2021-06-18: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-18). Why Democracies in G7 & NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership. counterpunch.org The world has been treated to successive spectacles of national leaders gathering at a G7 Summit in Cornwall and a NATO Summit in Brussels. The U.S. corporate media have portrayed these summits as chances for President Biden to rally the leaders of the world's democratic nations in a coordinated response to the most serious problems

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela? counterpunch.org According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 75% of vaccines distributed since Feb. 2021 went to the 10 richest countries of the world. At the G7 sorority meeting last week the leaders pledged to "share" up to 2 billion doses of their "surplus" vaccines. The WHO has declared it is not enough since 11

Dean Baker (2021-06-18). Biden, China and the New Cold War. counterpunch.org After Donald Trump's clown shows, it was nice to have a U.S. president who at least takes world issues seriously while representing the country at the various summits over the last week. But that is a low bar. While we want adults in positions of responsibility, we have to ask where those adults want to

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). Putin Heaps Praise on Biden After Summit. news.antiwar.com Russian President Vladimir Putin The summit Back in Moscow on Thursday, Pu…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-06-18). Roaming Charges: False Summit. counterpunch.org In reading the transcripts from…

WSWS (2021-06-18). UK Delta variant surges with cases rising fastest among schoolchildren. wsws.org Up to the start of half-term, the proportion of pupils in England absent from school because of Covid nearly doubled from 1 to 1.8 percent, amounting to more than 140,000 pupils.

WSWS (2021-06-18). US states press reopening amid mounting dangers from COVID variants. wsws.org Michigan is only the latest Democratic-run state to announce the scrapping of all public health measures even though more than half the population is unvaccinated.

Michele de Mello (2021-06-18). The US suspends sanctions against Venezuela for COVID-19 related purchases. peoplesdispatch.org The United States suspended part of the sanctions against Venezuela on Thursday June 17. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a license that lifts the penalties to companies that carry out transactions with the Venezuelan state related to combatting COVID-19. | The document provides for the Central Bank of Venezuela and three other state banking entities to carry out operations with US companies. However, it does not allow transactions with Petróleos da Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) or the Economic and Social Development Bank (BANDES). | The license also does not authorize the exportation or re-exportati…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-18). Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback. thenation.com Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback…

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Peru ending second week since presidential election with no declared winner. wsws.org Right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori has falsely claimed fraud in a bid to overturn the election or provoke a coup, while the winner, Pedro Castillo, has reassured big business that he is no threat.

William J. Astore (2021-06-18). The other Big Lie undermining Democracy: Why our Recent Wars Began, and how Badly they were Bungled. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy. The big lie uniting and motivating today's Republicans is, of course, that Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, won the 2020 presidential election. Other big lies in our recent past include the notion that climate change is nothing but …

The Conversation (2021-06-18). Conservative hard-liner poised to be Iran's next president — what that means for the West and the nuclear deal. juancole.com By Nader Habibi | — ( The Conversation ) | — Iran's conservative rulers' effort to orchestrate the outcome of the June 18 presidential election triggered a voter boycott — but the result may still bode well for ongoing negotiations over the lapsed 2015 nuclear deal. The leading candidate is Ebrahim Raisi, chief of Iran's …

Juan Cole (2021-06-18). If Hard Liner Raisi wins Iran's Presidential Election, he has Trump to Thank. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — June 18 is election day in Iran. There are two main candidates for president, the arch-conservative Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's chief justice, and the centrist Abdolnaser Hemmati, an academic who served as chief of the national bank for the past three years. So it is sort of as though Chief Justice …

Nick Pemberton (2021-06-18). Ilhan Omar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Everything In Between. counterpunch.org Whether or not one deems The Squad sufficiently socialist, no member of Congress has been as brave as Ilhan Omar, the young Somali American congresswoman, and one of two squad members to break the glass ceiling on Muslim women's congressional representation in a groundbreaking 2018 election. Omar has been abandoned by her own party, and

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Andrew Moss (2021-06-18). The Urgent Need to Educate America about Climate-Related Migration. counterpunch.org The Biden administration has made some admirable moves and gestures toward addressing the immense challenges posed by climate-related migration. But it hasn't adequately educated the American people about the issue, hamstringing its own efforts to advance an ambitious immigration agenda, including the creation of a path to citizenship for the 10.5 million residents who are

James O'Neill (2021-06-18). Unwise to Expect Anything Substantial from Biden-Putin Meeting This Week. dissidentvoice.org This Wednesday, the United States president Joe Biden will meet Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva in the first meeting of the two since Biden came to power in January 2021. It would be unwise to expect too much from this meeting. There are a number of reasons for advancing this view. The first of …

Editor2 (2021-06-18). 'They're Trying to Kill Assange Because he Spoke the Truth': Roger Waters Calls on Biden to End 'Disgusting' Sham Prosecution. orinocotribune.com With the brother and father of the jailed WikiLeaks co-founder on a US tour to raise awareness of Julian Assange's plight, legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters challenged Joe Biden to end the journalist's prosecution. | Assange's father John Shipton and brother Gabriel are traveling across the US this month to press the Biden administration to drop its charges, and highlight the threat to worldwide press freedom this prosecution poses. Joining them in New York this week was Roger Waters, who told RT on Friday why he's fighting for Assange. | "He is being held up as an example: Keep your mouth shut or this w…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-18). On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel. counterpunch.org Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu's political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia as a

Paul Street (2021-06-18). That Little Power Elite Moment is Already Over. counterpunch.org Concerns over the white-supremacist neofascism of the Republican Party were overblown, a "Marxist" told me last January, because Trump had never won the allegiance of all but a small fraction of the nation's corporate and financial ruling class. Had I not read the latest Noam Chomsky interview, the "Marxist" said, in which Chomsky expressed what

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). China Calls on US and Russia to 'Substantially Slash' Nuclear Arsenals. news.antiwar.com China is again calling on the US and Russia to Zhao said the US and Russian decision to engage in "strategic stability" dialogue was a "welcomed" development. He said the US an…

WSWS (2021-06-18). South Carolina Supreme Court delays executions as state forms a firing squad. wsws.org The court has delayed two upcoming executions so the inmates can "choose" between the electric chair or a firing squad.

Elie Mystal (2021-06-18). Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—but It Got Stronger. thenation.com Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—but It Got Stronger…

Jim McMahan (2021-06-18). Solidarity with Palestine at Port of Seattle. workers.org Seattle In response to the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza and the ongoing dispossession of people in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and across Palestine, Palestian unions have called for global labor solidarity to disrupt apartheid Israel's trade. Global uproar against the Israeli regime's war, occupation and acts of terror and . . . |

Zarefah Baroud (2021-06-18). Dear PETA, Israel's Animal Rights Record is Anything but Praiseworthy. counterpunch.org Last Wednesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praised Israel for being the first country to ban the sale of animal furs. Laws like these are obviously worthy of praise, however, in the case of Israel, any praise, especially regarding its ethics towards animals, is completely misled. Throughout Israel's short history, they have

Patrick Mazza (2021-06-18). Conflict in the Hinterlands: the Fragmented Geography of the Cold Civil War. counterpunch.org When the U.S. had its first great break-up in 1861, the geography was fairly well defined. The core area of the Southern slaveocracy versus the rising industrial North. There were conflicts within the border states that stuck with the Union. "Copperhead" confederacy sympathizers existed in pockets of the North. But the lines of battle were

Katie Fite (2021-06-18). Kick 'em When They're Down: BLM Pushes Sage-Grouse Toward Extinction. counterpunch.org An apt motto for BLM's Sage-grouse habitat management across the West would be Kick 'Em When They're Down. The agency's grazing program is dead set on locking in everything that's bad for the birds. Cattle water projects and fences ripping apart habitats continue to proliferate across public lands. The livestock industry is driving this. Grazing

Tony McKenna (2021-06-18). Amazon's "The Boys:" The Superhero as Cypher for the Times. counterpunch.org Our superheroes have always reflected the spirit of the times. Superman first appeared in the 1930s, its creators were the children of Jewish immigrants, and by the time of the Second World War, the Caped-Kryptonian was an avid anti-fascist, battling Nazi sympathisers and even going as far as to throttle Adolf Hitler himself. In the 1960s, the

Ellen Glover (2021-06-18). 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed

Peter Cole (2021-06-18). Angela Davis, America's Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country's Most Radical Union. counterpunch.org This Saturday, June 19th, celebrated among African Americans as Juneteenth, Angela Davis will be inducted into Local 10, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Happening at Local 10's legendary hall near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, in what used to be the busiest port on America's West Coast,

WSWS (2021-06-18). Indian chemical factory explosion and fire kill 18. wsws.org The tragic loss of life and terrible injuries are a direct result of the callous indifference of management and the state authorities towards mandatory occupational safety measures and workers' health and lives.

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). PM Trudeau's Donors' Conference on Venezuela: An Exercise in Deception. orinocotribune.com June 16, 2021, Toronto — "Canada must immediately cease its aggression against Venezuelans and stop deceiving Canadians and the world about what the government is truly up to," declared Maria Paez Victor, spokesperson for the Canadian Campaign of Venezuelans and Friends Against Sanctions (CCVFAS). The sanctions have contributed to 100,000 deaths according to former UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, as well as significant outward migration. The New York Times recently determined that those sanctions were a key generator of migrants. | The International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees a…

Editor2 (2021-06-18). Stalin and the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War. orinocotribune.com By Amr Abozeid — Jun 1, 2021 | At the outset of the German invasion of the Soviet Union Britain's chief of the Imperial General Staff declared that the Wehrmacht would cut through the Soviet forces "like a warm knife through butter."

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-18). Online events with Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Peter Linebaugh, Kate Raworth, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen events taking place over the next week (and starting at 8 am tomorrow, June 17), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Vijay Prasad, Vandana Shiva, Cynthia Kaufman, Peter Linebaugh, Debbie Bookchin, Kate Raworth, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Eve Ottenberg (2021-06-18). Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment. counterpunch.org Years pass, and journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British jail. His crime? Truthful reporting of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq, reporting that sparked a lust for vengeance among U.S. politicos and military men. With Assange, the American empire would manage what imperialists couldn't with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who slipped through their fingers by wisely

Barry Healy (2021-06-18). The all-out war to save South Africa's wild rhinos. greenleft.org.au Barry Healy reviews The Last Horns of Africa, a documentary about preventing the poaching of wild rhinoceros.

Alex Bainbridge (2021-06-18). Dutton, Barilaro and the right's defamation culture war. greenleft.org.au For parties that supposedly stand for free speech, Coalition MPs are increasingly using defamation hearings to silence their critics. Alex Bainbridge looks at the right's culture war.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). Milley Says China Has a 'Ways to Go' Before It Can Take Taiwan. news.antiwar.com Despite the constant hype around a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley believes China has a "ways to go" when it comes to developing the capability to take the island. "My assessment, in terms of capability, I think China has a ways to go to develop …

Jason Ditz (2021-06-18). 23 Afghan Commandos Killed in Fighting in Northern Faryab. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting is continuing in northern Faryab Province of Afghanistan, The Taliban has contested parts of Faryab for weeks, and are putting intense pressure on the special forces. The troops reportedly expected reinforcements, sending vehicles away from the center of the contested district to pick up more fighters. | While the vehicles were gone, the Taliban attacked again in force, and caused many of the casualties. It turns…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-18). Faced with New ICC Prosecutor, Opposition in Venezuela Pushes for Desired Verdict. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan opposition and its international allies increased their pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) with new maneuvers to encourage a hasty verdict against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Statements by opposition elements perhaps reflected their frustration with the ICC's change of management this week. Before her departure, outgoing ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda did not provide the confirmation they had hoped to receive to their damaging accusations regarding the South American nation. | Therefore, spokespeople for the opposition factions requested that British lawyer Karim Kh…

Staff (2021-06-18). US Eases Some Sanctions Against Venezuela to 'Address the Pandemic'. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, June 16, the The Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) explained that the license granted permits transactions and activities with the Central Bank of Venezuela, Banco de Venezuela and Banco Bicentenario, among others, that involve masks, ventilators and oxygen tanks, vaccines and the production of vacci…

James Corbett (2021-06-18). How the West Re-colonized China. globalresearch.ca The "Chinese dragon" of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families.

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). "There Is A Serious Possibility China Will Occupy A Taiwanese Island" southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | Mainstream media outlets have once again fueling rumors about the incoming 'Chinese invasion of Taiwan' amid the developing economic and diplomatic tensions between China and the United States. | "There is now a serious possibility that China seeks to occupy one of the outer islands," a Sydney-based d…

Charles Enderlin (2021-06-18). Israel-Palestine: a New Chapter Begins. counterpunch.org I have the impression of being in the film Back to the Future, and to relive all the battles lost by the Palestinians and their allies amongst the anti-annexationist Israeli Left. Consider, for example, the colonisation of the Sheikh Jarrah quarter in East Jerusalem, back in the news. I filmed the arrival of the first

Angela (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: The Tide is Shifting: Palestine Advocacy in 2021. indybay.org Webinar…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-18). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=ha… | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-18). Turkey's Turn To Test Its Luck In The 'Graveyard Of Empires' (UPDATED). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The article was updated with the following photos and footage of Taliban preparing for further operations: | Click to see full-size image | Click to see full-size image |

WSWS (2021-06-18). Break the isolation of the strike of the Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia! wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site calls on Volvo workers and all autoworkers to come to the support of the nearly 3,000 striking Volvo Trucks workers at the New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). A letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education on the World Socialist Web Site, Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project. wsws.org This letter from WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North was sent to the Chronicle of Higher Education in response to its article, "'What the Hell Happened?' Inside the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure case."

