Daily Archives: June 9, 2020

2020-06-09: News Headlines

Ajamu Baraka (2020-06-09). Video: Ajamu Baraka on George Floyd Protests. globalresearch.ca Ajamu Baraka, National Coordinator for Black Alliance for Peace joins Camila on From the South to discuss the rebellion which has come in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. | Black Alliance for Peace has called …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-09). Defund, Reform, or Disband US Police? What About the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, US Gulag, and Wall Street Owned Fed Etc! globalresearch.ca Indeed police killings, brutality, and its other unacceptable practices against America's most disadvantaged are a major societal problem needing correction. | Cutting its funding or even replacing it with an alternate societal control system won't fix things. | The problem isn't cops. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-09). Kenyans protest against police brutality and killing of innocent civilians. peoplesdispatch.org Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US…

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-09). Militarized Police a Gift from Israel? thealtworld.com Training of American police in brutal tactics revealed | The killing of black man George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has produced the highest level of national unrest seen in the United States since the 1960s. Tens of thousands of protesters are demonstrating against racism and perceived police brutality. As it also comes at a time of coronavirus pandemic and record unemployment, it has the potential to change the U.S. in fundamental ways. The core issue is that many on the left, as well as some on the right, see America's police as something like an "occupying force," increasingly sel…

A Guest Author (2020-06-09). Viral video forces police to back down in Buffalo, N.Y. workers.org By Victor Enrique June 7 — As the uprisings against police brutality throughout the last week have shown, Buffalo, N.Y.'s elected officials can no longer hold together the conflicts embedded within it. During the first weekend of rebellion beginning May 30, riot police teargassed and shot rubber bullets at crowds, . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-09). Why is tear gas banned in war but not from peaceful protests? mronline.org In the midst of national protests against racism and police brutality, President Donald Trump on Monday walked a short distance from the White House to St. John's Church. The visit was for a photo op in which Trump held up a bible as though it were a ticket he had just plucked from a raffle …

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-09). Fake taxis among the latest tools in the NYPD's rights-busting crackdown on protesters. mronline.org The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.

Fight Back (2020-06-09). 1000 protesters brave Tropical Storm Cristobal to rally in Tally against police brutality. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL — Tallahassee has been host to months of regular protest since the January 2020 swearing-in of killer cop Lawrence Revell as chief of police. Protests became more frequent after three murders in the last three months by the Tallahassee Police Department, and now daily protests have continued for the past ten days after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and Tony McDade by Tallahassee Police Department. | TPD's recent killings robbed Tallahassee of 31-year-old, Black, unarmed, father of four, Mychael Johnson on March 20; 69-year-old white man Wilbon Woodard on May 19; and 38-yea…

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-09). From Occupation to 'Occupy': The Israelification of American domestic security. thegrayzone.com One of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials. By Max Blumenthal…

Ajit Singh (2020-06-09). Hong Kong's 'pro-democracy' movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter. thegrayzone.com As a Hong Kong protest leader promotes far-right condemnations of US anti-racism demonstrations and activists shut down a Black Lives…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-09). Poland Wants to Become Washington's Eastern European Bulwark Against Russia. globalresearch.ca The "Defender Europe 2020" was to be the most ambitious and largest military exercise by the U.S. and NATO since the Cold War. The U.S.-led multinational exercises are undoubtedly hostile actions against Russia. It is through these military exercises that …

Don Fitz (2020-06-09). How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto "Che" Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. On the night of his twenty-fourth birthday, Che was at La Colonia de San Pablo in Peru swimming across the …

Staff (2020-06-09). Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think. therealnews.com Brazil's government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.

Al Neal (2020-06-09). Sports round-up: Players advance Black Lives Matter message. peoplesworld.org The organic, non-violent uprisings nationwide following the murder of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer—coupled with Trump's divisive, inherently racist response to the atrocity and his use of military force against American citizens—have forced the nation to look inwards and firmly draw a line in the sand of what is and isn't acceptable within our democracy …

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-09). No es un motín — °REBELIàìN! workers.org 1 de junio. Un levantamiento militante liderado por jóvenes, provocado por el terror policial, se extendió por los Estados Unidos como un incendio forestal y ahora está entrando en su segunda semana. Incluso Trump se declara orgulloso como el presidente de "ley y orden" al amenazar con la presencia de . . . |

Dale Ho (2020-06-09). We're Working to Safeguard Our Democracy and Our Health. aclu.org No one should have to choose between their health and their vote, but during the Wisconsin primary, an estimated

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-09). Historic protests topple monuments of racism. workers.org People poured through U.S. streets the first week of June, as if answering Martin Luther King Jr.'s cry: "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Those torrents of people are carrying out a mighty change through the U.S., and a prime example is pulling down . . . |

Susan Abulhawa (2020-06-09). Palestinian solidarity with George Floyd. workers.org The following remarks were prepared for a rally at LOVE Park in Philadelphia on June 4. My name is Susan Abulhawa, from Workers World Party, and I bring revolutionary greetings and solidarity from Palestine, where Palestinians have been marching in the streets of Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza and beyond in . . . |

Jason Cohen (2020-06-09). One step closer to freedom for Ana Belen Montes. workers.org For close to 20 years Ana Belen Montes, a Puerto Rican woman, has been held hostage in a federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. Due to the hard work of dedicated activists an international movement in solidarity with Montes has forced the federal government to grant her early release . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-09). China suspends debt repayment for 77 developing nations, regions. mronline.org China has announced the suspension of debt repayment for 77 developing countries and regions as the nation is working with other G20 members to carry out the G20 debt relief initiative for low-income countries, Chinese officials said at a press briefing at the State Council Information Office on Sunday.

Charlotte Dennett (2020-06-09). Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America's Oil War in Yemen. counterpunch.org IG Steve Linick, who accused Pompeo of misconduct, has become the latest victim in a string of politically motivated firings of government watchdogs. If the president's bunker mentality isn't disturbing enough, a deeper look into this scandal shows how racism lies at the heart of Trump's and Pompeo's foreign policy. And how oil, most notably in the Middle East, and most particularly, in Yemen, is the driving force.

Rick Sterling (2020-06-09). Inauthentic Behavior: SouthFront is the Latest Victim of the Facebook Banhammer. mintpressnews.com The censorship of alternative media is becoming more widespread. The latest victim to fall to Facebook and YouTube's overzealous banhammer is well-known conflict watchdog website, SouthFront.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-09). From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton's Opportunistic Career Arc. mintpressnews.com An honest reckoning of Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance.

Staff (2020-06-09). Immigration Agents Target People at Police Brutality Protests, Including a U.S. Citizen Military Vet. democracynow.org As protests against police brutality continue nationwide, immigrant rights advocates are sounding the alarm over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at some of the demonstrations. A viral video showed a group of ICE agents working with the New York City Police Department to detain a protester at a George Floyd rally in New York City last week, and advocates say agents held the man on the ground as they pointed three guns at him and handcuffed and searched him. He was reportedly released after agents found a military veteran's ID on him, and is a U.S. citizen of Puerto Rican descent. We spea…

The Canary (2020-06-09). George Floyd's body arrives at church for private funeral. thecanary.co George Floyd's body has arrived at a church in Houston, Texas, for a private funeral to be followed by his burial.The service caps off six days of mourning for the Black man whose killing inspired a global reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice.Floyd was to be laid to rest next to his mother in the suburb of Pearland. He cried out for his mother as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck on 25 May.About 6,000 people attended a public memorial on Monday in Houston, where Floyd grew up.Mourners pay respects to George Floyd during a public visitation (AP/David J. Phillip, Pool)Und…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-06-09). The Brexit Crisis Led to Totally Incompetent Leadership at a Time of Unprecedented Calamity. Now We are Paying for It. counterpunch.org Britain is failing to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic as well as other countries in Europe and East Asia have. Out of 62,000 excess deaths in the UK, says former chief scientific officer Sir David King, "40,000 excess deaths could have been avoided if government had acted responsibly". The failure is devastating: on a single

R. Robertson (2020-06-09). "Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. I. indybay.org Speakers called for major structural change in policing policies, with some protesters demanding defunding of the Palo Alto Police Department at a rally of thousands on June 6. Photos here are of the rally at King Plaza. | Pt. II will feature photos of the 4 mile march through downtown streets and Palo Alto neighborhoods.

Revolutionary United Front (2020-06-09). Tuesday 6/9: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

Staff (2020-06-09). Joe Biden and Top Democrats Won't Defund Police — But Our Cities Can. truthout.org Facing attacks from President Trump, Joe Biden's campaign said on Monday that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee would not answer the call from hundreds of thousands of people who have taken to the streets to defund local police departments. However, most local police departments are run by city governments, and momentum toward abolishing policing as we know it today is building at the local level. | Instead of slashing federal funding for local cops, Biden and Democrats in Congress have pr…

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-09). The Heat: U.S. protests fallout in U.S. america.cgtn.com Demands for racial justice and an end to police brutality continue in the United States. As the white police officer accused of killing African American George Floyd makes a court appearance.

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

Joe Sims (2020-06-09). Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again. peoplesworld.org With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump's use of military force in D.C.'s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis. The pandemic, along with the uprising against racist violence, has …

Pan Pylas (2020-06-09). Racist monuments fall: Watery end for slave trader statue in UK. peoplesworld.org LONDON (AP)—The toppling of a statue of a notorious slave trader in Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, on Sunday by anti-racism protesters was greeted with joyous scenes. Demonstrators attached ropes to the statue of Edward Colston before pulling it down. Footage of the moments after the statue crashed to the ground saw …

Eric A. Gordon (2020-06-09). Black teenager shot by white cop: The play 'Scraps' for home viewing. peoplesworld.org The Matrix Theatre Company's award-winning production of Scraps by Geraldine Inoa is now available for viewing on the company's Youtube page. In a provocative mash-up of poetry, realism, and expressionism, Scraps boldly chronicles how the family and friends of a black teenager shot by a white police officer struggle to cope in the aftermath. Set …

Thierry Meyssan (2020-06-09). What the US protests reveal. thealtworld.com Anti-racism protests in the United States have rapidly evolved into a promotion of the ideas championed by the Democratic Party. It was no longer a question of fighting for equality in law for all or challenging the prejudices of certain police officers, but of reopening a cultural conflict at the risk of a new Civil War. | Protests across the West against racism in the United States are masking the evolution of the conflict there. It has evolved from a questioning of the remnants of black slavery to a conflict that could challenge the integrity of the country. | Last week I pointed out that the United States sho…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-09). Stephen Smith, progressive W.V. candidate, turns campaign into anti-COVID battalion. peoplesworld.org CHARLESTON, W. VA.—Going into the start of this year's West Virginia gubernatorial election campaign, Stephen Smith, director of a grassroots kids and families coalition for the last six years, knew what he had to do. As the progressive in the race, Smith faced two establishment candidates in the state's June 9 Democratic primary: Ben Solango …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-09). The world stands up against racism. peoplesdispatch.org Following the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and the outbreak of protests across the US, people across the world have mobilized in solidarity and to raise the banner of anti-racism in their own contexts…

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-06-09). Black lawmakers in California set goals: Study reparations, revive affirmative action. peoplesworld.org As waves of protest continued to surge throughout the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the California Legislative Black Caucus last week unfurled a far-reaching legislative agenda to advance racial and economic justice in the state. As she opened a press conference in Sacramento on June 2, caucus chair Assemblymember Shirley …

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-09). Police targeting NLG legal observers at Black Lives Matter protests. mronline.org Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support.

Staff (2020-06-09). DACA Recipients "Want to Be in the Streets Building Solidarity" But ICE Arrests 3 at Phoenix Protest. democracynow.org Immigration agents are facing accusations of targeting protesters who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Police in Phoenix, Arizona, arrested community activist Máxima Guerrero as she was leaving a protest on May 30 with a group of legal observers. She was one of three DACA recipients arrested over that weekend in Phoenix. We get an update from Sandra Castro Solis with the Phoenix-based grassroots immigrant justice group Puente Human Rights Movement, who says that despite the risks, "we're in a moment where people want to be out in the streets building that solidarity."

Staff (2020-06-09). Amid Protests & Pandemic, 200+ Unhoused People Sheltering in Minneapolis Hotel Now Face Eviction. democracynow.org We go to Minneapolis, where the community has taken over a Sheraton hotel to provide shelter to more than 200 unhoused people amid protests and the pandemic. Now they face eviction. "Using hotels for emergency housing is an obvious answer," says Rosemary Fister, community organizer. "They are largely vacant as we enter an economic depression in the midst of a global pandemic."

Staff (2020-06-09). "Essential Labor, Expendable Lives": Mass Transit Workers Worry About Safety as NYC Begins to Reopen. democracynow.org As New York City begins to partially reopen, we look at what it means for the nation's largest public transportation system. "It's a very stressful and dangerous situation," says Seth Rosenberg, a subway operator, shop steward with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and a member of a small coalition of transit workers called Local 100 Fightback. "The safety measures are not in place to protect transit workers or riders."

