Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

2020-06-16: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin (2020-06-16). Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick. mintpressnews.com Not content to sabotage Cuba's domestic health sector, the Trump administration has been attacking Cuba's international medical assistance, from the teams fighting coronavirus to those caring for underserved communities in 164 countries.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-06-16). The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands. dissidentvoice.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 …

Staff (2020-06-16). Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue. therealnews.com "What have the police been good for?" Samantha Master of Organize Black said. "They have not prevented crime." | Organizing Black, the group she works with, had just shut down a street in downtown Baltimore, blocking it off with cars so that others could paint 'Defund the Police' in giant letters in front of Baltimore's City Hall. It was June 12, and inside of City Hall, the city council was considering cuts to the police budget, interrogating Commissioner Michael Harrison and other members of command about the Baltimore Police Department's budget of more than half a billion dollars a year. | "What we know is tha…

Cornel West (2020-06-16). What It Means to Be Human. zcomm.org Lecture given April 26, 2019 at the University of Oregon titled "Race Matters…A Timely Discussion on the Fabric of America."

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-16). Trump Risks Losing Washington's Closest Allies to Defend Megacorporations that Support Biden. globalresearch.ca The

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-16). From Occupation to 'Occupy': The Israelification of American Domestic Security. globalresearch.ca In October, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department turned parts of the campus of the University of California in Berkeley into an urban battlefield. The occasion was

Jack Rasmus (2020-06-16). 2nd Covid-19 Wave and the US Economy. zcomm.org The Capitalist state in the 21st century in the USA today is engaged in a massive subsidization of Capitalism itself on a grand scale never experienced or even envisioned before…

Ben Norton (2020-06-16). Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO. mronline.org Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran U.S. regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). Establishment parties defy people's mandate in Ireland, agree on coalition government. peoplesdispatch.org Rival establishment parties Fianna Fail and Finn Gael have agreed to form the new government in the Republic of Ireland with the support of the Green party which is led by Eamon Ryan…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-16). Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race. zcomm.org The price tag for this enormous nuclear buildup, which will occur over the next three decades, has been estimated as at least $1.5 trillion…

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2020-06-16). Venezuelan Attorney General Orders Arrest of Tupamaro Party Leader, Indicts FAES for Extra-Judicial Killings. venezuelanalysis.com Jose Pinto called the death a "false positive" orchestrated by the party's enemies.

Staff (2020-06-16). Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos. therealnews.com Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). Colombians mobilize against hunger and state negligence. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands mobilized against state negligence, repression and the precarious conditions that communities are forced to endure amid the global health crisis. The protests were attacked by the police and ESMAD agents…

Jonah Raskin (2020-06-16). Cold War Bully: the Life and Crimes of Roy Cohn. counterpunch.org Ever since the spring of 1954, when I was a precocious 12-year-old kid who watched the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV, I have loved to hate Roy Cohen (1927-1986), Joe McCarthy's co-conspirator and dark twin. One year earlier, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg died in the electric chair at Sing Sing—the single most significant event in my

Melvin Goodman (2020-06-16). Donald Trump: Finally Caught Crossing A Red Line. counterpunch.org Donald Trump has crossed many red lines over the past three and a half years, but he has finally crossed one that could cost him politically. The trappings of his fascist march to St. John's Episcopal Church and his blasphemous display of a bible (held backwards and upside down) in front of the church have elicited significant criticism, including from the highest military and civilian leaders of the Pentagon. The military obviously didn't share the view of Trump's press spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnaney, who compared the president's bible-toting stroll to something "Like Churchill…inspecting bombing damage…." <...

Dan Wakefield (2020-06-16). From Emmett Till to George Floyd. counterpunch.org Several years ago a man called me and apologized for taking my time, but explained he had to speak with me since he was writing about the Emmett Till murder trial and "you are the only one who was there who is still alive." I am still here, and I now see headlines comparing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to that of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-06-16). Living With Global Warming. counterpunch.org I modeled mathematically the thermal imbalance of our biosphere, which we call global warming, so as to gain my own quantitative understanding of the interplay of the two major effects that give rise to this phenomenon. This is a "toy model," an abstraction of a very complicated planetary phenomenon that teams of scientists using supercomputers

Joe Allen (2020-06-16). The Return of the 'Hamburgs'? White Vigilantes, the Chicago Police, and Anti-Fascism in Chicago. counterpunch.org Chicago has seen some of the largest and most militant demonstrations in the United States during the two weeks that followed the murder of George Floyd. Thirty thousand people marched and rallied on June 6 in Union Park, for example. While demonstrators have suffered repeated acts of violence by the Chicago Police Department and seen

G. Dunkel (2020-06-16). Massive mobilization in France charges racist police murder. workers.org Ever since Adama Traoré, a person from the West African country of Mali living in a northern suburb of Paris, died in 2016 while being questioned by three members of the French national police, the coalition The Truth About Adama Traoré has been campaigning to expose this as a significant . . . |

John Catalinotto (2020-06-16). Conflict arises over renaming military bases. workers.org June 14 — The massive Black Lives Matter uprising has aroused demands that the U.S. Armed Forces rename the 10 military bases named for Confederate generals and ban the use of racist symbols — such as the Confederate battle flag. For the second time in weeks, top military officers must . . . |

Jim McMahan (2020-06-16). Seattle's 60,000-strong march propels anti-racist struggle in Washington state. workers.org Seattle June 13 — Some 60,000 people, propelled by the ongoing global struggle against racist police repression, took part in Seattle's June 12 march and statewide general strike. The march, called and led by Black Lives Matter of Seattle and Martin Luther King County (BLMSKC), followed two weeks of protests . . . |

Joe Sims (2020-06-16). The uprising against racism must result in Trump's removal. peoplesworld.org Joe Sims, Co-Chair of the CPUSA, presented this keynote at the National Committee meeting on June 6, 2020. Watch the report here or read on. Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented uprising. Initiated by the African-American people and joined by our Asian, Latinx, Native American, and white sisters and brothers, millions are saying, "hell …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-06-16). British Leaders Have No Idea How Bad Slavery Was. counterpunch.org Conservative leaders snigger at protesters seeking the removal of statues memorialising those whose fortunes came from the exploitation of slaves. The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, implied facetiously this week that such demands are on a par with seeking to knock down Stonehenge on the grounds that it once could have been

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-16). Hawkish, Gov't funded think tank behind Twitter decision to delete thousands of Chinese accounts. mronline.org Twitter's decision came after close collaboration with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank that has been denounced by Australia's former ambassador in Beijing as "the architect of the China threat theory in Australia."

Staff (2020-06-16). Headlines for June 16, 2020. democracynow.org In Long-Awaited Victory, SCOTUS Rules LGBTQ Workers Protected by the Civil Rights Act, Atlanta Mayor Orders New Police Rules After Killing of Rayshard Brooks, 911 Dispatcher Raised Concerns About Police Treatment of George Floyd During His Arrest and Killing, Protester Shot in Albuquerque While Toppling Racist Statue; Right-Wing Militia Members Arrested, 19-Year-Old BLM Protester Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau Found Dead One Week After Disappearance, Mourners Demand Justice for Killing of Black Teenager Na'Kia Crawford in Ohio, FBI, DOJ to Review Probes into Two Black California Men Found Hanging from Trees, U.N. Human…

Staff (2020-06-16). Goodbye, Columbus: Bree Newsome Bass on the Movement to Topple Racist Statues Across the Globe. democracynow.org As protesters worldwide continue to topple monuments to racists, colonizers and Confederates as part of the wave of demonstrations against racism and state violence, we speak to Bree Newsome Bass, artist and antiracist activist based in North Carolina, who five years ago was arrested at the state Capitol in South Carolina after scaling a 30-foot flagpole to remove the Confederate flag. She says the current backlash against racist symbols reflects "impatience with the pace of incremental progress" both in the United States and elsewhere. "People are tired of centuries of colonialism and white supremacist ideology.

James J. Zogby (2020-06-16). Israel's Illegal Annexation of Palestine. globalresearch.ca With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising to annex portions of the West Bank, liberal critics here in the US and across Europe are in a tizzy. They have been quick to point fingers blaming this crisis on Netanyahu and …

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-16). Who Deserves a Nobel Prize During a Pandemic? counterpunch.org A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors went to Italy to help the Italians

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-16). Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a time of pandemic? mronline.org A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors went to Italy to help the Italians …

RT (2020-06-16). Good vibes by day, wild west by night: CHAZ is an anarchist camp with a split personality (VIDEO). rt.com The Left says it's a peaceful community of activists and rebels. The Right says it's an anarchic dystopia ruled by a warlord. The truth is that the experience in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone differs from day to night. | For more than a week now, a collection of Antifa types, anarchists, 'Black Lives Matter' activists and leftists of all stripes have occupied a six-block area around an abandoned police precinct in downtown Seattle. The 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,' or CHAZ, is a district without police, in which the ideas of the radical Left can bloom, and in which the occupiers hope to demonstrate…

Staff (2020-06-16). Stir Crazy! Episode #54: Freedom is a Constant Struggle. therealnews.com On today's show: Director of K-12 policy for the Center for American Progress Dr. Khalilah Harris and author and organizer Jesse Myerson. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Myles Hoenig (2020-06-16). Why This is Not an Emmett Till Moment. dissidentvoice.org Why is this not an Emmett Till moment? The quick, simple response is because the Democratic Party is where social movements go to die and this will be absorbed into their own conservative narrative. The open casket for Emmett shocked the nation, the white nation that is. It was neither shocking nor surprising for the …

Staff (2020-06-16). Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality. therealnews.com Reverend Annie Chambers marched for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King throughout the 60s. This month she took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality when Baltimore City joined the nationwide movement calling for justice for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in Minnesota. | The lifelong organizer says that while history repeats itself, racism is even worse than in her youth. "In the 50s and 60s we were taught to suffer. We got beat and shot and attacked by dogs. And you heard what Donald Trump say—get the dogs out on them," Chambers said in a phone interview with The Real News on…

Forbes West (2020-06-16). Woes of the modern Pharisees: Using the law to oppress, not uplift. peoplesworld.org According to Christian tradition and the modern dictionary, the Pharisees were a religious sect of ancient Judaism notorious for being strict about religious law, and for being insufferably hypocritical. The law for this sect was above all. It was to be followed meticulously, elevated to a standard where the spirit of it—the reasons why the …

Michaela Malone (2020-06-16). San Diego protesters call to defund police. liberationnews.org "The whole world is with us right now. … That's because we have the power of the people—the only power that matters."

Stefanie Dazio (2020-06-16). Feds to review cases into hanging deaths of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday. Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in Palmdale and Malcolm Harsch in Victorville …

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-16). Imperialism and India's food economy. mronline.org The problem before metropolitan capitalism therefore is: how to acquire control over the use of this tropical land-mass in order to obtain the products it needs?>

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-16). Unions launch massive car caravan for racial, economic justice. peoplesworld.org The nation's unions will launch a massive car caravan on June 17 — and not just in the Nation's Capital — for racial and economic justice. "Facing front line worker deaths, record unemployment and continued racial injustice, working people from coast to coast are demanding action," the AFL-CIO, which led the caravan organizing, says. From …

Eds. (2020-06-16). ILWU to shut down ports for Juneteenth. mronline.org On June 19, union members who work at the Port of San Diego will stop operations for eight hours in honor of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation being first enforced in Texas.

Joe Reedy (2020-06-16). NFL Commissioner now encourages teams to sign Kaepernick. peoplesworld.org (AP) Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season. And, quite honestly, it took too damn long, and cost too many Black lives, to get to this point. The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's "The Return of Sports" special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-16). "Normal" Isn't Coming Back, Prioritize Your Mental Health: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Speaking of which, please prioritize your mental health at this point in history. Like, really, truly prioritize it. Things are only going to get more unusual and confusing from here on out, and you'll need to keep your feet underneath you. | ~ | Keep truthfully saying what you believe to be true in each moment and eventually you will have pissed off everyone. | ~ | Me, a naive idiot: It's a real problem how US police brutalize and kill people who don't obey them. | Half of the entire internet: Well obviously the police are going to brutalize and kill someone who disobeys them, you naive idiot. | Me, now informed…

Morning Star (2020-06-16). Huge anti-government protests sweep Lebanon. peoplesworld.org Huge protests swept Lebanon June 13 as demonstrators called on the government to resign. Demonstrators marched through Beirut demanding an end to the country's sectarian political system, where positions of power are allocated between different factions, and action over an economic crisis that has seen the currency collapse and yawning inequality. A bank was set …

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-16). Was There Slavery in Australia? Yes. It Shouldn't Even Be Up for Debate. strategic-culture.org Thalia Anthony and Stephen Gray show how the prime minister's assertion is at odds with the historical record. | Thalia ANTHONY, Stephen GRAY | Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio This is a common misunderstanding which often obscures our nation's history of exploitation of First Nations people and Pacific Islanders. | Morrison followed up with "I've always said we've got to be honest about our history". Unfortunately, his statement is at odds with the historical…

RT (2020-06-16). Former UK PM Cameron blasts BoJo's decision to merge Foreign Office and development department as a 'mistake'. rt.com David Cameron has taken a swipe at Boris Johnson's decision to merge the Foreign Office and the overseas aid agency DfiD, saying it's a "mistake" that will lead to "less respect" being shown to Britain abroad. | Cameron, who served as prime minister between 2010 and 2016, The former Tory leader conceded that more nee…

pip.hinman (2020-06-16). Non-union ballot defeated at Melbourne University. greenleft.org.au The change would ha…

pip.hinman (2020-06-16). Unions must campaign for workers' interests. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-06-16). Protesters call for freedom for refugees. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-06-16). WATCH police brutally detain Covid-19 nurse as clashes erupt at Paris health workers protest. rt.com A video has emerged showing several French police officers round up a woman in a white medical robe during a health workers protest in Paris. Officers can be seen dragging her by the hair as she begs for help. | The shocking video, filmed at protest in the French capital on Tuesday, shows a policeman in full riot gear pulling the middle-aged woman by the hair and slamming her repeatedly against a tree in an apparent attempt to take her into custody. | Une femme en blouse blanche, tirée par les cheveux, durant une interpellation, finira évacuée le visage en sang durant la manifestation aux Invalides. Elle récla…

RT (2020-06-16). Trump's 'AIDS vaccine' gaffe torn apart on social media — but was it really a gaffe? rt.com US President Donald Trump is being savaged for praising the government scientists who'd "come up with the AIDS vaccine," with his haters holding it up as proof of incipient dementia. But it's not as outlandish as it sounds. | Trump made the remark during a press conference on Tuesday before signing an executive order on police reform, making a momentary diversion to update reporters on the progress towards a vaccine against Covid-19. Predicting researchers will have "a very successful vaccine, therapeutic, and cure" before the end of 2020, he hailed the "incredible scientists and doctors" who'd come up with "m…

RT (2020-06-16). WATCH Iran's Zarif remove face mask with relief during Moscow talks with Lavrov, after taking it on & off repeatedly (VIDEO). rt.com Social distancing's no hurdle for talks between trusted allies, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov appeared to show as he arrived to meet Iran's Javad Zarif without a face mask. Zarif was more careful, but soon opted to remove his, too. | Zarif is one of the first high-ranking foreign visitors to land in Moscow and engage in face-to-face talks with Lavrov in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. In recent months, the Russian foreign minister has held meetings only via video call. | When the two officials appeared before the journalists, Zarif was sporting a mask, which he merely removed for a brief photoshoot. Lavrov…

RT (2020-06-16). Protests good, playgrounds bad? NYC mayor chews out locals reopening kids' parks after cheering on George Floyd marchers. rt.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had harsh words for parents and neighborhood groups "taking the law into their own hands" by cutting locks on city playgrounds, but has continued to defend the protesters who crowd city streets. | The mayor scolded New Yorkers for busting open padlocked playgrounds, during a press conference on Tuesday at which he reminded reporters that the sites are set to remain closed until "Phase 2" of post-coronavirus reopening. | "We're not going to allow people to take the law into their own hands."