Fred Gardner (2021-06-18). Marx in the Afterlife, According to Bob Dylan. counterpunch.org On Rough and Rowdy Ways, the album Dylan released as he turned 80, there's a song called "My Own Version of You" in which he shows us Karl Marx burning in Hell and getting the skin whipped off his back (along with Sigmund Freud). Stand over there by the cypress tree Where the Trojan women

Gloria Rubac (2021-06-18). Life without parole is 'silent execution'. workers.org Slow death row. A silent execution. These are some of the names given a relatively new sentence option in the U.S. criminal legal system — life without parole. LWOP sentences a person to spend the rest of their life incarcerated with absolutely no possibility of ever being released. The person . . . |

Tania Siddiqi (2021-06-18). Farmers continue militant actions in India. workers.org June 14 marks 200 days of the Farmers' Protest at the Delhi border of India. Farmers remain steadfast in their goal to have the state repeal three oppressive farm bills. Since Workers World last reported on the protests in February, there has been important movement work taking place throughout India. . . . |

Maureen Skehan (2021-06-18). Trans resistance in Boston. workers.org The Second Annual Boston Trans Resistance March, Vigil and Pride Fest — uplifting the global Black Trans Lives Matter struggle and radical roots of LGBTQ+ Pride — gathered in Nubian Square, Roxbury, on June 12. The rally was led by Athena Vaughn and Chastity Jamaria Bowick of Trans Resistance and . . . |

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). Large Blast Hits Gas Pipeline In Capital Of Lugansk People's Republic (Video). southfront.org

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). Russia's KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" Spotted Participating In Patrol In Northern Syria For First Time. southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | Russia's KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" has been spotted participating in a joint patrol with Turkish forces in northern Syria for the first time. The patrol took place in the province of al-Hasakah on June 17. | The KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" is a wheeled mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle. The vehicle is based on the KAMAZ-43269 and has increased personnel protection capabilities. | So far, such vehicles have been rarely seen in Syria. However, it seems that Russia is set to continue to fiel…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-18). Rumors Abound Of Chinese Vice-Premier Defecting To The U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In recent days, there's been rumors, especially around Twitter and Chinese Anti-Communist Party media of a high-level defection from the People's Republic. | Reports are filled with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (Ëë£ÁªèÁ∫¨) defected in mid-February 2021. | He allegedly flew from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang. | t.co/qK2chSPanW via Anonymous765 (2021-06-18). Join Resistance. Support Independent Voice! southfront.org DEAR FRIENDS, | : | Since June 1, we've collected 1360 USD. This is about 27% of the monthly budget needed to continue SouthFront work and further. | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsL BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-18). If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again. indybay.org Urban decay, progressive renewal…

Waging Nonviolence (2021-06-18). 5 ways to push antisemites and the Alt-Right out of the Palestinian solidarity movement. juancole.com By Shane Burley | — With support for Palestinian freedom hitting a new level, intentional strategies are needed to stop white nationalists looking to hijack the movement. ( Waging Nonviolence ) — As Israel resumes its bombing of Gaza, and settlers attack Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line — the boundary between what …

B. Nimri Aziz (2021-06-18). Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: a Trail of Unrestrained Malice. counterpunch.org Residents of Sheikh Jarrah's resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying, it drew widespread condemnation (the US government excepted). The Palestinian dead, injured and homeless are still being tabulated, while eviction processes of Sheikh Jarrah's Arab inhabitants continue, even as we learn

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-18). Medicare changes will mean higher patient costs. greenleft.org.au The federal government plans to reduce the number of health services it is prepared to subsidise with Medicare rebates. Jim McIlroy reports.

Richard Moser (2021-06-18). The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity? counterpunch.org The modern system of austerity took shape in the mid-1970s and we are still in its grip. Austerity is meant to trap us in a destructive double-bind; the race to the bottom for millions of people is also the race to the top for the few. The cost? More than $50 trillion. The human cost in misery, death, and despair? Devastating yet uncounted.

Pete Dolack (2021-06-18). Is 20th Century Social Democracy Really the Best we Can Do? counterpunch.org Predictions are difficult to make, especially, as the old joke goes, when they are about the future. Particularly fraught have been predictions of the demise of capitalism. Conventional wisdom would have us believe that because capitalism remains the world's dominant economic system, predictions of the system's demise are not only wrong, but destined to be

Louisa Willcox (2021-06-18). Saving the Grizzlies of Jackson Hole. counterpunch.org Protecting threatened grizzly bears is about managing people. This simple truth is reinforced by the travails of Grand Teton's renowned grizzly matron, known by her number "399," and her many descendants. Today, despite her fame and protections offered by the federal Endangered Species Act, 399, along with other celebrated grizzlies living in the Jackson Hole

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-18). Get Me Water First. counterpunch.org Occasionally, you come across an article, a book, or a film with exceptional power to capture your imagination, influencing your ideas or life, or, at least, reminding you of a time when you, too, were obsessed by similar concerns and hopes. This happened to me recently by a film with the magic and tragic title, River's

Martha Burk (2021-06-18). Reagan's Bitter Legacy for Women. counterpunch.org Ronald Reagan, the most anti-woman president of the 20th century, was buried 17 years ago this June. Too bad his policies weren't buried with him. Unfortunately, they're still very much alive today. The Reagan "vision" for America, with its disproportionately negative impact on the female half, is now firmly embedded in Republican dogma. The 40th

WSWS (2021-06-18). Turkish workers and youth support striking Volvo workers: "The case of Volvo workers is now the spearhead of workers' struggle internationally" wsws.org Workers and youth in Turkey declared their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Workers in two main unions strike together in Greece over anti-labour laws; CaixaBank workers in Spain strike against job losses while unions negotiate jobs away; General strike in Lebanon as economy in free fall destroys living standards; Lesotho garment workers' pay strike continues into week four.

WSWS (2021-06-18). New York mayoral candidates hold final debate before June 22 Democratic primary. wsws.org Not one of the Democrats addressed the right-wing record of the de Blasio administration, nor were they asked.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Australian union chief at General Mills strike: Platitudes, evasions, no perspective for workers. wsws.org Sally McManus, head of Australia's union movement, is incapable of speaking directly to even a few dozen workers because she represents a bureaucracy that has nothing to offer but sell-outs and defeats.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Australia: Despite opposition, restructure continues at University of Newcastle. wsws.org Both the NTEU and the students' association are working to stifle opposition and assist management to achieve its cost-cutting demands.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Turkish workers and youth support striking Volvo workers: "The case of Volvo workers is now the spearhead of workers' struggle internationally" wsws.org Workers and youth in Turkey declare their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). What does the UAW spend its money on? wsws.org While planning to starve striking workers on the picket line with just $275 a week, the UAW continues to spend millions on its staff at its national headquarters.

WSWS (2021-06-18). 71st Berlinale opens public festival with Kevin Macdonald's The Mauritanian. wsws.org On June 9, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival commenced as an open-air event for the public. The festival began with a remarkable prelude.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Military show trial of Suu Kyi begins in Myanmar. wsws.org Behind the travesty of the closed-door proceedings, the fight against the junta raises major political issues for workers and youth.

WSWS (2021-06-18). South Korean union reaches sellout agreement to force striking delivery workers back on the job. wsws.org The union has ended the strike, even though nothing has been done to address the gruelling workloads of delivery staff, who labour for up to 14 hours per day.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Canadian capitalism's reopening drive: Inadequate vaccination rates, fast-spreading variants and the dangers of a fourth wave. wsws.org The federal Liberal government and corporatist trade unions stand full-square behind the aggressive back-to-work/back-to-school drive now being implemented by provincial governments of all political stripes across Canada.

Therese Crutcher-Marin (2021-06-18). Saturday 9/18: San Jose Team Hope 10K Run/5K Walk To Support The Huntington's Disease Society Of America. indybay.org Campbell Park at the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Campbell California…

Strong Coalition of Support (2021-06-18). Protesters Demand San Mateo County Law Enforcement Accountability. indybay.org On June 12 in Redwood City, protesters challenged the San Mateo County system that continues to police and kill Black and brown bodies at drastically higher rates than white bodies.

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Pigeon First Aid – June. indybay.org 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1513, United States…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-18). Tuesday 7/6: Digital Music Production Classes with Music Producer Alfie Macias. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

Angela (2021-06-18). Friday 6/18: A Black Lens on Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Fur Trade Death Trade: Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org 77 Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304…

Ritter Center (2021-06-18). Saturday 7/31: Under The Stars: A Sleepout to End Homelessness in Marin. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

SF Black Wallstreet (2021-06-18). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Juneteenth Festival in Gilman Park. indybay.org Gilman Park, 903 Gilman Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-18). Public Housing Tenants Protest Privatization. indybay.org In classic struggle, low income people are organizing against abuses by the powerful…

David Giesen (2021-06-18). Friday 6/18: Will Juneteenth go mainstreamed into oblivion? indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/95970820640?pwd=cHNYeTQyQktHNm…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

Frauke Banse, Friederike Habermann & Jai Sen (2021-06-18). Our World is Not For Sale! indybay.org People's Global Action (PGA) was organized in a decentralized way by movements from all parts of the world. But we had no staff and no fixed funding. Everything was through crowdfunding. People were inspired by what PGA stood for, which was, first, the rejection of capitalism. Later, at the second conference in India in 1999, the rejection of all kinds of domination was added, including sexism, racism, and so on.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-18). Thursday 7/8: Drawing and Screenprinting Classes with Printmaker Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: Meetup: The History Behind Juneteenth. indybay.org online…

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-18). Should A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? indybay.org Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Sri Lankan government lifts fuel price, deepening social assault on workers and the poor. wsws.org "We've already been affected by the high price of goods and so the fuel price increase will make life intolerable."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Life after cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

Fred Fuentes (2021-06-18). Video: No life like it — A tribute to the revolutionary activism of Ernie Tate. greenleft.org.au An internationalist tribute to the life, activism and legacy of Ernie Tate (1934-2021).

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-06-18). Cuban banks no longer accepting US dollars. greenleft.org.au Cuban banks and other financial institutions will cease accepting US dollars on June 21, reports Ian Ellis-Jones, due to the tightening of restrictions on United States and foreign banks.

RT News (2021-06-18). "Government Stole Our Water": US Farmers Ready for Standoff with Feds in Drought Irrigation Crisis, Expect Right-wing Militia Help. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Teresa Xie (2021-06-18). Computer Screens and Pieces of Paper. thenation.com Computer Screens and Pieces of Paper…

Cassidy Morales (2021-06-18). Why Are There Cops in Schools? thenation.com Why Are There Cops in Schools?

Joe Glenton (2021-06-17). MOD to blow £36m on small boats to look after the big boats. thecanary.co G7The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is spending £36m on small patrol boats to defend navy ships. 18 new police patrol craft will start coming into service by July 2022. A government Their roles will include looking after ships in harbour, creating cordons, and guiding vessels in and out of port. 16 will go to MOD police and two will head to Gibraltar, a key UK military outpost in the Mediterranean. They w…

Tracy Keeling (2021-06-17). Tadpoles among the first in line to test the UK's G7 biodiversity promise. thecanary.co Tadpoles have emerged as unlikely pioneers who are putting the UK government's G7 promise on biodiversity to the test. | At the recent summit, the government

Workers World Party (2021-06-17). PDF of June 17 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Two faces of imperialism G7/NATO: Diplomacy among thieves Venezuela, Cabo Verde, the case of Alex Saab Also: Reparations victory Harvard workers battle layoffs Colonial legacy: anti-LGBTQ+ laws Palestine & solidarity LUMA protest Editorial: ‚ÄÇCuts punish jobless GLOBAL: India, Greece, Honduras, France, 'African Lion,' Peru. Tear down the walls: . . . |

Editor2 (2021-06-17). Negotiations on TRIPs Waiver Reveal Limitations of Global Structures to Address Covid-19 Pandemic. orinocotribune.com By Meenuka Mathew — Jun 15, 2021 | India and South Africa's proposal to the WTO on waiving the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) comes as a hope in addressing the vaccine shortage. | The pandemic crisis in India did not allow the government to accept the invitation to the G7 summit that concluded on Monday at pristine beach in Cornwall, England. India's unavailability reflects the reality of the world. Only the G7 Nations would be able to have experience talks without masks and have beach walks during a global pandemic. The final communiqué of the summit is full of commitments and…

Staff (2021-06-17). To Pave the Way for Medicare for All, We Need to Overcome "Citizens United" truthout.org There's only one person in this photograph/video of last week's G7 meeting who represents a country where an illness can destroy an entire family, leaving them bankrupt and homeless, with the repercussions of that sudden fall into poverty echoing down through generations. | Most Americans have no idea that the United States is quite literally the only country in the "developed world" that doesn't define healthcare as an absolute right for all of its citizens. That's it. We're the only one left.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). China Flies Record 28 Warplanes Near Taiwan In Show Of Force Following G7 Spat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14th, China's People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAA) flew a record 28 warplanes toward Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry said. | The largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis in 2020. | Taiwan's air force deployed its combat air patrol forces in response and monitored the situation in the southwestern part of the island's air defense identification zone with its air defense systems, the Ministry of National Defense said. | The latest f…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-17). The Imperialist Nature Of G7. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Jun 14, 2021 | The 2021 summit of the Group of Seven (G7) — lasting from June 11 to 13 — was

WSWS (2021-06-17). At G7 summit, Tokyo escalates tensions with China over Taiwan. wsws.org Japan, in line with Washington, is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to challenge the "One China" policy and pressure Beijing.

