2020-06-27: Social Media Postees

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[Editorial] Generation coronavirus?
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The catastrophic elements that have perpetuated the COVID-19 pandemic–global interconnectedness, climate change due to human activity, vast economic inequality, and deep veins of antiscience–have resulted in more than 9 million infections and almost 500‚Äà000 deaths worldwide. Although children might be less susceptible to infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and generally have better outcomes than adults, COVID-19 as a phenomenon weighs heavily on their health and wellbeing.
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Defund the police, not education
Shaniqua Pippen, Reds In Ed | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-27
In every state, spending on "corrections" and policing grew at a much higher rate than education spending over the last 30 years.
liberationnews.org/defund-the-police-not…

Resist Evictions and Foreclosures
Ted Rall | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest.
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Israeli atrocities on the rise
Abhijan Choudhury | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. | The two reports cover May 2020 and the first fifteen days of June 2020, respectively, and compile data on acts committed by the Israeli government, armed forces and intelligence services to subjugate and oppress Palestinia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/27/israeli-a…

As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/obam…

Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…
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Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/protest-…

Mentally Replace Everything Before "U.S. Intelligence Says" With "Blah Blah We're Probably Lying"
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-27
"Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says", blares the latest viral headline from The New York Times. NYT's unnamed sources allege that the GRU "secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops", and that the Trump administration has known this for months. | To be clear, this is journalistic malpractice. Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishi…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/mentall…

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to …
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Brazilian health care workers strike for PPE and risk bonus
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
On Thursday, health care professionals in the Brazilian state of Piauí started an indefinite strike as their counterparts in Rio de Janeiro launched protests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/braz…

New York City police commissioner defends vehicular assault on protesters
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
Secure in the knowledge that city and state officials will support him, Commissioner Dermot Shea testified that officers who drove into a crowd of protesters last month did not violate department policy on the use of force.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/nypd…

Friday 7/3: Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
BayAction2FreeAssange.org joins #Candles4Assange for Julian Assange's Global Birthday Vigil | Friday, July 3 ≥·µà, Noon-1PM | British Consulate, 1 Sansome St., San Francisco | *Masks & social distancing please | For those w medical conditions/unable to attend : Please follow @Action4assange livestream noted in details…
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Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
BayAction2FreeAssange.org joins #Candles4Assange for Julian Assange's Global Birthday Vigil | Friday, July 3 ≥·µà, Noon-1PM | British Consulate, 1 Sansome St., San Francisco | *Masks & social distancing please | For those w medical conditions/unable to attend : Please follow @Action4assange livestream noted in details…
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Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-06-27
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given on a June 25 Workers World Party webinar on "LGBTQ2S+ and the Black Lives Matter movement." How fortunate we all are to be in the struggle together this particular June Pride Month — a month of historic uprising and outcry . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions at Workers.org
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[World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31446-X/fulltext?rss=yes

LGBTQ Pride At 50
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Scranton, PA – LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd further overtook it. | Activists and organizers are using the intersection of holiday and history in the making — including the Supreme Court's decision giving LGBT people workplace protections — to uplift the people of color already among them and by making Black Lives Matter the centerpiece of Global Pride events Saturday. | "Pride was born of protest," said Cathy Renna, communica…
popularresistance.org/lgbtq-pride-at-50/

Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!"
Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.
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Major Mexican Cartels: Drug Wars and Business
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-27
A previous report by South Front documented the heavy human, social and material costs of the drug wars in Mexico, which have devastated the country since the mid-2000s. In this report some of the major factors in the rapidly shifting …
globalresearch.ca/major-mexican-cartels-…

Antisemitism smears are being used to silence criticism of Israel. But supporters of Palestine won't shut up
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence that some readers may find disturbing. | Take a look at this image of 11-year-old Mahmoud Sawalhi, a Palestinian boy from Gaza. In 2018, an Israeli sniper shot him in the eye. The bullet went through his brain and shot through the top of his head. Yes, you read that correctly: the bullet went through his brain and shot through the top of his head. When his father rescued him off the g…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/06/27/antisemi…

Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/27/demonstr…

'Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said a campaign of ignorance was manufactured in his country through schools, mass media, and Buddhist organizations against Rohingya, which eventually culminated in the genocide."The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims," said Zarni in an exclusive…
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Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…
popularresistance.org/police-under-press…

US Government Expands Assange Indictment To Criminalize Assistance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. | Sarah Harrison, who was a section editor for WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a former spokesperson, and Jacob Appelbaum, a digital activist who represented WikiLeaks at conferences, are targeted as "co-conspirators" in the indictment [PDF], though neither have been charged with offenses. | No charges were added, however, it significantly expands the conspiracy to commit computer intrusion char…
popularresistance.org/us-government-expa…

DOJ's New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening "the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged." The names of certain organizations and individuals are masked, including that of a paid FBI informant who stole money from WikiLeaks and later confessed to having sex with nine underage boys in exchange for money and other valuables. | A decent chunk of the filing relates to Chelsea Manning, her interactions with Assange and other possi…
popularresistance.org/dojs-new-wikileaks…

ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence that erupted in the city last month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | The complaint alleges the use of force by Denver police, Denver sheriffs and Colorado State Patrol effectively "restricted, frustrated, and deterred" the First Amendment right of protesters in the city. The ACLU said police responded, "repeatedly with an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of forc…
popularresistance.org/aclu-files-federal…

Minneapolis Protesters Remember Breonna Taylor, Highlight Police Brutality Against Black Women
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Thousands of demonstrators have gathered at Powderhorn Park in southern Minneapolis, Minnesota, to honor the life of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was murdered in her Louisville, Kentucky, home during a botched raid carried out by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers on March 13.
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UN should support Palestine human rights: Rep
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) –Riadh Al-Mansoor, representative of Palestinian National Authority to UN, called on the United Nations and the international societies to support the interests and self-determination rights of all nations such as Palestine.
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Iran, Iraq emphasize strengthening security, peace cooperation
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need for bolstering the development, peace and security cooperation between the two nations.
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Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Tuesday 6/30: Virtual Protest Against Stolen SCOTUS: Fight Back for Fair Courts!
Invidisible, Demand Justice, other | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Online/virtual…
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Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Speakers from organizations supporting the unhoused, law students, and community members protested UC Hastings move to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in the middle of the pandemic. They started in front of the law school's Kane Hall and marched to the police station in the Tenderloin where they faced off with cops armed for battle.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883455…

