Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

2020-06-28: News Headlines

Glen Ford (2020-06-28). Yes, defund the cops—and put them under community control. mronline.org Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces.

Shane Quinn (2020-06-28). US Plans to Break Up China: CIA Funding for Terrorists, Narco-trafficking and Proxies. globalresearch.ca The "loss" of China in 1949 was perhaps the biggest blow to strike American hegemony in…

Annie Lowrey (2020-06-28). Trump's Pandemic Failure Means A Second Great Depression Is Looming. zcomm.org Ending the pandemic was the only thing the government could have done to save the economy, Trump's botched response means without a second massive federal intervention millions of US families who are just keeping their head above water will sink…

Eds. (2020-06-28). The Coronavirus pandemic, ecological catastrophe and global capitalism: an interlocking phenomenon. mronline.org The COVID-19 pandemic has unravelled the close structural links between the climate crisis and the global capitalist mode of production.

Nino Pagliccia (2020-06-28). Is the Deep State Attempting a Hybrid War in Mexico? globalresearch.ca An important article by journalist Ben Norton

Terry Everton (2020-06-28). How Racism Gets Taught and Misrepresented in Our Schools. dissidentvoice.org The not-so-subtle purpose of compulsory schooling is to ensure a populace subservient to the status quo which primarily serves the ruling class. What we call education is derived from a Prussian model designed to reward individuals based on how well they stay in line and do as they're told through the process of grading. It's …

Eds. (2020-06-28). The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander — Review (ft. Step Back History). mronline.org Radical Reviewer and Tristan from Step Back History review The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Zachary Farber (2020-06-28). Protestors rally in Downtown San Diego after police shooting. liberationnews.org Liberation News was there as protesters flocked to the scene where police shot man.

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-28). Trump Unloads on Bolton After Bolton Unloads on Trump. globalresearch.ca John Bolton's

Steve Ellner (2020-06-28). Trump's Second Thoughts on Juan Guaido are Not Enough. zcomm.org After the president's change of heart on Venezuela, and the waning of Juan Guaidó and his party, the entire Washington political establishment have a lot of explaining to do…

Russell Vandenbroucke (2020-06-28). What Do Americans Know—and Want to Know—about Palestine? zcomm.org We declared independence to achieve freedom from colonial rule; we still cherish ideals like liberty and justice for all. Palestinians yearn for the same…

Rima Najjar (2020-06-28). 'Ordinary' Israelis Don't Perceive Themselves as Ordinary People. globalresearch.ca On reading the enduring horrific daily news coming out of Palestine/Israel relating to the ongoing Jewish-state Nakba, I invariably feel a strong desire to discuss what is often the elephant in the room. It's an issue constantly on the minds …

Mark Taliano (2020-06-28). "COVID Cases" Versus the Real Virus. globalresearch.ca Media and governments globally are blanketing the world with the phrase "Covid Cases". Enter any three digit number plus "Covid Cases" into Google, and you'll get an idea of the magnitude of the brainwash. | Why is the phrase meaningless apart …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-28). Trump Regime Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials. globalresearch.ca Unacceptable Trump regime actions toward China keeps widening the rift between both countries. | Crossing one red line after another risks crossing one of no return. | US hostility toward China is all about its growing prominence on the world stage — …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-28). What Happens if Congress and the White House Let Unemployment Benefits Expire? globalresearch.ca According to Labor Department figures, over 47 million US workers filed for unemployment benefits. | The true number is likely much higher as countless numbers of unemployed US workers haven't been able to file so far — many more to come …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-28). Israeli Troops Injure A number Of Palestinians In Alaghwar Area. imemc.org Israeli troops injured on Sunday morning a number of Palestinian residents in the Alaghwar area of the West Bank. Local Palestinian sources reported that the injuries, caused to the residents, came during Israeli army's crackdown on a local peaceful march in the Atouf neighborhood in the northern Alaghwar area of …

_____ (2020-06-28). The Age of Chatham House and the British Roots of NATO. strategic-culture.org NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's recent announcement of a NATO 2030 anti-nation state vision to extend the spheres of NATO's jurisdiction into the Pacific to contain China demonstrates a disturbing ideology which can lead nowhere but World War III if not nipped in the bud soon. | In my previous article

_____ (2020-06-28). The Stonewall Riots Didn't Start The Gay Rights Movement. popularresistance.org Despite what you may hear during this year's fiftieth anniversary commemorations, Stonewall was not the spark that ignited the gay rights movement. The story is well known: A routine police raid of a mafia-owned gay bar in New York City sparked three nights of riots and, with them, the global gay rights movement. In fact it is conventional to date LGBTQ history into "before Stonewall" and "after Stonewall" periods—not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. British activists can join Stonewall UK, for example, while pride parades in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are called "Christopher Street…

BAACFJA (2020-06-28). Friday 7/3: 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…

CP Editor (2020-06-28). Angela Davis on "Mainstream Feminism" counterpunch.org

South Front (2020-06-28). Video: Idlib Militants Use Battle Tanks to Kill Each Other Under Turkish Nose. globalresearch.ca ISIS announced a new series of attacks against the Syrian Army in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. According to the terrorist group's news agency Amaq, ISIS cells ambushed an army unit near the town of al-Sukhna killing 2 soldiers, injuring a …

The Canary (2020-06-28). Greta Thunberg criticises leaders who want selfies with her to 'look good'. thecanary.co Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has hit out at world leaders for taking pictures with her to "look good".The 17-year-old became a global star thanks to her climate activism. She gave a powerful speech at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in September 2019, in which she told world leaders: You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… how dare you!"It makes them seem like they care": As part of a series she's made for Swedish radio about her campaigning, Thunberg revealed that German chancellor Angela Merkel had queued up to have a "selfie" with her at the internatio…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Masked and distanced, Spanish PM Sanchez hits the campaign trail. yenisafak.com Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wore a mask and avoided shaking hands with supporters at a political rally on Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic prompted changes to campaigning ahead of regional elections.Polls in the Basque Country and Galicia on July 12 will be the first since Spain went into lockdown in March. Restrictions were eased on June 21, and Spaniards have been adapting to social distancing and precautionary measures in everyday life."The enemy of Spain is the virus," Socialist Sanchez told a reduced group of about 100 party faithful — all wearing masks and sitting the recommended 1.5 metres apar…

_____ (2020-06-28). Government Attacks Media As People's Media Reveals The Truth. popularresistance.org Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. | For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power structure at risk. People saw government documents showing war crimes and violations of international law. We all saw police killing unarmed people and extreme militarized violence in response to nonviolent protests. These stories have been magnified by people realizing they are the media and sharing stories in their networks on a variety of platforms. | To maintain control, the power structure needs to stop people fr…

_____ (2020-06-28). US Killer Cops Mastered 'Fascist Israel's Technique Proudly Used On Palestinians'. popularresistance.org "Thank goodness there's an uprising," Waters told RT's 'Going Underground' on Tuesday, referring to the wave of protests and riots sweeping the US since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis last month. "It's about time." | The kneeling chokehold that killed Floyd was described by Waters as "an Israeli technique, proudly developed by the IDF in the occupied territories in Palestine." | An Israeli national police spokesman recently denied that his country's police force uses such a measure on suspects, and added that Israeli counterterrorism officers never taught the move to American polic…

_____ (2020-06-28). Ten Point Agenda For The Global South. popularresistance.org In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which was in the throes of a crisis at the time. But, the NIEO was set aside and the world order was shaped in a neoliberal direction; this neoliberal orientation furthered the crisis and brought us to this current cul-de-sac of human possibilities. | Our team at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research developed a ten-point agenda for a post-COVID-19 world. Last week, I pr…

_____ (2020-06-28). Activists Charged With Felonies After Delivering Formosa Plastic Pollution To Lobbyists. popularresistance.org Two Louisiana environmental activists, Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, were taken in handcuffs and leg irons from a Baton Rouge police station to jail after they voluntarily surrendered themselves on felony charges after months' earlier delivering plastic pollution pulled from Texas waters to fossil fuel lobbyists' homes. The two posted bond and were released later the same day. | "The women are accused of terrorizing oil and gas lobbyists by giving them a file box full of plastic pellets found in Texas bays near a plastic manufacturing facility owned by Formosa Plastics," NOLA.com reports. | Rolfes and McIntosh a…

_____ (2020-06-28). The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins. popularresistance.org As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement's history. Thanks to a last-minute maneuver by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congressional Republicans succeeded in passing legislation allowing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. Some of the worst fears of environmental and Indigenous rights groups for what might happen under the administration appeared to be coming true. | However, two and a half years later, no drilling or seismic testing has taken place in the re…

Eds. (2020-06-28). All of us began with Marta Harnecker. mronline.org During an interview, then-Bolivia Vice President àÅlvaro García Linera and Spanish state parliamentarian Pablo Iglesias were exchanging ideas on classic texts and their own initiation into politics when the Spanish activist proclaimed: "All of us began with Marta Harnecker".

R. Robertson (2020-06-28). Victory for San Mateo Co. Inmates After Ten Day Hunger Strike. indybay.org Protesters' voices have finally been heard after a 10 day hunger strike at San Mateo County's Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. [Photo of anti-police brutality activist Missy at a rally at the historic old courthouse in Redwood City on June 21.]…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). UN privileges status quo over both peace and justice: American scholar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Kevin Barret who has been known as one of America's best-known critics of the war on terror, says the United Nations cannot be considered as "a genuinely democratic international organization", arguing it has instead been as an "instrument of American and Western soft power".

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). VIDEO: Protesters in Colorado shut down highway. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The protesters in US' Colorado shut down Highway 225 Saturday in a peaceful demonstration calling for justice in the death of Elijah McClain who died last August during a confrontation with Aurora police officers.

IMEMC News (2020-06-28). Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Northern Plains Of West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in 'Atouf village in the West Bank's Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. The head of 'Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, …

Fight Back (2020-06-28). Coloradans demand justice for Elijah McClain. fightbacknews.org Aurora, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) joined thousands in Aurora on June 27 to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man murdered by police in August of 2019. In the wake of weeks of protests for George Floyd, as well as numerous call-ins, intense social media pressure, and petitions involving millions of signatures, McClain's case was reopened by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his story has gone viral, garnering national attention. | The three officers who killed McClain had come in response to a call of a 'suspicious person,' who, it was made clear on the call, was unar…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-28). Italian metalworkers protest demanding better work conditions. peoplesdispatch.org On June 25, Italian metalworkers staged a protest in Rome seeking the resolution of issues regarding working conditions as the country seeks to reopen. Protesters made it clear that there can be no return to the old normal and sought immediate action.

Jon Skolnik (2020-06-28). Tomi Lahren Doesn't Let Her Color Blindness Define Her. dissidentvoice.org In 2016, Tomi Lahren, right-wing talk show host on Fox Nation, opened up during an emotional interview on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and revealed a rare condition she's lived with her entire life. "I don't see color," she told Noah, holding back tears during a poignant discussion about the Ferguson protests. Despite her …

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Trump Tax Cuts Architect Says Nancy Pelosi Will Be Biden's 'Co-President' if He Wins. sputniknews.com On Thursday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden surged ahead of Donald Trump in battleground states crucial for a 2020 victory in 19 different polls by four pollsters, with the president's flagging approval ratings thought to be connected to his handling of coronavirus and the protests that followed the death of George Floyd.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Joe Biden Election Campaign Discloses Over One Third of Staff People of Colour, Majority Female. sputniknews.com White House hopeful Joe Biden has been evading questions over the diversity of his campaign staff since the Democratic primaries, with the issue now pushed to the forefront amid the continuing protests against racism and police brutality erupting across the country in the wake of the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons US ambs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the US ambassador to Beirut to protest against his interference in the country's internal affairs.

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-28). Monday June 29 – Protest to Stop Eviction of 1921 Walnut St. Tenants. indybay.org Protect The Tenants During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: | The tenants at 1921 Walnut St are facing eviction and displacement from their rent-controlled apartments and unwittingly find themselves in a "David v's Goliath" struggle with the Regents of the University of California!

Invidisible, Demand Justice, other (2020-06-28). Tuesday 6/30: Virtual Protest Against Stolen SCOTUS: Fight Back for Fair Courts! indybay.org Online/virtual…

Midnite Street Artists (2020-06-28). Two Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto. indybay.org Women occupied the street in front of Palo Alto City Hall from 2am on Juneteenth to paint a giant B-L-M on Hamilton Ave, shutting down the roadway in both directions. Protests followed at noon and 5pm creating more street closures.

