2020-06-30: News Headlines

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-30). The Fall of Eliot Engel: Israel-Firster Defeated in Congressional Primary. globalresearch.ca Sometimes listening to the morning news on television is a bit like entering into an alternate universe. Last Wednesday, the day after primary elections in New York State, CBS News reported that New York Congressman Eliot Engel was "facing a …

Ben Norton (2020-06-30). Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico. mronline.org Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-30). Trump Regime Further Escalates "Get Tough" on China Policy. Adding Fuel to the Fire… globalresearch.ca US policy toward China shifted over time from the 19th century's "yellow peril" to today's public enemy No. 1 — unrelated to any threat, none posed by its ruling authorities. | As the US declines, its grip on world leadership eroding, …

Scott Ritter (2020-06-30). New York Times Takes Anti-Russian Hysteria to New Level with Report on Russian 'Bounty' for US Troops in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca The New York Times published an article claiming that Russia was paying out monetary bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan. There's just one problem — none of what they reported was true. | As news reporting goes, …

Honaida Ghanim (2020-06-30). 'Annexation has made the Palestinian struggle anti-colonial once again'. zcomm.org While it will be hard to stop annexation, this moment presents an opportunity to bring the struggle back to basics…

Yves Engler (2020-06-30). How Venezuela helped defeat Canada's Security Council bid. mronline.org Was Canada defeated in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because of Justin Trudeau's effort to overthrow Venezuela's government? Its intervention in the internal affairs of another sovereign country certainly didn't help.

Mindy Isser (2020-06-30). How an Old-School Union Got Behind Socialist Running on GND. zcomm.org Toward the end of his campaign, Nikal Saval was endorsed by Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a powerful union—and machine institution—in Philadelphia politics…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-30). VIDEO: The 2020 Economic Crisis. Global Poverty, Unemployment and Despair. globalresearch.ca We are living one of the most serious crises in modern history. | According to Michel Chossudovsky, the coronavirus pandemic is used as a pretext and a justification to close down the global economy, as a means to resolving a …

Norman Solomon (2020-06-30). Defying "the Madness of Militarism" zcomm.org Co-chairs of California's huge delegation, Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, have an opportunity to directly challenge the Democratic Party's default embrace of what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism"

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-30). Why is this Ongoing American "Revolution" Bound to Fail? dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-30). Bombing People Is Not Feminist, No Matter How You Spin It. thealtworld.com Have you heard the good news, ladies? You too can bomb the Middle East! | Some corporate media have recently been taken with the "inspirational" story of Emily Thompson, the first woman to pilot the The New York Post (

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-30). NATO's Appeasement to Turkey Is Pushing France Out of the Alliance. globalresearch.ca French President Emmanuel Macron created a stir last November when he said that NATO is experiencing a "brain death." This single comment created a flurry of reactions as Member States attempted to justify the existence of NATO. Macron's comments must …

Staff (2020-06-30). Climate Crisis: Historic Arizona Wildfires May Worsen COVID-19. therealnews.com Over 400,000 acres of wildfires burn in Arizona in a devastating opening to Southwest's wildfire season. And neighboring California has approved more fracking in a 97% Latino town as oil tankers spew pollution.

Sierra Club (2020-06-30). øCómo construir una coalición de diversidad? peoplesworld.org En enero, el concejo de la ciudad de Richmond, California, votó para prohibir el transporte y almacenamiento de carbón y coque de petróleo dentro de los límites de la ciudad. Las razones citadas en la legislación eran locales: mover y almacenar carbón y polvo de coque que se ha relacionado con el cáncer y las …

Eds. (2020-06-30). Dialectical Confusion: On Jason Moore's Posthumanist Marxism. mronline.org What constitutes acceptable Marxist theory is a topic of endless debate. Over the past few decades, much ink has been devoted to how we should go about reconciling Marxism and ecological concerns.

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-30). The Memorials to Judah Benjamin. thealtworld.com Jewish slave-owners exempt from attacks by #BLM? | The current wrath directed against anything or anyone having had anything to do with slavery or even racial discrimination includes destroying historical memorials and monuments as well as changing names that have stood for more than a century. Much of it has been focused on white nominally Christian males, mostly of Anglo-Saxon stock, understandable as the United States was a child of Great Britain and a majority of the country's leaders for nearly two centuries came from families descended from the British Isles. | Slavery in the United States version is, of co…

James Bovard (2020-06-30). Bill Clinton's Serbian War Atrocities Exposed in New Indictment. counterpunch.org President Bill Clinton's favorite freedom fighter just got indicted for mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and other crimes against humanity. In 1999, the Clinton administration launched a 78-day bombing campaign that killed up to 1500 civilians in Serbia and Kosovo in what the American media proudly portrayed as a crusade against ethnic bias. That war, like most of the pretenses of U.S. foreign policy, was always a sham.

Staff (2020-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2020. democracynow.org SCOTUS Strikes Down Draconian Louisiana Abortion Law, SCOTUS Rules on Federal Executions, Trump's Ability to Fire Head of CFPB, Funding of Int'l AIDS Projects, States Mandate Face Masks, Impose New Restrictions as Cases Surge Across U.S., WHO Says "The Worst Is Yet to Come" as Scientists Study New Flu Strain That Could Become Pandemic, Judge Sets March Trial Date for Police Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Madison Schools Vote to End Police Contract; Protesters Unfurl Breonna Taylor Banner in Louisville, Shooting at Seattle's CHOP Kills One Teenager, Injures Another, Twitch Suspends Trump's Channel; Reddit and Y…

Staff (2020-06-30). "Moment of Elation": In 1st Big Abortion Case of Trump Era, SCOTUS Strikes Down Strict Louisiana Law. democracynow.org In the first big ruling on abortion in the Trump era, the Supreme Court has struck down a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana that would have left the state with just one abortion clinic. The 2014 law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, an onerous requirement that often made it impossible for abortion providers to continue to operate. "It was a moment of elation," says Lakeesha Harris, director of reproductive health and justice at Women with a Vision, a women's rights organization based in New Orleans. "Many of us have been working…

Staff (2020-06-30). #OccupyCityHall: Mayor's "Tone Deaf" Pledge to Move $1B from NYPD Budget Fails to Satisfy Protesters. democracynow.org New York police have closed in on peaceful protesters camped outside City Hall who are demanding $1 billion be cut from the police department's $6 billion budget, as the city approaches its July 1 budget deadline. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a budget deal that would move $1 billion in NYPD funding in an apparent nod to protesters' demands, but organizers say they're not satisfied. "All they've really done is shifted money from the NYPD budget over to school safety officers," says Bianca Cunningham with the #OccupyCityHall encampment, who adds that school safety officers still contribute to a school-to-prison p…

Staff (2020-06-30). NAACP's Derrick Johnson on Mississippi's State Flag, Trump's White Power Tweet & Boycotting Facebook. democracynow.org In a historic vote, the Mississippi state Legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, making it the last state to do so, after an ongoing nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality and a mounting pressure campaign in Mississippi. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, says it has been a "long journey" to change the Mississippi flag. "We've had to fight both against the symbol of racial oppression, the revisionist history of racial oppression, and now the next step is to fight against the structural racism that's embedded in the public policy, not o…

Staff (2020-06-30). NJ Latinx Parents & Students Fight Robert Wood Johnson Plan to Demolish Public School. democracynow.org In a story Democracy Now! has followed closely, Juan González shares an update on efforts to prevent the demolition of the Lincoln Annex public school in New Brunswick, New Jersey. City officials are trying to proceed with demolishing the public school this summer, in a move that would force 760 students to be bused to other schools for years, and parents and local activists are holding a rally in front of the Lincoln Annex School. "They want to keep the pressure on in the streets and to call on allies … who support public education, who are against gentrification and the abuse of immigrants, to join the rally,…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Pompeo: US told Taliban not to attack Americans. yenisafak.com US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a video conference with Taliban Deputy and chief negotiator Mullah Baradar, the State Department said Tuesday.The two men discussed Monday the implementation of the US-Taliban peace agreement, according to a statement by spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus."The Secretary made clear the expectation for the Taliban to live up to their commitments, which include not attacking Americans," said Ortagus, who did not provide information about reports of Russian payments to Taliban militants for targeting American troops in Afghanistan.The New York Times reported late last week that a Russ…

