Daily Archives: June 5, 2019

2019-06-05: News Headlines

Tom Coburg (2019-06-05). Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster following US hounding of Assange. thecanary.co In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other m…

Medea Benjamin (2019-06-05). Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath. commondreams.org Beach chairs are lined up for a show at the beach of the Cayo Blanco key, a 50 minute ride in Catamaran from Varadero, on May 12, 2019, in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. Cuban tourism is facing challenges as the US government recently tightened its embargo on Cuba activating the Title III of the Helms Burton law increasing the pressure on the Cuban government by allowing U.S. courts to prosecute international companies which have worked with properties nationalized in Cuba since 1959. (Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Marilyn Garson (2019-06-05). The Day After UNRWA. counterpunch.org UNRWA needs $60 million in June to buy relief food for one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza, while Trump's Middle East envoy is agitating for the UN to close the agency. UNRWA's mandate does not belong to Trump. But it's time to ask, what will happen on the day after UNRWA's money runs out? In More

South Front (2019-06-05). Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-05). Lawmakers try to block Trump's latest 22 Saudi arms deals. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of senators will try to block President Donald Trump's latest $8.1 billion, in 22 separate arms sales, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They challenge Trump's justification—the supposed threat from Iran—for invoking "emergency" arms sale law loopholes to aid the Saudis. One of the group, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., worries …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-05). America's Sordid History of Meddling in Iran. truthdig.com For decades now, the United States has portrayed Tehran as the foremost aggressor in the Middle East. Perhaps it takes one to know one.

Liberation Staff (2019-06-05). Massacre in Sudan: Revolutionaries vow to fight on despite deadly repression. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation is outraged at the horrific massacre carried out on Monday by forces loyal to the high command of the Sudanese armed forces against peaceful protesters conducting a sit-in in Khartoum outside army headquarters. It is now estimated that at least 100 people were killed in the attack. The camp …

Rev. William Alberts (2019-06-05). Beware of Authoritarian Christians. counterpunch.org Christianity and authoritarianism are commonly believed to be at opposite ends of the democratic-autocratic continuum. A commonly held belief is that Christians, guided by The Bible, are accepting and caring of each other and others, and are thus democratic. Yes, many Christians do good with-and-for others, inspired by Jesus' Sermon on the Mount's emphasis on mercy and forgiveness and peacemaking (Matthew 5: 1-10), his teaching that doing to others as you would have then do to you is the bottom line of religion (Matthew 7L 12), and his saying that the greatest commandments are to love God and one's neighbor as on…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-06-05). FARC leader Santrich freed, but peace is still held hostage in Colombia. peoplesworld.org Former FARC guerrilla commander Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on April 9, 2018, went free on May 30. Colombian authorities had held him pending extradition to the United Sates. Their plan violated the peace agreement signed in November 2016 between FARC guerrillas and Colombia's government. Santrich, born Seuxis Hernández Solarte, personifies the turmoil in Colombia stemming from …

Alleen Brown (2019-06-05). Trump Administration Asks Congress to Make Disrupting Pipeline Construction a Crime Punishable by 20 Years in Prison. theintercept.com The proposed legislation would put anti-fossil fuel organizers at significant legal risk for providing training or support to peaceful protesters.

Mattias Lundblad, Johannes Frandsen (2019-06-05). PHOTOS: 'I Haven't Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down'. thenation.com PHOTOS: 'I Haven't Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down'

Kim Petersen (2019-06-05). Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire. dissidentvoice.org Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire, written and directed by Scott Noble, continues the run of quality documentaries by Metanoia Films. The film provides the historical context that allows the viewer to understand why inequality reigns while social justice and peace lag today. The, at first blink, curious title stems from a quotation by the American labor …

Venezuela Analysis (2019-06-05). Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year. theantimedia.com (VA) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the "temporary" closure of her country's embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had "no choice." In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of haven "taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function" by failing to renew visas for …

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sat down for an interview with the RBC Group on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics affecting his country. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | During the interview, Lavrov was asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's claims that Russia informed him about the withdrawal of their military personnel from Venezuela. | Lavrov rebuffed Trump's claims about Russia informing him of their personnel withdra…

teleSUR (2019-06-05). China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin. telesurenglish.net President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met Wednesday in Moscow in order to discuss bilateral agreements and strategic interests, while also discussing the situation in Venezuela, vowing that their governments would work hard to "stabilize." | RELATED: | Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump On Venezuela | Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media that China would work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the c…

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Chinese President Arrives in Moscow To Meet With Putin. telesurenglish.net Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow Wednesday for his first state visit to the Russian Federation this year. | RELATED: | China Warns US Can't Pressure Them to Force Trade Deal | According to reports, Xi plans to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they discuss a wide range of topics, including North Korea, Venezuela, and Syria. | The two leaders are also expected to sign or witness the signing of important cooperation documents, and attend a gathering ce…

Eds. (2019-06-05). Washington Office on Latin America gets behind U.S. regime change agenda in Venezuela. mronline.org WOLA's hawkish stance on Venezuela may seem surprising for a "human rights" organization, but it is less of a surprise for those familiar with WOLA's history. | Source

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-05). "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | This is a personal message. Please read carefully. | When Global Research was born in September 2001, we were convinced that "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" would contribute to reversing the tide of war, while also …

MAIL (2019-06-05). Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs of Up to 25% on All Mexican Imports. democracynow.org Mexican officials are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's plan to impose a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods. Over time, tariffs could increase to as much as 25%. Trump announced tariffs over what he claims is Mexico's failure to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers and migrants into the United States. Citing potentially devastating consequences to the U.S. economy, Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs. We speak with Laura Carlsen, director of the M…

Hans Stehling (2019-06-05). Kushner-Trump Family Plan for an Enlarged Israel, Ridiculed as the 'Confidence Trick of the Century'. globalresearch.ca 700,000 illegal settlers, economic migrants from Israel who have built temporary homes on Palestinian land, are proposed to be legitimised under a Kushner family plan dubbed the 'confidence trick of the century'. | The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is …

Maurice Stierl (2019-06-05). EU Sued at International Criminal Court over Mediterranean Migration Policy — As More Die at Sea. globalresearch.ca In the same week that more migrant lives were lost at sea, the EU's migration policy in the Mediterranean has been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC). | It emerged on June 3 that the ICC had …

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-06-05). 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners. workers.org In 2003, during the genocidal and criminal U.S. war against Iraq, the term "shock and awe" was propagated. The British Telegraph wrote 10 years later on March 19, 2013: "One expression above all others has become associated with the invasion of Iraq: 'shock and awe.' Developed at the Pentagon, . . . | Continue reading 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-05). US requiring visa applicants to reveal social media information. wsws.org The implementation of the new "extreme vetting" policy is another step in the Trump administration's war against immigrants.

RT (2019-06-05). Grand gesture: Dems pass migrant amnesty with zero hope of becoming law. rt.com House Democrats have passed an immigration bill creating a path to citizenship for 'dreamers' — illegals brought into the country as children. Like its numerous forbears, the bill is effectively doomed to never become law.

