2021-06-28: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Harsh Response From Minsk: Belarus Withdrew From EU's Eastern Partnership, Prepared More Surprises For Brussels. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN | On June 28, Belarus suspended its participation in the EU's Eastern Partnership initiative, according to the statement by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. Such a move was a response to the introduction of new sanctions against 78 persons an…

_____ (2021-06-28). Curated Discourse, Narrative Artists and the Coming Conflicts. strategic-culture.org If sanctions are not lifted, Iran will hit back. And Israel will try to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear programme. The two will clash. | Here we go again. The narrative is being set. President Assad's name cannot not be uttered in the West, save with a 'chemical weapons', and a 'killing his own people' gibe. It is just not permitted — even though this truth is

Nino Pagliccia (2021-06-28). US-EU-Canada: A Shameless Admission of Punishing Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jun 26, 2021 | The US State Department posted a The actual message comes two thirds of the way down the note: "We welcome substantive, credible advancements to restore core democratic processes and institutions in Venezuela and are willing to review sanctions policies based on meaning…

Berry Craig (2021-06-28). Sen. Roy Blunt confirms: GOP is the party of Jim Crow. peoplesworld.org "The country's been well served by elections run by state and local officials who could respond to state and local problems," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., explaining his vote to block debate over the For the People Act. The legislation is designed to keep "state and local officers" from "solving state and local problems"—like minority …

Staff (2021-06-28). Conclusion to Second Week of Automated Voting System's Comprehensive Audit—21N Venezuela's Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Friday June 25, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) completed the second week of the Comprehensive Audit of the Venezuelan Automated Voting System, which began last Monday, June 14, in preparation for the regional and municipal mega-elections that will take place on Sunday, November 21, the electoral body reported through its Twitter account @cneesvzla. | A spokesperson for the group of academic experts—participants in the process alongside representatives of all political parties—considered the assessment to be progressing as planned. | Likewise, they complimented the high technical level…

WSWS (2021-06-28). All of France's regional presidents re-elected amid mass abstention. wsws.org Over 65 percent of voters abstained from the second round of the French regional elections, which saw social-democratic and Gaullist incumbents keep their seats.

WSWS (2021-06-28). This week in history: June 28-July 4. wsws.org 25 years ago: Yeltsin claims reelection as president of RussiaOn July 3, 1996, Boris Yeltsin won the Russian Federation's presidential runoff election in a vote widely viewed by the population as fraudulent. The election set the stage for future social upheavals and political crises in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Staff (2021-06-28). Diosdado Cabello: High Turnout in PSUV Primaries Application Process — Preliminary Results. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, June 27, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, informed through his Instagram account @mazo4f that the nomination process for candidates for the mega-elections of November 21 has been carried out in a transparent manner with a high turnout and spirit. | From the counting center of the PSUV primaries nomination process, Cabello praised the high participation of the party's revolutionary membership in the voting. "People have realized the purity of this process, the greatness of this process, and haveattended en masse to make their nominations and…

Dostmohammad Punjabi (2021-06-28). Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran. thenation.com Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-28). US Insists Hadi Is Only Legitimate Government in Yemen. news.antiwar.com Yemen's Arab Spring uprisings culminated in a bizarre election endorsed by the US and the UN. The February 2012 "election," such as it was, saw Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi running uncontested in a vote for a 2-year term in office. The vote only allowed a "yes" answer, and unsurprisingly Hadi claimed 100% support. | Not exactly a free election, but this is the sole basis on which Hadi can claim a political mandate. When his two-year term failed to pass an election law, he unilaterally extended his term another year, and so on. A decade later, Hadi still claims to be president, even though he's never run for election…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-28). Mass D.C. rally speakers: Freedom Riders intensify voting rights drive. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Facing a sea of red-shirted Unite Here Freedom Riders, speakers at a mass D.C. rally urged them—and the rest of the country—to step up the pressure on Congress to ensure and restore full voting rights for the entire nation, and especially for people of color whom Republicans want to rob of the right to …

WSWS (2021-06-28). No confidence motion tabled by far-right topples Sweden's Social Democrat-led government. wsws.org The successful no-confidence vote, the first in Swedish history, was initiated by Jimmy Akesson, head of the fascistic Sweden Democrats, and endorsed by the conservative Moderates and Christian Democrats, and ex-Stalinist Left Party…

Bjartmar Oddur àûeyr Alexandersson (2021-06-28). Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment. globalresearch.ca We bring to the …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Key witness against Assange admits to lying in exchange for US immunity. wsws.org The US indictment against Assange is based on fabrications concocted by American spies and a convicted Icelandic conman and pedophile who functioned as their stool pigeon.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Key witness against Assange admits to lying in exchange for US immunity. wsws.org The US indictment against Assange is based on fabrications concocted by American spies and a convicted Icelandic conman and peodophile who functioned as their stoolpigeon.

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-28). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

Staff (2021-06-28). Key Witness in US Case Against Julian Assange Admits to Lying to Get Immunity. truthout.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stu…

Staff (2021-06-28). Attorney: U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart, as Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity. democracynow.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stundin, the convicted hacker Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson falsely claimed he was a prominent WikiLeaks representative instru…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Protests and coup threats as Peru enters fourth week without certification of presidential vote. wsws.org There is growing popular unrest in Peru in the face of what has been described as a slow-motion coup to overturn the election of Pedro Castillo as president.

Editor (2021-06-28). The imminent coup in Peru. mronline.org 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. | June 28, 2021…

Mario Wainfeld (2021-06-28). Argentina — Perspectivas, qué se pone en juego en el Congreso: Un vistazo sobre las elecciones que vienen. globalizacion.ca El ex presidente estadounidense Donald Trump denunció fraude, una caterva impresentable de republicanos copó el Capitolio meses atrás. Keiko Fujimori, la candidata peruana a presidenta abonada a la derrota tras definición por penales, denuncia fraude y opera para impedir que…

_____ (2021-06-28). Strikers Across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change. popularresistance.org What started as a Colombian protest against a regressive tax bill has become a national strike against police brutality and poverty. | The administration of President Ivan Duque has already pulled back the tax reform and the finance minister has resigned, but people are angry and marches and road blocks continue. Unions, student groups, and other organizations have formed a National Strike Committee which is negotiating with the government, demanding transformational change. | Among the strike committee's demands are guaranteed health care during the pandemic, a universal basic income, and a commitment to protect…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at 2 months of Colombia's National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more…

Paul Dobson (2021-06-28). US, EU, Canada Impose Conditions for Possible Sanctions 'Review'. venezuelanalysis.com Washington and its allies demanded Caracas show "meaningful progress" in talks with Guaidó and upholding "international standards for democracy."

James E. Garcia (2021-06-28). OPINION: For Today's GOP, Democracy Isn't Worth Defending. latinorebels.com The failure by a single Republican to back last Tuesday's procedural vote simply to begin debate on the For the People Act suggests that, in their eyes, democracy as we've known it is no longer worth defending.

