Daily Archives: June 4, 2020

2020-06-04: News Headlines

Helen Yaffe (2020-06-04). Leading by Example: Cuba in the Covid-19 Pandemic. counterpunch.org The response of socialist Cuba to the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic has been outstanding both domestically and for its international contribution. That a small island nation, subjected to hundreds of years of colonialism and imperialism and, since the Revolution of 1959, six decades of the criminal United States blockade, can play such an exemplary role is due to Cuba's socialist system.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-04). War on Press Freedom in the US. globalresearch.ca Cops on US streets are instruments of state power. | Serving and protecting privileged interests at the expense of the public welfare, they follow orders from higher authorities in their departments, handed down from the ruling class at the federal, state …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-04). Wolf Warrior Diplomacy: Israeli Attempts to Play Both the US and China are Backfiring. mintpressnews.com Between Washington's precise demands to Israel to keep Beijing at bay, and the latter's aggressive 'wolf warrior' diplomacy, Israel is facing a stark choice.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-04). "Wolf Warrior Diplomacy": Israel's China Strategy in Peril. dissidentvoice.org Israel's balancing act that allowed it to reap America's unconditional and, often, blind support, while slowly benefiting from China's growing economic influence and political prestige, is already floundering. Thanks to the heated cold war between the US and Chinese economic superpowers, the Israeli strategy of playing both sides is unlikely to pay dividends in the …

Staff (2020-06-04). Creeping Authoritarianism Threatens Free Speech And The Free Press. therealnews.com Trump's rhetoric and actions aren't the only threat to democracy‚Å —state legislatures are also pushing for limits on the right to protest.

Eds. (2020-06-04). The treason of the ruling class. mronline.org They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state.

Staff (2020-06-04). 'It's About Time' America Reckons With Its Racist Founding. therealnews.com The George Floyd uprisings revealed the inadequacies of both Biden and Trump, argues professor Gerald Horne.

Rebecca Gordon (2020-06-04). How the Credibility Gap Became a Chasm in the Age of Trump. counterpunch.org These days, teaching graduating college seniors has me, as the Brits would say in the London Underground, "minding the gap." In my case, however, it's not the gap between the platform and the train I'm thinking of, but a couple of others: those between U.S. citizens and our government, as well as between different generations

C.J. Atkins (2020-06-04). Dissension in the ranks? Pentagon breaks with Trump over protest crackdown. peoplesworld.org President Trump's desire for an authoritarian crackdown on the nationwide uprising against systemic racism and police violence is causing dissension in the ranks at the Pentagon. Segments of the military establishment are breaking with Trump over his decision to send the army into America's streets to crush the protests sparked by the murder of George …

Eds. (2020-06-04). Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue. mronline.org On Monday evening, President Donald Trump delivered a fascistic speech from the Rose Garden in which he announced the deployment of military forces in the capital and an escalation of police repression to end nationwide protests over the police murder of George Floyd one week ago.

Staff (2020-06-04). Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd's Death. therealnews.com Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd's death.

Special to People's World (2020-06-04). Never alone: Five poems for a time of revolt. peoplesworld.org Poets have a talent for capturing a glance, a mood, a spirit, a moment, an idea in just a few concentrated words that by use of metaphor, rhythm, rhyme and other literary devices stand for much more than the words themselves say. The current wave of protests connected with racist police brutality, the coronavirus crisis, …

Sue Davis (2020-06-04). Workers unite to fight racism, cops, pandemic. workers.org MTA bus operator Yasmin Rowe gives the thumbs up to New York City demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd. There has been a groundswell of worker solidarity with protests against the racist police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. First, reports came in from Minneapolis that . . . |

Joshua Hanks (2020-06-04). Striking New Orleans sanitation workers fired, replaced by prison slave labor. workers.org Sanitation workers protest, New Orleans, May 5. Sanitation workers in New Orleans are fed up with low pay, long hours and hazardous conditions. Their problems are magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic which has officially killed nearly 1,000 people in the city's metropolitan area. Close to 20 city sanitation workers who . . . |

Tom Soto (2020-06-04). The COVID-19 pandemic: a historic event that will intensify global working-class struggle. workers.org Below is an article first posted online on April 24 by Tom Soto, who died on May 31. Comrade Soto had been a leading member of Workers World Party for two decades, beginning in the late 1960s. He distinguished himself in the struggles for open enrollment at the City University . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-04). One third of labor force now jobless as pandemic unemployment climbs. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Another 2.226 million people filed for jobless benefits in the week ending May 30, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 4. That pushed the total official number of jobless benefits claims in this new great depression to 42.65 million. And that may understate the case. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has said for weeks …

Eds. (2020-06-04). Capitalism, Climate Change, and Pandemic: Rob Wallace, Mike Davis, and Sabrina Fernandes. mronline.org Join us and Fórum Popular da Natureza on Friday, June 5, at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT, for a conversation with Monthly Review author Rob Wallace, Mike Davis, and Sabrina Fernandes about capitalism, climate catastrophe, and pandemics. The event will be in English with simultaneous translation in Portuguese. To find out more, check out the Facebook …

Martha Grevatt (2020-06-04). Brazil's Trump: Bolsonaro is the 'biggest threat' to COVID response. workers.org Mothers on May 31 carry photos of their sons and others killed by Brazilian police. On May 9, The Lancet medical journal, in assessing the COVID crisis in Brazil, wrote that "perhaps the biggest threat to Brazil's COVID-19 response is its president, Jair Bolsonaro." When questioned by journalists about the . . . |

Editor (2020-06-04). Economics behind the rebellion. workers.org Between March 18 and April 10, over 22 million people lost their jobs as the unemployment rate surged toward 15 percent. Over the same three weeks, U.S. billionaire wealth increased by $282 billion, an almost 10 percent gain. — Institute for Policy Studies |

Staff (2020-06-04). Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown. therealnews.com As China's economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It's a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.

Jake Johnston (2020-06-04). Demands for Trump removal grow as 'fascist' speech condemned as declaration of war against U.S. public. mronline.org "Trump needs to be removed now, because after the massacre it will be too late."

Staff (2020-06-04). The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd. democracynow.org After more than a week of nationwide protests, all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd have been charged with murder or aiding and abetting murder in a case that triggered historic protests across the country. "If you look at the video … the pressure from all three officers on Mr. Floyd's body contributed to his death," says activist and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong, former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. "They heard the man pleading, saying 'I can't breathe,' and they had a callous disregard for his life."

Staff (2020-06-04). Tamika Mallory: Nationwide Uprising Against State Violence Shows People Have Reached Breaking Point. democracynow.org As Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison files charges against all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, a mass uprising against police brutality continues. "At this point, we're looking at a nation and a world that has decided that what we saw happen on camera … is no longer acceptable, and we cannot continue to meet and ask and cry and beg for change. People have taken to the streets to demand change," says Tamika Mallory, former national co-chair of the 2017 Women's March.

Staff (2020-06-04). Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Why Haven't the Officers Faced Charges? democracynow.org We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of Louisville Urban League.

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-04). Calling Trump 'Brave' for Ordering Soldiers to Attack Peaceful Protesters So He Can Do a Photo Op is Pathetic. dissidentvoice.org 'Hero' Trump brandishes a Bible to frighten away devilish protesters his DC National Guard may have missed in their brutal assault on them clearing the way for his photo-op. The wretched and ignorant former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has praised President Trump for his "courage" in supposedly "braving" protesters in the nation's capital to …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-04). Ilhan Omar Criminal Justice Reform Bills Offer 'Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems'. commondreams.org "If we are to change this pattern of violent racism, we need to fundamentally restructure our criminal justice system." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-04). COVID-19, Neoliberalism and the Campaign against Racism. globalresearch.ca "The media is the most powerful entity on earth. Because they control the minds of the masses, they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power…If you're not careful, the newspapers …

The Canary (2020-06-04). Thousands of homeless people 'at risk of eviction from hotels at end of June'. thecanary.co Thousands of homeless people in hotels could return to the streets at the end of the month if the government does not provide councils with urgent funding, a charity is warning.Crisis said contracts between local authorities in England and hotels are due to terminate at the end of June, due to current government money running out.Almost 15,000 people are housed in emergency accommodation such as hotels, according to the latest government figures, after local authorities moved people into safe accommodation during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. | The Govt announced today that 15,000 people are now in tempora…

RT (2020-06-04). BoJo to self-isolate again? UK business minister awaiting Covid-19 test results held meeting with PM HOURS before feeling unwell. rt.com A UK business minister awaiting Covid-19 test results conducted a meeting with Boris Johnson just hours before becoming ill in the House of Commons, meaning the prime minister may have to self-isolate yet again. | During a Downing Street media briefing on Thursday, the prime minister's spokesman revealed that Business Secretary Alok Sharma held a 45-minute meeting on Tuesday with Johnson in which Chancellor Rishi Sunak was also present. | Just hours later, Sharma was seen sweating and wiping his nose at the dispatch box in the House of Commons on Wednesday, prompting him to take leave from Parliament and self…

Global Research News (2020-06-04). Selected Articles: US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | |

Ryan Saavedra (2020-06-04). War Criminal Jim Mattis Opposes the Government Murder of People of Color. anti-empire.com President Donald Trump slammed former Secretary of Defense James Mattis late on Wednesday after Mattis released a controversial statement about the president's handling of the violent riots across the country. | "Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General," Trump wrote. "I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was 'Chaos,' which I didn't like, & changed to 'Mad Dog.'" | "His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations," Trump continued. "I gave him a ne…

Nash Landesman (2020-06-04). Across Colombia, Red Flags of Despair Fly as Harsh COVID Lockdown Is Extended for a Third Time. anti-empire.com Bogota, Colombia — Red flags hang draped from the doors, rooftops and windows of Bogota's impoverished southern neighborhoods. They symbolize the suffering wreaked by a now thrice-extended house-arrest and quarantine policy purportedly aimed at containing the Coronavirus. While the pandemic has infected only a few thousand people out of a population of more than thirty million in Colombia, the quarantine has caused prolonged unemployment, a wave of housing evictions, and rioting; fueling scourges like domestic violence while pushing many to the edge of starvation. | Colombia's tragedy mirrors those of the m…

Mattew Petti (2020-06-04). Turkey Rejoices at Deepening US-Chinese Cold War, Appreciating It Increases Its Value to Both. anti-empire.com Related:
| Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said that the United States and Turkey have a "creative opportunity to understand each other" as U.S.-China tensions accelerate. | The

RT (2020-06-04). LEGO joins corporate virtue-signaling squad after pulling police & White House sets. Skeptics doubt its original intention. rt.com The Left has praised toymaker LEGO after it asked shops to hide sets related to police and the White House. But critics suspect a typical corporate wish to distance itself from controversy was at the core of the firm's decision. | LEGO is "taking a firm stand in support of protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement,"

RT (2020-06-04). US nuclear secrets reportedly stolen from missile contractor. Surprised to learn that Russian hackers are blamed again? rt.com Cyber extortionists have stolen confidential documents possibly containing information about the United States Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. | The hackers The Minuteman III is a key nuclear deterrent system that controls thermonuclear warheads that c…

RT (2020-06-04). Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice. rt.com Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days — with the state attorney general upgrading the charges this week — protests that broke out in Minnesota over Floyd's death last Monday escalated into riots and looting, then spread across the US and even worldwide. | Now the 13 Minneapolis councilors — twelve Democrats and one Green — are starting…

RT (2020-06-04). 'Near normality': Jordan to reopen hotels & shorten night curfew from Saturday. rt.com The government in Jordan said on Thursday it would reopen hotels and cafes, allow sporting events without spectators and shorten a night curfew as of Saturday. The night curfew will be shortened to begin at midnight rather than 7pm, and day-long curfews in place every Friday are being scrapped. | However, PM Omar al-Razzaz told reporters that while the country had now returned to near normality, it would now toughen enforcement of social distancing to ensure there was no risk of a resurgence of coronavirus infections. | Jordan took early steps in mid-March to restrict the mobility of its 10 million people, sea…

RT (2020-06-04). Prince Charles sees 'golden opportunity' in Covid-19 pandemic as UK economy faces biggest recession in centuries. rt.com The UK's Prince Charles has said that the coronavirus crisis represents a global "reset moment" — one which seemingly allows leaders to ram through sustainability initiatives as cash-strapped citizens have no choice but to obey. | The virus' "unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change," the heir to the British throne declared on Wednesday. He made the comments during a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum's Covid Action Platform, announcing the unveiling of his 'Great Reset' initiative. Charles cited the dramatic changes wrought by the pandemic as proof t…

RT (2020-06-04). EU and China postpone Leipzig summit due to coronavirus as Europe seeks broader scrutiny of foreign investment. rt.com A summit between China and the European Union, planned for September in the German city of Leipzig, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the German government has said. | The decision was made after Chancellor Angela Merkel held separate phone calls with Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Charles Michel, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday. "They agreed that the meeting cannot take place at the envisaged time given the pandemic but should be rescheduled," Seibert added. | A similar summit that was due to take place at the end of March in China was also…

RT (2020-06-04). Irish PM Varadkar hopes 'air bridges' with selected countries will be possible within weeks. rt.com Within the next few weeks, Ireland hopes to resume air travel with countries that are at a similar stage in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday. | "I hope that as the world returns to a new normality, we will see international air travel resume, in the first instance through air bridges with countries that have suppressed the virus to a similar extent as ours," Varadkar told parliament. | "This however is some weeks away and it's far too soon for anyone to book their holidays yet but summer is not yet lost," the prime minister added. | Ireland requires anyone entering t…

RT (2020-06-04). 'Practice the eye gouge': Project Veritas claims to have INFILTRATED ANTIFA, will 'expose its violent nature'. rt.com Conservative investigative website Project Veritas claims it has "infiltrated" the controversial Antifa movement to expose its "violent nature," days after Donald Trump said he would declare it a "terrorist organization." | Project Veritas' James O'Keefe tweeted a five-minute teaser clip of its investigation into the Antifa (anti-fascist) movement on Thursday, promising more would be revealed on Friday. | One alleged Antifa organizer caught on camera said the "whole goal of this is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible." Another suggested practicing "things like the eye gouge," because…

