2020-06-22: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-22). Trump Slams Guaidó While Expressing Openness in Speaking with Maduro. globalresearch.ca In what potentially could be a radical change in Washington's policy towards Venezuela, U.S. president Donald Trump confessed that he has had doubts about his decision to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the South American country. Trump …

Eds. (2020-06-22). Rubio, Cruz bill would deem Cuba's medical missions "human trafficking operation" mronline.org In an act of pure hypocrisy and obsessive cruelty, GOP Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz joined together to penalize developing nations who seek to take advantage of Cuba's hands-on humanitarian work.

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 …

Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon (2020-06-22). Trading One Uniform for Another: Can Police Be "De-Militarized" When So Many Cops Are Military Veterans? counterpunch.org Calls for de-militarization of law enforcement have gained new momentum in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality. That process won't be easy in a nation where nearly one fifth of all cops are military veterans — including Derek Chauvin, George Floyd's killer in Minneapolis and Robert McCabe, one of two officers charged with felony

Kevin Zeese (2020-06-22). Police Violence and Racism Have Always Been Tools of Capitalism. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Jill Richardson (2020-06-22). A Ridiculous Debate on Sexual Orientation, But a Welcome Ruling. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court just affirmed a right I thought I always had: not to be fired for my sexual orientation. The 6-3 ruling found that, under existing civil rights legislation against sex-based discrimination, it's illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It feels ridiculous that this needed

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-22). Details of China's National Security Law Released. globalresearch.ca Along with protecting China's national security, its legitimate right, the new law aims to counter months of US orchestrated violence and vandalism in Hong Kong. | They were and continue to be led by 5th column elements that rocked the city …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-22). Hundreds of thousands join the New Poor People's Campaign virtual March. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From eradication of poverty, an end to U.S. racism, to dismantling the war machine and creating a Green New Deal with thousands of well-paying jobs — especially union jobs — hundreds of thousands of people demanded a complete reversal and creation of a better society in three virtual mass marches on D.C. the weekend of …

Lucas Koerner (2020-06-22). Biden Bashes Trump's Willingness to Meet with Venezuela's Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com The White House insisted that Trump "has not lost confidence" in opposition leader Guaido.

Gareth Porter (2020-06-22). Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to secure new IAEA demands on Iran. thegrayzone.com The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel,…

Ben Norton (2020-06-22). Documentos filtrados revelan plan para derrocar al presidente AMLO de México. thegrayzone.com Oligarcas mexicanos y los partidos del establishment político, con ayuda de los medios, Washington y Wall Street, se han unido…

Ben Norton (2020-06-22). Documentos filtrados revelan plan derechista para derrocar al Presidente AMLO de México. thegrayzone.com Oligarcas mexicanos y los partidos del establishment político, con ayuda de los medios, Washington y Wall Street, se han unido…

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-22). US Media Propaganda Claiming that Putin Supported "Left-Wing Terrorists" globalresearch.ca Politico's scandalous "report" alleging that Putin secretly supported and even possibly organized the left-wing terrorist activities of the "Baader-Meinhof Group" during his time with the KGB in East Germany is pure propaganda which is intended to serve the purpose of …

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-22). Prime Minister Modi Can't Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle. globalresearch.ca Prime Minister Modi released the genie of Indian jingoism after coming to power six years ago, irresponsibly hoping that the state-sponsored cultivation of hyper-nationalist sentiment would lead to the false domestic perception of the country as the "superpower" that it …

David Duhalde (2020-06-22). How to Defeat Trump Without Campaigning for Biden. zcomm.org Socialists and other Bernie Sanders supporters can play a critical role in defeating right-wing populism while building a left-wing alternative for the long term—by going down-ballot.

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-22). Message to My Young Readers in Hong Kong. dissidentvoice.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 …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-22). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. globalresearch.ca That's not a chip on my shoulder. | That's your foot on my neck. | — Malcolm X | On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd,

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-06-22). Racism, COVID-19, and the fight for economic justice. mronline.org While the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the United States were triggered by recent police murders of unarmed African Americans, they are also helping to encourage popular recognition that racism has a long history with punishing consequences for black people that extend beyond policing.

Editor (2020-06-22). EDITORIAL — Celebrando Juneteenth durante un levantamiento. workers.org Juneteenth conmemorado el 19 de junio, los africo-americanos conmemoran el aniversario del día en 1865 cuando las tropas sindicales llegaron a la isla de Galveston para informar a la gente esclavizada en Texas que el atroz sistema de esclavitud había terminado. El anuncio retrasado obligó a aproximadamente a 250.000 afrodescendientes . . . |

Alan Macleod (2020-06-22). Why So Few American Muslims Serve in the US Military. mintpressnews.com Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America's Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.

Eds. (2020-06-22). Freedom Rider: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold fall down. mronline.org The discomfort caused to elites is of no concern to anyone who wants to strike at the heart of racism. Goodbye and good riddance to Churchill, Columbus, Leopold and all of their ilk, writes Margaret Kimberley.

Javier Sierra (2020-06-22). La Vorágine en la Que Todos Vivimos. peoplesworld.org En su obra maestra, el autor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera narra la extrema explotación laboral y violencia en el Amazonas de Colombia durante el boom del caucho a principios del siglo 20. La tituló La Vorágine, el gran tumulto. Hoy vivimos en Estados Unidos una vorágine sin precedentes, en la confluencia de un movimiento popular …

Staff (2020-06-22). Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched? democracynow.org As mass protests against racism and police brutality continue, at least five men — four Black and one Latinx — have been found hanging in public across the U.S. in recent weeks. We speak with Jacqueline Olive, director of "Always in Season," a documentary that examines the history of lynchings through the story of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager who was found hanged from a swingset in 2014. "They deserve a full investigation," Olive says of the recent hangings, "and given the context of this history … that we look at them more than three days, and then that they are looked at as a whole."

Staff (2020-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2020. democracynow.org AG Barr Under Fire as Dems Launch Investigation into Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Coronavirus Cases Surging in U.S. and Around the World, Antiracism Uprising Continues as Demonstrators Celebrate Juneteenth, Dept. of Homeland Security Spied on Protesters in 15+ U.S. Cities, More Confederate and Racist Statues Fall Across the Country, Protesters Call for Justice After Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Andres Guardado in Gardena, CA, Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire Officer Who Shot and Killed Breonna Taylor, 19-Year-Old Killed in Shooting in Seattle's Autonomous "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" Zone, No…

Staff (2020-06-22). Trump's Reelection Playbook: Racist Tropes & Downplaying COVID Pandemic by Slowing Down Testing. democracynow.org As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 120,000 and mass protests against police brutality and racism continue, President Trump faces condemnation for his remarks at his poorly attended campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he repeated racist terms like "kung flu" and lashed out at protesters. "You just see this tremendous impulse to divide," says Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. "This is what has worked for Trump in the past. He is not going to change now."

Juan Cole (2020-06-22). PM Netanyahu's son Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian-Israelis from Tel Aviv. zcomm.org Injustice on racial grounds cries out for redress and for the achievement of equality of opportunity wherever it is found…

Staff (2020-06-22). Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans. therealnews.com Netanyahu says his trial is not about corruption, but about the fate of Israel and the Jewish people. He demands Palestinians give their consent to Israeli annexation, leading to anti-annexation demonstrations in Israel.

