Daily Archives: June 13, 2020

2020-06-13: News Headlines

Leonard Rubenstein (2020-06-13). [Perspectives] Accountability for medical participation in torture. thelancet.com After revelations of the participation of US health professionals in torture of detainees in military or CIA custody in the wake of 9/11, citizens filed complaints to disciplinary and licensing boards in seven states against psychologists who had been publicly identified as having been part of the torture apparatus. All of the complaints were eventually dismissed, only one with an explanation. In light of the disciplinary bodies' resistance to investigate participation in torture, much less impose sanctions, colleagues and I, then representing Physicians for Human Rights, helped a New York legislator, Richard Got…

Newsclick (2020-06-13). International Criminal Court vs US exceptionalism. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the decision by the Donald Trump administration to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court. The ICC is conducting a probe into war crimes by the US in Afghanistan.

John Catalinotto (2020-06-13). Antiracist protests for George Floyd circle the globe. workers.org The massive popular and antiracist reaction to the cop murder of George Floyd in the epicenter of world imperialism has inspired an equally massive reaction worldwide. Hundreds of thousands have marched, not only in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, but also against local manifestations . . . |

The Lancet (2020-06-13). [Editorial] Medicine and medical science: Black lives must matter more. thelancet.com Emblematic of the profound sense of outrage at the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets in the USA and across the globe. They set aside the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, judging that what they were marching for was more immediately urgent. Marches have been held to draw attention to the continued murder by police of Black people and to the persistent, pervasive racism that exists across societies.

Ali Abunimah (2020-06-13). European Court upholds right to boycott Israel. zcomm.org "Israel, an apartheid country, cannot forever prevent the truimph of justice and freedom for the Palestinian people."

Kevin Zeese (2020-06-13). A mass uprising is here, protect if from the ruling class. mronline.org The media described the uprising as a "riot" involved in violence and property destruction but the movement responded by using videos to show black organizers trying to stop people, some of whom seemed to be undercover police or white supremacists.

Eds. (2020-06-13). "A Question of Land and Existence": An Introduction to Marx's Anti-colonialism. mronline.org Although a thorough assessment of Marx's anti-colonial politics would have to devote substantial critical attention to its many limitations, my emphasis here is not on these limitations, but rather on aspects of Marx's anti-colonialism that remain relevant, illuminating, and worthy of serious consideration today.

Eds. (2020-06-13). Community control Vs. defunding the police: A critical analysis. mronline.org Defunding the police might end the armed and uniformed force as we know it, but the ruling class will then hire mercenaries to protect their wealth and enforce their will.

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-06-13). Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures. peoplesdispatch.org The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament's upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.

Ted Kelly (2020-06-13). The govt, the Klan, cops and prisons. workers.org The following talk was given by Ted Kelly of Philadelphia during a May 16 webinar sponsored by the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. I'll begin by quoting two different passages. The first is from Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy's book, "The Klan and the Government: Foes or . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-13). "Indian racism towards Black people is almost worse than white peoples' racism" An Interview with Arundhati Roy. mronline.org We ourselves live in a pretty sick society that seems incapable of feelings of sisterhood, brotherhood, solidarity.

A Guest Author (2020-06-13). Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers. workers.org By Aleris Villegas and Lyn Neeley Each year about 300,000 cultural exchange workers — students, scholars and professors sponsored by U.S. employers — enter the country as J-1 workers. The J-1 Visa program promises job training for students, a way to share their culture, improve their English and explore life . . . |

Manuel Raposo (2020-06-13). A view of the USA from Portugal: 'Not a riot — rebellion! workers.org The author is a Portuguese left communist and editor of jornalmudardevida.net. This article was translated by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto. Hundreds of demonstrators in Brazil gathered outside the office of Rio de Janeiro's governor on May 31, protesting the deaths of Black and favela youth at the hands of . . . |

Fight Back (2020-06-13). New Orleans protesters un-arrest Black community member and rally to defund police. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition led a rally outside City Hall during the city council's Jun. 11 meeting. The week before, the New Orleans Police Department fired tear gas and rubber stinger rounds at protesters on a bridge 200 feet above the Mississippi River. In response, the rally demanded that the city defund and demilitarize the police. | Sade Dumas of the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) said, "Around 25% of the city's funds are spent on over-policing residents. Those funds can be better used for social services that improve public safety and enhance the lives…

Fight Back (2020-06-13). Black Lives Matter-Lansing event declares racism a public health crisis, confronts mayor. fightbacknews.org Lansing, MI – Police brutality protests continue in both Lansing and East Lansing after the downtown march on May 31 but they are not the only challenge to police brutality based in the Lansing metropolitan area. Black Lives Matter-Lansing and One Love Global hosted a live "Call to Action" on Facebook and Eventbrite. | After a spoken word performance and moment of silence for victims of racist violence, One Love Global CEO and Black Lives Matter-Lansing cofounder Angela Waters Austin spoke with panelists from the Ingham County Health Department about public health deficits experienced by African Americans and oth…

Fight Back (2020-06-13). Minnesota Workers United labor contingent joins justice for George Floyd protest. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, June 11, 3200 protesters gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center demanding justice for George Floyd and real change. Protests had been going on daily, sometimes several per day, for 18 days since the police murder of George Floyd. | While a battle rages over the role of police 'unions,' members of at least seven unions organized and turned out to the protest as part of a labor contingent organized by Minnesota Workers United. The labor contingent also sent several speakers up to the stage to speak and demand justice for George Floyd and to make it clear that police have n…

Omari Salisbury (2020-06-13). Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct. zcomm.org In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response…

Doni Jones (2020-06-13). "We Are Fighting for Our Lives Against People With Money and Power" zcomm.org Interview with a Minneapolis bus driver, who provided a model of solidarity during the George Floyd protests by refusing to transport police officers…

John Catalinotto (2020-06-13). øLas tropas USA contra lxs manifestantes estadounidenses? workers.org Traducción: redroja.net 5 de junio — Hace cuatro días, la Casa Blanca pidió al ejército estadounidense que se desplegara por las ciudades norteamericanas para "dominar" las calles. A lo largo de los tres días siguientes, dos antiguos integrantes de la Junta de Jefes del Estado Mayor conjunto de los ejércitos . . . |

Betsey Piette (2020-06-13). Growing revolt by Black journalists. workers.org In an historic week that has witnessed demonstrations, too numerous to count, against police brutality in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, another anti-racist movement is growing. As reports surface of police intentionally targeting journalists across the U.S, especially Black and . . . |

The Canary (2020-06-13). Right-wing violence escalates and white man urinates next to police memorial. thecanary.co A man urinated next to a memorial dedicated to the police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack amid violent clashes between far-right protesters and police in central London.Several hundred demonstrators, mostly white men, attended the protest organised by far-right groups, including Britain First, which claimed they wanted to protect statues such as Winston Churchill from vandalism. Meanwhile, anti-racist Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations were peaceful.But fights erupted in areas near the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, as demonstrators repeatedly assailed officers with foul-mouthed c…

_____ (2020-06-13). Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone. popularresistance.org Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia is censoring independent news websites by adding them to an official blacklist of taboo "deprecated" media outlets. | The Grayzone is among the news websites targeted by the censorship campaign. Others include leftist and anti-imperialist outlets like MintPress News and the Latin American news broadcaster Telesur, along with several prominent right-wing political sites, including the Daily Caller. | The campaign to blacklist The Grayzone was initiated by Wikipedia editors who identify as Venezuelans and openly support the country's right-wing, US-backed opposition. These user…

_____ (2020-06-13). Seattle: The Demands Of Collective Black Voices At The CHAZ. popularresistance.org In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people. This document is to represent the black voices who spoke in victory at the top of 12th & Pine after 9 days of peaceful protest while under constant nightly attack from the Seattle Police Department. These are words from that night, June 8th, 2020. | For ea…

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode? indybay.org ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG

On Common Ground (2020-06-13). Friday 6/12: Voices Without Votes: The Activist Youth Calling Out for Justice (webinar). indybay.org Online discussion…

ahtribune (2020-06-13). Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit. ahtribune.com The self-inflicted cultural defenestration of what passes for Western Civilization in the United States continues apace. As George Orwell described the process in 1984 "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present…" | Ironically, even as America's Founding Fathers are being pilloried through the prism of contemporary values, not every bit of customary…

ahtribune (2020-06-13). The Scourge of Islamophobia in Canada. ahtribune.com Muslims in Canada deserve to feel what non-Muslims feel when they hear of a vicious crime or a foiled plot committed by someone who looks like them: abhorred by the crime but knowing the crime reflects the perpetrator alone. Any other thought process should never occur. | — Graeme Truelove, Un-Canadian: Islamophobia in the True North (Nightwood Editions, 2020): location 35% | The police murder of George Floyd set off the powder keg filled by centuries of oppression of Black peoples in the United States. The United States has been beset by countrywide protests, some marred by violence of protestors and po…

Mahmut Geldi (2020-06-13). Lebanese Protesters Set Central Bank on Fire. anti-empire.com Demonstrators in Lebanon attempted to occupy the central bank in the capital Thursday after the country's currency sank to a record low against the US dollar. | As a result of the nation's economic crisis, the dollar rose to 6,000 Lebanese pounds from 4,000 in the last two days, prompting protesters to take to the streets in Beirut and many other cities. | twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/127152377… | They blocked roads to traffic with garbage containers and burning tires. | Forcing their way into the central bank on Hamra Street, they had to withdraw when security forces intervened. | Security for…

Marcus Weisgerber (2020-06-13). Pentagon Starts Bailing Out Defense Firms. anti-empire.com The Pentagon has begun to bail out U.S. companies that have seen large parts of their business dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a bid to make sure they can still build weapons. | On Wednesday, officials announced that five mid-tier defense companies had received a total of $135 million to "help sustain defense-critical workforce capabilities in body armor, aircraft manufacturing, and shipbuilding," according to a Defense Department

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-13). Narrative Control Operations Escalate as America Burns. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | In 2017, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were "Civil wars don't start with gunshots, they start with words," the representatives were told by cold warrior think tank denizen Clint Watts. "America's war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). VIDEO: Back Lives Matter protests in Australia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — The aerial footage shows thousands of people taking part in Black Lives Matter and pro-refugee protests in Australia's Perth with the social distancing protocols in place.

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Right-wing and anti-racism protesters scuffle in Britain. yenisafak.com Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history.Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill – Britain's World War Two leader whom protesters call a xenophobe – were boarded up to try and minimize trouble.In Trafalgar Square, police separated two groups of about 100 people each, one chanting "Black Lives Matter", the other racial slurs. Some groups jostled, tossed bottles and cans, and set off fireworks, as riot police with dogs and horses line…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts. yenisafak.com Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, citing his tweet challenging a colleague's silence on the issue.Brandon Dail, a user interface engineer in Seattle, wrote on Twitter that he was dismissed for publicly scolding a colleague who had refused to include a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on developer documents he was publishing.Dail sent the tweet a day after joining dozens of employees, including the six other engineers on his team, in abandoning…

_____ (2020-06-13). To Police Of Good Conscience: These Protests Are For You Too. popularresistance.org Above photo: From Call Your Girlfriend. Don't resist the change that's coming. It has the possibility to bring safety and redemption to us all. To the police of good conscience: What if all this demonstrating was also for you? What if the pain you are feeling right now — the pain of feeling misunderstood and …

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-13). Oakland Youths in Protest to Rid Schools of Police. indybay.org Over a thousand march to Mayor Libby Schaaf's house for vigil and protest…

Teens Lead the Way (2020-06-13). Los Altos High School Students Bring Demands to BLM Protest. indybay.org Los Altos High School students, incensed by racially charged police violence, organized and led a march/rally on June 5.

#LetBriannaSpeak (2020-06-13). Thursday 6/11: Let Brianna Speak, Justice for Erik Salgado Protest @ Highland Hospital. indybay.org Highland Hospital | Main Entrance | 1411 E 31st St | Oakland, CA…

R Todd Stravitz, William M Lee (2020-06-13). [Correspondence] Acute liver failure — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the additional insights provided by Sandro Vento and Francesca Cainelli regarding the incidence and diagnosis of acute liver failure in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Beyond the differences in known causal factors (viruses, drugs) between high-income countries and LMICs, the predominance of the indeterminate group in these regions is of concern to all. In our study,1 only 5% of patients remained indeterminate after thorough serological testing and review of history and available liver histology.

Andrew Green (2020-06-13). [Obituary] Jacob Plange-Rhule. thelancet.com Physician, academic, and researcher who served as the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Born on July 27, 1957, in Winneba, Ghana, he died from complications of COVID-19 in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2020, aged 62 years.

Mohammed N Meah, Martin A Denvir, Nicholas L Mills, John Norrie, David E Newby (2020-06-13). [Viewpoint] Clinical endpoint adjudication. thelancet.com In pivotal clinical effectiveness trials, the primary endpoint needs to be precisely defined and quantified because any misclassification could introduce noise and possible bias, potentially leading to incorrect trial conclusions. This misclassification is commonly addressed by having an independent clinical endpoint adjudication committee where all relevant clinical information is provided and a panel of clinical experts categorises the primary endpoint, blind to treatment allocation. This strategy has been established as a basic cornerstone of modern robust trial methodology.

Robert Glynne-Jones, Mark Harrison, Drostan Cheetham (2020-06-13). [Correspondence] NICE guideline for rectal cancer: already out of date. thelancet.com As members of a colorectal multidisciplinary team, some of whom have contributed to previous National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance1 and European Society of Medical Oncology guidelines in rectal cancer,2 we disagree with the current recommendations in the update to NICE guidance that was published in 2020: "offer preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy to people with rectal cancer that is cT1-T2, cN1-N2, M0, or cT3-T4, any cN, M0."3…

Hailong Luo, Yuan Zhao (2020-06-13). [Correspondence] Increasing tobacco sales under the anti-smoking policy in China. thelancet.com China joined the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, but tobacco control in China is still worrying.1 In the past decade, the Chinese Government has strengthened the publicity of anti-smoking campains in the media and increased the management of anti-smoking through policies. Nevertheless, paradoxically, tobacco sales have been rising.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2020-06-13). [World Report] COVID-19 vaccines for all? thelancet.com If an effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, how will it get to everyone in need? Ann Danaiya Usher reports on the initiatives being planned to ensure equitable access, and their shortcomings.

Richard Horton (2020-06-13). [Comment] Offline: COVID-19—what we can expect to come. thelancet.com The verdicts are now coming in. In Mark Honigsbaum's updated edition of The Pandemic Century, he has included a new chapter on COVID-19. As a historian of epidemics, he offers his judgments about how countries have responded to what he calls "China's Chernobyl moment". His critique is sharp. For decades, we have known that the world is intrinsically and increasingly vulnerable to pandemics—and yet, "we failed to heed the warnings about Covid-19 and act when our actions could have prevented the outbreak from spinning out of control".

Nikolaos Arkoulis, Niall Martin (2020-06-13). [Correspondence] Major burns: debt recovery or ethics? thelancet.com As one of the UK's largest tertiary burns centres, St Andrew's Burns Service has an ethical obligation to raise awareness about issues that compromise the care of patients. In 2017, new regulations placed a legal requirement on Health Authorities to establish patients' eligibility for free National Health Service treatment.1 An increasing number of patients ineligible for free care have been admitted to the St Andrew's Burns Service and subsequently presented with large invoices as soon as they recover.

