2021-06-02: News Headlines

John Catalinotto (2021-06-02). Masses battle rightist regimes in Colombia, Brazil, Chile. workers.org Ongoing struggles in three South American countries show the general uprising that began in 2019 is still challenging right-wing ruling groups that had resumed control of governments. "Bolsonaro out!" Ten thousand demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, May 29. A look at events in Colombia, Brazil and Chile demonstrate that the . . . |

Ruwaida Amer (2021-06-02). Why did Israel bomb bookstores? electronicintifada.net Samir Mansour's library was a vital resource for Gaza's students.

Jesús González Pazos (2021-06-02). Colombia o la hipocresía europea. globalizacion.ca Un régimen que criminaliza la protesta social y que en su respuesta a la misma suma un reguero continuo de violaciones sistemáticas a los derechos humanos. Un régimen que ha añadido a la represión policial, que causa ya decenas de…

Natalia Torres Garzon (2021-06-02). After Decades of Oppression, Colombian Women Lead Front Lines of National Strike. zcomm.org Women's presence in Colombia's national strike—both as activists and as victims—has caught the world's attention…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | #FANBEnDefensaDeLaDignidad t.co/…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-06-02). Colombia's Partnership with NATO Allows It to Breach Human Rights Without Condemnation. globalresearch.ca Since Joe Biden's …

Staff (2021-06-02). Bolivarian National Guard Detains Colombian Spy in Táchira. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained a member of the Armed Forces of Colombia in the border state of Táchira. According to sources, the detained individual was carrying out espionage operations within Venezuela. | According to a report from the GNB, the apprehended person, identified by the name of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, was incercepted by GNB personnel as he displayed "suspicious behavior" in the vicinity of a Citizen's Attention Post in Vega de Aza, a Venezuelan town located 68 kilometers away from the Colombian city of Cúcuta. | Identification documents of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, w…

Staff (2021-06-02). Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In

WSWS repost (2021-06-02). Author of WSJ "Wuhan lab" story wrote lies about Iraqi "Weapons of Mass Destruction" indybay.org The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the "Wuhan lab" theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited "aluminum tubes" story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq.

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-02). Was there a Wuhan lab leak? zcomm.org An inquiry won't dig out the truth. It will deepen the deception…

WSWS (2021-06-02). Author of Wall Street Journal "Wuhan lab" story wrote lies about Iraqi "Weapons of Mass Destruction" wsws.org The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the "Wuhan lab" theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited "aluminum tubes" story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq.

Joshua Hanks (2021-06-02). 'Lab leak' conspiracy signals: New Cold War against China. workers.org Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Shortly after the Dec. 30, 2019, announcement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Authority that a dangerous new respiratory infection had been detected in the Chinese city, conspiracy theories began to spread faster than the novel coronavirus itself. One which . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-02). Was There a Wuhan Lab Leak? An Inquiry Won't Dig Out the Truth. It Will Deepen the Deception. commondreams.org "Our understanding of the origins of Covid has been narratively managed over the past 15 months and is still being narratively managed. We are being told only what suits powerful political, scientific and commercial interests." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-06-02). Dan Kovalik on Elections, Rebuilding and the Ongoing Proxy War in Syria. mintpressnews.com Despite the Western reaction, Assad, in power since 2000, looks set to govern for seven more years. His major task will be attempting to break armed opposition groups in Idlib and to repair a nation destroyed by 10 years of war and crippling sanctions.

Editor2 (2021-06-02). Syria's Truly Been a Site of World War, Their Vote for Peace & Against Foreign Interference Must be Respected. orinocotribune.com Daniel Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is author of the Electing Assad for another term, Syrians have made an imperfect but rational choice, preferring their own leader over foreign fighters and governments who ruined the…

A Guest Author (2021-06-02). Syria's elections: "The legitimate, democratic expression of the Syrian people." workers.org Statement from the International Delegation to the 2021 Syrian Presidential Election This independent delegation was assembled to witness the May 26, 2021, presidential election in Syria and to investigate on-the-ground conditions of Syrian life in the current period. Activists and journalists from Palestine, Syria, South Africa, France, Canada and the . . . |

Staff (2021-06-02). US Moves Against Ethiopia and Eritrea: Atrocities Alleged, Sanctions Imposed (Interview). orinocotribune.com US hostilities towards Ethiopia and Eritrea look more and more like those preceding US wars in Yugoslavia, Libya, and Syria, writes Ann Garrison. | On May 20, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 97 "calling on the Government of Ethiopia, the Tigray People's Liberation Front, and other belligerents in the conflict in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia to cease all hostilities, protect human rights, allow unfettered humanitarian access, and cooperate with independent investigations of credible atrocity allegations." The resolution also called on neighboring Eritrea to withdraw troops from Ethiopia. | On May 21, Camer…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Greater Idlib: Militants Fired Anti-Aircraft Missile At Russian AEW&C Aircraft. southfront.org A-50 aircraft. IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | On June 2, militants in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib fired a missile at a Russian reconnaissance aircraft that was on a mission over the region. | The missile missed the aircraft, which was identified by some sources as an Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) plane. At least one A-50 is

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Syrian Soldier Killed In Turkish Shelling On Northern Aleppo: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Turkish Army tanks manoeuvre during a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in Silopi, Turkey, September 25, 2017 © Umit Bektas / Reuters | On May 2, a soldier in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) died of wounds that he sustained as a result of Turkish shelling on the northern countryside of Aleppo. | The soldier, identified as Ali Yassir Dirgham from Masyaf in Hama, was wounded along with another Syrian service member on May 31, when Turkish forces shelled a strip of land held by the SAA and Kurdish forces south of…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Military Situation In Syria On June 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 115 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 1, three civilians were killed by Saudi shelling on Raqu bo…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Russia Suspended Salaries Of Daraa Ex-Rebels Who Refused To Fight ISIS In Central Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from a video by RT showing Russian troops in Busra, the stronghold of the 8th Brigade. | Russia has suspended the salaries of former rebels in the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa because they refused to step up their efforts against ISIS in the country's central region, Syrian sources revealed on May 30. | Daraa's former rebels joined the fight against ISIS in central Syria in

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-02). Can Honduras Ever Escape Its Status as a Banana Republic? covertactionmagazine.com Candidates Linked to Major Corruption Scandals Win Election Primaries—in a country that has suffered since 2009 U.S.-backed coup. In the 19th century, American writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry) coined the term banana republic to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in the book Cabbages and Kings (1904), a collection of short stories inspired by his experiences in Honduras…

WSWS (2021-06-02). On eve of crisis election, Peru more than doubles its COVID-19 death count. wsws.org The announcement, made on the eve of a crisis election, confirmed the sense within the population that the pandemic's impact was far greater than the government had admitted.

