Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

2020-06-10: News Headlines

_____ (2020-06-11). Trump agitates to restart the global nuclear arms race. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Time Magazine says Donald Trump is both "dangerous, impatient and foolish." EuroNews says Trump — "is a grave danger to the US and the world." The 2017 book entitled — The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, contains the essays from 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals describing the "clear and present …

_____ (2020-06-11). Johnson's approval rating plummets as Britain hits worst C-19 death per million in the world. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: As of June 9th, a YouGov tracker has seen the approval rating of the governments' handling of the Covid crisis plummet. About half (49%) of the population disapprove to the question — "Do you approve or disapprove of the Government's record to date?" As a result, half of the country (50% exactly) now …

Medea Benjamin (2020-06-10). Defund the Police, Defund the Military. zcomm.org Together we must seize this moment to move from incremental reform to real systemic change, not just within the U.S. but throughout the racist, neocolonial world that is policed by the U.S. military…

Jesse Jackson (2020-06-10). #DefundThePolice and more: An agenda for real reform. peoplesworld.org As the worldwide demonstrations continue two weeks after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, the question is whether outrage will lead to real reforms. Fundamental reforms would begin with ending the "qualified immunity" of police, curbing the militarization of police forces, transferring funds and functions to social agencies, imposing residency requirements, and …

John W. Whitehead (2020-06-10). A Nation in Turmoil. Elections Looming. The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces. globalresearch.ca "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."— George Santayana | Watch and see: this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get

Robert Fantina (2020-06-10). Still Protesting After All These Years. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday, June 4, I joined thousands of marchers in Kitchener, Ontario, the town in which I live, to protest racism and police brutality. I have, in the last few years, participated in local events in support of Palestinian self-determination …

William Hawes (2020-06-10). Abolish the Police, Abolish the Military, Abolish ICE: Dismantle Systems of Oppression. globalresearch.ca In this crucial moment, all of us who desire change should begin to think very carefully about a unified message and a coherent, organizing principle in the fight against endemic racism and police brutality in this country. I believe the …

news.un (2020-06-10). Rights experts condemn use of force against journalists covering US protests. news.un.org Journalists covering ongoing protests denouncing systemic racism and police brutality in the United States must be able to do their job in peace, two experts on the right to freedom of expression said on Wednesday.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-10). The Corruption of Science. The Hydroxychloroquine Lancet Study Scandal. Who Was Behind It? Anthony Fauci's Intent To Block HCQ on Behalf of Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca

news.un (2020-06-10). Sudan: Indicted war crimes suspects must be brought to justice — ICC prosecutor. news.un.org Buoyed by the surrender of a key Darfur war crimes suspect, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging the Security Council to press Sudan to do more to bring other indicted persons — including ex-president Omar Al-Bashir — to justice.

F. William Engdahl (2020-06-10). Now Comes the Davos Global Economy "Great Reset". What Happens After the Covid-19 Pandemic? globalresearch.ca For those wondering what will come after the Covid19 pandemic has successfully all but shut down the entire world economy, spreading the worst depression since the 1930s, the leaders of the premier globalization NGO, Davos World Economic Forum, have just …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-10). Suppressing the Truth, Sustaining The Lie. Censorship is the "New Normal" in America. globalresearch.ca Censorship is the new normal in the US. They're increasingly threatening speech, press, and academic freedoms — how all police states operate. | Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others, along with establishment media, are complicit with a campaign to suppress …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-10). Trump Regime Wants 84 Million Iranians Ill-Nourished and Starved. globalresearch.ca Trump regime hardliners want imports of food, medicines, medical equipment, and other humanitarian goods blocked from entering Iran. | They want the world community going along with a high crime against humanity on the Iranian people. | They want them denied treatment …

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-10). Militarized Police, A Gift from Israel? globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Afghanistan: US Troops Drawdown Depends On Taliban Commitment. telesurenglish.net U.S. troops still won't perform a complete withdraw from Afghanistan as the Taliban has not yet met the conditions required to it, commander for the Middle East Gen. Frank McKenzie said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Even when there are supposedly less than 9000 soldiers in the Middle East country and, as reported by Mckenzie, 8,600 of them could return to the U.S in July, the drawdown is subject to a very specific condition, in order to preserve…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-10). Palestine Bleeds: Israel's Execution of an Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm. mintpressnews.com In recent years, the Israeli army has upgraded its code of conduct, adopting a shoot-to-kill policy of any Palestinian they suspect of attempting to harm Israeli occupation soldiers, even when the alleged Palestinian 'attacker' is no longer posing a threat.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-10). The Corona "Global False Alarm", the Campaign against Racism and Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca "The media is the most powerful entity on earth. Because they control the minds of the masses, they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power…If you're not careful, the newspapers …

Zero Hedge (2020-06-10). Virus Contact-Tracing for All — Singaporeans to be Tracked by Gov't in Post-COVID World. globalresearch.ca Singapore is on the cusp of rolling out a mandatory COVID-19 tracing program that will identify people who had come in contact with virus carriers. The program will distribute tiny microchips to all 5.7 million residents, in what will be …

LaLa B Holston-Zannell (2020-06-10). Sex Work is Real Work, and it's Time to Treat it That Way. aclu.org Sex workers aren't always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or

Staff (2020-06-10). Noam Chomsky: Amid Protests and Pandemic, Trump's Priority Is Protecting Profits. truthout.org Many years ago, social scientist Bertram Gross saw "friendly fascism" — an insidious authoritarianism that denies democratic rights for corporate ends without the overt appearance of dictatorship — as a possible political future of the United States. | Today, that future has arrived. Donald Trump has not only consolidated the integration between Big Business and government, but now, with the country in the grip of some of the biggest protests in more than half a century, he is ac…

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-10). Amid Protests and Pandemic, Trump's Priority Is Protecting Profits. zcomm.org The power of the masters is indeed fragile. It can be restricted, even overturned, by a public dedicated to different goals. But that requires organization.

Staff (2020-06-10). Headlines for June 10, 2020. democracynow.org George Floyd Laid to Rest, Two Weeks After Killing by Police Sparked Global Uprising, Coronavirus Cases Surge in States That Eased Lockdowns Two Weeks Ago, Georgia Election "Catastrophe" Disproportionately Affects Voters of Color, Protesters Topple Monuments to Slave Traders, Racists and Mass Murderers, Seattle Protesters Take Over City Hall as Calls Grow to Defund Police, New York State Will No Longer Hide Disciplinary Records of Police Officers, Phoenix Protests Demand Justice for Dion Johnson, Black Man Fatally Shot by State Trooper, Minneapolis Police Admit to Slashing Tires of Parked Vehicles During Recent G…

Staff (2020-06-10). "Out of Options in Terms of Reform": Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the Racist History of Police in U.S. democracynow.org Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says. "It's hard to know for sure where we're going to go from this moment, but it's clear that when we look at the history of po…

Staff (2020-06-10). "Justice Will Be Served": Family Pays Tribute to George Floyd and Demands Change at Houston Funeral. democracynow.org A private funeral was held in Houston Tuesday for George Floyd, two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer killed him by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd's death has sparked protests against police brutality and racism across the United States and around the world. We play excerpts from the funeral service and hear from Floyd's family and dignitaries.

Staff (2020-06-10). Buffalo Police Assaulted a 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist, Now Trump Is Attacking Him Too. democracynow.org We look at the story of peace activist Martin Gugino, who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pushed to the ground by a police officer in Buffalo last week — an attack captured on video that has been viewed millions of times. On Tuesday, President Trump attacked the 75-year-old activist on Twitter, suggesting he staged his fall and was "an ANTIFA provocateur," echoing baseless claims from a segment on the far-right channel One America News Network. We speak with Lu Aya, a member of the New York-based group The Peace Poets, who organized with Martin in the group Witness Against Torture. "Marti…

R. Robertson (2020-06-10). "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.

Staff (2020-06-10). Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discusses the Significance of Calls to Defund the Police. truthout.org Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says.

RT (2020-06-10). Minneapolis PD scrambles to 'reform,' distancing itself from officers' union as threat of defunding looms. rt.com The chief of police in Minneapolis has cut off talks with the police union and proposed an 'early warning' system for officer misconduct, as he struggles to save the force from a City Council determined to disband it. | Medaria Arradondo pledged a "thorough review" of the city's contract with the police, announcing on Wednesday that his department was pulling out of negotiations with the union to make major changes to how policing is done in Minneapolis. The chief promised to implement an early warning system that will allow supervisors to spot problematic conduct more quickly and hinted that changes to existi…

_____ (2020-06-10). Defund The Police, Then Abolish It. popularresistance.org The United States' powder keg of racial capitalism, searing inequality and violent policing, compounded by the state's ruinously indifferent response to a global pandemic and a sputtering economy, has finally exploded. Mass protest has shaken the country, with more than 40 cities instituting curfews and 23 states calling in a total of 17,000 National Guard troops to stamp out the uprisings. | The eruption of righteous fury pulsating around the US represents a historic moment not seen since America's last mass urban rebellions, the "long hot summer" of 1967 and the 1968 uprisings following Martin Luther King Jr.'s…

_____ (2020-06-10). How Western Media Confines US Imperialism To The Past. popularresistance.org Many of the newspapers that — years after the fact — have found the nerve to condemn past episodes of US imperialism have not yet mustered the same reproach for US intervention in Venezuela. | The present, it seems, has paralyzed their capacity for critical analysis. Despite enormous historical precedent, Western journalists fail to see that what is happening now has happened before — time and time and time again. | In some decades, they may go through the archives and profess their horror at the true nature of US foreign policy in Venezuela. But by that time, it will be far too late. As they sc…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-10). Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil. mintpressnews.com Flight logs of the Bolivian presidential jet show that on November 11, the day of the coup, the aircraft was not in La Paz or any other Bolivian airport, but flying to Brazil's capital Brasilia.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-10). "By Design" and a "Test Run for November" — Georgia Chaos Is Blueprint for November Election. mintpressnews.com Georgia is shaping up to be an unlikely battleground state in the November presidential election, and if Trump loses Georgia, his chances of overall victory are slim.

Raul Diego (2020-06-10). The Political Narrative Around the Origins of COVID-19 is Starting to Crumble. mintpressnews.com Confusing messages surrounding COVID-19's transmissibility are laying bare the factional tug of war over how to blame China for the pandemic without implicating the West.

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-10). Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth: The Establishment Can't Handle Black Lives Matter. mintpressnews.com Suddenly, workers are publicly criticizing their bosses. Politicians are backpedaling and newspapers face revolts when they are caught spreading propaganda. In Europe and the United States monuments to genocidaires are defaced and pulled down.

