Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

2019-06-11: News Headlines

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

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

Roger D. Harris (2019-06-11). Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism. globalresearch.ca 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing. telesurenglish.net Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans. commondreams.org An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-11). In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain. commondreams.org Major corporations involved with commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya pledged in 2010 to end deforestation over the next decade—but instead of fulfilling that promise, a new Greenpeace International analysis found the companies are set to destroy at least 50 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Canada's 'Liberals' Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak, Express Support for Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Canada's embassy in Venezuela will—at the end of this month—close. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada's Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a …

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-11). Beijing's Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of "Rare Earths" globalresearch.ca Rare earths are essential to the production of high-tech and other products. China is the world's leading producer by far. See below. | According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), | "(r)are-earth elements (REE) are necessary components of more than 200 products …

Eds. (2019-06-11). U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants. mronline.org Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source

WSWS (2019-06-11). Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps. wsws.org The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.

Jesse Jackson (2019-06-11). Bring Troops Home and Send More Kids to College. commondreams.org Student debt—now at about $1.6 trillion—is greater than the amount owed to credit cards or in auto loans. (Photo: ©Arenacreative/Dreamstime.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-06-11). Forgiving Debt to Promote Environmental Healing. counterpunch.org The US economy is awash in debt. + As of the fourth quarter of 2018, household debt in the US totaled $13.54 trillion. The largest portion of this is mortgage debt, which totalled $9.12 trillion. [source] + As of March 2019, total credit card debt is $1.057 trillion, which is an average of $8,286 per More

RT (2019-06-11). Trump receives another 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim Jong-un. rt.com US President Donald Trump received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday and said he believes something "very positive" will come of nuclear talks with the country.

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-11). In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals" mintpressnews.com We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-11). Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star with the Voice of an Angel. globalresearch.ca If you've read the headlines about the death of "Syrian activist" Abdel Basset al-Sarout, you probably think he was a pretty cool guy. Headlines referring to him as a "Syrian footballer, singer and rebel" make him seem like he …

South Front (2019-06-11). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Up To 1,400 Nepali Citizens Killed Building World Cup Stadium. telesurenglish.net Up to 1,400 Nepali citizens have been killed during the construction of Qatar's new World Cup stadium, a government official told the Arab News Agency. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Invites Rival Qatar to Important Regional Meeting | "It is a fact that many Nepali workers have lost their lives in Qatar over the years," the spokesperson for the Nepali Ministry of Labor, Narayan Ragmi, told Arab News. "I don't have any information regarding the documentary right now, I am not in a…

RT (2019-06-11). House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report. rt.com House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association.

Gregory Glover (2019-06-11). News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York. truthdig.com Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.

WSWS (2019-06-11). Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report. wsws.org Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.

Claire Edwards (2019-06-11). Video: 5G Telecommunications Technology in Space: "This is All About Controlling People in 'Smart Cities'" globalresearch.ca Claire Edwards talked about 5G last February in Poland. | Now more than ever, it is necessary to know the advantages and disadvantages of the said technology. | First we are told that 5G in space will help mitigate global warming — …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). Turkey's "Military Multipolarity": US Ally and NATO Heavyweight to Purchase Russia's S-400 Air Defense System. globalresearch.ca The progress made on furthering the military dimension of Turkey's multipolar grand strategy might be irreversible by this point after the US suspended the country from the F-35 training program and increased the odds that it'll seek replacement warplanes from …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging "Psychological Warfare" on Xi. globalresearch.ca Trump just dramatically increased trade tensions between the US and China after publicly demanding that President Xi hold talks with him at the G20 otherwise he'll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is nothing less than …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-11). The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2019-06-11). Repeal the Espionage Act. globalresearch.ca World War I is the gift that just keeps on giving. Although the U.S. government's intervention into this senseless, immoral, and destructive war occurred 100 years ago, the adverse effects of the war continue to besiege our nation. Among the …

WSWS (2019-06-11). Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California. wsws.org After striking for 14 days, New Haven teachers were pressured heavily to vote for the union's sellout contract.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-11). Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel. mintpressnews.com While Sarout's open calls for genocide and sectarianism were totally whitewashed by the press, his case takes its place in a long tradition of deception regarding the proxy war.

Renee Parsons (2019-06-11). Global Warming Morphs into the Solar Minimum. globalresearch.ca Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia with the evolution of photosynthesis 3.2 billion years ago and has more complexities than this one essay can address; ergo, this article will explore CO2's historic contribution to …

RT (2019-06-11). 'You should be ashamed': Jon Stewart shreds members of Congress for skipping 9/11 victims hearing. rt.com Comedian and former talk show host Jon Stewart ripped lawmakers to pieces when many skipped out on a hearing on funding for victims of the September 11 attacks, calling the poor attendance a "stain" on Congress.

