Daily Archives: June 19, 2020

2020-06-19: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-06-19). From the Covid-19 Battle Can Come Unstoppable Citizen Power to Propel "Full Medicare for All" Through Congress. counterpunch.org Frontline healthcare, transit, and grocery clerk workers are too busy risking their lives helping and saving people exposed to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to see themselves emerging as the force that can overcome decades of commercial obstruction to full Medicare for All. These heroic, courageous, and selfless people are getting the job done, often without

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-19). The 'Palestinian Chair': Exposing Israel's Direct Role in US Violence. counterpunch.org The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of an African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers is, once more, shedding light on US-Israeli collaboration in the fields of security and crowd-control. From California to New York, and from Washington State to Minneapolis,

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Communist Party of India (Marxist) stages protest against government's anti-people policies. peoplesdispatch.org The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises…

Combined Sources (2020-06-19). United Nations calls for reparations to confront legacy of slavery and colonialism. peoplesworld.org GENEVA—Reparations should be paid and countries must confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism to better understand continuing "systematic discrimination," according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She was speaking at the UN session in Geneva on Wednesday in an urgent debate in response to the killing of George Floyd at the …

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-19). Ten-Point agenda for the Global South after COVID-19. mronline.org In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-06-19). Yemen: Saudi Airstrike Kills Four Children as UN Removes Kingdom From List of Child Killers. mintpressnews.com Adrianne Lapar, director of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said the decision "sends the message that powerful actors can get away with killing children."

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-06-19). Economic collapse and unemployment councils — then and now. peoplesworld.org Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some "250,000 teenagers were on the road." And how many others? By 1933, one-third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25%. The lives of working people were devastated. The federal …

Staff (2020-06-19). Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering. therealnews.com The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California's appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California's governor backs away—but not really—from solar radiation geoengineering.

Ron Jacobs (2020-06-19). The Israeli Defense Forces is a Misnomer. counterpunch.org Unless one defines defense as attacking others with overwhelming force, the Israeli Defense Forces have never been a defensive force. As scholar and author Haim Beshreeth-Zabner makes clear in his just published history An Army Like No Other, the IDF was designed to be an offensive armed force intended to take and keep territory. In

Liberation Staff (2020-06-19). Historic marches in Boston and NYC say 'Black Trans Lives Matter!'. liberationnews.org Thousands rally in Boston and NYC.

Eds. (2020-06-19). Antifa movement: Anti-establishment rebels. mronline.org A day after Donald Trump's election victory, Hispanic students at Royal Oak High School in Michigan were harassed by their classmates who started chanting, "Build the wall!" Once installed in office, the White House occupant announced the immigration ban on Muslims and a few hours later, someone set fire to the local Islamic Center in …

Leslie Feinberg (2020-06-19). Black Trans Lives Matter! CeCe McDonald: the right to self-defense. workers.org This is the first part of an article published Dec. 7, 2012, in Workers World in the series of articles by Leslie Feinberg on the local, U.S. and international campaign to "Free CeCe!" Trans woman McDonald was charged with murder for defending herself and friends when attacked by a white . . . |

Eva Bartlett (2020-06-19). The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn't Drop From a Plane. mintpressnews.com As Syria struggles to recover from over a decade of US-imposed conflict, it faces a new deadly threat in the form of sweeping sanctions under the Caesar Act.

Adan Santiago Plascencia (2020-06-19). Justice for Robert Fuller Jr. liberationnews.org "For them to dismiss it and say that it's a suicide, before y'all even get a proper autopsy, y'all trying to shut us up."

Conn Hallinan (2020-06-19). Tipping the Nuclear Dominos. counterpunch.org If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover," and people built backyard bomb shelters.

Staff (2020-06-19). Why Disbanding Plainclothes Police Units Isn't Enough. therealnews.com There's reason to be skeptical of the NYPD's claim it disbanded its notorious plainclothes units, says Brandon Soderberg, author of the upcoming book I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad.

Nick Alexandrov (2020-06-19). Twin Histories: Segregation and Police Violence in Minneapolis. counterpunch.org George Floyd's murder tape gives sight, if you look closely, of a world little-named in pieces on his killing. Sustained police savagery marks this world, one city bureaucrats worked, long ago, to segregate, and more recently to keep that way. It is Minneapolis. And knowing its linked police and housing histories is crucial to making sense of today's protests. These histories show a city saturated in violence—state-sanctioned violence.

Rachell Tucker (2020-06-19). San Antonio activists seek justice, demand reopening of police killings. liberationnews.org Like in other places around the country, thousands are in the streets in San Antonio demanding justice for victims of national significance like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but also for local victims of police terror.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-19). Speight of Black Men Found Hanged Sparks Fears of Wave of Racist Terror. mintpressnews.com As the nation grapples with long-simmering racial tensions reignited by the murder of George Floyd, a series of suspicious hanging deaths of black men is sparking fears of a new wave of anti-black terror.

Special to People's World (2020-06-19). AFL-CIO endorses Juneteenth celebrations happening across the country today. peoplesworld.org The nation's largest labor federation issued a special statement today calling Juneteenth "a day of profound meaning to Black workers, as it should be to all workers." The statement noted that workers across the country are observing this special day, many of them for the first time. The full statement follows: On June 19, we …

Joseph Winters (2020-06-19). Masks, gloves — the ocean is filling up with COVID trash. peoplesworld.org Are oil companies the true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic? That's sure what they'd like you to think. In a recent flurry of "corporate reputation advertising" highlighted by Emily Atkin in the newsletter HEATED, oil and gas companies, plus the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) — an industry group that counts Chevron, Exxon, Citgo, and many others …

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-19). How Workers Can Win the Class War Being Waged Against Them. counterpunch.org Organized labor led no mass opposition to Trump's presidency or the December 2017 tax cut or the failed U.S. preparation for and management of COVID-19. Nor do we yet see a labor-led national protest against the worst mass firing since the 1930s Great Depression. All of these events, but especially the unemployment, mark an employers' class war against employees. The U.S. government directs it, but the employers as a class inspire and benefit the most from it.

Eds. (2020-06-19). Struggle Theater: Don't let theatrics shroud the reality of systemic oppression. mronline.org America's power brokers are hoping murals, kente cloth, and a series of half-baked legislative reforms will appease activists into giving up the fight for real change.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-19). High Court says California can stay a sanctuary state. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—By a 7-2 vote, but without a written decision being issued, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled California can stay a sanctuary state for undocumented people — a position the state's union movement strongly pushed to passage several years ago. Technically, the justices rejected the anti-Hispanic anti-migrant GOP Trump regime's demand the justices hear the …

Judy Greenspan (2020-06-19). Free Muntaqim, Mutulu and all U.S. political prisoners! workers.org Two prisoner liberation movements in the U.S. have finally awakened people to the fact that there are political prisoners in the U.S. The first is the international outcry during COVID-19 letting the world know that people are being held in prisons, jails and detention centers without personal protective equipment, adequate . . . |

Maxximilian Seijo (2020-06-19). Place, Participation & #Unis4All with Benjamin Wilson. mronline.org Economist Benjamin Wilson joins Money on the Left to discuss heterodox approaches to place, participation, and the politics of university finance. Associate professor of economics at SUNY Cortland, Wilson received his interdisciplinary Ph.D. from University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), where he took courses with some of the leading lights of heterodox economic theory, including …

Ali Salam (2020-06-19). Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org The City Council in occupied Jersusalem informed, Thursday, a Palestinian family of a demolition order targeting their home in the Sawahra town, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital. The home is owned by Yassin Taha Zaatra, and was built 10 years ago, sheltering him and his family. The property is …

Bruce E. Levine (2020-06-19). Lesser of Two Evils: Chomsky vs. Greenwald . . . and the Ignored Factor. counterpunch.org Noam Chomsky believes that it is so imperative that Trump be defeated that he will vote for Biden, while Glenn Greenwald challenges the political strategy of the lesser-of-two-evils dictum. It is difficult to imagine anyone more intellectually commanding than Chomsky, but Greenwald is no inferior. Chomsky and Greenwald are unbroken, rational warriors who apply contrasting

_____ (2020-06-19). 'Black Lives Matter' Is International. popularresistance.org Corte Madera, California – The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th was the spark that ignited the tinder of accrued injustice throughout the US and globally. This injustice has deep antecedents in the US and indeed in much of what is now called the Global South. There is a shared history of colonial conquest of the Indigenous and the abominable institution of the enslavement of African peoples. | What happened has its roots in systemic oppression that has resonated internationally. Just as the police suffocated George Floyd, US unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua,…

_____ (2020-06-19). Barbaric U.S. Sanctions on Syria Are Futile Extension of Failed Regime-Change War. strategic-culture.org A total blockade of war-torn Syria is the desired effect of sweeping new sanctions imposed this week by the United States. The purpose is to prevent the Arab nation from achieving reconstruction and international normalization after suffering nearly a decade of war. | Washington's objective is to make regime change in Damascus inevitable by making social conditions in the country as unbearable for the population as it possibly can. | With cruel Orwellian irony, the American sanctions implemented this week bear the words "Syria Civilian Protection Act". | The U.S. legislation was passed by both parties in the Cong…

Gary Olson (2020-06-19). Was It Only "Fear Itself?": FDR and Today. dissidentvoice.org Police and National Guard Attacking Protestors Outside the White House in 2020 (Erin Schaff, New York Times) "Movement" politics is how the people flex their power, while electoral politics under the corporate duopoly is the domain of the moneyed classes. — Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report While it's myth that after the stock market crash …

Editor (2020-06-19). Editorial/Celebrating Juneteenth during an uprising. workers.org On Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19, African Americans mark the anniversary of the day in 1865 when union troops arrived in Galveston Island to inform the enslaved people in Texas that the heinous system of slavery had ended. The delayed announcement forced an estimated 250,000 African descendants to languish under . . . |

Staff (2020-06-19). Union Leads West Coast Port Shutdown On Juneteenth. therealnews.com Former political prisoner Arthur League talks about the ILWU shutdown and the campaign to free Black political prisoners, some of whom have been imprisoned for over 50 years.

Staff (2020-06-19). Stir Crazy! Episode #57: Juneteenth!! therealnews.com On today's show: Action Now Chicago's Deborah Harris, activist and recording artist Eze Jackson, and Detroit Action's Branden Snyder. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Yoav Litvin (2020-06-19). Living the Panther Dream — An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Member Aaron Dixon. counterpunch.org On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white Policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Captured on camera and viewed by millions, Floyd's brutalization inspired an uprising in multiple cities across the United States and the world. In Seattle, WA, protesters in an area termed "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest," (CHOP),

Staff (2020-06-19). Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back? therealnews.com Despite promises of reform, police are still killing. PAR examines the case of Rayshard Brooks, shot in the back twice as he fled police, and speaks with James McLynas, who says his lack of law enforcement experience makes him the perfect candidate for sheriff.

Glen Ford (2020-06-19). Community control of the police — and a whole lot more. mronline.org Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable.

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-19). The 1921 Tulsa massacre: U.S. 'ethnic cleansing'. workers.org Since Trump announced that his first campaign rally would be in Tulsa, Okla., on June 19, there has been renewed interest in the 1921 racist Tulsa massacre that targeted "Black Wall Street." The rally has since been rescheduled for June 20. Decades later, Tulsa has continued its white supremacist legacy . . . |

Andrew Levine (2020-06-19). Unsimple Twists of Fate in an Election Year, a Pandemic Year, and Year Four of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org What we expect comes to pass far more often than what we do not, though it can sometimes seem otherwise because an improbable turn of events is remarkable in ways that an expected outcome is not. Sudden transformations of longstanding states of affairs are especially remarkable, even when — indeed, especially when — they make

Pete Dolack (2020-06-19). The Political Economy of Covid-19. counterpunch.org Governments around the world are attempting to prop up a failing capitalist system by — surprise! — throwing money at wealthy individuals and corporations, especially in the financial industry. In other words, in this time of unprecedented crisis and economic difficulty, it's business as usual. We were here not much more than a decade ago,

Mark Gruenberg, Roberta Wood (2020-06-19). Latino groups, AFL-CIO hail Supreme Court's pro-DACA decision. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Immigrant rights groups, the AFL-CIO and other human rights organizations hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18 decision which effectively leaves in place the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and blocks President Donald Trump's long campaign to end DACA and toss its 700,000 recipients — the Dreamers — out of the country. …

Aaron Morrison, Kat Stafford (2020-06-19). Juneteenth: A day for national action. peoplesworld.org In just about any other year, Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that all enslaved Black people learned they had been freed from bondage, would be marked by African American families across the nation with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, a soulful rendition of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." But in …

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-19). Colombia's 21st century social cleaning: saving money on chainsaws. colombiareports.com Colombia's president Ivan Duque must be proud of himself. He enriched his allies by killing countless people without using a single chainsaw. One may argue that killing Colombians for profit…

Staff (2020-06-19). How DREAMers Defeated Trump: Supreme Court DACA Win Shows "Sustained Pressure of Activism" Works. democracynow.org In a 5-4 decision led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Trump's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The federal program created by President Obama in 2012 protects from deportation about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Luis Cortes, one of the lawyers who defended DACA at the Supreme Court, says the key to the victory was being able to share the stories of DACA recipients. "What moved Chief Justice Roberts in our case was the stories," says Cortes, who is a DACA recipient himself. We also speak with Erika Andiola, advo…

Staff (2020-06-19). 99 Years Later, Wounds of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Have "Never Been Remedied" democracynow.org President Trump's first campaign rally since the start of the pandemic takes place Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, despite a spike of COVID-19 cases there. Trump rescheduled the rally to Saturday after facing backlash for saying it would happen on Juneteenth — a celebration of African Americans' liberation from slavery — amid a nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality. Tulsa is also the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, when a white mob in 1921 killed as many as 300 people in a thriving African American business district known as "Black Wall Street." For more on this…

Staff (2020-06-19). Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Liberation & Day to Remember "Horrific System That Was Slavery" democracynow.org June 19 is Juneteenth, celebrating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the United States learned they had been freed from bondage. As momentum grows to enshrine it as a national holiday, we speak with author and historian Gerald Horne, who says that while the story of Juneteenth is "much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented," increased recognition of the day "provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery."

pip.hinman (2020-06-19). Sydney car convoy protests bus privatisation. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-06-19). Somyurek and Labor's stinking mess exposed. greenleft.org.au

David S. Cloud (2020-06-19). US Wants to Surround China With Missiles, but Its Asian Clients Don't Want to Host Them. anti-empire.com The governor of a Japanese territory where the Pentagon is thinking about basing missiles capable of threatening China has a message for the United States: Not on my island. | "I firmly oppose the idea," said Gov. Denny Tamaki, the governor of Okinawa, in an email to The Times. | Officials in other Asian countries are also signaling they don't want them. | But Pentagon planners aren't backing down after the Trump administration withdrew last year from a 33-year-old arms control treaty that barred U.S. land-based intermediate-range missiles in Asia. | Senior officials now say that putting hundreds of American miss…

bne IntelliNews (2020-06-19). Russian Deputies Introduce Bill to Un-Ban the Excellent Telegram Messaging App. anti-empire.com Russian Duma deputies from the minority fraction Fair Russia have conceded defeat to reality and have introduced a bill to un-ban the popular messaging service Telegram that belongs to Russian tech whizz-kid Pavel Durov. | Three deputies — Fedot Tumusov, Dmitry Ionin and Alexander Terentyev — have submitted a draft bill to the Duma to terminate the attempts to outlaw Telegram. | The company and the Kremlin clashed after the widely used service refused a request by the Federal Security Service (FSB) to hand over digital keys so the security forces could eavesdrop on conversations on the service. | Tele…