_____ (2020-06-30). The Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile. popularresistance.org All western mass media outlets are now shrieking about the story The New York Times first reported, citing zero evidence and naming zero sources, claiming intelligence says Russia paid out bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan for attacking the occupying forces of the US and its allies in Afghanistan. As of this writing, and probably forevermore, there have still been zero intelligence sources named and zero evidence provided for this claim. | As we discussed yesterday, the only correct response to unsubstantiated claims by anonymous spooks in a post-Iraq invasion world is to assume that they are lyi…

_____ (2020-06-30). Trump's Second Thoughts On Juan Guaido Are Not Enough. popularresistance.org After nearly a year and a half of all-out efforts at regime change in Venezuela which took a major toll on the Venezuelan people, Donald Trump now tells the world he was never big on the strategy in the first place. On Friday, the U.S. president appeared to shove the blame onto advisers, and added "I think that I wasn't necessarily in favor" of the policy of recognizing Juan Guaidó as president, but "I was OK with it." | Trump's statements made it seem as if Guaidó's only sin was that he did not manage to seize power. This might-makes-right mindset belies what is happening on the ground in Venezuela which is much…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). DoD Doesn't Know, But 'Unnamed Sources' Do? Officials Say Trump Knew About Bounty Claims for a Year. sputniknews.com Last Friday's New York Times piece citing anonymous intelligence officials on an alleged Russian plot to offer rewards to Taliban-linked militants to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan has been criticized and condemned from all sides, with Moscow, the White House and even the Taliban itself dismissing the newspaper's claims.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Trump Not Briefed on 'Unverified' Intel Allegations of Russian Collusion With Taliban – O'Brien. sputniknews.com Groundless allegations that Russia offered reward money to Taliban militants for killing American soldiers, published in a recent article in The New York Times, have been denied by Moscow, the White House and the Taliban itself.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). A permanent member of UNSC has violated Res. 2231: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] has violated the UN-drafted Resolution 2231 on Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

Staff (2020-06-30). Trump Is Either Lying or Out of the Loop on Afghanistan. Both Are Bad. truthout.org The corporate media has been straining at its collective leash since the weekend, firing a volley of barks our way about Russian intelligence agents paying the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers, and my God, did Donald Trump know? The high dudgeon in these reports is unmistakable; one CNN It's a story that has everything, if you l…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-30). Another anti-Russian smear from the New York Times. indybay.org Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes the New York Time's ongoing aversion to facts. [Illustration shows how a current Google Search simply amplifies the propaganda.]…

Iris M. Crawford (2020-06-30). Closing the political gender gap. peoplesworld.org Since 1971, the number of women elected to serve in state legislatures has more than quintupled. This is an important advance, but on a fundamental level, we need to do even more to close the gender gap in politics and truly reflect the diverse nature of our country. The barriers that facilitate gender-based inequities must …

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-30). WW commentary The monuments of racism continue to fall. workers.org On June 27, Trump signed a reactionary executive order saying that states and cities could lose their federal funding for failing to protect monuments and statues from being either defaced or pulled down. Protest against statue of racist Andrew Jackson, Washington D.C. The order was a reaction to countrywide protests . . . |

Jamal Rich (2020-06-30). Prison and police abolition: Re-imagining public safety and liberation. peoplesworld.org Since the Trayvon Martin murder in 2012 and the Ferguson uprising in 2014, the Movement for Black Lives has further developed its demands from so-called 'reformist' reforms such as new police training methods, "community policing," body cameras, and diversity in hiring to a more militant stance of defunding and eventually abolishing the police in the …

Candice Yanez (2020-06-30). A win for women's rights win at the Supreme Court. liberationnews.org On June 29, the Supreme Court overturned an abortion restriction law in its decision in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. The case posed a direct threat to abortion rights in the United States, and the decision is a win for women's rights. Although the court has a conservative, anti-abortion majority, this decision was no …

Wayne Nealis (2020-06-30). Minneapolis protesters demand removal of Bob Kroll. peoplesworld.org Minneapolis — Protesters rallied outside the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation (MPOF) Thursday demanding an end to police violence. After hearing from some speakers they marched to the MPD's second precinct on Central Avenue. Organizers raised a new demand challenging the city to "break the contract" with the MPOF if the Federation's leadership is unwilling to …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-30). Supreme Court tosses Louisiana anti-abortion law, drawing cheers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—By a 5-4 margin, with GOP-named Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 threw out a restrictive Louisiana anti-abortion law. That drew cheers from pro-choice and women's rights groups, who warned, however, that the fight over the right to choose continues, both in the courts and at …

Eds. (2020-06-30). U.S.: Four men charged for attempting to take down Jackson Statue. mronline.org Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and a slave owner, in 1830, he signed into law the Indian Removal Act, leading to the deadly expulsion of Native Americans.

Albert Bender (2020-06-30). Trump has turned the White House into the Madhouse. peoplesworld.org On Thursday, June 25, Trump stated he had only "sarcastically" claimed that lowering COVID testing would decrease the nation's infection rates. This was in the wake of the furor caused by his denial of several days that the comment at the Tulsa rally was "sarcasm," "tongue in-cheek," or a "joke" as contended by White House …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-30). House OKs anti-redlining bill, 230-178. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—GOP President Donald Trump's regime wants to let banks redline communities of color. The Democratic-run U.S. House doesn't—and with backing from organized labor, civil rights, and community groups, the Dems won a 230-178 straight party-line vote on the issue. Technically, what was on the table on June 29 was a joint resolution, HJRes 90, to …

Thierry Meyssan (2020-06-30). Comment les Deux Grands peuvent établir la paix au Grand Moyen-Orient. thealtworld.com Pour faire la paix, c'est assez simple : il suffit d'arrêter de se faire la guerre. Mais au Grand Moyen-Orient, c'est beaucoup plus compliqué, parce qu'il y a une multitude d'acteurs pour qui une solution, quelle qu'elle soit, doit satisfaire les revendications contradictoires. Dans ces conditions, aucune paix ne peut être totalement juste, mais elle peut au moins, et doit, garantir la sécurité de tous. | Cet article fait suite à : ´

Miko Peled (2020-06-30). Learning From the Past: History Provides Clues into Israel's West Bank Annexation. mintpressnews.com Since 1948, Israel has annexed, occupied, taken, destroyed, built, and renamed everything from individual homes and property to public spaces, to historic monuments. And it has no intention, or reason, to stop.

Thierry Meyssan (2020-06-30). How the Big Two can establish peace in the Greater Middle East. thealtworld.com

| To make peace, it's quite simple: you just have to stop making war with each other. But in the Greater Middle East, it is much more complicated, because there are a multitude of actors for whom a solution, whatever it may be, must satisfy conflicting claims. Under these conditions, no peace can be totally just, but it can at least, and must, guarantee the security of all. | This article is a follow-up to : " Throughout 2011 an…

Staff (2020-06-30). Stir Crazy! Episode #61: COVID & Cops: We Are Under Attack. therealnews.com On today's show: Activist and recording artist Eze Jackson and TRNN Executive Producer Lisa Snowden-McCray. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Don Fitz (2020-06-30). Should NYC's Wall Street Be Renamed "Eric Garner St.?" counterpunch.org In 2008, policeman Mike King was murdered on Leland Ave. When the police asked that a street be named after him, no one objected. The City Hall of University City (part of St. Louis County) is now at the corner of Delmar Blvd. and Sgt. Mike King Dr. The coalition believes that anyone who agrees with naming a street after a cop killed by a civilian should also agree to name a street after a civilian killed by a cop.

