Daily Archives: June 8, 2019

2019-06-08: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-08). Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War. globalresearch.ca The US was Soviet Russia's junior partner in the battle to defeat Nazi Germany. History taught US students otherwise. So do US presidents, Trump no exception. | In Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the Normandy American Cemetery, commemorating the 75th D-Day anniversary, launching the …

WSWS (2019-06-08). US-backed Saudi regime tortures dissidents on eve of threatened beheadings. wsws.org Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…

Ralph Nader (2019-06-08). FAA's Boeing-Biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign. commondreams.org The Boeing-driven FAA is rushing to unground the notorious prone-to-stall Boeing 737 MAX (that killed 346 innocents in two crashes) before several official investigations are completed. Troubling revelations might keep these planes grounded worldwide.

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-08). Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria. mintpressnews.com By whitewashing the role of the Idlib mercenaries and extremist groups, the Western press acts as de facto protection racketeers for the very forces exploiting civilians as human shields in Idlib and preventing their exodus via the Russian/Syrian-established humanitarian corridors.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-08). To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a "Soft Coup"? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals. globalresearch.ca The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism. In all major regions of the World, the Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration and struggle…

Natasha Lennard (2019-06-08). Trump Administration Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It's Fighting White Supremacist Terror. theintercept.com White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the "alt-right" march during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. | a death threat she and fellow Muslim representative Ilhan Omar had received in the mail. "A good Muslim is a dead one," the letter had read. The hearing, called "Confronting White Supremacy: Adequacy of the Federal Response," featured the FBI's Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity. Tlaib wondered why t…

WSWS (2019-06-08). US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Philippine Sea. wsws.org In an encounter coinciding with a visit to Russia by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a US warship nearly collided with a Russian destroyer on Friday in the Philippine Sea.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-08). America's "Golden Age" Might Lead to "Energy Colonialism"? globalresearch.ca Igor Sechin, the CEO of Rosneft and one of the most powerful people in Russia, isn't jumping on the Alt-Media bandwagon of speculating about America's supposedly imminent demise but is instead warning that it might actually be about to …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-08). The Pentagon's "Pacific Bellicosity" Is Threatening Both Russia and China. globalresearch.ca The Russian military claimed that the U.S.' guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville suddenly changed course early Friday morning while on a patrol in the East China Sea and almost collided with the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer that was passing through these waters at …

Frank Scott (2019-06-08). What is so rare as a — fake news — day in June? *. dissidentvoice.org While the continued mental assault on what is left of public consciousness still features the idiot fiction of Russiagate, or how the evil Putin arranged to trash our great American democracy and defeat holy mother Hillary on behalf of cursed father Donald, the month of June offered not one but two major fictional treatments of …

RT (2019-06-08). US defense secretary unveils plans to phase Turkey out of F-35 program. rt.com The acting head of the Pentagon has sent a letter to the Turkish defense minister, detailing the US plan to exclude Ankara from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program over its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems.

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Italy's M5S 'Minibot' Proposal Illegal: Economy Minister. telesurenglish.net Italy's Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria warned Saturday that creating a kind of parallel currency to pay public debt would be illegal and useless. | RELATED: | EU Could Fine Italy US$3.9 Billion Over Heavy National Debt | "It would be illegal and useless for Italy to issue bonds to pay its suppliers because that would violate the rules of the European currency and also add more debt to the existing one," said Tria during the Group 20 (G20) ministerial meeting being held in Fukuok…

WSWS (2019-06-08). Australian police chief links media raids to US-led "Five Eyes" spy network. wsws.org Gaughan's statement points to the targeting of journalists in order to cover up Washington's preparations for wars and mass political surveillance.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-08). As Trump Signals Support for Israel's Proposed West Bank Annexation, Lawmakers and Rights Advocates Condemn Plan to Commit 'War Crime'. commondreams.org A top Trump administration signaled Saturday that the U.S. would welcome Israel's reported plan to break international law by annexing parts of the West Bank, angering advocates for Palestinian rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-06-08). Alberta's UCP government attacks workers, rewards business with tax cuts. wsws.org The path to power for Alberta's new hard-right government was paved by the previous trade union-backed NDP administration.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-08). Der lange Arm der Bilderberg Gruppe. globalresearch.ca Zur diesjà§hrigen Sitzung der Bilderberggruppe, die vom 30. Mai bis 2. Juni in Montreux in der Schweiz stattfand, waren drei Italiener eingeladen. Es waren mit Lili Gruber, der Moderatorin des Fernsehsenders La7, eine weitere Journalistin, der stà§ndige Moderator der …

South Front (2019-06-08). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance. globalresearch.ca On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama….

WSWS (2019-06-08). Social Democrats return to government in Denmark with xenophobic programme. wsws.org The Social Democrats want to limit immigration from non-Western states and set up reception centres for asylum seekers outside the country.

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-08). Internet Free Speech All but Dead. globalresearch.ca The Internet was originally promoted as a completely free and uncensored mechanism for people everywhere to exchange views and communicate, but it has been observed by many users that that is not really true anymore. Both governments and the service …

Washington's Blog (2019-06-08). USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S. globalresearch.ca Firs published by February 15, 2015 on Washington Blog and Global Research | Fifty two years, on June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it. | After checking the Liberty out …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-06-08). Tightening the Noose on Cuba. globalresearch.ca On the 2nd of May 2019, the Trump Administration decided to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act. Title 111 authorises US nationals with claims to confiscated properties in Cuba to file suits in US courts against persons that …

Lesley Docksey (2019-06-08). Why Do We Think We Own the Earth? globalresearch.ca We are now in climate crisis. Almost every week another major scientific study hits the news, telling us we are losing this, destroying that and completely obliterating the other; whole ecological systems under threat while those with the power to …

WSWS (2019-06-08). Students at Dresden School of Art protest against the far-right AfD. wsws.org The trigger for the protests was the candidacy of library director Barbara Lenk for the AfD in a local election…

WSWS (2019-06-08). Far-right Alternative for Germany wins European election in eastern Germany. wsws.org Voters in eastern Germany showed their strong opposition to the established political parties in the European elections held May 26.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-08). Niger, Tunisia elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council. cgtn.com Representatives of the newly elected five non-permanent members of UN Security Council (L to R: Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Niger's Minister of Foreign Affairs Kalla Ankourao, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung) pose for a group photo at the council chamber of the UN headquarters in New York, June 7, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) | UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) — The UN General Assembly on Friday elected Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-08). When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves. globalresearch.ca Journalists did not appreciate the implications for themselves of the contrived and false indictment of Julian Assange by a corrupt US government. It was obvious to a few of us that the indictment by the US government, a government constrained …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-08). Nigerians call for redefining of broadcasting laws as media station gets shut down. cgtn.com Nigerians have called for the redefining of laws guiding local media following the recent suspension of the operating license of a popular broadcast station in the country. | The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Thursday halted the operation of Daar Communications, owner of the African Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM and Faaji FM, for allegedly violating broadcast rules in some aired programs. | The station was accused of airing "hate speech, divisive and inciting comments," breaching the provisions of the NBC's code and had been summoned in the last two years, the director-general of the Nige…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-08). An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty. globalresearch.ca Two days ago the US celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day with accolades to the armed forces and thanks to surviving veterans. The country stood strongly with the military. But today two days later is the 52 anniversary of a …

