Daily Archives: June 14, 2020

2020-06-14: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-14). Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime. The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). globalresearch.ca 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 …

Jane Cutter (2020-06-14). What's the CHAZ about in Seattle? liberationnews.org Eyewitness reports from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-14). I Reckon We Can Win This Thing. thealtworld.com That seems to be the trend here currently. Things don't appear to necessarily be getting better or worse at this point in time, they're just accelerating. | It's all moving faster and faster. Major news events are getting closer and closer together, people are becoming

Fight Back (2020-06-14). Milwaukee Alliance, Youth Rising Up answer the call to demand community control of police. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – At noon on June 13, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression joined with Youth Rising Up (YRU), a student organization from North Division High School in Milwaukee's notorious 53206 zip code, to host a march and rally. The demonstration was in response to the National Alliance's call for a day of action around community control of the police and justice for victims of police killing. | Around 100 people turned out despite the unseasonably chilly weather, including members of the Black Caucus of Teamsters Local 200. Marchers were tailed by a caravan consisting of over a dozen…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-14). The Corona Pandemic and Trump's Trade War against China: America's Dependence on "Made in China". Potential Disruption of the US Economy. globalresearch.ca Introduction | The US has been threatening China with trade sanctions for several years. At the outset of the Trump administration in January 2017, Washington not only envisaged punitive trade measures, it also called for "an investigation into China's trade practices" …

Angela Davis (2020-06-14). Uprising & Abolition. zcomm.org Interview on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" & Where We Go from Here…

Jessica Corbett (2020-06-14). Atlanta Police Shoot and Kill Rayshard Brooks as Protests Continue Worldwide. theantimedia.com "This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping."

Kaleigh O'Keefe (2020-06-14). Small towns across the United States see unprecedented protests. liberationnews.org Liberation News eyewitness reports from smaller town protests.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-14). Woked in Fright: The Brief Banning of Fawlty Towers. dissidentvoice.org It's all getting nasty. The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any sensible sort should know, is often a panoramic account of crimes and slaughter worth knowing rather than banning and hiding. This is surely not what the late George Floyd …

Eds. (2020-06-14). Black Lives Matter & The Question of Violence | Gary Younge. mronline.org "Riots are often justified, what's the French Revolution but a riot blessed by history"

David Rovics (2020-06-14). Stop the Evictions Before They Start. dissidentvoice.org Ôªø The system based on a combination of police brutality, mass imprisonment, and evictions at gunpoint may be collapsing, but if it's going to fall in the direction we want it to fall in, we need to push it that way. And if we want to make that happen, we have to organize to stop …

Eds. (2020-06-14). 'Harlem Streets' — Immortal Technique. mronline.org [May 1, Beltaine, Second high-Holy Day of the Year] On May 1,1776, a New world Order was born when the Masters of the Illuminati was founded, whose foundation would be built upon depravity and rebellion. It's leader would be Satan.

Peter Koenig (2020-06-14). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

Umer Beigh (2020-06-14). Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh. peoplesdispatch.org Bangladesh continues to see a high number of COVID-19 cases even two weeks after restrictions were eased. The first case was reported on March and restrictions were in place til May 31. Activist groups had raised concerns that the restrictions were eased without adequate preparations being put in place. Peoples Dispatch spoke to Manisha Chakraborty, International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front, shortly after the restrictions were eased to understand the situation. | Peoples Dispatch (PD): What is the situation in Bangladesh after the government declared the lifting of the nationwide restrictons? | Mani…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-14). The Statues of White Supremacists. Why Were They Erected in the First Place? Take Them Down? Preserve the History of Their Ugly Past. globalresearch.ca The only thing controversial about taking down statues of white supremacist US and other Western figures is why they were erected in the first place, and why it took so long for a campaign to remove them. | In Britain, over …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-14). Keeping the World Safe from Iran's Legitimate Nuclear Program? globalresearch.ca The above headlined Pompeo's hostile May 27 remarks on Iran. | Perpetuating the myth about an Iranian nuclear threat ignores what the whole world knows. | Throughout its existence since the 1950s, Iran's legitimate nuclear program had and still has no military …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-14). Donald Trump Peacenik? "The American Warrior, Noble and Righteous" globalresearch.ca From day one in office to now, Trump breached virtually all his positive pledges to the American people. | No "transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people" occurred. | No governance serving all Americans equitably, "starting …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-14). No End to US Hostility Toward Nonbelligerent North Korea. globalresearch.ca US hostility toward North Korea has nothing to do with national security. | North Korea never posed a threat to the US or any other country since the peninsula was divided post-WW II — just an invented one throughout this period….

The Mind Unleashed (2020-06-14). Young Activist Found Hanging From Tree Near City Hall, Cops Claim It Was Suicide. theantimedia.com Many people believe it was a hate crime.

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-14). Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

David Segal (2020-06-14). Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich. zcomm.org Source: The Intercept Photo by Tverdokhlib/Shutterstock.com Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said that it was time for privileged people like herself to "listen with humility" to those who have experienced racism. Yet after nearly 10,000 people marched on the state House, Raimondo made clear that she does not care to entertain protesters'

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-14). U.S. Police: Why Nothing Will Change. strategic-culture.org With America in turmoil following the murder of George Floyd, the talk is all about police reform — defunding them, abolishing them, or subjecting them to greater federal oversight. It brings to mind the nineteenth-century British member of parliament who supposedly cried out in despair, "Reform! Reform! My God, aren't things bad enough as they are?" | But not to worry: short of revolution, nothing will happen. Once the shouting dies down and protesters go home, reform will be forgotten and the status quo will return in full force. Cops will tread more carefully, but only for a while. Eventually, they'll re…

Morgan Artyukhina (2020-06-14). Trump administration rolls back LGBTQ and women's healthcare protections. liberationnews.org Is the Trump administration making being queer or female a" pre-existing condition?"

South Front (2020-06-14). Video: The Hypersonic Strike Systems of the United States. globalresearch.ca Even two years ago, hypersonic weapons were barely an item of discussion among the US national security establishment. Today these weapons are all the rage. What accounts for that sudden emergence of US interest in this category of weapons, …

yenisafak (2020-06-14). 'EU may recognize Palestinian state if Israel annexes W.Bank'. yenisafak.com The European Union's recognition of Palestine as a state would become "inevitable" if Israel moves forward with its controversial plan to annex the West Bank, Luxembourg's foreign minister has said. | Speaking to German weekly Der Spiegel, Jean Asselborn called for a tougher EU stance against the Israeli government's plan to annex significant parts of the West Bank. | "To simply write reproachful letters would be a humiliation for the EU and would significantly weaken its credibility," Asselborn stressed, suggesting stronger measures like economic sanctions or the recognition of Palestine as a state if Israel doe…

_____ (2020-06-14). On Contact: Analysis Of George Floyd Protests. popularresistance.org On the show today, Chris Hedges discusses the George Floyd protests erupting in over 140 American cities with Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report. | "And the black misleadership class seems to be more upset and angry about this than the white misleadership class. Sometimes it's funny. Activists have coined the term 'coopaganda,' to describe these funny gestures by cops and other authority figures to be kneeling. A gesture of submission to the demands but of course it's a diversion, a distraction designed to soften people attitude toward the rulers. And it shouldn't fool anyone.

WSWS Repost (2020-06-14). US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance. indybay.org Despite issuing statements of sympathy for protesters demanding an end to police violence and racism, tech corporations are integral to the increasing militarization of the police.