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-22). What History Shows Us About Responding to Coronavirus. zcomm.org Interview on the challenges of responding to the coronavirus, the future of our relationship to technology, and history's lessons for moving forward…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Syrians confirm death of missing relatives by photos. yenisafak.com Hundreds of thousands of Syrians searching for their relatives have stepped up their efforts after the US adopted the Caesar Act, a law which imposes sanctions on the Syrian regime for war crimes.Families, who have long given up on ever finding their relatives, click on web links where photos of people killed in regime prisons are posted, in a desperate attempt to confirm the death of their loved ones.Imaduddin Rasit, the founding member of a France-based association monitoring Syrian casualties of war and prisoners, said more than 6,000 photos of people tortured to death were shared on the internet.The photos we…

Fight Back (2020-06-22). DACA stays, fight for legalization for all! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Legalization for All Network (L4A). | Los Angeles, CA – Early Thursday morning, June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was an executive order signed June 15, 2012 by then-President Barak Obama and it protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth, allowing them to work and go to school without fear of arrest and deportation. | The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena…

Gil Netter (2020-06-22). Connecticut uprisings are the seeds of a better world. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. — Black Lives Matter and racial justice rallies and marches have continued over several weeks across Southeastern Connecticut cities and towns. These events have involved people of all colors and ages in New London, Groton, Norwich, Mystic, East Lyme, Waterford, and Old Lyme. The events show people's concerns over police violence against …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-22). Voter suppression looms over the 2020 election. peoplesworld.org ATLANTA—You've heard or read about a wide range of ways the right wing is suppressing the votes of people it hates, but this takes the cake: Postage stamps, or lack of them, for absentee voters in the entire state of Georgia. It's as bad as having one polling place for a county with 767,000 people …

Liberation Staff (2020-06-22). ILWU shuts down 29 ports for Juneteenth, Movement for Black Lives. liberationnews.org The International Longshore and Warehouse Union made a significant intervention into the national uprising against racism by organizing the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown on June 19, closing down 29 ports in the U.S. and Canada. This act of solidarity is in keeping with the union's long tradition of fighting racism and for working-class unity. …

Olivia Rosane (2020-06-22). Enormous dust cloud moving from the Sahara to U.S. this week. peoplesworld.org A massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is expected to reach the Southeastern U.S. by Wednesday. While the weather pattern driving the cloud is not unusual, the amount of dust is, according to KSLNewsRadio. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Colonel Doug Hurley snapped a photo from on board the International Space Station, as NDTV …

Fiore Longo (2020-06-22). Do Black Lives Matter to Big Conservation Groups? counterpunch.org You are walking through the rainforest with your best friend. Sunlight sparkles through the leaves and the two of you are chatting and laughing. Birds tweet, monkeys hoot, and perhaps that was the sound of a forest elephant you heard in the distance. Suddenly you hear the crack of a rifle: your best friend collapses, crumpled, and you fall to your knees to catch them as their blood pours over your hands and stains your clothes.

Special to People's World (2020-06-22). L.A. Theatre Works streams six free audio productions by Black playwrights. peoplesworld.org Good news for those who love old-fashioned radio theatre! L.A. Theatre Works, considered the world's leading producer of audio theater, has chosen six titles by Black playwrights from its extensive collection of work to stream free on its website. They are all available to stream free of charge at latw.org/black-voices, now through Aug. 30. The …

Larry Holmes (2020-06-22). Finishing the unfinished revolution — from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter — a WW commentary. workers.org The following is a slightly edited talk given June 19 by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, during the WWP webinar on "Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Rebellion." Larry Holmes. WW Photo: Liza Green This Juneteenth is probably going to be one of the biggest Juneteenths in a . . . |

Raul Diego (2020-06-22). Having Sucked America Dry, Tech Giants Seek New Markets Beyond Reach of US Antitrust Laws. mintpressnews.com An aggressive push to consolidate companies in the tech sector, coupled with the world's ever-increasing dependence on digital platforms and tools, is quickly leading to a crisis of sovereignty.

Tings Chak (2020-06-22). Not only to stay alive, but to stay human: An interview with Pavel Égàºez. peoplesdispatch.org Designer Tings Chak spoke at length with Ecuadorian artist Pavel Égàºez about revolutionary art, the crisis of capitalism and his series 'Cuarentena' which seeks to address the human suffering provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Wayne Nealis (2020-06-22). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression brings CPAC demand to Minneapolis. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Community control of the Minneapolis police took a step toward that goal at a forum hosted by the Twin Cities Justice for Jamar Clark Coalition on Thursday, June 18. The Coalition has played a leading role in organizing protests and actions demanding justice for George Floyd, murdered by MPD officer Derek Chauvin. Special guest Frank …

John Wojcik (2020-06-22). Poor turnout, hate speech, COVID infections mark Trump's Tulsa rally. peoplesworld.org TULSA, Okla.—President Donald Trump addressed his flop of a rally Saturday in a speech that tried to convince his supporters that literally everywhere they turn there are "left-wing radicals" waiting for Joe Biden to be elected so that they can make their move and destroy the American way of life. He praised Confederate statues and …

Miko Peled (2020-06-22). Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return: Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin. mintpressnews.com Both in Israel and the US, conversations about reparations and the Palestinian right of return are stifled by arguments explaining why injustice must go on and a yearning for the status quo.

Cathy Rojas (2020-06-22). Building multinational unity for Black lives. liberationnews.org On June 14, a Black Lives Matter protest began in Jackson Heights, the most diverse urban area in the world, ending in the immigrant neighborhood of Corona, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in New York City. The protest had an explicitly theme of "Multinational Unity for Black Lives," and united the multinational, largely immigrant …

teleSUR Desk (2020-06-22). UN Chief calls for reparations to amend slavery's legacy. mronline.org The U.N.'s Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet urged countries to confront legacy of slavery and colonialism.

Judy Greenspan (2020-06-22). Juneteenth: ILWU shuts down 29 ports along the West Coast. workers.org Oakland, Calif. Taking bold stands against systemic racism and oppression is nothing new for the Bay Area's Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10. The union has organized work stoppages to protest many injustices from apartheid in South Africa to the police murder of Oscar Grant to the Israeli bombing . . . |

Jim McMahan (2020-06-22). Seattle longshore workers stop work on Juneteenth. workers.org Seattle Longshore workers and supporters in Seattle marched on Juneteenth ((June 19, 1865, is the date the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas during the Civil War) as part of a strike of 29 ports from California to Canada. Seattle's Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 52 and 19 marched, along with . . . |

Michelle Kern, Alex Farr (2020-06-22). ILWU shuts down West Coast ports to honor Juneteenth. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—In honor of Juneteenth, 29 West Coast ports—all the major ports from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego—were shut down for eight hours June 19 by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Here in Oakland, an estimated 10,000 marchers gathered at the Oakland SSA terminal port at a 10 a.m. rally to hear union and …

The Canary (2020-06-22). Anne Sacoolas's diplomatic immunity claim an absurdity — diplomacy expert. thecanary.co An expert on diplomacy has described the diplomatic immunity claim from Harry Dunn's alleged killer as a "palpable absurdity".Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the teenager died in a crash outside a US military base in Northamptonshire on 27 August 2019.Ivor Roberts, a former British ambassador in Serbia, Ireland and Italy, said it was "wholly illogical … to waive immunity for a member of staff" at RAF Croughton and "not to do so for a member of his or her household".Ivor Roberts said the immunity claimed by Anne Sacoolas was a 'palpable absurdity' (Chris Bacon/PA)Sacoolas's claim to immunity is s…

Staff (2020-06-22). Trump Fires Top U.S. Prosecutor as William Barr Moves to Expand "Imperial Presidency" democracynow.org After a dramatic weekend showdown, the Trump administration has ousted Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan who led multiple prosecutions and investigations into allies of the president. We look at the extraordinary measures U.S. Attorney General William Barr took to protect Trump, with New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon, who has profiled Barr. "He believes in a very strong executive presidency, a kind of imperial presidency in which a huge amount of power resides in the president," she says of the attorney general.

Staff (2020-06-22). "Robert E. Lee Was a Brutal Slave Master": Activist's Call to Rename Louisiana School Goes Viral. democracynow.org We play a video that has now gone viral from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where community activist Gary Chambers Jr. calls out members of the Lee High School school board for their racism during a June 18 meeting to discuss a resolution to rename the school, which is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Chambers urged members to choose a name in honor of people who fought slavery and racism, not someone who defended it, and addressed board member Connie Bernard, who had defended Robert E. Lee and was seen shopping on her computer during the meeting.

