2019-06-16: News Headlines

Staff (2019-06-16). 'Treason!' Trump slams NYT claim of US cyberattacks on Russia's power grid as harmful fake news. rt.com Following a bombastic report that US government hackers are targeting Russia's power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to US credibility and national security.

South Front (2019-06-15). Video: Mysterious Attacks on Oil Tankers Around Persian Gulf. globalresearch.ca The tensions continued to grow around the Persian Gulf following a cruise missile strike on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport carried out by the Houthis on June 12. | On June 13, Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous oil …

Ed Sykes (2019-06-15). Trump talks about 'nations of terror'. Has he never met the United States? thecanary.co On 14 June, Donald Trump called Iran "a nation of terror" amid increasing tensions. That showed real nerve. Because the US is probably the 'nation of terror'. And it's held that position for many, many decades. | Wasn't 'terrorism' an official US policy?: | As Noam Chomsky has…

WSWS (2019-06-15). Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran. wsws.org Trump's absurd lies about Iranian responsibility for an attack on two tankers in the Persian Gulf directly contradicted claims by the owner of one of the ships.

The Real News Network (2019-06-15). Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran? dissidentvoice.org Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2019-06-15). Pompeo's "Tanker Narrative" against Iran."Thank God my Enemy is so Stupid"! globalresearch.ca "I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as …

Hans Stehling (2019-06-15). Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman. In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight. globalresearch.ca It is known that the US has for long had a comprehensive and combined plan with Israel to attack Iranian targets with huge, non-nuclear, bunker-busting, 10 ton, GBU-43 air-blast bombs capable of destroying the deepest underground installations — these are …

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Houthi Drone Attacks Continue to Target Airport in Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The Qasif K2 drones struck the control rooms in Jizan airport as well as the refueling station in Abha, according to a spokesperson of the Yemeni armed forces. The attacks were stated to be an act of retaliation against Saudi Arabia's war against the impoverished nation. | The Houthi milita has increased its attacks on airports in recent days and launched major attacks on oil-pipelines in Saudi Arabia. | The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthi movement in Yemen said earlier strikes on the Airport in Abha was proof of Iranian support for what it called cross-border terrorism.

Staff (2019-06-15). 'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims. rt.com Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong?

The Canary (2019-06-15). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe begins new hunger strike in Iran jail. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe — the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges — has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said.Richard Ratcliffe said he had received a phone call from his wife to tell him she had informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment".Mr Ratcliffe said he would also not eat for the duration of her protest.He said his wife's decision followed the fifth birthday of their daughter, Gabriella, who has not been allowed to leave Iran following her mother's arrest in 2016 and is living with her grandparents.Richard Ratc…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-15). Trump Regime Lurching Toward Possible War on Iran? globalresearch.ca The US is an aggressor state, its rage to control other nations, their resources and populations the greatest threat to world peace and stability. | Waging war requires selling it to manufacture public consent or at least prevent strong opposition. | Over …

WSWS (2019-06-15). Sudan's opposition leaders capitulate to the military junta. wsws.org The AFC has handed the initiative to the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ousted long-term dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April to prevent the overthrow of the entire regime…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-06-15). Assange is being prosecuted for 'exposing the crimes of empire', says award winning journalist. thecanary.co Award-winning journalist Christopher Hedges accused the UK and US authorities of 'judicially lynching' Julian Assange. Speaking outside Westminster Magistrates' Court, Hedges said he came to London from the US "to speak out against"

The Canary (2019-06-15). Veteran republican 'unrepentant', mourners told at his funeral. thecanary.co A veteran republican who opposed the peace process died "unrepentant", hundreds of mourners in West Belfast were told.Billy McKee, who died on Tuesday aged 97, was a founding member of the Provisional IRA, and a staunch critic of Sinn Fein's embrace of non-violence.His funeral was held on Saturday at St Peter's Cathedral. | Billy McKee died an "unrepentant" republican. @PA pic.twitter.com/XlVeFLLlBo

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (2019-06-15). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. theantimedia.com (FAIR) — I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the …

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Venezuela Scenario: US Launches Attack On Russia's Power Grid. telesurenglish.net According to an exclusive report published by the New York Times, the United States government has planted malware in Russia's electrical grid system in an act of revenge for "Russian interference," according to former and current government officials. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | It seems that Venezuela was a testing ground for the Trump admi…

WSWS (2019-06-15). HBO's Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism. wsws.org Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility's nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.

Mark Taliano (2019-06-15). NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation. globalresearch.ca NATO terrorists murdered the Grand Mufti's son. They murdered the Minister of Reconciliation's[1] son, all with a view to corrupting the Syrian government and to bending its will. It didn't work. | NATO terrorists murdered about 25,000 innocent people in Aleppo …

teleSUR (2019-06-15). India Imposes New Tariffs On U.S. Goods. telesurenglish.net The tariffs are mainly imposed on agricultural goods such as walnuts, apples and almonds. Similar to the tariffs China imposed, India is targeting locations that have been traditionally Republican. | The announcement to strip India of its special trade status was already made in May by the Trump administration. | India was the country that benefited most of the Generalized System of Preferences with a total of $5.7 Billion in imports with the United States. The country also exported vehicle parts, jewelry, cables, leather products and building material to the United States. | The trade deficit between the Un…

WSWS (2019-06-15). Austrian billionaire takes over leading German chain store. wsws.org The takeover by René Benko of the major German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will result in more branch closures and cuts to jobs and wages.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-15). US-India Strategic Partnership: Pompeo Hinted at a Big "Surprise". Contain both Russia and China. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2019-06-15). Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH in Russian power grid… media shrugs. rt.com The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. |

Staff (2019-06-15). Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH into Russian power grid… media shrugs. rt.com The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. |

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-15). Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future. globalresearch.ca The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan's leading role in this vision. | President Putin's keynote speech at the SCO was brief but concise, laying out Russia's envisioned future …

WSWS (2019-06-15). Democrats seize on Trump comment to push their anti-Russia campaign. wsws.org The reaction of the Democrats to Trump's latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Italy: New Anti-Immigration Bill Attacks NGO's Rescue Missions. telesurenglish.net Conducting rescue missions along the central Mediterranean may cost Italian non-governmental organizations (NGO) ‚Ǩ50,000 (US$ 56,190) in fines, according to new security policies passed by Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, Friday. | RELATED: | Italy's 'Closed Ports' Policy Leaves Over 1,500 Africans Dead | The controversial bill was denounced by international organizations and aid groups alike as a "declaration of war against the NGOs who are saving lives at…

WSWS (2019-06-15). NYPD disciplinary trial of cop who killed Eric Garner concludes. wsws.org Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD's trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.