Elie Mystal (2021-06-28). Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion. thenation.com Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-06-28). Cold War Nostalgia is not a Policy: Joe Biden needs a New, less Militaristic Vision for America. juancole.com "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly …

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-28). Amanda Gorman: A vital new voice of the struggle. peoplesworld.org The minute Amanda Gorman stepped to the microphone Jan. 20, 2021, and started reciting her poem, "The Hill We Climb," the crowd fell silent on the West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. It was Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. The audience, separated by COVID-19 protocol, was overcome with awe. Gorman is such a slender, small, young …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). US conducts yet another round of airstrikes on Syria, Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org The airstrike on Syria was the second since Joe Biden assumed office. According to Syrian Arab News Agency, one child and three adults were killed in the attack…

_____ (2021-06-28). US Again Bombs Nations On Other Side Of The World In 'Self-Defense'. popularresistance.org The US is again illegally bombing nations on the other side of the planet which it has invaded and occupied and branded this murderous aggression as "defensive". | "At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region," reads a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby. "The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-28). Delta Variant Propaganda: COVID Mongering Biden, Fauci and Jab Extremists Are Stoking Fears to Deny Freedoms. globalresearch.ca

Susan D'Agostino (2021-06-28). The Crimes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Four Senators Ask Biden to Clear Oppenheimer's Name. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-06-28). Don't Allow Another US-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. orinocotribune.com This is a joint statement from the Paternalistic US government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the US-led NATO

Brian Garvey (2021-06-28). Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice. covertactionmagazine.com UN World Food Program says that "400,000 children may die in Yemen this year without urgent intervention" The struggle to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen has run into another obstacle. This time it's partisanship. But it isn't Republican opposition blocking Joe Biden's promise to end U.S. participation in the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. …

Moderator (2021-06-28). Biden's Lawless Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry Funding Both Parties. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons) By Glenn Greenwald For the second time in the five months since he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Syria, and for the first time, he also bombed Iraq. The rationale offered was the same as Biden's first air attack in February: The U.S., in the words of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby… |

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-28). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On the Downhill Slope. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Though he's seldom thought of that way, Joe Biden was, to my mind, Trumpian in his first global trip as president. After all, he delivered a fantasy to much of the world, as well as his own citizenry. …

Global Research News (2021-06-28). Selected Articles: Fauci and the Biden Admin Are Purposely Deceiving Us About the 'Delta Variant' Threat. globalresearch.ca By Prominent actors within the U.S. government have been lying to the American people about COVID-19 for 18 months and …

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-28). Corporate power and abuse is a root cause of migration. peoplesworld.org During U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's recent visit to Guatemala, where she urged Central Americans "not to come" to her country, she also emphasized that the migration problem must be attacked at its "root causes," which have become a central theme of the Biden administration's approach to the region. While it is key to address …

_____ (2021-06-28). Increasing Pressure On China. popularresistance.org Each week the Pacific is getting even more crowded with military ships, submarines and aircraft from countries in the region and from outside. NATO countries- United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands- are sending military vessels and aircraft. The Russian navy conducted military maneuvers off Hawai'i. The U.S. is on the verge of creating a permanent Pacific naval task force as a part of its aggressive response to China's naval presence in the Pacific. The largest land exercise in Asia and the Pacific is taking place in Australia with 17,000 U.S. and Australian military. | In March 2021, President Biden…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). U.S. Airstrike Hits PMU Positions, Four Fighters Killed, As Well As Civilian Child. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27th, the U.S. military carried out air strikes against Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Iraq-Syria border area. | The attacks took place under US President Joe Biden's order and in retaliation for drone attacks by the groups against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. | PMU sources reported that four PMU members were killed as a result of the strikes. | The victims were members of the PMU 14th Brigade, who were killed as a result of the bombardment…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 14:40:48 -0400 (2021-06-28). Biden EPA Lining Up With Chemical Industry Against Push to Curb Microplastics: Greenpeace. commondreams.org "Banning advertisements from fossil fuel corporations is a turnkey opportunity for social media companies to show they are serious about protecting our planet."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 13:57:46 -0400 (2021-06-28). As Key Suspect Tried, Encampment Demands Justice for Berta C√°ceres. commondreams.org "While you might expect Trump's EPA to align with the oil and chemical industry against protections for the American people from potentially harmful plastic chemicals, the Biden administration must do better."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 12:14:34 -0400 (2021-06-28). Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a 'Blatant and Unacceptable Violation' of Sovereignty. commondreams.org "We will sit here until you commit to the side of climate justice, commit to an American Jobs Plan written with bold ambition against the climate crisis."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 04:52:35 -0400 (2021-06-28). Fresh Demands for Immediate US Withdrawal as Biden Administration Bombs Iraq, Syria. commondreams.org "There will not be a bipartisan infrastructure deal without a reconciliation bill that substantially improves the lives of working families and combats the existential threat of climate change."

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-06-28). Fresh Demands for Immediate US Withdrawal as Biden Administration Bombs Iraq, Syria. commondreams.org "The easiest way to protect U.S. forces in Iraq is… for there not to be any U.S. forces in Iraq."

Jason Ditz (2021-06-28). Iraqi Govt Seeks Legal Options to Prevent More US Attacks. news.antiwar.com President Joe Biden seems quite pleased with the result of the Sunday night attacks on areas along the border between Iraq and Syria. He's about the only one, as the targets threaten open war, and Iraq is openly condemning the US violation of Iraqi sovereignty. | To that end, Iraq is promising to study all legal options to the US attack, Th…

Staff (2021-06-28). Sanders Says Progressive Package Must Come With Bipartisan Plan. truthout.org Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said Sunday that he will not support the bipartisan infrastructure plan that the Biden White House "Let me be clear: There will not be a bipartis…

Staff (2021-06-28). Headlines for June 28, 2021. democracynow.org Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Judge Sentences Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murdering George Floyd, WHO Urges Vaccinated People to Keep Taking COVID Precautions as Delta Variant Spreads Across Globe, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in Cases, Biden Says U.S. Will Continue to Support Afghan Gov't After Withdrawal as Taliban Takes New Territory, 9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was Vulnerable, VP Kamala Harris Visits El Paso on U.S.-Mexico Bord…

sputniknews (2021-06-28). Trump Organisation's Lawyers Face Deadline to Dissuade NY Prosecutors From Criminal Charges: Report. sputniknews.com In May, the New York Attorney General's office informed the Trump Organisation that its investigation into the latter's affairs is no longer "purely civil", but criminal.

Staff (2021-06-28). GOP Congressional Candidate Used Campaign Funds to Take Part in Capitol Breach. truthout.org A Republican candidate for Congress reportedly used campaign funds to travel from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., to attend the January 6 rally by then-President Donald Trump, subsequently taking part in the violent breach of the United States Capitol building on the same day. |

Thom Hartmann (2021-06-28). Here comes Donald Trump's Final Massacre. counterpunch.org While multimillionaire well-vaccinated Fox "News" hosts continue to sow doubt about masks and Covid vaccines to jack up the billions in revenue the channel brings in every year for the Murdoch family, the CEO of a hospital chain in Missouri is begging them to tell the truth. "The Delta variant is in the Ozarks," tweeted

Staff (2021-06-28). Spain's MEP Manu Pineda: 'There is a Global Movement Committed to a Multilateral World'. orinocotribune.com "There is a global movement that is committed to a multilateral world, that is why the empire targets China or Russia, because they can lead a process against the hegemony of the empire," said the European Parliament deputy and head of International Relations for the Communist Party of Spain, José Manuel "Manu" Pineda, during an interview this Sunday, June 27, on the television program Aquí con Ernesto Villegas [here with Ernesto Villegas], hosted by the journalist and Minister for Culture of Venezuela, Ernesto Villegas. | Pineda said that this movement "does not accept that there is a global policeman who tells…

