2020-06-21: News Headlines

Nouran Salahieh (2020-06-22). Protesters in Compton demand justice for Andres Guardado, 18-year-old Latino man fatally shot by deputies. ktla.com Hundreds gathered outside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Compton station Sunday to demand justice for Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old Latino man shot and killed by a deputy in an encounter near Gardena earlier this week. What started off as a peaceful demonstration later saw deputies using what appeared to be pepper balls or tear gas …

Ben Norton (2020-06-21). Leaked Documents Reveal Right-wing Oligarch Plot to Overthrow Mexico's President Lopez Obrador (AMLO). globalresearch.ca Mexico's oligarchs and establishment political parties have united in a secret alliance to try to remove left-wing President López Obrador from power, with help from the media, Washington, and Wall Street. Leaked documents lay out their devious strategy. | *** | Some …

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-21). COVID, Identity Politics, and the Global Ruling Elite. What is the Game Plan After the Elections? globalresearch.ca The following is my opinion based on more than a decade and a half of research into ruling elites. Please be aware this sort of commentary is now considered

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-21). Ten-Point Agenda for the Global South after COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org Jorge González Morales (Mexico), Capitalism, 2020 Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-21). Video: The Closing Down of the Global Economy and the Corona Crisis. Poverty is Worldwide. globalresearch.ca This video featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky was first released on April 20, 2020 | Scroll down | *** | Millions of people have lost their jobs, and their lifelong savings. In developing countries, poverty and despair prevail. | While the lockdown is presented to …

Lavinia Steinfort (2020-06-21). Democratizing Energy to Counter the Climate Catastrophe. zcomm.org The economic recovery as well as a Green New Deal will only be meaningful if we take our country-wide energy systems out of the market and into democratic public ownership…

Sara Flounders (2020-06-21). Just released! A new book: 'What Road To Socialism?'. workers.org "What Road to Socialism?" is a new Workers World anthology released in paper and other formats on May 16, just days before the massive international movement erupted in protest against the horrific police murder of George Floyd. This book expresses confidence that militant, new people's movements will inevitably arise against . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-21). 1921 racist terror in Tulsa. workers.org This slightly edited article first appeared in the March 16, 2005, issue of Workers World. "The morning that the riot started we heard the shooting … just a couple of blocks from the end of Greenwood on Archer. After we heard the shooting, I came to … Jackson's Funeral Home. . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-21). STEM workers join call to 'Strike for Black Lives'. workers.org On June 10, thousands of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators and workers around the U.S. and worldwide organized the #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia one-day work stoppage in solidarity with the ongoing Black uprising. Grassroots Black gender-oppressed STEM organizers galvanized their co-workers to join in the nationwide call for #AStrikeForBlackLives. . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-21). 4 speeches that prove Black Panther Fred Hampton was the Godfather of rap. mronline.org "Under Fred," said David Hilliard, the former head of the National Black Panther Party, "Chicago was the most active and exemplary chapter in the country. The young man was magnetic. He was born for leadership."

Fight Back (2020-06-21). Minnesota legislature fails to address police crimes in special session. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On June 19, family members of several people killed by the police in Minnesota, along with their supporters, protested outside the State Capitol building in Saint Paul. The legislature was called into special session last week to deal with issues postponed by COVID-19, but the murder of George Floyd led to protesters to rush to demand meaningful action on police accountability. | The Minnesota house of representatives was working on a bill, House File 93, which, along with other positive reforms, would change the statute of limitations on police crimes. Right now, technicalities exist that allow ki…

news.un (2020-06-21). On International Yoga Day, UN spotlights power of ancient practice to help ease COVID stress. news.un.org The UN celebrates the sixth annual International Day of Yoga on 21 June, recognizing the ancient practice as a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and a powerful tool for dealing with the myriad stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Ali Salam (2020-06-21). Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinian Civilians in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces abducted Palestinian civilians, overnight Friday, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces abducted Ali Abu Saleh from Arrabah village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. In Qabatya, south of Jenin, undercover Israeli forces arrested …

Karen Dolan (2020-06-21). The Fight for Equality Just Won a Huge Victory. zcomm.org There's a lot of bad news out there, but I hope we'll celebrate amid the painkaren…

news.un (2020-06-21). Global ban needed on bogus 'conversion therapy', argues UN rights expert. news.un.org "Conversion therapy" is built on the false premise that it can alter the sexual orientation of gender diverse people, and many more countries around the world need to recognize its "dehumanizing" and deeply corrosive impact, according to a UN report that's before the UN Human Rights Council this month.

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-06-21). How landscape helped land animals evolve better cognitive abilities than aquatic counterparts. peoplesdispatch.org A new study found that landscape characteristics provided land animals the edge in developing planning abilities, which is required in terrain with a mix of plains, vegetation, hills, water etc.

Danica Jorden (2020-06-21). To Our Confederate Dead: Take It Down. zcomm.org Rounding out the city's first Juneteenth, about three hundred people gathered in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this Friday evening, converging around a large stone monument in the square surrounding the State Capitol building. By 9 pm, one of the monument's bronze statues, which depict armed Confederate soldiers from the state's Civil War period, had been

Christine E. Black (2020-06-21). Could We Have Some Silence Please? globalresearch.ca At my Quaker Meeting, occasionally someone will say, "Could we have some silence please?" especially during a business meeting, which we call Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business. Someone may request silence when the discussion becomes too contentious, …

Ted Glick (2020-06-21). Trump is a Hideous Lying Clown. dissidentvoice.org I watched Mafioso Don's speech last evening for an hour and a half. I don't think I've ever watched one of his speeches live from the beginning to almost the end, but I did last night. The stakes are high, and it felt like I should see for myself how this miserable excuse for a …

Bill Willers (2020-06-21). Books Protect History, Cash Protects Privacy. dissidentvoice.org But to judge everyone from the past based on the values of today — there truly is no end to how much of history would need to be erased. — Simon Black History is punctuated by wars, and it's the winners whose explanations become the records that following generations assume to be as reliable as …

Yereth Rosen (2020-06-21). Alaska Peers into a Future Without Oil. zcomm.org Alaska, once the top oil-producing U.S. state, had slipped out of the top five by 2018…

Candice Bernd (2020-06-21). 911 Services That Dispatch Mental Health Counselors, Not Cops, Gain Traction. zcomm.org "Abolition of police in the current moment that we're talking about, around defunding the police, does not get rid of other systems of oppression that people face"

Project Censored (2020-06-21). Episode 94 — The Right Wing SnowFlakes with Steve Macek. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore right wing victimhood with Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media…

Christian Noakes (2020-06-21). True nature of the capitalist state revealed. workers.org The Department of Justice has given the Drug Enforcement Agency the power to surveil the people participating in the nationwide uprising against police brutality. At first glance, this might be perplexing to some. Why would an agency that focuses on drug trafficking take action against those fighting for racial justice? . . . |

South Front (2020-06-21). Video: Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack Near Ithriyah. globalresearch.ca At least 6 soldiers were killed and 9 others were injured in an ISIS attack on a Syrian Army checkpoint near the town of Ithriyah, located on the Hama-Aleppo road. According to pro-government sources, at least 5 ISIS members were …

The Canary (2020-06-21). Tory donor and housing secretary relationship exposed over 'controversial' property development. thecanary.co A Tory donor has said he showed Robert Jenrick a promotional video of a development before the housing secretary controversially approved the planning application.Media mogul Richard Desmond told the Sunday Times that Jenrick watched the video for "three or four minutes" at a Conservative Party fundraiser at the Savoy Hotel.Jenrick would later grant permission for the development of a 1,500-flat scheme the day before a new council community levy would have cost Desmond's company an extra £40m.A view of the Westferry Printworks site on the Isle of Dogs, east London (Yui Mok/PA)The Cabinet member has said he…

The Canary (2020-06-21). A homeless NHS worker says coronavirus emergency shelter gave her a fresh start. thecanary.co A rough sleeper has shared how the coronavirus pandemic gave her life a fresh start after she was provided with emergency accommodation.Susan, an NHS worker in her 50s, became homeless after she was evicted in October last year after complaining to her landlord about her accommodation.The Dublin-born hospital administrator found herself one of the 5,000 or so people out on the streets after sofa-surfing and staying in cheap hostels for a time.By January she was looking for shelter on the streets of Manchester in winter, despite being employed. | "It was almost like I didn't really believe this was happening," she…

_____ (2020-06-21). On Contact: Planet Of The Humans. popularresistance.org In this week's episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the criticism and censorship of Michael Moore's film Planet of the Humans with the director, Jeff Gibbs. | "Perhaps it's a form of denial to actually instead of understanding the – this civilization, the industrial civilization, the human species – we're hitting limits and we're gonna crash. We're instead hoping that this fantasy will save us. And as I discovered, and I'm not saying that all environmental leaders are on the take, but one of the things our critics ignore is that the shocking list of things that you when you divest from fossil fuels and y…