Maura Dolan (2020-06-28). London Breed pushes San Francisco reforms. zcomm.org Police no longer will respond to noncriminal calls…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-06-28). Fear in the JFK Assassination: Continued Secrecy, Fraudulent Autopsy. globalresearch.ca Let's now move to the autopsy that the U.S. military conducted on the President John F. Kennedy's body on the evening of the assassination, November 22, 1963. | Texas law required the autopsy to be …

Chris Walker (2020-06-28). Oakland School Board Unanimously Votes to Disband Its Own Police Force. zcomm.org Recent controversies involving the district's police force have led to renewed calls for it being disbanded…

Terry Everton (2020-06-28). Burger Chef and Dan Died on the Same Day. dissidentvoice.org If you're like most 16 year old males, there's a better than average chance that the suit inventory in your wardrobe consists of a total of one. And by suit I mean the matching sport coat and pants that was purchased on clearance from a discount warehouse that has as much chance of staying in …

subMedia (2020-06-28). System Fail #1: Riots across America. dissidentvoice.org The pilot episode of subMedia's brand new show, System Fail, looks at the incendiary riots that have swept across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the state's desperate attempts to bring things back under control. Featuring an interview with Oluchi Omeoga, co-founder and core organizer of the Black …

Jonathan Matthews (2020-06-28). Phony Experts with Veiled Conflicts of Interest Polluting Debates on GMOs, Glyphosate, Endocrine Disruptors. globalresearch.ca One of France's leading daily papers, Le Monde, just published an

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-06-28). The Test Set: Another Brick in the COVID-19 Disinformation Game Plan. globalresearch.ca Do you want the true answer, or do you want the answer given by propaganda, official government versions and the mainstream media? | I will give you the true, medical answer: the tests do not answer any of these questions, they …

Clarence Thomas (2020-06-28). Juneteenth 29-Port Shutdown, an Historic Success. zcomm.org Our Juneteenth action was the strongest and most militant demonstration to date in defense of the Port of Oakland. But we will not be fully effective if we don't run our own candidates to champion this struggle. We have to strike while the iron is hot…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-06-28). US Middle East Wars Far from Over. globalresearch.ca Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony. | Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington's Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion …

Alex Emmons (2020-06-28). Progressives Plan to Push Big Cuts to Defense Spending. zcomm.org "In the midst of the worst public health crisis in over 100 years and the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, we do not need to authorize $740.5 billion in bombs, weapons, fighter jets and endless wars."

Richard Falk (2020-06-28). Rogue States Sanction the International Criminal Court. zcomm.org It should be appreciated that while geopolitical actors can get away with murder, their rogue behavior is a precedent for all states, and weakens what procedures exist to uphold the most basic norms of international law…

IMEMC News (2020-06-28). Soldiers Invade Home Of Slain Palestinian In Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, the home of a young Palestinian man, on the first anniversary of his death by Israeli army fire, in the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mohammad Samir Obeid, who was only …

Free Press (2020-06-28). Facebook Advertiser Boycott. zcomm.org Zuckerberg Pledge to Fight Hate and Disinformation Falls Short Amid Growing Advertiser Boycott…

Robin D.G. Kelley (2020-06-28). How Today's Abolitionist Movement Can Fundamentally Change Country. zcomm.org It is really about creating a structure of caring and repair in which we all can benefit from our labor and our kind of collective generosity and create a whole new ethos, not just for the United States but for the world…

news.un (2020-06-28). UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom. news.un.org Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD, to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be urgently addressed.

Bianca Mugyenyi (2020-06-28). Building an Antiwar Perspective: Ten Questions to Guide a Reset of Canada's Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca With Canada suffering two consecutive defeats in its effort to gain a United Nations Security Council seat, the time has come to fundamentally reassess our foreign policy. | Ten years ago, the Conservative government's failure was largely explained as a rebuke …

yenisafak (2020-06-28). 'Get Britain moving again', PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan. yenisafak.com Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a plan this week to get Britain "moving again" after the coronavirus lockdown, when the government will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday.Johnson will make a speech on Tuesday to set out plans to fast-track building projects such as hospitals, schools, housing, and road and rail infrastructure, part of efforts to try to stem a fall in support for his government.The British leader has been criticised for his response to the coronavirus crisis, with opposition parties and some scientists saying the government…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). 'Fit as a butcher's dog': UK PM does press ups to show coronavirus recovery. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did some press ups to show he was "as fit as a butcher's dog" in an interview with the Mail on Sunday newspaper, just months after he fought for his life in hospital against the coronavirus.Johnson, well known for staging eye-catching stunts during the campaign to leave the European Union and as London's mayor, used the interview to unveil plans to spend on infrastructure to help Britain "bounce back" after the coronavirus lockdown.But the British leader was also keen to show he was returned to health after being in intensive care in April after testing positive for the corona…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Australia's Victoria state mandates coronavirus testing for travellers. yenisafak.com Australia's Victoria state will implement mandatory coronavirus tests for returning travellers after a sharp spike in infections over the past two weeks, the state's premier said on Sunday.The country's second-most populous state had 49 new cases on Sunday, its highest in more than two months and the 12th consecutive day of double-digit rises. The rest of Australia has seen almost no infections."Much like a bushfire, putting this out is challenging," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told a press conference, alluding to wildfires at the end of last year that burnt through vast swaths of the country."Containing it,…

Eric Wagner (2020-06-28). #BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco. indybay.org #BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco, June 26, 2020…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Japan seeking to use military force in Middle East waters: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — A Japanese media outlet says Tokyo has come to believe that using military force to protect cargo ships in Middle East waters is not contradictory to Article 9 of the country's constitution.

≈Ωivadin Jovanoviƒá (2020-06-28). Kosovo and Metohija is an Integral Part of Serbia. globalresearch.ca The real question is not whether the status of Kosovo and Metohija should be negotiated; the actual questions to be asked are: On which basis? About what? Whom with? | The sole legitimate basis is that Kosovo and Metohija is an …

Community Rising (2020-06-28). Rally and March Show LGBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they took over several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.

The Canary (2020-06-28). Government 'supporting' Leicester amid chance of local lockdown. thecanary.co The government says it is supporting officials in Leicester in their battle against coronavirus (Covid-19) after a report the city could be subject to Britain's first local lockdown this week. | The Sunday Times said the government was preparing to impose the lockdown "within days" after a surge in coronavirus cases in the city. | The paper said health secretary Matt Hancock had been examining legal aspects of the shutdown. This was after it was revealed 658 new cases were recorded in the Leicester area in the two weeks leading up to 16 June. | twitter.com/Leicester_News/status/127692…

Eliza Egret (2020-06-28). Meet journalist Beritan Canà∂zer, a threat to Turkish misogyny. thecanary.co When I That year, journalist Beritan Canà∂zer was

yenisafak (2020-06-28). COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 371,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 371,548 on Sunday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.According to the health agency's latest update, 9,484 people have died across the continent, which has 54 countries.At least 178,407 patients have also recovered.South Africa has the most cases with 131,800 while Egypt follows with 63,900.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 24,100 infections, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.Southern Africa, one of the five geographical regions in the continent, stands as the most affected with 137,000 cases.North Africa recor…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 256 to 193,499. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 256 to 193,499, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll rose by three to 8,957.

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Armed gangs kill 12 in northwest Nigeria. yenisafak.com At least 12 people died Saturday in an armed attack in western Nigeria, according to local media.The deaths occurred when armed gangs attacked the Unguwar Yabo village in Zamfara state.The country's northwest sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people, one of the largest ethnic groups widely dispersed across West Africa, and neighboring sedentary tribes.The Fulani, who migrated to the south to graze animals, claim farmers have tried to steal their animals and attack their people.Armed groups sometimes take advantage of the conflicts and organize attacks.Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in t…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Turkey key player in humanitarian aid to Syria: UN. yenisafak.com The humanitarian situation in Syria remains alarming as it enters the 10th year of civil war, said a UN spokesman."There has been a reduction in fighting (in Syria), but that has not solved the problem for about 2.8 million people that are there who need our support. To help them, Turkey is a key player," Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Last month, 1,800 truckloads of aid crossed the border from Turkey to Idlib, northwestern Syria, Laerke noted.He said the country also helps the UN deliver aid in Syria.Laerk…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). 13 doctors die from coronavirus in Iraq. yenisafak.com Iraqi authorities said Sunday 13 doctors have succumbed to coronavirus in the country since February.A further 775 doctors have contracted the virus, Abdulalameer al-Shimmary, head of Iraq's Doctors' Association, told Anadolu Agency."All doctors are doing their utmost efforts to provide services to patients at the available resources," he said.Fears have been growing across Iraq over the collapse of the country's health system amid a surge in infections.Iraq's confirmed virus cases have reached 43,262, including 1,660 deaths, and 19,983 recoveries.The government has imposed a partial curfew, banned gatherings an…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Turkey criticizes US human trafficking report. yenisafak.com The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2020 affirmed Turkey's efforts against human trafficking but expressed disappointment that the country had not moved a level up yet, according to a statement."Turkey is home to more than 4 million displaced people, and takes on more and more migrants each year, due to the instabilities and conflicts in our region. Despite that, Turkey is fighting human trafficking quite decisively," the Foreign Ministry said.It went on to say that Turkey has implemented related deals and laws, created awareness in the society on the matter, sought and protected victims, and brought criminal…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Beijing. yenisafak.com Mainland China on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, mostly in the Chinese capital of Beijing.The National Health Commission said 17 new infections were confirmed on Saturday, down from 21 a day earlier.In Beijing, 14 new confirmed cases were reported, down from 17 a day earlier.Since June 11 when Beijing reported its first case in the current outbreak, stemming from a sprawling wholesale food centre in the southwest of the capital, 311 people in the city of more than 20 million have contracted the virus.Mainland China reported three new so-called imported cases on Friday, infections linked to travellers a…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite court-imposed ban. yenisafak.com Lebanese media broadcast interviews with the U.S. ambassador on Sunday, ignoring a ruling by a judge who banned the diplomat from television for a year over remarks that criticised the powerful Shi'ite movement Hezbollah.Hezbollah is the main political force behind the Lebanese government. Washington considers the heavily armed pro-Iran movement to be a terrorist group.In an interview with Saudi-owned AlHadath television on Friday, U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea said Hezbollah's behaviour was preventing Lebanon from properly dealing with a deep economic crisis.A Shi'ite judge in the southern city of Tyre ruled on S…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Global coronavirus cases top 10 million. yenisafak.com Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.The worldwide tally of virus-linked deaths has reached 499,124, while the number of recoveries tops five million.The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.5 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 125,500.Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second-highest number of infections worldwide with 1.31 million.Russia, India, Italy, Spain and the UK are also among the hardest-hit countries in the world.China, the ground zero…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Turkish soldier martyred by terrorists in N.Iraq. yenisafak.com A Turkish soldier was martyred in a clash with terrorists in Operation Claw-Tiger zone in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Sunday.The ministry offered condolences to the family of the soldier and the Turkish nation.Turkey's operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched last week to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the threat of the PKK and other terrorist groups, who often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border attacks.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, th…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan. yenisafak.com The White House on Saturday also denied that Trump was briefed on U.S. intelligence regarding the affair but it did not address the merits of the intelligence. The Director of National Intelligence also said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed, and called the Times report inaccurate."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us," Trump tweeted, calling on the newspaper to…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Israel delays decision to restrict gun possession. yenisafak.com Israel's public security minister has postponed the enforcement of a decision requiring private security guards to check their guns at work.The decision was scheduled to take effect on July 1. Amir Ohana cited the possible outbreak of security disturbances over a planned annexation of parts of the West Bank for delaying the enforcement of the decision, according to the state-run KAN TV channel.Former public security minister Gilad Erdan had earlier decided to ban security guards from taking their guns at home at the end of their shifts. The order came after the killing of a woman by her partner, who worked as an…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Thousands in western Myanmar flee as army plans operations, monitors say. yenisafak.com Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned "clearance operations" against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.But a government spokesman said late on Saturday an evacuation order issued by border-affairs officials had been revoked. Border affairs acknowledged issuing the order through the local administrator but said it affected fewer villages.The warning to the village leaders came in a letter written on Wednesday, which was seen by Reuters and verified by a state government minister,…

_____ (2020-06-28). Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Boycott Police Work In Wake Of Killings. popularresistance.org The tide of reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality that has been sweeping through institutions — including scientific ones — has reached universities' normally reclusive mathematics departments. A group of mathematicians in the United States has written a letter calling for their colleagues to stop collaborating with police because of the widely documented disparities in how US law-enforcement agencies treat people of different races and ethnicities. They concentrate their criticism on predictive policing, a maths-based technique aimed at stopping crime before it occurs. | The letter, dated…

_____ (2020-06-28). Detroit Fiat Chrysler Workers Halt Production For Second Day. popularresistance.org Workers continued their courageous production stoppage at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit on Friday. Workers on "B crew" entered the plant at 4: 30 p.m. and refused to work under conditions where basic safety and health protocols, including social distancing measures and cleaning guidelines, are being flouted by the corporation and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) in order to maximize profits. | Production at the plant remained at a standstill due to the workers' action against the corporation and the UAW and a lack of labor due to the refusal of workers to report for work out…

_____ (2020-06-28). Families Of Deceased Workers Sue Tyson Over Outbreak At Meatpacking Plant. popularresistance.org The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives Thursday, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them on the job. | The lawsuit alleges that Tyson officials were aware the virus was spreading at the Waterloo pork processing plant by late March or early April but kept that information from employees and the public. | As the outbreak grew, the company failed to implement safety measures, allowed some sick and exposed employees to remain on the production line, and falsely assured workers and…

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Labour's Starmer Outstrips Johnson as 'Preferred PM' Over Disapproval of Handling of Pandemic- Poll. sputniknews.com Keir Starmer, who won the Labour leadership election in April and brought to an end his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn's tenure of close to five years, has been lambasting the prime minister for the "undermined public trust" in the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). 'Not My Fault I'm White': Ex-Formula 1 Boss Ecclestone Defends 'Black People More Racist' Statement. sputniknews.com On Friday Former Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone came under fire after an appearance on CNN Sport, where he claimed that, in his opinion, in many cases "Black people are more racist than what white people are."