CounterSpin (2020-06-19). Ezra Young on Supreme Court LGBT Ruling. fair.org Media…

Eric A. Gordon (2020-06-19). 'Proud': Episodes of the long march for LGBTQ rights in France. peoplesworld.org Timed for release during LGBTQ Pride Month, the 2018 French "episodic cinema" Proud (Fiertés in French) is now available for a wider viewing in the United States opening on June 19 in virtual cinema in select cities though Kino Marquee. Proud consists of three episodes, each about 50 minutes in duration, focusing on the evolution …

RT (2020-06-19). Beatles-glorified Penny Lane NOT actually named after slave trader, museum finds. rt.com There's no evidence linking the legendary Liverpool street Penny Lane to slave trader James Penny, the city's slavery museum has said. The street was recently vandalized, amid Black Lives Matter protests. | The widespread misconception that the road was named after an 18th-century slave merchant was debunked by the Liverpool-based International Slavery Museum (ISM) on Friday. | Penny Lane shot to international fame back in 1967, thanks to the Beatles song named after it, and its original street sign was included in the ISM's display when the museum first opened in 2007. Now, however, "comprehensive research" h…

Matthew Daly (2020-06-19). Pelosi ordena retiro de retratos confederados del Capitolio. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — La presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi ordenó el retiro del Capitolio de retratos de varios presidentes previos de la legislatura que fueron parte del gobierno de los Estados Confederados del sur. En una carta al secretario de la cámara baja, Pelosi pidió el retiro inmediato de los retratos de …

RT (2020-06-19). Twitter pulls Trump's 'manipulated' CNN parody video after media outcry, citing copyright violation. rt.com Twitter has removed a satirical video shared by US President Donald Trump — a parody CNN clip it flagged as "manipulated media" after the broadcaster saw red over the tweet and following complaints from the footage's owner. | The meme clip, which featured mock CNN chyron and was meant as a dig at what Trump and his supporters see as biased media coverage of his presidency, was pulled on Friday after a company representing the original creators of the video complained to social media platforms, saying the footage was used without permission. In addition to Twitter, Facebook has also deleted the clip. | Th…

Sam LaGrone (2020-06-19). US Navy Lacks 'Clear Theory of Victory' Needed to Build New Fleet. anti-empire.com The Navy and the Department of Defense haven't finished their homework needed to inform how the Navy builds its future fleet, a panel of naval experts told a House panel on Thursday. | The debate in Congress and in the Pentagon on naval power has been pegged on the last assessment of the number of hulls the Navy needs to meet the future requirements — 355. However, the underlying mission of what a newly structured fleet would do is unclear, said the panel addressing the House Armed Service subcommittee on seapower and projection forces. | The Navy never released an unclassified maritime strategy in conjunct…

RT (2020-06-19). PANDERMONIUM: Snapchat yanks cringeworthy Juneteenth filter that asked users to 'smile to break chains'. rt.com Snapchat has removed a Juneteenth-themed that encouraged users to "smile" to break the chains of slavery, something that was quickly flagged by social media users as an offensive attempt to pander to Black Lives Matter activists. | If users chose to use the filter, they could photograph themselves in front of an African flag with the words "Juneteenth" and "Freedom Day" captioned. The user was then told to smile as chains appear and then suddenly break, a clear nod to the day being a celebration of the end of slavery in the US. | The filter was disabled after numerous complaints and removed from the service in…

RT (2020-06-19). EU Parliament meddles into US affairs as it condemns Trump's response to protests and declares 'BLACK LIVES MATTER'. rt.com A lengthy resolution by the European Union legislators denounced US President Donald Trump for wanting to use force against rioters and condemned the "appalling death of George Floyd" and arrests of journalists. | In a Condemning the "appalling death of George Floyd" — a Minneapolis,…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). John Bolton, The Room Where It Happened. ahtribune.com The title of John Bolton's revenge insinuates highly explosive internal affairs by a guy who's, besides the Chief of Staff, the most important person besides the President in the White House. John Bolton was President Donald Trump's Adviser for National Security from 8 April 2018 until 10 September 2019, where Trump fired him. The question arises why Trump took Bolton in the first place. | When President-elect Donald Trump was in the process of forming his team, John Bolton also begged for a job. The reason why Trump didn't want him was his Stalin-like mustache. There would have been a better reason why Trump…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). European Court of Human Rights Upholds Right to Boycott Israel. ahtribune.com "Criminal conviction of activists involved in the BDS campaign boycotting products imported from Israel had no relevant and sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression" | That is the heading on the 11 June 2020 press statement from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), announcing that it had overturned the conviction by a French court of eleven individuals for engaging in BDS activity. | The Court ruled that their conviction violated Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights — the right to freedom of expression — which states: | "Everyone has the right to freedom o…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). Do Not Belittle Protesters in U.S. By Calling Their Struggle A "Color Revolution"! ahtribune.com For almost a decade, I have been covering "Color Revolutions" in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi. | Together with Syrian commanders, I was also facing the terrorists in Idlib; challenged the Ukrainian fascists; encountering Bolivian indigenous elders high in the Altiplano, after the revolution of Evo Morales and MAS was crashed by the U.S.-sponsored coup in 2019. I regularly worked in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Iraq. And of course, ag…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). Foreign Troops: What Is Too Close for Comfort? ahtribune.com Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters jets, flew from Siberia toward Alaska where they were shadowed by US F-22 fighters. The US and NORAD admitted that the Russian planes stayed in international airspace and did not enter American sovereign airspace. | http: //youtu.be/jmqgpkixULo | Siberia and Alaska are close. At its narrowest point the Bering Strait separates Russia and the US by only 88.5 km (55 mi), so it wouldn't take long upon leaving one coa…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). Caesar Tries to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians. ahtribune.com Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about The new law is fraudulen…

Brian Cloughley (2020-06-19). Floundering NATO Tries to Surface by Confronting China. anti-empire.com 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 from the North…

Miachael Arria (2020-06-19). Biden VP Front Runner Susan Rice Has a History of Criticizing Israel…While Also Letting Its Government Do Whatever It Wants. anti-empire.com The Associated Press

Moran Palumbo (2020-06-19). How the Saudis and the Qataris Duked It out in Washington, and Took Over the Imperial City in the Process. anti-empire.com It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn't even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it's worth telling the story of how Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari money flooded the nation's capital and, in the process, American policy went down for the count. | The fight began three years ago this month. Sure, the pugilists hadn't really liked each other that much before then, but what happened in 2017 was the foreign-policy equivalent of a sucker punch. On t…

Ben Aris (2020-06-19). Economic Ministry Forecasts Russia Won't Climb Back to Pre-Lockdown Levels Until Late 2022. anti-empire.com Russia's Ministry of Economy has released a fresh forecast for 2019-2022. The ministry said there will be no V-shaped recovery: after a 5% plunge in 2020, real GDP will only recover starting in mid-2022. The Ministry of Economy predicts GDP growth of 2.8% in 2021 and 3% in 2022. | The Urals price stays below the base budget price of $42, at which point the Russian budget breaks even. Urals will average $31.1 per barrel this year, rising to $35.4 in 2021 and only in 2022 will it return to the breakeven price of $42.2 when Russia Inc. goes back into profit. | That means the Ministry of Finance will rely on the Nati…

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-06-19). Trump Says Should Have Fired Bolton for Botching NK Talks, but Bolton Had Already Sabotaged Talks Under Bush. anti-empire.com Trump now He also blames Bolton for setting him back on the North Korea process so much so the consequences are still felt to this day: | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/12736… | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/12736… | Trump says he should have fired…

Sam LaGrone (2020-06-19). After Spending $1 Billion Japan Gives Up on Installing a Costly (and Unproven) US Missile Shield. anti-empire.com Japan is backing away from installing two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems in the country over technical concerns, Minster of Defense Taro Kono told reporters on Monday. | "In view of the cost and time [necessary] for the deployment, we will halt the process," Kono told reporters, according to In particular, Kono said there were concer…

_____ (2020-06-19). Defending History or Double Standard? strategic-culture.org There is no equivalence between Western imperialists, colonizers and racists and Soviet war heroes. But there is a clear double standard in how demolishing the latter statues is somehow acceptable to Western governments. Because it fits a geopolitical agenda of rewriting the history of World War II to demean Russia. | (Click the image to enlarge)…

_____ (2020-06-19). Heroless America Is Losing Ideological Ground Quickly. strategic-culture.org Right now, as statues across America and beyond are being defaced and/or destroyed by Black Lives Matter protestors it is a good time to reflect on who the heroes on our monuments should be and ask ourselves if we even need any of these pieces of brass and concrete at all in the 21st century. Why does seemingly every country on Earth bother with using public space for the secular worship of dead political and military figures? What point do monuments even serve? | Regarding heroes it seems very evident that children have over time moved from having historical heroes to fantasy ones. It is hard to imagine, that in…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-06-19). Roaming Charges: Nothing But Rednecks for 400 Years, If You Check. counterpunch.org Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps Sample a look back, you look and find Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years, if you check — Public Enemy + Almost every violent act committed by police in the US is already illegal. Making these acts more illegal won't change police behavior. Making these

Global Research News (2020-06-19). Selected Articles: Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | |

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-19). Loose Cannon Pompeo. No Breakthroughs in US-China Meeting in Hawaii. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday, Pompeo met with China's Yang Jiechi. | He holds several high-level positions in Beijing, including CPC Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission director. | Both officials met in Hawaii, the meeting requested by Pompeo at at a time of dismal …

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-19). Modi's Major Himalayan Mistake Crushed the Indian Military's Morale. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2020-06-19). Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's plan to "immediately end" DACA. wsws.org A 5-4 majority cited the administration's failure to provide a "reasoned explanation" as the basis for Trump's decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.

Staff (2020-06-19). Headlines for June 19, 2020. democracynow.org Supreme Court Blocks Trump from Ending DACA in Victory for Immigrants, Global COVID Death Toll Tops 450,000 as Cases Keep Growing in 77 Nations, Navajo Nation Reinstates Lockdown Due to New COVID Surge, "Trump Death Clock" Heads to Tulsa for Trump Speech, Juneteenth: Longshore Union Shuts Down West Coast Ports; Trump Claims He Made Holiday "Very Famous", Atlanta Officers Involved in Killing of Rayshard Brooks Turn Themselves In, Probe Launched over Use of Military Surveillance Planes to Monitor Protesters, High-Ranking Black State Dept. Official Resigns to Protest Trump's Actions, Klobuchar Removes Herself from V…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-19). Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine. imemc.org Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council's resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov's remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel …

Norman Solomon (2020-06-19). California "Berning" for Ro Khanna to Chair the State's Delegation to Democratic National. indybay.org Inclusion or charade?>

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-19). Trump Signed a Bill Calling for Sanctions Against China's So-called "Treatment of Uighurs" globalresearch.ca Leaked excerpts from the upcoming memoir The Room Where It Happened has made stunning allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump. Former U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton, claims in his book that Trump attempted to interfere in a …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-19). Polls: Four Weeks of Protest Have Radically Altered American Views on Police. mintpressnews.com American voters now support sweeping changes to policing; 83 percent want a ban on racial profiling, 92 percent want police to be required to wear body cameras and White Americans' concern over police violence has increased by 50 percent since 2019.

South Front (2020-06-19). Video: Idlib Al-Qaeda Promotes Its 'Successes' in Fight Against Syrian Army. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces are amassing their troops and equipment near the town of Ayn Issa in northern Raqqah. This town, located near the crossroad of the M4 highway and the Sanliurfa-Raqqah road, has been the …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-19). The Narrative of the Leakers: "Collateral Murder" and the Assange Indictment. counterpunch.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

Fight Back (2020-06-19). March set for RNC in Jacksonville: 'We can't breathe'. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — The Coalition to March on the RNC applied for permits from the city of Jacksonville, June 17, to hold a rally and march opposed to Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention. | The main slogan of the event will be "We Can't Breathe — Defeat Donald Trump." The Coalition to March on the RNC will seek to emphasize the Black-led struggle against police brutality under the past four years of Trump in office. The Coalition also stands for a people's agenda — money for living-wage jobs, education, universal healthcare, peace and equality. | The Coalition to March on the RNC…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Russia to assess Arctic fuel spill damage by July 1. yenisafak.com Russia's environmental watchdog will finish its assessment of the damage done by last month's fuel spill in the Arctic city of Norilsk by July 1, it said on Friday.Some 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into rivers and subsoil on May 29 in Norilsk, home to mining giant Norilsk Nickel , in an incident that Greenpeace has compared to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska.

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Eight SNA soldiers martyred in YPG/PKK attack in N Syria. yenisafak.com At least eight soldiers of the Syrian National Army (SNA) were martyred in an attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terrorist group in Afrin, northwestern Syria.From Tal Rifat district, terrorists attempted to infiltrate front lines in Bassouta region in the south of Afrin province.The terrorist group continued to target Syrian National Army and civilian settlements in Afrin and Azaz provinces from Tal Rifat despite a Turkey-Russia deal that foresees their withdrawal from the region.On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order…

Karen Dolan (2020-06-19). The Movement for Black Lives Is a Small-Town Movement, Too. zcomm.org In small towns around the country, often the places you would least expect, people are having protests with signs that say "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe," and "Defund the Police."

Peter Blackmer (2020-06-19). Policing Protest: the Dangers of Media Bias During Urban Uprisings. counterpunch.org Peter Blackmer is a Research Fellow at the Detroit Equity Action Lab, an initiative of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School.

WSWS (2020-06-19). Mass protests against police violence expand in advance of Juneteenth rallies across the US. wsws.org Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Lebanon's people are demanding structural change. peoplesdispatch.org Bachir Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the recent protests in Lebanon in the aftermath of the relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions. He explains the key demands raised by the protesters and how the left has been organizing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). What does the Israeli annexation plan mean for Palestinians? peoplesdispatch.org On July 1, Israel is set to begin the annexation of as much as 30% of the West Bank. This move violates multiple international laws and treaties and has been met with widespread protests.

David Rosen (2020-06-19). Riots: An All-American Tradition. counterpunch.org The most noteworthy aspect of the series of popular demonstrations in response to the "police lynchings" of African-Americans that have occured over the last few years may well be how few riots have taken place. The term "riot" has been widely invoked to describe the protest movement that emerged in the wake of the Minneapolis

John Feffer (2020-06-19). Conservatives Are Comparing Racial Justice Protestors to Maoists. zcomm.org Right-wing "intellectuals" uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter movement have latched onto a dubious historical analogy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-19). Minnesota mass gathering participants eligible for COVID-19 testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently announced that any Minnesota resident who participated in a protest, vigil, or other mass gathering, including first responders, are eligible to receive a COVID-19 test. Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota are helping to support public health departments in local communities and have …

_____ (2020-06-19). City Bar Calls For Investigation Following Arrests Of Legal Observers. popularresistance.org The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to "immediately investigate" the alleged targeting of nine legal observers earlier this month during a protest against police brutality in the Bronx. | In a statement, the City Bar said it was "gravely concerned" by what it called "concerted efforts" in New York, and across the country, to interfere with the work of observers at mass demonstrations protesting systemic racism and police killings of black Americans. | The City Bar specifically cited reports that legal observers associated with the Nation…

Milestone in History (2020-06-19). Columbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill. indybay.org After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today.

