2020-06-23: Social Media Postees

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Supreme Court DACA Decision
Nick Licata | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Was it more concerned about humanity or legality?>…
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Supreme Court DACA Decision: Was It More Concerned About Humanity or Legality?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-23
On June 17, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the 700,000 immigrants, who were minors when they were brought into the US without immigration papers, would continue to be protected from being deported. The media largely focused on the humane impact the decision would have on the many lives whose future depended on it. But…
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Bolsonaro Fraudulently Circumvented Trump's COVID-19 Immigration Ban
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Smuggled His Scandal-Plagued Ex-Education Minister Into the U.S.
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The Global Reset: Unplugged
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-23
Imagine, you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy — and you may even believe it — but, in fact, your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, Illuminati, or simply the Beast, or anything else …
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Let's Make Sure We Get the Green New Deal Right
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-23
Advocates of the Green New Deal (GND) are looking to change the way we handle a range of problems facing society, especially in the wake of environmental challenges occasioned by climate change. In response, policymakers have suggested a variety of programs designed to deal with these challenges. Should any of these be reconsidered in the…
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How We Sold the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia for Plastic Shopping Bags
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
For months, this has been a story that I have wanted to share with young readers in Hong Kong. Now it seems to be the really appropriate time, when the ideological battle between some West superpowers and China is raging, …
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Russia Can't Broker China-India Peace: The Best It Can Do Is Balance Its Response to this Crisis
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Nobody should have the false expectation that the virtual Foreign Minister's meeting between the Russian, Chinese, and Indian dignitaries, nor the presence of the latter two's Defense Ministers in Moscow this week to attend the delayed Victory Day celebration there, …
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Victoria Nuland Alert. Her Ambition is Confront Russia to Deter Putin
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
It is difficult to find anything good to say about Donald Trump, but the reality is that he has not started any new wars, though he has come dangerously close in the cases of Venezuela and Iran and there …
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These 3 Studies Can Prove To Anyone That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-23
Racism is like sewage. Whether we're currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it's still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. Rarely is racism truly visible to the naked eye. More often, it trickles along beneath our collective consciousness, quietly infecting everything. A…
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The Federal Reserve Is Getting Desperate to Jump Start the Economy
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
In a sign that the Federal Reserve is growing increasingly desperate to jump-start the economy, the Fed's Secondary Market Credit Facility has begun purchasing individual corporate bonds. The Secondary Market Credit Facility was created by Congress as part of a …
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Israel Leverages Dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to Re-enlist IAEA in Campaign Against Iran
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel, provoking a needless conflict with Iran | *** | The approval by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of a June …
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'An Extraordinary Moment': Angela Davis says protests recognize long overdue anti-racist work
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-23
As politicians and activists across the country try to reenvision law enforcement, Black revolutionary Angela Davis says reform can only go so far in addressing the inherent racism in policing.
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Israeli Soldiers Injure a Palestinian, Cause Others to Suffocate by Tear Gas
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-23
In the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian youth late on Monday night and caused many others to suffocate by tear gas canisters, they fired on protesters near the Jousef Tombstone. Witnesses told media outlets that the soldiers clashed with tens of Palestinian …
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Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley Protest
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-23
Israeli military forces shot and injured 8 Palestinian civilians, Monday evening, in Jericho in the occupied Jordan Valley, Palestinian Information Center reported. Thousands of Palestinians turned out to the protest against the impending annexation of much of the Jordan Valley, however, Israeli forces closed entrances to Jericho city, leading to …
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Protest, Riot, Loot, and Burn for Black Freedom in America?
Anthony Hall | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
In Russia Today, Helen Buyniski reflects on corporate responses to the depiction of Black people in brand labeling. Buyniski highlights the comments of B and G Foods as it jumped onto the bandwagon of corporate virtue signaling. The company …
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Trump Attacks Anti-Fascists But Is Silent on Boogaloo & Far-Right Groups Engaged in Deadly Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-23
President Trump claims without evidence that anti-fascists are inciting riots at protests against police brutality, but has downplayed groups like the "boogaloo" movement, which are using the protests as cover to carry out violence, even murder. "We know that in this country the far right holds a monopoly on political violence and that since September 11th, far-right extremists have killed far more people than members of any other ideology," says Cassie Miller, senior research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center. We also speak with journalist Ali Winston about a new BBC investigation into how the neo-Nazi…
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Meet Brandon Saenz: Dallas Protester Who Lost Eye After Police Shot Him with "Less Lethal" Projectile
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-23
As a new Amnesty International report documents at least 125 instances of police violence against Black Lives Matters protesters in 40 states from May 26 to June 5, we speak with Brandon Saenz, a 26-year-old Black man shot in the face by Dallas police with so-called less-lethal ammunition that shattered his left eye and fractured his face. We also speak with his lawyer, Daryl Washington, about how he has since helped to win a 90-day preliminary injunction against the police use of chemical agents and rubber bullets in Dallas.
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A New Voting Crisis: Kentucky Closes 95% of Polling Places, Leaving Louisville with Just One
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-23
As primary voters head to the polls in New York, Kentucky and Virginia, they face long lines, even as President Trump continues to attack mail-in voting, falsely claiming it leads to fraud. Kentucky has reduced the number of polling places from 3,700 to just 170 — a 95% reduction. "There's the potential for record turnout," notes Cliff Albright, co-founder and executive director of Black Voters Matter, despite such suppression tactics.
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Ethiopia's Disinterest in Dam Negotiations Can Ignite War with Egypt