The Canary (2020-06-22). Sadiq Khan: Windrush legacy must see end to 'hostile environment' for immigrants. thecanary.co London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the government to learn from the suffering endured by the Windrush generation and end the "hostile environment" faced by immigrants in the capital.Ministers should help Londoners by increasing funding to the immigration sector and cutting its "extortionate" fees, Khan said in a statement."Many of the Windrush Generation and their families are still struggling to access the advice and support they need, and it is clear that too many Londoners are still being failed by an immigration system that is prohibitively expensive and simply not fit for purpose," he said."I'm proud that…

The Canary (2020-06-22). London Stock Exchange chief named next Financial Conduct Authority boss. thecanary.co Nikhil Rathi has been appointed the next chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), responsible for regulating the UK's banks.He was unveiled by chancellor Rishi Sunak and replaces interim chief executive Christopher Woolard, who took charge in January after former boss Andrew Bailey was appointed governor of the Bank of England.Rathi is expected to join in the autumn and will leave his current job as chief executive of the London Stock Exchange responsible for overseeing the UK markets.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (second right) alongside new FCA chief Nikhil Rathi (far left), during his role as chi…

The Canary (2020-06-22). Archaeologists discover new prehistoric circle near Stonehenge. thecanary.co A team of archaeologists have discovered a major new prehistoric monument just a short distance away from Stonehenge.Fieldwork and analysis have revealed evidence of 20 or more massive prehistoric shafts — more than 10 metres in diameter and five metres deep — forming a circle more than two kilometres in diameter around the Durrington Walls henge.Coring of the shafts suggest the features are Neolithic and excavated more than 4,500 years ago — around the time Durrington Walls was built.It is thought the shafts served as a boundary to a sacred area or precinct associated with the henge. | Experts fro…

RT (2020-06-22). 'How about taking out guns too?': Gamers react to removal of police cars from Fortnite in support of Black Lives Matter. rt.com The decision to remove police cars from 'Fortnite' was a cop-out on part of Epic Games, the players argued. Some said the move was pointless, while others urged the developer to do much more for the cause. | Police vehicles will no longer be available in one of the most popular online video games, which has a fan base of around 350 million players, an unnamed source told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. | "I wouldn't say it's a political statement. I think it's just us being sensitive about the issues many people in our audience are dealing with," the source pointed out, referring to ongoing, and often viole…

RT (2020-06-22). Murder bad, Orange Man worse? NYT 'fact checkers' excuse rampant homicide to embarrass Trump. rt.com The New York Times will seemingly disregard sky-high homicide rates in America's cities if doing so makes President Donald Trump look bad. To much of the media, the only facts that matter are those that hurt Trump. | The US president is known for his bombastic declarations, hyperbole, and generous use of superlatives. In his nearly four years in office, that has provided plenty of material for journalists to churn out 'fact checking' articles cross-examining his wilder claims in an effort to cut the larger-than-life leader down to size. | If anyone was wondering at what point 'owning the president' takes prece…

RT (2020-06-22). Seoul says military option on the table over Pyongyang's plans to drop leaflets prompted by its people's 'unquenchable anger'. rt.com South Korea has warned it's ready for an armed response against the North's plans to drop leaflets if it violates the two states' military agreement. Equipment is reportedly being set up to spread the leaflets "deep inside South." | South Korean defense authorities said on Monday they are closely watching Pyongyang's leafleting methods and are leaving a military response option on the table. Kim Jun-rak, the spokesperson of the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed that Seoul was prepared to take military action if any aerial vehicle is flown over the Demilitarized Zone, which would violate the 2018 inter-Ko…

RT (2020-06-22). If people can go out & protest… they can also go out & VOTE': Trump hammers claim mail-in votes lead to fraud. rt.com Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of mail-in ballots saying the practice will lead to 'all sorts of havoc' and 'millions' of fraudulent votes, and argued that if people can protest they can go to a polling station. | In a tweet, the US president pondered on the chaotic nature and secrecy which he claims comes with voting by mail. | "If people can go out and protest, riot, break into stores, and create all sorts of havoc, they can also go out and VOTE — and keep our Election Honest. With millions of mail-in ballots being sent out, who knows where they are going, and to whom?" he contemplated.

Joe Emersberger (2020-06-22). Don't forget that Human Rights Watch, not only OAS Chief Luis Almagro, helped a US-backed military coup in Bolivia. zcomm.org On November 10 of 2019, Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown and barely escaped the country alive. The military publicly "suggested" that he resign. The military and police also made it clear that they would not protect him from vigilantes who wanted to lynch him. His house was ransacked by opposition supporters the night he

Alan Minsky (2020-06-22). If You Want Joe Biden to Govern More Like FDR Than Jamie Dimon, Vote for Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in New York and Kentucky. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) holds hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during his speech at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mark Taliano (2020-06-22). US Economic Embargo‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã on Syria Is 'Crime Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca The US economic embargo against Syria which doesn't have the approval of the UN Security Council is a "crime against humanity," a Canadian political commentator has said. | *** | Mark Taliano added that the United States and its allies are supporting …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-22). Study: COVID-19 Exacerbating America's Massive Wealth Inequality and Racial Divide. mintpressnews.com Black Americans are dying at almost three times the rate whites are, with Latinos and Native Americans also dying at elevated levels to the rest of the population.

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-22). Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-22). Algerian court sentences prominent Hirak activist to one year imprisonment. peoplesdispatch.org Amira Bouraoui, who has been convicted for her Facebook post, is part of the popular ongoing Hirak movement which calls for large-scale democratic reforms in Algeria…

PCHR (2020-06-22). PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly. imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with concern the continued summonsing and detention of several Fatah Movement activists and cadres by the Internal Security Services (ISS) on grounds of a protest and social media posts on the 14th anniversary of the internal Palestinian division between Fatah and Hamas movements. …

_____ (2020-06-22). Armed Protesters Peacefully March On Oklahoma Governor's Mansion. popularresistance.org Between 150 and 200 protesters peacefully marched from the Ralph Ellison Library to the Governor's Mansion on Saturday to deliver a double-barreled message. | "We aren't going to allow people to come into our communities and brutalize us," event organizer Omar Chatman said before the event. "If you come into our community, know we are armed." | The 1000 Brothers and Sisters in Arms protest might not have approached its eponymous numbers, but it bore enough artillery to pop the National Rifle Association's buttons. | Community organizer Michael Washington was among the speakers who said the march was a response to…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-22). Health workers across Belgium demand structural refinancing of healthcare. peoplesdispatch.org Health workers hit the streets in several Belgian cities on Thursday June 18 demanding the structural refinancing of healthcare, along with increased staff, employment guarantees, and better wages. Mobilizations were carried out in Brussels, Liège, Charleroi, Ghent, Hasselt, Sint-Truiden, Namur, and others. According to reports, 1,500 people staged a protest in front of the university hospital in Leuven (UZ Leuven). The Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) also expressed solidarity with the health workers' protest. | The PTB/PVDA stated, "the white coats have already succeeded in getting the government to swallow…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-22). Italian communists protest restrictions on abortions introduced by Umbrian regional government. peoplesdispatch.org The Umbrian regional government of the conservative League party has announced that women will no longer be able to access pharmacological abortions in day hospitals or at home and will have to be hospitalized for three days to avail the procedure…

Mesha Jefferson (2020-06-22). Protesting for Black Lives in Trump Country. counterpunch.org I grew up biracial in a small, conservative town. Still, after living for years in Austin, moving back to one was a culture shock — it felt like going back in time. For the last three years I've lived in Volusia County, Florida — home to Daytona Beach, many small towns and suburbs, and a

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-22). Protests in Tunisia to demand jobs and better economic opportunities. peoplesdispatch.org Local trade unions in the country's southern province of Tataouine have called for a general strike on June 22, Monday, against state brutality and in support of their demands…

