Daily Archives: June 8, 2020

2020-06-08: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-08). Challenging Authority, the Only Viable Option for Positive Change. globalresearch.ca State-sponsored class warfare rages. Ongoing for decades, it's all about governance of, by, and for the privileged few at the expense of most others. | What's untenable persists with no end of it in prospect, no plan for improving the lives …

Bonnie Kristian (2020-06-08). How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality. zcomm.org This dynamic is deliberate: Police officers are explicitly trained to conceive of themselves as warriors in battle, always on high alert and prepared to kill…

Fight Back (2020-06-08). Minneapolis: 'Disband, defund,' or community control, of the police. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On June 7, Minneapolis officials tried to pull one over on the people again, in the guise of promising real change after the murder of George Floyd. Nine city council members declared a "commitment to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department." The announcement was made at community meeting held by Black Visions and Reclaim the Block, two grassroots organizations that have been calling on the council to divest from MPD since 2018. | Even if the proposal comes to pass, it will do little to deliver true justice and to avenge the victims who have been brutalized and murdered by the police over th…

Ajamu Baraka (2020-06-08). No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad. globalresearch.ca The justice for George Floyd mobilizations today reflected the state's worst nightmare — a multi-national and multi-racial action initiated by Black people with Black leadership. | So, we say: Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland; …

Fight Back (2020-06-08). Houston protests police murder of George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Houston, TX – The police murder of George Floyd, the catalyst of a national and now global wave of mass demonstrations against anti-Black racism and police brutality, took place in Minneapolis. But Floyd was a son of Houston, Texas, a longtime and much beloved neighborhood personality of the Third Ward, one of the city's historic centers of African-American life. Judging by the sheer size of the recent protests in Houston, Floyd's home city will never forget him. | The largest demonstration in Floyd's honor in Houston occurred on Tuesday, June 2, when an estimated 60,000 people came downtown for a march and rally…

Eds. (2020-06-08). The U.S. rebellion for black lives. mronline.org As protests rage across America against police brutality and systemic racism, Akunna Eneh, an activist from Boston, argues that the movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd has exposed the true face of American society.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-08). The Subversion of New York City's Official Policy to Curb Police Brutality. dissidentvoice.org In early November 1966, my sister and I‚Äïarmed with a bucket of home-made paste, a wide brush, and a thick roll of "Vote No" posters‚Äïheaded off from my student apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to plaster the surrounding area with the signs. The Patrolman's Benevolent Association (PBA), a very powerful police union, …

Vanessa Beeley (2020-06-08). Dr Bouthaina Shaaban speaks to Vanessa Beeley, Damascus. thealtworld.com Dr Bouthaina Shaaban on the hybrid war strategy being waged by the West, Israel, Turkey, Gulf States against Syria and her allies. | We had a meeting, during which we discussed most aspects of the maximum pressure campaign the sado-barbaric US Coalition is imposing upon Syria and all the nations who would defend her or provide economic support, trade and military collaboration. | Covid19 was discussed and the deliberate westernization of this alleged "pandemic" to further tighten the screws on an already economically devastated country that has endured 10 years of war, plagued by the various terrorist gangs cr…

Anya Parampil (2020-06-08). Colectivo de Protección de la Embajada de Venezuela logra victoria legal frente a una juez hostil nombrada por Obama y la fiscalía del gobierno. thegrayzone.com La sentencia contra los cuatro miembros del Colectivo de Protección de la Embajada de Venezuela, quienes fueron los últimos ocupantes…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-08). Congressional Dems unveil big police reform package. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Responding to the mass movement for comprehensive change in the nation's police departments — which itself is just one facet of the wider movement against racism in the U.S. — congressional Democrats have unveiled a massive package of police reforms. The lawmakers flew into D.C., despite the coronavirus pandemic, to showcase the Justice In Policing …

Albert Bender (2020-06-08). Teen students lead Nashville's largest ever protest against racist police violence. peoplesworld.org NASHVILLE—A huge gathering of protesters—led by students—congregated at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville the evening of Thursday, June 4, to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and the overall issue of racist police violence. The Bicentennial Mall Park is composed of 19 mostly grassy acres with plaques commemorating area history from ancient Indigenous times to the 20th Century. By the estimates …

Mathew Tanner (2020-06-08). Protesting in Phoenix for Dion Johnson, another Black man killed by police. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX, Ariz.—People in Phoenix are angry. The situation here may seem identical to the rest of the nation: spontaneous protest and civil unrest in response to the murder of George Floyd. And Arizona officials and local Phoenix leaders have pushed the idea that an amorphous, subversive criminal element of rioters and looters is descending on Phoenix, …

Gil Netter (2020-06-08). Conn. health workers demand PPE, honor their lost. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. — Over 200 health care workers, family members and supporters rallied across from Lawrence Memorial Hospital May 30, "for safety, protection and respect in the workplace and raising awareness of health care professionals' concerns that without proper personal protective equipment (PPE), communities are at risk." The rally, addressed by Teachers' President Randi …

Jenny Farrell (2020-06-08). Charles Dickens put ordinary people at the heart of the story. peoplesworld.org The English novelist Charles Dickens was born in 1812, during the Napoleonic Wars, into the lower petty bourgeoisie, whose life experience partly overlapped with that of the proletariat. He died on June 9, 1870, at the age of 58. We write this on the 150th anniversary of his death. Although Dickens's authorial perspective always remained …

Staff (2020-06-08). Defund the Police: Linda Sarsour & Mychal Denzel Smith on What Meaningful Change Would Look Like. democracynow.org Amid growing calls in New York City for police accountability, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to shift some of the city's funding for police and reallocate it to social services. We get response from Linda Sarsour, longtime Palestinian American Muslim organizer and co-founder of Until Freedom, which along with others has led the push to institute meaningful change. We also speak with author Mychal Denzel Smith, who notes that "one thing that's come of this global pandemic of COVID-19 is an understanding of what constitutes essential, what do we actually need. And police have shown that they are inessential."

Staff (2020-06-08). The End of Policing: Alex Vitale on How Cops & Their Unions Cover Up Inequality, Exploitation. democracynow.org Professor Alex Vitale argues the answer to police violence is not "reform." It's defunding. The author of "The End of Policing" says the movement to defund the police is part of "a long story about the use of police and prisons to manage problems of inequality and exploitation." He asks, "Why are we using police to paper over problems of economic exploitation?" He also discusses the role of police unions. "They become, in many cities, the locus, the institutional hub, for a whole set of right-wing 'thin blue line' politics that believe that policing is not only effective but it's the most desirable way to solve o…

Staff (2020-06-08). Headlines for June 8, 2020. democracynow.org Minneapolis City Council Announces It Will Disband Police Department, Uprising Against Racism, Police Brutality Brings Out 100,000s from Coast to Coast, D.C. Mayor, Protesters Paint Black Lives Matter Protest Call on Streets Leading to White House, Protests Mount Across the Globe as Racist and Colonialist Statues Targeted in U.K., Police Violence Against Protesters Results in More Deaths and Severe Injuries, Video Shows ICE Agents Arresting and Pointing Gun at Protester, Calls Mount to Prosecute Officers Who Killed African American Man, Manuel Ellis, in March, Family of Maurice Gordon, a Black Man Killed by NJ St…

Staff (2020-06-08). Minneapolis City Council Vows to Dismantle Police Dept. After Mass Protests & Grassroots Organizing. democracynow.org After nearly two weeks of historic protests, the Minneapolis City Council has announced it will move to dismantle the city's police department in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. "We've got to create a system of public safety that works for everybody," says Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison.

Staff (2020-06-08). "The Time Is Now": Tens of Thousands in NYC March for Justice, Peace & an End to Racist Police. democracynow.org As hundreds of thousands took to the streets nationwide and around the world to call for police accountability and demand Black lives matter in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Democracy Now! spoke to some of the people who joined the historic protests Saturday in New York City.

Combined Sources (2020-06-08). Black Lives Matter movement sweeps the world. peoplesworld.org Hundreds of thousands of people gathered this weekend in cities far from the United States to express anger over the death of George Floyd, a sign that the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality is resonating with wider calls to address racism from Australia to Asia to Europe. In Berlin, where police said 15,000 people rallied …

Eds. (2020-06-08). The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world. mronline.org This weekend, hundreds of thousands of workers and youth will protest the police murder of George Floyd, not only in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries.

John Pilger (2020-06-08). CIA's Forgotten Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally'. anti-empire.com The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer "personal" and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter? | Secret letters written in 1975 by the Queen and her man in Canberra, Sir John Kerr, can now be released by the National Archives. On November 11, 1975, Kerr infamously sacked the reformist government of prime minister Gough Whitlam, and delivered Australia into the hands of the United States. | Today, Australia is a vassal state bar none: its politics, intelligence agencies,…

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo (2020-06-08). What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? dissidentvoice.org Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza's recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel's wars impacted Aludaini's life as much as …

yenisafak (2020-06-08). White | cops wash | feet | of black | protesters | during | demonstration | in US. yenisafak.com As tens of thousands of people take part in Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the world over the killing of George Floyd, the U.S. state of North Carolina played host to the most interesting form of protest witnessed yet. White cops and demonstrators washed the feet of black protesters to show their solidarity against racism and police brutality.The event was reportedly organized by ex-priest Faith Wokom; because according to the Christian belief, foot-washing represents love and humility. Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, was filmed gasping for air and pleading for breath as now-fired police officer…

Fréa Lockley (2020-06-08). The BBC just showed utter disregard for Black lives and the UK's racism. thecanary.co On 7 June, Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol "A mass murderer": | Since police in Minneapolis

The Canary (2020-06-08). Survey highlights loneliness of young people during lockdown. thecanary.co More than half of young people who said their wellbeing has been affected by the coronavirus lockdown have experienced loneliness, analysis suggests. | An Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 50.8% of those aged 16 to 24 said they were lonely during the lockdown. | By contrast, just under a quarter (24.1%) of people aged 55 to 69 who reported their wellbeing as being affected by the lockdown said they had felt lonely. | The ONS said this echoes previous research exploring chronic loneliness, showing that people in younger age groups were most likely to report lone…

Martin Empson (2020-06-08). Marx, ecology and industrial agriculture. mronline.org British climate activist and socialist Martin Empson writes on why the fight against climate change must be a fight for system change and for socialism.

Revolutionary United Front (2020-06-08). Tuesday 6/9: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). VIDEO: Canadian former MP talks of racial violence, police brutality over Floyd's death. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Celina Caesar-Chavannes, a Canadian politician and former MP in an exclusive interview with Mehr News Agency talked of racial violence and brutality of police over the death of George Floyd.

