Daily Archives: June 1, 2019

2019-06-01: News Headlines

Craig Murray (2019-06-01). Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State. globalresearch.ca We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange. He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-01). Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-06-01). UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. "Coordinated" by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador. globalresearch.ca The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. | The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-06-01). Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone's Talking About It. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that "Assange's health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him." | This jarring revelation has been reported by a small …

Ben Armbruster (2019-06-01). How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton's March To War With Iran. commondreams.org National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-01). Support MH17 Truth: Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. globalresearch.ca The West accuses Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a Buk missile. IT'S A LIE. The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-01). "Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites. globalresearch.ca The People's Movement has been Hijacked…

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-01). Sanders at top of Greenpeace bold climate action scorecard; Biden at bottom. nationofchange.org "Show us you have the mettle to take on the oil executives standing in the way of progress towards the green, prosperous future our country deserves."

Venezuela Analysis (2019-06-01). Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido. theantimedia.com (VA) — The second round of dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition concluded in Oslo on Wednesday. The Norwegian government issued a statement praising the "willingness" of both parties to "move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country, which includes political, economic and electoral matters." Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Sà∏reide …

By Amy Liu (2019-06-01). Trial begins for Scott Warren, facing 20 years for aiding migrants crossing desert. liberationnews.org We demand that all charges be dropped immediately!

Jake Johnson (2019-06-01). 'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center. globalresearch.ca "This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-01). Spectators, Shoppers and Voters… NOT Citizens! globalresearch.ca I begin my column with the profound words from the great anti empire documentarian Paul Edwards, at the end of his fine new piece Idiocracy: | "The naive cry out for answers to our absurd paralysis, but there are none. …

Al-Masdar News (2019-06-01). US State Department's "Updated Maps" Show Golan Heights as Part of Israeli. globalresearch.ca The US State Department has changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed on Thursday, after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had received one of the updated versions. | "I know …

Mark Taliano (2019-06-01). The Policy of Creative Chaos: America's Project for a "Middle-East Holocaust" globalresearch.ca The Project for a New Middle East[1] is a Project for a New Holocaust. It is happening now. The policy of "Creative Chaos"[2] underpins the holocaust. Empire willfully destroys the sovereignty and territorial integrity of prey nations such as Libya, …

IPBES (2019-06-01). Nature's Dangerous Decline: Animal and Plant Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'. globalresearch.ca Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on …

Dr. David Halpin (2019-06-01). Political Upheaval in the United Kingdom. globalresearch.ca Here in these beautiful isles there are many good people. Those not affected by class or university 'education' say 'We should have been out of the EU within a few weeks of the vote. The EU is a racket. We …

South Front (2019-06-01). "Fort Trump": Permanent US Military Base in Poland. globalresearch.ca Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the "Fort Trump" permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment. | Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has …

Amnesty International (2019-06-01). US-led Coalition Admission of 1,300 Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria. globalresearch.ca Responding to today's announcement by the U.S.-led Coalition that at least 1,302 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq between August 2014 and the end of April 2019, Amnesty International's Senior Crisis Response Adviser Donatella …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-01). Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West's Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17. globalresearch.ca Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad surprised observers when he unexpectedly spoke out against the MH-17 cover-up and dismantled the West's official narrative blaming Russia for this tragedy. The nonagenarian leader raised questions that no non-Russian had hitherto dared to publicly …

WSWS (2019-06-01). France illegally arming Libyan coastguards to stop refugees from Africa. wsws.org The policy has been condemned by multiple human rights organizations because of the prevalence of torture, rape, slavery and murder in the camps.

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-01). US Remains in Denial About How Many Civilians They Killed in Iraq and Syria. theantimedia.com (CD) — The U.S.-led coalition that launched airstrikes against Iraq and Syria against ISIS admitted Friday that those attacks killed civilians, but the number they reported—1,302 deaths in a nearly five-year period—was immediately dismissed as too low by the human rights organization Amnesty International. "While all admissions of responsibility by the U.S.-led coalition for civilian casualties are …

WSWS (2019-06-01). Fifty-five inmates killed in Brazilian prisons. wsws.org This escalating slaughter has been caused by a 300 percent increase in the prison population in the last two decades.

teleSUR (2019-06-01). Global Warming Effects on Ocean Life Kill 70 Grey Whales. telesurenglish.net The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced it will begin an investigation into the cause of an "unusual mortality event" (UME), namely, the death of at least 70 gray whales along the western Pacific coast from Alaska to California that have taken place over the last five months. | RELATED: | Climate Change Killing Off Bering Sea Puffins: Study | The remains of 37 gray whales were found in California, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington State, five…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-01). On Thin Ice: March Warming in Alaska Led to Eight Deaths, Disrupted Fishing. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-01). Youth Activists Holding Coordinated Press Conferences to Raise Awareness on Landmark Court Case. commondreams.org "Climate change is the most pressing issue for our generation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Fight Back (2019-06-01). United Steelworkers authorize strike against Alcoa. fightbacknews.org Washington DC – On May 31, the United Steelworkers (USW) said that members of local unions representing more than 1,500 Alcoa (NYSE: AA) workers have granted their negotiating committee the authority to implement a strike if necessary at the company's facilities in Warrick, Ind.; Massena, N.Y.; Gum Springs, Ark.; Point Comfort, Texas; and Wenatchee, Wash. | The aluminum workers strike authorization votes were conducted during meetings at each location over the course of the past two weeks. USW members have continued to work under the terms and conditions of a contract that was set to expire on May 15, 2019, when…

WSWS (2019-06-01). At least 12 dead in Virginia Beach mass shooting. wsws.org Mass shootings in America are a product of mounting social inequality at home and unending wars abroad.

WSWS (2019-06-01). Arch-communalist Modi sworn-in as India's prime minister for second time. wsws.org Big business, reports the Economic Times, wants the government placed on a "war footing" to rapidly implement "investor friendly reforms."

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-01). President Buhari pledges new tact in fight against terrorism. cgtn.com Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says it is time for "a new way forward that completely removes the threat of terrorism from Lake Chad sub-region." | The Nigerian President made the remarks following a meeting with his Chadian counterpart Idris Deby on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit, hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. | According to the Nigerian presidency's spokesperson Garba Shehu, the two leaders agreed on the need for sub-regional leaders to sit down and agree on changing the strategy "for a more sustained operation, which will continue until the threat i…

Allen Barra (2019-06-01). An Unabashed Tribute to 'The Warriors' on Its 40th Anniversary. truthdig.com Roundly trashed by critics when the gang-themed film debuted in 1979, the cult classic's influences still creep into popular culture today.