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Another attempt to resolve the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over a large Chinese-funded hydroelectric dam built on the Nile River has failed. This has increased tensions over control of the most important water source in the region, especially for …
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Officer, Why the Riot Gear?
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
Officer, Why the Riot Gear?
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Floyd protests bring down symbols of West's brutal past
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Amid continued protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody, historical monuments in both the US and Europe are being targeted due to their links to the West's history of slavery and colonialism.Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man, died after being pinned down on May 25 by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota after reportedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill.His last words, "I can't breathe," became a slogan for worldwide protests.His death has prompted weeks of mass protests across both the US and Europe, and spurred calls for works honoring racist figures to be removed.- USSculptu…
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Black Activists Expose The FBI Targeting Their Movements
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-23
In 2017, a leak from the FBI revealed they were targeting black activists organizing to end racist policies and practices calling them "Black Identity Extremists." This is consistent with the FBI's long history of investigating and harassing black and brown activists. Organizations like Media Justice and the ACLU have been working to get information from the FBI about what they are doing and who they are targeting but the FBI has been putting barriers in their way. We speak with Myaisha Hayes of Media Justice about what they have learned so far and its impact on activists. Hayes also discusses their efforts to ur…
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Videos: US Police Pepper Spray Protesters by White House Trying to Pull Down Andrew Jackson Statue
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-23
US protesters outside Washington DC's Lafayette Square Park were pepper-sprayed by police on Monday after attempting to pull down an Andrew Jackson statue.
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Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Protesters in San Francisco recently knocked over a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union to victory in the Civil War and suppressed the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction. | In this perspective from the World Socialist Web Site, Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth explain why this and similar actions around the country only help the ruling class's objective of pitting members of the working class against each other.
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Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Response at Protests
San José Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Zoom online meeting | Register in advance for this meeting: bit.ly/ComMtg0623 (or us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-y…) | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.
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WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3)
FRHKS | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
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.
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Sunday 6/21: Virtual Protest: Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington 2020 (3pm)
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Online via livestream (replay)…
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Wednesday 6/24: Uber Drivers to Protest Outside Uber CEO's Mansion in Pac Heights
Gig Workers Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
3090 Dara Khosrowshahi House, the UBER CEO | FM Transmitter Details: Radio Station – 88.3 FM…
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Tuesday 6/23: Historical Intersection of Race, Protest, and Politics Webinar
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Online via zoom…
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BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
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.
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Protesters Rally, March to Redwood City Jail to Tell Prisoners "We Are Here for You"
Defund the Police State | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
On June 21, San Mateo County residents cried out in support of diverting funds from police back to the community.
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Whistleblowing, the Pandemic and a 'Law and Order' System of Injustice
Z3K3 | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
America, my country deemed an African American fighting for his civil rights as a threat to national security…
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Dominant Global Viral Strain Found in Beijing Cases
Leng Shumei | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
The coronavirus mutation discovered to be currently dominating the world has been pinpointed as the cause of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing, which experts say indicates that the virus was imported from outside China. | The Chinese Center for Disease …
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Nestlé may sell its bottled water brands in the US and Canada — what is behind this maneuver?
Franklin Frederick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-23
Franklin Frederick inspects the motives behind Nestlés move to sell bottled water brands in North America and the company's track record of environmental violations…
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When workers got sick, we organized our warehouse and won
Elsa Rodriguez Flores | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
By winning basic protections against COVID-19 at our Barnes & Noble warehouse, we showed the tremendous power immigrant workers have when they organize…
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Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, Including a Woman in East Jerusalem
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-23
Israeli troops abducted early on Tuesday several Palestinian residents, including a woman, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Wadi Alhelwa Information Center in the Selwan neighborhood in the occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli intelligence service, backed by Israeli troops, broke into the Wadi Elhelwa neighborhood, stormed and vandalized a …
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Mexican Government Punishes Companies and Citizens that Supplied Food to Venezuela
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Mexico and US are two countries that have a curious political history, alternating in long periods of rivalry and Mexican subordination. In fact, Mexico was the first country to suffer the consequences of American expansionist ideology, both for its policy …
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Let Legislative Juries Decide Laws
Simon Threlkeld | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-23
It would be far better and far more democratic if laws are decided by legislative juries rather than by elected politicians. By a legislative jury, which can also be called a legislative minipublic, I mean a representative random sample of the public that meets to make an informed decision about a proposed law. Such randomly …
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Philly Sanitation Workers Rally
Paul Prescod | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Join Demand for PPE, Right to Refuse Dangerous Work…
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Ministers in Westminster bubble believe voters trust them
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-23
By Josiah Mortimer: Speaking in the House of Lords on last week, Green peer Baroness Natalie Bennett raised the idea that countries with more cooperative, democratic political systems have higher levels of public trust in politics — and in their governments' handling of the current pandemic. Cabinet Office minister Lord True replied: "I strongly disagree …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/ministers-in-westminster-bubble-believe-voters-trust-them/

