Daily Archives: June 11, 2020

2020-06-11: News Headlines

Calvin Deutschbein (2020-06-12). Police target journalists. workers.org At 5 a.m. in Minneapolis on May 29, Omar Jimenez, a Black CNN reporter wearing press credentials and reporting live on camera on the rebellion against the police murder of George Floyd, was arrested along with the news crew. About a block away, a second CNN crew of white journalists . . . |

Bill Hackwell (2020-06-12). Distortions and Attempts to Undermine the Cuban Medical Brigades Will Not Succeed. dissidentvoice.org Cuban medical brigade returning from Italy (Photo: Ismael Fransisco Gonzalez) Every evening for the past two and a half months the people of Cuba have come out on their streets and porches to applaud and cheer for the 3,000 members of the Henry Reeve medical brigades who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on the front …

Larry Holmes (2020-06-12). The anti-police uprising and the emergence of a vital force in the class struggle: youth. workers.org Larry Holmes gave this speech, which has been slightly edited, on a Workers World Party webinar June 4 on "No to Martial Law! Defend the Uprising!" What we've seen over the last week is the largest national uprising against the police and systemic police racism in U.S. history. That's all . . . |

Makasi Motema (2020-06-12). The questions facing a revolutionary uprising. workers.org When the Third Precinct burned, the world trembled. The sacking of the Minneapolis police station by unarmed demonstrators last week was an unprecedented act of resistance. Never in living memory have the masses of oppressed people in the U.S. struck such a devastating blow against the ruling class and their . . . |

Jason Holland (2020-06-12). The Implications of Social Hierarchy and Questioning the Right to Rule. dissidentvoice.org Society must return to truth or cease to exist. — Pyotr Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread, 1892 In these times the establishment continues to bellow out hippie like rhetoric that we're all in this together, that we must find unity and peace, put down our differences, sing kum ba yah, and hug this shit out. …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-11). The Role of Police in a Racist-Capitalist Society. Defunding and Dismantling the US Police Being Fiercely Debated. globalresearch.ca Since the videotaped violent murder of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, there has been an upsurge in antiracist and anti-police brutality demonstrations and rebellions spanning across the United States. | When Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old woman …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-11). US Sanctions Drive Oil Tankers Away from Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Washington seeks to choke off Venezuela's main source of income.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-11). The Globalization of War. America's "Long War" against Humanity. globalresearch.ca America's hegemonic project in…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-11). Greek-Italian Maritime Deal Disrupts Turkey's Endeavour for East Mediterranean Dominance. globalresearch.ca Greece and Italy signed a historic agreement yesterday that demarcates the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the two countries in the Ionian Sea. The agreement signed between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio has …

Norman Solomon (2020-06-11). Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class. zcomm.org Economic injustice is vital to the entire U.S. power structure. While many people of all races suffer as a result, people of color are at much greater risk…

Ben Norton (2020-06-11). Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing. thegrayzone.com On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The…

Ben Norton (2020-06-11). Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO. thegrayzone.com Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales,…

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-11). The Afghan-Pakistani Rapprochement Complicates India's Hybrid War Plans. asia-pacificresearch.com

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-06-11). New Evidence Suggests Turkey Preparing for Libya-Style Military Intervention in Yemen. mintpressnews.com Turkey is sending advisors and weapons into Yemen and flexing its influence in the war-torn country as it seeks to expand its power across the Middle East.

Tony Norfield (2020-06-11). Viruses & imperialism. mronline.org Despite conspiracy theories, there is no evidence whatsoever that the virus was manufactured in or escaped from a laboratory, in China or anywhere else. Such accusations ignore how easy viral transmission can be when other factors come into play.

Rostam Pourzal (2020-06-11). Iran's skyrocketing stock exchange signals historic political shift. mronline.org In Iran, this spring brings a historic opportunity for neoliberal opposition parties personified by President Rouhani. The utopian dream will now get its first chance to prove itself as a cash-starved Islamic Republic embarks on its boldest ever embrace of privatization of state-owned companies.

Cooper Feste and Dariel Hernandez (2020-06-11). Pandemic reveals worker exploitation in Texas meatpacking industry. liberationnews.org Across Texas, workers, many of them Black or immigrants from Mexico and Central and South America, have been forced back to work at job sites that are unsafe and even deadly…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-11). Poster exhibition shows glimpses of dying capitalist system and flickers of a new world. peoplesdispatch.org "In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay," wrote Marxist art historian Ernst Fischer seven decades ago, "Art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it." | The future of the world hangs in the balance. The coronavirus pandemic has deepened existing inequalities and issues while presenting unforeseen challenges to crumbling public infrastructure in many countries. This historic moment has revealed that there are two dominant paradigms, one that favors life and the well-being of the people, and one that favors capital and accumulation. | The corona-crisis has revealed th…

A Guest Author (2020-06-11). Venezuelan Embassy Protectors hail legal victory. workers.org By Embassy Protectors, Popular Resistance The following is a slightly edited statement made by the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors on June 3. Washington, D.C. — The federal charge of "interfering with certain protective functions" levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing before . . . |

MBNJSD (2020-06-11). Defund the Police, Defund the Military. dissidentvoice.org Defund the police, defund the military (Credit: CODEPINK) On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation's capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-11). Nord Stream 2 Trade Geopolitics: Towards a US-Germany "Tariff War". Washington Threatens Germany with Sanctions. globalresearch.ca The United States continues to threaten Germany with sanctions if the European country proceeds with the Nord Stream 2 project — a strategic partnership with Russia to build a large gas pipeline that would facilitate the energy flow between Russia …

pip.hinman (2020-06-11). Experts tell royal commission: 'Warming climate to blame for Black Summer fires'. greenleft.org.au

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-11). Colombia jails policemen who discovered 2018 election fraud conspiracy. colombiareports.com A judge agreed to jail the policemen who discovered Colombia's ruling party plotted with the mafia to rig the 2018 elections in favor of President Ivan Duque. In a controversial…

RT (2020-06-11). Netanyahu hails Trump's sanctions against 'corrupt & biased' International Criminal Court. rt.com Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has praised US President Donald Trump and his administration for sanctioning the International Criminal Court (ICC). Both countries have been targeted by the court with probes into alleged war crimes. | "I would like to thank the president for his leadership in sanctioning the corrupt and biased international court obsessed with a witch hunt against Israel and the United States," Netanyahu said during a press conference on Thursday. | The Israeli PM has invoked the anti-Semitism card as well, claiming that the ICC ultimately believes that the "Jews living in their historic homelan…

Staff (2020-06-11). U.S. Passes 2 Million Coronavirus Cases as States Lift Restrictions, Raising Fears of a Second Wave. democracynow.org The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has officially topped 2 million as states continue to ease stay-at-home orders and reopen their economies and more than a dozen see a surge in new infections. "I worry that what we've seen so far is an undercount and what we're seeing now is really just the beginning of another wave of infections spreading across the country," says Dr. Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Staff (2020-06-11). "He Didn't Deserve to Die Over $20": George Floyd's Brother Urges Congress to Stop Police Killings. democracynow.org A day after George Floyd's family laid him to rest in his hometown of Houston, his brother Philonise Floyd addressed lawmakers on Capitol Hill to demand an end to police violence. "I'm tired. I'm tired of pain," he told the House Judiciary Committee. "People of all backgrounds, genders and races have come together to demand change. Honor them. Honor George."

Staff (2020-06-11). Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today's Uprising. democracynow.org As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the country, we speak with historian and UCLA professor of African American studies Robin D.G. Kelley. "We're not here by accident," Kelley says, crediting racial justice organizers for laying the groundwork for this moment over the last decade. "The real question now is whether or not this can be sustained."

Staff (2020-06-11). Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct After Heated Standoff with Police. democracynow.org In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response. Amid a days-long standoff, police removed barricades and abandoned their East Precinct building, and protesters moved into the area, declaring it "Free Capitol Hill." We go to Seattle to speak with Omari Salisbury, a citizen journalist who has been live-streaming the uprising and police crackdown.

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-06-11). The Powers That Be Are Ecstatic That the Left Believes the Biggest Problem Right Now Are Statues of Dead White Men. anti-empire.com In the US and the EU both, we've witnessed the biggest monetary heist in history. We're sailing into a depression that central banks have set up for us over the past two decades. And we're doing so in the worst possible condition thanks to the Draconian, harebrained and unnecessary lockdowns that the politicians imposed on us. | Several of Empire's wars and occupations continue in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria. Tension is being needlessly cultivated with China and Russia, and the entire architecture of nuclear arms control is just about done being thrown in that trash bin of history. | Simultaneously the…

ahtribune (2020-06-11). The Spirit of Hoover's FBI is Revived under New Cyber-Warfare Protocols. ahtribune.com This week, the Grayzone's Gareth Porter exposed an important strategy led by the FBI to purge the internet of alternative media outlets who question the mainstream narratives being used to shepherd society into an Orwellian post-COVID world order. | Although FBI propagandists strewn throughout mainstream media have attempted to project the idea that the corrupt days of America's internal Gestapo operation led by J. Edgar Hoover are a thing of the past, the reality is that its days of COINTEL PRO, MK Ultra, assassinations and media manipulation of the 1960s and 1970s not only didn't go away but only amplified t…

CJ Hopkins (2020-06-11). Everything Was Ready for a Color-Revolution Coup Against Trump but He Refused to Bite. anti-empire.com So, the GloboCap-Resistance Unfortunately for the Resistance, Trum…

Pien Huang (2020-06-11). WHO Believes That Mass Protests Are Important Even in a 'Pandemic' Provided They're More Popular Than WHO. anti-empire.com In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization took time at its daily press conference to address another pressing issue: the wave of protests against police violence and racial injustice. The demonstrations began in the U.S. when George Floyd died on May 25 after a police officer had pressed a knee into his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while detaining him in Minneapolis. | The protests are now spreading around the world to Europe, Africa and other regions. | "WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds," said WHO director…

Robert Halfon (2020-06-11). Children More Likely to Be Hit by Lightning Than Die of Coronavirus, Oxford-Cambridge Analysis Finds. anti-empire.com School children under the age of 15 are more likely to be hit by lightning than die from coronavirus, new figures suggest, amid Scientists from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford have called for "rational debate" based on the "tiny" risk to children and have suggested that it might be better for youngsters to be exposed to the virus early so they are protected in later life when…

RT (2020-06-11). 'Unconstitutional & illegal!' Seattle mayor shocked by Trump's 'threat to invade' & clear out anarchist zone. rt.com Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has rebuffed US President Donald Trump's vow to send in troops to remove protesters occupying an abandoned police station if local officials don't act, saying it would be an "illegal" invasion. | Responding to the president's remarks earlier on Thursday — in which he threatened to directly intervene if Seattle officials don't "take back" the city — the mayor insisted any such move would violate the protesters' constitutional rights. | "Lawfully gathering and expressing First Amendment rights, demanding we do better as society… is not terrorism, it's patriotism," Durkan sa…