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-11). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming. dissidentvoice.org There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of …

WSWS (2019-06-11). Australia: Worst economic slowdown since global financial crisis. wsws.org US-China trade war fears are compounding the impact of falling house prices, plunging construction work and declining real wages.

John Steppling (2019-06-11). Imperialism and the Stupid Show. counterpunch.org "During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries: More

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-11). Scientists Warn Summer 'Dead Zone' in Gulf of Mexico Could Span 'Roughly the Size of Massachusetts'. commondreams.org U.S. scientists on Monday warned that because of runoff from human activities—such as urbanization and agriculture—this summer's "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to be one of the worst on record. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-06-11). 'There's no guarantee you get to stay in power': CNN's Acosta issues warning to 'conservative media'. rt.com CNN White House correspondent and professional Donald Trump antagonist Jim Acosta warned his "friends" in the conservative media that they could face the same treatment the liberal press now gets if the other side takes power. |

Prof Denis Rancourt (2019-06-11). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate and Doctrines of Consent. globalresearch.ca There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. | At the same time, …

RT (2019-06-11). They do agree on something! Bipartisan crackdown on US 'tax havens' pops up in Congress. rt.com Normally bitterly opposed Democrats and Republicans have joined forces to support bills cracking down on shell companies and internal tax havens such as Delaware, dubbed the "Switzerland of the US."

David Bromwich (2019-06-11). Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction. commondreams.org The issue that should dwarf everything in sight today is planetary climate destruction. It's happening in plain sight and all around us, and most of us clearly can't bear to think about it. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-11). Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What? counterpunch.org In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C). More

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-11). Canada's 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense. globalresearch.ca Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …

Gun Violence Archive (2019-06-11). America's "Gun Violence Archive". Data on Incidents and Casualties, Geographic Distribution. globalresearch.ca The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 2,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. | GVA is …

Lisa Henkes (2019-06-11). Radio Frequency Radiation (EMF) Threatens Plant and Animal Species with Extinction. globalresearch.ca "Despite widespread denial, the evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming." | But in a recent BBC article, they basically did just that: completely ignored the ridiculously large volume of evidence, which any 'respectable' …

Telesur (2019-06-11). Top Brazilian Judge Clears for Trial Lula's Request for Freedom. globalresearch.ca The Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge, Gilmar Mendes, cleared for trial on Monday the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, according to Brazilian media. | The habeas corpus (HC) was presented by Lula's defense …

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-11). The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell's 1984 Is No Longer Fiction. globalresearch.ca "You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."—George Orwell, 1984 | Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual

Physicians for Human Rights (2019-06-11). Asylum-Seeking Children from Central America Suffer Multi-Dimensional, Recurrent, Sustained Trauma. globalresearch.ca Since 2014, the number of children arriving at the U.S. border has risen dramatically, as unaccompanied children, adolescents, and young families have fled gang and other forms of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-11). Russia-Cina: il vertice che non fa notizia. globalresearch.ca I riflettori mediatici si sono focalizzati il 5 giugno sul presidente Trump e i leader europei della Nato che, nell'anniversario del D-Day, autocelebravano a Portsmouth ´la pace, libertà e democrazia assicurate in Europa ª impegnandosi a ´difenderle in qualsiasi momento siano …

Nathan Akehurst (2019-06-11). 'How Will I Feed My Son?': British Government Workers Fighting Back Against Poverty Pay. globalresearch.ca In the heart of one of the world's oldest and richest democracies, the staff keeping government offices functional are forced to turn to food banks because they cannot afford to eat. | Cleaners at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-11). The Various Shades of Black… and Green. globalresearch.ca The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story about an Italian American bouncer, from the famous Copacabana NYC nightclub, securing a temporary job as …

Tina Renier (2019-06-11). I Grew Up in Rural Jamaica. I Witnessed Abject Poverty. globalresearch.ca "Just as surely history is the product of those forces which seek to dominate in the name of glory or profit, equally is history the product of the forces of those who rebel" — Michael Manley, 1978 | As a critical …

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan (2019-06-11). The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation. globalresearch.ca Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 19th summit is scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June 2019. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China …

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-11). Canadian 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense. globalresearch.ca Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …

Michael Welch (2019-06-11). Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and 'Facing the Juggernaut'. globalresearch.ca The standard line is that the dominant powers in the world are democracies governed 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Yet, we see that the important decisions are made by a relative handful of global elites by …

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-11). How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. counterpunch.org "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If the state could use these laws not for their intended More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-11). Snubs, Bumps and Donald Trump in Britain. counterpunch.org He may not be popular in Britain, but he still has shavings of appeal. For a country that has time for Nigel Farage, pro-Brexit enthusiast and full-time hypocrite (he is a member of the European Parliament, the very same institution he detests), President Donald Trump will garner a gaggle of fans. One of them was More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-11). Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer. counterpunch.org Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means More

Julian Rose (2019-06-11). Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G. counterpunch.org In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electro magnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions. 5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists More

Whitney Webb (2019-06-11). How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel. mintpressnews.com Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.

