Daily Archives: June 6, 2020

2020-06-06: News Headlines

Staff (2020-06-06). Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California's Environmental Racism. therealnews.com This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

John Catalinotto (2020-06-06). Will U.S. troops be used against protesters? workers.org June 5 — Four days ago, the White House called on the U.S. military to deploy in U.S. cities to "dominate" the streets. Over the next three days, two former chairs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke out against this deployment. So did Trump's own former and current secretaries . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-06). From George Floyd back to the structural violence of capitalism. mronline.org Across the country—in city after city—the people have erupted in righteous indignation to George Floyd's recorded lynching. His extrajudicial murder set off a rebellion that had been primed by the highly publicized white-vigilante murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the botched, "no-knock" police raid that killed Breonna Taylor in her bed.

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-06). Rebellion against police exposes the haves and have-nots. workers.org Monica Moorehead delivered this talk as a panelist on a June 4 Workers World Party webinar "It is right to rebel against police terror." This rebellion has not only swept the U.S. but is electrifying the entire world, from Palestine to France to Iran to Africa. Every global sector of . . . |

F. William Engdahl (2020-06-06). Belt and Road: Can China's Silk Road Survive Coronavirus? globalresearch.ca China's priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a "debt …

Peter Koenig (2020-06-06). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Joe Emersberger (2020-06-06). When did Venezuela's Economic Crisis begin? zcomm.org The starting point for Venezuela's current depression has been the subject of some debate. It can get a bit technical, so I'll weigh in on it here. Looking at Real GDP Inflation adjusted (i.e. real) Gross Domestic Product (GDP ) is essentially a country's aggregate income. I say "essentially" because there is an adjustment that

Ralph Nader (2020-06-06). Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street! dissidentvoice.org New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is basking in the popularity of his meticulous Covid-19 news briefings and simultaneously predicting a pandemic-driven $61 billion state deficit over four years. Astonishingly, the Governor electronically rebates an existing tiny stock transfer sales tax back to Wall Street. This stock transfer sales tax, bringing in an estimated 13 to …

WSWS (2020-06-06). More Australian war crimes exposed in Afghanistan. wsws.org The exposure of Ziauddin's killing highlights the years of coverups by successive Australian governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, of military abuses in the Middle East.

Ralph Nader (2020-06-06). Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street. commondreams.org New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-06). The Corona "Global False Alarm", the Campaign against Racism and Neoliberalism. 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 …

RT (2020-06-06). US corporate media act as 'mouthpieces of intelligence services' on foreign policy & national security — ex-WSJ journalist to RT. rt.com American private media often "launder" misinformation fed by the secret services, while politicians pressure Facebook to act as its proxy against foreign outlets, author and former Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Lauria told RT. | "Private corporate media, on their foreign policy and national security reporting, are virtually mouthpieces of the intelligence services," Lauria told RT. | They launder misinformation and disinformation from the intelligence services in the US, which gains credibility if you read it in the New York Times and not directly from the CIA. They have a state function as well even if the…

The Canary (2020-06-06). Joe Biden secures Democratic presidential nomination. thecanary.co Joe Biden has officially clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, setting him up to meet Donald Trump for the leadership of a country beset by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest. Biden said in a statement: It was an honour to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party. | Biden has been his party's presumptive nominee since rival Bernie Sanders ended his campaign in April. But the former vice president's campaign had suffered setbacks with allegations o…

Global Research News (2020-06-06). Selected Articles: The Corona "Global False Alarm" globalresearch.ca By Having announced he would begin the process to annex portions of the occupied Palestinian West Bank on July 1, he must be …

CP Editor (2020-06-06). Rage Against The Machine — Interview with Noam Chomsky (from The Battle Of Mexico City). counterpunch.org

Matt Kennard (2020-06-06). Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links. thegrayzone.com The public deserves answers about the UK's new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including…

RT (2020-06-06). As UK braces for post-lockdown 'crime tsunami,' some turn to TRAINED DOGS for security. rt.com The UK is bracing for a crime wave, with unemployment soaring and US riots on every screen. But unlike Americans, Brits cannot own guns — so they're scrambling for whatever security they can get, from CCTV to trained dogs. | As Britain begins to ease its Covid-19 lockdown conditions, the nation is on alert. | The UK has been warned to expect a deluge of criminality. | Doctor Simon Harding, a former Home Office and Metropolitan Police adviser,

RT (2020-06-06). 'We're coming to get you out of the White House': NBA champion sends warning to Trump amid George Floyd protests. rt.com Former basketball star Stephen Jackson promised US President Donald Trump that he will not be re-elected this fall as protests against police brutality hit all of the states and receive support from overseas. | "I'm making you a promise, you will not be in the White House come November. You will not be reelected, I'm telling you now," Jackson, who won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003, said in a video posted on Instagram. | "We're coming to get you out of the White House," he said. | Jackson earlier told the media that he became a close friend of George Floyd years ago as they both grew…

RT (2020-06-06). Texas CHAINSAW counter-protester: Man arrested after confronting demonstrators with infamous 'massacre' weapon (VIDEO). rt.com A chainsaw-wielding Texan has been detained after threatening a group of demonstrators with his lumber-cutting mechanical tool. Thankfully, the altercation did not devolve into Hollywood-inspired violence. | A small group of seemingly peaceful protesters in McAllen, Texas briefly found themselves in a real-life slasher film, after a man with a chainsaw rushed at them while shouting profanities. | Footage of the bizarre incident shows a man pointing the deadly tool at protesters as he shouts at them. | "Move! Go home!" he yells above his roaring chainsaw. | He then uses a racial slur while warning against prote…

RT (2020-06-06). WHO's next? Quitting UN health body is an option unless it stops being 'partisan' & 'political', Brazil's Bolsonaro says. rt.com Shortly after the WHO warned Latin America that lifting lockdowns would be premature, President Bolsonaro threatened to consider quitting the "partisan" entity. It comes as Brazil's Covid-19 cases surges past 600,000. | "I'm telling you right now, the United States left the [World Health Organization], and we're studying that [possibility], in the future," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

RT (2020-06-06). Biden hits delegate target to cement Democratic nomination after gaffe-prone campaign as protests overshadow election. rt.com Former Vice President Joe Biden has become the Democratic presidential nominee for 2020, scoring enough delegates to secure the nomination despite a string of embarrassing gaffes and major distractions from the race. | Also on rt.com | | Though a number of contests remain in this year's primary season, Biden reached the threshold for his party's nomination on Friday night, winning support from 1,993 delegates, according to the Associated Press."

RT (2020-06-06). Russia's request for return of seized diplomatic properties to protect staff against Covid-19 ignored by US — Moscow. rt.com "When the New York State governor declared the state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we asked to return said property so our personnel could use it to lower the risks stemming from to the spread of the coronavirus," Russia's deputy envoy to the UN, Gennady Kuzmin, said. | Kuzmin noted that Moscow had hoped that "humanitarian reasons… would trump political motives," but the US ignored the request. | The US seized control over three Russian diplomatic posts in New York, DC, and San Francisco in 2017, after ordering Moscow to vacate the buildings. Moscow slammed the move as hostile and illegal under…

RT (2020-06-06). George Floyd protest is 'for the benefit' of 'democratic struggles' abroad, says US group known for promoting regime change. rt.com The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. | Also on rt.com | | In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, which, while originally peaceful, spiralled into violence, wreck…

RT (2020-06-06). George Floyd protest is 'for the benefit' of 'democratic struggles' abroad — US group NED, known for promoting regime change. rt.com The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. | Also on rt.com | | In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, which, while originally peaceful, spiralled into violence, wreck…

RT (2020-06-06). Judge BLOCKS Denver police from using tear gas & plastic bullets on 'peaceful' protesters. rt.com A federal judge in Denver has barred police from using tear gas, plastic bullets, and any projectiles against demonstrators, saying the threat to protesters' physical safety and free speech outweighs the threat to property. | R. Brooke Jackson, a US district court judge in Colorado, has

RT (2020-06-06). Ilhan Omar takes heat after backing call to disband Minneapolis police & replace with 'non-violent' alternative. rt.com Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has joined a growing call to disband the Minneapolis police force, arguing it is "beyond reform" after the killing of George Floyd. Critics have pilloried the suggestion as dangerous and "asinine." | The congresswoman took to Twitter on Friday to endorse an The Minnea…

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-06). The Heat: Political Unrest in U.S. Amid Upbeat Economic News. america.cgtn.com Amid civil unrest and a global pandemic, some positive news in the United States, the economy adding 2.5 million jobs.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). American Oil Company Chevron's Crude Cargo Gets Embroiled In US Anti-Venezuela Sanctions. sputniknews.com The day before, Reuters reported, citing unnamed US officials that the US Department of the Treasury was considering sanctioning more than 40 foreign oil tankers over their alleged involvement in the oil trade with Venezuela, which has been sanctioned by the US in its efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Italian communists to Freedom Road Socialist Organization: 'Fronte Popolare is at your side'. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | Dear comrades of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, | In these days of pain, pride and struggle, Fronte Popolare is at your side. Our organization is supportive of those who are fighting for the dignity and rights of all women and men. The results of the mass uprising that exploded with the murder of George Floyd by a racist policeman are of decisive importance not only for American society and for the redemption of the nationalities and oppressed communities that make it up, but for…

_____ (2020-06-06). Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Wins Legal Victory. popularresistance.org On the morning of June 3, four U.S. citizens from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) who engaged in a two-week-long standoff with right-wing Venezuelan exile hooligans and members of Juan Guaidó's coup administration entered a plea agreement with the U.S. government. | The chief Judge for the U.S. District Court District of Columbia, Beryl Howell, sentenced David Paul, Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, and Adrienne Pine to six months of probation and fines totaling $750 each. Additionally, Judge Howell ordered the four defendants to stay away from the building which formally served as Venezuela's emb…

Comité No Guerra no Nato (2020-06-06). Video: Let Us Free Ourselves From the Virus of War. globalresearch.ca The complete video produced by the Italian Committee No War No NATO, in collaboration with Global Research. Giulietto Chiesa's last words focussed on Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Information, and Freedom for Julian Assange.

WSWS (2020-06-06). Brazil's President Bolsonaro calls demonstrators "terrorists," threatens military repression. wsws.org Gen. Hamilton Mourà£o viciously attacked protests against the murder of George Floyd and social inequality, calling for the arrest of demonstrators.

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-06). Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier's shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part …

WSWS (2020-06-06). Mass protests erupt across Canada against police brutality and Trump. wsws.org Protesters denounce Canadian police brutality and racism, following the US police murder of George Floyd.

WSWS (2020-06-06). US autoworkers denounce police violence, Trump's moves to impose military dictatorship. wsws.org The multi-ethnic, multi-racial protests against the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have evoked widespread sympathy among autoworkers.

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Keith Ellison and politicians: We demand justice for George and all victims of police crimes! fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On Friday, June 5, the day after the Minneapolis memorial for George Floyd, and two days after all of his killers were finally charged for his murder, the building that houses the office of state Attorney General Keith Ellison was shut down by some 3000 protesters who came to demand more than charges in this single case. Organized by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J), they called for re-opening all the cases of police homicide that district attorneys have failed to prosecute in counties across the state, and for community control of police to bring an end to police crimes agains…

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Police brutality protesters gather in Lansing and Grand Rapids. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Protesters gathered in several major Michigan cities last weekend, including Grand Rapids and Lansing, demanding justice for the Minneapolis Police Department's killing of George Floyd and for all victims of police brutality. | On Saturday, May 30, protesters in Grand Rapids gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for what was planned to be a silent march through the city. Instead, protesters crowded around the Grand Rapids Police Department shouting, "I can't breathe!" "No justice, no peace!" "Hands up! Don't shoot!" and "Say his name: George Floyd!" Thousands of people surrounded the building containin…

Project Censored (2020-06-06). "I Can't Breathe" The George Floyd Protests with the Blacktivist Des Mims; Rev. Wanika K. Stephens and Kulwa Apara | Along the Line Ep.92. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore George Floyd protests with the Blacktivist Des Mims; Rev. Wanika K. Stephens and Kulwa Apara, Along The…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-06). Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12. unicornriot.ninja MINNEAPOLIS — Unicorn Riot is covering a march demanding the Minneapolis Police Department is defunded and disbanded. Thousands are in attendance of this action led by Black youth — now the 12th straight day of protests and actions in the city. The event started at…

WSWS (2020-06-06). The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of people have joined demonstrations in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Natalie Shure (2020-06-06). Don't Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State. commondreams.org Some of the highest risks for Covid-19 spread have been imposed by police. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Downtown Protest (2020-06-06). San Rafael Says "Say Their Names" indybay.org 28 names on a cardboard sign…Black Americans murdered by police. There are many many more, protesters lamented.

Community (2020-06-06). Friday 6/5: Say No to Racism – Peaceful Solidarity Protest (Palo Alto). indybay.org Greer Park | 1127 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto…

Silence is Violence (2020-06-06). Saturday 6/6: Peaceful Protest and March: King Plaza Palo Alto. indybay.org In front of Palo Alto City Hall in MLK Jr. Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…

JH (2020-06-06). Friday 6/5: Fire Jared Yuen – One Week After Peaceful Protest (San José). indybay.org San José City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St.

WSWS (2020-06-06). Protester explains how he was brutally assaulted by Secret Service officials in Washington, D.C. wsws.org The demonstrator explained how federal officials provoked and then assaulted peaceful demonstrators outside the White House last weekend as protests against police brutality swept the country.

_____ (2020-06-06). Open Letter: African Writers In Solidarity With African Americans. popularresistance.org We support the protests in the United States and across the world as our people demand justice for any and all racial killings whether by police or civilians. We are aware that these are not quiet protests. We do not expect it and neither should the United States of America. The killings were not done quietly. The police brutality and state sanctioned murders were done loudly with no fear of consequences from those who perpetrated them. | We acknowledge the African Union's condemnation of the United States government's continual terrorism towards African-Americans. We believe that the African Union can and should…

Richard Horton (2020-06-06). [Comment] Offline: COVID-19 and the ethics of memory. thelancet.com Lockdowns are lifting. Lives are returning. And livelihoods are being gradually reclaimed. Very tentatively, societies are beginning to put the pandemic behind them. There are understandable fears of flare-ups. In the UK, several scientists who advise government are warning that ending strict home curfews is premature. There are still about 2000 new cases of infection being diagnosed daily in the UK (the figure in Italy is around 500) and the test, trace, and isolate system remains incomplete. According to WHO, total confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now approaching 6 million globally, with almost 400‚Ä&…

Joht Singh Chandan, Deepiksana Keerthy, Dawit Tefra Zemedikun, Kelvin Okoth, Krishna Margadhamane Gokhale, Karim Raza, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Julie Taylor, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar (2020-06-06). The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes. thelancet.com Background: Childhood maltreatment is a global public health issue linked to a vast mortality and morbidity burden. This study builds on current literature to explore the risk of developing central sensitivity syndromes (CSS) (consisting of somatic and visceral pain syndromes) subsequent to childhood maltreatment exposure.Methods: A retrospective population based open cohort study using the UK primary care database, 'The Health Improvement Network,' between 1st January 1995-31st December 2018. 80,657 adult patients who had experienced childhood maltreatment or maltreatment related concerns (exposed patients) were…

Kaitlin Curtice, Esther Choo (2020-06-06). [Perspectives] Indigenous populations: left behind in the COVID-19 response. thelancet.com Scholar Annie Belcourt described Native American populations in the USA as having lives that are "challenging and short". Globally, across countries and populations, Indigenous peoples face a greater burden of disease than non-Indigenous peoples, including cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and have higher infant and maternal mortality and lower life expectancy. Their health is impacted by epigenetic stressors of generational oppression and violence, including disproportionate numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women, lower educational attainment, and persistent poverty.