Staff (2020-06-30). Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police? therealnews.com Do we trust the police to defund and restructure themselves? Will community control really guarantee permanent changes to policing as we know it today?

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-30). Panel on Black workers: Government action critical. peoplesworld.org

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-30). The monuments of racism continue to fall — a WW commentary. workers.org On June 27, Trump signed a reactionary executive order saying that states and cities could lose their federal funding for failing to protect monuments and statues from being either defaced or pulled down. Protest against statue of racist Andrew Jackson, Washington D.C. The order was a reaction to countrywide protests . . . |

Kathy Fairfax (2020-06-30). Albanese pretends to address climate crisis. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-06-30). How will Johnson's planning shake-up help efforts to rebuild after coronavirus? thecanary.co Boris Johnson's strategy to revive the economy as it emerges from the coronavirus crisis will see England's planning rules torn up to make it easier to build new homes.— What has the prime minister announced on planning?New regulations will make it easier to change land use in town centres, allowing empty shops to be converted into homes.Downing Street claimed the proposals were "the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War".— How will it work?More types of commercial premises will have total flexibility to be repurposed through reform of the Use Classes Order.A building us…

Ralph Underhill (2020-06-30). Boris the Bluffer: he can't fix it. thecanary.co By

The Canary (2020-06-30). YouTube bans six major white supremacist channels. thecanary.co YouTube has banned several high profile white supremacist channels as online platforms face intense scrutiny on how they deal with racism and hate speech.Channels belonging to Canadian white nationalist activist Stefan Molyneux, US white supremacist Richard Spencer and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke were among the six taken down.Google-owned YouTube said the channels were banned for repeatedly claiming that members of protected groups are inferior to others, among other violations.The video sharing platform began cracking down on supremacist channels in June last year, explicitly prohibiting content that a…

The Canary (2020-06-30). Facebook chief defends approach to hate speech amid growing advertiser boycott. thecanary.co A Facebook chief has defended the social network's efforts to tackle hate speech as a growing list of big firms halt advertising on the platform.Starbucks has become the latest household name to suspend its adverts, following the likes of Unilever and Coca-Cola, amid concerns that the tech giant is failing to address the issue.Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for not taking action on the matter, keeping up a post by Donald Trump, in which the president said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts", during protests across the US over the killing of George Floyd.Steve Hatch, Facebook's vice p…

The Canary (2020-06-30). St Ives closes town centre roads to traffic to help social distancing. thecanary.co Non-essential traffic has been banned from parts of St Ives to help with social distancing as tourists return to the town.Hundreds of people are often seen walking down the Cornish town's narrow streets during the busy summer months, causing "crushing onto the pavements" to allow vehicles to pass, according to councillors.The town council said social distancing, even at 'one metre plus', would be "very difficult" to maintain during the tourist season.A number of streets in the town will now be closed to non-essential traffic from 11am to 4pm each day until further notice.There are exemptions for residents, carers…

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-30). The Heat: U.S. historic monuments controversy. america.cgtn.com An historic moment. The U.S. state of Mississippi votes to remove Confederate insignia from the flag, a symbol of its racist past.

RT (2020-06-30). Black Lives Matter rioter shoots at driver in Utah, then CONTINUES to protest ( VIDEOS). rt.com A Black Lives Matter rally turned violent in the city of Provo, Utah, when a protester fired in the window of a vehicle at point-blank range. The injured driver floored the gas and escaped, as the gunman fired at him again.

South Front (2020-06-30). Video: Russian Private Military Contractors Took Control of Libya's Largest Oil Field. globalresearch.ca Washington is concerned by the growing Russian influence in Libya as Turkish-led forces are preparing to storm the port city of Sirte, controlled by the Libyan National Army. | On June 26, the US embassy in Libya released a statement claiming …

Mike Whitney (2020-06-30). The Covid-BLM Diversion: Economic "Shock Therapy" Behind a Smokescreen of Hysteria and Racial Incitement. globalresearch.ca The imposition of the nationwide lockdowns required elite consensus. There's no way that a project of that magnitude could have been carried out absent the nearly universal support of establishment elites and their lackeys in the political class. There must …

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-06-30). The Media Is Lying About the 'Second Wave'. globalresearch.ca For months, the Washington Post and the rest of the mainstream media kept a morbid Covid-19 "death count" on their front pages and at the top of their news broadcasts. The coronavirus outbreak was all about the number of dead. …

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2020-06-30). Venezuela's Maduro Expels EU Ambassador Following New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president demanded "respect" from European countries.

David Swanson (2020-06-30). Hey Congress, Move the Money. zcomm.org Moving money from militarism to other investments can be economically beneficial, and certainly all necessary steps to assist people in the transition would cost a small fraction of the money involved.

José Argàºello (2020-06-30). Conozca a los oligarcas de ultraderecha que pretenden derrocar al presidente AMLO de México. thegrayzone.com Un oligarca mexicano al estilo de Trump, Gilberto Lozano, dirige a una coalición de líderes empresariales y fanáticos de ultraderecha,…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-30). Convocatoria Jornadas Ecofeministas antiextractivistas. indybay.org Convocatoria 4 y 5 de julio | JORNADAS ECOFEMINISTAS ANTIEXTRACTIVISTAS POR EL BUEN VIVIR…

Stop The Money Pipline Coalition (2020-06-30). Sunday 7/5: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Climate Film & Discussion w/ Activists & Indigenous Leaders. indybay.org Online via livestream: | event.webinarjam.com/live/91/wygzyu7mbo8… | www.facebook.com/filmsforaction/

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-30). The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment. globalresearch.ca The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity

IADL (2020-06-30). IADL Calls on UK Court to Grant Bail to Julian Assange, Ill and Vulnerable to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization with consultative status in ECOSOC and UNESCO. Founded in 1946 to promote the goals of the United Nations Charter, IADL and its affiliated organizations throughout the world have consistently …

news.un (2020-06-30). Iran nuclear deal still best way to ensure peace, DiCarlo tells Security Council. news.un.org The UN regrets that the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in doubt, but notwithstanding current challenges, that landmark deal is still the best way to ensure that Iran's nuclear programme proceeds along a peaceful path, the UN's top political official said on Tuesday.

yenisafak (2020-06-30). 'Changing Kashmir demography threatens peace in S.Asia'. yenisafak.com Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday said the granting of domicile certificates to thousands of Indian nationals in the Jammu and Kashmir region has imperiled "peace and security" in South Asia."First, India's attempt at illegal annexation of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and now its attempts to alter IOJK's [Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir] demographic structure incl[uding] by issuance of domicile certificates to 25,000 Indian nationals are all illegal, in violation of UNSC resolutions, and international law, including [the] 4th Geneva Convention," Imran Khan said in a series of tweets.He was referring to…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Weapons at BLM Protesters Offer Reason Why They Acted in That Fashion. sputniknews.com On Sunday, a white couple in St. Louis, Missouri, stole the spotlight on social media after the appeared in a viral video pointing firearms at unarmed and peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators who were passing in the vicinity of the couple's mansion while en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house.

WSWS (2020-06-30). Amazon workers in Germany strike against lack of coronavirus protection. wsws.org More than 2,000 Amazon workers are taking part in a 48-hour strike at six locations to protest the company's refusal to provide adequate protection from the virus.

