2021-06-27: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-27). How A US Congressman Took On The US Blockade Against Venezuela. popularresistance.org On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted US-backed coup in Venezuela. More than two years later, in the wake of ongoing rallies and discussions with Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, activists gained some ground as the congressman tweeted an open letter to President Joe Biden on June 14 in which he called on the president to end "all secondary and sectoral sanctions" against Venezuela. The letter stated: | "While US officials debate the sanctions policy in Washington, for people in Venezuela the ongoing crisis is a lif…

Staff (2021-06-27). US and European Union Blockade on Venezuela Is Collapsing: Here is Some Evidence. orinocotribune.com The recent change in discourse by Juan Guaidó, affirming that he now aspires to negotiations with the Venezuelan government, seems to have its root in the United States that may be thinking about reversing some sanctions, just as President Nicolás Maduro had asserted a few days ago. And once again the administration of Joe Biden is urging for broad negotiations with specific deadlines to be carried out so that "in Venezuela there are free and fair elections." This was stated on Thursday, June 24, by Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of the US State Department. | Sherman's post on her social media, carrying this messa…

sputniknews (2021-06-27). 'Emaciated' Kim Jong-un Leaves 'Everyone' in North Korea Heartbroken, State Media Claims. sputniknews.com The condition of the North Korean leader's health is a rather rare topic of public discussion in the "hermit kingdom", but not altogether unheard of: in 2014, KCTV ran a documentary showing Kim limping to a sad tune, with a tearful narrator relaying the leader's health struggles after his conspicuously long absence from the public eye.

Ann Garrison (2021-06-27). Ethiopians Go to the Polls Even After the US Tells Them Not to. orinocotribune.com By Ann Garrison — Jun 23, 2021 | Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country's first real, competitive election, writes Ann Garrison. | "Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa." | On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the polls to select a parliament, which will elect a prime minister, even though US officials told them not to, warning of chaos and violence. Maybe they think it's arrogant of the United States to presume to be the global arbiter of p…

Peter Bolton (2021-06-27). What Media Don't Want To Tell About Arrests in Nicaragua. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jun 19, 2021 | The US government and corporate media have been expressing their outrage about what they consider to be the growing dictatorial nature of the Ortega 'regime', but there is more to the story than they let on. | Nicaragua has been under heavy fire from the corporate-owned media lately. The government of Daniel Ortega has arrested several opposition figures in the midst of an upcoming election. The US government and corporate media have been expressing their outrage about what they consider to be the growing dictatorial nature of the Ortega 'regime.' | But there is more to the s…

Staff (2021-06-27). GOP Isn't Holding Back on Voter Suppression. Democrats Must Go on Offensive. truthout.org On Tuesday, Senate Republicans

Jordan Schachtel (2021-06-27). Fauci and the Biden Admin Are Purposely Deceiving Us About the 'Delta Variant' Threat. globalresearch.ca

Sharon Zhang (2021-06-27). Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium for One Last Month as Crisis Looms. zcomm.org "The CDC eviction moratorium is, for many tenants behind on rent, the last remaining protection from the threat of displacement"

_____ (2021-06-27). How The Toothless IRS Lets The Rich Off Easily. popularresistance.org The amount of additional taxes that the richest Americans owed after the IRS audited their tax returns fell more than 99% in Donald Trump's first full year in office, data tables released this week show. | Among households making on average $30 million in 2018, IRS auditors recommended less than $5.4 million in additional tax. | That's not the extra tax owed by one rich tax cheat. That's the total for all 26,517 households reporting income of at least $10 million in 2018—the first year of the huge tax giveaway Trump and the Radical Republicans in Congress engineered in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. | T…

_____ (2021-06-27). Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: A Pyrrhic Victory. popularresistance.org I propped myself up on an elbow as the announcer read the news: The Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, against Nixon. The government's unprecedented move to stop the presses had failed. The Court agreed with two lower courts that the attempt to impose prior restraint on the press was unconstitutional. | The ruling turned out to be more complex than at first glance, but it was an unequivocal call for Constitutional constraint on an out-of-control control executive. The Court challenged the executive's misuse of "national security" as a mantra to undermine the Bill of Rights and accrue quasi-dictatorial powers. Writing for…

_____ (2021-06-27). How The CIA Turned Afghanistan Into A Failed Narco-State. popularresistance.org Afghanistan – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even warned that the economic dislocation could spark widespread famine. But one sector is still booming: the illicit opium trade. Last year saw Afghan opium poppy cultivation grow by over a third while counter-narcotics operations dropped off a cliff. The country is said to be the source of over 90% of all the world's illicit opium, from which heroin and other opioids are made. More land is under cultivation for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca production across all of Latin…

_____ (2021-06-27). Terrifying UN Draft Climate Report Urges Total Transformation. popularresistance.org The western states have been stuck in a blast furnace of hot weather as spring transitions to summer. Record-breaking heat, drought and extreme stress to power grids have almost half the country in deep distress. The last couple of days have seen a small reprieve, but that's about to end. | "The National Weather Service is warning of a 'Record-Breaking and Dangerous Heatwave' hitting this weekend and early next week," reports Brian Kahn for Gizmodo. "Weather models are also coalescing around blistering heat. If the forecasts come to fruition, we're not just talking about a few daily records falling here and there…

Newsclick (2021-06-27). Leaked IPCC draft report warns that 'worst yet to come for today's children, grandchildren'. peoplesdispatch.org Climate change will likely reshape life in the coming decades, even in a situation where greenhouse gas emissions are controlled to some extent, the draft states…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-27). Suspicious arson attacks target Canada indigenous communities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Two more chiurches belonging to the indigenous communities in Canada have been destroyed by suspicious fires.

Editorial Team (2021-06-27). Colombia: Jesus Santrich assassination straight out of the CIA playbook. challenge-magazine.org The Farc leader, killed by Colombian commandos in Venezuela, was a victim of the hybrid warfare techniques taught by the US and Israel, explains Oliver Dodd | ON May 17, Seuxis Pausias Hernandez Solarte, aka Jesus Santrich, one of the two most prominent leaders of the Farc, was ambushed and assassinated in Venezuela by commandos sent by the Colombian state. | Santrich had been a member of the Farc for three decades, having joined Colombia's Young Communist League when he was 13 years old. | Although crucial to negotiating the 2016 peace agreement, which led to the majority of the Farc becoming a legal politica…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-27). German envoy on Ukraine joining NATO: everyone afraid of direct war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com German envoy on Ukraine joining NATO: everyone afraid of direct war with RussiaRussian Foreign Ministry responds The UKRINFORM website on Saturday featured a brief article on German ambassador to Ukraine, Anka Feldhusen, discussing the prospects of her host country becoming a NATO member. Feldhusen has an extensive tenure in the country, having been attached to …

Moderator (2021-06-27). The Seeds of the Next Nagorno-Karabakh War. scheerpost.com kaurmar / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / Antiwar This past September, Turkey and Israel encouraged Azerbaijan's " mini-Stalin" of a strongman to forcefully seize the disputed mountainous patch of Armenian-inhabited Caucasus-earth known as Nagorno-Karabakh. These treaty or decisively de-facto allies, respectively, armed and backed Baku's decision to take what's been called a "frozen… |

Anonymous007 (2021-06-27). Military Situation In Syria On June 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 26, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 36 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On June 26, three people were killed by a car bomb attack in Afrin city | On June 26, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Kuzliyah village | On June 26, heavy clashes were reported between the Turkish-backed forces and SDF near…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-27). Military Situation In Yemen On June 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 99 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On June 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate area | On June 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on t…