Phil Withington (2020-06-06). [Perspectives] Journal of a plague year. thelancet.com Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year is one of the best single accounts of an epidemic written in English. Published anonymously in 1722 as a contribution to public debates about the prospect of plague reaching Britain from the French port of Marseilles, it takes the form of the literary memoir by "H.F." during London's "great plague" of 1665. The sources for the memoir and its status as fact or fiction are complicated. Defoe clearly had strong opinions, informed by continental initiatives, about how societies and people should respond to plague and he used Restoration London as a place to rehearse them.

The Lancet (2020-06-06). [Editorial] Salient lessons from Russia's COVID-19 outbreak. thelancet.com Alexander Myasnikov, Russia's COVID-19 information chief, said in mid-April that it would be "impossible" for Russians to get the virus, estimating the probability of extensive spread in Russia at "0 ∑0%". This hubris has been sorely exposed. As of June 2, Russia has 423‚Äà186 cases, the third most in the world, while relatively few deaths from COVID-19 (5031) have been recorded. The rapid spread of the epidemic in Russia has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the health system, and presents the traditionally strong Russian leadership with a new challenge.

Asher Mullard (2020-06-06). [World Report] COVID-19 vaccine development pipeline gears up. thelancet.com Vaccine makers are racing to develop COVID-19 vaccines, and have advanced ten candidates into clinical trials. But challenges remain. Asher Mullard reports.

Giulio Cossu, Robin Fears, George Griffin, Volker ter Meulen (2020-06-06). [Comment] Regenerative medicine: challenges and opportunities. thelancet.com In 2018, the Lancet Commission on stem cells and regenerative medicine1 reported how, despite an exponential growth in experimental therapies, there had been limited clinical uptake. Regenerative medicine comprises various novel approaches such as cell and gene therapy that have produced life-saving therapies for a few genetic diseases affecting blood or skin. Enthusiasm about the broad potential of regenerative medicine led to a gap between expectations and the realities of translating technologies into clinical practice.

Healthier Societies for Healthy Populations Group (2020-06-06). [Comment] Healthier societies for healthy populations. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic makes the importance of health and wellbeing clear. The pandemic's implications for societies are far reaching. Yet the response to this pandemic and the creation and promotion of health and wellbeing require action beyond the health sector—and beyond the usual ways of working in global health. Governments are not adequately tackling inequality, ongoing economic crises, or continuing environmental damage, which undermines the health of current and future generations. For example, tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets, air pollution, and insufficient physical exercise contribute to m…

Mohamed Ahmed Ahmed, Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Fatma R Elkafrawy, Karim Ziada (2020-06-06). [Clinical Picture] Neuropathy, encephalopathy, status epilepticus, and acute intermittent porphyria. thelancet.com A 23-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in status epilepticus—he had been having repeated episodes of generalised tonic-clonic seizures without gaining consciousness between them. He was in a wheelchair. He was intubated and the seizures were controlled with midazolam and he was then transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). On examination his blood pressure (BP) was 220/110 mm Hg, and his heart rate was 120 beats per min. He was given labetalol and his blood pressure lowered.

Xi Li, Harlan M Krumholz, Winnie Yip, Kar Keung Cheng, Jan De Maeseneer, Qingyue Meng, Elias Mossialos, Chuang Li, Jiapeng Lu, Meng Su, Qiuli Zhang, Dong Roman Xu, Liming Li, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Richard Peto, Jing Li, Zengwu Wang, Hongbing Yan, Runlin Gao, Somsak Chunharas, Xin Gao, Raniero Guerra, Huijie Ji, Yang Ke, Zhigang Pan, Xianping Wu, Shuiyuan Xiao, Xinying Xie, Yujuan Zhang, Jun Zhu, Shanzhu Zhu, Shengshou Hu (2020-06-06). [Review] Quality of primary health care in China: challenges and recommendations. thelancet.com China has substantially increased financial investment and introduced favourable policies for strengthening its primary health care system with core responsibilities in preventing and managing chronic diseases such as hypertension and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, widespread gaps in the quality of primary health care still exist. In this Review, we aim to identify the causes for this poor quality, and provide policy recommendations. System challenges include: the suboptimal education and training of primary health-care practitioners, a fee-for-service payment s…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-06-06). JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. globalresearch.ca Fifty years of research shows that three humane visions of global peace were thwarted by three covert assassinations. In each case eyewitness accounts were written out of history. In each case the "lone gunman" fiction denied society a true understanding of the deep politics of history…

sputniknews (2020-06-06). Egyptian President Announces Cairo's New Peace Initiative for Libya Including Ceasefire. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi announced on Saturday Cairo's peace initiative for Libya that envisages ceasefire and conditions for a political settlement of the conflict.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Bhima Koregaon case: A comprehensive timeline. peoplesdispatch.org June 6 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of activists as part of the Elgar Parishad case in India. The case has been a dangerous instance of how dissent is being persecuted by India's current far-right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. | On June 6, 2018, five activists were arrested for allegedly having participated and organized a series of violent clashes following a mass mobilization in the city of Pune on December 31, 2017. While the violence that occured was carried out by Hindu right-wing groups, the police had constructed a narrative that those resp…

A Guest Author (2020-06-06). Organizing against police brutality in Boston. workers.org By Queen-Cheyenne and Leighsandra Sheppard This talk was jointly read at the June 4 Workers World Party webinar on "It is right to rebel against police terror." Before we begin, we just want to inform everyone that we will be discussing police and military violence and our experiences on the . . . |

news.un (2020-06-06). First Person: Collecting the 'Book of Life' for coral reefs. news.un.org With the climate crisis threatening coral reefs around the world, a researcher in Hawaii is part of a team pioneering new techniques to preserve living coral sperm and larvae, and ultimately save the biodiversity and genetic diversity of coral reefs not just in Hawaii but across the world.

WSWS (2020-06-06). UK: After the clapping stops—The way forward for NHS workers. wsws.org Things came to a head last week because it has become impossible for the government to maintain the charade of unity behind "our carers."

Simone L. Ward (2020-06-06). Not So Young, Gifted, and Black. zcomm.org It is time to put words into action. Don't ask what you should do. Just do something. This is the information age. There is no excuse for inaction…

WSWS (2020-06-06). Plummeting vaccinations in the US and globally put millions of children at risk. wsws.org WHO experts warn that at least 80 million of the world's children under the age of one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio due to a massive decrease in routine immunizations.

Deirdre Griswold (2020-06-06). The real looters pocketed $11.7 billion. workers.org Who are the real looters? They wear elegant business suits, not hoodies or jeans. They dine at fancy restaurants, not hotdog stands. They hang out in boardrooms, not on street corners. Bankers Get Out of Jail Free Monopoly They don't rob banks. They ARE the banks. They are the U.S. . . . |

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-06-06). Politics and Corruption at the World Health Organization (WHO). globalresearch.ca This article, translated from French, was written prior to the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic outbreak | *** | The WHO [OMS in French] is the World Health Organisation. 'WHO' in English — and that's much more appropriate. WHO: who is it really? | Would …

John W. Whitehead (2020-06-06). The Slippery Slope to Despotism: Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca "You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated,

Michael Welch (2020-06-06). 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 …

Daniele Pozzati (2020-06-06). German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as 'A Global False Alarm'. globalresearch.ca Germany's federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a
| Wir machen unsere Leser auf die Zusammenfassung dieses wichtigen durchgesickerten Berichts aufmerksam, der …

Lin Liangduo (2020-06-06). China's Message to Donald: What Do You Want from Us? globalresearch.ca Translated from Chinese for Global Research. | Enough is enough. Enough hypocrisy for this one world. | What do you want from us, anyway? What Do You Really Want from Us? | When we were the sick man of Asia, we were called …

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-06-06). The Tests: The Achilles Heel of the COVID-19 House of Cards. globalresearch.ca "The tool is not the problem, it's what we do with it." | — Tests which are not reliable! | — False negatives (real patients not detected). | — False positives (patients who are not positive) | — Tests that detect fragments of the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory should be the hope and strength in being together" peoplesdispatch.org Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together" peoplesdispatch.org Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Don't believe the hype: Unemployment increased in May. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – Corporate-owned media is blaring that the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May to 13.3%, from 14.7% in April. This was far better than even the most optimistic economist expected and even led to at least one to declare that "the recession is over." Well, when something is too good to be true, it usually isn't true. | This report flies in the face of all the other reports on the job market in May. The Labor Department's own report on continuing unemployment insurance claims, including regular state unemployment insurance, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the federal Pandemic…

WSWS (2020-06-06). Collaborations with Grenfell Tower Inquiry must end after corporate witnesses granted legal immunity. wsws.org The attorney general announced that any statements given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by companies cannot be used as evidence against them in a future prosecution.

WSWS (2020-06-06). UK: Prime Minister's Questions reveals Labour's complicity in Tory back-to-school campaign. wsws.org Every capitalist party in the world is working on behalf of the corporations to impose a reckless return to "the new normal."

WSWS (2020-06-06). Over 20,000 tons of diesel spilled in Russian arctic river. wsws.org The catastrophe on the Ambarnaya underlies the dangers bound up with the "new scramble for the Arctic" by the major powers and corporations.

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-06). Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land. imemc.org Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday's prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land …

Ali Salam (2020-06-06). Slain Palestinian's Home, Mourning Tents Invaded by Israeli Police in Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli police, on Thursday evening, invaded the home and mourning tent of Palestinian martyr, Eyad al-Hallaq, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that the Israeli police searched the family home and mourning tent, showing grave disrespect, and provoking confrontations with locals, …

WSWS (2020-06-06). As the world approaches 7 million cases of COVID-19, the pandemic casts a broader net. wsws.org While governments move to open their economies there will be over 7 million cases and over 400,000 deaths by the end of the weekend.

WSWS (2020-06-06). Trump hails dubious May jobless report to boost stock market, back-to-work drive. wsws.org An unexpected decline in the unemployment rate in May is being used by the White House to declare the pandemic-fueled economic crisis over.

WSWS (2020-06-06). Australian government hands more cash to big business as recession deepens. wsws.org The slump began before the main COVID-19 pandemic restrictions commenced, and has led to the greatest loss of livelihoods since the 1930s Great Depression.

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Qatar blockade enters fourth year: Timeline. yenisafak.com On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in hopes of making it comply with a long list of demands. | The four states accuse Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation vociferously denied by Qatar, describing the Saudi-led embargo as a violation of international law. | Over the past three years, Kuwait has been trying to resolve the rift, but without success so far. | Here is a timeline of landmark dates since the crisis started. | April 20, 2017 | The first of 13 Op-eds appears in U…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Pakistan appoints special envoy to Afghanistan. yenisafak.com Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat as its special ambassador to Afghanistan following spearheaded efforts to start intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at ending Washington's longest war in neighboring Afghanistan.Mohammad Sadiq Khan, who had served as Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2014, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi soon after the announcement of his new assignment in capital Islamabad, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.Khan, a former spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, would play "an effective role in strengthening ties" between the two neighboring cou…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Iraq parliament makes Ihsan Ismail oil minister: lawmakers. yenisafak.com Iraq's parliament on Saturday approved Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail as oil minister, lawmakers said.The parliament also approved the nomination of several other ministers including foreign, trade, justice and culture.Ismail is the chief of Iraq's state-run Basra Oil Company.

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Libyan army liberates Wadi Wishka, moves to Sirte. yenisafak.com The Libyan army on Saturday liberated Wadi Wishka area near the eastern city of Sirte from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, a military spokesman said. | "Our forces managed to seize control of Wadi Wishka area and are advancing towards Buerat, 95 km from Sirte ," Ibrahim Beit al-Mal told Anadolu Agency. | Earlier Saturday, the Libyan army launched a military operation, code-named "Path of Victory", to capture the cities of Sirte and Jufra and the towns of Wadi Wishka, Buerat, Jarif and Qasr Abu Haid from Haftar's forces. | The move came one day after the army liberated the strategic city of Tarhuna

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Libyan army launches operation to retake Sirte, Jufra. yenisafak.com The Libyan army launched a military operation on Saturday to liberate cities in eastern and central Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar. | In a statement, military spokesman Abdel-Hadi Dara said the operation, code-named "Path of Victory", aims to liberate the cities of Sirte and Jufra and the towns of Wadi Wishka, Buerat, Jarif and Qasr Abu Haid from Haftar's forces. | He said warplanes struck two military vehicles belonging to Haftar south of Wadi Wishka. | For his part, army spokesman Mohammed Kanunu said government forces have been ordered to advance towards Wadi Wishka and Sirte. | He said Libyan w…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Libyan speaker meets Haftar in Egypt. yenisafak.com Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks Saturday in Cairo with Speaker of east Libya-based parliament Aquila Saleh and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to an Egyptian presidential spokesman. | Bassam Radi said the talks came as "Libya's security is considered an extension of Egypt's national security, in addition to the impact of the current Libyan situation on the regional and international scene". | Speaking at a press conference following the talks, al-Sisi said he agreed with Saleh and Haftar to launch a political initiative to resolve the conflict in Libya. | The initiative, al-Sisi said, calls fo…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months. yenisafak.com Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order.Cafes, restaurants and other facilities had reopened on Monday as infection rates slowed and restrictions on intercity travel had been lifted as the infection rate slowed.On Saturday, people flooded beaches and shores in Istanbul, and hundreds queued to get into parks. Others bought ice cream in the warm weather – under new hygiene rules. In the capital, Ankara, daytrippers caused traffic jams."The last time I was here was 70…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Warsaw hopes some US troops based in Germany will be moved to Poland. yenisafak.com Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he hoped that some of the U.S. troops that are set to be removed from Germany will be reassigned to Poland.U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. The move would reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany by 9,500 troops from the 34,500 troops that are currently permanently assigned there."I deeply hope that as a result of the many talks that we had … part of the troops based today in Germany which are being removed by the United States … will inde…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Iran's death toll from pandemic surpasses 8,200. yenisafak.com Iran on Saturday confirmed 75 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,209. | A further 2,269 people tested positive for the virus, raising the overall count to 169,425, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | Jahanpour said 130,300 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,578 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.06 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | The country continued seeing an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especia…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Moscow's annual book fair draws crowds despite coronavirus curbs. yenisafak.com Hundreds of Moscow residents flocked to an open-air book fair in Red Square on Saturday, though some publishing houses opted to stay away as city authorities keep most coronavirus restrictions in place.Organisers of the annual book fair, which was attended by 300,000 people last year, have implemented numerous measures to stem the spread of the virus – with chairs spaced one metre apart and temperature checks at the entrance."You either mourn that the industry is in crisis or go and take part in the book fair with all the precautions in place," said Natalia Eihwald from the Kompas-Gid children's publishing house,…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15. yenisafak.com Italy hopes other EU countries will reopen their borders to Italian citizens on June 15, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, as coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased.Italy – which has the world's fourth-highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States, Britain and Brazil – opened its doors to other EU citizens on June 3, but most European countries are still largely off-limits for Italian nationals."June 15 is an important date for many of our citizens," Di Maio told a news conference during a visit to neighbouring Slovenia.Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar told the…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Ireland's phased plan to ease coronavirus lockdown. yenisafak.com Ireland has announced a revised schedule for gradually re-opening the economy over the coming months, speeding the easing of coronavirus restrictions.These are the measures planned in each of the remaining phases of the plan, which will be reviewed if there is a spike in the number of infections, hospital admissions or deaths.Phase 2: From June 8- Allow for people to travel within their own county, or up to 20 km from their homes, whichever is greater- A maximum of six people will be able to meet with each other indoors- All retail outlets can open (shopping centres to open June 15)- Public libraries a…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 407 to 183,678. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 407 to 183,678, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.The reported death toll rose by 33 to 8,646, the tally showed.