Fight Back (2020-06-30). Coalition to March on the DNC endorses anti-Trump protest at RNC. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — The Coalition to March on the DNC is getting behind the massive anti-Trump protest that is set for the Republican National Convention. | On June 26, a national call was sent out by organizers in Jacksonville, Florida to join them in marching on the Republican National Convention. The main slogan of this action is "We Can't Breathe – Defeat Donald Trump!" – a strong message in the midst of continuing protests stemming from the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. | On August 27, Donald Trump will be at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to deliver an acceptance…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-06-30). The Media Sabotage of Hydroxychloroquine Use for COVID-19: Doctors Worldwide Protest the Disaster. globalresearch.ca Introduction | A dangerous, life-threatening sequence of events has unfolded since The Lancet's fraudulent[i] hydroxychlorquine (HCQ) article appeared May 22, followed by headlines demonizing this ancient anti-malarial drug — aka quinine, aka chloroquine, and known to antiquity as the "sacred bark".[ii]…

Ryan Devereaux (2020-06-30). How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents. zcomm.org "I can't forget his look. His eyes. The way he was looking at everybody, like he was disgusted and hated everybody." It seemed that no matter what you do, Blue said, "they're going to treat you like an enemy."

Sarah Lahm (2020-06-30). Midwest Dispatch: We Are 'Woke.' Now What? progressive.org As coverage of the protests dies down, supporters of Black lives and police abolition wonder what else they can do.

Kate Ruane (2020-06-30). The EARN IT Act is a Disaster for Online Speech and Privacy, Especially for the LGBTQ and Sex Worker Communities. aclu.org After a month of unprecedented protests against police brutality across the country, in which

_____ (2020-06-30). NYPD Officers Arrest And Pepper Spray Queer Liberation March Protesters. popularresistance.org NYPD officers arrested and pepper-sprayed protesters at the Queer Liberation March Sunday afternoon while attempting to arrest two people for graffiti, according to witnesses. | Numerous videos shared on social media show a crowd of officers shoving outraged protesters where arrests were being made near Washington Square Park. | As two were being arrested for graffiti, protesters intervened in an attempt to free them, at which point police responded with pepper spray, multiple witnesses told Gothamist. A legal observer said at least four people were arrested and 10 others pepper-sprayed—including someone ru…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). French healthcare workers protest for wages, resources. yenisafak.com Healthcare professionals in France took to the streets Tuesday to demand increased wages and resources.Marchers came out in the capital Paris and France's other major cities as talks on the Segur de la Sante, a program put forth by the government at the end of May to tackle disparities in the health sector, are set to end on Friday.Members of unions and hospital collectives were at the protests, which followed previous demonstrations staged a week ago that ended in violence when workers torched cars and furniture in Paris, some being arrested.With direct involvement from President Emmanuel Macron, Segur de la San…

_____ (2020-06-30). Silence Is Not An Option": Black Women Make History. popularresistance.org Mainstream media and politicians have paid almost exclusive attention to ideas and images of Black men — whether as victims of police violence or as protesters against it. Yet Black women, who are no less subject to structural racism and violence, have been at the forefront of the multi-racial Black Lives Matter Movement for years. | ROAR associate editor Eleanor Finley had the opportunity to explore some of these subjects with Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and Black feminist scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blain is also president of the African American Intellectual History S…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Chinese Parliament Unanimously Passes National Security Law for Hong Kong – Reports. sputniknews.com The legislation, supported by Hong Kong leadership, caused protests in the city, as some residents saw it as undermining their liberties. It also drew criticism and sanctions from the United States, despite Beijing repeatedly stating that the matter of Hong Kong is the nation's internal affair and should not be interfered with.

Staff (2020-06-30). Trump Was Golfing and Unreachable for 3 Hours After Sharing "White Power" Tweet. truthout.org After President Donald Trump shared a video on Twitter this past weekend, showcasing one of his supporters shouting out "white power" toward others protesting against the president, the White House scrambled to get him to take the tweet down, as it had generated a great amount of condemnation online for the racist remark. | Aides were unable to reach Trump, however, because the president was golfing and had set his phone down, according to their account of the matter. | Trump on Sunday share…

Staff (2020-06-30). Confronting Prejudice Isn't Enough. We Must Eradicate the White Racial Frame. truthout.org The brutal enslavement of Black people lasted for a full 60 percent of this country's colonialist history. | It is this deadly longevity of anti-Black racism that we must grasp in order to understand the currently palpable and deeply painful anti-Black racist experiences that African Americans continue to endure in the 21st-century U.S., and the massive multiracial protests that have ensued. | U.S. anti-Black racism was founded upon the brutal enslavement of Black people. In the decades since t…

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-30). Monday June 29 – Protest to Stop Eviction of 1921 Walnut St. Tenants. indybay.org Protect The Tenants During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: | The tenants at 1921 Walnut St are facing eviction and displacement from their rent-controlled apartments and unwittingly find themselves in a "David v's Goliath" struggle with the Regents of the University of California!

Rest in Power (2020-06-30). Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name" indybay.org Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."

John Malkin (2020-06-30). Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests. indybay.org Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.

Midnite Street Artists (2020-06-30). Two Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto. indybay.org Women occupied the street in front of Palo Alto City Hall from 2am on Juneteenth to paint a giant B-L-M on Hamilton Ave, shutting down the roadway in both directions. Protests followed at noon and 5pm creating more street closures.

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-06-30). Sunday 7/5: Protest at Gov Newsom's House : No State Execution By Covid-19. indybay.org Meet: At Noon in front of the Planet Fitness at Northridge Plaza parking lot—4840 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just outside Sacramento) | We will then head to Newsom's house and rally till sundown: 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628…

Renee Parsons (2020-06-30). Lockdowns: Essential to the Master Plan. globalresearch.ca If given the choice between maintaining a toxic world of fear, pollution and violence controlled by the State or a

WSWS (2020-06-30). Germany: Police powers stepped up after "Stuttgart's Night of Violence" wsws.org The violence does not emanate from the population, but from the police against the population—especially against workers and young people.

Robert S. Becker (2020-06-30). Trump touts long-shot, can't-lose gambit: 'How to overcome a rigged, corrupt election? Just Trump it.'. nationofchange.org Honor is due: Time to Make Elections Fair Again. MEFA! Won't be any harder than building that friggin' wall.

Michael T. Hertz (2020-06-30). Investing social security trust funds. nationofchange.org The beneficiaries should be able to decide either through a vote or a transparent representation system which companies they want to invest in.

Mandy Smithberger (2020-06-30). Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon. zcomm.org Or How to Vaccinate the Military-Industrial Complex…

Bianca Mugyenyi (2020-06-30). Grassroots Voices Key to Reimagining Canadian Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca The international community's rejection of Justin Trudeau's UN Security Council bid should be a catalyst for a fundamental reassessment of Canada's foreign policy and spur a corresponding drive to democratize international affairs. | In recent days, many commentators representing different …

Fight Back (2020-06-30). Palestinians will resist annexation and occupation and fight for national liberation. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Israel already controls the entirety of Palestinian life in the occupied territories, even in the areas that are supposedly run by the Palestinian Authority, but this annexation plan codifies the expropriation of Palestinian land and may secure Israeli sovereignty over 30% of the West Bank, including the border with Jordan called the Jordan Valley. | Annexation is illegal under international law, but that has never stopped Israel before. The occupation of the West Bank and annexation of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights is illegal as well, and Israel has also violated the majority of so-called…

George Stacey (2020-06-30). Total number of black Americans killed by the US police. Why Joe Biden may support white supremacy? nationofchange.org In clear words, he could be considered as a threat to minority voters.

news.un (2020-06-30). UN honours fallen colleagues and legacy of hope they leave behind. news.un.org Fallen UN colleagues were honoured on Tuesday at a solemn ceremony commemorating their bravery, and having served the UN cause of saving future generations "from the scourge of war and to pursue better standards of living for all in larger freedom", said Secretary-General António Guterres, paying tribute.

Benjamin Bourgeois (2020-06-30). How did the World go Crazy? Who Decided the Lockdown? Who Justified It? Who Thought It Up? globalresearch.ca Part I. The Virus King is naked | This is now recognized by all those who have the courage to face facts. I will not enumerate in this article the immense body of evidence that exists. All of you have probably …

news.un (2020-06-30). Syria: Top UN officials appeal to donors to help end 'shocking' scale of suffering. news.un.org The UN chief called on the world to step up "financial, humanitarian and political commitments", to help end nearly a decade of brutal conflict and suffering across Syria, in a video message delivered to the fourth Brussels Donor Conference on Tuesday.