"Beyond the Pandemic, Geopolitics as Usual". A Permanent Brainwash
Michel Raimbaud | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Whatever can be said, we have been about three or four billion people locked down on the five continents, forced to experience a kind of "house-arrest". Unexpectedly, in a few weeks, this "exception" has become the standard status for crowds …
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Tory MP: Student nurses 'not deemed to be providing a service'
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-23
TruePublica Editor: This government is a constant source of amazement nowadays. They are now being sued by doctors for not providing PPE, families for the deaths of elderly parents, sons and daughters who have seen front line key workers in mortuaries and for handing out multiple £muti-million contracts to dodgy outfits who have failed to …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/tory-mp-student-nurses-not-deemed-to-be-providing-a-service/

To Make Crime, Create Laws
Kathleen Wallace | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Research indicates that 70% of US adults have committed a crime that could lead to their imprisonment. In reality, there's a law on the books that could put you away if needed…
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Savagery in the Great Basin
Katie Fite | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-23
The Bureau of Land Management has spent the pandemic churning out rapacious public land projects at breakneck speed. This includes egregious grazing decisions drastically increasing livestock numbers for powerful ranchers. After complaints, Idaho BLM Director John Ruhs responded that ranching was an essential service. At the same time, an avalanche of BLM deforestation projects hit.
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COVID-19 upends 'entire generation' of 600 million South Asian children
news.un.org | 2020-06-23
Without urgent action, COVID-19 will continue to unravel decades of progress across South Asia, destroying the "hopes and futures of an entire generation", warns a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.
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Bolivia's de-facto president enacts law to hold general elections on September 6
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-23
The decision was celebrated by diverse sectors in Bolivia that have been mobilizing against de-facto government's handling of the health and economic emergencies intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Podur's "The Path of the Unarmed"
Dave Markland | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Frequent Z writer Justin Podur is in the midst of writing what appears to be a young adult-aimed book of fiction (sci-fi perhaps) that seeks to relate what a "leftist," revolutionary point of view is. Entitled "The Path of the Unarmed," the story describes the political education of a youth named Unarmed Warrior who receives Read…
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Watch Angela Davis and Boots Riley speak at Oakland's Juneteenth rally
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-23
"Our power comes from the fact that we create the wealth. Wealth is power. We have the ability to withhold that power."
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Trump's Advisor Peter Navarro's Dangerous Agenda. Preventing "Made in China" from Entering the US Market?
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration has made numerous reckless decisions to combat the virus, demonstrating a deadly incompetence. Indeed, with even minimal intelligent preparedness in the richest country on the planet, up to eighty percent of the …
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Evanston's Road to Reparations
Bryan Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Compensating African Americans for the wrongs of history has been a political nonstarter for decades. Then, last November, one Chicago suburb made it a reality…
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Juneteenth 2020 marked as day of struggle for Black liberation
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-23
Juneteenth is a holiday that marks the final end of chattel slavery in the United States, the announcement by Union army general Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that all slaves in Texas were free–some two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This year, the holiday was celebrated in towns big and small …
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Palestinian Baby Dies After Israel Denies Permit for Medical Treatment
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2020-06-23
The Israeli Annexation Plan, announced last month by Israeli authorities, and put into practice this month, has apparently claimed its first victim, as a Palestinian baby scheduled for a lifesaving operation in Israel was denied a permit by Israeli authorities who run the West Bank and Gaza under martial law. …
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Dangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear Industry
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary. Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handouts to remain competitive; ostensibly keeping a hand in the energy sector despite a sketchy record, …
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Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo: Loathsome Peas in a Pod
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-23
For nearly a year and a half, from April 2018 to September 2019, the Trump administration was in the hands of a "war cabinet." With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, and John Bolton as National Security Adviser, Donald Trump created one of the most aggressive foreign policy teams in the history of the presidency. Bolton and Pompeo were fixated on going to war against Iran; were contemptuous toward our European allies and the entire European Community; and were opponents of arms control and disarmament.
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Covid — Government being sued yet again, this time over the awarding of a PPE contract
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-23
Non-profit organisation the Good Law Project is suing the UK government for awarding PestFix a £108 million contract to supply it with personal protective equipment (PPE) at the height of the coronavirus outbreak. PestFix was the only bidder competing for the contract in early April, according to the Good Law Project, which issued proceedings for …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/covid-government-being-sued-yet-again-this-time-over-the-awarding-of-a-ppe-contract/

Israeli Bulldozers Continue to Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem and Occupied West Bank
Ahmed Al-Burai | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
According to a local information centre, in the past decade alone, Israel has demolished 200 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem leaving 440 Palestinians homeless. In the cruellest and most vicious way, the occupation forces obliged the owners of these …
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UK quarantine policy will be led by public health, says PM Johnson
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that any changes to the country's quarantine policy would be based on public health guidance and not a desire to open up the economy."We will have a policy on air bridges that is based on public health," he told lawmakers in parliament as he announced an easing of some lockdown measures in England on Tuesday.Britain has a 14-day quarantine policy in place for arrivals into the country from abroad, but the government has said it is looking at "air bridges" which would allow restriction-free travel between countries with low infection rates.
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US Homeland Security to Probe Nigel Farage Dodging COVID-19 Travel Ban to Attend Donald Trump Rally
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-23
British politician and leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage put in an appearance at Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on 20 June, sparking speculations as to how he was able to dodge a US ban on individuals travelling from the UK under the presidential proclamation to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Morrison forced to apologise for robodebt, forges ahead with mutual obligation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-23
Workers & unions Pip HinmanIssue 1270 Australia Robodebt mutual obligationJune 23, 2020Penalising welfare recipients is standard operating procedure for the federal government. Despite the "robodebt" sc…
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Eton headmaster apologises to former pupil for racism
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-23
The headmaster of Eton College has reportedly apologised to a black former pupil for the racism he was subjected to during his studies in the 1960s.Writer Dillibe Onyeama told the BBC he was bullied daily during his four years at the elite fee-paying school.Fellow students used slurs and asked if he had maggots in his hair, and Onyeama was accused of cheating when he performed well while having any poor performance attributed to his race.Onyeama, who is Nigerian, detailed his experiences in a book when he finished school in 1969.Three years later, he…
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Farage investigated by US Homeland Security over trip to attend Trump Tulsa rally
rt.com | 2020-06-23
A US congressman who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security has launched an investigation into Nigel Farage after the Brexit Party leader apparently flew to America to attend a Donald Trump rally during the Covid-19 pandemic. | US Democrat representative Bennie G Thompson sent a letter to Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, on Monday, requesting "all relevant documents" on the decision to "waive the travel ban for Mr Farage," saying it raised "troublin…
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Report: Economic implications of Covid-19 and Brexit 2021
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-23
By TruePublica Editor: Best for Britain is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to keep campaigning for the closest possible future relationship with Europe. They commissioned a report, which was put together by the Social Market Foundation to analyse the double whammy effect of the pandemic and Brexit (both with and without a deal) on …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/report-economic-implications-of-covid-19-and-brexit-2021/

Chokehold on Diplomat Exposes Israel's Special Type of Apartheid
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
An Israeli diplomat filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, who knelt on his neck for five minutes as he cried out: "I can't breathe." | There are …
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Why the Assault on a Diplomat in Israel should Come as No Surprise
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-23
An Israeli diplomat filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, who knelt on his neck for five minutes as he cried out: "I can't breathe." There are obvious echoes of the treatment of George Floyd, an African-American killed by police in Minneapolis …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/why-the-assau…

