Daily Archives: June 1, 2020

2020-06-01: News Headlines

Mirinda Crissman (2020-06-02). Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup. workers.org Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . |

Staff (2020-06-02). Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd. therealnews.com Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff (2020-06-02). Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.

Staff (2020-06-02). Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide. therealnews.com An independent autopsy released by Floyd's family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position…

news.un (2020-06-02). 'Dogged pragmatism' needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy. news.un.org 'Dogged pragmatism' is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.

_____ (2020-06-02). New laws to criminalise public interest information. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: A new Declassified report published only a few days ago goes to show the situation we find our selves in right now. In the midst of a crisis, while the commentariat are lobbing rocks at each other over the endless scandals and the media are focused on the pandemic — the government …

_____ (2020-06-02). Dominic Cummings 'spare cottage' — no planning consent, pays no council tax. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: Dominic Cummimgs — the highly controversial Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a "spare cottage" at his father's farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. The subsequent 'Rose Garden' interview turned into a media fiasco and demonstrated not just …

Eds. (2020-06-01). Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'. mronline.org West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police—one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter—adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-06-01). Nationwide Uprising Against Failed State Triggered By Police Killings. dissidentvoice.org The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd and other recent racially-motivated events is a response to the bi-partisan failed state in which we live. It comes in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and the largest economic collapse in the US in more than a century. These three crises have disproportionately impacted …

Kevin Zeese (2020-06-01). Nationwide Uprisings Against Failed States Triggered by Police Killings. globalresearch.ca The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd and other recent racially-motivated events is a response to the bi-partisan failed state in which we live. It comes in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and the largest economic …

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-06-01). From George Floyd Back to the Structural Violence of Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org Third degree murder for 3/5 for a devalued life Knee in throat air gone, gasping dying under the color of law! George Floyd had no chance! The gang of state sponsored assassins had already signed his death warrant! They think we should be grateful for watered down justice that has not and will never be …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-01). National Security "Experts" Blame Russia for the George Floyd Protests. mintpressnews.com The latest instance of American social disharmony being blamed on Moscow is part of a long tradition, where some see an invisible Russian hand whenever it is useful.

B'Tselem (2020-06-01). Palestine: Even During a Pandemic, Israeli Soldiers Shoot Holes in Water Tanks at Kafr Qadum. globalresearch.ca In recent weeks, soldiers have repeatedly shot holes in water tanks on the roofs of homes in Kafr Qadum. The shooting takes place during the weekly protests against the closure of the eastern exit from the village, which connects the …

Miko Peled (2020-06-01). Lessons from Palestine: America's People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement. mintpressnews.com The notion of an ongoing resistance by people of color in the US sounds outlandish but might be what is needed in order to rid America of its racist and violent attitudes.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-06-01). US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings. mintpressnews.com YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — At seven years old, Radhiah Issa's wide-eyed screams of panic and fear were understandable. Even an adult would be forgiven for waking up in a heated panic after discovering much of their body wrapped in blood-soaked bandages and laying in an unfamiliar room. Radhiah was in the family home of a Yemeni doctor who had scraped together whatever medical supplies he could in a heroic effort to render first aid and perform emergency surgery on Radhiah, who was seriously injured last Wednesday by a Saudi artillery shell while she stood amid her family's grazing sheep near her home in the Shada…

Martha Grevatt (2020-06-01). Cleveland car/pedestrian action demands prisoner release. workers.org Cleveland May 29 — Today a combination car/pedestrian protest in downtown Cleveland called for the Cuyahoga County Jail to release more prisoners and end "inhumane treatment." Similar actions have been taking place around Ohio, which has the highest COVID-19 prisoner death rate in the country. This demonstration was called by . . . |

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-01). Pompeo Reups Threats to ICC Over US, Israel War Crimes Probes, Showing White House 'Determined to Prevent' Accountability. commondreams.org "You'll see in the coming days a series of announcements not just from the State Department, from all across the United States government, that attempt to push back against what the ICC is up to," said the secretary of state. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-06-02). Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They're Trying To Ruin Him. popularresistance.org Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.

Scott Owen (2020-06-01). On Sheep, Shepherds, Wolves and Other Political Creatures. counterpunch.org Noam Chomsky was recently recorded in an interview saying that the Bernie Sanders campaign was "an extraordinary success" that "completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion" in the United States. While I agree with Chomsky when he says in the same Democracy Now interview that "If Trump is reelected, it's an indescribable disaster. It

Staff (2020-06-01). "America's Moment of Reckoning": Cornel West Says Nationwide Uprising Is Sign of "Empire Imploding" democracynow.org As thousands from coast to coast took to the streets this weekend to protest the state-sanctioned killing of Black people, and the nation faces its largest public health crisis in generations and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, professor Cornel West calls the U.S. a "predatory capitalist civilization obsessed with money, money, money." He also makes the connections between U.S. violence abroad and at home. "There is a connection between the seeds that you sow of violence externally and internally."

Staff (2020-06-01). Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals. democracynow.org Calls to defund the police mount after police erupted into violence this weekend in response to widespread protests across the nation, arresting more than 4,000 people and attacking demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets. As police departments face increasing criticism for using excessive force on protesters, we get response from Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, renowned scholar Professor Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.

Staff (2020-06-01). "My Vanishing Country": Mass Protests Rise from 400 Years of Systemic Racism, Says Bakari Sellers. democracynow.org As mass unrest engulfs the U.S., we speak with attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers, whose new memoir "My Vanishing Country" was just published. One of the central moments in the book is the Orangeburg massacre of 1968, when police opened fire on a crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. When the shooting stopped, three Black students were dead, 28 students were wounded. The nine officers who opened fire that day were all acquitted. The only person convicted of wrongdoing was Bakari Sellers's father, Clevel…

Staff (2020-06-01). Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police. truthout.org With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles "I will be introducing an amendment to t…

Staff (2020-06-01). Minneapolis Neighborhoods Defend Against Police and White Supremacists. truthout.org As protests against racism and state violence continue nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, neighborhoods in Minneapolis are facing increasingly brutal police crackdowns and heavy militarization of the city by the National Guard. And even as Minneapolis residents continue agitating against police violence, some are also organizing to defend themselves against the threat of violence from white supremacists who have been accused of coming to the city to burn buildings in neighborhoods of…

RT (2020-06-02). Piles of BRICKS mysteriously sprouting near riot hotspots all over US have journalists demanding answers. rt.com Stacks of bricks left seemingly unattended in riot hotspots across the US – as if begging to be snatched and thrown by unruly mobs – have protesters and journalists wondering whether the violent street clashes are orchestrated. | It's not every day one sees a stack of bricks just lying around unattended, especially when there's no construction to be seen – but a rash of reports of pallets of bricks turning up as if by magic in over half a dozen cities over the weekend has investigators trying to get to the bottom of who's seemingly giving would-be rioters the tools they need to turn what began as peaceful prot…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Social distancing in Tehran Bazaar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Headquarter for the battle against CIVID-19 declared home quarantine as a way to prevent the spread of the disease at the beginning of the pandemic. Currently, with limitations lifted, it is necessary to observe social distancing in crowded places such a Tehran Bazaar.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Signs of decline of 'Great Satan' has become 'more apparent' than ever: Shamkhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council [SNSC] Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the signs of decline of the Great Satan, the United States, has become more apparent than ever.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Florida Police Chief Urges Community to Use Guns Against Looters Breaking Into Homes. sputniknews.com Earlier on Sunday, the US National Guard was put on heightened alert in 15 states and in Washington DC, as several of the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd evolved into violent rioting with buildings and cars set on fire, windows smashed and violent police confrontations with protesters gathered in front of the White House.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Coronavirus Pandemic to Reduce US GDP By Almost $16Trln Over Next Decade, Budget Office Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) output will fall by almost $16 trillion, or more than 5 percent less than what was projected at the beginning of this year because of the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a projection.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Mining Firm Apologizes After Blowing Up 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Caves in Australia. sputniknews.com Multinational mining corporation Rio Tinto has apologized for destroying a 46,000-year-old sacred site belonging to local indigenous people in Australia in order to expand an iron mine.

Henry Giroux (2020-06-01). Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence. counterpunch.org The sheer brutality of George Floyd's death at the hands of a viciously violent cop symbolizes the unadulterated racism of a culture that looks away in the face of police violence against Black people but also a society in which a form of racialized domestic terrorism has become normalized.

Frances Madeson (2020-06-01). Federal Prisons Should Not be Death Chambers. counterpunch.org Double Ditch Indian Village overlooks the Missouri River in North Dakota, about an hour's drive north from where the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors formed their prayer camps in 2016 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It's a historic site of a village where, from 1490 to 1785, members of the Mandan Tribe lived in

Hayley Brown — Dean Baker (2020-06-01). The Impact of Upward Redistribution on Social Security Solvency. counterpunch.org Economic inequality in the US has ballooned since the early 1980s. Wage and salary growth at the top of the earnings distribution has significantly outpaced that at the bottom and middle, resulting in decades of unabated upward redistribution of income. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated this divide. In addition to the immediate problems

Eric A. Gordon (2020-06-01). Smithfield's Farmer John food factory and others hit with COVID-19 in L.A. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Smithfield Foods has been in the news lately. Their pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., became a Midwestern epicenter for coronavirus among its workforce this spring. Inadequate and heartless worker protection soon allowed the infection to spread throughout the state's largest city. Now its meatpacking plant in Vernon, a small but separately incorporated …

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-01). Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right. peoplesdispatch.org For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down from office, and fight against demonstrations organized by far right supporters, who are attacking the Legislative and Judiciary Power. | In Sà£o Paulo, as soccer fan supporters held a pro-democracy demonstration on Avenida Paulista, in the central region of the capital, this Sunday May 31, and were repressed by the Military Police. During the demonstration, military policemen started a confrontation against the protesters…

Staff (2020-06-01). Stir Crazy! Episode #44: Cities Can Be Rebuilt, Lives Cannot. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, "Why You Should Give A F*ck" co-host Genevieve Montinar, and TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Staff (2020-06-01). Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole. therealnews.com Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry's economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

Eds. (2020-06-01). Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time. mronline.org Join Kimberlé Crenshaw and guests Alicia Garza, Robin D. G. Kelly, Devon Carbado, and Maria Moore for part ten of the "Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities COVID Lays Bare" series. Click here for more information. The Under the Blacklight series has interrupted mainstream discourse in order to advocate for a more egalitarian politics and a more …

Editor (2020-06-01). EDITORIAL: En una grave crisis económica, lecciones de los más oprimidos. workers.org Estados Unidos se encuentra en una crisis económica histórica y aplastante, acelerada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Si bien la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales informó el 21 de mayo que la tasa oficial de desempleo era del 14,7 por ciento, ese mismo día la revista Fortune, una voz de la . . . |

Jim McMahan (2020-06-01). Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety. workers.org Seattle Immigrant workers, on strike against Washington state fruit packinghouses since May 7, won another victory on May 28. The workers' negotiating committee came out from Allan Brothers with a signed agreement and their fists held high. Striking Washington state fruit packers. The Latinx workers in Yakima have won three . . . |

Leonid Savin (2020-06-01). Will There Be A New War In Asia? thealtworld.com A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all depends on how valid the actions of those involved are going to be and whether other countries are going to undertake peacekeeping efforts. | On 23 May,

People's World Editorial Board (2020-06-01). Nationwide uprising against racist police violence. peoplesworld.org Up to 50 million jobless and 100,000 people dead—those are the backdrops to what has become a national uprising against police violence targeting Black people in America. The recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has triggered incredible developments that have never been seen in American history. The mass demonstrations coast to coast are …

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-01). øQuieres justicia para George Floyd? °Encarcelar y condenar a policías asesinos! — un comentario WW. workers.org 27 de mayo — Fue un déjà vu. Otro hombre negro capturado en video, primero, siendo torturado y luego asesinado por un oficial de policía blanco. Manifestantes frente al departamento de policía de Minneapolis antes de ser agredidos por policías, 26 de mayo. PHOTO: Brad Sigal Fue hace casi seis . . . |

Editor (2020-06-01). Defend resisters and the uprising! workers.org People are rising up, rising up against police violence! Smoldering rage ignited in a firestorm throughout the U.S. when tpolice lynched George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Immediately there was public outrage, after seeing how white supremacists killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his neighborhood and after invading . . . |

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2020-06-01). Changing Depictions of America in Cinema: Signs of 'Self-Awareness', 'Resistance' or a 'Multipolar World'? dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ Author's Note: Contains spoilers for Knives Out (2019), Bacurau (2019), and The Wandering Earth (2019) How can I confound myself with those who today already find a hearing? — Only the day after tomorrow belongs to me. Some are born posthumously. — Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, 1895 Introduction 2019 was a very interesting year …

Raul Diego (2020-06-01). Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns. mintpressnews.com Saturday's protest against police brutality in the capital of Texas may show that the have-nots in America may have found a common cause to rally around – and that is not good news for the police,…

RT (2020-06-01). Bellingcat's (race) war against RT: Russians didn't kill George Floyd, but are STILL BAD, say internet 'sleuths'. rt.com Bellingcat, the UK-based enablers of Western narratives in Syria and Ukraine now fueling US race riots, selectively translated a satirical post from Russian social media shared by RT's editor in chief to get her "canceled." | On Sunday, Margarita Simonyan shared a Telegram post by Dmitry Steshin, a war correspondent for the newspaper KP, which purported to give "advice" to rioters in the US how to make their uprising more "successful" along the lines of the US-backed 2014 coup in Ukraine. | Given that…

The Canary (2020-06-01). Parents refuse to send children back to 'dystopian' schools. thecanary.co As primary schools in England begin reopening to pupils, many uneasy parents have found themselves unable to trust the government's assurances that it is safe for their children to return.Damon Charles, a parent from Somerset, took his two daughters out of primary school shortly before lockdown began, and believes it is "premature and a bit crazy" to ask them to go back.Charles, a digital designer, told the PA news agency: "The government keep saying that children 'need to be back at school' but to be honest I think what that actually means is 'we, the government, really need the kids to be back at school'."Some…

The Canary (2020-06-01). Minister insists lockdown easing 'is not a dash' as health officials voice fears. thecanary.co A Cabinet minister has insisted the lockdown is being eased in a "very cautious" way as children in England begin returning to school, despite public health officials warning against the relaxation.Business secretary Alok Sharma said he understands parents' concerns over sending their children back to class on Monday, but added that the government had not undertaken a "dash" to re-start the economy.The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) warned that experts were "increasingly concerned" that ministers are making the wrong judgment by easing restrictions too quickly.Alok Sharma (Aaron Chown/PA)Parents…

Ed Sykes (2020-06-01). Trump hid in bunker as police used violence to suppress mass protests. thecanary.co Trigger warning: this article contains video footage of police brutality that some readers may find disturbing.Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the

The Canary (2020-06-01). How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate. thecanary.co Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…

Shelley Ettinger (2020-06-01). Larry Kramer, 1935-2020: An appreciation. workers.org I joined ACT-UP/NY soon after it formed, in the spring of 1987. Thirty-three years later, I still have vivid memories of the weekly meetings, which crackled with the electric energy of hundreds of angry people jammed into the first-floor meeting room in the LGBTQ Center in Manhattan. Larry Kramer Many, . . . |

Staff (2020-06-01). A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger. democracynow.org In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises."

