Daily Archives: June 1, 2021

2021-06-01: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-06-01). Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. orinocotribune.com Massive rallies call for impeachment of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro | On Saturday, Brazilians took to the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Demonstrations were a response to the tragedy of over 459,000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19, and the recklessness of their president faced with the crisis. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission which is evaluating his COVID-19 policies and actions, including recommending the use of unproven drugs, and pressuring local officials to prevent sanitary…

Wilfred Chan (2021-06-01). Gig Workers of the World Are Uniting. thenation.com How do you beat companies that can spend hundreds of millions of dollars to exempt themselves from labor law? You organize.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-01). How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation. counterpunch.org The ceasefire on May 21 has, for now, brought the Israeli war on Gaza to an end. However, this ceasefire is not permanent and constant Israeli provocations anywhere in Palestine could reignite the bloody cycle all over again. Moreover, the Israeli siege on Gaza remains in place, as well as the Israeli military occupation and

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-01). What's new in COVID TRIPS waiver negotiations? peoplesdispatch.org Sangeeta Shashikant from the Third World Network looks at the position of different countries, how pharmaceuticals are profiting from the crisis, and the urgent need for the negotiations to be fast tracked and concluded.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Tire workers die of COVID in Argentina after pseudo-left-led union enforces return to work. wsws.org The SUTNA union and its pseudo-left leaders have suppressed workers' opposition to unsafe conditions and have kept them on the job throughout almost the entire pandemic.

_____ (2021-06-01). World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic. popularresistance.org One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-06-01). Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch. indybay.org Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-01). From the Somme to COVID, the Deadly Toll of Bad Leadership. counterpunch.org Dominic Cummings criticised the British government response to the Covid-19 pandemic as a case of "lions led by donkeys", a phrase commonly used to describe British military leaders in the First World War. He may have intended simply to abuse Boris Johnson and some of his ministers as catastrophically inept, but the comparison is valid

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

WSWS (2021-06-01). Australian educators demand immediate reinstatement of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org CFPE meetings have passed resolutions in support of London bus driver David O'Sullivan, who has been victimised after fighting for COVID-19 health and safety protection in his workplace.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Australian COVID outbreak in Victoria hits aged-care homes. wsws.org There is widespread anger over the fact that most aged-care workers are yet to be vaccinated, and they are again being compelled to work at multiple facilities to make ends meet.

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-01). Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba "A Priority" dissidentvoice.org Waiting in line for food in Cuba. Photo credit: UPI.com Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for "Syringes to Cuba" as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook livestream. An energetic Cuban-American high school teacher in Seattle, Lazo created a group called …

Andy Kroll (2021-06-01). My Covid-19 Teaching Year. tomdispatch.com It seems appropriate that the 2020-2021 school year in Portland, Oregon, began amid toxic smoke from the catastrophic wildfires that blanketed many parts of the state for almost two weeks. The night before the first day of school, the smoke alarm in my bedroom went off. Looking back, I see it as a clarion call, a shrieking, beeping warning of all the threats, real and existential, we'd face in the year to come. On that first day of what would be that fall's online version of school, I was still reeling from the loss of one of my dear friends. As wildfires approached her remote Sonoma County, California, home, she…

WSWS (2021-06-01). On US Memorial Day: American ruling class declares pandemic "over," as 500 die every day. wsws.org On a day supposedly set aside to commemorate the dead, the corporate media and political establishment devoted their efforts to spreading complacency and forgetfulness about the horrific toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Autoworkers at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant speak out against relaxation of CDC guidelines, end to COVID restrictions. wsws.org Autoworkers have dealt with massive outbreaks inside major plants in recent months, and many have lost loved ones and coworkers to the terrible virus.

WSWS (2021-06-01). New COVID-19 variant in Vietnam highlights global danger. wsws.org The virus mutations and the COVID-19 surge across Southeast Asia underscore the worldwide character of the public health emergency.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

Global Research News (2021-06-01). Selected Articles: Depopulation and the mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca By At no time does the article mention the eugenist nature of deliberate population reduction, in connection with the covid plandemic, the coerced…

WSWS (2021-06-01). Sri Lankan SEP holds important meeting on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org SEP (Sri Lanka) General Secretary Wije Dias said that the online meeting represented "a new stage" in the struggle to build an Indian section of the ICFI.

Waging Nonviolence (2021-06-01). This time, Palestine Solidarity Swept the U.S. juancole.com By Shane Burley | — ( Waging Nonviolence) — In mid-May, hundreds gathered in Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon with signs denouncing the violence that is now crushing the Gaza Strip's over two million residents. At this storytelling rally, Palestinians — who are so often rendered invisible in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict …

Maurice Jacobsen (2021-06-01). Thursday 6/3: We All Live in Gaza – Special Documentary Screening – Fundraiser. indybay.org Screening will be at the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, 3200 Grand Ave. Seating will be limited to a social distanced safe 200…

Pip Hinman (2021-06-01). Reporting on apartheid Israel. greenleft.org.au Just as Israel is being forced to pull back from its latest bombardment of Gaza, ABC management has been instructing its reporters in the art of misreporting, writes Pip Hinman.