Yves Engler (2020-06-13). Canada Isolates Itself against World Opinion on Palestinian Rights. dissidentvoice.org The Palestinian solidarity movement is unsettling Canada's diplomatic apparatus. In the final week of their multi-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council they've been forced to respond to a well-documented, strong campaign in defense of Palestinian rights. Yesterday, Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN, Marc-André Blanchard, delivered a letter to all …

_____ (2020-06-13). Johnson ponders introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers of UK firms. truepublica.org.uk Business groups have warned that introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers that threaten national security could have a "chilling" effect on investment in the UK. The government is said to be considering new rules that would mean directors could be jailed or companies could be fined hundreds of thousands of pounds for failing to …

Journeyman Pictures (2020-06-13). Video: Covid Nurse Exposes New York Hospital. People Have Been Lied To. It's Destroying Life. The Numbers are a Lie. globalresearch.ca Registered nurse, Erin Olszewski, spent a month at the epicenter of the epicenter, Elmhurst Hospital in NY. | After witnessing the same malpractice matching testimonies of other outspoken nurses in the U.S., she decided to wear a hidden camera to …

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-13). Racial Justice Teach-in at Abolish ICE Camp in Aurora CO. unicornriot.ninja AURORA, CO — The encampment at the GEO Group's ICE facility in Aurora, Colorado, is hosting a teach-in about reparations and racial justice. The Black Hammer will be leading the event. Yesterday was the end of week three for the encampment which is demanding the…

Michael Hirsch (2020-06-13). Police Are the Problem, Not the Solution. zcomm.org Review of The End of Policing, by Alex Vitale…

Fight Back (2020-06-13). New Yorkers march against NYPD crimes, repeal Bill 50A. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Tuesday evening, June 9, roughly 1000 New Yorkers gathered at City Hall for a rally and march organized by Justice Committee and the families of many of those killed by the NYPD. The rally featured a mix of speakers and cultural performances. | The families involved centered the action around these main demands: Defund the NYPD; fire all officers who have killed our loved ones; repeal Bill 50a; and pass the PoliceStat Act and the Bailey-Perry special prosecutor bill. | The families have since won all of the legislative demands — the New York state senate passed the bills over the past three d…

Rann Miller (2020-06-13). Camden Is Not a Blueprint for Disbanding the Police. zcomm.org The residents of Camden no longer have any semblance of direct control of the officers who patrol their streets…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-13). Why Are DU Students, Teachers Against Online Exams? peoplesdispatch.org Prof. Abha Dev Habib, Treasurer of Delhi University Teachers' Association, speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the ongoing struggle against discriminatory online exams to be conducted by Delhi University beginning from early July.

_____ (2020-06-13). UK businesses dramatically scaled back or shelved investment plans. truepublica.org.uk Businesses have dramatically scaled back investment plans for the rest of the year in response to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy, according to a leading business survey. The Institute of Directors (IoD) said its confidence tracker revealed the Covid-19 crisis had driven down investment intentions among its members for the next 12 months by 11 …

Ted Glick (2020-06-13). Dealing with Government Repression. zcomm.org Among these impacts is a willingness by some police to carelessly shoot and brutalize young black men and other men of color for no justifiable reason, which has given rise to the deeply important Movement for Black Lives.

Walden Bello (2020-06-13). How Thailand Contained COVID-19. zcomm.org In politically turbulent Thailand, a public health system with popular support — not decrees from above — made all the difference…

_____ (2020-06-13). UK Stock Exchange considers cutting market trading hours, says LSE. truepublica.org.uk A public consultation has found strong support for cutting stock market trading hours in the UK to help improve gender diversity and mental health across the financial sector. Feedback from the LSE's public consultation found that a "significant majority" were sympathetic to arguments that the move would increase employee wellbeing and broaden the appeal of a high-pressure career in …

news.un (2020-06-13). FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19 restrictions leave migrant workers stranded. news.un.org In countries across the world, tens of thousands of migrant workers are finding themselves stranded through travel restrictions, in the hope of curbing the spread of COVID-19.

_____ (2020-06-13). Coronavirus exposes Britain's bogus self-employment problem. truepublica.org.uk Millions of Britain's self-employed workers can now apply for financial aid to help them through the coronavirus crisis. The government has announced support of 80% of their average monthly earnings up to a cap of £7,500. It comes as a relief for many — there are 5.2 million registered self-employed people in the UK. But a …

Jonah Raskin (2020-06-13). American Teens and the Insurrection of 2020. zcomm.org Caught Between Passion and Cool…

Bill Fletcher (2020-06-13). The Central Issue Is Police Repression, Not Police Unions. zcomm.org The law enforcement unions are not the problem; the history, culture and practices of the U.S. law enforcement system are the problem.

_____ (2020-06-13). Will there be another stock market crash in 2020? truepublica.org.uk The coronavirus restrictions have led to an unprecedented drop in economic activity. Because the UK's economy relies heavily on the services sector, it has suffered more than many European countries. However, the contraction is certainly global. Furthermore, the second Covid-19 wave has started too. For example, the US is seeing a rise in coronavirus hospitalisations, in …

C. J. Hopkins (2020-06-13). The Worst Literal Hitler Ever. dissidentvoice.org 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. …

_____ (2020-06-13). UK backtracks — soft Brexit border controls with EU. truepublica.org.uk The United Kingdom will delay the introduction of border checks on imports from the European Union by as much as six months in a bid to avoid piling on the pain for British business and choking off vital food supplies. The UK government on Friday backtracked on plans to impose full border checks on EU imports on January …

The Canary (2020-06-13). British Airways' treatment of staff a national disgrace, say MPs. thecanary.co British Airways' treatment of its workforce during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic "is a national disgrace", MPs have claimed. | "Calculated": | A report by the Commons Transport Select Committee accused the airline of a "calculated attempt to take advantage" of the crisis by cutting up to 12,000 jobs and downgrading the terms and conditions of the bulk of its remaining employees. | The carrier insisted no decisions have been made and it's doing everything it can to "sustain the maximum number of jobs". | Other aviation companies have also announced thousands of redundancies, including easyJet, Ryanai…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-13). The Sacking of Gough Whitlam and the Royal Intention Behind the Five Eyes. strategic-culture.org An important reckoning with a great historical injustice is underway in Australia which presents the world with a rare opportunity to look into the darker corners of the corridors of power too often ignored by even the most ardent truth seekers among us. | This reckoning has taken the form of a four-year, hard fought legal battle which a lone crowd funded Australian historian named Jenny Hocking waged in the highest courts of her nation to win the right on May 30, 2020 to make 211 secret letters held within Australia's National Archives public for the first time since they were deposited in 1978. | These palace l…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Popular blood pressure medicines do not put patients at greater COVID-19 risk: study. yenisafak.com New research offers reassuring evidence to hundreds of millions of people with high blood pressure that popular anti-hypertension drugs do not put them at greater risk from COVID-19 as some experts had feared.Two blood pressure-lowering drug classes, called ACE inhibitors and ARBs, came under scrutiny after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in April that 72% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients 65 or older had hypertension.ACE inhibitors and ARBs are thought to trigger activity along the same biological pathways used by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus to attack the lungs.Researchers at Oxfo…

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-13). Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are More than Skin Deep. dissidentvoice.org It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel's security forces against Palestinians. A video that went viral late last month of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, killing a black man, George Floyd, by pressing a …

_____ (2020-06-13). Long Read: The slow exodus of Palestinian Christians. truepublica.org.uk By Jonathan Cook (25-minute read): Israel has exploited the steady decline in the numbers of Palestinian Christians to advance its claim that they are being hounded from the region by Muslim extremists. But the real blame lies with Israel and the foreign Churches. It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied …

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-13). Symbols are invested with power. zcomm.org Don't dismiss the importance of toppling a statue…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Reversing a vasectomy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org People change their minds. Some men who had a vasectomy to become infertile might decide for whatever reason that they want to have more children. In those cases, vasectomy reversal can be an option. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/TgfiKErAmx4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 56) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Across the world, one of the biggest changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic is in the field of education. Programs from kindergarten through postsecondary have rapidly moved to a distance learning model. Online and remote instruction has its own unique challenges, and has required students and educators to be creative to stay connected. On the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Who should get COVID-19 testing? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a clinical microbiologist at Mayo Clinic, acknowledges that there seems to be a lot of confusion with the general public when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies, and convalescent plasma have sprung up in everyday language when talking about COVID-19

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Mayo researchers define type of Alzheimer's that affects people in their younger years. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have defined a form of Alzheimer's disease that strikes younger people as early as their 40s, presents with atypical symptoms, and affects a different part of the brain not usually associated with Alzheimer's. In their study, the researchers describe a progressive dysexecutive syndrome which they say affects a person's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-13). Health care leaders urge patients to seek necessary care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, joined Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president of the Cleveland Clinic, in a public call for patients not to delay needed health care or screenings. In a New York Times Opinion piece, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, and Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president …

Eye Zen Presents (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/28: Out of Site: SOMA – A Virtual Performance-Driven Queer History Tour. indybay.org This is a virtual/online event. Online at 7pm PT. Link will be sent to all registered ticket buyers.

Derrick Broze (2020-06-13). #FluorideTrial: Scientist Says He Was Threatened Because of Fluoride Study — Week 1 In Review. thelastamericanvagabond.com #FluorideTrial: Experts Admit Fluoride is a Pesticide The first week of the historic water fluoridation trial wrapped up on Friday afternoon after four days of occasionally tense testimony from expert witnesses with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One expert witness claimed he had been coerced into signing a …

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Pakistan: 2nd ex-premier tests positive for coronavirus. yenisafak.com Pakistan's former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for COVID-19, his son confirmed on Saturday.Gilani, the country's second ex-premier after Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to test positive in less than a week, joins a long and growing list of Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians infected by the coronavirus.His son, Ali Kasim Gilani, told reporters that his father had to appear before anti-corruption authorities a few days ago, despite the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.He said the former premier was now in self-isolation."Thank you [Prime Minister] Imran Khan's govt and Natio…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Turkish Coast Guard rescues 93 asylum seekers. yenisafak.com The Turkish Coast Guard on Saturday rescued 93 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources.The asylum seekers of various nationalities initially set off for the Greek island of Lesbos (Midilli) from Ayvacik in Canakkale, northwestern Turkey.Their two rubber rafts were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fle…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Italy's PM says virus crisis should be opportunity to reform country. yenisafak.com Italy cannot afford to return to normality after the coronavirus emergency but should turn the crisis into an opportunity to reform the country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday."This is the time to work on a clear project to come out of the crisis," Conte said in the opening speech of a nine-day policy consultation in Rome."We must take advantage (of the situation) to turn the crisis into an opportunity, and remove all the obstacles that have slowed (Italy) down," he added.Conte said his coalition government was preparing a plan of reforms to simplify bureaucracy, push digital investments and green…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Fire on French nuclear submarine at Toulon extinguished. yenisafak.com A fire on a nuclear submarine docked at the French Mediterranean port of Toulon was extinguished early on Saturday morning, the Defence Ministry said.Some 100 firefighters had been called in to tackle the blaze on the Perle, which lasted 14 hours and ended at around 00: 50 a.m. (2250 GMT). the ministry said. It confirmed an earlier statement that no nuclear material was aboard when the fire broke out on Friday.Nobody was hurt and no nuclear materials or weapons were on board the vessel, which was in dry dock for repairs, authorities said on Friday.Toulon is France's biggest naval base and is home to most of its fl…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Virus cases in Africa top 225,000. yenisafak.com As Africa grapples with the fast-spreading coronavirus, the number of cases spiked to 224,105, according to a Saturday update by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.The virus took 100 days to infect 100,000 people in Africa since the first case was detected in mid-February, but then just 23 days to double to 200,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in a pace that is accelerating.The update has it that 6,040 patients have died across 54 African countries.The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the continent has reached 102,846, according to the update.Southern A…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). DR Congo's gold smuggled to UAE, African countries: UN. yenisafak.com A UN investigation has unearthed a network smuggling gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the United Arab Emirates as well as other countries in Africa.The UN report, seen by Anadolu Agency, details the illegal exports of gold to Dubai in the UAE as well as Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.It said the DRC's Ituri province was at the center of the network and the country was losing millions of dollars due to smuggling of the precious metal.According to the report, at least 1.1 tons of gold was smuggled out of the province in 2019, and the government could have earned up to $1.88 million in taxes if it…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Turkey rescues 381 asylum seekers in a week. yenisafak.com Turkey rescued 381 asylum seekers over the past week, the Turkish Coast Guard Command said on Saturday.Between June 5 and 11, a total of 381 asylum seekers were held or rescued in 14 incidents, the coast guard said on Twitter.Three smugglers were also arrested, it added, sharing four photos from the rescue operations where the Turkish teams in full protective gear were seen taking asylum seekers' temperature.Turkey has been one of the main routes for asylum seekers wanting to reach Europe, especially since Syria's civil war started in 2011.Turkey hosts nearly four million Syrians, more than any other country in t…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). COVID-19: New cases reported in China, South Korea. yenisafak.com China confirmed 11 new novel coronavirus cases while South Korea reported 48, authorities said on Saturday.China's National Health Commission said in a statement that five of the cases were locally transmitted, all based in the capital Beijing, while the six others were from travelers overseas.The commission reported no deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.A total of 83,075 cases have been reported in the country so far, according to the statement.The epidemic has claimed the lives of 4,634 people while 78,367 others have recovered from the virus.Meanwhile, South Korea reported 48 more cases of the virus…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Turkey arrests five FETàñ terror suspects. yenisafak.com At least five suspects were arrested for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, Turkish authorities said on Saturday.In a statement, the provincial security directorate in Turkey's western Denizli province said police carried out anti-terror operations to arrest the suspects, all of whom were wanted by Turkish authorities and had arrest warrants against them.They were found at FETàñ cell houses, and some were holed up in secret compartments built specially for hiding, the statement added.Two suspects were remanded in custody, one was…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Eight people wounded in shooting outside bar in San Antonio, Texas. yenisafak.com A gunman shot and wounded eight people outside a San Antonio, Texas, bar late Friday night, but there were no fatalities, police said.San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told an early morning news briefing that a group of people were denied entry to the bar around midnight.A man in the group went to a vehicle, got a rifle, walked across the street and started shooting people, McManus said.The gunman fled the scene.Police said that the victims included five women and three men, between the ages of 23 to 41. All were listed in stable conditions at local hospitals, police said. Neither the alleged shooter nor t…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Albinism seen in 1 out of 17,000 people worldwide. yenisafak.com Albinism affects one out of 17,000 people worldwide, said the head of the Istanbul-based Albinism Association, marking June 13, International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD)."Albinism is a condition that occurs as a result of genetic changes that partially or completely prevent the production of melanin pigment, which gives color to living creatures," Serkan Ozorman told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Also the father of a 7-year-old albino son, Ozorman, 38, first joined the Albinism Association, founded in 2013 in Istanbul. He later joined the group's administration in December 2015, and has been serving…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). On surprise visit, Libya Tobruk-based parliament speaker in Algeria. yenisafak.com The head of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament Aguila Saleh arrived in the neighboring Algeria on a surprise visit on Saturday.Algeria's official TV said that Suleiman Shanin, the head of the National People's Assembly, the first chamber of the Algerian parliament, and Foreign Affairs Minister Sabri Boukadoum received Saleh at the Algiers International Airport in the capital.The source did not mention the duration and objectives of the visit, which coincides with the Libyan army's victories over the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar.On Friday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in an interview with a local med…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). Iran to re-impose virus restrictions if rules violated. yenisafak.com Iran has seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases since the authorities relaxed a lockdown in mid-April. | "If we do not want to see the spike of the disease in the country [Iran] again, we must observe health instructions and avoid unnecessary travel," Rouhani said in a televised speech. | The Iranian president said his government has relaxed the restrictions on condition of abiding by the health rules to combat the virus. | He warned that if the people are in danger, the authorities will have to re-impose the restrictions again. | Iran's Health Ministry confirmed 71 fatalities and 2,410 cases due to t…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). COVID-19 death toll rises in Oman, Bahrain, Libya. yenisafak.com Health authorities in Oman, Bahrain and Libya confirmed new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Saturday, while Morocco reported fresh infections. | The Omani Health Ministry said three patients had died from COVID-19, while 1,006 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours. | The country's confirmed cases now stand at 22,077, including 99 deaths, and 7,530 recoveries. | In Bahrain, the Health Ministry said the country's death toll rose to 37 after two people had died from the disease, while a further 444 new cases were registered, taking the figure to 17,713. | Libya's National Center for Disease Contr…

