Daily Archives: June 7, 2020

2020-06-07: News Headlines

Lucas Koerner (2020-06-07). WOLA: Media's 'Left' Source for Pro-Coup Propaganda in Venezuela. zcomm.org The US blockade is a naked expression of imperial might, which WOLA and other Western propaganda amplifiers hide behind empty rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights."

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-07). Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan. imemc.org Palestine's mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries' representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government's plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of …

Rima Najjar (2020-06-07). Palestine Is Gone! Gone! ÿ±ÿßÿ≠ÿ™ ŸÅŸÑÿ≥ÿ∑ŸäŸÜ. globalresearch.ca Lately, a particular memory/image of my grandmother Sitti Fattoum has been coming back to me vividly. She'd be sitting in a chair, maybe watching TV, or at the kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee, when suddenly, without provocation, she …

Peter Koenig (2020-06-07). Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe — Trump's Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control — Or is it? globalresearch.ca There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. | Venezuela has received five …

Drew Franklin (2020-06-07). DeRay Mckesson got his start in the corporate school privatization movement. thegrayzone.com Before becoming a media celebrity backed by banks and large corporations, activist DeRay Mckesson was a ruthless school administrator and…

Yasha Levine (2020-06-07). Shocker: US state propaganda outlets censor Black Lives Matter protests. thegrayzone.com It's hard for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty to sell the USA as a shining example of civil liberties…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-07). The Illusion of Economic Recovery Began in the US. globalresearch.ca Protracted main street depression conditions have existed in the US since 2008 with no relief for ordinary Americans in prospect. | Before economic collapse this year, unemployment exceeded 20%, Labor Department numbers rigged to pretend otherwise. | The so-called U-3 BLS number …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-07). Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar …

Fight Back (2020-06-07). Denver labor rally calls for justice for George Floyd, victims of police violence. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Protests for George Floyd and other victims of police violence have continued into their second week in Denver, with thousands joining the struggle for justice. Saturday, June 6 saw a coalition of numerous labor unions join together to demand justice. Speakers from Teamsters Local 455, SEIU Local 105 and CWA Local 7777 emphasized the need for unity between the labor movement and anti-racist groups, noting that solidarity between the two groups is essential to ending police terror. | Zee Rainey, a steward from Teamsters Local 455 stated, "There's no hate unless we divide." The group then marched to t…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-06-07). Eight Minutes, Forty-six Seconds … Remembering George Floyd. globalresearch.ca Eight minutes, forty-six seconds is a long time: a long time when you are meditating; a long time while waiting for a protest march to pass; a long time with your finger on the video button of your phone following …

Writers' Community Action Network (2020-06-07). Cape Town Together: organizing in a city of islands. zcomm.org An emerging movement of self-organized, decentralized community action networks responds to the local realities of COVID-19 in Cape Town, South Africa…

OCHA (2020-06-07). OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May — 1 June 2020). imemc.org United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May — 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an …

pip.hinman (2020-06-07). Indigenous youth leader: 'We are rising up against police brutality against First Nations people'. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-06-07). After peaceful protests, NSW Police take their violent revenge. greenleft.org.au

yenisafak (2020-06-07). With new life, Afghan peace push a race against time. yenisafak.com A continuing cessation of hostilities and an uptick in exchange of Taliban and government prisoners has given the Afghan peace process, often fragile and near collapse at times, a new lease on life.Analysts believe the three main sides in the decades-long conflict — Kabul, the Taliban, and the US — have covered a lot of ground in the march towards a sustainable peace deal.However, it is also a shared view that they are pressed for time and on a path that remains tricky, as each side's strategy oscillates between diplomatic bargaining, tactical maneuvers, and all-out use of muscle."The Taliban should c…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Ramadan Shalah: Palestinian advocate of Jerusalem. yenisafak.com Palestinians have bid farewell to the former head of Islamic Jihad group, Ramadan Shalah, who died at hospital on Saturday.Born in the Gaza Strip in 1958, Shalah left to Egypt to pursue his study in the field of economics.During his study in Egypt, Shalah met with Palestinian activist Fathi Shqaqi with whom he co-founded the Islamic Jihad group.Graduating from university in 1981, he returned to Gaza where he became a professor of economics at the Islamic University.Shalah was known for his fiery sermons against the Israeli occupation, which prompted Israeli authorities to put him under house arrest and banned him…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). London police chief says 14 officers injured during anti-racism protests. yenisafak.com Fourteen police officers were injured in "shocking and completely unacceptable" assaults during anti-racism protests in central London on Saturday, London police chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday.After a largely peaceful day, small numbers of protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis."I am deeply saddened and depressed that a minority of protesters became violent towards officers in central London yesterday evening. This led to 14 officers being injured," Dick, who is Commissioner o…

The Canary (2020-06-07). Labour slams parliament voting and delay in making face masks compulsory on public transport. thecanary.co The way that parliament works during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic needs to be reviewed, the shadow transport secretary has suggested. Speaking on Sky News' Sophy Ridge programme following a week in which MPs were required to queue in order to vote, Labour's Jim McMahon has backed a return to electronic voting. | He said: I do think we need to review the way that Parliament works. The frustration with Parliament of course is if it's at all avoidable, then it should be avoided and we can vote electronically, we can vote in 15 seconds, we don't have to be queuing up for 40 minutes. | Aside from it bein…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-07). The Racist Public Execution of George Floyd Is a Transformative American Moment. strategic-culture.org The racist summary execution of Citizen Floyd has created an historic moment of truth for America and the new populism. The social violence we are starting to see in response to the twin-evils of the police state, whether by public executions by the police or COVID-lockdown and, is what we forecasted starting with pre-COVID analytic pieces like ' Because there are hundreds of killing…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-07). Police kill unarmed 22-year-old man in Vallejo, California. indybay.org 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.