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-30). Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike. peoplesdispatch.org Without the right to a Deliveryman Mineiro, who is one of the strike's organizers, explains that beyond the immediate interruption of random suspensions, a minim…

John Wildermuth (2020-06-30). Gavin Newsom left out as California Democrats pick convention delegation leaders. zcomm.org Rep. Ro Khanna of Fremont and Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland will join Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis as the co-chairs of the 495-member state delegation rather than Newsom…

news.un (2020-06-30). Harmful practices rob women and girls of 'right to reach their full potential'. news.un.org Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other "harmful practices" and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), said on Tuesday, in its latest major report on the state of the world's population.

OCHA (2020-06-30). OCHA: Gaza Strip — Snapshot — May 2020. imemc.org United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monthly Highlights As part of the measures to contain the pandemic, the de facto authorities announced the full closure of the two passenger crossings, from 23 May till the end of June; however, limited movement through the Erez crossing with …

Newsclick (2020-06-30). Revert to full employment to overcome neoliberalism and COVID-19 jobs crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Economist Robert Pollin advocates a macroeconomic agenda centred on full employment to deal with the rapidly unfolding jobs crisis. The decades-long neoliberal attack on the working class has heightened with COVID-19. He says that the world needs a New Deal to counter levels of unemployment and inequality, which were last seen during the Great Depression.

news.un (2020-06-30). Bachelet renews call for accountability in Philippines war on illegal drugs. news.un.org The Human Rights Council should consider supporting new accountability measures against perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines' so-called war on illegal drugs, the UN's top rights official said on Tuesday.

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-06-30). Trump administration plans to cut federal funding for Covid testing sites. nationofchange.org "The pandemic is clearly getting worse in states nationwide—and instead of trying harder to stop it, President Trump is apparently trying harder to hide it."

Hank Kalet (2020-06-30). Camden Didn't Defund Its Police Department—It Just Handed It Off. progressive.org The New Jersey city is often used as a success story of defunding police, but that's not even close to what happened.

Newsclick (2020-06-30). Banning of Chinese apps: Prelude to trade war? peoplesdispatch.org How do these bans get enforced? Will they have an impact? What are the trade relations between India and China and does this mark the beginning of a trade war?

news.un (2020-06-30). Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief. news.un.org The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on jobs has been much worse than expected initially, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, in an appeal to Governments, workers and employers, to agree on a sustainable economic recovery plan to reduce inequalities laid bare by the pandemic.

Matt Sedlar (2020-06-30). Older Workers Targeted in Trump's Lawsuit to End Obamacare. cepr.net The Trump administration is supporting a lawsuit which seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. The implication is that a large share of the older workers now able to afford health insurance as a result of the ACA will no longer be able to afford it if the Trump administration wins …

WSWS (2020-06-30). Fiat Chrysler threatens to fire workers who stop production over COVID-19 concerns. wsws.org FCA's threats come just days after workers at two Detroit area assembly plants halted production and set up rank-and-file safety committees.

WSWS (2020-06-30). Italy hands Fiat Chrysler a multi-billion-euro bailout. wsws.org The €6 billion corporate bailout for Fiat is to be financed by social austerity targeting working people in Italy and attacks on jobs and wages at Fiat Chrysler internationally.

Dean Baker (2020-06-30). The Dow and Government-Granted Patent Monopolies. cepr.net One of the recurring items in the news that infuriates progressives and fans of economic logic everywhere is discussions of the stock market that treat it as a measure of economic well-being. Donald Trump carries this to an extreme, with seemingly no understanding that there are other important economic measures, but he is hardly alone. …

Cecily Myart Cruz (2020-06-30). "The Union Has to Be About Social Justice" zcomm.org Interview on why it's important to get police out of schools and what the labor movement can do about it…

The Global Research Team (2020-06-30). "I've been coming here a lot lately…" globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | As we enter the third week of our month-long annual Global Research fundraiser, we wish to thank you for your support so far. We will need a big push in the next 2 weeks if we are to …

news.un (2020-06-30). Pause before sharing, to help stop viral spread of COVID-19 misinformation. news.un.org The UN is asking people to make the same judgement calls they've been applying to social distancing, to social media, and take extra care before sharing.

Robert Pollin (2020-06-30). Full Employment Will Overcome Neoliberalism & the COVID-19 Jobs Crisis. zcomm.org The world needs a New Deal to counter levels of unemployment and inequality last seen in the Great Depression…

Shawgi Tell (2020-06-30). The Stock Market Produces Nothing. dissidentvoice.org On June 2, 2020, Jan Dehn of Ashmore Investment Management Limited remarked: If central banks were to allow asset prices to reflect the actual underlying fundamentals — record levels of debt, record low productivity growth, record unemployment, record populism — the resulting crashes in financial markets would be so large that most Western economies would …

Ian Zabarte (2020-06-30). Nuclear Weapons' Testing in Nevada and the Shoshone People. The Dark Legacy of Radiation Exposure. globalresearch.ca Regarding Gary Martin's June 15 Review-Journal article, "Nuke test rumors spur Nevada lawmakers": As a Shoshone, we always had horses. My grandfather always told me, "Stop kicking up dust." Now I understand that it was because of the radioactive fallout….

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-06-30). The fight to save South African Airways continues. peoplesdispatch.org The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) have accused the country's Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) of "destroying" the state-owned South African Airways (SAA). | The accusation followed DPE's withdrawal from the Leadership Consultative Forum (LCF) on June 28, Sunday, after voting on the SAA business rescue plan was adjourned with the support of majority of the stakeholders represented on the forum. These included unions and the creditors of SAA, with votes at the LCF. | Voting has now been postponed until July 14, by when the Business…

Jon Hochschartner (2020-06-30). Imagining a Vegan Superman. counterpunch.org My wife and I recently stared rewatching 'Smallville,' the WB show about Superman's young adulthood. She was a fan of the series when it was on the air and introduced it to me a few years ago. 'Smallville' is far from prestige television, but I kind of love it. In these dark times, the show

John Feffer (2020-06-30). The Hatchet Man's Tale: Why Bolton Matters. counterpunch.org Unreliable narrators are a staple of literature. Consider the delusional, self-serving narrator of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl or the way Humbert Humbert used his cultured references and gorgeous prose to dress up his crimes in Nabokov's Lolita. Now along comes John Bolton and his account of time served in the Trump administration as national security

Amanda Doyle (2020-06-30). UK Confirms It Will Not Align with EU Chemicals Agency. globalresearch.ca The UK Government has said that it will not align with EU chemicals policy, instead bringing in its own controversial system. | The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that the UK will implement its own version …

news.un (2020-06-30). Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief. news.un.org Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling "disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups".

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-30). In Kashmir, oppression is embedded in everyday life. peoplesdispatch.org Kashmir has been under a lockdown since August 2019 when the Indian government revoked its constitutional special status. In addition to lockdown measures, the harsh political and social restrictions imposed by the Indian government have made life extremely difficult for the people of Kashmir. It has also made dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic extremely difficult.

WSWS (2020-06-30). Merkel, Macron promote EU militarism amid growing conflicts with Washington. wsws.org The leaders of Germany and France called for stepped-up military spending and austerity to ensure Europe's ability to wage war independently from Washington.

Joyce Dalsheim (2020-06-30). Police states, pandemic, and the end of the university. zcomm.org "One of my roles is to be in the classroom with my students come September, because coming together to think in real time and real space is fundamental to any other cause we care about."