Hadassah Patterson (2020-06-22). Minnesota Protests Feed Equality. zcomm.org Real change requires exposing the framework of systemic racism. Protesters want people to realize that racism exists on every cornerstone the country was built on…

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Fort Lauderdale community commemorates Juneteenth with rally and march. fightbacknews.org Fort Lauderdale, FL – About 400 members of the surrounding communities gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale to commemorate Juneteenth and demand an end to police violence. The event was sponsored by several local organizations, including SEIU Local 32BJ, Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward, Broward Dream Defenders, and the New Florida Majority. The event began at 3 p.m. at Bubier Park, where those in attendance listened to speeches, chanted, and even danced. | The atmosphere was both festive and somber, joyful yet ripe with anger. As the protesters marked the holiday meant to celebrate the ending of slavery i…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-22). New Research Suggests Racial Justice Protests Have Not Led to Covid-19 Transmission Spike. commondreams.org New research released Monday suggests the nationwide anti-police brutality demonstrations which erupted in the U.S. after the killing of George Floyd have not led to widespread transmission of the coronavirus, as some public experts feared they would. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-06-22). HS2 protests at west London site costing millions, judge told. thecanary.co HS2 bosses have told a judge that continued protests by campaigners opposed to the high-speed rail line running through a woodland area in west London are costing millions of pounds. | A lawyer representing HS2 told Judge David Holland about "relentless" incidents. | Barrister Tom Roscoe said the costs of delay and security were in the region of £16 million. | Judge Holland made an order banning unlawful protest activities in and around a construction site in Hillingdon in May 2019. | But Roscoe said protest had continued. | He said HS2 bosses wanted further orders preventing unlawful protest on land in the…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). UN dispatches 36 trucks carrying aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Monday dispatched a total of 36 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for needy people in Idlib city of northwestern Syria.Truckloads of supplies entered the Syrian city through the Cilvegozu border crossing of Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Gazans protest Israeli plan to annex West Bank. yenisafak.com Palestinians in the Gaza Strip staged a protest on Monday to reject an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.Organized by the Joint Committee for Refugees, the demonstration was held in front the office of the UN refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza City, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day; which was marked on June 20.Speaking at the protest, Ismail Radwan, a Hamas leading member, called on donor countries to continue their funding to UNRWA.Radwan reiterated the committee's rejection of "refugee resettlement projects and finding an alternative homeland for them"."The right of return is individual an…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Turkey sends 6 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com Two Turkish charities on Monday sent six trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.Truckloads of supplies, including flour, clothing and dry food, by Adana Dosteller and Eskisehir Gunisigi charities, entered Idlib through the Yayladagi border crossing of Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among families living in tents in Idlib.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people h…

_____ (2020-06-22). Do Not Belittle US Protesters By Calling Their Uprising A Color Revolution. popularresistance.org Those who are promoting the term Color Revolution are actually confusing the situation. During the last years and decades, the West has been using many different tactics on how to overthrow governments, subvert legitimate movements and revolutions, and deter revolutionary and anti-colonialist struggle. Each has to be examined and exposed separately, individually. Otherwise, it would create indigestible, on purpose confusing mass, and further damage independence struggle. Otherwise, nihilism would be spread, and revolutionary zeal deterred. The protesters should be discouraged, let alone ridiculed. Those who are f…

_____ (2020-06-22). New Colorado Law Ends Immunity For Police. popularresistance.org Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Friday signed into law a bill to remove the shield of legal immunity that has long protected police officers from civil suits for on-the-job misconduct, a measure civil libertarians hailed as landmark legislation. | The Colorado state legislature passed the sweeping police accountability bill last week in the wake of nationwide protests over unfair treatment of racial minorities by law enforcement, sparked by the death of an unarmed Black man under the knee of a white Minneapolis policeman last month. | Polis, a first-term Democrat, took the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, celebr…

sputniknews (2020-06-22). New York Statue of Roosevelt to Be Removed as Museum Considers it 'Racist'. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be removed amid protests against racial discrimination in the United States, the museum said in a statement.

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Riot Police Deployed in the Hague Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters, Hundreds Arrested. sputniknews.com As thousands of people gathered in central Hague on Sunday to voice concerns over the government's COVID-19 restrictions, agents in riot gear, mounted police units and water cannon were sent to disperse the crowd.

Support HR 1384 Medicare for All (2020-06-22). 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:…

Gig Workers Rising (2020-06-22). Wednesday 6/24: Uber Drivers Protest Outside Uber CEO's Mansion in Pac Heights. indybay.org 3090 Dara Khosrowshahi House, the UBER CEO | FM Transmitter Details: Radio Station – 88.3 FM…

FRHKS (2020-06-22). 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.

KQED (2020-06-22). Wednesday 6/24: On Common Ground: Black Businesses Through Pandemic and Protest. indybay.org Virtual/Online Event…

R. Robertson (2020-06-22). 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.

Poor People's Campaign (2020-06-22). Sunday 6/21: Virtual Protest: Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington 2020 (3pm). indybay.org Online via livestream (replay)…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-22). Juneteenth March and Rally at San Francisco City Hall. indybay.org Nationwide and Bay Area protests continue as police continue to kill.

Bring Them All Down (2020-06-22). 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.

Tuhin Biswas, James G. Scott, Kerim Munir, Andre M.N. Renzaho, Lal B. Rawal, Janeen Baxter, Abdullah A. Mamun (2020-06-22). Global variation in the prevalence of suicidal ideation, anxiety and their correlates among adolescents: A population based study of 82 countries. thelancet.com Suicidal ideation and anxiety are common among adolescents although their prevalence has predominantly been studied in high income countries. This study estimated the population prevalence of suicidal ideation and anxiety and their correlates with peer support, parent-adolescent relationship, peer victimization, conflict, isolation and loneliness across a range of low-income, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income countries and high-income countries (LMICHICs).

M. G. Piety (2020-06-22). GenderGate and the End of Philosophy. counterpunch.org A debate has arisen among philosophers concerning a couple of papers published recently in the prestigious journal Philosophical Studies. The first paper, "Are women adult human females?" by Alex Byrne (January, 2020) attempts to refute what Byrne identifies as "the orthodox view among philosophers," that "the category woman is a social category, like the categories,

Lital Khaikin (2020-06-22). The Rhetoric of Democracy-building in Ukraine. NATO and the Militarization of Eastern Europe. globalresearch.ca Buying Freedom on the Free Market | Obscured by the mythology of pursuing economic and political autonomy, Ukraine plays the latest role in a long, unfolding process of western corporate, political and military interests establishing the "territorial integrity" not of independent …

Kit O'Connell (2020-06-22). School of the Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police for US-Backed Dictators Since 1946. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in December 2015. | For the past 69 years, many of the most notorious U.S.-backed South American dictators, along with their secret police and torturers, have learned their dark arts from a secretive American training facility….