WSWS (2019-06-01). UK Labour Party's civil war blows up in aftermath of European election debacle. wsws.org In the absence of any genuine attempt to overcome the divisions sown in the working class by the 2016 referendum, the European elections became a de facto plebiscite on Brexit.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-01). Explosion hits Cameroon's lone oil refinery in restive Anglophone region. cgtn.com An explosion hit Cameroon's lone refinery Friday night, causing serious damage. REUTERS/David M. Parrott/File Photo | An explosion hit Cameroon's lone refinery Friday night, causing serious damage and production suspension, according to a statement published Saturday by the refinery. | "We inform you of the occurrence of an explosion followed by a serious fire in our production units on May 31, 2019, around 9: 30 p.m., causing damage and an indefinite stop to production of all our units," Jean-Paul Simo Njonon, general manager of Cameroon's National Oil Refinery (SONARA), said in the statement. | No one was killed…

teleSUR (2019-06-01). Rare Tornado Rips Through Chile Causing Death, Injuries, Damage. telesurenglish.net Chilean authorities have reported that a woman died Friday after a waterspout and a tornado — generated by torrential rains – ripped through the central and southern regions of the country and caused the victim to sustain injuries from a falling object, according to EFE. | RELATED: | At Least 23 Killed as Devastating Tornado Tears Through Alabama | The weather phenomenon mainly affected Concepcion, Hualpen and Talcahuano areas in the Bio Bio region of the South American…

RT (2019-06-01). Your Facebook please: US begins demanding full social media background from visa applicants. rt.com The US State Department has begun requiring visa applicants to submit five years' worth of social media history, threatening "serious immigration consequences" for those who attempt to conceal their accounts.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-01). President el-Sisi meets King Salman in Mecca. cgtn.com Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Friday night met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit, hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca city. | The two leaders held bilateral talks focusing on enhancing relations between the two nations, as well as the security situation in the Middle East. | The Egyptian presidency confirmed the meeting on Saturday, with spokesperson Bassam Rady noting that King Salman had expressed his appreciation for Egypt's leadership role in building strong cultural ties between the two sides. | ÿß&Yuml…

Ellen Brown (2019-06-01). The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt. dissidentvoice.org This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. ***** The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off. …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-01). Cape Town targets new air routes to lift South African tourism. cgtn.com Clouds blow over Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo | Cape Town plans to add routes to Australia and South America after last month reaching a deal with United Airlines for its first direct flight to the United States, the head of air access for South Africa's top tourist city said. | South Africa is promoting tourism as a catalyst to help kick-start its struggling economy and aims to attract five million extra travellers, including four million international tourists, by 2021. | Travel and tourism contributed around 426 billion rand ($2…

WSWS (2019-06-01). New Zealand budget delivers billions for the military, starves public services. wsws.org The Labour Party-led coalition government's "well-being budget" deepens the program of austerity and militarism supported by all the parties in parliament.

WSWS (2019-06-01). Australian billionaires celebrate soaring wealth, while wage case leaves millions in poverty. wsws.org The annual Rich List, along with the outcome of the latest minimum wage case, underscore the acceleration of social inequality in Australia and around the world.

CP Editor (2019-06-01). Rising Seas Could Generate 187 Million Climate Refugees by 2100. counterpunch.org

Maha Hilal (2019-06-01). There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism. commondreams.org A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Staff (2019-06-01). Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform. therealnews.com As President Jair Bolsonaro's approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…

plenglish (2019-06-01). Venezuela begins Day of Attention to Victims of Economic War. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government begins today the search house by house, as well as in public spaces, for vulnerable people who will be attended through the Integral Plan of Attention to Victims of the Economic War.

plenglish (2019-06-01). U.S., South Korea, Japan Advocate Renewed Dialogue with DPRK. plenglish.com Singapore, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the United States, South Korea and Japan discussed on Saturday the need to reactivate dialogue with the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to advance negotiations on denuclearization.

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-06-01). U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela's Future. indybay.org Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St in Berkeley | Near Ashby BART…

APTP (2019-06-01). Anti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives. indybay.org From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then – and is now – about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society define public safety and develop new practices to implement community security that are not rooted in race-based capitalis…

Toby Blome (2019-06-01). CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace. indybay.org Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for best parking. | Gather at 10: 45 am at either end of the bridge. | 11: 00 am Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent vigil in the middle. | 12: 00 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. | BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Bus…

Staff (2019-06-01). Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions. therealnews.com Activists from the Bolton House Tenant Coalition urge Baltimore mayor Jack Young and city councilman Eric Costello to alleviate the deteriorating conditions at the Bolton House apartment complex…

David Howard (2019-06-01). Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth. indybay.org Louder than a Shot Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth | Program Launched in Advance of National Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 7th, 2019 #WearOrange…

teleSUR (2019-06-01). Sudan Must Cede to Civilian-Led Transitional Authority: UN. telesurenglish.net Sudan military authorities should dialogue with protest groups and install a civilian-led government as soon as possibe, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday. | RELATED- | Sudan Transitional Gov't Bans Al Jazeera, Revokes Staff Permits | Both sides must "conclude the negotiations over the transfer of power to a civilian-led transitional authority as soon as possible," the U.N. official said in a statement. | Past discussions drew to a halt in the face o…

plenglish (2019-06-01). Haitian Court of Accounts Reveals Mismanagement of Public Funds. plenglish.com Port-au-Prince, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The final report of the Superior Court of Accounts of Haiti on the investigation of Petrocaribe"s funds revealed mismanagement in the allotment and management of contracts for the execution of public projects.

Aggregate Space Gallery (2019-06-01). TEN-Forward >> A Fundraiser for the Future of ASG. indybay.org Z Space Theater | 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110…

plenglish (2019-06-01). Pompeo Attends a Mysterious Meeting in Switzerland. plenglish.com Berna, June 1 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, participates today in the annual meeting of the Bilderberg group, at the luxury resort in Montreux, Switzerland, along with more than a hundred European and American political and economic personalities .

Labor Video Project (2019-06-01). Capitalism, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & The History Of Olympics. indybay.org Professor George Wright discusses the history of the Olympics and how privatization and control by the corporations of the world have led to in allowing the Olympics going to Japan and the contaminated Fukushima. The three broken nuclear reactors still have melted nuclear rods which must be cooled with water. He discusses the systemic corruption of the Olympic Committee and how it is now ignored the safety of the athletes and the public.