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Scientists Say They Witnessed Flare Caused by Collision of Two Black Holes. sputniknews.com The discovery itself is a sensation since black holes are regions of spacetime where levels of gravity are so strong that nothing — not even light — can escape them, which means that even when two black holes collide they should not emit any light waves.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). India Deploys Quick Reaction Air Defence System Amid Raging Chinese Jets, Helicopters Near Ladakh. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China are engaged in massive deployments of troops, artillery, and heavy vehicles in the Ladakh region, including the Depsang Plains — very close to the Karakoram Pass. While the Indian Army has claimed that there was a "mutual consensus" on disengagement on 22 June, the military build-up continues by both sides.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Brussels Warns It May Restrict Chinese Investment in EU Unless Beijing Does More to Open Its Markets. sputniknews.com China and the European Union recorded some €560 billion in trade in 2019, with the EU posting a trade deficit of €164 billion. The two sides have been working on a 'Comprehensive Agreement on Investment', aimed at creating 'new investment opportunities for European companies' in China, for over half a decade now.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). India Vows to Build Firewall Against China's Power Equipment, Reports Claim. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): China has conquered India's power sector market with its cost-effective equipment and quick delivery. As per government records, China accounts for around 40 percent of power plant imports, which India has failed to reduce despite making changes in the country's power policy in recent years.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). US preventing export of medicine needed for chemical victims: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Referring to the remarks of FM Zarif, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its twitter account wrote that the United States is preventing export of the medicine needed for chemical warfare victims.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iran, flagbearer in fight against narcotics in world: Gharibabadi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi said that Islamic Republic of Iran is forerunner and pioneer in the fight against narcotic drugs in the world.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). People's livelihood must be our main concern: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the economy and people's livelihood must be the main concern of authorities at the present time.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Black box of Ukrainian plane to be decoded on July 20: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Sunday that decoding the black box of the Ukrainian plane will begin on July 20, under the supervision of an Iranian team in France.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). MEK, by all means a terror cult: Iran's Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) is a terror cult.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Gasoline export to Venezuela trade deal: oil min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Stressing Iran has not given gasoline to Venezuela for free, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that exporting gasoline to Venezuela was a trade deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Ayatollah Khamenei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will be held on June 29.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,489 new infections, 144 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,489 people across the country in the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). VIDEO: Slacklining near Ganjnameh waterfall of Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — A slackline has been set up near the Ganjnameh waterfall in Hamedan where adventurous people come to practice this exciting sport.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Golestan prov., hub of Iran's silkworm farms. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Golestan province, in north Iran, is one of the hubs of growing silkworms and producing silk in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Find the (best) Iranian Realtors in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Home buying is often an organized process, and it may take a year or more before the actual purchase time arrives.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iranian police bust over 16 tons of narcotics in a week: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Over 16 tons of illegal drugs have been busted by Iran's anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week, according to an official in Iran Drug Control Headquarters.

Laborfest (2020-06-28). Wednesday 7/8: LaborFest 2020: Labor & The Murals with Howard Pflanzer. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

TOBY (2020-06-28). Saturday 7/4: July 4th: INDEPENDENCE from WAR! Banner Drops. indybay.org I-80 Pedestrian Bridge, just south of University Ave. | Meet up in parking lot in southwest corner of I-80 & University Ave. at 9: 50am.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-06-28). Argentina_Dario y Maxi: Memoria y contraimpunidad. indybay.org Argentina_Buenos Aires | 18 ANIVERSARIO DE LA MASACRE DE AVELLANEDA: | °JUSTICIA COMPLETA POR DARÂO Y MAXI!

APTP (2020-06-28). Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council. indybay.org We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…

Laborfest (2020-06-28). Saturday 7/11: LaborFest 2020: The Film — "The Dirty War on The National Health Service" indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Chris Carlsson (2020-06-28). Sunday 7/5: LaborFest 2020: Labor History Bike Tour. indybay.org This event is a bike ride in San Francisco. | Meet at 518 Valencia, near 16th St., SF at 12noon. | Please dress appropriately. | There is a sliding scale $15 — 50, benefiting Shaping San Francisco.

repost (2020-06-28). OPPOSE Wiener & the Worst Bills of 2020 and Back 1 Good Bill! Instantly Act Below on These. indybay.org The divisive and now-dead SB 50, by Bay Area state Sen. Scott Wiener, would have banned single-family zoning, allowed10-unit luxury apartments on ANY residential block, and allowed apartments several stories high in low-density communities.

Gifford Hartman (2020-06-28). Sunday 7/5: LaborFest 2020: Walk — San Francisco General Strike. indybay.org This is a free internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

WorkWeek (2020-06-28). 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.

Soni Lloyd (2020-06-28). Saturday 7/11: LaborFest 2020: Privatization, charters & the Defense Of Public Education. indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Laborfest (2020-06-28). Friday 7/10: LaborFest 2020: The Film — Gone Postal. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

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

World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco (2020-06-28). 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…

repost (2020-06-28). Stop SF City Privatization Of Balboa Reservoir For Developers. indybay.org The speculators and developers who run the San Francisco Planning Commission are supporting the privatization of the Balboa reservoir for speculators and developers including Avalon. It will come before the SF Board Of Supervisors in early August…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-28). Tuesday 7/7: LaborFest: Bread & Roses Labor History Story Telling with Retired Union Members. indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Martha Hubert (2020-06-28). Saturday 7/4: DEMILITARIZE banner drop. indybay.org Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280, in the Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park vicinity.

Edward Escobar (2020-06-28). Monday 7/6: LaborFest 2020: AB5, Tech Robber Barons and Slavery. indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

_____ (2020-06-28). Biden's Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing. strategic-culture.org Patrick J. BUCHANAN | Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted: | Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences. Trot him out to recite carefully scripted messages for the cameras. Then lead him back to his stall. | This enables Biden to avoid the blazing questions that are dividing not only Democrats and Republicans but liberals and leftists. And most of these issues touch on the explosive subject of race. | Consider. California's legislature…

_____ (2020-06-28). Convenience and Mobile Gaming are More Important for Most Than Liberty. strategic-culture.org Why do we tolerate the government violating our privacy? Because cellphones are useful, and their spying is completely imperceptible.

_____ (2020-06-28). Pseudo Trudeau's Red-Faced Defeat to Ireland for Security Council Seat. strategic-culture.org He once apologized for donning Black Face make-up and giving racist offense. Canadian liberal premier Justin Trudeau now has the red-faced embarrassment of explaining why his country lost out to Ireland in obtaining a seat on the UN Security Council. | Trudeau's government had spent twice ($1.74 million) as much as Ireland had in lobbying other UN member states to vote for its assignment to the Security Council. But it was Ireland — and another applicant Norway — which

_____ (2020-06-28). Impeachment Reminder of Our Toxic Foreign Aid. strategic-culture.org James BOVARD | Foreign aid to Ukraine helped spur the Democrats' effort to impeach and remove President Trump earlier this year. Ukraine was supposed to be on the verge of great progress until Trump pulled the rug out from under the heroic salvation effort by U.S. government bureaucrats. Unfortunately, Congress has devoted a hundred times more attention to the timing of aid to Ukraine than to its effectiveness. And most of the media coverage pretended that U.S. handouts abroad are as generous and uplifting as congressmen claim. | U.S. foreign aid has long fueled the poxes it promised to eradicate — especial…

South Front (2020-06-27). Major Mexican Cartels: Drug Wars and Business. globalresearch.ca A

Fight Back (2020-06-27). Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…

Abhijan Choudhury (2020-06-27). Israeli atrocities on the rise. peoplesdispatch.org Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. | The two reports cover May 2020 and the first fifteen days of June 2020, respectively, and compile data on acts committed by the Israeli government, armed forces and intelligence services to subjugate and oppress Palestinia…

PSL Webmaster (2020-06-27). VIDEO: What it means to be a member of the PSL. liberationnews.org Learn about one of the requirements of membership.

Shaniqua Pippen, Reds In Ed (2020-06-27). Defund the police, not education. liberationnews.org In every state, spending on "corrections" and policing grew at a much higher rate than education spending over the last 30 years.

G. Dunkel (2020-06-27). Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID. workers.org Over a million workers on 60,000 ships, moving hither and yon through the world's oceans, transport 80 percent of the world's trade. Container ships carrying cell phones, computers and frozen meat; ore, oil and chemical transports — all the necessities of modern life — need crews to move them safely . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-06-27). South African Communist Party supports Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19. workers.org The South African Communist Party (SACP) issued this statement on June 19. The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes the progressive thrust of the Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against Covid-19. The statement was released on Thursday, 18 June 2020, following the summit, which was attended . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-27). Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!'. workers.org Abolitionists are renewing their calls to abolish or at least defund campus police departments. This was first raised in Minneapolis, and now the demand is starting in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Campus police departments are rarely less viciously racist than city police and have less predictable behavior, but they are . . . |

The Canary (2020-06-27). US states reverse reopening measures as coronavirus cases hit record high. thecanary.co Texas and Florida have clamped down on bars as the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases per day in the US surged to an all-time high of 40,000.Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars to close, while Florida banned alcohol at all such establishments.Health experts have said a disturbingly large number of cases are being seen among young people who are going out again, often without wearing masks or observing other social-distancing rules. Abbott said: It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars. | New data from our Corona…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-27). Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given on a June 25 Workers World Party webinar on "LGBTQ2S+ and the Black Lives Matter movement." How fortunate we all are to be in the struggle together this particular June Pride Month — a month of historic uprising and outcry . . . |

The Canary (2020-06-27). Mother of murder victims says Met police officers 'dehumanised' her daughters by taking selfies at crime scene. thecanary.co The mother of two sisters who were murdered in a London park has criticised the Metropolitan Police after officers allegedly shared "inappropriate" photographs of the crime scene.Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, are believed to have been stabbed to death by a stranger at Fryent Country Park in north-west London. The incident occurred in the early hours of 6 June.Flowers at an entrance to Fryent Country Park following the murder (Dominic Lipinski/PA)While no one has been charged with their murder, two police officers have been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. They were arrested afte…

The Canary (2020-06-27). Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…

Anand Naidoo (2020-06-27). The Heat: Former U.S. Natl. Security Adviser's controversial memoir. america.cgtn.com As the title claims — John Bolton was in "the room where it happened." The Heat goes inside the pages of the former U.S. National Security Adviser's White House memoir.

RT (2020-06-27). 'You're always crazy until you're right': BLM leader compares Defund the Police to innovators like Steve Jobs & Einstein on RT. rt.com Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome told RT President Donald Trump is encouraging violence against him and the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police movements, which are led by "changemakers." | Newsome gained national attention this week following a The tweet, Newsome says, "put a target on a movement that most Am…

RT (2020-06-27). Shush! Russia's leading design studio used AI 'employee' for making customer logos for months… and NOBODY noticed. rt.com Why make something yourself when you can get a bot to do it? A Russian art design studio has been using an AI neural network to create logos for more than a year — all the while keeping its customers in the dark.