James Corbett (2020-06-22). Video: "How the High Death Rate in Care Homes Was Created on Purpose" globalresearch.ca Rosemary Frei has an MSc in molecular biology. She has been a freelance medical writer and journalist for twenty-two years, and is now an independent investigative journalist. | In the following interview with James Corbett, she explains that at the …

Desiree Hellegers (2020-06-22). Koan: In Memory of Thích Qu·∫£ng ƒê·ª©c. counterpunch.org Koan In memory of Thích Qu·∫£ng ƒê·ª©c For a week, we have studied the grain of the wood, seen how the floor grows golden in the afternoon light. We eat our meals in silence, see how white beans glow like moons on silver, and after- wards, we dedicate the merit of these things we eat

Kathleen Wallace (2020-06-22). To Make Crime, Create Laws. counterpunch.org It is generally considered a beneficial thing for politicians to have on their resumés—that they sponsored many laws during their time in Congress. But how beneficial is that to the rest of us? The vast majority of these laws are the babblings of those shit kids gone adult who wanted 900 rules for an average game

Laura Roth (2020-06-22). Municipalist Politics and the Specter of Emancipation. zcomm.org The past decade saw the rise of a new emancipatory politics, embodied in Spain's municipalist movement. But to build the new, one must first overcome the old.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-06-22). Muslim Heroines Find Their Way into New American Literature. globalresearch.ca Years ago in

Dr. Thomas Price (2020-06-22). Media Begging for a 'Second Wave'. globalresearch.ca The media is churning out countless alarmist stories each day about the threat of COVID-19 and the dangers of societal reopening. "Risk of new lockdown rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave,"

Rima Najjar (2020-06-22). Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Arab Racism: When Will Racism Become the Defining Experience of Israel's Founding? globalresearch.ca Today we are experiencing in the American public space an electric historic occurrence. We are, as a society, finally passing vocal moral judgment on anti-Black racism, which has emerged as an intensely emotive issue. | Anti-Black racism is no longer acceptable …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-06-22). Unions accuse government of seeking to destroy South African Airways for the benefit of global capital. peoplesdispatch.org The Department of Public Enterprises, which had repeatedly assured the unions that the national airline will not be liquidated, came out in support of a so-called "business rescue plan" which will result in its effective liquidation…

Rick Sterling (2020-06-22). Economic Terrorism: U.S. "Caesar" Act Tries to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians. globalresearch.ca Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Rally in Arlington, TX demands justice. fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX — The Progressive Student Union (PSU) rallied 30 students and community members, June 18, demanding community control and defunding of the Arlington Police Department. "We need to remember why we are doing this," said Arlington resident Adara Arrie. "This is not something to post on social media for a trend. Change has not happened," | This rally is one of the many across this country calling for community control of the police and less over-policing in our communities. | "The Arlington Police Department receives $66 million," said PSU organizer Mark Napieralski, "we could use that money to…

Nino Pagliccia (2020-06-22). Canada's UN Security Council Loss Shows Its "Foreign Policy Weaknesses" globalresearch.ca India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Kenya after a second round, won the June 17 elections at the 74th United Nations Assembly for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2021. | The …

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Milwaukee: Families deliver complaints and march against Wauwatosa Police Department. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – The families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales ("Thee 3"), along with organizers from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Community Task Force MKE, and their supporters, mobilized in the early afternoon of June 18. | Their purpose was to deliver complaints to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber and to Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride before marching to Mayfair Mall. The event was focused on winning justice for "Thee 3", all murdered by the same person: Joseph Anthony Mensah of the Wauwatosa Police Department. | Responding to a July 2015 911 call pl…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-22). Israeli Military Issues Stop Work Orders for Palestinian-owned Homes, Barns in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli military forces ordered, on Sunday morning, to halt the construction of Palestinian-owned homes, agricultural facilities, and a water well in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator of the popular committees in Hebron, Rateb Al-Jabour, told media outlets that Israeli troops in Burin village in the southern West Bank, ordered local …

Raul Diego (2020-06-22). Profit Move Underlies Trump Push to Place Foreign Aid Spending Under White House Control. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration is angling to move billions of dollars earmarked for humanitarian aid directly into the State Department, partially bypassing USAID and giving the White House near-total discretionary control over how and to who those funds are allocated around the world.

Thomas Knapp (2020-06-22). No, We're Not All Antifa Now. But We Should Be. counterpunch.org "I've occasionally encountered mass hysteria in other countries," Nicholas Kristof writes at the New York Times. "In rural Indonesia, I once reported on a mob that was beheading people believed to be sorcerers, then carrying their heads on pikes. But I never imagined that the United States could plunge into such delirium." Kristof's writing about

Ali Salam (2020-06-22). Israeli Soldier Found Dead Near Military Base, Investigation Underway. imemc.org An Israeli soldier that went missing on Thursday night, was found dead outside the army base in southern Israel, on Saturday, the Times of Israel reported. The military identified the deceased as Staff Sgt. Adiel Fishler, who was serving in the 460th Armored Brigade at the Shizafon army Base.

Ted Galen Carpenter (2020-06-22). U.S. Leads a Coalition of One Against China. globalresearch.ca American diplomatic and military support for Taiwan has grown dramatically during the Trump years. The administration has taken steps to boost that support, but Congress also has pushed its own initiatives. One key measure was the passage of the Taiwan …

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-22). Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes. unicornriot.ninja Philadelphia, PA — Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they've facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into "vacant, viable" homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). According to those who are helping families move in, a large number of usable residences…

Kevin Reed (2020-06-22). CIA Acknowledges Its Trove of Cyber Warfare Tools Was Exposed by WikiLeaks in 2017. globalresearch.ca A newly-released 2017 internal review of security practices at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confirms that the top secret agency had developed an arsenal of cyber espionage tools and would not have known about the massive "Vault 7" data hack …

J.P. Linstroth (2020-06-22). Why Race is Everything in America. counterpunch.org The issues of 'race' and 'racism' have been with us since the founding of our august republic. Unfortunately, they are perniciously still with us today. They were the reason we fought the Civil War (1861-1865) and have mired our history throughout. There is no period in our history, the history of the United States, when

Laura Flanders (2020-06-22). What Lies Ahead: Tulsa 1921 or Somewhere We Haven't Built Yet? counterpunch.org Every Juneteenth has me thinking about life and the unknown and the experience of those who lived two and a half years enslaved, denied the news that the Civil War was over and the North had won. We don't always know what moment we are living in. Or what lies on the other side of

Sasha Abramsky (2020-06-22). The GOP Back to Business as Usual — Gutting Social Programs. zcomm.org The accelerating efforts to gut the safety net represent an extraordinary effort to martial federal power to corral employees back to work, despite the accelerating pandemic…

_____ (2020-06-22). Lawyers Press Downing Street To Publish Russia Report. truepublica.org.uk By James Ball and Isobel Koshiw: Lawyers acting for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have written to Number 10 urging it to publish a long-overdue report by parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into Russian interference in the UK. The report by the ISC, parliament's watchdog on intelligence matters, had been cleared for release by the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-22). Demonstrators in Tunisia demand freedom for George Abdallah and other revolutionaries in jail. peoplesdispatch.org Abdallah, a prominent Lebanese communist leader, has been languishing in a prison in France for the last 35 years. The demonstrations in Tunisian capital Tunis on Saturday were part of the International Week of Action between June 15-22…

Julia Conley (2020-06-22). Global Experts, Alarmed at Signs US Has 'Given Up' Fight to Stop Covid-19. zcomm.org "The U.S. will endure much higher, persistent negative effects from something that other countries have solved; we'll normalize it and convince ourselves nothing can be done"

Raul Diego (2020-06-22). US Senate Initiates Legislation Which Would Categorize Cuba's Medical Missions as "Human Trafficking Operations" globalresearch.ca In what has already become a parody of a shrinking empire's habit of clutching at the vestiges of its Cold-War era mistakes, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and fellow war-hungry reactionaries in the United States Senate, Rick Scott (R-FL) …

WSWS (2020-06-22). Trump in Tulsa: Fascist ranting and political debacle. wsws.org The BOK Arena was less than half-filled, according to official estimates, a signal of the deepening crisis of the Trump administration and his reelection campaign.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2020-06-22). Compulsory Vaccination That Genetically Alters the Human Body … No Longer a "Human Being"? globalresearch.ca Will the "Gate(s)keepers" of the so-called Corona-pandemic force a vaccination upon us, without which we will not be allowed to return to normality? What is really meant by the "new normality"? | It is these questions that are intensely debated at …

WSWS (2020-06-22). World coronavirus cases rocket past 9 million as pandemic accelerates. wsws.org Public health expert warns that infections will not come in waves, but as "one very, very difficult forest fire of cases."

