2021-06-12: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-12). Peru Electoral Authorities Extend Deadline For Fujimori Fraud Claims. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Peru's National Elections Court (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) has extended the deadline for presenting motions to nullify votes. The move will benefit far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori who is presenting a flurry of spurious claims of she says constitutes 'electoral fraud'. The deadline for presenting complaints was 8pm, Wednesday, June 9th. The new…

Staff (2021-06-12). North Carolina Moves Ahead With Legislative Assault on Absentee Ballots. truthout.org Here we go again. Following in the footsteps of states like Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, North Carolina is moving full speed ahead on legislation deceptively entitled the "Election Integrity Act." Like similarly titled bills in those other states, it is designed to make it harder to vote, particularly for voters of color. The measure,

_____ (2021-06-12). Peru Electoral Authorities Extend Deadline For Fujimori Fraud Claims. popularresistance.org Peru's National Elections Court (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) has extended the deadline for presenting motions to nullify votes. The move will benefit far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori who is presenting a flurry of spurious claims of she says constitutes 'electoral fraud'. | The deadline for presenting complaints was 8pm, Wednesday, June 9th. The new deadline is now Friday, June 11th at 8pm. Of the 771 motions to annul presented so far, 741 are from Keiko Fujimori's Fuerza Popular party and 30 are from Pedro Castillo's Peru Libre party. | Pedro Castillo has rejected the move stating, "If it is true that t…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-12). Interview With Sheikh Al-Senussi: Elections In December Last Chance For Peace In Libya. southfront.org

Staff (2021-06-12). Is Keiko Cooking Up a Fraud in Perú? Castillo Urges Supporters to 'Rise Up'. orinocotribune.com Pedro Castillo's Perú Libre called on Peruvians to stand up to the illegal decisions that the National Elections Jury is adopting as the end of the count was reached. | The National Jury of Elections (JNE) of Perú decided earlier today to extend the deadline for requests to annul the voting records of the presidential elections to be submitted, extending the limit established by the electoral regulations by 48 hours. The period for submitting such requests had already expired at 8: 00 p.m. local time on Wednesday. | "The people must rise up," stated the Twitter account of Perú Libre , the party of the leftist cand…

Fight Back (2021-06-12). Pedro Castillo's presidential win: A Peruvian trade unionist perspective. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed Cristiano Mayta, a trade unionist in Peru on June 10 as the country awaited the official results of the president election. | Fight Back!: What is your organization? | Cristiano Mayta: I am the International Secretary of the union SINATREL at a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I am also a member of an organization called Socialist Left of Peru (Izquierda Socialista Perú). | Fight Back!: What were the conditions in Peru leading up the president elections? | Mayta: In 1990, Peru was transformed to a neoliberal model by the dictator Alberto Fujimori. We call this ideology "Fujimorismo" and we faced…

Staff (2021-06-12). Business Coalition Spends Millions to Lobby Against Biden's Proposed Tax Hikes. truthout.org Over half of business associations affiliated with a new coalition to oppose Democratic efforts to raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations spent over $3 million in lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2021. The coalition of 28 associations The alliance, America's Job Creators for a Strong Recovery, will oppose all legislation a…

_____ (2021-06-12). Biden Advances Anti-China Agenda At G7 Summit. popularresistance.org This weekend's G7 summit in the UK will be dominated by US President Joe Biden's efforts to consolidate an anti-China axis. | In a piece for the Washington Post published last Saturday, Biden stated that his mission is to ensure that the US and its allies "not China or anyone else write the 21st century rules around trade and technology." His comments echo his speech to Congress this April when he said, to a standing ovation, "We're in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century." On Tuesday, the US Senate passed a $250 billion "China competitiveness bill" in preparation for escalating trad…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Last round of presidential debate set to be held today. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The third debate of candidates for the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election) will be held at 5 p.m. (local time) at Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-12). US Government Expels Eighty Venezuelan Migrants — Some of Them Part of a Group that Entered a Few Weeks Ago with Big Media Coverage. orinocotribune.com The expulsion of 80 Venezuelan migrants into Mexico by the United States government has been denounced as "a scam" on social media. Among those expelled, there is a group of people who had recently crossed the Rio Grande in the hopes of entering the United States, and their situation had received substantial media coverage at that time. | According to

Oscar Laborde (2021-06-12). Perú y México: Dos triunfos de la izquierda nacional y popular. globalizacion.ca El domingo pasado se realizaron elecciones en Perú y en México, dos comicios claves para Latinoamérica. Una de las coincidencias más emblemáticas entre ambos, situación que se replica en otros países de la región, es la aparición de una izquierda…

Fight Back (2021-06-12). Minneapolis tells Senator Klobuchar and Democrats to stop Line 3. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On June 10, hundreds of community members rallied at Gold Medal Park and marched to the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar to stop construction of Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Protesters called on the senator to take a stand against the toxic pipeline. President Biden and Governor Walz have authority to halt the construction scheduled to start on July 1. | The protest was organized by Take Action Minnesota, Honor The Earth, MN350 and COPAL. Speakers included local climate justice leaders including Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth. | "Look out there. We just saw that KExcel [Keystone Exce…

Olivia Engling (2021-06-12). G7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade. indybay.org The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus.

Editor2 (2021-06-12). US Cries Foul Because Nicaragua Stops it from Buying This Year's Elections. orinocotribune.com By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub — Jun 10, 2021 | The corporate media is again awash with accusatory articles about Nicaragua, claiming that the government is disqualifying political opponents to give the FSLN an easy win in this year's elections. Let's take a look at what is actually happening, from new laws, to eligibility of political parties, to treatment of those accused of crimes. It is a combination of people engaged in real crimes claiming to be presidential candidates before they get arrested, an incredible amount of U.S. regime change money flowing into the country for years, and Nicaraguan government ins…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-12). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. zcomm.org Colombia's nationwide strike has gone on for a month now, its mass mobilization reaching historic proportions for the nation and for Latin America…

Staff (2021-06-12). Americans trying to prolong JCPOA talks: Pres. candidate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Amirhossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, one of the candidates of Iran's 2021 presidential election, said the US tries to prolong the ongoing JCPOA talks.

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-12). How US govt-funded media incited a violent coup in Nicaragua. thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton investigate how the United States funded violent far-right groups and media outlets that published fake news to fuel a 2018 coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government. (Puede leer o ver este informe en español aquí.) Transcript When the socialist-oriented Sandinista Front returned to power in Nicaragua through democratic elections in 2006, Washington began pouring tens of millions of dollars into the creation, training, and funding of right-wing opposition groups in the Central American nation. Millions …

Staff (2021-06-12). Sustainable Peace Must End Israeli Apartheid. Anything Else Is Just a Ceasefire. truthout.org After four elections in less than two years, Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year rule comes officially to an end on Sunday. The government to replace him consists of a coalition of eight parties from across Israel's political spectrum and will be led by the ultranationalist Naftali Bennett who will serve for the first two years. | Indeed, indicative of the direction of Israeli politics and society over the course of the last 15 years or so, the end of the corrupt and much-maligned Netanyahu…

WSWS repost (2021-06-12). Near-unanimous strike authorization vote by 5,000 University of California lecturers. indybay.org University of California lecturers living on poverty wages have voted 96 percent in favor of striking, while the American Federation of Teachers seeks to prevent any strike from taking place.