Downtown Protest (2020-06-07). 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 (2020-06-07). Friday 6/5: Say No to Racism – Peaceful Solidarity Protest (Palo Alto). indybay.org Greer Park | 1127 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto…

Silence is Violence (2020-06-07). 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…

Fight Back (2020-06-07). Message from Freedom Road Socialist Organization to the June 6 solidarity actions in Germany. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Freedom Road Socialist Organization to Rebell, the youth league of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD). | Freedom Road Socialist Organization salutes Rebell, the youth league of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, and all the participants in the June 6 solidarity actions that are standing with the great struggle against racist discrimination that is unfolding in the U.S. | The police murder of George Floyd and the rebellion in Minneapolis have set the U.S. ablaze with protests — from the largest cities to small towns. The Natio…

_____ (2020-06-07). Fortress On A Hill: Interiew With Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance stops by the podcast to discuss his path to becoming an activist during protests in the 60's and 70's, what he's learned from Ralph Nader, police brutality and militarization, Kevin's long standing work on the Vietnam war and Venezuela, and the dynamics of "lesser evil voting." | Kevin Zeese is a public interest attorney who has worked for economic, racial and environmental justice since graduating from George Washington Law School in 1980. | He co-directs PopularResistance.org which works to build the independent movement for transformational change. Kevin co-hosts, "Clearing th…

_____ (2020-06-07). Bolivia Under Dictatorship: US The Real Power. popularresistance.org A little more than six months after the coup d'état (10-11 November 2019) against President Evo Morales in Bolivia, now exiled in Argentina, he warned of the serious situation his country is facing under a de facto government headed by the self-proclaimed President Jeanine Añez, who in addition to repression involving massacres against the population and persecution and imprisonment of political leaders and militants, is systematically destroying the social and economic model and achievements of the overthrown government of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). | Now that country is confronting the COVD-19 pandem…

_____ (2020-06-07). Chemical Weapon Use Is Dangerous In A Pandemic. popularresistance.org When Amira Chowdhury joined a protest in Philadelphia against police violence on Monday, she wore a mask to protect herself and others against the coronavirus. But when officers launched tear gas into the crowd, Chowdhury pulled off her mask as she gasped for air. "I couldn't breathe," she said. "I felt like I was choking to death." | Chowdhury was on a part of the Vine Street Expressway that ran underground. Everyone panicked as gas drifted into the dark, semi-enclosed space, she said. People stomped over her as they scrambled away. Bruised, she scaled a fence to escape. But the tear gas found her later that eve…

_____ (2020-06-07). Medical Workers Die-In To Protest Police Brutality. popularresistance.org New York – Hundreds of medical workers at SUNY Downstate staged a die-in on Thursday to protest police brutality and the health disparities that affect black Americans. | Emergency medical residents and other hospital staff kneeled or lay on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd, killing him. | "I can stand here as a brown, female, immigrant physician with a loud voice — and I can do this because of the sacrifices made by black people a long time ago," said Dr. Smruti Desai, an emer…

_____ (2020-06-07). How Endless War Contributes To Police Brutality. popularresistance.org 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 or easily conclude. The problems in American policing are multitude and systemic, matters of both policy and culture. Much of this can only be corrected at the state or local level, and as there are around 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, this is a monumental task. In very few cases could sweeping federal action affect any substantive…

_____ (2020-06-07). National Guard Troops Refuse Trump's Race War. popularresistance.org Courage to Resist is currently assisting members of the National Guard who resisted Trump's orders to violently attack people on the streets of Washington DC peacefully and lawfully protesting racial injustice. Now that Trump is threatening to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops in cities across the US, it's time for every member of the military to search their conscience. We want to make sure we're there to support the brave men and women who continue to refuse these illegal orders. | One Guardsmen who is resisting Trump's orders originally hoped to join medical missions assisting in natural…

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-07). MST presents Popular Agrarian Reform plan to overcome social and economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org In Brazil, the pandemic has affected the economy, politics, nature and has had more severe effects on the lives of the poorest workers. There is no clear optimistic scenario for the future, especially considering the federal government's stance in relation to the thousands of deaths and the deepening social crisis in the country. | For the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST by its Brazilian Portuguese acronym), the mobilization and organization of the people, which seeks to join forces to build a new national project, points to only one way forward: the construction of the Popular Agrarian Reform. | This Frida…

news.un (2020-06-07). Bringing the coral reefs back to life. news.un.org Coral reefs are being killed by the climate crisis, which is leading to rising sea temperatures. "Cryopreservation", a pioneering scientific technique", could be one way to save them.

Peter Phillips (2020-06-07). A Strategy for Global Democracy and Wealth Sharing. globalresearch.ca It is time for power to the people! | Global capitalist inequality contributes directly to health pandemics, environmental degradation, and mass poverty. Elite-corporate oligarchs control the governments and political parties. They use established militarized police states to protect their vast empires …

Israel Shahak (2020-06-07). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Keith Lamb (2020-06-07). George Floyd Is the Spark but Systemic Issues Are the Fuel. globalresearch.ca As a European growing up in the Cold War with the image of America as the land of liberty and freedom the scenes of carnage that we see today are truly saddening. Superficially this is a problem of racial discrimination …

yenisafak (2020-06-07). US senator Scott says China trying to sabotage vaccine development. yenisafak.com The United States has evidence China is trying to slow down or sabotage the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by Western countries, Republican senator Rick Scott said on Sunday."We have got to get this vaccine done. Unfortunately we have evidence that communist China is trying to sabotage us or slow it down," he said during an interview on BBC TV."China does not want us … to do it first, they have decided to be an adversary to Americans and I think to democracy around the world."Asked what evidence the United States had, Scott declined to give details but said it had come through the intelligence community."Thi…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-07). 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 …

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Japan declines to join US, others in condemning China for Hong Kong law. yenisafak.com Japan will not join the United States, Britain and others in issuing a statement scolding China for imposing a new security law, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, citing officials from countries involved.The United Kingdom, the U.S., Australia and Canada condemned China on May 28 for imposing a law that they said would threaten freedom and breach a 1984 Sino-British agreement on the autonomy of the former colony.Tokyo separately issued a statement May 28, the day China's parliament approved the national security legislation, saying the nation was "seriously concerned" about the move, which observers fear coul…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-06-07). Gangster State Capitalism. globalresearch.ca Hanne Herland of the European Herland Report has just had her book published in which she argues that the ruling elite has resurrected feudalism by financializing the economy and offshoring middle class jobs. The title is

Lynda Carson (2020-06-07). Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C. indybay.org Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-07). The Slow Exodus of Palestinian Christians. dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ To read this essay on the Americans for Middle East Understanding website, click here ‚Ä¢ For a PDF version, click here It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied Palestinian territories, as it did in early March, it would find its first purchase in Bethlehem, a few miles south-east of Jerusalem …

