Daily Archives: June 29, 2020

2020-06-29: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2020-06-29). Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico. thegrayzone.com An estimated $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-29). Suing China for COVID-19 Damages Rears Its Ugly Head Again. globalresearch.ca According to Courthouse News, Senate Judiciary Committee members discussed "amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in order to hold China accountable for injury, losses and damages related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus." | More on this below. | ***…

Nino Pagliccia (2020-06-29). Is the Deep State Attempting a Hybrid War in Mexico? counterpunch.org 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 blueprint of concrete steps the opposition alliance will take to unseat AMLO." AMLO is Mexican

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-29). Only Idiots Believe The CIA, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishing CIA press releases disguised as news. | ~ | The most influential news outlets in the western world uncritically parrot whatever they're told to say by the most powerful and depraved intelligence agencies on the planet, then tell you that Russia and China are bad because they have state media. | ~ | Imagine if a compulsive liar who you know for a fact constantly deceives people in order to hurt and exploit them told you your neighbor is going to kill you if you don't kill him first, and you go and kill your n…

Dave DeCamp (2020-06-29). Taliban, Moscow, White House All Reject NYT's Reporting on Afghanistan Bounties. globalresearch.ca On Friday,

news.un (2020-06-29). Israel's illegal annexation plans for Palestine, 'disastrous' for wider Middle East — Bachelet. news.un.org The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Israel on Monday not to proceed along the "dangerous path" of annexing a swathe of occupied Palestinian territory, urging the Government to listen to its own former senior officials along with the "multitude of voices around the world".

Peter Koenig (2020-06-29). The Farce and Diabolical Agenda of A "Universal Lockdown" globalresearch.ca First published on May 1, 2020 | First comes the farce, an (almost) universal government lie around the globe about a deadly virus, WHO named COVID-19. The decision for a global lockdown — literally for the collapse of the world economy …

Seymour M. Hersh (2020-06-29). US War Crimes: The Massacre at My Lai. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on The New Yorker in January 1972. | Early on March 16, 1968, a company of soldiers in the United States Army's Americal Division were dropped in by helicopter for an assault against a hamlet known …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-29). Delisting Chinese Firms from US Exchanges. "Risks of Military Confrontation"… Destabilization of Capital Markets? globalresearch.ca US anti-China legislation dates from the mid-19th century, including measures to prohibit or limit emigration of its nationals to America. | Today, US war on China by other means rages with no end of it in prospect, things worsening, not improving, …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-29). No End to Illegal US Sanctions War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Since Iranians ended a generation of US installed fascist tyranny in 1979, both militant wings of its war party waged state terror on the Islamic Republic and its people. | Its main strategy has been and continues to be weaponized sanctions….

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-29). 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Caused Brain Damage in Children. Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Vaccine Safety" Issues. globalresearch.ca In 2009, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci was firmly in support of a multibillion dollar H1N1 vaccine project | Today he is an avid supporter of a COVID-19 vaccine. | What he fails to acknowledge is that the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine caused brain …

Chris Hedges (2020-06-29). Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home. mintpressnews.com In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned and living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). Black Lives Matter UK expresses solidarity with Palestinians, rejects Israeli occupation plan. peoplesdispatch.org In a series of tweets that also critiqued the silence of the British political class on the issue, Black Lives Matter UK declared that it loudly and clearly stood "beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE"

Patrick Cockburn (2020-06-29). The Blundering British Political Class has Shown the Same Incompetence in Both Fighting Wars and Coronavirus. counterpunch.org The government's controversial Prevent programme aims to stop individuals becoming terrorists, but it would be much more effective if it taught British political leaders not to engage in wars that become the seed-beds of terrorism.

Staff (2020-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2020. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Top 10 Million as U.S. Cases Surge and a Dozen States Pause Reopening, Judge Orders ICE to Release Immigrant Children over Coronavirus Fears, Coronavirus Cases Mount in India, Iran and Australia, Gunman Kills One Person After Opening Fire at Antiracist Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, Police in Aurora, Colorado, Pepper-Spray Protesters Calling for Justice for Elijah McClain, Protests Against Police Violence Gain Steam in NYC, Seattle, Philadelphia, Racist Symbols Come Down Across the Country Amid National Uprising, Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting "White Power!", Facebook to…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-29). 'Abdicating Its Moral Responsibility,' SCOTUS Paves Way for Resumption in Federal Executions. commondreams.org "The death penalty has no place in a just society," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-29). Federal Court Rules Trump Effort to Detain Man Indefinitely Without Charges 'Cannot Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny'. commondreams.org Held without charges or evidence since 2017—and imprisoned overall for nearly two decades—the judge ordered, pending an appeal, for the U.S. government to release Adham Hassoun. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-06-29). Massive Case of Denial: COVID Surges in US, Tops 10M Globally, as Pence Touts "Remarkable Progress" democracynow.org As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide and spikes are being reported in 36 states, Vice President Mike Pence has touted "truly remarkable progress" on the pandemic. "This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal," Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett says of the response to the pandemic. "We're in very, very dire straits right now."

Staff (2020-06-29). Louisiana Activists Face 15 Years for "Terrorizing" Oil Lobbyist with Box of Plastic Pollution. democracynow.org Two environmental activists with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade face up to 15 years in prison for leaving a box of plastic pellets, found on the Texas coast, at the home of an oil and gas lobbyist in December. Advocates say the "terrorizing" felony charges reflect longtime attempts to criminalize environmental activists in Louisiana and come amid a campaign to block Formosa Plastics from building a new plant in St. James Parish, an area known as Cancer Alley. We speak with Anne Rolfes, director of the group Louisiana Bucket Brigade and one of those facing felony charges, and Gregory Manning, activist and pastor of…

Staff (2020-06-29). "Atrocious": Police Killed Elijah McClain in 2019. Why Did It Take Colorado So Long to Launch Probe? democracynow.org Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered a new investigation into the 2019 police killing of 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, which is facing renewed scrutiny and outrage amid the nationwide uprising against police brutality. McClain was walking home from a store last August when someone called 911 to report a "suspicious person." Three Aurora police officers who answered the call tackled McClain to the ground and placed him in a chokehold as he pleaded for his life, and medical responders who arrived then injected McClain with the powerful sedative ketamine. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the h…

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-29). "Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably" zcomm.org Interview on the "absolutely unprecedented scope and scale" of the protests against the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and why Trump's refusal to act to stop the impending catastrophe of climate change makes him "the worst criminal in human history."

Ralph Nader (2020-06-29). Congress Must Hold President Trump Accountable! counterpunch.org Here is an abridged version of a letter sent on June 22, 2020, by me and two constitutional law experts Bruce Fein and Lou Fisher, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerald Nadler, and the Committee's Vice Chairman, Jamie Raskin. It touches on where Congress has not exercised its constitutional authority to

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Blast kills 23 Afghans at a cattle market in southern Afghanistan. yenisafak.com At least 23 civilians were killed in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and dozens were injured when rockets fell on a cattle market on Monday, said Afghan government and Taliban officials.The warring sides blamed each other for the attack on the open-air weekly cattle market in Sangin district where hundreds of villagers from neighbouring districts had gathered to trade sheep and goats.A spokesman for Helmand's governor said the several rockets fired by Taliban insurgents landed close to the cattle market, killing 23 civilians, including children.Taliban officials blamed the government officials for killing…

_____ (2020-06-29). How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle. popularresistance.org Black people are one of the first and largest victims of Western colonialism and racial capitalism. We have never received justice for 500 years of racist violence and exploitation. | The US and most Western countries built their empires through profits from the Atlantic slave trade. | As an illegitimate settler colony that was built on the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population and enslavement of Africans, the US requires the continuous subjugation of Black and Indigenous people to maintain its imperial domination abroad. | Accordingly, the greatest internal threat to the US empire is that of a Black revo…

_____ (2020-06-29). Capitalism — The Cause Of COVID-19 Deaths. popularresistance.org Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of fatalities, COVID-19 seems to appear in a more virulent form in capitalist countries. But is this even possible? | The impact of COVID-19 in capitalist countries is more than 20 to 50 times worse than in socialist countries or in countries with high levels of social mobilization. The longer and wider this virus spreads, the clearer this political difference becomes. | By every possible measure of COVID and of deaths due to a host of many other neglected sicknesses, it is clea…

_____ (2020-06-29). Chris Hedges On Contact: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with lawyer, author and professor, Marjorie Cohn. | Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught from 1991 to 2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. | Professor Cohn is the editor of and a contributor to 'The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse', and 'Drones and Targeted Killings: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues'.

Staff (2020-06-29). COVID Surges in US as Pence Touts "Remarkable Progress" truthout.org As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide and spikes are being reported in 36 states, Vice President Mike Pence has touted "truly remarkable progress" on the pandemic. "This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal," Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett says of the response to the pandemic. "We're in very, very dire straits right now." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may no…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran holds meeting with Taliban in Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Senior leaders of the Taliban are currently stationed in Doha, Qatar, where Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian holds a meeting with them on Sunday.

RT (2020-06-29). WH spokeswoman says 'no intelligence consensus' on Russia bounty story, tells NYT & WaPo to 'return Pulitzers' for misreporting. rt.com The New York Times and the Washington Post should give up their journalistic accolades for selling rumors as scoops, the White House's Kayleigh McEnany said, pointing at holes in their story about Russian bounties for the Taliban. | The secretary has unleashed a scathing rebuke at the media, accusing the Times and the WaPo of peddling scandalous speculations about US President Donald Trump allegedly doing nothing after having been briefed about Russia paying the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. | Speaking at the White House on Monday, McEnany said that her boss had never received a briefing on the i…

_____ (2020-06-29). To Save the United States From Collapse, College Campuses Must Emancipate Themselves From Social Justice Warriors. strategic-culture.org The American university is restructuring itself along the lines of Liberal foreign policy in that it seeks to utterly destroy the enemy — in this case, conservatism and nationalism. The strategy depends upon a take-no-prisoner approach that shuns debate and crucifies dissenters in order to turn America into an authoritarian socialist state. | It has become something of a cliché among many American parents to relay stories about the moment when their children return home from their first semester at college. These radicalized youth, exposed to the social justice curriculum of leftist teaching, shock their el…

Global Research News (2020-06-29). Selected Articles: US War Crimes: The Massacre at My Lai. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-29). –°riminal Roots of Kosovo Further Exposed by Thaàßi's Indictment in The Hague. globalresearch.ca Serbian President Aleksandar Vuƒçiƒá was due to meet Kosovo leader Hashim Thaàßi on Saturday at the White House. This was at the behest of US envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, Richard Grenell, after his much-publicized success in organizing the meeting. However, …

Jorge Martín (2020-06-29). David Harvey against Revolution: the Bankruptcy of Academic "Marxism" mronline.org David Harvey is a university professor and a geographer who describes himself as a Marxist. His series of video lectures on Capital have been viewed by hundreds of thousands as a new generation of young people became interested in Marxism in the wake of the 2008 crisis. For these reasons, his recent statement that he is against the …

MintPress News Desk (2020-06-29). Every American Should Watch Abby Martin's New Afghanistan War Documentary. mintpressnews.com Abby Martin's new documentary, "Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy," is a tour de force, a must watch for every American seeking a holistic understanding of American's longest-running war.

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-29). Some Italian Thinkers Are Now Resisting Lies About the Soviet Union and World War II. globalresearch.ca Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. | European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost …

Gregory Elich (2020-06-29). Will South Korea's Moon Defy Trump and Improve Relations with North Korea? counterpunch.org North Korea is in the news again. As always, that means that it is time for mainstream journalists and establishment figures to reach for the handy cliché and to recycle received opinion as a substitute for thought. Terms like "provocation," "threat," and "aggression" abound. Not surprisingly, powerful political and military actors in the United States

Eds. (2020-06-29). Fear, lack of confidence push U.S. to restrict Chinese media. mronline.org More concerns raised over bleak outlook for China-U.S. ties: observer…

Jeffrey Elkner (2020-06-29). Public Tools for Public Schools: Stopping tech giants' online education takeover. peoplesworld.org The tech oligarchs are about to get a lot richer, and you and I are going to pay for it. Naomi Klein's recent Intercept article, "Screen New Deal," illustrates one particular example of this rapidly developing process, describing how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could not contain a sly smile during his press conference on …

Eds. (2020-06-29). Rewriting history & rehabilitating George W Bush. mronline.org Obama's recent glowing comments about the 43rd president surely came as a shock to anyone who still has a functioning memory of the Bush years, writes Nat Parry.

A Guest Author (2020-06-29). Facing 45 years' imprisonment for property damage. workers.org Released by Center for Constitutional Rights New York June 22 — The undersigned civil and human rights organizations, legal associations, and policy institutes condemn the excessive and politically-motivated charges that the federal government is leveling against two members of our community, Colin Mattis and Urooj Rahman, and its aggressive effort . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-29). Marlon Craft — Gang Shit (Official Music Video). mronline.org Craft takes us inside prison for a chilling, hair raising verse from a 'black' gang member. He encompasses an identical, mirrored reality. Birthed into a gang with allies as brothers until death, he strikes fear before it strikes him. He clears up the controversy in one simple lyric, 'we all on our gang shit'.

Robert Hunziker (2020-06-29). Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues. counterpunch.org Arctic temperatures are soaring to new records… and staying there, ever since May of this year. Truth be known, the Arctic's been heating up for years. Siberia recently hit 105 ∞F. That's not normal. It's 30 ∞F hotter than normal. |

Garron Daniels (2020-06-29). Religion and progressive politics in America: A book review. peoplesworld.org For so long, conservatives and the rest of the political right have had such a tight iron grip on the religious label, they've left most Americans thinking that religion is found only within the GOP and the circles close to it. Little is talked about when it comes to religion in progressive politics. But that …

Tom Soto (2020-06-29). 'Ready to die for their just demands' in Attica, 1971. workers.org In September 1971, prisoners at Attica Correctional Facility in New York state staged a rebellion that drew international attention to the struggle of incarcerated workers. Prisoners requested that the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party intervene on their behalf during negotiations. New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller eventually ordered a . . . |

Maicol David Lynch (2020-06-29). Uprising 2020: Space near New York City Hall occupied. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK — One month after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters in New York City are occupying the space outside City Hall until the budget vote set to take place on Tuesday, June 30. If passed, the New York Police Department's budget could be cut by one sixth: One billion dollars of …

Anne M. Peterson (2020-06-29). NWSL players take a knee during the national anthem. peoplesworld.org (AP) Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women's Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during …

Eugene Puryear (2020-06-29). From rebellion to revolution. liberationnews.org The capitalist system grants concessions only in defense of its own stability.

