2019-06-12: Social Media Postees

'Not an interference!' Trump would 'listen' if foreigners offered dirt on 2020 opponents
rt.com | 2019-06-13
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. | …
rt.com/usa/461730-trump-dirt-opponents-foreigners/

UN calls for investigation into Sudan's slide into 'human rights abyss'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-12
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…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/06/12/un-calls-for-investigation-into-sudans-slide-into-human-rights-abyss/

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Trump Regime Formally Requests Assange's Extradition to the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-formally-requests-assanges-extradition-us/5680418

Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/russian-american-israeli-meeting-jerusalem-syria-iran-table/5680395

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

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

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

The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-propaganda-blitz-ahead-idlibs-liberation/5680373

Towards "NATO-Exit"? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. Turkey's Alliance with Russia, China and Iran?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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.
globalresearch.ca/towards-nato-exit-shift-in-the-structure-of-military-coalitions-turkeys-alliance-with-russia-china-and-iran/5633771

Germany, Japan, Iran and Trump: Will Reason and Harmony Triumph in the World?
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-12
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/germany-japan-iran-and-trump-will-reason-and-harmony-triumph-in-the-world/

Russia-China: The Summit Which the Media Ignored
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/russia-china-summit-media-ignored/5680360

Vasily Grossman in War and Peace
Sheila Fitzpatrick | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Vasily Grossman in War and Peace…
thenation.com/article/vasily-grossman-and-the-soviet-century-alexandra-popoff-book-review/

Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chaos-Hits-Hong-Kong-as-Protesters-Turn-to-Violence-20190612-0003.html

Vasily Grossman in War and Peace
Sheila Fitzpatrick | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Vasily Grossman in War and Peace…
thenation.com/article/vasily-grossman-and-the-soviet-century-alexandra-popoff-book-review/

Estados Unidos infringe el derecho internacional al tomar posesión de la Embajada de Venezuela y arrestar a los huéspedes
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-12
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.
liberationnews.org/estados-unidos-infringe-el-derecho-internacional-al-tomar-posesion-de-la-embajada-de-venezuela-y-arrestar-a-los-huespedes/

Hung Jury in Humanitarian Aid Trial Shows Arizonans Still 'Standing Their Ground' for Justice
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"Scott Warren remains innocent, both as a legal matter and as a factual matter." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/hung-jury-humanitarian-aid-trial-shows-arizonans-still-standing-their-ground-justice?cd-origin=rss

Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
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…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial-of-no-more-deaths-volunteer-scott-warren-ends-in-mistrial/

Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
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…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial-of-no-more-deaths-volunteer-scott-warren-ends-in-mistrial/

At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-12
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/12/o…

U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-06-12
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…
workers.org/2019/06/11/u-s-drags-mexican-govt-into-war-on-migrants/

I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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.
globalresearch.ca/i-am-a-syrian-living-in-syria-it-was-never-a-revolution-nor-a-civil-war-the-terrorists-are-sent-by-your-government/5544450

Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Bombs-Syrian-Army-in-Southern-Syria-20190612-0002.html

Stand Up America Drives 50,000 Constituent Calls to Congress Demanding an Impeachment Inquiry After Mueller Report
commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/12/stand-america-drives-50000-constituent-calls-congress-demanding-impeachment?cd-origin=rss

CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/codepink-wants-bring-giant-baby-trump-blimp-dc-july-4th-protests?cd-origin=rss

Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-12
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.
mintpressnews.com/yemeni-party-leader-dies-saudi-blockade/259169/

How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/how-not-to-honor-jamal-khashoggi/

Saudi arms sales may be at center of the next showdown between Trump and Congress
rt.com | 2019-06-12
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. | …
rt.com/usa/461714-saudi-arms-senate-veto/

How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/how-not-to-honor-jamal-khashoggi/

Good news: Straight people don't need a parade
Jill Richardson | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-12
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/12/good-news-straight-people-dont-need-a-parade/

Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
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…
truthdig.com/articles/straight-people-should-be-glad-they-dont-need-a-parade/

Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
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…
truthdig.com/articles/straight-people-should-be-glad-they-dont-need-a-parade/

Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-06-12
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…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/06/12/massive-leak-exposes-the-soft-coup-that-gave-rise-to-brazils-far-right/

Burma's Suu Kyi joins Hungary's Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-12
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…
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-nascimento-cancel-tel-aviv

Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-12
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/12/s…

Prosecutorial misconduct: Brazil's justice minister implicated in election plot against Lula
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-12
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/prosecutorial-misconduct-brazils-justice-minister-implicated-in-election-plot-against-lula/

India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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" …
globalresearch.ca/india-israel-officially-diplomatic-allies-un/5680392

The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere but War. China's Competitive Edge
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-has-been-eclipsed-in-every-sphere-but-war-chinas-competitive-edge/5680343

Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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.
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-worse/5674472

World's Largest Plant Survey Reveals Alarming Extinction Rate of Seed Bearing Plant Species
Heidi Ledford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/worlds-largest-plant-survey-reveals-alarming-extinction-rate-of-seed-bearing-plant-species/5680398

Video: The Seven Biggest Failures of Trumponomics
Robert Reich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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."…
globalresearch.ca/video-the-seven-biggest-failures-of-trumponomics/5680383

The Caliphate Project, Made in America. Declassified U.S. Government Documents Confirm the US Supported the Creation of ISIS
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/newly-declassified-u-s-government-documents-the-west-supported-the-creation-of-isis/5451640