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Egypt's Sisi announces new Libya initiative with eastern-based leaders. yenisafak.com Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new initiative for Libya on Saturday alongside east Libya-based leaders, which proposes an elected leadership council and a ceasefire starting on June 8.Speaking alongside Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and eastern parliament head Aguila Saleh in Cairo, Sisi said the agreement included a call for negotiations in Geneva and the exit of all foreign fighters from Libya.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). Scientists Call For 'Urgent' Action to Prevent 'Probable' Second Coronavirus Outbreak. sputniknews.com Calls for a public inquiry into Boris Johnson's widely criticised handling over the Covid-19 pandemic are picking up steam, with some arguing that if such action is not taken, the UK risks an even higher death toll.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-06). Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C. indybay.org Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-06). Unanswered Questions Drive Convalescent Plasma Research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kari Houser donating convalescent plasma On Saturday, March 14, in southwest Wisconsin, a woman was working in her yard, raking and clearing the first spring weeds. She coughed a bit during the day, and felt some achiness in her lower back, some fatigue. It was in the high 30s that day, but she was warm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-06). How to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you considering rescheduling travel that you put off because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Maybe you have work or family obligations that require you to travel. Yet worries about safe travel and lodging are holding you back. Get the facts about your travel options and learn how to protect yourself if you must travel. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-06). 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 (2020-06-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expedited breast cancer treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn't stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete their surgery and radiation …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How information technology helps in the COVID-19 response. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org During to the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking and distance learning has become a necessity. The new normal means many people needed technology to do their jobs, and that is certainly true at Mayo Clinic. Information technology (IT) has aided Mayo Clinic during the pandemic in two significant ways. One, thousands of employees moved out of their offices …

Edward Curtin (2020-06-06). The Shallow Deep-State Goes Deeper as It Moves Toward Martial Law. dissidentvoice.org I am not trying to be cute and play with words. That title is meant to convey what it says, so let me explain. The people who own the United States and their allies around the world have a plan. It is so simple that it is extremely devious. Their plan has been in operation …

DLI (2020-06-06). 100,000 Covid19 deaths later, USA empire blames China instead. indybay.org After getting lots of info and warnings on then emerging global Covid19 pandemic in January & February, the USA ruling elite chose to ignore and sidestep best practice measures to combat the impending disaster. Instead, both White House and Congress continued bipartisan bickering, in addition to simply blaming China and the WHO for not getting the word out sooner. This is the typical m.o. of a serial global bully, who offers nothing but wild criticism of others while doing nothing to resolve urgent problems.

WeCopwatch (2020-06-06). The arrests of officers in the George Floyd murder is part of pacification campaign. indybay.org What we have been seeing the last couple days is the beginning of a pacification campaign. Police violence is growing an uncontrollable and leaderless movement and now that the rabbit has the gun, the state is working on overdrive to pacify a popular rebellion before it creates space for substantial change. This campaign is layered and we must pay attention as:…

Poor Peoples Campaign & partners (2020-06-06). Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC). indybay.org Online livstream…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iranians know very well chief of well-dressed terrorists in White House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — In reaction to US President Trump's tweet, Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Iranians know very well the chief of well-dressed terrorists in the White House.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iranian Parl. attacked by US-backed terrorists in 2017: Mousavi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi reacted to the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Iranian Parliament in 2017.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). 11 security personnel killed in Afghanistan bomb blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — At least 11 members of the Afghan local police, including their commander, were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Badakhshan province on Friday night, the provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Al-Kazemi's cabinet completed after parliament's vote of confidence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iraqi Parliamentary Members gave votes of confidence to the remaining candidates proposed by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Pres. Rouhani felicitates Sweden on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to the King of Sweden on the occasion of the country's National Day on June 6.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Desert locust to fuel hunger in Asia, Pacific: FAO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns multiple impacts of COVID-19 and desert locust will fuel hunger in Asia and the Pacific.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). German envoy to Iran to tender his resignation: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold will reportedly resign earlier than scheduled.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). US has no right to initiate anything under UNSCR 2231: Iran UN envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi called the remarks of his US counterpart 'wrong' and said that the United States has no right to initiate anything under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Neor Lake in Ardabil Prov. en.mehrnews.com ARDEBIL, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Neor Lake is a shallow lake located in Ardabil Province in the Baghru mountain range in northwest Iran. This lake was formed due to two fault zones during the Eocene period. The lake contains fish species of rainbow trout and fingerlings.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Responding to US president pointless, wrong: expert. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Responding to Trump who himself has no place in US is wrong and Iranian Foreign Minister must not fall into his trap.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Agreement between OPEC members 'goes ahead' as predicted: Zanganeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — After the 179th meeting of oil and energy ministers of OPEC held on Saturday, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the agreement made between OPEC member states went ahead as planned.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran, Spain stress police diplomacy relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — NAJA International Police Chief Second Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad and the Spanish Ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks on the development of police diplomacy relations between the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran can supply agricultural needs by implementing crop pattern: FAO expert. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — An expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says Iran can supply its agricultural demands by implementing the "crop pattern" plan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). 'Funfair' goes to Palm Springs film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Funfair', directed by Kaveh Mazaheri will take part at Palm Springs International Film Festival in the US.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran registers 2269 new COVID-19 infections, 75 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 2,269 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the country during the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Michael White expelled due to disease exacerbation, human rights considerations: Iranian official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Director General of Counterintelligence of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence said on Saturday that the US citizen, Michael White, who had been imprisoned on security charges in Iran, has been deported to the US due to disease exacerbation, human rights reasons.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran's 'foreign trade council' established to boost non-oil goods exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Under the direct order of Iranian Acting Industries Minister Hossein Modarres Khiabani, the ministry's 'foreign trade council' is formed to enhance exports of non-oil products.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Tehran, Barcelona mull over technological experiences in battling COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — A joint expert-level meeting was mulled on Sat. over technological experiences between Tehran and Barcelona via video conference.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). 'Beware of the Dog': Secrets of Ancient Pompeii Mosaic Laid Bare by Archaeologist. sputniknews.com As archaeologist Bethany Hughes explained, the mosaic in question served as the inspiration for "millions of modern doormats".

sputniknews (2020-06-06). On the Brink? Western Countries Launch New Anti-China Alliance. sputniknews.com With tensions continuing to boil between China and the West over a host of security and economic issues, the latter has decided to ramp up the confrontation to a new level.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). US Media Calls Russia's Mysterious Khabarovsk-Class Sub Potential 'Defining Submarine of 2020'. sputniknews.com In addition to being a major component of Russia's overall naval doctrine, submarines are of crucial importance to the country's nuclear triad, with their silent operations lurking under the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic and Pacific guaranteeing a strategic response in the event of an enemy first strike.

_____ (2020-06-06). Police Unions: It's Time To Change The Law And End The Abuse. popularresistance.org Collective action is the source of working people's power. It is the source of the labor movement's power. It is the source of power that has enabled workers to secure — through unionization and collective bargaining — fairness and dignity at work, living wages, protection against discrimination and harassment, and safe and healthy working conditions. It is the source of power that has allowed working people to demand progressive legislation, to push the nation forward on questions of civil rights, political rights and economic rights. In recent years, it has enabled teachers to win funding for their…

_____ (2020-06-06). Defeat The War Against The African/Black People In The US And Abroad. popularresistance.org The ruling class is befuddled and confused about how to respond to the ongoing street demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. The mobilizations clearly disrupted their plans for "normalcy" with the forced opening of the economy. The ferocity of the demonstrations that had not been seen since the brief uprising in 92 in response to the Rodney King verdict seems to have caught the authorities completely by surprise. | In the 1992 street actions in Los Angeles the nation and the world saw the first multi-racial, multi-national street action that was very different from the Black rebellions that rocked…

_____ (2020-06-06). More Than 17,000 Troops In 23 States And DC Activated. popularresistance.org The National Guard has drastically increased its response to unrest sweeping America over what prosecutors say was the murder of a handcuffed black man by Minneapolis police. There are now more than 17,000 National Guard troops in 23 states and the District of Columbia have been activated to help quell the unrest. | That's more than a three-fold increase in just over a day. | "The hardest mission we do is responding in times of civil unrest," Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said in a statement posted on the NGB homepage ."The activation of Guard members in response to civil unre…

_____ (2020-06-06). 'Major Co-Option': Without Action, Hospitals' BLM Statements Are Performative. popularresistance.org As the fight against racial inequality in the US has become a national, pervasive movement following the killing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, resident George Floyd, many corporations have argued that they too are helping in the struggle for justice. One anonymous doctor reminds Sputnik that these statements, without acts, are simply performative. | An academic physician based in Washington, DC, who wished to remain anonymous joined Radio Sputnik's Political Misfits on Friday to provide insight on performative allyship and how their own hospital is contributing to the problematic practice. | "I just witnessed major…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-05). Two U.S. Senators Determined to Stop Nord Stream 2 by Imposing Extra Sanctions. globalresearch.ca The Nord Stream 2 project involves the construction of two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. The gas pipeline will run through the …

RT (2020-06-05). US military launches airstrikes against Taliban as Afghanistan ceasefire ends. rt.com The US conducted its first airstrikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more than a week ago. The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday, in Farah province in the west and in Kandahar in the south, spokesman Sonny Leggett tweeted on Friday. | "These were the 1st US airstrikes against (the Taliban) since the start of the Eid ceasefire," he wrote. "We reiterate: All sides must reduce violence to allow the peace process to take hold," he added. | The airstrikes were intended to foil the militant group's plan to launch attacks on Afghan security force…

sputniknews (2020-06-05). US Carries Out First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since End of Afghan Ceasefire – Official. sputniknews.com A ceasefire, which was part of the peace deal negotiated between the Afghan government and the Taliban with the mediation of the United States earlier this year, expired on 26 May.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-06-05). Roaming Charges: Mad Bull, Lost Its Way. counterpunch.org Trump the Brigand ranting about "law & order" in the Rose Garden, as tear gas deployed against nonviolent protesters swirls across the capital of a country that is mourning 105,000 dead and yet is still locking up kids in cages, pretty much capsulizes where the Republic stands at this fraught moment.

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-05). Goliath is not invincible. mronline.org Last year, I walked with Mariela Machado in her housing complex known as Kaikachi in the neighbourhood of La Vega (Caracas, Venezuela). After Hugo Chávez was inaugurated president in 1999, a group of working-class residents of the city saw an empty piece of land and occupied it. Mariela and others went to the government and …

Chuck Collins (2020-06-05). As 42.6 Million Americans File for Unemployment, Billionaires Add Half a Trillion Dollars to Their Cumulative Wealth. counterpunch.org In a turbulent week across the nation, the wealth of U.S. billionaires surged past half a trillion dollars since the beginning of the pandemic unemployment. The announcement on June 4th that an additional 1.9 million more have filed for unemployment in the last week means that 42.6 million Americans have filed since March 18th, according

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-05). George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures. thealtworld.com While the world condemns China for its response to the Hong Kong protests, the numbers and the images make clear that the US has responded to its popular uprising with more force and less tolerance than Beijing | MPN— After just over a week of demonstrations, the number of Americans arrested in the George Floyd protests far exceeds that of over a year's worth of protests in Hong Kong. A

Staff (2020-06-05). Cities Gain Momentum To Defund Police, Remove Them From Schools. therealnews.com The uprising sparked by George Floyd's death has prompted vows to defund police from officials in New York and Los Angeles, while Minneapolis and Portland's school systems are moving to end policing in schools.

Miko Peled (2020-06-05). The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath. mintpressnews.com The son of an Israeli General, Miko Peled reflects on the nefarious intent behind what was presented to the world as the heroic triumph of an outmatched Israel vs its aggressive Arab neighbors.

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-05). In response to George Floyd lynching, sports figures in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. workers.org "When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd." Colin Kaepernick on . . . |

Louis Proyect (2020-06-05). Reflections on My COVID-19 Immunity. counterpunch.org The last couple of months leading up to a Quest serology test that yielded "positive" antibodies for COVID-19 have been a roller coaster ride. Take a seat in the car behind me, strap yourself in, and let me recount a story that Agatha Christie might have written.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-06-05). New U.S. military intervention subverts peace in Colombia and Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The United States Embassy in Bogotá announced on May 28 that the U.S. is sending 50 or so soldiers of the Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) to Colombia. They would be carrying out consultations with Colombian Army commanders and providing them with technical assistance, both in order to fight narco-trafficking. The collaboration will …

ACLU (2020-06-05). Why is it so Hard to Hold Police Accountable? aclu.org Police are supposed to "protect and serve" the community, but that's a far cry from what modern-day policing often looks like in our country. The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, and others highlight the need for drastic systemic change, yet again, as Americans across the country take to the streets in protest., , "The reason I'm out here is because I have two college degrees, but yet I'm still treated like I'm nothing," one protester in Brooklyn told At Liberty this week. "I'm tired of hearing, there are a few rotten apples. There's not a few rotten apples.

JFLMES (2020-06-05). Direct Action and the Rejection of Monumental History. counterpunch.org As people have gathered across the country to oppose police violence, including the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they have targeted statues, monuments, and buildings commemorating white supremacy. In Philadelphia, protestors defaced a statue of Frank Rizzo, the city's segregationist mayor and police commissioner. In Birmingham, they toppled a likeness of Confederate veteran and Alabama banker Charles Linn and set fire to another of slaveowning president Thomas Jefferson.

Ron Jacobs (2020-06-05). Generals Are Not the People's Ally. counterpunch.org James Mattis is not a friend of the people protesting in the streets. He is the same murdering general he always was. People who think otherwise are only fooling themselves. He still thinks shooting people is "sometimes fun." He still supports the ongoing presence of US military around the globe. He still believes the US

Al Neal (2020-06-05). Burnt out buildings: Just property damage or a visualization of pain? peoplesworld.org ST. LOUIS—The night before last was filled with tumultuous, wholly justified, demonstrations against racism and the murder of another Black man by law enforcement; it ended with the eruption of flames and gunfire—accompanying similar scenes nationwide. It is the morning after. The smell of tear gas, damp wood, gun powder, and chemical fire retardant still …

Tim Libretti (2020-06-05). Coronavirus reveals same contradictions as Great Depression: Will we learn this time? peoplesworld.org

Kevin Freking, Ellen Knickmeyer (2020-06-05). Under cover of his chaos, Trump destroys more environment protections. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews, invoking special powers he has under the coronavirus emergency. Separately Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed overhauling how the agency evaluates new …

Eds. (2020-06-05). What is the Bougaloo Movement? mronline.org There has been persistent speculation that peaceful protests against racism and police brutality may have been infiltrated by white provocateurs.

Staff (2020-06-05). Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next? therealnews.com Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother's death in custody.

Liz Theoharis (2020-06-05). Organizing the Rich or the Poor? Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic? counterpunch.org 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 orientations, all homeless and fighting for the

David Yearsley (2020-06-05). Dam Nation and Woody Guthrie. counterpunch.org It is a miracle—even if not as great as the natural one it describes—that a song so simple, so welcoming, so resolute, so reassuring, so optimistic as Woody Guthrie's "Roll on, Columbia" is not dragged down by the ironies that eddy around it. The song springs from a clever musical pun. Guthrie re-used the music

Lola Allen (2020-06-05). How Has Bolivia's de Facto Regime Taken Advantage of COVID-19 to Consolidate Its Power and Repress Political Rivals? counterpunch.org On April 29, Bolivia's de facto president, Jeanine àÅñez, announced that the country would be moving into a "dynamic quarantine" phase on May 11. This decision was intended to alleviate the social and economic repercussions of the pandemic by loosening lockdown restrictions. However, the most heavily affected areas ‚Äï located primarily in poor communities ‚Äï

Alan Macleod (2020-06-05). Fake Taxis Among the Latest Tools in the NYPD's Rights-Busting Crackdown on Protesters. mintpressnews.com The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.

