2021-06-06: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-07). Exit Poll Shows Technical Tie in Peru: Difference Between Castillo and Fujimori 0.6%. orinocotribune.com According to the exit polls from Ipsos Peru / América TV, Keiko Fujimori has got 50.3% of the votes cast in Peru, while Pedro Castillo received 49.7%. | The pollster Ipsos published this Sunday the exit polls of the second round of the presidential elections in Peru. With a difference of 0.6% of votes, the candidate Keiko Fujimori, from Fuerza Popular, and her rival, Pedro Castillo, from Peru Libre, are in a technical tie, considering that the margin of error of the study is +/- 3 %. | "We have a statistical tie, within the margin of error, a very tight tie. There is no way to declare a winner at this moment," th…

_____ (2021-06-06). Peru Elections: Will There Be A Left-Wing Resurgence? popularresistance.org On June 6, 25 million Peruvians will elect their next president and two vice presidents for the period 2021-2026. Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo of the Free Peru political party will face off against far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori of the Popular Force party. All major polls have predicted a victory for Castillo. With inputs from Daniela Ramos of ARG Medios who is in Lima.

Staff (2021-06-06). Argentina Criticizes Almagro's Interference in Mexican Elections. orinocotribune.com Argentina warned that the statements made by the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro against the Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister demonstrates his intention to influence the legislative and regional elections of Mexico, scheduled for this Sunday, June 6. | On Friday, June 4, Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Solá criticized the statements of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, alluding to the latter's service as the governor of Mexico City from 2006 to 2012. | Solá…

Editorial Team (2021-06-06). 89 politicians in Mexico murdered leading up to midterm elections. challenge-magazine.org At least 89 Mexican politicians have been murdered in the last 200 days, 35 of which were candidates for the midterm elections. There have also been over 700 attacks, according to security consultancy firm Etellekt, including threats, beatings and kidnappings. | The 6 June election is to be significant, with over 2,100 mayoral and city council seats being contested, as well as the Chamber of Deputies, Congress' lower house. | This will determine the strength of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) and their allies, who together hold a two-thirds majority. Such a major…

Max Lill (2021-06-06). Learning to Feel Collectively. indybay.org The starting point of the upheavals are the anti-colonial movements that have been spreading across the globe since the end of World War II. With the Black Civil Rights Movement, they penetrate into the heart of the capitalist world system starting in the mid-1950s, where they politicize liberal students* and the existentialist beat culture of the bohemians.

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-06). Tech Giants Help Israel Muzzle Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org Israel's caretaker prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sought to shut down all use of the popular video-sharing app TikTok in Israel last month. The attempt to censor TikTok, details of which emerged last weekend, is one of a number of reported attempts by Israel to control social media content during last month's military assault on the …

ANSWER Coalition (2021-06-06). Block The Boat picket stops Israeli apartheid profiteer ship from unloading in Port of Oakland. liberationnews.org Guest post by the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)…

Fra Hughes (2021-06-06). Belfast City Council Calls for the Expulsion of the Israeli Ambassadors to Britain and Ireland. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Jun 2, 2021 | In a historic move, Belfast City Councillors have voted to call on the Irish and British governments to expel the Israeli Ambassadors. | The motion was passed by 31 votes to 28 votes on 01/06/2021, showing a seismic shift from previous votes and debates on the Israel Palestine conflict. | Previous debates and deflections have implied the conflict is complicated and complex. | That there are two sides to the conflict and both have been wrong. Perhaps the people of Belfast should not get politically involved in matters that are occurring halfway around the world or indeed…

ecns.cn (2021-06-06). China condemns U.S. for blacklisting Chinese firms. ecns.cn A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday that China firmly opposes U.S. President Joe Biden's signing of an order to ban investment in dozens of Chinese companies.

_____ (2021-06-06). Critics Call Biden's Vaccine Sharing Plan 'Woefully Inadequate'. popularresistance.org The White House announced Thursday its plan to donate 25 million excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to other nations—a plan progressives described as an "inadequate" response to the ongoing pandemic, urging the Biden administration to invest $25 billion to ramp-up global vaccine manufacturing. | According to he Associated Press, the U.S. "aims to share 80 million doses globally by the end of June, most through COVAX," the United Nations-backed program for global vaccine sharing. "Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House said about 19 million will go to COVAX," with the remaining 6 million direct…

WSWS repost (2021-06-06). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. indybay.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Editor2 (2021-06-06). Daniel Ortega, Good Before, but Not Now? Really?? orinocotribune.com By Laura Wells — June 1, 2021 | This article about Daniel Ortega reverses the typical order, it starts with the question of "What can we do?" and ends with a bit of history, Nicaragua's and mine. | As you read, if you find yourself asking, "Really?" please consider checking some of the many links. | What can we do? | (1) RENACER Act in Congress—End US interference | Whatever you think of President Daniel Ortega, you can help the people of Nicaragua now. You can voice your opposition to a new, very bad bill which would ramp up Trump's NICA act. The proposed RENACER Act, now in both houses of Congress, w…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). Russia's fun-loving Foreign Ministry spokeswoman laughs off NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO meddles in Russia-Belarus affairs to prevent their integration — diplomatRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on a statement of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the front [Which developments over the past thirty years could possibly cause Zakharova to believe that NATO has …

Dean Baker (2021-06-06). Does the New York Times Prohibit Its Reporters from Mentioning China's Vaccines? cepr.net That seems to be the case. A few weeks ago it ran a major piece on vaccinating the world. The article never once mentioned China's vaccines (or Russia or India's). It had another piece today on the topic, which again did not mention China's vaccines. Ignoring China's vaccines in the context of vaccinating the world …

WSWS (2021-06-07). 160 killed in massacre at Solhan in northern Burkina Faso. wsws.org The wave of massacres spreading in the Sahel is the product of France's eight-year war in Mali and similar imperialist interventions across the region.

Sean Connolly (2021-06-06). Long Island, NY demands: 'End all aid to apartheid Israel!'. liberationnews.org On May 23, hundreds gathered in Garden City, Long Island, New York for a day of action in support of the Palestinian people, organized by a broad coalition, including ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, Muslims for Progress, Warriors of the Sunrise, Long Island Black Alliance, Al Quds Committee of New …

_____ (2021-06-06). Assange's Father On US Tour—First Stop Miami. popularresistance.org Organized by Assange Defense, John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange's father and brother, will begin the #HomeRun4Julian tour in Miami on June 6 via a live-streamed event. The Shiptons are scheduled to make stops on both coasts and the Midwest before concluding the tour in the nation's capital. | Assange's family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared "arbitrarily detained" since 2010.