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

Norman Solomon (2020-06-14). Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class. indybay.org Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight…

DJCFPD (2020-06-14). Monday 6/15: End Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar). indybay.org Online via livestream…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Man arrested for urinating on memorial during London protest. yenisafak.com A 28-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of urinating on the memorial of a murdered policeman during far-right protests in central London on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.The man is in custody in Essex, east of London, after presenting himself at a police station, the police said.Far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and with police trying to keep the two sides apart.Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the violence, saying "racist thuggery has no place on our streets".The Westminster memorial honours PC Keith Palmer who was murdered while on duty at…

_____ (2020-06-14). George Floyd, Coronavirus And Inequality Stealing Black Lives. popularresistance.org Several Black protesters have said, "If the police don't get you, the coronavirus will." Floyd pleaded for mercy as Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck until Floyd could no longer breathe. His death triggered the protests of the past week. But the issues that have driven people to the streets are the same as those identified in the 1968 Kerner report. Over the years, the report has become a benchmark for racial progress. Though it is typically cited for indicting a white, paternalistic perspective in the news media, it also proclaimed "white racism" as the catalyst for the unrest, condemned polic…

_____ (2020-06-14). US State Propaganda Outlets Censor Black Lives Matter Protests. popularresistance.org With a budget that hovers around $100 million, RFE/RL broadcasts to something like to 22 countries in 26 languages. And the same censorship regime extends to just about every RFE/RL language division. | I've looked at about a dozen of them. Most have no coverage of the protests at all. A couple — like the Russian and Afghanistan division — do have a tiny protest stories, but they are given very little attention. | In the case of RFE/RL's Russian coverage, the protests are presented from the most reactionary perspective possible: denying racism and blaming the violence on organized armed anarchist comm…

Fight Back (2020-06-14). Thousands of Greek protesters sent message: "I can't breathe. Break the chains of exploitation!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following account by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) of the June 11 protests. | Thousands of workers protested in Athens and other Greek cities, on June 11, against the system that creates poverty and unemployment, war and refugees, racism and all forms of discrimination. | In Athens, starting with the rally in Syntagma, outside the Greek parliament and marching to the U.S. embassy, workers from all the sectors, from different workplaces, along with the self-employed, students and other young people, took part in the first rally organized after the end of the restric…

Teens Lead the Way (2020-06-14). 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 (2020-06-14). 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…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-14). 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…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-14). Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland. indybay.org Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-14). In the War for Social Justice, Academic Freedom Is an Early Casualty. strategic-culture.org Debra J. SAUNDERS | In the war for social justice, academic freedom is an early casualty. | Consider the plight of UCLA Accounting Professor Gordon Klein. | A student sent Klein an email, screenshots of which were reviewed by Inside Higher Ed, that asked for "no-harm" grading for the final exam. (That term means counting a grade only if it improves a student's overall course grade.) The student also asked for shorter exams and extended deadlines for black students who attended protests after the death of George Floyd. | Inside Higher Ed described the email as "a request from students who identified themselves as…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-06-14). Leaked: "Deadly" Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19: How the World's Top Medical Journals, The Lancet and NEJM, Were Cynically Exploited by Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca Abstract and Background | A publishing scandal recently erupted around the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19. It is also known as quinine and chloroquine, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.[i] | The bark …

Giulietto Chiesa (2020-06-14). Video: Ciao Giuletto: Giulietto Chiesa Intervista. La Voce Interiore della Siria. globalresearch.ca

Eleanor Bader (2020-06-14). Students and Staff Oppose COVID-Inspired Disaster Capitalism on US Campuses. zcomm.org 345 colleges consider themselves at risk of closing due to anticipated under-enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-14). Corrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca and the Coronavirus Vaccine Drive. globalresearch.ca Putting your destiny into the hands of a drug company is much like seeking reassurances from an opportunistic pimp. The returns are bound to mixed, dressed up in deceptive language. The promises, however, are always remarkable. The back-breaking pace in …

_____ (2020-06-14). Take a good hard look at the new Britain we all now live in. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: It's all desperately sad to watch, isn't it? At TruePublica we have consistently warned since David Cameron's 2015 electoral win that Britain was in grave danger. We warned that Cameron, little more than an over-privileged corporate public relations agent would usher in the decline of Britain leading to a proud nation circling …

Toni Gilpin (2020-06-14). Corporations Now Love 'Black Lives'—But What About Their Own Black Workers? zcomm.org Never underestimate the American business community's capacity for hypocrisy…

Fight Back (2020-06-14). New York joins NAARPR Day of Action. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — On Saturday, June 13, organizers in New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) joined the national day of action to stop police crimes that was called for by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | NYCAP members began the day at The Hub in the South Bronx, doing outreach for their campaign for community control of the police and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). Organizers handed out flyers explaining the details of CPAC and were met with very positive community response. | NYCAP later joined a march of around 100 people at Fordham Plaza,…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-14). Opening India's food economy to demands of imperialism. peoplesdispatch.org Every step in the direction of opening agriculture to global trade — as announced in the three ordinances by the Modi government — is a step towards reducing domestic food availability.

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-14). Philadelphia Police Threaten Unicorn Riot Reporter After Vigilante Assault. unicornriot.ninja Philadelphia, PA — On Saturday evening dozens of armed vigilantes gathered in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia near a Christopher Columbus statue, ostensibly to "protect it" from vandalism. Several of the men assaulted our reporter on the scene and slashed his bike tires. Philadelphia police…

Kathleen Wallace (2020-06-14). The Beginning of the End for Unearned Authority. zcomm.org The only fitting response to the horror is to honor those who have been victims is through the wholesale restructuring of society…

Joe DeManuelle-Hall (2020-06-14). West Coast Dockers Stop Work to Honor George Floyd. zcomm.org "The only way we are going to see changes is when unions are withholding labor, to use our economic power to pressure the people in power"

Maya L. Kapoor (2020-06-14). 'This is not what a food bank was designed to do'. zcomm.org California food banks are struggling with an overwhelming need and ongoing recession…

Vicky Peláez (2020-06-14). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research twelve years ago in March 2008. | Things have got worse since 2008. African-Americans and Latinos are routinely the victims of arbitrary arrest, incarceration and inhumane exploitation in America's …

Sà∂ren Amelang (2020-06-14). How the Coronavirus could be a Climate Game Changer. zcomm.org "Nobody wants life to stay the way it was during the pandemic. But some new routines we should maintain, because they serve the environment and quality of life."

Pavlina Tcherneva (2020-06-14). A Simple Solution to Unemployment Crisis: Offer Everyone a Job. zcomm.org Interview on how we should be thinking about a policy for guaranteed employment amid our current economic crisis…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-14). George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis—Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-06-14). Collapse of the British Empire, The Round Table Movement, Canada's Untold History. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published by Matthew Ehret on The Canadian Patriot in November 2018. | Canada's struggle for existence as a sovereign nation has been caught between two opposing views of mankind represented by the British and American System of …

Al Martinich & Tom Palaima (2020-06-14). 2020 Is Not 1968, But It Could Be. commondreams.org "We have martyred victims in 2020 who are calling us to do more than demonstrate. 2020 is not 1968, but it could be." (Photo: Wolfram Kastl/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-14). USA Plan: Militarized Control of Population. The "National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan" globalresearch.ca The Rockefeller Foundation has presented the "National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan", indicating the "pragmatic steps to reopen our workplaces and our communities". However, it is not simply a matter of health measures. The Plan prefigures a real hierarchical and militarized social model.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-14). 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 (2020-06-14). 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 — but do you really need …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-14). 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 (2020-06-14). Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

Eye Zen Presents (2020-06-14). 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.

Subodh Varma (2020-06-14). Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries. peoplesdispatch.org The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Top Russian officials' visit to Turkey postponed. yenisafak.com A planned Sunday visit to Turkey by Russia's foreign and defense ministers has been postponed, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.In a phone call, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov decided to hold contacts and negotiations between their deputy ministers in the days to come, said a ministry statement.Ministerial talks will also take place at a later date, it said.Russia's foreign and defense ministers were expected in Turkey for dialogue on regional issues.Moscow and Ankara frequently consult on the situation in Syria and Libya, and the two issues, particularly the lat…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Iran records 107 new deaths from coronavirus. yenisafak.com Iran on Sunday confirmed 107 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,837. | A further 2,472 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 187,427, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said. | A total of 148,674 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said. | Some 1.244 million tests have been done in the country to date, Lari said. | Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but since authorities eased restrictions, daily figures have shown an upward trend, especi…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Delhi to use 500 railway coaches as hospital facilities to fight coronavirus. yenisafak.com The coaches will increase Delhi's capacity by 8,000 beds, home minister Amit Shah said on Twitter after a meeting with the capital's chief minister.The government will also ramp up testing in the city, especially in containment zones, conduct a door-to-door health survey of residents and provide sufficient supplies of oxygen cylinders and ventilators, he said.India is the fourth-worst affected country in the world, with cases steadily increasing. It reported a record single-day jump in cases on Sunday, adding nearly 12,000 confirmed infections and taking the total to more than 320,000, according to health ministr…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Turkey: Agricultural, animal production hub beyond region. yenisafak.com Turkey is an agricultural and animal production hub in the region and even for countries beyond, with its high production capacity and food security standards, according to university agriculturalist Orhan Ozcatalbas.The country has the largest agricultural revenue in Europe and is second on a global scale, the professor at Akdeniz University's Agricultural Policy and Extension Department told Anadolu Agency.He said the pandemic increased the importance of food and supply security and the world started to discuss agricultural production's efficiency and capacity.Food security and safety topics will remain on the…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). World Blood Donor Day observed during pandemic. yenisafak.com World Blood Donor Day this year once again will be held on June 14, but in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.It was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood, and to thank donors for their life-saving gift.The event provides a valuable opportunity to donors to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, a biologist and doctor who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the ABO blood group system.About 118.4 million blood donations are collected worldwide every year. Forty percent are collected in high-income countries — home to 16% of the world's population.About 13,300…

yenisafak (2020-06-14). Putin says Russia will be able to counter hypersonic weapons. yenisafak.com President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia was developing the means to counter other countries' hypersonic weapons, local news agencies reported."It's very likely that we will have means to combat hypersonic weapons by the time the world's leading countries have such weapons," the RIA news agency cited Putin as saying.