RT (2020-06-16). NBC colludes with UK thought police to get ZeroHedge & Federalist deplatformed from Google Ads, smear them as 'far-right'. rt.com Google has threatened to drop ZeroHedge and the Federalist from its ad platform after NBC and a UK 'cyber-hate' watchdog denounced the outlets for allegedly publishing "fake news" about the ongoing George Floyd protests. | After initially reporting Google had "removed both sites' ability to monetize" via Google Ads after they were found in violation of the platform's rules regarding race-related speech on Tuesday, NBC quietly stealth-updated its

RT (2020-06-16). India summons Pakistani ambassador after embassy staff detained following road accident. rt.com Pakistan's ambassador was summoned to the foreign ministry in New Delhi after two Indian embassy employees were held by Pakistani police, following an alleged hit-and-run incident in Islamabad on Monday. | The ambassador was handed a protest note against what India called "abduction and torture" of the staff of its embassy, officially called the High Commission. The two men were "video-graphed and coerced to accept a litany of fictitious allegations and concocted charges," the statement by the ministry read. | The embassy employees were "kept in illegal custody for more than 10 hours" and were released only af…

Rima Najjar (2020-06-16). Annexation of Palestine or "Uneventful Occurrence"‚Ää—‚ÄäWhat Do You See? globalresearch.ca Israeli soldier executing the kidnapping of several Nahalin villagers southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank, including Mohammad Afif Fannoun, on June 12, 2020. | When you visualize it, as I try to, what does Israel's forthcoming annexation of parts of …

_____ (2020-06-16). July 1: Call To Action To Confront Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine. popularresistance.org We know that many Palestinians in exile and supporters of Palestine are, like Samidoun's members, engaged in the uprisings and mass mobilizations taking to the streets to confront anti-Black racism and demand the defunding and dismantling of police and other structures of oppression. Confronting Israel's annexation plans — fully backed by U.S. imperialism and inspired by Zionist racism — also comes as part of the global fightback against racism, colonialism and imperialism. Israel's crimes are backed by $3.8 billion in military aid from the U.S. each year as well as unlimited diplomatic, political and…

Global Research News (2020-06-16). Selected Articles: Towards the Annexation of Palestine. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-06-16). Is the 'Second Wave' Another Coronavirus Hoax? globalresearch.ca Just a week or so ago the mainstream media and thousands representing the "medical community" told us we must throw out the "stay-at-home" orders and go to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of …

South Front (2020-06-16). Video: Al-Qaeda Factions Create New Coalition in Idlib. globalresearch.ca Early on June 14, the Russian Aerospace Forces reportedly carried out airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the villages of al-Bara and Deir Sunbul in southern Idlib. Since the signing of the new de-escalation agreement with Turkey on …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-16). Convicted US Spy, Sentenced in Moscow on Charges of Espionage. globalresearch.ca On Monday, a Moscow court sentenced US spy Paul Whelan to 16 years imprisonment. | Charged with espionage, he was caught red-handed in December 2018 and arrested after accepting a flash drive with sensitive information from an undercover Russian Federal Security …

Fight Back (2020-06-16). Hundreds march to defend DACA for immigrant youth, support movement against police terror. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – With the Supreme Court set to rule on their future, almost 1000 immigrant youth and their supporters marched on June 12 to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. | Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the march started outside of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office on Washington Avenue and marched to the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis. | The march was very spirited, and speakers and chants made repeated connections between the fight against deportation and the fight of Blac…

DJCFPD (2020-06-16). Monday 6/15: End Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Lu Aya (2020-06-16). Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist. zcomm.org Now Trump is attacking him too…

_____ (2020-06-16). Food Sovereignty Activists See The Pandemic Crisis As Pivotal For Change. popularresistance.org Disaster brings change, however. Many grassroots organizations and movements are trying to seize the moment to propose alternatives, and in some cases, to begin implementing them. Some are breathing new life into proposals made before the COVID-19 crisis began. It has been a chance for this alternative system to prove its value. "Conventional farmers lost their crop because they lost their market when restaurants closed and the distribution chains broke down," Garcia explains. "Puerto Rico still gets most of its food from outside, so the supply problems meant the supermarkets didn't have food on the shelves. Pric…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-16). The Narrative of the Leakers: Collateral Murder and the Assange Indictment. dissidentvoice.org When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. It was an achievement, it might even be said the achievement, that gave the WikiLeaks publisher and the organisation justified notoriety. Collateral Murder, as the leaked …

WSWS Repost (2020-06-16). Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom. indybay.org This is a summary of a significant recent online discussion about those spying on Julian Assange and figures close to the Trump administration and the CIA.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). Why Cuban doctors should receive the Nobel Peace Prize? peoplesdispatch.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba has taken an active role in extending international solidarity to nations hard-hit by the virus. So far, they have sent medical brigades to 27 countries to assist in the fight against coronavirus. Due to Cuba's extraordinary commitment to humanity, to public health and to internationalism, a group of human rights organizations and social movements across the world have launched a campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuba's Henry Reeve medical brigade. | On the

R. Robertson (2020-06-16). "Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. II. indybay.org At a rally in Palo Alto's King Plaza on June 6, protesters called out loudly for defunding the Palo Alto Police Department. After the rally of thousands, they marched a 4.6 mile route through the city.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-16). Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the World. counterpunch.org 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 forces are in retreat before proposals of defunding while protocols for arrests are being changed.

F. Elizabeth Dahab (2020-06-16). Systemic Racism and the Killing of Rayshard Brooks. counterpunch.org The killing of 27 year old Rayshard Brooks on Friday, June 12th, in Atlanta, Georgia, occurred less than three weeks after the murder of George Floyd. Both were killed by a white police officer. It seems that 18 days of protests over the May 25 murder of Floyd did not deter from this new heinous

Fight Back (2020-06-16). LA demands community control of police, Justice for George Floyd and Richard Castillo. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On June 13, Centro CSO held a protest at the corner of Houston and Soto Streets in Boyle Heights, less than a block from where killer LAPD cop Frank Hernandez was caught on video brutally attacking Richard Castillo on April 27. Protesters demanded community control of the police and justice for George Floyd, Castillo and all victims of police terror. | Organized as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes, the event also celebrated the recent prosecution of Officer Hernandez after a campaign led by Centro CSO. | On June 9, after…

Fight Back (2020-06-16). Tampa protesters claim partial victory, vow to continue struggle. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On Monday, June 15, State Attorney Andrew Warren announced he would be dropping criminal cases against 67 protesters arrested in downtown Tampa on June 2. | On the previous day, June 14, over 200 protesters gathered at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa and demanded State Attorney Warren drop the charges against protesters arrested at Justice for George Floyd rallies in recent weeks. The protest also joined with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repressions call for a day of action against police crimes. The protest raised demands for community control of the police, def…

Tom Tomorrow (2020-06-16). The Right Is Scared of the Protests. thenation.com The Right Is Scared of the Protests…

_____ (2020-06-16). Nightly Rally To Seattle's West Precinct Takes Detour, Shuts Down I-5. popularresistance.org Every night around 7 pm, demonstrators now march from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest to the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct. The downhill rally culminates with a handful of speakers who speak out against police brutality. Tonight, the rally ended with an unexpected detour—onto I-5. Speakers spoke on the steps of the West Precinct on Virginia Street for around 30 minutes. There were no police in sight, only a barricade set up in anticipation of the rally. | Demonstrators spoke on a bullhorn about SPD's use of tear gas, calling it a war crime and demanding justice. Organizer David Lewis talked a…

_____ (2020-06-16). The Police May Pull The Trigger, But It's The System That Kills. popularresistance.org Fifty years ago this year, I published my first book, entitled Rebels in Eden — an exploration of mass political violence in America focusing on the uprisings that had by then incinerated substantial portions of the inner city communities of Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, as well as scores of smaller towns and cities.[i] Those riots were far more destructive than anything experienced in the protests following the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police and ex-police officers. The sixties uprisings killed several hundred people…

_____ (2020-06-16). Parallels Between Minneapolis And Jerusalem Are More Than Skin Deep. popularresistance.org It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel's security forces against Palestinians. | A video that went viral late last month of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, killing a black man, George Floyd, by pressing a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes has triggered a fortnight of mass protests across the US — and beyond. | The footage was the latest disturbing visual evidence of a US police culture that appears to treat Black Americans as an enemy — and a reminder that rog…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-16). 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.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-16). Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland. indybay.org Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…

Aquatic Park Swimmers Group (2020-06-16). Friday 6/19: Swimmers Floating Protest for BLM. indybay.org San Francisco's Aquatic Park…

What Happened to Tamario Smith?!? (2020-06-16). Thursday 6/18: What Happened to Tamario Smith Protest. indybay.org The Clock Tower | Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz…

Black Youth for the People's Liberation (2020-06-16). Friday 6/19: Black Youth Led Oakland Juneteenth Protest. indybay.org DeFremery Park | 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607…

NLG-SF (2020-06-16). Civil Rights Class Action Filed in Reponse to Oakland Police Abuses of George Floyd Protesters. indybay.org "It was so heartening to see so many young Black people expressing their outrage and wanting to be part of the change, and they were attacked by our police department, that tells them 'don't come out here, because we will make your life hard, we will hurt you if you organize, we will hurt you if you say that there is anything wrong with society.'" | — Walter Riley…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-16). Columbus Statue Focal Point for South Philly Right-Wingers. unicornriot.ninja Philadelphia, PA — Marconi Plaza has served as the gathering site for right-wing South Philly residents this past weekend. Members of the crowd were predominantly of Italian-American heritage, reflecting the ethnic composition and culture of some of the surrounding neighborhoods. | Two weeks ago the city…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-06-16). Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile. peoplesdispatch.org After Brazil and Peru, Chile is the third worst-hit country in the region and the twelfth most affected in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of coronavirus cases is growing rapidly across the country. The increasing demand for medical attention, intensive care units (ICU) and ventilators, has strained the country's healthcare system. | With a population of 18.5 million, Chile is reporting more than 4,000 new cases everyday. Nearly 15% of the cases require hospitalization. About 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied. Doctors have been forced to make wrenc…

Fight Back (2020-06-16). Interview with Andy Brooks of New Communist Party of Britain on the COVID-19 pandemic. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed Andy Brooks, General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Britain, on the impact of the pandemic in Britain. | Fight Back!: How are the working people of Britain being impacted by the pandemic? | Brooks: Well the pandemic is something no one in living memory has ever experienced. Thousands of workers, including many pensioners, have died due to the coronavirus. The emergency measures that were eventually taken in late March have now reduced the mortality rate. But many of those deaths could have been avoided if the Johnson government had taken emergency action when COVID-19 first sprea…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). South African education minister Angelina Motshekga must resign, says union. peoplesdispatch.org The Educators Union of South Africa is seeking the resignation of education minister Angelina Motshekga following the spike in COVID-19 cases after schools reopened. The unions had warned against reopening schools…

John Steppling (2020-06-16). The Big Plantation, The "Digital Billionaires", the Militarization of Law Enforcement, the Surveillance State. globalresearch.ca European Left-wing political scientists find difficult to understand that the colonial contradiction is at the heart of our present, they think it's a conceptual error, something anachronistic, that the joyful postmodernity — the one that delivers their Macs to them …

L.A. Pontes (2020-06-16). Brazilian Democracy Hangs by a Thread. dissidentvoice.org It's hard to admit how far off Brazil has strayed. Less than forty years ago, the country was coming out of a military dictatorship, and for more than three decades stood on a steady, and shiny, path to development. Now again, there's a military president ruling the country, with a military as his Vice, several …

Mike Hastie (2020-06-16). Not the Way It Was: Spike Lee's Shallow Film on Viet Nam. counterpunch.org It is now 2: 00AM in Portland, Oregon. I just got through watching Spike Lee's 2hr. and 35min. film on Viet Nam. I have two words to describe this film: EXTREMELY SHALLOW. I was very disappointed in Spike Lee. I thought he had more depth. Not only did he make the Vietnamese in the film look

Sam Pizzigati (2020-06-16). The Rich are Defunding Our Democracy. counterpunch.org How can you tell if you're living in a democracy? The answer can get rather complicated. Simple yardsticks can often confuse more than clarify. Take the notion that you have democracies where you have elections. Ballots over bullets. Sounds good. But authoritarians have been brazenly manipulating elections — to cement their rule — for generations.

_____ (2020-06-16). Rees-Mogg's 'absurd' anti-democratic plan voted down. truepublica.org.uk There was uproar from many MPs, democracy campaigners and the wider public to Jason Rees-Mogg's proposal to shut down virtual government, which ended, embarrassingly as a U-turn. By Josiah Mortimer — Electoral Reform Society: Tory Ministers had initially seemed intent on shutting down virtual engagement altogether. But the absurd images of MPs queueing for a …

The Global Research Team (2020-06-16). Global Research Annual Fundraiser. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | For the next four weeks we will be asking for your help to reach a fundraising goal of $20,000. Since September 2001, almost 19 years, GlobalResearch.ca has delivered a daily flow of 20+ insightful news articles & analysis …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-16). Does Trump Really Want to End American Interventionism? globalresearch.ca Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has achieved a position of global hegemony, acting as a kind of world police. Washington has constructed a new world order and its militaries travel the world in wars and …

Joshua Tartakovsky (2020-06-16). The Last Days of a Free Serbia? globalresearch.ca Although it may not seem this way, Serbia is in fact in a far more fragile condition than visitors may imagine. | Elections to the parliament will be held in several days, but the outlook of the country is not expected …

Thomas Gaulkin (2020-06-16). Curious Coincidence: The Birth of Donald Trump and the Struggle to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca The 45th president of the United States made his first international appearance on June 14, 1946. According to Donald Trump's Five minutes …

Franklin Frederick (2020-06-16). Nestlé's Close Relationship to the Swiss Government. globalresearch.ca Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada. As written "Nestlé S.A.'s Board …

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2020-06-16). A Model to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco. globalresearch.ca There may be irony in Morocco now reconsidering and revamping its development model, which is its national guiding frameworks for social and environmental fulfillment. I have long been and remain a believer in Morocco's existing frameworks for the people's development. …

Ali Salam (2020-06-16). Israeli Settlers Vandalise Palestinian-owned Property near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers committed vandalism of Palestinian-owned property by damaging solar panels, on Monday, in the village of Aqraba, south of Nablus city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official monitoring Israel's colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said that colonists attacked the homes of …

Brad Wilson (2020-06-16). Smashing the Illusion 'Farmer Clout:' Part II. zcomm.org This is Part II Part I is here: zcomm.org/zblogs/smashing-the-illusion-f… (Continuing from Part I.) Specific Farm State Data I've also started crunching the commodity crop numbers for various "farm states," such as states where House and Senate Agriculture Committee members are based. For example, Iowa (Tom Harkin, Charles Grassley & Steve King, Leonard Boswell) and Kansas

Fight Back (2020-06-16). After Rayshard Brooks murder by Atlanta police, NAARPR demands community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the recently formed National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, today, June 15, called for immediate passage of legislation establishing democratic community control of the police in every city and town across the nation. | Chapman stated, "This is really the only way the people will have the power to make the changes that everyone is demanding in the wake of countless murders by police. This is the only way to stop the killings, torture and brutality — a virtual war against Black and brown communities." | "What is it going to take? How many…

Jordan Smith (2020-06-16). The Fight to Protect Abortion Access Amid the Pandemic. zcomm.org "The governor and attorney general's ban put Texas patients in heart-breaking situations — it was politics at its worst."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). Spanish Nissan workers resist company's plans to shut down Barcelona plants. peoplesdispatch.org Nissan workers in Spain have been regularly staging demonstrations since May 4 against the company's plans to close its plants in Barcelona. These closures will affect around 3,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs dependent on Nissan's operations. This is part of Nissan's global plan of reducing its workforce by around 20,000 people — 15% of the total.

