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2020-07-06: News Headlines

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). VIDEO: Huge protests against racism in New York. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Despite widespread crackdown on protesters, a large crowd took to the streets in New York to protest against racism and inequality.

The Canary (2020-07-06). Harry and Meghan say past wrongs of Commonwealth need to be acknowledged. thecanary.co The duke and duchess of Sussex warned that the Commonwealth's past wrongs need to be acknowledged in order to move forward, as they joined a discussion on justice and equal rights.Harry and Meghan both took part in the video call with young leaders in one of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust's (QCT) weekly sessions set up in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.The Commonwealth's past mistakes: The duke, whose grandmother the Queen is head of the Commonwealth, last week outlined his personal commitment to tackling institutional racism. Harry said: When you look across the Commonwealth, there is…

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-06). Reparations and Other Scams: Israeli Survivors Live in Poverty and Are Starving? globalresearch.ca The issue of reparations and other compensation has been much in the news of late, most particularly in relationship to possible payments to descendants of slaves in the United States to compensate them for their disadvantages brought about by what …

WSWS (2020-07-06). Brazil's coronavirus cases top 1.5 million amid record unemployment. wsws.org From March to May, some eight million workers lost their jobs, and more than half of the country's working age population have become unemployed.

WSWS (2020-07-06). British government reimposes welfare benefits sanctions as pandemic continues and unemployment rockets. wsws.org By June, the number of job center claimants had risen by 126 percent since the start of the pandemic, to 2.8 million.

The Canary (2020-07-06). Team GB sprinter 'considering legal action against Met' after stop and search. thecanary.co A Team GB sprinter is considering legal action against the Metropolitan Police after accusing officers of racially profiling her and her partner in a stop and search. | Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bianca Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, a Portuguese 400m sprinter, were stopped in west London on Saturday. | Williams, whose three-month-old son was in the car during the incident, called it an "awful experience" and believes the couple were targeted because they are black and drive a Mercedes. | "They (the officers) said there's a lot of youth violence and stabbings in the area and that the car loo…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Government accused of confusing holidaymakers over travel lists. thecanary.co Only 25 countries on government lists aimed at restarting foreign holidays are accessible for English visitors, according to new analysis. | Last week, the Department for Transport (DfT) named 74 countries and territories from where people will not need to quarantine if they return to or visit England from Friday. | The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) published a separate list of 67 destinations which are exempt from its advisory against all non-essential travel. | But analysis by travel consultancy The PC Agency and consumer research agency AudienceNet found that just 25 locations included on the lists do…

The Commonwealth Club (2020-07-06). Thursday 7/9: COVID19 Pandemic & Its Hightened Impact on Latino Community. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Terry Everton (2020-07-05). Crapped out on the Delayed Postage Front. dissidentvoice.org Barney came walking back into the living room from his kitchen holding a sandwich baggie and a bottle of cheap scotch. "I'm gonna teach that fuckin' post office a thing or two about losin' peoples unemployment checks," he announced. He took a pull off the bottle and his entire body trembled as he swallowed. I …

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2020-07-04). Cal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein. indybay.org From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party.

Wolf Richter (2020-07-04). Continued Unemployment Claims in the US Rise by Another 1 Million, Now at Eye-Watering 31.5 Million. anti-empire.com Normally, the jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is released on the first Friday of the month. And the unemployment claims report is released Thursday every week. But this month, the monthly jobs report was also released today because of the 4th of July weekend. And now we have this delicious situation of both reports on the same day, with the Labor Department's unemployment insurance data — people who are actually receiving unemployment benefits under state and federal programs — calling the Bureau of Labor Statistics' survey-based report a liar. And we'll go through them. | What the L…

_____ (2020-07-04). The University Community As A Microcosm Of The National Economy. popularresistance.org In sum, MMT suggests that the printing of money can be calibrated to the fulfillment of short and long term needs. Money could and should be provided for health care for all, support for education (K through university), structural renovation, transitioning away from fossil fuels, the creation of jobs for all and universal basic income programs, and support for a Green New Deal. These programs were vitally needed before the pandemic and are even more essential since its onset. Of course, cutting military spending, pork-barrel legislation, and creating a progressive tax system helps. But the human needs articulate…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Millions in the US face catastrophe as federal unemployment relief set to expire amid surging pandemic. wsws.org The combined economic impact of the raging pandemic and the imminent cutoff of $600 weekly federal assistance is leading to a social catastrophe for millions across the US.