_____ (2020-06-14). DoD Announces $250 Million To Ukraine. popularresistance.org The Department of Defense announced today its plans for $250 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine's capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression. | This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine — a critical partner on the front line of strategic competition with Russia. The United States remains steadfast in its support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

_____ (2020-06-14). From Rebellion To Revolution. popularresistance.org The Floyd rebellion is changing the world before our very eyes. What type of change and to what degree it will shift the balance of forces between rulers and ruled, haves and the have-nots remains to be seen. What is clear is that there is an active and open political contest to shape the outcome. For the moment, the right wing and the Republicans have been relatively sidelined in this debate. The real contest as it stands is between the liberals and Democrats on the one hand and the radical mass that has taken the streets all over the country and the world, which is increasingly examining and advancing critical…

_____ (2020-06-14). Non-Black People Of Color Are Mobilizing To End Complicity In Black Death. popularresistance.org The complicity of an Asian American officer in the murder of George Floyd is forcing Asian American communities across the country to face the ongoing ways in which we have benefited from and acted in complicity with broader systems of white supremacy. | Even though the vast majority of the police officers and vigilantes most directly responsible for killing Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, and the countless other Black people who have been killed have been white, we Asian Americans, and other non-Black people of color, do not get to look away or make anti-Black racism a problem that whit…

_____ (2020-06-14). Human Rights Expert Hopes COVID-19, Climate Change And Racial Injustice Are A 'Wake-Up Call'. popularresistance.org The optimistic way is to see Covid-19 as a trial run for what's on the way with climate change in the sense that it really is a crisis that has affected vast numbers of people that has shown up the importance of being prepared and the importance of listening to the warning signals, and the potential for totally disproportionate impact on different groups of the population—whether by gender, class, race and so on. Covid-19 could provide some sort of wake-up call to those of us who are pretending that climate change is going to be manageable and we don't really need to do anything until it actually starts to…

_____ (2020-06-14). What The Heck Is Going On In Seattle? popularresistance.org Since a lot of the narratives swirling around about Seattle right now are less-than-insightful, I'm sharing a few points to help contextualize the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in the bigger picture of the dizzying terrain that is Seattle history. | Meanwhile, in the interest of amplifying the work being done by the collective Black voices on the ground, I would like to direct your attention to this document, which explains what is being asked for in the aftermath of what they're calling the "George Floyd Rebellion." Also, Seattle author Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race is an important resource that ju…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). Austria felicitates Ghalibaf on election as Iran's Parl. speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka has sent a message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf over his election as Parliament Speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). COVID-19 has no effect on Armed forces' missions: Maj. Gen. Bagheri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Force, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said that the Armed Forces have resumed their regular activities since mid-April after a short pause.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). VIDEO: Restaurant on fire after killing of Rayshard Brooks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — About eight hours after 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Wendy's located along University Avenue in Atlanta, the restaurant was set on fire to it shortly after 9: 30 p.m. That fire was not immediately put out but was under control by around 11: 30 p.m.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-14). 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 (2020-06-14). 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…

CSPTES (2020-06-14). 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…

SF NAACP Youth Council (2020-06-14). 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…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-14). 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…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-14). 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 (2020-06-14). Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown. indybay.org Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…

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

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-14). 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.

Alex Darocy (2020-06-14). 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.

Eliminate School Police, We Keep Us Safe (2020-06-14). 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.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-14). Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary. indybay.org Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-14). 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…

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

Local Black and Brown Students (2020-06-14). MIDNIGHT MARCH IN THE EAST BAY. indybay.org Please share these flyers and wait until more info is released on the day of the event!

David Giesen (2020-06-14). Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…

CSPTES (2020-06-14). 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.

an autonomous multiracial trans (2020-06-14). Sunday 6/28: Pride is a Riot. indybay.org 19th and Dolores, San Francisco | Gather at Noon. March at 2. | Wear a mask. No collaboration with police.

ResistanceSF (2020-06-14). Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names. indybay.org Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-14). The New Cold War With China. strategic-culture.org Michael T. KLARE | America's pundits and politicians have largely concluded that a new Cold War with China — a period of intense hostility and competition falling just short of armed combat — has started. "Rift Threatens U.S. Cold War Against China," as a New York Times headline

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-14). The Enemy Within: A Story of the Purge of American Intelligence. strategic-culture.org "Western Europe has only 20 to 30 more years of democracy left in it; after that it will slide, engineless and rudderless, under the surrounding sea of dictatorship, and whether the dictation comes from a politburo or a junta will not make that much difference." | — Willy Brandt (German Federal Chancellor, right before he stepped down in 1974) | Believe it or not, but the dystopic view that democracy is dead is by no measure a new idea. However, what might disturb you is where this design, in its contemporary form, really germinated from. | The idea that democracy is in a crisis and needs to be replaced with…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-14). VIDEO: The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya. strategic-culture.org Although Obama's America is most often blamed for igniting Libya's chaos France, the UK and Italy's militaries

Fight Back (2020-06-14). 1000s march and caravan for community control of Chicago police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Over 1000 marchers and 400 cars drove several miles through the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, June 12, to demand community control of the police. Hundreds of people came out of hair and nail salons, stepped out of homes, or came off of the sidewalk to chant and march as well. Cries of "Black lives matter" were alternated with "CPAC now!" CPAC is the Civilian Police Accountability Council, legislation in Chicago City Council which would establish control of the Chicago Police by the Black, Chicano/Mexicano and Puerto Rican neighborhoods in the city. | Organized by the Chicago Alliance Agai…

_____ (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…

RT (2020-06-13). People 'are just enjoying themselves': Get insight into life in Seattle's 'autonomous zone' (VIDEO). rt.com 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', also known as CHAZ, has grabbed the attention of people in the US and beyond ever since it was established earlier this week. RT's Caleb Maupin got a sneak peek into what happens down there. | Established around an abandoned police precinct on June 8, a six-block area of downtown Seattle has since evolved into a sort of commune controlled by anti-police brutality protesters. But how are the Seattle would-be revolutionaries faring in their police-free social experiment? | "Mood here is completely peaceful," Desiree DeLoach, an American travel blogger and anti-capitalist, who foun…

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…

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.

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…

RT (2020-06-13). UK lashes out at Washington for threatening ICC with sanctions, says justice must be done impartially & without fear. rt.com Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be able to work independently without fear of sanctions, the UK's foreign secretary said in an apparent jab at Washington, which threatened the body for probing US troops. | "The UK strongly supports the International Criminal Court in tackling impunity for the worst international crimes," Dominic Raab said. "We will continue to support positive reform of the court, so that it operates as effectively as possibly. ICC officials should be able to carry out their work independently and impartially, and without fear of sanction." | Earlier the Donald Trump ad…

Staff (2020-06-13). As Trump Ignores COVID and Attacks Cities, Local Leaders Build for Our Future. truthout.org The last several months have brought a heightened level of anxiety, anger and exhaustion — feelings that, for many of us, have existed at a steady elevation since the end of 2016. The events of these past few weeks, in particular, are a bleak reminder that the oppressive institutions that have allowed COVID-19 to ravage communities of color continue to perpetuate state-sanctioned and white supremacist violence against Black people in this country. | In the midst of it all, I've found li…

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…

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."

_____ (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…

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.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-13). If Farmworkers Are "Essential," Why Are They Treated So Badly? zcomm.org Over the course of U.S. history, farmworkers, although essential, have been terribly mistreated…

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). "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.

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 . . . |

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.

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 . . . |

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.