yenisafak (2020-06-13). COVID-19: Afghan Health Ministry reaches limit of tests. yenisafak.com Speaking at a gathering in the capital Kabul, Ahmad Jawad Osmani said from now on, any people with symptoms of COVID-19 would ultimately be considered as a positive case of the novel coronavirus infection."At present, we have laboratories in 11 provinces of Afghanistan and we plan to increase the number of services in all 34 provinces, but it takes time which is out of the control of the ministry," he said.Latest figures issued by the Health Ministry revealed that 556 cases proved positive after 1,045 samples were collected in the past 24 hours. The latest figures brought the tally of cases to 24,101 with 4,201 p…

_____ (2020-06-13). The Right To Refuse Unsafe Work Is More Important Than Ever. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on workers. Reports of job hazards grow increasingly dire as several governors and President Trump push past CDC guidelines to "reopen" the economy while forecasts predict soaring infections and deaths. | Some states at the direction of the Labor Department threaten termination of unemployment benefits for workers fearing return to dangerous jobs. A disturbing June 5 New York Times' report reveals how far those machinations have gone. The result: workers fired without pay or benefits or trapped in a deadly vice between poverty and disease. | In short, the news is terri…

_____ (2020-06-13). Minneapolis Organizers Are Building The Tools For Safety Without Police. popularresistance.org In 2018, members of the Minnesota grassroots groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective dropped a banner at Minneapolis City Hall. On it were two lists: on the left, three budget items on the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) budget, totaling $9 million. The right side was significantly longer, listing programs and organizations where the city could invest those $9 million to promote community safety — like domestic violence programs, housing and harm reduction. We were calling on the city to move our community's dollars out of the violent, untrustworthy MPD, and into programs that actually kee…

_____ (2020-06-13). International Lawyers Oppose Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill. popularresistance.org Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers' associations issued an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and members of the Congress of the Philippines. The urgent open letter was issued to express high levels of concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, which has been harshly criticized for its violations of human rights norms. | As the letter notes, "The international community is alarmed by the apparent abuses of power and civil unrest that the law will bring about. It will suppress and criminalize free speech and dissent, labe…

_____ (2020-06-13). New Study: US Empire Is Falling But Will Not Fall Quietly. popularresistance.org Where will the next war occur? Who will fight in it? Why will it occur? How will it be fought? This brief summarizes a series of reports that sought to answer these questions—looking out from now until 2030. The reports took the approach of examining these questions through the lenses of several trends—geopolitical, economic, environmental, legal, informational, and military—that will shape the contours of conflict. | Military history is littered with mistaken predictions about the future of warfare that have left forecasters militarily unprepared—sometimes disastrously so—for the co…

_____ (2020-06-13). Group Behind Confederate Monuments Also Built A Memorial To The Klan. popularresistance.org It was a Saturday. The mailman never comes to my door, but there was his knock. A couple days earlier I had ordered a book on Amazon that I had seen before only in a library. "Sorry to bother you," he said, "but I had to have you sign for this one." The return address on the padded manila envelope was a post office box in Charlotte, North Carolina. No name. | I cut the shipping tape and carefully pulled out the contents, wrapped inside a grocery bag. The worn 1941 first edition of Mrs. S.L. Smith's "North Carolina's Confederate Monuments and Memorials" — one of the only compilations by the United Daughters…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Tehran to host intl. conference on polyolefin pipes on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The first international conference on polyolefin pipes will be held by Jam Petrochemical Company in the form of specialized panels and sideline exhibitions.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Iranian envoy holds webinar with Iranian students in Japan amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Japan Morteza Rahmani Movahhed held a video-conference meeting on Saturday with Iranian students, researchers, and professors residing in Japan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Presence of PKK elements in Iran false claim: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — IRGC Ground Forces Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour rejected the claim of a Turkish official regarding the presence of PKK elements in Iran and noted that the IRGC has ensured security on the borders.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Introduction ceremony to new head of State Prisons org. held. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Farewell to Asghar Jahangir and introduction ceremony to Mohammad Mehdi Hajmohammadi as the new head of State Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures Organization was held on Saturday in Tehran. The ceremony was attended by Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the first deputy head of the judiciary.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Showing Iran as security threat, goal of US, Zionist regime: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that distorting Iran's image and presenting it as a security threat is the main goal of the United States and Zionist regime.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Historical Gharbalbiz Spring in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Gharbalbiz Spring with good heavenly weather is a natural attraction in the middle of the central deserts of Iran, between Mehriz and Yazd. It is called Gharbalbiz (meaning sieve) since it is made of so many holes located in the skirts of Gharbalbiz Mountain. Based on the archeological evidence, Gharbalbiz is among the most ancient attractions left from the Parthian dynasty in Yazd and in central Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Iran to unveil some defense achievements on Natl. Defense Industry Day: Brig. Gen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of Iranian Defense Ministry Brigadier General Saeed Shabanian said that the Islamic Republic will unveil some of its defense achievements on the National Defense Industry Day.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Tehran hosts first exhibition after four-month pause. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — An exhibition has been opened in Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds today which marks the resumption of exhibitions after some four months of shutdown due to the outbreak.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Maharlu Lake in pink color with breathtaking views in Fars prov. en.mehrnews.com SHIRAZ, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Located at 25km southeast Shiraz, capital of Fars province, Maharlu Lake is one of the most important sources of edible and industrial salt. As water vapor and salinity increase, the number of algae increases in the lake bed as well and existence of this type of algae changes color of the lake to pink and red colors.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Islamic Development Organization's chief to address Parl. open session on Sun. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Head of Islamic Development Organization Hojatoeslam Mohammad Ghomi is to deliver a report on Iran's sociocultural status quo at the Parliament's open session on June 14.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Iran to use capsule hotels as accommodation for tourists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — In a Saturday ceremony with the presence of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the first capsule hotel imported to the country was unveiled to be used as a new type of recommendation for tourists.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-13). Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary. indybay.org Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…

Fe en Acción y otras organizaciones (2020-06-13). Thursday 6/11: Foro sobre #Equidad Para Todos (webinar). indybay.org Webinar/en línea…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember! indybay.org Powell & Market, San Francisco…

ResistanceSF (2020-06-13). Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names. indybay.org Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…

Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/14: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (McAllister & Polk)…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-13). Saturday 6/20: Are Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (2020-06-13). Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown. indybay.org Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/14: Socialism 101: Why We Need Socialism (online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-13). Mèxico_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical. indybay.org México_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical | Libertad a Susana Prieto Terrazas, dirigente del movimiento obrero…

Eliminate School Police, We Keep Us Safe (2020-06-13). Sunday 6/14: Eliminate School Police in Oakland: March & Car Caravan. indybay.org Meet at La Escuelita for march and car caravan to Lakeview Elementary, Oakland, CA.

CSPTES (2020-06-13). Friday 6/19: ILWU Shutting Down W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism. indybay.org SSA Terminals 1717 Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland to Oscar Grant Plaza…

Alex Darocy (2020-06-13). Mission Santa Cruz Spray Painted and Mission Bell Removed During Abolish Police March. indybay.org The original Mission Santa Cruz adobe and the replica mission were both spray painted yesterday during a demonstration organized in Santa Cruz in support of the abolition of police. The phrase "Fuck Your Citizenship" was painted on the Neary-Rodriguez Adobe, and the phrase "Maldita Cruz" was spray painted on two structures. The word maldita means "damned" or "cursed" in Spanish. Additionally, the word "genocide" was painted on the state park plaque, and the mission bell located in Mission Plaza Park was removed.

Faith in Action, NAACP, UNIDOS US, others (2020-06-13). Thursday 6/11: #Equity For All Forum: Racial Equity in HEROES Act & End Anti-Black Police Brutality! indybay.org Online…

CSPTES (2020-06-13). ILWU Work Action On W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism. indybay.org The ILWU on the West Coast will shut down all ports on Juneteenth June 19, 2020 to stop police terror and systemic racism.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-13). 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.

Tha Hood Squad (2020-06-13). Friday 6/12: Black Lives Matter – Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor – East Palo Alto. indybay.org Jack Farrell Park | 2509 Fordham St | East Palo Alto, CA…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-13). Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-13). Statement in Support of #8toAbolition. indybay.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-13). Is coronavirus Covid-19 stalking residents in Oakland, and Alameda County? indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

SF NAACP Youth Council (2020-06-13). Friday 6/12: "We are the Future" Youth March for Justice. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA | Civic Center, San Francisco…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-13). Russia Aiming to Realize Greater Eurasia Dream. strategic-culture.org The Russian role will be to balance the hegemonic powers, as a guarantor of a new union of non-aligned nations | Pepe ESCOBAR | Professor Sergey Karaganov is informally known in influential foreign policy circles as the "Russian Kissinger" — with the extra bonus of not having to carry a "war criminal" tag from Vietnam and Cambodia to Chile and beyond. | Karaganov is the dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He's also the honorary chairman of Russia's Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. | In December…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-13). Russia and Europe: Two Different Histories. strategic-culture.org A considerable amount of baggage has become attached to the word "European" over the half-millennium that Europe has dominated the world. There's the geographical meaning — from the Atlantic to the Urals — but, because Europe is a peninsula on the western end of Asia, the frontier is subject to debate. Diplomats sometimes use the word to mean members of the European Union. But the most important meaning is the value-laden one — to be "European" is to be modern, civilised, rational, to hold "values", to be successful. To be powerful. Not to be "European" is to be none of these things, perhaps eve…

Andrea Germanos (2020-06-12). Trump Imposes Sanctions Against ICC Officials Investigating US War Crimes. theantimedia.com "The Trump administration's contempt for the global rule of law is plain."

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-12). ICC Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan. Trump Lashes Back. ICC is "Threat" to America. globalresearch.ca It is fairly well established that Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11 — the mother of all state-sponsored false flags, a pretext for the US to smash one nation after another. | US …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-12). US sanctions International Criminal Court over war crimes investigations in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org US president Donald Trump has opposed investigations into war crimes committed by the US-led forces in Afghanistan since 2003. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo termed the ICC a 'kangaroo court'

_____ (2020-06-12). Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow To Israel's War On Palestine Solidarity. popularresistance.org The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously that the French highest court's 2015 criminal conviction of activists with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement advocating nonviolent boycotts of Israeli goods violated article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. | Reacting to the breaking news, Rita Ahmad from the Palestinian-led BDS movement said: | This momentous court ruling is a decisive victory for freedom of expression, for human rights defenders, and for the BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. It confirms a 2016 European U…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-12). Syrian MP terms US sanctions as 'war crimes'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A member of the Syrian Parliament, Mohammad Fawaz, said that the US is committing war crimes by imposing new sanctions against Syria.

_____ (2020-06-12). Scheer Intelligence: The Cynical Forces Behind America's Forever Wars. popularresistance.org American interventionism in the Middle East has resulted in two of the longest wars in U.S. history, and led to countless deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as widespread instability in the region. Nearly two decades into the so-called "War on Terror," concerns continue to arise about the U.S. military presence in the Mideast and its seeming inability to extricate itself after all these years. Patrick Cockburn is especially well-positioned to both ask and answer many of the questions stemming from what have become America's "Forever Wars" as an award-winning, courageous journalist who has spent several decade…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-12). Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com Still unable to convince a sufficient number of their countryfolk to support them, the Venezuelan opposition has turned their efforts towards convincing an international audience — primarily Americans — to support their cause. Part of that is spending inordinate amounts of time online, arguing in English on social media, creating Now, a…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-12). Hawkish, Gov't Funded Think Tank Behind Twitter Decision to Delete Thousands of Chinese Accounts. mintpressnews.com Twitter's decision came after close collaboration with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank that has been denounced by Australia's former ambassador in Beijing as "the architect of the China threat theory in Australia."

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-12). It is all About Race: Awful Hypocrisy to Say it is Not! dissidentvoice.org While I am following closely various discussions on Western mass media and social media, simultaneously engaging in several direct exchanges, one overwhelming leitmotif that I see is clearly emerging: "What is happening in the United States (and the UK, France and other parts of Western Empire) is not really about the race. Let us protest …

Andrea Germanos (2020-06-12). International Criminal Court Denounces 'Unprecedented Attacks' by US. theantimedia.com "An unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law."

Ben Norton (2020-06-12). Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone as Regime-change Advocates Monopolize Editing. globalresearch.ca On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines. | This is part 1 in a series of investigative reports on …

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-06-12). Turkey's big bet has put Libya in center of a global power struggle. mronline.org The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-12). Remember the "Fake" 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency. globalresearch.ca A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-12). In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Towards A New World Order? The Global Debt Crisis and the Privatization of the State. globalresearch.ca This is the true picture of what is happening. Poverty is Worldwide. While famines are erupting in Third World countries, closer to home, in the richest country on earth, "millions of desperate Americans wait in long crowded lines for handouts"

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-12). Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary. globalresearch.ca There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. The objective is to smear GR. …

Staff (2020-06-12). Angela Davis Slams Trump Rally in Tulsa, Massacre Site, on Juneteenth Celebration of End of Slavery. democracynow.org President Trump will resume holding indoor campaign events starting with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, a day known as Juneteenth, that celebrates African Americans' liberation from slavery. The rally also falls on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race riots, one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history, in which white residents killed hundreds of their African American neighbors. Legendary scholar Angela Davis says it's important to recognize that Trump "represents a sector of a population in this country that wants to return to the past … with all of its white supremacy, with all of its…

Staff (2020-06-12). Angela Davis: Toppling of Confederate Statues Reflects Reckoning with Slavery & Historical Racism. democracynow.org The destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States during recent weeks is part of an overdue reckoning with "historical racisms that have brought us to the point where we are today," Angela Davis says. "Racism should have been immediately confronted in the aftermath of the end of slavery."