Ron Daniels (2020-06-16). Trampling on the Graves of Our Ancestors. zcomm.org Trump's Juneteenth "MAGA" Rally in Tulsa: Changing the Date Does Not Matter…

Jack Metzgar (2020-06-16). Racism and the Working Class. zcomm.org We cannot address the magnitude of racial injustice without simultaneously addressing economic injustice, and to achieve economic justice we're going to need the kind of interracial solidarity that's been marching in our streets these past few weeks…

_____ (2020-06-16). US/UK trade deal — what your digital life will look like. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: At TruePublica we have taken the stance that doing a trade deal with America, on balance, will be a bad thing for Britain as a country and its overall way of life. America is already Britain's largest trading partner outside of the EU and provides us with a healthy trade surplus. But once …

Carly Graf (2020-06-16). Spiraling Eviction Crisis Threatens More Renters With Homelessness. zcomm.org Most poor renting families spend at least half of their income on housing, while a quarter of those spend over 70 percent of their income on rent and utilities…

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2020-06-16). 1976 Soweto Uprising: Youth rebellion and the burning desire for freedom. peoplesdispatch.org Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, a watershed moment in the anti-apartheid struggle and an event that drew much of the world's attention to the atrocities committed by the apartheid regime in South Africa…

_____ (2020-06-16). About Hancock's promised contact tracing app. truepublica.org.uk By Kathleen Hall: At the height of lockdown, a contact-tracing app was presented to the British public as their greatest hope of freedom. One mobile phone app would safely and securely track those with whom you came into close proximity, and automatically alert you if any of them became infected with Covid-19 so you could …

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Britain tells banks to prepare for pandemic debt pile. yenisafak.com British banks need to accelerate preparations for dealing with businesses unable to repay money they borrowed to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the national financial sector regulator said on Tuesday.Over 900,000 businesses have taken out state-backed loans worth around 38 billion pounds ($48 billion) under schemes introduced to help companies deal with the impact of lockdowns, banking industry body UK Finance said on Tuesday.Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chair Charles Randell said some of the debt incurred would turn out to be unaffordable and this would need to be tackled fast to avoid hurting a recove…

_____ (2020-06-16). Government forced to release shale gas commissioner's deleted emails. truepublica.org.uk By Russell Scott: The British government has retrieved and released dozens of emails wrongly deleted by the former shale gas commissioner following a nine-month investigation by the Information Commissioner, Unearthed can reveal. Natascha Engel, an ex-Labour MP, left the government last year decrying the government's seemingly prohibitive shale gas regulations as "ridiculous." Engel was criticised by …

_____ (2020-06-16). NATO's Colonization Of Ukraine Under Guise Of Partnership. popularresistance.org The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an "Enhanced Opportunity Partner," making it one of six nations (the others being Georgia, Sweden, Finland, Australia, and Jordan) rewarded for their significant contributions to NATO operations and alliance objectives by having the opportunity for increased dialogue and cooperation with the alliance. | The main objective of this enhanced interaction is for NATO and Ukraine to develop operational capabilities and interoperability through military exercises which will enable Ukrainian military personnel to gain practical hands-on experience in…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-16). US apex court judgement for federal workplace protection to LGBT+ workers. peoplesdispatch.org The court ruled with a 6-3 decision that LGBT+ workers are protected as per the provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The ruling can protect millions of workers in the US…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-16). O Facebook circunda a àÅfrica. globalresearch.ca Muitas indústrias e empresas de serviàßos està£o a falhar ou a redimensionar-se devido ao 'lockdown' e à crise consequente. Ao contrário, existe quem ganhou com tudo isto. O Facebook, Google (proprietário do YouTube), Microsoft, Apple e Amazon — escreve o …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-16). Facebook accerchia l'Africa. globalresearch.ca Molte industrie e società di servizi stanno fallendo o ridimensionandosi a causa del lockdown e della conseguente crisi. C'è invece chi ha guadagnato da tutto questo. Facebook, Google (proprietario di YouTube), Microsoft, Apple e Amazon — scrive The New York …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-16). Science Saturday: A discovery step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In what could be a step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered how to manufacture cells capable of generating a hormone that regulates low blood sugar. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D. and his team have developed a new method of mass producing a cell product containing the hormone glucagon that is capable of protecting against hypoglycemia …

Sarah Jaffe (2020-06-16). How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19. thenation.com How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-06-16). Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List. thenation.com Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List…

Robtel Neajai Pailey, Amy Niang (2020-06-16). The Long Blue Line Connecting Police Brutality to Drone Strikes. thenation.com The Long Blue Line Connecting Police Brutality to Drone Strikes…

Rachel M. Cohen (2020-06-16). The Deep Roots of Our Housing Crisis. thenation.com The Deep Roots of Our Housing Crisis…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). E3 claims Initiating Dispute Resolution Mechanism out of good faith. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — France, Germany, and the United Kingdom claimed that Initiating Dispute Resolution Mechanism was out of good faith.

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Virus case tally rises in Kuwait, Morocco. yenisafak.com Kuwait confirmed new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, while Morocco reported fresh infections. | The Kuwaiti Health Ministry said five people died from COVID-19 and 257 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. | The country's tally now stands at 36,095 confirmed cases, including 303 deaths, and 28,206 recoveries. | In Morocco, 36 fresh cases and 52 recoveries were recorded, according to the Health Ministry. | Morocco's total cases now stand at to 8,921 including 212 deaths and 7,880 recoveries. | After emerging last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the virus has spread to at least…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). COVID-19: Indonesia to reopen schools in low-risk areas. yenisafak.com Indonesia will reopen schools located in low risk areas starting July after months of closure due to coronavirus, the Education Ministry said Tuesday.Sri Wahyuningsih, a ministry official, said in a webinar that the reopening of schools will be carried out in phases depending on the level of education and the provisions of the health protocols."Middle and high schools will start to reopen in July, elementary schools in September, while kindergartens will be the last to reopen in November at the earliest," said Wahyuningsih.She said that only 6% of all schools in the country are located in low risk areas."Despite…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Norwegian Air to resume first foreign route after lockdown. yenisafak.com Norwegian Air will resume flights between Copenhagen and the Danish city of Aalborg from July 1, making it the carrier's first route outside Norway following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said in a statement on Tuesday.The budget airline is currently operating just seven aircraft on domestic routes in Norway and has furloughed or terminated the employment of some 7,300 staff, or about 90% of its staff following the novel coronavirus outbreak.

yenisafak (2020-06-16). '22% of world population at risk of severe COVID-19'. yenisafak.com According to the study published by The Lancet medical journal, an estimate of 1.7 billion people or 22% of the global population "have at least one underlying condition that puts them at increased risk of severe COVID-19 if infected.""Estimates of the number of individuals at increased risk were most sensitive to the prevalence of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease," it added.The researchers said the study focused on underlying health conditions for considering the number of individuals that might need to be shielded or vaccinated as the global pandemic unfo…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Pakistan felicitates D-8 states on 23rd anniversary. yenisafak.com Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday extended felicitations to member states of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation on its 23rd anniversary.In his message, Imran Khan said the organization has made significant contribution in promoting solidarity, and strengthening cooperation among the brotherly countries since its inception in Istanbul in 1997."I would like to extend warmest felicitations, on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan and my own behalf, the people of D-8 Members States," Khan said.D-8, representing over one billion population with a combined GDP of $4 trillion, has tremendous potenti…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). 'Turkey, India trade grows steadily'. yenisafak.com Trade volume between Turkey and India has posted a steady growth for the last two years, a business council head has said."Surpassing $8 billion trade volume, of which $7 billion are imports and $1.2 billion exports, we achieved our target last year," Tevfik Donmez, head of the Turkey-India Business Council of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.The two countries set a bilateral trade volume target of $10 billion for 2020, and $25 billion for 2023, he said."Despite a 20-25% decrease in foreign trade in the first and second quarter of 2020, we believe we will catch up b…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). World Bank approves $1 billion for health, education in Congo. yenisafak.com The World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved $1 billion in funding for Democratic Republic of Congo's education and health systems that have been weakened by years of under-funding, conflict and mismanagement.The financing comprises $800 million to support free primary school education and $200 million to improve maternal and child health."This funding is all the more important because it will help alleviate the economic and social consequences of the coronavirus affecting the poorest," said Jean-Christophe Carret, World Bank country director.The funding includes $435 million in grants and $565 million in credi…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold summit on Syria. yenisafak.com Ankara, Moscow and Tehran agreed to hold a videoconference and then a face-to-face meeting on the Syrian settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Tuesday.The presidents of the three countries will discuss Syrian issues in a videoconference and then will hold a summit in Tehran, Lavrov said at a news conference following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif."Today, we confirmed the agreement of the three presidents of the Astana format countries that the summit will be held in Tehran within terms that will be determined considering the situation developing due to the c…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). NATO concerned by Russia's growing presence in E.Med. yenisafak.com Russia's growing presence in the Eastern Mediterranean region is a cause for concern for NATO, the military alliance's chief said on Tuesday."NATO is also concerned about the increased Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean in general, in Syria, but also, of course, in Libya. And we have to follow and monitor that very closely," Jens Stoltenberg said in response to a question in an online news conference ahead of the NATO defense ministers meeting on June 17-18.He said the situation in Libya was not on the meeting agenda, but could be discussed, adding: "It has a direct impact on the security of especially…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Mines planted by Haftar forces kill 39 civilians south of Tripoli. yenisafak.com Landmines planted by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia have killed 39 civilians south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to the country's national mine action authority on Tuesday. | In a statement, the Libyan Center for Mine Clearance and War Remnants said 71 civilians were also injured by Haftar's explosives. | It, however, did not specify a date for the casualties. | The Libyan army recently inflicted heavy blows to Haftar and liberated Tripoli and Tarhuna, in addition to other strategic locations, including Al-Watiya airbase, from his militia. | The internationally recognized government has been under at…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Turkish forces defuse bombs planted by Haftar in Libya. yenisafak.com Anadolu Agency teams monitored the team in Salahaddin province, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Tripoli's city center.The bombs were defused by the teams in collaboration with the Turkish Air Forces.The mines and explosives planted in the surroundings are made from a specific wire, which is very hard to detect, and are placed near houses and doorways.Some of the destroyed bombs had high explosive impact, which were used in the former Soviet countries, said the experts.Teams took extra care of securing their own lives, and keeping the buildings intact for the civilians.The Libyan army also found anti-personnel and…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Turkey assessing damages from earthquake. yenisafak.com Emergency workers are carrying out relief work in Turkey's eastern province of Bingol after two powerful earthquakes hit the region.At least one person was killed and dozens injured after an earthquake on Sunday was followed by tremors on Monday.The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has dispatched 148 vehicles and more than 1,000 personnel to the affected region.In the first stage, AFAD said 500,000 Turkish liras ($73,000) were sent to the Bingol Governorship to be used in emergency supplies.It said earthquake victims were provided with 4,308 tents, 7,200 sleeping bags, 3,300 beds and 2…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Germany has no detailed information about US troop withdrawals: FM. yenisafak.com Germany has not received any detailed information from the United States about troop withdrawals, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday during a visit to Warsaw. Maas also said U.S soldiers presence on German soil is key for German and U.S. defence. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, a senior U.S. official said earlier in June.

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Exodus exhibit to go digital on World Refugee Day. yenisafak.com A photography exhibition focusing on the stories of millions of people fleeing persecution around the world will go online on June 20, marked globally as World Refugee Day.Exodus — Deja vu has garnered international acclaim since it was first held in 2016 and features the works of renowned photographers and photojournalists such as Coskun Aral, Guillermo Arias, Yalda Moayeri, and Sergey Ponomarev among others.Anadolu Agency is the global communications partner for the event, alongside other reputed organizations including UNHCR and Amnesty International.Former Anadolu Agency photographer Atilgan Ozdil's wor…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Macron pledges 200 mln euros to repatriate drug production to France. yenisafak.com President Emmanuel Macron said the French government would launch a new initiative this week to repatriate production of some pharmaceutical products to France, pledging to make 200 million euros available to fund production capacity."Everybody saw that during this crisis some commonly used drugs were no longer produced in France and Europe. So we must no longer just ask questions but draw the conclusions," Macron said at a Sanofi site near Lyon, central France.Macron cited paracetamol as a drug that would be produced again in France.

yenisafak (2020-06-16). French interior minister backtracks on chokehold ban. yenisafak.com In a surprising move, the French interior minister has reversed a ban on the use of chokeholds by the police. In a televised address last week, Christophe Castaner announced a prohibition on the use of chokeholds by police in arrests, and that it would no longer be taught in police academies. The potent technique is one where police utilize a baton around the neck to restrain a person resisting arrest.The minister also said he would hold "zero tolerance" for racist remarks, calling for the immediate suspension of any officer suspected of such behavior.But in a Monday letter, Frederic Veaux, the director-general o…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). US authorities to monitor hanging deaths of two black men. yenisafak.com US federal authorities will monitor ongoing investigations regarding the hanging deaths of two black men in southern California, according to local officials."So we're making sure that we're transparent, fully accountable, and we're gonna constantly be cross-checking each other's to make sure we're right at the right conclusions based on the evidence and the facts that we have at hand," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday, explaining why he requested a monitor and review from the FBI, US Attorney's office in the Central District of California and Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.It…

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Israel's annexation of West Bank to flout int'l law: UN. yenisafak.com The agreement by the new coalition government of Israel to annex significant parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank after July 1 would violate a cornerstone principle of international law, a group of UN experts said Tuesday.Forty-seven of the independent Special Procedures mandates appointed by the Human Rights Council said such move by Israel "must be meaningfully opposed by the international community"'."The annexation of occupied territory is a serious violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, and contrary to the fundamental rule affirmed many times by the United Nations S…

