Daily Archives: June 15, 2020

2020-06-15: News Headlines

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-15). US Congress "Caesar's Law" Directed against Syria: Who Does It Target and How Will It Affect President Assad? globalresearch.ca In mid-June, the US sanctions against Syria will escalate, with the enactment in Congress of "

Eds. (2020-06-15). Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police. mronline.org Between 1963 and 1972, there were more than 750 Black-led urban revolts in the United States in 525 cities. How did sociologists react?>

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-15). Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race. zcomm.org In late May of this year, President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control bragged before a Washington think tank that the U.S. government was prepared to outspend Russia and China to win a new nuclear arms race. "The president has made clear that we have a tried and true practice here," he remarked. "We

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-15). Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead. globalresearch.ca The backlash against Donald Trump's illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now. But we must continue raising the illegality of this use of the military and pushing for barriers …

Mike Whitney (2020-06-15). Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement? globalresearch.ca "Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it's the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass …

Dr. Hakim (2020-06-15). Listening to our Anger and Angst. dissidentvoice.org The family of a killed protester demand fair distribution of bread (Credit: Tolo News) COVID-19 is clarifying a significant source of global anger and angst: inequality. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Afghanistan had 300 ventilators, only one ventilator for every 110,000 Afghans. As a medical physician, I gasped, my heart racing at the …

Eds. (2020-06-15). Atlanta Police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial justice continue worldwide. mronline.org "This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping," said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP.

Scott Ritter (2020-06-15). NATO's Colonization of Ukraine Under Guise of Partnership. globalresearch.ca NATO has extended yet another in a long line of "incentives" designed to tease Ukraine with the prospects of joining the transatlantic alliance, while stopping short of actual membership. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an …

Dean Baker (2020-06-15). NYT Gives Up on Logic in News Reporting — Tells Readers of Risk of Relying on China, with Zero Argument. cepr.net The NYT ran a piece with a headline that began "break the China Habit," and featured the subhead, "the risks of relying economically on the Asian superpower have never seemed clearer. But as the world tries to get moving again, it needs China more than ever." Perhaps the paper considered the risks so apparent that …

Khalil Gibran Muhammad (2020-06-15). "Out of Options in Terms of Reform" zcomm.org Interview on the Racist History of Police in U.S.

WSWS (2020-06-15). Workers' anger grows as auto companies continue coverup of COVID-19 in the factories. wsws.org General Motors and Ford have made it an official policy not to report the number and locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases at their factories, while Fiat Chrysler has also apparently stopped reporting coronavirus cases.

WSWS (2020-06-15). New cases of COVID-19 reach 8 million as Latin America still to peak. wsws.org While the Western Hemisphere is currently the epicenter of the pandemic, there has been a new outbreak in China.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-15). Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the US World. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump claims to be the law-and-order president of the United States. There does not seem much sign of this as the stitching of the Republic gets undone. Protestors have been given a considerable roughing up across several states; police …

Prof Susan Babbitt (2020-06-15). Today's Science Deniers: What We Owe Galileo After 400 Years. globalresearch.ca On June 22, 1633, a sick and beaten old man, on his knees, had to "abjure, curse and detest" his view that "the earth moves and is not the centre of the world." It was "one of the most deplorable …

Paul Smeaton (2020-06-15). Towards a Digital Police State? Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Calls for Coronavirus Digital IDs to Prove 'Disease Status'. globalresearch.ca 'Unless you're able to record some of this data in a way that people can use it's going to be difficult to go back to anything like a near normal in things like transport,' said Tony Blair. | *** | Former U.K. …

Lu Aya (2020-06-15). Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist. zcomm.org Now Trump is attacking him too…

Clare Daly (2020-06-15). Request for Compassionate Release of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca FAO The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP | Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice | CC The Hon Bob Neill MP | UK Commons Justice Committee Chair | Dear Sir, | REQUEST FOR COMPASSIONATE RELEASE OF JULIAN ASSANGE | As current and former …

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2020-06-15). A Knee on Our Throats. globalresearch.ca For two months now, most of America has endured a government-imposed lockdown. I hate to use that word — lockdown — as it connotes locking prisoners into their cells during prison disturbances. But it is the word that the government …

Steve Sweeney (2020-06-15). Minnesota Cops 'Trained by Israeli Forces in Restraint Techniques'. globalresearch.ca Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers. | Mr Floyd's death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings …

Hauwa Ahmed (2020-06-15). How Private Prisons Are Profiting Under the Trump Administration. globalresearch.ca There are more people behind bars in the United States than there are living in major American cities[1] such as Phoenix or Philadelphia. According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 2 million adults[2] were …

_____ (2020-06-15). LSE Director: You cannot solve a global pandemic with national policies. truepublica.org.uk By Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics. One of the paradoxes of this pandemic is that even as we are forced to turn inwards, we need each other's cooperation more than ever. Most of us are becoming more self-reliant — staying at home, engaging less with others, even braving baking and …

David Sims (2020-06-15). Spike Lee Has Made His Most Ambitious Film Yet. zcomm.org Da 5 Bloods is a searing Vietnam War epic that speaks to this moment…

Philip Weiss (2020-06-15). It Sure Looks Like Trump and Adelson Have Cut a Deal on Annexation. globalresearch.ca Sheldon Adelson, the Israel-loving,

WSWS Repost (2020-06-15). 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.

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-15). Pragmatic Advice For Peaceful Protests. thealtworld.com It's imperative that all protests, whether about anti-racism or any other issue, remain peaceful and within the realm of the relevant laws of whichever country they're occurring in otherwise people could get hurt or worse. | The anti-racism protests that have erupted all throughout the West since the death of George Floyd in police custody at the end of last month have unfortunately transformed into a

Ben Norton (2020-06-15). Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing. mronline.org On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines.

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-06-15). Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode? indybay.org ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG

pip.hinman (2020-06-15). The pandemic is giving rise to conspiracy theorists. greenleft.org.au

Norman Solomon (2020-06-15). Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class. indybay.org Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight…

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

Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Abhishek Singh, Anita Raj (2020-06-15). Exploring the relationship between spousal violence during pregnancy and subsequent postpartum spacing contraception among first-time mothers in India. thelancet.com : Women who experience spousal abuse during pregnancy have different postpartum contraceptive use patterns. The unique needs of this population should be incorporated into antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling. Efforts to increase spacing contraception use in India must consider experiences of gender-based violence and coercion.

Austin C. McCoy (2020-06-15). The Struggle Against Police Is International. Our Solidarity Must Be Global. zcomm.org These global expressions of solidarity underscore a long simmering discontent with state violence against Black and Indigenous people, and other communities of color…

Alleen Brown (2020-06-15). Organizers in Minneapolis Weigh Role of Community Defense Groups. zcomm.org "My greatest hope is that we can create a police-free city, and one that's safer and less racist and more beautiful than the one we have now. One where everybody's needs are met and where everybody feels like they have control over what safety looks like in their community."

