indybay.org While the deadly COVID-19 pandemic raged, President Trump celebrated Independence Day by unabashedly promoting a fractured, fascist interpretation of American history.

WSWS (2020-07-07). Supreme Court rules Electoral College members must follow state vote in presidential elections. wsws.org The 9-0 ruling was driven by mounting fears that the outcome of future presidential elections—including the 2020 election—will be seen as illegitimate and undemocratic.

commondreams (2020-07-07). In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water-crossing Permit. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ramzy Baroud — Romana Rubeo (2020-07-07). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? counterpunch.org In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the 'Butcher of Sabra and Shatila') whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all other efforts,

Staff (2020-07-07). #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field. therealnews.com The healthcare industry has a long and well-documented history of racist treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Now, doctors join the movement for Black lives.

Tom Coburg (2020-07-07). Armed Black citizens march at KKK stronghold and issue warning to 'rednecks'. thecanary.co On 4 July, Independence Day, hundreds of armed Black citizens marched, military style, at a Symbolic: | According to Fox News, the "protesters", which local police estimated as numbering "around 200",

Eds. (2020-07-07). How do you spell desecration of African burials?: "Ni**er!" mronline.org Much of the nation may be repudiating white supremacy, but not Montgomery County, Maryland, which is paving over sacred Black ground in an attempt to bury its own racist history.

Richard Eskow (2020-07-07). The War on Logic: Contradictions and Absurdities in the House's Military Spending Bill. counterpunch.org The House Armed Services Committee just passed a defense appropriations bill filled with moral contradictions and illogical absurdities. Consider: It removes some racist symbols in the military, but preserves Trump's ability to use the military against anti-racist demonstrators. It abdicates Congress' responsibility to declare war, but prevents the executive branch from moving toward peace.

2020-07-07: News Headlines

Patrick Cockburn (2020-07-07). Trump's Racism May be Blatant, But the Culture He Defends Comes Out of the Civil War and Goes Well Beyond Racial Division. counterpunch.org President Trump is making plain the degree to which the country remains divided by the American Civil War. His threat to veto the $718bn Defence Bill if it renames military bases called after Confederate generals harks back to 1861. His stand highlights the bizarre way that the US military has named its biggest bases, like

Yves Engler (2020-07-07). White Supremacist Intelligence Alliance Pushes China Hostage Standoff. dissidentvoice.org In recent weeks movements in different countries have toppled statues and put the police and other institutions upholding systemic racism on the defensive. But, amidst unprecedented protests against racism, there has been remarkably little interest in the white supremacist foreign policy alliance currently driving conflict with China. The "Five Eyes" intelligence arrangement has faced almost …

George Monbiot (2020-07-07). Something Wicked This Way Comes. zcomm.org Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?

Ramzy Baroud — Romana Rubeo (2020-07-07). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? counterpunch.org In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the 'Butcher of Sabra and Shatila') whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all other efforts,

WSWS Repost (2020-07-07). Trump rails against Marxism and "international socialism" indybay.org While the deadly COVID-19 pandemic raged, President Trump celebrated Independence Day by unabashedly promoting a fractured, fascist interpretation of American history.

Eds. (2020-07-07). How do you spell desecration of African burials?: "Ni**er!" mronline.org Much of the nation may be repudiating white supremacy, but not Montgomery County, Maryland, which is paving over sacred Black ground in an attempt to bury its own racist history.

Matthew Sakamoto (2020-07-07). Attempted car attacks fail to deter protesters in Tri-Cities, Wa. liberationnews.org Hundreds of protesters gathered at John Dam Plaza in Richland, Washington, on Saturday, July 4 to protest the national epidemic of racist police killings. People from all over the Tri-Cities attended the protest, which lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organizers, members of the local group Blackformation, spoke on the park stage about …

RT (2020-07-07). CNN's Don Lemon clashes with actor Terry Crews: Is BLM about police brutality, or problems in the black community? rt.com Actor Terry Crews faced an angry backlash after voicing concerns about the radicalization of the BLM movement. His clash with CNN's Don Lemon on why black-on-black crime is not part of the agenda split society even further. | Last Saturday, Crews, who is also a human rights activist, tweeted that he saw good people as allies regardless of the color of their skin, adding that he was "prepared to die on this hill." He previously expressed concern that the Black Lives Matter movement might slide into black supremacy. | July 4, 2020 | On Monday, Crews Richard Eskow (2020-07-07). The War on Logic: Contradictions and Absurdities in the House's Military Spending Bill. counterpunch.org The House Armed Services Committee just passed a defense appropriations bill filled with moral contradictions and illogical absurdities. Consider: It removes some racist symbols in the military, but preserves Trump's ability to use the military against anti-racist demonstrators. It abdicates Congress' responsibility to declare war, but prevents the executive branch from moving toward peace.

Walden Bello (2020-07-07). The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War. counterpunch.org The U.S. military command's pushback against President Donald Trump's attempt to use the military against people demanding racial justice has received a lot of good press. But let's not overdo the praise. For most of their existence, the U.S. Armed Forces were racially segregated. It was only in the 1950s that the slow process of

Fight Back (2020-07-07). Roll 4 Justice – Protest on wheels demands justice for all on July 4 in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 4, more than 200 protesters took the streets on wheels for a new type of march calling for an end to a fundamentally racist criminal justice system and "#Justice4All." Protesters were on bikes, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, as well as in a car caravan as they rolled through various neighborhoods in Minneapolis. The protest was organized by Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) along with co-hosts Native Lives Matter, CAIR-Minnesota, LatinoAltRock, and Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. Messaging included slogans such as: "Abolish ICE," "Prosecute the police," and lin…

Saed Bannoura (2020-07-07). Statement: "Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed" imemc.org The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the Red Cross of the death of a Palestinian detainee in prison, while the current information reveals that the detainee is likely clinically dead, but so far, there has been no official confirmation, despite various conflicting reports. Former …

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Demolition of Palestinian homes rises despite pandemic. yenisafak.com An Israeli human rights center reported a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in the occupied West Bank in June, despite the outbreak of coronavirus. | "During the past month, Israel escalated the pace of house demolitions in the West Bank," the Jerusalem-based B'Tselem NGO said in a Tuesday report. | The NGO said 63 Palestinian homes were demolished across the West Bank (not including occupied East Jerusalem) since the beginning of the year, 33 of which were destroyed in June only. | The report stated that a total of 151 Palestinians, including 84 minors, lost their homes and o…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Indonesia denounces Israeli regime's annexation plan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have denounced the Israeli regime's plan to annex Palestinian territories.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-07). San Geronimo Valley Joins BLM. indybay.org Quiet valley wakes up to Black Lives Matter…

SMPTWS (2020-07-07). Thursday 7/9: How White Supremacy Built Wall Street (webinar). indybay.org Online…

Andrew Moss (2020-07-06). The Language of Vote Suppression. zcomm.org The injustices in our electoral system present an enormous, continuing task: to challenge the lies, the racism, and the specific practices of vote suppression — while still motivating voters, particularly young voters, to cast their ballots and secure full representation as citizens of their communities and of the nation…

Dean A. Strang (2020-07-06). More than Policing Needs to Change. progressive.org Overall, courts give structure and durability to systemic racism and antipathy toward the impoverished.

Jill Richardson (2020-07-06). Learning Not to Look Away. counterpunch.org When those of us who are white are asked to engage with anti-racism, we are being asked to do something emotionally difficult: understand how we have benefited from a system that disadvantages and hurts others, so we can help dismantle it. If you oppose and abhor racism, as I hope most of us do, it

Nima Gerami (2020-07-06). To Defeat Systemic Racism, America Must End Endless War. commondreams.org The racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy today, writes Gerami, "is an extension of the belief in white supremacy that shaped the territorial and ideological boundaries of our nation from its inception." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Brady, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Marcey Lynn Jones (2020-07-06). Sewing for justice: Connecticut Communist makes and distributes over 4,000 masks. peoplesworld.org On June 30, Marcey Lynn Jones marked 4,000 masks she had sewn since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. A member of the Winchester-Newhallville Club of the Communist Party USA in New Haven, Conn,, she has sewn masks for seniors, youth, community members, and participants in protests against systemic racism and police killings of Black people. She …

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). VIDEO: Huge protests against racism in New York. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Despite widespread crackdown on protesters, a large crowd took to the streets in New York to protest against racism and inequality.

RT (2020-07-06). 'Central Park Karen' hit with criminal charges for calling 911 on black birdwatcher, but mob wants more. rt.com The white woman who became…

RT (2020-07-06). White supremacy, or harmless gesture? Oregon police say cop accused of racist hand signal was simply checking protester was OK. rt.com An Oregon trooper was accused of dog whistling a counter-protester at a Black Lives Matter event in Salem, but state police said it was just an innocent OK gesture. 4Chan pranksters who started the hand sign confusion may rejoice. | The Oregon State Police (OSP) said their investigation into a viral video allegedly showing a white power gesture shown by an officer to an opponent of BLM demonstrators has revealed no wrongdoing. | Footage from the anti-racism protest in Salem on Saturday shows cops on the scene tasked with separating BLM demonstrators from groups of counter-protesters. The video shows one of the…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Keep this s**t in f**king New York': California woman faces vandalism charges after VIDEO shows her painting over BLM mural. rt.com Martinez, California police have asked the public to help them identify a woman filmed covering a Black Lives Matter mural (which was greenlit by the city) while her partner argued that the "narrative of racism" is a liberal lie. | The incident took place on July 4th in front of the local courthouse, where a giant yellow-lettered 'Black Lives Matter' mural popped up earlier that day. | The mural in support of the ongoing protests against police brutality was approved by the city. However, it was in urgent need of restoration only a couple of hours into its existence after a woman, armed with cans of paint and…

RT (2020-07-06). Where are the protests? Firearms overtake fireworks as shootings over July 4th weekend leave scores dead in big US cities. rt.com The Independence Day weekend turned deadly across the US as 77 people were shot in Chicago alone, continuing a spate of violence that has plagued largely black neighborhoods amid anti-racism protests focused on police brutality. | Between July 3 and July 5, 13 people were fatally shot in Chicago. The latest violence wasn't out of character in a city that earned the nickname "Chiraq" — likening the bloodshed to that in war-torn Iraq — and where around 80 percent of homicide victims each year are black, according to police data. | Father's Day weekend last month saw 104 shootings and 14 dead. | Also on…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Harry and Meghan say past wrongs of Commonwealth need to be acknowledged. thecanary.co The duke and duchess of Sussex warned that the Commonwealth's past wrongs need to be acknowledged in order to move forward, as they joined a discussion on justice and equal rights.Harry and Meghan both took part in the video call with young leaders in one of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust's (QCT) weekly sessions set up in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.The Commonwealth's past mistakes: The duke, whose grandmother the Queen is head of the Commonwealth, last week outlined his personal commitment to tackling institutional racism. Harry said: When you look across the Commonwealth, there is…

Staff (2020-07-06). Antiracism Must Be a Priority in Every Newsroom. truthout.org As journalists in the United States reported on racial injustice and police brutality amid the murder of George Floyd, there was another story about racism brewing in the newsroom. In this case, journalists became the story. | After publishing a column originally titled "Buildings Matter, Too," The Philadelphia Inquirer received intense criticism not only from readers, but their employees, too. Journalists of color at the publication spoke out against the column and organized a "sick and tired day" to protest racial inju…

Staff (2020-07-06). Trump's Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty. truthout.org Amid ongoing protests against systemic racism and state violence, Trump attacked protesters, vowed to defend statues of colonizers and white supremacists, and ignored Indigenous sovereignty over the area, when he held an Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore, sparking even more protests that led to 15 arrests. "The Black Hills, or what we know as He Sápa, is the cultural center of our universe as Lakota people," says Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Trib…

Staff (2020-07-06). "He Wasn't Invited": How Trump's Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty. democracynow.org Amid ongoing protests against systemic racism and state violence, Trump attacked protesters, vowed to defend statues of colonizers and white supremacists, and ignored Indigenous sovereignty over the area, when he held an Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore, sparking even more protests that led to 15 arrests. "The Black Hills, or what we know as He Sápa, is the cultural center of our universe as Lakota people," says Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. "More than 50 different Indigenous…

commondreams (2020-07-06). States Can Require Presidential Electors to Follow Popular Vote, U.S. Supreme Court Rules. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2020-07-06). Electoral College takes a hit: US Supreme Court rules states can PUNISH electors who ignore popular vote results. rt.com The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that state governments have the right to penalize so-called 'faithless electors', members of the Electoral College who do not support the victor of their states' popular presidential vote. | Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's Monday ruling that states have the right to instruct their electors that they "have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens." That direction, she said, "accords with the Constitution — as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule." | Over 30 states already require their Electoral College voters…

Fight Back (2020-07-06). St. Paul protests Israel's threat to annex West Bank. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On July 3, 55 people participated in Women Against Military Madness' weekly vigil for Palestine. This week's action was a joint call by both Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC) against the Israeli government's decision to illegally annex more Palestinian land and was a part of the international call for a Day of Rage. | Wearing masks and being physically distant in the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, protesters held signs reading, "No to Israeli theft of Palestinian lands," and "Annexation is theft! End U.S. aid to Israel!" People were standing on all c…

