2020-06-24: Social Media Postees

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Capitalism/The cause of COVID-19 deaths
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-06-25
China set up a system for checking the people entering residential buildings for COVID-19 symptoms. Here a security guard checks temperatures on Feb. 26 in Beijing. June 23 — Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of . . . | Continue reading Capitalism/The cause of COVID-19 deaths at Workers.org
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Role of sanctions in U.S. plan for world domination — a commentary
| workers.org | 2020-06-25
By Samuel Thomas Sanctions: This is the well-known method of spreading democracy and prosperity through death, starvation, shortages and economic collapse. Throughout U.S. history, this method of regime change, ostensibly intended to be implemented against countries at war or allied to a country at war with the U.S., they are . . . | Continue reading Role of sanctions in U.S. plan for world domination — a commentary at Workers.org
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U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror!
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-06-25
Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . | Continue reading U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! at Workers.org
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Amazing facts about the virus
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-06-25
Medical staff in Wuhan, China, celebrate after all coronavirus patients were discharged from temporary emergency hospital, March 9. Facts are stubborn things. Take the fact that the People's Republic of China, with four times the population of the U.S., has had far fewer COVID-19 deaths, even though it was the . . . | Continue reading Amazing facts about the virus at Workers.org
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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now!
| workers.org | 2020-06-25
This statement was issued by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Contact the PSC at prisonersolidarity@gmail.com. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY THE POLICE DICTATORSHIP OVER PHILADELPHIA CAN BEGIN TO END AND THE MESSAGE OF THE GLOBAL UPRISING BE HEARD: FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL NOW! At this moment of a . . . | Continue reading Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now! at Workers.org
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Tucson police kill Chicano in custody; 3 officers resign amid investigation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Tucson, AZ – On April 21, Tucson police officers responded to a call from the grandmother of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez saying he was out of control. Within ten minutes upon arrival, Ingram-Lopez lay lifeless on their garage floor, naked, handcuffed and covered in layers of plastic police blankets. The autopsy report has ruled the manner of death as "undetermined" but that the cause of death as "sudden cardiac arrest in the setting of acute cocaine intoxication and physical restraint." The autopsy also shared that it was reported that officers applied a spit hood. | June 24 saw the horrific scene displayed by bo…
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ROAR Roundtable: COVID-19 and the climate crisis
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
If "everything affects and is affected by every other thing," we must respond to the dangers to human existence in the 21st century by changing the system, creating a different form of social metabolic reproduction. There is no other way.
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Deregulating GMOs via the Agriculture Bill — what happens next?
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
By Pat Thomas — Beyond GM: Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK's Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. We have been very gratified by your responses. Many of you joined us …
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USA: 'Qualified Immunity' Is How the Police State Stays in Power
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
By Constitutional attorney John W Whitehead — Charlottesville, Virginia: The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and "we the people" continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst. Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because "we the people" remain polarized and divided, the police …
truepublica.org.uk/united-states/usa-qualified-immunity-is-how-the-police-state-stays-in-power/

The people will not be ignored, the time is now for CPAC!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Chicago, IL – When it comes to police reform, the powers that be in Chicago have been negligent in their response to the demands of the people of this city and this nation. People across the country are calling for systemic police reforms now. The resounding voice of the people in the streets is, "We will not accept this anymore!" In Chicago, we're not new to this plaintive cry, unfortunately. We have the longest standing movement for community control of the police in the country, stretching back to the 1969 police murder of Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party. Yet our city is lagging behind every other majo…
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Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
There are immense casualties from this Great Lockdown. Incomes have collapsed for half the world's population, while hunger rates are on the rise. But there are other casualties, other victims, often less remarked upon.
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Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
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…
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Experts See Ulterior Motives Behind US Decision to Finally Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
Emmanuel "Toto" Constant was immediately arrested after touching down in Port-au-Prince, 26 years after he fled to the US following the Raboteau massacre.
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A US Navy Destroyer Just Entered Venezuelan Waters. Is Trump Trying to Start a War?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
The USS Nitze is conducting what the US military is calling a "freedom of navigation operation… contesting an excessive maritime claim by Venezuela."
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The PLO's Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
As soon as Washington's plan was announced in January, followed by Israel's insistence that annexation of Palestinian territories was imminent, the PLO spun into a strange political mode, far more unpredictable and bizarre than ever before.
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Video: The Social Impacts and Economic Dimensions of the Drug Trade
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Being a neighbor to one of the biggest producers of drugs in the world has caused the Islamic Republic of Iran to shoulder a heavy burden as one of the main routes for drug transport. | Iran is at the forefront …
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Behind the Veil of the Protest Movement, the War on the American People Is Gaining Pace
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
"This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious, and highly organized political movement…It is deep and profound and has vast political ambitions. It is insidious, it will grow. It's goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge …
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Let's Make Sure We Get the Green New Deal Right
Marshall Auerback | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
COVID-19 will force us to rethink many of the assumptions underlying existing GND proposals…
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US Sanctions Iranian Ship Captains as Russia Hosts Venezuelan FM
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-24
Russian FM Sergei Lavrov reiterated his opposition to US aggression in Venezuela.
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Progressives rack up impressive victories in June 23 Democratic primaries
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled to a blowout victory in her Democratic primary yesterday in her New York City Congressional District that covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. AOC, as she is popularly known across the country, trounced three opponents in New York's 14th Congressional District, garnering what looks like more than 81% of the …
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Bayer Pays $10 Billion to Settle Thousands of Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuits
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
After decades of widespread use as company scientists played down research showing a definitive link between the product and growing rates of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Monsanto parent company Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10 billion to settle claims that …
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Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the …
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Chinagate Is the Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet. Alleged Pro-Trump Election Meddling
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
It is totally unbelievable to imagine that Trump purportedly solicited China's support for his re-election campaign via international economic means and even endorsed the country's anti-terrorist policies in Xinjiang. Nothing could be further from the truth. | Former National Security Advisor | …
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The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-24
In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday's New York primary election. The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and defunding the police. We air his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.
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Coast to coast, marchers declare: 'Black trans lives matter!'
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-06-24
"Say his name! Tony McDade!" These words rang out on June 20 as hundreds of Clevelanders, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies, marched to the theme, "All Black Lives Matter." They took to the streets to raise the name of Tony McDade, a Black trans man killed by police . . . | Continue reading Coast to coast, marchers declare: 'Black trans lives matter!' at Workers.org
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Video: "Militants" Launch Massive Drone Attack on Russian Airbase in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Late on June 22, Russian air defense units repelled a massive drone attack on Russia's Hmeimim air base in Syria. According to local sources, Russian Pantsir and Tor systems launched almost two dozen missiles at unmanned aerial vehicles launched by …
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Belgian Lawmakers to Vote on Recognizing Palestine, Punishing Impending Israeli West Bank Annexation
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
The 150-person Belgian Chamber of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday regarding whether the country will "formally recognize the State of Palestine."
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Dubious 'Coronavirus Resistant' Products Flood Indian Market as Cases Continue to Spiral
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the number of COVID-19 cases in India crossing 400,000, the 'fear of being next' is causing panic among people. Therefore, the Indian government has been proactive in preventing people from getting lured by false ad campaigns marketing products as COVID-19 remedies or those that claim to protect against the virus.
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Twitter suspends account of black comedian who posted viral 'Karen-shaming' video as other incidents emerge
rt.com | 2020-06-24
Self-proclaimed stand-up comedian and entertainer (as well as delivery driver and activist) Karlos Dillard has been suspended from Twitter for violating the platform's terms of use, in the wake of his viral 'Karen-shaming' video. | The overnight fame may have gotten the best of Dillard, though it remains unclear exactly what led to him being temporarily suspended from the platform. Many online accused him of profiteering from the incident and of misleading witnesses (whom he also videoed but without mentioning any racial profanity). | For those who got excited by all this, you can buy t-shirts from him on Inst…
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Saturday 6/27: Marx and the art of bicycle maintenance
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/99055787233?pwd=WjVNUUNqQU1zL0…
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Chinagate Is The Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
It is totally unbelievable to imagine that Trump purportedly solicited China's support for his re-election campaign via international economic means and even endorsed the country's anti-terrorist policies in Xinjiang. Nothing could be further from the truth. | Former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book contains many passages that are receiving a lot of attention from the mainstream media, but one stands out among the rest. The disgraced official, who was fired by Trump last September, claims that the President sought China's help for his re-election campaign. According to Bolton, Trump asked President Xi…
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Canada's Security Council Defeat is a Win for Palestine
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council is a major victory for Palestinian solidarity. It also puts Canada's Israel lobby on the defensive. Israeli politicians and commentators have begun to publicly bemoan the loss. Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, told the Jerusalem Post, "we are disappointed …
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Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister's Wedding Day
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-24
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday killed 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank as he was on his way to pick up his sister, who was set to be married that night. Ahmed Erekat is the nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and cousin of Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Israeli claims that Ahmed was attempting a car-ramming attack on soldiers are completely unfounded. "What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a kne…
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Reparations And The Palestinian Right Of Return
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
The calls "Black Lives Matter" and "Free, Free Palestine," serve to remind us that Palestine is not free and that if the lives of Black people mattered, there would be no need for the call. In both cases, people are in the grips of a cruel, racist system that refuses to let go. In both cases, people are being hunted down, caged, strangled, and shot to death, and the root cause of their suffering is rarely addressed. | In Palestine, the return of refugees is the issue that has the capacity to completely alter the conversation and ultimately bring justice to Palestinians. However few are willing to bring it up, muc…
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Reclaiming Work: Can Cooperatives Overthrow The Gig Economy?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
The pandemic has brought into focus the stark conditions and precarity faced by workers in the gig-economy. When the dust settles, can these workers who were at the frontlines of this crisis build a fairer future? The workers featured in Reclaiming Work believe so. This short documentary by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis of black & brown film features cycle courier cooperatives who offer a socialist alternative to the digital giants of Deliveroo and Uber. In fact, La Pájara, one of the cycle cooperatives showcased in the documentary, was formed following protest movements against Deliveroo in Madrid. Coope…
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Sacramento And Swiss Sister City Liestal Need To Talk About Their History
Noam Schaulin, JUSO BL | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
After the attack on the now removed statue of the founder of Sacramento John Sutter, the Young Socialist Party of the swiss canton of Baselland launched an action in Sutters hometown to draw attention to the fact that John Sutter was a slave owner and child trader. Now, they want Sacramento and its sister city Liestal (Switzerland), capital city of the canton of Baselland, to use their partnership to remember Sutters victims and educate the citizens of both places.
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Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
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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US sanctions five Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Speaking to reporters, Pompeo also said the United States continues to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Washington, which seeks the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and most other Western governments have recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of the OPEC nation.
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Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
Biden's unconditional support for Israel's rightwing government is not only less and less popular among Americans, but it guarantees continued repression against Palestinians and continued unrest in the region…
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Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel's likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. "I do not support annexation," he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign policy advisor …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/will-biden-re…