Jay Janson (2021-06-28). Sadly China and Russia Remain Quiet on US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East & Africa. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-06-28). Russia calls for reform of UN Security Council: Lavrov says West has 'excessive representation' and it should include more nations. rt.com The "excessive representation of the West" in decision-making should be limited to create a more balanced world order, with more input from the global east and south, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. | Writing for Moscow daily Kommersant, Lavrov said Western nations had too much power on the United Nations Security Council, and the proposed limitations would democratize international relations. | The Security Council, made up of 15 countries, includes five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There are no permanent representatives from Africa,…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-28). US Wants Space Force Ready for War on the Moon. news.antiwar.com Russia and China have a joint plan to build a Lunar research station, The Pentagon has other ideas, however, envisioning the

Shawgi Tell (2021-06-28). New Jersey State Supreme Court Opposes Public Interest, Endorses Segregated Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Consistent with an antisocial neoliberal outlook, the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled on June 22, 2021 that seven segregated charter schools in Newark can continue to expand. While the court made some perfunctory statements suggesting that it was critical of the well-documented harm caused by privately-operated charter schools, everyone knows that this is a …

Michael T. Hertz (2021-06-28). Supreme Court slices and dices 1789 law protecting non-citizens. nationofchange.org International law in the 21st century has expanded to include the protection of human rights.

_____ (2021-06-28). Supreme Court Allows Gavin Grimm's Victory To Stand. popularresistance.org Washington — The Supreme Court today declined to hear Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, allowing lower court decisions in support of transgender students to stand. | The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit have both ruled that the school board violated Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause by prohibiting Grimm from using the same restrooms as other boys and forcing him to use separate restrooms. | The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear Grimm's case at an earlier stage of the litigation in 2017, but the case was sent back to…

Moderator (2021-06-28). 'Incredible Victory' for Trans Rights: Supreme Court Rejects School Bathroom Case. scheerpost.com Wikimedia Commons) By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams In what civil rights advocates hailed as "an incredible victory," the United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a former Virginia high school student who in 2015 sued his county board of education over its policy of denying transgender pupils use of restrooms corresponding with their gender identity. |

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 11:24:20 -0400 (2021-06-28). 'Incredible Victory' for Trans Rights: Supreme Court Rejects School Bathroom Case. commondreams.org "We call for calm and to avoid escalation in all its forms," the Iraqi statement added.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-28). Iran Has Achieved its "Empowerment", so What Will the West Choose? libya360.wordpress.com Elijah J. Magnier Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and the new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi- The Islamic Republic of Iran reached the level of "empowerment" (Tamkeen) with the arrival of Ibrahim Raisi to the presidency, the highest executive authority of the pyramid in harmony with the supreme leader, Wali al-Faqih Khamenei, and with the…

Staff (2021-06-28). Should Justice Breyer Retire? Adam Cohen Says 82-Year-Old Can Prevent 7-2 Conservative Majority. democracynow.org We speak with legal writer and author Adam Cohen about the growing question of whether liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should step down so that he can be replaced while there is a Democratic president and Senate. Justice Breyer is 82 and the oldest member of the high court. "If Breyer doesn't step down now, there's a very real chance that Republicans will eventually fill that seat and maybe turn a 6-3 conservative majority, which has already been terrible, into a 7-2 conservative majority," Cohen says.

Staff (2021-06-28). "Setback for Unions": Farmworkers Fought to Allow Unions Access During Breaks. Supreme Court Says No. democracynow.org The Supreme Court has ruled 6 to 3 that a California labor law violated the constitutional rights of property owners by giving union organizers access to workers on privately owned farms during their work breaks. The union-busting decision strikes down a crucial part of a landmark 1975 labor law that was the United States' first to recognize agricultural workers' rights to collective bargaining and grew out of efforts by the United Farm Workers to demand better pay and working conditions for California's agricultural workers. "This ruling is a setback for unions, for workers' rights," says Camila Chávez, executiv…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-28). EPI panel, govt. official warn companies want a 'piece work' society. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Intentional employer "misclassification" of workers as "independent contractors," stripping them of minimum wages, overtime pay, jobless aid, workers comp, and the right to unionize, is not just a "gig economy" problem, two advocates, and a top enforcement official warn. Instead, it's an increasing tactic of bosses to degrade and exploit workers from coast to coast. …

Staff (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel, former senator and vocal critic of US militarism, dies. therealnews.com Along with being a virulent and outspoken critic of the US war machine, the former Democratic senator for Alaska made history in 1971 by entering the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record.

_____ (2021-06-28). The Horrific Truths About Indian Boarding Schools Are Gaining Attention. popularresistance.org Due in part to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the horrific truths about what children and their families endured and the graves of the children who were murdered in the residential schools are being uncovered. The residential schools originated in the United States, which has yet to recognize their existence and what happened in them. That may be starting to change after many decades of activism to raise awareness and now an initiative by Secretary of the Interior Haaland. Clearing the FOG speaks with Matt Remle, an indigenous human rights activist about the history of the boarding schools, their p…

Jim Miles (2021-06-28). War: How Conflict Shaped Us. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Bryan Shuman (2021-06-28). Yellowstone Is Losing Its Snow as the Climate Warms, and that Means Widespread Problems for Water and Wildlife. globalresearch.ca

Josh Frank (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel (RIP). counterpunch.org On this special episode of CounterPunch Radio, Eric pays tribute to former Senator Mike Gravel who passed away this week at the age of 91. The interview was recorded March 5, 2013 just hours after the news of the death of Hugo Chavez. Gravel was a man of principle who used his position in the US Senate to fight against the draft and the War in Vietnam, and who famously used used his filibuster to read the Pentagon Papers into the congressional record, thereby making the revelations about US crimes in Vietnam US historical fact, rather than something consigned to history books. Mike was an anti-imperialist and ant…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Ignoring warnings of a third COVID-19 wave, Indian government eases restrictions. wsws.org Seizing on relative declines in the number of daily coronavirus cases and deaths, the Modi government and its state counterparts are creating the conditions for another deadly surge.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Deaths of three Detroit-area autoworkers reflect deepening social crisis. wsws.org The accidental deaths last week include a worker killed by a train at a railroad crossing after her shift, a drug overdose by a worker at Warren Stamping and an unconfirmed overdose by a third worker at Warren Truck.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Leaked documents confirm UK discussed possible military response by Russia to Black Sea/Crimea provocation. wsws.org The documents confirm that the UK was aware of a possible hostile response by Russia and decided to proceed anyway.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-28). Communiqué of the Libyan People's National Movement to the Peoples of ALBA-TCP. libya360.wordpress.com We aspire to rehabilitate our historical relationship and build the bridges of our extension and fraternal contact with our brothers of the same trench in Latin America and the Caribbean. Your Excellencies Heads of States and Governments of ALBA: Warm greetings, While your summit XIX in Caracas, please receive a warm greeting from us, the…

Juan Cole (2021-06-28). A Litany of Failure: Nearly 20 Years Later, the US is Still Bombing Iraq, and Iraq is Still Condemning Israeli Occupation of Palestine. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — When the architects of the illegal 2003 Bush Administration war on Iraq imagined the country nearly twenty years later, they did not foresee that the US would still be bombing it in 2021 in revenge for Iraqi militia attacks on US troops. In fact, Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of …

Andrew Emett (2021-06-28). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder. nationofchange.org "Now, as Derek Chauvin faces years behind bars, we must come together around our common humanity and continue on towards justice for all."

