Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

Steven Rosenfeld (2021-06-30). As republicans stall election reform in the US Senate, democracy comes under greater strain. nationofchange.org Both parties are vying to change who votes and how ballots are cast.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). DR Congo Celebrates 61 Years of Independence From Belgium. telesurenglish.net On June 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrates 61 years of its independence from Belgium and the election of Patrice Lumumba as its first Prime Minister. | RELATED: | For the second year in a row, the Congolese will not celebrate this national holiday by performing any rallies or ceremonies because of an exponential rise in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates have left the country vulnerable to the most…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Mobilizing worker power: AMAZON UNION NOW! workers.org The fight to unionize the second-biggest U.S. employer took a big step forward at the Teamsters' (IBT) union convention last week. On June 24, the 1,600+ delegates, representing more than 500 locals, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Special Resolution: "Building Worker Power at Amazon." Harlem, New York, March 20. . . . |

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Biden's Infrastructure Deal Shows How 'Bipartisanship' is a DC Codeword for Continuation of the Center-Right Status quo. counterpunch.org President Biden recently announced that his administration has struck a deal with senators on the long-touted infrastructure bill that he had promised voters during his 2020 presidential campaign. He seemed particularly pleased by the fact that senators from both of the major parties had agreed to the deal. He said that the development reminded him

Jim Hightower (2021-06-30). The GOP Is Trying to Outlaw Democracy. otherwords.org Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. "The louder he talked of his honor," said Emerson, "the faster we counted our spoons." | That's my reaction to the cacophony of phony piety arising from Republican governors and legislators who are trying to enact more than 250 new state laws to stop Black, Latino, Asian-American, Indigenous, and other non-Caucasian voters from casting ballots. | They proclaim that they're not racists, only crusaders protecting the "sanctity of the vote." | Really? So why are they speci…

Staff (2021-06-30). 67 Republicans Join Democrats on Vote to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org The House voted on Tuesday to remove all statues of Confederate leaders on display in the Capitol as well as a bust of a former Supreme Court chief justice who in 1957 wrote the Dred Scott decision, regarded as one of the most loathsome racist court decisions in U.S. history. | The measure passed

Staff (2021-06-30). Rep. Nikema Williams: I Experienced Capitol Attack on My 3rd Day in Congress. We Must Investigate. democracynow.org House lawmakers are set to vote to create a select committee that will investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, while Republican leaders still aren't saying whether they will participate in the panel. Congressmember Nikema Williams of Georgia says it's vital to properly investigate the January 6 insurrection. "I experienced this attack on the Capitol my third day of being a member of Congress, having just been sworn in," Williams says. "I signed up to serve the people, but I never imagined that I would be unsafe as a member of Congress." Williams also discusses ongoing negotiations about infra…

Staff (2021-06-30). 'All the statues were Democrats,' Rep. McCarthy says, as 67 Republicans join Dems in vote to pull Confederate busts from Capitol. rt.com US lawmakers have voted to remove all statues honoring Confederate officials from the halls of Congress, with nearly 70 Republicans joining rivals across the aisle to back the measure, which will now head to the Senate. | The

John Catalinotto (2021-06-30). U.S., Britain, NATO threaten Russia in Black Sea. workers.org June 27 — The Biden administration took extra steps to prove that President Joe Biden's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin included no concessions. In both words and deeds, last week's events indicated a resumption of the Cold War — this time not against the Soviet Union but against capitalist . . . |

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-06-30). Will Biden continue the racist Trump-era 'China Initiative'? peoplesworld.org Trump launched the so-called "China Initiative" in 2018 to target scholars who worked with Chinese colleagues on science-related projects. Since then, more than a dozen U.S.-based scholars have been arrested, jailed, put on show trials, and harassed by federal authorities. Notably, former Trump aid Steve Bannon's comment that there are "too many Asians in Silicon …

Tomdispatch (2021-06-30). What Price "Defense"? America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of …

Answer Coalition (2021-06-30). Biden bombs Syria and Iraq using manufactured specter of Iran to justify crimes. answercoalition.org by Nino Brown, organizer – ANSWER Coalition Boston | In yet another act of lawlessness and commitment to the despised doctrine of "endless war," President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on June 27 attacking Syria and Iraq. This is his administration's second time this year bombing Syria, and his first for Iraq. U.S. officials said the airstrikes were carried out by Air Force F-15s and F-16s using "precision-guided munitions" targeting facilities it said were being used by "Iranian-backed" militias that were "mounting drone attacks against U.S. troops." In typical fashion, the U.S. government is once again employ…

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Lifting Sanctions on Venezuela Could Signal Regime Change by Different Means. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jun 27, 2021 | Western governments have recently

teleSUR (2021-06-30). UK MPs Visit Belmarsh Prison to Demand a Meeting With Assange. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, UK Members of Parliament (MPs) Richard Burgon, Hackney Abbott, and Jeremy Corbyn visited South London HMP Belmarsh to deliver a letter from Parliamentarians from 4 parties protesting the repeated refusal by the authorities to allow MPs to meet with Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Mr. Assange remains locked up at the Covid-hit south London prison pending an appeal after he beat an extradition case brought by th…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-30). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-30). 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…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Weird, Creepy Media Blackout on Recent Assange Revelations. strategic-culture.org We are being lied to. Constantly, and in more ways than we realize. By omission, by distortion, by half-truths and by outright deception. Our minds are being actively messed with by powerful people with limitless resources to ensure their continued domination of the planet at any cost. Our very perception of reality is being assaulted on myriad fronts. Until humanity finds a way to wake itself up from its propaganda-induced coma, the abuses of the powerful will continue.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Peru: Free Peru Supporter Dies After Attack by Fujimoristas. telesurenglish.net A supporter of Free Peru presidential candidate Pedro Castillo died on Tuesday after being under medical care following an attack on June 24. | RELATED: | On that day, Sacarias Meneses, a 56-year-old man who was participating in a sit-in in defense of the vote, was assaulted by members of Popular Force, the far-right party that ran Keiko Fujimori for president. | "We regret to communicate that our comrade Sacarias Meneses…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). La campaña "Paren el robo" de la candidata derrotada del Perú debe terminar. cepr.net MarketWatch In English Perú se enfrenta actualmente a un grave problema tras las elecciones presidenciales del 6 de junio, similar al que tuvimos en Estados Unidos en noviembre. La candidata derrotada, Keiko Fujimori, se niega a aceptar los resultados. Al igual que Trump, afirma sin pruebas que la elección fue robada. Keiko Fujimori es hija …

Staff (2021-06-30). CIA Director Arrives in Colombia to Lead 'Sensitive Security Mission'—Venezuela on Alert. orinocotribune.com The highest official of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, arrived in Colombia to participate in a "delicate" mission in terms of security, as part of the "cooperation" between the two countries. | The Colombian ambassador in Washington, Francisco Santos, reported on the arrival of the CIA director, however Santos did not want to provide additional details about Burns' visit to Bogotá. | "I prefer not to tell you it is a delicate mission, an important mission in terms of intelligence, that we managed to coordinate," Santos replied obliquely when asked about the mission. | This vis…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-30). National strike in Colombia completes two months. peoplesdispatch.org The national strike, which began in rejection of a tax reform bill, has transformed into a national struggle against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal and oppressive policies…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Colombian Police Assault Four Journalists in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron (ESMAD) injured four journalists who were reporting on the citizen protests that took place in Bogota's Fontanar Park on Tuesday. | RELATED: | In this part of the capital city, hundreds of citizens gathered to reject the presence of President Ivan Duque and Mayor Claudia Lopez who were attending the inauguration of an Innovation Hub. | Kathe Sanchez and Alexandra Molina, two w…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). Unconditional Love? US-Colombia Alliance Remains Unscathed by Recent Wave of Repression. cepr.net The protests that erupted across Colombia in April 2021 were detonated by a tax reform bill presented by President Iván Duque. Duque claimed his proposal would raise 23.4 trillion pesos (6.4 billion dollars), which would help reduce Colombia's fiscal deficit (set to reach 8.6 percent of GDP in 2021, from 7.6 percent in 2020), and …

WSWS (2021-06-30). Trump kicks off Republican campaign for 2022 midterm elections with fascistic rant in Ohio. wsws.org In his first campaign-style rally since the attempted coup of January 6, the would-be Fàºhrer demanded that the Republican Party be purged of his critics, attacked socialism and agitated against immigrants.

Marc Norton (2021-06-30). Biden and Trump: No COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Workers. counterpunch.org During his campaign for the Presidency, Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to: Establish and enforce health and safety standards for workplaces… The Trump Administration should immediately release and enforce an Emergency Temporary Standard… to give employers and frontline employees specific, enforceable guidance on what to do to reduce the spread of COVID." Biden

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-30). The Insanity of Militarism From McCain to Flynn and Biden. counterpunch.org During the US war in Vietnam, a protester in Providence, Rhode Island set up a tiger cage and lamented that approaching the middle of the decade of the 1970s it was impossible to garner any significant protest against that war from which the US had withdrawn ground troops in 1973. The Vietnam War ended in

WSWS (2021-06-30). Biden promotes pro-corporate, bipartisan infrastructure plan in Wisconsin speech. wsws.org Beginning to address the decades of malign neglect of basic infrastructure is seen as critical in strengthening the home front in order to conduct economic warfare and prepare for potential military conflict against China.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant surge explodes claims that the pandemic is over in the US. wsws.org For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.

Moderator (2021-06-30). America's $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Safer. scheerpost.com Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation Management Command, U.S. Army / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung / TomDispatch President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the… |

_____ (2021-06-30). Over 110 Groups Urge Biden to End Unlawful Lethal Strikes. commondreams.org Campus 'red scare' takes Florida back to the '50s.

_____ (2021-06-30). Indigenous-Led Action Outside White House Urges Biden to 'Protect People, Not Polluters'. commondreams.org Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that "free market" capitalism requires.