The Canary (2020-06-09). Grenfell Inquiry plans to resume on 6 July. thecanary.co The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is planning to resume in four weeks, officials have said.The second phase of the investigation into the disaster was halted on 16 March by chair Martin Moore-Bick as the coronavirus pandemic hit. The third anniversary of the fire, which happened on 14 June 2017, takes place this Sunday.At least one panel member fell ill with suspected Covid-19, and there were concerns over the safety of other participants.Martin Moore-Bick (Stefan Rousseau/PA)6 July is now the intended date for hearings to resume, with limited numbers of people in the room, the inquiry said on Tuesday.In a…

The Canary (2020-06-09). Nature-friendly farming delivers for wildlife, climate and profits, charity says. thecanary.co Nature-friendly farming can deliver for wildlife, carbon storage and profits, the National Trust has said after an audit of a farm run by the conservation charity.Wimpole Home Farm is a 1,419-acre mixed arable and livestock farm near Cambridge, which has been run using organic, wildlife friendly and sustainable farming methods for the past 12 years, the Trust said.A full "health check" of Wimpole's wildlife and how it is storing carbon has revealed benefits for the environment, as well as public access through a network of footpaths and financial returns from growing food, the charity said.The findings are publis…

The Canary (2020-06-09). Tory councillor calls slave trader a 'hero' after Bristol statue toppling. thecanary.co A Conservative Party councillor has described 17th century slave trader Edward Colston as a "hero" to the city of Bristol, claiming that his statue was pulled down by a "criminal mob".According to the BristolLive website, Cllr Richard Eddy, who represents the ward of Bishopsworth on Bristol City Council, condemned the toppling of the controversial statue amid protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd in police custody in the US.Floyd died last month after a police officer in Minneapolis restrained him by holding a knee on his neck — an incident that sparked worldwide protests over police violence.Pr…

Global Research News (2020-06-09). Selected Articles: Censorship and Injustice Amid COVID-19. globalresearch.ca By The bad choice of policy priority was shown with the arrival of the cruiser Diamond Princess on …

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-06-09). Coronavirus Shows Why We Need Separation of Medicine and State! globalresearch.ca It seems like only yesterday. Americans were denied the right to go to their churches. They were denied the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. They were denied the right to open their businesses and go to …

South Front (2020-06-09). Video: Egypt Sends Battle Tanks to Libyan Border as Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes. globalresearch.ca The Turkish involvement in the Libyan conflict allowed the Government of National Accord (GNA) to turn the tide of the battle of Tripoli and even develop further success by expanding control over a notable chunk of northern Libya. | After capturing …

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-06-09). Podcast: Pandemic Profiteering — How Billionaires Are Looting American Taxpayers. mintpressnews.com In this segment of Mintcast, journalist and author Alan MacLeod discusses how COVID-19 became a boon for the ultra-wealthy and allowed America's billionaires to accrue more wealth in just three weeks of lockdown than they made in total prior to 1980.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-09). Police Attacking Protestors, Journalists and Doctors While Defending Racist Attackers. mintpressnews.com A man in a black sedan car

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-09). US Elections and Trump's Sinking Approval. Main Street Depression and Unemployment. globalresearch.ca It's a political lifetime from now to November 3 presidential, congressional, and local elections. | Things can swing back and forth numerous times between now and then. | Most often, Americans vote with their pocketbook. | If unprecedented main street Depression and unemployment …

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-06-09). Palestinian Lives Matter: Huge Jewish-Arab Rally in Tel Aviv Decries Netanyahu's Plan to Annex 1/3 of West Bank. globalresearch.ca The gathering was addressed via video by US Senator Bernie …

Staff (2020-06-09). Headlines for June 9, 2020. democracynow.org Thousands Pay Their Respects in Houston as George Floyd Is Remembered by His Family, Chauvin Appears in Court, Bail Set at Over $1 Million, Video Shows Texas Police Killing Black Man After Minor Traffic Violation as He Pleads "I Can't Breathe", New Mexico Officer Charged with Killing Man in Neck Restraint During Traffic Stop, Democrats Unveil Police Reform Legislation, Take Knee to Remember George Floyd, Ramsey Orta, Who Filmed Police Killing Eric Garner, Released from Prison, Peaceful Protesters Injured and Killed Around the Country by Cars Ramming into Crowds, Protesters Establish Autonomous Zone Around Seattle…

news.un (2020-06-09). Arrest of Sudanese war crimes suspect 'extremely significant': UN rights chief. news.un.org The arrest of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd—Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb, an alleged former Janjaweed militia leader in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, has been hailed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an "extremely significant development".

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-09). Tear down the racist statues, end racist debt and pay for equalizing reparations. peoplesdispatch.org The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city

_____ (2020-06-09). One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them. popularresistance.org Kim Gardner has dropped more than 100 cases that relied on statements from the 29 officers who got on the list for alleged lying, abuse or corruption. And she won't accept new cases or search-warrant requests from them, either. | From Philadelphia to Houston to Seattle, district attorneys recently elected on platforms of criminal justice reform are building similar databases of their own. Often known as "do not call" lists, they are also called "exclusion lists" or "Brady lists" after a famous Supreme Court decision requiring prosecutors to disclose to defense lawyers information about unreliable police officers…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-09). National Guard Soldier Who Deployed to DC Identified as Neo-Nazi. unicornriot.ninja Columbus, OH — When Ohio sent one hundred National Guard troops to Washington D.C. to assist the Trump administration's repression of protests, they also sent at least one soldier tied to neo-nazi and white supremacist ideology. Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed that one…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-06-09). Eight Minutes, Forty-Six Seconds. counterpunch.org 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 a scene of terror; an unimaginable time when you are being crushed by human weights

Nick Turse (2020-06-09). Pentagon War Game Includes Scenario for Military Response to Domestic Generation Z Rebellion. globalresearch.ca In the face of protests composed largely of young people, the presence of America's military on the streets of major cities has been a

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-09). Palestinians across the West Bank protest Israeli annexation plans. peoplesdispatch.org On June 8, Monday, thousands of Palestinians protested against the proposed Israeli plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank. These non-violent and peaceful protests were met with brutal repression from Israeli security forces. | The demonstrations were part of the commemorations marking the 53rd anniversary of Naksa (letdown) Day, when, in 1967, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza strip began. This was following the six-day war. | As per multiple media reports, demonstrations were held in the occupied West Bank towns of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Kafr Qaddum, Hares, Qusin and cit…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Mothers' sit-in against PKK continues in SE Turkey. yenisafak.com Dozens of mothers launched the protest on Sept. 3, 2019 in Diyarbakir province, outside the offices of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), a party accused by the government of having links to the PKK terror group.Solmaz Ovunc, a mother of a child who was abducted by the terror group when he was just 15, called on her son to surrender to security forces."HDP took away my son and handed it over to PKK. I want my son from HDP," Ovunc said, accusing the HDP of tricking her child into joining the terror group and going to the mountains.Omer Tokay, another protester whose son Mehmet was abducted at the age…

William Astore (2020-06-09). Police Violence Has Brought America's Forever Wars Home. thenation.com Police Violence Has Brought America's Forever Wars Home…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-09). 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.

Staff (2020-06-09). Over 200 Unhoused People Sheltering in Minneapolis Hotel Now Face Eviction. truthout.org We go to Minneapolis, where the community has taken over a Sheraton hotel to provide shelter to more than 200 unhoused people amid protests and the pandemic. Now they face eviction. "Using hotels for emergency housing is an obvious answer," says Rosemary Fister, community organizer. "They are largely vacant as we enter an economic depression in the midst of a global pandemic." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now…

Staff (2020-06-09). Activists Catalog Nearly 600 Videos of Officer Violence Against Protesters. truthout.org President Donald Trump on Monday

_____ (2020-06-09). From George Floyd To COVID-19, Two Pandemics Target Black Workers. popularresistance.org Compounding the devastation of coronavirus, Black people in the US continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going to and from work. For being out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black. | The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade highlight this grim reality. Now millions of people all across the country are protesting. After experiencing two months of grief from COVID-19, there is now a righteous feeling of collective anger. | According to the statement from UE national officers, "It is not surprising that p…

_____ (2020-06-09). A T-Shirt Sparks Claims That Another 'Foreign Agitator' Is Behind US Racial Unrest. popularresistance.org We've seen various state and federal officials over the past two weeks of George Floyd protests point to a 'foreign hand' stirring the unrest for the purpose of creating deeper instability in American society, already unsettled by months of the coronavirus pandemic crisis. | Of course, the 'nefarious Russians' were the first to be named — with CNN spending a lot of time amplifying this paranoid claim, for example in an interview with Susan Rice a week ago — but Trump administration officials have also named China, accusing Beijing of exploiting US racial tensions with targeted social media activity "c…

_____ (2020-06-09). Over 600 Groups And Families Of People Killed By Police Call For UN Investigation. popularresistance.org The undersigned family members of victims of police killings and civil society organizations from around the world, call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently convene a Special Session on the situation of human rights in the United States in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis borne out of the repression of nationwide protests. The recent protests erupted on May 26 in response to the police murder of George Floyd | in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was only one of a recent string of unlawful killings of unarmed Black people by police and armed white vigilantes. | We ar…

William J. Astore (2020-06-09). "Light 'Em Up": Warrior-Cops Are the Law — and Above the Law — as Violence Grips America. globalresearch.ca From their front porches, regular citizens watched a cordon of cops sweep down their peaceful street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rankled at being filmed, the cops exceeded their authority and demanded that people go inside their houses. When some of them …

Jack Delaney (2020-06-09). We Need a Universal Basic Income Now and After COVID-19. zcomm.org In easing pandemic uncertainty and promoting a post-pandemic recovery, a permanent UBI with large investments in social programs will increase solidarity, ease poverty and stabilize a volatile market that's headed toward depression…

news.un (2020-06-09). Invest in humanitarian relief now, to limit possible 'catastrophic' impact of coronavirus. news.un.org The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) heard strong appeals on Tuesday for more funds to be steered into the UN's COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, as it opened its annual Humanitarian Affairs Segment — the first to be held via video-teleconference.

Jordan Davidson (2020-06-09). Shutdowns stopped 60 million Covid-19 infections in the U.S., new research finds. nationofchange.org The two studies provide fresh evidence that the severe economic sacrifice the COVID-19 shutdowns caused were worth it to save many millions of lives.

Cutler D. (2020-06-09). How Will COVID-19 Affect the Health Care Economy? jamanetwork.com Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created an economic crisis alongside a health care crisis. During the 2 weeks ending on March 28, nearly 10 million people filed for unemployment insurance, dwarfing any previous monthly numbers. Estimates suggest that the US economy will contract by 10% to 25% during the second quarter. The US has entered a COVID-19 recession.

news.un (2020-06-09). Act now to avert COVID-19 global food emergency: Guterres. news.un.org Although the COVID-19 pandemic could push nearly 50 million more people into extreme poverty, this and other dire impacts of the crisis can be avoided if countries act immediately to shore up global food security, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday.

Abbasi J. (2020-06-09). Prioritizing Physician Mental Health as COVID-19 Marches On. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article is an interview with the University of New Mexico's Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, about the pandemic's mental toll on health care workers—and how they and their employers can safeguard their emotional well-being.

news.un (2020-06-09). FROM THE FIELD: The UN's mission to transform agriculture, for people and planet. news.un.org How can agriculture become better able to resist major international shocks such as climate change, and health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic?>

Antiel RM. (2020-06-09). Oedipus and the Coronavirus Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature draws lessons from Sophocles' classic tragedies Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus about the limits of medicine and the importance of community in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Abbasi J. (2020-06-09). Existing Drugs Might Treat COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Drugs already marketed for conditions including schizophrenia might have potential as treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a NatureÔªø study suggests.

news.un (2020-06-09). Conflict-hit Nigerian families living under COVID-19 lockdowns, on 'life-support'. news.un.org Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-hit communities "on life-support" in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

news.un (2020-06-09). New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security. news.un.org Even as countries buckle under the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the links between gender inequality and crisis, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict.

Kuehn BM. (2020-06-09). Homeless Shelters Face High COVID-19 Risks. jamanetwork.com The CDC has recommended steps that homeless shelters should take to prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission after studying outbreaks at several facilities across the United States.

Rick Sterling (2020-06-09). SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Introducing SouthFront | Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria? Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela? News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique? Original analysis of events in …

Amanda Mills (2020-06-09). New Jersey becomes the first state to add the climate crisis to their curriculum. nationofchange.org "This generation of students will feel the effects of climate change more than any other, and it is critical that every student is provided an opportunity to study and understand the climate crisis."