Angela (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Staff (2021-06-12). A National Strike Has Reignited in Colombia — and Is Winning Some Victories. truthout.org Since April 28, people in Colombia's cities and towns have engaged in an ongoing national strike, el paro nacional. Originally called in November 2019 by the major labor federations in opposition to a package of neoliberal tax, health care, pension and education legislation emerging from the right-wing national government, the strike went dormant for a stretch after the pandemic hit Colombia, but now has resurfaced stronger than ever — and activists are starting to win some national and lo…

José Antonio Ocampo, Tommaso Faccio (2021-06-12). A global tax deal for the rich, not the poor. nationofchange.org Despite the recent G7 agreement on corporate taxation, global leadership requires going beyond national interests to ensure that all countries have sufficient resources to develop healthier post-pandemic economies.

Dean Baker (2021-06-12). What's the Difference Between a Waitress and a Private Equity Partner? (Their Tax Rate). cepr.net If the waitress works in an upscale restaurant and earns a decent living, there is a good chance that she is paying a higher tax rate than a private equity partner. The reason is that private equity (PE) partners get most of their pay in the form of "carried interest." This is money that is …

WSWS (2021-06-12). Australian government steps up key role in US aggression against China. wsws.org The Australian prime minister aligned himself lockstep behind US President Joe Biden's demand at the G7 and NATO summits for an alliance of the supposed "free world"—the major imperialist powers—against Beijing.

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-06-12). Biden wants to end America's 20-Year War on the Middle East: But Can He? juancole.com By Walden Bello | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Next September, when the last C-130 cargo aircraft and Chinook transport helicopters take off from the infamous Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan that has doubled as a CIA torture center for suspected jihadists, they will not only be leaving behind the site …

Alicia Sanders-Zakre (2021-06-12). Biden Going "Full Steam Ahead" on Trump's Nuclear Plans. zcomm.org U.S. Led 2020 Nuclear Weapons Spending…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-12). Progressives Tell Biden "No Climate, No Deal" on Infrastructure Plan. zcomm.org "Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers are not worth setting the planet on fire for," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

Susan Jaffe (2021-06-12). [World Report] US drug importation plan hits snag. thelancet.com The Biden administration says it has "no timeline" for deciding if states can import cheap drugs from Canada. Susan Jaffe reports.

The Canary (2021-06-12). Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid. thecanary.co A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | An open letter to Joe Biden, who's in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a "clarion call for freedom". | Assange is being detained in Belmarsh prison in London. Meanwhile the US continues an attempt to extradite him over the activities of WikiLeaks. | Joe Biden at the G7 summit (Leon Neal/PA) | Dangerous precedent: | The MPs said they'd hoped Biden's victory might be the occasion to draw a line under the prosecution. | They a…

repost (2021-06-12). 100 Nat'l Orgs Sign Friends (Quakers) Ltr to Stop Weapons Sale to Israel. indybay.org An honor roll of 100 national organizations signed a letter from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) to Pres Biden to stop the delivery of $735 billion in weapons to Israel. The letter and honor roll are below, from www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-06/fcnl-joins-…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Venezuela calls on US to 'unlock' vaccine money. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro demanded on Friday that US President Joe Biden "unlock the money for the vaccines" for the COVID-19, coronavirus.

_____ (2021-06-12). U.S. Reclaims Turkey for the Western Alliance. strategic-culture.org Turkey's importance as a 'swing state' in US regional strategy has increased dramatically as tensions rise with Russia | By MK BHADRAKUMAR | Less than 48 hours will separate US President Joe Biden's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels from his summit with Vladimir Putin at Geneva on June 16. In between falls the shadow of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. This is simply exquisite as far as planning of sequential activities go in diplomacy. | Biden's meetings in Brussels and Geneva are, arguably, the most consequential "bilaterals" he'll be having in this entir…

_____ (2021-06-12). New York Times Admits US Sanctions Are Destroying Venezuela. popularresistance.org The facile right-wing talking point that the economic crisis facing Venezuela "proves" that "socialism always ends in failure" has become so hackneyed by overuse that it has attained its own tongue-in-cheek name. The ad Venezuelum, as it has come to be known, has slowly developed into such a tedious and predictable right-wing tactic that it seems to now serve as an all-purpose retort to try to discredit even the most modest of left-of-center proposals. In October 2018, for instance, then-President Trump responded to a plan by progressive Democrats in congress to introduce a bill to establish a system of universal…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Trump's Justice Department seized phone records of Democratic lawmakers during Russia probe. wsws.org Records seized included those of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Representative Eric Swalwell, their congressional aides, and at least one family member.

James Goodman (2021-06-12). Waiting for Justice in Immigration Court. progressive.org Rescinding Trump-era restrictions would only be a start toward radical reform.

The Canary (2021-06-12). Senate demands evidence on data seizure from Trump-era law chiefs. thecanary.co Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that Trump-era attorneys general Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions give evidence about the secret seizure of House Democrats' data in 2018. They've called it "shocking" and a "gross abuse of power". | Barr and Sessions: | Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Illinois senator Dick Durbin said in a statement that Barr and Sessions "must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee" and are subject to a subpoena if they refuse. The demands came after Democratic representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were notified that the Justice Department, under Donald Trump, s…

Emir Sader (2021-06-12). Brasil: Jair Bolsonaro terminará como Donald Trump. globalizacion.ca Jair Bolsonaro se inspiró en Donald Trump. En sus discursos y su forma de hacer política. Negacionista, cuestionando la política tradicional, centralizador, agresivo con los medios, con los que no está de acuerdo, con el Poder Judicial. | Pasó de francotirador…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). 6th round of JCPOA Joint Commission kicks off in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The 6th round of Joint Commission meeting of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started in Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna on Saturday in presence of delegations of Iran and P4+1 (Germany, France, Russia, China and UK).

_____ (2021-06-12). The African Lion Is Looking For New Predators. popularresistance.org The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the US Army, has begun. It includes land, air, and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and adjacent seas — from North Africa to West Africa, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. 8,000 soldiers are taking part in it, half of them is American with about 200 tanks, self-propelled guns, planes, and warships. African Lion 21 is expected to cost $ 24 million and has implications that make it particularly important. | This political move was fundamentally decided in Washington: the African exercise is taking pl…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Democratic leaders support charges of "anti-Semitism" in response to Ilhan Omar's criticisms of Israeli war crimes in Gaza. wsws.org This week has seen yet another revolting example of the Democratic Party's support for Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Amid French war, Malian military junta installs new interim government. wsws.org The junta and the interim government aim to suppress mounting opposition among working and toiling people across Mali to the French occupation of their country.