ResistanceSF (2020-06-15). Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names. indybay.org Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Turkey's indigenous electric train to serve by year-end. yenisafak.com First Turkish-made electric train, with its tests to be conducted on Aug. 30, will start serving before the end of this year, transport and infrastructure minister said on Monday."Aluminum body production, painting, sandblasting tests of the train set were put into operation in 2019," Adil Karaismailoglu said during his visit to the Turkish Wagon Industry (TUVASAS) plant in the country's northwestern province of Sakarya.The design and operating speeds of the first train set produced were planned as 176 kilometers per hour (109.3 miles per hour), and 160 km/h (99.4 mi/h), respectively."We work on domestic-made hig…

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (2020-06-15). Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown. indybay.org Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…

CSPTES (2020-06-15). 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…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Muslim | man invents | corona-free bell | for | Hindu temple | in | India. yenisafak.com In the wake of the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the world, a Muslim mechanic in India developed an innovative bell which can be rung without being touched for a major Shiva temple in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. 62-year-old Nahru Khan equipped the bell with an electric sensor after temples were reopened in India with strict measures that included not touching bells to prevent the spread of the pandemic, reported the Indian Express.The development of the bell in question with its electric sensor technology is reportedly one-of-a-kind in India."It's a conta…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Turkey, Russia to continue talks for truce in Libya. yenisafak.com Turkey will continue talks with Russia to reach a lasting cease-fire in Libya, said Turkey's foreign minister on Monday.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have "agreed to continue working together to establish a lasting cease-fire in Libya," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint press conference alongside his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who is visiting the Turkish capital Ankara.Libya's government, which enjoys recognition by the UN, has been under attack by warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence.After launching a counter…

David Giesen (2020-06-15). Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…

Jimin Kang (2020-06-15). What About the International Students? thenation.com What About the International Students?

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Irish parties agree coalition deal. yenisafak.com Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck a deal to form a new coalition government on Monday that if ratified by grassroots members will end a months-long political deadlock, a government spokesman said.The agreement must be approved over the coming 10 days or so by members from each party, with the smaller Greens requiring two-thirds support, a higher bar than the larger two historic rival parties and which could yet scupper the deal.The parties want the new government in place before the end of June as the fractured parliament cannot pass any new laws, including those to uphold a 6.5 billion eu…

Eye Zen Presents (2020-06-15). 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.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-15). Business School named number one UK-based school in FT MSc Finance ranking. imperial.ac.uk The Business School has retained its position as the UK's highest ranked business school for its Masters in Finance by the Financial Times.

Edward Curtin (2020-06-15). Bob Dylan's Explosive Song "Murder Most Foul", History of the JFK Assassination and "The Interview" globalresearch.ca Imagine this: A so-called presidential historian for a major television network publishes an interview in the most famous newspaper in the world with the most famous singer/songwriter in the world, who has recently written an explosive song accusing the U.S. …

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Israel owns 90 nuclear warheads: Report. yenisafak.com Israel is believed to possess between 80 and 90 nuclear warheads, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. | In a report, SIPRI said Israel continues to pursue a policy of ambiguity regarding its nuclear program. | It said that the number of nuclear warheads in Israel rose to 90, up from 80 warheads in 2019. | "The nine nuclear-armed states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)—together possessed an estimated 13,400 nuclear weapons at the start of 2020," the S…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-15). Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland. indybay.org Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-15). 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.

Labor Video Project (2020-06-15). LWU Local 10 & 34 Leaders On Juneteenth & Fight Against Racism & Worker Action. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 president Trent Willis and ILWU Local 34 president Keith Shanklin talk about why their union is stopping work on Juneteenth on the west coast and the fight against racism and the system that perpetrates it.

_____ (2020-06-15). The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands. popularresistance.org The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and systemic racism. The movement is deepening and becoming broader as well as putting forward solutions and making demands. | The confluence of crises including recent police violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic collapse along with the ongoing crises of lack of healthcare, poverty, inequality, homelessness, personal debt, and climate plus awareness of mirage democracy in the United States have created a historic moment ful…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-15). 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…

Elie Mystal (2020-06-15). We've Protested for Black Lives Before—and We'll Have to Protest Again. thenation.com We've Protested for Black Lives Before—and We'll Have to Protest Again…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-15). Iranian, Turkish FMs hold meeting on regional developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Turkish counterparts on the regional developments and bilateral relations.

Gabrielle M Haeusler, Robert Phillips, Monica A. Slavin, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Francoise Mechinaud, Karin A. Thursky, Australian PICNICC study group and the PREDICT network (2020-06-15). Re-evaluating and recalibrating predictors of bacterial infection in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia. thelancet.com Degree of marrow suppression (low platelets), features of inflammation (temperature) and clinical judgement (severely unwell) have been consistently shown to predict infection in children with FN. Recalibration of existing CDRs is a novel way to improve diagnostic performance of CDRs and maintain relevance over time.

Eamon Whalen (2020-06-15). How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right. thenation.com How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right…

an autonomous multiracial trans (2020-06-15). 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.

_____ (2020-06-15). Health Passports — biosurveillance and pervasive health monitoring to be rolled out. truepublica.org.uk By Rob Woodward — TruePublica: VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cybersecurity company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis announced recently that a 'sports health passport' style app was now in play to help kick start attendance at all British sporting events over the coming months as Britain emerges and recovers from Covid-19. VSTE want …

Speak Out Now (2020-06-15). Sunday 6/14: Socialism 101: Why We Need Socialism (online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

John Malkin (2020-06-15). Chris Krohn & Drew Glover – Interview – May 29, 2020. indybay.org Interview with former Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, recently recalled in March, 2020.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-15). Tehran-Istanbul direct flights to be resumed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Tehran-Istanbul direct flights, halted under the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, are to be resumed as of July 21.

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Iran's coronavirus deaths near 9,000. yenisafak.com A further 2,449 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 189,876, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said. | A total of 150,590 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said, adding that 2,765 remain at hospitals in critical conditions. | Some 1.269 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, especially in the southwestern Khuzestan province. | Despite the rising number of in…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-06-15). Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember! indybay.org Powell & Market, San Francisco…

Jamel Shabazz (2020-06-15). Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance. thenation.com Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-15). Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary. indybay.org Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…

SF NAACP Youth Council (2020-06-15). 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…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). S.Africa: COVID-19 cases top 70,000, deaths at 1,480. yenisafak.com South Africa saw a massive jump in coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, with 4,302 cases recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 70,038.Zweli Mkhize, South Africa's health minister, also said in a statement that 57 more COVID-19 deaths had been recorded, bring the total fatalities to 1,480 with a mortality rate of 2.2%.Despite the high numbers of cases and deaths, health experts continue to applaud South Africa's mass testing campaign.South Africa has so far tested 1.12 million people for COVID-19, with 34,071 tests done over the weekend."The recoveries to date ar…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Coronavirus cases in Africa exceed 242,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 242,105, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.Death toll across 54 countries in the continent went up to 6,464, while recoveries stand at 109,977, bringing the total number of active cases to 125,664.The Southern Africa region recorded 73,600 cases, of which South Africa's number stood at 70,000 cases, and with the second most-affected country Zambia registering 1,400 cases.North Africa has 67,600 infections, West 51,300, East 26,700 and Central Africa 22,900.At least 2,700 people have died of the virus so far in North Africa, 1…

Gay Shame (2020-06-15). Aboltion is the Floor Not the Ceiling. indybay.org It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric.

Local Black and Brown Students (2020-06-15). Midnight March in the East Bay. indybay.org

CSPTES (2020-06-15). 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.

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May. yenisafak.com The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday.Turkey's budget revenue reached 389.1 billion Turkish liras ($60.8 billion) in the first five months of the year, up 12% year-on-year.Budget expenditures rose 15.7% on an annual basis to hit 479.2 billion Turkish liras (74.9 billion) from January to May — marking a 90.1 billion Turkish lira (some $60.8 billion) gap.The budget balance, excluding interest payments, posted a deficit of 25.1 billion Turkish liras ($4 billion) in the fi…

Stephen Kearse (2020-06-15). The Racist Roots of New Technology. thenation.com The Racist Roots of New Technology…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-15). 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…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-15). 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.

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.

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" …

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…

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

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-14). I Reckon We Can Win This Thing. thealtworld.com Everything keeps accelerating. | 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…

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."