Sara Luterman (2021-06-01). Life in Gaza With Down Syndrome. thenation.com Life in Gaza With Down Syndrome…

WSWS (2021-06-01). "Badass Teachers" Facebook group administrators uphold ban on WSWS writer Evan Blake. wsws.org The WSWS Educators Newsletter continues to demand the readmission of Blake into the national BATs Facebook group and the right of socialists to voice their opinions in the forum, which claims to be left-wing.

Moderator (2021-06-01). Steven Donziger and Chris Hedges on Corporate Tyranny. scheerpost.com Read Chris Hedges' original piece on Steven Donziger's case and listen to Robert Scheer's interview with the environmental justice attorney on "Scheer Intelligence." On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger, the human rights environmental justice attorney about the grim reality exposed when we confront the real centers of power. Donziger has …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-01). How John Hersey Blew the Whistle on the Reality of Nuclear War. zcomm.org Review of "Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World" In this crisply-written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey's pathbreaking article, "Hiroshima," and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. In 1945, although only 30 years of age,

Margaret Kimberley (2021-06-01). Freedom Rider: Biden breaks his promises. mronline.org Black people have nothing to show for a Biden presidency despite turning out in droves to put him in office. | June 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-06-01). 'Respect Money': How a Chinese talent show put its fans up for sale. mronline.org Success on "Youth With You 3" had less to do with talent and more to do with who could buy the most votes. So why don't fans care? | June 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-06-01). Destitution, hunger and the lockdown. mronline.org ON March 24, 2020, Narendra Modi had announced that the country would go into a lockdown after four hours! This nation-wide lockdown was to last till the end of May, after which there were local lockdowns but not a general one. | June 1, 2021…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-06-01). AFRICOM military's exercise: The art of creating new pretexts for propagating US interests. peoplesdispatch.org Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat "irregular migration" and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-01). What happened to the municipalists in Spain? roarmag.org Mayors of Madrid and Barcelona, Manuela Carmena Castrillo and Ada Colau, during the Fearless Cities conference in 2017. Photo: When the citizen pl…

Eds. (2021-06-01). Was Marx a climate warrior? mronline.org This is a talk given online at the ESRC Festival of Social Science on November 11, 2020: 'Was Marx a climate warrior?' for a panel organized by Bangor University. | June 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-06-01). Western media, even Bellingcat, failed to save the reputation of neo-Nazi soldier Protasevich. mronline.org Since the arrest of Roman Protasevich in Minsk after the emergency landing of the Ryanair flight he was on, a real battle for his reputation has been launched between Belarus and the West. | June 1, 2021…

Larry Holmes (2021-06-01). Palestine's relationship to class struggle worldwide. workers.org The excerpted remarks are from a May 27 webinar: "From Palestine to Alabama — The Revolutionary Transformation of the Working Class — A Conversation with Larry Holmes," sponsored by Workers World Party. Holmes is WWP's First Secretary. Go to tinyurl.com/23u6b5he to see the entire program. Larry Holmes This is such . . . |

Staff (2021-06-01). June 6 — From Oakland To NYC: #BlockTheBoat International Week of Action. samidoun.net Join #BlockTheBoatNYC as we stand with workers and community organizers of #BlocktheBoatOakland, California who have blocked cargo ships operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking for over 11 days. Here in the NYC-NJ area, the ZIM Tarragona is scheduled to dock in the Port of New York and New Jersey on Sunday, June 6th. This week, as part of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center's International Week of Action to #BlockTheBoat, we are going to send a clear message: Israeli apartheid is NOT welcome in New York and New Jersey ports! The specific time and locat…

The Conversation (2021-06-01). Climate change will cost a teenager up to $245,000 over their lifetime, court case reveals. juancole.com By Liam Phelan and Jacquie Svenson | — The Federal Court today dismissed a bid by a group of Australian teenagers seeking to prevent federal environment minister Sussan Ley from approving a coalmine extension in New South Wales. While the teens' request for an injunction was unsuccessful, a number of important developments emerged during the …

William Craig Cohen (2021-06-01). The Weekly Round-up: Further sanctions for Belarus and the end of the legal road for Hillsborough. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: The arrest of opposition activist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega in Minsk last Sunday, following the forced grounding of Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius has captured headlines this week. Mr Protasevich is a former editor of Nexta, an online dissident group with the most popular Telegram messaging channel …

Rosalind English (2021-06-01). German Courts: more questioning of the legality of Coronavirus restrictions. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 28th of April I wrote up a judgment by Weimar District Court Judge Dettmar against masks and social distancing in schools, and his subsequent handling by the police and District Prosecutor. Judge Dettmar's decision of the 8th of April was overturned last week and the proceedings were discontinued. The same court had produced a …