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Turkey | eyes safer waters as it delivers first software package for domestic | radar system. yenisafak.com Turkey's coastal radar surveillance system project, which aims to detect illegal activities along western shores, has received its first software package, the country's Defense Industry Director said on Sunday."Turkey's territorial waters and coasts will be safer now with the implementation of domestic systems. We've currently delivered the first software package of 'The Coastal Surveillance Radar System Project' to the Turkish Coast Guard Command. It will entail surveillance stations equipped with radar, electro-optic and other sensors," ƒ∞smail Demir announced on his official Twitter account.The coas…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Iran coronavirus deaths rise by 72 to 8,291. yenisafak.com Iran on Sunday confirmed 72 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,291.A further 2,364 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 171,789, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.According to the spokesman, 134,349 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,596 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but daily figures show an upward trend in recent days after authorities took measures to ease restrictions.Despite…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Don't celebrate victory over coronavirus too soon, Pope tells Italians. yenisafak.com Pope Francis on Sunday warned Italians to not let their guard down against coronavirus now that infection rates have fallen and urged them to obey government rules on social distancing and wearing masks.Francis, addressing several hundred people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday blessing, reacted to applause that broke out when he said their presence, albeit reduced, was a sign that Italy had overcome the acute phase of the pandemic."Be careful. Don't cry victory too soon," he cautioned them, departing from his prepared text.Nearly 34,000 people have died in Italy from the coronavirus, the fourth highest toll…

Massoud Nayeri (2020-06-07). Who Is the Source of Violence in the US? globalresearch.ca The 1% is the source of violence in the U.S. Antifa is nothing but a flag which is carried mostly by "secret informants" rather than by a few politically confused Antifa disciples! | The Trump Administration is using this name to …

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-07). They Don't Care About the Data, and They Never Have. strategic-culture.org Allan STEVO | The number of viruses in you, or any other perfectly healthy human, at this moment Data Is Readily Available Today Like Never Before | We live in the age of the Internet. That means with a few clicks, viewpoints that used to take hours of librar…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-07). FBI Launches Open Attack on 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging U.S. Foreign Policy. strategic-culture.org Thus the question of "attribution" has become the FBI's key lever for censoring alternative media that publishes critical content on U.S. foreign policy, or which attacks mainstream and corporate media narratives. If an outlet can be somehow linked to a foreign adversary, removing it from online platforms is fair game for the feds.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-07). Colombia (Audio) Por la liberacià≤n de la Madre Tierra. indybay.org La liberación de la Madre Tierra sigue bien parada, juntando fuerzas.

Poor Peoples Campaign & partners (2020-06-07). Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC). indybay.org Online livstream…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-07). Imperial social enterprise to accelerate low-cost COVID-19 vaccine. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London has formed a new social enterprise VacEquity Global Health (VGH) to bring its COVID-19 vaccine to the world.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Enemies seek to damage Iran, Afghanistan friendly relations: police chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that enemies seek to create tension between Iran and Afghanistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Iran's petchem production capacity to increase by 107k tons. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — The production capacity of country's petrochemical industries will be increased by 107,000 tons after launching four new petrochemical projects.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Omani speaker calls for boosting parliamentary ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Omani Parliament Speaker Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal al-Maawali has called for enhanced parliamentary cooperation with Iran.

_____ (2020-06-07). More On Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings. popularresistance.org At the time of our Memo, it was already clear that Mueller's findings would be fatally incomplete. We were virtually certain that Mueller's report would lack the forensic findings that we VIPS had arrived at through the kind of rigorous investigation that the FBI avoided doing. So we gave our Memo to you with the title: "Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings". | Sans forensics, Mueller's report fell far short of Rosenstein's earlier commitment "to ensure a full and thorough investigation". It was also clear to us that relying for forensics on CrowdStrike, a private cyber-security firm of checkered reputation, picked…

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 …

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.

_____ (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…

Elijah Magnier (2020-06-06). La grande guerre du Moyen-Orient sera-t-elle déclenchée au Levant? thealtworld.com Le monde est en pleine tourmente. L'année 2020 a déjà apporté son lot de crises majeures. D'une part, l'affrontement USA-Iran à la suite de l'assassinat du major général Qassem Soleimani par les USA. D'autre part, la pandémie de COVID-19 et la catastrophe économique qu'elle entraàÆne, qui ont coûté la vie à environ 400 000 personnes dans le monde et fait perdre des dizaines de millions d'emplois. Rien de tout cela n'a cependant empêché les USA d'imposer encore plus de sanctions contre l'Iran, la Syrie et lu Venezuela. L'Iran, qui est déjà soumis à des sanctions maximales depuis 1979, a envoyé cinq pétrolier…

Elijah Magnier (2020-06-06). Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant? thealtworld.com The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of over 400 thousand people around the world, costing tens of millions of jobs. None of this, however, prevented America from imposing even more sanctions on Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Iran — already under maximum sanctions since 1979 — sent five tankers to Venezuela to break the embargo on components and spare parts muc…

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.

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.

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 . . . |

The Canary (2020-06-06). Black Lives Matter protests spread to three continents. thecanary.co Thousands of people have rallied in Europe and Australia to honour George Floyd and to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The worldwide wave of solidarity following the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis also served to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States.In Paris, demonstrators tried to gather in front of the US Embassy, defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. | They were met by riot police and French security forces sealed off the embassy behind an imposing ring of metal barriers and roadblocks."You can fine me 10,000 or 20,000 times, the…

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 …

The Canary (2020-06-06). Horse bolts through crowd as police harass demonstrators at peaceful Black Lives Matter rally. thecanary.co A horse bolted through a crowd of people in central London during a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday 6 June. The incident took place after police mounted on horses clashed with protesters at a peaceful rally outside Downing Street.The London protest was carried out peacefully for much of Saturday afternoon, but scuffles began at around 6pm when police tried to harass protesters. Videos circulating on social media showed mounted police charging through protesters to try and disperse them. One officer appeared to fall off their horse, which then bolted — sending crowds of people scattering.The trouble fl…

