2021-07-28: News Headlines

Latino Rebels (2021-07-28). #ICYMI: The Powerful January 6 Testimony by a Dominican Immigrant Who Served in Iraq and Is Now a U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant. latinorebels.com "As a child in the Dominican Republic, I looked up to the United States as a land of opportunity and a place to better myself."

_____ (2021-07-28). Farmer Co-Ops Are Giving Latinx Communities Room To Grow. popularresistance.org On Sundays, Edith Alas Ortega travels 20 minutes from her home to a farm field in Henderson County, North Carolina, and takes a deep breath. "There's a mental and physical healing that happens out here," she said in Spanish. Ortega is one of five members of Tierra Fértil Coop—"fertile ground" in English—an agricultural, worker-owned cooperative for and by Latinx immigrants. The group—three Salvadoran and three Mexican immigrants—meet every week on their one-acre parcel in Hendersonville that provides vegetables for the families involved as well as enough for resale, with a focus on cultura…

Mision Verdad (2021-07-28). Dialogue Between Venezuelan Government and Opposition in Mexico: Perspectives and Demands. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad — Jul 27, 2021 | President Nicolás Maduro Moros recently stated that he is "ready" and willing to engage in a new round of talks and agreements with the Venezuelan opposition, this time to be held in Mexico. | President Maduro explained that preparations for holding a dialogue are advancing with the mediation of Mexico and other governments. "We are ready to set off for Mexico: the Bolivarian government delegation and the opposition delegates," said the president. "I hope that, in August, a dialogue, a negotiation of peace and reconciliation with the oppositions, can be carried out in Mexico…

teleSUR (2021-07-27). Mexico Sends the Second Ship With Humanitarian Aid for Cuba. telesurenglish.net The second shipment of humanitarian aid for Cuba departed from Mexico on Tuesday, as part of an initiative promoted by president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to help the Caribbean island tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The multipurpose ship Arm Libertador Bal-02 set sail towards Cuba, the second of three ships that Mexico has sent since July 26. The first one carried 100 million barrels of diesel that w…

_____ (2021-07-27). Biden Upholds Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back To Prison. popularresistance.org For her 65th birthday, Diana Marquez was grateful to be out of prison and celebrating with her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. They feasted on a smorgasbord of brisket, sushi and Mexican food. She was not allowed to leave the house, but she still felt blessed to celebrate the day surrounded by family rather than confined in a prison cell. | Marquez is one of over 4,000 people who were released from federal prison to home confinement under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to stem the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. The CARES Act prioritizes the release of people whose ag…

teleSUR (2021-07-27). Unesco Designates New World Heritage Sites in 5 Latam Countries. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) approved Tuesday the five World Heritage nominations submitted by Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and Mexico. | The first three were pending since last year when Unesco had to cancel its annual meeting due to conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, while those of Chile and Mexico were submitted in 2021. | RELATED: | The tropical ga…

Staff (2021-07-27). UNVACCINATED diners only: California restaurant says it's having fun watching 'heads explode' over mandatory no-vax policy. rt.com A California restaurant has refused to back down after being bombarded with negative press and customer reviews for posting a sign demanding that all diners provide proof that they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. | With vaccination status increasingly becoming a prerequisite to participate in many ordinary activities, one Huntington Beach eatery has decided to take a slightly different approach to granting privileges based on personal medical decisions. | On its storefront window, Basilico's Pasta e Vino taped a sign reading: "PROOF OF BEING UNVACCINATED REQUIRED. We have zero tolerance for treasono…

Michelle Chen (2021-07-27). You Can Work but Not Stay. progressive.org Immigrant rights activists are trying to convince elected officials that workers are essential enough to be given a path to citizenship.

Staff (2021-07-27). Biden says US 'combat mission' in Iraq will be over by year's end, but won't say how many troops to remain deployed. rt.com President Joe Biden said the US combat mission in Iraq will end this December, when Washington's role will shift to training local forces, but declined to say what will come of the 2,500 American troops still in the country | Speaking during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday, Biden

Staff (2021-07-27). Snowden skewers Big Tech, 'amoral' capital firms for enabling 'Insecurity Industry' & calls for urgent action before it's too late. rt.com Warning that companies that claim to protect national security are the "greatest danger" to it, Edward Snowden has urged the dismantling of this 'Insecurity Industry' by banning trade in intrusive software and penalizing enablers. | In a searing

Staff (2021-07-27). Intelligence forces arrest Mossad terrorist network in W Iran. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced on Tuesday that a network of the members of the Zionist regime's Spy Organization (Mossad) was arrested on the western border of the country.

ecns.cn (2021-07-27). Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, U.S. CDC director says. ecns.cn "The delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-27). U.S. rocked by more than 900 shooting incidents last week: media. ecns.cn More than 900 shooting incidents took place across the United States last week, according to ABC News.

ecns.cn (2021-07-27). Americans' optimism about country's direction drops nearly 20 points: poll. ecns.cn Americans' optimism about the direction of the country has dropped nearly 20 points, according to the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll.

ecns.cn (2021-07-27). Comicomment: U.S. 'cannot fool all the people all the time' over Fort Detrick. ecns.cn You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Staff (2021-07-27). US drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison. rt.com Daniel Hale, a former US Air Force intelligence analyst who leaked information about civilian deaths caused by drone strikes overseas, has been sentenced to almost four years in prison under the Espionage Act. | US District Judge Liam O'Grady passed the sentence on Tuesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, saying that the 45-month sentence was needed as a deterrent to others from disclosing government secrets. O'Grady told Hale he had other options than to share classified documents with a reporter. | Whistleblower Daniel Hale faces sentencing today for revealing the widespread murder of civilians by…