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-08). 10-man Mali fall to Italy in U-20 World Cup quarterfinals. cgtn.com Mali striker Ibrahima Kone reacts after scoring an own goal in his side's quarterfinal game against Italy at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup at the Tychy STadium in Tychy, Poland. (Photo credits: FIFA) | Mali was eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup following a 4-2 loss to Italy on Friday at the Tychy City Stadium in Tychy, Poland. | The Malians fell behind to a bizarre Ibrahima Kone own goal after 12 minutes and things got worse nine minutes later when Ousmane Diakite was sent off for a dangerous foul on Italian midfielder Luca Pelligrini. | Mali leveled the match on 38 minutes through Sekou Koita after a bri…

Vanessa Mbonu (2019-06-08). Wear Orange to Raise Awareness for Gun Violence. naacp.org June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. On average, 100 Americans are killed with guns each day, and many of the victims are young and Black. Hadiya Pendleton was one of these victims. At the age of 15, she was shot and killed. To honor her and speak up for gun safety, her friends wore orange—and now so …

Christine Maema (2019-06-08). 86 displaced South Sudanese return home following peace deal. cgtn.com The group comprising of 86 women and children at the UN's air terminal ready to return to their homes (UNMISS) | Thousands of families who were displaced after a civil war broke out in South Sudan finally returned home to rebuild their lives after leaving a special protection site at the United Nations base in Wau. | The families were in the protection site in the capital of South Sudan for almost six years after seeking sanctuary from the violent conflict that erupted during the outbreak of civil war. Some of the children were even born in the camp and have never experienced life outside. | With a reduction in v…

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-08). US military airstrike kills one militant in Somalia. cgtn.com A military drone. (Getty Images) | The United States military said it killed a militant in an airstrike near Tortoroow in Somalia. | The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said no civilians were killed or injured in the latest airstrike but it would release more details as appropriate as a post-strike analysis continues. | The airstrike, which took place on Wednesday, is the first in the area in about a month. | On May 5, three al-Shabaab terrorists were killed by an airstrike in defense of Somali security forces. The security forces were engaged by Al-Shabaab militants during an operation to disrupt the terrorist net…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-08). Seychelles president meets Irish counterpart in Dublin. cgtn.com Seychellois President Danny Faure on Saturday met with his Irish counterpart Michael D.Higgins in Dublin, as part of his visit to Ireland. | The two leaders held bilateral talks, touching on economic ties, cultural relations, climate change, maritime security among others. | President Higgins lauded President Faure for his recent keynote address on ocean protection and for being nominated, along with former President James Michel, for the National Geographic Planetary Leadership award. | On his part, the Seychellois president thanked his counterpart for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation, and…

Derek Royden (2019-06-07). Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press. nationofchange.org The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.

Kevin Reed (2019-06-07). UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Warns Julian Assange Could Die in Prison. globalresearch.ca In a June 1 interview with ABC Radio Adelaide, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer warned that Julian Assange could die in prison if his persecution is not stopped immediately. | Last week, Melzer issued a scathing denunciation of Assange's …

WSWS (2019-06-07). WikiLeaks warns US Justice Department preparing more charges against Assange. wsws.org The threat of new charges against the persecuted journalist, already facing 170 years in prison, comes amid fresh fears about his health after his father reported a "short notice" medical appointment.

Roger D. Harris (2019-06-07). Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the US is waging a full-bore war against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Back in 1998, …

Roger Harris (2019-06-07). Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism. counterpunch.org With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the US is waging a full-bore war against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Back in 1998, More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-07). Daily Kos aims for 100K names on anti-Iran War petition to Congress. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—Daily Kos, a top group blog and Internet forum for grassroots activism, is aiming for 100,000 signatures on a petition to Congress against President Trump's threatened war on Iran. The group will deliver its petitions on June 10. "Let's storm the gates 100,000 strong!" originators Paul Hogarth and Erin Tulley of the Oakland, Calif.-based …

W. T. Whitney (2019-06-07). Santrich Goes Free While Peace in Colombia Still Held Hostage. counterpunch.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 turmoil in Colombia stemming from the More

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Colombia: Top Prosecutor Says Sinaloa Cartel Present in Country. telesurenglish.net Colombia's highest prosecutor and oversight official, Carlos Negret denounced the presence of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel in southern Colombia, in the department of Caqueta, one of the areas most affected by armed violence for decades. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | "I am worried about extortion, ill…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Colombia: Duque Ratifies Special Jurisdiction for Peace Law. telesurenglish.net Colombian President Ivan Duque signed his approval on the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) legislation on Thursday after years of debate and trepidation. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | Approved as part of Colombia's Peace Agreement in 2016 and negotiated by the administration of former President Juan Manuel Santos, the JEP was monumental in ending half a century of violence between right-wing paramilitary groups and the countr…

Tim Wheeler (2019-06-07). James Jackson: Communist leader and pioneer fighter for civil rights. peoplesworld.org James E. Jackson Jr., (1914-2007), a leader of the Communist Party USA for many years, began his eventful life in political action at age 16 and he remained an unwavering fighter for equality, democracy, world peace, and socialism all his days. Not the least of Jackson's achievements was his role in the early 1960s as …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-07). US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.

RT (2019-06-07). Washington 'encouraged' by Mexican migrant clampdown, but will move ahead with tariff plan. rt.com US officials are pleased with the Mexican government's recent moves to curb the flow of migrants through the country to the American border. However, negotiations are ongoing, and a tariff deadline still looms. |

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-07). Assemblyman Weprin, State Senator Liu, and Amnesty International Introduce Immigration Customs Oversight Bill. blackstarnews.com Assemblyman David Weprin, at the microphones, with immigration advocates seeking proper treatement of detained immigrants… | Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Queens) and Senator John C. Liu (D-Queens), with support from Amnesty International, have introduced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight Act, A 7853 / S 6107. The law's purpose is to ensure that immigrants detained in county jails in New York are held in accordance with legal detention standards and to limit the expansion of immigration detention facilities in New York unless approval can be gained from the legislature. | This action was s…

RT (2019-06-07). Overwhelmed immigration facilities already have 'egregious' safety violations — DHS. rt.com The Department of Homeland Security found "egregious" health and safety violations last year, during inspections of overwhelmed immigration facilities where detainees live under squalid conditions without access to healthcare.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-07). Warnings of More Deadly Attacks on Yemen as Trump Permits Raytheon to Manufacture 'High-Tech Bomb Parts' Inside Saudi Arabia. commondreams.org "If Saudi Arabia is able to develop an indigenous bomb-making capability, it will undermine U.S. leverage to prevent them from engaging in indiscriminate strikes of the kind it has carried out in Yemen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

CounterSpin (2019-06-07). Netfa Freeman on Cuba Sanctions, Reynard Loki on Indigenous Oil Victory. fair.org Media…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-07). Illinois Legalizes Cannabis. globalresearch.ca The late economist Milton Friedman's notion of capitalism and freedom is polar opposite to my own views. | We're however likeminded on the issue of illicit drugs and so-called US war on them, largely waged on Blacks and Latinos. They …

MAIL (2019-06-07). Headlines for June 7, 2019. democracynow.org Bowing to U.S. Pressure, Mexico to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border, House Judiciary Chair Pushes for Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, House Ways and Means Chair Has No Plans to Acquire Trump's New York Tax Records, Russian President Says U.S. Is Shunning Negotiations on Nuclear Arms Treaty, African Union Suspends Sudan over Massacre of Sit-in Protesters, Study Finds Limiting Climate Change Would Save Thousands from Heat-Related Deaths, Jay Inslee: Democratic National Committee Refusing to Hold Debate on Climate, SEIU Becomes First Major Union to Endorse Green New Deal, Report: Earth's Oceans More Contami…

WSWS (2019-06-07). Ten years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. wsws.org The article confirms the essential analysis of the ICFI in 1989 that the terror unleashed by the Stalinist bureaucracy was above all directed against the working class that had risen in revolt against its policies of capitalist restoration.