Sean Callebs (2021-06-01). The Heat: Tokyo Olympics controversy. america.cgtn.com The race is on to get the pandemic under control ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Gaiutra Bahadur (2021-06-01). Telling the Story of Undocumented America. thenation.com Using both journalism and visionary vignettes, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio examines undocumented life in contemporary United States.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-01). Chad Accuses CAR Forces And Their Russian Allies Of Raiding Border Checkpoint. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A scandal broke between the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad over the alleged activities of Russian military specialists and contractors. | In the early morning of May 30, CAR armed forces and their Russian allies entered the territory of the neighboring country and attacked the checkpoint of the Chadian border guards not far from the settlement of Suru. | One Chadian soldier was reportedly killed and 5 others were captured by the CAR forces and Russian military contractors. Accor…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-01). Zero Dark Failure: NATO Troops Mistakenly Raid Food Workshop In Bulgaria (VIDEO). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29th, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense and Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into an incident in the village of Cheshnegirovo in the region of Plovdiv. | The incident involved US military who, mistakenly, stormed vegetable oil production workshop during a NATO military exercise. | The incident happened on May 11, but the US embassy said it only learned about the incident on May 28th. The diplomatic mission apologized for the incident and promised to co-operate in the investig…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-01). Military Situation In Yemen On June 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 106 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 31, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 22 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 31, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 31, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Shada area | On May 31, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait w…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-01). Military Situation In Syria On June 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 46 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 31, intra clashes between the Turkish-backed forces were reported near Afrin due to dispute over the seizure of agricultural land | On May 31, the Russian Military Police and Turkish Army carried out a joint military patrol in the vicinity of th…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-01). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 1, 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 (2021-06-01). Rumors Of Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah's Death Flood Media. southfront.org On June 1st, reports surfaced claiming that 60-year-old Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has died after being taken to the hospital on the previous evening. | In a recent video, Nasrallah appeared to be very sick. While speaking he coughed, as he called for creation of a "new equation" and warning that any violation in Jerusalem by Israel would lead to regional war. | In his televised speech, Nasrallah looked tired and exhausted, and he was gasping and constantly coughing between each two sentences. He also had to stop several times to drink water and take a breath during the speech, and apologized for…

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-06-01). Power and Corruption in El Salvador. counterpunch.org In less than a week, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and his Legislative Assembly have managed to lock in full political power in El Salvador, dismissing sitting Supreme Court justices and de facto naming new ones as well as a new attorney general, while passing legislation that grants immunity to loyal functionaries linked to irregular purchases

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-01). Online events w) Varoufakis, Sam Gindin, Kate Raworth, Chomsky, Angela Davis, V Shiva, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next couple of weeks (and starting today, May 29), featuring people such as Corrina Gould, Yanis Varoufakis, Sam Gindin, Kate Raworth, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Vandana Shiva, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Staff (2021-06-01). At Least 87 Political Parties Authorized by CNE for N21 Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, reported this Monday, May 31, that at least 87 political organizations—35 national and 52 regional—have been certified for the regional elections on November 21. In addition, there are six organizations of Indigenous peoples on the national level, and 18 with regional status. | The highest representative of the Electoral Power reported that the witnesses of the different political parties were designated in the over two thousand locations for the Electoral Registry. "For the registration and updating, witnesses of the parties wer…

WSWS (2021-06-01). Mass grave with 215 bodies found at Canadian "Indian" residential school. wsws.org Lasting well into the 1970s, the state-sponsored residential school system was aimed at eradicating indigenous culture and transforming Native children into a pliant workforce for Canadian capitalism.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-01). Thursday 6/3: "The Condor & The Eagle": Film & Discussion on Indigenous Climate Justice w/ CBD. indybay.org Online event…

Juan Cole (2021-06-01). Flynn calls for Myanmar-Style Military Junta in U.S. — If he were Black, Brown or Muslim he'd be in Guantánamo. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Donie O'Sullivan at CNN reports that disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn called for a military coup, like the one in Myanmar, in the United States. He was speaking at a conference in Dallas on Saturday attended by QAnon and Big Lie election conspiracy theorists. O'Sullivan reports that a …

Chris Hedges (2021-06-01). Chris Hedges: "Dying for an iPhone" mintpressnews.com The suffering of the working class, within and outside the United States, is ignored by our corporatized media, and yet, it is one of the most important human rights issues of our era.

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-01). Rinse and Repeat: Will Biden Make Normalizing Relations With Cuba a Priority? mintpressnews.com Despite talk that his administration's Cuba policy will be guided by human rights concerns, Biden seems more concerned about catering to right-wing Cuban Americans in southern Florida than changing the decades of entrenched American policy.

_____ (2021-06-01). Railroad Blockaded In Solidarity With Palestine. popularresistance.org Coastal Cities Vow To 'Block The Boat.' For several hours on Sunday, May 30th, hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists blockaded the Lisgar GO railway, located in so-called Mississauga, Ontario. The GO train system serves millions of commuters between different hubs throughout Canada. Activists were protesting to demand that the Canadian government stop supplying arms to the …

Angela (2021-06-01). Tuesday 6/1: Conversations on Palestine with Omar Barghouti. indybay.org Zoom…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-01). 5/29/21 March on Washington for Palestine. indybay.org On May 29, 2021, for the first time in memory, there was a March on Washington for Palestine, endorsed by over 130 groups, with some 35,000 people walking in the rain from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.

Angela (2021-06-01). Thursday 6/3: Collective Liberation From Minneapolis to Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-06-01). Thursday 6/3: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 3 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Angela (2021-06-01). Wednesday 6/2: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 2 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

repost (2021-06-01). Labor for Palestine: US Union Activists Pass Support Resolutions. indybay.org Rank and file workers are passing pro-Palestinian resolutions across the country, including right here in San Francisco, where the teachers' union took a firm stand for the Palestinian liberation struggle. See www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/31/us…

Angela (2021-06-01). Sunday 5/30: Petaluma Protest/March for Palestine. indybay.org Penry Park, Petaluma…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-06-01). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: Israel's silent war. greenleft.org.au In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, reports Jyotsna Singh.