Dave Welsh (2020-06-10). California labor condemns police murder of George Floyd. workers.org International Longshore Workers Union leaders traveled from California to Houston to attend George Floyd's memorial service, June 8. This is big. Seemingly out of nowhere, the "silent majority" of the working class took to the streets in towns and cities across the land — in a time of COVID-19 lockdowns . . . |

Editor (2020-06-10). EDITORIAL: °Defiende a lxs resistentes y al levantamiento! workers.org °La gente se levanta, se levanta contra la violencia policial! La furia ardiente se encendió en una tormenta de fuego en todo Estados Unidos cuando la policía linchó a George Floyd en Minneapolis el 25 de mayo. Philadelphia, June 6 Inmediatamente hubo indignación pública, después de ver cómo los supremacistas . . . |

Editor (2020-06-10). FTP! Cops out of labor movement, youth in! workers.org The American Federation of Labor was founded in 1886 and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1935. The two union federations merged in 1955. For most of this time police organizations — wrongly referred to as unions — were not affiliated with the U.S. labor movement. The International Union of . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-06-10). Decades of struggle: Dallas-Fort Worth pushes back racism. workers.org By Alex Colwell and Mark Herrera Decades of struggle: Dallas-Fort Worth pushes back racism Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas June 2 — Throughout the U.S., people have been both very afraid and outraged by what is happening at this moment of crisis — whether it's the economic instability of capitalism that COVID-19 . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-10). Police terror, COVID-19 are women's issues. workers.org Justice for Breonna Taylor protest, Louisville, Ky., May 29. These slightly edited remarks were given by Monica Moorehead at a June 7 International Women's Alliance webinar: "Building our militant global women's movement to resist imperialism in the time of COVID-19." This series of International Women's Alliance webinars could not have . . . |

Sue Davis (2020-06-10). Domestic violence: 'The epidemic within the pandemic'. workers.org "My husband won't let me leave the house" has become an all-too-familiar cry for help since the mandatory lockdown was instituted in early March — not just in the United States, but all over the world. Domestic violence has become a stealth epidemic within the COVID-19 pandemic. So much so . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-06-10). Prisoner Solidarity Committee of WWP: Ôªø'NYPD's racist brutality a death sentence for protesters'. workers.org New York city cops prepare to brutally attack and arrest protestors. DE BLASIO: RELEASE ALL PROTESTERS FROM JAIL NOW! A statement of the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party June 10 — Since this statement/petition was drafted, those arrested in the New York City George Floyd protests have been . . . |

David Fields (2020-06-10). 'The Ascent': 1970s Soviet film affirms deeply human values in dangerous times. peoplesworld.org The Ascent is not the type of movie you would expect about World War II—or the Great Patriotic War, as it was known in the Soviet Union where the film was made. First, a little background: The Soviet Union generally boosted the heroics of that war in popular culture whenever possible, and for good reason. …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-10). Black Lives Matter solidarity: No Pride without justice! workers.org Fifty-one years ago cops assaulted and arrested LGBTQ2+ people — mostly Black and Latinx people — at the Stonewall Bar in New York City. That police raid and resulting queer resistance sparked three days of rebellion and ignited the modern LGBTQ2+ movement in the U.S. and around the world. Leading . . . |

RT (2020-06-10). Call Russia 'sponsor of TERROR'! Imperial-minded House Republicans urge return to Cold War footing & drastic sanctions policy. rt.com The largest House GOP caucus has released a 'national security strategy' that envisions escalating sanctions against China and Russia, more war on terrorism in the Middle East, and a Cold War-type infowar, among other things. | The 120-page It offers a laundry list of possible actions agains…

RT (2020-06-10). US hits 2 MILLION Covid-19 cases — Reuters. rt.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the US has topped two million, according to a tally maintained by Reuters. The country is by far the worst-affected in the world in terms of Covid-19 cases. | The US has reported an average of 21,000 new cases daily in June, down from 23,000-a-day in May, though the country continues to test large numbers of people. | Over 112,000 people there have died with the virus, significantly more than in any other country. | The growth in cases is being linked to some states gradually easing the lockdown restrictions that have kept most of the country at home over the la…

RT (2020-06-10). 'Our history will not be tampered with!' Trump rules out renaming US military bases named after Confederate generals. rt.com US President Donald Trump has declared opposition to renaming a dozen military bases that bear the names of Civil War generals who fought for the Confederacy, saying they are part of history and a proud military heritage. | Mentioning Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Fort Benning by name, Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the "Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage" and "history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom." | "My Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations," he added. | It has been suggested that we should rena…

RT (2020-06-10). Top EU official BACKS Twitter in fact-checking 'war' with Trump, says Europe should take same approach. rt.com Twitter has received unexpected support in its fact-checking war with US President Donald Trump. The EU Commission's vice president for values and transparency,Vera Jourova, said it has taken exactly the approach Europe needs. | Jourova, who leads the bloc's own crusade against disinformation, waded into the Trump-Twitter dispute, praising the instant messaging service for "promoting the facts" instead of taking down the president's tweets altogether. | "I support the Twitter reaction to tweets of President Trump," she said during a press conference. "They did not delete it. We all can see it. They provided fa…

Ralph Nader (2020-06-10). Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility. dissidentvoice.org The nationwide street protests following the gruesome murder of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground and choked by a Minneapolis police officer and three accomplices, were spontaneous and diverse. No leaders, charismatic or otherwise put out the call for people to turn out in the face of militarized police legions. It was a wondrous …

Bernie Sanders (2020-06-10). Bernie Sanders Is Not Done Fighting. zcomm.org When you break it down to what we are fighting for, it turns out that a lot of what we're fighting for already exists in other countries on earth…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Dominican Republic: Police Put Down Anti-Racism Protest. telesurenglish.net Dominican Republic's Santo Domingo conservative organizations and police Tuesday confronted anti-racism activists who claimed justice for George Floyd in a demonstration. | RELATED: | "Those nationalists came and threw themselves at us and the police, instead of taking the attitude of protecting us, what they did was to stop us," said Reconocido (recognized) non-governmental organization leader Ana Maria Belique. | Reconocido…

Staff (2020-06-10). We Won't Win the Climate Fight Without Youth Leadership. truthout.org Jamie Margolin, 18, youth climate lawsuit litigant and founder of youth-led climate activist group By noon on a typical day in school, as Margolin chronicles in her guide for youth activists,

_____ (2020-06-10). The Police Have Been Spying On Black Reporters And Activists for Years. popularresistance.org On Aug. 20, 2018, the first day of a federal police surveillance trial, I discovered that the Memphis Police Department was spying on me. | The ACLU of Tennessee had sued the MPD, alleging that the department was in violation of a 1978 consent decree barring surveillance of residents for political purposes. One of the first witnesses called to the stand: Sgt. Timothy Reynolds, who is white. To get intel on activists and organizers, including those in the Black Lives Matter movement, he'd posed on Facebook as a "man of color," befriending people and trying to infiltrate closed circles.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-10). Palestinian authority hints at declaration of sovereign state if Israel continues with annexation plan. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shatyyeh reiterated PA's rejection of the so-called Peace Plan proposed by US president Donald Trump, and said that the PA has devised a counterproposal…

Fight Back (2020-06-10). Tampa Bay students lead rally for community control of the police, justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On Monday, June 8, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC) led a crowd of around 500 on a march through the historic neighborhood of Ybor City to demand community control of the police in the Tampa Bay Area. The march ended at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) building, where protesters demanded charges be dropped for the hundreds of protesters arrested by HCSO over recent weeks. | Elizabeth Kramer, an organizer with TBCAC, stated, "The vast majority of arrested protesters have been completely peaceful, and the manner in which HC…

_____ (2020-06-10). America's Forever Wars Have Come Home. popularresistance.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

Johanna Ross (2020-06-10). Rewriting History: The Problem with Toppling Our Monuments. globalresearch.ca On Sunday a statue to the 19th century English merchant Edward Colston was seized from its pedestal and violently hurled into Bristol harbour by a group of protestors demonstrating as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. The incident has …

Charlotte Dennett (2020-06-10). Another Brewing Scandal: Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America's Oil War in Yemen. globalresearch.ca George Floyd by police, followed by the president's calls for military intervention against protestors, are causing words like "dictatorship," "authoritarianism," and even "fascism" to become part of the national discourse. But the president has been dismantling …

Peter Crowley (2020-06-10). 2014-16 vs Today: What Made the Mass BLM Protests Today So Much Larger than Five Years Ago? counterpunch.org As protests continue to mount over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, what has turned the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014-2016 into mass protests today? Has the zeitgeist shift so much in the past five years? Did people truly started to realize that the police have unchecked power

teleSUR (2020-06-10). US Navy to Bar Confederate Flags From Ships, Aircraft, Bases. telesurenglish.net The United States Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships, and aircraft it was announced Tuesday, as the military and the country grapples with questions about racial inequality. | RELATED: | The Navy made the move amid protests across the U.S. and other countries sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed on May 25 after four white police…

Eoin Higgins (2020-06-10). Seattle Protesters Occupy 6-Block 'Autonomous Zone' Around Police Precinct. theantimedia.com "We cannot have a pacified movement."

Massoud Nayeri (2020-06-10). President Trump Is Seeking Another Victim. globalresearch.ca On George Floyd final viewing day and celebration of his life (under the Democratic Party supervision), the fascistic minded President Trump is seeking another victim! He has tweeted: "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year …

_____ (2020-06-10). US protests: The challenge is how to rise above the violence inherent in state power. truepublica.org.uk By Jonathan Cook — (14-minute read): Here is one thing I can write with an unusual degree of certainty and confidence: Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin would not have been charged with the (third-degree) murder of George Floyd had the United States not been teetering on a knife edge of open revolt. Had demonstrators not turned …

Elie Mystal (2020-06-10). The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic. thenation.com The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). UN dispatches 57 trucks carrying aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com The UN on Wednesday dispatched a total of 57 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for needy people in Idlib city of northwestern Syria.Truckloads of supplies entered the Syrian city through the Cilvegozu border crossing of Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreem…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). HBO Max pulls 'Gone with the Wind' over racist portrayals. yenisafak.com HBO Max has removed war epic film "Gone with the Wind" from its recently launched streaming service over its depiction of slavery, parent WarnerMedia said on Wednesday, joining other media companies that have pulled controversial TV shows as demand for racial sensitivity increases across the country.The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered protests in the United States against racial inequality, while also forcing companies to check deep-seated racism prevalent in popular shows and films that are deemed insensitive.ViacomCBS Inc did not renew "Cops" and Netflix Inc pulled "Little Bri…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). 'I Can't Breathe' gallery in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — The Art Bureau of Iran's Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization has launched an international cartoon exhibition on "I Can't Breathe" to show protests against racism in the US. Over 40 Iranian and foreign artists are showcasing 72 works at the event.

_____ (2020-06-10). The Roots Of Violent Protest: Violent Cops. popularresistance.org You will be shocked, simply SHOCKED, to learn that after decades of researching effective methods for police response to large crowd actions, researchers have found — and you're never going to believe this — that when cops show up in military gear and get aggressive, they actually make protest violence worse! | That's one of the findings in "New Directions in Protest Policing," a 2015 paper that reviews decades upon decades of police history and the conclusions of multiple separate commissions. Police that dress like they're going to war, who try to control First Amendment expression rather than facil…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Peru Tops 200,000 COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net The number of COVID-19 cases in Peru surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, less than a month after the coronavirus caseload topped 100,000 in the country. | RELATED: | Peru: Cuban Medical Brigade Sent to Help Fight COVID-19 | A total of 1,227,691 tests for the virus have been carried out so far, with 203,736 positive cases, the health ministry said in its latest report. | The South American country has registered 5,738 deaths from the disease, representing the third-highest death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean after Brazil and Mexico. | "Out of all the people who tested positive, to date 92,929 of them have…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-10). EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya and an end to all foreign intervention. peoplesdispatch.org The statement comes even as the warring factions in the country are backed by various EU members and are supplied arms by them. The conflict in Libya has escalated over the past few weeks…

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2020-06-10). The Greek "Bail-out" Program: A Colossal Failure. globalresearch.ca Read Part I A colossal failure | If we judge the Greek program not on the basis of our own criteria, but on the basis of the goals it set itself and of its predictions, we can safely say …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-06-10). The Davos Reset 2021 Agenda of the World Economic Forum. A New Phase of Economic and Social Destruction? globalresearch.ca On June 3, 2020, as a consequence of the "global health crisis", the World Economic Forum WEF in Geneva announced a "unique twin summit" for January 2021 in Davos, Switzerland.(1) The theme should be "The Great Reset". The WEF defines …

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-10). Two Million Arab Lives Don't Matter. globalresearch.ca The hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement is astounding. BLM and its followers shout down those who insist all lives matter, regardless of race. In the BLM universe, skin pigmentation is the determinate, as it is for all racists….