Staff (2021-06-30). How the "Abolition Amendment" Would End Constitutional Loophole That Allows Forced Labor in Prisons. democracynow.org After President Biden signed legislation this month to create a federal holiday commemorating June 19 as Juneteenth, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Congressmember Nikema Williams reintroduced what is being called the "Abolition Amendment" to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude "except as a punishment for crime" — a clause that has allowed the widespread use of forced prison labor. "Eliminating the loophole … is one way to continue moving forward with addressing the problems of our past and building for the future," says Democratic Cong…

Jamal Abdi (2021-06-30). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. zcomm.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias…

Staff (2021-06-30). More than 100 groups call for Biden to cease 'unlawful' drone strikes, saying it's a 'human rights and racial justice imperative'. rt.com A total of 113 organizations have called on President Joe Biden to "disavow" and end overseas drone strikes carried out by the US government, saying it is imperative to both ending "forever wars" and "promoting racial justice." | Numerous anti-war and human rights organizations, including ones from countries including Yemen and Somalia, have attached their names to the letter, which was released on Wednesday and organized by the Human Rights and Security Coalition. | For too long, presidents have flouted the rights-protecting safeguards of international law and the US system of checks and balances, with devast…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Uproar over DeJoy's Postal Service cuts. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Trumpite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's U.S. Postal Service delivery cuts are producing more formal protests—and more citizen uproar. Without even bothering to consult the USPS Board of Governors, which under the law may be powerless to stop him, Republican-donor-cum-mail-boss DeJoy imposed new and lower service standards on the agency. His standards, 21 state Attorneys General …

William Janeway (2021-06-30). Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One. indybay.org During the four years of the Trump Administration, the attack on state capacity accelerated in new ways. On the one hand, any existing element of the Federal Government that could be deemed concerned with responding to climate change was proposed for liquidation, as was the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Supreme Court again shields corporations that violate human rights abroad. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled claims that US-based corporations sponsored and purchased agricultural products from plantations that use child slaves cannot be the basis of lawsuits for compensation under the Alien Tort Statute.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-06-30). An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can't Swallow. counterpunch.org College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to U.S. Supreme Court decisions. College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to much of anything outside their coaching lanes. They've become notorious for their single-minded focus on the gridiron. But coaches have been paying attention to the nation's High Court this week because the Supremes

G. Dunkel (2021-06-30). Laid-off McDonald's workers in France take over restaurant, feed the hungry. workers.org Marseille is the second largest city in France. It is a very old city, founded around 500 BCE because it was a great port with an immense hinterland. It is still economically significant; after World War II, it and the surrounding Provence-Alpes-Cà¥te-d'Azur region, were the destination for thousands of migrants, . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-30). Nuclear energy isn't a safe bet in a warming world — here's why. juancole.com By Paul Dorfman | — ( The Conversation) — The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea level. Nuclear energy is, …

_____ (2021-06-30). Stopping The Logging Of Redwoods in Jackson State Forest. popularresistance.org The once overwhelming culture of work in the woods and the mills of our counties is greatly diminished, as is the number of jobs and mills. The Trail Stewards circulated a petition that in a very short period of time was signed by more than five thousand supporters. It called for a moratorium on logging, for cultural & tribal sovereignty, unified ecosystem restoration, climate change mitigation and environmentally sustainable economics.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-30). Can Civilization be Regenerated? counterpunch.org In its simplest meaning, regeneration is about recreating something useful and vital, including civilization, that humans or unknown forces have diminished or destroyed. The Atlantis Plato, 427 — 347 BCE, lived at a time of peril. He grew up in Athens during the last twenty-three years of the Peloponnesian War. Things did not look good.

Ken Bouley (2021-06-30). The Myths of Point Reyes: Legality, History and Economy. counterpunch.org This is part two of a three-part series on this multi-faceted and important issue. Part one, which explored the myths of Stewardship, Perpetuity, and Creation, can be found here. Myth of Legality Somewhat related to the myth of perpetuity is the myth of legality. When the federal government bought the ranchlands in the 60's

WSWS (2021-06-30). Brief recollections of World War II—by the son of a Soviet military leader and Left Oppositionist murdered by Stalin: Part 2. wsws.org This is the second part of Yuri Primakov's recollections of the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45. He experienced the war as a teenager and is now 94 years old.

WSWS (2021-06-30). More warnings of significant water damage prior to collapse of Surfside, Florida condo come to light. wsws.org The number of confirmed dead increased to 12 on Tuesday as rescue workers continued their urgent task of digging through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South. 149 residents are still considered missing.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). As US Pivots from Afghanistan to Yemen, Al-Mahrah Copes with Increasing Military Presence. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN —Eastern Yemen has been largely spared the country's grueling six-year war, with U.S. military personnel in the region, once a rare sight, garnering little more than a curious stare from the passing onlooker. But a new sense of anxiety has settled over the residents of the eastern Al-Mahrah Province amid stories…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-30). NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic NATO began its annual Dynamnic Mongoose anti-submarine warfare exercise on June 28 off the coast of Norway in what the military bloc deems the High North: the Arctic region, which it has identified as its domain since 2009. (As it has the Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea and …

Jeff Abbott (2021-06-30). The Other Americans: Guatemala's Far Right Seeks Amnesty for War Crimes. progressive.org The proposed amnesty for the Guatemalan military comes as a blow to the families who have continued to search for their loved ones, especially Indigenous victims of the war.

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her Sister's Life. truthout.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical he…

Nora De La Cour (2021-06-30). Coal Miners Strike in Alabama: 'Warrior Met Coal Ain't Got No Soul!'. zcomm.org Democrats should take every opportunity to join with labor in challenging the corporations that trample over workers and the planet alike in their unquenchable thirst for profit…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Azerbaijani Su-25 Warplane Test-Fired Homegrown Guided Bomb During Military Exercises In Turkey (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the Azerbaijani MoD footage. | Azerbaijan has test-fired a guided bomb jointly developed with Turkey during the Anatolian Eagle-2021 exercise in central Turkey. | Two Su-25 and two Mig-29 warplanes of the Azerbaijani Air Force as well as units from Qatar, Pakistan and the NATO are taking part in the military exercise which began at the Turkish military's 2nd Main Jet Base Command near Konya city on June 21. The exercise will end on July 2. | On June 29, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan shared footage from…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Afghanistan: Government Forces Recaptured Four Districts, Lost Six Others To Taliban. southfront.org Taliban spacial forces, illustrative image | Fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban is still ongoing on several frontlines throughout the war-torn country. | Over the last few days, the Afghan National Army (ANA) and security forces recaptured four districts from the Taliban, but lost six others to the group. | On June 29, government forces recaptured the district of Kaldar in the province of Balkh as well as the districts of Pashtun Kut and Khan Chahar Bagh in Faryab province. However, Tal…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-30). What real justice will look like. workers.org Derek Chauvin, the white police officer convicted of lynching 46-year-old George Floyd May 25, 2020, was sentenced June 25 in Minneapolis, Minn., to 22 1/2 years in prison. Chauvin faced upwards of 40 years when a jury unanimously convicted him in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree . . . |

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org The good news is that the U.S. public is not only increasingly aware of the inexcusable inadequacies and inequalities in our water system but also increasingly outraged.

_____ (2021-06-30). Florida's Shameful, Recent Past Echoes in Desantis War on Academic Freedom. commondreams.org "Nina Turner is surging and the big money interests are pulling out all the stops to defeat her."

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

Staff (2021-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack Protesters, U.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil War, Russia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military Drill, Israel's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAE, Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court, COVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life Expectancy, Vaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVID, Pfizer & Moderna Vaccin…

Revolution Books (2021-06-30). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Rafael Reveals New "Sea Breaker" Maritime and Land-Based Autonomous Precision Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, Israeli company Rafael unveiled its "Sea Breaker", which is a Maritime & Land-Based, Long-Range Autonomous Weapon System. | It is essentially a new precision missile, with 300 km range. It can operate from ships at sea, and also ground-based launchers. | The Sea Breaker is a naval and artillery unit "force multiplier, designed to overcome the challenges of the modern warfare arena," Rafael said in a statement. | The four-meter-long missile weighs less than 400 k…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Syria On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Sayyadah village | On June 28, Iranian-backed forces targeted Omar oil filed with 34 x 122mm rounds, according to the OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto | On June 29, clashes betwe…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Yemen On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 124 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 26 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Majzar area | On June 29, Ansar Allah targeted Sahn al-Jinn military camp and Third Military Zone in Marib with two Badr 1 missile | On June 30, clashes between Ansar…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Descent Into (Utter) Madness. strategic-culture.org The assault on language is an integral component of the unrelenting warfare being waged for the conquest and control of the mind, Stephen Karganovic writes. | Little wonder that here and there sanity nostalgia is gripping the Western world, at least those isolated portions of it that are not internalising the sinister "new normal." But it is seemingly to no avail. All commanding positions are firmly in the hands of lunatics, who are determined to turn a once great and exemplary civilisation into an asylum. | As George Orwell has taught us, language manipulation is at the frontline (yes, I have just broken one of…

Staff (2021-06-30). Iraq War architect Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88. rt.com Donald Rumsfeld, former congressman and US defense secretary, best known for his role in advocating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has passed away just short of his 89th birthday, according to his spokesman. | Rumsfeld died on Tuesday, surrounded by relatives in Taos, New Mexico. | "History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country," his family sa…

Global Research News (2021-06-30). Selected Articles: Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca By Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating th…

John Washington (2021-06-30). The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria. thenation.com The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria…

Linda Ereikat (2021-06-30). Carrying Palestine's grief . electronicintifada.net We are all birds, hoping to fly home.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-30). No child safe under Israel's rule of terror. electronicintifada.net May attack on Gaza was "most fearful" one yet.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-30). China: We Won't Stop Supporting the Venezuelan People & Rejecting Foreign Interference. orinocotribune.com This June 28, Venezuela and the People's Republic of China celebrated 47 years of their comprehensive bilateral strategic partnership and the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. In a ceremony at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas, the ambassador of the Asian nation in Venezuelan territory, Li Baorong, assured that both countries will continue to support each other on fundamental issues. "China will not change its policy of solidarity and cooperation with Venezuela," he said. | "It will not change the principle of supporting the Venezuelan people in the search for the path of development with th…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). China Is Declared a Malaria-Free Country. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially granted China a malaria-free certification as a token of celebration of the country's successful elimination of the disease after 70 years of its struggles against malaria. | RELATED: | From 30 million malaria cases in the 1940s, China brought down that number over the last decades, to finally achieve no cases in the last four years. | "Today we congratulate t…

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Book on CPC history to be published in English. ecns.cn A book on the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will soon be published in English by the Central Compilation and Translation Press.

Brian Berletic (2021-06-30). US-Taiwan: West's Last Foothold in China. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-06-30). The Chinese Miracle, Revisited. strategic-culture.org Western exceptionalists may continue to throw a fit 24/7 ad infinitum: that will not change the course of history, Pepe Escobar writes. | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) centennial takes place this week at the heart of an incandescent geopolitical equation. | China, the emerging superpower, is back to the global prominence it enjoyed throughout centuries of recorded history, while the declining Hegemon is paralyzed by the "existential challenge" posed to its fleeting, unilateral dominance. | A mindset of full spectrum confrontation already sketched in the 2017 U.S. National Security Review is sliding fast into…

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK rail workers strike against pay restraint and inferior terms and conditions. wsws.org The disputes are primarily in opposition to pay restraint, an attack facilitated by the RMT's participation with the government in the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, alongside the other rail unions, at the start of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant of coronavirus fuels rise in cases in Europe. wsws.org European governments' stated policy is to rely on belated vaccination programs to blunt the spread of the virus, rejecting social distancing measures that would impact corporate profits.

David Heller (2021-06-30). Ivermectin's Success in Battling COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teachers with Long COVID face victimisation. wsws.org There are two million cases of Long COVID in England, that is people still suffering symptoms more than 12 weeks after infection…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Fiji overwhelmed by spiralling COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org Fiji's authoritarian regime is pursuing the criminal strategy of "herd immunity," concentrating on "mitigation" rather than eliminating the COVID-19 virus.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-06-30). The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. latinorebels.com Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government's handling of the COVID pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teacher with Long COVID : "The government decided to go for herd immunity, they knew they were putting us at risk. They're quite happy to reduce the population." wsws.org "Being able to kick a football with my daughter would be amazing. Long COVID is life changing. You lose who you are."

news.un (2021-06-30). Women must no longer be 'squeezed into a small corner', landmark Forum declares. news.un.org In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day "landmark effort" in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambitious investments and policies to bridge the chasm between where women stand in the world today, and where they should be, by 2030.

news.un (2021-06-30). COVID-19 impact on tourism could deal $4 trillion blow to global economy: UN report. news.un.org The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism could result in a more than $4 trillion loss to the global economy, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a report issued jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-30). 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.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-30). 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…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). One Million Cubans Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) announced that one million citizens have completed the three-dose COVID-19 vaccination schedule and at least two million people have been administrated the first dose of Sovereign 02 or Abdala vaccines. | RELATED: | MINSAP Epidemiology Director Francisco Duran explained that a high vaccination coverage lowers the overall amount of virus able to spread in the population, which will a…

Editor (2021-06-30). A crumb from the G-7 table. mronline.org The G-7 meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-Covid vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. | June 30, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 …

Bri M. (2021-06-30). Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal. thenation.com Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 …

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-30). Australia talks but will politicians listen? greenleft.org.au ABC's Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people's lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isacc Nellist.