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-09). A Pipelineistan Fable for Our Times. globalresearch.ca Once upon a time in In sharp contrast, whenever China entered …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-09). The Democratic Party Exists to Co-Opt and Kill Movements. theantimedia.com Barack Obama made a whole political career out of this.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-09). Police and Their Apologists Have Already Lost the Argument. theantimedia.com Videos have made it clear that the institution of policing in America is completely sick from coast to coast, right down to its very culture.

Prof. Tom Butler (2020-06-09). The Health Risks of 5G Radiofrequency Radiation Technology. globalresearch.ca Inroduction | This short critical review explores the findings of extant research on the health risks posed by 5G technologies that emit radiofrequency radiation (RFR)1. It also provides evidence that the processes by which policy decisions have been made concerning the …

Hubert Moolman (2020-06-09). US Dollar Cycle Points to New All-time Highs for Gold. globalresearch.ca The US Dollar index is not a true measure of value of the US dollar. It just tracks an "exchange rate" between the US dollar and a basket of significant fiat currencies. | For a true measure of value of the …

Miko Peled (2020-06-09). The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath. globalresearch.ca June 2, 1967, was a tense day at the Israeli army headquarters in Tel Aviv. For weeks, IDF generals had been pushing the government to initiate a war and the atmosphere was tense. Israel's Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, …

Center For Food Safety (2020-06-09). The Use of of Damaging Dicamba Pesticides on Farmers in America. globalresearch.ca On June 3 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-09). Radical Reforms: Disbanding Police Forces in the US. globalresearch.ca "I've been saying for the last several years … American policing is at a crossroads." — If you can envisage the commencement of a police force as a band of auxiliaries …

James ONeill (2020-06-09). The Victims of MH17 Deserve More than the Shoddy Lies Perpetrated by Politicians and Media. globalresearch.ca The ABCs Insider program broadcast each Sunday morning is one of the ABCs most watched and most important programs. The three guests are drawn from the country's mainstream media outlets. This is perhaps itself a limitation considering the broad range …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-09). Deutsche Bank Close to Bankruptcy. globalresearch.ca It seems that collapse of the institution would destroy global financial system. | Deutsche Bank, one of Europe's largest banks, recently asked hundreds of its managers to voluntarily renounce receiving their monthly salaries, complying with the bank's program to try to …

George Ochenski (2020-06-09). A Trip From Utopia to Distopia. counterpunch.org Utopia: a place in which human society, natural conditions, etc., are so ideally perfect that there is complete contentment. Dystopia: a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. You can't get much further away from the news than on the north shore of Montana's largest water body, Fort Peck Lake. While cattle and bison

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-06-09). Turd Blossom Surfaces Again. counterpunch.org Just when you thought reality-based thinking couldn't take any more hits and still stand, up pops Karl Rove — like an epoophany — in the middle of the cesspool of clowns called Washington. When last we saw a semblance of his shit-eating grin, Rove was attempting to steal Obama's 2012 reelection by calling Ohio officials

Elliot Sperber (2020-06-09). End Police, With the Utmost Respect for Farmers. counterpunch.org End Police, With the Utmost Respect for Farmers Perhaps you won't believe it Incredulous as you are But my father's father fought In the army of the Tsar In 1916 he deserted And would've been caught, and shot Lucky for us, though, Before they could get him The empire vanished — ha ha In 1921, with

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-09). Problem of external debt in the third world. peoplesdispatch.org There is a massive problem of external debt building up for the Third World, of which the recent Argentine debt crisis was only one manifestation. At the root of the problem is the collapse of primary commodity prices in the world market which began in April 2011. | In March and April 2020, this fall of course has been precipitous, but even if we leave aside these two months, which fall within the pandemic period, we find that between April 2011 and December 2019, there has been a 38% fall in the All Commodity Price Index prepared by the International Monetary Fund or IMF (base 2016). | Since a large number of…

Yves Engler (2020-06-09). Justin Trudeau: Campaigning for a Seat on the UN Security Council. dissidentvoice.org Justin Trudeau is campaigning aggressively for a seat on the UN Security Council. Over the past month he has called about two dozen world leaders and recently organized calls with groupings of UN ambassadors from the Americas, Africa, Arab states and Asia. Just prior to the pandemic the PM attended the African Union Summit in …

Jonah Raskin (2020-06-09). Che, Chez and Ross Cannard: Organic Farming, Sonoma, California. zcomm.org Why is it guerrilla-style farming? Because it's bucking big, corporate agriculture that relies on big machines, and that chews up and spits out workers all day long. Also because it builds soil rather than depletes it…

IMEMC News (2020-06-09). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Woman Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday afternoon, a young Palestinian woman at a military roadblock near Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Mohammad 'Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, said the abducted young woman has been identified as Lian Nizar Kayed, 22, from Sebastia. 'Azem added that …

Fight Back (2020-06-09). Milwaukee: Families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., march with Milwaukee Alliance demanding 'Justice for Thee 3'. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of June 6, over 200 people rallied on the corner of North 76th and West Burleigh Streets near the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa border to stand with the family of Alvin Cole, as well as members of the family of Jay Anderson, Jr. Both Cole and Anderson, along with Antonio Gonzales, were all murdered by Joseph Anthony Mensah, a member of the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD). Despite these three killings, Mensah still works for WPD. The rally was called co-organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). | Alvin Cole was killed by Officer Mensah in early F…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Turkey arrests 86 FETàñ terror suspects. yenisafak.com Turkish police on Tuesday arrested at least 86 people in two separate probes for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup.Istanbul prosecutors said the arrests came after they issued warrants for 44 suspects, including active-duty members of the Turkish Armed Forces and other professions, after they were found to be using payphones to stay in touch with terror affiliates.A prosecutors' statement said that in another investigation, prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 114 suspects, including 21 on active duty.Seeking the total 158 suspec…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Turkish Airlines remains top brand in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines remained to be the most valuable brand in the country in 2020, according to a leading London-based independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy firm on Tuesday.The carrier's brand value increased to $1.98 billion in 2020, versus $1.73 billion in 2019, according to the 14th edition of Brand Finance's Turkey 100 report.Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines currently has a fleet of some 350 aircraft flying to around 320 worldwide destinations, except during the pandemic period.The state-lender Ziraat and private-lender Garanti fo…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Turkey brings back over 300 citizens from Canada. yenisafak.com Turkey on Tuesday brought back 301 citizens stranded in Canada due to the coronavirus lockdown as part of the country's ongoing evacuation efforts.A Turkish Airlines flight conducted the fourth repatriation flight from Canada.The plane from Toronto Pearson International Airport safely landed at Istanbul Airport at 12.25 p.m. local time (0925GMT).The citizens were carried to the terminal by buses, and their temperatures were taken there.Observing the social distancing rules, the passengers filled special information forms, and after passing passport controls, they received their luggage and left the airport.The Tu…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Senior YPG/PKK terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces "neutralized" a wanted terrorist in the eastern province of Elazig, the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.The operation by security forces neutralized at least two terrorists, including Salih Ekinci, a terrorist responsible for martyring Turkish security forces.He was in charge for the so-called "Amed" province's "Ape Musa" region in Elazig."Terrorist Salih Ekinci was among those responsible for a terrorist attack carried out by YPG/PKK on March 19, 2018, martyring one soldier and one village guard along the Diyarbakir-Hani-Topcular highway," said a ministry statement.Ekinci, codenamed "

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Turkish charities send 3 truckloads of aid to Idlib. yenisafak.com Three truckloads of humanitarian aid gathered by various charity association in Turkey were sent Tuesday to vulnerable people in war-torn Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.Several relief organizations and benefactors collaborated to prepare the humanitarian aid which included water, flour and dry food.The trucks carrying supplies arrived in Turkey's southern Hatay province to be transferred to Idlib.The aid will be distributed among residents of rural areas in Idlib.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Turkish FM hails World Accreditation Day. yenisafak.com Mevlut Cavusoglu in a statement said there are a range of sectors such as food, tourism, environment and technology which benefit from accreditation policies.Technical troubles in global trade, he said, have been overcome due to accreditation services, which proved their worth during the coronavirus outbreak with evaluation of masks and protective equipment.Referring to the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK), Cavusoglu said the organization is a source of confidence both for Turkey and the region.TURKAK, he said, quickly adapted itself to the latest requirements amid the pandemic, and played its role in increa…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Six PKK/KCK suspects arrested in southern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish police have arrested six people for their alleged links to the PKK/KCK terror group, security sources said on Tuesday.As part of an investigation launched by prosecutors in the southern Mersin province, arrest warrants were issued for nine people for their alleged involvement in the so-called youth camp of the terror group, the office of provincial prosecutors said in a written statement.The suspects were rounded up in operation conducted by the local gendarmerie forces, while remaining three suspects are wanted.Many digital materials and documents related to the terror group were seized in the searches a…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Robot built for Japan's ageing workforce finds coronavirus role. yenisafak.com Mira Robotics developed its "ugo" robot to reinforce greying Japan's shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese startup is offering its machine as a tool in the fight against the outbreak, the company's CEO said."The coronavirus has created a need for robots because they can reduce direct contact between people," Ken Matsui told Reuters at his company's workshop in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. "We've had inquiries from overseas, including from Singapore and France."The latest feature of the remote-controlled or so-called avatar robot is a hand attachment that uses ultraviolet light to kill…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Cornflakes for lunch! German parents say open school before mum goes nuts. yenisafak.com Manage a global team of 3,500 people? No problem, says Katrin Lehmann, head of customer innovation and maintenance at German business software company SAP.Do it while looking after four kids, including home schooling 10-year-old Benno? It almost finished her off."I was going nuts," she said. "All of them eat different things and they all complain, whatever you do. I said, right: cornflakes for lunch."Germany experienced far lower death rates than other large European countries from the coronavirus, and has been quicker than many to begin easing lockdown measures. But schools have been slow to reopen, and working…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Global economy to diminish by about 5.2%: World Bank. yenisafak.com The World Bank on late Monday predicted the global economy will diminish by about 5.2% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, indicating it one of the four most severe downturns in 150 years."In all, the pandemic is expected to plunge a majority of countries into recession this year, with per capita output contracting in the largest fraction of countries since 1870," the bank said in its June report.The report indicated that advanced economies are expected to shrink by 7% in 2020.As for China, the country's economy is projected to slow to 1% in 2020

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Lockdowns prevented 3.1 million deaths in Europe: Study. yenisafak.com Two months of lockdown measures across Europe have saved 3.1 million lives in Europe, according to a new study.According to the study conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, strict measures, such as school closures, in 11 European countries played a significant role in slowing the pandemic.In the study, published in the journal Nature, the scientists analyzed data from 11 countries

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Iraq confirms full commitment to new OPEC oil deal. yenisafak.com Iraq has confirmed its full commitment to the new agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC nations who will continue curbing their crude productions for an additional month, OPEC said in a statement on Tuesday.Iraq's Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael confirmed in a phone call with Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman his country's full commitment to the decisions taken by OPEC nations last Saturday, according to the statement.The two ministers discussed the current conditions and recent oil market developments, and the efforts undertaken by the 23-member nations of OPEC to restore balan…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Armed group halts production at Libya's largest oilfield. yenisafak.com Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, was forced to stop production on Tuesday as an armed group stormed the facility, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said."This is a criminal act that amounts to treachery against the Libyan people and national economy as the closure will cause the public treasury more losses," NOC said in a statement.On Sunday, El-Sharara oilfield resumed production after a months-long hiatus.On Jan. 17, warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia closed Az-Zuwaytinah port, claiming that oil revenues were being used by the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord.El-Sharara…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Pangolin scales removed from Chinese medicine list. yenisafak.com China removed the pangolin scales from an official 2020 list of traditional medicines as part of efforts to protect the population of the world's most-trafficked mammal in the wild, local media reported on Tuesday.Following Friday's move of upgrading the protection level of the pangolin, China took another step towards the pangolin or its original Malay name "pengguling," which is seen as "positive signal" and believed to eradicate one of the most dangerous threats to pangolins, the Global Times daily reported."The latest version of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 does not include pangolins, which means the ma…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Israeli annexation plan 'very dangerous': Russia. yenisafak.com Israel's "dangerous" plans to annex Palestinian territories could provoke further discontent and violence, dooming prospects for a two-state solution, warned a top Russian diplomat on Tuesday.In the near future the new coalition government of Israel "may begin practical steps" to implement its stated plans to annex Palestinian territories, said Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia's deputy foreign minister."We believe that such a development would be very dangerous. We agree with the assessments and warnings in this regard, which are reflected in the latest decisions of the Arab League on this issue."The Arab League has cond…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-09). Niente sovranità economica senza quella politica. globalresearch.ca Si discute attualmente su quanti e quali finanziamenti l'Italia riceverà dall'Unione europea e a quali condizioni. Da Bruxelles arrivano messaggi tranquillizzanti. Ma poiché tali finanziamenti saranno forniti per la maggior parte sotto forma di prestiti, diversi economisti avvertono che c'è …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-09). Nà£o há soberania económia se nà£o existir soberania política. globalresearch.ca Actualmente, discute-se quanto e que financiamento a Itália receberá da Unià£o Europeia e sob que condiàßàµes. Chegam mensagens tranquilizadoras de Bruxelas. Mas como tais financiamentos serà£o concedidos em grande parte, sob a forma de empréstimos, vários economistas alertam que existe …