_____ (2020-07-03). Australian Journalist Threatened With Prosecution For Exposing War Crimes. popularresistance.org In another major assault on press freedom, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) journalist Dan Oakes has been threatened with prosecution for his role in exposing war crimes committed by the country's Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan. | The Australian Federal Police (AFP) issued a statement last night, confirming that they had sent a brief of evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), following a protracted investigation targeting the ABC. | The AFP indicated that the probe began after it received "a referral on 11 July, 2017, from the Chief of the Defence Force and then-Acting…

Peter Linebaugh (2020-07-03). Police and the Wealth of Nations: Déjà Vu or Unfinished Business? counterpunch.org In the 1960s there was a wave of rioting, municipal rebellion, and challenges to property in the USA. In order to see that wave from a working-class point of view I went over to England to study riots and crime. In those days the theory was that the working-class could bring an end to capitalism, but historically before the working-class was "made," it consisted of a mob of the poor given to crimes. The horrid ones against people — assault, rape, murder — were relatively few. The ones against property – highway robbery, burglary, shop-lifting, house-breaking, pocket-picking – tended to be new, i.e., f…

WSWS (2020-07-03). US Fed official warns of potential for a financial crisis. wsws.org Having boosted the wealth of the financial oligarchy, in the midst of economic devastation for working people, the Fed is actively considering giving the rich even more support.

WSWS (2020-07-03). US unemployment rate dips, but millions remain jobless or face wage cuts. wsws.org Despite Trump's claims that the "economy is roaring back," joblessness remains at depression levels while the reopening of businesses has produced a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Meagan Day (2020-07-03). The Coming Pandemic-Induced Eviction Crisis. zcomm.org If federal unemployment benefits are not extended when they expire next month, millions of households will be facing both steep rent and unemployment with no assistance. And that means mass evictions…

WSWS (2020-07-03). Inhuman Resources: In French Netflix series, an unemployed man takes extreme measures. wsws.org The French Netflix miniseries concerns the plight of a middle-aged, middle class man who seeks to redress his long-term unemployment through extreme measures.

Staff (2020-07-03). As Markets Crashed, DeVos Sold Shares in Secretive Cayman Island Fund. truthout.org This article was produced by On March 12, Secretary of Education Bety DeVos sold shares worth as much as $5 million in BDT Capital Partners Oak Co-Invest, a secretive fund for wealthy investors that operates out of the Caym…

Staff (2020-07-03). Despite Job Gains in June, Recovery Will Slow Without Congressional Action. truthout.org The June employment report showed the economy adding back 4.8 million jobs, following a gain of 2.7 million (revised up by 200,000) in May. This two-month gain leaves the economy down by just under 14.7 million jobs from its pre-pandemic level in February. | The unemployment rate fell 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 percent. However, this understates the actual drop since the number of people misclassified as employed rather than unemployed fell from roughly 3.0 percent of the labor force in May t…

WSWS (2020-07-02). Johnson pledges "New Deal" for UK as he prepares savage attack on workers. wsws.org Johnson is prime minister of a declining imperialist power, dominated politically, economically, and socially by a financial oligarchy whose sole concern is that the flood of wealth into its coffers continues.

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-02). Economy Brings Back 4.8 Million Jobs in June, Unemployment at 11.1 Percent. cepr.net Since February, employment rates for Black men and Hispanic men have dropped 9.4 percentage points and 10.3 percentage points, respectively. The June employment report showed the economy adding back 4.8 million jobs, following a gain of 2.7 million (revised up by 200,000) in May. This two-month gain leaves the economy down by just under 14.7 …

