Native Americans blocked road to Mount Rushmore hours before Trump’s fiery speech as protesters refuse to celebrate July 4

Countercurrents | July 05, 2020

Activists and members of different tribes block the road to the Mount Rushmore National Monument as they protest in Keystone, South Dakota on July 3, 2020.

A group of mainly Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore for three hours before President Donald Trump gave a speech at the national monument Friday night.

When they refused to disband, the protesters faced off with the South Dakota National Guard, which shot close-range shells at their feet and sprayed some protesters with pepper spray, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

By 7 p.m., 15 protesters who refused to leave the road had been arrested.Read More »

A wave of socialism is sweeping through the United States

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day.

Peoples Dispatch | July 04, 2020

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day. He analyses the stage of the protests, the demand for defunding the police, and talks about socialism and class politics.Read More »

Is America a Failed State? Trump’s COVID Response Has Many Saying “Yes”

MintPress News | June 26, 2020

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All of Cuba in recovery, defeating the pandemic

As of Friday, July 3, Havana will enter phase one of the recovery, as the rest of the country moves to phase two, with the exception of Matanzas which will do so next week

Granma | July 02, 2020

Photo: José Manuel Correa

As has been reported, given measures adopted and the efforts of our people, all the country’s provinces, except Havana, are currently in the first phase of the first stage of post-COVID-19 recovery.

It must be said that we were always aware that Havana would be the most difficult and complex site in confronting the epidemic, given its characteristics as a national capital.

The results of work carried out have allowed us to note progress made in the capital’s battle, over the last few days, to the point that, for seven consecutive days, established health benchmarks (for moving to the recovery period) were generally met, although cases continue to be reported on a daily basis, as is considered part of the process.

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Cuba Ratifies Solidarity With Venezuela On Independence Day

teleSUR | July 05, 2020

The image of Simon Bolivar during a military parade in Caracas, Venezuela, July 5, 2019
The image of Simon Bolivar during a military parade in Caracas, Venezuela, July 5, 2019 | Photo: EFE

The South American nation also celebrates the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) anniversary.

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel Sunday ratified the Caribbean Island solidarity with Venezuela on the 209th anniversary of the Bolivarian Republic’s Declaration of Independence.

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Unions hold coutrywide wide demonstrations against anti-people policies in India

Peoples Dispatch | July 04, 2020

Trade Unions Protest in Agartala as Part of the Nationwide Call of Ten Central Trade Unions. Photo: NewsClick

On July 3, 10 of India’s central trade unions organized countrywide protests against the anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi-led government. Thousands of protesters gathered in several States demanding an immediate end of the government’s privatization of the railway, defense and insurance sectors. This was the second round of country-wide protests held after the first round on May 22.

The protests saw participation across many occupational sectors in the major states of the country. Organizers also commented that their action had received widespread solidarity from farmers’ and agricultural workers’ organizations, who actively participated in demonstrations in rural areas.

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Some Italian Thinkers are now resisting Lies about the Soviet Union and WW II

by Andre Vltchek

Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world.

European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost all essential historic events, be they colonialism, crusades, or genocides committed by the Western expansionism in all corners of the globe.

One of the vilest fabrications has been those which were unleashed against the young Soviet Union, a country that emerged from the ruins of the civil war fueled by the European, North American, and Japanese imperialist interests. Foreign armies and local violent gangs were destroying countless cities and villages, robbing, raping, and murdering local people. But determined acts to restore order and elevate the Soviet Union from its knees, dramatically improving lives of tens of millions, was termed in a derogatory way as “Stalinism”. The label of brutality was soon skillfully attached to it.Read More »

Explainer: how is the vaccine pipeline for Covid-19 looking?

by Anthony King

Chemistry World | June 30, 2020

An image showing a row of vials

Let’s start with the basics. What is a vaccine?

All vaccines look to show the body one or more molecules – antigens – that are made by or which mirror a specific disease-causing microbe. These do not cause the disease, but trigger an appropriate immune response. Afterwards, the body’s immune system is left with a memory of how to respond effectively when it actually encounters this specific pathogen.

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