2024-07-13: News Headlines

John Mullen, Green Left. (2024-07-13). French Elections: Anti-Fascist Victory And Deep Political Crisis. popularresistance.org Many thousands of anti-fascists celebrated all night in rallies around the country on July 7, as the news came through of the second round election results in France. | It had been widely feared that the far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National, RN), led by Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella, would be forming a government this week. Instead they were beaten back into third place, with 143 MPs (including their close allies). The left electoral alliance, New Popular Front (NFP), came first with 182 MPs (and they can count on the 13 "other Lefts" to vote with them). Macron's group got 168. A parliamentary maj…

Sara Flounders, Workers. (2024-07-13). Resistance Rockets, Drones And Tunnels Vs Billion-Dollar Weapons. popularresistance.org Using creative tactics, the Resistance to U.S.-Israeli terror is causing frustration and reversals for the oppressors. Consider the following: | CNN reported June 22 that the U.S. will support Israel in the event of a war with Hezbollah with everything it has. | U.S. officials publicly reassured top Israeli officials at a series of meetings in Washington, D.C., on June 20 that if a full-out war were to break out between Israel and Hezbollah, the Biden administration is fully prepared to back its ally. | The U.S. officials gave the assurances in person to a delegation of Israeli security officials, including Natio…

Jill Clark-Gollub, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-07-13). US Exploits Animosity Towards Migrants To Demonize Socialist Countries. popularresistance.org The Republican party has been waging a blatantly racist campaign to criminalize migrants. Instead of pushing back on that narrative, the party that purports to be for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Democrats) is exploiting this racist anger to discredit a country it has targeted for regime change—Nicaragua—apparently for not sufficiently suppressing the rights of migrants. As Congresswoman Maria Salazar (R-FL) told a Biden administration representative at a recent hearing, "We agree on the end goal." This is part of a relentless campaign to punish countries that dare to resist Washington's agenda w…

Daniel Borgstrà∂m (2024-07-13). Popcorn, Pizza and the Theater of Debate. dissidentvoice.org As the evening of June 27, 2024 approached, I wondered if the debate was really going to happen. For months now, we'd been seeing videos of President Joe Biden spacing out, drifting off into a fog at official events. At the G7, he'd wandered off and Italian PM Meloni had to gently guide him back; …

Finian Cunningham (2024-07-13). U.S. divide and rule no more… Washington's Gulf allies embrace Iran. dissidentvoice.org In a sign of major geopolitical realignment, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states sent warm congratulations to Iran on its newly elected President Masoud Pezeshkian. Saudi King Salman welcomed the news of Iran's election winner last weekend and said he hoped that the two Persian Gulf nations would continue developing their relations "between our …

Peoples Dispatch (2024-07-13). Biden's aid pier in Gaza to shut down after 2 months of operation. peoplesdispatch.org The troubled project is set to close down after less than two months since installation, without addressing any concerns around ongoing genocide in Gaza…

geo.tv (2024-07-13). European leaders defend Biden amid criticism after NATO summit gaffes. geo.tv US President Joe Biden answers questions about Israel after speaking about the Special Counsel report at the White House in Washington, on February 8, 2024. — AFP The European leaders has tendered their support for US President Joe Biden following the gaffes he made at…

UMMID (2024-07-13). Will Trump's return to White House save Netanyahu? ummid.com Many political analysts believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is buying time in Gaza and Lebanon with the hope that Donald Trump returns to the White House, following the next November elections.

newleftreview (2024-07-13). Rashid Khalidi: The Neck and The Sword. newleftreview.org Rashid Khalidi and Tariq Ali discuss the political and intellectual history of the Palestinian national movement, its fraught entanglement with neighbouring Arab regimes, the realities of the 'peace process', Israel's grip on the Biden Administration and the strategic calculations—or miscalculations—of Hamas.

Sara Flounders (2024-07-13). As NATO meets, Israel bombs four schools in four days. workers.org Resist NATO demonstration during NATO Summit, Washington, D.C., July 7, 2024. As the NATO military alliance was meeting in Washington, D.C., Israel bombed four schools in Gaza in four days. At the invitation of President Joe Biden, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz attended the NATO Summit. Israel's latest bombing of . . . |

Editor (2024-07-13). A Biden Effort to Conserve Oceans Is Leaving Out Indigenous Peoples, Report Finds. scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-07-13). "Project 2025" is just "Project 1981" scheerpost.com While "Project 2025" has sent many liberals into a panicked frenzy regarding the prospects of a potential second Trump administration, it shares the same foreign policy prescriptions that Democrats have been pursuing for at least the last four years. Further, some of its goals have been being pursued by conservatives since as far back as the Reagan administration.

Editor (2024-07-13). Biden or Not, U.S. Policy on Palestine Stays the Same. scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-07-13). Jul 13, 2024. sitrepworld.info VOCES8: Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré Fredwitz on War II, by Fred Reed Operation DAWN, by Scott Ritter Why Is the West Preparing for War? by Paul Craig Roberts The Mainstream Worldview Is A Mass-Produced Artificial Psychosis, by Caitlin Johnstone Is the first amendment "out of control"? by el gato malo, Tim Wu The Moral & Strategic Bankruptcy of US Policy in Gaza and Ukraine, by John Mearsheimer Richard Falk Is "Deeply Pessimistic About the Future of the Country," by Kevin Barrett Biden: Strategic Projections of Confidence, by Yves Smith Biden Praises 'Vice President Trump' During…

guest author (2024-07-13). What a difference a debate makes. workers.org [President] Joseph Biden's recent performance at the nationally televised debates with former U.S. President Donald Trump left many TV viewers stunned and in a state of shock, for Biden seemed befuddled, out of his element and looking like a deer caught in headlights. He had periods when he was inaudible . . . |