RT (2020-06-27). Woodrow Wilson faces woke revenge at Princeton University for 'racism.' Is Roosevelt next? rt.com Princeton has decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school over his segregationist views, in the same way other historical leaders have been targeted during the protests over the death of George Floyd. | "Wilson's racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake," the university's president, Christopher L Eisgruber, announced in a letter sent to the school community on Saturday. | Removing Wilson's name from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs had actually been discussed four years ago, though the trustees decided at that time to retain it. It appears tha…

RT (2020-06-27). Zuckerberg loses $7.2 BILLION after corporate ad boycott pressing Facebook to police 'hate speech'. rt.com Plummeting Facebook shares have wiped out billions of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal wealth. The impetus? Corporations such as Coca-Cola and Verizon have pulled their ads, demanding that Facebook censor hate speech. | Zuckerberg lost $7.2 billion, after Facebook's shares fell by 8.3 percent on Friday, Bloomberg reported. The dive in value happened after Unilever, one of the largest advertisers in the world, joined the list of major companies that suspended their ad campaigns on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. At around the same time, Coca-Cola said it was also pulling all its social-media ad…

RT (2020-06-27). Woke mafia puts John Wayne on the chopping block next as Cali Dems demand airport renamed. rt.com Democrats are calling for John Wayne Airport in Orange County to be renamed in protest of the long-dead actor's alleged racism, making him the latest historical figure being judged by today's cultural standards. | "There have been past efforts to get this done and now we're putting our name and our backing into this to make sure there is a name change," said Ada Briceño, chairperson of the Democratic Party of Orange County, following a resolution being passed calling for the airport to be be given the simple name: Orange County Airport. | Wayne's specific transgression are "racist and bigoted statements…

_____ (2020-06-27). Rewriting History & Rehabilitating George W. Bush. strategic-culture.org To hear Barack Obama now making the claim that Bush was committed to the rule of law and human rights is just the latest betrayal of a Democratic Party that has systematically prevented a reckoning for the crimes of the 43rd president, a party that is clearly uninterested in truth or accountability, and is more than willing to rewrite history to advance its political goals.

Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more (2020-06-27). 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.

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-27). PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral. imemc.org Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city …

Eliza Egret (2020-06-27). Antisemitism smears are being used to silence criticism of Israel. But supporters of Palestine won't shut up. thecanary.co Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence that some readers may find disturbing. | Take a look at this image of 11-year-old Mahmoud Sawalhi, a Palestinian boy from Gaza. In 2018, an Israeli sniper

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). UN should support Palestine human rights: Rep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) —Riadh Al-Mansoor, representative of Palestinian National Authority to UN, called on the United Nations and the international societies to support the interests and self-determination rights of all nations such as Palestine.

Norman Solomon (2020-06-27). Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party. indybay.org Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…

WSWS (2020-06-27). As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare. wsws.org An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.

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.

Ted Rall (2020-06-27). Resist Evictions and Foreclosures. zcomm.org COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest.

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares. imemc.org Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to …

yenisafak (2020-06-27). 'Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm'. yenisafak.com Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said a campaign of ignorance was manufactured in his country through schools, mass media, and Buddhist organizations against Rohingya, which eventually culminated in the genocide."The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims," said Zarni in an exclusive…

_____ (2020-06-27). US Government Expands Assange Indictment To Criminalize Assistance. popularresistance.org The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. | Sarah Harrison, who was a section editor for WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a former spokesperson, and Jacob Appelbaum, a digital activist who represented WikiLeaks at conferences, are targeted as "co-conspirators" in the indictment [PDF], though neither have been charged with offenses. | No charges were added, however, it significantly expands the conspiracy to commit computer intrusion char…

_____ (2020-06-27). Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel. popularresistance.org The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…

Staff (2020-06-27). Bree Newsome Took Down the Confederate Flag 5 Years Ago. She's Still Organizing. truthout.org Five years ago today, 30-year-old activist Bree Newsome Bass shocked the world by climbing a 30-foot flag pole and taking down the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State Capitol Building — a flag that state leaders had first raised in 1961 to tell the budding civil rights movement to "stay out!" | Almost 55 years later, Newsome put her boots, courage and backpack on, and defied those racist warnings in the most daring and audacious way possible, head-on. After taking the f…

BAACFJA (2020-06-27). 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…

_____ (2020-06-27). DOJ's New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes. popularresistance.org In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening "the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged." The names of certain organizations and individuals are masked, including that of a paid FBI informant who stole money from WikiLeaks and later confessed to having sex with nine underage boys in exchange for money and other valuables. | A decent chunk of the filing relates to Chelsea Manning, her interactions with Assange and other possi…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Iran, Iraq emphasize strengthening security, peace cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need for bolstering the development, peace and security cooperation between the two nations.

WSWS (2020-06-27). Brazilian health care workers strike for PPE and risk bonus. wsws.org On Thursday, health care professionals in the Brazilian state of Piauí started an indefinite strike as their counterparts in Rio de Janeiro launched protests.

WSWS (2020-06-27). New York City police commissioner defends vehicular assault on protesters. wsws.org Secure in the knowledge that city and state officials will support him, Commissioner Dermot Shea testified that officers who drove into a crowd of protesters last month did not violate department policy on the use of force.

WSWS (2020-06-27). Riverside Community Hospital nurses strike in California. wsws.org Nurses in the SEIU have launched a 10-day strike to protest staffing cuts while their for-profit hospital chain has received government bailouts.

_____ (2020-06-27). ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests. popularresistance.org Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence that erupted in the city last month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | The complaint alleges the use of force by Denver police, Denver sheriffs and Colorado State Patrol effectively "restricted, frustrated, and deterred" the First Amendment right of protesters in the city. The ACLU said police responded, "repeatedly with an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of forc…

sputniknews (2020-06-27). Minneapolis Protesters Remember Breonna Taylor, Highlight Police Brutality Against Black Women. sputniknews.com Thousands of demonstrators have gathered at Powderhorn Park in southern Minneapolis, Minnesota, to honor the life of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was murdered in her Louisville, Kentucky, home during a botched raid carried out by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers on March 13.

R. Robertson (2020-06-27). 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.

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.

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.

Candice Luo, Nitika Sanger, Nikhita Singhal, Kaitlin Pattrick, Ieta Shams, Hamnah Shahid, Peter Hoang, Joel Schmidt, Janice Lee, Sean Haber, Megan Puckering, Nicole Buchanan, Patsy Lee, Kim Ng, Sunny Sun, Sasha Kheyson, Douglas Cho-Yan Chung, Stephanie Sanger, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan (2020-06-27). A comparison of electronically-delivered and face to face cognitive behavioural therapies in depressive disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Although we found eCBT to have moderate evidence of effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression, high heterogeneity among studies precludes definitive conclusions for all outcomes. With the current reliance and accessibility of technology to increasing number of people worldwide, serious consideration in utilizing technology should be given to maximize accessibility for depression treatments. Our results found eCBT is at least as effective as face to face CBT, thus eCBT should be offered if preferred by patients and therapists.

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.

Deying HU, Yue KONG, Wengang LI, Qiuying HAN, Xin ZHANG, Li Xia ZHU, Su Wei WAN, Zuofeng LIU, Qu SHEN, Jingqiu YANG, Hong-Gu HE, Jiemin ZHU (2020-06-27). Frontline nurses' burnout, anxiety, depression, and fear statuses and their associated factors during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China: A large-scale cross-sectional study. thelancet.com The frontline nurses experienced a variety of mental health challenges, especially burnout and fear, which warrant attention and support from policymakers. Future interventions at the national and organisational levels are needed to improve mental health during this pandemic by preventing and managing skin lesions, building self-efficacy and resilience, providing sufficient social support, and ensuring frontline work willingness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Emeline Han, Shu-Ti Chiou, Martin McKee, Helena Legido-Quigley (2020-06-27). [Commentary] The resilience of Taiwan's health system to address the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com A new book by world-leading economists gives clear advice on how to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic: "Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes" [1]. Yet, countries that have done so are the exceptions rather than the rule — and one of them is Taiwan. With 446 cases and 7 deaths as 22nd of June 2020 in a population of 23.8 million, Taiwan has remained relatively unscathed so far despite its proximity to the virus epicentre [2]. How was Taiwan able to respond the way it did? Here, we examine Taiwan's response using the World Health Organization (WHO) health system building blocks [3].

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.

WSWS (2020-06-27). COVID-19 cases rise in Louisiana but governor refuses to reverse economic reopening. wsws.org The state's Democratic governor says restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping malls, gyms and many other businesses can operate at 50 percent occupancy.

Z3K3 (2020-06-27). The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools. zcomm.org Source: LA Progressive Photo by mikeledray/Shutterstock.com A great leap forward and victory is in sight 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"

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-27). Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus. imemc.org Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from …

The HighWire with Del Bigtree (2020-06-27). Anti-Maskers: Right or Selfish? dissidentvoice.org As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. See also: "Do Masks and Respirators Prevent Viral Respiratory Illnesses?"

Carter Dillard (2020-06-27). From COVID-19 to climate change, human overpopulation is the big white elephant in the room. nationofchange.org Experts warn that continued world population growth will make things worse.

Wayne Madsen (2020-06-27). Trump's 'Alternate History' and Rejection of Facts. thealtworld.com Future historians will scratch their heads when researching the annals and archives of the Donald Trump administration. Trump's denial of basic facts about history, science, and even the weather will undoubtedly result in his administration and the subsequent fall-out from it being called the "Age of Unreason." Trump and his administration often seize on erroneous information and turn them into, in what is in their minds, irrefutable facts. One example has been Trump's insistence that the 1918 influenza occurred in 1917. Trump and his advisers discount the fact that the "1918 flu" is thus named because it was…

WSWS (2020-06-27). New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported. wsws.org A new report gives an insight into the consequences of the city authorities' malign neglect as the virus spread amongst the homeless in the center of global finance.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-06-27). Trump Using Pandemic to Wage War on Immigrants and Separate Families. zcomm.org It looks like the president's goal is to make America white…

Henry A. Giroux (2020-06-27). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State. zcomm.org Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism…

Julia Conley (2020-06-27). 'Long Past Time': House Passes DC Statehood. zcomm.org "This momentum for D.C. statehood must continue—and it's now time to abolish the legislative filibuster to make D.C. statehood possible."

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-06-27). The absurdity of hiking oil prices amid lockdown and pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Taxing oil is the worst among all tax options when income sources have dried up. It will have the most deleterious effect on the level of output and employment…

news.un (2020-06-27). What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery? news.un.org As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil-fuel based business as usual.

news.un (2020-06-27). FROM THE FIELD: 'Major breakthrough' in fight against diseases spread by mosquitos. news.un.org The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) has announced a major breakthrough in the bid to scale up technology designed to suppress disease-carrying mosquitos, and bring dengue, yellow fever and Zika under control.

Fight Back (2020-06-27). Economic crisis deepens as pandemic surges. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – For the second week in a row, new applications for state unemployment insurance or UI did not drop by much, despite economists' expectations. New claims for the week ending June 20 were 1.48 million, down only 28,000 from last week's initial estimate. New applications for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, fell by 42,000 to 728,000 last week. Together the PUA and state unemployment insurance applications topped 2.2 million, only slightly lower than the 2.27 million total for the week before. | Continuing claims for state unemployment insurance, PUA, the Federal Pandemic Emergency…

Colin Todhunter (2020-06-27). The Business of Agriculture and Fiscal Prudence: The Vocabulary of the Oppressor. dissidentvoice.org The deregulation of international capital flows (financial liberalisation) has effectively turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world's richest capitalists. Under…

The Alternative World (2020-06-27). Bahrain: A Police State Built on Intimidation and Torture. thealtworld.com Exclusive— Welcome to Bahrain, the cemetery of the living, the home of chambers of death, the kingdom of widespread impunity, police brutality, extrajudicial killings and repression. | Welcome to Bahrain, where the most gruesome arts of torture are heinously and systematically practised by the security services, including the use of electro-shock devices, forced standing techniques, suspension in painful positions (while handcuffed and exposed to extreme cold or hot temperature), medical negligence, beatings, threats of rape or murder and sexual abuse, etc. in order to inflict permanent suffering on the peac…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-27). Mentally Replace Everything Before "U.S. Intelligence Says" With "Blah Blah We're Probably Lying" thealtworld.com "Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says", blares the To be clear, this is journalistic malpractice. Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishi…

Kate Shea Baird (2020-06-27). Lessons from the pandemic for the municipalists in Spain. zcomm.org The pandemic has damaged municipalism in Barcelona, but it has strengthened the municipalist hypothesis itself: our strength must be rooted in togetherness…

Ashley Curtin (2020-06-27). Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle RoundUp cancer cases. nationofchange.org Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."

WSWS (2020-06-27). Detroit Fiat Chrysler workers halt production for second day to demand COVID-19 protection. wsws.org The mounting struggles by workers against the back-to-work drive highlight the immense power of the working class in the fight to halt the deadly pandemic and the corporate-government attack on jobs and living standards.