The Canary (2020-06-09). Minister forced to backtrack on care homes policy claims. thecanary.co A minister has become embroiled in a row after apparently saying that policies blamed for the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes were based on scientific advice. | The movement of elderly patients into residential care without testing them for coronavirus in order to free up hospital beds has been blamed for the high death toll in care homes — accounting for around 57% of all fatalities. | Care minister Helen Whately was forced to backtrack on Sky News on Tuesday morning after appearing to claim this decision was guided by science. | When quizzed by Kay Burley over the policy, Whately said: "As we h…

Fréa Lockley (2020-06-09). Public health expert who slammed government coronavirus response speaks out against antisemitism attacks. thecanary.co A public health expert has come under attack, accused of "radical leftism" and antisemitism. | Professor John Ashton was

Amira Khan (2020-06-09). As domestic violence rises during coronavirus lockdown, India deserves a special focus. thecanary.co Trigger warning: this article mentions cases of sexual violence that may cause some readers distress. | Women around the world have been

_____ (2020-06-09). German Pesticide and Chemical Co's gets £1bn UK bailout despite mammoth dividend plan. truepublica.org.uk By Zach Boren: Chemicals manufacturers BASF and Bayer have been given enormous payouts of Covid-19 support cash from the British government just weeks after announcing plans to distribute billions to shareholders in dividends. The world's largest chemicals company BASF, which makes agricultural, industrial and automotive products at its eight UK plants, has received £1 billion …

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-06-09). The COVID-19 War in Japan: Is National Face-Saving More Important than the People's Lives? globalresearch.ca The performance of Shinzo Abe in the war against the corona virus has been less than poor. | Abe is blamed for having put the policy priority to the Olympics and Abenomics over human life. | The Japanese people have the legendary …

Estelle Levresse (2020-06-09). Can the Russian Health Care System Cope With the Coronavirus? thenation.com Can the Russian Health Care System Cope With the Coronavirus?

Taliah Mancini (2020-06-09). Harry Dodge's 'My Meteorite' Is Like a Wonderful Sculpture. thenation.com Harry Dodge's 'My Meteorite' Is Like a Wonderful Sculpture…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-09). Liberal Leaders Aiding and Abetting Rioters Just the Latest Campaign Strategy to Usurp Trump. strategic-culture.org In a fractious election year that has already witnessed Russiagate, impeachment and a pandemic, Americans are now forced to contend with the malignant scourge of rioting and looting following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white cop. Now, many Democrats seem content to the let the whole house burn down to achieve some sort of twisted justice . | To get a true sense of the mob mentality that is now leading the United States straight to the abyss, you could do no worse than a visit to the nation's embattled capital. There, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser recently evicted 1,200 members of the…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-09). Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability. strategic-culture.org Somalia's brutal arid landscape and unfortunate colonial borders keep the nation a dry well packed powder keg waiting for the next spark.

John Malkin (2020-06-09). Food Not Bombs 40th Anniversary – Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview. indybay.org Interview with Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, on the on-going struggle to feed and house the unhoused people of Santa Cruz, California during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally broadcast on "Transformation Highway" on KZSC, 88.1 FM.

Name of the Game Is Money (2020-06-09). Budget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass. indybay.org On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station.

Repost (2020-06-09). UPRISING: The Democratic Party Exists To Co-Opt & Kill Authentic Change. indybay.org Watch them. Watch Democrats and their allied media and corporate institutions try to sell the public a bunch of words and a smattering of feeble, impotent legislation to mollify the masses, without ever giving the people the real changes that they actually need.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-09). George Floyd's murderer, Derek Chauvin's June 8 court date. indybay.org George Floyd's Murderer, Derek Chauvin:…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-09). "I Can't Breath" ILWU 10 & 34 Speak Out About Lynching of George Floyd & Action. indybay.org ILWU 10 president Trent Willis & ILWU 34 president Keith Shanklin talk about the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racist attacks on longshore workers and their families. They also discuss the shutdown of West Coast docks on Juneteenth June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of Blacks and the fight today.

Repost (2020-06-09). 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…

Staff (2020-06-09). "Stick to Sports" Has Gone by the Wayside on Right-Leaning Sports Talk Radio. truthout.org Donald Trump's near-frantic desire to reopen the national economy in order to salvage his reelection hopes has been about as subtle as an earthquake in a nail gun factory. He has found support for this push from within his voter base, from certain portions of the business community, and from conservative governors in less-populated states where COVID-19 has not (yet) done substantial damage. | It is a high-risk gamble fraught with lethal consequences that are already being felt. While cities li…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-09). Imperial and France's CNRS expand partnership with joint PhDs and data projects. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and France's CNRS have further strengthened their links by announcing new joint PhD projects and the first awards of a big data seed fund.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran records 2,095 new COVID-19 infections, 74 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,095 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 175,927.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Rouhani stresses expansion of economic coop. with Kyrgyzstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani in a phone talk with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on Tuesday stressed the need for developing cooperation between Iran and Kyrgyzstan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Police confiscate 265 kg illicit drugs in central Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan Province have seized 265 kg of illicit drugs in Nain County.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). All Iranian soldiers ready for self-sacrifice to preserve security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that all soldiers of the Islamic Iran are ready to self-sacrifice themselves to establish security and repel global arrogance from the country especially in the maritime sector.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). 5.7-Richter quake jolts southern Fars province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit 'Beyram' city in the southwestern Iranian province of Fars on Tuesday night.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran's re-export of fishery products to EU kicks off despite US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — State Veterinary Medicine Organization on Tue. revealed the re-export of fishery products to the European Union [EU].

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Belarus congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Belarus' Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko, in a congratulatory message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, felicitated his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). MP calls on intelligence min. to pursue perpetrators of martyr Soleimani's assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — A member of Iranian Parliament in a letter penned to the intelligence minister called on him to submit a comprehensive report on the measures taken by the Ministry of Intelligence in connection with the assassination of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US terrorist forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iranian coppersmith from North Khorasan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — June 10 is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. Iranian artists have used the occasion to draw international attention to Iran's unique art forms. Mr. Naghi Khorasani is a coppersmith (also known as a brazier) who makes artifacts from copper and brass (brass is an alloy of copper and zinc) for almost 20 years in the Iranian province of North Khorasan. His colleague Mr. Masoumian accompanies him by doing 'toreutics' (metal-engraving) on his crafts.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Hashd al-Sha'abi foils ISIL attack on Iraqi oil facility. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Hashd al-Sha'abi foiled ISIL efforts to take control of the Iraqi oil facilities in Diyala Governorate.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Hassan Nasrallah condoles demise of Abdullah Shallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah extended condolences over the demise of former Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement chief Ramadan Abdullah Shallah.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). World Oceans Day: get united to protect precious waterbodies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Oceans are valuable water bodies in terms of food supply and climate issues, covering 71 percent of the planet's surface equaling 361 million square kilometers, but they, like other biological components on the planet, have been affected severely due to oxygen depleting factors.

Fight Back (2020-06-09). Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes | June 13·µó ∞ 2020. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Over the past two weeks as Minneapolis and the rest of country have erupted in outrage over the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement—a spark which has ignited the collective experience of police terror across America going back as far as the institution of police has existed here—we have seen law enforcement double down on their crimes. As authorities dragged their feet to charge the four officers responsible for killing George Floyd, demonstrations have been met with su…

_____ (2020-06-09). The Rest Of The World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots. popularresistance.org U.S. officials, whether Democrat or Republican, pretend that only other countries violate human rights. Every year, the State Department issues a report on worldwide human rights with the heaviest criticism aimed at enemies du jour such as China, Russia, and Iran. | Human rights, as defined by U.S. officials, include freedom of the press, maintaining an independent judiciary, and civil rights. But most of the world, the United Nations included, goes further, saying human rights include the right to a job, health care, and housing, among other things. | Not surprisingly, U.S. leaders never mention authoritative in…

_____ (2020-06-09). Debt Strike Needed As Debt Collectors Keep Coming After Millions Of People. popularresistance.org Over the past couple decades, Capital One, Lugo's pursuer, helped lead the way in transforming the nation's local courts into collection machines. As recently as the 1990s, these courts conformed to the picture most people have in their heads, primarily working as a venue where a judge resolved disputes between two sides represented by a lawyer. Now the most common type of case is debt collection, a recent Pew Charitable Trusts report found. Lining up against debtors who are almost never represented by an attorney, debt collection companies win millions of court judgments each year, which then allow them to seize…

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…

Gareth Porter (2020-06-08). FBI Launches Open Attack on 'Foreign' Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Ajamu Baraka (2020-06-08). No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad. commondreams.org The ruling class is befuddled and confused about how to respond to the ongoing street demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. (Photo: EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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…

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 …

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, …

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…

WSWS (2020-06-08). Tens of thousands continue UK protests against racism and police brutality. wsws.org More than 100,000 people across Britain continued to protest the death of George Floyd over the weekend.

Paul M. Renfro (2020-06-08). Arresting Justice: Victimizing the Victimizers Won't End the Policing Crisis. counterpunch.org In the wake of the brutal slayings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, demonstrators nationwide and throughout the world have trained their anger on racialized police brutality and state violence, more broadly. While many have expressed support for decarceration, abolition, and cuts to police budgets, some of these same activists and commentators have petitioned for the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

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.

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…

sputniknews (2020-06-08). Boris Johnson Says Protesters Who Engage in Vandalism Will 'Face Full Force of Law'. sputniknews.com A wave of protests against racial inequality and police brutality has swept through the United Kingdom over the death of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, with instances of police officers attacked and historic monuments vandalised by protesters.

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…

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 …

RT (2020-06-08). Former cop Derek Chauvin appears in court over George Floyd's murder, with bail set at $1.25mn. rt.com The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has appeared in court for the first time over the death. Floyd's killing while in police custody sparked widespread protests against police brutality. | Derek Chauvin appeared at the short hearing at Hennepin County District Court via video link, and the judge set bail at $1.25 million without conditions or $1 million with conditions. According to the terms outlined, if posting the lower bail amount, Chauvin would have to avoid contact with Floyd's family, and refrain from handling firearms and conducting any police work. | Derek Cha…

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…

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…

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 …

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.

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…

Matt Sedlar (2020-06-08). Rahm Emanuel, the Worst Man for the Moment. cepr.net The American Prospect See article on original site "The moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism. To deal with the growing economic inequity that exists in our nation, to deal with the denial of the promise of this nation." No, that was not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren speaking—it …

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 | "

Leila Rafei (2020-06-08). Three Missouri Voters Explain Why Everyone Should be Able to Vote by Mail in 2020. aclu.org The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world operates, but as the presidential election approaches, many states have failed to respond when it comes to voting. The safest way to vote during the pandemic is to

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 …

William Astore (2020-06-08). "Light 'Em Up": Warrior-Cops Are the Law—and Above the Law—as Violence Grips America. counterpunch.org From their front porches, regular citizens watched a cordon of cops sweep down their peaceful street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rankled at being filmed, the cops exceeded their authority and demanded that people go inside their houses. When some of them didn't obey quickly enough, the order — one heard so many times in the streets

James Bovard (2020-06-08). Media Buries George W. Bush's Lies and Atrocities. counterpunch.org Former president George W. Bush has returned to the spotlight to give moral guidance to America in these troubled times. In a statement released on Tuesday, Bush announced that he was "anguished" by the "brutal suffocation" of George Floyd and declared that "lasting peace in our communities requires truly equal justice. The rule of law

John G. Russell (2020-06-08). The Fires This Time and Next. counterpunch.org George Floyd is dead, murdered by a policeman while three others stood by and did nothing to protect him. Eric Garner is dead, murdered by a policeman while at least seven others milled about and did nothing to protect him. Over the decades, countless and uncounted black men, women, and children have died, killed in the custody of police. Some of these deaths and the preludes to them have been captured by cellphone cameras and uploaded to social media. Many more have not.