WSWS (2019-06-05). Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers. wsws.org The ICFI statement entitled "Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers" was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Sudan: Death Toll Rises to 60 in Crackdown on Protests as Military Rulers Seek Deescalation. telesurenglish.net The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical arm of the Sudanese Professionals Association which has been leading protests in Sudan, said Wednesday the death toll has jumped to 60 people with hundreds more wounded since the latest military crackdown on protests. | RELATED: | Sudan Must Cede to Civilian-Led Transitional Authority: UN | Civil society groups name what is currently happening in their country a "bloody massacre" and among international concerns, the U.N. firmly…

Staff (2019-06-05). The Media Is Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope. truthdig.com When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer—the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…

Staff (2019-06-05). The Media Are Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope. truthdig.com When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer—the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…

WSWS (2019-06-05). Workers Party theorist pens diatribe against Brazilian "white trash" wsws.org The use of this reactionary term to describe poor whites exposes the anti-working class character of the PT.

Yves Engler (2019-06-05). Trudeau Government Squeezes Cuba. globalresearch.ca Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? | Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed …

Nadia Bazuk (2019-06-05). The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs. globalresearch.ca The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-05). From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics. globalresearch.ca Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …

Aidan O'Brien (2019-06-05). The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again. globalresearch.ca The European Union voted last month but not one of its 21st century war crimes and war criminals were a topic of conversation. The real possibility of a nuclear war between the EU and Russia wasn't an issue either. The …

Andrew Jackson (2019-06-05). After the Fall of the Berlin War: Between Dystopia and Democratic Socialism. globalresearch.ca After the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a widespread sense that liberal capitalism had triumphed in the battle of ideas, and that socialism as a plausible alternative was pretty much dead. But the many crises of contemporary …

Arabi Souri (2019-06-05). ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help. globalresearch.ca ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the dese…

Jessica Purkiss (2019-06-05). How US "Good Guys" Wiped Out an Afghan Family. globalresearch.ca It was 4am when Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez's wife Amina called, an unusually early time for their daily chat. When he picked up the phone, he could hear the panic in her voice. | Amina was calling from the Afghan province of …

Arabi Souri (2019-06-05). Video: US-Sponsored Kurdish Militia Burn Wheat Fields in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca The Kurdish separatist militia SDF and its affiliates from PYD and Asayish are burning wheat fields in the territories under their occupation northeast of Syria. | Some of the most fertile lands as well as territories rich with oil are under …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-05). The 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Liberation of Nazi-Occupied Western Europe. A Civilizational Provocation, Russia was Not Invited. globalresearch.ca The decision not to invite President Putin to attend the 75th D-Day commemoration event was a civilizational provocation aimed at dividing the European Allies during World War II and reinforcing the historically revised notion that the Soviet Union was an …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-05). The US-China Trade War Can be Traced Back to the Failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution. globalresearch.ca The current "trade war" owes its origins to the US' failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution that convinced the Chinese authorities that their late-Old Cold War-era American "allies" couldn't be trusted, which in turn inspired the Communist Party to use the …

Eric Toussaint (2019-06-05). "The Lesson of the Soviet Union Is that the Bureaucracy Chooses Capitalist Restoration" globalresearch.ca Wilder Pérez Varona (WPV): My first question to you is about the issue of bureaucracy. | Before 1917 the issue of the socialist transition is one thing. The 1848 Revolution, the Paris Commune (which is a crucial episode, but of …

Middle East Eye (2019-06-05). US Transferred "Nuclear Expertise" to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Donald Trump administration issued two authorizations for the transfer of technical "nuclear expertise" to Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late last year, US Senator Tim Kaine has revealed. Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, where Khashoggi resided, called the decision "shocking" — as it came amid global outrage over the Saudi journalist's gruesome …

teleSUR (2019-06-05). US Gave Nuclear Power Info to Saudis After Khashoggi's Murder. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | French Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Increased 50% in 2018: Report | The timing of the approvals is likely to heap pressure on the administration of President Donald Trump from lawmakers who have become increasingly cri…

teleSUR (2019-06-05). EU Could Fine Italy US$3.9 Billion Over Heavy National Debt. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) has proposed to open an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) against Italy for not having sufficiently reduced its public debt, which reached 132.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018. This EDP could lead to sanctions of up to US$3.9 billion. | RELATED: | US Tells Italy to Stay Away From China and Russia | "The 2018 Italian data is…

MAIL (2019-06-05). "We're Left to Defend Ourselves on the Margins": 8 Black Trans Women Have Been Murdered This Year. democracynow.org The body of 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey was recovered Saturday from a lake in Northeast Dallas. Police said they are investigating her death as a homicide. Chynal is the third transgender black woman killed in Dallas since October, including the high-profile death of Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks ago. Another Dallas trans woman was stabbed multiple times in April but survived. Trans rights activists say the violence in Dallas is indicative of the larger threat to black transgender women. At least eight black trans women have been murdered in the U.S. this year. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26…

MAIL (2019-06-05). Headlines for June 5, 2019. democracynow.org GOP Mounts Possible Trump Challenge as Threat of U.S.-Mexico Trade War Looms, House Passes Dream and Promise Act, Which Could Grant Citizenship to 2.5 Million, Dozens of Children Forced to Spend Up to 39 Hours in Hot Vans After Botched ICE Family Reunification, U.K.: Trump Calls for New Trade Deal, Calls Protests "Fake News" as 10,000s Demonstrate Against His Visit, Sudan: Death Toll Rises to 60+ as Struggle Between Military and Protesters Mounts, Chynal Lindsey Is the 3rd Black Trans Woman to Be Killed in Dallas in Past Year, Virginia Governor Calls for Gun Control Reforms After VA Beach Mass Shooting, Police Ar…

William J. Astore (2019-06-05). The Dirty Truth About American Air Power. thenation.com The Dirty Truth About American Air Power…

Tyler Durden (2019-06-05). Australian Police Raid National Broadcaster Over Leaked Afghan War Crime Stories. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Australian federal police officers raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) over a series of 2017 reports known as The Afghan Files, which exposed crimes committed by special forces in Afghanistan based on hundreds of pages of leaked defense documents marked AUSTEO (Australian Eyes Only). The incident marks Australia's second such move against journalists in just …

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-05). Our Globally Warming Civilization. counterpunch.org The 150 years of the Industrial Revolution (~1770-1920), with its catastrophic and bloody termination in World War I (1914-1918), had no noticeable effect on the global average temperature, which had hovered around 14.7 degrees Centigrade (C) since antiquity. The human population had taken 200,000 years (more or less) to grow to one billion (1B), in 1804, within the natural and majestic evolution of global climates during those 2000 centuries More

RT (2019-06-05). Trump 'prepared' to handle responsibility of launching nukes. rt.com If and when the time comes, Donald Trump is prepared for the "tremendous responsibility" of pressing the nuclear button, the US president has said as Washington locks horns with a growing number of states.