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…

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). Thousands rally outside US embassy in Paris against police brutality in America & France (VIDEOS). rt.com A huge crowd protested outside the US embassy in central Paris over George Floyd's death and the brutality of law enforcement in France, in violation of the ban on public gatherings introduced by the French capital. | Several hundred people came to Place de la Concorde, not far from the US embassy and the French Presidential Palace, despite the city authorities banning the rally due to the Covid-19 pandemic and violent outbursts during a similar event mid-week. | Plusieurs dizaines de personnes ont réussit à atteindre la Place de la Concorde, malgré le dispositif de police important autour de la zone. Ils récl…

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). 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). From White House to Golden Gate: Massive crowds rally nationwide to protest the death of George Floyd (VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com Thousands of protesters flooded the main streets, squares and bridges in nationwide protest over the death of George Floyd, leading some to question whether a second wave of Covid-19 is imminent. | Chicago, Washington, DC and New York all saw large groups gather to march and demonstrate, all of which have been peaceful as of Saturday afternoon. | Massive, peaceful turnout today at Union Park in

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). Dutch farmers will kill 10,000 mink for fear of coronavirus. Are pigs and cattle next? rt.com Coronavirus deaths in the Netherlands have plummeted. Still, the government has ordered the slaughter of 10,000 captive mink, the first sign of a potential US-style mass cull. | Bred in captivity for their fur, mink are subjected to some appalling

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). 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…

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). 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

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.

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 . . . |

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…

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 …

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…

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.

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-06). Cop pushes old white man over backwards, leaves victim bleeding and unconscious after head hits sidewalk hard. nationofchange.org This cancer of a creeping police state and of rampant brutality in our communities will continue and grow worse.

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…

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.

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 …

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

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…

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

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 occurred was carried out by Hindu right-wing groups, the police had constructed a narrative that those res…

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.

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…

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 …

Ali Salam (2020-06-06). On Palestinian Naksa Day, Israeli Forces Suppress Marches across West Bank. imemc.org Several Palestinian demonstrations were held on Friday, condemning the Israeli government's plan to annex more of the West Bank, were met with tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets, fired by Israeli forces, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The protests were held on the same day as the 53rd anniversary of …

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Staff (2020-06-06). Police Use of Tear Gas Could Make the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse. truthout.org Chowdhury was on a part of the Vine Street Expressway that ran underground. Everyone panicked as gas drifted into the dark, semi-enclosed space, she said. People stomped over her as they scrambled away. Bruised, she scaled a fence to escape. But the tear gas found her later that evening, inside her own house; as police unleashed it on protesters in her predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia, it seeped in. | "I can't even be in my own house without escaping the violence of the state," said C…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

Ashley Curtin (2020-06-06). Racial inequalities contribute to higher unemployment rates in black communities, new research reveals. nationofchange.org The "devastating effects of COVID-19 on the economic and physical well-being of black Americans were entirely predictable given persistent economic and health disparities."

John Letzing (2020-06-06). This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people. nationofchange.org The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.

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 …

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 …

Ali Salam (2020-06-06). Israeli Military and Police Forces Detain Palestinians, including Journalist. imemc.org Israeli police detained four Palestinian youths from occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday, local sources reported. Sources told the Palestinian Information Center that the Israeli police closed the Bab al-Amud or Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City, for several hours. Police reportedly abducted three youths in the area, …

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, …

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 …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-06-06). What chance of pulling off a GCC reconciliation? thealtworld.com Trump is trying to get Saudi Arabia and the UAE to make up with Qatar, but only to rally them all against Iran | The feud within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been brought back to pubic attention by US President Donald Trump's latest bid to ease it. He has reportedly been trying to persuade Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to re-open their airspace to Qatari airliners because its closure forces them to detour over Iran and earns the country a substantial income in over-flight fees. We haven't been told of details of these efforts, or whether they have made any headway. | The GCC crisis erupted in the summer of 2…

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 . . . |

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. . . . |

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: 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). 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). 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.

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…

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 …

Andrew Emett (2020-06-06). DOJ Inspector General investigates prison guards killing inmate with pepper spray. nationofchange.org "He died because of the mace. You do not mace an asthmatic…They murdered my son."

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-06-06). Turkish-Russian trade-off in Libya? thealtworld.com Moscow seems to have concluded that Haftar can't win, and opted to cut its losses | The success of forces aligned with Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in taking full control of Tripoli, ending Gen. Khalifa Haftar's year-long siege of the capital, and going on to capture the town of Tarhouna, is a major triumph for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was his decision to give his full military backing to the GNA that turned the tables both in the air and on the ground: crucially the squadrons of Bayrakdar drones he deployed, and the thousands of battle-hardened Islamist fighters he…

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
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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 …

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.

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). 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."

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.

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 …

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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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.

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:…

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.

Staff (2020-06-06). Companies Are Using Pandemic to Squeeze Money From Incarcerated People Like Me. truthout.org The sun is shining bright as it sits high in the clear blue sky. Its warmth comforts the skin as a light breeze blows. The view of the beach is breathtaking. Everyone there has a bright smile, and at first glance, one would think this was a snapshot of the perfect moment in time. | These are the types of photographs you'll find on the website linked to one of the largest communications providers for prisons and jails in the United States, Securus. Prison communications companies like Securu…

Staff (2020-06-06). As CO2 Levels Hit New High, Earth Experiences Its Hottest May on Record. truthout.org The Earth just experienced its hottest May on record, scientists said Friday — just a day after it was announced that atmospheric CO2 levels hit a new high. | Scientists at Europe's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

Staff (2020-06-06). Breaking With AFL-CIO, Affiliated Labor Council May Vote to Expel Police Union. truthout.org The executive board of MLK Labor, the central body of labor groups which represents more than 150 unions and 100,000 workers in the Seattle, Washington, area The Police Officers Guild represents and negotiates labor contra…

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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). '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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). Many articles of US-Iraq strategic agreement to be amended: Iraqi politician. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — A member of the Iraqi parliament's Security and Defense Committee referred to strategic talks between the country and the US and announced the amendment of many articles in the previous agreement.

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.

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). '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".