_____ (2020-06-08). Joe Biden Is A Racist Who Loves Police Brutality. popularresistance.org Biden's history of enthusiastic racism stretches back decades. From the moment he entered the U.S. Senate in the early 1970s, he vocally opposed busing to achieve school desegregation. "Opposing busing" has long been racist code for opposing Black and brown children going to school with white children. At a time when "separate but equal" was beginning to become politically unpalatable, Biden's leadership against busing, in the most generous possible interpretation, provided cover for segregationists to continue their work. He has spent his life fighting for policies that make life worse for Black, Indigenous, and…

The Canary (2020-06-08). New Zealand eradicates coronavirus. thecanary.co New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday that the final person known to have been infected had recovered.The news swiftly led to the country's government announcing all forms of public events can again take place without limitations or social distancing guidelines.It has been 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand, and Monday also marked the first time since late February there had been no active cases.Health officials caution that new cases could be imported into the country, which has closed its borders to everybody but citizens an…

David P. Goldman (2020-06-08). America Is trying to Ban Korea, Taiwan and China (!) From Selling Chips to Huawei If They've Been Made With US-Made Tools. anti-empire.com Editor's note: In the long run why would anyone continue buying American machine tools? |
| South Korea has told Washington that restrictions on semiconductor sales to Huawei and other Chinese companies are "unacceptable," according to industry sources. | Seoul is trying to mediate between Beijing and Washington following the US Commerce Department's May 18 announcement that sales of computer chips to companies on its "entity list" will require a license if they are produced with US technology, even if they are produced overseas by foreign companies. | After the US temporarily banned exports of high-end smar…

Dan Diamond (2020-06-08). Couldn't Bury Your Father Because of Lockdown? Public Health Experts Have a New Exciting Message for You: "ACAB!" anti-empire.com For months, public health experts have urged Americans to take every precaution to stop the spread of Covid-19—stay at home, steer clear of friends and extended family, and absolutely avoid large gatherings. | Now some of those experts are broadcasting a new message: It's time to get out of the house and join the mass protests against racism. | "We should always evaluate the risks and benefits of efforts to control the virus," Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist, tweeted on Tuesday. "In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the ha…

Addison Blu (2020-06-08). Syria Sends Advisors to Aid US Rebels. anti-empire.com WASHINGTON — As the United States works through its immense internal challenges with human rights, equality, and government use of force, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad seeks to help the US in the same way the US helped during the recent Syrian civil war. | "We're sending advisors from our elite special operations units to, you know, help foster peace," Assad told reporters while hiding a smirk. "I can't tell you how valuable it was to have a foreign influence stoking the fires during a period of violent unrest. The least we can do is return the favor." | Assad's aides exchanged high fives in a symbol of…

ahtribune (2020-06-08). Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant? ahtribune.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…

ahtribune (2020-06-08). COVID-19, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter: The Battle for Control of the Internet. ahtribune.com Many observers have noted that the time through which we are living now seems unprecedented. We are all experiencing an amazing convergence of so many monumental developments that combine into a fast-moving narrative. In recent days the focus suddenly shifted from COVID-19 and compulsory vaccines to insurrection and anarchy from within. Suddenly the vaccine czar, Bill Gates, has been swept from the center stage of current events. Suddenly multi-billionaire Gates has been upstaged by multi-billionaire George Soros. | What is going on? What are the themes of continuity and disjuncture that characterize the stran…

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-08). You Can Be An Anti-Imperialist, Support African-Americans, And Also Oppose Terrorism. thealtworld.com The false narrative that's being propagated in the Alt-Media Community alleging that opposition to Antifa's nationwide spree of urban terrorism disqualifies one from being an anti-imperialist and supporter of African-Americans deserves to be directly debunked because it amounts to nothing more than an attempt to trick people into accepting the selective "normalization" of terrorist means to ideological ends. | Many In The Alt-Media Community Showed Their True Terrorist-Supporting Face | "

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-08). Russian Diplomats Expelled from Czechia Because of Likely Fake News Story. globalresearch.ca The secret services of Czechia had first informed its government in April that it had damning evidence against two Russian diplomats in the country that would warrant their expulsion. It was alleged, without any evidence given publicly, that Russian diplomats …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2020-06-08). WAFA: Israel Committed 27 Violations Against Journalists in May 2020. imemc.org The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, that it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during May. The report on Israeli violations against journalists states that these violations included …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-08). What America and the World Need Now: Dismantle Big Money Power, Get Money Out of Politics. End Institutional Racism. globalresearch.ca Mass protests in the US and elsewhere over racist killings of Black men like George Floyd aren't good enough. | They divert attention from an array of core issues ignored by officialdom and establishment media. | Justice won't be served unless they're …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-08). Progressives in Ireland unite to demand justice for George Floyd. peoplesdispatch.org Marches in solidarity with the anti-racist protests in the US were held, defying police restrictions, in Dublin in the Irish Republic and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Protesters, however, adhered to the COVID-19 safety protocol…

Richard Greeman (2020-06-08). Ten Days that May Have Changed the World. Mass Protests across America. globalresearch.ca Sparked by the police murder of

Rima Najjar (2020-06-08). Camouflage: How the Israeli Left Continues to Hoodwink Us with Corrupted Slogans. globalresearch.ca To reach the hearts and minds of Americans, the Zionist Israeli Left is manipulating the Black Lives Matter movement. The slogans and images of protestors coming out of Tel Aviv continue to hoodwink the world with a sudden and self-serving …

subMedia (2020-06-08). RIP George Floyd and Solidarity with Those Fighting Back. dissidentvoice.org It's been a historic and heavy two weeks in the US, following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Calls for justice have grown from a mid-sized protest outside a precinct to a nation-wide uprising, leading Donald Trump to run to his bunker and threaten to call in the …

Fight Back (2020-06-08). Thousands protest across South Florida against police violence. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – Thousands took to the streets of Miami June 6, to protest police violence against Black and brown communities in the U.S. and to continue demanding justice for George Floyd. Protesters called for arresting killer cops in all cities, demilitarizing the police, and community control over the police. They took to the streets and marched for miles along Biscayne Avenue, from the Torch of Friendship at Bayside all the way to Wynwood. | There were two different marches happening simultaneously in Miami plus several others in cities like Miramar and Davie in Broward County. | There were also several actions…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). UN sends 72 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Monday sent 72 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-08). Trump's Path to Historical Ignominy. strategic-culture.org History has always treated harshly those tyrants and strongmen who have been gratuitously violent toward their subjects and citizens and believed in purposely creating misery for their charge. Donald John Trump, the third impeached president of the United States, decided to clear peaceful protesters gathered a full block from the White House, so he could have his photograph taken standing in front of a church. It was not any church, but St. John's Episcopal Church, dubbed the "Church of the Presidents," owing to the several chief executives who have worshiped there over the decades. | To prepare for Trump's photo…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-08). For This to Slip Would Be the 'End of Empire'. strategic-culture.org A hot humid day, but a gentle, warm breeze is blowing. The smoke and tear gas swirl gently to and fro, hanging in the dense, sweaty air, as shafts of dazzling sunlight scythe through the smokiness at sharp angles. A mass protest is forming. Youths are chattering; people moving aimlessly. It still has not solidified into purpose, yet the raw tenseness of the coming conflict hangs, as palpably as does the smoke in the air. It is evident — there will be violence today. | No, this is not America. This is the flashpoint crossroad between the radical Jewish settler outpost of Beit El in the West Bank, and its int…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-08). Black Lives Matter! Labor Rally & March In SF. indybay.org Hundreds of Northern California trade unionists marched and rallied in San Francisco Hunters Point Bay View district to protest the murder of George Floyd and many other Black workers and youth. Some community members also spoke out about the murders.

WSWS Repost (2020-06-08). 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 (2020-06-08). 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.

_____ (2020-06-08). Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police. popularresistance.org Welcome to the Real News. I'm Kim Brown. After several sustained days of protest in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd on May 25th, the epicenter of this latest uprising movement, Minneapolis, is experiencing an over militarized response with Minnesota National Guard troops joining alongside Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota State Police law enforcement agencies in attempting to quell the uprisings. But organizers on the ground there are using their ingenuity to coordinate mutual aid and redistribution efforts, plus providing a platform for the solution to the crisis of over-policing and…

_____ (2020-06-08). US Veterans, Including Active Duty, Reject Militarization Against Demonstrators. popularresistance.org The United States is in the midst of a mass uprising against police violence, but also a whole list of grievances such as the lack of jobs, health care, education and more. Sustained protests have been going on for two weeks defying curfews and severe repression by police. The national guard has been deployed to 23 states and President Trump threatened to deploy the military against people expressing their First Amendment rights. We speak with Danny Sjursen, a retired Major and spokesperson for About Face: Veterans Against the War, about how members of the military are responding to current events. Veterans have…

The Canary (2020-06-08). Giving drivers £6,000 to switch to electric car would be 'fantastic move'. thecanary.co Motoring and environmental groups have welcomed the prospect of a new car scrappage scheme encouraging motorists to switch to electric vehicles. | The AA described it as "fantastic" while Greenpeace said it would be "moving in the right direction". | Boris Johnson is considering launching plans to give drivers up to £6,000 to exchange their petrol or diesel car for an electric model, the Daily Telegraph reported. | In March the government reduced the maximum grant available for electric car buyers under the Plug-In Car Grant by £500 to £3,000. | But it has been urged to help manufacturers hit ha…

Ali Salam (2020-06-08). Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military. imemc.org Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two …

John A. Mathews (2020-06-08). Oil Price Wars, Covid-19 Havoc and the Evolving US-China Trade War. globalresearch.ca The US-China relationship continues to sour under the impact of Covid-19, with the Trump administration threatening to cut all ties with China in a move that would divide the world into two competing trade entities.1 It's been a bad …

Malte Humpert (2020-06-08). The Arctic Northern Sea Route: Russia Conducts Record-Breaking Delivery of LNG to China. globalresearch.ca Russia is one step closer to achieving year-round navigation in the Arctic. An ice-capable tanker made the earliest delivery of LNG to China via the Northern Sea Route. | *** | For the past several years a fleet of fifteen specialized Arc7 …

Paul Dobson (2020-06-08). China Sends Sixth COVID-19 Aid Installment as Venezuela Thanks 'True Friends'. venezuelanalysis.com The country is relaxing it's lockdown on a week-on-week-off basis despite rising cases.

Fight Back (2020-06-08). 10,000-plus march against police crimes in Jacksonville FL. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday, June 6, over 10,000 residents of Jacksonville came out to an historic march hosted by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee. This march came a week after 3500 people gathered on the headquarters of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) to demand: Release of body camera footage being held hostage by JSO; an end to excessive force, by instituting community control via a Civilian Police Accountability Council; and transparency in testing and reporting of COVID-19 for those in JSO custody. | With the June 6 march being the largest civil rights demonstration in the city's histor…

Graham Peebles (2020-06-08). Air Pollution, Mental Illness, and Covid-19. dissidentvoice.org Lockdowns imposed in response to Covid-19 forced millions of people to stay at home, businesses closed and a widespread hush descended. The major beneficiary of the controls has been the natural environment; in particular there has been a dramatic reduction in air pollution everywhere. But as countries begin to lift restrictions, road traffic levels are …

_____ (2020-06-08). "Unprecedented" transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co's. truepublica.org.uk By Mary Fitzgerald and Corri Crider: Hours before facing court proceedings from openDemocracy over its massive NHS COVID-19 data deal with private tech firms, the UK government has caved to pressure and released all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI firms Faculty and Palantir. The contracts, released to openDemocracy …

Parul Verma (2020-06-08). Communalism and Coronavirus: India's New Strain of Virus. asia-pacificresearch.com

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (2020-06-08). Give Venezuela Back Its Gold: Case Goes to London Court. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan authorities appeared in court in London last Thursday May 28 to demand that the Bank of England comply with instructions to sell part of the 31 tons of gold it holds on behalf of Venezuela. | Venezuelan Central Bank President …

Felix Imonti (2020-06-08). America's Fracking Industry: Donald Trump's Lost Dream for World Energy Domination. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry that won't have dire consequences for the economy. The survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia. | It was not until 2013 that the real potential …

_____ (2020-06-08). Behind Covid Crisis: Agriculture Bill Amendment Aims to Deregulate GMOs in the UK. truepublica.org.uk By Beyond GMO: It wasn't so long ago we reported a shambolic debate in the House of Lords, led by Viscount Ridley, which introduced the idea of deregulating GMOs in the UK. Advocates on both sides of the House showed how little they really understood the issues, but that doesn't mean the issues went away. …

Lau Kin Chi (2020-06-08). Remembering Francois Houtart. globalresearch.ca Three years ago, on this day, Francois Houtart left us. | He died in his sleep in the early hours of June 6 in Quito. It was only when I was working on his autobiography after his death that I learnt …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-06-08). Colonialism and Racism. To America, Black Lives Only Sometimes Matter. globalresearch.ca There is no doubt that colonialism and racism sit at the root of America's domestic problems. The push to dominate others abroad is directly linked to the belief that those who are different at home should also be dominated. | There …

Global Research News (2020-06-08). Global Research: Honest Journalism in Uncertain Times. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …

Alexi Jones (2020-06-08). Not Just "A Few Bad Apples": U.S. Police Kill Civilians at Much Higher Rates than Other Countries. globalresearch.ca There is no question that the number of police killings of civilians in the U.S. — who are disproportionately Black and other people of color — are the result of policies and practices that enable and even encourage police violence. …

Chris Cole (2020-06-08). Drone Wars at Ten #3: What's Next? A Peek at the Future. globalresearch.ca In this final post to mark our 10th birthday, I want to peek a little into the future, looking at what we are facing in relation to drone warfare in the coming years. Of course predicting the future is always …

Janea Wilson (2020-06-08). Tear Gas Is Banned in International Warfare——Why Are Police Using It on U.S. Civilians? globalresearch.ca On June 2, President Trump threatened to deploy

Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh (2020-06-08). The Gaza Strip Under Israeli Military Siege. globalresearch.ca The following article aims at providing a critical analysis of the Israeli policies towards the colonized Gaza Strip and its Palestinian people. Consequently, it will concentrate on the Military Siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and on the deliberate Israelipolicy …

IMEMC News (2020-06-08). Israeli Shabak Claims Arresting A Palestinian Believed To Be Behind The Death Of A Soldier During Jenin Invasion. imemc.org The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) lifted, on Sunday evening, a gag order on the abduction of a Palestinian who is believed to be behind the death of an Israeli soldier during an invasion into Ya'bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, on May 12, 2020. The Shabak …

IMEMC News (2020-06-08). Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 23 Palestinians, most of them are members of Fateh Movement, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic stated that the soldiers conducted violent searches of dozens of homes in …

IMEMC News (2020-06-08). Israeli Colonist Injures A Palestinian Child In Her Eye. imemc.org An illegal Israeli colonialist settler attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian child in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, causing an injury in one of her eyes, in addition to cuts and bruises. Media sources said the colonist assaulted the child, identified as Mariam Yasser Najeeb, 11, while playing and riding her …

Dean Baker (2020-06-08). NYT Says Farmers to Get 10 Million Food Stamp Person Years of Government Aid. cepr.net That is not precisely what the newspaper said because it prefers to use really big numbers that it knows are meaningless to almost all of its readers. It instead told readers that the aid is expected to be $16 billion. This is in addition to the 7.5 million food stamp person years that farmers got …

_____ (2020-06-08). The Spectator — "Boris Johnson Isn't Fit To Lead" truepublica.org.uk The Spectator Magazine is owned by the Barclay Brothers, who also own The Telegraph newspaper. The tax-avoiding Barclay brothers are billionaires and amongst other things in this life — they want Brexit because it will personally enrich them. And so The Spectator, a right-of-centre weekly magazine follows editorial orders. That is, until last week when …

Lynda Carson (2020-06-08). Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C. indybay.org Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-06-08). Russian Academician Arbatov's Washington Leanings, Recommends Moscow to Avoid a Strategic Alliance with China. globalresearch.ca If there were a Russian version of the website PropOrNot, Academician Arbatov could find himself listed there as "American agent/dupe." | Arbatov directs the International Security Center of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of …

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkey orders 149 people detained for suspected FETàñ links. yenisafak.com Turkish security authorities on Monday launched multiple operations in various provinces to arrest terror suspects affiliated with the FETO

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkey's auto production tops 415,000 in Jan-May. yenisafak.com Automakers in Turkey produced 415,454 vehicles, including automobiles, light commercial vehicles, and tractors, in January-May, according to a sectoral report released on Monday.In the first five months of 2020, Turkey's auto production dropped 35% on a yearly basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Automotive Manufacturers Association.The report said nearly 80% of manufactured vehicles were exported, marking a 38% annual decline to 331,391 units as most of the country's export markets implemented coronavirus-related lockdown measures.The country's automotive exports totaled some $9 billion in the five-month…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkish Central Bank to back import-cutting investments. yenisafak.com Turkey will continue to back investments that will reduce imports and increase exports, said Berat Albayrak, the country's treasury and finance minister, on Monday.Citing a recent announcement that the Turkish Central Bank would start reallocating its Turkish Lira rediscount credits for firms, Albayrak said a total of 400 million Turkish liras ($59 million) would be provided to companies with a maximum maturity of 10 years.By the end of March, the bank announced that Turkish lira rediscount credits of up to 60 billion Turkish liras ($8.9 billion) would be extended to exporting and FX-earning services to contain…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Economies of Turkey, Italy to bounce: Italian chamber. yenisafak.com Turkey and Italy's economies will bounce in the manufacturing and tourism sectors when the wheels restart to turn amid the pandemic, the head of Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Monday.All countries plan to reactivate their economies to revive the global trade after the COVID-19 outbreak, Livio Manzini stressed in a press release.Several experts and economists believe Turkey will have an important role in global supply chains after the pandemic period, especially in its region.Turkey and Italy have $20 billions of bilateral trade volume, he said, adding: "This shows we are in second place among th…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkey's first lady marks World Oceans Day. yenisafak.com Turkey's first lady on Monday marked the occasion of June 8, World Oceans Day."Water is life. Oceans are the home of countless species. Let's remember once again on June 8 #WorldOceans Day that the cleanliness of the oceans, seas and coasts is vital for our world," Emine Erdogan said on Twitter.She underlined that seas and oceans are the "common frontier" of all countries in the world, and called to act with a "common conscience" on this matter."If we can make #ZeroWaste philosophy a lifestyle that includes seas as well, we can carry the vast blues to the future," Erdogan said."Our children do not deserve a futur…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkey introduces new regulations amid normalization. yenisafak.com Turkey revised Monday coronavirus measures for the normalization from the outbreak.An official letter by the Health Ministry, which was sent to governors' offices in 81 provinces as well as all health institutions of Turkey, said that some of the restrictions that had been implemented due to the outbreak are partially or totally lifted.According to the new rules, patient visits will be allowed for one person to meet the needs of the inpatient and the visit will be paid after working hours. Visits are not allowed in intensive and palliative care units.On condition of complying with the rules set up by the ministry…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Turkey exported 2,000 respirators during virus pandemic. yenisafak.com During medical supply shortages in many countries worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey managed to manufacture and export some 2,000 life-saving mechanical ventilators around the globe, including 1,500 to Brazil, said Turkey's technology and industry minister on Monday.Turkey also developed methods to produce two different medicines which it had previously imported, Mustafa Varank told an online meeting on COVID-19 vaccine and medicine projects.With severe shortness of breath a hallmark of the novel coronavirus, ventilators have been a critical need amid the global pandemic.Numerous countries faced diff…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Iran's death toll from coronavirus surpasses 8,350. yenisafak.com Iran on Monday confirmed 70 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,351. | A further 2,043 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 173,832, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | According to the spokesman, 136,360 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,619 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.1 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the s…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). UK reports lowest daily COVID-19 deaths. yenisafak.com Britain on Monday reported 55 new coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest since the lockdown that started on March 23. The death toll rose to 40,597.The official figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care show a total of 287,399 people have tested positive so far.The country has now reported less than 100 deaths for a second day; however, the official reported numbers have been smaller during the outbreak due to lower reporting at weekends.No new deaths have been reported at London hospitals on Monday, according to the National Health Service England.- Mandatory self-isolationThe UK began imposin…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). 'Hunger is worse than corona': Sudanese demand end to lockdown amid economic woes. yenisafak.com Like many Sudanese, car mechanic Mohamed Othman says the government must end its coronavirus lockdown now so that he can get back to work because "me and my family have no other source of income".The transitional civilian government, which runs Sudan under a power-sharing deal with the army, ordered most businesses, markets, schools and mosques to shut and imposed travel restrictions nearly two months ago.But it is facing growing demands to end the restrictions from a population mired in poverty and facing annual inflation of nearly 100% as well as complaints that promised aid for poorer Sudanese has failed to ma…

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Germany: Suspect arrested over plans to attack Muslims. yenisafak.com German police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack against Muslims, officials announced on Monday.The suspect talked about his plans during an anonymous internet chat last week, state prosecutor's office in the northern German city of Celle said in a statement.He wanted to carry out an attack similar to the 2019 mosque shootings in New Zealand's Christchurch, to draw attention from the international media, the prosecutors said.Police found arms, hard drives, far-right publications and documents, during searches at the apartment of the suspect in the northern city of Hildesheim.Ge…

Nathan Sparkes (2020-06-08). The government just gave the corporate press £35m of your money. thecanary.co The economic effects of coronavirus (Covid-19) are being felt by people and businesses all over the UK. But spare a thought for Rupert Murdoch, Daily Mail owner the 4th Viscount Rothermere, Telegraph owners the Barclay brothers, and

Poor Peoples Campaign & partners (2020-06-08). Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC). indybay.org Online livstream…

Repost (2020-06-08). AFA-CWA Pres Sara Nelson Likes ILWU Action On June 9th To Act In Memorial To George Floyd. indybay.org ILWU Local 10, 34 and all west coast locals will be stopping work on June 9,2020 to remember George Floyd who was murdered by the police in Minneapolis. Also there will be a West Coast shutdown of all Ports on Juneteenth June 19, 2020. CWA AFA President Sara Nelson supported the action…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-08). Colombia (Audio) Por la liberacià≤n de la Madre Tierra. indybay.org La liberación de la Madre Tierra sigue bien parada, juntando fuerzas.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-08). Lockdown and school closures in Europe may have prevented 3.1m deaths. imperial.ac.uk Large-scale lockdowns and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in Europe have been successful in reducing the transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — China has criticized the US' policies toward the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) as the main reason behind the nuclear crisis, saying that fulfilling commitments under the historic pact is the sole way to tackle the situation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). US imposes new sanctions against Iranian tankers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — US Treasury Department recently added 125 ships and tankers linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran to its sanctions list.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Leader thanks crew of oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appreciated the efforts of the oil tankers' crew that delivered Iranian fuel to Venezuela.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). 2,043 new coronavirus infections confirmed in Iran: spokseman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — According to Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, 2,043 new coronavirus cases and 70 deaths have been confirmed in Iran during the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Tehran Univ. to host Intl. Conference on "Coronavirus Battlefield" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The International Conference of "Coronavirus Battlefield" will be held tomorrow on Jun. 9 through webinar.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Hashd al-Sha'abi, Iraqi Army launch op. against ISIL near Syrian border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Hashd al-Sha'abi and the Iraqi Army launched a large-scale operation on Monday to identify and destroy ISIL terrorist elements near the Syrian border.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). New bridge between Iran-Turkmenistan, source of strengthening ties between two nations'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan said that inauguration of the new bridge between Iran and Turkmenistan in Sarakhs is the source of strengthening relations between the two nations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Iranians stranded in Kazakhstan return home amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — A group of Iranian citizens stranded in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic arrived in Tehran on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Authority of Armed forces due to popularity: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that popularity is the key to the victory and authority of Iran's Armed Forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Surge in production, key to resolve problems for entering new century: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the current year's motto entitled 'surge in production' and added, "surge in production is the key to resolve problems for entering new century.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Indian ship evacuating nationals from Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — India's 'INS Shardul' will evacuate 200 Indian citizens, i.e. fishermen stranded in Iran for months now, on Monday from the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran to Porbandar, Gujarat.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Raeisi condemns West's hosting Iranian financial criminals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi criticized western countries that act as a safe haven for economic disruptors charged with financial crimes in Iran but have fled the country to escape justice.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Nature of Lake Soha to Laton waterfall with breathtaking views. en.mehrnews.com ARDABIL, Jun. 09 (MNA) — It is enough to move from Ardabil city and continue the road 35km away towards the east. After crossing the village of Soha, you will reach the lake. The lake that is the starting point of vegetation of forests in Gilan province. The combination of Lake Soha and forests of Gilan province has created a spectacular view with breathtaking views.

