Watch: Remembering Paul Robeson – Communist, Artist and Civil Rights Activist

7 July 2020 — Youtube

[Given the tenor of our times, the rise of Fascism and the emergence of a new Cold War, Paul Robeson’s testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the 1950s, is a chilling reminder that hard-won civil rights must be defended. A wake-up call to us all! WB]

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LancetGate: “Scientific Corona Lies” and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead’s Remdesivir

5 July 2020 — Global Research

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Introduction

There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. 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.

The study was allegedly based on data analysis of 96,032 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Dec 20, 2019, and April 14, 2020 from 671 hospitals Worldwide. The database had been fabricated. The objective was to kill the Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) cure on behalf of Big Pharma.

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Watch: Finkelstein: Israel will pretend that illegal annexation is a compromise

7 July 2020 — The Grayzone

Israeli PM Netanyahu will annex valuable West Bank land while pretending to be making a compromise, Norman Finkelstein says.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set a date of July 1st to begin Israel’s annexation of major parts of the Occupied West Bank. A group of 47 independent UN legal experts call the annexation plan “a vision of a 21st century apartheid.”

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Israel lobby loses latest appeal against American Studies Association

7 July 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Nora Barrows-Friedman

A woman holds a sign

Palestinians have called for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions due to their central role in Israel’s military occupation, settler-colony enterprise and weapons industry. – Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills

An incessant Israel lobby-backed attempt to censor and punish the American Studies Association over its support of an academic boycott of Israel has once again failed in court.

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In ‘Russian Bounty’ Story, Evidence-Free Claims From Nameless Spies Became Fact Overnight

4 July 2020 — FAIR

NYT: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

The New York Times (6/26/20) front-paged what “intelligence says”—while offering very little explanation of why they say they believe it, or why we should believe them.

Based upon a bombshell New York Times report (6/26/20), virtually the entire media landscape has been engulfed in the allegations that Russia is paying Taliban fighters bounties to kill US soldiers.

The Washington Post (6/27/20) and the Wall Street Journal (6/27/20) soon published similar stories, based on the same intelligence officials who refused to give their names, and did not appear to share any data or documents with the news organizations. “The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have confirmed our reporting,” tweeted the Times article’s lead author, Charlie Savage. The Post’s John Hudson seemed to back him up: “We have confirmed the New York Times scoop: A Russian military spy unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to attack coalition forces in Afghanistan,” he responded.

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Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings

6 July 2020 — Mint Press

“A Price on Your Head”

From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Vanessa Neumann accused four journalists of a “criminal conspiracy” to support Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. “There is a price on your head,” she threatened.

By Alan Macleod @AlanRMacLeod

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, Pandemic Edition (July 2020)

6 July 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

A special edition of Ecosocialist Bookshelf: six books we recommend for understanding the deadliest global health crisis of our time


Ecosocialist Bookshelf is an occasional feature. This edition focuses on viruses and health care, on capitalism’s failure to protect human health, and radical alternatives. 


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US claim of ‘Russian Bounty’ plot in Afghanistan is dubious and dangerous

6 July 2020 — The Grayzone

Max Blumenthal breaks down the “Russian bounty” story’s flaws and how it aims to prolong the war in Afghanistan — and uses Russiagate tactics to continue pushing the Democratic Party to the right (inc. transcript)

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