_____ (2020-06-21). United Nations Sets Up Inquiry Into Racism After George Floyd Death. popularresistance.org Geneva – The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on "systemic racism" against people of African descent. | The 47-member-state forum unanimously adopted a resolution brought by African countries. The mandate also asks U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to examine government responses to peaceful protests, including alleged use of excessive force, and deliver findings in a year's time. | Philonise Floyd, the brother of the Black man whose death under the knee of a whit…

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-06-21). Sunday 6/21: Anti-caste Movements of India and the need of a Revolutionary Class-based Anti-Caste Movem. indybay.org ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-21). Finally, myth of stock market as barometer for real economy busted. peoplesdispatch.org US stock markets boom while its economy collapses. People there are already on streets demanding equality; it is only a matter of time before working people take to streets in India as well…

Arundhati Roy (2020-06-21). Indian Muslims facing 'genocidal climate' amid pandemic. zcomm.org Interview on the government's "disastrous" response…

Terry Everton (2020-06-21). When Racist Old White Guys with too Much Money are Allowed to Employ People. dissidentvoice.org Say what you will about corporate human-resources departments, but the one thing they effectively do is keep low-grade morons with a propensity for power trips in line. Though managers and owners with inherent tendencies to be upright prick machines will always invent ways to be walking fingernails against a chalkboard, at least the specter of …

yenisafak (2020-06-21). British police say Reading stabbing attack treated as terrorist act. yenisafak.com British police on Sunday said that a stabbing attack in a southern English town that left three people dead and another three injured was being treated as a terrorist attack but that there was no intelligence on any further attacks."This was an atrocity," Britain's top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, said, adding that unarmed police officers had tackled the attacker.Basu said that counter-terrorism police are now leading the investigation and that the attack is not linked to the Black Lives Matter protest in the same park in Reading a few hours before Saturday's attack.

yenisafak (2020-06-21). PM Johnson says Britain will not hesitate to learn any lesson from latest terrorist attack. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was appalled and sickened by a stabbing spree in a southern English town which police said was an act of terrorism.Johnson said the government would make changes to the law if required."If there are changes that need to be made to our legal system to stop such events happening again, we will not hesitate to take that action," Johnson said.

The Canary (2020-06-21). Doctors feeling increased levels of exhaustion, stress and concerns over NHS capacity. thecanary.co Doctors are feeling high levels of exhaustion and have little confidence they can manage the huge backlog of missed patient care, research shows. | A survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) of more than 7,000 doctors between June 16 and 18 showed an increase in stress levels among the workforce. | Many have little confidence in the NHS's ability to deal with the large backlog of missed, cancelled and postponed care, the union said. | Some also fear that the health service does not have the capacity to manage a second spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) infection levels. | There has been a slight increase in t…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-21). "Palestinians are Also in A Historic Moment": When Will the Statue of Theodor Herzl Fall? globalresearch.ca Medium has just introduced Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to …

_____ (2020-06-21). Britain's Last Gasp — Realising Life After Brexit. truepublica.org.uk This week marks four years of political acrimony in the guise of Brexit — the most divisive and toxic ideology to hit Britain since the Second World War. Having reached nothing more than a negotiated stalemate with the EU, the likelihood is that Britain will inextricably tie itself to a form of Atlantasism that will …

yenisafak (2020-06-21). Ethiopians marvel at once-in-decades solar eclipse. yenisafak.com Parts of Ethiopia witnessed a solar eclipse that lasted hours starting in the early hours on Sunday.People living in Wollega in Oromia, Ajibara and Lalibella in Amhara and numerous places in Afar woke up to a spectacular fire ring, as up to 90% of the sun was blocked by the moon.First visible in Central and East Africa starting from the Republic of Congo, the eclipse passed over Oman, Yemen, Pakistan, India and China, covering parts of the Pacific Ocean, according to Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute.Many people in Ethiopia, however, missed the once-in-decades sight due to lack of protective grasse…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). 'Difficult': Health workers on fatherhood in pandemic. yenisafak.com Balancing family life during the coronavirus pandemic is not easy. Yet some healthcare workers have been great role models to their children, and are also helping save the lives of COVID-19 patients.Dads in Turkey's southern Mersin province carry on with their devoted fight against the virus even on Father's Day.They continue to serve at the Mersin City Training and Research Hospital, and have to take extra care when meeting their families due to a possible risk of virus transmission. Mehmet Muku, 51, says it is hard to express the feeling of paternity, which he met in his later years.Responsible for the PCR lab…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). Turkey conveys condolences to UK over knife attack. yenisafak.com Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke to Dominic Raab over the phone, according to diplomatic sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.During the conversation, Cavusoglu expressed sorrow over the stabbing incident, and said that he shared the pain of the families of the deceased and the injured.Raab thanked Cavusoglu for his good wishes.On Saturday night, a knife-wielding man killed three people and seriously wounded three others in the town of Reading, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the capital London.Thames Valley Police have declared it as a terrorist incident.

yenisafak (2020-06-21). 13-year-old girl killed amid gunfire at Kashmir border. yenisafak.com A 13-year-old girl was allegedly killed in Pakistani-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in an exchange of gunfire along the border with the Indian-administered side of the region, according to the Pakistani military.Amid heightened tensions between the South Asian nuclear rivals, the Pakistani Army accused Indian border forces of targeting civilians on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir valley, claiming that the girl's mother and a 12-year-old boy were also injured due to "indiscriminate" fire."Indian Army Troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Hajipir and Bedori Sectors along LOC [Line…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). White House's Navarro 'never heard' Trump ask China's Xi for help winning election. yenisafak.com White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday said he was in the room with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they met, but never heard the U.S. president ask for China's help in winning re-election.Navarro told CNN's State of the Union program that the explosive allegation made in a book by former national security adviser John Bolton was "just silly" given how tough Trump had been on China and its unfair trade practices."I never heard that. I was in the room," Navarro said, echoing remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week.

yenisafak (2020-06-21). Virus death toll rises in Kuwait, Bahrain. yenisafak.com Kuwait confirmed six more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday, while Bahrain registered one death. | In a statement, the Kuwaiti Health Ministry said 505 more infections and 513 recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours. | The country's toll now rose to 39,650 cases, including 326 deaths, and 31,240 recoveries. | In Bahrain, the Health Ministry said one patient had died from the disease. | The Gulf state's infections now stand at 21,331, including 61 deaths, and 15,790 recoveries. | Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 464,500 lives in 188 countries and regio…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on the longest day of the year. yenisafak.com A shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year.The path of the eclipse spanned East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Most locations saw only a partial eclipse, with just a handful witnessing the true "ring of fire".Unlike in a total eclipse, the moon in an annular, or ring-like, eclipse is unable to completely cover the sun, leaving a thin halo of light at its maximum phase.Such an eclipse happens when the moon is farther away in its elliptical orbit around the Ea…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). OIC to hold emergency meeting on Jammu and Kashmir. yenisafak.com The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir will hold an emergency meeting via videoconference on Monday to discuss the latest situation in the disputed territory.The online meet will bring together the foreign ministers of the Jammu And Kashmir Contact Group member states: Azerbaijan, Niger, Pakistan Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the OIC said in a statement."The meeting is part of a series of continuous Jammu And Kashmir Contact Group meetings to address the issue," OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen was quoted as saying. The OIC, founded in 1967 and consists of 67 coun…

_____ (2020-06-21). Yemeni Capital Struck By Heaviest Air Strikes In Years. popularresistance.org It was around 6: 45am (03.45 GMT) on Tuesday morning when Hussein al-Samie's son began crying, woken by an earth-shattering air strike that targeted al-Nahdain Mountain in the middle of Sanaa. | Samie's son, Shadi, is four years old. He has no memory of the relentless air strikes that pounded the Houthi-held capital in 2015 and 2016 when the Saudi-led coalition first entered Yemen's war. | Tuesday's raid shook Samie's house to its core, and with no experience of blasts this heavy and this close, Shadi's nerves have been frayed as well. | "There were fiercer air strikes in 2015, but we adapted to the bombing then,"

_____ (2020-06-21). Why Has COVID-19 Not Led To More Humanitarian Releases? popularresistance.org Jalil Muntaqim, a Black Panther imprisoned since 1971, is one of thousands of elderly prisoners the United States has refused to free during the pandemic. | In 1971, two weeks shy of his twentieth birthday, Anthony Bottom, a young Black Panther, along with another Panther, Albert Nuh Washington, were arrested following a shootout with San Francisco police. The pair would be tried along with a third man, Herman Bell, for a separate attack: the May killing of two New York City police officers. They were convicted and sentenced to twenty-five years to life, the maximum penalty in New York at the time. The judge who…

_____ (2020-06-21). United States: Over 400 Attacks On Press Freedom In Under A Month. popularresistance.org One of those incidents involved a DW reporter named Stefan Simons. He was shot at with rubber bullets and threatened with arrest in Minneapolis several weeks ago. How typical is his experience based on your research? | Unfortunately, Stefan's experience of getting shot at by the police with non-lethal projectiles is not uncommon. During the past few weeks, we have recorded at least 89 rubber bullet or projectile incidents, 27 pepper sprayings is 49 tear gassings. | Not all of those were necessarily directed at the journalists because they were journalists. Sometimes it's simply an issue of being in a protest in a…