Joshua Tartakovsky (2020-06-30). Sergei Khrushchev: A Eulogy from His Close Student. globalresearch.ca Sergey Khrushchev, son of former USSR premier, Nikita Khrushchev, who relocated to the United States after the USSR collapsed and became a professor of international relations at Brown University, died several days ago at the age of 84. …

_____ (2020-06-30). Madeleine Case Lifts the Lid on Graft, Police Incompetence and Terrible Journalism. strategic-culture.org New revelations now appearing in the German press via a chief suspect raise a number of alarming questions about how the British police and the journalists who worked alongside them were complicit in a Portuguese cover-up. | German prosecutors claims to hae the culprit of the kidnapping and possible murder of the most famous case of a missing person ever, Madeleine McCann — who was just three years old when she disappeared in a Portuguese family holiday resort in 2007. | A convicted paedophile, Christian Brueckner, who has a history of sex offender's charges, drug dealing, theft and rape and is reported to…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-06-30). The Age of Chatham House and the British Roots of NATO. globalresearch.ca NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's recent announcement of a NATO 2030 anti-nation state vision to extend the spheres of NATO's jurisdiction into the Pacific to contain China demonstrates a disturbing ideology which can lead nowhere but World War III …

James O'Neill (2020-06-30). The MH17 Show Trial Destroys What Remains of Dutch Credibility. dissidentvoice.org On 17 July 2014 a Malaysian airlines flight MH 17 was shot down while transiting Ukrainian airspace, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 passengers and crew on board were killed. The Netherlands had the largest number of casualties, followed by Australia, Malaysia, and a small smattering of other nationalities. In 2020 a …

sputniknews (2020-06-30). UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Unveil 'Rooseveltian New Deal' to Reboot Post-COVID-19 Economy. sputniknews.com Ahead of his widely-anticipated speech to map out plans for kick-starting the economy, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his government will "not go back to the austerity of 10 years ago", vowing that the country would "bounce back" from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Canary (2020-06-30). Ministers under pressure to hold press conference on Leicester lockdown. thecanary.co Ministers are under pressure to hold a Downing Street press conference to address questions on the Leicester lockdown extension. | The government scrapped the daily briefings last week but pledged to hold them to "coincide with significant announcements". | Boris Johnson said at the time that ministers would keep the nation informed as there will be "more outbreaks, certainly local outbreaks". | But despite the introduction of measures including the closure of non-essential shops and schools in the city, Downing Street has said there are no plans for a press conference. | Labour leader Keir Starmer said people in…

The Canary (2020-06-30). Tougher restrictions imposed on Leicester amid virus surge. thecanary.co Harsher restrictions are coming into force in Leicester following a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city. | Non-essential shops will be closed from Tuesday, the day prime minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic with a multi-billion pound "new deal" for infrastructure projects. | Rising numbers of cases in the East Midlands city — 10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week — mean the planned easing of restrictions on Saturday will not take place, with people being advised against all but essential travel. | Health secretary Matt Han…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). 'Most People in This Country Don't Realise What's Really Happening With Brexit,' Commentator Says. sputniknews.com A leaked document from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has stated that lorries will only be able to move goods across the border if they have the correct reference from the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Johnson 'to Appease Mark Sedwill With Shot at Top NATO Job Over Criticism for UK Gov't Revamp'. sputniknews.com Amid an announced government "reset" as Britain emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic to shift focus onto post-Brexit issues, the UK's head of the civil service Sir Mark Sedwill has announced he will stand down in September, stating he would resign from the positions of Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser.

_____ (2020-06-30). Britain's Disorder and Decline. strategic-culture.org The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is no longer united, as most recently illustrated by the vastly dissimilar tactics to control the Covid-19 pandemic taken by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This follows the differences of opinion in each region concerning the disastrous Brexit decision to quit the European Union, as Scotland, for example, strongly

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-30). Keir Starmer's "Antisemitism" Sacking is a Signal that Israel is Safe in his Hands. dissidentvoice.org The sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the UK shadow cabinet — on the grounds that she retweeted an article containing a supposedly "antisemitic" conspiracy theory — managed to kill three birds with one stone for new Labour leader Keir Starmer. First, it offered a pretext to rid himself of the last of the Labour heavyweights associated …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Leaders of Astana Process to hold virtual meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Kremlin Spokesman announced on Tuesday that the Iranian, Russian, and Turkish presidents will hold a videoconference on the Syrian crisis tomorrow.

Moustafa Bayoumi (2020-06-30). As Netanyahu Annexes the West Bank, Where Are the Democrats? thenation.com As Netanyahu Annexes the West Bank, Where Are the Democrats?

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-30). Netanyahu says proposed annexation of occupied Palestinian territory may be delayed. peoplesdispatch.org Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told his party colleagues that the annexation of parts of Occupied Palestinian territories and Jordan Valley would be delayed due to diplomatic and security considerations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Treating lung cancer during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sheila Piper was diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheila Piper considers herself blessed. She has a wonderful family that includes Ron, her husband of 33 years, two sons and a daughter-in-law. She's a 29-year employee of a hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she's a supervisor in …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-06-30). The Collapse of the United States Is No Longer Avoidable. thealtworld.com Within the last few days two commentators I respect—The Saker and Dmitry Orlov—have written that the United States is now undergoing systemic collapse. | My view, reflected in my articles published over the years, is that the United States ceased to exist decades ago. It is only the foundational strength of the country put in place by great men, such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison, that has kept the image alive of a functioning country. The house that sat on the foundation long ago washed away in the flood of anti-American propaganda from the self-hating white liberal elites…

Dr. Hae Min Cho, Bernie Delegate, DSA (2020-06-30). Monday 6/29: #PassTheDamnBill. indybay.org Speaker Pelosi's Office | 90 7th St, SF…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-06-30). The public inquiry into a controversial goldmine application is 'welcome' but maybe 'the devil is in the detail'. thecanary.co On 29 June, infrastructure minister

Sasha Abramsky (2020-06-30). Pence Masks Up While Trump Keeps Dog-Whistling. thenation.com Pence Masks Up While Trump Keeps Dog-Whistling…

Patricia J. Williams (2020-06-30). Donald Trump Is the 'Undertaker' of American Politics. thenation.com Donald Trump Is the 'Undertaker' of American Politics…

André Robert Lee (2020-06-30). Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle. thenation.com Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle…

Tom Tomorrow (2020-06-30). As the Pandemic Rages On, The Right Continues Playing Dumb. thenation.com As the Pandemic Rages On, The Right Continues Playing Dumb…

Mandy Smithberger (2020-06-30). Washington Is Still Putting the Military Before Public Health. thenation.com Washington Is Still Putting the Military Before Public Health…

Felipe de la Hoz (2020-06-30). The Shadow Court Cementing Trump's Immigration Policy. thenation.com The Shadow Court Cementing Trump's Immigration Policy…

Ed Morales (2020-06-30). The Past and Future of Latinx Politics. thenation.com The Past and Future of Latinx Politics…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2020-06-30). How Progressive Victories Blow Up the Conventional Wisdom. thenation.com How Progressive Victories Blow Up the Conventional Wisdom…

Jen Sorensen (2020-06-30). This Week in Authoritarian Newspeak. thenation.com This Week in Authoritarian Newspeak…

Elie Mystal (2020-06-30). John Roberts Is Not Your Friend. thenation.com John Roberts Is Not Your Friend…

Our Readers (2020-06-30). Letters From the July 13/20, 2020, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the July 13/20, 2020, Issue…

Dae Shik Kim Jr. (2020-06-30). Why Be a 'Model Minority' When You Could Dismantle White Supremacy? thenation.com Why Be a 'Model Minority' When You Could Dismantle White Supremacy?