Americans United Separation Church & State (2024-07-13). Saturday 7/20: Unmasking Christian Nationalism as Dangerous to Democracy. indybay.org Online: www.mobilize.us/au/event/627769/

Phil Pasquini (2024-07-13). Activists Protest NATO — While Biden Seeks Union Support. indybay.org In a city snarled with traffic and security barriers related to hosting the 75th anniversary of NATO and attendant summit, President Biden started his day this morning by meeting with national union leaders at the AFL-CIO headquarters near the White House. As Biden seeks union endorsements, the call for him to step aside continues to grow.

geo.tv (2024-07-13). Donald Trump's social media ban ends as Meta reinstates accounts. geo.tv This combination of images shows former US president Donald Trump and the billboard showing the Meta logo. — Reuters/FilesTrump's Facebook, Instagram accounts were suspended indefinitely.Ban imposed on Trump's social media accounts after Jan 6 attack.US presidential candidates are same as…

geo.tv (2024-07-13). Biden stands firm on campaign trail amid mounting pressure to step aside. geo.tv US President Joe Biden gestures as he attends a campaign event at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan, US, July 12, 2024. — ReutersBiden rejects speculation of quitting the US presidential race."I am running and we're going to win!," Biden tells supporters. Urges media…

geo.tv (2024-07-13). What will happen at Republican National Convention 2024. geo.tv Republican presidential candidate and former US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire, US, November 11, 2023. — ReutersAs the US Presidential Elections are held every four years in November. the Republicans and the Democrats conduct televised…

geo.tv (2024-07-13). Elon Musk donates to group backing Trump in US elections 2024. geo.tv Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Republican candidate Donald Trump gesture during separate events. — Reuters/FileTesla CEO Elon Musk donated to a political group working to elect Republican candidate Donald Trump in the upcoming US elections, as per a report by Bloomberg on Friday….

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-07-13). Video: Biden Gets "His Countries Mixed Up" At NATO Summit, Introduces Zelensky as Putin. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-07-13). Biden's press conference and the war hysteria of American imperialism. wsws.org Far more significant than the semi-senility of Biden is the political madness expressed in his policies and his statements, a madness shared by the entire ruling class political establishment.

UMMID (2024-07-13). Alarming surge in crimes against Muslims after 2024 LS Polls: APCR. ummid.com Crimes against Muslims have increased in India after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha election on June 4, 2024, Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) said in a report.

Agence France-Presse (2024-07-13). Biden attacks Trump at Detroit rally, says 'I am running and we're going to win'. scmp.com 'Americans want a president not a dictator,' Biden told supporters as more Democrats urged him to quit the US presidential race.

Reuters (2024-07-13). Restrictions on Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts to be rolled back. scmp.com Americans should be able to hear from all US presidential nominees on the same basis, parent company Meta says.

newleftreview (2024-07-13). Tony Wood: Mexico in Flux. newleftreview.org Against the rightward trend of the Old World, countries in Latin America continue to favour governments of the left. The resounding mandate for Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico's presidential election confirms Morena's hegemony within the new party system. Where exactly on the political map should its project be placed?

noemail (2024-07-13). Biden signs into law bill enhancing US support for Tibet. devdiscourse.com President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill which enhances US support for Tibet and promotes dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the dispute over the status and governance of the remote Himalayan region.

Eric Toussaint (2024-07-13). Europe is turning black and brown. cadtm.org How should we interpret the results of the EU parliamentary elections?
| In Croatia the voter turnout was only 21.35%
| The first observation: in the EU elections held in all 27 member countries between 6 and 9 June 2024, voter turnout was once again very low. The average for the entire European Union was 51%. But keep in mind that countries where voting is compulsory also figure into the calculation of that average — for example Belgium, where voter turnout was 90%. Without those countries, (…) | – | /…

newarab (2024-07-13). Deadpool actor Rob Delaney slams Israel's war on Gaza. newarab.com American comedian and actor Rob Delaney has highlighted the plight of Speaking on the 10 July episode of show '

aljazeera (2024-07-13). 'I'm not going anywhere,' Biden tells Michigan voters amid Gaza protests. aljazeera.com US president sought to reassure voters in the key battleground state that he is a better option than Donald Trump.

UMMID (2024-07-13). France Election Results 2024: No clear winner, Macron asks PM to stay. ummid.com French President Emmanuel Macron Monday asked incumbent Prime Minister Gabriel Attal to stay in office after the 2024 legislative elections in France ended without a clear winner.

presstv.ir (2024-07-13). Leftists lead in French legislative elections, no party wins absolute majority. presstv.ir A left-wing coalition leads in French legislative elections, with no party winning an absolute majority,…

ecns.cn (2024-07-13). Biden's high-stakes presser generates mixed response. ecns.cn US Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said after the news conference that he hopes Biden will step away from his campaign.

presstv.ir (2024-07-13). Lowest turnout in UK general elections since universal suffrage: Report. presstv.ir A UK think tank reports the lowest turnout in UK general elections since universal suffrage began a century ago.

presstv.ir (2024-07-13). 'He's the devil', Trump critics speak out against Supreme Court immunity ruling. presstv.ir Protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court after it recognized that ex-presidents have immunity from prosecution for certain actions taken in office.