Craig Murray (2020-06-10). Ultimately, All Monuments Are Ozymandias. globalresearch.ca The great philosopher John Stuart Mill probably did more than anyone to map out the proper boundaries of the individual and the state in the western model of political democracy. Furthermore, he talked not just of the state but of …

Robert Bridge (2020-06-10). Liberal Leaders Aiding and Abetting Rioters. Just the Latest Campaign Strategy to Usurp Trump. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2020-06-10). Political ABCs: The Difference Between "Cop" and "Crook", Maybe It Is Just a Badge? globalresearch.ca While it may be common knowledge that fire departments originated as private organisations to defend the interests of property insurers, it has probably been forgotten that in the US police were originally the hired gangs of landowners and merchant-industrialists. As …

Jeff Harris (2020-06-10). We Don't Need No Stinking Vaccine for COVID-19. globalresearch.ca A Glaring Omission | With the 24/7 media circus coverage of Covid-19 I find it particularly interesting that there is an obvious glaring omission of some extremely important facts relative to dealing with a virus, especially one that is allegedly so …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-06-10). Die Davos-Reset-2021-Agenda des Weltwirtschaftsforums WEF. globalresearch.ca Am 3. Juni 2020 kàºndigte das World Economic Forum WEF in Genf als Folge der ‚Äûglobalen Gesundheitskrise" fàºr Januar 2021 einen ‚Äûeinzigartigen Zwillingsgipfel" in Davos in der Schweiz an. (1) Das Thema soll lauten: ‚ÄûThe Great Reset", oder auf Deutsch …

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-10). Nine Council Members Vow to Disband Minneapolis Police. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — In an historic meeting on June 7, 2020, local elected officials promised to dismantle the scandal-ridden Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). | Time will tell whether this promise will actually be implemented, or if it was simply convenient political posturing during a popular uprising….

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Iran Urges UN to Prevent the US From Extending Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rohani Wednesday urged members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to curb U.S. attempts to extend sanctions against his country. | RELATED: | Next October, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 nuclear deal popularly known as "The Arms Embargo", will be lifted as agreed in the UNSC resolution 2231. | Currently, however, the United States does not recognize this international agre…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Dictionary Merriam-Webster to Edit 'Racism' Entry Upon Request. telesurenglish.net U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster will update its definition of the term racism after a young Black woman from Missouri contacted the editorial team saying the current definition does not reflect the oppression of black people as it should, media have reported. | RELATED: | Kennedy Mitchum, 22, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, emailed the dictionary last month, following the killing of black U.S. citizen G…

Matt Cagle (2020-06-10). Microsoft Says it Supports Racial Justice. Will it Refuse to Power Discriminatory Police Surveillance? aclu.org As major tech companies rush to claim solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, they're being rightfully called out for the ways their products and workplace conditions actively undermine the rights and safety of Black people. IBM has listened and

Daniel Ross (2020-06-10). As Amazonian wildfire season approaches, we must protect the vulnerable forest. nationofchange.org Jair Bolsonaro's aggressive deregulation and exploitation of the Amazon's resources threatens the entire planet.

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-10). Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan. imemc.org Palestinian Authority's (PA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, on Tuesday, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising of dozens of Islamic and Arab nations, will convene on Wednesday, at the foreign ministers' level over planned Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Al-Malki said in a statement, that …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-10). Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja'far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local …

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Brazil: New Arrests in Relation to Marielle Franco's Murder. telesurenglish.net The Public Prosecution Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ) Wednesday ordered the arrest of firefighter Maxwell Simoes Correa who has been accused of being involved in the murder of RELATED: | According to police investigations, Co…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Spain: Gov't Decrees Mask Use as Mandatory. telesurenglish.net Spain's government Thursday announced that mask use on public transportation and common spaces would be mandatory as a COVID-19 precautionary measure. | RELATED: | "I would like to emphasize here the mandatory use of the mask in the terms you already know, whenever a distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained," Health Minister Salvador Illa briefed in a press conference. | The norm is part of the decree-law on urgent prevent…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). India's COVID-19 Cases Surge With Nearly 10,000 New Infections. telesurenglish.net India reported Wednesday a new surge of nearly 10,000 COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth-highest in the world, as the country emerges from its lockdown. | RELATED: | The health ministry confirmed 9,985 new cases and 274 deaths in the last 24 hours. A total of 7,745 people have died from the virus. | Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and New Delhi are the worst-hit states. | The s…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Insect Decline From Pesticides Will Impact Food: Report. telesurenglish.net A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and warned of the impact that this could have on global food cultivation and ecosystems. | RELATED: | The publication entitled Insect Atlas, which comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Bà∂ll Foundation after the results found, made calls for global policies to boost the conservation of a…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Flood In Ghana's Capital Kills At Least Six People. telesurenglish.net A downpour that hit Accra, Ghana's capital, killed at least six people according to the information given by the authorities Tuesday. | RELATED: | George Ayisah, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), confirmed that the victims, a child among them, died on Tuesday in Okai-Koi North, a suburb of the capital. | The NADMO rescue team saved 300 citizens in two of the city's worst-hit a…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). 100 Cuban Doctors to Remain in Kenya Until the End of the Year. telesurenglish.net Kenya's Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe Wednesday confirmed that his country has renewed an agreement for a brigade of Cuban doctors to continue collaborating in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "We have renewed the agreement for six months, but we are planning to do it for more years. We are waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic cases to be reduced so we can travel to Cuba to have a conversation with the go…

news.un (2020-06-10). Still much to learn about new coronavirus: WHO. news.un.org Research is ongoing to determine how the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who show no symptoms of the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Wednesday.

news.un (2020-06-10). COVID-19: 'Unparalleled economic shock' threatens development hopes and gains. news.un.org As the diverse and severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the world, an "unparalleled economic shock" is putting development gains at risk, the UN chief told a meeting of high-powered business leaders on Wednesday.

news.un (2020-06-10). Throughout COVID-19 recovery, 'plummeting' clean energy costs can help climate action. news.un.org As COVID-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report published on Wednesday shows that renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever — providing an opportunity to prioritize clean energy in national economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-10). Swiss left groups intensify campaign to save jobs and public services amid pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org The Swiss Party of Labor (PST-POP) has initiated a campaign to institute a Corona Solidarity Tax to help people in distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Swiss Communist Party has sought a parliamentary initiative to legally prohibit layoffs during this period of crisis…

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-10). Victims of neoliberalism, poor countries face consequences in healthcare systems. peoplesdispatch.org Healthcare is a political choice. The statement, presented by the Dossier n ∫ 29 of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, launched on Tuesday (9), is based on the crisis scenario deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic in four countries that have suffered the effects of neoliberal governments in recent years: Brazil , Argentina, South Africa, and India. | The study depicts the way in which, during the fight against covid-19, healthcare agents are considered essential, while it is widely recognized that they are not guaranteed many rights. However, the analysis argues that such evident neglect results fr…

Jon Schwarz (2020-06-10). With Latest Lunacy, Trump Has Moved Into Nixon Territory. zcomm.org And Perhaps Beyond…

_____ (2020-06-10). Britain's government — entangled in its own corruption. truepublica.org.uk By Rob Woodward — TruePublica: Thatcherism, as it is known, was made of up of principles comprising economic, social and political ideals that described the Conservative Party that undoubtedly shaped Britain for nearly fifty years. The economic policies that came with Thatcherism really amounted to little more than deregulation. It was and still is a …

Dean Baker (2020-06-10). Ending Emergency Unemployment Insurance Supplements. cepr.net The Republicans have been working hard to ensure that the $600 weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits, which was put in place as part of the pandemic rescue package, is not extended beyond the current July 31 cutoff. They argue that we need people to return to work. They do have a point. The supplement …

Sarah Jaffe (2020-06-10). A Better Health Care System? progressive.org Despite glitches during the pandemic, the VA provides a model for the nation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Be ashamed of crying wolf over detention of an Iranian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad lashed out at United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson for his latest remarks urging the release of the detained Iranian citizen Morad Tahbaz by the Islamic Republic.

excerpt (2020-06-10). California Reparations AB 3121 – Did the Roman Catholic Church Endorse Slavery? indybay.org Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi courageously led the Congressional Leadership through a special ceremony in Emancipation Hall, Washington D.C. In the Rotunda of the California State Capitol is a celebration of Spanish State Sponsored Terrorism with the Roman Catholic Church blessing. If Restorative Justice is possible, then full and accurate consideration is essential. As the California State Legislature considers AB 3121 let courageous leadership flow from sea to shinning sea.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Repetitive motion injuries during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dear Mayo Clinic: Earlier this year, I began experiencing some pain in my right hand and wrist. I am a systems engineer and have always done a fair amount of typing at work. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am working at home and spending even more time on a keyboard. I'm finding the pain …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-10). Remote patient monitoring provides patients with comprehensive care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When patients are diagnosed with COVID-19, they are required to self-isolate until the infection is cleared, often for at least two weeks. Some of these patients will be at risk for complications. These patients need support at home in a comprehensive way. Providing that support was the goal of Mayo Clinic's Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) …

Jessica Draper, Morgan Palumbo (2020-06-10). Why Washington Keeps Lobbying for War in the Middle East. thenation.com Why Washington Keeps Lobbying for War in the Middle East…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Idlib over phone. yenisafak.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest situation in Libya and Idlib, northwestern Syria.According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the two leaders also discussed regional issues and steps to be taken in…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Turkey: 'City of gladiators' ready for visitors. yenisafak.com The ancient city of Kibyra, also known as the "city of gladiators," in southwestern Turkey is set to become a new tourist hotspot.The 2,300-year-old city is located among juniper and cedar forests in the Golhisar district of Burdur province at an altitude of 1,350 meters (4,429 feet).The town, where excavations began in 2006, fascinates visitors with its monumental buildings.It is admired by many for its magnificent 10,400-person-capacity stadium built with Roman and Byzantine architectural tradition, its odeon (music house) covered with the Medusa mosaic, the Late Roman bath, agoras, main street, theatre with a…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Turkey to reopen tourism facilities: Minister. yenisafak.com Speaking to CNN Turk, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy commented on the revival of tourism in the country."In tourism, there is no other country that has done certification better and more reliable than Turkey," the minister said.The country's main priority in this process is to resume air traffic to all countries, he added.Turkey on Wednesday reported 2,241 more recoveries, 17 deaths and 922 more cases of the coronavirus.To a question about the reopening of Hagia Sophia for worship, Ersoy said: "If the court decision comes through [to open Hagia Sophia for worship], I will not be worried about tourism, we will find a solution.