_____ (2021-06-06). On Contact: Confronting The Ruling Elite. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Richard Falk about the inner workings of the power elite and the institutions that do its bidding. Falk is professor emeritus of international law and practice at Princeton University, and the former United Nations human rights rapporteur in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. | Falks' new memoir, 'Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim', documents how he confronted entrenched political, military and economic power, especially after visiting Hanoi in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War. During his tenure as rapporteur from 2008 to 2014, he often clashed wit…

Valery Kulikov (2021-06-06). US Actively Prepares for War with Russia. globalresearch.ca It is quite …

Juan Cole (2021-06-06). Israel, 'Only Mideast Democracy,' Criminalizes Journalism, arrests Al Jazeera Reporter for Covering E. Jerusalem; What is being Covered Up? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli police took another step toward criminalizing journalism on Saturday when they arrested al-Jazeera Arabic correspondent Givara al-Budeiri while she was covering a demonstration in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem marking the anniversary of the Naksa, the Setback. That term is how is how Palestinians refer to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). Europe without neutrals: U.S. F-16s, Marines engage in Arctic war games with Finnish, Swedish allies. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Europe without neutrals: U.S. F-16s, Marines engage in Arctic war games with Finnish, Swedish alliesRick Rozoff ==== Europe without neutrals: NATO and Austria Europe without neutrals: NATO lures Ireland into global military network Europe without neutrals: Switzerland provides combat aircraft for NATO exercise ==== This year's iteration of the biennial Arctic Challenge military exercise is occurring from …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). 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 (2021-06-06). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). 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 (2021-06-06). Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

US Department of Justice (2021-06-06). Video: Pfizer's Criminal Record. Largest Medical "Fraudulent Marketing" Case in US History. globalresearch.ca Pfizer "Largest Health Care Fraud" 2009 | Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021 | How on earth could you trust a Big Pharma vaccine conglomerate which pleaded guilty to criminal charges by the US Department of Justice including "fraudulent marketing" and "felony …

John C. A. Manley (2021-06-06). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca Important article by John C. A Manley. First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Anonymous103 (2021-06-06). Of Plagues and Rodents: Australia's War Against Mice. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Not a day goes by these days without a casual remark about animal extermination in Australia. Mice have moved to the front of the queue in terms of animal species Australians would most like to liquidate. The language used has various registers: sombre and regretful; grave and scientific; panicked and bloody. | This is all ordinary fare and is characterised by ignoring the anthropogenic nature of the problems. Behind every pest outbreak on the Australian continent is…

Sara Flounders (2021-06-07). Delegation fights to win Alex Saab's freedom. workers.org Sal Island, Cabo Verde Flounders took part in a delegation that traveled to Cabo Verde in solidarity with Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was abducted in June 2020 on orders of the U.S. and held under onerous conditions since then on two of C.V.'s ten islands. Cabo Verde is an . . . |

Staff (2021-06-07). Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Reaches Yanomami Indigenous Communities. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Venezuela is reaching the remotest places of the country, overcoming logistical challenges. On Saturday, June 5, mass vaccination of the Yanomami indigenous communities in the state of Amazonas began, where the Ministry of Health is working together with the Autonomous Service of the Amazon Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases. This was reported by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza on Saturday, through a post in his Twitter account. | °Emocionante! Todo un desafío logístico. Hasta las profundidades del Estado Amazonas, los equipos de…

Editor2 (2021-06-07). AFRICOM Military's Exercise: The Art of Creating New Pretexts for Propagating US Interests. orinocotribune.com By Pavan Kulkarni — June 1, 2021 | Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat "irregular migration" and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests. | Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21), a 12-day US-Africa Command (AFRICOM)-sponsored military exercise involving 13 states in the Mediterranean Sea, concluded on Friday, May 28. It had kicked off from the naval base in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 16. The drills in this exercise covered naval maneuvers across the s…

WSWS (2021-06-07). Spain's Anticapitalistas back anti-migrant press campaign targeting Morocco. wsws.org This petty bourgeois party is joining in the campaign of the PSOE-Podemos government to denounce Morocco for allowing migrants to cross into Spain's enclave at Ceuta.

WSWS (2021-06-07). Bus drivers at Cricklewood and Kings Cross garages support call for reinstatement of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Dozens of workers stopped to speak to campaigners and express their solidarity with O'Sullivan, with many happy to hear that he is standing up to the company's victimisation and intimidation tactics.

WSWS (2021-06-07). This week in history: June 7-13. wsws.org 25 years ago: Northern Ireland peace talks open in Belfast On June 10, 1996, all-party talks on a political settlement in Northern Ireland opened in Belfast, with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, initially excluded and with Protestant delegates objecting to the proposed chairman of the session, former US senator and close advisor to the Clinton administration, George Mitchell.

WSWS (2021-06-07). As Vale Inco nickel miners' walkout in Ontario prepares to enter second week, critical lessons posed by 2009-10 strike. wsws.org During the 2009-10 strike, miners and smelter workers in northern Ontario showed no shortage of militancy and sacrifice in struggle but lacked a political perspective and an independent workers' organization to lead their struggle to victory.

WSWS (2021-06-07). The Dry: Murders in a small Australian town. wsws.org Is the drought-stricken country town simply a "black hole," as the local hotel bartender asides, or is this a common situation for rural areas across Australia?

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-07). Nicaragua — A Revolution Worth Defending. orinocotribune.com By Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton — May 29, 2021 | One of the reasons comrades elsewhere have difficulty perceiving this revolutionary model of Sandinista Nicaragua in its true dimensions is because for the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua the development of the productive economy is a central task. | In a recent article

WSWS (2021-06-07). UK universities and colleges continue attacks on staff jobs and conditions. wsws.org Nearly 1,300 staff at the University of Liverpool are striking in protest against planned job cuts in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The three-week strike began on May 24, coinciding with the end of year examination period, and is set to have a considerable impact. The university originally intended to cut up to 47 staff, but this was revised down to 32 after the University and College Union (UCU) threatened industrial action.

Chris Floyd (2021-06-06). Joe the Revelator. counterpunch.org "China has an overall goal … to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world. That's not going to happen on my watch." Joe Biden, March 26, 2021 There it is, plain and raw, the abiding essence of the American elite's foreign […] | To read this article,

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). Russia's fun-loving Foreign Ministry spokeswoman laughs off NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO meddles in Russia-Belarus affairs to prevent their integration — diplomatRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on a statement of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the front [Which developments over the past thirty years could possibly cause Zakharova to believe that NATO has …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-06). Military Situation In Iraq On June 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) was attacked by one rocket. | On May 6, Ain Al Asad Airbase was attacked by two suicide drones. | On May 5, three people were killed by Turkish airstrike near Makhmour camp. | On May 5, five KDP Peshmerga members reportedly were killed and several others were wounded by PKK ATG attack in Emadiyah area. | On May 4, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah area. | MORE O…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Syrian Army To Reactivate Air-Defense Base In Northern Aleppo. southfront.org A Syrian S-75 launcher. Source: Russian MoD | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is working to reactivate an air-defense base in northern Aleppo that was overrun by rebels in the early years of the war, Syrian sources revealed on June 5. | The air-defense base is located in the town of Taanah near the frontline with Turkish forces who occupy the town of al-Bab to the east. The base, which used to host a Soviet-made S-75 Dvina air-defense system, was captured by the rebels in 2012. The SAA recaptured the base and its surrou…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Central Syrian Insurgency: 23 Pro-Government Killed In ISIS Attacks, Russian Warplanes Struck Back. southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti-25 | At least 23 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed in Syria's central region on June 3 and 4 as a result of attacks by ISIS cells, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on June 5. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the fighters were killed in ambushes set by ISIS cells. | One of the victims of improvised exp…