Fight Back (2020-06-14). Thousands march in Minneapolis to oppose police crimes. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — More than 3000 rallied on the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza, June 13, as people across the country rallied and marched against police crimes. The spirited rally was followed by a march through downtown streets. | The protest was initially called by Black Lives Matter Minnesota as an International Solidarity Day of Protest Against Police Terror. The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar joined the effort, as a part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repressions' National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes. The Native Lives Matter Youth Alliance also join…

_____ (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.

Lucas Koerner (2020-06-14). Venezuela's Supreme Court Names New National Electoral Council. venezuelanalysis.com The Guaido-led opposition vowed to boycott legislative elections due to be held later this year.

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.

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.

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). 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"

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 …

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?"

The Canary (2020-06-14). Atlanta police officer sacked after another fatal shooting of a Black man. thecanary.co An Atlanta police officer has been sacked following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks — a Black man. Another has been placed on administrative duty, the police department has announced.The shooting came at a time of heightened tension over police brutality and calls for reforms across the US following the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Atlanta was one of the cities where large crowds of protesters took to the streets.Demonstrators, including members of Brooks' family, gathered outside the restaurant where he was shot.The moves follow the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who stepped down…

The Canary (2020-06-14). Government, not scientific advisors, to lead decisions over ending lockdown measures. thecanary.co Ministers rather than the government's scientific advisers will take the final decision on whether to ease the two-metre social distancing rule, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.Sunak confirmed that Boris Johnson has ordered a "comprehensive review" of the rule in England as the government continues its lifting of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.Ministers are bowing to intense pressure from Conservative MPs who see the easing of the two-metre rule as crucial to the further reopening of the economy.He said that it would look at the issue "in the round", drawing on advice from economists as well as scientific…

RT (2020-06-14). 'Dirty political fight': Polish president slams Western media after his comparison of LGBT 'ideology' to communism makes headlines. rt.com Polish President Andrzej Duda accused the Western media of "taking his words out of context" after numerous news articles claimed he equated LGBT "ideology" with communism in a speech. He insisted that he supports equality. | Duda's campaign speech on Saturday, in which he stated that LGBT is an ideology even more sinister than "Bolshevism," was picked up by numerous outlets worldwide. | The president is seeking re-election and conservative voters largely constitute his base. He is expected to face liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who is known for his pro-LGBT position, as his main rival. Extensive fore…

RT (2020-06-14). Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Israel approves funding for 'Trump Heights' settlement in occupied Golan Heights. rt.com The Israeli government has allocated eight million shekels (about $2.3 million) for the construction of the 'Trump Heights' settlement in the occupied Golan Heights, the announcement coincided with Donald Trump's 74th birthday. | "The initiative to establish a new Golan Heights settlement to be named after President Donald Trump expresses gratitude for his work for the State of Israel and the Golan Heights," a statement by the government read. The gesture will help to further strengthen political ties between Tel-Aviv and Washington, it added. | PM Netanyahu: "Today, we will begin practical steps in establishi…

RT (2020-06-14). Economic revival, border openings & no tax hikes, Macron unveils his plans for post-Covid-19 France. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the next stage of easing coronavirus restrictions in a televised address, two weeks ahead of delayed local elections which do not look promising for his party. The president attempted to lighten the mood of his fellow citizens by telling them France enters the "Green Zone" — a lower state of alert over the epidemic — starting Monday. That means that Paris restaurants in particular can now operate as normal, he said. | "The fight against the epidemic is not finished but I am happy about this first victory against the virus," Macron stated. He also promise…

The Canary (2020-06-14). Couple falsely arrested by armed police receive apology and £200,000 police payout. thecanary.co A couple arrested when armed police stormed their home and held them for 36 hours over the Gatwick Airport drone chaos have received £200,000 in compensation and an apology.Paul and Elaine Gait have settled their claims for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment against Sussex Police, their legal team announced on Sunday.Drone sightings near the runways over a three-day period in December 2018 caused chaos, with the airport being repeatedly forced to close.Travellers excited for Christmas-time getaways were horrified as flights were cancelled in droves as police investigated the sightings.No-one has ever be…

RT (2020-06-14). Atlanta police offer $10,000 bounty for 'masked white woman' & others suspected of torching Wendy's amid Rayshard Brooks protests. rt.com Authorities in Atlanta have offered a hefty reward and published photos of a woman suspected of setting a Wendy's restaurant on fire during the protest against the police killing of Rayshard Brooks at the fast-food's parking lot. | "Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the individuals responsible for starting a fire that led to the destruction of a Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue," police said in a tweet on Sunday. |

Fréa Lockley (2020-06-14). Three years on, the Grenfell tragedy epitomises the UK's brutal inequality, racism and injustice. thecanary.co On 14 June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire Th…

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"

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-14). Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, but Israel Continues to Benefit. globalresearch.ca 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 …

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…

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, …

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….

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 …

news.un (2020-06-14). UN chief in 'support migrants' plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted. news.un.org Marking International Day of Family Remittances, The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has released a message appealing for "people everywhere" to support migrants, at a time when remittances — the money migrants send home to support their families — have fallen by more than $100 billion, causing hunger, lost schooling and deteriorating health, for tens of millions of families.

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…

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…

Pratik Sinha, Alastair E Paterson (2020-06-14). [Commentary] Contact tracing: Can 'Big tech' come to the rescue, and if so, at what cost? thelancet.com COVID-19 has resulted in a unique amalgamative failure of economics, healthcare, and society. Without an effective vaccine, the precise mechanism to resuming "normal" activity remains unknown. Public health consensus seems to align on the need to test, trace and isolate infected individuals with a stepwise repeal of lock-down measures. The infrastructure for contact-tracing, however, are woefully underdeveloped worldwide. In the US, it is estimated that 180,000 contact-tracers would be required and only 0.5% of that number currently exist [1].

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…

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'

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."

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 …

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.

Julian Rose (2020-06-14). The People Will Rise. globalresearch.ca 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 …

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…

Fight Back (2020-06-14). Protests across Chicago mark National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Protesters demand the mass exoneration of everyone tortured and framed by Chicago cop Reynaldo Guevara. It was one of the three demonstrations that took place in Chicago, June 13. Cites across the U.S. participated in the National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes called by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

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"

_____ (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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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…

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,…

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 …

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

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 …

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…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). Maneuver to supply livelihood packages for needy children. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — In a ceremony on Sunday, with the participation of the Commander of Mohammad Rasulullah Division of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Yazdi, a maneuver on the distribution of livelihood packages for needy children was held in Tehran.

_____ (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…

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…

Staff (2020-06-14). The Movement to Uplift Black Lives and Defund Police Can No Longer Be Ignored. truthout.org On May 25, 2020, the nation ignited after a bystander posted a horrific video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. | Now the movement to uplift Black lives, and to defund and dismantle police departments where officers disproportionately kill and brutalize African-American men and women, has grown to a point where it can no longer be ignored. | We'll hear from activists in Minneapolis, mourners in Houston, and we'll go to our archiv…

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…

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Scotland's Economy Severely Impacted By Coronavirus Pandemic – Report. sputniknews.com A new report on Scotland's spending reveals that the country has been hit hard economically due to the coronavirus pandemic. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK government to extend their support for Scottish businesses and employees.

_____ (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.

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

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Police in Armenia Says Arrested Over 250 Pro-Opposition Protesters Over Breach of Lockdown. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenian police have detained over 250 people who gathered in front of the National Security Service (NSS) building in the capital of Yerevan over violation of social distancing rules, law enforcement said in a statement.

Staff (2020-06-14). Protesters Take to the Streets in Atlanta After Police Kill Rayshard Brooks. truthout.org Demands for accountability and sweeping reforms mounted Saturday after Atlanta police shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, Friday night amid a wave of global protests against police violence and systemic racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis late last month. | In a message to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday, the Georgia NAACP

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.