Kim Petersen (2020-06-29). Academic Freedom: Redress for Denis Rancourt. dissidentvoice.org Denis Rancourt is a person who is unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom. For example, he is skeptical about the scientific consensus around climate change, and recently, he looked at the meta-analyses of using masks and questions their effectiveness against viral respiratory infections. Whether Rancourt is right or not in his conclusions is consequential, but more …

Mario Carbonell (2020-06-29). Cops in Washington defy new state police reform law with impunity. liberationnews.org 1-940 was passed with the best of intentions by voters hoping for some real change.

Michael Arney (2020-06-29). Bronx's first gay city council member likely wins in NY-15. peoplesworld.org Progressives and liberals in the NY-15 congressional district can take a deep breath. Self-identified "conservative Democrat" Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., probably will not succeed Rep. José Serrano and destroy his legacy. Instead, the new representative probably will be Ritchie Torres, the youngest and first openly gay Bronx member of the City Council. Rep. Serrano has …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-29). Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works. peoplesworld.org BATH, Maine—Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a parade of other prominent politicians are supporting the 4,300 Machinists Local S6 workers forced to strike by their bosses at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. "A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. I urge Bath Iron Works to …

Staff (2020-06-29). Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely. therealnews.com The US experiences record-high coronavirus cases after ignoring the warnings of public health experts and medical professionals. We speak with National Nurses United President Zenei Cortez.

Dean Baker (2020-06-29). On the Recession, Stimulus and Economic Recovery. counterpunch.org As we get more data in, it seems increasingly likely that we are looking at a horrible and prolonged recession, not a complete economic collapse of Great Depression proportions. The May employment report showed a substantial bounce back in employment, with jobs up by more than 2.5 million from the April level. Retail sales had

Al Neal (2020-06-29). Pain, hope, change: Boarded-up buildings become canvases for radical art. peoplesworld.org

Editor (2020-06-29). Editorial Mundo Obrero: °Defund significa abolir la policía! workers.org " °Defund a la policía!" (Quitarles fondos economicos a la policia), ha saltado a la cima de las demandas que las manifestaciones masivas han estado haciendo desde el asesinato policial de George Floyd el 25 de mayo en Minneapolis. Después de que el tercer edificio del Recinto Policial de esa ciudad . . . |

Deirdre Griswold (2020-06-29). COVID figures reveal stark contrasts. workers.org June 29 — No country boasts louder of its success than the United States. This is the most powerful capitalist country in the world, based on its vast wealth, huge industrial output and formidable military. A medical brigade of over 200 Cuban doctors prepares to leave Jose Martí Airport in . . . |

George Wuerthner (2020-06-29). Missouri River Breaks: How BLM Neglect Threatens a Wild and Scenic River and National Monument. counterpunch.org One hundred forty-nine miles of the Missouri River in Montana is a designated Wild and Scenic River. It is also within the 375,000 acres Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce National Historic Trails. It is part of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Landscape Conservation System. The

John Feffer (2020-06-29). The De-Trumpification of America. counterpunch.org Let's assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that's a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump's reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge

Eileen Appelbaum (2020-06-29). The Pandemic Shows the Importance of Funding Early Childcare and Education Infrastructure. counterpunch.org The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the economy in March has led to sharp declines in employment and output. In December, women made up more than half the workforce; now, for the first time, women have lost jobs at a more rapid rate than men. They need to be able to return to employment in

The Canary (2020-06-29). Johnson pledges spending blitz to heal economy after Covid-19. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has promised an infrastructure spending blitz to revitalise the battered UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The prime minister said he is preparing for an effort comparable to Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal following the Great Depression in the US in the 1930s.As the first phase, the government is setting out details of a major schools rebuilding and refurbishment programme.Johnson is expected to make further commitments in a keynote speech on Tuesday.The prime minister has unveiled a major schools rebuilding programme (Steve Parsons/PA)Speaking on Times Radio, he said: "This is the…

The Canary (2020-06-29). Johnson faces storm over exit of civil service chief Sedwill. thecanary.co Boris Johnson suggested Mark Sedwill still had "a lot to offer" as he faced a storm over the resignation of the country's top senior civil servant.Sedwill is standing down from his role as both cabinet secretary and the UK's national security adviser amid reports he was being undermined by Johnson's allies.The prime minister played down the "negative briefing" and said he did not attach the "utmost credence" to the reports.Former mandarins have criticised the shake-up, which will see Sedwill's role as national security adviser filled by the PM's Europe adviser David Frost — a political appointment rather tha…

CP Editor (2020-06-29). Public Enemy, Nas, & More For Rendition of Fight The Power. counterpunch.org

Kathy Fairfax (2020-06-29). 5G, Bill Gates' vaccine and a Wuhan lab: Understanding the conspiracy theory pandemic. greenleft.org.au

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-29). Fallos de SCOTUS: la lucha masiva y la solidaridad ganan concesiones. workers.org Esta es una versión ligeramente editada de una charla dada en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 25 de junio sobre "LGBTQ2S+ y el movimiento Black Lives Matter". Sylvia Rivera (izquierda) y Marsha P. Johnson, Nueva York. Qué afortunados somos todos de estar juntos en la lucha en . . . |

Staff (2020-06-29). Pride 2020 Brings Wins And Losses For LGBTQ Civil Rights. therealnews.com Trump reverses medical discrimination protections for trans people, while SCOTUS rules employers cannot fire workers for being gay or trans.

The Canary (2020-06-29). China 'carrying out demographic genocide' against Uyghur Muslims. thecanary.co The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uyghurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population. This is taking place even as the government encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known. This is according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents, and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor.The campa…

Morning Star (2020-06-29). Ukrainian unions demand resignation of lawmaker who wants to sterilize the unemployed. peoplesworld.org Ukrainian trade unions have demanded the resignation of Member of Parliament Galina Tretyakova following a sickening speech in which she said that poor people should be sterilized to reduce the country's welfare bill. Tretyakova, a member of President Vladimir Zelensky's Servants of the People Party, made the remarks at a seminar in the Kiev School …

RT (2020-06-29). Detroit police filmed driving SUV through crowd of protesters in blood-chilling VIDEO. rt.com A terrifying video from Detroit shows a police vehicle forcefully breaking out of a circle of chanting protesters, carrying some of them on the hood. The department said the officer behind the wheel "tried to escape" the crowd. | Footage of the incident shows the SUV surrounded by dozens of activists. The vehicle suddenly accelerates and stops several times, as people around it scream in fear. Some of the protesters were knocked to the ground while others tried to cling to the hood as it was speeding away. | Detroit Police Department drove into 10-12 protesters including myself. Multiple people are going to th…

RT (2020-06-29). WATCH gunshots interrupt interview inside activist-run CHAZ enclave in Seattle amid reports of 'active shooter'. rt.com Several gunshots were heard during the taping of an interview inside the activist-held Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ/CHOP) in Seattle, Washington. The area has seen several shootings in recent weeks. | A video posted on social media shows an interview being conducted inside CHAZ. Suddenly, what appears to be gunfire is heard in the background. "That's not a firework," the person being interviewed says. Several people are then seen running down the street. | During an interview with a trans activist at the Seattle "autonomous zone," live rounds were fired in the background. | Last week, multiple shootings…

RT (2020-06-29). 'Dilbert' creator prompts fury saying he lost jobs and 'my TV show for being white'. rt.com Cartoonist Scott Adams has received a barrage of criticisms from 'woke' Twitter users angered by his claim that he's lost three jobs due to being white, one being on the cancelled adaptation of his comic strip 'Dilbert'. | "I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience," Adams tweeted. "That was the third job I lost for being white. The other two in corporate America. (They told me directly.)" | Adams was responding to 'Star Wars' actor Ahmed Best (best known as the voice of Jar Jar Binks), who is black, tweeting about his struggles to get work in Hollywood c…

RT (2020-06-29). 'False, sensational' clickbait: Van Jones hits back at Daily Beast over hit piece about Trump's police reform. rt.com CNN contributor Van Jones has responded to a Daily Beast article accusing him of secretly working with President Donald Trump on a police reform executive order, saying he had nothing to do with it and demanding a retraction. | The article is based on "false, sensational charges — apparently designed to get clicks, shares, and likes," Jones tweeted on Monday. He added that he had visited neither Washington, DC nor the White House since the Covid-19 pandemic started, or been included in any meetings about police reform. | "I didn't know what was in the [executive order] until the day it was released," he s…

RT (2020-06-29). Those in glass houses… cancel culture implodes as Jemele Hill & Barstool Sports trade jibes. rt.com Broadcaster Jemele Hill has found herself in hot water after a tweet resurfaced in which she used the word "tranny." Her would-be cancellation was sparked by Barstool Sports hosts, whom she had attacked for alleged racism. | In a now-deleted 2009 tweet, Hill referred to someone as "Manny the Tranny."

_____ (2020-06-29). The Roaring First-Timers From the Moscow V-Day Parade 2020. strategic-culture.org The 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade took place in Moscow's Red Square on June 24, 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of both the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the Second World War and the historic Moscow Victory Parade of 1945. Some of the military equipment were demonstrated to the broad public for the first time ever. Below is a brief guide to these magnificent first-timers.

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-29). Aurora Police Violently Crackdown on Peaceful Vigil for Black Man Killed in Police Chokehold. thealtworld.com Police in Aurora, Colorado violently cracked down on a group of peaceful protesters holding a vigil for a young black man killed by police late last year, bringing renewed attention to the push for police reform that has swept the nation. | MPN— Clad in full riot gear, wielding batons and pepper spray, police in Aurora, Colo, broke up last night's vigil to the memory of 23-year-old massage therapist Elijah McClain — a man killed by the same police force last August. The day had begun with demonstrations organized by the local chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. At 8.30 p.m. a somber viol…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-29). Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia. mintpressnews.com MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-29). Bombing People Is Not Feminist, No Matter How You Spin It. commondreams.org MSNBC Graphic (1/3/20) celebrating female heads of weapon-making corporations and military agencies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-29). As Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana's Anti-Choice Law, Reproductive Rights Groups Breathe Sigh of Relief—and Prepare for Continued Fight. commondreams.org Reproductive rights groups on Monday expressed relief after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a restrictive anti-choice law in Louisiana, the latest state regulation blocking access to abortion care to be rejected by the high court. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Leah Sankey (2020-06-29). The Battle to Keep Robert E. Lee Out of Lee County. progressive.org In Fort Myers, Florida, white supremacists swayed the city to protect a bust of the Confederate general—now, young activists are pushing back.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Sudan on high alert ahead of mass protests. yenisafak.com Sudanese security forces have been placed on high alert on Monday ahead of mass protests by rival groups on the first anniversary of a power-sharing deal between the military and civilians. | Forces from the military and police have been deployed across the streets of Khartoum. Main roads and bridges leading to the army headquarters in the capital have been sealed, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter on the ground. | Activists have called for demonstrations on June 30 to pile pressure on the transitional government to implement "goals of the revolution" that ousted long-serving President Omar al-Bashir last y…

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Activists Erect 'Guillotine' Outside Jeff Bezos' House, Demand Destruction of Amazon. sputniknews.com Jeff Bezos, the richest human on Earth, has long been the subject of anger amid accusations of overseeing poor working conditions, low wages, and of busting of organised labour movements.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Jewish Watchdog Slams Black Lives Matter UK Over Calls to Sanction Israel. sputniknews.com Created in the US in 2013 as an anti-racism activism and protest movement, Black Lives Matter has enjoyed a surge in support and media coverage in the wake of the George Floyd protests across the US and around the world. Activists have been criticized by conservatives, and by Israel supporters, however, over their attacks on the Jewish State.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Concepts in Leader's letter to Western youth becoming 'clear and clearer: activist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — A human rights activist believes that what the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei mentioned in his letter to the West's youth is becoming 'clearer' by the day.

R. Robertson (2020-06-29). 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.]…

Doctors for Assange (2020-06-29). Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture. globalresearch.ca In a new letter to the British medical journal The Lancet, Doctors for Assange say that the British government may be held legally responsible for the torture of the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher. | *** | Here is the doctors' statement followed by …

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Assange surprised by timing of new US indictment. yenisafak.com Julian Assange's lawyer said on Monday he was surprised U.S. authorities issued a new and wider indictment last week against the WikiLeaks founder whom they are seeking to extradite from Britain.Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities to stand trial for 18 offences including conspiring to hack government computers and espionage. Last year, the United States began extradition proceedings after he was dragged from London's Ecuadorean embassy where he had been holed up for almost seven years.The U.S. Department for Justice issued a second, superseding indictment last week which, it said, contained no new charges but b…

Sara Bakhtiar (2020-06-29). How to Reverse the US's Shockingly Low Global Peace Index Ranking. commondreams.org The U.S. insistence on global military domination has actively undermined both domestic and international peace. (Photo: bgrocker / Shutterstock.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-06-29). Water cooperation between States 'key' to Blue Nile dam project. news.un.org The Blue Nile is "critical for the livelihoods and development" of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council on Monday, urging those States to reach a construction agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Paul A. Passavant (2020-06-29). Protest and the Post-Legitimation State. counterpunch.org In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, protests have spread across the United States (and the world). These protests force us to confront the question of state legitimacy in the United States today in a way that we have not considered in over fifty years. They also

Ruth Conniff (2020-06-29). A Dark Moment for Madison, Wisconsin. progressive.org In the wake of protesters tearing down statues, Madisonians are reflecting on how the state's seemingly progressive history only included white people.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). Torture of journalists triggers protests in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan State. peoplesdispatch.org Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement called it completely unacceptable for representatives of the security forces to commit acts of torture against journalists reporting from the region…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). Anti-racism groups protest vilification of immigrants in Glasgow. peoplesdispatch.org In the aftermath of a stabbing incident in Glasgow, right-wing groups in the United Kingdom have been trying to whip up anti-immigrant sentiments. Anti-racism groups have insisted that the city welcomes refugees…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Naomi Campbell sees Black Lives Matter altering fashion and beauty industries. yenisafak.com Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview.The fashion world has long been criticised for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product changes as protests about systemic racism sparked by the killing of Black people by police in the United States highlight issues related to race.Campbell, who during a 34-year career was the first Black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine, s…

sputniknews (2020-06-29). 'Oh My God!': Protesters Sent Flying After US Police SUV Plows Through Crowd – Videos. sputniknews.com The Detroit Police Chief is defending the actions of his department and said a cop "did the right thing" after the officer was seen on camera slowly driving into a group of protesters in southwest Detroit, Michigan, before then accelerating to 25 miles per hour and injuring several unarmed individuals.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Bad Polling Streak for Trump Reportedly has GOP Operatives Speculating if POTUS Could Drop Out. sputniknews.com Criticism of the US administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and response to the protests sweeping the country following the death of black man George Floyd in police custody in late May has resulted in President Donald Trump's poll numbers trending downward lately.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). 'You F**king Communists': US Woman Berates BLM Protesters in Expletive-Filled Rant. sputniknews.com An unidentified US woman was recently caught in a since-deleted video slinging a profanity-filled rant against a group of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who were demonstrating over the weekend in Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

Staff (2020-06-29). Trump Shares Video of Couple Pointing Semi-Automatic Weapon at Protesters. truthout.org President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Monday morning of a white St. Louis couple brandishing and pointing their guns in the direction of protesters against anti-Black racism and police violence who were marching toward the mayor's office. | While it's unclear what Trump intended by sharing…

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-29). 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 (2020-06-29). Tuesday 6/30: Virtual Protest Against Stolen SCOTUS: Fight Back for Fair Courts! indybay.org Online/virtual…

Midnite Street Artists (2020-06-29). 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.

