2019-06-12: News Headlines

RT (2019-06-13). 'Not an interference!' Trump would 'listen' if foreigners offered dirt on 2020 opponents. rt.com Donald Trump has admitted he would welcome kompromat on his political rivals from any sources — including foreign powers — without necessarily telling the FBI, throwing new bait to Russiagaters so desperate to see him impeached. |

MAIL (2019-06-12). Headlines for June 12, 2019. democracynow.org Police Crack Down on Second Wave of Hong Kong Mass Protests, Trial Against Humanitarian Activist Scott Warren Ends in Hung Jury, House Votes to Sue Trump Admin over AG Barr and Don McGahn Subpoenas, DOJ Advises Trump to Block Possible Contempt Motions Against Wilbur Ross and Barr over 2020 Census, Donald Trump Jr. Testifies Before Senate, Mass Arrests in Russia After Protests over Detention of Journalist, Reports of Injuries After Houthi Missile Hits Saudi Airport, Sudanese Protesters and Military Gov't to Resume Talks After Bloody Crackdown, Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexuality, DHS Secretary Testifies to Congr…

The Canary (2019-06-12). UN calls for investigation into Sudan's slide into 'human rights abyss'. thecanary.co UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a "human rights abyss" in the aftermath of the Sudanese authorities' deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. Military forces reportedly killed at least 100 people. | The experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, called on Wednesday for an independent investigatio…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest. wsws.org While supporting the US-led persecution of Julian Assange, Western media and politicians, as part of their campaign for regime change in Moscow, decried the arrest of Golunov.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-12). Trump Regime Formally Requests Assange's Extradition to the US. globalresearch.ca A total of 18 charges against Assange, with reportedly more to come, are all about wanting truth-telling journalism the way it should be on vital domestic and geopolitical issues silenced. | Trump regime hardliners want information about US wrongdoing suppressed. They …

WSWS (2019-06-12). Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange. wsws.org Andrew Fowler warned: "If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US."

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-12). A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table. globalresearch.ca This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …

Ajit Singh (2019-06-12). How Venezuela's US-backed opposition distorts 'human rights' to push regime change. thegrayzone.com Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized "human rights"…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy. thegrayzone.com Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-06-12). The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation. globalresearch.ca A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-12). Towards "NATO-Exit"? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. Turkey's Alliance with Russia, China and Iran? globalresearch.ca Contemporary developments point to a historical shift in the structure of military alliances which indelibly contributes to weakening US hegemony as well as creating conditions which could result in the breakup of NATO.

Gary Leupp (2019-06-12). Germany, Japan, Iran and Trump: Will Reason and Harmony Triumph in the World? dissidentvoice.org Japan used to be the number one foreign consumer of Iranian oil, slipping to number two as China increased its purchases. Now, obliged to defer to the U.S., Japan purchases none. Germany has been Iran's largest European trade partner, and was hoping for major deals following the conclusion of the Iran Deal in 2015. These …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-12). Russia-China: The Summit Which the Media Ignored. globalresearch.ca On 5 June, the media projectors zeroed in on President Trump and the European leaders of NATO, who, for the anniversary of D-Day, auto-celebrated in Portsmouth "peace, freedom and democracy in Europe," vowing to "defend them at any time, wherever …

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence. telesurenglish.net The Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators on Wednesday after the latter protested the latest extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. | RELATED: | Hong Kong: 'Occupy' Leaders Plead Not Guilty to Nuisance Charge | Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned th…

Sheila Fitzpatrick (2019-06-12). Vasily Grossman in War and Peace. thenation.com Vasily Grossman in War and Peace…

Liberation Staff (2019-06-12). Estados Unidos infringe el derecho internacional al tomar posesión de la Embajada de Venezuela y arrestar a los huéspedes. liberationnews.org El 16 de mayo, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos cometió una grave violación del derecho internacional que apenas se informó en los principales medios de comunicación.

Eds. (2019-06-12). Tales of resistance: beyond black and white. mronline.org On the 20th anniversary of Chávez's first "Aló Presidente" broadcast, VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos looks back on this revolutionary tool and the current challenges in the communications field. | Source

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to District Judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-12). Hung Jury in Humanitarian Aid Trial Shows Arizonans Still 'Standing Their Ground' for Justice. commondreams.org "Scott Warren remains innocent, both as a legal matter and as a factual matter." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-06-12). At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali. wsws.org This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.