Pornography, Queerness, and Cults: The World of Dodie Bellamy
Claire Mullen | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
Pornography, Queerness, and Cults: The World of Dodie Bellamy…
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Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million
Sarah Anderson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
The virtual rally 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…
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UK citizens' climate assembly backs green pandemic recovery and lifestyle shift
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-23
The UK's first national citizens' assembly on climate breakdown has backed changes to the economy and lifestyles that will drive down emissions in the wake of coronavirus.A report shows "striking" agreement within the citizens' assembly that steps taken by the government to help the economy recover should also cut greenhouse gases and that green changes to lifestyles should be encouraged.Climate Assembly UK was commissioned by six parliamentary select committees and asked to examine how the country meets its legal target to cut greenhouse gases to zero overall by mid-century.More than 100 people, who are represen…
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Virus numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-23
The number of global coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has continued to surge in many large countries which have been lifting lockdowns, including the US, even as new infections stabilise or drop in parts of western Europe.In the UK, Department of Health figures for 22 June recorded 958 new cases and 15 deaths over the previous day. The government is looking to reopen cinemas and museums and health secretary Matt Hancock has described the virus as being "in retreat".India has been recording about 15,000 n…
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We Need Police Out of Our Schools–Now
Jesse Hagopian | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
We Need Police Out of Our Schools–Now…
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Bolton Tells All Too Late
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
Behind the scenes. After the fact.
thenation.com/article/politics/alt-rally…

The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem
Andrea Mazzarino | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem…
thenation.com/article/society/black-live…

The Arena Was Half Empty. Trump Was Still Full of It
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-06-23
The Arena Was Half Empty. Trump Was Still Full of It.
thenation.com/article/politics/trump-tul…

Trials with Oxford COVID-19 vaccine start in Brazil
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Trials will count on 2,000 health workers volunteers in Sao Paulo and 1,000 people in Rio de Janeiro.Brazil's health regulator Anvisa approved human clinical trials for this potential vaccine, developed by Oxford and supported by AstraZeneca Plc, earlier in June. Brazil, where the disease is still rife, is the first country outside the United Kingdom to start testing the Oxford vaccine.Researchers expect to launch the vaccine by year-end.
yenisafak.com/en/life/trials-with-oxford…

Spain pushes clean energy decree to speed renewable rollout
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Spain's cabinet approved on Tuesday a decree aimed at smoothing the rollout of renewable energy generation, with measures to combat speculation in the market, cut red tape and overhaul an outdated auction system to reassure investors and lower prices.Spain wants to make use of rich natural resources including prodigious sunlight both to reduce pollution and create jobs, in response to the devastation the coronavirus has wrought on an economy that relies heavily on tourism and cars.It follows plans being developed by the European Union (EU) to use low-carbon investments to battle the downturn. Spain is working on…
yenisafak.com/en/world/spain-pushes-clea…

'France's hypocritical, ill-conceived strategy jeopardizing Libya's political stability'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Recently, France, an ally of warlord Haftar, accused [1] Turkey of thwarting cease-fire efforts by breaking a UN arms embargo.Until December last year, Haftar maintained a military edge over the legitimate government of Libya thanks to significant support from a number of countries, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russia and France. Turkey signed a military pact with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in November 2019, and since then it has provided significant military support, first and foremost armed drones and air defense systems, which have shifted the balance on the ground i…
yenisafak.com/en/news/frances-hypocritic…

Italian cities see bicycle boom after COVID-19 lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Italy has seen a surge in bicycle sales since the government ended its coronavirus lockdown as people steer clear of public transport and respond to government incentives to help the environment.Some 540,000 bikes have been sold nationwide since shops across the country reopened in early May, according to sector lobby Ancma, a 60% increase in the first month compared to the same period in 2019.To keep people off metros and buses and avoid road congestion, the government has offered to contribute up to 500 euros ($562.70) for city-dwellers who buy traditional or "pedal-assisted" electrical bicycles.The subsidy, wh…
yenisafak.com/en/world/italian-cities-se…

Turkish students commemorate anniversary of Korean war
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Yunus Emre Institute in Seoul has prepared a memorial video with Turkish students living in South Korea on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.In a written statement, the Yunus Emre Institute said the video also included Sude Kaya Surenoglu, the granddaughter of Korean War veteran Rafet Surenoglu and currently a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.Speaking in Korean, Turkish students in the video said: "Today is the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, which displayed South Korea's struggle to become a strong democratic country. As Turkey, exactly 70 years ago from today, we proudly…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-students-…

'Kashmir militants bent on stopping demographic change'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Militancy in Indian-administered Kashmir remains the same, by and large, but countering India's demographic plans appears to be its primary focus now, experts say. On Aug. 5, 2019, Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped two pieces of legislation that guaranteed Kashmir an autonomous political status besides barring people outside Jammu and Kashmir from buying land or applying for government jobs in the disputed region.Recently, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, New Delhi introduced domicile laws that made an unspecified number of its citizens eligible for jobs and residency in Jammu and…
yenisafak.com/en/news/kashmir-militants-…

French StopCovid app led to 1.8 million activations as of June 22
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
France's state-supported "StopCovid" contact-tracing app has been downloaded by 1.9 million people, roughly 2% of the population, leading to 1.8 million activations as of June 22, digital affairs minister Cedric O said on Tuesday.The "StopCovid" smartphone app, which was launched on June 2, warns users if they have come into contact with anyone infected with the coronavirus to help to contain the epidemic as France emerges from lockdown.
yenisafak.com/en/technology/french-stopc…

Indonesian Muslim scholars worried by Europe Islamophobia
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-23
Indonesian Muslim intellectuals have voiced their concerns following a recent report on mounting Islamophobia in western countries.A report published Sunday by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a think tank based int eh Turkish capital Ankara, outlined the discrimination and xenophobia that many Muslims face in European countries. The European Islamophobia Report 2019 recounted many Islamophobic developments that occurred last year in both Europe and across the world."The elections to the European parliament and to several national parliaments saw a further rise in popularity of…
yenisafak.com/en/news/indonesian-muslim-…