Nilufar Ahmed (2020-06-29). Trapped: why George Floyd's death resonates so deeply. zcomm.org Shared archetypes can be immensely powerful in the struggle to uproot racism…

John Helmer (2020-06-29). The Dutch Prosecution and the Judge Have Rigged the Outcome of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Trial on a Charge that Requires No Proof. globalresearch.ca The Dutch Government has devised an evidence-proof scheme for ensuring the trial of the Russian government for the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will end in a conviction. | This scheme will work without evidence to prove that the four …

Fight Back (2020-06-29). Philippines: 7 anti-mining leaders arrested. fightbacknews.org The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joined various organizations in denouncing the Duterte regime and its armed forces for the unlawful arrest of anti-mining leaders Datu Reynaldo Ayuma and six other Lumads at Purok 6, Barangay Blanco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on June 26. | "The Party calls on local and international environmentalist and human rights advocates to look into the escalating incidents of abuses perpetrated by the Duterte fascist regime against anti-mining communities while fast-tracking the enactment of the fascist Anti-Terror Bill (ATB)," stated Marco L. Valbuena, Information Officer, C…

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2020-06-29). An Illuminating Farmer-to-Farmer Story in Morocco. globalresearch.ca Bill Nichols served as a volunteer consultant to the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) for two weeks in January 2020. Originally from New Mexico, now residing in Boston, Bill collaborated as an F2F volunteer with four …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). France's ruling LREM fails to make an impression in local body elections. peoplesdispatch.org As per the results declared so far, the Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) party already has claimed victory in eight major cities, including Lyon, Strasburg and Bordeaux. Local body elections were held in over 4,827 cities and towns across France on Sunday…

Judith Bergman (2020-06-29). Modern Slavery and Woke Hypocrisy. globalresearch.ca The news has been filled with reports about Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters vandalizing and tearing down statues of slave traders, slave owners, and anyone who they perceive as having been historically involved with slavery. In Bristol, England, a statue …

Julian Rose (2020-06-29). Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on March 27, 2020 | The following is from a medical forum. The writer, who is a widely respected professional scientist in the US, prefers to stay anonymous, because presenting any narrative different than the official …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-06-29). While the World Burns, the Road Map to War with Iran Continues. globalresearch.ca Let's face it, the long prediction held by many all agree on one thing, the US empire is on the way into the dustbins of history, but not without a fight to the end. Geopolitically speaking, the US military-industrial complex …

Sam Pizzigati (2020-06-29). Still More Reason to Defund Our CEOs. zcomm.org Their relentless rush to hit the pay jackpot is fueling the calamities that confront us…

Torsten Engelbrecht (2020-06-29). COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless. globalresearch.ca Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with "infected." | But looking closely at the …

Keisha N. Blain (2020-06-29). "Silence is not an option": Black women make history. zcomm.org Inerview on the vital role of Black women leaders in the success of Black political movements in modern US history…

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-06-29). Light from black hole collisions detected for first time. peoplesdispatch.org It was first identified by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory of the National Science Foundation, along with the European Virgo Detector on May 21, 2019, and has been named as S190521g…

Michael T. Hertz (2020-06-29). Facebook is not playing fair. nationofchange.org The problem with Facebook is that it established so-called "Community Standards," and it uses these "standards" to censor posts by its members and then block them for a few days or a month from further posting.

MP Richard Burgon (2020-06-29). After the Corona Lockdown: Neoliberal State Intervention "Won't Save Us" globalresearch.ca After the coronavirus crisis, the state will likely play a much larger role in the economy. But its interventions will serve the interests of the wealthy — unless the Left gets organised, argues Richard Burgon. | *** |

As the coronavirus death …

Matt Sedlar (2020-06-29). Don't Neglect Funding Early Childcare and Education Infrastructure. cepr.net AlterNet See article on original site The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the economy in March has led to sharp declines in employment and output. In December, women made up more than half the workforce; now, for the first time, women have lost jobs at a more rapid rate than men. They need to be able to …

Mark Serreze (2020-06-29). 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern. zcomm.org What is happening in the Arctic is very real and should serve as a warning to everyone who cares about the future of the planet as we know it.

Christopher Brauchli (2020-06-29). Great Minds Think Alike: Bolsonaro and Trump. counterpunch.org Great minds think alike. And you probably thought the only thing those two great minds had in common was their love of hydroxychloroquine and their enthusiastic support for using it to combat the coronavirus. As the trump explained some weeks ago, during the period he was taking the drug, he'd received lots of letters "from

Lynn C. Klotz (2020-06-29). The Pandemic Risk of an Accidental Lab Leak of Enhanced Flu Virus: Unacceptably High. globalresearch.ca According to the World Health Organization, seasonal influenza viruses spread throughout the world in a year or two, infecting 10 to 25 percent of the world's population and causing some 290,000 to 650,000

Nicky Reid (2020-06-29). Nothing Succeeds Like Secession: Suggested Demands for CHOP From a Friendly Panarchist Ally. counterpunch.org I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed inside fluid borders drawn in dotted lines. Strange places no American ever spoke of, with exotic names

Chris Jones (2020-06-29). Just Action for Refugees and Locals: Green Shoots on Greece's Samos Island. globalresearch.ca Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Vasilis and Lene who have created Just Action, a new NGO on Samos. In the few months of its existence Just Action has more than lived up to its name distributing thousands …

news.un (2020-06-29). Food is best vaccine against chaos, insists UN World Food Programme head. news.un.org Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a massive boost to its global aid operation so it can reach them.

news.un (2020-06-29). First Person: looking to the skies to understand the climate crisis. news.un.org Could studying the cosmos help us to fight the climate crisis? Two astronomers at the University of Hawaii think that knowledge of the solar system may help to slow down the warming of the Earth's atmosphere.

Dean Baker (2020-06-29). More Thoughts on the Recession, Stimulus, and Recovery. zcomm.org If the private sector is not spending enough to fully employ the workforce, then the public sector has to fill the gap. In this case, we don't need to have make-work jobs, we have enormous unmet needs…

Andrew Emett (2020-06-29). Bernie: Cut Pentagon by 10% to invest in education, health care, and housing. nationofchange.org "And when we talk about real change it is incredible to me the degree to which Congress continues to ignore our bloated $740 billion defense budget—which has gone up by over $100 billion since Trump has been in office."

Sari Beth Rosenberg (2020-06-29). Bringing Teddy Roosevelt Down to Earth. progressive.org It's long past time to remove Roosevelt's statue, a clear symbol of white supremacy.

Project Censored (2020-06-29). Fake News With Special Guest Nolan Higdon. projectcensored.org On this week's Project Censored Show, Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon discuss the topic of fake news and how it relates to Higdon's forthcoming book, "The Anatomy of Fake News: …

Dean Baker (2020-06-29). NYT Argues Workers Should Get More, but Gets Some Important Facts Wrong. cepr.net I hate to be nitpicky when the NYT writes a very strong editorial arguing that we need more money going to ordinary workers and less to the rich, but it is important to get the story right. Unfortunately, the editorial misses much of it. First and foremost, there has not been a major shift from …

Tom Clifford (2020-06-29). 5 Million Cases Worldwide, 650,000 Deaths Annually: The Seasonal Flu Virus is a "Serious Concern", But the Wuhan Coronavirus Grabs the Headlines. globalresearch.ca First published on January 27, 2020. Figures quoted for the coranavirus pertain to late January | The common flu virus will infect millions across the globe. It can be easily spread and will especially strike the young and the elderly. But …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-29). US-Iran Confrontation in Lebanon: Counter-measures and Escalation. globalresearch.ca It's looking like a long, hot summer, as tensions increase between Washington and Tehran, US elections approach, and the "maximum pressure" exercised by the US escalates. After Syria, it is Lebanon's turn. The country's financial failure has reached the point …

Sarah Lazare (2020-06-29). First You Bomb and Starve a Country. Then You're Praised for Sending in Aid. globalresearch.ca The United Nations

Jessica Dos Santos (2020-06-29). Tales of Resistance: 'The Cheapest Gasoline in the World'. globalresearch.ca For two months, most gas stations in Caracas were closed. The few that were running, under military supervision, had car queues stretching for over a mile. And that taking into account that fuel was only to be sold to priority …

Eunice Cho (2020-06-29). DHS Watchdog Confirms: ICE is Failing to Protect Detained People From COVID. aclu.org As cases of COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities have exploded in recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued to argue that it has done all that it possibly can to manage this crisis. A new

Graham Peebles (2020-06-29). Racism: Are We All Prejudiced? dissidentvoice.org Loud acts of racism, like the atrocious killing of George Floyd by a US police officer; the disproportionate number of black men incarcerated in American prisons or the high percentage of young black or minority ethnic (BAME) men subjected to 'stop and search' by police in Britain are blatant and ugly. But an individuals 'unconscious …

Daniel Munczek Edelman (2020-06-29). Pandemic Paves Way for Decarceration. progressive.org If we are really serious about reducing crime and the role of the police, improving access to employment and strengthening communities have been proven to work.

Graham Peebles (2020-06-29). Racism: Are we all prejudice? nationofchange.org Prejudice then is a form of conditioning; it is discrimination or bias unconsciously expressed in varying degrees, fueling hurtful destructive patterns of behavior and social division.

news.un (2020-06-29). Extend cross border 'lifeline' into Syria, Lowcock urges Security Council. news.un.org With COVID-19 cases in Syria multiplying, its economy in freefall, and some households cooking weeds to eat in order to survive, the UN's emergency relief coordinator is pressing the Security Council to extend its authorization for cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey.

Jonathan Hafetz (2020-06-29). After 17 Months of Unlawful Detention, Court Orders Release of U.S. Resident Wrongfully Detained Under Patriot Act. aclu.org For well over a year, the U.S. government has held Adham Hassoun in a detention facility without trial, without criminal charge, and without end in sight. Today, a court ordered the government to release him and expressed contempt for the government's frivolous and alarming legal position: "Distilled to its core, [the government's] position is that [it] should be able to detain Mr. Hassoun indefinitely based on the executive branch's say-so, and that decision is insulated from any meaningful review by the judiciary. The record in this case demonstrates firsthand the danger of adopting [the government&#82…

Juan Gonzalez (2020-06-29). June 27, 1954: Elected Guatemalan Leader Overthrown in CIA-Backed Coup. globalresearch.ca In similar fashion, the tragedy of modern Guatemala owes its origins to U.S. foreign policy. A garrison state for more than forty years, Guatemala was home to the longest and bloodiest civil war in Central American history. The roots of …

Amy Goodman (2020-06-29). Massive case of denial: COVID surges in US, tops 10M globally, as Pence touts 'remarkable progress'. nationofchange.org "This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal."

John Young (2020-06-29). Sudan: Popular Struggles, Elite Compromises, and Revolution Betrayed. globalresearch.ca After more than six months of sustained and growing demonstrations across Sudan demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, on 11 April 2019 the military placed him under arrest and attempted to rule the country for an indeterminate period …

Rosa Koire (2020-06-29). Video: UN Agenda 2030 Exposed. globalresearch.ca This video first published in May 2019 brings to the forefront an incisive and carefully documented understanding of the current corona crisis and its aftermath in the wake of the lockdown. | *** | UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan …

news.un (2020-06-29). COVID-19 pandemic 'not even close to being over', WHO chief warns. news.un.org Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is "not even close to being over", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.