Kenneth Surin (2019-06-05). The Tory Leadership Scrum. counterpunch.org To universal relief the Maybot has announced her resignation, with effect from 7th June.The relief was so heartfelt everywhere that her final meeting with the stone-hearted eurocrats in Brussels– who did her in as much as her treacherous colleagues– was so cordial that Christmas seemed to be around the corner. More

Bill Frelick (2019-06-05). Trump's Policies Are Harming Refugees Worldwide. counterpunch.org Since the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. resettlement program has provided safe harbor to more than 3.4 million refugees. This number might look large, but it represents relatively few of the millions of refugees in the past four decades who were fortunate enough to be thrown this life preserver. Resettlement is not only More

CP Editor (2019-06-05). Everybody Here Hates You. counterpunch.org

David Macaray (2019-06-05). Walmart: A Study in Wretched Excess. counterpunch.org "The dogs bark, but the caravan passes." —Arab proverb Years ago, when I first began writing indignant and wildly emotional polemics about Walmart, Inc., attacking the mega-retailer for its virulent, unethical and borderline illegal anti-union policies, the corporation (with headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas) had roughly 8,500 stores in 15 countries, a figure that, even then, More

Dan Corjescu (2019-06-05). The End of Anarchy and the Solidification of the Global Class. counterpunch.org There once was a world where state actors operated in an anarchic international environment, where maximizing their overall power was their goal, and war was their means of achieving it. That world is now dead. In its place we have the current spectacle of what were known as the "great powers" who are now, at More

Elliot Sperber (2019-06-05). We Are the Aliens We've Been Waiting For. counterpunch.org We Are the Aliens We've Been Waiting For Navy pilots, have you heard, Are talking to reporters From the Times and from…

Seiji Yamada — John Witeck (2019-06-05). Attacks Mount Against Philippine Human Rights Advocates. counterpunch.org by John Witeck & Seiji Yamada Approximately 300,000 or one-fourth of Hawaii's population is Filipino. Hawaii's substantial economic, personal, and family ties with the Philippines means that all of us here have a great stake in what is happening there. The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been threatening and attacking a growing number More

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-06-05). The Decay of the Urdu Language and Its Literature and Culture in Post-Partition India is an Effect of the Imposition of the Singular Definition of Nation. counterpunch.org After reading some interesting analyses of the dominance of the Hindi-belt in India, I thought about my work on culture, language, and politics, specifically the decay of Urdu litearure in post-Partition India and its impact on national politics. In Custody by Anita Desai highlights the impoverishment of the cultural and linguistic forms of Muslim identity in More

Aaron Maté (2019-06-05). It's Time to Move on From Mueller. thenation.com It's Time to Move on From Mueller…

WSWS (2019-06-05). Australian Federal Police raid journalists over exposures of government spying, war crimes. wsws.org The raids, targeting a News Corp journalist and the Sydney offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, are part of an expanding assault on democratic rights and press freedom.

WSWS (2019-06-05). German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jà∂rg Baberowski. wsws.org The government's open partisanship for Baberowski confirms the warnings of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) and the World Socialist Web Site.

Staff (2019-06-05). What's Driving the American Cult of Endless War? truthdig.com America's wars are increasingly waged from the air, a reality that makes the prospect of ending them ever more daunting. But what's pushing this process?

Al Neal (2019-06-05). U.S.-China trade war: Emergency subsidies mostly going to wealthy farmers. peoplesworld.org SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND — It has been a violent spring for residents of Tornado alley—the popular name for parts of the Midwest, moving up all the way to the Canadian prairies, prone to extreme weather patterns. The second half of May alone saw at least 245 tornadoes ravage the Midwest, Plains, and Atlantic regions. …

Andrew Emett (2019-06-05). Deputy arrested for negligence after Parkland shooting inaction. nationofchange.org Accused of cowardly hiding during | the Parkland shooting last year and failing to protect the school children | under his care, former Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested Tuesday | on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and | one count of perjury. Although Peterson claims that he never entered the | building due to police miscommunication, the Florida Department of Law | Enforcement (FDLE) recently determined that the resource officer retreated from | the scene and later directed other officers to stay at least 500ft away from | the active shooting. | On Fe…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-06-05). Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts …

WSWS (2019-06-05). Trump escalates his pro-Brexit agenda during UK state visit. wsws.org Trump envisions any trade deal with the UK as one entirely to the advantage of the US corporations, as he steps up trade war measures against America's competitors everywhere.

Peter Maass (2019-06-05). What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era. theintercept.com The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-05). Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest. dissidentvoice.org What's gone on this morning sends clear and dangerous signals to journalists and newsrooms across Australia. This will chill public interest reporting. — News Corp Australia spokesperson, The West Australian, June 4, 2019 These are dark times for journalists and publishers. It did not seem coincidental that Annika Smethurst, a News Corp journalist and political …

Michael T. Klare (2019-06-05). The US Military Is Preparing for a New War. thenation.com The US Military Is Preparing for a New War…

RT (2019-06-05). 'Coward from Broward' cop arrested for failing to act during Parkland school shooting. rt.com Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex-student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year.

C. J. Hopkins (2019-06-05). The Quds Day Panic of 2019. dissidentvoice.org So it appears we managed to survive another terrifying Quds Day in Berlin. It was certainly touch and go there for a while, what with the media issuing hysterical warnings about the hordes of "Hamas and Hezbollah supporters, neo-Nazis, and conspiracy theorists" that were going to materialize out of the ether, goose-step down the Kurfàºrstendamm, …

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-05). Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program. theantimedia.com (CD) — Australian police raided the home of one of the country's prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world. Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she …

Staff (2019-06-05). Queen, World Leaders Honor Veterans on 75th Anniversary of D-Day. truthdig.com About 300 World War II veterans, ages 91 to 101, are lauded at a large-scale Portsmouth ceremony attended by President Trump among others.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-05). Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research. commondreams.org "This will make it harder to find cures for deadly diseases." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

John McEvoy (2019-06-05). Trump's state visit was marked by a shameless attempt to re-write history. thecanary.co Donald Trump's state visit to the UK coincided with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Trump joined the Queen in Portsmouth to commemorate the allied attack on German forces across beaches in Normandy, France. The whole event, however, was doused with a historical revisionism that seriously overlooked the Soviet Union's colossal war efforts. It was also marked by a colonial ima…

Paul Haeder (2019-06-05). Caught in Their Fun House. dissidentvoice.org America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. — Hunter S. Thompson Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the …

Emma Fiala (2019-06-05). Teacher Gives Boy With Autism 'Most Annoying Male' Award. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A special education teacher in Indiana is in hot water after giving an 11-year-old student with autism a trophy for "most annoying male." Speaking to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the boy's father, Rick Castejon, said he was "blindsided" when his nonverbal son was given the award last month during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-05). Don't Call Latest Abortion Bans 'Heartbeat Bills,' Doctors Say, Warning of Medically Inaccurate Right-Wing Talking Points. commondreams.org Physicians' groups have condemned in recent months several extreme abortion bans that have passed in state legislatures across the country, but on Wednesday the nation's largest professional association for doctors went a step further, warning that pro-choice advocates and the media must not use the misleading language deployed by right-wing lawmakers who are pushing those laws. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-05). FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system. nationofchange.org After the Environmental Defense Fund revealed the existence of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS in foods, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the findings on Monday. | PFAS, created by DuPont in 1938, are synthetic chemicals used in non-stick cookware, but over the years has been used in many different industries to do anything from repel grease and water in packaged food to use in outdoor gear, carpets and most largely used in firefighting foam used by the Defense Department, according to the Associated Press. | The family of synthetic chemicals is made up of a string of nearly 5,000 diffe…