South Front (2019-06-07). Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2019-06-07). Profits àºber Alles! American Corporations and Hitler. globalresearch.ca 75 years ago, the D-Day 2019 commemoration of the US-led invasion of Normandy. | "World War II is widely celebrated as a "crusade" in which the US fought unreservedly on the side of democracy, freedom, and justice against dictatorship." | While America …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Russia: Putin Promises China-Friendly Investment Climate. telesurenglish.net Russia is interested in a greater presence of Chinese companies in its market, said President Vladimir Putin at the Second Russian-Chinese Energy Forum being held at the Saint Petersburgh International Economic Forum (SPIEF). | RELATED: | Huawei To Help Russia Get 5G Network | "We highly value the willingness of Chinese entrepreneurs to work with us and we are naturally interested in expanding the presence of Chinese companies in the Russian market," Putin said Friday at the forum. | His government fos…

William A. Nitze (2019-06-07). The Trump Administration's Intended Withdrawal From the INF Treaty Threatens National Security. thenation.com The Trump Administration's Intended Withdrawal From the INF Treaty Threatens National Security…

Tyler Durden (2019-06-07). Caught on Video: US and Russian Warships Almost Collide in Philippine Sea. theantimedia.com (ZH) — According to Reuters, the US Navy said a Russian destroyer almost collided with one of its warships early Friday morning in the Philippine Sea and denounced the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional." "While operating in the Philippine Sea, a Russian Destroyer Udaloy IDD 572 made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville," US Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton …

Ron Jacobs (2019-06-07). Free the Seattle 7! A Persecution From the Past. counterpunch.org The radical antiracist and antiwar movements of the 1960s were often the object of severe repression. Besides the attacks on protesters and the attempts to destroy their media outlets by the state and vigilantes who worked for the state, there were the prosecutions of the movement's luminaries and leaders. Some of those prosecutions are well-documented: More

WSWS (2019-06-07). The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the rising threat of imperialist war. wsws.org Behind the speeches delivered Thursday—as with D-Day itself—lay the calculations of politicians seeking to further the imperialist interests of their respective countries.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-07). 'Class of 0000' Campaign Denounces 'Cowardly' Censorship of Student Call for Climate Action. commondreams.org More than 350 students across the U.S. have signed up to use their graduation speeches as a call to action directed at lawmakers and older generations, demanding they do everything in their power to solve the climate crisis and protect the planet—but many students are facing censorship as they try to get their message out. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

splcenter (2019-06-07). SPLC Action Fund: Louisiana criminal justice reform bills a good start, but more work remains. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law this week that will improve transparency in police activities and save taxpayer money by eliminating lengthy sentences that are not warranted.

WSWS (2019-06-07). IMF warns of growing trade war. wsws.org Trump's threat to use tariffs against Mexico over immigration has sent a shock wave through the international trading system because it makes clear the US is prepared to use economic and trade warfare measures to pursue all of its policy objectives.

Mike Head (2019-06-07). The Global War on Journalism. globalresearch.ca Australian Federal Police officers raided two separate news offices within 24 hours this week, in a chilling and blatant attack on the freedom of the press, aimed at intimidating journalists who report on government misconduct and war crimes. | On Wednesday, …

Jordan Riefe (2019-06-07). Searching for San Francisco's Lost Heart. truthdig.com It comes as little surprise that " The Last Black Man in San Francisco" took special jury and directing awards at January's Sundance Film Festival. The new movie, opening Friday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a love letter to the city by the bay by lifelong resident Joe Talbot, and a stunning debut by the first-time director. Based on first-time actor Jimmie Fails' true story, this nuanced and poetic look at gentrification is told through the eyes of two people who dwell on the margins of the cit…

Matt Gertz (2019-06-07). Fox rewards Laura Ingraham's unethical, immoral behavior with a presidential interview. nationofchange.org The appearance again demonstrates both the manner in which Fox's propagandists have been integrated into the White House's operations and how the network's hosts operate without ethical and moral standards.

Staff (2019-06-07). Free Traders No More? GOP Warms Up to Trump's Use of Tariffs. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump threatening to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. | Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention in free trade. But many Republicans, unwilling to buck Trump, are prepared to follow the president's lead and support 5% tariffs on Mexico in his dispute over illegal immigration. | It's a crossroads for the GOP as the White House is taking the party in a…

Staff (2019-06-07). Bowe Bergdahl's Story Lays Bare the Tragedy of Our Forever Wars. truthdig.com The soldier's ordeal, the authors of a new book contend, offers a glimpse into the dysfunctional, unending prosecution of the longest U.S. war.

Staff (2019-06-07). The Wall Street Journal's Disgraceful Defense of Gina Haspel. truthdig.com A Wall Street Journal report ( 5/25/19) by Warren Strobel whitewashed CIA Director Gina Haspel's career and put a positive spin on the CIA's insulation from public accountability with its turn towards its greatest opacity "in decades." | While one might expect CIA officials to support greater secrecy around the organization, it's odd that ostensibly independent journalists—with a mission to hold official organizations accountable by informing the public—would treat less inf…

Elise Gould (2019-06-07). Pace of slowdown in employment growth is troubling. peoplesworld.org This morning's jobs report showed the economy added 75,000 jobs in May. As the country marks its longest expansion in history, May's number is significantly less than April's growth of 224,000. Downward revisions to March and April, meanwhile, subtracted 75,000 jobs from the total gains. This is a noticeable slowdown from the pace we've experienced …

WSWS (2019-06-07). Rocketman (Elton John) and Pavarotti, about the operatic tenor: Two lives in music. wsws.org Rocketman is a generally entertaining, fantastical tribute to the music of Elton John, one of the world's most popular musical artists. Ron Howard has made a documentary about legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). Chinese Students Might be the "Trade War's" First Civilian Causalities. globalresearch.ca The escalating "trade war" between the US and China is reportedly causing some in Washington to consider imposing legal restrictions on Chinese students in the interests of national security, which shows that all the trade talk was really just a …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Facebook Removes Its Apps From Huawei Phones. telesurenglish.net Facebook Inc. is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, another repercussion of the decision by the U.S to ban the Chinese tech giant's parts and software from being purchased by U.S. companies. | RELATED | Huawei Files Motion Declaring US Defense Act Unconstitutional | Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates, Facebook told Reuters. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, Wh…

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-07). Dallas School Stops Valedictorian's Graduation Speech After She Mentions Trayvon Martin And Tamir Rice. blackstarnews.com Valedictorian Rooha Haghar's graduation speech was stopped when she mentioned Trayvon Martin's name… | During her graduation speech, valedictorian Rooha Haghar's mic was muted by officials, at Dallas' Emmett J. Conrad High School—once she uttered the names: Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. | Haghar said she was warned beforehand not to put their names in her speech. | School officials deny they muted Haghar's mic. According to Haghar, they claim they just experienced "a technical difficulty." Somehow, this, coincidentally, happened right after she invoked the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice…

Evgeniy Spitsyn (2019-06-07). History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany. globalresearch.ca John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). It's Not a US-India "Trade War": Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal. globalresearch.ca Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump's termination of India's membership in the "Generalized System of Preferences" and New Delhi's decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American "trade war", but …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-07). Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest. counterpunch.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 More

Mark Weisbrot (2019-06-07). Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis. commondreams.org Washington's nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-06-07). For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid. mintpressnews.com For the fourth consecutive year, Eid al-Fitr has done little to bring quiet to Yemen's war-weary residents. In Hodeida, airstrikes have been replaced with a new norm: snipers, artillery shells, and missiles.