_____ (2020-06-21). The Rebellion Against Police Repression Must Guard Against All Enemies. popularresistance.org The masses are in motion and public opinion about U.S. policing has rapidly shifted in three short weeks. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor's assassination at the hands of U.S. police departments unleased a flood of anger toward the special bodies of armed forces that occupy the streets of Black American communities across the country. New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C. have seen tens of thousands of people march several miles per day demanding that police departments be defunded or abolished altogether. Protestors of all hues have been brutalized and journalists have been targeted wi…

_____ (2020-06-21). The Struggle For Justice Continues In Post-Coup Bolivia. popularresistance.org History is in the veins of La Paz, Bolivia, in the archives of the streets, the stains left by burning barricades, the bullet holes that scar government buildings. It marks the city itself. | Indigenous rebel Túpac Katari launched his 1781 siege against the Spanish from what is now the hilltop K'illi K'illi park. President Villarroel was hung from a lamp post by an angry crowd in the Plaza Murillo in 1946. Machine gun fire rained down in the San Pedro neighborhood during a coup in 1979. Protesters pulled train cars from the tracks and onto a highway during an uprising in 2003, blocking the military from entering…

_____ (2020-06-21). Police Violence And Racism Have Always Been Tools Of Capitalism. popularresistance.org The system-wide challenges the United States faces with policing are entrenched and deeply rooted. When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality. Whenever political movements develop to respond to racial and class unfairness, the police have undermined their politically-protected constitutional rights. | Police have used infiltration, surveillance, and violence against political movements seeking to end injustices throughout the history of the nation. It is the deeply embedded natur…

_____ (2020-06-21). How We Sold Soviet Union And Czechoslovakia For Plastic Shopping Bags. popularresistance.org For months, this has been a story that I want to share with young readers in Hong Kong. Now it seems to be the really appropriate time when the ideological battle between the West and China is raging, and as a result of it, Hong Kong and the entire world is suffering. | I want to say that none of it is new, that the West already destabilized so many countries and territories, brainwashed tens of millions of young people. | I know, because in the past, I was one of them. If I weren't, it would be impossible to understand what is now happening in Hong Kong. | I was born in Leningrad, a beautiful city in the Soviet…

_____ (2020-06-21). Black New Orleans Waste Workers Build Power Against A Crisis. popularresistance.org Sanitation workers in New Orleans have been out on strike for over a month now. On May 5, a group of sanitation workers, also known as "hoppers" (because they hop on and off the trucks to empty trash cans), walked off the job after frustrations around low pay and lack of safety equipment boiled over. They have held firm to their demands and to their brothers on the strike lines for over a month now. "All we're trying to do is to get what we're asking for, and then get back to work. We just want fair treatment," Jonathan Edward, who's been a hopper for over a decade, said. They are not alone—workers around t…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Ulyanov underscores full commitment of E3, Russia to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — In a tweet, Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov underlined full commitment of his country and that of E3 to JCPOA and diplomatic efforts to save it.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Foreigners who seek destabilization must leave region: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that foreign countries threaten regional peace and must leave the Persian Gulf.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Iran calls for urgent clarification of judge Mansuri's cause of death. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Inviting Romanian ambassador to Iranian foreign ministry in Tehran, the Islamic Republic called for Romania to announce the cause of death of the Iranian judge Golamreza Mansouri as soon as possible.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Iran still experiencing first wave of COVID-19: Health Min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) —Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education, Saeed Namaki said that we are experiencing the first wave of coronavirus pointing to the increasing cases of patients in Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). CBI governor Hemmati says Iraq 'good opportunity' for exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Governor of Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati said that Iran's export volume of products to neighboring Iraq and its foreign exchange resources obtained is good opportunity for the country that should be used optimally.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). There is no difference between Europe, US: Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Adviser for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that there is no difference between Europe and the US, and some European countries are the main US' agents.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Partial solar eclipse over sky of Iranian capital. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Stargazers in Tehran watched a partial solar eclipse on Sunday morning from 09: 04 to 11: 38 local time.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Observing last solar eclipse of century in Iran's provinces. en.mehrnews.com SHAHR-E-KORD, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The last solar eclipse of the century took place on Sunday morning June 21. The annular solar eclipse happens when the moon is farther than the Earth and creates conditions which remains an annular of sun around the moon.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). VIDEO: Israeli Regime afraid of Hezbollah precision-guided missiles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — A video clip released via social media shows the coordinates of the Israeli regime's sensitive places in the occupied lands targeted by the Hezbollah resistance group's precision-guided missiles.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Iran's Shamkhani, Afghanistan's Atmar hold meeting in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, the current acting Minister of Afghanistan's Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

Nathan Sheard, EFF (2020-06-21). Victory! New York's City Council Passes the POST Act. indybay.org

Pajaro Valley Pride (2020-06-21). Sunday 6/28: Rise Up! Act in Solidarity 4 Black Trans Lives. indybay.org Watsonville Plaza | 350 Main St, Watsonville…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-21). Juneteenth March and Rally at San Francisco City Hall. indybay.org Nationwide and Bay Area protests continue as police continue to kill.

NLG-SF (2020-06-21). Victory for the People of Oakland: OPD Restraining Order Restricts Teargas, Flashbangs & Projectiles. indybay.org Judge issues Temporary Restraining Order against Oakland Police Department: A Victory for Oakland, A Victory for All…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2020-06-21). Saturday 7/11: Healing Around Race: Creative Writing Workshop #1. indybay.org Online: Zoom…

Eye Zen Presents (2020-06-21). Saturday 6/20: OUT of Site: SOMA. indybay.org Web-hosted event…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2020-06-21). Saturday 7/25: Healing Around Race: Creative Writing Workshop #2. indybay.org Online: Zoom…

Defund SCPD (2020-06-21). Sunday 6/21: March to Defund SCPD. indybay.org Front & Laurel Streets, Santa Cruz | Meet at Food Not Bombs at 4pm | March at 5pm…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-21). Shut The World Down! Boots Riley At 2020 Juneteenth At Oakland Oscar Grant Plaza. indybay.org Boots Riley spoke on the ILWU Juneteenth Stop Work meeting and rally at Oscar Grant Plaza on 6/19/29.

Judy Greenspan for OEA (2020-06-21). Monday 6/22: Educators For Black Sanctuary. indybay.org 1000 Broadway, downtown Oakland…

KQED (2020-06-21). Tuesday 6/30: UNLADYLIKE2020 California Women & the Fight to Vote. indybay.org Online…

Bring Them All Down (2020-06-21). Monuments to Racists Fall in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. indybay.org Protesters pulled down statues of Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park this evening.

KQED (2020-06-21). Wednesday 6/24: On Common Ground: Black Businesses Through Pandemic and Protest. indybay.org Virtual/Online Event…

Peter Maiden (2020-06-21). Street in Front of Fresno City Hall painted with "Black Lives Matter" indybay.org Over four hundred people came out to downtown Fresno June 18 to paint "Black Lives Matter" in twenty foot tall letters on P Street where it passes in front of City Hall.

Labor Video Project (2020-06-21). Time To Shut It Down! A Day Of Action & ILWU Juneteenth At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org The ILWU initiated Committee Against Police Terror and Systemic. Racism rallied at the Port of Oakland on Juneteenth which is June 19, 2020. At the Port a rally was held before the march.

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-21). Friday 6/19: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Livestream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org Online livestream…

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-21). Saturday 6/20: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Restream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org

Swing Left San Francisco (2020-06-21). Thursday 6/25: Swing Left SF Central Valley Update. indybay.org Videoconference…

Health Care Voter (2020-06-21). Thursday 6/25: Our Lives on the Line: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Under Attack. indybay.org Online via livestream…

FRHKS (2020-06-21). WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3). indybay.org Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world.

NAACP (2020-06-21). Friday 6/19: NAACP Juneteenth Black Family Reuinon & Virtual Town Hall (1pm & 3pm). indybay.org Online…

Support HR 1384 Medicare for All (2020-06-21). Private Profit Kaiser v Protests. indybay.org Private profit Kaiser Permanente, a major medical provider in this backward country that still does not have socialized medicine unlike the rest of the industrialized world, sent an Email on June 20, 2020 at 1: 12 AM to its members telling us how to exercise our First Amendment right to protest. So that you know that this statement is not contrived, here is the outrageous blame-the-protest for failures of private profit medicine message:…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-21). Amy Klobuchar ends bid to become Biden's running mate in favor of a "woman of color" indybay.org Who will be Biden's running mate now that Amy Klobuchar is out of contention? The political record and background of the leading candidates reveals that nearly every one of them is a "law and order" Democrat with a record of defending the police.

R. Robertson (2020-06-21). BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ. indybay.org On June 12, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded Facebook stop funding local police by marching on the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park.