Jon Schwarz (2020-06-27). Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality. zcomm.org History Suggests It Will Go Much Further…

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal. imemc.org A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Police claimed that the "knife-wielding" Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces. During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were …

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-06-27). How does COVID-19 causes the loss of smell? peoplesdispatch.org One of the myriad effects of COVID-19 is the loss of smell among some of the infected people. Rough Research and medical assessments hav…

2020-06-28: Social Media Postees

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US Plans to Break Up China: CIA Funding for Terrorists, Narco-trafficking and Proxies
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
The "loss" of China in 1949 was perhaps the biggest blow to strike American hegemony in…
globalresearch.ca/us-plans-splinter-chin…

Yes, defund the cops–and put them under community control
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-06-28
Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces.
mronline.org/2020/06/27/yes-defund-the-c…

Trump's Pandemic Failure Means A Second Great Depression Is Looming
Annie Lowrey | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Ending the pandemic was the only thing the government could have done to save the economy, Trump's botched response means without a second massive federal intervention millions of US families who are just keeping their head above water will sink…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-pandemic-fa…

Why Iran Won't be Broken
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | So what's goin' on in Iran? How did the Islamic Republic really respond to Covid-19? How is it coping with Washington's relentless "maximum pressure"? | These questions were the subject of a …
globalresearch.ca/why-iran-wont-broken/5…

The Coronavirus pandemic, ecological catastrophe and global capitalism: an interlocking phenomenon
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-28
The COVID-19 pandemic has unravelled the close structural links between the climate crisis and the global capitalist mode of production.
mronline.org/2020/06/28/the-coronavirus-…

Is the Deep State Attempting a Hybrid War in Mexico?
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
An important article by journalist Ben Norton appeared on the online outlet The Grayzone describing the content of a leaked document that consists "of an executive summary of 'Project BOA,' outlining what it calls a 'plan of action' — a …
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Trump's Second Thoughts on Juan Guaido are Not Enough
Steve Ellner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
After the president's change of heart on Venezuela, and the waning of Juan Guaidó and his party, the entire Washington political establishment have a lot of explaining to do…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-second-thou…

Trump Unloads on Bolton After Bolton Unloads on Trump
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
John Bolton's new memoir "The Room Where It Happened," which came out two days ago in spite of White House attempts to block it, is the standard kiss and tell that senior American politicians and officials tend to write …
globalresearch.ca/trump-unloads-bolton-a…

Trump Regime Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
Unacceptable Trump regime actions toward China keeps widening the rift between both countries. | Crossing one red line after another risks crossing one of no return. | US hostility toward China is all about its growing prominence on the world stage — …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-imposes-v…

What Happens if Congress and the White House Let Unemployment Benefits Expire?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
According to Labor Department figures, over 47 million US workers filed for unemployment benefits. | The true number is likely much higher as countless numbers of unemployed US workers haven't been able to file so far — many more to come …
globalresearch.ca/what-happens-congress-…

"COVID Cases" Versus the Real Virus
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
Media and governments globally are blanketing the world with the phrase "Covid Cases". Enter any three digit number plus "Covid Cases" into Google, and you'll get an idea of the magnitude of the brainwash. | Why is the phrase meaningless apart …
globalresearch.ca/covid-cases-versus-rea…

What Do Americans Know–and Want to Know–about Palestine?
Russell Vandenbroucke | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
We declared independence to achieve freedom from colonial rule; we still cherish ideals like liberty and justice for all. Palestinians yearn for the same…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-do-americans-…

'Ordinary' Israelis Don't Perceive Themselves as Ordinary People
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
On reading the enduring horrific daily news coming out of Palestine/Israel relating to the ongoing Jewish-state Nakba, I invariably feel a strong desire to discuss what is often the elephant in the room. It's an issue constantly on the minds …
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Israeli Troops Injure A number Of Palestinians In Alaghwar Area
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-28
Israeli troops injured on Sunday morning a number of Palestinian residents in the Alaghwar area of the West Bank. Local Palestinian sources reported that the injuries, caused to the residents, came during Israeli army's crackdown on a local peaceful march in the Atouf neighborhood in the northern Alaghwar area of …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-injure-…

Italian metalworkers protest demanding better work conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-28
On June 25, Italian metalworkers staged a protest in Rome seeking the resolution of issues regarding working conditions as the country seeks to reopen. Protesters made it clear that there can be no return to the old normal and sought immediate action.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/28/italian-m…

Tomi Lahren Doesn't Let Her Color Blindness Define Her
Jon Skolnik | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-28
In 2016, Tomi Lahren, right-wing talk show host on Fox Nation, opened up during an emotional interview on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and revealed a rare condition she's lived with her entire life. "I don't see color," she told Noah, holding back tears during a poignant discussion about the Ferguson protests. Despite her …
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The Stonewall Riots Didn't Start The Gay Rights Movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
Despite what you may hear during this year's fiftieth anniversary commemorations, Stonewall was not the spark that ignited the gay rights movement. The story is well known: A routine police raid of a mafia-owned gay bar in New York City sparked three nights of riots and, with them, the global gay rights movement. In fact it is conventional to date LGBTQ history into "before Stonewall" and "after Stonewall" periods–not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. British activists can join Stonewall UK, for example, while pride parades in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are called "Christopher Street…
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Friday 7/3: Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
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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Video: Idlib Militants Use Battle Tanks to Kill Each Other Under Turkish Nose
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
ISIS announced a new series of attacks against the Syrian Army in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. According to the terrorist group's news agency Amaq, ISIS cells ambushed an army unit near the town of al-Sukhna killing 2 soldiers, injuring a …
globalresearch.ca/video-idlib-militants-…

Greta Thunberg criticises leaders who want selfies with her to 'look good'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-28
Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has hit out at world leaders for taking pictures with her to "look good".The 17-year-old became a global star thanks to her climate activism. She gave a powerful speech at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in September 2019, in which she told world leaders: You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… how dare you!"It makes them seem like they care": As part of a series she's made for Swedish radio about her campaigning, Thunberg revealed that German chancellor Angela Merkel had queued up to have a "selfie" with her at the internatio…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/06/2…

Masked and distanced, Spanish PM Sanchez hits the campaign trail
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wore a mask and avoided shaking hands with supporters at a political rally on Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic prompted changes to campaigning ahead of regional elections.Polls in the Basque Country and Galicia on July 12 will be the first since Spain went into lockdown in March. Restrictions were eased on June 21, and Spaniards have been adapting to social distancing and precautionary measures in everyday life."The enemy of Spain is the virus," Socialist Sanchez told a reduced group of about 100 party faithful — all wearing masks and sitting the recommended 1.5 metres apar…
yenisafak.com/en/world/masked-and-distan…

Government Attacks Media As People's Media Reveals The Truth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. | For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power structure at risk. People saw government documents showing war crimes and violations of international law. We all saw police killing unarmed people and extreme militarized violence in response to nonviolent protests. These stories have been magnified by people realizing they are the media and sharing stories in their networks on a variety of platforms. | To maintain control, the power structure needs to stop people fr…
popularresistance.org/government-attacks…

US Killer Cops Mastered 'Fascist Israel's Technique Proudly Used On Palestinians'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
"Thank goodness there's an uprising," Waters told RT's 'Going Underground' on Tuesday, referring to the wave of protests and riots sweeping the US since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis last month. "It's about time." | The kneeling chokehold that killed Floyd was described by Waters as "an Israeli technique, proudly developed by the IDF in the occupied territories in Palestine." | An Israeli national police spokesman recently denied that his country's police force uses such a measure on suspects, and added that Israeli counterterrorism officers never taught the move to American polic…
popularresistance.org/us-killer-cops-mas…

Ten Point Agenda For The Global South
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which was in the throes of a crisis at the time. But, the NIEO was set aside and the world order was shaped in a neoliberal direction; this neoliberal orientation furthered the crisis and brought us to this current cul-de-sac of human possibilities. | Our team at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research developed a ten-point agenda for a post-COVID-19 world. Last week, I pr…
popularresistance.org/ten-point-agenda-f…

Activists Charged With Felonies After Delivering Formosa Plastic Pollution To Lobbyists
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
Two Louisiana environmental activists, Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, were taken in handcuffs and leg irons from a Baton Rouge police station to jail after they voluntarily surrendered themselves on felony charges after months' earlier delivering plastic pollution pulled from Texas waters to fossil fuel lobbyists' homes. The two posted bond and were released later the same day. | "The women are accused of terrorizing oil and gas lobbyists by giving them a file box full of plastic pellets found in Texas bays near a plastic manufacturing facility owned by Formosa Plastics," NOLA.com reports. | Rolfes and McIntosh a…
popularresistance.org/activists-charged-…

The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement's history. Thanks to a last-minute maneuver by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congressional Republicans succeeded in passing legislation allowing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. Some of the worst fears of environmental and Indigenous rights groups for what might happen under the administration appeared to be coming true. | However, two and a half years later, no drilling or seismic testing has taken place in the re…
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All of us began with Marta Harnecker
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-28
During an interview, then-Bolivia Vice President àÅlvaro García Linera and Spanish state parliamentarian Pablo Iglesias were exchanging ideas on classic texts and their own initiation into politics when the Spanish activist proclaimed: "All of us began with Marta Harnecker".
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VIDEO: Protesters in Colorado shut down highway
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The protesters in US' Colorado shut down Highway 225 Saturday in a peaceful demonstration calling for justice in the death of Elijah McClain who died last August during a confrontation with Aurora police officers.
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UN privileges status quo over both peace and justice: American scholar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Kevin Barret who has been known as one of America's best-known critics of the war on terror, says the United Nations cannot be considered as "a genuinely democratic international organization", arguing it has instead been as an "instrument of American and Western soft power".
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Victory for San Mateo Co. Inmates After Ten Day Hunger Strike
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Protesters' voices have finally been heard after a 10 day hunger strike at San Mateo County's Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. [Photo of anti-police brutality activist Missy at a rally at the historic old courthouse in Redwood City on June 21.]…
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Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Northern Plains Of West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-28
Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in 'Atouf village in the West Bank's Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. The head of 'Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, …
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Coloradans demand justice for Elijah McClain
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-28
Aurora, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) joined thousands in Aurora on June 27 to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man murdered by police in August of 2019. In the wake of weeks of protests for George Floyd, as well as numerous call-ins, intense social media pressure, and petitions involving millions of signatures, McClain's case was reopened by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his story has gone viral, garnering national attention. | The three officers who killed McClain had come in response to a call of a 'suspicious person,' who, it was made clear on the call, was unar…
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Protestors rally in Downtown San Diego after police shooting
Zachary Farber | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-28
Liberation News was there as protesters flocked to the scene where police shot man.
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Trump Tax Cuts Architect Says Nancy Pelosi Will Be Biden's 'Co-President' if He Wins
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
On Thursday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden surged ahead of Donald Trump in battleground states crucial for a 2020 victory in 19 different polls by four pollsters, with the president's flagging approval ratings thought to be connected to his handling of coronavirus and the protests that followed the death of George Floyd.
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Joe Biden Election Campaign Discloses Over One Third of Staff People of Colour, Majority Female
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
White House hopeful Joe Biden has been evading questions over the diversity of his campaign staff since the Democratic primaries, with the issue now pushed to the forefront amid the continuing protests against racism and police brutality erupting across the country in the wake of the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.
sputniknews.com/us/202006281079739235-jo…

Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons US ambs
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the US ambassador to Beirut to protest against his interference in the country's internal affairs.
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Monday June 29 – Protest to Stop Eviction of 1921 Walnut St. Tenants
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Protect The Tenants During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: | The tenants at 1921 Walnut St are facing eviction and displacement from their rent-controlled apartments and unwittingly find themselves in a "David v's Goliath" struggle with the Regents of the University of California!
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Tuesday 6/30: Virtual Protest Against Stolen SCOTUS: Fight Back for Fair Courts!
Invidisible, Demand Justice, other | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Online/virtual…
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Two Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto
Midnite Street Artists | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Women occupied the street in front of Palo Alto City Hall from 2am on Juneteenth to paint a giant B-L-M on Hamilton Ave, shutting down the roadway in both directions. Protests followed at noon and 5pm creating more street closures.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883467…

UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom
news.un.org | 2020-06-28
Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD, to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be urgently addressed.
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US Middle East Wars Far from Over
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony. | Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington's Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion …
globalresearch.ca/us-middle-east-wars-fa…

