Daily Archives: June 26, 2020

2020-06-26: News Headlines

Susan Jaffe (2020-06-27). [Perspectives] Aletha Maybank: AMA's Chief Health Equity Officer. thelancet.com The world has changed in the year since the American Medical Association (AMA) named Aletha Maybank as its first Chief Health Equity Officer and founder of the AMA's Center for Health Equity, dedicated to eliminating the barriers to optimal health for all patients. COVID-19 has exposed health inequities that have always existed, Maybank said. But when US Government data omitted the disease's impact on Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities, she advocated for a change. "You can't fix something that you don't measure", she said.

The Lancet (2020-06-27). [Editorial] Generation coronavirus? thelancet.com The catastrophic elements that have perpetuated the COVID-19 pandemic—global interconnectedness, climate change due to human activity, vast economic inequality, and deep veins of antiscience—have resulted in more than 9 million infections and almost 500‚Äà000 deaths worldwide. Although children might be less susceptible to infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and generally have better outcomes than adults, COVID-19 as a phenomenon weighs heavily on their health and wellbeing.

Richard Horton (2020-06-27). [Comment] Offline: The second wave. thelancet.com The spectre of a second wave of COVID-19 hangs over us. Some infectious disease specialists believe that SARS-CoV-2 might be losing virulence. Most are less sanguine. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's Director-General, reported last week that "the pandemic is accelerating"—across the Americas, south Asia, and the Middle East. "The world is in a new and dangerous phase", he said. "The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible." The shadow of the 1918 influenza pandemic darkens our perspective.

Rachel Clarke (2020-06-27). [Perspectives] Nature and nowness under lockdown. thelancet.com "Death", wrote Saul Bellow in his acclaimed novel Humboldt's Gift, "is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything". 45 years have elapsed since he wrote these words, but they have surely never carried more weight. As we reel, stunned and awestruck, through the COVID-19 pandemic, the menace of death has inspired a profound attentiveness to—and gratitude for—the simplest moments of life. Amid the soaring death tolls, it has felt at times as though nothing—not least the natural world on our doorstep—will ever be taken for granted again.

Sharmila Devi (2020-06-27). [World Report] Access to health care under threat in Afghanistan. thelancet.com Attacks on hospitals and high numbers of COVID-19 cases among health workers could hamper access to health care. Sharmila Devi reports.

Elizabeth Head, Beau Ances (2020-06-27). [Comment] Biomarkers in Down syndrome can help us understand Alzheimer's disease. thelancet.com Down syndrome is associated with increased risk of developing early-onset Alzheimer's disease, primarily because of the overexpression of the APP gene on chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome, as a form of genetically determined Alzheimer's disease, represent one of the largest cohorts at risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease because virtually all adults with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's disease by age 40 years.1 However, the age range for the onset of cognitive decline is wide (from <50 years to >70 years).

Richard N Price, Walter R J Taylor, Kamala Thriemer, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P Day (2020-06-27). [Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Harin Karunajeewa and Robert James that radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria needs to be deployed more widely. The question is, how do we achieve this? Shortening the treatment course and thereby improving adherence is an important step in the right direction.1 Primaquine regimens are usually extended over 14 days to reduce the daily dose and thereby improve tolerability and safety. The main adverse event risk is haemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

Massimiliano Gnecchi, Francesco Moretti, Emilio Maria Bassi, Sergio Leonardi, Rossana Totaro, Luciano Perotti, Valentina Zuccaro, Stefano Perlini, Lorenzo Preda, Fausto Baldanti, Raffaele Bruno, Luigi Oltrona Visconti (2020-06-27). [Clinical Picture] Myocarditis in a 16-year-old boy positive for SARS-CoV-2. thelancet.com A 16-year-old boy was admitted to our emergency department, in Lombardy, complaining of intense pain in his chest—radiating to his left arm—which had started 1 h earlier. The day before he had a fever of 38 ∑3 ∞C that decreased after 100 mg of nimesulide. He reported no other symptoms, no medical history, and no contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19.

Juan Fortea, Eduard Vilaplana, Maria Carmona-Iragui, Bessy Benejam, Laura Videla, Isabel Barroeta, Susana Fernández, Miren Altuna, Jordi Pegueroles, Víctor Montal, Silvia Valldeneu, Sandra Giménez, Sofía González-Ortiz, Laia Muñoz, Teresa Estellés, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Olivia Belbin, Valle Camacho, Liam Reese Wilson, Tiina Annus, Ricardo S Osorio, Sebastián Videla, Sylvain Lehmann, Anthony J Holland, Daniel Alcolea, Jordi Clarimón, Shahid H Zaman, Rafael Blesa, Alberto Lleó (2020-06-27). [Articles] Clinical and biomarker changes of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study. thelancet.com Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Down syndrome has a long preclinical phase in which biomarkers follow a predictable order of changes over more than two decades. The similarities with sporadic and autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease and the prevalence of Down syndrome make this population a suitable target for Alzheimer's disease preventive treatments.

Jonathan D Mizrahi, Rishi Surana, Juan W Valle, Rachna T Shroff (2020-06-27). [Seminar] Pancreatic cancer. thelancet.com Pancreatic cancer is a highly fatal disease with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 10% in the USA, and it is becoming an increasingly common cause of cancer mortality. Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include family history, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tobacco use. Patients typically present with advanced disease due to lack of or vague symptoms when the cancer is still localised. High quality computed tomography with intravenous contrast using a dual phase pancreatic protocol is typically the best method to detect a pancreatic tumour and to determine surgical resectability.

Staff (2020-06-26). Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It's Just The Beginning. therealnews.com The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-26). How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order. counterpunch.org U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…

Saeb Erekat (2020-06-26). Stop Treating Israel as a State Above the Law and End Annexation. globalresearch.ca With only a few days left until 1 July, the date included in the Israeli government coalition agreement to further

Ajamu Baraka (2020-06-26). The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S. counterpunch.org Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. 80 million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with

Lyn Neeley (2020-06-26). U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence. workers.org In the wake of international uprisings due to the lynching of George Floyd, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an emergency hearing on June 19. The council unanimously passed a resolution condemning systemic racism and racist police brutality against people of African descent in all countries, but particularly in the . . . |

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-26). Eastern Partnership of Post-Soviet States Gives Members False Illusions of Joining the EU. globalresearch.ca The

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-06-26). UN Warns Many Will "Starve to Death" in Yemen as Saudi Fuel Blockade Hinders COVID-19 Battle. mintpressnews.com According to the Yemen Oil Company, at least 15 tankers carrying over 419,789 tons of fuel have been trapped at sea for over a month despite being checked and issued permits by both the Saudi-led Coalition and the UN, plunging Yemen into an unprecedented fuel shortage.

Staff (2020-06-26). Stir Crazy! Episode #60: First Nations Friday. therealnews.com On today's show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Martha Rosenberg (2020-06-26). Will Covid Start a Trade War Over U.S. Meat Exports? counterpunch.org On June 21, the official China website posted that products from Tyson Foods' Springdale, Arkansas plant "that have arrived or are about to arrive in Hong Kong will be temporarily suspended by the customs department." Two days earlier, 455 Tyson Foods workers living in Benton and Washington counties in which Springdale is located were found

Workers World Boston bureau (2020-06-26). Black workers resist union-busting Boston gentrifier. workers.org A June 16 action for eight laid-off workers — organized just four days after the announcement they had been fired — drew about 100 people. They were protesting at their place of work, College Bound Dorchester/Boston Uncornered, on a quiet residential street on the Tuesday morning. With these latest layoffs, . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-26). Coronavirus is an SOS: Mend our broken relationship with nature, says UN and WHO. mronline.org Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International—and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-26). CDC chief Redfield: 24 million may have coronavirus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The head of the federal Centers for Disease Control now estimates that 24 million people in the U.S., ten times the actual numbers recorded, may be ill from the coronavirus. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield provided that estimate in a June 25 conference call with other reporters, the same day his agency expanded the list …

Raul Diego (2020-06-26). Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries. mintpressnews.com COVI-PASS will determine whether you can go to a restaurant, if you need a medical test, or are due for a talking-to by authorities in a post-COVID world. Consent is voluntary, but enforcement will be compulsory.

John Bachtell (2020-06-26). As COVID-19 rages, America's meatpacking workers battle for their lives. peoplesworld.org As new COVID-19 infections surge to their highest levels since April, the deadly virus continues to ravage meatpacking plants across the nation. Companies are not implementing CDC guidelines for safe working conditions, so workers, their children, and union are finding ways to resist and demand action. The gruesome work of killing, cleaning, and deboning beef, …

Henry Giroux (2020-06-26). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State: Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism. counterpunch.org Barr places the President above the law, defining him as a kind of unitary sovereign. In addition, he appears to relish in his role as a craven defender of Trump, all the while justifying a notion of blind executive authority in the face of Trump's endless lies, racist policies, and lawlessness that echo the dark era of the 1920s and 30s.

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-26). Battleground States: The Time for Manufacturing Weapons of War Has Passed as a Viable Industry for Our Nation. commondreams.org Promotional image of the Italian frigate the U.S. Navy is adapting for construction at Marinette. (Photo: Fincantieri) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-06-26). The End of Asylum? Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations. democracynow.org The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt. "We're likely to see more people fail their hearings, and now they don't have a backstop in the federal courts."

Staff (2020-06-26). Headlines for June 26, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sets Another Daily COVID-19 Record as Infections Surge in 31 States, Supreme Court Ruling Will Deny Asylum Seekers Their Day in Court, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Annul Obamacare Even as Millions Lose Health Coverage, India Nears 500,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases as Pandemic Worsens Globally, WHO Declares End to Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Police Reform Bill That Trump Promised to Veto, Activists Demanding $1B Cut to NYPD Budget Occupy City Hall for Third Straight Night, NC Police Dept. Fires Officers Caught on Tape Discussing "Slaughtering" Black Reside…

Susan Jaffe (2020-06-27). [World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny. thelancet.com A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.

Harin Karunajeewa, Robert James (2020-06-27). [Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment. thelancet.com The main reason conventional primaquine regimens last 14 days is because this was the time taken to repatriate US military personnel by ship following active service in the Korean War.1 We therefore congratulate Walter Taylor and colleagues2 for finally upending an absurdly impractical 60-year-old legacy and setting a new standard of care. However, convincing policy makers and practitioners to implement this new standard of care presents challenges relating to how risk is perceived and managed.

Nicholas Buccola (2020-06-26). From "How Could He…" to "How Am I…": A Confession. counterpunch.org The writer Robert Penn Warren once described the "national rhythm" on race matters to be one that swayed between "complacency and panic." There is a great deal of truth in this observation — especially among elites — and unless we can break that rhythm we seem doomed to remain trapped in what Ibram X. Kendi

Danny Shaw (2020-06-26). Colombia's Other Pandemic: Unchecked State Violence in the Time of COVID-19. counterpunch.org The human rights group Indepaz reports that 800 activists have been killed in the past three and a half years in Colombia, since November 24, 2016, the date the government signed "the Peace Accord" with the FARC.[1] Taking advantage of society's fear and distraction, and the demobilization caused by the novel coronavirus, state and paramilitary

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-26). UFCW: Tyson rivals Smithfield in its disregard for workers. peoplesworld.org LOGANSPORT, Ind.—The now-infamous Smithfield pork production plant in South Dakota apparently has a "rival" of sorts among food processing factories that have become coronavirus pandemic hotspots. Welcome to the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., which had to shut for two weeks, from April 23-May 7, for complete cleaning and other measures after …

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-26). The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display. mintpressnews.com At a time when the world is crying out for justice, it behooves Israel to reverse its destructive policies toward Palestinians — and responsible journalism to ignore the bullies and tell the truth.

Staff (2020-06-26). COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say. therealnews.com Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.

Yoav Litvin (2020-06-26). Truth is Our Weapon and Shield — An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings. counterpunch.org Truth and reconciliation commissions attempt to heal divided nations after the injustice has ceased. They rely on a process of education in which a reckoning with hard truths of systemic oppression lead to national accountability, reparations for victims, healing and potential unity. However, truth and reconciliation commissions, such as the one in South Africa, are

B. Prasant (2020-06-26). COVID-19 death march: India's migrant workers head home, heralding virus surge. peoplesworld.org DELHI—The thin emaciated woman lay on her back by the side of the highway that leads away from Delhi towards Kolkata. Her arms akimbo, her knees folded together and drawn up, her body barely covered in a torn-to-strips cloth that had once been a red saree. Her eyes drew attention because they were wide open—death …

T.J. Coles (2020-06-26). Infiltrating Black Lives Matter: Cops, Feds, and White Supremacists. counterpunch.org Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a major step forward in the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in the United States and around the world. BLM was founded in 2013, following the acquittal over what organizers describe as 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's murderer, the gated community watchman, George Zimmerman. The organization came to international attention in July

G. Dunkel (2020-06-26). Denying health crisis won't save jobs. workers.org June 21 — For the thirteenth week in a row, the number of initial claims the Bureau of Labor Statistics counts for unemployment insurance was over 1.5 million. Now every state plus the District of Columbia has begun the process of loosening the restrictions it had imposed in order to . . . |

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-06-26). U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman's Ouster: the Untold Story. counterpunch.org A stake in the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan was purchased with money looted from 1MDB According to the U.S. Justice Department (Photo Source: DOJ) There's something unsettling about the top law enforcement officer in the United States telling a brazen lie to the American people late on a Friday night when most folks have

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-06-26). On California's November ballot: Restoring affirmative action, letting parolees vote. peoplesworld.org Following approval by the California state Senate June 24, two constitutional amendments the California Legislative Black Caucus has designated as priority measures will now appear on the ballot Nov. 3. Voter passage of Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, The California Act for Economic Prosperity, would again allow consideration of race, gender, and ethnic diversity in public …

Eds. (2020-06-26). What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa). mronline.org Radical Reviewer taking a look at. Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa by Spencer Sunshine. Patreon: www.patreon.com/RadicalReviewer Merch: www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalRevi… Twitter: @ReviewerRadical Relevant Links: Spencer Sunshine, Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa: spencersunshine.com/2020/06/2… Zine Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/huronvalleySnD/ Now That's What I Call Antifa Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Philosophy Tube, The Philosophy of Antifa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwS_… Re Education, …

Monica Johnson (2020-06-26). How Atlanta community organized after police murdered Rayshard Brooks. liberationnews.org By Monica Johnson The following is based upon a talk given by Monica Johnson, a Party for Socialism and Liberation activist in Atlanta, on a PSL national webinar June 18. She addressed community response to the police murder of Rayshard Brooks. This 27-year-old African-American man was shot twice in the back and killed by police …

Kameron Hurt (2020-06-26). Terror lynchings will not stop the freedom march. liberationnews.org Lynchings are a method of terror used by white supremacists from the slave ships, to plantations, to the big cities, to the voting booths…

Staff (2020-06-26). How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine? therealnews.com Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of "unstinting support" for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.