_____ (2020-06-21). Russia Can Play Crucial Role in Calming China-India Conflict. strategic-culture.org The timing of a Russia-India-China summit next week could not be more apt following a deadly skirmish in the disputed Himalayan region which resulted in dozens of military casualties. | The summit

_____ (2020-06-21). Nuclear Rivals Clash in the Himalayas. strategic-culture.org Eric MARGOLIS | Last week, the world's most populous nations, India and China, both nuclear armed, clashed in the high Himalayan region of Ladakh. | At least 20 Indian troops died and 12 were reportedly taken prisoner before a cease-fire went into effect. So far, there were no reports of Chinese casualties. | Ladakh is one of the world's most remote, obscure and inhospitable places, a plateau averaging 4,200 meters altitude (about 14,000 feet) with frigid temperatures, scant oxygen, little rainfall, and howling winds. This bleak moonscape has long been called 'Little Tibet' because of its semi-nomadic ethnic Tibe…

_____ (2020-06-21). David Stockman on Fiscal Disaster, Social Unrest, and the Presidential Election. strategic-culture.org David STOCKMAN | International Man: Recently, massive riots have broken out in many cities across the US. | Despite the unrest—and the economic damage from the shutdowns—the stock market continues to rally. | It seems that markets don't reflect earnings, economic prosperity, or growth. What is going on here? | David Stockman: It's quite simple. The Fed has unleashed the greatest torrent of liquidity ever, and it's finding its way into a relentless, massive bid for risk assets. | Since the eve of the Lockdown Nation disaster on March 11, the Fed's balance sheet has erupted from $4.3 trillion to nearly…

news.un (2020-06-21). FROM THE FIELD: the plight of refugees persecuted for their sexual orientation. news.un.org Millions of people around the world are at risk because of their sexual orientation or sex characteristics. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has underlined the fact that, under international law, they must be protected as refugees.

_____ (2020-06-20). Leaked Documents Reveal Right-Wing Oligarch Plot to overthrow Mexico's AMLO. strategic-culture.org Mexico's oligarchs and establishment political parties have united in a secret alliance to try to remove left-wing President López Obrador from power, with help from the media, Washington, and Wall Street. Leaked documents lay out their devious strategy. | Ben NORTON | Some of the most powerful forces in Mexico are uniting in a campaign to try to topple the country's first left-wing president in decades, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. And they apparently have support in Washington and on Wall Street. | Known popularly as AMLO, the Mexican leader is a progressive nationalist who campaigned on the promise to "end the…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-20). US Supreme Court Rules for Dreamers. globalresearch.ca From inception, "America the beautiful" was and remains pure fantasy. | Throughout US history, its "lamp beside the golden door (alone welcomed) huddled masses yearning to breathe free" of the "right" race, ethnicity, and religion. | The welcome mat for people of …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-20). America's Dysfunctional Economy. Massive Unemployment. Economic Collapse. globalresearch.ca The US ruling class bears full responsibility for the economy's unprecedented dysfunctional state. What was unimaginable long ago is reality today, redefining what house of cards economic conditions are all about. | It's an unsustainable situation certain to implode ahead with …

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-20). De 'Occupy' a la ocupación: La israelización de la seguridad interior en EEUU. thegrayzone.com Uno de los primeros estudios exhaustivos sobre el entrenamiento de los funcionarios policiales locales y federales de los Estados Unidos…

Juan Cole (2020-06-20). Trump at Tulsa as 21st Century Typhoid Mary. zcomm.org Science has laws, and we can't change them by glaring at them or shouting at them or wearing a partisan campaign button…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-20). Video: COVID-19. The Unspoken Truth. The Most Serious Global Crisis in Modern History. globalresearch.ca This video featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky is part of a Global Research series on the corona virus crisis. First released on April 10, 2020 | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests …

Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-20). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. zcomm.org This transformational moment is becoming a transformational movement. The time to effect revolutionary change is now.

Lawrence Goldstone (2020-06-20). How the Supreme Court undermined the Black vote. nationofchange.org Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court's Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.

Javier Guerrero (2020-06-20). Supreme Court rules against Trump in DACA case. liberationnews.org Until another victory is won in the streets, the current more than 600,000 DACA recipients will continue to renew their permits.

Martha Grevatt (2020-06-20). Labor vs. police: Learning from working-class history. workers.org Led by oppressed youth, a working-class revolt has erupted, initially over the police lynching of George Floyd. It needs and deserves the unconditional solidarity of organized labor. Unfortunately, what top labor officials have delivered is something much less. GM strikers battle police on Jan. 11, 1937. Consider a recent statement . . . |

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees. imemc.org More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, …

teleSUR (2020-06-20). At Least 5.6 Million Palestinians Live in Refugee Camps. telesurenglish.net On the World Refugee Day (June 20), human rights defenders recalled that 5.6 million Palestinians survive as refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. | RELATED: | They represent more than a fifth of all people with this legal status worldwide, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). | The origin of the diaspora of this Arab people began in 1948 when the…

Robert Fantina (2020-06-20). Trump vs Biden: Lose/Lose for Palestine. globalresearch.ca With the Netanyahu regime of Israel on the cusp of violating international law once again, this time by annexing large parts of Palestine, the United States is not only not opposing, but actually encouraging this crime. Of course, the U.S. …

Ronda Shelton (2020-06-20). Uprising topples racist statues from Belgium to Tennessee. liberationnews.org The international uprising against racist police terror have been in the streets for weeks. The people have taken it upon themselves to destroy statues dedicated to white supremacist figures. From the UK to Belgium to the United States, over a dozen statues glorifying white historical figures involved in genocide, white supremacist rhetoric, slavery, and colonialism have …

Gloria Rubac (2020-06-20). Black Lives Matter in Bastrop, Texas. workers.org With the whole world exploding in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping through large U.S. cities and small towns alike, Black Lives Matter may finally become a reality in Bastrop, Texas, for death row prisoner Rodney Reed. Outside court hearing for Rodney Reed, February 2015. WW . . . |

Calvin Deutschbein (2020-06-20). Protesters blockade Central Prison in North Carolina. workers.org June 13 marked the beginning of the third week of protests in Raleigh, N.C., the state capital and home of the murderous Raleigh Police Department and more than 70 other law enforcement agencies. Different days have drawn different groups with varying goals, but not a day has gone by without . . . |

Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-20). Venezuelan oil output continues decline as refinery resumes operations. mronline.org Venezuelan crude exports on track for 70 year low as Washington continues to target tankers and shipping companies.

Paul Wilcox (2020-06-20). Anti-racist solidarity brought victory for all dock workers in 1934 San Francisco General Strike. liberationnews.org What's the union behind the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown?

Daniel Taylor (2020-06-20). Defunding, disarming, defeating and abolishing the police. mronline.org Is abolishing the same as defunding? Does either one mean the police have been defeated? What does it mean when liberals start saying abolishing the police isn't all that scary? A socialist take on an exciting set of slogans.

Thomas Zenteno (2020-06-20). Reclaiming Our Homes fights water shutoff in El Sereno. liberationnews.org Benito Flores reclaimed his home in El Sereno in March 2020 along with other families and elders seeking shelter from the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID-19 cases began to rise throughout Los Angeles County, the 59,000 people without permanent shelter began to look for a way to stay "safer-at-home" as per the dictates of Los Angeles …

Julia Thomas (2020-06-20). Sowing solidarity: Reflections on Zapatismo from the International Gathering of Women Who Struggle. peoplesdispatch.org At the inauguration of the international gathering of women who struggle, the women members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army welcomed the arrival of thousands of sisters from around the world with a performance in formation, bows and arrows at their sides, on liberated sacred land in Chiapas, Mexico. The attendees traveled from 49 countries — in collectives or movements, as individuals, with their children, in a caravan of buses — to participate in the Encuentro de mujeres from December 26-29, 2019. | The Zapatistas, an autonomous Indigenous movement of armed people that launched their uprisi…

RT (2020-06-20). Turning tables: Conservatives 'call' to cancel Yale for being named after slave trader. rt.com Conservatives got #CancelYale trending on Twitter and targeted liberals like Hillary Clinton in their effort to troll the left, calling for the Ivy League school to change its name because it's named after a slave trader. | Right-wing pundit Jesse Kelly kicked off the hashtag on Saturday by noting that Yale University is named after Elihu Yale, a British merchant and slave trader. | "Yale University was named for Elihu Yale. Not just a man who had slaves. An actual slave trader. I call on @Yale to change its name immediately and strip the name of Yale from every building, piece of paper, and merchandise. Other…

ahtribune (2020-06-20). EU's Aviation Deal with Israel 'The Pinnacle of Hypocrisy'. ahtribune.com I had barely finished my rant against the British Government for showering new rewards on the Israelis (see ' The UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement signed last year comes into force next January. The Government says it loves this relationship and is committed to strengthening it. "We will seek to work with counterparts in the new Israeli government to host a bilateral trade and investment summit in London." This will "

The Canary (2020-06-20). Alexandra Burke speaks out about racism, the music industry told her 'to look whiter'. thecanary.co X Factor winner Alexandra Burke said she was told to bleach her skin and change her hair "to look whiter" as she spoke about her experiences of racism in the music industry.The singer who won the TV talent show in 2008, posted a video on Instagram.She said she was told to avoid wearing braids or having an afro hairstyle. | During the 15-minute clip, she recalled: "When I first won the X Factor, I was 19."I got told because you're black you are going to have to work 10 times harder than a white artist because of the colour of your skin."You can't have braids, you can't have an afro, you can't have anything that is…

Eds. (2020-06-20). ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚ÄãRe-embracing internationalism and class solidarity in the time of #BlackLivesMatter. mronline.org The struggle against systemic racism and the police state in the U.S. is integral and linked to the struggle against U.S. wars of aggression overseas.