Staff (2020-06-12). Headlines for June 12, 2020. democracynow.org India Coronavirus Cases Surge Amid Global Rise in COVID-19, Graves on Copacabana Beach Mark 40,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Brazil, Guatemala City Hospitals Near Collapse Amid Surge in Coronavirus Patients, Oregon Pauses Lifting of Coronavirus Lockdown as Cases Hit New High, Another 1.5 Million U.S. Workers Filed Unemployment Claims Last Week, One Minneapolis Officer Charged in George Floyd's Killing Released on Bond, Minneapolis Police Chief Suspends Union Talks Following George Floyd's Killing, Austin City Council Votes to Reinvest Police Funds, Restrict Police Use of Force, Texas Grand Jury to Hear Case of Austin Of…

Staff (2020-06-12). Angela Davis: Dems & GOP Tied to Corporate Capitalism, But We Must Vote So Trump Is "Forever Ousted" democracynow.org "Neither party represents the future that we need in this country — both parties remain connected to corporate capitalism," Angela Davis says of the 2020 election. "We're going to have to translate some of the passion that has characterized these demonstrations into work within the electoral arena, recognizing that the electoral arena is not the best place for the expression of radical politics."

Staff (2020-06-12). Uprising & Abolition: Angela Davis on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" & Where We Go from Here. democracynow.org The uprising against police brutality and anti-Black racism continues to sweep across the United States and countries around the world, forcing a reckoning in the halls of power and on the streets. The mass protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 have dramatically shifted public opinion on policing and systemic racism, as "defund the police" becomes a rallying cry of the movement. We discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. "One never knows when conditions may give rise to a conjuncture such as the current one that rapidly shifts popular…

Michael Yates (2020-06-12). Police are the Enemy Within. counterpunch.org In 2017, Daniel Fetonte was elected to the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a rapidly growing left-wing organization in the United States. Fetonte was co-chair of the Austin, Texas, branch of the DSA and had been involved in labor union organizing for many years. However, he had also been employed by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, the largest police union in the state, with a membership of 21,000 police officers.

Jeremy Brecher (2020-06-12). Black Lives and the Green New Deal. zcomm.org The Green New Deal may be a vehicle for building the broad movement for structural change necessary to truly make Black lives matter…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-06-12). Roaming Charges: The Ring of the Truncheon Thing. counterpunch.org "If you insist on having statues of people who fought the U.S. military, how about Ho Chi Minh? For one thing, he actually won…" — Paulo L dos Santos + The Democrats are absolutely desperate to smother the Defund the Police movement (not just the slogan, but the abolitionist ideology driving it) before it totally

Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-12). Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead. zcomm.org The backlash against Donald Trump's illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now…

Mark Fiore (2020-06-12). Defunding Everything But the Police. progressive.org Something tells me that if scientists at the EPA started wearing tactical gear and brutalizing people once in a while, Trump might become a fan.

Staff (2020-06-12). The 'I Can't Breathe' Video Police Don't Want You To See. therealnews.com The death of Anton Black in 2018 was caught on camera but did not lead to charges against the police involved. We spoke with his family about how they say authorities stonewalled their demands for an investigation.

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-06-12). The Fed Just Pulled Off Another Backdoor Bailout of Wall Street. counterpunch.org The Federal Reserve has authorized 11 financial bailout programs thus far. Despite Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's reassurances at his press conferences that these programs are to help American families, a full 10 of these programs are actually bailouts of Wall Street banks or their trading units. The latest Wall Street bank bailout to come out

David Rosen (2020-06-12). Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and the 1918 Influenza. counterpunch.org The current Covid-19 epidemic has drawn comparisons to the 1918 influenza epidemic, often referred to as the Spanish flu or H1N1 virus. The influenza flu was devastating with an estimated 500 million people — one-third of the world's population — infected and 50 million died; in the U.S., about 675,000 deaths occurred and in New

Chuck Churchill (2020-06-12). What Do All Working People Have in Common? counterpunch.org What do all working people have in common, regardless of so-called race or skin tone? A precarious existence under the domination of a political and economic system that has concentrated power into the hands of a tiny minority of the nation's (and world's) people — the big bankers and corporate owning class. This is the

Joyce Chediac (2020-06-12). U.S. uprising against racism sparks global movement. liberationnews.org Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 60 countries have taken to the streets in a worldwide call to address racism.

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. …

CounterSpin (2020-06-12). Maritza Perez on Overpolicing & Drugs, Remington Gregg on Corporate Immunity. fair.org Media…

Communist Party of Turkey (2020-06-12). Communist Party of Turkey: Justice for George Floyd! Solidarity with the uprising! liberationnews.org On behalf of the Communist Party of Turkey, we express our heartfelt support for the working people of the United States who took to the streets for protesting the brutal murder of George Floyd by racist policemen.

Pete Dolack (2020-06-12). The Corporate Origins of the Anti-Science "Reopen" Demonstrations. counterpunch.org Many of the same extreme right operatives who created the "Tea Party" are behind the anti-science and anti-intellectual spectacles opposing measures designed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. And with much the same agenda. By now, that is not much of a secret, but it is nonetheless necessary to expose these roots, and to debunk the

Paul Street (2020-06-12). Livable Ecology, Not Police. counterpunch.org I have never heard it louder than I did this morning. The Interstate highway, I-80, that is, two miles or so north of my abode in Iowa City. It's a highway to Hell in the heartland of the deranged Superpower that leads the world in per-capita Greenhouse Gassing. All those carbon-spewing, planet-cooking semi-trailers, cars, vans,

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-12). The problem of external debt. mronline.org There is a massive problem of external debt building up for the third world, of which the recent Argentine debt crisis was only one manifestation. At the root of the problem is the collapse of primary commodity prices in the world market which began in April 2011.

Bruce Jackson (2020-06-12). Buffalo Cops—And All the Other Cops. counterpunch.org All we know is that a line of cops, for no apparent reason, charged a group of apparently peaceful demonstrators and began beating them, after which shots were fired, a car injured three police officers, one seriously, a woman was shot, and three people were arrested. Someone gave the order to attack, and they did.

Eds. (2020-06-12). America's unfinished revolution: Where do the George Floyd protests go from here? mronline.org It takes but a few minutes for the ruling elite to recast collective calls for an end to state violence against black people into images of the criminality of black protesters and to call for an end to looting.

Eds. (2020-06-12). Media are slowly starting to be serious about police violence. mronline.org As the George Floyd protests against police violence erupted around the nation, a massive amount of evidence of police brutality was widely captured through social media. Unfortunately, very little of it made it to mainstream outlets until much later.

ACLU (2020-06-12). Policing the Press: A Journalist on the Frontlines. aclu.org Journalists covering protests against police brutality across the country are facing an influx of violence, suppression efforts, and arrests by police. Since the George Floyd protests began, there have been more than 400 claims of aggressions against the press, according to the

Andrew Levine (2020-06-12). Where the Fault Line Lies. counterpunch.org With Inauguration Day 2021 now "only" seven months away, it is becoming more likely than not that the world "as we know it" (more or less), will survive the Trump presidency. Trump becomes increasingly unhinged with each passing day but, with his allotted time in office running down, the prospects for resuming something like the

Daniel Borgstrà∂m (2020-06-12). Defying the Curfew in Oakland on June 3, 2020. dissidentvoice.org June 3 was the night of a protest to defy the recently declared curfew in Oakland and defend our Constitutional rights. Thousands attended, the plaza was packed full. This was the community calling the bluff of Law Enforcement, and the latter didn't enforce their curfew. Massive demonstrations had risen up across the country after the …

Shimbun Akahata (2020-06-12). Activists in Japan join the global Black Lives Matter movement. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—In response to the Black Lives Matter movement spreading from the United States to the rest of the world, several rounds of anti-racism demonstrations in Tokyo and Osaka have seen massive turnout—even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. On June 7, the chant "Black Lives Matter" echoed throughout downtown Osaka City. The rally was …

Staff (2020-06-12). Stir Crazy! Episode #52: First Nations Friday. therealnews.com On today's show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Steve Early (2020-06-12). A Mon Valley Memoir: Lessons From The Last Stand Of Steelworkers in Homestead. counterpunch.org Many younger radicals today are trying to figure out how to relate, personally and collectively, to the labor movement. Should they seek union staff jobs and become agents of workplace change that way? Or should they organize "on the shop-floor" itself— as a teacher, nurse, or UPS driver—and then seek elected, rather than appointed, union

Ron Jacobs (2020-06-12). Fighting For Our Future, Fighting Back Against Austerity. counterpunch.org Like many other cities across the US both big and small, Burlington, Vermont's economy has been hit hard by the fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. Because much of its economy depends on restaurants, bars, pubs and entertainment, the unemployment is higher than it has been in decades. As a result, tax revenues are down and

Maicol David Lynch (2020-06-12). Young Communists hit the streets in New York with Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—"How do you spell racist? NYPD!" the crowd chanted as it proceeded up Fifth Avenue towards Central Park from Washington Square Park in Manhattan. The Young Communist League Organizing Committee of New York wasted no time mobilizing its members to participate in and even lead the dozens of protests which have taken the streets …

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 . . . |

Evan Jones (2020-06-12). Covid-19 Hits the French Health System. counterpunch.org On 28 February the WHO issued a report on China's efforts to control the Coronavirus outbreak, highlighting the necessity for a comprehensive government-led response to the threat. On 29 February, the French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe chose to divert priorities from a Ministerial Council dedicated to Covid-19 by utilising article 49-3 of the Constitution to

Staff (2020-06-12). Georgia's Elections Were A Voter Suppression Horror Show. therealnews.com Georgia's primary election could be a warning for what's to come when Americans head to the polls in November.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2020-06-12). Movement grows against Trump's looting of taxpayers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Progressives in Congress and in mass organizations, among them Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and the pro-worker group Public Citizen, are raising alarm over the Trump administration's refusal to release the names of corporations that have received bailouts from the $500 billion coronavirus stimulus package passed recently, and over plans by GOP Senate Majority …

Makasi Motema (2020-06-12). Organizing for revolutionary power. 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 . . . |

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 …

Max Greenberg (2020-06-12). Ithaca tenants win major #CancelTheRents victory. liberationnews.org This victory marks but the first step in the ITU's fight for rent cancellation.

PSL Connecticut (2020-06-12). New Haven is Minneapolis: Racist police terror is alive and well in Connecticut. liberationnews.org New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker is among the many political officials across Connecticut who are trying to distance themselves from the state's long history and ever present epidemic of racist police terror. On May 29, in his first statement on the wave of protests that have spread across the country following the murder of George …

T.J. Coles (2020-06-12). Infiltrating Antifa: the Feds and Their Long History of Subversion. counterpunch.org On May 31st, President Trump (or his people) tweeted: "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization." Attorney General, William Barr, said: "The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly." Trump and Barr

Caleb Granger (2020-06-12). 60,000 Houstonians take to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd. liberationnews.org A week prior to his funeral, more than 60,000 people took to the streets in downtown Houston to demand justice for George Floyd.

Ellen Knickmeyer, Jonathan Lemire (2020-06-12). 'Welcome home party' for white supremacists—Trump picks Tulsa for comeback rally. peoplesworld.org OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—Black community and political leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to at least change the date of an Oklahoma rally kick-starting his return to public campaigning, saying that holding the event on Juneteenth, the day that marks the end of slavery in America, is a "slap in the face." Trump campaign officials …

PSL Webmaster (2020-06-12). VIDEO: Help fund the work of the PSL. liberationnews.org We appeal to you to contribute to the PSL's National Fund Drive to help us launch national initiatives, put organizers and speakers on the road, support and coordinate local organizing, produce Party publications and other media and deepen the Party's international solidarity work.

Mark Schuller (2020-06-12). Unmasking Racial Terror and Seeing Whiteness. counterpunch.org Tuesday was the funeral for George Floyd, killed by Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officer Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day, as the U.S. COVID death toll approached 100,000. Floyd's murder was caught on tape: for eight minutes and 46 seconds, Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck. Floyd's words, "I can't breathe!" echoing Eric Garner's, killed

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-12). Living is no laughing matter. mronline.org The United States government has withdrawn its support for the World Health Organisation (WHO) based on accusations that the WHO has not been forthcoming about the novel coronavirus and based on U.S. President Donald Trump's questioning of the WHO's independence from China, calling the organisation a 'puppet of China'.

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

Scott Marks (2020-06-12). Black union leaders: Stand with us in the fight for our lives. peoplesworld.org The following op-ed is adapted from a statement and call to action issued by the Black Leadership Group of UNITE HERE International Union. The principal author is Rev. Scott Marks, who serves as the group's organizing director and chair. It was originally published here. We are the Black Leadership Group of UNITE HERE International Union. We are …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-12). Nursing homes illegally grabbing Medicaid recipients' $1,200 checks. peoplesworld.org

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-12). Coronavirus spread in Colombia triggers orange alert in Bogota, curfew in Barranquilla. colombiareports.com Colombia's capital Bogota declared an orange alert and port city Barranquilla decreed a curfew on Thursday as the coronavirus threatens to collapse the cities' healthcare systems. Bogota mayor Claudia Lopez…

CP Editor (2020-06-12). Charley Crockett — "Welcome To Hard Times" counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-06-12). Piketty delivers another economics blockbuster. greenleft.org.au By Thomas Piketty
| Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
| Harvard University Press 2020 | French economist…

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-12). Don't Dismiss the Importance of Toppling a Statue. dissidentvoice.org I did not expect to be returning to this issue so soon but I was surprised, to put it mildly, to discover that my last post on anti-racists toppling a statue of the notorious slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol proved to be the most polarising article I have ever written. Given the many controversial …