MAIL (2019-06-12). Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ…

Martha Grevatt (2019-06-12). U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants. workers.org President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria. telesurenglish.net The Israeli forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian military in southern Syria last night, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | The SANA report claimed that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the town of Tal Al-Harra in Syria's Daraa province. | The Syrian military reportedly intercepted several Israeli projectiles as they attempted to hit their bases in Tal Al-Harra last night, SANA add…

Mark Taliano (2019-06-12). I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government" globalresearch.ca The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people…the chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by USA and UK etc..Everyone knows that here.

commondreams (2019-06-12). Stand Up America Drives 50,000 Constituent Calls to Congress Demanding an Impeachment Inquiry After Mueller Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests. commondreams.org "We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-06-12). Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment. mintpressnews.com The reopening of Sana`a Airport was part of the negotiations that took place in Sweden last year, but Saudi Arabia has refused to implement an agreement that would ease human suffering.

Charles Pierson (2019-06-12). How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action—and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident. More

RT (2019-06-12). Saudi arms sales may be at center of the next showdown between Trump and Congress. rt.com The Trump administration's arms sales to Saudi Arabia are facing stiff opposition in Congress. However, the power to veto means that the ball remains in President Trump's court for now. |

Staff (2019-06-12). Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade. truthdig.com Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…

Staff (2019-06-12). Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade. truthdig.com Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a " Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…

Jill Richardson (2019-06-12). Good news: Straight people don't need a parade. nationofchange.org Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade"in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, | the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous | far-right groups, and have often embraced violent languag…

John McEvoy (2019-06-12). Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right. thecanary.co UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Burma's Suu Kyi joins Hungary's Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism. wsws.org Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán is an indictment of all those who promoted Suu Kyi as a defender of democratic rights.

Staff (2019-06-12). The Lula Conviction Was a Gigantic Legal Farce. truthdig.com The Intercept's revelation that the Operation Car Wash team sabotaged the 2018 presidential elections shows what everyone already knew but couldn't prove concretely: that the Lula conviction was a gigantic legal farce. | In any nation that was even minimally civilized the case against Lula, as well as a good part of Operation Car Wash in general, would have been dismissed a long time ago due to the glaring disregard of the right of innocent until proven guilty and due process. | Related Articles: …

SAMIR (2019-06-12). Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv! bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019…

Steve Sweeney (2019-06-12). Prosecutorial misconduct: Brazil's justice minister implicated in election plot against Lula. peoplesworld.org Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the subject of a plot to keep him in jail and stop him winning the 2018 presidential election, according to leaked documents. The Intercept website accused Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro of leaking information and advising prosecutors working on a lengthy anti-corruption probe into high-profile business …

MAIL (2019-06-12). Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro. democracynow.org A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula's Workers' Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian law enforcement officials and other data obtained by The Intercept point to an ongoing collaboration between Judge Sérgio Moro and the prosecutors investigating a sweeping corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. Lula was considered a favorite in the lead-up to the 2018 presidential…

Alison Weir (2019-06-12). US Senators Meet with Jewish Leaders in Semi-secret Annual Event. globalresearch.ca An article in the Times of Israel reports that "Jewish leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats today." According to the report, this is an annual event. A quarter of the Senate was in attendance (see list below). | All except one …

Heidi Ledford (2019-06-12). World's Largest Plant Survey Reveals Alarming Extinction Rate of Seed Bearing Plant Species. globalresearch.ca The world's seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly 3 species a year since 1900 ‚Äï which is up to 500 times higher than would be expected as a result of natural forces alone, according to the …

F. William Engdahl (2019-06-12). Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere" globalresearch.ca Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children's urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It's everywhere.

