themcglynn.com

12 Jul

A Foreign Perspective, News and Analyses

Today’s Leading Articles

Robert Mueller breaks his silence and condemns Trump for commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China

India sees biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases

The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

‘We will haunt you’: survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre – video report

Coronavirus report: India reports record spike as cases double in South Africa

 

 

English Online International Newspapers

Nearly all of these are English-edition daily newspapers. These sites have interesting editorials and essays, and many have links to other good news sources. We try to limit this list to those sites which are regularly updated, reliable, with a high percentage of “up” time.

Recommended:

The Guardian>>

Irish Examiner>>

France 24>>

Spiegel>>

The Age>>

The Observer>>

BBC>>

View All>>

 

 

 

 

Srebrenica: Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre

 

 


 

World Politics

Poland’s presidential election too close to call as voting begins

At UN, Arab League head warns of ‘religious war’ if Israel annexes in West Bank

 

Crossroads Hotel: thousands told to isolate for two weeks as Sydney coronavirus cluster grows

UN restarts Syria cross-border aid but with only one access point

Sabotage, sanctions and the bullying of Iran is bound to backfire on the west

 

United States

Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message

Our Time Is Now review: Stacey Abrams for attorney general, if not VP to Biden

Mike Pence postpones Florida campaign tour as coronavirus cases surge

Who is Lauren Boebert, the QAnon sympathizer who won a Republican primary?

Masha Gessen: ‘I never thought I’d say it, but Trump is worse than Putin’

 

Coronavirus Pandemic

Face masks in shops will not be mandatory in England, Gove suggests

Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time during Covid-19 pandemic

Crossroads Hotel: thousands told to isolate for two weeks as Sydney coronavirus cluster grows

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

Okinawa demands answers from US after 61 marines contract coronavirus prisons

Most viewed in US news

08 Jul

A Foreign Perspective, News and Analyses

Today’s Leading Articles

Inside the ‘dysfunctional family’ that gave us Trump, according to his niece

US reaches 3m confirmed Covid-19 cases as Pence pushes for schools to reopen

Johns Hopkins tracker confirms US has hit 3m mark

Mike Pence pushes for US children to return to school

Trump impeachment witness to retire over ‘campaign of bullying’

Supreme court upholds Trump rules letting more employers deny contraceptive coverage

English Online International Newspapers

Nearly all of these are English-edition daily newspapers. These sites have interesting editorials and essays, and many have links to other good news sources. We try to limit this list to those sites which are regularly updated, reliable, with a high percentage of “up” time.

Recommended:

The Guardian>>

Irish Examiner>>

France 24>>

Spiegel>>

The Age>>

The Observer>>

BBC>>

View All>>

 

 

 

 

Alexander Vindman, witness ‘bullied by Trump’, quits US military

 

 


 

World Politics

Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus

Pence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands

Canada has handled coronavirus outbreak better than US, Trudeau says

What kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19?

 

United States

Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message

Our Time Is Now review: Stacey Abrams for attorney general, if not VP to Biden

Mike Pence postpones Florida campaign tour as coronavirus cases surge

Who is Lauren Boebert, the QAnon sympathizer who won a Republican primary?

Masha Gessen: ‘I never thought I’d say it, but Trump is worse than Putin’

 

Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus live news: Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases

Texas governor orders residents to wear face masks as coronavirus cases surge

Bolivia in danger of squandering its head start over coronavirus

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

‘Historic health screw-up’: what you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis in California prisons

 

Most viewed in US news

04 Jul

Thinking ‘Freedom from Tyranny’ with Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July

 

 


 

Frederick Douglass – “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (1852)

 

“Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens:

He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country schoolhouses, avails me nothing on the present occasion.

The papers and placards say, that I am to deliver a 4th [of] July oration. This certainly sounds large, and out of the common way, for it is true that I have often had the privilege to speak in this beautiful Hall, and to address many who now honor me with their presence. But neither their familiar faces, nor the perfect gage I think I have of Corinthian Hall, seems to free me from embarrassment.