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…

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Macron Says Over $560 Billion Allocated to Support French Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – The French authorities have allocated about 500 billion euros ($562 billion) to support the country's economy amid the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). VIDEO: Deadly explosion in China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas exploded on a highway near the Chinese city of Taizhou in Jiangxi Province which left 19 people dead and 166 others injured.

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Turkey Launches New Offensive Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq's North, Defence Ministry Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkish armed forces have launched Operation Claw-Eagle in northern Iraq against forces of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Kurdish People's Protection Units, referred jointly as PKK/YPG and designated as terrorists by Ankara, Turkish media reported on Monday, citing the country's Ministry of Defence.

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 …

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…

_____ (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). Iran refinery gas output registers annual growth: NIGC official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Mohammadi Asgari, announced on Sunday that the average gas production at Iran's refineries stood at 674 million cubic meters per day which were 24 mcm/d more than the same time last year.

Andrew Butler (2020-06-14). Grenfell: the struggle continues. thecanary.co As we mark the In the video, Lowkey shines a spotlight on cladding company

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.

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Henry Dundas Descendant Defends Ancestor Over Claims He Supported Slavery. sputniknews.com The debate over the glorification of historical figures involved in Britain's slave trade and colonial era has reached Scotland, as some anti-racist campaigners have demanded the removal of the Henry Dundas statue in St Andrews square.

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…

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). 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…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). 1st precious-, semi-precious stones' marketplace inaugurated in Isfahan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The first precious- and semi-precious stones' marketplace was inaugurated in Isfahan province on Sunday in the presence of the deputy minister of industry, mine and trade.

_____ (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…

sputniknews (2020-06-14). US Stock Futures Fall in Overnight Trading, Implying More Losses on Monday Morning. sputniknews.com Investors have been concerned recently about reports of a second wave of coronavirus and a prolonged period of up to two years for the world's largest economy to recover from the pandemic.

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…

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 …

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.

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.

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). 'Copper Notes of a Dream' to go to New Zealand's Doc Edge festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'Copper Notes of a Dream' by Reza Farahmand will go on screen at the Oscar-qualifying Doc Edge Film Festival 2020, which will be held online in Auckland, New Zealand, from June 12 to July 5.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). Iranian Red Crescent Society prepares 2000 livelihood foodstuff packages. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Red Crescent Society prepares some 2000 livelihood foodstuff packages in Azadi Indoor Stadium for distributing among the needy and underprivileged class of society.

Staff (2020-06-14). Hospital's COVID-19 Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns. truthout.org Albuquerque, New Mexico — A prominent women's hospital here has separated some Native American women from their newly born babies, the result of a practice designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 that clinicians and health care ethicists described as racial profiling. | Lovelace Women's Hospital in Albuquerque implemented a secretive policy in recent months to conduct special coronavirus screenings for pregnant women, based on whether they appeared to be Native American, even if they…

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…

Tom Coburg (2020-06-14). Murdoch press forced to remove faked Seattle autonomous zone images. But it won't apologise. thecanary.co Fox News,

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…

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Palestinian Government Announces Inability to Pay Salaries to Employees. sputniknews.com GAZA (Sputnik) – The Palestinian government cannot pay salaries to its employees, as it did not receive tax deductions from Israel, spokesman Ibrahim Milhim said on Sunday.

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…

Staff (2020-06-14). Spiraling Eviction Crisis Threatens More Renters With Homelessness. truthout.org Tonya Cooper grew up on the south side of Newark, Ohio. Her dad suffered from alcoholism and severe personality disorders, ultimately landing him in a mental hospital. Her mom took odd jobs in the city when she could, but raising 17 kids — only eight survived — didn't leave much spare time for work. | The family moved frequently between shanty houses and shacks, and Cooper didn't have running water until she was in high school. She recalls vividly being teased at school for wearing dirty, m…

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

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…

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.

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…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). Hashd al-Sha'abi launches anti-ISIL operation in Samarra. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iraqi Hashd al-Sha'abi forces launched a new counter-terrorism operation in southern Samarra on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Militants Shell Settlements in Syria's Latakia, Idlib, Aleppo, Russian Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist group has attacked settlements in Syria's provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, and Latakia, Rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's centre for Syrian reconciliation, said on Sunday.

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.

sputniknews (2020-06-14). At Least 150,000 Litres of Crude Spills From Trans Mountain Pipeline. sputniknews.com An alarm about the oil spill was received in the early hours of Saturday, after which the pipeline was shut down, but there was no threat to the local community.

Staff (2020-06-14). House Dems' Reforms Are Not Enough — Congress Must End Federal Policing Funding. truthout.org The unending killing of Black people at the hands of police forces, and the sustained, relentless and highly visible police violence inflicted on protesters represent a grave and immediate national crisis. | The

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.

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.

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 …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-14). FM Zarif lands in Turkey for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Istanbul Airport, Turkey on Sunday for two-day visit.

Staff (2020-06-14). Defunding the Police Is Not the End Goal. It's the First Step. truthout.org For many of us, this current moment is all too reminiscent of 2016, following the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and Korryn Gaines, when it seemed like social media had nothing to share but Black death. However, instead of calls for increased police training, revised use of force policies and diversity in hiring, a new and important call has taken hold — defunding the police. | This could be because, for all intents and purposes, Minneapolis had a reformed police department. The city had dev…

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 …

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…

#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…

_____ (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…

sputniknews (2020-06-14). Number of Injured in Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Reaches 18. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – People who have sustained injuries as a result of a magnitude 5.7 quake in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol count 18, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday.

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…

_____ (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…

news.un (2020-06-13). International Criminal Court oversight chief 'deeply regrets' US decision to target officials investigating Afghanistan war crimes. news.un.org Responding to the decision of the United States Government to sanction International Criminal Court (ICC) officials and their family members, O-Gon Kwon, President of the Assembly of States Parties, the body that oversees the ICC, denounced the measures which, he said, undermine the "endeavour to fight impunity and to ensure accountability for mass atrocities".

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

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

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…

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…

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…

WSWS (2020-06-13). Claiming sympathy for protesters, US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance. wsws.org Verizon and AT&T are funding a group dedicated to militarizing local police and working with the security state to expand secret warrantless surveillance of the public.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-13). Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns. thealtworld.com 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 "Civil wars don't start…

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.

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Minnesota Cops 'Trained by Israeli Forces in Restraint Techniques'
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers. | Mr Floyd's death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings …
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Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist
Lu Aya | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
Now Trump is attacking him too…
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Towards a Digital Police State? Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Calls for Coronavirus Digital IDs to Prove 'Disease Status'
Paul Smeaton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
'Unless you're able to record some of this data in a way that people can use it's going to be difficult to go back to anything like a near normal in things like transport,' said Tony Blair. | *** | Former U.K. …
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A Knee on Our Throats
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
For two months now, most of America has endured a government-imposed lockdown. I hate to use that word — lockdown — as it connotes locking prisoners into their cells during prison disturbances. But it is the word that the government …
globalresearch.ca/knee-our-throats/57159…

"Out of Options in Terms of Reform"
Khalil Gibran Muhammad | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
Interview on the Racist History of Police in U.S.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/out-of-options-in-…

Organizers in Minneapolis Weigh Role of Community Defense Groups
Alleen Brown | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
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Today's Science Deniers: What We Owe Galileo After 400 Years
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
On June 22, 1633, a sick and beaten old man, on his knees, had to "abjure, curse and detest" his view that "the earth moves and is not the centre of the world." It was "one of the most deplorable …
globalresearch.ca/todays-science-deniers…

How Private Prisons Are Profiting Under the Trump Administration
Hauwa Ahmed | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
There are more people behind bars in the United States than there are living in major American cities[1] such as Phoenix or Philadelphia. According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 2 million adults[2] were …
globalresearch.ca/how-private-prisons-pr…