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). NATO never held accountable for war crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO never held accountable for war crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry Both Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and the Russian government news agency TASS have been bolder in condemning NATO aggression in the past week than in any other time in memory. Recently Zakharova denounced the role of NATO nations in engineering the …

Moderator (2021-06-28). America's Deadliest Experiment Has Reached a Dead-End. scheerpost.com John Sonderman / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Andrew Bacevich / TomDispatch "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly aware that its publication qualified as a… |

Dean Baker (2021-06-28). When We Keep Giving Money to Rich People, Why Are We Surprised by Inequality? cepr.net I know I harp a lot on all the ways we structure the market to redistribute income upward, but that's because we keep digging in deeper on these policies, and almost no one else talks about it. I get that it's cool to talk about all sorts of tax and transfer schemes to redistribute some …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-28). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). 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 …

Jake Johnson (2021-06-28). Dire Warnings as Covid Delta Variant Runs Rampant in Unvaccinated Missouri. zcomm.org "If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good," said one health official in Missouri. "We will be the canary."

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Beginners Guide to Understand Body Armor. southfront.org (Credit: Pixabay) | In the past few years, violence and gun-related incidences have been on the rise where hundreds and thousands of people were left unprepared during these threat situations. Because of this, purchasing body armor has been part of people's survival list whether you are a police officer, in the army, a judge, lawyer, or a civilian living near a war zone. Ballistics vests are created to protect the individual from handguns, shotguns, rifles, and even knife-related attacks. These vests have been beneficial in pr…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Chaos And Insecurity In Somalia. southfront.org Al-Shabaab has in the past year staged multiple attacks against African Union bases in Somalia [Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/File]Militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group have captured a military unit in central Somalia. The terrorist attack in the village of Vasil was carried out with a car loaded with explosives in front of a military checkpoint, followed by a storm by the assault groups. | According to the al-Shabaab's sources, more than thirty soldiers from the 21st Division of the Somali…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Iraq On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, US warplanes attacked Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada positions 15 km south of al-Qaem town. Four people reportedly were killed | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Qadesiyah area | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Babil area | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Baghdad area | On June 2…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Rocket Fire Targeted U.S. Forces Near Omar Oil Field In Syria's Deir Ezzor. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 28, heavy rocket fire hits the base near the Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor, where the US Armed Forces are deployed. The attack came in response to The pro-Iranian militants of the Liwa Abu al-Fadhal Al-Abbas group fired at least eight rockets towards the US Armed Forces located at the Om…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Yemen On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 104 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 23 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Souh area | On June 27, Ansar Allah attacked positions of Saudi coalition in King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait, a military camp in Najran and Abha Airport with fiv…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Syria On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 33 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On June 27, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Safuhin and Fatirah | On June 27, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On June 27, unknown gunmen killed an SDF commander in al-Hassan village…

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Commentary: Transgender movement beats Louisiana's 4 bigoted bills. fightbacknews.org Baton Rouge, LA – On June 22, Governor John Bell Edwards vetoed Louisiana's transgender sports ban, the state's last anti-transgender bill. The legislation was Louisiana's second attempted sports ban this year, on top of two failed healthcare bans. | But the courageous and relentless trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) movement beat all four of Louisiana's anti-trans bills. TGNC Louisianans' story reminds us of what LGBT+ Pride looks like: fighting for our dignity and winning. | How the evangelical Republicans launched their attack | TGNC people are suffering a historic crisis. States passed more anti-trans l…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 10:18:59 -0400 (2021-06-28). When It Comes to War, Americans Remain Willfully and Incorrigibly Ignorant. commondreams.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 16:02:08 -0400 (2021-06-28). Coal Miners Strike in Alabama: 'Warrior Met Coal Ain't Got No Soul!'. commondreams.org &nbsp…

John C. A. Manley (2021-06-28). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca Important article by John C. A Manley. First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Revolution Books (2021-06-28). Sunday 7/4: Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion – Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Relative of Seth (2021-06-28). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). NATO Never Held Accountable for War Crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry. news.antiwar.com Both Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and the Russian government news agency TASS have been bolder in condemning NATO aggression in the past week than in any other time in memory. Recently Zakharova denounced the role of NATO nations in engineering the deadly coup in Ukraine seven years ago, the violent overthrow of a …

Jason Ditz (2021-06-28). ISIS Claims Attack on Iraqi Power Station. news.antiwar.com ISIS has issued a statement over the weekend According to the ministry, the Katyusha rockets hit the Salah al-Din Power Station, and did "severe damage" to the generating unit. It is unclear if anyone was killed in the attacks. | This is one of the biggest ISIS-claimed attacks in Iraq in over a year, as the group has fired some rockets here and…

news.un (2021-06-28). Despite advances, terrorist threats continues to persist and diversify. news.un.org Although the fight against terrorism has made important advances in thwarting attacks across the world, the UN chief said on Monday that threats continue to persist and diversify.

news.un (2021-06-28). No place for children in conflict, UN chief tells Security Council. news.un.org The disregard for children's rights amid war and upheaval "is shocking and heartbreaking", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday during a high-level open debate in the Security Council, held virtually.

Mat Ward (2021-06-28). 10 new albums that resist racists and fascists. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Mat Ward (2021-06-28). Ten new albums that resist racists and fascists. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Staff (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel RIP: Watch the Senator's Stunning 2007 Speech on How He Made the Pentagon Papers Public. democracynow.org Mike Gravel, former presidential candidate and Democratic U.S. senator from Alaska, has died at the age of 91. We look at how, in the 1970s, Gravel was fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War and the draft and played a seminal role in the release of the Pentagon Papers, the 7,000 pages of top-secret documents outlining the secret history of the U.S. War in Vietnam. While the papers were leaked to The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gravel spearheaded a one-man push on June 29, 1971, to read some 4,100 pages of the document into the Congressional Record, so that it would become public record and then anyone co…

Staff (2021-06-28). 30 June, Montreal: Free Palestine — Justice for Nizar Banat! Down with PA collaboration with Israel! samidoun.net Wednesday, 30 June 5: 30 pm Israeli Consulate-Montreal 1 Westmount Square, Westmount, Quebec Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/238405081138094/ Justice for Nizar Banat! Freedom for Palestine — down with the PA coordination and collaboration with the Israeli occupation! Join us to demand an end to the Oslo regime of security coordination that works in the interests of the Israeli colonial occupation. Demand justice for Nizar Banat, brutally murdered by Palestinian Authority "security forces," trained by Canada, the U.S. and the European Union to serve Israeli interests. We struggle for a free Palestine…

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-28). Palestinian Authority forces are Israel's foot soldiers. electronicintifada.net Nizar Banat was a fierce critic of the collaborationist Palestinian Authority.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-28). Hollow justice of the settler state. electronicintifada.net Israel's high court rubber-stamps subjugation of Palestinians.