Rebecca Gordon (2019-06-07). The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon. thenation.com The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-07). For 'Challenging Us All to Confront the Realities of the Climate Crisis,' Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Movement Win Amnesty's Top Human Rights Award. commondreams.org "This is not my award, this is everyone's award. It is amazing to see the recognition we are getting and know that we are fighting for something that is having an impact," said Thunberg | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Dan Bacher (2019-06-07). California's Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Dominates Public Discourse to Manipulate and Deceive. counterpunch.org This article is based on an Earth Day week presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College in Hayward on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. On Earth Day 2019, fifteen activists from the Extinction Rebellion carrying brightly colored signs and banners gathered at 12th and L Streets More

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-07). As Study Shows Methane Emissions 'Vastly Underestimated,' Warnings That US Fracked Gas Export Bonanza Imperils Planetary Stability. commondreams.org After a frightening study from last week showed that industrial methane emissions have been "vastly underestimated," a new projection Friday that the United States is on track to become the world's leading exporter of liquefied natural gas within five years provoked warnings that the American fracking boom could "end hope for climate stability." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrew Emett (2019-06-07). Mother awarded $1.1M after deputy shot and stomped her son on video. nationofchange.org "No amount of money can compensate for the loss of Connor, but it does show a recognition on the part of the county of its obligation."

Francis T. Parker (2019-06-07). Queens, N.Y. Pride. workers.org During Queens Pride, Workers World Party members joined in the #TGNCSilentWalk commemorating the lives of Dana Martin, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Jazzaline Ware, Muhlaysia Booker and Tamika Washington, all trans women of color murdered in the U.S. in 2019. The contingent also honored Johana Medina Leon, trans asylum seeker from . . . | Continue reading Queens, N.Y. Pride at Workers.org

Reese Erlich (2019-06-07). Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow. thenation.com Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow…

Brian Cloughley (2019-06-07). Britain in Crisis and Going Further Downhill. counterpunch.org No, Britain's crisis isn't the result of Trump's recent and highly unpopular visit to that haywire country (with Newsweek reporting that "only 21 percent of U.K. residents had a positive opinion of Trump, compared to Obama, who had a staggering 72 percent favorable rating"). The crisis was avoidable and entirely self-made. It involves the feverish desire of many More

Dennis Etler (2019-06-07). Getting China Wrong, Again. counterpunch.org The influential Council on Foreign Relations has released a remarkable special report by long-time diplomat Robert Blackwill entitled "Trump's Foreign Policies are Better Than They Seem." The report singles out Trump for praise because he identified China as a threat to the United States in economic, military, and cultural terms and criticized previous presidents for More

Diana Block (2019-06-07). Teaching Palestine in South Africa. counterpunch.org Reaffirming Internationalism in the Twenty-first Century In March 2019 I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a conference — Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice. The conference was co-sponsored by the AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies) program of San Francisco State University (SFSU), AMEC (Afro-Middle East Centre) in More

Isabel Marlens (2019-06-07). The Farms of the Future. counterpunch.org Hou Xueying, a mother from Shanghai, was tired of food safety scares and of a city life disconnected from the land. So she moved her family to the country to learn about sustainable farming. Her parents disapproved; they had struggled to give her a comfortable life in the city — they could not understand why More

Nick Pemberton (2019-06-07). Mom and Pop(ulation). counterpunch.org As wealth consolidates and faith in all things fades, the religious right only grows more fantastical, punitive and apocalyptic. Indeed, their new mascot is not the poor and persecuted Palestinian Jesus Christ but a billionaire celebrity from New York who would only believe in God if he saw him in the mirror. For many people More

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

Chris Wright (2019-06-07). The Jacobin Vision of Social Democracy Won't Save Us. counterpunch.org The title of Bhaskar Sunkara's new book is both bold and smart, from a marketing perspective at least. It's eye-catching in its reference to The Communist Manifesto. I'm actually a little surprised that apparently no previous book has had that title, since it seems so obvious. The reason may be that other writers have been More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-07). Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction. counterpunch.org The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the 'International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict', which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law More

Andrew Levine (2019-06-07). Democrats Get Ready. counterpunch.org The 2020 election, now a "mere" seventeen months away, has been sucking up political oxygen for months. Remember that the next time anyone questions "American exceptionalism"! That our electoral seasons grind on for so long is only one of many reasons why our political culture, like our gun culture, is off the charts exceptional — More

Gary Leupp (2019-06-07). Joe Biden, Opportunist, Insincere Catholic. counterpunch.org What does it mean, that Joe Biden has suddenly reversed himself on the Hyde Amendment? For MSNBC's Donny Deutsch, a branding and marketing professional, former chairman of an advertising firm, host of MSNBC's "Saturday Night Politics" talk show, and outspoken opponent of Bernie Sanders (and any hint of any "socialism" in U.S. politics, as "toxic" More

David Rosen (2019-06-07). Taking on the FCC: Unraveling a $500 Billion Rip-Off. counterpunch.org On May 20th, a group known as the Irregulators submitted legal briefs to the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, seeking standing to appeal a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision that, in effect, has facilitated one of the largest accounting scandals in American history. The petitioners are accusing the FCC of allowing the nation's telecommunications companies More

Rob Urie (2019-06-07). Electoral Politics Versus Democracy. counterpunch.org Party Politics for Party People American Party politics would be a complete farce if the consequences weren't so grave. Were either of the dominant Parties to achieve 100% consensus on any issue, it would represent the views of about 18%* of eligible voters. And while a diversity of views would represent social vitality in a More

Chandra Muzaffar (2019-06-07). Tightening the Noose on Cuba. counterpunch.org On the 2ndof May 2019, the Trump Administration decided to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act. Title 111 authorises US nationals with claims to confiscated properties in Cuba to file suits in US courts against persons that may be "trafficking "in that property. Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act has not been enforced before More

2019-06-08: Social Media Postees

Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
The US was Soviet Russia's junior partner in the battle to defeat Nazi Germany. History taught US students otherwise. So do US presidents, Trump no exception. | In Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the Normandy American Cemetery, commemorating the 75th D-Day anniversary, launching the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-reinvents-ww-ii-history-honoring-us-vets-talking-peace-waging-war/5679921

US-backed Saudi regime tortures dissidents on eve of threatened beheadings
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reopens-Border-After-Humanitarian-Aid-Failure-20190608-0003.html

FAA's Boeing-Biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
The Boeing-driven FAA is rushing to unground the notorious prone-to-stall Boeing 737 MAX (that killed 346 innocents in two crashes) before several official investigations are completed. Troubling revelations might keep these planes grounded worldwide.
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/08/faas-boeing-biased-officials-recuse-yourselves-or-resign?cd-origin=rss

Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-08
By whitewashing the role of the Idlib mercenaries and extremist groups, the Western press acts as de facto protection racketeers for the very forces exploiting civilians as human shields in Idlib and preventing their exodus via the Russian/Syrian-established humanitarian corridors.
mintpressnews.com/sky-news-western-media-failed-syria-idlib/259091/

To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a "Soft Coup"? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism. In all major regions of the World, the Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration and struggle…
globalresearch.ca/to-the-people-of-cuba-the-co-optation-of-cuban-intellectuals-is-washington-preparing-a-soft-coup/5557714

Trump Administration Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It's Fighting White Supremacist Terror
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-06-08
White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the "alt-right" march during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. | a death threat she and fellow Muslim representative Ilhan Omar had received in the mail. "A good Muslim is a dead one," the letter had read. The hearing, called "Confronting White Supremacy: Adequacy of the Federal Response," featured the FBI's Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity. Tlaib wondered why t…
theintercept.com/2019/06/08/white-supremacist-domestic-terrorism-fbi-justice/