Revolutionary United Front (2020-06-19). Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests Pt. 2. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

What Happened to Tamario Smith?!? (2020-06-19). Thursday 6/18: What Happened to Tamario Smith Protest. indybay.org The Clock Tower | Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz…

_____ (2020-06-19). So It's OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones? strategic-culture.org Statues commemorating colonizers, slavers and imperialists are toppling from their pedestals on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of mass protests over the U.S. police killing of African-American man George Floyd. The surge in anti-racist public anger has widened to target other icons seen as glorifying racism and oppression of other peoples. | In recent days, the U.S. has seen

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-19). Statues and Colonial History: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold Fall Down. globalresearch.ca Millions of white people glorify mass murderers because their sense of identity and place in society is deeply tied to white supremacy. | "It is important to name and shame the mass murderers." | The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often …

Rick Baum (2020-06-19). Higher Education, the Pandemic, Capitalism and Power. counterpunch.org This article is based on a talk I gave at a recently held conference on how higher education unions are responding to the pandemic and proposed cuts. It was held by Higher Educators United, a Northern California group of faculty from many different colleges seeking to work together to address shared issues and concerns, something

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-06-19). Dirty Details Emerge as to Why Mnuchin is Fighting Congress Over Releasing the Names of Recipients of PPP Loans. counterpunch.org Taxpayers' money is being used to make the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Thus, the public has every right to know the names of the recipients of those loans. Despite originally promising transparency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is now stonewalling Congress on releasing a list of the recipients. Congress sold the plan to the

Tony Cartalucci (2020-06-19). Why Is the US Still Sanctioning Syria? Beijing Pressures Washington. globalresearch.ca Chinese media highlighted a recent plea by Beijing to the US to lift sanctions against Syria. | China's CGTN in an article titled, " A Chinese envoy on …

Dean Henderson (2020-06-19). The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families. globalresearch.ca The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco)…

Helen Buyniski (2020-06-19). VIDEO: The "Lock Step" Simulation Scenario: "A Coronavirus-like Pandemic that Becomes Trigger for Police State Controls" globalresearch.ca First published on February 5, 2020. In-depth analysis of the Simulation of a pandemic conducted in 2010 under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation. | By now, those following the novel coronavirus epidemic are familiar with Event 201, the pandemic

Carly Graf (2020-06-19). 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…

IMEMC News (2020-06-19). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Tulkarem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Qaffin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after invading and ransacking their homes. Media sources in Tulkarem said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers violently searched homes, causing damage, and abducted …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-19). The US "Caesar's Law" Sanctions Regime against Syria. How It Will Affect Lebanon: Israel Will be Targeted. globalresearch.ca The enactment of "

Greg Mitchell (2020-06-19). New Film Explores U.S. Suppression of Key Footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. asia-pacificresearch.com

Roger Harris (2020-06-19). Containing the Black Lives Matter Movement: Democrats and Republicans Play Good Cop/Bad Cop. counterpunch.org A long smoldering and now massive popular response to injustice has been catalyzed by the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Even Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson concedes, "this was without precedent in the modern era." A broad consensus critical of the coercive police function of the US state is building.

Shawgi Tell (2020-06-19). Current Environment Provides Opportunity to Intensify Resistance to Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Now is not the time to divert even more public funds to private businesses like charter schools. Disaster capitalism has harmed the public interest and public schools in many ways. The nation's public schools have been suffering budget cuts for years and now with the "COVID Pandemic" they will experience deeper funding cuts. Yet the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-19). Reverse Logic: Trump Sanctions the International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca The decision by the Trump administration to sanction members of the International Criminal Court defies logic, in so far as there is any logic to sanctions. As a policy tool, such tools are supposedly designed to target specific members of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Detention of HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas is violation of rights, says top Turkish court. peoplesdispatch.org The Turkish constitutional court said the detention of Selahattin Demirtas is in violation of his rights to liberty and security provided by the country's constitution. He has been in jail since November 2016…

news.un (2020-06-19). New UN report offers blueprint for greener, more resilient world of work. news.un.org Jobs, livelihoods and the well-being of workers, families and businesses across the globe, continue to take a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic; with micro, small and medium enterprises in particular, suffering the dire economic consequences, according to a new policy brief released by the UN on Friday.

WSWS (2020-06-19). Hundreds rally outside sheriff's office demanding justice for Missouri woman killed by police. wsws.org Friends, family and supporters turned out Thursday night in front of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office in rural Sedalia, Missouri, demanding justice for 25-year-old Hannah Fizer.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Bolivians demand freedom for female political prisoners and immediate general elections. peoplesdispatch.org A large group of Bolivians, mostly women, demonstrated in the capital, La Paz, on June 17. They demanded freedom for all female political prisoners, who have been arrested on false charges by the de-facto government led by far-right Jeanine àÅñez, after the coup against President Evo Morales in November 2019. In addition to the liberation of the political prisoners, they also called for immediate general elections in the country. àÅñez has been trying to delay the elections using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext, in pursuit of her imperialist and neoliberal policies. | At around 10 am, wearing face…

Peter Salisbury (2020-06-19). The Globalization of "Fast Food". Behind the Brand: McDonald's. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in The Ecologist in 2011 | In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the …

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-06-19). The elite's Covid-19 coup to destroy humanity that is also fast-tracking four paths to human extinction. nationofchange.org I encourage you to have a ponder. There is a great deal at stake at this time. A human future, no less.

Nora Fernandez (2020-06-19). Colonial History, Gunboat Diplomacy and China Bashing. globalresearch.ca I remember a sociology professor that was Maoist, a girl who belonged to a Maoist group and another one who studied Mandarin. A colorful magazine from China sold everywhere, picturing in glossy paper, clean, good looking youth of both sexes …

OCHA (2020-06-19). OCHA — Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 ). imemc.org United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 — 15 June 2020) Biweekly highlights: Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280.

WSWS (2020-06-19). Bolton account of Trump White House: Another volley in the conflict within the US ruling elite. wsws.org Press reviews indicate that Bolton's book attacks Trump entirely from the right, expressing particular bitterness that the administration did not go to war against Iran.

Jefferson Morley (2020-06-19). Dylan Does Have a Lot on His Mind, But the NYT Didn't Want to Talk About It. counterpunch.org "Bob Dylan Has a Lot on His Mind," the New York Times reported on June 12. That's for sure. In late March, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down America, the 79 year old singer-songwriter released "Murder Most Foul," an epic, 17-minute song-poem about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Since "Who killed JFK?" is

Pierre Dardot (2020-06-19). The Gilets Jaunes and the Invention of the Future. zcomm.org The politics of the Gilets Jaunes are often misunderstood or overlooked, yet the movement should be a point of reference for struggles across Europe…

Melissa Dykes (2020-06-19). US Court Ruling: You Can Be "Too Smart" to Be a Cop. globalresearch.ca Relevant to the present crisis, this article was first published on GR on December 18, 2014 | Can a person actually be "too smart" to be a cop in America? "Considering all the police brutality and officer-involved shootings in the news …

WSWS (2020-06-19). US jobless disaster intensifies as 1.5 million filed for unemployment last week. wsws.org Mass joblessness in the US is unlike anything seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Daniel Beaumont (2020-06-19). Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown: the Mental State of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org The attitude of the media and the American people towards Donald Trump's personality has been the longest emperor-has-no-clothes tale ever told. A man who has been called a "fucking moron" by one of his own appointees, has been routinely praised for his wiliness and his political acumen, his intuitive knowledge of the American people. An

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases. peoplesdispatch.org Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-06-19). Lawsuit Challenges Trump OK of Commercial Fishing in Atlantic Marine Monument. globalresearch.ca A federal lawsuit filed today says President Trump's June 5 executive order allowing commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was illegal. The

Maria Young (2020-06-19). 'We move forward in our fight'. zcomm.org Local unions march from Oakland to Berkeley in support of Black Lives Matter…

_____ (2020-06-19). Hancock promises shielding announcement imminent — leak confirms end July. truepublica.org.uk An announcement on a possible end to the coronavirus shielding programme in England will come "very soon", the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, said Tuesday 17th June, after healthcare charities called for clarity on the government's plans. The scheme affects roughly 2.2 million "clinically extremely vulnerable" people, a category that includes those who have had transplants, are having …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). More than 1% of world population is forcibly displaced, says UNHCR report. peoplesdispatch.org Busting the myth and propaganda claims about the so-called 'refugee problem' in developed countries, the UNHCR data establishes that around 85% of the total refugees in the world are hosted by developing countries…

IMEMC News (2020-06-19). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, into Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, infiltrated into Jenin, and kidnapped two young men, who remained unidentified at the time …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Taxing large fortunes in Argentina: Who will be affected? peoplesdispatch.org The bill that seeks to charge an extraordinary tax on the richest people in Argentina advances in the Chamber of Deputies. Only a very small percentage of Argentine society will have to pay it.

Pepe Escobar (2020-06-19). Nixon-Trump vs. the Strategy of Tension. globalresearch.ca Nixon 68 is back with a vengeance, with President Trump placing himself as the guarantor/enforcer of Law & Order. | That slogan guaranteed Nixon's election, and was coined by Kevin Phillips, then an expert in Philips makes …

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-06-19). Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color. mintpressnews.com Margaret Kimberly and Monique Cullars Doty join MintCast to discuss how Democrats attempt to save face by co-opting justice movements, including Black Lives Matter, and the party's roots in White supremacy.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-19). US to Form Icebreaker Fleet for the Arctic. "Polar Security Cutter" globalresearch.ca In the past few months, the United States has tightened its policies in the Arctic, as several measures show. For decades, Washington has not been concerned with strengthening its military presence at the poles, giving greater focus to other regions …

Fight Back (2020-06-19). July 31 cutoff looms for unemployed. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – In six weeks, tens of millions of unemployed people face the end of the additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits. This additional benefit that helps low income workers the most is set to expire due to its being opposed by the Republican-controlled Senate. These same workers were hardest hit by the pandemic recession, and many face the prospect of their jobs not coming back. This is just another example of how the economic relief has helped large corporations, which can aided by the Federal Reserve, while low-income workers are subject to punishment by republicans who see the aid as…

Richard Gale (2020-06-19). Wikipedia's Culture of Editorial Chaos and Malice. globalresearch.ca Perhaps the greatest farce in the modern history of technology is the perception of Wikipedia as a legitimate encyclopedia. It has none of the qualifications as such but has all of the characteristics of a compromised propaganda machine disguised as …

Sam Bahour (2020-06-19). America's Intifada Must Dig Deeper. counterpunch.org Palestinians' sustained struggle for freedom and independence offers many lessons The murder of George Floyd and the White House's mishandling (to put it politely) of the COVID-19 pandemic may be providing the perfect toxic storm to fix America. The road to creating an equitable American society will be long and hard, but the U.S. civil rights

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-06-19). Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Waited, Disappointed and Now Angry. globalresearch.ca In 2012, a young man educated in the West took over the power in Pyongyang; he has decided to transform North Korea into an ordinary country where people can live decent life. | His name is Kim Jong-un. He has …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-19). China and India Increase Mutual Violence. asia-pacificresearch.com

Karl Grossman (2020-06-19). Trump's Incitement of Police Violence. counterpunch.org Arrogance by police often mirrors the stance of individuals above the cops. I was in Manhattan two decades ago to give a lecture. A squad car with flashing lights was suddenly behind me. I pulled to the curb and got out of my car. My attire included a classic Brooks Brothers blue blazer and my

Gordon J. Brigsley (2020-06-19). Australia: Are the "Chooks Coming Home to Roost" for the British Empire, and Their Treatment of Slaves Around the World? asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2020-06-19). DfID merger — "signals a hollowed out state forced to rely on corporate partners to function" truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Following the election, Boris Johnson wanted the Department for International Development (DfID) to merge into the Foreign Office. This move would accelerate the hijacking of the aid budget into a tool for the benefit of British interests, rather than a means of fighting global inequalities, which is what the British taxpayer has always …

WSWS (2020-06-19). Pandemic's negative impact on Australian scientific research future could last decades. wsws.org Research in the university sector is expected to decrease by at least $3 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic.

_____ (2020-06-19). New Alliance Against China: D-10 Countries Threatened By China Unite Against It. popularresistance.org In late May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom floated the idea of creating a new international platform—D10, or Democracy 10 alliance. The D10 is to comprise the Group of Seven (G7) states and three others; it will be discussed formally at the G7 meeting in June. The proposed members of the alliance are the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.), along with Australia, India and South Korea. The purpose of this alliance is not entirely for mutual benefit. The agenda, Boris Johnson suggests, is to attack China. | Many of the states in the D10 have been hi…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Aboriginal group in Australia files lawsuit over land loss due to mining. peoplesdispatch.org An aboriginal group in Australia filed cases against the Western Australia State government over the loss of land due to mining and other activities. According to reports, two cases were filed by members of the Tjiwarl tribe in Western Australia for cultural damage and loss of access to land in the Goldfields-Esperance region. The case was filed at a federal court tribunal on June 17, Wednesday. | Among the activities listed as the reasons for the loss of land are lands and groundwater licenses granted to mining companies, like BHP Group, and a highway development project. | The case is reportedly inspired by the…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-19). Congress approves controversial bill allowing life imprisonment for child rapists. colombiareports.com Colombia's congress approved a constitutional amendment to sentence convicted child rapists and killers to life in prison amid a major controversy. The constitutional amendment proposed by the government of President…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-19). Colombia's economic reactivation: 'Black Friday' in midst of pandemic. colombiareports.com A plan of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to reactivate the economy turned into an epidemiological nightmare as crowds gathered at large retailers in the midst of a pandemic on Friday,…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-19). Colombia's military investigated over arms trafficking for illegal armed groups. colombiareports.com Top officials of Colombia's security forces are suspected of arms trafficking for organized crime groups, weekly Semana reported on Thursday. A network within the 4th Brigade in Medellin, the Arms…