John Bellamy Foster (2020-06-26). Naked Imperialism by John Bellamy Foster — Review. mronline.org Radical Reviewer reviewing the book Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance by John Bellamy Foster.

Workers World Party (2020-06-26). Defund means abolish police! workers.org "Defund the police!" has leaped to the top of the demands that mass demonstrations have been making since the May 25 police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. After that city's 3rd Police Precinct building burned to the ground to the cheers of a majority of the U.S. population, there . . . |

CounterSpin (2020-06-26). Jim Naureckas on Covid's Preventable Nightmare, Clare Garvie on Police Facial Recognition. fair.org Media…

Eric Mann (2020-06-26). The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools: a Great Leap Forward and Victory is in Sight. counterpunch.org On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" a reality. Her motion, expressing gratitude to the national Black uprising, called for cutting the

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-26). In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org The rate of infection of the novel coronavirus among mining workers in South Africa is 330 per 100,000 inhabitants, more than double the average registered for the rest of the country's population — 160 per 100,000. From the 1474 positive cases confirmed within South African mines, 907 are still active, 563 patients recovered and four have died. | The information was released Monday (22nd) by the

Rob Urie (2020-06-26). Racism and the Neoliberal Consensus. counterpunch.org In the midst of protests and the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement, race is once again being put forward as the social axis most in need of rectification. From the perspective of 'racial capital,' the ills of capitalism can't be meaningfully addressed until white supremacy has been defeated. From a left perspective grounded in Marx and history, race is a product of capitalism, not its cause. The economic relationships of indentured servitude and slavery both preceded the concept of race. And the iterative view begins with economic relationships to claim that at some point race became a causal factor in it…

Eds. (2020-06-26). Meng, Huawei and Canadian law: Soap, rinse and dry-laundered. mronline.org 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 their monies into legitimate finance houses and businesses.

Staff (2020-06-26). In Racial Justice Victory, Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2B to Women in Asbestos-Laced Baby Powder Suit. democracynow.org Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.1 billion to a group of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Johnson & Johnson heavily marketed the powder to African American women despite warnings that the products could cause cancer. Six of the plaintiffs in the Johnson & Johnson case died before the trial started. Five more of the women have died since 2018. We get response from M. Isabelle Chaudry, senior policy manager at the National Women's Health Network, who says the company must ban the products globally and do more to address the harm it has caused, part…

Staff (2020-06-26). One Bad Algorithm? Advocates Say Facial Recognition Reveals Systemic Racism in AI Technology. democracynow.org The controversy over police use of facial recognition technology has accelerated after a Black man in Michigan revealed he was wrongfully arrested because of the technology. Detroit police handcuffed Robert Williams in front of his wife and daughters after facial recognition software falsely identified him as a suspect in a robbery. Researchers say facial recognition software is up to 100 times more likely to misidentify people of color than white people. This week, Boston voted to end its use in the city, and Democratic lawmakers introduced a similar measure for federal law enforcement. "This is not an example o…

Stuart Munckton (2020-06-26). Hans Baer looks at how car dependence is driving us to extinction. greenleft.org.au By Hans A Baer
| Lexington Books, 2019
| 258 pages | As the global climate emergency intensifies, this political ecological critique of the motor vehicle is timely and powerful. Melbourne Un…

C.J. Atkins (2020-06-26). Pandemic Pride: LGBTQ struggle continues, learns from Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org This weekend marks a half-century since the first Pride march took place on June 28, 1970. That initial event in New York City, called "Christopher Street Liberation Day," recalled the Stonewall Rebellion of a year earlier—the night a band of fed-up queers stood up, fought back, and launched a liberation struggle that transformed the world. …

The Canary (2020-06-26). US House passes police reform bill after George Floyd killing. thecanary.co The US House of Representatives has approved a sweeping police reform bill in the wake of protests over the police killing of George Floyd.The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed largely along party lines but stands little chance of becoming law. It requires a majority vote in the Republican-controlled senate.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the Capitol steps. She challenged opponents not to allow the deaths of Black Americans to have been in vain or the outpouring of public support for changes to go unmatched. Pelosi said: Exactly one month ago, George…

Joe Piette (2020-06-26). Coast-to-coast rallies demand: Keep U.S. Postal Service viable. workers.org Rallies demanding the U.S. Senate approve funding that would "SAVE OUR POSTAL SERVICE" were held on June 23 from coast to coast. The message of the day: Include a $25 billion USPS rescue plan in the next Senate stimulus package. Without funding, it is projected the agency could run out . . . |

_____ (2020-06-26). In Support of President Putin's History of World War II. strategic-culture.org On 19 June President Vladimir Putin published

John Wight (2020-06-26). Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx: 'Death to Slavery'. globalresearch.ca On page 405 of the folio edition of the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln there is a letter dated January 19 1863. It is titled "To the Workingmen of Manchester, England" and begins: "I have the honor to acknowledge …

Fight Back (2020-06-26). Statues of slaveholders and reactionaries are coming down, while a statue of Lenin goes up. fightbacknews.org The Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), erected a state of Lenin in front of their party headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 20. More than 1100 people took part in the event. | In her welcome speech, Gabi Fechtner, Party Chairwoman of the MLPD, declared, "I was often asked during the past weeks whether the erection of the statue was intended as a provocation. No, but perhaps it is the breaking of a certain taboo — the taboo that in this society one should not even talk about the achievements of socialism and about its representatives. For the sake of bringing down anti-communism's reservati…

Norman Solomon (2020-06-26). Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party. indybay.org Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-26). America's War against the People of Korea: The Historical Record of US War Crimes. globalresearch.ca "the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population during the 37-month long "hot" war, 1950-1953, an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerence of another." (War Veteran Brian Willson)…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-26). PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO. counterpunch.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

Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more (2020-06-26). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!" indybay.org Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.

_____ (2020-06-26). Scheer Intelligence: For Many Young People, Socialism Is As American As Apple Pie. popularresistance.org In the devastating aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many young Americans who felt betrayed by capitalism were introduced to socialism by Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns. Meagan Day, a staff writer for the popular left-wing magazine Jacobin and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), serves as an example of how the Vermont senator radicalized a generation with a platform that called for policies like Medicare for All and tuition-free college. Day credits Sanders with her decision to choose socialism when she felt the time came to "pick a side" in American politics and has since been w…

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-26). The Dangerous Incompetence of Narendra Modi and Jair Bolsonaro. zcomm.org Alarming news about the COVID-19 disease comes from Brazil and India, where the infection numbers are high, and the death count grows steadily…

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Imran Khan on Pakistani-US Relations: 'We Will Not Fight Their War'. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took credit for holding successful peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban on behalf of the US, stating that the world has acknowledged Islamabad's efforts toward reconciliation in the region.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-26). New US Anti-China Measure: Towards Rupture and Confrontation with China. globalresearch.ca Both right wings of the US one-party state are pushing things toward rupturing relations with China, risking direct confrontation. | The so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) is the latest shoe to drop. | Unanimously approved by the Senate on Thursday, it's …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-26). Is America a Failed State? Trump's COVID Response Has Many Saying "Yes" mintpressnews.com Evident by its response to COVID-19, its brutal crackdown on racial-justice protesters, and its inability to hold free and fair elections, experts are in agreement: the United States is a nation in decline.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-26). Activists Urge US Dept of Agriculutre to Deny Deadly New Monsanto GMO-Herbicide Combo. mintpressnews.com The US is considering approving the product even as Monsanto juggles multiple multi-million dollar lawsuits from cancer patients over its deadly Roundup herbicide.

Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return (2020-06-26). 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.

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel. yenisafak.com The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.The text calls the government to "play a leading role at European and multilateral level in order to set up a list of effective countermeasures to respond proportionately to any Israeli annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory."The resolution acknowledges the fact that some states might veto EU sanctions. So it sugge…

Ted Rall (2020-06-26). Resist Evictions and Foreclosures. counterpunch.org COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest. Political protest demonstrations used to be weekend affairs in which angry leftists shouted at empty government offices before shuffling home Sunday afternoon to gear up for the workweek. With out of four workers having filed for unemployment and many more working from home, tens of

Andrew Korybko (2020-06-26). Geopolitical Destabilization: India's US-Backed "Decoupling" from China Is a Very Dangerous Development. globalresearch.ca For all intents and purposes, India seems to have unofficially decided to "decouple" itself from its "fellow" BRICS and SCO "partner" China, but this US-backed development is dangerous since the South Asian state might not be able to survive the …

David Smilde (2020-06-26). Joe Biden Should Not Try to Out-Hawk Trump on Venezuela. commondreams.org Thousands gather in Caracas to protest Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. April 2019 (Photo: Helena1 / Shutterstock.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2020-06-26). Video: Clashes Rage Between Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and Other Al-Qaeda Groups in Idlib. globalresearch.ca After two days of fighting with militants from the rival militant coalition Fa Ithbatu, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has launched a large-scale attack in order to put an end to the resistance to its dominance in Greater Idlib. | According to pro-militant …

Brett Wilkins (2020-06-26). War Crimes: US Destruction of North Korea Must Not be Forgotten. globalresearch.ca For a brief moment in the summer of 1945 there was joy in Korea. | Koreans, who had suffered 35 years of of brutal Japanese colonial occupation prior to Tokyo's defeat in World War II, celebrated what they believed was their …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-26). US House of Representatives passes police reform bill named after George Floyd. peoplesdispatch.org Republicans and president Trump have opposed the bill as a move to weaken the police and law enforcement, while activists claim the bill does not sufficiently tackle the issues at hand…

_____ (2020-06-26). Chicago School Board Votes To Keep Police Contract — For Now. popularresistance.org Chicago's school board has voted against ending a program that puts police officers in public schools, following the wishes of the mayor and top Chicago Public Schools leadership while rejecting the demands of students and activists who for years have called for police-free schools. | While the narrow 4-3 vote, the most suspenseful by the Board of Education in years, keeps intact a scrutinized $33-million contract between the school system and the Chicago Police Department, another vote is likely in the next two months on whether to renew the contract that's set to expire at the end of August. | Ahead of the high…

Dr. Leon Tressell (2020-06-26). Journalist Julian Assange Charged with New American Indictment. globalresearch.ca On 24 June a US Federal Grad Jury issued a second superseding indictment against Journalist Julian Assange. | The

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-26). "Free Speech" In The US Empire Is As Illusory As "Free-Range" Eggs. thealtworld.com Shadowproof's Kevin Gosztola calls "a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Shadowproof,

BAACFJA (2020-06-26). Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil. indybay.org BayAction2FreeAssange.org joins #Candles4Assange for Julian Assange's Global Birthday Vigil | Friday, July 3 ≥·µà, Noon-1PM | British Consulate, 1 Sansome St., San Francisco | *Masks & social distancing please | For those w medical conditions/unable to attend : Please follow @Action4assange livestream noted in details…

_____ (2020-06-26). 'Free Speech' in the US Empire Is as Illusory as 'Free-Range' Eggs. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Shadowproof's Kevin Gosztola calls "a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Shadowproof,

Tom Coburg (2020-06-26). US street-based projects are talking about more than just police reforms. They want outright liberation. thecanary.co On the west coast of America, authorities have threatened to send in police to retake Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). While on the east coast, the Black Lives Matter chair for Greater New York has called for armed "peace officers" to monitor police activity. | Meanwhile, all across the US, legislation is being introduced to

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Mines, mass graves: Haftar's human rights violations. yenisafak.com An Anadolu Agency team in Libya has monitored the evidence of mines, mass graves, and executions left behind by the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar as they retreated from south of the capital Tripoli as well as the city of Tarhuna, to the southeast. Libya's internationally recognized government has been under attack by Haftar's forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence.This March, the Libyan government launched Operation Peace Storm to counter attacks on the capital, and recently retook strategic locations, including Al-Watiya airbase and the city of Tarhuna, Haftar's final stronghol…

Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter (2020-06-26). Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2020-06-26). Germany's Verdi trade union supports jobs massacre at department store chain. wsws.org This time around, Verdi even abandoned its ritualistic whistle-led protests, which in the past were used to make the workers believe that the union was ready to fight.

_____ (2020-06-26). The 'New' American Mercenary: A Pocket History. popularresistance.org Though the bizarre story has been subsumed by other events, last month's aborted invasion of Venezuela should've hardly shocked anyone. The United States has long used mercenaries to do its bidding. They have provided Washington distance and deniability for unsavory operations. During the Cold War, the U.S. hoped this would limit domestic and international protest. Policymakers also discerned mercenary alternatives to bloody, expensive quagmires like the Vietnam or Iraq Wars. Traditionally, most of these hired guns were foreigners — ex-soldiers of declining European empires. | Much of this parallels the lat…

_____ (2020-06-26). The US Military Has A Boogaloo Problem. popularresistance.org The U.S. military appears to have a brewing boogaloo problem. Active-duty military are flocking to online networks frequented by the anti-government movement, known for its meme culture and Hawaiian shirt-clad adherents, who are often called Boogaloo Bois. | "Boogaloo" is code for civil war, which is the ultimate goal of the movement, and some of its followers trade in memes glorifying violence against federal agents and crack jokes about the impending "Boog." Recently they've become regular fixtures at anti-lockdown and Black Lives Matter protests in states that allow open-carry of military-style firearms. | An…

Fight Back (2020-06-26). United Electrical Workers: "All Workers Must Stand Against Police Violence" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 23 statement of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), General Executive Board. | The protests that have swept our country since the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police in May have put the issue of police violence front and center. The labor movement has a special responsibility to speak out on this issue. Too many of our members have experienced violence and harassment from the police due to nothing more than the color of their skin. All workers who struggle for a better life are threatened when the police are used…

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Oregon Lawmakers Demand Answers on US Marshals Spy Plane Spotted Over Portland Protests. sputniknews.com Five federal lawmakers from Oregon are demanding answers about a plane spotted circling Portland during recent protests. The aircraft shows all signs of being a US Marshals surveillance aircraft.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Bad Villain: Could Not Being Hated as Clinton Be Key to Biden's Success? sputniknews.com The potential reasons for Biden's lead are numerous — to name but two major factors, Trump has been penalised by American voters for his perceived heavy-handed response to the protests which erupted nationwide in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in May, and management of coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Moment of Truth? How BLM Leader's Words at Once Exposed True Aims & Utter Hypocrisy of the Movement. sputniknews.com On 24 June, leader of the Greater New York Black Lives Matter Hawk Newsome stated that if the movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd does not bring about tangible results the protesters will change the system forcibly. According to US observers, Newsome's remark is unsurprising and speaks volumes about BLM's true goals.