_____ (2020-07-06). Chicago Protest: No To The Continuation Of The Theft Of Palestinian Land. popularresistance.org Over 300 cars and 700 Palestinians, Arabs, and supporters gathered today in the heart of our community in the southwest suburbs of Chicago to say #NoToAnnexation, no to colonization, no to the occupation, and no to the continuation of the theft of Palestinian land at the hands of Israel. Organized by Coalition for Justice in Palestine. A rally was followed by a car caravan through our community neighborhoods. After about an hour of the two-mile-long caravan, USPCN members, SJP Chicago students, and other Arab youth shut down the busy intersection of 87th Street and Harlem Avenue in the middle of rush hour and man…

_____ (2020-07-06). Massive March Demands Justice And Liberation For Palestine. popularresistance.org Thousands of people joined a massive rally and march for Palestine in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the "Day of Rage" against Israeli annexation, colonization and Zionism in Palestine on Wednesday, 1 July. The rally was led by Within our Lifetime ‚Ä¢ United for Palestine and organized by the NY4Palestine coalition, of which Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a member alongside WOL, Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; American Muslims for Palestine — NJ; and several Students for Justice for Palestine chapters throughout New York City. The rally lasted for ne…

Mike Whitney (2020-07-06). Are the Democrats a Political Party or a CIA-Backed Fifth Column? globalresearch.ca How do the Democrats benefit from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests? | While the protests are being used to paint Trump as a race-bating white supremacist, that is not their primary objective. The main goal is to suppress and demonize …

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-06). Reparations and Other Scams: Israeli Survivors Live in Poverty and Are Starving? globalresearch.ca The issue of reparations and other compensation has been much in the news of late, most particularly in relationship to possible payments to descendants of slaves in the United States to compensate them for their disadvantages brought about by what …

Staff (2020-07-06). Headlines for July 6, 2020. democracynow.org As Coronavirus Surges, States Blame Hasty Reopenings, and Trump Falsely Claims 99% of Cases "Harmless", COVID-19 Spikes Around the World Force Countries to Reimpose Lockdowns, Indigenous Land Defenders Arrested as They Blocked Highway to Mt. Rushmore Ahead of Trump Speech, Antiracist Activist Summer Taylor Killed by Driver Who Targeted Crowd of Protesters, Protesters Topple Columbus Statue in Baltimore, BLM Uprising Continues Over July 4 Weekend, 3 Colorado Officers Fired for Photo Reenacting Killing of Elijah McClain, Pressure Mounting to Change Racist Names of Washington and Cleveland Sports Teams, 160+ People…

Cassandra Lopez, Juan Lopez (2020-07-06). Oakland demonstrators say, 'Black Trans Lives Matter!'. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND—At the invitation of our godson, David Johnson, we headed to the "Black Trans Lives Matter" demonstration at Lake Merritt in Oakland June 12 with eager anticipation. It was another unique manifestation of the massive Black Lives Matter protests that have resulted from the police murders of Black people. In this case, it was members …

FIRE (2020-07-06). U.S. imperialism means we can't breathe! workers.org Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere released this statement on July 5. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) is in solidarity with the global rebellion for Black lives. It is right to rebel against police terror. The same racist, sexist, police violence used to terrorize people at home is . . . |

Editor (2020-07-06). Mount Rushmore defense of genocide. workers.org Just when we thought things couldn't get worse. The July Fourth speech, delivered at the foot of Mount Rushmore by the bigot-in-chief, reminds us that under the capitalist system, things can always get worse. Especially when the occupant of the White House seems to have zero boundaries when it comes . . . |

Nino Brown (2020-07-06). 'Gains can be won if we stay united and in the street'. liberationnews.org What we are seeing today are the compounded contradictions of hundreds of years of racist and capitalist oppression…

Stephanie Tromblay (2020-07-06). Lakota treaty defenders block highway to Mount Rushmore Trump traffic. workers.org On the heels of a campaign rally at the site of the 1921 Tulsa, Okla., white-mob massacre of Black Wall Street, President Trump continued a tour of white supremacy symbols with a July 3 rally and fireworks at Mount Rushmore. This monument to settler colonialism is in the Black Hills, . . . |

RT (2020-07-06). Georgia governor declares emergency & deploys National Guard as Atlanta violence skyrockets amid Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has ordered National Guard troops to deploy in Atlanta, after rioters sacked the state police headquarters. Shootings in the city have doubled in the wake of protests against police brutality. | Some 1,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect the state Capitol, the governor's mansion, and the Department of Public Safety building that was vandalized over the weekend, Kemp announced Monday. | "Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead," Kemp said. "This lawlessness must be stop…

Steve Ellner (2020-07-06). David Harvey's New Thesis "Capitalism is too Big to Fail": Is it? zcomm.org It is surprising that at this moment, when dire circumstances have generated a degree of hope, with the Black Lives Matter protests and such widespread disillusionment with the system, that Harvey comes up with this line of thinking…

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Authorities to Demolish Home of a Palestinian Prisoner in West of Jenin City. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli authorities were reportedly endorsed a demolition order for the home of Palestinian prisoner, Nathmi Abubaker, 48, from the Y'abad village, south-west of Jenin City, in the West Bank. The official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli occupation authorities jailed Abubaker after they had accused him of …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron. imemc.org During confrontations in Hebron, one Palestinian civilian, on Sunday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces, according to WAFA correspondent. In the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli military, stationed at flashpoint Shuhada Street, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, hitting one of …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians from the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli Troops abducted early on Monday and late on Sunday night four Palestinian residents from different West Bank areas. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli troop invaded the Bet Rema village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah and that Israeli soldiers broke into the home of Saher …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the …

2020-07-06: News Headlines

Nima Gerami (2020-07-06). To Defeat Systemic Racism, America Must End Endless War. commondreams.org The racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy today, writes Gerami, "is an extension of the belief in white supremacy that shaped the territorial and ideological boundaries of our nation from its inception." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Brady, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Marcey Lynn Jones (2020-07-06). Sewing for justice: Connecticut Communist makes and distributes over 4,000 masks. peoplesworld.org On June 30, Marcey Lynn Jones marked 4,000 masks she had sewn since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. A member of the Winchester-Newhallville Club of the Communist Party USA in New Haven, Conn,, she has sewn masks for seniors, youth, community members, and participants in protests against systemic racism and police killings of Black people. She …

Andrew Moss (2020-07-06). The Language of Vote Suppression. zcomm.org The injustices in our electoral system present an enormous, continuing task: to challenge the lies, the racism, and the specific practices of vote suppression — while still motivating voters, particularly young voters, to cast their ballots and secure full representation as citizens of their communities and of the nation…

Jill Richardson (2020-07-06). Learning Not to Look Away. counterpunch.org When those of us who are white are asked to engage with anti-racism, we are being asked to do something emotionally difficult: understand how we have benefited from a system that disadvantages and hurts others, so we can help dismantle it. If you oppose and abhor racism, as I hope most of us do, it

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-06). Reparations and Other Scams: Israeli Survivors Live in Poverty and Are Starving? globalresearch.ca The issue of reparations and other compensation has been much in the news of late, most particularly in relationship to possible payments to descendants of slaves in the United States to compensate them for their disadvantages brought about by what …

Fight Back (2020-07-06). St. Paul protests Israel's threat to annex West Bank. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On July 3, 55 people participated in Women Against Military Madness' weekly vigil for Palestine. This week's action was a joint call by both Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC) against the Israeli government's decision to illegally annex more Palestinian land and was a part of the international call for a Day of Rage. | Wearing masks and being physically distant in the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, protesters held signs reading, "No to Israeli theft of Palestinian lands," and "Annexation is theft! End U.S. aid to Israel!" People were standing on all c…

commondreams (2020-07-06). States Can Require Presidential Electors to Follow Popular Vote, U.S. Supreme Court Rules. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mike Whitney (2020-07-06). Are the Democrats a Political Party or a CIA-Backed Fifth Column? globalresearch.ca How do the Democrats benefit from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests? | While the protests are being used to paint Trump as a race-bating white supremacist, that is not their primary objective. The main goal is to suppress and demonize …

Cassandra Lopez, Juan Lopez (2020-07-06). Oakland demonstrators say, 'Black Trans Lives Matter!'. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND—At the invitation of our godson, David Johnson, we headed to the "Black Trans Lives Matter" demonstration at Lake Merritt in Oakland June 12 with eager anticipation. It was another unique manifestation of the massive Black Lives Matter protests that have resulted from the police murders of Black people. In this case, it was members …

Nino Brown (2020-07-06). 'Gains can be won if we stay united and in the street'. liberationnews.org What we are seeing today are the compounded contradictions of hundreds of years of racist and capitalist oppression…

Steve Ellner (2020-07-06). David Harvey's New Thesis "Capitalism is too Big to Fail": Is it? zcomm.org It is surprising that at this moment, when dire circumstances have generated a degree of hope, with the Black Lives Matter protests and such widespread disillusionment with the system, that Harvey comes up with this line of thinking…

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Authorities to Demolish Home of a Palestinian Prisoner in West of Jenin City. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli authorities were reportedly endorsed a demolition order for the home of Palestinian prisoner, Nathmi Abubaker, 48, from the Y'abad village, south-west of Jenin City, in the West Bank. The official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli occupation authorities jailed Abubaker after they had accused him of …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron. imemc.org During confrontations in Hebron, one Palestinian civilian, on Sunday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces, according to WAFA correspondent. In the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli military, stationed at flashpoint Shuhada Street, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, hitting one of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza again. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli fighter aircraft and attack helicopters conducted airstrikes targeting the besieged Palestinian Gaza strip late on July 5, Sunday. Local Palestinian media reported that the Israelis struck areas in the eastern part of Gaza, but no casualties were reported. At least one of the Israeli missiles struck an agricultural plot of land, resulting in a loud explosion in the eastern part of al-Zeitoun district of Gaza. The Israeli military later claimed that the airstrikes were conducted in response to rocket fire from Gaza earlier. | In a statement, the Israeli military said that they had targeted "underground fac…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-06). The Threat of Annexation is far from Over. dissidentvoice.org Annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank was never likely to happen on July 1, as many observers assumed. The date was not a deadline; it was a window opened by the Israeli government to carry out annexation before US President Donald Trump leaves office. Unhappily for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians from the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli Troops abducted early on Monday and late on Sunday night four Palestinian residents from different West Bank areas. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli troop invaded the Bet Rema village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah and that Israeli soldiers broke into the home of Saher …

_____ (2020-07-06). Seattle's CHOP Advanced The Movement For Black Lives. popularresistance.org What is unthinkable, or was at the beginning of the month, is the power of the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets. The emergence of the autonomous zone is a pinnacle of that power, a significant victory. It demonstrates the ability of popular power to win the impossible from structures of white supremacy — the state and the propertied interests they represent. That victory, and the subsequent diminution of state violence, is a major step forward for community self-control and autonomy. It shows that ending anti-Black violence is the first and most basic step to honoring Black life. | But it is just…

_____ (2020-07-06). Raleigh Black Lives Matter Protest Reaches 35th Day. popularresistance.org For the 35th consecutive day, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted, made speeches, waved signs and marched across downtown Raleigh on Saturday. They are protesting SB 168 which lawmakers passed nearly unanimously with no discussion in the wee hours of the morning on June 27, would shield death investigation records from the public when they are shared with the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Those records are now considered public under state law. | "The fact that they're trying to … pass this over on us and act like it's no big deal like they're just gonna ignore us — that is why we're so mu…

_____ (2020-07-06). Palestinian Community Sets Conditions On Support For Presidential Candidate. popularresistance.org Members of the Palestinian community in the United States have issued a declaration of principles that included a set of preconditions to support federal candidates in the presidential elections later this year. | The document, signed by Palestinian cultural, political, social and academic figures, included 13 preconditions namely recognizing the Palestinian people's right to self-determination as an inalienable right as well as the need for the Israeli occupation to immediately and unconditionally end and the refugees' right to return to their homes in accordance with UN Resolution 194. | The Declaration conside…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison. yenisafak.com A Palestinian detainee held in Israel has died in custody, a local NGO said on Monday. | Sa'di al-Gharabli, 75, died at Assaf Harofeh medical center after his health deteriorated, the Handala Center for Detainees and Ex-detainees said in a statement. | Al-Gharabli, from the Gaza strip, was arrested by Israeli forces in 1994 and sentenced to a lifetime in prison. | According to the NGO, the Palestinian detainee had suffered prostate cancer, diabetes and blood pressure, accusing Israeli prison authorities of refusing to provide medical attention to him. | There was no comment from Israeli prison authorities on the…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). VIDEO: Huge protests against racism in New York. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Despite widespread crackdown on protesters, a large crowd took to the streets in New York to protest against racism and inequality.