Stephanie Midler (2021-06-06). Sunday 6/13: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall at 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605…

Julia Conley (2021-06-06). High School Valedictorian Speaks Out Against State's Extreme Anti-Choice Law. zcomm.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"

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-06). Free Market Illusions: What is the US' Endgame in China? zcomm.org Why does the US advocate a free market while doing its utmost to stifle it? The current US-China economic war is a perfect example of this perplexing question…

Staff (2021-06-06). UK health minister warns it's 'too early' to say whether Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted as planned on June 21. rt.com Health Secretary Matt Hancock cannot confirm whether the UK's current coronavirus rules will be eased as planned on June 21 or delayed due to the fast-spreading Indian strain. | Hancock told "We're not saying no to the 21st of June at this point," he noted, adding, however, that the…

Staff (2021-06-06). Sheikh Jarrah defenders Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd detained by Israeli occupation: Take action! samidoun.net On Sunday morning, 6 June, Palestinian activists from Sheikh Jarrah, twin brother and sister Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd, 23, were seized by Israeli occupation forces. Both Muna and Mohammed have appeared extensively in Arab and international media, including CNN, MSNBC and Democracy Now, highlighting the Israeli state and settlers' attempts to steal their family home in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem. Their massive reach on social media has allowed them to tell the story of Palestinian Jerusalemites to millions, with Muna having over 1 million Instagram followers and Mohammed with hundreds of thousands of twitt…

Staff (2021-06-06). June 8: BLOCK THE BOAT Vancouver: End Israeli Apartheid — Defend Palestine! samidoun.net Tuesday, June 8 — gather at 3 pm at Woodland Park (Woodland and Frances, Vancouver) — please stay alert through joining the text system for date and time changes! Vancouver, BC, Occupied Coast Salish Territories TEXT YOUR NAME to: +1-833-590-1987 for updates and action alerts Join the Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1169263640162975 BLOCK THE BOAT FOR PALESTINE! — UPDATE to Tuesday, June 8 ** Get updates and news. Text your name to +1-833-590-1987 ** TUESDAY, JUNE 8 — BRING YOUR MASK AND KEFFIYEH AND GATHER AT 3 PM AT WOODLAND PARK: Zim-Operated Ship scheduled to dock at Van…

Staff (2021-06-06). Sheikh Jarrah defenders Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd detained by Israeli occupation: Take action! samidoun.net UPDATE: Muna al-Kurd has now been released. UPDATE 2: Mohammed al-Kurd has been released! Now is the time to keep up the struggle until all Palestinian prisoners — and all of Palestine — is free. The twins are finally reunited ‚ù§Muna and mohammed ‚ù§ @m7mdkurd#SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveJerusalem #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/gx73EVOYs8 — Hayat üáµüá∞ üáµüá∏ (@pakistanikiz) June 6, 2021 Palestinian activist Muna al-Kurd has been released. #SheikhJarrah #Palestine…

_____ (2021-06-06). Save Alex Saab. popularresistance.org U.S. authorities ordered his arrest, and Alex Saab was pulled off a plane on June 12, 2020, during a refuelling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, an island nation off Africa's West Coast. | Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat to the African Union, was on a humanitarian mission to Iran at the time of his seizure to arrange emergency shipments of food, medicine, and essential supplies for Venezuela. Detained and imprisoned in total isolation and darkness in Cabo Verde for the past year, Saab has also been tortured. | Saab is battling cancer and urgently needs to be cared for by his doctors in Venezuela. | The U.S. sancti…

Staff (2021-06-06). High Participation in Mass Vaccination in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 continues in Venezuela with high participation of Venezuelans in the second phase of the national vaccination process to contain the effects of the pandemic, AVN reported this Saturday, June 5. | Hotel Alba Caracas in the capital is one of the 77 vaccination centers enabled in the national territory to guarantee the health of the people. | Maria Antonieta González, who got her dose at this center, told Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) that "everything was complete in less than 30 minutes. They gave us our Carvativir. I urge all older adults who get contacted by the Patria…

ecns.cn (2021-06-06). Over 723 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 723.49 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-06). La crisis mundial del coronavirus 2020: Destrucción de la sociedad civil, depresión económica diseñada, Golpe de estado global y el "Gran Reinicio" globalizacion.ca Este libro electrónico consta de un prefacio y diez \capítulos. | Estamos ante un proceso extremadamente complejo. | En el transcurso de los últimos doce meses desde principios de enero de 2020, he analizado casi a diario el cronograma y la evolución…

Lynda Carson (2021-06-06). Mesquite Guitar Dreams. indybay.org Me and my exotic beautiful piece of mesquite hardwood that is shaped like a guitar, and is an alternative to using hardwoods that may become an endangered species someday. Photo taken on June 2, 2021, by Max Lynch, during the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-06-06). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-06). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Yang Liu, Zhonglei Gu, Jiming Liu (2021-06-06). [Research Paper] Uncovering transmission patterns of COVID-19 outbreaks: A region-wide comprehensive retrospective study in Hong Kong. thelancet.com With the discovered cross-district or cross-population transmission patterns, all of the waves of COVID-19 outbreaks in Hong Kong can be systematically scrutinized. Among all districts, quite a few (e.g., the Yau Tsim Mong district) were instrumental in spreading the virus throughout the pandemic. Aside from being exceptionally densely populated, these districts were also social-economic centers. With a variety of situated public venues, such as restaurants and singing/dancing clubs, these districts played host to all kinds of social gathering events, thereby providing opportunities for widespread and rapid trans…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). 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 (2021-06-06). 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." …

Gretchen Vogel (2021-06-06). Israel Reports Link Between Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation and COVID-19 Vaccination in Young Men. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 vaccine …

WorkWeek (2021-06-06). Pacifica CRD & WorkWeek Covering Picketing & Block of Israeli Chartered Ship Volan At. indybay.org WorkWeek & Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy will be covering the picket of the Zim Ship Volan at the Port of Oakland…

Dr. Michael Thau (2021-06-06). How the Media Hides the Record of Vaccine Deaths. Deceives Americans. globalresearch.ca The Vaccine Adverse …

Dean Baker (2021-06-06). Patent Monopolies and Inequality: When We Give Rich People Money, Why Does Inequality Surprise Us? cepr.net In recent weeks there have been several articles noting the enormous wealth that a small number of people have made off of the vaccines and treatments developed to control the pandemic. Many see this as an unfortunate outcome of our efforts to contain the pandemic. In that view, containing the pandemic is an immensely important …

Faramarz Farbod (2021-06-06). Palestine Can't Breathe. dissidentvoice.org Another cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians has been announced ending another round of violent assault on the latter. The settler-colonial Jewish government in Israel killed 275 Palestinians, 248 of them in the Gaza Strip, 26 in the West Bank and Jerusalem, 1 inside Israel, including 66 children in Gaza, and at least 6,200 others …

Andrew Freeman (2021-06-06). Seattle rally calls to cancel rents. liberationnews.org "The eviction moratorium didn't stop landlords from finding a loophole..it didn't stop debt from piling up," exclaimed Julissa Sanchez of the Tenants Union of Washington.