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Turkish defense company distributes aid in Pakistan. yenisafak.com Turkey's leading defense company Roketsan on Wednesday distributed food packages among 1,000 families in Pakistan through the Turkish Red Crescent.The food packages distribution event held in Rawalpindi, a city adjacent to the capital Islamabad, was attended by Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul and the country's head of the Turkish Red Crescent Carlos Camilo.The ongoing coronavirus crisis and earlier lockdown has deprived a large number of poor families and daily wage workers of their source of income in Pakistan.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Camilo said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affecte…

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Masked | gangs in Greece recorded forcing migrant boats back to Turkey. yenisafak.com Shocking photos were released by

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Saudi Arabia records 36 new virus deaths. yenisafak.com A ministry statement said 3,717 new infections and 1,615 recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours.The kingdom's confirmed cases from coronavirus now stand at 112,288, including 819 deaths, and 77,954 recoveries.The pandemic has claimed more than 411,900 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China's Wuhan city last December. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.Over 7.26 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 3.38 million people have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

yenisafak (2020-06-10). Dr. Anthony Fauci says 'worst pandemic' far from over. yenisafak.com A top US infectious disease expert has said that the coronavirus outbreak turned to be his "worst nightmare," and that the fight against its spread is far from over.Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks Tuesday during a virtual appearance at the BIO Digital health-care conference."In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world," Fauci said. "And it isn't over yet. And it's condensed in a very, very small time frame."He stressed that the pandemic is "very different" from other outbreaks such as Ebola and HIV due to its fast transmissio…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-10). Sir Dearlove Joins Anti-China Counter-Gang Operation. strategic-culture.org Former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove's

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-10). The True Plight of Black Americans. strategic-culture.org Walter E.WILLIAMS | While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called "systemic racism." Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities. | Some of the most dangerous big cities are: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia. The most common characteristic of these cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by liberal Democrats. Some cities — such as Detroit, Buffalo,…

John Malkin (2020-06-10). 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.

Repost (2020-06-10). 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 (2020-06-10). George Floyd's murderer, Derek Chauvin's June 8 court date. indybay.org George Floyd's Murderer, Derek Chauvin:…

Repost (2020-06-10). 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…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-10). "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.

C Dettwiler, U Gasche and N Ramseyer (2020-06-10). Corona epidemic and Yemen. indybay.org Authorities first wanted to calm down and played down the pandemic. Afterward, they had to convince the population to keep unusual physical distance, to wash their hands well at all times, and to refrain from major events. Finally, they wanted the population to accept the week-long lockdown, with business closures, exit, and travel restrictions.

Staff (2020-06-10). Georgia Election Condemned as Result of Deliberate GOP Voter Suppression. truthout.org Photos of would-be Georgia voters standing — and, in some cases, sitting — in long lines The myriad issues that plagued…

Staff (2020-06-10). Trump Mulls Replacing Jared Kushner After Blaming Him for Tanking Poll Numbers. truthout.org Though President Donald Trump publicly praised his son-in-law Jared Kushner as "my star" on Monday, he has privately fumed about his top adviser over his Trump and Kus…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-10). Neil Ferguson talks modelling, lockdown and scientific advice with MPs. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Neil Ferguson told MPs that introducing lockdown measures in the UK a week earlier would have reduced deaths by at least half.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Army chief names 'enhancing military readiness' as force's main mission. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Army's first-in-command pointed to the necessity of boosting the readiness of the military forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iran, Russia voice concern over humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji held a phone conversation with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and Syria.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iran at forefront of fight against drug trafficking: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — The newly-appointed deputy head of Iran's Police said that Iran is at the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and Western governments must appreciate the efforts of the Islamic Republic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Senegal congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse in a message congratulated Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on his election as Iran's parliament speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Palestinian people have no choice but resort to resistance: Deputy FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Wed. that Palestinian people have no other choice but to resort to resistance.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Roads min. says grounds paved to connect holy shrines of Iran, Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Suitable ways have been provided for connecting the holy shrines of Iran in Qom and Mashhad cities to those in Iraq.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iranian Parliament's open session on Jun. 10. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran held an open session on Wednesday, June 10. Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and Road Minister Mohammad Eslami attended the session to report on various issues related to their ministries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Homegrown defense systems protecting Iranian sky: deputy cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Abolfazl Sepehri Rad, deputy commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, announced on Wednesday that the Iranian sky is well-protected against foreign threats by domestically grown defense systems.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iranian embassy in Madrid planning for fourth direct flight to Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian embassy in Spain is planning to launch the fourth direct flight to Tehran to bring home Iranian nationals to the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). WHO in talks with S Arabia on delaying Hajj ritual due to pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — World Health Organization (WHO) is talking with Saudi Arabia on delaying the Hajj ritual due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Ecuador: Two Inmates Die in Lacatunga's Prison Riot. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) Thursday reported two convicts died after an inmate riot in North Central Sierra Regional prison, located in Lacatunga, in Cotopaxi province. | RELATED: | "The two dead are Walter M., who was serving a sentence for the crime of rape, and Kelvin V., who was sentenced for the crime of murder," SNAI informe…

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Tanzania s COVID Free by 'God's Will': President Maghufuli. telesurenglish.net Tanzania's President John Magufuli Sunday affirmed his nation is COVID-19 free due to prayer powers. | RELATED: | "Coronavirus in our country has been removed by the powers of God," Magufuli declared at a church service in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital. | Tanzania's health authorities said no positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported over the last six weeks, so the unofficial toll is superior to official reports of…

_____ (2020-06-10). The Network In Defense Of Humanity Demands Justice For George Floyd. popularresistance.org The Network in Defense of Humanity adds its voice to those of thousands in the United States and around the world who are demanding Justice for George Floyd. | The image of a man of African descent being killed by a racist policeman is very common in the United States. In fact, the police murder about a thousand people annually; a disproportionate number of them are Black. | George Floyd's murder was no different, but it has been on an exponential level since the scene of his death by torture was documented in detail as he told the white policeman "I can't breathe"—first he appealed to his torturer, then to…

_____ (2020-06-10). Hispanic Americans On The Front Lines Of COVID-19. popularresistance.org Workforce needs are changing and immigrants and Americans of all kinds are critical to the fight, response, and recovery that we face in the coming months. As the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic Americans are playing an important role on the front lines in healthcare, food supply, education, and biomedical industries. There are 2.2 million Hispanic healthcare workers (or 13.0% of the total workforce) nationwide, almost one-third of which are immigrants. Hispanic Americans are even more prominent in another essential sector of the U.S economy: the food supply chain. Hispanic workers are…

_____ (2020-06-10). Why Covid-19 Racial Disparities Make The Case For Medicare For All. popularresistance.org The racial disparities of COVID-19 have received much attention. Blacks are dying at a higher rate that is typically more than double the rate of whites. But we need to move beyond naming the problem of fighting for solutions. Medicare for All would go a long way to beginning to address racial disparities in health care in general and for COVID-19 in particular. | The obvious and immediate need of black and other working-class populations caught in the teeth of the pandemic is the right to health care treatment without the burden of cost. Even before the pandemic, lower-income, Latino, and younger workers were mo…

_____ (2020-06-10). ILWU, ILA, And Teamsters Take Action In Honor Of George Floyd. popularresistance.org Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters laid down their tools in a work stoppage for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, the precise measure of time that George Floyd, handcuffed and helpless to resist, was forced to endure a policeman's lethal knee on his neck. Killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, Floyd was buried today in Houston. | Trent Willis, president of ILWU Local 10, Keith Shanklin, president of ILWU Local 34, and Gabriel Prawl, former Secretary/ Treasurer of ILWU Local 52 in S…

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. …

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…

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…

WSWS (2020-06-09). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette censors accurate reporting of protests against police brutality. wsws.org The newspaper's management has barred two black reporters from covering the protests on the grounds they are too sympathetic to the demonstrators.

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, . . . |

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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…

RT (2020-06-09). US Navy to ban Confederate flag on ships & bases to 'ensure unit cohesion,' following similar move by Marines. rt.com The US Navy has signaled that it will bar public displays of the Confederate flag on installations, warships and aircraft, mirroring a similar decision by the Marines as protests over police brutality and racism sweep the country. | Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday said on Tuesday that an order is being drawn up to prohibit the controversial flag "from all public spaces and work areas aboard Navy installations, ships, aircraft and submarines," adding that the move is meant to "ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline." | The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good…

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.

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 …

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".

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-09). The US and Israel Hope to Scare the Hague War Crimes Court off from Helping Palestine. dissidentvoice.org In the near-two decades since the International Criminal Court was set up to try the worst violations of international human rights law, it has faced harsh criticism for its highly selective approach to the question of who should be put on trial. Created in 2002, the court, it was imagined, would act as a deterrent …

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 …

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…

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 …

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). 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). "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."

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…

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 …

sputniknews (2020-06-09). White House Claims Violence at US Protests Incited by Maduro Affiliates, Offers No Evidence. sputniknews.com Without offering evidence, a senior Trump administration official recently claimed the White House had information that supported claims that people who have been instigating violence at protests honoring George Floyd in Miami, Florida, may be linked to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

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 …

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…

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

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

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. thealtworld.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. | Welcome to

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-09). From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton's Opportunistic Career Arc. thealtworld.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. | MPN— After the

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 …

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

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

RT (2020-06-09). Eiffel Tower reopens on June 25, after longest closure since WWII. rt.com Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower will welcome back visitors on June 25, after its longest closure since World War II, those responsible for its management said on Tuesday. | One of France's most popular tourist attractions, it had been forced to shut for more than three months, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. | Wearing a face mask will be compulsory for all visitors aged 11 or older after the reopening, according to Reuters. | The French government started to ease lockdown measures in the country from mid-May, the Palace of Versailles reopened on June 6 and the Louvre will welcome back visitors from July 6.

RT (2020-06-09). Austria 'may open borders' to Italy & over 20 European states as Salzburg Festival begins on August 1. rt.com Austria will reopen its borders to Italy and more than 20 other European countries next week, officials were quoted as saying on Tuesday. The move could ease tensions with Rome after Vienna singled its southern neighbor out for continued coronavirus-related checks. | Details of the decision will be finalized at a ministerial meeting on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing officials. The Foreign Ministry has not commented on the report. | The Salzburg Festival of classical music, Europe's top festival, announced on Tuesday it will stage a reduced 100th anniversary celebration, with capacities limited to about 50…

RT (2020-06-09). NOT 'very rare': WHO WALKS BACK claim on asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus. rt.com The World Health Organization has qualified its bombshell claim that asymptomatic people rarely infect others with Covid-19, scrambling to explain how its earlier statement was misinterpreted and based on a "misunderstanding." | WHO coronavirus lead Maria Van Kerkhove attempted on Tuesday to clear up controversy around her previous claim that asymptomatic transmission was "very rare," insisting she had been speaking based on the results of just "two or three" studies. To claim asymptomatic transmission is rare globally would be a "misunderstanding," she explained. | "I was just responding to a question, I wasn…

RT (2020-06-09). Police chief ousted for backing 'gun-toting' vigilantes who defended small town from alleged 'Antifa threat'. rt.com Amid rumors of an impending Antifa invasion, a number of armed individuals gathered in the small town of Snohomish, Washington, and were praised for doing so by the town's sheriff. He has now been demoted for his support. | Snohomish Police Chief Keith Rogers was ousted amid a slew of complaints after his vocal support for a gathering of several hundred "armed vigilantes" who converged on the town of 9,000 inhabitants on May 31. | www.facebook.com/SnohomishPD/posts/14123… | Rogers was criticized for referring to the gathering as a "festive night of tailgating and celebratory pleasantries." De…

RT (2020-06-09). Apple 'planning to ditch Intel's chips' in big hardware move. rt.com Tech giant Apple is reportedly on the cusp of announcing a shift to its own main processors in Macs, ending a 15-year partnership with Intel Corp. The move comes two years after a major security flaw was found in Intel processors.