RT (2020-06-11). 'Literally putting a band-aid on racism': Iconic bandage company goes woke in latest corporate pander-fest. rt.com Band-Aid has released a line of bandages in five different skin tones, pledging to donate to Black Lives Matter to combat systemic racism. Unfortunately for its woke aspirations, the joke is right there in the brand name. | The brand posted an image of its new bandage colors fanned out from light to dark to Instagram on Thursday, accompanied by a verbose and somewhat stilted paean to diversity ("we are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones…") and a promise to make a donation to Black Lives Matter. | Tellingly, the size of the donation was…

Grace Blakeley (2020-06-11). Remembering the Crimes of Global Capitalism: "The Jakarta Method" globalresearch.ca Any self-identifying socialist will be met with the question at some point in their lives: How many people have been killed in the name of socialism? They might have pointed out in response that Soviet-style state socialism is about as …

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-11). The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya. But What's the Real Reason Its Warships Are in the Eastern Mediterranean? strategic-culture.org It's often said that the EU plays no role whatsoever in the conflict in Libya and takes no side. And given that Italy, being the odd man in Europe, supports the incumbent government and its ragtag coalition of soldiers and militias it employs fighting under the so-called GNA — whereas most EU countries are more aligned to General Haftar (supported by Russia, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia), it's easy to see how the EU can't take a single position. | But it has. Although at the end of May there was more waffling by the EU's foreign policy wonk, Spanish socialist Josep Borrell, who, undoubtedly frustrated by…

_____ (2020-06-11). Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Forms Around Emptied East Precinct. popularresistance.org The first night in the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that has formed in the wake of police giving up the week-long blockade of the East Precinct was rainy and peaceful and full of speeches from activists, agitators, poets, and socialist city council members. | "I guess whatever the fuck we're doing is effective," one organizer identified as Magik said over a megaphone early in the night as police were still clearing the area. "They are going to move up. They are going to get everybody out of here and we are free to move through these streets and protest and march." | "Yesterday we were on 11th and Pine.

Fight Back (2020-06-11). Thousands march for Black lives in Dallas. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On Saturday, June 6, about 5000 people rallied in 100-degree weather at Belo Garden Park across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, to demand justice for victims of police violence, community control of the police, and the resignation of Renee Hall, the chief of the Dallas Police Department. | The protest was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (DAARPR), Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington American Muslims for Palestine Dallas, Migrante Texas, and Black Youth Project 100-Dallas. First the crowd heard spe…

Palestinian BDS National Committee (2020-06-11). European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel's War on Palestine Solidarity. globalresearch.ca ECHR rules unanimously that French highest court's criminal conviction of Israel boycott advocates violates the European Convention on Human Rights' freedom of expression article | *** | The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Rima Najjar (2020-06-11). Don't Call Me Ishmael; Don't Call Me Israel‚Ää—‚ÄäCall Me One Democratic State! globalresearch.ca "Who excavates Muslim Palestinian graves and mosques in [Palestine's] depopulated towns and why?", "Recently," he goes on, "these desecrations have been on the increase‚Ää—‚ÄäIn the village of Beit Jibreen, in the …

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-11). Israel and the US Step Up Efforts to Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court. globalresearch.ca 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 …

South Front (2020-06-11). Video: Syrian Army Repelled Militant Attack in Southern Idlib. US Air Force C-130 Plane Crashed in Iraq. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces have repelled an attack on their positions in southern Idlib. | On June 8, forces of the Ghurfat Eamaliat wa-Harid al-Mu'minin coalition of al-Qaeda-linked militant groups stormed the villages of Tanjarah and Fattirah. …

South Front (2020-06-11). Video: Explosion Targets Russian Military Police Patrol in Northern Syria. Who Was Behind It? globalresearch.ca On June 9, an improvised explosive device exploded on the route of the patrol of the Russian Military Police near the town of Ayn al-Arab (also known as Kobani) in northern Syria. Initially, Kurdish sources claimed that at least 3 …

Staff (2020-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2020. democracynow.org As U.S. Confirms 2 Million Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations Surge in Many States, White House Coronavirus Task Force Goes Quiet as Mike Pence Flouts Social Distancing, British Research Backs Universal Adoption of Face Masks to Slow COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens as Global Infections Reach New Records, George Floyd's Brother Asks Congress to Ensure "His Death Is Not in Vain", Louisville, KY Police Filed Nearly Blank Report After Killing Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter Protests Held for 16th Consecutive Day, Statues of Columbus and Confederates Toppled in Cities Across U.S., Trump Will "Not Even Consi…

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-11). 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.

Juan Cole (2020-06-11). Russia shoots down "Ridiculous" Trump demand for Arms Embargo on Tehran. zcomm.org The Neoconservative wing of the Trump administration, which is dying to drag the United States into a war with Iran, suffered an embarrassing setback on Monday when its latest flimsy scheme crashed and burned.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-11). The Worst of All Possible Worlds? Echoes of Orwell's Dystopian 1984. Mass Surveillance, Police State Rule, Struggle to Survive… globalresearch.ca Longterm harm caused by US policies at home and abroad are far removed from a Panglossian best of all possible worlds view. | What's going on has echoes of Orwell's dystopian 1984. | Both right wings of the US war party wage …

Mehdi Hasan (2020-06-11). Boogaloo Movement Is Trying to Hijack Anti-Racist Protests for a Race War. zcomm.org These are heavily armed men, many of them with military training, looking for new and greater opportunities for violent protest…

Sebastian Murdock (2020-06-11). AOC Introduces Bill to Ban Police Use of Teargas on Domestic Protests. zcomm.org Though tear gas is banned in war, it's currently classified as a "riot control agent" that can be used for crowd control.

Vince Montes (2020-06-11). Capitalism and Coercion: Crisis in the Legitimacy of the U.S. State. globalresearch.ca The U.S. state appears to be facing a crisis of its legitimacy amid the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. The killing of George Floyd, yet another unarmed black man killed by the police, has erupted into popular protest. It is …

Fight Back (2020-06-11). Native Americans pull down Christopher Columbus statue at Minnesota Capitol. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – On June 10, Native Lives Matter, AIM of Twin Cities and AIM Patrol of Minneapolis led a protest that pulled down the 10-foot tall statue of Christopher Columbus that had stood in front of the Minnesota State Capitol since 1931. A couple hundred people cheered as protesters put a rope around Columbus's neck and dozens pulled until the statue came crashing down face-first. | Generations of children in the U.S. have been taught that Christopher Columbus was a hero that 'discovered America'. But for generations, Native Americans have made clear that Columbus represents the start of a genocidal Europe…

DOJ Alumni (2020-06-11). The DOJ and Attorney General Unlawful Actions in Response to Nationwide Protests against Racism. globalresearch.ca We write to you as alumni of the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ" or the "Department"). Collectively, we have served in both career and high-ranking politically-appointed positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Some of us …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-11). World over, people agitate against structural racism. peoplesdispatch.org Across the world, people are rising up against racial discrimination and injustice. These protests have been sparked by the murder of George Floyd in the US. But they are as much against the structural racism and oppression in their own contexts.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-11). Greeks say no to education system which only serves capitalist needs. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers and students in Greece observed an education strike on June 9, Tuesday, and staged protests across the country denouncing a controversial education bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government.

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Trump: Take back Seattle from 'domestic terrorists'. yenisafak.com US President Donald Trump late Wednesday complained that "domestic terrorists" have taken over Seattle, Washington amid George Floyd protests, putting the blame on Democratic governor and mayor."Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW ORDER," Trump said in one of his last tweets for the day.In a separate tweet, he urged Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to take back the control of the city."Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before," Tr…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-11). 6 Steps Toward Building Trust Between Black Americans and the Police. strategic-culture.org Defunding will only invite more, and bigger, problems. | Corey BROOKS | The brutal treatment of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, by former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has sparked protests across the country, as well as calls for abolishing police departments in major cities. Floyd's tragic death demands that we examine the underlying issues and systemic abuse within some police forces. But defunding the police will only invite more, and bigger, problems. | Instead, we should aim to restore the trust between the black community and the police, and implement commonsense reforms that will mak…

R. Robertson (2020-06-11). "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.

Fight Back (2020-06-11). Philippines: Denounce threats against protesters using Covid-19 as pretext. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement of Marco Valbuena, Chief Information Officer, Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Party denounces the Philippine National Police, whose spokesperson today, June 5, disparaged the mass actions against the Anti-Terror Bill saying the protesters compromised public health. The PNP's statement is a thinly veiled threat against the people's civil and political rights. | The PNP has now set the stage to stop further protest actions in an attempt to stop the mounting protest movement against the ATB. Earlier today, in the name of "public health," polic…

_____ (2020-06-11). Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis. popularresistance.org Seattle, WA – Dr. Nkeirika Banda's phone was vibrating. "I'm scared to check it," said the HealthPoint family medicine resident. Her mom, who lives in Zambia, is a worrier — and Banda had just sent her family a photo from the intersection of James Street and Sixth Avenue, where she was supporting the Seattle's Doctors for Justice rally against racism and police brutality. "So I obviously didn't tell her that I was coming [to the protest]," Banda said. | Banda and thousands of other health care professionals gathered at 10 a.m. June 6 at Harborview Medical Center in solidarity with Seattle's Black community.

_____ (2020-06-11). NYPD Accused Of Deliberately Targeting Legal Observers. popularresistance.org On Thursday evening before curfew, Rex Santus was standing alone on a quiet Mott Haven street corner when he caught the attention of NYPD officers passing in an unmarked minivan. As eight officers surrounded him, the 28-year-old CUNY law student identified himself as a legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild, and explained his intention to monitor a nearby protest against racist police brutality. | The officers accused him of "illegal counter-surveillance against police," Santus said. They seized his notebook, reading from it and mocking him for writing that some cops had obscured their badge numbers. As t…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-11). Finnish communist youth slam proposal to remove friendship memorials. peoplesdispatch.org A Conservative MP in Finland has proposed the removal of the Hakaniemi World Peace Statue in Helsinki and the Friendship of Peoples Monument in Ità§keskus, both symbolic of friendship with the people of Russia…

Andrew Gibbs, Abigail Hatcher (2020-06-11). [Commentary] Covert family planning as a symbol of agency for young, married women. thelancet.com Family planning has long been seen as both a marker and a potential driver of women's autonomy and overall population health. Family planning is strongly linked to child and women's health outcomes, and tends to be better for nearly every household measure [1,2].