Labor Video Project (2020-06-26). "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.

R. Robertson (2020-06-26). Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit. indybay.org Speakers from organizations supporting the unhoused, law students, and community members protested UC Hastings move to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in the middle of the pandemic. They started in front of the law school's Kane Hall and marched to the police station in the Tenderloin where they faced off with cops armed for battle.

Jessica Corbett (2020-06-26). Call to Redirect $1 Billion of NYPD Budget to Harmed Communities. zcomm.org City leaders are urged to direct the money to "more relevant city agencies, harm reduction programs, and community-based organizations who are better trained and equipped to actually keep our communities safe."

William rivers Pitt (2020-06-26). Progressive Candidates Surge Again as Trump Drags GOP Down. zcomm.org I'm wondering today how comfortable most elected Republicans are with their fateful decision to hitch their wagons to Trump's dimming star…

Haley Brown (2020-06-26). Black Workers' Jobs Matter. zcomm.org At a time when the United States is finally beginning to grapple with the plight of Black citizens, forcing large budget cuts on…

Brian Allnutt (2020-06-26). What's Happening to Michigan's Insects? A Farmer's Tale. globalresearch.ca As a young farmer, Bill Westrate would walk outside most nights with a white sheet and black light to lure swarms of insects to the side of his barn in Cass County. "It would scare most people," he said. But …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-26). (Part 2) India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about India's 19-month internal emergency which was imposed on June 25 1975. This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most. The government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was eventually voted out in 1977 but much of the legacy of those years continues to this day, both in positive and negative ways. | Watch part 1

William Manson (2020-06-26). "De-Socialized" Self-Identity and Liberating Self-Awareness. dissidentvoice.org The unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates From our earliest years, we are over-socialized. An organized regimen of daily activity, we are taught, is the basis for a "productive" life. Such "productivity" — unlike immeasurables such as deepening self-awareness — is later concretely identifiable in such acquisitions as university degrees, "positions," "achievements," and so …

Tamara Pearson (2020-06-26). US drinks beer, produces cars, military tech at expense of Mexican lives. zcomm.org United States-owned company Constellation Brands is defying local orders and forcing Mexican workers to continue producing its Corona and Modelo beers for export to US consumers…

news.un (2020-06-26). DR Congo: COVID-19 slows pace of reform, exacerbates fragile security situation. news.un.org The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is asking the Security Council for its continued support as the mission adds the fight against COVID-19 to its to-do list, while also dealing with a fragile security situation in the east of the country.

Tom Burghardt (2020-06-26). Fraud, Money Laundering and Narcotics. Impunity of the Banking Giants. globalresearch.ca In an era characterized by economic collapse owing to gross criminality by leading financial actors, policy decisions and the legal environment have been shaped by oligarchs who quite literally have "captured" the state.

Andrew Levine (2020-06-26). Voter Enthusiasm: Wrong Headed and Overrated. counterpunch.org The conventional wisdom on presidential politics nowadays was described a century ago by William Butler Yeats: "the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." "The best," in this case, would be voters gearing up grudgingly to vote for Joe Biden; "the worst" would be supporters of Donald Trump. The conventional

Fight Back (2020-06-26). LA City Attorney Cory Brente defends killer cops. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – After the murder of George Floyd, the Los Angeles Times published an article that looks at the connection between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Force Science Institute, a police training academy from Minnesota that creates fear among police toward civilians. The article spotlights the relationship between FSI and Cory Brente, the LA city attorney in charge of defending LAPD killer cops. The head of the Police Litigation Unit, Brente enjoys justifying LAPD killings of Chicano and Black victims. | Brente's most recent work was defending two-time killer cop Eden Medina. LAPD cop Medina…

Julien Mercille (2020-06-26). Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America's Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest. globalresearch.ca By

Dean Baker (2020-06-26). Great Time for a Vacant Property Tax. cepr.net I have long been a big fan of a vacant property tax. As the old saying goes, you tax what you want less, and why would we want vacant properties. This is especially likely to be relevant in many high-priced cities where the demand for commercial real estate is likely to go through the floor …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-26). Spanish Government Moves Forward on Hypervigilance Project. Towards a Surveillance Police State. globalresearch.ca Several experts suggest that…

Project Censored (2020-06-26). Episode 95 — What We Can Learn From The Kent State Murders with Mickey Huff. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the Kent State Murders with Project Censored Director and the President of the Media Freedom Foundation,…

SeattleDSA (2020-06-26). MLK Labor Council Kicks out Police Union — Statement by Seattle DSA. zcomm.org One key next step will be campaigning for our unions, and the labor council, to officially support the demand to cut the Seattle Police budget by 50% and redirect those funds towards social services…

W. T. Whitney (2020-06-26). US Must Return Its Political Prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia. counterpunch.org Murderous violence and oligarchy were in charge in Colombia 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 both places overlook

Telesur (2020-06-26). Iran Sets Conditions to Resume Negotiations with the US. globalresearch.ca Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday that Tehran will negotiate with Washington only within the framework of the nuclear agreement and under the condition that the U.S. side pays compensation to the Middle East country for the damage caused. | "We …

Robert Hunziker (2020-06-26). Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts. dissidentvoice.org Over the past 20 years, like clockwork, severe droughts have hit the Amazon every five years with regularity 2005, 2010, 2015. Of course, droughts have hit the Amazon rainforest throughout paleoclimate history, but this time it's different. The frequency and severity is off the charts. Recent data is starting to show 2020 as another dire …

Asad Ismi (2020-06-26). Workers on the Edge in Bangladesh. Covid Lockdown Undermines Garment Industry. globalresearch.ca "COVID-19 will be a catastrophe for Bangladeshi garment workers." | I am speaking with Kalpona Akter, president of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF). It is March 19. Governments around the world have ordered the temporary closure of …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-06-26). MSM "Fake News" Against Syria. Describe Al Qaeda as "Rebels", Elected President as "Dictator" globalresearch.ca The Editorial Board of They call the Assad government of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-26). COVID-19 in Brazil: The people's response. peoplesdispatch.org The coronavirus pandemic has sent a shockwave through Brazil which as of June 26 stands second in the world with 1 million 228 thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 thousand deaths. Hospitals are at capacity and the country also has experienced one of the highest rates of death of medical professionals amid the pandemic. However, Brazil's social movements have not stood by idly. They have been organizing around a list of demands with regards to economic support to vulnerable populations, public health policies and above all protection of the people. They have also organized solidarity initiatives across…

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-26). CHOP-CHAZ Folds, Throws Support Behind Joe Biden. globalresearch.ca The kids squatting on the CHOP or CHAZ declared "autonomous zone" in Seattle have announced they are folding tents and going home. They also threw support behind Joe Biden, demonstrating they have the political understanding of a fence post….

Ted Glick (2020-06-26). Is There a Method to Trump's Madness? zcomm.org What we on the Left in the USA do over the next 130 days will be decisive for not just the country but for our deeply wounded world. Everything is at stake right now, and we need to act accordingly…

Philip A. Faruggio (2020-06-26). The United States was a Business Venture from Inception. dissidentvoice.org Interesting interview with

_____ (2020-06-26). TruePublica: Daily publishing ends — but weekly news review starts. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: From tomorrow, TruePublica will no longer be publishing articles on a daily basis. However, a weekly review of the news will be published each Saturday and the weekly newsletter will follow on Sunday. There are several reasons behind this decision — the first is about being a victim of one's own success. TruePublica …

Edward Peter Stringham (2020-06-26). Again, What Were the Benefits of Locking Down? globalresearch.ca The school closures, stay home orders, shuttering of businesses, banning of elective surgeries, closure of physical entertainment events, blocked flights, and sudden imposition of a central plan — it all happened suddenly from mid-March in the course of only a …

David Rosen (2020-06-26). Class & Otherness: A Peculiar Dialectic. counterpunch.org Nothing captures the contradictions of American social life more than then the recent announcement by Jeff Bezos in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The founder of Amazon, the owner of the Washington Post and the richest person in the world issued a tweet calling for an end to "the inequitable and brutal treatment of

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Police attacked at illegal music event in west London. yenisafak.com British police were attacked when they attempted to disperse crowds at an illegal music event in west London, police said on Friday.The event took place at Colville Gardens, Notting Hill. Police had objects thrown at them.Kensington and Chelsea police said on Twitter: "Officers are at the scene of an unlicensed music event near Colville Gardens, #W11. Objects have been thrown at officers dispersing the crowd. Violence will not be tolerated units are responding appropriately. This gathering is illegal we ask anyone in attendance to leave."They later tweeted: "Those present in area of Colville Gdns W11 dispersed by…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Three people believed to have died in Glasgow stabbing. yenisafak.com Three people are believed to have died after being stabbed in the Scottish city of Glasgow, the BBC reported on Friday, without citing sources.An eyewitness said she had seen people covered in blood being treated by emergency services and armed police on the scene at around 1215 GMT.Greater Glasgow Police said: "Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow.""The street is currently closed off and the public are asked to avoid the area at present. The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public."Last week three people died in the so…

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Boris Johnson's Gov't Accused of 'Sleaze & Corruption' Amid Calls for Housing Sec Jenrick to Resign. sputniknews.com Robert Jenrick has in recent days found himself in hot water over a London property development row, as he initially backed speeding up a Conservative donor's project so that the latter could avoid spending additional millions in taxes.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). What is Known so Far About Glasgow Stabbing That Left Three People Dead. sputniknews.com The deadly attack, which took place at around 1: 00 pm local time, was described by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a "terrible incident" that left him "deeply saddened".

_____ (2020-06-26). Brexit — The 'pivotal' Leave to Remain moment. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: This moment was always going to arrive and as I have always maintained, it will arrive too late. It started when the whole ideology of Brexit started to unravel. This unravelling really means that the lies promoted by the free-market extremists and those like Boris Johson who jumped on a band-wagon built of …

_____ (2020-06-26). Get ready for 'Shock and Awe' Brexit propaganda campaign. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: The governments' overuse of militaristic, Churchillian and war-time cliches over Brexit and the pandemic is wearing thin and getting tiresome. But as Brexit day approaches, this is the mentality of a government obsessed with public relations. A mass propaganda invasion is to be aimed at every adult to overcome the Remainer enemy. …

Suzan DelBene, Earl Blumenauer (2020-06-26). Voting By Mail Is Now a Necessity During COVID-19. commondreams.org Vote by mail is gaining traction across the country. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Harvey J. Kaye (2020-06-26). In 2020, Reviving the Spirit of FDR. commondreams.org

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-26). Indicting Hashim Thaàßi: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets Busy. globalresearch.ca When it comes to the touchy, violent matter of Kosovar affairs, history keeps company with the devils of nationalism and vengeance. Serbia remains scornful of the aspirations of the territory, whose legitimacy it does not recognise; Kosovo remains spiteful of …

splcenter (2020-06-26). LGBTQ equality: the work is not over. splcenter.org The fight for LGBTQ human rights and equality is far from over.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-26). NATO at the Helm of Italian Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca NATO Defense Ministers (Lorenzo Guerini, Pd representing Italy) gathered by videoconference on June17/18, and made a series of "decisions to strengthen the Alliance's deterrence." However, nobody in Italy talks about it, neither the media (including social media) nor …

Natasha Lennard (2020-06-26). Fireworks Crackdown Is Same Policing That Got Us Here in the First Place. zcomm.org When a politician invokes "quality of life" as a grounds for a policing initiative, he calls upon the violent "broken windows" strategies that have informed the brutal criminalization of poverty and Blackness.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-26). Arab Joint List in Israel opposes proposed annexation of parts of Palestinian West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org The Arab Joint List, the third largest political bloc in the Israeli parliament, has sought international intervention to stop the proposed annexation of large parts of West Bank territory by the Israeli government under prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

The Canary (2020-06-26). Labour Members raise alarm over Keir Starmer's plan to 'reshape' party policy. thecanary.co Labour members researching Sir Keir Starmer's recently announced and soon to conclude National Policy Forum (NPF) consultation fear the new leader's Subverting democratic processes: | They have noticed that the NPF has left Labour's 2019 mani…