Jim Hightower (2021-06-01). Biden's modest corporate tax increases to fund public infrastructure projects are wildly popular — except among CEOs. juancole.com By Jim Hightower ( Otherwords.org) — "Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus …

WSWS (2021-06-01). Britain already in third wave of pandemic as Indian variant surges ahead of June 21 reopening. wsws.org The spread of the Indian variant has increased the Reproduction value of the virus to a level that threatens a further exponential rise in cases.

WSWS (2021-06-01). PSOE-Podemos debates pardon for Catalan-nationalist political prisoners. wsws.org The discussion of pardons is part of bitter negotiations in the Spanish ruling class over how to distribute 140 billion euros in European Union pandemic bailout funds.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Data analysis estimates 700 deaths in Texas from Winter Storm Uri. wsws.org Blackouts affected 69 percent of Texans during the week of the storm with the average length of time without power being 42 hours according to a University of Houston study.

Adri Nieuwhof (2021-06-01). Court overrules EU effort to shield Israel's settlements. electronicintifada.net Brussels unlawfully torpedoed initiative to halt trade with illegal colonies.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Macron in Rwanda: French imperialism covers past crimes to prepare new ones. wsws.org Macron's speech addressing France's role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a cynical attempt at historical falsification and political obfuscation.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Contract miners at the huge Chilean copper mine are demanding they be paid prevailing wages, while oil workers at the "green division" of the Brazilian state oil from Petrobras are continuing a strike that began May 20.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Australian government belatedly moves to vaccinate aged home residents, workers. wsws.org Thousands of aged care residents and workers are now at risk of serious health complications and death through coronavirus infection.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-01). Workers of Egyptian Iron and Steel Company protest liquidation decision. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 500 workers staged a protest in front of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company headquarters after the management announced the shutting down of production, independent news organization Mada Masr reported…

WSWS (2021-06-01). Strikes and protests hit UK schools. wsws.org Despite the common issues confronting education workers all over Britain, the education unions have worked to keep strikes isolated to single schools and colleges.

Editor2 (2021-06-01). Balance and Perspective of the National Strike in Colombia. orinocotribune.com By WFTU Colombia Secretariat — May 27, 2021 | Today, in the streets, the people speak, the people are in charge. | The National Strike that broke out last April 28 in Colombia — with its epicenter in the cities and led by youth collectives- produced in less than a month a political turn in favor of the democratic-popular forces; by contrast, it already provoked hard political and diplomatic setbacks to the dominant narco-business dictatorship in our country. | The unprecedented social hurricane filled the streets and neighborhoods with indignation and popular resistance against state abandonment and ar…

WSWS (2021-06-01). Abellio threatens London bus drivers over resort to charity food. wsws.org Abellio's threats of disciplinary action have especially angered bus drivers in the aftermath of pay deals that have effectively cut wages for drivers.

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-01). Looking to 2022, People's Action Launches Game-Changing Electoral Strategy to Boost Progressive Power. peoplesaction.org Building on Success of 2020 Deep Canvassing Program to Defeat Trump, National Organizing Network Plans to Elect Progressive Champions in Competitive Federal Races Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today launched a game-changing electoral strategy, Rise Up 2022, to boost progressive power in the U.S. Senate and House by organizing in competitive races …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-01). Pensioners in Spain mobilize in defense of social security. peoplesdispatch.org Pensioners and other working class sections protested the privatization of pensions and proposed cuts in social security. The State Coordinator for the Defense of the Public Pension System (COESPE) also demanded an independent audit of the social security funds…

WSWS (2021-06-01). Two Cubans dead, 10 missing after raft capsizes off Key West. wsws.org Deteriorating economic conditions following the collapse of tourism and the fall-off in Venezuelan subsidies have led increased numbers to attempt the dangerous journey to the US.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Putin and Lukashenko meet as Belarus intensifies crackdown on opposition. wsws.org Despite Russia's backing for Lukashenko in the face of mass strikes and the intervention of the imperialist powers, tensions between Moscow and the Belarus government remain.

WSWS (2021-06-01). US financial system awash with Fed money. wsws.org It was revealed that a facility that allows money market funds to place their surplus cash with the Fed came in at $485.3 billion last week—an all-time record.

Greta Anderson (2021-06-01). Who's Afraid the Big (Actually, Tiny) Bad (Hardly) Wolf (Pups)? counterpunch.org The Catron County, New Mexico fearmongers are at it again, complaining to the State Land Commissioner of New Mexico that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's cross-fostering of wolf pups somehow puts residents at risk and, "jeopardizes the lives" of New Mexicans. Representative Yvette Herrell cried wolf to New Mexico State Land Commissioner in early

_____ (2021-06-01). Building International Solidarity: Human Relations for Global Struggle. popularresistance.org Despite the advances in technology, radical communications has not kept pace. Sure, many anarchics are aware of other struggles through communiques, news reports, or social media posts, but there is a deep rift between these casual interactions and meaningful relation building needed for resilient, effective, and meaningful struggle.

WSWS (2021-06-01). Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad: "Freed" from important realities of history. wsws.org The underground railroad here is not the historical "railroad," which was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering assistance to slaves escaping from the South.

Phelan Acheson (2021-06-01). Socius Pt.1 — Fascism and Liberalism. realprogressives.org The two dominant factions of our politics, conservatives and liberals, often wage wars of rhetoric and culture against one another but actually work together.