_____ (2020-06-08). What Next As The Whip Of Reaction Fails To Cow The Masses? popularresistance.org Over the last two years, more Americans were killed by police than Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan over the last 18 years. ‚ĨMore Americans were killed by police in the last three years than people were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. ‚Ä™Combine this with a devastating economic crisis and pandemic, and it is easy to understand why a tipping point has been reached, as the accumulated rage and humiliation of centuries spills over onto the streets. | Earlier this year, in the 2020 draft Perspectives for the Coming American Revolution, we wrote the following:…

_____ (2020-06-08). FBI Launches Open Attack On 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy. popularresistance.org The FBI has publicly justified its suppression of dissenting online views about US foreign policy if a media outlet can be somehow linked to one of its adversaries. The Bureau's justification followed a series of instances in which Silicon Valley social media platforms banned accounts following consultations with the FBI. | In a particularly notable case in 2018, the FBI encouraged Facebook, Instagram and Google to remove or restrict ads on the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an online journal that published critical opinion articles on US policy toward Iran and the Middle East. The bureau has never offered a clea…

Sam Levin (2020-06-07). Movement to Defund Police Gains 'Unprecedented' Support Across US. zcomm.org Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services. Some lawmakers now agree…

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

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…

RT (2020-06-07). Woke Justice: Philadelphia Inquirer chief editor loses job over 'Buildings Matter, Too' headline. rt.com Stan Wischnowski, top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, faced the need to resign as the newspaper dared to question the consequences of the riots damaging the city's historic center. | The headline, which read "Buildings Matter, Too," sat atop a Tuesday column that in all respects was sympathetic to the crowds of protesters and rioters, even going as far as calling the smashing and burning of historic shopfronts "a just and justified response" to police brutality. Columnist Inga Saffron lamented though, that these buildings — and those in the city's black neighborhoods — may never be rebuilt the s…

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Austin Police Department Allegedly Fakes Thank-You Notes Amid Floyd Protests, Receives Backlash. sputniknews.com In every state and in almost every major city across the United States, as well as in many cities around the world, ongoing massive demonstrations against police brutality provoked by the killing of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers last month are looking increasingly like a cultural movement.

sputniknews (2020-06-07). NYT Opinion Editor Resigns After Op-Ed by Senator Cotton Calls For Using Troops Amid Protests. sputniknews.com The op-ed that raised unrest in the editorial office of the New York Times was written by GOP Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and called for using military force to quell ongoing and widespread protests against police brutality over the death of George Floyd. Earlier, opinion editor James Bennet defended the piece and apologized.

_____ (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). Fortress On A Hill: Interview 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). 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…

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…

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."

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…

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…

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

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…

The Canary (2020-06-07). Protesters pull down statue of slave trader and push it into harbour. thecanary.co Protesters in Bristol have pulled down the controversial statue of a 17th Century slave trader.The bronze memorial to Edward Colston situated in Bristol city centre since 1895, was torn down after crowds left College Green.It had been the subject of an 11,000-strong petition to have it removed.Protesters throw the statue of Edward Colston into Bristol harbour (Ben Birchall/PA)Images showed crowds rushing to stamp on the statue, which stood in Colston Avenue, before it was rolled along the road and pushed into the harbour.Earlier, protester John McAllister, 71, tore down black bin bags used to hide the statue to d…

RT (2020-06-07). Netanyahu says Covid-19 won't diminish Israel's commitment to fighting Iran's nuclear program, urges 'crippling' sanction. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic should not be an obstacle in fighting Iran, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said calling for harsh sanctions against Tehran after a critical report by the international nuclear watchdog. | The PM insisted that "coronavirus does not diminish our determination to act against Iranian aggression at all," vowing to do everything to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. | "Iran systematically violates its commitments by hiding sites, by enriching fissile materials and other violations," Netanyahu said as he opened a government meeting on Sunday. | He called on the international comm…

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…

RT (2020-06-07). China's Covid-19 statistics are accurate, while lockdown makes little difference — Nobel laureate biophysicist Levitt tells RT. rt.com Challenging the widespread belief that the worldwide anti-coronavirus lockdown has helped in slowing down the disease spread, Stanford Professor Michael Levitt believes that it's actually made very little difference. | Speaking to RT's Going Underground, Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist Levitt said that there was no reason to doubt China's official coronavirus figures, since its statistics are corresponding with the dynamics observed elsewhere. | "What happened in China outside of Hubei is exactly the same dynamics of the curve as what happened in New Zealand," Levitt stated. "If China is forging statistics, t…

RT (2020-06-07). 'You talk like Goebbels': Global Times editor-in-chief shoots back at Pompeo's parallels between China & Nazi Germany. rt.com The editor-in-chief of a major Chinese tabloid slammed Mike Pompeo for comparing his country to Nazi Germany, likening his words to those of Hitler's propaganda chief and reminding the secretary of state of America's endless wars. | Hu Xijin took to Twitter on Sunday venting his anger about Mike Pompeo's remarks. | "You are inciting radical hostility and ripping the world apart. You aren't like a top diplomat, instead, you talk like Goebbels of Nazi Germany. I'm worried that world peace will eventually be destroyed by extreme politicians like you," he wrote. | You are inciting radical hostility and ripping the…

RT (2020-06-07). Black Lives Matter protest in Sweden descends into violence and vandalism (VIDEOS). rt.com The Swedish city of Gothenburg has been shaken by street violence, after an initially peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' protest turned into a riot. Police clashed with demonstrators, who threw stones and smashed storefronts. | Defying the Swedish government's coronavirus guidelines — which ban gatherings of more than 50 people — an estimated 2,000 people assembled in the city of Gothenburg on Sunday, to show solidarity with the worldwide protests that broke out after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer nearly two weeks ago. | Although the protest began peacefully, by late afternoo…

RT (2020-06-07). Mark Wahlberg accused of downplaying his own HATE CRIMES after mourning for George Floyd. rt.com Actor Mark Wahlberg jumped on the bandwagon in paying his tributes to George Floyd, but he's now been accused of hypocrisy for his own history of hate crimes. For Wahlberg, it's a history he's tried — unsuccessfully — to bury. | As protests and riots swept the nation following the killing of George Floyd — an unarmed black man — by a Minneapolis police officer two weeks ago, celebrities issued their usual condolences and Hollywood platitudes. Wahlberg's message was no different, with the Hollywood heavy-hitter writing "The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together…

RT (2020-06-07). Cops and protesters brawl in London, as PM declares demonstrations 'subverted by thuggery'. rt.com After a peaceful demonstration at the US embassy, some 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in London showed up at Downing Street where the scene grew more chaotic. Police clashed with the crowd in an attempt to restore order. | The gathering at London's US embassy on Sunday drew

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…

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 …

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 …

_____ (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…

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 …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-07). PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem. imemc.org Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

Tom Coburg (2020-06-07). Protesters attacked by the police and their allies have the moral right to defend themselves. thecanary.co Across the US, Black Lives Matter protesters are under violent attack by the police and the national guard. Far-right white supremacists are also visible. But people can only take so much, and if attacked, protesters have a moral right to defend themselves. | State violence: | The assaults on protesters by police and the national guard have been widespread. | For example, in Chicago: | Has nobody in charge of US police realised that everyone has mobile phones and that their violence against protesters will be filmed and sent around the globe? Each mindless attack on peaceful protesters adds fuel to the fl…

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…

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…

Staff (2020-06-07). Thousands Protest Against Police Violence Outside US Embassies in UK and Spain. truthout.org After the U.S. saw its Thousands of Britons fl…

Staff (2020-06-07). Top Recipients of Police Money Include Trump and Leading Congressional Democrats. truthout.org Police reform is now a congressional priority following nationwide protests against police violence and systemic racism after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Many of the protests in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., have been met with militarized force and violence. | Black Lives Matter, one of the main organizing bodies behind the protests, has long fought for transparency and accountability in response to police violence against Black communities. With Fl…

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Black Lives Matter UK: Protesters in Bristol Pull Down Statue of Slave Trader. sputniknews.com An 18ft bronze statue of Bristol-born 17th century slave trader Edward Colston was erected in 1895 and has long been a point of controversy as it pays tribute to the city's role in the slave trade.

_____ (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). 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…

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…

Gordon Duff (2020-06-07). Intel Drop, June 7, 2020, Never Go Back. thealtworld.com Right off, this is your chance. America is coming awake. | Don't be the same person, this was a lesson. 110,000 are dead, 85% over 60, us, our friends, for some parents and grandparents, lives cut short. | For healthcare workers, endless thousands sick, some extremely sick. For others, scars that will last a lifetime. | Time to be better people. No, this wasn't an accident, it wasn't natural and VT has been scrupulous in reporting. We stick by our first stories in March, Wuhan games, North Carolina. | Please, no attempts at "herd immunity." Also realize that your kids, no matter what you do, will probably see to…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-07). Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Stands at Qalandia Checkpoint. imemc.org Israeli Troops reportedly knocked down, on Sunday, several Palestinian-owned grocery stands near the Israeli-controlled Qalandia checkpoint, to the north of internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army bulldozer began knocking down the stands, owned by vendors and some other small commercial outlets, abruptly …

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 help save them.

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…

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 …

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

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 …

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). 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…

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…

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 …

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.

Staff (2020-06-07). We Need a Universal Basic Income Now and After COVID-19. truthout.org As the COVID-19 pandemic creeps into the summer, over

Staff (2020-06-07). Why Is the University of California Punishing Students During a Pandemic? truthout.org In an experience now familiar to many, faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) logged onto Zoom on May 15 and stared into the online abyss. Hundreds of squares awaited us, some with actual faces, others with initials written on dark backgrounds. The alienation that we have experienced from teaching remotely, and the exhaustion of transforming our classes into an online format, both pale in comparison to the bizarre spectacle we were about to witness. One after another, we asked…

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.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). 630 kg of illicit drugs seized in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Commander of Maritime Guards in Hormozgan said on Sunday that 630 kg of illicit drugs have been confiscated in Iran's southern Jask port.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Asalem-Khalkhal green road. en.mehrnews.com KHALKHAL, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Almas pass located on Asalem-Khalkhal road, northwestern Iran, is one of the most beautiful communication routes in the country linking Gilan province to Ardabil. The side of the road is filled with young, sturdy trees and colorful flowers, as well as the flocks of ships and horses on the green slopes.

sputniknews (2020-06-07). UK Pharma Giant AstraZeneca Seeking Biggest Merger in Industry History With US Rival Gilead. sputniknews.com Drug companies across the world are racing to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Many have entered into profitably appealing corporate mergers to collaborate to meet the urgent global demand for an inoculation against the virus.

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Tory And Labour Neck and Neck in Opinion Polls as Coronavirus Crisis Deepens. sputniknews.com The Conservatives were reelected in December 2019 with a majority of 80, as the opposition Labour Party suffered its worst defeat since 1935. Since that time, the country has seen the effects of the coronavirus as public opinion has begun to shift away from the Tory government.

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Russia's Admiral Kasatonov Stealth Warship Completes State Sea Trials. sputniknews.com The Admiral Kasatonov frigate is capable of destroying surface ships, convoys and airborne military units, along with searching and targeting submarines and providing anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-missile defence.

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Representatives for Russian Billionare Deny Reports He Bought Munch's 'The Scream' For $120 Mln. sputniknews.com "The Scream" is an iconic painting created by Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch, depicting a desperate human appearing to howl in pain, and is considered to be one of the most profound artistic symbols of anguish and anxiety in art. Munch painted four versions of the famous painting, two in paint and two in pastel.

_____ (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…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-06). Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Unicorn Riot covered a march demanding the Minneapolis Police Department is defunded and disbanded. Thousands attended this action led by Black youth — now the 12th straight day of protests and actions in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police….

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 . . . |

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.