Yves Engler (2019-06-05). Canada's Trudeau Government Puts Squeeze on Cuba. dissidentvoice.org Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get …

Randall Enos (2019-06-05). An Immigration Policy That Kills. thenation.com An Immigration Policy That Kills…

Middle East Monitor (2019-06-05). US and Russia Spar Over 'Unsafe' Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a US Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the US Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly, reports Reuters. "While the Russian aircraft was operating in international airspace, this interaction was irresponsible," …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). Chinese President Xi arrives in Moscow for state visit. cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Moscow for a state visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. | The two world leaders will attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where President Xi will address a plenary session and explain China's stance on sustainable development. | The visit is President Xi's eighth trip to Russia since 2013 and comes as the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two nations is at its best in history. | Presidents Xi and Putin will review the achievements and experience in the development of the…

Consortiumnews (2019-06-05). Intrigues in the Gulf Following Summits in Mecca. consortiumnews.com Saudi and UAE pressure on Qatar to embrace a tougher stance against Iran have left the Arab Gulf states divided as the U.S. builds tension with Teheran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Expectedly, no major… Read more →

Sarah Mukabana (2019-06-05). Death toll rises to 60 as Sudanese generals request new talks. cgtn.com A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo) | Sudan's military ruler on Wednesday offered to resume a dialogue on a transition to democracy, one day after he scrapped all agreements with an o…

unitedEditor (2019-06-05). Pompeo and Trump say the US is ready for talks with Iran… uwidata.com but will Iran risk trusting them yet again? While less than a month ago everyone was concerned about the possibility of war breaking out in the Persian Gulf, American policy toward Iran now seems to have shifted once again. While in Japan, Trump stated that the US has no plans to bring down the …

plenglish (2019-06-05). Russia Strongly Condemns Tightening of US Blockade against Cuba. plenglish.com Moscow, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed Wednesday a strong and resolute condemnation of the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost 60 years.

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-06-05). 10 Democratic candidates would ban fracking. Here are the others who won't. nationofchange.org Nearly half of all Democratic presidential candidates would support banning fracking if elected, according to a new presidential candidate survey released by the Washington Post. | Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Bill de Blasio, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Wayne Messam, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson all support a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. | Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar,…

Staff (2019-06-05). Republicans Clash With Trump Over Tariffs on Mexican Imports. truthout.org Mexican officials are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's plan to impose a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods. Over time, tariffs could increase to as much as 25%. Trump announced tariffs over what he claims is Mexico's failure to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers and migrants into the United States. Citing potentially devastating consequences to the U.S. economy, Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs. We speak with Laura Carlsen, director of th…

GetUp! (2019-06-05). Australian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism. indybay.org This is unprecedented. | As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 | Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2…

Jason Ditz (2019-06-05). Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

plenglish (2019-06-05). Venezuela Urges People of the World to Take Care of the Mother Earth. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged Wednesday the people of the world to take care of Mother Earth on the occasion of World Environment Day.

plenglish (2019-06-05). Brazilian Prosecutor's Office Recommends Semi-open Regime for Lula. plenglish.com 05 de junio de 2019, 13: 13Brasilia, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Public Ministry of Brazil on Wednesday recommended that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has served 424 days in prison for alleged corruption, benefit from a semi-open regime.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-05). Protecting Older People and People with Disabilities in South Sudan. hrw.org

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-05). Mali beat Argentina to advance to U20 World Cup quarterfinals. cgtn.com Mali's Boubacar Konte (centre) celebrates with his teammates during their FIFA Under-20 World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina at the Stadion Miejski in Bielsko-Bia≈Ça, Poland. (COURTESY: FIFA) | Mali booked their place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after knocking out pre-tournament favourites Argentina 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time at the Stadion Miejskiin Bielsko-Bia≈Ça, Poland. | Mali successfully converted all their penalties while keeper Youssouf Koita saved Tomas Chancalay's penalty, Argentina's second spot-kick. | Mali came…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). Kenya and World Bank launch entrepreneurship project. cgtn.com A woman working at her computer in Kenya. Reuters File/Thomas Mukoya | Kenya and the World Bank launched an initiative aimed at providing a platform for Kenyan youths to use their talents in developing innovative solutions to drive manufacturing. | Betty Maina, principal secretary for industrialization at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives said that Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) will strengthen innovation ecosystem as part of the implementation of the Kenya industrial transformation program. | "The project marks an important milestone towards the ongoing digitizing and transform…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). Gianni Infantino reelected FIFA president. cgtn.com Gianni Infantino was re-elected as president of football's world governing body FIFA for a second term. | FILE PHOTO-REUTERS | The 49-year-old Swiss-Italian lawyer ran unopposed and during a lengthy speech before FIFA's congress highlighted the accomplishment of his first term at the helm with an eye toward FIFA and football's future. | "Nobody talks about a crisis at FIFA any more or rebuilding it from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals or corruption, we talk about football. We can say that we've turned the situation around," Infantino said. | Infantino took over the organization in 2016, succeeding Sepp Batte…

Sarah Mukabana (2019-06-04). 13 civilians killed in Ebola zone after rebel attack in Congo. cgtn.com Soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) look at the distant hills near the town of Kibumba at its border with Rwanda after fighting broke out. | REUTERS | Authorities in eastern Congo say at least 13 civilians are dead after rebels attacked a town affected by the Ebola virus outbreak. | Residents on Tuesday blamed the overnight violence near Beni on rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces group. | Beni's interim Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha said two Congolese soldiers also were killed. Spokesman Zachee Mathima said one attacker was killed and a teenage girl was taken away as hostage. | Calm returned by…

plenglish (2019-06-05). U.S.: Democratic Presidential Candidate for Expanding Ties with Cuba. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar today called for moving forward U.S. relations with Cuba after Donald Trump"s administration imposed more travel restrictions to the island.

plenglish (2019-06-05). Argentinean Organizations to Lead March against Bolsonaro. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Several social and political organizations in Argentina are calling a march on Wednesday to protest against the visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who will arrive on Thursday in this capital.

Staff (2019-06-05). Austria's Far Right Gains Ground Despite Massive Corruption Scandal. therealnews.com Austria's right-wing FPàñ party was forced to leave the governing coalition in the wake of a serious corruption scandal, but nonetheless went on to increase its vote in European Parliamentary election. We analyze why with Walter Baier…

2019-06-05: Social Media Postees

Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster following US hounding of Assange
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-06-05
In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other m…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/05/journalists-now-fair-game-as-police-raid-state-broadcaster-following-us-hounding-of-assange/

Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
Beach chairs are lined up for a show at the beach of the Cayo Blanco key, a 50 minute ride in Catamaran from Varadero, on May 12, 2019, in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. Cuban tourism is facing challenges as the US government recently tightened its embargo on Cuba activating the Title III of the Helms Burton law increasing the pressure on the Cuban government by allowing U.S. courts to prosecute international companies which have worked with properties nationalized in Cuba since 1959. (Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/05/travel-cuba-falls-victim-john-boltons-wrath?cd-origin=rss