Leigh Dundas (2020-06-29). Video: The Concept of Social Distancing in Schools. globalresearch.ca Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser known facts about social distancing and isolation: | ‚Ä¢ It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-06-29). Sudan Holds Donors Conference to Salvage Its Economy. globalresearch.ca During several years of the Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan's economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018 estimates), nearly 80% live far below the poverty line despite …

Environmental Health Trust (2020-06-29). EU Parliament Members Expose 5G Safety Authority Being Influenced by Telecom Industry. globalresearch.ca A

Lila York (2020-06-29). The Gates / Fauci Vaccine Developed by Moderna. Video Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman. globalresearch.ca First published on May 29, 2020 | This is a four-minute video featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman that explains exactly what is in the Gates/Fauci covid19 vaccine currently being developed by Fauci's own vaccine company, Moderna. | Most …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2020-06-29). How a False Hydroxychloroquine Narrative Was Created. "Dangerous" When Used for Covid-19. globalresearch.ca It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is …

Alvaro Huerta (2020-06-29). An Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom on Ethnic Studies. counterpunch.org Dear Governor Gavin Newsom, As one of the few tenured Latina/o faculty members at the California State University (CSU)—the largest public university system in the country—I'm requesting that you sign Assembly Bill 1460 or AB 1460 (ethnic studies bill), once it reaches your desk. As a son of Mexican immigrants who was born in the State Capital, I'm neither asking nor

James Bovard (2020-06-29). Kosovo Indictment Proves Bill Clinton's Serbian War Atrocities. globalresearch.ca President Bill Clinton's favorite freedom fighter just got indicted for mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and other crimes against humanity. In 1999, the Clinton administration launched a 78-day bombing campaign that killed up to 1500 civilians in Serbia and Kosovo …

commondreams (2020-06-29). $2,000 Price Tag for Covid-19 Drug Shows Pharma Industry Is 'Out of Touch With Reality'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Gleb Tsipursky (2020-06-29). "Back to Normal" Thinking and Why Trump's Anti-Mask Stance Has Been So Deadly. commondreams.org President Donald Trump pretends to take a Covid-19 test while holding a swab during his visit of the Puritan Medical Products facility in Guilford, Maine on June 5, 2020. The facility said after Trump's visit it would have to discard tests that were made during the president's visit because he did not wear a face mask. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-06-29). Trump's "White Power" Video Yet Another Open Display of White Nationalism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-29). Progressive Challenger Kreibich Slams Right-Wing Democrat Gottheimer for "Trump Values" Voting Record. commondreams.org "Josh Gottheimer should be ashamed of his pro-Trump record," Kreibich said. "NJ-5 deserves a real Democrat who will stand tall for health care for all and bold climate action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rachel Stohl (2020-06-29). Defense Industry Cheers as the Trump Administration Is Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Drone Exports. commondreams.org Congress could also seek to require that all drone exports would have to go through a congressional approval process, rather than forcing a resolution of disapproval to stop a sale. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mandy Smithberger (2020-06-29). Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon. commondreams.org While Americans are overwhelmed by the pandemic, the Pentagon and its boosters are exploiting the emergency to feather their own nests.(Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-06-29). Gilead's Remdesivir Price Is Offensive. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jake Whitney (2020-06-29). We Don't Need No Corporation. progressive.org Shortly after announcing her candidacy for President, Elizabeth Warren appeared on MSNBC to discuss her plan to break up the Big Tech companies.

Eric Wagner (2020-06-29). #BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco. indybay.org #BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco, June 26, 2020…

Community Rising (2020-06-29). 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.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Four scenarios for Israel's annexation of West Bank. yenisafak.com The Israeli government is set to hold a Cabinet vote on July 1 on the annexation of all settlement blocs and the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank. | As the annexation is facing outcry from the Palestinians and the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is grappling with different scenarios to put his plan into action. | Netanyahu's rival-turned ally Benny Gantz, the head of the Blue and White coalition, has linked his support for the annexation plan to the US approval, while Washington conditioned its approval on an Israeli agreement between Netanyahu and Gantz. | At the Israeli…

Staff (2020-06-29). 116 California DNC Delegates Demand Pelosi Hold Floor Vote on Medicare for All. truthout.org Urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "forego political expediency and incrementalism" in favor of a bold solution to the healthcare crisis exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, 116 delegates elected to represent California at the Democratic National Convention issued an

Fight Back (2020-06-29). NYC Queer Liberation March honors Black lives. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 10,000 people gathered in New York City for the second annual Queer Liberation March on June 28. The Queer Liberation March was first organized in 2019 as an anti-corporate alternative to the main Pride March. This year, the theme of the march was standing in solidarity with Black lives and against police brutality, demanding a 50% reduction of the NYPD's budget and police force. Black trans people were especially honored, due to the increased targeting they face by police and for hate crimes. The march was organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition. | The march met at Foley Square with many dif…

The Canary (2020-06-29). No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running — Sturgeon. thecanary.co Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) for a fourth consecutive day, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. | Speaking at the Scottish government's coronavirus briefing, she said the latest figures showed no new deaths within the previous 24 hours, with the total remaining at 2,482. She said: This is the fourth day in a row when no deaths of patients confirmed through a test have been recorded in Scotland… | Now, of course, two of these days have been weekends and we know that registration can be artificially low at weekends, and we may see more…

The Canary (2020-06-29). Parents who do not send children back to school in September could be fined. thecanary.co Parents in England could be fined if they do not send their children back to school in September, education secretary Gavin Williamson has said. | Williamson said a return to school will be "compulsory". Families may face financial penalties if they keep their children at home — unless there is a "good reason" for the absence. | A detailed plan on how the government will ensure that all children in England are back in the classroom in the autumn will be set out by 3 July, the minister said. | His remarks came as Labour leader Keir Starmer accused the government of being "asleep at the wheel" on the issue of…

The Canary (2020-06-29). Evidence does not support taking vitamin D for Covid-19, say health officials. thecanary.co There is "no evidence" to support taking vitamin D supplements for prevention or treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, health officials have said. | In response to suggestions that vitamin D could reduce the risk of getting acute respiratory tract infections and Covid-19, health officials launched a rapid review of evidence. | Officials from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) examined five studies on the new coronavirus and vitamin D. They concluded that there's currently no evidence to support that taking vitamin D supplements will reduce the risk or severity…

Peter Kornbluh (2020-06-29). A Decades-Old Atrocity Finally Sees Its Day in Court. thenation.com A Decades-Old Atrocity Finally Sees Its Day in Court…

John Feffer (2020-06-29). You Can't Just Vote Out Trumpism. thenation.com You Can't Just Vote Out Trumpism…

Jennifer Wilson (2020-06-29). Maria Reva's Mordant and Profound Fiction. thenation.com Maria Reva's Mordant and Profound Fiction…

Marcus J. Moore (2020-06-29). Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call. thenation.com Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call…

Josué Rivas, The Nation, Magnum Foundation (2020-06-29). Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Are Interconnected. thenation.com Josué Rivas, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Are Interconnected…

Bryce Covert (2020-06-29). How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality. thenation.com How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality…

Elie Mystal (2020-06-29). Here's How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law. thenation.com Here's How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law…

Destin Jenkins (2020-06-29). What Does It Really Mean to Invest In Black Communities? thenation.com What Does It Really Mean to Invest In Black Communities?

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Saudi, US officials call for extending UN arms embargo on Iran. yenisafak.com Saudi and U.S. officials on Monday urged the international community to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, warning that letting the ban expire would allow Tehran to further arm its proxies and destabilise the region.Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, and U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook were speaking at a joint news conference in Riyadh.The venue displayed weapons, including drones and missiles, that Saudi authorities accuse Tehran of sending to Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement and which they said were used in cross-border attacks on Saudi cities.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Over 1M cannabis roots seized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Acting on a tip, the local gendarmerie raided eight separate addresses in the province. They also confiscated 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of marijuana besides cannabis roots, the Bingol Governorate said in a statement.Two suspects were arrested in the operation.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). French court convicts former PM Fillon of embezzling public funds. yenisafak.com A French court on Monday found former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon guilty of embezzlement of public funds in a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel Macron.The court also convicted Fillon's wife, Penelope, of complicity to embezzle and conceal of public money.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Pakistan reopens Kartarpur border for Sikh pilgrims. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Monday reopened Kartarpur crossing for Sikh pilgrims from neighboring India after a months-long closure, the Foreign Ministry said.The crossing, which was temporarily closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been reopened on the eve of the death anniversary of 18th century Sikh King, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, who ruled Punjab, which is currently divided between India, and Pakistan.The first batch of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan via Kartarpur border to attend the ceremonies in connection with the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Kashmiri pro-freedom leader Syed Geelani steps down. yenisafak.com Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday stepped down from the leadership of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a conglomerate of several pro-freedom parties in the disputed region.The ailing 90-year-old leader, who has been under house arrest for the better part of the past decade, said in a purported audio clip: "I completely distance myself from the leadership of Hurriyat Conference in view of its present situation. All constituents of the forum have been informed about my decision through a detailed letter." | The primary reason behind his decision, as cited in the letter, appears to be a few decisions taken…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Dollar extends losses with focus on US coronavirus cases. yenisafak.com The dollar fell on Monday while the euro led gains by strengthening half a percent, though currency markets lacked clear direction as surging coronavirus cases kept economic optimism in check.The global death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally. Cases surged in Southern and Western U.S. states, prompting California to order some bars to close in the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy.Elsewhere, profits at China's industrial firms rose for the first time in six months in May, suggesting the country's economic recovery is gaining traction – but the ne…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Turkish FM to attend conference on Syria. yenisafak.com Turkey's top diplomat will participate in a teleconference Tuesday on the future of Syria and its region.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his international counterparts will take part in the IV Brussels Conference, to be co-chaired by the European Union and the UN, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement."During the conference, which is the main platform for financial pledges for Syria, and regional countries hosting Syrians, including Turkey, donor countries and other stakeholders will declare their financial contributions for the period ahead," the statement said.The meeting aims to support effort…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Claw-Tiger: Turkey neutralizes 41 terrorists in N.Iraq. yenisafak.com Turkey has neutralized 41 terrorists as part of Operation Claw-Tiger in northern Iraq and seized large number of weapons and ammunition, said the defense minister on Monday."All our troops burst on the pre-determined areas with attacking air operations. They are working day and night, and the efforts are ongoing to take these regions under control," Hulusi Akar said.His remarks came during a weekly meeting of chief of general staff, commanders of air, land and naval forces via a video link. The commander of Turkish Task Force in Afghanistan and the head of military representative of Turkey in NATO headquarters we…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Turkish Airlines to resume flights from Bangladesh. yenisafak.com After more than three months, Bangladeshi authorities have permitted Turkey's flag carrier to fly international routes from Dhaka airport, according to official sources."Turkish Airlines, as well as Air Arabia, can resume international flights from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on any day after July 1 with proper maintenance of COVID-19 social distancing and health guidelines," Muhammad Mafidur Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), told Anadolu Agency late on Sunday.He added that Turkish Airlines flights could carry Bangladeshi and Turkish nationals along with transit passengers who…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Kuwait International Airport to resume commercial flights from Aug 1. yenisafak.com Commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport will resume from Aug. 1, the government's communications office said on Monday, after being suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Kuwait's cabinet agreed on a three-stage resumption starting at 30% capacity, the statement said.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19. yenisafak.com North Caribbean country Cuba has sent a medical team to Guinea-Bissau, a tropical country in West Africa to help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, said media reports on Tuesday.A 21-member medical team — 11 doctors and 10 nurses — arrived in the African country, where Cuba has already extended assistance in fighting the deadly Ebola epidemic from 2014-2016, the Africa news website reported.According to US-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Centre Guinea-Bissau has reported 1,614 COVID-19 cases so far with 22 deaths."Today we received this Cuban team who came to join another team already present her…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general. yenisafak.com On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Spain says PM off to Africa, EU's list of safe nations ready soon. yenisafak.com Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France's President Emmanuel Macron.The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – also including Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger – and U.N. boss Antonio Guterres, Sanchez's office said in a statement.The region is plagued by jihadi violence.In another sign of travel slowly resuming after months of coronavirus lockdowns, Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez La…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Gilead prices COVID-19 drug candidate remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in US. yenisafak.com Gilead Sciences Inc has priced its COVID-19 drug candidate remdesivir at $390 per vial for the United States and governments of other developed countries, it said on Monday, setting the price of a five-day course at $2,340 per patient.The price for U.S. private insurance companies will be $520 per vial, the drugmaker said, which equates to a total of $3,120 per patient.Gilead has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) whereby the department and states will manage allocation to hospitals until September end.After this period, once supplies are less constrained, HHS wi…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Iranian military prosecutor says human error led to shooting down of Ukrainian airliner. yenisafak.com The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran in January was due to human error and not an order from senior military authorities, the military prosecutor for Tehran province, Gholam Abbas Torki, said on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported.There was no indication that the downing of the airliner, which killed all 176 people aboard, was due to a cyber attack on Iran's missile or air defence systems, Torki said, adding that three people were under arrest related to the accident.

_____ (2020-06-29). Exposed: States Relying On 'House Of Cards' To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup. popularresistance.org For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of hydrocarbons historically played a vital role in America's electricity mix, accounting for a third of the country's energy production as recently as 2008. | But over the past decade, a devastating combination of forces has pummeled the industry, from cheap natural gas and the falling cost of renewables to growing public pressure to respond to the climate crisis. U.S. coal production has dropped 40 percent since its peak 12 years a…

_____ (2020-06-29). Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed. popularresistance.org The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans. It's even jokingly referred to as the "Forever War," accepted as just a constant reality. A soldier dies now and again. A couple of dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It's never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington to stop it. The endless war drags on. | Since 2001, almost one million US troops have been deployed to Afghanistan. Many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 have died and the new revelation that nearly 4,000 mercenaries have also died fighting in Afghanistan, almost d…

_____ (2020-06-29). US And Saudi Nuclear Program: The Trump Administration's Secrecy. popularresistance.org A recent report by the US House of Representatives revealed that Trump administration has accelerated the process of transferring "very sensitive" nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. | The US House of Representatives has revealed that the Donald Trump administration has tried to provide Saudi Arabia with highly sensitive and advanced nuclear technology as soon as possible, regardless of legal and security concerns, the report said. | The report also expressed concern about the Trump administration's secretive engagement with Saudi Arabia. | The report goes on to say that private companies that are in close contac…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Supporting private sector, govt.'s top priority: Veep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that backing private sector is the main and top priority of the government, emphasizing that able and competent private sector will benefit for national interests and development of the country.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Finnish PM Embroiled in 'Russian Influence' Scandal Over Fake Tweet About John Bolton's Book. sputniknews.com In his behind-the-scenes book about his tenure at the White House, former National Security Adviser John Bolton has painted Donald Trump's administration in an unfavourable light. Among other things, the book claims Trump once asked his chief of staff whether Finland was a part of Russia.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Facebook, Twitter Shares Suffer Losses in Early Trading As Ban on Hateful Conduct Gathers Steam. sputniknews.com Earlier, multiple companies, including Coca-Cola, US telecommunications firm Verizon, and consumer goods giant Unilever announced they were pulling their ads from Facebook and Twitter as part of the #StopHate4Profit campaign, initiated by the US National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other minority rights groups.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Iran's Foreign Ministry Lambasts US, Europe for Funding 'Rogue Entity' MKO Terrorist Group. sputniknews.com Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on 25 June dismissed the US State Department's annual report on terrorism, claiming that the "biggest state sponsor of terrorism" was in no position to judge other countries.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Reading Attack: Khairi Saadallah Shouted 'Allahu Akbar' During Park Stabbing, Court Hears. sputniknews.com On 20 June, three people were killed and several others were injured in a stabbing attack in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Khairi Saadallah was arrested by police shortly after the incident. After being questioned under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, Saadallah has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Europeans' Trust in US as Global Leader Plummets Over 'Appalling' Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic. sputniknews.com The world can no longer take for granted that the US aspires to be a global leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with a group of six European newspapers on 26 June, suggesting that priorities be accordingly reappraised.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran censures naturalization of killing of civilians by US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet, on Sunday, Iran's ministry of foreign affairs lambasted normalization and de-tabooing of the killing of civilians in US military operations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Arrest warrant issued for Trump: Iran's Judiciary official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Tehran's prosecutor said that Iran's judiciary has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump regarding the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). 'The Trucker and the Fox' to go on screen at Flahertiana Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'The Trucker and the Fox' by Arash Lahooti will be screened at the 20th edition of International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana in Russia.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran embassy objects over US ambassador remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Embassy of Iran in Lebanon has reacted to recent remarks of Dorothy Shea, US Ambassador to Lebanon.