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-02). Counterpoint: Unemployment Benefits Should Depend on the Pandemic. cepr.net Tribune Content Agency, July 2, 2020 InsideSources, July 2, 2020 Bozeman Daily Chronicle, July 2, 2020 Killeen Daily Herald, July 2, 2020 Hoopeston Chronicle, July 2, 2020 See article on original site In recent weeks many members of Congress have been arguing against extending the $600 weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits that was put …

yenisafak (2020-07-02). US economy gains 4.8M jobs; unemployment falls to 11.1%. yenisafak.com The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 11.1% in June as the economy gained 4.8 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.Data released a day early because of the July 4 holiday reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that was curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed job losses to Great Depression-era levels.The unemployment rate declined 2.2 points from 13.3% in May and the number of jobless Americans fell by 3.2 million to 17.8 million.Employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply and notable job gains also occurred in retail, education…

2020-07-05: News Headlines

Terry Everton (2020-07-05). Crapped out on the Delayed Postage Front. dissidentvoice.org Barney came walking back into the living room from his kitchen holding a sandwich baggie and a bottle of cheap scotch. "I'm gonna teach that fuckin' post office a thing or two about losin' peoples unemployment checks," he announced. He took a pull off the bottle and his entire body trembled as he swallowed. I …

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2020-07-04). Cal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein. indybay.org From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party.

Wolf Richter (2020-07-04). Continued Unemployment Claims in the US Rise by Another 1 Million, Now at Eye-Watering 31.5 Million. anti-empire.com Normally, the jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is released on the first Friday of the month. And the unemployment claims report is released Thursday every week. But this month, the monthly jobs report was also released today because of the 4th of July weekend. And now we have this delicious situation of both reports on the same day, with the Labor Department's unemployment insurance data — people who are actually receiving unemployment benefits under state and federal programs — calling the Bureau of Labor Statistics' survey-based report a liar. And we'll go through them. | What the L…

_____ (2020-07-04). The University Community As A Microcosm Of The National Economy. popularresistance.org In sum, MMT suggests that the printing of money can be calibrated to the fulfillment of short and long term needs. Money could and should be provided for health care for all, support for education (K through university), structural renovation, transitioning away from fossil fuels, the creation of jobs for all and universal basic income programs, and support for a Green New Deal. These programs were vitally needed before the pandemic and are even more essential since its onset. Of course, cutting military spending, pork-barrel legislation, and creating a progressive tax system helps. But the human needs articulate…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Millions in the US face catastrophe as federal unemployment relief set to expire amid surging pandemic. wsws.org The combined economic impact of the raging pandemic and the imminent cutoff of $600 weekly federal assistance is leading to a social catastrophe for millions across the US.

Peter Linebaugh (2020-07-03). Police and the Wealth of Nations: Déjà Vu or Unfinished Business? counterpunch.org In the 1960s there was a wave of rioting, municipal rebellion, and challenges to property in the USA. In order to see that wave from a working-class point of view I went over to England to study riots and crime. In those days the theory was that the working-class could bring an end to capitalism, but historically before the working-class was "made," it consisted of a mob of the poor given to crimes. The horrid ones against people — assault, rape, murder — were relatively few. The ones against property – highway robbery, burglary, shop-lifting, house-breaking, pocket-picking – tended to be new, i.e., f…

_____ (2020-07-03). Australian Journalist Threatened With Prosecution For Exposing War Crimes. popularresistance.org In another major assault on press freedom, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) journalist Dan Oakes has been threatened with prosecution for his role in exposing war crimes committed by the country's Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan. | The Australian Federal Police (AFP) issued a statement last night, confirming that they had sent a brief of evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), following a protracted investigation targeting the ABC. | The AFP indicated that the probe began after it received "a referral on 11 July, 2017, from the Chief of the Defence Force and then-Acting…

WSWS (2020-07-03). US Fed official warns of potential for a financial crisis. wsws.org Having boosted the wealth of the financial oligarchy, in the midst of economic devastation for working people, the Fed is actively considering giving the rich even more support.

WSWS (2020-07-03). Inhuman Resources: In French Netflix series, an unemployed man takes extreme measures. wsws.org The French Netflix miniseries concerns the plight of a middle-aged, middle class man who seeks to redress his long-term unemployment through extreme measures.

