Daily Archives: August 7, 2021

2021-08-07: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-07). Hezbollah Fires Rockets in Response to Israeli Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Hezbollah responded Friday to recent Israeli shelling and airstrikes in southern Lebanon by firing rockets into Israel. The incident marks the Israel said 19 rockets were launched from Lebanon and that it fired back with artillery after the barrage. The back and forth is the most significant escalation between Israel and Hezbollah in years, but no casualties were reported on either side. | Israel's initial shelling of Lebanon took place late We…

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation is 'Exchange of Messages', War is Not on Horizon, Expert Says. sputniknews.com The reason for this is not only the reluctance of Hezbollah to draw Lebanon into another bloody conflict, especially now when the country is mired in deep economic and political crises. It also stems from Israel being preoccupied with other problems and the split within its own coalition.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). US transfers 40 ISIL forces to its base in Hasaka: report. en.mehrnews.com Syrian sources reported that the US military transferred dozens of ISIL prisoners in Syria to its base.

teleSUR, MER (2021-08-07). Defensa de diplomático Alex Saab expone ilegalidades en proceso. telesurtv.net El Tribunal de la Cedeao ha ordenado en dos ocasiones la libertad inmediata de Alex Saab ante las irregularidades en su detención.

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). What is the U.S. afraid of? What kind of 'truth' does it try to make up?>. ecns.cn The U.S.' "excessive efforts" on origin tracing has distorted this scientific issue while its failure to curb the surging COVID-19 cases has ruined its international image.

The Lancet (2021-08-07). [Editorial] Attending to the threat of nuclear weapons. thelancet.com Aug 6 and Aug 9 mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where roughly 140‚Äà000 and 74‚Äà000 people died, respectively. Last year saw the 75th anniversary, but it passed largely unnoticed by most of the world, which was perhaps understandably preoccupied with the all-too-present threat of COVID-19. Nuclear war is low in most people's priorities. But according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2021, weapons of mass destruction are still the greatest long-term existential threat to the world.

Staff (2021-08-07). WATCH: Taliban fighters joyride in Humvees after capturing Nimroz provincial capital & seizing more US-made weaponry. rt.com Taliban militants were spotted parading around in US-made Humvees after seizing a major city in Nimroz province, footage shows — the first regional capital to fall to the group as it launches a wave of attacks across Afghanistan. | The militants were seen making victory laps around the city of Zaranj on Friday afternoon in the captured vehicles, having just captured the provincial capital after overrunning Afghan government forces. |

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Talibanes capturan una segunda capital provincial en Afganistán. telesurtv.net En la tarde del viernes, los talibanes tomaron el control de la ciudad de Zaranj, capital de la provincia suroccidental de Nimroz.

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Watch Taliban Militants Parade in US-Made Humvees After Seizing Afghan Provincial Capital. sputniknews.com On Friday, Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ghulam Isaczai told the UN Security Council that the scale and scope of the ongoing Taliban* offensive in the country "are akin to an invasion unparalleled in the last 30 years of the conflict".

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). WHO should conduct origin tracing in the US: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn A survey conducted around the world by China Global Television Network in the six official languages of the United Nations over the past few weeks found that 83.1 percent of the respondents support the World Health Organization carrying out a novel coronavirus origin tracing investigation in the United States.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). Iran not to hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in PG. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the G7 statement over baseless accusations against Iran, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iran will not hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in the Persian Gulf.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-08-07). Biden flubs number of vaccinated Americans. en.mehrnews.com In his speech on Friday, the US president made another blunder, making a mistake over the total number of vaccinated people in the United States.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-08-07). Congresistas de EE.UU. piden a Biden cerrar cárcel en Guantánamo. telesurtv.net Los presidentes de varios comités legislativos se sumaron a la iniciativa para que se ejecute inmediatamente el cierre de la prisión.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Colombia suma una nueva masacre para llegar a 64 en el 2021. telesurtv.net La masacre se registró en el interior de una vivienda en el municipio colombiano de Soacha dejando tres hombre y una mujer muerta.

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Edward Snowden Slams Apple's Plan to Scan Every User's Phone as 'Assault on Privacy'. sputniknews.com The tech giant previously announced it will be using the neuralMatch software in order to scan photos uploaded to the iCloud by American users and will notify the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) if child abuse imagery is discovered.

