Daily Archives: July 3, 2020

2020-07-03: News Headlines

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2020-07-03). Cal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein. indybay.org From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party.

AEAWRWA (2020-07-03). Why are Certain Christians Democratic and Others Authoritarian? counterpunch.org Why are certain Christians democratic and other Christians authoritarian, yet both profess belief in the same Bible and God? Why do some Christians emphasize personal authenticity and others biblical authority? Why do certain Christians want to empower people, and other Christians want to gain power over people? Why do some Christians believe that the goal

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-07-03). House Democrats Set to Give 850,000 Acres of Nevada Wildlife Refuge to Military. globalresearch.ca In a stunning development in the ongoing controversy over proposed military bombing range expansion in Nevada, the Democrat-led House Armed Services Committee today approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would give the U.S. Air Force jurisdiction …

WSWS (2020-07-02). City of Chicago announces plan for mass arrest and detention of youth over holiday weekend. wsws.org The plan for arrest and jailing of teenagers comes as the Lightfoot administration has stepped up policing in wake of recent protests and as President Trump urges Democratic leaders in Illinois to take "decisive action" against gun violence.

WSWS (2020-07-02). SEP presidential candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access restrictions in California. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party's candidates argued in court filings Tuesday that the state's requirement that the candidates gather 200,000 voter signatures is impossible to meet during the pandemic and a violation of basic democratic rights.

WSWS (2020-07-02). Workers, young people denounce undemocratic efforts to keep Socialist Equality Party off the ballot in Michigan. wsws.org Workers and youth voiced support for the SEP election campaign in the United States.

RT (2020-07-02). Dems gloat & hold up former GOP presidential Cain candidate hospitalized with Covid-19 as 'proof' US shouldn't have reopened. rt.com Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain attended the first Trump rally since the Covid-19 pandemic and now he's in the hospital. Democrats have been unable to resist connecting the two. | Cain was hospitalized on Wednesday, two days after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement posted to the pizza magnate turned politician turned pundit's Twitter on Thursday. | While his symptoms were said to be "serious," he was not put on a ventilator and is "resting comfortably," the tweet continued. His team asked Cain's followers to pray for him and fellow coronavirus sufferers. | We are sorry…

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…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2020-07-02). Biden Compared Indicted War Criminal to "George Washington" counterpunch.org In 2010, current Democratic Party presidential hopeful Joe Biden Jr. referred to Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Hashim Thaci as the "George Washington of Kosovo." On June 24th, it was reported that Thaci had to cancel a trip to Washington because of his indictment by the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity. These

_____ (2020-07-02). Anti-Russia War Fever Spreads On Capitol Hill. popularresistance.org Groups of congressional Republicans and Democrats have visited the White House over the past two days for briefings on allegations that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered bounties to Taliban fighters who killed American soldiers in Afghanistan. | They have emerged bristling with demands for retaliation, with one Republican senator declaring, "I want to hear their plan for Taliban and GRU agents in body bags"—in other words, for military action by the United States against Russia, possessor of the world's second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. | The "Russian bounties" campaign is a fa…

WSWS (2020-07-02). Beijing passes anti-democratic security law for Hong Kong. wsws.org While Beijing has concerns about imperialist intrigues in Hong Kong, its chief fear is that unrest in the city over democratic and social rights will spill over the border into the rest of China.

_____ (2020-07-02). New Democratic Climate Action Plan Is Woefully Inadequate. popularresistance.org "This is not an emergency response." | That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional "action plan" for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. | The climate roadmap features hundreds of policy proposals under 12 key pillars. Specifically, the 538-page plan calls for selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2040, and net-zero U.S. emissions economy-wid…

Staff (2020-07-02). Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden. truthout.org A stampeding herd of "anti-Trump" Republican organizations and PACs has flooded the 2020 presidential campaign with ads attacking the president and endorsing his rival, Joe Biden. If beating Donald Trump in November is your main thing, this would appear to be only good news. I am forced to wonder, however, what the real intent is behind this sudden solidarity after three long years of near-silence from the deeply compromised "Never Trump" crew. | It has been a fascinating election already before these right-wing v…

WSWS (2020-07-01). New York Times' Charles Blow demands the removal of monuments to Washington and other "amoral monsters" wsws.org The Times' latest assault on the American Revolution is a part of the effort by the Democratic Party and its operatives to derail the popular multiracial protests against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.

sputniknews (2020-07-01). 'No Summer of Love': White House Says Seattle CHOP Zone Was a 'Failed Democrat Experiment'. sputniknews.com During a Wednesday news briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in Seattle, Washington, was a "failed Democrat experiment."