Moshe Adler (2021-06-01). California Farmworkers and Florida Beachgoers, Unite! counterpunch.org Who Has Access to Private Property? Ask the Writers of the Constitution Forty-six years ago, in 1975, California gave union organizers limited access to farms in order to talk to workers: not during work hours and not every day. For the farm owners, the law has been a boon: before it was passed, California's farms experienced bitter labor

WSWS (2021-06-01). US steelworkers union negotiating sellout deal to end strike at Allegheny Technologies. wsws.org The USW is pushing for ATI to transfer its health care plan into a union-managed fund to safeguard the interests of the union bureaucracy, while it takes direct responsibility for enforcing cuts to workers' health care benefits.

Shani Heckman (2021-06-01). Sunday 6/6: Riot Grrrl and Dyke Walking Tour Mission District San Francisco California. indybay.org Meet in front of the women's building | 3543 18th street, San Francisco CA 94110…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-01). Uhuru Holds Teach-in and Fundraiser in Oakland's Astro Park. indybay.org Teach-In Calling on White People to Stand Against Police Terror and Colonial Violence…

Great Basin Resource Watch (2021-06-01). Preliminary Injunction Filed to Halt Thacker Pass Lithium Mine. indybay.org The Wrong Kind of Green — Lithium demand for electric car batteries now threatens pristine wild place. A preliminary injunction was filed to halt a lithium mine at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. Destruction could begin on June 23, 2021.

Lou Stevens & Jim Faldworth (2021-06-01). How to Save a Couple of Lives in Spite of Gov't. indybay.org Spare us the slaughter, it's just an herb!

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-06-01). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Lynda Carson (2021-06-01). Nonprofit housing developer EBALDC attacks just cause tenant protections. indybay.org Oakland tenants facing eviction after a nonprofit housing developer violates their rights under just cause eviction protections a number of years ago.

Michael Novick (2021-06-01). Dual Elections at Pacifica in June Reveal Dueling Futures for Pacifica. indybay.org Democracy, diversity, accountability and community radio are at stake if the New Day Pacifica Bylaws revision passes, and the likely outcome is triage of assets and narrowing of the range of political and cultural expression on Pacifica's airwaves.

Yanis Yaroufakis,Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendoner (2021-06-01). Austerity's Hidden Purpose & From California Capitalism to Bidenomics. indybay.org For governments pursuing austerity, spending cuts mean lower national income and fewer taxes. Unlike a household or a business, if the government cuts its spending during tough times, it is cutting its revenues, too.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-01). UBER Blood On It's Hands! UBER Murders & The Criminal Record Of UBER In Brazil. indybay.org The role of UBER in Brazil is the focus of this interview. Wagner Oliveria who was a driver with UBER in Sao Paulo Brazil talks about the murders of UBER drivers and the criminal syndicate it operates.

Lynda Carson (2021-06-01). Living under the thumb of CTCAC in California. indybay.org Oakland low-income tenants facing eviction by the John Stewart Company, and the dissolved corrupt Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI), protest in front of the California Hotel in 2008.

LVP (2021-06-01). SEIU1000 Pres Elect Richard Brown On Election, Privatization, Democrats & SEIU. indybay.org SEIU 1000 President Elect Richard Lewis Brown is interviewed about his election, the corruption, privatization and the Democrats including former Governor Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom who have attacked their wages benefits and pensions. Brown says he wants to shut off money to the politicians and also find out what the affiliation agreement with the union was with the SEIU.

Center for Biological Diversity, partners (2021-06-01). Tuesday 6/8: A Wake for Whales: Protest for Endangered Marine Life on Int'l. Oceans Day. indybay.org Crissy Field East Beach, across from the Crissy Beach parking lot, near the intersection of Jauss and Javowitz St., San Francisco | REQUIRED: Masks and Safety Distancing…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-06-01). Saturday 6/26: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy — A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. indybay.org We continue to meet via Zoom. | Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.

Angela (2021-06-01). Wednesday 6/2: Block the Boat! International Week of Action June 2-9, 2021. indybay.org Various Ports (Oakland, Seattle, etc.)…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-01). Colombia's anti-capitalist rebellion. greenleft.org.au Amid rising levels of police and paramilitary violence, Yanis Iqbal looks at Colombia's history of state repression and people's resistance.

Kerry Smith (2021-06-01). Aotearoa New Zealand: Western Sahara activists, XR picket fertiliser plant. greenleft.org.au Western Sahara Solidarity Aotearoa and Extinction Rebellion successfully blockaded the headquarters of Ballance Agri-Nutrients on May 29, reports Kerry Smith.

Jason van Tol (2021-06-01). NSW curriculum reform: deception by omission. greenleft.org.au For the first time in three decades, the NSW school curriculum is undergoing a complete reform. Jason van Tol argues that it is important to note what is being omitted.