Celina della Croce (2021-06-28). How a U.S. Congressman Took on the U.S. Blockade Against Venezuela. counterpunch.org On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted U.S.-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 tweetedan open letter to President Joe

Bruno Rodríguez Padilla (2021-06-28). " °Cuenten todos con Cuba en la primera fila de esta batalla por la vida, por la dignidad, por la paz y por la justicia!" globalizacion.ca Discurso del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba en la XIX Cumbre del ALBA-TCP. 24 de junio de 2021 | Compañero Nicolás Maduro Moros, presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. | Compañero Luis Arce Catacora, presidente del Estado…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-06-28). El partido de Chávez. globalizacion.ca I | Cuando en diciembre de 2006 el Comandante Hugo Chávez propuso la creación del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), como consecuencia del proceso de maduración de las fuerzas revolucionarias y tras la victoria obtenida en las elecciones presidenciales de…

John G. Russell (2021-06-28). Hue and Cry: Racial Erasure and the Unbearable "Tonnage" of Color. counterpunch.org Black lives matter, especially, it seems, when they are transmogrified into white ones — or light ones. This has meant that the opportunity to tell stories, both historical and fictional, focused on black lives has been squandered in a quest, as Quixotic as it is contradictory, to convince ourselves that color doesn't matter, and that issues of race and racism can be engaged without confronting them honestly and directly.

_____ (2021-06-28). A Deadly Contradiction: The Root Of The US- China Conflict. popularresistance.org China' overwhelming objective is clearly economic development, a policy to which it has hewed closely and which it declares for its future. That is no surprise; it is the dream of every developing nation. It is "The Chinese Dream." | If such goals were no more than words on paper, there would be no problem. But China is succeeding as is widely acknowledged now. Its economy surpassed the U.S. in terms of GDP (PPP) in November of 2014 according to the IMF and is growing faster. Over 700 million have been brought out of poverty, with extreme poverty eliminated in 2020. The middle class now comprises over 400 million…

Editor (2021-06-28). How China's idols are working hard to hardly work. mronline.org At a time when seemingly everyone is working more for less, why should idols be any exception? | June 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). Opinion — Asia: Say No To NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Asia: Say No To NATOKishore Mahbubani Excerpts: Something very dangerous happened a few weeks ago when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) held its meeting in Brussels. In its communique after the meeting on June 14, it identified China as a "systemic challenge" to areas "relevant to Alliance security". The implicit message was clear: Nato …

WSWS (2021-06-28). World Health Organization calls for vaccinated people to wear masks as global COVID-19 cases rise. wsws.org The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases globally, which has declined steadily since the end of April, is again beginning to rise as the Delta variant continues to spread internationally.

Peter Koenig (2021-06-28). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

Mordechai Sones (2021-06-28). Lisbon Court Rules Only 0.9% of 'Verified Cases' Died of COVID, Numbering 152, Not 17,000 Claimed. globalresearch.ca Following a citizen's …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Missouri records highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in US. wsws.org The spread of the Delta variant in states with low vaccination rates, including Missouri, is driving up infections and hospitalizations, but government officials continue to place profits ahead of the well-being of their constituents.

The Associated Press (2021-06-28). Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $4B in U.S. Pandemic Funds. latinorebels.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory's fight against COVID-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). 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 (2021-06-28). 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 (2021-06-28). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). 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 …

Israel National News (2021-06-28). Israeli Researchers: 'Rare Autoimmune Disease' Linked to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-28). Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines linked to rare cases of heart inflammation. wsws.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concludes that a heart inflammation called myocarditis has occurred in about 1 in 80,000 vaccinations.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-28). 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…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-28). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Joris Leverink (2021-06-28). Economic Update: How Capitalism Shapes Our Food. roarmag.org In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by profiting from vaccines, and false claims of vaccine profiteers. | In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by former New York Times food-critic Mark Bittman to discuss his new book Animal, Vegetable, Junk. | You can support this show on

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-06-28). How to know if a virus variant can escape vaccine protection. peoplesdispatch.org Amid new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging across the world, experts explain how to ascertain whether a virus strain can escape the protection provided by a vaccine…

news.un (2021-06-28). WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence‚ÄØto improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide. news.un.org Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds "enormous potential" for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Minneapolis takes back Pride. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds marched in the streets of downtown Minneapolis for Taking Back Pride, on June 27. Protesters demanded the conviction of all four officers involved in George Floyd's murder, justice for all victims of police crimes, the prevention of bathroom bills or medical gatekeeping, community control of the police, a stop to Line 3, freedom for all political prisoners and the wrongfully incarcerated, and freedom for Palestine. | These demands were made in keeping with the history of LGBTQI struggle for liberation and its often co-opted legacy of the heroic Stonewall Riot, a fight against the racist…

Editorial Team (2021-06-28). Communists join People's Assembly march in London to hold Tories accountable. challenge-magazine.org Both the Communist Party and Young Communist League were in London on Saturday to join the People's Assembly national demonstration against Boris Johnson's government. The protest in London was calling for the end of both Tory cuts and Tory rule. The march was also supported by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, trade unions and trades councils and other progressive organisations from across Britain.

Angela (2021-06-28). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-28). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-06-28). 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)…

Editor2 (2021-06-28). Bennett's Fragile Hookup with the Zionist Left Offers Little Promise for a Post-Apartheid Israel. orinocotribune.com By Miko Peled — Jun 22, 2021 | On the racist reality of Israeli politics, the absurdity of calling any Zionist party "Left," and why the so-called Zionist Left could join a coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett: their differences are inconsequential. | BIR AL-SABA, PALESTINE — Jumaa Alzbarqa served as a member of the Israeli Knesset for two years. He heads the office of the National Democratic Alliance, or

Staff (2021-06-28). "Why Do Anything at All?" AOC Blasts Kyrsten Sinema's Filibuster Defenses. truthout.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has blasted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-Arizona) defense of the Senate filibuster, arguing that it leads to legislative inaction and fails to consider popular support for Democratic-backed legislation. |

Lynne Mosier (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel, the Maverick from Alaska. counterpunch.org Mike Gravel, a maverick two-term U.S. senator from Alaska (1969-81) and two- time presidential candidate who daringly released Daniel Ellsberg's copy of the top-secret Pentagon Papers in Congress — thus securing the legal precedent for elected officials to inform the electorate on matters that are hidden under the guise of state secrets — has died

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-28). The Insurgency Against Big Oil. counterpunch.org While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken. Three titans of oil fame — Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron — faced a range of decisions in May that promise to dramatically shape their future operations. The point is not negligible,

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-06-28). RAND Corporation Once Again Spreading Anti-Russia Propaganda in Its Reports. globalresearch.ca

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-28). Words Alone will not End Anti-Muslim Terror in Canada. counterpunch.org The killing of a Muslim family on June 6 in Ontario, Canada, again presented an opportunity for Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to brand himself as a voice of reason and communal harmony. However, Trudeau's amiable and reassuring language is designed to veil a sinister reality which has, for many years, hidden the true face

sputniknews (2021-06-28). From 'Soldiers of God' to 'Terrorists': Story of Washington's Broken Promise to Afghan Mujahideen. sputniknews.com The Taliban*, also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is continuing to make gains on the ground. According to some estimates, the IEA has taken from 50 to 90 districts since May 2021, with some of them being seized without a single shot fired. What's behind the Taliban's recent offensive?

Michael Welton (2021-06-28). Sorrow, Shame and Rage: the Wretched Legacy of Canada's Residential Schools. counterpunch.org Canada is in the midst of a serious crisis of sorrow and shame. Recently ground-penetrating radar was used to locate the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, buried at the site of the intimidating Kamloops (Tk'emlups te Secwepemc) Residential School in BC's dry interior. Many Canadians know that many Indigenous children died while attending residential schools: estimates range from 4000 to 6,000. But many Native leaders query this number. It is simply too low.