[Clinical Picture] Myocarditis in a 16-year-old boy positive for SARS-CoV-2
Massimiliano Gnecchi, Francesco Moretti, Emilio Maria Bassi, Sergio Leonardi, Rossana Totaro, Luciano Perotti, Valentina Zuccaro, Stefano Perlini, Lorenzo Preda, Fausto Baldanti, Raffaele Bruno, Luigi Oltrona Visconti | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A 16-year-old boy was admitted to our emergency department, in Lombardy, complaining of intense pain in his chest–radiating to his left arm–which had started 1 h earlier. The day before he had a fever of 38 ∑3 ∞C that decreased after 100 mg of nimesulide. He reported no other symptoms, no medical history, and no contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31307-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Frontline nurses' burnout, anxiety, depression, and fear statuses and their associated factors during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China: A large-scale cross-sectional study
Deying HU, Yue KONG, Wengang LI, Qiuying HAN, Xin ZHANG, Li Xia ZHU, Su Wei WAN, Zuofeng LIU, Qu SHEN, Jingqiu YANG, Hong-Gu HE, Jiemin ZHU | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The frontline nurses experienced a variety of mental health challenges, especially burnout and fear, which warrant attention and support from policymakers. Future interventions at the national and organisational levels are needed to improve mental health during this pandemic by preventing and managing skin lesions, building self-efficacy and resilience, providing sufficient social support, and ensuring frontline work willingness.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30168-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Access to health care under threat in Afghanistan
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Attacks on hospitals and high numbers of COVID-19 cases among health workers could hamper access to health care. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31447-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Nature and nowness under lockdown
Rachel Clarke | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
"Death", wrote Saul Bellow in his acclaimed novel Humboldt's Gift, "is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything". 45 years have elapsed since he wrote these words, but they have surely never carried more weight. As we reel, stunned and awestruck, through the COVID-19 pandemic, the menace of death has inspired a profound attentiveness to–and gratitude for–the simplest moments of life. Amid the soaring death tolls, it has felt at times as though nothing–not least the natural world on our doorstep–will ever be taken for granted again.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31409-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Biomarkers in Down syndrome can help us understand Alzheimer's disease
Elizabeth Head, Beau Ances | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Down syndrome is associated with increased risk of developing early-onset Alzheimer's disease, primarily because of the overexpression of the APP gene on chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome, as a form of genetically determined Alzheimer's disease, represent one of the largest cohorts at risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease because virtually all adults with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's disease by age 40 years.1 However, the age range for the onset of cognitive decline is wide (from 70 years).
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James Learmonth Gowans
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Immunologist and science administrator. He was born in Sheffield, UK, on May 7, 1924, and died in Oxford, UK, on April 1, 2020, aged 95 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31410-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: The second wave
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The spectre of a second wave of COVID-19 hangs over us. Some infectious disease specialists believe that SARS-CoV-2 might be losing virulence. Most are less sanguine. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's Director-General, reported last week that "the pandemic is accelerating"–across the Americas, south Asia, and the Middle East. "The world is in a new and dangerous phase", he said. "The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible." The shadow of the 1918 influenza pandemic darkens our perspective.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31451-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment — Authors' reply
Richard N Price, Walter R J Taylor, Kamala Thriemer, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P Day | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
We agree with Harin Karunajeewa and Robert James that radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria needs to be deployed more widely. The question is, how do we achieve this? Shortening the treatment course and thereby improving adherence is an important step in the right direction.1 Primaquine regimens are usually extended over 14 days to reduce the daily dose and thereby improve tolerability and safety. The main adverse event risk is haemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30217-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Seminar] Pancreatic cancer
Jonathan D Mizrahi, Rishi Surana, Juan W Valle, Rachna T Shroff | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Pancreatic cancer is a highly fatal disease with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 10% in the USA, and it is becoming an increasingly common cause of cancer mortality. Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include family history, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tobacco use. Patients typically present with advanced disease due to lack of or vague symptoms when the cancer is still localised. High quality computed tomography with intravenous contrast using a dual phase pancreatic protocol is typically the best method to detect a pancreatic tumour and to determine surgical resectability.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30974-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Aletha Maybank: AMA's Chief Health Equity Officer
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The world has changed in the year since the American Medical Association (AMA) named Aletha Maybank as its first Chief Health Equity Officer and founder of the AMA's Center for Health Equity, dedicated to eliminating the barriers to optimal health for all patients. COVID-19 has exposed health inequities that have always existed, Maybank said. But when US Government data omitted the disease's impact on Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities, she advocated for a change. "You can't fix something that you don't measure", she said.
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[Articles] Clinical and biomarker changes of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study
Juan Fortea, Eduard Vilaplana, Maria Carmona-Iragui, Bessy Benejam, Laura Videla, Isabel Barroeta, Susana Fernández, Miren Altuna, Jordi Pegueroles, Víctor Montal, Silvia Valldeneu, Sandra Giménez, Sofía González-Ortiz, Laia Muñoz, Teresa Estellés, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Olivia Belbin, Valle Camacho, Liam Reese Wilson, Tiina Annus, Ricardo S Osorio, Sebastián Videla, Sylvain Lehmann, Anthony J Holland, Daniel Alcolea, Jordi Clarimón, Shahid H Zaman, Rafael Blesa, Alberto Lleó | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Down syndrome has a long preclinical phase in which biomarkers follow a predictable order of changes over more than two decades. The similarities with sporadic and autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease and the prevalence of Down syndrome make this population a suitable target for Alzheimer's disease preventive treatments.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30689-9/fulltext?rss=yes

A comparison of electronically-delivered and face to face cognitive behavioural therapies in depressive disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Candice Luo, Nitika Sanger, Nikhita Singhal, Kaitlin Pattrick, Ieta Shams, Hamnah Shahid, Peter Hoang, Joel Schmidt, Janice Lee, Sean Haber, Megan Puckering, Nicole Buchanan, Patsy Lee, Kim Ng, Sunny Sun, Sasha Kheyson, Douglas Cho-Yan Chung, Stephanie Sanger, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Although we found eCBT to have moderate evidence of effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression, high heterogeneity among studies precludes definitive conclusions for all outcomes. With the current reliance and accessibility of technology to increasing number of people worldwide, serious consideration in utilizing technology should be given to maximize accessibility for depression treatments. Our results found eCBT is at least as effective as face to face CBT, thus eCBT should be offered if preferred by patients and therapists.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30186-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment
Harin Karunajeewa, Robert James | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The main reason conventional primaquine regimens last 14 days is because this was the time taken to repatriate US military personnel by ship following active service in the Korean War.1 We therefore congratulate Walter Taylor and colleagues2 for finally upending an absurdly impractical 60-year-old legacy and setting a new standard of care. However, convincing policy makers and practitioners to implement this new standard of care presents challenges relating to how risk is perceived and managed.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30242-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Commentary] The resilience of Taiwan's health system to address the COVID-19 pandemic
Emeline Han, Shu-Ti Chiou, Martin McKee, Helena Legido-Quigley | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A new book by world-leading economists gives clear advice on how to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic: "Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes" [1]. Yet, countries that have done so are the exceptions rather than the rule — and one of them is Taiwan. With 446 cases and 7 deaths as 22nd of June 2020 in a population of 23.8 million, Taiwan has remained relatively unscathed so far despite its proximity to the virus epicentre [2]. How was Taiwan able to respond the way it did? Here, we examine Taiwan's response using the World Health Organization (WHO) health system building blocks [3].
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30181-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Minneapolis: 'Renaming police department, giving it a new mission statement is not what we need'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Minneapolis MN — The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) has come out against the city council's proposed Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment (2020-00668), that would rename the Minneapolis police department and would give the city council and mayor the power to anoint the head of the newly-named "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention." The measure was heard in the online city council meeting June 26. | Instead, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar advocates community control of the police via CPAC – an all-elected, all-civilian council with po…
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Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
History Suggests It Will Go Much Further…
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What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery?
news.un.org | 2020-06-27
As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil-fuel based business as usual.
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Lessons from the pandemic for the municipalists in Spain
Kate Shea Baird | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
The pandemic has damaged municipalism in Barcelona, but it has strengthened the municipalist hypothesis itself: our strength must be rooted in togetherness…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lessons-from-the-p…

