Daily Archives: July 29, 2021

2021-07-29: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Comicomment: Is mute Fort Detrick 'innocent'?>. ecns.cn It is not up to the U.S. itself to decide whether the Fort Detrick laboratory is "clean."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-29). Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law. peoplesdispatch.org Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit "in Israel's violations of Palestinian human rights"

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-29). Mexico president blasts 'inhumane' US sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has scoffed at the notion that Mexico should honor a US-imposed embargo on Cuba, as his country sends aid to the island in defiance of Washington's suffocating economic bans.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-07-29). US Sanctions Against Syria Fuelling Extremism and Radicalization. globalresearch.ca

Brian Berletic (2021-07-29). US Fingerprints on Terrorism Aimed at China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-07-29). ALEC Meeting Queues Up The GOP's Culture Wars. popularresistance.org The Annual Meeting kicked off on Monday with an "exclusive, invitation-only academy" for state lawmakers with the dark money voter suppression group the Honest Elections Project, where ALEC politicians were "to discuss the implementation of new election legislation" with three secretaries of state, among other "fun and educational" events, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported.

Staff (2021-07-29). 'For a Country Without Corruption and With a New Constitution': Pedro Castillo Sworn in as the President of Peru (US Pushing its Destabilizing Agenda in Latin America). orinocotribune.com José Pedro Castillo Terrones, a 51-year-old teacher of a rural school, assumed the charge of the presidency of Peru today, July 28, a day full of emotion when the country also celebrated 200 years of independence. | "I swear by the peasants, the indigenous peoples, the ronderos, the fishermen, the teachers, the professionals, the children, youth and women, that I will hold the office of the president," said Castillo as he took oath in the parliament. "I swear by the peoples of Peru, for a country without corruption and for a new Constitution." | The union leader who ran as a candidate for the leftist Peru Libre p…

Staff (2021-07-29). Priest gagged for saying Canada residential-school victims lied about abuse for 'extra money' & joke about SHOOTING church vandals. rt.com A Catholic priest has been barred from speaking publicly by a Canadian archdiocese, after accusing residential-school survivors of lying about sexual abuse to get more money, and of speaking about wanting to shoot church vandals. | The inflammatory statements, made over a number of weeks by Father Rhéal Forest at St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Winnipeg, were even shared on the church's Facebook page, but have since been taken down. | During a mass on July 10, Forest said the survivors lied about being sexually abused in a ploy to receive more money in the settlement process with the federal governme…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UN envoy: 'Political manipulation' won't defeat pandemic. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected "false information" from the United States on the coronavirus' origin, saying that "political manipulation is unpopular, cannot defeat the pandemic and is doomed to failure".

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Geo-political rivalry blocks global coronavirus cooperation, says Bangladeshi official. ecns.cn A senior Bangladeshi official has said that labelling COVID-19 as a Chinese virus is "very unfortunate" and that geo-political rivalry is "engulfing" global efforts to fight the pandemic.

Jason Pramas (2021-07-29). Human Unwillingness to Surmount the Pandemic Means It's Unlikely We Will Stop Global Warming. counterpunch.org As I started a week's vacation Friday evening, I happened upon a film called "Homo Sapiens" (2016) by Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter that features scenes of abandoned human-built structures around the world in the process of being reclaimed by nature. The effect being that of an eschatological science fiction scenario where our civilization has been

Staff (2021-07-29). EU issues travel warning after Greece's south Aegean islands report spike in Covid infections. rt.com The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned against travel to Greece's south Aegean islands, updating the area to dark red after a spike in coronavirus cases was reported by officials. | Greece has drawn visitors to the 13 islands, including Mykonos and Santorini, by promoting them as 'Covid-free' destinations but the updated The ECDC's travel map is a f…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Columnist calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin-tracing. ecns.cn A Tanzanian columnist has called for depoliticizing COVID-19, saying politics should not in any way influence scientific inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Science should prevail in origin-tracing of COVID-19, say Nepali experts. ecns.cn Efforts to probe the origin of COVID-19 could be hamstrung by the politicization of the issue, with a conspiracy theory about lab leaks taking precedence over a scientific conclusion.

Jesse Smith (2021-07-29). Prepare Now: Global Supply Chains at Risk. Covid Crisis' Engineered Economic Destruction. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-29). Children Are Safe from COVID-19. "Childhood Vaccination Push Built on Flimsy Evidence" globalresearch.ca

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-29). Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes. globalresearch.ca

Megan Sherman (2021-07-29). Julian Assange: Secrets, Sedition and the State. globalresearch.ca

Tom McKay (2021-07-29). Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-29). Russia rejects Dutch court ruling to hand $5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash to ex-oligarchs over collapse of Yukos oil & gas empire. rt.com Officials in Moscow have vowed to vigorously appeal a judicial ruling in an international arbitration court that would bind Russia to hand over billions of dollars to the former shareholders of the collapsed Yukos energy giant. | The office of the country's Prosecutor General said on Thursday that it does not acknowledge the validity of the decision, by the International Arbitration Court in The Hague. Authorities said that Russia would "appeal the decision without fail," questioning both the basis of the judges' jurisdiction and the claims themselves. | Earlier that day, representatives of the shareholders wh…

Staff (2021-07-29). 'Biggest destroyer of peace': China lashes out after US Navy warship sails through Taiwan Strait for SEVENTH time under Biden. rt.com A US Navy guided missile destroyer has crossed the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, making it the seventh such trip by an American warship this year, and prompting China to accuse the US of trying provoke its military. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed northwards through the strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said in a statement. The maneuver was confirmed by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday, with officials saying the military used joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance tools to monitor movements at sea and in the air around Taiwan, accordin…

ecns.cn (2021-07-29). Any form of U.S. military contact with China's Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn A State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of military contact between the United States and China's Taiwan region.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Tiktok vows to strengthen data security. ecns.cn As part of efforts to strengthen its global data security, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has opened its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin, Ireland, to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). China-U.S. relationship at 'new critical juncture': new Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship "has once again come to a new critical juncture, facing not only many difficulties and challenges but also great opportunities and potentials."