The Day After UNRWA
Marilyn Garson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
UNRWA needs $60 million in June to buy relief food for one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza, while Trump's Middle East envoy is agitating for the UN to close the agency. UNRWA's mandate does not belong to Trump. But it's time to ask, what will happen on the day after UNRWA's money runs out? In…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/the-day-after-unrwa/

Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-us-military-buildup-iran/5679593

Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-us-military-buildup-iran/5679593

Lawmakers try to block Trump's latest 22 Saudi arms deals
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-05
WASHINGTON–A bipartisan group of senators will try to block President Donald Trump's latest $8.1 billion, in 22 separate arms sales, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They challenge Trump's justification–the supposed threat from Iran–for invoking "emergency" arms sale law loopholes to aid the Saudis. One of the group, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., worries …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawmakers-try-to-block-trumps-latest-22-saudi-arms-deals/

America's Sordid History of Meddling in Iran
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-05
For decades now, the United States has portrayed Tehran as the foremost aggressor in the Middle East. Perhaps it takes one to know one.
truthdig.com/articles/americas-sordid-history-of-meddling-in-iran/

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-05
Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire, written and directed by Scott Noble, continues the run of quality documentaries by Metanoia Films. The film provides the historical context that allows the viewer to understand why inequality reigns while social justice and peace lag today. The, at first blink, curious title stems from a quotation by the American labor …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/plutocracy-v-subterranean-fire/

PHOTOS: 'I Haven't Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down'
Mattias Lundblad, Johannes Frandsen | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
PHOTOS: 'I Haven't Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down'…
thenation.com/article/belfast-peace-lines-troubles-northern-ireland/

FARC leader Santrich freed, but peace is still held hostage in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-05
Former FARC guerrilla commander Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on April 9, 2018, went free on May 30. Colombian authorities had held him pending extradition to the United Sates. Their plan violated the peace agreement signed in November 2016 between FARC guerrillas and Colombia's government. Santrich, born Seuxis Hernández Solarte, personifies the turmoil in Colombia stemming from …
peoplesworld.org/article/farc-leader-santrich-freed-but-peace-is-still-held-hostage-in-colombia/

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Make Disrupting Pipeline Construction a Crime Punishable by 20 Years in Prison
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-06-05
The proposed legislation would put anti-fossil fuel organizers at significant legal risk for providing training or support to peaceful protesters.
theintercept.com/2019/06/05/pipeline-protests-proposed-legislation-phmsa-alec/

Massacre in Sudan: Revolutionaries vow to fight on despite deadly repression
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-05
The Party for Socialism and Liberation is outraged at the horrific massacre carried out on Monday by forces loyal to the high command of the Sudanese armed forces against peaceful protesters conducting a sit-in in Khartoum outside army headquarters. It is now estimated that at least 100 people were killed in the attack. The camp …
liberationnews.org/massacre-in-sudan-revolutionaries-vow-to-fight-on-despite-deadly-repression/

Beware of Authoritarian Christians
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
Christianity and authoritarianism are commonly believed to be at opposite ends of the democratic-autocratic continuum. A commonly held belief is that Christians, guided by The Bible, are accepting and caring of each other and others, and are thus democratic. Yes, many Christians do good with-and-for others, inspired by Jesus' Sermon on the Mount's emphasis on mercy and forgiveness and peacemaking (Matthew 5: 1-10), his teaching that doing to others as you would have then do to you is the bottom line of religion (Matthew 7L 12), and his saying that the greatest commandments are to love God and one's neighbor as on…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/beware-of-authoritarian-christians/

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-05
Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire, written and directed by Scott Noble, continues the run of quality documentaries by Metanoia Films. The film provides the historical context that allows the viewer to understand why inequality reigns while social justice and peace lag today. The, at first blink, curious title stems from a quotation by the American labor …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/plutocracy-v-subterranean-fire/

Chinese President Arrives in Moscow To Meet With Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow Wednesday for his first state visit to the Russian Federation this year. | RELATED: | China Warns US Can't Pressure Them to Force Trade Deal | According to reports, Xi plans to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they discuss a wide range of topics, including North Korea, Venezuela, and Syria. | The two leaders are also expected to sign or witness the signing of important cooperation documents, and attend a gathering ce…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinese-President-Arrives-in-Moscow-To-Meet-With-Putin-20190605-0004.html

Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(VA) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the "temporary" closure of her country's embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had "no choice." In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of haven "taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function" by failing to renew visas for …

Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year

China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met Wednesday in Moscow in order to discuss bilateral agreements and strategic interests, while also discussing the situation in Venezuela, vowing that their governments would work hard to "stabilize." | RELATED: | Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump On Venezuela | Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media that China would work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the c…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Russia-Will-Support-Stabilization-in-Venezuela-Putin–20190605-0007.html

Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump on Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sat down for an interview with the RBC Group on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics affecting his country. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | During the interview, Lavrov was asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's claims that Russia informed him about the withdrawal of their military personnel from Venezuela. | Lavrov rebuffed Trump's claims about Russia informing him of their personnel withdra…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Denies-Sharing-Intel-With-Trump-on-Venezuela-20190605-0002.html

Washington Office on Latin America gets behind U.S. regime change agenda in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-05
WOLA's hawkish stance on Venezuela may seem surprising for a "human rights" organization, but it is less of a surprise for those familiar with WOLA's history. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/05/washington-office-on-latin-america-gets-behind-u-s-regime-change-agenda-in-venezuela/

Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(VA) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the "temporary" closure of her country's embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had "no choice." In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of haven "taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function" by failing to renew visas for …

Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year

"Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Dear Readers, | This is a personal message. Please read carefully. | When Global Research was born in September 2001, we were convinced that "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" would contribute to reversing the tide of war, while also …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-of-expression-and-the-battle-of-ideas/5679578

Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs of Up to 25% on All Mexican Imports
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-05
Mexican officials are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's plan to impose a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods. Over time, tariffs could increase to as much as 25%. Trump announced tariffs over what he claims is Mexico's failure to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers and migrants into the United States. Citing potentially devastating consequences to the U.S. economy, Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs. We speak with Laura Carlsen, director of the M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/5/re…

Kushner-Trump Family Plan for an Enlarged Israel, Ridiculed as the 'Confidence Trick of the Century'
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
700,000 illegal settlers, economic migrants from Israel who have built temporary homes on Palestinian land, are proposed to be legitimised under a Kushner family plan dubbed the 'confidence trick of the century'. | The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is …
globalresearch.ca/kushner-trump-family-plan-enlarged-israel/5679649

EU Sued at International Criminal Court over Mediterranean Migration Policy — As More Die at Sea
Maurice Stierl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
In the same week that more migrant lives were lost at sea, the EU's migration policy in the Mediterranean has been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC). | It emerged on June 3 that the ICC had …
globalresearch.ca/eu-sued-international-criminal-court-mediterranean-migration-policy-more-die-sea/5679633

'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-06-05
In 2003, during the genocidal and criminal U.S. war against Iraq, the term "shock and awe" was propagated. The British Telegraph wrote 10 years later on March 19, 2013: "One expression above all others has become associated with the invasion of Iraq: 'shock and awe.' Developed at the Pentagon, . . . | Continue reading 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/04/shock-and-awe-war-on-migrants-and-prisoners/