It Sure Looks Like Trump and Adelson Have Cut a Deal on Annexation
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
Sheldon Adelson, the Israel-loving, Iran-war-craving casino baron, talks to Donald Trump all the time, and for good reason, he and wife Miriam are the biggest Republican donors, poised to give as much as $200 million this year. Now …
globalresearch.ca/trump-adelson-have-cut…

Atlanta Police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial justice continue worldwide
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-15
"This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping," said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP.
mronline.org/2020/06/15/atlanta-police-s…

NYT Gives Up on Logic in News Reporting — Tells Readers of Risk of Relying on China, with Zero Argument
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-15
The NYT ran a piece with a headline that began "break the China Habit," and featured the subhead, "the risks of relying economically on the Asian superpower have never seemed clearer. But as the world tries to get moving again, it needs China more than ever." Perhaps the paper considered the risks so apparent that …
cepr.net/nyt-gives-up-on-logic-in-news-r…

US Congress "Caesar's Law" Directed against Syria: Who Does It Target and How Will It Affect President Assad?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
In mid-June, the US sanctions against Syria will escalate, with the enactment in Congress of " Caesar's Law", sanctions designed to "pursue individuals, groups, companies, and countries that deal with the Damascus government." This law — purportedly named after …
globalresearch.ca/syria-caesar-law-who-d…

Workers' anger grows as auto companies continue coverup of COVID-19 in the factories
wsws.org | 2020-06-15
General Motors and Ford have made it an official policy not to report the number and locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases at their factories, while Fiat Chrysler has also apparently stopped reporting coronavirus cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/15/auto…

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
"Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it's the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass …
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Exploring the relationship between spousal violence during pregnancy and subsequent postpartum spacing contraception among first-time mothers in India
Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Abhishek Singh, Anita Raj | thelancet.com | 2020-06-15
: Women who experience spousal abuse during pregnancy have different postpartum contraceptive use patterns. The unique needs of this population should be incorporated into antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling. Efforts to increase spacing contraception use in India must consider experiences of gender-based violence and coercion.
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Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
The backlash against Donald Trump's illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now. But we must continue raising the illegality of this use of the military and pushing for barriers …
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Request for Compassionate Release of Julian Assange
Clare Daly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
FAO The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP | Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice | CC The Hon Bob Neill MP | UK Commons Justice Committee Chair | Dear Sir, | REQUEST FOR COMPASSIONATE RELEASE OF JULIAN ASSANGE | As current and former …
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The Struggle Against Police Is International. Our Solidarity Must Be Global
Austin C. McCoy | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
These global expressions of solidarity underscore a long simmering discontent with state violence against Black and Indigenous people, and other communities of color…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-struggle-again…

Listening to our Anger and Angst
Dr. Hakim | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-15
The family of a killed protester demand fair distribution of bread (Credit: Tolo News) COVID-19 is clarifying a significant source of global anger and angst: inequality. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Afghanistan had 300 ventilators, only one ventilator for every 110,000 Afghans. As a medical physician, I gasped, my heart racing at the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/listening-to-…

LSE Director: You cannot solve a global pandemic with national policies
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-15
By Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics. One of the paradoxes of this pandemic is that even as we are forced to turn inwards, we need each other's cooperation more than ever. Most of us are becoming more self-reliant — staying at home, engaging less with others, even braving baking and …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/lse-director-you-cannot-solve-a-global-pandemic-with-national-policies/

Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the US World
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
Donald Trump claims to be the law-and-order president of the United States. There does not seem much sign of this as the stitching of the Republic gets undone. Protestors have been given a considerable roughing up across several states; police …
globalresearch.ca/trump-west-point-un-po…

Spike Lee Has Made His Most Ambitious Film Yet
David Sims | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
Da 5 Bloods is a searing Vietnam War epic that speaks to this moment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/spike-lee-has-made…

New cases of COVID-19 reach 8 million as Latin America still to peak
wsws.org | 2020-06-15
While the Western Hemisphere is currently the epicenter of the pandemic, there has been a new outbreak in China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/15/coro…

This tweet says it all
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-15
TruePublica Editor: There's no need for me to explain anything at all here. The image shows far-right thugs in a full-on Nazi salute aimed at the Met Police who are not just protecting statues and property but now more increasingly democracy itself. Hit the link and start reading a Twitter thread starting from Tom London …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/this-tweet-says-it-all/

Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-15
Between 1963 and 1972, there were more than 750 Black-led urban revolts in the United States in 525 cities. How did sociologists react?>…
mronline.org/2020/06/15/statement-of-sup…

Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-15
In late May of this year, President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control bragged before a Washington think tank that the U.S. government was prepared to outspend Russia and China to win a new nuclear arms race. "The president has made clear that we have a tried and true practice here," he remarked.
zcomm.org/zblogs/let-them-eat-weapons-tr…

NATO's Colonization of Ukraine Under Guise of Partnership
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
NATO has extended yet another in a long line of "incentives" designed to tease Ukraine with the prospects of joining the transatlantic alliance, while stopping short of actual membership. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an | …
globalresearch.ca/nato-colonization-ukra…

Turkey's indigenous electric train to serve by year-end
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
First Turkish-made electric train, with its tests to be conducted on Aug. 30, will start serving before the end of this year, transport and infrastructure minister said on Monday."Aluminum body production, painting, sandblasting tests of the train set were put into operation in 2019," Adil Karaismailoglu said during his visit to the Turkish Wagon Industry (TUVASAS) plant in the country's northwestern province of Sakarya.The design and operating speeds of the first train set produced were planned as 176 kilometers per hour (109.3 miles per hour), and 160 km/h (99.4 mi/h), respectively."We work on domestic-made hig…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-indigenous…

Tehran-Istanbul direct flights to be resumed
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-15
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Tehran-Istanbul direct flights, halted under the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, are to be resumed as of July 21.
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Sunday 6/14: Why Did Minneapolis Explode?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
ZOOM Meeting | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT ICSSMARX.ORG
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Mèxico_Tamaulipas_Matamoros: la lucha por la libertad sindical
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
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…

Chris Krohn & Drew Glover – Interview – May 29, 2020
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Interview with former Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, recently recalled in March, 2020.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883422…

Several reasons documenting why defunding police departments is necessary
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Why Defunding Police Departments Is Necessary:…
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Saturday 6/13: Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names
ResistanceSF | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Meet at Rockridge BART – March to Sproul Plaza in Berkeley…
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LWU Local 10 & 34 Leaders On Juneteenth & Fight Against Racism & Worker Action
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
ILWU Local 10 president Trent Willis and ILWU Local 34 president Keith Shanklin talk about why their union is stopping work on Juneteenth on the west coast and the fight against racism and the system that perpetrates it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883423…

S.Africa: COVID-19 cases top 70,000, deaths at 1,480
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
South Africa saw a massive jump in coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, with 4,302 cases recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 70,038.Zweli Mkhize, South Africa's health minister, also said in a statement that 57 more COVID-19 deaths had been recorded, bring the total fatalities to 1,480 with a mortality rate of 2.2%.Despite the high numbers of cases and deaths, health experts continue to applaud South Africa's mass testing campaign.South Africa has so far tested 1.12 million people for COVID-19, with 34,071 tests done over the weekend."The recoveries to date ar…
yenisafak.com/en/world/safrica-covid-19-…

Saturday 6/20: Are Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

We've Protested for Black Lives Before–and We'll Have to Protest Again
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-06-15
We've Protested for Black Lives Before–and We'll Have to Protest Again…
thenation.com/article/society/racist-pol…

Turkey, Russia to continue talks for truce in Libya
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
Turkey will continue talks with Russia to reach a lasting cease-fire in Libya, said Turkey's foreign minister on Monday.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have "agreed to continue working together to establish a lasting cease-fire in Libya," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint press conference alongside his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who is visiting the Turkish capital Ankara.Libya's government, which enjoys recognition by the UN, has been under attack by warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence.After launching a counter…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-russia-to-c…

Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883417…

How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right
Eamon Whalen | thenation.com | 2020-06-15
How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right…
thenation.com/article/society/beef-red-p…

Muslim | man invents | corona-free bell | for | Hindu temple | in | India
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
In the wake of the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the world, a Muslim mechanic in India developed an innovative bell which can be rung without being touched for a major Shiva temple in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. 62-year-old Nahru Khan equipped the bell with an electric sensor after temples were reopened in India with strict measures that included not touching bells to prevent the spread of the pandemic, reported the Indian Express.The development of the bell in question with its electric sensor technology is reportedly one-of-a-kind in India."It's a conta…
yenisafak.com/en/world/muslimman-invents…

The pandemic is giving rise to conspiracy theorists
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-15
Education Coral WynterIssue 1269 Australia QAnon conspiracy COVID-19 Donald TrumpJu…
greenleft.org.au/content/pandemic-giving…

Sunday 6/14: Socialism 101: Why We Need Socialism (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Re-evaluating and recalibrating predictors of bacterial infection in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia
Gabrielle M Haeusler, Robert Phillips, Monica A. Slavin, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Francoise Mechinaud, Karin A. Thursky, Australian PICNICC study group and the PREDICT network | thelancet.com | 2020-06-15
Degree of marrow suppression (low platelets), features of inflammation (temperature) and clinical judgement (severely unwell) have been consistently shown to predict infection in children with FN. Recalibration of existing CDRs is a novel way to improve diagnostic performance of CDRs and maintain relevance over time.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30138-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Friday 6/19: ILWU Shutting Down W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
SSA Terminals 1717 Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland to Oscar Grant Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Business School named number one UK-based school in FT MSc Finance ranking
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-15
The Business School has retained its position as the UK's highest ranked business school for its Masters in Finance by the Financial Times.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198273/business-school-named-number-uk-based-school

Israel owns 90 nuclear warheads: Report
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
Israel is believed to possess between 80 and 90 nuclear warheads, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. | In a report, SIPRI said Israel continues to pursue a policy of ambiguity regarding its nuclear program. | It said that the number of nuclear warheads in Israel rose to 90, up from 80 warheads in 2019. | "The nine nuclear-armed states–the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)–together possessed an estimated 13,400 nuclear weapons at the start of 2020," the S…
yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-owns-90-nu…

Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday.Turkey's budget revenue reached 389.1 billion Turkish liras ($60.8 billion) in the first five months of the year, up 12% year-on-year.Budget expenditures rose 15.7% on an annual basis to hit 479.2 billion Turkish liras (74.9 billion) from January to May — marking a 90.1 billion Turkish lira (some $60.8 billion) gap.The budget balance, excluding interest payments, posted a deficit of 25.1 billion Turkish liras ($4 billion) in the fi…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/turkey-govt-bud…

Coronavirus cases in Africa exceed 242,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 242,105, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.Death toll across 54 countries in the continent went up to 6,464, while recoveries stand at 109,977, bringing the total number of active cases to 125,664.The Southern Africa region recorded 73,600 cases, of which South Africa's number stood at 70,000 cases, and with the second most-affected country Zambia registering 1,400 cases.North Africa has 67,600 infections, West 51,300, East 26,700 and Central Africa 22,900.At least 2,700 people have died of the virus so far in North Africa, 1…
yenisafak.com/en/world/coronavirus-cases…

Health Passports — biosurveillance and pervasive health monitoring to be rolled out
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-15
By Rob Woodward — TruePublica: VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cybersecurity company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis announced recently that a 'sports health passport' style app was now in play to help kick start attendance at all British sporting events over the coming months as Britain emerges and recovers from Covid-19. VSTE want …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/health-passports-biosurveillance-and-pervasive-health-monitoring-to-be-rolled-out/

Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883417…

Irish parties agree coalition deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck a deal to form a new coalition government on Monday that if ratified by grassroots members will end a months-long political deadlock, a government spokesman said.The agreement must be approved over the coming 10 days or so by members from each party, with the smaller Greens requiring two-thirds support, a higher bar than the larger two historic rival parties and which could yet scupper the deal.The parties want the new government in place before the end of June as the fractured parliament cannot pass any new laws, including those to uphold a 6.5 billion eu…
yenisafak.com/en/world/irish-parties-agr…

Monday 6/15: End Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar)
DJCFPD | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883421…

The Racist Roots of New Technology
Stephen Kearse | thenation.com | 2020-06-15
The Racist Roots of New Technology…
thenation.com/article/culture/ruha-benja…

Friday 6/12: "We are the Future" Youth March for Justice
SF NAACP Youth Council | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA | Civic Center, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883418…

Sunday 6/28: Out of Site: SOMA – A Virtual Performance-Driven Queer History Tour
Eye Zen Presents | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
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…

Iran's coronavirus deaths near 9,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-15
A further 2,449 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 189,876, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said. | A total of 150,590 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said, adding that 2,765 remain at hospitals in critical conditions. | Some 1.269 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, especially in the southwestern Khuzestan province. | Despite the rising number of in…
yenisafak.com/en/world/irans-coronavirus…

Bob Dylan's Explosive Song "Murder Most Foul", History of the JFK Assassination and "The Interview"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
Imagine this: A so-called presidential historian for a major television network publishes an interview in the most famous newspaper in the world with the most famous singer/songwriter in the world, who has recently written an explosive song accusing the U.S. …
globalresearch.ca/bob-dylans-explosive-s…

What About the International Students?
Jimin Kang | thenation.com | 2020-06-15
What About the International Students?
thenation.com/article/world/internationa…

Midnight March in the East Bay
Local Black and Brown Students | indybay.org | 2020-06-15


indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883422…

US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883421…

Sunday 6/28: Pride is a Riot
an autonomous multiracial trans | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
19th and Dolores, San Francisco | Gather at Noon. March at 2. | Wear a mask. No collaboration with police.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883421…

ILWU Work Action On W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism
CSPTES | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
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…

The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-15
The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and systemic racism. The movement is deepening and becoming broader as well as putting forward solutions and making demands. | The confluence of crises including recent police violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic collapse along with the ongoing crises of lack of healthcare, poverty, inequality, homelessness, personal debt, and climate plus awareness of mirage democracy in the United States have created a historic moment ful…
popularresistance.org/the-uprising-is-on…

Friday 6/19: JUNETEENTH: West Coast Port Shutdown
International Longshore and Warehouse Union | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Meet at 1717 Middle Harbor Road and caravan to Oscar Grant Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/12/1883419…

Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883423…

Pragmatic Advice For Peaceful Protests
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-15
It's imperative that all protests, whether about anti-racism or any other issue, remain peaceful and within the realm of the relevant laws of whichever country they're occurring in otherwise people could get hurt or worse. | The anti-racism protests that have erupted all throughout the West since the death of George Floyd in police custody at the end of last month have unfortunately transformed into a spree of urban terrorism that runs the risk of discrediting the noble message behind this movement. It's imperative that all protests, whether…
thealtworld.com/andrew_korybko/pragmatic…

Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-06-15
On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines.
mronline.org/2020/06/15/wikipedia-formal…

Iranian, Turkish FMs hold meeting on regional developments
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-15
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Turkish counterparts on the regional developments and bilateral relations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159830/Iranian-Turk…

Aboltion is the Floor Not the Ceiling
Gay Shame | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883423…

Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance
Jamel Shabazz | thenation.com | 2020-06-15
Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance…
thenation.com/article/politics/photos-bl…

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
"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…

Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883420…

Statement in Support of #8toAbolition
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-15
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…