James K. Galbraith (2021-06-30). The G7 Vaccine Charade. zcomm.org The US and Europe are offering low- and middle-income countries crumbs, so that they can protect their billionaires, their pharmaceutical lobbies, and their campaign contributions…

Angel Rojas, Nicholas McKenna (2021-06-30). Fresno demands rent cancellation: Housing is a human right! liberationnews.org Community members and activists gathered at Fresno City Hall for a Cancel the Rents rally demanding rent cancellation for tenants and small businesses as well as cancellation of mortgages for home buyers and small landlords hard hit by the pandemic and economic crisis.

Editor (2021-06-30). Capitalism is on life support. We have a decision to make. mronline.org Canadians won't settle for a return to how things were before the pandemic. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Lydia DePillis (2021-06-30). This company got a $10 million PPP loan, then closed its plant and moved manufacturing jobs to Mexico. nationofchange.org Many American businesses received millions in federal pandemic aid intended to protect workers, but exploited loopholes and rule changes to lay off those employees anyway.

Staff (2021-06-30). Scientists unearth '5,000 year old PLAGUE BACTERIA' that caused Black Death from skull of long-dead pandemic victim in Latvia. rt.com An ancient skull found by a river in modern-day Latvia may well hold clues as to how the bubonic plague wiped out tens of millions of people across Europe in what would eventually become the deadliest pandemic in human history. | Researchers from Kiel University in Germany revealed on Wednesday that a strain of the bacterium, known as Yersina pestis, dating back millenia, had been discovered in samples taken from the remains of a hunter gatherer in the Baltic nation. As part of a paper

Granma (2021-06-30). Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez speaks out. peoplesworld.org Profound and passionate, Silvio Rodríguez, troubadour and symbol of the revolutionary Cuba that has inspired so many generations of progressive and leftist fighters in the world, has once again sent a message in support of just causes, this time through an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The artist spoke about music and politics, …

_____ (2021-06-30). 500+ Groups Rally On Capitol Hill Demanding End To 'Outrageous' Fossil Fuel Subsidies. popularresistance.org As high temperatures persisted in both the Northeast and Pacific Northwest—which experts and activists have connected to the climate emergency—campaigners with hundreds of progressive and green groups joined Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the rally in Washington, D.C.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Britain's pseudo-left promotes corporatism in Jacobs Douwe Egberts "fire and rehire" dispute. wsws.org The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party have worked to bolster Unite the union's authority, conceal its pro-capitalist programme and block the development of a socialist strategy to fight JDE's offensive.

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. counterpunch.org Open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Senator Chuck Schumer: Readers of the Washington Post this past Sunday, many of whom work at least a 40-hour week with short vacations, were informed by reporter Paul Kane about the large number of recess days the Senate and the House are taking this summer. In the midst of

Angela (2021-06-30). Thursday 7/1: Tell Pelosi: Take Action for Palestine. indybay.org 90 7th St, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-06-30). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? popularresistance.org When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and education, and is considered the safest country in Central America. | Since Daniel Ortega…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Fallo de Corte Suprema: Intolerancia tras hoja de higo de la religión. workers.org El fallo del 17 de junio del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, en el caso Fulton contra Filadelfia, representa un ataque intolerante a los derechos de las personas LGBTQ2S+. Afuera de la Corte Suprema, el 8 de octubre de 2019, exigiendo protección legal contra la discriminación de LGBTQ2S+. En . . . |

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Let the Vandalism Begin: Australia's Adani Strikes Coal. asia-pacificresearch.com

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. dissidentvoice.org From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. Biliously, the former top aide to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had scorned the now former UK Health Secretary in a performance before MPs …

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-30). Who Stole the People's Money? globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan, beginning Ethnic Cleansing Drive. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Tuesday evening, Israeli security forces cracked down on Palestinian protesters in Silwan just south of the Old City of Jerusalem when the latter engaged in protests against the demolition by Israel of a commercial complex, including a butcher shop, in the region. …

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Ethnic Cleansing Drive. zcomm.org Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). African Union Welcomes Ethiopia's Ceasefire in Tigray Region. telesurenglish.net The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday welcomed the Ethiopian government's unilateral humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict-ht Tigray region. | RELATED: | On Monday, President Sahle-Work Zewde's administration announced a unilateral ceasefire in the country's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state. This decision followed a request by the Tigray regional state interim…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Baraki Barak district in Logar province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Kaldar district in Balkh province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Khoshamand district in Paktika province | Germany's last troops left Afghanistan on June 29th, according to the German defense minister | 166 Taliban militants were killed, 82 wounded and 6 others were arrested as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, laghman,…

Staff (2021-06-30). Sea Level Expert in Miami: "We Are Building Here Like There's No Tomorrow — Maybe That's Correct" democracynow.org As the death toll from the 13-story apartment building collapse in Florida rises to 12, with nearly 150 people still missing, we examine how the disaster raises new questions about how rising sea levels will impact oceanside buildings in Miami and other cities. "The reason this is so important is that either this is something unique to the building or this is a general problem that all the condos along the coasts of the world are going to have to deal with," says Harold Wanless, a professor in geography and urban sustainability at the University of Miami who leads a project called The Invading Sea, a collaborativ…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Labor, green groups unite to push Jobs Plan and Families Plan. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even with Congress being out of town for its July 4 recess, union members and green groups united on June 29 to again push for a big-budget bill that would promote unionized "green" construction and fund "people programs," such as permanent child care tax credits and paid sick and family leave for all. The unity, …

William Hawes (2021-06-30). The Rise of the Terminally Online. dissidentvoice.org Americans, rich or poor, now live in a culture entirely perceived through simulacra-media images and illusions. We live inside a self-referential media hologram of a nation that has not existed for quite some time now. Our national reality is held together by images, the originals of which have been lost or never existed. The well-off …

Julián Pilatti (2021-06-30). Argentina makes history and passes the Travesti Trans Employment Quota. peoplesdispatch.org Last Thursday, Argentina's congress passed the Travesti Trans Employment Quota, a law which calls for the State to reserve a percentage of its employment capacity for this population.

Staff (2021-06-30). New Florida Law Requires Ideology Surveys at Public Universities and Colleges. truthout.org Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the rising star of all conservative rising stars,

Staff (2021-06-30). Canada's Indigenous Genocide Is Ongoing. truthout.org The recovery of mass and unmarked graves at former Indian residential school sites in recent weeks has released a deluge of outrage and grief across the settler colony known as Canada. Horrifying truths are being unearthed that reveal the treachery by which Canadian governments, churches and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) originally stole — and continue to steal — Indigenous lands. | I say recoveries because these are not new discoveries; this particular form of genocide unleashed against Indigenous children…

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-30). Poder corporativo como causa raíz de la migración. peoplesworld.org En el contexto de la pasada visita de la vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos (EU), Kamala Harris, a Guatemala, donde instó a centroamericanos a que no vengan a su país, ella también puso énfasis en que hay que atacar el problema de la migración desde las causas raíz ( root causes), un tema central de la …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-06-30). 'Running on fire' to Pride! workers.org During LGBTQ+ Pride weekend, Sha'Carri Richardson blazed to victory in the 100-meter dash in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. On June 26, the 21-year-old track star flashed past other runners with a time of 10.86 seconds — just over one second behind the top . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). ISIS Cells Attacked Oil Tankers Heading To Government-Held Areas In Syria's Raqqa. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 29, ISIS terrorists attacked a convoy of tankers loaded with oil in the eastern Raqqa countryside in Syria's northeastern region. | The terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, claimed that the tankers were moving oil from fields held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to government-held areas. | According to Amaq, five tankers were "damaged" after being targeted by ISIS fighters with machine guns. Some of the drivers were wounded. | The tankers are reportedly owned by the Katerji G…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). 'Ballistic Missiles' Rained Down On Two Saudi-led Coalition Camps In Yemen's Ma'rib. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On June 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had targeted two military camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that two Badir-1 "ballistic missiles" were launched at the Sahn al-Jin Camp and the 3rd Military District Camp. The Badir-1 is in fact a 210 mm heavy artillery rocket with a range that exceeds 100 kilometers. | "Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Recent Rocket Attack Caused Heavy Damage At US Base In Syria's Omar Oil Fields (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Satellite images shared by the

Rosalind English (2021-06-30). EU to lift ban on animal by-products for livestock food. ukhumanrightsblog.com Over ten years ago I posted on the wasteful prohibition under the EU Animal By-Product Regulation on feeding meat and bone meal — waste from slaughterhouses — to omnivorous farm animals, poultry and pigs. See Pigswill and public health: a load of EU Bull, 7 January 2021. While this regulation has been in force the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). TPLF Gains More Ground In Tigray, Calls Ceasefire A Joke. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly gained even more ground in Ethiopia's Tigray region. | On the previous day, the TPLF recaptured the capital of the region Makelle. | The TPLF said that the Ethiopian government's unilateral "ceasefire" was a joke, and that it would never be kept. The TPLF vowed to continue fighting until "all enemies are driven out of Tigray". | Getachew Reda, a spokesman for Tigrayan forces, told AFP they were…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. Navy To Have 6 LCS Deployed By The End Of 2021, Allowing Them To Go "Places They Never Could Before" southfront.org The US Navy will have six Littoral Combat Ships deployed by the end of 2021, USNI News reported, citing Navy…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. To Keep 1,000 Troops In Afghanistan, Or 650 Troops, Or 500: CNN Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30th, CNN reported that the US could complete its withdrawal from Afghansitan within days, but approximately 1,000 troops will remain. | CNN cited an unnamed US official with knowledge on the matter."This week could be a critical week in the withdrawal and end of the retrograde process," a different defense official told CNN. | A third defense official insisted to CNN on June 29th that the number of US troops in Afghanistan for embassy protection and airport security would not excee…

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Staff (2021-06-30). 'Ongoing colonialism': Indigenous groups call to 'Cancel Canada Day' in light of mass grave discoveries, but not everyone agrees. rt.com Ahead of Canada's annual celebration of nationhood on July 1, calls by indigenous groups for a day of reflection instead — after the recent discovery of the graves of nearly 1,000 indigenous children — have drawn mixed reactions. | Intense debate has erupted in recent days over 'Cancel Canada Day' campaigns, with several Canadians claiming that hosting fireworks displays and parties would be tone-deaf at a time when the reality of mass graves and the impact of the infamous residential school system has just begun to set in. | A number of demonstrations and vigils are being organized under the viral…

Staff (2021-06-30). Over 180 unmarked graves found at former Catholic school in Canada, indigenous group says, in third such find. rt.com A Canadian indigenous group has said 182 unmarked graves have been discovered in the South Interior of the province of British Columbia, the third such discovery in the past two months near former Catholic schools. | The burial site is located at the former Catholic-run St. Eugene's Mission School, the Lower Kootenay Band announced on Wednesday. | The community of îaq'am — or St. Mary's Indian Band — based near the city of Cranbrook made the gruesome find after using radar detection equipment, which apparently pointed to there being graves around a meter below the surface. | Last week, 751 unma…