Relative of Seth (2021-06-27). Germany Axis Alert Puzzle. indybay.org Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

_____ (2021-06-27). Black Alliance For Peace Condemns US Intervention In Ethiopia. popularresistance.org The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) U.S. out of Africa Network and BAP member organization Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity have condemned, under no uncertain terms, any and all forms of intervention and meddling in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. | In its statement entitled: "Don't allow another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa" BAP announced that paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. | As it did against Libya, U.S. imperialism is weaponizing disinformation and misinformati…

Kim Kelly (2021-06-27). From Black Lung to BlackRock. zcomm.org Striking Alabama Coal Miners Protest Wall St. Financiers of Warrior Met…

_____ (2021-06-27). 'Leaked' Documents: Stunt Near Crimea Was An Intentional Provocation. popularresistance.org Last week saw a provocative move against Russia by a British warship in the Black Sea. | The documents include this map which shows two potential routes that the HMS Defender could have taken to sail from Odessa in the Ukraine to Batumi in Georgia. | The British government ordered the ship to take the aggressive route through territorial waters of Crimea which the Russian government had announced to be off limits. Those three designated off-limits zones are marked on the British map! | Taking that route was patently illegal under international law. The map thus proves that the move of the HMS Defender was an inte…

teleSUR (2021-06-27). LGTBIQ+ Community Celebrates Gay Pride in Panama. telesurenglish.net Demanding several social reforms, human rights organizations and activists marched on Saturday in Panama to hold the 2021 Gay Pride parade. | RELATED: | Carrying banners and chanting, activists marched from the "5 de Mayo" Square to the Cinta Costera viewpoint to fight for their rights and condemn stigma, discrimination, and violence. | The activists pointed out that the Panamanian State has a historical debt with the LGBTIQ+ community while also warning over a…

_____ (2021-06-27). Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan Into a Failed Narco-State. strategic-culture.org The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | By Alan MACLEOD | The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even

_____ (2021-06-27). As Hungary Enjoys Resurgence in Marriages and Births, Will Brussels (Finally) Give Viktor Orbán Some Credit? strategic-culture.org Viktor Orbán continues to show Brussels that there are better ways of managing the EU than simply taking the "one suit fits all" approach. | Rather than opening his nation's border to offset population decline, Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister, looked to the nuclear family as a way to spur national growth, an investment that is now reaping handsome rewards. So why is the leader of the national conservative Fidesz party still chastised by his European peers? | What sort of madness is it that induces so many EU leaders to place their respective nations on the path to eventual ruin? Case in point: the open…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-27). The iron fist is in place: Azerbaijan's war. An historical parallel. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The iron fist is in place: Azerbaijan's war. An historical parallel. "We are the winning country. We have destroyed Armenia." On June 26, president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev gave an address on his nation's Armed Forces Day that in terms of tone and content can't help inviting comparison to the speeches of a national leader …

_____ (2021-06-27). Final Declaration Of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit. popularresistance.org The Heads of State and Government and the heads of delegations of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty, meeting in person on June 24, 2021, within the framework of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by signing this declaration, renew our commitment to strengthening the integration and unity of our peoples as the founding ideology of Commanders Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro Ruz; we vindicate the ideology of Bolívar, Martí, San Martín, Sucre, O'Higgins, Pétion, Morazán, Sandino, Túpac…

Roger Harris (2021-06-27). The Case of Alex Saab: US Abduction of Venezuelan Diplomat, a Global Challenge. orinocotribune.com By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris — Jun 24, 2021 | With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the…

S. Brian Willson (2021-06-27). Nicaragua Targeted for US Overthrow in 2020-21: Brian Willson. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on August 3, 2020 | The USA failed State continues to seek destruction of Nicaragua (among other nations such as Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, who refuse to obey US demands for neoliberal privatization that enrich the …

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). China releases new videos, images from Mars probe Tianwen-1. ecns.cn The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Sunday released new videos and images of the country's Mars probe Tianwen-1 landing on and exploring the red planet.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-27). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled DPR positions in Staromikhailovka with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Granitnoe shelled DPR positions in Novaya Marievka with 120-mm artillery | 5. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Leninskoe with 120-mm artillery | 6. UAF in Talakovka shelled DPR positions in Zaichenko wit…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-27). COV-Iran Barakat vaccine defeats African COVID-19 strain. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — By conducting a research on blood of people, who had received COV-Iran Barakat vaccine, it was demonstrated that the homegrown vaccine has succeeded in defeating and overcoming the African strain of coronavirus.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-27). 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).

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-27). Manifesto of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo. libya360.wordpress.com "The Freedom of the New World is the Hope of the Universe." Simón Bolívar Final Declaration of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World Capitalism is experiencing a systemic and multidimensional crisis. Humanity is suffering the economic consequences of this crisis and especially, its effects on people with less purchasing power. The COVID-19…

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). Delta variant infections on sharp rise in U.S. ecns.cn The Delta variant infection cases in the United States have increased rapidly recently, accounting for one fifth of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). India's COVID-19 tally rises to 30,233,183. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally rose to 30,233,183 on Sunday, as 50,040 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

sputniknews (2021-06-27). Yet Another Deadly Bat-Transmitted Virus Identified, Now in COVID-Stricken India. sputniknews.com The first recognised outbreak of the Nipah virus, a fatal zoonotic illness, was registered on pig farms in Malaysia in the late 1990s. 265 people were infected and 105 died from the virus. In India, Nipah outbreaks were registered in West Bengal in 2001 and 2007, as well as twice in Kerala in 2018 and 2019.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-27). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

WSWS repost (2021-06-27). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Gérard Delépine (2021-06-27). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2021-06-27). How Severe are the Side Effects of the Pseudo-anticovid Vaccines? globalresearch.ca This incisive analysis by The text below is an AI translation of the text published by our French language website Mondialisation.ca. | Minor edits by …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

Staff (2021-06-27). As COVID Recedes in US, Housing Activists Demand More Than a Return to Shelters. truthout.org Several years ago, Vinette Clay's world turned upside down. First, her father died. Then she learned that she and her adult siblings would not inherit the one-family home they shared because, unbeknownst to them, their dad had taken out a reverse mortgage. | "We needed to pay more than $300,000 to the mortgage company before the house could become ours," Clay told Truthout. "And we couldn't." | Tensions ran high, she says, and the family scattered. For Clay, this meant moving from couch-to-…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-27). CDC: 6,113 Dead Following COVID-19 Injections Including 576 Abortions — Population Control Agenda Hard to Deny. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). Lack of vaccines for lower-income countries shows global community is 'failing': WHO chief. ecns.cn Several officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) denounced on Friday "paternalism" on the part of some richer countries regarding vaccine distribution, highlighting a lack of vaccines rather than a lack of preparation in lower-income countries, while the Director-General of the organization said the global community is "failing."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-27). Iran 1st country to produce Sputnik V in region: Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — "Iran became the first country in the region to locally produce the Sputnik V vaccine," said the director-general of the Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kryl Dimitrov.