Marwa Osman (2020-06-11). Israel's Arbitrary Detentions—MES EP.57. thealtworld.com Tough Israel regularly arrests Palestinians and keeps them under illegal detention for months, the number of such arrests have risen in the last couple of months. In complete violation of all established human rights norms, Israel has continued the practice of holding Palestinian detainees without any charge or formal trial for months before they are formally charged with baseless accusations and unfairly tried or released. | To discuss this issue with us from Madrid is Alberto Garcia Watson, activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement. | Dozens of people in the southern countryside of Syria's no…

VINS (2020-06-11). Alternatives to Policing—The Case for Public Health and Community Development Investments. projectcensored.org By Amber Yang As outrage sparks over police brutality, systemic racism, and socio-economic inequality, activists are calling to defund police. Despite other calls for anti-bias training, civilian review processes, and…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-11). Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled in Saint Paul. unicornriot.ninja Saint Paul, MN — Joining a new nationwide cleanse of racist monuments, the Christoper Columbus statue at Minnesota's Capitol building is one of the latest to be torn down. | On Wednesday evening over a hundred people came to take part in toppling a statue of…

_____ (2020-06-11). Council Confirms Dominic Cummings 'spare cottage' — had no planning consent, pays no council tax. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: On June 2nd, we reported that the highly controversial Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a "spare cottage" at his father's farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. The whole event turned into a public relations disaster for Boris …

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-06-11). Assassination of Indigenous leader Domingo Choc sparks outrage. peoplesdispatch.org In the early hours of June 6, Indigenous leader Domingo Choc Che was burned alive by a group of neighbors, in the Chimay community, in the municipality of San Luis, in the El Petén department of Guatemala. The people who perpetrated this horrendous crime accused Domingo of being a "witch". | His murder has prompted indignation across the country. The Indigenous population has fiercely rejected the persecution of those who practice Mayan spiritualism. Conservative Christian religious groups, evoking a nefarious practice of colonial rule, encourage and carry out this persecution in labeling Indigenous spirituality…

Zoe PC (2020-06-11). 8 months after coup in Bolivia, another report debunks claims of electoral fraud. peoplesdispatch.org A new study published by researchers from the United States debunks the claim of the Bolivian far-right and the Organization of American States that Evo Morales' party had committed electoral fraud in the 2019 general elections…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2020-06-11). Snowpiercer (2013): The Fate of Capitalism as a Globalist Runaway Train. globalresearch.ca "Western countries see the rest of the world as their playing field fit only for exploitation." — Pramoedya Ananta Toer in "The "global playing field" is "level" only from the perspective of the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-11). Open Wounds: Sweden Drops the Killing of Olof Palme Case. globalresearch.ca It's the sort of thing that ruffled the image of a composed and tranquil existence. In some countries, doing away with political leaders is a periodic affair, deemed necessary to clean the stables. But in Sweden, change is barely discernible, …

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2020-06-11). Today's Movement for Racial Justice. The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. globalresearch.ca Walking through the park this weekend I noticed a man on a bench reading Metaxas' acclaimed biography of German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And it occurred to me then and there that this is indeed a moment …

Daniel Broudy (2020-06-11). Video: Who Wants to be a Slave? The Technocratic Convergence of Humans and Data. globalresearch.ca Marshall McLuhan observed in the 1960s that humans are toolmakers whose tools eventually reshape them. | Fifty years hence, we suggest that the aphorism should include 'rewire' humans as the present age of the internet serves as the global nervous system …

Greg Mitchell (2020-06-11). The Truth about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. globalresearch.ca Chris Wallace of Fox News has published his first book, Countdown 1945. It's about the final days of the run-up to dropping the atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You might have hoped that it would be a bit contrarian …

_____ (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 …

Abdul Rahman (2020-06-11). Rising threat of disintegration of Yemen and the role of the Islah party. peoplesdispatch.org Though the Southern Transitional Council in Aden is supported by the UAE, its real legitimacy is rooted in its attempts to counter the rising Saudi interference in Yemeni politics through puppets such as the Islah party…

Raul Diego (2020-06-11). The Eugenicist's Playbook: Politicized Science Is Making a Comeback in the Age of COVID-19. mintpressnews.com Racism has spread under the guise of science for centuries and continues today with claims that African American and other minority communities have a genetic predisposition to COVID-19.

_____ (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 …

Sandy Barnard (2020-06-11). Natural Gas Is Destroying the Climate and Our Lungs. peoplespolicyproject.org The F…

excerpt (2020-06-11). 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 (2020-06-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Precautions for a summer of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With the onset of warmer weather and more and more states loosening their COVID-19 restrictions, lots of folks are wondering about some summer staples, like cookouts and a day at the beach or pool. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses how you can minimize your …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-11). 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 (2020-06-11). The importance of self-care during difficult times. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you are struggling with overwhelming feelings, added anxiety, stress and fear, you are not alone. "We are in the midst of a dual pandemic of COVID-19 and social unrest caused by racism which affects all members of our communities," says Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir, co-chair of Diversity and Inclusion in Mayo Clinic's department of Psychiatry …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-11). 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) …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-11). 5G, the New Track of the Arms Race. globalresearch.ca At Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada — announces the Pentagon — construction of a 5G experimental network will begin in July. It will become operational in January 2021. | The Red Flag, the most important air manoeuvre in the United …

yenisafak (2020-06-11). EASA awards first certification for fully electric commercial aircraft. yenisafak.com The EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified a fully electric two-seater airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, for the first time, the aviation body announced Thursday.The first type certification worldwide of a fully electric aircraft will pave the way for environmentally sustainable and emission-free aviation, the statement noted.Calling the move an exciting breakthrough, EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said: "This is the first electric aircraft EASA has certified but it will certainly not be the last, as the aviation industry pursues new technologies to reduce noise and emissions and to improve the susta…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Cherry season ensues in Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com Syrian civilians have started harvesting cherries in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the northwest of the country amid relatively secure environment since cease-fire agreement inked between Turkey and Russia on March 5.Idlib is home to hundreds of thousands of cherry trees.However, farmers returning to their homes after the cease-fire have been badly affected by skyrocketing fertilization, tree pruning, transportation and fuel prices."We suffered a lot during the migration period. We returned to our land after the cease-fire. We look forward to this month every year," Syrian farmer Haci Ahmet Muhammad told Anadol…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Turkey's Istanbul Airport partially resumes int'l flights. yenisafak.com The Istanbul Airport partially resumed on Thursday to international flights, which have been suspended for two months as part of the normalization process from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines began scheduling flights again from Istanbul Airport to Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.Entry was limited only to passengers, who started to come to the airport early in the day and had their temperatures taken upon arrival with thermal camera.Social distance rules were also followed both by passengers and airport personnel.Turkish Airlines' first scheduled flight was made…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Norway mosque attacker sentenced to 21 years in prison. yenisafak.com A Norwegian court on Thursday sentenced a man who staged an attack at a mosque to 21 years in prison, the maximum prison term possible, according to local media reports.On Aug. 10 last year, Philip Manshaus, killed his 17-years-old stepsister at home and stormed the nearest mosque during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baerum, outside Oslo.Manshaus opened fire on people in the mosque but was overpowered by one of the men in the mosque. One elderly man was injured.He was charged with the murder of his stepsister and the terrorist attack at the Al-Noor Islamic Center and found quilty, according to the Norwegia…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Pakistan blasts 'extra-judicial' killing of 9 Kashmiris. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Monday accused Indian security forces of killing nine Kashmiri youths in so-called security operations in disputed Jammu and Kashmir."Pakistan strongly condemns unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in acts of state-terrorism perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK)," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, referring to killing of nine suspected militants in the last 24 hours in two separate gunfights in the Shopian district of the disputed valley."Several houses in the area were also destroyed and pellet guns and tear gas used against i…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). India reports largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in India rose to 8,102 and the number of cases reached 286,579 after the highest single-day spike of 357 fatalities and 9,996 cases reported in the past 24 hours, according the Ministry of Health on Thursday.According to the data, the number of active cases stands at 137,448, while 141,028 people have recovered so far.Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 94,041 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 36,841 and Delhi with 32,810.So far, healthcare professionals have performed 5,213,140 tests as of June 11, 9.00 a.m. (1530GMT), said the Indian Council…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Coronavirus: Oman reports 1,067 new cases, 5 new deaths. yenisafak.com Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region reported new COVID-19 cases and virus-linked fatalities on Thursday.In Oman, 1,067 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 19,954, according to the Health Ministry.The Gulf country also confirmed five more deaths, bringing the tally to 89.A total of 6,632 patients have recovered from the virus so far.Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi asked the public to limit family visits, and adhere to physical distance, wear face masks and observe precautionary measures.Bahrain's Health Ministry said that out of the 7,776 COVID-19 tests car…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). England's COVID-19 test and trace 'not perfect but fit for purpose'. yenisafak.com England's COVID-19 Trace and Track is functioning effectively nationwide even though it can still be improved, programm…

yenisafak (2020-06-11). Ethiopia urges Egypt to stop pressure over Nile dam. yenisafak.com Ethiopia has urged Egypt to stop "exerting external diplomatic pressure" while the trilateral talks on the Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing have resumed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday.The call came in a press release issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Energy at the end of the second-day of trilateral talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.The negotiations restarted recently after the collapse of US-sponsored talks last February with Ethiopia quitting, saying US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin openly sided with Egypt by calling on Ethiop…

Global Research News (2020-06-11). Selected Articles: Israel's Illegal Annexation of West Bank. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-11). How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington. strategic-culture.org Morgan PALUMBO, Jessice DRAPER | It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn't even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it's worth telling the story of how Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari money flooded the nation's capital and, in the process, American policy went down for the count. | The fight began three years ago this month. Sure, the pugilists hadn't really liked each other that much before then, but what happened in 2017 was the foreign-policy e…

C Dettwiler, U Gasche and N Ramseyer (2020-06-11). 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.

Labor Video Project (2020-06-11). "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.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-11). Is coronavirus Covid-19 stalking residents in Oakland, and Alameda County? indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

Repost (2020-06-11). 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.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-11). U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally. indybay.org "In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout "New Spain" and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due next week.

Faith in Action, NAACP, UNIDOS US, others (2020-06-11). Thursday 6/11: #Equity For All Forum: Racial Equity in HEROES Act & End Anti-Black Police Brutality! indybay.org Online…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-11). Coronavirus transmission slowed in the UK but epidemic may continue for months. imperial.ac.uk COVID-19 has slowed in the UK, but despite a drop in transmission rate the epidemic remains likely to continue for months, according to new analysis.