RT (2020-07-06). White supremacy, or harmless gesture? Oregon police say cop accused of racist hand signal was simply checking protester was OK. rt.com An Oregon trooper was accused of dog whistling a counter-protester at a Black Lives Matter event in Salem, but state police said it was just an innocent OK gesture. 4Chan pranksters who started the hand sign confusion may rejoice. | The Oregon State Police (OSP) said their investigation into a viral video allegedly showing a white power gesture shown by an officer to an opponent of BLM demonstrators has revealed no wrongdoing. | Footage from the anti-racism protest in Salem on Saturday shows cops on the scene tasked with separating BLM demonstrators from groups of counter-protesters. The video shows one of the…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Keep this s**t in f**king New York': California woman faces vandalism charges after VIDEO shows her painting over BLM mural. rt.com Martinez, California police have asked the public to help them identify a woman filmed covering a Black Lives Matter mural (which was greenlit by the city) while her partner argued that the "narrative of racism" is a liberal lie. | The incident took place on July 4th in front of the local courthouse, where a giant yellow-lettered 'Black Lives Matter' mural popped up earlier that day. | The mural in support of the ongoing protests against police brutality was approved by the city. However, it was in urgent need of restoration only a couple of hours into its existence after a woman, armed with cans of paint and…

RT (2020-07-06). Electoral College takes a hit: US Supreme Court rules states can PUNISH electors who ignore popular vote results. rt.com The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that state governments have the right to penalize so-called 'faithless electors', members of the Electoral College who do not support the victor of their states' popular presidential vote. | Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's Monday ruling that states have the right to instruct their electors that they "have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens." That direction, she said, "accords with the Constitution — as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule." | Over 30 states already require their Electoral College voters…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Harry and Meghan say past wrongs of Commonwealth need to be acknowledged. thecanary.co The duke and duchess of Sussex warned that the Commonwealth's past wrongs need to be acknowledged in order to move forward, as they joined a discussion on justice and equal rights.Harry and Meghan both took part in the video call with young leaders in one of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust's (QCT) weekly sessions set up in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.The Commonwealth's past mistakes: The duke, whose grandmother the Queen is head of the Commonwealth, last week outlined his personal commitment to tackling institutional racism. Harry said: When you look across the Commonwealth, there is…

WSWS Repost (2020-07-06). Trump rails against Marxism and "international socialism" indybay.org While the deadly COVID-19 pandemic raged, President Trump celebrated Independence Day by unabashedly promoting a fractured, fascist interpretation of American history.

Staff (2020-07-06). "He Wasn't Invited": How Trump's Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty. democracynow.org Amid ongoing protests against systemic racism and state violence, Trump attacked protesters, vowed to defend statues of colonizers and white supremacists, and ignored Indigenous sovereignty over the area, when he held an Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore, sparking even more protests that led to 15 arrests. "The Black Hills, or what we know as He Sápa, is the cultural center of our universe as Lakota people," says Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. "More than 50 different Indigenous…

Staff (2020-07-06). Headlines for July 6, 2020. democracynow.org As Coronavirus Surges, States Blame Hasty Reopenings, and Trump Falsely Claims 99% of Cases "Harmless", COVID-19 Spikes Around the World Force Countries to Reimpose Lockdowns, Indigenous Land Defenders Arrested as They Blocked Highway to Mt. Rushmore Ahead of Trump Speech, Antiracist Activist Summer Taylor Killed by Driver Who Targeted Crowd of Protesters, Protesters Topple Columbus Statue in Baltimore, BLM Uprising Continues Over July 4 Weekend, 3 Colorado Officers Fired for Photo Reenacting Killing of Elijah McClain, Pressure Mounting to Change Racist Names of Washington and Cleveland Sports Teams, 160+ People…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Abbas conditionally agrees to negotiate with Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — President of Palestinian Authority conditionally agreed to negotiate with Israeli regime based on UN resolutions.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Israeli regime launches new spy satellite Ofek 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Electro-optical reconnaissance satellite will provide surveillance for military intelligence, Israeli regime claims.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Iran always defends unity, resistance of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — The Director General for the Middle East Affairs of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Islamic Republic of Iran always defends and supports the unity, amity and resistance of Palestinians.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-06). San Geronimo Valley Joins BLM. indybay.org Quiet valley wakes up to Black Lives Matter…

Alex Darocy (2020-07-06). Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz. indybay.org To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor those who have suffered genocide by the American government. This day is a sanitized holiday to erase indigenous nations and a…

Labor Video Project (2020-07-06). Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…

SMPTWS (2020-07-06). Thursday 7/9: How White Supremacy Built Wall Street (webinar). indybay.org Online…

Ed Ciaccio (2020-07-05). We Need a New National Anthem. dissidentvoice.org As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation's Declaration of Independence, in the midst of demonstrations and protests against systemic racism and police brutality of African-Americans, it is time to consider replacing our national anthem with one more suitable to the values and priorities of the United States in 2020. There are many important …

Jorge Majfud (2020-07-05). Hitler's Ideologues: The U.S. Racism that Bore Fruit in Mein Kampf. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Walden Bello (2020-07-05). The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War. zcomm.org The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country's wars…

Triestino Mariniello (2020-07-05). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? zcomm.org Will the US succeed, once more, in blocking another international investigation?>

Rima Najjar (2020-07-05). Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story. globalresearch.ca The other night I watched PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. The report on the annexation (do I need to qualify or explain "annexation"? What other country has or is likely ever to declare its impending annexation of someone else's land …

David Hart (2020-07-05). As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians. commondreams.org A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Virus outbreak in Hebron 'out of control': Palestine. yenisafak.com Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has described the coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank city of Hebron as "out of control".Speaking in an interview with Palestine TV, al-Kaila said 173 virus infections were registered in Hebron on Saturday.The health minister is set to visit the city on Sunday to check on the health situation there.According to the minister, 50 Palestinian medics have so far contracted the virus.As the cases continue to surge, al-Kaila expected that the Palestinian government would extend a lockdown imposed in the territories for five more days to stem the spread of the pandemic.On Wedne…

Staff (2020-07-05). Supreme Court Could Soon Show Us Why Trump Is Refusing to Share His Tax Returns. truthout.org The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases regarding access to President Donald Trump's If the Supreme…

RT (2020-07-05). 'F**k the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC marked July 4 by trampling on the American flag before setting it on fire, arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage showing protesters mocking the US flag began making the rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House that was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in the wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag, as another female protester with a megaphone in her hand can be heard shout…

RT (2020-07-05). 'F*ck the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, has marked July 4th by trampling the American flag before setting it on fire, while arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage that shows protesters mocking the US flag began making rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House, an area which was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag sprawled on the ground, as another female protester with a m…

RT (2020-07-05). 'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park. rt.com Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…

RT (2020-07-05). Netanyahu sounds alarm over Israel's new Covid-19 spike, warning 'we're in a state of emergency'. rt.com Israel is currently in a "state of emergency," in the wake of the alarmingly high number of new coronavirus cases, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. The country has smashed past the 10,000 active cases mark and the growth continues. | Speaking during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu called on the country's legislators to work faster on a new package of anti-coronavirus measures. | "We're in a state of emergency. We cannot delay the legislation — we must move forward with it to stop the spread," the PM stated, referring to the ongoing spike. | We're in the midst of a renewed coronavirus attack…

RT (2020-07-05). Not every incident in Iran 'necessarily has something to do with us,' Israeli defense chief says after fire at Natanz nuclear site. rt.com Israel's defense minister has rebuffed speculation that Tel Aviv was behind the recent incident at an Iranian nuclear site. He reiterated, however, that Tehran's nuclear program is a threat to his country. | Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that he was "not sure" whether Iranians always follow safety protocols on their strategic sites. | Everyone can be suspicious of us all the time. But not every incident that happens in Iran necessarily has something to do with us. | Gantz reiterated, however, that "a nuclear Iran" is a threat to Israel. "We will do everything possible to prevent Iran from spreading terror…

2020-07-05: News Headlines

Walden Bello (2020-07-05). The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War. zcomm.org The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country's wars…

Ed Ciaccio (2020-07-05). We Need a New National Anthem. dissidentvoice.org As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation's Declaration of Independence, in the midst of demonstrations and protests against systemic racism and police brutality of African-Americans, it is time to consider replacing our national anthem with one more suitable to the values and priorities of the United States in 2020. There are many important …

Jorge Majfud (2020-07-05). Hitler's Ideologues: The U.S. Racism that Bore Fruit in Mein Kampf. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-07-05). 'F**k the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC marked July 4 by trampling on the American flag before setting it on fire, arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage showing protesters mocking the US flag began making the rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House that was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in the wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag, as another female protester with a megaphone in her hand can be heard shout…

RT (2020-07-05). 'F*ck the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, has marked July 4th by trampling the American flag before setting it on fire, while arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage that shows protesters mocking the US flag began making rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House, an area which was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag sprawled on the ground, as another female protester with a m…

RT (2020-07-05). 'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park. rt.com Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…

The Canary (2020-07-05). Woman struck by car during Seattle protest dies in hospital. thecanary.co A car drove onto a closed road and ploughed into people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle on Saturday 4 July. The driver killed one protester and critically injured the other, authorities have said.Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died in the evening at Harborview Medical Centre, spokesperson Susan Gregg said.Officials said the car barrelled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 (I-5) in the early hours of 4 July, hitting Taylor along with Diaz Love, 32, of Portland.Video footage: Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking the I-5 and sped into the crowd…

Triestino Mariniello (2020-07-05). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? zcomm.org Will the US succeed, once more, in blocking another international investigation?>

Rima Najjar (2020-07-05). Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story. globalresearch.ca The other night I watched PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. The report on the annexation (do I need to qualify or explain "annexation"? What other country has or is likely ever to declare its impending annexation of someone else's land …

David Hart (2020-07-05). As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians. commondreams.org A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Virus outbreak in Hebron 'out of control': Palestine. yenisafak.com Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has described the coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank city of Hebron as "out of control".Speaking in an interview with Palestine TV, al-Kaila said 173 virus infections were registered in Hebron on Saturday.The health minister is set to visit the city on Sunday to check on the health situation there.According to the minister, 50 Palestinian medics have so far contracted the virus.As the cases continue to surge, al-Kaila expected that the Palestinian government would extend a lockdown imposed in the territories for five more days to stem the spread of the pandemic.On Wedne…

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Seven Palestinians in Abu Dis. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Friday evening, injured 23 Palestinians during an invasion into the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Soldiers stormed Abu Dis town, which elicited resistance among the local Palestinian civilians. The army used live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-05). Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Sunday a Palestinian university student in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israel soldiers, stationed on a mobile military roadblock, near the Khan Alahmar neighborhood, mainly on the Ramallah-Jericho street, intercepted student Majdy Abuzaid, 20, before they …

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists …

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus. imemc.org Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-05). New Illegal Israeli Settlement Units Announced in Bethlehem. imemc.org The so-called Israeli settlement council in the West Bank, announced on Sunday a new colonial illegal settlement project, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Chief for the Palestinian file for illegal colonial Israeli settlement in the Bethlehem city, Hassan Brega, confirmed earlier today that the so-called Israeli settlement council, …

Gord Doctorow (2020-07-05). Next Steps in the Anti-Racist Struggle? zcomm.org We need to make important and unifying decisions toward a just transition. And then we need to act…

_____ (2020-07-05). Your White Neighbor's 'Black Lives Matter' Yard Sign Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org Despite my having grown up in the South, Portland is the most racist place I have ever lived. This is because being anti-racist isn't about using politically correct buzzwords and giving lip service to sensitive conversation topics. Being anti-racist is about constructing a landscape that is safe for dark people to inhabit. It is not about white people trying to prove they are "woke" by putting up yard signs. That is not even what "woke" means. "Woke" is a territory of open-eyed, unsuperficial, cultural awareness white people are nowhere close to occupying; they are not even in the neighborhood. But being anti-ra…

_____ (2020-07-05). Facebook Groups Pivot To Attacks On Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. | These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions. | And many have expanded their focus. | One group transformed itself last month from "Reopen California" to "California Patriots Pro Law…

_____ (2020-07-05). On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen. popularresistance.org Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation. Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" where he defines patriotism as wanting the country to live up to its aspirations, that dissents from the United States when it is wrong. When a country becomes an empire, Sjursen says it is our patriotic duty to dissent. Sjursen discusses three types of patriotism. Principled participatory patriotism takes the same sense of duty to urge the United States to become a better place t…

_____ (2020-07-05). White Supremacy And Segregation Under FDR's New Deal. popularresistance.org Key New Deal programs failed Black Americans. The WPA and CCC could have been part of a segregation-busting project, but instead segregation was bolstered, as Blacks were relegated to separate work camps across the country, bringing Jim Crow to the North. The best jobs went to whites and out of the 10,000 WPA supervisors hired in the south, only 11 were Black. | This was one of the many concessions FDR made to the racist southern Democrats in his coalition, which bled over to the war mobilization where whites and Blacks served in segregated units. The backwardness of the South was forced upon the rest of the coun…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Trump stopped West Bank annexation: Ex-Knesset speaker. yenisafak.com The former Speaker of Knesset (Israel's parliament), Abraham Borg, said US President Donald Trump has halted the Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.In an interview with Italian daily "Il Fatto Quotidiano", Borg said Trump stopped the implementation of the annexation plan as "he doesn't have time to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in implementing the annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley".He described both Netanyahu and Trump as suffering from a "narcissistic paranoia, with no scrupulous and ethics who are ready to roll over anyone to save themselves and remain in power".W…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Protesters topple statue of Christopher Columbus in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Protesters against racial discrimination in the US have torn down a statue of Christopher Columbus in a park in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

The Canary (2020-07-05). Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore amid Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbour. They used ropes to topple the statue on 4 July near the Little Italy neighbourhood, news outlets reported. | Protesters mobilised by the Black Lives Matter movement and the police killing of George Floyd have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others. They say the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. | According to the Baltimore Sun, the city owned the statue. It was dedicated in 1984 by former mayor…

Alex Darocy (2020-07-05). Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz. indybay.org To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor those who have suffered genocide by the American government. This day is a sanitized holiday to erase indigenous nations and a…

Labor Video Project (2020-07-05). Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…

_____ (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Is There Really Such a Thing as White Privilege? strategic-culture.org From the restricted perspective of Segregation America or Apartheid South Africa — Yes. But from a greater historical perspective this idea is madness. Watch the video and read more

Liberation Staff, Denver (2020-07-04). Thousands march for Elijah McClain, massive community blockade of police station ensues in Aurora, CO. liberationnews.org Elijah McClain's case has recently garnered national and international attention, ten months after his death, as the movement against police murder and racism grows around the country and the world.