Children's Health Defense (2021-06-27). CDC, FDA Prepare Mass Distribution of a Merck/Sanofi Six-in-One Vaccine for Kids, Turning Blind Eye to Safety Signals. globalresearch.ca

Ralph Nader (2021-06-27). Leaves Must be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. commondreams.org An open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-27). The Privatization of Medicare. counterpunch.org Image by When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give a new program or law. The USA PATRIOT Act is a classic example. An acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, that law, passed in November 2001 with no hearings, was actually a huge wishlist of a decade's worth of repressive and invasive assaults on the Bill of Rights pulled off Congressional shelves rushed through for Presid…

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-27). Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for the Defense of Organized Crime. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — Jun 23 2021 | Her latest remarks derive directly from false reports on Nicaragua produced by the team of officials from her office that visited the country in 2018.

Angela (2021-06-27). Sunday 6/27: #Demilitarize: Los Angeles to Palestine (Divest from Weapons Manufacturing). indybay.org Boeing | 1916 E Imperial Hwy, El Segundo, CA | (On the corner of PCH & Imperial Hwy)…

Angela (2021-06-27). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-27). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-06-27). On Contact: Judicial Lynching. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the Uzbek government and the CIA. | Murray has since become one of Britain's most important human rights campaigners, a fierce advocate for Julian Assange and a supporter of Scottish independence. His coverage of the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who was acquitted of sexual assault charges, saw him charged with contempt of court and sentenced to eight months in prison. The very dubious sentence, which upe…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-27). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Staff (2021-06-27). Child Care Should Be Universal and Well-Paid — Not Just Affordable. truthout.org Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: "Things got extremely traumatic for us," she recalled. She was constantly trying to keep the environment sanitized, keeping a stockpile of masks, wipes, and other equipment, stopping parents in the hallway when they arrived to pick up their kids to take their temperature and give them a squirt of sanitizer — the protocol for "c…

Juan Cole (2021-06-27). Gaslighting the Pentagon: Tucker Carlson, who called Iraqis 'Monkeys,' Poses as anti-Racist in defending White Supremacy from "Pig" Gen. Milley. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Fox white nationalist (there, I've been redundant and repeated myself) Tucker Carlson once called Iraqis "semiliterate primitive monkeys," managing to be racist, anti-Arab and Islamophobic all at once. Now Carlson is posing as an anti-racist. Funny thing, though. He isn't out there apologizing for his racism against Iraqis. Then there …

_____ (2021-06-27). Democrats And Banks Won't Steal Juneteenth Or Pride. popularresistance.org Every year, Pride Month ushers in the summer. For some, this is a celebration of the Stonewall uprising. For corporations and the Democratic Party, it's a time to co-opt what was once a radical quer movement. Pride month marks a riot led by a Black trans woman, who threw bricks at the cops and alongside other people of color, queer folks and leftists fought the police in the streets for days. But today, it has become not only a profit scheme for corporations, but a means to portray themselves as allies while covering up their complicity in LGBTQ+ oppression. Bank of America, for example, has presented itself as a…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-27). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-27). Angela Davis Becomes ILWU Local 10 Honorary Member On Juneteenth 2021. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 on June 19, 2021 Juneteenth made Angela Davis an honorary member of the longshore union local. The other honorary members are Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King.

_____ (2021-06-27). Weaponizing Science In Global Food Policy. popularresistance.org Santa Cruz, CA – In July, the United Nations will convene "Science Days", a high-profile event in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Over the course of two days, the world will be treated to a parade of Zoom sessions aimed at "highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for food systems transformation." | Nobody disputes the need for urgent action to transform the food system. But the UNFSS has been criticized by human rights experts for its top-down and non-transparent organization. Indigenous peoples, peasants, and civil society groups around the world know their h…

Carol Amour (2021-06-27). Indigenous Organizers Defend Menominee River. zcomm.org Indigenous water protectors confront massive mining companies, building community on the way…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-27). Suspicious arson attacks target Canada indigenous communities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Two more chiurches belonging to the indigenous communities in Canada have been destroyed by suspicious fires.

Ron Jacobs (2021-06-27). Music is Our Special Friend—1971 With a Bullet. counterpunch.org Marvin Gaye, 1971. Image credit unknown. | In 1967 media critic Marshall McLuhan collaborated with illustrator Quentin Fiore on an eye-catching little book titled

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-27). Attack or False Flag Operation? Iván Duque Denounces 'Attack' on his Helicopter Near Paramilitary Stronghold of Cúcuta. orinocotribune.com In the midst of disbelief and comments that cast doubt on the veracity of the event, Colombian President Iván Duque decried that he was the victim of an alleged attack in which the helicopter in which he was traveling was shot at multiple times from the ground. | Colombian media spread the version that the presidential aircraft, a US-made Blackhawk combat helicopter, had received 6 bullet holes. | Helicopter carrying Colombia's President Duque struck by bullets in attack — Press T…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Four US Supply Convoys Attacked In Span Of Two Days In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Four convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition have been attacked in different parts of Iraq. | On June 26, three convoys came under attack. The first convoy was targeted near the city of Hillah in the central province of Babylon, the second near the city of al-Diwaniyah in the southern province of al-Qadisiyyah and the third in an unspecified part of the northern province of Saladin. | On June 27, another convoy was attacked while it was passing on a road near the Iraq…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Rocket Attack Targeted Assad Hometown In Syria's Lattakia. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on June 27, several rockets were fired from the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib at al-Qardahah, the hometown of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in the southeastern countryside of Lattakia. | According to local sources in al-Qardahah, only two rocket actually reached the town. Both rockets landed in empty farmlands. No causalities or material losses were reported. | The rocket attack was reportedly carried out by al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid. The group is a close ally of H…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Struggle For Power In Greater Idlib: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham To Expel Senior Chechen Leader. southfront.org Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani while leading an offensive in northern Lattakia in 2014. | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has asked senior Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani to join its ranks or leave the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib along with its militants within a month, several Syrian opposition sources reported on June 27. | Al-Shishani, whose real name is Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili, is a Georgian citizen. He reportedly fought against Russian government…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Houthis' Rampage Continues: Two Missiles, Four Drones Intercepted Over Saudi Arabia. southfront.org File image. | On June 26, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted several ballistic missiles and suicide drones which were launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | According to the coalition, a total of four drones were intercepted over Saudi Arabia's southern region. At least two of the drones were on their way to attack targets in the cities of Najran and Khamis Mushait. | The coalition's air-defenses also intercepted two ballistic missiles. One of the missiles was on its way to Najran, while the other was heading…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). US Combat Drone Caught Flying Over ISIS Stronghold In Central Syria (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | US MQ-9 Reaper combat drones are flying over Syria's central region where Syrian government forces have been combating ISIS with support from the Russian Aerospace Forces, According to the Russian news outlet, US combat drones are flying over the region, in violation of the deconfliction mechanism with Russia, in order to carry out suspicious intelligence activities. The outlet shared a video showing one of the drones a…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Syrian Arab Army Fire Inflicted More Losses On Militants In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled militants' positions in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib in response to recent ceasefire violations. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the army targeted a number of towns and villages in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern Idlib countryside as well as in al-Ghab Plains in the northern countryside of Hama. | The SAA shelling led to some losses. A militant, identified as Yusuf Firas Qassim, was killed in the to…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-27). Combat Footage: Houthi Fighters Expelled Saudi-Backed Fighters From Key Mountain Range In Al-Jawf. southfront.org File image. | On June 27, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released footage from a recent large-scale operation against Saudi-backed forces in the northern province of al-Jawf. | The ground operation saw Houthi fighters capturing the al-Duhidah Mountains in the district of Khabb wa al-Sha'af. The mountains are located just 40 kilometers away from Safer oil fields and facilities in the nearby province of Ma'rib. The Houthis have been leading an offensive against Saudi-backed forces in Ma'rib for over four months now. | The foota…