_____ (2020-06-11). Confederate Statues And Christopher Columbus Toppled. popularresistance.org People are showing their anger at the white supremacy and racism that continue in the United States in multiple ways. Confederate statutes have become a target in Richmond, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for almost the whole US Civil War. On Monument Avenue, the statue of Davis, a Mississippi Democrat who served as the president of the Confederacy from 1861 until 1865, was among three statutes torn down within the past week in Richmond. Saturday, a statue of Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham was toppled from its pedestal. Tuesday, a statue of Christopher Columbus was to…

_____ (2020-06-11). Dangerous US Military Presence In Poland And Eastern Europe. popularresistance.org Washington is upping the ante on Moscow. The message appears to be 'surrender to western capital or we will continue to militarily encircle your nation'. A new and deadly arms race that could easily lead to a shooting war is underway with the US leading the pack. | The US has chosen Poland as the perfect location to sharpen the tip of the Pentagon's spear. | The US already has roughly 4,000 troops in Poland. Warsaw has signed an agreement with Washington that provides for setting up storage of Pentagon heavy military equipment in its territory. The Polish side provides the land and the US-NATO are supplying the m…

_____ (2020-06-11). Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Its Time To Defund The US Military. popularresistance.org While the U.S. war on the black population at home is now exposed for all of America—and the world—to see, the victims of U.S. wars abroad continue to be hidden. Trump has escalated the horrific wars he inherited from Obama, dropping more bombs and missiles in 3 years than either Bush II or Obama did in their first terms. When retired generals speak out against Trump's desire to deploy active-duty troops on America's streets, we should understand that they are defending precisely this double standard. Just as we are exposing the rot in U.S. police forces and calling for defunding the police, so we mus…

_____ (2020-06-11). Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Larry Wilkerson. popularresistance.org Powerful. That's how I'd describe today's episode. A deep dive into the mind of COL(R) Larry Wilkerson, his career as a U.S. Army officer to include combat in Vietnam, his close professional relationship with Colin Powell, his time at the State Department during the Bush II era, his thoughts on various conflicts to include Iraq and Syria, and his thoughts on the murder of George Floyd amidst the COVID-19 era. | Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorsh…

_____ (2020-06-11). Black Workers Face Two Of The Most Lethal Preexisting Conditions For COVID-19. popularresistance.org "We're all in this together" has become a rallying cry during the coronavirus pandemic. While it is true that COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way, the magnitude and nature of the impact has been anything but universal. Evidence to date suggests that black and Hispanic workers face much more economic and health insecurity from COVID-19 than white workers. | Although the current strain of the coronavirus is one that humans have never experienced before, the disparate racial impact of the virus is deeply rooted in historic and ongoing social and economic injustices. Persistent racial disparities in health sta…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-10). Police, Protests, And Human Transformation: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com One of the many good things coming out of these protests is a widening mainstream awareness of what a garbage president Obama was. | ~ | "Without the police you'd have vigilantism!" | Vigilantism? You mean like when a band of armed thugs inflict extrajudicial violence upon someone who pissed them off? Like the police do constantly? | ~ | Right wingers seem completely incapable of distinguishing between the ideology that's all about holding massive demonstrations with the goal of dismantling the police and the ideology that's all about kneeling in front of cameras wearing Kente cloth. This makes cross-ideological…

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

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 …

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…

WSWS (2020-06-10). Protests erupt in Syria as the economy collapses. wsws.org The Syrian pound has fallen precipitously following Lebanon's economic crisis last October and now the US's Caesar Act allowing President Donald Trump to impose fresh sanctions.

RFE (2020-06-10). Iran To Shut Down Several TV Channels Beaming Programs To Other Countries. iranian.com Iran's state television may have to shut down several foreign language channels due to financial strains caused by sanctions, mismanagement, falling viewership figures and long-standing differences between the state broadcaster and the presidential administration. Payman Jebelli, the head of the external services of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting organization (IRIB) told Fars news agency …

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…

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2020-06-10). What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? Speaking to Journalist Wafaa Aludaini. counterpunch.org Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza's recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel's wars impacted Aludaini's life as much as

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 …

_____ (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…

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. …

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.

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-10). Step one, movement demands 'DEFUND POLICE!'. workers.org June 8 — Today marks the two-week anniversary of the public legal lynching of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. Thousands have filed by his open casket to pay their respects. And on June 9, Floyd will be buried in his hometown of Houston. New York City protest. Within . . . |

Alex Colwell and Mark Herrera (2020-06-10). Decades of struggle: Dallas-Fort Worth pushes back racism. workers.org 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 has exposed or the recent rise in police violence against Black lives. Then, on . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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.

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 . . . |

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-10). In Astonishing Move, Both Defense Secretary Esper and Joint Chiefs Chair Milley Tell Troops to Defend Constitution and People's Freedom, Not President. counterpunch.org President Trump really went a bridge too far with his bizarre Bible photo op and his order for federal troops to attack peaceful White House protesters to allow him to exit his white house bunker and walk unimpeded across the street to a church to have his photo taken holding it up (after having it

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…

RT (2020-06-10). Putin stresses importance of Libya ceasefire in phone call with Erdogan. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday and stressed the importance of a ceasefire in Libya as soon as possible, the Kremlin's press service said. | The two leaders expressed "mutual concern over the mass armed clashes ongoing in the country," the statement said. Putin also stressed the need for renewed inter-Libyan dialogue. | Discussing Syria, Putin and Erdogan underlined the need to implement Russian-Turkish agreements on the Idlib de-escalation zone. | The presidents discussed joint efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, and noted the…

Michael Sasso (2020-06-10). OOOPS: Black Business Ownership Collapses by 41% in US Lockdowns. anti-empire.com The Covid-19 economic shutdown has hurt African American businesses the most among racial and ethnic groups in U.S., with a 41% decline of black owners from February to April, a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows. | While the pandemic has hit entrepreneurs across the board, closing some 3.3 million small businesses at least temporarily, the sidelining of

RT (2020-06-10). Poland to open EU borders on Saturday, allow international flights from Tuesday. rt.com Poland will open its borders with fellow European Union countries on Saturday and allow international flights from next Tuesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday. The country closed its borders to visitors in March to stop the spread of the coronavirus. | "In some countries… this pandemic is still behaving in a very disturbing way," Morawiecki said, adding that Warsaw will now limit opening borders to EU states. | Poland has seen a recent rise in infections, mostly around coal mines in the south. On Monday, 599 new cases were reported — a record. As of Wednesday morning, the country o…

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). 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…

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…

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). Thomas Lane, one of ex-cops charged over George Floyd's death posts $750,000 bail & leaves jail. rt.com One of the four Minneapolis police officers charged over the killing of George Floyd has been released from custody after making bail, which had been conditionally set at $750,000. | Former officer Thomas Lane was released from the Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, local media reported, citing jail records. Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter in relation to Floyd's death in late May. The victim was killed after fellow officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest. | Lane's attorney, Earl Gray, has said the case…

RT (2020-06-10). Thomas Lane, one of ex-cops charged in George Floyd's death posts $750,000 bail & leaves jail. rt.com One of the four Minneapolis police officers charged for the killing of George Floyd has been released from custody after making bail, which had been conditionally set at $750,000. | Former officer Thomas Lane was released from the Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, local media reported, citing jail records. Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter in relation to Floyd's death in late May, who was killed after fellow officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest. | Lane's attorney, Earl Gray, has said the case against…

RT (2020-06-10). Rocket blast hits Baghdad's Green Zone, triggers sirens at US Embassy on eve of 'strategic dialogue'. rt.com At least one rocket was fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in the Iraqi capital, with a loud blast reported in the area. The attack reportedly resulted in no casualties and only minor damage. | A Katyusha rocket landed within the Green Zone in the early hours of Thursday morning, setting off sirens at the US Embassy, Reuters reported, citing a witness. Nobody was killed in the blast, according to Iraq's Security Media Cell, which added that the rocket is believed to have been fired from a nearby sports stadium. | A local reporter shared footage of the aftermath of the explosion, purporting to…

RT (2020-06-10). Cracked silo at under-construction UK nuclear plant releases DUST CLOUD after accident. rt.com A silo at Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset has suffered structural damage, releasing a cloud of granulated slag into the surrounding area and temporarily halting work on the joint French-Chinese venture. | The 115-foot (35-meter) tower buckled at around 7: 30 am local time on Wednesday. Although initial reports were of an explosion, the smoke was in fact a cloud of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS), which was being used to reinforce the concrete, according to a spokesperson with Electricite de France (EDF). | No one was injured and no radiation was released in the incident, according to…

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). 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…

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 …

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.

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-10). There's a Crisis in US Capitalism. counterpunch.org U.S. economic policy now focuses on what is already the worst business cycle downturn since the 1929 crash. As data accumulate, it may well prove to be the worst in global capitalism's entire history. Forty million jobless U.S. workers find incomes lost, savings disappearing and over-indebted family finances worsening.

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. thealtworld.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. | MPN— Chaos and dysfunction ruled yesterday, as Georgians went to the polls amid a pandemic that has already claimed over 2,000 lives in the state. Within minutes, many of the state's new voting machines had crashed, resulting in massive waits for voters — up to four and a half hours in some localities. June temperatures topped 90 degrees, with many forced to stand in line until after 11 p.m. to cast their ballot. Mayor of Atlanta, Keish…

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). 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…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-10). Cristina Lombana, the village idiot of Colombia's Supreme Court? colombiareports.com The seemingly endless absurdities of magistrate Cristina Lombana are increasingly becoming an embarrassment for Colombia's Supreme Court. Lombana has been a problem ever since President Ivan Duque appointed the former…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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

Charles Pierson (2020-06-10). Trump Loves Democracy…in Hong Kong. counterpunch.org As you run from the tear gas militarized police are firing as you protest racist murders by cops, you can take solace in the fact that the Trump Administration is terribly upset that democracy is being crushed in Hong Kong.

IMEMC News (2020-06-10). Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians in Hebron. imemc.org Many Palestinians suffered, late on Tuesday at night, from the severe effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters towards a peaceful Palestinian protest in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local media sources and eyewitnesses reported that the …

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 …

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 …

WSWS (2020-06-10). UK: Johnson government demands police repression of George Floyd protests. wsws.org Tory MPs as well as Labourites denounced "thuggery" and "violent" protesters, focusing on the tearing down of the statue of a Bristol slave trader Edward Colston.

WSWS (2020-06-10). Youth protests and worker strikes show mounting social opposition in Brazil. wsws.org Strikes and job actions are intersecting with protests of tens by thousands of youth who have joined the international wave of demonstrations against police violence.