_____ (2020-06-16). Colombia: US Troops In Country Seek International Conflict. popularresistance.org Colombian senators on Wednesday saidthat U.S. troops that arrived in the South American country in early June are allowed to associate with illegal groups and seek an eventual international confrontation. | The Democratic Congressman Ivan Cepeda revealed that the current manuals of the U.S. special forces (SFAB) that arrived in Colombia "mention the function of advising non-governmental militias and illegal partners." | "We can end up like Libya, a destroyed state that has become a field for the multinational oil companies," the opposition congressman added. | The arrival of U.S. military personnel in the country…

_____ (2020-06-16). Corporations Now Love 'Black Lives'—But What About Their Own Black Workers? popularresistance.org Never underestimate US business community's capacity for hypocrisy. | That's one of the lessons to be drawn from the explosive reaction to George Floyd's murder. As demonstrators began flooding streets, corporate PR departments flew into rapid response mode, issuing a flurry of agonized, apologetic pledges to do more to combat racism and inequality. | Such statements may, on a personal level, be sincere: the depth of righteous pain and anger expressed by African Americans has induced widespread soul-searching, even in executive suites. Yet this high-profile hand-wringing is used to uncouple the outpouring of outr…

_____ (2020-06-16). Act On Dr. King's Call To Tackle Evils Of Racism, Economic Exploitation And War. popularresistance.org Martin Luther King, Jr. King called us to address "Three major evils—the evil of racism, the evil of poverty and the evil of war" to the consternation of the establishment. It is time to tell the truth about the US-Russian relationship and US complicity in driving the nuclear arms race if we are ever to reverse it as well as the race to weaponize space. Perhaps, by addressing the triple evils, we can fulfill King's dream and the mission envisioned for the United Nations, to end the scourge of war! At a minimum, we should be promoting UN Secretary-General António Guterres' call for a global ceasefire while o…

_____ (2020-06-16). UN Should Establish A Commission Of Inquiry On Systemic Racism And Law Enforcement In The US. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an "Urgent Debate" on systemic racism in law enforcement. The proximate catalyst for this debate is the recent police killing of George Floyd and many other Black people in the United States, and the breath-taking national and transnational uprising of the past two weeks against systemic racism in law enforcement. | The Urgent Debate is more than opportunity for discussion—it's an opportunity for meaningful action. In a letter to the President of the UN Human Rights Council, I, along with the UN Working Group of Experts on People…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Post-corona world, 'a completely different world': Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that world after the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is a completely different world.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). VIDEO: Iranian, Russian foreign ministers meet in Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Tuesday in Moscow. Zarif arrived in the Russian capital on Tuesday morning after a two-day visit to Turkey.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). VIDEO: Russia, Iran sign declaration on enhancing role of intl. law. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Moscow and Tehran signed a declaration today on enhancing the role of international law.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina emphasize need for strengthening parliamentary ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina stressed the need for strengthening and broadening bilateral parliamentary ties.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Kyrgyzstan parl. Speaker congratulates Ghalibaf election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA)_Kyrgyzstan parliament speaker wrote in a congratulatory message to Mohamad Bagher Ghalibaf that the Iranian Parliament election meets Iranian people's demand and will influence the country's development positively.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). US CENTCOM terrorists' cmdr. repeats baseless accusations on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command [CENTCOM] in West Asia on Tue. repeated baseless and unfounded accusations against Islamic Republic of Iran and called Iran as a great threat.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). EU failed to pursue independent policy against US: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Europeans have not been able to pursue an independent policy against the US regarding the Iran's arms embargo.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). 'Do not worsen conditions, if you cannot make improvements'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — In the wake of the E3 call for more cooperation between Iran, IAEA, the Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi criticized the E3 for their weak stance and measures towards the JCPOA case and urged them to prevent creating an unnecessary crisis.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Report of UN Sec. Gen. beyond his power: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the report submitted by the UN Secretary General António Guterres about Iran is beyond his power, adding that UN secretary general has issued a completely false, undue and out-of-authority report.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). US National Security Council supports IAEA's allegations against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — US National Security Council supported the allegations made by the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran and called for taking measures against the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Hashd al-Sha'abi mounts operation against ISIL in S Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iraqi PMU, better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, the force has started an operation against ISIL terrorists in southern regions of Iraq.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-16). Resistance arms part of our culture, strategic doctrine: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says,"Resistance arms, for our people, are part of our culture, strategic doctrine."

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-06-16). Summer 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert! indybay.org Justice for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter! Multi-Ethnic Unity Against Racism & Police Brutality!

FRED (2020-06-16). Federal Criminal Complaint Links Attack on SC Sheriffs, Oakland Security Officers to Boogaloo Movement. indybay.org U.S. Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo has been charged federally with murder and multiple other counts in connection to the attacks on Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on June 6, as well as the attacks on federal security officers outside the federal building in Oakland on May 29. The attacks on law enforcement officers left two dead and three injured in total. Evidence in the federal criminal complaint links Carrillo, a right-wing libertarian extremist, to the Boogaloo movement. Also charged is Millbrae resident Robert Alvin Justus Jr. for aiding and abetting in the murder of the federal officer. Ph…

Patrick Schreiner (2020-06-16). From the irrationalism of the market to the irrationalism of life in neoliberalism. indybay.org The only thing that matters is whether the market rewards the efforts or not. By definition, compulsion does not come from the market. The distribution results of functioning markets are always just and superior to any other distribution variant, according to Hayek.

Local Black and Brown Students (2020-06-16). Midnight March in the East Bay. indybay.org

Adopted from Bill George (2020-06-16). Should the Centerpiece in our California State Capitol be relocated? indybay.org Sacramento Historical Society reacts to the removal of the statue of John Sutter at Sutter Hospital and is preparing for future challenges, Should the centerpiece in the California State Capitol be relocated?>

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-06-16). Saturday 7/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Juneteenth to Allegiance (2020-06-16). Friday 6/19: Juneteenth to Allegiance: March with us to City Hall! indybay.org Louden Nelson Community Center | 301 Center St, Santa Cruz…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-16). Sunday 6/21: Socialism 101: Reform or Revolution: The Role of the State (online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

an autonomous multiracial trans (2020-06-16). 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.

Steve Pleich (2020-06-16). Defunding the Police: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. indybay.org Nothing is More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come…

Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas (2020-06-16). Sunday 6/21: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (Polk & McAllister)…

David Giesen (2020-06-16). Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…

John Malkin (2020-06-16). 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.

Gay Shame (2020-06-16). Abolition 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.

Friends of Scott, Alexis and Taun Hall (2020-06-16). Tuesday 6/16: Justice for Miles Hall: Walnut Creek city council report on policing. indybay.org Watch online and comment remotely: walnutcreek.granicus.com/GeneratedAgenda…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-16). 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.

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-16). Friday 6/19: #SixNineteen: Nationwide M4BL Actions to Defend Black Lives Juneteenth Weekend. indybay.org SF Bay Area, across the USA, & Online…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-16). Floundering NATO Tries to Surface by Confronting China. strategic-culture.org On June 8 Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the U.S.-NATO military alliance, gave a speech at NATO's new New on the Stoltenberg list is China, which is a long way f…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-16). Why U.S. Is a Major Human Rights Violator. strategic-culture.org The U.S. State Department annually publishes an extremely biased report on human rights around the world. Conveniently, the report omits one of the most systemic violators of human rights on the planet. Under Donald Trump, the United States has graduated from systemic human rights violator to human rights pariah, as witnessed by recent murders and assaults by police of innocent people on the streets of America. Although the United States has historically been more than willing to criticize the human rights policies of other countries, including in the venue of the United Nations, it has bristled at attempts to ha…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2020-06-15). Cut Overseas Police Training Programs. counterpunch.org The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has ignited protests across the United States and calls to demilitarize and defund the police. A similar demand should be made to cut overseas police training programs including in Afghanistan. The U.S. government has long adopted overseas police training as a cornerstone of nation building and counterinsurgency

Ken Makin (2020-06-15). Defund the Police, Invest in Communities. counterpunch.org Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division released a damning report on the Ferguson, Missouri police department. "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the city's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs," the report summary concluded, "contributing to a pattern of unconstitutional policing" and practices that "both reflect

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?>

Alan Macleod (2020-06-15). Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a "Tough on Crime" Ticket. mintpressnews.com Despite national demands for sweeping police reform, Biden appears likely to choose Kamala Harris, famous for her conservative, "lock them up" stance on crime, as his running mate.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-15). Trump Rips up Decades-Old WMD Treaty in Order to Sell Drones to Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com The Missile Technology Control Regime is the latest in a list of longstanding international agreements that the Trump administration has withdrawn from, often to the benefit of Saudi Arabia and US arms dealers.

CP Editor (2020-06-15). Cornel West: What It Means to Be Human. counterpunch.org

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-15). Poland Is Likely to Receive Germany-based American Soldiers to Pressurise Russia. globalresearch.ca According to American media, U.S. President Donald Trump plans to withdraw 9,500 American soldiers from Germany. U.S. troop numbers in Germany will be reduced to about 25,000 at a time when Warsaw insists on the strengthening of American military presence …

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.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2020-06-15). Turkey's Big Bet Has Put Libya in Center of a Global Power Struggle. counterpunch.org The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over. Haftar's dream of capturing Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has been

Staff (2020-06-15). The Killing of Rayshard Brooks: Atlanta Police Shoot Dead Unarmed Man Who Fell Asleep in His Own Car. democracynow.org Protests have erupted in Atlanta, where the police killing of unarmed African American man Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot has outraged residents. The autopsy revealed that Brooks was shot in the back as he was running away, and the death has been ruled a homicide by the county medical examiner. Brooks's killing comes as protests against racism and police violence continue across the country. The Atlanta police chief has already resigned, and the officer who shot Brooks has been fired. "What we saw happen to Mr. Brooks is unfortunately something that we continue to see repeated in our communities all acr…

Staff (2020-06-15). Police Anti-Bias Trainer Shot in Groin by San Jose Cops at Protest: "It's Clear This Isn't Working" democracynow.org As protests against racism and police violence continue across the United States, we speak with Derrick Sanderlin, a San Jose community organizer who has spent years training police on avoiding implicit bias toward people of color, but an officer from the same police department shot him in the groin with a rubber bullet during a May 29 protest against racism and police violence, rupturing Sanderlin's testicle and possibly affecting his ability to have children.

Staff (2020-06-15). "He Wanted to Hurt Me": New York Protester Hospitalized After NY Officer Shoved Her to the Ground. democracynow.org In a rare development, a New York police officer has been charged with assault, criminal mischief, harassment and menacing, after a viral video showed him violently shoving a peaceful protester to the ground as he shouted an expletive and a misogynistic slur. We speak with Dounya Zayer about the attack she faced during a protest against police brutality in Brooklyn on May 29 and how she suffered a seizure and was hospitalized with a concussion. We're also joined by one of her attorneys, Tahanie Aboushi.

Dan Kovalik (2020-06-15). The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police. counterpunch.org The fascist tactics used by our Western governments in the Global South will inevitably be brought home to be used against us. In the case of the US, these tactics have surely been introduced here, and we are now seeing this clearly as our police, sometimes backed by the military itself, are battling protestors in the streets in the same manner that a military force does as a foreign occupying power.

Staff (2020-06-15). We Need a Green New Deal to Confront the Economic Crash and Climate Crisis. truthout.org "Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to 'normality', trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality." — Arundhati Roy, "

teleSUR (2020-06-15). Ireland: 3 Parties Will Rule, Left-Wing Sinn Fein Pushed Aside. telesurenglish.net The two main right-wing parties in Ireland, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, along with the Green Party, agreed Monday to govern in coalition with a rotating prime minister, leaving Sinn Fein out despite their big win in the polls in February. | RELATED: | The agreement covers the next five years, with Leo Varadkar (Fine Gael ) and Micheal Martin (Fianna Fail) alternately holding the head of government. Varadkar, who has bee…

_____ (2020-06-15). President Maduro: United States Is Living An Anti-Racist Spring. popularresistance.org President Maduro said that the US is experiencing an anti-racist spring, in reference to the massive protests for the murder of George Floyd. | "People on the street are saying who Donald Trump is every day," said the Venezuelan president during his participation on Monday in the TV show "Between Values," in which he also asserted that the American people "live an anti-racist spring". | On the other hand, he stressed that historical figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are more present today than ever among Americans who fight for their rights. "They are the martyrs for a future hope, for a new societ…

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 …

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

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 …

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-06-15). U.S. government's legitimacy crisis calls out for socialist solutions. peoplesworld.org Trump lies. Habitual dishonesty, whether it is masking the jobs crisis, the pandemic, or downplaying racism, is his signature feature. It has cost lives and threatens democracy. Trump's lies have never been more deadly than in the past three months. Two million U.S. cases of COVID-19 have been accompanied by more than 117,000 deaths. Experts …

G. Dunkel (2020-06-15). Racism, lack of jobs as workers face social pandemic. workers.org June 12 — On June 5, President Donald Trump was over the moon with joy. The numbers were "stupendous," "AMAZING" and "INCREDIBLE." The Dow Jones stock index was up by 829 points, or 3.2 percent, so speculators who bet right made billions. It didn't last. June 11 saw a decline . . . |

Lyn Neeley (2020-06-15). Woman veteran of Long March, Wang Dingguo °presente! workers.org Wang Dingguo, the oldest female veteran of the Chinese Red Army's Long March, died at the age of 107 on June 9. (China Daily, June 11) When Wang was 20 years old in 1933, she joined the Chinese Communist Party after running away from a five-year marriage she had been . . . |

Gabe Falsetta, Tina Nannarone (2020-06-15). Queens does its part to reform the New York City police. peoplesworld.org As demonstrations take place around the city, state, and country, Queens has also taken to the streets to demand an end to the racist behavior of the New York Police Department. Queens, New York City's most ethnically diverse borough, was until recently the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year Queens was the focus of …

Shelby Seth (2020-06-15). Dismantling a Complex Ideology: Thoughts on the BLM Movement. counterpunch.org On Sunday, May 31, 2020, over 700 people joined me and my friends in solidarity to fight against white supremacy and the institutions that uphold them in the United States. The sun was shining, the wind was there to keep us cool, and love was reigning for all of us. This day all came about

Nick Turse (2020-06-15). Will the Death of George Floyd Mark the Rebirth of America? counterpunch.org They were relegated to the protest equivalent of a ghetto. Their assigned route shunted them to the far fringes of the city. Their demonstration was destined for an ignominious demise far from any main thoroughfare, out of sight of most apartment buildings, out of earshot of most homes, best viewed from a dinghy bobbing in

Erik Molvar (2020-06-15). The "Restoration Grazing" Argument Fell Flat in Court. counterpunch.org Last summer, in a remote corner of the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, in the one spot with just a little cell reception, I sat in my car listening by phone to attorneys argue before the U.S. District Court of Oregon more than a thousand miles away. The attorneys for conservation groups (Western Watersheds Project, Center

2020-06-16: Social Media Postees

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Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
Credit: Cubacooperation A team of 85 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Peru on June 3 to help the Andean nation tackle the coronavirus pandemic. That same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced another tightening of the sanctions screws. This time he targeted seven Cuban entities, including Fincimex, one of the principal financial institutions …
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Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-16
Not content to sabotage Cuba's domestic health sector, the Trump administration has been attacking Cuba's international medical assistance, from the teams fighting coronavirus to those caring for underserved communities in 164 countries.
mintpressnews.com/trump-sanctions-cuba-w…