Peter Bolton (2020-06-26). Iran 'world's worst state sponsor of terrorism', says US. Here's why that's utterly absurd. thecanary.co The US has Furthermore, these three countries…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). 'Major incident' declared as Brits pack beaches. yenisafak.com A major incident was declared on England's southern coast yesterday as thousands upon thousands of people packed onto the beaches, causing a wave of condemnations and anger on Friday.The order was issued by Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole council to deal with overcrowding and violence on beaches. Health Secretary Matt Hancock threatened to shut down beaches in response.Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said half a million people had flocked to the beaches in and around his constituency in southern England, adding: "A lot of people have chosen to be not just irresponsible but dangerous."- 'Perfect storm'Ellw…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). South Korea backs remdesivir for COVID-19, urges caution with dexamethasone. yenisafak.com South Korea has added Gilead's anti-viral drug remdesivir to its coronavirus treatment guidelines in its first revision of recommendations since the outbreak began and urged caution in the use of the steroid therapy dexamethasone.South Korea, widely praised around the world for its handling of the pandemic without a full lockdown, has reported 12,602 coronavirus cases as of Thursday midnight, with 282 deaths.Remdesivir is designed to hinder certain viruses, including the new coronavirus, from making copies of themselves and potentially overwhelming the body's immune system. The drug previously failed trials as an…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). EU gives $4.4M grant for Turkish firms' tech projects. yenisafak.com The EU Commission is giving backing to a number of Turkish firms' tech-related projects, said the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) on Friday.The commission will grant a total of ‚Ǩ4.4 million ($4.94 million) to Turkish companies with projects in the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and processing technologies, said a TUBITAK statement.Under the industrial leadership and competition component of Horizon 2020, an EU program promoting research and innovation, a total of eight projects at 11 companies (some done in…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Turkey's oil imports down 18.1% in April 2020. yenisafak.com Turkey's total oil imports dropped by 18.1% to 2.93 million tonnes in April this year compared to the same month last year, according to data of Turkey's energy watchdog on Friday.Crude oil imports, the category with the highest oil import volume, decreased by 1.1% during that period down to 2.35 million tonnes, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly oil market report.In April 2020, Turkey imported the highest amount of crude from Iraq at 1.46 million tonnes. Russia and Norway followed with 513,253 tonnes and 273,093 tonnes, respectively.Oil refinery product output decreased by 9.4…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Syria's hunger crisis worsens, COVID outbreak could intensify. yenisafak.com Syria faces an unprecedented hunger crisis with over 9.3 million people lacking adequate food while the country's coronavirus outbreak, though apparently controlled for now, could still accelerate, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday.The World Food Programme (WFP) told a briefing in Geneva that the number of people short of essential foodstuffs had risen by 1.4 million in the past six months.Food prices had also soared by more than 200% in less than a year due to the freefall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and COVID-19 lockdown measures in Syria, WFP spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said.After nine years of armed confl…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). EU must weigh in on West Bank annexation: UN expert. yenisafak.com A UN human rights expert on Friday urged the EU to use its "economic weight, diplomatic expertise and aid, trade and investment leverage" to forestall looming Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley.Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, said in a statement that annexation would "lead to a marked worsening of the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and daily lives of millions of Palestinians."He said the planned annexation after July 1 was a continuation of Israel's "illegal extension of sovereignty over P…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Dead dolphins wash up on France's shores in record numbers. yenisafak.com Dead dolphins are washing up on France's Atlantic coast in such high numbers that local populations of the mammals are at risk, marine biologists say.The overwhelming majority drowned in the nets of fishing trawlers. Post mortems often show fractures, broken tails and flippers and deep incisions cut into their skin by the nets. Some have been mutilated as fishermen release their bodies."We're reaching mortality rates that threaten the survival of the dolphin population in the Bay of Gascony," said Morgane Perri, a marine biologist in Brittany, western France."For the last three years, we've seen more than 1,000 d…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Turkey sets example to world in fight against drugs. yenisafak.com Analyzing data compiled by the country's Health Ministry, Anadolu Agency found that Turkey uses a variety of methods and programs to combat drug use, including treatment, rehabilitation and social adaptation of former abusers.Political, bureaucratic, civic and scientific actors complement and reinforce each other in the country's nationwide efforts that have been organized on a multi-stakeholder structure that has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO).WHO has since prepared an English-language publication on Turkey's program so other countries could benefit from its experiences.Turkey's anti-drug po…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). FETàñ terror group members get life sentences in Turkey. yenisafak.com A Turkish court on Friday gave aggravated life sentences to 86 Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ) members for attempting to overthrow the constitutional order in a defeated 2016 coup.Ankara's Heavy Penal Court no: 23 handed down the sentences in the case, concerning the defendants' illegal actions at the Turkish Gendarmerie Command in the capital Ankara during the coup bid.In addition to the 86 aggravated life sentences, the court also handed out life sentences to 35 others, also for attempting to overthrow the constitutional order.In the same case, former Col. Erkan Oktem, who injured then-Counter-Te…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Russia to build four new nuclear power units. yenisafak.com Preparations are underway in Russia to build four new power reactors, two in Leningrad and two in Smolensk, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom announced on Friday.Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachev signed the agreement for the new generation VVER-1200 and VVER-TOI reactors, which are based on VVER technology developed by Rosatom, that Lihachev said "meets all current international safety requirements."The reactors are included in the country's scheme of electricity facility placement up to 2035, which was approved by the Russian government.Rosenergoatom, part of Rosatom, will be both the d…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). ASEAN leaders discuss post-pandemic recovery measures. yenisafak.com Addressing the video-conference, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting the region hard, as the theme of the summit.He lauded the spirit of solidarity and coordination among member countries in fighting the virus, and called for stronger cooperation to effectively cope with the pandemic."Vietnam will continue to closely work with other ASEAN member states in the battle," said Phuc.He also quoted a recent World Bank report, which projected that the global economy would experience a serious decline with a 5.2% contraction in global GDP."Per-capita income would…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). India grants thousands citizenship rights in Kashmir. yenisafak.com As many as 25,000 people have been granted domicile certificates in Muslim-majority Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir since May 18, which local politicians believe is the beginning of disturbing demographic profile of the region.The certificate, a sort of citizenship right, entitles a person to residency and government jobs in the region, which till last year was reserved only for the local population.Last year on Aug. 5, when India revoked the semi-autonomous status of the region, it also scrapped the local special citizenship law, guaranteed under Article 35 (A) of the Indian Constitution.The law was barrin…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). US calls on NATO allies to spend more on security. yenisafak.com The US Defense Minister Mark Esper on Friday reiterated the US call on NATO allies to spend 2% of their GDP on security and defense."We'll be discussing everything from Afghanistan to COVID response, to the important issues. Also, it means improving NATO readiness and to continue to urge all of our allies to meet their target goal of 2% of GDP," said Esper in a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels."We've moved a good distance here in the last few years, but there's much more we need to do to ensure our collective security," he added.Stoltenberg, for his part, said: "We have man…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Japan has more than 100 new coronavirus cases for first time since May 9. yenisafak.com Japan on Friday recorded more than 100 new coronavirus infections for the first time since May 9, hitting its highest daily total since it eased a lockdown that had closed bars, cinemas and other public venues, Kyodo News reported.Japan last week ended a curb on domestic travel, the last of a series of major restrictions imposed during a state of emergency declared in April. There were 54 new infections in Tokyo on Friday, according to public broadcaster NHK.

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Coronavirus continues to spread in Eurasian nations. yenisafak.com Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to surge across Eurasia countries on Friday.Armenia In Armenia, at least 759 more people were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total to 23,247. The number of recoveries reached 12,149, and the death toll hit 410.A total of 105,046 tests have been conducted so far in the country, as 10,557 are still receiving treatment.UkraineIn Ukraine, the total number of recoveries reached 18,299, while the death toll rose to 1,086.The country has so far conducted 620,624 tests.The country extended the implementation of quarantine measures until July 31 amid t…

_____ (2020-06-26). Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic. popularresistance.org The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) to try and stay healthy and safe on the job. We also have seen that essential workers are often not paid commensurate with the critical nature of their work. Few U.S. workers have access to paid sick time or paid leave of any kind. And, when workers have advocated for health and safety protections or wage increase, they have often been retaliated against, and even fired for doing so. As a result, many…

_____ (2020-06-26). Inside The US's Largest Maximum-Security Prison, COVID-19 Raged. popularresistance.org While the novel coronavirus burned through Angola, as the country's largest maximum-security prison is known, officials insisted they were testing all inmates who showed symptoms, isolating those who got sick and transferring more serious cases to the hospital in Baton Rouge, about 60 miles to the south. | But from inside Angola's walls, inmates painted a very different picture — one of widespread illness, dysfunctional care and sometimes inexplicable neglect. They said at least four of the 12 prisoners who have died in the pandemic, including Williams, had been denied needed medical help for days because t…

_____ (2020-06-26). Chicago's Neighborhoods Will Remain "Occupied" Until The City Defunds CPD. popularresistance.org The book Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, published last year, details the history of the Chicago Police Department's quasi-military occupation of the city's Black communities from the race riots of 1919 through the present day. Author Simon Balto, an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Iowa, demonstrates that "there is not a time in Chicago's history where the city was home to large percentages of black people, and in which they had a smoothly functioning relationship with the CPD." While most histories of mass incarceration start around…

sputniknews (2020-06-26). China Reportedly Warns US That Trade Deal Will Be at Risk if Washington Crosses 'Red Lines'. sputniknews.com After reaching a milestone "Phase One" agreement on trade, which was intended to serve as a stepping stone to a comprehensive trade deal between Washington and Beijing, relations between the two started to spiral downwards. The US accused China of starting the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely damaged American economy.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). New Records Verified for Greatest Distance, Duration of Lightning Flashes – UN Agency. sputniknews.com The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday announced new world records that were set by two so-called megaflashes, "the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash," which occurred in Brazil and Argentina, respectively.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). FBI Refuses to Release Documents on Source Who Repudiated Steele Dossier. sputniknews.com The identity of the source remains an enduring mystery, but whoever they are, they undoubtedly possess information that could shed light on innumerable inaccuracies in the dossier, which was cited extensively by the Bureau in its various applications for surveillance orders against Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). On the Road Again: Grizzly Bear Casually Strolls Across Bridge. sputniknews.com Some people have no problem whatsoever holding up traffic by moving slowly. Apparently some animals also act this way at times, as a mighty bear recently demonstrated.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). FBI Claims Chinese Diplomats Recruiting US Scientists in Bid to Get Hands on Research and Technology. sputniknews.com The bureau has been investigating Beijing's alleged activities for quite some time and last year filed an affidavit in a federal court. The claims come in line with Washington's rhetoric of accusing China of economic and industrial espionage on unprecedented scales.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). $1.4 Bln in COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Sent to More Than a Million Dead Americans. sputniknews.com The US currently remains the worst-hit nation, with over 2.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 124,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). India Accuses China of Amassing Large Number of Arms, Troops Near Line of Actual Control Since May. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): On Wednesday, the Indian army claimed to have agreed to disengage its troops along the Line of Actual Control after several diplomatic and military level talks with China. However, alleged satellite images show that China has moved thousands of troops, artillery units, and armoured vehicles to a new area of northern Ladakh.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Never-Ending Story? US Lawyer Weighs Up Chances of Flynn's Case Being Reheard Before Full DC Circuit. sputniknews.com On 24 June, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that District Judge Emmet Sullivan should accept the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. US Professor of Law Patrick Borchers has explained whether the order immediately puts an end to the much-discussed case.

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Dow Slides 730 Points as US COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, States Roll Back Reopening. sputniknews.com US stocks plunged into red territory on Friday amid investor concerns over the effects that the recent surge in novel coronavirus cases may have on the strained economic recovery.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-26). Bug food for cats and navigating oceans: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-26). Imperial and TUM explore ways to create innovative communities. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and Germany's Technical University of Munich (TUM) brought academics and startups together to explore ways to create innovative communities.

Loved Ones (2020-06-26). Thursday 6/25: #MaguireHungerStrike Rally. indybay.org 300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA…

World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco (2020-06-26). Saturday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2020. indybay.org Ferry Building, Embarcadero. Meet between the Farmer's Market and Starbucks. Observe social distancing and mask requirements before and during the ride…

WorkWeek (2020-06-26). WorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor. indybay.org WorkWeek looks at the role of the police, police terror, labor and the AFL-CIO. The police have been expelled from the MLK Jr. Labor Council in Seattle after a debate and participants discuss the issue. Also WorkWeek looks at termination of Chicago ATU 241 bus driver and Executive Board member Erek Slater.

Pepe Eggers (2020-06-26). End of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife" indybay.org The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. | The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. | Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!

WSWS Repost (2020-06-26). Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln. indybay.org To disrupt working-class and youth solidarity, the two capitalist parties and various reactionary elements in the upper-middle class are stooping to new lows to promote racial divisions.

John Malkin (2020-06-26). Changing the Culture of Policing in Our Community and Beyond. indybay.org "Changing the Culture of Policing in our Community and Beyond" Santa Cruz, California, Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Audio recording…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-26). Unmasking the Ku Klux Klan. indybay.org International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan:…

indybay (2020-06-26). Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out. indybay.org Monterey Park, Capitola…

Speak Out Now (2020-06-26). Saturday 6/27: Socialism 101: What Will It Take to Win? (online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

Students For Accountability (2020-06-26). Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is? indybay.org San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.

Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives (2020-06-26). Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives. indybay.org William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…

United We Dream & others (2020-06-26). Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-26). Friday 6/26: Juneteenth Farm to Fork Friday – California State Capitol. indybay.org 11th and L Street | Across from California State Capitol Building…

Lukas Hermsmeier (2020-06-26). 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.

Oakland Privacy (2020-06-26). First Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz. indybay.org On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-26). Students Continue Fight Against Closure of Art Center. indybay.org City College of San Francisco's Fort Mason Arts Center Under Threat…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-26). Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 25Jun. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 25.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

League of Women Voters (2020-06-26). Thursday 6/25: Expanding the Vote: Leauge of Women Voters Panel Discussion (online). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-26). Oakland streets named after slave owners and supporters of slavery. indybay.org The City of Oakland:…

Unitarian Univeralist Association (2020-06-26). Sunday 6/28: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Film & Discussion on Climate & Indigenous Rights (online). indybay.org Online/virtual…

_____ (2020-06-26). Flagging U.S. Credibility at Vienna Arms Control Talks. strategic-culture.org A puerile propaganda stunt pulled by U.S. negotiators in Vienna this week ahead of talks with Russian counterparts was both at insult to China and a reprehensible distraction from credible bilateral business with Moscow on the vital issue of strategic security. | Ahead of talks with Russian delegates, the Americans took a stealthy photo of the venue U.S. envoy Marshall Billingslea then tried to twitter-shame China by decl…

_____ (2020-06-26). The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About. strategic-culture.org When politicians or generals appear itching to pull the U.S. into another foreign war, remember that truth is routinely the first casualty. The blood of civilian victims of U.S. wars is the political version of disappearing ink. But the kinfolk and neighbors of those victims could pursue vengeance regardless of whether cover-ups con the American people.