Ellis Cashmore (2024-07-13). Do Celebrity Endorsements Help or Hurt Politicians? fairobserver.com "I am not here to tell you how to think," Oprah Winfrey told a 10,000-strong crowd at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. "I am here to tell you to think." It was December 2007, eight months before Barack Obama was selected as the Democratic presidential candidate and 11 months before he won…

aljazeera (2024-07-13). The French left faces a hostile media. aljazeera.com In France, a shock election win for the left was no thanks to French media.

A a (2024-07-13). It's that time again: MSM Launches "Muh Russia" election narrative as brands collude to silence dissent. strategic-culture.su

Wee Kek Koon (2024-07-13). Joe Biden's age in perspective — at 81, China's oldest imperial ruler gave up the throne. scmp.com Whether Trump or Biden wins, they will be the oldest US president inaugurated. At 81, the Democratic candidate is the same age as China's oldest imperial ruler when they gave up the throne.

Bloomberg (2024-07-13). Elon Musk donates to Donald Trump, tapping vast fortune to swing US presidential race. scmp.com The world's richest person is said to have contributed a sizeable amount to a Super PAC working to help the Republican candidate beat Biden.

Mark Magnier (2024-07-13). For Asian-Americans, 2024 US presidential election stirs anxiety over what is at stake. scmp.com Litany of fears cited as politicians ramp up anti-China rhetoric and AI disinformation campaigns grow ever more sophisticated.

aljazeera (2024-07-13). Meta lifts restrictions on Trump's Facebook, Instagram accounts. aljazeera.com Social media giant says Americans should be able to hear from the nominees running for US president.

UMMID (2024-07-13). OFSS Inter 1st Merit List 2024, Intimation Letter Published. ummid.com Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has released OFSS Inter 2024 1st Selection List or Merit List of students who have applied for admission in Class 11 (Intermediate) for the academicyear 2024-25 through Online Facilitation System For Students website www.ofssbihar.info.

Susan Jaffe (2024-07-13). World Report] Doctors on call for the Biden campaign. thelancet.com Health-care workers are urging Americans to support the Democratic candidates for president and vice president, emphasising the health issues at stake. Susan Jaffe reports.

UMMID (2024-07-13). Saffronisation of Political Landscape in Kerala. ummid.com The message from the 2024 Parliament Election is loud and clear – if any of the UDF or LDF coalition falters, the BJP is ready and prepared to fill the gap in Kerala.

APR editor (2024-07-13). A surprising litmus test for Kanaky New Caledonia's independence parties. asiapacificreport.nz ANALYSIS: By Denise Fisher The voters in the second round of France's national elections last weekend staved off an expected shift to the far-right. But the result in the Pacific territory Kanaky New Caledonia was also in many ways historic. Of the two assembly representatives decided, a position fell on either side of the deep…

presstv.ir (2024-07-13). Pyongyang pans NATO's anti-North Korea declaration. presstv.ir North Korea censures NATO countries after they released an anti-Pyongyang declaration at the bloc's latest summit.

noemail (2024-07-13). Deeply Democratic Milwaukee wrestles with hosting Trump, Republican National Convention. devdiscourse.com Milwaukee loves its Miller Beer, Brewers baseball and "Bronze Fonz" statue. The deepest blue city in swing state Wisconsin, Milwaukee also loves Democrats.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-07-13). Comunidad internacional saluda victoria de Sheinbaum en México. telesurtv.net Xiomara Castro dijo que acordó con Sheinbaum "trabajar juntas por la unidad de Latinoamérica y el Caribe".

Staff (2024-07-13). ´C'est la tradition républicaine ª: Dominique de Villepin estime que la gauche doit former un nouveau gouvernement. defenddemocracy.press L'ancien Premier ministre a estimé jeudi que le Nouveau Front populaire, arrivé en tête aux législatives, devait former un nouveau gouvernement. Mais la coalition des partis de gauche, minoritaire à l'Assemblée nationale, risque de se trouver selon lui ´ devant une dure réalité ª. Le 11 juillet 2024 Il invoque ´ la tradition républicaine ª. L'ancien Premier ministre de …

teleSUR, odr, SH (2024-07-13). Autoridades dominicanas colocan a 25 provincias en alerta verde. telesurtv.net El COE aumenta 14 provincias y al Distrito Nacional en alerta amarilla debido a una masa de aire húmeda dejada por una onda tropical en el país caribeño.

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2024-07-12: News Headlines

John Parker, Black Agenda Report. (2024-07-12). Illegal Sale Of Palestinian Land Embraced By Biden, Governors, Mayors And City Council. popularresistance.org On Sunday June 23rd there was a sale of Palestinian land in Los Angeles, California. The promotional materials included a photograph that looked a lot like Gaza's shores. According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that fits the image of Zionists wanting to clear out the land for more settlers — an ethnic cleansing operation of murder and starvation against the entire population of Gaza and the West Bank. | Although the sale was held at Adas Torah synagogue, the event was not a worship service. It was a venue that was hosting the My Home in Israel real estate agency which promotes prospective ho…

Medea Benjamin (2024-07-12). Similar to Biden, NATO Is Aged and Unfit for Leadership. dissidentvoice.org U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington D.C. on July 11, 2024. Photo credit: Getty Images. As NATO wrapped up its Summit and Biden held a crucial press conference, the media frenzy continued to focus on Biden's age and cognitive abilities. Is he …

Betsey Piette, Workers World. (2024-07-12). NEA Educators For Palestine Call On Union To Un-Endorse Biden. popularresistance.org Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Hundreds of educators held a pro-Palestine rally outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on July 3. They were participating in the National Education Association Representative Assembly, where they planned to introduce 10 New Business items (NBIs) involving education around Palestine, U.S. military spending in support of Israel, support for boycotts targeting Israel and solidarity with Palestinian unions and with teachers in the U.S. engaged in protests against the genocide in Gaza. | The rally was called by NEA Educators for Palestine, who are also pushing the U.S.