Staff (2021-06-30). 16 dead following Miami building collapse as 4 more bodies found in search for nearly 150 missing residents. rt.com At least 16 people were killed as a result of the residential building collapse near Miami, Florida last week, according to a new death toll released on Wednesday. | The official death count Although no survivors have been found by emergency digging teams in the rubble for nearly a week, family members of the 147 resid…

Staff (2021-06-30). Israeli settlers to cease illegal occupation of West Bank outpost, regional council says. rt.com Israeli settlers who illegally established an outpost in the occupied West Bank near the village of Beita have agreed to vacate the site amid heightened tensions in the region over the forced evictions of Palestinians. | Clashes last month in the West Bank saw 34 Palestinians lose their lives, reportedly the highest monthly death toll in a decade, as the Israeli military cracked down on opposition to the settlement and protests against evictions of Palestinians. | Givat Eviatar became a central site for clashes when Israeli settlers held their ground despite their presence being deemed an illegal occupation. H…

Staff (2021-06-30). Swiss govt announces bid for 36 F-35A fighter jets and Patriot missiles from US despite political pushback at home. rt.com The Swiss government has said it wants to buy 36 F-35A fighter jets from American manufacturer Lockheed Martin, a decision critics have said is too expensive for Switzerland and makes it overly reliant on the US. | Lockheed Martin beat other contenders for the contract, including the multinational Eurofighter built by Italy's Leonardo, the Rafale from French company Dassault, and the Super Hornet from US manufacturer Boeing. | In its statement on Wednesday, the Swiss government also revealed it had decided to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system from another US manufacturer, Raytheon, which beat…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-30). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Ed Grystar (2021-06-30). Liberals and Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight for National Single Payer Medicare for All. counterpunch.org The last few years have seen "Medicare for All" go from a pipedream to a household phrase. Yet now, the movement is floundering with lack of clear leadership, with self-appointed spokespeople in Congress and activist groups pushing a puzzling state-based approach. Decades of a movement based on educating the public about the merits of a

BALASPL (2021-06-30). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

MANO Magazine (2021-06-30). 'I Carry You with Me': A Gay Mexican Immigrant Love Story. latinorebels.com Documentary filmmaker Heidi Ewing's first fiction film, 'I Carry You with Me' tells the story of two gay Mexican immigrants' journey to New York City…

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-30). Mexican Rapper Audry Funk Sings for the Immigrants of NYC. latinorebels.com The music of Mexican-born rapper Audry Funk is a mix of feminism, philosophy, and body positive messages. Her new song is about the immigrant experience in the neighborhoods of New York City. | Born Audry Bustos Diaz, she began singing in a reggae group. Only when she began her career in philosophy did she start rapping. Her rap has always been laced with political messages.

news.un (2021-06-30). Migrant worker numbers rise by five million: ILO. news.un.org The number of international migrant workers has increased from 164 to 169 million, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, noting a marked rise in the number of young people seeking opportunities abroad, too.

_____ (2021-06-30). Wall Street Sharks Are Out to Privatize, Commodify, and Profit From Our Water. commondreams.org "We will not celebrate stolen Indigenous land and stolen Indigenous lives," said advocacy group Idle No More.

_____ (2021-06-30). Calls to Cancel Canada Day and Secure Justice for Indigenous People After Mass Graves Found. commondreams.org "It is past time to change course and start repairing the damage done. Disavowing and ending the lethal strikes program is both a human rights and racial justice imperative in meeting these commitments."

_____ (2021-06-30). As the Honduran Coup Turns 12, Human Life Is No More a Priority Than It Was Then. commondreams.org Protesters are calling on the president and Congress to "prioritize climate justice, racial justice, Indigenous rights, housing justice, and transit justice in the infrastructure discussions."

_____ (2021-06-30). Neoliberalism Has Depended on Huge Levels of Government Support for Its Entire Existence. commondreams.org "Amazon's bogus motion is—at least in part—meant to deter people who might enter public service from making public statements criticizing unrepentant monopolists. Do not be deterred."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Ridiculous': Amazon Derided for Calling on Lina Khan to Recuse From Antitrust Probes. commondreams.org "Today is a blow to survivors everywhere, who deserve so much better than this."

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must Be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. zcomm.org Staying on the job could let Democrats draw vivid kitchen-table distinctions between them and the corporatist Wall Street over Main Street Republicans…

_____ (2021-06-30). Coming Out Against Imperialism. popularresistance.org In the 1970s, pioneering gay activists in the US and Britain saw the fight against homophobia as part of a much broader struggle — one which linked Pride to the cause of liberating the world's oppressed peoples.

The Global Research Team (2021-06-30). How to Challenge Online Censorship. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | For much of this year, independent media — including Global Research — has felt the sting of increased online censorship", in the form of a "crackdown on news that challenges official government narratives". | We started publishing almost 20 …

Bob Lord (2021-06-30). Peter Thiel's $5 Billion Roth IRA: Only the Size is News. counterpunch.org Following up on their blockbuster reporting on the paltry income tax payments of America's top billionaires, ProPublica has exposed the billionaire stuffing of Roth IRAs. PayPal founder Peter Thiel, according to ProPublica, started a Roth IRA with a contribution of less than $2,000 in 1999 and enjoyed tax-free gains that ballooned to $5 billion by

Josh Frank (2021-06-30). Dinosaur Jr. — Live on KEXP at Home. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Almost half of Australia's population under lockdown measures as Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org Australian governments have been compelled to adopt the limited public health measures, amid widespread popular anger and what epidemiologists describe as a "perfect storm" for infection spread.

WSWS (2021-06-30). United Auto Workers union announces end to mask requirements in auto plants. wsws.org The move will almost certainly increase infections both in the plants and in surrounding communities in the coming weeks and months.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Nurses at HCA hospitals across the US have held pickets to protest staffing levels, while air traffic controllers in Argentina staged a one-day strike on June 26 over wages.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UAW releases evasive "update" to striking Volvo workers, while continuing to black out struggle nationally. wsws.org The letter from soon-to-be UAW President Ray Curry contained no concrete information on what the UAW has been discussing behind closed doors with the company, except that the company has refused to budge from its demands.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Singer Jim Morrison's Collected Works published prior to the 50th anniversary of his death. wsws.org HarperCollins has published The Collected Works of Jim Morrison, which includes previously unpublished poems and other writings of the songwriter and vocalist of the popular 1960s rock band The Doors.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Support striking Volvo workers in the United States! wsws.org It is critical to mobilise workers around the world to break the isolation of 3,000 Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia, who have now been on strike for three weeks.

WSWS (2021-06-30). As Delta variant spreads, Southern California schools plan full reopening of schools this fall. wsws.org Under conditions in which all children under 12 years old remain unvaccinated and the Delta variant is spreading throughout California, the moves to fully reopen schools are criminal and will lead to an unknown number of infections and deaths throughout the region.

Editor (2021-06-30). The dishonest blame game of retail store closures and crime. mronline.org Reporters who parrot corporate claims of out-of-control theft play into a narrative that benefits big business and perpetuates carceral policies. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-06-30). Hundreds of more unmarked graves discovered in residential school in Canada. mronline.org The Cowessess First Nation said that at least 600 unmarked graves have been discovered on the grounds of what used to be the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). The Palestinians' Inalienable Right to Resist. libya360.wordpress.com Louis Allday Extract from a design by Ismail Shammout We remembered all the miseries, all the injustices, our people and the conditions they lived, the coldness with which world opinion looks at our cause, and so we felt that we will not permit them to crush us. We will defend ourselves and our revolution by…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). King Msawati May Have Fled Swaziland, but the Pro-Democracy Struggle is Far from Over. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Residents from Siphofaneni constituency (Lubombo region) march for democracy in Swaziland, defying protests ban by the Mswati autocracy. Photo: CPS While the government has denied reports about the King fleeing from the country, it has not convinced the banned opposition political parties who have been mobilizing over the last couple of weeks in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). On Vargas Llosa and Putrid Liberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro Garcia Linera "Neoliberalism is degenerating into a complex neo-fascism," writes Alvaro Garcia Linera. All things age: living organisms, people, and ideas. It is the tough reality of the second law of thermodynamics. But there are dignified ways to do it, staying true to the principles at which the zenith of one's existence was reached,…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-30). New animal rights bill includes series of protections for elephants against zoo captivity in UK. nationofchange.org "[UK's forthcoming elephant] legislation is testimony to this work and key to forcing us to examine how we treat animals for the sake of our entertainment and so-called education."

Erica Etelson (2021-06-30). The seven deadly sins of politi-speak. nationofchange.org Here's what I've learned: Academic and activist jargon and concepts obscure more than they clarify, and alienate more than they attract people to the cause.

Peter Certo (2021-06-30). In OtherWords: June 30, 2021. otherwords.org Soon, tens of millions of American families will get an unusually direct federal benefit: cash deposited directly into their bank accounts. | As part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats last March, the vast majority of Americans with kids with get an expanded Child Tax Credit, or CTC. Starting July 15 and going till the end of the year, most families with children in the United States will start receiving $250 to $300 monthly payments for each child they have. | This week in OtherWords, Karen Dolan explains this historic new benefit, which will reduce child poverty by half while it continues — a…

Farhang Jahanpour (2021-06-30). America wants to be known in Mideast as Champion of Free Speech, so Why is it Censoring Iranian Websites? juancole.com Oxford (Special to Informed Comment) — The Bureau of Industry and Security, an agency of the United States Department of Justice, in a statement on Tuesday 22 June announced that it had seized 33 websites and news outlets used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU), and another three run by the "Iran-backed" …

Adriana Cadena (2021-06-30). Getting Out of Poverty Shouldn't Be About Luck. otherwords.org I grew up in a poor, undocumented family. I was lucky — we got our legal residency, I got an education, and now I have a good job. But no one should have to count on luck. | Here's my story and what I've learned. | My dad came to the U.S. to work through the I was five years old, but I remember the heat, the exhaustion, the fear, and the hope. When we first…

splcenter (2021-06-30). Fighting Extremism Online: New resources help parents combat radicalization of youth on the web. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Khalil Bendib (2021-06-30). In Need of Repair and Reparations. otherwords.org Get the full-res version

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-30). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). St. Vincent & The Grenadines: La Soufriere Volcano Remains Calm. telesurenglish.net According to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), the geological activity of the Soufriere volcano, which is located on the island of St. Vincent in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, has been steadily decreasing since its last explosion on April 22. | RELATED: | Photographs taken by MVO scientist Adam Stinton confirm that La Soufriere has not spewed lava or formed a new dome in recent weeks. | "That's…

April M. Short (2021-06-30). People in LA are feeding each other the food that would be wasted. zcomm.org "I want to encourage people to get up and do something. If you're tired of the way things look and you're tired of the way things are, then what are you really doing about it? We actually have a lot of power."

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-30). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Iraqi Armed Group Vows To Shot Down US Warplanes In Response To Recent Strikes. southfront.org Official logo of Saraya Awli'a al-Dam. | An Iraqi armed group calling itself Saraya Awli'a al-Dam [the Custodian of Blood Regiments] has reportedly vowed to shot down US warplanes in response to the Four fighters of the PMU were killed as a result of the US strikes. Unidentified f…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). New Video Shows Road Accident Between Russian, US Forces In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from the road accident video. | On June 30, the The video shows a US International MaxxPro MRAB [Mine Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicle that had hit a Russian BTR-82a armored personnel carrier from the side. The accident was apparently minor as both vehicles appeared to be intact in th…

_____ (2021-06-30). Progressives Decry 'Foolish and Dangerous' Approach of White House Climate Memo. commondreams.org "We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.