CounterPunch Editors (2020-06-08). Black Politics and Liberation: A CounterPunch Reading List. counterpunch.org What It Feels Like to be Black in America by Kevin Alexander Gray What Does Black Lives Matter Want? by Robin D.G. Kelley Black Subjugation in America by Kim Scipes Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era by Kali Akuno With or Without White People, Black Lives Matter by George Payne

Louisa Willcox (2020-06-08). Grizzly Deaths: Time to Admit to Yellowstone's Killing Crisis. counterpunch.org Recovery of grizzly bears — and any endangered species — is a lot about minimizing deaths. But, unfortunately, during recent years Yellowstone grizzly bears have been dying at alarming and unsustainable rates. You would never know this, however, from discussions during the April grizzly bear managers' meeting. During 2015 through 2018, grizzly bear deaths shattered

Dean Baker (2020-06-08). Understanding the New Unemployment Numbers. counterpunch.org Seventy-three percent of the unemployed report being on temporary layoffs. The May jobs numbers were considerably better than most analysts had expected with the economy reportedly adding 2,509,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate fell by 1.4 percentage points to 13.3 percent. This improved labor market picture should not have been surprising since many businesses across

Subhankar Banerjee (2020-06-08). An Unknowable Tragedy: Sundarbans After Cyclone Amphan‚Äã. counterpunch.org Asuper cyclone named Amphan struck Sundarbans on Wednesday, May 20, and continued north causing widespread destruction. A transnational nursery of universal importance, Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on Earth and is situated on a delta formed by the confluence of three rivers—the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and the Meghna—on the Bay of Bengal spanning across south

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

RT (2020-06-08). Putin praises Egypt's efforts towards Libyan settlement in phone call with President Sisi. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Cairo's diplomatic efforts towards Libya's settlement in a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah el-Sisi on Monday, the Kremlin press service said. | The presidents "confirmed a mutual bid towards continuing coordination with an aim to ensure the soonest end of warfare and the launch of intra-Libyan talks under the UN auspices," the Kremlin said. | The phone call was initiated by Egypt. Sisi briefed Putin on the talks in Cairo on June 6 with President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh and Commander of the Libyan National Army…

CP Editor (2020-06-08). Kevin Alexander Gray on KPFA. counterpunch.org

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 …

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.

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,…

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…

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…

Raouf Halaby (2020-06-08). Israel Continues to be Rewarded for Killing American Sailors: Remembering the USS Liberty. counterpunch.org June 8, 1967 stands as yet another "date of infamy" in the annals of American history. And even though numerically the dead and wounded American servicemen numbered in the hundreds instead thousands, June 8, 1967 is as heinous a date of infamy as the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the 9/11 attacks on

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…

2020-06-09: Social Media Postees

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Video: Ajamu Baraka on George Floyd Protests
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Ajamu Baraka, National Coordinator for Black Alliance for Peace joins Camila on From the South to discuss the rebellion which has come in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. | Black Alliance for Peace has called …
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Defund, Reform, or Disband US Police? What About the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, US Gulag, and Wall Street Owned Fed Etc!
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Indeed police killings, brutality, and its other unacceptable practices against America's most disadvantaged are a major societal problem needing correction. | Cutting its funding or even replacing it with an alternate societal control system won't fix things. | The problem isn't cops. …
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Militarized Police a Gift from Israel?
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-09
Training of American police in brutal tactics revealed | The killing of black man George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has produced the highest level of national unrest seen in the United States since the 1960s. Tens of thousands of protesters are demonstrating against racism and perceived police brutality. As it also comes at a time of coronavirus pandemic and record unemployment, it has the potential to change the U.S. in fundamental ways. The core issue is that many on the left, as well as some on the right, see America's police as something like an "occupying force," increasingly sel…
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1000 protesters brave Tropical Storm Cristobal to rally in Tally against police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Tallahassee, FL

Fake taxis among the latest tools in the NYPD's rights-busting crackdown on protesters
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-06-09
The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.
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Why is tear gas banned in war but not from peaceful protests?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-09
In the midst of national protests against racism and police brutality, President Donald Trump on Monday walked a short distance from the White House to St. John's Church. The visit was for a photo op in which Trump held up a bible as though it were a ticket he had just plucked from a raffle …
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Kenyans protest against police brutality and killing of innocent civilians
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-09
Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US…
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From Occupation to 'Occupy': The Israelification of American domestic security
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-09
One of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials. By Max Blumenthal…
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Poland Wants to Become Washington's Eastern European Bulwark Against Russia
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The "Defender Europe 2020" was to be the most ambitious and largest military exercise by the U.S. and NATO since the Cold War. The U.S.-led multinational exercises are undoubtedly hostile actions against Russia. It is through these military exercises that …
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Tear down the racist statues, end racist debt and pay for equalizing reparations
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-09
The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue of former police commissioner Frank Rizzo; the mayor agreed with the protesters who called for its immediate removal, saying that…
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Police Attacking Protestors, Journalists and Doctors While Defending Racist Attackers
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-09
A man in a black sedan car barrels towards a large Seattle demonstration protesting the killing of George Floyd. After he stops, he gets out and shoots a protestor at point blank range. The crowd scatters in terror. The man, still brandishing his weapon, casually walks through the mayhem towards the line of police, and is apprehended without incident. The police surround him, facing the crowd, shielding him from a non-e…
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From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton's Opportunistic Career Arc
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-09
An honest reckoning of Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance.
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Coronavirus Shows Why We Need Separation of Medicine and State!
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
It seems like only yesterday. Americans were denied the right to go to their churches. They were denied the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. They were denied the right to open their businesses and go to …
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Palestinian solidarity with George Floyd
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2020-06-09
The following remarks were prepared for a rally at LOVE Park in Philadelphia on June 4. My name is Susan Abulhawa, from Workers World Party, and I bring revolutionary greetings and solidarity from Palestine, where Palestinians have been marching in the streets of Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza and beyond in . . . | Continue reading Palestinian solidarity with George Floyd at Workers.org
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US Elections and Trump's Sinking Approval. Main Street Depression and Unemployment
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
It's a political lifetime from now to November 3 presidential, congressional, and local elections. | Things can swing back and forth numerous times between now and then. | Most often, Americans vote with their pocketbook. | If unprecedented main street Depression and unemployment …
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Hong Kong's 'pro-democracy' movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter
Ajit Singh | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-09
As a Hong Kong protest leader promotes far-right condemnations of US anti-racism demonstrations and activists shut down a Black Lives…
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Arrest of Sudanese war crimes suspect 'extremely significant': UN rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
The arrest of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb, an alleged former Janjaweed militia leader in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, has been hailed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an "extremely significant development".
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Eight Minutes, Forty-Six Seconds
B. Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
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 a scene of terror; an unimaginable time when you are being crushed by human weights…
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Video: Egypt Sends Battle Tanks to Libyan Border as Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The Turkish involvement in the Libyan conflict allowed the Government of National Accord (GNA) to turn the tide of the battle of Tripoli and even develop further success by expanding control over a notable chunk of northern Libya. | After capturing …
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Palestinian Lives Matter: Huge Jewish-Arab Rally in Tel Aviv Decries Netanyahu's Plan to Annex 1/3 of West Bank
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Arab48 reports that some 6,000 Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the Netanyahu government's plan to annex one third of the Palestinian West Bank. | The gathering was addressed via video by US Senator Bernie …
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Immigration Agents Target People at Police Brutality Protests, Including a U.S. Citizen Military Vet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-09
As protests against police brutality continue nationwide, immigrant rights advocates are sounding the alarm over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at some of the demonstrations. A viral video showed a group of ICE agents working with the New York City Police Department to detain a protester at a George Floyd rally in New York City last week, and advocates say agents held the man on the ground as they pointed three guns at him and handcuffed and searched him. He was reportedly released after agents found a military veteran's ID on him, and is a U.S. citizen of Puerto Rican descent. We spea…
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DACA Recipients "Want to Be in the Streets Building Solidarity" But ICE Arrests 3 at Phoenix Protest
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-09
Immigration agents are facing accusations of targeting protesters who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Police in Phoenix, Arizona, arrested community activist Máxima Guerrero as she was leaving a protest on May 30 with a group of legal observers. She was one of three DACA recipients arrested over that weekend in Phoenix. We get an update from Sandra Castro Solis with the Phoenix-based grassroots immigrant justice group Puente Human Rights Movement, who says that despite the risks, "we're in a moment where people want to be out in the streets building that solidarity."
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Amid Protests & Pandemic, 200+ Unhoused People Sheltering in Minneapolis Hotel Now Face Eviction
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-09
We go to Minneapolis, where the community has taken over a Sheraton hotel to provide shelter to more than 200 unhoused people amid protests and the pandemic. Now they face eviction. "Using hotels for emergency housing is an obvious answer," says Rosemary Fister, community organizer. "They are largely vacant as we enter an economic depression in the midst of a global pandemic."
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"Essential Labor, Expendable Lives": Mass Transit Workers Worry About Safety as NYC Begins to Reopen
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-09
As New York City begins to partially reopen, we look at what it means for the nation's largest public transportation system. "It's a very stressful and dangerous situation," says Seth Rosenberg, a subway operator, shop steward with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and a member of a small coalition of transit workers called Local 100 Fightback. "The safety measures are not in place to protect transit workers or riders."
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George Floyd's body arrives at church for private funeral
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
George Floyd's body has arrived at a church in Houston, Texas, for a private funeral to be followed by his burial.The service caps off six days of mourning for the Black man whose killing inspired a global reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice.Floyd was to be laid to rest next to his mother in the suburb of Pearland. He cried out for his mother as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck on 25 May.About 6,000 people attended a public memorial on Monday in Houston, where Floyd grew up.Mourners pay respects to George Floyd during a public visitation (AP/David J. Phillip, Pool)Und…
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The Brexit Crisis Led to Totally Incompetent Leadership at a Time of Unprecedented Calamity. Now We are Paying for It
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
Britain is failing to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic as well as other countries in Europe and East Asia have. Out of 62,000 excess deaths in the UK, says former chief scientific officer Sir David King, "40,000 excess deaths could have been avoided if government had acted responsibly". The failure is devastating: on a single…
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"Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. I
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
Speakers called for major structural change in policing policies, with some protesters demanding defunding of the Palo Alto Police Department at a rally of thousands on June 6. Photos here are of the rally at King Plaza. | Pt. II will feature photos of the 4 mile march through downtown streets and Palo Alto neighborhoods.
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Tuesday 6/9: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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The Heat: U.S. protests fallout in U.S
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-09
Demands for racial justice and an end to police brutality continue in the United States. As the white police officer accused of killing African American George Floyd makes a court appearance.
america.cgtn.com/2020/06/09/the-heat-u-s…

One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
Kim Gardner has dropped more than 100 cases that relied on statements from the 29 officers who got on the list for alleged lying, abuse or corruption. And she won't accept new cases or search-warrant requests from them, either. | From Philadelphia to Houston to Seattle, district attorneys recently elected on platforms of criminal justice reform are building similar databases of their own. Often known as "do not call" lists, they are also called "exclusion lists" or "Brady lists" after a famous Supreme Court decision requiring prosecutors to disclose to defense lawyers information about unreliable police officers…
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Pentagon War Game Includes Scenario for Military Response to Domestic Generation Z Rebellion
Nick Turse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
In the face of protests composed largely of young people, the presence of America's military on the streets of major cities has been a controversial development. But this isn't the first time that Generation Z

The world stands up against racism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-09
Following the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and the outbreak of protests across the US, people across the world have mobilized in solidarity and to raise the banner of anti-racism in their own contexts…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/09/the-world…

Black lawmakers in California set goals: Study reparations, revive affirmative action
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
As waves of protest continued to surge throughout the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the California Legislative Black Caucus last week unfurled a far-reaching legislative agenda to advance racial and economic justice in the state. As she opened a press conference in Sacramento on June 2, caucus chair Assemblymember Shirley …
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Police targeting NLG legal observers at Black Lives Matter protests
National Lawyers Guild | mronline.org | 2020-06-09
Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support.
mronline.org/2020/06/09/police-targeting…

Palestinians across the West Bank protest Israeli annexation plans
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-09
On June 8, Monday, thousands of Palestinians protested against the proposed Israeli plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank. These non-violent and peaceful protests were met with brutal repression from Israeli security forces. | The demonstrations were part of the commemorations marking the 53rd anniversary of Naksa (letdown) Day, when, in 1967, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza strip began. This was following the six-day war. | As per multiple media reports, demonstrations were held in the occupied West Bank towns of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Kafr Qaddum, Hares, Qusin and cit…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/09/palestini…