Staff (2024-07-12). Israeli army, Shin Bet say they killed deputy commander of Hamas' Shujaiyeh Battalion. haaretz.com IDF reservist killed in Hezbollah drone attack in northern Israel ‚ñ Missiles fall in northern Israel, cause power outage ‚ñ Israel, Egypt discuss anti-smuggling surveillance system on Gaza-Egypt border in cease-fire talks ‚ñ Biden: Gaps remain between Israel and Hamas, but we're making progress ‚ñ Two missiles fell in northern town of Metula causing power outage, regional council says…

UMMID (2024-07-12). Will Trump's return to White House save Netanyahu? ummid.com Many political analysts believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is buying time in Gaza and Lebanon with the hope that Donald Trump returns to the White House, following the next November elections.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-07-12). Running on Empty. counterpunch.org When people say, "Joe Biden's a decent man," what Biden are they talking about? The man who befriended Strom Thurmond, the man who treated Anita Hill dismissively, the man who plagiarized Neil Kinnock's speeches, the man who crafted the most punitive and racist crime laws of the 20th Century, the man who voted for the Iraq war and armed a genocide?

Mitchell Plitnick (2024-07-12). Biden or not, U.S. policy on Palestine stays the same. mondoweiss.net Realistic contenders to replace Biden won't be better on Palestine than Genocide Joe. And when it comes to Dems and Republicans, you pick your poison, but there's no healthy choice.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2024-07-12). Yemen Warms to Russia Amid Plans for Scorched Earth Policy Against Israel. mintpressnews.com With Yemen fortifying its defenses and Russia offering support, the U.S. faces a growing crisis in the Red Sea. Are Biden and Trump ignoring a looming war?

Binoy Kampmark (2024-07-12). "We Love you Joe, but…": Hollywood's Advice to President Biden. dissidentvoice.org There is something to be said about ignoring actors. They assume roles, quite literally, camouflage themselves in scripts where personalities are created, and behave accordingly. Given that they are paid liars, their political promptings should be treated with caution. It is no accident that much the same thing can be said about the members of …

The Media Line Staff (2024-07-12). Biden Pushes for Immediate End to Israel-Gaza War, Urges Against Occupation. themedialine.org

newarab (2024-07-12). Scores of bodies found as Israel withdraws from Gaza City. newarab.com Around 60 bodies were found under the rubble of The upsurge in fighting, bombardment and displacement in the eastern district of Shujaiya came as talks were held in mediator US President Joe Biden told reporters that his admi…

newarab (2024-07-12). No time for Biden to broker Israel-Saudi deal before US election. newarab.com The window for US President Joe Biden to broker a normalisation deal between According to a Democratic lawmaker and a senior Republican Senate aide, a normalisation deal can not be reached before November. | Saudi Arabia is currently demanding that Israel agree to establish a future Palestinian s…

Editor (2024-07-12). Jul 12, 2024. sitrepworld.info Loreena McKennitt — Penelope's Song Western capitalists are drawing humanity into nuclear annihilation. Stop them! by Dave DeCamp We Are NATO. and We're Comin' to Get ya, by Pepe Escobar Europeans are prisoners of the Western political "center"! by Hugo Dionísio Can the West Survive Democracy or Is Democracy the Last Recourse of the West? by Paul Craig Roberts Haaretz says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on 10/7. In the U.S. media: silence, by James North 'Enough with Double Standards' — Spanish Leader Slams West's Hypocrisy in Gaza The Truth Lover's Prayer, by Caitlin J…

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Report shows lowest turnout in UK general election since universal suffrage. aljazeera.com Voter turnout was 10 percent lower in areas with the most Muslims as Israel's war on Gaza remains a key issue.

newarab (2024-07-12). Biden: Gaza war should end now and Israel must not occupy Gaza. newarab.com US President Joe Biden said on Thursday the "That framework is now agreed on by both Israel and Hamas…

Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. (2024-07-12). Tracking Dissent: US Officials Who Have Resigned Over The War On Gaza. popularresistance.org Support from President Joe Biden's administration for the Israeli government's war on Gaza has resulted in an unprecedented surge of dissent within United States agencies. | Several officials and military officers have resigned in opposition since the Israeli military launched a massive bombardment after Hamas fighters stormed Israel on October 7, 2023. | During the week of July 4, 2024, 12 individuals who resigned released a unified statement of opposition. | "America's diplomatic cover for, and continuous flow of arms to, Israel has ensured our undeniable complicity in the killings and forced starvation of a be…

Ben Samuels (2024-07-12). Biden: There's lots in retrospect I wish I had been able to convince the Israelis to do during Gaza war. haaretz.com At NATO summit press conference, U.S. president says Israel cannot reoccupy Gaza after defeating Hamas, calls Netanyahu's cabinet the 'most conservative' in country's history…

newarab (2024-07-12). Deadpool actor Rob Delaney slams Israel's war on Gaza. newarab.com American comedian and actor Rob Delaney has highlighted the plight of Speaking on the 10 July episode of show '

Sean Mathews (2024-07-12). US considers fresh legal bid questioning ICC jurisdiction over Israel. middleeasteye.net US considers fresh legal bid questioning ICC jurisdiction over Israel | Exclusive: Secretary of State Antony Blinken directly lobbied UK foreign minister against dropping the ICC challenge | | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks with US president Joe Biden during the working ses…

newleftreview (2024-07-12). Rashid Khalidi: The Neck and The Sword. newleftreview.org Rashid Khalidi and Tariq Ali discuss the political and intellectual history of the Palestinian national movement, its fraught entanglement with neighbouring Arab regimes, the realities of the 'peace process', Israel's grip on the Biden Administration and the strategic calculations—or miscalculations—of Hamas.

