Daily Archives: June 25, 2020

2020-06-25: News Headlines

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-25). A stock market boom amidst a real economy crisis. mronline.org Altogether, as philosopher Cornel West put it, the U.S. is showing every sign of being a "failed social experiment". And yet there is a veritable boom in the U.S. stock market. The stock market index Nasdaq has increased by more than 40 per cent since March 23 and is now "within striking distance of all …

Sara Flounders (2020-06-25). Capitalism/The cause of COVID-19 deaths. workers.org China set up a system for checking the people entering residential buildings for COVID-19 symptoms. Here a security guard checks temperatures on Feb. 26 in Beijing. June 23 — Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of . . . |

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-25). How a US & Qatari regime change deception produced the 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine. thegrayzone.com Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by…

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-25). How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine. thegrayzone.com Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-25). War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US. globalresearch.ca Despite president Trump's announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.

José Argàºello (2020-06-25). Meet the far-right oligarchs working to topple Mexico's progressive President AMLO. thegrayzone.com A Trump-like Mexican oligarch, Gilberto Lozano, is leading a coalition of corporate leaders and far-right fanatics called FRENA to try…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-25). UN Security Council Members Slam Illegal Israeli Annexation Scheme. globalresearch.ca Israeli settlements breach international law, an indisputable fact. | The UN Charter bans use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, as well as forcible acquisition of territory not its own. | A joint statement by nearly …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-25). Obamacare upgrade: House Democrats roll out Affordable Care Act improvements bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Sixty-two times since right-wing Republicans rode to congressional power in the 2010 election, they tried—and failed—to kill the Affordable Care Act. Now the House's ruling Democrats are trying to improve it, or so they contend. In statements at a virtual press conference June 24, party leaders, including the chairs of the three committees that deal …

Eds. (2020-06-25). Having sucked America dry, tech giants seek new markets beyond reach of U.S. antitrust laws. mronline.org An aggressive push to consolidate companies in the tech sector, coupled with the world's ever-increasing dependence on digital platforms and tools, is quickly leading to a crisis of sovereignty.

Dennis Broe (2020-06-25). Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods': Black Lives Matter meets 'Rambo' [spoilers]. peoplesworld.org Spike Lee's new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about the aftereffects on African-American soldiers of the Vietnam War, opens spectacularly. A documentary sequence begins with Muhammad Ali detailing why he chooses not to fight: "My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother or some darker people…for big powerful America..for what?..They never lynched me, …

John Wojcik (2020-06-25). U.S. coronavirus infection rate now highest since pandemic began. peoplesworld.org More than 45,500 new coronavirus infections were reported in the U.S. overnight, not by the federal government but by state health departments—blowing out of the water by some 11,000 the previous one-day record of 34,203 reached on April 25. The soaring infection rate in the U.S. is being driven by out-of-control outbreaks in the nation's …

Al Neal (2020-06-25). [Spoiler-free] Review: 'Da 5 Bloods' reclaims narrative of Black soldiers in Vietnam. peoplesworld.org War is hell. War never really ends. And if, as a civilian observer, you find it important to experience the realities and complexities of war and racism, then Spike Lee's latest film Da 5 Bloods is required watching. But be warned, it will not be an easy viewing: There will be discomfort, anger, and tears. Following …

A Guest Author (2020-06-25). Role of sanctions in U.S. plan for world domination — a commentary. workers.org By Samuel Thomas Sanctions: This is the well-known method of spreading democracy and prosperity through death, starvation, shortages and economic collapse. Throughout U.S. history, this method of regime change, ostensibly intended to be implemented against countries at war or allied to a country at war with the U.S., they are . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-25). U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! workers.org Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . |

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-25). Freedom Rider: Democrats move right and towards defeat. mronline.org Besides not being Trump, the Democrats offer nothing, but think they can win with a candidate who has no constituency, charisma or any platform positions that would attract more voters.

Deirdre Griswold (2020-06-25). Amazing facts about the virus. workers.org Medical staff in Wuhan, China, celebrate after all coronavirus patients were discharged from temporary emergency hospital, March 9. Facts are stubborn things. Take the fact that the People's Republic of China, with four times the population of the U.S., has had far fewer COVID-19 deaths, even though it was the . . . |

Staff (2020-06-25). Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court. therealnews.com The EHRC overturned the French court's convictions of 12 BDS activists for "incitement to discrimination" in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-25). Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter. mintpressnews.com Pro-Israel groups in America are sending mixed signals: yes, we want equality for Black Americans; no, we do not want the same for Palestinians.

Karl Grossman (2020-06-25). Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump. counterpunch.org The United States "must be capable of winning wars that extend into space," asserts a just-released "Defense Space Strategy" report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve "dominance in space," signed a measure this past December authorizing establishment of a Space Force.

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2020-06-25). U.S. must return its political prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia. mronline.org Simón Trinidad matters; his time has come. This leader of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) faced bizarre and unfounded criminal charges in a U.S. court. He's being held under the cruelest of conditions in a federal prison in Florence, Colorado. He will die there unless he is released. Simón Trinidad will be …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-25). Defying unions, parents, and students, Chicago board keeps cops in schools. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—Defying its unions, parents and city students, the Chicago Board of Education listened to its CEO and city Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and voted 4-3 on June 24 to keep cops in the city schools. Renewal of the $33 million yearly contract with the city police department came after a wide-ranging coalition of Chicago Public Schools …

Staff (2020-06-25). Stir Crazy! Episode #59: Time Has Come To Rage. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, political commentator Marcus Ferrell, and political consultant Adriel Hampton, with special guest Ricarra Jones, MD/DC political director for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers-East. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Joshua Cho (2020-06-25). Debunking Trump and Corporate Media's WHO/China coverup conspiracy theories. mronline.org The Trump administration suspended funding to WHO in April—the UN's primary infectious disease—fighting body—accusing it of "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus," and of taking China's allegedly deceptive claims about its handling of COVID-19 at "face value." But corporate media had already been boosting these same talking points.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-25). Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire. globalresearch.ca When China's Qing Emperor Daoguang ordered the destruction of opium stocks in the port of Canton (Guangzhou) in 1838, the British Empire declared war on China on the grounds that it was obstructing the "free flow" of commodity trade.

John Wight (2020-06-25). Anti-slavery solidarity united Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, and British workers. peoplesworld.org On page 405 of the folio edition of the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln, there is a letter dated Jan. 19, 1863. It is titled "To the Workingmen of Manchester, England" and begins: "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the address and resolutions which you have sent me on the eve …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). Assange faces second indictment by US on charges of recruiting hacktivists. peoplesdispatch.org Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will face a fresh indictment on charges of having "hired" and "conspired" with hacktivist groups, including Anonymous, LulzSec, and "a famous teenage hacker in Australia"

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-25). Interactive Map Shows Police Using Violence Against Peaceful Protesters in 125 Cities and 40 States. counterpunch.org Click here to view the map. It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for the supposed "Land of the Free" these days, though a lot of brave protesters across the country have continued to stand up to a lot of cowardly militarized police and American soldiers who have been using weaponized military helicopters, M-16

_____ (2020-06-25). Racialized Militarism, Peacebuilding And Defunding The Military. popularresistance.org As the Canadian government prepares to spend $1 billion on Raytheon missiles and related equipment, award a $19 billion contract for new fighter jets in 2022, and increase spending to $32.7 billion a year on the military by 2026, it is both timely and necessary to have a conversation about peacebuilding and the structures of violence. In this regard, the Canadian Peace Initiative has a campaign to establish a federal Department of Peace. And Eriel Tchekwie Deranger has urged NGOs advocating for a Green New Deal to: "center the destructive intertwined roles of capitalism, consumerism, militarism and colonialism as…

David Giesen (2020-06-25). Saturday 6/27: Marx and the art of bicycle maintenance. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/99055787233?pwd=WjVNUUNqQU1zL0…

Noam Schaulin, JUSO BL (2020-06-25). Sacramento And Swiss Sister City Liestal Need To Talk About Their History. indybay.org After the attack on the now removed statue of the founder of Sacramento John Sutter, the Young Socialist Party of the swiss canton of Baselland launched an action in Sutters hometown to draw attention to the fact that John Sutter was a slave owner and child trader. Now, they want Sacramento and its sister city Liestal (Switzerland), capital city of the canton of Baselland, to use their partnership to remember Sutters victims and educate the citizens of both places.

Martha Burk (2020-06-25). Lack of accessible child care could cripple families and economic recovery. peoplesworld.org Child care in the time of coronavirus is one of the most challenging financial and logistical hurdles facing families. But while it's certainly much more difficult now with many child care facilities closed, it's far from a new problem. Most families—single-parent and two-parent alike—struggled with child care even in normal times, regardless of their incomes. …

Staff (2020-06-25). Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 3 | Labor Rights. therealnews.com We explore the different areas of labor rights and the role we all play in their enforcement, while digging deeper into the aspect of mental health as it relates to our rights as workers.

John Bellamy Foster (2020-06-25). ROAR Roundtable: COVID-19 and the climate crisis. mronline.org If "everything affects and is affected by every other thing," we must respond to the dangers to human existence in the 21st century by changing the system, creating a different form of social metabolic reproduction. There is no other way.

The Canary (2020-06-25). Red, white and blue makeover for plane used by PM unveiled. thecanary.co The new paint job costing almost £1 million on the plane used by the prime minister has been unveiled.The RAF Voyager — which was previously a military grey colour — has been resprayed in white, with a Union flag on the tailfin and United Kingdom written in gold on the fuselage.Boris Johnson had previously complained about the military paint scheme used on the jet.The RAF Voyager used by the prime minister and the royal family on the runway at Cambridge airport (Stefan Rousseau/PA)But the cost of the respray was condemned by opposition politicians when it was revealed earlier this month.Downing St…

Staff (2020-06-25). How U.S. and Brazil Leadership That "Neglects Science" Led to Hemisphere's Worst Coronavirus Crises. democracynow.org As coronavirus infections worldwide approach 10 million, nearly half can be found in the two largest countries in the Americas: the United States and Brazil, which now has the worst infection rate in the world and could surpass the U.S. death toll next month. "What we see in the country is a reflection of the leadership that we have," says Marcia Castro, professor of demography, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-chair of Harvard's Brazil Studies Program, noting far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic's severity an…

Staff (2020-06-25). Repair & Revive: Rev. William Barber on Fighting Racism, Poverty, Climate Change, War & Nationalism. democracynow.org The Poor People's Campaign offered a counterpoint to President Trump's sparsely attended Tulsa campaign rally with a mass digital gathering that unveiled a policy platform to spur "transformative action" on five key issues of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the threat of religious nationalism. "We have to repair and revive," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. "That has to be a part of if we're truly going to ever be the democracy we claim to be on paper."

pip.hinman (2020-06-25). Now is the time for First Nations justice and systemic change. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-06-25). Powerhouse Museum sell-off a 'shameful act of vandalism'. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-06-25). Countries around the world are taking swift action to quash Covid hotspots as England gets set to head to the pub. thecanary.co Governments and businesses are ramping up precautions after the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases increased in various parts of the world.Meanwhile, in the UK, where daily confirmed cases

The Canary (2020-06-25). Walk-in centres to provide coronavirus testing in 'heart of communities'. thecanary.co Walk-in centres for coronavirus (Covid-19) testing are to be set up to make it easier for people without cars to get tested for the virus.Six centres are being trialled in Newcastle, Rochdale, Leeds, Brent, Newham and Slough, with the latter described as a hybrid drive and walk through.The exact location of the centres has not been confirmed by officials but one is understood to be on a basketball court, and there have been reports they will spring up in empty shops and car parks.A source at the Department of Health and Social Care said officials were working on "walk through testing sites in England for people w…

Steve Topple (2020-06-25). The problem with Robert Jenrick runs deeper than just 'Tory corruption'. thecanary.co Pressure is

Ralph Underhill (2020-06-25). England open for business. thecanary.co By

The Canary (2020-06-25). Russians begin voting on changes allowing Putin to stay in power until 2036. thecanary.co Polls have opened in Russia for a week-long vote on constitutional changes that would allow president Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.The vote on a range of constitutional amendments, proposed by Putin in January, was initially scheduled for 22 April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.It was later rescheduled for 1 July, with polling stations opening a week earlier and staying open for seven days in an effort to avoid crowds on the main voting day.The proposed amendments include a change in the constitution that would allow 67-year-old Putin, who has ruled Russia for over two decades…

John Ranson (2020-06-25). Court backlog of criminal cases tops half a million but it's not just Covid. thecanary.co Courts face a backlog of more than half a million criminal cases, official estimates show. Some of the rise comes as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But a critic of the government's approach has said the bulk of the problem has nothing to do with the pandemic. And the critic has cautioned against reducing the use of juries to clear the backlog. | The number of cases waiting to be heard by magistrates increased by 22% between the week ending 8 March and 17 May to around 484,000, according to provisional data published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). | However, outstanding crown court cases rose…

Steve Topple (2020-06-25). Labour's loss of low income voters to the Tories has been brewing since Blair. thecanary.co A Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-25). The Heat: U.S. immigration and DACA ruling. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Trump temporarily suspends new work visas, barring foreigners from seeking employment in the United States.

RT (2020-06-25). Democrats seethe as Trump calls them 'more unreasonable' than North Korea, China or Russia. rt.com US President Donald Trump paid the opposition Democrats a backhanded compliment, saying in a speech that they were tougher to deal with and "far more unreasonable" than the governments of North Korea, China or Russia. | The Democrats in the USA are much tougher to deal with than any of these people that we deal with. They're far more unreasonable. And actually, they're a little crazy. | Trump made a comment as part of an anecdote during an address at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin on Friday, prompting the DNC war room to accuse him of having "no idea what it means to be president" and daring to…

South Front (2020-06-25). Video: Infighting Among Idlib Al Qaeda Radicals Resumes with Renewed Energy. globalresearch.ca Late on June 23, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes on alleged Iranian-linked targets near al-Sukhna and Kabajab in central Syria and near Tel Al-Sahn in the countryside of as-Suwayda in southern Syria. A second wave of Israeli strikes early …

Norman Solomon (2020-06-25). Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party. zcomm.org In the electoral arena, the goal is not only about winning elections. It's also about replacing the top-down weight of entrenched politicians with the bottom-up power of grassroots activism…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-06-25). Fear in the John F. Kennedy Assassination. "Some Americans Consider the Possibility that it Was A Regime Change Operation" globalresearch.ca One of the fascinating phenomena in the JFK assassination is the fear of some Americans to consider the possibility that the assassination was actually a regime-change operation carried out by the U.S. national-security establishment rather than simply a murder carried …

IMEMC News (2020-06-25). Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinians in Fasayel village, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The villagers, accompanied by several cabinet members and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials, were trying to hold a meeting in the village, …

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Belgian Lawmakers to Vote on Recognizing Palestine, Punishing Impending Israeli West Bank Annexation. sputniknews.com The 150-person Belgian Chamber of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday regarding whether the country will "formally recognize the State of Palestine."

Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return (2020-06-25). Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage. indybay.org We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-25). Trump Admitted Relocation of American Soldiers to Poland Is Aimed Against Russia. globalresearch.ca It appears that despite achieving so-called independence from the Soviet Union and joining the EU and NATO in 2004, Lithuania does not have full sovereignty. In yesterday's negotiations with US President Donald Trump, the interests of Vilnius were not …

Staff (2020-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surge to Highest Daily Level Since Pandemic Began, WHO Warns Coronavirus Has Yet to Peak in the Americas, Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump's Use of "Kung Flu," Weeks After Calling the Term "Highly Offensive", Protesters Camp Outside New York City Hall Demanding $1B in Cuts to NYPD Budget, Democrats Halt Senate Police Bill, Saying Reforms Don't Go Far Enough, Colorado Lawmakers Demand Investigation into Police Killing of Elijah McClain, Family Demands Justice for Queens Man Tasered to Death by Police in His Own Home, NYPD Officer David Afanador to Face Strangulation Charges for Using Banned Ch…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-25). PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO. dissidentvoice.org The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). Indian rights groups demand bail for political prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org The letter by prominent human rights organizations comes days after reports emerged of the appalling conditions in the quarantine facility in the State of Maharashtra in which activist Gautam Navlakha is currently lodged in…

_____ (2020-06-25). Democratizing Energy To Counter The Climate Catastrophe. popularresistance.org Youth climate activists have been striking to demand immediate climate action from political powers. They conjoined the issues of climate and labor by calling for a global climate strike in September, 2019, in which a historic 7.6 million schoolkids, (grand)parents and workers from 185 countries participated. Over 70 trade unions around the world supported the strike and the number of climate groups that are demanding a just transition for fossil fuel workers are also steadily increasing. | The European landscape of climate activism is becoming densely populated. Numerous communities are defending nature together…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). LaborFest 2020 – Labor: Resist, Revolt, Building a New Future. indybay.org LaborFest opens its 27th annual festival on July 1, 2020 with a month of timely events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. The program schedule includes both international and local films and videos, a labor history walk and bike tour, lectures, forums, readings, theatrical and musical performances. Most events are free of charge but donations by the public will be accepted.

Kevin Gosztola (2020-06-25). US Government Expands Assange Indictment to Criminalize Assistance Provided to Edward Snowden. globalresearch.ca The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. | Sarah Harrison, who was a section editor for WikiLeaks, …

Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter (2020-06-25). Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…

San José Peace and Justice Center (2020-06-25). Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Response at Protests. indybay.org Zoom online meeting | Register in advance for this meeting: bit.ly/ComMtg0623 (or us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-y…) | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sit.Walk.Listen. (2020-06-25). Sunday 6/28: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th st. and Telegraph ave), Oakland, CA | Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-25). Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the Neoliberal Color Revolution in America. globalresearch.ca "The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA's Color Revolution playbook," writes economic researcher, …

Anish R M (2020-06-25). A month after George Floyd's death, what has changed? peoplesdispatch.org A month has passed by since the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protests that erupted across the United States and continue to rage on have significantly altered the political landscape of the nation's politics. Much like the protests of 2014-15 sparked by the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the protests happening today have brought some of the perennial questions and unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement. | From talks about police reforms to abolition of the police, from the lingering Confederate legacy to colonial-settler and slave-ow…

Kayla Soren (2020-06-25). Police Kneeled With Me, Then They Drew Their Guns. zcomm.org The lesson is clear: Take any story you see about police officers showing unity with protesters with a grain of salt.

Ryan Grim (2020-06-25). Protests Propel Charles Booker in Close Kentucky Senate Race. zcomm.org "It wasn't just Black people, look around this crowd," Booker said Tuesday night. "We're in this together. You hurt one of us, you hurt all of us."

_____ (2020-06-25). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. popularresistance.org On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd, called "a modern-day lynching in broad daylight." Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in all 50 states and Washington D.C.; the anti-racist uprisings continue. | Why do a majority of people in this country now support the Movement for Black Lives? Why have calls to defund and abolish the police entered the mainstream discourse? Why are people risking the deadly coronavirus to join the protests? And why are we seeing what may be the broadest popular movement in the history of the United Stat…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-25). "No Layoffs" "Stop The Greed" Frontline UCSF Workers Protest Cutbacks In Middle Of Covid. indybay.org UCSF AFSCME 3299 Frontline healthcare workers and other union members from UC rallied and protested against the 3,000 cutbacks by UC management and regents. These cutbacks in the midst of a major pandemic will not only threaten the workers the care of the patients and the public.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism. peoplesdispatch.org On the 45th anniversary of the imposition of India's notorious internal emergency, we take a look at what led to that decision and the impact it had on the country's democracy…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). Maritime union intensifies campaign against job cuts in the UK ferry industry. peoplesdispatch.org P&O Ferries in the UK has announced plans to cut 1,100 jobs citing the crisis in the ferry services industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). German Left alleges government complicity in COVID-19 outbreak at meat plant. peoplesdispatch.org The unsafe work conditions at a meat processing plant in Gàºtersloh, owned by Tà∂nnies Holding Group, has led to a severe outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its employees…

Scott Ritter (2020-06-25). Trump claims the redeployment of US troops from Germany to Poland is a 'signal' to Russia. But is it just a tempest in a teapot? thealtworld.com President Trump has announced that thousands of US troops will be redeployed to Poland as part of …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-25). The US "Soft War" on Iran and Its Allies Turns Against Washington. globalresearch.ca The US administration under Barack Obama drafted "Caesar's Law" in 2016 to subdue Syria but kept it in the drawer. President Donald Trump and his administration dusted it off and are now implementing "Caesar's Law". In fact, Trump's policy is …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-25). Israeli Troops Cause the Injury of Dozens of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli troops caused on Wednesday night the injury of at least thirty eight Palestinian residents in the occupied East Jerusalem, by means of shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas in the village of Abu Deis, east of the occupied Palestinian city. The local Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said …

Fight Back (2020-06-25). Tucson police kill Chicano in custody; 3 officers resign amid investigation. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On April 21, Tucson police officers responded to a call from the grandmother of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez saying he was out of control. Within ten minutes upon arrival, Ingram-Lopez lay lifeless on their garage floor, naked, handcuffed and covered in layers of plastic police blankets. The autopsy report has ruled the manner of death as "undetermined" but that the cause of death as "sudden cardiac arrest in the setting of acute cocaine intoxication and physical restraint." The autopsy also shared that it was reported that officers applied a spit hood. | June 24 saw the horrific scene displayed by bo…

Harry Glasbeek (2020-06-25). Meng, Huawei and Canadian Law: Soap, Rinse and Dry-Laundered. globalresearch.ca Prologue | One of the graver risks for big-time criminals is that investigators will be able to identify them and their deeds by 'following the money'. The criminals have to hide the proceeds of their crimes. This is done by depositing …

Leonard C. Goodman (2020-06-25). Why Democratic and Republican Parties Don't Dare Let the People Decide. zcomm.org Our nation's leaders are finally being forced to listen to concerns raised by people in the streets. Their initial response of symbolic gestures and tokenism is not encouraging…

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-25). Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians From Two West Bank Cities. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Thursday morning two Palestinian residents from two different West Bank cities. Local media outlets reported that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem city in the West Bank. The sources said that the soldiers broke into and …

Jamaal Bowman (2020-06-25). Progressive Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Engel in NY Primary. zcomm.org Remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-25). Bolton's Memoir Bolts from the Stable. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident. His indulgent

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-06-25). Vote on business rescue plan for South African Airways adjourned on unions' demand. peoplesdispatch.org A meeting of stakeholders was held on June 25 to consider a proposal by the Business Rescue Practitioners to restructure South African Airways. According to this plan, nearly 3,700 of the 4,700 employees may lose their jobs…

_____ (2020-06-25). Pandemic proves opportunity for industry power grab. truepublica.org.uk By Tamasin Cave: The UK government has been "incredibly receptive" to businesses lobbying to shape its response to Covid-19 The decision to allow pubs and restaurants to reopen on July 4, before schools, and to relax social distancing, are the latest concessions to the alcohol industry during the Covid-19 crisis, after the government classified off-licences …

Steve Watson (2020-06-25). Media Executive Warns that Big Tech Is Secretively Seizing "All the Power" over Information. globalresearch.ca Newspaper executive Peter Wright has slammed big tech for secretively developing and changing algorithms for news distribution without giving the industry any indication whatsoever of what they are doing. | Wright of DMG Media, which is the parent company of The …

QUDSN (2020-06-25). UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel Annexation West Bank. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …

IMEMC News (2020-06-25). Israeli Court Sentences A Detainee To Four Life Terms In Prison. imemc.org An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian detainee to four life terms, in addition to imposing a fine of 16 Million Shekels after convicting him of killing two Israeli soldiers and of wounding 7 settlers (causing a young woman to miscarry) in two separate incidents in the year 2018, …

QUDSN (2020-06-25). UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel the Annexation of the West Bank. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). United Nations warns Israel against proposed annexation of parts of occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org UN secretary general António Guterres said that if implemented, the annexation plan would constitute a most serious violation of international law and grievously harm the prospect of a two-state solution…

Philip Weiss (2020-06-25). Congressman Engel Bragged, 'I Sit Down with AIPAC on Every Piece of Legislation' Coming Out of Foreign Affairs Committee. globalresearch.ca Embattled congressman Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has bragged that he sits down with the rightwing pro-Israel organization AIPAC on "every piece of legislation coming out of the Foreign Affairs Committee." | In a

Ryan Cecil Jobson (2020-06-25). Brazilian oligarchs sacrifice people for profit. zcomm.org Business leaders are using social media and political influence to spread coronavirus disinformation — and endangering thousands of lives…

Colin Todhunter (2020-06-25). Capitalism and the Throttling of Democracy in India. globalresearch.ca The deregulation of international capital flows (financial liberalisation) has effectively turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world's richest capitalists. Under…

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-06-25). Israeli Soldier Given Derisory Sentence for the Unlawful Killing of a Palestinian Fisherman. imemc.org Press Release By Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: On 15 June 2020, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed 23-year-old Palestinian fisherman, Nawwaf al-Attar, off the coast of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to a derisory 45-day prison sentence to be served through military-related …

PCHR (2020-06-25). PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Shot and Killed by IOF at al-Container Checkpoint in Eastern Bethlehem. imemc.org On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian after opening fire at his vehicle, which collided into the traffic island in the center of al-container military checkpoint, east of Bethlehem. The military claimed that the victim attempted to carry out a run-over attack, but according to the …

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-06-25). "Referendum in Russia exposes the sham of bourgeois democracy" peoplesdispatch.org Roman Kononenko from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation talks about the ongoing referendum in Russia on the constitutional reforms proposed by president Vladimir Putin. He also talks about how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic…

_____ (2020-06-25). Deregulating GMOs via the Agriculture Bill — what happens next? truepublica.org.uk By Pat Thomas — Beyond GM: Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK's Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. We have been very gratified by your responses. Many of you joined us …

Julia Conley (2020-06-25). Poll Shows Overwhelming US Support for Police Reform. zcomm.org Among other major changes, large majorities of the American public want clear standards for police misconduct and prosecution of officers guilty of excessive force…

_____ (2020-06-25). USA: 'Qualified Immunity' Is How the Police State Stays in Power. truepublica.org.uk By Constitutional attorney John W Whitehead — Charlottesville, Virginia: The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and "we the people" continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst. Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because "we the people" remain polarized and divided, the police …

news.un (2020-06-25). COVID-19's far reaching impact on global drug abuse. news.un.org More than 35 million people around the world now suffer from drug addiction, according to the latest annual report on the scourge, from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released on Thursday, which also analyzes the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global drug markets.

Almasdar News (2020-06-25). US Sends Powerful Message to Iran, Venezuela as Warship Sails Near Caracas. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Naval Command in the southern region announced on Wednesday, that a warship belonging to it sailed near the Venezuelan coast, hours after an Iranian tanker was docked in the port of Caracas. | According to the Southern Command's official …

Fight Back (2020-06-25). The people will not be ignored, the time is now for CPAC! fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – When it comes to police reform, the powers that be in Chicago have been negligent in their response to the demands of the people of this city and this nation. People across the country are calling for systemic police reforms now. The resounding voice of the people in the streets is, "We will not accept this anymore!" In Chicago, we're not new to this plaintive cry, unfortunately. We have the longest standing movement for community control of the police in the country, stretching back to the 1969 police murder of Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party. Yet our city is lagging behind every other majo…

Rand Wilson (2020-06-25). Bernie Is Right: Unite to Dump Trump. zcomm.org When there are only two viable electoral choices, the decision to choose a neoliberal over a neofascist does not mean support for the neoliberal cause…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). Egyptian authorities arrest journalist Nora Younis. peoplesdispatch.org Founder and editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency, Nora Younis, has been a critic of the Egyptian government's track record on human rights. She is the third woman journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian authorities in recent weeks…

Claudia Garcia-Rojas (2020-06-25). Get Police Out of Schools — Including University Campuses. zcomm.org Why do universities rarely question or dip into massive law enforcement budgets during times of ostensible financial crisis, choosing instead to furlough workers, pause raises or make programming cuts?>

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-25). The Struggle against Racism in the United States. globalresearch.ca "We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the property of 22 million African-Americans. And on the …

Pat Thomas (2020-06-25). Deregulating GMOs via the UK's Agriculture Bill — What Happens Next? globalresearch.ca Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK's Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. | We have been very …

news.un (2020-06-25). First Person: Innovation brewing at Hawaii coffee farm. news.un.org Innovation and experimentation are helping a coffee farm in the US state of Hawaii to prosper in a competitive market, an approach which has helped the company to get through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Ian Cobain (2020-06-25). UK Health Ministry Has No Records on Turkish Protective Equipment (PPE) Fiasco and Won't Say if Files Destroyed. globalresearch.ca Department responsible tells MEE it has no documents about botched import of medical gear, raising concerns of cover-up ahead of inquiry into government's response to Covid-19 | *** | The British government's health ministry says it has no record whatsoever of its …

yenisafak (2020-06-25). China's Huawei to build 1 bln pound research facility in England. yenisafak.com The facility will employee around 400 people and focus on the production of optical devices for use in fibre-optic communication systems, the company said in a statement."The UK is home to a vibrant and open market, as well as some of the best talent the world has to offer," said Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang.British officials are currently reviewing how best to securely deploy Huawei equipment in the country's 5G networks, after granting the Chinese firm a limited role in January.($1 = 0.8045 pounds)…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-25). Dishonour on the Bench: Dyson Heydon and the Australian High Court. dissidentvoice.org It is one of the oldest professions, stacked with rules, conventions and protocols. It is also tribal and hierarchical. The law, presided over its executors, the judges, do not do transparency well. It stands to reason: according to Charles Dickens, the business of the law is to make business for itself, creating its own impenetrable …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-06-25). Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa's Flag. globalresearch.ca Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in …

Kim Petersen (2020-06-25). The Oppressed Have the Moral Right to Decide How Best to Resist Their Oppression. dissidentvoice.org Question: Should people from the oppressor group tell the oppressed people how to conduct their resistance? Should Jews tell Palestinians what form their resistance to Israeli oppression should take? During World War II should Germans have directed Jewish, Roma, Slavic resistance in the concentration camps? Nowadays, should whites be telling Blacks how to resist systemic …

San Francisco Public Library (2020-06-25). Friday 6/26: The Stonewall Inn: Birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement (online). indybay.org Online on YouTube…

Andrea Arroyo (2020-06-25). LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights. thenation.com LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights…

John Ranson (2020-06-25). Long-Bailey sacked by Starmer supposedly over antisemitism. thecanary.co Rebecca Long-Bailey has been dramatically sacked from Labour's shadow cabinet after sharing an article supposedly containing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.Tweet: Party leader Keir Starmer took action after shadow education secretary Long-Bailey

Peter Bolton (2020-06-25). Biden surges to double point lead over Trump. But here's why that's nothing to celebrate. thecanary.co Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden now holds a double-digit

D.D. Guttenplan (2020-06-25). It's Time to Disarm the Police. thenation.com It's Time to Disarm the Police…

Rachel Cheung (2020-06-25). Hong Kong's Cartoonists Aren't Giving Up on Dissent. thenation.com Hong Kong's Cartoonists Aren't Giving Up on Dissent…

Jessica Lynne (2020-06-25). How Visual Culture Is Implicated in Mass Incarceration. thenation.com How Visual Culture Is Implicated in Mass Incarceration…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Indonesia provides emergency aid to stranded Rohingya. yenisafak.com Indonesia has provided emergency assistance to 94 Rohingya refugees stranded off the Aceh province in the country's northwest, the foreign minister said on Thursday.In a virtual news conference, Retno Marsudi said that emergency aid was provided right after authorities and fishermen found the stranded Rohingya.The refugees consist of 49 women, 30 children and 15 men.However, the minister did not reveal any further plans for the stranded refugees.Marsudi said she would cooperate with other countries in the region to conduct early detection and to prevent Rohingya from making dangerous trips from their home countri…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Daesh/ISIS suspect going on trial in Paris. yenisafak.com A man accused of being a so-called "emir" of the terror group Daesh/ISIS is due for his day in court in Paris on Thursday, facing trial for his alleged offenses in Syria.Tyler Vilus, a.k.a., Abou Hafs, is accused of leading a terrorist group and committing murders in an organized gang in Syria in 2013-2015, among other offenses.Vilus was arrested on July 2, 2015, nearly five years ago to the day, while boarding a plane to Prague at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, and was later extradited to face trial.Turkey has long championed the repatriation of European nationals found to belong to terrorist groups.Vilus' phone,…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Global drug use soars 30% in 10 years: UN. yenisafak.com Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, 30% more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, a UN report said on Thursday.The report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna also analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the drugs markets.While the pandemic effects are not yet fully known, the report said that border and other restrictions linked to the pandemic have already caused shortages of drugs on the street, leading to increased prices and reduced purity.The report noted that rising unemployment and reduced opportunities caused by the pandemic a…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). UK COVID-19 death toll from confirmed cases rises by 149 to 43,230. yenisafak.com Britain's official death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 149 to 43,230, the Department of Health said on Thursday.Including deaths from suspected cases of the disease, Britain's toll is over 54,000.