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-20). The Heat: China-U.S. relations, Xinjiang legislation. america.cgtn.com Tensions rise between China and the U.S. after President Trump signs a controversial bill related to Muslims in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Beijing has denounced the action.

RT (2020-06-20). 'A much dirtier game': Trump mulls making advertiser boycotts 'illegal'. rt.com US President Donald Trump wants to personally "get involved" with advertiser boycotts that have hit American conservative speakers and outlets amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and make them illegal. | Trump touched upon the hot topic on Friday, speaking exclusively with the Daily Caller. The president accused activist groups calling for advertising boycotts of outlets they don't agree with of playing "a much dirtier game." | "A friend of mine bought a couple of conservative sites," Trump said. "And he said, anybody that advertises on the site is being harassed." | Trump added he perfectly understan…

RT (2020-06-20). 'THEY AIN'T NOTHING BUT DEVILS': Muhammad Ali's son says father would have HATED 'racist' BLM movement. rt.com Muhammad Ali's only biological son says his father would have despised the "racist" Black Lives Matter movement and endorsed all races, never singling "anyone out." | "My father would have said, 'They ain't nothing but devils.' My father said, 'all lives matter,'" Muhammad Ali Jr. told the New York Post. | The 47-year-old son of the legendary boxer, who is often noted as a cultural trailblazer for black Americans, did not stop at connecting his father to the "all lives matter" position. He also said Ali would have supported President Donald Trump — the late athlete endorsed both Democrat Jimmy Carter…

RT (2020-06-20). Tulsa police remove protester in 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirt from Trump campaign rally for trespassing. rt.com A Black Lives Matter activist has been removed from Donald Trump's campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While the protester claimed to have a ticket to the event, police said letting people in was up to the organizers' discretion. | A woman wearing a black T-shirt reading 'I Can't Breathe' was removed from the grounds of the rally on Saturday. | The woman was sitting on the ground when police officers approached her and asked her to leave, footage from the scene shows. The protester said she had a ticket for the rally, yet she was promptly cuffed and led away. | "Somebody has to do this." | A peaceful protester…

RT (2020-06-20). Reading attack: Police say 'no indication' BLM rally is linked to stabbing attack that killed 3. rt.com Three people were killed in a stabbing attack at Forbury Gardens, a park in the southern city of Reading, UK. Police have launched a murder investigation into the incident, which took place several hours after a BLM rally. | Police have confirmed that three people were killed, and three more suffered injuries in the attack, which unfolded around 7pm on Saturday evening local time, shortly after a Black Lives Matter rally wrapped up at the same site. | A 25-year-old local man was arrested at the scene and is facing murder charges. While there have been reports in local media, citing security sources, that the i…

RT (2020-06-20). DoJ disarray: NY prosecutor Berman resigns after standoff with AG Barr as Trump tries to distance from row. rt.com NY prosecutor Geoffrey Berman has agreed to resign after his confrontation with Attorney General Bill Barr shook the Department of Justice. President Donald Trump said he was not involved after Barr claimed he had his backing. | Berman said he would step down Saturday afternoon after Barr promised to appoint his deputy to take over the job until a permanent replacement can be installed. | "In light of Attorney General Barr's decision to respect the normal operation of law and have Deputy U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss become Acting U.S. Attorney, I will be leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern Dist…

RT (2020-06-20). 100 degrees Fahrenheit! Eastern Siberian town shatters record for hottest-ever temperature inside Arctic Circle. rt.com The small town of Verkhoyansk, home to 1,000 people in Russia's Yakutia region, broke the record on Saturday for the highest temperature ever recorded within the Arctic Circle, hitting a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius. | Verkhoyansk already

RT (2020-06-20). Bolton can release book, but actions may have caused 'irreparable harm' & raise 'national security concerns,' judge rules. rt.com A federal judge has ruled that John Bolton may proceed in releasing his book about his time in Donald Trump's administration, but warned the former national security advisor's conduct "raises grave national security concerns." | "For reasons that hardly need to be stated, the Court will not order a nationwide seizure and destruction of a political memoir," DC District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his ruling. He warned, however, that "without securing final approval from nationals intelligence authorities," Bolton may have caused "irreparable harm" to the country. | Bolton is still facing a civil case over pos…

ahtribune (2020-06-20). How Did Syria Control the Pandemic So Well? ahtribune.com How is it that Syria, targeted by war and economic siege, has had such striking success in controlling the COVID19 pandemic? With epidemics raging on either side — across Europe and all around the Persian Gulf — how did the embattled Syrian Arab Republic emerge (by mid-June) with so little damage, and indeed with the lowest number of cases and deaths in the entire Middle East region? | This was not due to luck, nor to a laissez-faire Swedish style practice, as some pandemic denier friends of Syria have reported. On the contrary, the Syrian government: (1) took the virus threat seriously, communicat…

Guo Yingzhe (2020-06-20). China's Economic Rebound Continues, but Slower Than Expected. Might Hit 2% Growth for 2020. anti-empire.com China's economy continued its gradual recovery from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic in May, as major indicators released Monday showed investment, consumption and industrial output all improved from the previous month. But the recovery wasn't as fast as economists expected, as the surveyed unemployment rate in big cities hit a record high. | More economic activity resumed last month as China brought its domestic outbreak under control. The economy also got a boost from government policies that expanded infrastructure investment and measures that offered relief to hard-hit businesses. The central governmen…

Charles Hugh Smith (2020-06-20). The Fed's Casino Is in Flames, but Please Continue Gambling. anti-empire.com Those taking seats at the gaming tables in the Federal Reserve's casino believe that they can't lose. Or more precisely, any losses they suffer will quickly be made good by the house, i.e. the Fed, which can digitally print as much currency as needed to restore order to the gambling. | The punters crowding around the tables have forgotten that gambling is inherently risky. The Fed can digitally print currency, but it can't force punters to play. | Unfortunately for all the punters crowding around the tables, the casino is on fire. The Fed's rigged games are in flames, and Head Tout/Fixer Jay Powell is telling all…

Fraser Myers (2020-06-20). Every Brand Under the Sun Supports Black Lives Matter. Why? anti-empire.com It can't have escaped people's notice that the Social media were awash with black squares as every brand under the sun took part in #BlackOutTuesday in favour of the protests. Apple — the

Jeff Schogol (2020-06-20). US Navy Decides Against Reinstating the Crybaby Who Took a $6 Billion Carrier Out of Commission Over a Cold. anti-empire.com Editor's note: The ship has a crew of 5,680. Pretty much everyone was exposed, of whom 1,273 were susceptible and became infected. Of these, the vast majority developed only mild symptoms. 10 were hospitalized and 1 died. One death is a tragedy but you don't succumb to a hysteria over a coronavirus with a 1 in 5680 exposure lethality. |
| The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt will not be reinstated following an investigation into a massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) aboard the ship that sickened 1,273 sailors and ultimately led to the acting Navy secretary to resign, a Congressional aid…

Dave Martin (2020-06-20). Americans in Vietnam — Tax Collectors for the Landlord Class. anti-empire.com Another big difference between My Lai and other atrocities is that it was perpetrated on the ground and not from the air. The testimony at Chapel Hill and at Detroit came largely from conscience-stricken soldiers—mainly enlisted men—who saw their victims, often face to face. The

James Holmes (2020-06-20). It Will Take More Than One B-1 Bomber Run From South Dakota to Faze Russia's Black Sea Fleet. anti-empire.com Related:
| It has become clear that the U.S. Air Force now regards itself as an implement of sea power. Its metamorphosis is a beautiful thing to behold for any Western-leaning nautical enthusiast. In recent years, land-based warbirds have trained to

Peter Koenig (2020-06-20). Coronavirus — The Aftermath. A Coming Mega-Depression… globalresearch.ca Scientists, microbiologists and medical doctors from all over the world, are questioning the worldwide shutdown because of the corona virus. They all say, these draconian measures are not necessary to contain a pandemic with a relatively low fatality rate.