WSWS (2021-06-02). Australian Labor Party shifts further to the right following by-election drubbing. wsws.org The result in the Upper Hunter by-election deepened the trend seen in the 2019 federal election, when Labor's vote fell to just 33.3 percent, the lowest level in 85 years.

WSWS (2021-06-02). For a socialist movement against fascism and war! Vote for the IYSSE for the student parliament on June 29! wsws.org The IYSSE has issued a statement announcing its candidacy for this year's student parliament elections at Humboldt University.

LVP (2021-06-02). SEIU1000 Pres Elect Richard Brown On Election, Privatization, Democrats & SEIU. indybay.org SEIU 1000 President Elect Richard Lewis Brown is interviewed about his election, the corruption, privatization and the Democrats including former Governor Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom who have attacked their wages benefits and pensions. Brown says he wants to shut off money to the politicians and also find out what the affiliation agreement with the union was with the SEIU.

Michael Novick (2021-06-02). Dual Elections at Pacifica in June Reveal Dueling Futures for Pacifica. indybay.org Democracy, diversity, accountability and community radio are at stake if the New Day Pacifica Bylaws revision passes, and the likely outcome is triage of assets and narrowing of the range of political and cultural expression on Pacifica's airwaves.

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-02). The Myth of the Self-Hating Jew. counterpunch.org There are lots of politically and socially liberal and left Jews in the US. Just how many is impossible to tally, but looking at polling data across decades using election results from the New Deal era to the present, the number of Jews supporting progressive/liberal/left causes is significant. For those who eschew electoral politics and

WSWS (2021-06-02). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia campaign to defeat UAW's second sellout deal. wsws.org With the ratification vote scheduled for Sunday, rank-and-file Volvo Truck workers are stepping up their campaign to defeat the proposed six-year deal.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Peru's Pedro Castillo Represents a Challenge to the Canadian Mining Industry. libya360.wordpress.com Owen Schalk Peru's socialist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, the favourite to win the runoff vote on June 6, will serve as a challenge to the Canadian mineral industry in Latin America. Photo from Twitter. Presidential front-runner is taking aim at the extractive sector, wants a bigger share of company profits to benefit Peruvians The June…

Guest Contributor (2021-06-02). OPINION: Will Latino Students Finally Become Visible Under a Biden Administration? latinorebels.com Latinos represent the fastest-growing share of the U.S. labor force. Our educational attainment is intrinsically tied to the future of this nation.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-02). Biden budget: Boosts workers, families, corporate tax hikes. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—If a federal budget blueprint is a political roadmap, and it is, then President Biden's $6 trillion spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 is a roadmap of progressive priorities. And it drew praise from union leaders and backers of reproductive choice. They hailed Biden's proposal to eliminate the ban on using federal …

Staff (2021-06-02). The Fight Against Fascism Isn't Over. truthout.org "We're talking about a heavily armed populace that's self traumatizing through its own mythology," says author Shaney Burley. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes talks with Burley about the state of fascism in the Biden era, mutual aid and building movements during an era of collapse. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-06-02). Biden Joins Long Line of Presidents to 'Woefully' Undercount Civilians Killed in US Wars. commondreams.org "Almost 20 years into our country's unending conflicts, the Biden administration joins its predecessors in undercounting the number of civilians… killed or injured in U.S. military operations overseas," says Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-02). The Putin-Biden Summit: Is Putin Walking into a Propaganda Trap? globalresearch.ca Before we give …

Staff (2021-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Addresses Voting, Racial Wealth Gap as He Visits Tulsa Race Massacre Site on 100th Anniversary, 100+ Scholars Call for Congressional Action to Enact Federal Voting Rights Protections, Biden Ends Contested Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Rights Groups Call for End to Repressive, Invasive Technologies in Immigration Practices, Washington State's Most Populous County Bans Use of Facial Recognition Technology, Biden Administration Suspends Oil & Gas Leases in ANWR But Defends Massive "Willow" Project, Three Bombs Kill 10 People, Disable Electric Grid in Kabul, Sri Lanka Shoreline Coated in Plastic Debris f…

Staff (2021-06-02). As Biden Marks 100 Years Since Tulsa Massacre, Calls Grow for Reparations to Close Racial Wealth Gap. democracynow.org President Biden traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the single greatest acts of racist terrorism in U.S. history. Over a span of 18 hours, a white mob burned down what was known as "Black Wall Street," the thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, and killed an estimated 300 African Americans. Duke University professor William Darity says it's "very impressive" that a sitting U.S. president highlighted the Tulsa race massacre and its lingering effects, but he says he's skeptical that Biden's economic proposals do enough to close the racial we…

Lindsay Koshgarian (2021-06-02). Biden's Military Budget Is Unconscionable. commondreams.org "Around half of all military spending goes not to the troops or their families or to any critical safety need, but to military contracting corporations with millionaire CEOs." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-06-02). Comment on Biden Administration Report on Civilians Killed or Injured in Military Operations Abroad. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tania Siddiqi (2021-06-02). Pakistan: Resistance to state violence continues. workers.org May 17, protest outside of Supreme Court, Karachi On the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Fitr, Gujjar Nala and Orangi Nala residents, known as affectees, established a protest camp outside of the Karachi Press Club to draw attention to the ongoing demolitions of poor peoples' housing taking place in Karachi, Pakistan. At . . . |

Elie Mystal (2021-06-02). It's Time for Stephen Breyer to Retire From the Supreme Court. thenation.com It's Time for Stephen Breyer to Retire From the Supreme Court…

German-Foreign-Policy (2021-06-02). "The Green Cold War" against China. globalresearch.ca Important article first …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-02). Western Sahara: U.S., NATO allies train for new war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Western Sahara: U.S., NATO allies train for new warRick Rozoff The annual U.S.-led multinational African Lion military exercise will be held from June 7-18. Conducted under U.S. Africa Command auspices and run by U.S. Army Africa (alternately Southern European Task Force), components of the war games will be held in Morocco (the traditional base of …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Pentagon to Use War Games to Smuggle Weapons to Ukrainian Army, Extremist Formations for War in Donbass. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Today's TASS cites Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, warning that the U.S. and NATO will exploit this year's Sea Breeze military exercise in Ukraine to smuggle advanced weaponry and munitions to the nation's armed forces and fascistic paramilitaries and mercenaries of the infamous Azov Battalion and similar units….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Canada: Toward a Police-Free Future? libya360.wordpress.com Robyn MaynardThe defund movement shows the way to divest from violence and repression, and invest in safety and life-affirming services. "In Canada, more than 70 defunding related events took place over the summer of 2020." It's been one year since the police publicly executed George Floyd in Minneapolis, and from New York to Toronto to…

WSWS (2021-06-02). Danish public broadcaster reveals ongoing NSA spying on top EU officials. wsws.org This comes eight years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed mass NSA electronic spying in 2013, targeting the population of the entire world.