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

2020-06-07: Social Media Postees

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WOLA: Media's 'Left' Source for Pro-Coup Propaganda in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-07
The US blockade is a naked expression of imperial might, which WOLA and other Western propaganda amplifiers hide behind empty rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights."
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Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-07
Palestine's mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries' representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government's plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of …
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Palestine Is Gone! Gone! راحت فلسطين
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
Lately, a particular memory/image of my grandmother Sitti Fattoum has been coming back to me vividly. She'd be sitting in a chair, maybe watching TV, or at the kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee, when suddenly, without provocation, she …
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DeRay Mckesson got his start in the corporate school privatization movement
Drew Franklin | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-07
Before becoming a media celebrity backed by banks and large corporations, activist DeRay Mckesson was a ruthless school administrator and…
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Shocker: US state propaganda outlets censor Black Lives Matter protests
Yasha Levine | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-07
It's hard for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty to sell the USA as a shining example of civil liberties…
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The Illusion of Economic Recovery Began in the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
Protracted main street depression conditions have existed in the US since 2008 with no relief for ordinary Americans in prospect. | Before economic collapse this year, unemployment exceeded 20%, Labor Department numbers rigged to pretend otherwise. | The so-called U-3 BLS number …
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Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-07
On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar …
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Denver labor rally calls for justice for George Floyd, victims of police violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-07
Denver, CO – Protests for George Floyd and other victims of police violence have continued into their second week in Denver, with thousands joining the struggle for justice. Saturday, June 6 saw a coalition of numerous labor unions join together to demand justice. Speakers from Teamsters Local 455, SEIU Local 105 and CWA Local 7777 emphasized the need for unity between the labor movement and anti-racist groups, noting that solidarity between the two groups is essential to ending police terror. | Zee Rainey, a steward from Teamsters Local 455 stated, "There's no hate unless we divide." The group then marched to t…
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Eight Minutes, Forty-six Seconds … Remembering George Floyd
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
Eight minutes, forty-six seconds is a long time: a long time when you are meditating; a long time while waiting for a protest march to pass; a long time with your finger on the video button of your phone following …
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"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
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Cape Town Together: organizing in a city of islands
Writers' Community Action Network | zcomm.org | 2020-06-07
An emerging movement of self-organized, decentralized community action networks responds to the local realities of COVID-19 in Cape Town, South Africa…
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MST presents Popular Agrarian Reform plan to overcome social and economic crisis
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-07
In Brazil, the pandemic has affected the economy, politics, nature and has had more severe effects on the lives of the poorest workers. There is no clear optimistic scenario for the future, especially considering the federal government's stance in relation to the thousands of deaths and the deepening social crisis in the country. | For the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST by its Brazilian Portuguese acronym), the mobilization and organization of the people, which seeks to join forces to build a new national project, points to only one way forward: the construction of the Popular Agrarian Reform. | This Frida…
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A Strategy for Global Democracy and Wealth Sharing
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
It is time for power to the people! | Global capitalist inequality contributes directly to health pandemics, environmental degradation, and mass poverty. Elite-corporate oligarchs control the governments and political parties. They use established militarized police states to protect their vast empires …
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George Floyd Is the Spark but Systemic Issues Are the Fuel
Keith Lamb | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
As a European growing up in the Cold War with the image of America as the land of liberty and freedom the scenes of carnage that we see today are truly saddening. Superficially this is a problem of racial discrimination …
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After peaceful protests, NSW Police take their violent revenge
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-07
Anti-racism Pip HinmanIssue 1268 Australia Black Lives Matter rally NSW Police Force SydneyJune 7, 2020Numbers count. The 50…
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With new life, Afghan peace push a race against time
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
A continuing cessation of hostilities and an uptick in exchange of Taliban and government prisoners has given the Afghan peace process, often fragile and near collapse at times, a new lease on life.Analysts believe the three main sides in the decades-long conflict

Ramadan Shalah: Palestinian advocate of Jerusalem
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Palestinians have bid farewell to the former head of Islamic Jihad group, Ramadan Shalah, who died at hospital on Saturday.Born in the Gaza Strip in 1958, Shalah left to Egypt to pursue his study in the field of economics.During his study in Egypt, Shalah met with Palestinian activist Fathi Shqaqi with whom he co-founded the Islamic Jihad group.Graduating from university in 1981, he returned to Gaza where he became a professor of economics at the Islamic University.Shalah was known for his fiery sermons against the Israeli occupation, which prompted Israeli authorities to put him under house arrest and banned him…
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London police chief says 14 officers injured during anti-racism protests
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Fourteen police officers were injured in "shocking and completely unacceptable" assaults during anti-racism protests in central London on Saturday, London police chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday.After a largely peaceful day, small numbers of protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis."I am deeply saddened and depressed that a minority of protesters became violent towards officers in central London yesterday evening. This led to 14 officers being injured," Dick, who is Commissioner o…
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Labour slams parliament voting and delay in making face masks compulsory on public transport
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-07
The way that parliament works during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic needs to be reviewed, the shadow transport secretary has suggested. Speaking on Sky News' Sophy Ridge programme following a week in which MPs were required to queue in order to vote, Labour's Jim McMahon has backed a return to electronic voting. | He said: I do think we need to review the way that Parliament works. The frustration with Parliament of course is if it's at all avoidable, then it should be avoided and we can vote electronically, we can vote in 15 seconds, we don't have to be queuing up for 40 minutes. | Aside from it bein…
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Friday 6/5: Say No to Racism – Peaceful Solidarity Protest (Palo Alto)
Community | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
Greer Park | 1127 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto…
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Saturday 6/6: Peaceful Protest and March: King Plaza Palo Alto
Silence is Violence | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
In front of Palo Alto City Hall in MLK Jr. Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…
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San Rafael Says "Say Their Names"
Downtown Protest | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
28 names on a cardboard sign…Black Americans murdered by police. There are many many more, protesters lamented.
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Police kill unarmed 22-year-old man in Vallejo, California
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
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.
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Message from Freedom Road Socialist Organization to the June 6 solidarity actions in Germany
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-07
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Freedom Road Socialist Organization to Rebell, the youth league of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD). | Freedom Road Socialist Organization salutes Rebell, the youth league of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, and all the participants in the June 6 solidarity actions that are standing with the great struggle against racist discrimination that is unfolding in the U.S. | The police murder of George Floyd and the rebellion in Minneapolis have set the U.S. ablaze with protests

