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2019-06-26: News Headlines

Shane Quinn (2019-06-26). Western Allies Terror-bombed 70 German Cities by 1945. globalresearch.ca During late November 1944, the German armaments minister Albert Speer met with his leader, Adolf Hitler, at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin so as to debate the ongoing war effort. Much to Hitler's incredulity, Speer had been overseeing what …

RT (2019-06-26). Hallelujah! Russiagate cultists ecstatic as Mueller set to testify before House. rt.com House Democrats have finally compelled special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees next month in an appearance eagerly anticipated by the anti-Trump #Resistance.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Protests in New Dehli Against US 'Imperialism' and Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of activists marched Tuesday in the Indian capital to protest the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denouncing the aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East and South America. | RELATED: | One of India's Major Cities Fights for Drinkable Water | Protestors, including students, teachers, leftist polical leaders, demanded the end of U.S. sanctions against the governments of Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, calling them "imperialist." | The demonstrations were convoked by…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi hit back Tuesday at the new sanctions announced a day earlier by the White House, where he warned that the new moves by the U.S. represent a "permanent closure of path to diplomacy", signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two countries. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader | U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the new sanctions on Monday at a pre…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Iran Not Looking for War with US: Rouhani. telesurenglish.net Iran is not interested in beginning a war with the United States, the nation's president, Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday during a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reports. | RELATED: New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran | "If the Americans want to violate the waters or airspace of Iran again, Iran's armed forces have a duty to confront them and they will have a decisive clash," Rouhani said, referri…

Staff (2019-06-25). Iranian President Says White House 'Afflicted by Mental Retardation'. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation." | President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States. | Yet the sharp response from Tehran shows the pressure that the nation's Shiite theoc…

Staff (2019-06-25). As Trump Imposes New Sanctions, Iran Says U.S. Has "Permanently Closed Path to Diplomacy" democracynow.org President Trump announced Monday his administration is imposing a new round of sanctions on Iran, targeting several prominent Iranians including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran said the move "permanently closed the path to diplomacy" between Iran and the United States. The latest tension comes after the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran on Thursday. Iran maintains the drone had entered its airspace, while the U.S. claims the drone was in international waters. The U.S. military prepared to directly attack Iran in retaliation, but Trump report…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi hit back Tuesday at the new sanctions announced a day earlier by the White House, where he warned that the new moves by the U.S. represent a "permanent closure of path to diplomacy," signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two countries. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader | U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the new sanctions on Monday at a pre…

WSWS (2019-06-25). Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran. wsws.org The latest sanctions, largely symbolic, do little except escalate tensions as the threat of armed conflict remains on a hair trigger.

Staff (2019-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions Shut Down Diplomatic Option, 300 Children Moved from Texas Border Patrol Station After Reports of Neglect, Inhumane Conditions, FBI Investigating Deaths of 3 Children, 1 Woman Found Near Texas' Southern Border, Trump Responds to E. Jean Carroll Rape Allegations: "She's Not My Type", Palestinians Resist Kushner's Middle East Workshop as Business Leaders Gather in Bahrain, Experts Warn Climate Crisis Exacerbating Heat Waves as 100+ Degree Temps Grip Europe, Chennai, India's 6th-Largest City, Has Almost Run Out of Water, SCOTUS Makes FOIA Requests More Difficult for Journalists, Oregon R…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Trump Sanctions Iran's Spiritual Leader and Top Officials. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has sanctioned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone. | RELATED: | Saudi FM Warns Iran Will 'Pay the Price' in Recent Row With US | Trump told reporters the sanctions were in part a response to last week's downing of a U.S. drone by Iran, but would have happened…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). China Halts Canadian Meat Shipments Over Health Concerns. telesurenglish.net The Chinese government said on Tuesday it will turn away all meat shipped from Canada, just days before the Asian giant and the United States (U.S.) sit down to work on settling a trade dispute that has also caught Canada in the crossfire. | RELATED: | US: Trump Sanctions More Chinese Tech Companies for 'Security' | China launched an investigation after inspections found residues of a feed additive not accepted by the country in Canadian pork, the Chinese embassy in Canada said in…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China. globalresearch.ca The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …

Deirdre Griswold (2019-06-25). Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power. workers.org Within minutes on June 20, President Donald Trump first authorized and then canceled a U.S. military strike on Iran. The reasons he gave for stopping the planned attack were "humanitarian." However, consideration for human lives has not stopped this U.S. president before, whether it was his approval of so many . . . | Continue reading Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power at Workers.org

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-06-25). As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found. dissidentvoice.org The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-25). Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran. workers.org Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com The New Anti-War Movement…

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com | A younger generation skeptical of the US military is moving beyond street protests and into the halls of power.

John Shafthauer (2019-06-25). 'Tough talking' Hunt vows to invade whoever Trump tells him to. thecanary.co Jeremy Hunt is trying to show what big, massive balls he has by talking about 'war' and 'defence' and shit. As part of that, he's released a statement showing what a tough guy he is. He said: I am prepared to go to war with anyone — that's anyone — who America tells me to. | UK could join US military action against Iran, Jeremy Hunt says t.co/ALcidZliXf pic.twitter.com/tKr51Qul9r | — ITV News (…

Editor (2019-06-25). Iran crisis: Which side are you on? workers.org The war crisis that the gang in Trump's White House has unleashed in the Strait of Hormuz has many facets and complications worth analyzing. It is a conflict within the U.S. ruling class, even within the administration. It involves disagreements among the usual imperialist U.S. allies who fear the consequences . . . | Continue reading Iran crisis: Which side are you on? at Workers.org

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-25). How Iran Decided to Down a US Drone and Narrowly Averted War by Sparing Another US Plane. globalresearch.ca Iran averted all-out war in the Middle East at the last moment when the Central command and control operational room of its Army and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ordered not to shoot down a US Navy anti-submarine warfare, …

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-25). How to Start an Unnecessary War: Targeting Iran Started Before 2016. globalresearch.ca I confess to being mystified by those Americans who lean conservative, like myself, who continue to think that President Donald J. Trump is somehow doing a good job. To be sure, the economy continues to add mostly low paying jobs …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-25). Trump May Already be in Too Deep to Avoid War With Iran. counterpunch.org President Trump's last-minute change of mind over launching US airstrikes against Iran shows that a military conflict of some description in the Gulf is becoming highly probable. His hesitation was most likely less connected with an Iranian surface-to-air missile shooting down a US surveillance drone than with his instinct that militarising the crisis is not in America's best More

Mazda Majidi (2019-06-25). Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'. liberationnews.org A new U.S. war of aggression in the Middle East was narrowly averted. If President Trump's account is to be believed, the operation to launch military strikes on Iran had already started when Trump decided to call it off at the last minute. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different …

Andrew Emett (2019-06-25). Bernie warns the 'drums of war are beating in Washington again'. nationofchange.org In a recent op-ed article, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned against the Trump administration potentially declaring war against Iran after the downing of a U.S. military drone and other reported events. Sanders asserted that a war with Iran would be an "absolute disaster." | On Friday, The Guardian published an op-ed written by Sanders titled, "We must stop the US from going to war with Iran." | In the article, Sanders wrote, "Just today we learned that the US came very clos…

Ali A. Taj (2019-06-25). Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable. mintpressnews.com All the chips are in place, the box of matches lies open awaiting a single errant spark to set it ablaze. Whether that spark is introduced intentionally or accidentally is irrelevant to its ability to give the Washington hawks what they've been impatiently pining for.