Editor2 (2021-06-12). The United Mine Workers Strike at Warrior Met Coal. orinocotribune.com By Lambert Strether — June 9, 2021 | Thank goodness Teen Vogue has a labor reporter, because without Warr…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-12). Seven minutes from Moscow: Putin warns of missile threat to Russia as U.S. guided-missile destroyers enter Baltic, Black Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Seven minutes from Moscow: Putin warns of missile threat to Russia as U.S. guided-missile destroyers enter Baltic, Black SeasRick Rozoff In comments that got past editors in the Western news media, President Vladimir Putin in a recent Russian television interview accused the West of abusing what were good relations at the time (1999-2004) to expand …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-12). Remember please, it doesn't exist. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Remember, there is no such thing as NATO as an independent entity. It's just an informal talk shop, a friendly forum, a debating society of Western democracies. One that is being threatened by Russia advancing toward its Eastern Flank. One that wants to save the world from authoritarian pushers-back against the rules-based international order, protect …

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). New Satellite Images Reveal More Details About Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria. southfront.org File image. | On June 12, The satellite images revealed that the Israeli strikes wiped out two warehouses located in the western countryside of Homs, to the east of a former chemical weapons site in Shinshar. The site was attacked by the US, France and t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-12). Military Situation In Yemen On June 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 113 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 12, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces contin…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Iraqi Pro-Iranian News Channel Fooled US 'Reward For Justice' Program. southfront.org Screen grab from the Reward for Justice video. | An Iraqi news channel affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units has fooled the US Department of State's Reward for Justice program. | On June 10, the program offered a reward of up to

Mahendra G Patel, Jienchi Dorward, Ly-Mee Yu, FD Richard Hobbs, Christopher C Butler, PRINCIPLE Trial Collaborative Group (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] Inclusion and diversity in the PRINCIPLE trial. thelancet.com We welcome the call from Paramjit Gill and colleagues1 for diverse participation in clinical trials like PRINCIPLE.2We initiated many inclusive recruitment strategies, including the appointment of a leading and national pharmacist expert working with minority ethnic communities who was tasked with targeting socioeconomically deprived areas, minority ethnic communities, and people with learning difficulties; developing UK-wide relationships with community and religious organisations (including places of worship); collaborating with universities and national and regional health-care institutions; and gathering nati…

Abdullah Nasser, Fathiah Zakham (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] A strategy for SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in Yemen. thelancet.com Yemen has one of the most fragile health-care systems and is currently experiencing war and famine. Since 2015, the country's humanitarian crisis has resulted in the emergence and re-emergence of debilitating infectious diseases and severely weakened the country's health infrastructure.

news.un (2021-06-12). First Person: An on-air antidote to misinformation in the Central African Republic. news.un.org The citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) have endured decades of war and conflict. Merveille Yayoro, a young reporter at Guira-FM, the radio station run by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country (MINUSCA), says that she wants her work to provide an antidote to hate speech and misinformation, and help bring about a lasting peace.

anonymous (2021-06-12). Journalist, Activist Kevin Gallagher Has Died. indybay.org Kevin Gallagher, age 36, was found deceased at his home in San Francisco. This announcement was made yesterday on June 10th. Gallagher was an an activist, journalist and researcher who raised awareness about the surveillance industry. Cause of death has not been announced at this time.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-12). China to Set Up Group to Enforce New Anti-Sanctions Law. news.antiwar.com In the face of mounting Western sanctions, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee passed an anti-sanctions law on Thursday to take action against the pressure. Under the law, The law gives China the power to take action

Staff (2021-06-12). Woman Who Recorded George Floyd's Murder Receives Honorary Pulitzer Prize. truthout.org Darnella Frazier, the Minnesota teen whose cellphone video recording of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck last May was key piece of prosecution evidence in the trial the ended with the former Minneapolis police officer's murder conviction, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Friday. | Frazier, who was 17 years old when she shot the harrowing footage, was awarded this year's Special Citation from the Pulitzer Board "for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). US policy of maximum pressure on Iran continuing: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iran's permanent envoy to the UN said that the claim of the current US administration to change its policy towards the JCPOA is meaningless, and in practice, the US policy of maximum pressure against Iran continues.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US Navy warship enters Black Sea amid tensions with Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A US Navy destroyer has entered the Black Sea as tensions continued to simmer around Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US, S Arabia ready to lift blockade if Marib battle stopped. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United States, as well as European diplomats discussed ways to end conflicts in war-torn Yemen in an online meeting last night.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-12). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Gaza father tried to console his children, then Israel killed him. electronicintifada.net This is Part III of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Al-Wihda street massacre . electronicintifada.net This is Part I of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Families obliterated, lives destroyed. electronicintifada.net This is Part II of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza.

_____ (2021-06-12). Venezuela's Oil Production Bounces Back. popularresistance.org Guayaquil, Ecuador — Venezuela's crude output increased in May, recovering from the previous month's fall. | The latest Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report placed the Caribbean country's May production at 531,000 oil barrels per day (bpd), a rebound from April's 486,000 bpd, according to secondary sources. In contrast, state oil company PDVSA communicated a higher number of 582,000 bpd. | The May figures are the highest in 12 months and put the nation back in the steady growth trend it has been experiencing since the beginning of the year after reaching historic lows in the s…

Dongsheng News (2021-06-12). News on China | No. 54. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

Walden Bello (2021-06-12). Osama's Ghost: The Economics of Overextension. zcomm.org Twenty years of military quagmire of the Middle East has contributed to the fraying of the U.S. economy even as China has rapidly become the new center of global capital accumulation…

Jeffrey S Berger, Jean Marie Connors (2021-06-12). [Comment] Anticoagulation in COVID-19: reaction to the ACTION trial. thelancet.com Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that coagulopathy leading to macrovascular and microvascular thrombotic events was a considerable potential complication for patients with COVID-19.1 Increased inflammation and coagulopathy were independently associated with critical illness and all-cause mortality and had a synergistic role in the pathogenesis of COVID-19.2 Early observations of a benefit from heparin3 in a selected cohort of severely ill patients with COVID-19 in China, followed by reports of increased thromboembolic events in patients with COVID-19 (both in and outside of intensive care units [IC…

Megan Tatum (2021-06-12). [World Report] China's three-child policy. thelancet.com News that the Chinese Government will allow up to three children per couple will do little to boost startlingly low fertility rates, predict experts. Megan Tatum reports.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Lifting of sanctions key to conclusion of Vienna talks: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — China's representative in talks on reviving JCPOA in Vienna said in an interview that lifting sanctions is key to any agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Olivia Engling (2021-06-12). WTO Considers COVID Vaccine Access Waiver for Poor Countries. indybay.org The World Trade Organization began a process that could make it easier for poor countries to produce or procure COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies hold vaccine patents and WTO action is necessary to waive the patents. Less than 2% of coronavirus vaccines reached poor countries.

Staff (2021-06-12). 1st scientific article about 'COVIran Barekat' published. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian scientists have published the 1st article on the Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine, 'COVIran Barekat', at BioRxiv.

Tom Coburg (2021-06-12). Vaccine and testing shortcomings could signal further government incompetence. thecanary.co It's now certain that the easing of coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions will not commence on 21 June as anticipated. It will And in a double whammy, one of the world's leading medicines regulators has said the testing device widely used in…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). COVID death toll in Iran tops 81,911. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 81,911 on Saturday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). S Arabia to limit Hajj this year to citizens, residents. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia said it will limit registration for this year's Hajj pilgrimage to 60,000 citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Raju J Das (2021-06-12). The weapon of criticism cannot replace the criticism of the weapon: What knowledge do we need for revolution against capitalism. mronline.org According to the World Bank, "The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to push an additional 88 million to 115 million people into extreme poverty this year, with the total rising to as many as 150 million by 2021, depending on the severity of the economic contraction". | June 12, 2021…

Julian Rose (2021-06-12). Fakery and Covid Insanity: Must Mankind Bow to "False Gods"? globalresearch.ca We are living …

WSWS (2021-06-12). Schools reopen in Turkey amid COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org In Turkey, the country with the fifth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, restrictions are being lifted and schools are reopening.