MEE staff (2024-07-12). Biden says Israel has occasionally been 'less than cooperative' when allowing aid to Gaza. middleeasteye.net Biden says Israel has occasionally been 'less than cooperative' when allowing aid to Gaza | The Nato summit speech comes as Israel continues bombing all areas of the Gaza Strip | | US President Joe Biden speaking at the 75th anniversary Nato Summit in Washington, DC on 11 July 2024 (Reuters/Leah Mil…

newarab (2024-07-12). Cairo conference ends with Sudan's road to peace uncertain. newarab.com Rival Sudanese stakeholders The meeting brought together the army-aligned Democratic Bloc, which includes several militant groups and civilian political organisations, and the neutral Coordination of Civil Democratic Forces, also known as Taqaddum. | D…

newarab (2024-07-12). Imran Khan's party wins reserved seats in Pakistan's parliament. newarab.com Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party candidates contested the Feb. 8 election as independents after it was barred from the polls. They won the most seats but the election commission said independe…

newarab (2024-07-12). Biden mistakenly refers to Zelenskiy as Putin, corrects himself. newarab.com US President Joe Biden on Thursday mistakenly referred to Ukrainian President "And now I want to hand it over to the president of Ukraine, who has as much courage as he has determination, ladies and gentlemen, Pres…

Lisa Xu, Labor Notes. (2024-07-12). Grocery Workers File Union Democracy Lawsuit. popularresistance.org Members seeking to transform the United Food and Commercial Workers have added a new weapon to their arsenal: legal action. | Grocery workers Kyong Barry (Local 3000 in Washington) and Iris Scott (Local 1459 in Massachusetts) sued the UFCW April 19 over the undemocratic representation of members at the UFCW Convention, which takes place every five years. | There are several charges, but the crux of the lawsuit is that delegates are apportioned across locals in such a way as to deny members equal voice. A favorable ruling would enable reformers in other unions to sue on the same basis. | The UFCW is the fifth-larg…

Larry Johnson (2024-07-12). Biden's Exit, When, Not If. sonar21.com Hollywood A-Listers at Biden Fundraiser | Before giving you the update on the stumbling Alzheimer's/Parkinson's patient that inhabits the White House, you will notice some cosmetic changes taking place at SONAR21. Thanks to one of my talented readers, who has volunteered his skill and experience in polishing up blogs and websites, we are collaborating on making the visual presentation of the material more accessible. If you encounter any glitches or problems please let me know. | Within the last twenty four hours there have been two key developments in social media that spell the end of Biden's Presidency. The…

Griffin Eckstein (2024-07-12). Nevada GOP Officials' Refusal to Certify Election Results Is "Unlawful," Says AG. truthout.org Republican Nevada county officials are joining the election disinformation crusade a few months early. On Tuesday, the Washoe County Commissioner Board voted 3-2 against certifying the results of an official recount of contests from Nevada's June 9 primary, in a move slammed by the state's attorney general as undemocratic. The two races, a county commissioner district and a school board… |

Sasha Abramsky (2024-07-12). Biden's Refusal to Step Down Could Spell Disaster for Down-Ballot Democrats. truthout.org New polling data out this week suggests that President Joe Biden's increasingly tenuous candidacy risks shredding down-ballot Democrats' hopes of retaining the Senate and winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives this autumn. The Cook Political Report reported on Tuesday that momentum is building for the GOP and away from the Democratic Party in six states… |

Chris Walker (2024-07-12). Biden Aims to Stay in Race Until Polls Say He Can't Win, He Says During Presser. truthout.org All eyes were on President Joe Biden Thursday evening as the Democratic presidential nominee delivered remarks at a press conference, determined to show that he is capable of running a successful campaign for president against his GOP rival, former President Donald Trump. Biden's performance at the presser, which took place on the final day of the NATO summit in Washington D.C. |

ecns.cn (2024-07-12). Three Gorges Dam opens floodgates. ecns.cn The Three Gorges Dam has opened its flood discharge gates for the first time this year, with the aim of alleviating flood control concerns upstream of the world's largest hydropower project as the rain shifts westward along the Yangtze River.

ecns.cn (2024-07-12). China issues white paper on marine eco-environmental protection. ecns.cn China's State Council Information Office released a white paper titled "Marine Eco-Environmental Protection in China" on Thursday, shedding light on the country's comprehensive governance of key sea areas, such as the Bohai Sea, the Yangtze River Estuary-Hangzhou Bay, and the Pearl River Estuary.

Eric Toussaint (2024-07-12). Europe is turning black and brown. cadtm.org How should we interpret the results of the EU parliamentary elections?
| In Croatia the voter turnout was only 21.35%
| The first observation: in the EU elections held in all 27 member countries between 6 and 9 June 2024, voter turnout was once again very low. The average for the entire European Union was 51%. But keep in mind that countries where voting is compulsory also figure into the calculation of that average — for example Belgium, where voter turnout was 90%. Without those countries, (…) | – | /…

Richard D. Wolff (2024-07-12). Tariffs Don't Protect Jobs. Don't Be Fooled. counterpunch.org Both Trump and Biden imposed high tariffs on imported products made in China and other countries. Those impositions broke with and departed from the previous half century's policies favoring "free trade" (less or minimal government intervention in international markets). Free trade policies facilitated "globalization," the euphemism for…

Matthew Stevenson (2024-07-12). Biden's Dog Day Afternoon. counterpunch.org If the presidential race were a hostage situation—as it must seem to most voters—President Joe Biden would be barricaded inside a bank or maybe the White House, telling negotiators (think of the editorial board of the New York Times or perhaps Senate hopeful Adam Schiff, each pleading into a bullhorn): "I ain't coming out."