Fortress On A Hill: Interiew With Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance stops by the podcast to discuss his path to becoming an activist during protests in the 60's and 70's, what he's learned from Ralph Nader, police brutality and militarization, Kevin's long standing work on the Vietnam war and Venezuela, and the dynamics of "lesser evil voting." | Kevin Zeese is a public interest attorney who has worked for economic, racial and environmental justice since graduating from George Washington Law School in 1980. | He co-directs PopularResistance.org which works to build the independent movement for transformational change. Kevin co-hosts, "Clearing th…
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Bolivia Under Dictatorship: US The Real Power
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
A little more than six months after the coup d'état (10-11 November 2019) against President Evo Morales in Bolivia, now exiled in Argentina, he warned of the serious situation his country is facing under a de facto government headed by the self-proclaimed President Jeanine Añez, who in addition to repression involving massacres against the population and persecution and imprisonment of political leaders and militants, is systematically destroying the social and economic model and achievements of the overthrown government of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). | Now that country is confronting the COVD-19 pandem…
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National Guard Troops Refuse Trump's Race War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
Courage to Resist is currently assisting members of the National Guard who resisted Trump's orders to violently attack people on the streets of Washington DC peacefully and lawfully protesting racial injustice. Now that Trump is threatening to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops in cities across the US, it's time for every member of the military to search their conscience. We want to make sure we're there to support the brave men and women who continue to refuse these illegal orders. | One Guardsmen who is resisting Trump's orders originally hoped to join medical missions assisting in natural…
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Chemical Weapon Use Is Dangerous In A Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
When Amira Chowdhury joined a protest in Philadelphia against police violence on Monday, she wore a mask to protect herself and others against the coronavirus. But when officers launched tear gas into the crowd, Chowdhury pulled off her mask as she gasped for air. "I couldn't breathe," she said. "I felt like I was choking to death." | Chowdhury was on a part of the Vine Street Expressway that ran underground. Everyone panicked as gas drifted into the dark, semi-enclosed space, she said. People stomped over her as they scrambled away. Bruised, she scaled a fence to escape. But the tear gas found her later that eve…
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Medical Workers Die-In To Protest Police Brutality
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
New York – Hundreds of medical workers at SUNY Downstate staged a die-in on Thursday to protest police brutality and the health disparities that affect black Americans. | Emergency medical residents and other hospital staff kneeled or lay on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds

How Endless War Contributes To Police Brutality
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
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 or easily conclude. The problems in American policing are multitude and systemic, matters of both policy and culture. Much of this can only be corrected at the state or local level, and as there are around 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, this is a monumental task. In very few cases could sweeping federal action affect any substantive…
popularresistance.org/how-endless-war-co…

Bringing the coral reefs back to life
news.un.org | 2020-06-07
Coral reefs are being killed by the climate crisis, which is leading to rising sea temperatures. "Cryopreservation", a pioneering scientific technique", could be one way to save them.
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Japan declines to join US, others in condemning China for Hong Kong law
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Japan will not join the United States, Britain and others in issuing a statement scolding China for imposing a new security law, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, citing officials from countries involved.The United Kingdom, the U.S., Australia and Canada condemned China on May 28 for imposing a law that they said would threaten freedom and breach a 1984 Sino-British agreement on the autonomy of the former colony.Tokyo separately issued a statement May 28, the day China's parliament approved the national security legislation, saying the nation was "seriously concerned" about the move, which observers fear coul…
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Indigenous youth leader: 'We are rising up against police brutality against First Nations people'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-07
Anti-racism Paul GregoireIssue 1268 Australia First Nations Black deaths in custody Black Lives MatterJune 7, 2020On J…
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Gumbaynggirr custodians stop work in Nambucca State Forest
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-07
Environment Kerry Smith Issue 1268 Australia Nambucca Heads State ForestJune 7, 2020Gumbaynggirr custodians are claiming a hard-fought victory by stopping the NSW Forestry Corporation from logging cultural sites in the Nambucca State forest. | On June…
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Gangster State Capitalism
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
Hanne Herland of the European Herland Report has just had her book published in which she argues that the ruling elite has resurrected feudalism by financializing the economy and offshoring middle class jobs. The title is New Left Tyranny, …
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US senator Scott says China trying to sabotage vaccine development
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
The United States has evidence China is trying to slow down or sabotage the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by Western countries, Republican senator Rick Scott said on Sunday."We have got to get this vaccine done. Unfortunately we have evidence that communist China is trying to sabotage us or slow it down," he said during an interview on BBC TV."China does not want us … to do it first, they have decided to be an adversary to Americans and I think to democracy around the world."Asked what evidence the United States had, Scott declined to give details but said it had come through the intelligence community."Thi…
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Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…
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Who Is the Source of Violence in the US?
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-07
The 1% is the source of violence in the U.S. Antifa is nothing but a flag which is carried mostly by "secret informants" rather than by a few politically confused Antifa disciples! | The Trump Administration is using this name to …
globalresearch.ca/source-violence-us/571…