_____ (2020-06-19). Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks — "a huge transfer of power from people to big business" truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business, to gain control and dominate our lives. Half of our modest lobbying budget went to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and gastrointestinal concerns. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dear Mayo Clinic: I've been hearing so much information about COVID-19 that I'm worried that every ache or pain may be related. I have been having stomachaches and then I began having diarrhea. I'm wondering if those are symptoms of COVID-19 and if I should get tested? Answer: There is certainly a lot of information …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-19). National campaign, big names calling on COVID-19 survivors to help others defeat it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A national coalition, including Mayo Clinic, is launching a nationwide push for plasma donations to help fight COVID-19. The campaign has some big names behind it. Today a coalition of more than 30 organizations is launching a national donor recruitment campaign — "The Fight Is In Us" — with the goal of connecting survivors with …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-19). Plan ahead with an advance directive for medical care decisions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While you never hope to use one, an advance directive outlines your preferences for medical care if you become ill and are unable to make decisions for yourself. An advance directive is a legal document that you can complete at any time. It allows you to decide what kind of medical care you want in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-19). Mayo again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top-performing children's hospital in the five state region including the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. "As in years past, the Mayo Clinic Children's Center ranks among the top Children's Hospitals in …

yenisafak (2020-06-19). UN food relief agency faces funding threat. yenisafak.com Elisabeth Byrs, a spokesperson for WFP, said the food relief agency's flights could be stopped by the end of July."It will hit countries in Africa, where it's badly needed, Latin America, and of course, the Middle East and Asia. All the people who need our assistance will suffer from the lack of assistance," she warned during a UN video briefing from Geneva."Unless donors provide a substantial injection of funds by the end of the first week of July, WFP will have no choice but to ground most of its humanitarian air fleet by the end of July."She said the UN agency's services were of critical importance in view of…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Bolsonaro in China shop: Spats worsen Brazil's pandemic. yenisafak.com Eleven tons of urgently needed medical equipment donated to combat COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil has been stuck in China since the beginning of April due to diplomatic issues, according to Brazilian news outlet Folha De S. Paulo.It is one of the many shipments awaiting bureaucratic clearance, it said, at a time when Brazil desperately needs ventilators and personal protective equipment to fight a skyrocketing number of coronavirus infections and deaths.In a matter of weeks, confirmed cases of infection in the South American nation soared to nearly one million, with the death toll expected to top 50,000 in a day or…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Turkey's 'Tortum Waterfall' prepares for tourist boom. yenisafak.com Environmental planning around Tortum Waterfall in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province is underway to attract more visitors.Located on Erzurum-Artvin highway in northeastern Turkey, in the Uzundere district of Erzurum, Tortum is the country's biggest waterfall.Around 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above the sea level, it is a natural wonder, with its water falling from a height of approximately 50 meters (164 feet).The waterfall attracts tourists both from Turkey and abroad.It is also nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List.With a collaborative effort of the governorate and the mayorship of Erzurum, the provincial autho…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). EU must pay full $6.5B to Turkey: Top Hungary diplomat. yenisafak.com The EU should respect its commitment to Turkey and pay the entire sum of ‚Ǩ6 billion ($6.5 billion) promised under a 2016 deal to stem irregular migration, Hungary's foreign minister said Friday."Turkey has a crucial role in stopping illegal migration," which is why "the EU should pay the ‚Ǩ6 billion it previously promised to Turkey," Szijjarto said in streaming video on Facebook, speaking after a high-level videoconference with his counterparts from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.Szijjarto was referring to the 2016 Turke…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Soldiers among four dead in two blasts in southern Pakistan. yenisafak.com At least four people, including two security personnel, were killed and eight others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in southern Pakistan on Friday.Police officials said an improvised explosive device went off near a vehicle of the paramilitary Rangers force in Ghotki, a district in the southern Sindh province.Two paramilitary soldiers and a civilian were killed in the blast, while two more civilians were injured.Security forces have started a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits, police said.The second blast took place in the port city of Karachi, the country's largest metropolis also locat…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Turk Telekom uses yuan for trade with China. yenisafak.com Turkey's telecommunications giant Turk Telekom took the first step to trade in local currencies through a new mechanism provided by Turkey and China's new swap agreement on Friday.The GSM firm used Chinese yuan for import payments after the swap agreement, which removed the obstacles for using local currencies in bilateral trade instead of a third country's currencies, Turk Telekom said in a press release.Earlier, the Turkish Central Bank announced that the first usage of the Chinese yuan funding under the swap agreement signed with China was realized on Thursday.According to the bank, Turkish companies in variou…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Philippines reports 661 new COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com The Philippines on Friday reported 661 new COVID-19 cases taking country's tally past 28,000.The Philippines Department of Health reported in a statement 460 more infections, with tests results released within three days, whereas test results of additional 201 cases were released after more than four days.It added that 14 more people died due to the disease.In total, 1,130 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 so far in the island state, while 7,378 patients have recovered and released from the health facilities.The Philippines has also reported 28,459 confirmed cases.After originating in China last December,…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Oil heads for 10% weekly gain with supply decline. yenisafak.com Crude oil prices were heading for a weekly gain of around 10% on Friday, as the sudden decline in US crude production, along with OPEC oil output cuts, offers hope that the supply glut will be trimmed in the second half of 2020.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $42.48 per barrel at 1151 GMT for a 9.5% weekly gain after it opened on Monday at $38.80 a barrel. American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $39.98 a barrel at the same time for an 11% weekly increase after it started the week at $36.03 per barrel.The world's largest crude producer, the US, saw its oil output decline by 600,0…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.99% at close. yenisafak.com Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.99% to 113,611.89 points at the closing session of Friday.Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 111,327.92 points. It has earned 1,117.27 points from Thursday's close of 110,939.66 points.The price of one ounce of gold was $1,731.80 by market close, down from $1,722 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.The price of Brent crude oil was around $42.60 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Friday.Exchange Rates Thursday Friday | USD/TRY 6.8580 6.8440 | EUR/TRY 7.6970 7.6850 | GBP/TRY 8.5420 8.5290…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). South Africa's public broadcaster to cut 600 jobs. yenisafak.com South Africa's public broadcaster has issued notices to employees, saying it intends to retrench 600 workers.In a statement issued Thursday, the South African broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said notices of redundancy were issued following the launch of the broadcaster's new Target Operating Model.The indebted public broadcaster said its new model was a strategic renewal initiative aimed at transforming the Corporation into a financially sustainable, self-sufficient and fit-for-purpose public broadcaster."The notice of redundancy will impact approximately 600 employees and these affected employees will be invited…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Russia comes out of pandemic with minimal loss: Putin. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic "with minimal losses".At the same time, a lot of problems related to the pandemic remain on the agenda, Putin said at a video-conference with the country's government members."The most important thing is that this situation [of pandemic] united us all, this is a fact, and it allowed us to get out of this situation with minimal losses," he said.He recalled there are some regions where the daily growth in COVID-19 cases is still high."We are now talking about positive trends and positive examples. But we must not f…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Iran reports 120 more deaths related to coronavirus. yenisafak.com Iran on Friday confirmed 120 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 9,392.Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said a further 2,615 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 200,262.A total of 159,192 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said, adding that 2,833 remain at hospitals in critical conditions.Over 1.37 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari said.Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the southwestern Khuzestan provi…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Turkey neutralizes three terrorists in N. Iraq operation. yenisafak.com Turkish army on Friday neutralized three terrorists as part of Operation Claw-Tiger in northern Iraq, security sources said.Operation Claw-Tiger is being carried out in line with Turkey's legitimate defense rights arising from the international law, and is oriented against the PKK and other terrorist elements that have recently escalated harassment and attacks on Turkish security posts and base areas, threatening the security of border and civilians.The operation is continuing successfully.Operation Claw-Tiger, launched right after Operation Claw-Eagle, has been destroying terrorist targets in Haftanin, northern…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). India reports record rise in coronavirus cases as major city locks down. yenisafak.com India reported a record daily jump in the number of novel coronavirus cases on Friday as the southern city of Chennai locked down following fresh outbreaks there.Given India's high population density, experts have long worried that a sustained COVID-19 outbreak would lead to pressure on its stretched healthcare system.Prime Minister Narendra Modi lifted most restrictions that were part of a nearly three-month nationwide lockdown on June 8, despite the continuing rise in cases.Data from India's federal health ministry on Friday showed an additional 13,500 cases over the previous 24 hours, with over 300 deaths.Indi…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Spain increases coronavirus death toll to over 28,000. yenisafak.com Spain reported on Friday a total of 28,313 coronavirus deaths as of Thursday, after adjusting its database to avoid duplications and errors, a health ministry official said.The death toll series had not been updated since June 7, when Spain reported 27,136 deaths, while the country was implementing a new methodology for logging deaths and cases.

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Two wanted Daesh terrorists caught in SE Turkey. yenisafak.com Two women, both Russian citizens, who were wanted by Interpol for being members of the Daesh terrorist group, were arrested in Turkey's southeast in a joint operation by Turkish security and intelligence units on Friday.After being tipped off that a group of terrorists from Syria's war zones were entering Turkey illegally, an operation was conducted in coordination with the prosecutor's office in Kilis province.In the joint operation by police and the National Intelligence Organization, two women were apprehended in the central district of Kilis.The suspects were identified by the initials S.K (29) and R.E. (33),…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). Dealing with pandemic, economy ahead of ASEAN Summit. yenisafak.com "So far, they have not share any specific agenda, but I am sure that the coronavirus handling in the region will be the top priority," Retno Marsudi said at a teleconference in Jakarta on Thursday.As of Friday, ASEAN countries have confirmed more than 123,000 cases of COVID-19, while Indonesia remains the worst-hit country with 43,803 cases so far.The summit, which was supposed to be held in Vietnam on June 27-28, was canceled as member states struggle to contain the pandemic and it will be held virtually on June 26.Apart from the coronavirus, leaders of the regional bloc will also discuss about developments in r…

yenisafak (2020-06-19). EU extends sanctions on Russia: Merkel. yenisafak.com EU leaders have agreed to extend diplomatic and economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. | Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, after a videoconference meeting of EU leaders, Merkel criticized Russia for not taking sufficient steps to implement the 2015 Minsk agreement, aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine. | "In today's European Council meeting we decided to extend these sanctions for another six months," Merkel said. | The sanctions were first imposed in 2014 in response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and were later expand…

_____ (2020-06-19). Juneteenth: Strike For Black Lives. popularresistance.org We are calling for disruptive actions aimed at shutting down the city: Strikes, sick-outs, blockades, occupations, and spontaneous marches. | We've watched a wave of grieving and rebellion take hold of the nation, and we say it's about time. We seek justice for Terrence Sterling, Jeffery Price, D'Quann Young, Marquees Alston, Miriam Carey, and Ralphael Briscoe, as well as the many hundreds of Black people who have been killed by MPD, ICE, or other white men with badges and guns. | We remember families separated by prison walls and by state borders. We mourn all the community members we've lost doing sex work, def…

_____ (2020-06-19). Lost Manuscript Of Eyewitness Account Of Tulsa Race Massacre. popularresistance.org With President Trump holding a campaign rally in Tulsa, OK on June 20, 2020, we thought it would be good to republish this article on the Tulsa Massacre, often referred to as the Tulsa Race Riot. It was a white rampage in the successful black community of Rosewood, also known as Black Wall Street. No one knows how many people were killed in the massacre but "the vast majority of Tulsa's African American population had been made homeless by the event." The white race riot began around a false charge of a white woman being raped by a back man, and conflicts between white and black people at the courthouse, with whi…

_____ (2020-06-19). At Least 2,000 More Black Americans Were Lynched Than Previously Reported. popularresistance.org White mobs and individuals lynched at least 2,000 more Black Americans than previously documented, according to a new report from the Equal Justice Initiative. | The report, released Tuesday, documents confirmed lynchings during the Reconstruction era, from 1865 to 1876, after the end of the Civil War and Black Americans' emancipation from slavery. The group's previous report on the subject, from 2015, detailed 4,500 racial terror lynchings from 1877 to 1950 — adding up to nearly 6,500 confirmed lynchings of Black people in the U.S. from 1865 to 1950. | EJI notes that thousands more lynchings "may never be…

_____ (2020-06-19). The Black New Yorker Who Led The Charge Against Police Violence In The 1830s. popularresistance.org At the apex of the kidnapping club were two members of the New York police force, Tobias Boudinot and Daniel D. Nash. Both had grown up in or near Manhattan and they shared a deep disdain for Black people. Like all members of the police force, Boudinot and Nash were poorly paid, inadequately trained, and largely uneducated. Boudinot in particular was constantly in debt, sued by creditors and desperate for the extra money he could make by capturing runaway enslaved people who had managed, against tremendous odds, to escape southern bondage and forge new lives in New York. The nation's founding document, the Consti…

Brenda Norrell (2020-06-19). Navajo volunteers race with food and water as governments fail. indybay.org When a young Dine' man asked if anyone needed water and supplies, there were more than 100 responses. They are the blind, those without water, and those in hogans without phones. They are the young people living in tents in quarantine, they are the families living in tents.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-19). Digital innovation and Queen's honours: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (2020-06-19). Friday 6/19: Juneteenth Film Discussion of 'Suppressed: The Fight To Vote'. indybay.org Online via zoom…

United Front Against Displacement (2020-06-19). Monday 6/22: Houseless Community Mounts Defense Against Illegal Eviction. indybay.org Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza | Oakland, CA 94612…

Oakland Privacy (2020-06-19). Wednesday 7/15: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump and Pandemic. indybay.org Online via Zoom. | Check here: oaklandprivacy.org/next-meeting/ starting a few days before the meeting.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-19). In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Oakland McDonald employees take legal action. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

Justice for Chinedu and others (2020-06-19). Sunday 6/21: Defund the Police State: Call to Divert Police Funds to Communities of San Mateo County. indybay.org Courthouse Square | 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063…

Nathan Sheard, EFF (2020-06-19). Victory! New York's City Council Passes the POST Act. indybay.org

Ilona Gazarova (2020-06-19). Friday 6/26: United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. indybay.org Advocacy for Humankind is Hosting an Event for United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

United We Dream & others (2020-06-19). Monday 6/22: #HomeIsHere DACA Digital Rally hosted by United We Dream. indybay.org Online rally…

Norbert Trenkle (2020-06-19). Climate crisis and social transformation in the age of Corona. indybay.org Material wealth in the form of useful things and utilities is only a means subordinated to the objective of capital accumulation and is sacrificed when that objective can no longer be achieved… Without the state, capitalist society would fly apart immediately. The state, however, is an essential precondition for abstract wealth production and dependent on it.

Adopted from Bill George (2020-06-19). 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?>

Lynda Carson (2020-06-19). Wheaton Mayor signs Pride Week proclamation after making $1,000 Jeanne Ives contribution. indybay.org Pride Week Proclamation Signed By Mayor:…

Nestor Machno (2020-06-19). Millions of Black People slaughtered in Congo – for cellphones! indybay.org BLM is a pretty cool movement but why is it stopping in the 1st World? | Are smartphones more important than African Lives?>

Robert Norse (2020-06-19). The Questions Grow More Pressing. indybay.org I've been persistently raising issues of police abuse with the SCPD. Most recently, I sent a letter to Chief Andy Mills with a variety of questions, following up on issues raised months (and often years) ago. He roplied. I responded to his reply a few days ago. So far no reply.

Santa Cruz Police News (2020-06-19). "I Can't Breathe": Remembering David Cross, Killed by Corrections Officers in Santa Cruz County Jail. indybay.org David Cross, a 44-year-old local plumber, was killed on September 18, 2005 in Santa Cruz County Jail while experiencing a mental health crisis. Corrections officers who responded that day to address his health issues decided Cross needed to be restrained, so they sat on his back as he lay on his stomach and "hog tied" him on the floor of the jail. Cross screamed, "I can't breathe," "I'm going to die," and "Please get off me," before his body went limp after 3 1/2 minutes of being restrained. Fast forward to 2020, and it is likely that many will see the killing of David Cross in a new light. The world is currently…

Palo_Alto_Action_4 _Justice (2020-06-19). Friday 6/19: Defend Black Lives Event in Palo Alto. indybay.org Palo Alto City Hall's King Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-19). PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for wildfire deaths. indybay.org With the help of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Pacific Gas & Electric receives a mere slap on the wrist for what has been deemed the deadliest US corporate crime ever prosecuted.