Eds. (2021-06-12). 'Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately': Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities. mronline.org The signatories, including Noam Chomsky and Olga Tokarczuk, sought that the temporary order to release prisoners in light of COVID-19 be applied to these political prisoners as well. | June 12, 2021…

Sharon Lerner (2021-06-12). Expanding Research Complex in Berkeley Highlights Dangers of Biolabs. zcomm.org Questions about the origins of Covid-19 raise concerns about the safety of U.S. biolabs…

The Lancet (2021-06-12). [Editorial] We need a global conversation on the 2020 Olympic Games. thelancet.com With 6 weeks until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begin, concerns over the safety of the Games amid the COVID-19 pandemic are intensifying. Public health experts have expressed strong reservations about how well the risks are being mitigated in articles and before parliamentary committees. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are now deeply unpopular in Japan: lengthy petitions have been signed, 10‚Äà000 volunteers have resigned, and several opinion polls have shown that most respondents thought the Games should be postponed or cancelled.

John F R Robertson, Herb F Sewell (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] COVID-19 vaccine efficacy data: solid enough to delay second dose? thelancet.com Sharon Amit and colleagues1 suggest that after a first dose of BNT162b2 vaccine, there was an adjusted rate reduction of COVID-19 disease of 85% (71—92) for days 15—28 in vaccinated compared with unvaccinated health-care workers (HCWs).1 We think this Correspondence has fundamental flaws and address them here.

Aline Gubrium, Erika Gubrium (2021-06-12). [Perspectives] Narrative complexity in the time of COVID-19. thelancet.com During the COVID-19 pandemic, medicine and public health have grappled with challenges related to individual behaviour and decision making, both in terms of infection and more recently concerning the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. Social theory has long pointed to the role of narrative when trying to grasp the complexity of understanding and decision making in times of crisis. Such theory has underscored the importance of context to the ways that people understand specific experiences or phenomena, and, consequently, to the understandings that they relay to others.

Faith McLellan (2021-06-12). [Perspectives] Kirsten Ostherr: mobilising the translational humanities. thelancet.com As the myriad lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to emerge, one is evident: disciplines beyond science and medicine are essential to improve the handling of health crises. Even the most effective COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and public health strategies are likely to falter unless their deployment is informed by behavioural, historical, and cultural insights, trustworthy communication, and the effective use of technology. One scholar seeking to advance these insights is Kirsten Ostherr, the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English, Director of the Medical Humanities Program, and Director of the Medical Futu…

Sharon Amit, Gili Regev-Yochay, Arnon Afek, Yitshak Kreiss, Eyal Leshem (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] COVID-19 vaccine efficacy data: solid enough to delay second dose? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank John Robertson and Herb Sewell for their interest in our Correspondence.1 We reported early rate reductions in SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 disease in health-care workers (HCWs) working at the Sheba Medical Center, Israel, receiving the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine.1…

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-12). The Heat: G7 Summit underway in England. america.cgtn.com Leaders from the Group of Seven nations pledge one billion vaccines to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS repost (2021-06-12). 600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism "normalizes" mass death. indybay.org As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease.

Staff (2021-06-12). Reopening Isn't Enough — Child Care System Must Be Transformed, Providers Say. truthout.org When working parents across the U.S. were sheltering at home during the pandemic, Lucrece Lester had already been working from home — running a small daycare business out of her house in Contra Costa, California. At the same time, her job put her, the kids she cared for, and her own family, on the front lines of the pandemic. | Lester recounted the painful process of shutting down her program twice during the pandemic. First she had to close when she got infected with COVID-19 in September…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). G7 rejects pleas to fund COVID jabs for poor countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — G7 leaders have rejected pleas to find billions of pounds to end Covid jab shortages in poor countries, despite Boris Johnson making a plan to "vaccinate the world" his aim for the Cornwall summit.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-12). Yet another study shows how mass vaccinations win over COVID. peoplesdispatch.org In recent times, with the emergence of new variants of COVID-19, there have been a lot of questions surrounding the efficacy of existing vaccines. The issue however, goes far beyond just a matter of efficacy. In this show, immunologist Prof. Satyajit Rath sheds light on issues of vaccine equity, possibility of mass inoculation, the need for booster shots and more.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-12). 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 (2021-06-12). 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 (2021-06-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

Katy A M Gaythorpe, Jaspreet Toor, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Xiang Li, Neil M Ferguson (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] Vaccines can save children with non-preventable diseases — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Senjuti Saha and Samir Saha make the excellent point that the scope of vaccine impact goes beyond the deaths that are directly averted by immunisation activities. In this we agree. We aimed to quantify the deaths averted by vaccination for ten diseases in 98 low-income and middle-income countries.1 However, there are wider benefits of vaccination—for example, in reducing the burden on health-care services. With many low-income and middle-income countries having minimal health-care capacity, the impact of vaccination might far outstrip the current best estimates.

Senjuti Saha, Samir K Saha (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] Vaccines can save children with non-preventable diseases. thelancet.com Xiang Li and colleagues1 modelled the health impact of vaccination programmes in low-income and middle-income countries and predicted that approximately 120 million deaths will be averted in children born between 2000 and 2030. They took into consideration both the direct effect of vaccination on vaccinated cohorts and the indirect effects in the population through herd immunity. Although these data are immensely helpful for policy makers, we believe that the indirect impacts of vaccination go even further than suggested.

Elizabeth T Rogawski McQuade, James A Platts-Mills (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine: asymptomatic efficacy estimates. thelancet.com Merryn Voysey and colleagues1 provide some of the first evidence of the effectiveness of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (AZD1222) against asymptomatic infections. However, readers might be surprised by the non-intuitive results reported in the tables, where vaccine efficacy estimates for asymptomatic infections are close to the null or even negative.

Merryn Voysey, Andrew J Pollard (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine: asymptomatic efficacy estimates — Authors' reply. thelancet.com It is well established that randomised controlled trials are the gold standard for estimating the effect of interventions. In such studies, outcomes in participants randomised to receive the new intervention are compared with those randomised to the control product, to produce unbiased estimates of the effect of the intervention.

Eds. (2021-06-12). 'Little more than a PR gimmick': Critics say G7 vaccine donation pledges won't cut it. mronline.org Public health campaigners estimate that promised donations from rich countries would be enough to cover just 11% of the world's unvaccinated population. | June 12, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Modi promises "free" vaccines for all adults in bid to dampen mass anger over criminal mishandling of pandemic. wsws.org The Indian government's pledge was largely a public relations stunt that will do little to change the fact that hundreds of millions will continue to be exposed to the deadly pandemic for many months to come.

Amy Goodman (2021-06-12). 'Our house is on fire:' Activists urge G7 to immediately address climate, vaccine apartheid & poverty. nationofchange.org "What we've seen is simply rich countries doing too little too late and not taking up their responsibility, and unfortunately this G7 has not changed that at all."