Staff (2021-06-17). Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the United States that is carried out against the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been illegally detained in Cape Verde since June 12, 2020. | According to a review published by the Cape Verdean news outlet Noticias do Norte, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said that "only the Constitutional Court (TC) has autonomous constitutional jurisdiction to decide on the case," i…

Walter Smolarek (2021-06-17). What does Biden's summit spree tell us about the future of U.S. empire? liberationnews.org Joe Biden took part in several key international meetings over the last week covering a wide range of issues but with one key goal in mind: intensify the new Cold War with China and construct a global front towards this end.

_____ (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden Summit 'Seems Thin'. popularresistance.org The results of the Putin-Biden summit today in Geneva seem to be thin. The meetings were expected to last for 4 to 5 hours but ended after little more than 2 hours. | During his press conference President Vladimir Putin said that the talks were constructive. He lauded Biden as very experienced politician and said that they had two hours of face time. | There were a few results: | The ambassadors of both sides, who had been recalled from Washington and Moscow, will return to their posts. | There will be new expert rounds about cybersecurity. | There may be talks about an exchange of prisoners. | There will be new…

WSWS (2021-06-17). US seeks to ease tensions at Biden-Putin summit, as anti-China drive escalates. wsws.org Against the backdrop of the intensifying US-led war drive against China, Washington appears to be trying to ease tensions with the Kremlin in an effort to isolate Beijing.

Andrew Korybko (2021-06-17). The Putin-Biden Summit: A Mutual Will to Improve US-Russia Relations? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. libya360.wordpress.com John Quigley Space Attacks and Cyber Attacks Could Now Trigger Military Intervention Under Article 5 of the NATO Treaty The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China. So does a new stipulation—announced at…

John Quigley (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. covertactionmagazine.com The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace. peoplesdispatch.org The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of "squeezing" Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US' global position…

Staff (2021-06-17). Al-Buraq Revolution: Legacy, Continuing Struggle and the Palestinian Prisoners' Movement. samidoun.net The following is a slightly updated version of the article originally published on 17 June 2017 by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The living legacy of Fouad Hijazi, Atta al-Zeer, Mohammed Jamjoum and the Buraq Revolution is deeply relevant today, especially as extremist Zionist forces engage in "flag marches" designed to declare full colonial control over all of Palestinian Jerusalem while chanting slogans like "Death to the Arabs." A very similar march sparked the uprising of 1929. The close ties between Zionism and British colonialism — which would eventually imprison 900 Palestinians an…

Staff (2021-06-17). No Ôªøfunding? No problem, for Baltimore's co-ops. therealnews.com While large corporations received billions in tax breaks and subsidies, worker co-ops struggled to raise capital. So worker-owners in Baltimore started their own revolving loan fund, supporting nearly two dozen co-ops as they successfully weathered COVID-19.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-17). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

Claudia Chaufan (2021-06-17). Socialism or Barbarism in Times of COVID. orinocotribune.com By Claudia Chaufan — Jun 14, 2021 | "With every forced postponement, the capital's systems contradictions can only be aggravated, bringing with them even greater danger for the very survival of humanity. If the next century is really going to be capital's triumphant "American century," there will be no more centuries for humans afterwards, let alone a full millennium. | Given the present stage of development, with its greatly intertwined problems crying out for a lasting solution, only a universally viable approach can work. But despite its enforced "globalization," capital's incurably iniquitous system is s…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran: IRCS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that the largest shipment of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine will arrive in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday which is high in number since the outbreak.

news.un (2021-06-17). UN chief urges debt relief extension for middle-income countries. news.un.org Innovative measures to address debt are required to help the world's more than 100 middle-income countries expand their economies and exit the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Thursday.

news.un (2021-06-17). Political impasse in Haiti, amid rising humanitarian needs, ahead of crucial elections. news.un.org Amid worsening socioeconomic conditions, rising criminal gang violence and a resurgence of COVID-19, Haiti's leaders must commit to good-faith dialogue aimed at ending a longstanding and damaging political impasse, the UN's senior official in the country told the Security Council today.

Matthew Grace (2021-06-17). Video: Our Son Died 12 Hours After Vaccine Jab. "Murdered by J and J" globalresearch.ca Important report by Matthew Grace | Medical researcher and health consultant Matthew Grace interviews grieving parents Pam and Jeff Goodman to discuss and dissect the coverup and criminal promotion of the Covid 19 "vaccination," | Many shocking revelations and irrefutable facts are …

Matthew Grace (2021-06-17). Video: Our Son Died of Heart Attack 12 Hours After Vaccine Jab. "Murdered by J and J" globalresearch.ca Important report by Matthew Grace | Medical researcher and health consultant Matthew Grace interviews grieving parents Pam and Jeff Goodman to discuss and dissect the coverup and criminal promotion of the Covid 19 "vaccination," | Many shocking revelations and irrefutable facts are …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines: A Journey of Collaboration and Revolutionary Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com Jyotsna Singh The Soberana 01 and Soberana 02 vaccines and the Soberana Plus Booster shot have been developed by the Finlay Institute of Vaccines. Photo: Mixael Porto Chiong, Javier Martínez Acosta, La Pupila Asombrada With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-06-17). The callous position of the EU in the access to vaccines negotiations. peoplesdispatch.org Despite attempts by the European Commission to stall discussion on the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines, the proposal has inched forward with support from the European Parliament and some parliaments of EU members states…

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-06-17). Lives First, Profits Later: How to Close the Global Vaccine Gap. aclu.org Here in the United States, many are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 12. However, across the world we see a stark contrast to this American experience. Today, Africa only accounts for 1 percent of the world's vaccine administration, and much of Asia and South America are struggling to even acquire access to the vaccines. This alarmingly high discrepancy in vaccine access and administration around the world, known as the global vaccine gap, is…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-17). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Ano Turtiainen MP (2021-06-17). Member of Parliament in Finland Warns Government that They Are Guilty of Genocide for Misleading Public on COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-17). Video: Pharmacist Quits CVS Job Over Refusal to Kill People with COVID-19 Shots and Becomes a Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Joshua Barocas (2021-06-17). Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks. thenation.com Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks…

WSWS (2021-06-17). Nepal plunges deeper into political crisis as pandemic rages across the country. wsws.org One of the poorest countries in Asia, Nepal is now being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and politically roiled by the explosive geopolitical rivalry between the US and India, on the one hand, and China, on the other.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of "The Daily Show" became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of The Daily Show became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). To end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we need to end inequities. peoplesdispatch.org 40 years after the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the launch of the access to medicines movement, we bring a conversation with Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa. Mark reflects on the lessons to draw while we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

WSWS (2021-06-17). California lifts all coronavirus restrictions amid warnings of a surge in infections among the unvaccinated. wsws.org The state, the first in the US to impose a lockdown last year, ended allrestrictions on Tuesday.

Free Commander X (2021-06-17). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

Napoléon Gómez Urrutia (2021-06-17). México — El litio: Recurso estratégico nacional. globalizacion.ca El mundo se encuentra en una transición energética que cambiará las dinámicas humanas y tendrá un gran impacto en todas las naciones del planeta. El litio va a jugar un papel preponderante, no únicamente como metal capaz de cambiar las…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-17). Large Mural Painted on Closed Off Montgomery Street. indybay.org Demonstrations for Palestine Continue as Supporters Paint a | Street Mural in Front of the Israeli and Colombian Consulates…

Ana Vračar (2021-06-17). National strike in Colombia also a fight for fair access to health care. peoplesdispatch.org Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). In Peru, as Keiko Fujimori refuses to concede, fears of coup rise. peoplesdispatch.org According to the official results announced by the Peruvian Electoral Authority — ONPE, Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party has won the elections with 50.137% votes.

_____ (2021-06-17). A Peasant-Teacher Just Won The Peruvian Elections. popularresistance.org On the ground in Lima, the cloud of political uncertainty remains so thick it can be difficult to grasp the basic facts about this election and its historic importance for the people of Peru. | The election of peasant-teacher Pedro Castillo from the Perú Libre (Free Peru) party as the new Peruvian president on 6 June was a victory for the country's popular forces — an outcome almost impossible to imagine even just a few months ago. Castillo's win has seen Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former Peruvian neoliberal dictator Alberto Fujimori, lose the presidential race for the third time in ten years — a…

Ben Radford (2021-06-17). Peru: Leftist candidate wins, right cries 'fraud'. greenleft.org.au Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, leader of the Free Peru party and former school teacher, won the final round of the Peruvian presidential elections. Ben Radford reports.

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-06-17). Peru: Behind the right's attempts to overturn the election. greenleft.org.au José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-17). Breaking the Stasis: The Left writes a new chapter in Peru. mronline.org On June 10, 2021, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) published the results of the second round of elections to elect the new president of Peru, with the winner being Pedro Castillo, the candidate for the leftist party Peru Libre (PL). | June 17, 2021…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-17). øPerú al borde de la guerra civil? El levantamiento de los desposeídos. globalizacion.ca El 28 de julio de 2021, Perú, con sus 33 millones de habitantes, celebra los 200 años de Independencia. El Pueblo de Perú puede haber elegido esta celebración del Bicentenario, para provocar un cambio drástico en su país de oligarquía…

Kayla Popuchet (2021-06-17). Pedro Castillo's Humble Roots Inspire Perú's Masses. zcomm.org Could Upend U.S.-Perú Relations…

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-17). People's Action Endorses Maya Wiley in Contentious NYC Primary. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral primary election. Wiley is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. She is also endorsed by People's Action member organizations Community Voices Heard Power, …

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-17). People's Action Endorses Five New York City Council Candidates. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced five endorsements for the New York City municipal elections. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. The candidates are also endorsed by People's Action member organizations or affiliates, Bronx Action, Community Voices Heard …

Andy Kroll (2021-06-17). America Is Stabbing Itself in the Back. tomdispatch.com Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy. The big lie uniting and motivating today's Republicans is, of course, that Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, won the 2020 presidential election. Other big lies in our recent past include the notion that climate change is nothing but a Chinese hoax, that Russia was responsible for Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat in 2016, and that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was necessary because that country's leader, Saddam Hussein, had something to do with the 9/11 attacks (he didn't!) and possessed weapons of mass destruction that could be u…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Ending hours of presidential election campaigns in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Wednesday, June 17, set as the last day of campaigning for presidential, city and village councils' election in Tehran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Guardian Council's Spokesman holds presser ahead of elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Guardian Council Spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei held a press conference at IRIB Conferences Center on Thu. ahead of Iran 2021 Presidential Election in the presence of domestic and foreign media correspondents.

Staff (2021-06-17). Iranian embassy in Japan ready for Presidential elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador in Tokyo said that the embassy is poised to hold Iran Presidential election on Friday, July 18.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi visits Tabriz. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi visited Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province on Wednesday ahead of presidential election and spoke among his supporters at Baghe Shomal Stadium.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Leader of Islamic Revolution to cast vote at 7 am on Fri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will cast his vote for 13th Presidential Election at Hosseiniyah of Imam Khomeini (RA) at 7: 00 am on Friday June 18 in the early minutes of voting.

Staff (2021-06-17). Did Trump Just Concede? Former President Says "We Didn't Win" on Fox News. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 election to now-President Joe Biden, has finally seemed to acknowledge that he will never be named the true winner of that year's presidential race. | While being interviewed by Fox News's Sean Hannity on Wednesday night,

Jason Ditz (2021-06-17). IAEA Chief Wants Nuclear Deal to Wait for New Iran Govt. news.antiwar.com Just days from the start of the Iranian presidential election, IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi has made a surprising reversal in the nuclear talks, saying he believes the JCPOA That's a stiffing comment, as talks are ongoing in Vienna, Iran's outgoing Rouhani government has called on everyone to make a deal before the election, and has even suggested that the terms are virtually in place, awaiting a few details. | Rouhani came into…

WSWS (2021-06-17). German Green Party election conference endorses the use of armed combat drones. wsws.org The Greens are aware that their decision paves the way for regular use of this murderous means of warfare by the German military.