Staff (2021-06-27). Houses Passes Resolution to Restore Federal Regulations on Methane Pollution. truthout.org Progressive advocates celebrated the U.S. House's The res…

Angus McCullough QC (2021-06-27). Secret Justice — The Insiders' View. ukhumanrightsblog.com A collective submission made by special advocates (security-cleared barristers who appear in secret proceedings) has been cleared for publication. This document is a response to the review being performed by Sir Duncan Ouseley, looking into the operation of closed material procedures (CMPs) under the Justice and Security Act 2013. It gives an unprecedented insight into …

_____ (2021-06-27). Revealing The Pentagon Papers: From Capitol Hill To Beacon Hill. popularresistance.org If the press wouldn't continue publishing the Papers, I would. I sought a commercial publisher for the 4,100-page subcommittee record. Americans had to know the whole story about how government lies ultimately killed more than 58,000 Americans and three million Southeast Asians—just as we need today to expose all the lies about Iraq. | I received many rejections that summer of 1971, including from Harvard University Press and MIT Press. Publishers knew the risk. But Gobin Stair, executive director of Beacon Press in Boston, didn't care. Like me, he felt the press was letting the public down. He explained Be…

_____ (2021-06-27). New Federal Initiative To Investigate The Legacy Of Indian Boarding Schools. popularresistance.org Washington — In remarks to the National Congress of American Indians 2021 Mid Year Conference today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies. | Today's announcement is accompanied by a secreterial memo in which Secretary Haaland directs the Department to prepare a report detailing available historical records, with an emphasis on cemeteries or potential burial sites, relating to the federal boarding school program in preparation for a future site work. This work will occur u…

Global Research (2021-06-27). Global Research PDF Collection: 6 PDF Books for 1 Price. globalresearch.ca Purchase six e-books from Global Research Publisher's PDF collection at a discounted price. Download your order as a zipped folder straight to your computer and avoid shipping and handling costs. | Special Offer: …

teleSUR (2021-06-27). Colombia: Political-Motivated Assassinations on the Rise. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Colombian Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) denounced the assassination of 6 former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) members in the last 24 hours. | RELATED: | The first report is about former FARC-EP member and Peace Agreements signatory Norelia Trompeta's assassination, a 25-year-old girl from Buenos Aires municipality in Cauca Province. | According to Institute for Development…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-27). Hunger and Food Production in Nicaragua: How Do We Feed the People? libya360.wordpress.com Rohan Rice The ATC which represents tens of thousands of farm workers helps run trainings on agroecological food production to help ensure healthy food access for all. Photo: ATC As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure…

Sustainability Times (2021-06-27). Is there a climate link to Miami's condo catastrophe? juancole.com By Laureen Fagan | — ( Sustainability Times) — The tragic collapse of an oceanfront condominium near Miami has captured attention across the world, and the search for some 159 people lost in the rubble remains a top priority for rescue crews. But investigators are beginning to look at what caused the catastrophe too, and …

Clean Energy Wire (2021-06-27). German Transport Ministry advised that Electric Cars must Dominate new Sales by 2025, eyeing 1 Mn. EVs on Road this Year. juancole.com By Edgar Meza | — Handelsblatt ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Electric cars will need to account for most new registrations in Germany in just four years and the end of new combustion engine cars will have to begin in 2030, says a report by the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM) for the …

Pat Elder (2021-06-27). Accident at Naval Air Station on the Chesapeake Bay Sends 2,500 Gallons of Toxic Foam into Local Sewer System. covertactionmagazine.com Materials are being temporarily held in a MetCom holding tank; ultimate fate is unknown The Patuxent River Naval Air Station, on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Mary's County, Maryland, announced in the last week of May that toxic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), was released on base after an accidental discharge from a hangar's fire suppression …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-27). Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India. peoplesdispatch.org Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23…

Paul Oboohov (2021-06-27). First Nations water campaigner cleared of charges for peaceful bridge protest. greenleft.org.au Charges against Baakindji woman and water campaigner Leah Ebsworth have finally been dropped, reports Paul Oboohov.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-06-27). Confirman asesinato de lideresa Diana Jaramillo en Colombia. telesurtv.net Diana estaba dedicada al trabajo comunitario en el Barrio 5 Estrellas de La Gabriela, municipio de Bello, Antioquia.

IFPTE Local 21 (2021-06-27). Tuesday 6/29: Labor Rally for Equity at San Jose City Hall. indybay.org San José City Hall – 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

World Naked Bike Ride-San Francisco (2021-06-27). Sunday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2021. indybay.org The Ferry Building on Embarcadero, between the Farmers Market and Starbucks…

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-27). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

Revolution Books (2021-06-27). Wednesday 6/30: Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-27). New Wolf Pack Confirmed in California's Plumas County. indybay.org Third Pack to Establish Home in State in Nearly 100 Years…

Otis Maclay (2021-06-27). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

Root Division (2021-06-27). Saturday 7/10: "I Am…" indybay.org 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA…

Robert Maxim (2021-06-27). The Stanford Surgery Recovery Unit Offers An Unlimited and Abusable Assortment of Food. indybay.org Stanford placed no cap on my propitious-fueled frenzy. I binged on watermelons, grapes. I feasted on sandwiches and soups and cottage cheese and all sorts of delicacies. Room service, thanks Blue Cross.

John Bellamy Foster (2021-06-27). Shrink or Die? indybay.org Shrinkage means the voluntary downsizing of the national economy, including a reduction in gross domestic product. "Voluntary" here indicates a preference for voluntaristic solutions – though not as individualistic and unplanned as in the Voluntary Simplicity movement in the U.S., where (usually higher-earning) individuals individually decide to opt out of the existing, consumerist market model.

Leon Kunstenaar, CA Solidarity Coalition (2021-06-27). Unhoused and Supporters Demand "Support not Sweeps" at Caltrans HQ. indybay.org Street theater, song and dance in protest in Oakland at 111 Grand Ave.

indybay (2021-06-27). Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask). indybay.org Audio recording of the 'Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask)' talk on June 3rd, 2021 in Oakland, CA…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-27). Wednesday 7/7: Voting Rights Now! Sidewalk Rally for Democracy in Pacifica. indybay.org Intersection of CA-1 and Reina Del Mar @ 1 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

Lynda Carson (2021-06-27). TechSoup's Jim Lynch is retiring at the end of June 2021. indybay.org April 8, 2017 drawing of Jim Lynch by Lynda Carson.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-06-27). Sunday 6/27: Black Music Month: History of African American Muscians & Music in the SF Bay Area. indybay.org Online speaker event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

Common Dreams (2021-06-27). Sounds Like Fascism: Florida's DeSantis to Collect Political Views of Professors to defund "Hotbeds of stale Ideology" juancole.com By Julia Conley, staff writer | — ( Commondreams.org) — Democratic lawmakers and educators nationwide are expressing alarm over legislation signed this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis which is ostensibly aimed at ensuring college students and educators in the state feel permitted to express a variety of political views—and which critics say could end …

Liberation Staff (2021-06-27). 100 protesters occupy State House, demand budget veto. zcomm.org Nearly 300 protesters gathered outside the State House for speeches and song on in the morning of June 24…

Matt Carson (2021-06-27). Engines Out and Pickets Up to Stop Health Plan Downgrade by Cummins. zcomm.org As the work piles up into a deep backlog, the workers hope that Cummins will have no other choice but to finally concede and restore the health care plan…

Nick Turse (2021-06-27). U.S. Military Asks Airstrike Victims to File Complaints Online. zcomm.org Leaflets convinced many Somali militants to switch sides, but America is less interested in hearing from people hurt by its drones.