US Senators Meet with Jewish Leaders in Semi-secret Annual Event
Alison Weir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-senators-meet-jewish-leaders-semi-secret-annual-event/5680403

Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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…
globalresearch.ca/toxic-air-leads-premature-death-new-york-paris-london-beijing-berlin-moscow/5680370

Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/corporate-debt-and-the-great-recession-the-press-still-doesnt-get-it/

Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/politicians-should-be-doing-the-jobs-they-have-not-campaigning-for-the-jobs-they-want/

The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
"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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-irish-language-and-marxist-materialism/

The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-danish-elections-social-democracy-with-an-inhumane-face/

What Everyone Knows About D-Day
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/what-everyone-knows-about-d-day/

The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
"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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-irish-language-and-marxist-materialism/

More US Dictatorship Against Cuba
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/more-us-dictatorship-against-cuba/

Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/why-an-apology-tour-is-needed-an-open-letter-to-joe-biden/

Echo in the Canyon
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/echo-in-the-canyon/

A Green Global Party?
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/a-green-global-party/

More US Dictatorship Against Cuba
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/more-us-dictatorship-against-cuba/

Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/corporate-debt-and-the-great-recession-the-press-still-doesnt-get-it/

A Green Global Party?
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/a-green-global-party/

The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-danish-elections-social-democracy-with-an-inhumane-face/

Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/politicians-should-be-doing-the-jobs-they-have-not-campaigning-for-the-jobs-they-want/

Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/why-an-apology-tour-is-needed-an-open-letter-to-joe-biden/

Europe has no freedom but to choose "freedom gas"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-12
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…
mronline.org/2019/06/12/europe-has-no-freedom-but-to-choose-freedom-gas/

Ramona Africa honored
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-06-12
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…
workers.org/2019/06/11/ramona-africa-honored/

Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-12
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…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/n…

Ramona Africa honored
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-06-12
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…
workers.org/2019/06/11/ramona-africa-honored/

Trump's Trade War: Race-Baiting and Farm Bankruptcies
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2019-06-12
All the blood lost has been for a "marginally" different trade deal that probably won't get passed anyway.
progressive.org/dispatches/trumps-trade-war-lounsbury-190612/

Even the 1% Know They Aren't Paying Their Fair Share: New Poll Shows 60% of Millionaires Support Warren's Ultra-Wealth Tax
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/even-1-know-they-arent-paying-their-fair-share-new-poll-shows-60-millionaires?cd-origin=rss

Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future"
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Adding to Planetary Alarm Bells, Top US Finance Official Warns Climate Crisis a Recipe for Global Economic Collapse
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/adding-planetary-alarm-bells-top-us-finance-official-warns-climate-crisis-recipe?cd-origin=rss

Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges
commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/12/mistrial-case-dr-scott-warren-prosecution-must-drop-charges?cd-origin=rss

Trump's War on Science is Grounds to Impeach
Basav Sen | progressive.org | 2019-06-12
There are fresh signs that the Trump Administration intends to actively interfere in research by federal scientists.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-war-on-science-trump-impeach-sen-190612/

Judge orders 'conversion therapy' provider to permanently cease operations once again
splcenter.org | 2019-06-12
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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/12/judge-orders-conversion-therapy-provider-permanently-cease-operations-once-again

Canadian Communist leader: Extreme right danger looms over fall election
Elizabeth Rowley | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-12
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. …
peoplesworld.org/article/canadian-communist-leader-extreme-right-danger-looms-over-fall-election/

New Report Exposes Pentagon's Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/new-report-exposes-pentagons-massive-contributions-climate-crisis-post-911?cd-origin=rss

Famed film actress Lillian Gish's name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Trump's War on Science Is Grounds to Impeach
Basav Sen | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
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…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/12/trumps-war-science-grounds-impeach?cd-origin=rss

Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
David Bromwich | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
thenation.com/article/will-the-world-end-in-nuclear-or-climate-catastrophe/

Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arreaza-Slams-Bolton-as-Man-Stuck-in-the-Anachronic-Cold-War-20190612-0004.html

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/abe-trumps-informal-ambassador-iran-he-wants-more-than-mediate/5680388

Nigeria elects new parliament speaker
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/nigeria-elects-new-parliament-speaker/

Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/09/18823811.php

European Investment Bank launches effort to help Kenya's smallholders
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/european-investment-bank-launches-effort-to-help-kenyas-smallholders/

It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-12
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…
therealnews.com/stories/it-could-take-2800-years-to-clean-albertas-old-oil-and-gas-wells

DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
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…
truthout.org/video/dhs-watchdog-confirms-horrific-conditions-at-immigrant-jails/

Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823889.php

Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/mohamed-salah-links-up-with-egypt-squad-ahead-of-afcon-2019/

Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-12
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…
therealnews.com/stories/leaked-messages-confirm-imprisonment-of-brazils-lula-da-silva-was-politically-motivated

Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires – How about the rest of us?
Tes Welborn | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823883.php

Envoy: Sudan transition talks to resume
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/envoy-sudan-transition-talks-to-resume/

Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
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 "
truthout.org/articles/trump-administration-plans-to-detain-children-at-former-japanese-internment-camp/

US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-12
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.
mintpressnews.com/friedman-west-bank/259159/

Body Cameras and Tasers Make Billions for Axon, But Don't Solve Police Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
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
truthout.org/articles/body-cameras-and-tasers-make-billions-for-axon-but-dont-solve-police-violence/

Why I Can't Bring Myself to Watch "When They See Us"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
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…
truthout.org/articles/why-i-cant-bring-myself-to-watch-when-they-see-us/

Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future"
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823896.php

Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823889.php

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