Racist monuments fall: Watery end for slave trader statue in UK
Pan Pylas | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
LONDON (AP)–The toppling of a statue of a notorious slave trader in Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, on Sunday by anti-racism protesters was greeted with joyous scenes. Demonstrators attached ropes to the statue of Edward Colston before pulling it down. Footage of the moments after the statue crashed to the ground saw …
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What the US protests reveal
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-09
Anti-racism protests in the United States have rapidly evolved into a promotion of the ideas championed by the Democratic Party. It was no longer a question of fighting for equality in law for all or challenging the prejudices of certain police officers, but of reopening a cultural conflict at the risk of a new Civil War. | Protests across the West against racism in the United States are masking the evolution of the conflict there. It has evolved from a questioning of the remnants of black slavery to a conflict that could challenge the integrity of the country. | Last week I pointed out that the United States sho…
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Historic protests topple monuments of racism
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-06-09
People poured through U.S. streets the first week of June, as if answering Martin Luther King Jr.'s cry: "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Those torrents of people are carrying out a mighty change through the U.S., and a prime example is pulling down . . . | Continue reading Historic protests topple monuments of racism at Workers.org
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Mothers' sit-in against PKK continues in SE Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Dozens of mothers launched the protest on Sept. 3, 2019 in Diyarbakir province, outside the offices of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), a party accused by the government of having links to the PKK terror group.Solmaz Ovunc, a mother of a child who was abducted by the terror group when he was just 15, called on her son to surrender to security forces."HDP took away my son and handed it over to PKK. I want my son from HDP," Ovunc said, accusing the HDP of tricking her child into joining the terror group and going to the mountains.Omer Tokay, another protester whose son Mehmet was abducted at the age…
yenisafak.com/en/news/mothers-sit-in-aga…

Police Violence Has Brought America's Forever Wars Home
William Astore | thenation.com | 2020-06-09
Police Violence Has Brought America's Forever Wars Home…
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Tory councillor calls slave trader a 'hero' after Bristol statue toppling
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
A Conservative Party councillor has described 17th century slave trader Edward Colston as a "hero" to the city of Bristol, claiming that his statue was pulled down by a "criminal mob".According to the BristolLive website, Cllr Richard Eddy, who represents the ward of Bishopsworth on Bristol City Council, condemned the toppling of the controversial statue amid protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd in police custody in the US.Floyd died last month after a police officer in Minneapolis restrained him by holding a knee on his neck

Black Lives Matter! Labor Rally & March In SF
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
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…

Over 200 Unhoused People Sheltering in Minneapolis Hotel Now Face Eviction
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-09
We go to Minneapolis, where the community has taken over a Sheraton hotel to provide shelter to more than 200 unhoused people amid protests and the pandemic. Now they face eviction. "Using hotels for emergency housing is an obvious answer," says Rosemary Fister, community organizer. "They are largely vacant as we enter an economic depression in the midst of a global pandemic." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now…
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Activists Catalog Nearly 600 Videos of Officer Violence Against Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-09
President Donald Trump on Monday applauded U.S. police officers as "great, great people" who "have been letting us live in peace," praise that is starkly odds with the direct experience of protesters and journalists on the ground who in recent days have witnessed

From George Floyd To COVID-19, Two Pandemics Target Black Workers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
Compounding the devastation of coronavirus, Black people in the US continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going to and from work. For being out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black. | The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade highlight this grim reality. Now millions of people all across the country are protesting. After experiencing two months of grief from COVID-19, there is now a righteous feeling of collective anger. | According to the statement from UE national officers, "It is not surprising that p…
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A T-Shirt Sparks Claims That Another 'Foreign Agitator' Is Behind US Racial Unrest
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
We've seen various state and federal officials over the past two weeks of George Floyd protests point to a 'foreign hand' stirring the unrest for the purpose of creating deeper instability in American society, already unsettled by months of the coronavirus pandemic crisis. | Of course, the 'nefarious Russians' were the first to be named

Over 600 Groups And Families Of People Killed By Police Call For UN Investigation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
The undersigned family members of victims of police killings and civil society organizations from around the world, call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently convene a Special Session on the situation of human rights in the United States in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis borne out of the repression of nationwide protests. The recent protests erupted on May 26 in response to the police murder of George Floyd | in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was only one of a recent string of unlawful killings of unarmed Black people by police and armed white vigilantes. | We ar…
popularresistance.org/600-groups-familie…

One step closer to freedom for Ana Belen Montes
Jason Cohen | workers.org | 2020-06-09
For close to 20 years Ana Belen Montes, a Puerto Rican woman, has been held hostage in a federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. Due to the hard work of dedicated activists an international movement in solidarity with Montes has forced the federal government to grant her early release . . . | Continue reading One step closer to freedom for Ana Belen Montes at Workers.org
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Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/09/nukes-in-spa…

Sports round-up: Players advance Black Lives Matter message
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
The organic, non-violent uprisings nationwide following the murder of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer–coupled with Trump's divisive, inherently racist response to the atrocity and his use of military force against American citizens–have forced the nation to look inwards and firmly draw a line in the sand of what is and isn't acceptable within our democracy …
peoplesworld.org/article/sports-round-up…

SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Introducing SouthFront | Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria? Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela? News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique? Original analysis of events in …
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Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America's Oil War in Yemen
Charlotte Dennett | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
IG Steve Linick, who accused Pompeo of misconduct, has become the latest victim in a string of politically motivated firings of government watchdogs. If the president's bunker mentality isn't disturbing enough, a deeper look into this scandal shows how racism lies at the heart of Trump's and Pompeo's foreign policy. And how oil, most notably in the Middle East, and most particularly, in Yemen, is the driving force.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/09/saudi-arms-s…

SouthFront is Censored under Cover of Pandemic
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-09
Censorship of alternative media is becoming more widespread in the COVID19 era. This article documents the case of SouthFront. Introducing SouthFront Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria? Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela? News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique? Original …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/southfront-is…

How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-09
Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto "Che" Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. On the night of his twenty-fourth birthday, Che was at La Colonia de San Pablo in Peru swimming across the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/how-che-gueva…

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Woman Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-09
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday afternoon, a young Palestinian woman at a military roadblock near Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Mohammad 'Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, said the abducted young woman has been identified as Lian Nizar Kayed, 22, from Sebastia. 'Azem added that …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduc…

Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-09
Brazil's government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.
therealnews.com/columns/pandemic-2-brazi…

Invest in humanitarian relief now, to limit possible 'catastrophic' impact of coronavirus
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) heard strong appeals on Tuesday for more funds to be steered into the UN's COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, as it opened its annual Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Oedipus and the Coronavirus Pandemic
Antiel RM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-09
This Arts and Medicine feature draws lessons from Sophocles' classic tragedies Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus about the limits of medicine and the importance of community in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Existing Drugs Might Treat COVID-19
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-09
Drugs already marketed for conditions including schizophrenia might have potential as treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a NatureÔªø study suggests.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Conflict-hit Nigerian families living under COVID-19 lockdowns, on 'life-support'
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-hit communities "on life-support" in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.
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How Will COVID-19 Affect the Health Care Economy?
Cutler D. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-09
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created an economic crisis alongside a health care crisis. During the 2 weeks ending on March 28, nearly 10 million people filed for unemployment insurance, dwarfing any previous monthly numbers. Estimates suggest that the US economy will contract by 10% to 25% during the second quarter. The US has entered a COVID-19 recession.
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Homeless Shelters Face High COVID-19 Risks
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-09
The CDC has recommended steps that homeless shelters should take to prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission after studying outbreaks at several facilities across the United States.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

We're Working to Safeguard Our Democracy and Our Health
Dale Ho | aclu.org | 2020-06-09
No one should have to choose between their health and their vote, but during the Wisconsin primary, an estimated 19,000 Milwaukeeans were forced to risk their health to cast their primary ballots. More than 50 Milwaukee County voters have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and were identified as having been infectious or infected at the time of voting; more than half of them had no other known po…
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FROM THE FIELD: The UN's mission to transform agriculture, for people and planet
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
How can agriculture become better able to resist major international shocks such as climate change, and health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic?>…
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Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again
Joe Sims | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump's use of military force in D.C.'s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis. The pandemic, along with the uprising against racist violence, has …
peoplesworld.org/article/keep-marching-f…

Problem of external debt in the third world
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-09
There is a massive problem of external debt building up for the Third World, of which the recent Argentine debt crisis was only one manifestation. At the root of the problem is the collapse of primary commodity prices in the world market which began in April 2011. | In March and April 2020, this fall of course has been precipitous, but even if we leave aside these two months, which fall within the pandemic period, we find that between April 2011 and December 2019, there has been a 38% fall in the All Commodity Price Index prepared by the International Monetary Fund or IMF (base 2016). | Since a large number of…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/09/problem-o…

We Need a Universal Basic Income Now and After COVID-19
Jack Delaney | zcomm.org | 2020-06-09
In easing pandemic uncertainty and promoting a post-pandemic recovery, a permanent UBI with large investments in social programs will increase solidarity, ease poverty and stabilize a volatile market that's headed toward depression…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-need-a-universa…

Prioritizing Physician Mental Health as COVID-19 Marches On
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-09
This Medical News article is an interview with the University of New Mexico's Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, about the pandemic's mental toll on health care workers–and how they and their employers can safeguard their emotional well-being.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Justin Trudeau: Campaigning for a Seat on the UN Security Council
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-09
Justin Trudeau is campaigning aggressively for a seat on the UN Security Council. Over the past month he has called about two dozen world leaders and recently organized calls with groupings of UN ambassadors from the Americas, Africa, Arab states and Asia. Just prior to the pandemic the PM attended the African Union Summit in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/justin-trudea…

New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
Even as countries buckle under the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the links between gender inequality and crisis, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict.
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Act now to avert COVID-19 global food emergency: Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
Although the COVID-19 pandemic could push nearly 50 million more people into extreme poverty, this and other dire impacts of the crisis can be avoided if countries act immediately to shore up global food security, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday.
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Viral video forces police to back down in Buffalo, N.Y
| workers.org | 2020-06-09
By Victor Enrique June 7

A Pipelineistan Fable for Our Times
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Once upon a time in Pipelineistan, tales of woe were the norm. Shattered dreams littered the chessboard

China suspends debt repayment for 77 developing nations, regions
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-09
China has announced the suspension of debt repayment for 77 developing countries and regions as the nation is working with other G20 members to carry out the G20 debt relief initiative for low-income countries, Chinese officials said at a press briefing at the State Council Information Office on Sunday.
mronline.org/2020/06/09/china-suspends-d…

National Guard Soldier Who Deployed to DC Identified as Neo-Nazi
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-09
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Radical Reforms: Disbanding Police Forces in the US
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
"I've been saying for the last several years … American policing is at a crossroads."

The Health Risks of 5G Radiofrequency Radiation Technology
Prof. Tom Butler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Inroduction | This short critical review explores the findings of extant research on the health risks posed by 5G technologies that emit radiofrequency radiation (RFR)1. It also provides evidence that the processes by which policy decisions have been made concerning the …
globalresearch.ca/review-health-risks-ra…

The Victims of MH17 Deserve More than the Shoddy Lies Perpetrated by Politicians and Media
James ONeill | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The ABCs Insider program broadcast each Sunday morning is one of the ABCs most watched and most important programs. The three guests are drawn from the country's mainstream media outlets. This is perhaps itself a limitation considering the broad range …
globalresearch.ca/victims-mh17-deserve-m…

The Use of of Damaging Dicamba Pesticides on Farmers in America

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
On June 3 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the new over-the-top use registrations of dicamba formulations XtendiMax, FeXapan, and Engenia are null and void, effective immediately. The ruling was crystal clear: These pesticides can …
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US Dollar Cycle Points to New All-time Highs for Gold
Hubert Moolman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The US Dollar index is not a true measure of value of the US dollar. It just tracks an "exchange rate" between the US dollar and a basket of significant fiat currencies. | For a true measure of value of the …
globalresearch.ca/us-dollar-cycle-points…

Deutsche Bank Close to Bankruptcy
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
It seems that collapse of the institution would destroy global financial system. | Deutsche Bank, one of Europe's largest banks, recently asked hundreds of its managers to voluntarily renounce receiving their monthly salaries, complying with the bank's program to try to …
globalresearch.ca/deutsche-bank-bankrupt…

The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
June 2, 1967, was a tense day at the Israeli army headquarters in Tel Aviv. For weeks, IDF generals had been pushing the government to initiate a war and the atmosphere was tense. Israel's Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, …
globalresearch.ca/six-day-war-myth-israe…

Shutdowns stopped 60 million Covid-19 infections in the U.S., new research finds
Jordan Davidson | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-09
The two studies provide fresh evidence that the severe economic sacrifice the COVID-19 shutdowns caused were worth it to save many millions of lives.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/09/shutdowns-…

Stephen Smith, progressive W.V. candidate, turns campaign into anti-COVID battalion
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
CHARLESTON, W. VA.–Going into the start of this year's West Virginia gubernatorial election campaign, Stephen Smith, director of a grassroots kids and families coalition for the last six years, knew what he had to do. As the progressive in the race, Smith faced two establishment candidates in the state's June 9 Democratic primary: Ben Solango …
peoplesworld.org/article/stephen-smith-p…

On the Front Lines
Sharon Johnson | progressive.org | 2020-06-09
Community health centers play a vital role in the age of COVID-19.
progressive.org/magazine/on-the-front-li…

How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2020-06-09
Che's vision to redesign medical care so that it would encompass Cuba and extend beyond its borders laid the foundation for its eclipsing US corporate medicine today…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-che-guevara-ta…

The Democratic Party Exists to Co-Opt and Kill Movements
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-09
Barack Obama made a whole political career out of this.