Global Research News (2020-06-26). Selected Articles: NATO at the Helm of Italian Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …

Judith Levine (2020-06-26). Constabulary Notes from Northern Vermont, or Why We Don't Need the Police. counterpunch.org Most newspapers do not publish the entire police log. They pick out the juicy stuff—sex offenders, drug busts, fatal car crashes. Things you might consider legitimate police work—if you had not started to wonder, given recent evidence, whether any police work is legitimate. But setting aside the question of police violence, if we want to

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…

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 . . . |

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 …

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 …

_____ (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…

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 …

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 . . . |

2020-06-26: Social Media Postees

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[Perspectives] Nature and nowness under lockdown
Rachel Clarke | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
"Death", wrote Saul Bellow in his acclaimed novel Humboldt's Gift, "is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything". 45 years have elapsed since he wrote these words, but they have surely never carried more weight. As we reel, stunned and awestruck, through the COVID-19 pandemic, the menace of death has inspired a profound attentiveness to–and gratitude for–the simplest moments of life. Amid the soaring death tolls, it has felt at times as though nothing–not least the natural world on our doorstep–will ever be taken for granted again.
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James Learmonth Gowans
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Immunologist and science administrator. He was born in Sheffield, UK, on May 7, 1924, and died in Oxford, UK, on April 1, 2020, aged 95 years.
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[Editorial] Generation coronavirus?
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The catastrophic elements that have perpetuated the COVID-19 pandemic–global interconnectedness, climate change due to human activity, vast economic inequality, and deep veins of antiscience–have resulted in more than 9 million infections and almost 500‚Äà000 deaths worldwide. Although children might be less susceptible to infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and generally have better outcomes than adults, COVID-19 as a phenomenon weighs heavily on their health and wellbeing.
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[World Report] Access to health care under threat in Afghanistan
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Attacks on hospitals and high numbers of COVID-19 cases among health workers could hamper access to health care. Sharmila Devi reports.
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[Seminar] Pancreatic cancer
Jonathan D Mizrahi, Rishi Surana, Juan W Valle, Rachna T Shroff | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Pancreatic cancer is a highly fatal disease with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 10% in the USA, and it is becoming an increasingly common cause of cancer mortality. Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include family history, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tobacco use. Patients typically present with advanced disease due to lack of or vague symptoms when the cancer is still localised. High quality computed tomography with intravenous contrast using a dual phase pancreatic protocol is typically the best method to detect a pancreatic tumour and to determine surgical resectability.
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[Perspectives] Aletha Maybank: AMA's Chief Health Equity Officer
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The world has changed in the year since the American Medical Association (AMA) named Aletha Maybank as its first Chief Health Equity Officer and founder of the AMA's Center for Health Equity, dedicated to eliminating the barriers to optimal health for all patients. COVID-19 has exposed health inequities that have always existed, Maybank said. But when US Government data omitted the disease's impact on Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities, she advocated for a change. "You can't fix something that you don't measure", she said.
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[Clinical Picture] Myocarditis in a 16-year-old boy positive for SARS-CoV-2
Massimiliano Gnecchi, Francesco Moretti, Emilio Maria Bassi, Sergio Leonardi, Rossana Totaro, Luciano Perotti, Valentina Zuccaro, Stefano Perlini, Lorenzo Preda, Fausto Baldanti, Raffaele Bruno, Luigi Oltrona Visconti | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A 16-year-old boy was admitted to our emergency department, in Lombardy, complaining of intense pain in his chest–radiating to his left arm–which had started 1 h earlier. The day before he had a fever of 38 ∑3 ∞C that decreased after 100 mg of nimesulide. He reported no other symptoms, no medical history, and no contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19.
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[Articles] Clinical and biomarker changes of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study
Juan Fortea, Eduard Vilaplana, Maria Carmona-Iragui, Bessy Benejam, Laura Videla, Isabel Barroeta, Susana Fernández, Miren Altuna, Jordi Pegueroles, Víctor Montal, Silvia Valldeneu, Sandra Giménez, Sofía González-Ortiz, Laia Muñoz, Teresa Estellés, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Olivia Belbin, Valle Camacho, Liam Reese Wilson, Tiina Annus, Ricardo S Osorio, Sebastián Videla, Sylvain Lehmann, Anthony J Holland, Daniel Alcolea, Jordi Clarimón, Shahid H Zaman, Rafael Blesa, Alberto Lleó | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Down syndrome has a long preclinical phase in which biomarkers follow a predictable order of changes over more than two decades. The similarities with sporadic and autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease and the prevalence of Down syndrome make this population a suitable target for Alzheimer's disease preventive treatments.
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[Comment] Biomarkers in Down syndrome can help us understand Alzheimer's disease
Elizabeth Head, Beau Ances | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Down syndrome is associated with increased risk of developing early-onset Alzheimer's disease, primarily because of the overexpression of the APP gene on chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome, as a form of genetically determined Alzheimer's disease, represent one of the largest cohorts at risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease because virtually all adults with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's disease by age 40 years.1 However, the age range for the onset of cognitive decline is wide (from 70 years).
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[Comment] Offline: The second wave
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The spectre of a second wave of COVID-19 hangs over us. Some infectious disease specialists believe that SARS-CoV-2 might be losing virulence. Most are less sanguine. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's Director-General, reported last week that "the pandemic is accelerating"–across the Americas, south Asia, and the Middle East. "The world is in a new and dangerous phase", he said. "The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible." The shadow of the 1918 influenza pandemic darkens our perspective.
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[Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment — Authors' reply
Richard N Price, Walter R J Taylor, Kamala Thriemer, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P Day | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
We agree with Harin Karunajeewa and Robert James that radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria needs to be deployed more widely. The question is, how do we achieve this? Shortening the treatment course and thereby improving adherence is an important step in the right direction.1 Primaquine regimens are usually extended over 14 days to reduce the daily dose and thereby improve tolerability and safety. The main adverse event risk is haemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
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How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…
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The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-26
Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. 80 million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with …
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The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. 80 million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/the-responsi…

Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts–And It's Just The Beginning
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.
therealnews.com/stories/police-arrest-pr…

U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2020-06-26
In the wake of international uprisings due to the lynching of George Floyd, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an emergency hearing on June 19. The council unanimously passed a resolution condemning systemic racism and racist police brutality against people of African descent in all countries, but particularly in the . . . | Continue reading U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence at Workers.org
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America's War against the People of Korea: The Historical Record of US War Crimes
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
"the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population during the 37-month long "hot" war, 1950-1953, an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerence of another." (War Veteran Brian Willson)…
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Statues of slaveholders and reactionaries are coming down, while a statue of Lenin goes up
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-26
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), erected a state of Lenin in front of their party headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 20. More than 1100 people took part in the event. | In her welcome speech, Gabi Fechtner, Party Chairwoman of the MLPD, declared, "I was often asked during the past weeks whether the erection of the statue was intended as a provocation. No, but perhaps it is the breaking of a certain taboo — the taboo that in this society one should not even talk about the achievements of socialism and about its representatives. For the sake of bringing down anti-communism's reservati…
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Racism and the Neoliberal Consensus
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
In the midst of protests and the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement, race is once again being put forward as the social axis most in need of rectification. From the perspective of 'racial capital,' the ills of capitalism can't be meaningfully addressed until white supremacy has been defeated. From a left perspective grounded in Marx and history, race is a product of capitalism, not its cause. The economic relationships of indentured servitude and slavery both preceded the concept of race. And the iterative view begins with economic relationships to claim that at some point race became a causal factor in it…
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Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx: 'Death to Slavery'
John Wight | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
On page 405 of the folio edition of the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln there is a letter dated January 19 1863. It is titled "To the Workingmen of Manchester, England" and begins: "I have the honor to acknowledge …
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The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools: a Great Leap Forward and Victory is in Sight
Eric Mann | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" a reality. Her motion, expressing gratitude to the national Black uprising, called for cutting the…
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The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
At a time when the world is crying out for justice, it behooves Israel to reverse its destructive policies toward Palestinians — and responsible journalism to ignore the bullies and tell the truth.
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Battleground States: The Time for Manufacturing Weapons of War Has Passed as a Viable Industry for Our Nation
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2020-06-26
Promotional image of the Italian frigate the U.S. Navy is adapting for construction at Marinette. (Photo: Fincantieri) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The End of Asylum? Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-26
The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt.
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[World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31446-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Stop Treating Israel as a State Above the Law and End Annexation
Saeb Erekat | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
With only a few days left until 1 July, the date included in the Israeli government coalition agreement to further advance the annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, it has become clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President…
globalresearch.ca/stop-treating-israel-s…

Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.The text calls the government to "play a leading role at European and multilateral level in order to set up a list of effective countermeasures to respond proportionately to any Israeli annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory."The resolution acknowledges the fact that some states might veto EU sanctions. So it sugge…
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[Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment
Harin Karunajeewa, Robert James | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The main reason conventional primaquine regimens last 14 days is because this was the time taken to repatriate US military personnel by ship following active service in the Korean War.1 We therefore congratulate Walter Taylor and colleagues2 for finally upending an absurdly impractical 60-year-old legacy and setting a new standard of care. However, convincing policy makers and practitioners to implement this new standard of care presents challenges relating to how risk is perceived and managed.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30242-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Imran Khan on Pakistani-US Relations: 'We Will Not Fight Their War'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took credit for holding successful peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban on behalf of the US, stating that the world has acknowledged Islamabad's efforts toward reconciliation in the region.
sputniknews.com/world/202006261079719292…

Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…
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War Crimes: US Destruction of North Korea Must Not be Forgotten
Brett Wilkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
For a brief moment in the summer of 1945 there was joy in Korea. | Koreans, who had suffered 35 years of of brutal Japanese colonial occupation prior to Tokyo's defeat in World War II, celebrated what they believed was their …
globalresearch.ca/us-destruction-north-k…

One Bad Algorithm? Advocates Say Facial Recognition Reveals Systemic Racism in AI Technology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-26
The controversy over police use of facial recognition technology has accelerated after a Black man in Michigan revealed he was wrongfully arrested because of the technology. Detroit police handcuffed Robert Williams in front of his wife and daughters after facial recognition software falsely identified him as a suspect in a robbery. Researchers say facial recognition software is up to 100 times more likely to misidentify people of color than white people. This week, Boston voted to end its use in the city, and Democratic lawmakers introduced a similar measure for federal law enforcement. "This is not an example o…
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In Racial Justice Victory, Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2B to Women in Asbestos-Laced Baby Powder Suit
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-26
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.1 billion to a group of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Johnson & Johnson heavily marketed the powder to African American women despite warnings that the products could cause cancer. Six of the plaintiffs in the Johnson & Johnson case died before the trial started. Five more of the women have died since 2018. We get response from M. Isabelle Chaudry, senior policy manager at the National Women's Health Network, who says the company must ban the products globally and do more to address the harm it has caused, part…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/26/johnson_j…

PDF of June 25 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-06-26
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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How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of "unstinting support" for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.
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Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage
Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.
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Scheer Intelligence: For Many Young People, Socialism Is As American As Apple Pie
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
In the devastating aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many young Americans who felt betrayed by capitalism were introduced to socialism by Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns. Meagan Day, a staff writer for the popular left-wing magazine Jacobin and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), serves as an example of how the Vermont senator radicalized a generation with a platform that called for policies like Medicare for All and tuition-free college. Day credits Sanders with her decision to choose socialism when she felt the time came to "pick a side" in American politics and has since been w…
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UN Warns Many Will "Starve to Death" in Yemen as Saudi Fuel Blockade Hinders COVID-19 Battle
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
According to the Yemen Oil Company, at least 15 tankers carrying over 419,789 tons of fuel have been trapped at sea for over a month despite being checked and issued permits by both the Saudi-led Coalition and the UN, plunging Yemen into an unprecedented fuel shortage.
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Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!"
Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.
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PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/pa-political…

Resist Evictions and Foreclosures
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest. Political protest demonstrations used to be weekend affairs in which angry leftists shouted at empty government offices before shuffling home Sunday afternoon to gear up for the workweek. With out of four workers having filed for unemployment and many more working from home, tens of…
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Is America a Failed State? Trump's COVID Response Has Many Saying "Yes"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
Evident by its response to COVID-19, its brutal crackdown on racial-justice protesters, and its inability to hold free and fair elections, experts are in agreement: the United States is a nation in decline.
mintpressnews.com/united-states-failed-s…

Activists Urge US Dept of Agriculutre to Deny Deadly New Monsanto GMO-Herbicide Combo
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
The US is considering approving the product even as Monsanto juggles multiple multi-million dollar lawsuits from cancer patients over its deadly Roundup herbicide.
mintpressnews.com/activists-urge-departm…

New US Anti-China Measure: Towards Rupture and Confrontation with China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
Both right wings of the US one-party state are pushing things toward rupturing relations with China, risking direct confrontation. | The so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) is the latest shoe to drop. | Unanimously approved by the Senate on Thursday, it's …
globalresearch.ca/new-us-anti-china-meas…

Geopolitical Destabilization: India's US-Backed "Decoupling" from China Is a Very Dangerous Development
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
For all intents and purposes, India seems to have unofficially decided to "decouple" itself from its "fellow" BRICS and SCO "partner" China, but this US-backed development is dangerous since the South Asian state might not be able to survive the …
globalresearch.ca/india-us-backed-decoup…

Joe Biden Should Not Try to Out-Hawk Trump on Venezuela
David Smilde | commondreams.org | 2020-06-26
Thousands gather in Caracas to protest Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. April 2019 (Photo: Helena1 / Shutterstock.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Eastern Partnership of Post-Soviet States Gives Members False Illusions of Joining the EU
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The Eastern Partnership is a joint policy initiative created in 2009 which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six eastern neighbors: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Although many …
globalresearch.ca/eastern-partnership-gi…

The Dangerous Incompetence of Narendra Modi and Jair Bolsonaro
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
Alarming news about the COVID-19 disease comes from Brazil and India, where the infection numbers are high, and the death count grows steadily…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-dangerous-inco…

The War That Time Forgot
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
I hear it all the time. The most crucial decision of this century was the vote to go to war against Iraq. It's meant to serve as a political line of demarcation, a sure-fire way to determine which politicians, celebrities and news personalities you can trust. But there's little question, to my mind at least,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/the-war-that…

Video: Clashes Rage Between Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and Other Al-Qaeda Groups in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
After two days of fighting with militants from the rival militant coalition Fa Ithbatu, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has launched a large-scale attack in order to put an end to the resistance to its dominance in Greater Idlib. | According to pro-militant …
globalresearch.ca/video-clashes-rage-bet…

How Atlanta community organized after police murdered Rayshard Brooks
Monica Johnson | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-26
By Monica Johnson The following is based upon a talk given by Monica Johnson, a Party for Socialism and Liberation activist in Atlanta, on a PSL national webinar June 18. She addressed community response to the police murder of Rayshard Brooks. This 27-year-old African-American man was shot twice in the back and killed by police …
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Colombia's Other Pandemic: Unchecked State Violence in the Time of COVID-19
Danny Shaw | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
The human rights group Indepaz reports that 800 activists have been killed in the past three and a half years in Colombia, since November 24, 2016, the date the government signed "the Peace Accord" with the FARC.[1] Taking advantage of society's fear and distraction, and the demobilization caused by the novel coronavirus, state and paramilitary…
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US House of Representatives passes police reform bill named after George Floyd
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-26
Republicans and president Trump have opposed the bill as a move to weaken the police and law enforcement, while activists claim the bill does not sufficiently tackle the issues at hand…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/26/us-house-…