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Indian capital readies vast quarantine centre as coronavirus cases mount. yenisafak.com Authorities in New Delhi worked to convert a spiritual centre into a huge quarantine facility on Thursday as novel coronavirus cases in the Indian capital overtook the financial hub Mumbai for the first time.Delhi now has 70,390 coronavirus cases, with more than 40,000 detected in the last two weeks.That is more than Mumbai's 69,528, though the city, long considered one of India's biggest coronavirus hot spots, has seen a higher rate of deaths.Nationally, a record 16,922 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, federal data released on Thursday showed, taking total cases in the country to nearly half a milli…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). EU covering up Greek human rights violations, says Turkish spox. yenisafak.com Turkey on Thursday slammed remarks by Greek and EU officials critical of Ankara's handling of the migrant issue along its borders, calling them an attempt to whitewash Athens' human rights violations.The remarks this Wednesday by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell at the Turkish-Greek border show Greece's effort to cover up its crimes against asylum seekers under the EU umbrella, said Hami Aksoy, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman."The fact that the EU Commission is a partner to this is exemplary," Aksoy said.Aksoy cited the words of Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Euro…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Iran's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000. yenisafak.com Iran on Thursday confirmed 143 additional fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,130.A further 2,595 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 215,096, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said.He said a total of 175,103 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 2,899 remain at hospitals in critical condition.Over 1.53 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari said.After emerging in China last December, the virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.The p…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Magnitude-5.4 earthquake hits eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com A magnitude-5.4 earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern province of Van on Thursday, according to the country's disaster agency.The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck off the Ozalp district at 1.03 p.m. local time (1003 GMT). It originated at a depth of 6.9 kilometers.Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said some houses were damaged due to the tremors, and damage assessment studies are ongoing.No casualties have been reported so far.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter that further updates on the situation will be given to the public by Van Governorate and AFAD.Iran and T…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). The 674 steps: Eiffel Tower reopens, minus lifts, after virus break. yenisafak.com The Eiffel Tower on Thursday welcomed its first visitors for three months – but with elevators still off-limits, they faced a long climb to sample its breathtaking views.Shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak – its longest period out of action since World War Two – Paris's most famous landmark re-opened under strict hygiene and safety controls.All wearing face masks as directed on a hot and sunny day, tourists queued up for security checks at the entrance, where hand gel dispensers have been installed, before setting off up the 674 steps to the tower's second floor."It's great because I never was…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Germany, France shore up political, financial aid to beleaguered WHO. yenisafak.com France and Germany expressed political and financial backing for the World Health Organization (WHO) in its fight against the coronavirus on Thursday, with Berlin saying it would contribute a record half billion euros in funding this year.WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking at a news conference in Geneva, said the agency, criticised by the United States for being slow off the mark in tackling the pandemic, was getting the financial and political support it needed.U.S. President Donald Trump said last month that the United States was cutting ties with the "China-centric" WHO, but he has still not formal…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Pakistan 'disappointed' with US terrorism report. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Thursday said it was disappointed by a recent terrorism report by the US, saying it gave a selective and self-contradictory account of the country's efforts to counter terrorism and terrorist financing.In a Foreign Ministry statement, Islamabad said the US State Department's 2019 Country Report on Terrorism ignored its "crucial role" in degrading Al Qaeda in the region and "diminishing the threat that the terrorist group once posed to the world.""Similarly, the Report acknowledges the sharp decrease in the incidence of terrorist attacks in Pakistan. However, it neglects to explain that this was only p…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). ECB to provide euro liquidity to non-euro area C.banks. yenisafak.com The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announced it will offer euro loans against collateral to central banks outside the euro area to backstop funding markets amid the coronavirus pandemic."Eurosystem repo facility for central banks (EUREP) introduced as precautionary backstop to address pandemic-related euro liquidity needs outside euro area," the bank said in a statement.New facility will be available until June 2021 and allow a broad set of central banks to borrow euro against euro-denominated debt issued by euro area central governments and supranational institutions."EUREP addresses possible euro liqui…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). India says China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements. yenisafak.com China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week."At the heart of the matter is that since early May the Chinese side had been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC," ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in a briefing in New Delhi, referring to the Line of Actual Control, the de facto border."This is not in accordance with the provisions of our various bilateral agreements," he said,…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Bayer to pay up to $10.9 bln to settle bulk of Roundup weedkiller cancer lawsuits. yenisafak.com The German drugs and pesticides maker has come to terms with about 75% of the 125,000 filed and unfiled claims overall, it said in a statement on Wednesday of the deal to end legal disputes it inherited with its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto in 2018.The settled cases over Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers account for about 95% of those currently set for trial, it added."The Roundup settlement is the right action at the right time for Bayer to bring a long period of uncertainty to an end," Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann said. "Unfortunately, we have to pay an awful lot of money for a product…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Top Turkish diplomat attends SE Europe group meeting. yenisafak.com Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday took part in a meeting of a group of southeastern European countries, including the Balkans.Mevlut Cavusoglu met his counterparts from South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) member states via video conference.Cavusoglu said on Twitter that they discussed regional cooperation and opportunities within SEECP during the coronavirus normalization process."Turkey is taking over 2020-21 Chairmanship of SEECP, the broadest regional organization in the Balkans. @TurkishCiOSEECP," he added.Next week, on July 1, Turkey is set to take over the SEECP chairmanship for one year.In…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). WHO says 10th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is over. yenisafak.com A World Health Organization official announced Thursday the end of the 10th Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as no new cases were reported for more than 50 days.During a media briefing on COVID-19 and Ebola in Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, commended the "leadership of the DRC president, and the sacrifice and perseverance of 16,000 front line responders and communities … who have brought about the end of this 10th Ebola outbreak in the country!"Moeti also thanked the people, health workers, including WHO experts, who either got ill, were injured or lo…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Turkey says Libya's GNA demands Haftar withdraw from Sirte, Jufra. yenisafak.com Libya's internationally recognised government demands that Khalifa Haftar's forces withdraw from the coastal city of Sirte and Jufra region as pre-conditions for ceasefire talks, Turkey said on Thursday.With Turkish military support, the Government of National Accord (GNA) has reversed a 14-month offensive on Tripoli by Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is backed by Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told broadcaster CNN Turk that the United States, which Turkey has urged to take a more active role in Libya, was reluctant to play a "decisive role" in t…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). At least 250 Indians stranded in Pakistan return home. yenisafak.com At least 250 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus restrictions were repatriated on Thursday.A total of 748 Indian nationals will return home over three days until June 27, Pakistan's Interior Ministry said in a statement.It said 250 more Indians will cross over from the Wagah-Attari land border near the northeastern city of Lahore on Friday, and the remaining 248 will go back on Saturday.The Indian citizens, some of them Kashmiri students studying in Pakistan, were stranded in different cities, including Lahore and the capital Islamabad, due to coronavirus-related lockdown.From March to May, P…

yenisafak (2020-06-25). Public vote on constitutional changes in Russia begins. yenisafak.com Russians Thursday have started to vote on the constitutional changes that will allow the incumbent president to serve two more terms in office.The vote will last from June 25 to July 1 to avoid mass gatherings at the polls, associated with risks of the coronavirus spreading, the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) explained in a statement.The polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time (0500-1700GMT). The precinct election commissions issued recommendations for the residents of each house in their districts, indicating the best time for casting ballot to better organize the voter turnout.Ho…

_____ (2020-06-25). Latin Americans Fighting Mining Companies During COVID19. popularresistance.org Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire populations under lockdown and economies falling apart, mining companies have also hopped on the pandemic profiteering bandwagon. | In Latin America, the areas of interest to mining companies whether they are exploring or digging for gold, silver, copper, iron ore, and other minerals can extend to vast areas of entire countries. Their activities also affect important ecosystems. These include high-altitude wetlands and glacier…

_____ (2020-06-25). A Better Health Care System? popularresistance.org Suzanne Gordon, a longtime health care reporter and author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation's Veterans, says the VA "outperforms the private sector with one hand tied behind its back." | The VA delivers health care to around nine million veterans each year at more than 1,200 sites across the country. In Wounds of War, Gordon described the VA as resembling "the health care systems of almost all other industrialized nations: a full-service health care system that both pays for and delivers all types of care to those it serves." | The VA's health care providers are salari…

_____ (2020-06-25). Rebuilding After Recession: A Plan For Jobs. popularresistance.org Government investment in green technology and infrastructure is needed to create thousands of jobs and prevent a recession. | Working with unions and employers, the government has put in place the Job Retention Scheme and self-employed income support schemes, protecting the jobs and incomes of millions of workers during the coronavirus crisis. | But more is needed, and fast. Without further bold action from the government, we risk huge losses of jobs and livelihoods and possibly the deepest recession since the 1930s. The OECD estimates that unemployment could hit 11 per cent this year. But this is not inevitable,…

_____ (2020-06-25). What's The Alternative To Police In Schools? popularresistance.org Thousands of Chicagoans have rallied in the past couple weeks behind the demand that Chicago Public Schools end its relationship with the police department. | But a small group of advocates have been working on this issue for years, and they've won significant progress in recent months. We don't know the impact of those changes yet — though we do know that alternatives to police in schools need much greater support. | A new Chicago Police Department policy implemented last August removed so-called school resource officers from involvement in day-to-day disciplinary matters. It requires screening of potentia…

_____ (2020-06-25). CHOP And The Juneteenth Longshore Strike. popularresistance.org On June 19, the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU), a militant union of 42,000 members, shut down 29 ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada, as workers withheld their labor for 8 hours. The strike was organized to demonstrate the labor movement's solidarity with black lives after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and held on the Juneteenth anniversary of the emancipation of the last chattel slaves in the US in 1865. | As part of the action, a mass demonstration marched through Oakland's port and downtown, with several thousand in attendance.

_____ (2020-06-25). Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes. popularresistance.org Philadelphia, PA — Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they've facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into "vacant, viable" homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). According to those who are helping families move in, a large number of usable residences are being intentionally left vacant by the PHA so that they can be sold to developers. | The process of finding empty PHA-owned homes, fixing them up, and helping to move people in is a collaboration between 'Occupy PHA' and the Revolutionary Workers Collective. | The 'move-in' process began during the c…

_____ (2020-06-25). The Disproportionate Blues. popularresistance.org Here in the year of 2020 of the 21st century, we descendants of the people who created and first started singing the blues set to music, way back in the 19th century, are still singing the blues today. Those people who historically gave us the reasons to write and sing the blues because of our ill treatment and overwhelming oppression could not truly understand, appreciate or relate to our historical or present-day pain and suffering. | We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We have been told by the powers that be throughout this country's history and our existence to stop crying, to g…

_____ (2020-06-25). Covid-19: NHS plans for second wave bigger than first. truepublica.org.uk The Health Service Journal reports that health services in at least one of the NHS's seven regions are preparing to cope with a second peak of coronavirus demand more than twice the size as the first. By Alison Moore — HSJ: The NHS in the South East of England insisted this scenario was for …

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Two Terrorists Killed, 5 Members of Pakistan-Based Terror Group Lashkar-e-Taiba Arrested in Kashmir. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security forces have been engaged in major counter-terror operations in the Kashmir Valley since April of this year. Security forces have eliminated more than 110 terrorists so far, with intelligence services claiming that infiltration attempts from the Pakistani border may witness a sharp increase this summer.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Jupiter's Europa Could Provide 'Best Chances' of Mapping Alien Life in Solar System, Scientists Say. sputniknews.com While it's a riddle about whether or not life is harboured in the depths of cosmic bodies other than Earth, researchers are looking forward to NASA's Europa mission. It is already destined to go down in history given multiple promising theories about life-sustaining liquids on Jupiter's legendary moon.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Nepal Rubbishes Reports of China Grabbing Its Land in Himalayan Region. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Three opposition parliamentarians in Nepal had earlier put forth a motion in the House of Representatives asking to restore territory encroached upon by China through dialogue. There were also media reports quoting a "Nepali government department doc" that China had occupied 36 hectares in 4 of the nation's northern districts.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Norway Paves Way for Big Expansion of Arctic Oil Exploration Amid 'Challenging' Developments. sputniknews.com Norway is western Europe's biggest oil producer and has built the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund worth over $1 trillion on the back of its oil wealth. In the words of Norwegian Energy Minister Tina Bru new discoveries are needed to uphold employment and value creation.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). India, Pakistan Engage in Mortar Shelling, Firefight at Border. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan, at odds over Jammu and Kashmir since independence, have been accusing each other of constant ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC). While India claimed that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 2,000 times in 2020, Islamabad accused New Delhi of breaking the pact over 957 times.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Nepal Opposition MPs Move Resolution in Parliament to Reclaim Land Allegedly Encroached on by China. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): China has allegedly encroached on 36 hectares of land in four northern districts of Nepal by diverting the flow of rivers that act as a natural boundary. The Survey Division of Nepal's Agriculture Department reported the encroachment back in November 2019, but the K.P. Sharma Oli government put a lid on its claims.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Gravitational Waves Could Have Unleashed Lightest Black Hole Ever, Astrophysicists Reveal. sputniknews.com In mid-August 2019, the LIGO and Virgo detectors jointly spotted a merger of objects of markedly different masses – 23 and 2.6 times that of the Sun respectively. This eye-watering mismatch is a real puzzle, researchers believe.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). India Urges Russia to Deliver Igla-S Missile System ASAP Amid Border Tensions, Media Claims. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Media outlets earlier reported that Indian authorities have decided to "pressure" Russia into expediting the delivery of its S-400 air defence missile system to New Delhi amid the latter's ongoing border face-off with China.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). India, China Swear Upon Past Agreements, New Confidence-Building Measures to Break Stand-off. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been in a border stand-off along the 4,057km long Line of Actual Control since the last week of April. The tensions between the neighbours escalated last week when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off between the Indian Army and PLA.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Dubious 'Coronavirus Resistant' Products Flood Indian Market as Cases Continue to Spiral. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): With the number of COVID-19 cases in India crossing 400,000, the 'fear of being next' is causing panic among people. Therefore, the Indian government has been proactive in preventing people from getting lured by false ad campaigns marketing products as COVID-19 remedies or those that claim to protect against the virus.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Bolton's Book Has 'Misleading and Manipulative Presentations' of Erdogan-Trump Talks, Ankara Says. sputniknews.com In his memoir published on 23 June, John Bolton claimed that US President Donald Trump was manipulated and easily influenced by the leaders of China, Russia, Turkey, and North Korea.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Calls to List Antifa as Terrorist Organisation in Sweden in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Riots. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump has argued the violent Black Lives Matter rallies that blossomed across the country following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody and which include looting and pillaging, are being led by Antifa, and pledged to designate it as a terrorist organisation, making it illegal on American soil.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-25). VIDEO: Locust attack on pistachio gardens on Kerman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Locust swarms have attacked pistachio gardens in Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, southern Iran. As desert locust infestations in East Africa and South-West Asia have intensified in recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided an additional $200,000 to further strengthen Iran's technical capacity to control Desert Locust.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-25). UNSC calls for implementation of JCPOA: Iran's amb. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 26 (MNA) —Iran's ambassador to the UN said that the UNSC members states unanimously called for full implementation of the JCPOA.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-25). Iran's information about Judge Mansouri's case limited to reports of Romanian media: spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — A spokesman of Iran's Judiciary Gholamhossein Esmaeili condemned Romania's lack of cooperation with Iran on the death case of Iranian Judge Mansouri, who lost his life in Romania, saying that the Islamic Republic has no more information about the case than what Romanian media have reported and a short quotation from Bucharest's Prosecutor.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-25). AI could help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have demonstrated how machine learning could help design lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells with better performance.