Julia Conley (2021-06-27). 'Sounds Like Fascism'. zcomm.org DeSantis Signs Law to Collect Political Views of Professors…

Gar W. Lipow (2021-06-27). The "Make the Bastards Pay" Tax. zcomm.org Let's not sneer at any tactic that slows the conversion of our oligarchy with minor democratic characteristics into a full-fledged authoritarian dictatorship…

Joan Walsh (2021-06-27). Bill Barr's Rehabilitation Tour Begins. Let's Not Fall For It. thenation.com Bill Barr's Rehabilitation Tour Begins. Let's Not Fall For It.

Staff (2021-06-26). Join the Twitterstorm now! #IsraelApartheidNation stop sports-washing colonialism at #TDF2021. samidoun.net Read the original French call to action at Collectif Palestine Vaincra. From June 26 to July 18, the 2021 edition of the Tour de France welcomes an Israeli team called "Israel Start-Up Nation" . Supported by the pro-Israeli far right, the participation of this team in one of the biggest sports competitions in the world serves a clear objective: to promote and normalize Israeli apartheid. Faced with this blatant attempt to sports-wash Israeli crimes, many organizations are mobilizing and calling for a twitterstorm on Saturday June 26 at 12 p.m. using the hashtags #IsraelApartheidNation and #TDF2021! Dégageons Isra…

Staff (2021-06-26). Join the Twitterstorm now! #IsraelApartheidNation stop sports-washing colonialism at #TDF2021. samidoun.net Read the original French call to action at Collectif Palestine Vaincra. From June 26 to July 18, the 2021 edition of the Tour de France welcomes an Israeli team called "Israel Start-Up Nation" . Supported by the pro-Israeli far right, the participation of this team in one of the biggest sports competitions in the world serves a clear objective: to promote and normalize Israeli apartheid. Faced with this blatant attempt to sports-wash Israeli crimes, many organizations are mobilizing and calling for a twitterstorm on Saturday June 26 at 12 p.m. using the hashtags #IsraelApartheidNation and #TDF2021! twitte

The Lancet (2021-06-26). [Editorial] The past is not the past for Canada's Indigenous peoples. thelancet.com The discovery last month by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in western Canada has been met with shock and horror. The Canadian Prime Minister said it was "a painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter in our country's history". But the trauxzmas of the residential school programme are not just a memory: they have left a devastating and lasting imprint on survivors and families in Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). Biden Administration Warns Allies Against Restoring Ties With Syria's Assad. news.antiwar.com After supporting efforts to oust him, some of Washington's Gulf allies have accepted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay and are working on restoring ties with Damascus. On Friday, a US official warned US allies against getting friendly with Assad and threatened sanctions. Joey Hood, the acting assistant secretary of state for …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. libya360.wordpress.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies…

Staff (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. orinocotribune.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies to combat COVID-19, and supporting and promoting respect for the sovereignty and the unity processes of the countries that make up ALBA-TCP, among other issues. | The document was put to a vote and was approved by the delegations present. Llorenti…

Celina della Croce (2021-06-26). How a US Congressman took on the US blockade against Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org After a sustained campaign carried out by local activists, US member of Congress Jim McGovern publicly condemned the current US policy towards Venezuela, particularly the regime of sanctions which have caused 'needless death'

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-26). US, Israel Vote 'No' as 184 Nations Condemn US Blockade of Cuba. zcomm.org "The U.N. vote… on Cuba was a chance for President Biden to show global leadership," said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. "He failed miserably."

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-26). PSUV Bases Ready to Nominate Candidates Ahead of the Primaries. orinocotribune.com With more than 7 million registered members eligible to vote, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is ready for its candidate nomination procedure for the November 21 elections. The nomination process will take place this Sunday, June 27. | PSUV First Vice-President Diosdado Cabello Rondón reiterated his recommendations to follow the results of the procedure, in which the Bolívar Chávez Battle Units (UBCH) will be the protagonists. | Cabello stated that "every PSUV member has the right to get nominated and to nominate anyone else," and that the people will express their will in the popular assemblies th…

teleSUR (2021-06-26). European Union To Observe Venezuela's Subnational Elections. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Chargé d'affaires of the European Union (EU) to Venezuela Duccio Bandini confirmed an exploratory mission to assess European electoral observation in the subnational elections to take place on Nov. 21. | RELATED: | National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla informed that seven officials would integrate the mission, which will visit the South American country from July 6 until July.

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Peru Rules Out Two Appeals To Reject June 6 Elections' Results. telesurenglish.net The Peruvian Justice rejected two appeals seeking to annul the June 6th presidential elections runoff in which leftist Free Peru (PL) representative Pedro Castillo took the lead. | RELATED: | Lima's 11th Constitutional Court declared "inadmissible" the appeal filed by former congresswoman Milagros Tayakama, who presented herself as a representative from the conservative Popular Force (FP) party led by Keiko Fuji…

Staff (2021-06-26). CNE: European Union Technical Mission to Arrive in Venezuela on July 6. orinocotribune.com A technical mission to evaluate the participation of electoral observers from the European Union for the November 21 mega-elections will arrive in Venezuela on July 6, reported the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) through a post on its Twitter account. | "The European Union informed the #CNE of the arrival of an exploratory mission on July 6, 2021," stated…

Staff (2021-06-26). Peru: Scandal Involves Montesinos in Keiko Fujimori Maneuver. orinocotribune.com The controversial figure of Vladimiro Montesinos, the notorious advisor of the former president of Peru Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), responsible for the creation of a gigantic network of corruption that monopolized the Peruvian State in the 90s, has reappeared in the midst of Keiko Fujimori's attempt to overturn her defeat in the recently held presidential elections, reported EFE. | Some leaked recordings supposedly featuring the voice of Montesinos have come to light, where he is heard allegedly coordinating the bribery of three of the four magistrates of the National Elections Jury (JNE), the highest electoral…

Linzheng Dai, Bo Jin, Tingting Liu, Jun Chen, Guang Li, Jun Dang (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] The effect of smoking status on efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Either ICIs monotherapy or combination therapy was superior to CT in smokers. While ICIs monotherapy and dual ICIs combination were less effective in never-smokers, and ICIs plus CT might be the optimal selection. Nevertheless, given the limitation of the high heterogeneity of studies included, the findings need to be confirmed by future RCTs focusing on this subject.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class intensified by its murderous response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class tied to its murderous response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). The Imminent Coup in Peru. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Legal maneuvers and delays, presented by the far-right, are pushing Peru closer to a coup with each passing day. It's been 20 days since Peru's June 6th election, and the authorities have not yet proclaimed the winner, Pedro Castillo. According to the law, a new President must be proclaimed by July 28th, and…

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

Frances Moore Lappé, Richard R. Rowe (2021-06-26). The Real Fraud: Republicans' Voter-Fraud Scare. commondreams.org Setting the record straight is our duty to democracy itself.