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). 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…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-07-01). Government Attacks Media as People's Media Reveals the Truth. dissidentvoice.org An Omaha police officer escorts freelancer Megan Feeney, a camera dangling from her zip-tied hands, on June 1, 2020. (Aaron Sanderford/Omaha World Herald). Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power …

Jordan Davidson (2020-07-01). House Democrats unveil strong climate plan linked to racial justice. peoplesworld.org

calvin deutschbein (2020-07-01). COVID, cops and white supremacy in N.C. workers.org Alamance County sheriff and Graham Police make an arrest for holding a sign on county property. Durham, N.C. — While the "second wave" of coronavirus has received much coverage throughout the U.S., North Carolina, under the brutal, totalitarian rule of North Carolina Republicans, has barely slowed the outbreak's "first wave" . . . |

RT (2020-07-01). 'We all miss Roger!' Trump recalls late 'friend' Roger Ailes in attack on Fox, gets schooled on his death by #Resistance. rt.com In his latest salvo against Fox News, US President Donald Trump invoked the memory of the network's late CEO, Roger Ailes, to say the outlet had declined, drawing astute critics armed with Google to remind him the man had died. | Trump took to his favorite social media venue on Tuesday to decry a Fox panel discussion featuring disgraced CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who was caught passing debate questions to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race, as was revealed in a WikiLeaks publication the same year. | "She gets fired by CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hire…

RT (2020-07-01). 'We all miss Roger!' Trump recalls late 'friend' Roger Ailes in attack on Fox, gets schooled on his death by the #Resistance. rt.com In his latest salvo against Fox News, US President Donald Trump invoked the memory of the network's late CEO, Roger Ailes, to say the outlet had declined, drawing astute critics armed with Google to remind him the man had died. | Trump took to his favorite social media venue on Tuesday to decry a Fox panel discussion featuring disgraced CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who was caught passing debate questions to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race, as was revealed in a WikiLeaks publication the same year. | "She gets fired by CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hire…

WSWS (2020-07-01). Ireland's Greens agree to join austerity coalition government. wsws.org Almost five months after Ireland's February 8 general election, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have formed a coalition government after the Green Party voted to come on board.

Staff (2020-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2020. democracynow.org Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns U.S. Could Soon Record 100,000 Coronavirus Cases a Day, Dozens of Healthcare Workers Died of COVID-19 After OSHA Dismissed Pleas for PPE, 627,000 in Western Hemisphere Will Die of Coronavirus by October, Warns WHO, Hickenlooper Wins CO Senate Primary; Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion, Amy McGrath Narrowly Defeats Charles Booker in Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Oglala Sioux President Says Trump "Doesn't Have Permission" to Visit Mt. Rushmore, Top Republicans Break from Trump, Recommend Masks to Slow Coronavirus, New York Court Blocks Publication of Tell-All Book by Donald Tr…

Carl Gibson (2020-07-01). Booker's Loss Was Devastating. But We Can't Lose Sight of Defeating McConnell. commondreams.org It's tempting for progressive Kentuckians to want to check out of this election, as many of us have after the corporate wing of the Democratic Party threw a wet blanket on Bernie Sanders' post-Nevada momentum to circle its wagons around Joe Biden. (Photo: @Booker4KY/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Trump Ramps Up Attack on NYT, Says Russia Bounty Story's 'Secret Source Probably Doesn't Even Exist'. sputniknews.com Democrats have asked Congress to consider new sanctions against Moscow over media claims that Russia has been paying Taliban-affiliated militants to kill American and other coalition troops serving in Afghanistan. Russian officials have vocally denied the allegations, and accused those pushing them of trying to further undermine Russia-US ties.

sputniknews (2020-07-01). House Speaker Pelosi Calls For 'Immediate' Sanctions on Russia Over 'Taliban Bounties' Reports. sputniknews.com Earlier, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez formally requested new sanctions be imposed on top Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, over unconfirmed allegations that Russia offered reward money to Taliban-linked militants to assassinate US soldiers.

_____ (2020-07-01). Manitos Children's Fund To Support Venezuelan Children Despite Sanctions. popularresistance.org Manitos Children's Fund grows out of the decades old Latin America solidarity movement which has worked to change US policies toward Latin America for over 60 years. Because of our history we are most focused on the effects of sanctions on the children of Latin America, with Venezuela being the most targeted by illegal sanctions currently. | Democratic and Republican administrations have both issued sanctions against the democratically-elected government of Venezuela, but since taking office in 2017, President Trump has ratcheted up the pain factor with an aggressive attack on the Venezuelan economy. In August 20…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). Sunrise Movement Says Wins by Corporate Democrats Like McGrath and Hickenlooper Must Be 'Moment of Reckoning' for Progressives. commondreams.org "These were not races that progressives could afford to sit out, but too many organizations did." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-30). House OKs anti-redlining bill, 230-178. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—GOP President Donald Trump's regime wants to let banks redline communities of color. The Democratic-run U.S. House doesn't—and with backing from organized labor, civil rights, and community groups, the Dems won a 230-178 straight party-line vote on the issue. Technically, what was on the table on June 29 was a joint resolution, HJRes 90, to …

Bianca Mugyenyi (2020-06-30). Grassroots Voices Key to Reimagining Canadian Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca The international community's rejection of Justin Trudeau's UN Security Council bid should be a catalyst for a fundamental reassessment of Canada's foreign policy and spur a corresponding drive to democratize international affairs. | In recent days, many commentators representing different …

Moustafa Bayoumi (2020-06-30). As Netanyahu Annexes the West Bank, Where Are the Democrats? thenation.com As Netanyahu Annexes the West Bank, Where Are the Democrats?

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Belgium expresses regrets for brutal DR Congo rule. yenisafak.com Belgium's king on Tuesday expressed his "deepest regrets" over the country's brutal colonial rule over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."I would like to express my deepest regrets for these injuries of the past, the pain of which is now revived by the discrimination still too present in our societies," King Philippe wrote in a letter to President Felix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of the DRC's independence."I will continue to fight all forms of racism. I encourage the reflection that has been initiated by our parliament so that our memory is definitively pacified."He said global challenges demand tha…