2020-06-29: Social Media Postees

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Is the Deep State Attempting a Hybrid War in Mexico?
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
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 blueprint of concrete steps the opposition alliance will take to unseat AMLO." AMLO is Mexican…
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Only Idiots Believe The CIA, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-29
An assertion made by spooks is as far from evidence as you can possibly get. Really dumb that this needs to be said. | ~ | Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishing CIA press releases disguised as news. | ~ | The most influential news outlets in the western world uncritically parrot whatever they're told to say by the most powerful and depraved intelligence agencies on the planet, then tell you that Russia and China are bad because they have state media. | ~ | Imagine if a compulsive liar who you know for a fact constantly deceives people in order to hu…
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Only Idiots Believe The CIA, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-29
~ | Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishing CIA press releases disguised as news. | ~ | The most influential news outlets in the western world uncritically parrot whatever they're told to say by the most powerful and depraved intelligence agencies on the planet, then tell you that Russia and China are bad because they have state media. | ~ | Imagine if a compulsive liar who you know for a fact constantly deceives people in order to hurt and exploit them told you your neighbor is going to kill you if you don't kill him first, and you go and kill your n…
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Suing China for COVID-19 Damages Rears Its Ugly Head Again
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
According to Courthouse News, Senate Judiciary Committee members discussed "amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in order to hold China accountable for injury, losses and damages related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus." | More on this below. | ***…
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Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-29
Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money was looted by the US government, and the Trump administration has used at…
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Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-29
An estimated $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/29/trump-stolen-…

Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-29
Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/29/trump-stolen-…

The Farce and Diabolical Agenda of A "Universal Lockdown"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
First published on May 1, 2020 | First comes the farce, an (almost) universal government lie around the globe about a deadly virus, WHO named COVID-19. The decision for a global lockdown — literally for the collapse of the world economy | …
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Aurora Police Violently Crackdown on Peaceful Vigil for Black Man Killed in Police Chokehold
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-29
Police in Aurora, Colorado violently cracked down on a group of peaceful protesters holding a vigil for a young black man killed by police late last year, bringing renewed attention to the push for police reform that has swept the nation. | MPN– Clad in full riot gear, wielding batons and pepper spray, police in Aurora, Colo, broke up last night's vigil to the memory of 23-year-old massage therapist Elijah McClain — a man killed by the same police force last August. The day had begun with demonstrations organized by the local chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. At 8.30 p.m. a somber viol…
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Aurora Police Violently Crackdown on Peaceful Vigil for Black Man Killed in Police Chokehold
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-29
Police in Aurora, Colorado violently cracked down on a group of peaceful protesters holding a vigil for a young black man killed by police late last year, bringing renewed attention to the push for police reform that has swept the nation.
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Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-29
MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.
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Taliban, Moscow, White House All Reject NYT's Reporting on Afghanistan Bounties
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
On Friday, The New York Times reported that Russia offered Taliban-linked militants bounties for killing US troops in Afghanistan last year. The Times story was based on information they received from anonymous intelligence officials who were "briefed on the matter." …
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US War Crimes: The Massacre at My Lai
Seymour M. Hersh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
This article was originally published on The New Yorker in January 1972. | Early on March 16, 1968, a company of soldiers in the United States Army's Americal Division were dropped in by helicopter for an assault against a hamlet known …
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Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-29
In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned and living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed.
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Federal Court Rules Trump Effort to Detain Man Indefinitely Without Charges 'Cannot Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
Held without charges or evidence since 2017—and imprisoned overall for nearly two decades—the judge ordered, pending an appeal, for the U.S. government to release Adham Hassoun. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Abdicating Its Moral Responsibility,' SCOTUS Paves Way for Resumption in Federal Executions
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
"The death penalty has no place in a just society," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bombing People Is Not Feminist, No Matter How You Spin It
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
MSNBC Graphic (1/3/20) celebrating female heads of weapon-making corporations and military agencies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana's Anti-Choice Law, Reproductive Rights Groups Breathe Sigh of Relief—and Prepare for Continued Fight
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
Reproductive rights groups on Monday expressed relief after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a restrictive anti-choice law in Louisiana, the latest state regulation blocking access to abortion care to be rejected by the high court. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Massive Case of Denial: COVID Surges in US, Tops 10M Globally, as Pence Touts "Remarkable Progress"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-29
As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide and spikes are being reported in 36 states, Vice President Mike Pence has touted "truly remarkable progress" on the pandemic. "This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal," Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett says of the response to the pandemic. "We're in very, very dire straits right now."
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Louisiana Activists Face 15 Years for "Terrorizing" Oil Lobbyist with Box of Plastic Pollution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-29
Two environmental activists with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade face up to 15 years in prison for leaving a box of plastic pellets, found on the Texas coast, at the home of an oil and gas lobbyist in December. Advocates say the "terrorizing" felony charges reflect longtime attempts to criminalize environmental activists in Louisiana and come amid a campaign to block Formosa Plastics from building a new plant in St. James Parish, an area known as Cancer Alley. We speak with Anne Rolfes, director of the group Louisiana Bucket Brigade and one of those facing felony charges, and Gregory Manning, activist and pastor of…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/29/louisiana…

"Atrocious": Police Killed Elijah McClain in 2019. Why Did It Take Colorado So Long to Launch Probe?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-29
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered a new investigation into the 2019 police killing of 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, which is facing renewed scrutiny and outrage amid the nationwide uprising against police brutality. McClain was walking home from a store last August when someone called 911 to report a "suspicious person." Three Aurora police officers who answered the call tackled McClain to the ground and placed him in a chokehold as he pleaded for his life, and medical responders who arrived then injected McClain with the powerful sedative ketamine. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the h…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/29/elijah_mc…

–°riminal Roots of Kosovo Further Exposed by Thaàßi's Indictment in The Hague
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Serbian President Aleksandar Vuƒçiƒá was due to meet Kosovo leader Hashim Thaàßi on Saturday at the White House. This was at the behest of US envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, Richard Grenell, after his much-publicized success in organizing the meeting. However, …
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"Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably"
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Interview on the "absolutely unprecedented scope and scale" of the protests against the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and why Trump's refusal to act to stop the impending catastrophe of climate change makes him "the worst criminal in human history."
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Congress Must Hold President Trump Accountable!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Here is an abridged version of a letter sent on June 22, 2020, by me and two constitutional law experts Bruce Fein and Lou Fisher, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerald Nadler, and the Committee's Vice Chairman, Jamie Raskin. It touches on where Congress has not exercised its constitutional authority to…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/congress-mus…

Blast kills 23 Afghans at a cattle market in southern Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
At least 23 civilians were killed in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and dozens were injured when rockets fell on a cattle market on Monday, said Afghan government and Taliban officials.The warring sides blamed each other for the attack on the open-air weekly cattle market in Sangin district where hundreds of villagers from neighbouring districts had gathered to trade sheep and goats.A spokesman for Helmand's governor said the several rockets fired by Taliban insurgents landed close to the cattle market, killing 23 civilians, including children.Taliban officials blamed the government officials for killing…
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Chris Hedges On Contact: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-29
Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with lawyer, author and professor, Marjorie Cohn. | Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught from 1991 to 2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. | Professor Cohn is the editor of and a contributor to 'The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse', and 'Drones and Targeted Killings: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues'.
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COVID Surges in US as Pence Touts "Remarkable Progress"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-29
As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide and spikes are being reported in 36 states, Vice President Mike Pence has touted "truly remarkable progress" on the pandemic. "This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal," Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett says of the response to the pandemic. "We're in very, very dire straits right now." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may no…
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Iran holds meeting with Taliban in Qatar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-29
TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Senior leaders of the Taliban are currently stationed in Doha, Qatar, where Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian holds a meeting with them on Sunday.
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WH spokeswoman says 'no intelligence consensus' on Russia bounty story, tells NYT & WaPo to 'return Pulitzers' for misreporting
rt.com | 2020-06-29
The New York Times and the Washington Post should give up their journalistic accolades for selling rumors as scoops, the White House's Kayleigh McEnany said, pointing at holes in their story about Russian bounties for the Taliban. | The secretary has unleashed a scathing rebuke at the media, accusing the Times and the WaPo of peddling scandalous speculations about US President Donald Trump allegedly doing nothing after having been briefed about Russia paying the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. | Speaking at the White House on Monday, McEnany said that her boss had never received a briefing on the i…
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Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money to Build Border Wall With Mexico
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-29
Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money was looted by the US government, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the US-Mexico border. | Ben NORTON | Since the United States initiated a coup attempt against Venezuela's elected leftist government in January 2019, an estimated $24 billion worth of Venezuelan public assets have been stolen by Washington and member states of the European Union.
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My Student Comes Home
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
Lawrence Bell (right), moments after being released from East Jersey State Prison on Sunday, is greeted by his friend Ron Pierce [left], who was also incarcerated for three decades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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My Student Comes Home
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
Lawrence Bell (right), moments after being released from East Jersey State Prison on Sunday, is greeted by his friend Ron Pierce (left), who was also incarcerated for three decades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Blundering British Political Class Has Shown the Same Incompetence in Both Fighting Wars and Coronavirus
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-29
Patrick COCKBURN | The government's controversial Prevent programme aims to stop individuals becoming terrorists, but it would be much more effective if it taught British political leaders not to engage in wars that become the seed-beds of terrorism. | Consider the case of Khairi Saadallah, the suspect in the killing of three people in a park in Reading who came to the UK as a refugee from Libya in 2012 and was granted asylum in 2018. An ID card reportedly shows that he had been a member of the Union of the February 17 Revolution, one of the paramilitary groups that had fought Muammar Gaddafi the previous year. P…
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The Blundering British Political Class has Shown the Same Incompetence in Both Fighting Wars and Coronavirus
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
The government's controversial Prevent programme aims to stop individuals becoming terrorists, but it would be much more effective if it taught British political leaders not to engage in wars that become the seed-beds of terrorism.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/the-blunderi…

Israel's illegal annexation plans for Palestine, 'disastrous' for wider Middle East — Bachelet
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Israel on Monday not to proceed along the "dangerous path" of annexing a swathe of occupied Palestinian territory, urging the Government to listen to its own former senior officials along with the "multitude of voices around the world".
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Black Lives Matter UK expresses solidarity with Palestinians, rejects Israeli occupation plan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
In a series of tweets that also critiqued the silence of the British political class on the issue, Black Lives Matter UK declared that it loudly and clearly stood "beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE"
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How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-29
Black people are one of the first and largest victims of Western colonialism and racial capitalism. We have never received justice for 500 years of racist violence and exploitation. | The US and most Western countries built their empires through profits from the Atlantic slave trade. | As an illegitimate settler colony that was built on the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population and enslavement of Africans, the US requires the continuous subjugation of Black and Indigenous people to maintain its imperial domination abroad. | Accordingly, the greatest internal threat to the US empire is that of a Black revo…
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Every American Should Watch Abby Martin's New Afghanistan War Documentary
MintPress News Desk | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-29
Abby Martin's new documentary, "Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy," is a tour de force, a must watch for every American seeking a holistic understanding of American's longest-running war.
mintpressnews.com/every-american-should-…

2009 H1N1 Vaccine Caused Brain Damage in Children. Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Vaccine Safety" Issues
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
In 2009, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci was firmly in support of a multibillion dollar H1N1 vaccine project | Today he is an avid supporter of a COVID-19 vaccine. | What he fails to acknowledge is that the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine caused brain …
globalresearch.ca/video-dr-anthony-fauci…

Selected Articles: US War Crimes: The Massacre at My Lai
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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Delisting Chinese Firms from US Exchanges. "Risks of Military Confrontation"… Destabilization of Capital Markets?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
US anti-China legislation dates from the mid-19th century, including measures to prohibit or limit emigration of its nationals to America. | Today, US war on China by other means rages with no end of it in prospect, things worsening, not improving, …
globalresearch.ca/delisting-chinese-firm…

No End to Illegal US Sanctions War on Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Since Iranians ended a generation of US installed fascist tyranny in 1979, both militant wings of its war party waged state terror on the Islamic Republic and its people. | Its main strategy has been and continues to be weaponized sanctions….
globalresearch.ca/no-end-illegal-us-sanc…