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Protests against police crimes fill the streets of Salt Lake City. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday, June 4 marks the sixth night in a row that downtown streets in Salt Lake City has been shut down due to protests for justice for George Floyd, Bernardo Palacios and all victims of police violence. After five strong days of protesting, chanting and marching against police brutality and its many victims, it does not appear that the nationwide movement will be losing any steam here in Utah. | At least 700 people gathered at the State Capitol June 4 in what started as a quiet gathering of speakers that turned into a march through downtown of about 2000. After a few short speeches and c…

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…

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-06). Trump Has Adopted a "Viva Death!" Approach to the Presidency. zcomm.org The protests are not just calling for an end to police brutality in Black communities, but for much more fundamental restructuring of social and economic institutions…

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). '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). 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). 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). 'We all bleed the same color': Thousands of demonstrators turn out for BLM protests across Germany (PHOTOS/VIDEOS). rt.com Huge rallies across Germany mark yet another European country to see anti-racism protests inspired by Black Lives Matter demonstrations that began in the US. | Videos and photographs show hundreds of people assembled on the banks of the Rhine River in the city of Cologne as they hold signs reading "End police brutality" and "We all bleed the same color." | Danke Was fà§llt auf? Mit 33Jahren gehà∂re ich zu den à§lteren Teiln…

sputniknews (2020-06-06). People in London Protest Against Police Brutality Following George Floyd's Death – Video. sputniknews.com Nationwide protests erupted in the United States and spread to other countries in late May following the death of African American man, George Floyd, during detention by police in Minneapolis.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). Video: Thousands March Across Golden Gate Bridge in Black Lives Matter Protest, Blocking Traffic. sputniknews.com San Francisco is one of many major US cities that has joined the wave of nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd in police custody over a week ago.

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.

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How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality
Bonnie Kristian | zcomm.org | 2020-06-08
This dynamic is deliberate: Police officers are explicitly trained to conceive of themselves as warriors in battle, always on high alert and prepared to kill…
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Challenging Authority, the Only Viable Option for Positive Change
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
State-sponsored class warfare rages. Ongoing for decades, it's all about governance of, by, and for the privileged few at the expense of most others. | What's untenable persists with no end of it in prospect, no plan for improving the lives …
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FBI Launches Open Attack on 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Under FBI orders, Facebook and Google removed American Herald Tribune, an alternative site that publishes US and European writers critical of US foreign policy. The bureau's justification for the removal was dubious, and it sets a troubling precedent for other …
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No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
The justice for George Floyd mobilizations today reflected the state's worst nightmare

Minneapolis: 'Disband, defund,' or community control, of the police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Minneapolis, MN – On June 7, Minneapolis officials tried to pull one over on the people again, in the guise of promising real change after the murder of George Floyd. Nine city council members declared a "commitment to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department." The announcement was made at community meeting held by Black Visions and Reclaim the Block, two grassroots organizations that have been calling on the council to divest from MPD since 2018. | Even if the proposal comes to pass, it will do little to deliver true justice and to avenge the victims who have been brutalized and murdered by the police over th…
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The U.S. rebellion for black lives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-08
As protests rage across America against police brutality and systemic racism, Akunna Eneh, an activist from Boston, argues that the movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd has exposed the true face of American society.
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Houston protests police murder of George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Houston, TX – The police murder of George Floyd, the catalyst of a national and now global wave of mass demonstrations against anti-Black racism and police brutality, took place in Minneapolis. But Floyd was a son of Houston, Texas, a longtime and much beloved neighborhood personality of the Third Ward, one of the city's historic centers of African-American life. Judging by the sheer size of the recent protests in Houston, Floyd's home city will never forget him. | The largest demonstration in Floyd's honor in Houston occurred on Tuesday, June 2, when an estimated 60,000 people came downtown for a march and rally…
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Houston protests police murder of George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Houston, TX – The police murder of George Floyd, the catalyst of a national and now global wave of mass demonstrations against anti-Black racism and police brutality, took place in Minneapolis. But Floyd was a son of Houston, Texas, a longtime and much beloved neighborhood personality of the Third Ward, one of the city's historic centers of African-American life. Judging by the sheer size of the recent protests in Houston, Floyd's home city will never forget him. | The largest demonstration in Floyd's honor in Houston occurred on Tuesday, June 2, when an estimated 60,000 people came downtown for a march and rally…
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The Subversion of New York City's Official Policy to Curb Police Brutality
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-08
In early November 1966, my sister and I‚Äïarmed with a bucket of home-made paste, a wide brush, and a thick roll of "Vote No" posters‚Äïheaded off from my student apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to plaster the surrounding area with the signs. The Patrolman's Benevolent Association (PBA), a very powerful police union, …
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You Can Be An Anti-Imperialist, Support African-Americans, And Also Oppose Terrorism
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-08
The false narrative that's being propagated in the Alt-Media Community alleging that opposition to Antifa's nationwide spree of urban terrorism disqualifies one from being an anti-imperialist and supporter of African-Americans deserves to be directly debunked because it amounts to nothing more than an attempt to trick people into accepting the selective "normalization" of terrorist means to ideological ends. | Many In The Alt-Media Community Showed Their True Terrorist-Supporting Face | " The Alt-Media Community Betrayed Average Americans",…
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WAFA: Israel Committed 27 Violations Against Journalists in May 2020
The Palestinian News & Info Agency | imemc.org | 2020-06-08
The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, that it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during May. The report on Israeli violations against journalists states that these violations included …
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Dr Bouthaina Shaaban speaks to Vanessa Beeley, Damascus
Vanessa Beeley | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-08
Dr Bouthaina Shaaban on the hybrid war strategy being waged by the West, Israel, Turkey, Gulf States against Syria and her allies. | We had a meeting, during which we discussed most aspects of the maximum pressure campaign the sado-barbaric US Coalition is imposing upon Syria and all the nations who would defend her or provide economic support, trade and military collaboration. | Covid19 was discussed and the deliberate westernization of this alleged "pandemic" to further tighten the screws on an already economically devastated country that has endured 10 years of war, plagued by the various terrorist gangs cr…
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Russian Diplomats Expelled from Czechia Because of Likely Fake News Story
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
The secret services of Czechia had first informed its government in April that it had damning evidence against two Russian diplomats in the country that would warrant their expulsion. It was alleged, without any evidence given publicly, that Russian diplomats …
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Colectivo de Protección de la Embajada de Venezuela logra victoria legal frente a una juez hostil nombrada por Obama y la fiscalía del gobierno
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-08
La sentencia contra los cuatro miembros del Colectivo de Protección de la Embajada de Venezuela, quienes fueron los últimos ocupantes…
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What America and the World Need Now: Dismantle Big Money Power, Get Money Out of Politics. End Institutional Racism
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Mass protests in the US and elsewhere over racist killings of Black men like George Floyd aren't good enough. | They divert attention from an array of core issues ignored by officialdom and establishment media. | Justice won't be served unless they're …
globalresearch.ca/what-america-world-nee…

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-08
Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two …
imemc.org/article/demolition-notices-hal…

Black Lives Matter movement sweeps the world
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered this weekend in cities far from the United States to express anger over the death of George Floyd, a sign that the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality is resonating with wider calls to address racism from Australia to Asia to Europe. In Berlin, where police said 15,000 people rallied …
peoplesworld.org/article/black-live-matt…

CIA's Forgotten Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally'
John Pilger | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-08
The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer "personal" and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter? | Secret letters written in 1975 by the Queen and her man in Canberra, Sir John Kerr, can now be released by the National Archives. On November 11, 1975, Kerr infamously sacked the reformist government of prime minister Gough Whitlam, and delivered Australia into the hands of the United States. | Today, Australia is a vassal state bar none: its politics, intelligence agencies,…
anti-empire.com/cias-forgotten-coup-agai…

White | cops wash | feet | of black | protesters | during | demonstration | in US
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
As tens of thousands of people take part in Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the world over the killing of George Floyd, the U.S. state of North Carolina played host to the most interesting form of protest witnessed yet. White cops and demonstrators washed the feet of black protesters to show their solidarity against racism and police brutality.The event was reportedly organized by ex-priest Faith Wokom; because according to the Christian belief, foot-washing represents love and humility. Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, was filmed gasping for air and pleading for breath as now-fired police officer…
yenisafak.com/en/world/whitecops-washfee…

Giving drivers £6,000 to switch to electric car would be 'fantastic move'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-08
Motoring and environmental groups have welcomed the prospect of a new car scrappage scheme encouraging motorists to switch to electric vehicles. | The AA described it as "fantastic" while Greenpeace said it would be "moving in the right direction". | Boris Johnson is considering launching plans to give drivers up to £6,000 to exchange their petrol or diesel car for an electric model, the Daily Telegraph reported. | In March the government reduced the maximum grant available for electric car buyers under the Plug-In Car Grant by £500 to £3,000. | But it has been urged to help manufacturers hit ha…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Marx, ecology and industrial agriculture
Martin Empson | mronline.org | 2020-06-08
British climate activist and socialist Martin Empson writes on why the fight against climate change must be a fight for system change and for socialism.
mronline.org/2020/06/08/marx-ecology-and…

What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza?
Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-08
Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza's recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel's wars impacted Aludaini's life as much as …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/what-is-next-…

Defund the Police: Linda Sarsour & Mychal Denzel Smith on What Meaningful Change Would Look Like
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-08
Amid growing calls in New York City for police accountability, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to shift some of the city's funding for police and reallocate it to social services. We get response from Linda Sarsour, longtime Palestinian American Muslim organizer and co-founder of Until Freedom, which along with others has led the push to institute meaningful change. We also speak with author Mychal Denzel Smith, who notes that "one thing that's come of this global pandemic of COVID-19 is an understanding of what constitutes essential, what do we actually need. And police have shown that they are inessential."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/bill_de_bl…

The End of Policing: Alex Vitale on How Cops & Their Unions Cover Up Inequality, Exploitation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-08
Professor Alex Vitale argues the answer to police violence is not "reform." It's defunding. The author of "The End of Policing" says the movement to defund the police is part of "a long story about the use of police and prisons to manage problems of inequality and exploitation." He asks, "Why are we using police to paper over problems of economic exploitation?" He also discusses the role of police unions. "They become, in many cities, the locus, the institutional hub, for a whole set of right-wing 'thin blue line' politics that believe that policing is not only effective but it's the most desirable way to solve o…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/alex_vital…

"The Time Is Now": Tens of Thousands in NYC March for Justice, Peace & an End to Racist Police
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-08
As hundreds of thousands took to the streets nationwide and around the world to call for police accountability and demand Black lives matter in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Democracy Now! spoke to some of the people who joined the historic protests Saturday in New York City.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/nyc_protes…

Minneapolis City Council Vows to Dismantle Police Dept. After Mass Protests & Grassroots Organizing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-08
After nearly two weeks of historic protests, the Minneapolis City Council has announced it will move to dismantle the city's police department in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. "We've got to create a system of public safety that works for everybody," says Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/minneapoli…

Trump's Path to Historical Ignominy
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-08
History has always treated harshly those tyrants and strongmen who have been gratuitously violent toward their subjects and citizens and believed in purposely creating misery for their charge. Donald John Trump, the third impeached president of the United States, decided to clear peaceful protesters gathered a full block from the White House, so he could have his photograph taken standing in front of a church. It was not any church, but St. John's Episcopal Church, dubbed the "Church of the Presidents," owing to the several chief executives who have worshiped there over the decades. | To prepare for Trump's photo…
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Tuesday 6/9: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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VIDEO: Canadian former MP talks of racial violence, police brutality over Floyd's death
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Joe Biden Is A Racist Who Loves Police Brutality
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-08
Biden's history of enthusiastic racism stretches back decades. From the moment he entered the U.S. Senate in the early 1970s, he vocally opposed busing to achieve school desegregation. "Opposing busing" has long been racist code for opposing Black and brown children going to school with white children. At a time when "separate but equal" was beginning to become politically unpalatable, Biden's leadership against busing, in the most generous possible interpretation, provided cover for segregationists to continue their work. He has spent his life fighting for policies that make life worse for Black, Indigenous, and…
popularresistance.org/joe-biden-is-a-rac…

Progressives in Ireland unite to demand justice for George Floyd
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-08
Marches in solidarity with the anti-racist protests in the US were held, defying police restrictions, in Dublin in the Irish Republic and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Protesters, however, adhered to the COVID-19 safety protocol…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/08/progressi…