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

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 …

WSWS (2020-06-10). Proponents of racial politics react with hostility to multi-racial protests against police murder of George Floyd. wsws.org Democratic Party officials and their black nationalist supporters have denounced white "outside agitators."

WSWS (2020-06-10). George Floyd laid to rest as nationwide protests over police violence continue. wsws.org The murder of Floyd, caught on bystander cellphone video in excruciating detail, has served as a catalyst for the largest nationwide and international outpouring of political opposition in decades.

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.

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…

IMEMC News (2020-06-10). Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, six young Palestinian men, after the army invaded the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked protesters. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired gas bombs at many Palestinians protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers also chased many …

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…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-06-10). It's time for a new approach to end police brutality. thecanary.co The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May has been followed by waves of protests and outrage across the US and the world. Unfortunately, there's little new in any of this, as we've been here before with US police assaulting and killing Black people. And these attacks and killings have also been followed by mass protests and unrest. | Dr Cornel West, who

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.

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.

sputniknews (2020-06-10). Amazon Puts One-Year Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology. sputniknews.com Tech giants question whether face detecting technologies should be used by law enforcement agencies, as protests against police brutality continue in the United States following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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…

_____ (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

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.

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). 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). 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…

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…

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…

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…

2020-06-11: Social Media Postees

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The Implications of Social Hierarchy and Questioning the Right to Rule
Jason Holland | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-12
Society must return to truth or cease to exist.

PDF of June 11 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-12
Download 12-page PDF here. Tear down the walls: Prisons and class war; Texas jail is COVID hotspot. Special issue dedicated to George Floyd: Step one, movement demands 'DEFUND POLICE!' No Pride without justice!; Calif. Labor condemns murder; Racist monuments down; Why generals rebuked Trump; Police brutality in Buffalo; Journalists under . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 11 issue at Workers.org
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Distortions and Attempts to Undermine the Cuban Medical Brigades Will Not Succeed
Bill Hackwell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-12
Cuban medical brigade returning from Italy (Photo: Ismael Fransisco Gonzalez) Every evening for the past two and a half months the people of Cuba have come out on their streets and porches to applaud and cheer for the 3,000 members of the Henry Reeve medical brigades who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on the front …
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Police target journalists
Calvin Deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-06-12
At 5 a.m. in Minneapolis on May 29, Omar Jimenez, a Black CNN reporter wearing press credentials and reporting live on camera on the rebellion against the police murder of George Floyd, was arrested along with the news crew. About a block away, a second CNN crew of white journalists . . . | Continue reading Police target journalists at Workers.org
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The anti-police uprising and the emergence of a vital force in the class struggle: youth
Larry Holmes | workers.org | 2020-06-12
Larry Holmes gave this speech, which has been slightly edited, on a Workers World Party webinar June 4 on "No to Martial Law! Defend the Uprising!" What we've seen over the last week is the largest national uprising against the police and systemic police racism in U.S. history. That's all . . . | Continue reading The anti-police uprising and the emergence of a vital force in the class struggle: youth at Workers.org
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The questions facing a revolutionary uprising
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-06-12
When the Third Precinct burned, the world trembled. The sacking of the Minneapolis police station by unarmed demonstrators last week was an unprecedented act of resistance. Never in living memory have the masses of oppressed people in the U.S. struck such a devastating blow against the ruling class and their . . . | Continue reading The questions facing a revolutionary uprising at Workers.org
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US Sanctions Drive Oil Tankers Away from Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-11
Washington seeks to choke off Venezuela's main source of income.
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The Role of Police in a Racist-Capitalist Society. Defunding and Dismantling the US Police Being Fiercely Debated
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Since the videotaped violent murder of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, there has been an upsurge in antiracist and anti-police brutality demonstrations and rebellions spanning across the United States. | When Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old woman …
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Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-11
On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The…
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Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-11
Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales,…
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The Afghan-Pakistani Rapprochement Complicates India's Hybrid War Plans
Andrew Korybko | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-11
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Defund the Police, Defund the Military
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-11
Defund the police, defund the military (Credit: CODEPINK) On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation's capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, …
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Defund the Police, defund the Military
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-11
Defund the police, defund the military (Credit: CODEPINK) On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation's capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, …
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Poster exhibition shows glimpses of dying capitalist system and flickers of a new world
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay," wrote Marxist art historian Ernst Fischer seven decades ago, "Art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it." | The future of the world hangs in the balance. The coronavirus pandemic has deepened existing inequalities and issues while presenting unforeseen challenges to crumbling public infrastructure in many countries. This historic moment has revealed that there are two dominant paradigms, one that favors life and the well-being of the people, and one that favors capital and accumulation. | The corona-crisis has revealed th…
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The Globalization of War. America's "Long War" against Humanity
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
America's hegemonic project in…
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New Evidence Suggests Turkey Preparing for Libya-Style Military Intervention in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-11
Turkey is sending advisors and weapons into Yemen and flexing its influence in the war-torn country as it seeks to expand its power across the Middle East.
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Greek-Italian Maritime Deal Disrupts Turkey's Endeavour for East Mediterranean Dominance
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Greece and Italy signed a historic agreement yesterday that demarcates the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the two countries in the Ionian Sea. The agreement signed between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio has …
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Remembering the Crimes of Global Capitalism: "The Jakarta Method"
Grace Blakeley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Any self-identifying socialist will be met with the question at some point in their lives: How many people have been killed in the name of socialism? They might have pointed out in response that Soviet-style state socialism is about as …
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Russia shoots down "Ridiculous" Trump demand for Arms Embargo on Tehran
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-06-11
The Neoconservative wing of the Trump administration, which is dying to drag the United States into a war with Iran, suffered an embarrassing setback on Monday when its latest flimsy scheme crashed and burned.
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Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct After Heated Standoff with Police
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-11
In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response. Amid a days-long standoff, police removed barricades and abandoned their East Precinct building, and protesters moved into the area, declaring it "Free Capitol Hill." We go to Seattle to speak with Omari Salisbury, a citizen journalist who has been live-streaming the uprising and police crackdown.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/11/seattle_c…

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today's Uprising
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-11
As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the country, we speak with historian and UCLA professor of African American studies Robin D.G. Kelley. "We're not here by accident," Kelley says, crediting racial justice organizers for laying the groundwork for this moment over the last decade. "The real question now is whether or not this can be sustained."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/11/robin_dg_…

"He Didn't Deserve to Die Over $20": George Floyd's Brother Urges Congress to Stop Police Killings
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-11
A day after George Floyd's family laid him to rest in his hometown of Houston, his brother Philonise Floyd addressed lawmakers on Capitol Hill to demand an end to police violence. "I'm tired. I'm tired of pain," he told the House Judiciary Committee. "People of all backgrounds, genders and races have come together to demand change. Honor them. Honor George."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/11/philonise…

U.S. Passes 2 Million Coronavirus Cases as States Lift Restrictions, Raising Fears of a Second Wave
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-11
The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has officially topped 2 million as states continue to ease stay-at-home orders and reopen their economies and more than a dozen see a surge in new infections. "I worry that what we've seen so far is an undercount and what we're seeing now is really just the beginning of another wave of infections spreading across the country," says Dr. Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/11/dr_craig_…

Nord Stream 2 Trade Geopolitics: Towards a US-Germany "Tariff War". Washington Threatens Germany with Sanctions
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
The United States continues to threaten Germany with sanctions if the European country proceeds with the Nord Stream 2 project

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Trump's Priority Is Protecting Profits
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-06-11
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-…

Netanyahu hails Trump's sanctions against 'corrupt & biased' International Criminal Court
rt.com | 2020-06-11
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has praised US President Donald Trump and his administration for sanctioning the International Criminal Court (ICC). Both countries have been targeted by the court with probes into alleged war crimes. | "I would like to thank the president for his leadership in sanctioning the corrupt and biased international court obsessed with a witch hunt against Israel and the United States," Netanyahu said during a press conference on Thursday. | The Israeli PM has invoked the anti-Semitism card as well, claiming that the ICC ultimately believes that the "Jews living in their historic homelan…
rt.com/news/491568-netanyahu-trump-icc-s…

Video: Explosion Targets Russian Military Police Patrol in Northern Syria. Who Was Behind It?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
On June 9, an improvised explosive device exploded on the route of the patrol of the Russian Military Police near the town of Ayn al-Arab (also known as Kobani) in northern Syria. Initially, Kurdish sources claimed that at least 3 …
globalresearch.ca/video-ied-explosion-ta…

Video: Syrian Army Repelled Militant Attack in Southern Idlib. US Air Force C-130 Plane Crashed in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces have repelled an attack on their positions in southern Idlib. | On June 8, forces of the Ghurfat Eamaliat wa-Harid al-Mu'minin coalition of al-Qaeda-linked militant groups stormed the villages of Tanjarah and Fattirah. …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-repe…

The Spirit of Hoover's FBI is Revived under New Cyber-Warfare Protocols
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-11
This week, the Grayzone's Gareth Porter exposed an important strategy led by the FBI to purge the internet of alternative media outlets who question the mainstream narratives being used to shepherd society into an Orwellian post-COVID world order. | Although FBI propagandists strewn throughout mainstream media have attempted to project the idea that the corrupt days of America's internal Gestapo operation led by J. Edgar Hoover are a thing of the past, the reality is that its days of COINTEL PRO, MK Ultra, assassinations and media manipulation of the 1960s and 1970s not only didn't go away but only amplified t…
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Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Forms Around Emptied East Precinct
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
The first night in the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that has formed in the wake of police giving up the week-long blockade of the East Precinct was rainy and peaceful and full of speeches from activists, agitators, poets, and socialist city council members. | "I guess whatever the fuck we're doing is effective," one organizer identified as Magik said over a megaphone early in the night as police were still clearing the area. "They are going to move up. They are going to get everybody out of here and we are free to move through these streets and protest and march." | "Yesterday we were on 11th and Pine.
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The Worst of All Possible Worlds? Echoes of Orwell's Dystopian 1984. Mass Surveillance, Police State Rule, Struggle to Survive
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Longterm harm caused by US policies at home and abroad are far removed from a Panglossian best of all possible worlds view. | What's going on has echoes of Orwell's dystopian 1984. | Both right wings of the US war party wage …
globalresearch.ca/worst-all-possible-wor…

European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel's War on Palestine Solidarity
Palestinian BDS National Committee | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
ECHR rules unanimously that French highest court's criminal conviction of Israel boycott advocates violates the European Convention on Human Rights' freedom of expression article | *** | The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously today that the French highest court's …
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Don't Call Me Ishmael; Don't Call Me Israel‚Ää–‚ÄäCall Me One Democratic State!
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
"Who excavates Muslim Palestinian graves and mosques in [Palestine's] depopulated towns and why?", asks Haifa-based Palestinian advocate Jehad Abu-Rayya. | "Recently," he goes on, "these desecrations have been on the increase‚Ää–‚ÄäIn the village of Beit Jibreen, in the | …
globalresearch.ca/dont-call-me-ishmael-d…