Rannie Amiri (2019-06-25). Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis. counterpunch.org Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later More

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-25). Iran Barred from Closed UN Security Council Session Pertaining the US Threats against Iran. globalresearch.ca On Monday at the Trump regime's request, Security Council members met in closed session on the mid-June Gulf of Oman and earlier hostile incidents last month. | Iran was barred from attending to stress it had nothing to do with what …

South Front (2019-06-25). Video: Trump Stopped Strike on Iran, but Tensions Continued to Grow. globalresearch.ca Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20. | According …

RT (2019-06-25). Only 19% of Americans want military strike on Iran. rt.com Less than one quarter of Americans want the US to take military action against Iran, a new poll has found, amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.

RT (2019-06-25). Acting border chief to step down amid immigration staffing shakeup. rt.com The acting head of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency will become the latest official to depart the Donald Trump administration, resigning his post as an unprecedented immigration crisis grips the southern border.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-25). As Border Chief John Sanders Resigns, Demands for Trump Officials to Be Held to Account for 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse'. commondreams.org A top immigration official in the Trump administration announced his resignation Tuesday amid public outcry over the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody, prompting accusations that he and others are attempting to avoid responsibility for what critics call "government-sanctioned child abuse." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Will the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Extend into the Middle East? globalresearch.ca It's inevitable that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will eventually lead to it strategically expanding into the Gulf, so China and Pakistan should use Trump's latest tweet urging countries to militarily protect their own oil tankers there to operationalize …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-25). Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her. thecanary.co On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…

Staff (2019-06-25). 15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough. truthdig.com The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…

David Schwartzman (2019-06-25). The path to climate justice passes through Caracas. mronline.org For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source

Dan Cohen (2019-06-25). How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change. thegrayzone.com The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…

Dania Akkad (2019-06-25). Revealed: UK Approved £14m in Arms Sales to Israel During Gaza Protests. globalresearch.ca The British government licensed arms deals worth over £14m ($17.8m) to Israel last year even as Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border in what the UN says may be potential war crimes….

Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, and Patrick Bigger (2019-06-25). US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries — shrinking this war machine is a must. nationofchange.org The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our new studycalculated the contribution of this vast infrastructure to climate change. | Greenhouse gas emission accounting usually focuses on how much energy and fuel civilians use. But recent work, in…

Ruth Milka (2019-06-25). Progressive legislation would tax Wall Street to pay for free college and eliminate student debt. nationofchange.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have an unprecedented plan to eliminate student debt and provide free public college for everyone: tax Wall Street. | This week the three Senators unveiled new legislation "eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and fee-free for all." Futhermore, the legislation also calls for the elimination of the $1.6 trillion in student debt for all Americans, not just those that qualify under certain conditi…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Costa Rican Teachers Protest Education Reforms. telesurenglish.net Teachers affiliated with the Association of Secondary School Teachers APSE marched Tuesday in the capital toward the National Assembly, protesting against the neoliberal policies affecting the public sector that will criminalize strikes. | RELATED: | Activists, Right Groups Demand Justice for Slain Costa Rican Indigenous Leader | "The protest aims to show the public that the government and most legislators are attempting to criminal…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Brazil Supreme Court Justices Weigh Appeals to Free Lula. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider two serperate appeals by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is seeking release, alleging that the judge behind his conviction was not impartial. | RELATED: | Lula's Lawyers to Take Case to UN in Wake of New Revelations | Lula, Brazil's famous leftist leader from 2003-2010, left office with an 87 percent approval rating. But the Workers Party he founded fell hard when Brazilian prosecutors in 2014 began the "Ca…

Edward Hunt (2019-06-25). Is Mexico Winding Down or Winding up the Drug War? counterpunch.org As Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador begins transitioning his country away from its decade-long drug war, which has killed more than 100,000 Mexican citizens since 2006, officials in the Trump administration have remained largely silent about his moves. Washington is continuing its public relations strategy of saying very little about the war while helping More

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Ethiopia's Failed Coup Attempt Almost Pushed the Country to the Edge of Collapse. globalresearch.ca A coup attempt in the historic Ethiopian core region of Amhara was narrowly thwarted even though the state chief was killed and the country's top military leader was assassinated in a related incident that later took place in the capital, …

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-25). Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an Opposition Front Group Became Western Media's Go-to monitor. globalresearch.ca Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group's seamless connection to Syria's opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or …

Tyler Durden (2019-06-25). NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences. theantimedia.com (ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). A Unià£o Europeia na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono. globalresearch.ca Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono. globalresearch.ca Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Unione europea nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-25). Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance. counterpunch.org The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported More

Staff (2019-06-25). Bernie Sanders' Student Debt Plan Trumps Warren's. truthdig.com The Vermont senator's new proposal would erase a $1.6 trillion burden on 45 million Americans. It's by far and away the best path forward.

C.J. Atkins (2019-06-25). Student loan wipeout: Bernie says tax Wall Street, erase college debt. peoplesworld.org Over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt hangs like dead weight on the U.S. economy. Every year, more than 45 million people choose not to do things like buy new homes and cars—activities that would help create jobs and drive growth—because they are burdened with crushing college debts that suck up a huge part of …

WSWS (2019-06-25). The Làºbcke murder and the return of the "Nazi problem" in Germany. wsws.org The far-right murder of German politician Walter Làºbcke has exposed the dirty truth of German politics: Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II and the downfall of Hitler's Third Reich, Germany once again has a real Nazi problem.