_____ (2021-06-30). Exposé Showing 'Inappropriately Close' FDA, Biogen Collaboration Prompts Demand for IG Probe. commondreams.org How the events of 2009 in Honduras shaped my worldview.

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-06-30). Clyburn Intervention Seen as Latest Salvo in Dem Establishment's Bid to Stop Nina Turner. commondreams.org It would have been possible for Chipotle to avoid raising its burrito prices by paying its executives less. But Chipotle decided otherwise.

_____ (2021-06-30). Loony Economics: Republicans Blame Democrats for the Rise in Chipotle Burrito Prices. commondreams.org The revelations "paint a damning picture of drug regulators who surrendered their independence and objectivity," said Public Citizen's Michael Carome.

_____ (2021-06-30). Maine Sets Example With 'Country's Strongest' Facial Recognition Ban. commondreams.org "This is not a bold agenda, it is technocratic market-speak that is decades out of date."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Bombshell' Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Action by Congress. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-30). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-30). 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…

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Otis Maclay (2021-06-30). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-30). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-30). ILWU & Fight Against Zionist Shipping Line ZIM In Oakland & West Coast. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 retired member Jack Heyman is interviewed about the struggle against the Israeli shipping line ZIM and the action by ILWU longshore workers in Oakland and the West Coast to abide by picket lines.

Mike Elk (2021-06-30). Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against NewsGuild over Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up. indybay.org Independent reporter Mike Elk has sued the CWA NewsGuild for retaliation for exposing the president of the Pittsburgh, PA local who was a sexual predator and engaged in misconduct.

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). 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.

LaborFest (2021-06-30). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-30). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz (in the open area south of the foot bridge)…

Robert Koehler (2021-06-30). Politically Correct Racism. zcomm.org So a major component of the latest manifestation of racism is that white people are its victims…

Rodrigo Nunes (2021-06-30). Organizing in the midnight hour. zcomm.org Interview on a new approach to the problems of power and organization to help confront climate catastrophe…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-30). Imperial teams win big at Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition. imperial.ac.uk Two student teams from Imperial have scooped prizes at this year's Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.

James J. Zogby (2021-06-30). Netanyahu Is Out but Nothing Has Changed. globalresearch.ca

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family can be safely returned to Sri Lanka and that they do not meet the refugee criteria. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family do not meet the refugee criteria and can be safely returned to Sri Lanka. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

Zoà´ Carpenter (2021-06-30). Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'. thenation.com Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'

Aída Chávez (2021-06-30). The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal. thenation.com The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal…

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-06-30). The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story. thenation.com The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story…

Noah Flora (2021-06-30). In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution. thenation.com In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution…

Chris McGreal (2021-06-30). Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price. thenation.com Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-30). 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'. thenation.com 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'

Josh Gosfield (2021-06-30). Celebrating the Holidays. thenation.com Celebrating the Holidays…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 …

Malik Miah (2021-06-30). United States: What Juneteenth means in the battle for equality. greenleft.org.au Juneteenth (June 19) has finally become a national holiday in the United States. Malik Miah looks at its origins and what it represents in the struggle for Black liberation.

Steve O'Brien (2021-06-30). Hamilton Community Pantry saved for now. greenleft.org.au An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O' Brien.

Tim Gooden (2021-06-30). Video: Christy Cain on Svitzer Australia dispute — 'A blue we've got to have'. greenleft.org.au Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.

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Editor2 (2021-06-29). Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment. orinocotribune.com A maj ≠or wit ≠n ≠ess in the United States' Depart ≠ment of Justice ca ≠se against Ju ≠li ≠an Assange has admitted to fabricat ≠ing key accusati ≠ons in the indict ≠ment against the Wiki ≠leaks found ≠er. | A major witness in the United States' Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published…

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Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Prime witness in Assange case admits to lying, details expose misleading indictment. peoplesdispatch.org Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted hacker and one of the prime witnesses in the US indictment against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated his testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support grows for US Volvo Trucks strike among Indian workers. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to auto workers in Sriperumbudur in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu who supported striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). US civil rights groups demand Statehood for D.C. peoplesdispatch.org The rally was organized by Black Voters Matter along with 50 civil rights, and racial justice organizations. The demand for D.C statehood is a long-standing fight of civil rights groups in the United States…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-29). "Stop the Steal" Campaign by Losing Candidate in Peru Must Come to an End. cepr.net MarketWatch See article on original site Peru is currently facing a serious problem following its June 6 presidential election that is similar to what we had in the US in November. The losing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is refusing to accept the results. Like Trump, she claims without evidence that it was stolen. Keiko Fujimori is …

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-29). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Jessica Corbett (2021-06-29). Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a 'Blatant and Unacceptable Violation' of Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2021-06-29). Iraqi Shiite Militias hit back at US Bases in Syria after Biden Air Raids; Why does US have Bases in Syria? Why Hasn't it Left Iraq? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds reports that Shiite militias in Syria fired several rockets or artillery shells at the US military base in the al-'Umar oil field in Deir al-Zor province in southeastern Syria on Monday evening, in response to Sunday's US bombing raids on Iraqi Shiite militias on the Syria-Iraq border. There were …

Staff (2021-06-29). House Will Vote Tuesday on Removing Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote Tuesday on a bill that, if enacted, would remove statues of Confederate figures as well as replace the bust of a Supreme Court jurist who authored what is considered one of the worst decisions in the country's history. | The bill promoted by Democrats

John Feffer (2021-06-29). Iran's Hardliners are Back, Too. counterpunch.org To some critics, U.S. elections are managed affairs. According to this cynical view, the "powers that be" narrow the field of candidates, the two parties don't represent the real range of public opinion in the country, and periodic elections are just shadow plays staged by powerbrokers behind the scenes. In this way, U.S. democracy is

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 12:55:03 -0400 (2021-06-29). Ilhan Omar Says Progressives Ready to Withhold Votes From Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. commondreams.org "Action taken now will help us protect our climate, promote a more equitable, clean energy economy for America, and strengthen international leadership."

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-29). Report on First Phase of PSUV Primaries Process—21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, June 27, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) experienced an unprecedented process of strengthening its internal participatory democracy. The PSUV bases had the opportunity to nominate freely, and according to a policy that guarantees gender parity to their candidates in the upcoming regional and municipal elections. As planned, more than 14,000 Bolívar Chávez Battle Units (UBCH) were organized in assemblies and began the nomination procedure previously defined by PSUV's Electoral Commission. | In the final stretch of the day, the First Vice President of the PSUV, Diosdado Cabello Rondón, r…

_____ (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Of Iraq And Syria Only Serves The Weapons Industry. popularresistance.org 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, "conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region." He added that "the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense." | Embedded in this formulaic Pentagon statement is so much propaganda and so many euphemisms that, b…

WSWS (2021-06-29). The racial wealth gap fraud. wsws.org The argument that the racial wealth gap is the most salient feature of American society today is based on a tendentious selection and presentation of data with the aim of covering up class inequalities.

Ricardo Carnevali (2021-06-29). øQué pasará con Assange tras una década de persecución y con pruebas que se caen? globalizacion.ca Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, testigo clave en el proceso del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos contra Julian Assange, confesó en una entrevista concedida al periódico islandés Stumdin que mintió en sus declaraciones utilizadas por las autoridades de Washington para armar…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-29). Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections. zcomm.org State lawmakers in one state after the next have moved to embrace Trump's fantasies about rigged elections and massive fraudulent voting…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-29). 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…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). 'Enough Already': Allies Flee Fujimori Camp as Peru Ballot Recount Attempt Hits Fourth Week. sputniknews.com Across Latin America, left-wing political movements are again on the rise, in many cases led by indigenous figures who have united the struggles of indigenous campesinos and urban industrial workers against pro-business governments friendly toward Washington.

Editor (2021-06-29). Hunger and food production in Nicaragua: how do we feed the people? mronline.org 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 food sovereignty in the face of sanctions. | June 29, 2021…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-29). Mobilizing worker power for Amazon union now! workers.org April 9 was no happy day for organized labor — or for anyone in the global working class. The National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a union representation election at Amazon in Bessemer, Ala. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union lost the vote by a 2-1 margin. . . . |

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-29). Does Socialism Have a PR Problem? counterpunch.org New York's second-largest city, Buffalo, has essentially elected a socialist mayor. India Walton, who calls herself "very proud" to be a democratic socialist, swept past incumbent mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary race on June 22. Walton's victory is reminiscent of recent shocking election upsets where self-proclaimed socialists, particularly in the state of

WSWS (2021-06-29). Biden's bombing of Iraq and Syria: the normalization of war. wsws.org Two decades after the start of an invasion and occupation that claimed the lives of a million Iraqis, the US is still attacking the region as it prepares for far wider wars.

WSWS (2021-06-29). US offers talks to North Korea as it ramps up pressure on China. wsws.org The Biden administration's approach to North Korea is part of wider efforts to isolate China internationally.

Newsclick (2021-06-29). US seizure of Iranian sites complicates nuclear deal talks. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recent decision by the US to 'seize' 33 sites, including those of the Iranian Press TV. He talks about the nature of registration of sites across the world, the discussions around the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, and the recent meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-29). Biden's Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments. progressive.org Climate activists and Indigenous leaders continue the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which is a violation of Indigenous treaties, human rights, and the planet.

Andy Kroll (2021-06-29). What Price "Defense"? tomdispatch.com President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or President Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s, and roughly three times what China spends on its military. Developments of the past year and a half — an ongoing pandemic, an intensifying mega-drought, white supremacy activities, and racial…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Biden's Strikes at Iraq-Syria Border Likely Illegal, Contrary to White House Claims. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States does not appear to have a legitimate basis in either domestic or international law to justify the recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which means the attacks could be seen as acts of aggression that violated the sovereignty of both countries, legal experts told Sputnik.

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-29). The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech. thenation.com The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech…

Danny Glover (2021-06-29). Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives. thenation.com Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-06-29). These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go. thenation.com These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go…

Michael F. Pettinger (2021-06-29). Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion? thenation.com Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion?

_____ (2021-06-29). Afghanistan's Drug Production Is a Global Crisis. strategic-culture.org There is a grave international crisis looming, and its base is Afghanistan, Brian Cloughley writes. | In May 2003, Senator Joseph R Biden of Delaware gave evidence at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on "Narco-terrorism: international drug trafficking and terrorism — a dangerous mix" and

_____ (2021-06-29). Blinken's Mass Deception. strategic-culture.org By Stephen LENDMAN | In Rome with US imperial partners, discussions included support for ISIS and likeminded jihadists. | Defying reality like many times before, Blinken, turned truth on is head with the following remarks, saying: | The Biden regime is "commit(ted) to enduring the enduring defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (sic), including through support for ongoing stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS (sic)." | No US "stabilization" efforts exist in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. | The US and its imperial partners provide no "humanitarian aid" or other…

Staff (2021-06-29). Amid Nuclear Talks, Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. democracynow.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the U.S. needs to end its "constant tit for tat" with Iran across the Middle East. "By failing to pivot away from that and instead bomb…

Staff (2021-06-29). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict With Iran. truthout.org Image Credit: U.S. Military Handout | Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian Ame…

Jon Schwarz (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Campaign Is a Trumpian Assertion of Presidential Power. zcomm.org Trump's berserk recklessness opened a window to rein in presidential war powers. Biden's actions show that window is now closed…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 11:28:00 -0400 (2021-06-29). Though Evidence Is Lacking, US Media Give New Respect to Lab Leak Theory. commondreams.org President Biden must resist trying to revive a new Cold War with China and using that to undermine progressive governments in South America and side with the industrial oligarchs.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 13:11:10 -0400 (2021-06-29). Biden's Position on Line 3 Abandons His Climate Commitments. commondreams.org Rather than stock market prices I would rather be regularly informed about hunger in America.