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-04). Politicians of Color Should Not Be Immune From Criticism. zcomm.org As progressives in a country with a long, grim history of racism continuing to the present day, it's our responsibility to fight racism everywhere we see it…

Staff (2020-07-04). Without Radical Community Education, We Won't Move Beyond "Comfortable" Reforms. truthout.org Many of us are reflecting on what it means to engage critically within our own communities as a way of supporting and being accountable to broader movements for justice. In this moment, prioritizing community education — a process of learning and teaching together toward meaningful social change — is one of the many ways that those of us not directly targeted by anti-Black racism can collectively support and participate in movements to abolish policing, prisons, and all systems tha…

RT (2020-07-04). 'The very definition of totalitarianism:' Trump unloads on 'cancel culture,' 'left-wing fascism' at Mt. Rushmore event. rt.com US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on "cancel culture" — an in-vogue concept that has seen Americans ostracized for voicing views at odds with the mainstream — branding it the hallmark of totalitarianism. | Speaking at the 'Salute America' event to mark Independence Day at South Dakota's Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday, Trump pulled no punches tearing into the notorious phenomenon which has come to be known as "cancel culture." The idea has led to the "cancelling" of public figures and regular Americans alike, typically hounded out of polite society for their views…

RT (2020-07-04). Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'. rt.com 'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…

Staff (2020-07-04). Treaty Defenders Arrested for Blocking Road to Trump's Mount Rushmore Event. truthout.org Style note: Indian Country Today will refer to individuals defending the Black Hills as treaty defenders. The Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore is carved, are unceded territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and acknowledged by a 1980 Supreme Court ruling in the United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians. | More than 100 treaty defenders and other protesters gathered on a highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump's speech at the monument. |

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Eliza Egret (2020-07-04). As Black Lives Matter protests continue on US Independence Day, Seattle police are accused of 'emboldening white supremacists'. thecanary.co Two women are in serious condition in a Seattle hospital after a man drove into them at high speed during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. The women were part of a crowd which had blocked and closed a Seattle freeway in the early hours of 4 July. The devastating #seattleprotest this morning. I'm surprised anyone lived. | Victims: | 32 yr woman in serious/stable condition | 24 yr woman in critical condition | Suspect: | 27 yr male from Seattle

Eds. (2020-07-04). Confederates in the Capital. mronline.org The National Statuary Collection announced the unification of the former slave economy's emotional heartland with the heart of national government.

RT (2020-07-04). WATCH Antifa members brawl and erect barricades in downtown Portland on Independence Day. rt.com Activists were filmed fist-fighting and erecting barricades across the streets in central Portland, Oregon. They'd attacked the city's courthouse and clashed with US marshals the previous night. | Journalist Andy Ngo shared clips of protesters, whom he identified as local Antifa members, picking up fence sections and roadblocks and using them to erect barricades. | pic.twitter.com/UFEmfJkW9c— Andy Ngॠ(@MrAndyNgo) Antifa in downtown Portland are making their wall taller.

RT (2020-07-04). Outcry after Virginia officials order US flag to be removed from capitol construction site due to it being 'target' for protesters. rt.com The Virginia state government has ordered a giant American banner to be pulled from the would-be seat of the local General Assembly amid fears that protesters could tear the flag down. The decision has prompted pushback online. | The huge banner, made of tarps, was ordered to be taken down from what is set to become the future seat of the state legislature just as the nation was gearing up to mark July 4. | State officials argued that the removal was a necessary precautionary measure, so that Black Lives Matter protesters don't see red over the US state symbol, which has been repeatedly burned as initially pea…

RT (2020-07-04). Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle. rt.com A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit two women, killing one. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview Medical Center, but one later died from her injuries, a spokesperson for the hospital said. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road and hitting the protesters in the process. The collision sends the victims flying as the car struggles to get back to the middle of the road. | WARNING!

RT (2020-07-04). LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…

RT (2020-07-04). Israeli plan to annex parts of West Bank may prompt third intifada, Abbas adviser warns. rt.com If Tel Aviv goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank, the region is set to see a new, all-out uprising of Palestinians backed by most of the Arab world, warned an aide to the Palestinian Authority president.

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-04). George Washington and genocide. mronline.org 'The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of [Iroquois Confederacy] settlements and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible…. the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed.' —Commands from George Washington to General Sullivan on May 31, 1779…

IMEMC News (2020-07-04). No To Israeli Annexation — Palestine Solidarity Protest — Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020. imemc.org For IMEMC News, Niall àì Brolcháin: Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel's proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo:…

Ping-I Lin, Stephen J Glatt, Ming T Tsuang (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China. thelancet.com We found the Article by Maigeng Zhou and colleagues1 intriguing. However, we have some concerns. Our major concern arises from mixing data from mainland China and Taiwan. These two regions have distinct health-care and social welfare systems; they also have different time trends of how socioeconomic conditions evolved during the past half century. Therefore, mixing the data from these two regions might lead to biased estimates, especially for the health outcomes shaped by health policies (eg, vaccination programmes as a prevention strategy).

Christopher J L Murray (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China — Author's reply. thelancet.com The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2017 provides comprehensive assessment of population health for 195 countries and territories and subnational units for selected countries, including all province-level administrative units in China. It is important to point out that, as the GBD uses a hierarchical analytical framework, data input from all GBD 2017 analytical units, national or subnational, are integrated into a single modelling process to provide a set of estimates for all locations that are internally consistent and comparable across locations and over time.

Tony Norman (2020-07-04). The Day They Tore Old Dixie Down. commondreams.org A crown of onlookers watch as the Stonewall Jackson Monument in Richmond Virginia is being removed by a crane on July 1, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Trump gives fascistic rant at Mount Rushmore event held in defiance of health experts. wsws.org Trump sought to use recent attacks on monuments to leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War to brand protesters against police killings as "far-left fascists," while hailing the police and right-wing militia groups and pledging to crack down on opponents of his authoritarian and pro-corporate policies.

Ali Salam (2020-07-04). Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest. imemc.org Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their …

WSWS (2020-07-04). Back-to-work policy accelerates spread of COVID-19 in Israel. wsws.org The number of new coronavirus cases has doubled every 12 days over the last month and now averages more than 500 a day.

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-04). Several Palestinians Suffocate on Tear Gas north of Tulkarem. imemc.org Israeli troops attacked, on Saturday, several Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank village of Qaffin, north of Tulkarem city. Palestinian media sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed Qaffin village, and fired dozens of tear-gas canisters towards local villagers resisting the military invasion, causing many of them to suffocate or …

Fight Back (2020-07-04). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to join "We Can't Breathe" protest at RNC. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL -The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) will be joining the massive demonstration that is set for August 27 at the Republican National Convention (RNC), in Jacksonville, Florida. The "We Can't Breathe" protest, organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC, will focus on stopping police crimes and advancing the demand for community control of the police. | Speaking about the need to march on the RNC, Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression states, "The Trump administration has been green-lighting police crimes…

2020-07-04: News Headlines

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-04). Politicians of Color Should Not Be Immune From Criticism. zcomm.org As progressives in a country with a long, grim history of racism continuing to the present day, it's our responsibility to fight racism everywhere we see it…

Liberation Staff, Denver (2020-07-04). Thousands march for Elijah McClain, massive community blockade of police station ensues in Aurora, CO. liberationnews.org Elijah McClain's case has recently garnered national and international attention, ten months after his death, as the movement against police murder and racism grows around the country and the world.

RT (2020-07-04). 'The very definition of totalitarianism:' Trump unloads on 'cancel culture,' 'left-wing fascism' at Mt. Rushmore event. rt.com US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on "cancel culture" — an in-vogue concept that has seen Americans ostracized for voicing views at odds with the mainstream — branding it the hallmark of totalitarianism. | Speaking at the 'Salute America' event to mark Independence Day at South Dakota's Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday, Trump pulled no punches tearing into the notorious phenomenon which has come to be known as "cancel culture." The idea has led to the "cancelling" of public figures and regular Americans alike, typically hounded out of polite society for their views…

RT (2020-07-04). Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'. rt.com 'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…

Eliza Egret (2020-07-04). As Black Lives Matter protests continue on US Independence Day, Seattle police are accused of 'emboldening white supremacists'. thecanary.co Two women are in serious condition in a Seattle hospital after a man drove into them at high speed during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. The women were part of a crowd which had blocked and closed a Seattle freeway in the early hours of 4 July. The devastating #seattleprotest this morning. I'm surprised anyone lived. | Victims: | 32 yr woman in serious/stable condition | 24 yr woman in critical condition | Suspect: | 27 yr male from Seattle

Eds. (2020-07-04). Confederates in the Capital. mronline.org The National Statuary Collection announced the unification of the former slave economy's emotional heartland with the heart of national government.

RT (2020-07-04). WATCH Antifa members brawl and erect barricades in downtown Portland on Independence Day. rt.com Activists were filmed fist-fighting and erecting barricades across the streets in central Portland, Oregon. They'd attacked the city's courthouse and clashed with US marshals the previous night. | Journalist Andy Ngo shared clips of protesters, whom he identified as local Antifa members, picking up fence sections and roadblocks and using them to erect barricades. | pic.twitter.com/UFEmfJkW9c— Andy Ngॠ(@MrAndyNgo) Antifa in downtown Portland are making their wall taller.

RT (2020-07-04). Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle. rt.com A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit and seriously injured two women. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview medical center, one of them with life-threatening injuries, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road…

RT (2020-07-04). LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-04). George Washington and genocide. mronline.org 'The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of [Iroquois Confederacy] settlements and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible…. the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed.' —Commands from George Washington to General Sullivan on May 31, 1779…

Christopher J L Murray (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China — Author's reply. thelancet.com The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2017 provides comprehensive assessment of population health for 195 countries and territories and subnational units for selected countries, including all province-level administrative units in China. It is important to point out that, as the GBD uses a hierarchical analytical framework, data input from all GBD 2017 analytical units, national or subnational, are integrated into a single modelling process to provide a set of estimates for all locations that are internally consistent and comparable across locations and over time.

Ping-I Lin, Stephen J Glatt, Ming T Tsuang (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China. thelancet.com We found the Article by Maigeng Zhou and colleagues1 intriguing. However, we have some concerns. Our major concern arises from mixing data from mainland China and Taiwan. These two regions have distinct health-care and social welfare systems; they also have different time trends of how socioeconomic conditions evolved during the past half century. Therefore, mixing the data from these two regions might lead to biased estimates, especially for the health outcomes shaped by health policies (eg, vaccination programmes as a prevention strategy).

Tony Norman (2020-07-04). The Day They Tore Old Dixie Down. commondreams.org A crown of onlookers watch as the Stonewall Jackson Monument in Richmond Virginia is being removed by a crane on July 1, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Trump gives fascistic rant at Mount Rushmore event held in defiance of health experts. wsws.org Trump sought to use recent attacks on monuments to leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War to brand protesters against police killings as "far-left fascists," while hailing the police and right-wing militia groups and pledging to crack down on opponents of his authoritarian and pro-corporate policies.