Lukas Hermsmeier (2020-06-25). Escalation of State Power. indybay.org Uprising in America. The time has come to tear down the system and create a "different America." "The moderate white man for whom order is more important than justice is the greatest obstacle to freedom," said Martin Luther King in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-25). Oakland streets named after slave owners and supporters of slavery. indybay.org The City of Oakland:…

USMailNotForSale (2020-06-25). Tuesday 6/23: San Francisco Car Caravan to Save the Post Office. indybay.org Pacific Postal Credit Union | 175 Mendell St, San Francisco, California 94124…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-25). Students Continue Fight Against Closure of Art Center. indybay.org City College of San Francisco's Fort Mason Arts Center Under Threat…

Green Foothills (2020-06-25). Tell High Speed Rail Authority to Protect Wildlife, Avoid Destruction of Farmland. indybay.org Today is the deadline to submit comments on the environmental analysis of running high speed rail from San Jose to Merced.

San Francisco Public Library (2020-06-25). Tuesday 6/23: Chronicling San Francisco in the Century Before Stonewall webinar. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Friday 7/3: LaborFest 2020: Film: "Sir, No Sir" — The GI Movement to End the Vietnam War. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

League of Women Voters (2020-06-25). Thursday 6/25: Expanding the Vote: Leauge of Women Voters Panel Discussion (online). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Raging Grannies (2020-06-25). Tuesday 6/23: Rally: Save the US Postal Service! indybay.org 870 College Ave | Palo Alto, CA…

Defund the Police State (2020-06-25). Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-25). Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 25Jun. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 25.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

atonomo (2020-06-25). Juneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020. indybay.org Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall.

Loved Ones (2020-06-25). Thursday 6/25: #MaguireHungerStrike Rally. indybay.org 300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Thursday 7/2: LaborFest 2020: South Africa & COVID & Class struggle. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-06-25). Friday 6/26: Virtual Forum: From Stonewall to Minneapolis, it's right to rebel! indybay.org Register at bit.ly/right-to-rebel…

APTP (2020-06-25). Mounting Pressure on Oakland City Council to Cut OPD Budget by $150 Million or Face Electoral Challenges in November. indybay.org In Early Victory for Community, Police Commission Recommends Defunding OPD, Disbanding Internal Affairs, and Replacing Police with Civilian First-Responders…

Robert Norse (2020-06-25). Chatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council. indybay.org The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines will…do nothing.

Speak Out Now (2020-06-25). Saturday 6/27: Socialism 101: What Will It Take to Win? (online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Wednesday 7/1: LaborFest 2020: Art Show — The Future Challenges Us Now. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

_____ (2020-06-25). Human Nature: An Oppressive Construct. strategic-culture.org Rod DREHER | A reader sends in a link to this nine-minute New Yorker documentary about a woke young couple raising their child to be gender-neutral. I had to stop watching it out of pity for this kid. These loons are going to screw him or her up terribly, and he or she will hate them: | Blank-slate utopians, man. So very many of our problems today come from a refusal to accept givenness as a natural condition. | So many on the left today have forgotten human nature. In his sizzling monologue last night, Tucker Carlson featured a can't-make-this-stuff-up moment. I've cued the monologue clip to that moment:…

_____ (2020-06-25). In Seattle, a Yugoslavia Déjà Vu. strategic-culture.org Sensible people with a modicum of historical perspective are raising the question that until recently they dared only whisper: Quo vadis United States of America? | We can delegate to specialists debate over the ultimate nature and causes of the current unrest in the United States. The focus here is not on that but on one of the more ominous characteristics of the crisis, whatever its origins might be judged to be. In the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle two weeks ago, for the first time since the Civil War in the 1860s, something purporting to be a competing government was established on U.S. territory. So…

_____ (2020-06-25). Trump Unloads on Bolton After Bolton Unloads on Trump. strategic-culture.org John Bolton's

_____ (2020-06-25). Dutch Government Outright Lies about MH17, to Blame Russia. strategic-culture.org Eric ZUESSE | 1. The page 84, (under 2.13.2 "Crew autopsy") that "First Officer Team A … During the body scan of the First Officer's body, over 120 objects (mostly metal fragments) were detected. The majority of the fragments were found in left side of the upper torso." Then, it reported, on | page 85 (under 2.13.3) "the First Off…

Eds. (2020-06-24). 'Act with necessary force': Greta Thunberg says BLM protests & 'corona crisis' give blueprint for climate change fight. mronline.org The Black Lives Matter protests across the world show the 'necessary force' people need to use when fighting global warming, teen activist turned climate change icon Greta Thunberg believes.

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-24). Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic. mronline.org There are immense casualties from this Great Lockdown. Incomes have collapsed for half the world's population, while hunger rates are on the rise. But there are other casualties, other victims, often less remarked upon.

Charles Pierson (2020-06-24). Trump Sanctions the International Criminal Court. counterpunch.org On June 11, President Donald Trump issued an executive order declaring a national emergency. Is the emergency the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 450,000 people worldwide, including 110,000 in the US? Is it racist cops killing Black Americans? Is it the nation's sky-high unemployment and the threat of a second Great Depression? No, no, and no. It's the International Criminal Court's investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

RT (2020-06-24). Kosovo 'president' cancels US trip after war crimes indictment but Trump-sponsored talks still on. rt.com Talks sponsored by US President Donald Trump between Serbia and its breakaway province of Kosovo will still take place but without Kosovo leader Hashim Thaci, who was indicted for war crimes by an international court in The Hague. | Thaci has notified the White House that he was not coming, Ambassador Richard Grenell, Trump's special envoy for Kosovo-Serbia talks, confirmed on Wednesday. | "I respect his decision not to attend the discussions until the legal issues of those allegations are settled," Grenell added. | The President of Kosovo has just informed us that he has canceled his trip to Washington, D.C.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-24). US Sanctions Iranian Ship Captains as Russia Hosts Venezuelan FM. venezuelanalysis.com Russian FM Sergei Lavrov reiterated his opposition to US aggression in Venezuela.

Staff (2020-06-24). The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary. democracynow.org In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday's New York primary election. The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and defunding the police. We air his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-24). Video: The Social Impacts and Economic Dimensions of the Drug Trade. globalresearch.ca Being a neighbor to one of the biggest producers of drugs in the world has caused the Islamic Republic of Iran to shoulder a heavy burden as one of the main routes for drug transport. | Iran is at the forefront …

Martha Grevatt (2020-06-24). Coast to coast, marchers declare: 'Black trans lives matter!'. workers.org "Say his name! Tony McDade!" These words rang out on June 20 as hundreds of Clevelanders, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies, marched to the theme, "All Black Lives Matter." They took to the streets to raise the name of Tony McDade, a Black trans man killed by police . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-24). Troubling India-China Border Skirmishes. Dangerous Game. Was Washington Involved in Spearheading Conflict? globalresearch.ca A longstanding line of control dispute along the border separating China and India flared up weeks earlier. | Both countries claim sovereignty over the disputed territory. Until April, forces of both countries hadn't used live fire for decades. | According to Indian …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-24). "Greater Israel" in the Making: Netanyahu Regime's Illegal Annexation Scheme Nears Implementation. globalresearch.ca Trump's unlawful Deal of the Century scheme green-lighted Israeli annexation of illegally established settlements on stolen Palestinian land and the Jordan Valley. | Netanyahu earlier vowed to press ahead with annexation. | Reportedly on or around July 1, he'll initially announce the …

Mike Whitney (2020-06-24). Behind the Veil of the Protest Movement, the War on the American People Is Gaining Pace. globalresearch.ca "This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious, and highly organized political movement…It is deep and profound and has vast political ambitions. It is insidious, it will grow. It's goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge …

Leonardo Flores (2020-06-24). Bolton weaves a tall tale in his Venezuela chapter. peoplesdispatch.org Per Bolton, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro remains in power only because the Trump administration lacked the determination to keep the pressure on. He argues that sanctions were neither strict nor swiftly applied. Yet during Bolton's tenure, the Trump administration blocked Venezuela's ability to trade gold, froze the assets of state oil company PDVSA (including US based subsidiary Citgo Petroleum), sanctioned Venezuela's Central Bank, and imposed an economic embargo. All of this occurred between November 2018 and August 2019, during Bolton's tenure as Trump's National Security Advisor. | Four major sanction…

yenisafak (2020-06-24). US sanctions five Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela. yenisafak.com Speaking to reporters, Pompeo also said the United States continues to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Washington, which seeks the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and most other Western governments have recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of the OPEC nation.

John Wojcik (2020-06-24). Progressives rack up impressive victories in June 23 Democratic primaries. peoplesworld.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled to a blowout victory in her Democratic primary yesterday in her New York City Congressional District that covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. AOC, as she is popularly known across the country, trounced three opponents in New York's 14th Congressional District, garnering what looks like more than 81% of the …

_____ (2020-06-24). Reclaiming Work: Can Cooperatives Overthrow The Gig Economy? popularresistance.org The pandemic has brought into focus the stark conditions and precarity faced by workers in the gig-economy. When the dust settles, can these workers who were at the frontlines of this crisis build a fairer future? The workers featured in Reclaiming Work believe so. This short documentary by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis of black & brown film features cycle courier cooperatives who offer a socialist alternative to the digital giants of Deliveroo and Uber. In fact, La Pájara, one of the cycle cooperatives showcased in the documentary, was formed following protest movements against Deliveroo in Madrid. Coope…

WSWS Repost (2020-06-24). Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant! indybay.org Protesters in San Francisco recently knocked over a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union to victory in the Civil War and suppressed the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction. | In this perspective from the World Socialist Web Site, Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth explain why this and similar actions around the country only help the ruling class's objective of pitting members of the working class against each other.

Ellen Brown (2020-06-24). Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid. counterpunch.org To most people, if they are familiar with it at all, BlackRock is an asset manager that helps pension funds and retirees manage their savings through "passive" investments that track the stock market. But working behind the scenes, it is much more than that. BlackRock has been called "the most powerful institution in the financial

Staff (2020-06-24). Popularity of Bail Funds Continue Protests' Momentum. therealnews.com ATLANTA—On June 1, police officers had 20-year-old William Lefforge, and about 50 other protesters, boxed in on the sidewalk near Atlanta City Hall. The officers warned the protesters they had three minutes to leave, but according to Lefforge, the group could not get by the police. The police arrested them and transported Lefforge and his group to the Atlanta Detention Center. Lefforge estimated his arrest happened around 4 p.m., well before the 9 p.m. curfew that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has since lifted. | Lefforge called his mother, Jen, who in turn reached out to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. Thanks to…

Jeffrey Sterling (2020-06-24). Whistleblowing, the Pandemic and a 'Law and Order' System of Injustice. counterpunch.org It is hard to find many positives as the death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to climb, but as we have seen before with situations of crisis, truth does find a way to make itself known. In the sense of whistleblowing, we saw it with the crisis involving the president, which demonstrated the worth and power of whistleblowers to bring accountability to power (though of course, the end result had more to do with denial than truth). Now we see the revealing nature of whistleblowing once again as so many have been coming forward to reveal how we have had no preparedness nor plan with regard to combatting th…

Kathy Durkin (2020-06-24). Honoring Che: Revolutionary hero, internationalist. workers.org Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine." Those are the words of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, anti-imperialist, guerrilla fighter and a leader of the Cuban revolution. This working-class hero is revered by revolutionaries and oppressed peoples worldwide. Che . . . |

Media Lens (2020-06-24). "Six Months To Avert Climate Crisis": Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media. dissidentvoice.org In his classic science fiction novel, Foundation, Isaac Asimov posited a future in which 'psychohistorians' could predict outcomes based on past history and the large-scale behaviour of human populations by combining psychology and the mathematics of probability. Using 'psychohistory', the protagonist Hari Seldon discovers that the 12,000-year-old Galactic Empire will collapse in 500 years. He …

Kym Smith (2020-06-24). The prison system is slavery in another form. liberationnews.org The following is based on a talk given by Kym Smith, a leading member of PSL in Columbia, South Carolina, on a national PSL webinar on June 18. I would love to scream Happy Juneteenth, but slavery isn't over, it has only been reformed into what is now the prison system. Every president, every member …

Sam Pizzigati (2020-06-24). For a Racism-Free 22nd Century, We Need a Billionaire-Free 21st. counterpunch.org The novel coronavirus just keeps coming — and so do the billions for America's top billionaires. The nation's five richest — Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison — have added a combined $101.7 billion to their net worth since the virus hit hard nationally in March. These five exceedingly affluent

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-06-24). U.S. must return political prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia. peoplesworld.org Murderous violence and oligarchy were at the center of Colombian political life during the 20th century. Colombians by the millions were marginalized, impoverished, and/or displaced from small land holdings. Violence and the failings of liberal democracy turned Simón Trinidad into a revolutionary. Few in the United States and Europe know about him. Colombia's allies in …

Eds. (2020-06-24). Why just statues? Why not topple the U.S. Constitution as well? mronline.org So go ahead — topple all those status of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and other child-snatchers. But don't forget to topple the plan of government they created. Slavery may be gone, but its ghost is with us still, which is why it's time to exorcize it once and for all.