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-07-29). The 1960s Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): Gloria Richardson Dandridge and Bob Moses' Monumental Contributions to Civil Rights. globalresearch.ca

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

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-29). Video: Urgent Warning About Poisonous Jabs — "An Agonizing Situation" globalresearch.ca

BabaMail (2021-07-29). The "Big Four" Companies that Rule the World. globalresearch.ca

Shane Quinn (2021-07-29). Six Years on from Malaysia Airlines MH17 Destruction: A Clear Lack of Evidence that Moscow Was Behind It. globalresearch.ca The fighting that erupted in the east of Ukraine can be traced to a US-instituted coup d'état of February 2014 — confirmed by president Obama on CNN when he confided that Washington had "brokered a deal to transition power" in the country, forcing Viktor Yanukovych from office.

Amnesty International (2021-07-29). Immediate Moratorium on the Sale, Transfer and Use of Surveillance Technology. globalresearch.ca

Sophia (2021-07-29). Taxing Lifetime Gains Serves Different Fairness Goal Than Estate Tax. inequality.org

Michael Jansen (2021-07-29). Lebanon and Tunisia: Educated Populations, Troubled Economies. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-29). 'We're proud Jews': Ben & Jerry's co-founders say there's nothing 'anti-Semitic' about ice cream embargo of Israeli settlements. rt.com Ben & Jerry's co-founders have pushed back against claims of anti-Semitism following the company's decision to stop offering its ice cream products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, noting that they themselves are Jews. | Writing in the New York Times, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they were "proud Jews" who view Israel's occupation of the West Bank as a barrier to peace. | "It's possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we've opposed policies of the US government. As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territ…

Pablo Navarrete (2021-07-29). Taking action for Palestine. thecanary.co
| Video transcript | What kind of democracy do we live in when 1 million people go out to oppose a war, and they still go and kill innocent civilians? Enough…

Staff (2021-07-29). Headlines for July 29, 2021. democracynow.org Senate Votes to Open Debate on $1.2T Infrastructure Bill, WTO Fails to Agree on Waiving IP Rights for COVID Vaccines, Vaccination Mandates Expand Across the Nation, Report: Pandemic Aid Helped Poverty Fall by 45%, But Gains May Be Just Temporary, Pelosi Argues Against Broad-Based Student Debt Cancellation, Peru: Pedro Castillo Sworn In, Vows to Be Champion of the Poor, Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy in West Bank, Israel Launches Campaign Against Ben & Jerry's, But Some U.S. Jewish Groups Back Ice Cream Maker, Macron: Polynesians Owed "Debt" for French Nuclear Tests, U.S. and Russia Hold Nuc…

Staff (2021-07-29). Cuba no está sola a pesar de la política genocida de los vecinos del norte, afirman cubanos residentes en el exterior. cubadebate.cu Los cubanos, pueblo noble, culto y valiente, llamamos a la Paz, siendo consecuentes con nuestros orígenes. Sólo corresponderá a sus ciudadanos dilucidar y resolver los problemas de la Nación, en un clima de armonía y libertad, de dignidad y justicia, de trabajo y creación, inclusivo y participativo, al que todos podemos contribuir con respeto y compromiso con el futuro.

Adult School Teachers Union (2021-07-29). Tuesday 7/27: Teachers to Protest Forced Return to In-Person Learning as Covid Cases Spike. indybay.org West Contra Costa School District, 1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond…

WSWS (2021-07-29). Sri Lankan government rejects teachers' wage demand. wsws.org The unions are once again preparing to betray the teachers' struggle following more empty promises from the government about "ending salary anomalies."

sputniknews (2021-07-29). US Jobless Hits 400,000 Mark Second Week in Row Amid COVID-19 Challenges – Labor Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – US jobless claims stood at 400,000 and above for a second week in a row, according to Labor Department data on Thursday that suggested a continued challenge for the labor market recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Manisha Nair, MaatHRI writing group, on behalf of the MaatHRI collaborators (2021-07-29). [Research Paper] Reproductive health crisis during waves one and two of the COVID-19 pandemic in India: Incidence and deaths from severe maternal complications in more than 202,000 hospital births. thelancet.com Our study supports the legitimacy of the calls made to maintain sexual and reproductive health services as essential services during the pandemic. Lessons learnt should be used to avert the ongoing reproductive health crisis while India plans to manage a third wave of the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

Staff (2021-07-29). Israel to offer Covid booster shot for over-60s, PM Bennett says amid vaccine efficacy worries. rt.com Israel is set to roll out a scheme to give a third Covid jab to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced, in a bid to increase protection amid fears vaccine efficacy diminishes over time. | The Health Ministry

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. ecns.cn The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). COVAX begins offering Sinovac jabs from Aug. ecns.cn The COVAX vaccine equity scheme is on course to begin deliveries in the developing world of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac from August.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Inhaled vaccine shows signs of promise. ecns.cn A two-dose inhaled COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese researchers appears to be safe and capable of eliciting strong immune responses comparable to those of its one-dose injected counterpart.

Will Jones (2021-07-29). Deaths from COVID Vaccines Are 407% Higher than All Cumulative Previously Reported Deaths from Other Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

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