Editorial Team (2021-06-06). What London's Sky Pool really reflects. challenge-magazine.org Grace Allen writes about the allure of extravagant housing for the wealthy elite in contrast to the bleak reality of London's private-dominated housing crisis | The newly built and controversial creation of a 25-metre-long swimming pool, 10 feet deep, and 35 metres in the air, between two elitist skyscrapers has been positioned in the heart of the Nine-Elms 'Embassy Gardens' housing complex in South-West London. The swimming pool is transparent, allowing the exclusive minority of residents' access to this leisure activity, whilst observing from all angles the sheer explicitness of their economic privilege. The…

Paul Haeder (2021-06-06). Taking a Trip Through the Magical Mania Tour. dissidentvoice.org Oh, the time I have, putting in application after application, for a job. A job, that's a double-edged word. What is that job without a jab. Now, one year-plus, perfectly accepted that the restaurant or retail outlet or any manner of "job" can require you to submit to the jab. Make that jabs. This is …

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Syrian Military Intelligence Forces Storm Daraa Town After Assassination Of Pro-Government Mayor. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev | Syrian intelligence agents carried out a limited operation in Athman in Daraa following the assassination of the town's pro-government mayor. | The mayor, Faisal Ismali Alloah, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen inside Athman late on June 5. He was reportedly a staunch supporter of the government. | In the early hours of June 6, a large, heavily armed force of the Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate stormed Athman. According to local sources, the forces arrested at least nine…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Houthi Drones Relentlessly Pound King Khalid Air Base In Southern Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On June 6, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) carried out yet another attack on King Khalid Air Base in the southern Saudi province of 'Aisr. | A spokesman for the Yemen group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, said that the air base was targeted with a Samad-2K suicide drone. The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful. | "This attack came within the framework of our legitimate right to respond to the continues aggression and siege on our people," Brig. Gen. Sari said. | Per…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Suicide Drones, Rocket Attack Targeted US Troops & Diplomats In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 6, an air base hosting US troops in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar and a diplomatic center run by the American Embassy in the country's capital Baghdad came under attack. | At 12: 15 am local time, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, which is located within the US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, was attacked by a rocket. | "The rocket impacted near the BDSC and caused no injuries or damage," Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said on Twitter. "Each atta…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Six Killed In SDF Attack On Turkish-Backed Militants In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: sdf-press.com | Late on June 5, fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked positions of Turkish-backed militants near the town of Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria. | SDF fighters passed the defences of Turkish-backed forces in the area of al-Arish in the vicinity of Ras al-Ain then engaged in heavy clashes with the militants. | A source in the Syrian National Army (SNA), an umbrella group for Turkish-backed militants, told the Istanbul-based Syria TV that four militants were killed and three…

Staff (2021-06-06). Latinx and Low-Income Communities Are Paying the Costs of Plastic Pollution. truthout.org All too often, the issue of plastic pollution is reduced to plastic straw bans led by clipboard-carrying college students, VSCO girls, and bracelets made with a promise of saving turtles. It conjures images of a wad of plastic grocery bags or perhaps a garbage island floating in the middle of the ocean somewhere. | The problem is that plastic pollution isn't just an issue of waste accumulation — plastics are also manufactured and often incinerated in communities where poor people and peo…

Staff (2021-06-06). DNC and RNC Have Already Smashed Fundraising Records Ahead of 2022 Midterms. truthout.org The two largest political party committees are stockpiling record amounts of cash ahead of the 2022 midterms and laying the groundwork for an expensive 2024 clash. | The

Staff (2021-06-06). Refugees Insist Humanitarian Organization UNHCR Disregards Their Humanity. truthout.org Since late 2019, waves of

Staff (2021-06-06). Some Prisons Reinstate Patdown Searches Although Guards Are Refusing Vaccination. truthout.org Under the watchful eyes of gun towers above us, prisoners are ushered through the turnstile to enter the yard and then some of us are called over to receive a pat search. The guards are eager to use this method, which had only been reinstated a few hours earlier. No more social distancing; guards stood merely feet from each other while running their gloved hands down prisoners' bodies. They refused to change gloves before groping their next victim. | "I couldn't believe we were getting se…

Staff (2021-06-06). Water Protectors Converge on Minnesota for Massive Demonstrations Against Line 3. truthout.org Thousands of people from across the nation are

Staff (2021-06-06). 'Smeared, shut out & shadow-banned': the inside story of how RT was branded a 'foreign agent' by free press-loving US officials. rt.com When RT was forced to register as a 'foreign agent' by American authorities four years ago, it sparked a chain of events that saw the network banned from press events, cut off from potential partners and delisted on social media. | Speaking at a roundtable on press freedom at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Thursday, Anna Belkina, RT's deputy editor in chief, set out how American legislation was limiting the multinational news agency's work in the country, which bills itself as the leader of the free world, and elsewhere. | Her comments came as foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova de…

Ted Glick (2021-06-06). It's Time to Hit the Streets. dissidentvoice.org For the last 15 months, since the first economy-wide shutdowns because of the pandemic, in-the-streets activism on the political Left has been rare. The huge exception was the massive, Black-led, multi-racial response of many millions of people all around the country last summer after George Floyd was murdered. Another exception is the heroic fight led …

Fight Back (2021-06-06). Economy on bumpy road, Republicans end benefits. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday June 4, the U.S. Department of Labor monthly report on the job market for May 2021 showed that 559,000 new jobs were created, bouncing back from the poor showing the month before. But the economy remained down 7.6 million jobs from February 2020, when the recession began. If job creation continues at the same rate as in May, it would still take until summer of 2022 to reach the pre-pandemic level. | But this is unlikely, given all the shortages showing up in the economy. Shortages of computer chips have slowed car production. Shortages of lumber are crimping housing construction and drivi…

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-06-06). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca First posted on GR on May 15, 2020 | Visit and follow us …

AutumnSun (2021-06-06). Protest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm.

_____ (2021-06-06). Amazon Is Inundating Workers With Anti-Union Messages. popularresistance.org "We have been bombarded with misinformation and lies for the past month in the bathrooms, break rooms, at the entrance," Amazon JFK8 Staten Island worker Natalie Monarrez. New York City — On the heels of Amazon's scorched earth, and likely illegal, union-busting campaign in Bessemer, Alabama that defeated workers' attempt to unionize, Status Coup has obtained photos …

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-06). Monday 6/7: End U.S. Poverty! San Francisco Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA PPC. indybay.org SF District Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; | Masks and Safety Distancing Required | PPC nationwide rallies livestream here: www.facebook.com/anewppc/

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). Europe Without Neutrals: NATO Lures Ireland into Global Military Network. globalresearch.ca On June 1 …

Philip A Farruggio (2021-06-06). Inherit the Hypocrisy? "Inherit the Wind"(1960) of the McCarthy Era. globalresearch.ca A must see …

Josh Mitteldorf (2021-06-06). Unthinkable Thoughts. The Spike Protein. globalresearch.ca This essay is …

Josh Frank (2021-06-06). 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-06). Nicaragua's Green Revolution. libya360.wordpress.com Rohan Rice Nicaragua's green revolution has not only seen investment in renewable sources of energy but it has also brought electrical power to areas that did not have access before. Photo: ENATREL While large polluting countries have refused to take necessary measures to slow the climate crisis, Nicaragua, one of the most vulnerable countries to…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-06). 'We have the Power' finds US has resources and technology to shift away from fossil fuels. nationofchange.org The study confirmed the U.S. has enough wind and solar resources to meet the country's energy needs.

