2020-07-15: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-07-15). Hancock 'not frankly interested' in Gove not wearing a mask while shopping. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is "not frankly interested" in his Cabinet colleague Michael Gove being pictured in a shop without a mask ahead of them being made compulsory to slow the spread of coronavirus.The senior Cabinet Office minister, who had earlier sparked confusion by suggesting face coverings would not be mandatory in shops in England, was photographed uncovered in Pret A Manger despite insisting it was "basic good manners" to wear a mask.His maskless face was in stark contrast to that of international trade secretary Liz Truss, who minutes earlier had left the same store in Westminster wea…

The Canary (2020-07-14). Pandemic has boosted support for Welsh independence, Plaid Cymru leader says. thecanary.co The coronavirus crisis has been a "game changer" in the argument for Welsh independence, Plaid Cymru's leader has said.Adam Price said a new "national consciousness" had been boosted by the Welsh government's contrasting pandemic response to the UK government.A motion has been tabled by Plaid in the Welsh Parliament to debate whether Welsh ministers should be given the right to call a referendum on independence in future, with permission currently needed from Westminster.Price said the motion, to be heard on Wednesday, was prompted by growing self-confidence in the nation due to its Covid-19 divergence from Engla…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-07-14). Soft Power: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields by BNimri Aziz July 11/2020. counterpunch.org I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation's global cultural reach as expressed through its 'soft power'. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power "involves shaping the preferences of others through appeal and attraction". Contrasted with coercive measures, it's achieved largely through cultural means, although nevertheless

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-13). China and Iran Deepening Bilateral Ties. A 25-Year Strategic Partnership. globalresearch.ca In contrast to endless US war on humanity, China, Russia, Iran, and other nonbelligerent nations on its target list for regime change pursue cooperative relations with other countries — hostility toward none. | For some time, China and Iran have been …

Dr. Paul Oquist (2020-07-13). "Equilibra": The Current Threats Menacing Humanity. globalresearch.ca Interview with Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua | *** | Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Dr. Paul Oquist. It's June 29th. Dr. Oquist is going to talk to us about …

2020-07-14: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-07-14). Pandemic has boosted support for Welsh independence, Plaid Cymru leader says. thecanary.co The coronavirus crisis has been a "game changer" in the argument for Welsh independence, Plaid Cymru's leader has said.Adam Price said a new "national consciousness" had been boosted by the Welsh government's contrasting pandemic response to the UK government.A motion has been tabled by Plaid in the Welsh Parliament to debate whether Welsh ministers should be given the right to call a referendum on independence in future, with permission currently needed from Westminster.Price said the motion, to be heard on Wednesday, was prompted by growing self-confidence in the nation due to its Covid-19 divergence from Engla…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-07-14). Soft Power: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields by BNimri Aziz July 11/2020. counterpunch.org I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation's global cultural reach as expressed through its 'soft power'. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power "involves shaping the preferences of others through appeal and attraction". Contrasted with coercive measures, it's achieved largely through cultural means, although nevertheless

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-13). China and Iran Deepening Bilateral Ties. A 25-Year Strategic Partnership. globalresearch.ca In contrast to endless US war on humanity, China, Russia, Iran, and other nonbelligerent nations on its target list for regime change pursue cooperative relations with other countries — hostility toward none. | For some time, China and Iran have been …

Dr. Paul Oquist (2020-07-13). "Equilibra": The Current Threats Menacing Humanity. globalresearch.ca Interview with Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua | *** | Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Dr. Paul Oquist. It's June 29th. Dr. Oquist is going to talk to us about …

_____ (2020-07-11). Nicaragua: How Phony Human Rights Groups Slandered A US-Targeted Nation. popularresistance.org During the Nicaraguan coup attempt and ever since it failed, the North American and European human rights industry has falsely accused the Nicaraguan authorities of having brutally repressed ful opposition s with disproportionate lethal violence. In doing so, reports by human rights organizations have systematically ignored numerous very serious crimes and even massacres by Nicaragua's US-supported right-wing opposition and their allies. Between April 18th and July 17th, 2018, 23 police officers were killed by opposition s and 400 officers suffered gunshot wounds inflicted by opposition gunmen…