Consortium News (2019-05-31). UN Torture Report: "Demonized" Assange Has Faced "Psychological Torture" theantimedia.com (CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for "deliberately" exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," which can only be described as "psychological torture." "In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political …

Dave Lindorff (2019-05-31). Sri Lankan Refugee Family That Hid Snowden in Hong Kong Now Trapped in Limbo. counterpunch.org Hong Kong. The bipartisan vengeance of the US government and it's pervasive intelligence apparatus, on display currently in its rabid hounding of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, appears to know no bounds. But as ugly as the full-court effort to bag Assange, already trapped by US the combined efforts of complicity government in Britain and Sweden More

Ben Norton (2019-05-31). US greenlights missiles for al-Qaeda-linked, Turkish-backed Salafi-jihadists occupying Syria's Idlib. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration has approved a Turkish shipment of US-made anti-tank missiles to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels fighting a Russian-backed offensive…

Daniel Carmody (2019-05-31). Activists protest John Bolton's commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy. liberationnews.org Bolton has been unabashed in his campaign to launch new wars against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-31). Upcoming Trilateral Russia -Israel -US National Security Advisors Summit. Focus on Syria and Iran. globalresearch.ca The Russian, "Israeli", and American National Security Advisors will hold their first-ever trilateral summit in Jerusalem in June to discuss what the White House described as "regional security issues", which is an obvious euphemism for Syria & Iran and the …

Alan Macleod (2019-05-31). MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame. mintpressnews.com MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin ( @FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. | Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a key force in Washington for decades and seem to maintain their…

Melvin Goodman (2019-05-31). Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End. counterpunch.org Four years ago, the U.S. Congress invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint congressional session as part of his campaign to defeat the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate the Iranian nuclear accord. Netanyahu's address was an unacceptable interference in the U.S. domestic political arena and should have been challenged. President Obama refused More

Vijay Prashad (2019-05-31). The world divided by a line is a dead body cut in two. mronline.org A war against Iran—as Hamid says—will be catastrophic, not only for Iran but for Eurasia. It would divide the world into two, vultures and hyenas feasting on both halves. | Source

Maureen McCue (2019-05-31). We Must Prevent War with Iran. progressive.org It is time for Congress and this administration to recommit to the deal between the United States, our allies, and Iran, to prevent unnecessary destruction, suffering, and death.

WSWS (2019-05-31). US escalates threat of force against Iran. wsws.org Threats of "force" and a "very strong response" have accompanied Washington's unsubstantiated claims of Iranian responsibility for attacks in the Middle East.

teleSUR (2019-05-31). World Celebrates Al-Quds Day. telesurenglish.net Iran is leading worldwide rallies Friday for Al-Quds day, a global day of protest against Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. The theme of this year's demonstrations is the rejection of Donald Trump's and Jared Kushner's 'deal of the century' they claim will bring 'peace' to the region. | RELATED: | Palestine FM: US Peace Deal Favors Israel's Colonial Policies | Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, addressing protest crowds in Tehran said, "the deal of the century" would be…

Arabi Souri (2019-05-31). US Forces in Syria Causing Catastrophic Effects on Civilians Held in Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca American forces occupying Syrian territory entered the country illegally and their presence impedes efforts to restore peaceful life to the country and constitutes an obstacle to stability in southeastern Syria and causing the catastrophic conditions of the residents of al-Rukban …

Prof. Dr. Gjergj Sinani (2019-05-31). Europe as a Community of Values. globalresearch.ca Kant in his work "Ideas for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent", in Seventh Principle explained the need for peace and security among the nations as the following: "That is to say, wars, the excessive and never ending preparations for …

RT (2019-05-31). US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo. rt.com Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.'

Charles Davis (2019-05-31). What Would Democratic Candidates Do About Syria? counterpunch.org Something peculiar happened along the way to stopping a war: in order to prevent U.S. soldiers from marching on Damascus—a real possibility according to people who don't seem to follow such things—some decided that the cause of what they call "peace" required turning a blind eye to several wars that already existed. Neoconservatives, forever on More

amnesty (2019-05-31). Nigeria: Human rights agenda. amnesty.org The human rights situation in Nigeria is marked by serious human rights violations such as extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, violence against women and girls, restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, mass forced evictions, environmental pollution and lack of accountability for human rights violations and abuses. Amnesty International is proposing the following human rights agenda and recommendations to the government to improve respect for the human rights of everyone in Nigeria.

amnesty (2019-05-31). Zimbabwe: Seven activists arrested, charged with treason. amnesty.org Seven activists, arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training organised by the Center for Non-Violence Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in the Maldives. Five of the activists have already appeared in court and are remanded in custody until 6 June. The offence 'subverting a constitutional government' carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. These arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, activists and opposition members in the country and are an attempt by the government to stifle peaceful protest over the recently implemented austerity mea…

Yves Engler (2019-05-31). Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements. globalresearch.ca Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …

Yves Engler (2019-05-31). Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela's Oppposition. dissidentvoice.org Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years. Juan Guaidó's VP (Popular Will in English) …

teleSUR (2019-05-31). US Blockade Deprives Venezuelan Cancer Patients of Treatment. telesurenglish.net The U.S. blockade is putting the lives of hundreds of chronically ill patients at risk, the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights (Fundalatin) denounced Friday. | RELATED: | Crimes of the Blockade | Medical treatments, surgical interventions, and bone marrow transplants have ground to a halt as U.S. sanctions have started to reach Venezuela's subsidiary linked to Petroleos de Venezue…

Fight Back (2019-05-31). Minnesotans say "No coup! No war! Hands off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 30 people held signs reading "Hands off Venezuela" and a big banner saying "No coup – no sanctions – no war – hands off Venezuela" on a bridge from Loring Park to the Walker Sculpture Garden over Interstate 94 in Minneapolis during rush hour, May 30. Ten lanes of traffic filled with rush hour traffic traveled underneath. The protesters heard hundreds of honks of agreement that the U.S. shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. | Afterwards protesters gathered to hear from Tracy Molm, a member of the MN Anti-War Committee, to hear an update from Venezuela, "Today we were seen by thousands of people in Mi…

Ralph Nader (2019-05-31). Society Is In Decay — When the Worst is First and the Best is Last. counterpunch.org Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and More

MAIL (2019-05-31). Headlines for May 31, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexican Goods in Bid to Halt Migrants, Trump Administration Plan Would Bar Most Central Americans from Seeking Asylum, Louisiana Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bill as Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Is Set to Close, GOP Gerrymandering Expert Led Push to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Civilians Flee Russian-Backed Syrian Assault on Last Rebel-Held Province, North Korea Executes Special Envoy to the U.S. After Failed Trump Summit, Colombia Releases Ex-Guerrilla Leader Wanted by the U.S. on Drug Charges, U.S. Drug Agency Targeted Honduran President in Cocaine Trafficking Probe, Hondurans…

WSWS (2019-05-31). Trump to impose tariff on Mexico in attack on immigrants as Democrats denounce Russia. wsws.org The working class has no ally in the faction fight between reactionary partisans of US imperialism.