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Iran to get votes of Iranians living in 133 countries: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that 234 ballot boxes will be installed in 133 countries on Friday for facilitation of voting procedure for Iranians residing abroad.

Noam Chomsky (2021-06-17). Republicans Are Willing to Destroy Democracy to Retake Power. zcomm.org It's hard to garner votes with the slogan "I want to rob you. Vote for me." That leaves only a few options. One is to prevent the "wrong people" from voting.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). House Votes to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the House The effort was led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). "Repeal can prevent our country from entering another protected protracted engagement under this outdated authority," Lee said on Thur…

Victor Grossman (2021-06-17). Small State but big questions. mronline.org A week ago Saxony-Anhalt voted! The media prediction — a neck-and-neck race — was cock-eyed! But outside Sachsen-Anhalt (in German), did anyone really give a damn? Yes, some did! | June 17, 2021…

David Swanson (2021-06-17). Goodbye to an AUMF. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 17, 2021 With the U.S. House voting and the U.S. Senate promising to vote on repealing an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) from 2002 (essentially a sort of weasely pseudo-permission for President George W. Bush to decide on his own whether to attack and destroy …

WSWS (2021-06-17). Detroit City Council approves ordinance that authorizes high tech surveillance of the public, including facial recognition. wsws.org The council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that empowers any city department to buy and use advanced surveillance tools on the public while fraudulently claiming there would be "community input" on any future purchases.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Why Sioux Falls Smithfield workers should vote "No" on the second sellout contract. wsws.org To repay these workers who were hailed as heroes at every turn by the company and in the media, Smithfield, with the support of the UFCW, is offering a pittance to workers.

Teresa Gutierrez (2021-06-17). Kamala Harris goes to Central America ‚àí and so does Wall St. workers.org In 1973, Eduardo Galeano wrote what was then a groundbreaking book, "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." Galeano carefully detailed and beautifully summarized how colonialism and then capitalism, specifically U.S. capitalism, overtook the Americas by chicanery and force to rob and plunder the . . . |

John Wojcik (2021-06-17). Republicans lose again: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, 7 to 2. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by red states to Obamacare, preserving health insurance coverage for many millions of Americans. Barely able to control his delight, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain immediately tweeted: "It's still a Big F—ing Deal," referencing then-Vice President Biden's 2009 remarks when the Affordable Care Act was first …

Gerald E. Scorse (2021-06-17). Nobody Dodges Taxes Like the Super-Rich. dissidentvoice.org President Biden's big plans for America rest in part on his plans to pay for them by raising taxes on the rich. He wants the top marginal rate restored to 39.6%. He wants households making more than $1 million a year to pay the same rates on capital gains as regular people pay on income …

Jeff Bryant (2021-06-17). The Triumph of Community Schools. progressive.org Biden's support suggests an end to government policies that blame teachers for low test scores.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-06-17). US Congressman Urges Biden to End 'Misguided and Immoral' Venezuela Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Despite pledges to "review" the sanctions policy, the Biden administration has yet to enforce any changes.

Juan Cole (2021-06-17). Not only Should Congress repeal 2002 Authorization for use of Force in Iraq, it should Apologize for that Pack of Lies. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Jacob Pramuk at CNBC reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Biden White House are backing an attempt to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the Bush administration to launch the Iraq War. The repeal is driven in part by the Trump …

Richard Javad Heydarian (2021-06-17). Biden's China Policy Gets ASEAN Cold Shoulder. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). Treasury Secretary Says US to Decouple From China in Some Areas. news.antiwar.com Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she expects Like other Biden officials,

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). US Ambassador to UN Wants to Fight Against China 'Every Step of the Way'. news.antiwar.com President Biden's ambassador to the UN on Wednesday "They exert enormous influence in the United Nations, and it's malign … influence that promotes an authoritarian approach to multilateralism," Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We need to fight that every step of the way." | Thomas-Greenfield said the US is regularly addressing China's alleged human rights abuses agains…

Staff (2021-06-17). Democrats Prepare $6 Trillion Infrastructure Bill That Sidesteps GOP. truthout.org Senate Democrats are in talks over a $6 trillion reconciliation package that would sidestep Republican opposition and contain provisions over and above President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposals to address the climate crisis and expand Medicare. | The package

_____ (2021-06-17). Biden's Buffoonish War on Extremism. strategic-culture.org By James BOVARD | The Biden administration

Rebecca Gordon (2021-06-17). Social Security Versus National Security. counterpunch.org These days my conversations with friends about the new administration go something like this: "Biden's doing better than I thought he would." "Yeah. Vaccinations, infrastructure, acknowledging racism in policing. A lot of pieces of the Green New Deal, without calling it that. The child subsidies. It's kind of amazing." "But on the military—" "Yeah, same

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-17). NATO Has Been Called Greatest Threat to World Peace—Now Biden Plans Dangerous Expansion That Will Increase Military Spending and Escalate the Risk of War. covertactionmagazine.com Biden calls support for NATO a "sacred obligation" as he raises false alarms about alleged military threats from Russia and China.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-17). On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel. dissidentvoice.org Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu's political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia as a …

Staff (2021-06-17). Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Suggest FBI Attacked Capitol. truthout.org The evolution — or devolution, if you will — of the right's January 6 narrative continues apace, but is steering toward strange waters. When it happened, it was deemed an appalling attack against the very fabric of democracy … but Donald Trump didn't like that, because the attackers were his people, and so the story began to change. It was antifa! Black Lives Matter protesters! No, that didn't stick. Wait, they were peaceful tourists! See how they stay within the ropes as they…

The Associated Press (2021-06-17). US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims. latinorebels.com The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.

Staff (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Backs Catholic Foster Care Agency in LGBTQ Discrimination Case. truthout.org This morning the Supreme Court While it's crucial to consider the implications of this case — Fulton v. City of Philadelphia — for non-discrimination ru…

James Esseks (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Again Rejects a License to Discriminate. aclu.org Today the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling that one taxpayer-funded religious agency in Philadelphia has a right to renew its contract to provide foster care services to the city, despite its unwillingness to comply with the city's non-discrimination requirement, because the city's contract had a mechanism for allowing individualized exceptions to its non-discrimination policy that it did not grant to that agency. Importantly, the court did not rule (as the agency asked) that there is a constitutional right for government contractors such as the foster care agency to discriminate in their work for the city…

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-06-17). Eighty years Ago: June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany Attacks the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear on the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. Furthermore, as a German historian has recently convincingly demonstrated, it …

Editor2 (2021-06-17). An Interview With Silvio Rodríguez on his Music, Life & his Support for the Campaign to Award Cuban Doctors the Nobel Peace Prize. orinocotribune.com After being cured by a Cuban doctor, a farmer from a Latin American country related that what had impressed him most was that "Cuba did not offer what it had left over, but shared what it had." | The above anecdote was related by a Cuban who has for decades shared beautiful graphemes harmonized in an ethereal palette of colors, songs with which he has painted ideas, thoughts, and introspections on the canvas of life. | Silvio Rodríguez: A piece of music is a piece of energy that a human materializes and shares with others. There are many types but all, in some way, have their audience. Sometimes songs that don't…

Sarah Lahm (2021-06-17). Midwest Dispatch: Minneapolis's Lead Newspaper Gets a Pulitzer, But What About Accountability? progressive.org The Star Tribune won the prestigious award for its coverage of George Floyd's murder, but the community is demanding that the paper be held accountable for its racist and inaccurate reporting on the killing of other Black men.

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Andrew Korybko (2021-06-17). The Putin-Biden Summit: A Mutual Will to Improve US-Russia Relations? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-17). US seeks to ease tensions at Biden-Putin summit, as anti-China drive escalates. wsws.org Against the backdrop of the intensifying US-led war drive against China, Washington appears to be trying to ease tensions with the Kremlin in an effort to isolate Beijing.

Staff (2021-06-17). Al-Buraq Revolution: Legacy, Continuing Struggle and the Palestinian Prisoners' Movement. samidoun.net The following is a slightly updated version of the article originally published on 17 June 2017 by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The living legacy of Fouad Hijazi, Atta al-Zeer, Mohammed Jamjoum and the Buraq Revolution is deeply relevant today, especially as extremist Zionist forces engage in "flag marches" designed to declare full colonial control over all of Palestinian Jerusalem while chanting slogans like "Death to the Arabs." A very similar march sparked the uprising of 1929. The close ties between Zionism and British colonialism — which would eventually imprison 900 Palestinians an…

Staff (2021-06-17). No Ôªøfunding? No problem, for Baltimore's co-ops. therealnews.com While large corporations received billions in tax breaks and subsidies, worker co-ops struggled to raise capital. So worker-owners in Baltimore started their own revolving loan fund, supporting nearly two dozen co-ops as they successfully weathered COVID-19.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-17). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Nepal plunges deeper into political crisis as pandemic rages across the country. wsws.org One of the poorest countries in Asia, Nepal is now being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and politically roiled by the explosive geopolitical rivalry between the US and India, on the one hand, and China, on the other.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of "The Daily Show" became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of The Daily Show became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

Claudia Chaufan (2021-06-17). Socialism or Barbarism in Times of COVID. orinocotribune.com By Claudia Chaufan — Jun 14, 2021 | "With every forced postponement, the capital's systems contradictions can only be aggravated, bringing with them even greater danger for the very survival of humanity. If the next century is really going to be capital's triumphant "American century," there will be no more centuries for humans afterwards, let alone a full millennium. | Given the present stage of development, with its greatly intertwined problems crying out for a lasting solution, only a universally viable approach can work. But despite its enforced "globalization," capital's incurably iniquitous system is s…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). To end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we need to end inequities. peoplesdispatch.org 40 years after the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the launch of the access to medicines movement, we bring a conversation with Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa. Mark reflects on the lessons to draw while we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ano Turtiainen MP (2021-06-17). Member of Parliament in Finland Warns Government that They Are Guilty of Genocide for Misleading Public on COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-17). Video: Pharmacist Quits CVS Job Over Refusal to Kill People with COVID-19 Shots and Becomes a Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-17). At G7 summit, Tokyo escalates tensions with China over Taiwan. wsws.org Japan, in line with Washington, is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to challenge the "One China" policy and pressure Beijing.

Staff (2021-06-17). To Pave the Way for Medicare for All, We Need to Overcome "Citizens United" truthout.org There's only one person in this photograph/video of last week's G7 meeting who represents a country where an illness can destroy an entire family, leaving them bankrupt and homeless, with the repercussions of that sudden fall into poverty echoing down through generations. | Most Americans have no idea that the United States is quite literally the only country in the "developed world" that doesn't define healthcare as an absolute right for all of its citizens. That's it. We're the only one left.

Editor2 (2021-06-17). Negotiations on TRIPs Waiver Reveal Limitations of Global Structures to Address Covid-19 Pandemic. orinocotribune.com By Meenuka Mathew — Jun 15, 2021 | India and South Africa's proposal to the WTO on waiving the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) comes as a hope in addressing the vaccine shortage. | The pandemic crisis in India did not allow the government to accept the invitation to the G7 summit that concluded on Monday at pristine beach in Cornwall, England. India's unavailability reflects the reality of the world. Only the G7 Nations would be able to have experience talks without masks and have beach walks during a global pandemic. The final communiqué of the summit is full of commitments and…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). China Flies Record 28 Warplanes Near Taiwan In Show Of Force Following G7 Spat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14th, China's People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAA) flew a record 28 warplanes toward Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry said. | The largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis in 2020. | Taiwan's air force deployed its combat air patrol forces in response and monitored the situation in the southwestern part of the island's air defense identification zone with its air defense systems, the Ministry of National Defense said. | The latest f…

Workers World Party (2021-06-17). PDF of June 17 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Two faces of imperialism G7/NATO: Diplomacy among thieves Venezuela, Cabo Verde, the case of Alex Saab Also: Reparations victory Harvard workers battle layoffs Colonial legacy: anti-LGBTQ+ laws Palestine & solidarity LUMA protest Editorial: ‚ÄÇCuts punish jobless GLOBAL: India, Greece, Honduras, France, 'African Lion,' Peru. Tear down the walls: . . . |

Joe Glenton (2021-06-17). MOD to blow £36m on small boats to look after the big boats. thecanary.co G7The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is spending £36m on small patrol boats to defend navy ships. 18 new police patrol craft will start coming into service by July 2022. A government Their roles will include looking after ships in harbour, creating cordons, and guiding vessels in and out of port. 16 will go to MOD police and two will head to Gibraltar, a key UK military outpost in the Mediterranean. They w…

Tracy Keeling (2021-06-17). Tadpoles among the first in line to test the UK's G7 biodiversity promise. thecanary.co Tadpoles have emerged as unlikely pioneers who are putting the UK government's G7 promise on biodiversity to the test. | At the recent summit, the government

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-17). The Imperialist Nature Of G7. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Jun 14, 2021 | The 2021 summit of the Group of Seven (G7) — lasting from June 11 to 13 — was

Staff (2021-06-17). Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the United States that is carried out against the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been illegally detained in Cape Verde since June 12, 2020. | According to a review published by the Cape Verdean news outlet Noticias do Norte, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said that "only the Constitutional Court (TC) has autonomous constitutional jurisdiction to decide on the case," i…

_____ (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden Summit 'Seems Thin'. popularresistance.org The results of the Putin-Biden summit today in Geneva seem to be thin. The meetings were expected to last for 4 to 5 hours but ended after little more than 2 hours. | During his press conference President Vladimir Putin said that the talks were constructive. He lauded Biden as very experienced politician and said that they had two hours of face time. | There were a few results: | The ambassadors of both sides, who had been recalled from Washington and Moscow, will return to their posts. | There will be new expert rounds about cybersecurity. | There may be talks about an exchange of prisoners. | There will be new…

John Quigley (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. covertactionmagazine.com The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace. peoplesdispatch.org The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of "squeezing" Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US' global position…

Matthew Grace (2021-06-17). Video: Our Son Died of Heart Attack 12 Hours After Vaccine Jab. "Murdered by J and J" globalresearch.ca Important report by Matthew Grace | Medical researcher and health consultant Matthew Grace interviews grieving parents Pam and Jeff Goodman to discuss and dissect the coverup and criminal promotion of the Covid 19 "vaccination," | Many shocking revelations and irrefutable facts are …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines: A Journey of Collaboration and Revolutionary Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com Jyotsna Singh The Soberana 01 and Soberana 02 vaccines and the Soberana Plus Booster shot have been developed by the Finlay Institute of Vaccines. Photo: Mixael Porto Chiong, Javier Martínez Acosta, La Pupila Asombrada With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-06-17). The callous position of the EU in the access to vaccines negotiations. peoplesdispatch.org Despite attempts by the European Commission to stall discussion on the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines, the proposal has inched forward with support from the European Parliament and some parliaments of EU members states…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran: IRCS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that the largest shipment of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine will arrive in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday which is high in number since the outbreak.