Chicago School Board Votes To Keep Police Contract — For Now
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
Chicago's school board has voted against ending a program that puts police officers in public schools, following the wishes of the mayor and top Chicago Public Schools leadership while rejecting the demands of students and activists who for years have called for police-free schools. | While the narrow 4-3 vote, the most suspenseful by the Board of Education in years, keeps intact a scrutinized $33-million contract between the school system and the Chicago Police Department, another vote is likely in the next two months on whether to renew the contract that's set to expire at the end of August. | Ahead of the high…
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Journalist Julian Assange Charged with New American Indictment
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
On 24 June a US Federal Grad Jury issued a second superseding indictment against Journalist Julian Assange. | The new indictment incorporates the 18 charges from the first indictment and seeks to 'broaden the scope of the conspiracy' and asserts …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-charged…

Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
BayAction2FreeAssange.org joins #Candles4Assange for Julian Assange's Global Birthday Vigil | Friday, July 3 ≥·µà, Noon-1PM | British Consulate, 1 Sansome St., San Francisco | *Masks & social distancing please | For those w medical conditions/unable to attend : Please follow @Action4assange livestream noted in details…
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US street-based projects are talking about more than just police reforms. They want outright liberation
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-06-26
On the west coast of America, authorities have threatened to send in police to retake Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). While on the east coast, the Black Lives Matter chair for Greater New York has called for armed "peace officers" to monitor police activity. | Meanwhile, all across the US, legislation is being introduced to reform policing in the wake of the killing of Black man George Floyd and the subsequent protests against police violence.
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2020/06/26/u…

Mines, mass graves: Haftar's human rights violations
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
An Anadolu Agency team in Libya has monitored the evidence of mines, mass graves, and executions left behind by the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar as they retreated from south of the capital Tripoli as well as the city of Tarhuna, to the southeast. Libya's internationally recognized government has been under attack by Haftar's forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence.This March, the Libyan government launched Operation Peace Storm to counter attacks on the capital, and recently retook strategic locations, including Al-Watiya airbase and the city of Tarhuna, Haftar's final stronghol…
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Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter
Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…
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Black workers resist union-busting Boston gentrifier
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2020-06-26
A June 16 action for eight laid-off workers — organized just four days after the announcement they had been fired — drew about 100 people. They were protesting at their place of work, College Bound Dorchester/Boston Uncornered, on a quiet residential street on the Tuesday morning. With these latest layoffs, . . . | Continue reading Black workers resist union-busting Boston gentrifier at Workers.org
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COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.
therealnews.com/stories/covid-19-coronav…

Germany's Verdi trade union supports jobs massacre at department store chain
wsws.org | 2020-06-26
This time around, Verdi even abandoned its ritualistic whistle-led protests, which in the past were used to make the workers believe that the union was ready to fight.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/26/kauf…

US House passes police reform bill after George Floyd killing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-26
The US House of Representatives has approved a sweeping police reform bill in the wake of protests over the police killing of George Floyd.The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed largely along party lines but stands little chance of becoming law. It requires a majority vote in the Republican-controlled senate.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the Capitol steps. She challenged opponents not to allow the deaths of Black Americans to have been in vain or the outpouring of public support for changes to go unmatched. Pelosi said: Exactly one month ago, George…
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The US Military Has A Boogaloo Problem
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
The U.S. military appears to have a brewing boogaloo problem. Active-duty military are flocking to online networks frequented by the anti-government movement, known for its meme culture and Hawaiian shirt-clad adherents, who are often called Boogaloo Bois. | "Boogaloo" is code for civil war, which is the ultimate goal of the movement, and some of its followers trade in memes glorifying violence against federal agents and crack jokes about the impending "Boog." Recently they've become regular fixtures at anti-lockdown and Black Lives Matter protests in states that allow open-carry of military-style firearms. | An…
popularresistance.org/the-us-military-ha…

The 'New' American Mercenary: A Pocket History
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
Though the bizarre story has been subsumed by other events, last month's aborted invasion of Venezuela should've hardly shocked anyone. The United States has long used mercenaries to do its bidding. They have provided Washington distance and deniability for unsavory operations. During the Cold War, the U.S. hoped this would limit domestic and international protest. Policymakers also discerned mercenary alternatives to bloody, expensive quagmires like the Vietnam or Iraq Wars. Traditionally, most of these hired guns were foreigners — ex-soldiers of declining European empires. | Much of this parallels the lat…
popularresistance.org/the-new-american-m…

United Electrical Workers: "All Workers Must Stand Against Police Violence"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-26
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 23 statement of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), General Executive Board. | The protests that have swept our country since the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police in May have put the issue of police violence front and center. The labor movement has a special responsibility to speak out on this issue. Too many of our members have experienced violence and harassment from the police due to nothing more than the color of their skin. All workers who struggle for a better life are threatened when the police are used…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/25/united-e…

Moment of Truth? How BLM Leader's Words at Once Exposed True Aims & Utter Hypocrisy of the Movement
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
On 24 June, leader of the Greater New York Black Lives Matter Hawk Newsome stated that if the movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd does not bring about tangible results the protesters will change the system forcibly. According to US observers, Newsome's remark is unsurprising and speaks volumes about BLM's true goals.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202006261079727…

Oregon Lawmakers Demand Answers on US Marshals Spy Plane Spotted Over Portland Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
Five federal lawmakers from Oregon are demanding answers about a plane spotted circling Portland during recent protests. The aircraft shows all signs of being a US Marshals surveillance aircraft.
sputniknews.com/us/202006261079731715-or…

Bad Villain: Could Not Being Hated as Clinton Be Key to Biden's Success?
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The potential reasons for Biden's lead are numerous — to name but two major factors, Trump has been penalised by American voters for his perceived heavy-handed response to the protests which erupted nationwide in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in May, and management of coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/us/202006261079729250-bi…

Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Speakers from organizations supporting the unhoused, law students, and community members protested UC Hastings move to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in the middle of the pandemic. They started in front of the law school's Kane Hall and marched to the police station in the Tenderloin where they faced off with cops armed for battle.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883455…

"No Layoffs" "Stop The Greed" Frontline UCSF Workers Protest Cutbacks In Middle Of Covid
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
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…

As COVID-19 rages, America's meatpacking workers battle for their lives
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
As new COVID-19 infections surge to their highest levels since April, the deadly virus continues to ravage meatpacking plants across the nation. Companies are not implementing CDC guidelines for safe working conditions, so workers, their children, and union are finding ways to resist and demand action. The gruesome work of killing, cleaning, and deboning beef, …
peoplesworld.org/article/as-covid-19-rag…

COVID-19 in Brazil: The people's response
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-26
The coronavirus pandemic has sent a shockwave through Brazil which as of June 26 stands second in the world with 1 million 228 thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 thousand deaths. Hospitals are at capacity and the country also has experienced one of the highest rates of death of medical professionals amid the pandemic. However, Brazil's social movements have not stood by idly. They have been organizing around a list of demands with regards to economic support to vulnerable populations, public health policies and above all protection of the people. They have also organized solidarity initiatives across…
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In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-26
The rate of infection of the novel coronavirus among mining workers in South Africa is 330 per 100,000 inhabitants, more than double the average registered for the rest of the country's population — 160 per 100,000. From the 1474 positive cases confirmed within South African mines, 907 are still active, 563 patients recovered and four have died. | The information was released Monday (22nd) by the Minerals Council South Africa, which represents 90% of mining companies operating in the country. According to the same report, only 3,4% of miners are tested for t…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/26/in-south-…

Iran Sets Conditions to Resume Negotiations with the US
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday that Tehran will negotiate with Washington only within the framework of the nuclear agreement and under the condition that the U.S. side pays compensation to the Middle East country for the damage caused. | "We | …
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"De-Socialized" Self-Identity and Liberating Self-Awareness
William Manson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-26
The unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates From our earliest years, we are over-socialized. An organized regimen of daily activity, we are taught, is the basis for a "productive" life. Such "productivity" — unlike immeasurables such as deepening self-awareness — is later concretely identifiable in such acquisitions as university degrees, "positions," "achievements," and so …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/de-socialized…

LA City Attorney Cory Brente defends killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-26
Los Angeles, CA – After the murder of George Floyd, the Los Angeles Times published an article that looks at the connection between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Force Science Institute, a police training academy from Minnesota that creates fear among police toward civilians. The article spotlights the relationship between FSI and Cory Brente, the LA city attorney in charge of defending LAPD killer cops. The head of the Police Litigation Unit, Brente enjoys justifying LAPD killings of Chicano and Black victims. | Brente's most recent work was defending two-time killer cop Eden Medina. LAPD cop Medina…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/la-city-…

Avoiding War With China
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Relations between the U.S. and China have hit an all-time low. As the election nears, expect them to plunge lower. That's because Trump is campaigning against China, hoping for a surge of xenophobic hatred to sweep him back into the white house. The charge is that China caused Covid-19 — possibly in a lab, but…
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Jim Naureckas on Covid's Preventable Nightmare, Clare Garvie on Police Facial Recognition
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-06-26
Media…
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On California's November ballot: Restoring affirmative action, letting parolees vote
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
Following approval by the California state Senate June 24, two constitutional amendments the California Legislative Black Caucus has designated as priority measures will now appear on the ballot Nov. 3. Voter passage of Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, The California Act for Economic Prosperity, would again allow consideration of race, gender, and ethnic diversity in public …
peoplesworld.org/article/on-californias-…

Progressive Candidates Surge Again as Trump Drags GOP Down
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
I'm wondering today how comfortable most elected Republicans are with their fateful decision to hitch their wagons to Trump's dimming star…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/progressive-candid…

MSM "Fake News" Against Syria. Describe Al Qaeda as "Rebels", Elected President as "Dictator"
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The Editorial Board of The Washington Post published an opinion on June 24, "Syria's brutal dictatorship suffers a severe setback". It is an opinion; however, they must be held responsible for factually incorrect statements. | They call the Assad government of …
globalresearch.ca/msm-fake-news-directed…

From "How Could He…" to "How Am I…": A Confession
Nicholas Buccola | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
The writer Robert Penn Warren once described the "national rhythm" on race matters to be one that swayed between "complacency and panic." There is a great deal of truth in this observation — especially among elites — and unless we can break that rhythm we seem doomed to remain trapped in what Ibram X. Kendi…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/from-how-cou…

US drinks beer, produces cars, military tech at expense of Mexican lives
Tamara Pearson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
United States-owned company Constellation Brands is defying local orders and forcing Mexican workers to continue producing its Corona and Modelo beers for export to US consumers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/us-drinks-beer-pro…

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman's Ouster: the Untold Story
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
A stake in the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan was purchased with money looted from 1MDB According to the U.S. Justice Department (Photo Source: DOJ) There's something unsettling about the top law enforcement officer in the United States telling a brazen lie to the American people late on a Friday night when most folks have…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/u-s-attorney…

US Must Return Its Political Prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Murderous violence and oligarchy were in charge in Colombia 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 both places overlook…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/us-must-retu…

Black Workers' Jobs Matter
Haley Brown | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
At a time when the United States is finally beginning to grapple with the plight of Black citizens, forcing large budget cuts on…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/black-workers-jobs…

Call to Redirect $1 Billion of NYPD Budget to Harmed Communities
Jessica Corbett | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
City leaders are urged to direct the money to…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/call-to-redirect-1…

Truth is Our Weapon and Shield — An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Truth and reconciliation commissions attempt to heal divided nations after the injustice has ceased. They rely on a process of education in which a reckoning with hard truths of systemic oppression lead to national accountability, reparations for victims, healing and potential unity. However, truth and reconciliation commissions, such as the one in South Africa, are…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/26/truth-is-our…