Ali Salam (2020-07-04). Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest. imemc.org Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their …

Fight Back (2020-07-04). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to join "We Can't Breathe" protest at RNC. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL -The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) will be joining the massive demonstration that is set for August 27 at the Republican National Convention (RNC), in Jacksonville, Florida. The "We Can't Breathe" protest, organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC, will focus on stopping police crimes and advancing the demand for community control of the police. | Speaking about the need to march on the RNC, Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression states, "The Trump administration has been green-lighting police crimes…

_____ (2020-07-04). Prisoners Mobilize For Black Lives And Against Brutality Behind Bars. popularresistance.org Prisoners say that abuse reminiscent of the "modern-day lynching" of George Floyd is common practice behind bars. Swift Justice, who is also incarcerated at Kilby Correctional Facility and prefers a pseudonym, tells Truthout: "What happens in here is just like the rhetoric police on the street used to justify killings." Outside of prison, the officers say, "'He had a gun or appeared to have a gun,'" Swift explains. In prison, they often say, "'he had a knife, or failed to comply with the direct order.' And in here it's hard to prove different and, we don't have cell phones to capture it. These guys in here know i…

_____ (2020-07-04). Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride. popularresistance.org In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…

_____ (2020-07-04). Native American Protesters Blocked The Road Leading To Mount Rushmore. popularresistance.org A group of mainly Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore for three hours before President Donald Trump gave a speech at the national monument Friday night. | When they refused to disband, the protesters faced off with the South Dakota National Guard, which shot close-range shells at their feet and sprayed some protesters with pepper spray, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. | By 7 p.m., 15 protesters who refused to leave the road had been arrested. | Trump went on to give a divisive speech at Mount Rushmore, saying the country was under siege by "far-left" fascists waging…

_____ (2020-07-04). Danny Sjursen: Fourth Of July Musings. popularresistance.org Once again, this Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate — to the unwitting militarist racist tune that is the "Star Spangled Banner" — more than just the nation's Independence Day. Though most folks will, if at a reasonable social distance, focus more on the backyard beer and brats, U.S. jingoism and exceptionalism will invariably be on the menu. | That last sentiment, particularly amidst the COVID- and mass protest-exposing era of forever war at home and abroad, deserves a closer and critical look. For exceptionalism is truly a national disease that ravages American bodies and democratic institutio…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Antifa, YPG/PKK ties threaten national peace in West. yenisafak.com Many Western countries support the idea of backing the YPG/PKK in Syria but Turkish officials reject aiding a terror group to beat another, ISIS/Daesh. A recent report released by the Turkish National Police Academy warned that countries of origin might face serious security challenges once foreign fighters in Syria return home.The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group that has the blood of tens of thousands of Turkish citizens on its hands. But warnings by Ankara have fallen on deaf ears and the YPG continues to recruit more and more foreign fighters. The report written by academics Murat Tinas and…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Europe unites against Israel's West Bank annex plan. yenisafak.com Encouraged by US President Donald Trump's so-called "Deal of the Century," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month announced his government would formally annex the Jordan Valley and all settlement blocs in the West Bank. | The annexation was scheduled to be declared by Netanyahu on Wednesday.But uncertainty surrounds Netanyahu's position in light of widespread international criticism of the plan along with differences with the US on its application. | Annexation "will certainly happen in July," but it has to be done in partnership with the US, Ofir Akunis, Israel's regional cooperation minister, to…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Saudi media's insult to Ayat. Sistani, 'a vicious act'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Head of Supreme Council of Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly on Sat. condemned Saudi Arabian media's insult to leading Iraq Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and called it a 'vicious act'.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Martyrdom of Lt.Gen. Soleimani biggest US gift to terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani was the biggest US gift to terrorism.

Toby Blomé (2020-07-04). Friday 7/3: "BLACK LIVES MATTER" / Anti-War Light Brigade. indybay.org I-80 Pedestrian pedestrian bridge, south of University Ave. | Gather at 8: 50 pm in open parking area, southwest corner of University Ave. Short walk to get up to the bridge. | Accessed by west side frontage road.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-04). Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-07-03). Trump's decision to celebrate 4 July at Mt Rushmore is a big 'f**k you' to Indigenous people and anti-racism campaigners. thecanary.co The police

Eugene Puryear (2020-07-03). From rebellion to revolution. peoplesdispatch.org A profound rebellion against racism has been sweeping the country for a month. Millions have taken to the streets in every part of the country, shaking public opinion. Elite institutions, individuals and corporate brands are scrambling to offer symbolic sacrifices at the altar of racial justice in the hopes they will be spared from the righteous wrath in the streets. | At the same time the police are wantonly attacking protestors and continuing to murder Black people, making a mockery of all the "official" declarations of "anti-racism." | Hidden in just this fact is the most important lesson: The capitalist syste…

Staff (2020-07-03). Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election. democracynow.org Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States, and the 2020 election.

Staff (2020-07-03). "America's Moment of Reckoning": Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Cornel West on Uprising Against Racism. democracynow.org Scholars Cornel West and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor respond to the global uprising against racism and police violence following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "We're seeing the convergence of a class rebellion with racism and racial terrorism at the center of it," said Princeton professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "And in many ways, we are in uncharted territory in the United States."

Eva Bartlett (2020-07-03). Robert Inlakesh On His Documentary, "Steal of the Century: Trump's Palestine-Israel Catastrophe" thealtworld.com Robert Inlakesh is a Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Middle-East Analyst | I recently spoke with him on his visits to Occupied Palestine and in particular his two-part documentary, "Steal Of The Century': Trump's Palestine-Israel Catastrophe" , the first part of which he released on June 5. | Watch part 1: |

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo (2020-07-03). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? dissidentvoice.org In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the 'Butcher of Sabra and Shatila') whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all other efforts, …

Fight Back (2020-07-03). More than 1000 at Day of Rage against Israeli annexation in NYC. fightbacknews.org Bay Ridge, NY – On Wednesday, July 1, over 1000 people gathered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to rally and march against the planned Zionist annexation of the West Bank. The international Day of Rage was locally organized by Within Our Lifetime and the NY4Palestine coalition. | The rally began at 4 p.m., but the crowd had already started growing before the start time. As the crowd swelled, Palestine flags waving by the dozens, a motley handful of counter-protesters gathered across the street. They had a few Israeli flags and none of them were wearing masks. While they attempted to chant, the pro-Palestine crowd easily…

_____ (2020-07-03). 100 Jewish Lawyers And Judges Call On Israel To Halt Annexation Plans. popularresistance.org Palestine Legal joins widespread international condemnation of Israel's annexation attempts in the West Bank and highlights legal resources for protesters participating in Wednesday's Day of Rage against annexation in the U.S. | We recognize that this is the latest move in 70+ years of Israel's efforts to annex — or fully colonize — Palestinian land. We also recognize that the failure of international law to protect Palestinians or hold Israel accountable further highlights the importance of grassroots efforts to resist Israel's colonization and ethnic cleansing plans, including mass protests. | We sh…

RT (2020-07-03). Moscow welcomes Fatah & Hamas unity pledge amid Israel's West Bank annexation plans. rt.com Russia welcomed on Friday a pledge of unity between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas against Israel's West Bank annexation plans. "One of the key issues that need to be resolved for our common efforts to succeed is to restore the Palestinian unity," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. | "We are satisfied with yesterday's press conference of Fatah and Hamas representatives, as they announced the decision to jointly defend interests of the Palestinian state based on the Palestine Liberation Organization platform," he noted. | Russia hopes that all Arab representatives will actively back this trend,…

Global Research News (2020-07-03). Selected Articles: Annexation of Palestine. Crime against Humanity. 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 …

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-07-03). Podcast Panel: Israeli Annexation Could Turn the West Bank Into a Gaza-Style Open Air Prison. mintpressnews.com Palestinian academic Ramzy Baroud, Israeli activist Miko Peled and documentary filmmaker Robert Inkalesh join MintPress to discuss the implication of Israel's coming annexation of the Palestinian West Bank.

Paul Street (2020-07-03). The Racist Counter-Revolution of 1776. counterpunch.org This essay originally appeared six years ago on Telesur English as a review of Gerald Horne's important book The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (New York, 2014). I offer it for re-publication and hopefully wider readership in the wake of the great 2020 George Floyd uprising, which

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-03). 'An Attack on Indigenous People': Mount Rushmore Trump Event Denounced as Racist, Dangerous, and Disrespectful. commondreams.org "We won't be social distancing," said the South Dakota governor. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Louis Proyect (2020-07-03). Smearing Black Lives Matter…From the Left. counterpunch.org Over the past fifty-three years as a socialist, I have seen repeated calls for purifying the left of capitalist influences, both governmental and corporate. The latest flare-up was a Jacobin article titled "Don't Let Blackwashing Save the Investor Class" by Cedric Johnson, a black African American studies professor. Just as Deep Throat advised Bob Woodward

a guest author (2020-07-03). On the Road to Justice with im/migrant TPS holders. workers.org By G. Lechat Inspired by the great Civil Rights Movement and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, immigrant Temporary Protected Status recipients organizing with Alianza TPS Nacional are forging a "Road to Justice." This is the name they gave their 200+ car caravan that converged on Washington, D.C., June 23-24 . . . |

John Davis (2020-07-03). A Requiem for George Floyd. counterpunch.org However complicit we may be in sustaining the historical-racial schema in this country, we can all now agree that, 'Black Lives Matter', but the tag's emblazonment across the country, and internationally, remains a hollow gesture unless there is meaningful collective action to create a social environment in which all black lives can indeed flourish – and matter.

A Guest Author (2020-07-03). Leeds, England: Black Lives Matter. workers.org By Kadesh Anderson Kadesh Anderson is a Black Lives Matter activist and journalist in Leeds, England. Leeds, England — On June 21 in Hyde Park, over 5,000 people came out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protest. With social distancing measures in place, people came together with their banners . . . |

Liberation staff (2020-07-03). 'Day of Rage' protests annexation of Palestinian land. liberationnews.org In the U.S.,Palestinians and their supports found ways in the midst of a pandemic to make clear that the Palestinian struggle for liberation will continue, and support for it will grow.

RT (2020-07-03). Vandals spray-paint and BURN Portland's 'Promised Land' statue (VIDEOS). rt.com Rioters in Oregon used fireworks to torch the 'Promised Land' statue depicting a pioneer family at the end of the Oregon Trail. The vandals also laid siege to the city's Justice Center in what police deemed a "riot." | The city of Portland is known nationwide as a hotbed of left-wing activism, and protesters there have embraced the 'Black Lives Matter' cause with gusto. After

RT (2020-07-03). Piers Morgan slammed for hypocrisy after blasting pubs opening but supporting son's BLM protest. rt.com Broadcaster Piers Morgan is being branded a hypocrite for blasting the reopening of pubs as "insane," after praising his own son for attending a Black Lives Matter protest, where many flouted social distancing guidelines. | Morgan has won a lot of grudging admirers for repeatedly highlighting the failures of the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the Good Morning Britain host has now found himself at the receiving end of criticism for his, seemingly contradictory, positions on people gathering in public. | "WHAT? This is insane," the outspoken commentator wrote on Twitter in response to news of…

RT (2020-07-03). 'Racist' elk statue targeted by mob to be removed, after inferno causes 'severe' damage to Portland landmark (PHOTOS). rt.com A sculpture of an elk that has graced downtown Portland, Oregon, for 120 years is to be taken down by city authorities, after protesters set the statue on fire. Police have asked the public to help identify the vandals. | On Wednesday night, demonstrators defaced the seemingly benign statue and lit a series of fires around its base, quickly engulfing the horned effigy in flames. | Portland Police said in a statement that the city's Regional Arts Council had determined that the damage to the base was "so severe" that the landmark would have to be removed for public safety reasons. Officials fear the statue coul…

RT (2020-07-03). 'RACIST FISH': Little Mermaid statue in Denmark vandalized again. rt.com Copenhagen's 'Little Mermaid' statue has yet again been vandalized, now with the words "racist fish" sprayed on its base. The fairy tale character's cancellation comes in spite of Disney casting a black actress for the movie role. | Denmark's capital saw the dubious description written on the landmark on Friday. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for defacing the statue of the Hans Christian Andersen character. | "We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation," a Copenhagen police spokesperson said. | For dozens of years, local protesters have been taking out their political issues on the…

Westenley Alcenat (2020-07-03). Black Lives and the Fourth of July. thenation.com Black Lives and the Fourth of July…

Jeffery Robinson (2020-07-03). This Fourth of July, Time To Tell the Truth About the Confederacy and Its Symbols. commondreams.org A staff member raises the state flag for the flag retirement ceremony at the Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi on July 1, 2020. – Mississippi's flag, the last US state banner to feature a Confederate emblem, was permanently retired Wednesday when it was lowered from the state's capitol and removed from the grounds. The move comes one day after Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill ordering the rebel-themed flag's removal, which comes in the wake of coast-to-coast protests over the police killing of African American George Floyd in May. (Photo: Rory Doyle / AFP / Getty Image…

2020-07-03: News Headlines

Ping-I Lin, Stephen J Glatt, Ming T Tsuang (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China. thelancet.com We found the Article by Maigeng Zhou and colleagues1 intriguing. However, we have some concerns. Our major concern arises from mixing data from mainland China and Taiwan. These two regions have distinct health-care and social welfare systems; they also have different time trends of how socioeconomic conditions evolved during the past half century. Therefore, mixing the data from these two regions might lead to biased estimates, especially for the health outcomes shaped by health policies (eg, vaccination programmes as a prevention strategy).