Thousands march for Black lives in Dallas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-11
Dallas, TX – On Saturday, June 6, about 5000 people rallied in 100-degree weather at Belo Garden Park across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, to demand justice for victims of police violence, community control of the police, and the resignation of Renee Hall, the chief of the Dallas Police Department. | The protest was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (DAARPR), Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington American Muslims for Palestine Dallas, Migrante Texas, and Black Youth Project 100-Dallas. First the crowd heard spe…
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Thousands march for Black lives in Dallas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-11
Dallas, TX – On Saturday, June 6, about 5000 people rallied in 100-degree weather at Belo Garden Park across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, to demand justice for victims of police violence, community control of the police, and the resignation of Renee Hall, the chief of the Dallas Police Department. | The protest was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (DAARPR), Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington American Muslims for Palestine Dallas, Migrante Texas, and Black Youth Project 100-Dallas. First the crowd heard spe…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/10/thousands-ma…

Israel and the US Step Up Efforts to Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
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 …
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Israel's Arbitrary Detentions–MES EP.57
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-11
Tough Israel regularly arrests Palestinians and keeps them under illegal detention for months, the number of such arrests have risen in the last couple of months. In complete violation of all established human rights norms, Israel has continued the practice of holding Palestinian detainees without any charge or formal trial for months before they are formally charged with baseless accusations and unfairly tried or released. | To discuss this issue with us from Madrid is Alberto Garcia Watson, activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement. | Dozens of people in the southern countryside of Syria's no…
thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/israels-arbi…

Alternatives to Policing–The Case for Public Health and Community Development Investments
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-11
By Amber Yang As outrage sparks over police brutality, systemic racism, and socio-economic inequality, activists are calling to defund police. Despite other calls for anti-bias training, civilian review processes, and…
projectcensored.org/alternatives-to-poli…

Finnish communist youth slam proposal to remove friendship memorials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
A Conservative MP in Finland has proposed the removal of the Hakaniemi World Peace Statue in Helsinki and the Friendship of Peoples Monument in Ità§keskus, both symbolic of friendship with the people of Russia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/finnish-c…

"Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. I
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
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…

Greeks say no to education system which only serves capitalist needs
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
Teachers and students in Greece observed an education strike on June 9, Tuesday, and staged protests across the country denouncing a controversial education bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/greeks-sa…

Capitalism and Coercion: Crisis in the Legitimacy of the U.S. State
Vince Montes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
The U.S. state appears to be facing a crisis of its legitimacy amid the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. The killing of George Floyd, yet another unarmed black man killed by the police, has erupted into popular protest. It is …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-state-legitimacy-u…

World over, people agitate against structural racism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
Across the world, people are rising up against racial discrimination and injustice. These protests have been sparked by the murder of George Floyd in the US. But they are as much against the structural racism and oppression in their own contexts.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/world-ove…

The DOJ and Attorney General Unlawful Actions in Response to Nationwide Protests against Racism
DOJ Alumni | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
We write to you as alumni of the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ" or the "Department"). Collectively, we have served in both career and high-ranking politically-appointed positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Some of us …
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The DOJ and Attorney General Unlawful Actions in Response to Nationwide Protests against Racism
DOJ Alumni | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Dear Mr. Horowitz: | We write to you as alumni of the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ" or the "Department"). Collectively, we have served in both career and high-ranking politically-appointed positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Some of us …
globalresearch.ca/doj-alumni-letter-insp…

AOC Introduces Bill to Ban Police Use of Teargas on Domestic Protests
Sebastian Murdock | zcomm.org | 2020-06-11
Though tear gas is banned in war, it's currently classified as a "riot control agent" that can be used for crowd control.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/aoc-introduces-bil…

Boogaloo Movement Is Trying to Hijack Anti-Racist Protests for a Race War
Mehdi Hasan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-11
These are heavily armed men, many of them with military training, looking for new and greater opportunities for violent protest…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/boogaloo-movement-…

Native Americans pull down Christopher Columbus statue at Minnesota Capitol
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-11
Saint Paul, MN – On June 10, Native Lives Matter, AIM of Twin Cities and AIM Patrol of Minneapolis led a protest that pulled down the 10-foot tall statue of Christopher Columbus that had stood in front of the Minnesota State Capitol since 1931. A couple hundred people cheered as protesters put a rope around Columbus's neck and dozens pulled until the statue came crashing down face-first. | Generations of children in the U.S. have been taught that Christopher Columbus was a hero that 'discovered America'. But for generations, Native Americans have made clear that Columbus represents the start of a genocidal Europe…
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Trump: Take back Seattle from 'domestic terrorists'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
US President Donald Trump late Wednesday complained that "domestic terrorists" have taken over Seattle, Washington amid George Floyd protests, putting the blame on Democratic governor and mayor."Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW ORDER," Trump said in one of his last tweets for the day.In a separate tweet, he urged Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to take back the control of the city."Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before," Tr…
yenisafak.com/en/news/trump-take-back-se…

Russians Stirring Up Trouble: An Obama Retread Sees Moscow's Hand in Protests
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-11
If one ventures into the vast wasteland of American television it is possible to miss the truly ridiculous content that is promoted as news by the major networks. One particular feature of media-speak in the United States is the tendency of the professional reporting punditry to go seeking for someone to blame every time some development rattles the National Security plus Wall Street bubble that we all unfortunately live in. The talking heads have to such an extent sold the conclusion that China deliberately released a lethal virus to destroy western democracies that no one objects when Beijing is elevated from b…
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6 Steps Toward Building Trust Between Black Americans and the Police
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-11
Defunding will only invite more, and bigger, problems. | Corey BROOKS | The brutal treatment of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, by former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has sparked protests across the country, as well as calls for abolishing police departments in major cities. Floyd's tragic death demands that we examine the underlying issues and systemic abuse within some police forces. But defunding the police will only invite more, and bigger, problems. | Instead, we should aim to restore the trust between the black community and the police, and implement commonsense reforms that will mak…
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WHO Believes That Mass Protests Are Important Even in a 'Pandemic' Provided They're More Popular Than WHO
Pien Huang | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization took time at its daily press conference to address another pressing issue: the wave of protests against police violence and racial injustice. The demonstrations began in the U.S. when George Floyd died on May 25 after a police officer had pressed a knee into his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while detaining him in Minneapolis. | The protests are now spreading around the world to Europe, Africa and other regions. | "WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds," said WHO director…
anti-empire.com/who-believes-that-mass-p…

'Unconstitutional & illegal!' Seattle mayor shocked by Trump's 'threat to invade' & clear out anarchist zone
rt.com | 2020-06-11
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has rebuffed US President Donald Trump's vow to send in troops to remove protesters occupying an abandoned police station if local officials don't act, saying it would be an "illegal" invasion. | Responding to the president's remarks earlier on Thursday

Philippines: Denounce threats against protesters using Covid-19 as pretext
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-11
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement of Marco Valbuena, Chief Information Officer, Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Party denounces the Philippine National Police, whose spokesperson today, June 5, disparaged the mass actions against the Anti-Terror Bill saying the protesters compromised public health. The PNP's statement is a thinly veiled threat against the people's civil and political rights. | The PNP has now set the stage to stop further protest actions in an attempt to stop the mounting protest movement against the ATB. Earlier today, in the name of "public health," polic…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/11/philippines-…

Philippines: Denounce threats against protesters using Covid-19 as pretext
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-11
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement of Marco Valbuena, Chief Information Officer, Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Party denounces the Philippine National Police, whose spokesperson today, June 5, disparaged the mass actions against the Anti-Terror Bill saying the protesters compromised public health. The PNP's statement is a thinly veiled threat against the people's civil and political rights. | The PNP has now set the stage to stop further protest actions in an attempt to stop the mounting protest movement against the ATB. Earlier today, in the name of "public health," polic…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/11/philippi…

NYPD Accused Of Deliberately Targeting Legal Observers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
On Thursday evening before curfew, Rex Santus was standing alone on a quiet Mott Haven street corner when he caught the attention of NYPD officers passing in an unmarked minivan. As eight officers surrounded him, the 28-year-old CUNY law student identified himself as a legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild, and explained his intention to monitor a nearby protest against racist police brutality. | The officers accused him of "illegal counter-surveillance against police," Santus said. They seized his notebook, reading from it and mocking him for writing that some cops had obscured their badge numbers. As t…
popularresistance.org/nypd-accused-of-de…

[Commentary] Covert family planning as a symbol of agency for young, married women
Andrew Gibbs, Abigail Hatcher | thelancet.com | 2020-06-11
Family planning has long been seen as both a marker and a potential driver of women's autonomy and overall population health. Family planning is strongly linked to child and women's health outcomes, and tends to be better for nearly every household measure [1,2].
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30137-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Rising threat of disintegration of Yemen and the role of the Islah party
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
Though the Southern Transitional Council in Aden is supported by the UAE, its real legitimacy is rooted in its attempts to counter the rising Saudi interference in Yemeni politics through puppets such as the Islah party…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/rising-th…

Iran's skyrocketing stock exchange signals historic political shift
Rostam Pourzal | mronline.org | 2020-06-11
In Iran, this spring brings a historic opportunity for neoliberal opposition parties personified by President Rouhani. The utopian dream will now get its first chance to prove itself as a cash-starved Islamic Republic embarks on its boldest ever embrace of privatization of state-owned companies.
mronline.org/2020/06/11/irans-skyrocketi…

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors hail legal victory
| workers.org | 2020-06-11
By Embassy Protectors, Popular Resistance The following is a slightly edited statement made by the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors on June 3. Washington, D.C.