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-06-25). Beyond Climate Tipping Points: Greenhouse Gas Levels Exceed the Stability Limit of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. globalresearch.ca The pace of global warming has been grossly underestimated. As the world keeps increasing its carbon emissions rising in 2018 to a record 33.1 billion ton CO2 per year, the atmospheric greenhouse gas level has now exceeded 560 ppm …

Staff (2019-06-25). Jonathan Kozol: Joe Biden Didn't Just Praise Segregationists. He Also Spent Years Fighting Busing. democracynow.org Former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines last week when he fondly reminisced about his "civil" relationship in the 1970s and 1980s with segregationist senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. While Biden's recent comments made the news, far less attention has been paid to the former vice president's actual record. In the 1970s, then-Senator Biden was a fierce critic of Delaware's attempts to bus students in an effort to integrate its schools. We speak with National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol about Biden's track record.

Francesco Maringià≤ (2019-06-25). The G20 Meeting in Japan: The Trade War Unleashed by the United States Against China. globalresearch.ca At the G20 in Japan, the leaders of the world's leading economies will meet on the next 28 June. On the table there is the discussion on the reform of international trade. In a context in which the US aims …

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Sports or War? Hypernationalism in Cricket. telesurenglish.net The 12th edition of Cricket World Cup is underway in the United Kingdom and along with it a parade of hyper-nationalism. | RELATED: | 'Fire in Babylon': Cricket as Rebellion in the Caribbean | Cricket has been historically linked with nationalism, be it Caribbeans using cricket to fight explicit racism against the colonial powers it played, or Indians playing the game to thr…

Ilana Novick (2019-06-25). So Much for Middle-Class Joe: Biden Raked in Millions After Leaving the White House. truthdig.com As a senator, former Vice President Joe Biden earned the nickname Amtrak Joe, for the frequent train trips he took between Washington, D.C., and his home state of Delaware. According to CNN, by 2008 he had logged 8,200 miles, and the ritual added to the everyman aura of the man who called himself Middle-Class Joe. Today, however, that nick…

WSWS (2019-06-25). The significance of Trump's awarding of the Freedom Medal to Arthur Laffer. wsws.org The fact that Laffer's theories were exposed as economic nonsense from the outset did not in any way lessen their influence because they encapsulated the unrelenting drive for increased wealth that has dominated the ruling elite over the past four decades.

Rima Najjar (2019-06-25). U.S. Rejectionist Policy Toward Palestinian Participation, Rights. globalresearch.ca Upon hearing the news that Palestinian diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawi had been denied entry to the United States on a speaking engagement, my husband wrote an e-mail to Indiana Senator Mike Braun titled, 'Tell State Dept & Trump to give …

Joshua Funnell (2019-06-25). Broadcast media quiet despite new poll confirming rampant Islamophobia in the Tory Party. thecanary.co New polling conducted by YouGov on behalf of anti-racism group HOPE not hate exposes the true scale of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. This comes despite repeated denials about the problem by senior Conservative politicians.But the broadcast media's silence on the story again raises questions about double standards when covering different forms of racism. And it shows the different energy that seems to be given to racism…

commondreams (2019-06-25). NIAC Applauds NDAA Amendment Aimed at Blocking Trump's Path to War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

James J. Zogby (2019-06-25). Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid to Criticise Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights. globalresearch.ca The attitudes of Democratic voters toward the Palestinian-Israeli conflict have become decidedly more balanced in the past two decades. Favourable attitudes toward Palestinians are up, while attitudes toward Israel appear to be in decline. While overall views of Israel …

The Canary (2019-06-25). Car chiefs warn of 'knockout blow' to industry from no-deal Brexit. thecanary.co A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK car industry up to £70 million a day, according to a new report. | The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a hard exit from the EU could deliver a "knockout blow" to the sector's ability to compete. | The trade body's 2019 UK Automotive Trade Report calculates that delays to production caused by an end to frictionless trade could add up to £50,000 a minute — amounting to £70 million a day in a worst-case scenario. | It also says World Trade Organisation tariffs would amount to £4.5 billion a year for trade in passenger…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-25). Warren Tops MoveOn Straw Poll for First Time With Double-Digit Lead Over Both Sanders and Biden. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-06-25). Hollywood stars read 'adaptation' of Mueller report in deranged stage 'performance'. rt.com With America facing a dizzying array of social and political challenges, an impressive cast of Hollywood actors have taken their civic activism to the next level — with a live stage performance of the Mueller report. |

teleSUR-EF (2019-06-25). Brazil: Bolsonaro Backs Down on Weapons Decree, Proposes 3 More. telesurenglish.net Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced Tuesday that he was backing down from his weapons decree that sought to make firearms more readily available to the public. However, he proposed three other orders regarding gun access in Brazil, hoping they will be congressionally approved. | RELATED: | Brazil: Senate Rejects Bolsonaro's Decree Easing Gun Control | Bolsonaro first proposed his decree last March that would have allowed much of the public to own long-range rifl…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). 'Many' Of Germany's Police Support Far-Right AFD. telesurenglish.net A spokesperson for Germany's police union has confirmed the fears of a prominent conservative politician that large chunks of the police force are sympathetic to the far right. Some are even standing for elections on the AfD ticket. | RELATED: | Far-right AfD to Campaign on 'Dexit': German EU Exit | The police union comments came in response to Friedrich Merz a politician with Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party, who raised concerns that the police and army are being lost to the far-right, sp…

RT (2019-06-25). White House confirms Trump meetings with Putin, Modi, Xi & others at G20. rt.com US President Donald Trump will meet individually with the leaders of Russia, India, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Germany at this weekend's G20 economic summit in Osaka, Japan, senior White House officials have confirmed.

Sharon Kelly (2019-06-25). Former shale gas CEO says fracking revolution has been 'a disaster' for drillers, investors. nationofchange.org Steve Schlotterbeck, who led drilling company EQT as it expanded to become the nation's largest producer of natural gas in 2017, arrived at a petrochemical industry conference in Pittsburgh Friday morning with a blunt message about shale gas drilling and fracking. "The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with …

Karthik Ganapathy (2019-06-25). Florida Is Burning. The Midwest Is Flooding. Why Aren't Democrats Debating Climate? commondreams.org Corn bursts from a grain bin which was soaked with floodwater on March 23 near Union, Nebraska. Damage estimates from flooding in Nebraska top $1 billion. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-06-25). Soros & US billionaires call for new wealth tax; public reacts with instinctive skepticism. rt.com A group of US billionaires including infamous financier George Soros is backing a "moderate wealth tax" on the fortunes of the richest .01%, echoing several Democratic candidates' proposals. Somehow, Americans don't trust them.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-25). The Day After: What Happens If Israel Annexes the West Bank? mintpressnews.com Calls for the annexation of the Occupied West Bank are gaining momentum in both Tel Aviv and Washington. But Israel and its American allies should be careful what they wish for. Annexing the Occupied Palestinian Territories will only reinforce the current rethink of the Palestinian strategy, as opposed to solving Israel's self-induced problems. | Encouraged by the Donald Trump administration's decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israeli government officials fe…