Capitalism — The Cause Of COVID-19 Deaths
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-29
Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of fatalities, COVID-19 seems to appear in a more virulent form in capitalist countries. But is this even possible? | The impact of COVID-19 in capitalist countries is more than 20 to 50 times worse than in socialist countries or in countries with high levels of social mobilization. The longer and wider this virus spreads, the clearer this political difference becomes. | By every possible measure of COVID and of deaths due to a host of many other neglected sicknesses, it is clea…
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To Save the United States From Collapse, College Campuses Must Emancipate Themselves From Social Justice Warriors
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-29
The American university is restructuring itself along the lines of Liberal foreign policy in that it seeks to utterly destroy the enemy — in this case, conservatism and nationalism. The strategy depends upon a take-no-prisoner approach that shuns debate and crucifies dissenters in order to turn America into an authoritarian socialist state. | It has become something of a cliché among many American parents to relay stories about the moment when their children return home from their first semester at college. These radicalized youth, exposed to the social justice curriculum of leftist teaching, shock their el…
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David Harvey against Revolution: the Bankruptcy of Academic "Marxism"
Jorge Martín | mronline.org | 2020-06-29
David Harvey is a university professor and a geographer who describes himself as a Marxist. His series of video lectures on Capital have been viewed by hundreds of thousands as a new generation of young people became interested in Marxism in the wake of the 2008 crisis. For these reasons, his recent statement that he is against the …
mronline.org/2020/06/29/david-harvey-aga…

Some Italian Thinkers Are Now Resisting Lies About the Soviet Union and World War II
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. | European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost …
globalresearch.ca/italian-thinkers-resis…

First You Bomb and Starve a Country. Then You're Praised for Sending in Aid
Sarah Lazare | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
The United Nations describes itself in its charter as an international moral authority created to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." But activists who are trying to end the U.S. war on Yemen say that, in a dark …
globalresearch.ca/first-you-bomb-starve-…

She's Still Organizing
Bree Newsome Bass | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Five years ago, 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…
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The Battle to Keep Robert E. Lee Out of Lee County
Leah Sankey | progressive.org | 2020-06-29
In Fort Myers, Florida, white supremacists swayed the city to protect a bust of the Confederate general–now, young activists are pushing back.
progressive.org/dispatches/battle-robert…

Sudan on high alert ahead of mass protests
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Sudanese security forces have been placed on high alert on Monday ahead of mass protests by rival groups on the first anniversary of a power-sharing deal between the military and civilians. | Forces from the military and police have been deployed across the streets of Khartoum. Main roads and bridges leading to the army headquarters in the capital have been sealed, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter on the ground. | Activists have called for demonstrations on June 30 to pile pressure on the transitional government to implement "goals of the revolution" that ousted long-serving President Omar al-Bashir last y…
yenisafak.com/en/news/sudan-on-high-aler…

Jewish Watchdog Slams Black Lives Matter UK Over Calls to Sanction Israel
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
Created in the US in 2013 as an anti-racism activism and protest movement, Black Lives Matter has enjoyed a surge in support and media coverage in the wake of the George Floyd protests across the US and around the world. Activists have been criticized by conservatives, and by Israel supporters, however, over their attacks on the Jewish State.
sputniknews.com/world/202006291079748916…

Activists Erect 'Guillotine' Outside Jeff Bezos' House, Demand Destruction of Amazon
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
Jeff Bezos, the richest human on Earth, has long been the subject of anger amid accusations of overseeing poor working conditions, low wages, and of busting of organised labour movements.
sputniknews.com/us/202006291079751686-ac…

Concepts in Leader's letter to Western youth becoming 'clear and clearer: activist
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-29
TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — A human rights activist believes that what the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei mentioned in his letter to the West's youth is becoming 'clearer' by the day.
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Detroit police filmed driving SUV through crowd of protesters in blood-chilling VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-06-29
A terrifying video from Detroit shows a police vehicle forcefully breaking out of a circle of chanting protesters, carrying some of them on the hood. The department said the officer behind the wheel "tried to escape" the crowd. | Footage of the incident shows the SUV surrounded by dozens of activists. The vehicle suddenly accelerates and stops several times, as people around it scream in fear. Some of the protesters were knocked to the ground while others tried to cling to the hood as it was speeding away. | #NoJusticeNoPeace …
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Detroit police filmed driving SUV through crowd of protesters in blood-chilling VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-06-29
A terrifying video from Detroit shows a police vehicle forcefully breaking out of a circle of chanting protesters, carrying some of them on the hood. The department said the officer behind the wheel "tried to escape" the crowd. | Footage of the incident shows the SUV surrounded by dozens of activists. The vehicle suddenly accelerates and stops several times, as people around it scream in fear. Some of the protesters were knocked to the ground while others tried to cling to the hood as it was speeding away. | Detroit Police Department drove into 10-12 protesters including myself. Multiple people are going to th…
rt.com/usa/493220-detroit-police-ram-pro…

WATCH gunshots interrupt interview inside activist-run CHAZ enclave in Seattle amid reports of 'active shooter'
rt.com | 2020-06-29
Several gunshots were heard during the taping of an interview inside the activist-held Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ/CHOP) in Seattle, Washington. The area has seen several shootings in recent weeks. | A video posted on social media shows an interview being conducted inside CHAZ. Suddenly, what appears to be gunfire is heard in the background. "That's not a firework," the person being interviewed says. Several people are then seen running down the street. | During an interview with a trans activist at the Seattle "autonomous zone," live rounds were fired in the background. | Last week, multiple shootings…
rt.com/usa/493214-chaz-shooting-new-repo…

Victory for San Mateo Co. Inmates After Ten Day Hunger Strike
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
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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Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture
Doctors for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
In a new letter to the British medical journal The Lancet, Doctors for Assange say that the British government may be held legally responsible for the torture of the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher. | *** | Here is the doctors' statement followed by …
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Assange surprised by timing of new US indictment
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Julian Assange's lawyer said on Monday he was surprised U.S. authorities issued a new and wider indictment last week against the WikiLeaks founder whom they are seeking to extradite from Britain.Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities to stand trial for 18 offences including conspiring to hack government computers and espionage. Last year, the United States began extradition proceedings after he was dragged from London's Ecuadorean embassy where he had been holed up for almost seven years.The U.S. Department for Justice issued a second, superseding indictment last week which, it said, contained no new charges but b…
yenisafak.com/en/world/assange-surprised…

How to Reverse the US's Shockingly Low Global Peace Index Ranking
Sara Bakhtiar | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
The U.S. insistence on global military domination has actively undermined both domestic and international peace. (Photo: bgrocker / Shutterstock.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/06/29/how-re…

Water cooperation between States 'key' to Blue Nile dam project
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
The Blue Nile is "critical for the livelihoods and development" of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council on Monday, urging those States to reach a construction agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
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A Dark Moment for Madison, Wisconsin
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2020-06-29
In the wake of protesters tearing down statues, Madisonians are reflecting on how the state's seemingly progressive history only included white people.
progressive.org/dispatches/dark-moment-m…

Uprising 2020: Space near New York City Hall occupied
Maicol David Lynch | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
NEW YORK — One month after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters in New York City are occupying the space outside City Hall until the budget vote set to take place on Tuesday, June 30. If passed, the New York Police Department's budget could be cut by one sixth: One billion dollars of …
peoplesworld.org/article/uprising-2020-s…

Protest and the Post-Legitimation State
Paul A. Passavant | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, protests have spread across the United States (and the world). These protests force us to confront the question of state legitimacy in the United States today in a way that we have not considered in over fifty years. They also…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/protest-and-…

Torture of journalists triggers protests in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan State
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement called it completely unacceptable for representatives of the security forces to commit acts of torture against journalists reporting from the region…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/29/torture-o…

Anti-racism groups protest vilification of immigrants in Glasgow
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
In the aftermath of a stabbing incident in Glasgow, right-wing groups in the United Kingdom have been trying to whip up anti-immigrant sentiments. Anti-racism groups have insisted that the city welcomes refugees…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/29/anti-raci…

Naomi Campbell sees Black Lives Matter altering fashion and beauty industries
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview.The fashion world has long been criticised for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product changes as protests about systemic racism sparked by the killing of Black people by police in the United States highlight issues related to race.Campbell, who during a 34-year career was the first Black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine, s…
yenisafak.com/en/life/naomi-campbell-see…

Bad Polling Streak for Trump Reportedly has GOP Operatives Speculating if POTUS Could Drop Out
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
Criticism of the US administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and response to the protests sweeping the country following the death of black man George Floyd in police custody in late May has resulted in President Donald Trump's poll numbers trending downward lately.
sputniknews.com/us/202006291079744883-ba…

'Oh My God!': Protesters Sent Flying After US Police SUV Plows Through Crowd – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
The Detroit Police Chief is defending the actions of his department and said a cop "did the right thing" after the officer was seen on camera slowly driving into a group of protesters in southwest Detroit, Michigan, before then accelerating to 25 miles per hour and injuring several unarmed individuals.
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'You F**king Communists': US Woman Berates BLM Protesters in Expletive-Filled Rant
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
An unidentified US woman was recently caught in a since-deleted video slinging a profanity-filled rant against a group of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who were demonstrating over the weekend in Watsontown, Pennsylvania.
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Trump Shares Video of Couple Pointing Semi-Automatic Weapon at Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-29
President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Monday morning of a white St. Louis couple brandishing and pointing their guns in the direction of protesters against anti-Black racism and police violence who were marching toward the mayor's office. | While it's unclear what Trump intended by sharing…
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Monday June 29 – Protest to Stop Eviction of 1921 Walnut St. Tenants
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
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 | 2020-06-29
Online/virtual…
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Two Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto
Midnite Street Artists | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
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.
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While the World Burns, the Road Map to War with Iran Continues
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Let's face it, the long prediction held by many all agree on one thing, the US empire is on the way into the dustbins of history, but not without a fight to the end. Geopolitically speaking, the US military-industrial complex …
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"Silence is not an option": Black women make history
Keisha N. Blain | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Inerview on the vital role of Black women leaders in the success of Black political movements in modern US history…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/silence-is-not-an-…

Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
BATH, Maine–Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a parade of other prominent politicians are supporting the 4,300 Machinists Local S6 workers forced to strike by their bosses at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine.
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-backs-str…

DHS Watchdog Confirms: ICE is Failing to Protect Detained People From COVID
Eunice Cho | aclu.org | 2020-06-29
As cases of COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities have exploded in recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued to argue that it has done all that it possibly can to manage this crisis. A new report by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG) — the department's oversight body — however, sheds new light on ICE's failure to do so, and the continued danger faced by detainees and detention staff alike. , , Notably, the OI…
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Great Minds Think Alike: Bolsonaro and Trump
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Great minds think alike. And you probably thought the only thing those two great minds had in common was their love of hydroxychloroquine and their enthusiastic support for using it to combat the coronavirus. As the trump explained some weeks ago, during the period he was taking the drug, he'd received lots of letters…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/great-minds-…

Academic Freedom: Redress for Denis Rancourt
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
Denis Rancourt is a person who is unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom. For example, he is skeptical about the scientific consensus around climate change, and recently, he looked at the meta-analyses of using masks and questions their effectiveness against viral respiratory infections. Whether Rancourt is right or not in his conclusions is consequential, but more …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/academic-free…

The Dutch Prosecution and the Judge Have Rigged the Outcome of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Trial on a Charge that Requires No Proof
John Helmer | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
The Dutch Government has devised an evidence-proof scheme for ensuring the trial of the Russian government for the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will end in a conviction. | This scheme will work without evidence to prove that the four …
globalresearch.ca/how-dutch-prosecution-…

EU Parliament Members Expose 5G Safety Authority Being Influenced by Telecom Industry
Environmental Health Trust | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
A new report released by European Members of Parliments Michèle Rivasi (Europe Écologie) and Dr. Klaus Buchner (àñkologisch-Demokratische Partei) accuses the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), an organization many governments consider an authority on the safety of 5G …
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Light from black hole collisions detected for first time
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
It was first identified by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory of the National Science Foundation, along with the European Virgo Detector on May 21, 2019, and has been named as S190521g…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/29/light-fro…

Fear, lack of confidence push U.S. to restrict Chinese media
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-29
More concerns raised over bleak outlook for China-U.S. ties: observer…
mronline.org/2020/06/29/fear-lack-of-con…

Still More Reason to Defund Our CEOs
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Their relentless rush to hit the pay jackpot is fueling the calamities that confront us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/still-more-reason-…

Video: UN Agenda 2030 Exposed
Rosa Koire | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
This video first published in May 2019 brings to the forefront an incisive and carefully documented understanding of the current corona crisis and its aftermath in the wake of the lockdown. | *** | UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan …
globalresearch.ca/video-un-agenda-2030-e…

France's ruling LREM fails to make an impression in local body elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
As per the results declared so far, the Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) party already has claimed victory in eight major cities, including Lyon, Strasburg and Bordeaux. Local body elections were held in over 4,827 cities and towns across France on Sunday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/29/frances-r…

Cops in Washington defy new state police reform law with impunity
Mario Carbonell | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-29
1-940 was passed with the best of intentions by voters hoping for some real change.
liberationnews.org/cops-in-washington-de…

Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Arctic temperatures are soaring to new records… and staying there, ever since May of this year. Truth be known, the Arctic's been heating up for years. Siberia recently hit 105 ∞F. That's not normal. It's 30 ∞F hotter than normal. Farther south, the Amazon rainforest is hit with a drought every 5 years like clockwork, not regular…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/arctic-heat-…

Should NYC's Wall Street Be Renamed "Eric Garner St.?"
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Of all the streets that could be renamed, one stands out as a reminder that the consolidation of finance capital is built upon America's ethnic cleansing…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/should-nycs-wall-s…

Battering Rams for All
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Battering Rams for All Pigs in the street sheep, lambs, and battering rams That slam, kabam Into John Doe's condos He can keep one But does he need fifty? Look at the city What you see is what you get No rent, no debt No homelessness, no war, no…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/battering-ra…

Missouri River Breaks: How BLM Neglect Threatens a Wild and Scenic River and National Monument
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
One hundred forty-nine miles of the Missouri River in Montana is a designated Wild and Scenic River. It is also within the 375,000 acres Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce National Historic Trails. It is part of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Landscape Conservation System. The…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/missouri-riv…

Racism: Are we all prejudice?
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-29
Prejudice then is a form of conditioning; it is discrimination or bias unconsciously expressed in varying degrees, fueling hurtful destructive patterns of behavior and social division.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/29/racism-are…