What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
Radical Reviewer taking a look at. Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa by Spencer Sunshine. Patreon: www.patreon.com/RadicalReviewer Merch: www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalRevi… Twitter: @ReviewerRadical Relevant Links: Spencer Sunshine, Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa: spencersunshine.com/2020/06/2… Zine Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/huronvalleySnD/ Now That's What I Call Antifa Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Philosophy Tube, The Philosophy of Antifa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwS_… Re Education, …
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(Part 2) India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-26
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about India's 19-month internal emergency which was imposed on June 25 1975. This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most. The government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was eventually voted out in 1977 but much of the legacy of those years continues to this day, both in positive and negative ways. | Watch part 1 here.
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Infiltrating Black Lives Matter: Cops, Feds, and White Supremacists
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a major step forward in the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in the United States and around the world. BLM was founded in 2013, following the acquittal over what organizers describe as 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's murderer, the gated community watchman, George Zimmerman. The organization came to international attention in July…
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Repair & Revive
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
Interview on Fighting Racism, Poverty, Climate Change, War & Nationalism…
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Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State: Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Barr places the President above the law, defining him as a kind of unitary sovereign. In addition, he appears to relish in his role as a craven defender of Trump, all the while justifying a notion of blind executive authority in the face of Trump's endless lies, racist policies, and lawlessness that echo the dark era of the 1920s and 30s.
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Class & Otherness: A Peculiar Dialectic
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Nothing captures the contradictions of American social life more than then the recent announcement by Jeff Bezos in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The founder of Amazon, the owner of the Washington Post and the richest person in the world issued a tweet calling for an end to…
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Coronavirus is an SOS: Mend our broken relationship with nature, says UN and WHO
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International–and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.
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Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-26
Over the past 20 years, like clockwork, severe droughts have hit the Amazon every five years with regularity 2005, 2010, 2015. Of course, droughts have hit the Amazon rainforest throughout paleoclimate history, but this time it's different. The frequency and severity is off the charts. Recent data is starting to show 2020 as another dire …
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The United States was a Business Venture from Inception
Philip A. Faruggio | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-26
Interesting interview with Dr. T.P. Wilkinson on the history of policing in Amerika. You will be surprised at the roots of it all: a business venture based on private property. | Listen to "Empire-Episode65-TPWilkinson" on Spreaker.
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Terror lynchings will not stop the freedom march
Kameron Hurt | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-26
Lynchings are a method of terror used by white supremacists from the slave ships, to plantations, to the big cities, to the voting booths…
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Again, What Were the Benefits of Locking Down?
Edward Peter Stringham | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The school closures, stay home orders, shuttering of businesses, banning of elective surgeries, closure of physical entertainment events, blocked flights, and sudden imposition of a central plan — it all happened suddenly from mid-March in the course of only a …
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Stir Crazy! Episode #60: First Nations Friday
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
On today's show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com
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DR Congo: COVID-19 slows pace of reform, exacerbates fragile security situation
news.un.org | 2020-06-26
The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is asking the Security Council for its continued support as the mission adds the fight against COVID-19 to its to-do list, while also dealing with a fragile security situation in the east of the country.
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CDC chief Redfield: 24 million may have coronavirus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
WASHINGTON–The head of the federal Centers for Disease Control now estimates that 24 million people in the U.S., ten times the actual numbers recorded, may be ill from the coronavirus. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield provided that estimate in a June 25 conference call with other reporters, the same day his agency expanded the list …
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TruePublica: Daily publishing ends — but weekly news review starts
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-26
TruePublica Editor: From tomorrow, TruePublica will no longer be publishing articles on a daily basis. However, a weekly review of the news will be published each Saturday and the weekly newsletter will follow on Sunday. There are several reasons behind this decision — the first is about being a victim of one's own success. TruePublica …
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Spanish Government Moves Forward on Hypervigilance Project. Towards a Surveillance Police State
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
Several experts suggest that…
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MLK Labor Council Kicks out Police Union — Statement by Seattle DSA
SeattleDSA | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
One key next step will be campaigning for our unions, and the labor council, to officially support the demand to cut the Seattle Police budget by 50% and redirect those funds towards social services…
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Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-26
COVI-PASS will determine whether you can go to a restaurant, if you need a medical test, or are due for a talking-to by authorities in a post-COVID world. Consent is voluntary, but enforcement will be compulsory.
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Denying health crisis won't save jobs
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-26
June 21 — For the thirteenth week in a row, the number of initial claims the Bureau of Labor Statistics counts for unemployment insurance was over 1.5 million. Now every state plus the District of Columbia has begun the process of loosening the restrictions it had imposed in order to . . . | Continue reading Denying health crisis won't save jobs at Workers.org
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What's Happening to Michigan's Insects? A Farmer's Tale
Brian Allnutt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
As a young farmer, Bill Westrate would walk outside most nights with a white sheet and black light to lure swarms of insects to the side of his barn in Cass County. "It would scare most people," he said. But …
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Voter Enthusiasm: Wrong Headed and Overrated
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
The conventional wisdom on presidential politics nowadays was described a century ago by William Butler Yeats: "the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." "The best," in this case, would be voters gearing up grudgingly to vote for Joe Biden; "the worst" would be supporters of Donald Trump. The conventional…
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John Brown's Body Today
Paul Buhle | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
John Brown's Body Lies a moldering in the grave His truth is marching on! it is difficult to comprehend today that thousands of white Americans, including my great great grandfather Ezra Fuller, were marching with Sherman through Georgia, facilitating the rebellion of slaves freeing themselves from their bondage. Union soldiers destroyed the means of production…
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UFCW: Tyson rivals Smithfield in its disregard for workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
LOGANSPORT, Ind.–The now-infamous Smithfield pork production plant in South Dakota apparently has a "rival" of sorts among food processing factories that have become coronavirus pandemic hotspots. Welcome to the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., which had to shut for two weeks, from April 23-May 7, for complete cleaning and other measures after …
peoplesworld.org/article/ufcw-tyson-riva…

Episode 95 — What We Can Learn From The Kent State Murders with Mickey Huff
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-26
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the Kent State Murders with Project Censored Director and the President of the Media Freedom Foundation,…
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Fraud, Money Laundering and Narcotics. Impunity of the Banking Giants
Tom Burghardt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
In an era characterized by economic collapse owing to gross criminality by leading financial actors, policy decisions and the legal environment have been shaped by oligarchs who quite literally have "captured" the state.
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Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America's Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest
Julien Mercille | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
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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Will Covid Start a Trade War Over U.S. Meat Exports?
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
On June 21, the official China website posted that products from Tyson Foods' Springdale, Arkansas plant "that have arrived or are about to arrive in Hong Kong will be temporarily suspended by the customs department." Two days earlier, 455 Tyson Foods workers living in Benton and Washington counties in which Springdale is located were found…
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Great Time for a Vacant Property Tax
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-26
I have long been a big fan of a vacant property tax. As the old saying goes, you tax what you want less, and why would we want vacant properties. This is especially likely to be relevant in many high-priced cities where the demand for commercial real estate is likely to go through the floor …
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COVID-19 death march: India's migrant workers head home, heralding virus surge
B. Prasant | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
DELHI–The thin emaciated woman lay on her back by the side of the highway that leads away from Delhi towards Kolkata. Her arms akimbo, her knees folded together and drawn up, her body barely covered in a torn-to-strips cloth that had once been a red saree. Her eyes drew attention because they were wide open–death …
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Workers on the Edge in Bangladesh. Covid Lockdown Undermines Garment Industry
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
"COVID-19 will be a catastrophe for Bangladeshi garment workers." | I am speaking with Kalpona Akter, president of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF). It is March 19. Governments around the world have ordered the temporary closure of …
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CHOP-CHAZ Folds, Throws Support Behind Joe Biden
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The kids squatting on the CHOP or CHAZ declared "autonomous zone" in Seattle have announced they are folding tents and going home. They also threw support behind Joe Biden, demonstrating they have the political understanding of a fence post….
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Is There a Method to Trump's Madness?
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
What we on the Left in the USA do over the next 130 days will be decisive for not just the country but for our deeply wounded world. Everything is at stake right now, and we need to act accordingly…
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Cops and a Coverup
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Although murders of unarmed residents by police in the US affect Black people disproportionately, acts of police brutality and murder occur against people of all skin tones. It's clear that the legacy of slavery goes a lot towards explaining police killings of Black people. However, the rationales usually provided by modern police departments when any…
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Defund means abolish police!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-06-26
"Defund the police!" has leaped to the top of the demands that mass demonstrations have been making since the May 25 police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. After that city's 3rd Police Precinct building burned to the ground to the cheers of a majority of the U.S. population, there . . . | Continue reading Defund means abolish police! at Workers.org
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Naked Imperialism by John Bellamy Foster — Review
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
Radical Reviewer reviewing the book Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance by John Bellamy Foster.
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Meng, Huawei and Canadian law: Soap, rinse and dry-laundered
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
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 their monies into legitimate finance houses and businesses.
mronline.org/2020/06/26/meng-huawei-and-…

Police attacked at illegal music event in west London
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
British police were attacked when they attempted to disperse crowds at an illegal music event in west London, police said on Friday.The event took place at Colville Gardens, Notting Hill. Police had objects thrown at them.Kensington and Chelsea police said on Twitter: "Officers are at the scene of an unlicensed music event near Colville Gardens, #W11. Objects have been thrown at officers dispersing the crowd. Violence will not be tolerated units are responding appropriately. This gathering is illegal we ask anyone in attendance to leave."They later tweeted: "Those present in area of Colville Gdns W11 dispersed by…
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The Big Green Lie
Stephen Corry | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
WWF recently released (June 5th, 2020) a short video[1] of British "national treasure" and conservation icon, Sir David Attenborough, telling us that "suddenly" saving the world is within reach. He says they know what to do and have a plan to build a stable, healthy world that we can benefit from forever. What's not to…
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Hans Baer looks at how car dependence is driving us to extinction
Stuart Munckton | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-26
Andrew ChuterIssue 1270 Australia ecosocialismJune 26, 2020Motor Vehicles, the Environment & the Human Condition: Driving to Extinction | By Hans A Baer | Lexington Books, 2019 | 258 pages | As the global climate emergency intensifies, this political ecological critique of the motor vehicle is timely and powerful. Melbourne Un…
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Three people believed to have died in Glasgow stabbing
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Three people are believed to have died after being stabbed in the Scottish city of Glasgow, the BBC reported on Friday, without citing sources.An eyewitness said she had seen people covered in blood being treated by emergency services and armed police on the scene at around 1215 GMT.Greater Glasgow Police said: "Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow.""The street is currently closed off and the public are asked to avoid the area at present. The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public."Last week three people died in the so…
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Boris Johnson's Gov't Accused of 'Sleaze & Corruption' Amid Calls for Housing Sec Jenrick to Resign
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
Robert Jenrick has in recent days found himself in hot water over a London property development row, as he initially backed speeding up a Conservative donor's project so that the latter could avoid spending additional millions in taxes.
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What is Known so Far About Glasgow Stabbing That Left Three People Dead
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The deadly attack, which took place at around 1: 00 pm local time, was described by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a "terrible incident" that left him "deeply saddened".
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Get Ready for 'Shock and Awe' Brexit Propaganda Campaign
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
The governments' overuse of militaristic, Churchillian and war-time cliches over Brexit and the pandemic is wearing thin and getting tiresome. But as Brexit day approaches, this is the mentality of a government obsessed with public relations. A mass propaganda invasion …
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Get ready for 'Shock and Awe' Brexit propaganda campaign
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-26
By TruePublica Editor: The governments' overuse of militaristic, Churchillian and war-time cliches over Brexit and the pandemic is wearing thin and getting tiresome. But as Brexit day approaches, this is the mentality of a government obsessed with public relations. A mass propaganda invasion is to be aimed at every adult to overcome the Remainer enemy. …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/get-ready-for-shock-and-awe-brexit-propaganda-campaign/

Brexit — The 'pivotal' Leave to Remain moment
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-26
TruePublica Editor: This moment was always going to arrive and as I have always maintained, it will arrive too late. It started when the whole ideology of Brexit started to unravel. This unravelling really means that the lies promoted by the free-market extremists and those like Boris Johson who jumped on a band-wagon built of …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/brexit-the-pivotal-leave-to-remain-moment/

Voting By Mail Is Now a Necessity During COVID-19
Suzan DelBene, Earl Blumenauer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-26
Vote by mail is gaining traction across the country. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In 2020, Reviving the Spirit of FDR
Harvey J. Kaye | commondreams.org | 2020-06-26
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Indicting Hashim Thaàßi: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets Busy
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
When it comes to the touchy, violent matter of Kosovar affairs, history keeps company with the devils of nationalism and vengeance. Serbia remains scornful of the aspirations of the territory, whose legitimacy it does not recognise; Kosovo remains spiteful of …
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Pandemic Pride: LGBTQ struggle continues, learns from Black Lives Matter
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-26
This weekend marks a half-century since the first Pride march took place on June 28, 1970. That initial event in New York City, called "Christopher Street Liberation Day," recalled the Stonewall Rebellion of a year earlier–the night a band of fed-up queers stood up, fought back, and launched a liberation struggle that transformed the world. …
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LGBTQ equality: the work is not over
splcenter.org | 2020-06-26
The fight for LGBTQ human rights and equality is far from over.
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NATO at the Helm of Italian Foreign Policy
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
NATO Defense Ministers (Lorenzo Guerini, Pd representing Italy) gathered by videoconference on June17/18, and made a series of "decisions to strengthen the Alliance's deterrence." However, nobody in Italy talks about it, neither the media (including social media) nor …
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Fireworks Crackdown Is Same Policing That Got Us Here in the First Place
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-06-26
When a politician invokes "quality of life" as a grounds for a policing initiative, he calls upon the violent "broken windows" strategies that have informed the brutal criminalization of poverty and Blackness.
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Arab Joint List in Israel opposes proposed annexation of parts of Palestinian West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-26
The Arab Joint List, the third largest political bloc in the Israeli parliament, has sought international intervention to stop the proposed annexation of large parts of West Bank territory by the Israeli government under prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
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Labour Members raise alarm over Keir Starmer's plan to 'reshape' party policy
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-26
Labour members researching Sir Keir Starmer's recently announced and soon to conclude National Policy Forum (NPF) consultation fear the new leader's plan to "reshape" Labour's policy platform will mean the abandonment of Labour's core values and policies, potentially even leading to dropping the party's pledge to fully end and reverse NHS privatisation alongside its commitment to the principle of essential services and support universally available to all. | Subverting democratic processes: | They have noticed that the NPF has left Labour's 2019 mani…
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Keir Starmer unmasked
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2020-06-26
Labour leader Keir Starmer's mask has dropped. And the reality isn't pretty. | By Kerry-anne Mendoza…
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Iran 'world's worst state sponsor of terrorism', says US. Here's why that's utterly absurd
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-06-26
The US has just labeled Iran the "world's worst state sponsor of terrorism". This is completely absurd on multiple levels. Because not only is the criteria completely ridiculous, the US applies flagrant double standards to other countries in the region — not least its closest regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. | Furthermore, these three countries…
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South Korea backs remdesivir for COVID-19, urges caution with dexamethasone
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
South Korea has added Gilead's anti-viral drug remdesivir to its coronavirus treatment guidelines in its first revision of recommendations since the outbreak began and urged caution in the use of the steroid therapy dexamethasone.South Korea, widely praised around the world for its handling of the pandemic without a full lockdown, has reported 12,602 coronavirus cases as of Thursday midnight, with 282 deaths.Remdesivir is designed to hinder certain viruses, including the new coronavirus, from making copies of themselves and potentially overwhelming the body's immune system. The drug previously failed trials as an…
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Japan has more than 100 new coronavirus cases for first time since May 9
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Japan on Friday recorded more than 100 new coronavirus infections for the first time since May 9, hitting its highest daily total since it eased a lockdown that had closed bars, cinemas and other public venues, Kyodo News reported.Japan last week ended a curb on domestic travel, the last of a series of major restrictions imposed during a state of emergency declared in April. There were 54 new infections in Tokyo on Friday, according to public broadcaster NHK.
yenisafak.com/en/world/japan-has-more-th…