Christopher J L Murray (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China — Author's reply. thelancet.com The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2017 provides comprehensive assessment of population health for 195 countries and territories and subnational units for selected countries, including all province-level administrative units in China. It is important to point out that, as the GBD uses a hierarchical analytical framework, data input from all GBD 2017 analytical units, national or subnational, are integrated into a single modelling process to provide a set of estimates for all locations that are internally consistent and comparable across locations and over time.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-07-03). Trump's decision to celebrate 4 July at Mt Rushmore is a big 'f**k you' to Indigenous people and anti-racism campaigners. thecanary.co The police

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-03). Politicians of Color Should Not be Immune From Criticism. counterpunch.org To me, being an anti-racist activist means that one consistently challenges the structures of racist exclusion, exploitation, repression and incarceration It does not mean that one must defend or praise establishment politicians of color. Forty years ago, I was an activist and leader in the battle against police racism, brutality and repression in Los Angeles.

Eugene Puryear (2020-07-03). From rebellion to revolution. peoplesdispatch.org A profound rebellion against racism has been sweeping the country for a month. Millions have taken to the streets in every part of the country, shaking public opinion. Elite institutions, individuals and corporate brands are scrambling to offer symbolic sacrifices at the altar of racial justice in the hopes they will be spared from the righteous wrath in the streets. | At the same time the police are wantonly attacking protestors and continuing to murder Black people, making a mockery of all the "official" declarations of "anti-racism." | Hidden in just this fact is the most important lesson: The capitalist syste…

Staff (2020-07-03). "America's Moment of Reckoning": Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Cornel West on Uprising Against Racism. democracynow.org Scholars Cornel West and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor respond to the global uprising against racism and police violence following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "We're seeing the convergence of a class rebellion with racism and racial terrorism at the center of it," said Princeton professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "And in many ways, we are in uncharted territory in the United States."

Staff (2020-07-03). Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election. democracynow.org Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States, and the 2020 election.

Louis Proyect (2020-07-03). Smearing Black Lives Matter…From the Left. counterpunch.org Over the past fifty-three years as a socialist, I have seen repeated calls for purifying the left of capitalist influences, both governmental and corporate. The latest flare-up was a Jacobin article titled "Don't Let Blackwashing Save the Investor Class" by Cedric Johnson, a black African American studies professor. Just as Deep Throat advised Bob Woodward

Paul Street (2020-07-03). The Racist Counter-Revolution of 1776. counterpunch.org This essay originally appeared six years ago on Telesur English as a review of Gerald Horne's important book The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (New York, 2014). I offer it for re-publication and hopefully wider readership in the wake of the great 2020 George Floyd uprising, which

Fight Back (2020-07-03). More than 1000 at Day of Rage against Israeli annexation in NYC. fightbacknews.org Bay Ridge, NY – On Wednesday, July 1, over 1000 people gathered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to rally and march against the planned Zionist annexation of the West Bank. The international Day of Rage was locally organized by Within Our Lifetime and the NY4Palestine coalition. | The rally began at 4 p.m., but the crowd had already started growing before the start time. As the crowd swelled, Palestine flags waving by the dozens, a motley handful of counter-protesters gathered across the street. They had a few Israeli flags and none of them were wearing masks. While they attempted to chant, the pro-Palestine crowd easily…

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo (2020-07-03). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? dissidentvoice.org In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the 'Butcher of Sabra and Shatila') whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all other efforts, …

_____ (2020-07-03). 100 Jewish Lawyers And Judges Call On Israel To Halt Annexation Plans. popularresistance.org Palestine Legal joins widespread international condemnation of Israel's annexation attempts in the West Bank and highlights legal resources for protesters participating in Wednesday's Day of Rage against annexation in the U.S. | We recognize that this is the latest move in 70+ years of Israel's efforts to annex — or fully colonize — Palestinian land. We also recognize that the failure of international law to protect Palestinians or hold Israel accountable further highlights the importance of grassroots efforts to resist Israel's colonization and ethnic cleansing plans, including mass protests. | We sh…

Global Research News (2020-07-03). Selected Articles: Annexation of Palestine. Crime against Humanity. 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 …

A Guest Author (2020-07-03). Leeds, England: Black Lives Matter. workers.org By Kadesh Anderson Kadesh Anderson is a Black Lives Matter activist and journalist in Leeds, England. Leeds, England — On June 21 in Hyde Park, over 5,000 people came out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protest. With social distancing measures in place, people came together with their banners . . . |

a guest author (2020-07-03). On the Road to Justice with im/migrant TPS holders. workers.org By G. Lechat Inspired by the great Civil Rights Movement and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, immigrant Temporary Protected Status recipients organizing with Alianza TPS Nacional are forging a "Road to Justice." This is the name they gave their 200+ car caravan that converged on Washington, D.C., June 23-24 . . . |

John Davis (2020-07-03). A Requiem for George Floyd. counterpunch.org However complicit we may be in sustaining the historical-racial schema in this country, we can all now agree that, 'Black Lives Matter', but the tag's emblazonment across the country, and internationally, remains a hollow gesture unless there is meaningful collective action to create a social environment in which all black lives can indeed flourish – and matter.

Liberation staff (2020-07-03). 'Day of Rage' protests annexation of Palestinian land. liberationnews.org In the U.S.,Palestinians and their supports found ways in the midst of a pandemic to make clear that the Palestinian struggle for liberation will continue, and support for it will grow.

RT (2020-07-03). Vandals spray-paint and BURN Portland's 'Promised Land' statue (VIDEOS). rt.com Rioters in Oregon used fireworks to torch the 'Promised Land' statue depicting a pioneer family at the end of the Oregon Trail. The vandals also laid siege to the city's Justice Center in what police deemed a "riot." | The city of Portland is known nationwide as a hotbed of left-wing activism, and protesters there have embraced the 'Black Lives Matter' cause with gusto. After

RT (2020-07-03). 'Racist' elk statue targeted by mob to be removed, after inferno causes 'severe' damage to Portland landmark (PHOTOS). rt.com A sculpture of an elk that has graced downtown Portland, Oregon, for 120 years is to be taken down by city authorities, after protesters set the statue on fire. Police have asked the public to help identify the vandals. | On Wednesday night, demonstrators defaced the seemingly benign statue and lit a series of fires around its base, quickly engulfing the horned effigy in flames. | Portland Police said in a statement that the city's Regional Arts Council had determined that the damage to the base was "so severe" that the landmark would have to be removed for public safety reasons. Officials fear the statue coul…

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-07-03). Podcast Panel: Israeli Annexation Could Turn the West Bank Into a Gaza-Style Open Air Prison. mintpressnews.com Palestinian academic Ramzy Baroud, Israeli activist Miko Peled and documentary filmmaker Robert Inkalesh join MintPress to discuss the implication of Israel's coming annexation of the Palestinian West Bank.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-03). Communist youth in Austria resist fascist mobilizations. peoplesdispatch.org On July 1, Wednesday, the Communist Youth of Austria (KJO) brought out a statement calling for resistance against the rising fascist and racist manifestations in Vienna and other Austrian cities. The statement by the Vienna committee of the KJO was made in the backdrop of an attack by right-wing Turkish nationalists against a Kurdish gathering in Vienna on June 24, and the clashes that followed it. Last week's events have also led to some diplomatic hostility between Austria and Turkey. | According to reports, a group called Grey Wolves comprising right-wing sections within the Turkish diaspora in Vienna was resp…

Daniel Hilton (2020-07-03). Israel's Annexation Plans Explained in Nine Questions. globalresearch.ca The Israeli government has suggested that plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank could be revealed from 1 July. | Such a move has been condemned by Israel's allies and rivals alike as a dangerous escalation that could destabilise …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-03). Israel Awaits US Authorization to Annex West Bank. globalresearch.ca Since the beginning of June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to annex the West Bank, even calling on the armed forces to prepare for an invasion. Netanyahu's plan, he said, was to annex the territory of the West …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-07-03). No Israeli War on Lebanon Before the Next US Elections. globalresearch.ca There is no doubt that, since Ben Gurion, the Zionist

Michael Jansen (2020-07-03). Security Council, General Assembly Never Held Israel Accountable for Violations of UN Principles. globalresearch.ca Seventy-five years ago, 50 countries signed the UN Charter at a conference in San Francisco in ceremonies attended by 3,500 delegates and 2,500 media representatives and observers from non-governmental organisations. Representing 80 per cent of the world's population, the signatories …

David Rosen (2020-07-03). White Nationalists on the Attack. counterpunch.org On Monday, June 22nd, Pvt. Ethan P. Melzer, 22, was charged with planning an ambush of members of his unit during an upcoming deployment with the help of an "occult-based neo-Nazi" group known as the "Order of the Nine Angles" and a related group known as the "RapeWaffen Division." Melzer was stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and

Frank Joyce (2020-07-03). Give Me Liberty, Give You Death. counterpunch.org So, here we are again at the granddaddy of all of the official U.S. celebrations of militarism and white power. Only the hard won observances of Labor Day and MLK's birthday are exceptions. Independence Day this year though is different. That's because of COVID 19 and the eruption of protest over the ongoing murders of

yenisafak (2020-07-03). Copenhagen's Little Mermaid labelled 'racist fish'. yenisafak.com Denmark woke up on Friday to the words "racist fish" scrawled across the base of the "Little Mermaid", the bronze statue honouring Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale that perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen.Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by one million tourists each year, has been vandalised before, including by anti-whaling campaigners and pro-democracy activists, twice suffering decapitation."We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation," a spokesman for the Copenhagen police said.Protesters of the Bla…

Toby Blomé (2020-07-03). Friday 7/3: "BLACK LIVES MATTER" / Anti-War Light Brigade. indybay.org I-80 Pedestrian pedestrian bridge, south of University Ave. | Gather at 8: 50 pm in open parking area, southwest corner of University Ave. Short walk to get up to the bridge. | Accessed by west side frontage road.

cynthia papermaster (2020-07-03). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!" indybay.org 1: 00 – SF City Hall | 1: 30 – 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural | 2: 00 – Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House | 3: 00 – Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office…

Black Lives Matter SLV (2020-07-03). Saturday 7/11: San Lorenzo Valley: Black Lives Matter Protest. indybay.org Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton…

If Americans Knew (2020-07-02). Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on. imemc.org The story of Mohammad Abukhdeir is one of countless examples of Israeli oppression. His death, and the injustices that followed, are a reminder of what can happen when racism goes unchecked. $10 million a day in unconditional funding from the US makes Americans complicit.

Julian Vigo (2020-07-02). A Call for Radical Humanism: The Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power. counterpunch.org How do white people live with themselves? This is the presumed ethical position emanating from liberal corners in the aftermath of the recent protests around the US. While a seemingly thought-provoking question nudging white folks to contemplate "their racism," the problem with this question is the question itself. Indeed the minute we individualize what are

Frank Scott (2020-07-02). Substance Matters More Than Symbols. dissidentvoice.org The current wake-up call being experienced by more Americans about historic racism is leading to hopeful actions but if all that results is removal of symbolic remnants of a wretched past these may lead to very little substantial change of the present and future. The rush to remove statues, change street names, remove written distortions …

Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others (2020-07-02). Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

The Climate Reality Project (2020-07-02). Tuesday 7/7: Environmental Racism: People of Color & Indigenous on Front Lines of Climate Change. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Staff (2020-07-02). Barbara Ransby on the Biden Problem: Social Movements Must Defeat Trump & Also Hold Dems Accountable. democracynow.org Amid a mass uprising against racism and state violence, social movements are not just fighting hostility and backlash from President Trump, but also dealing with a "Biden problem," according to historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby. "I think it's fair to say that Joe Biden is not our dream candidate, by any means," she says. "We should be critical of Joe Biden. We should be ready to hold Joe Biden accountable come January. But we should be clear about the need to defeat Trump in November."

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-02). The storm of protest in the United States. mronline.org "Neofascism has its source in monopoly-finance capital, at the apex of the system, but depends for its existence on the ability to mobilize, with the help of a fàºhrer-like figure such as Trump, a very considerable part of the overall population."

Refuse Fascism (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: The Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now! indybay.org Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco…

_____ (2020-07-02). The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance. strategic-culture.org Within the U.S. labor movement there exists a far right-wing Trojan Horse that is bent on perpetuating police violence and murder of people of color and resisting all attempts at police reform, including criminal prosecution of police officers who commit wanton acts of murder and other forms of physical violence. The Trojan Horse is the police union "blue line," the corruption of which is coming to light in a number of jurisdiction following the police killing of George Floyd, an African-American, in Minneapolis, an act that set off massive protests around the United States and the world. | At the pinnacle of the…

Mark Fiore (2020-07-02). Make Fireworks Great Again! progressive.org President Trump loves a good patriotic America fest, especially with fireworks, military flyovers, environmental damage, and crowds amid a pandemic.