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-06-17). Lives First, Profits Later: How to Close the Global Vaccine Gap. aclu.org Here in the United States, many are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 12. However, across the world we see a stark contrast to this American experience. Today, Africa only accounts for 1 percent of the world's vaccine administration, and much of Asia and South America are struggling to even acquire access to the vaccines. This alarmingly high discrepancy in vaccine access and administration around the world, known as the global vaccine gap, is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-17). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Joshua Barocas (2021-06-17). Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks. thenation.com Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks…

WSWS (2021-06-17). California lifts all coronavirus restrictions amid warnings of a surge in infections among the unvaccinated. wsws.org The state, the first in the US to impose a lockdown last year, ended allrestrictions on Tuesday.

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Napoléon Gómez Urrutia (2021-06-17). México — El litio: Recurso estratégico nacional. globalizacion.ca El mundo se encuentra en una transición energética que cambiará las dinámicas humanas y tendrá un gran impacto en todas las naciones del planeta. El litio va a jugar un papel preponderante, no únicamente como metal capaz de cambiar las…

Free Commander X (2021-06-17). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

Ana Vračar (2021-06-17). National strike in Colombia also a fight for fair access to health care. peoplesdispatch.org Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-17). Large Mural Painted on Closed Off Montgomery Street. indybay.org Demonstrations for Palestine Continue as Supporters Paint a | Street Mural in Front of the Israeli and Colombian Consulates…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). In Peru, as Keiko Fujimori refuses to concede, fears of coup rise. peoplesdispatch.org According to the official results announced by the Peruvian Electoral Authority — ONPE, Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party has won the elections with 50.137% votes.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-17). Breaking the Stasis: The Left writes a new chapter in Peru. mronline.org On June 10, 2021, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) published the results of the second round of elections to elect the new president of Peru, with the winner being Pedro Castillo, the candidate for the leftist party Peru Libre (PL). | June 17, 2021…

_____ (2021-06-17). A Peasant-Teacher Just Won The Peruvian Elections. popularresistance.org On the ground in Lima, the cloud of political uncertainty remains so thick it can be difficult to grasp the basic facts about this election and its historic importance for the people of Peru. | The election of peasant-teacher Pedro Castillo from the Perú Libre (Free Peru) party as the new Peruvian president on 6 June was a victory for the country's popular forces — an outcome almost impossible to imagine even just a few months ago. Castillo's win has seen Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former Peruvian neoliberal dictator Alberto Fujimori, lose the presidential race for the third time in ten years — a…

Ben Radford (2021-06-17). Peru: Leftist candidate wins, right cries 'fraud'. greenleft.org.au Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, leader of the Free Peru party and former school teacher, won the final round of the Peruvian presidential elections. Ben Radford reports.

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-06-17). Peru: Behind the right's attempts to overturn the election. greenleft.org.au José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.

Peter Koenig (2021-06-17). øPerú al borde de la guerra civil? El levantamiento de los desposeídos. globalizacion.ca El 28 de julio de 2021, Perú, con sus 33 millones de habitantes, celebra los 200 años de Independencia. El Pueblo de Perú puede haber elegido esta celebración del Bicentenario, para provocar un cambio drástico en su país de oligarquía…

Kayla Popuchet (2021-06-17). Pedro Castillo's Humble Roots Inspire Perú's Masses. zcomm.org Could Upend U.S.-Perú Relations…

WSWS (2021-06-17). German Green Party election conference endorses the use of armed combat drones. wsws.org The Greens are aware that their decision paves the way for regular use of this murderous means of warfare by the German military.

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-17). People's Action Endorses Maya Wiley in Contentious NYC Primary. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral primary election. Wiley is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. She is also endorsed by People's Action member organizations Community Voices Heard Power, …

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-17). People's Action Endorses Five New York City Council Candidates. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced five endorsements for the New York City municipal elections. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. The candidates are also endorsed by People's Action member organizations or affiliates, Bronx Action, Community Voices Heard …

Andy Kroll (2021-06-17). America Is Stabbing Itself in the Back. tomdispatch.com Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy. The big lie uniting and motivating today's Republicans is, of course, that Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, won the 2020 presidential election. Other big lies in our recent past include the notion that climate change is nothing but a Chinese hoax, that Russia was responsible for Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat in 2016, and that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was necessary because that country's leader, Saddam Hussein, had something to do with the 9/11 attacks (he didn't!) and possessed weapons of mass destruction that could be u…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Ending hours of presidential election campaigns in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Wednesday, June 17, set as the last day of campaigning for presidential, city and village councils' election in Tehran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Guardian Council's Spokesman holds presser ahead of elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Guardian Council Spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei held a press conference at IRIB Conferences Center on Thu. ahead of Iran 2021 Presidential Election in the presence of domestic and foreign media correspondents.

Staff (2021-06-17). Iranian embassy in Japan ready for Presidential elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador in Tokyo said that the embassy is poised to hold Iran Presidential election on Friday, July 18.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi visits Tabriz. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi visited Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province on Wednesday ahead of presidential election and spoke among his supporters at Baghe Shomal Stadium.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Leader of Islamic Revolution to cast vote at 7 am on Fri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will cast his vote for 13th Presidential Election at Hosseiniyah of Imam Khomeini (RA) at 7: 00 am on Friday June 18 in the early minutes of voting.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-17). IAEA Chief Wants Nuclear Deal to Wait for New Iran Govt. news.antiwar.com Just days from the start of the Iranian presidential election, IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi has made a surprising reversal in the nuclear talks, saying he believes the JCPOA That's a stiffing comment, as talks are ongoing in Vienna, Iran's outgoing Rouhani government has called on everyone to make a deal before the election, and has even suggested that the terms are virtually in place, awaiting a few details. | Rouhani came into…

Victor Grossman (2021-06-17). Small State but big questions. mronline.org A week ago Saxony-Anhalt voted! The media prediction — a neck-and-neck race — was cock-eyed! But outside Sachsen-Anhalt (in German), did anyone really give a damn? Yes, some did! | June 17, 2021…

David Swanson (2021-06-17). Goodbye to an AUMF. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 17, 2021 With the U.S. House voting and the U.S. Senate promising to vote on repealing an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) from 2002 (essentially a sort of weasely pseudo-permission for President George W. Bush to decide on his own whether to attack and destroy …

WSWS (2021-06-17). Detroit City Council approves ordinance that authorizes high tech surveillance of the public, including facial recognition. wsws.org The council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that empowers any city department to buy and use advanced surveillance tools on the public while fraudulently claiming there would be "community input" on any future purchases.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Why Sioux Falls Smithfield workers should vote "No" on the second sellout contract. wsws.org To repay these workers who were hailed as heroes at every turn by the company and in the media, Smithfield, with the support of the UFCW, is offering a pittance to workers.

Noam Chomsky (2021-06-17). Republicans Are Willing to Destroy Democracy to Retake Power. zcomm.org It's hard to garner votes with the slogan "I want to rob you. Vote for me." That leaves only a few options. One is to prevent the "wrong people" from voting.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Iran to get votes of Iranians living in 133 countries: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that 234 ballot boxes will be installed in 133 countries on Friday for facilitation of voting procedure for Iranians residing abroad.

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). House Votes to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the House The effort was led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). "Repeal can prevent our country from entering another protected protracted engagement under this outdated authority," Lee said on Thur…

Teresa Gutierrez (2021-06-17). Kamala Harris goes to Central America ‚àí and so does Wall St. workers.org In 1973, Eduardo Galeano wrote what was then a groundbreaking book, "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." Galeano carefully detailed and beautifully summarized how colonialism and then capitalism, specifically U.S. capitalism, overtook the Americas by chicanery and force to rob and plunder the . . . |

John Wojcik (2021-06-17). Republicans lose again: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, 7 to 2. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by red states to Obamacare, preserving health insurance coverage for many millions of Americans. Barely able to control his delight, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain immediately tweeted: "It's still a Big F—ing Deal," referencing then-Vice President Biden's 2009 remarks when the Affordable Care Act was first …

Rebecca Gordon (2021-06-17). Social Security Versus National Security. counterpunch.org These days my conversations with friends about the new administration go something like this: "Biden's doing better than I thought he would." "Yeah. Vaccinations, infrastructure, acknowledging racism in policing. A lot of pieces of the Green New Deal, without calling it that. The child subsidies. It's kind of amazing." "But on the military—" "Yeah, same

Gerald E. Scorse (2021-06-17). Nobody Dodges Taxes Like the Super-Rich. dissidentvoice.org President Biden's big plans for America rest in part on his plans to pay for them by raising taxes on the rich. He wants the top marginal rate restored to 39.6%. He wants households making more than $1 million a year to pay the same rates on capital gains as regular people pay on income …

Jeff Bryant (2021-06-17). The Triumph of Community Schools. progressive.org Biden's support suggests an end to government policies that blame teachers for low test scores.

Juan Cole (2021-06-17). Not only Should Congress repeal 2002 Authorization for use of Force in Iraq, it should Apologize for that Pack of Lies. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Jacob Pramuk at CNBC reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Biden White House are backing an attempt to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the Bush administration to launch the Iraq War. The repeal is driven in part by the Trump …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-17). NATO Has Been Called Greatest Threat to World Peace—Now Biden Plans Dangerous Expansion That Will Increase Military Spending and Escalate the Risk of War. covertactionmagazine.com Biden calls support for NATO a "sacred obligation" as he raises false alarms about alleged military threats from Russia and China.

Richard Javad Heydarian (2021-06-17). Biden's China Policy Gets ASEAN Cold Shoulder. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). Treasury Secretary Says US to Decouple From China in Some Areas. news.antiwar.com Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she expects Like other Biden officials,

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). US Ambassador to UN Wants to Fight Against China 'Every Step of the Way'. news.antiwar.com President Biden's ambassador to the UN on Wednesday "They exert enormous influence in the United Nations, and it's malign … influence that promotes an authoritarian approach to multilateralism," Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We need to fight that every step of the way." | Thomas-Greenfield said the US is regularly addressing China's alleged human rights abuses agains…

_____ (2021-06-17). Biden's Buffoonish War on Extremism. strategic-culture.org By James BOVARD | The Biden administration

The Associated Press (2021-06-17). US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims. latinorebels.com The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.