2020-06-13: Social Media Postees

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International Criminal Court vs US exceptionalism
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-13
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the decision by the Donald Trump administration to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court. The ICC is conducting a probe into war crimes by the US in Afghanistan.
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[Perspectives] Accountability for medical participation in torture
Leonard Rubenstein | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
After revelations of the participation of US health professionals in torture of detainees in military or CIA custody in the wake of 9/11, citizens filed complaints to disciplinary and licensing boards in seven states against psychologists who had been publicly identified as having been part of the torture apparatus. All of the complaints were eventually dismissed, only one with an explanation. In light of the disciplinary bodies' resistance to investigate participation in torture, much less impose sanctions, colleagues and I, then representing Physicians for Human Rights, helped a New York legislator, Richard Got…
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Antiracist protests for George Floyd circle the globe
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-13
The massive popular and antiracist reaction to the cop murder of George Floyd in the epicenter of world imperialism has inspired an equally massive reaction worldwide. Hundreds of thousands have marched, not only in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, but also against local manifestations . . . | Continue reading Antiracist protests for George Floyd circle the globe at Workers.org
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[Editorial] Medicine and medical science: Black lives must matter more
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Emblematic of the profound sense of outrage at the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets in the USA and across the globe. They set aside the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, judging that what they were marching for was more immediately urgent. Marches have been held to draw attention to the continued murder by police of Black people and to the persistent, pervasive racism that exists across societies.
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Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-13
In 2017, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that it is their responsibility to "quell information rebellions" and adopt a "mission statement" expressing their commitment to "prevent the fomenting of discord." | "Civil wars don't start with gunshots, they start with words," the representatives were told by cold warrior think tank denizen Clint Watts. "America's war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media ba…
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European Court upholds right to boycott Israel
Ali Abunimah | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
"Israel, an apartheid country, cannot forever prevent the truimph of justice and freedom for the Palestinian people."
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The Coronavirus Reversal
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
The Abrupt, Radical Reversal in How Public Health Experts Now Speak About the Coronavirus and Mass Gatherings…
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A mass uprising is here, protect if from the ruling class
Kevin Zeese | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
The media described the uprising as a "riot" involved in violence and property destruction but the movement responded by using videos to show black organizers trying to stop people, some of whom seemed to be undercover police or white supremacists.
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"A Question of Land and Existence": An Introduction to Marx's Anti-colonialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
Although a thorough assessment of Marx's anti-colonial politics would have to devote substantial critical attention to its many limitations, my emphasis here is not on these limitations, but rather on aspects of Marx's anti-colonialism that remain relevant, illuminating, and worthy of serious consideration today.
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Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-13
The self-inflicted cultural defenestration of what passes for Western Civilization in the United States continues apace. As George Orwell described the process in 1984 "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present…" | Ironically, even as America's Founding Fathers are being pilloried through the prism of contemporary values, not every bit of customary be…
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Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct
Omari Salisbury | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response…
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"We Are Fighting for Our Lives Against People With Money and Power"
Doni Jones | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Interview with a Minneapolis bus driver, who provided a model of solidarity during the George Floyd protests by refusing to transport police officers…
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Minnesota Workers United labor contingent joins justice for George Floyd protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, June 11, 3200 protesters gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center demanding justice for George Floyd and real change. Protests had been going on daily, sometimes several per day, for 18 days since the police murder of George Floyd. | While a battle rages over the role of police 'unions,' members of at least seven unions organized and turned out to the protest as part of a labor contingent organized by Minnesota Workers United. The labor contingent also sent several speakers up to the stage to speak and demand justice for George Floyd and to make it clear that police have n…
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Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-13
The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament's upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.
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Black Lives Matter-Lansing event declares racism a public health crisis, confronts mayor
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
Lansing, MI – Police brutality protests continue in both Lansing and East Lansing after the downtown march on May 31 but they are not the only challenge to police brutality based in the Lansing metropolitan area. Black Lives Matter-Lansing and One Love Global hosted a live "Call to Action" on Facebook and Eventbrite. | After a spoken word performance and moment of silence for victims of racist violence, One Love Global CEO and Black Lives Matter-Lansing cofounder Angela Waters Austin spoke with panelists from the Ingham County Health Department about public health deficits experienced by African Americans and oth…
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A view of the USA from Portugal: 'Not a riot — rebellion!
Manuel Raposo | workers.org | 2020-06-13
The author is a Portuguese left communist and editor of jornalmudardevida.net. This article was translated by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto. Hundreds of demonstrators in Brazil gathered outside the office of Rio de Janeiro's governor on May 31, protesting the deaths of Black and favela youth at the hands of . . . | Continue reading A view of the USA from Portugal: 'Not a riot — rebellion! at Workers.org
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Minnesota Workers United labor contingent joins justice for George Floyd protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, June 11, 3200 protesters gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center demanding justice for George Floyd and real change. Protests had been going on daily, sometimes several per day, for 18 days since the police murder of George Floyd. | While a battle rages over the role of police 'unions,' members of at least seven unions organized and turned out to the protest as part of a labor contingent organized by Minnesota Workers United. The labor contingent also sent several speakers up to the stage to speak and demand justice for George Floyd and to make it clear that police have n…
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New Orleans protesters un-arrest Black community member and rally to defund police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
New Orleans, LA – The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition led a rally outside City Hall during the city council's Jun. 11 meeting. The week before, the New Orleans Police Department fired tear gas and rubber stinger rounds at protesters on a bridge 200 feet above the Mississippi River. In response, the rally demanded that the city defund and demilitarize the police. | Sade Dumas of the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) said, "Around 25% of the city's funds are spent on over-policing residents. Those funds can be better used for social services that improve public safety and enhance the lives…
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The world on fire
Mumia Abu-Jamal | workers.org | 2020-06-13
Guess what? The world is on fire! I don't mean environmental degradation or global warming; no, although that too is true. I refer to protests, not just all across the United States but all around the world. Imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Protests from London to Paris; from Berlin to Nairobi; . . . | Continue reading The world on fire at Workers.org
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VIDEO: Back Lives Matter protests in Australia
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — The aerial footage shows thousands of people taking part in Black Lives Matter and pro-refugee protests in Australia's Perth with the social distancing protocols in place.
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Right-wing violence escalates and white man urinates next to police memorial
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
A man urinated next to a memorial dedicated to the police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack amid violent clashes between far-right protesters and police in central London.Several hundred demonstrators, mostly white men, attended the protest organised by far-right groups, including Britain First, which claimed they wanted to protect statues such as Winston Churchill from vandalism. Meanwhile, anti-racist Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations were peaceful.But fights erupted in areas near the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, as demonstrators repeatedly assailed officers with foul-mouthed c…
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Right-wing and anti-racism protesters scuffle in Britain
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history.Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill – Britain's World War Two leader whom protesters call a xenophobe – were boarded up to try and minimize trouble.In Trafalgar Square, police separated two groups of about 100 people each, one chanting "Black Lives Matter", the other racial slurs. Some groups jostled, tossed bottles and cans, and set off fireworks, as riot police with dogs and horses line…
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Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, citing his tweet challenging a colleague's silence on the issue.Brandon Dail, a user interface engineer in Seattle, wrote on Twitter that he was dismissed for publicly scolding a colleague who had refused to include a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on developer documents he was publishing.Dail sent the tweet a day after joining dozens of employees, including the six other engineers on his team, in abandoning…
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Power Over The Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
The clashes between police and protesters in response to the recent police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and others throughout the country expose the violence inherent to the U.S. system of policing. Social media has been inundated with hundreds of videos chronicling police aggression and brutality. Cities nationwide, particularly in the nation's capital of Washington, D.C., have faced unprecedented militarization of their streets. Police have wielded weapons typically used only by special forces in overseas military campaigns, even going as far as to use a Lakota helicopter with Red Cros…
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Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia is censoring independent news websites by adding them to an official blacklist of taboo "deprecated" media outlets. | The Grayzone is among the news websites targeted by the censorship campaign. Others include leftist and anti-imperialist outlets like MintPress News and the Latin American news broadcaster Telesur, along with several prominent right-wing political sites, including the Daily Caller. | The campaign to blacklist The Grayzone was initiated by Wikipedia editors who identify as Venezuelans and openly support the country's right-wing, US-backed opposition. These user…
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Seattle: The Demands Of Collective Black Voices At The CHAZ
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people. This document is to represent the black voices who spoke in victory at the top of 12th & Pine after 9 days of peaceful protest while under constant nightly attack from the Seattle Police Department. These are words from that night, June 8th, 2020. | For ea…
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To Police Of Good Conscience: These Protests Are For You Too
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
Above photo: From Call Your Girlfriend. Don't resist the change that's coming. It has the possibility to bring safety and redemption to us all. To the police of good conscience: What if all this demonstrating was also for you? What if the pain you are feeling right now — the pain of feeling misunderstood and …
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Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
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Friday 6/12: Voices Without Votes: The Activist Youth Calling Out for Justice (webinar)
On Common Ground | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Online discussion…
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Narrative Control Operations Escalate as America Burns
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-13
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | In 2017, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that it is their responsibility to "quell information rebellions" and adopt a "mission statement" expressing their commitment to "prevent the fomenting of discord." | "Civil wars don't start with gunshots, they start with words," the representatives were told by cold warrior think tank denizen Clint Watts. "America's war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social…
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USA: Hate And Fury
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
The streets of the US are burning. Demonstrations by armed Trump supporters pressing for the opening of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic have been replaced by protests for the umpteenth police murder of an African American citizen, in this case George Floyd. The reaction is reminiscent of the days of hate and fury that broke out in Los Angeles in 1992 after the acquittal of the police officers who had beaten Rodney King a year earlier. Just two examples of the many that could be used, both recent and old, that demonstrates that American democracy has great difficulties applying within the country what it…
popularresistance.org/usa-hate-and-fury/

Oakland Youths in Protest to Rid Schools of Police
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Over a thousand march to Mayor Libby Schaaf's house for vigil and protest…
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Thursday 6/11: Let Brianna Speak, Justice for Erik Salgado Protest @ Highland Hospital
#LetBriannaSpeak | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Highland Hospital | Main Entrance | 1411 E 31st St | Oakland, CA…
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Los Altos High School Students Bring Demands to BLM Protest
Teens Lead the Way | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Los Altos High School students, incensed by racially charged police violence, organized and led a march/rally on June 5.
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The Scourge of Islamophobia in Canada
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-13
Muslims in Canada deserve to feel what non-Muslims feel when they hear of a vicious crime or a foiled plot committed by someone who looks like them: abhorred by the crime but knowing the crime reflects the perpetrator alone. Any other thought process should never occur. | — Graeme Truelove, Un-Canadian: Islamophobia in the True North (Nightwood Editions, 2020): location 35% | The police murder of George Floyd set off the powder keg filled by centuries of oppression of Black peoples in the United States. The United States has been beset by countrywide protests, some marred by violence of protestors and po…
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Lebanese Protesters Set Central Bank on Fire
Mahmut Geldi | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-13
Demonstrators in Lebanon attempted to occupy the central bank in the capital Thursday after the country's currency sank to a record low against the US dollar. | As a result of the nation's economic crisis, the dollar rose to 6,000 Lebanese pounds from 4,000 in the last two days, prompting protesters to take to the streets in Beirut and many other cities. | twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/127152377… | They blocked roads to traffic with garbage containers and burning tires. | Forcing their way into the central bank on Hamra Street, they had to withdraw when security forces intervened. | Security for…
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[Correspondence] NICE guideline for rectal cancer: already out of date
Robert Glynne-Jones, Mark Harrison, Drostan Cheetham | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
As members of a colorectal multidisciplinary team, some of whom have contributed to previous National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance1 and European Society of Medical Oncology guidelines in rectal cancer,2 we disagree with the current recommendations in the update to NICE guidance that was published in 2020: "offer preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy to people with rectal cancer that is cT1-T2, cN1-N2, M0, or cT3-T4, any cN, M0."3…
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[Obituary] Jacob Plange-Rhule
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Physician, academic, and researcher who served as the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Born on July 27, 1957, in Winneba, Ghana, he died from complications of COVID-19 in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2020, aged 62 years.
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[Viewpoint] Clinical endpoint adjudication
Mohammed N Meah, Martin A Denvir, Nicholas L Mills, John Norrie, David E Newby | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
In pivotal clinical effectiveness trials, the primary endpoint needs to be precisely defined and quantified because any misclassification could introduce noise and possible bias, potentially leading to incorrect trial conclusions. This misclassification is commonly addressed by having an independent clinical endpoint adjudication committee where all relevant clinical information is provided and a panel of clinical experts categorises the primary endpoint, blind to treatment allocation. This strategy has been established as a basic cornerstone of modern robust trial methodology.
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[Comment] Offline: COVID-19–what we can expect to come
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
The verdicts are now coming in. In Mark Honigsbaum's updated edition of The Pandemic Century, he has included a new chapter on COVID-19. As a historian of epidemics, he offers his judgments about how countries have responded to what he calls "China's Chernobyl moment". His critique is sharp. For decades, we have known that the world is intrinsically and increasingly vulnerable to pandemics–and yet, "we failed to heed the warnings about Covid-19 and act when our actions could have prevented the outbreak from spinning out of control".
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[World Report] COVID-19 vaccines for all?
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
If an effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, how will it get to everyone in need? Ann Danaiya Usher reports on the initiatives being planned to ensure equitable access, and their shortcomings.
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[Correspondence] Increasing tobacco sales under the anti-smoking policy in China
Hailong Luo, Yuan Zhao | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
China joined the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, but tobacco control in China is still worrying.1 In the past decade, the Chinese Government has strengthened the publicity of anti-smoking campains in the media and increased the management of anti-smoking through policies. Nevertheless, paradoxically, tobacco sales have been rising.
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[Correspondence] Acute liver failure — Authors' reply
R Todd Stravitz, William M Lee | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
We appreciate the additional insights provided by Sandro Vento and Francesca Cainelli regarding the incidence and diagnosis of acute liver failure in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Beyond the differences in known causal factors (viruses, drugs) between high-income countries and LMICs, the predominance of the indeterminate group in these regions is of concern to all. In our study,1 only 5% of patients remained indeterminate after thorough serological testing and review of history and available liver histology.
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[Correspondence] Major burns: debt recovery or ethics?
Nikolaos Arkoulis, Niall Martin | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
As one of the UK's largest tertiary burns centres, St Andrew's Burns Service has an ethical obligation to raise awareness about issues that compromise the care of patients. In 2017, new regulations placed a legal requirement on Health Authorities to establish patients' eligibility for free National Health Service treatment.1 An increasing number of patients ineligible for free care have been admitted to the St Andrew's Burns Service and subsequently presented with large invoices as soon as they recover.
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Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers
| workers.org | 2020-06-13
By Aleris Villegas and Lyn Neeley Each year about 300,000 cultural exchange workers — students, scholars and professors sponsored by U.S. employers — enter the country as J-1 workers. The J-1 Visa program promises job training for students, a way to share their culture, improve their English and explore life . . . | Continue reading Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers at Workers.org
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The Pathos of Democracy
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-13
"I do believe God is working through you to try to call us together." — Matt Gaetz, R-Fla speaking to the brother of George Floyd | "Defund the police, abolish ICE, disarm Americans and then surrender our cities to the Antifa mob — if this is the rulebook for the new Woketopia, count me out!… Antifa has now designated Seattle their capital." — Matt Gaetz | "He [Matt Gaetz] represents, however, everything that is wrong with the modern Republican Party: from racism, anti-Semitism, and white nationalism; to conspiracism and anti-intellectualism; to a slavish and sycophantic loyalty to Donald Trump." — Mehdi Ha…
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Johnson ponders introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers of UK firms
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Business groups have warned that introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers that threaten national security could have a "chilling" effect on investment in the UK. The government is said to be considering new rules that would mean directors could be jailed or companies could be fined hundreds of thousands of pounds for failing to …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/johnson-ponders-introducing-a-law-to-prevent-foreign-takeovers-of-uk-firms/

