Daily Archives: July 19, 2021

2021-07-19: News Headlines

Editor (2021-07-19). Pretending not to see brazen lies: the rule of law and nuclear madness. mronline.org The latest brazen lie is the "rule of law" upheld by U.S. President Joe Biden at the G7 and NATO summits, especially lies about lawlessness surrounding nuclear weapons. | July 19, 2021 | Newswire…

John Feffer (2021-07-19). The Politics of American Protest, With a North Korean Twist. counterpunch.org Gwen Berry recently protested the playing of the U.S. national anthem by turning away from the flag and holding up a shirt that read "activist athlete." The protest took place at the Olympic trials in Oregon where Berry had placed third in the hammer throw competition. Her action immediately drew angry responses from the right-wing

Staff (2021-07-18). 3 athletes test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo just days before games, 2 of them diagnosed in Olympic Village. rt.com Three unnamed Olympians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the final days leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The upcoming event has been plagued with Covid-19 restrictions and concerns over health safety. | Out of the infected athletes, two tested positive in the Olympic Village, the Japan Times reported on Sunday, citing officials. | Five Olympic Games staff members, a contract worker and a journalist also tested positive on Sunday. | The news comes after a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ryu Seung-min, tested positive for the virus after landing at Na…

Joe Lauria (2021-07-18). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 4: In Hot & Cold War. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 9, 2021 | Part four of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | With few exceptions, American newspapers voluntarily censored themselves in the Second World War before the government dictated it. In the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said he didn't "desire to reestablish wartime censorship" and instead asked the press for self-censorship. He largely got it until the papers began reporting American battlefield losses. | On July 25, 1950, "the army ordered that reporters were not allowed to publish 'unwarranted' criticism of command decisions, and that the army wo…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-18). Al pueblo de Cuba: øEstá Washington orquestando un "golpe blando"? La cooptación de los intelectuales cubanos. globalizacion.ca Nota del autor | En octubre de 2010, fue invitado a la casa de Fidel Castro en las afueras de La Habana para discutir la política exterior de Estados Unidos, los peligros de la guerra nuclear, la crisis económica global y…

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