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-25). 'Modified': A Film About GMOs and the Corruption of the Food Supply for Profit. counterpunch.org Parts of the documentary Modified are spent at the kitchen table. But it's not really a tale about wonderful recipes or the preparation of food. Ultimately, it's a story of capitalism, money and power and how our most basic rights are being eroded by unscrupulous commercial interests. The film centres on its maker, Aube Giroux, who resides More

Martin Billheimer (2019-06-25). The Gothic and the Idea of a 'Real Elite'. counterpunch.org Where human eyes have never seen, where human beings have never been, I build a world of abstract dreams, and I wait for you. — Sun Ra An author is only truly immortal when his expression is so famous that it is anonymous. Such is the case with Otto Julius Bierbaum, whose quip, 'Humor ist, More

Stephen Carpa (2019-06-25). Protecting the Great Burn. counterpunch.org The Great Burn is Missoula's best kept wilderness secret, a landscape lost for more than 50 years from the devastating effects of the fire that bears its name. Its recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, the Burn is under fire once again, this time by off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and mountain bikes that threaten More

Elliot Sperber (2019-06-25). Send ICE to Hanford. counterpunch.org Send ICE to Hanford El Dorado, The city of gold, it's been told Was an Incan creation Designed to consign the Spanish Chrysophiliacs away To fall prey to the chasms and canyons of the Marañón, and Amazon lowlands, of course The fever and the legend it engendered Grew worse, but the basic idea Was sound: More

Prof. Paul Christopher Gray (2019-06-25). Transforming Capitalist Power: From the Streets to the State. globalresearch.ca The communist playwright Bertolt Brecht once wrote, "The individual can be annihilated/But the Party cannot be annihilated" (1977, 29). And yet, in the neoliberal era, the Party has been annihilated — only the individual remains. Or so it seemed until …

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-25). The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence. globalresearch.ca One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right exists as a matter of course in …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-25). The Presence of Foreign Troops in Australia: The US Marines in Darwin. globalresearch.ca Subordinates rarely have a good time of dictating matters to their superiors. In the webbed power relations that pass as realpolitik, Australia is the well behaved child in the front of the room, yearning to be caned and spoilt in …

Yves Engler (2019-06-25). Canada Enables Corrupt Haitian President to Remain in Power. globalresearch.ca At the front of a protest against Haiti's president last week a demonstrator carried a large wooden cross bearing the flags of Canada, France and the US. The Haiti Information Project tweeted that protesters " see these three nations as …

WSWS (2019-06-25). Chinese and North Korean leaders pledge closer links at Pyongyang summit. wsws.org The United States will not welcome closer relations between the two Stalinist regimes as it tries to pull the North into its own orbit.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-25). Deaths from current DR Congo Ebola outbreak rises above 1500. cgtn.com The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the worse on record since the devastating outbreak of 2014-2016. | The DR Congo health ministry says as of Sunday 1,506 have died than 1,500 people have died in the current 10-month-old outbreak. | The epidemic that struck mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone between 2014-2016, killed more than 11,300 people. | Earlier this month, the virus claimed two lives in neighbouring Uganda among a family who had traveled to the DRC. | Nearly 141,000 people have been vaccinated in the affected eastern DRC provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, the e…

United Nations (2019-06-25). Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but 'grassroots' are moving faster than elites, says Shearer. un.org The peace dividend from last year's ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in the country on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-06-25). Henry A. Giroux: The Dismantling of Public Education Fuels Fascism. truthout.org Suzanne talks with internationally renowned writer and cultural critic Henry A. Giroux about how corporate values have changed the nature of higher education and the connections between the dismantling of public education and the rise of fascism in the U.S. Henry A. Giroux is well known for his groundbreaking work in critical pedagogy and has just published The Terror of The Unforeseen, a searing take-down of the populist authoritarian vision of the U.S. The book examines the resurgence of fascism in the age of Donald Trump's presidency, the language of hatred, state-sanctioned racism, casino capitalism, and f…

Gilbert Achcar (2019-06-25). The Seasons After the Arab Spring. thenation.com The Seasons After the Arab Spring…

United Nations (2019-06-25). Syria: Ease suffering, save lives, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator tells Security Council. un.org "Week after week, month after month, year after year", the Security Council has been briefed on Syria's humanitarian suffering, and on Tuesday, the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator once again described "the latest horror facing civilians", pleading for greater humanitarian access.

ANSWER Coalition (2019-06-25). Emergency Rally – No U.S. War on Iran! End the Sanctions Now! indybay.org 24th and Mission St. BART Plaza…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-25). Filmmaker Tyler Perry's Powerful BET Awards Speech On Black Perseverance And Self-Reliance. blackstarnews.com Tyler Perry and the late great filmmaker John Singleton… | On Sunday, African-American filmmaker and movie-mogul Tyler Perry deliver a riveting speech after he was awarded an Ultimate Icon Award, at the BET Awards show. Perry's speech was an authoritative testament to the power of perseverance—and Black self-reliance. | Because of its substance, the Black Star News feels it is important to publish Perry's entire speech. | "Thank you. I ah want to say a special thanks to BET, my new family. I can't wait to get started over there with our new shows. Thank you so much for this. To Scott, and everybody over…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Indian Leftist Groups Protest Pompeo's Visit (+Photos). plenglish.com New Delhi, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of supporters of left-wing groups marched in India"s capital on Tuesday to protest a visit by the US Ssecretary of State Mike Pompeo and in solidarity with nations subject to sanctions and economic blockades by the United States Government.

Jenny Kurzweil (2019-06-25). "Never Again" Means Act Now. indybay.org As the national conversation escalates around what to appropriately call the detention centers at the southern border, the humanitarian crisis continues. | Here are tangible actions the local Santa Cruz community can take to protest America's immigration policies and support relief efforts at the border.

plenglish (2019-06-25). CoE Backs Restoring Russia's Voting Rights. plenglish.com Strasbourg, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted on Tuesday in favor of restoring Russia's voting right, five years after they were revoked over its illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

Stanley Cohen (2019-06-25). From Tel Aviv to Tallahassee. mintpressnews.com Surrounded by Israeli dignitaries, accompanied by AIPAC checkbooks, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America, Ron DeSantis' journey was nothing short of a full on fidelity cheer for Israel.