The Democratic Party Exists to Co-Opt and Kill Movements

Police and Their Apologists Have Already Lost the Argument
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-09
Videos have made it clear that the institution of policing in America is completely sick from coast to coast, right down to its very culture.

Police and Their Apologists Have Already Lost the Argument

Milwaukee: Families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., march with Milwaukee Alliance demanding 'Justice for Thee 3'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of June 6, over 200 people rallied on the corner of North 76th and West Burleigh Streets near the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa border to stand with the family of Alvin Cole, as well as members of the family of Jay Anderson, Jr. Both Cole and Anderson, along with Antonio Gonzales, were all murdered by Joseph Anthony Mensah, a member of the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD). Despite these three killings, Mensah still works for WPD. The rally was called co-organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). | Alvin Cole was killed by Officer Mensah in early F…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/8/milwaukee…

Milwaukee: Families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., march with Milwaukee Alliance demanding 'Justice for Thee 3'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of June 6, over 200 people rallied on the corner of North 76th and West Burleigh Streets near the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa border to stand with the family of Alvin Cole, as well as members of the family of Jay Anderson, Jr. Both Cole and Anderson, along with Antonio Gonzales, were all murdered by Joseph Anthony Mensah, a member of the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD). Despite these three killings, Mensah still works for WPD. The rally was called co-organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). | Alvin Cole was killed by Officer Mensah in early F…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/8/milwaukee-fam…

Che, Chez and Ross Cannard: Organic Farming, Sonoma, California
Jonah Raskin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-09
Why is it guerrilla-style farming? Because it's bucking big, corporate agriculture that relies on big machines, and that chews up and spits out workers all day long. Also because it builds soil rather than depletes it…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/che-chez-and-ross-…

Inauthentic Behavior: SouthFront is the Latest Victim of the Facebook Banhammer
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-09
The censorship of alternative media is becoming more widespread. The latest victim to fall to Facebook and YouTube's overzealous banhammer is well-known conflict watchdog website, SouthFront.
mintpressnews.com/inauthentic-behavior-s…

The Descent of America
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
Complaints about American decline have been commonplace since at least the Vietnam War era. In the late 1980s, declinism experienced an upsurge with the publication of The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, by Paul Kennedy, which warned of the dangers of imperial overstretch. Even America's putative victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold…
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Black teenager shot by white cop: The play 'Scraps' for home viewing
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-09
The Matrix Theatre Company's award-winning production of Scraps by Geraldine Inoa is now available for viewing on the company's Youtube page. In a provocative mash-up of poetry, realism, and expressionism, Scraps boldly chronicles how the family and friends of a black teenager shot by a white police officer struggle to cope in the aftermath. Set …
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New Jersey becomes the first state to add the climate crisis to their curriculum
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-09
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Trump is Not the Problem
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
The Trump-bashing among the slate of Democratic candidates for president never got beyond the occasional blurb that Trump is not the problem. An extended discussion about what this means was neither compatible with the time limit on responses in the debates nor the agenda limits of the candidates themselves. Trump's outrageous tweets and comments to…
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Turd Blossom Surfaces Again
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
Just when you thought reality-based thinking couldn't take any more hits and still stand, up pops Karl Rove

A Trip From Utopia to Distopia
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
Utopia: a place in which human society, natural conditions, etc., are so ideally perfect that there is complete contentment. Dystopia: a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. You can't get much further away from the news than on the north shore of Montana's largest water body, Fort Peck Lake. While cattle and bison…
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End Police, With the Utmost Respect for Farmers
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-09
End Police, With the Utmost Respect for Farmers Perhaps you won't believe it Incredulous as you are But my father's father fought In the army of the Tsar In 1916 he deserted And would've been caught, and shot Lucky for us, though, Before they could get him The empire vanished

Six PKK/KCK suspects arrested in southern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Turkish police have arrested six people for their alleged links to the PKK/KCK terror group, security sources said on Tuesday.As part of an investigation launched by prosecutors in the southern Mersin province, arrest warrants were issued for nine people for their alleged involvement in the so-called youth camp of the terror group, the office of provincial prosecutors said in a written statement.The suspects were rounded up in operation conducted by the local gendarmerie forces, while remaining three suspects are wanted.Many digital materials and documents related to the terror group were seized in the searches a…
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Senior YPG/PKK terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Turkish security forces "neutralized" a wanted terrorist in the eastern province of Elazig, the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.The operation by security forces neutralized at least two terrorists, including Salih Ekinci, a terrorist responsible for martyring Turkish security forces.He was in charge for the so-called "Amed" province's "Ape Musa" region in Elazig."Terrorist Salih Ekinci was among those responsible for a terrorist attack carried out by YPG/PKK on March 19, 2018, martyring one soldier and one village guard along the Diyarbakir-Hani-Topcular highway," said a ministry statement.Ekinci, codenamed "
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Turkey arrests 86 FETàñ terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Turkish police on Tuesday arrested at least 86 people in two separate probes for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup.Istanbul prosecutors said the arrests came after they issued warrants for 44 suspects, including active-duty members of the Turkish Armed Forces and other professions, after they were found to be using payphones to stay in touch with terror affiliates.A prosecutors' statement said that in another investigation, prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 114 suspects, including 21 on active duty.Seeking the total 158 suspec…
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Turkish charities send 3 truckloads of aid to Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Three truckloads of humanitarian aid gathered by various charity association in Turkey were sent Tuesday to vulnerable people in war-torn Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.Several relief organizations and benefactors collaborated to prepare the humanitarian aid which included water, flour and dry food.The trucks carrying supplies arrived in Turkey's southern Hatay province to be transferred to Idlib.The aid will be distributed among residents of rural areas in Idlib.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the…
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Turkish FM hails World Accreditation Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Mevlut Cavusoglu in a statement said there are a range of sectors such as food, tourism, environment and technology which benefit from accreditation policies.Technical troubles in global trade, he said, have been overcome due to accreditation services, which proved their worth during the coronavirus outbreak with evaluation of masks and protective equipment.Referring to the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK), Cavusoglu said the organization is a source of confidence both for Turkey and the region.TURKAK, he said, quickly adapted itself to the latest requirements amid the pandemic, and played its role in increa…
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Global economy to diminish by about 5.2%: World Bank
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
The World Bank on late Monday predicted the global economy will diminish by about 5.2% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, indicating it one of the four most severe downturns in 150 years."In all, the pandemic is expected to plunge a majority of countries into recession this year, with per capita output contracting in the largest fraction of countries since 1870," the bank said in its June report.The report indicated that advanced economies are expected to shrink by 7% in 2020.As for China, the country's economy is projected to slow to 1% in 2020

Robot built for Japan's ageing workforce finds coronavirus role
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Mira Robotics developed its "ugo" robot to reinforce greying Japan's shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese startup is offering its machine as a tool in the fight against the outbreak, the company's CEO said."The coronavirus has created a need for robots because they can reduce direct contact between people," Ken Matsui told Reuters at his company's workshop in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. "We've had inquiries from overseas, including from Singapore and France."The latest feature of the remote-controlled or so-called avatar robot is a hand attachment that uses ultraviolet light to kill…
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Cornflakes for lunch! German parents say open school before mum goes nuts
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Manage a global team of 3,500 people? No problem, says Katrin Lehmann, head of customer innovation and maintenance at German business software company SAP.Do it while looking after four kids, including home schooling 10-year-old Benno? It almost finished her off."I was going nuts," she said. "All of them eat different things and they all complain, whatever you do. I said, right: cornflakes for lunch."Germany experienced far lower death rates than other large European countries from the coronavirus, and has been quicker than many to begin easing lockdown measures. But schools have been slow to reopen, and working…
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Turkey brings back over 300 citizens from Canada
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Turkey on Tuesday brought back 301 citizens stranded in Canada due to the coronavirus lockdown as part of the country's ongoing evacuation efforts.A Turkish Airlines flight conducted the fourth repatriation flight from Canada.The plane from Toronto Pearson International Airport safely landed at Istanbul Airport at 12.25 p.m. local time (0925GMT).The citizens were carried to the terminal by buses, and their temperatures were taken there.Observing the social distancing rules, the passengers filled special information forms, and after passing passport controls, they received their luggage and left the airport.The Tu…
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Lockdowns prevented 3.1 million deaths in Europe: Study
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Two months of lockdown measures across Europe have saved 3.1 million lives in Europe, according to a new study.According to the study conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, strict measures, such as school closures, in 11 European countries played a significant role in slowing the pandemic.In the study, published in the journal Nature, the scientists analyzed data from 11 countries

Turkish Airlines remains top brand in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines remained to be the most valuable brand in the country in 2020, according to a leading London-based independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy firm on Tuesday.The carrier's brand value increased to $1.98 billion in 2020, versus $1.73 billion in 2019, according to the 14th edition of Brand Finance's Turkey 100 report.Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines currently has a fleet of some 350 aircraft flying to around 320 worldwide destinations, except during the pandemic period.The state-lender Ziraat and private-lender Garanti fo…
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Pangolin scales removed from Chinese medicine list
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
China removed the pangolin scales from an official 2020 list of traditional medicines as part of efforts to protect the population of the world's most-trafficked mammal in the wild, local media reported on Tuesday.Following Friday's move of upgrading the protection level of the pangolin, China took another step towards the pangolin or its original Malay name "pengguling," which is seen as "positive signal" and believed to eradicate one of the most dangerous threats to pangolins, the Global Times daily reported."The latest version of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 does not include pangolins, which means the ma…
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Iraq confirms full commitment to new OPEC oil deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Iraq has confirmed its full commitment to the new agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC nations who will continue curbing their crude productions for an additional month, OPEC said in a statement on Tuesday.Iraq's Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael confirmed in a phone call with Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman his country's full commitment to the decisions taken by OPEC nations last Saturday, according to the statement.The two ministers discussed the current conditions and recent oil market developments, and the efforts undertaken by the 23-member nations of OPEC to restore balan…
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Armed group halts production at Libya's largest oilfield
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, was forced to stop production on Tuesday as an armed group stormed the facility, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said."This is a criminal act that amounts to treachery against the Libyan people and national economy as the closure will cause the public treasury more losses," NOC said in a statement.On Sunday, El-Sharara oilfield resumed production after a months-long hiatus.On Jan. 17, warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia closed Az-Zuwaytinah port, claiming that oil revenues were being used by the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord.El-Sharara…
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Israeli annexation plan 'very dangerous': Russia
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-09
Israel's "dangerous" plans to annex Palestinian territories could provoke further discontent and violence, dooming prospects for a two-state solution, warned a top Russian diplomat on Tuesday.In the near future the new coalition government of Israel "may begin practical steps" to implement its stated plans to annex Palestinian territories, said Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia's deputy foreign minister."We believe that such a development would be very dangerous. We agree with the assessments and warnings in this regard, which are reflected in the latest decisions of the Arab League on this issue."The Arab League has cond…
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Niente sovranità economica senza quella politica
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Si discute attualmente su quanti e quali finanziamenti l'Italia riceverà dall'Unione europea e a quali condizioni. Da Bruxelles arrivano messaggi tranquillizzanti. Ma poiché tali finanziamenti saranno forniti per la maggior parte sotto forma di prestiti, diversi economisti avvertono che c'è …
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Nà£o há soberania económia se nà£o existir soberania política
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Actualmente, discute-se quanto e que financiamento a Itália receberá da Unià£o Europeia e sob que condiàßàµes. Chegam mensagens tranquilizadoras de Bruxelas. Mas como tais financiamentos serà£o concedidos em grande parte, sob a forma de empréstimos, vários economistas alertam que existe …
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Niente sovranità economica senza quella politica
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Si discute attualmente su quanti e quali finanziamenti l'Italia riceverà dall'Unione europea e a quali condizioni. Da Bruxelles arrivano messaggi tranquillizzanti. Ma poiché tali finanziamenti saranno forniti per la maggior parte sotto forma di prestiti, diversi economisti avvertono che c'è …
globalresearch.ca/niente-sovranita-econo…