Staff (2021-06-17). Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Suggest FBI Attacked Capitol. truthout.org The evolution — or devolution, if you will — of the right's January 6 narrative continues apace, but is steering toward strange waters. When it happened, it was deemed an appalling attack against the very fabric of democracy … but Donald Trump didn't like that, because the attackers were his people, and so the story began to change. It was antifa! Black Lives Matter protesters! No, that didn't stick. Wait, they were peaceful tourists! See how they stay within the ropes as they…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-17). On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel. dissidentvoice.org Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu's political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia as a …

Staff (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Backs Catholic Foster Care Agency in LGBTQ Discrimination Case. truthout.org This morning the Supreme Court While it's crucial to consider the implications of this case — Fulton v. City of Philadelphia — for non-discrimination ru…

James Esseks (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Again Rejects a License to Discriminate. aclu.org Today the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling that one taxpayer-funded religious agency in Philadelphia has a right to renew its contract to provide foster care services to the city, despite its unwillingness to comply with the city's non-discrimination requirement, because the city's contract had a mechanism for allowing individualized exceptions to its non-discrimination policy that it did not grant to that agency. Importantly, the court did not rule (as the agency asked) that there is a constitutional right for government contractors such as the foster care agency to discriminate in their work for the city…

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-06-17). Eighty years Ago: June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany Attacks the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear on the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. Furthermore, as a German historian has recently convincingly demonstrated, it …

Dean Baker (2021-06-17). We've Seen This Movie Before: Predictions of Economic Disaster. counterpunch.org In a New York Times column today, William Cohan, a writer and former investment banker, warned of impending disaster if the Federal Reserve Board does not quickly move away from its low interest rate policy. Cohan tells readers: "But many people wonder if Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Fed, has reckoned with the power

Laura Flanders (2021-06-17). Take Pride in Desire. counterpunch.org It takes work to keep people divided, and culture can help or hurt that project. The award-winning documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen looks at history through the lens of how movies and television have represented trans lives. News to me was just how early trans characters featured on screen. A year before the infamous Birth of a

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-17). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. counterpunch.org Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses

WSWS (2021-06-17). Detroit autoworkers declare support for striking Volvo Truck workers in Virginia. wsws.org Workers at the Stellantis Warren Truck Assembly Plant voiced their support for striking workers during a shift change at the Detroit area plant…

Editor2 (2021-06-17). An Interview With Silvio Rodríguez on his Music, Life & his Support for the Campaign to Award Cuban Doctors the Nobel Peace Prize. orinocotribune.com After being cured by a Cuban doctor, a farmer from a Latin American country related that what had impressed him most was that "Cuba did not offer what it had left over, but shared what it had." | The above anecdote was related by a Cuban who has for decades shared beautiful graphemes harmonized in an ethereal palette of colors, songs with which he has painted ideas, thoughts, and introspections on the canvas of life. | Silvio Rodríguez: A piece of music is a piece of energy that a human materializes and shares with others. There are many types but all, in some way, have their audience. Sometimes songs that don't…

Sarah Lahm (2021-06-17). Midwest Dispatch: Minneapolis's Lead Newspaper Gets a Pulitzer, But What About Accountability? progressive.org The Star Tribune won the prestigious award for its coverage of George Floyd's murder, but the community is demanding that the paper be held accountable for its racist and inaccurate reporting on the killing of other Black men.

Stephen Zunes (2021-06-17). Have 'Human Shields' Accusations Become an Excuse for War Crimes? progressive.org There is a growing realization that U.S. support for Israel is hampering U.S. diplomacy.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-06-17). Federal workers to receive Friday off to observe Juneteenth. nationofchange.org "This is an important step forward for our country."

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-17). Tomgram: William Astore, Big Lies Have Consequences, Too. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Almost 20 years later, the U.S. military high command still didn't want to leave the country where they had so impressively turned so many "corners" amid so much "progress" for so long. They made it all too clear …

William Astore (2021-06-17). America Is Stabbing Itself in the Back. zcomm.org Tough Truths Are Desperately Needed About America's Lost Wars…

David Rosen (2021-06-17). Break-Up Big Tech? Amazon, a Public Utility?: Keep Your Fingers Crossed. counterpunch.org "Today's big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy," wrote Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during her failed presidential run in 2019. "They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have

The Conversation (2021-06-17). How Israel's missing constitution deepens divisions between Jews and with Arabs. juancole.com By Brendan Szendro | — Renewed fighting has erupted again between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, endangering a ceasefire instituted after an 11-day war in May. The conflict in Gaza is an early test of Israel's new coalition government. Recently, parties across the political spectrum united to remove Israel's scandal-plagued prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-17). African Lion 21, War Games For The Conquest Of Western Sahara. southfront.org Photo by Staff Sgt. Jared N. Gehmann U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa | Written by Piero Messina. | Morocco is a lion that roars to conquer the Western Sahara Desert. But now the roar of that lion frightens Spain too. | Since 1836, Morocco has been a valuable ally for the United States in Africa, so much so that now it has been called a "non-NATO ally, eligible for priority delivery of defense material, defense research and development programs". It is for this reason that the United States, since 20…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). Military Situation In Syria On June 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 31 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On June 17, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah village | On June 17, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Zayzun village | On June 16, clashes between the SDF and Turkish-backed forces were report…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). Military Situation In Yemen On June 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 111 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Haradh area | On June 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 16, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airs…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-17). Online events with Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Peter Linebaugh, Kate Raworth, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen events taking place over the next week (and starting at 8 am tomorrow, June 17), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Vijay Prasad, Vandana Shiva, Cynthia Kaufman, Peter Linebaugh, Debbie Bookchin, Kate Raworth, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-17). Israeli Tanks Attack, Destroy Syrian Outpost Near Border. news.antiwar.com Syrian media is reporting an Israeli attack on an observation post in Qahtaniah. There was no indication why the site was attacked, though Israel attacks Syria often. Israeli drones reportedly ha…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). Israel Working With US to Increase Monitoring of Iran's Nuclear Program. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, "We are working closely with our American allies, in order to both increase oversight at this time and to clarify to Iran that all options are on the table, always," Gantz told a group of former US military officials who traveled to Israel with the Je…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). Turkey Agrees to Take 'Lead Role' Securing Kabul Airport. news.antiwar.com National Security Advisor As foreign troops pulling out of Afghanistan, the US wants to keep its embassy in Kabul open. To do this, the US wants the Kabul airport to be secure. The airport is currently being guarded by Turkish troops, and the US wants them to stay after the withdrawal. | "The clear com…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-17). GCC Wants Iran's Missiles to Be Part of Nuclear Talks. news.antiwar.com With signs that the Vienna meetings on Iran nuclear talks are making progress, the Gulf Cooperation Council's foreign ministers have issued a The reason the ballistic missiles have not been an issue is because Iran has no nuclear weapons, and its missiles are not designed to deliver such weapons. The missiles are part of a conventional arsenal, and part of Iran's military defense. | The GCC is opposed to the nuclear deal on Iran's civili…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). US Says No Time Frame on Iran Nuclear Deal Talks. news.antiwar.com The sixth round of indirect negotiations between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal are underway in Vienna. Iran says the two sides are close to reaching an agreement, but the US continues to throw cold water on Tehran's optimism. | When asked about the talks on Thursday,

Jason Ditz (2021-06-17). GCC Wants Iran's Missiles to Be Part of Nuclear Talks. news.antiwar.com With signs that the Vienna meetings on Iran nuclear talks are making progress, the GCC foreign ministers have issued a The reason the ballistic missiles have not been an issue is because Iran has no nuclear weapons, and its missiles are not designed to deliver such weapons. The missiles are part of a conventional arsenal, and part of Iran's military defense. | The GCC is opposed to the nuclear deal on Iran's civilian nuclear program, and…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-17). 22 Years Ago, NATO's War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo "Freedom Fighters" Financed by Organized Crime. globalresearch.ca Published on June 8, 2020 | Twenty-one years ago, June 10 1999, marks the end of NATO's aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March 24, 1999- June 10, 1999). The bombings which lasted for almost three months, were followed by the military invasion …

Aaron William Moore — Ran Zwigenberg (2021-06-17). History at 30,000 Feet: Malcom Gladwell's "The Bomber Mafia" counterpunch.org Just one month before the Imperial Japanese Army's attack on Nanjing (Nanking), where a large number of non-combatants were killed in the now infamous 1937 massacre, a Japanese corporal named Hamazaki Tomiz≈ç wrote in his war diary: "Look upon the land and the sea, Chiang Kai-shek, you did not know the resolve of the Imperial

_____ (2021-06-17). Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness. popularresistance.org Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US — 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GlobalR2P) says that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the only human rights crisis in the Western hemisphere that warrants the attention of international law established by the United Nations. Those are just a few reasons to take its alarms about the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, with a grain of salt or a hot pepper salad of skepticism. | A coalition of twelve NGOs, inc…

Ola Mousa (2021-06-17). How Israel tried to put Gaza out of business. electronicintifada.net Commercial hub bombed repeatedly during May offensive.

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Authorities Unveil New Corruption Plot: Eight Arrested, Three from Ministry of Economy and Finance. orinocotribune.com Eight people, including three officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Venezuela, have been arrested for their links to a corruption network, informed Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab during his weekly press conference this Wednesday, June 16. | Saab reported that those who were involved in the case had manipulated a technology platform for their own benefit and diverted money from the Finance Ministry. "This is part of our relentless fight against corruption and in favor of public ethics… We want this to have a didactic objective and at the same time be a clear sign of judgement and…

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez in Qatar to Strengthen Bilateral Relationship. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived in Qatar this Tuesday, June 15, on an official visit with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and addressing other issues of interest related to the bilareal agreements on economy, oil, and customs. | The senior official of the government of Venezuela was received by the Venezuelan ambassador in Qatar, Giuseppe Angelo Yoffreda Yorio. During this visit as part of the Peace Diplomacy promoted by President Nicolás Maduro, Rodríguez is expected to address various issues within the framewor…

Eds. (2021-06-17). China fantasizes about a 'low-desire' life. mronline.org Tired of the urban grind, young Chinese are rejecting consumerism and decamping to the countryside. That's not the same thing as fighting back. | June 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). China Launches First Manned Space Flight In Five Years. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17th, China successfully launched its Shenzhou-12, its first manned space mission since 2016. | Shenzhou-12, meaning "Divine Vessel", lifted off at about 01: 22 GMT from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, according to the live video broadcast on state television, CCTV. | The spacecraft docked with the country's space station Thursday afternoon, China's space agency said, around seven hours after blasting off. | The Shenzhou-12 craft "successfully docked with…

Global Research News (2021-06-17). Video: Bill Gates' Vaccine Experiment with Indian Tribal Girls in 2009. globalresearch.ca Selected quotations …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Iran, India to coop. in producing 'Rotavirus' vaccine jointly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and India will cooperate with each other in transferring technical knowhow and producing 'Rotavirus' vaccine jointly.

Ted Kelly (2021-06-17). Palestinian youth defiant despite retaliation, mass arrests. workers.org Hundreds of Palestinians have been arrested in retaliation for the May 2021 uprising across Palestine, including prominent twin activists Muna and Muhammed al-Kurd. Now 23, they have have documented Zionist aggression in Palestine since childhood. The two activists again showed the world the true face of the occupation with their . . . |

Josh Bacopulos (2021-06-17). United Campus Workers prepare to fight cuts and layoffs in Arizona. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX—Accelerating a trend seen on campuses nationwide, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), the chief governing body of higher education in the state, has declared its commitment to drastic cuts and layoffs. Tens of millions of dollars and uncounted jobs could be at stake. Arizona has slashed funding for higher education, forcing universities and academic …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-06-17). Oakland city budget changes would prevent homelessness and create good jobs. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—As a June 30 deadline nears for the City Council to adopt a balanced, two-year spending plan in the wake of the pandemic, Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and three Council colleagues are calling for a budget that builds a safe and healthy community through preventing and overcoming homelessness, preventing violence, creating good jobs …

Jenny Farrell (2021-06-17). Irish writer Colum McCann's novel 'Apeirogon' addresses Israeli/Palestinian dilemma. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Eds. (2021-06-17). The WPA's Federal Theatre: Creating jobs and creative achievement. mronline.org A brief but spectacular achievement, the New Deal's Federal Theatre Project (FTP) (1936-1939) provided jobs for some 13,000 destitute people at its height and created and produced 63,600 performances of 1,200 major theatrical works. | June 17, 2021…

Eds. (2021-06-17). For an ecosocialist transition that breaks from capitalism: Arguments and proposals. mronline.org The 149 proposals issued by the French Citizens' Convention on Climate last June, with the goal of achieving at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990, manifestly belong to a thoroughly reformist approach. | June 17, 2021…

Bill Fletcher, Jr. (2021-06-17). The Modern Tecumseh and the Future of the U.S. Left. mronline.org Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813. His dream of an Indigenous confederacy largely died with him. Yet his appreciation of the moment and the possibilities for transformation lived on and should give us all pause. | June 17, 2021…

Media Lens (2021-06-17). "That Is Actually Bollocks": 20 Propaganda Horrors From 20 Years of Media Lens (Part 1). dissidentvoice.org After 20 years of Media Lens, it seems only natural that we should look back in gratitude at the support we've received. In response to one of our early pieces, a kindly columnist at the Observer commented: 'Dear David, 'Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your piece, which strikes me as …

Izzy Miller (2021-06-17). Police violently clear homeless encampment near Austin City Hall. liberationnews.org The escalation of police violence against homeless people comes after the passing of Proposition B, an anti-homeless amendment to city ordinances that criminalizes "public camping."

The Socialist Program (2021-06-17). The State as a Tool of Class Oppression. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the Marxist theory of the state.

The Socialist Program (2021-06-17). Interview with Daniel Ellsberg: Pentagon Papers whistleblower still fighting militarism 50 years later. liberationnews.org This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication by The New York Times of excerpts of the Pentagon Papers — 7,000 pages of top-secret documents.