The socio-economic crisis is aggravating the health crisis in Peru
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Peru is the second hardest hit country in Latin America and the seventh most severely affected nation globally by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite early and strict nationwide lockdown measures, the number of coronavirus cases have increased at an alarming rate. After 103 days of mandatory home quarantine and shutdown of economic activities, as of June 26, there are 272,364 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection and 8,939 deaths due to the disease in the country. The capital Lima is the most affected region with 153,068 cases and 4,029 deaths. | Although Peru was one of the first Latin American countries to im…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/27/the-socio…

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
Caroline Randall Williams | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/you-want-a-confede…

Anti-Maskers: Right or Selfish?
The HighWire with Del Bigtree | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. See also: "Do Masks and Respirators Prevent Viral Respiratory Illnesses?"
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/anti-maskers-…

New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
A new report gives an insight into the consequences of the city authorities' malign neglect as the virus spread amongst the homeless in the center of global finance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/home…

Minneapolis: 'Renaming police department, giving it a new mission statement is not what we need'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Minneapolis MN — The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) has come out against the city council's proposed Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment (2020-00668), that would rename the Minneapolis police department and would give the city council and mayor the power to anoint the head of the newly-named "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention." The measure was heard in the online city council meeting June 26. | Instead, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar advocates community control of the police via CPAC – an all-elected, all-civilian council with po…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/27/minneapolis-…

It's Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry
Robert Pollin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
The best way to defeat the fossil fuel companies is to bring the companies under public scrutiny and control, which should create a clear path for a relatively painless death over the next 20 years or so…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/its-time-to-nation…

Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!'
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Abolitionists are renewing their calls to abolish or at least defund campus police departments. This was first raised in Minneapolis, and now the demand is starting in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Campus police departments are rarely less viciously racist than city police and have less predictable behavior, but they are . . . | Continue reading Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!' at Workers.org
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On the picket line
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Workers stage 540 wildcats in support of BLM in June As of June 19, Payday Report's "Strike Tracking Map" showed 540 wildcat strikes in support of Black Lives Matter in the first three weeks of June. The week of June 8, #ShutDownStem strikes saw academic scientists go on strike at . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org
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The Business of Agriculture and Fiscal Prudence: The Vocabulary of the Oppressor
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
The deregulation of international capital flows (financial liberalisation) has effectively turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world's richest capitalists. Under…
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The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools
Z3K3 | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
Source: LA Progressive Photo by mikeledray/Shutterstock.com A great leap forward and victory is in sight On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" Read…
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'Long Past Time': House Passes DC Statehood
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
"This momentum for D.C. statehood must continue–and it's now time to abolish the legislative filibuster to make D.C. statehood possible."
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The absurdity of hiking oil prices amid lockdown and pandemic
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Taxing oil is the worst among all tax options when income sources have dried up. It will have the most deleterious effect on the level of output and employment…
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Bahrain: A Police State Built on Intimidation and Torture
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-27
Exclusive– Welcome to Bahrain, the cemetery of the living, the home of chambers of death, the kingdom of widespread impunity, police brutality, extrajudicial killings and repression. | Welcome to Bahrain, where the most gruesome arts of torture are heinously and systematically practised by the security services, including the use of electro-shock devices, forced standing techniques, suspension in painful positions (while handcuffed and exposed to extreme cold or hot temperature), medical negligence, beatings, threats of rape or murder and sexual abuse, etc. in order to inflict permanent suffering on the peac…
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Trump Using Pandemic to Wage War on Immigrants and Separate Families
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
It looks like the president's goal is to make America white…
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Economic crisis deepens as pandemic surges
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
San José, CA – For the second week in a row, new applications for state unemployment insurance or UI did not drop by much, despite economists' expectations. New claims for the week ending June 20 were 1.48 million, down only 28,000 from last week's initial estimate. New applications for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, fell by 42,000 to 728,000 last week. Together the PUA and state unemployment insurance applications topped 2.2 million, only slightly lower than the 2.27 million total for the week before. | Continuing claims for state unemployment insurance, PUA, the Federal Pandemic Emergency…
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Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Over a million workers on 60,000 ships, moving hither and yon through the world's oceans, transport 80 percent of the world's trade. Container ships carrying cell phones, computers and frozen meat; ore, oil and chemical transports — all the necessities of modern life — need crews to move them safely . . . | Continue reading Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID at Workers.org
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Economic crisis deepens as pandemic surges
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
San José, CA – For the second week in a row, new applications for state unemployment insurance or UI did not drop by much, despite economists' expectations. New claims for the week ending June 20 were 1.48 million, down only 28,000 from last week's initial estimate. New applications for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, fell by 42,000 to 728,000 last week. Together the PUA and state unemployment insurance applications topped 2.2 million, only slightly lower than the 2.27 million total for the week before. | Continuing claims for state unemployment insurance, PUA, the Federal Pandemic Emergency…
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Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after …
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South African Communist Party supports Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19
| workers.org | 2020-06-27
The South African Communist Party (SACP) issued this statement on June 19. The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes the progressive thrust of the Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against Covid-19. The statement was released on Thursday, 18 June 2020, following the summit, which was attended . . . | Continue reading South African Communist Party supports Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19 at Workers.org
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Italian metalworkers demonstrate demanding better working conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
On June 25, Thursday, major metalworkers unions in Italy gathered at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, demanding an improvement in work conditions post the COVID-19 crisis. The mobilization was called by unions, including the Federation of Italian Metal Mechanics (FIM), Italian Federation of Metal Workers (FIOM) and the Union of Italian Metal Mechanics Workers (UILM). The demonstrating workers alleged that many of the long-pending work-related disputes in the sector have not been resolved by the government. | FIOM general secretary Francesca Re David said, "You cannot think of leaving the COVID emergency while leaving u…
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COVID Is Skyrocketing in CA Prisons
Adnan Khan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
Why Haven't More People Been Released?>…
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Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism…
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Detroit Fiat Chrysler workers halt production for second day to demand COVID-19 protection
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
The mounting struggles by workers against the back-to-work drive highlight the immense power of the working class in the fight to halt the deadly pandemic and the corporate-government attack on jobs and living standards.
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American Fascism: It Has Happened Here
Sarah Churchwell | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.
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How does COVID-19 causes the loss of smell?
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
One of the myriad effects of COVID-19 is the loss of smell among some of the infected people. Rough estimates show that anywhere between 20% to 80% of the infected people suffer from this symptom. But how this happens still remains an elusive topic for the researchers. The open question is, does the virus enter the brain and impact the smell sensing part of it or does it affect the nose? More so, if the virus enters the brain, how does it do so? | Research and medical assessments hav…
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COVID-19 cases rise in Louisiana but governor refuses to reverse economic reopening
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
The state's Democratic governor says restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping malls, gyms and many other businesses can operate at 50 percent occupancy.
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UK Prime Minister Johnson Says Britain Ready for 'Australia Terms' of Brexit if No Deal Reached
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020, and is currently going through a transition period lasting until December 31, 2020. Until then, London and Brussels will be trying to negotiate further arrangements,…
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Week in Review — June 21st — 27th
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-27
By TruePublica Editor: It's been another dreadful week for Britain's PM Boris Johnson and the wider Tory party — as if that was remotely possible — but succeed they did. The week before, pollsters confirmed that Johnson's handling of the pandemic has not impressed anyone and so new Labour leader Keir Starmer's popularity roared ahead …
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Labour Calls on UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick to Clarify on New Tory Donor Row
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Hardly had the property development scandal involving tycoon Richard Desmond exhausted itself when Boris Johnson's cabinet minister found himself under new pressure – over a meeting with another Tory donor, whom his spokesperson directly referred to as "a family friend".
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Ethiopia to begin filling Nile dam in 2 weeks
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Ethiopia will start filling its $5 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile in two weeks, the government said on Saturday.The announcement came after an online summit of the leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt convened by the African Union (AU) for negotiations on guidelines for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).A statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said the three countries have agreed to continue the dialogue and reach a deal within the next two weeks."Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the GERD within the next two weeks, during which the remaining construction work will continue. It is i…
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Rights groups condemn harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Several international human rights groups released a statement on June 24, Wednesday, calling on the Sri Lankan government led by Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop the harassment and targeting of journalists in the country. The joint statement by Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Reporters Without Border, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch demanded that the government ensure the safety of senior journalist Dharisha Bastians, who continues to be persecuted for carrying out investigations against the autho…
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Japan Awards First-Ever Ninja Studies Degree
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
A Japanese university has awarded the first-ever degree in ninja studies.
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A Story of Resurrection
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose. — Michelle Rosenthall A feature on a local person usually doesn't go down the rabbit hole of a person's trauma and her battles scraping to get out of darkness. A few artists I've interviewed unleashed catharses into their personal journeys, including …
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Mother of murder victims says Met police officers 'dehumanised' her daughters by taking selfies at crime scene
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
The mother of two sisters who were murdered in a London park has criticised the Metropolitan Police after officers allegedly shared "inappropriate" photographs of the crime scene.Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, are believed to have been stabbed to death by a stranger at Fryent Country Park in north-west London. The incident occurred in the early hours of 6 June.Flowers at an entrance to Fryent Country Park following the murder (Dominic Lipinski/PA)While no one has been charged with their murder, two police officers have been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. They were arrested afte…
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Body found in search for missing teenager Noah Donohoe
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
A body has been found by police searching for missing Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe. | Police believe the body found in North Belfast at around 9.45am on Saturday 27 June is that of the missing 14-year-old, who has not been seen since the evening of 21 June. | Officers said they are continuing to provide support to his family and they have appealed to the public to refrain from speculation. | On Friday 26 June, officers found a bag containing the teenager's laptop, which was examined by specialist officers. | The discovery came after a member of the public responded to a specific appeal by police for help to find…
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Rishi Sunak is still leaving hundreds of thousands of people behind while saying he wants 'to protect as many jobs as possible'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
In March this year, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced several different schemes to offer financial support to businesses, employees, and self-employed people negatively affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The coronavirus job retention scheme ( CJRS) was one such scheme. It supports employees laid off because of coronavirus by paying up to 80% (maximum payment £2,500) of their monthly salary. | Additionally, HM Treasur…
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US states reverse reopening measures as coronavirus cases hit record high
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Texas and Florida have clamped down on bars as the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases per day in the US surged to an all-time high of 40,000.Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars to close, while Florida banned alcohol at all such establishments.Health experts have said a disturbingly large number of cases are being seen among young people who are going out again, often without wearing masks or observing other social-distancing rules. Abbott said: It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars. | t.co/HjottZHYQO
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Keir Starmer's Armed Forces Day pledge exposed the charlatan that he really is
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Keir Starmer has announced a revived approach to the military from the Labour Party, to coincide with Armed Forces Day. But his approach just cements the notion that the new, rather " Blue", Labour leader is little more than a political opportunist and charlatan; one who's willing to out-Tory the Tories in an a…
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"Pandemic II" Is Here & SURPRISE It's YOUR Fault, Mask Hysteria, GM Mosquitoes, BIOMILQ & Bill Gates