Staff (2020-06-01). "America Has Looted Black People. We Learned It from You" Says Women's March Activist Tamika Mallory. democracynow.org In a powerful address among people in Minneapolis protesting the police murder of George Floyd, activist and former Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory demanded, "Charge the cops. … Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered."

Global Research News (2020-06-01). Selected Articles: America the Failed State, Justice for George Floyd. globalresearch.ca By The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of Geo…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). Coronavirus in a Time of Chimeras. strategic-culture.org Mathew MAAVAK | As the global COVID-19 scourge appears to recede, questions remain over the source and morphology of a virus that had locked down two-thirds of humanity over the first half of 2020. It may take years to satisfactorily decipher this extraordinary episode in human history. | Nonetheless, the novel coronavirus was not germinated in a vacuum. The type of research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology had ominous analogues worldwide. These included the quest for super intelligence and the development of interspecies hybrids or chimeras. | Genetically-Enhanced Competitiveness | What began as a sc…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). Joe Biden Is Cancer for the Democrats: Urgent Strategy Change Needed. strategic-culture.org There have been U.S. presidential candidates in our lifetimes that seemed like really pathetic offerings such as the soulless human business suit that is Mitt Romney. There have been some that could have competed. had they gotten the big nomination, if not for one big mistake like Howard Dean. And there are some that just had really tough incumbent competition that they had no hope of defeating like Walter Mondale. However, as it stands today there is no (serious) candidate in the past few generations of American society worse than today's Joe Biden. It isn't even a question at this point if he will lose, the rea…

RT (2020-06-01). WHO's chief wants good ties with US to continue, as Trump announces exit. rt.com World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a briefing on Monday, praised the United States' "immense" contribution to global health. He also urged a continuation of good ties despite President Donald Trump's move to quit the UN body. | Trump announced on Friday he would cut ties with the WHO, accusing it of becoming a puppet of China during the global coronavirus crisis. | Another WHO official, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, was asked at the same briefing about health risks during protests in the US. Close contact could heighten the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus, Reuters quo…

RT (2020-06-01). 'It's on you when MPs start dying': Jacob Rees-Mogg roasted for forcing UK lawmakers back to Parliament amid Covid-19 crisis. rt.com UK House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has come under fire after insisting the now-defunct virtual Parliament was "no longer necessary." Now the MPs may have to form endless 'social distancing' queues to cast their votes. | "Westminster has been the seat of our democracy for centuries. It will take more than the coronavirus to change that," said Rees-Mogg, writing for the PoliticsHome website on Monday. Insisting that "If Parliament is to deliver on the people's priorities, it must sit physically," he argued that the "virtual Parliament" that has seen the majority of MPs take part in House of Commons debat…

RT (2020-06-01). 'I'm proud of her': NY Mayor De Blasio defends daughter following her arrest during Manhattan protest. rt.com New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is "proud" of his daughter after it emerged that she was arrested at a protest in Manhattan at the weekend for reportedly blocking traffic and refusing to disperse. | "I am proud of her that she cares so much and is willing to do something about it," De Blasio told reporters during a Monday press conference. He said he had asked her to recount the whole story and that she assured him she was "acting peacefully." | "She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest," he said, later adding: "I admire that she was out there trying to c…

RT (2020-06-01). 'He was about peace': George Floyd's brother speaks out against riots, pleading 'channel your anger elsewhere'. rt.com Street violence isn't the way to secure justice for George Floyd, who stood for peace and was "a gentle giant," the slain Minnesotan's younger brother said, urging rioters to stop destroying their own communities. | "Don't tear up your town! All of this is not necessary, because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?" Floyd's younger brother told ABC. The slain man's family will "go another route" to seek justice, which, they believe, will eventually be served. | "Sometimes, I get angry and I want to bust some heads, too," Terrence Floyd told ABC. But the demeanor of his late brother ha…

RT (2020-06-01). Facebook rebellion? Zuckerberg alienates staff after REFUSING to censor Trump's warning to looters as Twitter HIDES its twin. rt.com Employees at Facebook are annoyed at CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to act against President Donald Trump, sharing their dissatisfaction with his decision online for all to see. | Grumblings amongst the employees were heard at all levels of the company, with the main criticism being aimed at Facebook's decision to leave Trump's post allegedly "glorifying violence" untouched, even as Twitter hid the same text behind a warning. | In his May 29 Twitter thread, Trump first decried what he called "a total lack of leadership" in Minneapolis, before proceeding to unload on "THUGS" that were "dishonoring the memory of…

RT (2020-06-01). Who burned the homeless camp? Antifa and Infowars play the blame game over Austin riots. rt.com A mob of rioters set a homeless man's belongings on fire in Austin, Texas, and trashed his encampment. The Left then claimed the heinous act was the work of conspiracy site Infowars, but Infowars' reporters say otherwise. | As rioters clashed with police and set cars on fire in Austin on Sunday, the mayhem touched an often-forgotten segment of the Texan city: the homeless. Video footage shared on social media showed a homeless man's mattress and belongings being dragged into a fire by rioters, as a camera crew from conspiracy site Infowars filmed the carnage. | According to one self-described "anti-capitalist"

RT (2020-06-01). 'RADICAL LEFT' trying to seize power by controlling 'CLUELESS' Biden, Trump alleges. rt.com Far-left extremists are pulling the strings of Joe Biden's presidential campaign, and would be the real decision-makers in the Oval Office should he win, Donald Trump has suggested, adding that the former VP is "clueless." | "Sleepy Joe Biden's people are so Radical Left that they are working to get the Anarchists out of jail, and probably more. Joe doesn't know anything about it, he is clueless, but they will be the real power, not Joe. They will be calling the shots! Big tax increases for all, Plus!" read the somewhat jumbled message of the US president. | Sleepy Joe Biden's people are so Radical Left that t…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-01). Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the AFL-CIO and progressive allies there have come declarations that the Minneapolis police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25 once again exposed the systemic racism that undergirds U.S. society. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, added that this …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-01). 'They Need Our Help': As CBO Projects $16 Trillion GDP Loss Due to Pandemic, Sanders and Schumer Demand Relief for Working Families. commondreams.org Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer demanded to know on Monday how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can remain committed to passing no additional coronavirus relief for working families. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-01). Our Disaster: Why the United States Bears Responsibility for Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis. counterpunch.org An entire generation of Yemeni children has suffered the traumas of war, many of them orphaned, maimed, malnourished, or displaced. The United Nations reports a death toll of 100,000 people in that nation's ongoing war, with an additional 131,000 people dying from hunger, disease, and a lack of medical care. A report from Save the Children, issued in November 2018, estimated

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-01). Our Disaster: Why the United States Bears Responsibility for Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis. commondreams.org Sanaa, Yemen. 30th Apr, 2020. A health worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant on the hands of people at a market in the old city of Sanaa, amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo: Hani Al-Ansi/dpa/Alamy Live News.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Howard Lisnoff (2020-06-01). Is the Pandemic Creating a Resurgence of Unionism? counterpunch.org Since Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) en masse at the beginning of his presidency "("Reagan fires 11,000 striking air traffic controllers, August 5, 1981," Politico, August 5, 2017), unions, which had already seen a decline because of the expansion of the global economy, saw membership numbers begin a precipitous decline ("The PATCO Strike,

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-01). Almost Everywhere in the World Separatists are treated as Terrorists. dissidentvoice.org The Hong Kong rioters and other violent so-called opposition figures are up for a big surprise soon: their actions may simply not be tolerated anymore. In fact, they might become illegal. But not because, as the White House and the Western mass media are continuously trumpeting, "China is governed by the Communist Party", but simply …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-01). The Great COVID-19 Vaccines to the Rescue Hoax. "Making A Billion Dollars" vs. "Harmful Side Effects" globalresearch.ca Instead of serving the public interest by reporting truthfully on major issues, establishment media serve as press agents for powerful interests. | Their managed news misinformation and disinformation includes the myth of barbarians at the gates to support endless wars on …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-01). Rage Against the United States of Institutionalized Inequality and Injustice. globalresearch.ca Public rage in dozens of US cities goes way beyond the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. | Like countless others in the US, Floyd was a victim of institutionalized racism, inequality and injustice….

Jan Oberg (2020-06-01). The Corona — An Opportunity to Replace Militarist Security with Individual and Human Security. globalresearch.ca Parts 1 and 2: introductory, diagnosis | Part 3: the fraudulent threat analysis that fuels militarism | Part 4: some theories and concepts about human security and how those concepts differ fundamentally from state-anchored dominant military policies | Read: …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-01). Libyan War Escalates as Regional Powers Attempt to Gain Stronger Influence. globalresearch.ca Alarms are sounding in Europe as Turkey, Russia and Arab states could potentially agree on shared influence in Libya, and therefore the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean, according to some experts. This comes as European states have no influence over …

Staff (2020-06-01). Headlines for June 1, 2020. democracynow.org Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence, Louisville Police Shoot and Kill Man at Protest, New Yorkers Take to Streets Around City, Shut Down Traffic as NYPD Arrests Hundreds, Attacks Peaceful Crowds, Rep. Joyce Beatty and Two Columbus City Officials Pepper-Sprayed by Ohio Police, Video Shows 9-Year-Old Seattle Child in Distress After Reportedly Being Maced by Police, Protesters Rally in Front of Capitol, White House, as Trump Retreats to Presidential Bunker, Black Sacramento Teen Recovering After Being Shot in Face with Rubber Bullet, Atlanta Police Officers Fired Af…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Central Florida FRSO condemns Florida curfews. fightbacknews.org In response to the nationwide uprisings in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, Florida cities and counties along the I-4 corridor, such as Tampa, Orlando, and Polk County, have announced curfews in an attempt to deescalate protests. In addition, Governor Ron DeSantis has deployed the National Guard to Tampa. The Central Florida District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns these measures as they are motivated by aims to suppress the popular movements against the continuing brutality of the police against the African American community. | Tampa mayor Jane "Cover-up" Castor announced on Ma…

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-01). Why the Neoliberal Agenda Is a Failure at Fighting Coronavirus. zcomm.org Where neoliberalism is strong, governmental preparations for and copings with coronavirus were weak, too late, and too little: as in the U.S., the UK, and Italy, among others…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-01). Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property. mintpressnews.com The United States is on fire. Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 26, millions have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police. At least 11 people have died, and thousands have been arrested. 15 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have called in the National Guard to quash protests raging in over 100 cities. Violence has been widespread, particularly in the epicenter Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, with buildings engulfed in flames, stores looted and vehicles destroyed. | While protestors are undoubtedly responsible for some share of the destruction, the country's law enforcement officials…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-06-01). Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran? counterpunch.org On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-01). CoronaShock: The greatest crisis in the history of capitalism. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad talks to Brasil de Fato on the nature of the crisis COVID-19 has brought, the obscene structural discrimination and loot that characterize capitalism, and the path before the Left during and after these times…

The Global Research Team (2020-06-01). Global Research: Reader-funded Research and Insight. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | While we must always hold on to hope, true peace can only be achieved through awareness and action. With recent tragic events in the US, we are reminded of Professor Peter Dale Scott's words: "The future of our …

Jon Rainwater (2020-06-01). Urge your Reps to help end police violence! peaceaction.org George Floyd should still be alive today. Since we can't bring him back to his family, we must take action for justice. We need to take action for justice for George as well as for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and ALL the thousands of people whose names …

news.un (2020-06-01). UN appeals for restraint, 'social cohesion' as protests across the US continue. news.un.org Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General's appeal for grievances to be heard in "peaceful ways", met with restraint by police and security forces.

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…

The Canary (2020-06-01). Brexit transition uncertainty 'poses threat to stability in Northern Ireland'. thecanary.co Uncertainty and lack of time before the end of Brexit transition poses a "potent threat" to prosperity and stability in the north of Ireland, a report has warned.Businesses in Great Britain could decide it is economically unviable to continue operations across the Irish Sea unless flexibility is shown in the EU negotiations, a House of Lords committee warned.The country will have to follow EU rules on agriculture and manufactured goods, ensuring access to its single market and keeping the border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing in a key concession maintaining a decades-old peace.The group of peers said:…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Turkey marks 109th anniversary of air force. yenisafak.com The Turkish Air Force on Monday marked its 109th anniversary.Marking the occasion, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar released a message lauding the air force's modern technology and top-flight personnel with over a century of experience.Akar added that the air force plays an important role not only in Turkey's anti-terror operations but also in supporting peace efforts on the international stage.Underscoring the rising risks, threats, and dangers, especially in Turkey's neighborhood, Akar stressed the importance of having an effective, prestigious deterrent in the Turkish Armed Forces.Founded on June 1, 1911, the Air…

VFP (2020-06-01). Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down. indybay.org Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.

Palo Alto Report (2020-06-01). Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I. indybay.org In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. There are many more whose names should not be forgotten.

White Silence Equals White Consent (2020-06-01). Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II. indybay.org In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. Neighbors participated and shared sentiments.