_____ (2020-06-20). US Lawmakers, Top Official Clash On China's Involvement In COVID-19 Vaccine. popularresistance.org US lawmakers and a top official leading the White House's efforts to produce a coronavirus vaccine clashed on Thursday over whether American health authorities should be working with China to speed up the process. | At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to confirm General Gustave Perna to co-lead "Operation Warp Speed", the Trump administration's initiative to develop a coronavirus vaccine and therapeutics, several lawmakers asked whether the United States is committed to working with China on research. | Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat representing Connecticut, raised the concerns "that the adminis…

Norman Solomon (2020-06-20). California "Berning" for Ro Khanna to Chair the State's Delegation to Democratic National. indybay.org Inclusion or charade?>

_____ (2020-06-20). How Corporations Bankroll US Police Foundations. popularresistance.org As calls to defund the police gain traction, bloated police budgets are coming under scrutiny for siphoning public resources away from black and brown communities. While police budgets are typically public documents that must be approved by elected officials, there are other institutions in place with the sole purpose of funneling even more resources toward law enforcement. | Police foundations across the country are partnering with corporations to raise money to supplement police budgets by funding programs and purchasing tech and weaponry for law enforcement with little public oversight. Annual fundraising even…

_____ (2020-06-20). Why And How To Defund The Police. popularresistance.org The vague and easily misinterpreted call to Defund the Police has been spreading quickly across the USA. Some may have a knee-jerk reaction to "just say no" to this call, but polls show a vast majority of Americans are concerned about improving the lives of people of color across the country. Reforms such as teaching police to de-escalate conflicts and enforcement of body camera use have support of about 90% of Americans. So, what could solutions to the current situation look like, how could they be paid for, and should relative costs realistically be coming out of police budgets? My experience sharing oversight…

Justice for Chinedu and others (2020-06-20). Sunday 6/21: Defund the Police State: Call to Divert Police Funds to Communities of San Mateo County. indybay.org Courthouse Square | 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-06-20). The US Supports New Kurdish Unity to Destabilize the Middle East. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-20). How China broke the chain of infection. peoplesdispatch.org How was China able to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus? We take a look into the multi-pronged strategy taken on by the Chinese government that was successful in saving hundreds and thousands of lives…

WSWS (2020-06-20). Global outrage over violent police arrest of 50-year-old French nurse Farida. wsws.org The response of the French ruling class to health care workers' demands for increased resources to combat the pandemic in decent and safe conditions is naked repression.

The Poor People's Campaign (2020-06-20). Poor People's Moral Justice Jubilee Policy Platform. zcomm.org Legislative and Policy Priorities of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-20). This Juneteenth, workers strike for black lives. peoplesdispatch.org This year on Juneteenth, all over the US, strikes were organized to mark the occasion. The biggest strike action was organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which stopped work for eight hours at all 29 ports of the West Coast of the US.

Martina Kaika (2020-06-20). The case of refugees in Greece. peoplesdispatch.org Successive Greek governments have done nothing to to ensure decent living conditions for the uprooted people. Instead, they are also evicting those who have been granted asylum from their accommodation facilities…

Suzanne Gordon (2020-06-20). Trading One Uniform for Another. zcomm.org Can Police Be "De-Militarized" When So Many Cops Are Military Veterans?>

Colin Todhunter (2020-06-20). From Toxic Food to Agrarian Disaster: Dirty Deals Done Dirt Cheap. dissidentvoice.org During the early days of the coronavirus lockdowns, in some quarters there was a certain degree of optimism around. Although millions of people were suffering, the hope was that the Covid-19 crisis would shine light on societal and economic systems across the world, exposing some of the deep-rooted flaws of capitalism. There was a belief that people …

Daniel Marchalik, Dmitriy Petrov (2020-06-20). [Perspectives] Seeing COVID-19 through José Saramago's Blindness. thelancet.com Some 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the emotional devastation, socioeconomic impacts, and pressures on front-line health-care workers continue to shape our world. While words cannot always do justice to the extent of individual suffering from this disease, fiction can sometimes offer a way to process the present moment, and this feels particularly true of Portuguese writer José Saramago's Blindness (1995).

Jaap J van Netten, Sicco A Bus, Nicolaas C Schaper, Jan Apelqvist, Benjamin A Lipsky (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Doing meaningful systematic reviews is no gravy train. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 questions the reliability of systematic reviews. We agree that it is time to "hear this story".1 However, we would like to suggest a way to move forward with meaningful systematic reviews.

The Lancet (2020-06-20). [Editorial] Global governance for COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered serious gaps in the health-care systems of many nations. In particular, it exposes a fragmented global governance system that does not have the structures to coordinate the pooling and sharing of resources needed to combat pandemics. Since the early days of the pandemic, medical protectionism has emerged as nations scrambled for their own stocks of personal protective equipment and ventilators. COVID-19 vaccines could be the next example. Already there is a danger of a vaccine bidding war, with governments competing for a limited number of doses, well before a vaccine even reac…

WSWS (2020-06-20). WHO warns coronavirus pandemic entering a "dangerous phase" wsws.org As nations open their economies, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, and the death toll has begun to climb again.

Fight Back (2020-06-20). Milwaukee: Community members mourn the death of Tallahassee activist Oluwatoyin Salau. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of June 18, a vigil was held for Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau, a 19-year-old student and activist from Tallahassee, Florida. Oluwatoyin (who was displaced due to unjust living conditions) was abducted by a man, assaulted and murdered earlier this week. Toyin had been out at Black Lives Matter protests in Tallahassee every day, fighting for justice for Tony McDade and other victims of police crimes. | The vigil provided a space for people to gather, light candles and give offerings for Oluwatoyin's homegoing. There were many Black femmes, Black women, and Black non-men who spoke and shar…

Tariq Kewan, Fahrettin Covut, Mohammed J. Al—Jaghbeer, Lori Rose, K.V. Gopalakrishna, Bassel Akbik (2020-06-20). Tocilizumab for treatment of patients with severe COVID—19: A retrospective cohort study. thelancet.com In patients with severe COVID-19, tocilizumab was associated with significantly shorter duration of vasopressor support. Although not statistically significant, tocilizumab also resulted in shorter median time to clinical improvement and shorter duration of invasive ventilation. These findings require validation from ongoing clinical trials of Tocilizumab in COVID—19 patients.

Kevin Ryan (2020-06-20). Is the Coronavirus Scare a Psychological Operation? globalresearch.ca First published June 3, 2020 | Governments have used psychological warfare throughout history to manipulate public opinion, gain political advantage, and generate profits. Western governments have engaged in such tactics in the war on terrorism as well as in its predecessor, …

teleSUR (2020-06-20). 'Belgium Should Apologize for Its Colonial Past,' Kompany Says. telesurenglish.net The Ganshoren major Pierre Kompany emphasized that Belgium should apologize for the atrocities that King Leopold II (1835-1909) allowed to happen when Congo was a colony of this European country. | RELATED: | "If the State apologizes, it would be a big step. But if the King does the same, we would come out of this even better," Kompany said, as reported by VTR NWS. | These statements occurred amidst the World Refugee Day on June 20, when the…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-20). Close to 3 million Afghans remain displaced, says UNHCR report. peoplesdispatch.org Of Afghanistan's total population of 38 million, one-fifth are former refugees who have returned in the past two decades. However, in 2019, only 8,400 returned, the lowest in many years…

Giselle McIntyre (2020-06-20). Anguillans Demand Extradition of US Citizen in Worker's Murder. telesurenglish.net "Let… me… speak." These were the last-known words of a hotel worker, Kenny Mitchel. They have become the rallying cry of activists in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, who gathered to demand justice in Mitchel's April 2019 killing. | RELATED: | UN Calls for Urgent Debate on Racism and Police Violence | Mitchel died after he was put in a chokehold while on the job at a tourist resort. The U.S. citizen Gavin Scott Hapgood, who is facing manslaughter charges in connection with Mitchel's killing, is currently in the U.S. after being released from the custody of Anguillan authorities on a US$74,000 bond.

Paul Larudee (2020-06-20). A Manifesto for the United States of America, Part I. dissidentvoice.org The impunity of U.S. police in killing and brutalizing blacks, native Americans, other minorities and the poor is being tested. It has always been clear to its victims that it demands redress, but others are also waking up to this fact in large numbers, and they are beginning ask necessary questions if we are to …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans. imemc.org Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership's plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu …

Robert Croop, Peter J Goadsby, David A Stock, Richard B Lipton (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Testing rimegepant for migraine—time to revise the trial design? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Sara Gasparini and colleagues for their critique of our work.1 In stating that single-attack studies of acute treatments for migraine with no active comparator have major problems in their methods, however, they ignore their own recommendation that clinical studies should take regulatory requirements and the needs of clinical practice into account.2 Studies of single migraine attacks are the global standard for establishing the efficacy of acute treatments of migraine and the cornerstone of regulatory approval in the USA.

WSWS (2020-06-20). Companies vow no more shutdowns for COVID-19 as US auto plants resume full production. wsws.org All the major carmakers have expressed their determination to continue production without interruption even as COVID-19 cases surge in many areas of the US.

Jonathan P S Knisely, Sonia A Henry, Shahryar G Saba, Lindsay L Puckett (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Cancer and cardiovascular disease. thelancet.com Helen Strongman and colleagues1 provide valuable information on cardiovascular consequences that affect adults surviving a wide range of common cancers. We are concerned that some important signals might be obscured by inadequate data on known risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Annelies Wilder-Smith, Steven W Lindsay, Thomas W Scott, Eng Eong Ooi, Duane J Gubler, Pamela Das (2020-06-20). [Comment] The Lancet Commission on dengue and other Aedes-transmitted viral diseases. thelancet.com The past 50 years have seen the emergence of epidemic arboviral diseases transmitted by the urban mosquito, Aedes aegypti. More than 120 countries are affected by frequent and cyclical dengue epidemics that result in an estimated annual 400 million infections and 100 million symptomatic cases.1 Chikungunya virus re-emerged in 2004 from east Africa and spread to Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe.2,3 Zika virus spread from sub-Saharan Africa through Asia and the Pacific to the Americas, where it caused a major outbreak associated with severe birth defects and neurological complications.