The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
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 …
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Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-16
"What have the police been good for?" Samantha Master of Organize Black said. "They have not prevented crime." | Organizing Black, the group she works with, had just shut down a street in downtown Baltimore, blocking it off with cars so that others could paint 'Defund the Police' in giant letters in front of Baltimore's City Hall. It was June 12, and inside of City Hall, the city council was considering cuts to the police budget, interrogating Commissioner Michael Harrison and other members of command about the Baltimore Police Department's budget of more than half a billion dollars a year. | "What we know is tha…
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Defund the Police, Invest in Communities
Ken Makin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Local governments have a revenue problem, while America has a policing problem. There's a simple solution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/defund-the-police-…

What It Means to Be Human
Cornel West | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Lecture given April 26, 2019 at the University of Oregon titled "Race Matters…A Timely Discussion on the Fabric of America."
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From Occupation to 'Occupy': The Israelification of American Domestic Security
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
In October, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department turned parts of the campus of the University of California in Berkeley into an urban battlefield. The occasion was Urban Shield 2011, an annual SWAT team exposition organized to promote "mutual response," …
globalresearch.ca/occupy-israelification…

2nd Covid-19 Wave and the US Economy
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
The Capitalist state in the 21st century in the USA today is engaged in a massive subsidization of Capitalism itself on a grand scale never experienced or even envisioned before…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/2nd-covid-19-wave-…

Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-06-16
Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran U.S. regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.
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Establishment parties defy people's mandate in Ireland, agree on coalition government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
Rival establishment parties Fianna Fail and Finn Gael have agreed to form the new government in the Republic of Ireland with the support of the Green party which is led by Eamon Ryan…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/establish…

Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
The price tag for this enormous nuclear buildup, which will occur over the next three decades, has been estimated as at least $1.5 trillion…
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Venezuelan Attorney General Orders Arrest of Tupamaro Party Leader, Indicts FAES for Extra-Judicial Killings
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-16
Jose Pinto called the death a "false positive" orchestrated by the party's enemies.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14909

Annexation of Palestine or "Uneventful Occurrence"‚Ää–‚ÄäWhat Do You See?
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Israeli soldier executing the kidnapping of several Nahalin villagers southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank, including Mohammad Afif Fannoun, on June 12, 2020. | When you visualize it, as I try to, what does Israel's forthcoming annexation of parts of …
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Is the 'Second Wave' Another Coronavirus Hoax?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Just a week or so ago the mainstream media and thousands representing the "medical community" told us we must throw out the "stay-at-home" orders and go to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of …
globalresearch.ca/second-wave-another-co…

Hundreds march to defend DACA for immigrant youth, support movement against police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Minneapolis, MN – With the Supreme Court set to rule on their future, almost 1000 immigrant youth and their supporters marched on June 12 to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. | Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the march started outside of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office on Washington Avenue and marched to the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis. | The march was very spirited, and speakers and chants made repeated connections between the fight against deportation and the fight of Blac…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/hundreds-mar…

British Leaders Have No Idea How Bad Slavery Was
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
Conservative leaders snigger at protesters seeking the removal of statues memorialising those whose fortunes came from the exploitation of slaves. The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, implied facetiously this week that such demands are on a par with seeking to knock down Stonehenge on the grounds that it once could have been…
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British Leaders Have No Idea How Bad Slavery Was
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
It is the tendency of fervent Brexiteers like Rees-Mogg and Swayne to be ignorant not only of the history of other countries, but of the real history of their own…
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British Leaders Have No Idea How Bad Slavery Was
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-16
Patrick COCKBURN | Conservative leaders snigger at protesters seeking the removal of statues memorialising those whose fortunes came from the exploitation of slaves. Diagram illustrating the stowage of African slaves on a British slave ship. Image Source: the United States Library of Congress — Public Domain | The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, implied facetiously this week that such demands are on a par with seeking to knock down Stonehenge…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/16/br…

Hawkish, Gov't funded think tank behind Twitter decision to delete thousands of Chinese accounts
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-06-16
Twitter's decision came after close collaboration with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank that has been denounced by Australia's former ambassador in Beijing as "the architect of the China threat theory in Australia."
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Goodbye, Columbus: Bree Newsome Bass on the Movement to Topple Racist Statues Across the Globe
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-16
As protesters worldwide continue to topple monuments to racists, colonizers and Confederates as part of the wave of demonstrations against racism and state violence, we speak to Bree Newsome Bass, artist and antiracist activist based in North Carolina, who five years ago was arrested at the state Capitol in South Carolina after scaling a 30-foot flagpole to remove the Confederate flag. She says the current backlash against racist symbols reflects "impatience with the pace of incremental progress" both in the United States and elsewhere. "People are tired of centuries of colonialism and white supremacist ideology.
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Israel's Illegal Annexation of Palestine
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising to annex portions of the West Bank, liberal critics here in the US and across Europe are in a tizzy. They have been quick to point fingers blaming this crisis on Netanyahu and …
globalresearch.ca/annexation-debate-amer…

Who Deserves a Nobel Prize During a Pandemic?
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors went to Italy to help the Italians…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/who-deserves…

Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a time of pandemic?
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the Eu…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/who-deser…

Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a time of pandemic?
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-16
A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors went to Italy to help the Italians …
mronline.org/2020/06/16/who-deserves-the…

Convicted US Spy, Sentenced in Moscow on Charges of Espionage
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
On Monday, a Moscow court sentenced US spy Paul Whelan to 16 years imprisonment. | Charged with espionage, he was caught red-handed in December 2018 and arrested after accepting a flash drive with sensitive information from an undercover Russian Federal Security …
globalresearch.ca/convicted-us-spy-russi…

Video: Al-Qaeda Factions Create New Coalition in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Early on June 14, the Russian Aerospace Forces reportedly carried out airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the villages of al-Bara and Deir Sunbul in southern Idlib. Since the signing of the new de-escalation agreement with Turkey on …
globalresearch.ca/video-al-qaeda-faction…

Trump Risks Losing Washington's Closest Allies to Defend Megacorporations that Support Biden
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
The Wall Street Journal said that the U.S. is preparing tariffs against a range of trading partners unless they back off proposals to impose taxes that would fall heavily on major American internet companies. The threat of tariffs is against …
globalresearch.ca/trump-risks-losing-was…

July 1: Call To Action To Confront Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
We know that many Palestinians in exile and supporters of Palestine are, like Samidoun's members, engaged in the uprisings and mass mobilizations taking to the streets to confront anti-Black racism and demand the defunding and dismantling of police and other structures of oppression. Confronting Israel's annexation plans — fully backed by U.S. imperialism and inspired by Zionist racism — also comes as part of the global fightback against racism, colonialism and imperialism. Israel's crimes are backed by $3.8 billion in military aid from the U.S. each year as well as unlimited diplomatic, political and…
popularresistance.org/july-1-call-to-act…

Good vibes by day, wild west by night: CHAZ is an anarchist camp with a split personality (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-16
The Left says it's a peaceful community of activists and rebels. The Right says it's an anarchic dystopia ruled by a warlord. The truth is that the experience in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone differs from day to night. | For more than a week now, a collection of Antifa types, anarchists, 'Black Lives Matter' activists and leftists of all stripes have occupied a six-block area around an abandoned police precinct in downtown Seattle. The 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,' or CHAZ, is a district without police, in which the ideas of the radical Left can bloom, and in which the occupiers hope to demonstrate…
rt.com/usa/492060-chaz-seattle-inside-vi…

Selected Articles: Towards the Annexation of Palestine
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-isra…

Hundreds march to defend DACA for immigrant youth, support movement against police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Minneapolis, MN – With the Supreme Court set to rule on their future, almost 1000 immigrant youth and their supporters marched on June 12 to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. | Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the march started outside of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office on Washington Avenue and marched to the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis. | The march was very spirited, and speakers and chants made repeated connections between the fight against deportation and the fight of Blac…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/hundreds…

Monday 6/15: End Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar)
DJCFPD | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Online via livestream…
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Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist
Lu Aya | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Now Trump is attacking him too…
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Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-16
Reverend Annie Chambers marched for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King throughout the 60s. This month she took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality when Baltimore City joined the nationwide movement calling for justice for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in Minnesota. | The lifelong organizer says that while history repeats itself, racism is even worse than in her youth. "In the 50s and 60s we were taught to suffer. We got beat and shot and attacked by dogs. And you heard what Donald Trump say–get the dogs out on them," Chambers said in a phone interview with The Real News on…
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Food Sovereignty Activists See The Pandemic Crisis As Pivotal For Change
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Disaster brings change, however. Many grassroots organizations and movements are trying to seize the moment to propose alternatives, and in some cases, to begin implementing them. Some are breathing new life into proposals made before the COVID-19 crisis began. It has been a chance for this alternative system to prove its value. "Conventional farmers lost their crop because they lost their market when restaurants closed and the distribution chains broke down," Garcia explains. "Puerto Rico still gets most of its food from outside, so the supply problems meant the supermarkets didn't have food on the shelves. Pric…
popularresistance.org/food-sovereignty-a…

The Narrative of the Leakers: Collateral Murder and the Assange Indictment
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. It was an achievement, it might even be said the achievement, that gave the WikiLeaks publisher and the organisation justified notoriety. Collateral Murder, as the leaked …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-narrative…

The Narrative of the Leakers: Collateral Murder and the Assange Indictment
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. It was an achievement, it might even be said the …
globalresearch.ca/collateral-murder-assa…

Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
This is a summary of a significant recent online discussion about those spying on Julian Assange and figures close to the Trump administration and the CIA.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/15/1883424…

Why Cuban doctors should receive the Nobel Peace Prize?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba has taken an active role in extending international solidarity to nations hard-hit by the virus. So far, they have sent medical brigades to 27 countries to assist in the fight against coronavirus. Due to Cuba's extraordinary commitment to humanity, to public health and to internationalism, a group of human rights organizations and social movements across the world have launched a campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuba's Henry Reeve medical brigade. | On the website of the campaign, the campaign organizers explain "
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/why-cuban…

"Equality Is the Soul of Liberty" Peaceful Protest in Palo Alto Pt. II
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
At a rally in Palo Alto's King Plaza on June 6, protesters called out loudly for defunding the Palo Alto Police Department. After the rally of thousands, they marched a 4.6 mile route through the city.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/16/1883426…

Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-16
Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.
therealnews.com/columns/climate-crisis-t…

Colombians mobilize against hunger and state negligence
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
Thousands mobilized against state negligence, repression and the precarious conditions that communities are forced to endure amid the global health crisis. The protests were attacked by the police and ESMAD agents…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/colombian…

Systemic Racism and the Killing of Rayshard Brooks
F. Elizabeth Dahab | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
The killing of 27 year old Rayshard Brooks on Friday, June 12th, in Atlanta, Georgia, occurred less than three weeks after the murder of George Floyd. Both were killed by a white police officer. It seems that 18 days of protests over the May 25 murder of Floyd did not deter from this new heinous…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/systemic-rac…

Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the World
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
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 forces are in retreat before proposals of defunding while protocols for arrests are being changed.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/trump-at-wes…

LA demands community control of police, Justice for George Floyd and Richard Castillo
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Los Angeles, CA – On June 13, Centro CSO held a protest at the corner of Houston and Soto Streets in Boyle Heights, less than a block from where killer LAPD cop Frank Hernandez was caught on video brutally attacking Richard Castillo on April 27. Protesters demanded community control of the police and justice for George Floyd, Castillo and all victims of police terror. | Organized as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes, the event also celebrated the recent prosecution of Officer Hernandez after a campaign led by Centro CSO. | On June 9, after…
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LA demands community control of police, Justice for George Floyd and Richard Castillo
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Los Angeles, CA – On June 13, Centro CSO held a protest at the corner of Houston and Soto Streets in Boyle Heights, less than a block from where killer LAPD cop Frank Hernandez was caught on video brutally attacking Richard Castillo on April 27. Protesters demanded community control of the police and justice for George Floyd, Castillo and all victims of police terror. | Organized as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's Day of Action to Stop Police Crimes, the event also celebrated the recent prosecution of Officer Hernandez after a campaign led by Centro CSO. | On June 9, after…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/la-demands-c…

Tampa protesters claim partial victory, vow to continue struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Tampa, FL – On Monday, June 15, State Attorney Andrew Warren announced he would be dropping criminal cases against 67 protesters arrested in downtown Tampa on June 2. | On the previous day, June 14, over 200 protesters gathered at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa and demanded State Attorney Warren drop the charges against protesters arrested at Justice for George Floyd rallies in recent weeks. The protest also joined with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repressions call for a day of action against police crimes. The protest raised demands for community control of the police, def…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/tampa-pr…

Tampa protesters claim partial victory, vow to continue struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Tampa, FL – On Monday, June 15, State Attorney Andrew Warren announced he would be dropping criminal cases against 67 protesters arrested in downtown Tampa on June 2. | On the previous day, June 14, over 200 protesters gathered at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa and demanded State Attorney Warren drop the charges against protesters arrested at Justice for George Floyd rallies in recent weeks. The protest also joined with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repressions call for a day of action against police crimes. The protest raised demands for community control of the police, def…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/tampa-protes…

Seattle's 60,000-strong march propels anti-racist struggle in Washington state
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-06-16
Seattle June 13 — Some 60,000 people, propelled by the ongoing global struggle against racist police repression, took part in Seattle's June 12 march and statewide general strike. The march, called and led by Black Lives Matter of Seattle and Martin Luther King County (BLMSKC), followed two weeks of protests . . . | Continue reading Seattle's 60,000-strong march propels anti-racist struggle in Washington state at Workers.org
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Huge anti-government protests sweep Lebanon
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
Huge protests swept Lebanon June 13 as demonstrators called on the government to resign. Demonstrators marched through Beirut demanding an end to the country's sectarian political system, where positions of power are allocated between different factions, and action over an economic crisis that has seen the currency collapse and yawning inequality. A bank was set …
peoplesworld.org/article/huge-anti-gover…

San Diego protesters call to defund police
Michaela Malone | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-16
"The whole world is with us right now. … That's because we have the power of the people–the only power that matters."
liberationnews.org/san-diego-protests-to…

Protesters call for freedom for refugees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-16
Anti-racism Chris SleeIssue 1269 Australia Refugees Mantra Hotel MelbourneJune 16, 2020Small rallies calling for the freedom of detained refu…
greenleft.org.au/content/protesters-call…

The Right Is Scared of the Protests
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2020-06-16
The Right Is Scared of the Protests…
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The Police May Pull The Trigger, But It's The System That Kills
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Fifty years ago this year, I published my first book, entitled Rebels in Eden — an exploration of mass political violence in America focusing on the uprisings that had by then incinerated substantial portions of the inner city communities of Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, as well as scores of smaller towns and cities.[i] Those riots were far more destructive than anything experienced in the protests following the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police and ex-police officers. The sixties uprisings killed several hundred people…
popularresistance.org/the-police-may-pul…