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-01). Palestinians Protest Israel's Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner. imemc.org Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, …

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Los Angeles demands justice for George Floyd and other victims of police terror. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30, as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest, a huge crowd filled Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to demand justice for George Floyd and others killed by police and racist vigilantes. Organized by Centro CSO, a member organization of NAARPR, the protest featured a lineup of speakers who've lost loved ones at the hands of LAPD, East Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Long Beach PD, and other police forces in the area. | Centro CSO members and allies who spoke at the protest called for solidarity with Black people against po…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-01). Indian power sector workers to hold protest day against privatization. peoplesdispatch.org Electricity employees and engineers across India will observe a National Protest Day on June 1, to oppose the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It is being led by the National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE), a broad based united platform of almost all the national federations of electricity employees and engineers. The proposed amendment will give more power to private players in the power sector and comes at a time when the country is combating the COVID-19 pandemic, with stakeholders unable to properly respond to the Bill.

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-01). Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Extended protests have continued in the Twin Cities and a vigil site has become ensconced in the intersection around the where a black man named George Floyd brutally lost his life to a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities is still…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-01). "Let's Burn the Whole Thing Down": Death, Protest and George Floyd. globalresearch.ca Mobs are unruly, headless things. The message is the action. The platform is often violence. But what is happening across the United States cannot simply be labelled as a looting-leads-to-shooting episode. It ranks as another chapter of enraged despair. | It …

Andrew Emett (2020-06-01). Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video. nationofchange.org "We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-01). Employees Hold Virtual Walkout to Protest Facebook Inaction on Trump Posts 'Advocating Violence Against Black Demonstrators'. commondreams.org Employees at Facebook—many of whom are continuing to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic—organized a virtual walkout on Monday to pressure the social media giant to apply a tougher standard to President Donald Trump's posts, particularly those about recent and ongoing nationwide demonstrations provoked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-06-01). First US Citizen Convicted For Protests At Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany. popularresistance.org A US Air Force veteran of the US war in Vietnam and two other nuclear weapons protesters were found guilty of trespassing and damage to property in Cochem District Court May 11, 2020, as a result of July 2018 protest action at Germany's Bàºchel Air Force Base, where the United States positions 20 of its nuclear bombs and where German pilots train to use them in possible attacks against Russia. There have been repeated arrests and detentions of US citizens during protests at the Bàºchel base since 2017, but no charges have been brought to trial until now. The judge sentenced all three to fines equivalent…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Uganda: 2 MPs detained for leading COVID-19 protest. yenisafak.com Ugandan police on Monday arrested two lawmakers for allegedly mobilizing protesters in order to demand the closure of a border town with South Sudan amid a rise in coronavirus cases, local media reported.The two MPs from Kilak county, Gilbert Olanya and Samuel Odonga Otto, were arrested near Cerellenu, a suburb of Gulu town.The demonstrators said Ugandans were getting infected by truckers who arrive in the country through the Elegu border point with South Sudan, according to the Daily Monitor news website.A police spokesman said the politicians were arrested because they did not seek permission from the police.An…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). UN sends over 100 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-01). Pelosi's Support of Sanctions Protested. indybay.org Car caravan protest at Pelosi's home as part of "International Days of Action"

Trump is the Terrorist (2020-06-01). Trump Says He Will Name Antifa a Terrorist Organization. indybay.org Corporate media is reporting Trump said Sunday that he will designate antifa as a terrorist organization. This follows Democratic and Republican officials' statements that extremist groups are responsible for violence at protests calling for Justice for George Floyd across the nation.

Essence (2020-06-01). Sunday 5/31: Ukiah: Protest Against Police Brutality & Murder of Black People. indybay.org The Courthouse | 100 N State St. | Ukiah CA, 95482…

Staff (2020-06-01). Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in…

Staff (2020-06-01). Police Attacked Protesters After Kneeling for Solidarity Photo Op, Activists Say. truthout.org Some of the police officers who have been prominently photographed kneeling or praying alongside demonstrators against police violence have turned around and harmed protesters soon afterward, according to numerous accounts posted by activists on social media. | Twitter user @NeeNeinNyetNo, for example, showed an image of Orlando Police praying with protesters and wrote, "Literally 45 minutes later they maced us in the face for the crime of standing in their vicinity." | t.co/85a6zU

en.mehrnews (2020-06-01). VIDEO: Nationwide protests continue in US over murder of George Floyd. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Cities across the United States have been the scene of riots and tensions between people and police after a US cop brutally murdered a black citizen earlier this week.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-01). Amid lockdown, dissenting voices choked in Indian universities. peoplesdispatch.org Two student-activists of the Aligarh Muslim University were apprehended by the police in the State of Uttar Pradesh on May 28. With a growing number of such arrests, human rights defenders in India are raising concern about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis being used to target critics of the government and control dissent…

_____ (2020-06-01). Beating Swords Into Plowshares. popularresistance.org Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: | "They will beat their swords into plowshares | and their spears into pruning hooks. | Nation will not take up sword against nation, | nor will they train for war anymore." — Isaiah 2: 4 | I've stood with activists in front of that same wall singing Down by the Riverside, a song promising we'll lay down our swords and shields, -"and study war no more, no more."

news.un (2020-06-01). Ecuador: Sustainable cattle farmer eases COVID-19 crisis with free milk for families. news.un.org As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down dairy supply hubs across the Amazon region of Ecuador, one local cattle farmer with an abundance of milk on his hands has stepped up to offer it free-of-charge to families in need, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Jake Johnston (2020-06-01). An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations. counterpunch.org Prepared remarks by Jake Johnston to Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson's forum on COVID-19 and ICE's deportation of detainees to Haiti First, I want to thank Congresswoman Wilson for convening this forum and for her leadership on this issue. The introduction of legislation mandating a halt to these deportations is a concrete and necessary step. I'd

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-06-01). All Night Jazz All The Time. counterpunch.org All Night Jazz All The Time black and blue another black and white fireworks display day or night mighty whitey in the jazz at the first beboptist cathedral how can a poor martyr sleep listening to gargoyles we never let in cept to favor us with their play drop some coinage in the cap step

Linda G. Ford (2020-06-01). "Do Not Resuscitate": My Experience with Hospice, Inc. counterpunch.org One nurse told Clay. . . "I've given him the highest dosage I can. It's enough to kill a horse. Most hospice patients die from morphine, but I can only OD him within an acceptable margin of error." —From Christopher Bollen, A Beautiful Crime In this age of coronavirus, it has become abundantly clear that

Raúl Carrillo (2020-06-01). We Need a Public Option for Banking. counterpunch.org The COVID-19 pandemic response has shown that the very foundations of our economy are shaky, fragile, and — for some of us — downright dangerous. We're once again watching working people, especially working people of color, bear the brunt of the fallout. Meanwhile, big companies traded on the stock market took two-thirds of the money

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-06-01). A Simple Model for Global Warming. counterpunch.org 70% or less of the sunlight shining onto the Earth reaches the surface and is absorbed by the biosphere. From this absorbed energy, in combination with the presence of water and organic material, all life springs. The oceans, which cover 70.2% of the Earth's surface and comprise 99.4% of the biosphere's mass, form the great

Jeff Deist (2020-06-01). Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda. globalresearch.ca In the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration and its media accomplices waged a relentless propaganda campaign to win political support for what turned out to be one of the most disastrous …

Project Censored (2020-06-01). The Relief Bills, Plandemic & COVID Conspiracies feat. Colleen Sweeney | Along the Line Ep.91. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the coronavirus relief bills and speak with Colleen Sweeney, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry…

Germany Ministry of Interior (2020-06-01). Coronavirus: Analyse des Krisenmanagements. globalresearch.ca Wir machen unsere Leser auf die Zusammenfassung dieses wichtigen durchgesickerten Berichts aufmerksam, der im Auftrag der BMI — Bundesministerium des Innern, erstellt wurde. | We bring to the attention of …

news.un (2020-06-01). WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Kit Knightly (2020-06-01). "It's All Bullsh*t" — Three Leaks that Sink the COVID Narrative. globalresearch.ca The science of the coronavirus is not disputed. It is well documented and Most people won't get the virus. | Most of the people who get it won't display symptoms. | Most of the people who display symptoms will …

Ali Salam (2020-06-01). European Union Calls for a Halt to Israeli Demolition Policies. imemc.org The European Union (EU) missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah released a statement last week, regarding a spike in Palestinian-owned home demolitions ordered and carried out by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank so far in 2020, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The statement noted that Israeli demolition of Palestinian …

Ali Salam (2020-06-01). Israeli Police Forces Demolish 4 Palestinian-owned Homes Inside Israel. imemc.org Israeli occupation police, on Sunday, demolished four homes under construction in the Arab city of Tira, inside the 1948 occupied lands, known as Israel. The justification given by authorities for the demolition, was the alleged lack of a building permit, Shehab News reported. According to witnesses, police stormed the city, …

Ali Salam (2020-06-01). Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem. imemc.org Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of …

Paul Dobson (2020-06-01). Venezuela Inaugurates New Fuel System, Increases Local Production. venezuelanalysis.com The new model features dual prices, dollar payments and private import permits, ending the state's 50-year monopoly on fuel supply.

Ed Corrigan (2020-06-01). US Tankers in Persian Gulf Will Not be Safe If Iranian Oil Shipments Seized: Political Analyst. globalresearch.ca A Canadian political analyst said the US is well aware that its oil tankers that are freely moving in the Persian Gulf would be exposed to retaliation if it attempts to seize Iranian oil shipments carrying fuel to Venezuela. | ***…

Mary L. G. Theroux (2020-06-01). Corona Crisis and Leviathan: Big Brother Comes to Your Town and iPhone. Drones and Contract Tracers. globalresearch.ca Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois is proposing the Orwellian (and improperly capitalized) COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act, offering states and locales $100 billion with which to become total police states. | The bill would provide funds for localities …

Jamil Smith (2020-06-01). Puerto Rico Was a Precursor for the Pandemic. zcomm.org Trump politically disappeared the victims of Irma and Maria in 2017; and is trying to do the same to victims of Covid-19…

Richard Falk (2020-06-01). Arms Control and Disarmament: A Failed Marriage. globalresearch.ca The ongoing pandemic makes us obsessively aware of the precariousness of life, and if from the U.S., the mendacious incompetence of our political leadership. Yet, it also makes most of us as obsessively complacent when the threats seem remote and …

_____ (2020-06-01). Distracted and looking the other way: 30 days to the next crisis. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: While the pandemic swirls throughout society and wreaks havoc to public health and then the economy, the general public are largely unaware that Tuesday, June 30th is one of the most important days in the history of Great Britain. As if the pandemic is not enough cover for this huge event, the remaining …

Dean Baker (2020-06-01). Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People. cepr.net Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …

Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead (2020-06-01). Patriotism has little stature when the need for international collaboration has never been so important. nationofchange.org Rather than encouraging the collective, global scientific approach the pandemic desperately needs, Trump deliberately isolates the United States from such a required international response.

news.un (2020-06-01). Why business needs to address the social impacts of COVID-19: an interview with Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact chief. news.un.org As businesses struggle to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, they need to remain aware of their responsibilities as partners in efforts to build a sustainable future, says the outgoing head of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Amy Finnegan (2020-06-01). Can a pandemic dislodge us from privatized parenting? zcomm.org This is the perfect opportunity to bring wisdom from social movements into our families and vice-versa…

Steinman MA, Perry L, Perissinotto CM. (2020-06-01). Meeting the Care Needs of Older Adults Isolated at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint stresses the importance of recognizing and directly addressing the challenges created by COVID-19 era physical distancing in the care of older adults.

David C. Couper (2020-06-01). Police Need Real Reform, a Fresh Start. progressive.org Because policing has for so many years been the realm of white males, there are still vestiges of white supremacy and racism within its ranks.

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-01). Beijing Sees Trump's Hand and Won't Fold. globalresearch.ca Stranger things have happened. | Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in …

Xu A, Ma J, Guo X, et al. (2020-06-01). Association of a Province-Wide Intervention With Salt Intake and Hypertension in China. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional study evaluates the change in urinary sodium excretion and other factors associated with blood pressure during a government-led, multisectoral, province-wide 5-year intervention in Shandong Province, China, from 2011 to 2016.

_____ (2020-06-01). UK failure to support Covid-19 vaccine collaboration is 'shameful' on global stage. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: As the UK prepares itself to crash out of the European Union and sign a trade deal with America — Downing Street continues to side with Donald Trump, if not overtly — more indirectly. It has been known for a few months now that Donald Trump, in his odd quest to weaken America's …

news.un (2020-06-01). Central and South America now 'intense zones' for COVID-19 transmission. news.un.org Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become "the intense zones" for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

news.un (2020-06-01). COVID-19 disrupting services to treat non-communicable diseases, WHO survey finds. news.un.org The fight against COVID-19 has severely disrupted services to prevent and treat cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which kill more than 40 million people each year, according to a new survey published on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

news.un (2020-06-01). World slowly starts travelling again: UN Tourism Organization. news.un.org After months of lockdowns, countries are cautiously starting to ease travel restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to research published Monday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed "the need for vigilance, responsibility and international cooperation as the world slowly opens up again."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-01). Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa mosque compound on day of its reopening. peoplesdispatch.org The Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem was closed due to the COVID-19 threat for the last 70 days and was re-opened on Sunday. The Israeli police also arrested three Palestinians from the site on Sunday…

Galea S, Merchant RM, Lurie N. (2020-06-01). The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of mitigating the mental health consequences of social distancing in the COVID-19 era.

Matt Sedlar (2020-06-01). The UN's Anti-Poverty Proposal for Latin America: A "Basic Emergency Income" cepr.net The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Latin America could be potentially devastating, according to a new Special Report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The report, based on the available data in mid-April, has estimated a -5.3 percent drop for the region's GDP growth in 2020 — …

vtwilpfgathering (2020-06-01). Franck Report Issued in June 1945 by Nuclear Physicists Against Using the Atomic Bomb Against Japan. globalresearch.ca You can be forgiven for never hearing about The Franck Report that was issued on 11th June 1945, it was kept highly secret at the time and is one of those many WWII documents whose un-censored versions have only become …

Raul Diego (2020-06-01). Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US. mintpressnews.com If there ever was a clear cut case for human rights abuse, it is the ongoing and pervasive disregard for communities of color by the police and concomitant prison-judicial complex in America.