Gareth Porter (2021-06-02). Eisenhower Rejected Military Chiefs' Demand for Nuclear War on China, Classified Account of '58 Taiwan Strait Crisis Reveals. globalresearch.ca Fearing a new …

John Clamp (2021-06-02). Fighting the Wrong Enemy in Africa. counterpunch.org In the West, citizens have for years been given the impression that 'jihad' is spreading like a 'contagion' n the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. News editors in London and New York know that adding the magical letters I and S to a story gives it instant wings. Pentagon analysts' dire warnings about the 'risks of

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Western Sahara: U.S., NATO Allies Train for New War. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The annual U.S.-led multinational African Lion military exercise will be held from June 7-18. Conducted under U.S. Africa Command auspices and run by U.S. Army Africa (alternately Southern European Task Force), components of the war games will be held in Morocco (the traditional base of operations for the exercise), Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal….

WSWS (2021-06-02). Andy Niklaus, bus driver in Berlin, condemns dismissal of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org London bus driver David O'Sullivan was sacked by his employer Metroline after warning his colleagues about the spread of coronavirus at the depot where he worked.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-06-02). Alabama miners' strike: 'We are Union!'. workers.org Striking miners in Brookwood, Ala., sit in to block scabs at Warrior Met Coal Mine #7. Centreville, Ala. May 31 — In Brookwood, Ala., the 1,100 miners of United Mine Workers (UMWA) Local 2245 are entering the ninth week of a strike begun April 1 against Warrior Met Coal. The . . . |

WSWS (2021-06-02). US continues diplomatic provocations towards Beijing over Taiwan. wsws.org Washington's latest manoeuvres again call into question the "One China" policy and are designed to place addition pressure on Beijing.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-02). That Old Story: Spying on Friends. dissidentvoice.org One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be. Intelligence services, being an expression of those interests, do not necessarily discriminate in targeting their quarry. The revelations of Edward Snowden in 2013 about warrantless and unwarranted surveillance by the US National …

John Dick (2021-06-02). A love letter to the working class. peoplesworld.org On a warm sunny day last summer, whilst most of my patrons were hunkered down by the pandemic, a magical moment happened. I had just finished a loop on one of my favorite streets when two starry-eyed eight-year-olds approached me. "Mailman John, do you have a minute? We have a surprise for you." Of course, …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-06-02). Podcast Ep 38: The coming COVID-19 explosion in Gaza. electronicintifada.net Emergency doctor Tarek Loubani says health system destroyed by war and virus.

_____ (2021-06-02). For Memorial Day, Here Is How We Stop All Wars. popularresistance.org For Memorial Day week, Clearing the FOG speaks with David Swanson, the cofounder and executive director of World Beyond War, an international organization that is working to abolish all war. World Beyond War will hold its annual conference virtually from June 4 to 6. The conference, called "From Weapons Fairs to War Zones: Unraveling the War Machine," will bring activists together to share how they are stopping weapons corporation exhibitions, divesting from war, closing foreign bases and more. They will discuss what type of world they are working to create. David also speaks about his recent book, "Leaving World…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-02). Pentagon to use war games to smuggle weapons to Ukrainian army, extremist formations for war in Donbass: Russian Defense Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pentagon to use war games to smuggle weapons to Ukrainian army, extremist formations for war in Donbass: Russian Defense MinistryRick Rozoff Today's TASS cites Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, warning that the U.S. and NATO will exploit this year's Sea Breeze military exercise in Ukraine to smuggle advanced weaponry and …

Staff (2021-06-02). 100+ Democracy Scholars Issue Dire Warning About Threats to Voting Rights in US. truthout.org I cannot write computer code, and I have no idea how to make a decent roux. The engine block on a standard-issue Honda may as well be a Rubik's Cube to me. I don't know how to serve drinks to 25 people simultaneously from behind the bar on a busy game day. I couldn't begin to conduct an autopsy, or a symphony. In a million years I would not try to drive an 18-wheeler through a Colorado snowstorm, because I would die explosively for lack of experience. I do what I do, and am thrilled on the…

Staff (2021-06-02). Big Oil Fought Cybersecurity Regulations, Making Pipeline Attacks Easier. truthout.org The American Petroleum Institute, the top trade group for the oil and gas industry, spent years opposing federal cybersecurity regulations before the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. After the attack, watchdog groups say API is still opposing strong federal regulation and pushing for taxpayer "subsidies" instead. | Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest pipelines in the country, which carries 45% of the fuel from Texas to New York, was forced to shut down after a ransomware attack by the foreig…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-06-02). Dallas High School Valedictorian Scraps Approved Speech to Speak Out Against State's Extreme Anti-Choice Law. commondreams.org "I refuse to give up this platform to promote complacency and peace, when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights," said Paxton Smith at her high school graduation in Dallas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lynda Carson (2021-06-02). Living under the thumb of CTCAC in California. indybay.org Oakland low-income tenants facing eviction by the John Stewart Company, and the dissolved corrupt Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI), protest in front of the California Hotel in 2008.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. For some …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …

Erin Schwartz (2021-06-02). The Surreal Pleasures of 'The Masked Singer'. thenation.com The Surreal Pleasures of 'The Masked Singer'

Jon Schwarz (2021-06-02). Why Now Was the Right Time to Release Top-Secret File on Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org The document about a 1958 crisis shows officials eagerly making the case for atomic warfare against China…

Juan Cole (2021-06-02). Was Mark Ruffalo wrong to accuse Israel of Genocide? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The great actor and great humanitarian Mark Ruffalo apologized on Twitter last week for asserting that Israel was committing "genocide" toward the Palestinians, saying that the accusation was inaccurate, inflammatory and disrespectful and he had thought better of it. He also implied that such language was related to anti-Semitic hate …

commondreams (2021-06-02). Stop the Money Pipeline Presents JPMorgan Chase Branches With "2021 Greenwashing Award" commondreams.org ______________________________…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Military Situation In Yemen On June 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 115 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 1, three civilians were killed by Saudi shelling on Raqu border di…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-02). That Old Story: Spying on Friends. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be. Intelligence services, being an expression of those interests, do not necessarily discriminate in targeting their quarry. The revelations of Edward Snowden in 2013 about warrantless and unwarranted surveillance by the US National Security Agency was revealing on this point, though it merely confirmed centuries of understan…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Manbij Uprising Ends With Concessions From SDF. southfront.org MMC officials and Manbij tribal leaders announcing the settlement. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | The On June 2, the SDF's wing in Manbij, the Manbij Military Council (MMC), announced that it had reached a settlement with the town's tribal leaders and e…

Ali Abunimah (2021-06-02). Another poll signals fall in US support for Israel. electronicintifada.net Young Americans overwhelmingly blame Israel for recent violence.