SIREN & other groups (2020-06-19). Thursday 6/18: #HomeIsHere: Car Caravans for DACA SCOTUS Decision & BLM in SF Bay Area. indybay.org Caravans in San Fransisco, San Jose, Oakland and throughout CA…

Dwight A Ost (2020-06-19). Friday 6/19: Workers' Collective Mourns Victims of Covid19 and Broken Promise of Emancipation. indybay.org AMAZON FULFILLMENT CTR-6015 Giant Hwy-Richmond CA…

Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas (2020-06-19). Sunday 6/21: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (Polk & McAllister)…

FRED (2020-06-19). 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…

Steve Pleich (2020-06-19). Defunding the Police: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. indybay.org Nothing is More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come…

2020-06-19: Social Media Postees

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From the Covid-19 Battle Can Come Unstoppable Citizen Power to Propel "Full Medicare for All" Through Congress
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Frontline healthcare, transit, and grocery clerk workers are too busy risking their lives helping and saving people exposed to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to see themselves emerging as the force that can overcome decades of commercial obstruction to full Medicare for All. These heroic, courageous, and selfless people are getting the job done, often without…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/from-the-cov…

The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn't Drop From a Plane
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-19
As Syria struggles to recover from over a decade of US-imposed conflict, it faces a new deadly threat in the form of sweeping sanctions under the Caesar Act.
mintpressnews.com/caesar-act-latest-west…

Loose Cannon Pompeo. No Breakthroughs in US-China Meeting in Hawaii
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
On Wednesday, Pompeo met with China's Yang Jiechi. | He holds several high-level positions in Beijing, including CPC Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission director. | Both officials met in Hawaii, the meeting requested by Pompeo at at a time of dismal …
globalresearch.ca/no-breakthroughs-us-ch…

Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-19
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council's resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov's remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel …
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How Workers Can Win the Class War Being Waged Against Them
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Organized labor led no mass opposition to Trump's presidency or the December 2017 tax cut or the failed U.S. preparation for and management of COVID-19. Nor do we yet see a labor-led national protest against the worst mass firing since the 1930s Great Depression. All of these events, but especially the unemployment, mark an employers' class war against employees. The U.S. government directs it, but the employers as a class inspire and benefit the most from it.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/how-workers-…

United Nations calls for reparations to confront legacy of slavery and colonialism
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
GENEVA–Reparations should be paid and countries must confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism to better understand continuing "systematic discrimination," according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She was speaking at the UN session in Geneva on Wednesday in an urgent debate in response to the killing of George Floyd at the …
peoplesworld.org/article/united-nations-…

Ten-Point agenda for the Global South after COVID-19
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-19
In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
mronline.org/2020/06/19/ten-point-agenda…

Latino groups, AFL-CIO hail Supreme Court's pro-DACA decision
Mark Gruenberg, Roberta Wood | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
WASHINGTON–Immigrant rights groups, the AFL-CIO and other human rights organizations hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18 decision which effectively leaves in place the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and blocks President Donald Trump's long campaign to end DACA and toss its 700,000 recipients — the Dreamers — out of the country. …
peoplesworld.org/article/latino-groups-a…

Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-19
The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California's appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California's governor backs away–but not really–from solar radiation geoengineering.
therealnews.com/columns/climate-crisis-k…

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's plan to "immediately end" DACA
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
A 5-4 majority cited the administration's failure to provide a "reasoned explanation" as the basis for Trump's decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/supr…

High Court says California can stay a sanctuary state
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
WASHINGTON–By a 7-2 vote, but without a written decision being issued, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled California can stay a sanctuary state for undocumented people — a position the state's union movement strongly pushed to passage several years ago. Technically, the justices rejected the anti-Hispanic anti-migrant GOP Trump regime's demand the justices hear the …
peoplesworld.org/article/high-court-says…

Modi's Major Himalayan Mistake Crushed the Indian Military's Morale
Andrew Korybko | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-19
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Yemen: Saudi Airstrike Kills Four Children as UN Removes Kingdom From List of Child Killers
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-19
Adrianne Lapar, director of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said the decision "sends the message that powerful actors can get away with killing children."
mintpressnews.com/yemen-airstrike-kills-…

The 'Palestinian Chair': Exposing Israel's Direct Role in US Violence
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of an African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers is, once more, shedding light on US-Israeli collaboration in the fields of security and crowd-control. From California to New York, and from Washington State to Minneapolis,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/the-palestin…

Communist Party of India (Marxist) stages protest against government's anti-people policies
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/communist…

Polls: Four Weeks of Protest Have Radically Altered American Views on Police
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-19
American voters now support sweeping changes to policing; 83 percent want a ban on racial profiling, 92 percent want police to be required to wear body cameras and White Americans' concern over police violence has increased by 50 percent since 2019.
mintpressnews.com/polls-four-weeks-of-pr…

Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Occupied Jerusalem
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-19
The City Council in occupied Jersusalem informed, Thursday, a Palestinian family of a demolition order targeting their home in the Sawahra town, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital. The home is owned by Yassin Taha Zaatra, and was built 10 years ago, sheltering him and his family. The property is …
imemc.org/article/israel-to-demolish-a-p…

Trump Signed a Bill Calling for Sanctions Against China's So-called "Treatment of Uighurs"
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Leaked excerpts from the upcoming memoir The Room Where It Happened has made stunning allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump. Former U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton, claims in his book that Trump attempted to interfere in a …
globalresearch.ca/trump-signed-bill-call…

How DREAMers Defeated Trump: Supreme Court DACA Win Shows "Sustained Pressure of Activism" Works
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-19
In a 5-4 decision led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Trump's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The federal program created by President Obama in 2012 protects from deportation about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Luis Cortes, one of the lawyers who defended DACA at the Supreme Court, says the key to the victory was being able to share the stories of DACA recipients. "What moved Chief Justice Roberts in our case was the stories," says Cortes, who is a DACA recipient himself. We also speak with Erika Andiola, advo…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/19/daca_scot…

99 Years Later, Wounds of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Have "Never Been Remedied"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-19
President Trump's first campaign rally since the start of the pandemic takes place Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, despite a spike of COVID-19 cases there. Trump rescheduled the rally to Saturday after facing backlash for saying it would happen on Juneteenth — a celebration of African Americans' liberation from slavery — amid a nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality. Tulsa is also the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, when a white mob in 1921 killed as many as 300 people in a thriving African American business district known as "Black Wall Street." For more on this…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/19/tulsa_okl…

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Liberation & Day to Remember "Horrific System That Was Slavery"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-19
June 19 is Juneteenth, celebrating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the United States learned they had been freed from bondage. As momentum grows to enshrine it as a national holiday, we speak with author and historian Gerald Horne, who says that while the story of Juneteenth is "much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented," increased recognition of the day "provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/19/juneteent…

Ezra Young on Supreme Court LGBT Ruling
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-06-19
Media…
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Lesser of Two Evils: Chomsky vs. Greenwald . . . and the Ignored Factor
Bruce E. Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Noam Chomsky believes that it is so imperative that Trump be defeated that he will vote for Biden, while Glenn Greenwald challenges the political strategy of the lesser-of-two-evils dictum. It is difficult to imagine anyone more intellectually commanding than Chomsky, but Greenwald is no inferior. Chomsky and Greenwald are unbroken, rational warriors who apply contrasting…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/lesser-of-tw…

Video: Idlib Al-Qaeda Promotes Its 'Successes' in Fight Against Syrian Army
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces are amassing their troops and equipment near the town of Ayn Issa in northern Raqqah. This town, located near the crossroad of the M4 highway and the Sanliurfa-Raqqah road, has been the …
globalresearch.ca/idlib-al-qaeda-promote…

'Black Lives Matter' Is International
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
Corte Madera, California – The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th was the spark that ignited the tinder of accrued injustice throughout the US and globally. This injustice has deep antecedents in the US and indeed in much of what is now called the Global South. There is a shared history of colonial conquest of the Indigenous and the abominable institution of the enslavement of African peoples. | What happened has its roots in systemic oppression that has resonated internationally. Just as the police suffocated George Floyd, US unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua,…
popularresistance.org/black-lives-matter…

California "Berning" for Ro Khanna to Chair the State's Delegation to Democratic National
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Inclusion or charade?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/18/1883431…

Caesar Tries to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-19
Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about "regime change" in Damascus. Having failed in that effort, they have tried to strangle Syria economically. The goal has always been the same: to force Syria to change politically. This month, June 2020, the aggression reaches a new level with extreme sanctions known as the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act. | The new law is fraudulen…
ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-w…

Barbaric U.S. Sanctions on Syria Are Futile Extension of Failed Regime-Change War
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-19
A total blockade of war-torn Syria is the desired effect of sweeping new sanctions imposed this week by the United States. The purpose is to prevent the Arab nation from achieving reconstruction and international normalization after suffering nearly a decade of war. | Washington's objective is to make regime change in Damascus inevitable by making social conditions in the country as unbearable for the population as it possibly can. | With cruel Orwellian irony, the American sanctions implemented this week bear the words "Syria Civilian Protection Act". | The U.S. legislation was passed by both parties in the Cong…
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Roaming Charges: Nothing But Rednecks for 400 Years, If You Check
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps Sample a look back you look and find Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years, if you check — Public Enemy + Almost every violent act committed by police in the US is already illegal. Making these acts more illegal won't change police behavior. Making these…
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Roaming Charges: Nothing But Rednecks for 400 Years, If You Check
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps Sample a look back, you look and find Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years, if you check — Public Enemy + Almost every violent act committed by police in the US is already illegal. Making these acts more illegal won't change police behavior. Making these…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/roaming-char…

Speight of Black Men Found Hanged Sparks Fears of Wave of Racist Terror
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-19
As the nation grapples with long-simmering racial tensions reignited by the murder of George Floyd, a series of suspicious hanging deaths of black men is sparking fears of a new wave of anti-black terror.
mintpressnews.com/speight-of-suspicious-…

Stir Crazy! Episode #57: Juneteenth!!
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-19
On today's show: Action Now Chicago's Deborah Harris, activist and recording artist Eze Jackson, and Detroit Action's Branden Snyder. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

Struggle Theater: Don't let theatrics shroud the reality of systemic oppression
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-19
America's power brokers are hoping murals, kente cloth, and a series of half-baked legislative reforms will appease activists into giving up the fight for real change.
mronline.org/2020/06/19/struggle-theater…

San Antonio activists seek justice, demand reopening of police killings
Rachell Tucker | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-19
Like in other places around the country, thousands are in the streets in San Antonio demanding justice for victims of national significance like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but also for local victims of police terror.
liberationnews.org/san-antonio-activists…

PANDERMONIUM: Snapchat yanks cringeworthy Juneteenth filter that asked users to 'smile to break chains'
rt.com | 2020-06-19
Snapchat has removed a Juneteenth-themed that encouraged users to "smile" to break the chains of slavery, something that was quickly flagged by social media users as an offensive attempt to pander to Black Lives Matter activists. | If users chose to use the filter, they could photograph themselves in front of an African flag with the words "Juneteenth" and "Freedom Day" captioned. The user was then told to smile as chains appear and then suddenly break, a clear nod to the day being a celebration of the end of slavery in the US. | The filter was disabled after numerous complaints and removed from the service in…
rt.com/usa/492422-snapchat-juneteenth-fi…

European Court of Human Rights Upholds Right to Boycott Israel
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-19
"Criminal conviction of activists involved in the BDS campaign boycotting products imported from Israel had no relevant and sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression" | That is the heading on the 11 June 2020 press statement from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), announcing that it had overturned the conviction by a French court of eleven individuals for engaging in BDS activity. | The Court ruled that their conviction violated Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights — the right to freedom of expression — which states: | "Everyone has the right to freedom o…
ahtribune.com/world/europe/4232-right-to…

The Narrative of the Leakers: "Collateral Murder" and the Assange Indictment
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/the-narrativ…

March set for RNC in Jacksonville: 'We can't breathe'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-19
Jacksonville, FL — The Coalition to March on the RNC applied for permits from the city of Jacksonville, June 17, to hold a rally and march opposed to Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention. | The main slogan of the event will be "We Can't Breathe — Defeat Donald Trump." The Coalition to March on the RNC will seek to emphasize the Black-led struggle against police brutality under the past four years of Trump in office. The Coalition also stands for a people's agenda — money for living-wage jobs, education, universal healthcare, peace and equality. | The Coalition to March on the RNC…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/19/march-se…

Russia to assess Arctic fuel spill damage by July 1
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Russia's environmental watchdog will finish its assessment of the damage done by last month's fuel spill in the Arctic city of Norilsk by July 1, it said on Friday.Some 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into rivers and subsoil on May 29 in Norilsk, home to mining giant Norilsk Nickel , in an incident that Greenpeace has compared to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russia-to-assess-…

Eight SNA soldiers martyred in YPG/PKK attack in N Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
At least eight soldiers of the Syrian National Army (SNA) were martyred in an attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terrorist group in Afrin, northwestern Syria.From Tal Rifat district, terrorists attempted to infiltrate front lines in Bassouta region in the south of Afrin province.The terrorist group continued to target Syrian National Army and civilian settlements in Afrin and Azaz provinces from Tal Rifat despite a Turkey-Russia deal that foresees their withdrawal from the region.On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eight-sna-soldiers…

Living the Panther Dream — An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Member Aaron Dixon
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white Policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Captured on camera and viewed by millions, Floyd's brutalization inspired an uprising in multiple cities across the United States and the world. In Seattle, WA, protesters in an area termed "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest," (CHOP),…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/living-the-p…

The Movement for Black Lives Is a Small-Town Movement, Too
Karen Dolan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
In small towns around the country, often the places you would least expect, people are having protests with signs that say "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe," and "Defund the Police."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-movement-for-b…

Riots: An All-American Tradition
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
The most noteworthy aspect of the series of popular demonstrations in response to the "police lynchings" of African-Americans that have occured over the last few years may well be how few riots have taken place. The term "riot" has been widely invoked to describe the protest movement that emerged in the wake of the Minneapolis…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/riots-an-all…

Was It Only "Fear Itself?": FDR and Today
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-19
Police and National Guard Attacking Protestors Outside the White House in 2020 (Erin Schaff, New York Times) "Movement" politics is how the people flex their power, while electoral politics under the corporate duopoly is the domain of the moneyed classes. — Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report While it's myth that after the stock market crash …
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Lebanon's people are demanding structural change
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
Bachir Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the recent protests in Lebanon in the aftermath of the relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions. He explains the key demands raised by the protesters and how the left has been organizing during the COVID-19 crisis.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/lebanons-…

What does the Israeli annexation plan mean for Palestinians?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
On July 1, Israel is set to begin the annexation of as much as 30% of the West Bank. This move violates multiple international laws and treaties and has been met with widespread protests.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/what-does…

Twin Histories: Segregation and Police Violence in Minneapolis
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
George Floyd's murder tape gives sight, if you look closely, of a world little-named in pieces on his killing. Sustained police savagery marks this world, one city bureaucrats worked, long ago, to segregate, and more recently to keep that way. It is Minneapolis. And knowing its linked police and housing histories is crucial to making sense of today's protests. These histories show a city saturated in violence–state-sanctioned violence.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/twin-histori…

Mass protests against police violence expand in advance of Juneteenth rallies across the US
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/prot…

Conservatives Are Comparing Racial Justice Protestors to Maoists
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
Right-wing "intellectuals" uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter movement have latched onto a dubious historical analogy.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/conservatives-are-…

Policing Protest: the Dangers of Media Bias During Urban Uprisings
Peter Blackmer | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Peter Blackmer is a Research Fellow at the Detroit Equity Action Lab, an initiative of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/policing-pro…

Sydney car convoy protests bus privatisation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-19
Transport Jim McIlroyIssue 1269 Australia bus privatisation May 1 Movement SydneyJune 19, 2020A car convoy of 40 cars, along with peop…
greenleft.org.au/content/sydney-car-conv…

Beatles-glorified Penny Lane NOT actually named after slave trader, museum finds
rt.com | 2020-06-19
There's no evidence linking the legendary Liverpool street Penny Lane to slave trader James Penny, the city's slavery museum has said. The street was recently vandalized, amid Black Lives Matter protests. | The widespread misconception that the road was named after an 18th-century slave merchant was debunked by the Liverpool-based International Slavery Museum (ISM) on Friday. | Penny Lane shot to international fame back in 1967, thanks to the Beatles song named after it, and its original street sign was included in the ISM's display when the museum first opened in 2007. Now, however, "comprehensive research" h…
rt.com/uk/492416-penny-lane-slave-trade/