Nightly Rally To Seattle's West Precinct Takes Detour, Shuts Down I-5
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Every night around 7 pm, demonstrators now march from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest to the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct. The downhill rally culminates with a handful of speakers who speak out against police brutality. Tonight, the rally ended with an unexpected detour–onto I-5. Speakers spoke on the steps of the West Precinct on Virginia Street for around 30 minutes. There were no police in sight, only a barricade set up in anticipation of the rally. | Demonstrators spoke on a bullhorn about SPD's use of tear gas, calling it a war crime and demanding justice. Organizer David Lewis talked a…
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Parallels Between Minneapolis And Jerusalem Are More Than Skin Deep
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel's security forces against Palestinians. | A video that went viral late last month of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, killing a black man, George Floyd, by pressing a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes has triggered a fortnight of mass protests across the US — and beyond. | The footage was the latest disturbing visual evidence of a US police culture that appears to treat Black Americans as an enemy — and a reminder that rog…
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WATCH police brutally detain Covid-19 nurse as clashes erupt at Paris health workers protest
rt.com | 2020-06-16
A video has emerged showing several French police officers round up a woman in a white medical robe during a health workers protest in Paris. Officers can be seen dragging her by the hair as she begs for help. | The shocking video, filmed at protest in the French capital on Tuesday, shows a policeman in full riot gear pulling the middle-aged woman by the hair and slamming her repeatedly against a tree in an apparent attempt to take her into custody. | Une femme en blouse blanche, tirée par les cheveux, durant une interpellation, finira évacuée le visage en sang durant la manifestation aux Invalides. Elle récla…
rt.com/news/492063-paris-coronavirus-nur…

Protests good, playgrounds bad? NYC mayor chews out locals reopening kids' parks after cheering on George Floyd marchers
rt.com | 2020-06-16
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had harsh words for parents and neighborhood groups "taking the law into their own hands" by cutting locks on city playgrounds, but has continued to defend the protesters who crowd city streets. | The mayor scolded New Yorkers for busting open padlocked playgrounds, during a press conference on Tuesday at which he reminded reporters that the sites are set to remain closed until "Phase 2" of post-coronavirus reopening. | "We're not going to allow people to take the law into their own hands." @BilldeBlasio says playg…
rt.com/usa/492045-deblasio-playgrounds-p…

NBC colludes with UK thought police to get ZeroHedge & Federalist deplatformed from Google Ads, smear them as 'far-right'
rt.com | 2020-06-16
Google has threatened to drop ZeroHedge and the Federalist from its ad platform after NBC and a UK 'cyber-hate' watchdog denounced the outlets for allegedly publishing "fake news" about the ongoing George Floyd protests. | After initially reporting Google had "removed both sites' ability to monetize" via Google Ads after they were found in violation of the platform's rules regarding race-related speech on Tuesday, NBC quietly stealth-updated its article to refle…
rt.com/usa/492062-nbc-federalist-zerohed…

India summons Pakistani ambassador after embassy staff detained following road accident
rt.com | 2020-06-16
Pakistan's ambassador was summoned to the foreign ministry in New Delhi after two Indian embassy employees were held by Pakistani police, following an alleged hit-and-run incident in Islamabad on Monday. | The ambassador was handed a protest note against what India called "abduction and torture" of the staff of its embassy, officially called the High Commission. The two men were "video-graphed and coerced to accept a litany of fictitious allegations and concocted charges," the statement by the ministry read. | The embassy employees were "kept in illegal custody for more than 10 hours" and were released only af…
rt.com/news/492052-india-pakistan-embass…

US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
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…

Civil Rights Class Action Filed in Reponse to Oakland Police Abuses of George Floyd Protesters
NLG-SF | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
"It was so heartening to see so many young Black people expressing their outrage and wanting to be part of the change, and they were attacked by our police department, that tells them 'don't come out here, because we will make your life hard, we will hurt you if you organize, we will hurt you if you say that there is anything wrong with society.'" | — Walter Riley…
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Friday 6/19: Black Youth Led Oakland Juneteenth Protest
Black Youth for the People's Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
DeFremery Park | 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607…
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Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/13/1883420…

Friday 6/19: Swimmers Floating Protest for BLM
members of South End Rowing Club | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
San Francisco's Aquatic Park…
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Friday 6/19: Swimmers Floating Protest for BLM
Aquatic Park Swimmers Group | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
San Francisco's Aquatic Park…
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Thursday 6/18: What Happened to Tamario Smith Protest
What Happened to Tamario Smith?!? | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
The Clock Tower | Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz…
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Columbus Statue Focal Point for South Philly Right-Wingers
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-16
Philadelphia, PA — Marconi Plaza has served as the gathering site for right-wing South Philly residents this past weekend. Members of the crowd were predominantly of Italian-American heritage, reflecting the ethnic composition and culture of some of the surrounding neighborhoods. | Two weeks ago the city…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/columbus-statue-focal-point-for-south-philly-right-wing-bullies/

Interview with Andy Brooks of New Communist Party of Britain on the COVID-19 pandemic
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Fight Back! interviewed Andy Brooks, General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Britain, on the impact of the pandemic in Britain. | Fight Back!: How are the working people of Britain being impacted by the pandemic? | Brooks: Well the pandemic is something no one in living memory has ever experienced. Thousands of workers, including many pensioners, have died due to the coronavirus. The emergency measures that were eventually taken in late March have now reduced the mortality rate. But many of those deaths could have been avoided if the Johnson government had taken emergency action when COVID-19 first sprea…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/intervie…

South African education minister Angelina Motshekga must resign, says union
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
The Educators Union of South Africa is seeking the resignation of education minister Angelina Motshekga following the spike in COVID-19 cases after schools reopened. The unions had warned against reopening schools…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/south-afr…

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
After Brazil and Peru, Chile is the third worst-hit country in the region and the twelfth most affected in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of coronavirus cases is growing rapidly across the country. The increasing demand for medical attention, intensive care units (ICU) and ventilators, has strained the country's healthcare system. | With a population of 18.5 million, Chile is reporting more than 4,000 new cases everyday. Nearly 15% of the cases require hospitalization. About 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied. Doctors have been forced to make wrenc…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/16/healthcar…

Interview with Andy Brooks of New Communist Party of Britain on the COVID-19 pandemic
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Fight Back! interviewed Andy Brooks, General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Britain, on the impact of the pandemic in Britain. | Fight Back!: How are the working people of Britain being impacted by the pandemic? | Brooks: Well the pandemic is something no one in living memory has ever experienced. Thousands of workers, including many pensioners, have died due to the coronavirus. The emergency measures that were eventually taken in late March have now reduced the mortality rate. But many of those deaths could have been avoided if the Johnson government had taken emergency action when COVID-19 first sprea…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/interview-an…

The Big Plantation, The "Digital Billionaires", the Militarization of Law Enforcement, the Surveillance State
John Steppling | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
European Left-wing political scientists find difficult to understand that the colonial contradiction is at the heart of our present, they think it's a conceptual error, something anachronistic, that the joyful postmodernity — the one that delivers their Macs to them …
globalresearch.ca/big-plantation/5716077

Brazilian Democracy Hangs by a Thread
L.A. Pontes | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
It's hard to admit how far off Brazil has strayed. Less than forty years ago, the country was coming out of a military dictatorship, and for more than three decades stood on a steady, and shiny, path to development. Now again, there's a military president ruling the country, with a military as his Vice, several …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/brazilian-dem…

Cold War Bully: the Life and Crimes of Roy Cohn
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
Ever since the spring of 1954, when I was a precocious 12-year-old kid who watched the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV, I have loved to hate Roy Cohen (1927-1986), Joe McCarthy's co-conspirator and dark twin. One year earlier, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg died in the electric chair at Sing Sing–the single most significant event in my…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/cold-war-bul…

The Return of the 'Hamburgs'? White Vigilantes, the Chicago Police, and Anti-Fascism in Chicago
Joe Allen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
Chicago has seen some of the largest and most militant demonstrations in the United States during the two weeks that followed the murder of George Floyd. Thirty thousand people marched and rallied on June 6 in Union Park, for example. While demonstrators have suffered repeated acts of violence by the Chicago Police Department and seen…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/the-return-o…

Living With Global Warming
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
I modeled mathematically the thermal imbalance of our biosphere, which we call global warming, so as to gain my own quantitative understanding of the interplay of the two major effects that give rise to this phenomenon. This is a "toy model," an abstraction of a very complicated planetary phenomenon that teams of scientists using supercomputers…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/living-with-…

Donald Trump: Finally Caught Crossing A Red Line
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
Donald Trump has crossed many red lines over the past three and a half years, but he has finally crossed one that could cost him politically. The trappings of his fascist march to St. John's Episcopal Church and his blasphemous display of a bible (held backwards and upside down) in front of the church have elicited significant criticism, including from the highest military and civilian leaders of the Pentagon. The military obviously didn't share the view of Trump's press spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnaney, who compared the president's bible-toting stroll to something "Like Churchill…inspecting bombing damage…."
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/donald-trump…

The Rich are Defunding Our Democracy
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
How can you tell if you're living in a democracy? The answer can get rather complicated. Simple yardsticks can often confuse more than clarify. Take the notion that you have democracies where you have elections. Ballots over bullets. Sounds good. But authoritarians have been brazenly manipulating elections — to cement their rule — for generations.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/the-rich-are…

Not the Way It Was: Spike Lee's Shallow Film on Viet Nam
Mike Hastie | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
It is now 2: 00AM in Portland, Oregon. I just got through watching Spike Lee's 2hr. and 35min. film on Viet Nam. I have two words to describe this film: EXTREMELY SHALLOW. I was very disappointed in Spike Lee. I thought he had more depth. Not only did he make the Vietnamese in the film look…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/not-the-way-…

From Emmett Till to George Floyd
Dan Wakefield | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-16
Several years ago a man called me and apologized for taking my time, but explained he had to speak with me since he was writing about the Emmett Till murder trial and "you are the only one who was there who is still alive." I am still here, and I now see headlines comparing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to that of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/16/from-emmett-…

Rees-Mogg's 'absurd' anti-democratic plan voted down
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-16
There was uproar from many MPs, democracy campaigners and the wider public to Jason Rees-Mogg's proposal to shut down virtual government, which ended, embarrassingly as a U-turn. By Josiah Mortimer — Electoral Reform Society: Tory Ministers had initially seemed intent on shutting down virtual engagement altogether. But the absurd images of MPs queueing for a …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/rees-moggs-absurd-anti-democratic-plan-voted-down/

Curious Coincidence: The Birth of Donald Trump and the Struggle to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Thomas Gaulkin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
The 45th president of the United States made his first international appearance on June 14, 1946. According to Donald Trump's birth certificate, he was born at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York at 10: 54 a.m. | Five minutes …
globalresearch.ca/curious-coincidence-bi…

Nestlé's Close Relationship to the Swiss Government
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada. As written in this article: | "Nestlé S.A.'s Board | …
globalresearch.ca/nestle-may-sell-bottle…

The Last Days of a Free Serbia?
Joshua Tartakovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Although it may not seem this way, Serbia is in fact in a far more fragile condition than visitors may imagine. | Elections to the parliament will be held in several days, but the outlook of the country is not expected …
globalresearch.ca/last-days-free-serbia/…

Does Trump Really Want to End American Interventionism?
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has achieved a position of global hegemony, acting as a kind of world police. Washington has constructed a new world order and its militaries travel the world in wars and …
globalresearch.ca/does-trump-really-want…

A Model to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
There may be irony in Morocco now reconsidering and revamping its development model, which is its national guiding frameworks for social and environmental fulfillment. I have long been and remain a believer in Morocco's existing frameworks for the people's development. …
globalresearch.ca/model-achieve-developm…

Global Research Annual Fundraiser
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Dear readers, | For the next four weeks we will be asking for your help to reach a fundraising goal of $20,000. Since September 2001, almost 19 years, GlobalResearch.ca has delivered a daily flow of 20+ insightful news articles & analysis …
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Nestlé's Close Relationship to the Swiss Government
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada. As written in this article: | "Nestlé S.A.'s Board …
globalresearch.ca/nestle-may-sell-bottle…

Israeli Settlers Vandalise Palestinian-owned Property near Nablus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-16
Illegal Israeli settlers committed vandalism of Palestinian-owned property by damaging solar panels, on Monday, in the village of Aqraba, south of Nablus city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official monitoring Israel's colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said that colonists attacked the homes of …
imemc.org/article/israeli-settlers-vanda…

Smashing the Illusion 'Farmer Clout:' Part II
Brad Wilson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
This is Part II Part I is here: zcomm.org/zblogs/smashing-the-illusion-f… (Continuing from Part I.) Specific Farm State Data I've also started crunching the commodity crop numbers for various "farm states," such as states where House and Senate Agriculture Committee members are based. For example, Iowa (Tom Harkin, Charles Grassley & Steve King, Leonard Boswell) and Kansas Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/smashing-the-illusion-f…

Massive mobilization in France charges racist police murder
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-16
Ever since Adama Traoré, a person from the West African country of Mali living in a northern suburb of Paris, died in 2016 while being questioned by three members of the French national police, the coalition The Truth About Adama Traoré has been campaigning to expose this as a significant . . . | Continue reading Massive mobilization in France charges racist police murder at Workers.org
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After Rayshard Brooks murder by Atlanta police, NAARPR demands community control of the police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Chicago, IL – Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the recently formed National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, today, June 15, called for immediate passage of legislation establishing democratic community control of the police in every city and town across the nation. | Chapman stated, "This is really the only way the people will have the power to make the changes that everyone is demanding in the wake of countless murders by police. This is the only way to stop the killings, torture and brutality — a virtual war against Black and brown communities." | "What is it going to take? How many…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/after-ra…

After Rayshard Brooks murder by Atlanta police, NAARPR demands community control of the police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-16
Chicago, IL – Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the recently formed National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, today, June 15, called for immediate passage of legislation establishing democratic community control of the police in every city and town across the nation. | Chapman stated, "This is really the only way the people will have the power to make the changes that everyone is demanding in the wake of countless murders by police. This is the only way to stop the killings, torture and brutality — a virtual war against Black and brown communities." | "What is it going to take? How many…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/16/after-raysha…

The Fight to Protect Abortion Access Amid the Pandemic
Jordan Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
"The governor and attorney general's ban put Texas patients in heart-breaking situations — it was politics at its worst."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-fight-to-prote…