Aleris Villegas and Lyn Neeley (2020-06-13). Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers. workers.org 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 in the U.S. Last year, however, . . . |

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 . . . |

Eliza Egret (2020-06-13). Black Lives Matter protesters face violence from 'the British KKK'. thecanary.co Hundreds of racists turned up in London on 13 June to counter-protest a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration. As they became violent towards anti-racist protesters and police, one person called them "the British KKK". | The BLM march was officially Does an…

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 . . . |

RT (2020-06-13). Boris Johnson gives stern warning about attacking police, says protests 'subverted by violence'. rt.com Following protesters clashing with police in London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a warning to anyone targeting police and said demonstrations have been "subverted by violence." | "Racist thuggery has no place on our streets. Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law," Johnson tweeted on Saturday. | The prime minister followed that by saying current protests over police brutality and racial inequality "breach current guidelines." | "These marches & protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines. Racism has no part in the UK and we must work together to…

RT (2020-06-13). Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits near Japan's Ryukyu Islands. rt.com A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has occurred at sea, near the southern Japanese islands of Ryukyu. So far, no tsunami warning has been issued. A powerful tremor was detected off the coast early on Sunday, the country's weather agency said. The epicenter is estimated to be around 160 km below the surface. | Despite the depth, the quake was felt in Okinawa, as well as Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, according to local media. No information on possible damage or casualties was immediately available.

RT (2020-06-13). LGBT 'ideology' is even 'more destructive' than Bolshevism, says Polish president. rt.com Poland's President Andrzej Duda has equated LGBT "ideology" to communism, warning that in a bid to indoctrinate the youth this "neo-Bolshevism" is even more harmful and destructive. | The conservative politician, who is seeking re-election, catered to his audience at a Saturday rally where he said that his parents' generation did not fight communism only to bow now to a new "ideology" that is "even more destructive to the human being." | That was Bolshevism. It was the ideologizing of children. Today, there are also attempts to push an ideology on us and our children, but different. It's totally new, but it is…

The Canary (2020-06-13). Black Lives Matter protesters fill Trafalgar Square. thecanary.co Black Lives Matter protesters flocked to London's Trafalgar Square on the afternoon of Friday 12 June, as widespread demonstrations continued following the killing of George Floyd in the US.African American Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on25 May . | Participants in Friday's protest were warned of counter-rallies from the far-right and urged to "stay calm" if they encountered these. They marched to Trafalgar Square, passing Buckingham Palace on the way.(Dominic Lipinski/PA)(Dominic Lipinski/PA)(Kirsty O'Connor/PA)(Kirsty O'Connor/PA)Hundreds o…

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…

Glen Black (2020-06-13). Churchill's grandson says the war leader wasn't a racist. But the excuses are wearing thin. thecanary.co Winston Churchill's grandson and former top Tory Nicholas Soames The old 'man of his time' excuse: | Soames' defence of Churchill rests on…

Fréa Lockley (2020-06-13). Solidarity is vital. Here's why The Canary is going Green for Grenfell. thecanary.co On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower "Remember, Reflect, Unite": | This year, the anniversary won't take place on the streets. Campaign group

RT (2020-06-13). St. Petersburg had lighter Covid-19 restrictions because residents are 'more educated' than Muscovites — vice governor. rt.com Russia's varied local responses to the coronavirus have been the cause of much debate, and one leading St. Petersburg official couldn't resist using the city's relatively relaxed rules to take a jab at an old rival — Moscow. | Speaking to a local TV channel, Vice Governor Yevgeny Elin explained that his city did not impose a strict quarantine because the residents are better educated than people in Moscow. | "You can't compare Moscow and St. Petersburg. We did not introduce such severe restrictions like in Moscow," Elin said. "In our opinion, this is justified. This is not because we are smarter, but bec…

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-13). The Heat: U.S. Race Relations & COVID-19. america.cgtn.com As protests against police brutality and racism sweep across the country, the focus is now shifting to police reform.

RT (2020-06-13). Multiple rockets hit 'inside' Iraq's Taji base housing US troops — reports. rt.com Several rockets have exploded within — or close to — the Camp Taji military base located north of Baghdad, according to multiple media reports. The facility, housing US troops, has repeatedly come under attacks lately. | A number of unguided rockets were fired at the military facility late on Saturday. At least two loud blasts were heard in the area of the camp, local media reported.The projectiles fell either close to, or within the premises of the base. There were no immediate reports of potential damage to the base or personnel. | The Camp Taji, located some 27km (17 miles) north of the Iraqi ca…

RT (2020-06-13). Atlanta police chief resigns over Rayshard Brooks shooting as new CCTV footage shows that 'unarmed black man' aimed taser at cops. rt.com Atlanta police chief Erika Shields has stepped down after newly released surveillance footage showing the details of the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks failed to quell public outrage over 'unjustified' use of lethal force. | "I do not believe this was a justified use of deadly force and have called for the immediate termination of the officer," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a Saturday afternoon press conference, accepting Shields' resignation. | Meanwhile, newly-release surveillance footage of the incident appears to back claims by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Brooks grabbed a taser…

RT (2020-06-13). Argentina church transformed into a bar, pastors into waiters to protest coronavirus lockdown measures. rt.com Pastor Daniel Cattaneo has reportedly reopened his church as a bar in order to comply with Argentina's Covid-19 lockdown measures, which he says "discriminate" against religious services. | Cattaneo and other pastors dressed as waiters this week and served their congregation while preaching, a clever way around current lockdown measures which, despite being eased back since Monday, still restrict church services from having more than 10 people while other businesses can reopen at 30-percent capacity, according to local media. | Social distancing measures were kept up and members of the congregation wore masks…

RT (2020-06-13). 32.4% of Moscow doctors found to have coronavirus antibodies as Russia ramps up testing. rt.com Almost a third of Moscow's doctors have Covid-19 antibodies, according to the most recent testing in the capital, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced on Saturday. | "In the first stage [of testing],15,500 doctors were examined in 60 institutions. Antibodies were detected in 16.5% in the initial examination," Golikova revealed. In the second stage, antibodies were detected in 32.4 percent of physicians. | On Wednesday, Anna Popova, the head of country's consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, announced that antibody testing had already been conducted on over half-a-million Russians throughout th…

RT (2020-06-13). Tear gas deployed at anti-racism protest in Paris that drew several thousand (VIDEOS). rt.com Several thousand demonstrators gathered in central Paris to protest not only the death of George Floyd in the US, but also Adama Traore, who lost his life in France when dealing with the police. | Video from Place de la Republique shows thousands descended into Paris streets for Saturday's protest, with police at one point needing to deploy tear gas. | Assa Traore, sister of Adama Traore who died in 2016 in police custody, addressed the crowd at one point from a truck and said the death of Floyd had a "strong echo" of her brother's death. | "What's happening in the United States is happening in France. Our bro…

RT (2020-06-13). #ExposeBillGates explodes on Twitter as conspiracy theorists vow to avoid Covid-19 vaccine connected to billionaire. rt.com Bill Gates' omnipresence in the media during the Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a mass obsession with many, and conspiracy theorists got #ExposeBillGates trending on Twitter on a planned "day of action." | The coronavirus pandemic created a number of speculations around the Microsoft Founder over his support of extended lockdown measures, his large contributions to the World Health Organization, and past comments on vaccines. | "The public is finally waking up. I've never liked this guy and if you really listen to him talk and watch his interviews you'll know he DOESN'T have our best interest in mind," auth…

RT (2020-06-13). 'Don't make me come down there,' Cuomo warns New Yorkers in streets, but gets scolded for Covid-19 handling. rt.com Responding to a video of New Yorkers flooding the streets despite the Covid-19 lockdown, Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted a warning only to be chastised for his own handling of the pandemic, especially in nursing homes. | "Don't make me come down there," Cuomo tweeted along with a video of New York's St. Mark's being inundated with citizens, most clearly ignoring social distancing and protective mask requirements the city has put in place to battle the spread of coronavirus. | Cuomo's warning landed with a bit of a thud on social media, mainly thanks to his controversial and now infamous decision to force nursing…

RT (2020-06-13). Video of unarmed black man shot by Atlanta police sparks massive outrage amidst George Floyd protests. rt.com A video of two Atlanta police officers shooting an unarmed black man who later died is sparking massive outrage and accusations of police brutality and racism. Details of the case are still scarce. | Atlanta officers responded to a call of a suspicious person on Friday night that led them to a Wendy's drive-thru where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was allegedly asleep in his car. | According to the George Bureau of Investigations (GBI), Brooks failed a field sobriety test and resisted when police tried to place him in custody. A stun gun was used by one of the officers, which Brooks tried to take, following whic…

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…

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…

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

Glen Black (2020-06-13). A video has come to light showing hunting hounds on an 'active badger sett'. thecanary.co An activist has published footage of Hounds on a sett entrance: | Kate Bradley

Staff (2020-06-13). Police Have Long History of Responding to Black Movements by Playing the Victim. truthout.org The protests across the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd have led to significant pressure on mayors and city councils. One of the most important demands has been for the defunding of police departments. | Activists in Minneapolis succeeded in getting the University of Minnesota and the public school system to

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

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…

Bill Fletcher (2020-06-13). A response to the right-wing "reopen business" crowd: Be careful what one asks for. zcomm.org While my immediate feelings about what should happen to the right-wing anti-science protesters who paraded around cannot be put in writing, I will suggest that society should not be put at risk by those trapped in delusions…

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…

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…

Eoin Higgins (2020-06-13). As nationwide protests over police brutality continue, cities across the US cut and reallocate police funding. nationofchange.org "Policing doesn't work … Yet we keep supporting a system that is clearly broken."