The Mask Revolution
Israel Shamir | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-08
Who could have guessed that the Floyd protest was the best Coronavirus vaccine? The same people that warned us that the virus is the deadliest plague and staying-at-home is the only escape, now commanded us to march amongst throngs, shoulder-to-shoulder against police! It appears they have the dreadful pandemic under their command, on tap: now …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-mask-revo…

Ten Days that May Have Changed the World. Mass Protests across America
Richard Greeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and fueled by Minneapolis authorities' reluctance to arrest and charge the murderer's three police accomplices, mass protests have been sweeping across the US with an intensity not seen since the 1960s. In …
globalresearch.ca/ten-days-may-have-chan…

Teen students lead Nashville's largest ever protest against racist police violence
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
NASHVILLE–A huge gathering of protesters–led by students–congregated at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville the evening of Thursday, June 4, to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and the overall issue of racist police violence. The Bicentennial Mall Park is composed of 19 mostly grassy acres with plaques commemorating area history from ancient Indigenous times to the 20th Century. By the estimates …
peoplesworld.org/article/teen-students-l…

Protesting in Phoenix for Dion Johnson, another Black man killed by police
Mathew Tanner | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
PHOENIX, Ariz.–People in Phoenix are angry. The situation here may seem identical to the rest of the nation: spontaneous protest and civil unrest in response to the murder of George Floyd. And Arizona officials and local Phoenix leaders have pushed the idea that an amorphous, subversive criminal element of rioters and looters is descending on Phoenix, …
peoplesworld.org/article/protesting-in-p…

Tear Gas Is Banned in International Warfare—-Why Are Police Using It on U.S. Civilians?
Janea Wilson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
On June 2, President Trump threatened to deploy military troops against Americans in response to nationwide protests after the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump's suggestion to use military force against U.S. civilians shocked many–but in fact police …
globalresearch.ca/tear-gas-banned-intern…

RIP George Floyd and Solidarity with Those Fighting Back
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-08
It's been a historic and heavy two weeks in the US, following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Calls for justice have grown from a mid-sized protest outside a precinct to a nation-wide uprising, leading Donald Trump to run to his bunker and threaten to call in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/rip-george-fl…

Thousands protest across South Florida against police violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Miami, FL – Thousands took to the streets of Miami June 6, to protest police violence against Black and brown communities in the U.S. and to continue demanding justice for George Floyd. Protesters called for arresting killer cops in all cities, demilitarizing the police, and community control over the police. They took to the streets and marched for miles along Biscayne Avenue, from the Torch of Friendship at Bayside all the way to Wynwood. | There were two different marches happening simultaneously in Miami plus several others in cities like Miramar and Davie in Broward County. | There were also several actions…
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Thousands protest across South Florida against police violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Miami, FL – Thousands took to the streets of Miami June 6, to protest police violence against Black and brown communities in the U.S. and to continue demanding justice for George Floyd. Protesters called for arresting killer cops in all cities, demilitarizing the police, and community control over the police. They took to the streets and marched for miles along Biscayne Avenue, from the Torch of Friendship at Bayside all the way to Wynwood. | There were two different marches happening simultaneously in Miami plus several others in cities like Miramar and Davie in Broward County. | There were also several actions…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/thousands…

Camouflage: How the Israeli Left Continues to Hoodwink Us with Corrupted Slogans
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
To reach the hearts and minds of Americans, the Zionist Israeli Left is manipulating the Black Lives Matter movement. The slogans and images of protestors coming out of Tel Aviv continue to hoodwink the world with a sudden and self-serving …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-left-continues…

The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-08
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of workers and youth will protest the police murder of George Floyd, not only in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries.
mronline.org/2020/06/08/the-police-murde…

UN sends 72 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
The UN on Monday sent 72 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-72-truck…

The BBC just showed utter disregard for Black lives and the UK's racism
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2020-06-08
On 7 June, Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol tore down a statue of Edward Colston

For This to Slip Would Be the 'End of Empire'
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-08
A hot humid day, but a gentle, warm breeze is blowing. The smoke and tear gas swirl gently to and fro, hanging in the dense, sweaty air, as shafts of dazzling sunlight scythe through the smokiness at sharp angles. A mass protest is forming. Youths are chattering; people moving aimlessly. It still has not solidified into purpose, yet the raw tenseness of the coming conflict hangs, as palpably as does the smoke in the air. It is evident

Couldn't Bury Your Father Because of Lockdown? Public Health Experts Have a New Exciting Message for You: "ACAB!"
Dan Diamond | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-08
For months, public health experts have urged Americans to take every precaution to stop the spread of Covid-19–stay at home, steer clear of friends and extended family, and absolutely avoid large gatherings. | Now some of those experts are broadcasting a new message: It's time to get out of the house and join the mass protests against racism. | "We should always evaluate the risks and benefits of efforts to control the virus," Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist, tweeted on Tuesday. "In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the ha…
anti-empire.com/couldnt-bury-your-father…

Black Lives Matter! Labor Rally & March In SF
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
Hundreds of Northern California trade unionists marched and rallied in San Francisco Hunters Point Bay View district to protest the murder of George Floyd and many other Black workers and youth. Some community members also spoke out about the murders.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883388…

San Rafael Says "Say Their Names"
Downtown Protest | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
28 names on a cardboard sign…Black Americans murdered by police. There are many many more, protesters lamented.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883384…

Police kill unarmed 22-year-old man in Vallejo, California
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
The Vallejo, California Police Department has a well-established track record of brutality and murder. | On Tuesday, June 2, Vallejo police gunned down an unarmed 22-year old whose last text sent was one asking his sisters to sign a petition protesting the police murder of George Floyd.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883386…

Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-08
Welcome to the Real News. I'm Kim Brown. After several sustained days of protest in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd on May 25th, the epicenter of this latest uprising movement, Minneapolis, is experiencing an over militarized response with Minnesota National Guard troops joining alongside Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota State Police law enforcement agencies in attempting to quell the uprisings. But organizers on the ground there are using their ingenuity to coordinate mutual aid and redistribution efforts, plus providing a platform for the solution to the crisis of over-policing and…
popularresistance.org/violence-towards-p…

US Veterans, Including Active Duty, Reject Militarization Against Demonstrators
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-08
The United States is in the midst of a mass uprising against police violence, but also a whole list of grievances such as the lack of jobs, health care, education and more. Sustained protests have been going on for two weeks defying curfews and severe repression by police. The national guard has been deployed to 23 states and President Trump threatened to deploy the military against people expressing their First Amendment rights. We speak with Danny Sjursen, a retired Major and spokesperson for About Face: Veterans Against the War, about how members of the military are responding to current events. Veterans have…
popularresistance.org/veterans-active-du…

Israeli Shabak Claims Arresting A Palestinian Believed To Be Behind The Death Of A Soldier During Jenin Invasion
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-08
The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) lifted, on Sunday evening, a gag order on the abduction of a Palestinian who is believed to be behind the death of an Israeli soldier during an invasion into Ya'bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, on May 12, 2020. The Shabak …
imemc.org/article/israeli-shabak-claims-…

Israeli Colonist Injures A Palestinian Child In Her Eye
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-08
An illegal Israeli colonialist settler attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian child in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, causing an injury in one of her eyes, in addition to cuts and bruises. Media sources said the colonist assaulted the child, identified as Mariam Yasser Najeeb, 11, while playing and riding her …
imemc.org/article/israeli-colonist-injur…

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-08
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 23 Palestinians, most of them are members of Fateh Movement, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic stated that the soldiers conducted violent searches of dozens of homes in …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduc…

China Sends Sixth COVID-19 Aid Installment as Venezuela Thanks 'True Friends'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-08
The country is relaxing it's lockdown on a week-on-week-off basis despite rising cases.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14901

Give Venezuela Back Its Gold: Case Goes to London Court
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Venezuelan authorities appeared in court in London last Thursday May 28 to demand that the Bank of England comply with instructions to sell part of the 31 tons of gold it holds on behalf of Venezuela. | Venezuelan Central Bank President …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-gold-case-go…

America's Fracking Industry: Donald Trump's Lost Dream for World Energy Domination
Felix Imonti | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry that won't have dire consequences for the economy. The survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia. | It was not until 2013 that the real potential …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-lost-drea…

10,000-plus march against police crimes in Jacksonville FL
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday, June 6, over 10,000 residents of Jacksonville came out to an historic march hosted by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee. This march came a week after 3500 people gathered on the headquarters of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) to demand: Release of body camera footage being held hostage by JSO; an end to excessive force, by instituting community control via a Civilian Police Accountability Council; and transparency in testing and reporting of COVID-19 for those in JSO custody. | With the June 6 march being the largest civil rights demonstration in the city's histor…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/10000-plus-ma…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/syria-great-middle-eas…

Air Pollution, Mental Illness, and Covid-19
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-08
Lockdowns imposed in response to Covid-19 forced millions of people to stay at home, businesses closed and a widespread hush descended. The major beneficiary of the controls has been the natural environment; in particular there has been a dramatic reduction in air pollution everywhere. But as countries begin to lift restrictions, road traffic levels are …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/air-pollution…

10,000-plus march against police crimes in Jacksonville FL
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-08
Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday, June 6, over 10,000 residents of Jacksonville came out to an historic march hosted by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee. This march came a week after 3500 people gathered on the headquarters of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) to demand: Release of body camera footage being held hostage by JSO; an end to excessive force, by instituting community control via a Civilian Police Accountability Council; and transparency in testing and reporting of COVID-19 for those in JSO custody. | With the June 6 march being the largest civil rights demonstration in the city's histor…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/10000-plu…

Oil Price Wars, Covid-19 Havoc and the Evolving US-China Trade War
John A. Mathews | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
The US-China relationship continues to sour under the impact of Covid-19, with the Trump administration threatening to cut all ties with China in a move that would divide the world into two competing trade entities.1 It's been a bad …
globalresearch.ca/oil-price-wars-covid-1…

"Unprecedented" transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co's
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-08
By Mary Fitzgerald and Corri Crider: Hours before facing court proceedings from openDemocracy over its massive NHS COVID-19 data deal with private tech firms, the UK government has caved to pressure and released all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI firms Faculty and Palantir. The contracts, released to openDemocracy …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/unprecedented-transfer-of-personal-nhs-information-to-shady-tech-cos/

Communalism and Coronavirus: India's New Strain of Virus
Parul Verma | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-08
asia-pacificresearch.com/communalism-cor…

Congressional Dems unveil big police reform package
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
WASHINGTON–Responding to the mass movement for comprehensive change in the nation's police departments

Behind Covid Crisis: Agriculture Bill Amendment Aims to Deregulate GMOs in the UK
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-08
By Beyond GMO: It wasn't so long ago we reported a shambolic debate in the House of Lords, led by Viscount Ridley, which introduced the idea of deregulating GMOs in the UK. Advocates on both sides of the House showed how little they really understood the issues, but that doesn't mean the issues went away. …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/behind-covid-crisis-agriculture-bill-amendment-aims-to-deregulate-gmos-in-the-uk/

"Light 'Em Up"
William J. Astore | zcomm.org | 2020-06-08
Warrior-Cops Are the Law

Charles Dickens put ordinary people at the heart of the story
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
The English novelist Charles Dickens was born in 1812, during the Napoleonic Wars, into the lower petty bourgeoisie, whose life experience partly overlapped with that of the proletariat. He died on June 9, 1870, at the age of 58. We write this on the 150th anniversary of his death. Although Dickens's authorial perspective always remained …
peoplesworld.org/article/charles-dickens…

Conn. health workers demand PPE, honor their lost
Gil Netter | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-08
NEW LONDON, Conn.