RT (2020-06-04). The Great Screen Robbery: Chicago looters make off with TVs & other expensive goods from MOVING TRAIN in broad daylight (VIDEO). rt.com Video has emerged online purporting to show looters audaciously stealing flat screen TVs and other electronics from a slow-moving freight train in Chicago, as mass protests raged across the US. | As the wave of peaceful anti-police brutality protests continue across the US — along with violent and chaotic rioting — in the wake of the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, reports of looting have been widespread. | Unverified footage posted to YouTube showing screen recordings of a Facebook Live, allegedly taken in Chicago on Sunday, shows dozens of people pilfering a moving…

RT (2020-06-04). Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal. rt.com US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. | The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with the slogan "Divide and Conquer," which was to be met with "In Union there is Strength," Mattis wrote in a

RT (2020-06-04). Facebook selectively slaps 'state-controlled media' warning on some government-funded outlets ahead of 2020 US elections. rt.com Facebook is labeling content posted by state-funded media outlets and plans to bar them from running ads in a conveniently loophole-packed effort to prevent "foreign influence" in the 2020 US presidential election. | Russian and Chinese media outlets' pages have already been graced with the new warning labels, which Facebook announced on Thursday in a

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-04). "The World Cannot Breathe!" Squashed by the U.S., a Country Built on Genocide and Slavery. dissidentvoice.org More than two centuries of lies are now getting exposed. Bizarre tales about freedom and democracy are collapsing like houses of cards. One man's death triggers an avalanche of rage in those who for years, decades and centuries, have been humiliated, ruined, and exterminated. It always happens just like this throughout the history of humankind …

John Pilger (2020-06-04). The CIA Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally' Is History's Warning in 2020. globalresearch.ca The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer "personal" and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter? | Secret letters written …

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-06-04). How American Cities Were Reduced to Esper's "Battlespace": From Fallujah to Minneapolis. globalresearch.ca The Bush administration's war of aggression on and military occupation of Iraq that began in 2003 shifted the United States to a militaristic society. Some 2.7 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, an astonishing number. The Bush administration …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-04). Democrats Casually "Blame Russia" for the Riots. globalresearch.ca The riots engulfing the U.S. were provoked by Moscow, according to National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, Susan Rice. She even took it …

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-04). Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …

Staff (2020-06-04). Headlines for June 4, 2020. democracynow.org Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Killing Charged and Arrested, Protests Near White House Met by Unmarked, Heavily Armed Riot Officers, Pentagon Chief Reverses Decision to Withdraw Troops from D.C. Amid Protests, "Your Lives Matter": President Obama Backs Protests over George Floyd's Killing, 200+ New York Mayoral Staffers Demand "Radical Change," Police Budget Cuts, L.A. Protesters Demand Police Prosecutions as City Councilors Propose LAPD Budget Cuts, Sports Stars Join Protests over George Floyd's Killing, Monuments to America's Racist History Toppled Amid Mass Protests, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Bl…

news.un (2020-06-04). India must follow Supreme Court orders to protect 100 million migrant workers: UN rights experts. news.un.org The Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million migrant workers, after coronavirus measures left them jobless, forcing them to travel long distances home, UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday.

_____ (2020-06-04). Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution. popularresistance.org Calls to "cancel rent" are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, millions are on a rent strike. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared his support for rent and mortgage forgiveness. As millions of tenants mobilize to cancel rent, they are not asking nicely or relying on lip service from politicians. Rather, millions of tenants are taking action by using a powerful time-tested strategy: rent strikes. | As the desperation builds and another month of bill…

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-04). Redistribution by Another Name. counterpunch.org Across the US, cities, especially fancy malls and outlets of major retail chains, are being busted into and ransacked, as police squad cars get flipped over and torched, in scenes not seen in the US since the mid to late 1960s. Many of the perpetrators of these actions are black residents of these cities, but

_____ (2020-06-04). 'Taking back control' — democracy to be savaged behind closed doors. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: Just two months it was reported by RSF (Reporters Without Borders) that Britain had once again fallen down the rankings of world press freedom. Leaving aside the Tories legislative programme of slowly taking away our right to protest, of free speech and to have a free press — this decline was exacerbated by …

WSWS (2020-06-04). As protests grow, corporate CEOs hypocritically declare opposition to "racism and injustice" wsws.org Tech billionaires, Wall Street bankers and auto executives all issued statements this week in hopes of shoring up the battered image of American capitalism.

Victor Grossman (2020-06-04). An Idea on Providing Coordination and Leadership. counterpunch.org The country is filled with so much anger and so much action — but, as far as I can see, so little leadership! Would it not be wonderful if the present protests were supported by a statement and a call for emergency united action by a broad list of known progressives, including, if possible, such as

Rafael Bernabe — Manuel Rodríguez Banchs (2020-06-04). A Proposal from Afar: Trump Must Resign! counterpunch.org A vast protest of unprecedented scope and intensity has spread over the United States since the police assassination of George Floyd on May 25. The American people are aware of this and it requires no elaboration. Some voices in the media and elsewhere ask insistently of the protesters: What do you want? What are your

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-04). Protests for justice in the US continue as George Floyd's killers to appear in court. peoplesdispatch.org The charges against Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd's neck until he died, have been upgraded to second-degree murder while his fellow former officers face charges of aiding and abetting murder…

WSWS (2020-06-04). Georgia police officers charged after brutal assault on college students returning from protest. wsws.org The students were viciously assaulted returning from protests against the murder of George Floyd on Saturday night despite doing nothing to provoke the officers or arouse suspicion.

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Hundreds protest racist violence in New Orleans, police attack demonstrators. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – The night of June 3, hundreds of New Orleans protesters climbed the Crescent City Connection to fight racist violence and demand justice for police murders. The Connection is a highway bridge that crosses the Mississippi River to connect the East and West banks of New Orleans. The protesters fought as part of the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd movements, rallying behind various calls to abolish prisons and police. | "No justice, no peace!" and "Black Lives Matter!" rang up and down the highway. Black participants came right up to the mic to express their disgust for the police.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-06-04). US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel: The Knee-On-Neck Tactic that Was Used on George Floyd Is the Same Tactic that Has Been Used on the Palestinians. globalresearch.ca George Floyd, an African-American man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three others in Minneapolis, Minnesota for trying to use a counterfeit $20 dollar bill at a store, now violent protests has overtaken …

WSWS (2020-06-04). Anger grows over refusal to bring charges in killing at Omaha protest. wsws.org The Douglas County attorney reversed himself Wednesday to call for a grand jury investigation into the murder of James Scurlock by a bar owner during a demonstration this weekend.

Fight Back (2020-06-04). 55,000 protest police murder in Boston after days of sharp struggle. fightbacknews.org Boston, MA – On the evening of June 2, an estimated 55,000 people gathered in Boston's Franklin Park to protest the police murder of George Floyd. The event began with the blocking of Blue Hill Avenue, next to the park in the working-class neighborhood of Dorchester, for a die-in. Protesters laid down in the street for eight minutes and 46 seconds — marking the length of time that Floyd was held down by the Minneapolis police officers who crushed the life out of his body. The enormous crowd chanted the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others who have been killed by police throughout the country.

WSWS (2020-06-04). After more than a week of nationwide protests, new charges announced against George Floyd's murderers. wsws.org Attorney General Keith Ellison tempered any expectations of justice as thousands continued to defy police and military repression in marches across the country…

Sarah Rawlins (2020-06-04). CEPR Statement on New Labor Department Guidance Allowing Risky Private Equity Investments in Workers' 401(k) Accounts. cepr.net Private Equity (PE) firms have had their eye on workers' retirement nest eggs ‚Äï 401(k) and IRA accounts ‚Äï since late 2013 when rules on advertising to individuals were relaxed. Obama's labor department stymied private equity's efforts to expose ordinary people to high levels of financial risk. Yesterday, under cover of pandemic and protests, Labor …

Jay Stanley (2020-06-04). Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on ACLU in September 2016. | The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him. In what …

Oscar Rickett (2020-06-04). The American Empire Is Falling Apart. But Things Can Always Get Worse. globalresearch.ca The American empire is in decay, but that doesn't mean things can't get worse. Protests that erupted over the police killing of Each new day sees …

Hina Shamsi (2020-06-04). More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger. aclu.org Across the country, people are protesting police brutality and systemic racism. They are relentlessly demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people killed by police. In response, President Trump, supported by belligerent enablers in Congress and his administration, has threatened to deploy federal troops into states, and federal agencies are investigating protestors for domestic terrorism. These presidential threats and actions are authoritarian, irresponsible, dangerous, and wrong. , , Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 was extraordinary — ov…

Patrisse Cullors (2020-06-04). Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability" zcomm.org "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else"

WSWS (2020-06-04). US Federal Bureau of Prisons implements full lockdown amid mass protests across the country. wsws.org Amidst a worsening COVID-19 outbreak and protests over police violence, fears of brewing rebellions lead to the rapid lockdown of federal prisons this week.

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Minnesota: Student protest demands justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – June 1 marked the fourth of a planned eight days of protest by University of Minnesota students in Dinkytown, a university neighborhood, following the death of George Floyd. Chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace," dozens of students blocked a road at the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. | The protest was organized by the unofficial student group, UMN Student Workers. One organizer explained that their intention was to give those students who lacked transportation a chance to protest nearer to their homes. They said that, while the protest was plann…

_____ (2020-06-04). As Protests Rage Over George Floyd's Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Friends of the Earth tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, and the head of the NRDC promised: "to be fully and visibly committed to the fight against systemic racism." | When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice. | Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization, said she considers showing up to fight police brutality and racial vi…

Gregg Gonsalves (2020-06-04). The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse. thenation.com The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse.

WSWS (2020-06-04). Sri Lankan health workers protest wage and transport cuts during pandemic. wsws.org While hospital workers across all grades and union affiliations participated in the protests the unions are seeking to head off a confrontation with the government.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-06-04). "When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets" commondreams.org As Trump declares "law and order" clampdown against peaceful demonstrations, author and activist reminds people of most important lesson she's learned studying history of shock doctrine tactics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Racism is a Dire Health Threat (2020-06-04). Protesters in Palo Alto Masked Up and Close Together. indybay.org On May 31 protesters spurred by the murder of George Floyd wore masks of many varieties, but social distancing was difficult. When asked about the 6 feet rule, some said they hadn't noticed how close they were to fellow demonstrators. Others said racism is a dire health threat that demands protest.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-06-04). Saturday 6/6: Natl. Protest Against Police Murder of Black People and a Fascist Police State in the US. indybay.org 24th and Mission…

Curt Wechsler (2020-06-04). PROTEST! DC & Everywhere Saturday, June 6 2020: TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW! indybay.org Trump has unleashed US military police and threatened to call out the military nationwide to crush the righteous George Floyd protests against police murder. An uprising has begun. Day after day, night after night, coast to coast, the streets fill with Black youth refusing to face another day in fear and people of all backgrounds who have had enough of white supremacy and a culture of soul-crushing cruelty.

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-04). NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide. indybay.org "Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.

One Richmond (2020-06-04). Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest. indybay.org Meet at JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

Brenda Norrell (2020-06-04). Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters. indybay.org Lakota and Navajo respond, as news reporters and peaceful protesters are shot, blinded and beaten during Black Lives Matter protests. In Albuquerque, The Red Nation group was stalked and confronted by white vigilantes working with Albuquerque Police officers.

Staff (2020-06-04). DC Residents Take to the Streets to Demand End of Police State. truthout.org Protesters have continued to pour onto the streets of Washington, D.C., night after night, despite the city's attempt to suppress protest through the deployment of the National Guard and the imposition of nightly curfews. | The righteous rage and pain felt in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is palpable throughout the streets of this city, as many Black, Indigenous and Latinx people are already dying at large numbers from the lack of resources to fight the…

Staff (2020-06-04). Trump Is Framing US Residents as Enemies to Be Met by Force. Don't Let Him. truthout.org Donald Trump, who has cratered in opinion polls this spring as the pandemic and the economic collapse have battered the U.S., is attempting to turn this past week's explosion of political protest amid a deadly pandemic into his Back in 1933, when the German parliament burned (the Reichstag fire) — ostensibly at the hands of a Dutch communist, more likely at the hands of Hitler's own agents provocateurs [m…

Staff (2020-06-04). Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Officers Haven't Faced Charges. truthout.org We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynol…

_____ (2020-06-04). Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped. popularresistance.org Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 of 2019, were completely dropped in a case that was brought directly by prosecutors of the Trump administration. | After several months of proceedings that produced a mistrial in February 2020, the four activists expressed in a public statement that "Today's sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to th…

_____ (2020-06-04). Climate Activists: Here's Why Your Work Depends On Ending Police Violence. popularresistance.org We live in a world where government agents can kill hundreds of people a year, without the whole system being held accountable. When the crisis presents the opportunity for billionaires to extract even more wealth from people and the planet, how can we expect that same government to be accountable to climate change? | To win on climate, we need to reinvent the power structures that haven't functionally changed since slavery. To win on climate, we need to pry our economic systems away from the legacies of colonialism, slavery, genocide, and violence on which our country is founded and push it towards liberation, f…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-04). Enough Is Enough! Thousands Speak Out & Rally In SF Against Murder of George Floyd. indybay.org Ten to fifteen thousand youth, activists and fighters against racism rallied and marched against the murder of George Floyd.

Staff (2020-06-04). Uprisings Are Driving a Surge in Mutual Aid in Minneapolis and Beyond. truthout.org Mutual aid is flourishing in south Minneapolis, where the police killing of an unarmed Black man and a revolt against state violence has left a community hungry for connection and racial justice. The alleged murder of George Floyd and the ensuing powerful uprisings have made the need to forge material support networks among neighbors all the more apparent, say activists — and they are up to the challenge. | A hotel along the Lake Street corridor that saw clashes and fires after four police off…

news.un (2020-06-04). Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan. news.un.org The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

news.un (2020-06-04). Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge. news.un.org The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.

acTVism Munich (2020-06-04). Exposing Canada's Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org In this episode of Know Your Stuff we speak with author and journalist Yves Engler about Canada's foreign policy and the impact it has globally. Is Canada's image as a peaceful actor and force for good a real reflection of its policy or is it just that, an image? To watch more videos on this …

David Thul Kitten (2020-06-04). Detailed (non-patent stuff) Views of interior and exterior of Riot Cars, Suvs, Tanks APCs. indybay.org Yesterday, I uploaded these books (digitals). Today, with the deployments of so many wonderful, smiling, Peace Officerz spreading "safety" by rolling around shouting and menacing Americans and all life forms living here, I thought it prudent to upload two books for your 1ST AMENDMENT READING and educational use (legal). Enjoy both covering all sorts of makes and models of Police and Military SUVs, armored cars, so on.