5 Million Cases Worldwide, 650,000 Deaths Annually: The Seasonal Flu Virus is a "Serious Concern", But the Wuhan Coronavirus Grabs the Headlines
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
First published on January 27, 2020. Figures quoted for the coranavirus pertain to late January | The common flu virus will infect millions across the globe. It can be easily spread and will especially strike the young and the elderly. But …
globalresearch.ca/flu-bigger-concern-wuh…

Marlon Craft — Gang Shit (Official Music Video)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-29
Craft takes us inside prison for a chilling, hair raising verse from a 'black' gang member. He encompasses an identical, mirrored reality. Birthed into a gang with allies as brothers until death, he strikes fear before it strikes him. He clears up the controversy in one simple lyric, 'we all on our gang shit'.
mronline.org/2020/06/29/marlon-craft-gan…

Religion and progressive politics in America: A book review
Garron Daniels | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
For so long, conservatives and the rest of the political right have had such a tight iron grip on the religious label, they've left most Americans thinking that religion is found only within the GOP and the circles close to it. Little is talked about when it comes to religion in progressive politics. But that …
peoplesworld.org/article/religion-and-pr…

US-Iran Confrontation in Lebanon: Counter-measures and Escalation
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
It's looking like a long, hot summer, as tensions increase between Washington and Tehran, US elections approach, and the "maximum pressure" exercised by the US escalates. After Syria, it is Lebanon's turn. The country's financial failure has reached the point …
globalresearch.ca/us-iran-confrontation-…

More Hollywood Moments
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
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Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-29
The US experiences record-high coronavirus cases after ignoring the warnings of public health experts and medical professionals. We speak with National Nurses United President Zenei Cortez.
therealnews.com/stories/coronavirus-case…

After the Corona Lockdown: Neoliberal State Intervention "Won't Save Us"
MP Richard Burgon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
After the coronavirus crisis, the state will likely play a much larger role in the economy. But its interventions will serve the interests of the wealthy — unless the Left gets organised, argues Richard Burgon. | *** |

As the coronavirus death …


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Editorial Mundo Obrero: °Defund significa abolir la policía!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-29
" °Defund a la policía!" (Quitarles fondos economicos a la policia), ha saltado a la cima de las demandas que las manifestaciones masivas han estado haciendo desde el asesinato policial de George Floyd el 25 de mayo en Minneapolis. Después de que el tercer edificio del Recinto Policial de esa ciudad . . . | Continue reading Editorial Mundo Obrero: °Defund significa abolir la policía! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49717/?utm_source=rs…

Fake News With Special Guest Nolan Higdon
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-06-29
On this week's Project Censored Show, Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon discuss the topic of fake news and how it relates to Higdon's forthcoming book, "The Anatomy of Fake News: …
projectcensored.org/fake-news-with-speci…

Facing 45 years' imprisonment for property damage
| workers.org | 2020-06-29
Released by Center for Constitutional Rights New York June 22 — The undersigned civil and human rights organizations, legal associations, and policy institutes condemn the excessive and politically-motivated charges that the federal government is leveling against two members of our community, Colin Mattis and Urooj Rahman, and its aggressive effort . . . | Continue reading Facing 45 years' imprisonment for property damage at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49724/?utm_source=rs…

Food is best vaccine against chaos, insists UN World Food Programme head
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a massive boost to its global aid operation so it can reach them.
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Will South Korea's Moon Defy Trump and Improve Relations with North Korea?
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
North Korea is in the news again. As always, that means that it is time for mainstream journalists and establishment figures to reach for the handy cliché and to recycle received opinion as a substitute for thought. Terms like "provocation," "threat," and "aggression" abound. Not surprisingly, powerful political and military actors in the United States…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/will-south-k…

Philippines: 7 anti-mining leaders arrested
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-29
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joined various organizations in denouncing the Duterte regime and its armed forces for the unlawful arrest of anti-mining leaders Datu Reynaldo Ayuma and six other Lumads at Purok 6, Barangay Blanco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on June 26. | "The Party calls on local and international environmentalist and human rights advocates to look into the escalating incidents of abuses perpetrated by the Duterte fascist regime against anti-mining communities while fast-tracking the enactment of the fascist Anti-Terror Bill (ATB)," stated Marco L. Valbuena, Information Officer, C…
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COVID figures reveal stark contrasts
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-06-29
June 29 — No country boasts louder of its success than the United States. This is the most powerful capitalist country in the world, based on its vast wealth, huge industrial output and formidable military. A medical brigade of over 200 Cuban doctors prepares to leave Jose Martí Airport in . . . | Continue reading COVID figures reveal stark contrasts at Workers.org
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Just Action for Refugees and Locals: Green Shoots on Greece's Samos Island
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Vasilis and Lene who have created Just Action, a new NGO on Samos. In the few months of its existence Just Action has more than lived up to its name distributing thousands …
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An Illuminating Farmer-to-Farmer Story in Morocco
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Bill Nichols served as a volunteer consultant to the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) for two weeks in January 2020. Originally from New Mexico, now residing in Boston, Bill collaborated as an F2F volunteer with four …
globalresearch.ca/farmer-story-morocco/5…

NYT Argues Workers Should Get More, but Gets Some Important Facts Wrong
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-29
I hate to be nitpicky when the NYT writes a very strong editorial arguing that we need more money going to ordinary workers and less to the rich, but it is important to get the story right. Unfortunately, the editorial misses much of it. First and foremost, there has not been a major shift from …
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First Person: looking to the skies to understand the climate crisis
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
Could studying the cosmos help us to fight the climate crisis? Two astronomers at the University of Hawaii think that knowledge of the solar system may help to slow down the warming of the Earth's atmosphere.
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Sudan: Popular Struggles, Elite Compromises, and Revolution Betrayed
John Young | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
After more than six months of sustained and growing demonstrations across Sudan demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, on 11 April 2019 the military placed him under arrest and attempted to rule the country for an indeterminate period …
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Bronx's first gay city council member likely wins in NY-15
Michael Arney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
Progressives and liberals in the NY-15 congressional district can take a deep breath. Self-identified "conservative Democrat" Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., probably will not succeed Rep. José Serrano and destroy his legacy. Instead, the new representative probably will be Ritchie Torres, the youngest and first openly gay Bronx member of the City Council. Rep. Serrano has …
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Bolton and the Pandemic
Mitchel Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
The corporate media is obsessing over John Bolton's views with regard to Donald Trump, but it is worth examining what they're not asking. Prior to the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020, there existed a commission known as the U.S. Pandemic Response Team. The PRT was formed under President George W. Bush and continued…
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From rebellion to revolution
Eugene Puryear | liberationnews.org | 2020-06-29
The capitalist system grants concessions only in defense of its own stability.
liberationnews.org/from-rebellion-to-rev…

The Gates / Fauci Vaccine Developed by Moderna. Video Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Lila York | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
First published on May 29, 2020 | This is a four-minute video featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman that explains exactly what is in the Gates/Fauci covid19 vaccine currently being developed by Fauci's own vaccine company, Moderna. | Most | …
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Rewriting history & rehabilitating George W Bush
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-29
Obama's recent glowing comments about the 43rd president surely came as a shock to anyone who still has a functioning memory of the Bush years, writes Nat Parry.
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Modern Slavery and Woke Hypocrisy
Judith Bergman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
The news has been filled with reports about Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters vandalizing and tearing down statues of slave traders, slave owners, and anyone who they perceive as having been historically involved with slavery. In Bristol, England, a statue …
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June 27, 1954: Elected Guatemalan Leader Overthrown in CIA-Backed Coup
Juan Gonzalez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
In similar fashion, the tragedy of modern Guatemala owes its origins to U.S. foreign policy. A garrison state for more than forty years, Guatemala was home to the longest and bloodiest civil war in Central American history. The roots of …
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Bernie: Cut Pentagon by 10% to invest in education, health care, and housing
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-29
"And when we talk about real change it is incredible to me the degree to which Congress continues to ignore our bloated $740 billion defense budget–which has gone up by over $100 billion since Trump has been in office."
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Bringing Teddy Roosevelt Down to Earth
Sari Beth Rosenberg | progressive.org | 2020-06-29
It's long past time to remove Roosevelt's statue, a clear symbol of white supremacy.
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Don't Neglect Funding Early Childcare and Education Infrastructure
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-06-29
AlterNet See article on original site The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the economy in March has led to sharp declines in employment and output. In December, women made up more than half the workforce; now, for the first time, women have lost jobs at a more rapid rate than men. They need to be able to …
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Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Arctic temperatures are soaring to new records… and staying there, ever since May of this year. Truth be known, the Arctic's been heating up for years. Siberia recently hit 105 ∞F. That's not normal. It's 30 ∞F hotter than normal. | …
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Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
First published by Global Research on March 27, 2020 | The following is from a medical forum. The writer, who is a widely respected professional scientist in the US, prefers to stay anonymous, because presenting any narrative different than the official …
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COVID-19 pandemic 'not even close to being over', WHO chief warns
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is "not even close to being over", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.
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COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless
Torsten Engelbrecht | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with "infected." | But looking closely at the …
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5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern
Mark Serreze | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
What is happening in the Arctic is very real and should serve as a warning to everyone who cares about the future of the planet as we know it.
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Racism: Are We All Prejudiced?
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
Loud acts of racism, like the atrocious killing of George Floyd by a US police officer; the disproportionate number of black men incarcerated in American prisons or the high percentage of young black or minority ethnic (BAME) men subjected to 'stop and search' by police in Britain are blatant and ugly. But an individuals 'unconscious …
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Philippines: 7 anti-mining leaders arrested
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-29
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joined various organizations in denouncing the Duterte regime and its armed forces for the unlawful arrest of anti-mining leaders Datu Reynaldo Ayuma and six other Lumads at Purok 6, Barangay Blanco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on June 26. | "The Party calls on local and international environmentalist and human rights advocates to look into the escalating incidents of abuses perpetrated by the Duterte fascist regime against anti-mining communities while fast-tracking the enactment of the fascist Anti-Terror Bill (ATB)," stated Marco L. Valbuena, Information Officer, C…
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Pain, hope, change: Boarded-up buildings become canvases for radical art
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
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More Thoughts on the Recession, Stimulus, and Recovery
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
If the private sector is not spending enough to fully employ the workforce, then the public sector has to fill the gap. In this case, we don't need to have make-work jobs, we have enormous unmet needs…
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Housing for All
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
Read Part I and Part II. In the best of economic times, large numbers of homeless Blacks, Indigenous peoples, and other disenfranchised, impoverished and marginalized members of our society live in squalor on our streets while much larger numbers of housing units sit empty. This is disgraceful, unacceptable and unjust, and it contributes to major …
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After 17 Months of Unlawful Detention, Court Orders Release of U.S. Resident Wrongfully Detained Under Patriot Act
Jonathan Hafetz | aclu.org | 2020-06-29
For well over a year, the U.S. government has held Adham Hassoun in a detention facility without trial, without criminal charge, and without end in sight. Today, a court ordered the government to release him and expressed contempt for the government's frivolous and alarming legal position: "Distilled to its core, [the government's] position is that [it] should be able to detain Mr. Hassoun indefinitely based on the executive branch's say-so, and that decision is insulated from any meaningful review by the judiciary. The record in this case demonstrates firsthand the danger of adopting [the government&#82…
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Video: The Concept of Social Distancing in Schools
Leigh Dundas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser known facts about social distancing and isolation: | ‚Ä¢ It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of | …
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The Pandemic Risk of an Accidental Lab Leak of Enhanced Flu Virus: Unacceptably High
Lynn C. Klotz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
According to the World Health Organization, seasonal influenza viruses spread throughout the world in a year or two, infecting 10 to 25 percent of the world's population and causing some 290,000 to 650,000 deaths. With a world population of about …
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NWSL players take a knee during the national anthem
Anne M. Peterson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
(AP) Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women's Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during …
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Tomorrow's World, Today
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
COVID-19, and before Covid everything else, has raised a question that is now percolating, and even reverberating. And then came a white knee crushing a Black neck. A dream so long deferred suddenly exploded in city after city. What's next? From the social distancing, what? From the fumes and flames, what? From the bodies in Read…
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Nothing Succeeds Like Secession: Suggested Demands for CHOP From a Friendly Panarchist Ally
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed inside fluid borders drawn in dotted lines. Strange places no American ever spoke of, with exotic names…
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Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries
Raul Diego | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
COVI-PASS will determine whether you can go to a restaurant, if you need a medical test, or are due for a talking-to by authorities in a post-COVID world. Consent is voluntary, but enforcement will be compulsory. | *** | Through the …
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Public Tools for Public Schools: Stopping tech giants' online education takeover
Jeffrey Elkner | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-29
The tech oligarchs are about to get a lot richer, and you and I are going to pay for it. Naomi Klein's recent Intercept article, "Screen New Deal," illustrates one particular example of this rapidly developing process, describing how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could not contain a sly smile during his press conference on …
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On the Recession, Stimulus and Economic Recovery
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
As we get more data in, it seems increasingly likely that we are looking at a horrible and prolonged recession, not a complete economic collapse of Great Depression proportions. The May employment report showed a substantial bounce back in employment, with jobs up by more than 2.5 million from the April level. Retail sales had…
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Pandemic Paves Way for Decarceration
Daniel Munczek Edelman | progressive.org | 2020-06-29
If we are really serious about reducing crime and the role of the police, improving access to employment and strengthening communities have been proven to work.
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Trapped: why George Floyd's death resonates so deeply
Nilufar Ahmed | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
Shared archetypes can be immensely powerful in the struggle to uproot racism…
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The De-Trumpification of America
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Let's assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that's a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump's reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge…
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Sudan Holds Donors Conference to Salvage Its Economy
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
During several years of the Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan's economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018 estimates), nearly 80% live far below the poverty line despite …
globalresearch.ca/sudan-holds-donors-con…

Revolution or ruin
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-29
We know how the first paragraph begins. We've read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn't deny it any longer. The world is burning.
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Crime and Justice
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2020-06-29
The best prospect for today is that we move from outrage at police violence and racist and social deprivation to positive demands for changes that improve the lot of the suffering but that also pave the way for still greater changes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/crime-and-justice/

Massive case of denial: COVID surges in US, tops 10M globally, as Pence touts 'remarkable progress'
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-29
"This has just been a massive case of denial, of idiotic government policy, of the lack of any strategic planning, any really specific strategic goal."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/29/massive-ca…