Burger Chef and Dan Died on the Same Day
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-28
If you're like most 16 year old males, there's a better than average chance that the suit inventory in your wardrobe consists of a total of one. And by suit I mean the matching sport coat and pants that was purchased on clearance from a discount warehouse that has as much chance of staying in …
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London Breed pushes San Francisco reforms
Maura Dolan | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Police no longer will respond to noncriminal calls…
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Facebook Advertiser Boycott
Free Press | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Zuckerberg Pledge to Fight Hate and Disinformation Falls Short Amid Growing Advertiser Boycott…
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How Today's Abolitionist Movement Can Fundamentally Change Country
Robin D.G. Kelley | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
It is really about creating a structure of caring and repair in which we all can benefit from our labor and our kind of collective generosity and create a whole new ethos, not just for the United States but for the world…
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The Sin Just Continues!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
You know, nations commit sins just as individuals do. Sometimes there is a marriage between individuals and nations that sin as one. This is the case of my dear country, the place of my birth and actually the only country …
globalresearch.ca/sin-just-continues/571…

Progressives Plan to Push Big Cuts to Defense Spending
Alex Emmons | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
"In the midst of the worst public health crisis in over 100 years and the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, we do not need to authorize $740.5 billion in bombs, weapons, fighter jets and endless wars."
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Rogue States Sanction the International Criminal Court
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
It should be appreciated that while geopolitical actors can get away with murder, their rogue behavior is a precedent for all states, and weakens what procedures exist to uphold the most basic norms of international law…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/rogue-states-sanct…

Oakland School Board Unanimously Votes to Disband Its Own Police Force
Chris Walker | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Recent controversies involving the district's police force have led to renewed calls for it being disbanded…
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How Racism Gets Taught and Misrepresented in Our Schools
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-28
The not-so-subtle purpose of compulsory schooling is to ensure a populace subservient to the status quo which primarily serves the ruling class. What we call education is derived from a Prussian model designed to reward individuals based on how well they stay in line and do as they're told through the process of grading. It's …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/how-racism-ge…

The Test Set: Another Brick in the COVID-19 Disinformation Game Plan
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
Do you want the true answer, or do you want the answer given by propaganda, official government versions and the mainstream media? | I will give you the true, medical answer: the tests do not answer any of these questions, they …
globalresearch.ca/the-test-set-another-b…

Phony Experts with Veiled Conflicts of Interest Polluting Debates on GMOs, Glyphosate, Endocrine Disruptors
Jonathan Matthews | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
One of France's leading daily papers, Le Monde, just published an article on how "a group of toxicologists with tenuous expertise and veiled conflicts of interest are working to derail the implementation of European regulations" on endocrine disruptors — synthetic …
globalresearch.ca/phony-experts-veiled-c…

Juneteenth 29-Port Shutdown, an Historic Success
Clarence Thomas | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Our Juneteenth action was the strongest and most militant demonstration to date in defense of the Port of Oakland. But we will not be fully effective if we don't run our own candidates to champion this struggle. We have to strike while the iron is hot…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/juneteenth-29-port…

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander — Review (ft. Step Back History)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-28
Radical Reviewer and Tristan from Step Back History review The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
mronline.org/2020/06/27/the-new-jim-crow…

Soldiers Invade Home Of Slain Palestinian In Occupied Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-06-28
Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, the home of a young Palestinian man, on the first anniversary of his death by Israeli army fire, in the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mohammad Samir Obeid, who was only …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-invade-home-o…

The Test Set: Another Brick in the COVID-19 Disinformation Game Plan
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
In COVID-19, the tests attempt to answer the following fundamental questions: | Are you infected? Are you contagious? Have you been infected? Are you immune (protected) to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and for how long? | Do you want the true answer, or …
globalresearch.ca/the-test-set-another-b…

System Fail #1: Riots across America
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-28
The pilot episode of subMedia's brand new show, System Fail, looks at the incendiary riots that have swept across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the state's desperate attempts to bring things back under control. Featuring an interview with Oluchi Omeoga, co-founder and core organizer of the Black …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/system-fail-1…

Fear in the JFK Assassination: Continued Secrecy, Fraudulent Autopsy
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
Read part 1 here. | Let's now move to the autopsy that the U.S. military conducted on the President John F. Kennedy's body on the evening of the assassination, November 22, 1963. | Texas law required the autopsy to be …
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Road to Perdition
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
How did wildlife groups start collaborating in the destruction of nature?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/road-to-perdition/

Building an Antiwar Perspective: Ten Questions to Guide a Reset of Canada's Foreign Policy
Bianca Mugyenyi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
With Canada suffering two consecutive defeats in its effort to gain a United Nations Security Council seat, the time has come to fundamentally reassess our foreign policy. | Ten years ago, the Conservative government's failure was largely explained as a rebuke …
globalresearch.ca/ten-questions-guide-re…

'Get Britain moving again', PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a plan this week to get Britain "moving again" after the coronavirus lockdown, when the government will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday.Johnson will make a speech on Tuesday to set out plans to fast-track building projects such as hospitals, schools, housing, and road and rail infrastructure, part of efforts to try to stem a fall in support for his government.The British leader has been criticised for his response to the coronavirus crisis, with opposition parties and some scientists saying the government…
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'Fit as a butcher's dog': UK PM does press ups to show coronavirus recovery
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did some press ups to show he was "as fit as a butcher's dog" in an interview with the Mail on Sunday newspaper, just months after he fought for his life in hospital against the coronavirus.Johnson, well known for staging eye-catching stunts during the campaign to leave the European Union and as London's mayor, used the interview to unveil plans to spend on infrastructure to help Britain "bounce back" after the coronavirus lockdown.But the British leader was also keen to show he was returned to health after being in intensive care in April after testing positive for the corona…
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The Age of Chatham House and the British Roots of NATO
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-28
NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's recent announcement of a NATO 2030 anti-nation state vision to extend the spheres of NATO's jurisdiction into the Pacific to contain China demonstrates a disturbing ideology which can lead nowhere but World War III if not nipped in the bud soon. | In my previous article NATO 2030: Making a Bad Idea Worse, I promised to shed light on the paradoxical situation of NATO's unabashed unipolar agenda on one hand and the many examples of President Trump's resistance t…
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Australia's Victoria state mandates coronavirus testing for travellers
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Australia's Victoria state will implement mandatory coronavirus tests for returning travellers after a sharp spike in infections over the past two weeks, the state's premier said on Sunday.The country's second-most populous state had 49 new cases on Sunday, its highest in more than two months and the 12th consecutive day of double-digit rises. The rest of Australia has seen almost no infections."Much like a bushfire, putting this out is challenging," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told a press conference, alluding to wildfires at the end of last year that burnt through vast swaths of the country."Containing it,…
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McCarthyism Down Under
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a somber press conference on Friday to announce that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) had conducted a raid on a sitting member of the New South Wales parliament all because, so far, he'd said favorable things about China and had traveled to the country. | The Murdoch-owned Australian newspaper reported that the office and Sydney home of NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane had been raided because he "has repeatedly praised Beijing, even describing Chinese President Xi Jingping's response to the COVID-19 pande…
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Angela Davis on "Mainstream Feminism"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-28
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#BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco
Eric Wagner | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
#BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco, June 26, 2020…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883463…

Japan seeking to use military force in Middle East waters: report
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — A Japanese media outlet says Tokyo has come to believe that using military force to protect cargo ships in Middle East waters is not contradictory to Article 9 of the country's constitution.
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Kosovo and Metohija is an Integral Part of Serbia
Živadin Jovanović | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-28
The real question is not whether the status of Kosovo and Metohija should be negotiated; the actual questions to be asked are: On which basis? About what? Whom with? | The sole legitimate basis is that Kosovo and Metohija is an …
globalresearch.ca/kosovo-and-metohija-is…

Rally and March Show LGBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter
Community Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they took over several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

Government 'supporting' Leicester amid chance of local lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-28
The government says it is supporting officials in Leicester in their battle against coronavirus (Covid-19) after a report the city could be subject to Britain's first local lockdown this week. | The Sunday Times said the government was preparing to impose the lockdown "within days" after a surge in coronavirus cases in the city. | The paper said health secretary Matt Hancock had been examining legal aspects of the shutdown. This was after it was revealed 658 new cases were recorded in the Leicester area in the two weeks leading up to 16 June. | twitter.com/Leicester_News/status/127692…
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Meet journalist Beritan Canà∂zer, a threat to Turkish misogyny
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-06-28
When I first interviewed Kurdish women journalists in 2015, I was in awe at their bravery. As reporters in Bakur (the majority-Kurdish area of Turkey), they risked prison, faced death threats from the police, and were even targeted with live ammunition while reporting. | That year, journalist Beritan Canà∂zer was arrested and imprisoned by Turkey for 'propagandising for a terrorist organisatio…
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Thousands in western Myanmar flee as army plans operations, monitors say
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned "clearance operations" against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.But a government spokesman said late on Saturday an evacuation order issued by border-affairs officials had been revoked. Border affairs acknowledged issuing the order through the local administrator but said it affected fewer villages.The warning to the village leaders came in a letter written on Wednesday, which was seen by Reuters and verified by a state government minister,…
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US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite court-imposed ban
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Lebanese media broadcast interviews with the U.S. ambassador on Sunday, ignoring a ruling by a judge who banned the diplomat from television for a year over remarks that criticised the powerful Shi'ite movement Hezbollah.Hezbollah is the main political force behind the Lebanese government. Washington considers the heavily armed pro-Iran movement to be a terrorist group.In an interview with Saudi-owned AlHadath television on Friday, U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea said Hezbollah's behaviour was preventing Lebanon from properly dealing with a deep economic crisis.A Shi'ite judge in the southern city of Tyre ruled on S…
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-ambassador-app…

COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 371,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 371,548 on Sunday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.According to the health agency's latest update, 9,484 people have died across the continent, which has 54 countries.At least 178,407 patients have also recovered.South Africa has the most cases with 131,800 while Egypt follows with 63,900.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 24,100 infections, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.Southern Africa, one of the five geographical regions in the continent, stands as the most affected with 137,000 cases.North Africa recor…
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Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The White House on Saturday also denied that Trump was briefed on U.S. intelligence regarding the affair but it did not address the merits of the intelligence. The Director of National Intelligence also said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed, and called the Times report inaccurate."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us," Trump tweeted, calling on the newspaper to…
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Global coronavirus cases top 10 million
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.The worldwide tally of virus-linked deaths has reached 499,124, while the number of recoveries tops five million.The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.5 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 125,500.Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second-highest number of infections worldwide with 1.31 million.Russia, India, Italy, Spain and the UK are also among the hardest-hit countries in the world.China, the ground zero…
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Turkish soldier martyred by terrorists in N.Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
A Turkish soldier was martyred in a clash with terrorists in Operation Claw-Tiger zone in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Sunday.The ministry offered condolences to the family of the soldier and the Turkish nation.Turkey's operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched last week to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the threat of the PKK and other terrorist groups, who often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border attacks.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, th…
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Turkey key player in humanitarian aid to Syria: UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The humanitarian situation in Syria remains alarming as it enters the 10th year of civil war, said a UN spokesman."There has been a reduction in fighting (in Syria), but that has not solved the problem for about 2.8 million people that are there who need our support. To help them, Turkey is a key player," Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Last month, 1,800 truckloads of aid crossed the border from Turkey to Idlib, northwestern Syria, Laerke noted.He said the country also helps the UN deliver aid in Syria.Laerk…
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Turkey criticizes US human trafficking report
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2020 affirmed Turkey's efforts against human trafficking but expressed disappointment that the country had not moved a level up yet, according to a statement."Turkey is home to more than 4 million displaced people, and takes on more and more migrants each year, due to the instabilities and conflicts in our region. Despite that, Turkey is fighting human trafficking quite decisively," the Foreign Ministry said.It went on to say that Turkey has implemented related deals and laws, created awareness in the society on the matter, sought and protected victims, and brought criminal…
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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 256 to 193,499
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 256 to 193,499, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll rose by three to 8,957.
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Israel delays decision to restrict gun possession
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Israel's public security minister has postponed the enforcement of a decision requiring private security guards to check their guns at work.The decision was scheduled to take effect on July 1. Amir Ohana cited the possible outbreak of security disturbances over a planned annexation of parts of the West Bank for delaying the enforcement of the decision, according to the state-run KAN TV channel.Former public security minister Gilad Erdan had earlier decided to ban security guards from taking their guns at home at the end of their shifts. The order came after the killing of a woman by her partner, who worked as an…
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China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Beijing
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Mainland China on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, mostly in the Chinese capital of Beijing.The National Health Commission said 17 new infections were confirmed on Saturday, down from 21 a day earlier.In Beijing, 14 new confirmed cases were reported, down from 17 a day earlier.Since June 11 when Beijing reported its first case in the current outbreak, stemming from a sprawling wholesale food centre in the southwest of the capital, 311 people in the city of more than 20 million have contracted the virus.Mainland China reported three new so-called imported cases on Friday, infections linked to travellers a…
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Armed gangs kill 12 in northwest Nigeria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
At least 12 people died Saturday in an armed attack in western Nigeria, according to local media.The deaths occurred when armed gangs attacked the Unguwar Yabo village in Zamfara state.The country's northwest sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people, one of the largest ethnic groups widely dispersed across West Africa, and neighboring sedentary tribes.The Fulani, who migrated to the south to graze animals, claim farmers have tried to steal their animals and attack their people.Armed groups sometimes take advantage of the conflicts and organize attacks.Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in t…
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13 doctors die from coronavirus in Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
Iraqi authorities said Sunday 13 doctors have succumbed to coronavirus in the country since February.A further 775 doctors have contracted the virus, Abdulalameer al-Shimmary, head of Iraq's Doctors' Association, told Anadolu Agency."All doctors are doing their utmost efforts to provide services to patients at the available resources," he said.Fears have been growing across Iraq over the collapse of the country's health system amid a surge in infections.Iraq's confirmed virus cases have reached 43,262, including 1,660 deaths, and 19,983 recoveries.The government has imposed a partial curfew, banned gatherings an…
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Detroit Fiat Chrysler Workers Halt Production For Second Day
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
Workers continued their courageous production stoppage at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit on Friday. Workers on "B crew" entered the plant at 4: 30 p.m. and refused to work under conditions where basic safety and health protocols, including social distancing measures and cleaning guidelines, are being flouted by the corporation and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) in order to maximize profits. | Production at the plant remained at a standstill due to the workers' action against the corporation and the UAW and a lack of labor due to the refusal of workers to report for work out…
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Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Boycott Police Work In Wake Of Killings
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
The tide of reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality that has been sweeping through institutions — including scientific ones — has reached universities' normally reclusive mathematics departments. A group of mathematicians in the United States has written a letter calling for their colleagues to stop collaborating with police because of the widely documented disparities in how US law-enforcement agencies treat people of different races and ethnicities. They concentrate their criticism on predictive policing, a maths-based technique aimed at stopping crime before it occurs. | The letter, dated…
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Families Of Deceased Workers Sue Tyson Over Outbreak At Meatpacking Plant
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-28
The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives Thursday, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them on the job. | The lawsuit alleges that Tyson officials were aware the virus was spreading at the Waterloo pork processing plant by late March or early April but kept that information from employees and the public. | As the outbreak grew, the company failed to implement safety measures, allowed some sick and exposed employees to remain on the production line, and falsely assured workers and…
popularresistance.org/families-of-deceas…