Canada Isolates Itself against World Opinion on Palestinian Rights
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-13
The Palestinian solidarity movement is unsettling Canada's diplomatic apparatus. In the final week of their multi-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council they've been forced to respond to a well-documented, strong campaign in defense of Palestinian rights. Yesterday, Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN, Marc-André Blanchard, delivered a letter to all …
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COVID-19 hot spot
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-06-13
Houston The National Black United Front in Houston toured the Harris County Jail on May 19, Malcolm X's 95th birthday, to observe the conditions facing the prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Black prisoners make up half of those incarcerated, despite being only 18 percent of the Harris County adult population. . . . | Continue reading COVID-19 hot spot at Workers.org
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The govt, the Klan, cops and prisons
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-06-13
The following talk was given by Ted Kelly of Philadelphia during a May 16 webinar sponsored by the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. I'll begin by quoting two different passages. The first is from Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy's book, "The Klan and the Government: Foes or . . . | Continue reading The govt, the Klan, cops and prisons at Workers.org
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UK Stock Exchange considers cutting market trading hours, says LSE
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
A public consultation has found strong support for cutting stock market trading hours in the UK to help improve gender diversity and mental health across the financial sector. Feedback from the LSE's public consultation found that a "significant majority" were sympathetic to arguments that the move would increase employee wellbeing and broaden the appeal of a high-pressure career in …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/uk-stock-exchange-considers-cutting-market-trading-hours-says-lse/

Coronavirus exposes Britain's bogus self-employment problem
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Millions of Britain's self-employed workers can now apply for financial aid to help them through the coronavirus crisis. The government has announced support of 80% of their average monthly earnings up to a cap of £7,500. It comes as a relief for many — there are 5.2 million registered self-employed people in the UK. But a …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/coronavirus-exposes-britains-bogus-self-employment-problem/

"Indian racism towards Black people is almost worse than white peoples' racism" An Interview with Arundhati Roy
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
We ourselves live in a pretty sick society that seems incapable of feelings of sisterhood, brotherhood, solidarity.
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The Worst Literal Hitler Ever
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-13
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. …
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Racial Justice Teach-in at Abolish ICE Camp in Aurora CO
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-13
AURORA, CO — The encampment at the GEO Group's ICE facility in Aurora, Colorado, is hosting a teach-in about reparations and racial justice. The Black Hammer will be leading the event. Yesterday was the end of week three for the encampment which is demanding the…
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New Yorkers march against NYPD crimes, repeal Bill 50A
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
New York, NY – Tuesday evening, June 9, roughly 1000 New Yorkers gathered at City Hall for a rally and march organized by Justice Committee and the families of many of those killed by the NYPD. The rally featured a mix of speakers and cultural performances. | The families involved centered the action around these main demands: Defund the NYPD; fire all officers who have killed our loved ones; repeal Bill 50a; and pass the PoliceStat Act and the Bailey-Perry special prosecutor bill. | The families have since won all of the legislative demands — the New York state senate passed the bills over the past three d…
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FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19 restrictions leave migrant workers stranded
news.un.org | 2020-06-13
In countries across the world, tens of thousands of migrant workers are finding themselves stranded through travel restrictions, in the hope of curbing the spread of COVID-19.
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American Teens and the Insurrection of 2020
Jonah Raskin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Caught Between Passion and Cool…
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UK businesses dramatically scaled back or shelved investment plans
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Businesses have dramatically scaled back investment plans for the rest of the year in response to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy, according to a leading business survey. The Institute of Directors (IoD) said its confidence tracker revealed the Covid-19 crisis had driven down investment intentions among its members for the next 12 months by 11 …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/uk-have-dramatically-scaled-back-or-shelved-investment-plans/

Video: Covid Nurse Exposes New York Hospital. People Have Been Lied To. It's Destroying Life. The Numbers are a Lie
Journeyman Pictures | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-13
Registered nurse, Erin Olszewski, spent a month at the epicenter of the epicenter, Elmhurst Hospital in NY. | After witnessing the same malpractice matching testimonies of other outspoken nurses in the U.S., she decided to wear a hidden camera to …
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Will there be another stock market crash in 2020?
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
The coronavirus restrictions have led to an unprecedented drop in economic activity. Because the UK's economy relies heavily on the services sector, it has suffered more than many European countries. However, the contraction is certainly global. Furthermore, the second Covid-19 wave has started too. For example, the US is seeing a rise in coronavirus hospitalisations, in …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/will-there-be-another-stock-market-crash-in-2020/

Community control Vs. defunding the police: A critical analysis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
Defunding the police might end the armed and uniformed force as we know it, but the ruling class will then hire mercenaries to protect their wealth and enforce their will.
mronline.org/2020/06/13/community-contro…

The Central Issue Is Police Repression, Not Police Unions
Bill Fletcher | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
The law enforcement unions are not the problem; the history, culture and practices of the U.S. law enforcement system are the problem.
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Camden Is Not a Blueprint for Disbanding the Police
Rann Miller | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
The residents of Camden no longer have any semblance of direct control of the officers who patrol their streets…
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Why Are DU Students, Teachers Against Online Exams?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-13
Prof. Abha Dev Habib, Treasurer of Delhi University Teachers' Association, speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the ongoing struggle against discriminatory online exams to be conducted by Delhi University beginning from early July.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/13/why-are-d…

PDF of June 11 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-13
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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How Thailand Contained COVID-19
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
In politically turbulent Thailand, a public health system with popular support — not decrees from above — made all the difference…
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Dealing with Government Repression
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Among these impacts is a willingness by some police to carelessly shoot and brutalize young black men and other men of color for no justifiable reason, which has given rise to the deeply important Movement for Black Lives.
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Police Are the Problem, Not the Solution
Michael Hirsch | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Review of The End of Policing, by Alex Vitale…
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øLas tropas USA contra lxs manifestantes estadounidenses?
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-13
Traducción: redroja.net 5 de junio — Hace cuatro días, la Casa Blanca pidió al ejército estadounidense que se desplegara por las ciudades norteamericanas para "dominar" las calles. A lo largo de los tres días siguientes, dos antiguos integrantes de la Junta de Jefes del Estado Mayor conjunto de los ejércitos . . . | Continue reading øLas tropas USA contra lxs manifestantes estadounidenses? at Workers.org
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British Airways' treatment of staff a national disgrace, say MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
British Airways' treatment of its workforce during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic "is a national disgrace", MPs have claimed. | "Calculated": | A report by the Commons Transport Select Committee accused the airline of a "calculated attempt to take advantage" of the crisis by cutting up to 12,000 jobs and downgrading the terms and conditions of the bulk of its remaining employees. | The carrier insisted no decisions have been made and it's doing everything it can to "sustain the maximum number of jobs". | Other aviation companies have also announced thousands of redundancies, including easyJet, Ryanai…
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UK backtracks — soft Brexit border controls with EU
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
The United Kingdom will delay the introduction of border checks on imports from the European Union by as much as six months in a bid to avoid piling on the pain for British business and choking off vital food supplies. The UK government on Friday backtracked on plans to impose full border checks on EU imports on January …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/uk-backtracks-soft-brexit-border-controls-with-eu/

The Sacking of Gough Whitlam and the Royal Intention Behind the Five Eyes
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-13
An important reckoning with a great historical injustice is underway in Australia which presents the world with a rare opportunity to look into the darker corners of the corridors of power too often ignored by even the most ardent truth seekers among us. | This reckoning has taken the form of a four-year, hard fought legal battle which a lone crowd funded Australian historian named Jenny Hocking waged in the highest courts of her nation to win the right on May 30, 2020 to make 211 secret letters held within Australia's National Archives public for the first time since they were deposited in 1978. | These palace l…
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Growing revolt by Black journalists
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-06-13
In an historic week that has witnessed demonstrations, too numerous to count, against police brutality in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, another anti-racist movement is growing. As reports surface of police intentionally targeting journalists across the U.S, especially Black and . . . | Continue reading Growing revolt by Black journalists at Workers.org
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Popular blood pressure medicines do not put patients at greater COVID-19 risk: study
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
New research offers reassuring evidence to hundreds of millions of people with high blood pressure that popular anti-hypertension drugs do not put them at greater risk from COVID-19 as some experts had feared.Two blood pressure-lowering drug classes, called ACE inhibitors and ARBs, came under scrutiny after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in April that 72% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients 65 or older had hypertension.ACE inhibitors and ARBs are thought to trigger activity along the same biological pathways used by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus to attack the lungs.Researchers at Oxfo…
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Symbols are invested with power
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Don't dismiss the importance of toppling a statue…
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Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are More than Skin Deep
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-13
It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel's security forces against Palestinians. A video that went viral late last month of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, killing a black man, George Floyd, by pressing a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/parallels-bet…

Long Read: The slow exodus of Palestinian Christians
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
By Jonathan Cook (25-minute read): Israel has exploited the steady decline in the numbers of Palestinian Christians to advance its claim that they are being hounded from the region by Muslim extremists. But the real blame lies with Israel and the foreign Churches. It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied …
truepublica.org.uk/global/long-read-the-slow-exodus-of-palestinian-christians/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Across the world, one of the biggest changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic is in the field of education. Programs from kindergarten through postsecondary have rapidly moved to a distance learning model. Online and remote instruction has its own unique challenges, and has required students and educators to be creative to stay connected. On the …
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Health care leaders urge patients to seek necessary care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, joined Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president of the Cleveland Clinic, in a public call for patients not to delay needed health care or screenings. In a New York Times Opinion piece, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, and Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president …
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Reversing a vasectomy
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
People change their minds. Some men who had a vasectomy to become infertile might decide for whatever reason that they want to have more children. In those cases, vasectomy reversal can be an option. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/TgfiKErAmx4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 56) is in the downloads at the end of…
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Mayo researchers define type of Alzheimer's that affects people in their younger years
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have defined a form of Alzheimer's disease that strikes younger people as early as their 40s, presents with atypical symptoms, and affects a different part of the brain not usually associated with Alzheimer's. In their study, the researchers describe a progressive dysexecutive syndrome which they say affects a person's …
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Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has launched a new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test in support of the national Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma and other critical research efforts to establish effective therapies and vaccines for COVID-19. The test will be available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories to select labs, blood banks, and biopharma clients in …
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Who should get COVID-19 testing?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a clinical microbiologist at Mayo Clinic, acknowledges that there seems to be a lot of confusion with the general public when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies, and convalescent plasma have sprung up in everyday language when talking about COVID-19 — but do you really need …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/wh…

Sunday 6/28: Out of Site: SOMA – A Virtual Performance-Driven Queer History Tour
Eye Zen Presents | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
This is a virtual/online event. Online at 7pm PT. Link will be sent to all registered ticket buyers.
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#FluorideTrial: Scientist Says He Was Threatened Because of Fluoride Study — Week 1 In Review
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-13
#FluorideTrial: Experts Admit Fluoride is a Pesticide The first week of the historic water fluoridation trial wrapped up on Friday afternoon after four days of occasionally tense testimony from expert witnesses with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One expert witness claimed he had been coerced into signing a …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/flu…

On surprise visit, Libya Tobruk-based parliament speaker in Algeria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
The head of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament Aguila Saleh arrived in the neighboring Algeria on a surprise visit on Saturday.Algeria's official TV said that Suleiman Shanin, the head of the National People's Assembly, the first chamber of the Algerian parliament, and Foreign Affairs Minister Sabri Boukadoum received Saleh at the Algiers International Airport in the capital.The source did not mention the duration and objectives of the visit, which coincides with the Libyan army's victories over the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar.On Friday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in an interview with a local med…
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Iran to re-impose virus restrictions if rules violated
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Iran has seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases since the authorities relaxed a lockdown in mid-April. | "If we do not want to see the spike of the disease in the country [Iran] again, we must observe health instructions and avoid unnecessary travel," Rouhani said in a televised speech. | The Iranian president said his government has relaxed the restrictions on condition of abiding by the health rules to combat the virus. | He warned that if the people are in danger, the authorities will have to re-impose the restrictions again. | Iran's Health Ministry confirmed 71 fatalities and 2,410 cases due to t…
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COVID-19: New cases reported in China, South Korea
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
China confirmed 11 new novel coronavirus cases while South Korea reported 48, authorities said on Saturday.China's National Health Commission said in a statement that five of the cases were locally transmitted, all based in the capital Beijing, while the six others were from travelers overseas.The commission reported no deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.A total of 83,075 cases have been reported in the country so far, according to the statement.The epidemic has claimed the lives of 4,634 people while 78,367 others have recovered from the virus.Meanwhile, South Korea reported 48 more cases of the virus…
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Albinism seen in 1 out of 17,000 people worldwide
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Albinism affects one out of 17,000 people worldwide, said the head of the Istanbul-based Albinism Association, marking June 13, International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD)."Albinism is a condition that occurs as a result of genetic changes that partially or completely prevent the production of melanin pigment, which gives color to living creatures," Serkan Ozorman told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Also the father of a 7-year-old albino son, Ozorman, 38, first joined the Albinism Association, founded in 2013 in Istanbul. He later joined the group's administration in December 2015, and has been serving…
yenisafak.com/en/life/albinism-seen-in-1…

Eight people wounded in shooting outside bar in San Antonio, Texas
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
A gunman shot and wounded eight people outside a San Antonio, Texas, bar late Friday night, but there were no fatalities, police said.San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told an early morning news briefing that a group of people were denied entry to the bar around midnight.A man in the group went to a vehicle, got a rifle, walked across the street and started shooting people, McManus said.The gunman fled the scene.Police said that the victims included five women and three men, between the ages of 23 to 41. All were listed in stable conditions at local hospitals, police said. Neither the alleged shooter nor t…
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Italy's PM says virus crisis should be opportunity to reform country
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Italy cannot afford to return to normality after the coronavirus emergency but should turn the crisis into an opportunity to reform the country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday."This is the time to work on a clear project to come out of the crisis," Conte said in the opening speech of a nine-day policy consultation in Rome."We must take advantage (of the situation) to turn the crisis into an opportunity, and remove all the obstacles that have slowed (Italy) down," he added.Conte said his coalition government was preparing a plan of reforms to simplify bureaucracy, push digital investments and green…
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Fire on French nuclear submarine at Toulon extinguished
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
A fire on a nuclear submarine docked at the French Mediterranean port of Toulon was extinguished early on Saturday morning, the Defence Ministry said.Some 100 firefighters had been called in to tackle the blaze on the Perle, which lasted 14 hours and ended at around 00: 50 a.m. (2250 GMT). the ministry said. It confirmed an earlier statement that no nuclear material was aboard when the fire broke out on Friday.Nobody was hurt and no nuclear materials or weapons were on board the vessel, which was in dry dock for repairs, authorities said on Friday.Toulon is France's biggest naval base and is home to most of its fl…
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COVID-19: Afghan Health Ministry reaches limit of tests
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Speaking at a gathering in the capital Kabul, Ahmad Jawad Osmani said from now on, any people with symptoms of COVID-19 would ultimately be considered as a positive case of the novel coronavirus infection."At present, we have laboratories in 11 provinces of Afghanistan and we plan to increase the number of services in all 34 provinces, but it takes time which is out of the control of the ministry," he said.Latest figures issued by the Health Ministry revealed that 556 cases proved positive after 1,045 samples were collected in the past 24 hours. The latest figures brought the tally of cases to 24,101 with 4,201 p…
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COVID-19 death toll rises in Oman, Bahrain, Libya
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Health authorities in Oman, Bahrain and Libya confirmed new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Saturday, while Morocco reported fresh infections. | The Omani Health Ministry said three patients had died from COVID-19, while 1,006 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours. | The country's confirmed cases now stand at 22,077, including 99 deaths, and 7,530 recoveries. | In Bahrain, the Health Ministry said the country's death toll rose to 37 after two people had died from the disease, while a further 444 new cases were registered, taking the figure to 17,713. | Libya's National Center for Disease Contr…
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Pakistan: 2nd ex-premier tests positive for coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for COVID-19, his son confirmed on Saturday.Gilani, the country's second ex-premier after Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to test positive in less than a week, joins a long and growing list of Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians infected by the coronavirus.His son, Ali Kasim Gilani, told reporters that his father had to appear before anti-corruption authorities a few days ago, despite the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.He said the former premier was now in self-isolation."Thank you [Prime Minister] Imran Khan's govt and Natio…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-2nd-ex-p…