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to …

Staff (2020-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2020. democracynow.org States Reverse Reopenings as Daily U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 for First Time, As U.S. Deaths Top 128,000, Trump Predicts Coronavirus Will "Sort of Just Disappear", Dallas Choir Members Tested Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Performance for Mike Pence, San Quentin Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike Amid Explosion of COVID-19 Cases, Seattle Riot Police Clear Autonomous Zone, Los Angeles City Council Approves $150M in Cuts to Police Budget, Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Message Outside Trump Tower a "Symbol of Hate", Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Removes Confederate Statue, Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monum…

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A Friend of the KKK Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

RT (2020-07-02). Mueller report redactions unlikely to be revealed before presidential election after Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump appeal. rt.com The US Supreme Court agreed to hear the Trump administration's bid to keep parts of prosecutor Robert Mueller's report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election redacted, likely ensuring the material won't sway 2020 votes. | Tuesday's Supreme Court decision hands congressional Democrats at least a temporary defeat in their effort to force disclosure of secrets that they hope can be used to damage President Donald Trump politically. The case won't be heard until the court's next term, which begins in October, so it won't likely be decided until after the November 3 election. | The Democrat-controlled US…

RT (2020-07-02). Canada's Supreme Court dismisses indigenous appeal against Trans Mountain pipeline. rt.com The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. | The court dismissed the appeal from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts'elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project, AP reports. | The pipeline would end at a terminal outside Vancouver, resulting in a sevenfold increase in the number of tankers in the shared waters between Canada and Washington state.

DJCFPD (2020-07-02). Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing. indybay.org Online via Zoom & livestream…

Brett Wilkins (2020-07-02). New ICC Complaint Filed Over US-Israel War Crimes in Palestine. commondreams.org Since illegally occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip in Palestine and the Golan Heights in Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War, over 200 Jews-only settler colonies have been built in the West Bank. (Photo: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Israeli annexation of West Bank: More stolen land as time runs out for occupation. fightbacknews.org The Israeli apartheid regime is poised to commit a new crime against Palestine: the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank. As things stand Israel effectively controls Palestine, with the heroic people of Gaza confined to an open prison and the hapless Palestinian Authority serving as accomplices to the occupation. | The significance of the annexation is twofold. First, it codifies the theft of Palestinian land. It is a statement to one and all, "We are stealing this, and it is ours forever." Second, it is the declaration of the end of a solution that was never really a solution at all, the so-called 'two state…

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Julian Vigo (2020-07-02). A Call for Radical Humanism: The Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power. counterpunch.org How do white people live with themselves? This is the presumed ethical position emanating from liberal corners in the aftermath of the recent protests around the US. While a seemingly thought-provoking question nudging white folks to contemplate "their racism," the problem with this question is the question itself. Indeed the minute we individualize what are

Frank Scott (2020-07-02). Substance Matters More Than Symbols. dissidentvoice.org The current wake-up call being experienced by more Americans about historic racism is leading to hopeful actions but if all that results is removal of symbolic remnants of a wretched past these may lead to very little substantial change of the present and future. The rush to remove statues, change street names, remove written distortions …

Project Censored (2020-07-02). Project Censored's 2020 Summer Reading List. projectcensored.org From COVID-19 to unprecedented unemployment levels and nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the Summer of 2020 is like none other in recent history. In the midst of…

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-02). The storm of protest in the United States. mronline.org "Neofascism has its source in monopoly-finance capital, at the apex of the system, but depends for its existence on the ability to mobilize, with the help of a fàºhrer-like figure such as Trump, a very considerable part of the overall population."

Wayne Madsen (2020-07-02). The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance. thealtworld.com The election of Trump as president made a bad situation involving white supremacists and neo-Nazis serving in U.S. law enforcement agencies much worse. | Within the U.S. labor movement there exists a far right-wing Trojan Horse that is bent on perpetuating police violence and murder of people of color and resisting all attempts at police reform, including criminal prosecution of police officers who commit wanton acts of murder and other forms of physical violence. The Trojan Horse is the police union "blue line," the corruption of which is coming to light in a number of jurisdiction following the police killing o…

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-02). We are in Palestine, Habibi, and Palestine is Heaven. dissidentvoice.org Sliman Mansour (Palestine), Revolution Was the Beginning, 2016. Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It is impossible to be calm about the fate of the Palestinian people. Since 1948, they have been denied their country and denied their right to exist. One United Nations resolution upon another has said that …

Matthew Sakamoto (2020-07-02). Community and workers unite against racist coffee shop owner in Pasco, Wa. liberationnews.org Racist coffee shop owner resigns under pressure after threatening workers for solidarity.

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2020-07-02). Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide against the People of Palestine. globalresearch.ca Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …

Global Research News (2020-07-02). Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide: 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. globalresearch.ca Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to …

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Israeli annexation of West Bank: More stolen land as time runs out for occupation. fightbacknews.org The Israeli apartheid regime is poised to commit a new crime against Palestine: the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank. As things stand Israel effectively controls Palestine, with the heroic people of Gaza confined to an open prison and the hapless Palestinian Authority serving as accomplices to the occupation. | The significance of the annexation is twofold. First, it codifies the theft of Palestinian land. It is a statement to one and all, "We are stealing this, and it is ours forever." Second, it is the declaration of the end of a solution that was never really a solution at all, the so-called 'two state…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Protests erupt across Palestine against Israeli annexation plan. peoplesdispatch.org Protesters gathered in major West Bank cities of Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, as well as in Gaza city in Gaza, to put forth a united Palestinian front against Israel's illegal, unilateral actions…

Khury Petersen-Smith (2020-07-02). The United States owes Black America reparations. zcomm.org Following centuries of exploitation, theft and discrimination, here is what a reparative economic agenda should entail…

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank. imemc.org The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab'a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha'leh and Tous …

Islam Times (2020-07-02). Former PM Mahathir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime. globalresearch.ca In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said, "Muslims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but …

Islam Times (2020-07-02). Mahatir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime. globalresearch.ca In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Mahathir Mohamad said, "Mislims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but we are …

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Palestinians Protest Israel's Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah. imemc.org Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-02). Mezan: "Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza's Buffer Zone" imemc.org Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza.

_____ (2020-07-02). History Provides Clues Into Israel's West Bank Annexation. popularresistance.org Palestine has been annexed, occupied, stolen, and Palestinians have been dispossessed, exiled, caged, detained, subjected to an apartheid regime, and killed by the state of Israel for over seven decades. Every few years the world wakes up to protest some aspect of Israeli apartheid, occupation, or a massacre, and then it returns safely to its deep slumber. | Every so often, Israel manages to awaken the angst of the European Union and other international organizations with some announcement or another, a murderous attack on Palestinians, a declaration of annexation or "sovereignty," and then, as if under the influ…

_____ (2020-07-02). What Price Will Israel Pay For Annexing The Last Of Palestine? popularresistance.org The systematic and collective appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel is not an accident of British colonial history. Palestinians are not the Chagos Islanders of the Eastern Mediterranean, a people considered by the UK government to be too weak and scattered to bother about. | The dispossession of Palestinian land was a product of British foreign policy. Lord Balfour may not have intended a Jewish state when he issued his declaration in 1917 recognising the rights of Jews to set up a "homeland", a deliberately ambiguous phrase. At that point, two percent of Palestine was owned by Jews. | In an e…

RT (2020-07-02). SJW mob tears into 'racist' white woman after she holds black woman at gunpoint in viral clip — but full video tells another story. rt.com A face-off in Michigan that culminated with a black woman held at gunpoint has set the internet alight, with Twitter quick to pronounce the incident a hate crime. However, things aren't always so black and white. | The encounter was captured on video by a black woman, with the footage going viral on Thursday. In it, a white woman points a handgun at the black woman filming, screaming at her to "get away," while the black woman calls for the police, and accuses the white woman of trying to hit her with her vehicle. | pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD— ü¶ãMakay (@makaysmith10)

The Climate Reality Project (2020-07-02). Tuesday 7/7: Environmental Racism: People of Color & Indigenous on Front Lines of Climate Change. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others (2020-07-02). Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

Refuse Fascism (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: The Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now! indybay.org Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco…

DJCFPD (2020-07-02). Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing. indybay.org Online via Zoom & livestream…

Staff (2020-07-02). Barbara Ransby on the Biden Problem: Social Movements Must Defeat Trump & Also Hold Dems Accountable. democracynow.org Amid a mass uprising against racism and state violence, social movements are not just fighting hostility and backlash from President Trump, but also dealing with a "Biden problem," according to historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby. "I think it's fair to say that Joe Biden is not our dream candidate, by any means," she says. "We should be critical of Joe Biden. We should be ready to hold Joe Biden accountable come January. But we should be clear about the need to defeat Trump in November."

Staff (2020-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2020. democracynow.org States Reverse Reopenings as Daily U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 for First Time, As U.S. Deaths Top 128,000, Trump Predicts Coronavirus Will "Sort of Just Disappear", Dallas Choir Members Tested Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Performance for Mike Pence, San Quentin Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike Amid Explosion of COVID-19 Cases, Seattle Riot Police Clear Autonomous Zone, Los Angeles City Council Approves $150M in Cuts to Police Budget, Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Message Outside Trump Tower a "Symbol of Hate", Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Removes Confederate Statue, Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monum…

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A Friend of the KKK Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

Ray Emerson (2020-07-02). NYC activists reclaim spirit of Stonewall: Black, queer resistance. liberationnews.org Fifty-one years since the original Stonewall Rebellion, it is clear the racist system of capitalism cannot bring about liberation for any oppressed people.

IMEMC News (2020-07-02). Soldiers Abduct A Lawyer, Who Previously Spent 9 Years In Prison, While His French Wife, Child, Were Deported. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, two days ago, a Palestinian lawyer with French citizenship, from occupied Jerusalem, a former political prisoner who was previously imprisoned for more than nine years, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Salah Hammouri while …

Ryan Grim (2020-07-02). J Street Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel. zcomm.org More than 1,000 former and current members of J Street U are calling on the group's leadership to get behind a legislative effort to condition funding of the state of Israel if it goes forward with illegally annexing Palestinian territory…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Israel registers highest daily rise in virus cases. yenisafak.com Israel on Thursday confirmed 966 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day spike since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21, the country's Health Ministry said.The country reported two more deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement.Israeli authorities have so far reported 26,452 infections, including 324 deaths and 17,481 recoveries.The number of active cases, which dropped below 2,000 last month, rose to 8,647 after a spike in recent days.Israel lifted most of the COVID-19-related restrictions after the daily number of virus cases dropped below 20 last mon…

cynthia papermaster (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!" indybay.org 1: 00 – SF City Hall | 1: 30 – 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural | 2: 00 – Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House | 3: 00 – Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office…

Remembering Black Lives Murdered (2020-07-02). Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1. indybay.org A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.

Black Lives Matter SLV (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/11: San Lorenzo Valley: Black Lives Matter Protest. indybay.org Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton…

Russell Lee (2020-07-02). Sunday 7/5: March for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco. indybay.org In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080…

John Malkin (2020-07-02). Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests. indybay.org Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.

CSPTS (2020-07-02). Sunday 7/5: Commemorate Bloody Thursday At SSA-STOP Racist Attacks On Docks & Fisher Racist Privatiza. indybay.org SSA | 1717 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA 94607…

Lynda Carson (2020-07-02). Oakland's Jack London Square is named after a racist dog. indybay.org A 1996 Monument Of Jack London At Jack London Square:…

George Lakey (2020-07-01). In times of rapid change, victory comes to those who train for it. nationofchange.org Decades of failed reforms plus research into racism have come to the same conclusion: Only radical change will deliver what we need.

MDKLPG (2020-07-01). As Monuments to War Generals Come Down, Let's Replace Them with Monuments to Peace. counterpunch.org The monuments to Confederate generals and to those who fought to maintain slavery are coming down. That's a good thing and long overdue. It cannot stop there, however, as we move not only to eradicate their symbolism, but the very real systemic racism they represent, and which sadly persists in this country. But should some

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-01). De-Militarizing the United States. counterpunch.org More than a half-century ago, exactly one year before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. brilliantly identified the keys to the American political, economic, and social crisis that has worsened over the years. At the Riverside Church in New York City, King linked the militarism of the Vietnam War; the racism of American society; and the inequality and materialism of the American economy to demand a movement toward social justice that we seek today.

commondreams (2020-07-01). PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Collective 20 (2020-07-01). How movements can turn Public support into lasting change. mronline.org Taking "movement moments" to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter.

_____ (2020-07-01). Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white supremacy. | But if you are a racist group masquerading as a civil rights organization, these days are fraught with the danger that you'll get found out. | It's a balancing act that has for years bedeviled the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group in the United States. The crisis is particularly acute right now as the ADL tries to portray itself as an ally of Black Lives Matter while also shielding Israel from criticism ove…

Staff (2020-07-01). Jamaal Bowman Calls for Rent Cancellations and Defunding the NYPD. truthout.org As a surge of progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignore…

Staff (2020-07-01). Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World. truthout.org The global outbreak of COVID-19 has many thinking that a new economic and political order is inevitably under way. But is that so? In the U.S., the moneyed class, which has thrived under Donald Trump, won't go down without pulling all stops to make sure that popular pressures for radical reforms will be blocked, says world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky. Chomsky also reminds us that overt racism has intensified under Trump, and that police violence is a symptom of the underlying white su…

Rest in Power (2020-07-01). Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name" indybay.org Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."