Staff (2021-06-29). Biden reiterates anti-Iranian claims in meeting with Rivlin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — The US president reiterated his anti-Iranian claims during a meeting with the head of the Israeli regime in Washington.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 10:12:55 -0400 (2021-06-29). Watchdog Says Insurrectionist Lawmakers, Including Trump, Should Be Barred From Public Office. commondreams.org "Once again, our antitrust laws have been shown by the courts to be woefully inadequate to address the abuses of the richest companies in the world."

Jay Janson (2021-06-29). China and Russia Quiet about US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East and Africa. dissidentvoice.org The world facing desperate situations of climate change, planetary degradation and nuclear war preparation desperately needs protection from inhumane deceiving war promoting Western media, and from where shall it come if not from the bountiful and powerful two great designated adversaries of the Western powers, China, the world's most populous nation and largest economy, and …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Russia And China To Deepen Cooperation In Hopes Of "Multipolar System Of International Relations" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, a video conference took place place between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. | It coincided with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. | The Kremlin clarified that the presidents exchanged congratulations and assessed the current state and prospects for the development of strategic partnership between Russia and China.

Staff (2021-06-29). The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions. truthout.org On a Friday evening in April, the Supreme Court quietly issued a short decision that opened the floodgates for religious entities to claim an exemption from just about any law. Tandon v. Newsom didn't center on a traditionally hot-button issue like abortion or LGBTQ rights; it focused on COVID-19. While the case received little attention outside of the legal world, it marked the culmination of more than 30 years of legal strategy by Christian conservatives who have sought ever-broader leeway to flout t…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 15:43:01 -0400 (2021-06-29). Peter Thiel Will Pay Zero in Federal Income Tax on His $5 Billion in Gains. commondreams.org "Today, six Supreme Court justices… sanctioned the United States' use of punitive, prolonged, and arbitrary detention as a means of immigration enforcement and deterrence."

Olujimi Alade (2021-06-29). On defending socialism. workers.org June 7, 2021 was a meeting I have been looking forward to. It was the first time I was able to meet in person with comrades in over a year. Zoom meetings were nice and nothing like conversing face-to-face with your fellow revolutionaries. Jimi Alade at Philadelphia May Day 2021. . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-29). How colonialism's legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today. juancole.com By Patrick Greiner | — ( The Conversation ) — While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations' economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South remained largely impoverished. Today, all that burning of oil, coal and natural gas has warmed the planet toward dangerous levels, and science shows that …

_____ (2021-06-29). Mack And Ford Workers Call For Joint Action To Back Volvo Trucks Strikers. popularresistance.org Aware of the anger over handling scab parts and growing sentiment for collective action in solidarity with the NRV strikers, UAW 677 posted a notice Monday, which read: "As the NRV strike continues, our brothers and sisters at Local 2069 need our support." Far from calling the workers out or even calling for a ban on handling scab parts, the Local 677 officials instruct workers to donate money to striking Volvo workers during the general membership meeting Thursday at the local union hall. | While workers will no doubt gladly contribute, even though they are facing the loss of income due to temporary layoffs, it…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: America's Plan to Annex and Invade Canada. globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

Brian Garvey (2021-06-29). Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca The fear campaign has one again gone into high gear. | Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating the "dangerous" Covid variant entitled "Delta". | First identified last year in India, The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant was "thought to …

Andrew Bacevich (2021-06-29). The Passing of the Present and the Decline of America. counterpunch.org "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

John Clamp (2021-06-29). The World's Displaced People: an Egregious Abdication of Responsibility. counterpunch.org With more than one per cent of the world's population currently displaced by war, ethnic and warlord violence, climate change, and all the other horrors ceaselessly created by humanity in torturing itself, today's landscape of misery should cause world leaders to hang their heads in shame. The amount of displaced people in the world has

WSWS (2021-06-29). Short recollections of World War II. wsws.org These recollections about the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45 were written by Yuri Primakov, who experienced the war as a teenager, and is now 94 years old.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Academics under surveillance as anti-China witch hunt escalates in Australia. wsws.org The stepped-up spying on academics goes hand in hand with increasing involvement of the universities in military projects related to preparations for a US-provoked war against China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger on the part of the Palestinians towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid the PA's systemic corruption.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid systemic corruption.

Editor (2021-06-29). Geopolitics, profit, and poppies: how the CIA turned Afghanistan into a failed narco-state. mronline.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. | June 29, 2021…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. warisacrime.org Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs. Matteo Salvini of …

Tikender Panwar (2021-06-29). COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be? peoplesdispatch.org The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people's participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures…

Peter Certo (2021-06-29). We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both. nationofchange.org The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won't survive.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-29). Israel's damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip. juancole.com By Rasha Kaloti " — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families …

Relative of Seth (2021-06-29). 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…

Revolution Books (2021-06-29). 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…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-29). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time in my youthful naiveté, I would mock those who said they believed in out-of-space aliens and flying saucers. In my hubris, I even wrote an extensive academic paper saying that the popularity of science fiction and the myth of planetary escape provided by the UFO cults and the media served the …

WSWS (2021-06-29). NATO begins massive anti-Russian Sea Breeze military exercises. wsws.org The largest ever NATO operation in the Black Sea begins just six days after Russian armed forced fired warning shots and then dropped four bombs in the path of HMS Defender, a British warship that entered Russia's territorial waters off Crimea.

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-29). FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Iraq On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada threatened to target US military aircraft and retaliate against US attacks, following the US airstrikes on PMU positions in Iraq | On June 28, at least four PMU members were killed by US airstrikes on the al-Qaem area | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for attacking an Iraqi Federal Police post east of Samarra | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for an IED attack targeting an Iraqi Federal Police patrol in the…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Syria On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the US coalition base in the Omar oil field were targeted with at least eight rockets. | On June 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim and Barah villages | On June 28, unidentified persons killed two Syrian IDP sisters in the al-Hawl camp | On June 28, SDF arrested several alleged ISIS sleeper cells in Abu Khashab area | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions west of al-Bab | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Rustaq district in Takhar province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Chak district in Wardak province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured the city center of Mughur district in Ghazni province | On June 28, local authorities have announced the recapture of the villages of Khof Dareh, Sang Atash, Khavaki, Khosdeh and Derbi Ahoo in Farkhar district of Takhar province | On June 28, Afghan army and popular mobilizati…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Yemen On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 113 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 29 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 29, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces…

George Monbiot (2021-06-29). Second homes are a gross injustice. zcomm.org People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 10:54:19 -0400 (2021-06-29). Experts Warn Florida Tower Disaster Is Climate Emergency 'Wake-Up Call'. commondreams.org Despite the sudden media enthusiasm for the lab leak theory, there remains as little compelling evidence that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab as there always has been.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 15:14:06 -0400 (2021-06-29). The Brazilian Government Is Waging War on Indigenous Rights. commondreams.org "This move would be extremely damaging and will give a green light to other countries to also shirk their responsibility," said Amnesty International. | The Bolsonaro government is using legislation and the courts to try to deprive indigenous people of their rights.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-29). Gunboat Diplomacy will not Revive Britain's Fading Power, Whatever Boris Johnson Thinks. counterpunch.org In the months before the first Gulf War in 1991 my late friend Christopher Hitchens took part in a television encounter in which he demolished the actor Charlton Heston who strongly supported the bombing of Iraq. Hitchens asked Heston to name the countries clockwise starting from Kuwait which shared a common border with Iraq. "Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Russia, Iran," responded Heston, a list which must have come as a big surprise to the Russians and Bahrainis.

South Front (2021-06-29). Video: Syria's Greater Idlib and Al Qaeda Affiliates. globalresearch.ca

F. William Engdahl (2021-06-29). "We are Human Guinea Pigs": Alarming Casualty Rates for mRNA Vaccines Warrant Urgent Action. globalresearch.ca Official US and EU data confirm alarming numbers of deaths and permanent paralysis as well as other severe side effects from the experimental mRNA vaccines. It is now clear that we are being asked to be human guinea pigs in an experiment that could alter the human gene structure and far worse.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-29). UAE, Israeli leaders embrace over dead Palestinian bodies. electronicintifada.net Abu Dhabi inaugurates opening of Israeli embassy.

Editor (2021-06-29). 'Turning right, repressing left': How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course. mronline.org In the face of a prolonged and deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela's government has embarked on a "turn to the right" in economic policy, while resorting to repression against the left. | June 29, 2021…

Staff (2021-06-29). Venezuela Reports 1,286 New COVID-19 Cases & 13 Deaths on Sunday. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,286 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,283 are of community transmission and 3 imported, were reported in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, raising the accumulated total of infections to 269,635, while the recovery rate remains at 93%, or 250,528 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Bolivarian Government. | The report was presented Sunday, June 27, by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, during the customary daily balance provided by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of CO…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-29). Organizing in the midnight hour: an interview with Rodrigo Nunes. roarmag.org People raise their fists during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Vincenzo Lullo / Shutterstock.com | With the Doomsday Clock currently set at

Morning Star (2021-06-29). Chinese Communists prepare for 100th birthday, take stock of achievements. peoplesworld.org The Communist Party of China (CPC) remains committed to serving the country's 1.4 billion people, the party's Central Committee said this weekend as it prepares to celebrate the centenary of its founding this week on July 1. The 91 million-strong Marxist party has led China through a transformation that took it from an impoverished nation …

WSWS (2021-06-29). From censor to conspiracy theorist: Zeynep Tufekci promotes the Wuhan Lab lie. wsws.org Zeynep Tufekci, who argued in the New York Times for censorship against left-wing news organizations on the grounds that they promoted "conspiracy theories," is promoting the actual conspiracy theory that coronavirus was released from a laboratory in China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). New Zealand maritime security strategy targets China. wsws.org The new strategic document, with its imprimatur by prominent academics, again signals the increasingly bellicose anti-China orientation within Wellington's political establishment.

James O'Neill (2021-06-29). The West Has Trouble Adapting its Behaviour to Cope With China's Role. dissidentvoice.org One of the more interesting phenomena at the present time is the campaign against China, to try to portray it as some sort of evil force determined to rule the world in its own image. The timing of this phenomenon is interesting. For much of…

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). Medal recipients embody Chinese Communists' honest, dutiful qualities: Xi. ecns.cn The July 1 Medal recipients embody the Chinese Communists' integrity and devotion, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Tuesday.

Bertil Lintner (2021-06-29). China-India: Contours of a Conflict to Come. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-06-29). US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, BBC) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China's Hubei province last year, it has never enjoyed as much mainstream credibility as it has in recent months.