Virus cases in Africa top 225,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
As Africa grapples with the fast-spreading coronavirus, the number of cases spiked to 224,105, according to a Saturday update by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.The virus took 100 days to infect 100,000 people in Africa since the first case was detected in mid-February, but then just 23 days to double to 200,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in a pace that is accelerating.The update has it that 6,040 patients have died across 54 African countries.The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the continent has reached 102,846, according to the update.Southern A…
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Turkish Coast Guard rescues 93 asylum seekers
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
The Turkish Coast Guard on Saturday rescued 93 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources.The asylum seekers of various nationalities initially set off for the Greek island of Lesbos (Midilli) from Ayvacik in Canakkale, northwestern Turkey.Their two rubber rafts were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fle…
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Turkey rescues 381 asylum seekers in a week
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Turkey rescued 381 asylum seekers over the past week, the Turkish Coast Guard Command said on Saturday.Between June 5 and 11, a total of 381 asylum seekers were held or rescued in 14 incidents, the coast guard said on Twitter.Three smugglers were also arrested, it added, sharing four photos from the rescue operations where the Turkish teams in full protective gear were seen taking asylum seekers' temperature.Turkey has been one of the main routes for asylum seekers wanting to reach Europe, especially since Syria's civil war started in 2011.Turkey hosts nearly four million Syrians, more than any other country in t…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-rescues-381…

DR Congo's gold smuggled to UAE, African countries: UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
A UN investigation has unearthed a network smuggling gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the United Arab Emirates as well as other countries in Africa.The UN report, seen by Anadolu Agency, details the illegal exports of gold to Dubai in the UAE as well as Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.It said the DRC's Ituri province was at the center of the network and the country was losing millions of dollars due to smuggling of the precious metal.According to the report, at least 1.1 tons of gold was smuggled out of the province in 2019, and the government could have earned up to $1.88 million in taxes if it…
yenisafak.com/en/world/dr-congos-gold-sm…

Pakistan: 2nd ex-premier tests positive for coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for COVID-19, his son confirmed on Saturday.Gilani, the country's second ex-premier after Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to test positive in less than a week, joins a long and growing list of Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians infected by the coronavirus.His son, Ali Kasim Gilani, told reporters that his father had to appear before anti-corruption authorities a few days ago, despite the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.He said the former premier was now in self-isolation."Thank you [Prime Minister] Imran Khan's govt and Natio…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-2nd-ex-p…

Turkey arrests five FETàñ terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-13
At least five suspects were arrested for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, Turkish authorities said on Saturday.In a statement, the provincial security directorate in Turkey's western Denizli province said police carried out anti-terror operations to arrest the suspects, all of whom were wanted by Turkish authorities and had arrest warrants against them.They were found at FETàñ cell houses, and some were holed up in secret compartments built specially for hiding, the statement added.Two suspects were remanded in custody, one was…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-arrests-fiv…

The Right To Refuse Unsafe Work Is More Important Than Ever
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on workers. Reports of job hazards grow increasingly dire as several governors and President Trump push past CDC guidelines to "reopen" the economy while forecasts predict soaring infections and deaths. | Some states at the direction of the Labor Department threaten termination of unemployment benefits for workers fearing return to dangerous jobs. A disturbing June 5 New York Times' report reveals how far those machinations have gone. The result: workers fired without pay or benefits or trapped in a deadly vice between poverty and disease. | In short, the news is terri…
popularresistance.org/the-right-to-refus…

Minneapolis Organizers Are Building The Tools For Safety Without Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
In 2018, members of the Minnesota grassroots groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective dropped a banner at Minneapolis City Hall. On it were two lists: on the left, three budget items on the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) budget, totaling $9 million. The right side was significantly longer, listing programs and organizations where the city could invest those $9 million to promote community safety — like domestic violence programs, housing and harm reduction. We were calling on the city to move our community's dollars out of the violent, untrustworthy MPD, and into programs that actually kee…
popularresistance.org/minneapolis-organi…

New Study: US Empire Is Falling But Will Not Fall Quietly
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
Where will the next war occur? Who will fight in it? Why will it occur? How will it be fought? This brief summarizes a series of reports that sought to answer these questions–looking out from now until 2030. The reports took the approach of examining these questions through the lenses of several trends–geopolitical, economic, environmental, legal, informational, and military–that will shape the contours of conflict. | Military history is littered with mistaken predictions about the future of warfare that have left forecasters militarily unprepared–sometimes disastrously so–for the co…
popularresistance.org/new-study-us-empir…

International Lawyers Oppose Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers' associations issued an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and members of the Congress of the Philippines. The urgent open letter was issued to express high levels of concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, which has been harshly criticized for its violations of human rights norms. | As the letter notes, "The international community is alarmed by the apparent abuses of power and civil unrest that the law will bring about. It will suppress and criminalize free speech and dissent, labe…
popularresistance.org/international-lawy…

Group Behind Confederate Monuments Also Built A Memorial To The Klan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
It was a Saturday. The mailman never comes to my door, but there was his knock. A couple days earlier I had ordered a book on Amazon that I had seen before only in a library. "Sorry to bother you," he said, "but I had to have you sign for this one." The return address on the padded manila envelope was a post office box in Charlotte, North Carolina. No name. | I cut the shipping tape and carefully pulled out the contents, wrapped inside a grocery bag. The worn 1941 first edition of Mrs. S.L. Smith's "North Carolina's Confederate Monuments and Memorials" — one of the only compilations by the United Daughters…
popularresistance.org/group-behind-confe…

Islamic Development Organization's chief to address Parl. open session on Sun
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Head of Islamic Development Organization Hojatoeslam Mohammad Ghomi is to deliver a report on Iran's sociocultural status quo at the Parliament's open session on June 14.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159755/Islamic-Deve…

Tehran to host intl. conference on polyolefin pipes on Monday
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The first international conference on polyolefin pipes will be held by Jam Petrochemical Company in the form of specialized panels and sideline exhibitions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159763/Tehran-to-ho…

Tehran hosts first exhibition after four-month pause
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — An exhibition has been opened in Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds today which marks the resumption of exhibitions after some four months of shutdown due to the outbreak.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159728/Tehran-hosts…

Iran to unveil some defense achievements on Natl. Defense Industry Day: Brig. Gen
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of Iranian Defense Ministry Brigadier General Saeed Shabanian said that the Islamic Republic will unveil some of its defense achievements on the National Defense Industry Day.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159762/Iran-to-unve…

Presence of PKK elements in Iran false claim: cmdr
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — IRGC Ground Forces Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour rejected the claim of a Turkish official regarding the presence of PKK elements in Iran and noted that the IRGC has ensured security on the borders.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159753/Presence-of-…

Iranian envoy holds webinar with Iranian students in Japan amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Japan Morteza Rahmani Movahhed held a video-conference meeting on Saturday with Iranian students, researchers, and professors residing in Japan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159758/Iranian-envo…

Maharlu Lake in pink color with breathtaking views in Fars prov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
SHIRAZ, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Located at 25km southeast Shiraz, capital of Fars province, Maharlu Lake is one of the most important sources of edible and industrial salt. As water vapor and salinity increase, the number of algae increases in the lake bed as well and existence of this type of algae changes color of the lake to pink and red colors.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/159743/Maharlu-Lak…

Historical Gharbalbiz Spring in Yazd
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
YAZD, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Gharbalbiz Spring with good heavenly weather is a natural attraction in the middle of the central deserts of Iran, between Mehriz and Yazd. It is called Gharbalbiz (meaning sieve) since it is made of so many holes located in the skirts of Gharbalbiz Mountain. Based on the archeological evidence, Gharbalbiz is among the most ancient attractions left from the Parthian dynasty in Yazd and in central Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/159733/Historical-…

Introduction ceremony to new head of State Prisons org. held
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Farewell to Asghar Jahangir and introduction ceremony to Mohammad Mehdi Hajmohammadi as the new head of State Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures Organization was held on Saturday in Tehran. The ceremony was attended by Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the first deputy head of the judiciary.
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Iran to use capsule hotels as accommodation for tourists
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — In a Saturday ceremony with the presence of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the first capsule hotel imported to the country was unveiled to be used as a new type of recommendation for tourists.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159750/Iran-to-use-…

Showing Iran as security threat, goal of US, Zionist regime: FM Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-13
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that distorting Iran's image and presenting it as a security threat is the main goal of the United States and Zionist regime.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159760/Showing-Iran…

Statement in Support of #8toAbolition
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people.
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Is coronavirus Covid-19 stalking residents in Oakland, and Alameda County?
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
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Saturday 6/20: Are Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Online meeting, see link for details…
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Friday 6/12: "We are the Future" Youth March for Justice
SF NAACP Youth Council | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA | Civic Center, San Francisco…
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Mission Santa Cruz Spray Painted and Mission Bell Removed During Abolish Police March
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
The original Mission Santa Cruz adobe and the replica mission were both spray painted yesterday during a demonstration organized in Santa Cruz in support of the abolition of police. The phrase "Fuck Your Citizenship" was painted on the Neary-Rodriguez Adobe, and the phrase "Maldita Cruz" was spray painted on two structures. The word maldita means "damned" or "cursed" in Spanish. Additionally, the word "genocide" was painted on the state park plaque, and the mission bell located in Mission Plaza Park was removed.
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Friday 6/19: ILWU Shutting Down W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
SSA Terminals 1717 Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland to Oscar Grant Plaza…
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Sunday 6/14: Socialism 101: Why We Need Socialism (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Online meeting, see link for details…
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Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…
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Sunday 6/14: Eliminate School Police in Oakland: March & Car Caravan
Eliminate School Police, We Keep Us Safe | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Meet at La Escuelita for march and car caravan to Lakeview Elementary, Oakland, CA.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883414…

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
"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.
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Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown
International Longshore and Warehouse Union | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…
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Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
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ILWU Work Action On W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
The ILWU on the West Coast will shut down all ports on Juneteenth June 19, 2020 to stop police terror and systemic racism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Sunday 6/14: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Civic Center Plaza (McAllister & Polk)…
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Friday 6/12: Black Lives Matter – Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor – East Palo Alto
Tha Hood Squad | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Jack Farrell Park | 2509 Fordham St | East Palo Alto, CA…
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Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names
ResistanceSF | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…
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Mèxico_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
México_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical | Libertad a Susana Prieto Terrazas, dirigente del movimiento obrero…
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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 | 2020-06-13
Online…
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Thursday 6/11: Foro sobre #Equidad Para Todos (webinar)
Fe en Acción y otras organizaciones | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
Webinar/en línea…
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Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-13
The self-inflicted cultural defenestration of what passes for Western Civilization in the United States continues apace. As George Orwell described the process in 1984 "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present…" | Ironically, even as America's Founding Fathers are being pilloried through the prism of contemporary values, not every bit of customary…
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Pentagon Starts Bailing Out Defense Firms
Marcus Weisgerber | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-13
The Pentagon has begun to bail out U.S. companies that have seen large parts of their business dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a bid to make sure they can still build weapons. | On Wednesday, officials announced that five mid-tier defense companies had received a total of $135 million to "help sustain defense-critical workforce capabilities in body armor, aircraft manufacturing, and shipbuilding," according to a Defense Department statement." These…
anti-empire.com/pentagon-starts-bailing-…

Russia Aiming to Realize Greater Eurasia Dream
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-13
The Russian role will be to balance the hegemonic powers, as a guarantor of a new union of non-aligned nations | Pepe ESCOBAR | Professor Sergey Karaganov is informally known in influential foreign policy circles as the "Russian Kissinger" — with the extra bonus of not having to carry a "war criminal" tag from Vietnam and Cambodia to Chile and beyond. | Karaganov is the dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He's also the honorary chairman of Russia's Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. | In December…
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Russia and Europe: Two Different Histories
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-13
A considerable amount of baggage has become attached to the word "European" over the half-millennium that Europe has dominated the world. There's the geographical meaning — from the Atlantic to the Urals — but, because Europe is a peninsula on the western end of Asia, the frontier is subject to debate. Diplomats sometimes use the word to mean members of the European Union. But the most important meaning is the value-laden one — to be "European" is to be modern, civilised, rational, to hold "values", to be successful. To be powerful. Not to be "European" is to be none of these things, perhaps eve…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/13/ru…

The US Admits They Are to Blame for Hunger in Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
United States Special Envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, announced on Sunday that Washington had offered Syria a proposal to end the US sanctions. The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry in Damascus said that the statements by James Jeffrey constitute a …
globalresearch.ca/us-admits-blame-syrian…

ICC Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan. Trump Lashes Back. ICC is "Threat" to America
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
It is fairly well established that Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11 — the mother of all state-sponsored false flags, a pretext for the US to smash one nation after another. | US …
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US sanctions International Criminal Court over war crimes investigations in Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-12
US president Donald Trump has opposed investigations into war crimes committed by the US-led forces in Afghanistan since 2003. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo termed the ICC a 'kangaroo court'…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/12/us-sancti…

Trump Imposes Sanctions Against ICC Officials Investigating US War Crimes
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-12
"The Trump administration's contempt for the global rule of law is plain."

Trump Imposes Sanctions Against ICC Officials Investigating US War Crimes

Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow To Israel's War On Palestine Solidarity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-12
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously that the French highest court's 2015 criminal conviction of activists with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement advocating nonviolent boycotts of Israeli goods violated article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. | Reacting to the breaking news, Rita Ahmad from the Palestinian-led BDS movement said: | This momentous court ruling is a decisive victory for freedom of expression, for human rights defenders, and for the BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. It confirms a 2016 European U…
popularresistance.org/court-of-human-rig…

Syrian MP terms US sanctions as 'war crimes'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-12
TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A member of the Syrian Parliament, Mohammad Fawaz, said that the US is committing war crimes by imposing new sanctions against Syria.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159718/Syrian-MP-te…

Humanity is Escaping From the Abusive Relationship With the Police State
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-12
Things are only going to keep getting stranger from here.