Wear Orange to Raise Awareness for Gun Violence
Vanessa Mbonu | naacp.org | 2019-06-08
June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. On average, 100 Americans are killed with guns each day, and many of the victims are young and Black. Hadiya Pendleton was one of these victims. At the age of 15, she was shot and killed. To honor her and speak up for gun safety, her friends wore orange–and now so …
naacp.org/latest/wear-orange-day/

The Pentagon's "Pacific Bellicosity" Is Threatening Both Russia and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
The Russian military claimed that the U.S.' guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville suddenly changed course early Friday morning while on a patrol in the East China Sea and almost collided with the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer that was passing through these waters at …
globalresearch.ca/pentagons-pacific-bellicosity-starting-endanger-russia/5679971

What is so rare as a — fake news — day in June? *
Frank Scott | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-08
While the continued mental assault on what is left of public consciousness still features the idiot fiction of Russiagate, or how the evil Putin arranged to trash our great American democracy and defeat holy mother Hillary on behalf of cursed father Donald, the month of June offered not one but two major fictional treatments of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/what-is-so-rare-as-a-fake-news-day-in-june/

US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Philippine Sea
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
In an encounter coinciding with a visit to Russia by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a US warship nearly collided with a Russian destroyer on Friday in the Philippine Sea.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

US defense secretary unveils plans to phase Turkey out of F-35 program
rt.com | 2019-06-08
The acting head of the Pentagon has sent a letter to the Turkish defense minister, detailing the US plan to exclude Ankara from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program over its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems. | …
rt.com/usa/461355-f-35-turkey-suspension-plan/

America's "Golden Age" Might Lead to "Energy Colonialism"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Igor Sechin, the CEO of Rosneft and one of the most powerful people in Russia, isn't jumping on the Alt-Media bandwagon of speculating about America's supposedly imminent demise but is instead warning that it might actually be about to …
globalresearch.ca/russia-warned-americas-golden-age-might-lead-energy-colonialism/5679966

As Trump Signals Support for Israel's Proposed West Bank Annexation, Lawmakers and Rights Advocates Condemn Plan to Commit 'War Crime'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
A top Trump administration signaled Saturday that the U.S. would welcome Israel's reported plan to break international law by annexing parts of the West Bank, angering advocates for Palestinian rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/08/trump-signals-support-israels-proposed-west-bank-annexation-lawmakers-and-rights?cd-origin=rss

Der lange Arm der Bilderberg Gruppe
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Zur diesjà§hrigen Sitzung der Bilderberggruppe, die vom 30. Mai bis 2. Juni in Montreux in der Schweiz stattfand, waren drei Italiener eingeladen. Es waren mit Lili Gruber, der Moderatorin des Fernsehsenders La7, eine weitere Journalistin, der stà§ndige Moderator der …
globalresearch.ca/der-lange-arm-der-bilderberg-gruppe/5679999

Italy's M5S 'Minibot' Proposal Illegal: Economy Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Italy's Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria warned Saturday that creating a kind of parallel currency to pay public debt would be illegal and useless. | RELATED: | EU Could Fine Italy US$3.9 Billion Over Heavy National Debt | "It would be illegal and useless for Italy to issue bonds to pay its suppliers because that would violate the rules of the European currency and also add more debt to the existing one," said Tria during the Group 20 (G20) ministerial meeting being held in Fukuok…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italys-M5S-Minibot-Proposal-Illegal-Economy-Minister-20190608-0002.html

Alberta's UCP government attacks workers, rewards business with tax cuts
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The path to power for Alberta's new hard-right government was paved by the previous trade union-backed NDP administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Australian police chief links media raids to US-led "Five Eyes" spy network
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
Gaughan's statement points to the targeting of journalists in order to cover up Washington's preparations for wars and mass political surveillance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama….
globalresearch.ca/militants-use-turkish-weapons-equipment-hama-advance/5679963

Social Democrats return to government in Denmark with xenophobic programme
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The Social Democrats want to limit immigration from non-Western states and set up reception centres for asylum seekers outside the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Why Do We Think We Own the Earth?
Lesley Docksey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
We are now in climate crisis. Almost every week another major scientific study hits the news, telling us we are losing this, destroying that and completely obliterating the other; whole ecological systems under threat while those with the power to …
globalresearch.ca/why-do-we-think-we-own-earth/5679981

Internet Free Speech All but Dead
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
The Internet was originally promoted as a completely free and uncensored mechanism for people everywhere to exchange views and communicate, but it has been observed by many users that that is not really true anymore. Both governments and the service …
globalresearch.ca/internet-free-speech-dead/5679984

USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Firs published by February 15, 2015 on Washington Blog and Global Research | Fifty two years, on June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it. | After checking the Liberty out …
globalresearch.ca/uss-liberty-1967-israel-murdered-u-s-sailors-and-tried-to-sink-their-ship-a-failed-false-flag-attack-against-the-u-s/5430981

Tightening the Noose on Cuba
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
On the 2nd of May 2019, the Trump Administration decided to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act. Title 111 authorises US nationals with claims to confiscated properties in Cuba to file suits in US courts against persons that …
globalresearch.ca/tightening-noose-cuba/5679976

New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans
Aaron Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
America is commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Israeli attack on USS Liberty. | This article was first published on November 14, 2014 | Fresh evidence presented in an exclusive Al Jazeera investigation into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that …
globalresearch.ca/new-evidence-proves-israel-attacked-uss-liberty-with-orders-to-kill-294-americans/5413807

Far-right Alternative for Germany wins European election in eastern Germany
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
Voters in eastern Germany showed their strong opposition to the established political parties in the European elections held May 26.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Students at Dresden School of Art protest against the far-right AfD
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The trigger for the protests was the candidacy of library director Barbara Lenk for the AfD in a local election…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
As part of a national day of action on June 6, 2019 members of AFGE Local 1216, veterans and the Veterans for Peace rallied and spoke out about the privatization of the Veterans healthcare system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/18823780.php

Don't Call Latest Abortion Bans 'Heartbeat Bills,' Doctors Say
Julia Conley | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
Doctors warn of medically inaccurate right-wing talking points. | Via Common Dreams under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. | Photo of No Bans Demonstration in Palo Alto by Stephanie Stilwell, Stilwell Photography.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/18823763.php

Seychelles president meets Irish counterpart in Dublin
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
Seychellois President Danny Faure on Saturday met with his Irish counterpart Michael D.Higgins in Dublin, as part of his visit to Ireland. | The two leaders held bilateral talks, touching on economic ties, cultural relations, climate change, maritime security among others. | President Higgins lauded President Faure for his recent keynote address on ocean protection and for being nominated, along with former President James Michel, for the National Geographic Planetary Leadership award. | On his part, the Seychellois president thanked his counterpart for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation, and…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/seychelles-president-meets-irish-counterpart-in-dublin/

Niger, Tunisia elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
Representatives of the newly elected five non-permanent members of UN Security Council (L to R: Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Niger's Minister of Foreign Affairs Kalla Ankourao, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung) pose for a group photo at the council chamber of the UN headquarters in New York, June 7, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) | UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) — The UN General Assembly on Friday elected Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/niger-tunisia-elected-non-permanent-members-of-un-security-council/

An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Two days ago the US celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day with accolades to the armed forces and thanks to surviving veterans. The country stood strongly with the military. But today two days later is the 52 anniversary of a …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-double-feature-52nd-anniversary-israels-attack-uss-liberty/5679969