Jay Saper (2021-06-01). US Jews Increasingly Supporting Palestinian Liberation. zcomm.org The unprecedented numbers of American Jews spilling into the streets right now believe that a demilitarized and decolonized future means a safer world for us all…

Real Utopia (2021-06-01). Real Utopia: Foundation for a Participatory Society. zcomm.org We believe that Participatory Society is by far the most important formulation for radical-progressive social transformation around today…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-06-01). The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn't Want to Talk About It. zcomm.org The long-awaited report affirms support for police unions, and rejects the idea of defunding the police…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-01). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-06-01). Cuba — El árbol de la vida. globalizacion.ca De los más diversos lugares nos llegan noticias acerca de la labor desplegada, en gesto solidario, por los médicos y enfermeros cubanos. Sin embargo, el anuncio de la presencia de un grupo de galenos en Turín removió lo más profundo…

Daniel Guiñazú (2021-06-01). Bolsonaro le tendió una mano a la Conmebol. globalizacion.ca Jair Bolsonaro vio luz y entró. Le tendió una mano amiga a una Conmebol conmovida por el retiro de la Argentina (y antes de Colombia) como sede de la inminente Copa América. Y Conmebol aceptó el convite. | Brasil será sede…

Mike Garrity (2021-06-01). Nonsensical Clearcuts Rage on in Our National Forests. counterpunch.org Clearcuts are not illegal, but they should be. Yet politicians like Montana Sen. Steve Daines and Gov. Greg Gianforte mislead the public by claiming the Forest Service no longer clearcuts. But obviously the Forest Service and timber industry are still clearcutting national forests. Case in point, the Custer Gallatin National Forest just approved — then

Mary Retta (2021-06-01). The Astrological Is Political. thenation.com The Astrological Is Political…

David Cole (2021-06-01). The Legacy of Radical Lawyer Michael Ratner. thenation.com The Legacy of Radical Lawyer Michael Ratner…

Our Readers, Katha Pollitt (2021-06-01). Letters From the June 14/21, 2021, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the June 14/21, 2021, Issue…

Kali Holloway (2021-06-01). In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right. thenation.com In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right…

Phillip Williams (2021-06-01). Final Poem for the 'Field of Poetry'. thenation.com Final Poem for the 'Field of Poetry'

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-01). Digital wind tunnels could help develop more fuel efficient aeroplanes. imperial.ac.uk New research has demonstrated how simulations could produce more detailed and accurate data quicker than physical wind tunnel experiments.

Gustavo Espinoza M. (2021-06-01). Perú — Un voto de confianza al pueblo. globalizacion.ca El próximo domingo habrá de ocurrir la segunda ronda del proceso electoral iniciado el 11 de abril pasado. En tal circunstancia, la ciudadanía, habrá de optar por una de las dos opciones en pugna. En manos de ella está la…

Pedro Pierre (2021-06-01). " °Gracias, juventud colombiana" globalizacion.ca Colombia es un país con más de 50 millones de habitantes. Su doble característica, entre otras, es de ser el quinto país más industrializado después de Brasil, México, Argentina y Chile, y el segundo exportador mundial de café después de…

John Feffer (2021-06-01). They're Not Conservatives, They're Extremists. counterpunch.org The House Freedom Caucus is routinely described as conservative, by its members, by the mainstream media, by Wikipedia. The caucus, which draws together 45 Republican Party members of the House of Representatives, is the furthest to the right of any major political formation in the United States. The most extreme and flamboyant politicians in America,

Global Research News (2021-06-01). Last Month's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-05-31). Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic. orinocotribune.com While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). India COVID-19 Variant Spreads to Neighboring Asian Countries. telesurenglish.net While India is still showing a slow pace in handling its domestic virus surge caused by a highly transmissible mutated variant, COVID-19 variants that were detected in India continue to be exported to neighboring countries, triggering a wave of epidemic resurgence in more Asian countries. | RELATED: | In just a few weeks, the B.1.617 variant has become the dominant strain across India, and now there are more than…

_____ (2021-05-31). What Matters About The Origins Of The COVID-19 Virus. popularresistance.org Up until recently I dismissed the hypothesis that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab as a crackpot conspiracy theory meant to increase anti- China sentiment in the US. Then two friends gave me very well researched articles making the case that the Lab Theory, as I will call it, was credible and should not be dismissed. | There is as yet no proof for either the Lab Theory hypothesis, or for the From Nature hypothesis. Still, the issue will rage in the mainstream media. If we don't address it properly, we will look ignorant, and we will be dismissed. | Here are the key points to make in…

Editor2 (2021-05-31). Nicaragua, Among the 10 Safest Countries in the World to Visit Despite COVID-19. orinocotribune.com The Spanish tour operator Planyts published the study " All countries of the world were analyzed. | Nicaragua appears on the list as one of the safest destinations to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. | According to the publication, the land of lakes and vol…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-31). "Mowing the Grass" No More: How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation. dissidentvoice.org The ceasefire on May 21 has, for now, brought the Israeli war on Gaza to an end. However, this ceasefire is not permanent and constant Israeli provocations anywhere in Palestine could reignite the bloody cycle all over again. Moreover, the Israeli siege on Gaza remains in place, as well as the Israeli military occupation and the rooted …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-31). 'Mowing the Grass' No More: How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation. commondreams.org "The incredible amount of global solidarity which made headline news all over the world was a clear indication that the many years of preparedness at a grassroots level have paid off." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). EU Commission Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents. telesurenglish.net Member States will now be able to extend their immunization campaigns for people aged 12 to 15, said European Health Commissioner Stella Kiyriakides on her Twitter account. | THUS, the EU followed the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which made the decision last Friday. | RELATED: | The immunizer, with messenger RNA technology, thus became the first preparation against Covid-19 approved in the bloc for c…

Sarah Feld (2021-05-31). "Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca To…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-05-31). Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca On May 19, …

Christopher Morten, Matthew Herder (2021-05-31). We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines. thenation.com We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). AU Says COVID-19 Vaccine Hoarding Aggravates Inequitable Access. telesurenglish.net The African Union (AU) on Monday expressed its deep concern about the inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, which was aggravated by the growing trend of vaccine hoarding. | RELATED: | The statement was made by the Peace and Security Council of the 55-member pan-African bloc on Monday, which followed the Council's recent meeting that dwelt under the theme "Against COVID-19 by the African Continent: Challenge to Human Security in Afri…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…

Kelly Heber Dunning (2021-05-31). As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic. wsws.org There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.