Tuesday 6/23: Save Our Postal Service
Save the Post Office | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
United States Postal Service | 850 Front Street, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883446…

Public services workers demand greater investment amid pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-23
On Public Service Day, workers around the world are demanding greater investments and the rolling back of neoliberal policies. These policies have undervalued the essential services provided by those employed in this sector…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/23/public-se…

Two Militants, One Soldier Killed in Intensified Anti-Militancy Operations in Kashmir
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-23
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security forces have stepped up operations to eliminate militants from Kashmir since the region was stripped of its special status in August 2019. According to security forces, they have shot and killed about 35 militants in June alone in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in South Kashmir.
sputniknews.com/india/202006231079694078…

Norway's Oldest Party Favours Joining EU
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-23
Despite having twice opted out of the European Community and the European Union following referendums in 1972 and 1994, Norway is seeing a shift in both public opinion and party politics toward Brussels.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200623107969413…

Saudi Arabia bans international pilgrims for this year's hajj
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-23
TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia made the decision to restrict this year's hajj, or pilgrimage to the sacred Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina, for pilgrims arriving from abroad due to coronavirus-related epidemiological precautions, Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160103/Saudi-Arabia…

First volunteer receives Imperial COVID-19 vaccine
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-23
The first healthy volunteer has now received a candidate coronavirus vaccine developed by Imperial researchers.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198533/first-volunteer-receives-imperial-covid-19-vaccine

Meet Imperial's new artist in residence
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-23
Poet and performer Dan Simpson will collaborate with Imperial researchers to create engaging pieces of word-based art inspired by their work.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198555/meet-imperials-artist-residence

Solving problems and changing lives: Imperial celebrates women in engineering
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-23
Imperial celebrates International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) by asking our women engineers and students what engineering means to them.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198556/solving-problems-changing-lives-imperial-celebrates

It's Trump vs. Bolton, and I'm Rooting for a Meteor
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-06-23
Source: Truthout Trump and Bolton Photo by Gints Ivuskans/Shutterstock.com I thought it was over in September 2019, when Donald Trump and his third national security adviser, the execrable John Bolton, got into a "You're Fired/I Quit!" fight on the front page of all the papers. "Maybe he's really gone now," I thought wistfully of Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/its-trump-vs-bolto…

Disease, Power and Capitalism
Stefan Bollinger | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Have you tried DeepL.com, academia.edu, grin.com or grammarly.com? Send me your comments and/or discoveries – as we await the reopening of the libraries and the Biden landslide! Will the great comedian Stephan Colbert be the dark horse candidate at the last moment? Marc…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883446…

Juneteenth in Santa Cruz
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Community members in Santa Cruz commemorated Juneteenth this year with a large march from Louden Nelson Center to Santa Cruz City Hall, where speakers were heard.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/21/1883440…

Wednesday 6/24: NAACP Town Hall: A Legal Perspective on Disparities & Systemic Racism in America (online)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
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Tuesday 6/23: Rally: Save the US Postal Service!
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
870 College Ave | Palo Alto, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883448…

The End of Policing – Interview with Alex Vitale
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Interview with author Alex Vitale about his book "The End of Policing" (2017-Verso)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/20/1883439…

Tuesday 6/30: UNLADYLIKE2020 California Women & the Fight to Vote
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/21/1883440…

Santa Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Mission Santa Cruz was spray painted for a second time this month during a march organized on June 21 in support of defunding the Santa Cruz Police Department. The phrase "Maldita Cruz," which roughly translates to "cursed cross" or "damned cross," was spray painted on the replica mission, and an American flag was burned on the mission's historical landmark plaque, with the phrase "decolonize everything" spray painted over it. The word "genocide" was spray painted on the back of the historic marker. Individuals participating in the march also removed the fencing that was installed by the City of Santa Cruz to pre…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883444…

Thursday 6/25: Our Lives on the Line: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Under Attack
Health Care Voter | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/21/1883440…

Sunday 6/28: People's March – Unite to Fight
Juanita More! & Alex U. Inn | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
1800 Polk Street at Washington, San Francisco, CA 94109…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883446…

Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco
Defund the Police State | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883448…

Juneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020
atonomo | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883447…

Sins of "The Father" Torn Down, A New Way Forward At Hand
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
Be ye not afraid, "the nakedness and drunkenness of our fathers" can no longer be tolerated as a bastardized translation of a moral compass of divinity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/21/1883440…

Trading One Uniform for Another: Can Police Be "De-Militarized" When So Many Cops Are Military Veterans?
Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/22/trading-one-…

Trump Slams Guaidó While Expressing Openness in Speaking with Maduro
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-slams-guaido-exp…

Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-22
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,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/22/us_public…

Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-22
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 swing set in 2014. "They deserve a full investigation," Olive says of the recent hangings,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/22/us_public…

Police Violence and Racism Have Always Been Tools of Capitalism
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/police-violence-racism…

Police Violence and Racism Have Always Been Tools of Capitalism
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/police-violen…

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

Trump's Reelection Playbook: Racist Tropes & Downplaying COVID Pandemic by Slowing Down Testing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-22
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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/22/trump_tul…

Protesters in Compton demand justice for Andres Guardado, 18-year-old Latino man fatally shot by deputies
Nouran Salahieh | ktla.com | 2020-06-22
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 …
ktla.com/news/local-news/protesters-dema…

Nationwide protests against police violence continue as LA County sheriffs kill two more
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
Thousands marched to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office Sunday demanding justice for slain 18-year-old Andres Guardado…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/lapd…

Rubio, Cruz bill would deem Cuba's medical missions "human trafficking operation"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-22
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.
mronline.org/2020/06/22/rubio-cruz-bill-…

A Ridiculous Debate on Sexual Orientation, But a Welcome Ruling
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/22/a-ridiculous…

DACA stays, fight for legalization for all!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-22
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/22/daca-sta…