2019-06-25: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Trump Sanctions Iran's Spiritual Leader and Top Officials. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has sanctioned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone. | RELATED: | Saudi FM Warns Iran Will 'Pay the Price' in Recent Row With US | Trump told reporters the sanctions were in part a response to last week's downing of a U.S. drone by Iran, but would have happened…

WSWS (2019-06-25). Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran. wsws.org The latest sanctions, largely symbolic, do little except escalate tensions as the threat of armed conflict remains on a hair trigger.

Staff (2019-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions Shut Down Diplomatic Option, 300 Children Moved from Texas Border Patrol Station After Reports of Neglect, Inhumane Conditions, FBI Investigating Deaths of 3 Children, 1 Woman Found Near Texas' Southern Border, Trump Responds to E. Jean Carroll Rape Allegations: "She's Not My Type", Palestinians Resist Kushner's Middle East Workshop as Business Leaders Gather in Bahrain, Experts Warn Climate Crisis Exacerbating Heat Waves as 100+ Degree Temps Grip Europe, Chennai, India's 6th-Largest City, Has Almost Run Out of Water, SCOTUS Makes FOIA Requests More Difficult for Journalists, Oregon R…

Staff (2019-06-25). Iranian President Says White House 'Afflicted by Mental Retardation'. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation." | President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States. | Yet the sharp response from Tehran shows the pressure that the nation's Shiite theoc…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi hit back Tuesday at the new sanctions announced a day earlier by the White House, where he warned that the new moves by the U.S. represent a "permanent closure of path to diplomacy", signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two countries. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader | U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the new sanctions on Monday at a pre…

Staff (2019-06-25). As Trump Imposes New Sanctions, Iran Says U.S. Has "Permanently Closed Path to Diplomacy" democracynow.org President Trump announced Monday his administration is imposing a new round of sanctions on Iran, targeting several prominent Iranians including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran said the move "permanently closed the path to diplomacy" between Iran and the United States. The latest tension comes after the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran on Thursday. Iran maintains the drone had entered its airspace, while the U.S. claims the drone was in international waters. The U.S. military prepared to directly attack Iran in retaliation, but Trump report…

South Front (2019-06-25). Video: Trump Stopped Strike on Iran, but Tensions Continued to Grow. globalresearch.ca Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20. | According …

RT (2019-06-25). Only 19% of Americans want military strike on Iran. rt.com Less than one quarter of Americans want the US to take military action against Iran, a new poll has found, amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-06-25). As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found. dissidentvoice.org The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China. globalresearch.ca The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-25). Trump May Already be in Too Deep to Avoid War With Iran. counterpunch.org President Trump's last-minute change of mind over launching US airstrikes against Iran shows that a military conflict of some description in the Gulf is becoming highly probable. His hesitation was most likely less connected with an Iranian surface-to-air missile shooting down a US surveillance drone than with his instinct that militarising the crisis is not in America's best More

John Shafthauer (2019-06-25). 'Tough talking' Hunt vows to invade whoever Trump tells him to. thecanary.co Jeremy Hunt is trying to show what big, massive balls he has by talking about 'war' and 'defence' and shit. As part of that, he's released a statement showing what a tough guy he is. He said: I am prepared to go to war with anyone — that's anyone — who America tells me to. | UK could join US military action against Iran, Jeremy Hunt says t.co/ALcidZliXf pic.twitter.com/tKr51Qul9r | — ITV News (…

Ali A. Taj (2019-06-25). Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable. mintpressnews.com All the chips are in place, the box of matches lies open awaiting a single errant spark to set it ablaze. Whether that spark is introduced intentionally or accidentally is irrelevant to its ability to give the Washington hawks what they've been impatiently pining for.

Editor (2019-06-25). Iran crisis: Which side are you on? workers.org The war crisis that the gang in Trump's White House has unleashed in the Strait of Hormuz has many facets and complications worth analyzing. It is a conflict within the U.S. ruling class, even within the administration. It involves disagreements among the usual imperialist U.S. allies who fear the consequences . . . | Continue reading Iran crisis: Which side are you on? at Workers.org

Deirdre Griswold (2019-06-25). Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power. workers.org Within minutes on June 20, President Donald Trump first authorized and then canceled a U.S. military strike on Iran. The reasons he gave for stopping the planned attack were "humanitarian." However, consideration for human lives has not stopped this U.S. president before, whether it was his approval of so many . . . | Continue reading Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power at Workers.org

Andrew Emett (2019-06-25). Bernie warns the 'drums of war are beating in Washington again'. nationofchange.org In a recent op-ed article, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned against the Trump administration potentially declaring war against Iran after the downing of a U.S. military drone and other reported events. Sanders asserted that a war with Iran would be an "absolute disaster." | On Friday, The Guardian published an op-ed written by Sanders titled, "We must stop the US from going to war with Iran." | In the article, Sanders wrote, "Just today we learned that the US came very clos…

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com | A younger generation skeptical of the US military is moving beyond street protests and into the halls of power.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-25). How Iran Decided to Down a US Drone and Narrowly Averted War by Sparing Another US Plane. globalresearch.ca Iran averted all-out war in the Middle East at the last moment when the Central command and control operational room of its Army and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ordered not to shoot down a US Navy anti-submarine warfare, …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-25). Iran Barred from Closed UN Security Council Session Pertaining the US Threats against Iran. globalresearch.ca On Monday at the Trump regime's request, Security Council members met in closed session on the mid-June Gulf of Oman and earlier hostile incidents last month. | Iran was barred from attending to stress it had nothing to do with what …

Mazda Majidi (2019-06-25). Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'. liberationnews.org A new U.S. war of aggression in the Middle East was narrowly averted. If President Trump's account is to be believed, the operation to launch military strikes on Iran had already started when Trump decided to call it off at the last minute. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different …

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-25). Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran. workers.org Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com The New Anti-War Movement…

Rannie Amiri (2019-06-25). Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis. counterpunch.org Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later More

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-25). How to Start an Unnecessary War: Targeting Iran Started Before 2016. globalresearch.ca I confess to being mystified by those Americans who lean conservative, like myself, who continue to think that President Donald J. Trump is somehow doing a good job. To be sure, the economy continues to add mostly low paying jobs …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-25). As Border Chief John Sanders Resigns, Demands for Trump Officials to Be Held to Account for 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse'. commondreams.org A top immigration official in the Trump administration announced his resignation Tuesday amid public outcry over the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody, prompting accusations that he and others are attempting to avoid responsibility for what critics call "government-sanctioned child abuse." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-06-25). Acting border chief to step down amid immigration staffing shakeup. rt.com The acting head of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency will become the latest official to depart the Donald Trump administration, resigning his post as an unprecedented immigration crisis grips the southern border.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Will the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Extend into the Middle East? globalresearch.ca It's inevitable that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will eventually lead to it strategically expanding into the Gulf, so China and Pakistan should use Trump's latest tweet urging countries to militarily protect their own oil tankers there to operationalize …