Troubling India-China Border Skirmishes. Dangerous Game. Was Washington Involved in Spearheading Conflict?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
A longstanding line of control dispute along the border separating China and India flared up weeks earlier. | Both countries claim sovereignty over the disputed territory. Until April, forces of both countries hadn't used live fire for decades. | According to Indian …
globalresearch.ca/troubling-india-china-…

"Greater Israel" in the Making: Netanyahu Regime's Illegal Annexation Scheme Nears Implementation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Trump's unlawful Deal of the Century scheme green-lighted Israeli annexation of illegally established settlements on stolen Palestinian land and the Jordan Valley. | Netanyahu earlier vowed to press ahead with annexation. | Reportedly on or around July 1, he'll initially announce the …
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Outbreak at San Quentin: COVID Is Skyrocketing in CA Prisons. Why Haven't More People Been Released?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-24
As coronavirus rapidly spreads through California's overcrowded prisons, 400 people have tested positive for the virus at San Quentin State Prison. Advocates and incarcerated people warn conditions behind bars make it nearly impossible to stop the virus once it enters. We speak with Adnan Khan, executive director of Re: Store Justice, an organization that advocates for policy and alternative responses to violence and life sentences. He links inhumane prison conditions to the mass uprising in the streets against systemic racism and state violence. "There are literally millions of people in prison based on the 'cred…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/24/san_quent…

Bolton weaves a tall tale in his Venezuela chapter
Leonardo Flores | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
Per Bolton, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro remains in power only because the Trump administration lacked the determination to keep the pressure on. He argues that sanctions were neither strict nor swiftly applied. Yet during Bolton's tenure, the Trump administration blocked Venezuela's ability to trade gold, froze the assets of state oil company PDVSA (including US based subsidiary Citgo Petroleum), sanctioned Venezuela's Central Bank, and imposed an economic embargo. All of this occurred between November 2018 and August 2019, during Bolton's tenure as Trump's National Security Advisor. | Four major sanction…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/bolton-we…

Why the Dreamers won
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-24
The Supreme Court for over 230 years has carried out the conservative goals of its creators. It has protected private property — including the "ownership" of human beings — and minimized the right of the poor to associate for united struggle. Currently, SCOTUS consists of a majority of conservative and . . . | Continue reading Why the Dreamers won at Workers.org
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The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed why we urgently need to re-imagine democracy
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-24
By Dr Clodagh Harris and Ian Hughes: The Covid-19 pandemic has spawned a rash of articles speculating about how our world will change in the aftermath of the virus. Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy has described the pandemic as a portal, an opportunity for humanity collectively to break with the past, leaving our 'dead …
truepublica.org.uk/global/the-covid-19-pandemic-has-exposed-why-we-urgently-need-to-re-imagine-democracy/

'Act with necessary force': Greta Thunberg says BLM protests & 'corona crisis' give blueprint for climate change fight
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
The Black Lives Matter protests across the world show the 'necessary force' people need to use when fighting global warming, teen activist turned climate change icon Greta Thunberg believes.
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Police Lessons From Cuba
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
Contrary to the image of brutal and repressive communists, police in Cuba offer an instructive example for activists in the United States. Police live in the cities they patrol. They generally treat citizens with respect. As I documented in my book Dateline Havana, police beatings of criminals are rare and police murders are nonexistent. Cuba has one of the lowest crime rates in Latin America. | The ongoing protests for Black lives in the United States have forced an unprecedented national debate about the role of policing. Should police departments be defunded and that money be diverted to help poor communities?
popularresistance.org/police-lessons-fro…

Arrest Of Activist Leads To Protests; At Least Four Vehicles Strike Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
Hundreds of people are protesting in downtown Madison after the arrest of activist Yeshua Musa. | Videos of the arrest posted to social media show as many as five police officers wrestling Musa, also known as Devonere Johnson, to the ground and carrying him to the back seat of a police cruiser, while he asks what he's being arrested for. After officers get him into the car, he can be seen jumping out of the opposite car door before being tackled again and taken into custody. In one of the videos, witnesses can be heard asking why Musa is being arrested and saying he had only been speaking in a megaphone, exercisi…
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LaborFest 2020 – Labor: Resist, Revolt, Building a New Future
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
LaborFest opens its 27th annual festival on July 1, 2020 with a month of timely events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. The program schedule includes both international and local films and videos, a labor history walk and bike tour, lectures, forums, readings, theatrical and musical performances. Most events are free of charge but donations by the public will be accepted.
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May All Be Revealed
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
"If wars can be started by lies then they can be stopped by truth." | ~ Julian Assange | "That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be." | ~ P C Hodgell | Human life is confusing. A human's purpose in life is to make it less so. | The healthiest desire a human can have is for confusion and obfuscation to be replaced with clear seeing. This means wanting the truth to be revealed, whether it be for matters as large as the global-scale agendas of secretive power structures, or matters as small as the delusion-based mental habits hidden in your own subconscious. For the lover of truth, it's all the same desire…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/may-all…