Omar Alhalabi, Swami Iyer, Vivek Subbiah (2020-06-04). [Commentary] Testing for COVID-19 in patients with cancer. thelancet.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is, undoubtedly, posing unprecedented challenges on patient care including those without COVID-19 [1]. Given the complexity of cancer care, which is often multidisciplinary requiring immunosuppressive therapy, surgery and radiation, oncologists have to be judicious more than ever to protect patients, caregivers and all healthcare workers [2]. COVID-19 has challenged operations of all hospitals, travel industry, food industry, and closure of academic institutions.

Luis Alberto Martinez-Juarez, Ana Cristina Sedas, Miriam Orcutt, Raj Bhopal (2020-06-04). [Commentary] Governments and international institutions should urgently attend to the unjust disparities that COVID-19 is exposing and causing. thelancet.com During the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders should pay more attention to those populations living in the poorest conditions, such as the homeless, those in prisons, poor ethnic & racial minorities, and millions of distressed migrants and refugees in unsanitary camps, settlements, shelters or detention centres. These vulnerable groups are most likely to suffer the consequences of inadequate and equitable access to testing, treatment and medical care [1]. Socio-economic circumstances determine the distribution of health conditions in populations and the severity of outcomes.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-04). None of Your Business: China, Hong Kong and a Question of Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam seemed to relish it before the cameras this week. The United States was enduring extensive shudders of internal instability in the wake of

WSWS (2020-06-04). Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC. wsws.org Had the attack occurred in a country such as China or Iran, the muted response from the Australian political establishment would undoubtedly have been very different.

Ali Salam (2020-06-04). Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills. imemc.org Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock …

Ali Salam (2020-06-04). Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven …

PCHR (2020-06-04). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May — 03 Jun 2020). imemc.org Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May — 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. …

Erika Williams (2020-06-04). Russia OKs Use of Nukes in Response to Non-Nuclear Attacks. globalresearch.ca Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence on Tuesday that allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks. | Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-06-04). U.S. Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons. counterpunch.org With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post-World War II, when it was the sole possessor of nuclear weapons. It has already walked out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in

Brett Heinz (2020-06-04). The UN's Anti-Poverty Proposal for Latin America: a "Basic Emergency Income" counterpunch.org 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 —

Jim Hightower (2020-06-04). I Remember the Lynchings of the 60s. They're Still Happening. counterpunch.org I was naive until I wasn't. At just 18, the day after I graduated from high school, I drove from Boston to Atlanta to work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Two weeks later, on June 21, 1964, we got word that three young civil rights workers — James Chaney, Mickey Schwerner, and Andrew

Tom Clifford (2020-06-04). With USA in Retreat, China Reassesses Its Options. counterpunch.org Beijing. Beijing is looking at the world today through a prism where the United States can be accounted for. The US is too weak, it believes, except in purely military terms, to counter China's interests. The image has been seen the world over. A black man dies after a US policeman kneels on his neck. Civil

Thom Hartmann (2020-06-04). How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans. counterpunch.org When you tell people they won't be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That's what's happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today. Removing those dual immunities could dramatically change—for the better—the lives of millions of Americans. For police, the

Steven Newcomb (2020-06-04). Domination and the Murder of George Floyd. counterpunch.org In our documentary movie "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code," directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota Nation), we quote language from the papal document Dum diversas, issued by the Catholic Church in 1452. The dehumanizing language expressed in that papal document provides a means of understanding the heartless killing of an African-American named George

Jen Moore (2020-06-04). Defending Land and Water From Mining Profiteers in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire populations under lockdown and economies falling apart, mining companies have also hopped on the pandemic profiteering bandwagon. The potential implications are wide-reaching. In Latin America,

John Davis (2020-06-04). Our History is Our Future. counterpunch.org We can be sure that the public grandiloquence of Barack Obama grated mightily on at least half of the country during his eight years in the Oval Office. Now, we Libtards find every Trump tweet excruciatingly inane — or horrifyingly inflammatory. As ever, it is the style, not the content, of American political leadership that

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Rebellion wins demand: All four Minneapolis police charged in murder of George Floyd. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced this afternoon, June 3, an increase of the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, adding a second-degree murder charge to the indictment against him. In addition, three additional Minneapolis police officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder; they stood by watching Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd's neck for nine minutes until his body was lifeless. They are expected to be taken into custody today. | Charging and arresting all four has been the main…

Michael Welch (2020-06-04). The Truth Behind the Murder of Robert F. Kennedy: Conspiracy and Cover-up. globalresearch.ca On June 6, 2020, we will be commemorating the passing of Robert F. Kennedy. His legacy will live. Below is Michael Welch's Global Research radio interview with William Pepper. A full transcript is included. | "I went there because I …

Gary Olson (2020-06-04). Jakarta: Force and Fraud at Home and Abroad. What's Next? dissidentvoice.org I'm guessing that "Jakarta Is Coming" or "Plan Jakarta" won't elicit immediate recognition from most of you and until very recently that was also true for me. But before defining it, here's a bit of necessary background: In 1965-66, the United States engineered a systematic mass murder in Indonesia that killed more than one million …

Dean Baker (2020-06-04). Washington Post Invents a Growth Dividend from Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy. cepr.net Sweden has stood apart from most other wealthy countries in dealing with the pandemic, by not imposing some sort of shutdown, where non-essential businesses are closed and travel is kept to a minimum. Its Nordic neighbors all went this route and then engaged in extensive testing and tracing strategies. As a result, Sweden has seen …

Vladimir Platov (2020-06-04). Biothreat From the US on the Rise. America's Biological Defense Program. globalresearch.ca As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate many nations of the world, the global community and media outlets have been increasingly focusing on questionable activities being carried out at biolabs financed by funds from the US Department of Defense budget….

WSWS (2020-06-04). Nearly half a million health care workers worldwide infected with coronavirus. wsws.org The International Council of Nurses reports that 600 nurses have died in the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates that 450,000 health care workers of all kinds have been infected worldwide.

news.un (2020-06-04). 'Global solidarity' needed, to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine. news.un.org In the race to end the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief reminded a virtual medical conference on Thursday that "a vaccine, by itself, is not enough".

WSWS (2020-06-04). Use of tear gas by US police may exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Tear gas directly attacks the lungs, and its corrosive effects could make people far more susceptible to respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

news.un (2020-06-04). Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, 'nature is sending us a clear message'. news.un.org On this year's World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5, the UN is drawing links between the health of the planet, and human health, and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity, the system that supports life.

WSWS (2020-06-04). Economic effects of pandemic to last a decade. wsws.org The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its forecast for US growth over the next decade by a cumulative $7.9 trillion, equivalent to 3 percent of gross domestic product.

WSWS (2020-06-04). US nurses speak on dangers of COVID-19 exposure at their workplaces. wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke to nurses across the US who shared their anger and frustration over governmental and employer neglect throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fight Back (2020-06-04). New claims for state unemployment insurance 1.9 million in last week of May. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Thursday, June 4 the federal Department of Labor reported that 1.9 million new claims for state unemployment insurance or UI benefits were filed in the week ending May 30. This was down by 250,000 claims from the previous week, continuing the slow decline in new applications. However, this was still more than two and a half times higher than the previous pre-pandemic record of almost 700,000 claims made during the deep 1981-82 recession. | The total number of people receiving state unemployment benefits – which is delayed by a week – rose by 650,000 to 21.5 million for the week ending May 23. Th…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-04). 13 Killed and 9,300 Arrested as United States Attempts to Halt National Unrest. globalresearch.ca More than 20,000 National Guard deployed in 29 states along with thousands more local, federal and military troops cannot quell the anger of African Americans and their allies | *** | Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in a press conference on …

Ellen Brown (2020-06-04). When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus. globalresearch.ca More than 100 companies are competing to be first in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. It's a race against time, not because the death rate is climbing but because it is falling — to the point …

Benjamin Bourgeois (2020-06-04). Il Grande Cancro e l'Avvenire. Confinamento generale della popolazione: storia, analisi e prospettive. globalresearch.ca "Non scoprirai mai la verità se non sei pronto ad accettare l'imprevisto" — Eraclito. | Il Re-Virus è nudo. Questo è ormai un fatto riconosciuto da tutti coloro che hanno il coraggio di guardare in faccia i fatti. In questo …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-06-04). History: The 1887 Alaska Purchase and the US-Russia Bering Strait Rail Tunnel Project. globalresearch.ca In a recent paper entitled

Donald Monaco (2020-06-04). The Face of Rebellion: George Floyd and the Struggle Against Racism. globalresearch.ca America burns. Its streets are inflamed by an existential rage born of violence, dehumanization and despair. Trampled underfoot of a police jackboot for too long, the oppressed are striking back with a ferocious anger that has simmered for decades. The …

Melissa Davey (2020-06-04). Surgisphere: Governments and WHO Changed COVID-19 Policy Based on Suspect Data From Tiny US Company. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of our readers selected quotes from a report published by The Guardian. | "The

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-06-04). Court Rejects Trump Administration's Illegal Land Swap to Bulldoze Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. globalresearch.ca A federal court late Monday "For the second time, the …

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-04). Why America's "Revolution" Won't be Televised. No one is Aiming at the Empire. globalresearch.ca Burning and/or looting Target or Macy's is a minor diversion. No one is aiming at the Pentagon (or even the shops at the Pentagon Mall). …

WSWS (2020-06-04). Nearly 65,000 COVID-19 deaths in UK according to Financial Times. wsws.org The FT highlighted the fact that in absolute terms the number of excess deaths in the UK is the highest in Europe, and internationally is only second to the US.

WSWS (2020-06-04). Survey exposes COVID-19 dangers facing call centre workers. wsws.org Several call centre workers have lost their lives to COVID-19, with thousands in fear that their health and safety is being jeopardised.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-04). Afghanistan faces medical emergency as COVID-19 cases rise. peoplesdispatch.org Two senior officials in Kunduz province reportedly died due to COVID-19 on June 3. According to observers, the Afghan government does not have adequate testing capacity and tens of thousands of samples are going untested every day…

Mike Ervin (2020-06-04). Shut Down the Death Traps. progressive.org COVID-19 is setting people with disabilities back—more than they already were.

WSWS (2020-06-04). Union supports ditching temporary workers at Meyer shipyard in Germany. wsws.org The unions are on the side of those raking in billions in aid to keep the German stock market bubbling.

_____ (2020-06-04). Google sued for $5bn for stealing data from "every American with a PC or phone" truepublica.org.uk Alphabet's Google is facing yet another class-action lawsuit claiming illegal privacy infringements that seek at least $5 billion, Reuters reported Tuesday. The tech giant was sued Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, California. Reuters reported that Google is accused of "covert and unauthorized data collection from virtually every American with a computer or phone." …

WSWS (2020-06-04). A call to the working class! Stop Trump's coup d'état! wsws.org The Trump administration is attempting to carry out a coup against the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship based on the military and the police.

Shukria Dellawar (2020-06-04). There Can Be No Getting Along Without Reform. progressive.org Let us show each other — and the world — that we can rise above this moment.

_____ (2020-06-04). Trump Sends Unambiguous Message To Police And Vigilantes. popularresistance.org It is time to embrace the parallels, to be unafraid to speak a clear truth: Whether by design or lack of it, Donald Trump and the Republican Party operate an American state that they have increasingly organized on fascist principles. It is also time to consider what else the fascists may yet do, during an unprecedented pandemic, amid unprecedented unemployment, faced with unprecedented resistance ahead of an unprecedented election. The Republican Party wants to make "antifascist" a category of terrorist; whether or not it actually uses active-duty soldiers to round up this new class of undesirables in the "nation…

_____ (2020-06-04). Minnesota Cops Trained By Israeli Police, Who Often Use Knee-On-Neck Restraint. popularresistance.org Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers. At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held. | There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorize the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations. | The so-called counterterrorism training conference in Minneapolis was jointly hosted by the FBI. The training of US po…

_____ (2020-06-04). Our Disaster — The Horrific War On Yemen. popularresistance.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 at least 85,000 children had died from extreme hunger since the war began in 2015. | Since then, 3.65 million people have been internally displaced and the worst cholera outbreak ever recorded has infected 2.26 million and cost nearly 4,000 l…

Tobita Chow (2020-06-04). The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square. thenation.com The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square…

WSWS (2020-06-04). Tamil nationalists exploit remembrance of war victims to advance pro-imperialist agenda. wsws.org Last month marked the eleventh anniversary of the bloody end of Sri Lanka's nearly 30-year war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-04). How to safely go to your doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering if it's time to schedule those doctor appointments you've been putting off? Restrictions related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are easing in many places, but you may still have concerns about COVID-19. Learn how to stay safe from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while getting the care you need. Do your homework Before you …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-04). Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It isn't easy adjusting to changes brought on by the pandemic. Consider how to deal with grief caused by the loss of your normal routine. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people's lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you're likely grieving the loss …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why tobacco users should call it quits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tobacco users have an increased risk of becoming very sick if they contract the virus that causes COVID-19. If you use tobacco and want to stop, consider World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31 as a start date. "During this time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made maintaining the health of ourselves and our …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-04). 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 (2020-06-04). 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 (2020-06-04). 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 …