Kim Petersen (2020-06-01). Lenses on Riots, Murder, and Racism in the US and Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca The despicable police murder of a person, another Black person, who allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill has caused widespread revulsion among Americans. This time, however, authorities acted relatively quickly calling in the FBI and firing all four police officers …

Richard Silverstein (2020-06-01). Mueller Investigated Former Lebanese Phalangist, Trump Advisor, for Ties to Egyptian Dictator. globalresearch.ca The ranks of Republican consultants are filled by hoaxsters, swindlers and crooks. In the era of Trump, this phenomenon has become even more pronounced. One of them is Walid Phares, a

Philip A Farruggio (2020-06-01). I'm the Pied Piper. The Need for a Mass Movement in America. globalresearch.ca In 1966 Crispian St. Peters wrote and sang the hit song 'The Pied Piper'. It resonates well in 2020 with this current Snake Oil Salesman: | The Pied Piper | You | With your masquerading, and you | Always contemplating …

Robert Fantina (2020-06-01). Racism in the United States. globalresearch.ca If anyone needed another reminder that Black lives simply don't matter in the United States of America, the police in Minneapolis have clearly demonstrated that fact. | It will be a long time before I will forget the picture of Derek …

John Stanton (2020-06-01). How Much Violence and Destruction Is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects? globalresearch.ca "Without trampling through all the historical details, we can designate the entire history of [Americans]—the glorious past so eulogized by our fathers—as the history of shame, for in that history there is more betrayal, apostasy, perfidious intrigue, ignominious defeat, …

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-01). From Soft to Hard Fascism: "Get in Your House Right Now!" globalresearch.ca There can no longer be any doubt—America is now a full-blown fascist state. In the past, authoritarian fascism was kept reserved in the shadows, largely out of the public eye, but in a remarkably short period of time it has …

Craig Murray (2020-06-01). Racist Killing and Impunity. globalresearch.ca A social culture where perception of others is not conditioned by skin tone is obtainable. In the process of getting there, a system of law with no impunity for racism and with exemplary punishment for agents of the state in …

Donald Monaco (2020-06-01). The Decline of American Liberalism. globalresearch.ca The American liberal tradition has become increasingly superfluous with the triumphal ascendancy of a corrosive and reactionary conservative political ideology that was consecrated during the 'Reagan Revolution' of the 1980s and steadily gained influence in every succeeding presidential administration that …

_____ (2020-06-01). UK job vacancies collapse by 92 per cent. truepublica.org.uk By the time the lockdown was announced, firms had stopped posting new vacancies almost entirely. New postings on 25 March were just 8% of their levels in 2019. Vacancies fell across the wage distribution. The fall was sharpest in low-paid occupations directly affected by social distancing measures, but new vacancies for higher-paid jobs in legal and managerial …

Auth D, Staffa J, LaCivita C. (2020-06-01). Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We note the review by Heyward et al critiquing the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight of the extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The authors' conclusions reiterate those that the FDA presented at a public advisory committee meeting on May 3 and 4, 2016, regarding the assessment of the ER/LA REMS, a voluntary continuing education (CE) program. At this meeting, there was discussion of how this REMS was 1 among many educational activities and other interventions being implemented at local, state, and federal levels to ad…

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield (2020-06-01). An uprising was inevitable. nationofchange.org "Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."

Heyward J, Sharfstein J, Alexander G. (2020-06-01). Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We studied the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight and management of an industry-funded prescriber education program aimed at improving prescriber practices and reducing adverse events from use of prescription opioids. Five years into the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program governing extended release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids, the FDA was unable to evaluate the effect of the REMS on prescribing behavior or safety outcomes.

Ted Glick (2020-06-01). Chalking and Walking Because Black Lives Matter. zcomm.org One of the many good things about the massive demonstration in Newark yesterday was the unity in action on the part of the predominantly Black and very multi-racial gathering…

Shawgi Tell (2020-06-01). Unfinished Hammering of Labor and Production. dissidentvoice.org On May 28, 2020, John Lonski, chief economist at Moody's Capital, said: Both the troubling outlook for debt repayment and the unfinished hammering of an already weak labor market underscores the highly speculative nature of the latest rallies by equities and corporate bonds. In addition, corporate earnings have yet to escape from a now deep …

commondreams (2020-06-01). Sanders and Schumer Respond to CBO Estimate Pandemic May Cause $16 Trillion in Long-Term Economic Harm. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-06-01). Space Force Is a Dangerous Shift Toward Weaponizing space. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Thom Hartmann (2020-06-01). Yes, the Looting Must Stop. commondreams.org In 1981, when Ronald Reagan ended the New Deal era, crushed labor unions, and massively cut the top personal and corporate tax rates, he kicked off the most massive and widespread looting of America since the 1920s. (Photo: Bob Daugherty/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Caitlin Cawley (2020-06-01). Americans Have Long Ignored Iraqis—Now Is the Perfect Time to Connect With Their Stories. commondreams.org A woman holding her child looks at US soldier from the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment securing her house during a house to house assessment mission in Baghdad, 09 January 2008. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Hospital safety during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While many nonessential businesses closed or suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals continued to operate and take care of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. How have Mayo Clinic hospitals navigated the pandemic and kept patients and staff safe? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Robert Cima, chair of hospital practice at Mayo Clinic, explains …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Health and Human Services plays key role in supporting Americans amid COVID-19 crisis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique situation that has required work across federal and state agencies to support communities and frontline workers during this challenging time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has played a key role by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-01). Managing levels of specific protein, mineral early in COVID-19 may prevent severe illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ? Managing levels of calcium in the blood and the protein albumin early on in COVID-19 may prevent patients from progressing to severe illness and death, a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology found. The findings are based on the remarkably similar clinical features and autopsy results of patients who died …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What we know about virus transmission. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-01). Racing against time, medical researchers, life science companies and COVID-19 survivors launch national campaign to drive plasma donation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "The Fight Is In Us" campaign seeks to mobilize COVID-19 survivors to accelerate the development of potentially lifesaving therapies [ROCHESTER, Minn.]

Welch H. (2020-06-01). Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients. jamanetwork.com In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program—one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…

_____ (2020-06-01). Ethics Groups Call On Coronavirus 'Vaccine Czar' To Disclose Potential Conflicts. popularresistance.org The Trump administration's decision to hire its new "vaccine czar" as a private contractor, rather than a government employee, has alarmed some ethics experts who say the designation will involve him in programs that could channel millions of federal dollars into the development of coronavirus vaccine and treatments without requiring he disclose financial holdings or potential conflicts. | When it was announced two weeks ago that Moncef Slaoui would head up "Operation Warp Speed" to find and distribute a vaccine, the administration described him as "chief advisor," but did not explicitly say he would not be a for…

_____ (2020-06-01). Some Countries Have Brought New Cases Down To Nearly Zero. popularresistance.org Perhaps the greatest success story is New Zealand, which has stopped local transmission and has a plan to completely eliminate the virus from its territory. | "The lesson is that it can be done," says Siouxsie Wiles, an associate professor of microbiology in New Zealand. "Obviously, the longer you leave it, and the more cases there are, the harder it becomes. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try." | Wiles heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland. Much of her work focuses on antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases. When the coronavirus hit, she got involved in communicat…

_____ (2020-06-01). The Frontlines Of Venezuela's Fight Against COVID-19. popularresistance.org Since the emergence of COVID-19 in December of last year, when it became evident that this would be a global pandemic, epidemiologists made it clear that in the fight against the new coronavirus the key would be to flatten the curve. To do so, two very important factors should be taken into account: reducing the contagion rate and increasing the capacity of the healthcare system. In other words, the objective is to flatten the curve to a level that allows a reinforced healthcare system to attend to all the cases. | That is why, early on, the Venezuelan government decided to adopt strategies that would tend to fla…

_____ (2020-06-01). US Drone Assassinations Continue Despite German Effort To Restrict Them. popularresistance.org A year after a German court issued a ruling that would have dramatically restricted U.S. drone operations in accordance with international law, no substantive changes have taken place, as the lawsuit that led to the March 2019 ruling is still stuck in the appeals process. | The lawsuit, filed by Yemeni engineer Faisal bin Ali Jaber over the killing of two family members, alleges that the German government intentionally ignored U.S. forces' use of Ramstein Air Base, near Mannheim, as a vital data transfer point in drone assassinations. Those drone operations often kill civilians in areas where the United States ha…

_____ (2020-06-01). Nicaragua Battles COVID-19 And A Disinformation Campaign. popularresistance.org Every country in the world is trying to balance its fight against the virus with the need to have a functioning economy, and there is plenty of debate about what the balance should be. The world's poorer countries face the toughest challenge, because a high proportion of their populations engage in a daily struggle to earn enough to eat, whether in small businesses or the informal economy. In Nicaragua, around 80% of people make their living in this way. | But there are two more problems uniquely affecting Nicaragua in tackling the pandemic. One is that its economy and social life had already been attacked only t…

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2020-06-01). Coronavirus has exposed how years of infantilisation have left England a nation of children. thecanary.co The

The Canary (2020-06-01). Avoid using sprinklers in evening, gardeners urged amid high water demand. thecanary.co Gardeners are being urged to avoid using sprinklers in the evening as dry weather and the lockdown continue to drive high demand for water. | The call by industry body Water UK comes after what is expected to be the driest May for England since 1896, with official figures published by the Met Office later on Monday. | Forecasters say the weekend's sunny weather, which saw crowds of people flock to beaches and beauty spots across England ahead of lockdown restrictions being eased on Monday, will continue until midweek. | Water UK said there was no shortage of water, but everyone using more at the same time as they…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Two more people die of COVID-19 in Indian-administered Kashmir. yenisafak.com At least two more people died due to the novel coronavirus in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir region, officials said on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities to 30.The deceased include a 45-year-old man from Kashmir's Shopain district and a 72-year-old man from Doda district of Jammu region.Farooq Jan, medical superintendent at a tertiary hospital in Srinagar, said that the deceased man from Ramnagar area of Shopian was admitted to hospital's emergency at 9: 00 p.m. local time (1530GMT) on Sunday."While he died in the midnight, his swab sample for the COVID-19 came in positive today," Jan said.Meanwh…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Relatives queue to cremate coronavirus dead in India's capital. yenisafak.com A queue of ambulances formed outside the main crematorium in India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus continues to rise.Cases in the country crossed 190,000, the health ministry said on Monday, overtaking France to become seventh highest in the world, as the government eases back on most curbs after a two-month lockdown that left millions without work. There have been more than 5,000 deaths.At Nigambodh Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River, relatives and staff said a shortage of medical professionals trained in handling the bodies of victims was leading to delays.As…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). India: Film industry up against shooting guidelines. yenisafak.com The lockdown enforced to stem the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has hit the glitz, vibrancy, and spectacle of India's film industry.As per initial estimates the Bollywood — second largest film industry in the world — has lost $134 million over the past three months.Even as India on Monday relaxed its lockdown, easing most of the restrictions for over 1.3 billion population, experts believe that it will take a long time for the entertainment industry to return to its vibrancy.The guidelines issued for the fifth phase of the nationwide lockdown have allowed resumption of shooting. The Cultu…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Cuba reiterates rejection of US blacklist. yenisafak.com Cuba reiterated Monday its "strong rejection" of being placed on a list of non-cooperators with US counter-terrorism efforts.The counter-terror blacklist made public by Washington on May 13 is "a unilateral and arbitrary listing without any base, authority or international support whatsoever which, as it is known, only aids to the intentions to defame and pressure countries refusing to bend to the will of the US government in their sovereign decision," the Caribbean nation's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The US State Department justified the decision by saying: "Cuba's refusal to productively engage with t…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Turkey condoles death of young Italian swimmers. yenisafak.com The Turkish Swimming Federation has expressed condolences for two Italian swimmers who were killed in a plane crash on Sunday. Fabio Lombini, 23, and Gioele Rossetti, 23, passed away after their plane crashed in the south of Rome shortly after takeoff."We share the pain of the victims' families. Our condolences," it said in a tweet on Monday.While Lombini was a 200m freestyle specialist, who won silver in a 2017 Italian championship, Rossetti had been successful at youth level in the country.

yenisafak (2020-06-01). US-based Zynga buys Turkish game firm Peak for $1.8B. yenisafak.com The US-based interactive entertainment giant Zynga acquired a Turkish mobile game developer Peak Games for $1.8 billion, Zynga announced on Monday."Peak brings a 100-person strong team and two Forever Franchises, Toon Blast and Toy Blast, that have consistently ranked in the top 10 and top 20 US iPhone grossing games for over two years, respectively," the US-based firm said in a press release.Established in 2010, Peak Games is the owner of Toon Blast and Toy Blast games, which have over 12 million mobile daily active users (DAUs) on average."Peak is expected to grow Zynga's average mobile DAUs by more than 60% wh…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Unaccompanied children in Greece in fear, misery. yenisafak.com Hundreds of people have tweeted to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for unaccompanied migrant and refugee children to be freed from detention in Greece, as a watchdog's campaign continued since last April.In April, the Human Rights Watch initiated a campaign with the #FreeTheKids hashtag on social media, calling for Greek authorities to release the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece and are now being locked up in police cells.While 17-year-old Kamrul from Bangladesh was detained by the Greek police for more than six weeks, 14-year-old Ibrahim from Somalia for almost three months.L…

Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation, Magnum Foundation (2020-06-01). Germany's Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus. thenation.com Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Germany's Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus…

Bryce Covert (2020-06-01). America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit. thenation.com America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.

Zoà´ Carpenter (2020-06-01). Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care? thenation.com Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?

Sara Luterman (2020-06-01). Biden's Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good. thenation.com Biden's Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). German Leaked Docs and Coronavirus. strategic-culture.org What is more important, taking stern measures to fight the Coronavirus or maintaining our civil liberties and freedoms? Leaked German government documents may have the definitive answer.