Michael Welch (2019-05-31). Trumponomics: America First, the US-China Trade War, and the Future of Global Capitalism. globalresearch.ca "The value chains that link China into Western markets are value chains that are of course Chinese, but they're closely integrated with the international investment banks and the multi-national corporations. And people who therefore see the current world, in terms …

South Front (2019-05-31). Video: Syrian Army Cracks Down on ISIS Cells Near Palmyra. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an ISIS cell, which was preparing to attack an SAA convoy near Palmyra. According to reports, the SAA killed at least 5 ISIS members and eliminated a vehicle. | Earlier this year, ISIS carried out …

Renee Parsons (2019-05-31). If the US Congress Has No Mojo to Govern, Let's Make It a Part Time Job. globalresearch.ca If the American public needs any further evidence that the US Congress is unable to function as an operating legislative branch of the Federal government in the 'pursuit of happiness' or to 'promote the general welfare,' look no further than …

Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (2019-05-31). The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. globalresearch.ca On 15 May 2019, the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations was held in Beijing, China. A total of 1352 representatives from all 47 countries in Asia, countries in other parts of the world and international organizations attended the conference …

South Front (2019-05-31). Video: Orthodox Crescent of Instability. globalresearch.ca The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the …

Ellen Brown (2019-05-31). The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt. globalresearch.ca This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from …

RT (2019-05-31). NSA targeting system now deployed along Mexican border, leaked docs reveal. rt.com A top-secret NSA targeting system which dramatically increased the civilian death toll in Afghanistan and Iraq has made its way back home, according to leaked documents boasting of its use on the US-Mexico border.

James Wright (2019-05-31). Ex Labour MP breaks open the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign on BBC Newsnight. thecanary.co Former Labour MP Clare Short got right to the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign against the Jeremy Corbyn-led movement on 28 May. | "Widening of the definition": | Short, who resigned from Tony Blair's front bench over the invasion of Iraq, told Newsnight host Emma Barnett: What's happened is there's bee…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-31). US Figure of Casualties in Iraq and Syria Hides True, 'Devastating Scale' of Civilian Deaths, Says Amnesty. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-31). Russiagate is #1 threat to US national security — Stephen Cohen. rt.com The systemwide US Russophobia that reached its nadir with Russiagate has created a "catastrophe" for both domestic politics and foreign relations that threatens the future of the American system, professor Stephen Cohen tells RT.

amnesty (2019-05-31). Russia: Health of imprisoned Crimean Tatar at risk: Edem Bekirov. amnesty.org Crimean Tatar, Edem Bekirov, has been detained in Simferopol since his detention by Russian security forces on 12 December 2018. He is a wheelchair user and has serious health conditions that require specialised medical care not available in the detention centre. After the last visit on 24 May, his lawyer reported a grave deterioration of Edem Bekirov's health prompting concerns for his life.

Andrew Levine (2019-05-31). Chutzpah, Corporate Media Style. counterpunch.org American politics is awash in hypocrisy. It always has been, but the problem has become worse in recent years, mainly, but not only, since Donald Trump became president of the United States. The level of hypocrisy surrounding, say, charges of Russian "meddling" in the 2016 election is staggering, but it seldom rises to the level More

Paul Street (2019-05-31). Russiagate Trumps Environmental Catastrophe for the Dismal Democrats. counterpunch.org If historians still exist years from now, some of them will be struck by how Donald Trump's Democratic Party critics and their media allies obsessed over the 45th United States President's real and alleged connections to Russia while saying comparatively little about his enactment of a soulless anti-environmental agenda that accelerated humanity's march towards extinction in service to the United States' own homegrown corporate polluters. More

WSWS (2019-05-31). The German government prepares military intervention in Syria. wsws.org Military support of a "safe zone" in northern Syria would mean a massive escalation of Germany's participation in the Syrian war.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-05-31). 'Coalition Against Death Alley' Kicks Off 5-Day March for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Petrochemical Corridor. commondreams.org Activists in southern Louisiana kicked off a five-day march on Thursday that aims to bring environmental justice to Cancer Alley—the 85-mile stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that's home to poverty-stricken communities in the shadow of scores of petrochemical facilities. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Tyler Durden (2019-05-31). China Has Reportedly Developed Plan For Rare-Earth Export Ban on US. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Despite last night's disappointing PMI print, the latest sign that the trade-war backlash is hurting the mainland economy (especially since the credit injections from earlier this year are fading into the distance), Beijing is apparently undeterred, and on Friday, it continued to ratchet up threats about invoking the "nuclear option" of curbing exports of rare earth …

Graham Peebles (2019-05-31). Global Rebellion to Save Our Planet. counterpunch.org "The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it." The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out. No one else is going to Save Our Planet; a global More

Judith Deutsch (2019-05-31). WWII Lessons for the Climate Emergency. counterpunch.org "The bad news is that if history teaches us one thing, it is that there never has been an energy transition….The history of energy is not one of transitions, but rather of successive additions . . ." Bonneuil and Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene The New Deal and World War II are reminders of More

Bill Blunden (2019-05-31). Edward Who? The Snowden Affair Ends with a Whimper. counterpunch.org "Do not send to those who tout secure drops, Tor, crypto-comms — these are traceable, diagrammable via basic net transmission tech." —Cryptome It's been more than six years since Edward Snowden went public. After all the breathless headlines, Hollywood movies, book deals, Pulitzer prizes, and glossy primetime biopics. What, pray tell, has come of it? More

T.J. Coles (2019-05-31). May Plot? Did U.S. Concerns Over Huawei Hasten Theresa May's Departure? counterpunch.org Britain's PM Theresa May spent the last two years fighting off numerous Brexit-related coup attempts from within her Conservative (Tory) party. But the sudden announcement of her departure came just two weeks after US officials cautioned May not to award contracts to China's Huawei. Was this May's Gough Whitlam moment? GOUGH WHITLAM AND THE FIVE More

Graham Peebles (2019-05-31). Global rebellion to Save Our Planet. dissidentvoice.org "The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it." The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out. No one else is going to Save Our Planet; a global …

teleSUR (2019-05-31). Argentinian 'Dirty War' Corporal: '4,000 Thrown into Sea Alive'. telesurenglish.net Shocking testimony from a witness and former militant of Argentina's Dirty War was revealed during a court session earlier this week | RELATED: | Argentine Court Begins Joint Process of 322 'Dirty War' Cases | Per a video conference call from Neuquen, Argentina Tuesday, Nelson Ramon Gonzalez retold the stories of dozens of kidnappings, incidents of torture, and forced disappearances between 1979 and 1980 conducted during the nation's bloody dictatorship. | The Calvary corporal co…

2019-06-01: Social Media Postees

UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. "Coordinated" by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. | The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks …
globalresearch.ca/un-condemns-psychological-torture-inflicted-julian-assange-coordinated-international-attack-uk-usa-sweden-ecuador/5679209

Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange. He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-and-the-unrelenting-state/5679231

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …
globalresearch.ca/findings-torture-un-rapporteur-julian-assange/5679205

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone's Talking About It
Caitlin Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that "Assange's health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him." | This jarring revelation has been reported by a small …
globalresearch.ca/assange-reportedly-gravely-ill-hardly-anyones-talking-about-it/5679207

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …
globalresearch.ca/findings-torture-un-rapporteur-julian-assange/5679205

Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange. He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-and-the-unrelenting-state/5679231

How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton's March To War With Iran
Ben Armbruster | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton's March To War With Iran
Ben Armbruster | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/01/how-mainstream-us-media-failing-us-trump-and-boltons-march-war-iran?cd-origin=rss

Support MH17 Truth: Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The West accuses Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a Buk missile. IT'S A LIE. The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story.
globalresearch.ca/support-mh17-truth-osce-monitors-identify-shrapnel-like-holes-indicating-shelling-no-firm-evidence-of-a-missile-attack/5394324

Support MH17 Truth: Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The West accuses Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a Buk missile. IT'S A LIE. The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story.
globalresearch.ca/support-mh17-truth-osce-monitors-identify-shrapnel-like-holes-indicating-shelling-no-firm-evidence-of-a-missile-attack/5394324

"Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The People's Movement has been Hijacked…
globalresearch.ca/manufacturing-dissent-the-anti-globalization-movement-is-funded-by-the-corporate-elites/21110

Sanders at top of Greenpeace bold climate action scorecard; Biden at bottom
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-01
"Show us you have the mettle to take on the oil executives standing in the way of progress towards the green, prosperous future our country deserves."
nationofchange.org/2019/06/01/sanders-at-top-of-greenpeace-bold-climate-action-scorecard-biden-at-bottom/

Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-01
(VA) — The second round of dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition concluded in Oslo on Wednesday. The Norwegian government issued a statement praising the "willingness" of both parties to "move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country, which includes political, economic and electoral matters." Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Sà∏reide …

Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido

'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
"This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …
globalresearch.ca/internal-government-report-reveals-migrants-forced-stand-toilets-breathing-space-overcrowded-us-detention-center/5679220

'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
"This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …
globalresearch.ca/internal-government-report-reveals-migrants-forced-stand-toilets-breathing-space-overcrowded-us-detention-center/5679220

Trial begins for Scott Warren, facing 20 years for aiding migrants crossing desert
By Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-01
We demand that all charges be dropped immediately!
liberationnews.org/trial-begins-for-scott-warren-facing-20-years-for-aiding-migrants-crossing-desert/

The Policy of Creative Chaos: America's Project for a "Middle-East Holocaust"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The Project for a New Middle East[1] is a Project for a New Holocaust. It is happening now. The policy of "Creative Chaos"[2] underpins the holocaust. Empire willfully destroys the sovereignty and territorial integrity of prey nations such as Libya, …
globalresearch.ca/project-new-holocaust/5679214

Political Upheaval in the United Kingdom
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Here in these beautiful isles there are many good people. Those not affected by class or university 'education' say 'We should have been out of the EU within a few weeks of the vote. The EU is a racket. We …
globalresearch.ca/bbc-state-broadcaster-propagandare-nero-motto-nation-shall-speak-truth-unto-nation/5679109

"Fort Trump": Permanent US Military Base in Poland
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the "Fort Trump" permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment. | Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has …
globalresearch.ca/fort-trump-permanent-us-military-base-in-poland/5679249

Nature's Dangerous Decline: Animal and Plant Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'
IPBES | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on …
globalresearch.ca/natures-dangerous-decline-animal-and-plant-species-extinction-rates-accelerating/5679216

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West's Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad surprised observers when he unexpectedly spoke out against the MH-17 cover-up and dismantled the West's official narrative blaming Russia for this tragedy. The nonagenarian leader raised questions that no non-Russian had hitherto dared to publicly …
globalresearch.ca/malaysia-dismantled-wests-official-narrative-mh-17/5679202

Spectators, Shoppers and Voters… NOT Citizens!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
I begin my column with the profound words from the great anti empire documentarian Paul Edwards, at the end of his fine new piece Idiocracy: | "The naive cry out for answers to our absurd paralysis, but there are none. …
globalresearch.ca/spectators-shoppers-and-voters-not-citizens/5679212

"Fort Trump": Permanent US Military Base in Poland
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the "Fort Trump" permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment. | Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has …
globalresearch.ca/fort-trump-permanent-us-military-base-in-poland/5679249

US State Department's "Updated Maps" Show Golan Heights as Part of Israeli
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The US State Department has changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed on Thursday, after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had received one of the updated versions. | "I know | …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-confirms-updated-maps-show-golan-heights-israeli/5679236

US-led Coalition Admission of 1,300 Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria
Amnesty International | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Responding to today's announcement by the U.S.-led Coalition that at least 1,302 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq between August 2014 and the end of April 2019, Amnesty International's Senior Crisis Response Adviser Donatella …
globalresearch.ca/us-led-coalition-admission-1300-civilian-deaths-iraq-syria/5679226

US State Department's "Updated Maps" Show Golan Heights as Part of Israeli
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The US State Department has changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed on Thursday, after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had received one of the updated versions. | "I know | …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-confirms-updated-maps-show-golan-heights-israeli/5679236

France illegally arming Libyan coastguards to stop refugees from Africa
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
The policy has been condemned by multiple human rights organizations because of the prevalence of torture, rape, slavery and murder in the camps.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

US Remains in Denial About How Many Civilians They Killed in Iraq and Syria
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-01
(CD) — The U.S.-led coalition that launched airstrikes against Iraq and Syria against ISIS admitted Friday that those attacks killed civilians, but the number they reported–1,302 deaths in a nearly five-year period–was immediately dismissed as too low by the human rights organization Amnesty International. "While all admissions of responsibility by the U.S.-led coalition for civilian casualties are …

US Remains in Denial About How Many Civilians They Killed in Iraq and Syria

Fifty-five inmates killed in Brazilian prisons
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
This escalating slaughter has been caused by a 300 percent increase in the prison population in the last two decades.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

On Thin Ice: March Warming in Alaska Led to Eight Deaths, Disrupted Fishing
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
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Global Warming Effects on Ocean Life Kill 70 Grey Whales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-01
The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced it will begin an investigation into the cause of an "unusual mortality event" (UME), namely, the death of at least 70 gray whales along the western Pacific coast from Alaska to California that have taken place over the last five months. | RELATED: | Climate Change Killing Off Bering Sea Puffins: Study | The remains of 37 gray whales were found in California, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington State, five…
telesurenglish.net/news/Global-Warming-Effects-on-Ocean-Life-Kill-70-Grey-Whales-20190601-0006.html