Massoud Nayeri (2020-06-04). Stop Trump's Police State and Dictatorship! globalresearch.ca Democrats are divided between cowards and silent disguised Trump supporters. | Both Democratic and Republican parties are fearful of the potential power …

yenisafak (2020-06-04). UK MP's: 'Kashmir is an international issue'. yenisafak.com Terming Kashmir an international issue, several British members of Parliament on Wednesday called for international intervention to resolve the dispute, taking into consideration aspirations of Kashmiris. Addressing an online international conference hosted by UK-based Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International, Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan sought cross-party action by British lawmakers to address the long-pending Kashmir issue."Kashmir is literally burning right now. Young men are losing their lives. Domicile rules would change the very nature and composition of what we call Jammu and Kashmir…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals. yenisafak.com George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection was not listed as a factor in his death.The official cause of death, according to the full 20-page report made public on Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, was cardiopulmonary arrest while Floyd was being restrained by police taking him into custody on May 25.The coroner ruled the manner of death to be a homicide. Four police officers since fired from their jobs for their role in the inciden…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). EU to use $2.7 billion fund to buy promising COVID-19 vaccines. yenisafak.com The European Union is preparing to use an emergency 2.4-billion- euro ($2.7 billion) fund to make advance purchases of promising vaccines against the new coronavirus, EU officials told Reuters.The move was discussed at a meeting of EU ambassadors on Wednesday, after Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands said they were speeding up negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to secure access to vaccines currently under development.The EU rainy-day fund, known as the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI), would also be used to increase vaccine production capacity in Europe and offer liability insurance to pharmaceu…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). Virus shouldn't deepen injustices across world: Erdogan. yenisafak.com Turkish president on Thursday said coronavirus vaccination should be a common property of all humankind and produced at an adequate quantity for all.In a video message issued for the 2020 Global Vaccination Summit held in London, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the outbreak should not be allowed to lead to further divisions in the world."There is no doubt that the availability of the vaccine to humanity as a whole and its production in adequate quantities for all are critical as its development," he said. | "COVID-19 has reminded us once again that we are actually one big family sharing a common fate and future," Erdog…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). German official hopeful for summer holidays in Turkey. yenisafak.com Germany is in talks with Ankara over measures that could make it possible for German tourists to travel to Turkey for summer holidays, a senior government official said on Thursday. | Thomas Bareiss, Germany's commissioner for tourism, expressed hope that they would be in a position to lift travel warnings for non-EU member countries like Turkey in the coming weeks, depending on the pandemic situation. | "We are working to ensure that travel warnings for third countries can also be lifted step-by-step in the coming weeks," he said in an interview with German press agency DPA. | "I don't see any reason to keep a t…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). Turkish president marks World Environment Day. yenisafak.com Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday marked World Environment Day, highlighting the importance of global efforts to resolve environmental problems."Humanity today strives for a greener and more liveable world where sustainable use of resources is adopted, biodiversity is preserved, hunger and poverty are minimized, and environmental pollution is prevented," Erdogan said in a statement ahead of the day.Stressing the solution of environmental problems requires the cooperation of all countries at the global scale and the implementation of long-term policies through joint efforts, he stated that Turkey…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). 'Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 was genocide'. yenisafak.com The Soviet Union's brutal 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars bears all the hallmarks of genocide, according to a foreign policy expert.Hakan Kirimli, a political scientist at Bilkent University in Turkey's capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that on May 18, 1944, the Soviet Union exiled all the Tatars from Crimea, leaving not a single one."They were kept in extremely harsh conditions where they were sent, and half of them were killed," Kirimli added.Describing the deportation as a "genocide," Kirimli said: "They wanted the Crimean Tatars to completely disappear from history, and they even removed the phrase 'Crim…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). Turkey, Azerbaijan mark 102 years of diplomatic ties. yenisafak.com Shortly after the foundation of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic (ADR) on May 28, 1918, it inked the Treaty of Batumi with the then-Ottoman Empire on June 4, 1918, thus marking the friendly relations in political, legal, commercial and military fields.With the treaty, the Ottoman Empire recognized the independence of Azerbaijan, which could in turn apply to the Empire for military help in the case of any threat.The agreement was signed by Halil Bey Mentese, the head of the Ottomans' Chamber of Deputies. and the Commander of the Caucasian Front of the Ottoman Army, Mehmet Vehip Pasa, and the President of the Az…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). WHO 'very concerned' by new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. yenisafak.com The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is "very concerned" about a new Ebola outbreak that has recently claimed four lives in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."We are very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka, where we have worked very closely with the government in 2018 to contain the last outbreak," WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a joint media briefing of the WHO and the World Economic Forum.The DRC government confirmed on Monday that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Mbandaka in the western Equateur province.The Health M…

commondreams (2020-06-04). Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-06-04). AFL-CIO's Veteran Council Demands Resignation of Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chair Over Violent Clearing of Lafayette Square. commondreams.org "President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of our military, who failed in this responsibility, to step down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-04). Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic. commondreams.org In a new analysis welcomed by climate campaigners, the London-based financial think tank Carbon Tracker warned Thursday that declining demand and rising investment risk due to cheaper renewable technologies, more aggressive government policies, and the coronavirus pandemic could cause a $25 trillion collapse in future fossil fuel profits. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-06-04). Billionaire Wealth Surges By Over Half Trillion Dollars During the Pandemic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Bonnie Kristian (2020-06-04). How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality. commondreams.org Beyond the gear and surveillance, however, perhaps the most damaging effect of war on terror-encouraged police militarization is psychological. It pushes police officers engaging with the public to behave as they look, to act like soldiers dealing with enemy combatants. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mike Lofgren (2020-06-04). Beware Donald Trump's Electoral Cleansing. commondreams.org Is Trump using a calculated strategy that COVID-19 is not an equal-opportunity killer?

commondreams (2020-06-04). 350.org Holds Webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy, Calls on Climate Movement to Prioritize Racial Justice and Show Up for Black Lives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Alec Connon (2020-06-04). Caring About the Climate Crisis Means Supporting the Demand to Defund the Police. commondreams.org Climate justice is about far more than reducing emissions. It is about building a fairer and more just world. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-06-04). Blue Planet Live presenter condemns 'way we manipulate wildlife'. thecanary.co The mismanagement of the environment and the destruction of natural wildlife habitats have allowed viruses like coronavirus (Covid-19) to emerge, according to a zoologist and broadcaster. | Liz Bonnin, who co-presents Blue Planet Live, described the coronavirus pandemic as an "existential crisis" and blamed the over-extraction of natural resources and the "manipulation" of wildlife. | Scientists believe Covid-19 has origins in animals, likely from bats, and may have come from live animal markets in China. | Previous global epidemics including severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Ebola have also been linke…

The Canary (2020-06-04). Clean tech and climate policies 'could cut fossil fuel profits by two thirds'. thecanary.co The rise of clean tech such as renewables, electric cars and climate policies could cut global fossil fuel profits by two thirds, a report has found. | The report from financial think tank Carbon Tracker said the fossil fuel industry is approaching terminal decline, a disruption that is being hastened by the impacts of coronavirus (Covid-19) driving falling demand for fuels such as oil. | The world may already have seen peak demand for fossil fuels in 2019, the analysis asserted. | Renewables are outperforming fossil fuels on cost for generating electricity in much of the world, and electric vehicle batteries are…

Peter Bolton (2020-06-04). Ban on giving coronavirus relief to tax avoiders gains steam. But one country isn't budging. thecanary.co Countries across Europe and further afield are taking bold No contribution, no pay-o…

Tom Coburg (2020-06-04). UK government wants your credit details and more, with some help from Cummings's pals. thecanary.co The artificial intelligence (AI) firm employed by Dominic Cummings on the Vote Leave project is now working directly with the government on a highly sensitive data-matching project. | The Canary has obtained a partly redacted version of the project's In short, according to the contract, the government will be able to match someone's credit details with their social media accounts and their utilities payments. All, apparently, to assist in coronavirus (Covid-19) intelligence gathe…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-04). We Are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong Into the Reality of America. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Once upon a time a brave nation liberated itself from the tyranny of the British empire and birthed freedom and democracy into the world. With the help of heroes like the abolitionists, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X it overcame systemic racial inequality, and now it is a shining exemplar of human rights, the respected friend of free democracies around the world and the hated foe of all tyrannical regimes. It is not without its faults and its past mistakes, but it is the best leader and protector of the liberal world order that we could possibly hope to have. | I also hav…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-04). How the Cold War, Which Never Actually Stopped, Actually Started. strategic-culture.org This will be the first-ever credible, or "historical," but brief, account of how the Cold War actually began, and of why it started, and of why it continues today (even though it started on the basis of lies which have long-since become exposed but — for reasons which will become obvious — the exposing of which lies remains hidden from the public, so that 'history' can be preserved, and the public thus remains deceived). | INTRODUCTION | To understand today's world, an introduction is needed first that summarizes what World War II (the Cold War's predecessor) was actually all about, in geostrategic te…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-04). NLG Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization. indybay.org "When police continue to murder Black people with impunity and when calls for systemic change to policing and structural racism are ignored, popular unrest is inevitable," said National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris Hermes. "Federal investigations and the targeting of Antifa will unfortunately result in increased surveillance and repression, and must be resisted."

Zachary Conti (2020-06-04). G7 Finance Ministers Discuss Coronavirus Debt and Transparency Impacts for Developing Coun. indybay.org Amidst questions of upcoming G7 meeting dates and which countries are participating, G7 Finance Ministers met virtually about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zachary Conti (2020-06-04). G7 Finance Ministers Discuss COVID-19 Debt & Transparency Impacts for Developing Countries. indybay.org Amidst questions of upcoming G7 meeting dates and which countries are participating, G7 Finance Ministers met virtually about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The G7 meeting focused on aid, debt and transparency issues affecting developing countries impacted by the coronavirus.

National Nurses United (2020-06-04). Nurses Join Forces Nationally to Warn Against Early Reopening. indybay.org June 2, 2020 – As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government follow strict guidelines before any further reopening measures are taken.

Staff (2020-06-04). GOP's Rand Paul Blocks Anti-Lynching Bill. truthout.org Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is blocking the passage of a Senate bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime, because he worries that it would be used for lesser violent crimes that result in only "minor bruising." | Paul on Wednesday

Staff (2020-06-04). As Trump Wages War on DC Residents, It's Clear He Must Resign Immediately. truthout.org There is an

Staff (2020-06-04). Will Our Future Be Organized by the Rich or the Poor? truthout.org In the summer of 1995, when I was 18, I started visiting

Staff (2020-06-04). With Hydroxychloroquine Out of the News, Ingraham Pivots to Tear Gas Trutherism. truthout.org The Trump campaign on Tuesday sought to defend the president's Bible-toting photo-op — which was made possible after police backed by the National Guard Trump mounted the photo-op, in which officials also launched flash-bang shells and rubber bullets, because he was "a…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran, Turkey resume border activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration [IRICA] said that Iran and Turkey have resumed border activities on Thursday morning.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran keen on continuous coop. with China's NPC: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the approach of the Iranian Parliament is to continue cooperating and strengthening parliamentary relations with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) in order to further develop and expand relations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Maintaining public health top priority for gov't: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that maintaining the health of the people and all members of society is a top priority for the government.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Pakistan felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker, inviting him to visit Pakistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran records 3,574 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 3,574 people and claimed 59 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Global COVID-19 deaths cross 388,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Coronavirus worldwide cases have reached 6.6 million marks, with the deaths having exceeded 388,000, according to Worldometer figures.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). Authors of Hydroxychloroquine Study Retract Publication in Lancet Over Unverifiable Source Data. sputniknews.com Since the promotion of hydroxychloroquine by US President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for those afflicted with the coronavirus, the drug has been the subject of controversy, as top medical journals rebuked the claim and major drug trials were halted.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). Footage of 'Israeli Aggression' in Syria, Alleged Aftermath Emerges Online. sputniknews.com Another report on what is seen by Syrian media as "Israeli aggression" emerged Thursday after a missile appeared in the sky over the city of Masyaf, in Syrian province of Hama.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). Measures Against Nord Stream 2 Show Neglect of Interest in EU Consumers, Company Says. sputniknews.com Earlier, US Senators introduced legislation expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2 that apply to all companies that provide certification, insurance and port facilities for the project.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing of Ruptly Journalist Al-Quaiti in Yemen. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Thursday condemned the killing of Ruptly stringer Nabil Hassan al-Quaiti in Yemen.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). Sky News Blames Russians for US Defense Contractor Hack Without Evidence. sputniknews.com After discovering that hackers hit a US defense contractor with ransomware, the UK's Sky News reported on Wednesday that "Russian-speaking" people were suspected of the attack, wholly without evidence.

George Wuerthner (2020-06-04). The Problem With Chainsaw Medicine: the Forest Service's Move to Cut Oregon's Big Trees. counterpunch.org The Forest Service is proposing to remove the prohibition against logging trees larger than 21 inches that grow in national forests on the eastside of the Cascades in Oregon. The probation was put into place when ecological studies demonstrated the critical importance of large-diameter old-growth trees to overall forest ecosystem function. The Forest Service argues

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-04). George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Unicorn Riot is covering the memorial for George Floyd at North Central University in Elliot Park, Minneapolis. Floyd died 10 days ago after an apprehension by four now-fired MPD officers in South Minneapolis. | Watch our live feed from downtown Minneapolis: | All four…

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Minnesota: Anti-War Committee demands justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 4 statement from Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee. | The police killing of George Floyd has ignited a rebellion that has spread across the entire United States. Minneapolis is the epicenter for this movement, and the people of the Twin Cities are committed to ensuring that George Floyd is the last life stolen by police in Minnesota. We in the Anti-War Committee stand with the movement for Black lives as we demand Justice for George Floyd. We stand against the war waged on Black and brown communities by police forces all across the country, and we stan…

Anya Parampil (2020-06-03). Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective wins legal victory in face of hostile Obama-appointed judge & govt prosecution. thegrayzone.com The sentencing of the final four from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective marked another defeat for Juan Guaidó and his…

Joe Emersberger (2020-06-03). U.S. campaign against Cuba's medical brigades targets healthcare, not 'forced labor'. mronline.org For decades, Cuba has sent tens of thousands of its medical professionals abroad to work in countries where natural disasters or poverty have left people without healthcare. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the catastrophic U.S. response to it, the absurdity of a propaganda war against Cuban medical missions has become more obvious …

Anthony DiMaggio (2020-06-03). Revolution, Not Riots: Prospects for Radical Transformation in the Covid-19 Era. counterpunch.org Within the context of these intensified protests, many self-identified radicals I have talked to believe we are witnessing the beginnings of a political and economic revolution, in light of the violent protests that have now taken over dozens of cities in the U.S. But we should be wary of romantic celebrations of revolution. Americans are nowhere near developing the radical working-class consciousness that's needed for a socialist revolution.