Matthew Daly (2020-06-05). Grassley blocks Trump nominees over watchdog firings. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he is blocking two Trump administration nominees until the White House provides adequate reasons for the termination of two inspectors general. The Iowa senator, a longtime advocate for the watchdog role of inspectors general, pledged to block Senate consideration of Christopher Miller to be director of the …

RT (2020-06-05). Moscow slams Prague for 'fabricated provocation' as false 'ricin poisoning plot' leads to Russian diplomats' expulsion. rt.com The Czech government has expelled two Russian diplomats for allegedly tricking the country's special services with a fake poisoning plot. The Russian embassy branded the accusations as a "provocation." | The decision to expel the Russian diplomats in Prague was announced by Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek at a joint media conference on Friday. | The prime minister said the high-profile media scandal over an alleged Kremlin plot to kill the mayor of Prague and two municipal officials with ricin poison was actually a ruse. The tip-off about the planned assassination came from a Ru…

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-05). As US protests Show, the Challenge is How to Rise Above the Violence Inherent in State Power. counterpunch.org Here is one thing I can write with an unusual degree of certainty and confidence: Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin would not have been charged with the (third-degree) murder of George Floyd had the United States not been teetering on a knife edge of open revolt. Had demonstrators not turned out in massive numbers on the streets

Staff (2020-06-05). Our System Is Corroded: Carol Anderson on Rampant Police Violence and Assault on Voting Rights. democracynow.org On Thursday, disturbing new details were revealed in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was chased, ambushed and shot dead by a group of white men in Georgia in what many have called a modern-day lynching. In a nearly seven-hour hearing, a state judge concluded all three men — Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan — would stand trial for Arbery's murder, after special agent Richard Dial of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation testified Travis McMichael said "f—ing n—" after shooting and killing Arbery. We speak with professor Carol Anderson, au…

Staff (2020-06-05). "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks": At Memorial for George Floyd, Mourners Condemn 400 Years of Racism. democracynow.org In Minneapolis, members of George Floyd's family, loved ones and supporters gathered for a tribute to his life. During the memorial service, people stood in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck as he pleaded for his life. We hear the voices of Floyd's brother Philonise and Reverend Al Sharpton, who urged those gathered "to stand up in George's name and say, 'Get your knee off our necks!'"

Staff (2020-06-05). Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results. democracynow.org The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter announced Thursday they are suing President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for authorizing an "unprovoked and frankly criminal attack" on protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., where the National Guard and officers dressed in riot gear fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flashbangs to disperse peaceful protesters on Monday so Trump could have a photo op with a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church. We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterins…

Staff (2020-06-05). Watch: Police Pepper-Spray Black Filmmaker in Face at Peaceful Protest & Medics Help Him Survive. democracynow.org As the nationwide uprising in defense of Black lives continues, demonstrators are recording videos of police brutality on the streets. We speak with Chris Frierson, an African American documentary filmmaker and cameraman who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, when police moved in on demonstrators. As Frierson filmed, police pepper-sprayed him directly in the face. Chris kept on filming as he struggled to the sidewalk crying in agony from the pain. Within seconds, someone took his arm and guided him to volunteer medics who came to his aid. We air his footage and speak about…

The Canary (2020-06-05). BAME staff account for 60% of coronavirus health worker deaths and faced the greatest PPE shortages. thecanary.co Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff account for 60% of frontline healthcare worker deaths with coronavirus, new analysis indicates.The PA news agency has verified the deaths of 166 frontline UK healthcare workers with coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of March this year.Of those, 100 workers came from BAME backgrounds, while 39 (23%) were white and 27 (16%) were of unknown ethnic origin.The figures include people who were working in roles shortly before their deaths where they were likely to come into contact with patients.Staff at care homes have not been included in the figures as not enough reli…

Eve Ottenberg (2020-06-05). Killing Workers (and Customers) — With No Liability. counterpunch.org Republicans want to help businesses kill workers. They want to force employees to return to Covid-19 hotspots, like slaughterhouses, by depriving them of unemployment checks if they don't clock in. In addition, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell wants to give these businesses and others, like nursing homes, legal immunity for deliberately exposing workers to a

RT (2020-06-05). Liberal journo roasted by left after yearning for Tony Blair as PM during Covid-19 crisis, rejects 'boring' Iraq War criticism. rt.com A British journalist has incurred the wrath of the left after suggesting Britain could do with Tony Blair at a time of national crisis and insisting that he didn't want to hear from people "banging on" about the Iraq War. | Ian Dunt — the editor of politics.co.uk and author of 'How to Be a Liberal' — took to Twitter on Friday to swoon over Blair's earlier contribution on BBC Radio 4's Today program. The former British prime minister gave his views on the pandemic and urged ministers to deliver a mass coronavirus testing program. | Blair's interview prompted Dunt to speculate how differently the Covid…

Alvaro Huerta (2020-06-05). Police Abuse in America's Barrios. counterpunch.org Growing up on the mean streets of East Los Angeles—Ramona Gardens public housing project or Big Hazard projects—I witnessed/experienced police abuse. For myself, along with childhood homeboys and siblings, it occurred so frequently, where I naively thought that all Americans feared the cops. It first starts as fear; it then morphs into hate. "Hands up."

Betsey Piette (2020-06-05). Racist Rizzo statue taken down. workers.org Philadelphia Philadelphia city officials removed the hated Frank Rizzo statue, long the target of demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy, during the night of June 3. Rizzo was Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor from 1972 to 1980. In both roles, Rizzo targeted Black activists, including . . . |

Ilana Cohen (2020-06-05). We Cannot Postpone Climate Talks Until 2021. thenation.com Lawmakers need to wake up: Climate change and the injustices it generates won't break for Covid-19. So the United Nations Climate Change Conference can't, either.

RT (2020-06-05). Male hormones behind BALDNESS could be cause of higher Covid-19 FATALITIES in MEN — research. rt.com Scientists now believe that androgens, the group of male hormones that also cause baldness, actually help the coronavirus to attack cells and could be a major factor in the higher number of male Covid-19 deaths worldwide. | Researchers in Madrid are investigating the interaction between these male sex hormones — such as testosterone — and the coronavirus in Covid-19 patients, with multiple studies already finding that bald men suffer worse cases of the disease than others. | "We think androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells," said Professor Carlos Wambie…

RT (2020-06-05). Paris denies that Guaido is hiding in French Embassy in Caracas as Venezuela demands he be handed over. rt.com France has rejected allegations that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has been holed up inside the nation's diplomatic mission in Caracas. Venezuelan authorities earlier labeled Guaido a "fugitive from justice." | "Juan Guaido is not at the French residence in Caracas. We have repeatedly confirmed this to the Venezuelan authorities," French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Agnes von der Muhll said. | Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza earlier claimed that Guaido, who was named 'interim president' by the opposition-controlled parliament last year, has been hiding inside the French Embassy, and deman…

RT (2020-06-05). Venezuelan FM says Guaido is holed up in French Embassy in Caracas, calls on Paris to 'hand over the fugitive'. rt.com Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken refuge at the French Embassy in the country's capital, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. Guaido previously sought to shoot down the rumors, insisting he is "with the people." | "We cannot enter the premises of any country's embassy whatsoever, in this case Spain or France," Arreaza said on Thursday, referring to both Guaido and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who fled to a Spanish diplomatic compound soon after a failed attempt to spark an insurrection in April 2019. Arreaza said this means that any arrest of the two men "is not possible." | We hop…

RT (2020-06-05). Forcing Chinese companies off United States exchanges will harm US interests — Beijing. rt.com Beijing said on Friday that forcing Chinese firms to retreat from Unites States stock exchanges would severely harm US interests. | Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also accused Washington of making "hasty generalizations" about China-based companies' accounting practices, Reuters reported. | The spokesman made the comments when asked about remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning American investors about alleged fraudulent accounting practices of China-based firms. | President Donald Trump issued a memorandum on Thursday calling for recommendations to be issued within two months to protect U…

RT (2020-06-05). George Floyd protests will be Covid-19 'seeding event,' CDC director warns while taking heat over pandemic response. rt.com CDC head Robert Redfield has faced wrath online after urging protesters to be tested for Covid-19 and lamenting that his agency's message is not getting through. He was reminded of the CDC's own clumsy response to the crisis. | During a congressional hearing on the government's handling of the pandemic on Thursday, Redfield told lawmakers he was "very concerned" that the CDC's message on the virus is not "resonating" with the public. He warned that crowded anti-police brutality demonstrations held in scores of cities over the last week could propel a spike in new cases. | "I do think there is a potential, unfo…

RT (2020-06-05). GRAPHIC VIDEO shows officers pushing protester, knocking him UNCONSCIOUS, then claim he 'tripped'. rt.com A chilling video captured an elderly protester being shoved to the ground by officers in Buffalo as they moved in to clear the area after the curfew. The man could be seen lying motionless while bleeding from his ear. | Graphic footage shows police officers swarming the area in front of City Hall in Buffalo, New York right after its 8pm curfew went into effect on Thursday. As police advance on protesters, a man with what looks like a smartphone in his hand approaches the officers leading the procession in an attempt to confront them. | WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO | Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man…

RT (2020-06-05). Erdogan cancels Turkey's weekend lockdown after public backlash but warns of rise in coronavirus cases. rt.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he had decided to cancel a weekend lockdown announced late on Thursday, following a public backlash. | The Interior Ministry said earlier that the stay-at-home order in 15 cities could help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, continuing the policy of weekend lockdowns. | Erdogan explained in a series of tweets on Friday that the government had to impose the weekend lockdown after daily new Covid-19 cases rose from around 700 to nearly 1,000. | "However, the reactions we received from our people pushed us to re-evaluate the decision," the president said,…

RT (2020-06-05). 'Dishonorable and unworthy' move: Moscow vows 'adequate response' to diplomats' expulsion from Czech Republic over 'poison plot'. rt.com The expulsion of two Russian diplomats over the imaginary Prague poisoning plot is a very hostile move, Russia's Foreign Ministry has said, warning the scandal is set to affect relations between the two countries. | "The Czech side has acted dishonorably and unworthily, taking this unfriendly step. Without any reason, the Czech authorities caused serious damage to Russian-Czech relations," the ministry said in a statement. | The actions of Prague will receive not only an adequate response, but will be also taken into account during formation of Russian policies towards the Czech Republic. | After weeks of unfo…

RT (2020-06-05). China urges Facebook to drop 'ideological bias' after it slaps warning labels on 'state-controlled media' pages. rt.com The Chinese government has accused Facebook of "ideological bias" after the social media giant announced plans to put warning labels on Chinese "state-controlled" media pages including Xinhua and CCTV. | The Chinese news agency and TV channel are among the outlets which Facebook has designated as "wholly or partially under editorial control of a state", based on the opinion of unnamed experts. Beijing criticized the change on Friday, saying social media platforms should not create obstacles for traditional media. | "We hope that the relevant social media platform can put aside the ideological bias and hold an…

RT (2020-06-05). Huge fire devastates Amazon warehouse & trucks in California (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com A fire ripped through an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California, with work trucks also set ablaze, briefly closing a nearby highway. | Video from the scene shows smoke billowing out of the fulfillment center, and fire engulfing multiple Amazon trailers and trucks outside the building. | Redlands – Major Fire 3rdAlarm The blaze was reported at 5: 50am local time. Firefighters have not reported any injuries from…

RT (2020-06-05). 'Basket of deplorables' 2.0? Biden claims up to 50 million Americans are 'not very good' people. rt.com Having called for Donald Trump to unify the country amidst George Floyd protests, Joe Biden referred to "10 to 15 percent" of Americans as "not very good people," a quote some have predicted will damage his campaign. | Biden made the comment during a virtual discussion that included 'Avengers' actor Don Cheadle. | "Do we want our kids — do we really think that this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don't think the vast majority of people think that. There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people. But that's not who we are," the former vic…

RT (2020-06-05). Gates dismisses 'bizarre' Covid-19 conspiracy theories as his impact on WHO, global health business increases. rt.com Bill Gates brushed off Covid-19 conspiracy theories about him wanting to track people through microchips just as he is poised to become the World Health Organization's biggest donor. | "It's almost hard to deny this stuff because it's so stupid or strange that even to repeat it gives it credibility," Gates said on numerous conspiracy theories swirling around him since the coronavirus crisis began and he became an outspoken champion for a vaccine. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just recently pledged $1.6 billion to vaccine alliance group Gavi, which will use the money to immunize children in poorer nat…

RT (2020-06-05). Twitter blasts Trump for saying it's a 'great day for George Floyd' after good US jobs numbers, but his words taken out of context. rt.com Twitter erupted in a rage after reports that Donald Trump said the murdered George Floyd would be "happy" about good US jobs figures. It turned out the president wasn't talking about jobs figures when he made the comment at all. | During remarks at the White House on Friday, Trump took time to boast about figures showing unemployment had fallen to 13.3 percent with 2.5 million jobs added in May, as the economy begins to rebound following the Covid-19 lockdown. | Many reporters on Twitter were then quick to share shortened versions of a clip in which Trump said Floyd was hopefully "looking down right now and sa…

RT (2020-06-05). VIDEO shows 'persons of interest' in murder of retired black cop David Dorn, 'killed by looters'. rt.com Police have released surveillance footage showing several individuals inside the ransacked pawn shop in St. Louis where retired police captain David Dorn was gunned down, deeming them "persons of interest" in the case. | Captured by several surveillance cameras inside the shop, the video shows a group of men snooping around the looted property around the time Dorn was killed. At least two of them appear to be armed, the footage shows. | RECOGNIZE THESE SUBJECTS? | They're persons of interest in the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn. | Anyone with info should call our Homicide Div directly @ 314-444-5371, or if y…

RT (2020-06-05). Twitter users blast Trump over out-of-context 'great day for George Floyd' quote. It was about 'equal justice,' not jobs numbers. rt.com Twitter erupted in a rage after reports that Donald Trump said the murdered George Floyd would be "happy" about good US jobs figures. It turned out the president wasn't talking about jobs figures when he made the comment at all. | During remarks at the White House on Friday, Trump took time to boast about figures showing unemployment had fallen to 13.3 percent with 2.5 million jobs added in May, as the economy begins to rebound following the Covid-19 lockdown. | Many reporters on Twitter were then quick to share shortened versions of a clip in which Trump said Floyd was hopefully "looking down right now and sa…

RT (2020-06-05). CCTV footage released by police shows armed people in looted shop near where black cop David Dorn was killed. rt.com Police have released surveillance footage showing several individuals inside the ransacked pawn shop in St. Louis where retired police captain David Dorn was gunned down, deeming them "persons of interest" in the case. | Captured by several surveillance cameras inside the shop, the video shows a group of men snooping around the looted property around the time Dorn was killed. At least two of them appear to be armed, the footage shows. | RECOGNIZE THESE SUBJECTS? | They're persons of interest in the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn. | Anyone with info should call our Homicide Div directly @ 314-444-5371, or if y…

RT (2020-06-05). Baltic states & Poland to open common borders next week — Lithuanian PM. rt.com Poland and the Baltic states will open their borders to each other next week, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Friday after a video conference with his Polish counterpart. | "We agreed that free movement between the Baltic states and Poland will be restored next week," Skvernelis said on his Facebook page following talks with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on easing coronavirus travel restrictions. | Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their common borders on May 15, creating the first 'travel bubble' within the European Union in a bid to jump-start stalled economies. | The Baltic countries…

RT (2020-06-05). Just 20% of coronavirus cases responsible for 80% of transmissions according to explosive new research. rt.com The latest research into so-called "superspreader events" could inform public policy across the world, to help fight the widely feared "second wave" of coronavirus infections, but without the need for strict lockdowns. | A "superspreader" is an infected person who transmits a virus to a large number of people. A growing body of evidence has found that superspreaders account for the vast majority of coronavirus transmissions. | In the latest

RT (2020-06-05). Covid-19 pandemic 'under control' in France — head of government advisory body. rt.com The spread of the coronavirus is currently "under control" in the country, the head of the French government's Covid-19 scientific advisory council, Jean-Francois Delfraissy, has said. | "There were tens of thousands new daily cases, roughly 80,000, in early March before the lockdown. Now we have an estimated 1,000 cases per day," Delfraissy told France Inter radio on Friday. | Earlier on Thursday, the Covid-19 Scientific Council, an ad hoc body headed by Delfraissy, released a paper outlining four possible scenarios of how the situation in the country could develop with social distancing measures gradually li…

RT (2020-06-05). Post-lockdown job recovery numbers are cooked, but not for the reason Paul Krugman & the never-Trumpers believe. rt.com The Trump administration has hailed new US jobs numbers showing a dip in sky-high unemployment rates as an economic victory, and the president's enemies are crying foul. They're right — but not for the reasons they think. | The president and his allies are hailing the addition of millions of jobs in Friday's report from the Department of Labor as a sign the US has reversed the economic death spiral that began when state governments forced entire industries to close their doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected the unemployment rate to spike from 14.