The Global Research Team (2020-06-22). Global Research Provides Penetrating Analysis of World Events. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Our annual Global Research fundraiser was launched last week. We would like to thank all of you who have contributed so far. We still have a long way to go to reach our target of $20,000 over the …

news.un (2020-06-22). Countries urged to act over potential HIV drug shortages, within next two months. news.un.org Stocks of medication for HIV patients could run out in the next two months, because of higher costs linked to lockdowns and COVID-19 border closures, UNAIDS said on Monday.

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Michigan stagehands to rally June 24 for unemployment extension. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Union stagehands and gig workers are rallying to extend unemployment at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on June 24 at 10 a.m. | "We need unemployment to 'Extend to the end!'" said one of the organizers, Walter Shink, a union stagehand. Shink is worried that there is no end date for the COVID-19 crisis. For stagehands who work at large concert arenas, inside theaters or at corporate shows, there is no return to work. Most events are not set to come back until 2021. | "Workers are the ones who pay into unemployment. That money belongs to us. In this crisis it should be paid out to those w…

_____ (2020-06-22). US blows OECD tax reforms to bits. truepublica.org.uk By Alex Cobham — Tax Justice Network: Boom. The US has blown up 'BEPS 2.0', the OECD's tax reform process with the Financial Times reporting that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has written to four European finance ministers to say that the US was "unable to agree even on an interim basis, changes to global …

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth amid historic upsurge of the Black liberation movement. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Juneteenth or Jubilee Day is celebrated by people all across the country every year on June 19. It is a celebration of the day enslaved peoples in Texas found out they were free on June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This day is celebrated by Black Americans across the United States by gathering, drinking strawberry soda, and eating red velvet cake, red beans and rice, and watermelon. | Watermelons were one of the first fruits grown by newly freed people, who made a living by selling them, and strawberry soda was most likely one of the first drinks enjoyed by newly freed…

Nino Pagliccia (2020-06-22). Canada's UN Security Council Loss Shows Its Foreign Policy Weaknesses and Might Embolden a Reform Movement. counterpunch.org India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Kenya after a second round, won the June 17 elections at the 74th United Nations Assembly for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2021. The biggest loser was Canada in its competition with Ireland and Norway for two seats available.

Steve Horn (2020-06-22). California Governor Hands Out Fracking Permits on Behalf of Big Oil. globalresearch.ca On June 1, in the midst of the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration quietly issued

Ali Salam (2020-06-22). Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem. imemc.org Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da'na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain …

_____ (2020-06-22). Victim of no other crime are expected to surrender their digital lives to such speculation and scrutiny. truepublica.org.uk The scale and depth of the police's mobile phone searches are incomparable with the police's legislative powers to carry out physical searches. It would amount to police searching someone's property and taking copies of all photographs, documents, letters, films, albums, books and files. These would be intrusive searches even for most suspects of crime. But …

Martha Burk (2020-06-22). Child Care in the Time of COVID-19. counterpunch.org Child care in the time of coronavirus is one of the most challenging financial and logistical hurdles facing families. But while it's certainly much more difficult now with many child care facilities closed, it's far from a new problem. Most families — single-parent and two-parent alike — struggled with child care even in normal times,

_____ (2020-06-22). Doctors launch High Court challenge against Government over PPE inquiry. truepublica.org.uk Doctors and campaigners have launched a High Court challenge against the Government over its refusal to hold an urgent public inquiry into PPE shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Doctors Associations reports that scores of frontline healthcare workers have died while battling the Covid-19 crisis, while widespread complaints over PPE shortages for medics have been …

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2020-06-22). June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany Attacks the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear on the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. Furthermore, as a German historian has recently convincingly demonstrated, it …

Renee Parsons (2020-06-22). Colorado Adopts Mandatory Vaccinations for Children. globalresearch.ca Since the arrival of the coronavirus, the use of and familiarity with vaccines has dramatically increased prompting a more aware and questioning public. With little more than a 48 hour public notice, many Coloradans were enjoying a brilliant Sunday afternoon …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-22). Commemorating Juneteenth: The Continuing Unresolved Issues from the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment. globalresearch.ca Author's Note: The following is the text of a speech delivered on June 19, 2010 on the 145th anniversary of Juneteenth. This address is being republished in honor of the 155th commemoration of Juneteenth in light of the resurgence …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-06-22). The Multiple Hands of British Intelligence. "The Real British Empire is A Nasty Beat" globalresearch.ca

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-06-22). The Multiple Hands of British Intelligence. "The Real British Empire is A Nasty Beast" globalresearch.ca

yenisafak (2020-06-22). 'No-swab' saliva test for coronavirus piloted in Britain. yenisafak.com A weekly coronavirus testing regime using a "no-swab" saliva test is being trialled in Southampton, southern England, and could result in a simpler and quicker way to detect outbreaks of the virus, the British government said on Monday."Saliva testing could potentially make it even easier for people to take coronavirus tests at home, without having to use swabs," said Health Secretary Matt Hancock."This trial will also help us learn if routine, at-home testing could pick up cases of the virus earlier."More than 14,000 doctors and health workers, other essential workers and university staff and their households wi…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-22). Secret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard Collaery. dissidentvoice.org There are few more spiteful things in political life than a security establishment attempting to punish a leaker or whistleblower for having exposed an impropriety. Such a tendency has no ideological stripe or colouring: it is common to all political systems. In Australia, it has become clear that secret trials are all the rage. The …

commondreams (2020-06-22). Bermuda-Based Big Oil Corporation's Taxpayer Bailout Exemplifies Trump Administration's Fear Of Transparency. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Claudia Lefko (2020-06-22). Missing: 505 COVID Masks Destined for Baghdad Hospital via UPS. commondreams.org Iraqi medics arrive at the capital Baghdad's suburb of Sadr City on May 21, 2020, to test residents for COVID-19, as part of measures taken by the authorities aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-22). 115+ Groups Urge Biden (and Trump) to Support 'Fair and Just Foreign Policy Regarding Israel and Palestinian Rights'. commondreams.org More than 115 organizations on Monday urged Joe Biden and President Donald Trump to adopt a U.S. policy toward the Israeli government and Palestinian people that is "based on the principles of equality and justice for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-22). House Dems Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Pharma Price-Gouging During Covid-19 Pandemic. commondreams.org On the heels of polling that showed 88% of Americans worry Big Pharma will exploit the ongoing pandemic to hike drug prices, House Democrats on Monday introduced two bipartisan bills to prevent price-gouging for Covid-19 treatments and vaccines and to strengthen oversight of federal spending on coronavirus research and development. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah Anderson (2020-06-22). Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million. commondreams.org The virtual rallies over the weekend organized by the Poor People's Campaign "lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy. Many spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has only deepened existing inequalities." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Emily A. Benfer (2020-06-22). Coronavirus Rent Freezes Are Ending—and A Wave of Evictions Will Sweep America. commondreams.org A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing graffiti asking for rent forgiveness in Los Angeles on May 1, 2020. (Photo: Valerie Macon / AFP via Getty Images file) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-06-22). COVID-19 Medicine Pricing, Transparency Bills Are a Matter of Life and Death. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-22). Calling Pandemic a 'Pivotal Moment' to Make Lasting Changes for Families, Economists Demand $50 Billion In Relief for Child Care Industry. commondreams.org One hundred economists called on federal lawmakers to pass an immediate investment of $50 billion into the U.S. childcare industry, writing that as with many aspects of the economy, the coronavirus pandemic illustrated the precarious nature in which childcare centers operate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-22). Corporate Interests Nervous as Progressive Democrats Surge Ahead of NY and Kentucky Primaries. commondreams.org "They were always going to have more money on their side. But we have the better candidate, with better ideas, and a better campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Linda Reinstein (2020-06-22). Four Years of Failure on Toxic Chemicals. commondreams.org In the past four years, as we've waited for the EPA to use the new power the law granted them, nearly 160,000 people have died from preventable asbestos-related diseases and the United States. (Photo: Carterdayne via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro (2020-06-22). When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team. thenation.com When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team…

Taslima Akhter, The Nation, Magnum Foundation (2020-06-22). Bangladesh's Garment Workers Are Being Treated as Disposable. thenation.com Taslima Akhter, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Bangladesh's Garment Workers Are Being Treated as Disposable…

Jillian Steinhauer (2020-06-22). Go Ahead and Destroy That Racist Statue (and Then the System Too). thenation.com Go Ahead and Destroy That Racist Statue (and Then the System Too)…

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2020-06-22). How to Destroy a National Health Service. thenation.com How to Destroy a National Health Service…

Dave Leshtz (2020-06-22). Do Black Lives Matter in Iowa? thenation.com Do Black Lives Matter in Iowa?