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

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

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

Economic Terrorism: U.S. "Caesar" Act Tries to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about "regime change" in Damascus. Having failed in that effort, they have tried to strangle Syria economically. The goal has always been the same: to …
globalresearch.ca/economic-terrorism-u-s…

'Assad must go' no more, says US envoy for Syria. Except US policy is still regime change by another name
rt.com | 2020-06-22
While special envoy James Jeffrey says the US no longer demands regime change in Syria, only "change of behavior," his explanation shows this distinction is without a difference and no November election results will change it. | "We're not demanding total victory, we're not saying that Assad has to go," Jeffrey said on Monday, during a live event hosted by the Middle East Institute and moderated by MEI director Charles Lister. | Instead, he explained, the goal of the Caesar Syria Civil…
rt.com/news/492629-usa-sanctions-syria-j…

Trump walks back Maduro olive branch after Biden challenges his commitment to Venezuelan regime change
rt.com | 2020-06-22
US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed support for his administration's regime change policy in Venezuela, reversing course on negotiation after Democratic rival Joe Biden attacked his "admiration" for "dictator" Nicolas Maduro. | Trump would "only meet with Maduro to discuss one thing: a peaceful exit from power!" the president tweeted on Monday, walking back comments he made in an Axios interview, where he hinted he would "maybe think about" meeting with the Venezuelan leader. | "Unlike the radical left, I will ALWAYS stand against socialism and with the people of Venezuela," Trump added, proclaiming his o…
rt.com/news/492626-trump-biden-maduro-re…

Details of China's National Security Law Released
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/china-national-securit…

Don't forget that Human Rights Watch, not only OAS Chief Luis Almagro, helped a US-backed military coup in Bolivia
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-06-22
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 Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/dont-forget-that-human-…

If You Want Joe Biden to Govern More Like FDR Than Jamie Dimon, Vote for Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in New York and Kentucky
Alan Minsky | commondreams.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-22
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.
therealnews.com/stories/netanyahu-corrup…

Biden Bashes Trump's Willingness to Meet with Venezuela's Maduro
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-22
The White House insisted that Trump "has not lost confidence" in opposition leader Guaido.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14915

Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to re-enlist IAEA in campaign against Iran
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-22
The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/22/israel-nuclea…

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

Trump Cold On Guaidó
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-22
In an Oval Office interview with Axios on Friday, President Trump suggested he's had second thoughts about his decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate leader of Venezuela and said he is open to meeting with dictator Nicolás Maduro. | Driving the news: Asked whether he would meet with Maduro, Trump said, "I would maybe think about that. … Maduro would like to meet. And I'm never opposed to meetings — you know, rarely opposed to meetings. | "I always say, you lose very little with meetings. But at this moment, I've turned them down." | The big picture: Trump also indicated he doesn't have much c…
popularresistance.org/trump-cold-on-guai…

Biden And His Ventriloquists Keep Out-Hawking Trump
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-22
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | In response to Trump suggesting an openness to scaling back his administration's murderous Venezuela policy and meeting with President Nicolás Maduro, whoever runs Biden's Twitter account for him seized upon the moment to assert that the former vice president will be doing no such thing if elected commander-in-chief. | "Trump talks…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/22/bi…

US Air Force Dispatches Surveillance Planes to Island Off Venezuela's Coast
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-22
The US Air Force has dispatched two surveillance aircraft to a base just off the Venezuelan coast for what it calls "counter-narcotics operations." The move comes as Washington looks to enhance its "maximum pressure" against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
sputniknews.com/latam/202006221079692415…

Hundreds of thousands join the New Poor People's Campaign virtual March
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/hundreds-of-tho…

Hundreds of thousands join the New Poor People's Campaign virtual March
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-22
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 June 20-21. The point …
peoplesworld.org/article/hundreds-of-tho…

Message to My Young Readers in Hong Kong
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/message-to-my…

How to Defeat Trump Without Campaigning for Biden
David Duhalde | zcomm.org | 2020-06-22
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-to-defeat-trum…

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on global protests against police murders
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
Wije Dias, General Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka, delivered the main speech at an online meeting on the global protests against the police killings and moves towards autocratic methods of rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/wijw…

"Robert E. Lee Was a Brutal Slave Master": Activist's Call to Rename Louisiana School Goes Viral
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-22
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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/22/gary_cham…

Trump Fires Top U.S. Prosecutor as William Barr Moves to Expand "Imperial Presidency"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-22
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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/22/william_b…

US Economic Embargo‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã on Syria Is 'Crime Against Humanity'
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-economic-embargo%e2…

Prime Minister Modi Can't Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/modi-cant-put-genie-in…

US Media Propaganda Claiming that Putin Supported "Left-Wing Terrorists"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
globalresearch.ca/politico-spreading-pro…

Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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, called "a modern-day lynching in broad …
globalresearch.ca/massive-uprisings-conf…

NYPD Cop Caught Choking Man On Camera Has Long History of Attacking Black People
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-22
Afanador has a long history of violence and brutality towards those he is charged with protecting and serving, especially to African-Americans. | MPN- Barely a week after the state made the practice a criminal offense, New York Police Department officer David Afanador was caught on camera yesterday choking a black man unconscious. Video of the incident in Queens shows Afanador and other officers apprehending 35-year-old Ricky Bellevue as his companions plead for his safety: "Stop choking him bro… He's choking him! let him go!" o…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/nypd-cop-ca…

Study: COVID-19 Exacerbating America's Massive Wealth Inequality and Racial Divide
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-22
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.
mintpressnews.com/study-covid-19-exacerb…

Why So Few American Muslims Serve in the US Military
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-22
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.
mintpressnews.com/american-muslims-serve…

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/billions-…

Police Lessons from Cuba
Reese Erlich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
A group of muscular cops carrying semi-automatic pistols and batons slowly move through the crowd at the end of an outdoor salsa concert. My friends and I have a bottle of rum, and I think for sure the cops will …
globalresearch.ca/police-lessons-from-cu…