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-03). CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela. mronline.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-03). Attorney Resigns From Use of Force Committee After Being Shot, Gassed by Denver Police. mintpressnews.com Elisabeth Epps, a Colorado-based attorney and bail activist, publicly resigned from the Denver Police Department's Use of Force Committee last night after being shot and tear gassed by the same force she was trying to regulate. "Plenty of Black folks will shuck & jive for ya, it just can't be me anymore," Epps said via Twitter, sharing pictures of the welts across her body and legs from police gunshots. | Dear After 3 years working on your Use of Force committee, I hereby resign. | We met last Thursday with Chief Pazen. Hours late…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-03). Democrats Recently Voted to Give Trump Even MORE Police Power. mintpressnews.com Even as the president has overseen a

John Wojcik (2020-06-03). Voters dump a white supremacist and make a Black woman mayor. peoplesworld.org In the midst of the worst multi-layered crisis in U.S. history, the nation has cause to celebrate today after voters in two states delivered a powerful double victory to the forces of progress. In Iowa, as Republican primary voters were dumping Rep. Steve King, one of the country's most notorious white supremacists, people in Ferguson, …

Staff (2020-06-03). China's National Security Law Could End Hong Kong's Autonomy. therealnews.com The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-03). Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest. mintpressnews.com New York City ( But the mass actions present a problem for the rulers. Anger boiled beneath the surface after years of the race to the bottom austerity regime, the worsen…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-03). Biden offers a sharp contrast to Trump in remarks on the uprising. peoplesworld.org When it comes to the uprising against racism that is sweeping the country and how national leadership should react to it Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered a sharp contrast yesterday to President Trump. Trump has continued spewing out racist dog whistles and code words — as he did long before reaching the White House …

Staff (2020-06-03). Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic. therealnews.com Third parties are fighting for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Deirdre Griswold (2020-06-03). Trump, WHO, the pandemic and big pharma. workers.org Smack in the middle of the biggest pandemic in a century, President Donald Trump has announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization. One would expect Trump's decree to bring an outcry from all the people here who specialize in public health. That's happening, but it's not . . . |

Gilbert Mercier (2020-06-03). Climate Crisis, Pandemics and Bad Governance: Humanity's Existential Threats. dissidentvoice.org Since I started News Junkie Post, eleven years ago, I have, as a rule, avoided the first person narrative. In my mind, there is a simple reason for an aversion for the "me, myself, and I" type of storytelling so widespread in our culture. The first person is fine for a journal, an autobiography of …

G. Dunkel (2020-06-03). Big banks profit from COVID-19 as food, shelter, even water at risk for millions. workers.org On top of COVID-19, another epidemic — one of growing hunger, evictions and foreclosures — now looms over millions of poor people in the United States. They are disproportionately Indigenous, African Americans, Latinx and other people of color. Many live far from big population centers. From March to the end . . . |

Workers World Philadelphia bureau (2020-06-03). WW photographer targeted by police. workers.org On June 1, while taking photos at a Justice for George Floyd march in Philadelphia, Joe Piette, whose photographs appear frequently in the pages of Workers World was intentionally targeted by police. This is one of many reports of journalists, including photographers and camera crews covering the George Floyd protests, . . . |

Brian Hauss (2020-06-03). Police are Attacking Journalists at Protests. We're Suing. aclu.org As people take to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many other Black people who have been killed by police in recent years, journalists have joined them to bear witness. While covering these protests in cities throughout the country, journalists have become conspicuous targets for arrest, intimidation, and assault by police officers, even though (or perhaps because) they are clearly identifiable as members of the press. , , These apparently deliberate attacks on journalists violate the First Amendment freedom of the press, and they will not go u…

Staff (2020-06-03). Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police. therealnews.com Minneapolis organizer Tony Williams speaks about the ongoing uprisings and how groups can work towards the strategic dismantling of the police.

2020-06-04: Social Media Postees

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War on Press Freedom in the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Cops on US streets are instruments of state power. | Serving and protecting privileged interests at the expense of the public welfare, they follow orders from higher authorities in their departments, handed down from the ruling class at the federal, state …
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Leading by Example: Cuba in the Covid-19 Pandemic
Helen Yaffe | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The response of socialist Cuba to the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic has been outstanding both domestically and for its international contribution. That a small island nation, subjected to hundreds of years of colonialism and imperialism and, since the Revolution of 1959, six decades of the criminal United States blockade, can play such an exemplary role is due to Cuba's socialist system.
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India must follow Supreme Court orders to protect 100 million migrant workers: UN rights experts
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million migrant workers, after coronavirus measures left them jobless, forcing them to travel long distances home, UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday.
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Brazil's Trump: Bolsonaro is the 'biggest threat' to COVID response
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-06-04
Mothers on May 31 carry photos of their sons and others killed by Brazilian police. On May 9, The Lancet medical journal, in assessing the COVID crisis in Brazil, wrote that "perhaps the biggest threat to Brazil's COVID-19 response is its president, Jair Bolsonaro." When questioned by journalists about the . . . | Continue reading Brazil's Trump: Bolsonaro is the 'biggest threat' to COVID response at Workers.org
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How American Cities Were Reduced to Esper's "Battlespace": From Fallujah to Minneapolis
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The Bush administration's war of aggression on and military occupation of Iraq that began in 2003 shifted the United States to a militaristic society. Some 2.7 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, an astonishing number. The Bush administration …
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COVID-19, Neoliberalism and the Campaign against Racism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. Because they control the minds of the masses, they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power…If you're not careful, the newspapers …
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Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …
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"The World Cannot Breathe!" Squashed by the U.S., a Country Built on Genocide and Slavery
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
More than two centuries of lies are now getting exposed. Bizarre tales about freedom and democracy are collapsing like houses of cards. One man's death triggers an avalanche of rage in those who for years, decades and centuries, have been humiliated, ruined, and exterminated. It always happens just like this throughout the history of humankind …
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The CIA Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally' Is History's Warning in 2020
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer "personal" and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter? | Secret letters written …
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Democrats Casually "Blame Russia" for the Riots
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The riots engulfing the U.S. were provoked by Moscow, according to National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, Susan Rice. She even took it …
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Wolf Warrior Diplomacy: Israeli Attempts to Play Both the US and China are Backfiring
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-04
Between Washington's precise demands to Israel to keep Beijing at bay, and the latter's aggressive 'wolf warrior' diplomacy, Israel is facing a stark choice.
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"Wolf Warrior Diplomacy": Israel's China Strategy in Peril
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
Israel's balancing act that allowed it to reap America's unconditional and, often, blind support, while slowly benefiting from China's growing economic influence and political prestige, is already floundering. Thanks to the heated cold war between the US and Chinese economic superpowers, the Israeli strategy of playing both sides is unlikely to pay dividends in the …
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Hundreds protest racist violence in New Orleans, police attack demonstrators
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
New Orleans, LA – The night of June 3, hundreds of New Orleans protesters climbed the Crescent City Connection to fight racist violence and demand justice for police murders. The Connection is a highway bridge that crosses the Mississippi River to connect the East and West banks of New Orleans. The protesters fought as part of the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd movements, rallying behind various calls to abolish prisons and police. | "No justice, no peace!" and "Black Lives Matter!" rang up and down the highway. Black participants came right up to the mic to express their disgust for the police.
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Exposing Canada's Foreign Policy
acTVism Munich | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
In this episode of Know Your Stuff we speak with author and journalist Yves Engler about Canada's foreign policy and the impact it has globally. Is Canada's image as a peaceful actor and force for good a real reflection of its policy or is it just that, an image? To watch more videos on this …
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Minnesota: Student protest demands justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis, MN – June 1 marked the fourth of a planned eight days of protest by University of Minnesota students in Dinkytown, a university neighborhood, following the death of George Floyd. Chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace," dozens of students blocked a road at the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. | The protest was organized by the unofficial student group, UMN Student Workers. One organizer explained that their intention was to give those students who lacked transportation a chance to protest nearer to their homes. They said that, while the protest was plann…
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Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.
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Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.
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Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Calls to "cancel rent" are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, millions are on a rent strike. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared his support for rent and mortgage forgiveness. As millions of tenants mobilize to cancel rent, they are not asking nicely or relying on lip service from politicians. Rather, millions of tenants are taking action by using a powerful time-tested strategy: rent strikes. | As the desperation builds and another month of bill…
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The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-04
After more than a week of nationwide protests, all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd have been charged with murder or aiding and abetting murder in a case that triggered historic protests across the country. "If you look at the video … the pressure from all three officers on Mr. Floyd's body contributed to his death," says activist and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong, former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. "They heard the man pleading, saying 'I can't breathe,' and they had a callous disregard for his life."
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Tamika Mallory: Nationwide Uprising Against State Violence Shows People Have Reached Breaking Point
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-04
As Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison files charges against all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, a mass uprising against police brutality continues. "At this point, we're looking at a nation and a world that has decided that what we saw happen on camera … is no longer acceptable, and we cannot continue to meet and ask and cry and beg for change. People have taken to the streets to demand change," says Tamika Mallory, former national co-chair of the 2017 Women's March.
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Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Why Haven't the Officers Faced Charges?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-04
We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of Louisville Urban League.
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Ilhan Omar Criminal Justice Reform Bills Offer 'Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
"If we are to change this pattern of violent racism, we need to fundamentally restructure our criminal justice system." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets"
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
As Trump declares "law and order" clampdown against peaceful demonstrations, author and activist reminds people of most important lesson she's learned studying history of shock doctrine tactics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/04/when-th…

NATO Returns to Libya to Challenge Russia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya. In an extraordinary statement…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/nato-returns…

Calling Trump 'Brave' for Ordering Soldiers to Attack Peaceful Protesters So He Can Do a Photo Op is Pathetic
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
'Hero' Trump brandishes a Bible to frighten away devilish protesters his DC National Guard may have missed in their brutal assault on them clearing the way for his photo-op. The wretched and ignorant former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has praised President Trump for his "courage" in supposedly "braving" protesters in the nation's capital to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/calling-trump…

Redistribution by Another Name
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
Across the US, cities, especially fancy malls and outlets of major retail chains, are being busted into and ransacked, as police squad cars get flipped over and torched, in scenes not seen in the US since the mid to late 1960s. Many of the perpetrators of these actions are black residents of these cities, but…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/redistributi…

Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest
One Richmond | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Meet at 850 La Playa St, San Francisco in the La Playa Safeway parking lot at Fulton and 48th Avenue at 4: 30 pm. This is next to Ocean Beach. Route to be announced there, but plan to do a rough circle around SF neighborhoods including Outer Richmond, Outer Sunset, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Visitacion Valley, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Seacliff. The local neighborhood police precincts to be included on the route.
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Detailed (non-patent stuff) Views of interior and exterior of Riot Cars, Suvs, Tanks APCs
David Thul Kitten | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Yesterday, I uploaded these books (digitals). Today, with the deployments of so many wonderful, smiling, Peace Officerz spreading "safety" by rolling around shouting and menacing Americans and all life forms living here, I thought it prudent to upload two books for your 1ST AMENDMENT READING and educational use (legal). Enjoy both covering all sorts of makes and models of Police and Military SUVs, armored cars, so on.
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Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest
One Richmond | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Meet at JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/04/1883371…

Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Lakota and Navajo respond, as news reporters and peaceful protesters are shot, blinded and beaten during Black Lives Matter protests. In Albuquerque, The Red Nation group was stalked and confronted by white vigilantes working with Albuquerque Police officers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/04/1883370…

The Great Screen Robbery: Chicago looters make off with TVs & other expensive goods from MOVING TRAIN in broad daylight (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Video has emerged online purporting to show looters audaciously stealing flat screen TVs and other electronics from a slow-moving freight train in Chicago, as mass protests raged across the US. | As the wave of peaceful anti-police brutality protests continue across the US

[Commentary] Governments and international institutions should urgently attend to the unjust disparities that COVID-19 is exposing and causing
Luis Alberto Martinez-Juarez, Ana Cristina Sedas, Miriam Orcutt, Raj Bhopal | thelancet.com | 2020-06-04
During the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders should pay more attention to those populations living in the poorest conditions, such as the homeless, those in prisons, poor ethnic & racial minorities, and millions of distressed migrants and refugees in unsanitary camps, settlements, shelters or detention centres. These vulnerable groups are most likely to suffer the consequences of inadequate and equitable access to testing, treatment and medical care [1]. Socio-economic circumstances determine the distribution of health conditions in populations and the severity of outcomes.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30120-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Commentary] Testing for COVID-19 in patients with cancer
Omar Alhalabi, Swami Iyer, Vivek Subbiah | thelancet.com | 2020-06-04
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is, undoubtedly, posing unprecedented challenges on patient care including those without COVID-19 [1]. Given the complexity of cancer care, which is often multidisciplinary requiring immunosuppressive therapy, surgery and radiation, oncologists have to be judicious more than ever to protect patients, caregivers and all healthcare workers [2]. COVID-19 has challenged operations of all hospitals, travel industry, food industry, and closure of academic institutions.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30118-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester
Jay Stanley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
This article was originally published on ACLU in September 2016. | The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him. In what …
globalresearch.ca/police-accidentally-re…

US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel: The Knee-On-Neck Tactic that Was Used on George Floyd Is the Same Tactic that Has Been Used on the Palestinians
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
George Floyd, an African-American man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three others in Minneapolis, Minnesota for trying to use a counterfeit $20 dollar bill at a store, now violent protests has overtaken …
globalresearch.ca/us-police-forces-train…

None of Your Business: China, Hong Kong and a Question of Sovereignty
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam seemed to relish it before the cameras this week. The United States was enduring extensive shudders of internal instability in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Dubious proposals to deploy the military …
globalresearch.ca/none-your-business-chi…

The American Empire Is Falling Apart. But Things Can Always Get Worse
Oscar Rickett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The American empire is in decay, but that doesn't mean things can't get worse. Protests that erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, continue to rage across the United States. | Each new day sees …
globalresearch.ca/american-empire-fallin…

Protests for justice in the US continue as George Floyd's killers to appear in court
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-04
The charges against Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd's neck until he died, have been upgraded to second-degree murder while his fellow former officers face charges of aiding and abetting murder…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/04/protests-…

Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-04
On Monday evening, President Donald Trump delivered a fascistic speech from the Rose Garden in which he announced the deployment of military forces in the capital and an escalation of police repression to end nationwide protests over the police murder of George Floyd one week ago.
mronline.org/2020/06/04/trump-administra…

Georgia police officers charged after brutal assault on college students returning from protest
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The students were viciously assaulted returning from protests against the murder of George Floyd on Saturday night despite doing nothing to provoke the officers or arouse suspicion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/atla…