Andrew Emett (2020-06-20). Police detective charged in fatal shooting. nationofchange.org "His conduct was reckless. It was reckless and in violation of the Fourth Amendment."

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-06-20). Is Kashmir a US Trap to Confront Russia and China? globalresearch.ca The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), founded in 2001 by the Shanghai Five (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and to which Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan were later added would be the ALBA and Iran countries hard core of resistance to world …

Joanna Palmer (2020-06-20). [Comment] Framing health stories: Highlights 2020 photography competition open for submissions. thelancet.com The video and pictures of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, USA, as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck while he pleaded that he could not breathe, as well as photographs of subsequent anti-racism protests around the world, are some of the most powerful images this year. These pictures highlight the devastating impacts of structural racism and the deep inequities in our societies, and have given renewed urgency to the Black Lives Matter movement. This year has also brought moving and sometimes shocking photographs of health-care staff working in challenging conditions—too often…

Kim Petersen (2020-06-20). US Military Presence Everywhere. The Arctic, the Middle East, The South China Sea, The Caribbean… globalresearch.ca Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters jets, flew from Siberia toward Alaska where …

Abdul Rahman (2020-06-20). Imperialist occupation and wars are the driving force behind the displacement of people. peoplesdispatch.org In its annual "Global Trends" report released on June 18, Thursday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) noted that the total number of displaced persons globally rose by a record 9 million in 2019. Though most of them are internally displaced, the number of people forced out of their countries, or international refugees, is also increasing. | The spread of COVID-19 globally has caused renewed concern about the safety and well-being of the world's refugee population, most of whom are living in unsafe conditions. While health infrastructure in refugee camps, particularly in third world countri…

Niall Boyce, Bianca Brandon, Gabriella Merry, Joanna Palmer, Jonathan Pimm, Maneet Virdi (2020-06-20). [Comment] Wakley Prize Essay 2020: medicine and plain truths in a pandemic year. thelancet.com "Sorrow and Truth, sit you on either side of me, whilst I am relieved of this deadly burden…Lend me art, without any counterfeit shadowing, to paint and delineate to the life the whole story of this mortal and pestiferous battle."1 When London-based Renaissance author Thomas Dekker came to write his account of the 1603 plague outbreak, he renounced the "silver-tongued muses", feeling that only plain words and plain truth could do justice to the moment. Four centuries on, the COVID-19 pandemic demands a similar response.

WSWS (2020-06-20). Death of two workers sparks wildcat strike by 3,200 workers at auto parts plant in Matamoros, Mexico. wsws.org When news broke that Luciano Romero Contreras, a 48-year-old janitor at Plant 52, had died the previous day, workers downed tools and began discussions at the facility and on social media.

news.un (2020-06-20). UN chief appeals for restraint following protests in Mali. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has appealed for calm in Mali, following protests in the capital, Bamako, on Friday.

John Zarocostas (2020-06-20). [World Report] Plain packaging ruling hailed as a victory for tobacco control. thelancet.com The decision of the World Trade Organization's appeals body is expected to spur more countries to implement similar stringent packaging laws. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Helen Strongman, Alexander R Lyon, Isabel dos Santos Silva, Liam Smeeth, Krishnan Bhaskaran (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Cancer and cardiovascular disease — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Nasra Alam and colleagues and Jonathan Knisely and colleagues for their comments about our cohort study.1…

Sharmila Devi (2020-06-20). [World Report] COVID-19 resurgence in Iran. thelancet.com Iran was one of the first countries to experience a COVID-19 epidemic, and began relaxing restrictions in April, but cases have since rebounded. Sharmila Devi reports.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2020-06-20). The statues of our discontent. zcomm.org When statues come under assault, they leap from the past to become part of our present…

Dana Drugmand (2020-06-20). Transportation Fairness Alliance revealed: Behind the oil industry's latest attack on electric cars. nationofchange.org This new coalition appears poised to counter policies designed to accelerate the transition away from petroleum-powered transportation.

The HALT-IT Trial Collaborators (2020-06-20). [Articles] Effects of a high-dose 24-h infusion of tranexamic acid on death and thromboembolic events in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (HALT-IT): an international randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. thelancet.com We found that tranexamic acid did not reduce death from gastrointestinal bleeding. On the basis of our results, tranexamic acid should not be used for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding outside the context of a randomised trial.

Peter Baker, Alan White, Rosemary Morgan (2020-06-20). [Comment] Men's health: COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for overdue policy action. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a cruel light on the state of men's health globally. In 38 out of 43 countries for which provisional data were available, as of June 10, 2020, more men than women have died from COVID-19 despite a similar number of confirmed cases in each sex.1 In several countries, including the Netherlands, Dominican Republic, and Spain, about twice as many men as women have died from COVID-19.1 International Men's Health Week on June 15—21 is an opportune time to focus attention on this issue and the need for a new and systematic approach to improve the health of men generally.

news.un (2020-06-20). Refugee athletes stay focused on countdown to delayed Olympics. news.un.org With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, UN News has spoken to two recipients of Refugee Athlete Scholarships, an initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and UN refugee agency (UNHCR), to find out how COVID-19 lockdown measures are affecting their preparations for the games.

Maximilian Huhn, Myrto Samara, Stefan Leucht (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Antipsychotics for schizophrenia and substance misuse — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Alain Dervaux raises concerns about the generalisability of our findings in patients with schizophrenia who also have comorbid substance abuse disorder. Indeed, in our analysis we excluded studies in which patients had specific characteristics, such as first episode patients, patients with predominantly negative symptoms, treatment-resistant patients, and patients with comorbid substance abuse disorder (as stated in our protocol registered at PROSPERO, CRD42014014919). The basis of this decision was to preserve transitivity.

Dave Zirin (2020-06-20). NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott. zcomm.org Many players feel the issues of racial justice and stopping police violence are pressing, now is not the time for pro basketball…

Journeyman Pictures (2020-06-20). Video: Covid Nurse Exposes New York Hospital. People Have Been Lied To. It's Destroying Life. The Numbers are a Lie. globalresearch.ca Registered nurse, Erin Olszewski, spent a month at the epicenter of the epicenter, Elmhurst Hospital in NY. | After witnessing the same malpractice matching testimonies of other outspoken nurses in the U.S., she decided to wear a hidden camera to …

William rivers Pitt (2020-06-20). Armed Extremist Groups Were Galvanized by GOP. zcomm.org These people did not spring up from the ground like mushrooms. They are products of a long-standing cultivation project undertaken by the Republican Party and its media allies to agitate and radicalize its political base…

Alain Dervaux (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Antipsychotics for schizophrenia and substance misuse. thelancet.com In their network meta-analysis of the efficacy and tolerability of 32 oral antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, Maximillian Huhn and colleagues1 found some efficacy differences between antipsychotics. However, treatment studies in patients with schizophrenia have generally excluded those with past or current substance use disorders. A systematic review and meta-analysis showed that schizophrenia and substance use disorder comorbidity was highly prevalent among adults (41 ∑7%).

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza. imemc.org The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya …

Jamaal Bowman (2020-06-20). Challenging One of the Most Powerful Democrats in Congress. zcomm.org In the Bronx, the second most economically unequal district in New York state, the insurgent primary campaign of former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman threatens to unseat 16-term Democratic congressmember Eliot Engel…

Fight Back (2020-06-20). NYC marches for Juneteenth. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – At noon, June 19, several hundred gathered outside of City Hall Park to celebrate, rally and march for Juneteenth. It was the first of several dozen actions happening throughout the boroughs and was called by the December 12th Movement. | Dozens upon dozens of the red, black and green flags were waving in the hands of protesters, as music played. The organizers ensured that protesters were wearing masks and kept social distance by lining them up to march. | This year's Juneteenth has reached mainstream levels of attention as the country enters its 22nd day of protesting for Black lives. As protes…

teleSUR (2020-06-20). Bolivia Reaches New Infection Record as Health System Collapses. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Health Ministry reported 977 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 22,476 in a country whose death toll has reached 715 so far. | RELATED: | The situation is especially worrying in Santa Cruz, the most populated region of Bolivia with just over three million inhabitants, which concentrates the majority of cases (13,539) and the highest number of deaths (319). | The epidemiologic…

Jenna McGuire (2020-06-20). 'Shell must not get away with this': Niger Delta still waiting for big oil to clean up devastating pollution. nationofchange.org Titled "No Clean-Up, No Justice," the new report explains that for "more than five decades, the people of Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, have struggled against oil pollution, destruction of the environment and human rights violations."

teleSUR (2020-06-20). China: Over 2 Million People in Beijing Are Tested for COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Beijing Prevention Team spokesperson Zhang Qiang Saturday reported that over 2.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 and that 22 new cases were registered on Friday, a figure that implies a decrease from the 19 contagions detected on Thursday. | RELATED: | Since the outbreak began on June 11, Beijing has accumulated 205 COVID-19 cases. Nationwide, there are still 308 active cases and 6,023 people under observation. | The…

Ola Innset (2020-06-20). Workers of Europe: Compete. zcomm.org In response to neoliberalism's internationalism, European workers have turned to the nation state. It is time for the left to reclaim the narrative…

Sara Gasparini, Claudia Torino, Damiano Branca, Edoardo Ferlazzo, Umberto Aguglia (2020-06-20). [Correspondence] Testing rimegepant for migraine—time to revise the trial design? thelancet.com We read with interest the results of the phase 3 trial by Robert Croop and colleagues1 on the use of rimegepant for treatment of acute migraine. We feel that this study, like other similarly designed trials, has major problems in its methods, which suggests caution should be taken when examining the results.