Maureen Skehan (2021-07-27). 'Justice for Haiti! Let revolutionary Cuba live!'. workers.org Boston A multinational, multigenerational, pro-socialist crowd, including Indigenous, Black, Latinx, immigrant rights, peace and justice, union, faith-based, youth, veterans, LGBTQ2S+ and disability rights organizers, converged at Park Street Station, Boston, July 24, for a militant and unified "People's Speak Out and Rally" to demand "No U$ Intervention in Haiti, Reparations . . . |

Staff (2021-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2021. democracynow.org California & New York City to Require Workers to Get Vaccine or Weekly Tests, CDC: Florida Accounts for One in Five of All U.S. COVID Cases, Study: Lifting of Eviction Moratoriums Resulted in Over 10,000 COVID Deaths, Tokyo Reports Record Number of COVID Cases as It Hosts Olympics, Protesters Denounce "Coup" as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab, U.S. Troops to Remain in Iraq, But Biden Says "Combat Mission" Is Ending, 57 Feared Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libya, Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza Assault, Lebanese Billionaire Tapped to Be Next Prime Minister, U.S. Sends Over 2 Doze…

_____ (2021-07-27). 'Vile': Biden DHS to Turn Away Migrant Families Under 'Expedited Removal' Policy. commondreams.org Three decades after the Soviet empire headed for the exit, is it possible that the far more powerful American one is ever so chaotically heading in the same direction?

Titleliving on a Newly Unrecognizable Planet (2021-07-27). Living on a Newly Unrecognizable Planet. commondreams.org "This administration continues to seek efficiency over safety and due process for migrant families."

Staff (2021-07-27). By acknowledging America can't stop the pipeline, Biden's Nord Stream 2 deal seals the end of the Washington-centric world order. rt.com The new agreement between the US and Germany was supposed to show the West was united behind American leadership across the globe. Instead, the deal lays bare the emerging fault lines in a rapidly changing multi-polar world. | Clothed in the usual unifying language of upholding common values and confronting Russia, the pact was published last week to great fanfare and harsh criticism at the same time. The US agreed to give its "permission" for the gas pipeline, in exchange for concessions from Germany. Berlin has committed to a one-off payment of $175 million to fund Ukraine's transition to greener energy, and…

sputniknews (2021-07-27). Iran's Intelligence Ministry Says It Has Shattered Mossad Sleeper Cell Plotting Mass Unrest. sputniknews.com Iran and Israel have no relations to speak of, and have waged a decades-long covert war involving cyberattacks, sabotage strikes against one another's commercial shipping, the assassination of nearly a dozen Iranian nuclear scientists by Israeli agents, and more.

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2021-07-27: News Headlines

Michelle Chen (2021-07-27). You Can Work but Not Stay. progressive.org Immigrant rights activists are trying to convince elected officials that workers are essential enough to be given a path to citizenship.

Staff (2021-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2021. democracynow.org California & New York City to Require Workers to Get Vaccine or Weekly Tests, CDC: Florida Accounts for One in Five of All U.S. COVID Cases, Study: Lifting of Eviction Moratoriums Resulted in Over 10,000 COVID Deaths, Tokyo Reports Record Number of COVID Cases as It Hosts Olympics, Protesters Denounce "Coup" as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab, U.S. Troops to Remain in Iraq, But Biden Says "Combat Mission" Is Ending, 57 Feared Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libya, Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza Assault, Lebanese Billionaire Tapped to Be Next Prime Minister, U.S. Sends Over 2 Doze…

Sophia Tareen (2021-07-26). Health care for older immigrants experiences momentum among states. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live …

Staff (2021-07-26). AMLO Wants OAS Replaced with a Body 'Not a Lackey to Anyone' — President Maduro Agrees (CELAC). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, July 24, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed the creation of a body for regional integration for Latin America and the Caribbean to replace the US-dominated Organization of American States (OAS). He made this comment on the occasion of the commemoration ceremony of 238th anniversary of the birth of the Liberator Simón Bolívar. | "The proposal is neither more nor less than to build something similar to the European Union, but based on our history, our reality and our identities," said López Obrador at the summit of foreign affairs ministers of the Community of Latin American…

Staff (2021-07-26). President Maduro Announces that Dialogue in Mexico Could Include the US. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro disclosed some of the advances that have been achieved regarding the dialogue that the Venezuelan government will carry out with various sectors of the opposition, with the support of Norway and Mexico. During an interview on Telesur this Saturday, July 24, the president indicated that this negotiation mechanism to be held in Mexico is planned for the month of August. The government of Norway will participate in the dialogue. He did not rule out the participation of other countries, including the United States. | "I hope that in the month of August, with the support of the gove…

Staff (2021-07-26). Arreaza: Mexico Ensures that CELAC Does Not Meet the Same Fate as UNASUR. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, congratulated Mexico's work as a fundamental part in the functioning of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). | During his speech, Arreaza pointed out that this country has played an important role in creating a space for dialogue. Meanwhile it has prevented CELAC from becoming a hub for the interests of right-wing Latino governments, as happened to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), explained news agency AVN. | "We believe that Mexico has done a great job," Arreaza explained. "In these years of difficulty in the pandemic, we b…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-26). The Defense of the Cuban Revolution is a Struggle Against Fascism. libya360.wordpress.com José Luis Granados Ceja (@GranadosCeja) Members of the National Federation of Revolutionary Students "Rafael Ramirez" demonstrate in support of the Cuban Revolution and against US imperialism in front of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico, July 17, 2021. (José Luis Granados Ceja) Both Republican and Democrat administrations are willing to work with far-right actors…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-26). NATO's legacy in Libya lingers on. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com At least 57 migrants die in shipwreck off Libyan coast At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the central Mediterranean, the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, Trend reports citing Reuters. "According to survivors brought to shore by fishermen and …

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