86 displaced South Sudanese return home following peace deal
Christine Maema | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
The group comprising of 86 women and children at the UN's air terminal ready to return to their homes (UNMISS) | Thousands of families who were displaced after a civil war broke out in South Sudan finally returned home to rebuild their lives after leaving a special protection site at the United Nations base in Wau. | The families were in the protection site in the capital of South Sudan for almost six years after seeking sanctuary from the violent conflict that erupted during the outbreak of civil war. Some of the children were even born in the camp and have never experienced life outside. | With a reduction in v…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/86-displaced-south-sudanese-return-home-following-peace-deal/

Nigerians call for redefining of broadcasting laws as media station gets shut down
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
Nigerians have called for the redefining of laws guiding local media following the recent suspension of the operating license of a popular broadcast station in the country. | The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Thursday halted the operation of Daar Communications, owner of the African Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM and Faaji FM, for allegedly violating broadcast rules in some aired programs. | The station was accused of airing "hate speech, divisive and inciting comments," breaching the provisions of the NBC's code and had been summoned in the last two years, the director-general of the Nige…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/nigerians-call-for-redefining-of-broadcasting-laws-as-media-station-gets-shut-down/

When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Journalists did not appreciate the implications for themselves of the contrived and false indictment of Julian Assange by a corrupt US government. It was obvious to a few of us that the indictment by the US government, a government constrained …
globalresearch.ca/when-journalists-ganged-up-assange-they-ganged-up-themselves/5679909

#WearOrange: National Events Weekend Against Gun Violence 2019
WearOrange.org, Everytown for Gun Safety | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
Various peaceful events around the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout California, and nationwide…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823753.php

President Signs Disaster Aid Package with Billions in Relief For Puerto Rico
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
President Trump signed a disaster relief bill Thursday that will provide of $1 billion in aid to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/18823776.php

US military airstrike kills one militant in Somalia
David Ochieng Mbewa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
A military drone. (Getty Images) | The United States military said it killed a militant in an airstrike near Tortoroow in Somalia. | The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said no civilians were killed or injured in the latest airstrike but it would release more details as appropriate as a post-strike analysis continues. | The airstrike, which took place on Wednesday, is the first in the area in about a month. | On May 5, three al-Shabaab terrorists were killed by an airstrike in defense of Somali security forces. The security forces were engaged by Al-Shabaab militants during an operation to disrupt the terrorist net…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/us-military-airstrike-kills-one-militant-in-somalia/

10-man Mali fall to Italy in U-20 World Cup quarterfinals
David Ochieng Mbewa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
Mali striker Ibrahima Kone reacts after scoring an own goal in his side's quarterfinal game against Italy at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup at the Tychy STadium in Tychy, Poland. (Photo credits: FIFA) | Mali was eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup following a 4-2 loss to Italy on Friday at the Tychy City Stadium in Tychy, Poland. | The Malians fell behind to a bizarre Ibrahima Kone own goal after 12 minutes and things got worse nine minutes later when Ousmane Diakite was sent off for a dangerous foul on Italian midfielder Luca Pelligrini. | Mali leveled the match on 38 minutes through Sekou Koita after a bri…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/08/10-man-mali-fall-to-italy-in-u-20-world-cup-quarterfinals/

Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/julian-assange-and-the-increasing-threat-to-freedom-of-the-press/

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Warns Julian Assange Could Die in Prison
Kevin Reed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
In a June 1 interview with ABC Radio Adelaide, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer warned that Julian Assange could die in prison if his persecution is not stopped immediately. | Last week, Melzer issued a scathing denunciation of Assange's …
globalresearch.ca/un-special-rapporteur-torture-warns-julian-assange-could-die-prison/5679903

WikiLeaks warns US Justice Department preparing more charges against Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
The threat of new charges against the persecuted journalist, already facing 170 years in prison, comes amid fresh fears about his health after his father reported a "short notice" medical appointment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-07
With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the US is waging a full-bore war against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Back in 1998, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/venezuelas-bolivarian-revolution-in-the-crosshairs-of-us-imperialism/

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the US is waging a full-bore war against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Back in 1998,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/venezuelas-bolivarian-revolution-in-the-crosshairs-of-us-imperialism/

Daily Kos aims for 100K names on anti-Iran War petition to Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
OAKLAND, Calif.–Daily Kos, a top group blog and Internet forum for grassroots activism, is aiming for 100,000 signatures on a petition to Congress against President Trump's threatened war on Iran. The group will deliver its petitions on June 10. "Let's storm the gates 100,000 strong!" originators Paul Hogarth and Erin Tulley of the Oakland, Calif.-based …
peoplesworld.org/article/daily-kos-aims-for-100k-names-on-anti-iran-war-petition-to-congress/

Santrich Goes Free While Peace in Colombia Still Held Hostage
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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 turmoil in Colombia stemming from the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/santrich-goes-free-while-peace-in-colombia-still-held-hostage/

Colombia: Top Prosecutor Says Sinaloa Cartel Present in Country
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Colombia's highest prosecutor and oversight official, Carlos Negret denounced the presence of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel in southern Colombia, in the department of Caqueta, one of the areas most affected by armed violence for decades. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | "I am worried about extortion, ill…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Top-Prosecutor-Says-Sinaloa-Cartel-Present-in-Country-20190607-0005.html

James Jackson: Communist leader and pioneer fighter for civil rights
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
James E. Jackson Jr., (1914-2007), a leader of the Communist Party USA for many years, began his eventful life in political action at age 16 and he remained an unwavering fighter for equality, democracy, world peace, and socialism all his days. Not the least of Jackson's achievements was his role in the early 1960s as …
peoplesworld.org/article/james-jackson-communist-leader-and-pioneer-fighter-for-civil-rights/

Colombia: Duque Ratifies Special Jurisdiction for Peace Law
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Colombian President Ivan Duque signed his approval on the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) legislation on Thursday after years of debate and trepidation. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | Approved as part of Colombia's Peace Agreement in 2016 and negotiated by the administration of former President Juan Manuel Santos, the JEP was monumental in ending half a century of violence between right-wing paramilitary groups and the countr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Duque-Ratifies-Special-Jurisdiction-for-Peace-Law-20190607-0016.html

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-07
Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14527

Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.
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Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.
fightbacknews.org/2019/6/6/day-six-arizona-migrant-aid-trial-sees-redfored-solidarity

Washington 'encouraged' by Mexican migrant clampdown, but will move ahead with tariff plan
rt.com | 2019-06-07
US officials are pleased with the Mexican government's recent moves to curb the flow of migrants through the country to the American border. However, negotiations are ongoing, and a tariff deadline still looms. | …
rt.com/usa/461318-mexico-immigration-tariffs-encouraged/

Overwhelmed immigration facilities already have 'egregious' safety violations — DHS
rt.com | 2019-06-07
The Department of Homeland Security found "egregious" health and safety violations last year, during inspections of overwhelmed immigration facilities where detainees live under squalid conditions without access to healthcare. | …
rt.com/usa/461344-dhs-egregious-violations-migrant-facilities/

Assemblyman Weprin, State Senator Liu, and Amnesty International Introduce Immigration Customs Oversight Bill
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-07
Assemblyman David Weprin, at the microphones, with immigration advocates seeking proper treatement of detained immigrants… | Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Queens) and Senator John C. Liu (D-Queens), with support from Amnesty International, have introduced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight Act, A 7853 / S 6107. The law's purpose is to ensure that immigrants detained in county jails in New York are held in accordance with legal detention standards and to limit the expansion of immigration detention facilities in New York unless approval can be gained from the legislature. | This action was s…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/p…