WSWS Repost (2020-06-01). New COVID-19 infections worldwide hit record levels. indybay.org The United States, the richest country in the world has lost far more of its people to the coronavirus than any other nation because of the greed, callousness and sheer incompetence of its ruling elite. | In the eyes of working people around the world, this is a political and social disgrace from which American capitalism will never recover.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-01). Sean Penn's nonprofit Core Response is testing for Covid-19 in Oakland. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Testing In Oakland:…

Brenda Norrell (2020-06-01). Navajo Loren Tapahe 'My sister is not a number'. indybay.org In a tender memoir, Navajo author and publisher Loren Tapahe remembers his sister Emily, who died from the coronavirus, and reminds us, 'My sister is not a number.'

The United Front Against Displacement (2020-06-01). Tuesday 6/2: POSTPONED: Rally to Defend West Oakland Homeless Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic. indybay.org The Corner of 18th & Wood st in West Oakland…

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-01). #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest. indybay.org "We're at a Breaking Point: " #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!

Staff (2020-06-01). Don't Let Trump Use This Moment to Sneak in Domestic Terrorism Laws. truthout.org There's something ironic about a fascist president labeling an anti-fascist movement "terrorists." It could be a joke, if it didn't have such terrifying implications for civil liberties. | Yet in an attempt to deflect responsibility for kindling the flames of white nationalism and racism over the course of his administration, President Donald Trump's scapegoat of the day is the left. He

Staff (2020-06-01). Four More Years of Donald Trump Could Delay Global Emissions Cuts by 10 Years. truthout.org Modelling suggests there are only very limited circumstances where the While the immediate effects will be felt at home, ultimately, the knock-on impacts of "the Trump effect" will be "even more detrimental" for international efforts…

Staff (2020-06-01). This Is What a Revolution Looks Like. truthout.org There has never been a weekend in the U.S. quite like the one we just experienced. | Many comparisons of this moment have been made to the fury that

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-01). Codecheck confirms reproducibility of COVID-19 model results. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team has published the script to reproduce its high-profile 16 March coronavirus report, as it passes a codecheck.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-01). International Volleyball Federation seeks to broadcast Iran, S. Korea match on YouTube: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — The match between Iran and South Korea in the Tokyo Olympic qualifying event will be broadcast on YouTube by International Volleyball Federation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-01). Iran, Afghanistan capable of fighting against regional intervention: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said on Monday that Iran and Afghanistan can fight against regional intervention, drug-trafficking and terrorism through bilateral cooperation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-01). Iranian tanker "FAXON" being protected, monitored by Venezuela's navy forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — The fourth tanker of an Iranian flotilla, FAXON, carried fuel for Venezuela is being protected and monitored by the country's navy forces. FAXON took a berth at Venezuelan port on Friday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-01). Iran's foreign trade with EAEU hits $2.1bn: IRICA spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration [IRICA] said Iran's foreign trade with Eurasia has exceeded $2.112 billion since October 27, 2019 when Preferential Trade Agreement [PTA] was inked between Islamic Republic of Iran and Eurasian Economic Union [EAEU].

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Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-06-02
Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . | Continue reading Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup at Workers.org
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Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-protes…

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.
therealnews.com/stories/social-justice-i…

'Dogged pragmatism' needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
'Dogged pragmatism' is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.
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New laws to criminalise public interest information
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-02
By TruePublica Editor: A new Declassified report published only a few days ago goes to show the situation we find our selves in right now. In the midst of a crisis, while the commentariat are lobbing rocks at each other over the endless scandals and the media are focused on the pandemic

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
An independent autopsy released by Floyd's family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position…
therealnews.com/stories/independent-auto…

National Security "Experts" Blame Russia for the George Floyd Protests
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
The latest instance of American social disharmony being blamed on Moscow is part of a long tradition, where some see an invisible Russian hand whenever it is useful.
mintpressnews.com/russia-influence-georg…

Nationwide Uprisings Against Failed States Triggered by Police Killings
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd and other recent racially-motivated events is a response to the bi-partisan failed state in which we live. It comes in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and the largest economic …
globalresearch.ca/nationwide-uprisings-a…

Nationwide Uprising Against Failed State Triggered By Police Killings
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd and other recent racially-motivated events is a response to the bi-partisan failed state in which we live. It comes in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and the largest economic collapse in the US in more than a century. These three crises have disproportionately impacted …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/nationwide-up…

Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-01
West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police–one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter–adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …
mronline.org/2020/06/01/cornel-west-neo-…

From George Floyd Back to the Structural Violence of Capitalism
Black Alliance for Peace | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Third degree murder for 3/5 for a devalued life Knee in throat air gone, gasping dying under the color of law! George Floyd had no chance! The gang of state sponsored assassins had already signed his death warrant! They think we should be grateful for watered down justice that has not and will never be …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/from-george-f…

Central Florida FRSO condemns Florida curfews
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
In response to the nationwide uprisings in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, Florida cities and counties along the I-4 corridor, such as Tampa, Orlando, and Polk County, have announced curfews in an attempt to deescalate protests. In addition, Governor Ron DeSantis has deployed the National Guard to Tampa. The Central Florida District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns these measures as they are motivated by aims to suppress the popular movements against the continuing brutality of the police against the African American community. | Tampa mayor Jane "Cover-up" Castor announced on Ma…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/31/central-flor…

CoronaShock: The greatest crisis in the history of capitalism
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
Vijay Prashad talks to Brasil de Fato on the nature of the crisis COVID-19 has brought, the obscene structural discrimination and loot that characterize capitalism, and the path before the Left during and after these times…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/01/coronasho…

We Are All Jakarta
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
The war on Vietnam plays an infinitely larger role in history in the common understanding of a typical U.S. citizen than does what the U.S. government did to Indonesia in 1965-1966. But if you read The Jakarta Method, the new book by Vincent Bevins, you will have to wonder what moral basis there can possibly …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/we-are-all-ja…

Is the Pandemic Creating a Resurgence of Unionism?
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Since Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) en masse at the beginning of his presidency "("Reagan fires 11,000 striking air traffic controllers, August 5, 1981," Politico, August 5, 2017), unions, which had already seen a decline because of the expansion of the global economy, saw membership numbers begin a precipitous decline ("The PATCO Strike,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/is-the-pande…

Almost Everywhere in the World Separatists are treated as Terrorists
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
The Hong Kong rioters and other violent so-called opposition figures are up for a big surprise soon: their actions may simply not be tolerated anymore. In fact, they might become illegal. But not because, as the White House and the Western mass media are continuously trumpeting, "China is governed by the Communist Party", but simply …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/almost-everyw…

Eruptions of Rage
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
America's cities are burning again. In Minneapolis, after an unarmed and unresisting George Floyd, 46 and black, was killed by a white cop after being arrested for the non-violent alleged crime of trying to pass a fake $20 bill, protests immediately erupted. Minneapolis cops, with a reputation for violence, responded to the initial protest with…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/eruptions-of…

"America's Moment of Reckoning": Cornel West Says Nationwide Uprising Is Sign of "Empire Imploding"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
As thousands from coast to coast took to the streets this weekend to protest the state-sanctioned killing of Black people, and the nation faces its largest public health crisis in generations and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, professor Cornel West calls the U.S. a "predatory capitalist civilization obsessed with money, money, money." He also makes the connections between U.S. violence abroad and at home. "There is a connection between the seeds that you sow of violence externally and internally."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/cornel_wes…

Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
Calls to defund the police mount after police erupted into violence this weekend in response to widespread protests across the nation, arresting more than 4,000 people and attacking demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets. As police departments face increasing criticism for using excessive force on protesters, we get response from Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, renowned scholar Professor Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/keeanga_ya…

"My Vanishing Country": Mass Protests Rise from 400 Years of Systemic Racism, Says Bakari Sellers
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
As mass unrest engulfs the U.S., we speak with attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers, whose new memoir "My Vanishing Country" was just published. One of the central moments in the book is the Orangeburg massacre of 1968, when police opened fire on a crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. When the shooting stopped, three Black students were dead, 28 students were wounded. The nine officers who opened fire that day were all acquitted. The only person convicted of wrongdoing was Bakari Sellers's father, Clevel…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/bakari_sel…

Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They're Trying To Ruin Him
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.
popularresistance.org/steven-donziger-ch…

Selected Articles: America the Failed State, Justice for George Floyd
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Nationwide Uprisings Against Failed States Triggered by Police Killings | By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, June 01, 2020 | The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of Geo…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-amer…

Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles patrol the streets and crack down on protests over the killing of George Floyd, Sen. Brian Schatz on Sunday said he plans to introduce an amendment to end the federal program that permits the transfer of excess military equipment to police departments across the nation. | "I will be introducing an amendment to t…
truthout.org/articles/senator-plans-amen…

Minneapolis Neighborhoods Defend Against Police and White Supremacists
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
As protests against racism and state violence continue nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, neighborhoods in Minneapolis are facing increasingly brutal police crackdowns and heavy militarization of the city by the National Guard. And even as Minneapolis residents continue agitating against police violence, some are also organizing to defend themselves against the threat of violence from white supremacists who have been accused of coming to the city to burn buildings in neighborhoods of…
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Piles of BRICKS mysteriously sprouting near riot hotspots all over US have journalists demanding answers
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Stacks of bricks left seemingly unattended in riot hotspots across the US – as if begging to be snatched and thrown by unruly mobs – have protesters and journalists wondering whether the violent street clashes are orchestrated. | It's not every day one sees a stack of bricks just lying around unattended, especially when there's no construction to be seen – but a rash of reports of pallets of bricks turning up as if by magic in over half a dozen cities over the weekend has investigators trying to get to the bottom of who's seemingly giving would-be rioters the tools they need to turn what began as peaceful prot…
rt.com/usa/490444-bricks-appear-mysterio…

Signs of decline of 'Great Satan' has become 'more apparent' than ever: Shamkhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-02
TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA)

Social distancing in Tehran Bazaar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-02
TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA)

Florida Police Chief Urges Community to Use Guns Against Looters Breaking Into Homes
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Earlier on Sunday, the US National Guard was put on heightened alert in 15 states and in Washington DC, as several of the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd evolved into violent rioting with buildings and cars set on fire, windows smashed and violent police confrontations with protesters gathered in front of the White House.
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Coronavirus Pandemic to Reduce US GDP By Almost $16Trln Over Next Decade, Budget Office Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) output will fall by almost $16 trillion, or more than 5 percent less than what was projected at the beginning of this year because of the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a projection.
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Mining Firm Apologizes After Blowing Up 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Caves in Australia
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Multinational mining corporation Rio Tinto has apologized for destroying a 46,000-year-old sacred site belonging to local indigenous people in Australia in order to expand an iron mine.
sputniknews.com/world/202006021079492613…

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/who-are-the-…

Palestine: Even During a Pandemic, Israeli Soldiers Shoot Holes in Water Tanks at Kafr Qadum
B'Tselem | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
In recent weeks, soldiers have repeatedly shot holes in water tanks on the roofs of homes in Kafr Qadum. The shooting takes place during the weekly protests against the closure of the eastern exit from the village, which connects the …
globalresearch.ca/soldiers-shoot-holes-w…

Lessons from Palestine: America's People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
The notion of an ongoing resistance by people of color in the US sounds outlandish but might be what is needed in order to rid America of its racist and violent attitudes.
mintpressnews.com/lessons-from-palestine…

Libyan War Escalates as Regional Powers Attempt to Gain Stronger Influence
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Alarms are sounding in Europe as Turkey, Russia and Arab states could potentially agree on shared influence in Libya, and therefore the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean, according to some experts. This comes as European states have no influence over …
globalresearch.ca/libyan-war-escalates-r…

A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises."
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"America Has Looted Black People. We Learned It from You" Says Women's March Activist Tamika Mallory
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
In a powerful address among people in Minneapolis protesting the police murder of George Floyd, activist and former Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory demanded, "Charge the cops. … Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/tamika_mal…

Our Disaster: Why the United States Bears Responsibility for Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
An entire generation of Yemeni children has suffered the traumas of war, many of them orphaned, maimed, malnourished, or displaced. The United Nations reports a death toll of 100,000 people in that nation's ongoing war, with an additional 131,000 people dying from hunger, disease, and a lack of medical care. A report from Save the Children, issued in November 2018, estimated…
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Our Disaster: Why the United States Bears Responsibility for Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
Sanaa, Yemen. 30th Apr, 2020. A health worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant on the hands of people at a market in the old city of Sanaa, amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo: Hani Al-Ansi/dpa/Alamy Live News.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER

'They Need Our Help': As CBO Projects $16 Trillion GDP Loss Due to Pandemic, Sanders and Schumer Demand Relief for Working Families
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer demanded to know on Monday how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can remain committed to passing no additional coronavirus relief for working families. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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On Sheep, Shepherds, Wolves and Other Political Creatures
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Noam Chomsky was recently recorded in an interview saying that the Bernie Sanders campaign was "an extraordinary success" that "completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion" in the United States. While I agree with Chomsky when he says in the same Democracy Now interview that…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/on-sheep-she…

Pompeo Reups Threats to ICC Over US, Israel War Crimes Probes, Showing White House 'Determined to Prevent' Accountability
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
"You'll see in the coming days a series of announcements not just from the State Department, from all across the United States government, that attempt to push back against what the ICC is up to," said the secretary of state. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Cleveland car/pedestrian action demands prisoner release
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-06-01
Cleveland May 29

Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
The United States is on fire. Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 26, millions have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police. At least 11 people have died, and thousands have been arrested. 15 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have called in the National Guard to quash protests raging in over 100 cities. Violence has been widespread, particularly in the epicenter Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, with buildings engulfed in flames, stores looted and vehicles destroyed. | While protestors are undoubtedly responsible for some share of the destruction, the country's law enforcement officials…
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Why the Neoliberal Agenda Is a Failure at Fighting Coronavirus
Richard D. Wolff | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
Where neoliberalism is strong, governmental preparations for and copings with coronavirus were weak, too late, and too little: as in the U.S., the UK, and Italy, among others…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-the-neoliberal…

The Great COVID-19 Vaccines to the Rescue Hoax. "Making A Billion Dollars" vs. "Harmful Side Effects"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Instead of serving the public interest by reporting truthfully on major issues, establishment media serve as press agents for powerful interests. | Their managed news misinformation and disinformation includes the myth of barbarians at the gates to support endless wars on …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-vaccines/5714…