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…

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…

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.

Eliza Egret (2020-06-13). As people continue to take to the streets, knowing your rights is more important than ever. thecanary.co Last week's Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests saw the police in London acting heavy-handedly, Kettling: a favoured police tactic: | The Metropolitan police…

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 …

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".

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

_____ (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 …

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

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-06-13). Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Dangerous. zcomm.org Getting past conspiracies is not easy to do, but it is imperative if we want to organize for a better world…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-13). Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Home in Hebron. imemc.org Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, late Friday evening, a Palestinian home in the West Bank city of Hebron, mainly between the colonial Israeli settlements of Kiryat Arba' and Giv'at Havout. Local Palestinian sources in Hebron city said that illegal Israeli settlers vandalized the home of Abdelkareem Al-Ja'bary by smashing its …

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

Sandy Smith-Nonini (2020-06-13). To Re-Open Safely We Need a "Health Force" of Disease Detectives. zcomm.org At present local health departments and the CDC have only about 2,200 professional "disease detectives," although other health staff often assist during a contagious outbreak Photo by theskaman306/Shutterstock.com Conservative governors are now openly at odds with epidemiologists as plans move ahead for more than half the states to loosen social distancing and permit

Ashley Curtin (2020-06-13). Congress introduces EARN IT Act, which would end encryption programs but violates the Constitution. nationofchange.org "EARN IT is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation. Congress must reject it."

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 …

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.

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. …

Shahidur Rahman (2020-06-13). As COVID-19 Ravages the Garment Industry, It's Time for Consumers to Stand in Solidarity with the People Who Make Our Clothes. zcomm.org If there was any remaining debate about the sincerity of global fashion's commitment to the people and communities on which it depends, however, it was settled in the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis…

_____ (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 …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-13). Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Two Apartment Buildings in East Jerusalem. imemc.org By means of harsh Israeli orders, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family was forced to demolish its own apartment buildings, according to local sources. Palestinian sources in the village of Sur Baher in East Jerusalem, said that the Rabay'a family was forced to knock down its own …

Robert Koehler (2020-06-13). Racism and the National Soul. zcomm.org The first institutional change would have to be in our criminal justice system and our underlying theory about the maintenance of social order. Disarm policing. Rethink justice…

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). 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 …

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…

Derek Royden (2020-06-13). The next crisis? Losing the Amazon. nationofchange.org If too much of the forest were to be degraded or lost, scientists worry that the whole area could be transformed into a savannah.

_____ (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 …

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…

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.

Jordan Davidson (2020-06-13). 'Plastic rain' is pouring down in national parks. nationofchange.org The plastic is trapped in fundamental atmospheric processes and falling all over the world, making plastic rain the new acid rain.

_____ (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 …

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…

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 …

Martha Rosenberg (2020-06-13). Tyson Opens Slaughterhouse Despite 1,000 Sick Workers. zcomm.org Even though 1,000 workers at Tyson's slaughterhouse in Waterloo, Iowa, have tested positive for the coronavirus, it has reopened. Tyson has said last week it would begin slaughtering pigs. The company promised that workers would receive daily screenings and access to nurse practitioners, but many who can transmit the coronavirus are asymptomatic. At 2 other

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.

Andrew Moss (2020-06-13). Racial Fault Lines and the Coronavirus. zcomm.org With almost 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. continues to have the highest number of prisoners in the world, a legacy of several decades of racially propelled policies of harsh sentencing and rapid prison building…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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 …

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). 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 …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-06-13). Campaigners demand company that 'falsified data' loses coronavirus track-and-trace contract. thecanary.co Serco is one of the main companies

Peter Bolton (2020-06-13). A Tory MP's comments on a Palestinian political party show just how ridiculous 'terrorist' designations have become. thecanary.co The West's credibility when it comes to labeling others as 'terrorists' has always been

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). 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…

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Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime. The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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 …
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What's the CHAZ about in Seattle?
Jane Cutter | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-14
Eyewitness reports from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.
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Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime. The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) i
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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 …
globalresearch.ca/syria-seattle-commune-…

I Reckon We Can Win This Thing
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-14
That seems to be the trend here currently. Things don't appear to necessarily be getting better or worse at this point in time, they're just accelerating. | It's all moving faster and faster. Major news events are getting closer and closer together, people are becoming more and more aware of more and more important dynamics they were previously asleep to, political movements are suddenly picking up steam in a way many analysts never expected to see in their lifetime, and America's previous revolutionary fig…
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Milwaukee Alliance, Youth Rising Up answer the call to demand community control of police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Milwaukee, WI – At noon on June 13, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression joined with Youth Rising Up (YRU), a student organization from North Division High School in Milwaukee's notorious 53206 zip code, to host a march and rally. The demonstration was in response to the National Alliance's call for a day of action around community control of the police and justice for victims of police killing. | Around 100 people turned out despite the unseasonably chilly weather, including members of the Black Caucus of Teamsters Local 200. Marchers were tailed by a caravan consisting of over a dozen…
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Milwaukee Alliance, Youth Rising Up answer the call to demand community control of police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Milwaukee, WI – At noon on June 13, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression joined with Youth Rising Up (YRU), a student organization from North Division High School in Milwaukee's notorious 53206 zip code, to host a march and rally. The demonstration was in response to the National Alliance's call for a day of action around community control of the police and justice for victims of police killing. | Around 100 people turned out despite the unseasonably chilly weather, including members of the Black Caucus of Teamsters Local 200. Marchers were tailed by a caravan consisting of over a dozen…
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The Corona Pandemic and Trump's Trade War against China: America's Dependence on "Made in China". Potential Disruption of the US Economy
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
Introduction | The US has been threatening China with trade sanctions for several years. At the outset of the Trump administration in January 2017, Washington not only envisaged punitive trade measures, it also called for "an investigation into China's trade practices" …
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Uprising & Abolition
Angela Davis | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Interview on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" & Where We Go from Here…
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Atlanta Police Shoot and Kill Rayshard Brooks as Protests Continue Worldwide
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-14
"This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping."

Atlanta Police Shoot and Kill Rayshard Brooks as Protests Continue Worldwide

Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, but Israel Continues to Benefit
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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 | …
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Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh
Umer Beigh | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-14
Bangladesh continues to see a high number of COVID-19 cases even two weeks after restrictions were eased. The first case was reported on March and restrictions were in place til May 31. Activist groups had raised concerns that the restrictions were eased without adequate preparations being put in place. Peoples Dispatch spoke to Manisha Chakraborty, International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front, shortly after the restrictions were eased to understand the situation. | Peoples Dispatch (PD): What is the situation in Bangladesh after the government declared the lifting of the nationwide restrictons? | Mani…
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Donald Trump Peacenik? "The American Warrior, Noble and Righteous"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
From day one in office to now, Trump breached virtually all his positive pledges to the American people. | No "transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people" occurred. | No governance serving all Americans equitably, "starting …
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No End to US Hostility Toward Nonbelligerent North Korea
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
US hostility toward North Korea has nothing to do with national security. | North Korea never posed a threat to the US or any other country since the peninsula was divided post-WW II — just an invented one throughout this period….
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The Statues of White Supremacists. Why Were They Erected in the First Place? Take Them Down? Preserve the History of Their Ugly Past
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
The only thing controversial about taking down statues of white supremacist US and other Western figures is why they were erected in the first place, and why it took so long for a campaign to remove them. | In Britain, over …
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Keeping the World Safe from Iran's Legitimate Nuclear Program?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
The above headlined Pompeo's hostile May 27 remarks on Iran. | Perpetuating the myth about an Iranian nuclear threat ignores what the whole world knows. | Throughout its existence since the 1950s, Iran's legitimate nuclear program had and still has no military …
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Small towns across the United States see unprecedented protests
Kaleigh O'Keefe | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-14
Liberation News eyewitness reports from smaller town protests.
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Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich
David Segal | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Source: The Intercept Photo by Tverdokhlib/Shutterstock.com Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said that it was time for privileged people like herself to "listen with humility" to those who have experienced racism. Yet after nearly 10,000 people marched on the state House, Raimondo made clear that she does not care to entertain protesters' Read…
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Corrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca and the Coronavirus Vaccine Drive
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
Putting your destiny into the hands of a drug company is much like seeking reassurances from an opportunistic pimp. The returns are bound to mixed, dressed up in deceptive language. The promises, however, are always remarkable. The back-breaking pace in …
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The People Will Rise
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
There is only one solution for the insane mess that goes under the name of 'democracy' to day, and that is to return to human scale largely self governing communities. | This was the great cry that went up in 1381 …
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Take a good hard look at the new Britain we all now live in
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-14
By TruePublica Editor: It's all desperately sad to watch, isn't it? At TruePublica we have consistently warned since David Cameron's 2015 electoral win that Britain was in grave danger. We warned that Cameron, little more than an over-privileged corporate public relations agent would usher in the decline of Britain leading to a proud nation circling …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/take-a-good-hard-look-at-the-new-britain-we-all-now-live-in/