Sara Flounders (2021-06-02). U.S. behind detention of Venezuelan diplomat: Release Alex Saab! workers.org Editor notes: Sara Flounders is part of a humanitarian delegation to Cabo Verde, led by Cabo Verdean religious leader Bishop Filipe Teixeira of the Diocese Of Saint Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church of the Americas. The delegation has tasked itself with exposing the U.S. role in the kidnapping, torture and . . . |

Staff (2021-06-02). Venezuela Carried Out 23 Anti-Narcotics Operations in Last Five Months. orinocotribune.com Journalist Eligio Rojas published in According to the report, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) carried out 23 military operations against drug trafficking groups so far this year. The report is directly quoted here: | In anti-drug operations during January-May,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Venezuela's Migration: Why They Left. libya360.wordpress.com Tatuy TV Part I Between 2000 and 2020, a large part of Venezuela's young working population migrated to different locations across the globe in search of better opportunities. This migration has been largely caused by political differences, economic impoverishment, and the deterioration of social conditions in the Latin American country. Venezuela is a country with…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-06-02). United States Extends Authorization for Transactions with PDVSA—Made in USA Only. orinocotribune.com Washington extended the "licenses" of US companies Chevron Corp, Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes and Weatherford International to make transactions with Venezuela's state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The licenses were extended until the end of the year, confirmed the United States Department of the Treasury, within the framework of illegal US sanctions. | In the midst of unilateral "sanctions" and an economic blockade against Venezuela, the "8H General License" extends until December 1, 2021 the deadline for some companies to reduce their activities with the state-owned Petról…

John V. Walsh (2021-06-02). A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. counterpunch.org Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step back? Is there a moral, ethical or common-sense basis for making that call, a basis on which humankind can readily agree?

John V. Walsh (2021-06-02). A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. counterpunch.org Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step

Alejo Vargas Velásquez (2021-06-02). Las potencias globales buscan su reacomodo. globalizacion.ca Para algunos, el escenario internacional en los últimos años anda a la deriva, pero pareciera que las potencias globales, Estados Unidos, China y Rusia, así como otra serie de potencias regionales, están en un proceso de reacomodo. | Estados Unidos, después…

Marcy Winograd, Medea Benjamin (2021-06-02). Schumer's Anti-China Bill Sacrifices Climate for Empire. commondreams.org "The bill undermines Kerry's negotiated agreement with China, sabotaging an opportunity for the U.S. and China—countries responsible for releasing half of the world's fossil fuel emissions—to partner on curbing emissions and sharing strategies for greening the Earth." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-06-02). Class action lawsuit filed against company pushing unsafe ionizers to reopen classrooms across the US. wsws.org Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by US schools on electronic air cleaners, or ionizers, whose manufacturers falsely claim they clean indoor air and kill coronavirus particles.

Editor2 (2021-06-02). The Beginning of the End: #29M Anti-Bolsonaro Protests. orinocotribune.com On Saturday May 29, 2021, Brazil saw its biggest public mobilisations since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, organised in 213 cities nationwide, took to the streets against the Bolsonaro-Guedes regime. Amongst the visible messages, anger was directed specifically at its mishandling of the pandemic, with demonstrators demanding vaccines, emergency payments, and indignant at the spiralling cost of living. | But the #29M protests were built around a unifying and unambiguous demand: an end to the Bolsonaro presidency. | "Being on the streets to fight is an extreme act, to say enoug…

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-02). From 1980s Neoliberalism to the Post Covid "New Normal" globalresearch.ca Sold under the …

Dr. Pierre Kory (2021-06-02). Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Abstract | Background | After …

Belle Chesler (2021-06-02). Covid-19, our Public Schools and the Real-Time Lessons of Civic Democracy. juancole.com By Belle Chesler | ( Tomdispatch.com) — It seems appropriate that the 2020-2021 school year in Portland, Oregon, began amid toxic smoke from the catastrophic wildfires that blanketed many parts of the state for almost two weeks. The night before the first day of school, the smoke alarm in my bedroom went off. Looking back, …

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-06-02). Copa América: Un circo macabro sin pan. globalizacion.ca La decisión del (des)gobierno Bolsonaro de ser anfitrión de la próxima Copa América representa un escarnio sobre su población, en momentos en que el país se aproxima con alarmante velocidad hacia los 470 mil fallecidos por la pandemia del Covid-19….

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-06-02). 'Delay = Death': Nationwide Vigils Push for Comprehensive Covid-19 Vaccine IP Waiver. commondreams.org "Every day of delay on the TRIPS waiver means more needless death, more families pushed into poverty, and greater chances of a viral mutation that can evade current vaccines." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2021-06-02). African Countries Urged To Manufacture COVID-19 Vaccines. popularresistance.org According to the council, the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa could be achieved through sharing of the intellectual property right, technology transfers and open non-exclusive licensing.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-02). The Heat: WHO approves second Chinese vaccine. america.cgtn.com The World Health Organization says it's a mistake for any country to think the danger of COVID-19 is over. But there is a sliver of hope with the approval of another Chinese-developed vaccine.

Dr. Sadaf Gilani (2021-06-02). COVID "Vaccines": A Faltering Framework. globalresearch.ca On April 20, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

Zia Jaffrey (2021-06-02). A Prisoner Videotaped Covid Conditions Last Year. Where Is He Now? thenation.com A Prisoner Videotaped Covid Conditions Last Year. Where Is He Now?

Staff (2021-06-02). Even With Light at the End of the Pandemic Tunnel, We Mustn't Be Complacent. truthout.org Foreign policy analyst John Feffer is the author of Daniel Falcone: Could yo…

Olivia Engling (2021-06-02). Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan. indybay.org Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic…

Global Research News (2021-06-02). Selected Articles: Vaccine Researcher Admits 'Big Mistake,' Says Spike Protein Is Dangerous 'Toxin'. globalresearch.ca By Today Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu chaired and addressed a Defence Ministry Board Session at the National Centre for State …

commondreams (2021-06-02). Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mike Whitney (2021-06-02). No Vaxx Rebellion; Resist, Refuse, Reject. globalresearch.ca "All is not …

Cindy Miller (2021-06-02). Smart Communications — another prison profiteer. workers.org Smart Communications logo Many do not realize that the mail one sends to an incarcerated loved one in Pennsylvania must now be sent to Smart Communications in St. Petersburg, Fla. There the mail is scanned, then sent digitally to prisons in the state, where copies are printed and distributed to . . . |

Dean Baker (2021-06-02). Profit Share of Corporate Income Falls In Pandemic. cepr.net I thought it was worth highlighting the drop in the profit share of corporate income reported for the first quarter of 2021. It did rise slightly from the 2020 average, but it is below the 2019 level. This means that, in spite of the high unemployment in 2020, the wage share actually rose slightly. (The …