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-27
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/26/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Turkish industries operated during pandemic, says Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Turkish industries have continued production to a large extent even during the pandemic, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.Speaking during the launch ceremony of an environmental project via video link, Erdogan said: "Our industries continued production to a large extent, even during the pandemic. I believe in the next phase, we can make up for our production losses during the pandemic."The project aims to stop pollution and improve agriculture in the surrounding areas in the Marmara region, northwestern Turkey.Erdogan said 520 new factories in organized industrial sites were opened in the first fiv…
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Italy sends army to seal off southern cluster of virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Earlier this week, regional authorities ordered to quarantine the buildings and put about 700 inhabitants — mainly Bulgarians and Roma — under lockdown for 15 days.After executing more than 740 swab tests, 43 of the buildings' residents tested positive for coronavirus, the regional governor said on Friday. He pledged tough security measures to stop the outbreak and keep all residents inside the red zone.As police forces surrounded the area two days ago, tensions spiked between the buildings' inhabitants, who live in precarious conditions and rely mainly on seasonal work, and some of Mondragone's residents, who…
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Turkey says close to 170,000 people recovered from COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
A total of 1,984 people beat COVID-19 over the past day, bringing the overall count to 169,182, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, citing the Health Ministry data."The number of recoveries is 612 more than the number of infected people. This number was 96 yesterday," Koca noted.The country's death toll from the virus rose to 5,082, as it reported 17 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.Some 984 patients remain in intensive care, added Koca.Health care professionals conducted 45,213 tests for the disease in the past day, raising the total count to over 3.23 million.According to the test results, the total number of in…
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Italy sends army to seal off southern cluster of virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
The Italian government sent soldiers on Friday to isolate a group of buildings in the southern town of Mondragone, where a new cluster of coronavirus among seasonal workers has sparked clashes with residents.Earlier this week, regional authorities ordered to quarantine the buildings and put about 700 inhabitants — mainly Bulgarians and Roma — under lockdown for 15 days.After executing more than 740 swab tests, 43 of the buildings' residents tested positive for coronavirus, the regional governor said on Friday. He pledged tough security measures to stop the outbreak and keep all residents inside the red zone.As…
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Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections with 1,385 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Indonesia on Saturday reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus infections with 1,385 new cases, taking the total to 52,812, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.Yurianto also said there had been 37 more coronavirus-related deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 2,720.Separately, local authorities said that nine people aboard a flight from Indonesia to Cambodia tested positive after reaching Cambodia. Of them, one was Indonesian and eight Cambodians.
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Turkish forces discover 2 PKK winter hideouts
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
A terrorist in the custody of Turkish security forces revealed the location of 2 PKK terror group's winter hideouts.The terrorist, identified by the initials M.A. with the codename Mervan, was nabbed on June 20 in the southeastern province of Adiyaman.In an operation on June 25-26, nine different places were searched.Along with the two hideouts, a rag of the terror group, a stove, a solar panel, six batteries, 400 meters of copper wire, 75 small batteries, documents belonging to the organization and many life supplies were seized.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terr…
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Cricket: Pakistan to arrive in England on Sunday, then quarantine
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Pakistan's team will arrive in England on Sunday before entering a two-week quarantine period ahead of their tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.Three test matches and three T20 internationals are scheduled behind closed doors."They will start a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester before transferring to Derbyshire's The Incora County Ground on July 13 to accelerate their preparation ahead of the first Test, which will include two four-day internal warm-up matches," an ECB statement said.The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday that a total of 10 players, includin…
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'Existing tensions surfacing in new China-India row'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
The recent clashes between China and India are a manifestation of long-standing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, according to an expert on South Asian geopolitics."The Himalayan border problem between Pakistan, India, and China is not a new issue — it goes back at least 70 years," Umit Alperen, a researcher and professor, said in an online discussion with Cemal Demir, head of the Istanbul-based South Asia Strategic Research Center (GASAM).China and India's military clash can be seen as the surfacing of a tension that has been there for some time, and an escalation accelerated by domestic, r…
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EU holds off decision on borders, Americans set to be excluded
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final "safe list" of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded.Ambassadors from the 27 EU members convened from Friday afternoon to establish criteria for granting quarantine-free access from next Wednesday.A redrawn text of 10-20 countries was put to them, but many said they needed to consult first with their governments, diplomats said. The list did not include the United States, Brazil or Russia, one diplomat said.Discussions were continuing overnight, with the EU countries…
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Czech coronavirus cases rise just as holidays start
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
The Czech Republic recorded 168 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, authorities said, the highest daily rise in cases since early April just as the country is starting the two-month summer holiday season.It was also the fourth day of the last 10 showing a daily increase of more than 100. Over the past week, the eastern region of Karvina has been by far the most affected by the rise in cases, according to the Health Ministry website.Friday was the last day of school for most children and students, with their families getting ready for the holidays. Many Czechs will spend their holidays in the country rather th…
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Africa's coronavirus cases near 360,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 359,408, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.The death toll has risen to 9,283. The number of patients who have recovered hit 173,057.South Africa is the worst affected in terms of cases with a whopping 124,600, while Egypt follows with 62,800.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 23,300 cases, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.Egypt leads in terms of deaths losing 2,600 people to the virus, South Africa 2,300, Sudan 572, Nigeria 554 and Cameroon 313.Southern Africa registered 129,700 cases, 2,400 fat…
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Irish parliament elects Micheál Martin as prime minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Micheál Martin was elected as Ireland's new prime minister by parliament on Saturday to head a coalition tasked with tackling the economic repercussions of the coronavirus crisis and moving fast on climate action as demanded by its smallest member, the Greens.Martin's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties who have swapped power since emerging from opposing sides of Ireland's 1920s civil war, will rule together for the first time in the three-party government.Martin, who has held several senior ministries including health, trade, foreign affairs and education in previous administra…
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Iran reports 125 more fatalities from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Iran on Saturday confirmed 125 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,364.A further 2,456 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 220,180, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 180,661 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 2,928 patients remain in critical condition.Over 1.58 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari noted.Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 494,400 lives in 188 countries and regions.More than 9…
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Malaysia COVID-19 cases drop to 191
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
The number of active novel coronavirus cases dropped to 191 in Malaysia, according to health officials.General Directorate of Malaysian Health Ministry said cases increased to 8,606 with six additional infections while recoveries reached 8,294 with 23 patients leaving hospitals.A total of 121 patients died from the virus and the country did not report any deaths in the last 13 days.Malaysia has reported a single-digit case increase for the last four days and hopes to announce the stop of the spread of the virus in July.As part of COVID-19 measures, it declared a curfew March 18 and the normalization process began…
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Why Is This Ongoing American "Revolution" Bound To Fail?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Observed from outer space, the United States is in a revolutionary turmoil. Fires are burning, thousands of people are confronting police and other security forces. There are barricades, banners, posters, and there is rage. | Rage is well justified. Grievances run deep, through the veins of a confused and socially insecure population, in both cities and the countryside. Minorities feel and actually are oppressed. Indeed they have been disgracefully oppressed, since the birth of the country, over two centuries ago (see my latest report carried by this magazine). | There are some correct words uttered and written…
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People's Strike: An Open Letter To All Forces Fighting For Our Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
The "normal" world roiled by this pandemic is deeply unequal, inequitable, exploitative, extractive, and repressive. It is deeply fractured around capitalist colonialism, racial oppression, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion. It is this real world dystopia that has led to the needless death of more than 115,000 people in the United States of COVID-19, with at least 25,00 new infections daily. The vast majority of the infected and dead are Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. In the midst of the pandemic, it is this dystopian world that right-wing Republicans and neoliberal Democrats are determined to fo…
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The Pandemic As Part Of A Much Broader Crisis Of Civilisation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Covid-19 was first identified in November 2019 in the city of Wuhan. It is an infectious disease caused by a virus which is highly likely to have 'jumped' from a horseshoe bat to a human. This is widely known and yet it is striking how little is said about the actual implications. What are the impacts for us when humans can contract deadly diseases from animals? Is this normal? Or is it an isolated incident? | Sadly, such cases of viruses being transmitted to humans from vertebrates are certainly no exception. 60% of infectious diseases that affect humans originate from vertebrates. These are known as 'zoonotic'…
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Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity In The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. Eighty million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with the responsibility to promote and protect the fundamental human rights of its population? | While trillions of dollars were transferred to the corporate sector though the CARES Act meant to support the economy through the crisis, the state continues to igno…
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Call to March on the RNC: We Can't Breathe!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the Coalition to March on the RNC. | On Thursday, August 27, 2020 Donald Trump will be nominated to run for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention. He will deliver his acceptance speech in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. On that day, the Coalition to March on the RNC will hold a demonstration and march through downtown Jacksonville in opposition to Trump and his right-wing, reactionary agenda. Everyone who wants to defeat Trump in November is invited to march with the coalition. | The main slogan of…
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Call to March on the RNC: We Can't Breathe!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the Coalition to March on the RNC. | On Thursday, August 27, 2020 Donald Trump will be nominated to run for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention. He will deliver his acceptance speech in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. On that day, the Coalition to March on the RNC will hold a demonstration and march through downtown Jacksonville in opposition to Trump and his right-wing, reactionary agenda. Everyone who wants to defeat Trump in November is invited to march with the coalition. | The main slogan of…
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Postal Workers caravan delivers 2 million 'Save USPS' petitions to Washington
Mark Gruenberg | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
WASHINGTON–[June 23] 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 potential subsequent collapse.
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Coca-Cola Says It's Pausing Social Media Advertising Amid Push to Deal With Racist Online Content
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Quite a few corporate giants, like Unilever, Levi's, and Hershey's, have gone down the path of partially or fully freezing ad spending, in a bid to push social media platforms like Facebook to revise its policies over hate content.
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Margot Robbie Reportedly Set to Star in Pirates Caribbean Franchise, but Fans Want Johnny Depp Back
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Aussie Margot Robbie will reportedly lead the all-women cast in an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean spinoff, which is said to shift away from the portrayal of iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.
sputniknews.com/society/2020062710797360…