Video: Ciao Giuletto: Giulietto Chiesa Intervista. La Voce Interiore della Siria
Giulietto Chiesa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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U.S. Police: Why Nothing Will Change
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-14
With America in turmoil following the murder of George Floyd, the talk is all about police reform — defunding them, abolishing them, or subjecting them to greater federal oversight. It brings to mind the nineteenth-century British member of parliament who supposedly cried out in despair, "Reform! Reform! My God, aren't things bad enough as they are?" | But not to worry: short of revolution, nothing will happen. Once the shouting dies down and protesters go home, reform will be forgotten and the status quo will return in full force. Cops will tread more carefully, but only for a while. Eventually, they'll re…
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Man arrested for urinating on memorial during London protest
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
A 28-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of urinating on the memorial of a murdered policeman during far-right protests in central London on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.The man is in custody in Essex, east of London, after presenting himself at a police station, the police said.Far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and with police trying to keep the two sides apart.Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the violence, saying "racist thuggery has no place on our streets".The Westminster memorial honours PC Keith Palmer who was murdered while on duty at…
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Video: The Hypersonic Strike Systems of the United States
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
Even two years ago, hypersonic weapons were barely an item of discussion among the US national security establishment. Today these weapons are all the rage. What accounts for that sudden emergence of US interest in this category of weapons, …
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'EU may recognize Palestinian state if Israel annexes W.Bank'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
The European Union's recognition of Palestine as a state would become "inevitable" if Israel moves forward with its controversial plan to annex the West Bank, Luxembourg's foreign minister has said. | Speaking to German weekly Der Spiegel, Jean Asselborn called for a tougher EU stance against the Israeli government's plan to annex significant parts of the West Bank. | "To simply write reproachful letters would be a humiliation for the EU and would significantly weaken its credibility," Asselborn stressed, suggesting stronger measures like economic sanctions or the recognition of Palestine as a state if Israel doe…
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Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG
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Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883417…

Los Altos High School Students Bring Demands to BLM Protest
Teens Lead the Way | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Los Altos High School students, incensed by racially charged police violence, organized and led a march/rally on June 5.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883412…

Thursday 6/11: Let Brianna Speak, Justice for Erik Salgado Protest @ Highland Hospital
#LetBriannaSpeak | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Highland Hospital | Main Entrance | 1411 E 31st St | Oakland, CA…
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Oakland Youths in Protest to Rid Schools of Police
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Over a thousand march to Mayor Libby Schaaf's house for vigil and protest…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883415…

New York joins NAARPR Day of Action
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
New York, NY — On Saturday, June 13, organizers in New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) joined the national day of action to stop police crimes that was called for by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | NYCAP members began the day at The Hub in the South Bronx, doing outreach for their campaign for community control of the police and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). Organizers handed out flyers explaining the details of CPAC and were met with very positive community response. | NYCAP later joined a march of around 100 people at Fordham Plaza,…
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New York joins NAARPR Day of Action
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
New York, NY — On Saturday, June 13, organizers in New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) joined the national day of action to stop police crimes that was called for by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | NYCAP members began the day at The Hub in the South Bronx, doing outreach for their campaign for community control of the police and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). Organizers handed out flyers explaining the details of CPAC and were met with very positive community response. | NYCAP later joined a march of around 100 people at Fordham Plaza,…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/new-york…

Philadelphia Police Threaten Unicorn Riot Reporter After Vigilante Assault
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-14
Philadelphia, PA — On Saturday evening dozens of armed vigilantes gathered in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia near a Christopher Columbus statue, ostensibly to "protect it" from vandalism. Several of the men assaulted our reporter on the scene and slashed his bike tires. Philadelphia police…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/philadelphia-police-threaten-unicorn-riot-reporter-after-vigilante-assault/

The Beginning of the End for Unearned Authority
Kathleen Wallace | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
The only fitting response to the horror is to honor those who have been victims is through the wholesale restructuring of society…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-beginning-of-t…

Leaked: "Deadly" Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19: How the World's Top Medical Journals, The Lancet and NEJM, Were Cynically Exploited by Big Pharma
Elizabeth Woodworth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
Abstract and Background | A publishing scandal recently erupted around the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19. It is also known as quinine and chloroquine, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.[i] | The bark …
globalresearch.ca/leaked-deadly-hcq-worl…

Black Lives Matter & The Question of Violence | Gary Younge
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-14
"Riots are often justified, what's the French Revolution but a riot blessed by history"
mronline.org/2020/06/14/black-lives-matt…

How the Coronavirus could be a Climate Game Changer
Sà∂ren Amelang | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
"Nobody wants life to stay the way it was during the pandemic. But some new routines we should maintain, because they serve the environment and quality of life."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-the-coronaviru…

A Simple Solution to Unemployment Crisis: Offer Everyone a Job
Pavlina Tcherneva | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Interview on how we should be thinking about a policy for guaranteed employment amid our current economic crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-simple-solution-…

George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-14
Minneapolis, MN — Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/george-floyd-uprising-in-minneapolis-saint-paul-the-first-two-weeks/

Opening India's food economy to demands of imperialism
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-14
Every step in the direction of opening agriculture to global trade — as announced in the three ordinances by the Modi government — is a step towards reducing domestic food availability.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/14/opening-i…

Corporations Now Love 'Black Lives'–But What About Their Own Black Workers?
Toni Gilpin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Never underestimate the American business community's capacity for hypocrisy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/corporations-now-l…

'Harlem Streets' — Immortal Technique
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-14
[May 1, Beltaine, Second high-Holy Day of the Year] On May 1,1776, a New world Order was born when the Masters of the Illuminati was founded, whose foundation would be built upon depravity and rebellion. It's leader would be Satan.
mronline.org/2020/06/14/harlem-streets-i…

Students and Staff Oppose COVID-Inspired Disaster Capitalism on US Campuses
Eleanor Bader | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
345 colleges consider themselves at risk of closing due to anticipated under-enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/students-and-staff…

LA County Closing Three Juvenile Prisons, Perhaps Setting a Precedent
Kim McGill | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Interview on the impact of closing three youth prisons in California, the history of mass incarceration in LA County, and the vision for what will happen next…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/la-county-closing-…

Woked in Fright: The Brief Banning of Fawlty Towers
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-14
It's all getting nasty. The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any sensible sort should know, is often a panoramic account of crimes and slaughter worth knowing rather than banning and hiding. This is surely not what the late George Floyd …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/woked-in-frig…

Collapse of the British Empire, The Round Table Movement, Canada's Untold History
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
This article was originally published by Matthew Ehret on The Canadian Patriot in November 2018. | Canada's struggle for existence as a sovereign nation has been caught between two opposing views of mankind represented by the British and American System of …
globalresearch.ca/collapse-of-the-britis…

Who should get COVID-19 testing?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-14
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…

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reversing a vasectomy
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-14
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.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo researchers define type of Alzheimer's that affects people in their younger years
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-14
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.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-14
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Sunday 6/28: Out of Site: SOMA – A Virtual Performance-Driven Queer History Tour
Eye Zen Presents | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
This is a virtual/online event. Online at 7pm PT. Link will be sent to all registered ticket buyers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883420…

Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-14
The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/14/big-5-of-…

World Blood Donor Day observed during pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
World Blood Donor Day this year once again will be held on June 14, but in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.It was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood, and to thank donors for their life-saving gift.The event provides a valuable opportunity to donors to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, a biologist and doctor who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the ABO blood group system.About 118.4 million blood donations are collected worldwide every year. Forty percent are collected in high-income countries — home to 16% of the world's population.About 13,300…
yenisafak.com/en/news/world-blood-donor-…

Turkey: Agricultural, animal production hub beyond region
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
Turkey is an agricultural and animal production hub in the region and even for countries beyond, with its high production capacity and food security standards, according to university agriculturalist Orhan Ozcatalbas.The country has the largest agricultural revenue in Europe and is second on a global scale, the professor at Akdeniz University's Agricultural Policy and Extension Department told Anadolu Agency.He said the pandemic increased the importance of food and supply security and the world started to discuss agricultural production's efficiency and capacity.Food security and safety topics will remain on the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-agricultur…

Iran records 107 new deaths from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
Iran on Sunday confirmed 107 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,837. | A further 2,472 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 187,427, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said. | A total of 148,674 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said. | Some 1.244 million tests have been done in the country to date, Lari said. | Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but since authorities eased restrictions, daily figures have shown an upward trend, especi…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-records-107-…

Delhi to use 500 railway coaches as hospital facilities to fight coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
The coaches will increase Delhi's capacity by 8,000 beds, home minister Amit Shah said on Twitter after a meeting with the capital's chief minister.The government will also ramp up testing in the city, especially in containment zones, conduct a door-to-door health survey of residents and provide sufficient supplies of oxygen cylinders and ventilators, he said.India is the fourth-worst affected country in the world, with cases steadily increasing. It reported a record single-day jump in cases on Sunday, adding nearly 12,000 confirmed infections and taking the total to more than 320,000, according to health ministr…
yenisafak.com/en/world/delhi-to-use-500-…

Putin says Russia will be able to counter hypersonic weapons
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia was developing the means to counter other countries' hypersonic weapons, local news agencies reported."It's very likely that we will have means to combat hypersonic weapons by the time the world's leading countries have such weapons," the RIA news agency cited Putin as saying.
yenisafak.com/en/world/putin-says-russia…

Top Russian officials' visit to Turkey postponed
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-14
A planned Sunday visit to Turkey by Russia's foreign and defense ministers has been postponed, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.In a phone call, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov decided to hold contacts and negotiations between their deputy ministers in the days to come, said a ministry statement.Ministerial talks will also take place at a later date, it said.Russia's foreign and defense ministers were expected in Turkey for dialogue on regional issues.Moscow and Ankara frequently consult on the situation in Syria and Libya, and the two issues, particularly the lat…
yenisafak.com/en/news/top-russian-offici…

Austria felicitates Ghalibaf on election as Iran's Parl. speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka has sent a message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf over his election as Parliament Speaker.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159791/Austria-feli…

VIDEO: Restaurant on fire after killing of Rayshard Brooks
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — About eight hours after 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Wendy's located along University Avenue in Atlanta, the restaurant was set on fire to it shortly after 9: 30 p.m. That fire was not immediately put out but was under control by around 11: 30 p.m.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159784/VIDEO-Restau…

COVID-19 has no effect on Armed forces' missions: Maj. Gen. Bagheri
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Force, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said that the Armed Forces have resumed their regular activities since mid-April after a short pause.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159794/COVID-19-has…

Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
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Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names
ResistanceSF | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 11.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883413…

Friday 6/12: Black Lives Matter – Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor – East Palo Alto
Tha Hood Squad | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Jack Farrell Park | 2509 Fordham St | East Palo Alto, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883414…

Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883418…

Sunday 6/14: Eliminate School Police in Oakland: March & Car Caravan
Eliminate School Police, We Keep Us Safe | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Meet at La Escuelita for march and car caravan to Lakeview Elementary, Oakland, CA.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883414…

Sunday 6/14: Socialism 101: Why We Need Socialism (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Friday 6/19: ILWU Shutting Down W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
SSA Terminals 1717 Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland to Oscar Grant Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

MIDNIGHT MARCH IN THE EAST BAY
Local Black and Brown Students | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Please share these flyers and wait until more info is released on the day of the event!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883422…

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
"In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout "New Spain" and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due next week.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown
International Longshore and Warehouse Union | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Friday 6/12: "We are the Future" Youth March for Justice
SF NAACP Youth Council | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA | Civic Center, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Mission Santa Cruz Spray Painted and Mission Bell Removed During Abolish Police March
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883410…

Statement in Support of #8toAbolition
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Mèxico_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
México_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical | Libertad a Susana Prieto Terrazas, dirigente del movimiento obrero…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883418…

Saturday 6/20: Are Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

ILWU Work Action On W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
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…

1000s march and caravan for community control of Chicago police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Chicago, IL – Over 1000 marchers and 400 cars drove several miles through the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, June 12, to demand community control of the police. Hundreds of people came out of hair and nail salons, stepped out of homes, or came off of the sidewalk to chant and march as well. Cries of "Black lives matter" were alternated with "CPAC now!" CPAC is the Civilian Police Accountability Council, legislation in Chicago City Council which would establish control of the Chicago Police by the Black, Chicano/Mexicano and Puerto Rican neighborhoods in the city. | Organized by the Chicago Alliance Agai…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/1000s-ma…

1000s march and caravan for community control of Chicago police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Chicago, IL – Over 1000 marchers and 400 cars drove several miles through the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, June 12, to demand community control of the police. Hundreds of people came out of hair and nail salons, stepped out of homes, or came off of the sidewalk to chant and march as well. Cries of "Black lives matter" were alternated with "CPAC now!" CPAC is the Civilian Police Accountability Council, legislation in Chicago City Council which would establish control of the Chicago Police by the Black, Chicano/Mexicano and Puerto Rican neighborhoods in the city. | Organized by the Chicago Alliance Agai…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/1000s-march-…

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…
popularresistance.org/seattle-the-demand…

People 'are just enjoying themselves': Get insight into life in Seattle's 'autonomous zone' (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-13
'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', also known as CHAZ, has grabbed the attention of people in the US and beyond ever since it was established earlier this week. RT's Caleb Maupin got a sneak peek into what happens down there. | Established around an abandoned police precinct on June 8, a six-block area of downtown Seattle has since evolved into a sort of commune controlled by anti-police brutality protesters. But how are the Seattle would-be revolutionaries faring in their police-free social experiment? | "Mood here is completely peaceful," Desiree DeLoach, an American travel blogger and anti-capitalist, who foun…
rt.com/usa/491743-chaz-seattle-autonomou…

Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-13
Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, and mainstream media are falling all over themselves with censorship and spin jobs to get the narrative back under control as mass protests continue to sweep across America. | 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…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/narrati…

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…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/narrati…

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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/13/na…

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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/13/internati…

[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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31325-8/fulltext?rss=yes

As Trump Ignores COVID and Attacks Cities, Local Leaders Build for Our Future
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-13
The last several months have brought a heightened level of anxiety, anger and exhaustion — feelings that, for many of us, have existed at a steady elevation since the end of 2016. The events of these past few weeks, in particular, are a bleak reminder that the oppressive institutions that have allowed COVID-19 to ravage communities of color continue to perpetuate state-sanctioned and white supremacist violence against Black people in this country. | In the midst of it all, I've found li…
truthout.org/articles/as-trump-ignores-c…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/new-yorkers-…

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…
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-pathos-of…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/new-york…