Dave Zirin (2020-06-30). Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets. thenation.com Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Merkel's mission for EU presidency: 'Make Europe strong again'. yenisafak.com Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to strengthen a divided European Union and help its hard-hit economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic when Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the 27-member bloc on Wednesday.Critics have in the last three months raised questions about the future of the bloc as national borders shut and each state resorted, at least initially, to national policies to tackle COVID-19, which has killed more than 100,000 people in the EU.Merkel, who helped steer the EU through its debt and migrant crises, has stressed the need for solidarity in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis."During the G…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). 'Felt like my bones will crack,' says COVID-19 survivor. yenisafak.com Among them are Banu Yapici and H. C., who asked not to be named; the survivors who went through a difficult recovery period and now want the public to acknowledge the gravity of the situation and take necessary precautions.Yapici, a 37-year-old mother of three children, said she received treatment for a month and the process was much more challenging than she initially thought."I stayed with my father for a week and there was nothing serious. When I returned home, I began to have occasional headaches," she said.She also had congestion, but other symptoms such as fever and cough were not present.After six days, sh…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Spain braces for slow economic recovery post-pandemic. yenisafak.com As Spain saw new daily infections rise by 301 on Tuesday, the county's central bank released an annual report suggesting that the economy will not recover from the health crisis until late 2022.The Health Ministry reported a spike in deaths adding nine to the total. The nationwide death toll has hit 28,355.The central bank's 238-page annual report not only predicts that economic recovery will take years, but that women, low-income workers and young people will bear the brunt of the economic crisis."Spain's economy faces the COVID-19 crisis with inequality significantly higher than before the financial crisis of 2…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Istanbul conference urges special UN envoy on Kashmir. yenisafak.com A conference in Turkey called on Tuesday for the secretary-general of the UN to appoint a special envoy to resolve the dispute surrounding Kashmir and for it to start mediation efforts on holding a UN-sanctioned plebiscite in the region.In a 13-point joint declaration issued at the end of a virtual two-day international conference on Kashmir hosted by Istanbul University, the participants demanded an "early, just and durable resolution" in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.Welcoming recent remarks by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Ankara is "in favor of resolving the Kashmir issue by t…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). US urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo. yenisafak.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to extend Tuesday an arms embargo against Iran and warned that ending it would risk stability in the Middle East."Iran will hold a sword of Damocles over the economic stability of the Middle East, endangering nations like Russia and China that rely on stable energy prices," Pompeo told a virtual UNSC session.The ban on arms transactions with Iran is set to expire Oct. 18, under terms of a 2015 nuclear deal.Pompeo said Iran could directly move to buy Russian fighter jets and upgrade its submarine fleet if the embargo expires and Tehran would be…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Burundi's new government sworn in. yenisafak.com The newly appointed Burundian government was sworn in Tuesday by the head of state and the senate, local media reported.President Evariste Ndayishimiye promised to combat corruption in public services and the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in an address to the nation after the ceremony."Burundi will be managed by its sons and daughters with dignity. A country where all citizens can eat as much as they need, have financial independence to meet their needs," SOS Médias Burundi quoted the president. "Burundi is a nest for everyone. We call on all Burundian refugees to return to their country.

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Belgium expresses regrets for brutal DR Congo rule. yenisafak.com Belgium's king on Tuesday expressed his "deepest regrets" over the country's brutal colonial rule over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."I would like to express my deepest regrets for these injuries of the past, the pain of which is now revived by the discrimination still too present in our societies," King Philippe wrote in a letter to President Felix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of the DRC's independence."I will continue to fight all forms of racism. I encourage the reflection that has been initiated by our parliament so that our memory is definitively pacified."He said global challenges demand tha…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). US could see 100,000 daily coronavirus cases: Fauci. yenisafak.com The US could see as many as 100,000 new coronavirus infections daily, the nation's top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday."We are now having 40,000 new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around," said Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.He said he was "very disturbed" by the recent spike in the number of the cases that exceeded 40,000 daily this week."I am also quite concerned about what we are seeing evolve right now in several states," said Fauci. "When states start to try and…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Iran: 13 die in clinic gas explosion. yenisafak.com The explosion injured six others, Tehran Emergency Department head Peyman Saberian told the semi-official Fars News Agency.Also, Hamid Reza Goudarzi, deputy governor of Tehran, said in a statement to state television that a gas leak had caused the explosion.The street that the explosion took place was closed to traffic and strict security measures were taken at the scene.*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Turkey: Pandemic pushed up demand for 3D printers. yenisafak.com The demand for 3D printers is on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic as they are being used to produce safety gear such as shield masks, according to a leading Turkish manufacturer.Emre Akinci, general manager of Zaxe, told Anadolu Agency that the demand continued to spike in the months of May and June."We are facing a demand beyond expectations," said Akinci.Stating that users without technical knowledge can also use 3D printers easily, Akinci said: "There are websites that offer 3D content."He said that various design models such as toys, car spare parts and accessories can be downloaded for free from these…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Istanbul Photo Awards 2020 winners announced. yenisafak.com The jury of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2020, organized by Anadolu Agency, have announced the winners.Anadolu Agency organized the annual contest for the 6th time. This year, the selection was made using a specifically designed online platform developed by Anadolu Agency's tech team.The international jury convened on June 24-25 to decide the first three winners in four categories: single news, story news, single sports and story sports.Sponsored by Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines, the winners of the contest presents a summary of the events worldwide in 2019, from Hong Kong to Gaza.- News categoryIn the Singl…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). User data not shared with China: TikTok after India ban. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok said on Tuesday that the data of all its users in India is secure and has never been shared with any foreign government, a day after New Delhi banned the app along with 58 others over security concerns."TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law, and has not shared any data of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese Government," Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok India, said in a statement."We place the highest importance of user privacy and integrity," it said, adding that the company will not do s…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). France's oldest nuclear power plant shuts down. yenisafak.com France's oldest power plant Fessenheim went offline at midnight on Monday after 40 years of operation, the state-owned energy company EDF announced.France has 56 nuclear reactors currently in operation which provide 75% of the country's energy consumption, making the nation the world's biggest consumer of nuclear energy.The development of Fessenheim was welcome news for residents of the region, previously fairly devoid of industry or any commerce. The location was an attractive one for its proximity to Germany: Fessenheim is a commune located directly on the border, in the Haut-Rhin Department in the Grand Est re…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Libya pushes back at Macron's remarks on Turkey. yenisafak.com Libya on Tuesday pushed back recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron on Turkey's role in the north African country."We hoped to hear from President Macron a position that states his rejection of [Khalifa] Haftar's 14 months of aggression against Tripoli," the nation's capital, said Mohamed Taher Siala, Libya's foreign minister, referring to an eastern-based warlord who has attacked the government. | Siala made the comments in response to Monday statements by Macron claiming the Turkish role in the Libyan crisis posed a "threat to Africa and Europe." | Last week, Macron also called Turkey's support f…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Iran records highest daily virus deaths since Feb.19. yenisafak.com Iran on Tuesday confirmed 167 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, the highest daily number of deaths since the virus was first detected on Feb. 19, country's health ministry said. | A further 2,457 people tested positive for COVID-19, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | Iranian authorities have so far reported 227,662 infections, including 10,817 deaths, Lari said. | She added that a total of 188,758 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 3,049 patients remain in critical condition. | Over 1.66 million tests have been conducted in the country to date,…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Macron underlines fight against terror in Sahel summit. yenisafak.com France's president on Tuesday said his country would step up its fight against terrorism in Africa's Sahel Region."When France engages, it is Europe that engages with it," Emmanuel Macron said upon his arrival in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott before taking part in the G5 Sahel Summit."It is also our desire to Europeanize the fight against terrorism in the Sahel," he said.The Nouakchott Summit, that brought together the heads of state of G5 Sahel members Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, as well as France and Spain, follows the conclusions of a previous summit last January in Pau, France.At the…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Tally of virus cases surpasses 24,600 in Israel. yenisafak.com Israel on Tuesday reported 714 new infections of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the highest daily number of cases since April 2, country's health ministry said. | One person died from the disease, the ministry said in a statement. | Israeli authorities have so far reported 24,688 infections, including 320 deaths, and 17,272 recoveries. | Israel lifted most of the COVID-19 measures after the daily number of virus cases dropped below 20 last month. | The Israeli government has relaxed a lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, reopening schools, universities, shopping malls and restaurants. | Nevert…