Glen Ford (2019-06-12). The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere but War. China's Competitive Edge. globalresearch.ca US rulers promised that technology would bring the return of the millions of jobs that were outsourced to low-wage countries, but America has lost the hi-tech race and excels only in weapons of war. | "The early U.S. global hi-tech …

Robert Reich (2019-06-12). Video: The Seven Biggest Failures of Trumponomics. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress keep crowing about the economy, when in reality Trumponomics has been a disaster. Here are its 7 biggest failures: | 1. Trump promised to bring down America's trade deficit " as fast as possible."…

Washington's Blog (2019-06-12). The Caliphate Project, Made in America. Declassified U.S. Government Documents Confirm the US Supported the Creation of ISIS. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note: | First published in May 2015, this article reveals not only that the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, it also confirms that the Caliphate Project was designed in Washington. | See Screenshots Below from the title …

Hans Stehling (2019-06-12). Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow. globalresearch.ca There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. | Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies? globalresearch.ca India broke with decades of its post-independence political traditions by unprecedentedly supporting "Israel" at the UN and voting against granting consultative status to a Palestinian NGO that allegedly has ties with Hamas, therefore formally allying with the self-professed "Jewish State" …

Norman Solomon (2019-06-12). Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden. counterpunch.org Dear Mr. Biden: News outlets are reporting that you're determined to prevent your campaign from turning into an "apology tour" this summer. But your only other option is a campaign of denial — sinking deeper into a quagmire of unsustainable pretense. After your flip-flop late last week that finally renounced your 40 years of support More

George Ochenski (2019-06-12). Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want. counterpunch.org The 2020 elections are almost a year and half away, yet Montana's politicians elected to statewide positions are now concentrating not on the jobs they were elected and paid well to do, but on campaigning for their next job. Montanans are fully justified in asking why, since they all stressed how much they wanted to More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-12). The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face. counterpunch.org The great centrist European tradition of social democracy has been receiving a rattle for the last few decades. The European Parliament elections were a reminder how much their appeal has diminished. In Denmark, by way of contrast, they have established something of a bridgehead, defeating the centre-right coalition led by the Venstre party's Lars Là∏kke More

Dean Baker (2019-06-12). Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It. counterpunch.org The Washington Post had another column telling us about the run up in corporate debt and how this is going to be 2008 all over again. This is a popular one with the media. William Cohan has a regular feature in the New York Times telling us how a collapse of the debt bubble is More

Dan Corjescu (2019-06-12). A Green Global Party? counterpunch.org Following the lead of the late Ulrich Beck in works such as Risk Society and Power in the Modern Age the time has now come to ask ourselves whether or not the Green party is already or is about to become a global political party. First a little background in theory. Beck was, of course, famous for introducing the More

Kerron àì Luain (2019-06-12). The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism. counterpunch.org "The night of the sword and bullet was followed by the morning of the chalk and the blackboard. The physical violence of the battlefield was followed by the psychological violence of the classroom. But where the former was visibly brutal, the latter was visibly gentle" The above, written by renowned Kenyan thinker Ng≈©gƒ© wa Thiong'o, More

Jacob Hornberger (2019-06-12). More US Dictatorship Against Cuba. counterpunch.org Lamenting dictatorship in Cuba, the U.S. government has decided to tighten restrictions on the freedom of Americans to travel to Cuba. Never mind that the restrictions were not enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. When it comes to fighting totalitarian dictatorship, the reasoning goes, it's necessary to adopt dictatorial policies here More

CP Editor (2019-06-12). Echo in the Canyon. counterpunch.org

Susan Babbitt (2019-06-12). What Everyone Knows About D-Day. counterpunch.org Four days of coverage of D-Day on CBC radio and no one explains "free world". After seventy-five years, everyone knows what it is.Evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould said nothing is as dangerous as what "everyone knows" but no one remembers the arguments for. Che Guevara called out the US president, at an economics conference, for what "everyone knows" democracy is.[1] Guevara said the conference was political, not about economics. JFK made no arguments. More

Eds. (2019-06-12). Europe has no freedom but to choose "freedom gas" mronline.org The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports "freedom gas." But freedom for who? For Europe who already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over to more expensive U.S. gas under the threat of sanctions? Certainly not. Or freedom for […] | Source

Joe Piette (2019-06-12). Ramona Africa honored. workers.org Ramona Africa & Eleanor Johnson Friends, family and political activists held a "Birthday Celebration of Life" for Ramona Africa in Philadelphia on June 8. Africa is the only adult survivor of the horrendous May 13, 1985, bombing of the communal MOVE home by city officials. The bomb killed six adults . . . | Continue reading Ramona Africa honored at Workers.org