Staff (2021-06-26). The Right Has Chosen Critical Race Theory as Its New Boogeyman to Scare Voters. truthout.org Critical race theory (CRT) has been around for over 40 years. So why is there so much talk about it now? | Following the racial justice uprisings of 2020, when critical race conversations broke out across the country, racial progress seemed possible. And then came the backlash. | In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona,

_____ (2021-06-26). The UN Fails Cuba, Again. strategic-culture.org The UN wants Cuba's freedom to occur only on U.S. terms — through foreign intervention and against the will of the Cuban people. | The UN proves itself more farcical with every passing year, particularly through its non-binding resolutions. For the 29th year, the international community has voted to lift the illegal U.S. blockade on Cuba, with 184 countries voting in favour while the two allies — the U.S. and Israel — voted against, as expected. |

_____ (2021-06-26). Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium For One Last Month As Crisis Looms. popularresistance.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that it would be extending a moratorium on evictions until July 31. This will be the last time the CDC extends the moratorium, the Biden administration said. | The moratorium was originally scheduled to end at the end of this month on June 30. Over 6 million Americans are behind on rent payments, according to recent Census Bureau data, meaning that many are likely to face the possibility of eviction when the moratorium is lifted. The Biden administration is hoping that the extension will help to stymie a potential crisis, officials said, b…

_____ (2021-06-26). Countering The 'China Threat' — At What Price? popularresistance.org In early June 2021, in a classified directive to Pentagon officials, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin slammed the former Trump administration for talking big but never taking action to counter "the China threat." | Austin made it clear that things would be different under President Biden. His "tough guy" rhetoric strikes just the right tone for a massive, costly, military-infrastructure overhaul that would render the conventional warfare of the twentieth century unrecognizable: more nukes, fewer troops, and an omnipotent 5G network. | The goal of this overhaul is to give the United States and its allies the…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-26). The Long Crusades of Western Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org In late April 2021, US President Joe Biden announced a withdrawal from Afghanistan. In other words, the US has been trounced in Afghanistan by its very own jihadist Frankenstein, the Taliban. The defeat of USA is covered with the ugly debris of history. The dirty war on Afghanistan was part of a disastrous process of occupying and …

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). 73 Dems in Congress demand Biden Brand Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestine "Illegal," Dump Trump's "Deal of the Century" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — 73 Democratic Congressional representatives wrote a letter to President Biden on Friday urging him formally to withdraw from Trump's so-called "deal of the century," which actually authorized Israel unilaterally to steal large swathes of Palestinian land. And these representatives frankly say this. They want an outbreak of frank talk and …

sputniknews (2021-06-26). State Dept: US Has Not Changed Stance on Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights. sputniknews.com Earlier, unconfirmed reports surfaced detailing that the Biden administration was intending to reverse a Trump-era decision to recognize the Golan Heights as under Israeli sovereignty. The claims surfaced from a Washington Free Beacon article published on Thursday that was widely picked up by mainstream news outlets.

Staff (2021-06-26). 'We're going to stick with you,' Biden tells Afghan president at White House, promising 'sustained' partnership. rt.com President Joe Biden declared that US support for the embattled Afghan government will not end, telling President Ashraf Ghani that Washington will prop up the country's military and economy as US troops end a 20-year occupation. | "The partnership between Afghanistan and the United States is not ending. It's going to be sustained," Biden

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). White House: Afghanistan Is 'Not a Winnable War'. news.antiwar.com Ahead of talks between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with Ghani and other Afghan leaders on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). White House: Afghanistan Is 'Not a Winnable War'. news.antiwar.com Ahead of talks between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) met with Ghani and other Afghan leaders on Thursday.

Staff (2021-06-26). Biden Will Enact Rule Proposed by Trump That Enables Big Pharma to Price Gouge. truthout.org This article was produced by The Biden administration is officially moving forward with a Trump rulemaking that would eliminate a key government power for driving down the costs of drugs…

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-26). The Heat: Afghanistan-U.S. ties. america.cgtn.com As the United States pulls out of Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sits down with U.S. President Joe Biden. On the agenda — his country's future.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Kamala Harris stages photo op at Mexican border to defend mass incarceration of immigrant children. wsws.org Kamala Harris visited the US-Mexico border for the first time in the midst of mounting exposures of the Biden administration's inhumane and illegal treatment of immigrants.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Washington, DC police admit use of brute force against peaceful protests in days following death of George Floyd. wsws.org The admission is an exposure of the city's Democratic Party establishment, which postured as a critic of the Trump administration during the protests, but also oversaw police attacks on them.

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Sino-Russian experts hold webinar to mark CPC's 100 years. ecns.cn A webinar to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing on June 24. Experts from China and Russia interpreted the successful experience of the CPC's development, expansion and its historic contribution to the development of China and to the world.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). NATO Openly Identifies Russia as Target of Impending Black Sea War Games. news.antiwar.com NATO's military arm, Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium (marking its 70th anniversary this year), issued a press release on the Sea Breeze war games that will begin in the Black Sea on June 28. Coming as they do immediately on the heels on what may have proven a dangerous contretemps between …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). NATO openly identifies Russia as target of impending Black Sea war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO openly identifies Russia as target of impending Black Sea war games NATO's military arm, Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium (marking its 70th anniversary this year), issued a press release on the Sea Breeze war games that will begin in the Black Sea on June 28. Coming as they do immediately …

Noam Chomsky (2021-06-26). Understanding Modern America. zcomm.org Interview on how the media landscape has changed in the age of social media, inspiring activist movements, the Republican's sharp movement toward an insane style of politics, and the dangers of the new Cold War with China…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). Operation Barbarossa: Myths and Reality. orinocotribune.com By Jacques R. Pauwels — Jun 22, 2021 | Eighty years ago, June 22, 1941: Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa, the attack against the Soviet Union… War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear in the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. As a German historian, Rolf-Dieter Màºller, has convincingly demonstrated in a well-documented study, it was a war against the Soviet Union, and not against Poland, France, or Britain, that Hitler was planning to unleash in 1939. On August 11 of that year, Hitler explained to Carl J. Burckhardt…

Danny Haiphong (2021-06-26). Independent Media is Political, Too: A Defense of 'State' or Publicly-Funded Media. orinocotribune.com By Danny Haiphong — Jun 16, 2021 | It is imperative for independent journalism to serve as the media arm of a movement that opposes the privatization of information and works toward the development of a public media apparatus. | American individualism is a key component of American exceptionalism. In the US, individual "freedoms" are cherished even under the most perilous of circumstances. The right to choose private health plans is sacrosanct despite rendering a large portion of the US population unable to afford basic healthcare. The right to choose an education in the US is also held in high regard even t…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). ECOWAS Court Dismissed Cape Verde's Motion to Set Aside Judgment for Release of Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com In its judgment delivered on 15 March 2021, the ECOWAS Court of Justice declared illegal the arrest and detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab Moran, ordered his release from further custody, quashed the extradition proceedings against him to the United States and awarded him $200,000 reparation for the violations of his human rights by Cape Verde. | On 15 April, the Government of Cape Verde filed two motions praying the ECOWAS Court to set aside the Judgment. Both motions were vigorously opposed by the defence team of Alex Saab and in today's decision, which followed a hearing on 31 May, the ECOWAS Cour…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Yemen On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 84 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured Jaghatu district in Maidan Wardak province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Gozargah-e Nur and Khost Wa Farang in Baghlan province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Andkhoy and Qurghan in Faryab province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured Ghorak district in Kandahar province | 248 Taliban militants were killed, 137 wounded & 12 others were arrested as a result of Afgha…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Drone Swarm Attacked Several Targets In Iraqi Kurdistan (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from a live stream by the Rudaw Media Network. | Early on June 26, a drone swarm attacked a number of targets near Erbil city, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | Citing security sources in Kurdistan, the Two of the drones struck a building, allegedly a villa, on Erbil-Pir…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Iraq On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 25, the Turkish artillery attacked alleged PKK positions near Amedi | On June 25, unknown groups attacked the villages of Gomapsan and Bragh in north of Erbil with 5 suicide drones. No casualties were reported | On June 26, the PMU and Iraqi Army carried out a security operation west of Mosul | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Relative of Seth (2021-06-26). Germany Axis Alert Puzzle. indybay.org Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). West Blames Iran for Delaying Nuclear Deal, But Fault Lies With the US. news.antiwar.com Western powers continue to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Paris Friday. Both Blinken and his French counterpart warned Iran that time was running out to revive the JCPOA. "There will come a point, yes, where it will be very hard to return back to the standards set by the JCPOA," <...