Jill Richardson (2021-06-06). If You Love Our Country, Don't Ban Its History. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org) — Across the country, several states have passed or introduced bills that ban teaching "critical race theory." Oklahoma's governor just signed one. Arizona's governor just vetoed one. Texas and North Carolina are moving ahead with similar bills. I'd like to set aside the fact that the people most upset about critical race theory …

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-06-06). Why the Current Historic Drought in the Southwest May be the New Normal. juancole.com By Alyssa Marksz | — ( Cronkite News) — WASHINGTON — Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday. The period from last April to this March was the driest in …

Rohan Rice (2021-06-06). Nicaragua's green revolution. peoplesdispatch.org While large polluting countries have refused to take necessary measures to slow the climate crisis, Nicaragua, one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, has taken impressive steps to shift to more sustainable energy…

Jason Wilson (2021-06-06). Oath Breaker: How a Serving National Guardsman Helped The Base Plan a White Power Army. splcenter.org In February 2019, on an encrypted chat platform, members of the white power accelerationist group The Base had a long discussion on a topic that had recently become a preoccupation: how to strike back against the antifascist or "antifa" activists who had again exposed the identity of one of their number.

Nick Cunningham (2021-06-06). Cleaning up methane pollution from Permian super emitters is 'low hanging fruit' for the climate, study finds. nationofchange.org Experts shine a spotlight on the worst offenders in the Permian basin. The technological fixes are obvious, they say, but state regulators are so far unwilling to act.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). 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 (2021-06-06). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Dealing with an overactive bladder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and a mom of twins, and it seems that I recently developed what must be an overactive bladder. It hinders my daily activities and makes me feel embarrassed, as I often must excuse myself abruptly. I wake up multiple times at night, too. Sometimes I also seem to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-06). 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 …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). 1776 be damned: NATO Festival in Virginia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [As the former British colony of Virginia approaches what used to be referred to as Independence Day in North America, there's nothing like English and Hessian troops marching through Norfolk with their national flags proudly held aloft. And it's never too early for children of thirty NATO nations to fraternize on the parade ground; you …

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-06). Monday 6/7: End Poverty! San Mateo Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA PPC. indybay.org San Mateo Office of Rep. Speier, 155 Bovet Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…

Leon Kunstenaar, AROC event notice (2021-06-06). Protesters Prevent Unloading of Israeli Ship. indybay.org Attempting to avoid protesters, ZIM freighter hung out off California coasts for two weeks, only to be prevented from unloading in Oakland.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-06). Victory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland. indybay.org In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-06). Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines. indybay.org Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.

DXE (2021-06-06). Sunday 6/20: June Vegan Popup! indybay.org Unity Park in Richmond…

DXE (2021-06-06). Tuesday 6/8: Solidarity Action: A Wake for the Whales. indybay.org Crissy Field East Beach, across from the Crissy Beach parking lot, near the intersection of Juass and Javowitz St., San Francisco, Calif.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-06). Monday 6/7: Oakland Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Oakland District Office, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…

DXE (2021-06-06). Wednesday 6/23: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Andrew Freeman (2021-06-06). Seattle rally calls to cancel rents. zcomm.org The Cancel the Rent Coalition brought together a broad range of King County organizations…

Paul Gordon (2021-06-06). In the Southeast, Climate Change Finds a Landscape Ravaged by Inequality. zcomm.org Meet the groups demanding climate justice that fits the region's unique needs…

Ramazan Mendanlioglu (2021-06-06). Rojava's everyday democracy. zcomm.org Drawing on first-hand experience in Rojava, Ramazan Mendanlioglu explores how radical decentralisation and self-administration look in practice…

Robert R. Raymond (2021-06-06). Corporations Are Trying to Co-opt Mindfulness to Avoid Meeting Workers' Needs. zcomm.org "These programs treat stress as a maladaptation of the individual, not as a symptom of structural and systemic issues."

Gianpaolo Baiocchi (2021-06-06). Housing Is a Social Good. zcomm.org The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market…

Nelson Lichtenstein (2021-06-06). Not All Labor Law Reforms Are Created Equal. zcomm.org Two major pieces of labor law legislation, both rooted in the concept of "sectoral bargaining," are now being weighed in California and New York…

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-06). Israel's New Government Will Deepen Rifts, not Heal Them. dissidentvoice.org The photo was unprecedented. It showed Mansour Abbas, leader of an Islamist party for Palestinians in Israel, signing an agreement on Wednesday night to sit in a "government of change" alongside settler leader Naftali Bennett. Caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fervently try to find a way to break up the coalition in the next few …

WSWS (2021-06-06). Lockout at Beaumont ExxonMobil plant in Texas enters second month. wsws.org The unions have done nothing to broaden the struggle of the 650 workers have been locked out of the facility since May 1.

Editor2 (2021-06-05). Understanding Peru's Elections from the Peasant Patrols to Fujimorism. orinocotribune.com 500 years of colonial history, 200 years of life as a republic, and 40 years of experience of the rural and urban peasant patrols movement, to understand a subject and a process that come from afar | Ahead of Peru's historic presidential elections on June 6, Lautaro Rivara spoke to Santos Saavedra Vásquez, president of the National United Center of Rural and Urban Peasant Patrols (CUNARC) of Peru. They discussed the second round of presidential elections on June 6 and what the upcoming electoral process means to the rural, peasant and Indigenous communities of the country, with Pedro Castillo, a member of the pea…

Max Lill (2021-06-05). Learning to Feel Collectively. indybay.org The starting point of the upheavals are the anti-colonial movements that have been spreading across the globe since the end of World War II. With the Black Civil Rights Movement, they penetrate into the heart of the capitalist world system starting in the mid-1950s, where they politicize liberal students* and the existentialist beat culture of the bohemians.

Danny Haiphong (2021-06-05). Off the Rails: New Report by Corporate-Funded Think-Tank Reveals How Profit-Driven Motives Drive New Cold War against China. covertactionmagazine.com New report paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world. Published in Railway Age magazine and written by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the report sounds the alarm about China's growing high-speed rail sector amid escalations in the U.S.'s New Cold War against China, of which technology is a key component.