Minnesota mass gathering participants eligible for COVID-19 testing
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-19
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently announced that any Minnesota resident who participated in a protest, vigil, or other mass gathering, including first responders, are eligible to receive a COVID-19 test. Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota are helping to support public health departments in local communities and have …
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City Bar Calls For Investigation Following Arrests Of Legal Observers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to "immediately investigate" the alleged targeting of nine legal observers earlier this month during a protest against police brutality in the Bronx. | In a statement, the City Bar said it was "gravely concerned" by what it called "concerted efforts" in New York, and across the country, to interfere with the work of observers at mass demonstrations protesting systemic racism and police killings of black Americans. | The City Bar specifically cited reports that legal observers associated with the Nation…
popularresistance.org/city-bar-calls-for…

EU Parliament meddles into US affairs as it condemns Trump's response to protests and declares 'BLACK LIVES MATTER'
rt.com | 2020-06-19
A lengthy resolution by the European Union legislators denounced US President Donald Trump for wanting to use force against rioters and condemned the "appalling death of George Floyd" and arrests of journalists. | In a 11-page resolution adopted on Friday with 493 votes in favor to 104 opposed — and 67 abstentions — the EU Parliament affirmed that "Black Lives Matter" and listed 36 more conclusions. The preamble ran out of letters of the alphabet. | Condemning the "appalling death of George Floyd" — a Minneapolis,…
rt.com/news/492419-eu-parliament-black-l…

Columbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill
Milestone in History | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today.
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Thursday 6/18: What Happened to Tamario Smith Protest
What Happened to Tamario Smith?!? | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
The Clock Tower | Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz…
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Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests Pt. 2
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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Do Not Belittle Protesters in U.S. By Calling Their Struggle A "Color Revolution"!
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-19
For almost a decade, I have been covering "Color Revolutions" in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi. | Together with Syrian commanders, I was also facing the terrorists in Idlib; challenged the Ukrainian fascists; encountering Bolivian indigenous elders high in the Altiplano, after the revolution of Evo Morales and MAS was crashed by the U.S.-sponsored coup in 2019. I regularly worked in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Iraq. And of course, ag…
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So It's OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-19
Statues commemorating colonizers, slavers and imperialists are toppling from their pedestals on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of mass protests over the U.S. police killing of African-American man George Floyd. The surge in anti-racist public anger has widened to target other icons seen as glorifying racism and oppression of other peoples. | In recent days, the U.S. has seen statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus…
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Heroless America Is Losing Ideological Ground Quickly
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-19
Right now, as statues across America and beyond are being defaced and/or destroyed by Black Lives Matter protestors it is a good time to reflect on who the heroes on our monuments should be and ask ourselves if we even need any of these pieces of brass and concrete at all in the 21st century. Why does seemingly every country on Earth bother with using public space for the secular worship of dead political and military figures? What point do monuments even serve? | Regarding heroes it seems very evident that children have over time moved from having historical heroes to fantasy ones. It is hard to imagine, that in…
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Union Leads West Coast Port Shutdown On Juneteenth
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-19
Former political prisoner Arthur League talks about the ILWU shutdown and the campaign to free Black political prisoners, some of whom have been imprisoned for over 50 years.
therealnews.com/stories/union-leads-west…

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Tulkarem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Qaffin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after invading and ransacking their homes. Media sources in Tulkarem said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers violently searched homes, causing damage, and abducted …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-four-p…

Higher Education, the Pandemic, Capitalism and Power
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
This article is based on a talk I gave at a recently held conference on how higher education unions are responding to the pandemic and proposed cuts. It was held by Higher Educators United, a Northern California group of faculty from many different colleges seeking to work together to address shared issues and concerns, something…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/higher-educa…

Bolivians demand freedom for female political prisoners and immediate general elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
A large group of Bolivians, mostly consisting of women, demonstrated in the capital, La Paz, on June 17. They demanded freedom for all female political prisoners, who have been arrested on false charges by the de-facto government led by far-right Jeanine àÅñez, after the coup against President Evo Morales in November 2019. In addition to the liberation of the political prisoners, they also called for immediate general elections in the country. àÅñez has been trying to delay using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext, in pursuit of her imperialist and neoliberal policies. | At around 10 am, wearing face…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/bolivians…

Historic marches in Boston and NYC say 'Black Trans Lives Matter!'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-19
Thousands rally in Boston and NYC.
liberationnews.org/historic-marches-in-b…

US jobless disaster intensifies as 1.5 million filed for unemployment last week
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
Mass joblessness in the US is unlike anything seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/unem…

Trump's Incitement of Police Violence
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Arrogance by police often mirrors the stance of individuals above the cops. I was in Manhattan two decades ago to give a lecture. A squad car with flashing lights was suddenly behind me. I pulled to the curb and got out of my car. My attire included a classic Brooks Brothers blue blazer and my…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/trumps-incit…

Editorial/Celebrating Juneteenth during an uprising
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-19
On Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19, African Americans mark the anniversary of the day in 1865 when union troops arrived in Galveston Island to inform the enslaved people in Texas that the heinous system of slavery had ended. The delayed announcement forced an estimated 250,000 African descendants to languish under . . . | Continue reading Editorial/Celebrating Juneteenth during an uprising at Workers.org
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A Table Full of Fraud
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-19
If you log on to the website of the restaurant in which I currently work, the first words that jump out at you are local, modern, authentic. They describe themselves as a modern Italian restaurant that uses the freshest locally sourced ingredients, whose chefs are respectful to Italian cooking methods while providing their guests the most bold …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/a-table-full-…

Wikipedia's Culture of Editorial Chaos and Malice
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Perhaps the greatest farce in the modern history of technology is the perception of Wikipedia as a legitimate encyclopedia. It has none of the qualifications as such but has all of the characteristics of a compromised propaganda machine disguised as …
globalresearch.ca/wikipedia-culture-edit…

Place, Participation & #Unis4All with Benjamin Wilson
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2020-06-19
Economist Benjamin Wilson joins Money on the Left to discuss heterodox approaches to place, participation, and the politics of university finance. Associate professor of economics at SUNY Cortland, Wilson received his interdisciplinary Ph.D. from University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), where he took courses with some of the leading lights of heterodox economic theory, including …
mronline.org/2020/06/19/place-participat…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump OK of Commercial Fishing in Atlantic Marine Monument

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
A federal lawsuit filed today says President Trump's June 5 executive order allowing commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was illegal. The lawsuit notes that the Antiquities Act allows presidents to create national monuments to …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-challenges-tru…

Why Trump Should Resign
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Donald Trump should resign as president in light of a profile of disgrace about him by his onetime national security adviser, John Bolton. Bolton's long-awaited book about a president who has been nothing but controversially bombastic in his more than three years in office paints a devasting portrait of Trump as a leader more concerned…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/why-trump-sh…

Community control of the police — and a whole lot more
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-06-19
Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable.
mronline.org/2020/06/19/community-contro…

Containing the Black Lives Matter Movement: Democrats and Republicans Play Good Cop/Bad Cop
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
A long smoldering and now massive popular response to injustice has been catalyzed by the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Even Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson concedes, "this was without precedent in the modern era." A broad consensus critical of the coercive police function of the US state is building.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/containing-t…

Juneteenth: A day for national action
Aaron Morrison, Kat Stafford | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
In just about any other year, Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that all enslaved Black people learned they had been freed from bondage, would be marked by African American families across the nation with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, a soulful rendition of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." But in …
peoplesworld.org/article/juneteenth-a-da…

The Israeli Defense Forces is a Misnomer
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Unless one defines defense as attacking others with overwhelming force, the Israeli Defense Forces have never been a defensive force. As scholar and author Haim Beshreeth-Zabner makes clear in his just published history An Army Like No Other, the IDF was designed to be an offensive armed force intended to take and keep territory. In…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/the-israeli-…

Foreign Troops: What is too Close for Comfort?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-19
Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters jets, flew from Siberia toward Alaska where they were shadowed by US F-22 fighters. The US and NORAD admitted that the Russian …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/foreign-troop…

'We move forward in our fight'
Maria Young | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
Local unions march from Oakland to Berkeley in support of Black Lives Matter…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-move-forward-in…

Tipping the Nuclear Dominos
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover," and people built backyard bomb shelters.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/tipping-the-…

Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Waited, Disappointed and Now Angry
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
In 2012, a young man educated in the West took over the power in Pyongyang; he has decided to transform North Korea into an ordinary country where people can live decent life. | His name is Kim Jong-un. He has …
globalresearch.ca/military-tension-korea…

More than 1% of world population is forcibly displaced, says UNHCR report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
Busting the myth and propaganda claims about the so-called 'refugee problem' in developed countries, the UNHCR data establishes that around 85% of the total refugees in the world are hosted by developing countries…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/more-than…

Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown: the Mental State of Donald Trump
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
The attitude of the media and the American people towards Donald Trump's personality has been the longest emperor-has-no-clothes tale ever told. A man who has been called a "fucking moron" by one of his own appointees, has been routinely praised for his wiliness and his political acumen, his intuitive knowledge of the American people. An…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/here-comes-y…

Detention of HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas is violation of rights, says top Turkish court
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
The Turkish constitutional court said the detention of Selahattin Demirtas is in violation of his rights to liberty and security provided by the country's constitution. He has been in jail since November 2016…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/detention…

Economic collapse and unemployment councils — then and now
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some "250,000 teenagers were on the road." And how many others? By 1933, one-third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25%. The lives of working people were devastated. The federal …
peoplesworld.org/article/economic-collap…

The Political Economy of Covid-19
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Governments around the world are attempting to prop up a failing capitalist system by — surprise! — throwing money at wealthy individuals and corporations, especially in the financial industry. In other words, in this time of unprecedented crisis and economic difficulty, it's business as usual. We were here not much more than a decade ago,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/the-politica…

Current Environment Provides Opportunity to Intensify Resistance to Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-19
Now is not the time to divert even more public funds to private businesses like charter schools. Disaster capitalism has harmed the public interest and public schools in many ways. The nation's public schools have been suffering budget cuts for years and now with the "COVID Pandemic" they will experience deeper funding cuts. Yet the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/current-envir…

Unsimple Twists of Fate in an Election Year, a Pandemic Year, and Year Four of Donald Trump
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
What we expect comes to pass far more often than what we do not, though it can sometimes seem otherwise because an improbable turn of events is remarkable in ways that an expected outcome is not. Sudden transformations of longstanding states of affairs are especially remarkable, even when — indeed, especially when — they make…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/unsimple-twi…

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-19
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, into Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, infiltrated into Jenin, and kidnapped two young men, who remained unidentified at the time …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduc…

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-19
Despite promises of reform, police are still killing. PAR examines the case of Rayshard Brooks, shot in the back twice as he fled police, and speaks with James McLynas, who says his lack of law enforcement experience makes him the perfect candidate for sheriff.
therealnews.com/stories/why-do-police-sh…

The US "Caesar's Law" Sanctions Regime against Syria. How It Will Affect Lebanon: Israel Will be Targeted
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
The enactment of " Caesar's Law" — the new US sanctions designed to "pursue individuals, groups, companies, and countries that deal with the Damascus government" — is apparently directed against Syria but in reality aims to subdue Lebanon and …
globalresearch.ca/syria-caesar-law-how-a…

Spiraling Eviction Crisis Threatens More Renters With Homelessness
Carly Graf | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/spiraling-eviction…

Still Can't Breathe
Beau Peters | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-19
Image source: Pixabay It seems almost ironic that it took an unknown pathogen sweeping like a wildfire around the globe to call the world's attention to what black and brown people have understood for centuries. Or at least, it would be ironic, if it weren't so heartbreakingly sad. The fact is that communities of color …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/still-cant-br…

The Gilets Jaunes and the Invention of the Future
Pierre Dardot | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
The politics of the Gilets Jaunes are often misunderstood or overlooked, yet the movement should be a point of reference for struggles across Europe…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-gilets-jaunes-…

Squashing the Vote
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
In late May, before the surge of Covid-19 cases in 22 states, Trump threatened to withhold aid to Michigan and Nevada over their plans to permit voting by mail. Such withholding is illegal. Trump alleged that vote by mail leads to voter fraud. This is hogwash. Trump's fabrication about voter fraud is an attempt to…
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The elite's Covid-19 coup to destroy humanity that is also fast-tracking four paths to human extinction
Robert J. Burrowes | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-19
I encourage you to have a ponder. There is a great deal at stake at this time. A human future, no less.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/18/the-elites…

Bolton account of Trump White House: Another volley in the conflict within the US ruling elite
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
Press reviews indicate that Bolton's book attacks Trump entirely from the right, expressing particular bitterness that the administration did not go to war against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/bolt…

VIDEO: The "Lock Step" Simulation Scenario: "A Coronavirus-like Pandemic that Becomes Trigger for Police State Controls"
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
First published on February 5, 2020. In-depth analysis of the Simulation of a pandemic conducted in 2010 under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation. | By now, those following the novel coronavirus epidemic are familiar with Event 201, the pandemic simulation…
globalresearch.ca/all-sectors-us-establi…

Taxing large fortunes in Argentina: Who will be affected?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
The bill that seeks to charge an extraordinary tax on the richest people in Argentina advances in the Chamber of Deputies. Only a very small percentage of Argentine society will have to pay it.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/taxing-la…

New UN report offers blueprint for greener, more resilient world of work
news.un.org | 2020-06-19
Jobs, livelihoods and the well-being of workers, families and businesses across the globe, continue to take a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic; with micro, small and medium enterprises in particular, suffering the dire economic consequences, according to a new policy brief released by the UN on Friday.
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Statues and Colonial History: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold Fall Down
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Millions of white people glorify mass murderers because their sense of identity and place in society is deeply tied to white supremacy. | "It is important to name and shame the mass murderers." | The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often …
globalresearch.ca/churchill-columbus-leo…

The Globalization of "Fast Food". Behind the Brand: McDonald's
Peter Salisbury | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
This article was first published in The Ecologist in 2011 | In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the …
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-f…

Justice for Robert Fuller Jr
Adan Santiago Plascencia | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-19
"For them to dismiss it and say that it's a suicide, before y'all even get a proper autopsy, y'all trying to shut us up."
liberationnews.org/justice-for-robert-fu…

Nixon-Trump vs. the Strategy of Tension
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Nixon 68 is back with a vengeance, with President Trump placing himself as the guarantor/enforcer of Law & Order. | That slogan guaranteed Nixon's election, and was coined by Kevin Phillips, then an expert in "ethnic voting patterns". | Philips makes …
globalresearch.ca/nixon-trump-strategy-t…

The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families
Dean Henderson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco)…
globalresearch.ca/the-federal-reserve-ca…

Antifa movement: Anti-establishment rebels
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-19
A day after Donald Trump's election victory, Hispanic students at Royal Oak High School in Michigan were harassed by their classmates who started chanting, "Build the wall!" Once installed in office, the White House occupant announced the immigration ban on Muslims and a few hours later, someone set fire to the local Islamic Center in …
mronline.org/2020/06/19/antifa-movement-…

Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-19
Margaret Kimberly and Monique Cullars Doty join MintCast to discuss how Democrats attempt to save face by co-opting justice movements, including Black Lives Matter, and the party's roots in White supremacy.
mintpressnews.com/podcast-black-lives-ma…

America's Intifada Must Dig Deeper
Sam Bahour | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Palestinians' sustained struggle for freedom and independence offers many lessons The murder of George Floyd and the White House's mishandling (to put it politely) of the COVID-19 pandemic may be providing the perfect toxic storm to fix America. The road to creating an equitable American society will be long and hard, but the U.S. civil rights…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/americas-int…

China and India Increase Mutual Violence
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-19
asia-pacificresearch.com/china-india-inc…

US to Form Icebreaker Fleet for the Arctic. "Polar Security Cutter"
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
In the past few months, the United States has tightened its policies in the Arctic, as several measures show. For decades, Washington has not been concerned with strengthening its military presence at the poles, giving greater focus to other regions …
globalresearch.ca/us-form-icebreaker-fle…