As peace in Sudan remains elusive, protesters mobilize to "correct the revolution"
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
The repeated delays in peace talks to end the civil war in Sudan have also delayed the formation of the legislative council. This has effectively stalled any progress in meeting the demands of the Sudanese Revolution which overthrew Omar al-Bashir…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/as-peace-…

Int'l law will determine future of Libya, says Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
The vice president of Turkey on Wednesday underlined that international law would determine Libya's future."Putschists should know that it will be on the legitimate basis of international law that will determine the future of peace in Libya," Fuat Oktay said, adding that with Tripoli's "decisive stance" and Turkey's support, all "games and traps have been thwarted."Oktay said Turkey would back "its Libyan brothers until peace, tranquility and justice are established in the country."He emphasized that those who until now "could not propose any approach towards resolution" to the conflict between the war-torn count…
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Mapping Police Violence Across The USA
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people. | Amnesty International has documented 125 separate incidents of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between 26 May and 5 June 2020. These acts of excessive force were committed by members of state and local police departments, as well as by National Guard troops and security force personnel from several federal agencies. Among the abuses docum…
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Why Black Lives Matter Global Network's Fundraising Bonanza Rings the Scam Alarm
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
Though the Black Lives Matter Global Network positions itself as a charity, its funding and spending are not transparent, while its activities appear partisan and less than peaceful, say Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel and Robert Bishop, retired corporate CPA, suspecting the entity may be involved in potential fraud and money laundering schemes.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202006241079708…

US unilateralism poses serious threat to international peace, security: Ghalibaf
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-24
TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf called the unilateral behavior of the US a serious threat to international peace and security and stressed the need for regional and international cooperation to counter the irrational actions of the White House.
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Sunday 6/28: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th st. and Telegraph ave), Oakland, CA | 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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Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Response at Protests
San José Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
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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Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter
Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…
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Coalition to March on the DNC plans Trump protest in Green Bay, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-24
Green Bay, WI – Last week, it was announced that President Donald Trump would be visiting Marinette in the northern part of the state on June 25, and will hold a "town hall meeting" at a Green Bay airport at 7 p.m. The Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention – a collection of over 50 organizations that's planning a demonstration on the first day of the DNC in Milwaukee – has called for a protest of Trump's visit. | "We met Trump with more than 2000 people when he came to Milwaukee at the start of the year," said Ryan Hamann, co-chair of the Coalition. "Together with our allies in Green Bay, we're…
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Popularity of Bail Funds Continue Protests' Momentum
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-24
ATLANTA–On June 1, police officers had 20-year-old William Lefforge, and about 50 other protesters, boxed in on the sidewalk near Atlanta City Hall. The officers warned the protesters they had three minutes to leave, but according to Lefforge, the group could not get by the police. The police arrested them and transported Lefforge and his group to the Atlanta Detention Center. Lefforge estimated his arrest happened around 4 p.m., well before the 9 p.m. curfew that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has since lifted. | Lefforge called his mother, Jen, who in turn reached out to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. Thanks to…
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US: Progressive leads old guard in NY Democratic race
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
In a notch for US progressive Democrats over the party establishment, Jamaal Bowman looks set to trounce Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, in a New York primary.Bowman, a middle school principal from the Bronx, garnered 61% of the vote early Wednesday, leading Engel's 36% by double digits with 85% of precincts reporting, according to US news outlet The Hill.Progressives' bids got a boost from nationwide protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd, helping Bowman become the possible second New York progressive to defeat a senior lawmaker since fire…
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There's No Predicting When Movements Will Erupt
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
When Claudette Colvin, a Black teenager from Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, few people paid attention. A few months later, when Rosa Parks was arrested for the same act, it touched off a yearlong bus boycott and ignited a movement. | When Seymour Hersh revealed the details of the My Lai Massacre in 1969, it touched off Congressional investigations but not mass action. When President Nixon announced that U.S. troops had invaded Cambodia the following spring, college campuses, including Kent State, erupted in protest. | The partial meltdown of the Enrico Fermi nucl…
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What Elinor Ostrom's Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
In the past weeks, I've watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police defunding, reform or abolition. As I scrolled through social media and obsessively scanned and rescanned the headlines, a small thought tugged at me. | It was the story of how one of my heroes, Elinor Ostrom, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009, had arrived at the research that made her famous. Ostrom has become celebrated as the person who introduced the world to "the commons" — that is, ho…
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Republican Police Reform Bill Fails to Pass US Senate Vote
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
The GOP initiative was announced last week by President Donald Trump in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd that have been ongoing for weeks and demands to "defund the police". Trump refused to cut the funds, suggesting instead an array of measures aimed at preventing new cases of police brutality.
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All Statues Toppled, Now It's Senators' Turn? Wisconsin Protesters Beat Up Dem Lawmaker Over Photo
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
The demonstrations against the arrest of a black man by police in Madison come in the wake of the so-called George Floyd protests, which have been rocking the US for over three weeks now. The rallies have on many occasions turned violent, with participants often vandalising businesses and statues.
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"No Layoffs" "Stop The Greed" Frontline UCSF Workers Protest Cutbacks In Middle Of Covid
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
UCSF AFSCME 3299 Frontline healthcare workers and other union members from UC rallied and protested against the 3,000 cutbacks by UC management and regents. These cutbacks in the midst of a major pandemic will not only threaten the workers the care of the patients and the public.
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Tuesday 6/23: Historical Intersection of Race, Protest, and Politics Webinar
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Online via zoom…
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Wednesday 6/24: Uber Drivers to Protest Outside Uber CEO's Mansion in Pac Heights
Gig Workers Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
3090 Dara Khosrowshahi House, the UBER CEO | FM Transmitter Details: Radio Station – 88.3 FM…
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VIDEO: Statues and Power
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-24
Due to the Black Lives Matter protests statues around the world of "racists" are being torn down, but why?
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Selected Articles: Behind the Veil of the Protest Movement
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
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[Research Paper] COVID-19 in Wuhan: Sociodemographic characteristics and hospital support measures associated with the immediate psychological impact on healthcare workers
Zhou Zhu, Shabei Xu, Hui Wang, Zheng Liu, Jianhong Wu, Guo Li, Jinfeng Miao, Chenyan Zhang, Yuan Yang, Wenzhe Sun, Suiqiang Zhu, Yebin Fan, Yuxi Chen, Junbo Hu, Jihong Liu, Wei Wang | thelancet.com | 2020-06-24
Women and those who have more than 10 years of working, concomitant chronic diseases, history of mental disorders, and family members or relatives confirmed or suspected are susceptible to stress, depression and anxiety among HWs during the pandemic. In addition, since HWs often have a greater stigma against mental problems than the general public, it is worthwhile to address the needs of the HWs during this pandemic and to provide appropriate psychological supports for those people at high risk of mental problems.
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[Letter] Whistleblowing and patient safety during COVID-19
Richard Armitage, Laura B Nellums | thelancet.com | 2020-06-24
It has been rightly noted that health workers globally must be able to speak out during COVID-19, allowing them to draw public attention to inadequate PPE supplies and unsafe working conditions, while being protected from censorship, attack, government intimidation, harassment, and arrest [1]. But such systemic failure to provide health workers with the resources they need represents only one of numerous situations in which clinicians may consider raising the alarm. Health service whistleblowing procedures that are secure and robust are of paramount importance to patient safety, and must be strengthened and prote…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30169-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Martin Luther King's Giant Triplets
Andrew J. Bacevich | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
Racism, Yes, But What About Militarism and Materialism?
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Cowardly Tampa police chief runs, hides, from community discussion on police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-24
Tampa, FL – On Tuesday June 23, the Tampa community gathered in the hundreds at the Tampa Convention Center for the monthly Tampa Citizens Review Board meeting. This was the first Citizens Review Board meeting since the outbreak of the justice for George Floyd uprising at the end of May. At the convention center, the city used pandemic social distancing guidelines to prevent many from getting into the building. While 50 people were allowed in the chamber where the meeting was proceeding, 30 were allowed to sit in a lobby outside and watch on a tv screen. Many dozens more were left to congregate at the entrance to…
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Ten reasons to be concerned about 5G — and it has nothing to do with C-19
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-24
By Annelie Fitzgerald and Tom Imber: 5G has nothing to do with the coronavirus Covid-19 but as you'll see there is a strong case for supporting legal action against it. 5G and existing wireless technologies use artificial radio-frequency radiation (RFR) that has adverse effects on health. 5G has not been safety tested. 5G is …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/ten-reasons-to-be-concerned-about-5g-and-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-c-19/

Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-24
Palestinian civilians were injured, on Tuesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them in Ras Karkar village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that several colonists assaulted Palestinian farmers working on their land. The assaulted family members Rateb …
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NATO 2030: How to Make a Bad Idea Worse. Expanding the "Atlantic Alliance" into the Pacific
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Just when you thought the leaders of NATO could not push the limits of insanity any further, something like NATO 2030 is announced. | After helping blow up the Middle East and North Africa, dividing the Balkans into zones of war …
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America liberated! Trump found in bunker!
Susie Day | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
An ad-hoc alliance of radical armies demanding justice for Black lives broke through federal barricades today to storm Capitol Hill.
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Black and Indigenous solidarity deepens
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2020-06-24
As pent-up anger against white supremacy boils over in the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, Black and Indigenous solidarity in California is taking down statues of Junípero Serra—the hated boss of the California mission system which enslaved and murdered thousands of Native people during Spanish colonization. In San . . . | Continue reading Black and Indigenous solidarity deepens at Workers.org
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The Final 100 Seconds
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
(Courtesy of Globe and Mail) 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. Alas, it's been a long journey (73 yrs) all the way up to 100 seconds …
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Low budget Amerika!
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-24
Without that extra UBI income, many of us will never be able to survive this Economic Pandemic!!
nationofchange.org/2020/06/23/low-budget…

The prison system is slavery in another form
Kym Smith | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-24
The following is based on a talk given by Kym Smith, a leading member of PSL in Columbia, South Carolina, on a national PSL webinar on June 18. I would love to scream Happy Juneteenth, but slavery isn't over, it has only been reformed into what is now the prison system. Every president, every member …
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Public Library Closures: Covid and the Act of Sanitizing Human Cultures
Brett Jordan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
"The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man"– T.S. Eliot | One of the earliest casualties of the COVID-19 lockdown was the public library. It seemed evident, even in …
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How Do Big Payments to CEOs Who Took Their Companies Into Bankruptcy Maximize Shareholder Value?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-24
Bankruptcy typically means that shareholders are largely or totally wiped out. This should raise the question of why CEOs of companies that went bankrupt are getting large bonuses from these companies, as this NYT article points out. These payments are consistent with a story where corporate boards primarily owe their allegiance to top management, not …
cepr.net/how-do-big-payments-to-ceos-who…

First Ebola, then COVID-19. The Plight of West Africa
Hazel Healy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Four years ago, New Internationalist travelled to West Africa to hear the stories of communities in recovery from the deadly Ebola epidemic. Hazel Healy gets back in touch. | *** | In early April, Sierra Leone confirmed its first case of coronavirus, …
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Native Alaskan village's water under threat after 15,000 gallon oil spill
Olivia Rosane | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
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U.S. must return political prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
Murderous violence and oligarchy were at the center of Colombian political life during the 20th century. Colombians by the millions were marginalized, impoverished, and/or displaced from small land holdings. Violence and the failings of liberal democracy turned Simón Trinidad into a revolutionary. Few in the United States and Europe know about him. Colombia's allies in …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-must-return…

Bio-surveillance, invisible borders and the dangerous after-effects of COVID-19 measures
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-24
By Ayelet Shachar: Long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we may continue to be affected by its residue of ultra-sophisticated technologies of bio-surveillance. If I ask you to close your eyes and imagine a border, what image comes to mind? Most of us would think of barbed-wire fences planted firmly on frontier locations. …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/bio-surveillance-invisible-borders-and-the-dangerous-after-effects-of-covid-19-measures/

Trump touts fake wall; EU mulls real 'wall' to bar Americans
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
On Tuesday in Arizona Trump had his picture taken at the phony prop he calls his "beautiful wall," one of the props along the border with Mexico that he runs to every time he wants to stir up fear of immigrants. While he was doing that the European Union was drafting plans to establish a …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-touts-fak…

Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve. The fate of a large portion of the country's corporations has been put in the hands of a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/meet-blackroc…

Democrats Are Moving to the Right Again and Towards Another Defeat
Margaret Kimberley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
"We can disagree in the margins but the truth of the matter is it's all within our wheelhouse and nobody has to be punished. No one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change." – Joe Biden…
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Two years of US sanctions against Iran
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
The US withdrew the last set of exemptions provided to some foreign companies to work on Iranian nuclear sites in May, which also marked the second anniversary of Donald Trump administration's renewed aggression against Iran.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/two-years…

Snapshots from the uprising
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
Accounts from Three Weeks of Countrywide Revolt…
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Battlefield Report from the Belly of the Beast
John R. Hall | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
For a half century, I've been of the opinion that there is just one social issue of real importance. Until we put an end to state warfare, or mass-murder for corporate profit, all other causes are meaningless. Recently I've come to the conclusion that the age of bombing for dollars has nearly come to an …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/battlefield-r…

Filing Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Alaska LNG Project

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Environmental groups and an Alaskan Native village council filed a formal request Monday for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of the Alaska LNG project, which would export U.S. fossil fuel to Asia. | The appeal says the …
globalresearch.ca/filing-challenges-trum…

Rechargeable Electric Car Batteries. Strategic Raw Materials
UNCTAD | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
The demand for raw materials used to manufacture rechargeable batteries will grow rapidly as the importance of oil as a source of energy recedes, as highlighted recently by the collapse of prices due to oversupply and weak demand resulting from …
globalresearch.ca/demand-raw-materials-e…

Under the over in a time of cyclone and corona
Puja Bhattacharjee | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
Despite Cyclone Amphan, no income due to the lockdown and Covid fears, Sabita Sardar preferred to evade hostile cops and poor shelter facilities, and returned to her home under Kolkata's Gariahat flyover…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/under-the-over-in-…

Corruption and dark money now the life blood of the Tory party
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-24
TruePublica Editor: Bob Diamond is an out and out crook. If there was anything in this world that even resembled justice he would be behind bars and never see the light of day. Diamond was heavily involved in the 'Double Dip" tax scam that saw taxpayers in Britain lose one thousand million dollars ( £800m) a …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/corruption-and-dark-money-now-the-life-blood-of-the-tory-party/

China vs India: Who Benefits? US Meddling
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
A recent border dispute between China and India have resulted in multiple casualties including deaths. It is the first time in decades that this scale of violence has been seen between the two nations. Western headlines have immediately tried to …
globalresearch.ca/china-india-who-benefi…