Michael Berkowitz (2021-06-02). Hilton Obenzinger's 'Witness 2017-2020': Witness for the prosecution. peoplesworld.org Hilton Obenzinger's new book of poems Witness 2017-2020 bristles with righteous energy while wiping a tear from its eye. It captures the moments when a candid, often florid observer puts down his camera and joins, nay leads the struggle for meaning, justice, and change. Obenzinger is a poet, novelist, social critic, and historian. Born in …

Leslie Feinberg (2021-06-02). Black Trans Lives Matter! CeCe McDonald: the right to self-defense. workers.org Editor notes: This is part of an article published Dec. 7, 2012, in Workers World in the series of articles by Leslie Feinberg on the local, U.S. and international campaign to "Free CeCe!" Trans woman McDonald was charged with murder for defending herself and friends when attacked by a white-supremacist . . . |

Staff (2021-06-02). Hassan Diab is accused of a deadly explosion. Supporters say his continued persecution isn't justice. therealnews.com Roger Clark of the Hassan Diab Support Committee and author and human rights academic Monia Mazigh say officials based their case against Diab on problematic evidence.

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-06-02). 'Not Another Nickel!' Thousands march in Washington, D.C. against U.S. support for apartheid Israel. liberationnews.org The protest came just days after a ceasefire ended Israel's inhumane bombardment of Gaza, which has killed more than 200 people, 65 of whom were children.

Sara Flounders (2021-06-02). U.S. behind detention of Venezualan diplomat: Release Alex Saab! workers.org Editor notes: Sara Flounders is part of a humanitarian delegation to Cabo Verde, led by Cabo Verdean religious leader Bishop Filipe Teixeira of the Diocese Of Saint Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church of the Americas. The delegation has tasked itself with exposing the U.S. role in the kidnapping, torture and . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-02). Climate explained: why is the frozen Arctic heating up faster than other parts of the world? juancole.com By Steve Turton | — What is Arctic amplification? Do we know what is causing this phenomenon? What effects is it having, both in the region and for the world? Is Antarctica experiencing the same thing? Human civilisation and agriculture first emerged about 12,000 years ago in the early Holocene. Our ancestors benefited from a …

Len Yannielli (2021-06-02). Carbon sequestration: Climate solution or bridge to more fossil fuel profits? peoplesworld.org Connecticut gets almost half its energy from methane, also called natural gas. Some, especially in certain ruling circles, see this fossil fuel as a bridge to renewable energy. While methane makes up much less of the carbon in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it does so in an unfortunate, powerful way. Methane molecules trap 25x …

Dave Welsh (2021-06-02). On George Floyd lynching anniversary, the struggle goes on. workers.org Barbara Doss, mother of Dujuan Armstrong, at May 25 press conference and rally. Oakland, Calif. Oakland's social justice community came together May 25 at the downtown mural of George Floyd, on the one-year anniversary of Floyd's lynching at the hands of Minneapolis police. Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror . . . |

Staff (2021-06-02). Here's How to Fight Climate Destruction and Environmental Racism Simultaneously. truthout.org Historically, there have been tensions between the climate movement, which seeks to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to stop the heating of the planet, and the environmental justice (EJ) movement, which focuses on the harms caused by more localized pollution such as smog. Many people associate the climate movement with middle-class whites and the EJ movement with working-class people of color. This distinction is problematic given that poor and nonwhite people are the fo…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-06-02). US Troops Die for World Domination, Not Freedom. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 31, 2021 | Vice President Kamala Harris Apparently the likely future president

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Former Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Commander Confirmed Meeting With British Intelligence Representative. southfront.org Illustrative image | A former commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has confirmed that the group leader Abu Mohamad al-Julani met with Jonathan Powell, a representative of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6. | The Russian

Staff (2021-06-02). "A Massive Crisis": Majority of U.S. Mass Shootings Have Links to Domestic Violence. democracynow.org With the U.S. marking at least 242 mass shootings so far in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we speak with policy expert Julia Weber about the link between gun violence and domestic violence. "We know that this is a massive crisis that we need to address much more effectively," says Weber, the implementation director at the Giffords Law Center. A 2020 Bloomberg analysis looking at nearly 750 mass shootings over a six-year span found about 60% of the shootings were either domestic violence attacks or committed by men with histories of domestic violence.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Jizan Operation: Houthis Released Footage Of Missile Strikes On Saudi Vehicles. southfront.org Screen grab from the Houthis' videos. | On May 31 and June 1, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) released new videos from their recent The videos show attacks with anti-tank guided missiles on an M1A2S Abrams battle tank, a M163 Vulcan Air Defense System and three ZU-23-2 23 mm guns of the Saudi military and its Yemen proxies. | One of the…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Mayorsk shelled the 6/7 Mine in Gorlovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Novgorodske shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka with 82-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Avdeevka shelled DPR positions in Yasinovataya with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Leninskoe with grenade launchers and RPG | 5. DPR in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Novgorodske with 82-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk City shelled UAF positions in Kateryni…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). U.S. Sold 2M Barrels Of Seized Iranian Crude Oil Immediately After Taking It In February. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In February 2021, the US seized the MT Achilleas, a Liberia-flagged ship, operated by a Greek company, loaded to the brim with Iranian crude oil. | By March it had already sold the oil. | The Achilleas' Greek owner, Capital Ship Management Corp., alerted U.S. authorities to the possibility it had unknowingly taken on Iranian crude, after initially believing it came from Iraq. The vessel was fully loaded and can carry more than 2 million barrels, according to shipping documents. | The U.S.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Mexican Cartel Hunts Down Police Officers, Kills Them In Front Of Their Families. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In Mexico, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) has started its own policy of terror. | The extremely violent organization has begun hunting police officers in their homes, abducting, torturing and ultimately killing them. | The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes, on their days off, i…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Massive Fire Broke Out At Tehran Oil Refinery (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos (youtu.be/VTTw9v7EHE8) | On June 2, a massive fire broke out at the Tondguyan refinery which is located in the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran. | According to the Iranian media, ambulances and firefighters were quickly dispatched to the oil refinery, where all operations were ceased. So far, no casualties have been reported. | Mansour Darajati, head of Tehran's crisis management organization, told state TV that a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the fa…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Iranian Navy's Largest Ship Catches Fire, Sinks In Gulf Of Oman. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, the Iranian Navy's largest ship caught fire and subsequently sank in the Gulf of Oman. | The circumstances surrounding the incident are largely unclear. | The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. | The fire on the ship began after midnight and firefighters attempted to contain it, but ultimately failed. | The vessel sank near the Iranian…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-02). How the Unthinkable Became Thinkable: Eric Lander, Julian Huxley and the Awakening of Sleeping Monsters. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Matthew Ehret. Originally published by Will we see biotechnology serve the interests of humanity under a multipolar paradigm that cherishes national sovereignty, human life, family, and faith? | As much as it might cause us a fair deal of displeasure and even an upset stomach…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-02). New Concern For Moscow: Sudan To Review Agreement On Construction Of Russian Naval Base. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Sudan has announced its intention to review the agreement with Russia on the construction of a naval base in the. | On June 1, the Chief of Staff of the armed forces of Sudan, Muhammad Osman al-Hussein n his interview that was broadcasted by the Blue Nile TV channel, announced that the agreement with Russia on the construction of the naval base would be reviewed because of some provisions of the document that could harm the security of t…