Roger Harris (2021-06-05). #FreeAlexSaab Delegation First Day in Cabo Verde: Access Denied to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com June 4, 2021, Sal Island, Cabo Verde. In their first full day in Cabo Verde, the emergency human rights delegation met with Saab's lawyer and the Venezuelan ambassador, tried to meet with the local police commander, and saw first hand the prison-house where Mr. Saab is jailed, though the heavily armed guards prevented a visit. | A year ago, immediately after Alex Saab's plane was diverted to Cabo Verde for a technical fueling stop and he was forcibly taken off the plane, the Venezuelan government notified the Cabo Verdean authorities that Saab was a diplomat and thus protected from detention, according to Jose Ma…

Staff (2021-06-05). Key Points of the Second Round of Presidential Elections in Peru. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 4, the Robinson Institute released a report detailing the key points of the second round of the Peruvian presidential election, scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 6. The full translation of the report is presented here. | In the second round, the two most voted candidates of the first round appear. They are Pedro Castillo of Perú Libre party, and Keiko Fujimori of Fuerza Popular. Castillo and Fujimori respectively obtained 18.92% and 13.41% of the votes polled in the first round that was held on April 11, in which voter participation was 70%. | The electoral contest | Electoral districts: 1,874…

Staff (2021-06-05). A False Messiah? The Empire Strikes Back at AMLO. orinocotribune.com It has been already stated on many occasions that it is enough for a country to show autonomy or not fully bend to the designs of the United States for it to swell the ranks of its list of enemies and for its defects to begin to emerge in the eyes of the US. And once it is under the spotlight, imperialism uses all available resources to attack its new objective. | Such is now the case of Mexico and its president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who, in the context of the upcoming mega-elections that will take place on Sunday, June 6, has become the target of the powerful propaganda apparatus of the empire toge…

Juan Cole (2021-06-05). Israelis Actively Plotted "indefinite" Occupation of Gaza, West Bank, back in 1960s— the 6 Day War was just a Pretext: Haaretz. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — I can't tell you how many times I have heard Israeli officials talk as though the 1967 Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza were a kind of accident that left them with a dilemma. One told me it was like having a used car that you …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-05). Peru elections: Will there be a left-wing resurgence? peoplesdispatch.org On June 6, 25 million Peruvians will elect their next president and two vice presidents for the period 2021-2026. Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo of the Free Peru political party will face off against far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori of the Popular Force party. All major polls have predicted a victory for Castillo. | With inputs from Daniela Ramos of ARG Medios who is in Lima.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Biden drops corporate tax increase and cuts infrastructure plan by over $1 trillion in negotiations with Republicans. wsws.org The White House has repeatedly appealed to the GOP to negotiate while simultaneously offering to scale back and cut the plan in response to every objection from congressional Republicans.

Dan Cohen (2021-06-05). New investigation reveals role of Israeli operatives in Colombia's "political genocide" mronline.org Known as the "Red Dance," the systematic murder of the Patriotic Union remains one of the most extreme cases of political violence in Latin America and new evidence suggests that it was concocted by one of the most decorated spies in Israeli history. | June 5, 2021…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-05). Four Things to Know About Israel's New 'Change Coalition'. zcomm.org The new government — if it takes power at all — is united only around ousting Netanyahu. Here's what that could mean…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-05). What exactly is the "system" that we are fighting? roarmag.org Riot cops at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., United States. This article is adapted from Eric Laursen's new book, "The system" is back. And it is high time we talk about it again. | Fifty years ago, in the days of the Vietnam War, the counterculture and widespread questioning of government, a lot of prominent writers, not to mention day-to-day activists, used this bit of sh…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-05). Four Things to Know About Israel's New 'Change Coalition'. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — The new government — if it takes power at all — is united only around ousting Netanyahu. Here's what that could mean. By Phyllis Bennis | June 4, 2021 In Israel's parliament, the Knesset, a broad but shaky new "change coalition" claims it's ready to finally oust Prime …

Los Angeles Tenants Union (2021-06-05). Toward 100 chapters of the Los Angeles Tenants Union. zcomm.org LATU builds toward a future without rent by addressing immediate needs, building power and transforming the political consciousness of tenants in LA…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-06-05). México — Empedrando el camino al infierno. globalizacion.ca A unas horas de dar comienzo al proceso electoral más grande en la historia de México, los ciudadanos acudiremos prestos a esta elección intermedia en el ejercicio de un gobierno democrático que persigue cristalizar el voto libre universal para no…

Editor2 (2021-06-05). The Assassination of Colombian Revolutionary Jesús Santrich. orinocotribune.com By Greg Butterfield — May 26, 2021 | When a respected revolutionary dies, the impact reverberates around the world. Or, as Chinese communist leader Commander Jesús Santrich, a communist and member of the National Directorate of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), Second Marquetalia, died for the peo…

Staff (2021-06-05). Arreaza Denies Alleged US Donation and Denounces Excesses Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, rejected the statements made by US Ambassador to Venezuela who resides in Colombia, James "Jimmy" Story, regarding the latter's claim that a donation of more than $1.2 billion was made by the US to Venezuela. Arreaza affirmed that what the US administration has actually done is impose illegal unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, block Venezuelan resources, prevent financing, and seize Venezuelan assets and companies. All these measures gravely harm the Venezuelan people. | In a post on his Twitter account @jaarreaza, the V…

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Tallahassee students speak out against attacks on Palestine. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On June 3, students at Florida State University gathered to demand an end to the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza. Students connected the struggles against political repression in Palestine to similar struggles facing political activists in Colombia. | The event was hosted by Students for a Democratic Society as well as the Tallahassee Community Action Committee. Attendees held signs saying, "End the Occupation" and "Stop Political Repression". | Event organizer Katherine Draken said, "We need to continue bringing attention to the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism and…

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-05). Tech giants help Israel muzzle Palestinians. electronicintifada.net Israeli efforts to control criticism intensified during assault on Gaza.

Editor2 (2021-06-05). Venezuela: PSUV to Hold Primaries for Regional Elections, Grassroots Will Choose Candidates. orinocotribune.com PSUV members Elías Jaua and Rigel Sergent praised the decision to allow the party bases to choose candidates for upcoming "mega-elections." | Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) will hold open primary elections to choose its candidates for the November 21 regional contests. | Maduro explained on Tuesday that all Venezuelans in the country's electoral roll are called to participate in the PSUV primaries on August 8 alongside over seven million registered party members "so that grassroots are the ones who choose the Revolution's candidates." | "The PSUV milita…

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Chicago teachers vote unanimously to strike at 3 charter schools. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On May 27, rank-and-file teachers represented by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted by a unanimous vote to strike at three Urban Prep charter schools. They plan to set a strike date soon. Additionally, they filed an unfair labor practice charge against Urban Prep management for multiple unfair labor practices including hiding crucial financial information that would affect bargaining. | The Urban Prep teachers have been in contract negotiations for more than 30 months. They are fighting for more support for special education students and more classroom resources, among other things. The teachers at…

Staff (2021-06-05). Anti-Asian Violence Didn't Start or End With Trump's White House. truthout.org Recently, President Joe Biden As the bill was headed to the Senate for a vote in April, over 85 Asian American and L…