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-06-29). China y Panamá ante los berrinches de Washington. globalizacion.ca El ferrocarril, el Canal francés y el Canal norteamericano | El 13 de junio de 2021 se cumplieron cuatro años de relaciones diplomáticas entre la República Popular China y Panamá. Sin embargo, las relaciones entre nuestros pueblos trascienden las formales entre…

_____ (2021-06-29). UAE Company Cracks Down On 'Block The Boat' Picket Line In Canada. popularresistance.org A small town in northern British Columbia was recently the backdrop for a chilling display of how Emirati influence and power can be used to attempt to suppress popular support for Palestine. On June 14, Prince Rupert was the scene of a Block The Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship that had been chased away from Oakland. For a day and a half, members of ILWU 505 had respected the picket line and the Volans had sat idle. Eventually, an emergency injunction was granted, and the Volans was finally unloaded and left for Shanghai, China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Indian navy chief threatens China and Sri Lanka over port development. wsws.org Statements by senior Indian officials about "maritime security" echo hypocritical US claims that China's naval movements are a threat to "freedom of navigation."

_____ (2021-06-29). Members Of Topeka's Local Frito-Lay Union Just Voted To Strike. popularresistance.org Members of the local union representing Frito-Lay workers have voted to strike. | After multiple rounds of mediated contract negotiations with the company yielded little progress, members of Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union on Saturday voted to strike starting early next month. | According to Mark Benaka, business manager for Local 218, a total of 383 union members turned out for a series of membership meetings held Saturday in Topeka. He indicated a strike vote was taken during those meetings, with members overwhelmingly voting in favor of the boycott. | "A vote…

John Wojcik (2021-06-29). How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won. peoplesworld.org SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The workers at a huge meatpacking plant here with a history of caring little about whether they lived or died during the coronavirus pandemic defeated this month the company's attempt to continue crushing them, this time with wage and benefit rollbacks. Worker determination to do anything and everything to protect their livelihoods became …

Staff (2021-06-29). Russia records highest official Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic, as nation fights sharp rise in cases of Delta variant. rt.com At least 652 people infected with coronavirus have died in Russia within the latest 24-hour recording period, government officials announced Tuesday morning. It marks the country's single most deadly day since the pandemic began. | The Covid-19 operational headquarters reported the grim milestone amid a steep rise in the number of positive tests for the infection over the past fortnight. More than 134,500 people are confirmed to have died with the virus overall since last March. | The largest number of daily deaths were recorded in Moscow, which accounted for 121 of the fatalities. The capital has consistently…

Dean Baker (2021-06-29). Is Indonesia Really a Pandemic Basket Case? counterpunch.org You might think so from reading this NYT article. The piece tells readers that Indonesia had 20,000 positive cases on Thursday. Furthermore: "and the national percentage of positive Covid tests reached 14.6 percent this past week. By comparison, the weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 1.8 percent." The article also reports that

WSWS (2021-06-29). New York City to move 8,000 homeless people from hotels to crowded shelters, ending COVID-19 prevention program. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort will jeopardize the health of homeless people to free hotel rooms for tourists.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). COVID-19 origin review may not be definitive: WSJ. ecns.cn The review of the origin of the COVID-19 may not produce "a definitive explanation," said The Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). U.S. experts call for establishment of commission on evaluation of COVID-19 response: media. ecns.cn The United States should establish a commission on evaluation of its COVID-19 response, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has cited U.S. leading experts as saying.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-29). 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.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-29). 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…

Zoya Qureshi (2021-06-29). How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor. thenation.com How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

news.un (2021-06-29). Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women. news.un.org As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 …

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 08:35:51 -0400 (2021-06-29). Ultra-Contagious Covid Delta Variant 'Wreaking Havoc' Worldwide. commondreams.org Washington's national security spending follies.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-29). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 05:25:27 -0400 (2021-06-29). 'Not Going to Happen': Progressives Slam McConnell Effort to Sabotage Reconciliation Bill. commondreams.org "This is devastating. And it didn't have to happen. The world urgently needs a People's Vaccine."

Kathy Kelly (2021-06-29). Art Against Drones. covertactionmagazine.com At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City, visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now a tranquil and architecturally intriguing promenade. Here walkers enjoy…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty: Tyrants Don't Create Tyranny. Your Obedience Does. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on December 14, 2021 | People are waking up. | Art is being applied to protests. As very well demonstrated in Germany the Netherlands and Denmark — see video " …

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). The West's Audacity of Sanctioning: The Latest Case is Belarus. dissidentvoice.org On 23 May 2021 President Lukashenko ordered the Ryanair plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, carrying his Nazi-schooled threatening opponent and activist Protasevich and his girlfriend, to be diverted to Minsk. He did so after having received a message of a bomb threat on board the plane from the Swiss e-mail provider …

WSWS (2021-06-29). 751 unmarked graves discovered at Canadian residential school site in Saskatchewan. wsws.org The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the Marieval Indian Residential School sheds light, yet again, on Canadian capitalism's brutal, inhumane treatment of the indigenous population.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 12:56:33 -0400 (2021-06-29). 500+ Groups Rally on Capitol Hill Demanding End to 'Outrageous' Fossil Fuel Subsidies. commondreams.org Climate activists and Indigenous leaders continue the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which is a violation of Indigenous treaties, human rights, and the planet.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-06-29). HMS Defender versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-29). St. Louis, Missouri, Amazon worker fired after not being informed of a schedule change. wsws.org The worker has been barred from rehire at the company for a year due to circumstances beyond his control.

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-29). Judge tosses frivolous lawsuit by heiress Sulome Anderson seeking to destroy The Grayzone. thegrayzone.com Entitled heiress Sulome Anderson waged a McCarthyite lawfare campaign to destroy The Grayzone. We can now expose her and the powerful forces behind her deranged legal assault. "Because of the lawsuits my family won against Iran, I had all the money in the world to spend on drugs, and I made some dealers a lot of money." —Sulome Anderson, 2016 "I'll destroy him : )" —Sulome Anderson on defendant Ben Norton, 2017 "I'm not stupid enough to take it this far …

Kathy Durkin (2021-06-29). Capitalism behind fatal building disasters. workers.org Two preventable catastrophes caused by capitalist greed in housing construction occurred four years and thousands of miles apart, and in both cases the tragic loss of human life was horrendous. While Florida's building collapse is affecting a more affluent grouping in the U.S., the earlier disaster at Grenfell Tower in . . . |

Andrew Wright (2021-06-29). The corporate takeover of Detroit homes. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—According to a recent article in the business outlet Crain's, out-of-state investors are buying up houses in large quantities in the metro Detroit area. One such firm, SK Investment Group, which is based in Florida, is purchasing houses in "50-200 home bundles" to then be turned into rental properties. According to Crain's, Detroit experienced the second …

Michaela Malone (2021-06-29). Protesters at San Diego's Chicano Park say, "Free Leonard Peltier!" liberationnews.org he action at Chicano Park was held on the 46th anniversary of the infamous shootout at Oglala, which took place after two unidentified FBI agents invaded a farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation–resulting in the deaths of the agents and subsequent persecution of Leonard Peltier.

Betsey Piette (2021-06-29). High school valedictorian defies anti-LGBTQ+ censorship. workers.org Wearing a graduation cap with rainbow colors and a militant fist, Bryce Dershem, valedictorian at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, N.J., began his June 17 commencement speech: "After I came out as queer freshman year, I felt so alone. I didn't know who to turn to for support." Voorhees . . . |

Global Research News (2021-06-29). Selected Articles: Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca By The transformation as we now know, is planned to be n…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Ethiopian Government Announces Ceasefire, As TPLF Takes Control Tigray's Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, Ethiopia's central government declared a unilateral ceasefire after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) took control of Mekelle. | The capital of the Tigray region was recaptured by the TPLF after nearly 8 months of fighting that the United Nations claims has led 350,000 people to the brink of famine. | The TPLF said it was back in control of Mekelle, and residents reported seeing troops in Tigray regional uniforms in the city for the first time si…

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Before Stonewall: Queer Liberation's Communist Party Roots. orinocotribune.com By C.J. Atkins — Jun 24, 2021 | The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and '70s—wouldn't exist without the Communist Party USA. | That might sound like a big claim to make, but it was Communist ideology and political strategy that provided the theoretical and practical architecture of the earliest effort to win gay equality in the United States—the Mattachine Society, a group whose ideas underpinned all the struggles and victories in the country that have been won over the past half century. Without them, there wo…

Maicol David Lynch (2021-06-29). Being Black and gay in the USA: Interview with dancer Diego Mugler. peoplesworld.org This is part 3 of a series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Growing up Black in the United States is not easy. Black men know all too well that their risk of being shot by police officers is much higher than that of their white male counterparts. Black transgender women are also one …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Classified Documents Left At UK Bus Stop Outline "Thorough" Plan To Sail Through Russian Waters. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The loss and subsequent discovery at a bus stop, of all places, of documents with plans for the passage of the British Navy's Defender destroyer through Russian waters in the Black Sea is a mistake made by a "specific person." | This was stated during the hearings in the British Parliament by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Jeremy Queen."It looks like it was a mistake. I don't want to talk about something until the results of the inv…

Staff (2021-06-29). Northwest Heat Wave Is a Symptom of Terrifying Runaway Climate Feedback Loops. truthout.org The village of Lytton, British Columbia, just northeast of Vancouver, saw

Anonymous103 (2021-06-29). Dozens Of Trucks With Military Supplies Arrived At U.S. Base In Syria's Hasakah. southfront.org A March 5 photo shows a convoy of U.S. forces armoured vehicles driving near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Footage was posted Friday by Syrian activists online showed U.S. armoured vehicles driving on a rural road a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) | On June 28, the United States has dispatched two convoys of trucks carrying military and logistics supplies to Syria's province of Hasakah. The reinforcement was sent followin…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-29). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 29, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). New Israeli Government Approves 31 Settlement Projects In The West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In its first such expected decision, the brand-new Israeli government announced 31 settlement projects in the West Bank. | The Civil Administration's High Planning Subcommittee gave the green light to 31 projects, including the building of a mall in Mishor Adumim, a special needs school in the settlement of Elkana, and synagogues and Jewish seminaries in Karnei Shomron and Kfar Adumim. | Responding to the move, the Yesha Council settlement umbrella group demanded that the High Planning Su…

Staff (2021-06-29). Sudden death of bitcoin billionaire leaves behind controversial crypto legacy. rt.com One of the world's biggest individual bitcoin holders, Mircea Popescu, has reportedly died in Costa Rica at the age of 41, leading to uncertainty over the $1 billion in cryptocurrency he leaves behind. | The billionaire drowned at Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, in Costa Rica, according to a Spanish-language publication, Popescu, a Romanian entrepreneur and blogger, launched bitcoin securities exchange M…

Staff (2021-06-29). AZ Will Spend Millions to Replace Voting Machines Compromised by GOP "Audit" truthout.org Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, announced on Monday that Security firms hired by the Republican-controlled Arizona state Senate were tasked with au…

Staff (2021-06-29). YouTube Reverses Course on "Permanent" Ban of Media Watchdog Right Wing Watch. truthout.org The media watchdog group Right Wing Watch (RWW), which monitors and publicizes the activity of far-right political organizations, was "permanently" suspended from YouTube on Monday over multiple (but unspecified) violations of the platform's community guidelines. This presumably occurred because RWW frequently reposts videos originally posted by right-wing activist groups, some of them overtly white supremacist or fascist in nature. Ironically enough, as RWW pointed out, most of those groups h…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-29). Adani Strikes Coal. counterpunch.org He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations. But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani's Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview that his understanding of transparency was rather far from the dictionary version. When asked how the Carmichael Coal Mine

Norman Solomon (2021-06-29). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

news.un (2021-06-29). Malian authorities urged to 'break the cycle of impunity' for human rights violations. news.un.org Rampant impunity for human rights violations in Mali is posing serious risks for the protection of civilians in the West African country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

BALASPL (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Editor (2021-06-29). Alfred Sohn-Rethel — 'Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology'. mronline.org Upon reading Sohn-Rethel it becomes clear that his work is important for contemporary debates on ecology, the Marxist critique of science and debates on post-revolutionary societies such as the former Soviet Union. | June 29, 2021…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. zcomm.org The political tide has recently turned against nationalism and, consequently, possibilities have re-emerged for addressing global problems on a global basis…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 16:17:20 -0400 (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org &nbsp…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Photos: US Secret Service Agents Arrest Several Climate Change Activists Amid White House Blockade. sputniknews.com Last month, the San Francisco, California, homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) became sites of protest as over 100 young activists of the Sunrise Movement ended a 266-mile 'Generation on Fire.' The youth-led movement has now taken its demands to Capitol Hill.

news.un (2021-06-29). Hospitals barely functioning, famine still looming in Ethiopia's Tigray region. news.un.org UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the uncertain situation in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region despite a ceasefire call from the Government, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions there and the potential for disease outbreaks.

news.un (2021-06-29). 'Highest standards of conduct' required for successful UN peacekeeping. news.un.org Successful peacekeeping requires the "highest standards of conduct" by civilian and uniformed peacekeepers, the UN chief told a High-Level Meeting this week on Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.