Emma-Louise Fenelon (2021-06-02). Latest Law Pod UK episode: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 145, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-02). Thursday 6/3: "The Condor & The Eagle": Film & Discussion on Indigenous Climate Justice w/ CBD. indybay.org Online event…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-06-02). Sailing to a Secret Saudi Prison: The Hazards Awaiting Yemenis Trying to Earn a Living. mintpressnews.com "After our distress call was made, a force from the Saudi Coast Guard came not to rescue but to arrest us. They took us to the Farzan Prison in Jizan on charges of reconnaissance." — Yemeni fishing boat captain Hamad Ibrahim Abdo Majri…

Ben Norton (2021-06-02). Cómo USAID, fachada de la CIA, creó el aparato mediático anti-sandinista en Nicaragua. thegrayzone.com Con decenas de millones de dólares a lo largo de años de trabajo, USAID, una fachada de la CIA, ayudó a crear y capacitar a la oposición anti-sandinista de Nicaragua. En el centro de sus operaciones se encuentra la Fundación Chamorro, acusada de lavado de dinero. Por Benjamin Norton (You can read this article in English here.) El gobierno de Estados Unidos ha pasado años cultivando un círculo de medios de comunicación de derecha en Nicaragua que jugaron un papel …

Jeremy Mohler (2021-06-02). Investing in Schools Builds Communities. progressive.org The wise course of action would be to fund initiatives that address both the short-term impacts of the pandemic, while laying the groundwork for long-term student success.

WSWS (2021-06-02). UK teachers suffer increased workload as government plans to lengthen working day. wsws.org The government is utilising the pandemic to usher in long-planned education restructuring.

WSWS (2021-06-02). Indian autoworkers strike against unsafe working conditions in pandemic. wsws.org In opposition to the herd immunity policies of the ruling elite, workers are demanding that industries follow scientifically-guided lockdown restrictions.

WSWS (2021-06-02). Germany's premature easing of lockdown measures threatens workers' lives and livelihoods. wsws.org The pandemic is by no means over, and the price for the risky easing of restrictions will be paid by the working class.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-06-02). UN Labor Agency Finds Pandemic Pushed Over 100 Million Workers Into Poverty. commondreams.org "Without a deliberate effort to accelerate the creation of decent jobs, and support the most vulnerable members of society and the recovery of the hardest-hit economic sectors, the lingering effects of the pandemic could be with us for years in the form of lost human and economic potential and higher poverty and inequality." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-02). Working with purpose in a post-pandemic world. imperial.ac.uk Academics, industry experts and investors explore the future of work and its potential to drive social change.

Claudia Webbe (2021-06-02). This Amounts to Social Murder. The British Government's "Deadly Handling" of the Pandemic. globalresearch.ca The left has …

Juan Cole (2021-06-02). Was Mark Ruffalo wrong to accuse Israel of Genocide? zcomm.org The precise characterization is less important than an acknowledgment that it is wrong to keep Palestinians in a condition of statelessness and without basic human rights…

Maurice Jacobsen (2021-06-02). Thursday 6/3: We All Live in Gaza – Special Documentary Screening – Fundraiser. indybay.org Screening will be at the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, 3200 Grand Ave. Seating will be limited to a social distanced safe 200…

_____ (2021-06-02). After Gaza Slaughter, Israel Wants Another $1 Billion Out of the US. popularresistance.org Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) confirmed that Israel will make the request a day after he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. "There is going to be a request made by the Israelis to the Pentagon on Thursday for $1 billion in aid to replenish Iron Dome batteries," Graham told Fox and Friends on Tuesday.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-02). The Fumbling King of Palestine: Palestinians are Defeating the Oslo Culture. commondreams.org "Neither Washington, Tel Aviv, nor Mahmoud Abbas' PA can possibly resuscitate the past and the miserable culture that Oslo has imposed on the Palestinian people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-02). Laying the Bear Trap: Orbán visits No 10 Downing Street. counterpunch.org His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears. While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and areas of deprivation, would have felt a twang of appreciation. For them, migration has not been a boon and glory. For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, it has been an

repost (2021-06-02). Labor for Palestine: US Union Activists Pass Support Resolutions. indybay.org Rank and file workers are passing pro-Palestinian resolutions across the country, including right here in San Francisco, where the teachers' union took a firm stand for the Palestinian liberation struggle. See www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/31/us…

Angela (2021-06-02). Thursday 6/3: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 3 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Angela (2021-06-02). Thursday 6/3: Collective Liberation From Minneapolis to Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-02). 5/29/21 March on Washington for Palestine. indybay.org On May 29, 2021, for the first time in memory, there was a March on Washington for Palestine, endorsed by over 130 groups, with some 35,000 people walking in the rain from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.

commondreams (2021-06-02). Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Amazon Committing to No Longer Test Most Employees for Marijuana and Endorsing the MORE Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrew Korybko (2021-06-02). Poland's Counterproductive Foreign Policy Is Responsible for Its Present Predicament. globalresearch.ca Poland's counterproductive foreign …

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion—LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops. indybay.org Via Zoom…

WSWS (2021-06-02). The centenary of the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre. wsws.org The 1921 Tulsa massacre is a horrific moment in American history, which has been concealed from public consciousness for far too long. But like all such events, how it is presented and analyzed is critical to drawing the necessary political lessons.

Robert Alvarez (2021-06-02). Environmental Racism and the Pork Industry: the Vindication of Epidemiologist Steve Wing. counterpunch.org According to the new study, U.S. agricultural production results in 17,900 air quality-related deaths per year, with about 80 percent of these deaths due to airborne contaminants from large-scale animal farms. Emissions from animal factory farms, known as confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) account for more annual deaths than pollution from coal power plants.