Solomon Gaulding, Brianna Griffith,, Zac Vecellio (2021-06-17). With 700 dead and ERCOT failing again, will Texas change course on utilities? liberationnews.org The state of Texas is now facing record heat waves just months after a record winter storm left most of the state in sub-Arctic temperatures, without access to water, electricity, or heat.

Joris Leverink (2021-06-17). Breaking the international silence on Turkey's aggression. roarmag.org Family members address the crowd gathered to mourn those killed by a Turkish airstrike on the weekend. Photo by Ronan An international delegation comprised of 150 politicians, academics, activists and journalists from across Europe intended to travel to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq this week to document Turkey's military incursion and contribute to dialogue between different Kurdish political actors. Instead, they have faced severe repression, both from the leading KDP party — which despite its official condemnation of Tu…

Nan McCurdy (2021-06-17). La CIA intenta golpes de Estado en Nicaragua con dólares de impuestos a través de agencias estadounidenses y fundaciones corporativas: USAID no brinda ayuda, ejecuta golpes de Estado. globalizacion.ca Desde que los sandinistas ganaron las elecciones de 2006, sus políticas contra la pobreza han tenido un éxito enorme. | El país es 90% autosuficiente en alimentos. El 99% de la población tiene electricidad en sus hogares que ahora se genera…

Staff (2021-06-17). Nina Turner Kicks Off "$27 Donation Challenge" After Clinton Endorses Opponent. truthout.org Ohio congressional candidate Nina Turner "Pro…

Staff (2021-06-17). Montana Is Making It Harder for Transgender People to Amend Birth Certificates. truthout.org Kyndra Nevin recalls with dread having to ask a Montana judge to sign an order documenting that she'd had gender-confirmation surgery so she could change the gender on her birth certificate to female. | Nevin, a Bozeman resident and now 55, said the process she went through about a decade ago was humiliating and she continually worried the judge would deny her request. | "I had to out myself just to get that court order, to basically every court staff member that I came in contact with," sh…

A Guest Author (2021-06-17). December 12th Movement applauds reparations victory in New York State Assembly. workers.org The Dec. 12th Movement International Secretariat issued the following press statement June 10, 2021. The December 12th Movement congratulates the New York State Assembly for its passage of the historic Reparations Bill authored by Assemblyman Charles Barron. This "Reparations Remedy" bill, different from any others being considered around the U.S., . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-06-17). Harvard dining hall workers resist layoffs. workers.org By mYia X and Phebe Eckfeldt Members of Local 26 UNITE HERE, representing Harvard dining hall workers, picket on June 3. Cambridge, Mass. June 3 — Members of UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents Harvard dining hall workers, picketed the Harvard Law School cafeteria today to demand no layoffs. The . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17, at least 5 Afghan army personnel were killed in a Taliban suicide attack in Dolatabad police headquarters | On June 16, government forces recaptured Khanabad governorate building from Taliban in Kunduz province | On June 16, Taliban reportedly captured Pashmika border post in Lash and Juwain district in Farah province | On June 16, Taliban allegedly shot down an Afghan Army helicopter in Deh Yak district | On June 16, Taliban attacked Islan Qala border…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). Greater Idlib: Syrian Army Strikes Inflicted More Losses On Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Syrian Arab Army (SAA) strikes continue to inflict human and material losses on al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | On June 17, two militants of HTS were killed and several others were wounded as result of Syrian artillery strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The strikes targeted the towns and villages of Ehsim, al-Bara, Ablin, Balshoon, Josef, Abadeta, Arnaba, Fatterah, Fleifel, Benin…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). Myanmar Junta Reportedly Burns Down Entire Village Hunting For Dissidents. southfront.org On June 14th, the Myanmar security forces allegedly burned down a village. | The incident took place after clashes with opposition, leaving at least two elderly people burned to death, News of the violence allegedly committed by the military came as protests against the February 1 coup continued, with dozens of protesters in motorcycles holding a dawn strike in Kachin State and hundreds of people marching in Hpakant Township in Sagaing…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). Houthis Launched Ballistic Missile At Ma'rib, Suicide Drone At Saudi Arabia's 'Asir. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) are still carrying out successful missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and its proxies in Yemen. | Late on June 16, a ballistic missile stuck the central Yemeni city of Ma'rib, which is held by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies. According to several sources, the missile was launched by the Houthis. | The ballistic missile landed in a residential area inside the city. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported. The Houthis' have not…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). Israeli Tanks Shelled Syria's Al-Quneitra Post Frequently Visited By Senior Hezbollah Commander. southfront.org A Merkava IV tank. FILE PHOTO: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems | Early on June 17, Israeli battle tanks shelled a Syrian military post in the vicinity of the town of al-Qahtaniyah in the southern al-Quneitra countryside.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). CopterPack's Affordable Jet Pack Experience In The Human Flight Boom. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The CopterPack is the solution to those of us who have always wanted to know what to be a drone feels like. | Claimed by its developers a 'manned drone', a new type of personal aircraft has successfully passed its first test flight in June. | Australian company CopterPack claims that the device has only two rotor blades that may lift an adult off the ground. Each rotor has a diameter of about 90 cm. An integrated autopilot can lift its pilot up to 15 meters in the air. | The roto…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). Operation Barkhane: French Troops Captured 'High-Ranking' ISIS Commander In Sahel. southfront.org File image. | On June 16, the French military announced that it had captured a "high-ranking" commander of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). | In a

Anonymous103 (2021-06-17). Healthcare Systems Are Adopting Bitcoin Operating Systems For The Payment Processes. Why? Unveil The Details Here!! southfront.org SPONSORED Bitcoin trading is the best method of earning money, and even it works on the best principles. Bitcoin works on…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). ISIS Terrorists Seized Nigerian Army Battle Tanks During Recent Attack In Borno (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On June 14, ISIS news agency, Amaq, released photos from a recent attack by the group's fighters on Nigerian government forces in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. | During the attack, which took place on June 13, ISIS terrorists stormed a position of the Nigerian Armed Forces near the town of Katavila. The terrorists entered the position after heavy clashes with government troops, who eventually withdrew. | According to Amaq claims, a number of Nigerian service mem…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). ISIS Cells Stepped Up Operations In Central Syria, Attacked Army Supply Trucks. southfront.org Illustrative image | ISIS cells have attacked several trucks moving supplies and equipment for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in Syria's central region. | The trucks were targeted by two separate attacks near the town of Uqayribat in the eastern countryside of Hama on June 15. According to ISIS news agency, Amaq, two trucks were destroyed in the first attack, while only one was destroyed in the second. | The terrorists used improvised explosive devices in both attacks. Amaq claimed that several Syrian service memb…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-17). How Benjamin Netanyahu won America but lost Israel. peoplesworld.org Recently deposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu's political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia …

Leslie Feinberg (2021-06-17). Western, colonizing rulers imposed anti-LGBTQ+ laws. workers.org This lightly edited article was originally published in 2007 as Part 112 in Workers World Party Comrade Leslie Feinberg's "Lavender & Red" series on LGBTQ+ issues and communism. Feinberg's analysis continues to be timely, explaining how, for instance, in 2019 in former British protectorate Brunei, "homosexual sex" could still be . . . |

Ralph Underhill (2021-06-17). The Johnson cycle. thecanary.co By

Lowkey (2021-06-17). Grenfell Anniversary: Activist rapper Lowkey takes aim at Boris Johnson and UK neoliberalism. mronline.org Four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, rapper and activist Lowkey revisits the tragic fire that tore through the North Kensington tower block on June 14, 2017—killing 72 low-income residents of housing owned by real-estate moguls. | June 17, 2021…

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-06-17). Protesters demand: 'Cancel LUMA Energy contract in Puerto Rico!'. workers.org Credit: Lorraine Liriano Puerto Ricans in the diaspora protested June 11 against the private LUMA Energy company's June 1 takeover of the operations of the Puerto Rico Energy Network to provide electricity in their homeland. This privatization is backed by the U.S.-created and appointed Financial Control Board. The following is . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). US, Israeli Policies Drive Houthi — Hezbollah Defense Pact as Yemen Feels Palestine's Pain. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem SANA'A, YEMEN — A young groom in his early twenties, Zaid Abdullah al-Shareif, took to the stage adorned in traditional Yemeni wedding attire. He wasn't just announcing his marriage though. Zaid, holding a replica of the famous sword of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, a historical figure revered for his character and battlefield prowess,…

Answer Coalition (2021-06-17). The Pentagon Papers 50 Years Later: America's Most Famous Whistleblower Still Fighting Militarism. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-06-17). Israel on the Defensive: Congressmen Demonstrate Their True Allegiance. strategic-culture.org Ilhan Omar was right on all points, but still she had to surrender to the force majeure of Israel and its host of allies in the U.S. Congress. | It is interesting to observe that the many atrocities carried out by Israel and its surrogates in Lebanon and Palestine through the years, which have killed thousands of civilians, have not aroused the ire that is being witnessed as a result of the recent attack on Gaza, which killed less than 300. That many of the dead were children and infrastructure in the already devastated Strip was deliberately targeted explains part of the anger, but there is something more fundam…

Mike Whitney (2021-06-17). The Killer in the Bloodstream: the "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca "From the beginning …

Leslie Xavier (2021-06-17). Citius, Altius, Business: The Olympic Movement is reducing itself to a farce by staging the Tokyo Games. peoplesdispatch.org The decision to organize the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 has opened up a Pandora's Box of controversies related to the approach of the International Olympic Committee, holding a mega event amid a pandemic, and democracy in the world of sport…

Andrew Korybko (2021-06-17). Russian-American Relations: Where There's a Will, There's a Way. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Ted Rall (2021-06-17). What I'd Do as NYC Mayor. zcomm.org While our fellow citizens are sleeping on filthy, freezing cold or blazing hot sidewalks, tens of thousands of apartments and single-family homes sit empty for no good reason…

splcenter (2021-06-17). SPLC offers guide on immigrant students' right to a public education. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Elie Mystal (2021-06-17). The Democrats Are Failing Dreamers, Failing Immigrants. thenation.com The Democrats Are Failing Dreamers, Failing Immigrants…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-17). If Dennis Kucinich Becomes Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again. zcomm.org If Kucinich can emerge from the September primary and November runoff as Cleveland's next mayor, City Hall could become a beacon for progressive change in urban America.

_____ (2021-06-17). Israeli Apartheid Not Welcome In Canadian Ports #BlocktheBoat. popularresistance.org In recent weeks, people of conscience in Canada watched in horror as the Israeli regime ruthlessly targeted Palestinians from all regions of historic Palestine. What started as a popular movement to #SaveSheikhJarrah residents from further ethnic cleansing expanded into a broad unity of Palestinians from Jerusalem to Gaza to Haifa to Toronto and Vancouver all sending the same message. Palestinians will no longer accept the status quo of Israeli apartheid. | As part of this burgeoning movement, Palestinian-Canadians and their supporters have actively participated in rallies, pickets and #BlockTheBoat actions. The…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-17). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=ha… | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag…

Angela (2021-06-17). Saturday 6/19: The Tide is Shifting: Palestine Advocacy in 2021. indybay.org Webinar…

Staff (2021-06-17). British Lawyer Karim Khan Sworn In as New ICC Prosecutor Following End of Bensouda's Term. orinocotribune.com British lawyer Karim Khan took over the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, June 16, inheriting a long list of cases from his predecessor, Fatou Bensouda, including cases dealing with tensions with African countries, crimes in Afghanistan committed by the US Army, and crimes against humanity committed by Israeli authorities in Palestine. | "I solemnly undertake to fulfill my duties and exercise my powers as an ICC prosecutor honestly, faithfully, impartially, and conscientiously," declared Khan during the swearing in ceremony at the seat of the court. On February 12, K…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Filipino forces kill Indigenous people as state violence continues and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the massacres of Indigenous people by armed forces in the Philippines, violence against civilians by Myanmar's junta forces, and more…

Fight Back (2021-06-17). Tallahassee vigil commemorates lives lost in Pulse Nightclub Massacre. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On the early morning of June 12, 2016, gunman Omar Mateen shot dozens of people at Pulse Nightclub, murdering 49 people and injuring more than 50. Five years later, on the evening of June 12, 2021, Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) along with 926, Gender Odyssey, and Students for a Democratic Society, congregated at the Florida Capitol for a vigil to commemorate the lost lives of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre. | Speakers took to the mic to say the names of all 49 victims who died, followed by a moment of silence. They also spoke out against politicians for the homophobic and transpho…

WSWS (2021-06-17). Israel's new government sends planes to bomb Gaza. wsws.org The airstrikes come just four weeks after a fragile ceasefire ended Israel's criminal 11-day assault on the besieged enclave that killed more than 250 Palestinians.

South Front (2021-06-17). Video: New Israeli Strikes on Gaza — New Hope for Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-17). UK: Johnson's mendacious defence of media "freedom", while Assange remains imprisoned. wsws.org That Johnson can tweet supposedly in defence of abused journalist Nicholas Watt while perpetrating the criminalisation of Assange speaks to the atrophying of any constituency for democratic rights within the bourgeoisie.