Dirty Details Emerge as to Why Mnuchin is Fighting Congress Over Releasing the Names of Recipients of PPP Loans
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Taxpayers' money is being used to make the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Thus, the public has every right to know the names of the recipients of those loans. Despite originally promising transparency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is now stonewalling Congress on releasing a list of the recipients. Congress sold the plan to the…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/dirty-detail…

OCHA — Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 )
OCHA | imemc.org | 2020-06-19
United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 — 15 June 2020) Biweekly highlights: Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280.
imemc.org/article/ocha-protection-of-civ…

Hundreds rally outside sheriff's office demanding justice for Missouri woman killed by police
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
Friends, family and supporters turned out Thursday night in front of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office in rural Sedalia, Missouri, demanding justice for 25-year-old Hannah Fizer.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/fize…

Dylan Does Have a Lot on His Mind, But the NYT Didn't Want to Talk About It
Jefferson Morley | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
"Bob Dylan Has a Lot on His Mind," the New York Times reported on June 12. That's for sure. In late March, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down America, the 79 year old singer-songwriter released "Murder Most Foul," an epic, 17-minute song-poem about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Since "Who killed JFK?" is…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/dylan-does-h…

Reverse Logic: Trump Sanctions the International Criminal Court
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
The decision by the Trump administration to sanction members of the International Criminal Court defies logic, in so far as there is any logic to sanctions. As a policy tool, such tools are supposedly designed to target specific members of | …
globalresearch.ca/trump-sanctions-intern…

July 31 cutoff looms for unemployed
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-19
San José, CA – In six weeks, tens of millions of unemployed people face the end of the additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits. This additional benefit that helps low income workers the most is set to expire due to its being opposed by the Republican-controlled Senate. These same workers were hardest hit by the pandemic recession, and many face the prospect of their jobs not coming back. This is just another example of how the economic relief has helped large corporations, which can aided by the Federal Reserve, while low-income workers are subject to punishment by republicans who see the aid as…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/19/july-31-…

Colonial History, Gunboat Diplomacy and China Bashing
Nora Fernandez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
I remember a sociology professor that was Maoist, a girl who belonged to a Maoist group and another one who studied Mandarin. A colorful magazine from China sold everywhere, picturing in glossy paper, clean, good looking youth of both sexes …
globalresearch.ca/history-gunboat-diplom…

Hancock promises shielding announcement imminent — leak confirms end July
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-19
An announcement on a possible end to the coronavirus shielding programme in England will come "very soon", the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, said Tuesday 17th June, after healthcare charities called for clarity on the government's plans. The scheme affects roughly 2.2 million "clinically extremely vulnerable" people, a category that includes those who have had transplants, are having …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/hancock-promises-shielding-announcement-imminent-leak-confirms-end-july/

US Court Ruling: You Can Be "Too Smart" to Be a Cop
Melissa Dykes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Relevant to the present crisis, this article was first published on GR on December 18, 2014 | Can a person actually be "too smart" to be a cop in America? "Considering all the police brutality and officer-involved shootings in the news …
globalresearch.ca/us-court-ruled-you-can…

Why Is the US Still Sanctioning Syria? Beijing Pressures Washington
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-19
Chinese media highlighted a recent plea by Beijing to the US to lift sanctions against Syria. | China's CGTN in an article titled, " Chinese envoy asks U.S. to lift unilateral sanctions on Syria," would report: | A Chinese envoy on | …
globalresearch.ca/why-us-sanctioning-syr…

Masks, gloves — the ocean is filling up with COVID trash
Joseph Winters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
Are oil companies the true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic? That's sure what they'd like you to think. In a recent flurry of "corporate reputation advertising" highlighted by Emily Atkin in the newsletter HEATED, oil and gas companies, plus the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) — an industry group that counts Chevron, Exxon, Citgo, and many others …
peoplesworld.org/article/masks-gloves-th…

Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/pakistan-…

New Film Explores U.S. Suppression of Key Footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Greg Mitchell | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-19
asia-pacificresearch.com/new-film-explor…

Free Muntaqim, Mutulu and all U.S. political prisoners!
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-06-19
Two prisoner liberation movements in the U.S. have finally awakened people to the fact that there are political prisoners in the U.S. The first is the international outcry during COVID-19 letting the world know that people are being held in prisons, jails and detention centers without personal protective equipment, adequate . . . | Continue reading Free Muntaqim, Mutulu and all U.S. political prisoners! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49497/?utm_source=rs…

Tipping the Nuclear Dominos
Conn Hallinan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tipping-the-nuclea…

Why Disbanding Plainclothes Police Units Isn't Enough
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-19
There's reason to be skeptical of the NYPD's claim it disbanded its notorious plainclothes units, says Brandon Soderberg, author of the upcoming book I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad.
therealnews.com/stories/why-disbanding-p…

AFL-CIO endorses Juneteenth celebrations happening across the country today
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
The nation's largest labor federation issued a special statement today calling Juneteenth "a day of profound meaning to Black workers, as it should be to all workers." The statement noted that workers across the country are observing this special day, many of them for the first time. The full statement follows: On June 19, we …
peoplesworld.org/article/afl-cio-endorse…

Bolivians demand freedom for female political prisoners and immediate general elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
A large group of Bolivians, mostly women, demonstrated in the capital, La Paz, on June 17. They demanded freedom for all female political prisoners, who have been arrested on false charges by the de-facto government led by far-right Jeanine àÅñez, after the coup against President Evo Morales in November 2019. In addition to the liberation of the political prisoners, they also called for immediate general elections in the country. àÅñez has been trying to delay the elections using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext, in pursuit of her imperialist and neoliberal policies. | At around 10 am, wearing face…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/bolivians…

PDF of June 18 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-19
This week's issue is a 16-page PDF. Justice for Rayshard Brooks! Stonewall means unite and fight back! TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Gov't, Klan & the state; New hearing for Rodney Reed; Free Jalil, Mutulu! CeCe McDonald & right to self-defense; WORKERS STRUGGLES; COVID_19 CRISIS: the Bronx; domestic violence; ANTI_RACIST REBELLIONS: . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 18 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49447/?utm_source=rs…

Why Killer Cops Go Free
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
In our country, the police, who have been infiltrated by Nazis and Klansmen, are above the law which is why the police in my city are permitted to continue to defy federal mandates that they reform. Clearly, the police departments in the United States need to be De-Nazified and De-Ku Kluxified.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/why-killer-c…

The 1921 Tulsa massacre: U.S. 'ethnic cleansing'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-06-19
Since Trump announced that his first campaign rally would be in Tulsa, Okla., on June 19, there has been renewed interest in the 1921 racist Tulsa massacre that targeted "Black Wall Street." The rally has since been rescheduled for June 20. Decades later, Tulsa has continued its white supremacist legacy . . . | Continue reading The 1921 Tulsa massacre: U.S. 'ethnic cleansing' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49482/?utm_source=rs…

The Political Economy of Covid-19
Pete Dolack | zcomm.org | 2020-06-19
Governments around the world are attempting to prop up a failing capitalist system by — surprise! — throwing money at wealthy individuals and corporations, especially in the financial industry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-political-econ…

Black Trans Lives Matter! CeCe McDonald: the right to self-defense
Leslie Feinberg | workers.org | 2020-06-19
This is the first part of an article published Dec. 7, 2012, in Workers World in the series of articles by Leslie Feinberg on the local, U.S. and international campaign to "Free CeCe!" Trans woman McDonald was charged with murder for defending herself and friends when attacked by a white . . . | Continue reading Black Trans Lives Matter! CeCe McDonald: the right to self-defense at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49493/?utm_source=rs…

Australia: Are the "Chooks Coming Home to Roost" for the British Empire, and Their Treatment of Slaves Around the World?
Gordon J. Brigsley | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-06-19
asia-pacificresearch.com/chooks-coming-h…

DfID merger — "signals a hollowed out state forced to rely on corporate partners to function"
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-19
By TruePublica: Following the election, Boris Johnson wanted the Department for International Development (DfID) to merge into the Foreign Office. This move would accelerate the hijacking of the aid budget into a tool for the benefit of British interests, rather than a means of fighting global inequalities, which is what the British taxpayer has always …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/dfid-merger-signals-a-hollowed-out-state-forced-to-rely-on-corporate-partners-to-function/

New Alliance Against China: D-10 Countries Threatened By China Unite Against It
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
In late May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom floated the idea of creating a new international platform–D10, or Democracy 10 alliance. The D10 is to comprise the Group of Seven (G7) states and three others; it will be discussed formally at the G7 meeting in June. The proposed members of the alliance are the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.), along with Australia, India and South Korea. The purpose of this alliance is not entirely for mutual benefit. The agenda, Boris Johnson suggests, is to attack China. | Many of the states in the D10 have been hi…
popularresistance.org/new-alliance-again…

Aboriginal group in Australia files lawsuit over land loss due to mining
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-19
An aboriginal group in Australia filed cases against the Western Australia State government over the loss of land due to mining and other activities. According to reports, two cases were filed by members of the Tjiwarl tribe in Western Australia for cultural damage and loss of access to land in the Goldfields-Esperance region. The case was filed at a federal court tribunal on June 17, Wednesday. | Among the activities listed as the reasons for the loss of land are lands and groundwater licenses granted to mining companies, like BHP Group, and a highway development project. | The case is reportedly inspired by the…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/19/aborigina…

Somyurek and Labor's stinking mess exposed
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-19
Democracy Sue BoltonIssue 1269 Australia capitalism Australian Labor Party branch stackingJune 19, 2020Victorian Premier Daniel A…
greenleft.org.au/content/somyurek-and-la…

Pandemic's negative impact on Australian scientific research future could last decades
wsws.org | 2020-06-19
Research in the university sector is expected to decrease by at least $3 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/19/aust…

Colombia's military investigated over arms trafficking for illegal armed groups
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-19
Top officials of Colombia's security forces are suspected of arms trafficking for organized crime groups, weekly Semana reported on Thursday. A network within the 4th Brigade in Medellin, the Arms…
colombiareports.com/colombias-military-i…

Congress approves controversial bill allowing life imprisonment for child rapists
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-19
Colombia's congress approved a constitutional amendment to sentence convicted child rapists and killers to life in prison amid a major controversy. The constitutional amendment proposed by the government of President…
colombiareports.com/congress-approves-co…

Colombia's 21st century social cleaning: saving money on chainsaws
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-19
Colombia's president Ivan Duque must be proud of himself. He enriched his allies by killing countless people without using a single chainsaw. One may argue that killing Colombians for profit…
colombiareports.com/colombias-21st-centu…

Colombia's economic reactivation: 'Black Friday' in midst of pandemic
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-06-19
A plan of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to reactivate the economy turned into an epidemiological nightmare as crowds gathered at large retailers in the midst of a pandemic on Friday,…
colombiareports.com/colombias-economic-r…

Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks — "a huge transfer of power from people to big business"
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-19
TruePublica Editor: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business, to gain control and dominate our lives. Half of our modest lobbying budget went to …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britain-to-join-despised-ttp-wikileaks-a-huge-transfer-of-power-from-people-to-big-business/

US Wants to Surround China With Missiles, but Its Asian Clients Don't Want to Host Them
David S. Cloud | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-19
The governor of a Japanese territory where the Pentagon is thinking about basing missiles capable of threatening China has a message for the United States: Not on my island. | "I firmly oppose the idea," said Gov. Denny Tamaki, the governor of Okinawa, in an email to The Times. | Officials in other Asian countries are also signaling they don't want them. | But Pentagon planners aren't backing down after the Trump administration withdrew last year from a 33-year-old arms control treaty that barred U.S. land-based intermediate-range missiles in Asia. | Senior officials now say that putting hundreds of American miss…
anti-empire.com/us-wants-to-surround-chi…

Russian Deputies Introduce Bill to Un-Ban the Excellent Telegram Messaging App
bne IntelliNews | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-19
Russian Duma deputies from the minority fraction Fair Russia have conceded defeat to reality and have introduced a bill to un-ban the popular messaging service Telegram that belongs to Russian tech whizz-kid Pavel Durov. | Three deputies — Fedot Tumusov, Dmitry Ionin and Alexander Terentyev — have submitted a draft bill to the Duma to terminate the attempts to outlaw Telegram. | The company and the Kremlin clashed after the widely used service refused a request by the Federal Security Service (FSB) to hand over digital keys so the security forces could eavesdrop on conversations on the service. | Tele…
anti-empire.com/russian-deputies-introdu…

'Proud': Episodes of the long march for LGBTQ rights in France
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
Timed for release during LGBTQ Pride Month, the 2018 French "episodic cinema" Proud (Fiertés in French) is now available for a wider viewing in the United States opening on June 19 in virtual cinema in select cities though Kino Marquee. Proud consists of three episodes, each about 50 minutes in duration, focusing on the evolution …
peoplesworld.org/article/proud-episodes-…

Why Killer Cops Go Free
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-19
Introduction to Why Killer Cops Go Free On Wednesday, I watched Senator Tim Scott's pitiful presentation of the Republican's predictably weak answer to the murders of black men and women by the police. Can you imagine hanging out with Trump, McConnell, and Lindsay Graham? How Scott has to swallow his pride as they say dumb…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/why-killer-c…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and gastrointestinal concerns
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-19
Dear Mayo Clinic: I've been hearing so much information about COVID-19 that I'm worried that every ache or pain may be related. I have been having stomachaches and then I began having diarrhea. I'm wondering if those are symptoms of COVID-19 and if I should get tested? Answer: There is certainly a lot of information …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-19
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top-performing children's hospital in the five state region including the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. "As in years past, the Mayo Clinic Children's Center ranks among the top Children's Hospitals in …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Plan ahead with an advance directive for medical care decisions
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-19
While you never hope to use one, an advance directive outlines your preferences for medical care if you become ill and are unable to make decisions for yourself. An advance directive is a legal document that you can complete at any time. It allows you to decide what kind of medical care you want in …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pl…

National campaign, big names calling on COVID-19 survivors to help others defeat it
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-19
A national coalition, including Mayo Clinic, is launching a nationwide push for plasma donations to help fight COVID-19. The campaign has some big names behind it. Today a coalition of more than 30 organizations is launching a national donor recruitment campaign — "The Fight Is In Us" — with the goal of connecting survivors with …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ca…

Pelosi ordena retiro de retratos confederados del Capitolio
Matthew Daly | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — La presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi ordenó el retiro del Capitolio de retratos de varios presidentes previos de la legislatura que fueron parte del gobierno de los Estados Confederados del sur. En una carta al secretario de la cámara baja, Pelosi pidió el retiro inmediato de los retratos de …
peoplesworld.org/article/pelosi-ordena-r…

Twitter pulls Trump's 'manipulated' CNN parody video after media outcry, citing copyright violation
rt.com | 2020-06-19
Twitter has removed a satirical video shared by US President Donald Trump — a parody CNN clip it flagged as "manipulated media" after the broadcaster saw red over the tweet and following complaints from the footage's owner. | The meme clip, which featured mock CNN chyron and was meant as a dig at what Trump and his supporters see as biased media coverage of his presidency, was pulled on Friday after a company representing the original creators of the video complained to social media platforms, saying the footage was used without permission. In addition to Twitter, Facebook has also deleted the clip. | Th…
rt.com/usa/492423-trump-video-cnn-censor…