EWG (2019-06-15). Roundup for Breakfast: Monsanto's Weed Killer Found in All Kids' Cereals Sampled. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2018 | A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These …

EWG (2019-06-15). Toxic Fluorinated Chemical (PFAS) Found in Supermarket Foods. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Milk, Bread, Eggs, Green Beans. globalresearch.ca Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. | The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that …

WSWS (2019-06-15). Accused Christchurch terrorist in court, trial set for next year. wsws.org Three months after New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, public discussion of the political causes of the attack and the role of state agencies is being effectively censored.

Editor (2019-06-15). WWP Editorial: No war on Iran! workers.org The U.S. government is charging that on June 13 Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz — the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous. The threat of yet another U.S. military aggression in an area already devastated by decades of war is very real. . . . | Continue reading WWP Editorial: No war on Iran! at Workers.org

Labor Video Project (2019-06-15). Brazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19. indybay.org Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government.

Jason Ditz (2019-06-15). US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — US military intelligence agency the DIA has issued a new statement directly accusing the Russian government of conducting low-yield nuclear tests in the course of developing more advanced nuclear arms. This is the second time the DIA has suggested Russia was conducting nuclear tests in the past month. The statement today, as with the previous one, came with no …

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-15). John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…

unitedEditor (2019-06-15). Shinzo Abe in Iran: a dove of peace or a foreshadower of mayhem? uwidata.com As the situation around Iran continues deteriorating, Japan has taken up an initiative to broker peace and to scale down the tensions between Washington and Tehran. While the situation kept aggravating, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was heading on a diplomatic mission to Iran. The reports on the Japanese Prime Minister's forthcoming visit on …

Staff (2019-06-15). The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its War on Federal Workers. truthout.org Claiming over 650,000 members in the United States and overseas, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) stands as the nation's largest federal and D.C. government employee labor union. The union represents employees who provide care and support for veterans, the elderly and disabled, and people in need of housing through the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with other federal agencies. | A statement on the AFGE website describes these employ…

Committee To Defend Maritime Jobs (2019-06-15). Are you 'double-timing' us with Portland? Oakland Demos Back A's Billionaire. indybay.org Oakland City Council Demo Rebecca Kaplan Charged that Oakland A's bilionaire owner John Fisher maybe "double timing" Oakland in a deal playing Oakland off Portland to take over port land. Despite the opposition of ILWU Local 10 and all other Port of Oakland labor the Oakland City Council voted unaimously to back the A's fast track bills by Demos Rob Bonta and Nancy Skinner to ignore the zoning and build a stadium on Howard Terminal i the Port of Oakland…

Laura Wells (2019-06-15). Report Back From Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705…

Staff (2019-06-15). Don't Accept the "New Normal" — Keep Outrage Alive. truthout.org All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to. — Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the RyeOn Tuesday, after Donald Trump blew kisses at North Korea when it was revealed the regime had assassinated a CIA "asset" by spraying VX nerve agent in his face in the middle of a crowded airport, a friend asked me: "Is your capacity for shock as burned out as mine?" | The asset, by the bye, was Kim Jong Nam, half-bro…

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2019-06-15). Mike Pompeo Has a Hard Time Kicking Old Habits. mintpressnews.com "I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as he is as Secretary of State. Categorically blaming the Iranians for the recent oil attack tankers has left allies scratching their heads; and perhaps leaving foes thinking: "Thank God my enemy is so stupid"! | On June 13, 2019, as Ayatollah Khamenei was holding talks in Tehran with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, two oil tankers carrying oil to Jap…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-15). California Juneteenth National Freedom Day. indybay.org West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove…

Craig Murray (2019-06-15). The Gulf of Credibility. False Flag, Ludicrous Allegation. Iran Rescued the Crew of the Japanese Tanker. globalresearch.ca I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in …

Staff (2019-06-15). Bolton and Pompeo Are Trying to Start Another Forever War. truthout.org It is becoming increasingly evident that National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—President Trump's top two foreign policy appointees—are manufacturing a crisis in order to catapult the United States into an explosive conflict with Iran. | This shouldn't be remotely surprising, given their track records of supporting regime change across the Middle East, opposing the Ira…

Jake Johnson (2019-06-14). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies: Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without A Shred of Evidence. globalresearch.ca In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman …

Jake Johnson (2019-06-14). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence. theantimedia.com (CD) — In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the …

Juan Cole (2019-06-14). Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers. commondreams.org Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don't take orders from Iran and don't have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). Timing of Gulf of Oman Attacks: Washington Aimed to Kill Historic Iran-Japan Talks in Tehran, Oil Tankers en Route to Japan. globalresearch.ca Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. | *** | Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-14). Trump Must Not Be Allowed to Use Gulf of Oman Incidents as 'Pretext for Illegal War With Iran': Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org "The time is now for the United States to exert international leadership, and bring the countries in the region together to forge a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration's claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship's crew…

Trita Parsi (2019-06-14). Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster. commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Staff (2019-06-14). Bernie says Gulf tanker attacks must not be used as 'pretext' for 'disastrous' war with Iran. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came out swinging against Washington's effort to pin blame on Iran for purported attacks on tanker ships in the Gulf of Oman, warning they are being used as a "pretext for war."

teleSUR (2019-06-14). US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman. telesurenglish.net The U.S. government has blamed Iran for the attacks on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Sends Warships to Gulf of Oman, Accuses Iran Over Tanker Attack | According to the Reuters report, the attack on the two oil tankers resulted in increased oil prices and increased tensions between the governments of Iran and the United States. | It was not immediately clear what befell the Norwegian-owned Front Altair…

Staff (2019-06-14). Headlines for June 14, 2019. democracynow.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accuses Iran of Attacking Oil Tankers, Federal Elections Commissioner Warns Trump over Foreign Help for Re-election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Step Down as White House Press Secretary, Federal Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired for Hatch Act Violations, Teen Mother and Premature Baby Found Neglected in Border Patrol Custody, Whole Villages Evacuated Amid Record Heat and Drought in India, Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal, Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism and Murder, Palestinian Medic, Shot in the Head by Isr…

WSWS (2019-06-14). US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf. wsws.org The unsubstantiated US allegations that Iran is responsible for attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz set the stage for a further escalation toward war.