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

Syrians confirm death of missing relatives by photos
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-22
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…
yenisafak.com/en/news/syrians-confirm-de…

Guaido Lauds Takeover of Venezuela's Bolivia Embassy
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-22
Venezuela's self-declared "interim president" Juan Guaido is said to share a "beam of light" relationship with Bolivia's de facto president.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14916

Tampa Bay community honors life of murdered Tallahassee activist Oluwatoyin Salau
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-22
Tampa, FL – On June 20, Tampa Bay community members gathered at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square to honor the life of Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau, who was sexually assaulted, abducted and murdered. Salau was a known Black Lives Matter activist in Tallahassee, Florida. Her death follows a recent wave of violence against, and murder of, Black people in the United States committed by the police, white vigilantes and others. | The vigil began at 7 p.m. and was co-hosted by the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC), Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Intersections of Tampa Advocates (ITA…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/22/tampa-ba…

Algerian court sentences prominent Hirak activist to one year imprisonment
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/algerian-…

PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-06-22
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. …
imemc.org/article/pchr-follows-with-conc…

NATO Launches RQ-4D Surveillance Drone Test Flights Over Mediterranean Sea
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-22
NATO has begun testing the first of five new RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance drones through a number of flights over the Mediterranean Sea earlier this month, advancing the alliance's implementation of the aircraft, which activists have argued is potentially dangerous for civilians in the area.
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Pussy Riot co-founder Pyotr Verzilov jailed for 15 days on 'hooliganism' charges, activist says he was set up by police
rt.com | 2020-06-22
Pyotr Verzilov, a controversial Russian shock artist and co-founder of 'punk' art collectives Pussy Riot and Voina – along with ex-wife Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – has been jailed for 15 days for "swearing in public." | The penalty comes the day after Verzilov said police questioned him about last year's Moscow protests, specifically over allegedly using violence against a law enforcement officer. | On Sunday evening, the activist was released, but after a street altercation he was again detained, taken to a police station, and kept overnight. Cops accused him of "repeatedly expressing obscene language." | On Mon…
rt.com/russia/492630-verzilov-pussy-riot…

Statue Wars come for JESUS as activist claims Christ and Virgin Mary are 'white supremacy'
rt.com | 2020-06-22
It began with Confederate generals and quickly escalated to Columbus and former US presidents; now the monument-removal crusade has come for Jesus, with racial activist Shaun King insisting the depictions are 'racist propaganda.' | "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down," King tweeted on Monday. "They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been." | He also argued that all "murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down," calling them "a gross form [of] white supremacy… tools of oppr…
rt.com/usa/492639-shaun-king-jesus-racis…

Immunity for US diplomat's wife involved in teen's death branded 'absurd,' critics blast UK double standards over Assange
rt.com | 2020-06-22
A former British ambassador has called US and UK claims that Anne Sacoolas — the wife of a US intelligence officer — had immunity, as "a palpable absurdity." Sacoolas is accused of killing Harry Dunn last year in a car crash. | …
rt.com/uk/492576-sacoolas-dunn-death-ass…

Julian Assange's fiancé calls on the Australian government to secure his freedom
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
The "60 Minutes" program was the first substantive examination of Assange's plight by the Australian media since the coronavirus pandemic began.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/assa…

COVID 'exacerbating existing vulnerabilities' in Central African Republic: Lacroix
news.un.org | 2020-06-22
The Central African Republic (CAR) is making progress as it prepares for presidential and legislative elections in December, but the political situation is still fragile – and security conditions volatile – amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said on Monday.
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Armed Protesters Peacefully March On Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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Rapper Lil Baby's new single begins to address "The Bigger Picture"
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has released a new song about the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/lilb…

Italian communists protest restrictions on abortions introduced by Umbrian regional government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/italian-c…

Juneteenth: ILWU shuts down 29 ports along the West Coast
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-06-22
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 . . . | Continue reading Juneteenth: ILWU shuts down 29 ports along the West Coast at Workers.org
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Protests in Tunisia to demand jobs and better economic opportunities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/protests-…

Black Communities Can Not Wait Any Longer. The Time to Divest Is Now
Gillian Ganesan | aclu.org | 2020-06-22
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, we are seeing a massive popular political realignment around the role and scope of policing in the United States, led by Black organizers and Black-led movement groups. More than ever before, this movement is calling for divestment from police departments and reinvestment into the life-affirming services that help communities thrive. Further still, these protests are not confined to cities and towns across America — they have crossed our borders and are taking place globally., , These calls are being heard, and the power of the people has already led to momentu…
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National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression brings CPAC demand to Minneapolis
Wayne Nealis | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/national-allian…

Minnesota Protests Feed Equality
Hadassah Patterson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-22
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/minnesota-protests…

Building multinational unity for Black lives
Cathy Rojas | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
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Tens of thousands rally in French-occupied Mali for resignation of president
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
The protests are driven by anger over rising inequality, the government's negligent response to the coronavirus pandemic, and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/mali…

Racism, COVID-19, and the fight for economic justice
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2020-06-22
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.
mronline.org/2020/06/22/racism-covid-19-…

Palestinians Set up Protest Camp in Al-Aghwar Area to Challenge Israeli Annexation Plan
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-22
Palestinians, including locals, political factions, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, international solidarity individuals and some high-ranking international representatives, are heading, on Monday morning, to the northern West Bank area of Al-Aghwar in the Jordan Valley, in a bid to defend the region, amidst an anticipated Israeli annexation, early next month. Local …
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This rebellion is more than about police violence–a WW commentary
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-22
An earth-shattering rebellion against police violence and systemic racism just completed its fourth week, culminating with tens of thousands of protesters in the streets on Juneteenth (June 19) on a countrywide scale. That is the historic day that the chains of enslaved people of African descent were finally broken from . . . | Continue reading This rebellion is more than about police violence–a WW commentary at Workers.org
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Fort Lauderdale community commemorates Juneteenth with rally and march
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-22
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/21/fort-lau…