RT (2020-06-05). All residents in Singapore to get wearable virus contact tracing device — minister. rt.com Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to all of its 5.7 million residents, according to the minister in charge of the city-state's smart nation initiative. | "We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will… not depend on possession of a smartphone," Vivian Balakrishnan said on Friday. | The small device, which can be worn on the end of a lanyard or carried in a handbag, follows glitches with an earlier smartphone-based Bluetooth system. | Many experts have raised privacy concerns about contact tracing…

RT (2020-06-05). Spain rules out reopening borders to foreign tourists before July. rt.com Spain plans to further ease the coronavirus lockdown in its two biggest cities from Monday, but will not start reopening its borders to foreign tourists before July 1, according to the government. | Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Friday that some restrictions would be lifted in Madrid and Barcelona, which have so far lagged behind the rest of the country's easing program. | From Monday, bar and restaurant customers will be allowed to sit inside rather than on outdoor terraces, and children will be able to play outside at any time of day. | Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday that land borders…

RT (2020-06-05). 'They don't do that': Governor Cuomo denies NYPD brutalized peaceful protesters despite video evidence. rt.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo denied accusations that New York City police officers have used batons against people peacefully protesting against the death of George Floyd, even though multiple videos show them doing so. | During a press briefing on Thursday, Cuomo called the allegations "incendiary rhetoric," asking the reporter who brought them up: "Do you think there's any sensible police officer who believes their job is bludgeoning a peaceful person with a baton?" | "It's not a fact! It's not even an opinion! That is a hyper-partisan rhetorical attack!" he continued, adding that NYPD officers "don't do t…

RT (2020-06-05). ENTIRE emergency response team of Buffalo Police Department resigns over suspension of cops who pushed elderly protester. rt.com All 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team have quit their unit in protest after two officers were suspended without pay over their unprovoked attack on an elderly peaceful protester. | The officers resigned from their positions en masse on Friday after their colleagues were suspended without pay the previous night as a "show of support and disgust," local media The Erie County District Attorney is investigati…

RT (2020-06-05). 'Blanket lockdown' should end now, Trump says, touting '2 million vaccines ready' if they're declared safe. rt.com Donald Trump has called for an end to the "blanket lockdown" of US states, imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, and hailed the country's "tremendous" progress on finding a safe vaccine. | "We want the continued blanket lockdown to end," the US president said during remarks at the White House on Friday, suggesting that the liberal coastal states of California and New York should hurry up the process of reopening. He also praised Florida for easing restrictions sooner. | Trump claimed the country has "over 2 million" Covid-19 vaccine doses "ready to go" if they are approved as being safe. Top White House…

RT (2020-06-05). Arctic oil spill: Russian watchdog 'revealed violations' in Norilsk thermal power plant's operations in 2017. rt.com Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) revealed violations in the operation of tanks at the combined heat and power plant CHPP-3 in Norilsk, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region, in 2017, according to the SPARK database. During inspections in the fall of 2017, Rostechnadzor found irregularities in the operation of two tanks for fuel storage at the thermal power plant that belongs to the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company (NTEC), which is part of the Nornickel group. | The watchdog also said the company had failed to conduct repair work which had been planned earlier at…

RT (2020-06-05). Minneapolis mayor mocked for crying stunt at George Floyd's casket during memorial service. rt.com Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was kneeling and sobbing for a full minute at the casket of George Floyd during a memorial service in the city, but few are buying into the tears. | In a video that has now been widely circulated on social media, Frey can be seen — while wearing a protective mask against Covid-19 — on his knee beside the casket sobbing during the Thursday ceremony that was attended by high-profile politicians and activists, along with people who actually knew Floyd. | pic.twitter.com/lAyXZjmibR— Neizan (@PMDawnStan) RT (2020-06-05). Oxygen treatment: Russian doctors experimenting with PRESSURE CHAMBERS to defeat Covid-19. rt.com As the world researches vaccines and cures, it is no secret that defeating Covid-19 is everyone's top priority. In Moscow, some scientists are using a completely different, experimental technique: hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). | The procedure works by placing a patient in a pressure chamber and having them breathe in oxygen-rich air. In the chamber, air pressure is much higher than the body is used to, meaning the lungs can breathe in much more pure oxygen, speeding up natural healing processes. | "The procedure aims to avoid transferring the patient to an artificial lung ventilation apparatus," said Serge…

John Bachtell (2020-06-05). Nation mourns George Floyd as uprising against racism continues. peoplesworld.org Beneath the backdrop of unrelenting coast-to-coast multi-racial protests, six days of mourning began for George Floyd with a memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis. Mr. Floyd was murdered May 25 in a public extrajudicial racist police execution. Others joined in prayer, left flowers, cards, played music, and sang at a memorial created at …

Gareth Porter (2020-06-05). FBI launches open attack on 'foreign' alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy. thegrayzone.com Under FBI orders, Facebook and Google removed American Herald Tribune, an alternative site that publishes US and European writers critical…

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Rebellion against police exposes the haves and have-nots
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-06
Monica Moorehead delivered this talk as a panelist on a June 4 Workers World Party webinar "It is right to rebel against police terror." This rebellion has not only swept the U.S. but is electrifying the entire world, from Palestine to France to Iran to Africa. Every global sector of . . . | Continue reading Rebellion against police exposes the haves and have-nots at Workers.org
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Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street!
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-06
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is basking in the popularity of his meticulous Covid-19 news briefings and simultaneously predicting a pandemic-driven $61 billion state deficit over four years. Astonishingly, the Governor electronically rebates an existing tiny stock transfer sales tax back to Wall Street. This stock transfer sales tax, bringing in an estimated 13 to …
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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When did Venezuela's Economic Crisis begin?
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-06-06
The starting point for Venezuela's current depression has been the subject of some debate. It can get a bit technical, so I'll weigh in on it here. Looking at Real GDP Inflation adjusted (i.e. real) Gross Domestic Product (GDP ) is essentially a country's aggregate income. I say "essentially" because there is an adjustment that Read…
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Belt and Road: Can China's Silk Road Survive Coronavirus?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
China's priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a "debt …
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JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy
Elizabeth Woodworth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
Fifty years of research shows that three humane visions of global peace were thwarted by three covert assassinations. In each case eyewitness accounts were written out of history. In each case the "lone gunman" fiction denied society a true understanding of the deep politics of history…
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Police brutality protesters gather in Lansing and Grand Rapids
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
Grand Rapids, MI – Protesters gathered in several major Michigan cities last weekend, including Grand Rapids and Lansing, demanding justice for the Minneapolis Police Department's killing of George Floyd and for all victims of police brutality. | On Saturday, May 30, protesters in Grand Rapids gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for what was planned to be a silent march through the city. Instead, protesters crowded around the Grand Rapids Police Department shouting, "I can't breathe!" "No justice, no peace!" "Hands up! Don't shoot!" and "Say his name: George Floyd!" Thousands of people surrounded the building containin…
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Bhima Koregaon case: A comprehensive timeline
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-06
June 6 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of activists as part of the Elgar Parishad case in India. The case has been a dangerous instance of how dissent is being persecuted by India's current far-right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. | On June 6, 2018, five activists were arrested for allegedly having participated and organized a series of violent clashes following a mass mobilization in the city of Pune on December 31, 2017. While the violence that occured was carried out by Hindu right-wing groups, the police had constructed a narrative that those resp…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/06/bhima-kor…

Video: Let Us Free Ourselves From the Virus of War
Comité No Guerra no Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
The complete video produced by the Italian Committee No War No NATO, in collaboration with Global Research. Giulietto Chiesa's last words focussed on Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Information, and Freedom for Julian Assange.
globalresearch.ca/let-us-free-ourselves-…

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-06
Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier's shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-shoot-i…

Will U.S. troops be used against protesters?
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-06
June 5

Joe Biden secures Democratic presidential nomination
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-06
Joe Biden has officially clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, setting him up to meet Donald Trump for the leadership of a country beset by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest. Biden said in a statement: It was an honour to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party. | Biden has been his party's presumptive nominee since rival Bernie Sanders ended his campaign in April. But the former vice president's campaign had suffered setbacks with allegations o…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/06/0…

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links
Matt Kennard | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-06
The public deserves answers about the UK's new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/05/five-question…

More Australian war crimes exposed in Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The exposure of Ziauddin's killing highlights the years of coverups by successive Australian governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, of military abuses in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/afgh…

Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-06-06
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Corona "Global False Alarm", the Campaign against Racism and Neoliberalism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
"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 …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-neoliberalism…

Friday 6/5: Say No to Racism – Peaceful Solidarity Protest (Palo Alto)
Community | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
Greer Park | 1127 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883382…

Friday 6/5: Fire Jared Yuen – One Week After Peaceful Protest (San José)
JH | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
San José City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883382…

Saturday 6/6: Peaceful Protest and March: King Plaza Palo Alto
Silence is Violence | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
In front of Palo Alto City Hall in MLK Jr. Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883383…

Ilhan Omar takes heat after backing call to disband Minneapolis police & replace with 'non-violent' alternative
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has joined a growing call to disband the Minneapolis police force, arguing it is "beyond reform" after the killing of George Floyd. Critics have pilloried the suggestion as dangerous and "asinine." | The congresswoman took to Twitter on Friday to endorse an op-ed penned by a Minneapolis councilman, which urged the dissolution of the city's police department and "start fresh" after years of failed efforts at reform. Such improvements are impossible under a "system that is rotten," Omar said. | The Minnea…
rt.com/usa/491007-omar-disband-police-cr…

George Floyd protest is 'for the benefit' of 'democratic struggles' abroad, says US group known for promoting regime change
rt.com | 2020-06-06
The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. | Also on rt.com | | America masterminded 'color revolutions' around the world. Now the very same techniques are being used at home | In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, which, while originally peaceful, spiralled into violence, wreck…
rt.com/usa/491008-ned-endorses-protests-…

TEXAS CHAINSAW counter-protester: Man arrested after confronting demonstrators with infamous 'massacre' weapon (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-06
A chainsaw-wielding Texan has been detained after threatening a group of demonstrators with his lumber-cutting mechanical tool. Thankfully, the altercation did not devolve into Hollywood-inspired violence. | A small group of seemingly peaceful protesters in McAllen, Texas briefly found themselves in a real-life slasher film, after a man with a chainsaw rushed at them while shouting profanities. | Footage of the bizarre incident shows a man pointing the deadly tool at protesters as he shouts at them. | "Move! Go home!" he yells above his roaring chainsaw. | He then uses a racial slur while warning against prote…
rt.com/usa/491014-texas-chainsaw-protest…

Texas CHAINSAW counter-protester: Man arrested after confronting demonstrators with infamous 'massacre' weapon (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-06
A chainsaw-wielding Texan has been detained after threatening a group of demonstrators with his lumber-cutting mechanical tool. Thankfully, the altercation did not devolve into Hollywood-inspired violence. | A small group of seemingly peaceful protesters in McAllen, Texas briefly found themselves in a real-life slasher film, after a man with a chainsaw rushed at them while shouting profanities. | Footage of the bizarre incident shows a man pointing the deadly tool at protesters as he shouts at them. | "Move! Go home!" he yells above his roaring chainsaw. | He then uses a racial slur while warning against prote…
rt.com/usa/491014-texas-chainsaw-protest…

Judge BLOCKS Denver police from using tear gas & plastic bullets on 'peaceful' protesters
rt.com | 2020-06-06
A federal judge in Denver has barred police from using tear gas, plastic bullets, and any projectiles against demonstrators, saying the threat to protesters' physical safety and free speech outweighs the threat to property. | R. Brooke Jackson, a US district court judge in Colorado, has granted a temporary restraining order against the Denver Police Department and those assisting local officers in suppressing the protests that have rocked the city in the case of four plaintiffs who acc…
rt.com/usa/491012-denver-police-ban-tear…

American Oil Company Chevron's Crude Cargo Gets Embroiled In US Anti-Venezuela Sanctions
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
The day before, Reuters reported, citing unnamed US officials that the US Department of the Treasury was considering sanctioning more than 40 foreign oil tankers over their alleged involvement in the oil trade with Venezuela, which has been sanctioned by the US in its efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
sputniknews.com/business/202006061079537…

Egyptian President Announces Cairo's New Peace Initiative for Libya Including Ceasefire
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
CAIRO (Sputnik) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi announced on Saturday Cairo's peace initiative for Libya that envisages ceasefire and conditions for a political settlement of the conflict.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020060610795…

Italian communists to Freedom Road Socialist Organization: 'Fronte Popolare is at your side'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | Dear comrades of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, | In these days of pain, pride and struggle, Fronte Popolare is at your side. Our organization is supportive of those who are fighting for the dignity and rights of all women and men. The results of the mass uprising that exploded with the murder of George Floyd by a racist policeman are of decisive importance not only for American society and for the redemption of the nationalities and oppressed communities that make it up, but for…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/5/italian-c…

Italian communists to Freedom Road Socialist Organization: 'Fronte Popolare is at your side'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | Dear comrades of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, | In these days of pain, pride and struggle, Fronte Popolare is at your side. Our organization is supportive of those who are fighting for the dignity and rights of all women and men. The results of the mass uprising that exploded with the murder of George Floyd by a racist policeman are of decisive importance not only for American society and for the redemption of the nationalities and oppressed communities that make it up, but for…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/5/italian-commu…

Protester explains how he was brutally assaulted by Secret Service officials in Washington, D.C
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The demonstrator explained how federal officials provoked and then assaulted peaceful demonstrators outside the White House last weekend as protests against police brutality swept the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/brut…

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Wins Legal Victory
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
On the morning of June 3, four U.S. citizens from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) who engaged in a two-week-long standoff with right-wing Venezuelan exile hooligans and members of Juan Guaidó's coup administration entered a plea agreement with the U.S. government. | The chief Judge for the U.S. District Court District of Columbia, Beryl Howell, sentenced David Paul, Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, and Adrienne Pine to six months of probation and fines totaling $750 each. Additionally, Judge Howell ordered the four defendants to stay away from the building which formally served as Venezuela's emb…
popularresistance.org/venezuelan-embassy…

Keith Ellison and politicians: We demand justice for George and all victims of police crimes!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
St. Paul, MN – On Friday, June 5, the day after the Minneapolis memorial for George Floyd, and two days after all of his killers were finally charged for his murder, the building that houses the office of state Attorney General Keith Ellison was shut down by some 3000 protesters who came to demand more than charges in this single case. Organized by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J), they called for re-opening all the cases of police homicide that district attorneys have failed to prosecute in counties across the state, and for community control of police to bring an end to police crimes agains…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/6/keith-ellison…

US autoworkers denounce police violence, Trump's moves to impose military dictatorship
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The multi-ethnic, multi-racial protests against the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have evoked widespread sympathy among autoworkers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/auto…

Keith Ellison and politicians: We demand justice for George and all victims of police crimes!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
St. Paul, MN – On Friday, June 5, the day after the Minneapolis memorial for George Floyd, and two days after all of his killers were finally charged for his murder, the building that houses the office of state Attorney General Keith Ellison was shut down by some 3000 protesters who came to demand more than charges in this single case. Organized by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J), they called for re-opening all the cases of police homicide that district attorneys have failed to prosecute in counties across the state, and for community control of police to bring an end to police crimes agains…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/6/keith-ell…

Brazil's President Bolsonaro calls demonstrators "terrorists," threatens military repression
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
Gen. Hamilton Mourà£o viciously attacked protests against the murder of George Floyd and social inequality, calling for the arrest of demonstrators.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/bras…