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions …

General Wesley Clark (2019-06-14). Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.." globalresearch.ca Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …

Laura Gottesdiener (2019-06-14). Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace. thenation.com Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace…

Staff (2019-06-14). The Mainstream Media Is Marching Us Into War With Iran. truthdig.com If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and would never again help start a Middle East war on the basis of false or flimsy evidence, the headlines that blared across the front pages of major U.S. news websites Thursday night indicated that such hopes were badly misplaced. | The U.S. military late Thursday released blurry, black-and-white video footage that it claimed—without…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-14). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-14). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman? globalresearch.ca The Gulf of Oman lies east of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, bordering Iran, Oman, and the UAE. It's close to Saudi territory and Pakistan. | It's a potential flashpoint area because around two-thirds of world oil passes through …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). Pompeo Blames Iran for Likely Gulf of Oman False Flag. globalresearch.ca Cui bono is most important whenever an incident like Thursday attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman occurs. | Clearly, Iran had nothing to gain and plenty to lose from the incident. The Trump regime and its anti-Iran imperial partners …

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). Trump admin aims to kill historic talks and strangle Iran with evidence-free accusations. thegrayzone.com Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever…

Jake Johnson, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-14). Think US Media Won't Help Lead Nation Into War With Iran Based on Flimsy or False Intelligence? Looks Like They Already Are. commondreams.org "Do U.S. reporters, anchors, and editors really want more Middle Eastern blood on their hands? If not, they need to fix their rather credulous and increasingly hawkish coverage of Iran—and fix it fast." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-14). Trump's latest Iran war threat ignites firestorm of opposition. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From presidential hopefuls to peace groups to 86,125 people signing an anti-war petition — so far — the latest Iran war threat concocted by President Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and opposition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told The Washington Post that she had hoped Trump "would kind of not be grabbed …

Dr. David Halpin (2019-06-14). Israel, America and Britain: Building a Pretext to Wage War on Iran, Setting the Scene for a Broader War? globalresearch.ca At 11pm BST 13th of June 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation, or more correctly, the British State Broadcaster, pumped this out on an ultra short bulletin, usual for this time of night. | (Sometimes it is difficult to rest the …

Whitney Webb (2019-06-14). Amid Sudan's Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan. mintpressnews.com Trump's clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.' top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters. telesurenglish.net A spokesman for Sudan's military council admitted that they committed "painful and outrageous" violations when, in their desire to remove pro-democracy protesters performing a sit-in, reportedly killed 112 people. This comes amid negotiations mediated by Ethiopia and an end to a civil disobedience campaign that had paralyzed the country. | RELATED | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | Shams El Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for Sudan's ruling Transitional…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-14). Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics. globalresearch.ca The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of …

Staff (2019-06-14). John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a WAR ON JOURNALISM! dissidentvoice.org Going Underground's Farhaan Ahmed talks to John Pilger after Julian Assange's US extradition hearing, where it was decided that Julian would not face a full extradition hearing next year until after the 24th of February.

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-14). Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media's go-to monitor. thegrayzone.com Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting…

David Hearst (2019-06-14). Why I'm Optimistic About the 'Deal of the Century'. "Palestinian Struggle Centre Stage of Arab Politics" globalresearch.ca In selling the yet-to-be-published " deal of the century" (DoC), its principle authors have said the following: | That the Palestinians are not yet capable of governing themselves (US president's son-in-law Jared Kushner); that Israel has a right to annex …

Bryant Brown (2019-06-14). A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106. globalresearch.ca This past April 11th William Krehm died peacefully. He was in his 106th year. | I had met him about a decade ago when I started attending meetings of the lobby group COMER. He founded it, the Committee on Monetary and …

The Canary (2019-06-14). Two more protesters board oil rig, campaigners say. thecanary.co Two more Greenpeace activists are occupying an oil rig in the North Sea, the organisation said.The pair are believed to have boarded the rig in the Cromarty Firth at around 4am on Friday.Campaigners from the environmental organisation have been occupying the structure since Sunday evening.Greenpeace climbers on the BP oil rig in Cromarty Firth (Greenpeace)They have been calling on BP to stop drilling for oil and hoped to stop the drilling rig from reaching the Vorlich oil field.The latest development follows the arrest of two people on Thursday who had been part of a five-day protest at the site.John Sauven, exec…

Steve Sweeney (2019-06-14). Palestinians plan "popular uprising" against Trump's "deal of the century" peoplesworld.org Palestinians are preparing for a "popular uprising" in protest at US President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" which is set to be unveiled at a Bahrain conference later this month. Demonstrations will take place as the U.S.-led gathering discusses the first part of Washington's "peace plan." It will be presented by Trump's son-in-law …

Marco Teruggi (2019-06-14). War of words over Venezuela's future. workers.org This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on June 10. Translation by Michael Otto. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and Caribbean. All of them fit within a day and a night. They overlap. They create rhythms and dramas, especially for motorcyclists who flee the daily . . . | Continue reading War of words over Venezuela's future at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-06-14). "Soldier People" – Report from Venezuela. fightbacknews.org The following essay was written by Vladimir Castillo, the International Affairs Coordinator of the Ministry of Communes of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In it, Castillo lays out the anti-imperialist nature of the Venezuelan military and its strategic involvement in the Bolivarian Revolution. The essay was originally published by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and is translated here by the Fight Back! staff. | The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) directly descends from the people's armies of Simón Bolívar, the army of Liberators; from our indigenous warriors; from the liberating…

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Caricom-Cuba Summit Denounces US Blockade on Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Caribbean Community (Caricom) has issued their declaration adopted Friday at the conclusion of the Sixth Caricom-Cuba Ministerial Meeting, which among other things, unequivocally called for an end to the economic blockade imposed upon Cuba by the United States (U.S.). | RELATED | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | Representatives from Caricom nations met with officials from the island nation of Cuba in Georgetown, Guyana on June 14 to di…

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Venezuela: UN Leader Michelle Bachelet to Meet With Maduro. telesurenglish.net U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced Friday she will visit Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with both President Nicolas Maduro and the United States-backed, self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | Her visit, at the invitation of the Maduro administration, comes ahead of the U.N. Human Rights Council opening a three-week session starting June 24. Venezuela has suffered loss of…

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. fair.org By Joe Emersberger Reuters ( 5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. | I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impac…

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month. commondreams.org Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'. telesurenglish.net President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)'s administration in Mexico says that the United States has pledged US$5.8 billion to go towards investing in Central American countries and US$2 billion in southern Mexican states as part of a proposed economic development plan the countries' leaders hope will stem the flow of Central Americans seeking refugee in the U.S. | RELATED: | Central American Asylum-Seeking Children Face Harsh Conditions: Doctors | During a Friday mor…

Andrew Levine (2019-06-14). Whither The Trump Paradox? counterpunch.org That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the More

Ralph Nader (2019-06-14). It is Time to Rediscover Print Newspapers. counterpunch.org Friends often ask me why I spend so much time reading print versions of newspapers. I respond with the usual general reasons about learning what is happening, worsening or improving, in the world. I also point out that I send people helpful clippings. Unfortunately, responses do not get many people to expand their print newspaper More