2020-06-25: Social Media Postees

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How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-25
Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by…
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A stock market boom amidst a real economy crisis
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
Altogether, as philosopher Cornel West put it, the U.S. is showing every sign of being a "failed social experiment". And yet there is a veritable boom in the U.S. stock market. The stock market index Nasdaq has increased by more than 40 per cent since March 23 and is now "within striking distance of all …
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Capitalism/The cause of COVID-19 deaths
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-06-25
China set up a system for checking the people entering residential buildings for COVID-19 symptoms. Here a security guard checks temperatures on Feb. 26 in Beijing. June 23 — Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of . . . | Continue reading Capitalism/The cause of COVID-19 deaths at Workers.org
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Trump Unloads on Bolton After Bolton Unloads on Trump
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-25
John Bolton's new memoir "The Room Where It Happened," which came out two days ago in spite of White House attempts to block it, is the stand…
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U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror!
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-06-25
Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . | Continue reading U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! at Workers.org
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PDF of June 25 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-25
Download the 12-page PDF. Juneteenth: Racist cops, statues under siege; Finishing the unfinished revolution Black Trans Lives Matter; Uprising vs. cops and more; Tulsa reparations, 1921 to 2020; Workers resist racism, union-busting; Indigenous-Black solidarity; Colonizers, enslavers toppled; ILWU shuts down West Coast; Stop police terror! Palestine to U.S.; WORLD: Virus . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 25 issue at Workers.org
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Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jordan Valley
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinians in Fasayel village, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The villagers, accompanied by several cabinet members and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials, were trying to hold a meeting in the village, …
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War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Despite president Trump's announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.
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Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
In the electoral arena, the goal is not only about winning elections. It's also about replacing the top-down weight of entrenched politicians with the bottom-up power of grassroots activism…
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Meet the far-right oligarchs working to topple Mexico's progressive President AMLO
José Argàºello | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-25
A Trump-like Mexican oligarch, Gilberto Lozano, is leading a coalition of corporate leaders and far-right fanatics called FRENA to try…
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PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-25
The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on …
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Fear in the John F. Kennedy Assassination. "Some Americans Consider the Possibility that it Was A Regime Change Operation"
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
One of the fascinating phenomena in the JFK assassination is the fear of some Americans to consider the possibility that the assassination was actually a regime-change operation carried out by the U.S. national-security establishment rather than simply a murder carried …
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Role of sanctions in U.S. plan for world domination — a commentary
| workers.org | 2020-06-25
By Samuel Thomas Sanctions: This is the well-known method of spreading democracy and prosperity through death, starvation, shortages and economic collapse. Throughout U.S. history, this method of regime change, ostensibly intended to be implemented against countries at war or allied to a country at war with the U.S., they are . . . | Continue reading Role of sanctions in U.S. plan for world domination — a commentary at Workers.org
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Trump Admitted Relocation of American Soldiers to Poland Is Aimed Against Russia
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
It appears that despite achieving so-called independence from the Soviet Union and joining the EU and NATO in 2004, Lithuania does not have full sovereignty. In yesterday's negotiations with US President Donald Trump, the interests of Vilnius were not …
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UN Security Council Members Slam Illegal Israeli Annexation Scheme
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Israeli settlements breach international law, an indisputable fact. | The UN Charter bans use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, as well as forcible acquisition of territory not its own. | A joint statement by nearly …
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Indian rights groups demand bail for political prisoners
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
The letter by prominent human rights organizations comes days after reports emerged of the appalling conditions in the quarantine facility in the State of Maharashtra in which activist Gautam Navlakha is currently lodged in…
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Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-25
The EHRC overturned the French court's convictions of 12 BDS activists for "incitement to discrimination" in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
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Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
When China's Qing Emperor Daoguang ordered the destruction of opium stocks in the port of Canton (Guangzhou) in 1838, the British Empire declared war on China on the grounds that it was obstructing the "free flow" of commodity trade.
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Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the …
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Anti-slavery solidarity united Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, and British workers
John Wight | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
On page 405 of the folio edition of the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln, there is a letter dated Jan. 19, 1863. It is titled "To the Workingmen of Manchester, England" and begins: "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the address and resolutions which you have sent me on the eve …
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Assange faces second indictment by US on charges of recruiting hacktivists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will face a fresh indictment on charges of having "hired" and "conspired" with hacktivist groups, including Anonymous, LulzSec, and "a famous teenage hacker in Australia"
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/assange-f…

Interactive Map Shows Police Using Violence Against Peaceful Protesters in 125 Cities and 40 States
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-25
Click here to view the map. It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for the supposed "Land of the Free" these days, though a lot of brave protesters across the country have continued to stand up to a lot of cowardly militarized police and American soldiers who have been using weaponized military helicopters, M-16…
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How U.S. and Brazil Leadership That "Neglects Science" Led to Hemisphere's Worst Coronavirus Crises
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-25
As coronavirus infections worldwide approach 10 million, nearly half can be found in the two largest countries in the Americas: the United States and Brazil, which now has the worst infection rate in the world and could surpass the U.S. death toll next month. "What we see in the country is a reflection of the leadership that we have," says Marcia Castro, professor of demography, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-chair of Harvard's Brazil Studies Program, noting far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic's severity an…
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Repair & Revive: Rev. William Barber on Fighting Racism, Poverty, Climate Change, War & Nationalism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-25
The Poor People's Campaign offered a counterpoint to President Trump's sparsely attended Tulsa campaign rally with a mass digital gathering that unveiled a policy platform to spur "transformative action" on five key issues of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the threat of religious nationalism. "We have to repair and revive," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. "That has to be a part of if we're truly going to ever be the democracy we claim to be on paper."
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Video: Infighting Among Idlib Al Qaeda Radicals Resumes with Renewed Energy
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Late on June 23, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes on alleged Iranian-linked targets near al-Sukhna and Kabajab in central Syria and near Tel Al-Sahn in the countryside of as-Suwayda in southern Syria. A second wave of Israeli strikes early …
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Racialized Militarism, Peacebuilding And Defunding The Military
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
As the Canadian government prepares to spend $1 billion on Raytheon missiles and related equipment, award a $19 billion contract for new fighter jets in 2022, and increase spending to $32.7 billion a year on the military by 2026, it is both timely and necessary to have a conversation about peacebuilding and the structures of violence. In this regard, the Canadian Peace Initiative has a campaign to establish a federal Department of Peace. And Eriel Tchekwie Deranger has urged NGOs advocating for a Green New Deal to: "center the destructive intertwined roles of capitalism, consumerism, militarism and colonialism as…
popularresistance.org/racialized-militar…

Belgian Lawmakers to Vote on Recognizing Palestine, Punishing Impending Israeli West Bank Annexation
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
The 150-person Belgian Chamber of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday regarding whether the country will "formally recognize the State of Palestine."
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020062510797…

Sacramento And Swiss Sister City Liestal Need To Talk About Their History
Noam Schaulin, JUSO BL | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
After the attack on the now removed statue of the founder of Sacramento John Sutter, the Young Socialist Party of the swiss canton of Baselland launched an action in Sutters hometown to draw attention to the fact that John Sutter was a slave owner and child trader. Now, they want Sacramento and its sister city Liestal (Switzerland), capital city of the canton of Baselland, to use their partnership to remember Sutters victims and educate the citizens of both places.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage
Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Saturday 6/27: Marx and the art of bicycle maintenance
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/99055787233?pwd=WjVNUUNqQU1zL0…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Democratizing Energy To Counter The Climate Catastrophe
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Youth climate activists have been striking to demand immediate climate action from political powers. They conjoined the issues of climate and labor by calling for a global climate strike in September, 2019, in which a historic 7.6 million schoolkids, (grand)parents and workers from 185 countries participated. Over 70 trade unions around the world supported the strike and the number of climate groups that are demanding a just transition for fossil fuel workers are also steadily increasing. | The European landscape of climate activism is becoming densely populated. Numerous communities are defending nature together…
popularresistance.org/democratizing-ener…

LaborFest 2020 – Labor: Resist, Revolt, Building a New Future
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
LaborFest opens its 27th annual festival on July 1, 2020 with a month of timely events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. The program schedule includes both international and local films and videos, a labor history walk and bike tour, lectures, forums, readings, theatrical and musical performances. Most events are free of charge but donations by the public will be accepted.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883451…

US Government Expands Assange Indictment to Criminalize Assistance Provided to Edward Snowden
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. | Sarah Harrison, who was a section editor for WikiLeaks, …
globalresearch.ca/us-government-expands-…

Sunday 6/28: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit.Walk.Listen. | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th st. and Telegraph ave), Oakland, CA | Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883448…

Tuesday 6/23: Community Meeting on Police Response at Protests
San José Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Zoom online meeting | Register in advance for this meeting: bit.ly/ComMtg0623 (or us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-y…) | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883448…

Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter
Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883455…

Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the Neoliberal Color Revolution in America
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
"The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA's Color Revolution playbook," writes economic researcher, …
globalresearch.ca/blm-neoliberal-color-r…

Police Kneeled With Me, Then They Drew Their Guns
Kayla Soren | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
The lesson is clear: Take any story you see about police officers showing unity with protesters with a grain of salt.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/police-kneeled-wit…

A month after George Floyd's death, what has changed?
Anish R M | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
A month has passed by since the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protests that erupted across the United States and continue to rage on have significantly altered the political landscape of the nation's politics. Much like the protests of 2014-15 sparked by the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the protests happening today have brought some of the perennial questions and unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement. | From talks about police reforms to abolition of the police, from the lingering Confederate legacy to colonial-settler and slave-ow…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/a-month-a…

Now is the time for First Nations justice and systemic change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-25
Anti-racism Paul GregoireIssue 1270 Australia Stop Black Deaths in Custody Black Lives MatterJune 25, 2020As protests against continuing First Nations deaths in custody began in June,…
greenleft.org.au/content/now-time-first-…

Protests Propel Charles Booker in Close Kentucky Senate Race
Ryan Grim | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
"It wasn't just Black people, look around this crowd," Booker said Tuesday night. "We're in this together. You hurt one of us, you hurt all of us."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protests-propel-ch…

Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd, called "a modern-day lynching in broad daylight." Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in all 50 states and Washington D.C.; the anti-racist uprisings continue. | Why do a majority of people in this country now support the Movement for Black Lives? Why have calls to defund and abolish the police entered the mainstream discourse? Why are people risking the deadly coronavirus to join the protests? And why are we seeing what may be the broadest popular movement in the history of the United Stat…
popularresistance.org/massive-uprisings-…

"No Layoffs" "Stop The Greed" Frontline UCSF Workers Protest Cutbacks In Middle Of Covid
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
UCSF AFSCME 3299 Frontline healthcare workers and other union members from UC rallied and protested against the 3,000 cutbacks by UC management and regents. These cutbacks in the midst of a major pandemic will not only threaten the workers the care of the patients and the public.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883455…

The people will not be ignored, the time is now for CPAC!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Chicago, IL – When it comes to police reform, the powers that be in Chicago have been negligent in their response to the demands of the people of this city and this nation. People across the country are calling for systemic police reforms now. The resounding voice of the people in the streets is, "We will not accept this anymore!" In Chicago, we're not new to this plaintive cry, unfortunately. We have the longest standing movement for community control of the police in the country, stretching back to the 1969 police murder of Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party. Yet our city is lagging behind every other majo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/24/people-w…

Amazing facts about the virus
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-06-25
Medical staff in Wuhan, China, celebrate after all coronavirus patients were discharged from temporary emergency hospital, March 9. Facts are stubborn things. Take the fact that the People's Republic of China, with four times the population of the U.S., has had far fewer COVID-19 deaths, even though it was the . . . | Continue reading Amazing facts about the virus at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49633/?utm_source=rs…

ROAR Roundtable: COVID-19 and the climate crisis
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
If "everything affects and is affected by every other thing," we must respond to the dangers to human existence in the 21st century by changing the system, creating a different form of social metabolic reproduction. There is no other way.
mronline.org/2020/06/24/roar-roundtable-…

Obamacare upgrade: House Democrats roll out Affordable Care Act improvements bill
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
WASHINGTON–Sixty-two times since right-wing Republicans rode to congressional power in the 2010 election, they tried–and failed–to kill the Affordable Care Act. Now the House's ruling Democrats are trying to improve it, or so they contend. In statements at a virtual press conference June 24, party leaders, including the chairs of the three committees that deal …
peoplesworld.org/article/obamacare-upgra…

Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-25
The United States "must be capable of winning wars that extend into space," asserts a just-released "Defense Space Strategy" report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve "dominance in space," signed a measure this past December authorizing establishment of a Space Force.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/25/masters-of-s…

Maritime union intensifies campaign against job cuts in the UK ferry industry
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
P&O Ferries in the UK has announced plans to cut 1,100 jobs citing the crisis in the ferry services industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/maritime-…

US Sends Powerful Message to Iran, Venezuela as Warship Sails Near Caracas
Almasdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
The U.S. Naval Command in the southern region announced on Wednesday, that a warship belonging to it sailed near the Venezuelan coast, hours after an Iranian tanker was docked in the port of Caracas. | According to the Southern Command's official …
globalresearch.ca/us-sends-powerful-mess…

Having sucked America dry, tech giants seek new markets beyond reach of U.S. antitrust laws
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
An aggressive push to consolidate companies in the tech sector, coupled with the world's ever-increasing dependence on digital platforms and tools, is quickly leading to a crisis of sovereignty.
mronline.org/2020/06/25/having-sucked-am…

USA: 'Qualified Immunity' Is How the Police State Stays in Power
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
By Constitutional attorney John W Whitehead — Charlottesville, Virginia: The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and "we the people" continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst. Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because "we the people" remain polarized and divided, the police …
truepublica.org.uk/united-states/usa-qualified-immunity-is-how-the-police-state-stays-in-power/

Why Democratic and Republican Parties Don't Dare Let the People Decide
Leonard C. Goodman | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Our nation's leaders are finally being forced to listen to concerns raised by people in the streets. Their initial response of symbolic gestures and tokenism is not encouraging…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-democratic-and…

Media Executive Warns that Big Tech Is Secretively Seizing "All the Power" over Information
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Newspaper executive Peter Wright has slammed big tech for secretively developing and changing algorithms for news distribution without giving the industry any indication whatsoever of what they are doing. | Wright of DMG Media, which is the parent company of The …
globalresearch.ca/media-executive-warns-…

COVID-19's far reaching impact on global drug abuse
news.un.org | 2020-06-25
More than 35 million people around the world now suffer from drug addiction, according to the latest annual report on the scourge, from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released on Thursday, which also analyzes the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global drug markets.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 3 | Labor Rights
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-25
We explore the different areas of labor rights and the role we all play in their enforcement, while digging deeper into the aspect of mental health as it relates to our rights as workers.
therealnews.com/stories/wysgaf-labor-rig…

UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel the Annexation of the West Bank
QUDSN | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …
globalresearch.ca/un-chief-urges-israel-…

First Person: Innovation brewing at Hawaii coffee farm
news.un.org | 2020-06-25
Innovation and experimentation are helping a coffee farm in the US state of Hawaii to prosper in a competitive market, an approach which has helped the company to get through the global COVID-19 pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Stir Crazy! Episode #59: Time Has Come To Rage
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-25
On today's show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, political commentator Marcus Ferrell, and political consultant Adriel Hampton, with special guest Ricarra Jones, MD/DC political director for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers-East. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now!
| workers.org | 2020-06-25
This statement was issued by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Contact the PSC at prisonersolidarity@gmail.com. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY THE POLICE DICTATORSHIP OVER PHILADELPHIA CAN BEGIN TO END AND THE MESSAGE OF THE GLOBAL UPRISING BE HEARD: FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL NOW! At this moment of a . . . | Continue reading Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49639/?utm_source=rs…

Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-25
Pro-Israel groups in America are sending mixed signals: yes, we want equality for Black Americans; no, we do not want the same for Palestinians.
mintpressnews.com/selective-tolerance-ai…

Congressman Engel Bragged, 'I Sit Down with AIPAC on Every Piece of Legislation' Coming Out of Foreign Affairs Committee
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Embattled congressman Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has bragged that he sits down with the rightwing pro-Israel organization AIPAC on "every piece of legislation coming out of the Foreign Affairs Committee." | In a 2018 speech …
globalresearch.ca/engel-bragged-sit-down…

Capitalism and the Throttling of Democracy in India
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
The deregulation of international capital flows (financial liberalisation) has effectively turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world's richest capitalists. Under…
globalresearch.ca/capitalism-throttling-…

United Nations warns Israel against proposed annexation of parts of occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
UN secretary general António Guterres said that if implemented, the annexation plan would constitute a most serious violation of international law and grievously harm the prospect of a two-state solution…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/united-na…

India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
On the 45th anniversary of the imposition of India's notorious internal emergency, we take a look at what led to that decision and the impact it had on the country's democracy…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/indias-in…

Deregulating GMOs via the Agriculture Bill — what happens next?
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
By Pat Thomas — Beyond GM: Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK's Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. We have been very gratified by your responses. Many of you joined us …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/deregulating-gmos-via-the-agriculture-bill-what-happens-next/

Tucson police kill Chicano in custody; 3 officers resign amid investigation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Tucson, AZ – On April 21, Tucson police officers responded to a call from the grandmother of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez saying he was out of control. Within ten minutes upon arrival, Ingram-Lopez lay lifeless on their garage floor, naked, handcuffed and covered in layers of plastic police blankets. The autopsy report has ruled the manner of death as "undetermined" but that the cause of death as "sudden cardiac arrest in the setting of acute cocaine intoxication and physical restraint." The autopsy also shared that it was reported that officers applied a spit hood. | June 24 saw the horrific scene displayed by bo…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/24/tucson-polic…

[Spoiler-free] Review: 'Da 5 Bloods' reclaims narrative of Black soldiers in Vietnam
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
War is hell. War never really ends. And if, as a civilian observer, you find it important to experience the realities and complexities of war and racism, then Spike Lee's latest film Da 5 Bloods is required watching. But be warned, it will not be an easy viewing: There will be discomfort, anger, and tears. Following …
peoplesworld.org/article/spoiler-free-re…

Pandemic proves opportunity for industry power grab
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
By Tamasin Cave: The UK government has been "incredibly receptive" to businesses lobbying to shape its response to Covid-19 The decision to allow pubs and restaurants to reopen on July 4, before schools, and to relax social distancing, are the latest concessions to the alcohol industry during the Covid-19 crisis, after the government classified off-licences …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/pandemic-proves-opportunity-for-industry-power-grab/

The Struggle against Racism in the United States
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
"We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the property of 22 million African-Americans. And on the …
globalresearch.ca/united-nations-human-r…

Freedom Rider: Democrats move right and towards defeat
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
Besides not being Trump, the Democrats offer nothing, but think they can win with a candidate who has no constituency, charisma or any platform positions that would attract more voters.
mronline.org/2020/06/25/freedom-rider-de…

Israeli Soldier Given Derisory Sentence for the Unlawful Killing of a Palestinian Fisherman
Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
Press Release By Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: On 15 June 2020, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed 23-year-old Palestinian fisherman, Nawwaf al-Attar, off the coast of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to a derisory 45-day prison sentence to be served through military-related …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldier-given-…

UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel Annexation West Bank
QUDSN | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …
globalresearch.ca/un-chief-urges-israel-…

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians From Two West Bank Cities
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
Israeli troops abducted early on Thursday morning two Palestinian residents from two different West Bank cities. Local media outlets reported that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem city in the West Bank. The sources said that the soldiers broke into and …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-…

Poll Shows Overwhelming US Support for Police Reform
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Among other major changes, large majorities of the American public want clear standards for police misconduct and prosecution of officers guilty of excessive force…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/poll-shows-overwhe…

Progressive Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Engel in NY Primary
Jamaal Bowman | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/progressive-jamaal…

Bolton's Memoir Bolts from the Stable
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident. His indulgent The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir pitted him against the administration in a not infrequent battle over material that is published by …
globalresearch.ca/bolton-memoir/5716967

Egyptian authorities arrest journalist Nora Younis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
Founder and editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency, Nora Younis, has been a critic of the Egyptian government's track record on human rights. She is the third woman journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian authorities in recent weeks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/egyptian-…

Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in His Venezuela Chapter
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
John Bolton's upcoming book, The Room Where It Happened, it is obvious that the tale Bolton spins is full of fabrications, half-truths, propaganda and the occasional kernel of …
globalresearch.ca/bolton-weaves-tall-tal…

PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Shot and Killed by IOF at al-Container Checkpoint in Eastern Bethlehem
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian after opening fire at his vehicle, which collided into the traffic island in the center of al-container military checkpoint, east of Bethlehem. The military claimed that the victim attempted to carry out a run-over attack, but according to the …
imemc.org/article/pchr-palestinian-civil…

Lack of accessible child care could cripple families and economic recovery
Martha Burk | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
Child care in the time of coronavirus is one of the most challenging financial and logistical hurdles facing families. But while it's certainly much more difficult now with many child care facilities closed, it's far from a new problem. Most families–single-parent and two-parent alike–struggled with child care even in normal times, regardless of their incomes. …
peoplesworld.org/article/lack-of-accessi…

German Left alleges government complicity in COVID-19 outbreak at meat plant
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
The unsafe work conditions at a meat processing plant in Gàºtersloh, owned by Tà∂nnies Holding Group, has led to a severe outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its employees…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/german-le…

U.S. must return its political prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia
W. T. Whitney, Jr. | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
Simón Trinidad matters; his time has come. This leader of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) faced bizarre and unfounded criminal charges in a U.S. court. He's being held under the cruelest of conditions in a federal prison in Florence, Colorado. He will die there unless he is released. Simón Trinidad will be …
mronline.org/2020/06/25/u-s-must-return-…

Deregulating GMOs via the UK's Agriculture Bill — What Happens Next?
Pat Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK's Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. | We have been very …
globalresearch.ca/deregulating-gmos-agri…

Trump claims the redeployment of US troops from Germany to Poland is a 'signal' to Russia. But is it just a tempest in a teapot?
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-25
President Trump has announced that thousands of US troops will be redeployed to Poland as part of …
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/trump-claim…

Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods': Black Lives Matter meets 'Rambo' [spoilers]
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
Spike Lee's new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about the aftereffects on African-American soldiers of the Vietnam War, opens spectacularly. A documentary sequence begins with Muhammad Ali detailing why he chooses not to fight: "My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother or some darker people…for big powerful America..for what?..They never lynched me, …
peoplesworld.org/article/spike-lees-da-5…

Israeli Court Sentences A Detainee To Four Life Terms In Prison
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian detainee to four life terms, in addition to imposing a fine of 16 Million Shekels after convicting him of killing two Israeli soldiers and of wounding 7 settlers (causing a young woman to miscarry) in two separate incidents in the year 2018, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-court-sentence…

"Referendum in Russia exposes the sham of bourgeois democracy"
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
Roman Kononenko from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation talks about the ongoing referendum in Russia on the constitutional reforms proposed by president Vladimir Putin. He also talks about how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/25/referendu…

Bernie Is Right: Unite to Dump Trump
Rand Wilson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
When there are only two viable electoral choices, the decision to choose a neoliberal over a neofascist does not mean support for the neoliberal cause…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bernie-is-right-un…

U.S. coronavirus infection rate now highest since pandemic began
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
More than 45,500 new coronavirus infections were reported in the U.S. overnight, not by the federal government but by state health departments–blowing out of the water by some 11,000 the previous one-day record of 34,203 reached on April 25. The soaring infection rate in the U.S. is being driven by out-of-control outbreaks in the nation's …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-coronavirus…

The people will not be ignored, the time is now for CPAC!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Chicago, IL – When it comes to police reform, the powers that be in Chicago have been negligent in their response to the demands of the people of this city and this nation. People across the country are calling for systemic police reforms now. The resounding voice of the people in the streets is, "We will not accept this anymore!" In Chicago, we're not new to this plaintive cry, unfortunately. We have the longest standing movement for community control of the police in the country, stretching back to the 1969 police murder of Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party. Yet our city is lagging behind every other majo…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/24/people-will-…

Debunking Trump and Corporate Media's WHO/China coverup conspiracy theories
Joshua Cho | mronline.org | 2020-06-25
The Trump administration suspended funding to WHO in April–the UN's primary infectious disease–fighting body–accusing it of "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus," and of taking China's allegedly deceptive claims about its handling of COVID-19 at "face value." But corporate media had already been boosting these same talking points.
mronline.org/2020/06/25/debunking-trump-…

Tucson police kill Chicano in custody; 3 officers resign amid investigation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-25
Tucson, AZ – On April 21, Tucson police officers responded to a call from the grandmother of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez saying he was out of control. Within ten minutes upon arrival, Ingram-Lopez lay lifeless on their garage floor, naked, handcuffed and covered in layers of plastic police blankets. The autopsy report has ruled the manner of death as "undetermined" but that the cause of death as "sudden cardiac arrest in the setting of acute cocaine intoxication and physical restraint." The autopsy also shared that it was reported that officers applied a spit hood. | June 24 saw the horrific scene displayed by bo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/24/tucson-p…

Meng, Huawei and Canadian Law: Soap, Rinse and Dry-Laundered
Harry Glasbeek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Prologue | One of the graver risks for big-time criminals is that investigators will be able to identify them and their deeds by 'following the money'. The criminals have to hide the proceeds of their crimes. This is done by depositing …
globalresearch.ca/meng-huawei-canadian-l…

Get Police Out of Schools — Including University Campuses
Claudia Garcia-Rojas | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Why do universities rarely question or dip into massive law enforcement budgets during times of ostensible financial crisis, choosing instead to furlough workers, pause raises or make programming cuts?>…
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Brazilian oligarchs sacrifice people for profit
Ryan Cecil Jobson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Business leaders are using social media and political influence to spread coronavirus disinformation — and endangering thousands of lives…
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Vote on business rescue plan for South African Airways adjourned on unions' demand
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-25
A meeting of stakeholders was held on June 25 to consider a proposal by the Business Rescue Practitioners to restructure South African Airways. According to this plan, nearly 3,700 of the 4,700 employees may lose their jobs…
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Israeli Troops Cause the Injury of Dozens of Palestinians in East Jerusalem
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-25
Israeli troops caused on Wednesday night the injury of at least thirty eight Palestinian residents in the occupied East Jerusalem, by means of shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas in the village of Abu Deis, east of the occupied Palestinian city. The local Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said …
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Land of the Unfree
Robert P. Alvarez | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
This July 4, let's lay claim to the freedom and equality we've celebrated for centuries, but seldom practiced…
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Defying unions, parents, and students, Chicago board keeps cops in schools
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-25
CHICAGO–Defying its unions, parents and city students, the Chicago Board of Education listened to its CEO and city Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and voted 4-3 on June 24 to keep cops in the city schools. Renewal of the $33 million yearly contract with the city police department came after a wide-ranging coalition of Chicago Public Schools …
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The US "Soft War" on Iran and Its Allies Turns Against Washington
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
The US administration under Barack Obama drafted "Caesar's Law" in 2016 to subdue Syria but kept it in the drawer. President Donald Trump and his administration dusted it off and are now implementing "Caesar's Law". In fact, Trump's policy is …
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Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-25
The United States "must be capable of winning wars that extend into space," asserts a just-released "Defense Space Strategy" report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve "dominance in space," signed a measure this past December authorizing establishment of a…
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China's Huawei to build 1 bln pound research facility in England
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
The facility will employee around 400 people and focus on the production of optical devices for use in fibre-optic communication systems, the company said in a statement."The UK is home to a vibrant and open market, as well as some of the best talent the world has to offer," said Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang.British officials are currently reviewing how best to securely deploy Huawei equipment in the country's 5G networks, after granting the Chinese firm a limited role in January.($1 = 0.8045 pounds)…
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UK Health Ministry Has No Records on Turkish Protective Equipment (PPE) Fiasco and Won't Say if Files Destroyed
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Department responsible tells MEE it has no documents about botched import of medical gear, raising concerns of cover-up ahead of inquiry into government's response to Covid-19 | *** | The British government's health ministry says it has no record whatsoever of its …
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Powerhouse Museum sell-off a 'shameful act of vandalism'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-25
History Jim McIlroyIssue 1270 Australia Powerhouse Museum privatisation SydneyJune 25, 2020On June 30, the New South Wales government wil…
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Dishonour on the Bench: Dyson Heydon and the Australian High Court
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-25
It is one of the oldest professions, stacked with rules, conventions and protocols. It is also tribal and hierarchical. The law, presided over its executors, the judges, do not do transparency well. It stands to reason: according to Charles Dickens, the business of the law is to make business for itself, creating its own impenetrable …
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Red, white and blue makeover for plane used by PM unveiled
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
The new paint job costing almost £1 million on the plane used by the prime minister has been unveiled.The RAF Voyager — which was previously a military grey colour — has been resprayed in white, with a Union flag on the tailfin and United Kingdom written in gold on the fuselage.Boris Johnson had previously complained about the military paint scheme used on the jet.The RAF Voyager used by the prime minister and the royal family on the runway at Cambridge airport (Stefan Rousseau/PA)But the cost of the respray was condemned by opposition politicians when it was revealed earlier this month.Downing St…
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Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa's Flag
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-25
Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in …
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The Oppressed Have the Moral Right to Decide How Best to Resist Their Oppression
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-25
Question: Should people from the oppressor group tell the oppressed people how to conduct their resistance? Should Jews tell Palestinians what form their resistance to Israeli oppression should take? During World War II should Germans have directed Jewish, Roma, Slavic resistance in the concentration camps? Nowadays, should whites be telling Blacks how to resist systemic …
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Friday 6/26: The Stonewall Inn: Birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement (online)
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Online on YouTube…
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LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-06-25
LGBTQI Rights Are Human Rights…
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Russians begin voting on changes allowing Putin to stay in power until 2036
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Polls have opened in Russia for a week-long vote on constitutional changes that would allow president Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.The vote on a range of constitutional amendments, proposed by Putin in January, was initially scheduled for 22 April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.It was later rescheduled for 1 July, with polling stations opening a week earlier and staying open for seven days in an effort to avoid crowds on the main voting day.The proposed amendments include a change in the constitution that would allow 67-year-old Putin, who has ruled Russia for over two decades…
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England open for business
Ralph Underhill | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
By Ralph Underhill…
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The problem with Robert Jenrick runs deeper than just 'Tory corruption'
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Pressure is growing on housing secretary Robert Jenrick to resign, as more revelations about his involvement with ex-Daily Express owner Richard Desmond have come to light. And while the story is symptomatic of ' Tory corruption', as many have been saying on Twitter, the furore encapsulates something deeper than that.Jenrick: the scandal…
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Countries around the world are taking swift action to quash Covid hotspots as England gets set to head to the pub
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Governments and businesses are ramping up precautions after the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases increased in various parts of the world.Meanwhile, in the UK, where daily confirmed cases rose by 653 and deaths by 154, the government is pressing on with plans to ease lockdown in England, by far the worst affected of the four nations.Indonesia was expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections on Thursday.In Melbourne, health workers planned to go door to door to test more than 100,000…
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Walk-in centres to provide coronavirus testing in 'heart of communities'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Walk-in centres for coronavirus (Covid-19) testing are to be set up to make it easier for people without cars to get tested for the virus.Six centres are being trialled in Newcastle, Rochdale, Leeds, Brent, Newham and Slough, with the latter described as a hybrid drive and walk through.The exact location of the centres has not been confirmed by officials but one is understood to be on a basketball court, and there have been reports they will spring up in empty shops and car parks.A source at the Department of Health and Social Care said officials were working on "walk through testing sites in England for people w…
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Court backlog of criminal cases tops half a million but it's not just Covid
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Courts face a backlog of more than half a million criminal cases, official estimates show. Some of the rise comes as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But a critic of the government's approach has said the bulk of the problem has nothing to do with the pandemic. And the critic has cautioned against reducing the use of juries to clear the backlog. | The number of cases waiting to be heard by magistrates increased by 22% between the week ending 8 March and 17 May to around 484,000, according to provisional data published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). | However, outstanding crown court cases rose…
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Biden surges to double point lead over Trump. But here's why that's nothing to celebrate
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden now holds a double-digit poll lead over president Donald Trump in the US presidential election race. Such an insurmountable lead makes an end to the Trump era seem all but inevitable, even at this early stage of the campaign. But progressives have little to celebrate. Because although the Trump presidency has been a sordid compendium of reactionary policies and shocking incompetence, a Biden presidency would represent a return to a status quo of neol…
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Labour's loss of low income voters to the Tories has been brewing since Blair
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
A Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report has revealed that in the 2019 general election more low income people voted Conservative than Labour. The report says it's the "first time in recorded history" this has happened. But that's not really the whole story. Because data from previous elections tells a similar tale. And it's one that's been…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/06/25/labours-…