WSWS (2019-06-11). Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger. wsws.org The merger plan announced on Sunday will create a colossal military contractor valued at $100 billion.

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government. wsws.org Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-11). Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo. commondreams.org "The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

plenglish (2019-06-11). Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.

Staff (2019-06-11). Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict. therealnews.com Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…

plenglish (2019-06-11). Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.

Louis Proyect (2019-06-11). The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019. counterpunch.org Now in its tenth year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the More

plenglish (2019-06-11). US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts. plenglish.com Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.

Louis Proyect (2019-06-11). The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019. counterpunch.org Now in its 30th year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the More

plenglish (2019-06-11). Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks. plenglish.com Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.

John Perry (2019-06-11). Here's Why the US Has No Right to Interfere in Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca It's been almost 200 years since the US declared that it would allow no more European colonies in the western hemisphere. A 100 years later this was twisted into a declaration that Latin America is exclusively the US's sphere of …

barry_h (2019-06-11). Tony Award for refugees rights musical. greenleft.org.au The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…

Staff (2019-06-11). Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology — RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8). therealnews.com Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Bharti Airtel to pay $26 million to Tanzania to settle dispute. cgtn.com India's Bharti Airtel has agreed to pay 60 billion shillings ($26 million) over five years and cancel debt to resolve a dispute over ownership of its Airtel Tanzania unit, the Tanzanian government said on Monday. | Tanzania's minister for foreign affairs and east Africa cooperation, Palamagamba Kabudi, announced the deal at a ceremony to receive a three-month batch of monthly payments worth 1 billion shillings each due from April this year. | Bharti Airtel also canceled $407 million of debt owed to it by Airtel Tanzania as part of the settlement, Kabudi said. | In 2017, the Indian company was drawn into a disput…

Dave Lindorff (2019-06-11). Forget Russiagate, Now it's US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain. counterpunch.org So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next More

Kenneth Surin (2019-06-11). "We're Going to Ibiza!" Austria's Coalition Government Falls. counterpunch.org I was in Austria for several days last week, attending a conference at the university in the Alpine town of Klagenfurt.Austria is probably one of the last places on earth one would expect to have a major political scandal, but the repercussions of one occurred during the time I was there. More

CP Editor (2019-06-11). A Far-Reaching System of Government Censorship. counterpunch.org

Doug Johnson (2019-06-11). As First 2020 Debate Looms, Most Democrats Are Still Persuadable. counterpunch.org Ahead of the first 2020 debates beginning in two weeks, a majority of Democratic voters are undecided or are open to changing their first choice. Twenty Democratic candidates will argue their case, with ten candidates each spread out over two nights in Miami June 26-27. Interest in the contest remains remarkably high while certainty around its outcome remains much lower than sometimes acknowledged. More

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-11). Injured Naby Keita confident of playing for Guinea at 2019 AFCON. cgtn.com Guinea's Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has declared he will be ready for his national side's Africa Cup of Nations duty in Egypt later this month. | The 24-nyear-old has been recovering from injury he sustained last month while on duty for the Merseyside club in the Champions League. | "Upon my arrival here, I am going to train with the team to see what's next. I like to assure the fans, my teammates and the coach that I should be ready for Guinea's first match<" keita said after linking up with his teammates. | "I am 100% motivated." | Guinea is pooled in Group B alongside Nigeria, Madagascar and Burundi.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-11). Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate. cgtn.com Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. | Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. | Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), but Ndume went against party orders to step down for Lawan, and was himself endorsed by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP). | All 107 senators participated in the Tuesday vote. | Lawan emerged victorious after garnering 79 votes, and was…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Kenya closes part of its border with Somalia. cgtn.com The Kenyan government says it closed part of its border with Somalia. | Kenya says the decision was reached as security operations against Al Shabaab militants in the area intensified. The country is also trying to crack down on human trafficking as well as the trafficking of contraband goods and drugs. | The closing affects the area of the border in Lamu county. Residents living in border villages have been prohibited from any cross-border trade. | This comes barely a week after fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border were outlawed. | The county officer says they are taking action by deployin…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Nigeria to publish results of corruption survey. cgtn.com The Nigerian government said Monday it will publish the findings of its ongoing survey on corruption in September. | The survey is the second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria this year. | It is designed to collect evidence-based information on forms of corruption, how corruption affects the daily life of Nigerian citizens as well as the type and frequency of corruption in the country. | The director said field workers had been deployed and the survey would be completed by the end of June. | "This survey is a large one. We have since moved away from analog to elec…