Tired of 'Reality TV-Presidency': Pundits Explain Biden's Sudden Popularity in Swing States
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
While Trump has already won a presidential election once despite polls suggesting he would be defeated, the discrepancy in numbers between him and his opponent, Joe Biden, is currently far greater than in 2016 between Trump and Clinton, meaning that POTUS might not succeed this time even with the Electoral College.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202006271079736…

Tehran Blast Took Place at Missile Production Facility, News Agency Claims, Citing Satellite Images
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
A large explosion woke up the residents of the Iranian capital with a huge dawn-like blaze seen to the east of the city. The blast, officially attributed to an explosion of a leaky gas tank, shattered windows in some buildings, but ultimately resulted in no casualties.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020062710797…

Bolton Claims Case Against Huawei's CFO Not Politically Motivated, Ready to Testify to Prove It
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
The memoir of Trump's former national security adviser has already made a lot of noise over claims questioning POTUS' ability to govern the nation, but now the book is starting to affect the US case against a top Huawei executive, whose legal defence is intending to use the memoir in her favour.
sputniknews.com/us/202006271079736369-bo…

So-called 'maximum pressure' to hit enemies themselves: Leader
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies' efforts to bring the Iranian nation to its knees is futile.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160240/So-called-ma…

Leader holds video conf. meeting with Judiciary officials
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — On the occasion of the National Judiciary Week Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei held a meeting via videoconference with a number of Judiciary officials on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/160236/Leader-hold…

Iran accounts for 90% of global opium confiscation
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guard of the Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NAJA) Second Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said on Sat. that Iran accounts for 90% of global opium confiscation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160228/Iran-account…

EU rejects US lawmakers' call to designate Hezbollah as terrorist org
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — European Union has rejected the call by a group of US senators to designate all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization and ban its activities in the continent.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160239/EU-rejects-U…

US, Europe back crimes of MEK: Mousavi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi described the United States and Europe as a supporter of the crimes committed by the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), that was responsible for assassination of Ayatollah Beheshti in 1981.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160237/US-Europe-ba…

Trump's talks offer with Venezuela, Iran doesn't mean policy shift: Argentinian Prof
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The head of the International Relations Area for the Observatory of International Trade at the National University of Lujan in Argentina believes that US hostile policies toward Iran and Venezuela will continue despite Donald Trump's willingness to talk with Tehran and Caracas.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160225/Trump-s-talk…

World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 — an unprecedented number.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160250/World-Refuge…

TEDPIX ready to touch 1.5mn points
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Registering a growth of 46,800 points on Saturday, TEDPIX, the major index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), stood at 1,466,000 points.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160247/TEDPIX-ready…

Police seize over 161 kg of illicit drugs in SW Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The anti-narcotics police forces of Iran's southwestern province of Bushehr have seized over 161 kilograms of different illicit drugs.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160260/Police-seize…

Attack on Iraq's resistance HQ, failed plan for dismantling 'Hash al-Sha'abi'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The recent attack on Iraq's Hashd al-Sha'abi [Popular Mobilization Unit, PMU] Headquarters was aimed at conducting preparatory operations to assess the availability of conditions for dismantling this group.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160232/Attack-on-Ir…

COVID-19 cases surpass 220,000 in Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected 2,456 people and claimed the lives of 125 patients in the past day, a senior health official said.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160241/COVID-19-cas…

Police seize over 1.4 tons of narcotics in Iran's Saravan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan have confiscated over 1.4 tons of illicit drugs in Saravan County, said the police chief on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160235/Police-seize…

Malaysia calls for global consensus against West Bank annexation
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) –Malaysian Prime Minister called for a global consensus to counter the West Bank annexation plan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160257/Malaysia-cal…

Iran ranks second in plasma therapy: IBTO
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — CEO of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization said that Iran is ranked as the second country for conducting the Convalescent Plasma Therapy plan, while the US falls one step behind Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160246/Iran-ranks-s…

Hashd al-Sha'abi launches anti-ISIL operation in E Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Iraqi PMU, better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi announced on Saturday that the forces have launched an anti-ISIL operation in Diyala province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160243/Hashd-al-Sha…

Indian bank eyes non-oil imports from Iran to sustain rupee-rial trade
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — India's UCO Bank is exploring the avenues to keep the rupee payment mechanism with Iran alive, amid the challenges made by the US' unilateral sanctions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160238/Indian-bank-…

The Heat: Former U.S. Natl. Security Adviser's controversial memoir
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-27
As the title claims — John Bolton was in "the room where it happened." The Heat goes inside the pages of the former U.S. National Security Adviser's White House memoir.
america.cgtn.com/2020/06/27/the-heat-for…

Neil Ferguson on scientific advice, lockdown and countering new outbreaks
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-27
The UK may need "targeted" interventions to suppress coronavirus flare-ups as lockdown eases, says the head of Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198773/neil-ferguson-scientific-advice-lockdown-countering

Unmasking the Ku Klux Klan
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883460…

End of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife"
Pepe Eggers | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. | The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. | Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

Saturday 7/4: July 4th: INDEPENDENCE from WAR! Banner Drops
TOBY | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
I-80 Pedestrian Bridge, just south of University Ave. | Meet up in parking lot in southwest corner of I-80 & University Ave. at 9: 50am.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives
Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Changing the Culture of Policing in Our Community and Beyond
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
"Changing the Culture of Policing in our Community and Beyond" Santa Cruz, California, Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Audio recording…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out
indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Monterey Park, Capitola…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Stop SF City Privatization Of Balboa Reservoir For Developers
repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
The speculators and developers who run the San Francisco Planning Commission are supporting the privatization of the Balboa reservoir for speculators and developers including Avalon. It will come before the SF Board Of Supervisors in early August…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883463…