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-25). Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her. thecanary.co On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Staff (2019-06-25). 15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough. truthdig.com The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…

David Schwartzman (2019-06-25). The path to climate justice passes through Caracas. mronline.org For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…

Dan Cohen (2019-06-25). How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change. thegrayzone.com The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…

Ruth Milka (2019-06-25). Progressive legislation would tax Wall Street to pay for free college and eliminate student debt. nationofchange.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have an unprecedented plan to eliminate student debt and provide free public college for everyone: tax Wall Street. | This week the three Senators unveiled new legislation "eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and fee-free for all." Futhermore, the legislation also calls for the elimination of the $1.6 trillion in student debt for all Americans, not just those that qualify under certain conditi…

Dania Akkad (2019-06-25). Revealed: UK Approved £14m in Arms Sales to Israel During Gaza Protests. globalresearch.ca The British government licensed arms deals worth over £14m ($17.8m) to Israel last year even as Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border in what the UN says may be potential war crimes….

Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, and Patrick Bigger (2019-06-25). US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries — shrinking this war machine is a must. nationofchange.org The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our new studycalculated the contribution of this vast infrastructure to climate change. | Greenhouse gas emission accounting usually focuses on how much energy and fuel civilians use. But recent work, in…

Tyler Durden (2019-06-25). NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences. theantimedia.com (ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

RT (2019-06-25). White House confirms Trump meetings with Putin, Modi, Xi & others at G20. rt.com US President Donald Trump will meet individually with the leaders of Russia, India, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Germany at this weekend's G20 economic summit in Osaka, Japan, senior White House officials have confirmed.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Staff (2019-06-25). Bernie Sanders' Student Debt Plan Trumps Warren's. truthdig.com The Vermont senator's new proposal would erase a $1.6 trillion burden on 45 million Americans. It's by far and away the best path forward.

C.J. Atkins (2019-06-25). Student loan wipeout: Bernie says tax Wall Street, erase college debt. peoplesworld.org Over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt hangs like dead weight on the U.S. economy. Every year, more than 45 million people choose not to do things like buy new homes and cars—activities that would help create jobs and drive growth—because they are burdened with crushing college debts that suck up a huge part of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Ethiopia's Failed Coup Attempt Almost Pushed the Country to the Edge of Collapse. globalresearch.ca A coup attempt in the historic Ethiopian core region of Amhara was narrowly thwarted even though the state chief was killed and the country's top military leader was assassinated in a related incident that later took place in the capital, …

WSWS (2019-06-25). The Làºbcke murder and the return of the "Nazi problem" in Germany. wsws.org The far-right murder of German politician Walter Làºbcke has exposed the dirty truth of German politics: Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II and the downfall of Hitler's Third Reich, Germany once again has a real Nazi problem.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). 'Many' Of Germany's Police Support Far-Right AFD. telesurenglish.net A spokesperson for Germany's police union has confirmed the fears of a prominent conservative politician that large chunks of the police force are sympathetic to the far right. Some are even standing for elections on the AfD ticket. | RELATED: | Far-right AfD to Campaign on 'Dexit': German EU Exit | The police union comments came in response to Friedrich Merz a politician with Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party, who raised concerns that the police and army are being lost to the far-right, sp…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-25). Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance. counterpunch.org The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported More

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-25). Warren Tops MoveOn Straw Poll for First Time With Double-Digit Lead Over Both Sanders and Biden. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

The Canary (2019-06-25). Car chiefs warn of 'knockout blow' to industry from no-deal Brexit. thecanary.co A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK car industry up to £70 million a day, according to a new report. | The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a hard exit from the EU could deliver a "knockout blow" to the sector's ability to compete. | The trade body's 2019 UK Automotive Trade Report calculates that delays to production caused by an end to frictionless trade could add up to £50,000 a minute — amounting to £70 million a day in a worst-case scenario. | It also says World Trade Organisation tariffs would amount to £4.5 billion a year for trade in passenger…

WSWS (2019-06-25). The significance of Trump's awarding of the Freedom Medal to Arthur Laffer. wsws.org The fact that Laffer's theories were exposed as economic nonsense from the outset did not in any way lessen their influence because they encapsulated the unrelenting drive for increased wealth that has dominated the ruling elite over the past four decades.

Francesco Maringià≤ (2019-06-25). The G20 Meeting in Japan: The Trade War Unleashed by the United States Against China. globalresearch.ca At the G20 in Japan, the leaders of the world's leading economies will meet on the next 28 June. On the table there is the discussion on the reform of international trade. In a context in which the US aims …

commondreams (2019-06-25). NIAC Applauds NDAA Amendment Aimed at Blocking Trump's Path to War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Rima Najjar (2019-06-25). U.S. Rejectionist Policy Toward Palestinian Participation, Rights. globalresearch.ca Upon hearing the news that Palestinian diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawi had been denied entry to the United States on a speaking engagement, my husband wrote an e-mail to Indiana Senator Mike Braun titled, 'Tell State Dept & Trump to give …

James J. Zogby (2019-06-25). Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid to Criticise Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights. globalresearch.ca The attitudes of Democratic voters toward the Palestinian-Israeli conflict have become decidedly more balanced in the past two decades. Favourable attitudes toward Palestinians are up, while attitudes toward Israel appear to be in decline. While overall views of Israel …

Staff (2019-06-25). Jonathan Kozol: Joe Biden Didn't Just Praise Segregationists. He Also Spent Years Fighting Busing. democracynow.org Former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines last week when he fondly reminisced about his "civil" relationship in the 1970s and 1980s with segregationist senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. While Biden's recent comments made the news, far less attention has been paid to the former vice president's actual record. In the 1970s, then-Senator Biden was a fierce critic of Delaware's attempts to bus students in an effort to integrate its schools. We speak with National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol about Biden's track record.