Staff (2021-06-12). Three Men in Possession of Three Rifles and 853 Bullets Arrested in Delta Amacuro (Near Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago). orinocotribune.com Officials of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained three men in the Delta Amacuro state, who were carrying three rifles and 853 cartridges of different calibers in a boat, according to reports obtained from the military authorities. | The detainees were identified as José Gregorio Flores González, Orlando Alfredo Gómez Goveia and Luis Abrahán González Rojas, members of Los Fusileros, which is an organization classified as a Structured Organized Crime Group. | According to the report, the three men were traveling in a white and blue wooden Balajú-type boat that was sailing through the El Guayo sector in the…

Janine Jackson (2021-06-12). Tulsa: 'A cover-up happens because the powers that be are implicated'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Joseph Torres on media and the Tulsa massacre. | June 12, 2021 | Interview…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-06-12). Freedom Rider: The truth about defunding police. mronline.org "Defunding" the police has often turned out to be an accounting trick, but community control of police — a righteous demand — must also ensure that all government functions address human needs. One year ago, thousands of people engaged in protest in the wake of George Floyd's killing by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer. A persistent protest […] | June 12, 2021…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-12). Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil. roarmag.org Protester covered in mud at a protest against Vale after the Brumadinho mine disaster. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — February 1, 2019. Photo: Rodrigo S Coelho / Shutterstock.com | This essay was produced in collaboration with the ("We are all affected") | — Common MAB saying | A person can go a few weeks without food, year…

Alan Macleod (2021-06-12). Jessica Ashooh: The Taming of Reddit and the National Security State Plant Tabbed to Do It. mintpressnews.com How and why did a hawkish young mandarin hothoused at elite universities and in the halls of state power end up an executive at an anarchic messageboard site with an anti-establishment reputation?

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-06-12). Press Violations Explode to 180 in May Alone as Israel Cracks Down to Buff Its Image. mintpressnews.com "The more that Israel is exposed internationally for its human rights violations in Palestine, the more it becomes desperate in its attempt to crack down on journalists and the media in general." — Dr. Ramzy Baroud…

Editorial Team (2021-06-12). BrewDog brews a publicity disaster. challenge-magazine.org Craft beer in the UK has taken off massively in recent years, with craft beer bars in most cities serving IPA to Saisons and everything else in between. The brand at the forefront of the industry in the UK is BrewDog. The Scottish brewer started on a small scale just over ten years ago and has now developed itself into a massive multinational corporation with bars across the globe.

Staff (2021-06-12). What just happened? The year, so far, in review. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the year so far—from the rare examples of people power making a difference to the ongoing demands to defund the police.

The Conversation (2021-06-12). Historic change: Arab political parties are now legitimate partners in Israel's politics and government. juancole.com By Morad Elsana | — The next government is not going to be a typical one for the citizens of the state of Israel, and especially for members of the Palestinian Arab minority, who are 20% of Israel's population. This is the first time the Zionist political parties forming the government are including an Arab …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-12). Al-Nusra Militants Storm Idlib Museum, Smash Ancient Statues. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The militants of Jabhat al-Nusra stormed the Idlib Museum, and destroyed a number of antiquities, statues and mosaic paintings. | Local sources said that the Uzbek jihadists belonging to Al-Nusra had destroyed statues and monuments in the museum, without revealing their motives. Al-Nusra has seized the museum since it imposed its control over Idlib in 2015. No official clarification is issued regarding the incident. | According to the sources, the museum has become vu…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). 16 Killed In Rocket Attack On Turkish-Occupied Afrin, Kurdish Forces Blamed (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 12, at least 16 people were killed and dozens others were wounded when a barrage of rockets struck the Turkish-occupied Syrian city of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo. | Most of the rockets landed in residential areas in the city. The al-Shifa'a hospital was hit. There, a doctor, three nurses were killed. The White Helmets organization also announced that three of its members had been killed. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the remaining casualties…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-12). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novgorodske shelled Mikhailovka with 82-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Pivdenne shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka with 82-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Leninskoe with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Novolaspa with 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR forces in Spartak targeted UAF positions in Opytne with grenade launchers | 6. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Pivdenne with grenade launch…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-12). Iraq Threatens To Shoot Down Turkish Fighters, Drones Over Its Territory. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by ThomasST. | Iraqi ultimatum to Turkey: " We will shoot down your F-16. Leave immediately ": | An important piece of information was provided by the Russian media aviapro (

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Greater Idlib: Turkish Military Pushed Artillery To Frontlines, Syrian Army Responded (Video, Photos). southfront.org FILE IMAGE: aa.com.tr | The Turkish Armed Forces have developed heavy artillery right on the frontline with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, Aerial footage shared by the Russian outlet show several T-155 Fƒ±rtƒ±na self-propelled 155 mm howitzers on a frontline in southern Greater Idlib. Syrian opposition activists revealed that the artillery were deployed in the town of Qarqor in nort…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-12). Ukrainian Diversionists Shot Dead Five Men In Luhansk. Reasons And Consequences. southfront.org Illustrative image | At night on June 11, servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) carried out a diversion attack on the observation post of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) forces, killing five members of the LPR People's Militia. The Ukrainian Armed Forces deny all charges. | Throughout the day, contradictory information was received. Only by the June 11 evening, the situation cleared up. | The attack took place near the settlement of Golubovskoye, by the UAF special forces that presuma…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Seven Killed In ISIS Attacks In Afghanistan Capital Kabul (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from ATN News video. | On June 12, two minivans transporting civilians were targeted in different parts of the Afghan capital Kabul, where ISIS cells are still active. | The first blast took place in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul's District 13. The second happened less than 30 minutes later in Mahtab Qala in District 6. Both blasts were caused by improvised explosive devices, which had been planted in the minivans. | According to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, the blast in Dasht-e-Barchi killed one civilian an…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Leader Of Al-Qaeda In Islamic Maghreb Killed In French Military Operation In Mali. southfront.org French soldiers of the 126th Infantry Regiment and Malian soldiers, March 17, 2016. | A senior commander of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) responsible for the abduction and murder of two French journalists in 2013 has been eliminated by French troops during an operation in Mali, Florence Parly, France's Defense Minister, announced on June 11. | In a statement, Parly said that the commander, Baye Ag Bakabo, was killed along with three other terrorists on June 5 when troops from Operat…

_____ (2021-06-12). Jessica Ashooh: The Taming of Reddit and the National Security State Plant Tabbed to Do It. strategic-culture.org How and why did a hawkish young mandarin hothoused at elite universities and in the halls of state power end up an executive at an anarchic messageboard site with an anti-establishment reputation? | By Alan MacLEOD | Reddit is one of the world's most influential news and social media platforms. The website

A Guest Author (2021-06-12). The last words of Shaka Sankofa. workers.org by Shaka Sankofa Shaka Sankofa was lynched by the state of Texas June 22, 2000. These were his last words: I would like to say that I did not kill Bobby Lambert. That I'm an innocent Black man who is being murdered. This is a lynching happening in America tonight. . . . |

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-12). U.S.-led 'African Lion 21' hunts for new prey. workers.org Published June 8 in Il Manifesto; translation by John Catalinotto. The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the U.S. Army, began June 7. The exercise includes land, air and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and adjacent seas — from North Africa . . . |

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-12). Cómo medios financiados por EEUU incitaron un golpe de estado en Nicaragua. thegrayzone.com Los periodistas Max Blumenthal y Benjamin Norton investigan como Estados Unidos financiaron a grupos violentos de la extrema derecha y medios de comunicación que publicaron noticias falsas para incitar un golpe de estado en 2018 contra el gobierno sandinista de Nicaragua. (You can read or watch this report in English here.) Transcripción Cuando el Frente Sandinista volvió al poder en Nicaragua a través de elecciones democráticas en 2006, Washington inició una operación con decenas de millones de dólares para crear, …

ANSWER Coalition (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Taliban opposes any presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — In reaction to reports of some foreign troops seeking to stay in Afghanistan to ensure the security of airports and diplomatic missions, the Taliban said it opposes any foreign troops presence.