Kim Petersen (2021-06-28). Dispossession of the Indigenous People's Lands, Missing Children: The Canadian Greenhouse and Genocide. globalresearch.ca

Amiad Horowitz (2021-06-28). Loyalty oaths for teachers in Florida's new Red Scare. peoplesworld.org The Red Scare is back in Florida. As was reported by People's World last month, the Republican-led government of the state has been ramping up its attacks on democracy with a special focus on using the state education system to spread anti-communist ideology. Anti-communism almost always goes hand in hand with the promotion of racism …

Leela Anand (2021-06-28). Sit-in protest at Georgia Dept. of Labor demands state not cut federal UI. liberationnews.org Protesters demanded the Georgia state government retain, not slash, the $300 per week federal unemployment benefits that were extended under the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act during the pandemic.

LIberation Staff Portland (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld vs. tenants as evictions loom. liberationnews.org Between May 19 and June 15, around 11,000 Oregon tenants applied for $73 million in rental assistance.

LIberation Staff Portland (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld over tenants as evictions loom. liberationnews.org Between May 19 and June 15, around 11,000 Oregon tenants applied for $73 million in rental assistance.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Police violence against protesters in Dusseldorf, Germany condemned. peoplesdispatch.org On Saturday, hundreds of people including journalists were injured in police action in Dusseldorf against those who were opposing a law mooted by the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) State government which would penalize certain kinds of protest…

Staff (2021-06-28). After busting union drive, "progressive" vegan company lays off entire production staff. therealnews.com Workers at No Evil Foods labored through a deadly pandemic only to be suddenly notified this month that the company was moving operations out of state and laying off all production staff without severance.

Editorial Team (2021-06-28). Remembering John Ball and the 1381 English Uprising. challenge-magazine.org This summer marks the 640th anniversary of the 1381 English uprising, often known as the Peasants' Revolt | The uprisings in the south east have become the most famous. On their arrival in London, the (largely) disciplined rebels selected political, legal, and ecclesiastical targets associated with the ruling class. Remarkably, rebels managed to get into the Tower of London and decapitate some of the most powerful people in England, including the Archbishop of Canterbury (and Chancellor of England), Simon Sudbury. Elsewhere, rebels negotiated with Richard II and their demands included the end of serfdom and th…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). In Videos: Huge Fire Broke Out In London. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, a huge fire broke out near the Elephant and Castle metro station in London. About 70 firefighters were mobilized on the spot. | According to the media reports, witnesses claimed to have heard an explosion. At the moment, the Metropolitan Police has denied a terrorist attack. | One man was reportedly injured as a result of the explosion. He was treated by London Ambulance Service crews. | A huge plume of smoke rises above the rooftops of the British capital, as evidenced by sev…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Houthis Push Marib, Carry Out Missile And Drone Strike On Saudi Training Camp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, the Houthi spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree claimed of a successful attack on Saudi-led coalition positions in the southern parts of the Kingdom. | He claimed that the Houthis used five ballistic missiles and five drones in a joint operation on "sensitive" military positions in southwestern Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours. | The operation targeted a camp of the Saudi National Guard in Najran, and military positions in Abha International ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). NATO Exercise SeaBreeze 2021 Begins In The Black Sea, Featuring 32 Countries. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, the NATO exercise Sea Breeze 2021 began, also including Ukraine."In the Black Sea region, NATO is strengthening deterrence and defense with joint exercises and maritime patrols such as the upcoming exercise SEA BREEZE 2021. This is good example to how Allies and Partners provide unique training opportunities, designed to enhance readiness, improve collaboration, and interoperability in the Black Sea region." | Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 will take part in the exercis…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). New-Age Cosmopolite: Former Al-Qaeda Commander Granted With Turkish Citizenship After Ukrainian One. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ankara has given "former" al-Qaeda commander Manar Al-Shami Turkish citizenship. | As Turkish politicians continue to talk about deporting Syrian refugees back to Syria, former al-Qaeda commander Manar Al-Shami gets Turkish citizenship. — Lindsey Snell (@LindseySnell) Turkey has long supported the al-Qaed…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). New Violations Of Ceasefire Agreement In Northern Syria — Russian Defense Ministry. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The Russian Ministry of Defense has monitored new violations committed by the militants of the Al-Nusra Front organization, in the de-escalation area in northern Syria. | The Russian Reconciliation Center in Hmeimim stated that Al-Nusra terrorists had carried out 33 attacks on June 27, through rocket and artillery shells, most of them in Idlib countryside, which recorded 15 attacks, while 9 attacks were recorded in Latakia countryside, 4 attacks in the countryside of…

Staff (2021-06-28). Nina Turner Leads Ohio Race, But Corporate Democrats Want to Stop Her. truthout.org When Hillary Clinton endorsed Nina Turner's main opponent recently, it was much more than just an attempt to boost a corporate Democrat. Clinton's

Hugo Murphy (2021-06-28). The Weekly Round-up: Crown courts and protest rights under strain. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Figures published by the Ministry of Justice showed that the backlog of crown court cases had risen to yet another record high: by 31 March this year, there were almost 60,000 outstanding cases, a rise of 45 per cent on the previous year. In the magistrates' courts, that figure stood at 400,000, a rise …

Norman Solomon (2021-06-28). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Glenn Sacks (2021-06-28). Conservative Education Critics Need Not Worry: Our School Curriculum & Textbooks Pose No Threat to the Status Quo. counterpunch.org While public school textbooks and curriculum do throw some sops to us leftist teacher-indoctrinators, they're filled with all that's necessary to perpetuate the status quo. These materials don't lie, exactly, but they distort and omit. The problem often is not what they tell students, but what they don't tell them.

BALASPL (2021-06-28). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

news.un (2021-06-28). UN rights office highlights policing reforms to address systemic racism. news.un.org Radical policing reforms are needed to address systemic racism affecting people of African descent around the world, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday, as her Office published a series of recommendations prompted by the killing of George Floyd.

news.un (2021-06-28). Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report. news.un.org Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-06-28). Don't Allow Another US-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-28). Oregon Landlords' Interests Upheld Vs. Tenants As Evictions Loom. popularresistance.org The State of Oregon's eviction moratorium officially ends on June 30. Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties. Two contrasting interests intersect now that the moratorium is ending: more than 89,000 Oregon renters who owe back rent, and thousands of landlords who lost income in the last year while renters struggled to make ends meet after unprecedented job losses. An estimated $375 million in unpaid rent has accrued since April 2020. | Last week, the Oregon state legislature approved a 60-day hold on evictions…

WSWS (2021-06-28). New York Times report reveals Amazon's abuse of its workers during the pandemic. wsws.org Predictably, the New York Times' investigation uses its findings to sow illusions in the trade unions and Amazon's capacity to reform itself.

Editor (2021-06-28). The thin blue lies behind crime wave hype. mronline.org 2021 as the city, and nation, begin to climb out of a pandemic that saw mass economic and social fallout—to say nothing of the lives lost. A historic, once-in-a-lifetime worldwide event destabilized the lives of countless people, and also led to an undeniable rise in shootings and homicide across the country. | June 28, 2021…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-28). 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.

Liberation Staff (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld vs. tenants as evictions loom. zcomm.org Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties…

Phelan Acheson (2021-06-28). Socius Pt.4 — White Rage. realprogressives.org From the Tulsa Massacre and Klansmen burning crosses to modern school shootings and manifesto-dump mass shootings, white rage and the associated violence is ingrained into the very fabric of the United States.