55,000 protest police murder in Boston after days of sharp struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
Boston, MA – On the evening of June 2, an estimated 55,000 people gathered in Boston's Franklin Park to protest the police murder of George Floyd. The event began with the blocking of Blue Hill Avenue, next to the park in the working-class neighborhood of Dorchester, for a die-in. Protesters laid down in the street for eight minutes and 46 seconds

After more than a week of nationwide protests, new charges announced against George Floyd's murderers
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Attorney General Keith Ellison tempered any expectations of justice as thousands continued to defy police and military repression in marches across the country…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/floy…

Dissension in the ranks? Pentagon breaks with Trump over protest crackdown
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-04
President Trump's desire for an authoritarian crackdown on the nationwide uprising against systemic racism and police violence is causing dissension in the ranks at the Pentagon. Segments of the military establishment are breaking with Trump over his decision to send the army into America's streets to crush the protests sparked by the murder of George …
peoplesworld.org/article/dissension-in-t…

Anger grows over refusal to bring charges in killing at Omaha protest
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The Douglas County attorney reversed himself Wednesday to call for a grand jury investigation into the murder of James Scurlock by a bar owner during a demonstration this weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/omah…

Creeping Authoritarianism Threatens Free Speech And The Free Press
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-04
Trump's rhetoric and actions aren't the only threat to democracy‚Å –state legislatures are also pushing for limits on the right to protest.
therealnews.com/stories/creeping-authori…

US Federal Bureau of Prisons implements full lockdown amid mass protests across the country
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Amidst a worsening COVID-19 outbreak and protests over police violence, fears of brewing rebellions lead to the rapid lockdown of federal prisons this week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/pris…

Striking New Orleans sanitation workers fired, replaced by prison slave labor
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-06-04
Sanitation workers protest, New Orleans, May 5. Sanitation workers in New Orleans are fed up with low pay, long hours and hazardous conditions. Their problems are magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic which has officially killed nearly 1,000 people in the city's metropolitan area. Close to 20 city sanitation workers who . . . | Continue reading Striking New Orleans sanitation workers fired, replaced by prison slave labor at Workers.org
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Never alone: Five poems for a time of revolt
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-04
Poets have a talent for capturing a glance, a mood, a spirit, a moment, an idea in just a few concentrated words that by use of metaphor, rhythm, rhyme and other literary devices stand for much more than the words themselves say. The current wave of protests connected with racist police brutality, the coronavirus crisis, …
peoplesworld.org/article/never-alone-fiv…

Workers unite to fight racism, cops, pandemic
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-06-04
MTA bus operator Yasmin Rowe gives the thumbs up to New York City demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd. There has been a groundswell of worker solidarity with protests against the racist police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. First, reports came in from Minneapolis that . . . | Continue reading Workers unite to fight racism, cops, pandemic at Workers.org
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More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger
Hina Shamsi | aclu.org | 2020-06-04
Across the country, people are protesting police brutality and systemic racism. They are relentlessly demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people killed by police. In response, President Trump, supported by belligerent enablers in Congress and his administration, has threatened to deploy federal troops into states, and federal agencies are investigating protestors for domestic terrorism. These presidential threats and actions are authoritarian, irresponsible, dangerous, and wrong. , , Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 was extraordinary

CEPR Statement on New Labor Department Guidance Allowing Risky Private Equity Investments in Workers' 401(k) Accounts
Sarah Rawlins | cepr.net | 2020-06-04
Private Equity (PE) firms have had their eye on workers' retirement nest eggs ‚Äï 401(k) and IRA accounts ‚Äï since late 2013 when rules on advertising to individuals were relaxed. Obama's labor department stymied private equity's efforts to expose ordinary people to high levels of financial risk. Yesterday, under cover of pandemic and protests, Labor …
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As protests grow, corporate CEOs hypocritically declare opposition to "racism and injustice"
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Tech billionaires, Wall Street bankers and auto executives all issued statements this week in hopes of shoring up the battered image of American capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/corp…

Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability"
Patrisse Cullors | zcomm.org | 2020-06-04
"We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protests-are-the-r…

Sri Lankan health workers protest wage and transport cuts during pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
While hospital workers across all grades and union affiliations participated in the protests the unions are seeking to head off a confrontation with the government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/slhe…

As Protests Rage Over George Floyd's Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Friends of the Earth tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, and the head of the NRDC promised: "to be fully and visibly committed to the fight against systemic racism." | When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice. | Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization, said she considers showing up to fight police brutality and racial vi…
popularresistance.org/as-protests-rage-o…

The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-06-04
The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse.
thenation.com/article/society/protests-p…

Protesters in Palo Alto Masked Up and Close Together
Racism is a Dire Health Threat | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
On May 31 protesters spurred by the murder of George Floyd wore masks of many varieties, but social distancing was difficult. When asked about the 6 feet rule, some said they hadn't noticed how close they were to fellow demonstrators. Others said racism is a dire health threat that demands protest.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/1883365…

Saturday 6/6: Natl. Protest Against Police Murder of Black People and a Fascist Police State in the US
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
24th and Mission…
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PROTEST! DC & Everywhere Saturday, June 6 2020: TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Trump has unleashed US military police and threatened to call out the military nationwide to crush the righteous George Floyd protests against police murder. An uprising has begun. Day after day, night after night, coast to coast, the streets fill with Black youth refusing to face another day in fear and people of all backgrounds who have had enough of white supremacy and a culture of soul-crushing cruelty.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/04/1883372…

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
"Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/1883363…

DC Residents Take to the Streets to Demand End of Police State
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
Protesters have continued to pour onto the streets of Washington, D.C., night after night, despite the city's attempt to suppress protest through the deployment of the National Guard and the imposition of nightly curfews. | The righteous rage and pain felt in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is palpable throughout the streets of this city, as many Black, Indigenous and Latinx people are already dying at large numbers from the lack of resources to fight the…
truthout.org/articles/dc-residents-take-…

Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Officers Haven't Faced Charges
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynol…
truthout.org/video/breonna-taylor-was-ki…

Trump Is Framing US Residents as Enemies to Be Met by Force. Don't Let Him
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
Donald Trump, who has cratered in opinion polls this spring as the pandemic and the economic collapse have battered the U.S., is attempting to turn this past week's explosion of political protest amid a deadly pandemic into his Reichstag fire moment. | Back in 1933, when the German parliament burned (the Reichstag fire)

Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal
rt.com | 2020-06-04
US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. | The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with the slogan "Divide and Conquer," which was to be met with "In Union there is Strength," Mattis wrote in a diatribe published by the Atlantic on Wednesday, adding that…
rt.com/usa/490700-mattis-denounce-trump-…

LEGO joins corporate virtue-signaling squad after pulling police & White House sets. Skeptics doubt its original intention
rt.com | 2020-06-04
The Left has praised toymaker LEGO after it asked shops to hide sets related to police and the White House. But critics suspect a typical corporate wish to distance itself from controversy was at the core of the firm's decision. | LEGO is "taking a firm stand in support of protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement," according to New York magazine's pop culture news site Vulture. The praise comes after the company decided to pull police-themed sets from shelves and pledg…
rt.com/usa/490756-lego-black-virtue-sign…

Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 of 2019, were completely dropped in a case that was brought directly by prosecutors of the Trump administration. | After several months of proceedings that produced a mistrial in February 2020, the four activists expressed in a public statement that "Today's sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to th…
popularresistance.org/protectors-of-the-…

Climate Activists: Here's Why Your Work Depends On Ending Police Violence
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
We live in a world where government agents can kill hundreds of people a year, without the whole system being held accountable. When the crisis presents the opportunity for billionaires to extract even more wealth from people and the planet, how can we expect that same government to be accountable to climate change? | To win on climate, we need to reinvent the power structures that haven't functionally changed since slavery. To win on climate, we need to pry our economic systems away from the legacies of colonialism, slavery, genocide, and violence on which our country is founded and push it towards liberation, f…
popularresistance.org/climate-activists-…

Enough Is Enough! Thousands Speak Out & Rally In SF Against Murder of George Floyd
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Ten to fifteen thousand youth, activists and fighters against racism rallied and marched against the murder of George Floyd.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/04/1883371…

Uprisings Are Driving a Surge in Mutual Aid in Minneapolis and Beyond
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
Mutual aid is flourishing in south Minneapolis, where the police killing of an unarmed Black man and a revolt against state violence has left a community hungry for connection and racial justice. The alleged murder of George Floyd and the ensuing powerful uprisings have made the need to forge material support networks among neighbors all the more apparent, say activists

U.S. Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post-World War II, when it was the sole possessor of nuclear weapons. It has already walked out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/u-s-abandons…

Russia OKs Use of Nukes in Response to Non-Nuclear Attacks
Erika Williams | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence on Tuesday that allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks. | Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks …
globalresearch.ca/russia-ok-use-nukes-re…

The Truth Behind the Murder of Robert F. Kennedy: Conspiracy and Cover-up
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
On June 6, 2020, we will be commemorating the passing of Robert F. Kennedy. His legacy will live. Below is Michael Welch's Global Research radio interview with William Pepper. A full transcript is included. | "I went there because I …
globalresearch.ca/the-truth-behind-the-m…

History: The 1887 Alaska Purchase and the US-Russia Bering Strait Rail Tunnel Project
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
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 October 1867 to the USA for $7.5 million, but also Russia's …
globalresearch.ca/today-multi-polar-pote…

Court Rejects Trump Administration's Illegal Land Swap to Bulldoze Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
A federal court late Monday shut down the Interior Department's second attempt at an illegal land exchange with the King Cove Corporation to put a road through vital protected wetlands in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. | "For the second time, the | …
globalresearch.ca/court-rejects-trump-ad…

Il Grande Cancro e l'Avvenire. Confinamento generale della popolazione: storia, analisi e prospettive
Benjamin Bourgeois | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
"Non scoprirai mai la verità se non sei pronto ad accettare l'imprevisto"

Biothreat From the US on the Rise. America's Biological Defense Program
Vladimir Platov | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate many nations of the world, the global community and media outlets have been increasingly focusing on questionable activities being carried out at biolabs financed by funds from the US Department of Defense budget….
globalresearch.ca/biothreat-us/5715000

The Face of Rebellion: George Floyd and the Struggle Against Racism
Donald Monaco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
America burns. Its streets are inflamed by an existential rage born of violence, dehumanization and despair. Trampled underfoot of a police jackboot for too long, the oppressed are striking back with a ferocious anger that has simmered for decades. The …
globalresearch.ca/george-floyd-struggle-…

Surgisphere: Governments and WHO Changed COVID-19 Policy Based on Suspect Data From Tiny US Company
Melissa Davey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
We bring to the attention of our readers selected quotes from a report published by The Guardian. | "The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data …
globalresearch.ca/surgisphere-government…

13 Killed and 9,300 Arrested as United States Attempts to Halt National Unrest
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
More than 20,000 National Guard deployed in 29 states along with thousands more local, federal and military troops cannot quell the anger of African Americans and their allies | *** | Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in a press conference on …
globalresearch.ca/13-killed-9300-arreste…

Why America's "Revolution" Won't be Televised. No one is Aiming at the Empire
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The Revolution Won't Be Televised because this is not a revolution. At least not yet. | Burning and/or looting Target or Macy's is a minor diversion. No one is aiming at the Pentagon (or even the shops at the Pentagon Mall). …
globalresearch.ca/why-america-revolution…

When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
More than 100 companies are competing to be first in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. It's a race against time, not because the death rate is climbing but because it is falling

Domination and the Murder of George Floyd
Steven Newcomb | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
In our documentary movie "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code," directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota Nation), we quote language from the papal document Dum diversas, issued by the Catholic Church in 1452. The dehumanizing language expressed in that papal document provides a means of understanding the heartless killing of an African-American named George…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/domination-a…

Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd's Death
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-04
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd's death.
therealnews.com/stories/three-cops-charg…

"You Loot; We Shoot"
Lee Hall | zcomm.org | 2020-06-04
If the virus interrupts daily life and stops traffic, then so should the suffocation and murder of a human being…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/you-loot-we-shoot/

Jakarta: Force and Fraud at Home and Abroad. What's Next?
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
I'm guessing that "Jakarta Is Coming" or "Plan Jakarta" won't elicit immediate recognition from most of you and until very recently that was also true for me. But before defining it, here's a bit of necessary background: In 1965-66, the United States engineered a systematic mass murder in Indonesia that killed more than one million …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/jakarta-force…

Rebellion wins demand: All four Minneapolis police charged in murder of George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced this afternoon, June 3, an increase of the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, adding a second-degree murder charge to the indictment against him. In addition, three additional Minneapolis police officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder; they stood by watching Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd's neck for nine minutes until his body was lifeless. They are expected to be taken into custody today. | Charging and arresting all four has been the main…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/4/rebellion…

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-04
Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven …
imemc.org/article/several-palestinian-st…

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-04
Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-owned-resi…

The treason of the ruling class
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-04
They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state.
mronline.org/2020/06/04/the-treason-of-t…

The UN's Anti-Poverty Proposal for Latin America: a "Basic Emergency Income"
Brett Heinz | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
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 –…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/the-uns-anti…

'Global solidarity' needed, to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
In the race to end the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief reminded a virtual medical conference on Thursday that "a vaccine, by itself, is not enough".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Defending Land and Water From Mining Profiteers in the Time of Covid-19
Jen Moore | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire populations under lockdown and economies falling apart, mining companies have also hopped on the pandemic profiteering bandwagon. The potential implications are wide-reaching. In Latin America,…
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Afghanistan faces medical emergency as COVID-19 cases rise
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-04
Two senior officials in Kunduz province reportedly died due to COVID-19 on June 3. According to observers, the Afghan government does not have adequate testing capacity and tens of thousands of samples are going untested every day…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/04/afghanist…

Nearly 65,000 COVID-19 deaths in UK according to Financial Times
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The FT highlighted the fact that in absolute terms the number of excess deaths in the UK is the highest in Europe, and internationally is only second to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/cvft…

The COVID-19 pandemic: a historic event that will intensify global working-class struggle
Tom Soto | workers.org | 2020-06-04
Below is an article first posted online on April 24 by Tom Soto, who died on May 31. Comrade Soto had been a leading member of Workers World Party for two decades, beginning in the late 1960s. He distinguished himself in the struggles for open enrollment at the City University . . . | Continue reading The COVID-19 pandemic: a historic event that will intensify global working-class struggle at Workers.org
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Nearly half a million health care workers worldwide infected with coronavirus
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The International Council of Nurses reports that 600 nurses have died in the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates that 450,000 health care workers of all kinds have been infected worldwide.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/coro…

Use of tear gas by US police may exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Tear gas directly attacks the lungs, and its corrosive effects could make people far more susceptible to respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/tear…

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-04
As China's economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It's a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.
therealnews.com/stories/pollution-rises-…

US nurses speak on dangers of COVID-19 exposure at their workplaces
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
WSWS reporters spoke to nurses across the US who shared their anger and frustration over governmental and employer neglect throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/cdcr…

Shut Down the Death Traps
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2020-06-04
COVID-19 is setting people with disabilities back–more than they already were.
progressive.org/magazine/shut-down-the-d…

Survey exposes COVID-19 dangers facing call centre workers
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Several call centre workers have lost their lives to COVID-19, with thousands in fear that their health and safety is being jeopardised.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/call…

Economic effects of pandemic to last a decade
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its forecast for US growth over the next decade by a cumulative $7.9 trillion, equivalent to 3 percent of gross domestic product.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/econ…

A call to the working class! Stop Trump's coup d'état!
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The Trump administration is attempting to carry out a coup against the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship based on the military and the police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/pers…

How the Credibility Gap Became a Chasm in the Age of Trump
Rebecca Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
These days, teaching graduating college seniors has me, as the Brits would say in the London Underground, "minding the gap." In my case, however, it's not the gap between the platform and the train I'm thinking of, but a couple of others: those between U.S. citizens and our government, as well as between different generations…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/how-the-cred…

Washington Post Invents a Growth Dividend from Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-04
Sweden has stood apart from most other wealthy countries in dealing with the pandemic, by not imposing some sort of shutdown, where non-essential businesses are closed and travel is kept to a minimum. Its Nordic neighbors all went this route and then engaged in extensive testing and tracing strategies. As a result, Sweden has seen …
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Economics behind the rebellion
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-04
Between March 18 and April 10, over 22 million people lost their jobs as the unemployment rate surged toward 15 percent. Over the same three weeks, U.S. billionaire wealth increased by $282 billion, an almost 10 percent gain.

Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Had the attack occurred in a country such as China or Iran, the muted response from the Australian political establishment would undoubtedly have been very different.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/aust…

'It's About Time' America Reckons With Its Racist Founding
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-04
The George Floyd uprisings revealed the inadequacies of both Biden and Trump, argues professor Gerald Horne.
therealnews.com/stories/its-time-america…

With USA in Retreat, China Reassesses Its Options
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
Beijing. Beijing is looking at the world today through a prism where the United States can be accounted for. The US is too weak, it believes, except in purely military terms, to counter China's interests. The image has been seen the world over. A black man dies after a US policeman kneels on his neck. Civil…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/with-usa-in-…

Our History is Our Future
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
We can be sure that the public grandiloquence of Barack Obama grated mightily on at least half of the country during his eight years in the Oval Office. Now, we Libtards find every Trump tweet excruciatingly inane

How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans
Thom Hartmann | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
When you tell people they won't be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That's what's happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today. Removing those dual immunities could dramatically change–for the better–the lives of millions of Americans. For police, the…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/how-immunity…

An Idea on Providing Coordination and Leadership
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The country is filled with so much anger and so much action

I Remember the Lynchings of the 60s. They're Still Happening
Jim Hightower | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
I was naive until I wasn't. At just 18, the day after I graduated from high school, I drove from Boston to Atlanta to work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Two weeks later, on June 21, 1964, we got word that three young civil rights workers

New claims for state unemployment insurance 1.9 million in last week of May
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
San José, CA – On Thursday, June 4 the federal Department of Labor reported that 1.9 million new claims for state unemployment insurance or UI benefits were filed in the week ending May 30. This was down by 250,000 claims from the previous week, continuing the slow decline in new applications. However, this was still more than two and a half times higher than the previous pre-pandemic record of almost 700,000 claims made during the deep 1981-82 recession. | The total number of people receiving state unemployment benefits – which is delayed by a week – rose by 650,000 to 21.5 million for the week ending May 23. Th…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/4/new-claim…

Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, 'nature is sending us a clear message'
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
On this year's World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5, the UN is drawing links between the health of the planet, and human health, and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity, the system that supports life.
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One third of labor force now jobless as pandemic unemployment climbs
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-04
WASHINGTON–Another 2.226 million people filed for jobless benefits in the week ending May 30, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 4. That pushed the total official number of jobless benefits claims in this new great depression to 42.65 million. And that may understate the case. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has said for weeks …
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Capitalism, Climate Change, and Pandemic: Rob Wallace, Mike Davis, and Sabrina Fernandes
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-04
Join us and Fórum Popular da Natureza on Friday, June 5, at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT, for a conversation with Monthly Review author Rob Wallace, Mike Davis, and Sabrina Fernandes about capitalism, climate catastrophe, and pandemics. The event will be in English with simultaneous translation in Portuguese. To find out more, check out the Facebook …
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Organizing the rich or the poor?
Liz Theoharis | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-04
Which America will be ours after the pandemic?>…
nationofchange.org/2020/06/04/organizing…

'Yes, I Will Name Names'
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-06-04
AOC Leads Charge Against Empty Corporate Claims of #BlackLivesMatter…
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Google sued for $5bn for stealing data from "every American with a PC or phone"
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-04
Alphabet's Google is facing yet another class-action lawsuit claiming illegal privacy infringements that seek at least $5 billion, Reuters reported Tuesday. The tech giant was sued Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, California. Reuters reported that Google is accused of "covert and unauthorized data collection from virtually every American with a computer or phone." …
truepublica.org.uk/global/google-sued-for-5bn-for-stealing-data-from-every-american-with-a-pc-or-phone/

Union supports ditching temporary workers at Meyer shipyard in Germany
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The unions are on the side of those raking in billions in aid to keep the German stock market bubbling.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/igme…

There Can Be No Getting Along Without Reform
Shukria Dellawar | progressive.org | 2020-06-04
Let us show each other

Demands for Trump removal grow as 'fascist' speech condemned as declaration of war against U.S. public
Jake Johnston | mronline.org | 2020-06-04
"Trump needs to be removed now, because after the massacre it will be too late."
mronline.org/2020/06/04/demands-for-trum…

Managing levels of specific protein, mineral early in COVID-19 may prevent severe illness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-04
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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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why tobacco users should call it quits
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-04
Tobacco users have an increased risk of becoming very sick if they contract the virus that causes COVID-19. If you use tobacco and want to stop, consider World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31 as a start date. "During this time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made maintaining the health of ourselves and our …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

How to safely go to your doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-04
Are you wondering if it's time to schedule those doctor appointments you've been putting off? Restrictions related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are easing in many places, but you may still have concerns about COVID-19. Learn how to stay safe from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while getting the care you need. Do your homework Before you …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ho…

Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-04
It isn't easy adjusting to changes brought on by the pandemic. Consider how to deal with grief caused by the loss of your normal routine. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people's lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you're likely grieving the loss …
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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 | 2020-06-04
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.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What we know about virus transmission
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-04
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.org/discussion/ma…

Tamil nationalists exploit remembrance of war victims to advance pro-imperialist agenda
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
Last month marked the eleventh anniversary of the bloody end of Sri Lanka's nearly 30-year war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/wign…

The Murder Of George Floyd Is Normal In An Abnormal Society
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
The recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy | There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of US history. As you read this, somewhere in the United States, another person will be killed–another poor person whom the police deem to be a threat. Tomorrow another will be killed; and then another. These deaths are normal for the system. Outrage against this system is a logical, a…
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Trump Sends Unambiguous Message To Police And Vigilantes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
It is time to embrace the parallels, to be unafraid to speak a clear truth: Whether by design or lack of it, Donald Trump and the Republican Party operate an American state that they have increasingly organized on fascist principles. It is also time to consider what else the fascists may yet do, during an unprecedented pandemic, amid unprecedented unemployment, faced with unprecedented resistance ahead of an unprecedented election. The Republican Party wants to make "antifascist" a category of terrorist; whether or not it actually uses active-duty soldiers to round up this new class of undesirables in the "nation…
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Minnesota Cops Trained By Israeli Police, Who Often Use Knee-On-Neck Restraint
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers. At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held. | There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorize the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations. | The so-called counterterrorism training conference in Minneapolis was jointly hosted by the FBI. The training of US po…
popularresistance.org/minnesota-cops-tra…

UK government wants your credit details and more, with some help from Cummings's pals
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-06-04
The artificial intelligence (AI) firm employed by Dominic Cummings on the Vote Leave project is now working directly with the government on a highly sensitive data-matching project. | The Canary has obtained a partly redacted version of the project's contract, and the details are scary. | In short, according to the contract, the government will be able to match someone's credit details with their social media accounts and their utilities payments. All, apparently, to assist in coronavirus (Covid-19) intelligence gathe…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/06/04/uk-g…

Clean tech and climate policies 'could cut fossil fuel profits by two thirds'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-04
The rise of clean tech such as renewables, electric cars and climate policies could cut global fossil fuel profits by two thirds, a report has found. | The report from financial think tank Carbon Tracker said the fossil fuel industry is approaching terminal decline, a disruption that is being hastened by the impacts of coronavirus (Covid-19) driving falling demand for fuels such as oil. | The world may already have seen peak demand for fossil fuels in 2019, the analysis asserted. | Renewables are outperforming fossil fuels on cost for generating electricity in much of the world, and electric vehicle batteries are…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Blue Planet Live presenter condemns 'way we manipulate wildlife'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-04
The mismanagement of the environment and the destruction of natural wildlife habitats have allowed viruses like coronavirus (Covid-19) to emerge, according to a zoologist and broadcaster. | Liz Bonnin, who co-presents Blue Planet Live, described the coronavirus pandemic as an "existential crisis" and blamed the over-extraction of natural resources and the "manipulation" of wildlife. | Scientists believe Covid-19 has origins in animals, likely from bats, and may have come from live animal markets in China. | Previous global epidemics including severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Ebola have also been linke…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Thousands of homeless people 'at risk of eviction from hotels at end of June'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-04
Thousands of homeless people in hotels could return to the streets at the end of the month if the government does not provide councils with urgent funding, a charity is warning.Crisis said contracts between local authorities in England and hotels are due to terminate at the end of June, due to current government money running out.Almost 15,000 people are housed in emergency accommodation such as hotels, according to the latest government figures, after local authorities moved people into safe accommodation during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. | The Govt announced today that 15,000 people are now in tempora…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/04/thousand…

Ban on giving coronavirus relief to tax avoiders gains steam. But one country isn't budging
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-06-04
Countries across Europe and further afield are taking bold legislative action against corporate tax avoiders in this time of crisis. Most encouragingly, governing parties of both the left and the right appear to have signed on to the effort. But there is one government that is conspicuously missing from that list. The reasons why are glaringly obvious. | No contribution, no pay-o…
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BoJo to self-isolate again? UK business minister awaiting Covid-19 test results held meeting with PM HOURS before feeling unwell
rt.com | 2020-06-04
A UK business minister awaiting Covid-19 test results conducted a meeting with Boris Johnson just hours before becoming ill in the House of Commons, meaning the prime minister may have to self-isolate yet again. | During a Downing Street media briefing on Thursday, the prime minister's spokesman revealed that Business Secretary Alok Sharma held a 45-minute meeting on Tuesday with Johnson in which Chancellor Rishi Sunak was also present. | Just hours later, Sharma was seen sweating and wiping his nose at the dispatch box in the House of Commons on Wednesday, prompting him to take leave from Parliament and self…
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Stop Trump's Police State and Dictatorship!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Democrats are divided between cowards and silent disguised Trump supporters. | Both Democratic and Republican parties are fearful of the potential power …
globalresearch.ca/stop-trump-police-stat…

Turkish president marks World Environment Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday marked World Environment Day, highlighting the importance of global efforts to resolve environmental problems."Humanity today strives for a greener and more liveable world where sustainable use of resources is adopted, biodiversity is preserved, hunger and poverty are minimized, and environmental pollution is prevented," Erdogan said in a statement ahead of the day.Stressing the solution of environmental problems requires the cooperation of all countries at the global scale and the implementation of long-term policies through joint efforts, he stated that Turkey…
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Virus shouldn't deepen injustices across world: Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Turkish president on Thursday said coronavirus vaccination should be a common property of all humankind and produced at an adequate quantity for all.In a video message issued for the 2020 Global Vaccination Summit held in London, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the outbreak should not be allowed to lead to further divisions in the world."There is no doubt that the availability of the vaccine to humanity as a whole and its production in adequate quantities for all are critical as its development," he said. | "COVID-19 has reminded us once again that we are actually one big family sharing a common fate and future," Erdog…
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EU to use $2.7 billion fund to buy promising COVID-19 vaccines
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The European Union is preparing to use an emergency 2.4-billion- euro ($2.7 billion) fund to make advance purchases of promising vaccines against the new coronavirus, EU officials told Reuters.The move was discussed at a meeting of EU ambassadors on Wednesday, after Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands said they were speeding up negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to secure access to vaccines currently under development.The EU rainy-day fund, known as the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI), would also be used to increase vaccine production capacity in Europe and offer liability insurance to pharmaceu…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eu-to-use-27-bill…

George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection was not listed as a factor in his death.The official cause of death, according to the full 20-page report made public on Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, was cardiopulmonary arrest while Floyd was being restrained by police taking him into custody on May 25.The coroner ruled the manner of death to be a homicide. Four police officers since fired from their jobs for their role in the inciden…
yenisafak.com/en/world/george-floyd-was-…

'Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 was genocide'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The Soviet Union's brutal 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars bears all the hallmarks of genocide, according to a foreign policy expert.Hakan Kirimli, a political scientist at Bilkent University in Turkey's capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that on May 18, 1944, the Soviet Union exiled all the Tatars from Crimea, leaving not a single one."They were kept in extremely harsh conditions where they were sent, and half of them were killed," Kirimli added.Describing the deportation as a "genocide," Kirimli said: "They wanted the Crimean Tatars to completely disappear from history, and they even removed the phrase 'Crim…
yenisafak.com/en/world/deportation-of-cr…