Can the Russian Health Care System Cope With the Coronavirus?
Estelle Levresse | thenation.com | 2020-06-09
Can the Russian Health Care System Cope With the Coronavirus?
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Harry Dodge's 'My Meteorite' Is Like a Wonderful Sculpture
Taliah Mancini | thenation.com | 2020-06-09
Harry Dodge's 'My Meteorite' Is Like a Wonderful Sculpture…
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German Pesticide and Chemical Co's gets £1bn UK bailout despite mammoth dividend plan
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-09
By Zach Boren: Chemicals manufacturers BASF and Bayer have been given enormous payouts of Covid-19 support cash from the British government just weeks after announcing plans to distribute billions to shareholders in dividends. The world's largest chemicals company BASF, which makes agricultural, industrial and automotive products at its eight UK plants, has received £1 billion …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/german-pesticide-and-chemical-cos-gets-1bn-uk-bailout-despite-mammoth-dividend-plan/

No-win: Britain's Inevitable International Car Crash
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
Leaving aside personal political allegiances for one moment, it should not be forgotten that without doubt, the cabinet run by Boris Johnson is the least experienced to lead the country, probably since the first Labour party win in 1924. It …
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Grenfell Inquiry plans to resume on 6 July
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is planning to resume in four weeks, officials have said.The second phase of the investigation into the disaster was halted on 16 March by chair Martin Moore-Bick as the coronavirus pandemic hit. The third anniversary of the fire, which happened on 14 June 2017, takes place this Sunday.At least one panel member fell ill with suspected Covid-19, and there were concerns over the safety of other participants.Martin Moore-Bick (Stefan Rousseau/PA)6 July is now the intended date for hearings to resume, with limited numbers of people in the room, the inquiry said on Tuesday.In a…
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As domestic violence rises during coronavirus lockdown, India deserves a special focus
Amira Khan | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
Trigger warning: this article mentions cases of sexual violence that may cause some readers distress. | Women around the world have been suffering from an increase in domestic violence during coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic lockdowns. And this seems to be the case in India, where around a third of women have reportedly experienced such violence in their lives. Indeed, a 2018 pol…
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Public health expert who slammed government coronavirus response speaks out against antisemitism attacks
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
A public health expert has come under attack, accused of "radical leftism" and antisemitism. | Professor John Ashton was chair of the UK Public Health Association and was north west regional director of public health between 1993 and 2006. He made a number of high profile media appearances earlier in the year, including interviews on Newsnight, Panorama, and as a panelist on Question Time. Ashton was highly critical of the Conservative go…
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Minister forced to backtrack on care homes policy claims
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
A minister has become embroiled in a row after apparently saying that policies blamed for the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes were based on scientific advice. | The movement of elderly patients into residential care without testing them for coronavirus in order to free up hospital beds has been blamed for the high death toll in care homes

Nature-friendly farming delivers for wildlife, climate and profits, charity says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-09
Nature-friendly farming can deliver for wildlife, carbon storage and profits, the National Trust has said after an audit of a farm run by the conservation charity.Wimpole Home Farm is a 1,419-acre mixed arable and livestock farm near Cambridge, which has been run using organic, wildlife friendly and sustainable farming methods for the past 12 years, the Trust said.A full "health check" of Wimpole's wildlife and how it is storing carbon has revealed benefits for the environment, as well as public access through a network of footpaths and financial returns from growing food, the charity said.The findings are publis…
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The COVID-19 War in Japan: Is National Face-Saving More Important than the People's Lives?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The performance of Shinzo Abe in the war against the corona virus has been less than poor. | Abe is blamed for having put the policy priority to the Olympics and Abenomics over human life. | The Japanese people have the legendary …
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Selected Articles: Censorship and Injustice Amid COVID-19
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The COVID-19 War in Japan: Is National Face-Saving More Important than the People's Lives? | By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, June 09, 2020 | The bad choice of policy priority was shown with the arrival of the cruiser Diamond Princess on …
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Liberal Leaders Aiding and Abetting Rioters Just the Latest Campaign Strategy to Usurp Trump
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-09
In a fractious election year that has already witnessed Russiagate, impeachment and a pandemic, Americans are now forced to contend with the malignant scourge of rioting and looting following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white cop. Now, many Democrats seem content to the let the whole house burn down to achieve some sort of twisted justice . | To get a true sense of the mob mentality that is now leading the United States straight to the abyss, you could do no worse than a visit to the nation's embattled capital. There, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser recently evicted 1,200 members of the…
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The Pentagon's Battle Space Is Expanding
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-09
On 1 June the US Air Force Times reported that two B-1B Lancer nuclear bombers based in South Dakota had just completed a "long-range training flight" to the Black Sea during which they carried out manoeuvres to practice using "a long-range missile designed to target and destroy enemy ships." This deployment was "especially important to prepare B-1 crews to counter new and emerging threats and to be ready for a conflict against a major power, as outlined in…
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Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-09
Somalia's brutal arid landscape and unfortunate colonial borders keep the nation a dry well packed powder keg waiting for the next spark.
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Food Not Bombs 40th Anniversary – Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
Interview with Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, on the on-going struggle to feed and house the unhoused people of Santa Cruz, California during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally broadcast on "Transformation Highway" on KZSC, 88.1 FM.
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George Floyd's murderer, Derek Chauvin's June 8 court date
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
George Floyd's Murderer, Derek Chauvin:…
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"I Can't Breath" ILWU 10 & 34 Speak Out About Lynching of George Floyd & Action
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
ILWU 10 president Trent Willis & ILWU 34 president Keith Shanklin talk about the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racist attacks on longshore workers and their families. They also discuss the shutdown of West Coast docks on Juneteenth June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of Blacks and the fight today.
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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 | 2020-06-09
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…
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UPRISING: The Democratic Party Exists To Co-Opt & Kill Authentic Change
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
Watch them. Watch Democrats and their allied media and corporate institutions try to sell the public a bunch of words and a smattering of feeble, impotent legislation to mollify the masses, without ever giving the people the real changes that they actually need.
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Budget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass
Name of the Game Is Money | indybay.org | 2020-06-09
On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station.
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"Stick to Sports" Has Gone by the Wayside on Right-Leaning Sports Talk Radio
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-09
Donald Trump's near-frantic desire to reopen the national economy in order to salvage his reelection hopes has been about as subtle as an earthquake in a nail gun factory. He has found support for this push from within his voter base, from certain portions of the business community, and from conservative governors in less-populated states where COVID-19 has not (yet) done substantial damage. | It is a high-risk gamble fraught with lethal consequences that are already being felt. While cities li…
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Imperial and France's CNRS expand partnership with joint PhDs and data projects
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-09
Imperial and France's CNRS have further strengthened their links by announcing new joint PhD projects and the first awards of a big data seed fund.
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MP calls on intelligence min. to pursue perpetrators of martyr Soleimani's assassination
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
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Rouhani stresses expansion of economic coop. with Kyrgyzstan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
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Iran records 2,095 new COVID-19 infections, 74 deaths
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

Belarus congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

All Iranian soldiers ready for self-sacrifice to preserve security
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

Police confiscate 265 kg illicit drugs in central Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

5.7-Richter quake jolts southern Fars province
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

Iran's re-export of fishery products to EU kicks off despite US sanctions
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

Iranian coppersmith from North Khorasan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
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Hashd al-Sha'abi foils ISIL attack on Iraqi oil facility
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

Hassan Nasrallah condoles demise of Abdullah Shallah
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA)

World Oceans Day: get united to protect precious waterbodies
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-09
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Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes | June 13·µó ∞ 2020
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Over the past two weeks as Minneapolis and the rest of country have erupted in outrage over the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement–a spark which has ignited the collective experience of police terror across America going back as far as the institution of police has existed here–we have seen law enforcement double down on their crimes. As authorities dragged their feet to charge the four officers responsible for killing George Floyd, demonstrations have been met with su…
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Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes | June 13·µó ∞ 2020
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Over the past two weeks as Minneapolis and the rest of country have erupted in outrage over the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement–a spark which has ignited the collective experience of police terror across America going back as far as the institution of police has existed here–we have seen law enforcement double down on their crimes. As authorities dragged their feet to charge the four officers responsible for killing George Floyd, demonstrations have been met with su…
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Debt Strike Needed As Debt Collectors Keep Coming After Millions Of People
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
Over the past couple decades, Capital One, Lugo's pursuer, helped lead the way in transforming the nation's local courts into collection machines. As recently as the 1990s, these courts conformed to the picture most people have in their heads, primarily working as a venue where a judge resolved disputes between two sides represented by a lawyer. Now the most common type of case is debt collection, a recent Pew Charitable Trusts report found. Lining up against debtors who are almost never represented by an attorney, debt collection companies win millions of court judgments each year, which then allow them to seize…
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The Rest Of The World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-09
U.S. officials, whether Democrat or Republican, pretend that only other countries violate human rights. Every year, the State Department issues a report on worldwide human rights with the heaviest criticism aimed at enemies du jour such as China, Russia, and Iran. | Human rights, as defined by U.S. officials, include freedom of the press, maintaining an independent judiciary, and civil rights. But most of the world, the United Nations included, goes further, saying human rights include the right to a job, health care, and housing, among other things. | Not surprisingly, U.S. leaders never mention authoritative in…
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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

No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad
Ajamu Baraka | commondreams.org | 2020-06-08
The ruling class is befuddled and confused about how to respond to the ongoing street demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. (Photo: EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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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 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…

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 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.
mronline.org/2020/06/08/the-u-s-rebellio…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/houston-p…

Arresting Justice: Victimizing the Victimizers Won't End the Policing Crisis
Paul M. Renfro | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-08
In the wake of the brutal slayings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, demonstrators nationwide and throughout the world have trained their anger on racialized police brutality and state violence, more broadly. While many have expressed support for decarceration, abolition, and cuts to police budgets, some of these same activists and commentators have petitioned for the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.
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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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Tens of thousands continue UK protests against racism and police brutality
wsws.org | 2020-06-08
More than 100,000 people across Britain continued to protest the death of George Floyd over the weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/08/pruk…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/7/houston-prote…

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-endless-war-co…

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…

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 …
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Boris Johnson Says Protesters Who Engage in Vandalism Will 'Face Full Force of Law'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-08
A wave of protests against racial inequality and police brutality has swept through the United Kingdom over the death of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, with instances of police officers attacked and historic monuments vandalised by protesters.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006081079559911-bo…

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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Former cop Derek Chauvin appears in court over George Floyd's murder, with bail set at $1.25mn
rt.com | 2020-06-08
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has appeared in court for the first time over the death. Floyd's killing while in police custody sparked widespread protests against police brutality. | Derek Chauvin appeared at the short hearing at Hennepin County District Court via video link, and the judge set bail at $1.25 million without conditions or $1 million with conditions. According to the terms outlined, if posting the lower bail amount, Chauvin would have to avoid contact with Floyd's family, and refrain from handling firearms and conducting any police work. | Derek Cha…
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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…
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/challenging-authority-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/fbi-launches-open-atta…

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-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/russian-diplomats-expe…

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…

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…
thealtworld.com/vanessa_beeley/dr-boutha…

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…

Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-08
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is basking in the popularity of his meticulous Covid-19 news briefings and simultaneously predicting a pandemic-driven $61 billion state deficit over four years. Astonishingly, the Governor electronically rebates an existing tiny stock transfer sales tax back to Wall Street. This stock transfer sales tax, bringing in an estimated 13 to…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/08/governor-cuo…

Rahm Emanuel, the Worst Man for the Moment
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-06-08
The American Prospect See article on original site "The moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism. To deal with the growing economic inequity that exists in our nation, to deal with the denial of the promise of this nation." No, that was not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren speaking–it …
cepr.net/rahm-emanuel-the-worst-man-for-…

80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-08
"When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/08/80-lawm…

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 …
imemc.org/article/wafa-israel-committed-…

Decolonise our future
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-06-08
OpenDemocracy See article on original site Biological and climate emergency is a reality, but there is no justice in how its causes and consequences are divided up between the Global North and the Global South. The median person in the US consumes 44 million calories per day. The human body requires intake of 2 thousand …
cepr.net/decolonise-our-future/

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…

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…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/07/colectivo-emb…

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…

"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…

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",…
thealtworld.com/andrew_korybko/you-can-b…

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…

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…

Trump's Path to Historical Ignominy
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 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…
thealtworld.com/wayne_madsen/trumps-path…

Amazon workers declare support for mass protests as management imposes pay cut
wsws.org | 2020-06-08
Amazon workers expressed solidarity with the protests, even as the company, which provides facial recognition software to police departments, feigned concern over racism and inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/08/amaz…

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…

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…

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…

Police killing of Giovanni López sparks protests, political crisis in Mexico
wsws.org | 2020-06-08
Protests broke out in Guadalajara and Mexico City after footage surfaced of the brutal arrest of López, who died of his wounds the next day, for not wearing a COVID-19 facemask.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/08/mexi…