Mass protests erupt across Canada against police brutality and Trump
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
Protesters denounce Canadian police brutality and racism, following the US police murder of George Floyd.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/capr…

"I Can't Breathe" The George Floyd Protests with the Blacktivist Des Mims; Rev. Wanika K. Stephens and Kulwa Apara | Along the Line Ep.92
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-06
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore George Floyd protests with the Blacktivist Des Mims; Rev. Wanika K. Stephens and Kulwa Apara, Along The…
projectcensored.org/i-cant-breathe-the-g…

The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
Hundreds of thousands of people have joined demonstrations in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/pers…

Don't Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State
Natalie Shure | commondreams.org | 2020-06-06
Some of the highest risks for Covid-19 spread have been imposed by police. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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San Rafael Says "Say Their Names"
Downtown Protest | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
28 names on a cardboard sign…Black Americans murdered by police. There are many many more, protesters lamented.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883384…

Police kill unarmed 22-year-old man in Vallejo, California
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
The Vallejo, California Police Department has a well-established track record of brutality and murder. | On Tuesday, June 2, Vallejo police gunned down an unarmed 22-year old whose last text sent was one asking his sisters to sign a petition protesting the police murder of George Floyd.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883386…

'We're coming to get you out of the White House': NBA champion sends warning to Trump amid George Floyd protests
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Former basketball star Stephen Jackson promised US President Donald Trump that he will not be re-elected this fall as protests against police brutality hit all of the states and receive support from overseas. | "I'm making you a promise, you will not be in the White House come November. You will not be reelected, I'm telling you now," Jackson, who won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003, said in a video posted on Instagram. | "We're coming to get you out of the White House," he said. | Jackson earlier told the media that he became a close friend of George Floyd years ago as they both grew…
rt.com/usa/491031-jackson-trump-floyd-pr…

Biden hits delegate target to cement Democratic nomination after gaffe-prone campaign as protests overshadow election
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Former Vice President Joe Biden has become the Democratic presidential nominee for 2020, scoring enough delegates to secure the nomination despite a string of embarrassing gaffes and major distractions from the race. | Also on rt.com | | Biden apologizes for telling black DJ he 'ain't black,' but his supporters were already making excuses for him | Though a number of contests remain in this year's primary season, Biden reached the threshold for his party's nomination on Friday night, winning support from 1,993 delegates, according to the Associated Press."
rt.com/usa/491010-biden-nomination-deleg…

Open Letter: African Writers In Solidarity With African Americans
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
We support the protests in the United States and across the world as our people demand justice for any and all racial killings whether by police or civilians. We are aware that these are not quiet protests. We do not expect it and neither should the United States of America. The killings were not done quietly. The police brutality and state sanctioned murders were done loudly with no fear of consequences from those who perpetrated them. | We acknowledge the African Union's condemnation of the United States government's continual terrorism towards African-Americans. We believe that the African Union can and should…
popularresistance.org/open-letter-africa…

The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes
Joht Singh Chandan, Deepiksana Keerthy, Dawit Tefra Zemedikun, Kelvin Okoth, Krishna Margadhamane Gokhale, Karim Raza, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Julie Taylor, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Background: Childhood maltreatment is a global public health issue linked to a vast mortality and morbidity burden. This study builds on current literature to explore the risk of developing central sensitivity syndromes (CSS) (consisting of somatic and visceral pain syndromes) subsequent to childhood maltreatment exposure.Methods: A retrospective population based open cohort study using the UK primary care database, 'The Health Improvement Network,' between 1st January 1995-31st December 2018. 80,657 adult patients who had experienced childhood maltreatment or maltreatment related concerns (exposed patients) were…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30136-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Salient lessons from Russia's COVID-19 outbreak
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Alexander Myasnikov, Russia's COVID-19 information chief, said in mid-April that it would be "impossible" for Russians to get the virus, estimating the probability of extensive spread in Russia at "0 ∑0%". This hubris has been sorely exposed. As of June 2, Russia has 423‚Äà186 cases, the third most in the world, while relatively few deaths from COVID-19 (5031) have been recorded. The rapid spread of the epidemic in Russia has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the health system, and presents the traditionally strong Russian leadership with a new challenge.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31280-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Indigenous populations: left behind in the COVID-19 response
Kaitlin Curtice, Esther Choo | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Scholar Annie Belcourt described Native American populations in the USA as having lives that are "challenging and short". Globally, across countries and populations, Indigenous peoples face a greater burden of disease than non-Indigenous peoples, including cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and have higher infant and maternal mortality and lower life expectancy. Their health is impacted by epigenetic stressors of generational oppression and violence, including disproportionate numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women, lower educational attainment, and persistent poverty.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31242-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: COVID-19 and the ethics of memory
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Lockdowns are lifting. Lives are returning. And livelihoods are being gradually reclaimed. Very tentatively, societies are beginning to put the pandemic behind them. There are understandable fears of flare-ups. In the UK, several scientists who advise government are warning that ending strict home curfews is premature. There are still about 2000 new cases of infection being diagnosed daily in the UK (the figure in Italy is around 500) and the test, trace, and isolate system remains incomplete. According to WHO, total confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now approaching 6 million globally, with almost 400‚Ä&…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31279-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Healthier societies for healthy populations
Healthier Societies for Healthy Populations Group | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
The COVID-19 pandemic makes the importance of health and wellbeing clear. The pandemic's implications for societies are far reaching. Yet the response to this pandemic and the creation and promotion of health and wellbeing require action beyond the health sector–and beyond the usual ways of working in global health. Governments are not adequately tackling inequality, ongoing economic crises, or continuing environmental damage, which undermines the health of current and future generations. For example, tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets, air pollution, and insufficient physical exercise contribute to m…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31039-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] COVID-19 vaccine development pipeline gears up
Asher Mullard | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Vaccine makers are racing to develop COVID-19 vaccines, and have advanced ten candidates into clinical trials. But challenges remain. Asher Mullard reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31252-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Journal of a plague year
Phil Withington | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year is one of the best single accounts of an epidemic written in English. Published anonymously in 1722 as a contribution to public debates about the prospect of plague reaching Britain from the French port of Marseilles, it takes the form of the literary memoir by "H.F." during London's "great plague" of 1665. The sources for the memoir and its status as fact or fiction are complicated. Defoe clearly had strong opinions, informed by continental initiatives, about how societies and people should respond to plague and he used Restoration London as a place to rehearse them.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31243-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] Neuropathy, encephalopathy, status epilepticus, and acute intermittent porphyria
Mohamed Ahmed Ahmed, Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Fatma R Elkafrawy, Karim Ziada | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
A 23-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in status epilepticus–he had been having repeated episodes of generalised tonic-clonic seizures without gaining consciousness between them. He was in a wheelchair. He was intubated and the seizures were controlled with midazolam and he was then transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). On examination his blood pressure (BP) was 220/110 mm Hg, and his heart rate was 120 beats per min. He was given labetalol and his blood pressure lowered.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31045-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Regenerative medicine: challenges and opportunities
Giulio Cossu, Robin Fears, George Griffin, Volker ter Meulen | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
In 2018, the Lancet Commission on stem cells and regenerative medicine1 reported how, despite an exponential growth in experimental therapies, there had been limited clinical uptake. Regenerative medicine comprises various novel approaches such as cell and gene therapy that have produced life-saving therapies for a few genetic diseases affecting blood or skin. Enthusiasm about the broad potential of regenerative medicine led to a gap between expectations and the realities of translating technologies into clinical practice.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31250-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Review] Quality of primary health care in China: challenges and recommendations
Xi Li, Harlan M Krumholz, Winnie Yip, Kar Keung Cheng, Jan De Maeseneer, Qingyue Meng, Elias Mossialos, Chuang Li, Jiapeng Lu, Meng Su, Qiuli Zhang, Dong Roman Xu, Liming Li, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Richard Peto, Jing Li, Zengwu Wang, Hongbing Yan, Runlin Gao, Somsak Chunharas, Xin Gao, Raniero Guerra, Huijie Ji, Yang Ke, Zhigang Pan, Xianping Wu, Shuiyuan Xiao, Xinying Xie, Yujuan Zhang, Jun Zhu, Shanzhu Zhu, Shengshou Hu | thelancet.com | 2020-06-06
China has substantially increased financial investment and introduced favourable policies for strengthening its primary health care system with core responsibilities in preventing and managing chronic diseases such as hypertension and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, widespread gaps in the quality of primary health care still exist. In this Review, we aim to identify the causes for this poor quality, and provide policy recommendations. System challenges include: the suboptimal education and training of primary health-care practitioners, a fee-for-service payment s…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30122-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Slain Palestinian's Home, Mourning Tents Invaded by Israeli Police in Jerusalem
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-06
Israeli police, on Thursday evening, invaded the home and mourning tent of Palestinian martyr, Eyad al-Hallaq, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that the Israeli police searched the family home and mourning tent, showing grave disrespect, and provoking confrontations with locals, …
imemc.org/article/slain-palestinians-hom…

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-06
Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday's prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land …
imemc.org/article/muslim-worshipers-perf…

Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-06
Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/06/julian-gi…

Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory should be the hope and strength in being together"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-06
Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/06/julian-gi…

The real looters pocketed $11.7 billion
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-06-06
Who are the real looters? They wear elegant business suits, not hoodies or jeans. They dine at fancy restaurants, not hotdog stands. They hang out in boardrooms, not on street corners. Bankers Get Out of Jail Free Monopoly They don't rob banks. They ARE the banks. They are the U.S. . . . | Continue reading The real looters pocketed $11.7 billion at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49143/?utm_source=rs…

Organizing against police brutality in Boston
| workers.org | 2020-06-06
By Queen-Cheyenne and Leighsandra Sheppard This talk was jointly read at the June 4 Workers World Party webinar on "It is right to rebel against police terror." Before we begin, we just want to inform everyone that we will be discussing police and military violence and our experiences on the . . . | Continue reading Organizing against police brutality in Boston at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49138/?utm_source=rs…

The COVID-19 Exposure
John Morrissey | zcomm.org | 2020-06-06
We must renew efforts to document the rapacious and unsustainable destructiveness of the capitalist web of life, and we must argue convincingly for other ways of living…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-covid-19-expos…

As the world approaches 7 million cases of COVID-19, the pandemic casts a broader net
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
While governments move to open their economies there will be over 7 million cases and over 400,000 deaths by the end of the weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/viru…

The Tests: The Achilles Heel of the COVID-19 House of Cards
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
"The tool is not the problem, it's what we do with it." |

From George Floyd back to the structural violence of capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-06
Across the country–in city after city–the people have erupted in righteous indignation to George Floyd's recorded lynching. His extrajudicial murder set off a rebellion that had been primed by the highly publicized white-vigilante murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the botched, "no-knock" police raid that killed Breonna Taylor in her bed.
mronline.org/2020/06/06/from-george-floy…

The Truth Behind the Murder of Robert F. Kennedy: Conspiracy and Cover-up
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
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…

China's Message to Donald: What Do You Want from Us?
Lin Liangduo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
Translated from Chinese for Global Research. | Enough is enough. Enough hypocrisy for this one world. | What do you want from us, anyway? What Do You Really Want from Us? | When we were the sick man of Asia, we were called …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-message-to-dona…

German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as 'A Global False Alarm'
Daniele Pozzati | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
Germany's federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from Germany's Ministry of the Interior. | | Wir machen unsere Leser auf die Zusammenfassung dieses wichtigen durchgesickerten Berichts aufmerksam, der …
globalresearch.ca/german-official-leaks-…

Politics and Corruption at the World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
This article, translated from French, was written prior to the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic outbreak | *** | The WHO [OMS in French] is the World Health Organisation. 'WHO' in English

The Slippery Slope to Despotism: Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
"You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally …
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UK: After the clapping stops–The way forward for NHS workers
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
Things came to a head last week because it has become impossible for the government to maintain the charade of unity behind "our carers."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/clap…

Not So Young, Gifted, and Black
Simone L. Ward | zcomm.org | 2020-06-06
It is time to put words into action. Don't ask what you should do. Just do something. This is the information age. There is no excuse for inaction…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/not-so-young-gifte…

Plummeting vaccinations in the US and globally put millions of children at risk
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
WHO experts warn that at least 80 million of the world's children under the age of one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio due to a massive decrease in routine immunizations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/decl…

Don't believe the hype: Unemployment increased in May
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
San José, CA – Corporate-owned media is blaring that the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May to 13.3%, from 14.7% in April. This was far better than even the most optimistic economist expected and even led to at least one to declare that "the recession is over." Well, when something is too good to be true, it usually isn't true. | This report flies in the face of all the other reports on the job market in May. The Labor Department's own report on continuing unemployment insurance claims, including regular state unemployment insurance, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the federal Pandemic…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/5/don-t-believe…

Don't believe the hype: Unemployment increased in May
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-06
San José, CA – Corporate-owned media is blaring that the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May to 13.3%, from 14.7% in April. This was far better than even the most optimistic economist expected and even led to at least one to declare that "the recession is over." Well, when something is too good to be true, it usually isn't true. | This report flies in the face of all the other reports on the job market in May. The Labor Department's own report on continuing unemployment insurance claims, including regular state unemployment insurance, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the federal Pandemic…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/5/don-t-bel…

Trump hails dubious May jobless report to boost stock market, back-to-work drive
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
An unexpected decline in the unemployment rate in May is being used by the White House to declare the pandemic-fueled economic crisis over.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/usjo…

Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-06
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Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California's Environmental Racism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-06
This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.
therealnews.com/columns/climate-crisis-b…

First Person: Collecting the 'Book of Life' for coral reefs
news.un.org | 2020-06-06
With the climate crisis threatening coral reefs around the world, a researcher in Hawaii is part of a team pioneering new techniques to preserve living coral sperm and larvae, and ultimately save the biodiversity and genetic diversity of coral reefs not just in Hawaii but across the world.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

UK: Prime Minister's Questions reveals Labour's complicity in Tory back-to-school campaign
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
Every capitalist party in the world is working on behalf of the corporations to impose a reckless return to "the new normal."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/star…

Collaborations with Grenfell Tower Inquiry must end after corporate witnesses granted legal immunity
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The attorney general announced that any statements given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by companies cannot be used as evidence against them in a future prosecution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/gren…

Over 20,000 tons of diesel spilled in Russian arctic river
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The catastrophe on the Ambarnaya underlies the dangers bound up with the "new scramble for the Arctic" by the major powers and corporations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/arct…

The Shallow Deep-State Goes Deeper as It Moves Toward Martial Law
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-06
I am not trying to be cute and play with words. That title is meant to convey what it says, so let me explain. The people who own the United States and their allies around the world have a plan. It is so simple that it is extremely devious. Their plan has been in operation …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-shallow-d…

Scientists Call For 'Urgent' Action to Prevent 'Probable' Second Coronavirus Outbreak
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
Calls for a public inquiry into Boris Johnson's widely criticised handling over the Covid-19 pandemic are picking up steam, with some arguing that if such action is not taken, the UK risks an even higher death toll.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006061079538249-UK…

Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883384…

How to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-06
Are you considering rescheduling travel that you put off because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Maybe you have work or family obligations that require you to travel. Yet worries about safe travel and lodging are holding you back. Get the facts about your travel options and learn how to protect yourself if you must travel. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/6-…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How information technology helps in the COVID-19 response
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-06
During to the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking and distance learning has become a necessity. The new normal means many people needed technology to do their jobs, and that is certainly true at Mayo Clinic. Information technology (IT) has aided Mayo Clinic during the pandemic in two significant ways. One, thousands of employees moved out of their offices …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

How to safely go to your doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-06
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…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expedited breast cancer treatment
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-06
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn't stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete their surgery and radiation …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Unanswered Questions Drive Convalescent Plasma Research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-06
Kari Houser donating convalescent plasma On Saturday, March 14, in southwest Wisconsin, a woman was working in her yard, raking and clearing the first spring weeds. She coughed a bit during the day, and felt some achiness in her lower back, some fatigue. It was in the high 30s that day, but she was warm …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/un…