US requiring visa applicants to reveal social media information
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The implementation of the new "extreme vetting" policy is another step in the Trump administration's war against immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Grand gesture: Dems pass migrant amnesty with zero hope of becoming law
rt.com | 2019-06-05
House Democrats have passed an immigration bill creating a path to citizenship for 'dreamers' — illegals brought into the country as children. Like its numerous forbears, the bill is effectively doomed to never become law. | …
rt.com/usa/461096-house-democrats-pass-dreamers-amnesty/

Grand gesture: Dems pass migrant amnesty with zero hope of becoming law
rt.com | 2019-06-05
House Democrats have passed an immigration bill creating a path to citizenship for 'dreamers' — illegals brought into the country as children. Like its numerous forbears, the bill is effectively doomed to never become law. | …
rt.com/usa/461096-house-democrats-pass-dreamers-amnesty/

Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The ICFI statement entitled "Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers" was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Sudan: Death Toll Rises to 60 in Crackdown on Protests as Military Rulers Seek Deescalation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical arm of the Sudanese Professionals Association which has been leading protests in Sudan, said Wednesday the death toll has jumped to 60 people with hundreds more wounded since the latest military crackdown on protests. | RELATED: | Sudan Must Cede to Civilian-Led Transitional Authority: UN | Civil society groups name what is currently happening in their country a "bloody massacre" and among international concerns, the U.N. firmly…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudan-Death-Toll-Rises-to-60-in-Crackdown-on-Protests-as-Military-Rulers-Seek-Deescalation-20190605-0012.html

Workers Party theorist pens diatribe against Brazilian "white trash"
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The use of this reactionary term to describe poor whites exposes the anti-working class character of the PT.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

The Media Is Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-05
When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer–the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…
truthdig.com/articles/the-media-is-legitimizing-a-century-old-nazi-trope/

The Media Are Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-05
When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer–the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…
truthdig.com/articles/the-media-is-legitimizing-a-century-old-nazi-trope/

Video: US-Sponsored Kurdish Militia Burn Wheat Fields in Northern Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The Kurdish separatist militia SDF and its affiliates from PYD and Asayish are burning wheat fields in the territories under their occupation northeast of Syria. | Some of the most fertile lands as well as territories rich with oil are under …
globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-kurdish-militia-burn-wheat-fields-qamishli/5679629

Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
"What's gone on this morning sends clear and dangerous signals to journalists and newsrooms across Australia. This will chill public interest reporting." — News Corp Australia spokesperson, The West Australian, June 4, 2019 | These are dark times for journalists …
globalresearch.ca/warring-against-sources-australian-national-security-state-journalism-public-interest/5679617

The US-China Trade War Can be Traced Back to the Failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The current "trade war" owes its origins to the US' failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution that convinced the Chinese authorities that their late-Old Cold War-era American "allies" couldn't be trusted, which in turn inspired the Communist Party to use the …
globalresearch.ca/trade-war-traced-back-failed-tiananmen-square-color-revolution/5679624

ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the dese…
globalresearch.ca/isis-remnants-regroup-attack-saa-posts-desert-us-help/5679627

From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-front-groups-fraud-deception-toxic-tactics/5679596

The 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Liberation of Nazi-Occupied Western Europe. A Civilizational Provocation, Russia was Not Invited
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The decision not to invite President Putin to attend the 75th D-Day commemoration event was a civilizational provocation aimed at dividing the European Allies during World War II and reinforcing the historically revised notion that the Soviet Union was an …
globalresearch.ca/75th-d-day-commemoration-event-civilizational-provocation/5679619

"The Lesson of the Soviet Union Is that the Bureaucracy Chooses Capitalist Restoration"
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Wilder Pérez Varona (WPV): My first question to you is about the issue of bureaucracy. | Before 1917 the issue of the socialist transition is one thing. The 1848 Revolution, the Paris Commune (which is a crucial episode, but of …
globalresearch.ca/lesson-soviet-union-bureaucracy-chooses-capitalist-restoration/5679655

How US "Good Guys" Wiped Out an Afghan Family
Jessica Purkiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
It was 4am when Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez's wife Amina called, an unusually early time for their daily chat. When he picked up the phone, he could hear the panic in her voice. | Amina was calling from the Afghan province of …
globalresearch.ca/how-us-good-guys-wiped-out-afghan-family/5679645

The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs
Nadia Bazuk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …
globalresearch.ca/another-proof-ukrainian-states-interference-church-affairs/5679590

Trudeau Government Squeezes Cuba
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? | Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed …
globalresearch.ca/trudeau-government-squeezes-cuba/5679642

From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-front-groups-fraud-deception-toxic-tactics/5679596

After the Fall of the Berlin War: Between Dystopia and Democratic Socialism
Andrew Jackson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a widespread sense that liberal capitalism had triumphed in the battle of ideas, and that socialism as a plausible alternative was pretty much dead. But the many crises of contemporary …
globalresearch.ca/between-dystopia-democratic-socialism/5679657

US Bans Educational and Recreational Travel to Cuba
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
As of June 5, U.S. citizens will be prohibited from making group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to Cuba, Secretary of Commerce Steve Mnuchin of the U.S. Treasury Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. | According …
globalresearch.ca/us-bans-educational-recreational-travel-cuba/5679637

The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The European Union voted last month but not one of its 21st century war crimes and war criminals were a topic of conversation. The real possibility of a nuclear war between the EU and Russia wasn't an issue either. The | …
globalresearch.ca/eu-votes-cia-wins-again/5679587

US Transferred "Nuclear Expertise" to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(MEE) — The Donald Trump administration issued two authorizations for the transfer of technical "nuclear expertise" to Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late last year, US Senator Tim Kaine has revealed. Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, where Khashoggi resided, called the decision "shocking" — as it came amid global outrage over the Saudi journalist's gruesome …

US Transferred “Nuclear Expertise” to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

US Gave Nuclear Power Info to Saudis After Khashoggi's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
The U.S. administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | French Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Increased 50% in 2018: Report | The timing of the approvals is likely to heap pressure on the administration of President Donald Trump from lawmakers who have become increasingly cri…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Gave-Nuclear-Power-Info-to-Saudis-After-Khashoggis-Murder-20190605-0003.html

EU Could Fine Italy US$3.9 Billion Over Heavy National Debt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
The European Commission (EC) has proposed to open an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) against Italy for not having sufficiently reduced its public debt, which reached 132.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018. This EDP could lead to sanctions of up to US$3.9 billion. | RELATED: | US Tells Italy to Stay Away From China and Russia | "The 2018 Italian data is…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Could-Fine-Italy-US3.9-Billion-Over-Heavy-National-Debt-20190605-0005.html

"We're Left to Defend Ourselves on the Margins": 8 Black Trans Women Have Been Murdered This Year
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-05
The body of 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey was recovered Saturday from a lake in Northeast Dallas. Police said they are investigating her death as a homicide. Chynal is the third transgender black woman killed in Dallas since October, including the high-profile death of Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks ago. Another Dallas trans woman was stabbed multiple times in April but survived. Trans rights activists say the violence in Dallas is indicative of the larger threat to black transgender women. At least eight black trans women have been murdered in the U.S. this year. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/5/we…