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Turkish security forces nab explosives belonging to PKK. yenisafak.com Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized explosives and ammunition on Monday belonging to the PKK/YPG terror organization.According to the local authorities in Hakkari province, the forces located and launched an operation on a hideout of the terror group. Searching the area, the local gendarmerie forces seized at least five handmade explosives totaling 8.5 kilograms (18 pounds), nine detonators, four rocket launchers, cables and other explosive materials they found buried underground.The explosives were destroyed at the scene.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a te…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Muslim bloc to address situation in Kashmir. yenisafak.com The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) "upon the request of Pakistan" will hold an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers over the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will also participate in the Emergency Meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, where "possible joint actions within the OIC concerning the ongoing problems regarding human rights and freedoms in Kashmir will be discussed," said the statement.Additionally, foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Niger, Pakistan and Saudi Arab…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Military standoffs apart, Chinese investments roar in India. yenisafak.com Amid the clamor to boycott Chinese goods and cut trade ties, in the wake of the killing of its 20 soldiers in a border clash, experts in India have warned that it will inflict more damage to the country itself.Out of $92 billion worth annual trade, Indian exports account for just $18 billion, according to the figures available with India's Commerce Ministry.Videos of Indians breaking and burning functional Chinese appliances, such as television sets, have been doing the rounds in social media. Ramdas Athawale, a government minister, even demanded a ban on restaurants selling Chinese food.But a fact check suggests…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Tourist visits to Turkey drop in January-May period. yenisafak.com By Aysu BicerANKARA (AA) – Turkey received more than 4.2 million foreign visitors during the first five months of this year, according to new data released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry on Monday.Due to the pandemic, the number of foreigners visiting the country plummeted 66.35% in the January-May period on an annual basis, according to the data.Turkey's historic metropolitan city of Istanbul was the top destination for tourists, hosting 54.86% of all visitors — around 2.3 million.This is followed by the northwestern Edirne province with 13.27% or nearly 570,000 foreign visitors in the same period.The Medi…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Libya defends efforts to take Sirte, Jufra from Haftar. yenisafak.com The Libyan Defense Ministry said Monday the return of the central city of Sirte and al-Jufra base to the government's control would serve the best interests of all brotherly and friendly countries."It serves the interests of all brothers and friends to return Sirte and al-Jufra to the control of the state," ministry undersecretary Salah Al-Namroush said in a statement published by the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage."We expect from all brothers and friends to support the legitimate government to achieve stability on the entire Libyan territory," he said.He said reports by experts of the UN Security Counc…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). No second wave of coronavirus: US White House adviser Kudlow. yenisafak.com White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday there is no second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, even though there are some flare-ups in states such as Florida, and it is unlikely there will be widespread shutdowns across the country."There are some hotspots. We're on it," Kudlow said in an interview with CNBC. "We know how to deal with this stuff now. It's come a long way since last winter and there is no second wave coming."

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Libyan government exposes Haftar's financial corruption. yenisafak.com The documents published by the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage showed the illegal seizure of state land and property by the Military Investment Authority, an economic arm of Haftar's militia.They also revealed that the warlord had illegally seized assets of agricultural projects and investment projects in Libya.The government earlier revealed that Haftar's Military Investment Authority had signed an agreement with the Union of Italian Fishing in March 2019 under which Italian fishing boats were allowed to fish in Libya's territorial waters in return for 10.000 euros ($11,100) a month for 5 years.In 2016,…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Turkish training plane crashes, 2 pilots survive. yenisafak.com According to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the Hurkus aircraft crashed during a test flight in Ankara's Beypazari district at around 12.30 p.m. local time (0930GMT).The two military pilots — one active duty, one retired — were taken to the hospital for health checks, said a TAI statement.Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), gendarmerie, and health teams went to the crash scene after learning of the incident.The cause of the crash is unknown and will be investigated, said the statement.Based in Ankara, TAI serves the aerospace and defense industries by manufacturing unmann…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Germany arrests suspected Assad regime torturer. yenisafak.com German police arrested a Syrian former secret service employee on suspicion of crimes against humanity, officials said on Monday. | Alaa M., who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015, was arrested in the central state of Hesse on Friday, the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. | The suspect worked for the military intelligence as a doctor, and he was strongly suspected of torturing inmates in 2011 at an Assad regime prison in the city of Homs. | The prosecutors accused the Assad regime of using brutal force to suppress the political opposition, torturing and murdering many of them in prisons…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Libya's Sarraj meets AFRICOM commander. yenisafak.com A closed meeting began Monday between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the US ambassador in Tripoli Richard Norland, and commander of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Gen. Stephen Townsend, according to local media.The two US officials arrived at Zuwarah Airport, west of Tripoli, Libya Al-Ahrar TV channel reported, citing anonymous sources.Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga and the military commander of the western region, Osama al-Juweili, were present at the meeting.Officials are yet to comment on the reported news.* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). EU raises 'serious concern' over Egypt's Libya remarks. yenisafak.com The EU is concerned about the recent surge in declarations on Libya as they work against the de-escalation of the conflict, the bloc's chief spokesman for the foreign policy said on Monday, commenting on the Egyptian president's threat of military intervention. | "The people of Libya … do not need more escalation, do not need more confrontation. In this light, the recent escalation of declarations, statements, and the interference by outside actors is a source for serious concern," EU spokesman Peter Stano said. | He also reminded international actors involved in the conflict to "work on diffusing the tensions,…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Putin visits huge army church ahead of vote on extending his rule. yenisafak.com President Vladimir Putin visited a huge new Orthodox Christian cathedral dedicated to the military on Monday as Russia prepares to vote on reforms that could let him stay in power until 2036.Putin, 67, addressed hundreds of soldiers to commemorate Russia's remembrance day following a prayer ceremony led by Patriarch Kirill, head of the Orthodox Church, at the Patriot cathedral, which opened earlier this month."We have gathered here outside the walls of the main cathedral of the Russian armed forces to remember the heroes of the past with deep respect," he said.The lavishly decorated cathedral, some 55 km (34 mile…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). No new coronavirus deaths in Netherlands as cases fall. yenisafak.com The Netherlands registered 69 new coronavirus cases on Monday, and no deaths from the disease, the country's health authorities said in their daily update.It was the first 24-hour period with no new deaths registered by the National Institute of Health (RIVM) since March 9.Dutch cases have declined gradually since reaching a peak at the start of April. Lockdown measures have been gradually phased out, though social distancing rules remain in place.

yenisafak (2020-06-22). South Korea battling 2nd wave of coronavirus: Official. yenisafak.com Health authorities in South Korea on Monday urged for an amplified guard against coronavirus, saying that it was battling a "second wave" of the novel infection.The country has seen a rise in new virus cases for some time now. However, the latest number of cases i.e. 17, is the lowest since May 26.It has reported a total of 12,438 cases thus far, including 280 deaths, and 10,881 recoveries after successfully suppressing the first wave, which began this February."We originally predicted that the second wave to emerge in fall or winter," Yonhap News Agency quoted Jeong Eun-kyeong, chief of Korea Centers for Disease…