Turkey | eyes safer waters as it delivers first software package for domestic | radar system
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Turkey's coastal radar surveillance system project, which aims to detect illegal activities along western shores, has received its first software package, the country's Defense Industry Director said on Sunday."Turkey's territorial waters and coasts will be safer now with the implementation of domestic systems. We've currently delivered the first software package of 'The Coastal Surveillance Radar System Project' to the Turkish Coast Guard Command. It will entail surveillance stations equipped with radar, electro-optic and other sensors," ƒ∞smail Demir announced on his official Twitter account.The coas…
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Iran coronavirus deaths rise by 72 to 8,291
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Iran on Sunday confirmed 72 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,291.A further 2,364 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 171,789, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.According to the spokesman, 134,349 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,596 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but daily figures show an upward trend in recent days after authorities took measures to ease restrictions.Despite…
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Don't celebrate victory over coronavirus too soon, Pope tells Italians
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-07
Pope Francis on Sunday warned Italians to not let their guard down against coronavirus now that infection rates have fallen and urged them to obey government rules on social distancing and wearing masks.Francis, addressing several hundred people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday blessing, reacted to applause that broke out when he said their presence, albeit reduced, was a sign that Italy had overcome the acute phase of the pandemic."Be careful. Don't cry victory too soon," he cautioned them, departing from his prepared text.Nearly 34,000 people have died in Italy from the coronavirus, the fourth highest toll…
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Unanswered Questions Drive Convalescent Plasma Research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-07
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 …
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The Slow Exodus of Palestinian Christians
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-07
‚Ä¢ To read this essay on the Americans for Middle East Understanding website, click here ‚Ä¢ For a PDF version, click here It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied Palestinian territories, as it did in early March, it would find its first purchase in Bethlehem, a few miles south-east of Jerusalem …
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The Racist Public Execution of George Floyd Is a Transformative American Moment
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-07
The racist summary execution of Citizen Floyd has created an historic moment of truth for America and the new populism. The social violence we are starting to see in response to the twin-evils of the police state, whether by public executions by the police or COVID-lockdown and, is what we forecasted starting with pre-COVID analytic pieces like ' Rage and Bloodshed Ahead' and several essays afterward on that theme in March 2020. | Because there are hundreds of killing…
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FBI Launches Open Attack on 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging U.S. Foreign Policy
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-07
Thus the question of "attribution" has become the FBI's key lever for censoring alternative media that publishes critical content on U.S. foreign policy, or which attacks mainstream and corporate media narratives. If an outlet can be somehow linked to a foreign adversary, removing it from online platforms is fair game for the feds.
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They Don't Care About the Data, and They Never Have
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-07
Allan STEVO | The number of viruses in you, or any other perfectly healthy human, at this moment outnumber your own cells by a factor of 100, as virologist Dr. John Mokili points out: "In the human holobiont, the 10^13 human cells are outnumbered 10-fold by bacteria and 100-fold by viruses." Is the world really turning upside down over a virus? | Data Is Readily Available Today Like Never Before | We live in the age of the Internet. That means with a few clicks, viewpoints that used to take hours of librar…
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Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC)
Poor Peoples Campaign & partners | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
Online livstream…
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Colombia (Audio) Por la liberacià≤n de la Madre Tierra
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
La liberación de la Madre Tierra sigue bien parada, juntando fuerzas.
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Imperial social enterprise to accelerate low-cost COVID-19 vaccine
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-07
Imperial College London has formed a new social enterprise VacEquity Global Health (VGH) to bring its COVID-19 vaccine to the world.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198053/imperial-social-enterprise-accelerate-low-cost-covid-19

Enemies seek to damage Iran, Afghanistan friendly relations: police chief
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-07
TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA)

Omani speaker calls for boosting parliamentary ties with Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-07
TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA)

Iran's petchem production capacity to increase by 107k tons
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-07
TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA)

More On Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-07
At the time of our Memo, it was already clear that Mueller's findings would be fatally incomplete. We were virtually certain that Mueller's report would lack the forensic findings that we VIPS had arrived at through the kind of rigorous investigation that the FBI avoided doing. So we gave our Memo to you with the title: "Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings". | Sans forensics, Mueller's report fell far short of Rosenstein's earlier commitment "to ensure a full and thorough investigation". It was also clear to us that relying for forensics on CrowdStrike, a private cyber-security firm of checkered reputation, picked…
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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…
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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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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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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…
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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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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…

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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/belt-and-road-can-chin…

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…
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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…

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-…

Cop pushes old white man over backwards, leaves victim bleeding and unconscious after head hits sidewalk hard
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-06
This cancer of a creeping police state and of rampant brutality in our communities will continue and grow worse.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/06/cop-pushes…

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…

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…

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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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 …
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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…

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…

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 occurred was carried out by Hindu right-wing groups, the police had constructed a narrative that those res…
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-…

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…
globalresearch.ca/50-years-of-suppressed…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/6/police-brutal…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/6/police-br…

Horse bolts through crowd as police harass demonstrators at peaceful Black Lives Matter rally
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-06
A horse bolted through a crowd of people in central London during a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday 6 June. The incident took place after police mounted on horses clashed with protesters at a peaceful rally outside Downing Street.The London protest was carried out peacefully for much of Saturday afternoon, but scuffles began at around 6pm when police tried to harass protesters. Videos circulating on social media showed mounted police charging through protesters to try and disperse them. One officer appeared to fall off their horse, which then bolted

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…
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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.
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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…
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From White House to Golden Gate: Massive crowds rally nationwide to protest the death of George Floyd (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Thousands of protesters flooded the main streets, squares and bridges in nationwide protest over the death of George Floyd, leading some to question whether a second wave of Covid-19 is imminent. | Chicago, Washington, DC and New York all saw large groups gather to march and demonstrate, all of which have been peaceful as of Saturday afternoon. | Massive, peaceful turnout today at Union Park in #Chicago. #blacklivesmatter‚úä&#63…
rt.com/usa/491074-george-floyd-protests-…

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…

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…
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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…

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…

[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&…
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[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.
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[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

[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

[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

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

[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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

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…

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

On Palestinian Naksa Day, Israeli Forces Suppress Marches across West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-06
Several Palestinian demonstrations were held on Friday, condemning the Israeli government's plan to annex more of the West Bank, were met with tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets, fired by Israeli forces, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The protests were held on the same day as the 53rd anniversary of …
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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 …
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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…

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…

Lindsey Graham, Protests, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-06
Liberals are talking about Lindsey Graham's sexual orientation again. If you are more interested in the fact that Lindsey Graham is a hypocritical closeted gay Republican than you are in the fact that Lindsey Graham is a murderous war pig who advances mass military slaughter at every opportunity, your priorities are disordered. | Obviously Graham is so deep in the closet he's partied with the White Witch and Aslan the Lion, but the real scandal is that he is a closet psychopath. Jeffrey Dahmer didn't leave…
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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…

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…

"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…

Black Lives Matter protests spread to three continents
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-06
Thousands of people have rallied in Europe and Australia to honour George Floyd and to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The worldwide wave of solidarity following the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis also served to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States.In Paris, demonstrators tried to gather in front of the US Embassy, defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. | They were met by riot police and French security forces sealed off the embassy behind an imposing ring of metal barriers and roadblocks."You can fine me 10,000 or 20,000 times, the…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/06/0…

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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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.
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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 Use of Tear Gas Could Make the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-06
Chowdhury was on a part of the Vine Street Expressway that ran underground. Everyone panicked as gas drifted into the dark, semi-enclosed space, she said. People stomped over her as they scrambled away. Bruised, she scaled a fence to escape. But the tear gas found her later that evening, inside her own house; as police unleashed it on protesters in her predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia, it seeped in. | "I can't even be in my own house without escaping the violence of the state," said C…
truthout.org/articles/police-use-of-tear…