Syria's hunger crisis worsens, COVID outbreak could intensify
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Syria faces an unprecedented hunger crisis with over 9.3 million people lacking adequate food while the country's coronavirus outbreak, though apparently controlled for now, could still accelerate, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday.The World Food Programme (WFP) told a briefing in Geneva that the number of people short of essential foodstuffs had risen by 1.4 million in the past six months.Food prices had also soared by more than 200% in less than a year due to the freefall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and COVID-19 lockdown measures in Syria, WFP spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said.After nine years of armed confl…
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India grants thousands citizenship rights in Kashmir
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
As many as 25,000 people have been granted domicile certificates in Muslim-majority Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir since May 18, which local politicians believe is the beginning of disturbing demographic profile of the region.The certificate, a sort of citizenship right, entitles a person to residency and government jobs in the region, which till last year was reserved only for the local population.Last year on Aug. 5, when India revoked the semi-autonomous status of the region, it also scrapped the local special citizenship law, guaranteed under Article 35 (A) of the Indian Constitution.The law was barrin…
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FETàñ terror group members get life sentences in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
A Turkish court on Friday gave aggravated life sentences to 86 Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETàñ) members for attempting to overthrow the constitutional order in a defeated 2016 coup.Ankara's Heavy Penal Court no: 23 handed down the sentences in the case, concerning the defendants' illegal actions at the Turkish Gendarmerie Command in the capital Ankara during the coup bid.In addition to the 86 aggravated life sentences, the court also handed out life sentences to 35 others, also for attempting to overthrow the constitutional order.In the same case, former Col. Erkan Oktem, who injured then-Counter-Te…
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Dead dolphins wash up on France's shores in record numbers
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Dead dolphins are washing up on France's Atlantic coast in such high numbers that local populations of the mammals are at risk, marine biologists say.The overwhelming majority drowned in the nets of fishing trawlers. Post mortems often show fractures, broken tails and flippers and deep incisions cut into their skin by the nets. Some have been mutilated as fishermen release their bodies."We're reaching mortality rates that threaten the survival of the dolphin population in the Bay of Gascony," said Morgane Perri, a marine biologist in Brittany, western France."For the last three years, we've seen more than 1,000 d…
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Coronavirus continues to spread in Eurasian nations
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to surge across Eurasia countries on Friday.Armenia In Armenia, at least 759 more people were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total to 23,247. The number of recoveries reached 12,149, and the death toll hit 410.A total of 105,046 tests have been conducted so far in the country, as 10,557 are still receiving treatment.UkraineIn Ukraine, the total number of recoveries reached 18,299, while the death toll rose to 1,086.The country has so far conducted 620,624 tests.The country extended the implementation of quarantine measures until July 31 amid t…
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US calls on NATO allies to spend more on security
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
The US Defense Minister Mark Esper on Friday reiterated the US call on NATO allies to spend 2% of their GDP on security and defense."We'll be discussing everything from Afghanistan to COVID response, to the important issues. Also, it means improving NATO readiness and to continue to urge all of our allies to meet their target goal of 2% of GDP," said Esper in a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels."We've moved a good distance here in the last few years, but there's much more we need to do to ensure our collective security," he added.Stoltenberg, for his part, said: "We have man…
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Turkey sets example to world in fight against drugs
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Analyzing data compiled by the country's Health Ministry, Anadolu Agency found that Turkey uses a variety of methods and programs to combat drug use, including treatment, rehabilitation and social adaptation of former abusers.Political, bureaucratic, civic and scientific actors complement and reinforce each other in the country's nationwide efforts that have been organized on a multi-stakeholder structure that has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO).WHO has since prepared an English-language publication on Turkey's program so other countries could benefit from its experiences.Turkey's anti-drug po…
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EU gives $4.4M grant for Turkish firms' tech projects
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
The EU Commission is giving backing to a number of Turkish firms' tech-related projects, said the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) on Friday.The commission will grant a total of ‚Ǩ4.4 million ($4.94 million) to Turkish companies with projects in the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and processing technologies, said a TUBITAK statement.Under the industrial leadership and competition component of Horizon 2020, an EU program promoting research and innovation, a total of eight projects at 11 companies (some done in…
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ASEAN leaders discuss post-pandemic recovery measures
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Addressing the video-conference, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting the region hard, as the theme of the summit.He lauded the spirit of solidarity and coordination among member countries in fighting the virus, and called for stronger cooperation to effectively cope with the pandemic."Vietnam will continue to closely work with other ASEAN member states in the battle," said Phuc.He also quoted a recent World Bank report, which projected that the global economy would experience a serious decline with a 5.2% contraction in global GDP."Per-capita income would…
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Russia to build four new nuclear power units
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Preparations are underway in Russia to build four new power reactors, two in Leningrad and two in Smolensk, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom announced on Friday.Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachev signed the agreement for the new generation VVER-1200 and VVER-TOI reactors, which are based on VVER technology developed by Rosatom, that Lihachev said "meets all current international safety requirements."The reactors are included in the country's scheme of electricity facility placement up to 2035, which was approved by the Russian government.Rosenergoatom, part of Rosatom, will be both the d…
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'Major incident' declared as Brits pack beaches
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
A major incident was declared on England's southern coast yesterday as thousands upon thousands of people packed onto the beaches, causing a wave of condemnations and anger on Friday.The order was issued by Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole council to deal with overcrowding and violence on beaches. Health Secretary Matt Hancock threatened to shut down beaches in response.Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said half a million people had flocked to the beaches in and around his constituency in southern England, adding: "A lot of people have chosen to be not just irresponsible but dangerous."- 'Perfect storm'Ellw…
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Turkey's oil imports down 18.1% in April 2020
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
Turkey's total oil imports dropped by 18.1% to 2.93 million tonnes in April this year compared to the same month last year, according to data of Turkey's energy watchdog on Friday.Crude oil imports, the category with the highest oil import volume, decreased by 1.1% during that period down to 2.35 million tonnes, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly oil market report.In April 2020, Turkey imported the highest amount of crude from Iraq at 1.46 million tonnes. Russia and Norway followed with 513,253 tonnes and 273,093 tonnes, respectively.Oil refinery product output decreased by 9.4…
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EU must weigh in on West Bank annexation: UN expert
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
A UN human rights expert on Friday urged the EU to use its "economic weight, diplomatic expertise and aid, trade and investment leverage" to forestall looming Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley.Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, said in a statement that annexation would "lead to a marked worsening of the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and daily lives of millions of Palestinians."He said the planned annexation after July 1 was a continuation of Israel's "illegal extension of sovereignty over P…
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How Racism Is An Essential Tool For Maintaining The Capitalist Order
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
Capitalism's cyclical crises could potentially turn their victims against it and make them receptive to the system's critics. | This would more likely happen if everyone in the society were roughly equally vulnerable to cyclical downturns. Most employees would then rightly worry that their jobs would be lost in the next crash. They would periodically face income losses, interrupted educations, lost homes, and so on. Whatever relief employees felt if neighbors, rather than themselves, got fired, they would know that it might well be their turn in the next cycle. The losses, insecurities, and anxieties produced by…
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Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) to try and stay healthy and safe on the job. We also have seen that essential workers are often not paid commensurate with the critical nature of their work. Few U.S. workers have access to paid sick time or paid leave of any kind. And, when workers have advocated for health and safety protections or wage increase, they have often been retaliated against, and even fired for doing so. As a result, many…
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The Pandemic Of Hunger
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
In April, the World Bank predicted that the Brazilian economy would shrink by 5% of GDP by 2020. Now, in June, the prediction is 8% to 10%. And the government's expected 2% growth. | As the pandemic mainly affects self-employed and informal workers who, in order to survive, cannot be confined to their homes, the number of Brazilians in poverty is expected to increase this year from 41.8 million (2019) to 48.8 million people, equivalent to 23% of the population. | The poor are all those who survive on a daily income of less than R$27.5 ($5 USD) or a monthly income of less than R$825. This year there will be 7 mill…
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Chicago's Neighborhoods Will Remain "Occupied" Until The City Defunds CPD
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
The book Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, published last year, details the history of the Chicago Police Department's quasi-military occupation of the city's Black communities from the race riots of 1919 through the present day. Author Simon Balto, an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Iowa, demonstrates that "there is not a time in Chicago's history where the city was home to large percentages of black people, and in which they had a smoothly functioning relationship with the CPD." While most histories of mass incarceration start around…
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Inside The US's Largest Maximum-Security Prison, COVID-19 Raged
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
While the novel coronavirus burned through Angola, as the country's largest maximum-security prison is known, officials insisted they were testing all inmates who showed symptoms, isolating those who got sick and transferring more serious cases to the hospital in Baton Rouge, about 60 miles to the south. | But from inside Angola's walls, inmates painted a very different picture — one of widespread illness, dysfunctional care and sometimes inexplicable neglect. They said at least four of the 12 prisoners who have died in the pandemic, including Williams, had been denied needed medical help for days because t…
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Bolton Weaves A Tall Tale In His Venezuela Chapter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-26
From the first paragraph of "Venezuela Libre", the ninth chapter of 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 truth. The chapter is a 35-page screed in which the infamous warmonger places blame for the Trump administration's disastrous Venezuela policy on everyone from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, to State Department bureaucrats and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and, of course, President Trump. The criticism also extends to opposition figure Juan Guaidó and Colombian Preside…
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Coast-to-coast rallies demand: Keep U.S. Postal Service viable
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2020-06-26
Rallies demanding the U.S. Senate approve funding that would "SAVE OUR POSTAL SERVICE" were held on June 23 from coast to coast. The message of the day: Include a $25 billion USPS rescue plan in the next Senate stimulus package. Without funding, it is projected the agency could run out . . . | Continue reading Coast-to-coast rallies demand: Keep U.S. Postal Service viable at Workers.org
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Postal Workers caravan delivers 2 million 'Save USPS' petitions to Washington
Mark Gruenberg | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
WASHINGTON–[June 23] Snaking its way from the Washington Navy Yard to the U.S. Senate, a caravan of cars driven by Postal Workers delivered petitions with two million names on them, demanding lawmakers enact the Heroes Act, including its $25 billion to save the U.S. Postal Service from financial devastation the coronavirus has caused to its revenues and potential subsequent collapse.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883457…

Dow Slides 730 Points as US COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, States Roll Back Reopening
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
US stocks plunged into red territory on Friday amid investor concerns over the effects that the recent surge in novel coronavirus cases may have on the strained economic recovery.
sputniknews.com/business/202006261079731…

FBI Claims Chinese Diplomats Recruiting US Scientists in Bid to Get Hands on Research and Technology
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The bureau has been investigating Beijing's alleged activities for quite some time and last year filed an affidavit in a federal court. The claims come in line with Washington's rhetoric of accusing China of economic and industrial espionage on unprecedented scales.
sputniknews.com/us/202006261079727464-fb…

India Accuses China of Amassing Large Number of Arms, Troops Near Line of Actual Control Since May
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Wednesday, the Indian army claimed to have agreed to disengage its troops along the Line of Actual Control after several diplomatic and military level talks with China. However, alleged satellite images show that China has moved thousands of troops, artillery units, and armoured vehicles to a new area of northern Ladakh.
sputniknews.com/india/202006261079719134…

New Records Verified for Greatest Distance, Duration of Lightning Flashes – UN Agency
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday announced new world records that were set by two so-called megaflashes, "the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash," which occurred in Brazil and Argentina, respectively.
sputniknews.com/world/202006261079731901…

FBI Refuses to Release Documents on Source Who Repudiated Steele Dossier
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The identity of the source remains an enduring mystery, but whoever they are, they undoubtedly possess information that could shed light on innumerable inaccuracies in the dossier, which was cited extensively by the Bureau in its various applications for surveillance orders against Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
sputniknews.com/military/202006261079729…

On the Road Again: Grizzly Bear Casually Strolls Across Bridge
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
Some people have no problem whatsoever holding up traffic by moving slowly. Apparently some animals also act this way at times, as a mighty bear recently demonstrated.
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China Reportedly Warns US That Trade Deal Will Be at Risk if Washington Crosses 'Red Lines'
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
After reaching a milestone "Phase One" agreement on trade, which was intended to serve as a stepping stone to a comprehensive trade deal between Washington and Beijing, relations between the two started to spiral downwards. The US accused China of starting the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely damaged American economy.
sputniknews.com/world/202006261079729740…

$1.4 Bln in COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Sent to More Than a Million Dead Americans
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
The US currently remains the worst-hit nation, with over 2.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 124,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
sputniknews.com/us/202006261079723963-14…

Never-Ending Story? US Lawyer Weighs Up Chances of Flynn's Case Being Reheard Before Full DC Circuit
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-26
On 24 June, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that District Judge Emmet Sullivan should accept the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. US Professor of Law Patrick Borchers has explained whether the order immediately puts an end to the much-discussed case.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202006261079729…

Imperial and TUM explore ways to create innovative communities
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-26
Imperial and Germany's Technical University of Munich (TUM) brought academics and startups together to explore ways to create innovative communities.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198733/imperial-tum-explore-ways-create-innovative

Bug food for cats and navigating oceans: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-26
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198754/bug-food-cats-navigating-oceans-news

Friday 6/26: Juneteenth Farm to Fork Friday – California State Capitol
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
11th and L Street | Across from California State Capitol Building…
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Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream
United We Dream & others | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

WorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
WorkWeek looks at the role of the police, police terror, labor and the AFL-CIO. The police have been expelled from the MLK Jr. Labor Council in Seattle after a debate and participants discuss the issue. Also WorkWeek looks at termination of Chicago ATU 241 bus driver and Executive Board member Erek Slater.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883462…

Thursday 6/25: Expanding the Vote: Leauge of Women Voters Panel Discussion (online)
League of Women Voters | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Saturday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2020
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Ferry Building, Embarcadero. Meet between the Farmer's Market and Starbucks. Observe social distancing and mask requirements before and during the ride…
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Students Continue Fight Against Closure of Art Center
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
City College of San Francisco's Fort Mason Arts Center Under Threat…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

First Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz
Oakland Privacy | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883460…

Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is?
Students For Accountability | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Thursday 6/25: #MaguireHungerStrike Rally
Loved Ones | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883455…

Unmasking the Ku Klux Klan
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan:…
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Changing the Culture of Policing in Our Community and Beyond
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
"Changing the Culture of Policing in our Community and Beyond" Santa Cruz, California, Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Audio recording…
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End of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife"
Pepe Eggers | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. | The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. | Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 25Jun
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 25.06.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
To disrupt working-class and youth solidarity, the two capitalist parties and various reactionary elements in the upper-middle class are stooping to new lows to promote racial divisions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Escalation of State Power
Lukas Hermsmeier | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
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…

Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out
indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Monterey Park, Capitola…
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Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives
Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Sunday 6/28: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Film & Discussion on Climate & Indigenous Rights (online)
Unitarian Univeralist Association | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Online/virtual…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883461…

Oakland streets named after slave owners and supporters of slavery
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
The City of Oakland:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/24/1883454…

Saturday 6/27: Socialism 101: What Will It Take to Win? (online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-06-26
Online meeting, see link for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/1883452…

The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-26
When politicians or generals appear itching to pull the U.S. into another foreign war, remember that truth is routinely the first casualty. The blood of civilian victims of U.S. wars is the political version of disappearing ink. But the kinfolk and neighbors of those victims could pursue vengeance regardless of whether cover-ups con the American people.
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