Christine Maema (2019-06-11). UN chief condemns Mali attack that left 95 dead. cgtn.com A traditional Dogon village in central Mali. (file 2013, UN Photo) | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack in central Mali that killed at least 95 civilians, his spokesman said. | According to a statement released by his spokesman,Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-General said he was "outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children", following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali. | He also "strongly" condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities "to investigate this tragedy". | He urged the Government and all actors to…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-11). Rwandan President Paul Kagame meets Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. cgtn.com Rwanda's President Paul Kagame arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday for an official two day visit, which he begun by gracing an anti-corruption conference alongside President Muhammadu Buhari. | The Rwandan leader called for a new approach in the fight against graft, urging for more participation from the public in the process. | "Corruption needs to be tackled from the top down. This is not only the fairest approach, it is also the most effective, because it empowers the public to join the fight and hold leaders accountable, through elections and other means," Kagame said in his speech at the National Democracy Day…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-10). Sudan: Chaos Unleashed. Color Revolution. globalresearch.ca The ongoing events in Sudan are a perfect example of the uncontrollable chaos that can be unleashed in society following a Color Revolution, with it now becoming almost impossible to predict how the latest crisis will be resolved, if ever….

Combined Sources (2019-06-10). General strike brings Sudan to standstill. peoplesworld.org KHARTOUM, Sudan—Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. Sudan has been rocked by political instability since protests started last November over the tripling of bread prices. …

WSWS (2019-06-10). Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org "Assange is a genius and a hero and if it wasn't for him, people around the world would not know about government war crimes and other illegal things that they have been doing."

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-10). Trump's Justice Department Preparing "Additional Indictment" Against Assange. Currently Facing 18 Spurious Charges. globalresearch.ca According to editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson: "[The Trump administration] is so desperate to build its case against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it is using a diagnosed sociopath, a convicted conman and sex criminal, who was exposed by …

Megan Giovannetti (2019-06-10). 'Battle-Proven:' Weapons Expo Shows One Way Israel Profits from Occupation. progressive.org Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry—often tested in Gaza or the West Bank—to war industry dealers from all over the world.

Thomas Hedges (2019-06-10). How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela. thegrayzone.com A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation…

Robert Fisk (2019-06-10). While the World Watches Trump, It's Missing What's Really Going On. counterpunch.org Our leaders know how to bang the war drums and, by and large, we go along with them. The US threatens Iran with war — so will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz and attack American warships in the Gulf? Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fall on Golan — so does an Arab-Israeli conflict More

Ilana Novick (2019-06-10). This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured. truthdig.com Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. In a May 8 speech from the White House, he said the agreement was "a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made." In other instances, he claimed that the agreement increased Iran's military budget, once in a tweet CNN c…

Staff (2019-06-10). Stern Words From Iran: U.S. Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany's top diplomat seeking to defuse tensions. | A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf. The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump's decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Trump also reinstated t…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of MEK. telesurenglish.net The pro-West Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is using a fake profile to push for their anti-Iran agenda according to a report. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | The organization is managing the social media profile of Hes…

Workers World staff (2019-06-10). Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day. workers.org New York City, May 31. Hundreds rallied in New York City's Times Square May 31 to mark International Day of Al-Quds, Arabic for Jerusalem. Launched in 1979 as one of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Quds Day is held internationally on the last Friday of . . . | Continue reading Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President. telesurenglish.net Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered. telesurenglish.net Three Indigenous leaders from Colombia's Awa community were killed in different sectors of the municipalities of Barbacoas and Tumaco over the past week. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | The leaders were receiving threats via WhatsApp while commemorating the 29th anniversary of the creation of the Indigenous…

2019-06-11: Social Media Postees

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

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

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger D. Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelas-bolivarian-revolution-crosshairs-us-imperialism/5680247

Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran
commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/11/pro-peace-coalition-delivers-petition-urging-congress-block-trumps-path-war-iran?cd-origin=rss

Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Will-Not-Allow-Iran-To-Have-Nuclear-Weapons-Netanyahu-20190611-0003.html

India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …
globalresearch.ca/indias-complying-american-sanctions-iran-keeps-begging-reconsider/5680236

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

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

Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nearly-100-People-Massacred-in-Central-Mali-19-missing-20190611-0001.html

Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/peace-word-west-has-taken-afghans?cd-origin=rss

In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
Major corporations involved with commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya pledged in 2010 to end deforestation over the next decade—but instead of fulfilling that promise, a new Greenpeace International analysis found the companies are set to destroy at least 50 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/just-one-decade-corporations-destroyed-50-million-hectares-forest-area-size-spain?cd-origin=rss

Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/ottawa-and-the-worst-of-the-venezuelan-opposition/

Canada's 'Liberals' Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak, Express Support for Regime Change in Venezuela
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Canada's embassy in Venezuela will–at the end of this month–close. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada's Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a …
globalresearch.ca/canadas-liberals-disturbing-imperial-streak/5680321

US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Plans-in-Venezuela-Have-Failed-Cuban-President-20190611-0004.html

Beijing's Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of "Rare Earths"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Rare earths are essential to the production of high-tech and other products. China is the world's leading producer by far. See below. | According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), |…
globalresearch.ca/china-reduces-exports-rare-earths/5680324

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/11/u-s-activist-faces-federal-charges-for-providing-aid-to-migrants/

Forgiving Debt to Promote Environmental Healing
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
The US economy is awash in debt. + As of the fourth quarter of 2018, household debt in the US totaled $13.54 trillion. The largest portion of this is mortgage debt, which totalled $9.12 trillion. [source] + As of March 2019, total credit card debt is $1.057 trillion, which is an average of $8,286 per…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/forgiving-debt-to-promote-environmental-healing/

Bring Troops Home and Send More Kids to College
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
Student debt—now at about $1.6 trillion—is greater than the amount owed to credit cards or in auto loans. (Photo: ©Arenacreative/Dreamstime.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/bring-troops-home-and-send-more-kids-college?cd-origin=rss

Trump receives another 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim Jong-un
rt.com | 2019-06-11
US President Donald Trump received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday and said he believes something "very positive" will come of nuclear talks with the country. | …
rt.com/usa/461631-trump-kim-beautiful-letter/

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …
globalresearch.ca/militants-suffer-large-casualties-clashes-northern-hama/5680223

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …
globalresearch.ca/militants-suffer-large-casualties-clashes-northern-hama/5680223

Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star with the Voice of an Angel
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
If you've read the headlines about the death of "Syrian activist" Abdel Basset al-Sarout, you probably think he was a pretty cool guy. Headlines referring to him as a "Syrian footballer, singer and rebel" make him seem like he …
globalresearch.ca/media-paints-jihadist-commander-who-pledged-allegiance-isis-soccer-star-voice-angel/5680292

In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals"
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hospitals-idlib-syria/259111/

Up To 1,400 Nepali Citizens Killed Building World Cup Stadium
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Up to 1,400 Nepali citizens have been killed during the construction of Qatar's new World Cup stadium, a government official told the Arab News Agency. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Invites Rival Qatar to Important Regional Meeting | "It is a fact that many Nepali workers have lost their lives in Qatar over the years," the spokesperson for the Nepali Ministry of Labor, Narayan Ragmi, told Arab News. "I don't have any information regarding the documentary right now, I am not in a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nepal-Estimates-Nearly-1400-Citizens-Killed-Building-World-Cup-Stadium-in-Qatar-20190611-0002.html

House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report
rt.com | 2019-06-11
House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association. | …
rt.com/usa/461562-house-democrats-watergate-trump-summoning/

News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York
Gregory Glover | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.
truthdig.com/articles/democrats-launch-mueller-education-blitz-but-big-media-cuts-class/

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Video: 5G Telecommunications Technology in Space: "This is All About Controlling People in 'Smart Cities'"
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Claire Edwards talked about 5G last February in Poland. | Now more than ever, it is necessary to know the advantages and disadvantages of the said technology. | First we are told that 5G in space will help mitigate global warming — …
globalresearch.ca/video-5g-telecommunications-technology-in-space-this-is-all-about-controlling-people-in-smart-cities/5680012

US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging "Psychological Warfare" on Xi
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Trump just dramatically increased trade tensions between the US and China after publicly demanding that President Xi hold talks with him at the G20 otherwise he'll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is nothing less than …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-waging-serious-psychological-warfare-xi/5680229

Turkey's "Military Multipolarity": US Ally and NATO Heavyweight to Purchase Russia's S-400 Air Defense System
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The progress made on furthering the military dimension of Turkey's multipolar grand strategy might be irreversible by this point after the US suspended the country from the F-35 training program and increased the odds that it'll seek replacement warplanes from …
globalresearch.ca/turkeys-military-multipolarity-irreversible/5680285

Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction
David Bromwich | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
The issue that should dwarf everything in sight today is planetary climate destruction. It's happening in plain sight and all around us, and most of us clearly can't bear to think about it. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/politics-usual-and-planetary-destruction?cd-origin=rss

Imperialism and the Stupid Show
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
"During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries:…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/imperialism-and-the-stupid-show/

The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…
truthdig.com/articles/the-generals-wont-save-us-from-the-next-war/