2020-06-10: Social Media Postees

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Johnson's approval rating plummets as Britain hits worst C-19 death per million in the world
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-11
By TruePublica: As of June 9th, a YouGov tracker has seen the approval rating of the governments' handling of the Covid crisis plummet. About half (49%) of the population disapprove to the question

Trump agitates to restart the global nuclear arms race
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-11
By TruePublica: Time Magazine says Donald Trump is both "dangerous, impatient and foolish." EuroNews says Trump

Step one, movement demands 'DEFUND POLICE!'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-10
June 8

Defund the Police, Defund the Military
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-10
Together we must seize this moment to move from incremental reform to real systemic change, not just within the U.S. but throughout the racist, neocolonial world that is policed by the U.S. military…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/defund-the-police-…

#DefundThePolice and more: An agenda for real reform
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-10
As the worldwide demonstrations continue two weeks after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, the question is whether outrage will lead to real reforms. Fundamental reforms would begin with ending the "qualified immunity" of police, curbing the militarization of police forces, transferring funds and functions to social agencies, imposing residency requirements, and …
peoplesworld.org/article/defundthepolice…

#DefundThePolice and more: An agenda for real reform
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-10
As the worldwide demonstrations continue two weeks after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, the question is whether outrage will lead to real reforms? Fundamental reforms would begin with ending the "qualified immunity" of police, curbing the militarization of police forces, transferring funds and functions to social agencies, imposing residency requirements, and …
peoplesworld.org/article/defundthepolice…

Rights experts condemn use of force against journalists covering US protests
news.un.org | 2020-06-10
Journalists covering ongoing protests denouncing systemic racism and police brutality in the United States must be able to do their job in peace, two experts on the right to freedom of expression said on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Abolish the Police, Abolish the Military, Abolish ICE: Dismantle Systems of Oppression
William Hawes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
In this crucial moment, all of us who desire change should begin to think very carefully about a unified message and a coherent, organizing principle in the fight against endemic racism and police brutality in this country. I believe the …
globalresearch.ca/abolish-police-abolish…

Still Protesting After All These Years
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
On Wednesday, June 4, I joined thousands of marchers in Kitchener, Ontario, the town in which I live, to protest racism and police brutality. I have, in the last few years, participated in local events in support of Palestinian self-determination …
globalresearch.ca/protesting-after-all-t…

A Nation in Turmoil. Elections Looming. The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."– George Santayana | Watch and see: this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get politicized into an election-year referendum on who should occupy the White House….
globalresearch.ca/a-nation-in-turmoil-el…

The Corruption of Science. The Hydroxychloroquine Lancet Study Scandal. Who Was Behind It? Anthony Fauci's Intent To Block HCQ on Behalf of Big Pharma
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
The Guardian has revealed the hydroxychloroquine study scandal which was intent on blocking HCQ as a cure for COVID-19. "Dozens of scientific papers co-authored by the chief executive of the US tech company behind the Lancet hydroxychloroquine study scandal …
globalresearch.ca/the-corruption-of-scie…

Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-10
The nationwide street protests following the gruesome murder of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground and choked by a Minneapolis police officer and three accomplices, were spontaneous and diverse. No leaders, charismatic or otherwise put out the call for people to turn out in the face of militarized police legions. It was a wondrous …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/moving-street…

Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-10
Flight logs of the Bolivian presidential jet show that on November 11, the day of the coup, the aircraft was not in La Paz or any other Bolivian airport, but flying to Brazil's capital Brasilia.
mintpressnews.com/flights-logs-suggest-b…

The Corona "Global False Alarm", the Campaign against Racism and Neoliberalism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. Because they control the minds of the masses, they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power…If you're not careful, the newspapers …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-neoliberalism…

Now Comes the Davos Global Economy "Great Reset". What Happens After the Covid-19 Pandemic?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
For those wondering what will come after the Covid19 pandemic has successfully all but shut down the entire world economy, spreading the worst depression since the 1930s, the leaders of the premier globalization NGO, Davos World Economic Forum, have just …
globalresearch.ca/davos-great-reset/5715…

Afghanistan: US Troops Drawdown Depends On Taliban Commitment
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
U.S. troops still won't perform a complete withdraw from Afghanistan as the Taliban has not yet met the conditions required to it, commander for the Middle East Gen. Frank McKenzie said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Pakistan, U.S. Seek to Restart Afghan Peace Talks | Even when there are supposedly less than 9000 soldiers in the Middle East country and, as reported by Mckenzie, 8,600 of them could return to the U.S in July, the drawdown is subject to a very specific condition, in order to preserve…
telesurenglish.net/news/Afghanistan-US-T…

Trump Regime Wants 84 Million Iranians Ill-Nourished and Starved
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
Trump regime hardliners want imports of food, medicines, medical equipment, and other humanitarian goods blocked from entering Iran. | They want the world community going along with a high crime against humanity on the Iranian people. | They want them denied treatment …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-wants-84-…

Suppressing the Truth, Sustaining The Lie. Censorship is the "New Normal" in America
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
Censorship is the new normal in the US. They're increasingly threatening speech, press, and academic freedoms

Palestine Bleeds: Israel's Execution of an Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-10
In recent years, the Israeli army has upgraded its code of conduct, adopting a shoot-to-kill policy of any Palestinian they suspect of attempting to harm Israeli occupation soldiers, even when the alleged Palestinian 'attacker' is no longer posing a threat.
mintpressnews.com/israel-execution-eyad-…

"Out of Options in Terms of Reform": Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the Racist History of Police in U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-10
Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says. "It's hard to know for sure where we're going to go from this moment, but it's clear that when we look at the history of po…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/10/khalil_gi…

"Justice Will Be Served": Family Pays Tribute to George Floyd and Demands Change at Houston Funeral
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-10
A private funeral was held in Houston Tuesday for George Floyd, two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer killed him by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd's death has sparked protests against police brutality and racism across the United States and around the world. We play excerpts from the funeral service and hear from Floyd's family and dignitaries.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/10/george_fl…

Buffalo Police Assaulted a 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist, Now Trump Is Attacking Him Too
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-10
We look at the story of peace activist Martin Gugino, who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pushed to the ground by a police officer in Buffalo last week

Sex Work is Real Work, and it's Time to Treat it That Way
LaLa B Holston-Zannell | aclu.org | 2020-06-10
Sex workers aren't always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or people they think are sex workers, such as trans women of color. The police usually get away with the abuse because sex workers fear being arrested if they report. If we lived in a world that didn't criminalize sex work, sex workers could better protect themselves and seek justice when they are harmed. , , Protecting sex workers from police viole…
aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/sex-work-is-re…

Noam Chomsky: Amid Protests and Pandemic, Trump's Priority Is Protecting Profits
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-10
Many years ago, social scientist Bertram Gross saw "friendly fascism"

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Trump's Priority Is Protecting Profits
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-06-10
The power of the masters is indeed fragile. It can be restricted, even overturned, by a public dedicated to different goals. But that requires organization.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amid-protests-and-…

"Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. I
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/09/1883404…

Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discusses the Significance of Calls to Defund the Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-10
Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says.
truthout.org/video/khalil-gibran-muhamma…

Minneapolis PD scrambles to 'reform,' distancing itself from officers' union as threat of defunding looms
rt.com | 2020-06-10
The chief of police in Minneapolis has cut off talks with the police union and proposed an 'early warning' system for officer misconduct, as he struggles to save the force from a City Council determined to disband it. | Medaria Arradondo pledged a "thorough review" of the city's contract with the police, announcing on Wednesday that his department was pulling out of negotiations with the union to make major changes to how policing is done in Minneapolis. The chief promised to implement an early warning system that will allow supervisors to spot problematic conduct more quickly and hinted that changes to existi…
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Defund The Police, Then Abolish It
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
The United States' powder keg of racial capitalism, searing inequality and violent policing, compounded by the state's ruinously indifferent response to a global pandemic and a sputtering economy, has finally exploded. Mass protest has shaken the country, with more than 40 cities instituting curfews and 23 states calling in a total of 17,000 National Guard troops to stamp out the uprisings. | The eruption of righteous fury pulsating around the US represents a historic moment not seen since America's last mass urban rebellions, the "long hot summer" of 1967 and the 1968 uprisings following Martin Luther King Jr.'s…
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How Western Media Confines US Imperialism To The Past
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
Many of the newspapers that

Militarized Police, A Gift from Israel?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/militarized-police-gif…

Bernie Sanders Is Not Done Fighting
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2020-06-10
When you break it down to what we are fighting for, it turns out that a lot of what we're fighting for already exists in other countries on earth…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bernie-sanders-is-…

Brazil: New Arrests in Relation to Marielle Franco's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
The Public Prosecution Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ) Wednesday ordered the arrest of firefighter Maxwell Simoes Correa who has been accused of being involved in the murder of the Socialist councilor Marielle Franco and her driver on March 14, 2018. | RELATED: | Brazil: Marielle Franco's Murder Suspects to Trial | According to police investigations, Co…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-New-Arres…

Dominican Republic: Police Put Down Anti-Racism Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Dominican Republic's Santo Domingo conservative organizations and police Tuesday confronted anti-racism activists who claimed justice for George Floyd in a demonstration. | RELATED: | Dominicans Head to Polls to Vote in Municipal Elections | "Those nationalists came and threw themselves at us and the police, instead of taking the attitude of protecting us, what they did was to stop us," said Reconocido (recognized) non-governmental organization leader Ana Maria Belique. | Reconocido…
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We Won't Win the Climate Fight Without Youth Leadership
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-10
Jamie Margolin, 18, youth climate lawsuit litigant and founder of youth-led climate activist group Zero Hour, gets a lot done. | By noon on a typical day in school, as Margolin chronicles in her guide for youth activists, Youth to Power, she has already posted on Zero Hour and her own social media, responded to DMs and emails, done her homework, gone to classes, fielded m…
truthout.org/articles/we-wont-win-the-cl…

The Police Have Been Spying On Black Reporters And Activists for Years
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
On Aug. 20, 2018, the first day of a federal police surveillance trial, I discovered that the Memphis Police Department was spying on me. | The ACLU of Tennessee had sued the MPD, alleging that the department was in violation of a 1978 consent decree barring surveillance of residents for political purposes. One of the first witnesses called to the stand: Sgt. Timothy Reynolds, who is white. To get intel on activists and organizers, including those in the Black Lives Matter movement, he'd posed on Facebook as a "man of color," befriending people and trying to infiltrate closed circles.
popularresistance.org/the-police-have-be…

Tampa Bay students lead rally for community control of the police, justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-10
Tampa, FL – On Monday, June 8, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC) led a crowd of around 500 on a march through the historic neighborhood of Ybor City to demand community control of the police in the Tampa Bay Area. The march ended at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) building, where protesters demanded charges be dropped for the hundreds of protesters arrested by HCSO over recent weeks. | Elizabeth Kramer, an organizer with TBCAC, stated, "The vast majority of arrested protesters have been completely peaceful, and the manner in which HC…
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India's COVID-19 Cases Surge With Nearly 10,000 New Infections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
India reported Wednesday a new surge of nearly 10,000 COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth-highest in the world, as the country emerges from its lockdown. | RELATED: | New Protests in Kashmir as Indian Troops Kill Nine Rebels | The health ministry confirmed 9,985 new cases and 274 deaths in the last 24 hours. A total of 7,745 people have died from the virus. | Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and New Delhi are the worst-hit states. | The s…
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Police terror, COVID-19 are women's issues
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-10
Justice for Breonna Taylor protest, Louisville, Ky., May 29. These slightly edited remarks were given by Monica Moorehead at a June 7 International Women's Alliance webinar: "Building our militant global women's movement to resist imperialism in the time of COVID-19." This series of International Women's Alliance webinars could not have . . . | Continue reading Police terror, COVID-19 are women's issues at Workers.org
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Another Brewing Scandal: Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America's Oil War in Yemen
Charlotte Dennett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
George Floyd by police, followed by the president's calls for military intervention against protestors, are causing words like "dictatorship," "authoritarianism," and even "fascism" to become part of the national discourse. But the president has been dismantling …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arms-sales-ghost…

Seattle Protesters Occupy 6-Block 'Autonomous Zone' Around Police Precinct
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-10
"We cannot have a pacified movement."