Rage Against the United States of Institutionalized Inequality and Injustice
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Public rage in dozens of US cities goes way beyond the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. | Like countless others in the US, Floyd was a victim of institutionalized racism, inequality and injustice….
globalresearch.ca/rage-against-united-st…

Amid lockdown, dissenting voices choked in Indian universities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
Two student-activists of the Aligarh Muslim University were apprehended by the police in the State of Uttar Pradesh on May 28. With a growing number of such arrests, human rights defenders in India are raising concern about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis being used to target critics of the government and control dissent…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/01/amid-lock…

Police Attacked Protesters After Kneeling for Solidarity Photo Op, Activists Say
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
Some of the police officers who have been prominently photographed kneeling or praying alongside demonstrators against police violence have turned around and harmed protesters soon afterward, according to numerous accounts posted by activists on social media. | Twitter user @NeeNeinNyetNo, for example, showed an image of Orlando Police praying with protesters and wrote, "Literally 45 minutes later they maced us in the face for the crime of standing in their vicinity." | t.co/85a6zU
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"Let's Burn the Whole Thing Down": Death, Protest and George Floyd
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Mobs are unruly, headless things. The message is the action. The platform is often violence. But what is happening across the United States cannot simply be labelled as a looting-leads-to-shooting episode. It ranks as another chapter of enraged despair. | It …
globalresearch.ca/death-protest-george-f…

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-01
Minneapolis, MN

Los Angeles demands justice for George Floyd and other victims of police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30, as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest, a huge crowd filled Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to demand justice for George Floyd and others killed by police and racist vigilantes. Organized by Centro CSO, a member organization of NAARPR, the protest featured a lineup of speakers who've lost loved ones at the hands of LAPD, East Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Long Beach PD, and other police forces in the area. | Centro CSO members and allies who spoke at the protest called for solidarity with Black people against po…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/los-angeles-d…

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down from office, and fight against demonstrations organized by far right supporters, who are attacking the Legislative and Judiciary Power. | In Sà£o Paulo, as soccer fan supporters held a pro-democracy demonstration on Avenida Paulista, in the central region of the capital, this Sunday May 31, and were repressed by the Military Police. During the demonstration, military policemen started a confrontation against the protesters…
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Indian power sector workers to hold protest day against privatization
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
Electricity employees and engineers across India will observe a National Protest Day on June 1, to oppose the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It is being led by the National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE), a broad based united platform of almost all the national federations of electricity employees and engineers. The proposed amendment will give more power to private players in the power sector and comes at a time when the country is combating the COVID-19 pandemic, with stakeholders unable to properly respond to the Bill.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/01/indian-po…

Palestinians Protest Israel's Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-01
Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, …
imemc.org/article/palestinians-protest-i…

Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/thousands-tam…

UN appeals for restraint, 'social cohesion' as protests across the US continue
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General's appeal for grievances to be heard in "peaceful ways", met with restraint by police and security forces.
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Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-01
"We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/01/houston-po…

Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
Saturday's protest against police brutality in the capital of Texas may show that the have-nots in America may have found a common cause to rally around – and that is not good news for the police,…
mintpressnews.com/austin-police-respond-…

How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/01/ho…

Trump hid in bunker as police used violence to suppress mass protests
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Trigger warning: this article contains video footage of police brutality that some readers may find disturbing.Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the police murder of African-American civilian George Floyd gathered outside the mansion. This came as many thousands of people took to the streets around the US to protest against police brutality.Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, whi…
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Employees Hold Virtual Walkout to Protest Facebook Inaction on Trump Posts 'Advocating Violence Against Black Demonstrators'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
Employees at Facebook—many of whom are continuing to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic—organized a virtual walkout on Monday to pressure the social media giant to apply a tougher standard to President Donald Trump's posts, particularly those about recent and ongoing nationwide demonstrations provoked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Uganda: 2 MPs detained for leading COVID-19 protest
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
Ugandan police on Monday arrested two lawmakers for allegedly mobilizing protesters in order to demand the closure of a border town with South Sudan amid a rise in coronavirus cases, local media reported.The two MPs from Kilak county, Gilbert Olanya and Samuel Odonga Otto, were arrested near Cerellenu, a suburb of Gulu town.The demonstrators said Ugandans were getting infected by truckers who arrive in the country through the Elegu border point with South Sudan, according to the Daily Monitor news website.A police spokesman said the politicians were arrested because they did not seek permission from the police.An…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uganda-2-mps-deta…

UN sends over 100 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-over-100…

Pelosi's Support of Sanctions Protested
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Car caravan protest at Pelosi's home as part of "International Days of Action"
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First US Citizen Convicted For Protests At Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
A US Air Force veteran of the US war in Vietnam and two other nuclear weapons protesters were found guilty of trespassing and damage to property in Cochem District Court May 11, 2020, as a result of July 2018 protest action at Germany's Bàºchel Air Force Base, where the United States positions 20 of its nuclear bombs and where German pilots train to use them in possible attacks against Russia. There have been repeated arrests and detentions of US citizens during protests at the Bàºchel base since 2017, but no charges have been brought to trial until now. The judge sentenced all three to fines equivalent…
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Trump Says He Will Name Antifa a Terrorist Organization
Trump is the Terrorist | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Corporate media is reporting Trump said Sunday that he will designate antifa as a terrorist organization. This follows Democratic and Republican officials' statements that extremist groups are responsible for violence at protests calling for Justice for George Floyd across the nation.
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Sunday 5/31: Ukiah: Protest Against Police Brutality & Murder of Black People
Essence | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
The Courthouse | 100 N State St. | Ukiah CA, 95482…
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Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in…
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WHO's chief wants good ties with US to continue, as Trump announces exit
rt.com | 2020-06-01
World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a briefing on Monday, praised the United States' "immense" contribution to global health. He also urged a continuation of good ties despite President Donald Trump's move to quit the UN body. | Trump announced on Friday he would cut ties with the WHO, accusing it of becoming a puppet of China during the global coronavirus crisis. | Another WHO official, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, was asked at the same briefing about health risks during protests in the US. Close contact could heighten the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus, Reuters quo…
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'I'm proud of her': NY Mayor De Blasio defends daughter following her arrest during Manhattan protest
rt.com | 2020-06-01
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is "proud" of his daughter after it emerged that she was arrested at a protest in Manhattan at the weekend for reportedly blocking traffic and refusing to disperse. | "I am proud of her that she cares so much and is willing to do something about it," De Blasio told reporters during a Monday press conference. He said he had asked her to recount the whole story and that she assured him she was "acting peacefully." | "She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest," he said, later adding: "I admire that she was out there trying to c…
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VIDEO: Nationwide protests continue in US over murder of George Floyd
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)

Global Research: Reader-funded Research and Insight
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Dear Readers, | While we must always hold on to hope, true peace can only be achieved through awareness and action. With recent tragic events in the US, we are reminded of Professor Peter Dale Scott's words: "The future of our …
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Will There Be A New War In Asia?
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-01
A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all depends on how valid the actions of those involved are going to be and whether other countries are going to undertake peacekeeping efforts. | On 23 May, it was reported that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had moved 5,000 soldiers into the mountainous region of Ladakh. This is not exactly a new…
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Urge your Reps to help end police violence!
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-06-01
George Floyd should still be alive today. Since we can't bring him back to his family, we must take action for justice. We need to take action for justice for George as well as for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and ALL the thousands of people whose names …
peaceaction.org/2020/06/01/urge-your-rep…

Brexit transition uncertainty 'poses threat to stability in Northern Ireland'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Uncertainty and lack of time before the end of Brexit transition poses a "potent threat" to prosperity and stability in the north of Ireland, a report has warned.Businesses in Great Britain could decide it is economically unviable to continue operations across the Irish Sea unless flexibility is shown in the EU negotiations, a House of Lords committee warned.The country will have to follow EU rules on agriculture and manufactured goods, ensuring access to its single market and keeping the border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing in a key concession maintaining a decades-old peace.The group of peers said:…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/01/brexit-t…

Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down
VFP | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883359…

Turkey marks 109th anniversary of air force
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The Turkish Air Force on Monday marked its 109th anniversary.Marking the occasion, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar released a message lauding the air force's modern technology and top-flight personnel with over a century of experience.Akar added that the air force plays an important role not only in Turkey's anti-terror operations but also in supporting peace efforts on the international stage.Underscoring the rising risks, threats, and dangers, especially in Turkey's neighborhood, Akar stressed the importance of having an effective, prestigious deterrent in the Turkish Armed Forces.Founded on June 1, 1911, the Air…
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Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II
White Silence Equals White Consent | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. Neighbors participated and shared sentiments.
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Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I
Palo Alto Report | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. There are many more whose names should not be forgotten.
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'He was about peace': George Floyd's brother speaks out against riots, pleading 'channel your anger elsewhere'
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Street violence isn't the way to secure justice for George Floyd, who stood for peace and was "a gentle giant," the slain Minnesotan's younger brother said, urging rioters to stop destroying their own communities. | "Don't tear up your town! All of this is not necessary, because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?" Floyd's younger brother told ABC. The slain man's family will "go another route" to seek justice, which, they believe, will eventually be served. | "Sometimes, I get angry and I want to bust some heads, too," Terrence Floyd told ABC. But the demeanor of his late brother ha…
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Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-06-01
Seattle Immigrant workers, on strike against Washington state fruit packinghouses since May 7, won another victory on May 28. The workers' negotiating committee came out from Allan Brothers with a signed agreement and their fists held high. Striking Washington state fruit packers. The Latinx workers in Yakima have won three . . . | Continue reading Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety at Workers.org
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Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
The sheer brutality of George Floyd's death at the hands of a viciously violent cop symbolizes the unadulterated racism of a culture that looks away in the face of police violence against Black people but also a society in which a form of racialized domestic terrorism has become normalized.
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"You Loot; We Shoot"
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Last Friday, the leader of the entity that expects my pledge of allegiance threatened to shoot–specifically–looters. Before we go into what happened last night and Saturday morning and is on track to continue through the week, let me remember some historic milestones in looting. * In the seventies, African-American homeowners were dealing with a disturbing…
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Federal Prisons Should Not be Death Chambers
Frances Madeson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Double Ditch Indian Village overlooks the Missouri River in North Dakota, about an hour's drive north from where the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors formed their prayer camps in 2016 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It's a historic site of a village where, from 1490 to 1785, members of the Mandan Tribe lived in…
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All Night Jazz All The Time
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
All Night Jazz All The Time black and blue another black and white fireworks display day or night mighty whitey in the jazz at the first beboptist cathedral how can a poor martyr sleep listening to gargoyles we never let in cept to favor us with their play drop some coinage in the cap step…
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"Do Not Resuscitate": My Experience with Hospice, Inc
Linda G. Ford | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
One nurse told Clay. . . "I've given him the highest dosage I can. It's enough to kill a horse. Most hospice patients die from morphine, but I can only OD him within an acceptable margin of error." –From Christopher Bollen, A Beautiful Crime In this age of coronavirus, it has become abundantly clear that…
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A Simple Model for Global Warming
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
70% or less of the sunlight shining onto the Earth reaches the surface and is absorbed by the biosphere. From this absorbed energy, in combination with the presence of water and organic material, all life springs. The oceans, which cover 70.2% of the Earth's surface and comprise 99.4% of the biosphere's mass, form the great…
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We Need a Public Option for Banking
Raúl Carrillo | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
The COVID-19 pandemic response has shown that the very foundations of our economy are shaky, fragile, and

An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Prepared remarks by Jake Johnston to Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson's forum on COVID-19 and ICE's deportation of detainees to Haiti First, I want to thank Congresswoman Wilson for convening this forum and for her leadership on this issue. The introduction of legislation mandating a halt to these deportations is a concrete and necessary step. I'd…
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The Relief Bills, Plandemic & COVID Conspiracies feat. Colleen Sweeney | Along the Line Ep.91
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-01
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the coronavirus relief bills and speak with Colleen Sweeney, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry…
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WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
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Smithfield's Farmer John food factory and others hit with COVID-19 in L.A
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
LOS ANGELES–Smithfield Foods has been in the news lately. Their pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., became a Midwestern epicenter for coronavirus among its workforce this spring. Inadequate and heartless worker protection soon allowed the infection to spread throughout the state's largest city. Now its meatpacking plant in Vernon, a small but separately incorporated …
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Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda
Jeff Deist | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
In the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration and its media accomplices waged a relentless propaganda campaign to win political support for what turned out to be one of the most disastrous …
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Coronavirus: Analyse des Krisenmanagements
Germany Ministry of Interior | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Wir machen unsere Leser auf die Zusammenfassung dieses wichtigen durchgesickerten Berichts aufmerksam, der im Auftrag der BMI