Leading Scientists Conclude Elephant Poaching in Africa Has Not Decreased in Past Decade
Environmental Investigation Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
A new scientific paper warns that the world cannot lower its guard on protecting elephants. | The paper, published yesterday (24 June), presents rigorously peer-reviewed analysis showing that while elephant poaching has declined in East Africa, it has not diminished in …
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Corporate Backers of the Blue
Gin Armstrong | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
How Corporations Bankroll U.S. Police Foundations…
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Major earthquake hits Mexico, at least six dead
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck southern Mexico on the morning of June 23 at 10.29. At least six people died due to collapse of buildings and other accidents in the State of Oaxaca, which was the epicenter of the earthquake. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, after the earthquake. | Thousands of people remained outside their homes for hours after the quake due to the aftershocks. Over 147 aftershocks were reported by noon, most of them small with magnitude between 3 and 5, which…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/major-ear…

Serial TV and the global drug pandemic
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
Three new series deal variously with the drug pandemic, that byproduct of the despair that follows in the neoliberal wake. As opportunities shrink because of a global upward redistribution of wealth away from both the working and middle classes and the socially responsible agencies of the state, more people turn to the powerful opioid fentanyl–it's …
peoplesworld.org/article/serial-tv-and-t…

Why just statues? Why not topple the U.S. Constitution as well?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
So go ahead — topple all those status of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and other child-snatchers. But don't forget to topple the plan of government they created. Slavery may be gone, but its ghost is with us still, which is why it's time to exorcize it once and for all.
mronline.org/2020/06/24/why-just-statues…

Honoring Che: Revolutionary hero, internationalist
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2020-06-24
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine." Those are the words of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, anti-imperialist, guerrilla fighter and a leader of the Cuban revolution. This working-class hero is revered by revolutionaries and oppressed peoples worldwide. Che . . . | Continue reading Honoring Che: Revolutionary hero, internationalist at Workers.org
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The Wasp Network Highlights Our Lack of Freedom to Tell the Truth on the Cuban Five Case
Stansfield Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
The film Wasp Network, based on the book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War, The Story of the Cuban Five by Fernando Morais, is a co-production between France, Spain, Belgium and Brazil. It was shown in Cuba last December, soon after it came out. You can now watch it on Netflix. It is not a …
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"Six Months To Avert Climate Crisis": Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
In his classic science fiction novel, Foundation, Isaac Asimov posited a future in which 'psychohistorians' could predict outcomes based on past history and the large-scale behaviour of human populations by combining psychology and the mathematics of probability. Using 'psychohistory', the protagonist Hari Seldon discovers that the 12,000-year-old Galactic Empire will collapse in 500 years. He …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/six-months-to…

Police unions spend millions to influence policy in biggest US cities
Tom Perkins | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
How organizations and officers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago work against reform…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/police-unions-spen…

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-24
The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian-owned home, on Tuesday, in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that municipality crews, backed by Israeli special forces as well as police, stormed Silwan, surrounded the …
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Racism: Another Crossroads
Luke Eastwood | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
I am a white person. I am also male. Some people would immediately dismiss my opinion on that basis, but they would be wrong to because prejudice is wrong. Like all decent people, I am appalled by racism and prejudice in general, but I see the behaviour and reactions of many people (although well-intentioned rage) …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/racism-anothe…

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-24
Israeli troops abducted early on Wednesday several Palestinian residents in different parts of the West Bank. In the West city of Qalqilia, the troops abducted six residents including Wael Abuqamar, 44, Yousef Alra'y, 39, Belal Meskawi, 39, Ibrahim Shbaita, 40, as well as two brothers, Husseun Ibtaly, 23 and Bara', …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-…

Say Her Name: On Average, Police Kill One Black Woman A Month
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-24
Historically, Black women like Fannie Lou Hamer, Atatiana Jefferson, Breonna Taylor, Korryn Gaines, and Eleanor Bumpers, who were killed or brutalized by police officers, receive less community outrage and media coverage than their male counterparts.
therealnews.com/stories/say-her-name-pol…

Immigration groups slam US decision to suspend immigration visas
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
The Trump administration on Monday decided to suspend a variety of immigration visas until the end of the year. The National Immigration Forum has decried the order as an attempt to divide communities.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/immigrati…

My Unexpected Move from Adman to Taxman
Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
Writing TV commercials was fun but retirement would be heaven. I could do whatever I pleased. I'd get to spend weekday afternoons at Yankee Stadium with the sun shining down on the boys of summer. Then a new world appeared out of the green. I invested my profit-sharing in the stock market. I discovered that …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/my-unexpected…

Osman Kavala and the Snails: watch, enjoy, share
Osman Kavala | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
The world's first lockdown opera, ten minutes of delight against oppression…
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The High-Tech Profiling of Native Americans Under COVID-19 Could Be Headed Your Way
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
As a racial profiling scandal unfolds in a New Mexico hospital targeting Native American mothers, the same principles of racial discrimination dominate the emerging technological surveillance landscape.
mintpressnews.com/high-tech-profiling-na…

Jessy Dayane: "Bolsonaro has never tried to hide his authoritarian project"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-24
The coup d'état in 2016 which overthrew Dilma Rouseff of the Workers' Party of Brazil, marked a new period in Brazil characterized by the attack on democracy. The illegal maneuvering to eliminate popular leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from the 2018 elections and effectively solidify the election of far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro was another step in this process. | Under the leadership of Bolsonaro, Brazilian state institutions and programs have been systematically dismantled, funding for public education and health has been cut, and tensions within Brazilian society have been heightened. | In this context, the…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/24/jessy-day…

COVID-19 and the Dire Living Conditions of India's Bottom Half Billion
Joseph D'Souza | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
If you have ever walked by Mumbai's southern seacoast, you may have noticed a strange-looking tower rising above the apartment complexes. Measuring 27-stories high and featuring three helipads, an 80-seat theater and an 168-car garage, among other amenities, the skyrise …
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US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
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Wrongfully Arrested Because Face Recognition Can't Tell Black People Apart
Victoria Burton-Harris | aclu.org | 2020-06-24
Early this year, Detroit police arrested Robert Williams — a Black man living in a Detroit suburb — on his front lawn in front of his wife and two little daughters (ages 2 and 5). Robert was hauled off and locked up for nearly 30 hours. His crime? Face recognition software owned by Michigan State Police told the cops that Robert Williams was the watch thief they were on the hunt for., , There was just one problem: Face recognition technology can't tell Black people apart. That includes Robert Williams, whose only thing in common with the suspect caught by the watch shop's surveillance feed is that…
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The Untold Number of People Implicated in Crimes They Didn't Commit Because of Face Recognition
Clare Garvie | aclu.org | 2020-06-24
In January, Michigan resident Robert Williams was arrested for shoplifting from a watch store in downtown Detroit a year ago–a crime he did not commit. Police thought he was connected to the crime because of a face recognition search that found similarities between grainy surveillance footage of the theft and Mr. Williams' driver's license photo. , , What makes this case unique is not that face recognition was used, or that it got it wrong. What makes it unique is that we…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/the-unt…

British PM Johnson dismisses criticism on local lockdowns, coronavirus app
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dismissed criticism on Wednesday of his government's plans to implement local lockdowns if there are flare ups of the novel coronavirus and of an app to trace the spread of the virus.At prime minister's questions, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer suggested both systems were not yet ready before England eases its coronavirus lockdown from July 4.In response, Johnson said: "We have a very effective cluster-busting operation which is designed to ensure that we keep those outbreaks under control.""I am not going to pretend … that this thing is beaten or that the virus…
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Health leaders say UK must start preparing for second Covid-19 wave
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Health leaders are calling for an urgent review to ensure Britain is properly prepared for the "real risk" of a second wave of coronavirus.Ministers have been warned that urgent action is needed to prevent further loss of life and to protect the economy amid growing fears of a renewed outbreak over the winter.The appeal is backed by the presidents of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, GPs and Nursing — as well as the chair of the British Medical Association.It comes after Tuesday's announcement by Boris Johnson of the biggest easing to date of the coronavirus lockdown in England.Boris Johnson announ…
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Dishonour on the Bench: Dyson Heydon and the Australian High Court
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-24
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Anti-China racism aims to distract Australians as U.S. economic control grows
Celeste Dale | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
SYDNEY–The ramping up of anti-China sentiment in Australia has contributed to layoffs for many Australians working in international education, an industry which has already been seriously impacted by travel restrictions pertaining to COVID-19. While the reasons made by institutions such as universities continue to center purely around COVID-19, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has …
peoplesworld.org/article/anti-china-raci…