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/police-budgets-aus…

Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime
Pepe Escobar | dissidentvoice.org | 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 People's Republic all about? Are the communards mere useful idiots? Is this a refined Occupy Wall …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/syria-in-seat…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/syria-seattle-commune-…

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" …
globalresearch.ca/the-corona-pandemic-an…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-peacenik-…

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

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-…

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…

West Coast Dockers Stop Work to Honor George Floyd
Joe DeManuelle-Hall | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
"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"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/west-coast-dockers…

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" …
globalresearch.ca/the-corona-pandemic-an…

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…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/i-recko…

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Vicky Peláez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in…

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…

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….
globalresearch.ca/us-hostility-toward-no…

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."
theantimedia.com/atlanta-police-shoot-ki…

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
globalresearch.ca/video-ciao-giuletto-gi…

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…

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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/people-will-rise/57158…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/14/health-wo…

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…

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 | …
globalresearch.ca/washington-struggles-m…

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-…

Young Activist Found Hanging From Tree Near City Hall, Cops Claim It Was Suicide
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2020-06-14
Many people believe it was a hate crime.
theantimedia.com/young-activist-found-ha…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/astrazeneca-public-ins…

UN chief in 'support migrants' plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted
news.un.org | 2020-06-14
Marking International Day of Family Remittances, The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has released a message appealing for "people everywhere" to support migrants, at a time when remittances — the money migrants send home to support their families — have fallen by more than $100 billion, causing hunger, lost schooling and deteriorating health, for tens of millions of families.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/keeping-world-safe-ira…

Thousands march in Minneapolis to oppose police crimes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Minneapolis, MN — More than 3000 rallied on the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza, June 13, as people across the country rallied and marched against police crimes. The spirited rally was followed by a march through downtown streets. | The protest was initially called by Black Lives Matter Minnesota as an International Solidarity Day of Protest Against Police Terror. The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar joined the effort, as a part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repressions' National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes. The Native Lives Matter Youth Alliance also join…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/14/thousand…

What's the CHAZ about in Seattle?
Jane Cutter | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-14
Eyewitness reports from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.
liberationnews.org/whats-the-chaz-about-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/astrazeneca-public-ins…

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…

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 | …
globalresearch.ca/washington-struggles-m…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/milwaukee-al…

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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/take-them-down-preserv…

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-…

Stop the Evictions Before They Start
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-14
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/stop-the-evic…

[Commentary] Contact tracing: Can 'Big tech' come to the rescue, and if so, at what cost?
Pratik Sinha, Alastair E Paterson | thelancet.com | 2020-06-14
COVID-19 has resulted in a unique amalgamative failure of economics, healthcare, and society. Without an effective vaccine, the precise mechanism to resuming "normal" activity remains unknown. Public health consensus seems to align on the need to test, trace and isolate infected individuals with a stepwise repeal of lock-down measures. The infrastructure for contact-tracing, however, are woefully underdeveloped worldwide. In the US, it is estimated that 180,000 contact-tracers would be required and only 0.5% of that number currently exist [1].
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30156-5/fulltext?rss=yes

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,…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/new-york-joi…

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/

'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.
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Venezuela's Supreme Court Names New National Electoral Council
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-14
The Guaido-led opposition vowed to boycott legislative elections due to be held later this year.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14905

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/13/milwauke…

Protests across Chicago mark National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
Chicago, IL – Protesters demand the mass exoneration of everyone tortured and framed by Chicago cop Reynaldo Guevara. It was one of the three demonstrations that took place in Chicago, June 13. Cites across the U.S. participated in the National Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes called by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/14/protests…

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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/syria-seattle-commune-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/people-will-rise/57158…

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…

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.
liberationnews.org/small-towns-across-th…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/take-them-down-preserv…

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

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

I Reckon We Can Win This Thing
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-14
Everything keeps accelerating. | 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 Ame…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/i-recko…

Uprising & Abolition
Angela Davis | zcomm.org | 2020-06-14
Interview on Movement Building, "Defund the Police" & Where We Go from Here…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/uprising-abolition…

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/

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…

Iranian Red Crescent Society prepares 2000 livelihood foodstuff packages
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Red Crescent Society prepares some 2000 livelihood foodstuff packages in Azadi Indoor Stadium for distributing among the needy and underprivileged class of society.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/159802/Iranian-Red…

Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883423…

USA Plan: Militarized Control of Population. The "National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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.
globalresearch.ca/usa-plan-militarized-c…

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…

Henry Dundas Descendant Defends Ancestor Over Claims He Supported Slavery
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-14
The debate over the glorification of historical figures involved in Britain's slave trade and colonial era has reached Scotland, as some anti-racist campaigners have demanded the removal of the Henry Dundas statue in St Andrews square.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006141079612692-he…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

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…

Economic revival, border openings & no tax hikes, Macron unveils his plans for post-Covid-19 France
rt.com | 2020-06-14
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the next stage of easing coronavirus restrictions in a televised address, two weeks ahead of delayed local elections which do not look promising for his party. The president attempted to lighten the mood of his fellow citizens by telling them France enters the "Green Zone" — a lower state of alert over the epidemic — starting Monday. That means that Paris restaurants in particular can now operate as normal, he said. | "The fight against the epidemic is not finished but I am happy about this first victory against the virus," Macron stated. He also promise…
rt.com/newsline/491810-macron-economic-r…

VIDEO: The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-14
Although Obama's America is most often blamed for igniting Libya's chaos France, the UK and Italy's militaries played no less of a role.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/06/14/v…

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…

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…

US Stock Futures Fall in Overnight Trading, Implying More Losses on Monday Morning
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-14
Investors have been concerned recently about reports of a second wave of coronavirus and a prolonged period of up to two years for the world's largest economy to recover from the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/us/202006141079613007-us…

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…

Sunday 6/14: Give Trump a Birthday to Remember!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Powell & Market, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883417…

Human Rights Expert Hopes COVID-19, Climate Change And Racial Injustice Are A 'Wake-Up Call'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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…
popularresistance.org/human-rights-exper…

On Contact: Analysis Of George Floyd Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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. | …
popularresistance.org/on-contact-analysi…

From Rebellion To Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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…
popularresistance.org/from-rebellion-to-…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/11/1883413…

Thousands of Greek protesters sent message: "I can't breathe. Break the chains of exploitation!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-14
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/14/thousand…

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…
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Maneuver to supply livelihood packages for needy children
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — In a ceremony on Sunday, with the participation of the Commander of Mohammad Rasulullah Division of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Yazdi, a maneuver on the distribution of livelihood packages for needy children was held in Tehran.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/159788/Maneuver-to…

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…

In the War for Social Justice, Academic Freedom Is an Early Casualty
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-14
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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/14/in…

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…

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…

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…

Hashd al-Sha'abi launches anti-ISIL operation in Samarra
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iraqi Hashd al-Sha'abi forces launched a new counter-terrorism operation in southern Samarra on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159806/Hashd-al-Sha…

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…

US State Propaganda Outlets Censor Black Lives Matter Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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…
popularresistance.org/us-state-propagand…

Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883420…

Sunday 6/28: Pride is a Riot
an autonomous multiracial trans | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
19th and Dolores, San Francisco | Gather at Noon. March at 2. | Wear a mask. No collaboration with police.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883421…

Police in Armenia Says Arrested Over 250 Pro-Opposition Protesters Over Breach of Lockdown
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-14
YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenian police have detained over 250 people who gathered in front of the National Security Service (NSS) building in the capital of Yerevan over violation of social distancing rules, law enforcement said in a statement.
sputniknews.com/asia/202006141079613209-…

The Enemy Within: A Story of the Purge of American Intelligence
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-14
"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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/14/en…