Nick Licata (2021-06-05). Can Biden's Infrastructure Plan Peel-Off Blue-Collar Workers from the Republicans? zcomm.org The Democrats have been losing blue-collar voters for the last decade; this legislation could reverse that trend…

George Chidi (2021-06-05). Georgia Board of Education Votes to Censor American History. zcomm.org The state board drafted a resolution restricting classroom discussion of racism, then blocked comments from the YouTube livestream…

Dean Baker (2021-06-05). It's Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net To repeat my standard disclaimer, I know this sort of comparison is silly, but I also know that Trump and the Republicans would be touting this to the sky if the shoe were on the other foot. So, here's the latest, the economy has created almost 2.2 million jobs in fours months under Biden. It …

_____ (2021-06-05). The Aimless Empire. popularresistance.org Bitter and frightening realities face us four months into Joe Biden's presidency. On the domestic side it is a Potemkin village, behind the faàßades of which lies a slum of unfulfilled promises that are no longer even part of the Washington discourse. That is the bitter part. | The frightening part is this: Biden and the amateurs he has named as statesmen and stateswomen do not have an inconsistent foreign policy, or a miscalculated foreign policy, or a confused foreign policy. Such shortcomings and weaknesses might be repaired. This flummoxed bunch does not have a foreign policy. And the world's most power…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-05). Rinse and Repeat: Will Biden Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba a Priority? orinocotribune.com By Medea Benjamin — Jun 1, 2021 | Despite talk that his administration's Cuba policy will be guided by human rights concerns, Biden seems more concerned about catering to right-wing Cuban Americans in southern Florida than changing the decades of entrenched American policy. | Havana — Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the

Staff (2021-06-05). House Democrats Press Biden to Support Major Investment in Global Vaccine Supply. truthout.org Welcoming President Joe Biden's new Specifically,…

WSWS repost (2021-06-05). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. indybay.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Juan Cole (2021-06-05). Netanyahu pledges to destroy Biden's Iran, Settlements Policies. zcomm.org Netanyahu is telling Israelis that Bennett's will be a "far left government," even though it has far right parties in it, including that of its head…

WSWS (2021-06-05). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. wsws.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-06-05). Foreign Policy Magazine: Trump's Economic Blockade Made President Maduro Stronger. orinocotribune.com The policy of illegal economic blockade and coercive measures implemented by the previous US regime—presided over by Donald Trump—against Venezuela, based on the protests and terrorist acts promoted by the national extreme right in 2017 aimed at overthrowing the government of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, may have strengthened the standing and political stability of the current leader of the Bolivarian Revolution. | According to US conservative news outlet

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-05). NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the frontAnd Turkey is celebrated as key cornerstone of NATORick Rozoff The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, gave an online address entitled "NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future" at an event co-sponsored by the Brookings …

_____ (2021-06-05). Craig Murray's Trial: What Happens Next. popularresistance.org On Monday morning, Lady Dorrian and two supporting judges will hear the application from Roddy Dunlop QC for Craig Murray to be allowed to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against both their verdict of contempt of court for jigsaw identification, and against the disproportionate sentence. | It is widely expected, given the obvious animus against Murray she has shown throughout the proceedings, that leave to appeal will be refused and Lady Dorrian will commit Craig Murray to jail, probably from Wednesday 9 June. At that stage, Murray's legal team will have to apply direct to the UK Supreme Court to grant him an appe…

_____ (2021-06-05). Craig Murray's Trial: What Happens Next. popularresistance.org On Monday morning, Lady Dorrian and two supporting judges will hear the application from Roddy Dunlop QC for Craig Murray to be allowed to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against both their verdict of contempt of court for jigsaw identification, and against the disproportionate sentence.

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At The White House. popularresistance.org Washington DC — The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against…

_____ (2021-06-05). Roman Protasevich, Casualty Of The Ryanair Incident, Is Spilling The Beans. popularresistance.org 'Western' media, as well as other regime change activist claim that Protasevich must have been tortured to say what he says. However, aside from light handcuff marks at his wrists there is no evidence of that. Protasevich had previously been wounded when he fought in the fascist Ukrainian Azov battalion against the Donbas secessionists. He is a tough guy who will not be impressed by handcuffs which, by the way, police everywhere use for good reasons. | During the Korea war U.S. pilots, captured by China, admitted to dropping biological weapons on China. The U.S. long denied the use of biological weapons and claim…

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At the White House. popularresistance.org The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against improbable odds.

_____ (2021-06-05). Union Painters Are Primed For A 'Summer Of Chaos'. popularresistance.org At 5: 45 a.m. Friday, May 21, painters started assembling outside under-reconstruction Madison High School in Northeast Portland, and picked up picket signs instead of paint sprayers. For the first time in over 40 years, members of Painters Local 10 were on strike. On the picket line were the 21 members scheduled to work there that day plus others who came to back them up. Painters District Council 5 field rep Scott Oldham says at first there was fear, not knowing what to expect. But when other union trades started to arrive in twos and threes, the mood shifted. | "People from each crew would walk forward and say,…

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rico unions close ranks against LUMA Energy. popularresistance.org Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows the consortium to leave Puerto Rico if a hurricane strikes, and displaces thousands of workers, is not canceled.

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rico Unions Close Ranks Against LUMA Energy. popularresistance.org Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows the consortium to leave Puerto Rico if a hurricane strikes, and displaces thousands of workers, is not canceled. | "We are warning the attorney for the Financial Oversight and Management Board, Pedro Pierluisi, that there will be no peace in Puerto Rico if the contract is not repealed and they listen to the people who demand, not only a public and more efficient Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), but also one…

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-05). Activists Call for a Stop to Enbridge Line 3. progressive.org The largest pipeline network in the United States is getting even bigger as construction on Lines 3 and 5 moves forward.

Juliana C N Chan, Lee-Ling Lim, Jonathan E Shaw, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Edward W Gregg, Lancet Commission on diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We fully agree with Jane Speight and colleagues' emphasis on the need to assess and manage diabetes-specific distress. In our Commission,1 we addressed, in no fewer than ten places, the possible causative and amplifying effects of psychosocial stress on diabetes self-management and disease control, and highlighted many of the contributing factors, such as rapid rural—urban migration, living conditions, social disparity, economics, work, family, and interpersonal relationships.Acknowledging the importance of diabetes-specific distress arising from worries about the condition's nature and quality of care, the…