Pakistan appoints special envoy to Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat as its special ambassador to Afghanistan following spearheaded efforts to start intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at ending Washington's longest war in neighboring Afghanistan.Mohammad Sadiq Khan, who had served as Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2014, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi soon after the announcement of his new assignment in capital Islamabad, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.Khan, a former spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, would play "an effective role in strengthening ties" between the two neighboring cou…
yenisafak.com/en/news/pakistan-appoints-…

Iran's death toll from pandemic surpasses 8,200
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Iran on Saturday confirmed 75 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,209. | A further 2,269 people tested positive for the virus, raising the overall count to 169,425, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | Jahanpour said 130,300 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,578 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.06 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | The country continued seeing an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especia…
yenisafak.com/en/world/irans-death-toll-…

Iraq parliament makes Ihsan Ismail oil minister: lawmakers
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Iraq's parliament on Saturday approved Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail as oil minister, lawmakers said.The parliament also approved the nomination of several other ministers including foreign, trade, justice and culture.Ismail is the chief of Iraq's state-run Basra Oil Company.
yenisafak.com/en/news/iraq-parliament-ma…

Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Italy hopes other EU countries will reopen their borders to Italian citizens on June 15, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, as coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased.Italy – which has the world's fourth-highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States, Britain and Brazil – opened its doors to other EU citizens on June 3, but most European countries are still largely off-limits for Italian nationals."June 15 is an important date for many of our citizens," Di Maio told a news conference during a visit to neighbouring Slovenia.Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar told the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/italy-hopes-eu-na…

Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order.Cafes, restaurants and other facilities had reopened on Monday as infection rates slowed and restrictions on intercity travel had been lifted as the infection rate slowed.On Saturday, people flooded beaches and shores in Istanbul, and hundreds queued to get into parks. Others bought ice cream in the warm weather – under new hygiene rules. In the capital, Ankara, daytrippers caused traffic jams."The last time I was here was 70…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turks-stream-out-f…

Libyan speaker meets Haftar in Egypt
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks Saturday in Cairo with Speaker of east Libya-based parliament Aquila Saleh and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to an Egyptian presidential spokesman. | Bassam Radi said the talks came as "Libya's security is considered an extension of Egypt's national security, in addition to the impact of the current Libyan situation on the regional and international scene". | Speaking at a press conference following the talks, al-Sisi said he agreed with Saleh and Haftar to launch a political initiative to resolve the conflict in Libya. | The initiative, al-Sisi said, calls fo…
yenisafak.com/en/world/libyan-speaker-me…

Libyan army liberates Wadi Wishka, moves to Sirte
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
The Libyan army on Saturday liberated Wadi Wishka area near the eastern city of Sirte from militias of warlord Khalifa …
yenisafak.com/en/news/libyan-army-libera…

Libyan army liberates Wadi Wishka, moves to Sirte
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
The Libyan army on Saturday liberated Wadi Wishka area near the eastern city of Sirte from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, a military spokesman said. | "Our forces managed to seize control of Wadi Wishka area and are advancing towards Buerat, 95 km from Sirte ," Ibrahim Beit al-Mal told Anadolu Agency. | Earlier Saturday, the Libyan army launched a military operation, code-named "Path of Victory", to capture the cities of Sirte and Jufra and the towns of Wadi Wishka, Buerat, Jarif and Qasr Abu Haid from Haftar's forces. | The move came one day after the army liberated the strategic city of Tarhuna

Libyan army launches operation to retake Sirte, Jufra
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
The Libyan army launched a military operation on Saturday to liberate cities in eastern and central Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar. | In a statement, military spokesman Abdel-Hadi Dara said the operation, code-named "Path of Victory", aims to liberate the cities of Sirte and Jufra and the towns of Wadi Wishka, Buerat, Jarif and Qasr Abu Haid from Haftar's forces. | He said warplanes struck two military vehicles belonging to Haftar south of Wadi Wishka. | For his part, army spokesman Mohammed Kanunu said government forces have been ordered to advance towards Wadi Wishka and Sirte. | He said Libyan w…
yenisafak.com/en/world/libyan-army-launc…

Warsaw hopes some US troops based in Germany will be moved to Poland
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he hoped that some of the U.S. troops that are set to be removed from Germany will be reassigned to Poland.U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. The move would reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany by 9,500 troops from the 34,500 troops that are currently permanently assigned there."I deeply hope that as a result of the many talks that we had … part of the troops based today in Germany which are being removed by the United States … will inde…
yenisafak.com/en/world/warsaw-hopes-some…

Qatar blockade enters fourth year: Timeline
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in hopes of making it comply with a long list of demands. | The four states accuse Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation vociferously denied by Qatar, describing the Saudi-led embargo as a violation of international law. | Over the past three years, Kuwait has been trying to resolve the rift, but without success so far. | Here is a timeline of landmark dates since the crisis started. | April 20, 2017 | The first of 13 Op-eds appears in U…
yenisafak.com/en/news/qatar-blockade-ent…

Ireland's phased plan to ease coronavirus lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Ireland has announced a revised schedule for gradually re-opening the economy over the coming months, speeding the easing of coronavirus restrictions.These are the measures planned in each of the remaining phases of the plan, which will be reviewed if there is a spike in the number of infections, hospital admissions or deaths.Phase 2: From June 8- Allow for people to travel within their own county, or up to 20 km from their homes, whichever is greater- A maximum of six people will be able to meet with each other indoors- All retail outlets can open (shopping centres to open June 15)- Public libraries a…
yenisafak.com/en/world/irelands-phased-p…

Moscow's annual book fair draws crowds despite coronavirus curbs
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Hundreds of Moscow residents flocked to an open-air book fair in Red Square on Saturday, though some publishing houses opted to stay away as city authorities keep most coronavirus restrictions in place.Organisers of the annual book fair, which was attended by 300,000 people last year, have implemented numerous measures to stem the spread of the virus – with chairs spaced one metre apart and temperature checks at the entrance."You either mourn that the industry is in crisis or go and take part in the book fair with all the precautions in place," said Natalia Eihwald from the Kompas-Gid children's publishing house,…
yenisafak.com/en/world/moscows-annual-bo…

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 407 to 183,678
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 407 to 183,678, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.The reported death toll rose by 33 to 8,646, the tally showed.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germanys-confirme…

Egypt's Sisi announces new Libya initiative with eastern-based leaders
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-06
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new initiative for Libya on Saturday alongside east Libya-based leaders, which proposes an elected leadership council and a ceasefire starting on June 8.Speaking alongside Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and eastern parliament head Aguila Saleh in Cairo, Sisi said the agreement included a call for negotiations in Geneva and the exit of all foreign fighters from Libya.
yenisafak.com/en/news/egypts-sisi-announ…

Australian government hands more cash to big business as recession deepens
wsws.org | 2020-06-06
The slump began before the main COVID-19 pandemic restrictions commenced, and has led to the greatest loss of livelihoods since the 1930s Great Depression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/06/econ…

Selected Articles: The Corona "Global False Alarm"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-06
Israel Is, Like the US, Prime Target for New Mass Uprising | By Michael Jansen, June 05, 2020 | Having announced he would begin the process to annex portions of the occupied Palestinian West Bank on July 1, he must be …
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A Cult of Death
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-06
I do not believe that a nation dies save by suicide. To the very last every problem is a problem of will; and if we will we can be whole. | G.K. Chesterton | I | It is not easy to comment on the period we are now living through. While most discussion is limited to news accounts and medical bulletins focused on a disease supposedly in circulation since the start of the year, a few more forward-looking critics are daring to report on the alleged mismanagement of the related emergency. In any case, it is already clear that the reactions and opinions triggered by the viral pathology, on which debate is strictly fixed…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/06/cu…

The Battle of Moscow
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-06
The Battle of Moscow was the first strategic defeat of the German army on the ground during the World War II. Moscow became the first capital city in continental Europe not to be captured as a result of German offensive.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/06/th…

The arrests of officers in the George Floyd murder is part of pacification campaign
WeCopwatch | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
What we have been seeing the last couple days is the beginning of a pacification campaign. Police violence is growing an uncontrollable and leaderless movement and now that the rabbit has the gun, the state is working on overdrive to pacify a popular rebellion before it creates space for substantial change. This campaign is layered and we must pay attention as:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883380…

Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC)
Poor Peoples Campaign & partners | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
Online livstream…
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100,000 Covid19 deaths later, USA empire blames China instead
DLI | indybay.org | 2020-06-06
After getting lots of info and warnings on then emerging global Covid19 pandemic in January & February, the USA ruling elite chose to ignore and sidestep best practice measures to combat the impending disaster. Instead, both White House and Congress continued bipartisan bickering, in addition to simply blaming China and the WHO for not getting the word out sooner. This is the typical m.o. of a serial global bully, who offers nothing but wild criticism of others while doing nothing to resolve urgent problems.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/04/1883380…

WHO's next? Quitting UN health body is an option unless it stops being 'partisan' & 'political', Brazil's Bolsonaro says
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Shortly after the WHO warned Latin America that lifting lockdowns would be premature, President Bolsonaro threatened to consider quitting the "partisan" entity. It comes as Brazil's Covid-19 cases surges past 600,000. | "I'm telling you right now, the United States left the [World Health Organization], and we're studying that [possibility], in the future," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told journalists Friday. Eith…
rt.com/news/491013-brazil-considers-leav…

As UK braces for post-lockdown 'crime tsunami,' some turn to TRAINED DOGS for security
rt.com | 2020-06-06
The UK is bracing for a crime wave, with unemployment soaring and US riots on every screen. But unlike Americans, Brits cannot own guns

The Heat: Political Unrest in U.S. Amid Upbeat Economic News
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-06
Amid civil unrest and a global pandemic, some positive news in the United States, the economy adding 2.5 million jobs.
america.cgtn.com/2020/06/06/the-heat-pol…

Iranians know very well chief of well-dressed terrorists in White House
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

'Funfair' goes to Palm Springs film festival
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Iranian Parl. attacked by US-backed terrorists in 2017: Mousavi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Iran's 'foreign trade council' established to boost non-oil goods exports
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Iran, Spain stress police diplomacy relations
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

German envoy to Iran to tender his resignation: report
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Pres. Rouhani felicitates Sweden on National Day
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Michael White expelled due to disease exacerbation, human rights considerations: Iranian official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Iran registers 2269 new COVID-19 infections, 75 deaths
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

US has no right to initiate anything under UNSCR 2231: Iran UN envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Iran can supply agricultural needs by implementing crop pattern: FAO expert
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Neor Lake in Ardabil Prov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
ARDEBIL, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Agreement between OPEC members 'goes ahead' as predicted: Zanganeh
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Responding to US president pointless, wrong: expert
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Al-Kazemi's cabinet completed after parliament's vote of confidence
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Desert locust to fuel hunger in Asia, Pacific: FAO
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Tehran, Barcelona mull over technological experiences in battling COVID-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

11 security personnel killed in Afghanistan bomb blast
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA)

On the Brink? Western Countries Launch New Anti-China Alliance
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
With tensions continuing to boil between China and the West over a host of security and economic issues, the latter has decided to ramp up the confrontation to a new level.
sputniknews.com/world/202006061079537372…

'Beware of the Dog': Secrets of Ancient Pompeii Mosaic Laid Bare by Archaeologist
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
As archaeologist Bethany Hughes explained, the mosaic in question served as the inspiration for "millions of modern doormats".
sputniknews.com/science/2020060610795375…

US Media Calls Russia's Mysterious Khabarovsk-Class Sub Potential 'Defining Submarine of 2020'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-06
In addition to being a major component of Russia's overall naval doctrine, submarines are of crucial importance to the country's nuclear triad, with their silent operations lurking under the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic and Pacific guaranteeing a strategic response in the event of an enemy first strike.
sputniknews.com/military/202006061079537…

More Than 17,000 Troops In 23 States And DC Activated
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
The National Guard has drastically increased its response to unrest sweeping America over what prosecutors say was the murder of a handcuffed black man by Minneapolis police. There are now more than 17,000 National Guard troops in 23 states and the District of Columbia have been activated to help quell the unrest. | That's more than a three-fold increase in just over a day. | "The hardest mission we do is responding in times of civil unrest," Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said in a statement posted on the NGB homepage ."The activation of Guard members in response to civil unre…
popularresistance.org/more-than-17000-tr…

Defeat The War Against The African/Black People In The US And Abroad
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
The ruling class is befuddled and confused about how to respond to the ongoing street demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. The mobilizations clearly disrupted their plans for "normalcy" with the forced opening of the economy. The ferocity of the demonstrations that had not been seen since the brief uprising in 92 in response to the Rodney King verdict seems to have caught the authorities completely by surprise. | In the 1992 street actions in Los Angeles the nation and the world saw the first multi-racial, multi-national street action that was very different from the Black rebellions that rocked…
popularresistance.org/defeat-the-war-aga…

Police Unions: It's Time To Change The Law And End The Abuse
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
Collective action is the source of working people's power. It is the source of the labor movement's power. It is the source of power that has enabled workers to secure

'Major Co-Option': Without Action, Hospitals' BLM Statements Are Performative
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-06
As the fight against racial inequality in the US has become a national, pervasive movement following the killing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, resident George Floyd, many corporations have argued that they too are helping in the struggle for justice. One anonymous doctor reminds Sputnik that these statements, without acts, are simply performative. | An academic physician based in Washington, DC, who wished to remain anonymous joined Radio Sputnik's Political Misfits on Friday to provide insight on performative allyship and how their own hospital is contributing to the problematic practice. | "I just witnessed major…
popularresistance.org/major-co-option-wi…

Dear History Students
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
Last (Wednesday) Night: Interstates Matter Dear XXX.edu History Students: Last night, around maybe 11 pm, I got to taste some especially nasty tear gas along with 500 or so people one-third my age (and less). This taste-test came courtesy of maybe 100 or so state and/or county police in full riot gear just south of…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/05/dear-history…

India: No need for federal agency to probe Muslim group
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-05
India's government said on Friday there is no need for separate probe by a federal agency into a gathering of a Muslim religious group in March, which has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak in the country.The Tablighi Jamaat has recently faced public vilification in India, as the country's initial coronavirus cases in April were being linked to its gatherings, especially one in the capital New Delhi in March.In a written response on Friday, the government told the Supreme Court that the Delhi police's probe into the group's activities is "progressing on a day-to-day basis" and efforts are being made to comp…
yenisafak.com/en/world/india-no-need-for…

Urban Poor Lose Fear and Release Pent-Up Rage
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2020-06-05
The torching of our cities, and the looting of the malls is what is really sending the message that we're "all in this together," by making it clear that if this country continues down its current path towards ever increasing racial and economic inequality, no one, regardless of their wealth and power, will escape the consequences…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/urban-poor-lose-fe…

Jim Cramer: Coronavirus Pandemic Triggered 'One of the Greatest Wealth Transfers in History'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-05
Small businesses are "dropping like flies," said the "Mad Money" host. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/05/jim-cra…