_____ (2021-08-06). Top New York Times, WaPo Experts Affiliated With Pentagon-Funded CNAS Think Tank. strategic-culture.org Watch Behind The Headlines correspondent Dan Cohen explain how top foreign policy reporters are linked to the U.S. government, weapons industry and oil corporations — the very forces they are supposed to hold accountable. | By Dan COHEN | Imagine a country where there's no separation between the government, the military, and the media. A lot of Americans would think of China, Russia or North Korea, but it's a perfect description of the United States today. And here in Washington, the think tank inside this nondescript building — Center For A New American Security (CNAS) — is the clearest exam…

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-06). Israeli Ambassador Says Israel Wants to See 'Regime Change' in Iran. news.antiwar.com Israel's Ambassador to the US and UN Gilad Erdan "In the end, we would ultimately like to see [the government] overthrown and [for there to be] regime change," Erdan told Israel's Army Radio when asked about his government's Iran policy. | It's no secret Israel is hostile to the Iranian government, but Israeli officials have previously avoided such explicit calls for regime change. What Erdan said was interpreted…

Staff (2021-08-06). CNN's strange Wuhan lab story suggests US spies HACKED Chinese database, hints that probe into Covid-19 origins may take longer. rt.com A bizarre CNN story about the ongoing US intelligence investigation of Covid-19's origins that relies on anonymous sources, and seems to make excuses for the spies coming up short, also manages to accuse the US of hacking China. | In a progress report of sorts on the 90-day investigation into the coronavirus origins — with which US spies were tasked Scientists are scouring data from…

Staff (2021-08-06). 'Retaliation vs all who challenge power': Prison's mistreatment of hacktivist Gottesfeld is par for the course, whistleblower says. rt.com The Bureau of Prisons' retaliation against hacktivist Martin Gottesfeld for writing an expose on prison conditions is the rule, not the exception, Barrett Brown — a journalist who did four years in prison — told RT. | "There's not been a single case of someone who's a high-profile activist or even a low-profile activist incarcerated in the Bureau of Prisons who has not faced retaliation to the extent that they have tried to continue their engagement with the civic body from prison," Brown told RT on Friday, explaining that Gottesfeld's punishment — for merely trying to expose the abuses he wit…

Staff (2021-08-06). 'It's an act of retaliation': Jailed hacktivist denied legal calls after publishing article about US prison abuse — wife to RT. rt.com In an act of reprisal, hacktivist Martin Gottesfeld has been prevented from communicating with his attorneys after he penned an article, published by RT, about conditions at his federal penitentiary, his wife has claimed. | Bureau of Prisons Attorney Katherine Siereveld has taken unprecedented measures to block Gottesfeld from conferring with his legal team, the inmate's wife, Dana Gottesfeld, has said in an interview. | "I think it's an act of retaliation because it's only against Marty and not against other people," she told RT. Siereveld has allegedly also been "opening his legal mail o…

Asieh Namdar (2021-08-06). The Heat: Iran's new president. america.cgtn.com Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as Iran's eighth president. What will his presidency mean for the country, nuclear negotiations and stability in the Middle East?

Jay Janson (2021-08-06). August 6, 9, 1945: Who Ordered the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-06). Any Delay to Save Democracy Is a Loser's Game. commondreams.org "Nuclear weapons are the ultimate human violence," said Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui. "If civil society decides to live without them, the door to a nuclear-weapon-free world will open wide."

Kerry Smith (2021-08-06). 76 years since Hiroshima bombing: sign the nuclear weapons prohibition treaty. greenleft.org.au Peace groups have used the 76 year anniversary of the United States' bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan to demand the federal government sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Kerry Smith reports.

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-06). Friday 8/6: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Virtual rally…

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-06). Monday 8/9: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Online rally…

_____ (2021-08-06). Nuclear Weapons Still a Clear and Present Danger 76 Years After Hiroshima. commondreams.org "Choosing a FERC nominee that will reject new fossil fuel development would be a strong sign that Biden intends to take our climate crisis seriously."

Newsclick (2021-08-06). Mapping Faultlines: 76 years after Hiroshima, nuclear threat still looms large. peoplesdispatch.org 76 years after Hiroshima, humanity still faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. Treaties which reduced the threat have expired mainly due to the the intransigence of the US. Prabir Purkayastha looks at these issues…

_____ (2021-08-06). 76 Years After Hiroshima Bombing, Fresh Call for End to All Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org There is an urgent need for action to protect the vote and our democracy, and it's time that our leaders started acting like they understand this.

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