Friday 6/26: Juneteenth Farm to Fork Friday – California State Capitol
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
11th and L Street | Across from California State Capitol Building…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883459…

Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883464…

OPPOSE Wiener & the Worst Bills of 2020 and Back 1 Good Bill! Instantly Act Below on These
repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
The divisive and now-dead SB 50, by Bay Area state Sen. Scott Wiener, would have banned single-family zoning, allowed10-unit luxury apartments on ANY residential block, and allowed apartments several stories high in low-density communities.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883464…

First Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz
Oakland Privacy | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883460…

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
To disrupt working-class and youth solidarity, the two capitalist parties and various reactionary elements in the upper-middle class are stooping to new lows to promote racial divisions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Sunday 6/28: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Film & Discussion on Climate & Indigenous Rights (online)
Unitarian Univeralist Association | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Online/virtual…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

WorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
WorkWeek looks at the role of the police, police terror, labor and the AFL-CIO. The police have been expelled from the MLK Jr. Labor Council in Seattle after a debate and participants discuss the issue. Also WorkWeek looks at termination of Chicago ATU 241 bus driver and Executive Board member Erek Slater.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883462…

Saturday 7/4: DEMILITARIZE banner drop
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280, in the Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park vicinity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

Saturday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2020
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Ferry Building, Embarcadero. Meet between the Farmer's Market and Starbucks. Observe social distancing and mask requirements before and during the ride…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883462…

Sunday 7/5: LaborFest 2020: Walk — San Francisco General Strike
Gifford Hartman | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
This is a free 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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883466…

How Plagiarized News Affects a State's Political Stance Worldwide!
Millie Oscar | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
If you are wondering how plagiarized news can affect the reputation of the state, then you are in the right place! Today we are going to help you out in knowing that how plagiarism can ruin your reputation may it be in a field of life! People usually don't care about plagiarism and feel like they own the content that is available on the web as their own property, but we will like you guys to know that if you are of the same view, then you are simply deluded by your thought!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883464…

Rally and March Show LBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter
Community Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they occupied several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is?
Students For Accountability | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 25Jun
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 25.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883459…

Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream
United We Dream & others | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

Trump's 'Alternate History' and Rejection of Facts
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-27
Future historians will scratch their heads when researching the annals and archives of the Donald Trump administration. Trump's denial of basic facts about history, science, and even the weather will undoubtedly result in his administration and the subsequent fall-out from it being called the "Age of Unreason." Trump and his administration often seize on erroneous information and turn them into, in what is in their minds, irrefutable facts. One example has been Trump's insistence that the 1918 influenza occurred in 1917. Trump and his advisers discount the fact that the "1918 flu" is thus named because it was fir…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/27/tr…

Rewriting History & Rehabilitating George W. Bush
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-27
To hear Barack Obama now making the claim that Bush was committed to the rule of law and human rights is just the latest betrayal of a Democratic Party that has systematically prevented a reckoning for the crimes of the 43rd president, a party that is clearly uninterested in truth or accountability, and is more than willing to rewrite history to advance its political goals.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/27/re…

Censorship as a Way to Instill and to Impose LIes
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-27
When the truth is censored, lies become imposed and enforced, by removing truth and leaving lies in its place. That's what propaganda is. It depends on censorship. Only propagandists and their victims (suckers — the people who are fooled by propagandists) want there to be any censorship, at all. Wherever there are censors, there should be no trust; but, unfortunately, some individuals trust censors. Some individuals are fools: they invite being deceived. They want others to filter what they see and hear; they don't do, themselves, whatever filtering that there will be; they trust others to do it for them. T…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/27/ce…

Now Is the Time to Shed Our Middle Eastern Burdens
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-27
Washington's decades-long obsessive hostility toward Iran has produced toxic results. It's apparent that the European allies increasingly chafe at that policy and want a change. Until now, the close U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia inhibited any chance of a meaningful policy change, despite European wishes for a more balanced stance toward Iran.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/27/no…

How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/how-racism-i…

Stop Treating Israel as a State Above the Law and End Annexation
Saeb Erekat | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
With only a few days left until 1 July, the date included in the Israeli government coalition agreement to further advance the annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, it has become clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President…
globalresearch.ca/stop-treating-israel-s…

The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-26
Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. 80 million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-responsib…

The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. 80 million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/the-responsi…

Resist Evictions and Foreclosures
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest. Political protest demonstrations used to be weekend affairs in which angry leftists shouted at empty government offices before shuffling home Sunday afternoon to gear up for the workweek. With out of four workers having filed for unemployment and many more working from home, tens of…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/resist-evict…

Manufacturing Weapons Isn't an Industry–It's a Death Sentence
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-06-26
Trump visited a shipyard in Wisconsin this week to christen a new fleet of high-tech warships.
progressive.org/dispatches/manufacturing…

Battleground States: The Time for Manufacturing Weapons of War Has Passed as a Viable Industry for Our Nation
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2020-06-26
Promotional image of the Italian frigate the U.S. Navy is adapting for construction at Marinette. (Photo: Fincantieri) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/06/26/battle…

How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of "unstinting support" for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.
therealnews.com/stories/how-is-biden-dif…

PDF of June 25 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-26
Download the 12-page PDF. Juneteenth: Racist cops, statues under siege; Finishing the unfinished revolution Black Trans Lives Matter; Uprising vs. cops and more; Tulsa reparations, 1921 to 2020; Workers resist racism, union-busting; Indigenous-Black solidarity; Colonizers, enslavers toppled; ILWU shuts down West Coast; Stop police terror! Palestine to U.S.; WORLD: Virus . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 25 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49647/?utm_source=rs…

Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage
Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

America's War against the People of Korea: The Historical Record of US War Crimes
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
"the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population during the 37-month long "hot" war, 1950-1953, an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerence of another." (War Veteran Brian Willson)…
globalresearch.ca/americas-war-against-t…

The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
At a time when the world is crying out for justice, it behooves Israel to reverse its destructive policies toward Palestinians — and responsible journalism to ignore the bullies and tell the truth.
mintpressnews.com/killing-ahmad-erekat-i…

Activists Urge US Dept of Agriculutre to Deny Deadly New Monsanto GMO-Herbicide Combo
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
The US is considering approving the product even as Monsanto juggles multiple multi-million dollar lawsuits from cancer patients over its deadly Roundup herbicide.
mintpressnews.com/activists-urge-departm…

Is America a Failed State? Trump's COVID Response Has Many Saying "Yes"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
Evident by its response to COVID-19, its brutal crackdown on racial-justice protesters, and its inability to hold free and fair elections, experts are in agreement: the United States is a nation in decline.
mintpressnews.com/united-states-failed-s…

UN Warns Many Will "Starve to Death" in Yemen as Saudi Fuel Blockade Hinders COVID-19 Battle
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
According to the Yemen Oil Company, at least 15 tankers carrying over 419,789 tons of fuel have been trapped at sea for over a month despite being checked and issued permits by both the Saudi-led Coalition and the UN, plunging Yemen into an unprecedented fuel shortage.
mintpressnews.com/houthi-officials-say-r…