United Steelworkers authorize strike against Alcoa
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-01
Washington DC – On May 31, the United Steelworkers (USW) said that members of local unions representing more than 1,500 Alcoa (NYSE: AA) workers have granted their negotiating committee the authority to implement a strike if necessary at the company's facilities in Warrick, Ind.; Massena, N.Y.; Gum Springs, Ark.; Point Comfort, Texas; and Wenatchee, Wash. | The aluminum workers strike authorization votes were conducted during meetings at each location over the course of the past two weeks. USW members have continued to work under the terms and conditions of a contract that was set to expire on May 15, 2019, when…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/1/u…

At least 12 dead in Virginia Beach mass shooting
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
Mass shootings in America are a product of mounting social inequality at home and unending wars abroad.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

An Unabashed Tribute to 'The Warriors' on Its 40th Anniversary
Allen Barra | truthdig.com | 2019-06-01
Roundly trashed by critics when the gang-themed film debuted in 1979, the cult classic's influences still creep into popular culture today.
truthdig.com/articles/in-unapologetic-praise-of-the-warriors/

Arch-communalist Modi sworn-in as India's prime minister for second time
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
Big business, reports the Economic Times, wants the government placed on a "war footing" to rapidly implement "investor friendly reforms."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Youth Activists Holding Coordinated Press Conferences to Raise Awareness on Landmark Court Case
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
"Climate change is the most pressing issue for our generation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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UK Labour Party's civil war blows up in aftermath of European election debacle
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
In the absence of any genuine attempt to overcome the divisions sown in the working class by the 2016 referendum, the European elections became a de facto plebiscite on Brexit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

President Buhari pledges new tact in fight against terrorism
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-01
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says it is time for "a new way forward that completely removes the threat of terrorism from Lake Chad sub-region." | The Nigerian President made the remarks following a meeting with his Chadian counterpart Idris Deby on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit, hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. | According to the Nigerian presidency's spokesperson Garba Shehu, the two leaders agreed on the need for sub-regional leaders to sit down and agree on changing the strategy…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/01/president-buhari-pledges-new-tact-in-fight-against-terrorism/

Rare Tornado Rips Through Chile Causing Death, Injuries, Damage
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-01
Chilean authorities have reported that a woman died Friday after a waterspout and a tornado — generated by torrential rains – ripped through the central and southern regions of the country and caused the victim to sustain injuries from a falling object, according to EFE. | RELATED: | At Least 23 Killed as Devastating Tornado Tears Through Alabama | The weather phenomenon mainly affected Concepcion, Hualpen and Talcahuano areas in the Bio Bio region of the South American…
telesurenglish.net/news/Rare-Tornado-Rips-Through-Chile-Causing-Death-Injuries-Damage-20190601-0001.html

Explosion hits Cameroon's lone oil refinery in restive Anglophone region
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-01
An explosion hit Cameroon's lone refinery Friday night, causing serious damage. REUTERS/David M. Parrott/File Photo | An explosion hit Cameroon's lone refinery Friday night, causing serious damage and production suspension, according to a statement published Saturday by the refinery. | "We inform you of the occurrence of an explosion followed by a serious fire in our production units on May 31, 2019, around 9: 30 p.m., causing damage and an indefinite stop to production of all our units," Jean-Paul Simo Njonon, general manager of Cameroon's National Oil Refinery (SONARA), said in the statement. | No one was killed…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/01/explosion-hits-cameroons-lone-oil-refinery-in-restive-anglophone-region/

Your Facebook please: US begins demanding full social media background from visa applicants
rt.com | 2019-06-01
The US State Department has begun requiring visa applicants to submit five years' worth of social media history, threatening "serious immigration consequences" for those who attempt to conceal their accounts. | …
rt.com/usa/460784-us-social-media-history-visa/

Your Facebook please: US begins demanding full social media background from visa applicants
rt.com | 2019-06-01
The US State Department has begun requiring visa applicants to submit five years' worth of social media history, threatening "serious immigration consequences" for those who attempt to conceal their accounts. | …
rt.com/usa/460784-us-social-media-history-visa/

President el-Sisi meets King Salman in Mecca
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-01
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Friday night met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit, hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca city. | The two leaders held bilateral talks focusing on enhancing relations between the two nations, as well as the security situation in the Middle East. | The Egyptian presidency confirmed the meeting on Saturday, with spokesperson Bassam Rady noting that King Salman had expressed his appreciation for Egypt's leadership role in building strong cultural ties between the two sides. | ÿß&Yuml…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/01/president-el-sisi-meets-king-salman-in-mecca/

The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-01
This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. ***** The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-bankers-power-revolution-how-the-government-got-shackled-by-debt/

Cape Town targets new air routes to lift South African tourism
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-01
Clouds blow over Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo | Cape Town plans to add routes to Australia and South America after last month reaching a deal with United Airlines for its first direct flight to the United States, the head of air access for South Africa's top tourist city said. | South Africa is promoting tourism as a catalyst to help kick-start its struggling economy and aims to attract five million extra travellers, including four million international tourists, by 2021. | Travel and tourism contributed around 426 billion rand ($2…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/01/cape-town-targets-new-air-routes-to-lift-south-african-tourism/

Australian billionaires celebrate soaring wealth, while wage case leaves millions in poverty
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
The annual Rich List, along with the outcome of the latest minimum wage case, underscore the acceleration of social inequality in Australia and around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

New Zealand budget delivers billions for the military, starves public services
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
The Labour Party-led coalition government's "well-being budget" deepens the program of austerity and militarism supported by all the parties in parliament.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Rising Seas Could Generate 187 Million Climate Refugees by 2100
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-01
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There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism
Maha Hilal | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism
Maha Hilal | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Haitian Court of Accounts Reveals Mismanagement of Public Funds
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Port-au-Prince, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The final report of the Superior Court of Accounts of Haiti on the investigation of Petrocaribe"s funds revealed mismanagement in the allotment and management of contracts for the execution of public projects.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for best parking. | Gather at 10: 45 am at either end of the bridge. | 11: 00 am Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent vigil in the middle. | 12: 00 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. | BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Bus…
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U.S., South Korea, Japan Advocate Renewed Dialogue with DPRK
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Singapore, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the United States, South Korea and Japan discussed on Saturday the need to reactivate dialogue with the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to advance negotiations on denuclearization.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Pompeo Attends a Mysterious Meeting in Switzerland
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Berna, June 1 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, participates today in the annual meeting of the Bilderberg group, at the luxury resort in Montreux, Switzerland, along with more than a hundred European and American political and economic personalities .
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-01
Activists from the Bolton House Tenant Coalition urge Baltimore mayor Jack Young and city councilman Eric Costello to alleviate the deteriorating conditions at the Bolton House apartment complex…
therealnews.com/stories/apartment-tenants-in-baltimore-link-up-to-fix-deteriorating-living-conditions