Conflict arises over renaming military bases
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-16
June 14 — The massive Black Lives Matter uprising has aroused demands that the U.S. Armed Forces rename the 10 military bases named for Confederate generals and ban the use of racist symbols — such as the Confederate battle flag. For the second time in weeks, top military officers must . . . | Continue reading Conflict arises over renaming military bases at Workers.org
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Racism and the Working Class
Jack Metzgar | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
We cannot address the magnitude of racial injustice without simultaneously addressing economic injustice, and to achieve economic justice we're going to need the kind of interracial solidarity that's been marching in our streets these past few weeks…
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Trampling on the Graves of Our Ancestors
Ron Daniels | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Trump's Juneteenth "MAGA" Rally in Tulsa: Changing the Date Does Not Matter…
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"Normal" Isn't Coming Back, Prioritize Your Mental Health: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-16
Speaking of which, please prioritize your mental health at this point in history. Like, really, truly prioritize it. Things are only going to get more unusual and confusing from here on out, and you'll need to keep your feet underneath you. | ~ | Keep truthfully saying what you believe to be true in each moment and eventually you will have pissed off everyone. | ~ | Me, a naive idiot: It's a real problem how US police brutalize and kill people who don't obey them. | Half of the entire internet: Well obviously the police are going to brutalize and kill someone who disobeys them, you naive idiot. | Me, now informed…
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Imperialism and India's food economy
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-06-16
The problem before metropolitan capitalism therefore is: how to acquire control over the use of this tropical land-mass in order to obtain the products it needs?>…
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Gearing Up or Dying Down
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Why do our excitedly born movements so often morbidly age? Why do we so often gear up but then die down?>…
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Feds to review cases into hanging deaths of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch
Stefanie Dazio | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday. Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in Palmdale and Malcolm Harsch in Victorville …
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Spiraling Eviction Crisis Threatens More Renters With Homelessness
Carly Graf | zcomm.org | 2020-06-16
Most poor renting families spend at least half of their income on housing, while a quarter of those spend over 70 percent of their income on rent and utilities…
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NFL Commissioner now encourages teams to sign Kaepernick
Joe Reedy | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
(AP) Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season. And, quite honestly, it took too damn long, and cost too many Black lives, to get to this point. The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's "The Return of Sports" special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old …
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Woes of the modern Pharisees: Using the law to oppress, not uplift
Forbes West | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
According to Christian tradition and the modern dictionary, the Pharisees were a religious sect of ancient Judaism notorious for being strict about religious law, and for being insufferably hypocritical. The law for this sect was above all. It was to be followed meticulously, elevated to a standard where the spirit of it–the reasons why the …
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Unions launch massive car caravan for racial, economic justice
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
The nation's unions will launch a massive car caravan on June 17 — and not just in the Nation's Capital — for racial and economic justice. "Facing front line worker deaths, record unemployment and continued racial injustice, working people from coast to coast are demanding action," the AFL-CIO, which led the caravan organizing, says. From …
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US/UK trade deal — what your digital life will look like
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-16
TruePublica Editor: At TruePublica we have taken the stance that doing a trade deal with America, on balance, will be a bad thing for Britain as a country and its overall way of life. America is already Britain's largest trading partner outside of the EU and provides us with a healthy trade surplus. But once …
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Why This is Not an Emmett Till Moment
Myles Hoenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
Why is this not an Emmett Till moment? The quick, simple response is because the Democratic Party is where social movements go to die and this will be absorbed into their own conservative narrative. The open casket for Emmett shocked the nation, the white nation that is. It was neither shocking nor surprising for the …
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Stir Crazy! Episode #54: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-16
On today's show: Director of K-12 policy for the Center for American Progress Dr. Khalilah Harris and author and organizer Jesse Myerson. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com
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1976 Soweto Uprising: Youth rebellion and the burning desire for freedom
Pan Africanism Today Secretariat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, a watershed moment in the anti-apartheid struggle and an event that drew much of the world's attention to the atrocities committed by the apartheid regime in South Africa…
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ILWU to shut down ports for Juneteenth
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-16
On June 19, union members who work at the Port of San Diego will stop operations for eight hours in honor of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation being first enforced in Texas.
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The uprising against racism must result in Trump's removal
Joe Sims | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-16
Joe Sims, Co-Chair of the CPUSA, presented this keynote at the National Committee meeting on June 6, 2020. Watch the report here or read on. Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented uprising. Initiated by the African-American people and joined by our Asian, Latinx, Native American, and white sisters and brothers, millions are saying, "hell …
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Spanish Nissan workers resist company's plans to shut down Barcelona plants
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
Nissan workers in Spain have been regularly staging demonstrations since May 4 against the company's plans to close its plants in Barcelona. These closures will affect around 3,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs dependent on Nissan's operations. This is part of Nissan's global plan of reducing its workforce by around 20,000 people — 15% of the total.
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About Hancock's promised contact tracing app
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-16
By Kathleen Hall: At the height of lockdown, a contact-tracing app was presented to the British public as their greatest hope of freedom. One mobile phone app would safely and securely track those with whom you came into close proximity, and automatically alert you if any of them became infected with Covid-19 so you could …
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Britain tells banks to prepare for pandemic debt pile
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
British banks need to accelerate preparations for dealing with businesses unable to repay money they borrowed to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the national financial sector regulator said on Tuesday.Over 900,000 businesses have taken out state-backed loans worth around 38 billion pounds ($48 billion) under schemes introduced to help companies deal with the impact of lockdowns, banking industry body UK Finance said on Tuesday.Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chair Charles Randell said some of the debt incurred would turn out to be unaffordable and this would need to be tackled fast to avoid hurting a recove…
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Government forced to release shale gas commissioner's deleted emails
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-16
By Russell Scott: The British government has retrieved and released dozens of emails wrongly deleted by the former shale gas commissioner following a nine-month investigation by the Information Commissioner, Unearthed can reveal. Natascha Engel, an ex-Labour MP, left the government last year decrying the government's seemingly prohibitive shale gas regulations as "ridiculous." Engel was criticised by …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/government-forced-to-release-shale-gas-commissioners-deleted-emails/

NATO's Colonization Of Ukraine Under Guise Of Partnership
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an "Enhanced Opportunity Partner," making it one of six nations (the others being Georgia, Sweden, Finland, Australia, and Jordan) rewarded for their significant contributions to NATO operations and alliance objectives by having the opportunity for increased dialogue and cooperation with the alliance. | The main objective of this enhanced interaction is for NATO and Ukraine to develop operational capabilities and interoperability through military exercises which will enable Ukrainian military personnel to gain practical hands-on experience in…
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Was There Slavery in Australia? Yes. It Shouldn't Even Be Up for Debate
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-16
Thalia Anthony and Stephen Gray show how the prime minister's assertion is at odds with the historical record. | Thalia ANTHONY, Stephen GRAY | Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio interview that "there was no slavery in Australia." | This is a common misunderstanding which often obscures our nation's history of exploitation of First Nations people and Pacific Islanders. | Morrison followed up with "I've always said we've got to be honest about our history". Unfortunately, his statement is at odds with the historical…
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Unions must campaign for workers' interests
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-16
Workers & unions Mary MerkenichIssue 1269 Australia Prices and Incomes Accord wealth gap enterprise agreement
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Former UK PM Cameron blasts BoJo's decision to merge Foreign Office and development department as a 'mistake'
rt.com | 2020-06-16
David Cameron has taken a swipe at Boris Johnson's decision to merge the Foreign Office and the overseas aid agency DfiD, saying it's a "mistake" that will lead to "less respect" being shown to Britain abroad. | Cameron, who served as prime minister between 2010 and 2016, expressed his objections to the move on Twitter, moments after Johnson addressed lawmakers in the House of Commons on Tuesday to confirm the major shake-up of Britain's foreign-policy priorities. | The former Tory leader conceded that more nee…
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Interview Most Foul
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-16
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. government of a conspiracy in the assassination of the most famous modern American president, and …
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US apex court judgement for federal workplace protection to LGBT+ workers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-16
The court ruled with a 6-3 decision that LGBT+ workers are protected as per the provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The ruling can protect millions of workers in the US…
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Facebook accerchia l'Africa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Molte industrie e società di servizi stanno fallendo o ridimensionandosi a causa del lockdown e della conseguente crisi. C'è invece chi ha guadagnato da tutto questo. Facebook, Google (proprietario di YouTube), Microsoft, Apple e Amazon — scrive The New York …
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O Facebook circunda a àÅfrica
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-16
Muitas indústrias e empresas de serviàßos està£o a falhar ou a redimensionar-se devido ao 'lockdown' e à crise consequente. Ao contrário, existe quem ganhou com tudo isto. O Facebook, Google (proprietário do YouTube), Microsoft, Apple e Amazon — escreve o …
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Science Saturday: A discovery step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-16
In what could be a step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered how to manufacture cells capable of generating a hormone that regulates low blood sugar. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D. and his team have developed a new method of mass producing a cell product containing the hormone glucagon that is capable of protecting against hypoglycemia …
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How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19
Sarah Jaffe | thenation.com | 2020-06-16
How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19…
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Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-06-16
Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List…
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The Deep Roots of Our Housing Crisis
Rachel M. Cohen | thenation.com | 2020-06-16
The Deep Roots of Our Housing Crisis…
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The Long Blue Line Connecting Police Brutality to Drone Strikes
Robtel Neajai Pailey, Amy Niang | thenation.com | 2020-06-16
The Long Blue Line Connecting Police Brutality to Drone Strikes…
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E3 claims Initiating Dispute Resolution Mechanism out of good faith
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — France, Germany, and the United Kingdom claimed that Initiating Dispute Resolution Mechanism was out of good faith.
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Virus case tally rises in Kuwait, Morocco
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Kuwait confirmed new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, while Morocco reported fresh infections. | The Kuwaiti Health Ministry said five people died from COVID-19 and 257 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. | The country's tally now stands at 36,095 confirmed cases, including 303 deaths, and 28,206 recoveries. | In Morocco, 36 fresh cases and 52 recoveries were recorded, according to the Health Ministry. | Morocco's total cases now stand at to 8,921 including 212 deaths and 7,880 recoveries. | After emerging last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the virus has spread to at least…
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'22% of world population at risk of severe COVID-19'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
According to the study published by The Lancet medical journal, an estimate of 1.7 billion people or 22% of the global population "have at least one underlying condition that puts them at increased risk of severe COVID-19 if infected.""Estimates of the number of individuals at increased risk were most sensitive to the prevalence of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease," it added.The researchers said the study focused on underlying health conditions for considering the number of individuals that might need to be shielded or vaccinated as the global pandemic unfo…
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Norwegian Air to resume first foreign route after lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Norwegian Air will resume flights between Copenhagen and the Danish city of Aalborg from July 1, making it the carrier's first route outside Norway following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said in a statement on Tuesday.The budget airline is currently operating just seven aircraft on domestic routes in Norway and has furloughed or terminated the employment of some 7,300 staff, or about 90% of its staff following the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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COVID-19: Indonesia to reopen schools in low-risk areas
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Indonesia will reopen schools located in low risk areas starting July after months of closure due to coronavirus, the Education Ministry said Tuesday.Sri Wahyuningsih, a ministry official, said in a webinar that the reopening of schools will be carried out in phases depending on the level of education and the provisions of the health protocols."Middle and high schools will start to reopen in July, elementary schools in September, while kindergartens will be the last to reopen in November at the earliest," said Wahyuningsih.She said that only 6% of all schools in the country are located in low risk areas."Despite…
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World Bank approves $1 billion for health, education in Congo
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
The World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved $1 billion in funding for Democratic Republic of Congo's education and health systems that have been weakened by years of under-funding, conflict and mismanagement.The financing comprises $800 million to support free primary school education and $200 million to improve maternal and child health."This funding is all the more important because it will help alleviate the economic and social consequences of the coronavirus affecting the poorest," said Jean-Christophe Carret, World Bank country director.The funding includes $435 million in grants and $565 million in credi…
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'Turkey, India trade grows steadily'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Trade volume between Turkey and India has posted a steady growth for the last two years, a business council head has said."Surpassing $8 billion trade volume, of which $7 billion are imports and $1.2 billion exports, we achieved our target last year," Tevfik Donmez, head of the Turkey-India Business Council of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.The two countries set a bilateral trade volume target of $10 billion for 2020, and $25 billion for 2023, he said."Despite a 20-25% decrease in foreign trade in the first and second quarter of 2020, we believe we will catch up b…
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Pakistan felicitates D-8 states on 23rd anniversary
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday extended felicitations to member states of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation on its 23rd anniversary.In his message, Imran Khan said the organization has made significant contribution in promoting solidarity, and strengthening cooperation among the brotherly countries since its inception in Istanbul in 1997."I would like to extend warmest felicitations, on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan and my own behalf, the people of D-8 Members States," Khan said.D-8, representing over one billion population with a combined GDP of $4 trillion, has tremendous potenti…
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Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold summit on Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Ankara, Moscow and Tehran agreed to hold a videoconference and then a face-to-face meeting on the Syrian settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Tuesday.The presidents of the three countries will discuss Syrian issues in a videoconference and then will hold a summit in Tehran, Lavrov said at a news conference following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif."Today, we confirmed the agreement of the three presidents of the Astana format countries that the summit will be held in Tehran within terms that will be determined considering the situation developing due to the c…
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Turkish forces defuse bombs planted by Haftar in Libya
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Anadolu Agency teams monitored the team in Salahaddin province, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Tripoli's city center.The bombs were defused by the teams in collaboration with the Turkish Air Forces.The mines and explosives planted in the surroundings are made from a specific wire, which is very hard to detect, and are placed near houses and doorways.Some of the destroyed bombs had high explosive impact, which were used in the former Soviet countries, said the experts.Teams took extra care of securing their own lives, and keeping the buildings intact for the civilians.The Libyan army also found anti-personnel and…
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Mines planted by Haftar forces kill 39 civilians south of Tripoli
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Landmines planted by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia have killed 39 civilians south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to the country's national mine action authority on Tuesday. | In a statement, the Libyan Center for Mine Clearance and War Remnants said 71 civilians were also injured by Haftar's explosives. | It, however, did not specify a date for the casualties. | The Libyan army recently inflicted heavy blows to Haftar and liberated Tripoli and Tarhuna, in addition to other strategic locations, including Al-Watiya airbase, from his militia. | The internationally recognized government has been under at…
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NATO concerned by Russia's growing presence in E.Med
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Russia's growing presence in the Eastern Mediterranean region is a cause for concern for NATO, the military alliance's chief said on Tuesday."NATO is also concerned about the increased Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean in general, in Syria, but also, of course, in Libya. And we have to follow and monitor that very closely," Jens Stoltenberg said in response to a question in an online news conference ahead of the NATO defense ministers meeting on June 17-18.He said the situation in Libya was not on the meeting agenda, but could be discussed, adding: "It has a direct impact on the security of especially…
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Turkey assessing damages from earthquake
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Emergency workers are carrying out relief work in Turkey's eastern province of Bingol after two powerful earthquakes hit the region.At least one person was killed and dozens injured after an earthquake on Sunday was followed by tremors on Monday.The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has dispatched 148 vehicles and more than 1,000 personnel to the affected region.In the first stage, AFAD said 500,000 Turkish liras ($73,000) were sent to the Bingol Governorship to be used in emergency supplies.It said earthquake victims were provided with 4,308 tents, 7,200 sleeping bags, 3,300 beds and 2…
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Germany has no detailed information about US troop withdrawals: FM
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
Germany has not received any detailed information from the United States about troop withdrawals, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday during a visit to Warsaw. Maas also said U.S soldiers presence on German soil is key for German and U.S. defence. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, a senior U.S. official said earlier in June.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-has-no-de…