Tales of Resistance: 'The Cheapest Gasoline in the World'
Jessica Dos Santos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
For two months, most gas stations in Caracas were closed. The few that were running, under military supervision, had car queues stretching for over a mile. And that taking into account that fuel was only to be sold to priority …
globalresearch.ca/cheapest-gasoline-worl…

Facebook is not playing fair
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-29
The problem with Facebook is that it established so-called "Community Standards," and it uses these "standards" to censor posts by its members and then block them for a few days or a month from further posting.
nationofchange.org/2020/06/29/facebook-i…

Extend cross border 'lifeline' into Syria, Lowcock urges Security Council
news.un.org | 2020-06-29
With COVID-19 cases in Syria multiplying, its economy in freefall, and some households cooking weeds to eat in order to survive, the UN's emergency relief coordinator is pressing the Security Council to extend its authorization for cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey.
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The Pandemic Shows the Importance of Funding Early Childcare and Education Infrastructure
Eileen Appelbaum | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the economy in March has led to sharp declines in employment and output. In December, women made up more than half the workforce; now, for the first time, women have lost jobs at a more rapid rate than men. They need to be able to return to employment in…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/the-pandemic…

'Ready to die for their just demands' in Attica, 1971
Tom Soto | workers.org | 2020-06-29
In September 1971, prisoners at Attica Correctional Facility in New York state staged a rebellion that drew international attention to the struggle of incarcerated workers. Prisoners requested that the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party intervene on their behalf during negotiations. New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller eventually ordered a . . . | Continue reading 'Ready to die for their just demands' in Attica, 1971 at Workers.org
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Medicare for All
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
In Part I, we examined the creation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) — an extension of the Social Security system — as a means of empowering Blacks, Native Americans, the poor and all Americans by endowing them with a minimum of financial security and independence, and by eliminating poverty. This is one of the …
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Defund the CEOs
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
America's dirtiest three-letter word may now be "CEO." Our ongoing economic meltdown is making that tag even dirtier. Chef executives the nation over have spent this past spring scheming to keep their pockets stuffed while their workers suffer wage cuts, layoffs, and even death by Covid-19. Not all CEOs, of course. Flacks for Corporate America…
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5G, Bill Gates' vaccine and a Wuhan lab: Understanding the conspiracy theory pandemic
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-29
Healthcare Fred FuentesIssue 1271 Australia COVID_19 conspiracy theoriesJune 29, 2020The past few months has seen a proliferation of memes and stories on social media linking COVID-19 to everything from…
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How a False Hydroxychloroquine Narrative Was Created. "Dangerous" When Used for Covid-19
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is …
globalresearch.ca/how-false-hydroxychlor…

An Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom on Ethnic Studies
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
Dear Governor Gavin Newsom, As one of the few tenured Latina/o faculty members at the California State University (CSU)–the largest public university system in the country–I'm requesting that you sign Assembly Bill 1460 or AB 1460 (ethnic studies bill), once it reaches your desk. As a son of Mexican immigrants who was born in the State Capital, I'm neither asking nor…
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Kosovo Indictment Proves Bill Clinton's Serbian War Atrocities
James Bovard | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-29
President Bill Clinton's favorite freedom fighter just got indicted for mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and other crimes against humanity. In 1999, the Clinton administration launched a 78-day bombing campaign that killed up to 1500 civilians in Serbia and Kosovo …
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Johnson faces storm over exit of civil service chief Sedwill
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
Boris Johnson suggested Mark Sedwill still had "a lot to offer" as he faced a storm over the resignation of the country's top senior civil servant.Sedwill is standing down from his role as both cabinet secretary and the UK's national security adviser amid reports he was being undermined by Johnson's allies.The prime minister played down the "negative briefing" and said he did not attach the "utmost credence" to the reports.Former mandarins have criticised the shake-up, which will see Sedwill's role as national security adviser filled by the PM's Europe adviser David Frost — a political appointment rather tha…
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Johnson pledges spending blitz to heal economy after Covid-19
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
Boris Johnson has promised an infrastructure spending blitz to revitalise the battered UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The prime minister said he is preparing for an effort comparable to Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal following the Great Depression in the US in the 1930s.As the first phase, the government is setting out details of a major schools rebuilding and refurbishment programme.Johnson is expected to make further commitments in a keynote speech on Tuesday.The prime minister has unveiled a major schools rebuilding programme (Steve Parsons/PA)Speaking on Times Radio, he said: "This is the…
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Defense Industry Cheers as the Trump Administration Is Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Drone Exports
Rachel Stohl | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
Congress could also seek to require that all drone exports would have to go through a congressional approval process, rather than forcing a resolution of disapproval to stop a sale. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump's "White Power" Video Yet Another Open Display of White Nationalism
commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
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Progressive Challenger Kreibich Slams Right-Wing Democrat Gottheimer for "Trump Values" Voting Record
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
"Josh Gottheimer should be ashamed of his pro-Trump record," Kreibich said. "NJ-5 deserves a real Democrat who will stand tall for health care for all and bold climate action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
Mandy Smithberger | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
While Americans are overwhelmed by the pandemic, the Pentagon and its boosters are exploiting the emergency to feather their own nests.(Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Gilead's Remdesivir Price Is Offensive
commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
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"Back to Normal" Thinking and Why Trump's Anti-Mask Stance Has Been So Deadly
Gleb Tsipursky | commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
President Donald Trump pretends to take a Covid-19 test while holding a swab during his visit of the Puritan Medical Products facility in Guilford, Maine on June 5, 2020. The facility said after Trump's visit it would have to discard tests that were made during the president's visit because he did not wear a face mask. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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$2,000 Price Tag for Covid-19 Drug Shows Pharma Industry Is 'Out of Touch With Reality'
commondreams.org | 2020-06-29
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Public Enemy, Nas, & More For Rendition of Fight The Power
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-29
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We Don't Need No Corporation
Jake Whitney | progressive.org | 2020-06-29
Shortly after announcing her candidacy for President, Elizabeth Warren appeared on MSNBC to discuss her plan to break up the Big Tech companies.
progressive.org/magazine/dont-need-no-co…

#BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco
Eric Wagner | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
#BlackTransLivesMatter, Trans Pride March, San Francisco, June 26, 2020…
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Fallos de SCOTUS: la lucha masiva y la solidaridad ganan concesiones
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-06-29
Esta es una versión ligeramente editada de una charla dada en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 25 de junio sobre "LGBTQ2S+ y el movimiento Black Lives Matter". Sylvia Rivera (izquierda) y Marsha P. Johnson, Nueva York. Qué afortunados somos todos de estar juntos en la lucha en . . . | Continue reading Fallos de SCOTUS: la lucha masiva y la solidaridad ganan concesiones at Workers.org
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Rally and March Show LGBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter
Community Rising | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
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.
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Pride 2020 Brings Wins And Losses For LGBTQ Civil Rights
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-29
Trump reverses medical discrimination protections for trans people, while SCOTUS rules employers cannot fire workers for being gay or trans.
therealnews.com/stories/pride-2020-wins-…

Four scenarios for Israel's annexation of West Bank
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
The Israeli government is set to hold a Cabinet vote on July 1 on the annexation of all settlement blocs and the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank. | As the annexation is facing outcry from the Palestinians and the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is grappling with different scenarios to put his plan into action. | Netanyahu's rival-turned ally Benny Gantz, the head of the Blue and White coalition, has linked his support for the annexation plan to the US approval, while Washington conditioned its approval on an Israeli agreement between Netanyahu and Gantz. | At the Israeli…
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Sow Hate, Reap Hate
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-29
Have you noticed what I have noticed–that of the trillions of words in print and on the air, there are precious few that are not garbage. Among the few commentators I read is The Saker. He sees the US in systemic collapse– thesaker.is/the-systemic-collapse-of-the… . | Other commentators who I read, such as Dmitry Orlov, see the collapse as economic in nature. As my readers know, I have a lot of my own to add to that analysis, principally the offshoring of US jobs and the financialization o…
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116 California DNC Delegates Demand Pelosi Hold Floor Vote on Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-29
Urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "forego political expediency and incrementalism" in favor of a bold solution to the healthcare crisis exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, 116 delegates elected to represent California at the Democratic National Convention issued an open letter Sunday demanding an up-or-down floor vote on the Medicar…
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NYC Queer Liberation March honors Black lives
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-29
New York, NY – Over 10,000 people gathered in New York City for the second annual Queer Liberation March on June 28. The Queer Liberation March was first organized in 2019 as an anti-corporate alternative to the main Pride March. This year, the theme of the march was standing in solidarity with Black lives and against police brutality, demanding a 50% reduction of the NYPD's budget and police force. Black trans people were especially honored, due to the increased targeting they face by police and for hate crimes. The march was organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition. | The march met at Foley Square with many dif…
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No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running — Sturgeon
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) for a fourth consecutive day, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. | Speaking at the Scottish government's coronavirus briefing, she said the latest figures showed no new deaths within the previous 24 hours, with the total remaining at 2,482. She said: This is the fourth day in a row when no deaths of patients confirmed through a test have been recorded in Scotland… | Now, of course, two of these days have been weekends and we know that registration can be artificially low at weekends, and we may see…
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China 'carrying out demographic genocide' against Uyghur Muslims
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uyghurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population. This is taking place even as the government encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known. This is according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents, and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor.The campa…
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Parents who do not send children back to school in September could be fined
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
Parents in England could be fined if they do not send their children back to school in September, education secretary Gavin Williamson has said. | Williamson said a return to school will be "compulsory". Families may face financial penalties if they keep their children at home — unless there is a "good reason" for the absence. | A detailed plan on how the government will ensure that all children in England are back in the classroom in the autumn will be set out by 3 July, the minister said. | His remarks came as Labour leader Keir Starmer accused the government of being "asleep at the wheel" on the issue of…
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Evidence does not support taking vitamin D for Covid-19, say health officials
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-29
There is "no evidence" to support taking vitamin D supplements for prevention or treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, health officials have said. | In response to suggestions that vitamin D could reduce the risk of getting acute respiratory tract infections and Covid-19, health officials launched a rapid review of evidence. | Officials from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) examined five studies on the new coronavirus and vitamin D. They concluded that there's currently no evidence to support that taking vitamin D supplements will reduce the risk or severity…
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Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call
Marcus J. Moore | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call…
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What Does It Really Mean to Invest In Black Communities?
Destin Jenkins | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
What Does It Really Mean to Invest In Black Communities?
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Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call
Marcus J. Moore | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Run the Jewels' Wake-up Call…
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Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Are Interconnected
Josué Rivas, The Nation, Magnum Foundation | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Josué Rivas, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Are Interconnected…
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Doing the Dirty Work
Colleen Quinn | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Doing the Dirty Work…
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How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality…
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Here's How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Here's How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law…
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You Can't Just Vote Out Trumpism
John Feffer | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
You Can't Just Vote Out Trumpism…
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A Decades-Old Atrocity Finally Sees Its Day in Court
Peter Kornbluh | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
A Decades-Old Atrocity Finally Sees Its Day in Court…
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Maria Reva's Mordant and Profound Fiction
Jennifer Wilson | thenation.com | 2020-06-29
Maria Reva's Mordant and Profound Fiction…
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Saudi, US officials call for extending UN arms embargo on Iran
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Saudi and U.S. officials on Monday urged the international community to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, warning that letting the ban expire would allow Tehran to further arm its proxies and destabilise the region.Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, and U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook were speaking at a joint news conference in Riyadh.The venue displayed weapons, including drones and missiles, that Saudi authorities accuse Tehran of sending to Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement and which they said were used in cross-border attacks on Saudi cities.
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.
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Pakistan reopens Kartarpur border for Sikh pilgrims
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Pakistan on Monday reopened Kartarpur crossing for Sikh pilgrims from neighboring India after a months-long closure, the Foreign Ministry said.The crossing, which was temporarily closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been reopened on the eve of the death anniversary of 18th century Sikh King, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, who ruled Punjab, which is currently divided between India, and Pakistan.The first batch of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan via Kartarpur border to attend the ceremonies in connection with the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur…
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Spain says PM off to Africa, EU's list of safe nations ready soon
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France's President Emmanuel Macron.The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – also including Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger – and U.N. boss Antonio Guterres, Sanchez's office said in a statement.The region is plagued by jihadi violence.In another sign of travel slowly resuming after months of coronavirus lockdowns, Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez La…
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Turkish FM to attend conference on Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
Turkey's top diplomat will participate in a teleconference Tuesday on the future of Syria and its region.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his international counterparts will take part in the IV Brussels Conference, to be co-chaired by the European Union and the UN, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement."During the conference, which is the main platform for financial pledges for Syria, and regional countries hosting Syrians, including Turkey, donor countries and other stakeholders will declare their financial contributions for the period ahead," the statement said.The meeting aims to support effort…
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Dollar extends losses with focus on US coronavirus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
The dollar fell on Monday while the euro led gains by strengthening half a percent, though currency markets lacked clear direction as surging coronavirus cases kept economic optimism in check.The global death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally. Cases surged in Southern and Western U.S. states, prompting California to order some bars to close in the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy.Elsewhere, profits at China's industrial firms rose for the first time in six months in May, suggesting the country's economic recovery is gaining traction – but the ne…
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Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
North Caribbean country Cuba has sent a medical team to Guinea-Bissau, a tropical country in West Africa to help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, said media reports on Tuesday.A 21-member medical team — 11 doctors and 10 nurses — arrived in the African country, where Cuba has already extended assistance in fighting the deadly Ebola epidemic from 2014-2016, the Africa news website reported.According to US-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Centre Guinea-Bissau has reported 1,614 COVID-19 cases so far with 22 deaths."Today we received this Cuban team who came to join another team already present her…
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Iranian military prosecutor says human error led to shooting down of Ukrainian airliner
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-29
The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran in January was due to human error and not an order from senior military authorities, the military prosecutor for Tehran province, Gholam Abbas Torki, said on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported.There was no indication that the downing of the airliner, which killed all 176 people aboard, was due to a cyber attack on Iran's missile or air defence systems, Torki said, adding that three people were under arrest related to the accident.
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