Daily News Digest July 10, 2020

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Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In  Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World! And Now the Total Caronavirs Deaths in the United  States are Over 20%  of the Total Death in the Entire World!

Another Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Was Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat 4 Years Ago and Did Nothing!

Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter  Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading  Racism,  War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The very future of Humanity Is Now At stake! By Roland SheppardLaura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”

During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity, 2.Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3.  The Iron Heel!  Always Remember:  That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing,  the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. —  The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!

Democracy?:As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%,  Only the 1% Voted For Austerity!   The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!!  Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.!   Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!

Quotes of the Day:

Have you ever wondered why the CPI, GDP and employment numbers run counter to your personal and business experiences?  The problem lies in biased and often-manipulated government reporting.— John Williams

Sekulow’s nonprofit juggernaut has tentacles that involve defending Israel against perceived media bias; his playing a major role in writing the USA Patriot Act; setting up a nonprofit to funnel money to former Attorney General John Ashcroft; and legally representing 27 Tea Party groups across the country. (See here for more details.) Main Street businesses that received only a small portion of the amount of funds they requested under the PPP program, some as little as $1,000, may want to write to their representatives in Congress and request an investigation of why Sekulow’s well-funded, taxpayer-subsidized nonprofit got so much money. — Jay Sekulow, Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer, Collected $1-2 Million in a PPP Loan for his Scandal-Ridden Charity

Image of the Day:

Doctor Trump’s Coronavirus  Opinion: Don’t Worry Be Happy!Videos of the Day:

Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery

Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

 United States:

The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a  Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War!  Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich.

Health Official Says Tulsa’s Spike in COVID Cases Likely Linked to Trump Rally public health official in Tulsa, Oklahoma, suggested this week that President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in the city last month likely caused a spike in new cases of coronavirus seen in the jurisdiction. By Chris WalkerCoronavirus Relief Funds Are About to Run Out for the Child Care Industry As child care centers close en masse, Congress has been unwilling to provide the resources to stave off the crisis. By Alexis GoldsteinThe 1% Government Barely and Rarely Taxes Taxes the 1%!

‘An Absolute Outrage’: Sanders Rips ‘Wealthy Tax Cheats’ as CBO Estimates $381 Billion in Annual Unpaid Taxes “The richest 1% is responsible for 70% of all unpaid taxes… Congress is leaving hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes uncollected from the wealthy.” By Jake JohnsonHumanity on Track to Soon Hit 1.5ºC Paris Accord Limit as Atmospheric CO2 Nears Level Not Seen in 15 Million Years “It’s still not too late to avoid the worst effects of the #ClimateEmergency. But governments need to act NOW,” tweeted Greenpeace. By Jessica Corbett ‘No One Is Above the Law’: Supreme Court Allows New York Prosecutor to Subpoena Trump Financial Records A split decision on two separate cases pertaining to the president’s taxes will likely leave the documents out of public view until after the election. By Julia Conley


Civil Rights/Black Liberation:

There is no democracy in the United States! — Just democracy for the 1%!  When the order in the United States is economic and social inequality. The slogan ‘Law and Order’ means the maintenance of that order— Rich 1% First and  the poorest of the 99% last!. Real democracy means that we all share the wealth equally! —Roland Sheppard

Vanguard leadership by Blacks: The history of the US is one of thievery and national oppression.  Whites rarely know the truth about the history.   The Black leadership of the current upsurge and the BLM organisations know the truth.  Their vanguard political role has inspired other oppressed peoples to stand up.  The white backlash, led by Trump, is seeking to use more violence to suppress the movement and encourage liberals to protect the police institutions. In the past, that “law and order” message has worked.  History shows that Democratic elected officials and establishment liberals, including Africa Americans, have supported the police, the “law and order” agenda and mass incarceration. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has already declared he will increase police budgets if he is elected president.What next?: This is why the left wing of the protest movement is not shifting their focus away from peaceful street action to campaign for Joe Biden. The gains won so far are due to mass struggle and must continue no matter who is president and which party rules Congress. The American crises cannot be solved by liberalism and electoralism.  Trump’s race-war strategy can only win if the movement leaves the streets. As the examples in New York City, Minneapolis and Seattle show, protests will continue so long as killer cops are not prosecuted and put in prisons. A Third Radical Reconstruction (Revolution) is needed now. — Malik Miah, United States: July 4 Speech Signals New Stage in Trump’s Race War