WSWS (2019-06-14). New Zealand government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments. wsws.org Contrary to statements by the Greens and pseudo-lefts, the Labour Party-led government is strengthening New Zealand's alliance with US imperialism.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Sri Lanka Brings Back 5 Terror Suspects from Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The Sri Lankan authorities have brought back five suspects that fled to Saudi Arabia after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, the police said in a statement on Friday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Curfew Imposed Post-Sinhala Muslim Clashes | The authorities declined to provide the details regarding the arrest of these five suspects; however, the police did confirm that they were Sri Lankan nationals. | "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist…

South Front (2019-06-14). Video: Cruise Missile Strike on Saudi Airport Marks Start of New Round of Escalation in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca On June 12, the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) launched a cruise missile at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The movement said that the missile had successfully hit the airport, which has a large military …

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Greenland Loses Two Gigatons of Ice to 'Unusual' Melt, Heat. telesurenglish.net Greenland lost over two billion tons of ice after a major melt Thursday, scientists at the University of Georgia said, calling the event "unusual, but not unprecedented." | RELATED: | 'Mass Plant Extinction' Threatens Future of Humanity: Study | Research scientist Thomas Mote, an expert in Greenland's climate said, "We've seen a sequence of these large melt seasons, starting in 2007, that would have been unprecedented earlier in the record … we didn't see anything like this prior…

Mike Jasco (2019-06-14). Tenants win concessions in battle against billionaire developers. liberationnews.org The concessions won by the tenants prove they can organize and win against the ruling class.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban. telesurenglish.net The United States chip maker Broadcom Thursday announced that the ban enacted by United States President Donald Trump on the Chinese company Huawei will result in a loss of revenue of US$2 billion per year. | RELATED: | Huawei Gets Ready to Break US Monopoly on Operating Systems | By the end of Fiscal Year 2019, the company expects sales at US$22.5 billion, a decrease compared to previous periods. | This forecast is a consequence of Broadcom not reaching its revenue objectives in…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-14). 'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion. commondreams.org "The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Bilateral Relations Between Moscow, Washington Souring: Putin. telesurenglish.net Russia-U.S. relations are getting worse, particularly due to the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in an interview with Mir TV channel. | RELATED: | Russia Blasts Trump for Destabilizing Europe With Plan To Increase Troops in Poland | "They (our relations) are going downhill…

Horace G. Campbell (2019-06-14). Edward Seaga and the Institutionalization of Thuggery, Violence and Dehumanization in Jamaica. counterpunch.org Introduction The island of Jamaica has achieved international notoriety as a space of unbridled violence and as one of the main hubs for the trans Caribbean and trans-Atlantic drug networks within the illicit global economy. These features of Jamaican society developed rapidly after 1980 when Edward Seaga, became the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica. As More

Pete Dolack (2019-06-14). Look to U.S. Executive Suites, Not Beijing, For Why Production is Moved. counterpunch.org The ongoing trade war between the United States and China, and the rhetoric surrounding it coming out of the White House, has served to reinforce the idea that China is "stealing" jobs from the United States. The reality, however, is that if we are seeking the responsible party, our attention should be directed toward U.S. More

Graham Peebles (2019-06-14). Zero Waste: The Global Plastics Crisis. counterpunch.org Plastic pollution is everywhere, it litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death, and has even been discovered embedded in Arctic ice. It's in the air we breathe, the water we drink (bottled and tap), and last year plastic was found in human stools for the More

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-06-14). Alias Anything You Please: a Lifetime of Dylan. counterpunch.org Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That's a lot of coffee. That's a lot of stirring. It started out with the folkies jumping on the bandwagon of his early ballads of change — lots of wind blowing, lots of More

Brian Cloughley (2019-06-14). Trump's Washington Detests the Belt and Road Initiative. counterpunch.org The foreign and domestic policies of the US Administration appear to be guided by a combination of financial greed, the desire to exploit weakness for the sake of doing so, a partiality for malevolence, and determination to be spiteful. In no manner, domestically, has the last been more effectively demonstrated than by Trump's treatment of the More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-14). Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let's Talk About the 'Israeli Model'. counterpunch.org In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries "Axios" on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his 'Deal of the Century' was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not More

David Rosen (2019-06-14). Time to Break Up the 21st Century Tech Trusts. counterpunch.org On June 11th, the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading "big-tech" companies — Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who oversees the subcommittee hearing, proclaimed, "these are monopolies," warning that they dominate the digital marketplace and it might be time for new legislation to increase More

Richard Moser (2019-06-14). The Climate Counter-Offensive: Secrecy, Deception and Disarming the Green New Deal. counterpunch.org There are things we are not supposed to know and the corporate controlled news industry is not going to tell us. Totally absent from the obedient media is one of the most important stories of all time: war creates climate change. The story of how this knowledge has been repressed is essential to understanding how More

2019-06-16: Social Media Postees

'Treason!' Trump slams NYT claim of US cyberattacks on Russia's power grid as harmful fake news
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-16
Following a bombastic report that US government hackers are targeting Russia's power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to US credibility and national security. | …
rt.com/usa/461980-trump-nyt-russia-hackers-treason/

Video: Mysterious Attacks on Oil Tankers Around Persian Gulf
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
The tensions continued to grow around the Persian Gulf following a cruise missile strike on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport carried out by the Houthis on June 12. | On June 13, Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous oil …
globalresearch.ca/series-mysterious-attacks-oil-tankers-around-persian-gulf/5680666

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-15
Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/where-are-the-skeptics-as-the-drums-roll-for-war-with-iran/

Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Trump's absurd lies about Iranian responsibility for an attack on two tankers in the Persian Gulf directly contradicted claims by the owner of one of the ships.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Pompeo's "Tanker Narrative" against Iran."Thank God my Enemy is so Stupid"!
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
"I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as …
globalresearch.ca/pompeos-tanker-narrative-against-iran-thank-god-my-enemy-is-so-stupid/5680684

Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman. In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
It is known that the US has for long had a comprehensive and combined plan with Israel to attack Iranian targets with huge, non-nuclear, bunker-busting, 10 ton, GBU-43 air-blast bombs capable of destroying the deepest underground installations — these are …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-submarines-suspected-sabotaging-shipping-strait/5680669

Houthi Drone Attacks Continue to Target Airport in Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
The Qasif K2 drones struck the control rooms in Jizan airport as well as the refueling station in Abha, according to a spokesperson of the Yemeni armed forces. The attacks were stated to be an act of retaliation against Saudi Arabia's war against the impoverished nation. | The Houthi milita has increased its attacks on airports in recent days and launched major attacks on oil-pipelines in Saudi Arabia. | The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthi movement in Yemen said earlier strikes on the Airport in Abha was proof of Iranian support for what it called cross-border terrorism.
telesurenglish.net/news/Houthi-Drone-Attacks-Continue-to-Target-Airport-in-Saudi-Arabia-20190615-0012.html