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate and Doctrines of Consent
Prof Denis Rancourt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. | At the same time, …
globalresearch.ca/dollar-hegemony-global-warming-globalization-glyphosate-doctrines-consent/5680238

Global Warming Morphs into the Solar Minimum
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia with the evolution of photosynthesis 3.2 billion years ago and has more complexities than this one essay can address; ergo, this article will explore CO2's historic contribution to …
globalresearch.ca/global-warming-morphs-solar-minimum/5680254

Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
While Sarout's open calls for genocide and sectarianism were totally whitewashed by the press, his case takes its place in a long tradition of deception regarding the proxy war.
mintpressnews.com/abdel-basset-al-sarout-isis/259130/

'There's no guarantee you get to stay in power': CNN's Acosta issues warning to 'conservative media'
rt.com | 2019-06-11
CNN White House correspondent and professional Donald Trump antagonist Jim Acosta warned his "friends" in the conservative media that they could face the same treatment the liberal press now gets if the other side takes power. | …
rt.com/usa/461624-acosta-trump-warning-conservative-media/

Scientists Warn Summer 'Dead Zone' in Gulf of Mexico Could Span 'Roughly the Size of Massachusetts'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
U.S. scientists on Monday warned that because of runoff from human activities—such as urbanization and agriculture—this summer's "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to be one of the worst on record. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/scientists-warn-summer-dead-zone-gulf-mexico-could-span-roughly-size-massachusetts?cd-origin=rss

'You should be ashamed': Jon Stewart shreds members of Congress for skipping 9/11 victims hearing
rt.com | 2019-06-11
Comedian and former talk show host Jon Stewart ripped lawmakers to pieces when many skipped out on a hearing on funding for victims of the September 11 attacks, calling the poor attendance a "stain" on Congress. | …
rt.com/usa/461640-jon-stewart-shreds-congressmen/

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/from-dollar-hegemony-to-global-warming/

Australia: Worst economic slowdown since global financial crisis
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
US-China trade war fears are compounding the impact of falling house prices, plunging construction work and declining real wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Imperialism and the Stupid Show
John Steppling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries: …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/imperialism-and-the-stupid-show/

Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
After striking for 14 days, New Haven teachers were pressured heavily to vote for the union's sellout contract.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Repeal the Espionage Act
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
World War I is the gift that just keeps on giving. Although the U.S. government's intervention into this senseless, immoral, and destructive war occurred 100 years ago, the adverse effects of the war continue to besiege our nation. Among the …
globalresearch.ca/repeal-espionage-act/5680301

They do agree on something! Bipartisan crackdown on US 'tax havens' pops up in Congress
rt.com | 2019-06-11
Normally bitterly opposed Democrats and Republicans have joined forces to support bills cracking down on shell companies and internal tax havens such as Delaware, dubbed the "Switzerland of the US." | …
rt.com/usa/461644-congress-tax-havens-crackdown/

Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What?
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C).
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/oil-population-temperature-what-causes-what/

Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and 'Facing the Juggernaut'
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The standard line is that the dominant powers in the world are democracies governed 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Yet, we see that the important decisions are made by a relative handful of global elites by …
globalresearch.ca/global-elites-crisis-of-humanity-and-facing-the-juggernaut/5680216

The Various Shades of Black… and Green
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story about an Italian American bouncer, from the famous Copacabana NYC nightclub, securing a temporary job as …
globalresearch.ca/various-shades-black-green/5680231

Top Brazilian Judge Clears for Trial Lula's Request for Freedom
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge, Gilmar Mendes, cleared for trial on Monday the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, according to Brazilian media. | The habeas corpus (HC) was presented by Lula's defense …
globalresearch.ca/top-brazilian-judge-clears-trial-lulas-request-freedom/5680310

Russia-Cina: il vertice che non fa notizia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
I riflettori mediatici si sono focalizzati il 5 giugno sul presidente Trump e i leader europei della Nato che, nell'anniversario del D-Day, autocelebravano a Portsmouth ´la pace, libertà e democrazia assicurate in Europa ª impegnandosi a ´difenderle in qualsiasi momento siano …
globalresearch.ca/russia-cina-il-vertice-che-non-fa-notizia/5680348

Canada's 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-srebrenica-genocide-denial-law/5680160

'How Will I Feed My Son?': British Government Workers Fighting Back Against Poverty Pay
Nathan Akehurst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
In the heart of one of the world's oldest and richest democracies, the staff keeping government offices functional are forced to turn to food banks because they cannot afford to eat. | Cleaners at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial …
globalresearch.ca/how-will-i-feed-my-son-government-workers-fighting-back-against-poverty-pay/5680306