How Visual Culture Is Implicated in Mass Incarceration
Jessica Lynne | thenation.com | 2020-06-25
How Visual Culture Is Implicated in Mass Incarceration…
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Hong Kong's Cartoonists Aren't Giving Up on Dissent
Rachel Cheung | thenation.com | 2020-06-25
Hong Kong's Cartoonists Aren't Giving Up on Dissent…
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It's Time to Disarm the Police
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2020-06-25
It's Time to Disarm the Police…
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EU covering up Greek human rights violations, says Turkish spox
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Turkey on Thursday slammed remarks by Greek and EU officials critical of Ankara's handling of the migrant issue along its borders, calling them an attempt to whitewash Athens' human rights violations.The remarks this Wednesday by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell at the Turkish-Greek border show Greece's effort to cover up its crimes against asylum seekers under the EU umbrella, said Hami Aksoy, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman."The fact that the EU Commission is a partner to this is exemplary," Aksoy said.Aksoy cited the words of Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Euro…
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Bayer to pay up to $10.9 bln to settle bulk of Roundup weedkiller cancer lawsuits
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
The German drugs and pesticides maker has come to terms with about 75% of the 125,000 filed and unfiled claims overall, it said in a statement on Wednesday of the deal to end legal disputes it inherited with its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto in 2018.The settled cases over Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers account for about 95% of those currently set for trial, it added."The Roundup settlement is the right action at the right time for Bayer to bring a long period of uncertainty to an end," Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann said. "Unfortunately, we have to pay an awful lot of money for a product…
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Indian capital readies vast quarantine centre as coronavirus cases mount
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Authorities in New Delhi worked to convert a spiritual centre into a huge quarantine facility on Thursday as novel coronavirus cases in the Indian capital overtook the financial hub Mumbai for the first time.Delhi now has 70,390 coronavirus cases, with more than 40,000 detected in the last two weeks.That is more than Mumbai's 69,528, though the city, long considered one of India's biggest coronavirus hot spots, has seen a higher rate of deaths.Nationally, a record 16,922 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, federal data released on Thursday showed, taking total cases in the country to nearly half a milli…
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India says China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week."At the heart of the matter is that since early May the Chinese side had been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC," ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in a briefing in New Delhi, referring to the Line of Actual Control, the de facto border."This is not in accordance with the provisions of our various bilateral agreements," he said,…
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At least 250 Indians stranded in Pakistan return home
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
At least 250 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus restrictions were repatriated on Thursday.A total of 748 Indian nationals will return home over three days until June 27, Pakistan's Interior Ministry said in a statement.It said 250 more Indians will cross over from the Wagah-Attari land border near the northeastern city of Lahore on Friday, and the remaining 248 will go back on Saturday.The Indian citizens, some of them Kashmiri students studying in Pakistan, were stranded in different cities, including Lahore and the capital Islamabad, due to coronavirus-related lockdown.From March to May, P…
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ECB to provide euro liquidity to non-euro area C.banks
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announced it will offer euro loans against collateral to central banks outside the euro area to backstop funding markets amid the coronavirus pandemic."Eurosystem repo facility for central banks (EUREP) introduced as precautionary backstop to address pandemic-related euro liquidity needs outside euro area," the bank said in a statement.New facility will be available until June 2021 and allow a broad set of central banks to borrow euro against euro-denominated debt issued by euro area central governments and supranational institutions."EUREP addresses possible euro liqui…
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UK COVID-19 death toll from confirmed cases rises by 149 to 43,230
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Britain's official death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 149 to 43,230, the Department of Health said on Thursday.Including deaths from suspected cases of the disease, Britain's toll is over 54,000.
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Global drug use soars 30% in 10 years: UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, 30% more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, a UN report said on Thursday.The report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna also analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the drugs markets.While the pandemic effects are not yet fully known, the report said that border and other restrictions linked to the pandemic have already caused shortages of drugs on the street, leading to increased prices and reduced purity.The report noted that rising unemployment and reduced opportunities caused by the pandemic a…
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Top Turkish diplomat attends SE Europe group meeting
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday took part in a meeting of a group of southeastern European countries, including the Balkans.Mevlut Cavusoglu met his counterparts from South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) member states via video conference.Cavusoglu said on Twitter that they discussed regional cooperation and opportunities within SEECP during the coronavirus normalization process."Turkey is taking over 2020-21 Chairmanship of SEECP, the broadest regional organization in the Balkans. @TurkishCiOSEECP," he added.Next week, on July 1, Turkey is set to take over the SEECP chairmanship for one year.In…
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Daesh/ISIS suspect going on trial in Paris
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
A man accused of being a so-called "emir" of the terror group Daesh/ISIS is due for his day in court in Paris on Thursday, facing trial for his alleged offenses in Syria.Tyler Vilus, a.k.a., Abou Hafs, is accused of leading a terrorist group and committing murders in an organized gang in Syria in 2013-2015, among other offenses.Vilus was arrested on July 2, 2015, nearly five years ago to the day, while boarding a plane to Prague at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, and was later extradited to face trial.Turkey has long championed the repatriation of European nationals found to belong to terrorist groups.Vilus' phone,…
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Turkey says Libya's GNA demands Haftar withdraw from Sirte, Jufra
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Libya's internationally recognised government demands that Khalifa Haftar's forces withdraw from the coastal city of Sirte and Jufra region as pre-conditions for ceasefire talks, Turkey said on Thursday.With Turkish military support, the Government of National Accord (GNA) has reversed a 14-month offensive on Tripoli by Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is backed by Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told broadcaster CNN Turk that the United States, which Turkey has urged to take a more active role in Libya, was reluctant to play a "decisive role" in t…
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Indonesia provides emergency aid to stranded Rohingya
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Indonesia has provided emergency assistance to 94 Rohingya refugees stranded off the Aceh province in the country's northwest, the foreign minister said on Thursday.In a virtual news conference, Retno Marsudi said that emergency aid was provided right after authorities and fishermen found the stranded Rohingya.The refugees consist of 49 women, 30 children and 15 men.However, the minister did not reveal any further plans for the stranded refugees.Marsudi said she would cooperate with other countries in the region to conduct early detection and to prevent Rohingya from making dangerous trips from their home countri…
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Germany, France shore up political, financial aid to beleaguered WHO
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
France and Germany expressed political and financial backing for the World Health Organization (WHO) in its fight against the coronavirus on Thursday, with Berlin saying it would contribute a record half billion euros in funding this year.WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking at a news conference in Geneva, said the agency, criticised by the United States for being slow off the mark in tackling the pandemic, was getting the financial and political support it needed.U.S. President Donald Trump said last month that the United States was cutting ties with the "China-centric" WHO, but he has still not formal…
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Public vote on constitutional changes in Russia begins
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Russians Thursday have started to vote on the constitutional changes that will allow the incumbent president to serve two more terms in office.The vote will last from June 25 to July 1 to avoid mass gatherings at the polls, associated with risks of the coronavirus spreading, the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) explained in a statement.The polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time (0500-1700GMT). The precinct election commissions issued recommendations for the residents of each house in their districts, indicating the best time for casting ballot to better organize the voter turnout.Ho…
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WHO says 10th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is over
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
A World Health Organization official announced Thursday the end of the 10th Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as no new cases were reported for more than 50 days.During a media briefing on COVID-19 and Ebola in Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, commended the "leadership of the DRC president, and the sacrifice and perseverance of 16,000 front line responders and communities … who have brought about the end of this 10th Ebola outbreak in the country!"Moeti also thanked the people, health workers, including WHO experts, who either got ill, were injured or lo…
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The 674 steps: Eiffel Tower reopens, minus lifts, after virus break
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
The Eiffel Tower on Thursday welcomed its first visitors for three months – but with elevators still off-limits, they faced a long climb to sample its breathtaking views.Shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak – its longest period out of action since World War Two – Paris's most famous landmark re-opened under strict hygiene and safety controls.All wearing face masks as directed on a hot and sunny day, tourists queued up for security checks at the entrance, where hand gel dispensers have been installed, before setting off up the 674 steps to the tower's second floor."It's great because I never was…
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Magnitude-5.4 earthquake hits eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern province of Van on Thursday, according to the country's disaster agency.The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck off the Ozalp district at 1.03 p.m. local time (1003 GMT). It originated at a depth of 6.9 kilometers.Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said some houses were damaged due to the tremors, and damage assessment studies are ongoing.No casualties have been reported so far.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter that further updates on the situation will be given to the public by Van Governorate and AFAD.Iran and T…
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Iran's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Iran on Thursday confirmed 143 additional fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,130.A further 2,595 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 215,096, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said.He said a total of 175,103 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 2,899 remain at hospitals in critical condition.Over 1.53 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari said.After emerging in China last December, the virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.The p…
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Pakistan 'disappointed' with US terrorism report
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Pakistan on Thursday said it was disappointed by a recent terrorism report by the US, saying it gave a selective and self-contradictory account of the country's efforts to counter terrorism and terrorist financing.In a Foreign Ministry statement, Islamabad said the US State Department's 2019 Country Report on Terrorism ignored its "crucial role" in degrading Al Qaeda in the region and "diminishing the threat that the terrorist group once posed to the world.""Similarly, the Report acknowledges the sharp decrease in the incidence of terrorist attacks in Pakistan. However, it neglects to explain that this was only p…
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Latin Americans Fighting Mining Companies During COVID19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire populations under lockdown and economies falling apart, mining companies have also hopped on the pandemic profiteering bandwagon. | In Latin America, the areas of interest to mining companies whether they are exploring or digging for gold, silver, copper, iron ore, and other minerals can extend to vast areas of entire countries. Their activities also affect important ecosystems. These include high-altitude wetlands and glacier…
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Rebuilding After Recession: A Plan For Jobs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Government investment in green technology and infrastructure is needed to create thousands of jobs and prevent a recession. | Working with unions and employers, the government has put in place the Job Retention Scheme and self-employed income support schemes, protecting the jobs and incomes of millions of workers during the coronavirus crisis. | But more is needed, and fast. Without further bold action from the government, we risk huge losses of jobs and livelihoods and possibly the deepest recession since the 1930s. The OECD estimates that unemployment could hit 11 per cent this year. But this is not inevitable,…
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CHOP And The Juneteenth Longshore Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
On June 19, the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU), a militant union of 42,000 members, shut down 29 ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada, as workers withheld their labor for 8 hours. The strike was organized to demonstrate the labor movement's solidarity with black lives after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and held on the Juneteenth anniversary of the emancipation of the last chattel slaves in the US in 1865. | As part of the action, a mass demonstration marched through Oakland's port and downtown, with several thousand in attendance.
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A Better Health Care System?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Suzanne Gordon, a longtime health care reporter and author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation's Veterans, says the VA "outperforms the private sector with one hand tied behind its back." | The VA delivers health care to around nine million veterans each year at more than 1,200 sites across the country. In Wounds of War, Gordon described the VA as resembling "the health care systems of almost all other industrialized nations: a full-service health care system that both pays for and delivers all types of care to those it serves." | The VA's health care providers are salari…
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What's The Alternative To Police In Schools?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Thousands of Chicagoans have rallied in the past couple weeks behind the demand that Chicago Public Schools end its relationship with the police department. | But a small group of advocates have been working on this issue for years, and they've won significant progress in recent months. We don't know the impact of those changes yet — though we do know that alternatives to police in schools need much greater support. | A new Chicago Police Department policy implemented last August removed so-called school resource officers from involvement in day-to-day disciplinary matters. It requires screening of potentia…
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Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Philadelphia, PA — Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they've facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into "vacant, viable" homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). According to those who are helping families move in, a large number of usable residences are being intentionally left vacant by the PHA so that they can be sold to developers. | The process of finding empty PHA-owned homes, fixing them up, and helping to move people in is a collaboration between 'Occupy PHA' and the Revolutionary Workers Collective. | The 'move-in' process began during the c…
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The Disproportionate Blues
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-25
Here in the year of 2020 of the 21st century, we descendants of the people who created and first started singing the blues set to music, way back in the 19th century, are still singing the blues today. Those people who historically gave us the reasons to write and sing the blues because of our ill treatment and overwhelming oppression could not truly understand, appreciate or relate to our historical or present-day pain and suffering. | We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We have been told by the powers that be throughout this country's history and our existence to stop crying, to g…
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Covid-19: NHS plans for second wave bigger than first
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-25
The Health Service Journal reports that health services in at least one of the NHS's seven regions are preparing to cope with a second peak of coronavirus demand more than twice the size as the first. By Alison Moore — HSJ: The NHS in the South East of England insisted this scenario was for …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/covid-19-nhs-plans-for-second-wave-bigger-than-first/

Norway Paves Way for Big Expansion of Arctic Oil Exploration Amid 'Challenging' Developments
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
Norway is western Europe's biggest oil producer and has built the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund worth over $1 trillion on the back of its oil wealth. In the words of Norwegian Energy Minister Tina Bru new discoveries are needed to uphold employment and value creation.
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Gravitational Waves Could Have Unleashed Lightest Black Hole Ever, Astrophysicists Reveal
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
In mid-August 2019, the LIGO and Virgo detectors jointly spotted a merger of objects of markedly different masses – 23 and 2.6 times that of the Sun respectively. This eye-watering mismatch is a real puzzle, researchers believe.
sputniknews.com/science/2020062510797188…

Nepal Rubbishes Reports of China Grabbing Its Land in Himalayan Region
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): Three opposition parliamentarians in Nepal had earlier put forth a motion in the House of Representatives asking to restore territory encroached upon by China through dialogue. There were also media reports quoting a "Nepali government department doc" that China had occupied 36 hectares in 4 of the nation's northern districts.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079718142…

Calls to List Antifa as Terrorist Organisation in Sweden in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Riots
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
US President Donald Trump has argued the violent Black Lives Matter rallies that blossomed across the country following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody and which include looting and pillaging, are being led by Antifa, and pledged to designate it as a terrorist organisation, making it illegal on American soil.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200625107971436…