Warnings of More Deadly Attacks on Yemen as Trump Permits Raytheon to Manufacture 'High-Tech Bomb Parts' Inside Saudi Arabia
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
"If Saudi Arabia is able to develop an indigenous bomb-making capability, it will undermine U.S. leverage to prevent them from engaging in indiscriminate strikes of the kind it has carried out in Yemen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/warnings-more-deadly-attacks-yemen-trump-permits-raytheon-manufacture-high-tech-bomb?cd-origin=rss

Netfa Freeman on Cuba Sanctions, Reynard Loki on Indigenous Oil Victory
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-06-07
Media…
fair.org/home/nefta-freeman-on-cuba-sanctions-reynard-loki-on-indigenous-oil-victory/

Illinois Legalizes Cannabis
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
The late economist Milton Friedman's notion of capitalism and freedom is polar opposite to my own views. | We're however likeminded on the issue of illicit drugs and so-called US war on them, largely waged on Blacks and Latinos. They …
globalresearch.ca/illinois-legalizes-cannabis/5679853

Ten years since the Tiananmen Square massacre
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
The article confirms the essential analysis of the ICFI in 1989 that the terror unleashed by the Stalinist bureaucracy was above all directed against the working class that had risen in revolt against its policies of capitalist restoration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-russian-forces-pound-militants-greater-idlib/5679842

'Bravo… Now Do the Iraq War': After Hyde Reversal, 2020 Candidate Seth Moulton Reminds Biden of Other Position He May Want to Retract
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
Biden is the only 2020 presidential candidate who voted for the invasion of Iraq | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/bravo-now-do-iraq-war-after-hyde-reversal-2020-candidate-seth-moulton-reminds-biden?cd-origin=rss

Profits àºber Alles! American Corporations and Hitler
Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
75 years ago, the D-Day 2019 commemoration of the US-led invasion of Normandy. | "World War II is widely celebrated as a "crusade" in which the US fought unreservedly on the side of democracy, freedom, and justice against dictatorship." | While America …
globalresearch.ca/profits-ber-alles-american-corporations-and-hitler/4607

Caught on Video: US and Russian Warships Almost Collide in Philippine Sea
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-07
(ZH) — According to Reuters, the US Navy said a Russian destroyer almost collided with one of its warships early Friday morning in the Philippine Sea and denounced the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional." "While operating in the Philippine Sea, a Russian Destroyer Udaloy IDD 572 made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville," US Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton …

Caught on Video: US and Russian Warships Almost Collide in Philippine Sea

Russia: Putin Promises China-Friendly Investment Climate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Russia is interested in a greater presence of Chinese companies in its market, said President Vladimir Putin at the Second Russian-Chinese Energy Forum being held at the Saint Petersburgh International Economic Forum (SPIEF). | RELATED: | Huawei To Help Russia Get 5G Network | "We highly value the willingness of Chinese entrepreneurs to work with us and we are naturally interested in expanding the presence of Chinese companies in the Russian market," Putin said Friday at the forum. | His government fos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Putin-Promises-China-Friendly-Investment-Climate-20190607-0002.html

The Trump Administration's Intended Withdrawal From the INF Treaty Threatens National Security
William A. Nitze | thenation.com | 2019-06-07
The Trump Administration's Intended Withdrawal From the INF Treaty Threatens National Security…
thenation.com/article/trump-inf-treaty-russia-national-security/

Russia: Putin Promises China-Friendly Investment Climate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Russia is interested in a greater presence of Chinese companies in its market, said President Vladimir Putin at the Second Russian-Chinese Energy Forum being held at the Saint Petersburgh International Economic Forum (SPIEF). | RELATED: | Huawei To Help Russia Get 5G Network | "We highly value the willingness of Chinese entrepreneurs to work with us and we are naturally interested in expanding the presence of Chinese companies in the Russian market," Putin said Friday at the forum. | His government fos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Putin-Promises-China-Friendly-Investment-Climate-20190607-0002.html

For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-07
For the fourth consecutive year, Eid al-Fitr has done little to bring quiet to Yemen's war-weary residents. In Hodeida, airstrikes have been replaced with a new norm: snipers, artillery shells, and missiles.
mintpressnews.com/for-fourth-year-saudi-barrages-bring-death-and-loss-to-yemeni-families-on-eid/259079/

Rocketman (Elton John) and Pavarotti, about the operatic tenor: Two lives in music
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
Rocketman is a generally entertaining, fantastical tribute to the music of Elton John, one of the world's most popular musical artists. Ron Howard has made a documentary about legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

California's Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Dominates Public Discourse to Manipulate and Deceive
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
This article is based on an Earth Day week presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College in Hayward on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. On Earth Day 2019, fifteen activists from the Extinction Rebellion carrying brightly colored signs and banners gathered at 12th and L Streets…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/californias-biggest-secret-how-big-oil-dominates-public-discourse-to-manipulate-and-deceive/

SPLC Action Fund: Louisiana criminal justice reform bills a good start, but more work remains
splcenter.org | 2019-06-07
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law this week that will improve transparency in police activities and save taxpayer money by eliminating lengthy sentences that are not warranted.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/07/splc-action-fund-louisiana-criminal-justice-reform-bills-good-start-more-work-remains

Dallas School Stops Valedictorian's Graduation Speech After She Mentions Trayvon Martin And Tamir Rice
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-07
Valedictorian Rooha Haghar's graduation speech was stopped when she mentioned Trayvon Martin's name… | During her graduation speech, valedictorian Rooha Haghar's mic was muted by officials, at Dallas' Emmett J. Conrad High School–once she uttered the names: Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. | Haghar said she was warned beforehand not to put their names in her speech. | School officials deny they muted Haghar's mic. According to Haghar, they claim they just experienced "a technical difficulty." Somehow, this, coincidentally, happened right after she invoked the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice…
www.blackstarnews.com/education/…

The Wall Street Journal's Disgraceful Defense of Gina Haspel
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-07
A Wall Street Journal report ( 5/25/19) by Warren Strobel whitewashed CIA Director Gina Haspel's career and put a positive spin on the CIA's insulation from public accountability with its turn towards its greatest opacity "in decades." | While one might expect CIA officials to support greater secrecy around the organization, it's odd that ostensibly independent journalists–with a mission to hold official organizations accountable by informing the public–would treat less inf…
truthdig.com/articles/the-wall-street-journals-disgraceful-defense-of-gina-haspel/

Facebook Removes Its Apps From Huawei Phones
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Facebook Inc. is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, another repercussion of the decision by the U.S to ban the Chinese tech giant's parts and software from being purchased by U.S. companies. | RELATED | Huawei Files Motion Declaring US Defense Act Unconstitutional | Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates, Facebook told Reuters. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, Wh…
telesurenglish.net/news/Facebook-Removes-Its-Apps-From-Huawei-Phones-20190607-0013.html

40+ State and Local Prosecutors Say They Won't Enforce 'Unconscionable' Abortion Bans
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
Calling recent anti-choice laws in a number of states "unconscionable" and unconstitutional, more than three dozen state attorneys general and local prosecutors said Friday that they would not enforce the new legislation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/40-state-and-local-prosecutors-say-they-wont-enforce-unconscionable-abortion-bans?cd-origin=rss

Chinese Students Might be the "Trade War's" First Civilian Causalities
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
The escalating "trade war" between the US and China is reportedly causing some in Washington to consider imposing legal restrictions on Chinese students in the interests of national security, which shows that all the trade talk was really just a …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-students-might-be-the-trade-wars-first-civilian-causalities/5679788