Trump talks about 'nations of terror'. Has he never met the United States?
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-06-15
On 14 June, Donald Trump called Iran "a nation of terror" amid increasing tensions. That showed real nerve. Because the US is probably the 'nation of terror'. And it's held that position for many, many decades. | Wasn't 'terrorism' an official US policy?: | As Noam Chomsky has…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/06/15/trump-talks-about-nations-of-terror-has-he-never-met-the-united-states/

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe begins new hunger strike in Iran jail
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-15
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe — the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges — has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said.Richard Ratcliffe said he had received a phone call from his wife to tell him she had informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment".Mr Ratcliffe said he would also not eat for the duration of her protest.He said his wife's decision followed the fifth birthday of their daughter, Gabriella, who has not been allowed to leave Iran following her mother's arrest in 2016 and is living with her grandparents.Richard Ratc…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/06/15/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-begins-new-hunger-strike-in-iran-jail/

'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-15
Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong? | …
rt.com/usa/461922-lindsey-graham-grenada-venezuela-invasion/

Trump Regime Lurching Toward Possible War on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
The US is an aggressor state, its rage to control other nations, their resources and populations the greatest threat to world peace and stability. | Waging war requires selling it to manufacture public consent or at least prevent strong opposition. | Over …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-lurching-toward-possible-war-iran/5680674

Sudan's opposition leaders capitulate to the military junta
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The AFC has handed the initiative to the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ousted long-term dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April to prevent the overthrow of the entire regime…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Assange is being prosecuted for 'exposing the crimes of empire', says award winning journalist
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-06-15
Award-winning journalist Christopher Hedges accused the UK and US authorities of 'judicially lynching' Julian Assange. Speaking outside Westminster Magistrates' Court, Hedges said he came to London from the US "to speak out against"
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/15/assange-is-being-prosecuted-for-exposing-the-crimes-of-empire-says-award-winning-journalist/

Veteran republican 'unrepentant', mourners told at his funeral
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-15
A veteran republican who opposed the peace process died "unrepentant", hundreds of mourners in West Belfast were told.Billy McKee, who died on Tuesday aged 97, was a founding member of the Provisional IRA, and a staunch critic of Sinn Fein's embrace of non-violence.His funeral was held on Saturday at St Peter's Cathedral. | Billy McKee died an "unrepentant" republican. @PA pic.twitter.com/XlVeFLLlBo…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/06/15/veteran-republican-unrepentant-mourners-told-at-his-funeral/

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-15
(FAIR) — I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the …

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month

Venezuela Scenario: US Launches Attack On Russia's Power Grid
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
According to an exclusive report published by the New York Times, the United States government has planted malware in Russia's electrical grid system in an act of revenge for "Russian interference," according to former and current government officials. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | It seems that Venezuela was a testing ground for the Trump admi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Scenario-US-Launches-Attack-On-Russias-Power-Grid-20190615-0007.html

HBO's Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility's nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
NATO terrorists murdered the Grand Mufti's son. They murdered the Minister of Reconciliation's[1] son, all with a view to corrupting the Syrian government and to bending its will. It didn't work. | NATO terrorists murdered about 25,000 innocent people in Aleppo …
globalresearch.ca/nato-warfare-creating-exploiting-desperation/5680681

Austrian billionaire takes over leading German chain store
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The takeover by René Benko of the major German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will result in more branch closures and cuts to jobs and wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

India Imposes New Tariffs On U.S. Goods
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
The tariffs are mainly imposed on agricultural goods such as walnuts, apples and almonds. Similar to the tariffs China imposed, India is targeting locations that have been traditionally Republican. | The announcement to strip India of its special trade status was already made in May by the Trump administration. | India was the country that benefited most of the Generalized System of Preferences with a total of $5.7 Billion in imports with the United States. The country also exported vehicle parts, jewelry, cables, leather products and building material to the United States. | The trade deficit between the Un…
telesurenglish.net/news/India-Imposes-New-Tariffs-On-U.S.-Goods-20190615-0011.html

Democrats seize on Trump comment to push their anti-Russia campaign
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The reaction of the Democrats to Trump's latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan's leading role in this vision. | President Putin's keynote speech at the SCO was brief but concise, laying out Russia's envisioned future …
globalresearch.ca/pakistan-integral-eurasian-future-putin-articulated-sco/5680688

Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH into Russian power grid… media shrugs
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-15
The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. | …
rt.com/usa/461975-america-cyber-attacks-russia-power/

US-India Strategic Partnership: Pompeo Hinted at a Big "Surprise". Contain both Russia and China
Andrew Korybko | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-06-15
asia-pacificresearch.com/pompeo-hinted-big-surprise-during-his-upcoming-trip-india/5628692

Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH in Russian power grid… media shrugs
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-15
The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. | …
rt.com/usa/461975-america-cyber-attacks-russia-power/

Italy: New Anti-Immigration Bill Attacks NGO's Rescue Missions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
Conducting rescue missions along the central Mediterranean may cost Italian non-governmental organizations (NGO) ‚Ǩ50,000 (US$ 56,190) in fines, according to new security policies passed by Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, Friday. | RELATED: | Italy's 'Closed Ports' Policy Leaves Over 1,500 Africans Dead | The controversial bill was denounced by international organizations and aid groups alike as a "declaration of war against the NGOs who are saving lives at…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-New-Anti-Immigration-Bill-Attacks-NGOs-Rescue-Missions-20190615-0009.html

NYPD disciplinary trial of cop who killed Eric Garner concludes
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD's trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Roundup for Breakfast: Monsanto's Weed Killer Found in All Kids' Cereals Sampled
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
First published in November 2018 | A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These …
globalresearch.ca/roundup-for-breakfast-monsantos-weed-killer-found-in-all-kids-cereals-sampled/5658032

Toxic Fluorinated Chemical (PFAS) Found in Supermarket Foods. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Milk, Bread, Eggs, Green Beans
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. | The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that …
globalresearch.ca/how-long-has-fda-known-about-fluorinated-compounds-food-supply/5680589

Accused Christchurch terrorist in court, trial set for next year
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Three months after New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, public discussion of the political causes of the attack and the role of state agencies is being effectively censored.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-15
(ANTIWAR.COM) — US military intelligence agency the DIA has issued a new statement directly accusing the Russian government of conducting low-yield nuclear tests in the course of developing more advanced nuclear arms. This is the second time the DIA has suggested Russia was conducting nuclear tests in the past month. The statement today, as with the previous one, came with no …

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence

John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
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indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823942.php