German official hopeful for summer holidays in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Germany is in talks with Ankara over measures that could make it possible for German tourists to travel to Turkey for summer holidays, a senior government official said on Thursday. | Thomas Bareiss, Germany's commissioner for tourism, expressed hope that they would be in a position to lift travel warnings for non-EU member countries like Turkey in the coming weeks, depending on the pandemic situation. | "We are working to ensure that travel warnings for third countries can also be lifted step-by-step in the coming weeks," he said in an interview with German press agency DPA. | "I don't see any reason to keep a t…
yenisafak.com/en/news/german-official-ho…

Turkey, Azerbaijan mark 102 years of diplomatic ties
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Shortly after the foundation of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic (ADR) on May 28, 1918, it inked the Treaty of Batumi with the then-Ottoman Empire on June 4, 1918, thus marking the friendly relations in political, legal, commercial and military fields.With the treaty, the Ottoman Empire recognized the independence of Azerbaijan, which could in turn apply to the Empire for military help in the case of any threat.The agreement was signed by Halil Bey Mentese, the head of the Ottomans' Chamber of Deputies. and the Commander of the Caucasian Front of the Ottoman Army, Mehmet Vehip Pasa, and the President of the Az…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-azerbaijan-…

WHO 'very concerned' by new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is "very concerned" about a new Ebola outbreak that has recently claimed four lives in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."We are very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka, where we have worked very closely with the government in 2018 to contain the last outbreak," WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a joint media briefing of the WHO and the World Economic Forum.The DRC government confirmed on Monday that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Mbandaka in the western Equateur province.The Health M…
yenisafak.com/en/world/who-very-concerne…

UK MP's: 'Kashmir is an international issue'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Terming Kashmir an international issue, several British members of Parliament on Wednesday called for international intervention to resolve the dispute, taking into consideration aspirations of Kashmiris. Addressing an online international conference hosted by UK-based Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International, Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan sought cross-party action by British lawmakers to address the long-pending Kashmir issue."Kashmir is literally burning right now. Young men are losing their lives. Domicile rules would change the very nature and composition of what we call Jammu and Kashmir…
yenisafak.com/en/news/uk-mps-kashmir-is-…

Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel
commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
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AFL-CIO's Veteran Council Demands Resignation of Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chair Over Violent Clearing of Lafayette Square
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
"President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of our military, who failed in this responsibility, to step down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
In a new analysis welcomed by climate campaigners, the London-based financial think tank Carbon Tracker warned Thursday that declining demand and rising investment risk due to cheaper renewable technologies, more aggressive government policies, and the coronavirus pandemic could cause a $25 trillion collapse in future fossil fuel profits. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Beware Donald Trump's Electoral Cleansing
Mike Lofgren | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
Is Trump using a calculated strategy that COVID-19 is not an equal-opportunity killer?
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Billionaire Wealth Surges By Over Half Trillion Dollars During the Pandemic
commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
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How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality
Bonnie Kristian | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
Beyond the gear and surveillance, however, perhaps the most damaging effect of war on terror-encouraged police militarization is psychological. It pushes police officers engaging with the public to behave as they look, to act like soldiers dealing with enemy combatants. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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350.org Holds Webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy, Calls on Climate Movement to Prioritize Racial Justice and Show Up for Black Lives
commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
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Caring About the Climate Crisis Means Supporting the Demand to Defund the Police
Alec Connon | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
Climate justice is about far more than reducing emissions. It is about building a fairer and more just world. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square
Tobita Chow | thenation.com | 2020-06-04
The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square…
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PDF of June 4 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-04
Download 12-page PDF here. Not a riot

Selected Articles: US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | How American Cities Were Reduced to Esper's …
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We Are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong Into the Reality of America
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Once upon a time a brave nation liberated itself from the tyranny of the British empire and birthed freedom and democracy into the world. With the help of heroes like the abolitionists, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X it overcame systemic racial inequality, and now it is a shining exemplar of human rights, the respected friend of free democracies around the world and the hated foe of all tyrannical regimes. It is not without its faults and its past mistakes, but it is the best leader and protector of the liberal world order that we could possibly hope to have. | I also hav…
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Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health crisis that it is unwilling to help address due to its withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Israel meanwhile is planning on illegally annexing significant parts of the Palestinian West Bank in July, with a green light from the Tr…
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How the Cold War, Which Never Actually Stopped, Actually Started
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
This will be the first-ever credible, or "historical," but brief, account of how the Cold War actually began, and of why it started, and of why it continues today (even though it started on the basis of lies which have long-since become exposed but

Turkey Rejoices at Deepening US-Chinese Cold War, Appreciating It Increases Its Value to Both
Mattew Petti | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-04
Related: Lockdown Bankrupted Turkey so China Will Buy It for the Price of Fish and Chips | | Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said that the United States and Turkey have a "creative opportunity to understand each other" as U.S.-China tensions accelerate. | The U.S.-Turkish relationship has been strained, as both countries find…
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War Criminal Jim Mattis Opposes the Government Murder of People of Color
Ryan Saavedra | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-04
President Donald Trump slammed former Secretary of Defense James Mattis late on Wednesday after Mattis released a controversial statement about the president's handling of the violent riots across the country. | "Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General," Trump wrote. "I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was 'Chaos,' which I didn't like, & changed to 'Mad Dog.'" | "His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations," Trump continued. "I gave him a ne…
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Across Colombia, Red Flags of Despair Fly as Harsh COVID Lockdown Is Extended for a Third Time
Nash Landesman | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-04
Bogota, Colombia

NLG Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
"When police continue to murder Black people with impunity and when calls for systemic change to policing and structural racism are ignored, popular unrest is inevitable," said National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris Hermes. "Federal investigations and the targeting of Antifa will unfortunately result in increased surveillance and repression, and must be resisted."
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Nurses Join Forces Nationally to Warn Against Early Reopening
National Nurses United | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
June 2, 2020 – As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government follow strict guidelines before any further reopening measures are taken.
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G7 Finance Ministers Discuss Coronavirus Debt and Transparency Impacts for Developing Coun
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Amidst questions of upcoming G7 meeting dates and which countries are participating, G7 Finance Ministers met virtually about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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G7 Finance Ministers Discuss COVID-19 Debt & Transparency Impacts for Developing Countries
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Amidst questions of upcoming G7 meeting dates and which countries are participating, G7 Finance Ministers met virtually about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The G7 meeting focused on aid, debt and transparency issues affecting developing countries impacted by the coronavirus.
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As Trump Wages War on DC Residents, It's Clear He Must Resign Immediately
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
There is an iconic scene in the film The Dead Zone where a thoroughly unglued President Stilson, played by Martin Sheen, bulldozes one of his generals into co-authorizing a nuclear strike. "You are not the voice of the people, I am the voice of the people!" Stilson rages. "The people speak through me, not you!" After the launch is effected, upon being told an attack is not necessary, Stilson says with a smile, "The missiles are flying, hallelujah, hallelu…
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With Hydroxychloroquine Out of the News, Ingraham Pivots to Tear Gas Trutherism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
The Trump campaign on Tuesday sought to defend the president's Bible-toting photo-op

Will Our Future Be Organized by the Rich or the Poor?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
In the summer of 1995, when I was 18, I started visiting Tent City, a temporary encampment in an abandoned lot in northeast Philadelphia. About 40 families had taken up residence in tents, shacks, and other makeshift structures. Among them were people of various races, ages, and sexual orien…
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GOP's Rand Paul Blocks Anti-Lynching Bill
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is blocking the passage of a Senate bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime, because he worries that it would be used for lesser violent crimes that result in only "minor bruising." | Paul on Wednesday told reporters that he objected to the bipartisan measure, which appeared on the verge of…
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US nuclear secrets reportedly stolen from missile contractor. Surprised to learn that Russian hackers are blamed again?
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Cyber extortionists have stolen confidential documents possibly containing information about the United States Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. | The hackers retrieved the files via Westech International, a US Air Force maintenance and engineering subcontractor working on the LGM-30G Minuteman III land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, Sky News revealed. | The Minuteman III is a key nuclear deterrent system that controls thermonuclear warheads that c…
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Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days

Prince Charles sees 'golden opportunity' in Covid-19 pandemic as UK economy faces biggest recession in centuries
rt.com | 2020-06-04
The UK's Prince Charles has said that the coronavirus crisis represents a global "reset moment"

Irish PM Varadkar hopes 'air bridges' with selected countries will be possible within weeks
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Within the next few weeks, Ireland hopes to resume air travel with countries that are at a similar stage in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday. | "I hope that as the world returns to a new normality, we will see international air travel resume, in the first instance through air bridges with countries that have suppressed the virus to a similar extent as ours," Varadkar told parliament. | "This however is some weeks away and it's far too soon for anyone to book their holidays yet but summer is not yet lost," the prime minister added. | Ireland requires anyone entering t…
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'Near normality': Jordan to reopen hotels & shorten night curfew from Saturday
rt.com | 2020-06-04
The government in Jordan said on Thursday it would reopen hotels and cafes, allow sporting events without spectators and shorten a night curfew as of Saturday. The night curfew will be shortened to begin at midnight rather than 7pm, and day-long curfews in place every Friday are being scrapped. | However, PM Omar al-Razzaz told reporters that while the country had now returned to near normality, it would now toughen enforcement of social distancing to ensure there was no risk of a resurgence of coronavirus infections. | Jordan took early steps in mid-March to restrict the mobility of its 10 million people, sea…
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EU and China postpone Leipzig summit due to coronavirus as Europe seeks broader scrutiny of foreign investment
rt.com | 2020-06-04
A summit between China and the European Union, planned for September in the German city of Leipzig, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the German government has said. | The decision was made after Chancellor Angela Merkel held separate phone calls with Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Charles Michel, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday. "They agreed that the meeting cannot take place at the envisaged time given the pandemic but should be rescheduled," Seibert added. | A similar summit that was due to take place at the end of March in China was also…
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Facebook selectively slaps 'state-controlled media' warning on some government-funded outlets ahead of 2020 US elections
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Facebook is labeling content posted by state-funded media outlets and plans to bar them from running ads in a conveniently loophole-packed effort to prevent "foreign influence" in the 2020 US presidential election. | Russian and Chinese media outlets' pages have already been graced with the new warning labels, which Facebook announced on Thursday in a blog post. The social media behemoth claimed it is taking other factors into account besides government ownership, explaining "if we determine that there ar…
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'Practice the eye gouge': Project Veritas claims to have INFILTRATED ANTIFA, will 'expose its violent nature'
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Conservative investigative website Project Veritas claims it has "infiltrated" the controversial Antifa movement to expose its "violent nature," days after Donald Trump said he would declare it a "terrorist organization." | Project Veritas' James O'Keefe tweeted a five-minute teaser clip of its investigation into the Antifa (anti-fascist) movement on Thursday, promising more would be revealed on Friday. | One alleged Antifa organizer caught on camera said the "whole goal of this is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible." Another suggested practicing "things like the eye gouge," because…
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Iran records 3,574 new COVID-19 cases
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Global COVID-19 deaths cross 388,000
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Iran, Turkey resume border activities
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Pakistan felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Maintaining public health top priority for gov't: Pres. Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Iran keen on continuous coop. with China's NPC: Ghalibaf
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-04
TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA)

Footage of 'Israeli Aggression' in Syria, Alleged Aftermath Emerges Online
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
Another report on what is seen by Syrian media as "Israeli aggression" emerged Thursday after a missile appeared in the sky over the city of Masyaf, in Syrian province of Hama.
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UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing of Ruptly Journalist Al-Quaiti in Yemen
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Thursday condemned the killing of Ruptly stringer Nabil Hassan al-Quaiti in Yemen.
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Authors of Hydroxychloroquine Study Retract Publication in Lancet Over Unverifiable Source Data
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
Since the promotion of hydroxychloroquine by US President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for those afflicted with the coronavirus, the drug has been the subject of controversy, as top medical journals rebuked the claim and major drug trials were halted.
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Measures Against Nord Stream 2 Show Neglect of Interest in EU Consumers, Company Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
Earlier, US Senators introduced legislation expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2 that apply to all companies that provide certification, insurance and port facilities for the project.
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Sky News Blames Russians for US Defense Contractor Hack Without Evidence
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
After discovering that hackers hit a US defense contractor with ransomware, the UK's Sky News reported on Wednesday that "Russian-speaking" people were suspected of the attack, wholly without evidence.
sputniknews.com/science/2020060410795220…

George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis, MN

The Problem With Chainsaw Medicine: the Forest Service's Move to Cut Oregon's Big Trees
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The Forest Service is proposing to remove the prohibition against logging trees larger than 21 inches that grow in national forests on the eastside of the Cascades in Oregon. The probation was put into place when ecological studies demonstrated the critical importance of large-diameter old-growth trees to overall forest ecosystem function. The Forest Service argues…
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Minnesota: Anti-War Committee demands justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 4 statement from Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee. | The police killing of George Floyd has ignited a rebellion that has spread across the entire United States. Minneapolis is the epicenter for this movement, and the people of the Twin Cities are committed to ensuring that George Floyd is the last life stolen by police in Minnesota. We in the Anti-War Committee stand with the movement for Black lives as we demand Justice for George Floyd. We stand against the war waged on Black and brown communities by police forces all across the country, and we stan…
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Revolution, Not Riots: Prospects for Radical Transformation in the Covid-19 Era
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-03
Within the context of these intensified protests, many self-identified radicals I have talked to believe we are witnessing the beginnings of a political and economic revolution, in light of the violent protests that have now taken over dozens of cities in the U.S. But we should be wary of romantic celebrations of revolution. Americans are nowhere near developing the radical working-class consciousness that's needed for a socialist revolution.
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CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-03
CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.
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"Total Domination": Popular Rebellion in the Shadow of Trumpism-Fascism
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-03
I joined a decent-sized civil and human rights march in Iowa City two nights ago. It started with mostly young and white people milling around, quietly chalking and talking at City Hall. When the numbers got big enough and two young Black sparkplug activists showed up, we took to (and took over) the downtown streets and had a rally at the Old Capital building on the University of Iowa's scenic, tree-filled Pentacrest. Then we headed over to the Johnson County Jail, the headquarters of racist mass incarceration in Johnson County (which is named after a former U.S. Vice President reputed to have killed the great Na…
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Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-03
Just a few facts will change everything you think you know about American police, writes Lee Camp, with pictures by Eleanor Goldfield from the streets of downtown Washington. | Lee CAMP | With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in fact we've had it roughly every three years for the past 40 years.) However, despite all the coverage, a deeper debate sits ignored