Kangaroo Point refugees have endured seven years of slow torture
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-24
Anti-racism Alex BainbridgeIssue 1270 Australia asylum seekers Kangaroo PointJune 25, 2020Refugees in the Kangaroo Point detention centre are making a passionate cry for freedom. And their supporte…
greenleft.org.au/content/kangaroo-point-…

'Either stupid or a liar': Piers Morgan blasts UK business minister Sharma over 240,000 coronavirus tests claim
rt.com | 2020-06-24
TV presenter Piers Morgan has accused UK Business Minister Alok Sharma of telling "a bare-faced lie" after claiming 240,000 people were tested for Covid-19 on Monday. The government is currently not providing "people tested" data. | Morgan, who co-hosts ITV's 'Good Morning Britain' show, hit out at Sharma on Wednesday, after the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy made the "240,000" claim on the BBC's 'Breakfast' program earlier that morning. | That is a bare-faced lie, which I would say to his face, if we weren't still subject to the 57th day of a government boycott. | Morgan has b…
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Juneteenth/ Racist cops, statues under siege
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-06-24
On Juneteenth — June 19, 1865 — also known as Freedom Day, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, were told they were finally freed. Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring that all enslaved people in the Confederate states would be forever free, took over . . . | Continue reading Juneteenth/ Racist cops, statues under siege at Workers.org
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Boris Johnson slammed for PMQs 'dodgy answers'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Boris Johnson was accused of either dodging questions or giving "dodgy answers" as he came under fire over the government's coronavirus (Covid-19) contact tracing app. | Labour leader Keir Starmer clashed with Johnson at Prime Minister's Questions over England's readiness to ease lockdown restrictions. | Instead of answering a question about a working track and trace app, Johnson responded by urging Starmer to press Labour councils to encourage children to return to school. | Some £11.8 million was spent by the Government on developing its own NHSX app before it was ditched. It is now examining software cre…
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Biden Can Reverse Trump's Failures on Iran
Jamal Abdi, Ryan Costello | commondreams.org | 2020-06-24
By January 2021, the U.S. is likely to have been in material breach of the JCPOA for 32 months and will have very little credibility or leverage to insist on changes to the agreement or a grand bargain addressing all of the international community's concerns about Iran. (Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-24
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Barr Turned Justice Department Into Law Firm With One Client: Trump
James Risen | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
The corruption and politicization of the Department of Justice under William Barr is now complete. It will take a generation to reestablish its credibility and independence…
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LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-06-24
LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights…
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Friday 6/26: The Stonewall Inn: Birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement (online)
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Online on YouTube…
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Nicola Sturgeon adamant there'll be no 'reckless race' with England on easing lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Scotland's first minister has insisted she will not be drawn into a "reckless race" with other parts of the UK on lifting coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.Nicola Sturgeon acknowledged Scotland's pace in coming out of lockdown is "slightly slower than England's" but said she hopes it is "more likely to be sustainable than if we went faster".She was criticised by the Scottish Conservatives for maintaining the two-metre social distancing rule, which is being relaxed in England from 4 Jully.(PA Graphics)While Sturgeon announced a series of dates when restrictions in Scotland will be eased — if progress in tac…
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As the UK heads into a heatwave Siberia is going off the charts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Scientists have expressed concerns about the implications for the rest of the world after a heatwave in Russia's Siberia region.On Saturday, the thermometer hit a likely record of 38C — or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit — in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk in Russia's Sakha Republic.The World Meteorological Organisation said it is looking to verify the temperature reading, which would be a record for the region north of the Arctic Circle.The increasing temperatures in Siberia have been linked to wildfires that grow bigger and more severe every year, as well as the thawing of the permafrost.Scientists are ala…
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German cabinet agrees to ban sale of single-use plastic items
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste that pollutes the environment. | The cabinet agreed on Wednesday to end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by 3 July 2021. | Environment minister Svenja Schulze said the move was part of an effort to move away from "throw-away culture". | Up to 20% of rubbish collected in parks and other public places consists of single-use plast…
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Here are the private companies with £million contracts for the failed NHSX tracing app
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
A storm has erupted over the failed government track and trace app for coronavirus (Covid-19). Because it's emerged that it wasted millions of pounds on the unsuccessful tech. So, people are wondering where this money has gone. But we already know part of that answer. | Corona chaos: | The Guardian reported that on 18 June, health secretary Matt Hancock ditched the NHSX [the NHS's tech arm] track and trace app. It said: In an embarrassing U-turn, Ma…
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Scientists propose lifting lockdown for whole city to trial mass testing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Scientists have proposed lifting lockdown completely for a "medium-sized city" to see if coronavirus can be controlled through weekly testing of residents. | A paper published in the Royal Society Open Science journal argues that a demonstration study is needed to see if such regular testing, strict household quarantine, contact tracing and mobile phone apps could end the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. | Researchers suggest large-scale testing of city residents could be done through examining saliva samples — a technique called RT-LAMP testing, which they said is cheaper and more viable than nasal or thro…
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Here's why you might not be seeing the systems of oppression that surround us
Andrew Butler | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Sometimes it's hard to see the systems of oppression we're living in. This is especially true when you're not directly subjected to that oppression yourself. I say this as a caution, not as an excuse. Here's why. | I was born in South Africa in 1974. That year John Vorster, a staunch proponent of apartheid, was re-elected president in a ballot in which only white people could vote. Nelson Mandela was in prison and the ANC was a banned organisation. I grew up in a whites-only suburb of Johannesburg, went to a whites-onl…
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Sharma says Jenrick followed the rules with Westferry development
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Business secretary Alok Sharma has defended his under-fire Cabinet colleague Robert Jenrick, arguing that the housing secretary followed the rules during his handling of a major property development involving a Tory Party donor.Labour is seeking to force the government to release all documents relating to the controversial approval by Jenrick for the Westferry Printworks development in east London, which was submitted by former media mogul Richard Desmond.The housing secretary has faced accusations of "cash for favours" after it emerged the developer, ex-Daily Express owner Desmond, had personally given the Conse…
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German Cabinet agrees to ban sale of single-use plastic items
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-24
Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste that pollutes the environment. | The cabinet agreed on Wednesday to end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by 3 July 2021. | Environment minister Svenja Schulze said the move was part of an effort to move away from "throw-away culture". | Up to 20% of rubbish collected in parks and other public places consists of single-use plast…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Tributes to Breonna Taylor Around the Country
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-06-24
Tributes to Breonna Taylor Around the Country…
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Between Mystery and Social Democracy: A Journey Through Scandinavian Crime Novels
Rachel Monroe | thenation.com | 2020-06-24
Between Mystery and Social Democracy: A Journey Through Scandinavian Crime Novels…
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Defund the Police. And the Military, Too
Andrew J. Bacevich | thenation.com | 2020-06-24
Defund the Police. And the Military, Too.
thenation.com/article/society/defund-pol…