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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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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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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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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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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If Farmworkers Are "Essential," Why Are They Treated So Badly?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Over the course of U.S. history, farmworkers, although essential, have been terribly mistreated…
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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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Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-06-13
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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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A video has come to light showing hunting hounds on an 'active badger sett'
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
An activist has published footage of hunting hounds clawing at what she claims is an 'active badger sett'. The video shows members of a "notorious" West Country hunt allowing the hounds to continue for nearly a minute. Despite this, local police say they're unable to take action. | Hounds on a sett entrance: | Kate Bradley captured footage of the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt (BSV) during a meet near the village of Thornford, Dorset, on 27 February. The eight-minut…
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Police Have Long History of Responding to Black Movements by Playing the Victim
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-13
The protests across the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd have led to significant pressure on mayors and city councils. One of the most important demands has been for the defunding of police departments. | Activists in Minneapolis succeeded in getting the University of Minnesota and the public school system to cancel contracts they had with the M…
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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A response to the right-wing "reopen business" crowd: Be careful what one asks for
Bill Fletcher | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
While my immediate feelings about what should happen to the right-wing anti-science protesters who paraded around cannot be put in writing, I will suggest that society should not be put at risk by those trapped in delusions…
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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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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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As nationwide protests over police brutality continue, cities across the US cut and reallocate police funding
Eoin Higgins | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-13
"Policing doesn't work … Yet we keep supporting a system that is clearly broken."
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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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Black Lives Matter protesters face violence from 'the British KKK'
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
Hundreds of racists turned up in London on 13 June to counter-protest a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration. As they became violent towards anti-racist protesters and police, one person called them "the British KKK". | The BLM march was officially called off because of concerns that it would be attacked. Witnesses claim that some people present were doing Nazi salutes and shouting "heil Hitler": | Does an…
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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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Boris Johnson gives stern warning about attacking police, says protests 'subverted by violence'
rt.com | 2020-06-13
Following protesters clashing with police in London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a warning to anyone targeting police and said demonstrations have been "subverted by violence." | "Racist thuggery has no place on our streets. Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law," Johnson tweeted on Saturday. | The prime minister followed that by saying current protests over police brutality and racial inequality "breach current guidelines." | "These marches & protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines. Racism has no part in the UK and we must work together to…
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Solidarity is vital. Here's why The Canary is going Green for Grenfell
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people. Three years later, bereaved families and survivors still don't have answers, meaningful change or justice. And amid the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and growing protests against the UK's systemic racism, this anniversary is acutely poignant. | "Remember, Reflect, Unite": | This year, the anniversary won't take place on the streets. Campaign group Grenfell United have called for people to "remember, reflect and unite" from hom…
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Black Lives Matter protesters fill Trafalgar Square
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
Black Lives Matter protesters flocked to London's Trafalgar Square on the afternoon of Friday 12 June, as widespread demonstrations continued following the killing of George Floyd in the US.African American Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on25 May . | Participants in Friday's protest were warned of counter-rallies from the far-right and urged to "stay calm" if they encountered these. They marched to Trafalgar Square, passing Buckingham Palace on the way.(Dominic Lipinski/PA)(Dominic Lipinski/PA)(Kirsty O'Connor/PA)(Kirsty O'Connor/PA)Hundreds o…
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As people continue to take to the streets, knowing your rights is more important than ever
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
Last week's Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests saw the police in London acting heavy-handedly, charging on police horses at people and ignoring laws. As the BLM movement grows and new people get involved, it's important that protesters know their rights when they take to the streets. | Kettling: a favoured police tactic: | The Metropolitan police…
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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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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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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…
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To Police Of Good Conscience: These Protests Are For You Too
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-13
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 mischaracterized — is connected to the same pain expressed by protesters in the streets of Minneapolis, Atlanta, Louisville and hundreds of other cities steeped in grief? You understand that suspicion of theft or fraud doesn't justify murder and whatever legal battles will unfold won't change the morality of that fact. | I know the protest chants and the opinion articles don't cover it all. It's a hard job and the criticism doesn't alwa…
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The Heat: U.S. Race Relations & COVID-19
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-13
As protests against police brutality and racism sweep across the country, the focus is now shifting to police reform.
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Video of unarmed black man shot by Atlanta police sparks massive outrage amidst George Floyd protests
rt.com | 2020-06-13
A video of two Atlanta police officers shooting an unarmed black man who later died is sparking massive outrage and accusations of police brutality and racism. Details of the case are still scarce. | Atlanta officers responded to a call of a suspicious person on Friday night that led them to a Wendy's drive-thru where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was allegedly asleep in his car. | According to the George Bureau of Investigations (GBI), Brooks failed a field sobriety test and resisted when police tried to place him in custody. A stun gun was used by one of the officers, which Brooks tried to take, following whic…
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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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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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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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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To Re-Open Safely We Need a "Health Force" of Disease Detectives
Sandy Smith-Nonini | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
At present local health departments and the CDC have only about 2,200 professional "disease detectives," although other health staff often assist during a contagious outbreak Photo by theskaman306/Shutterstock.com Conservative governors are now openly at odds with epidemiologists as plans move ahead for more than half the states to loosen social distancing and permit Read…
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Tyson Opens Slaughterhouse Despite 1,000 Sick Workers
Martha Rosenberg | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Even though 1,000 workers at Tyson's slaughterhouse in Waterloo, Iowa, have tested positive for the coronavirus, it has reopened. Tyson has said last week it would begin slaughtering pigs. The company promised that workers would receive daily screenings and access to nurse practitioners, but many who can transmit the coronavirus are asymptomatic. At 2 other Read…
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Congress introduces EARN IT Act, which would end encryption programs but violates the Constitution
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-13
"EARN IT is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation. Congress must reject it."
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Racism and the National Soul
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
The first institutional change would have to be in our criminal justice system and our underlying theory about the maintenance of social order. Disarm policing. Rethink justice…
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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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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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Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers
Aleris Villegas and Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2020-06-13
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 in the U.S. Last year, however, . . . | Continue reading Stop exploiting J-1 cultural workers at Workers.org
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Trump's Death Denialism
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
For the next six months, getting rid of Trump and as many of his overt supporters as possible is job number one, far and away…
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Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Dangerous
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Getting past conspiracies is not easy to do, but it is imperative if we want to organize for a better world…
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As COVID-19 Ravages the Garment Industry, It's Time for Consumers to Stand in Solidarity with the People Who Make Our Clothes
Shahidur Rahman | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
If there was any remaining debate about the sincerity of global fashion's commitment to the people and communities on which it depends, however, it was settled in the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis…
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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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'Plastic rain' is pouring down in national parks
Jordan Davidson | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-13
The plastic is trapped in fundamental atmospheric processes and falling all over the world, making plastic rain the new acid rain.
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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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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/

Racial Fault Lines and the Coronavirus
Andrew Moss | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
With almost 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. continues to have the highest number of prisoners in the world, a legacy of several decades of racially propelled policies of harsh sentencing and rapid prison building…
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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 …
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"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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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.
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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/

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 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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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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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
workers.org/2020/06/49341/?utm_source=rs…

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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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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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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-central-issue-…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/canada-isolat…

The next crisis? Losing the Amazon
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-13
If too much of the forest were to be degraded or lost, scientists worry that the whole area could be transformed into a savannah.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/13/the-next-c…

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/

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

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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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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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/

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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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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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits near Japan's Ryukyu Islands
rt.com | 2020-06-13
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has occurred at sea, near the southern Japanese islands of Ryukyu. So far, no tsunami warning has been issued. A powerful tremor was detected off the coast early on Sunday, the country's weather agency said. The epicenter is estimated to be around 160 km below the surface. | Despite the depth, the quake was felt in Okinawa, as well as Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, according to local media. No information on possible damage or casualties was immediately available.
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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/

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…

LGBT 'ideology' is even 'more destructive' than Bolshevism, says Polish president
rt.com | 2020-06-13
Poland's President Andrzej Duda has equated LGBT "ideology" to communism, warning that in a bid to indoctrinate the youth this "neo-Bolshevism" is even more harmful and destructive. | The conservative politician, who is seeking re-election, catered to his audience at a Saturday rally where he said that his parents' generation did not fight communism only to bow now to a new "ideology" that is "even more destructive to the human being." | That was Bolshevism. It was the ideologizing of children. Today, there are also attempts to push an ideology on us and our children, but different. It's totally new, but it is…
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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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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 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 …
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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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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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Campaigners demand company that 'falsified data' loses coronavirus track-and-trace contract
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
Serco is one of the main companies contracted to deliver the NHS's coronavirus (Covid-19) contact tracing system. However, it has already admitted that it's unlikely this system would "evolve smoothly". This is one of the reasons why campaign group WeOwnIt is calling on health secretary Matt Hancock to: end Serco's role in contact tracing in England now. Pu…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/13/campaign…

Churchill's grandson says the war leader wasn't a racist. But the excuses are wearing thin
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2020-06-13
Winston Churchill's grandson and former top Tory Nicholas Soames told LBC that he was "deeply shocked" to see the war leader's Westminster statue boxed up. Soames defended Churchill's legacy by saying he was a 'saviour of the Western world' and rubbished claims that Churchill was racist. But we're living in an age of rapidly expanding awareness about Britain's colonial history. And people are showing that these lies are wearing thin. | The old 'man of his time' excuse: | Soames' defence of Churchill rests on…
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