Jabari Morris (2021-06-12). Many Organizations Demand Medicare for All. realprogressives.org Considering the dearth of healthcare in America, we need to demand Medicare for All.

Fra Hughes (2021-06-12). Egypt to Rebuild Gaza is the Headline but Who will Really Benefit? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Jun 10, 2021 | The story 'Egypt planning to retake control of the Gaza strip' has appeared in many of the Zionist Israeli newspapers over the last few days. | This headline has many rejoicing. New homes, infrastructure and shelter for some of the 2 million Gazans living under Israeli occupation and siege. | Remember Israel controls the land border, six of the seven entry points with Gaza, the seas around Gaza and its airspace. Under international obligation it is seen as occupying Gaza. Israel also retains the right to militarily re-enter Gaza at any time. | Israel has occupied Gaza s…

Angela (2021-06-12). Saturday 6/12: Testimonies from Gaza: Between Deprivation and Liveability. indybay.org Zoom…

Fight Back (2021-06-12). Chicago protest against Facebook censorship targeting Palestinians. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On June 11, 100 activists gathered in front of the Facebook offices in Chicago to demand an end to digital apartheid. The social media company has repeatedly found reasons to censor Palestinian people who use the social media platform. Most recently, Facebook banned the use of hashtags denoting locations in Palestine, or advancing demands of the Palestinian people. Facebook insultingly claims that they are the names of terrorist organizations or forms of hate speech. | As a result of this abuse of power, the Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) called for the rally to demand Facebook stop silen…

Angela (2021-06-12). Thursday 6/17: Specter of Colonial Violence during Military Escalations & Its Health Impact in Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-12). AFRICOM Against Every African Anywhere. libya360.wordpress.com TEHRAN (FNA)- Margaret Kimberley, author and peace activist, says AFRICOM provides African local police departments with military equipment, turning black communities into zones of occupation. Speaking in an interview with FNA, Kimberley said, "The presence of AFRICOM turns other nations into puppet states… The targeted country is not only unable to free itself from US…

F. William Engdahl (2021-06-12). A Sinister Agenda Behind California Water Crisis? Looming Food Supply Catastrophe. globalresearch.ca In recent months a crisis situation in the USA food supply has been growing and is about to assume alarming dimensions that could become catastrophic. | Atop the existing corona pandemic lockdowns and unemployment, a looming agriculture crisis as well could …

_____ (2021-06-12). Guatemala: Address Policies That Put Corporations Over People. popularresistance.org Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Guatemala this week to discuss solutions to the poverty, violence, and corruption that are among the driving forces of migration. Contributing to these drivers are neoliberal arrangements, such as the Central America—Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), which have been imposed on Guatemalans. This framework favors the development of large-scale mining and energy projects that are devastating to the well-being of rural communities and Indigenous peoples, while allowing private corporations to sue governments over hard-fought social and environmental…

Jen Moore (2021-06-12). In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People. zcomm.org As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples…

Oakland Privacy (2021-06-12). Wednesday 7/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info. | Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Armed thieves kill 53 villagers in Nigerian state of Zamfara. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Motorcyclist thieves in the latest armed attack to a number of villages in northwestern Nigerian State of 'Zamfara' massacred dozens of farmers and residents of this region.

_____ (2021-06-12). Chris Hedges: Julian Assange And The Collapse Of The Rule Of Law. popularresistance.org A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice. | This why we are here tonight. Yes, all of us who know and admire Julian decry his prolonged suffering and the suffering of his family. Yes, we demand that the many wrongs and injustices that have been visited upon him be ended. Yes, we honor him up for his courage and his integrity. But the battle for Julian's liberty has always been much more than the persecution of a publisher. It is the most important battle for press freedom of our era. And if we lose this battle, it will be devastating, not only for Julian…

Chris Hedges (2021-06-12). Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law. mintpressnews.com Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally Thursday night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian's father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People's Forum.

Juan Cole (2021-06-12). Like an Arab Dictator faced with Massive Protests, Israel's Netanyahu offers to Resign if his Likud Party can remain in ruling coalition. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Basil Maghribi of the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Friday, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch attempt to derail parliament's installation of the Change Coalition as the Israeli government, which is expected to take place on Sunday. Netanyahu sent people from his circle to talk …

Juan Cole (2021-06-12). Like an Arab Dictator faced with Massive Protests, Israel's Netanyahu offers to Resign if his Likud Party can remain in ruling coalition. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Basil Maghribi of the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Friday, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister made a last-ditch attempt to derail the installation of the Change Coalition as the Israeli government, which is expected to pass the parliament or Knesset on Sunday. Netanyahu sent people from his circle to …

WSWS (2021-06-12). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

_____ (2021-06-12). Public Banking Can Improve The Lives Of Workers And Help Save The Planet. popularresistance.org The movement to create public banks is gaining ground in many parts of the U.S., particularly as part of an effort among activists and progressive lawmakers to extend banking access to low-income communities and communities of color in…

_____ (2021-06-12). Israeli Ships Not Welcome At North American Ports. popularresistance.org In a major push to hold Israel accountable for its crimes on Palestinians, activists and workers' movements have put up picket lines on key ports in the United States and Canada to block entry for Israeli ships. As part of an international call for an International Week of Action between June 2 and 9, thousands have held protests in major ports in North America, disrupting operations and blocking ships operated by Israeli cargo companies from docking. | Protests have been held at the ports of Oakland and Los Angeles in California, Seattle and Tacoma in Washington, Houston in Texas, and New York City/New Jersey, a…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Shepparton: A city that typifies Australia's rural social crisis. wsws.org Shepparton, where the Victorian Labor government is forcing students into an amalgamated "super-school," is recording alarming levels of acute psychological distress, bullying and disadvantage.

WSWS (2021-06-12). German workers' action committees: Support striking Volvo workers in Virginia! wsws.org Workers in Germany declare their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Tennessee educators stand with striking Volvo workers! wsws.org Our committee stands in solidarity with the 3,000 striking workers at the Volvo Trucks plant in Dublin, Virginia, who have rejected the settlement brokered by the UAW.