A Lesbian Archive Sends Its Love Letter: Find History, Find Yourself
Jewelle Gomez | thenation.com | 2020-06-24
A Lesbian Archive Sends Its Love Letter: Find History, Find Yourself…
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Italy says 28 migrants test positive to COVID-19 on quarantine ship
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have tested positive for the new coronavirus while held in a quarantine ship off the southern Italian coast, Sicily's regional leader Nello Musumeci said on Wednesday.In April Italy banned migrant rescue ships from docking in its ports until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It now transfers all those saved at sea onto large ferries which must wait off its coast.After saving more than 200 people stranded at sea last week, the Sea-Watch 3 charity boat arrived on Sunday in the Sicilian town of Porto Empedocle.The mainly African passengers were immediately moved to…
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Norway plans big expansion of Arctic oil exploration
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Norway is planning a major expansion of oil exploration in the Arctic, despite commitments to tackling global warming and opposition from environmental groups.Minister of petroleum and energy Tina Bru said on Wednesday the expansion was needed to protect jobs and generate wealth.The government will auction up to 136 new oil exploration blocks in a major licensing round, with 125 of those in the Arctic Barents Sea, a relatively unspoiled corner of the planet."We need new discoveries to uphold employment and value creation," Bru said in a statement.Norway is western Europe's biggest oil producer and has built the w…
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Turkey remands Iraqi national over links to Daesh/ISIS
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
A Turkish court on Wednesday remanded an Iraqi national into custody over links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to a security source.The suspect was arrested from a cell house in the western Denizli province where he was hiding after participating in terrorist activities in Syria, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.The operation was launched as part of the investigation against Daesh by the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Denizli, the source added.Many digital materials were also seized from the address raided.Turkey was one of the first countries…
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Top Turkish, Spanish diplomats talk COVID-19, tourism
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Mevlut Cavusoglu and Arancha Gonzalez Laya discussed the latest developments on the outbreak in both countries, effort to bring back tourism, and Turkish-EU relations, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.As tourism worldwide ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey's new case numbers are falling, and the country is looking to bring back tourists by restarting flights and issuing certificates for businesses that have taken necessary steps against the outbreak.Spain is also seeking to reassure tourists as its numbers fall and its borders reopen.
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Global economy to contract by 4.9% in 2020: IMF
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday once again slashed its economic forecasts, estimating a contraction of 4.9% in global GDP, lower than 3% it predicted previously."The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated," the IMF's World Economic Output report said.In 2020, while the global economy is expected to narrow by 4.9%, it will rebound by 5.4% in 2021, according to the report."For the first time, all regions are projected to experience negative growth in 2020," the report highlighted.The report said advanced economies will contract by 8%…
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COVID-19 death toll rises in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
The death toll from the novel coronavirus rose Wednesday in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, according to health authorities in the three countries.In a statement, the Kuwaiti Health Ministry said four people had died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 338.A further 742 cases were detected, bringing the total infections in the country to 41,775, the ministry said, adding that the number of recoveries rose to 32,809 after 505 people had recovered.In Oman, the Health Ministry confirmed two additional fatalities, pushing the death toll to 142. As many as 1,142 more cases were register…
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Turkey popular tourist destination for Serbia
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
As many as 1,000 Serbian tourists have already started their holidays in Turkey this summer, the country's travel agency association said Wednesday.The information from the National Association of Travel Agencies of Serbia (YUTA) came after Turkish Airlines resumed its flights to the country only a few days ago after a three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.Turkey's flagship air carrier company resumed its flights between Belgrade and Istanbul on Monday."Tourists who traveled to Turkey have no problems," said the director of YUTA, Aleksandar Senicic.The rise in Serbian tourists arriving in Turkey…
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German reporter plays tourist in Antalya, lauds Turkey's coronavirus precautions
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
An enthusiastic correspondent from the Germany-based Bild newspaper hopped on a flight from Berlin to Turkey's popular holiday getaway of Antalya, probing the country's safety measures for those seeking a change of atmosphere during the global coronavirus pandemic. Michael Quandt penned his travel experience as a tourist in Turkey in an article titled "Even the lifeguard wears a mask," mapping out the country's precautions against the virus. He underlined that it is mandatory for all travelers who board a plane to wear masks and the violation of this rule costs between 70 and 700 euros.Passengers' body temperatur…
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Paris nears pre-pandemic air pollution levels
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Air pollution in Paris has more than doubled since the end of lockdown on May 11, and hit the highest level among European cities, said a new study put out on Wednesday.The Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), an independent research organization based in Helsinki, Finland, found that the level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the atmosphere has nearly doubled since confinement was lifted. | Although the level of air pollution — which dropped by 60% during lockdown — is not presently at pre-COVID-19 level, it has risen in the capital by 120%. | COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, origina…
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Pakistan receives $1B in loans to fight pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Pakistan on Wednesday received $1 billion loans to prop up its struggling economy that has taken a hit from global coronavirus restrictions, the central bank announced.The Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the World Bank each have lent $500 million to cash-strapped Pakistan."SBP [State Bank of Pakistan] has received USD 1 bn [$1 billion] today with USD 500 mn [$500 million] each from ADB and WB," the SBP said in a Twitter post, without providing more details. | The ADB had signed an agreement for a $500 million loan with Pakistan on June 19 following the World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank each si…
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'Pandemic threatens future of 600M kids in South Asia'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
The coronavirus pandemic is profoundly impacting the future of 600 million children in South Asia, UNICEF warned in a report.The UN agency called on governments to take immediate action to protect millions of children and families in the region."The COVID-19 pandemic is unraveling decades of health, education and other advances for children across South Asia, and governments must take urgent action to prevent millions of families from slipping back into poverty," said the report.It said immunization, nutrition, and other vital health services have been severely disrupted, potentially threatening the lives of up t…
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UN chief calls on Israel to abandon West Bank annexation plan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Israel on Wednesday to abandon its plans to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank."If implemented, annexation would constitute a most serious violation of international law, grievously harm the prospect of a two-State solution and undercut the possibilities of a renewal of negotiations," Guterres told the U.N. Security Council."I call on the Israeli Government to abandon its annexation plans," he said.
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COVID-19 recovery rate at 40% in Bangladesh
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Bangladesh on Wednesday registered 3,462 new cases positive for coronavirus, taking the total count to 122,660 since the first case was detected in early March.Out of total infections, more than 49,500 patients have so far recovered with some 2,000 fresh recoveries in the past 24 hours.The recovery rate now stands at 40.49%, according to the Health Ministry.Meanwhile, the country witnessed the deaths of 37 people from COVID-19, virus-caused disease, rising the tally to 1,582, Nasima Sultana, a director general at the Health Ministry, told a regular online news conference.The South Asian country with a population…
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Turkish army seizes large PKK ammunition in N.Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
The Turkish army seized a large amount of ammunition as part of a fresh anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Wednesday.The ministry said in a written statement that search and sweep activities by commandos as part of the Operation Claw-Tiger seized an RPG-7 rocket launcher, two AK-47s, a 40-milimeter grenade thrower, 18 hand grenades, as well as ammunition for four anti-tank launchers, two anti-personnel rocket launchers, and 25 grenade throwers along with many others.It also added that various documents and life-sustaining materials were also found and destroyed.T…
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Russia displays military might to mark WW II victory
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Some 14,000 troops from 13 countries as well as vintage and the latest state-of-art military hardware marched along the Red Square in Moscow on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of its victory in World War II.The parade, which highlighted Russia's fighting capabilities were also held in 28 other cities under the shadow of coronavirus pandemic. The parade was also marked by a colorful fly-past by fighter aircrafts.Russia showed its military might by displaying the latest stealth fighter jet Su-57 with hypersonic Kinzhal complexes, Ka-52 helicopters, and Armata tanks.Originally, the parade was scheduled to tak…
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NYPD Enforcement Of Low-Level Offenses Accounts For Huge Department Expenditures, Racial Disparities
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD's policing activities and the city's budget, according to a new brief from Drug Policy Alliance. DPA released the brief in support of the Communities United for Police Reform coalition call for Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Council to cut the FY21 NYPD expense budget by $1 billion and redirect savings to core needs in Black, Latinx and other NYC communities of color that have long been the target of the drug war and racist policing. | The brief, "NY…
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Why Banking Needs A Co-operative Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
You'd struggle to find anyone who believes our current banking sector was the ideal one for producing and maintaining a strong and just economy. The 2008 crisis showed how unstable, and vital to the wider economy, the sector is. | The fact is, credit is both necessary and central to the global economy. Economists like Lazzarato have come up with theories about how debt drives economic production and an ever-increasing economy and in an era where finance has come to dominate our economy, it is evident to everyone that banks are very powerful institutions and if they could be reformed could be the power behind subs…
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Privatization And The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
Unlike other epidemics or pandemics — such as tuberculosis, SARS, MERS or HIV/AIDS — COVID-19 has hit hardest at the world's wealthiest countries. As of early June 2020, the 37 industrialized countries of the OECD accounted for 59% of all cases and 78% of deaths, even though they constitute less than 18% of the total population affected. | Looking at the pandemic's effects in another way — using cases and deaths per million population — paints an even starker picture. OECD countries have a prevalence ratio of 2,890 cases per million and a mortality rate of 225 per million, compared with 86…
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Tuesday 6/23: Save Our Postal Service
Save the Post Office | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
United States Postal Service | 850 Front Street, Santa Cruz…
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Postal Workers caravan delivers 2 million 'Save USPS' petitions to Washington
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
WASHINGTON–Snaking its way from the Washington Navy Yard to the U.S. Senate, a caravan of cars driven by Postal Workers delivered petitions with two million names on them, demanding lawmakers enact the Heroes Act, including its $25 billion to save the U.S. Postal Service from financial devastation the coronavirus has caused to its revenues and …
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Twitter Censors Trump For "Threat Of Harm", Has No Problem With Threats To Bomb Foreigners
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
"We've placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group," Twitter stated on the platform. "Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but not Like, Reply, or Retweet it." | "There will never be an 'Autonomous Zone' in Washingt…
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Pakistan Accuses India of Diverting Attention from China Stand-off While Downsizing Diplomatic Ties
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Tuesday, India summoned a Pakistani envoy and asked to reduce the staff of Pakistan's High Commission by 50% in light of alleged espionage acts and dealing with terrorist organisations. It also said that Pakistan has "engaged in a sustained campaign to intimidate the officials of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad".
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Trump Says Some US Troops Cut in Germany Will 'Probably' Move to Poland
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
US President Donald Trump claims that some of the US troops removed from Germany over Berlin's alleged delinquent payments to NATO will be relocated to Poland.
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India's Rajasthan to Sue Yoga Guru Ramdev Over 'Illegal Human Trial' of Anti-COVID-19 Drug
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Tuesday, Indian Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's company Patanjali Yogpeeth officially launched an ayurvedic medicine that claims to cure COVID-19 patients. According to Ramdev, the medicine "Coronil and Swasari" isn't an immunity booster but a cure for coronavirus patients.
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Trump Invokes Defense Production Act to Produce Hypersonic Missile Parts, Space Launch Systems
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
US President Donald Trump has invoked a wartime executive power giving him the authority to mobilize US industry, saying that without presidential direction, US industry "cannot reasonably be expected" to provide the materials necessary for hypersonic weapons development "adequately and in a timely manner."
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Trump Family Goes to Court to Block Publication of Niece's Tell-All Book About President
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
In recent years, former assistants and officials who previously worked in the Trump administration have penned exposés in which they harshly criticized the president and his actions. All of these books have caused a stir among the US public. However, so far there has never been a book on Trump written by a member of his family.
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Hajj 2020: It Was an Uneasy Decision to Limit Number of Pilgrims Due to COVID, Saudi Officials Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
Having dragged the world into a global recession, the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted people's spiritual lives as well: almost two million Muslim pilgrims won't be able to make a journey to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Saudi Arabian officials have explained that it was an uneasy decision.
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India to Use Naval Helicopter to Kill Second Wave of Locusts Entering From Pakistan
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been witnessing the worst locust attack in decades this year. Farmers in border states have suffered heavy losses due to the damage inflicted by the migratory pests.
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'Hungry Hungry Hippos': Husky Wins Classic Game
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
People often enjoy playing games with their friends to pass the time. Sometimes our pets also like to partake, as a social canine recently demonstrated.
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First COVID-19 Case Registered at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
In mid-March, Ukraine introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month and subsequently extended it several times. The Ukrainian government decided to relax coronavirus-related restrictions starting 11 May.
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Charges Dropped Against Alberta First Nations Chief Who Resisted Police Arrest – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
The case of Chief Allan Adam has drawn harsh criticism from both the public and officials, including Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and has been used to highlight racial discrimination by law enforcement against ethnic minorities.
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Despite Border Tensions Between India and China, Russia to Ensure RIC Remains Viable, Experts Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-24
New Delhi (Sputnik): The foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China on Tuesday participated in a special videoconference session called by Moscow to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations.
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Israeli regime facing 'collapse from within': Parliament Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-24
TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the Israeli regime is declining while pointing to the need for continuing resistance against the occupation.
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Army chief lauds defensive synergy with IRGC
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-24
TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) –Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi hailed the constructive cooperation between the Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in building a great defensive mechanism against the threats.
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This Way Lies Madness: The Summer of Hate Meets the Age of Intolerance
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
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The Heat: China-EU relations
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-24
Chinese and European Union officials meet to boost economic ties amid a global health crisis.
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Social media and online harms: Imperial researchers inform policymakers
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-24
Preventing online harms, an issue at the forefront of health and digital policymaking, was the focus of The Forum's first ever online panel event.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198613/social-media-online-harms-imperial-researchers