Brussels Warns It May Restrict Chinese Investment in EU Unless Beijing Does More to Open Its Markets
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
China and the European Union recorded some €560 billion in trade in 2019, with the EU posting a trade deficit of €164 billion. The two sides have been working on a 'Comprehensive Agreement on Investment', aimed at creating 'new investment opportunities for European companies' in China, for over half a decade now.
sputniknews.com/business/202006281079741…

India Deploys Quick Reaction Air Defence System Amid Raging Chinese Jets, Helicopters Near Ladakh
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China are engaged in massive deployments of troops, artillery, and heavy vehicles in the Ladakh region, including the Depsang Plains — very close to the Karakoram Pass. While the Indian Army has claimed that there was a "mutual consensus" on disengagement on 22 June, the military build-up continues by both sides.
sputniknews.com/world/202006281079738912…

Scientists Say They Witnessed Flare Caused by Collision of Two Black Holes
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
The discovery itself is a sensation since black holes are regions of spacetime where levels of gravity are so strong that nothing — not even light — can escape them, which means that even when two black holes collide they should not emit any light waves.
sputniknews.com/science/2020062810797367…

'Not My Fault I'm White': Ex-Formula 1 Boss Ecclestone Defends 'Black People More Racist' Statement
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
On Friday Former Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone came under fire after an appearance on CNN Sport, where he claimed that, in his opinion, in many cases…
sputniknews.com/uk/202006281079740278-no…

India Vows to Build Firewall Against China's Power Equipment, Reports Claim
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): China has conquered India's power sector market with its cost-effective equipment and quick delivery. As per government records, China accounts for around 40 percent of power plant imports, which India has failed to reduce despite making changes in the country's power policy in recent years.
sputniknews.com/asia/202006281079739427-…

Labour's Starmer Outstrips Johnson as 'Preferred PM' Over Disapproval of Handling of Pandemic- Poll
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
Keir Starmer, who won the Labour leadership election in April and brought to an end his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn's tenure of close to five years, has been lambasting the prime minister for the "undermined public trust" in the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
sputniknews.com/uk/202006281079738740-la…

Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Ayatollah Khamenei
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will be held on June 29.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160299/Fourth-confe…

VIDEO: Slacklining near Ganjnameh waterfall of Hamedan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
HAMEDAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — A slackline has been set up near the Ganjnameh waterfall in Hamedan where adventurous people come to practice this exciting sport.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160282/VIDEO-Slackl…

MEK, by all means a terror cult: Iran's Foreign Ministry
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) is a terror cult.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160302/MEK-by-all-m…

Iran, flagbearer in fight against narcotics in world: Gharibabadi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi said that Islamic Republic of Iran is forerunner and pioneer in the fight against narcotic drugs in the world.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160301/Iran-flagbea…

Iranian police bust over 16 tons of narcotics in a week: official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Over 16 tons of illegal drugs have been busted by Iran's anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week, according to an official in Iran Drug Control Headquarters.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160283/Iranian-poli…

Gasoline export to Venezuela trade deal: oil min
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Stressing Iran has not given gasoline to Venezuela for free, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that exporting gasoline to Venezuela was a trade deal.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160284/Gasoline-exp…

People's livelihood must be our main concern: Ghalibaf
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the economy and people's livelihood must be the main concern of authorities at the present time.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160298/People-s-liv…

Find the (best) Iranian Realtors in Toronto
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Home buying is often an organized process, and it may take a year or more before the actual purchase time arrives.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160278/Find-the-bes…

US preventing export of medicine needed for chemical victims: Foreign Ministry
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Referring to the remarks of FM Zarif, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its twitter account wrote that the United States is preventing export of the medicine needed for chemical warfare victims.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160292/US-preventin…

Golestan prov., hub of Iran's silkworm farms
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
GORGAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Golestan province, in north Iran, is one of the hubs of growing silkworms and producing silk in the country.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/160280/Golestan-pr…

Iran COVID-19 update: 2,489 new infections, 144 deaths in 24 hours
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,489 people across the country in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160286/Iran-COVID-1…

Black box of Ukrainian plane to be decoded on July 20: official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Sunday that decoding the black box of the Ukrainian plane will begin on July 20, under the supervision of an Iranian team in France.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160296/Black-box-of…

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

Friday 7/10: LaborFest 2020: The Film — Gone Postal
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883468…

Stop SF City Privatization Of Balboa Reservoir For Developers
repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
The speculators and developers who run the San Francisco Planning Commission are supporting the privatization of the Balboa reservoir for speculators and developers including Avalon. It will come before the SF Board Of Supervisors in early August…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883463…

Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883464…

Saturday 7/4: July 4th: INDEPENDENCE from WAR! Banner Drops
TOBY | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
I-80 Pedestrian Bridge, just south of University Ave. | Meet up in parking lot in southwest corner of I-80 & University Ave. at 9: 50am.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

Tuesday 7/7: LaborFest: Bread & Roses Labor History Story Telling with Retired Union Members
Herb Mintz | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883466…

Sunday 7/5: LaborFest 2020: Labor History Bike Tour
Chris Carlsson | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This event is a bike ride in San Francisco. | Meet at 518 Valencia, near 16th St., SF at 12noon. | Please dress appropriately. | There is a sliding scale $15 — 50, benefiting Shaping San Francisco.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883466…

Sunday 7/5: LaborFest 2020: Walk — San Francisco General Strike
Gifford Hartman | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883466…

Argentina_Dario y Maxi: Memoria y contraimpunidad
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Argentina_Buenos Aires | 18 ANIVERSARIO DE LA MASACRE DE AVELLANEDA: | °JUSTICIA COMPLETA POR DARÂO Y MAXI!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/28/1883469…

Monday 7/6: LaborFest 2020: AB5, Tech Robber Barons and Slavery
Edward Escobar | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883466…

Saturday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2020
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Ferry Building, Embarcadero. Meet between the Farmer's Market and Starbucks. Observe social distancing and mask requirements before and during the ride…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883462…

Saturday 7/11: LaborFest 2020: Privatization, charters & the Defense Of Public Education
Soni Lloyd | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883468…

Wednesday 7/8: LaborFest 2020: Labor & The Murals with Howard Pflanzer
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883467…

Saturday 7/4: DEMILITARIZE banner drop
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280, in the Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park vicinity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883465…

6/29/20 Reopening Paused
Name of the Game Is Money | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
I woke up this morning wondering how the Reopening of our San Francisco economy was going and learned that San Francisco's mayor had stopped the reopening plans for June 29, 2020 because of a slight increase in cases. Considering our tourist economy which is the description of San Francisco's economy depends on reopening, this is a serious problem.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883464…

WorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
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…

Saturday 7/11: LaborFest 2020: The Film — "The Dirty War on The National Health Service"
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/27/1883468…

OPPOSE Wiener & the Worst Bills of 2020 and Back 1 Good Bill! Instantly Act Below on These
repost | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
The divisive and now-dead SB 50, by Bay Area state Sen. Scott Wiener, would have banned single-family zoning, allowed10-unit luxury apartments on ANY residential block, and allowed apartments several stories high in low-density communities.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883464…

Pseudo Trudeau's Red-Faced Defeat to Ireland for Security Council Seat
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-28
He once apologized for donning Black Face make-up and giving racist offense. Canadian liberal premier Justin Trudeau now has the red-faced embarrassment of explaining why his country lost out to Ireland in obtaining a seat on the UN Security Council. | Trudeau's government had spent twice ($1.74 million) as much as Ireland had in lobbying other UN member states to vote for its assignment to the Security Council. But it was Ireland — and another applicant Norway — which won the necessary two-thirds majority votes last week f…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/28/ps…

Convenience and Mobile Gaming are More Important for Most Than Liberty
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-28
Why do we tolerate the government violating our privacy? Because cellphones are useful, and their spying is completely imperceptible.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/06/28/c…

Impeachment Reminder of Our Toxic Foreign Aid
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-28
James BOVARD | Foreign aid to Ukraine helped spur the Democrats' effort to impeach and remove President Trump earlier this year. Ukraine was supposed to be on the verge of great progress until Trump pulled the rug out from under the heroic salvation effort by U.S. government bureaucrats. Unfortunately, Congress has devoted a hundred times more attention to the timing of aid to Ukraine than to its effectiveness. And most of the media coverage pretended that U.S. handouts abroad are as generous and uplifting as congressmen claim. | U.S. foreign aid has long fueled the poxes it promised to eradicate — especial…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/28/im…

Biden's Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-28
Patrick J. BUCHANAN | Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted: | Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences. Trot him out to recite carefully scripted messages for the cameras. Then lead him back to his stall. | This enables Biden to avoid the blazing questions that are dividing not only Democrats and Republicans but liberals and leftists. And most of these issues touch on the explosive subject of race. | Consider. California's legislature…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/28/bi…

As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/obam…

Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-06-27
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given on a June 25 Workers World Party webinar on "LGBTQ2S+ and the Black Lives Matter movement." How fortunate we all are to be in the struggle together this particular June Pride Month — a month of historic uprising and outcry . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49692/?utm_source=rs…

LGBTQ Pride At 50
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Scranton, PA – LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd further overtook it. | Activists and organizers are using the intersection of holiday and history in the making — including the Supreme Court's decision giving LGBT people workplace protections — to uplift the people of color already among them and by making Black Lives Matter the centerpiece of Global Pride events Saturday. | "Pride was born of protest," said Cathy Renna, communica…
popularresistance.org/lgbtq-pride-at-50/

[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

Israeli atrocities on the rise
Abhijan Choudhury | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. | The two reports cover May 2020 and the first fifteen days of June 2020, respectively, and compile data on acts committed by the Israeli government, armed forces and intelligence services to subjugate and oppress Palestinia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/27/israeli-a…

Major Mexican Cartels: Drug Wars and Business
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-27
A previous report by South Front documented the heavy human, social and material costs of the drug wars in Mexico, which have devastated the country since the mid-2000s. In this report some of the major factors in the rapidly shifting …
globalresearch.ca/major-mexican-cartels-…

Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!"
Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883460…

Resist Evictions and Foreclosures
Ted Rall | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/resist-evictions-a…

Mentally Replace Everything Before "U.S. Intelligence Says" With "Blah Blah We're Probably Lying"
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-27
"Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says", blares the latest viral headline from The New York Times. NYT's unnamed sources allege that the GRU "secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops", and that the Trump administration has known this for months. | To be clear, this is journalistic malpractice. Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishi…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/mentall…

PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city …
imemc.org/article/plo-israeli-captivatio…

Antisemitism smears are being used to silence criticism of Israel. But supporters of Palestine won't shut up
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence that some readers may find disturbing. | Take a look at this image of 11-year-old Mahmoud Sawalhi, a Palestinian boy from Gaza. In 2018, an Israeli sniper shot him in the eye. The bullet went through his brain and shot through the top of his head. Yes, you read that correctly: the bullet went through his brain and shot through the top of his head. When his father rescued him off the g…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/06/27/antisemi…

UN should support Palestine human rights: Rep
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) –Riadh Al-Mansoor, representative of Palestinian National Authority to UN, called on the United Nations and the international societies to support the interests and self-determination rights of all nations such as Palestine.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160253/UN-should-su…

Progressives Must Fight With — and In — the Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
Gov. Newsom Should Give Democracy a Chance…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/1883458…

Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/protest-dema…

Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/26/protest-…

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-civilians-…

'Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said a campaign of ignorance was manufactured in his country through schools, mass media, and Buddhist organizations against Rohingya, which eventually culminated in the genocide."The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims," said Zarni in an exclusive…
yenisafak.com/en/world/rohingya-issue-no…

Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…
popularresistance.org/police-under-press…

US Government Expands Assange Indictment To Criminalize Assistance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. | Sarah Harrison, who was a section editor for WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a former spokesperson, and Jacob Appelbaum, a digital activist who represented WikiLeaks at conferences, are targeted as "co-conspirators" in the indictment [PDF], though neither have been charged with offenses. | No charges were added, however, it significantly expands the conspiracy to commit computer intrusion char…
popularresistance.org/us-government-expa…

Bree Newsome Took Down the Confederate Flag 5 Years Ago. She's Still Organizing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-27
Five years ago today, 30-year-old activist Bree Newsome Bass shocked the world by climbing a 30-foot flag pole and taking down the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State Capitol Building — a flag that state leaders had first raised in 1961 to tell the budding civil rights movement to "stay out!" | Almost 55 years later, Newsome put her boots, courage and backpack on, and defied those racist warnings in the most daring and audacious way possible, head-on. After taking the f…
truthout.org/articles/bree-newsome-took-…

Friday 7/3: Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883463…

Free Julian Assange Global Birthday Vigil
BAACFJA | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/26/1883463…

DOJ's New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening "the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged." The names of certain organizations and individuals are masked, including that of a paid FBI informant who stole money from WikiLeaks and later confessed to having sex with nine underage boys in exchange for money and other valuables. | A decent chunk of the filing relates to Chelsea Manning, her interactions with Assange and other possi…
popularresistance.org/dojs-new-wikileaks…

Iran, Iraq emphasize strengthening security, peace cooperation
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-27
TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need for bolstering the development, peace and security cooperation between the two nations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160258/Iran-Iraq-em…

New York City police commissioner defends vehicular assault on protesters
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
Secure in the knowledge that city and state officials will support him, Commissioner Dermot Shea testified that officers who drove into a crowd of protesters last month did not violate department policy on the use of force.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/nypd…

Brazilian health care workers strike for PPE and risk bonus
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
On Thursday, health care professionals in the Brazilian state of Piauí started an indefinite strike as their counterparts in Rio de Janeiro launched protests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/braz…

Riverside Community Hospital nurses strike in California
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
Nurses in the SEIU have launched a 10-day strike to protest staffing cuts while their for-profit hospital chain has received government bailouts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/nurs…

Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-27
Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/27/demonstr…

ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-27
Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence that erupted in the city last month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | The complaint alleges the use of force by Denver police, Denver sheriffs and Colorado State Patrol effectively "restricted, frustrated, and deterred" the First Amendment right of protesters in the city. The ACLU said police responded, "repeatedly with an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of forc…
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Minneapolis Protesters Remember Breonna Taylor, Highlight Police Brutality Against Black Women
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Thousands of demonstrators have gathered at Powderhorn Park in southern Minneapolis, Minnesota, to honor the life of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was murdered in her Louisville, Kentucky, home during a botched raid carried out by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers on March 13.
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Woodrow Wilson faces woke revenge at Princeton University for 'racism.' Is Roosevelt next?
rt.com | 2020-06-27
Princeton has decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school over his segregationist views, in the same way other historical leaders have been targeted during the protests over the death of George Floyd. | "Wilson's racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake," the university's president, Christopher L Eisgruber, announced in a letter sent to the school community on Saturday. | Removing Wilson's name from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs had actually been discussed four years ago, though the trustees decided at that time to retain it. It appears tha…
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Woke mafia puts John Wayne on the chopping block next as Cali Dems demand airport renamed
rt.com | 2020-06-27
Democrats are calling for John Wayne Airport in Orange County to be renamed in protest of the long-dead actor's alleged racism, making him the latest historical figure being judged by today's cultural standards. | "There have been past efforts to get this done and now we're putting our name and our backing into this to make sure there is a name change," said Ada Briceño, chairperson of the Democratic Party of Orange County, following a resolution being passed calling for the airport to be be given the simple name: Orange County Airport. | Wayne's specific transgression are "racist and bigoted statements…
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Tuesday 6/30: Virtual Protest Against Stolen SCOTUS: Fight Back for Fair Courts!
Invidisible, Demand Justice, other | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
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Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
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.
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A comparison of electronically-delivered and face to face cognitive behavioural therapies in depressive disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Candice Luo, Nitika Sanger, Nikhita Singhal, Kaitlin Pattrick, Ieta Shams, Hamnah Shahid, Peter Hoang, Joel Schmidt, Janice Lee, Sean Haber, Megan Puckering, Nicole Buchanan, Patsy Lee, Kim Ng, Sunny Sun, Sasha Kheyson, Douglas Cho-Yan Chung, Stephanie Sanger, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
Although we found eCBT to have moderate evidence of effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression, high heterogeneity among studies precludes definitive conclusions for all outcomes. With the current reliance and accessibility of technology to increasing number of people worldwide, serious consideration in utilizing technology should be given to maximize accessibility for depression treatments. Our results found eCBT is at least as effective as face to face CBT, thus eCBT should be offered if preferred by patients and therapists.
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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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[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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[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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[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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[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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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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31410-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[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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[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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[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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Frontline nurses' burnout, anxiety, depression, and fear statuses and their associated factors during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China: A large-scale cross-sectional study
Deying HU, Yue KONG, Wengang LI, Qiuying HAN, Xin ZHANG, Li Xia ZHU, Su Wei WAN, Zuofeng LIU, Qu SHEN, Jingqiu YANG, Hong-Gu HE, Jiemin ZHU | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
The frontline nurses experienced a variety of mental health challenges, especially burnout and fear, which warrant attention and support from policymakers. Future interventions at the national and organisational levels are needed to improve mental health during this pandemic by preventing and managing skin lesions, building self-efficacy and resilience, providing sufficient social support, and ensuring frontline work willingness.
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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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[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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[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

[Commentary] The resilience of Taiwan's health system to address the COVID-19 pandemic
Emeline Han, Shu-Ti Chiou, Martin McKee, Helena Legido-Quigley | thelancet.com | 2020-06-27
A new book by world-leading economists gives clear advice on how to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic: "Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes" [1]. Yet, countries that have done so are the exceptions rather than the rule — and one of them is Taiwan. With 446 cases and 7 deaths as 22nd of June 2020 in a population of 23.8 million, Taiwan has remained relatively unscathed so far despite its proximity to the virus epicentre [2]. How was Taiwan able to respond the way it did? Here, we examine Taiwan's response using the World Health Organization (WHO) health system building blocks [3].
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Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!'
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Abolitionists are renewing their calls to abolish or at least defund campus police departments. This was first raised in Minneapolis, and now the demand is starting in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Campus police departments are rarely less viciously racist than city police and have less predictable behavior, but they are . . . | Continue reading Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!' at Workers.org
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You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
Caroline Randall Williams | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.
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The absurdity of hiking oil prices amid lockdown and pandemic
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
Taxing oil is the worst among all tax options when income sources have dried up. It will have the most deleterious effect on the level of output and employment…
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Anti-Maskers: Right or Selfish?
The HighWire with Del Bigtree | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. See also: "Do Masks and Respirators Prevent Viral Respiratory Illnesses?"
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Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Over a million workers on 60,000 ships, moving hither and yon through the world's oceans, transport 80 percent of the world's trade. Container ships carrying cell phones, computers and frozen meat; ore, oil and chemical transports — all the necessities of modern life — need crews to move them safely . . . | Continue reading Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID at Workers.org
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Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Police claimed that the "knife-wielding" Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces. During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were …
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces (Book)
Donna Luca | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-27
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Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
History Suggests It Will Go Much Further…
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It's Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry
Robert Pollin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
The best way to defeat the fossil fuel companies is to bring the companies under public scrutiny and control, which should create a clear path for a relatively painless death over the next 20 years or so…
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Italian metalworkers demonstrate demanding better working conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-27
On June 25, Thursday, major metalworkers unions in Italy gathered at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, demanding an improvement in work conditions post the COVID-19 crisis. The mobilization was called by unions, including the Federation of Italian Metal Mechanics (FIM), Italian Federation of Metal Workers (FIOM) and the Union of Italian Metal Mechanics Workers (UILM). The demonstrating workers alleged that many of the long-pending work-related disputes in the sector have not been resolved by the government. | FIOM general secretary Francesca Re David said, "You cannot think of leaving the COVID emergency while leaving u…
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Bahrain: A Police State Built on Intimidation and Torture
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-27
Exclusive– Welcome to Bahrain, the cemetery of the living, the home of chambers of death, the kingdom of widespread impunity, police brutality, extrajudicial killings and repression. | Welcome to Bahrain, where the most gruesome arts of torture are heinously and systematically practised by the security services, including the use of electro-shock devices, forced standing techniques, suspension in painful positions (while handcuffed and exposed to extreme cold or hot temperature), medical negligence, beatings, threats of rape or murder and sexual abuse, etc. in order to inflict permanent suffering on the peac…
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The Business of Agriculture and Fiscal Prudence: The Vocabulary of the Oppressor
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
The deregulation of international capital flows (financial liberalisation) has effectively turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world's richest capitalists. Under…
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-business-…

New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported
wsws.org | 2020-06-27
A new report gives an insight into the consequences of the city authorities' malign neglect as the virus spread amongst the homeless in the center of global finance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/home…

On the picket line
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-06-27
Workers stage 540 wildcats in support of BLM in June As of June 19, Payday Report's "Strike Tracking Map" showed 540 wildcat strikes in support of Black Lives Matter in the first three weeks of June. The week of June 8, #ShutDownStem strikes saw academic scientists go on strike at . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org
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Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle RoundUp cancer cases
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-27
Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/27/bayer-agre…

From COVID-19 to climate change, human overpopulation is the big white elephant in the room
Carter Dillard | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-27
Experts warn that continued world population growth will make things worse.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/27/from-covid…

Defund the police, not education
Shaniqua Pippen, Reds In Ed | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-27
In every state, spending on "corrections" and policing grew at a much higher rate than education spending over the last 30 years.
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The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools
Z3K3 | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
Source: LA Progressive Photo by mikeledray/Shutterstock.com A great leap forward and victory is in sight 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" Read…
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Trump Using Pandemic to Wage War on Immigrants and Separate Families
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
It looks like the president's goal is to make America white…
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Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-27
In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after …
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'Long Past Time': House Passes DC Statehood
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
"This momentum for D.C. statehood must continue–and it's now time to abolish the legislative filibuster to make D.C. statehood possible."
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Minneapolis: 'Renaming police department, giving it a new mission statement is not what we need'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-27
Minneapolis MN — The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) has come out against the city council's proposed Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment (2020-00668), that would rename the Minneapolis police department and would give the city council and mayor the power to anoint the head of the newly-named "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention." The measure was heard in the online city council meeting June 26. | Instead, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar advocates community control of the police via CPAC – an all-elected, all-civilian council with po…
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Lessons from the pandemic for the municipalists in Spain
Kate Shea Baird | zcomm.org | 2020-06-27
The pandemic has damaged municipalism in Barcelona, but it has strengthened the municipalist hypothesis itself: our strength must be rooted in togetherness…
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