WWP Editorial: No war on Iran!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-06-15
The U.S. government is charging that on June 13 Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz — the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous. The threat of yet another U.S. military aggression in an area already devastated by decades of war is very real. . . . | Continue reading WWP Editorial: No war on Iran! at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/15/wwp-editorial-no-war-on-iran/

Mike Pompeo Has a Hard Time Kicking Old Habits
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-15
"I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as he is as Secretary of State. Categorically blaming the Iranians for the recent oil attack tankers has left allies scratching their heads; and perhaps leaving foes thinking: "Thank God my enemy is so stupid"! | On June 13, 2019, as Ayatollah Khamenei was holding talks in Tehran with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, two oil tankers carrying oil to Jap…
mintpressnews.com/pompeo-tanker-narrative/259223/

California Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823913.php

The Gulf of Credibility. False Flag, Ludicrous Allegation. Iran Rescued the Crew of the Japanese Tanker
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-15
I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in …
globalresearch.ca/the-gulf-of-credibility-false-flag-ludicrous-allegation-iran-rescued-the-crew-of-the-japanese-tanker/5680665

Brazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/14/18823958.php

Are you 'double-timing' us with Portland? Oakland Demos Back A's Billionaire
Committee To Defend Maritime Jobs | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
Oakland City Council Demo Rebecca Kaplan Charged that Oakland A's bilionaire owner John Fisher maybe "double timing" Oakland in a deal playing Oakland off Portland to take over port land. Despite the opposition of ILWU Local 10 and all other Port of Oakland labor the Oakland City Council voted unaimously to back the A's fast track bills by Demos Rob Bonta and Nancy Skinner to ignore the zoning and build a stadium on Howard Terminal i the Port of Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/15/18823966.php

The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its War on Federal Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-15
Claiming over 650,000 members in the United States and overseas, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) stands as the nation's largest federal and D.C. government employee labor union. The union represents employees who provide care and support for veterans, the elderly and disabled, and people in need of housing through the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with other federal agencies. | A statement on the AFGE website describes these employ…
truthout.org/articles/the-trump-administration-is-escalating-its-war-on-federal-workers/

Don't Accept the "New Normal" — Keep Outrage Alive
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-15
All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to. — Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the RyeOn Tuesday, after Donald Trump blew kisses at North Korea when it was revealed the regime had assassinated a CIA "asset" by spraying VX nerve agent in his face in the middle of a crowded airport, a friend asked me: "Is your capacity for shock as burned out as mine?" | The asset, by the bye, was Kim Jong Nam, half-bro…
truthout.org/articles/dont-accept-the-new-normal-keep-outrage-alive/

Bolton and Pompeo Are Trying to Start Another Forever War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-15
It is becoming increasingly evident that National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo–President Trump's top two foreign policy appointees–are manufacturing a crisis in order to catapult the United States into an explosive conflict with Iran. | This shouldn't be remotely surprising, given their track records of supporting regime change across the Middle East, opposing the Ira…
truthout.org/articles/bolton-and-pompeo-are-trying-to-start-another-forever-war/

Report Back From Venezuela
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823912.php

Shinzo Abe in Iran: a dove of peace or a foreshadower of mayhem?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-15
As the situation around Iran continues deteriorating, Japan has taken up an initiative to broker peace and to scale down the tensions between Washington and Tehran. While the situation kept aggravating, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was heading on a diplomatic mission to Iran. The reports on the Japanese Prime Minister's forthcoming visit on …
uwidata.com/3861-shinzo-abe-in-iran-a-dove-of-peace-or-a-foreshadower-of-mayhem/

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-14
(CD) — In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the …

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies: Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without A Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman …
globalresearch.ca/deja-vu-iraq-war-lies-mike-pompeo-blames-iran-tanker-attack-without-single-shred-evidence/5680606

Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don't take orders from Iran and don't have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Trump Must Not Be Allowed to Use Gulf of Oman Incidents as 'Pretext for Illegal War With Iran': Bernie Sanders
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
"The time is now for the United States to exert international leadership, and bring the countries in the region together to forge a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The U.S. government has blamed Iran for the attacks on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Sends Warships to Gulf of Oman, Accuses Iran Over Tanker Attack | According to the Reuters report, the attack on the two oil tankers resulted in increased oil prices and increased tensions between the governments of Iran and the United States. | It was not immediately clear what befell the Norwegian-owned Front Altair…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Blames-Iran-for-Attacks-on-Oil-Tankers-in-Gulf-of-Oman-20190614-0001.html

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-14
The Trump administration's claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship's crew…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/14/us-iran-oil-tanker-attacks-kyrgyzstan/

Bernie says Gulf tanker attacks must not be used as 'pretext' for 'disastrous' war with Iran
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-14
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came out swinging against Washington's effort to pin blame on Iran for purported attacks on tanker ships in the Gulf of Oman, warning they are being used as a "pretext for war." | …
rt.com/usa/461911-bernie-tanker-pretext-war-iran/

US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf
wsws.org | 2019-06-14
The unsubstantiated US allegations that Iran is responsible for attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz set the stage for a further escalation toward war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Timing of Gulf of Oman Attacks: Washington Aimed to Kill Historic Iran-Japan Talks in Tehran, Oil Tankers en Route to Japan
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. | *** | Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching …
globalresearch.ca/timing-of-gulf-of-oman-attacks-washington-aimed-to-kill-historic-iran-japan-talks-in-tehran-oil-tankers-en-route-to-japan/5680598

High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-14
Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/14/high-tensions-in-the-persian-gulf-require-maximum-restraint-not-maximum-pressure/

Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster
Trita Parsi | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …
globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

The Mainstream Media Is Marching Us Into War With Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-14
If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and would never again help start a Middle East war on the basis of false or flimsy evidence, the headlines that blared across the front pages of major U.S. news websites Thursday night indicated that such hopes were badly misplaced. | The U.S. military late Thursday released blurry, black-and-white video footage that it claimed–without…
truthdig.com/articles/the-mainstream-media-is-marching-us-into-war-with-iran/

Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace
Laura Gottesdiener | thenation.com | 2019-06-14
Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace…
thenation.com/article/foreign-policy-iraqi-activists-peace-conflict-iran/

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-emptive-nuclear-war-role-israel-attack-iran/5677025

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-emptive-nuclear-war-role-israel-attack-iran/5677025

False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The Gulf of Oman lies east of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, bordering Iran, Oman, and the UAE. It's close to Saudi territory and Pakistan. | It's a potential flashpoint area because around two-thirds of world oil passes through …
globalresearch.ca/false-flag-incident-gulf-oman/5680528

Pompeo Blames Iran for Likely Gulf of Oman False Flag
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Cui bono is most important whenever an incident like Thursday attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman occurs. | Clearly, Iran had nothing to gain and plenty to lose from the incident. The Trump regime and its anti-Iran imperial partners …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-falsely-blames-iran-likely-gulf-oman-false-flag/5680576