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-12). Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System. blackstarnews.com Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis… | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest—and obviously coerced confession[mdash…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-12). Adding to Planetary Alarm Bells, Top US Finance Official Warns Climate Crisis a Recipe for Global Economic Collapse. commondreams.org Demanding action from industries and government, a top federal regulator warned this week that the human-caused climate emergency poses a threat to the economy which rivals the subprime mortgage meltdown that led to the 2008 financial crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-12). New Report Exposes Pentagon's Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11. commondreams.org Failing to curb the U.S. military's fossil fuel use, Costs of War Project co-director warns, "will help guarantee the nightmare scenarios" forecast by scientists | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future" wsws.org As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a "united front" against the "threat" of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that "our military capabilities exist for a reason… we stand ready to use force."

WSWS (2019-06-12). Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations. wsws.org All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.

Basav Sen (2019-06-12). Trump's War on Science Is Grounds to Impeach. commondreams.org A recent study conducted by Australian climate experts has forecasted that rapidly warming global temperatures could cause human civilization to collapse as early as 2050. (Photo: GRIDArendal) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Elizabeth Rowley (2019-06-12). Canadian Communist leader: Extreme right danger looms over fall election. peoplesworld.org Developments in Canada this spring have been disturbing. Tory (Conservative) governments have been elected in Alberta, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, joining Tory governments in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the right-wing CAQ in Quebec. The federal election campaign will be a watershed election, and a volatile electorate will decide the outcome on October 21st. …

Basav Sen (2019-06-12). Trump's War on Science is Grounds to Impeach. progressive.org There are fresh signs that the Trump Administration intends to actively interfere in research by federal scientists.

splcenter (2019-06-12). Judge orders 'conversion therapy' provider to permanently cease operations once again. splcenter.org A New Jersey state judge this week ordered the dissolution of an organization known as the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA) — which facilitated fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" — after its directors violated an injunction entered four years ago requiring its predecessor to permanently cease all operations.

Jud Lounsbury (2019-06-12). Trump's Trade War: Race-Baiting and Farm Bankruptcies. progressive.org All the blood lost has been for a "marginally" different trade deal that probably won't get passed anyway.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Famed film actress Lillian Gish's name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised. wsws.org The Ohio university's cowardly decision is a capitulation to the worst sort of ahistorical moralizing and the current obsession with race and gender politics within the affluent middle class.

commondreams (2019-06-12). Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). Even the 1% Know They Aren't Paying Their Fair Share: New Poll Shows 60% of Millionaires Support Warren's Ultra-Wealth Tax. commondreams.org "A majority of Americans, even the 1% of us, know that our inequality is out of control and we need to make some big changes if we want to fix things." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

David Bromwich (2019-06-12). Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe? thenation.com Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe?

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an…

Tes Welborn (2019-06-12). Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires – How about the rest of us? indybay.org Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019. cgtn.com Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has finally joined The Pharaos for training ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. | The Liverpool FC forward was given a longer rest period after his side's exploits in the just ended season, which saw them lift a sixth Champions League title. | The 26-year-old joined the Egyptian team on Wednesday, one week after the team begun ioyts pre-AFCON preparations. | The Pharaohs are scheduled to play two friendly games before their AFCON campaign begins. | Salah will however not participate in the first friendly match against Tanzania on Thursday, though he is expected to get…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). European Investment Bank launches effort to help Kenya's smallholders. cgtn.com European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday launched a 5.7 billion shillings (57 million U.S. dollars) program to help boost economic opportunities for thousands of smallholders across Kenya. | Catherine Collin, European Investment Bank regional representative for East Africa said the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will seek to transform long-term investments in agriculture in Africa. | "Working with Equity Bank across country, the new Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will help agriculture companies to modernize and harness the full economic, employment and export potential of agriculture as well…

Staff (2019-06-12). Body Cameras and Tasers Make Billions for Axon, But Don't Solve Police Violence. truthout.org This story was produced by The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news site. Last August, Cincinnati police officer Kevin D. Brown tased an 11-year-old Black girl who was suspected of shoplifting food, sparking outrage and a review of the city's use-of-force policy. This year, Minneapolis resident Clifford Johnson <...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Kenya's Strathmore University beats Harvard in WTO competition. cgtn.com A team of three students from Strathmore University defeated Harvard Law School in the final of a global law school competition held in Geneva, Switzerland. | Strathmore University trio beats Harvard in global law school competition. | Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law Competition. | They also beat teams from Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda to represent African at the competition's seventeenth edition. | During the competition, part…