Turkey's 'Tortum Waterfall' prepares for tourist boom
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Environmental planning around Tortum Waterfall in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province is underway to attract more visitors.Located on Erzurum-Artvin highway in northeastern Turkey, in the Uzundere district of Erzurum, Tortum is the country's biggest waterfall.Around 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above the sea level, it is a natural wonder, with its water falling from a height of approximately 50 meters (164 feet).The waterfall attracts tourists both from Turkey and abroad.It is also nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List.With a collaborative effort of the governorate and the mayorship of Erzurum, the provincial autho…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-tortum-wat…

Philippines reports 661 new COVID-19 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
The Philippines on Friday reported 661 new COVID-19 cases taking country's tally past 28,000.The Philippines Department of Health reported in a statement 460 more infections, with tests results released within three days, whereas test results of additional 201 cases were released after more than four days.It added that 14 more people died due to the disease.In total, 1,130 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 so far in the island state, while 7,378 patients have recovered and released from the health facilities.The Philippines has also reported 28,459 confirmed cases.After originating in China last December,…
yenisafak.com/en/world/philippines-repor…

Spain increases coronavirus death toll to over 28,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Spain reported on Friday a total of 28,313 coronavirus deaths as of Thursday, after adjusting its database to avoid duplications and errors, a health ministry official said.The death toll series had not been updated since June 7, when Spain reported 27,136 deaths, while the country was implementing a new methodology for logging deaths and cases.
yenisafak.com/en/world/spain-increases-c…

Oil heads for 10% weekly gain with supply decline
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Crude oil prices were heading for a weekly gain of around 10% on Friday, as the sudden decline in US crude production, along with OPEC oil output cuts, offers hope that the supply glut will be trimmed in the second half of 2020.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $42.48 per barrel at 1151 GMT for a 9.5% weekly gain after it opened on Monday at $38.80 a barrel. American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $39.98 a barrel at the same time for an 11% weekly increase after it started the week at $36.03 per barrel.The world's largest crude producer, the US, saw its oil output decline by 600,0…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/oil-heads-for-1…

South Africa's public broadcaster to cut 600 jobs
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
South Africa's public broadcaster has issued notices to employees, saying it intends to retrench 600 workers.In a statement issued Thursday, the South African broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said notices of redundancy were issued following the launch of the broadcaster's new Target Operating Model.The indebted public broadcaster said its new model was a strategic renewal initiative aimed at transforming the Corporation into a financially sustainable, self-sufficient and fit-for-purpose public broadcaster."The notice of redundancy will impact approximately 600 employees and these affected employees will be invited…
yenisafak.com/en/world/south-africas-pub…

UN food relief agency faces funding threat
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Elisabeth Byrs, a spokesperson for WFP, said the food relief agency's flights could be stopped by the end of July."It will hit countries in Africa, where it's badly needed, Latin America, and of course, the Middle East and Asia. All the people who need our assistance will suffer from the lack of assistance," she warned during a UN video briefing from Geneva."Unless donors provide a substantial injection of funds by the end of the first week of July, WFP will have no choice but to ground most of its humanitarian air fleet by the end of July."She said the UN agency's services were of critical importance in view of…
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Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.99% at close
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.99% to 113,611.89 points at the closing session of Friday.Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 111,327.92 points. It has earned 1,117.27 points from Thursday's close of 110,939.66 points.The price of one ounce of gold was $1,731.80 by market close, down from $1,722 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.The price of Brent crude oil was around $42.60 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Friday.Exchange Rates Thursday Friday | USD/TRY 6.8580 6.8440 | EUR/TRY 7.6970 7.6850 | GBP/TRY 8.5420 8.5290…
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Iran reports 120 more deaths related to coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Iran on Friday confirmed 120 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 9,392.Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said a further 2,615 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 200,262.A total of 159,192 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said, adding that 2,833 remain at hospitals in critical conditions.Over 1.37 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari said.Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the southwestern Khuzestan provi…
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Turk Telekom uses yuan for trade with China
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Turkey's telecommunications giant Turk Telekom took the first step to trade in local currencies through a new mechanism provided by Turkey and China's new swap agreement on Friday.The GSM firm used Chinese yuan for import payments after the swap agreement, which removed the obstacles for using local currencies in bilateral trade instead of a third country's currencies, Turk Telekom said in a press release.Earlier, the Turkish Central Bank announced that the first usage of the Chinese yuan funding under the swap agreement signed with China was realized on Thursday.According to the bank, Turkish companies in variou…
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Turkey neutralizes three terrorists in N. Iraq operation
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Turkish army on Friday neutralized three terrorists as part of Operation Claw-Tiger in northern Iraq, security sources said.Operation Claw-Tiger is being carried out in line with Turkey's legitimate defense rights arising from the international law, and is oriented against the PKK and other terrorist elements that have recently escalated harassment and attacks on Turkish security posts and base areas, threatening the security of border and civilians.The operation is continuing successfully.Operation Claw-Tiger, launched right after Operation Claw-Eagle, has been destroying terrorist targets in Haftanin, northern…
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Soldiers among four dead in two blasts in southern Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
At least four people, including two security personnel, were killed and eight others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in southern Pakistan on Friday.Police officials said an improvised explosive device went off near a vehicle of the paramilitary Rangers force in Ghotki, a district in the southern Sindh province.Two paramilitary soldiers and a civilian were killed in the blast, while two more civilians were injured.Security forces have started a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits, police said.The second blast took place in the port city of Karachi, the country's largest metropolis also locat…
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Russia comes out of pandemic with minimal loss: Putin
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic "with minimal losses".At the same time, a lot of problems related to the pandemic remain on the agenda, Putin said at a video-conference with the country's government members."The most important thing is that this situation [of pandemic] united us all, this is a fact, and it allowed us to get out of this situation with minimal losses," he said.He recalled there are some regions where the daily growth in COVID-19 cases is still high."We are now talking about positive trends and positive examples. But we must not f…
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Dealing with pandemic, economy ahead of ASEAN Summit
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
"So far, they have not share any specific agenda, but I am sure that the coronavirus handling in the region will be the top priority," Retno Marsudi said at a teleconference in Jakarta on Thursday.As of Friday, ASEAN countries have confirmed more than 123,000 cases of COVID-19, while Indonesia remains the worst-hit country with 43,803 cases so far.The summit, which was supposed to be held in Vietnam on June 27-28, was canceled as member states struggle to contain the pandemic and it will be held virtually on June 26.Apart from the coronavirus, leaders of the regional bloc will also discuss about developments in r…
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India reports record rise in coronavirus cases as major city locks down
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
India reported a record daily jump in the number of novel coronavirus cases on Friday as the southern city of Chennai locked down following fresh outbreaks there.Given India's high population density, experts have long worried that a sustained COVID-19 outbreak would lead to pressure on its stretched healthcare system.Prime Minister Narendra Modi lifted most restrictions that were part of a nearly three-month nationwide lockdown on June 8, despite the continuing rise in cases.Data from India's federal health ministry on Friday showed an additional 13,500 cases over the previous 24 hours, with over 300 deaths.Indi…
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Two wanted Daesh terrorists caught in SE Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Two women, both Russian citizens, who were wanted by Interpol for being members of the Daesh terrorist group, were arrested in Turkey's southeast in a joint operation by Turkish security and intelligence units on Friday.After being tipped off that a group of terrorists from Syria's war zones were entering Turkey illegally, an operation was conducted in coordination with the prosecutor's office in Kilis province.In the joint operation by police and the National Intelligence Organization, two women were apprehended in the central district of Kilis.The suspects were identified by the initials S.K (29) and R.E. (33),…
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EU must pay full $6.5B to Turkey: Top Hungary diplomat
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
The EU should respect its commitment to Turkey and pay the entire sum of ‚Ǩ6 billion ($6.5 billion) promised under a 2016 deal to stem irregular migration, Hungary's foreign minister said Friday."Turkey has a crucial role in stopping illegal migration," which is why "the EU should pay the ‚Ǩ6 billion it previously promised to Turkey," Szijjarto said in streaming video on Facebook, speaking after a high-level videoconference with his counterparts from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.Szijjarto was referring to the 2016 Turke…
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Bolsonaro in China shop: Spats worsen Brazil's pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
Eleven tons of urgently needed medical equipment donated to combat COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil has been stuck in China since the beginning of April due to diplomatic issues, according to Brazilian news outlet Folha De S. Paulo.It is one of the many shipments awaiting bureaucratic clearance, it said, at a time when Brazil desperately needs ventilators and personal protective equipment to fight a skyrocketing number of coronavirus infections and deaths.In a matter of weeks, confirmed cases of infection in the South American nation soared to nearly one million, with the death toll expected to top 50,000 in a day or…
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EU extends sanctions on Russia: Merkel
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-19
EU leaders have agreed to extend diplomatic and economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. | Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, after a videoconference meeting of EU leaders, Merkel criticized Russia for not taking sufficient steps to implement the 2015 Minsk agreement, aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine. | "In today's European Council meeting we decided to extend these sanctions for another six months," Merkel said. | The sanctions were first imposed in 2014 in response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and were later expand…
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Lost Manuscript Of Eyewitness Account Of Tulsa Race Massacre
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
With President Trump holding a campaign rally in Tulsa, OK on June 20, 2020, we thought it would be good to republish this article on the Tulsa Massacre, often referred to as the Tulsa Race Riot. It was a white rampage in the successful black community of Rosewood, also known as Black Wall Street. No one knows how many people were killed in the massacre but "the vast majority of Tulsa's African American population had been made homeless by the event." The white race riot began around a false charge of a white woman being raped by a back man, and conflicts between white and black people at the courthouse, with whi…
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The Black New Yorker Who Led The Charge Against Police Violence In The 1830s
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
At the apex of the kidnapping club were two members of the New York police force, Tobias Boudinot and Daniel D. Nash. Both had grown up in or near Manhattan and they shared a deep disdain for Black people. Like all members of the police force, Boudinot and Nash were poorly paid, inadequately trained, and largely uneducated. Boudinot in particular was constantly in debt, sued by creditors and desperate for the extra money he could make by capturing runaway enslaved people who had managed, against tremendous odds, to escape southern bondage and forge new lives in New York. The nation's founding document, the Consti…
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Juneteenth: Strike For Black Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
We are calling for disruptive actions aimed at shutting down the city: Strikes, sick-outs, blockades, occupations, and spontaneous marches. | We've watched a wave of grieving and rebellion take hold of the nation, and we say it's about time. We seek justice for Terrence Sterling, Jeffery Price, D'Quann Young, Marquees Alston, Miriam Carey, and Ralphael Briscoe, as well as the many hundreds of Black people who have been killed by MPD, ICE, or other white men with badges and guns. | We remember families separated by prison walls and by state borders. We mourn all the community members we've lost doing sex work, def…
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At Least 2,000 More Black Americans Were Lynched Than Previously Reported
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-19
White mobs and individuals lynched at least 2,000 more Black Americans than previously documented, according to a new report from the Equal Justice Initiative. | The report, released Tuesday, documents confirmed lynchings during the Reconstruction era, from 1865 to 1876, after the end of the Civil War and Black Americans' emancipation from slavery. The group's previous report on the subject, from 2015, detailed 4,500 racial terror lynchings from 1877 to 1950 — adding up to nearly 6,500 confirmed lynchings of Black people in the U.S. from 1865 to 1950. | EJI notes that thousands more lynchings "may never be…
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Navajo volunteers race with food and water as governments fail
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
When a young Dine' man asked if anyone needed water and supplies, there were more than 100 responses. They are the blind, those without water, and those in hogans without phones. They are the young people living in tents in quarantine, they are the families living in tents.
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US Navy Lacks 'Clear Theory of Victory' Needed to Build New Fleet
Sam LaGrone | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-19
The Navy and the Department of Defense haven't finished their homework needed to inform how the Navy builds its future fleet, a panel of naval experts told a House panel on Thursday. | The debate in Congress and in the Pentagon on naval power has been pegged on the last assessment of the number of hulls the Navy needs to meet the future requirements — 355. However, the underlying mission of what a newly structured fleet would do is unclear, said the panel addressing the House Armed Service subcommittee on seapower and projection forces. | The Navy never released an unclassified maritime strategy in conjunct…
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Digital innovation and Queen's honours: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-19
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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"I Can't Breathe": Remembering David Cross, Killed by Corrections Officers in Santa Cruz County Jail
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
David Cross, a 44-year-old local plumber, was killed on September 18, 2005 in Santa Cruz County Jail while experiencing a mental health crisis. Corrections officers who responded that day to address his health issues decided Cross needed to be restrained, so they sat on his back as he lay on his stomach and "hog tied" him on the floor of the jail. Cross screamed, "I can't breathe," "I'm going to die," and "Please get off me," before his body went limp after 3 1/2 minutes of being restrained. Fast forward to 2020, and it is likely that many will see the killing of David Cross in a new light. The world is currently…
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Friday 6/19: Juneteenth Film Discussion of 'Suppressed: The Fight To Vote'
Friends Committee on National Legislation | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Online via zoom…
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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for wildfire deaths
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
With the help of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Pacific Gas & Electric receives a mere slap on the wrist for what has been deemed the deadliest US corporate crime ever prosecuted.
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The Questions Grow More Pressing
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
I've been persistently raising issues of police abuse with the SCPD. Most recently, I sent a letter to Chief Andy Mills with a variety of questions, following up on issues raised months (and often years) ago. He roplied. I responded to his reply a few days ago. So far no reply.
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Monday 6/22: Houseless Community Mounts Defense Against Illegal Eviction
United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza | Oakland, CA 94612…
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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Oakland McDonald employees take legal action
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
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Millions of Black People slaughtered in Congo – for cellphones!
Nestor Machno | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
BLM is a pretty cool movement but why is it stopping in the 1st World? | Are smartphones more important than African Lives?>…
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Should the Centerpiece in our California State Capitol be relocated?
Adopted from Bill George | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
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?>…
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Victory! New York's City Council Passes the POST Act
Nathan Sheard, EFF | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
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Wheaton Mayor signs Pride Week proclamation after making $1,000 Jeanne Ives contribution
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Pride Week Proclamation Signed By Mayor:…
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Wednesday 7/15: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump and Pandemic
Oakland Privacy | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Online via Zoom. | Check here: oaklandprivacy.org/next-meeting/ starting a few days before the meeting.
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Sunday 6/21: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Civic Center Plaza (Polk & McAllister)…
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Save Social Security!
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
2 minute video by Lis Cox filmed on June 9, 2020.
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Thursday 6/18: #HomeIsHere: Car Caravans for DACA SCOTUS Decision & BLM in SF Bay Area
SIREN & other groups | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Caravans in San Fransisco, San Jose, Oakland and throughout CA…
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Friday 6/19: Defend Black Lives Event in Palo Alto
Palo_Alto_Action_4 _Justice | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Palo Alto City Hall's King Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…
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Federal Criminal Complaint Links Attack on SC Sheriffs, Oakland Security Officers to Boogaloo Movement
FRED | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
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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Friday 6/19: Workers' Collective Mourns Victims of Covid19 and Broken Promise of Emancipation
Dwight A Ost | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
AMAZON FULFILLMENT CTR-6015 Giant Hwy-Richmond CA…
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Climate crisis and social transformation in the age of Corona
Norbert Trenkle | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Material wealth in the form of useful things and utilities is only a means subordinated to the objective of capital accumulation and is sacrificed when that objective can no longer be achieved… Without the state, capitalist society would fly apart immediately. The state, however, is an essential precondition for abstract wealth production and dependent on it.
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Sunday 6/21: Defund the Police State: Call to Divert Police Funds to Communities of San Mateo County
Justice for Chinedu and others | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Courthouse Square | 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063…
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Monday 6/22: #HomeIsHere DACA Digital Rally hosted by United We Dream
United We Dream & others | indybay.org | 2020-06-19
Online rally…
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