Laura Flanders (2021-06-28). Buffalo's Next Mayor is Putting Electeds on Notice. counterpunch.org Sometimes, the good people win, and that's just what happened on June 22 in Buffalo, NY when community organizer, working mom and self-described socialist India Walton won the Democratic primary to stand for mayor in that Democratic town. I met India for the first time several years ago, when she and her neighbors were starting

WSWS (2021-06-28). DSA-backed mayoral candidate wins Buffalo, New York Democratic Party primary. wsws.org While Walton has occasionally identified as a "socialist," her campaign has been promoted by a section of the Democratic Party to keep social opposition confined within the framework of capitalist politics.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-28). 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.

Joris Leverink (2021-06-28). The Laura Flanders Show: Celebrating Black, Latinx Media. roarmag.org Music, and the arts, has always been a way to express our full humanity and it's always been our safety valve. | — Dr. Guthrie Ramsey | The subversive, healing, and celebratory powers of music and media are at the heart of this week's conversation, featuring Saida Pagán, a contributor to Palabra, a journalism site run by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, a music historian, jazz musician and composer recently interviewed on WURD radio in Philadelphia. | Pagán shares her take on the new hit movie In the Heights and the progress Latinx media is making in Hollywood; Guthr…

Joy Loving (2021-06-28). Screen Shot 2021-06-28 at 9.43.18 AM.png. progressive.org A half-century ago, Hurricane Camille ravaged the town where I grew up. Is it a harbinger of things to come?

_____ (2021-06-28). Tenants Proposes Affordable Housing Trust Fund. popularresistance.org The Marching Cobras drill team kicked off an energetic, two-hour rally over the weekend, led by the housing advocacy group KC Tenants. | Saturday's rally took place outside Gabriel Towers, a lower-income apartment building that lost air conditioning for weeks last summer, sparking the formation of a tenant union and calls for a federal investigation. | One of the event's speakers, Sabrina Davis, said she is disabled and has slid from bad to worse housing in recent years. But she said her complaints about insects and leaks fell on deaf ears. | "In Kansas City today, in the world today, in this housing market, my l…

_____ (2021-06-28). What Mike Gravel Meant. popularresistance.org I first met Sen. Mike Gravel in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in early 2006 after a mutual friend told me Gravel was contemplating running for president. | Our Waldorf breakfast lasted four hours. I was surprised that such an American politician existed. He seemed to lack the expected self-importance. More incredibly, I agreed with him on every point of public policy—foreign and domestic. Having been a reporter for decades—I was a correspondent for The Boston Globe at the time—I'd surpassed the average citizen's cynicism about people in government. | But here was a former Un…

_____ (2021-06-28). Five Things We Should Fight For This Pride. popularresistance.org Trans youth are under attack around the country. Though we are only halfway through 2021, it has already become the worst year in recent history for legislative attacks on trans youth. 33 states have introduced anti-trans laws across the country, many of which ban trans students from playing sports. Arkansas recently became the first state to ban trans youth from accessing gender-affirming health care, and many other states have either passed or are debating similar bills. All of these laws must be repealed, and we need to build a militant trans rights movement to defend against these right-wing attacks. | The re…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-28). Die Là∂sung der Menschheitsprobleme nicht an Politiker delegieren! globalresearch.ca

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-28). Some Respectful Notes from Nicaragua for Mexico's President: "AMLO Called on the Government of Nicaragua to Set Free a Group of Oligarchs and Political Operators" globalresearch.ca

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-28). Some Respectful Notes from Nicaragua for Mexico's AMLO. globalresearch.ca

wearehumanwearefree (2021-06-28). Why Boycott Corporate and Government Media? Why Choose Free and Truthful Media and Social Media? globalresearch.ca

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-28). Do Not Delegate the Solution of Humanity's Problems to Politicians! globalresearch.ca

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-06-28). The World Says No to the Blockade of Cuba. globalresearch.ca

Carey Gillam (2021-06-28). Does Paraquat Weed Killer Cause Parkinson's Disease? U.S. Judge Sets Trial in Litigation against Syngenta. globalresearch.ca

Alejandra Garcia (2021-06-28). The US Gets Isolated by Its Cuba Blockade Policy: What Will Happen Now? globalresearch.ca

Brett Heinz (2021-06-28). Turning Memes into Money in El Salvador. counterpunch.org On June 5, President Nayib Bukele announced his plans to make El Salvador the world's first country to accept Bitcoin, a popular digital cryptocurrency, as a form of legal tender. The nation's legislative assembly, under the majority control of Bukele's New Ideas party, passed the bill just three days later. Under the new legislation, Bitcoin

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-28). Toxic Corporations are Destroying the Planet's Soil. counterpunch.org A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health. The study is discussed by

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-06-28). Deadly Collapse of Illusions in Miami. counterpunch.org Here is video of the Miami beachside condominium that collapsed at ~1 AM on 24 June 2021. There are many news stories about this now. An engineering professor at Florida International University has used satellite data on ground elevation (a measurement technique used since at least the late 1970s) to write about the steady sinking of

WSWS (2021-06-28). Stop the New Zealand government's plan to seal Pike River mine! wsws.org The Pike River Recovery Agency is racing to seal the coal mine to prevent the recovery of bodies and evidence that could lead to the prosecution of those responsible for the 2010 disaster that killed 29 workers.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Seventeen-year-old gunned down by police in Lonoke County, Arkansas. wsws.org Protesters gathered outside the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office last Wednesday in Lonoke, Arkansas, consisting of friends and family of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain, who was gunned down by police during a traffic stop early that morning.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Entering fourth week, Volvo Trucks strike faces urgent need to break out of isolation. wsws.org The UAW is silent on its closed-door "negotiations" with the company because the only thing they are discussing is how to push through the company's terms.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Governor Whitmer declares state of emergency in Wayne County as floods devastate metro Detroit. wsws.org Tens of thousands lost power and dozens of cars were abandoned underwater on major freeways in metro Detroit following pump failures.

WSWS (2021-06-28). 2021 fire season in California: a new disaster. wsws.org The current California brush and wildfire season is off to an early start and threatens to surpass last year's record-setting season.

WSWS (2021-06-28). German construction industry union colludes with employers to drag out bargaining. wsws.org Last week, German building industry employers prematurely broke off collective bargaining for some 890,000 workers in the main construction sector.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Nurses across the country voice their support for striking Saint Vincent nurses in Worcester, MA. wsws.org Nurses across the country support the demands of Saint Vincent nurses for safe staffing ratios. Meanwhile, their union, parent union, and the Democratic party stump for legislation to increase the bureaucratization of labor, isolate the nurses, and force them to find supplemental income.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Germany's defence ministry protects fascist networks in the armed forces. wsws.org Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer expressed her "fundamental confidence" in Germany's Special Forces Command (KSK), which despite a string of far-right scandals will not be disbanded.

WSWS (2021-06-28). The Surfside condo disaster and the case for socialism. wsws.org The disaster in Surfside, Florida is indicative of the abysmal state of social infrastructure across the US, where every aspect of life is subordinated to the drive for profit.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Australian General Mills strike shut down by United Workers Union. wsws.org Workers should not place any faith in the union's claims of a "victory," under conditions in which it refuses to make public its agreement with company management and has imposed a series of sellouts this year.

WSWS (2021-06-28). The Surfside condo disaster: Critical structural dangers were ignored. wsws.org The disaster in Surfside, Florida is indicative of the abysmal state of social infrastructure across the US, where every aspect of life is subordinated to the drive for profit.