Seattle Protesters Occupy 6-Block 'Autonomous Zone' Around Police Precinct

2014-16 vs Today: What Made the Mass BLM Protests Today So Much Larger than Five Years Ago?
Peter Crowley | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
As protests continue to mount over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, what has turned the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014-2016 into mass protests today? Has the zeitgeist shift so much in the past five years? Did people truly started to realize that the police have unchecked power…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/2014-16-vs-t…

Rewriting History: The Problem with Toppling Our Monuments
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
On Sunday a statue to the 19th century English merchant Edward Colston was seized from its pedestal and violently hurled into Bristol harbour by a group of protestors demonstrating as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. The incident has …
globalresearch.ca/rewriting-history-topp…

Prisoner Solidarity Committee of WWP: Ôªø'NYPD's racist brutality a death sentence for protesters'
| workers.org | 2020-06-10
New York city cops prepare to brutally attack and arrest protestors. DE BLASIO: RELEASE ALL PROTESTERS FROM JAIL NOW! A statement of the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party June 10

US Navy to Bar Confederate Flags From Ships, Aircraft, Bases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
The United States Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships, and aircraft it was announced Tuesday, as the military and the country grapples with questions about racial inequality. | RELATED: | Mourners Gather at George Floyd Memorial as Protests Continue | The Navy made the move amid protests across the U.S. and other countries sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed on May 25 after four white police…
telesurenglish.net/news/U.S.-Navy-to-Bar…

US protests: The challenge is how to rise above the violence inherent in state power
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-10
By Jonathan Cook

President Trump Is Seeking Another Victim
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
On George Floyd final viewing day and celebration of his life (under the Democratic Party supervision), the fascistic minded President Trump is seeking another victim! He has tweeted: "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year …
globalresearch.ca/president-trump-seekin…

The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-06-10
The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/society/protest-co…

UN dispatches 57 trucks carrying aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
The UN on Wednesday dispatched a total of 57 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for needy people in Idlib city of northwestern Syria.Truckloads of supplies entered the Syrian city through the Cilvegozu border crossing of Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreem…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-dispatches-57-…

HBO Max pulls 'Gone with the Wind' over racist portrayals
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
HBO Max has removed war epic film "Gone with the Wind" from its recently launched streaming service over its depiction of slavery, parent WarnerMedia said on Wednesday, joining other media companies that have pulled controversial TV shows as demand for racial sensitivity increases across the country.The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered protests in the United States against racial inequality, while also forcing companies to check deep-seated racism prevalent in popular shows and films that are deemed insensitive.ViacomCBS Inc did not renew "Cops" and Netflix Inc pulled "Little Bri…
yenisafak.com/en/world/hbo-max-pulls-gon…

Ecuador: Two Inmates Die in Lacatunga's Prison Riot
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Ecuador's National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) Thursday reported two convicts died after an inmate riot in North Central Sierra Regional prison, located in Lacatunga, in Cotopaxi province. | RELATED: | Ecuador: New Protests Rejecting Moreno's Economic Measures | "The two dead are Walter M., who was serving a sentence for the crime of rape, and Kelvin V., who was sentenced for the crime of murder," SNAI informe…
telesurenglish.net/news/ecuador-two-inma…

The Roots Of Violent Protest: Violent Cops
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
You will be shocked, simply SHOCKED, to learn that after decades of researching effective methods for police response to large crowd actions, researchers have found

Palestinian authority hints at declaration of sovereign state if Israel continues with annexation plan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shatyyeh reiterated PA's rejection of the so-called Peace Plan proposed by US president Donald Trump, and said that the PA has devised a counterproposal…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/10/palestini…

100 Cuban Doctors to Remain in Kenya Until the End of the Year
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Kenya's Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe Wednesday confirmed that his country has renewed an agreement for a brigade of Cuban doctors to continue collaborating in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Italy Recommends Cuban Medical Brigade for Nobel Peace Prize | …
telesurenglish.net/news/100-Cuban-Doctor…

America's Forever Wars Have Come Home
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
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

Iran Urges UN to Prevent the US From Extending Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Iran's President Hassan Rohani Wednesday urged members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to curb U.S. attempts to extend sanctions against his country. | RELATED: | Iran Condemns CIA Agent Involved in Soleimani's Murder | Next October, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 nuclear deal popularly known as "The Arms Embargo", will be lifted as agreed in the UNSC resolution 2231. | Currently, however, the United States does not recognize this international agre…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Urges-UN-to…

Still much to learn about new coronavirus: WHO
news.un.org | 2020-06-10
Research is ongoing to determine how the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who show no symptoms of the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Wednesday.
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Peru Tops 200,000 COVID-19 Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
The number of COVID-19 cases in Peru surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, less than a month after the coronavirus caseload topped 100,000 in the country. | RELATED: | Peru: Cuban Medical Brigade Sent to Help Fight COVID-19 | A total of 1,227,691 tests for the virus have been carried out so far, with 203,736 positive cases, the health ministry said in its latest report. | The South American country has registered 5,738 deaths from the disease, representing the third-highest death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean after Brazil and Mexico. | "Out of all the people who tested positive, to date 92,929 of them have…
telesurenglish.net/news/Peru-Tops-200000…

Swiss left groups intensify campaign to save jobs and public services amid pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
The Swiss Party of Labor (PST-POP) has initiated a campaign to institute a Corona Solidarity Tax to help people in distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Swiss Communist Party has sought a parliamentary initiative to legally prohibit layoffs during this period of crisis…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/10/swiss-lef…

The Political Narrative Around the Origins of COVID-19 is Starting to Crumble
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-10
Confusing messages surrounding COVID-19's transmissibility are laying bare the factional tug of war over how to blame China for the pandemic without implicating the West.
mintpressnews.com/political-narrative-ar…

Victims of neoliberalism, poor countries face consequences in healthcare systems
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
Healthcare is a political choice. The statement, presented by the Dossier n ∫ 29 of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, launched on Tuesday (9), is based on the crisis scenario deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic in four countries that have suffered the effects of neoliberal governments in recent years: Brazil , Argentina, South Africa, and India. | The study depicts the way in which, during the fight against covid-19, healthcare agents are considered essential, while it is widely recognized that they are not guaranteed many rights. However, the analysis argues that such evident neglect results fr…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/10/victims-o…

COVID-19: 'Unparalleled economic shock' threatens development hopes and gains
news.un.org | 2020-06-10
As the diverse and severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the world, an "unparalleled economic shock" is putting development gains at risk, the UN chief told a meeting of high-powered business leaders on Wednesday.
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Throughout COVID-19 recovery, 'plummeting' clean energy costs can help climate action
news.un.org | 2020-06-10
As COVID-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report published on Wednesday shows that renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever

California labor condemns police murder of George Floyd
Dave Welsh | workers.org | 2020-06-10
International Longshore Workers Union leaders traveled from California to Houston to attend George Floyd's memorial service, June 8. This is big. Seemingly out of nowhere, the "silent majority" of the working class took to the streets in towns and cities across the land

We Don't Need No Stinking Vaccine for COVID-19
Jeff Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
A Glaring Omission | With the 24/7 media circus coverage of Covid-19 I find it particularly interesting that there is an obvious glaring omission of some extremely important facts relative to dealing with a virus, especially one that is allegedly so …
globalresearch.ca/we-dont-need-vaccine-c…

Decades of struggle: Dallas-Fort Worth pushes back racism
| workers.org | 2020-06-10
By Alex Colwell and Mark Herrera Decades of struggle: Dallas-Fort Worth pushes back racism Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas June 2

Domestic violence: 'The epidemic within the pandemic'
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-06-10
"My husband won't let me leave the house" has become an all-too-familiar cry for help since the mandatory lockdown was instituted in early March

Spain: Gov't Decrees Mask Use as Mandatory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Spain's government Thursday announced that mask use on public transportation and common spaces would be mandatory as a COVID-19 precautionary measure. | RELATED: | Spain: Tourist Activities Will Gradually Resume in July | "I would like to emphasize here the mandatory use of the mask in the terms you already know, whenever a distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained," Health Minister Salvador Illa briefed in a press conference. | The norm is part of the decree-law on urgent prevent…
telesurenglish.net/news/spain-govt-decre…

Liberal Leaders Aiding and Abetting Rioters. Just the Latest Campaign Strategy to Usurp Trump
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/liberal-leaders-aiding…

Microsoft Says it Supports Racial Justice. Will it Refuse to Power Discriminatory Police Surveillance?
Matt Cagle | aclu.org | 2020-06-10
As major tech companies rush to claim solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, they're being rightfully called out for the ways their products and workplace conditions actively undermine the rights and safety of Black people. IBM has listened and stopped development of face recognition, a technology that supercharges police surveillance and has repeatedly been shown to disproportionately misidentify Black and Brown people. Amazon announced today that it would stop selling the te…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/microso…

As Amazonian wildfire season approaches, we must protect the vulnerable forest
Daniel Ross | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-10
Jair Bolsonaro's aggressive deregulation and exploitation of the Amazon's resources threatens the entire planet.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/10/as-amazoni…

Two Million Arab Lives Don't Matter
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
The hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement is astounding. BLM and its followers shout down those who insist all lives matter, regardless of race. In the BLM universe, skin pigmentation is the determinate, as it is for all racists….
globalresearch.ca/two-million-arab-lives…

Ultimately, All Monuments Are Ozymandias
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
The great philosopher John Stuart Mill probably did more than anyone to map out the proper boundaries of the individual and the state in the western model of political democracy. Furthermore, he talked not just of the state but of …
globalresearch.ca/all-monuments-ozymandi…