Angela (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Angela (2021-06-29). 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)…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-06-29). Lessons From The Nation's Black Male Educators. popularresistance.org The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black men made up just 2 percent of the nation's teaching workforce, representing the lowest population group in education. | As the realities of the pandemic set in last year, many school districts in the South were chastised for taking a lackluster approach to ensuring safe reopenings for their students. | For Everton Blair, an educator and the first Black member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Board of Education, open…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Health care workers face mental health crisis as the result of pandemic disaster. wsws.org Forty-three percent of health care workers considered leaving the health care profession in 2021, according to a survey by Vivan Health.

Jake Johnson (2021-06-29). In blow to GOP narrative, Missouri cut to jobless benefits not boosting hiring. nationofchange.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). 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.

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-29). A Sea Painted NATO Black. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-29). The Roots Of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think. popularresistance.org Before the recent wave of organizing among media workers, adjunct professors and nonprofit workers set the world talking about the promise of white collar unions, there had already been decades of quiet organizing among the white collar creative underclass. A surprising amount of that organizing has been done by a single local union: UAW Local 2110 in New York City, which with little fanfare helped to pioneer the sort of unionizing that routinely draws headlines today. | Beginning in the 1980s, the union organized workers at a list of cultural institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Village Voice and…

_____ (2021-06-29). Preventing A Return To Normal Amidst The Current Catastrophe. popularresistance.org Author A.M. Gittlitz reflects on the legacy of Argentine Trotskyist J. Posadas, its relevance for revolutionary politics today and for a cosmic socialism tomorrow.

Carlos Fonseca Terán (2021-06-29). Nicaragua Responds to "Unilateral Coercive Measures by a Hostile Foreign Power" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-06-29). American History: Trying — and Failing — to Feel Patriotic on the Fourth of July. globalresearch.ca

Julian Rose (2021-06-29). Overcoming the Hypnosis of Fear: "A Culture of Fear" Imposed by "Elected Governments" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine Share Commitment to NATO Membership, "De-occupation" of Lands from Russia. globalresearch.ca

Ken Bouley (2021-06-29). The Myths of Point Reyes. counterpunch.org Introduction A critical controversy continues to simmer unnoticed on the West Coast. The question of how to administer one national park, and by extension how to manage public lands, is as-we-speak being answered at Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San Francisco. So far, the answer ventured has been per the druthers of the

Cal Winslow (2021-06-29). Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California's North Coast: Mendocino County's Jackson Demonstration State Forest. counterpunch.org Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land — probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when the state acquired the land in 1947 —

Jonah Raskin (2021-06-29). Liberation and Reaction in the Big Apple. counterpunch.org I had a near-perfect day in New York on the last Friday in June. I went to my favorite movie theater, The Film Forum, on Houston Street and watched a classic French gangster flick, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge starring Alain Delon and Yves Montand. Then I ate oven-fired pizza and drank a Moretti at Arturo's on Thompson

WSWS (2021-06-29). Student-led petition fights lecturer's sacking at Sydney's Macquarie University. wsws.org The mathematics students have taken an important stand, in the face of the refusal of the student and staff unions to fight the ongoing government-management offensive against university workers and students.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Mack and Ford workers call for joint action to back Volvo Trucks strikers. wsws.org Mack Truck workers at the Macungie, Pennsylvania plant are outraged over having to handle scab parts and are pressing for joint action to defend their striking brothers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Blackalicious lyricist Gift of Gab dead at 50. wsws.org Gift of Gab's best work exudes a free spirited and unpretentious quality as well as an uncanny sense of rhythm.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support striking teachers at Oaks Park High: For a united fight against victimisations and the unsafe reopening of schools! wsws.org The Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for the organisation of a fightback. We urge Oaks Park teachers to break the stranglehold of the National Education Union and form an independent rank-and-file committee.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Ohio House passes bill criminalizing disobeying cops. wsws.org On the same day as Derek Chauvin's sentence for the murder of George Floyd, the Ohio House passed a bill designating failure to follow an officer's order as an obstruction of justice.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Roma man dies during brutal arrest by police in Czech Republic. wsws.org The death of Stanislav Tomá≈° recalls the terrible police murder of George Floyd one year ago in the US.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Heatwave driven by climate change bakes the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada. wsws.org Seattle, Washington, recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 103. Portland, Oregon, surged to an unprecedented temperature of 112 degrees that same day.

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

WSWS (2021-06-29). As condo collapse death toll rises to 11, questions surface about the role of Surfside, Florida, building inspector. wsws.org The town's former building inspector, Ross Prieto, has denied having seen the structural analysis prepared in 2018 that identified significant structural problems that may have contributed to the tower's sudden collapse.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Beaumont and Spectrum Health announce merger, establishing largest hospital system in Michigan. wsws.org Detroit-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced plans to create a statewide hospital system and boost the compensation of top executives.

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing well-paid office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests take place for fifth straight day against Palestinian Authority after activist dies in custody. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian journalists also staged a vigil outside the UN office to protest against the PA security forces for attacking and intimidating them while they were covering the protests, and demanded protection…

Newsclick (2021-06-29). The 2021 corporate bamboozle on world food systems. peoplesdispatch.org Mega-corporations are all set to walk away with the keys to global governance of food and agriculture at the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Pat Mooney talks about what is at stake and The Long Food Movement counter strategy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests break out in Lebanon over reduction in fuel subsidy and hike in prices. peoplesdispatch.org The end of fuel subsidies in Lebanon is expected to have a catastrophic impact. People already suffering from rising poverty and prices of essential commodities see it as yet another assault on their living conditions…

Amanda Mills (2021-06-29). New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4 years. nationofchange.org "Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Massive rally in London by progressives declares Tories are unfit to govern. peoplesdispatch.org Asserting that the Tories are unfit to govern the country, the protesters condemned the government's bid to enact draconian laws intended to block protests. The call for the mobilization was given by the People's Assembly Against Austerity…

Karen Conner (2021-06-29). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the June Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, July 2 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In June, we are likely to see job growth that is somewhat faster than the 540,000 average of the last three months. The sectors that the recession hit hard, most importantly restaurants, hotels, …

Anthony Pahnke (2021-06-29). Disadvantaged Farmers Deserve Help. progressive.org Racism in agriculture is a historic fact that must be confronted directly.

John Buell (2021-06-29). Dear National Public Radio: The Stock Market is not the Economy— Tell us about Hunger and the Real Unemployment Rate. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — I have a pet peeve with NPR. Why do so many of its top- of- the- hour five minute newscasts begin and end with short stock market updates? Is there no more important factoid its news editors could be passing along to us? NPR likes to portray …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after Ataturk. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after AtaturkAs Turkey expands drone sales to NATO membersAnd Russian foreign minister to discuss military cooperation with Turkey Building on the triumphalism following their joint military assault against the small enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh last year, one in which the new Turco-Azeri "one nation, two states" federation with a …

Washington Uranga (2021-06-29). Argentina — Estrategias, intereses y dilemas: Agenda y elecciones. globalizacion.ca A medida que el país se introduce en tiempos electorales la cuestión de la agenda y de las agendas (la social, la política y la mediática) concitan la atención no solo de los actores expresamente políticos, sino de otros que,…

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-06-29). Genocida y corrupto: El desenmascaramiento de un gobierno embustero. globalizacion.ca En las últimas semanas, el gobierno Bolsonaro viene acumulando evidencias de corrupción en diversos ámbitos del quehacer nacional. De hecho, el ministro de (la destrucción del) medioambiente, Ricardo Salles, tuvo que renunciar debido a los procesos por los que está…

José Blanco (2021-06-29). La democracia y la justicia social. globalizacion.ca Según la casa financiera Credit Suisse (CS) —un activo gestor mayor de la inversión internacional—, el 1% de los 5 mil 300 millones de adultos del mundo poseen 45 por ciento de la riqueza global del planeta. El otro 99…

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (2021-06-29). "Dentro de la Revolución" sigue existiendo espacio para todo y para todos. globalizacion.ca Queridas amigas y amigos: | Ante todo la felicitación a los condecorados, desde la admiración, el respeto y el cariño. | Muchas veces en los últimos tiempos he pensado: quién me iba a decir a mí que tal o más cual cuestión…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-29). 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…

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-29). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). 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.

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-29). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz (in the open area south of the foot bridge)…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-29). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-29). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

LaborFest (2021-06-29). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

Otis Maclay (2021-06-29). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

MANO Magazine (2021-06-29). MANO's LGBTQ+ Playlist. latinorebels.com MANO magazine is celebrating Pride Month with a killer playlist featuring the baddest Latino LGBTQ+ artists from across the Américas!

Omar G. Encarnación (2021-06-29). The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations. thenation.com The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations…

Peter Kuper (2021-06-29). Celebrating Pride Month. thenation.com A dance to LGBTQ!

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-06-29). El necesario juicio a cinco expresidentes mexicanos. globalizacion.ca El próximo primero de agosto se efectuará una Consulta Ciudadana para determinar la voluntad popular de enjuiciar o no a cinco ex presidentes de México. La idea del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador es darle participación a la población en…

Emir Sader (2021-06-29). Brasil — El nuevo ciclo del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT). globalizacion.ca El Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) ya tiene una historia, una historia relativamente corta en comparación con otros partidos de izquierda importantes en el mundo. Pero, comparativamente también, una historia de extraordinario protagonismo durante el relativamente corto tiempo de su…

Editor (2021-06-29). The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania — book review. mronline.org The idea that there was anything remotely worthy about Britain's imperial past has been steadily losing credibility, despite the Johnson government's disgraceful and offensive insistence to the contrary. | June 29, 2021…

Megan Erickson (2021-06-29). How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal? thenation.com How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal?

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-29). The Aliens Are Coming to Help. thenation.com The Aliens Are Coming to Help…

Calvin Trillin (2021-06-29). January 6 Reckoning. thenation.com January 6 Reckoning…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Civic participation platform wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial student-founded startup has developed a social platform that improves deliberation and civic decision making.

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