Democracy Now! (2024-07-12). Democracy Now! 2024-07-12 Friday. democracynow.org Democracy Now! Friday, July 12, 2024 | Democracy Now! Friday, July 12, 2024…

geo.tv (2024-07-12). 'I'm the most qualified person to run for president,' says Biden. geo.tv US President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at the close of the 75th NATO Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on July 11, 2024. — AFP | This picture shows Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as he listens to US President Joe Biden speak at a Ukraine Compact meeting, on the sidelines of the NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington, July 11, 2024. — Reuters | Iran's acting for…

Global Research News (2024-07-12). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca Peter Koenig, July 9, 2024 | Lee Turner, Ju…

Americans United Separation Church & State (2024-07-12). Saturday 7/20: Unmasking Christian Nationalism as Dangerous to Democracy. indybay.org Online: www.mobilize.us/au/event/627769/

Red Wine & Blue (2024-07-12). Monday 7/15: Project 2025: How Christian Nationalism Threatens Our Democracy w/ Heather Cox Richardson. indybay.org Zoom: redwine-blue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e-XCH1TZQyiBlWxT61gANg#/registration

Phil Pasquini (2024-07-12). Activists Protest NATO — While Biden Seeks Union Support. indybay.org In a city snarled with traffic and security barriers related to hosting the 75th anniversary of NATO and attendant summit, President Biden started his day this morning by meeting with national union leaders at the AFL-CIO headquarters near the White House. As Biden seeks union endorsements, the call for him to step aside continues to grow.

Luke Savage (2024-07-12). The Biden Problem Has Been Years In The Making. levernews.com

Arjun Singh (2024-07-12). How DNC Delegates Could Oust Biden. levernews.com

Sean Mathews (2024-07-12). US post-war Gaza plans collide with President Biden's faltering campaign. middleeasteye.net US post-war Gaza plans collide with President Biden's faltering campaign | Biden administration needs buy-in from key Middle East partners to achieve policy goals, but some are already betting on a Trump presidency | | US President Joe Biden steps out of his motorcade to board Air Force One…

MEE correspondent (2024-07-12). Iranian press review: Lawyer supportive of new president jailed one day after election. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Lawyer supportive of new president jailed one day after election | Meanwhile, a campaign to remove Tehran's mayor gains renewed public attention, and political prisoners warn of a post-election surge in executions | | A woman holds a picture of Iranian r…

Kevin B. Anderson (2024-07-12). Unexpected result of French election bars a neofascist victory, constituting a moral as well as a political victory for the Left. mronline.org As French parliamentary elections pushed the leftist New Popular Front into first place, a pleasant sort of shock greeted revolutionary and progressive-minded people in France and around the world who had feared the triumph of the neofascist National Rally party.

Alexis Sterling (2024-07-12). Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024 race. nationofchange.org New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Dennis Broe (2024-07-12). Macron's neoliberalism moved country toward fascist abyss, leading to left's surge in support. peoplesworld.org PARIS—"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold" wrote Yeats in "The Second Coming," but he might as well have been covering the just completed French elections. The mainstream media are describing the mixed results of the National Assembly, the principal French lawmaking body, as "hung" or even validating President Emmanuel Macron's judgment to call a …

Hank Kennedy (2024-07-12). Is the U.S. addicted to war? So says Joel Andreas in comic book form. peoplesworld.org $2.5 trillion dollars. That's the amount the United States currently spends on war, per a recent mailer I received from the War Resisters League. This number, is an increase of over $200 billion since last year, despite the end of the long-running war in Afghanistan and the replacement of the bellicose Donald Trump with supposedly …

John Wojcik, Mark Gruenberg (2024-07-12). Biden coherent in outlining all the worst goals of U.S. imperialism. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—At a press conference Thursday night, a determined President Joe Biden vowed to stay in this year's race against presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump, even as calls for his withdrawal increase, especially from lawmakers worried about the effect of his problems on down-ballot races. In the main part of his press conference, when discussing the …

Frida Garza, Ayurella Horn-Muller (2024-07-12). Biden admin unveils first-ever heat protections for workers. peoplesworld.org Just a few months before the 2024 U.S. presidential election, the Biden administration appears to be accelerating its timeline to finalize a regulation that could protect 36 million workers from the harmful effects of exposure to extreme heat. On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, released the draft text of a proposed rule on …

presstv.ir (2024-07-12). 'He's the devil', Trump critics speak out against Supreme Court immunity ruling. presstv.ir Protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court after it recognized that ex-presidents have immunity from prosecution for certain actions taken in office.

presstv.ir (2024-07-12). Leftists lead in French legislative elections, no party wins absolute majority. presstv.ir A left-wing coalition leads in French legislative elections, with no party winning an absolute majority,…

ptcnews.tv (2024-07-12). Biden's twin gaffes at NATO: Calls Volodymyr Zelensky as Putin, Kamala Harris as Trump. ptcnews.tv Biden's twin gaffes at NATO: At a NATO event on Thursday, US President Joe Biden accidentally called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy "President Putin." This slip-up has raised further concerns about Biden's age and ability to serve another term. Biden was with 32 allies and foreign leaders to announce the "Ukraine Compact," a new initiative to support Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia, when he made the error while inviting Zelenskyy to speak. | "Now I want to hand it over to the president of Ukraine, who has as much courage as he has determination. Ladies and gentlemen, President Putin." he sai…

| Sue Bull | (2024-07-12). Fatima Payman's stand on Palestine exposes undemocratic political system. socialist-alliance.org The controversy created by Senator Fatima Payman's exit from federal Labor points to the crisis of the two-party parliamentary system.