Murdoch press forced to remove faked Seattle autonomous zone images. But it won't apologise
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-06-14
Fox News, owned by media magnate Rupert Murdoch and managed by son Lachlan, has not apologised for publishing fake images of Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).Locals expose faked photos: The offending photos were first spotted by locals via Reddit. The Seattle…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2020/06/14/m…

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/man-arrested-for-…

US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-14
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883421…

Atlanta police offer $10,000 bounty for 'masked white woman' & others suspected of torching Wendy's amid Rayshard Brooks protests
rt.com | 2020-06-14
Authorities in Atlanta have offered a hefty reward and published photos of a woman suspected of setting a Wendy's restaurant on fire during the protest against the police killing of Rayshard Brooks at the fast-food's parking lot. | "Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the individuals responsible for starting a fire that led to the destruction of a Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue," police said in a tweet on Sunday. | @StopCrimeATL is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the individu…
rt.com/usa/491813-atlanta-police-wendys-…

Palestinian Government Announces Inability to Pay Salaries to Employees
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-14
GAZA (Sputnik) – The Palestinian government cannot pay salaries to its employees, as it did not receive tax deductions from Israel, spokesman Ibrahim Milhim said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020061410796…

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Israel approves funding for 'Trump Heights' settlement in occupied Golan Heights
rt.com | 2020-06-14
The Israeli government has allocated eight million shekels (about $2.3 million) for the construction of the 'Trump Heights' settlement in the occupied Golan Heights, the announcement coincided with Donald Trump's 74th birthday. | "The initiative to establish a new Golan Heights settlement to be named after President Donald Trump expresses gratitude for his work for the State of Israel and the Golan Heights," a statement by the government read. The gesture will help to further strengthen political ties between Tel-Aviv and Washington, it added. | PM Netanyahu: "Today, we will begin practical steps in establishi…
rt.com/news/491809-trump-heights-israel-…

George Floyd, Coronavirus And Inequality Stealing Black Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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…
popularresistance.org/george-floyd-coron…

'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…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eu-may-recognize-p…

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…

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

USA Plan: Militarized Control of Population. The "National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-14
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.
globalresearch.ca/usa-plan-militarized-c…

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…

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, …
globalresearch.ca/video-hypersonic-strik…

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…

Defunding the Police Is Not the End Goal. It's the First Step
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-14
For many of us, this current moment is all too reminiscent of 2016, following the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and Korryn Gaines, when it seemed like social media had nothing to share but Black death. However, instead of calls for increased police training, revised use of force policies and diversity in hiring, a new and important call has taken hold — defunding the police. | This could be because, for all intents and purposes, Minneapolis had a reformed police department. The city had dev…
truthout.org/articles/defunding-the-poli…

Couple falsely arrested by armed police receive apology and £200,000 police payout
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-14
A couple arrested when armed police stormed their home and held them for 36 hours over the Gatwick Airport drone chaos have received £200,000 in compensation and an apology.Paul and Elaine Gait have settled their claims for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment against Sussex Police, their legal team announced on Sunday.Drone sightings near the runways over a three-day period in December 2018 caused chaos, with the airport being repeatedly forced to close.Travellers excited for Christmas-time getaways were horrified as flights were cancelled in droves as police investigated the sightings.No-one has ever be…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/14/couple-f…

Hospital's COVID-19 Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-14
Albuquerque, New Mexico — A prominent women's hospital here has separated some Native American women from their newly born babies, the result of a practice designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 that clinicians and health care ethicists described as racial profiling. | Lovelace Women's Hospital in Albuquerque implemented a secretive policy in recent months to conduct special coronavirus screenings for pregnant women, based on whether they appeared to be Native American, even if they…
truthout.org/articles/hospitals-covid-19…

FM Zarif lands in Turkey for bilateral talks
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Istanbul Airport, Turkey on Sunday for two-day visit.
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A Tale Of Two Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
The rebellions in Hong Kong and Minneapolis have received vastly different responses from the U.S. ruling class. In Minneapolis, masses of people took to the streets on May 26th to express their outrage over the police murder of George Floyd and the many Black Americans who have shared a similar fate. The rebellion quickly spread to cities across the country with corporations, police stations, and even the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA all facing some form of property destruction. Protestors in Hong Kong have been treated with honor from the corporate media in stark contrast to the homegrown uprisings occurring…
popularresistance.org/a-tale-of-two-prot…

Iran refinery gas output registers annual growth: NIGC official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Mohammadi Asgari, announced on Sunday that the average gas production at Iran's refineries stood at 674 million cubic meters per day which were 24 mcm/d more than the same time last year.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159798/Iran-refiner…

'Dirty political fight': Polish president slams Western media after his comparison of LGBT 'ideology' to communism makes headlines
rt.com | 2020-06-14
Polish President Andrzej Duda accused the Western media of "taking his words out of context" after numerous news articles claimed he equated LGBT "ideology" with communism in a speech. He insisted that he supports equality. | Duda's campaign speech on Saturday, in which he stated that LGBT is an ideology even more sinister than "Bolshevism," was picked up by numerous outlets worldwide. | The president is seeking re-election and conservative voters largely constitute his base. He is expected to face liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who is known for his pro-LGBT position, as his main rival. Extensive fore…
rt.com/news/491812-polish-president-lgbt…

Grenfell: the struggle continues
Andrew Butler | thecanary.co | 2020-06-14
As we mark the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, rapper, activist and writer Lowkey spoke to The Canary about what went wrong, what's changed, and who's responsible. | In the video, Lowkey shines a spotlight on cladding company Arconic, insulation manufacturer Celotex, then housing minister (now Lord) Gavin Barwell, and others who bear responsibility but have never bee…
thecanary.co/video/2020/06/14/grenfell-t…

The World On Fire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
Protests from London to Paris; from Berlin to Nairobi; from Toledo, Ohio, to Tokyo, Japan. | Protests in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against police aggression and racism. | Protests stemming from the cruel brutality that led to the slow-motion killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. | The solidarity from Sydney, Australia, stems in part from the long-standing discontent from the dark Aborigines, the Indigenous communities in Australia and New South Wales, who like Black folk in America, have suffered from generations of state repression. And how have the cops responded to this challenge? With tan…
popularresistance.org/the-world-on-fire/

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…

'Copper Notes of a Dream' to go to New Zealand's Doc Edge festival
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'Copper Notes of a Dream' by Reza Farahmand will go on screen at the Oscar-qualifying Doc Edge Film Festival 2020, which will be held online in Auckland, New Zealand, from June 12 to July 5.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159774/Copper-Notes…

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…

1st precious-, semi-precious stones' marketplace inaugurated in Isfahan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-14
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The first precious- and semi-precious stones' marketplace was inaugurated in Isfahan province on Sunday in the presence of the deputy minister of industry, mine and trade.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159787/1st-precious…

DoD Announces $250 Million To Ukraine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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.
popularresistance.org/dod-announces-250-…

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…

Atlanta police officer sacked after another fatal shooting of a Black man
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-14
An Atlanta police officer has been sacked following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks — a Black man. Another has been placed on administrative duty, the police department has announced.The shooting came at a time of heightened tension over police brutality and calls for reforms across the US following the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Atlanta was one of the cities where large crowds of protesters took to the streets.Demonstrators, including members of Brooks' family, gathered outside the restaurant where he was shot.The moves follow the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who stepped down…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/14/at…

Non-Black People Of Color Are Mobilizing To End Complicity In Black Death
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-14
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…
popularresistance.org/non-black-people-o…

Turkey Launches New Offensive Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq's North, Defence Ministry Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-14
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkish armed forces have launched Operation Claw-Eagle in northern Iraq against forces of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Kurdish People's Protection Units, referred jointly as PKK/YPG and designated as terrorists by Ankara, Turkish media reported on Monday, citing the country's Ministry of Defence.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020061410796…