2021-08-02: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-01). Requiem for an Empire: A Prequel. dissidentvoice.org The inexorable imperial rot will go on, a tawdry affair carrying no dramatic, aesthetic pathos worthy of a Gotterdammerung. Assaulted by cognitive dissonance across the spectrum, the Empire of Chaos now behaves as a manic depressive inmate, rotten to the core — a fate more filled with dread than having to face a revolt of the satrapies. …

2021-08-01: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-01). Requiem for an Empire: A Prequel. dissidentvoice.org The inexorable imperial rot will go on, a tawdry affair carrying no dramatic, aesthetic pathos worthy of a Gotterdammerung. Assaulted by cognitive dissonance across the spectrum, the Empire of Chaos now behaves as a manic depressive inmate, rotten to the core — a fate more filled with dread than having to face a revolt of the satrapies. …

EMMA (2021-07-31). Recap of a Weekend Full of Medicare for All Rallies. peoplesparty.org The rally sparked national coverage from outlets such as Status Coup, Yahoo News, Salon, Raw Story, Fox, Daily Mail and The Independent. AOC closed her office for the day rather than meeting with Medicare for all activists and constituents, a far cry from the representative who occupied Pelosi's office to demand climate action less than three years ago. | AOC and the Squad were elected on the premise that they were activists and organizers. Bernie even campaigned to be the "Organizer in Chief." The People's Party and March for Medicare for All are calling on them to use their millions of followers to stand with t…

Jake Johnson (2021-07-31). On Medicare's 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to expand the program. nationofchange.org "We need Medicare for All. In fact, we needed Medicare for All yesterday."

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-31). 'New Form' of Ice Cream 'Terrorism'. zcomm.org How Ben & Jerry's has Exposed Israel's anti-BDS Strategy…

Ellen Brown (2021-07-31). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us From the Greenhouse Effect and Electric Grid Failure. dissidentvoice.org Hemp fuel and other biofuels could reduce carbon emissions while saving the electric grid, but they're often overlooked for more expensive, high-tech climate solutions. On July 14, the European Union unveiled sweeping climate change and emissions targets that would, according to Gulf News, mean "the end of the internal combustion engine": The commission's draft would reduce …

Editor (2021-07-31). Sustainable food systems are possible outside corporate agriculture. mronline.org The United Nations Food Systems Summit has become one of the most controversial events of this year due to corporate take over. Civil society activists came together during the pre-summit to register their protest.

_____ (2021-07-31). How Ben & Jerry's Exposed Israel's Anti-BDS Strategy. popularresistance.org For years, the Israeli government has viewed the boycott movement as a real, tangible threat. Some Israeli officials went as far as perceiving the 'delegitimization' resulting from the boycott campaign as the primary threat faced by Israel at the present time. Well attended conferences were held in Las Vegas, Brussels, Jerusalem and elsewhere, hundreds of millions of dollars raised, fiery speeches delivered, while politicians and 'philanthropists' lined up at many occasions, vowing their undying allegiance to Israel and accusing anyone who dare criticize the 'Jewish State' as 'antisemitic'.

_____ (2021-07-31). Defund The Police Groups, Atlanta Officials Are Still Miles Apart. popularresistance.org City Council meetings were dominated by residents' and civil rights activists' calls for police accountability. A year later, these activists say their relationships with City Council remain strained. Those hoping to redistribute police investment said they're unsatisfied with the government's response. Some City Council members say they understand the calls for change, but that change takes time.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Modi government calls exposure of its use of Pegasus to spy on political opponents "fake news" wsws.org India's far-right Narendra Modi-led government has used the Pegasus spyware to illegally surveil opponents across the political spectrum, from left-wing activists to senior opposition leaders.

Ed Holt (2021-07-31). [World Report] Compensation for victims of sterilisation. thelancet.com After years of campaigning by Roma activists, a new law in the Czech Republic enables victims of coerced or unlawful sterilisation to claim compensation. Ed Holt reports.

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