Ryan Cristián (2024-07-12). The Pirate Stream: Dialectical Dissidents — Episode 24. thelastamericanvagabond.com Join us on today's episode of The Pirate Stream — Dialectical Dissidents. Pirate Stream Media is a new platform of dedicated content creators focused on circumventing the tightly controlled, manipulated, and outright censored media space of today (both corporate and independent media) with a commitment to objectivity, integrity, and a stark awareness of the two

Khushboo Razdan (2024-07-12). Biden warns China's Xi of 'price' over aid to Russia as Nato summit ends. scmp.com Secretary general assails authoritarian regimes and Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, South China Sea and Taiwan.

Bloomberg (2024-07-12). Biden confuses Harris for Trump, Zelensky for Putin amid re-election doubts. scmp.com US President Joe Biden vowed he would remain in the 2024 presidential race, but two critical mistakes in the span of two hours deepened concerns about his mental acuity that threaten his campaign.

Reuters (2024-07-12). Hungary's Orban meets with Trump for 'peace mission' talks after Ukraine, Russia and China visits. scmp.com Meeting at Mar-a-Lago came days after the Hungarian leader met separately with Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky.

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Hungary's Viktor Orban meets Trump at Mar-a-Lago for 'peace mission 5.0'. aljazeera.com Orban, a longtime Trump supporter, has also visited Kyiv, Moscow and Beijing to promote a ceasefire in Ukraine.

Bloomberg (2024-07-12). Biden confuses Harris for Trump, Zelensky for Putin as calls to end his campaign grow. scmp.com US President Joe Biden vowed he would remain in the 2024 presidential race, but two critical mistakes in the span of two hours deepened concerns about his mental acuity that threaten his campaign.

Khushboo Razdan (2024-07-12). Hungary opposes Nato's 'anti-China' turn, says Ukraine membership would weaken alliance. scmp.com Top diplomat voices concerns with alliance's warning aimed at Beijing as Viktor Orban is slated to meet former US president Donald Trump.

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Mistakes and defiance from Biden at NATO news conference. aljazeera.com US President Joe Biden misnamed his vice president and the Ukrainian leader on a day when he faced off with the press.

Reuters (2024-07-12). Kremlin says Biden 'disrespectful' of Putin and 'whole world' noticed Nato summit gaffes. scmp.com Moscow commented after US President Joe Biden introduced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a Nato summit as President Putin, and also said it had noted 'disrespectful' comments.

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Biden mistakenly introduces Ukraine's Zelenskyy as Putin. aljazeera.com US President Joe Biden mistakenly referred to Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy as "President Putin".

WSWS (2024-07-12). Biden's "domestic NATO": The trade union bureaucracy backs escalating global war. wsws.org Biden's comparison raises the obvious question: Against whom is this "domestic NATO" at war? Above all, it is the American working class, which is fed up with poverty and inequality and despises the whole capitalist political setup.

WSWS (2024-07-12). Extreme heat wave claims 33 lives in western US as Biden administration promotes inadequate "heat protection rules" wsws.org At least 33 people have tragically died since the beginning of July in California and Oregon as some 161 million people remain under heat advisory warnings.

WSWS (2024-07-12). Sorry/Not Sorry: The continuing campaign against comedian Louis C.K. wsws.org Through a new documentary, the New York Times seeks to keep the #MeToo pot simmering, divert the attention of as many people as possible from big social issues and prepare the ground for further attacks on democratic rights.

(2024-07-12). India court delays nearly $90K defamation order against journalist Rahul Pandita. indianexpress.com

UMMID (2024-07-12). British Model of Democracy and Lesson for India. ummid.com The British model of electoral system or simply First Past…

Associated Press (2024-07-12). Highlights from Biden's high-stakes news conference, where he vowed to remain in the race. scmp.com US Joe Biden faced a test hat he had avoided so far this year — a solo news conference with questions from the White House press corps. Here are some key takeaways.

Robert Delaney,Khushboo Razdan (2024-07-12). In countering China, Indo-Pacific countries rely less on US: Pentagon official for region. scmp.com Nato joins American officials in lauding regional players like Japan, the Philippines and Australia as they tackle 'shared challenges'.

Our Reporter (2024-07-12). Child Rescued After Kidnapping Incident in Bunamwaya. plusnews.ug On July 12, the Kajansi Territorial Police, in collaboration with the Directorate of Crime Intelligence, successfully rescued 1.5-year-old Sserwada Lucas, who had been kidnapped by his family's maid, Nakija Prossy, 20, on July 10. Upon receiving the report of the missing child, the police immediately launched an investigation, which led them to Nakija's boyfriend, Kayanga …

Reuters (2024-07-12). Joe Biden on 'really good form' in talks, UK PM Keir Starmer says. scmp.com Asked if Biden was 'senile', the British leader says the US president met him for close to an hour then hosted a Nato dinner right after.