Staff (2019-06-12). It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells. therealnews.com To speed the clean up process, regulators would have to mandate a stricter schedule—but that could cost tens of billions of dollars, much of it coming from taxpayers, says Regan Boychuk, oil sands expert and Reclaim Alberta co-founder…

Staff (2019-06-12). Why I Can't Bring Myself to Watch "When They See Us" truthout.org This is about fear. | I can't watch "When They See Us" … yet I know I must. I have to watch Ava DuVernay's miniseries about the five wrongly convicted Black and Brown children labeled the "Central Park Five." I have to watch it myself and then, at some point now or in the near future, I have to watch it again with my son. But I am a Black Mother in the #BlackLivesMatter Era. I am feeling personal terror too heavy to weigh, too absolute to penetrate. | These narratives terrify me. My stomach is in…

plenglish (2019-06-12). Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.

Staff (2019-06-12). Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated. therealnews.com The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva's prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications…

KP (2019-06-12). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Envoy: Sudan transition talks to resume. cgtn.com Special envoy Mahmoud Dirir says Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The announcement comes as opposition members made the decision to suspend the campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. | Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans at a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer | The latest developments are the first positive steps since talks between the two sides collapsed following the violent breakup of a pr…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Nigeria elects new parliament speaker. cgtn.com Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila of Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Tuesday emerged as the country's new Speaker of the House of Representatives when the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated in the capital Abuja. | Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila (Getty Images) | Gbajabiamila, 56, representing the southwestern state of Lagos, was the favored candidate of the Nigerian ruling party for the House leadership. | The former majority leader of the 8th National Assembly, which was dissolved Thursday, emerged through an election to lead the lower chamber of the Nigerian bi-cameral legislature. | T…

Staff (2019-06-12). Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp. truthout.org Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. | According to Time, Fort Sill "

WSWS repost (2019-06-12). Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future" indybay.org Democratic Party presidential contenders former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg vie to "out-hawk" President Donald Trump in their race to win support from Wall Street and the US Military-Intelligence communities.

David Howard (2019-06-12). Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence. indybay.org Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…

plenglish (2019-06-12). Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 07Brasilia, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has postponed until June 25 the analysis of the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving 431 days in prison for alleged acts of corruption.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate. globalresearch.ca Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump's informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President's proxy such as expanding …

Staff (2019-06-12). DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. truthout.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump admin…

Miko Peled (2019-06-12). US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview. mintpressnews.com If one accepts the legitimacy of the Zionist state then one might as well accept Ambassador Friedman's statement and Israeli sovereignty over all of Palestine.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). UAE Recruited Businessman To Spy on Trump Admin. telesurenglish.net The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recruited a businessman to spy on their ally the United States President Donald Trump and the White House according to a report by The Intercept. | RELATED: | Saudi, UAE Crown Princes Meet with Sudan's Military Council in Effort to Cement Influence | Rashid Malik, an Emirati businessman was paid tens…

Chris Hedges (2019-06-11). First Assange. Then Us. truthdig.com Chris Hedges gave this talk Tuesday, June 11, at an event held in London in support of Julian Assange. | Ask the Iraqi parents of Sabiha Hamed Salih, aged 15, and Ashwaq Hamed Salih, aged 16, who were killed by shrapnel in Baghdad on July 31, 2004, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the man and his two young daughters who saw their wife and mother shot to death and were themselves wounded in a car fired upon by U.S. Marines in Fallujah on July 22, 2005, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the parents of Huda Haleem, an 18-year-old girl, and Raghad Muhamad Haleem, a 5-year-old boy, shot dead by U.S. sol…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US issues formal request for Assange's extradition. wsws.org The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder over his role in the exposure of US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider. globalresearch.ca India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…

commondreams (2019-06-11). Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran. wsws.org The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.

Todd Smith (2019-06-11). The End of Irony: an Irony Opener. dissidentvoice.org Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!—to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …

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