Jyotsna Singh (2021-05-31). COVID-19 in India: A tale of crumbling health systems and political one-upmanship. peoplesdispatch.org India's government had a year to ramp up its health infrastructure. Instead, crucial time was lost in denial, underestimation, political one-upmanship and blame games…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-05-31). Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

Arghya Bhaskar (2021-05-31). Alone Again: Migrant workers in India fight for survival. peoplesdispatch.org The sudden nationwide lockdown announced in March 2020 by the Center created a grave socio-economic crisis that hurt migrant workers the most. The lockdown triggered a reverse migration on a massive scale. Who can forget the visuals telling traumatic tales of their desperation? Stung by that bitter experience—which invited wide criticism—the central government has left it to each state to decide whether to impose a lockdown to tackle the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also left it to states to determine how intense and long-lasting they want their lockdowns. | In March 2020, India had of…

Gareth Porter (2021-05-31). Eisenhower rejected military chiefs' demand for nuclear war on China, classified account of '58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals. mronline.org Fearing a new conflict over Taiwan, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg has released a shocking account showing how the Joint Chiefs pressed Eisenhower to launch a nuclear war on China. | May 31, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). Right-wing leader Naftali Bennett may become Israel's next prime minister. peoplesdispatch.org Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party have reached an agreement to form a coalition government which might end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule. Bennett was also a firm supporter of the recent bombing of Gaza…

Laura Flanders (2021-05-31). Remembering the Black Roots of Memorial Day and the Revolutionary Holiday That Might Have Been. counterpunch.org Different stories told differently matter. Consider Memorial Day and the holiday that could have been if white media hadn't erased Black history. In May 1865, a week before President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of the Civil War, freed Blacks in Charleston, SC were already celebrating the defeat of the Confederacy. On May 1, the

WSWS (2021-05-31). State Department socialists: The sinister operations of Jacobin and the DSA in Brazil. wsws.org Jacobin is promoting itself in Brazil as an authoritative voice on socialism by bringing together Brazilian representatives of Pabloism, Stalinism and academic identity politics.

David Swanson (2021-05-31). Malcolm Gladwell Claims Satan Won WWII But Jesus Does Drone Strikes. warisacrime.org I wish I were joking, even a little. Malcolm Gladwell's book, The Bomber Mafia, maintains that Haywood Hansell was essentially Jesus tempted by the Devil when he refused to burn Japanese cities to the ground. Hansell was replaced, and Curtis LeMay put in charge of U.S. bombings of Japan during WWII. LeMay, Gladwell tells us, …

Ann Garrison (2021-05-31). U.S. moves against Ethiopia and Eritrea: Atrocities alleged, sanctions imposed. mronline.org Historian Jeff Pearce, @jeffpropulsion, responding to the atrocity reports of Alula Solomon, @Alula_Solomon, CEO, Tigrai Media House | May 31, 2021 | Interview…

Staff (2021-05-31). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

Staff (2021-05-31). Richard Wright's Novel About Racist Police Violence Was Rejected in 1941; It Has Just Been Published. democracynow.org Nearly 80 years ago, Richard Wright became one of the most famous Black writers in the United States with the publication of "Native Son." The novel's searing critique of systemic racism made it a best-seller and inspired a generation of Black writers. In 1941, Wright wrote a new novel titled "The Man Who Lived Underground," but publishers refused to release it, in part because the book was filled with graphic descriptions of police brutality by white officers against a Black man. His manuscript was largely forgotten until his daughter Julia Wright unearthed it at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Ya…

Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-31). At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore. peoplesdispatch.org During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…

Alan MacLeod (2021-05-31). Birds of a Fascist feather: why Israel is aiding Colombia's crackdown on protesters. mronline.org Photos circulating on social media show Colombian government forces using Israeli weapons against protestors and Israeli-made Sand Cat armored vehicles patrolling the streets of Colombian cities. Alan Macleod investigates the growing ties between the unlikely allies. | May 31, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-31). UN Human Rights Head Urges End to Violence After Troops Deployed in Colombia. truthout.org United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Bachelet, in a statement Sunday, specifically expressed concern about reports that since…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). Qatar charges labor right activist with spreading disinformation. peoplesdispatch.org Several rights groups have criticized the arrest and disappearance of 28-year-old Kenyan Malcolm Bidali, who worked as security guard and raised issues of migrant workers through his articles, earlier this month…