WSWS (2021-06-12). As inflation rises, eyes turn to Fed meeting. wsws.org While there is general support for the Fed's policies within financial and media circles, there is rising criticism that the central bank risks setting off runaway inflation.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Monster on Netflix: A "good kid" accused of murder. wsws.org The film is competent, sensitive, well-intentioned. Why is it so unsatisfying?

WSWS (2021-06-12). Monarchist linked to France's far-right Action franàßaise slaps Macron. wsws.org On Thursday, a Valence court jailed Damien Tarel for 18 months, 14 of them suspended, for having slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

WSWS (2021-06-12). CEO pay surges amid mass death, stagnant wages and soaring inflation. wsws.org The monstrous rise of social inequality in the face of mass death, combined with declining wages, is creating the conditions for a massive growth of class struggle in the United States and internationally.

WSWS (2021-06-12). One week in: Where does the Volvo strike stand? wsws.org The first week of the second strike by nearly 3,000 autoworkers against the transnational Volvo corporation has come to an end, and it is time for workers to unroll the battle maps on the table, survey their position, and strategize their next moves.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Ten facts about General Mills and Australia's United Workers Union. wsws.org Striking workers at General Mills' factory in western Sydney must be politically armed with information about their opponents—the company and the union.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Proposed New York state legislation would subjugate rideshare and delivery app workers to corporatist unions. wsws.org The legislation would continue classifying these workers as independent contractors, prohibiting strikes and other work actions.

WSWS (2021-06-12). United Steelworkers isolating strike of 2,400 Vale miners in Sudbury, Ontario. wsws.org While the striking workers have shown tremendous determination to fight in the face of company provocations, the United Steelworkers union is doing all it can to isolate the miners' struggle and run it into the ground.

WSWS (2021-06-12). More transmissible and deadly Delta variant surges in UK, threatens Europe and America. wsws.org Public Health England analysis shows that the Delta variant is twice as likely to hospitalise people as the Alpha variant.

Shane Quinn (2021-06-12). Operation Barbarossa: Did Stalin Expect Hitler to Invade? Part II. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Jun 10, 2021 | After the failed November 1940 discussions in Berlin, of the Soviet Union's foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, both he and his leader Joseph Stalin occasionally remarked that Nazi Germany was no longer so prompt in fulfilling its obligations to Moscow. This was relating to the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, of 23 August 1939, an agreement which had been meant to last for 10 years. Stalin and Molotov did not attribute much significance to the slacking off in Berlin's punctuality, as the delivery of German goods and technology to Soviet Russia increasingly did not appear on…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-12). Was January 6th a Dress Rehearsal for Coup d'État in the U.S.? covertactionmagazine.com New Senate report sheds light on failure of intelligence community to "properly analyze, assess and disseminate information" that would have led to an adequate law enforcement response to the Capitol riots. The Army deployed the National Guard three hours after request by chief of Capitol Police. Some officials even claimed rioters were "peaceful" despite extremists' …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-12). Around the World in 8 Minutes: People's movements to mobilize against upcoming NATO Summit. peoplesdispatch.org The gathering of leaders from the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, comes on the heels of the Group of Seven meeting that is being held in the UK from June 11-13.

Clean Energy Wire (2021-06-12). German climate activists prepare wave of court cases in wake of Dutch Court ruling that Big Oil must slash Emissions. juancole.com By Edgar Meza | — Die Welt ( Clean Energy Wire ) — German climate protection NGOs are gearing up for full-scale legal attack on what they describe as climate offenders in the wake of a court ruling in the Netherlands last month ordering Royal Dutch Shell to make greater reductions in its CO2 emissions, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-12). An anniversary that cannot be mentioned. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com June 22, 1941 A Google News search produces absolutely nothing (but one feature from last year) What is most remarkable is there is nothing in the English-language Russian media on the topic. Perhaps a case of parallelophobia. See this. Here's a study guide: The entire European continent except for Sweden, Switzerland and western Turkey and …

Robert Pollin (2021-06-12). Labor Unions Rally Behind California's Zero-Emissions Climate Plan. zcomm.org Interview on the climate stabilization project for California and the national implications of union support for a green economy transition…

Caitlin Schroering (2021-06-12). Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil. zcomm.org Brazil's Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens has been fighting for decades against the privatization of water and for popular control over natural resources…

Suyapa Portillo Villeda (2021-06-12). The Root Cause of Central American Migration Is US Imperialism. zcomm.org It would be nice if the US government acknowledged that its imperialist meddling in Central America drove millions to flee to the United States…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Sri Lankan unions maintain deathly silence over criminalisation of industrial action. wsws.org Not a single trade union has explained the gravity of President Rajapakse's reactionary decrees to its members or demanded the immediate withdrawal of the measures.

Elham Ghasemi, Fatemeh Rajabi, Reza Majdzadeh (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] Intersectionality in UHC: from blue-sky to day-to-day practice. thelancet.com Rajvinder Samra and Olena Hankivsky1 rightly address intersectionality in analysing inequalities and the intersection of social identities in power structures in medical education and its negative consequences on the future of health-care providers.

Geoff Watts (2021-06-12). [Obituary] José Baselga. thelancet.com Eminent oncologist who contributed to breast cancer treatments. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, on July 3, 1959, and died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Cerdanya, Spain, on March 21, 2021, aged 61 years.

Sharmila Devi (2021-06-12). [World Report] Political change in Israel and the effects on health. thelancet.com Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year premiership might be coming to an end. What will it mean for health? Sharmila Devi reports.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-06-12). [World Report] Southern Madagascar faces "shocking" lack of food. thelancet.com The worst drought in 30 years has created a nutritional crisis of exceptional gravity according to aid organisations. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Megan L Ranney (2021-06-12). [Perspectives] The public health approach to paediatric firearm injury. thelancet.com Here is where most Americans agree: we want to keep ourselves and our families and communities safe from firearm injury. But beyond that, the USA is rife with disagreement about firearm injury. We argue about what causes it, how to prevent it, and even how common it is.

_____ (2021-06-12). 'Monumental Steps' On Protecting Old Growth Forests. popularresistance.org The British Columbia cabinet has agreed to defer the logging of 2,000 hectares of old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek watershed and the Central Walbran Valley, Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday. | The two-year deferrals fulfil a request made by the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, but are unlikely to satisfy people who have been blocking logging activity in the area between Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan on southern Vancouver Island. | "These are monumental steps," Horgan said. "I know it appears at the moment to be just another announcement by another premier, but these announcements are…

Staff (2021-06-12). Britain seeking sabotage in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — deputy foreign minister in Yemen's national Salvation government said the British government is trying to sabotage Yemen.

Angela (2021-06-12). Tuesday 6/15: Palestinian Narrative: Censorship and Creativity in Time of Crisis. indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-12). Folsom Juneteenth "Remembering the Ancestors" from 1849 Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Our 20th Anniversary, Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, will be an amazing new opportunity to build stronger bridges utilizing mutually beneficial California – Pan African Trade and Commerce…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-06-12). Sunday 7/4: Celebrate Our Independence. indybay.org Front/Laurel East (Lot 27), Santa Cruz…

GINIW Collective (2021-06-12). Minnesota Water Protectors Denied Medications and Phone Calls After Arrests. indybay.org Water Protectors in actions to shut down Enbridge's Line 3 in Northern Minnesota were denied their medications and phone calls.

reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-06-12). Watch Ted Passon, Johanna Fernández, and Michael Schiffmann: "Philly D.A." and Mumia. indybay.org With the Support of the International Film Festival "Berlinale," the German Network Against the Death Penalty and to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Presents: "Philly D.A." and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal…

WSWS Repost (2021-06-12). University of California researchers petition for United Auto Workers union membership. indybay.org UC researchers desperately need fighting organizations, but the United Auto Workers will give them nothing but dashed hopes.

National Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-12). Monday 6/21: End Poverty Action: National Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers One Year Campaign Kick-Off. indybay.org Online rally…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-06-12). Saturday 6/26: Community Rising. indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/13: Q&A Discussion of film Radiance of Resistance. indybay.org Zoom…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-12). Palestinians Backed by Education Unions UESF & UTLA Who Protest US Aid For Israel. indybay.org California education unions UESF in San Francisco and UTLA in Los Angeles have acted to support Palestinians, support the blockade of Israel and opposed US military and economic aid for Israel. Two members discuss their actions…

Brava Theater Center (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/20: Manifesto In-Person Film Screening. indybay.org Brava Theater Center | 2781 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94110…

Max Lill (2021-06-12). What moves the "Generation Greta"? indybay.org The global economy is in free fall. Social life and public debate are largely paralyzed, the usual protest and organizing formats of the social movements are completely blocked. Decisive decisions are made in the mode of emergency decrees and huge rescue packages. | The politically unthinkable suddenly becomes possible, and even seems to many to have no alternative.

Angela (2021-06-12). Wednesday 6/9: Emergency Protest for Silwan. indybay.org Santana Row | Corner of Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Grace Blakeley, Paul Mason (2021-06-12). How Corona is radicalizing Generation Z. indybay.org People are fighting back. While governments spend huge sums of money to bail out big corporations, many people are rightly wondering why those same states can't seem to raise money to stop climate change or reduce inequality. They are taking to the streets to demand justice – be it social, environmental or gender justice.

Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-12). Saturday 6/12: Call to Action: National Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers One Year Campaign Kick-Off. indybay.org Online rally…

JDW Tenants Union, SMC Tenants Counil, Others (2021-06-12). Saturday 6/26: Tell Libby Schaaf: Housing is a Human Right! indybay.org Safeway (3550 Fruitvale Avenue)…

Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-12). Monday 6/14: March on Manchin: Protest Against Senator & Demanding End of Filibuster Now w/ PPC! indybay.org Online protest livestream w/ ASL & Spanish translation…

repost (2021-06-12). Protecting Pacifica, Saving Independent Radio, Building a Progressive Movement. indybay.org "We are in a battle for the heart and soul of Pacifica…At stake is whether Pacifica represents the highest standards of journalistic integrity, or a mix of snake oil quackery and fake radicalism." —Sonali Kolhatkar, Host of "Rising Up with Sonali"

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-12). 'A Wake for the Whales' Marks Bay Area Deaths, Calls for New Protections. indybay.org World Oceans Day Event Highlights Ship Strikes, Fishing Gear Entanglement, Climate Change as Top Threats to Whales…

Pulse Night Club Coalition (2021-06-12). Saturday 6/12: Pulse Night Club Mass Shooting 5 Years Later Rememberance. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Philosopher Olivia Mitscherlich Schoenberg (2021-06-12). "We were paralyzed for a long time" indybay.org Only in dialogue with those who are strangers to us can we become discerning, can we develop political wisdom. If it is true that we are tipping into a particular form of oligarchy, we should consider how we might supplement our representative system – to re-democratize it.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Head of UK's failed track and trace operation Baroness Harding considers running NHS England. wsws.org Boris Johnson's government of Thatcherites have never abandoned their goal of ending universally available public health-free at the point of delivery.

Elsa Claro (2021-06-12). Estados Unidos — Secretos nada venerables. globalizacion.ca Desde palomas mensajeras para espiar a la Unión Soviética, pasando por el uso de máquinas precursoras, hoy dignas de descansar en un museo, o súper agentes del tipo James Bond, Estados Unidos empleó los más variados recursos técnicos y humanos…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Iran starts importing electricity from Republic of Azerbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Electricity Industry revealed that Islamic Republic of Iran began importing electricity from the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thu. in order to reduce restrictions for supplying domestic power.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Iraq launches extensive operation against ISIL in Diyala prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported large-scale operations against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Diyala province, eastern Iraq.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Putin dismisses claims on Russia's satellite offer to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed as fake news the claims that Russia was preparing to offer Iran an advanced satellite system that would enable Tehran to track potential military targets in the Middle East.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Iran regains voting rights at UN General Assembly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Referring to the payment of Iran's arrears to the United Nations, Iran's permanent Ambassador to the United Nations stressed the lifting of all inhumane sanctions.

Staff (2021-06-12). Iran's top negotiator arrives in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, arrived in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Saturday to participate in the JCPOA Joint Commission meeting.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Turkish military delegation arrived in Tripoli unexpectedly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A Libyan source said that a high-ranking Turkish delegation of foreign and defense ministers arrived in Libya without informing Libyan officials.

Staff (2021-06-12). Turkish presence in Libya occupation: LNA spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The Spokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA) described the Turkish presence in the North-African country as an "occupation."

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). MAHAK supports 17,358 blood-cancer children over past 30 yrs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — MAHAK Charity Center has supported 17,358 children with the blood cancer during the past 30 years since its establishment.

Staff (2021-06-12). Kim Jong-un calls for alert posture in military meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over a Central Military Commission meeting of the ruling Workers' Party and called for a high alert posture.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Embassies in Kabul reportedly to be closed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A US State Department spokesman announced the possibility of closing foreign embassies due to the lack of security at Kabul airport.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). JCPOA Joint Commission to resume in Vienna on Jun. 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The Joint Commission of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a statement announced that the 6th round of the talks for the revival of JCPOA start in the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday, June 12.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). German FM urges flexibility, pragmatism in JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday urged all sides to show flexibility and pragmatism in talks about the Iranian nuclear deal which are due to resume.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Rouhani felicitates Philippines on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the Philippines | President to felicitate him and the people of the country on the country's National Day.

Staff (2021-06-12). Boris Yeltsin had entourage of 'hundreds' of CIA agents. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The former chairman of Russia's parliament says the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, was surrounded by "hundreds" of CIA agents who told him what to do throughout his tenure as leader…

Staff (2021-06-12). Marking birth anniv. of Hazrat Masoumeh in Qom. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A special ceremony was held on Saturday to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatemah Masoumeh (AS) at her holy shrine in Qom. The day has been recognized as girl's day in Iran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). 10 people killed, injured in shooting in US State of Illinois. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — One person was killed and nine others were wounded in a shooting spree on Saturday morning in Chicago, US State of Illinois.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Saturday June 12.

Staff (2021-06-12). Need for smart armaments to be met by Defense Industries org. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said the Iranian Defense Industries Organization is able to meet the demand of the Iranian Army for the smart armaments.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Riyadh makes new accusations against Iran's nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Repeating his country's repeated claims against Tehran, Saudi Arabia's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency made new accusations against Iran's nuclear program.

Staff (2021-06-12). 17 al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Seventeen al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in an operation in central Somalia.

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