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). IAEA Wants 'Immediate Response' From Iran Over Monitoring Deal. news.antiwar.com The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Earlier this year, Iran stopped voluntarily complying with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA that allowed the IAEA to conduct snap inspections. The IAEA negotiated a temporary monitoring deal with Iran that satisfied the nuclear watchdog. | The monitoring deal came into effect…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

Vinicius Fontanesi Blum, Sérgio Cimerman, James R Hunter, Paulo Tierno, Acioly Lacerda, Alexandre Soeiro, Florentino Cardoso, Nancy Cristina Bellei, Juliana Maricato, Nathalia Mantovani, Marcella Vassao, Danilo Dias, Juliana Galinskas, Luis Mário Ramos Janini, Joanna Reis Santos-Oliveira, Alda Maria Da-Cruz, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Nitazoxanide superiority to placebo to treat moderate COVID-19 — A Pilot prove of concept randomized double-blind clinical trial. thelancet.com Compared to placebo in clinical and virologic outcomes and improvement of inflammatory outcomes, the superiority of NTZ warrants further investigation of this drug for moderate COVID-19 in larger clinical trials. A higher incidence of adverse events in the placebo arm might be attributed to COVID-19 related symptoms.

Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Lara Neves Souza, Maesha Deheragoda, Marianne Samyn, Jemma Day, Anita Verma, Hector Vilca-Melendez, Mohamed Rela, Nigel Heaton, Anil Dhawan (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Outcomes of adults who received liver transplant as young children. thelancet.com This is the largest reported long-term study of biopsychosocial outcomes of pLT recipients with normal liver biochemistry, with follow-up upon completion of physical growth and senior school education. Importantly, despite normal liver function, many patients did not demonstrate 'meaningful survival'. We must refocus our efforts towards better understanding the long-term outcomes of children. A 'meaningful survival' rather than mere survival should be our goal.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Mauritania: NATO's Partner on Africa's Atlantic Coast. news.antiwar.com A NATO delegation consisting of both military and civilian officials has completed a visit to Mauritania. The African nation borders the Atlantic Ocean on its west, Western Sahara to its northwest and Mali to its east. The NATO officials discussed strengthening military collaboration with the country, which has been a member of the military bloc's …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Interceptor Missiles in Poland Cause Concern in Russia. news.antiwar.com Sergey Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister (who the day before said NATO ships in the Black Sea could be directly bombed next time), was cited by TASS today stating his country would reconsider its military plans if the Pentagon goes ahead with stationing Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in Poland. The so-called missile defense interceptors will …

WSWS (2021-06-26). Educators from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio pledge to work to end isolation of Volvo strikers. wsws.org At our meeting Thursday night, committee members pledged to broaden awareness and support for the Volvo strike as widely as possible among educators and other workers in our region.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multibillion-dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multi-billion dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Editor (2021-06-26). Pentagon whistleblower under investigation after warning about risks of war with China over Taiwan. mronline.org Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl has been part of the United States Marine Corps for over four decades. He spent the last months trying to warn U.S. government officials and the public of the threat of becoming entangled in a war with China over Taiwan. | June 26, 2021…

Editor (2021-06-26). Don't allow another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. mronline.org Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. | June 26, 2021 | Newswire…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-26). Around the World in 8 Minutes: COPINH demands conviction of David Castillo. peoplesdispatch.org As the trial of David Castillo inches towards the end, COPINH and the family of Berta Cáceres have called for an end to impunity for those involved in planning her assassination…

Staff (2021-06-26). 26 June, Online Event: #Save_Israa event with sister and son of Palestinian prisoner Israa Jaabis (Arabic, Spanish). samidoun.net Saturday, 26 June Online Event (Live translation: Arabic and Spanish) 12 pm Pacific -3 pm Eastern — 9 pm central Europe — 10 pm Palestine Join on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/81577264737 Many people may not know why so many Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails. We must understand that, when living under occupation, any reason or no reason (for example, in the case of administrative detention) may be used to imprison those who fight for their natural, human and political rights. In the Zionist occupation prisons and interrogation rooms, systematic torture is considered routine and legal, espec…

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Bolivia's Central Workers' Federation Calls for Unity. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Bolivia's Central Workers' Federation (COB) called on Bolivian social movements to deepen the unity and hard work to regain the country's social and economic standards. | RELATED: | COB members held a commemorative act for the 42nd anniversary of the foundation of the Single Confederation of Bolivian Rural Workers (CSUTCB). | President Luis Arce praised rural workers' contribution to the recovery of democracy…

Staff (2021-06-26). Venezuela Celebrates Battle of Carabobo Bicentennial & Bolivarian Army Day with Civic-Military Parade (Photos). orinocotribune.com This June 24, Venezuela celebrated the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo and Bolivarian Army Day with a civic-military parade on the Campo de Carabobo in a ceremony led by the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), Nicolás Maduro. | More than twelve thousand combatants from different components of the FANB participated, including cadets, officers, troops and special forces, made up of patriotic men and women, who reaffirmed that Venezuela is free, sovereign and independent. | Representatives of the Executive Cabinet, the Military High Command a…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-26). Venezuelan Navy Vessel Hugo Chávez Patrols the Atlantic Coast 'in the Face of Imperial Provocations in Guyana'. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Navy vessel Hugo Chávez, specialized in coastal surveillance, has been sent to patrol the Atlantic coast of Venezuela, as a "response to the imperialist provocation of US military exercises in Guyana." This was communicated by Venezuelan Defense Minister General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López, on June 24, during his closing speech at the civic-military parade commemorating the Carabobo Bicentennial. | Padrino López stated that "our Navy, our Military, and our Bolivarian Militia are there on site," and emphasized that the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) is resolved to continue along the patr…

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-26). 'Turning right, repressing left'. zcomm.org How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course…

Editor (2021-06-26). The case of Alex Saab — U.S. abduction of Venezuelan diplomat, a global challenge. mronline.org The case involves the kidnapping of a diplomat by the world's sole superpower locked in an unequal struggle to destroy the formerly prosperous, oil rich country of Venezuela. | June 26, 2021 | Newswire…

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). The Qur'an and Black Lives Matter (Podcast). juancole.com My interview is at Renovatio concerning my forthcoming article on equality in the Qur'an, which I wrote in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The audio is embedded here: Renovatio's notes: "God's creativity is seen as an expression of the divine will and those blessed with insight can perceive it as such, and perhaps …

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). Forms of Equality in Late Antiquity and in the Qur'an (Podcast). juancole.com My interview is at Renovatio concerning my forthcoming article on equality in the Qur'an, which I wrote in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The audio is embedded here: Renovatio's notes: "God's creativity is seen as an expression of the divine will and those blessed with insight can perceive it as such, and perhaps …

Josmar Trujillo (2021-06-26). The Thin Blue Lies Behind Crime Wave Hype. commondreams.org Attempts to tie violent crime to the racial justice movement has been an ongoing theme for the right since Black Lives Matter entered mainstream national discourse.