PDF of June 11 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-11
Download 12-page PDF here. Tear down the walls: Prisons and class war; Texas jail is COVID hotspot. Special issue dedicated to George Floyd: Step one, movement demands 'DEFUND POLICE!' No Pride without justice!; Calif. Labor condemns murder; Racist monuments down; Why generals rebuked Trump; Police brutality in Buffalo; Journalists under . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 11 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49257/?utm_source=rs…

The Eugenicist's Playbook: Politicized Science Is Making a Comeback in the Age of COVID-19
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-11
Racism has spread under the guise of science for centuries and continues today with claims that African American and other minority communities have a genetic predisposition to COVID-19.
mintpressnews.com/eugenicists-playbook-s…

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

Assassination of Indigenous leader Domingo Choc sparks outrage
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
In the early hours of June 6, Indigenous leader Domingo Choc Che was burned alive by a group of neighbors, in the Chimay community, in the municipality of San Luis, in the El Petén department of Guatemala. The people who perpetrated this horrendous crime accused Domingo of being a "witch". | His murder has prompted indignation across the country. The Indigenous population has fiercely rejected the persecution of those who practice Mayan spiritualism. Conservative Christian religious groups, evoking a nefarious practice of colonial rule, encourage and carry out this persecution in labeling Indigenous spirituality…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/assassina…

Natural Gas Is Destroying the Climate and Our Lungs
Sandy Barnard | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-06-11
The debate over stoves is heating up. American foodies insist that food tastes better when cooked on a gas stove than on an electric, while others point out that stove preference is cultural, and electric stoves are the chef's preference in Asian countries. Often missing from this debate is the environmental and health perspective, which makes clear that natural gas has run its course. | F…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2020/06/11/natu…

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

Open Wounds: Sweden Drops the Killing of Olof Palme Case
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
It's the sort of thing that ruffled the image of a composed and tranquil existence. In some countries, doing away with political leaders is a periodic affair, deemed necessary to clean the stables. But in Sweden, change is barely discernible, …
globalresearch.ca/sweden-drops-olof-palm…

Snowpiercer (2013): The Fate of Capitalism as a Globalist Runaway Train
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
"Western countries see the rest of the world as their playing field fit only for exploitation."

Today's Movement for Racial Justice. The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Walking through the park this weekend I noticed a man on a bench reading Metaxas' acclaimed biography of German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And it occurred to me then and there that this is indeed a moment …
globalresearch.ca/dietrich-bonhoeffer-mo…

The Truth about Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Greg Mitchell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Chris Wallace of Fox News has published his first book, Countdown 1945. It's about the final days of the run-up to dropping the atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You might have hoped that it would be a bit contrarian …
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Video: Who Wants to be a Slave? The Technocratic Convergence of Humans and Data
Daniel Broudy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Marshall McLuhan observed in the 1960s that humans are toolmakers whose tools eventually reshape them. | Fifty years hence, we suggest that the aphorism should include 'rewire' humans as the present age of the internet serves as the global nervous system …
globalresearch.ca/who-wants-slave-techno…

Pandemic reveals worker exploitation in Texas meatpacking industry
Cooper Feste and Dariel Hernandez | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-11
Across Texas, workers, many of them Black or immigrants from Mexico and Central and South America, have been forced back to work at job sites that are unsafe and even deadly…
liberationnews.org/pandemic-reveals-work…

Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled in Saint Paul
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-11
Saint Paul, MN

Viruses & imperialism
Tony Norfield | mronline.org | 2020-06-11
Despite conspiracy theories, there is no evidence whatsoever that the virus was manufactured in or escaped from a laboratory, in China or anywhere else. Such accusations ignore how easy viral transmission can be when other factors come into play.
mronline.org/2020/06/11/viruses-imperial…

8 months after coup in Bolivia, another report debunks claims of electoral fraud
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-11
A new study published by researchers from the United States debunks the claim of the Bolivian far-right and the Organization of American States that Evo Morales' party had committed electoral fraud in the 2019 general elections…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/11/8-months-…

Ethiopia urges Egypt to stop pressure over Nile dam
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Ethiopia has urged Egypt to stop "exerting external diplomatic pressure" while the trilateral talks on the Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing have resumed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday.The call came in a press release issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Energy at the end of the second-day of trilateral talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.The negotiations restarted recently after the collapse of US-sponsored talks last February with Ethiopia quitting, saying US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin openly sided with Egypt by calling on Ethiop…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ethiopia-urges-eg…

Experts tell royal commission: 'Warming climate to blame for Black Summer fires'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-11
Climate crisis Jim McIlroyIssue 1268 Australia Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Black SummerJune 11, 2020The national bushfire roya…
greenleft.org.au/content/experts-tell-ro…

California Reparations AB 3121 – Did the Roman Catholic Church Endorse Slavery?
excerpt | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/08/1883396…

5G, the New Track of the Arms Race
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
At Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada

Colombia jails policemen who discovered 2018 election fraud conspiracy
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-11
A judge agreed to jail the policemen who discovered Colombia's ruling party plotted with the mafia to rig the 2018 elections in favor of President Ivan Duque. In a controversial…
colombiareports.com/colombia-jails-polic…

Pakistan blasts 'extra-judicial' killing of 9 Kashmiris
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Pakistan on Monday accused Indian security forces of killing nine Kashmiri youths in so-called security operations in disputed Jammu and Kashmir."Pakistan strongly condemns unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in acts of state-terrorism perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK)," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, referring to killing of nine suspected militants in the last 24 hours in two separate gunfights in the Shopian district of the disputed valley."Several houses in the area were also destroyed and pellet guns and tear gas used against i…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-blasts-e…

Turkey's Istanbul Airport partially resumes int'l flights
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
The Istanbul Airport partially resumed on Thursday to international flights, which have been suspended for two months as part of the normalization process from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines began scheduling flights again from Istanbul Airport to Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.Entry was limited only to passengers, who started to come to the airport early in the day and had their temperatures taken upon arrival with thermal camera.Social distance rules were also followed both by passengers and airport personnel.Turkish Airlines' first scheduled flight was made…
yenisafak.com/en/life/turkeys-istanbul-a…

Cherry season ensues in Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Syrian civilians have started harvesting cherries in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the northwest of the country amid relatively secure environment since cease-fire agreement inked between Turkey and Russia on March 5.Idlib is home to hundreds of thousands of cherry trees.However, farmers returning to their homes after the cease-fire have been badly affected by skyrocketing fertilization, tree pruning, transportation and fuel prices."We suffered a lot during the migration period. We returned to our land after the cease-fire. We look forward to this month every year," Syrian farmer Haci Ahmet Muhammad told Anadol…
yenisafak.com/en/world/cherry-season-ens…

Norway mosque attacker sentenced to 21 years in prison
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
A Norwegian court on Thursday sentenced a man who staged an attack at a mosque to 21 years in prison, the maximum prison term possible, according to local media reports.On Aug. 10 last year, Philip Manshaus, killed his 17-years-old stepsister at home and stormed the nearest mosque during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baerum, outside Oslo.Manshaus opened fire on people in the mosque but was overpowered by one of the men in the mosque. One elderly man was injured.He was charged with the murder of his stepsister and the terrorist attack at the Al-Noor Islamic Center and found quilty, according to the Norwegia…
yenisafak.com/en/world/norway-mosque-att…

Coronavirus: Oman reports 1,067 new cases, 5 new deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region reported new COVID-19 cases and virus-linked fatalities on Thursday.In Oman, 1,067 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 19,954, according to the Health Ministry.The Gulf country also confirmed five more deaths, bringing the tally to 89.A total of 6,632 patients have recovered from the virus so far.Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi asked the public to limit family visits, and adhere to physical distance, wear face masks and observe precautionary measures.Bahrain's Health Ministry said that out of the 7,776 COVID-19 tests car…
yenisafak.com/en/world/coronavirus-oman-…

India reports largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in India rose to 8,102 and the number of cases reached 286,579 after the highest single-day spike of 357 fatalities and 9,996 cases reported in the past 24 hours, according the Ministry of Health on Thursday.According to the data, the number of active cases stands at 137,448, while 141,028 people have recovered so far.Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 94,041 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 36,841 and Delhi with 32,810.So far, healthcare professionals have performed 5,213,140 tests as of June 11, 9.00 a.m. (1530GMT), said the Indian Council…
yenisafak.com/en/world/india-reports-lar…

England's COVID-19 test and trace 'not perfect but fit for purpose'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
England's COVID-19 Trace and Track is functioning effectively nationwide even though it can still be improved, programm…
yenisafak.com/en/world/englands-covid-19…

EASA awards first certification for fully electric commercial aircraft
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
The EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified a fully electric two-seater airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, for the first time, the aviation body announced Thursday.The first type certification worldwide of a fully electric aircraft will pave the way for environmentally sustainable and emission-free aviation, the statement noted.Calling the move an exciting breakthrough, EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said: "This is the first electric aircraft EASA has certified but it will certainly not be the last, as the aviation industry pursues new technologies to reduce noise and emissions and to improve the susta…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/easa-awards-…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Precautions for a summer of COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-11
With the onset of warmer weather and more and more states loosening their COVID-19 restrictions, lots of folks are wondering about some summer staples, like cookouts and a day at the beach or pool. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses how you can minimize your …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Repetitive motion injuries during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-11
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.org/discussion/ma…

Remote patient monitoring provides patients with comprehensive care at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-11
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) …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/re…

The importance of self-care during difficult times
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-11
If you are struggling with overwhelming feelings, added anxiety, stress and fear, you are not alone. "We are in the midst of a dual pandemic of COVID-19 and social unrest caused by racism which affects all members of our communities," says Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir, co-chair of Diversity and Inclusion in Mayo Clinic's department of Psychiatry …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/th…

Selected Articles: Israel's Illegal Annexation of West Bank
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya. But What's the Real Reason Its Warships Are in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-11
It's often said that the EU plays no role whatsoever in the conflict in Libya and takes no side. And given that Italy, being the odd man in Europe, supports the incumbent government and its ragtag coalition of soldiers and militias it employs fighting under the so-called GNA

How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-11
Morgan PALUMBO, Jessice DRAPER | It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn't even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it's worth telling the story of how Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari money flooded the nation's capital and, in the process, American policy went down for the count. | The fight began three years ago this month. Sure, the pugilists hadn't really liked each other that much before then, but what happened in 2017 was the foreign-policy e…
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The Powers That Be Are Ecstatic That the Left Believes the Biggest Problem Right Now Are Statues of Dead White Men
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
In the US and the EU both, we've witnessed the biggest monetary heist in history. We're sailing into a depression that central banks have set up for us over the past two decades. And we're doing so in the worst possible condition thanks to the Draconian, harebrained and unnecessary lockdowns that the politicians imposed on us. | Several of Empire's wars and occupations continue in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria. Tension is being needlessly cultivated with China and Russia, and the entire architecture of nuclear arms control is just about done being thrown in that trash bin of history. | Simultaneously the…
anti-empire.com/the-powers-that-be-are-e…

Children More Likely to Be Hit by Lightning Than Die of Coronavirus, Oxford-Cambridge Analysis Finds
Robert Halfon | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
School children under the age of 15 are more likely to be hit by lightning than die from coronavirus, new figures suggest, amid mounting pressure for the government to get more to get pupils back into classrooms as quickly as possible. | Scientists from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford have called for "rational debate" based on the "tiny" risk to children and have suggested that it might be better for youngsters to be exposed to the virus early so they are protected in later life when…
anti-empire.com/children-more-likely-to-…