Medicine delivery via microbubbles could be made possible using sound waves
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-24
New research has shown that microbubbles, which can be used to deliver drugs to remote parts of the body, can be manipulated by sound waves.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198593/medicine-delivery-microbubbles-could-made-possible

Bumper crop of researchers win Royal Society of Chemistry awards
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-24
Nine academics from Imperial have been recognized with prizes in the annual Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198594/bumper-crop-researchers-royal-society-chemistry

Santa Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
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…
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Wednesday 7/1: LaborFest 2020: Art Show — The Future Challenges Us Now
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
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Tuesday 6/23: Chronicling San Francisco in the Century Before Stonewall webinar
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Online via Zoom…
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Sunday 6/28: People's March – Unite to Fight
Juanita More! & Alex U. Inn | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
1800 Polk Street at Washington, San Francisco, CA 94109…
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Friday 6/26: Virtual Forum: From Stonewall to Minneapolis, it's right to rebel!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Register at bit.ly/right-to-rebel…
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Chatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines will…do nothing.
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Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
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Juneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020
atonomo | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall.
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Mounting Pressure on Oakland City Council to Cut OPD Budget by $150 Million or Face Electoral Challenges in November
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
In Early Victory for Community, Police Commission Recommends Defunding OPD, Disbanding Internal Affairs, and Replacing Police with Civilian First-Responders…
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Tuesday 6/23: Rally: Save the US Postal Service!
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
870 College Ave | Palo Alto, CA…
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Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco
Defund the Police State | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
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.
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Tuesday 6/23: San Francisco Car Caravan to Save the Post Office
USMailNotForSale | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Pacific Postal Credit Union | 175 Mendell St, San Francisco, California 94124…
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Wednesday 6/24: NAACP Town Hall: A Legal Perspective on Disparities & Systemic Racism in America (online)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
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Thursday 6/25: #MaguireHungerStrike Rally
Loved Ones | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA…
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