Humanity is Escaping From the Abusive Relationship With the Police State

Scheer Intelligence: The Cynical Forces Behind America's Forever Wars
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-12
American interventionism in the Middle East has resulted in two of the longest wars in U.S. history, and led to countless deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as widespread instability in the region. Nearly two decades into the so-called "War on Terror," concerns continue to arise about the U.S. military presence in the Mideast and its seeming inability to extricate itself after all these years. Patrick Cockburn is especially well-positioned to both ask and answer many of the questions stemming from what have become America's "Forever Wars" as an award-winning, courageous journalist who has spent several decade…
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Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-12
A group of right-wing Venezuelans has managed to ban the use of a range of alternative media outlets covering Venezuela, including MintPress News. | MPN– Still unable to convince a sufficient number of their countryfolk to support them, the Venezuelan opposition has turned their efforts towards convincing an international audience — primarily Americans — to support their cause. Part of that is spending inordinate amounts of time online, arguing in English on social media, creating bot networks, and editing Wikipedia articles…
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Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-12
Still unable to convince a sufficient number of their countryfolk to support them, the Venezuelan opposition has turned their efforts towards convincing an international audience — primarily Americans — to support their cause. Part of that is spending inordinate amounts of time online, arguing in English on social media, creating bot networks, and editing Wikipedia articles. Many Wikipedia articles on Venezuela are particularly biased towards the opposition, containing numerous inaccuracies, falsehoods and non-sequiturs. | Now, a…
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Hawkish, Gov't Funded Think Tank Behind Twitter Decision to Delete Thousands of Chinese Accounts
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-12
Twitter's decision came after close collaboration with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank that has been denounced by Australia's former ambassador in Beijing as "the architect of the China threat theory in Australia."
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Hawkish, Gov't Funded Think Tank Behind Twitter Decision to Delete Thousands of Chinese Accounts
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-12
Twitter's decision came after close collaboration with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank that has been denounced by Australia's former ambassador in Beijing as "the architect of the China threat theory in Australia." | MPN– Social media giant Twitter announced yesterday that it had shut down over 170,000 accounts favorable to the Chinese Communist Party, as well as more than 1,000 Russian and 7,340 Turkish accounts it claimed were parroting Putin and Erdogan propaganda. Is this evidence of massive Chinese infiltration and control over Western social media? Not quite. Not…
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It is all About Race: Awful Hypocrisy to Say it is Not!
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-12
While I am following closely various discussions on Western mass media and social media, simultaneously engaging in several direct exchanges, one overwhelming leitmotif that I see is clearly emerging: "What is happening in the United States (and the UK, France and other parts of Western Empire) is not really about the race. Let us protest …
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International Criminal Court Denounces 'Unprecedented Attacks' by US
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-12
"An unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law."

International Criminal Court Denounces 'Unprecedented Attacks' by US

Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone as Regime-change Advocates Monopolize Editing
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines. | This is part 1 in a series of investigative reports on …
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Turkey's big bet has put Libya in center of a global power struggle
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-06-12
The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over.
mronline.org/2020/06/12/turkeys-big-bet-…

Remember the "Fake" 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.
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In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Towards A New World Order? The Global Debt Crisis and the Privatization of the State
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
This is the true picture of what is happening. Poverty is Worldwide. While famines are erupting in Third World countries, closer to home, in the richest country on earth, "millions of desperate Americans wait in long crowded lines for handouts"
globalresearch.ca/towards-a-new-world-or…

Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. The objective is to smear GR. …
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Uprising & Abolition: Angela Davis on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" & Where We Go from Here
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
The uprising against police brutality and anti-Black racism continues to sweep across the United States and countries around the world, forcing a reckoning in the halls of power and on the streets. The mass protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 have dramatically shifted public opinion on policing and systemic racism, as "defund the police" becomes a rallying cry of the movement. We discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. "One never knows when conditions may give rise to a conjuncture such as the current one that rapidly shifts popular…
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Angela Davis Slams Trump Rally in Tulsa, Massacre Site, on Juneteenth Celebration of End of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
President Trump will resume holding indoor campaign events starting with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, a day known as Juneteenth, that celebrates African Americans' liberation from slavery. The rally also falls on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race riots, one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history, in which white residents killed hundreds of their African American neighbors. Legendary scholar Angela Davis says it's important to recognize that Trump "represents a sector of a population in this country that wants to return to the past … with all of its white supremacy, with all of its…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/12/angela_da…

Angela Davis: Dems & GOP Tied to Corporate Capitalism, But We Must Vote So Trump Is "Forever Ousted"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
"Neither party represents the future — both parties remain connected to corporate capitalism," Angela Davis says of the 2020 election. "We're going to have to translate some of the passion that has characterized these demonstrations into work within the electoral arena, recognizing that the electoral arena is not the best place for the expression of radical politics."
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Angela Davis: Toppling of Confederate Statues Reflects Reckoning with Slavery & Historical Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
The destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States during recent weeks is part of an overdue reckoning with "historical racisms that have brought us to the point where we are today," Angela Davis says. "Racism should have been immediately confronted in the aftermath of the end of slavery."
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Angela Davis: Dems & GOP Tied to Corporate Capitalism, But We Must Vote So Trump Is "Forever Ousted"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
"Neither party represents the future that we need in this country — both parties remain connected to corporate capitalism," Angela Davis says of the 2020 election. "We're going to have to translate some of the passion that has characterized these demonstrations into work within the electoral arena, recognizing that the electoral arena is not the best place for the expression of radical politics."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/12/angela_da…

Police are the Enemy Within
Michael Yates | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-12
In 2017, Daniel Fetonte was elected to the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a rapidly growing left-wing organization in the United States. Fetonte was co-chair of the Austin, Texas, branch of the DSA and had been involved in labor union organizing for many years. However, he had also been employed by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, the largest police union in the state, with a membership of 21,000 police officers.
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Black Lives and the Green New Deal
Jeremy Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-06-12
The Green New Deal may be a vehicle for building the broad movement for structural change necessary to truly make Black lives matter…
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Roaming Charges: The Ring of the Truncheon Thing
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-12
"If you insist on having statues of people who fought the U.S. military, how about Ho Chi Minh? For one thing, he actually won…" — Paulo L dos Santos + The Democrats are absolutely desperate to smother the Defund the Police movement (not just the slogan, but the abolitionist ideology driving it) before it totally…
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Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-06-12
The backlash against Donald Trump's illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-illegal-use…

Defunding Everything But the Police
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-06-12
Something tells me that if scientists at the EPA started wearing tactical gear and brutalizing people once in a while, Trump might become a fan.
progressive.org/dispatches/defunding-eve…

Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-06-12
ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG
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Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-12
A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that…
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Livable Ecology, Not Police
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-12
I have never heard it louder than I did this morning. The Interstate highway, I-80, that is, two miles or so north of my abode in Iowa City. It's a highway to Hell in the heartland of the deranged Superpower that leads the world in per-capita Greenhouse Gassing. All those carbon-spewing, planet-cooking semi-trailers, cars, vans,…
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Russians "Stirring Up Trouble": An Obama Retread Sees Moscow's Hand in US Protests
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
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 …
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The time is now to join a revolutionary organization: Join Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-12
If you have been out in the streets this past few weeks, the odds are good that you've been thinking about the difference between the kind of change this system has to offer, and the kind of change this country needs. Capitalism is failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and oppression. The reactionary and racist Trump administration has made the pandemic worse. The unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road Socialist Organization is working for. | Freedom…
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The time is now to join a revolutionary organization: Join Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-12
If you have been out in the streets this past few weeks, the odds are good that you've been thinking about the difference between the kind of change this system has to offer, and the kind of change this country needs. Capitalism is failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and oppression. The reactionary and racist Trump administration has made the pandemic worse. The unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road Socialist Organization is working for. | Freedom…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/12/time-now…

Video: Attacks on US Forces and Facilities Continue in Iraq. Washington Rejects Iraqi Parliament Demand for US Troop Withdrawal
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
Last night, two rockets struck the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The heavily fortified area houses some of the main Iraqi government offices and the US embassy. There were no immediate reports about casualties. No group has …
globalresearch.ca/video-attacks-us-force…

Trump's Executive Order on Police. No Defunding, No Disbanding. "Our Police have been Letting Us Live in Peace." (sic)
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-12
It's being prepared for release in the coming days. More on it below. | In early February 2017, days after his inauguration, Trump signed what the White House called "pro-law and anti-crime executive orders (to) support the dedicated men and women …
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Living is no laughing matter
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-12
The United States government has withdrawn its support for the World Health Organisation (WHO) based on accusations that the WHO has not been forthcoming about the novel coronavirus and based on U.S. President Donald Trump's questioning of the WHO's independence from China, calling the organisation a 'puppet of China'.
mronline.org/2020/06/12/living-is-no-lau…

Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist
Lu Aya | zcomm.org | 2020-06-12
Now Trump is attacking him too…
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Homage to Medgar Evers
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-12
Medgar Wiley Evers was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state's field secretary for the NAACP, and a World War II veteran who had served in the United States Army. He was born July 2, 1925, and was assassinated on June 12, 1963. Tim Wheeler wrote this poem in 1994. Behold the Mississippi …
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Activists in Japan join the global Black Lives Matter movement
Shimbun Akahata | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-12
TOKYO–In response to the Black Lives Matter movement spreading from the United States to the rest of the world, several rounds of anti-racism demonstrations in Tokyo and Osaka have seen massive turnout–even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. On June 7, the chant "Black Lives Matter" echoed throughout downtown Osaka City. The rally was …
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Europe's top human rights court overturns French conviction of BDS activists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-12
A French court had convicted 11 BDS activists for 'incitement to economic discrimination' after they organized a boycott protest against Israel outside a supermarket in France during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009-10…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/12/europes-t…

Calls To Eliminate School Police Intensify Amid Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-12
Amid calls to defund municipal police in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police, two Oakland Unified school board members are pushing to eliminate the district's police force. | This is an acceleration of a demand that dates back nine years, when activists began calling on the district to dissolve its police department after a black student was shot and killed by a district police sergeant. | The proposal by board members Roseann Torres and Shanthi Gonzales says the district would call on Oakland City Police in emergencies. It has the support of the teachers' union. It's unclear if the resolutio…
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Statues In The US and Around The World Are Being Beheaded And Torn Down
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-12
"Monuments and statues in the US and around the world that are dedicated to controversial historical figures with legacies of slavery and racism have become the target of demonstrations during the #BlackLivesMatter protests. In several cases, the statues have even been toppled by activists taking matters into their owns hands. | "At a demonstration in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday night, a 93-year-old statue of Christopher Columbus was brought down, set on fire, and thrown into a lake as bystanders chanted 'Tear it down.' Left in place where the statue had previously stood was a cardboard sign with the words 'Co…
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Just to fan the flame!
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-12
TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — US President Donal Trump gave rise to a new controversy on Tuesday by condemning a 75-year-old protester as being an "Antifa provocateur." Martin Gugino, a Buffalo activist who is still in the hospital recovering from a head wound he sustained when the police shoved him to the ground, is Trump's new target to keep the fire of protests on.
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'Comedians SHOULD make fun of people': Candace Owens refuses to get triggered by Dave Chapelle's brutal mockery
rt.com | 2020-06-12
Conservative activist Candace Owens responded to critics sending her clips of Dave Chappelle's rant against her from a new George Floyd-themed special by railing against a culture that doesn't encourage comedians to speak freely. | Critics who were hoping for a feud between Owens and Chappelle are sure to be sorely disappointed by her tweets. | Instead of taking a swipe back at Chappelle, Owens responded by criticizing the culture that doesn't encourage comedians to target whomever they want, and dismissing Democrats sending her the footage in hopes of triggering an extreme response. | "To every Democrat tweet…
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Starbucks bows to online roasting and 'cancel' calls, changes dress code to declare 'Black Lives Matter'
rt.com | 2020-06-12
Starbucks overrode its long-standing dress code and pledged to sponsor 'Black Lives Matter' merchandise after celebrities and activists threatened to 'cancel' the coffee chain for its perceived lack of wokeness. | The company announced on Friday it would sponsor 250,000 'BLM' shirts for its employees and allow buttons supporting the cause, reversing course after just one day of social media brigading. | The shirts are intended to "demonstrate our allyship and show we stand together in unity," the executives wrote in a letter on Friday, titled 'Standing together against racial injustice'. | Black Lives Matter.
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Klobuchar Worked With Law Enforcement Group to Increase Police Budgets
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-12
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | As activists around the country work to defund police departments, the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee is considering a senator who worked to boost police department budg…
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Angela Davis on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" and Where We Go From Here
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-12
The uprising against police brutality and anti-Black racism continues to sweep across the United States and countries around the world, forcing a reckoning in the halls of power and on the streets. The mass protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 have dramatically shifted public opinion on policing and systemic racism, as "defund the police" becomes a rallying cry of the movement. We discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Da…
truthout.org/video/angela-davis-on-movem…

Friday 6/12: Voices Without Votes: The Activist Youth Calling Out for Justice (webinar)
On Common Ground | indybay.org | 2020-06-12
Online discussion…
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Buffalo Cops–And All the Other Cops
Bruce Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-12
All we know is that a line of cops, for no apparent reason, charged a group of apparently peaceful demonstrators and began beating them, after which shots were fired, a car injured three police officers, one seriously, a woman was shot, and three people were arrested. Someone gave the order to attack, and they did.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/12/buffalo-cops…

Colorado judge bans use of tear gas, says it violates one of many freedoms the US was built on
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-12
Citizens should never have to fear peaceful protest on the basis of police retaliation, especially not when protesting that very same police violence."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/12/colorado-j…

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. — 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. …
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The scale of computational propaganda applied to get your consent
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-12
By TruePublica: The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated tensions over the role of disinformation in international politics. Indeed, few weeks seem to go by without the world's major powers trading accusations of carrying out disinformation campaigns. But while many reports focus on dramatic allegations of countries interfering in the affairs of rival nations, the Peace Research …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-scale-of-computational-propaganda-applied-to-get-your-consent/

Israeli forces injure 3 photojournalists
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-12
Three photojournalists along with dozens of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank were injured and suffocated by the Israeli army's live and rubber bullets, and tear gas.Murad Shtaiwi, coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committees in the town of Kafr Qaddum, Qalqilya, said the Israeli forces used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse peaceful demonstrators.Shtaiwi said three photojournalists and two Palestinians were injured, while tens of protesters suffered from tear gas suffocation.People in Kafr Qaddum organize weekly protests against Israeli occupation and against the Israeli settlement activities, whic…
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Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-12
The marriage of post-Lockdown and George Floyd protests has nurtured a rough beast that is still immune to any form of civilized debate in the U.S.: the Seattle Commune. | So what really is the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone cum People's Republic all about? | Are the communards mere useful idiots? Is this a refined Occupy Wall Street experiment? Could it survive, logistically, and be replicated in NYC, L.A. and D.C.? | An outraged President Trump has described it as a plot by "domestic terrorists" in a city "run by radical left Democrats". He called for "LAW & ORDER" (in caps, according to his Tweetology). | Shades…
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Communist Party of Turkey: Justice for George Floyd! Solidarity with the uprising!
Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-12
On behalf of the Communist Party of Turkey, we express our heartfelt support for the working people of the United States who took to the streets for protesting the brutal murder of George Floyd by racist policemen.
liberationnews.org/communist-party-of-tu…

Globally uprooting a racist past
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-06-12
Not only have the protests against police violence gone global, but they have cut deep into Western history: into its racism and colonialism, which, until now, have remained quietly unquestioned and entrenched in our institutional "normal."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/globally-uprooting…