Stir Crazy! Episode #44: Cities Can Be Rebuilt, Lives Cannot
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-01
On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, "Why You Should Give A F*ck" co-host Genevieve Montinar, and TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown.
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Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-01
Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry's economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.
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Franck Report Issued in June 1945 by Nuclear Physicists Against Using the Atomic Bomb Against Japan
vtwilpfgathering | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
You can be forgiven for never hearing about The Franck Report that was issued on 11th June 1945, it was kept highly secret at the time and is one of those many WWII documents whose un-censored versions have only become …
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Mueller Investigated Former Lebanese Phalangist, Trump Advisor, for Ties to Egyptian Dictator
Richard Silverstein | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
The ranks of Republican consultants are filled by hoaxsters, swindlers and crooks. In the era of Trump, this phenomenon has become even more pronounced. One of them is Walid Phares, a former ideological commissar for the Lebanese Phalangist militia…
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How Much Violence and Destruction Is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects?
John Stanton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
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Arms Control and Disarmament: A Failed Marriage
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
The ongoing pandemic makes us obsessively aware of the precariousness of life, and if from the U.S., the mendacious incompetence of our political leadership. Yet, it also makes most of us as obsessively complacent when the threats seem remote and …
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US Tankers in Persian Gulf Will Not be Safe If Iranian Oil Shipments Seized: Political Analyst
Ed Corrigan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
A Canadian political analyst said the US is well aware that its oil tankers that are freely moving in the Persian Gulf would be exposed to retaliation if it attempts to seize Iranian oil shipments carrying fuel to Venezuela. | ***…
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Racist Killing and Impunity
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
A social culture where perception of others is not conditioned by skin tone is obtainable. In the process of getting there, a system of law with no impunity for racism and with exemplary punishment for agents of the state in …
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Lenses on Riots, Murder, and Racism in the US and Hong Kong
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
The despicable police murder of a person, another Black person, who allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill has caused widespread revulsion among Americans. This time, however, authorities acted relatively quickly calling in the FBI and firing all four police officers …
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Corona Crisis and Leviathan: Big Brother Comes to Your Town and iPhone. Drones and Contract Tracers
Mary L. G. Theroux | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois is proposing the Orwellian (and improperly capitalized) COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act, offering states and locales $100 billion with which to become total police states. | The bill would provide funds for localities …
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Racism in the United States
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
If anyone needed another reminder that Black lives simply don't matter in the United States of America, the police in Minneapolis have clearly demonstrated that fact. | It will be a long time before I will forget the picture of Derek …
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The Decline of American Liberalism
Donald Monaco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
The American liberal tradition has become increasingly superfluous with the triumphal ascendancy of a corrosive and reactionary conservative political ideology that was consecrated during the 'Reagan Revolution' of the 1980s and steadily gained influence in every succeeding presidential administration that …
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I'm the Pied Piper. The Need for a Mass Movement in America
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
In 1966 Crispian St. Peters wrote and sang the hit song 'The Pied Piper'. It resonates well in 2020 with this current Snake Oil Salesman: | The Pied Piper | Crispian St. Peters | You | With your masquerading, and you | Always contemplating | …
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From Soft to Hard Fascism: "Get in Your House Right Now!"
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
There can no longer be any doubt–America is now a full-blown fascist state. In the past, authoritarian fascism was kept reserved in the shadows, largely out of the public eye, but in a remarkably short period of time it has …
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Beijing Sees Trump's Hand and Won't Fold
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Stranger things have happened. | Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in …
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Ecuador: Sustainable cattle farmer eases COVID-19 crisis with free milk for families
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down dairy supply hubs across the Amazon region of Ecuador, one local cattle farmer with an abundance of milk on his hands has stepped up to offer it free-of-charge to families in need, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Central and South America now 'intense zones' for COVID-19 transmission
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become "the intense zones" for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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UK failure to support Covid-19 vaccine collaboration is 'shameful' on global stage
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-01
TruePublica Editor: As the UK prepares itself to crash out of the European Union and sign a trade deal with America

World slowly starts travelling again: UN Tourism Organization
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
After months of lockdowns, countries are cautiously starting to ease travel restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to research published Monday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed "the need for vigilance, responsibility and international cooperation as the world slowly opens up again."
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EDITORIAL: En una grave crisis económica, lecciones de los más oprimidos
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-01
Estados Unidos se encuentra en una crisis económica histórica y aplastante, acelerada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Si bien la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales informó el 21 de mayo que la tasa oficial de desempleo era del 14,7 por ciento, ese mismo día la revista Fortune, una voz de la . . . | Continue reading EDITORIAL: En una grave crisis económica, lecciones de los más oprimidos at Workers.org
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Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa mosque compound on day of its reopening
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
The Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem was closed due to the COVID-19 threat for the last 70 days and was re-opened on Sunday. The Israeli police also arrested three Palestinians from the site on Sunday…
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COVID-19 disrupting services to treat non-communicable diseases, WHO survey finds
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
The fight against COVID-19 has severely disrupted services to prevent and treat cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which kill more than 40 million people each year, according to a new survey published on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Why business needs to address the social impacts of COVID-19: an interview with Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact chief
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
As businesses struggle to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, they need to remain aware of their responsibilities as partners in efforts to build a sustainable future, says the outgoing head of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.
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Meeting the Care Needs of Older Adults Isolated at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Steinman MA, Perry L, Perissinotto CM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
This Viewpoint stresses the importance of recognizing and directly addressing the challenges created by COVID-19 era physical distancing in the care of older adults.
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The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing
Galea S, Merchant RM, Lurie N. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of mitigating the mental health consequences of social distancing in the COVID-19 era.
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The UN's Anti-Poverty Proposal for Latin America: A "Basic Emergency Income"
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-06-01
The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Latin America could be potentially devastating, according to a new Special Report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The report, based on the available data in mid-April, has estimated a -5.3 percent drop for the region's GDP growth in 2020

Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-01
Join Kimberlé Crenshaw and guests Alicia Garza, Robin D. G. Kelly, Devon Carbado, and Maria Moore for part ten of the "Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities COVID Lays Bare" series. Click here for more information. The Under the Blacklight series has interrupted mainstream discourse in order to advocate for a more egalitarian politics and a more …
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Puerto Rico Was a Precursor for the Pandemic
Jamil Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
Trump politically disappeared the victims of Irma and Maria in 2017; and is trying to do the same to victims of Covid-19…
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Nationwide uprising against racist police violence
People's World Editorial Board | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
Up to 50 million jobless and 100,000 people dead–those are the backdrops to what has become a national uprising against police violence targeting Black people in America. The recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has triggered incredible developments that have never been seen in American history. The mass demonstrations coast to coast are …
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Can a pandemic dislodge us from privatized parenting?
Amy Finnegan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
This is the perfect opportunity to bring wisdom from social movements into our families and vice-versa…
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Patriotism has little stature when the need for international collaboration has never been so important
Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-01
Rather than encouraging the collective, global scientific approach the pandemic desperately needs, Trump deliberately isolates the United States from such a required international response.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/01/patriotism…

Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-01
Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …
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Distracted and looking the other way: 30 days to the next crisis
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-01
TruePublica Editor: While the pandemic swirls throughout society and wreaks havoc to public health and then the economy, the general public are largely unaware that Tuesday, June 30th is one of the most important days in the history of Great Britain. As if the pandemic is not enough cover for this huge event, the remaining …
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Venezuela Inaugurates New Fuel System, Increases Local Production
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-01
The new model features dual prices, dollar payments and private import permits, ending the state's 50-year monopoly on fuel supply.
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UK job vacancies collapse by 92 per cent
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-01
By the time the lockdown was announced, firms had stopped posting new vacancies almost entirely. New postings on 25 March were just 8% of their levels in 2019. Vacancies fell across the wage distribution. The fall was sharpest in low-paid occupations directly affected by social distancing measures, but new vacancies for higher-paid jobs in legal and managerial …
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The Minneapolis Putsch
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Well, it looks like the Resistance's long-anticipated "Second Civil War" has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue. Rioting has broken out across the nation. People are looting and burning stores and attacking each other in the streets. Robocops are beating, tear-gassing, and shooting people with non-lethal projectiles. State National Guards have been …
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An uprising was inevitable
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-01
"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."
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Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program
Auth D, Staffa J, LaCivita C. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
To the Editor We note the review by Heyward et al critiquing the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight of the extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The authors' conclusions reiterate those that the FDA presented at a public advisory committee meeting on May 3 and 4, 2016, regarding the assessment of the ER/LA REMS, a voluntary continuing education (CE) program. At this meeting, there was discussion of how this REMS was 1 among many educational activities and other interventions being implemented at local, state, and federal levels to ad…
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Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program–Reply
Heyward J, Sharfstein J, Alexander G. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
In Reply We studied the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight and management of an industry-funded prescriber education program aimed at improving prescriber practices and reducing adverse events from use of prescription opioids. Five years into the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program governing extended release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids, the FDA was unable to evaluate the effect of the REMS on prescribing behavior or safety outcomes.
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Changing Depictions of America in Cinema: Signs of 'Self-Awareness', 'Resistance' or a 'Multipolar World'?
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
• Author's Note: Contains spoilers for Knives Out (2019), Bacurau (2019), and The Wandering Earth (2019) How can I confound myself with those who today already find a hearing?

Chalking and Walking Because Black Lives Matter
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
One of the many good things about the massive demonstration in Newark yesterday was the unity in action on the part of the predominantly Black and very multi-racial gathering…
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Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-01
Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of …
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European Union Calls for a Halt to Israeli Demolition Policies
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-01
The European Union (EU) missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah released a statement last week, regarding a spike in Palestinian-owned home demolitions ordered and carried out by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank so far in 2020, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The statement noted that Israeli demolition of Palestinian …
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Israeli Police Forces Demolish 4 Palestinian-owned Homes Inside Israel
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-01
Israeli occupation police, on Sunday, demolished four homes under construction in the Arab city of Tira, inside the 1948 occupied lands, known as Israel. The justification given by authorities for the demolition, was the alleged lack of a building permit, Shehab News reported. According to witnesses, police stormed the city, …
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Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
If there ever was a clear cut case for human rights abuse, it is the ongoing and pervasive disregard for communities of color by the police and concomitant prison-judicial complex in America.
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Police Need Real Reform, a Fresh Start
David C. Couper | progressive.org | 2020-06-01
Because policing has for so many years been the realm of white males, there are still vestiges of white supremacy and racism within its ranks.
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Association of a Province-Wide Intervention With Salt Intake and Hypertension in China
Xu A, Ma J, Guo X, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
This cross-sectional study evaluates the change in urinary sodium excretion and other factors associated with blood pressure during a government-led, multisectoral, province-wide 5-year intervention in Shandong Province, China, from 2011 to 2016.
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Unfinished Hammering of Labor and Production
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
On May 28, 2020, John Lonski, chief economist at Moody's Capital, said: Both the troubling outlook for debt repayment and the unfinished hammering of an already weak labor market underscores the highly speculative nature of the latest rallies by equities and corporate bonds. In addition, corporate earnings have yet to escape from a now deep …
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Defend resisters and the uprising!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-01
People are rising up, rising up against police violence! Smoldering rage ignited in a firestorm throughout the U.S. when tpolice lynched George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Immediately there was public outrage, after seeing how white supremacists killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his neighborhood and after invading . . . | Continue reading Defend resisters and the uprising! at Workers.org
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Bellingcat's (race) war against RT: Russians didn't kill George Floyd, but are STILL BAD, say internet 'sleuths'
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Bellingcat, the UK-based enablers of Western narratives in Syria and Ukraine now fueling US race riots, selectively translated a satirical post from Russian social media shared by RT's editor in chief to get her "canceled." | On Sunday, Margarita Simonyan shared a Telegram post by Dmitry Steshin, a war correspondent for the newspaper KP, which purported to give "advice" to rioters in the US how to make their uprising more "successful" along the lines of the US-backed 2014 coup in Ukraine. | Given that…
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Unaccompanied children in Greece in fear, misery
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
Hundreds of people have tweeted to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for unaccompanied migrant and refugee children to be freed from detention in Greece, as a watchdog's campaign continued since last April.In April, the Human Rights Watch initiated a campaign with the #FreeTheKids hashtag on social media, calling for Greek authorities to release the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece and are now being locked up in police cells.While 17-year-old Kamrul from Bangladesh was detained by the Greek police for more than six weeks, 14-year-old Ibrahim from Somalia for almost three months.L…
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Coronavirus has exposed how years of infantilisation have left England a nation of children
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
The highest coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll per capita in the world so far, together with one of the highest infection rates, but England is abandoning lockdown. And without the necessary safeguards in place for any rational adult to even consider it if they have the option. Nevertheless, a significant number of…
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Minister insists lockdown easing 'is not a dash' as health officials voice fears
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
A Cabinet minister has insisted the lockdown is being eased in a "very cautious" way as children in England begin returning to school, despite public health officials warning against the relaxation.Business secretary Alok Sharma said he understands parents' concerns over sending their children back to class on Monday, but added that the government had not undertaken a "dash" to re-start the economy.The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) warned that experts were "increasingly concerned" that ministers are making the wrong judgment by easing restrictions too quickly.Alok Sharma (Aaron Chown/PA)Parents…
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Avoid using sprinklers in evening, gardeners urged amid high water demand
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Gardeners are being urged to avoid using sprinklers in the evening as dry weather and the lockdown continue to drive high demand for water. | The call by industry body Water UK comes after what is expected to be the driest May for England since 1896, with official figures published by the Met Office later on Monday. | Forecasters say the weekend's sunny weather, which saw crowds of people flock to beaches and beauty spots across England ahead of lockdown restrictions being eased on Monday, will continue until midweek. | Water UK said there was no shortage of water, but everyone using more at the same time as they…
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Parents refuse to send children back to 'dystopian' schools
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
As primary schools in England begin reopening to pupils, many uneasy parents have found themselves unable to trust the government's assurances that it is safe for their children to return.Damon Charles, a parent from Somerset, took his two daughters out of primary school shortly before lockdown began, and believes it is "premature and a bit crazy" to ask them to go back.Charles, a digital designer, told the PA news agency: "The government keep saying that children 'need to be back at school' but to be honest I think what that actually means is 'we, the government, really need the kids to be back at school'."Some…
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Sanders and Schumer Respond to CBO Estimate Pandemic May Cause $16 Trillion in Long-Term Economic Harm
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Americans Have Long Ignored Iraqis—Now Is the Perfect Time to Connect With Their Stories
Caitlin Cawley | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
A woman holding her child looks at US soldier from the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment securing her house during a house to house assessment mission in Baghdad, 09 January 2008. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Space Force Is a Dangerous Shift Toward Weaponizing space
commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
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Yes, the Looting Must Stop
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
In 1981, when Ronald Reagan ended the New Deal era, crushed labor unions, and massively cut the top personal and corporate tax rates, he kicked off the most massive and widespread looting of America since the 1920s. (Photo: Bob Daugherty/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What is Capitalism?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
"Even when I'm weak and I'm breaking I stand weeping at the train station 'Cause I can see your faces I love people's faces" –Kate Tempest, People's Faces The question 'what is capitalism' is a sincere one. Critiques of our present situation very often say the problem is capitalism. This is usually done without defining…
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Turkey condoles death of young Italian swimmers
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The Turkish Swimming Federation has expressed condolences for two Italian swimmers who were killed in a plane crash on Sunday. Fabio Lombini, 23, and Gioele Rossetti, 23, passed away after their plane crashed in the south of Rome shortly after takeoff."We share the pain of the victims' families. Our condolences," it said in a tweet on Monday.While Lombini was a 200m freestyle specialist, who won silver in a 2017 Italian championship, Rossetti had been successful at youth level in the country.
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US-based Zynga buys Turkish game firm Peak for $1.8B
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The US-based interactive entertainment giant Zynga acquired a Turkish mobile game developer Peak Games for $1.8 billion, Zynga announced on Monday."Peak brings a 100-person strong team and two Forever Franchises, Toon Blast and Toy Blast, that have consistently ranked in the top 10 and top 20 US iPhone grossing games for over two years, respectively," the US-based firm said in a press release.Established in 2010, Peak Games is the owner of Toon Blast and Toy Blast games, which have over 12 million mobile daily active users (DAUs) on average."Peak is expected to grow Zynga's average mobile DAUs by more than 60% wh…
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India: Film industry up against shooting guidelines
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The lockdown enforced to stem the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has hit the glitz, vibrancy, and spectacle of India's film industry.As per initial estimates the Bollywood