Thousands rally outside US embassy in Paris against police brutality in America & France (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-06-06
A huge crowd protested outside the US embassy in central Paris over George Floyd's death and the brutality of law enforcement in France, in violation of the ban on public gatherings introduced by the French capital. | Several hundred people came to Place de la Concorde, not far from the US embassy and the French Presidential Palace, despite the city authorities banning the rally due to the Covid-19 pandemic and violent outbursts during a similar event mid-week. | Plusieurs dizaines de personnes ont réussit à atteindre la Place de la Concorde, malgré le dispositif de police important autour de la zone. Ils récl…
rt.com/news/491065-france-floyd-protests…

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…

'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…
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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…
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/despotism-lockdowns-ra…

Turkish-Russian trade-off in Libya?
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-06
Moscow seems to have concluded that Haftar can't win, and opted to cut its losses | The success of forces aligned with Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in taking full control of Tripoli, ending Gen. Khalifa Haftar's year-long siege of the capital, and going on to capture the town of Tarhouna, is a major triumph for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was his decision to give his full military backing to the GNA that turned the tables both in the air and on the ground: crucially the squadrons of Bayrakdar drones he deployed, and the thousands of battle-hardened Islamist fighters he…
thealtworld.com/abdel_bari_atwan/turkish…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-06
The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of over 400 thousand people around the world, costing tens of millions of jobs. None of this, however, prevented America from imposing even more sanctions on Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Iran

What chance of pulling off a GCC reconciliation?
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-06
Trump is trying to get Saudi Arabia and the UAE to make up with Qatar, but only to rally them all against Iran | The feud within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been brought back to pubic attention by US President Donald Trump's latest bid to ease it. He has reportedly been trying to persuade Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to re-open their airspace to Qatari airliners because its closure forces them to detour over Iran and earns the country a substantial income in over-flight fees. We haven't been told of details of these efforts, or whether they have made any headway. | The GCC crisis erupted in the summer of 2…
thealtworld.com/abdel_bari_atwan/what-ch…

Racial inequalities contribute to higher unemployment rates in black communities, new research reveals
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-06
The "devastating effects of COVID-19 on the economic and physical well-being of black Americans were entirely predictable given persistent economic and health disparities."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/06/racial-ine…

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." |

La grande guerre du Moyen-Orient sera-t-elle déclenchée au Levant?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-06
Le monde est en pleine tourmente. L'année 2020 a déjà apporté son lot de crises majeures. D'une part, l'affrontement USA-Iran à la suite de l'assassinat du major général Qassem Soleimani par les USA. D'autre part, la pandémie de COVID-19 et la catastrophe économique qu'elle entraàÆne, qui ont coûté la vie à environ 400 000 personnes dans le monde et fait perdre des dizaines de millions d'emplois. Rien de tout cela n'a cependant empêché les USA d'imposer encore plus de sanctions contre l'Iran, la Syrie et lu Venezuela. L'Iran, qui est déjà soumis à des sanctions maximales depuis 1979, a envoyé cinq pétrolier…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/la-grande…

This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people
John Letzing | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-06
The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/06/this-is-ho…

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…
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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…

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 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
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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
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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…

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…

Israeli Military and Police Forces Detain Palestinians, including Journalist
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-06
Israeli police detained four Palestinian youths from occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday, local sources reported. Sources told the Palestinian Information Center that the Israeli police closed the Bab al-Amud or Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City, for several hours. Police reportedly abducted three youths in the area, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-military-and-p…

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 …
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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…

DOJ Inspector General investigates prison guards killing inmate with pepper spray
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-06
"He died because of the mace. You do not mace an asthmatic…They murdered my son."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/06/doj-inspec…

A Strategy for Global Democracy and Wealth Sharing
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-06
By Peter Phillips It is time for power to the people! Global capitalist inequality contributes directly to health pandemics, environmental degradation, and mass poverty. Elite-corporate oligarchs control the governments and…
projectcensored.org/a-strategy-for-globa…

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…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

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…
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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…

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.
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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…

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.
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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…

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…

Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-06
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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…
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…

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 …
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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…

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…
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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…

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 …
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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 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. …
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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…

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 …
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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 …
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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…

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…

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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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…

Companies Are Using Pandemic to Squeeze Money From Incarcerated People Like Me
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-06
The sun is shining bright as it sits high in the clear blue sky. Its warmth comforts the skin as a light breeze blows. The view of the beach is breathtaking. Everyone there has a bright smile, and at first glance, one would think this was a snapshot of the perfect moment in time. | These are the types of photographs you'll find on the website linked to one of the largest communications providers for prisons and jails in the United States, Securus. Prison communications companies like Securu…
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Breaking With AFL-CIO, Affiliated Labor Council May Vote to Expel Police Union
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-06
The executive board of MLK Labor, the central body of labor groups which represents more than 150 unions and 100,000 workers in the Seattle, Washington, area approved a resolution Thursday giving an ultimatum to the Seattle Police Officers Guild: Address Seattle Police Department's systemic racism or face potential expulsion. | The Police Officers Guild represents and negotiates labor contra…
truthout.org/articles/breaking-with-afl-…

As CO2 Levels Hit New High, Earth Experiences Its Hottest May on Record
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-06
The Earth just experienced its hottest May on record, scientists said Friday

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

Dutch farmers will kill 10,000 mink for fear of coronavirus. Are pigs and cattle next?
rt.com | 2020-06-06
Coronavirus deaths in the Netherlands have plummeted. Still, the government has ordered the slaughter of 10,000 captive mink, the first sign of a potential US-style mass cull. | Bred in captivity for their fur, mink are subjected to some appalling conditions throughout their short lives. However, the coronavirus pandemic has introduced a new threat into the lives of these creatures. After their handlers infected mink on Dutch farms with Covid-19 in April, and af…
rt.com/news/491071-netherlands-cull-mink…

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…

Desert locust to fuel hunger in Asia, Pacific: FAO
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
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Iran registers 2269 new COVID-19 infections, 75 deaths
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
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Tehran, Barcelona mull over technological experiences in battling COVID-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-06
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA)

Agreement between OPEC members 'goes ahead' as predicted: Zanganeh
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)

Responding to US president pointless, wrong: expert
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)

Michael White expelled due to disease exacerbation, human rights considerations: Iranian official
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)

Iranian Parl. attacked by US-backed terrorists in 2017: Mousavi
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)