Drone Wars at Ten #3: What's Next? A Peek at the Future
Chris Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
In this final post to mark our 10th birthday, I want to peek a little into the future, looking at what we are facing in relation to drone warfare in the coming years. Of course predicting the future is always …
globalresearch.ca/drone-wars-what-next-p…

The Gaza Strip Under Israeli Military Siege
Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
The following article aims at providing a critical analysis of the Israeli policies towards the colonized Gaza Strip and its Palestinian people. Consequently, it will concentrate on the Military Siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and on the deliberate Israelipolicy …
globalresearch.ca/gaza-strip-under-israe…

NYT Says Farmers to Get 10 Million Food Stamp Person Years of Government Aid
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-08
That is not precisely what the newspaper said because it prefers to use really big numbers that it knows are meaningless to almost all of its readers. It instead told readers that the aid is expected to be $16 billion. This is in addition to the 7.5 million food stamp person years that farmers got …
cepr.net/nyt-says-farmers-to-get-10-mill…

The Arctic Northern Sea Route: Russia Conducts Record-Breaking Delivery of LNG to China
Malte Humpert | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Russia is one step closer to achieving year-round navigation in the Arctic. An ice-capable tanker made the earliest delivery of LNG to China via the Northern Sea Route. | *** | For the past several years a fleet of fifteen specialized Arc7 …
globalresearch.ca/arctic-ice-melts-russi…

Colonialism and Racism. To America, Black Lives Only Sometimes Matter
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
There is no doubt that colonialism and racism sit at the root of America's domestic problems. The push to dominate others abroad is directly linked to the belief that those who are different at home should also be dominated. | There …
globalresearch.ca/america-black-lives-on…

Not Just "A Few Bad Apples": U.S. Police Kill Civilians at Much Higher Rates than Other Countries
Alexi Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
There is no question that the number of police killings of civilians in the U.S.

Global Research: Honest Journalism in Uncertain Times
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …
globalresearch.ca/keep-diversity-and-tra…

Remembering Francois Houtart
Lau Kin Chi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
Three years ago, on this day, Francois Houtart left us. | He died in his sleep in the early hours of June 6 in Quito. It was only when I was working on his autobiography after his death that I learnt …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-francois-h…

Eternal Fixation: The Madeleine McCann Disappearance Show
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
The "lost child" endures as motif and theme, the stalking shadow of much literature, the background to a society's anxiety. The child, often deemed innocent, becomes the ink blot of loss in such disappearance. In Australia, it was captured by …
globalresearch.ca/madeleine-mccann-disap…

Russian Academician Arbatov's Washington Leanings, Recommends Moscow to Avoid a Strategic Alliance with China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-08
If there were a Russian version of the website PropOrNot, Academician Arbatov could find himself listed there as "American agent/dupe." | Arbatov directs the International Security Center of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of …
globalresearch.ca/russian-academician-ar…

Germany: Suspect arrested over plans to attack Muslims
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
German police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack against Muslims, officials announced on Monday.The suspect talked about his plans during an anonymous internet chat last week, state prosecutor's office in the northern German city of Celle said in a statement.He wanted to carry out an attack similar to the 2019 mosque shootings in New Zealand's Christchurch, to draw attention from the international media, the prosecutors said.Police found arms, hard drives, far-right publications and documents, during searches at the apartment of the suspect in the northern city of Hildesheim.Ge…
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-suspect-a…

Economies of Turkey, Italy to bounce: Italian chamber
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Turkey and Italy's economies will bounce in the manufacturing and tourism sectors when the wheels restart to turn amid the pandemic, the head of Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Monday.All countries plan to reactivate their economies to revive the global trade after the COVID-19 outbreak, Livio Manzini stressed in a press release.Several experts and economists believe Turkey will have an important role in global supply chains after the pandemic period, especially in its region.Turkey and Italy have $20 billions of bilateral trade volume, he said, adding: "This shows we are in second place among th…
yenisafak.com/en/news/economies-of-turke…

Turkey exported 2,000 respirators during virus pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
During medical supply shortages in many countries worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey managed to manufacture and export some 2,000 life-saving mechanical ventilators around the globe, including 1,500 to Brazil, said Turkey's technology and industry minister on Monday.Turkey also developed methods to produce two different medicines which it had previously imported, Mustafa Varank told an online meeting on COVID-19 vaccine and medicine projects.With severe shortness of breath a hallmark of the novel coronavirus, ventilators have been a critical need amid the global pandemic.Numerous countries faced diff…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-exported-2…

Turkey's auto production tops 415,000 in Jan-May
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Automakers in Turkey produced 415,454 vehicles, including automobiles, light commercial vehicles, and tractors, in January-May, according to a sectoral report released on Monday.In the first five months of 2020, Turkey's auto production dropped 35% on a yearly basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Automotive Manufacturers Association.The report said nearly 80% of manufactured vehicles were exported, marking a 38% annual decline to 331,391 units as most of the country's export markets implemented coronavirus-related lockdown measures.The country's automotive exports totaled some $9 billion in the five-month…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-auto-produ…

UK reports lowest daily COVID-19 deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Britain on Monday reported 55 new coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest since the lockdown that started on March 23. The death toll rose to 40,597.The official figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care show a total of 287,399 people have tested positive so far.The country has now reported less than 100 deaths for a second day; however, the official reported numbers have been smaller during the outbreak due to lower reporting at weekends.No new deaths have been reported at London hospitals on Monday, according to the National Health Service England.- Mandatory self-isolationThe UK began imposin…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uk-reports-lowest…

Iran's death toll from coronavirus surpasses 8,350
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Iran on Monday confirmed 70 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,351. | A further 2,043 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 173,832, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | According to the spokesman, 136,360 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,619 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.1 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the s…
yenisafak.com/en/world/irans-death-toll-…

'Hunger is worse than corona': Sudanese demand end to lockdown amid economic woes
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Like many Sudanese, car mechanic Mohamed Othman says the government must end its coronavirus lockdown now so that he can get back to work because "me and my family have no other source of income".The transitional civilian government, which runs Sudan under a power-sharing deal with the army, ordered most businesses, markets, schools and mosques to shut and imposed travel restrictions nearly two months ago.But it is facing growing demands to end the restrictions from a population mired in poverty and facing annual inflation of nearly 100% as well as complaints that promised aid for poorer Sudanese has failed to ma…
yenisafak.com/en/world/hunger-is-worse-t…

Turkey introduces new regulations amid normalization
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Turkey revised Monday coronavirus measures for the normalization from the outbreak.An official letter by the Health Ministry, which was sent to governors' offices in 81 provinces as well as all health institutions of Turkey, said that some of the restrictions that had been implemented due to the outbreak are partially or totally lifted.According to the new rules, patient visits will be allowed for one person to meet the needs of the inpatient and the visit will be paid after working hours. Visits are not allowed in intensive and palliative care units.On condition of complying with the rules set up by the ministry…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-introduces-…

Turkey orders 149 people detained for suspected FETàñ links
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Turkish security authorities on Monday launched multiple operations in various provinces to arrest terror suspects affiliated with the FETO

Turkish Central Bank to back import-cutting investments
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Turkey will continue to back investments that will reduce imports and increase exports, said Berat Albayrak, the country's treasury and finance minister, on Monday.Citing a recent announcement that the Turkish Central Bank would start reallocating its Turkish Lira rediscount credits for firms, Albayrak said a total of 400 million Turkish liras ($59 million) would be provided to companies with a maximum maturity of 10 years.By the end of March, the bank announced that Turkish lira rediscount credits of up to 60 billion Turkish liras ($8.9 billion) would be extended to exporting and FX-earning services to contain…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/turkish-central…

Turkey's first lady marks World Oceans Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-08
Turkey's first lady on Monday marked the occasion of June 8, World Oceans Day."Water is life. Oceans are the home of countless species. Let's remember once again on June 8 #WorldOceans Day that the cleanliness of the oceans, seas and coasts is vital for our world," Emine Erdogan said on Twitter.She underlined that seas and oceans are the "common frontier" of all countries in the world, and called to act with a "common conscience" on this matter."If we can make #ZeroWaste philosophy a lifestyle that includes seas as well, we can carry the vast blues to the future," Erdogan said."Our children do not deserve a futur…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-first-lady…

Private prison corporations profit from civil unrest in Washington D.C
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
Letter From Nancy Pelosi To The Impeached President Donald J. Trump:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883384…

The government just gave the corporate press £35m of your money
Nathan Sparkes | thecanary.co | 2020-06-08
The economic effects of coronavirus (Covid-19) are being felt by people and businesses all over the UK. But spare a thought for Rupert Murdoch, Daily Mail owner the 4th Viscount Rothermere, Telegraph owners the Barclay brothers, and Gannett (the multi-billion-dollar US company of which one subsidiary is Newsquest, which owns dozens of local newspapers across the UK). They must have been struggling because the newspapers they own, having taken a break from bashing folk on the poverty line for 'taking state handouts', have grab…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/06/08/the-…

Survey highlights loneliness of young people during lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-08
More than half of young people who said their wellbeing has been affected by the coronavirus lockdown have experienced loneliness, analysis suggests. | An Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 50.8% of those aged 16 to 24 said they were lonely during the lockdown. | By contrast, just under a quarter (24.1%) of people aged 55 to 69 who reported their wellbeing as being affected by the lockdown said they had felt lonely. | The ONS said this echoes previous research exploring chronic loneliness, showing that people in younger age groups were most likely to report lone…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/08/survey-h…

New Zealand eradicates coronavirus
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-08
New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday that the final person known to have been infected had recovered.The news swiftly led to the country's government announcing all forms of public events can again take place without limitations or social distancing guidelines.It has been 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand, and Monday also marked the first time since late February there had been no active cases.Health officials caution that new cases could be imported into the country, which has closed its borders to everybody but citizens an…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/06/0…

America Is trying to Ban Korea, Taiwan and China (!) From Selling Chips to Huawei If They've Been Made With US-Made Tools
David P. Goldman | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-08
Editor's note: In the long run why would anyone continue buying American machine tools? | | South Korea has told Washington that restrictions on semiconductor sales to Huawei and other Chinese companies are "unacceptable," according to industry sources. | Seoul is trying to mediate between Beijing and Washington following the US Commerce Department's May 18 announcement that sales of computer chips to companies on its "entity list" will require a license if they are produced with US technology, even if they are produced overseas by foreign companies. | After the US temporarily banned exports of high-end smar…
anti-empire.com/america-is-trying-to-ban…

Syria Sends Advisors to Aid US Rebels
Addison Blu | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-08
WASHINGTON

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-08
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

COVID-19, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter: The Battle for Control of the Internet
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-08
Many observers have noted that the time through which we are living now seems unprecedented. We are all experiencing an amazing convergence of so many monumental developments that combine into a fast-moving narrative. In recent days the focus suddenly shifted from COVID-19 and compulsory vaccines to insurrection and anarchy from within. Suddenly the vaccine czar, Bill Gates, has been swept from the center stage of current events. Suddenly multi-billionaire Gates has been upstaged by multi-billionaire George Soros. | What is going on? What are the themes of continuity and disjuncture that characterize the stran…
ahtribune.com/world/4209-covid-19-antifa…

Sunday 6/7: National Service of Mourning for Poor & Low-income Workers Lost to COVID-19 (PPC)
Poor Peoples Campaign & partners | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
Online livstream…
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AFA-CWA Pres Sara Nelson Likes ILWU Action On June 9th To Act In Memorial To George Floyd
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
ILWU Local 10, 34 and all west coast locals will be stopping work on June 9,2020 to remember George Floyd who was murdered by the police in Minneapolis. Also there will be a West Coast shutdown of all Ports on Juneteenth June 19, 2020. CWA AFA President Sara Nelson supported the action…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/08/1883396…

Colombia (Audio) Por la liberacià≤n de la Madre Tierra
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-08
La liberación de la Madre Tierra sigue bien parada, juntando fuerzas.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883385…

Lockdown and school closures in Europe may have prevented 3.1m deaths
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-08
Large-scale lockdowns and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in Europe have been successful in reducing the transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198074/lockdown-school-closures-europe-have-prevented

Leader thanks crew of oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Hashd al-Sha'abi, Iraqi Army launch op. against ISIL near Syrian border
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

2,043 new coronavirus infections confirmed in Iran: spokseman
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Tehran Univ. to host Intl. Conference on "Coronavirus Battlefield"
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Silkworm farm in NE Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
BOJNOURD, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Nature of Lake Soha to Laton waterfall with breathtaking views
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
ARDABIL, Jun. 09 (MNA)