Responding to mass protests against police brutality, Germany's Left Party appeals for a police state
wsws.org | 2020-06-22
Germany's Left Party has responded with open hostility to the mass protests against police violence that have spread around the world following the police murder of George Floyd.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/22/left…

Health workers across Belgium demand structural refinancing of healthcare
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/health-wo…

Playing the Mao Card
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
In their effort to transform their discomfort with the current #BlackLivesMatter protests into a superficially sophisticated critique, right-wing "intellectuals" in the United States and Europe have latched onto a dubious historical analogy. When former congressman Newt Gingrich, the National Review's David Harsanyi, Breitbart's Joel Pollak, and other right-wingers look at the protests against police violence,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/22/playing-the-…

Protesting for Black Lives in Trump Country
Mesha Jefferson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/22/protesting-f…

New Research Suggests Racial Justice Protests Have Not Led to Covid-19 Transmission Spike
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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HS2 protests at west London site costing millions, judge told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-22
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…
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Turkey sends 6 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-22
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-sends-6-tr…

Gazans protest Israeli plan to annex West Bank
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-22
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.com/en/world/gazans-protest-is…

UN dispatches 36 trucks carrying aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-22
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.com/en/world/un-dispatches-36-…

New Colorado Law Ends Immunity For Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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Do Not Belittle US Protesters By Calling Their Uprising A Color Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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The War Zone Is America
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-22
As a military spouse and therapist, it's clear to me that, these days, whether people of color or not, active-duty servicemen and women, as well as veterans, generally face a host of difficulties in this country. They range from problems accessing much needed responsive healthcare services to social isolation from a civilian population that understands little about their experiences, to chronic illnesses and injuries they suffer, to repeated deployments in America's forever wars. | Now, add to all that the current showdown between highly militarized police and Black Lives Matter protesters, as well as the preside…
popularresistance.org/the-war-zone-is-am…

'I'll Teach My Grandkids to Hate You': US MAGA Supporter Berates BLM Protesters – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-22
Newly surfaced cellphone footage captured a Missouri resident lashing out at a group of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters, informing members of the demonstration that she would be teaching her grandkids to "hate" them.
sputniknews.com/society/2020062210796912…

Riot Police Deployed in the Hague Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters, Hundreds Arrested
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-22
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.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200622107968390…

New York Statue of Roosevelt to Be Removed as Museum Considers it 'Racist'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-22
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.com/us/202006221079684491-ne…

If people can go out & protest… they can also go out & VOTE': Trump hammers claim mail-in votes lead to fraud
rt.com | 2020-06-22
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.
rt.com/usa/492635-trump-protests-mail-in…

Wednesday 6/24: Uber Drivers Protest Outside Uber CEO's Mansion in Pac Heights
Gig Workers Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
3090 Dara Khosrowshahi House, the UBER CEO | FM Transmitter Details: Radio Station – 88.3 FM…
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WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3)
FRHKS | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
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.
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Juneteenth March and Rally at San Francisco City Hall
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
Nationwide and Bay Area protests continue as police continue to kill.
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Private Profit Kaiser v Protests
Support HR 1384 Medicare for All | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
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:…
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Sunday 6/21: Virtual Protest: Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington 2020 (3pm)
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
Online via livestream (replay)…
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Wednesday 6/24: On Common Ground: Black Businesses Through Pandemic and Protest
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
Virtual/Online Event…
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Monuments to Racists Fall in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
Bring Them All Down | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
Protesters pulled down statues of Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park this evening.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/19/1883435…

BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-22
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/21/1883440…

Global variation in the prevalence of suicidal ideation, anxiety and their correlates among adolescents: A population based study of 82 countries
Tuhin Biswas, James G. Scott, Kerim Munir, Andre M.N. Renzaho, Lal B. Rawal, Janeen Baxter, Abdullah A. Mamun | thelancet.com | 2020-06-22
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).
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30139-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Demonstrators in Tunisia demand freedom for George Abdallah and other revolutionaries in jail
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/22/demonstra…

Muslim Heroines Find Their Way into New American Literature
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
Years ago in John Killens's writers' workshop of largely African Americans, one member woefully explains the thwarted plot of her novel in progress: — how, despite her effort to feature a Black hero: "By the second chapter, I had …
globalresearch.ca/muslim-heroines-find-w…

Finishing the unfinished revolution — from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter — a WW commentary
Larry Holmes | workers.org | 2020-06-22
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 . . . | Continue reading Finishing the unfinished revolution — from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter — a WW commentary at Workers.org
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What Lies Ahead: Tulsa 1921 or Somewhere We Haven't Built Yet?
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/22/what-lies-ah…

The GOP Back to Business as Usual — Gutting Social Programs
Sasha Abramsky | zcomm.org | 2020-06-22
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-gop-back-to-bu…

Koan: In Memory of Thích Qu·∫£ng ƒê·ª©c
Desiree Hellegers | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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Video: "How the High Death Rate in Care Homes Was Created on Purpose"
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-22
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 …
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Israeli Troops Abduct 18 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Invasions
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-22
Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, several Palestinian residents, across the West Bank and the internationally-recognized occupied Jerusalem, in continuation of widespread Israeli military crackdown on the Palestinian population. In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli troops invaded the al-'Isawiya neighborhood, local sources reported. This is a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that has …
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The Final 100 Seconds
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
Never before this year 2020 has the world-famous Doomsday Clock registered only "100 seconds-to-midnight." According to the Science & Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, since WWII, the world has never been so perilous.
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Everyday Poverty Crises
David Altheide | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-22
Most people would agree that the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 brought many hardships that qualified as a crisis of epic proportion, the worst since the Spanish Flu in 1918. But most Americans overlook how ordinary these hardships are for millions of their poor neighbors. People suffered world-wide. Covid-19 affected many Americans in numerous ways. After…
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Michigan stagehands to rally June 24 for unemployment extension
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-22
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…
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Voter suppression looms over the 2020 election
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-22
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 …
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