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-06-25). Beyond Climate Tipping Points: Greenhouse Gas Levels Exceed the Stability Limit of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. globalresearch.ca The pace of global warming has been grossly underestimated. As the world keeps increasing its carbon emissions rising in 2018 to a record 33.1 billion ton CO2 per year, the atmospheric greenhouse gas level has now exceeded 560 ppm …

Edward Hunt (2019-06-25). Is Mexico Winding Down or Winding up the Drug War? counterpunch.org As Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador begins transitioning his country away from its decade-long drug war, which has killed more than 100,000 Mexican citizens since 2006, officials in the Trump administration have remained largely silent about his moves. Washington is continuing its public relations strategy of saying very little about the war while helping More

Ilana Novick (2019-06-25). So Much for Middle-Class Joe: Biden Raked in Millions After Leaving the White House. truthdig.com As a senator, former Vice President Joe Biden earned the nickname Amtrak Joe, for the frequent train trips he took between Washington, D.C., and his home state of Delaware. According to CNN, by 2008 he had logged 8,200 miles, and the ritual added to the everyman aura of the man who called himself Middle-Class Joe. Today, however, that nick…

Joshua Funnell (2019-06-25). Broadcast media quiet despite new poll confirming rampant Islamophobia in the Tory Party. thecanary.co New polling conducted by YouGov on behalf of anti-racism group HOPE not hate exposes the true scale of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. This comes despite repeated denials about the problem by senior Conservative politicians.But the broadcast media's silence on the story again raises questions about double standards when covering different forms of racism. And it shows the different energy that seems to be given to racism…

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-25). Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an Opposition Front Group Became Western Media's Go-to monitor. globalresearch.ca Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group's seamless connection to Syria's opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or …

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-25). 'Modified': A Film About GMOs and the Corruption of the Food Supply for Profit. counterpunch.org Parts of the documentary Modified are spent at the kitchen table. But it's not really a tale about wonderful recipes or the preparation of food. Ultimately, it's a story of capitalism, money and power and how our most basic rights are being eroded by unscrupulous commercial interests. The film centres on its maker, Aube Giroux, who resides More

Martin Billheimer (2019-06-25). The Gothic and the Idea of a 'Real Elite'. counterpunch.org Where human eyes have never seen, where human beings have never been, I build a world of abstract dreams, and I wait for you. — Sun Ra An author is only truly immortal when his expression is so famous that it is anonymous. Such is the case with Otto Julius Bierbaum, whose quip, 'Humor ist, More

Stephen Carpa (2019-06-25). Protecting the Great Burn. counterpunch.org The Great Burn is Missoula's best kept wilderness secret, a landscape lost for more than 50 years from the devastating effects of the fire that bears its name. Its recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, the Burn is under fire once again, this time by off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and mountain bikes that threaten More

Elliot Sperber (2019-06-25). Send ICE to Hanford. counterpunch.org Send ICE to Hanford El Dorado, The city of gold, it's been told Was an Incan creation Designed to consign the Spanish Chrysophiliacs away To fall prey to the chasms and canyons of the Marañón, and Amazon lowlands, of course The fever and the legend it engendered Grew worse, but the basic idea Was sound: More

RT (2019-06-25). Hollywood stars read 'adaptation' of Mueller report in deranged stage 'performance'. rt.com With America facing a dizzying array of social and political challenges, an impressive cast of Hollywood actors have taken their civic activism to the next level — with a live stage performance of the Mueller report. |

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-25). The Day After: What Happens If Israel Annexes the West Bank? mintpressnews.com Calls for the annexation of the Occupied West Bank are gaining momentum in both Tel Aviv and Washington. But Israel and its American allies should be careful what they wish for. Annexing the Occupied Palestinian Territories will only reinforce the current rethink of the Palestinian strategy, as opposed to solving Israel's self-induced problems. | Encouraged by the Donald Trump administration's decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israeli government officials fe…

Sharon Kelly (2019-06-25). Former shale gas CEO says fracking revolution has been 'a disaster' for drillers, investors. nationofchange.org Steve Schlotterbeck, who led drilling company EQT as it expanded to become the nation's largest producer of natural gas in 2017, arrived at a petrochemical industry conference in Pittsburgh Friday morning with a blunt message about shale gas drilling and fracking. "The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono. globalresearch.ca Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …

Prof. Paul Christopher Gray (2019-06-25). Transforming Capitalist Power: From the Streets to the State. globalresearch.ca The communist playwright Bertolt Brecht once wrote, "The individual can be annihilated/But the Party cannot be annihilated" (1977, 29). And yet, in the neoliberal era, the Party has been annihilated — only the individual remains. Or so it seemed until …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-25). The Presence of Foreign Troops in Australia: The US Marines in Darwin. globalresearch.ca Subordinates rarely have a good time of dictating matters to their superiors. In the webbed power relations that pass as realpolitik, Australia is the well behaved child in the front of the room, yearning to be caned and spoilt in …

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-25). The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence. globalresearch.ca One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right exists as a matter of course in …

Yves Engler (2019-06-25). Canada Enables Corrupt Haitian President to Remain in Power. globalresearch.ca At the front of a protest against Haiti's president last week a demonstrator carried a large wooden cross bearing the flags of Canada, France and the US. The Haiti Information Project tweeted that protesters " see these three nations as …

RT (2019-06-25). Soros & US billionaires call for new wealth tax; public reacts with instinctive skepticism. rt.com A group of US billionaires including infamous financier George Soros is backing a "moderate wealth tax" on the fortunes of the richest .01%, echoing several Democratic candidates' proposals. Somehow, Americans don't trust them.

Karthik Ganapathy (2019-06-25). Florida Is Burning. The Midwest Is Flooding. Why Aren't Democrats Debating Climate? commondreams.org Corn bursts from a grain bin which was soaked with floodwater on March 23 near Union, Nebraska. Damage estimates from flooding in Nebraska top $1 billion. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-06-25). Chinese and North Korean leaders pledge closer links at Pyongyang summit. wsws.org The United States will not welcome closer relations between the two Stalinist regimes as it tries to pull the North into its own orbit.

Jason Ditz (2019-06-25). Poll Shows Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Attacking Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — While officials have denied that there was any political component to the US not attacking Iran on Thursday, a newly released poll from Hill-HarrisX, taken over the weekend, shows that a strong majority of American voters oppose such an attack. The poll showed 58 percent favored a non-military approach, with 48 percent calling for diplomacy and …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-25). The Diminishing American Economy. globalresearch.ca Since June 2009 Americans have lived in the false reality of a recovered economy. Various fake news and manipulated statistics have been used to create this false impression. However, indicators that really count have not supported the false picture and …

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-25). Filmmaker Tyler Perry's Powerful BET Awards Speech On Black Perseverance And Self-Reliance. blackstarnews.com Tyler Perry and the late great filmmaker John Singleton… | On Sunday, African-American filmmaker and movie-mogul Tyler Perry deliver a riveting speech after he was awarded an Ultimate Icon Award, at the BET Awards show. Perry's speech was an authoritative testament to the power of perseverance—and Black self-reliance. | Because of its substance, the Black Star News feels it is important to publish Perry's entire speech. | "Thank you. I ah want to say a special thanks to BET, my new family. I can't wait to get started over there with our new shows. Thank you so much for this. To Scott, and everybody over…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Forum in Brazil Supports Cuban Revolution, Condemns Blockade. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) About 300 delegates from more than 15 Brazilian states and Latin American countries, who participated in the 24th National Convention of Solidarity with Cuba, in Santos, Sao Paulo, are ratifying on Tuesday their unconditional support to the Cuban Revolution.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela Denounces in FAO Damage due to US Coercive Measures. plenglish.com Rome, June 25 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced Tuesday the food shortages suffered by his people as a result of unilateral coercive and illegal measures imposed by the United States.