Searching for San Francisco's Lost Heart
Jordan Riefe | truthdig.com | 2019-06-07
It comes as little surprise that " The Last Black Man in San Francisco" took special jury and directing awards at January's Sundance Film Festival. The new movie, opening Friday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a love letter to the city by the bay by lifelong resident Joe Talbot, and a stunning debut by the first-time director. Based on first-time actor Jimmie Fails' true story, this nuanced and poetic look at gentrification is told through the eyes of two people who dwell on the margins of the cit…
truthdig.com/articles/searching-for-san-franciscos-lost-heart/

IMF warns of growing trade war
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
Trump's threat to use tariffs against Mexico over immigration has sent a shock wave through the international trading system because it makes clear the US is prepared to use economic and trade warfare measures to pursue all of its policy objectives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2019-06-07
The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon…
thenation.com/article/the-war-crimes-trump-cant-pardon-iraq-torture-vietnam/

'Class of 0000' Campaign Denounces 'Cowardly' Censorship of Student Call for Climate Action
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
More than 350 students across the U.S. have signed up to use their graduation speeches as a call to action directed at lawmakers and older generations, demanding they do everything in their power to solve the climate crisis and protect the planet—but many students are facing censorship as they try to get their message out. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/class-0000-campaign-denounces-cowardly-censorship-student-call-climate-action?cd-origin=rss

Making Capitalism History
Faramarz Farbod | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
To perish or to radically transform the way we relate to one another and to nature, that is the question humanity has never had to face until now. The evidence backing the above assertion is strong and accumulating. Nevertheless, there remains a stubborn problem of awareness as many who understand the perils facing humanity fail…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/making-capitalism-history/

Pace of slowdown in employment growth is troubling
Elise Gould | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
This morning's jobs report showed the economy added 75,000 jobs in May. As the country marks its longest expansion in history, May's number is significantly less than April's growth of 224,000. Downward revisions to March and April, meanwhile, subtracted 75,000 jobs from the total gains. This is a noticeable slowdown from the pace we've experienced …
peoplesworld.org/article/pace-of-slowdown-in-employment-growth-is-troubling/

Mother awarded $1.1M after deputy shot and stomped her son on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
"No amount of money can compensate for the loss of Connor, but it does show a recognition on the part of the county of its obligation."
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/mother-awarded-1-1m-after-deputy-shot-and-stomped-her-son-on-video/

40+ State and Local Prosecutors Say They Won't Enforce 'Unconscionable' Abortion Bans
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
Calling recent anti-choice laws in a number of states "unconscionable" and unconstitutional, more than three dozen state attorneys general and local prosecutors said Friday that they would not enforce the new legislation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/40-state-and-local-prosecutors-say-they-wont-enforce-unconscionable-abortion-bans?cd-origin=rss

Facebook Removes Its Apps From Huawei Phones
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Facebook Inc. is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, another repercussion of the decision by the U.S to ban the Chinese tech giant's parts and software from being purchased by U.S. companies. | RELATED | Huawei Files Motion Declaring US Defense Act Unconstitutional | Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates, Facebook told Reuters. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, Wh…
telesurenglish.net/news/Facebook-Removes-Its-Apps-From-Huawei-Phones-20190607-0013.html

History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany
Evgeniy Spitsyn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.
globalresearch.ca/history-of-world-war-ii-americas-was-providing-military-aid-to-the-ussr-while-also-supporting-nazi-germany/5449378

Bowe Bergdahl's Story Lays Bare the Tragedy of Our Forever Wars
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-07
The soldier's ordeal, the authors of a new book contend, offers a glimpse into the dysfunctional, unending prosecution of the longest U.S. war.
truthdig.com/articles/bowe-bergdahls-story-lays-bare-the-tragedy-of-our-forever-wars/

As Study Shows Methane Emissions 'Vastly Underestimated,' Warnings That US Fracked Gas Export Bonanza Imperils Planetary Stability
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
After a frightening study from last week showed that industrial methane emissions have been "vastly underestimated," a new projection Friday that the United States is on track to become the world's leading exporter of liquefied natural gas within five years provoked warnings that the American fracking boom could "end hope for climate stability." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/study-shows-methane-emissions-vastly-underestimated-warnings-us-fracked-gas-export?cd-origin=rss

Fox rewards Laura Ingraham's unethical, immoral behavior with a presidential interview
Matt Gertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
The appearance again demonstrates both the manner in which Fox's propagandists have been integrated into the White House's operations and how the network's hosts operate without ethical and moral standards.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/fox-rewards-laura-ingrahams-unethical-immoral-behavior-with-a-presidential-interview/

For 'Challenging Us All to Confront the Realities of the Climate Crisis,' Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Movement Win Amnesty's Top Human Rights Award
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
"This is not my award, this is everyone's award. It is amazing to see the recognition we are getting and know that we are fighting for something that is having an impact," said Thunberg | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/challenging-us-all-confront-realities-climate-crisis-greta-thunberg-and-fridays?cd-origin=rss

Free Traders No More? GOP Warms Up to Trump's Use of Tariffs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-07
WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump threatening to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. | Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention in free trade. But many Republicans, unwilling to buck Trump, are prepared to follow the president's lead and support 5% tariffs on Mexico in his dispute over illegal immigration. | It's a crossroads for the GOP as the White House is taking the party in a…
truthdig.com/articles/free-traders-no-more-gop-warms-up-to-trumps-use-of-tariffs/

Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way
Danny Sjursen | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/duncanhunter-696×500.jpeg…

It's Not a US-India "Trade War": Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump's termination of India's membership in the "Generalized System of Preferences" and New Delhi's decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American "trade war", but …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-trade-war-india-us-just-trying-get-better-trade-deal/5679897

The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the rising threat of imperialist war
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
Behind the speeches delivered Thursday–as with D-Day itself–lay the calculations of politicians seeking to further the imperialist interests of their respective countries.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis
Mark Weisbrot | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
Washington's nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/07/tariffs-are-bad-response-imaginary-border-crisis?cd-origin=rss

Angst and Madness at the End of Empire
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
"Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war — and will not avoid affluent nations." — Jem Bendell, professor of sustainability leadership, University of Cumbria, UK…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/112236/

Free the Seattle 7! A Persecution From the Past
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
The radical antiracist and antiwar movements of the 1960s were often the object of severe repression. Besides the attacks on protesters and the attempts to destroy their media outlets by the state and vigilantes who worked for the state, there were the prosecutions of the movement's luminaries and leaders. Some of those prosecutions are well-documented:…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/free-the-seattle-7-a-persecution-from-the-past/

The Global War on Journalism
Mike Head | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Australian Federal Police officers raided two separate news offices within 24 hours this week, in a chilling and blatant attack on the freedom of the press, aimed at intimidating journalists who report on government misconduct and war crimes. | On Wednesday, …
globalresearch.ca/global-war-journalism/5679904

Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
"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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/warring-against-sources-the-australian-national-security-state-journalism-and-the-public-interest/

Queens, N.Y. Pride
Francis T. Parker | workers.org | 2019-06-07
During Queens Pride, Workers World Party members joined in the #TGNCSilentWalk commemorating the lives of Dana Martin, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Jazzaline Ware, Muhlaysia Booker and Tamika Washington, all trans women of color murdered in the U.S. in 2019. The contingent also honored Johana Medina Leon, trans asylum seeker from . . . | Continue reading Queens, N.Y. Pride at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/06/queens-n-y-pride/

Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow
Reese Erlich | thenation.com | 2019-06-07
Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow…
thenation.com/article/inf-trump-putin-pompeo-lavrov/