Australian Police Raid National Broadcaster Over Leaked Afghan War Crime Stories
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(ZH) — Australian federal police officers raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) over a series of 2017 reports known as The Afghan Files, which exposed crimes committed by special forces in Afghanistan based on hundreds of pages of leaked defense documents marked AUSTEO (Australian Eyes Only). The incident marks Australia's second such move against journalists in just …

Australian Police Raid National Broadcaster Over Leaked Afghan War Crime Stories

The Dirty Truth About American Air Power
William J. Astore | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
The Dirty Truth About American Air Power…
thenation.com/article/american-air-power-bombing-afghanistan-iraq/

Our Globally Warming Civilization
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
The 150 years of the Industrial Revolution (~1770-1920), with its catastrophic and bloody termination in World War I (1914-1918), had no noticeable effect on the global average temperature, which had hovered around 14.7 degrees Centigrade (C) since antiquity. The human population had taken 200,000 years (more or less) to grow to one billion (1B), in 1804, within the natural and majestic evolution of global climates during those 2000 centuries…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/our-globally-warming-civilization/

Trump 'prepared' to handle responsibility of launching nukes
rt.com | 2019-06-05
If and when the time comes, Donald Trump is prepared for the "tremendous responsibility" of pressing the nuclear button, the US president has said as Washington locks horns with a growing number of states. | …
rt.com/usa/461104-trump-prepared-responsibility-nukes/

We Are the Aliens We've Been Waiting For
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
We Are the Aliens We've Been Waiting For Navy pilots, have you heard, Are talking to reporters From the Times and from…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/we-are-the-aliens-weve-been-waiting-for/

Walmart: A Study in Wretched Excess
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
"The dogs bark, but the caravan passes." –Arab proverb Years ago, when I first began writing indignant and wildly emotional polemics about Walmart, Inc., attacking the mega-retailer for its virulent, unethical and borderline illegal anti-union policies, the corporation (with headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas) had roughly 8,500 stores in 15 countries, a figure that, even then,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/walmart-a-study-in-wretched-excess/

Attacks Mount Against Philippine Human Rights Advocates
Seiji Yamada — John Witeck | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
Approximately 300,000 or one-fourth of Hawaii's population is Filipino. Hawaii's substantial economic, personal, and family ties with the Philippines means that all of us here have a great stake in what is happening there. The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been threatening and attacking a growing number of human rights advocates, labor, church…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/attacks-mount-against-philippine-human-rights-advocates/

The Decay of the Urdu Language and Its Literature and Culture in Post-Partition India is an Effect of the Imposition of the Singular Definition of Nation
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
After reading some interesting analyses of the dominance of the Hindi-belt in India, I thought about my work on culture, language, and politics, specifically the decay of Urdu litearure in post-Partition India and its impact on national politics. In Custody by Anita Desai highlights the impoverishment of the cultural and linguistic forms of Muslim identity in…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/the-decay-of-the-urdu-language-and-its-literature-and-culture-in-post-partition-india-is-an-effect-of-the-imposition-of-the-singular-definition-of-nation/

Trump's Policies Are Harming Refugees Worldwide
Bill Frelick | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
Since the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. resettlement program has provided safe harbor to more than 3.4 million refugees. This number might look large, but it represents relatively few of the millions of refugees in the past four decades who were fortunate enough to be thrown this life preserver. Resettlement is not only…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/trumps-policies-are-harming-refugees-worldwide/

The End of Anarchy and the Solidification of the Global Class
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
There once was a world where state actors operated in an anarchic international environment, where maximizing their overall power was their goal, and war was their means of achieving it. That world is now dead. In its place we have the current spectacle of what were known as the "great powers" who are now, at…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/the-end-of-anarchy-and-the-solidification-of-the-global-class/

The Tory Leadership Scrum
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
To universal relief the Maybot has announced her resignation, with effect from 7th June.The relief was so heartfelt everywhere that her final meeting with the stone-hearted eurocrats in Brussels– who did her in as much as her treacherous colleagues– was so cordial that Christmas seemed to be around the corner.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/the-tory-leadership-scrum/

Attacks Mount Against Philippine Human Rights Advocates
Seiji Yamada — John Witeck | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
by John Witeck & Seiji Yamada Approximately 300,000 or one-fourth of Hawaii's population is Filipino. Hawaii's substantial economic, personal, and family ties with the Philippines means that all of us here have a great stake in what is happening there. The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been threatening and attacking a growing number…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/attacks-mount-against-philippine-human-rights-advocates/

Everybody Here Hates You
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/everybody-here-hates-you/

It's Time to Move on From Mueller
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
It's Time to Move on From Mueller…
thenation.com/article/mueller-impeachment-russiagate-trump/

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(TMU) — A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts …

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting

Trump's state visit was marked by a shameless attempt to re-write history
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-06-05
Donald Trump's state visit to the UK coincided with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Trump joined the Queen in Portsmouth to commemorate the allied attack on German forces across beaches in Normandy, France. The whole event, however, was doused with a historical revisionism that seriously overlooked the Soviet Union's colossal war efforts. It was also marked by a colonial ima…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/06/05/trumps-state-visit-was-marked-by-a-shameless-attempt-to-re-write-history/

The US Military Is Preparing for a New War
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
The US Military Is Preparing for a New War…
thenation.com/article/us-military-is-preparing-for-new-wars-china-russia/

Teacher Gives Boy With Autism 'Most Annoying Male' Award
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(TMU) — A special education teacher in Indiana is in hot water after giving an 11-year-old student with autism a trophy for "most annoying male." Speaking to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the boy's father, Rick Castejon, said he was "blindsided" when his nonverbal son was given the award last month during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at …

Teacher Gives Boy With Autism ‘Most Annoying Male’ Award

Deputy arrested for negligence after Parkland shooting inaction
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-05
Accused of cowardly hiding during | the Parkland shooting last year and failing to protect the school children | under his care, former Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested Tuesday | on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and | one count of perjury. Although Peterson claims that he never entered the | building due to police miscommunication, the Florida Department of Law | Enforcement (FDLE) recently determined that the resource officer retreated from | the scene and later directed other officers to stay at least 500ft away from | the active shooting. | On Fe…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/05/deputy-arrested-for-negligence-after-parkland-shooting-inaction/

What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-06-05
The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.
theintercept.com/2019/06/05/what-the-horror-of-chernobyl-reveals-about-the-deceit-of-the-trump-era/

Trump escalates his pro-Brexit agenda during UK state visit
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
Trump envisions any trade deal with the UK as one entirely to the advantage of the US corporations, as he steps up trade war measures against America's competitors everywhere.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Australian Federal Police raid journalists over exposures of government spying, war crimes
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The raids, targeting a News Corp journalist and the Sydney offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, are part of an expanding assault on democratic rights and press freedom.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Queen, World Leaders Honor Veterans on 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-05
About 300 World War II veterans, ages 91 to 101, are lauded at a large-scale Portsmouth ceremony attended by President Trump among others.
truthdig.com/articles/queen-world-leaders-honor-veterans-on-75th-anniversary-of-d-day/

U.S.-China trade war: Emergency subsidies mostly going to wealthy farmers
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-05
SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND — It has been a violent spring for residents of Tornado alley–the popular name for parts of the Midwest, moving up all the way to the Canadian prairies, prone to extreme weather patterns. The second half of May alone saw at least 245 tornadoes ravage the Midwest, Plains, and Atlantic regions. …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-china-trade-war-emergency-subsidies-mostly-going-to-wealthy-farmers/