US imposes new sanctions against Iranian tankers
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Surge in production, key to resolve problems for entering new century: Pres. Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

New bridge between Iran-Turkmenistan, source of strengthening ties between two nations'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Indian ship evacuating nationals from Iranian port of Bandar Abbas
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Authority of Armed forces due to popularity: Ghalibaf
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Raeisi condemns West's hosting Iranian financial criminals
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Iranians stranded in Kazakhstan return home amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-08
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

What Next As The Whip Of Reaction Fails To Cow The Masses?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-08
Over the last two years, more Americans were killed by police than Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan over the last 18 years. ‚ĨMore Americans were killed by police in the last three years than people were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. ‚Ä™Combine this with a devastating economic crisis and pandemic, and it is easy to understand why a tipping point has been reached, as the accumulated rage and humiliation of centuries spills over onto the streets. | Earlier this year, in the 2020 draft Perspectives for the Coming American Revolution, we wrote the following:…
popularresistance.org/what-next-as-the-w…

FBI Launches Open Attack On 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-08
The FBI has publicly justified its suppression of dissenting online views about US foreign policy if a media outlet can be somehow linked to one of its adversaries. The Bureau's justification followed a series of instances in which Silicon Valley social media platforms banned accounts following consultations with the FBI. | In a particularly notable case in 2018, the FBI encouraged Facebook, Instagram and Google to remove or restrict ads on the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an online journal that published critical opinion articles on US policy toward Iran and the Middle East. The bureau has never offered a clea…
popularresistance.org/fbi-launches-open-…

Movement to Defund Police Gains 'Unprecedented' Support Across US
Sam Levin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-07
Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services. Some lawmakers now agree…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/movement-to-defund…

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/indigenous-yout…

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/london-police-chi…

Tuesday 6/9: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-06-07
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/07/1883391…

Woke Justice: Philadelphia Inquirer chief editor loses job over 'Buildings Matter, Too' headline
rt.com | 2020-06-07
Stan Wischnowski, top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, faced the need to resign as the newspaper dared to question the consequences of the riots damaging the city's historic center. | The headline, which read "Buildings Matter, Too," sat atop a Tuesday column that in all respects was sympathetic to the crowds of protesters and rioters, even going as far as calling the smashing and burning of historic shopfronts "a just and justified response" to police brutality. Columnist Inga Saffron lamented though, that these buildings

NYT Opinion Editor Resigns After Op-Ed by Senator Cotton Calls For Using Troops Amid Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
The op-ed that raised unrest in the editorial office of the New York Times was written by GOP Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and called for using military force to quell ongoing and widespread protests against police brutality over the death of George Floyd. Earlier, opinion editor James Bennet defended the piece and apologized.
sputniknews.com/us/202006071079550363-ne…

Austin Police Department Allegedly Fakes Thank-You Notes Amid Floyd Protests, Receives Backlash
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
In every state and in almost every major city across the United States, as well as in many cities around the world, ongoing massive demonstrations against police brutality provoked by the killing of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers last month are looking increasingly like a cultural movement.
sputniknews.com/us/202006071079550162-au…

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…
popularresistance.org/fortress-on-a-hill…

Fortress On A Hill: Interview 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…
popularresistance.org/fortress-on-a-hill…

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…

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

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."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/wola-medias-left-s…

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…
popularresistance.org/bolivia-under-dict…

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 …
imemc.org/article/arab-group-to-convene-…

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-07
Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior …
imemc.org/article/plo-official-condemns-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/palestine-gone-%d8%b1%…

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…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/07/deray-mckesso…

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…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/07/us-propaganda…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/illusion-economic-reco…

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

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ramadan-shalah-pa…

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 …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-shoot-w…

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/after-peaceful-…

Protesters attacked by the police and their allies have the moral right to defend themselves
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-06-07
Across the US, Black Lives Matter protesters are under violent attack by the police and the national guard. Far-right white supremacists are also visible. But people can only take so much, and if attacked, protesters have a moral right to defend themselves. | State violence: | The assaults on protesters by police and the national guard have been widespread. | For example, in Chicago: | Has nobody in charge of US police realised that everyone has mobile phones and that their violence against protesters will be filmed and sent around the globe? Each mindless attack on peaceful protesters adds fuel to the fl…
thecanary.co/global/2020/06/07/protester…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883383…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883382…

Black Lives Matter protest in Sweden descends into violence and vandalism (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-06-07
The Swedish city of Gothenburg has been shaken by street violence, after an initially peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' protest turned into a riot. Police clashed with demonstrators, who threw stones and smashed storefronts. | Defying the Swedish government's coronavirus guidelines

'You talk like Goebbels': Global Times editor-in-chief shoots back at Pompeo's parallels between China & Nazi Germany
rt.com | 2020-06-07
The editor-in-chief of a major Chinese tabloid slammed Mike Pompeo for comparing his country to Nazi Germany, likening his words to those of Hitler's propaganda chief and reminding the secretary of state of America's endless wars. | Hu Xijin took to Twitter on Sunday venting his anger about Mike Pompeo's remarks. | "You are inciting radical hostility and ripping the world apart. You aren't like a top diplomat, instead, you talk like Goebbels of Nazi Germany. I'm worried that world peace will eventually be destroyed by extreme politicians like you," he wrote. | You are inciting radical hostility and ripping the…
rt.com/news/491131-pompeo-goebbels-china…

Cops and protesters brawl in London, as PM declares demonstrations 'subverted by thuggery'
rt.com | 2020-06-07
After a peaceful demonstration at the US embassy, some 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in London showed up at Downing Street where the scene grew more chaotic. Police clashed with the crowd in an attempt to restore order. | The gathering at London's US embassy on Sunday drew thousands of people, and was the city's fourth 'Black Lives Matter' demonstration in a week. However, once the crowd dispersed, not everyone went home. Droves of people marched on Whitehall, rattling barriers outside Prime Minister Boris…
rt.com/uk/491141-london-protests-clashes…

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…
popularresistance.org/national-guard-tro…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/denver-la…

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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Thousands Protest Against Police Violence Outside US Embassies in UK and Spain
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-07
After the U.S. saw its largest demonstrations yet over the police killing of George Floyd, massive demonstrations kicked off Sunday outside of the U.S. embassies in the United Kingdom and Spain as thousands gathered in a show of solidarity with America's uprising against law enforcement brutality and systemic racial injustice. | Thousands of Britons fl…
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Protesters pull down statue of slave trader and push it into harbour
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-07
Protesters in Bristol have pulled down the controversial statue of a 17th Century slave trader.The bronze memorial to Edward Colston situated in Bristol city centre since 1895, was torn down after crowds left College Green.It had been the subject of an 11,000-strong petition to have it removed.Protesters throw the statue of Edward Colston into Bristol harbour (Ben Birchall/PA)Images showed crowds rushing to stamp on the statue, which stood in Colston Avenue, before it was rolled along the road and pushed into the harbour.Earlier, protester John McAllister, 71, tore down black bin bags used to hide the statue to d…
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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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Top Recipients of Police Money Include Trump and Leading Congressional Democrats
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-07
Police reform is now a congressional priority following nationwide protests against police violence and systemic racism after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Many of the protests in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., have been met with militarized force and violence. | Black Lives Matter, one of the main organizing bodies behind the protests, has long fought for transparency and accountability in response to police violence against Black communities. With Fl…
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Black Lives Matter UK: Protesters in Bristol Pull Down Statue of Slave Trader
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
An 18ft bronze statue of Bristol-born 17th century slave trader Edward Colston was erected in 1895 and has long been a point of controversy as it pays tribute to the city's role in the slave trade.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006071079549825-bl…

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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Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Stands at Qalandia Checkpoint
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-07
Israeli Troops reportedly knocked down, on Sunday, several Palestinian-owned grocery stands near the Israeli-controlled Qalandia checkpoint, to the north of internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army bulldozer began knocking down the stands, owned by vendors and some other small commercial outlets, abruptly …
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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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"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…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zio…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/strategy-global-democr…

Intel Drop, June 7, 2020, Never Go Back
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-07
Right off, this is your chance. America is coming awake. | Don't be the same person, this was a lesson. 110,000 are dead, 85% over 60, us, our friends, for some parents and grandparents, lives cut short. | For healthcare workers, endless thousands sick, some extremely sick. For others, scars that will last a lifetime. | Time to be better people. No, this wasn't an accident, it wasn't natural and VT has been scrupulous in reporting. We stick by our first stories in March, Wuhan games, North Carolina. | Please, no attempts at "herd immunity." Also realize that your kids, no matter what you do, will probably see to…
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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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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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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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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 help save them.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/japan-declines-to…

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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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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Netanyahu says Covid-19 won't diminish Israel's commitment to fighting Iran's nuclear program, urges 'crippling' sanction
rt.com | 2020-06-07
The coronavirus pandemic should not be an obstacle in fighting Iran, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said calling for harsh sanctions against Tehran after a critical report by the international nuclear watchdog. | The PM insisted that "coronavirus does not diminish our determination to act against Iranian aggression at all," vowing to do everything to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. | "Iran systematically violates its commitments by hiding sites, by enriching fissile materials and other violations," Netanyahu said as he opened a government meeting on Sunday. | He called on the international comm…
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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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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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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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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…

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:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/05/1883384…

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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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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-slow-exod…

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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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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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.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/07/fb…

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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/06/1883385…

We Need a Universal Basic Income Now and After COVID-19
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-07
As the COVID-19 pandemic creeps into the summer, over 3 8 .5 million U.S. workers are now jobless. While an unforeseen era of social distancing takes hold, consumer purchasing has slowed to a crawl, labor markets face shortages and supply chains are interrupted. Unprecedented economic uncertainty for the world's population

Why Is the University of California Punishing Students During a Pandemic?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-07
In an experience now familiar to many, faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) logged onto Zoom on May 15 and stared into the online abyss. Hundreds of squares awaited us, some with actual faces, others with initials written on dark backgrounds. The alienation that we have experienced from teaching remotely, and the exhaustion of transforming our classes into an online format, both pale in comparison to the bizarre spectacle we were about to witness. One after another, we asked…
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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

Mark Wahlberg accused of downplaying his own HATE CRIMES after mourning for George Floyd
rt.com | 2020-06-07
Actor Mark Wahlberg jumped on the bandwagon in paying his tributes to George Floyd, but he's now been accused of hypocrisy for his own history of hate crimes. For Wahlberg, it's a history he's tried

Enemies seek to damage Iran, Afghanistan friendly relations: police chief
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)

630 kg of illicit drugs seized in S Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-07
TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA)

Asalem-Khalkhal green road
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-07
KHALKHAL, Jun. 08 (MNA)

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

UK Pharma Giant AstraZeneca Seeking Biggest Merger in Industry History With US Rival Gilead
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
Drug companies across the world are racing to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Many have entered into profitably appealing corporate mergers to collaborate to meet the urgent global demand for an inoculation against the virus.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006071079549990-uk…

Tory And Labour Neck and Neck in Opinion Polls as Coronavirus Crisis Deepens
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
The Conservatives were reelected in December 2019 with a majority of 80, as the opposition Labour Party suffered its worst defeat since 1935. Since that time, the country has seen the effects of the coronavirus as public opinion has begun to shift away from the Tory government.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006071079549871-to…

Russia's Admiral Kasatonov Stealth Warship Completes State Sea Trials
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
The Admiral Kasatonov frigate is capable of destroying surface ships, convoys and airborne military units, along with searching and targeting submarines and providing anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-missile defence.
sputniknews.com/military/202006071079550…

Representatives for Russian Billionare Deny Reports He Bought Munch's 'The Scream' For $120 Mln
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-07
"The Scream" is an iconic painting created by Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch, depicting a desperate human appearing to howl in pain, and is considered to be one of the most profound artistic symbols of anguish and anxiety in art. Munch painted four versions of the famous painting, two in paint and two in pastel.
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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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Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-06
Minneapolis, MN