2020-07-14: News Headlines

Richard C. Gross (2020-07-14). The Crackdown on Foreign Students. counterpunch.org There must be something unusually cruel amid a worldwide plague in trying to force international students to take possibly dangerous in-person higher education classes or face losing their U.S. visas or being deported. Colleges and universities are considering online courses for the fall because of a rampant COVID-19 that won't recede. The Trump administration, as

Jo-Shing Yang (2020-07-14). The New "Water Barons": Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water. globalresearch.ca Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water.

Michael Snyder (2020-07-14). "Tsunami of Job Losses": U.S. Economy Hasn't Experienced Anything Like This Since the 1930s Great Depression. globalresearch.ca The recession of 2008 and 2009 was bad, but it was nothing like this. Even though this new economic downturn is only a few months old, we are already seeing numbers that we haven't seen since the worst parts of …

Electromagnetic Sense Ireland (2020-07-14). "Thank You for Calling" Documentary: Unspoken Health Impacts of the Worldwide Mobile Phone Industry. globalresearch.ca Mobile telephony has quickly established itself worldwide as an irreplaceable communication technology. Similar to smoking, however, possible fatal consequences can only become apparent after decades of constantly increased exposure to radiation. | The documentary THANK YOU FOR CALLING by Klaus Scheidsteger …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-14). India Should Not Participate in Washington-led Anti-China Coalition. globalresearch.ca For years, the US, Japan and India have maintained Malabar military exercises on an annual basis. As the US and Japan are absolutely aligned countries and India is a Washington regional strategic partner, the common objective of the three participants …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-14). Prepare now for winter COVID-19 peak, warn infectious disease experts. imperial.ac.uk The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report.

Reds in Ed (2020-07-14). Teachers demand COVID-19 containment before return to campuses. liberationnews.org "I think I need to draw the line at dying."

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran's human medicine production vol. hits 39% growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Statistics of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade showed that human medicine production volume hit a 39.1 percent growth.

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

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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). French researchers intensify s against neoliberal reforms in higher education. peoplesdispatch.org Researchers under the leadership of the Faculties and Labs in Struggle held s against the LPPR Bill and the Welcome to France program which will promote greater contractualization and commercialization of education…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Haymarket Books "Abolitionist Teaching" forum: A call to promote racial division among teachers. wsws.org As workers in every industry unite across racial lines to fight against the Trump administration's back-to-work campaign, Haymarket is promoting racial divisions and blaming teachers' supposed "white privilege" for the crisis facing public education.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-13). NEA President's valedictory speech challenges teachers to take on Trump. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Lily Eskelsen-Garcia may be stepping down as the head of the nation's largest union, but the elementary school teacher from Salt Lake City isn't going quietly into the dark from her post as National Education Association president. Speaking via zoom to her union's virtual convention, she had some choice words not just for GOP …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-13). Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions. imperial.ac.uk The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

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

teleSUR (2020-07-13). COVID-19: Cuba to Manufacture Its Own Lung Ventilators. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) Monday announced that its country will have the first nationally produced lung ventilators for patients affected by COVID-19. | RELATED: | The CNEURO Director Mitchell Valdes Sosa stated that the national health system will receive 250 invasive and 250 non-invasive ventilators next October. | In his opinion, this will strengthen the country's response capacity to COVID-19 and any type…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski. wsws.org The representatives of over 30,000 students demanded that the university administration end its support for Baberowski and that he face consequences for threatening and assaulting students.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Georgia Tech faculty, students and parents express opposition to school reopening. wsws.org The university reopening plans in Georgia come in the context of the Trump administration's reactionary push for the reopening of industries and businesses…

Badri Raina (2020-07-13). Republican Values, Or Things That Students Need Not Learn. zcomm.org The CBSE's syllabus diktat seems to announce a clampdown on learning that may raise questions of macro-historical distress and discrimination that continue to plague the republic…

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

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

Staff (2020-07-13). Trump Accused of Burying CDC Warning on Risk Posed by Full School Reopenings. truthout.org The leader of one of the largest teachers' unions in the U.S. accused President Donald Trump over the weekend of "trying to bury" federal guidelines warning that fully reopening schools and universities in the fall poses a high risk of spreading Covid-19 and endangering the health of students, faculty, and parents. | A 69-page

Staff (2020-07-13). 17 States Sue Trump Over Deportation Threats to International Students. truthout.org More than a dozen states joined together on Monday to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration, following an announcement last week from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stating that Students could be impacted if the university…