Shahid Buttar vs. Pelosi + Leslie Lee + Rania Khalek + Eugene Puryear
Rania Khalek | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-05
Chat about protests and presidents and everything in between with Shahid Buttar: immigrant, constitutional lawyer, DJ, MC & poet running to replace Nancy Pelosi in CA-12; journalist, activist, author, former D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate, and former PSL candidate Eugene Puryear, fresh from reporting in Minneapolis; journalist, video producer, writer and host Rania Khalek; and writer, broadcast journalist and Struggle Session co-host Leslie Lee.
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Paris denies that Guaido is hiding in French Embassy in Caracas as Venezuela demands he be handed over
rt.com | 2020-06-05
France has rejected allegations that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has been holed up inside the nation's diplomatic mission in Caracas. Venezuelan authorities earlier labeled Guaido a "fugitive from justice." | "Juan Guaido is not at the French residence in Caracas. We have repeatedly confirmed this to the Venezuelan authorities," French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Agnes von der Muhll said. | Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza earlier claimed that Guaido, who was named 'interim president' by the opposition-controlled parliament last year, has been hiding inside the French Embassy, and deman…
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Venezuelan FM says Guaido is holed up in French Embassy in Caracas, calls on Paris to 'hand over the fugitive'
rt.com | 2020-06-05
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken refuge at the French Embassy in the country's capital, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. Guaido previously sought to shoot down the rumors, insisting he is "with the people." | "We cannot enter the premises of any country's embassy whatsoever, in this case Spain or France," Arreaza said on Thursday, referring to both Guaido and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who fled to a Spanish diplomatic compound soon after a failed attempt to spark an insurrection in April 2019. Arreaza said this means that any arrest of the two men "is not possible." | We hop…
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Our System Is Corroded: Carol Anderson on Rampant Police Violence and Assault on Voting Rights
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-05
On Thursday, disturbing new details were revealed in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was chased, ambushed and shot dead by a group of white men in Georgia in what many have called a modern-day lynching. In a nearly seven-hour hearing, a state judge concluded all three men

Watch: Police Pepper-Spray Black Filmmaker in Face at Peaceful Protest & Medics Help Him Survive
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-05
As the nationwide uprising in defense of Black lives continues, demonstrators are recording videos of police brutality on the streets. We speak with Chris Frierson, an African American documentary filmmaker and cameraman who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, when police moved in on demonstrators. As Frierson filmed, police pepper-sprayed him directly in the face. Chris kept on filming as he struggled to the sidewalk crying in agony from the pain. Within seconds, someone took his arm and guided him to volunteer medics who came to his aid. We air his footage and speak about…
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"Get Your Knee Off Our Necks": At Memorial for George Floyd, Mourners Condemn 400 Years of Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-05
In Minneapolis, members of George Floyd's family, loved ones and supporters gathered for a tribute to his life. During the memorial service, people stood in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds

Confronting Institutional Racism
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
A week ago in Minneapolis, for all the world to see, a black man, George Floyd, was murdered by a policeman, Derek Chauvin. Protests broke out in nearly 100 American cities, and even worldwide, and have continued now for more than a week. Murders of black men by police in America are not new. They…
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Noam Chomsky: Trump Has Adopted a "Viva Death!" Approach to the Presidency
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-05
As protests against racist police violence rock the country, fascism ascends in the Trump White House and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, this country is at a pivotal moment. I spoke about this flash point in history with Noam Chomsky, known as the father of modern linguistics, who is one of the world's most prominent public intellectuals and the author of over 100 books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Optimism Over Despair, Hopes and Prospects, Masters of Mankind and Who Rules the…
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FBI launches open attack on 'foreign' alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-05
Under FBI orders, Facebook and Google removed American Herald Tribune, an alternative site that publishes US and European writers critical…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/05/the-fbi-launc…

'Wolf Warrior Diplomacy': Israel's China Strategy in Peril
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
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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The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share
Vandana Shiva | commondreams.org | 2020-06-05
The game billionaires play is not worthy of being called economy, either as care for the home, or as the art of living. It is exractive, naked money making, at war with life and creativity. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US military launches airstrikes against Taliban as Afghanistan ceasefire ends
rt.com | 2020-06-05
The US conducted its first airstrikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more than a week ago. The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday, in Farah province in the west and in Kandahar in the south, spokesman Sonny Leggett tweeted on Friday. | "These were the 1st US airstrikes against (the Taliban) since the start of the Eid ceasefire," he wrote. "We reiterate: All sides must reduce violence to allow the peace process to take hold," he added. | The airstrikes were intended to foil the militant group's plan to launch attacks on Afghan security force…
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US Carries Out First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since End of Afghan Ceasefire – Official
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-05
A ceasefire, which was part of the peace deal negotiated between the Afghan government and the Taliban with the mediation of the United States earlier this year, expired on 26 May.
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Two U.S. Senators Determined to Stop Nord Stream 2 by Imposing Extra Sanctions
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
The Nord Stream 2 project involves the construction of two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. The gas pipeline will run through the …
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Dems Introduce Bill to Curb President's Insurrection Act Powers After Trump Threatens to Send Troops to Cities Across US
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-05
After President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military in response to ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism in cities across the country, a group of Democratic senators on Thursday introduced legislation to curb the president's power to do so under the Insurrection Act of 1807. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fake Taxis Among the Latest Tools in the NYPD's Rights-Busting Crackdown on Protesters
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-05
The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.
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George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-05
While the world condemns China for its response to the Hong Kong protests, the numbers and the images make clear that the US has responded to its popular uprising with more force and less tolerance than Beijing…
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George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-05
While the world condemns China for its response to the Hong Kong protests, the numbers and the images make clear that the US has responded to its popular uprising with more force and less tolerance than Beijing | MPN– After just over a week of demonstrations, the number of Americans arrested in the George Floyd protests far exceeds that of over a year's worth of protests in Hong Kong. A survey of just 30 police departments conducted on Tuesday found that they had collectively detaine…
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Goliath is not invincible
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-05
Last year, I walked with Mariela Machado in her housing complex known as Kaikachi in the neighbourhood of La Vega (Caracas, Venezuela). After Hugo Chávez was inaugurated president in 1999, a group of working-class residents of the city saw an empty piece of land and occupied it. Mariela and others went to the government and …
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Extraordinary Disconnect Between Stock Prices and Economic Collapse
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
US equity prices are near or at all-time highs at a time of unprecedented economic collapse, a festering main street Depression, unemployment way higher than in the 1930s, with no prospect for a V-shaped recovery, only its illusion. | The Wall …
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Roaming Charges: Mad Bull, Lost Its Way
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
Trump the Brigand ranting about "law & order" in the Rose Garden, as tear gas deployed against nonviolent protesters swirls across the capital of a country that is mourning 105,000 dead and yet is still locking up kids in cages, pretty much capsulizes where the Republic stands at this fraught moment.
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Solidarity Includes Wearing a Mask at Protests
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
The nationwide outpouring of protests during the last 10 days has provided a historic moral response to the murder of George Floyd. In one city after another, people braved tear gas, pepper spray, clubs and other weaponry

Video: Turkish-led Forces Capture Tripoli Airport and Advance Even Further
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
On June 3, the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced a military offensive to capture Tripoli Airport from the Libyan National Army (LNA) and push the LNA back from the southern suburbs of the city of Tripoli itself. | GNA …
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New U.S. military intervention subverts peace in Colombia and Venezuela
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-05
The United States Embassy in Bogotá announced on May 28 that the U.S. is sending 50 or so soldiers of the Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) to Colombia. They would be carrying out consultations with Colombian Army commanders and providing them with technical assistance, both in order to fight narco-trafficking. The collaboration will …
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A Matter of Focus
Richard Ward | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
I returned a couple of days ago from three days camping at the Rio Chama in Rio Arriba County to a burning country and images of the Orange Beach Ball in Washington DC holding a bible in the middle of tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets fired by federal troops at peaceful protesters. The…
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WW statement in solidarity with rebellion
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2020-06-05
The following Workers World Party public statement was issued on June 4. In SOLIDARITY we demand: Withdraw the Police & National Guard! End Mass Arrests & Curfews! Drop All Charges! Hands Off Antifa! Stop Attacks on Anti-Racist Protesters! Smash White Supremacy! No Justice! No Peace! Black Lives Matter! Minneapolis protest . . . | Continue reading WW statement in solidarity with rebellion at Workers.org
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In response to George Floyd lynching, sports figures in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-05
"When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd." Colin Kaepernick on . . . | Continue reading In response to George Floyd lynching, sports figures in solidarity with Black Lives Matter at Workers.org
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Terrorist groups exploiting COVID-19 in Sahel, UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2020-06-05
COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic as they step up attacks on national and international forces, the UN's peacekeeping chief said on Friday.
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What is the Bougaloo Movement?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-05
There has been persistent speculation that peaceful protests against racism and police brutality may have been infiltrated by white provocateurs.
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Thank You, Peaceful Protesters!
Paul Cantor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
Protest! No Justice No Peace. Sunday May 31st. Location: Stop & Shop. That was the message I received in my email Saturday. So Sunday I set out on a two mile walk to join the protest. And as I did so my mind took me on another trip entirely. First stop 2009. I am sitting…
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Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-05
Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother's death in custody.
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Showdown on 16th Street
Jefferson Morley | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
The zone of incomprehension was about a foot wide. That was the distance separating a boisterous but peaceful crowd of several hundred protesters and a silent line of several dozen uniformed Airborne Rangers in downtown Washington DC on Wednesday night. A young black woman in long braids patrolled the zone with a bullhorn, alternately telling…
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Friday 6/5: Say No to Racism – Peaceful Solidarity Protest (Palo Alto)
Community | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
Greer Park | 1127 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto…
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Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
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.
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Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest
One Richmond | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
Meet at JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.
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Saturday 6/6: Peaceful Protest and March: King Plaza Palo Alto
Silence is Violence | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
In front of Palo Alto City Hall in MLK Jr. Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…
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Friday 6/5: Fire Jared Yuen – One Week After Peaceful Protest (San José)
JH | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
San José City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St.
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Pandemic and Digital Divide Threaten Accurate Census Count of Native Populations
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-05
Every 10 years, the U.S. government undertakes the largest peace-time mobilization effort to count the nation: the U.S. census. Census data is used in a variety of ways. It determines everything from how many congressional representatives communities have, the apportioning of federal funds for community needs, the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the health of the U.S. economy. | People from marginalized communities are…
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ENTIRE emergency response team of Buffalo Police Department resigns over suspension of cops who pushed elderly protester
rt.com | 2020-06-05
All 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team have quit their unit in protest after two officers were suspended without pay over their unprovoked attack on an elderly peaceful protester. | The officers resigned from their positions en masse on Friday after their colleagues were suspended without pay the previous night as a "show of support and disgust," local media reported. They have not quit the police department entirely, however. | The Erie County District Attorney is investigati…
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'They don't do that': Governor Cuomo denies NYPD brutalized peaceful protesters despite video evidence
rt.com | 2020-06-05
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo denied accusations that New York City police officers have used batons against peaceful protesters against the death of George Floyd, even though multiple videos showed them doing so. | During a press briefing on Thursday, Cuomo called the allegations "incendiary rhetoric," asking the reporter who brought them up: "Do you think there's any sensible police officer who believes their job is bludgeoning a peaceful person with a baton?" | "It's not a fact! It's not even an opinion! That is a hyper-partisan rhetorical attack!" he continued, adding that the NYPD officers "don't do that…
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'They don't do that': Governor Cuomo denies NYPD brutalized peaceful protesters despite video evidence
rt.com | 2020-06-05
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo denied accusations that New York City police officers have used batons against people peacefully protesting against the death of George Floyd, even though multiple videos show them doing so. | During a press briefing on Thursday, Cuomo called the allegations "incendiary rhetoric," asking the reporter who brought them up: "Do you think there's any sensible police officer who believes their job is bludgeoning a peaceful person with a baton?" | "It's not a fact! It's not even an opinion! That is a hyper-partisan rhetorical attack!" he continued, adding that NYPD officers "don't do t…
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Russia backs Iran's peaceful satellite launch
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-05
TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA)

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-05
Israeli forces demolished, on Thursday, a Palestinian-owned residential tin house in the town of Beit Ummar, southern occupied West Bank, according to a local anti-settlements activist. Activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli forces seized the contents of the home, located near Hebron, then proceeded to …
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Nijmie Zakkiyah Dzurinko: "State violence has many fronts"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-05
Activist from Put People First! Pennsylvania discusses the denial of healthcare as an aspect of state violence and historic, systemic oppression of Black, Indigenous and working class people in the US…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/05/nijmie-za…

Racist Rizzo statue taken down
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-06-05
Philadelphia Philadelphia city officials removed the hated Frank Rizzo statue, long the target of demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy, during the night of June 3. Rizzo was Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor from 1972 to 1980. In both roles, Rizzo targeted Black activists, including . . . | Continue reading Racist Rizzo statue taken down at Workers.org
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ICE Wants to Deport Marc Petitpierre to Switzerland
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
People in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia will remember Marc Petitpierre as the political activist who would ride his Segway all over town. Petitpierre lived in Berkeley Springs for fourteen years from 1991 to 2005, when a divorce forced a move to Martinsburg. In Martinsburg, Petitpierre held jobs at McDonald's, Sheetz, FedEx and elsewhere. But his…
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Enough Is Enough! Thousands Speak Out & Rally In SF Against Murder of George Floyd
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-05
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…

Protests erupt in France against police violence and Trump's coup d'état
wsws.org | 2020-06-05
After the anti-constitutional threats by Trump to deploy the military against protests in the United States, 20,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/05/pari…

German protests in solidarity with George Floyd and against police violence
wsws.org | 2020-06-05
The brutal video-recorded murder has shocked people in Germany and many have taken to the streets in protest.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/05/germ…

Generals Are Not the People's Ally
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
James Mattis is not a friend of the people protesting in the streets. He is the same murdering general he always was. People who think otherwise are only fooling themselves. He still thinks shooting people is "sometimes fun." He still supports the ongoing presence of US military around the globe. He still believes the US…
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Direct Action and the Rejection of Monumental History
JFLMES | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
As people have gathered across the country to oppose police violence, including the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they have targeted statues, monuments, and buildings commemorating white supremacy. In Philadelphia, protestors defaced a statue of Frank Rizzo, the city's segregationist mayor and police commissioner. In Birmingham, they toppled a likeness of Confederate veteran and Alabama banker Charles Linn and set fire to another of slaveowning president Thomas Jefferson.
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The Murder of George Floyd: Racism and the Dark History of Slavery Colonialism. How it Relates to France
Sianny Rooney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
Riots have sparked all over US' cities for more than a week now for the extrajudicial killing of a black man named George Floyd on May 25 in Minnesota, USA. Similar protests on police's violence after the death of George …
globalresearch.ca/murder-george-floyd-re…

Why is it so Hard to Hold Police Accountable?
aclu.org | 2020-06-05
Police are supposed to "protect and serve" the community, but that's a far cry from what modern-day policing often looks like in our country. The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, and others highlight the need for drastic systemic change, yet again, as Americans across the country take to the streets in protest., , "The reason I'm out here is because I have two college degrees, but yet I'm still treated like I'm nothing," one protester in Brooklyn told At Liberty this week. "I'm tired of hearing, there are a few rotten apples. There's not a few rotten apples.
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/why-is…

Reimagining the Role of Police
Anthony D. Romero | aclu.org | 2020-06-05
Over the last week, ACLU staff across the country have worked as legal observers; educated protesters about their rights; been arrested, tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets; challenged curfews; organized town halls; talked to victims of police abuse; donated money to Black Lives Matter, local bail funds and other groups; and strategized about transformational change. , , The ACLU is busier than ever

It Doesn't Matter Who Protested and Who "Rioted"
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-05
The grocery store across from my old house in La Mesa, California (just outside of San Diego) has been vandalized and looted. Two nearby banks were burned to the ground. Who did it? In similar scenes across the country, it depends who you ask. Various reports blame white supremacists, far-right extremists, anarchists and outside agitators,…
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How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality
Bonnie Kristian | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
The indefensible death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the indiscriminate police violence in subsequent protests have returned police misconduct to the center of our national conversation. | It is not a conversation we may quickly …
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Obama's Essay on Protests: Maintaining the Status Quo
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
Former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the current civil unrest and ongoing racial injustice. While most people recognize his intelligence, especially when compared to the irrational blustering of his successor, his calm, measured opinion on how the nation …
globalresearch.ca/obama-protests-maintai…

Police Use Contact Tracing and Big Tech to Identify Protesters
MassPrivatel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-05
Countless warnings about how law enforcement could use contact-tracing apps to monitor people have gone unheeded. | As BGR.com revealed police are using contact tracing to identify protester's affiliations. | "According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been | …
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