Arun Kumar, Valentina Bernasconi, Mark Manak, Ana Paula de Almeida Aranha, Paul A Kristiansen (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] The CEPI centralised laboratory network: supporting COVID-19 vaccine development. thelancet.com With a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine development platforms and extensive variability between laboratory assays, comparison of results for vaccine trials can be challenging.1 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has established a global network of laboratories to centralise testing and enable comparison of immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines. The CEPI centralised laboratory network aims to enable key immunogenicity and efficacy endpoint evaluation, support COVID-19 vaccine developers in the pathway towards licensure, and help the identification of immune correlates of prot…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-05). El animal etimológico debe salir de la jaula del hábito para comprender la verdad. globalizacion.ca La vida está llena de deslices. | Las palabras se nos escapan de la boca para sorprendernos. Los pensamientos se deslizan en nuestras mentes para sorprendernos. Los sueños se deslizan en nuestras noches para, a veces, deslizarse en nuestros pensamientos de…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-05). Military Situation In Syria On June 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 4, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On June 4, three Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Aleppo | On June 4, a US logistical convoy entered Syria via Semalka border crossing | On June 5, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces near Banin village | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Staff (2021-06-05). Corporations Are Trying to Co-opt Mindfulness to Avoid Meeting Workers' Needs. truthout.org It's 6 a.m. You're just arriving to your workplace, a 1 million-square-foot warehouse known as an Amazon fulfillment center. As a stower for Amazon, your job is to take the hundreds of items per hour that arrive at your roughly 10-foot-sized station and sort them onto shelves. As you start your shift, the loud sounds of Amazon's mobile fulfillment robots, which deliver the items to you, reverberate throughout the warehouse. Above, a surveillance camera monitors your activity. You can feel its…

Eds. (2021-06-05). India's COVID-19 crisis: A call for people's unity. mronline.org At the height of India's COVID-19 crisis, some Chinese netizens saw retribution for the Modi government's aggressive posture towards China. In this essay, Chinese blogger Á∫¢Ëâ≤Âç´Â£´ (Red Defender) instead insists on internationalist solidarity and a distinction between the right-wing Modi government and the working class and low-caste peoples who suffer the most under his regime. | June 5, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Rally at Germany's Opel/Stellantis shows need for workers to break with IG Metall union. wsws.org Instead of conducting a struggle against the merger and its consequences, IG Metall and its network of works councils and shop stewards are ensuring that the company attacks are carried out smoothly.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-06-05). Oakland dockworkers refuse to unload Israeli cargo ship. electronicintifada.net Port unions around the world have turned away Israel-linked ships and weapons cargos.

Staff (2021-06-05). Venezuela to Import Russian COVID-19 Vaccine EpiVacCorona. orinocotribune.com Venezuela signed an agreement with Russian pharmaceutical company Geropharm to acquire a shipment of 10 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine EpiVacCorona for the Bolivarian nation. | The agreement was signed within the framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) by the Venezuelan Health Minister, Carlos Humberto Alvarado González; the Venezuelan Minister for Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez; and the Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov. | "On June 4, within the framework of the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum, the Geropharm company and the Government o…

Pedro Jorge Velázquez (2021-06-05). Cuba — Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo. globalizacion.ca Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo se abrirá una puerta vieja, corroída, que rechina cuando le aprietan el cerrojo. Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo un sinsonte se desprenderá de la luz que empapa los portales de las casonas viejas, una mariposa…

Eds. (2021-06-05). The Chinese dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. mronline.org Do China and the U.S. 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. | June 5, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Two high-rise workers in China killed in strong winds. wsws.org The death of the two workers, which was entirely avoidable, sparked widespread public anger over the exploitative and dangerous conditions in the high-rise construction industry.

Lynda Carson (2021-06-05). Mesquite Guitar Dreams. indybay.org Me and my exotic beautiful piece of mesquite hardwood that is shaped like a guitar, and is an alternative to using hardwoods that may become an endangered species someday. Photo taken on June 2, 2021, by Max Lynch, during the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-05). East Timor's coronavirus pandemic worsens. wsws.org Lockdown restrictions have been undermined by a series of government decisions aimed at bolstering its political position and promoting business activity.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-05). "Pushing the Reset Button" In the Wake of the Covid Crisis: "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca The World Economic …

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-05). [World Report] ACT Accelerator strains donors' aid budgets. thelancet.com The continued shortfall in funding for the international COVID-19 response raises the question of whether alternative forms of financing should be explored. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-05). More than 5,000 Covid Vaccine Deaths in America, 25,359 "Serious Injuries" and Almost 300,000 Reported "Adverse Events" globalresearch.ca This week's number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID vaccines passed the 5,000 mark, up 759 from last week, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly …

WSWS (2021-06-05). Delta variant of COVID-19 dominant in UK, spreading rapidly with millions still unvaccinated. wsws.org The government has gone into overdrive to portray the virus as under control, claiming that its vaccine rollout means everything must still be allowed to return to normal.

Editor2 (2021-06-05). Twitter Suspends Vaccine Skeptic Group After it Claims it Obtained Another 3,000 Pages of Fauci Emails in FOIA Request. orinocotribune.com A vaccine skeptics group was temporarily locked out of its Twitter account after claiming that it acquired thousands of new emails from White House Covid-19 adviser Anthony Fauci, with the site labeling…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-05). Vaccinations against COVID: How much progress have we made? peoplesdispatch.org Almost 85% of all COVID vaccines administered till date have been in high income and upper-middle income countries. The poorest countries meanwhile have still only received 0.3% of all vaccine doses.

WorkWeek (2021-06-05). Pacifica CRD & WorkWeek Covering Picketing & Block of Israeli Chartered Ship Volan At. indybay.org WorkWeek & Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy will be covering the picket of the Zim Ship Volan at the Port of Oakland…

Staff (2021-06-05). California Is Still Averaging About 34 New COVID Outbreaks in Workplaces Per Day. truthout.org This article was originally published at Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from Covid-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers die…

Danica Jorden (2021-06-05). Actor's Death Links Homophobia, Sexism and Covid Denial in Brazil. zcomm.org Paulo Gustavo was remembered in mass protests in 24 states and the capital district on May 29 against the Bolsonaro government's inaction in the face of Covid…

Nina Burleigh (2021-06-05). Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits. zcomm.org The Great Forgetting, Part 2…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Unify the working class across the Indian subcontinent to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org Only an international, scientific health strategy can defeat this highly contagious virus, which ignores borders and passports and infects people of all nationalities.

WSWS (2021-06-05). French scientist tries to silence whistle-blower over discredited COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine claims. wsws.org Dr. Didier Raoult has threatened legal action against the whistle-blower who challenged his claim that the anti-malarial drug was effective in treating COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-06-05). US COVID-19 vaccination campaign drastically slowing. wsws.org As the rate of inoculation slows, state after state is attempting to employ gimmicks to entice the unvaccinated to receive the jabs.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Dutch caretaker government accelerates lifting of social-distancing measures. wsws.org Even as UK schools record a rise in COVID-19 infections due to reopening policies, Mark Rutte's Dutch government is pushing to end all social-distancing measures.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Australia records cases of highly-infectious Delta variant as government demands end to lockdowns. wsws.org The state and federal governments have agreed to a narrow definition of COVID-19 outbreaks aimed at outlawing future lockdowns, even when the virus is circulating widely in the community.

Badri Raina (2021-06-05). Ramdev Baba: Icon of 'New India'. zcomm.org Does the Baba use a mask? No. Has he taken a vaccine shot? No. Has the virus made any difference to his well-being? A resounding no. What more is needed to disprove the hollow claims of allopathy?>

John Zarocostas (2021-06-05). [World Report] Aid agencies escalate Gaza relief effort. thelancet.com After an 11-day conflict, the world now focuses on humanitarian emergency needs and accountability. John Zarocostas reports.

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