Eastern Partnership of Post-Soviet States Gives Members False Illusions of Joining the EU
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The Eastern Partnership is a joint policy initiative created in 2009 which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six eastern neighbors: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Although many …
globalresearch.ca/eastern-partnership-gi…

Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!"
Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Statues of slaveholders and reactionaries are coming down, while a statue of Lenin goes up
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-26
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), erected a state of Lenin in front of their party headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 20. More than 1100 people took part in the event. | In her welcome speech, Gabi Fechtner, Party Chairwoman of the MLPD, declared, "I was often asked during the past weeks whether the erection of the statue was intended as a provocation. No, but perhaps it is the breaking of a certain taboo — the taboo that in this society one should not even talk about the achievements of socialism and about its representatives. For the sake of bringing down anti-communism's reservati…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/statues-slav…

Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx: 'Death to Slavery'
John Wight | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
On page 405 of the folio edition of the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln there is a letter dated January 19 1863. It is titled "To the Workingmen of Manchester, England" and begins: "I have the honor to acknowledge …
globalresearch.ca/abraham-lincoln-karl-m…

Racism and the Neoliberal Consensus
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
In the midst of protests and the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement, race is once again being put forward as the social axis most in need of rectification. From the perspective of 'racial capital,' the ills of capitalism can't be meaningfully addressed until white supremacy has been defeated. From a left perspective grounded in Marx and history, race is a product of capitalism, not its cause. The economic relationships of indentured servitude and slavery both preceded the concept of race. And the iterative view begins with economic relationships to claim that at some point race became a causal factor in it…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/racism-and-t…

Statues of slaveholders and reactionaries are coming down, while a statue of Lenin goes up
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-26
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), erected a state of Lenin in front of their party headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 20. More than 1100 people took part in the event. | In her welcome speech, Gabi Fechtner, Party Chairwoman of the MLPD, declared, "I was often asked during the past weeks whether the erection of the statue was intended as a provocation. No, but perhaps it is the breaking of a certain taboo — the taboo that in this society one should not even talk about the achievements of socialism and about its representatives. For the sake of bringing down anti-communism's reservati…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/statues-…

Twenty-five years since the death of Ed Winn
wsws.org | 2020-06-26
Twice the presidential candidate of the Workers League, Ed Winn fought for Marxist principles throughout the American and international working class. He was a New York City transit worker for 22 years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/26/winn…

The War That Time Forgot
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
I hear it all the time. The most crucial decision of this century was the vote to go to war against Iraq. It's meant to serve as a political line of demarcation, a sure-fire way to determine which politicians, celebrities and news personalities you can trust. But there's little question, to my mind at least,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/the-war-that…

The Dangerous Incompetence of Narendra Modi and Jair Bolsonaro
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
Alarming news about the COVID-19 disease comes from Brazil and India, where the infection numbers are high, and the death count grows steadily…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-dangerous-inco…

New US Anti-China Measure: Towards Rupture and Confrontation with China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
Both right wings of the US one-party state are pushing things toward rupturing relations with China, risking direct confrontation. | The so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) is the latest shoe to drop. | Unanimously approved by the Senate on Thursday, it's …
globalresearch.ca/new-us-anti-china-meas…

War Crimes: US Destruction of North Korea Must Not be Forgotten
Brett Wilkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
For a brief moment in the summer of 1945 there was joy in Korea. | Koreans, who had suffered 35 years of of brutal Japanese colonial occupation prior to Tokyo's defeat in World War II, celebrated what they believed was their …
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The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools: a Great Leap Forward and Victory is in Sight
Eric Mann | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" a reality. Her motion, expressing gratitude to the national Black uprising, called for cutting the…
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Geopolitical Destabilization: India's US-Backed "Decoupling" from China Is a Very Dangerous Development
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
For all intents and purposes, India seems to have unofficially decided to "decouple" itself from its "fellow" BRICS and SCO "partner" China, but this US-backed development is dangerous since the South Asian state might not be able to survive the …
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US Supreme Court rules recent asylum seekers have no right to habeas corpus or due process
wsws.org | 2020-06-26
As in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Supreme Court made the most sweeping anti-democratic ruling possible.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/26/scot…

The End of Asylum? Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-26
The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt.
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The Supreme Court Just Took a Hammer to the Asylum Process
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-06-26
The Supreme Court Just Took a Hammer to the Asylum Process…
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Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-26
The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt.
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20 Million Could Lose Health Coverage As Trump Aims to End Obamacare
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-26
The Trump administration filed a late-evening briefing to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, joining a number of states urging justices to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the signature health care law passed by the Obama administration. | Repeal of the ACA, which is sometimes called "Obamacare," could cause significant harm to the American people, particularly those who depend on the program to access health insurance through state exchanges. If the law were to end suddenly, it's es…
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Scheer Intelligence: For Many Young People, Socialism Is As American As Apple Pie
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
In the devastating aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many young Americans who felt betrayed by capitalism were introduced to socialism by Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns. Meagan Day, a staff writer for the popular left-wing magazine Jacobin and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), serves as an example of how the Vermont senator radicalized a generation with a platform that called for policies like Medicare for All and tuition-free college. Day credits Sanders with her decision to choose socialism when she felt the time came to "pick a side" in American politics and has since been w…
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Sanders Unveils Amendment to Slash Pentagon Budget by $74 Billion
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-26
With the Senate preparing to vote on an annual defense policy bill calling for $740.5 billion in military spending for fiscal year 2021, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday delivered a floor speech in support of his new amendment aiming to cut the proposed Pentagon budget by 10% — a…
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Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.The text calls the government to "play a leading role at European and multilateral level in order to set up a list of effective countermeasures to respond proportionately to any Israeli annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory."The resolution acknowledges the fact that some states might veto EU sanctions. So it sugge…
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Fine Gael backs Ireland's 3-party coalition deal
rt.com | 2020-06-26
The Fine Gael party of Irish acting PM Leo Varadkar became the first of three potential government partners on Friday to ratify a coalition deal. The votes of Fianna Fail and Green Party members are still being counted. | Lawmakers from Ireland's two dominant center-right parties agreed to govern together for the first time, in a deal that will put the Greens at the center of policymaking. The agreement will also end a political stalemate triggered by an inconclusive election in February. | The smaller Green Party require two-thirds support — a higher bar than the larger parties, which could still scupper…
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PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/pa-political…

Preserve the Racist Statues
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-06-26
Rather than erase our racist past, let's put it in a museum where it can be remembered as a lesson of the blood-soaked roots of the United States.
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Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-06-26
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/26/work…

Imran Khan on Pakistani-US Relations: 'We Will Not Fight Their War'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took credit for holding successful peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban on behalf of the US, stating that the world has acknowledged Islamabad's efforts toward reconciliation in the region.
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