The Greek "Bail-out" Program: A Colossal Failure
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
Read Part I here. | A colossal failure | If we judge the Greek program not on the basis of our own criteria, but on the basis of the goals it set itself and of its predictions, we can safely say …
globalresearch.ca/greek-bail-out-program…

The Davos Reset 2021 Agenda of the World Economic Forum. A New Phase of Economic and Social Destruction?
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
On June 3, 2020, as a consequence of the "global health crisis", the World Economic Forum WEF in Geneva announced a "unique twin summit" for January 2021 in Davos, Switzerland.(1) The theme should be "The Great Reset". The WEF defines …
globalresearch.ca/davos-reset-2021-agend…

Die Davos-Reset-2021-Agenda des Weltwirtschaftsforums WEF
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
Am 3. Juni 2020 kàºndigte das World Economic Forum WEF in Genf als Folge der ‚Äûglobalen Gesundheitskrise" fàºr Januar 2021 einen ‚Äûeinzigartigen Zwillingsgipfel" in Davos in der Schweiz an. (1) Das Thema soll lauten: ‚ÄûThe Great Reset", oder auf Deutsch …
globalresearch.ca/die-davos-reset-2021-a…

Political ABCs: The Difference Between "Cop" and "Crook", Maybe It Is Just a Badge?
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
While it may be common knowledge that fire departments originated as private organisations to defend the interests of property insurers, it has probably been forgotten that in the US police were originally the hired gangs of landowners and merchant-industrialists. As …
globalresearch.ca/political-abcs-differe…

FTP! Cops out of labor movement, youth in!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-10
The American Federation of Labor was founded in 1886 and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1935. The two union federations merged in 1955. For most of this time police organizations

EDITORIAL: °Defiende a lxs resistentes y al levantamiento!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-10
°La gente se levanta, se levanta contra la violencia policial! La furia ardiente se encendió en una tormenta de fuego en todo Estados Unidos cuando la policía linchó a George Floyd en Minneapolis el 25 de mayo. Philadelphia, June 6 Inmediatamente hubo indignación pública, después de ver cómo los supremacistas . . . | Continue reading EDITORIAL: °Defiende a lxs resistentes y al levantamiento! at Workers.org
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Dictionary Merriam-Webster to Edit 'Racism' Entry Upon Request
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster will update its definition of the term racism after a young Black woman from Missouri contacted the editorial team saying the current definition does not reflect the oppression of black people as it should, media have reported. | RELATED: | Thousands of People Attend George Floyd's Funeral in Houston | Kennedy Mitchum, 22, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, emailed the dictionary last month, following the killing of black U.S. citizen G…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dictionary-Merri…

Flood In Ghana's Capital Kills At Least Six People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
A downpour that hit Accra, Ghana's capital, killed at least six people according to the information given by the authorities Tuesday. | RELATED: | Ghana: Wildcat Gold Miners Perish From Mercury Seeking Riches | George Ayisah, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), confirmed that the victims, a child among them, died on Tuesday in Okai-Koi North, a suburb of the capital. | The NADMO rescue team saved 300 citizens in two of the city's worst-hit a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Flood-In-Ghanas-…

Insect Decline From Pesticides Will Impact Food: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and warned of the impact that this could have on global food cultivation and ecosystems. | RELATED: | Insects Replace Pesticides in Spain's 'Sea of Plastic' | The publication entitled Insect Atlas, which comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Bà∂ll Foundation after the results found, made calls for global policies to boost the conservation of a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Insect-Decline-F…

Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth: The Establishment Can't Handle Black Lives Matter
Margaret Kimberley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-10
Suddenly, workers are publicly criticizing their bosses. Politicians are backpedaling and newspapers face revolts when they are caught spreading propaganda. In Europe and the United States monuments to genocidaires are defaced and pulled down.
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Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-10
Palestinian Authority's (PA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, on Tuesday, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising of dozens of Islamic and Arab nations, will convene on Wednesday, at the foreign ministers' level over planned Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Al-Malki said in a statement, that …
imemc.org/article/organization-of-the-is…

EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya and an end to all foreign intervention
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
The statement comes even as the warring factions in the country are backed by various EU members and are supplied arms by them. The conflict in Libya has escalated over the past few weeks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/10/eu-calls-…

Nine Council Members Vow to Disband Minneapolis Police
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-10
Minneapolis, MN

A Better Health Care System?
Sarah Jaffe | progressive.org | 2020-06-10
Despite glitches during the pandemic, the VA provides a model for the nation.
progressive.org/magazine/a-better-health…

Ending Emergency Unemployment Insurance Supplements
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-10
The Republicans have been working hard to ensure that the $600 weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits, which was put in place as part of the pandemic rescue package, is not extended beyond the current July 31 cutoff. They argue that we need people to return to work. They do have a point. The supplement …
cepr.net/ending-emergency-unemployment-i…

A consumer economy?
Michael Dawson | mronline.org | 2020-06-10
Richard Heinberg is a very important scholar and an apparently lovely human being. His books are always penetrating, and both his contribution to and his review of Michael Moore's corporate-green-censored movie, Planet of the Humans, demonstrate his continuing efforts to speak crucially unheard truths.
mronline.org/2020/06/10/a-consumer-econo…

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-10
Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja'far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-demolis…

With Latest Lunacy, Trump Has Moved Into Nixon Territory
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-06-10
And Perhaps Beyond…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/with-latest-lunacy…

'The Ascent': 1970s Soviet film affirms deeply human values in dangerous times
David Fields | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-10
The Ascent is not the type of movie you would expect about World War II–or the Great Patriotic War, as it was known in the Soviet Union where the film was made. First, a little background: The Soviet Union generally boosted the heroics of that war in popular culture whenever possible, and for good reason. …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-ascent-1970…

Be ashamed of crying wolf over detention of an Iranian
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Black Lives Matter solidarity: No Pride without justice!
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-06-10
Fifty-one years ago cops assaulted and arrested LGBTQ2+ people

Sir Dearlove Joins Anti-China Counter-Gang Operation
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-10
Former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove's new role as anti-China provocateur gives us the opportunity to look into the mind of empire and see how our society is being played to acquiesce to an agenda that will ultimately lead to WW III. By adding his voice to those Anglo-American fanatics blaming China for creating COVID-19 in a lab and intentionally spreading it around the world, Sir Dearlove has demonstrated a classic case of "gang/counter-gang operations" practiced by the British Empire for centuries.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/10/si…

Masked | gangs in Greece recorded forcing migrant boats back to Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Shocking photos were released by The Times newspaper from footage seen by its reporters showing a group of organized masked men pushing migrant boats into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea to prevent them from reaching Greece."Footage seen by The Times shows two men in balaclavas boarding a boat packed with men, women and children. They remove the outboard motor and leave the boat to drift," it reported on Wednesday.The video was filmed and shared by a migrant on the bo…
yenisafak.com/en/world/maskedgangs-in-gr…

Training a Dog
Jon Crawford | thenation.com | 2020-06-10
Training a Dog…
thenation.com/article/society/coronaviru…

Why Washington Keeps Lobbying for War in the Middle East
Jessica Draper, Morgan Palumbo | thenation.com | 2020-06-10
Why Washington Keeps Lobbying for War in the Middle East…
thenation.com/article/world/why-washingt…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Repetitive motion injuries during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-10
Dear Mayo Clinic: Earlier this year, I began experiencing some pain in my right hand and wrist. I am a systems engineer and have always done a fair amount of typing at work. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am working at home and spending even more time on a keyboard. I'm finding the pain …
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Remote patient monitoring provides patients with comprehensive care at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-10
When patients are diagnosed with COVID-19, they are required to self-isolate until the infection is cleared, often for at least two weeks. Some of these patients will be at risk for complications. These patients need support at home in a comprehensive way. Providing that support was the goal of Mayo Clinic's Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) …
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California Reparations AB 3121 – Did the Roman Catholic Church Endorse Slavery?
excerpt | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi courageously led the Congressional Leadership through a special ceremony in Emancipation Hall, Washington D.C. In the Rotunda of the California State Capitol is a celebration of Spanish State Sponsored Terrorism with the Roman Catholic Church blessing. If Restorative Justice is possible, then full and accurate consideration is essential. As the California State Legislature considers AB 3121 let courageous leadership flow from sea to shinning sea.
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Saudi Arabia records 36 new virus deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Saudi Arabia confirmed 36 additional deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, according to the health ministry.A ministry statement said 3,717 new infections and 1,615 recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours.The kingdom's confirmed cases from coronavirus now stand at 112,288, including 819 deaths, and 77,954 recoveries.The pandemic has claimed more than 411,900 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China's Wuhan city last December. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.Over 7.26 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 3.38 million pe…
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Saudi Arabia records 36 new virus deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
A ministry statement said 3,717 new infections and 1,615 recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours.The kingdom's confirmed cases from coronavirus now stand at 112,288, including 819 deaths, and 77,954 recoveries.The pandemic has claimed more than 411,900 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China's Wuhan city last December. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.Over 7.26 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 3.38 million people have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.
yenisafak.com/en/world/saudi-arabia-reco…

Turkish defense company distributes aid in Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Turkey's leading defense company Roketsan on Wednesday distributed food packages among 1,000 families in Pakistan through the Turkish Red Crescent.The food packages distribution event held in Rawalpindi, a city adjacent to the capital Islamabad, was attended by Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul and the country's head of the Turkish Red Crescent Carlos Camilo.The ongoing coronavirus crisis and earlier lockdown has deprived a large number of poor families and daily wage workers of their source of income in Pakistan.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Camilo said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affecte…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-defense-co…

Dr. Anthony Fauci says 'worst pandemic' far from over
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
A top US infectious disease expert has said that the coronavirus outbreak turned to be his "worst nightmare," and that the fight against its spread is far from over.Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks Tuesday during a virtual appearance at the BIO Digital health-care conference."In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world," Fauci said. "And it isn't over yet. And it's condensed in a very, very small time frame."He stressed that the pandemic is "very different" from other outbreaks such as Ebola and HIV due to its fast transmissio…
yenisafak.com/en/world/dr-anthony-fauci-…

Turkey to reopen tourism facilities: Minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Speaking to CNN Turk, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy commented on the revival of tourism in the country."In tourism, there is no other country that has done certification better and more reliable than Turkey," the minister said.The country's main priority in this process is to resume air traffic to all countries, he added.Turkey on Wednesday reported 2,241 more recoveries, 17 deaths and 922 more cases of the coronavirus.To a question about the reopening of Hagia Sophia for worship, Ersoy said: "If the court decision comes through [to open Hagia Sophia for worship], I will not be worried about tourism, we will find a solution.
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-reopen-t…

Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Idlib over phone
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest situation in Libya and Idlib, northwestern Syria.According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the two leaders also discussed regional issues and steps to be taken in…
yenisafak.com/en/news/erdogan-putin-disc…

Turkey: 'City of gladiators' ready for visitors
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
The ancient city of Kibyra, also known as the "city of gladiators," in southwestern Turkey is set to become a new tourist hotspot.The 2,300-year-old city is located among juniper and cedar forests in the Golhisar district of Burdur province at an altitude of 1,350 meters (4,429 feet).The town, where excavations began in 2006, fascinates visitors with its monumental buildings.It is admired by many for its magnificent 10,400-person-capacity stadium built with Roman and Byzantine architectural tradition, its odeon (music house) covered with the Medusa mosaic, the Late Roman bath, agoras, main street, theatre with a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-city-of-gla…