German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jà∂rg Baberowski
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The government's open partisanship for Baberowski confirms the warnings of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) and the World Socialist Web Site.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-06-05
The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.
theintercept.com/2019/06/05/what-the-horror-of-chernobyl-reveals-about-the-deceit-of-the-trump-era/

Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(CD) — Australian police raided the home of one of the country's prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world. Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she …

Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program

Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
"This will make it harder to find cures for deadly diseases." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/05/advancing-its-war-science-trump-admin-blocks-fetal-tissue-being-used-federal?cd-origin=rss

'Coward from Broward' cop arrested for failing to act during Parkland school shooting
rt.com | 2019-06-05
Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex-student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year. | …
rt.com/usa/461094-parkland-shooting-officer-arrested-neglect/

Global rebellion to Save Our Planet
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-05
"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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/06/05/global-rebellion-to-save-our-planet/

Don't Call Latest Abortion Bans 'Heartbeat Bills,' Doctors Say, Warning of Medically Inaccurate Right-Wing Talking Points
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
Physicians' groups have condemned in recent months several extreme abortion bans that have passed in state legislatures across the country, but on Wednesday the nation's largest professional association for doctors went a step further, warning that pro-choice advocates and the media must not use the misleading language deployed by right-wing lawmakers who are pushing those laws. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/05/dont-call-latest-abortion-bans-heartbeat-bills-doctors-say-warning-medically?cd-origin=rss

The Quds Day Panic of 2019
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-05
So it appears we managed to survive another terrifying Quds Day in Berlin. It was certainly touch and go there for a while, what with the media issuing hysterical warnings about the hordes of "Hamas and Hezbollah supporters, neo-Nazis, and conspiracy theorists" that were going to materialize out of the ether, goose-step down the Kurfàºrstendamm, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-quds-day-panic-of-2019/

What's Driving the American Cult of Endless War?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-05
America's wars are increasingly waged from the air, a reality that makes the prospect of ending them ever more daunting. But what's pushing this process?
truthdig.com/articles/whats-driving-the-american-cult-of-endless-war/

FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-05
After the Environmental Defense Fund revealed the existence of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS in foods, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the findings on Monday. | PFAS, created by DuPont in 1938, are synthetic chemicals used in non-stick cookware, but over the years has been used in many different industries to do anything from repel grease and water in packaged food to use in outdoor gear, carpets and most largely used in firefighting foam used by the Defense Department, according to the Associated Press. | The family of synthetic chemicals is made up of a string of nearly 5,000 diffe…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/05/fda-confirms-string-of-5000-synthetic-chemicals-contaminates-us-food-system/

Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(CD) — Australian police raided the home of one of the country's prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world. Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she …

Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program

Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-05
What's gone on this morning sends clear and dangerous signals to journalists and newsrooms across Australia. This will chill public interest reporting. — News Corp Australia spokesperson, The West Australian, June 4, 2019 These are dark times for journalists and publishers. It did not seem coincidental that Annika Smethurst, a News Corp journalist and political …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/warring-against-sources-the-australian-national-security-state-journalism-and-the-public-interest/

An Immigration Policy That Kills
Randall Enos | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
An Immigration Policy That Kills…
thenation.com/article/an-immigration-policy-that-kills/

An Immigration Policy That Kills
Randall Enos | thenation.com | 2019-06-05
An Immigration Policy That Kills…
thenation.com/article/an-immigration-policy-that-kills/

Canada's Trudeau Government Puts Squeeze on Cuba
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-05
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/canadas-trudeau-government-puts-squeeze-on-cuba/

US and Russia Spar Over 'Unsafe' Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(MEMO) — A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a US Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the US Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly, reports Reuters. "While the Russian aircraft was operating in international airspace, this interaction was irresponsible," …

US and Russia Spar Over ‘Unsafe’ Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria

Chinese President Xi arrives in Moscow for state visit
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-05
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Moscow for a state visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. | The two world leaders will attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where President Xi will address a plenary session and explain China's stance on sustainable development. | The visit is President Xi's eighth trip to Russia since 2013 and comes as the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two nations is at its best in history. | Presidents Xi and Putin will review the achievements and experience in the development of the…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/05/chinese-president-xi-arrives-in-moscow-for-state-visit/

Gianni Infantino reelected FIFA president
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-05
Gianni Infantino was re-elected as president of football's world governing body FIFA for a second term. | FILE PHOTO-REUTERS | The 49-year-old Swiss-Italian lawyer ran unopposed and during a lengthy speech before FIFA's congress highlighted the accomplishment of his first term at the helm with an eye toward FIFA and football's future. | "Nobody talks about a crisis at FIFA any more or rebuilding it from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals or corruption, we talk about football. We can say that we've turned the situation around," Infantino said. | Infantino took over the organization in 2016, succeeding Sepp Batte…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/05/gianni-infantino-reelected-fifa-president/

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba

Argentinean Organizations to Lead March against Bolsonaro
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Buenos Aires, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Several social and political organizations in Argentina are calling a march on Wednesday to protest against the visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who will arrive on Thursday in this capital.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

U.S.: Democratic Presidential Candidate for Expanding Ties with Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Washington, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar today called for moving forward U.S. relations with Cuba after Donald Trump"s administration imposed more travel restrictions to the island.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Tweeting Bishop Twit: Thomas Tobin Tries to Temper Tides of Time
Andrew Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
On June 1, 2019, a wannabe prima donna who seems incapable of knowing when to accept his irrelevancy as a moral leader, issued this Trumpian imitation through (what else) Twitter. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence decided to weigh in on current affairs by writing: A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ 'Pride…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/tweeting-bishop-twit-thomas-tobin-tries-to-temper-tides-of-time/

Death toll rises to 60 as Sudanese generals request new talks
Sarah Mukabana | cgtn.com | 2019-06-05
A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo) | Sudan's military ruler on Wednesday offered to resume a dialogue on a transition to democracy, one day after he scrapped all agreements with an o…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/05/death-toll-rises-to-60-as-sudaneses-generals-request-for-new-talks/

Higher tariffs catapult U.S. businesses into greater uncertainty: expert
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-05
NEW YORK, June 5 (Xinhua) — The Washington-initiated tariff tensions against Mexico and China have catapulted U.S. companies with overseas business into vast uncertainty, with relevant costs passed on to U.S. consumers, a U.S. expert said here on Monday. | "So you now have companies looking out of the world and saying well if we can't do business in China, we can't do business in Mexico, are there other safe places to locate?" said Edward Alden, a senior fellow with U.S. think tank Council on Foreign Relations. |…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/05/higher-tariffs-catapult-u-s-businesses-into-greater-uncertainty-expert/

Austria's Far Right Gains Ground Despite Massive Corruption Scandal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-05
Austria's right-wing FPàñ party was forced to leave the governing coalition in the wake of a serious corruption scandal, but nonetheless went on to increase its vote in European Parliamentary election. We analyze why with Walter Baier…
therealnews.com/stories/austrias-far-right-gains-ground-despite-massive-corruption-scandal