Saul McLeod (2020-06-20). The Milgram Shock Experiment: "Obedience to Authority" globalresearch.ca The Corona crisis is marked by "Obedience to higher authority" despite the lies and fabrications. The lie is sustained by a fear campaign. | "Milgram (1963) was interested in researching how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it …

sputniknews (2020-06-20). Greece Again Calls on UK to Return Ancient Parthenon Marbles. sputniknews.com In the early 19th century, British diplomat Lord Elgin stripped the Parthenon of half of its sculptures and brought them back to England, where they are now kept in the British Museum. The acquisition of the 'Parthenon Marbles' has been a contentious issue between Greece and Britain, and the disagreement continues to this day.

yenisafak (2020-06-20). Restrictions back as virus spreads in Australian state. yenisafak.com Coronavirus restrictions were reimposed in Australia's southern state of Victoria on Saturday, following a persistent rise in infections over the past few days.At a press conference, Premier Daniel Andrews said 25 cases — a two-month high — were recorded over the past day, making restrictions necessary to stem the virus' spread.Under the new rules, gatherings at homes will be limited to five people, while plans to increase the number of people allowed in restaurants, libraries, and places of worship from 20 to 50 have been deferred until at least July 12.Expressing "disappointment" and "frustration,"

The Canary (2020-06-20). An Australian state is set to reimpose restrictions as coronavirus cases increase. thecanary.co The Australian state of Victoria is set to reimpose household restrictions from Monday 22 June after recording double-digit increases in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases for a fourth consecutive day. | Daniel Andrews, the premier for Victoria, said household gatherings will be restricted to five guests and outdoor gatherings to 10 people until midnight on 12 July. | Andrews said Victoria recorded 25 new cases on Saturday 20 June, the biggest daily increase in two months. The planned easing of restrictions for cafes, restaurants and pubs, from a maximum of 20 guests to a maximum of 50, will be deferred for three weeks…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-20). Colombia's president urges "that we shouldn't talk about who's to blame' for his mistakes. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque admitted his idea to organize a tax-free shopping day in the midst of a pandemic was a mistake, but stressed "we shouldn't ask ourselves who's to…

sputniknews (2020-06-20). At Least Three People Dead, Three Injured in Reading Park Stabbing, Murder Investigation Launched. sputniknews.com UK's top officials such as PM Boris Johnson, Interior Minister Priti Patel and others reacted to the stabbing that occured in Forbury Gardens, Reading on Saturday, where earlier a Black Lives Matter protests took place. However, according to BBC, the organizers behind the protests said that the incident was not linked to the demonstrations.

yenisafak (2020-06-20). Egypt asks UN intervention to resolve Nile dam dispute. yenisafak.com Egypt has requested the UN Security Council to intervene to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over a controversial Nile dam project.In a statement late Friday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said it asked the Security Council to "intervene to affirm the importance of the three countries resuming the negotiations with goodwill…to reach a fair and balanced solution" over the Ethiopian dam.The ministry said the move came after negotiations to resolve the dispute over the Nile dam stalled "as a result of Ethiopian stances that are not positive".Ethiopia is building a hydro-electric dam project on the Nile, which Egypt…

Anders Perner, Morten Hylander Mà∏ller (2020-06-20). [Comment] Tranexamic acid for severe gastrointestinal bleeding. thelancet.com Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is frequent and associated with use of blood products and endoscopic and invasive procedures, including emergency surgery, which increases the risk of mortality.1 Interventions to stop bleeding include the use (often in an escalating manner) of proton-pump inhibitors, transfusion of blood products, therapeutic endoscopy, endovascular coiling, and open laparotomy.1,2 Tranexamic acid is also used in some patients in an attempt to inhibit blood clot breakdown by fibrinolysis that can occur in some cases.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-20). From 1945 Until Today — 20 to 30 Million People Killed by the USA. globalresearch.ca The study documents the wars and coups d'État executed by the US in 30 Asian, African, European and Latin-American countries. It reveals that US military forces are directly responsible for between 10 and 15 million deaths, caused by the major wars — those against Korea and Vietnam and the two wars against Iraq.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-20). National campaign, big names calling on COVID-19 survivors to help others defeat it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A national coalition, including Mayo Clinic, is launching a nationwide push for plasma donations to help fight COVID-19. The campaign has some big names behind it. Today a coalition of more than 30 organizations is launching a national donor recruitment campaign — "The Fight Is In Us" — with the goal of connecting survivors with …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and gastrointestinal concerns. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dear Mayo Clinic: I've been hearing so much information about COVID-19 that I'm worried that every ache or pain may be related. I have been having stomachaches and then I began having diarrhea. I'm wondering if those are symptoms of COVID-19 and if I should get tested? Answer: There is certainly a lot of information …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-20). Plan ahead with an advance directive for medical care decisions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While you never hope to use one, an advance directive outlines your preferences for medical care if you become ill and are unable to make decisions for yourself. An advance directive is a legal document that you can complete at any time. It allows you to decide what kind of medical care you want in …

sputniknews (2020-06-20). 'Improper Motives' Behind Berman's Firing, AG Barr 'Must Be Held Accountable', Speaker Pelosi Says. sputniknews.com Her statement comes after Geoffrey Berman, ex-US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that he stepped down from his position to "respect the normal operation of law".

sputniknews (2020-06-20). BLM Demonstrators in St Andrews Square Demand Removal of Melville Monument. sputniknews.com The United Kingdom has, alongside the US, become embroiled in controversy surrounding statues of historic figures involved in Britain's former slave trade. Black Lives Matter protesters in Scotland have centered disapproval toward the Melville Monument in Edinburgh's St Andrews Square.

The Canary (2020-06-20). Washington DC protesters topple statue of Confederate general Albert Pike. thecanary.co Black Lives Matter protesters have toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the US capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery in the US. | Cheering demonstrators jumped up and down as the 11ft statue of Albert Pike, wrapped with chains, wobbled on its high granite pedestal before falling backwards. | Protesters then set a bonfire and stood around it in a circle as the statue burned, saying "No justice, no peace!" and "No racist police!". | Eyewitness accounts and videos posted on social media indicated that police were on the scene but did not intervene. | Donal…

Ahmed Sule (2020-06-20). BAME cabinet ministers: modern-day courtiers or jesters? thecanary.co In every society, there are categories of people of a different race, colour, nationality, or cultural traditions that differ from the dominant population. In the UK, the term BAME is used to define the non-white population of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities. Immigration, colonialism, and slavery are some of the main drivers for the prevalence of ethnic minorities in the Anglo-American world. | From biblical times to the present, minorities living in countries with a history of oppression are sometimes elevated into political leadership positions. Modern-day Britain is not exempt from this trend. So…

yenisafak (2020-06-20). Libyan premier arrives in Algeria for talks. yenisafak.com The head of Libya's internationally-recognized government on Saturday arrived in Algeria in an official visit to discuss the ongoing conflict in his country.According to the official Algerian TV network, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, Foreign Ministers Sabri Boukadoum and Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud received Libyan premier Fayez al-Sarraj at the capital's Houari Boumediene Airport.Al-Sarraj's one-day visit is expected to focus on the latest developments in Libya.On Friday, Libyan local media said the country's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and al-Sarraj would meet Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune…

yenisafak (2020-06-20). India claims Pakistani drone shot down in Jammu and Kashmir. yenisafak.com India's border security forces on Saturday announced that they had shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Pakistan at an outpost in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir.The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down the Pakistani Hexa copter drone allegedly carrying an assortment of arms at the Pansar border outpost in Kathua district."Alert troops of BSF shot down a Pakistani Hexa copter drone carrying 01 M4 carbine machine (US Made), 02 filled magazines (60 Rds), 07 Chinese grenades," the BSF said in a statement on Twitter.The aircraft was spotted by a BSF patrol at in the vicinity of the borde…

yenisafak (2020-06-20). Serbians to go to general, local polls. yenisafak.com As the world wrestles with the novel coronavirus pandemic, Serbia on Sunday will hold general, local, and autonomous region elections.Voters will head to the polls to determine the names and parties that will govern the country both locally and nationally for the next four years.In Serbia, the effect of the pandemic has disappeared for the most part, with casualty numbers and daily cases having decreased to the 50-100 band and major measures removed.More than 6.5 million voters have registered to cast their ballots and elect lawmakers from among 21 election lists competing to enter the 250-seat national assembly.