4 School Children Killed by ‘Snipers’ During Protest in Sudan

Sudanese military snipers killed 4 school children during a protest.

Sudanese opposition said at least four school children were killed by snipers of armed forces during a protest in El-Obeid city.

At least four school children and one adult were shot dead as security services broke up a protest in the Sudanese city of El-Obeid Monday, Sudanese Doctors’ Committee informed.

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Australian workers win ExxonMobil strike after 742 days on picket line

by THE GUARDIAN, THE WORKERS’ WEEKLY

People’s World | July 29, 2019

Australian workers win ExxonMobil strike after 742 days on picket line

The rat campaign mascot passes an ExxonMobil rig off Western Australia. | IndustriALL

On July 11, 2019 oil and gas workers in Victoria, Australia, dismantled their picket line after 742 days, following an agreement ending a long-running dispute with ExxonMobil and its maintenance subcontractor, UGL.

The David vs. Goliath victory against the world’s sixth biggest company, ExxonMobil, by workers who refused to give in, has had a nationwide impact in Australia.

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Migrant detention centers in U.S.: A few accounts – Chilling, horrific

A Journal of People report

Migrant detention centers in the U.S. are turning out to be an issue of debate. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, July 12, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots.

“Look, this is tough stuff,” Pence acknowledged at a later news conference.Read More »

120 Countries Defend Venezuela at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Caracas

RESUMEN | July 20, 2019

The 120 Member States of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM), approved on Saturday an official document ratifying their recognition to the government of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros, reject any attempt to expel the South American country from the Organization of the United Nations (UN) and approve the creation of a technical group that will work to combat the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the most vulnerable people.Read More »

Seeking Truth about Venezuela’s Food Production

Orinoco Tribune | July 26, 2019

An organization in the United States has scheduled a 10-day trip to Venezuela in late August that could help people find answers to important questions: Are there shortages of food? What is responsible for such shortages? What is the role of U.S. sanctions? How are the Venezuelans responding to the challenge?

These are essential questions for political activists in this country, especially for those who want to remove U.S. imperialism’s foot from the backs of the people of the world, including Venezuela.Read More »

Puerto Rico’s Joyful and Committed Days of Protest

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New Yorker | July 26, 2019

Demonstrations against the Puerto Rican governor, Ricardo Rosselló, were inclusive, uniting people of different beliefs against a widely hated figure.

Photograph by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo / AP

Shortly before noon in San Juan on Wednesday, with the resignation of the Puerto Rican governor, Ricardo Rosselló, thought to be imminent, a group of protesters circled under the midday sun, banging pots and pans with wooden spoons and holding Puerto Rican flags. The epicenter of the protests was the intersection of Calle del Cristo and Calle de la Fortaleza, in the touristy neighborhood of Old San Juan. It was a picturesque setting, with cobblestone streets and pastel-painted colonial apartment buildings whose wrought-iron balconies overlooked the crowds that gathered below day and night. The entrance to the Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion, was a block away, and the baby-blue-and-white façade of the sixteenth-century palace gleamed in the sunshine, its flags fluttering in the breeze.Read More »

Sellling Side Effects: Big Pharma’s Marketing Machine

by Michelle Llamas

Greanville Post | July 26, 2019

ABOVE: Jardiance DTC ad, considered by many as one of the most annoying. Like most commercials, Big Pharma ads are intrusive and mendacious, and they make people look stupid, but with their constant reminders about our health vulnerabilities, they also depress our quality of life. Who needs 24/7 reminders about a multitude of diseases lying in wait to ambush us?


“[T]his advertising promotes only the most expensive products, it drives prescription costs up and also encourages the ‘medicalization’ of American life — the sense that pills are needed for most everyday problems that people notice, and many that they don’t.” —Jerry Avorn, New York Times

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