Dean Baker (2021-06-02). The Booming Economy vs. Debt and Deficit Fears. counterpunch.org Most of the data on the economy is looking very good these days. The number of weekly unemployment claims has fallen sharply. Levels are still high, but just over half the level we were seeing earlier this year. And, this is before all the moves by Republican governors to cut back benefits, so the decline

contributors (2021-06-02). Israel: Violence, hate speech, discrimination against Palestinian minority must stop — UN expert. juancole.com ( UN Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner) | GENEVA | — A UN human rights expert condemned attacks on Israel's Palestinian minority by extreme right-wing and vigilante groups, including settlers — at times with the reported backing of security forces — and urged Israel to fully and equally protect all of its citizens …

George Ochenski (2021-06-02). The Looming Threat to Montana's Rivers. counterpunch.org Straddling the Continental Divide with its majestic snow-capped mountains, Montana has some of the cleanest and coldest water in the nation. Thanks to that incredible resource, we are also world famous for our wild trout while most other states have "put and take" hatchery-raised fisheries. Those same cold and clean mountain streams flow out to

Jill Johnston, Bhavna Shamasunder (2021-06-02). Urban oil wells linked to asthma and other health problems in Los Angeles. nationofchange.org In some cases, the impact on residents' lungs is worse than living beside a highway or being exposed to secondhand smoke every day.

Brian Gilmore (2021-06-02). The Truth About Slavery. progressive.org A review of Clint Smith's new book "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America."

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-06-02). Africa Day 2021: The Need for a Continental Response to the Global Crisis. globalresearch.ca It has been …

WSWS (2021-06-02). Australian educators stand with London bus driver David O'Sullivan and demand his reinstatement. wsws.org "Workers need to stand in support of David O'Sullivan as the struggle against his sacking is a test case for workers everywhere!"

Daniel Van Boom (2021-06-02). Autonomous Drone Attacked Soldiers in Libya All on Its Own. globalresearch.ca The fear of …

WSWS (2021-06-02). After rebelling against USW-backed deal, 2,400 Canadian miners launch strike against multinational Vale Inco. wsws.org The determined stand taken by the miners, employed by multinational Vale Inco, is the latest example of a growing rebellion of the working class across North America against the trade union bureaucracy, which is collaborating with the employers to enforce the dictates of the financial oligarchy.

David McLoone (2021-06-02). Johns Hopkins Prof: 'One of the Biggest Failures of Our Current Medical Leadership Is Ignoring Natural Immunity'. globalresearch.ca A Johns Hopkins …

Thomas Stephens (2021-06-02). Liberal Complicity: On Not asking the Right Questions. counterpunch.org "Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be

_____ (2021-06-02). Worker cooperatives prove your job doesn't have to be hell. popularresistance.org We speak with worker-owners at 8 co-ops in 4 states about the unique benefits, struggles, and limitations of of the worker cooperative model. In the words of Kimberly Britt, a worker-owner at ChiFresh Kitchen, "We work at and own this company, and we designed it to work for us, what would make it not feel like a job."

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-02). Bulgaria: U.S. Paratroopers Stormed Civilian Business in NATO Military Exercise. globalresearch.ca U.S. Army Europe …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-02). Blowing in the Winds of the Wine-dark Sea. counterpunch.org In book 10 of the Odyssey, Homer tells the story of Odysseus coming to the floating island of Aiolia, home of Aiolos, god of the winds. Listening to the courageous but unsuccessful efforts of Odysseus to return home to Ithaca, Aiolos says to Odysseus to relax. He would guide him to reach his desired destination. Aiolos feasted

WSWS (2021-06-02). RMT joins Conservative government's Rail Recovery Group: A conspiracy against rail workers. wsws.org The rail union has joined a body committed to making the very "pay freezes, cuts to safety and conditions" and "austerity" it claims publicly to oppose.

Project Censored (2021-06-02). Third Installment of "The Long Sili-CON: Power and Censorship in the Digital Era," projectcensored.org This week's program presents excerpts from a live online discussion co-produced by Project Censored and The Real News Network. This is the third and final installment in the series "The…

WSWS (2021-06-02). State of Arizona planning to execute death row inmates with Zyklon B gas. wsws.org The State of Arizona is working feverishly to refurbish its mothballed gas chamber to execute death row inmates and has purchased the ingredients contained in the poison gas Zyklon B that was used at Auschwitz by the Nazis to murder more than 1 million people.

Karen Conner (2021-06-02). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the May Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, June 4 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In May, we should see the sort of strong job gains that many of us had expected in April. This is partly because the economy is growing rapidly by most measures. Also, many …

George Wuerthner (2021-06-02). What Jeff Merkley Gets Wrong About Forests and Fire. counterpunch.org In a recent May 29 Bend Bulletin article, Senator Merkley asserted he "wants to boost spending on forest management by $1 billion annually through work, such as thinning and prescribed burning, to reduce the prospects of catastrophic wildfires." An unexamined assumption is that thinning/logging work significantly reduces the pejoratively named "catastrophic" fires. Despite assertions from

Audrey Nakagawa (2021-06-02). Food additive in Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, +3,000 others no longer considered safe. nationofchange.org The additive, titanium dioxide, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA.

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2021-06-02). America cannot afford another lost decade for Black workers. nationofchange.org As the country seeks to reinvent itself once again, it's time to place Black workers at the center of an economic recovery that works for everyone.

Delmarie Cobb (2021-06-02). Skin Privilege: Why Rahm Emanuel Keeps Getting Hired. counterpunch.org Black people witness "skin privilege" everyday. It's so matter of fact that it hardly gets a second notice unless Black people sound the alarm. We watch people harm us and land on their feet as if nothing ever happened. Yet, we seldom get the benefit of the doubt. In fact, we're punished—even fatally—for the smallest infractions: allegedly

Alison Kentish (2021-06-02). Life below water—the UN calls for action on ocean protection. nationofchange.org Ahead of World Oceans Day 2021 and the second UN Ocean Conference next year, UN officials stressed the need for 'clear, transformative and actionable' solutions to the ocean crisis.

The Global Research Team (2021-06-02). Global Research: Access to Information Is the Key to Truth. globalresearch.ca For almost 20 years, Global Research has been bringing our readers a broad spectrum of voices analyzing complex global situations. And we will continue to do so because we believe that access to information is the key to the truth. …

TITFDC (2021-06-02). Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada. "The Indian Residential Schools" globalresearch.ca . | We …

Peter Van Buren (2021-06-02). CIA (Dis)Information Operations Come Home to the US. globalresearch.ca Reporters joke the …

Miguel Heatwole (2021-06-02). Ecopella launches new album. greenleft.org.au Ecopella are a troupe of progressives who bring musical instruments, protest songs and humour to Sydney protests. The choir celebrates 23 years this year. | "Save-the-world music" has been Ecopella's catchphrase for most of its life, during which it has rallied activists and expressed commonly-held ideas of environmental justice in vocal harmony. During that time it has preserved its musical work in a number of CD recordings.

Renee Lees (2021-06-02). Activists protest Australia's role in arms trade, human rights abuses. greenleft.org.au Renee Lees reports that residents protested outside the site of the world's biggest arms dealers — Thales and BAE Systems — as part of the Disrupt Land Forces action.