UMMID (2024-07-12). OFSS Inter 1st Merit List 2024, Intimation Letter Published. ummid.com Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has released OFSS Inter 2024 1st Selection List or Merit List of students who have applied for admission in Class 11 (Intermediate) for the academicyear 2024-25 through Online Facilitation System For Students website www.ofssbihar.info.

newleftreview (2024-07-12). Tony Wood: Mexico in Flux. newleftreview.org Against the rightward trend of the Old World, countries in Latin America continue to favour governments of the left. The resounding mandate for Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico's presidential election confirms Morena's hegemony within the new party system. Where exactly on the political map should its project be placed?

The Independent (2024-07-12). On Kagame's campaign trail. independent.co.ug Why Rwanda's election campaigns are different and what others can learn from it THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | I am in Rwanda for the presidential election campaigns. The campaigns here are different. There are no billboards everywhere of candidates and posters do not litter city walls and buildings. Rallies are not theatres for quarrels and …

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Key takeaways from Biden's NATO news conference: gaffes and defiance. aljazeera.com The briefing was a chance for the president to project strength amid calls for him to drop out of the presidential race.

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Which Biden allies have called on him to quit the US election race? aljazeera.com Those calling on Biden to step aside include 19 elected Democrats and actor George Clooney.

aljazeera (2024-07-12). Biden's election crisis: What happens if the US president loses support? aljazeera.com More Democrats are calling on Biden to drop out of the race, but the US president has remained defiant against critics.

Plus News (2024-07-12). Measles Outbreak Confirmed in Kanungu District. plusnews.ug People have been cautioned against crossing into the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following the confirmation of the Measles outbreak in Kanungu district. Birungi Mutahunga, the District Health Officer, says that the disease has been confirmed in the sub-county of Kihembe. According to Mutahunga, samples collected from a child who died on Wednesday and …

A a (2024-07-12). Trump's return: A true political revolution in the American regime? strategic-culture.su

UMMID (2024-07-12). Alarming surge in crimes against Muslims after 2024 LS Polls: APCR. ummid.com Crimes against Muslims have increased in India after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha election on June 4, 2024, Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) said in a report.

UMMID (2024-07-12). France Election Results 2024: No clear winner, Macron asks PM to stay. ummid.com French President Emmanuel Macron Monday asked incumbent Prime Minister Gabriel Attal to stay in office after the 2024 legislative elections in France ended without a clear winner.

George Grundy (2024-07-12). America's gathering storm: Trump turns Republican Party into cult machine. independentaustralia.net

theonion (2024-07-12). SATIRE: Pete Buttigieg Trapped Beneath Derailed Model Train. theonion.com WASHINGTON—Trapped beneath nearly five pounds of aluminum and plastic, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was reportedly unable to move Thursday after his body was pinned beneath a derailed model train. "Oh God, help me—somebody help!" said Buttigieg, who cried out in pain and anguish as he lay on a plush area…

Larry Neumeister (2024-07-12). Jury to begin deliberations Friday in bribery trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez. whyy.org A New York City jury was told Thursday it will begin deliberating criminal charges against Judge Sidney H. Stein began after 4 p.m. to read the instructions to jurors who heard and viewed evidence over two months before listening to a week of closing arguments in Manhattan federal court. | Prosecutors say the Democrat accepted nearly $150,000 in gold bars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from three New Jersey businessmen from 2018 to 2022 to corruptly abuse his…

theonion (2024-07-12). SATIRE: Pros And Cons Of Impeaching The Supreme Court. theonion.com Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has introduced impeachment articles against Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito for failure to disclose gifts and recuse themselves from certain cases. The Onion explores the pros and cons of impeaching everyone on the highest court in the land.

Bernard Chan (2024-07-12). The West's fragmented geopolitics offer little reprieve for Hong Kong. scmp.com Given the UK, France election results and coming US vote, geopolitical challenges will persist with Hong Kong's traditional trading partners.

Kristina Jovanovski (2024-07-12). Trump Could Use Differences Over Gaza to Decrease NATO Support, Analysts Say. themedialine.org

Sokvy Rim (2024-07-12). Why the US is suddenly going soft on Cambodia. scmp.com It's likely a goodwill gesture to Phnom Penh's ally China, amid shared US-China concerns over the threat of Moscow and Pyongyang drawing closer.

Reuters (2024-07-12). US professor Feng 'Franklin' Tao wins reversal of conviction in Trump-era China probe. scmp.com Tao was among about two dozen academics who were charged as part of the so-called 'China Initiative'.

theonion (2024-07-12). SATIRE: Biden Holds Critical Press Conference. theonion.com In the wake of calls for him to step down from the presidential race following a poor debate performance and concerns about his mental ability to fulfill his duties, President Biden held an hour-long press conference in an attempt to prove his fitness for the position. What do you think?

teleSUR, JGN (2024-07-12). Comunidad internacional saluda victoria de Sheinbaum en México. telesurtv.net Xiomara Castro dijo que acordó con Sheinbaum "trabajar juntas por la unidad de Latinoamérica y el Caribe".

Maria Calvo (2024-07-12). Rusia tacha de inaceptables declaraciones de Biden sobre Putin. radiohc.cu Moscú, 12 julio (RHC) Las declaraciones irrespetuosas del presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, sobre su homólogo ruso, Vladimir Putin, son inaceptables, declaró hoy el portavoz del Kremlin, Dmitri Peskov.

teleSUR, odr, SH (2024-07-12). Autoridades dominicanas colocan a 25 provincias en alerta verde. telesurtv.net El COE aumenta 14 provincias y al Distrito Nacional en alerta amarilla debido a una masa de aire húmeda dejada por una onda tropical en el país caribeño.

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