WSWS Repost (2019-06-25). Trump to launch military-style immigration raids nationwide this weekend. indybay.org The Trump administration is intentionally seeking to inflame a mood of terror among immigrant workers and their families and friends. | Press leaks suggest that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will launch a military-style round-up of undocumented immigrants in 10 major US cities Sunday– including San Francisco.

Kenneth Surin (2019-06-25). Brief Impressions of the Japanese Conjuncture. counterpunch.org I was last in Japan 12 years ago. Japan is a study in contradictions. Economically, it should be regarded as a basket case. Japan's 2019 debt-to-GDP ratio stands at 235.96% of its GDP. Even Greece, after a decade of troika (EU-IMF-ECB) "fiscal waterboarding", has a ratio of 191.27%. The US's ratio is at 108.02%, and More

plenglish (2019-06-25). CoE Backs Restoring Russia's Voting Rights. plenglish.com Strasbourg, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted on Tuesday in favor of restoring Russia's voting right, five years after they were revoked over its illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

Staff (2019-06-25). Sanders's Speech Presents a Conundrum for New Left's Socialist Strategy. truthout.org In the U.S., the failures of capitalism are being refracted in the race for the White House, just as they were in 2016. On one side, President Trump is rallying his predominantly middle-class voters to re-elect him based on his program of economic nationalism and bigotry that has wreaked havoc at home and abroad. | On the other side, Democrats are in a battle for their party's presidential nomination to challenge the bigot billionaire in 2020. Pr…

Staff (2019-06-25). Beyond Praise of Segregationists, Biden Spent Years Fighting Busing. truthout.org Former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines last week when he fondly reminisced about his "civil" relationship in the 1970s and 1980s with segregationist senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. While Biden's recent comments made the news, far less attention has been paid to the former vice president's actual record. In the 1970s, then-Senator Biden was a fierce critic of Delaware's attempts to bus students in an effort to integrate its schools. We speak with National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol about Biden's track record. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Cuba, Venezuela Share Experiences on Communication Issues. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 15: 18Havana, June 25 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba and Venezuela have exchanged experiences in communicational issues, in a meeting headed in Havana by Rogelio Sierra, Deputy Foreign Minister, from Cuba, and William Castillo, from Venezuela.

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-25). AU condoles with families of victims of Ethiopia's attempted coup. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat. (Photo credit FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday sent his condolences to the families of the national figures killed in the attempted coup in Ethiopia's Amhara region. | Mahamat also reiterated his support to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the government of Ethiopia in their pursuit of the country's national reform and reconciliation agenda. | On Saturday, soldiers loyal to the alleged mastermind of the coup, Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, attacked a meeti…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuelan Armed Forces Condemns Meddling Statements of Ivan Duke. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 14: 28Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has termed as meddling in Venezuelan affairs the recent statements of Colombian President Ivan Duque, through which he called for the breakdown of the military corps.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Cuba To Help Nicaragua Improve Its Education System. telesurenglish.net Cuba's government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be "exchanges" whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace | Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba's Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is visiting the country. The v…

commondreams (2019-06-25). Elizabeth Warren in First Place, Bernie Sanders In Second In MoveOn's Latest Member Straw Poll. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-25). U.S. says airstrike in Somalia kills 1 terrorist. cgtn.com U.S. forces conducted an airstrike on Monday in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, killing one militant, the U.S. Africa Command said on Saturday. | Monday's airstrike was conducted in coordination with Somali forces, and was the fourth by the U.S. forces in June. | Africom said its assessment had showed that no civilians were killed on injured in the airstrike. | "Airstrikes like these are conducted to degrade al-Shabaab's activities in the region that disrupt the safety and security of the Somali people," said Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert A. Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. | Africom p…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-25). Deaths from current DR Congo Ebola outbreak rises above 1500. cgtn.com The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the worse on record since the devastating outbreak of 2014-2016. | The DR Congo health ministry says as of Sunday 1,506 have died than 1,500 people have died in the current 10-month-old outbreak. | The epidemic that struck mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone between 2014-2016, killed more than 11,300 people. | Earlier this month, the virus claimed two lives in neighbouring Uganda among a family who had traveled to the DRC. | Nearly 141,000 people have been vaccinated in the affected eastern DRC provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, the e…

Gilbert Achcar (2019-06-25). The Seasons After the Arab Spring. thenation.com The Seasons After the Arab Spring…

Steve Kelly (2019-06-25). Greed and Politics Should Not Drive Forest Policy. counterpunch.org The Custer Gallatin National Forest should withdraw its North Bridger Forest Health Project (2,296 acres of commercial logging, including 667 acres of clear-cutting). Despite the government's claims, there is nothing particularly unhealthy about the public forest in and around Fairy Lake, Battle Ridge Campground and Brackett Creek. Yes, the snow is deep, growing season short More

plenglish (2019-06-25). Supreme Court Surprisingly Decides to Analyze Lula's Release. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 16: 12Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Unexpectedly, Brazil"s Federal Supreme Court (STF) has decided to analyze this Tuesday the habeas corpus trial for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela to Host 10th National Meeting of Solidarity Venezuela-Cuba. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 15: 54Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cumana, in the state of Sucre, will host the 10th National Meeting of Mutual Solidarity between Venezuela and Cuba, to be held on September 20 and 21, the movement"s coordinator, Yhonny Garcia, announced Monday.

Jason Ditz (2019-06-25). Trump Rejected Attacking Iran: "We Don't Need Any More Wars" theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting in increasing detail on President Trump's Thursday decision to not attack Iran, providing reports from aides that described Trump as very reluctant to be dragged into another war. Trump reportedly told one of his confidants of his inner circle that "these people want to push us into war… it's so disgusting." He …

Jenny Kurzweil (2019-06-25). "Never Again" Means Act Now. indybay.org As the national conversation escalates around what to appropriately call the detention centers at the southern border, the humanitarian crisis continues. | Here are tangible actions the local Santa Cruz community can take to protest America's immigration policies and support relief efforts at the border.