Israel's annexation of West Bank to flout int'l law: UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
The agreement by the new coalition government of Israel to annex significant parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank after July 1 would violate a cornerstone principle of international law, a group of UN experts said Tuesday.Forty-seven of the independent Special Procedures mandates appointed by the Human Rights Council said such move by Israel "must be meaningfully opposed by the international community"'."The annexation of occupied territory is a serious violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, and contrary to the fundamental rule affirmed many times by the United Nations S…
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Macron pledges 200 mln euros to repatriate drug production to France
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
President Emmanuel Macron said the French government would launch a new initiative this week to repatriate production of some pharmaceutical products to France, pledging to make 200 million euros available to fund production capacity."Everybody saw that during this crisis some commonly used drugs were no longer produced in France and Europe. So we must no longer just ask questions but draw the conclusions," Macron said at a Sanofi site near Lyon, central France.Macron cited paracetamol as a drug that would be produced again in France.
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Exodus exhibit to go digital on World Refugee Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
A photography exhibition focusing on the stories of millions of people fleeing persecution around the world will go online on June 20, marked globally as World Refugee Day.Exodus — Deja vu has garnered international acclaim since it was first held in 2016 and features the works of renowned photographers and photojournalists such as Coskun Aral, Guillermo Arias, Yalda Moayeri, and Sergey Ponomarev among others.Anadolu Agency is the global communications partner for the event, alongside other reputed organizations including UNHCR and Amnesty International.Former Anadolu Agency photographer Atilgan Ozdil's wor…
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French interior minister backtracks on chokehold ban
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
In a surprising move, the French interior minister has reversed a ban on the use of chokeholds by the police. In a televised address last week, Christophe Castaner announced a prohibition on the use of chokeholds by police in arrests, and that it would no longer be taught in police academies. The potent technique is one where police utilize a baton around the neck to restrain a person resisting arrest.The minister also said he would hold "zero tolerance" for racist remarks, calling for the immediate suspension of any officer suspected of such behavior.But in a Monday letter, Frederic Veaux, the director-general o…
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US authorities to monitor hanging deaths of two black men
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-16
US federal authorities will monitor ongoing investigations regarding the hanging deaths of two black men in southern California, according to local officials."So we're making sure that we're transparent, fully accountable, and we're gonna constantly be cross-checking each other's to make sure we're right at the right conclusions based on the evidence and the facts that we have at hand," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday, explaining why he requested a monitor and review from the FBI, US Attorney's office in the Central District of California and Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.It…
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Colombia: US Troops In Country Seek International Conflict
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Colombian senators on Wednesday saidthat U.S. troops that arrived in the South American country in early June are allowed to associate with illegal groups and seek an eventual international confrontation. | The Democratic Congressman Ivan Cepeda revealed that the current manuals of the U.S. special forces (SFAB) that arrived in Colombia "mention the function of advising non-governmental militias and illegal partners." | "We can end up like Libya, a destroyed state that has become a field for the multinational oil companies," the opposition congressman added. | The arrival of U.S. military personnel in the country…
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Corporations Now Love 'Black Lives'–But What About Their Own Black Workers?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Never underestimate US business community's capacity for hypocrisy. | That's one of the lessons to be drawn from the explosive reaction to George Floyd's murder. As demonstrators began flooding streets, corporate PR departments flew into rapid response mode, issuing a flurry of agonized, apologetic pledges to do more to combat racism and inequality. | Such statements may, on a personal level, be sincere: the depth of righteous pain and anger expressed by African Americans has induced widespread soul-searching, even in executive suites. Yet this high-profile hand-wringing is used to uncouple the outpouring of outr…
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Act On Dr. King's Call To Tackle Evils Of Racism, Economic Exploitation And War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
Martin Luther King, Jr. King called us to address "Three major evils–the evil of racism, the evil of poverty and the evil of war" to the consternation of the establishment. It is time to tell the truth about the US-Russian relationship and US complicity in driving the nuclear arms race if we are ever to reverse it as well as the race to weaponize space. Perhaps, by addressing the triple evils, we can fulfill King's dream and the mission envisioned for the United Nations, to end the scourge of war! At a minimum, we should be promoting UN Secretary-General António Guterres' call for a global ceasefire while o…
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UN Should Establish A Commission Of Inquiry On Systemic Racism And Law Enforcement In The US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-16
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an "Urgent Debate" on systemic racism in law enforcement. The proximate catalyst for this debate is the recent police killing of George Floyd and many other Black people in the United States, and the breath-taking national and transnational uprising of the past two weeks against systemic racism in law enforcement. | The Urgent Debate is more than opportunity for discussion–it's an opportunity for meaningful action. In a letter to the President of the UN Human Rights Council, I, along with the UN Working Group of Experts on People…
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Post-corona world, 'a completely different world': Pres. Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that world after the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is a completely different world.
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US National Security Council supports IAEA's allegations against Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — US National Security Council supported the allegations made by the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran and called for taking measures against the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159893/US-National-…

Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina emphasize need for strengthening parliamentary ties
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina stressed the need for strengthening and broadening bilateral parliamentary ties.
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EU failed to pursue independent policy against US: Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Europeans have not been able to pursue an independent policy against the US regarding the Iran's arms embargo.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159877/EU-failed-to…

Kyrgyzstan parl. Speaker congratulates Ghalibaf election
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA)_Kyrgyzstan parliament speaker wrote in a congratulatory message to Mohamad Bagher Ghalibaf that the Iranian Parliament election meets Iranian people's demand and will influence the country's development positively.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159876/Kyrgyzstan-p…

US CENTCOM terrorists' cmdr. repeats baseless accusations on Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command [CENTCOM] in West Asia on Tue. repeated baseless and unfounded accusations against Islamic Republic of Iran and called Iran as a great threat.
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'Do not worsen conditions, if you cannot make improvements'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — In the wake of the E3 call for more cooperation between Iran, IAEA, the Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi criticized the E3 for their weak stance and measures towards the JCPOA case and urged them to prevent creating an unnecessary crisis.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159863/Do-not-worse…

VIDEO: Iranian, Russian foreign ministers meet in Moscow
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Tuesday in Moscow. Zarif arrived in the Russian capital on Tuesday morning after a two-day visit to Turkey.
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VIDEO: Russia, Iran sign declaration on enhancing role of intl. law
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Moscow and Tehran signed a declaration today on enhancing the role of international law.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159886/VIDEO-Russia…

Report of UN Sec. Gen. beyond his power: FM Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the report submitted by the UN Secretary General António Guterres about Iran is beyond his power, adding that UN secretary general has issued a completely false, undue and out-of-authority report.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159894/Report-of-UN…

Hashd al-Sha'abi mounts operation against ISIL in S Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iraqi PMU, better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, the force has started an operation against ISIL terrorists in southern regions of Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/159883/Hashd-al-Sha…

Resistance arms part of our culture, strategic doctrine: Nasrallah
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-16
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says,"Resistance arms, for our people, are part of our culture, strategic doctrine."
en.mehrnews.com/news/159888/Resistance-a…

Trump's 'AIDS vaccine' gaffe torn apart on social media — but was it really a gaffe?
rt.com | 2020-06-16
US President Donald Trump is being savaged for praising the government scientists who'd "come up with the AIDS vaccine," with his haters holding it up as proof of incipient dementia. But it's not as outlandish as it sounds. | Trump made the remark during a press conference on Tuesday before signing an executive order on police reform, making a momentary diversion to update reporters on the progress towards a vaccine against Covid-19. Predicting researchers will have "a very successful vaccine, therapeutic, and cure" before the end of 2020, he hailed the "incredible scientists and doctors" who'd come up with "m…
rt.com/usa/492058-trump-aids-vaccine-cla…

WATCH Iran's Zarif remove face mask with relief during Moscow talks with Lavrov, after taking it on & off repeatedly (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-16
Social distancing's no hurdle for talks between trusted allies, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov appeared to show as he arrived to meet Iran's Javad Zarif without a face mask. Zarif was more careful, but soon opted to remove his, too. | Zarif is one of the first high-ranking foreign visitors to land in Moscow and engage in face-to-face talks with Lavrov in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. In recent months, the Russian foreign minister has held meetings only via video call. | When the two officials appeared before the journalists, Zarif was sporting a mask, which he merely removed for a brief photoshoot. Lavrov…
rt.com/news/492018-zarif-lavrov-russia-i…

Summer 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert!
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Justice for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter! Multi-Ethnic Unity Against Racism & Police Brutality!
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Federal Criminal Complaint Links Attack on SC Sheriffs, Oakland Security Officers to Boogaloo Movement
FRED | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
U.S. Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo has been charged federally with murder and multiple other counts in connection to the attacks on Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on June 6, as well as the attacks on federal security officers outside the federal building in Oakland on May 29. The attacks on law enforcement officers left two dead and three injured in total. Evidence in the federal criminal complaint links Carrillo, a right-wing libertarian extremist, to the Boogaloo movement. Also charged is Millbrae resident Robert Alvin Justus Jr. for aiding and abetting in the murder of the federal officer. Ph…
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From the irrationalism of the market to the irrationalism of life in neoliberalism
Patrick Schreiner | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
The only thing that matters is whether the market rewards the efforts or not. By definition, compulsion does not come from the market. The distribution results of functioning markets are always just and superior to any other distribution variant, according to Hayek.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/15/1883424…

LWU Local 10 & 34 Leaders On Juneteenth & Fight Against Racism & Worker Action
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
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…

Sunday 6/21: Socialism 101: Reform or Revolution: The Role of the State (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Online meeting, see link for details…
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Friday 6/19: #SixNineteen: Nationwide M4BL Actions to Defend Black Lives Juneteenth Weekend
Movement for Black Lives | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
SF Bay Area, across the USA, & Online…
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Abolition is the Floor Not the Ceiling
Gay Shame | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
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…

Tuesday 6/16: Justice for Miles Hall: Walnut Creek city council report on policing
Friends of Scott, Alexis and Taun Hall | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Watch online and comment remotely: walnutcreek.granicus.com/GeneratedAgenda…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/15/1883425…

Saturday 6/20: The moral ambiguity of Land Value Taxation as restorative justice
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94355008491?pwd=bHJlOXBXN0Yzb2…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883423…

Defunding the Police: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Steve Pleich | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Nothing is More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/16/1883427…

Chris Krohn & Drew Glover – Interview – May 29, 2020
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
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…

Should the Centerpiece in our California State Capitol be relocated?
Adopted from Bill George | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Sacramento Historical Society reacts to the removal of the statue of John Sutter at Sutter Hospital and is preparing for future challenges, Should the centerpiece in the California State Capitol be relocated?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/16/1883427…

Sunday 6/21: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Civic Center Plaza (Polk & McAllister)…
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Friday 6/19: Juneteenth to Allegiance: March with us to City Hall!
Juneteenth to Allegiance | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Louden Nelson Community Center | 301 Center St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/15/1883425…

Defund OPD: Action Alert
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Today in the early morning, a broad coalition of organizations — including APTP — held a series of coordinated actions to "wake-up" City Councilmembers at their homes and demand they #DefundOPD and #DefendBlackLife.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/15/1883425…

Saturday 7/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/14/1883422…

Sunday 6/28: Pride is a Riot
an autonomous multiracial trans | indybay.org | 2020-06-16
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…

Midnight March in the East Bay
Local Black and Brown Students | indybay.org | 2020-06-16

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Floundering NATO Tries to Surface by Confronting China
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-16
On June 8 Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the U.S.-NATO military alliance, gave a speech at NATO's new billion dollar headquarters in Brussels. It was followed by a selection of patsy questions, but in spite of the trite predictability of Stoltenberg's statements and the eager friendliness of the questioners, enough was said to indicate that NATO is still on the lookout for enemies to attempt to justify its continuing shaky existence. | New on the Stoltenberg list is China, which is a long way f…
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Why U.S. Is a Major Human Rights Violator
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-16
The U.S. State Department annually publishes an extremely biased report on human rights around the world. Conveniently, the report omits one of the most systemic violators of human rights on the planet. Under Donald Trump, the United States has graduated from systemic human rights violator to human rights pariah, as witnessed by recent murders and assaults by police of innocent people on the streets of America. Although the United States has historically been more than willing to criticize the human rights policies of other countries, including in the venue of the United Nations, it has bristled at attempts to ha…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/16/wh…

Cut Overseas Police Training Programs
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-15
The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has ignited protests across the United States and calls to demilitarize and defund the police. A similar demand should be made to cut overseas police training programs including in Afghanistan. The U.S. government has long adopted overseas police training as a cornerstone of nation building and counterinsurgency…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/15/cut-overseas…

Defund the Police, Invest in Communities
Ken Makin | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-15
Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division released a damning report on the Ferguson, Missouri police department. "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the city's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs," the report summary concluded, "contributing to a pattern of unconstitutional policing" and practices that…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/15/defund-the-p…

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…

Will The Death Of George Floyd Mark The Rebirth Of America?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-15
I you had told me that, in the span of a few months, a novel coronavirus that dates back only to last year and systemic American racism that dates back to 1619 would somehow intersect, I wouldn't have believed it. If you had told me that a man named George Floyd would survive Covid-19 only to be murdered by the police and that his brutal death would spark a worldwide movement, leading the council members of a major American city to announce their intent to defund the police and Europeans halfway across the planet to deface monuments to a murderous nineteenth-century monarch who slaughtered Africans, I would have…
popularresistance.org/will-the-death-of-…

Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a "Tough on Crime" Ticket
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-15
Despite national demands for sweeping police reform, Biden appears likely to choose Kamala Harris, famous for her conservative, "lock them up" stance on crime, as his running mate. | MPN– Amid an anti-police movement that has swept the country, the Democratic Party is choosing to run on a "tough on crime" ticket for November. A new Reuters exclusive reports that California senator and former prosecutor Kamala Harris is the clear…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/amid-george…

Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a "Tough on Crime" Ticket
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-15
Despite national demands for sweeping police reform, Biden appears likely to choose Kamala Harris, famous for her conservative, "lock them up" stance on crime, as his running mate.
mintpressnews.com/police-reform-protests…

Trump Rips up Decades-Old WMD Treaty in Order to Sell Drones to Saudi Arabia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-15
The Missile Technology Control Regime is the latest in a list of longstanding international agreements that the Trump administration has withdrawn from, often to the benefit of Saudi Arabia and US arms dealers.
mintpressnews.com/trump-rips-up-decades-…

Cornel West: What It Means to Be Human
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-15
counterpunch.org/2020/06/15/cornel-west-…

Poland Is Likely to Receive Germany-based American Soldiers to Pressurise Russia
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-15
According to American media, U.S. President Donald Trump plans to withdraw 9,500 American soldiers from Germany. U.S. troop numbers in Germany will be reduced to about 25,000 at a time when Warsaw insists on the strengthening of American military presence …
globalresearch.ca/poland-receive-germany…

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…

Turkey's Big Bet Has Put Libya in Center of a Global Power Struggle
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-15
The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over. Haftar's dream of capturing Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has been…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/15/turkeys-big-…

Turkey's Big Bet Has Put Libya in Center of a Global Power Struggle
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-15
M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over. | Haftar's dream of capturing Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has been dashed. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) has retreated from several cities northwest…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/15/tu…

Police Anti-Bias Trainer Shot in Groin by San Jose Cops at Protest: "It's Clear This Isn't Working"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-15
As protests against racism and police violence continue across the United States, we speak with Derrick Sanderlin, a San Jose community organizer who has spent years training police on avoiding implicit bias toward people of color, but an officer from the same police department shot him in the groin with a rubber bullet during a May 29 protest against racism and police violence, rupturing Sanderlin's testicle and possibly affecting his ability to have children.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/15/derrick_s…