U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela's Future
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St in Berkeley | Near Ashby BART…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/27/18823642.php

TEN-Forward >> A Fundraiser for the Future of ASG
Aggregate Space Gallery | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Z Space Theater | 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/30/18823677.php

Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Louder than a Shot Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth | Program Launched in Advance of National Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 7th, 2019 #WearOrange…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/29/18823662.php

Anti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives
APTP | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then – and is now – about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society define public safety and develop new practices to implement community security that are not rooted in race-based capitalis…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/31/18823688.php

Venezuela begins Day of Attention to Victims of Economic War
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government begins today the search house by house, as well as in public spaces, for vulnerable people who will be attended through the Integral Plan of Attention to Victims of the Economic War.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-01
As President Jair Bolsonaro's approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…
therealnews.com/stories/brazilian-students-stage-new-mass-protests-against-bolsonaros-education-reform

Sudan Must Cede to Civilian-Led Transitional Authority: UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-01
Sudan military authorities should dialogue with protest groups and install a civilian-led government as soon as possibe, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday. | RELATED- | Sudan Transitional Gov't Bans Al Jazeera, Revokes Staff Permits | Both sides must "conclude the negotiations over the transfer of power to a civilian-led transitional authority as soon as possible," the U.N. official said in a statement. | Past discussions drew to a halt in the face o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudan-Must-Cede-to-Civilian-Led-Transitional-Authority-UN-20190601-0011.html

Capitalism, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & The History Of Olympics
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Professor George Wright discusses the history of the Olympics and how privatization and control by the corporations of the world have led to in allowing the Olympics going to Japan and the contaminated Fukushima. The three broken nuclear reactors still have melted nuclear rods which must be cooled with water. He discusses the systemic corruption of the Olympic Committee and how it is now ignored the safety of the athletes and the public.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/27/18823644.php

UN Torture Report: "Demonized" Assange Has Faced "Psychological Torture"
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-31
(CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for "deliberately" exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," which can only be described as "psychological torture." "In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political …

UN Torture Report: "Demonized" Assange Has Faced "Psychological Torture"

Sri Lankan Refugee Family That Hid Snowden in Hong Kong Now Trapped in Limbo
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Hong Kong. The bipartisan vengeance of the US government and it's pervasive intelligence apparatus, on display currently in its rabid hounding of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, appears to know no bounds. But as ugly as the full-court effort to bag Assange, already trapped by US the combined efforts of complicity government in Britain and Sweden…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/sri-lankan-refugee-family-that-hid-snowden-in-hong-kong-now-trapped-in-limbo/

Sri Lankan Refugee Family That Hid Snowden in Hong Kong Now Trapped in Limbo
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Hong Kong. The bipartisan vengeance of the US government and it's pervasive intelligence apparatus, on display currently in its rabid hounding of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, appears to know no bounds. But as ugly as the full-court effort to bag Assange, already trapped by US the combined efforts of complicity government in Britain and Sweden…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/sri-lankan-refugee-family-that-hid-snowden-in-hong-kong-now-trapped-in-limbo/

US greenlights missiles for al-Qaeda-linked, Turkish-backed Salafi-jihadists occupying Syria's Idlib
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-31
The Trump administration has approved a Turkish shipment of US-made anti-tank missiles to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels fighting a Russian-backed offensive…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/31/us-missiles-al-qaeda-turkey-syria-idlib/

Activists protest John Bolton's commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Daniel Carmody | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-31
Bolton has been unabashed in his campaign to launch new wars against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.
liberationnews.org/activists-protest-john-boltons-commencement-speech-at-u-s-coast-guard-academy/

Upcoming Trilateral Russia -Israel -US National Security Advisors Summit. Focus on Syria and Iran
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The Russian, "Israeli", and American National Security Advisors will hold their first-ever trilateral summit in Jerusalem in June to discuss what the White House described as "regional security issues", which is an obvious euphemism for Syria & Iran and the …
globalresearch.ca/upcoming-rf-is-us-national-security-advisor-summit-focus-syria-iran/5679095

MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-31
MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin ( @FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. | Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a key force in Washington for decades and seem to maintain their…
mintpressnews.com/neoconservative-push-war-russia-iran-venezuela-robbie-martin/258908/

Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Four years ago, the U.S. Congress invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint congressional session as part of his campaign to defeat the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate the Iranian nuclear accord. Netanyahu's address was an unacceptable interference in the U.S. domestic political arena and should have been challenged. President Obama refused…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/congressional-catering-to-netanyahu-must-end/

Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Four years ago, the U.S. Congress invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint congressional session as part of his campaign to defeat the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate the Iranian nuclear accord. Netanyahu's address was an unacceptable interference in the U.S. domestic political arena and should have been challenged. President Obama refused…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/congressional-catering-to-netanyahu-must-end/

The world divided by a line is a dead body cut in two
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-05-31
A war against Iran–as Hamid says–will be catastrophic, not only for Iran but for Eurasia. It would divide the world into two, vultures and hyenas feasting on both halves. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/31/the-world-divided-by-a-line-is-a-dead-body-cut-in-two/

We Must Prevent War with Iran
Maureen McCue | progressive.org | 2019-05-31
It is time for Congress and this administration to recommit to the deal between the United States, our allies, and Iran, to prevent unnecessary destruction, suffering, and death.
progressive.org/op-eds/we-must-prevent-war-iran-mccue-190531/

US escalates threat of force against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-05-31
Threats of "force" and a "very strong response" have accompanied Washington's unsubstantiated claims of Iranian responsibility for attacks in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

World Celebrates Al-Quds Day
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-31
Iran is leading worldwide rallies Friday for Al-Quds day, a global day of protest against Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. The theme of this year's demonstrations is the rejection of Donald Trump's and Jared Kushner's 'deal of the century' they claim will bring 'peace' to the region. | RELATED: | Palestine FM: US Peace Deal Favors Israel's Colonial Policies | Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, addressing protest crowds in Tehran said, "the deal of the century" would be…
telesurenglish.net/news/World-Celebrates-Al-Quds-Day–20190531-0007.html

US Forces in Syria Causing Catastrophic Effects on Civilians Held in Rukban Concentration Camp
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
American forces occupying Syrian territory entered the country illegally and their presence impedes efforts to restore peaceful life to the country and constitutes an obstacle to stability in southeastern Syria and causing the catastrophic conditions of the residents of al-Rukban …
globalresearch.ca/us-forces-syria-causing-catastrophic-effects-civilians-rukban-concentration-camp/5679112