Meagan Day (2020-07-03). The Coming Pandemic-Induced Eviction Crisis. zcomm.org If federal unemployment benefits are not extended when they expire next month, millions of households will be facing both steep rent and unemployment with no assistance. And that means mass evictions…

WSWS (2020-07-03). US unemployment rate dips, but millions remain jobless or face wage cuts. wsws.org Despite Trump's claims that the "economy is roaring back," joblessness remains at depression levels while the reopening of businesses has produced a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Staff (2020-07-03). As Markets Crashed, DeVos Sold Shares in Secretive Cayman Island Fund. truthout.org This article was produced by On March 12, Secretary of Education Bety DeVos sold shares worth as much as $5 million in BDT Capital Partners Oak Co-Invest, a secretive fund for wealthy investors that operates out of the Caym…

Staff (2020-07-03). Despite Job Gains in June, Recovery Will Slow Without Congressional Action. truthout.org The June employment report showed the economy adding back 4.8 million jobs, following a gain of 2.7 million (revised up by 200,000) in May. This two-month gain leaves the economy down by just under 14.7 million jobs from its pre-pandemic level in February. | The unemployment rate fell 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 percent. However, this understates the actual drop since the number of people misclassified as employed rather than unemployed fell from roughly 3.0 percent of the labor force in May t…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-02). BLS jobs report shows U.S. employment crash continues. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Donald Trump's happy talk today notwithstanding, the nation's current depression, the employment crash caused by closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic, continues, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows. That's because 1.445 million more people applied for regular state unemployment benefits, and another 839,563 sought special federal benefit checks in the week ending June …

WSWS (2020-07-02). The inequality pandemic: How American capitalism puts profits over lives. wsws.org The resurgence of COVID-19 is the outcome of a policy, led by the Trump administration but supported by the entire political and media establishment, of subordinating society's needs to the interests of the financial oligarchy.

WSWS (2020-07-02). Johnson pledges "New Deal" for UK as he prepares savage attack on workers. wsws.org Johnson is prime minister of a declining imperialist power, dominated politically, economically, and socially by a financial oligarchy whose sole concern is that the flood of wealth into its coffers continues.

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-02). Economy Brings Back 4.8 Million Jobs in June, Unemployment at 11.1 Percent. cepr.net Since February, employment rates for Black men and Hispanic men have dropped 9.4 percentage points and 10.3 percentage points, respectively. The June employment report showed the economy adding back 4.8 million jobs, following a gain of 2.7 million (revised up by 200,000) in May. This two-month gain leaves the economy down by just under 14.7 …

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Unemployment insurance claims show crisis continuing. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row. While new claims for the regular state unemployment insurance benefits did fall by 50,000 from last week's report, to 1.43 million, new claims for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA actually rose by 110,000 from last week's report, to 840,000. Taken together, new claims for the two main programs to aid the unemployed totaled 2.27 million for the week ending June 27, slighting more than the previous week and the same as two week…

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-02). Counterpoint: Unemployment Benefits Should Depend on the Pandemic. cepr.net Tribune Content Agency, July 2, 2020 InsideSources, July 2, 2020 Bozeman Daily Chronicle, July 2, 2020 Killeen Daily Herald, July 2, 2020 Hoopeston Chronicle, July 2, 2020 See article on original site In recent weeks many members of Congress have been arguing against extending the $600 weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits that was put …

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Trump says jobs report proves US economy 'roaring back'. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday at a press briefing celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1% last month, when states began allowing businesses to reopen from strict shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic."Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back," Trump said, rattling off different sectors that saw job gains according to the monthly report. "These are historic numbers."

yenisafak (2020-07-02). US economy gains 4.8M jobs; unemployment falls to 11.1%. yenisafak.com The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 11.1% in June as the economy gained 4.8 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.Data released a day early because of the July 4 holiday reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that was curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed job losses to Great Depression-era levels.The unemployment rate declined 2.2 points from 13.3% in May and the number of jobless Americans fell by 3.2 million to 17.8 million.Employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply and notable job gains also occurred in retail, education…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). Big Pharma Trade Group Blasted as 'Morally Bankrupt' for Suing to Block Minnesota Insulin Affordability Law. commondreams.org The law is named for Alec Smith, an uninsured 26-year-old who died in 2017 after rationing his insulin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-121919080211.jpg