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-02). Gig workers fight back. greenleft.org.au Isaac Nellist argues that the Fair Work Commission's ruling that a Deliveroo rider was unfairly dismissed is an important win for gig workers in their ongoing fight to be recognised as employees.

Margaret Gleeson (2021-06-02). International Energy Agency calls time on new fossil fuels. greenleft.org.au The International Energy Agency has ruffled feathers by calling for no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects, writes Margaret Gleeson.

Miguel Heatwole (2021-06-02). Ecopella launches new album. greenleft.org.au Ecopella, a troupe of progressives who bring musical instruments, protest songs and humour to Sydney protests, have just released their fourth album, writes Miguel Heatwole.

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-06-02). Perú: Los avances nacional-populares en América Latina. globalizacion.ca A pocos días de la segunda vuelta electoral en el Perú, los poderes económicos, mediáticos y geopolíticos de la oligarquía y el imperialismo están implementando una poderosa y mentirosa campaña destinada a impedir el triunfo del profesor Pedro Castillo de…

Cristóbal León Campos (2021-06-02). Elecciones y represión: Un complejo panorama mexicano. globalizacion.ca I | Al aproximarse el fin de las campañas políticas en México y el día de la votación (6 de junio 2021), resulta oportuno reflexionar sobre la ausencia de propuestas palpables y sostenibles en términos de la política pública y de…

Hugo de Torres (2021-06-02). Argentina — Fueron el peor gobierno, son la peor oposición. globalizacion.ca A las aflicciones propias de la pandemia y el confinamiento establecido por los gobiernos Nacional y Provincial, en la semana que termina se sumó como factor adicional de descontento, el enfrentamiento en el que fue obligado a participar el gobierno…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-06-02). Green Groups Sue US Development Bank Financing Climate-Damaging Projects Overseas. commondreams.org "The DFC should be using the power of the U.S. purse to build clean and renewable energy opportunities, while holding itself accountable to the public as the Sunshine Act clearly requires." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-06-02). Despite 'Green Recovery' Vows, G7 Nations Spent Billions More on Fossil Fuels Than Renewables Over Past Year. commondreams.org "The recovery policies of some G7 nations threw major lifelines to the oil and gas industry, risking an increase in the production and lock-in of these energy systems for decades." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-06-02). Ahead of Global Actions, Farmers Release 'Anti-Imperialist Manifesto in Defense of the Environment'. commondreams.org "We need to put an end to the domination of capital over life in order to create a world that is just, egalitarian, and vibrant, so that we all can live well and in peace," says La Via Campesina's Anti-Imperialist Manifesto in Defense of the Environment. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-06-02). Jewish Defenders of Palestinian Rights Say 'Together We Can Stop Machinery of Division and Fear'. commondreams.org "The work of dismantling all oppression is OUR collective work. We will not be pitted against each other," wrote 300+ Jewish leaders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-06-02). GOP-Backed Global Gag Rule Is Still Harming Women and Must Be Permanently Revoked: Report. commondreams.org "It is time for U.S. policymakers to pass the Global HER Act and end the global gag rule for good," says Shannon Kowalski of IWHC. "Women's health and lives are at stake." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-02). £10 million investment as Imperial confronts 'brutal facts' on student diversity. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London is to support Black and other underrepresented groups with a series of generous scholarships and studentships.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-02). President celebrates external accolades earned by Imperial community. imperial.ac.uk The annual President's Address celebrated the staff, students and alumni who have received external recognition for their work.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-02). 800 newborn brain scans made available to help clarify how some diseases develop. imperial.ac.uk The‚ÄØDeveloping Human Connectome Project (dHCP) has made the scans of 800 baby brains available to study how developmental disorders progress.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-02). Blood clot-busting nanocapsules could reduce existing treatment's side effects. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have designed drug delivery nanocapsules that could reduce the side effects of a major blood clot dissolving drug.

DXE (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/6: June Chapter Meeting: DxE SF Bay Area. indybay.org online…

Angela (2021-06-02). Wednesday 6/2: Block the Boat! International Week of Action June 2-9, 2021. indybay.org Various Ports (Oakland, Seattle, etc.)…

UFCLP (2021-06-02). Thursday 6/10: The Rise Of Fascism In The US, Labor & The Insurrection. indybay.org By Zoom | us02web.zoom.us/j/82861963736?pwd=Y2NFc2…

Lou Stevens & Jim Faldworth (2021-06-02). How to Save a Couple of Lives in Spite of Gov't. indybay.org Spare us the slaughter, it's just an herb!

DXE (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/6: Movie Night: Exterminate All the Brutes Part 3 & 4. indybay.org online…

DXE (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/13: Community Hike at Wild Cat Canyon. indybay.org Alvarado Staging Area at Wild Cat Canyon, Richmond…

DXE (2021-06-02). Tuesday 6/1: Outreach Training. indybay.org online…

DXE (2021-06-02). Saturday 6/5: Meetup: Animal Rebellion Takes on McDonald's. indybay.org online…

Martha Stilson (2021-06-02). Woke Versus Awake, What Do You See 2021. indybay.org Are you "Woke" or "Awake"? Is there a difference? Can you see what is in front of you? To create.

Shani Heckman (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/6: Riot Grrrl and Dyke Walking Tour Mission District San Francisco California. indybay.org Meet in front of the women's building | 3543 18th street, San Francisco CA 94110…

Center for Biological Diversity, partners (2021-06-02). Tuesday 6/8: A Wake for Whales: Protest for Endangered Marine Life on Int'l. Oceans Day. indybay.org Crissy Field East Beach, across from the Crissy Beach parking lot, near the intersection of Jauss and Javowitz St., San Francisco | REQUIRED: Masks and Safety Distancing…

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/6: Climate Action Mural Unveiling & Celebration In Clarion Alley. indybay.org Clarion Alley, between Mission and Valencia Streets, and between 17th and 18th Streets in San Francisco…

DXE (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/13: Vegan BBQ & Bakesale Animal Rescue Fundraiser. indybay.org Wildcat Canyon @ Alvarado Park…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-02). From Negroland to Negro Bar, 20th Anniversary Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. indybay.org Normal community outreach, historical preservation standards and basic dignity remains elusive at Negro Bar / Negro Hill Mining District due to the historic seasonal hate crimes against humanity, cloaked as equity and inclusion in this latest effort to insist on second class citizenship for people of Pan African ancestry.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Sports cardiology helps patients get back in the game. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Regular activity is good for the heart, but patients with heart conditions may wonder if it is safe to exercise. Mayo Clinic's Sports Cardiology Clinic is a specialty clinic where a team of cardiologists, exercise physiologists, and other specialists evaluate and treat heart conditions with a goal of keeping athletes active in sports. But who …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-02). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

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