The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, the distance between this platform and the slave plantation, from which I escaped, is considerable — and the difficulties to be overcome in getting from the latter to the former, are by no means slight. That I am here to-day is, to me, a matter of astonishment as well as of gratitude. You will not, therefore, be surprised, if in what I have to say I evince no elaborate preparation, nor grace my speech with any high sounding exordium. With little experience and with less learning, I have been able to throw my thoughts hastily and imperfectly together; and trusting to your patient and generous indulgence, I will proceed to lay them before you.

This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, is what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God. It carries your minds back to the day, and to the act of your great deliverance; and to the signs, and to the wonders, associated with that act, and that day. This celebration also marks the beginning of another year of your national life; and reminds you that the Republic of America is now 76 years old. I am glad, fellow-citizens, that your nation is so young. Seventy-six years, though a good old age for a man, is but a mere speck in the life of a nation. Three score years and ten is the allotted time for individual men; but nations number their years by thousands. According to this fact, you are, even now, only in the beginning of your national career, still lingering in the period of childhood. I repeat, I am glad this is so. There is hope in the thought, and hope is much needed, under the dark clouds which lower above the horizon. The eye of the reformer is met with angry flashes, portending disastrous times; but his heart may well beat lighter at the thought that America is young, and that she is still in the impressible stage of her existence. May he not hope that high lessons of wisdom, of justice and of truth, will yet give direction to her destiny? Were the nation older, the patriot’s heart might be sadder, and the reformer’s brow heavier. Its future might be shrouded in gloom, and the hope of its prophets go out in sorrow. There is consolation in the thought that America is young. Great streams are not easily turned from channels, worn deep in the course of ages. They may sometimes rise in quiet and stately majesty, and inundate the land, refreshing and fertilizing the earth with their mysterious properties. They may also rise in wrath and fury, and bear away, on their angry waves, the accumulated wealth of years of toil and hardship. They, however, gradually flow back to the same old channel, and flow on as serenely as ever. But, while the river may not be turned aside, it may dry up, and leave nothing behind but the withered branch, and the unsightly rock, to howl in the abyss-sweeping wind, the sad tale of departed glory. As with rivers so with nations. Continue Reading »

03 Jul

A Foreign Perspective, News and Analyses

Today’s Leading Articles

A history of Fourth of July protests in America – in pictures

Coronavirus: US reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,000

What Facebook and the Oil Industry Have in Common

Climate crisis: Rising temperatures could cause mass die-off

Jane Goodall on conservation, climate change and COVID-19: “If we carry on with business as usual, we’re going to destroy ourselves”

English Online International Newspapers

Nearly all of these are English-edition daily newspapers. These sites have interesting editorials and essays, and many have links to other good news sources. We try to limit this list to those sites which are regularly updated, reliable, with a high percentage of “up” time.

Recommended:

The Guardian>>

Irish Examiner>>

France 24>>

Spiegel>>

The Age>>

The Observer>>

BBC>>

View All>>

 

 

 

 

Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief

 

 


 

World Politics

Online hate campaign targets Indian streaming stars

Khashoggi fiancee calls for justice as 20 Saudi officials go on trial in Turkey

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Hong Kong journalists and lawyers scramble to adapt to security law

 

United States

Why Republicans are desperate to keep the white status quo as it disintegrates

Could Dayton’s Black voters turn Ohio blue?

Mike Pence postpones Florida campaign tour as coronavirus cases surge

Coronavirus US: Florida again breaks one-day record for new cases – live

Masha Gessen: ‘I never thought I’d say it, but Trump is worse than Putin’

 

Coronavirus Pandemic

Texas governor orders residents to wear face masks as coronavirus cases surge

Bolivia in danger of squandering its head start over coronavirus

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

‘Historic health screw-up’: what you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis in California prisons

 

Most viewed in US news

© 2020 themcglynn.com | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

Global Positioning System Gazettewordpress logo