_____ (2020-06-30). Whole Foods Is Quietly Telling Workers Not To Show Black Lives Matter Support. popularresistance.org This week, a group of Whole Foods workers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, walked out after being told they couldn't wear Black Lives Matter masks because they weren't part of "the company dress code." | Prior to the incident, wearing masks with other symbols or logos, including ones that featured the New England Patriots, were reportedly acceptable. | This is according to a report in the Boston Globe, which details how Whole Foods worker Savannah Kinzer and a few of her colleagues wore BLM-themed masks on Wednesday. A manager told them they either had to remove the masks or go home. Seven of them walked out. On Thur…

_____ (2020-06-30). Iranian Arrest Warrant For Trump Shows How Disreputable US Presidency Has Become. popularresistance.org The arrest warrant issued by Iran for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani in January shows how disreputable the office of the US presidency has become. Trump has openly bragged about ordering the assassination of the widely revered Iranian commander. | There was a time when American presidents would at least use discretion in liquidating foreign enemies. Not Trump. He reveled in the murder. For the more liberal apologists of America's Murder Inc., Trump's kind of bravado is embarrassing. The president is just not supposed to divulge the bloody reality of Washington's lawlessness. Interpol, which serves as an i…

_____ (2020-06-30). The 2020 Elections: The Struggle Is For Power Not Reform. popularresistance.org The great African revolutionary, Amilcar Cabral, reminded us that without revolutionary theory there can be no revolution. | His reminder was not a call for abstract theorizing, quite the contrary. What he meant was that one cannot advance in practice unless that practice is guided by the most advanced understanding of the material and ideological conditions that revolutionary forces face. | Over the next two days, we will ground ourselves in our particular realities as they relate to our strategic and tactical engagement with the bourgeois electoral system in the United States. | Let's begin: | The ongoing and c…

_____ (2020-06-30). Restrictive Immigration Boomerangs Against The United States. popularresistance.org The European Union has prepared a preliminary draft of its new border regulations, outlining who can visit after July 1, and that this list depends on how the countries of origin of the prospective travelers are dealing with the new coronavirus. People from the U.S., at this point, will be excluded. "This viewpoint is a severe blow for U.S. prestige in the world and a rejection of the management of the virus in the U.S. on the part of President Trump," the Times added. Among the acceptable travelers for the European Union are those from Cuba, the country against which the U.S. began to build economic, financial,…

_____ (2020-06-30). Ahmed Erekat Was Executed With The Blessing Of Abbas And The Oslo People. popularresistance.org Ahmed Erekat was not the first Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli occupation forces in cold blood, nor will he be the last to be killed "because he tried to attack" them. The young man was shot dead as he helped his sister with her wedding preparations. Instead of the bride rejoicing, the Zionists turned her wedding into a funeral for the entire Erekat family, and all Palestinians. | Heinous crimes like this are committed on a regular basis, and the Israelis and their supporters try to justify them on every occasion. They tell their pre-packaged "self-defense" claims to the world; defend their presence on oc…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Forbidden Apps: India Must Uphold Legal Rights of Int'l Investors Including Chinese, Beijing Says. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India on Monday "decided to block 59 apps" including many of Chinese origin, due to "security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation". New Delhi said, it has credible knowledge that those Apps "pose a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India", and banned them.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). US COVID-19 Public Health Practices Being Debated in Political, Not Scientific Field – Researcher. sputniknews.com As COVID-19 spreads rapidly across several US states including Florida, Texas, Arizona and California, the US government also continues to politicize the public health issue, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, an assistant professor of viral pathogenesis at the University of Manitoba and Canada Research Chair in molecular pathogenesis, told Sputnik Monday.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Lengthy Boeing 737 MAX Recertification 'What FAA Should Have Done Five Years Ago' – Former IG. sputniknews.com As the air travel industry attempts to rebound from the global pandemic, Boeing will focus on recertifying its grounded 737 MAX jet. One aviation expert told Sputnik the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should not be applauded for performing its basic duties, but there is one interesting change regarding the aircraft's anti-stall system.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Indian and Chinese Army Commanders Meet to Defuse Ongoing Tension at Border. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): After the unprecedented face-off between Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on 15 June, both New Delhi and Beijing have been trying to diffuse tensions at the border through army-to-army engagements and diplomacy.

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Iran Urges UNSC Not to Surrender to 'Law of Jungle' By Backing US Arms Embargo Proposal. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to avoid surrendering to the "law of the jungle" by supporting the US proposal to extend the arms embargo on Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Border guards confiscate 1.4 tons of drugs in southeastern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Anti-narcotics police forces have seized 1,438 kilograms of illicit drugs at Iran-Pakistan Mirjaveh border, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Five COVID-19 human vaccines to be unveiled: VP Sattari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — The Vise President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari announced that two human vaccines for treating the novel coronavirus are ready to be unveiled and three other ones will be ready by the end of the current year (March 2021).

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). German envoys signals end of his tenure in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Michael Klor-Berchtold pointed to the ending of his tenure in Iran as the ambassador of Germany.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Council for Modernization of Educational System. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — The meeting of the specialized council for the transformation and modernization of Iran's educational system was held in the presence of Iran's Minister of Education Mohsen Haji Mirzaei on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iran condemns attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — The Spokesperson of the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs Seyyed Abbas Mousavi condemned the Monday Terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, which led into death of multiple people.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iran has no choice but to become stronger: IRGC cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — IRGC's first-in-command said that the Islamic Republic of Iran should become a model for the whole world and this requires becoming stronger.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). West Bank annexation continuation of Israeli occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to Paris Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday that West bank annexation is the continuation of Israeli occupation and aggression.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Interior design of Dome of Soltaniyeh. en.mehrnews.com ZANJAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Dome of Soltaniyeh is Iran's magnificent turquoise-brick dome which is considered as a key monument in the history of Islamic architecture and the oldest double-shell dome in the world. The structure is a very exquisite mosque which is well-known in the world from the viewpoint of architecture, interior design and space.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). US seeking to change Iran's Establishment: Russian envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya criticized the US Secretary of State's anti-Iranian statement at a Security Council meeting on Tuesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Railway to connect Iran, Afghanistan within months: road min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) Iranian minister of road Mohammad Eslami announced on Tuesday that Iran and Afghanistan are to get connected through railway within the next few months.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iraqi Army launches anti-ISIL operation in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iraqi army has identified and arrested an ISIL commander in an operation in Hawija city in Kirkuk Governorate.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Saudi Arabia's false claims against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) —Faisal bin Furhan Al Saud, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia has claimed that Iran is a big danger for the Identity and future of Syria.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iranian envoy submits credential to Austrian President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Austria submitted his credentials to the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in a ceremony held At the Austrian Presidential Palace on Tuesday.

John W. Whitehead (2020-06-30). America's Revolutionary Founders Would be Anti-Government Extremists Today. globalresearch.ca "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."—Thomas Paine | "When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-30). Imperial hosts climate investment competition for university students. imperial.ac.uk MBA and Masters students were invited to pitch investment solutions that address climate change in a bid to win a prize worth £7,500.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-30). Study reveals how water in deep Earth triggers earthquakes and volcanic activity. imperial.ac.uk Scientists have for the first time linked the deep Earth's water cycle to earthquakes and volcanic activity.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-30). Imperial to review its history and legacy. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London is to launch an expert review of its history and legacy in the context of its present day mission.

Staff (2020-06-30). Can Making Black Lives Matter Rescue a Failing State? truthout.org You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you're about to crash hard and there's no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. | I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I caught my toe on a curb and pitched forward. As time slowed down, I saw not my past, but my future, pass before my eyes — a future that would at worst include months of rehabbing a broken hip and at be…