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell's 1984 Is No Longer Fiction
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
"You had to live–did live, from habit that became instinct–in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."–George Orwell, 1984 | Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual …
globalresearch.ca/omnipresent-surveillance-state-orwells-1984-no-longer-fiction/5680227

Asylum-Seeking Children from Central America Suffer Multi-Dimensional, Recurrent, Sustained Trauma
Physicians for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Since 2014, the number of children arriving at the U.S. border has risen dramatically, as unaccompanied children, adolescents, and young families have fled gang and other forms of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. …
globalresearch.ca/asylum-seeking-children-northern-triangle-suffer-multi-dimensional-recurrent-sustained-trauma/5680317

America's "Gun Violence Archive". Data on Incidents and Casualties, Geographic Distribution
Gun Violence Archive | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 2,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. | GVA is …
globalresearch.ca/americas-gun-violence-archive-data-on-incidents-and-casualties-geographic-distribution/5680294

Radio Frequency Radiation (EMF) Threatens Plant and Animal Species with Extinction
Lisa Henkes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
"Despite widespread denial, the evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming." | But in a recent BBC article, they basically did just that: completely ignored the ridiculously large volume of evidence, which any 'respectable' …
globalresearch.ca/unspoken-truth-emfs-threaten-1-million-species-extinction/5680338

Canadian 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-srebrenica-genocide-denial-law/5680160

I Grew Up in Rural Jamaica. I Witnessed Abject Poverty
Tina Renier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
"Just as surely history is the product of those forces which seek to dominate in the name of glory or profit, equally is history the product of the forces of those who rebel" — Michael Manley, 1978 | As a critical …
globalresearch.ca/personal-always-political-situating-myself-labour-development-research/5680242

The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 19th summit is scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June 2019. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China …
globalresearch.ca/19th-sco-summit-expectations-high/5680233

The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 19th summit is scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June 2019. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China …
globalresearch.ca/19th-sco-summit-expectations-high/5680233

"We're Going to Ibiza!" Austria's Coalition Government Falls
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
I was in Austria for several days last week, attending a conference at the university in the Alpine town of Klagenfurt.Austria is probably one of the last places on earth one would expect to have a major political scandal, but the repercussions of one occurred during the time I was there.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/were-going-to-ibiza-austrias-coalition-government-falls/

How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/how-the-police-state-muzzles-our-right-to-speak-truth-to-power/

"We're Going to Ibiza!" Austria's Coalition Government Falls
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
I was in Austria for several days last week, attending a conference at the university in the Alpine town of Klagenfurt.Austria is probably one of the last places on earth one would expect to have a major political scandal, but the repercussions of one occurred during the time I was there.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/were-going-to-ibiza-austrias-coalition-government-falls/

Forget Russiagate, Now it's US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/forget-russiagate-now-its-us-gate-us-election-meddling-extends-to-britain/

Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G
Julian Rose | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electro magnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions. 5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/prime-minister-of-poland-signs-global-appeal-to-stop-5g/

A Far-Reaching System of Government Censorship
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/a-far-reaching-system-of-government-censorship/

As First 2020 Debate Looms, Most Democrats Are Still Persuadable
Doug Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Ahead of the first 2020 debates beginning in two weeks, a majority of Democratic voters are undecided or are open to changing their first choice. Twenty Democratic candidates will argue their case, with ten candidates each spread out over two nights in Miami June 26-27. Interest in the contest remains remarkably high while certainty around its outcome remains much lower than sometimes acknowledged.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/as-first-2020-debate-looms-most-democrats-are-still-persuadable/

Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G
Julian Rose | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electro magnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions. 5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/prime-minister-of-poland-signs-global-appeal-to-stop-5g/

Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/is-trump-a-fascist-well-hes-not-hitler-or-mussolini-yet-but-hes-getting-closer/

Snubs, Bumps and Donald Trump in Britain
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
He may not be popular in Britain, but he still has shavings of appeal. For a country that has time for Nigel Farage, pro-Brexit enthusiast and full-time hypocrite (he is a member of the European Parliament, the very same institution he detests), President Donald Trump will garner a gaggle of fans. One of them was…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/snubs-bumps-and-donald-trump-in-britain/

A Far-Reaching System of Government Censorship
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/a-far-reaching-system-of-government-censorship/

Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/is-trump-a-fascist-well-hes-not-hitler-or-mussolini-yet-but-hes-getting-closer/

Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The merger plan announced on Sunday will create a colossal military contractor valued at $100 billion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.
mintpressnews.com/neocon-billionaire-paul-singer-driving-outsourcing-us-tech-jobs-israel/259147/

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
"The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/legal-expert-says-congress-must-repeal-aumf-after-supreme-court-rejects-yemeni-mans?cd-origin=rss

Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Here's Why the US Has No Right to Interfere in Nicaragua
John Perry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
It's been almost 200 years since the US declared that it would allow no more European colonies in the western hemisphere. A 100 years later this was twisted into a declaration that Latin America is exclusively the US's sphere of …
globalresearch.ca/heres-why-us-has-no-right-interfere-nicaragua/5680314

President Signs Disaster Aid Package with Billions in Relief For Puerto Rico
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
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

Bharti Airtel to pay $26 million to Tanzania to settle dispute
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
India's Bharti Airtel has agreed to pay 60 billion shillings ($26 million) over five years and cancel debt to resolve a dispute over ownership of its Airtel Tanzania unit, the Tanzanian government said on Monday. | Tanzania's minister for foreign affairs and east Africa cooperation, Palamagamba Kabudi, announced the deal at a ceremony to receive a three-month batch of monthly payments worth 1 billion shillings each due from April this year. | Bharti Airtel also canceled $407 million of debt owed to it by Airtel Tanzania as part of the settlement, Kabudi said. | In 2017, the Indian company was drawn into a disput…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/bharti-airtel-to-pay-26-million-to-tanzania-to-settle-dispute/

US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…
therealnews.com/stories/two-brothers-on-opposing-sides-in-venezuelas-political-conflict

The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Now in its tenth year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/the-human-rights-film-festival-2019/

Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
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

Kenya closes part of its border with Somalia
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
The Kenyan government says it closed part of its border with Somalia. | Kenya says the decision was reached as security operations against Al Shabaab militants in the area intensified. The country is also trying to crack down on human trafficking as well as the trafficking of contraband goods and drugs. | The closing affects the area of the border in Lamu county. Residents living in border villages have been prohibited from any cross-border trade. | This comes barely a week after fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border were outlawed. | The county officer says they are taking action by deployin…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/kenya-closes-part-of-its-border-with-somalia/

Rwandan President Paul Kagame meets Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday for an official two day visit, which he begun by gracing an anti-corruption conference alongside President Muhammadu Buhari. | The Rwandan leader called for a new approach in the fight against graft, urging for more participation from the public in the process. | "Corruption needs to be tackled from the top down. This is not only the fairest approach, it is also the most effective, because it empowers the public to join the fight and hold leaders accountable, through elections and other means," Kagame said in his speech at the National Democracy Day…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/rwandan-president-paul-kagame-meets-nigerias-muhammadu-buhari-in-abuja/

Tony Award for refugees rights musical
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…
greenleft.org.au/content/tony-award-refugees-rights-musical

The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Now in its 30th year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/the-human-rights-film-festival-2019/

Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. | Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. | Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), but Ndume went against party orders to step down for Lawan, and was himself endorsed by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP). | All 107 senators participated in the Tuesday vote. | Lawan emerged victorious after garnering 79 votes, and was…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/ahmed-lawan-elected-new-president-of-nigerian-senate/

Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violenc
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/09/18823811.php

Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

UN chief condemns Mali attack that left 95 dead
Christine Maema | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
A traditional Dogon village in central Mali. (file 2013, UN Photo) | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack in central Mali that killed at least 95 civilians, his spokesman said. | According to a statement released by his spokesman,Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-General said he was "outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children", following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali. | He also "strongly" condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities "to investigate this tragedy". | He urged the Government and all actors to…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/un-chief-condemns-mali-attack-that-left-95-dead/

Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology — RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/original-sin-and-the-war-on-liberation-theology-rai-with-matthew-fox-4-8

Nigeria to publish results of corruption survey
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
The Nigerian government said Monday it will publish the findings of its ongoing survey on corruption in September. | The survey is the second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria this year. | It is designed to collect evidence-based information on forms of corruption, how corruption affects the daily life of Nigerian citizens as well as the type and frequency of corruption in the country. | The director said field workers had been deployed and the survey would be completed by the end of June. | "This survey is a large one. We have since moved away from analog to elec…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/nigeria-to-publish-results-of-corruption-survey/

Sudan: Chaos Unleashed. Color Revolution
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The ongoing events in Sudan are a perfect example of the uncontrollable chaos that can be unleashed in society following a Color Revolution, with it now becoming almost impossible to predict how the latest crisis will be resolved, if ever….
globalresearch.ca/sudan-chaos-unleashed-color-revolution/5680154

General strike against military regime brings Sudan to a standstill
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
Photos and video posted on social media showed empty streets and shuttered markets across the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

General strike brings Sudan to standstill
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-10
KHARTOUM, Sudan–Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. Sudan has been rocked by political instability since protests started last November over the tripling of bread prices. …
peoplesworld.org/article/general-strike-brings-sudan-to-standstill/

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
"Assange is a genius and a hero and if it wasn't for him, people around the world would not know about government war crimes and other illegal things that they have been doing."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…