Two more people die of COVID-19 in Indian-administered Kashmir
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
At least two more people died due to the novel coronavirus in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir region, officials said on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities to 30.The deceased include a 45-year-old man from Kashmir's Shopain district and a 72-year-old man from Doda district of Jammu region.Farooq Jan, medical superintendent at a tertiary hospital in Srinagar, said that the deceased man from Ramnagar area of Shopian was admitted to hospital's emergency at 9: 00 p.m. local time (1530GMT) on Sunday."While he died in the midnight, his swab sample for the COVID-19 came in positive today," Jan said.Meanwh…
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Relatives queue to cremate coronavirus dead in India's capital
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
A queue of ambulances formed outside the main crematorium in India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus continues to rise.Cases in the country crossed 190,000, the health ministry said on Monday, overtaking France to become seventh highest in the world, as the government eases back on most curbs after a two-month lockdown that left millions without work. There have been more than 5,000 deaths.At Nigambodh Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River, relatives and staff said a shortage of medical professionals trained in handling the bodies of victims was leading to delays.As…
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Cuba reiterates rejection of US blacklist
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
Cuba reiterated Monday its "strong rejection" of being placed on a list of non-cooperators with US counter-terrorism efforts.The counter-terror blacklist made public by Washington on May 13 is "a unilateral and arbitrary listing without any base, authority or international support whatsoever which, as it is known, only aids to the intentions to defame and pressure countries refusing to bend to the will of the US government in their sovereign decision," the Caribbean nation's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The US State Department justified the decision by saying: "Cuba's refusal to productively engage with t…
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What we know about virus transmission
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-01
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Hospital safety during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-01
While many nonessential businesses closed or suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals continued to operate and take care of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. How have Mayo Clinic hospitals navigated the pandemic and kept patients and staff safe? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Robert Cima, chair of hospital practice at Mayo Clinic, explains …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Health and Human Services plays key role in supporting Americans amid COVID-19 crisis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-01
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique situation that has required work across federal and state agencies to support communities and frontline workers during this challenging time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has played a key role by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health …
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Managing levels of specific protein, mineral early in COVID-19 may prevent severe illness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-01
PHOENIX ? Managing levels of calcium in the blood and the protein albumin early on in COVID-19 may prevent patients from progressing to severe illness and death, a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology found. The findings are based on the remarkably similar clinical features and autopsy results of patients who died …
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Racing against time, medical researchers, life science companies and COVID-19 survivors launch national campaign to drive plasma donation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-01
"The Fight Is In Us" campaign seeks to mobilize COVID-19 survivors to accelerate the development of potentially lifesaving therapies [ROCHESTER, Minn.]

Biden's Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good
Sara Luterman | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
Biden's Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good…
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America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.
thenation.com/article/society/coronaviru…

A Call to Revolt
Mike Davis | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
A Call to Revolt…
thenation.com/article/society/call-revol…

Germany's Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus
Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation, Magnum Foundation | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Germany's Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus…
thenation.com/article/world/germany-coro…

Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?
Zoà´ Carpenter | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?
thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-r…

Larry Kramer, 1935-2020: An appreciation
Shelley Ettinger | workers.org | 2020-06-01
I joined ACT-UP/NY soon after it formed, in the spring of 1987. Thirty-three years later, I still have vivid memories of the weekly meetings, which crackled with the electric energy of hundreds of angry people jammed into the first-floor meeting room in the LGBTQ Center in Manhattan. Larry Kramer Many, . . . | Continue reading Larry Kramer, 1935-2020: An appreciation at Workers.org
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Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients
Welch H. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program–one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…
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Ethics Groups Call On Coronavirus 'Vaccine Czar' To Disclose Potential Conflicts
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
The Trump administration's decision to hire its new "vaccine czar" as a private contractor, rather than a government employee, has alarmed some ethics experts who say the designation will involve him in programs that could channel millions of federal dollars into the development of coronavirus vaccine and treatments without requiring he disclose financial holdings or potential conflicts. | When it was announced two weeks ago that Moncef Slaoui would head up "Operation Warp Speed" to find and distribute a vaccine, the administration described him as "chief advisor," but did not explicitly say he would not be a for…
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The Frontlines Of Venezuela's Fight Against COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
Since the emergence of COVID-19 in December of last year, when it became evident that this would be a global pandemic, epidemiologists made it clear that in the fight against the new coronavirus the key would be to flatten the curve. To do so, two very important factors should be taken into account: reducing the contagion rate and increasing the capacity of the healthcare system. In other words, the objective is to flatten the curve to a level that allows a reinforced healthcare system to attend to all the cases. | That is why, early on, the Venezuelan government decided to adopt strategies that would tend to fla…
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Some Countries Have Brought New Cases Down To Nearly Zero
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
Perhaps the greatest success story is New Zealand, which has stopped local transmission and has a plan to completely eliminate the virus from its territory. | "The lesson is that it can be done," says Siouxsie Wiles, an associate professor of microbiology in New Zealand. "Obviously, the longer you leave it, and the more cases there are, the harder it becomes. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try." | Wiles heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland. Much of her work focuses on antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases. When the coronavirus hit, she got involved in communicat…
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US Drone Assassinations Continue Despite German Effort To Restrict Them
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
A year after a German court issued a ruling that would have dramatically restricted U.S. drone operations in accordance with international law, no substantive changes have taken place, as the lawsuit that led to the March 2019 ruling is still stuck in the appeals process. | The lawsuit, filed by Yemeni engineer Faisal bin Ali Jaber over the killing of two family members, alleges that the German government intentionally ignored U.S. forces' use of Ramstein Air Base, near Mannheim, as a vital data transfer point in drone assassinations. Those drone operations often kill civilians in areas where the United States ha…
popularresistance.org/us-drone-assassina…

Nicaragua Battles COVID-19 And A Disinformation Campaign
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
Every country in the world is trying to balance its fight against the virus with the need to have a functioning economy, and there is plenty of debate about what the balance should be. The world's poorer countries face the toughest challenge, because a high proportion of their populations engage in a daily struggle to earn enough to eat, whether in small businesses or the informal economy. In Nicaragua, around 80% of people make their living in this way. | But there are two more problems uniquely affecting Nicaragua in tackling the pandemic. One is that its economy and social life had already been attacked only t…
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Beating Swords Into Plowshares
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: | "They will beat their swords into plowshares | and their spears into pruning hooks. | Nation will not take up sword against nation, | nor will they train for war anymore."

Joe Biden Is Cancer for the Democrats: Urgent Strategy Change Needed
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
There have been U.S. presidential candidates in our lifetimes that seemed like really pathetic offerings such as the soulless human business suit that is Mitt Romney. There have been some that could have competed. had they gotten the big nomination, if not for one big mistake like Howard Dean. And there are some that just had really tough incumbent competition that they had no hope of defeating like Walter Mondale. However, as it stands today there is no (serious) candidate in the past few generations of American society worse than today's Joe Biden. It isn't even a question at this point if he will lose, the rea…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/01/jo…

German Leaked Docs and Coronavirus
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
What is more important, taking stern measures to fight the Coronavirus or maintaining our civil liberties and freedoms? Leaked German government documents may have the definitive answer.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/06/01/g…

Coronavirus in a Time of Chimeras
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
Mathew MAAVAK | As the global COVID-19 scourge appears to recede, questions remain over the source and morphology of a virus that had locked down two-thirds of humanity over the first half of 2020. It may take years to satisfactorily decipher this extraordinary episode in human history. | Nonetheless, the novel coronavirus was not germinated in a vacuum. The type of research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology had ominous analogues worldwide. These included the quest for super intelligence and the development of interspecies hybrids or chimeras. | Genetically-Enhanced Competitiveness | What began as a sc…
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Today's Multi Polar Alliance and the Missed Chance of 1867
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
In a recent paper entitled 'Tomorrow's Arctic: Theatre of War or Cooperation?' I introduced readers to the US-Russian grand design which shaped not only the sale of Alaska in March 1870 to the USA for $7.5 million, but also Russia's involvement in the American Civil War as Czar Alexander II arranged the deployment of Russian military fleets to San Francisco and New York. | Even though President Lincoln and Czar Alexander II were both known as grea…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/01/to…

New COVID-19 infections worldwide hit record levels
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
The United States, the richest country in the world has lost far more of its people to the coronavirus than any other nation because of the greed, callousness and sheer incompetence of its ruling elite. | In the eyes of working people around the world, this is a political and social disgrace from which American capitalism will never recover.
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Sean Penn's nonprofit Core Response is testing for Covid-19 in Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Coronavirus Covid-19 Testing In Oakland:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/31/1883355…

Tuesday 6/2: POSTPONED: Rally to Defend West Oakland Homeless Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
The Corner of 18th & Wood st in West Oakland…
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Navajo Loren Tapahe 'My sister is not a number'
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
In a tender memoir, Navajo author and publisher Loren Tapahe remembers his sister Emily, who died from the coronavirus, and reminds us, 'My sister is not a number.'…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883359…

#CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
"We're at a Breaking Point: " #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883360…

The Minneapolis Putsch
CJ Hopkins | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Well, it looks like the Resistance's long-anticipated "Second Civil War" has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883358…

This Is What a Revolution Looks Like
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
There has never been a weekend in the U.S. quite like the one we just experienced. | Many comparisons of this moment have been made to the fury that boiled over in 1968 after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., and to the " Days of Rage," the anti-war civil unrest that gripped Chicago in October…
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Four More Years of Donald Trump Could Delay Global Emissions Cuts by 10 Years
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
Modelling suggests there are only very limited circumstances where the Paris Agreement's warming limit of 2C is met

Don't Let Trump Use This Moment to Sneak in Domestic Terrorism Laws
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
There's something ironic about a fascist president labeling an anti-fascist movement "terrorists." It could be a joke, if it didn't have such terrifying implications for civil liberties. | Yet in an attempt to deflect responsibility for kindling the flames of white nationalism and racism over the course of his administration, President Donald Trump's scapegoat of the day is the left. He tweeted early Sunday: "The United States…
truthout.org/articles/dont-let-trump-use…

Codecheck confirms reproducibility of COVID-19 model results
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-01
Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team has published the script to reproduce its high-profile 16 March coronavirus report, as it passes a codecheck.
imperial.ac.uk/news/197875/codecheck-confirms-reproducibility-covid-19-model-results

'RADICAL LEFT' trying to seize power by controlling 'CLUELESS' Biden, Trump alleges
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Far-left extremists are pulling the strings of Joe Biden's presidential campaign, and would be the real decision-makers in the Oval Office should he win, Donald Trump has suggested, adding that the former VP is "clueless." | "Sleepy Joe Biden's people are so Radical Left that they are working to get the Anarchists out of jail, and probably more. Joe doesn't know anything about it, he is clueless, but they will be the real power, not Joe. They will be calling the shots! Big tax increases for all, Plus!" read the somewhat jumbled message of the US president. | Sleepy Joe Biden's people are so Radical Left that t…
rt.com/usa/490412-antifa-biden-trump-pow…

'It's on you when MPs start dying': Jacob Rees-Mogg roasted for forcing UK lawmakers back to Parliament amid Covid-19 crisis
rt.com | 2020-06-01
UK House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has come under fire after insisting the now-defunct virtual Parliament was "no longer necessary." Now the MPs may have to form endless 'social distancing' queues to cast their votes. | "Westminster has been the seat of our democracy for centuries. It will take more than the coronavirus to change that," said Rees-Mogg, writing for the PoliticsHome website on Monday. Insisting that "If Parliament is to deliver on the people's priorities, it must sit physically," he argued that the "virtual Parliament" that has seen the majority of MPs take part in House of Commons debat…
rt.com/uk/490421-rees-mogg-mps-parliamen…

Who burned the homeless camp? Antifa and Infowars play the blame game over Austin riots
rt.com | 2020-06-01
A mob of rioters set a homeless man's belongings on fire in Austin, Texas, and trashed his encampment. The Left then claimed the heinous act was the work of conspiracy site Infowars, but Infowars' reporters say otherwise. | As rioters clashed with police and set cars on fire in Austin on Sunday, the mayhem touched an often-forgotten segment of the Texan city: the homeless. Video footage shared on social media showed a homeless man's mattress and belongings being dragged into a fire by rioters, as a camera crew from conspiracy site Infowars filmed the carnage. | According to one self-described "anti-capitalist"
rt.com/usa/490440-infowars-antifa-homele…

Facebook rebellion? Zuckerberg alienates staff after REFUSING to censor Trump's warning to looters as Twitter HIDES its twin
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Employees at Facebook are annoyed at CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to act against President Donald Trump, sharing their dissatisfaction with his decision online for all to see. | Grumblings amongst the employees were heard at all levels of the company, with the main criticism being aimed at Facebook's decision to leave Trump's post allegedly "glorifying violence" untouched, even as Twitter hid the same text behind a warning. | In his May 29 Twitter thread, Trump first decried what he called "a total lack of leadership" in Minneapolis, before proceeding to unload on "THUGS" that were "dishonoring the memory of…
rt.com/usa/490436-facebook-employees-tru…

Iran, Afghanistan capable of fighting against regional intervention: Ghalibaf
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)

Iranian tanker "FAXON" being protected, monitored by Venezuela's navy forces
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)

Iran, Serbia seeks to expand urban cooperation: official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)