Staff (2020-07-01). Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation. democracynow.org As a surge of a progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" by the political establishment. "We didn't just target those who consistently vote in primaries. We targ…

2020-07-01: News Headlines

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-01). De-Militarizing the United States. counterpunch.org More than a half-century ago, exactly one year before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. brilliantly identified the keys to the American political, economic, and social crisis that has worsened over the years. At the Riverside Church in New York City, King linked the militarism of the Vietnam War; the racism of American society; and the inequality and materialism of the American economy to demand a movement toward social justice that we seek today.

Collective 20 (2020-07-01). How movements can turn Public support into lasting change. mronline.org Taking "movement moments" to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter.

MDKLPG (2020-07-01). As Monuments to War Generals Come Down, Let's Replace Them with Monuments to Peace. counterpunch.org The monuments to Confederate generals and to those who fought to maintain slavery are coming down. That's a good thing and long overdue. It cannot stop there, however, as we move not only to eradicate their symbolism, but the very real systemic racism they represent, and which sadly persists in this country. But should some

Julian Vigo (2020-07-01). A Call for Radical Humanism: the Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power. counterpunch.org How do white people live with themselves? This is the presumed ethical position emanating from liberal corners in the aftermath of the recent protests around the US. While a seemingly thought-provoking question nudging white folks to contemplate "their racism," the problem with this question is the question itself. Indeed the minute we individualize what are

commondreams (2020-07-01). PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ruth Fowler (2020-07-01). Then as Farce: the Commodification of Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org Martin Luther King was arrested in April 1963 for publicly protesting, an act deemed illegal in Alabama at the time. While in jail, eight white clergy figures publicly admonished King, judging his actions "unwise and untimely". It was this which prompted King to respond with his little-shared letter about the "white moderate", a comment that

Kelli Potter (2020-07-01). What really happened? Provo, Utah counterprotest eclipses far right rally. liberationnews.org Protesters made their voices heard in an ultra-conservative city.

Andre Vltchek (2020-07-01). Some Italian Thinkers are now resisting Lies about the Soviet Union and WW II. dissidentvoice.org Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost all essential historic events, be they colonialism, crusades, or genocides committed by the Western expansionism …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). Global protests against Israel's 'Annexation Plan'. peoplesdispatch.org Protests, both on the ground and on the virtual platforms, were organized on Wednesday July 1 across the world to denounce the proposed Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank. Several organizations are also demanding international sanctions against Israel if it goes ahead with the move. | Civil society movements, including the Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS), organized protests in countries such as the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and Spain, among several others. | Israel had announced that it would start the process of annexation of the parts of the occupied…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-01). Teachers: High Court opens way for taxpayer dollars for religious schools. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision allowing Montanans tax credits to pay for tuition at private — read "religious" — schools will cut dollars available to public schools and kids, the nation's two big teachers unions say. And the June 30 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, just re-emphasizes the importance of courts — …

commondreams (2020-07-01). US Supreme Court Ruling that Children of Asylum-Seekers Must be Released from Detention Lacks Necessary Provisions for Parents; Risks Further Family Separation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Juan Cole (2020-07-01). Sanders, AOC, Tlaib Threaten to Cut Israeli Funding. zcomm.org The letter is a turning point in US-Israeli relations since 1967, during which the American public and political elite has been happy to support Israeli colonization of the Palestinians…

Ali Salam (2020-07-01). US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine. imemc.org In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for …

Jehan Alfarra (2020-07-01). Remembering the Handover of 'One Palestine, Complete'. globalresearch.ca On this day in 1920, the first High Commissioner for Palestine Herbert Samuel, was handed the administration of the country by the British government and signed a receipt saying "one Palestine, complete" | *** | On this day in 1920, the …

_____ (2020-07-01). Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white supremacy. | But if you are a racist group masquerading as a civil rights organization, these days are fraught with the danger that you'll get found out. | It's a balancing act that has for years bedeviled the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group in the United States. The crisis is particularly acute right now as the ADL tries to portray itself as an ally of Black Lives Matter while also shielding Israel from criticism ove…

_____ (2020-07-01). Four Giant Reasons To Remove The Statues. popularresistance.org I'm a descendant of General Robert E. Lee. | My family also descends from George Washington and John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. (The oligarchy was a rather small club back in the day.) And I, along with many other Lee descendants, say: Remove the statues. | Yet, this week President Donald Trump has made it his mission to catch and prosecute those who have taken down statues. I'm positive he's not doing it out of any racist ideology, although it doesn't help that he also retweeted a white power message soon afterwards. | With that said, here are four exceedingly stupid reasons to keep…

RT (2020-07-01). Black Lives Matter is 'anti-christian' & 'anti-civilizational' — outspoken senior Russian Orthodox Bishop. rt.com A prominent Russian cleric believes the 'Black Lives Matter' movement isn't a battle for human rights, but rather a "struggle for who is most important in humanity." He says its true nature is "becoming increasingly apparent." | Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, the deputy administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate says the campaign is "anti-Christian and anti-civilizational." | Also on rt.com | | The churchman was reacting to news that the statue of Emperor…

RT (2020-07-01). CHAZ protesters make their last stand, barricade streets with SPIKE STRIPS and port-a-potties (VIDEOS). rt.com As the Seattle Police Department cleared out the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', some protesters refused to go without a fight. Video footage shows them scrambling to barricade the streets. | Seattle police officers descended on the so-called 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ, or CHOP) on Wednesday morning, clearing out the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters who had occupied the six-block area for nearly a month.

RT (2020-07-01). WATCH police on BIKES arrive to shut down Seattle's CHAZ. rt.com Backed up by bikes and armored vehicles, legions of cops have swooped into Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) after Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered that the area, taken over by Black Lives Matter protesters, be vacated. | The officers descended on the six-block anarchist encampment in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hours after receiving the order from Mayor Durkan. The mayor had previously been reluctant to retake the six-block zone, but a spate of recent shootings — the most recent leaving one black teenager dead and another seriously injured — appeared to force her hand. | In video foo…

RT (2020-07-01). Trump promises to VETO defense budget bill if military bases honoring Confederate officers are renamed. rt.com President Trump threatened to reject next year's National Defense Authorization bill if lawmakers go ahead with Confederate name changes for army bases, including Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, and others. | "I will veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other military bases from which we won two World Wars, is in the Bill!" US President Donald Trump tweeted. | I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren (of all people!

RT (2020-07-01). Richmond mayor demands 'emergency' removal of all Confederate statues on city land ahead of key council vote, citing 'safety'. rt.com The mayor of Richmond, Virginia has ordered the removal of all Confederate statues on city land on an "emergency" basis, citing an "urgent need to protect the public" as his rationale for skipping a required council vote. | Levar Stoney wasted no time after a new state law granting control of Richmond's Confederate monuments to the city took effect on Wednesday, ordering the "immediate removal" of the monuments in a televised statement. | Richmond Mayor

RT (2020-07-01). France warns Israeli annexation of West Bank won't be 'without consequences'. rt.com France has warned that any Israel annexation of the West Bank "could not be left without consequences" and said that it is "examining different options" at a national level and with its European partners. | "Annexation of Palestinian territories, whatever the perimeters, would seriously throw into question the parameters to resolve the conflict," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday. | Israel plans to annex as much as 30 percent of occupied Palestinian territory, which has been met with disapproval from much of the international community, including the UK and EU.

RT (2020-07-01). NYT columnist Paul Krugman wins internet's 'unhinged old crank' award for remarks on Covid surge hitting Florida. rt.com New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been accused of exhibiting "symptoms of psychopathy" after seemingly cheering the possibility that a growing number of elderly Floridians could fall victim to coronavirus. | The acclaimed wordsmith and economist had a rather unusual take on the rise in Covid-19 cases in Florida. | "Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts," Krugman declared in response to a Bloomberg report detailing how Florida's elderly population was likely at increased risk of perishing from the virus. | The provocative remark was possibly in reference to a viral video in which m…

The Canary (2020-07-01). Mississippi officially drops Confederate-themed flag. thecanary.co Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem.Republican governor Tate Reeves signed the historic bill on Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations."This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on," Reeves said just before the signing."We are a resilient people defined by our hospitality. We are a people of great faith. Now, more than ever, we must lean on that f…

The Climate Reality Project (2020-07-01). Tuesday 7/7: Environmental Racism: People of Color & Indigenous on Front Lines of Climate Change. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Rest in Power (2020-07-01). Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name" indybay.org Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."

Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others (2020-07-01). Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

Refuse Fascism (2020-07-01). Saturday 7/4: The Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now! indybay.org Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco…

DJCFPD (2020-07-01). Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing. indybay.org Online via Zoom & livestream…

Staff (2020-07-01). Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation. democracynow.org As a surge of a progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" by the political establishment. "We didn't just target those who consistently vote in primaries. We targ…

Raul Diego (2020-07-01). Israel Defense Ministry Launches COVID-19 Voice Test for Americans. mintpressnews.com A company formed at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Defense has begun collecting voice data from Americans to detect COVID-19 symptoms through technology with dubious diagnostic value, but highly profitable applications in law enforcement.

Eric Alterman (2020-07-01). In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off—and Liberalism Won. thenation.com In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off—and Liberalism Won…

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Army Demolishes A Home, A Barn, In Al-'Isawiya In Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home and a barn for horses, in the eastern part of the southern area of the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to destroying water pipelines. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-'Isawiya, said the soldiers demolished a home, …

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron. imemc.org A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa'ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens …

Salena Fay Tramel (2020-07-01). Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic. zcomm.org The violent Israeli encroachment and annexation of Palestinian land is putting the future of the West Bank and its residents in an extremely vulnerable position…

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which …

Robert Fantina (2020-07-01). Israeli Police Brutality: Unnoticed Murder of Palestinian Autistic Man Eyad Hallaq. globalresearch.ca It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the savagery of the Israeli police state. There may be two reasons for this: 1) because the actions of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and illegal settlers are so extreme and violent as to …

Steve Sweeney (2020-07-01). UN human rights chief brands Israel's annexation of more Palestinian land illegal. peoplesworld.org

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Sunna neighborhood, in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed the home, owned by the family of Yassin Za'atra, and demolished it, under the allegation of being built without a permit. They added that the …

Mohammed El-Kurd (2020-07-01). My Grandmother, My Icon of Palestinian Resilience. thenation.com My Grandmother, My Icon of Palestinian Resilience…

_____ (2020-07-01). Twitter Targets Accounts Of Outlets Covering Unrest In Bolivia. popularresistance.org Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as "fake" or "spam" and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. | Immediately preceding the ban, MintPress had been sharing stories about Israeli government crimes against Palestinians, the Saudi-led onslaught in Yemen (both funded and supported by Washington), and about activists challenging chemical giant Monsanto's latest p…

yenisafak (2020-07-01). Israel records highest daily coronavirus count. yenisafak.com Israel on Wednesday confirmed 859 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily number of cases since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21, the country's health ministry said.Israeli authorities have so far reported 25,547 infections, including 320 deaths and 17,389 recoveries.Israel lifted most of the COVID-19 measures after the daily number of virus cases dropped below 20 last month.The Israeli government has relaxed a lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, reopening schools, universities, shopping malls and restaurants.Nevertheless, the country's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Sunday that…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Cisco Systems Sued in California Over Alleged Caste Discrimination. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Equality Labs, a civil rights group, has claimed that 67 percent of dalits working in the US felt like they were being treated unfairly. Reuters reports that Cisco Systems, like other large Silicon Valley employers, hires thousands of Indian immigrants, but that most are Brahmins or from other traditionally privileged castes.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iran's Parl. speaker pens letter to heads of intl. assemblies on Israeli occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf penned letters to the heads and secretary generals of international institutions and forums and called on them to adopt decisive steps in confronting and halting Israeli regime's illegal measures.

Remembering Black Lives Murdered (2020-07-01). Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1. indybay.org A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.

Russell Lee (2020-07-01). Sunday 7/5: March for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco. indybay.org In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080…

John Malkin (2020-07-01). Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests. indybay.org Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.

CSPTS (2020-07-01). Sunday 7/5: Commemorate Bloody Thursday At SSA-STOP Racist Attacks On Docks & Fisher Racist Privatiza. indybay.org SSA | 1717 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA 94607…

Lynda Carson (2020-07-01). Oakland's Jack London Square is named after a racist dog. indybay.org A 1996 Monument Of Jack London At Jack London Square:…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). 'Day of Rage': Palestinians and Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation Plan and Israeli Apartheid. commondreams.org "The Palestinian struggle today is not just about fighting annexation, which we must continue to do. It is about dismantling the entire system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…