The True Plight of Black Americans
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-10
Walter E.WILLIAMS | While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called "systemic racism." Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities. | Some of the most dangerous big cities are: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia. The most common characteristic of these cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by liberal Democrats. Some cities

Christopher Steele's Very Stupid Dossier
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-10
"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." So declared Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But he was wrong. The gods don't make them mad

Food Not Bombs 40th Anniversary – Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
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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Corona epidemic and Yemen
C Dettwiler, U Gasche and N Ramseyer | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
Authorities first wanted to calm down and played down the pandemic. Afterward, they had to convince the population to keep unusual physical distance, to wash their hands well at all times, and to refrain from major events. Finally, they wanted the population to accept the week-long lockdown, with business closures, exit, and travel restrictions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/10/1883408…

AFA-CWA Pres Sara Nelson Likes ILWU Action On June 9th To Act In Memorial To George Floyd
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
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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George Floyd's murderer, Derek Chauvin's June 8 court date
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
George Floyd's Murderer, Derek Chauvin:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/07/1883394…

"I Can't Breath" ILWU 10 & 34 Speak Out About Lynching of George Floyd & Action
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/09/1883405…

UPRISING: The Democratic Party Exists To Co-Opt & Kill Authentic Change
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/09/1883407…

Georgia Election Condemned as Result of Deliberate GOP Voter Suppression
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-10
Photos of would-be Georgia voters standing

Trump Mulls Replacing Jared Kushner After Blaming Him for Tanking Poll Numbers
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-10
Though President Donald Trump publicly praised his son-in-law Jared Kushner as "my star" on Monday, he has privately fumed about his top adviser over his sagging poll numbers, according to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman. | Trump and Kus…
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Neil Ferguson talks modelling, lockdown and scientific advice with MPs
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-10
Imperial's Neil Ferguson told MPs that introducing lockdown measures in the UK a week earlier would have reduced deaths by at least half.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198155/neil-ferguson-talks-modelling-lockdown-scientific

Call Russia 'sponsor of TERROR'! Imperial-minded House Republicans urge return to Cold War footing & drastic sanctions policy
rt.com | 2020-06-10
The largest House GOP caucus has released a 'national security strategy' that envisions escalating sanctions against China and Russia, more war on terrorism in the Middle East, and a Cold War-type infowar, among other things. | The 120-page proposal unveiled by the Republican Study Committee on Wednesday is pitched as "a conservative, solutions-oriented plan for preserving American leadership around the globe." | It offers a laundry list of possible actions agains…
rt.com/usa/491455-call-russia-sponsor-te…

'Our history will not be tampered with!' Trump rules out renaming US military bases named after Confederate generals
rt.com | 2020-06-10
US President Donald Trump has declared opposition to renaming a dozen military bases that bear the names of Civil War generals who fought for the Confederacy, saying they are part of history and a proud military heritage. | Mentioning Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Fort Benning by name, Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the "Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage" and "history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom." | "My Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations," he added. | It has been suggested that we should rena…
rt.com/usa/491457-trump-rejects-renaming…

Top EU official BACKS Twitter in fact-checking 'war' with Trump, says Europe should take same approach
rt.com | 2020-06-10
Twitter has received unexpected support in its fact-checking war with US President Donald Trump. The EU Commission's vice president for values and transparency,Vera Jourova, said it has taken exactly the approach Europe needs. | Jourova, who leads the bloc's own crusade against disinformation, waded into the Trump-Twitter dispute, praising the instant messaging service for "promoting the facts" instead of taking down the president's tweets altogether. | "I support the Twitter reaction to tweets of President Trump," she said during a press conference. "They did not delete it. We all can see it. They provided fa…
rt.com/news/491451-eu-twitter-fact-check…

Roads min. says grounds paved to connect holy shrines of Iran, Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Iran, Russia voice concern over humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Syria
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

'I Can't Breathe' gallery in Tehran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Palestinian people have no choice but resort to resistance: Deputy FM
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Senegal congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Iran at forefront of fight against drug trafficking: cmdr
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Army chief names 'enhancing military readiness' as force's main mission
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Iranian Parliament's open session on Jun. 10
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Iranian embassy in Madrid planning for fourth direct flight to Tehran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

Homegrown defense systems protecting Iranian sky: deputy cmdr
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA)

WHO in talks with S Arabia on delaying Hajj ritual due to pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA)

Tanzania s COVID Free by 'God's Will': President Maghufuli
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Tanzania's President John Magufuli Sunday affirmed his nation is COVID-19 free due to prayer powers. | RELATED: | US Navy to Bar Confederate Flags From Ships, Aircraft, Bases | "Coronavirus in our country has been removed by the powers of God," Magufuli declared at a church service in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital. | Tanzania's health authorities said no positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported over the last six weeks, so the unofficial toll is superior to official reports of…
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Hispanic Americans On The Front Lines Of COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
Workforce needs are changing and immigrants and Americans of all kinds are critical to the fight, response, and recovery that we face in the coming months. As the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic Americans are playing an important role on the front lines in healthcare, food supply, education, and biomedical industries. There are 2.2 million Hispanic healthcare workers (or 13.0% of the total workforce) nationwide, almost one-third of which are immigrants. Hispanic Americans are even more prominent in another essential sector of the U.S economy: the food supply chain. Hispanic workers are…
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Why Covid-19 Racial Disparities Make The Case For Medicare For All
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
The racial disparities of COVID-19 have received much attention. Blacks are dying at a higher rate that is typically more than double the rate of whites. But we need to move beyond naming the problem of fighting for solutions. Medicare for All would go a long way to beginning to address racial disparities in health care in general and for COVID-19 in particular. | The obvious and immediate need of black and other working-class populations caught in the teeth of the pandemic is the right to health care treatment without the burden of cost. Even before the pandemic, lower-income, Latino, and younger workers were mo…
popularresistance.org/why-covid-19-racia…

The Network In Defense Of Humanity Demands Justice For George Floyd
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
The Network in Defense of Humanity adds its voice to those of thousands in the United States and around the world who are demanding Justice for George Floyd. | The image of a man of African descent being killed by a racist policeman is very common in the United States. In fact, the police murder about a thousand people annually; a disproportionate number of them are Black. | George Floyd's murder was no different, but it has been on an exponential level since the scene of his death by torture was documented in detail as he told the white policeman "I can't breathe"–first he appealed to his torturer, then to…
popularresistance.org/the-network-in-def…

ILWU, ILA, And Teamsters Take Action In Honor Of George Floyd
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters laid down their tools in a work stoppage for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, the precise measure of time that George Floyd, handcuffed and helpless to resist, was forced to endure a policeman's lethal knee on his neck. Killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, Floyd was buried today in Houston. | Trent Willis, president of ILWU Local 10, Keith Shanklin, president of ILWU Local 34, and Gabriel Prawl, former Secretary/ Treasurer of ILWU Local 52 in S…
popularresistance.org/ilwu-ila-and-teams…

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. …
globalresearch.ca/defund-reform-disband-…

"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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/09/1883404…

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 …
mronline.org/2020/06/09/why-is-tear-gas-…

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…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/militariz…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/09/kenyans-p…

1000 protesters brave Tropical Storm Cristobal to rally in Tally against police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Tallahassee, FL

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette censors accurate reporting of protests against police brutality
wsws.org | 2020-06-09
The newspaper's management has barred two black reporters from covering the protests on the grounds they are too sympathetic to the demonstrators.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/09/pitt…

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.
mronline.org/2020/06/09/fake-taxis-among…

1000 protesters brave Tropical Storm Cristobal to rally in Tally against police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-09
Tallahassee, FL

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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/9/mizue_aize…

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…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/09/ge…

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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US Navy to ban Confederate flag on ships & bases to 'ensure unit cohesion,' following similar move by Marines
rt.com | 2020-06-09
The US Navy has signaled that it will bar public displays of the Confederate flag on installations, warships and aircraft, mirroring a similar decision by the Marines as protests over police brutality and racism sweep the country. | Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday said on Tuesday that an order is being drawn up to prohibit the controversial flag "from all public spaces and work areas aboard Navy installations, ships, aircraft and submarines," adding that the move is meant to "ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline." | The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good…
rt.com/usa/491348-navy-bans-confederate-…

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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-ajamu-baraka-geo…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-shows-why-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/poland-become-washingt…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/palestinian-lives-matt…

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…
mintpressnews.com/police-attacking-prote…

Police Attacking Protestors, Journalists and Doctors While Defending Racist Attackers
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-09
Historically, it has been law enforcement that has escalated race riots rather than protestors, the latest unrest has been no exception. | MPN– 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 thro…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/police-atta…

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.
mintpressnews.com/superpredators-black-l…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/09/the-brexit-c…

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".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

The US and Israel Hope to Scare the Hague War Crimes Court off from Helping Palestine
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-09
In the near-two decades since the International Criminal Court was set up to try the worst violations of international human rights law, it has faced harsh criticism for its highly selective approach to the question of who should be put on trial. Created in 2002, the court, it was imagined, would act as a deterrent …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-us-and-is…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/09/tear-down…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-sinking-approval…

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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/9/sandra_cas…

"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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/9/nyc_transi…

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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/9/minneapoli…

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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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…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/09/occupation-oc…

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…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/09/hong-kongs-fa…

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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White House Claims Violence at US Protests Incited by Maduro Affiliates, Offers No Evidence
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-09
Without offering evidence, a senior Trump administration official recently claimed the White House had information that supported claims that people who have been instigating violence at protests honoring George Floyd in Miami, Florida, may be linked to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
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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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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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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

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…

London Mayor Proposes Statues Purge Over Anti-Racism Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-09
Amid worldwide demonstrations against racism over George Floyd's murder, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Tuesday that the city may remove statues of imperialist figures. | RELATED: | Europe Protests in Support of US Anti-Racist Uprising Continue | According to Khan, this monument's "purge" meets London officials' desire to reflect the diversity, an aspect strongly attached to this capital, a host city for immigrants. | On this line, a commission was set up whose task would be…
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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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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

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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Thousands pay respects to George Floyd as Minneapolis cop is arraigned on murder charges
wsws.org | 2020-06-09
Protests demanding justice for Floyd and against police violence continued on Monday for the fourteenth day in a row.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/09/floy…

Protests erupt in Germany against police violence, racism and fascism
wsws.org | 2020-06-09
The outbreak of mass protests in the US against the police murder of George Floyd was the spark that ignited demonstrations in Germany against the return of the far right and the growth of unemployment and social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/09/demo…

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…

Across Canada tens of thousands join protests against police violence
wsws.org | 2020-06-09
Whilst the trigger for the demonstrations was the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters emphasized that police violence and racism are similarly rampant in Canada.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/09/capr…

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…

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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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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White House Tries to Link US Protests to Venezuelan Government
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-09
The best part of a major, nationwide protest movement is having someone to blame.

White House Tries to Link US Protests to Venezuelan Government

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

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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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…

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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DC National Guardsmen Test Positive for COVID-19 After Largely Forgoing Face Masks During Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-09
After being deployed to police tens of thousands of protesters in Washington, DC, for more than a week, the city's National Guard garrison has registered cases of COVID-19. The guardsmen rarely wore masks during their patrols.
sputniknews.com/us/202006091079570795-dc…

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

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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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…

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…

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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