Editor (2021-06-28). Socialism increasingly seen as 'badge of pride' in the United States. mronline.org While a majority of U.S. adults still have more positive than negative perceptions of capitalism, less than half of the country's 18 to 34-year-olds view the profit-maximizing market system favorably, and the attractiveness of socialism continues to increase among people over 35, according to a new poll released Friday. | June 28, 2021…

Editor (2021-06-28). 10 reasons why climate activists should not support nuclear. mronline.org The world needs safe, non-exploitive technologies. Nuclear doesn't qualify. | June 28, 2021 | Newswire…

MANO Magazine (2021-06-28). Listen & Laugh with Los Rivera Destino. latinorebels.com Los Rivera Destino have perfected music that elegantly embraces humor while bringing into play socio-political issues, current events, and personal narratives.

Newsclick (2021-06-28). Diet of our ancestors: Humans have been cooking grains longer than we thought. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha discusses the latest findings on the diet of ancient human beings. These findings can completely change old theories about hunter-gatherers simply relying on meat based diets…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). Turkey expanding multinational Turkic Council to counteract CSTO, SCO in "Eurasian continent" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey expanding multinational Turkic Council to counteract CSTO, SCO in "Eurasian continent" The foreign minister of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov, recently met with the secretary general of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council), Baghdad Amreev, to discuss closer cooperation between the Central Asian nation and the Turkish-dominated bloc. Turkmenistan is the only Turkic-speaking former …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Saudi activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah released from jail. peoplesdispatch.org The activists who worked for the rights of women and of the Shia minority were in prison for nearly three years and were released following the completion of their sentences…

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-28). People's Action and Our City Action Buffalo: The People of Buffalo Won't Be Bought By Byron Brown. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and Our City Action Buffalo today released the following statements by People's Action Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and Our City Action Buffalo member Robert Galbraith in response to Mayor Byron Brown's announcement of his write-in campaign: "This is a pathetic and last-ditch effort fueled and funded …

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-28). Hubbard County Barricades Private Property, Imprisons Water Protectors. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Andrew Firmin (2021-06-28). 10 world-changing protests you should know about. nationofchange.org People are taking to the streets to resist repression, from the U.S. to Japan.

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-06-28). Pro-democracy protesters arrested by King Mswati's police in Swaziland. peoplesdispatch.org Defying the ban on demonstrations amid a wave of pro-democracy protests against King Mswati's rule, residents of at least four of Swaziland's 59 constituencies held demonstrations over the weekend…

Moderator (2021-06-28). Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank. scheerpost.com by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler / ProPublica This story was originally published on ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: The Secret IRS Files Inside the Tax Records of the .001% Billionaire Peter Thiel, a …

Robert S. Becker (2021-06-28). Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing deliver more clout. nationofchange.org Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions…

Laura Packard (2021-06-28). When Congress Becomes a Circus. progressive.org In Republicans' pursuit of 15 minutes of fame, they treat the lives of everyday Americans like you and I as collateral damage.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). UK violated own laws to sell weapons to countries with poor rights records. peoplesdispatch.org Between 2011-2020, the UK sold arms to 39 of the 53 countries with a poor record on human and political rights, as per US-funded rights group Freedom House. Similar findings were reported by the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)…

John Hickman (2021-06-28). The Int'l Community at Berlin II wants Oil and a Stop to Emigration from Libya; What Libya needs is Strong Institutions and Peace. juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — A lazy international press corps is missing the big story on Libya. English language news coverage of the June 23rd Berlin II International Conference on Libya has been focused almost exclusively on the presence of foreign mercenaries while eliding information crucial to understanding the negotiations and the …

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Cook County SEIU strikers stand strong. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Hundreds of striking members of SEIU Local 73 rallied today, June 26. The rain continued to fall intermittently, sometimes in a downpour, but the festive spirit of the strikers wasn't extinguished. Even the tornado siren at the end of the rally didn't dampen their militancy. | Featured speakers included strikers, such as Ericka White, a member of the union's executive board; and Jim Phipps, a 34-year employee who as a young man had been an organizer with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi. | Elected officials included Alderman Andre Vasquez, and County Commissioner Alma An…

Abdul Hussain Azizi, Irfan Shafi, Matthew Zhao, Saurav Chatterjee, Stephanie Clare Roth, Maninder Singh, Vladimir Lakhter, Riyaz Bashir (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Endovascular therapy for superior vena cava syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Our systematic review revealed high technical success, low restenosis, and low recurrence rates following ET. Collectively, these results support the paradigm of ET as an effective and safe treatment for patients with SVC syndrome.

Xuting Jin, Jiajia Ren, Ruohan Li, Ya Gao, Haoying Zhang, Jiamei Li, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaochuang Wang, Gang Wang (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Global burden of upper respiratory infections in 204 countries and territories, from 1990 to 2019. thelancet.com The present study provided comprehensive estimates of URIs burden for the first time. Our findings, highlighting the substantial incidence and considerable DALYs due to URIs, are expected to attract more attention to URIs and provide future explorations in the prevention and treatment with epidemiological evidence.

Andrea Sturchio, Alok K. Dwivedi, Christina B. Young, Tarja Malm, Luca Marsili, Jennifer S. Sharma, Abhimanyu Mahajan, Emily J. Hill, Samir EL Andaloussi, Kathleen L. Poston, Fredric P. Manfredsson, Lon S. Schneider, Kariem Ezzat, Alberto J. Espay (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] High cerebrospinal amyloid-β 42 is associated with normal cognition in individuals with brain amyloidosis. thelancet.com Normal cognition and hippocampal volume are associated with preservation of high soluble Aβ42 levels despite increasing brain amyloidosis.

Michel Burnier (2021-06-28). [Commentary] Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibition and kidney protection: Does improvement in kidney hypoxia play a role? thelancet.com The concept of suppressing renal glucose reabsorption in the proximal tubule to reduce plasma glucose levels and treat patients with diabetes has been elaborated more than 30 years ago when phlorizin, a relatively unselective inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) was investigated [1]. This therapeutic approach of diabetes has been revived in the last 10 years with the development of several selective inhibitors of SGLT2 such as dapagliflozin, canagliflozin and empagliflozin [1]. Today, the results of several large clinical trials have demonstrated that this approach provides amazing kidney protectiv…

John Nichols (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent. thenation.com Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent…

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-28). Algunos apuntes respetuosos de Nicaragua para López Obrador. globalizacion.ca En estos tiempos de ascenso de las luchas populares en América Latina, no dejan de causarnos dolor algunas actuaciones a contrapelo de la historia de parte de compañeros que deberían conocer mejor la realidad de nuestros países. | En estos días, …

Nicolás Centurión (2021-06-28). Uruguay — Una democracia plena…con pleno rostro de impunidad. globalizacion.ca Víspera del 27 de junio, a 48 años del golpe de Estado. Aquella fatídica noche, el Presidente electo Juan María Bordaberry disolvió las cámaras legislativas. Se inauguraba así, la noche más larga y tenebrosa de la historia uruguaya. | 8 años…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-06-28). Cuba — El mundo dice no al bloqueo. globalizacion.ca El veredicto de la abrumadora mayoría de los países que integran Naciones Unidas en favor del levantamiento del bloqueo a Cuba, emitido el miércoles contra el gobierno de Estados Unidos, es más que una victoria diplomática de la isla que…

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