Europe as a Community of Values
Prof. Dr. Gjergj Sinani | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
Kant in his work "Ideas for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent", in Seventh Principle explained the need for peace and security among the nations as the following: "That is to say, wars, the excessive and never ending preparations for …
globalresearch.ca/europe-community-values/5678997

US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo
rt.com | 2019-05-31
Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.' | …
rt.com/usa/460730-north-korea-executions-investigation-pompeo/

US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo
rt.com | 2019-05-31
Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.' | …
rt.com/usa/460730-north-korea-executions-investigation-pompeo/

What Would Democratic Candidates Do About Syria?
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Something peculiar happened along the way to stopping a war: in order to prevent U.S. soldiers from marching on Damascus–a real possibility according to people who don't seem to follow such things–some decided that the cause of what they call "peace" required turning a blind eye to several wars that already existed. Neoconservatives, forever on…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/what-would-democrat-candidates-do-about-syria/

Nigeria: Human rights agenda
amnesty.org | 2019-05-31
The human rights situation in Nigeria is marked by serious human rights violations such as extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, violence against women and girls, restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, mass forced evictions, environmental pollution and lack of accountability for human rights violations and abuses. Amnesty International is proposing the following human rights agenda and recommendations to the government to improve respect for the human rights of everyone in Nigeria.
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr44/0431/2019/en/

Zimbabwe: Seven activists arrested, charged with treason
amnesty.org | 2019-05-31
Seven activists, arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training organised by the Center for Non-Violence Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in the Maldives. Five of the activists have already appeared in court and are remanded in custody until 6 June. The offence 'subverting a constitutional government' carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. These arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, activists and opposition members in the country and are an attempt by the government to stifle peaceful protest over the recently implemented austerity mea…
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr46/0450/2019/en/

Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …
globalresearch.ca/ottawa-anti-democratic-hardline-venezuelas-opposition/5679142

Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela's Oppposition
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-31
Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years. Juan Guaidó's VP (Popular Will in English) …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/canada-supports-most-hardline-anti-democratic-elements-of-venezuelas-oppposition/

US Blockade Deprives Venezuelan Cancer Patients of Treatment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-31
The U.S. blockade is putting the lives of hundreds of chronically ill patients at risk, the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights (Fundalatin) denounced Friday. | RELATED: | Crimes of the Blockade | Medical treatments, surgical interventions, and bone marrow transplants have ground to a halt as U.S. sanctions have started to reach Venezuela's subsidiary linked to Petroleos de Venezue…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Blockade-Deprives-Venezuelan-Cancer-Patients-of-Treatment-20190531-0012.html

Minnesotans say "No coup! No war! Hands off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-31
Minneapolis, MN – 30 people held signs reading "Hands off Venezuela" and a big banner saying "No coup – no sanctions – no war – hands off Venezuela" on a bridge from Loring Park to the Walker Sculpture Garden over Interstate 94 in Minneapolis during rush hour, May 30. Ten lanes of traffic filled with rush hour traffic traveled underneath. The protesters heard hundreds of honks of agreement that the U.S. shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. | Afterwards protesters gathered to hear from Tracy Molm, a member of the MN Anti-War Committee, to hear an update from Venezuela, "Today we were seen by thousands of people in Mi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/31/…

Society Is In Decay — When the Worst is First and the Best is Last
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/society-is-in-decay-when-the-worst-is-first-and-the-best-is-last/

Society Is In Decay — When the Worst is First and the Best is Last
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/society-is-in-decay-when-the-worst-is-first-and-the-best-is-last/

Headlines for May 31, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-31
Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexican Goods in Bid to Halt Migrants, Trump Administration Plan Would Bar Most Central Americans from Seeking Asylum, Louisiana Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bill as Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Is Set to Close, GOP Gerrymandering Expert Led Push to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Civilians Flee Russian-Backed Syrian Assault on Last Rebel-Held Province, North Korea Executes Special Envoy to the U.S. After Failed Trump Summit, Colombia Releases Ex-Guerrilla Leader Wanted by the U.S. on Drug Charges, U.S. Drug Agency Targeted Honduran President in Cocaine Trafficking Probe, Hondurans…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/31/h…

Trump to impose tariff on Mexico in attack on immigrants as Democrats denounce Russia
wsws.org | 2019-05-31
The working class has no ally in the faction fight between reactionary partisans of US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from …
globalresearch.ca/bankers-power-revolution-government-got-shackled-debt/5679159

If the US Congress Has No Mojo to Govern, Let's Make It a Part Time Job
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
If the American public needs any further evidence that the US Congress is unable to function as an operating legislative branch of the Federal government in the 'pursuit of happiness' or to 'promote the general welfare,' look no further than …
globalresearch.ca/if-congress-has-no-mojo-govern-lets-make-part-time-job/5679156

Video: Orthodox Crescent of Instability
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the …
globalresearch.ca/orthodox-crescent-instability/5679094

Trumponomics: America First, the US-China Trade War, and the Future of Global Capitalism
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
"The value chains that link China into Western markets are value chains that are of course Chinese, but they're closely integrated with the international investment banks and the multi-national corporations. And people who therefore see the current world, in terms …
globalresearch.ca/trumponomics-america-first-the-us-china-trade-war-and-the-future-of-global-capitalism/5679127

If the US Congress Has No Mojo to Govern, Let's Make It a Part Time Job
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
If the American public needs any further evidence that the US Congress is unable to function as an operating legislative branch of the Federal government in the 'pursuit of happiness' or to 'promote the general welfare,' look no further than …
globalresearch.ca/if-congress-has-no-mojo-govern-lets-make-part-time-job/5679156

Video: Syrian Army Cracks Down on ISIS Cells Near Palmyra
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an ISIS cell, which was preparing to attack an SAA convoy near Palmyra. According to reports, the SAA killed at least 5 ISIS members and eliminated a vehicle. | Earlier this year, ISIS carried out …
globalresearch.ca/army-cracks-down-isis-cells-near-palmyra/5679175

The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations
Dialogue of Asian Civilizations | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
On 15 May 2019, the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations was held in Beijing, China. A total of 1352 representatives from all 47 countries in Asia, countries in other parts of the world and international organizations attended the conference …
globalresearch.ca/2019-beijing-consensus-conference-dialogue-asian-civilizations/5678999

Video: Orthodox Crescent of Instability
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the …
globalresearch.ca/orthodox-crescent-instability/5679094

Video: Syrian Army Cracks Down on ISIS Cells Near Palmyra
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an ISIS cell, which was preparing to attack an SAA convoy near Palmyra. According to reports, the SAA killed at least 5 ISIS members and eliminated a vehicle. | Earlier this year, ISIS carried out …
globalresearch.ca/army-cracks-down-isis-cells-near-palmyra/5679175