_____ (2020-06-22). Court Refuses To Block Information On Who Police Targeted In Social Media. popularresistance.org Massachusetts's highest court will not block the disclosure of police reports that could show the Boston police department has targeted Black and Latinx men for surveillance on social media. | Boston attorney Josh Raisler Cohn, who represents a man charged with several gun violations, began seeking the police reports in November 2018 to determine if the police have surreptitiously used the social media service, Snapchat, to target people of color. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins appealed Ullmann's order, but her office's petition was denied. After an unsuccessful appeal to a single justice of the…

_____ (2020-06-22). The Secret Reason Billionaires Love A Pandemic. popularresistance.org Most billionaires don't work harder, don't think harder, and don't know more. They have nothing over your average person except: a) luck b) sometimes inheriting a fortune and c) being more sociopathic. So I guess you could say they're extraordinary on the sociopathy front. They are more willing to crush other humans to get what they want and thereby they are more able to get what they want. Billionaires in the U.S. have seen their fortunes skyrocket, increasing by 12.5 percent since the pandemic began. The Institute for Policy Studies released a study "showing that, in the eight weeks between March 18 and May 14,…

_____ (2020-06-22). Atlanta Jail Task Force Recommends Razing Building, Creating Equity Center. popularresistance.org Nearly a year after its creation, the Atlanta City Jail task force has recommended closing the jail, demolishing the building and replacing it with a Center for Equity that would support Atlantans' needs. | The 26-page report was delivered to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on June 12, giving suggestions on how the city can change the institution and convert it into a space to serve Atlanta residents, particularly those from communities most affected by the criminal justice system. The report described a center "that will advance racial and economic equity, promote restorative justice, and invest in the well-b…

_____ (2020-06-22). Gavin Newsom Hands Out Fracking Permits To Connected Driller. popularresistance.org On June 1, in the midst of the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration quietly issued 12 fracking permits to Aera Energy, a joint venture owned by ExxonMobil and Shell. The fracking permits are the latest example of California's oil industry benefiting from regulatory or deregulatory action during the COVID-19 pandemic and came just months after the Newsom administration said it supported taking actions to "manage the decline of oil production and consumption in the state." Aera, which also received 24 permits from the…

Yuichiro Onishi (2020-06-22). Reworking Afro-Asian Solidarity in the Wake of George Floyd's Killing. zcomm.org The reworking of Afro-Asian solidarity in the service of demilitarization is a politics of our time…

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Herbal Pill to Cure Covid-19 Patients in 5-14 Days, Indian Ayurvedic Firm Claims. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Based in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Patanjali Ayurved is known for promoting the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine in the country and in different parts of the world. The drug has been developed as the country with a population of 1.3 billion people is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Ex-Indian Prime Minister Hits Out at Modi Over 'No Intrusion' in Ladakh Remark Amid China Tensions. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian PM Narendra Modi triggered a wave of discontent with his statement that 'no one intruded into our territory' following the India-China border skirmish on 15 June, when 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The remark rattled several retired army officer who called it disrespectful to the memory of fallen servicemen.

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Spokesperson Refutes Story That Bolton Will Vote For Democrat Biden Over Trump. sputniknews.com The former Trump appointee is set to release a memoir on Tuesday detailing his days as the national security adviser for US President Donald Trump. Excerpts of the book have already sparked a wave of criticism against his former boss.

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Netizens Enraged as Full Page Tennessee Newspaper Ad Declares 'Islam' Will 'Detonate Nuclear Device'. sputniknews.com The published ad was paid for by a religious group referring to itself as "Ministry of Future for America", who defined their mission "to proclaim the final warning message" of the Christian Bible.

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Leader of India's Traders' Body Detained While Attempting to Burn Chinese Goods. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): After an unprecedented border clash between India and China along the Line of Control in Ladakh, there has been growing anti-Chinese sentiment in the country. The traders' body kicked off a boycott campaign against Chinese goods in Delhi on 10 June.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Tehran condemns ratification of anti-Iranian human rights resolution by UNHRC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — The Spokesperson of the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs Abbas Mousavi censured approval of an anti-Iranian human rights resolution in the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Iran to send black box of Ukrainian plane to France: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held phone talk with his Canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne and said that the Islamic Republic will send the black box of the Ukrainian plane to France in the upcoming days.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Israel afraid of probable third Intifada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) —A Zionist newspaper said that the Zionist regime's security circles are extremely worried about the possibility of occurring third Intifada in the aftermath of annexing some parts of the West Bank to the occupied territories.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Iran ready to share anti-corona expertise with Afghanistan: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) —Iran's Treatment Deputy of Health and Medical Education Ministry, Qasem Jan-Babaei said in a meeting with Afghanistan's Deputy of Public Health Ministry that Iran is ready to share some anti-corona successful expertise with Afghanistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). China not to support resolution that escalates tension: spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — In response to IAEA anti-Iranian resolution, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that China does not support a resolution that would increase tensions.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Officials visit Tehran-North highway project. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Road Minister Mohammad Eslami, Head of Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, and Head of Mostazafan Foundation Parviz Fattah visited the section-2 of the Tehran-North highway project on Monday morning. The Tehran-North Freeway project consists of four sections spanning 121 km in total to connect the capital city Tehran to the northern Mazandaran Province.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Iraq launches 3rd phase of "Heroes of Iraq" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) —A spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces announced that the third phase of the "Heroes of Iraq" operation has been launched by the participation of Hashd Alsha'abi forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). NPC plans to diversify butane chain items. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — The first project in the butane chain in Mahshahr will be ready for operation with the aim of commercial production of three important and new items, parallel with planning for realization of the second petrochemical leap in Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Necessary measures to be taken to prevent illegal transit on Iranian-Afghan borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Caretaker of the Afghan Foreign Ministry Mohammad Hanif Atmar in a joint statement on Monday emphasized that necessary and drastic measures will be taken to prevent illegal transit on borders of the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Inauguration ceremony of Rudaki Culture and Art Area in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — The inaugural ceremony of Rudaki Art and Culture Area was held on June 22 in the presence of Mayor of Tehran Pirouz Hanachi and Tehran City Council [TCC] Chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani and a number of artists.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). No foreign provocation can undermine Iran-Afghanistan close relation: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its twitter account on Monday wrote that no ill-intended foreign provocation can undermine Iran-Afghanistan close relation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). IRGC Navy to establish permanent base in Indian Ocean: navy cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that IRGC is looking to establish a permanent base in the Indian Ocean by the end of the current Iranian year.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). UNWTO chief thanks Iran for adopting measures against COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization thanked the Iranian government for adopting necessary measures regarding the pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). IAEA's anti-Iran resolution, final nail in the coffin of Iran's relations with West. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — The IAEA Board of Governors' recent resolution, while having been the final nail in the coffin of Iran's relations with the West, could serve as an opportunity if the government plays its cards right.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Impressive Zomorrod waterfall in N Iran. en.mehrnews.com HAVIQ, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Located some 9km south of Haviq city in Gilan province, Zomorrod Waterfall bestows tranquility to tourists. There are two waterfalls in the area with the larger one having a 15m height and a smaller one having a 12m height with stair-like appearance. These are also being referred to as 'Twin Waterfall'.

Swing Left San Francisco (2020-06-22). Thursday 6/25: Swing Left SF Central Valley Update. indybay.org Videoconference…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-22). 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.

Health Care Voter (2020-06-22). Thursday 6/25: Our Lives on the Line: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Under Attack. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-22). 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.

Pajaro Valley Pride (2020-06-22). Sunday 6/28: Rise Up! Act in Solidarity 4 Black Trans Lives. indybay.org Watsonville Plaza | 350 Main St, Watsonville…

John Malkin (2020-06-22). The End of Policing – Interview with Alex Vitale. indybay.org Interview with author Alex Vitale about his book "The End of Policing" (2017-Verso)…

KQED (2020-06-22). Tuesday 6/30: UNLADYLIKE2020 California Women & the Fight to Vote. indybay.org Online…