Conservative Elites Are Fighting for “Values” Invented to Justify Slavery hroughout its history the U.S. has had two very different ruling elites, motivated by very different definitions of liberty. Let’s call them the New England Yankees vs. the Old South Planters. Their radically different definitions of “liberty” still divide liberals and conservatives today. By Peter Montague

Don’t Let the Democratic Party Bury the Movement  The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people’s power. By Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor Freedom Rider: The Police Defunding Con Game Cutting police budgets without establishing public control over their behavior doesn’t solve the problem, and invites politicians to shuffle budget numbers around like a three-card monte swindle. Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnistThe State and White supremacy: The Inextricable Link The demand for “justice” by the pubic had the ironic result of re-legitimizing the state as an institution that could in fact render justice – but only an empowered people can establish a just order. By Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist Beware of Right Deviations That Have Emerged from the Three-Headed Crisis of US Imperialism  Libertarianism, like all capitalist ideologies, is bound with white supremacy. By Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing EditorTo Abolish the Medical industrial Complex Like prisons, healthcare systems are part of the way that empire reproduces itself. By Gwendolyn Wallace#WE TOO If there can be no peace without justice, then there can never be peace while the US Prison Gulag exists. By Shaka ShakurWhen France Extorted Haiti – the Greatest Heist in History The indemnity Haiti paid to France is the first and only time a formerly enslaved people were forced to compensate those who had once enslaved them. By Marlene DautNicaragua – How Phony Human Rights Groups Slandered a U.S.-Targeted Nation  Nicaragua’s case is a text-book example of how genuine human rights research has been subverted so as to produce highly biased reports. By Stephen SeftonThe Weaponization of Culture While statues glorifying white supremacy are being torn down across the globe, a Maryland county is busy desecrating African graves and building a new edifice to white supremacy. By Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, BAR editor and columnistCuban Spies Disguised As Doctors The European Union now excludes travelers from the COVID-ridden U.S. , but welcomes those from the virtually COVID-free Cuba. By Roger StollWhat’s in a Name Change?: A New Black/Native American Solidarity Native American and African/Black people in America have both been victims of Settler Colonialism. By Gustavus GriffinLabor:


COVID-19 Exposes the Weakness of a Major Theory Used to Justify Capitalism COVID-19 exposes the sham of orthodox economics. It was not profitable for capitalists to produce and stockpile adequate quantities of tests, masks, gloves, beds, etc., to be prepared for the virus. Given the costs to produce these commodities, there was no way of knowing how long they would need to be stockpiled before there would be a demand for and purchase of them. Stockpiling costs. So do monitoring stockpiles for deterioration and replacing deteriorated stocks or insuring against deterioration. There was, in short, no way to know (and thus be able to calculate) the costs in the manner fantasized by orthodox economics. By Richard D. WolffJay Sekulow, Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer, Collected $1-2 Million in a PPP Loan for his Scandal-Ridden Charity Jay Sekulow’s charities have been under a harsh glare for almost two decades for funneling vast sums to Sekulow and his family members. Now, one of those charities, the American Center for Law and Justice, has turned up on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan database that was released this week by the Small Business Administration. PPP loans were part of the CARES Act passed by Congress to help small businesses with no other source of funding stay alive during the pandemic By Pam Martens and Russ Martens


Britain: Momentum election results show appetite for radical change On July 1, elections for Momentum’s leading body produced a victory for the grassroots slate, winning on a promise of democratic change and socialist policies. This should empower activists to get organised and fight the right.  By Adam Booth

Health, Science, Education, and Welfare:

The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who ‘governn’, pass universal healthcare for themselves, but they cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be,  a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People  Vote on Healthcare

‘The Last Straw’: As Pandemic Rages, Oxfam Warns 12,000 Could Die Per Day From Hunger “Meanwhile, those at the top are continuing to make a profit.” By Andrea Germanos