Nepal Opposition MPs Move Resolution in Parliament to Reclaim Land Allegedly Encroached on by China
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): China has allegedly encroached on 36 hectares of land in four northern districts of Nepal by diverting the flow of rivers that act as a natural boundary. The Survey Division of Nepal's Agriculture Department reported the encroachment back in November 2019, but the K.P. Sharma Oli government put a lid on its claims.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079715433…

Bolton's Book Has 'Misleading and Manipulative Presentations' of Erdogan-Trump Talks, Ankara Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
In his memoir published on 23 June, John Bolton claimed that US President Donald Trump was manipulated and easily influenced by the leaders of China, Russia, Turkey, and North Korea.
sputniknews.com/world/202006251079715134…

India Urges Russia to Deliver Igla-S Missile System ASAP Amid Border Tensions, Media Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): Media outlets earlier reported that Indian authorities have decided to "pressure" Russia into expediting the delivery of its S-400 air defence missile system to New Delhi amid the latter's ongoing border face-off with China.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079716198…

Two Terrorists Killed, 5 Members of Pakistan-Based Terror Group Lashkar-e-Taiba Arrested in Kashmir
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security forces have been engaged in major counter-terror operations in the Kashmir Valley since April of this year. Security forces have eliminated more than 110 terrorists so far, with intelligence services claiming that infiltration attempts from the Pakistani border may witness a sharp increase this summer.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079714300…

Dubious 'Coronavirus Resistant' Products Flood Indian Market as Cases Continue to Spiral
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the number of COVID-19 cases in India crossing 400,000, the 'fear of being next' is causing panic among people. Therefore, the Indian government has been proactive in preventing people from getting lured by false ad campaigns marketing products as COVID-19 remedies or those that claim to protect against the virus.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079709838…

India, Pakistan Engage in Mortar Shelling, Firefight at Border
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan, at odds over Jammu and Kashmir since independence, have been accusing each other of constant ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC). While India claimed that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 2,000 times in 2020, Islamabad accused New Delhi of breaking the pact over 957 times.
sputniknews.com/world/202006251079716480…

Jupiter's Europa Could Provide 'Best Chances' of Mapping Alien Life in Solar System, Scientists Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
While it's a riddle about whether or not life is harboured in the depths of cosmic bodies other than Earth, researchers are looking forward to NASA's Europa mission. It is already destined to go down in history given multiple promising theories about life-sustaining liquids on Jupiter's legendary moon.
sputniknews.com/science/2020062510797166…

India, China Swear Upon Past Agreements, New Confidence-Building Measures to Break Stand-off
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been in a border stand-off along the 4,057km long Line of Actual Control since the last week of April. The tensions between the neighbours escalated last week when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off between the Indian Army and PLA.
sputniknews.com/india/202006251079709926…

VIDEO: Locust attack on pistachio gardens on Kerman
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-25
TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Locust swarms have attacked pistachio gardens in Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, southern Iran. As desert locust infestations in East Africa and South-West Asia have intensified in recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided an additional $200,000 to further strengthen Iran's technical capacity to control Desert Locust.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160173/VIDEO-Locust…

UNSC calls for implementation of JCPOA: Iran's amb
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-25
TEHRAN, Jun. 26 (MNA) –Iran's ambassador to the UN said that the UNSC members states unanimously called for full implementation of the JCPOA.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160188/UNSC-calls-f…

Iran's information about Judge Mansouri's case limited to reports of Romanian media: spox
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-25
TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — A spokesman of Iran's Judiciary Gholamhossein Esmaeili condemned Romania's lack of cooperation with Iran on the death case of Iranian Judge Mansouri, who lost his life in Romania, saying that the Islamic Republic has no more information about the case than what Romanian media have reported and a short quotation from Bucharest's Prosecutor.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160184/Iran-s-infor…

The Heat: U.S. immigration and DACA ruling
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-25
U.S. President Trump temporarily suspends new work visas, barring foreigners from seeking employment in the United States.
america.cgtn.com/2020/06/25/the-heat-u-s…

Democrats seethe as Trump calls them 'more unreasonable' than North Korea, China or Russia
rt.com | 2020-06-25
US President Donald Trump paid the opposition Democrats a backhanded compliment, saying in a speech that they were tougher to deal with and "far more unreasonable" than the governments of North Korea, China or Russia. | The Democrats in the USA are much tougher to deal with than any of these people that we deal with. They're far more unreasonable. And actually, they're a little crazy. | Trump made a comment as part of an anecdote during an address at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin on Friday, prompting the DNC war room to accuse him of having "no idea what it means to be president" and daring to…
rt.com/usa/492969-trump-unreasonable-dem…

AI could help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-25
Imperial researchers have demonstrated how machine learning could help design lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells with better performance.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198713/ai-could-help-improve-performance-lithium-ion

Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco
Defund the Police State | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883448…

Wednesday 7/1: LaborFest 2020: Art Show — The Future Challenges Us Now
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Tuesday 6/23: Rally: Save the US Postal Service!
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
870 College Ave | Palo Alto, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883448…

Tell High Speed Rail Authority to Protect Wildlife, Avoid Destruction of Farmland
Green Foothills | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Today is the deadline to submit comments on the environmental analysis of running high speed rail from San Jose to Merced.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883451…

Oakland streets named after slave owners and supporters of slavery
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
The City of Oakland:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 25Jun
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 25.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883459…

Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Juneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020
atonomo | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883447…

Saturday 6/27: Socialism 101: What Will It Take to Win? (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Friday 6/26: Virtual Forum: From Stonewall to Minneapolis, it's right to rebel!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Register at bit.ly/right-to-rebel…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883451…

Tuesday 6/23: Chronicling San Francisco in the Century Before Stonewall webinar
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883451…

Thursday 7/2: LaborFest 2020: South Africa & COVID & Class struggle
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Students Continue Fight Against Closure of Art Center
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
City College of San Francisco's Fort Mason Arts Center Under Threat…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Friday 7/3: LaborFest 2020: Film: "Sir, No Sir" — The GI Movement to End the Vietnam War
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

Escalation of State Power
Lukas Hermsmeier | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Uprising in America. The time has come to tear down the system and create a "different America." "The moderate white man for whom order is more important than justice is the greatest obstacle to freedom," said Martin Luther King in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Mounting Pressure on Oakland City Council to Cut OPD Budget by $150 Million or Face Electoral Challenges in November
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
In Early Victory for Community, Police Commission Recommends Defunding OPD, Disbanding Internal Affairs, and Replacing Police with Civilian First-Responders…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883451…

Tuesday 6/23: San Francisco Car Caravan to Save the Post Office
USMailNotForSale | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Pacific Postal Credit Union | 175 Mendell St, San Francisco, California 94124…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Thursday 6/25: #MaguireHungerStrike Rally
Loved Ones | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883455…

Thursday 6/25: Expanding the Vote: Leauge of Women Voters Panel Discussion (online)
League of Women Voters | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Chatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines will…do nothing.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Human Nature: An Oppressive Construct
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-25
Rod DREHER | A reader sends in a link to this nine-minute New Yorker documentary about a woke young couple raising their child to be gender-neutral. I had to stop watching it out of pity for this kid. These loons are going to screw him or her up terribly, and he or she will hate them: | Blank-slate utopians, man. So very many of our problems today come from a refusal to accept givenness as a natural condition. | So many on the left today have forgotten human nature. In his sizzling monologue last night, Tucker Carlson featured a can't-make-this-stuff-up moment. I've cued the monologue clip to that moment:…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/25/hu…

Dutch Government Outright Lies about MH17, to Blame Russia
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-25
Eric ZUESSE | 1. The Dutch Government's 279-page investigative findings on the "Crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17" were published in October 2015, and reported, on | page 84, (under 2.13.2 "Crew autopsy") that "First Officer Team A … During the body scan of the First Officer's body, over 120 objects (mostly metal fragments) were detected. The majority of the fragments were found in left side of the upper torso." Then, it reported, on | page 85 (under 2.13.3) "the First Off…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/25/du…

Trump Unloads on Bolton After Bolton Unloads on Trump
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-25
John Bolton's new memoir "The Room Where It Happened," which came out two days ago in spite of White House attempts to block it, is the standard kiss and tell that senior American politicians and officials tend to write to make money for their retirement. There should be no question but that Bolton has done his best to cast the president in as bad a light as possible,…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/25/tr…

In Seattle, a Yugoslavia Déjà Vu
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-25
Sensible people with a modicum of historical perspective are raising the question that until recently they dared only whisper: Quo vadis United States of America? | We can delegate to specialists debate over the ultimate nature and causes of the current unrest in the United States. The focus here is not on that but on one of the more ominous characteristics of the crisis, whatever its origins might be judged to be. In the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle two weeks ago, for the first time since the Civil War in the 1860s, something purporting to be a competing government was established on U.S. territory. So…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/25/in…

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
There are immense casualties from this Great Lockdown. Incomes have collapsed for half the world's population, while hunger rates are on the rise. But there are other casualties, other victims, often less remarked upon.
mronline.org/2020/06/24/billions-of-chil…

'Act with necessary force': Greta Thunberg says BLM protests & 'corona crisis' give blueprint for climate change fight
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-24
The Black Lives Matter protests across the world show the 'necessary force' people need to use when fighting global warming, teen activist turned climate change icon Greta Thunberg believes.
mronline.org/2020/06/24/act-with-necessa…

Chinagate Is The Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
It is totally unbelievable to imagine that Trump purportedly solicited China's support for his re-election campaign via international economic means and even endorsed the country's anti-terrorist policies in Xinjiang. Nothing could be further from the truth. | Former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book contains many passages that are receiving a lot of attention from the mainstream media, but one stands out among the rest. The disgraced official, who was fired by Trump last September, claims that the President sought China's help for his re-election campaign. According to Bolton, Trump asked President Xi…
thealtworld.com/andrew_korybko/chinagate…

Chinagate Is the Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet. Alleged Pro-Trump Election Meddling
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
It is totally unbelievable to imagine that Trump purportedly solicited China's support for his re-election campaign via international economic means and even endorsed the country's anti-terrorist policies in Xinjiang. Nothing could be further from the truth. | Former National Security Advisor | …
globalresearch.ca/chinagate-craziest-con…

Video: "Militants" Launch Massive Drone Attack on Russian Airbase in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Late on June 22, Russian air defense units repelled a massive drone attack on Russia's Hmeimim air base in Syria. According to local sources, Russian Pantsir and Tor systems launched almost two dozen missiles at unmanned aerial vehicles launched by …
globalresearch.ca/video-militants-launch…

White Lives Don't Matter
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
William Engdahl ( www.globalresearch.ca/america-own-color-… ) explains where the money for Black lives Matter, Antifa, Act Blue, and associated socialist organization partners in overthrowing "whiteness" comes from–the Ford Foundation, Soros' foundations, Kellogg Foundation, Ben & Jerry's, Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Heinz Foundation, Apple, Disney, Nike. | With George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Teddy Roosevelt disposed of, Jesus and Christ…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/white…

Reclaiming Work: Can Cooperatives Overthrow The Gig Economy?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
The pandemic has brought into focus the stark conditions and precarity faced by workers in the gig-economy. When the dust settles, can these workers who were at the frontlines of this crisis build a fairer future? The workers featured in Reclaiming Work believe so. This short documentary by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis of black & brown film features cycle courier cooperatives who offer a socialist alternative to the digital giants of Deliveroo and Uber. In fact, La Pájara, one of the cycle cooperatives showcased in the documentary, was formed following protest movements against Deliveroo in Madrid. Coope…
popularresistance.org/reclaiming-work-ca…

Sacramento And Swiss Sister City Liestal Need To Talk About Their History
Noam Schaulin, JUSO BL | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
After the attack on the now removed statue of the founder of Sacramento John Sutter, the Young Socialist Party of the swiss canton of Baselland launched an action in Sutters hometown to draw attention to the fact that John Sutter was a slave owner and child trader. Now, they want Sacramento and its sister city Liestal (Switzerland), capital city of the canton of Baselland, to use their partnership to remember Sutters victims and educate the citizens of both places.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Protesters in San Francisco recently knocked over a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union to victory in the Civil War and suppressed the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction. | In this perspective from the World Socialist Web Site, Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth explain why this and similar actions around the country only help the ruling class's objective of pitting members of the working class against each other.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/22/1883443…

Canada's Security Council Defeat is a Win for Palestine
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-24
Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council is a major victory for Palestinian solidarity. It also puts Canada's Israel lobby on the defensive. Israeli politicians and commentators have begun to publicly bemoan the loss. Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, told the Jerusalem Post, "we are disappointed …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/canadas-secur…

The PLO's Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-24
As soon as Washington's plan was announced in January, followed by Israel's insistence that annexation of Palestinian territories was imminent, the PLO spun into a strange political mode, far more unpredictable and bizarre than ever before.
mintpressnews.com/plo-half-hearted-attem…

Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister's Wedding Day
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-24
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday killed 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank as he was on his way to pick up his sister, who was set to be married that night. Ahmed Erekat is the nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and cousin of Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Israeli claims that Ahmed was attempting a car-ramming attack on soldiers are completely unfounded. "What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a kne…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/24/noura_era…

Reparations And The Palestinian Right Of Return
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
The calls "Black Lives Matter" and "Free, Free Palestine," serve to remind us that Palestine is not free and that if the lives of Black people mattered, there would be no need for the call. In both cases, people are in the grips of a cruel, racist system that refuses to let go. In both cases, people are being hunted down, caged, strangled, and shot to death, and the root cause of their suffering is rarely addressed. | In Palestine, the return of refugees is the issue that has the capacity to completely alter the conversation and ultimately bring justice to Palestinians. However few are willing to bring it up, muc…
popularresistance.org/reparations-and-th…

Video: The Social Impacts and Economic Dimensions of the Drug Trade
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-24
Being a neighbor to one of the biggest producers of drugs in the world has caused the Islamic Republic of Iran to shoulder a heavy burden as one of the main routes for drug transport. | Iran is at the forefront …
globalresearch.ca/europe-complicit-allow…

Progressives rack up impressive victories in June 23 Democratic primaries
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-24
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled to a blowout victory in her Democratic primary yesterday in her New York City Congressional District that covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. AOC, as she is popularly known across the country, trounced three opponents in New York's 14th Congressional District, garnering what looks like more than 81% of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/progressives-ra…

Twitter suspends account of black comedian who posted viral 'Karen-shaming' video as other incidents emerge
rt.com | 2020-06-24
Self-proclaimed stand-up comedian and entertainer (as well as delivery driver and activist) Karlos Dillard has been suspended from Twitter for violating the platform's terms of use, in the wake of his viral 'Karen-shaming' video. | The overnight fame may have gotten the best of Dillard, though it remains unclear exactly what led to him being temporarily suspended from the platform. Many online accused him of profiteering from the incident and of misleading witnesses (whom he also videoed but without mentioning any racial profanity). | For those who got excited by all this, you can buy t-shirts from him on Inst…
rt.com/usa/492800-karlos-dillard-suspend…

Saturday 6/27: Marx and the art of bicycle maintenance
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
ZOOM: zoom.us/j/99055787233?pwd=WjVNUUNqQU1zL0…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883450…

Let's Make Sure We Get the Green New Deal Right
Marshall Auerback | zcomm.org | 2020-06-24
COVID-19 will force us to rethink many of the assumptions underlying existing GND proposals…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lets-make-sure-we-…

The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-24
In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday's New York primary election. The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and defunding the police. We air his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/24/jamaal_bo…