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison for murder of George Floyd. challenge-magazine.org Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison for his murder of George Floyd last year. Judge Peter Cahill explained the sentence is based on Chauvin's "abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown." Chauvin was convicted of three charges in April: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. | It was Mr Floyd's murder that sparked the series of Black Lives Matter protests last year after a video of his death, recorded by passer-by Darnella Frazier, emerged online. | For Mr Floyd's sister,…

Dongsheng News (2021-06-26). News on China | No. 56. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

Kim Petersen (2021-06-26). The Canadian Greenhouse and Genocide. dissidentvoice.org In February I wrote, As a rule, basic decency would require that one clean up one's own yard (except in Canada's case, the yard was stolen from its Indigenous peoples) before criticizing someone else's yard. This was in response to a plurality of members of parliament in Canada condemning China for committing genocide in the …

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Chinese vaccines effective against COVID-19 Delta variant: top epidemiologist. ecns.cn China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said on Friday that Chinese vaccines are effective against the COVID-19 Delta variant, and he urged more people to be vaccinated.

Richard Lane (2021-06-26). [Perspectives] Li Song: driving China's maternal and child health transformation. thelancet.com Li Song is not deterred by the responsibilities of her role as Director General of the Department of Women and Children's Health at China's National Health Commission (NHC), a post she has held since March, 2021, having worked in the department for the past 19 years. "I constantly remind myself how women hold up half the sky, and that children are the future of humankind, core values at the heart of our work", she says.

Mary K. Foley, Samuel D. Searle, Ali Toloue, Ryan Booth, Alec Falkenham, Darryl Falzarano, Salvatore Rubino, Magen E. Francis, Mara McNeil, Christopher Richardson, Jason LeBlanc, Sharon Oldford, Volker Gerdts, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Barry Clarke, Kenneth Rockwood, David J. Kelvin, Alyson A. Kelvin (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Centenarians and extremely old people living with frailty can elicit durable SARS-CoV-2 spike specific IgG antibodies with virus neutralization functions following virus infection as determined by serological study. thelancet.com The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2) has led to more than 165 million COVID-19 cases and >3.4 million deaths worldwide. Epidemiological analysis has revealed that the risk of developing severe COVID-19 increases with age. Despite a disproportionate number of older individuals and long-term care facilities being affected by SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, very little is understood about the immune responses and development of humoral immunity in the extremely old person after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-06-26). Video: The Fraudulent Corona Pandemic. Crimes against Humanity. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca Watch this video till the end, a statement by the lead lawyer in the alliance of global lawyers going after the criminals involved in the international virus network that started the previous "Swine Flu" Pandemic and now, the current Covid-19 …

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Argentina Extends Health Measures To Curb the COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announced new measures reducing the number of citizens allowed to enter the South American nation. | RELATED: | "This is about delaying as much as possible the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain, which has already infected over 70 countries in the world," said Vizzotti during a press conference. | The government extended all health measures until Jul. 9. Besides ke…

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Delta variant infections on sharp rise in U.S. ecns.cn The Delta variant infection cases in the United States have increased rapidly recently, accounting for one fifth of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-06-26). [World Report] Colombians protest over inequities and health care. thelancet.com Protests have continued over inequalities, including in the health system, as COVID-19 worsens disparities. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

WSWS repost (2021-06-26). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Caroline Lewis (2021-06-26). America's Largest Health Care Union Vows to Fight Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Iran To Start Production of COVID-19 Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, officials from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that Iran would be the first country in the Middle East to produce the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | "The home-produced Sputnik V vaccine will join the general vaccination campaign next week," Iranian government's spokesman Ali Rabiei said. | Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi declared that his gov…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). Why is Cuba's Vaccine Named 'Abdala'? orinocotribune.com On June 21, Cuban scientists announced that COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'Abdala' had demonstrated an The name Abd…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Rohini Dutta, Tarinee Kucchal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's pain: beyond COVID-19 case numbers and mortality rates. thelancet.com The premature relaxation of safety measures, the mass gatherings, the insufficient vaccine roll-outs, and the spread of highly virulent COVID-19 variants have brought India's health system to its knees. This issue has attracted much scrutiny and international criticism over the failures of the administration. However, the Editors1 do not look beyond the numbers or shed sufficient light on the plight of the Indian public.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Cuban vaccine proven over 92% effective as US-blockade persists. challenge-magazine.org This week, the Cuban government announced the effectiveness of two of the country's COVID-19 vaccines. 'Soberana 2' was declared to be 62% effective after two doses, with a third booster dose expected to increase this number further. Even more impressively, the 'Abdala' vaccine was announced as 92.28% effective after two doses, in last stage clinical trials. Cuba has reported a total of 169,365 COVID-19 cases and 1,170 deaths from COVID-19. It is expected that these homegrown vaccines, the first to emerge from Latin America, will greatly speed up the country's vaccination programme which has so far seen approx…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

Dhavendra Kumar, Madhukar Mittal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 emergency: overarching conclusions belie facts. thelancet.com The Editors1 draw attention to India's economic capabilities, the challenges of a huge diverse population, and the dangers of false optimism amidst a second wave of SARS-CoV-2. However, some overarching conclusions belie facts and evidence.

Jean-Jacques Parienti, Thierry Prazuck, Laure Peyro-Saint-Paul, Anna Fournier, Cécile Valentin, Sylvie Brucato, Renaud Verdon, Aymeric Sève, Mathilda Colin, Fabien Lesne, Jérome Guinard, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Julia Dina, Astrid Vabret, Laurent Hocqueloux (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Effect of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricitabine on nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral load burden amongst outpatients with COVID-19: A pilot, randomized, open-label phase 2 trial. thelancet.com In this pilot study of outpatients adult with recent non-severe COVID-19, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate plus emtricitabine appeared to accelerate the natural clearance of nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral burden. These findings support the conduct of larger trials of tenofovir-based therapies for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.

Nita Radhakrishnan, Devendra Kumar Gupta (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 response: science first. thelancet.com The Editorial1 about India's COVID-19 emergency was disappointing to read and does not behove a venerated journal such as The Lancet.

Siddhesh Zadey (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's problem of data and deaths. thelancet.com India felt the wrath of the pandemic during the second COVID-19 wave. Although multiple immediate socio ≠political factors, which were pointed out by the Editors,1 are to be blamed for the catastrophe, there is a distal yet chronic cause for India's problems: the data crisis. Except for a few state-led efforts, India still does not have an official, publicly available, nationwide, high-resolution (at the city or village level) epidemiological and health capacity data library on COVID-19. Such data would have helped to identify the potential crisis of oxygen supply and other resources, in turn averting deaths.

Aayush Visaria, Tina Dharamdasani (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] The complex causes of India's 2021 COVID-19 surge. thelancet.com We agree that the Indian Government has, knowingly or unknowingly, faltered in its role to control the COVID-19 pandemic.1 However, these criticisms should at least be partly qualified by an acknowledgment of the sheer complexity of the required operation in India.

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns. challenge-magazine.org This comes after a disastrous term as Health Secretary which has seen countless scandals as well as Hancock's oversight over the worst handling of COVID-19 in all of Europe, which has now killed over 128,000 people. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party had continued to back Hancock, refusing to sack the health secretary despite the pressure to do so from the general public.

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