_____ (2020-07-13). In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA. popularresistance.org In the Great Depression of the 1930s the Works Progress Administration was one of the main New Deal agencies that put millions of unemployed back to work on public infrastructure projects. The WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps together employed over 10 million total over the course of their existence. | The WPA also put some of America's greatest artists, writers, and musicians to the task of telling a more democratic history of the country, painting murals in public spaces, teaching art and music to young people, and documenting and uncovering untold histories, including those of slavery. | The WPA, the larges…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-13). Citing Covid Threat, LA Public Schools—2nd Largest District in US—Won't Resume In-Person Teaching This Fall. commondreams.org "The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Births in Italy hit record low in 2019, population shrinks again. yenisafak.com The number of babies born in Italy hit a new record low in 2019, the population shrank and more Italians moved abroad, national statistics office ISTAT said on Monday.Italy's demographic crisis, with a dwindling population and ageing workforce, is one reason for its chronically stagnant economy, economists say — and the situation is getting worse.Births dropped by some 19,000 to 420,000 last year, the lowest level since the unification of Italy in 1861, ISTAT said, while deaths totalled 634,000.Bolzano, on the northern border with Austria, was the only Italian province in which births exceeded deaths in 2019, wh…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Education Secretary wants US schools open, offers no safety plan. yenisafak.com Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration's push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely."We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them," DeVos told CNN's "State of the Union."She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases…

2020-07-13: News Headlines

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

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-13). NEA President's valedictory speech challenges teachers to take on Trump. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Lily Eskelsen-Garcia may be stepping down as the head of the nation's largest union, but the elementary school teacher from Salt Lake City isn't going quietly into the dark from her post as National Education Association president. Speaking via zoom to her union's virtual convention, she had some choice words not just for GOP …

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

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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). French researchers intensify s against neoliberal reforms in higher education. peoplesdispatch.org Researchers under the leadership of the Faculties and Labs in Struggle held s against the LPPR Bill and the Welcome to France program which will promote greater contractualization and commercialization of education…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Haymarket Books "Abolitionist Teaching" forum: A call to promote racial division among teachers. wsws.org As workers in every industry unite across racial lines to fight against the Trump administration's back-to-work campaign, Haymarket is promoting racial divisions and blaming teachers' supposed "white privilege" for the crisis facing public education.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WSWS (2020-07-13). Georgia Tech faculty, students and parents express opposition to school reopening. wsws.org The university reopening plans in Georgia come in the context of the Trump administration's reactionary push for the reopening of industries and businesses…

WSWS (2020-07-13). Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski. wsws.org The representatives of over 30,000 students demanded that the university administration end its support for Baberowski and that he face consequences for threatening and assaulting students.

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

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

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

Badri Raina (2020-07-13). Republican Values, Or Things That Students Need Not Learn. zcomm.org The CBSE's syllabus diktat seems to announce a clampdown on learning that may raise questions of macro-historical distress and discrimination that continue to plague the republic…

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

_____ (2020-07-13). In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA. popularresistance.org In the Great Depression of the 1930s the Works Progress Administration was one of the main New Deal agencies that put millions of unemployed back to work on public infrastructure projects. The WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps together employed over 10 million total over the course of their existence. | The WPA also put some of America's greatest artists, writers, and musicians to the task of telling a more democratic history of the country, painting murals in public spaces, teaching art and music to young people, and documenting and uncovering untold histories, including those of slavery. | The WPA, the larges…

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

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

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Births in Italy hit record low in 2019, population shrinks again. yenisafak.com The number of babies born in Italy hit a new record low in 2019, the population shrank and more Italians moved abroad, national statistics office ISTAT said on Monday.Italy's demographic crisis, with a dwindling population and ageing workforce, is one reason for its chronically stagnant economy, economists say — and the situation is getting worse.Births dropped by some 19,000 to 420,000 last year, the lowest level since the unification of Italy in 1861, ISTAT said, while deaths totalled 634,000.Bolzano, on the northern border with Austria, was the only Italian province in which births exceeded deaths in 2019, wh…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Education Secretary wants US schools open, offers no safety plan. yenisafak.com Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration's push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely."We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them," DeVos told CNN's "State of the Union."She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases…

Staff (2020-07-12). COVID Crisis Highlights Urgency of Canceling All Student Debt. truthout.org 44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. And it's the poor, people of color and women who are most severely impacted. The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerability of debt when people are unable to find jobs or pay off loans. We look at two urgent solutions to the debt crisis. First, reporter Kathryn Styer Martinez takes a look at a free school called Berea College in Kentucky. Then, we discuss the politics of debt and how t…

Staff (2020-07-12). Post-Pandemic Education Must Move Beyond Mere Job Training. truthout.org Roughly 11 years after the Great Recession, the social and economic inequality of the U.S. has been laid bare by a pandemic. This time, however, there is no skills gap to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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