Everything Was Ready for a Color-Revolution Coup Against Trump but He Refused to Bite
CJ Hopkins | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
So, the GloboCap-Resistance Minneapolis Putsch appears to have not gone exactly to plan. Once again, Trump failed to go full-Hitler, despite their best efforts to goad him into doing so. They gave it quite a good shot, however. It was more or less a textbook regime-change op, or "color revolution," or whatever you call it. All the essential pieces were in place. All they needed Trump to do was declare himself dictator and impose martial law, so the generals could step in and remove him from office. | Unfortunately for the Resistance, Trum…
anti-empire.com/everything-was-ready-for…

Corona epidemic and Yemen
C Dettwiler, U Gasche and N Ramseyer | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
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…

Is coronavirus Covid-19 stalking residents in Oakland, and Alameda County?
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883410…

"I Can't Breath" ILWU 10 & 34 Speak Out About Lynching of George Floyd & Action
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
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…

Thursday 6/11: #Equity For All Forum: Racial Equity in HEROES Act & End Anti-Black Police Brutality!
Faith in Action, NAACP, UNIDOS US, others | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
Online…
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UPRISING: The Democratic Party Exists To Co-Opt & Kill Authentic Change
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
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…

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
"In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout "New Spain" and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due next week.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Coronavirus transmission slowed in the UK but epidemic may continue for months
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-11
COVID-19 has slowed in the UK, but despite a drop in transmission rate the epidemic remains likely to continue for months, according to new analysis.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198114/coronavirus-transmission-slowed-uk-epidemic-continue

'Literally putting a band-aid on racism': Iconic bandage company goes woke in latest corporate pander-fest
rt.com | 2020-06-11
Band-Aid has released a line of bandages in five different skin tones, pledging to donate to Black Lives Matter to combat systemic racism. Unfortunately for its woke aspirations, the joke is right there in the brand name. | The brand posted an image of its new bandage colors fanned out from light to dark to Instagram on Thursday, accompanied by a verbose and somewhat stilted paean to diversity ("we are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones…") and a promise to make a donation to Black Lives Matter. | Tellingly, the size of the donation was…
rt.com/usa/491583-band-aid-skin-tones-ra…

Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Larry Wilkerson
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
Powerful. That's how I'd describe today's episode. A deep dive into the mind of COL(R) Larry Wilkerson, his career as a U.S. Army officer to include combat in Vietnam, his close professional relationship with Colin Powell, his time at the State Department during the Bush II era, his thoughts on various conflicts to include Iraq and Syria, and his thoughts on the murder of George Floyd amidst the COVID-19 era. | Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorsh…
popularresistance.org/fortress-on-a-hill…

Black Workers Face Two Of The Most Lethal Preexisting Conditions For COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
"We're all in this together" has become a rallying cry during the coronavirus pandemic. While it is true that COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way, the magnitude and nature of the impact has been anything but universal. Evidence to date suggests that black and Hispanic workers face much more economic and health insecurity from COVID-19 than white workers. | Although the current strain of the coronavirus is one that humans have never experienced before, the disparate racial impact of the virus is deeply rooted in historic and ongoing social and economic injustices. Persistent racial disparities in health sta…
popularresistance.org/black-workers-face…

Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
Seattle, WA – Dr. Nkeirika Banda's phone was vibrating. "I'm scared to check it," said the HealthPoint family medicine resident. Her mom, who lives in Zambia, is a worrier

Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Its Time To Defund The US Military
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
While the U.S. war on the black population at home is now exposed for all of America–and the world–to see, the victims of U.S. wars abroad continue to be hidden. Trump has escalated the horrific wars he inherited from Obama, dropping more bombs and missiles in 3 years than either Bush II or Obama did in their first terms. When retired generals speak out against Trump's desire to deploy active-duty troops on America's streets, we should understand that they are defending precisely this double standard. Just as we are exposing the rot in U.S. police forces and calling for defunding the police, so we mus…
popularresistance.org/black-lives-matter…

Dangerous US Military Presence In Poland And Eastern Europe
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
Washington is upping the ante on Moscow. The message appears to be 'surrender to western capital or we will continue to militarily encircle your nation'. A new and deadly arms race that could easily lead to a shooting war is underway with the US leading the pack. | The US has chosen Poland as the perfect location to sharpen the tip of the Pentagon's spear. | The US already has roughly 4,000 troops in Poland. Warsaw has signed an agreement with Washington that provides for setting up storage of Pentagon heavy military equipment in its territory. The Polish side provides the land and the US-NATO are supplying the m…
popularresistance.org/dangerous-us-milit…

Confederate Statues And Christopher Columbus Toppled
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
People are showing their anger at the white supremacy and racism that continue in the United States in multiple ways. Confederate statutes have become a target in Richmond, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for almost the whole US Civil War. On Monument Avenue, the statue of Davis, a Mississippi Democrat who served as the president of the Confederacy from 1861 until 1865, was among three statutes torn down within the past week in Richmond. Saturday, a statue of Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham was toppled from its pedestal. Tuesday, a statue of Christopher Columbus was to…
popularresistance.org/confederate-statue…

#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…

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…

Police, Protests, And Human Transformation: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-10
One of the many good things coming out of these protests is a widening mainstream awareness of what a garbage president Obama was. | ~ | "Without the police you'd have vigilantism!" | Vigilantism? You mean like when a band of armed thugs inflict extrajudicial violence upon someone who pissed them off? Like the police do constantly? | ~ | Right wingers seem completely incapable of distinguishing between the ideology that's all about holding massive demonstrations with the goal of dismantling the police and the ideology that's all about kneeling in front of cameras wearing Kente cloth. This makes cross-ideological…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/police-…

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…

Protests erupt in Syria as the economy collapses
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
The Syrian pound has fallen precipitously following Lebanon's economic crisis last October and now the US's Caesar Act allowing President Donald Trump to impose fresh sanctions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/syri…

Iran To Shut Down Several TV Channels Beaming Programs To Other Countries
RFE | iranian.com | 2020-06-10
Iran's state television may have to shut down several foreign language channels due to financial strains caused by sanctions, mismanagement, falling viewership figures and long-standing differences between the state broadcaster and the presidential administration. Payman Jebelli, the head of the external services of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting organization (IRIB) told Fars news agency …
iranian.com/2020/06/10/iran-to-shut-down…

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…

In Astonishing Move, Both Defense Secretary Esper and Joint Chiefs Chair Milley Tell Troops to Defend Constitution and People's Freedom, Not President
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
President Trump really went a bridge too far with his bizarre Bible photo op and his order for federal troops to attack peaceful White House protesters to allow him to exit his white house bunker and walk unimpeded across the street to a church to have his photo taken holding it up (after having it…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/in-astonishi…

How Western Media Confines US Imperialism To The Past
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
Many of the newspapers that

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-…

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…

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-…

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-…

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 are …
globalresearch.ca/the-corruption-of-scie…

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…

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…

There's a Crisis in US Capitalism
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
U.S. economic policy now focuses on what is already the worst business cycle downturn since the 1929 crash. As data accumulate, it may well prove to be the worst in global capitalism's entire history. Forty million jobless U.S. workers find incomes lost, savings disappearing and over-indebted family finances worsening.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/theres-a-cri…

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

"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…

"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…

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…

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…

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

Cristina Lombana, the village idiot of Colombia's Supreme Court?
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-10
The seemingly endless absurdities of magistrate Cristina Lombana are increasingly becoming an embarrassment for Colombia's Supreme Court. Lombana has been a problem ever since President Ivan Duque appointed the former…
colombiareports.com/cristina-lombana-the…

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…

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-…

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…

What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? Speaking to Journalist Wafaa Aludaini
Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza's recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel's wars impacted Aludaini's life as much as…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/what-is-next…

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…
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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.
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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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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 | …
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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.
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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…

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians in Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-10
Many Palestinians suffered, late on Tuesday at night, from the severe effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters towards a peaceful Palestinian protest in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local media sources and eyewitnesses reported that the …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-injure-severa…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/10/tampa-bay-st…

"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.
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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

Youth protests and worker strikes show mounting social opposition in Brazil
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
Strikes and job actions are intersecting with protests of tens by thousands of youth who have joined the international wave of demonstrations against police violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/braz…

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 …
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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
The brutal killing of 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…

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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Trump Loves Democracy…in Hong Kong
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
As you run from the tear gas militarized police are firing as you protest racist murders by cops, you can take solace in the fact that the Trump Administration is terribly upset that democracy is being crushed in Hong Kong.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/trump-loves-…

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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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

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-10
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, six young Palestinian men, after the army invaded the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked protesters. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired gas bombs at many Palestinians protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers also chased many …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-six-pa…

George Floyd laid to rest as nationwide protests over police violence continue
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
The murder of Floyd, caught on bystander cellphone video in excruciating detail, has served as a catalyst for the largest nationwide and international outpouring of political opposition in decades.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/floy…

Proponents of racial politics react with hostility to multi-racial protests against police murder of George Floyd
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
Democratic Party officials and their black nationalist supporters have denounced white "outside agitators."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/race…

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…

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…

UK: Johnson government demands police repression of George Floyd protests
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
Tory MPs as well as Labourites denounced "thuggery" and "violent" protesters, focusing on the tearing down of the statue of a Bristol slave trader Edward Colston.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/prot…

It's time for a new approach to end police brutality
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-06-10
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May has been followed by waves of protests and outrage across the US and the world. Unfortunately, there's little new in any of this, as we've been here before with US police assaulting and killing Black people. And these attacks and killings have also been followed by mass protests and unrest. | Dr Cornel West, who referred to George Floyd's killing as "a lynching at the highest level" said it's: 400 years of Black people…
thecanary.co/video/2020/06/10/its-time-f…

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…

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

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…

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 …
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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…

Amazon Puts One-Year Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-10
Tech giants question whether face detecting technologies should be used by law enforcement agencies, as protests against police brutality continue in the United States following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.
sputniknews.com/us/202006101079579536-am…

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…
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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…
popularresistance.org/defund-the-police-…

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

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…

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…
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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-…

How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/10/how-che-guev…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Baghdad Central on Hulu: Where is the outrage?
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
Baghdad Central, a six-part series on Hulu, is a crime drama set in the wake of the 2003 US invasion and occupation of Iraq.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/bagh…

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-10
The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn and morning hours, 19 Palestinians during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank. In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Yatta town, south of the city, and abducted …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-a…

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

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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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…

COVID-19 eruptions increasing in US meatpacking plants, logistics centers
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
As all levels of government abandon any attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, workplaces are increasingly becoming vectors of transmission.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/10/covi…

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…

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