2021-08-02: News Headlines

Staff (2021-08-02). Headlines for August 2, 2021. democracynow.org Millions Could Face Eviction as Congress Fails to Extend Moratorium, "Things Are Going to Get Worse": Fauci Warns Nation as COVID Cases Surge, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan Battle Delta Variant, Eight Die in Southwestern Turkey as 100 Wildfires Burn, Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Displaced By Mass Flooding in Bangladesh, U.S.: 91 Large Wildfires Burn in Western States, Trump to DOJ: "Just Say the Election was Corrupt + Leave the Rest to Me", Rep. McCarthy: "It Will Be Hard Not to Hit" Pelosi With Gavel, Taliban Launches Attacks on Three Afghan Provincial Capitals, Iran Denies Responsibility For Attack on Isra…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-02). German warship to join NATO allies in the South China Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The German frigate will arrive in the South China Sea shortly after a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and its strike group, which includes an American guided-missile destroyer and a Dutch frigate — both recently in the Black Sea for anti-Russian war games there. Let's see if we can connect the dots. German …

WSWS (2021-08-02). Russia conducts military drills in Central Asia and China as US completes troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. wsws.org As talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have stalled and amid preparations for military drills, both Moscow and Beijing welcomed Taliban delegations in July.

Lipton Matthews (2021-08-02). Russia and China: Geopolitical Rivals and Competitors in Africa. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Building a peace-loving world-class military. ecns.cn When extremely heavy rainstorms devastated central China in July, it was hard not to notice the troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on dams, reservoirs and riverbanks — the most dangerous areas in the battle against floods.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Cooperating to trace COVID-19 origins shared responsibilities for countries: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn "Cooperating on tracing the origins of the virus is everyone's responsibility," and such research should be conducted worldwide, China's Ambassador to Italy Li Junhua has written.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-02). US Hopes to Turn Philippines into Military Outpost Aimed Against China. asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). China's domestic vaccines still effective against Delta variant: newspaper. ecns.cn The vaccine doses currently being administered across China continue to demonstrate good preventive and protective effects against the COVID-19 Delta variant, China Daily reported Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-08-02). Swiss scientist says Chinese lab leak theory political in nature. ecns.cn The accusation that the COVID-19 virus leaked from a laboratory in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is "more political in nature," Didier Pittet, a leading infectious diseases expert at Geneva University Hospitals, has said.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-02). Imperial, HKU and Peking University announce chemistry research collaboration. imperial.ac.uk Three leading institutions in London, Hong Kong and Beijing will drive research and innovation in synthetic chemistry and chemical biology.

Editor2 (2021-08-01). Cuba, the Invincible Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Sam Marcy — Jul 28, 2021 | The following article by Sam Marcy, a leading Marxist thinker and fighter of the second half of the 20th century, was originally published on Sept. 30, 1993, during an earlier imperialist offensive against socialist Cuba. | Of the great revolutions of the 20th century, including those of the USSR and China, the Cuban Revolution has been subjected to the most onerous siege of all. | It is true that in the early days after the victory of the October Revolution, the Soviet Union was encircled and invaded in a siege unparalleled in all previous modern history. But soon it did have t…

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). Coca-Cola, Visa Reps refuse to condemn China's so-called 'genocide' of Uyghur people: media. ecns.cn Representatives from several major companies declined to denounce the so-called "genocide" of the Uyghur people in China when directly asked by U.S. Republican senators Tom Cotton, a report by FOX Business Network (FBN) has said.

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). 'Lab-leak' theory used to divert attention, says U.S. scholar. ecns.cn The U.S. lab-leak theory is a distraction from the country's history of far worse leaks, Mario Cavolo, a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, one of China's top independent think tanks, said in his article titled "West still barking up the conspiracy tree."

Peter Koenig (2021-08-01). China's Post-Pandemic Economic Growth: Reaching Out and Developing Internal Markets and Well-being. globalresearch.ca "Post-Pandemic" for …

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). Domestic vaccines can offer Delta protection. ecns.cn Amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant's spread in China, virus experts and vaccine developers reaffirmed that domestic vaccines can provide protection against the highly transmissible strain.

Moderator (2021-08-01). Is Our Failed Empire Heading for the Exit? scheerpost.com U.S. Army] By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch It was all so long ago, in a world seemingly without challengers. Do you even remember when we Americans lived on a planet with a recumbent Russia, a barely rising China, and no obvious foes except what later came to be known as an " axis of evil," three countries then incapable of endangering this one? Oh, and, as it turned out, a rich young Saudi former… |

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