Peter Koenig (2021-06-17). Does the PCR Test Affect the Pineal Gland? Humans and "Transhumans". Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger. globalresearch.ca There is hardly …

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-17). The Real B3W-NATO Agenda. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-17). Meet the Communists Who Now Govern Chile. zcomm.org The new Constitution, which will be drafted in the next nine months, will have a progressive character…

_____ (2021-06-17). Abolishing The United States' Empire Of Policing. popularresistance.org In the early morning of 30 December 2020, joint police-military units embarked on two simultaneous operations in the mountainous regions of Panay Island in the Philippines. Their assignment was to quell the spread of firearms allegedly proliferating across the region's provinces by capturing 28 supposed members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). What the police described as a "regular law enforcement activity" ended up in the brutal killings of nine Indigenous community leaders. | Council members of the Tumandok tribe were reportedly asleep when they were gunned down in front of their families, yet…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Outrage in Philippines over killing of 2 indigenous farmers and a child by army. peoplesdispatch.org In southern Philippines, three indigenous people including a 12-year-old girl were killed in indiscriminate firing by the army at a group of farmers claimed to be communist insurgents…

Naomi Klein (2021-06-17). Stealing Children to Steal the Land. zcomm.org Interview with the legendary Manuel family about the uncovering of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children…

POOR Magazine (2021-06-17). What The City of Oakland Isn't Telling You About How They Obstruct Affordable Housing. indybay.org For nearly 10 years, organizers at POOR Magazine, a poor/houseless/Black, Brown and Indigenous people-led grassroots organization deep in the heart of East Oakland, have been building Homefulness, a permanent housing solution with 8 no-cost housing units for formerly houseless individuals and families. It doesn't get more affordable than free, but Homefulness has taken 10+ years to build due mostly to an endless barrage of permit and inspection fees, impossible timelines, and fines for taking too long to pay. | "[In 2019] before the holidays, [the City of Oakland] shut down the Homefulness building process all to…

Anna Buss (2021-06-17). Only Aggressive Environmental Measures Can Prevent Another Imminent Water Crisis in Brazil. counterpunch.org While much of the Western United States is currently experiencing extreme drought-like conditions, Brazil is about to face its own water crisis. In Brazil, though, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is directly causing diminished rainfall, compromising the country's power grid system. The majority of the electricity produced and consumed in the country comes from

WSWS (2021-06-17). Amazon, Microsoft and other companies promise to "diversify corporate boards" and embrace black capitalism. wsws.org The American ruling class is pushing for a "diversification" of corporate boards, while conditions get worse for the bottom of American society across races.

_____ (2021-06-17). What If It Happened Like This In The US? popularresistance.org We have had a good many people to write us and ask us what in the world is going on in Nicaragua as they read all the international reporting. This is our attempt at trying to put the recent arrests in a way that people living in the United States might better understand. We are finding that if we do comparisons, that other people can maybe get a feeling of what this little nation that we love so much is doing. | First let us explain some before we get to the comparisons between Nicaragua and the U.S. | USAID and other U.S. government entities have sent astronomical sums of money to NGOs in Nicaragua, a poor coun…

_____ (2021-06-17). Activists Withhold Gas Bill Payment To Protest National Grid Pipeline. popularresistance.org Environmentalist launched a gas bill strike Tuesday, pledging to withhold money from their monthly utilities in protest of National Grid's controversial pipeline project beneath the streets of Brooklyn. | "We will not pay for National Grid's racist, dirty, North Brooklyn fracked gas pipeline. We will not pay for our communities and our climate to be destroyed," said Lee Ziesche, an organizer with the activist group Sane Energy Project at a June 1 rally outside National Grid's MetroTech Center headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn. | The protest, organized by a coalition of environmentalist groups under the moniker No…

_____ (2021-06-17). Meet The Communists Who Now Govern Chile. popularresistance.org Javiera Reyes, who is 31 years old, is the new mayor of the Santiago municipality of Lo Espejo in Chile. "I grew up in a home where [former President of Chile] Salvador Allende was always the good guy," she told us, "and [military dictator] Augusto Pinochet was a tyrant. That marked my life." Reyes' comment reflects the old divides that have convulsed Chile's politics since General Augusto Pinochet's coup d'état against former President Salvador Allende of the Popular Unity coalition on September 11, 1973. | Almost 50 years have gone by and yet Chile is still influenced by the legacy of that coup and of the Pinoc…

_____ (2021-06-17). New Report: ICE Records On Gynecological Abuse. popularresistance.org Washington — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to properly monitor informed consent protocols used by a doctor accused of performing non-consensual gynecological procedures on women detained at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, according to a new report published today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the National Immigration Project and Project South. The report also highlights other longstanding problems and systemic oversight failures that are currently the focus of several federal investigations of the facility. | For years, advocates raised concerns about t…

Evan Jones (2021-06-17). Battle of the Psyche: IDF Personnel Suicides. counterpunch.org On 13 April 2021 Israel Defense Forces veteran Itzik Saidyan attempted to self-immolate himself outside the Rehabilitation Department's office of the Defense Ministry with which he had been in disputation. Symbolically, he chose the eve of Israel's annual Memorial Day for 'fallen soldiers and terror victims'. Saidyan had physical injuries and PTSD from frontline combat

George Ochenski (2021-06-17). What Happens When Politicians Break Their Oath of Office? counterpunch.org Every elected official, service member, and many public employees take an oath of office that includes a sworn promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. In the case of the president, that oath reads: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and

John Clamp (2021-06-17). Denmark to Refugees: Be My Guest, Just Not in My House. counterpunch.org Political culture in Europe has sunk below the Plimsoll Line. Denmark's parliament, the Folketinget, was the very first to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons. On June 3 this year, it passed another piece of legislation aimed at offshoring asylum seekers. Even Social Democratic politicians are checking their

WSWS (2021-06-17). Worker shortage at GM truck plants highlights abysmal conditions imposed by UAW. wsws.org Press reports indicate that GM has been unable to recruit a sufficient number of temps to staff truck plants in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana due to the low pay and brutal conditions enforced by the UAW.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Striking miners and their supporters condemn insulting contract offer from Vale at its Sudbury, Ontario operations. wsws.org Vale workers, now in their third week of strike action, massively rejected the transnational mining giant's latest concessions-filled offer.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Unprecedented drought conditions across Western US fuel wildfires and water disputes. wsws.org The wildfire season has arrived in the Western United States, with experts predicting that drought conditions, temperatures and blazes this year will likely surpass all-time records set last year.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Johnson's "bailout" of Transport for London: a windfall for asset-strippers. wsws.org The threat of bankruptcy is being used to force through privatisation and social vandalism against transport workers and passengers.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Global debt binge continues as Fed keeps printing money. wsws.org The flood of ultra-cheap money into the global financial system has promoted a wave of speculation ranging from commodities to housing, shares and cryptocurrencies.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Three dead, including gunman, in Alabama fire hydrant factory shooting. wsws.org According to police, Andreas Horton opened fire on co-workers at the Mueller Company factory in Albertville, Alabama early Tuesday morning, killing two and wounding two others before turning the gun on himself.

WSWS (2021-06-17). States to end unemployment benefits for more than 400,000 workers. wsws.org By the end of this week, about 417,000 workers in eight states will lose access to the federal $300 weekly supplement to their state unemployment benefits.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Who are the Labor MPs the United Workers Union is promoting at Sydney's General Mills strike? wsws.org Tony Burke and Ed Husic are trusted representatives of big business who have presided over numerous attacks against the working class.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). Nicaragua: The Schizophrenic Right and the Forgetful Empire. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Fonseca Terán Nicaragua's sell-out right-wing of creole colonial-remnant oligarchs and subordinate classless hangers on lives in a parallel universe and they believe everyone else does too. Among its various class components, it is the oligarchy which imposes the guidance to follow, namely, what is true and what is false, what is good and what…

Editor2 (2021-06-17). Know Your Enemy: How to Defeat Capitalism. orinocotribune.com By Michael A. Lebowitz — Jun 10, 2021 | "Anyone can succeed" | In a capitalist society, there is always a good explanation for your poverty, your meaningless job (if you have a job), your difficulties and your general unhappiness. You are to blame. It is your failure. After all, look at other people who do succeed. If only you had worked a little harder, studied a little more, made those sacrifices. | We are told that anybody who works hard can become a success. Anyone can save up and become your own boss, a boss with employees. And there is some truth to this. Often, any one person can do these things [mdas…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-17). New study finds toxic PFAS in hundreds of commonly used cosmetics produced by major US and Canadian brands. nationofchange.org Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a highly persistent and potentially toxic class of more than 4,700 chemical compounds, were present in most cosmetic products purchased…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Tens of thousands mobilize in Greece against new labor law. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of workers marched through various cities of Greece demanding the rollback of a new labor law passed on June 16. Trade unions have pointed out that the new labor law passed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government will be detrimental to workers' rights in the country.

Edoardo Ortiz (2021-06-17). OPINION: Compromise or Colony? latinorebels.com These are the conversations that advance decolonization in Congress. Let's have them.

Cynthia A. Denney (2021-06-17). The Threat to Kohler-Andrae. progressive.org A proposed golf course near the Wisconsin state park is facing opposition from environmental activists.

Fight Back (2021-06-17). Tallahassee: Justice demanded for Tony McDade, murdered by TPD. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On the evening of May 27, marking the one-year anniversary of Tony McDade's murder by still-unnamed officers with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), activists and community members gathered at the Florida State Capitol to grieve, commemorate McDade's life, and to demand justice for his murder. | Since McDade's murder, TPD has used Marsy's Law as a legal shield to protect their officers from public accountability, refusing to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting. | McDade's death, occurring just two days after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis and six days afte…

Reynard Loki (2021-06-17). To save planet, solve twin crises of climate change and species loss together, say UN scientists. nationofchange.org Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues.

Fight Back (2021-06-17). Black and Latino parents, students and teachers rally to protest charter schools' money grab. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Black and Latino parents, teachers, students and Centro CSO: Community Service Organization held a press conference, June 14, to denounce money grabbing by the charter school industry and to defend public education. The press conference was held in front of the California Charter Schools Association office (CCSA) to protest their role in funding candidates and legislation that are pro-privatization. | Event organizer Lupe Torres, a Los Angeles teacher, United Teachers Los Angeles leader and Centro CSO member, spoke about how charters hurt our Black and Latino communities. She pointed out how cha…

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-17). Unanswered Questions Fuel Protests Against Police in Minnesota. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-17). Car Attacker Who Killed Deona Marie Charged With Murder. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

The Associated Press (2021-06-17). Power Outage Hits 337K in Puerto Rico Amid Growing Outrage. latinorebels.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago.

Nicole Ozer (2021-06-17). Grassroots Activists are Leading the Fight to Stop Face Recognition. It's Time for Congress to Step Up, Too. aclu.org Tech companies and police forces would like us to believe that there is nothing we can do to stop harmful surveillance technologies like face recognition. We reject that narrative. Across the country, coalitions of community-based organizations are fighting back to protect our communities and our lives — and winning. | Today, many ACLU affiliates are proud to join 70 grassroots partners from across the United States to

Editorial Team (2021-06-17). Communists call for 'major turnout at protest' on 26 June. challenge-magazine.org Members and supporters attending can JOIN THE RED BLOCK made up by CP and Young Communist League members. Volunteers are asked to gather by the Communist Party stall from 10: 30am in Portland Place. Those marching in the block should assemble 11: 30am. Nea…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-06-17). Old and New Official Enemies. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Pres. Vladimir Putin (2021-06-17). Putin's Interview with NBC: "Nonsense All Over Again", Giving Iran Satellite Technology… globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

S. M. Smyth (2021-06-17). Pathology as a Religious Sect. "I am a God" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

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Tamara Nassar (2021-06-17). Israel kills Palestinian child as settlers steal land. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: The Electronic Intifada Israeli forces fatally shot a woman and a child in two separate incidents in the occupied West Bank over the weekend. A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers in Beita village, near Nablus, on 11 June. Israeli forces shot Muhammad Said Hamayel

Don Fitz (2021-06-17). Solidarity with Resistance to Extraction. zcomm.org As progressives stand with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear power, should we despise, ignore, or commend those who challenge the menace to their homes and their communities from solar, wind and hydro-power (dams)?>

Jennifer Bendery (2021-06-17). Texas Governor Signs Law to Stop Teachers from Talking about Racism. zcomm.org "The idea is to whitewash American history of any legacy of racism," said state Democratic Rep. James Talarico.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Russia hopes JCPOA to be fully revived: Peskov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian Federation hopes Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA, will be fully revived.

Pip Hinman (2021-06-17). Murugappan family need permanent residency. greenleft.org.au Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Dealing with an overactive bladder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and a mom of twins, and it seems that I recently developed what must be an overactive bladder. It hinders my daily activities and makes me feel embarrassed, as I often must excuse myself abruptly. I wake up multiple times at night, too. Sometimes I also seem to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

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