Trump admin aims to kill historic talks and strangle Iran with evidence-free accusations
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/13/iran-gulf-of-oman-attacks-japan-talks/

Think US Media Won't Help Lead Nation Into War With Iran Based on Flimsy or False Intelligence? Looks Like They Already Are
Jake Johnson, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
"Do U.S. reporters, anchors, and editors really want more Middle Eastern blood on their hands? If not, they need to fix their rather credulous and increasingly hawkish coverage of Iran—and fix it fast." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/14/think-us-media-wont-help-lead-nation-war-iran-based-flimsy-or-false-intelligence?cd-origin=rss

Trump's latest Iran war threat ignites firestorm of opposition
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-14
WASHINGTON — From presidential hopefuls to peace groups to 86,125 people signing an anti-war petition — so far — the latest Iran war threat concocted by President Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and opposition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told The Washington Post that she had hoped Trump "would kind of not be grabbed …
peoplesworld.org/article/trumps-latest-iran-war-threat-ignites-firestorm-of-opposition/

Trump admin aims to kill historic talks and strangle Iran with evidence-free accusations
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/13/iran-gulf-of-oman-attacks-japan-talks/

Israel, America and Britain: Building a Pretext to Wage War on Iran, Setting the Scene for a Broader War?
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
At 11pm BST 13th of June 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation, or more correctly, the British State Broadcaster, pumped this out on an ultra short bulletin, usual for this time of night. | (Sometimes it is difficult to rest the …
globalresearch.ca/israel-america-and-britain-building-a-pretext-to-wage-war-on-iran-setting-the-scene-for-a-broader-war/5680621

Amid Sudan's Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-14
Trump's clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.' top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.
mintpressnews.com/sudan-brutal-crackdown-trump-appoints-envoy/259217/

Amid Sudan's Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-14
Trump's clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.' top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.
mintpressnews.com/sudan-brutal-crackdown-trump-appoints-envoy/259217/

Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
A spokesman for Sudan's military council admitted that they committed "painful and outrageous" violations when, in their desire to remove pro-democracy protesters performing a sit-in, reportedly killed 112 people. This comes amid negotiations mediated by Ethiopia and an end to a civil disobedience campaign that had paralyzed the country. | RELATED | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | Shams El Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for Sudan's ruling Transitional…
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Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
A spokesman for Sudan's military council admitted that they committed "painful and outrageous" violations when, in their desire to remove pro-democracy protesters performing a sit-in, reportedly killed 112 people. This comes amid negotiations mediated by Ethiopia and an end to a civil disobedience campaign that had paralyzed the country. | RELATED | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | Shams El Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for Sudan's ruling Transitional…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudans-Ruling-Military-Admits-Outrageous-Acts-on-Protesters-20190614-0012.html

Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-scales-justice-exceptions-extraditions-politics/5680537

John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a WAR ON JOURNALISM!
Staff | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-14
Going Underground's Farhaan Ahmed talks to John Pilger after Julian Assange's US extradition hearing, where it was decided that Julian would not face a full extradition hearing next year until after the 24th of February.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/john-pilger-julian-assange-extradition-case-is-a-war-on-journalism/

Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media's go-to monitor
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-14
Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/14/syrian-network-for-human-rights-opposition-snhr/

Two more protesters board oil rig, campaigners say
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-14
Two more Greenpeace activists are occupying an oil rig in the North Sea, the organisation said.The pair are believed to have boarded the rig in the Cromarty Firth at around 4am on Friday.Campaigners from the environmental organisation have been occupying the structure since Sunday evening.Greenpeace climbers on the BP oil rig in Cromarty Firth (Greenpeace)They have been calling on BP to stop drilling for oil and hoped to stop the drilling rig from reaching the Vorlich oil field.The latest development follows the arrest of two people on Thursday who had been part of a five-day protest at the site.John Sauven, exec…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/06/14/two-more-protesters-board-oil-rig-campaigners-say/

Palestinians plan "popular uprising" against Trump's "deal of the century"
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-14
Palestinians are preparing for a "popular uprising" in protest at US President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" which is set to be unveiled at a Bahrain conference later this month. Demonstrations will take place as the U.S.-led gathering discusses the first part of Washington's "peace plan." It will be presented by Trump's son-in-law …
peoplesworld.org/article/palestinians-plan-popular-uprising-against-trumps-deal-of-the-century/

A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
This past April 11th William Krehm died peacefully. He was in his 106th year. | I had met him about a decade ago when I started attending meetings of the lobby group COMER. He founded it, the Committee on Monetary and …
globalresearch.ca/life-well-lived-william-krehm-dies-106/5680550

War of words over Venezuela's future
Marco Teruggi | workers.org | 2019-06-14
This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on June 10. Translation by Michael Otto. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and Caribbean. All of them fit within a day and a night. They overlap. They create rhythms and dramas, especially for motorcyclists who flee the daily . . . | Continue reading War of words over Venezuela's future at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/13/war-of-words-over-venezuelas-future/

Caricom-Cuba Summit Denounces US Blockade on Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Caribbean Community (Caricom) has issued their declaration adopted Friday at the conclusion of the Sixth Caricom-Cuba Ministerial Meeting, which among other things, unequivocally called for an end to the economic blockade imposed upon Cuba by the United States (U.S.). | RELATED | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | Representatives from Caricom nations met with officials from the island nation of Cuba in Georgetown, Guyana on June 14 to di…
telesurenglish.net/news/Caricom-Cuba-Summit-Denounces-US-Blockade-on-Cuba-20190614-0013.html

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month
Joe Emersberger | fair.org | 2019-06-14
By Joe Emersberger Reuters ( 5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. | I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impac…
fair.org/home/study-linking-us-sanctions-to-venezuelan-deaths-buried-by-reuters-for-over-a-month/

Venezuela: UN Leader Michelle Bachelet to Meet With Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced Friday she will visit Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with both President Nicolas Maduro and the United States-backed, self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | Her visit, at the invitation of the Maduro administration, comes ahead of the U.N. Human Rights Council opening a three-week session starting June 24. Venezuela has suffered loss of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-UN-Leader-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Meet-With-Maduro–20190614-0009.html

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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"Soldier People" – Report from Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-14
The following essay was written by Vladimir Castillo, the International Affairs Coordinator of the Ministry of Communes of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In it, Castillo lays out the anti-imperialist nature of the Venezuelan military and its strategic involvement in the Bolivarian Revolution. The essay was originally published by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and is translated here by the Fight Back! staff. | The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) directly descends from the people's armies of Simón Bolívar, the army of Liberators; from our indigenous warriors; from the liberating…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/14/…

Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)'s administration in Mexico says that the United States has pledged US$5.8 billion to go towards investing in Central American countries and US$2 billion in southern Mexican states as part of a proposed economic development plan the countries' leaders hope will stem the flow of Central Americans seeking refugee in the U.S. | RELATED: | Central American Asylum-Seeking Children Face Harsh Conditions: Doctors | During a Friday mor…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-to-Migrants-We-Dont-Want-You-To-Cross-Our-Country-20190614-0006.html

Whither The Trump Paradox?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/whither-the-trump-paradox/

Whither The Trump Paradox?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/whither-the-trump-paradox/

It is Time to Rediscover Print Newspapers
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
Friends often ask me why I spend so much time reading print versions of newspapers. I respond with the usual general reasons about learning what is happening, worsening or improving, in the world. I also point out that I send people helpful clippings. Unfortunately, responses do not get many people to expand their print newspaper…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/it-is-time-to-rediscover-print-newspapers/

New Zealand government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments
wsws.org | 2019-06-14
Contrary to statements by the Greens and pseudo-lefts, the Labour Party-led government is strengthening New Zealand's alliance with US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Sri Lanka Brings Back 5 Terror Suspects from Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The Sri Lankan authorities have brought back five suspects that fled to Saudi Arabia after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, the police said in a statement on Friday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Curfew Imposed Post-Sinhala Muslim Clashes | The authorities declined to provide the details regarding the arrest of these five suspects; however, the police did confirm that they were Sri Lankan nationals. | "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sri-Lanka-Brings-Back-5-Terror-Suspects-from-Saudi-Arabia-20190614-0003.html

Video: Cruise Missile Strike on Saudi Airport Marks Start of New Round of Escalation in the Middle East
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
On June 12, the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) launched a cruise missile at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The movement said that the missile had successfully hit the airport, which has a large military …
globalresearch.ca/cruise-missile-strike-saudi-airport-marks-start-new-round-escalation-middle-east/5680535

Greenland Loses Two Gigatons of Ice to 'Unusual' Melt, Heat
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
Greenland lost over two billion tons of ice after a major melt Thursday, scientists at the University of Georgia said, calling the event "unusual, but not unprecedented." | RELATED: | 'Mass Plant Extinction' Threatens Future of Humanity: Study | Research scientist Thomas Mote, an expert in Greenland's climate said, "We've seen a sequence of these large melt seasons, starting in 2007, that would have been unprecedented earlier in the record … we didn't see anything like this prior…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greenland-Loses-Two-Gigatons-of-Ice-to-Unusual-Melt-Heat-20190614-0014.html

'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
"The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/14/eye-popping-analysis-shows-top-1-gained-21-trillion-wealth-1989-while-bottom-half?cd-origin=rss

Tenants win concessions in battle against billionaire developers
Mike Jasco | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-14
The concessions won by the tenants prove they can organize and win against the ruling class.
liberationnews.org/tenants-win-concessions-in-battle-against-billionaire-developers/

US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The United States chip maker Broadcom Thursday announced that the ban enacted by United States President Donald Trump on the Chinese company Huawei will result in a loss of revenue of US$2 billion per year. | RELATED: | Huawei Gets Ready to Break US Monopoly on Operating Systems | By the end of Fiscal Year 2019, the company expects sales at US$22.5 billion, a decrease compared to previous periods. | This forecast is a consequence of Broadcom not reaching its revenue objectives in…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Tech-Company-Projects-2B-a-year-Losses-From-Huawei-Ban-20190614-0008.html

US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The United States chip maker Broadcom Thursday announced that the ban enacted by United States President Donald Trump on the Chinese company Huawei will result in a loss of revenue of US$2 billion per year. | RELATED: | Huawei Gets Ready to Break US Monopoly on Operating Systems | By the end of Fiscal Year 2019, the company expects sales at US$22.5 billion, a decrease compared to previous periods. | This forecast is a consequence of Broadcom not reaching its revenue objectives in…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Tech-Company-Projects-2B-a-year-Losses-From-Huawei-Ban-20190614-0008.html

Greenland Loses Two Gigatons of Ice to 'Unusual' Melt, Heat
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
Greenland lost over two billion tons of ice after a major melt Thursday, scientists at the University of Georgia said, calling the event "unusual, but not unprecedented." | RELATED: | 'Mass Plant Extinction' Threatens Future of Humanity: Study | Research scientist Thomas Mote, an expert in Greenland's climate said, "We've seen a sequence of these large melt seasons, starting in 2007, that would have been unprecedented earlier in the record … we didn't see anything like this prior…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greenland-Loses-Two-Gigatons-of-Ice-to-Unusual-Melt-Heat-20190614-0014.html

Bilateral Relations Between Moscow, Washington Souring: Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
Russia-U.S. relations are getting worse, particularly due to the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in an interview with Mir TV channel. | RELATED: | Russia Blasts Trump for Destabilizing Europe With Plan To Increase Troops in Poland | "They (our relations) are going downhill…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bilateral-Relations-Between-Moscow-Washington-Souring-Putin-20190614-0010.html

Mainstream 101: Supporting Imperialism, Suppressing Socialism
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
In Cormac McCarthy's consummate work of apocalyptic dread The Road, about a perished world, the narrator dreams of life with his former bride, a mere memory come to haunt his cold nights. Yet rather than embrace such crepuscular balms, he finds them suspicious. "He mistrusted all of that. He said the right dreams for a man in peril were dreams of peril and all else was the call of langour and of death."
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/mainstream-101-supporting-imperialism-suppressing-socialism/

Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry
Bruce E. Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
Beyond Common Sense, most Americans know little about Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Few know that at the end of Paine's life, he had become a pariah in U.S. society, and for many years after his death, he was either ignored or excoriated–the price he paid for The Age of Reason and its disparagement of religious institutions, especially Christianity.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/tom-paine-christianity-and-modern-psychiatry/

It Can't Happen Here: From Buzz Windrip and Doremus Jessup to Donald Trump and MSNBC
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
It's my sort, the Responsible Citizens who've felt superior because we've been well-to-do and what we thought was 'educated,' who brought on the…Fascist Dictatorship… * Doremus Jessup, a liberal and social democrat, reflecting ruefully from an American fascist prison in Sinclair Lewis's novel It Can't Happen Here (1935) There's something happening here. What it is…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/from-buzz-windrip-and-doremus-jessup-to-donald-trump-and-msnbc/

How SDS Imploded: an Inside Account
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
Fifty years ago, this June, the Students for a Democratic Society held its last united National Convention. It was torn apart by ideologically driven factions, each claiming to have the only correct approach for saving America. Ironically, SDS was initiated by the anti-authoritarian, but socialist oriented, League for Industrial Democracy. Al Haber, SDS's first president,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/how-sds-imploded-an-inside-account/