Rachel Evans (2021-05-31). John Pilger speaks out for Palestine. greenleft.org.au Filmmaker and author John Pilger spoke to his 2002 documentary comparing Israel's occupation of Palestine to South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, reports Rachel Evans.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-31). Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre survivors tell of past destruction, continuing pain. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Viola Fletcher, Leslie Evelyn Benningfield Randle and Hughes Van Ellis live with continuing painful memories of the night of May 31-June 1, 1921. They were children then—"Mother" Fletcher, now 107, had just turned seven, Randle was six and Van Ellis was an infant—in the well-off vibrant Greenwood community of more than 10,000 Black Americans in …

Staff (2021-05-31). PAST EVENTS: Calendar of Resistance. samidoun.net Click here for new events upcoming! Friday, May 14 Argentina Buenos Aires: solidarity with the Palestinian People — Friday, 14 May 11 am Esmeralda 1212 Buenos Aires, Argentina Info: www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbi… Australia Adelaide: Speakout: save Sheikh Jarrah, stand with Palestine — Friday, 14 May 5: 00 pm Beehive Corner Adelaide, SA, Australia Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/129509095803129/ Brisbane: Rally and March for Palestinian Nakba Day — Friday, 14 May 5: 30 pm King George Square Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia Facebook Page:…

James Patrick Jordan (2021-05-31). Winners, Losers, and Human Rights Abusers in Colombia's National Strike. orinocotribune.com By James Patrick Jordan — May 30, 2021 | It is just over a month since Colombia's National Strike (Paro Nacional) began. The international community is appalled by the endless reports of atrocities and abuses by the ESMAD riot police and Colombian Armed Forces (which combine the military and police under one command), and the right-wing gangs allied with them. As always, we must point out that US funding enables these outrages. | At the same time, we are inspired and encouraged by the tenacity and continued momentum of the popular movements and the victories that they have achieved. Along with the anger and…

Dean Baker (2021-05-31). China's Demographic Crisis. cepr.net Both…

Luis Montoya (2021-05-31). Indigenous-led movement in San Diego wins removal of Columbus statue and more. liberationnews.org The demand for the removal started in 2019 after pressure from local organizations such as Kanap Kuahan ("Tell The Truth") Coalition, an Indigenous group composed of Kumeyaay and non-Kumeyaay activists, leaders and organizations.

Staff (2021-05-31). Tens of thousands march in DC to stand with Palestine at #March4Palestine. samidoun.net Tens of thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, despite cold and rainy weather on Saturday, 29 May 2021, at the National March for Palestine organized by American Muslims for Palestine, the US Council of Muslim Organizations and their partner groups. They organized buses from up and down the East Coast, while Palestinians and supporters of Palestine flew in across the country to take a stand and demand the United States sanction Israel. Speakers from partner organizations and endorsing groups demanded an end to the over $3.8 billion in aid given to the Israeli occupation regime every year, which is funne…

Andrew Freeman (2021-05-31). 'Rural people against racism' march in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. liberationnews.org On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-05-31). Palestinians, allies bring struggle to D.C. workers.org More than a thousand people demonstrated for Palestine May 29 in Washington, D.C., calling for a end to U.S. aid to Israel and a global grassroots campaign to #SanctionIsrael for its unrelenting violation of Palestinian rights and occupation of Palestinian lands. The protest was called by American Muslims for Palestine . . . |

Nicholas Stender (2021-05-31). Facing up to fascists, Alvarez family fights for justice in Chicago. liberationnews.org On March 31, Alvarez, father of a two-year-old daughter, soccer lover and worker at a meat factory was shot and killed by Chicago Police Department officer Evan Solano…

Editor (2021-05-31). Reparations NOW for Black Tulsans! workers.org People of African descent inside the U.S. have been fighting for the right to reparations, beginning when 4 million people were freed as chattel following the Civil War. The first call for reparations was for 40 acres and a mule — 40 acres of land for a free farmer and . . . |

Staff (2021-05-31). June 7-9 — BLOCK THE BOAT Vancouver: End Israeli Apartheid — Defend Palestine! samidoun.net June 7-9 2021 — EXACT DATE AND TIME TBA Port Of Vancouver and/or Deltaport Vancouver, BC, Occupied Coast Salish Territories TEXT YOUR NAME to: +1-833-590-1987 for updates and action alerts Join the Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1169263640162975 BLOCK THE BOAT FOR PALESTINE! ** Get updates and news. Text your name to +1-833-590-1987 ** DATE TIME AND SPECIFIC PORT TBA For the past 10 days, the threat of the #BlockTheBoat protest organized in the Bay Area has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking at the Port of Oak…

Olujimi Alade (2021-05-31). On supporting the Palestinian struggle. workers.org Being a recovering liberal, May 2021 might have possibly been the most important month in my entire life. Seeing revolutionary theory put into practice by attending a rally on May Day and the #SaveSheikhJarrah rally May 15 has really inspired me to invest more deeply into political organizing. Protest for . . . |

Staff (2021-05-31). Vancouver Call to Action: Ofra's Kitchen and Global TV owe the Palestinian community an apology. samidoun.net **CALL TO ACTION** Write to Global TV and demand an apology to the Palestinian community for airing an interview with an Israeli West End restaurant owner falsely accusing pro-Palestinian protesters of making threats against her. Samidoun endorses this call to action: read the original at this Google doc! Send an email to Global at these addresses: jordan.armstrong@globalnews.ca, ViewerContactBC@globalnews.ca, tips@GlobalTVBC.com and/or call and leave a message at: 778-945-9399 Demand a retraction and an apology for the uncritical airing of baseless accusations by Ofra Sixto, the owner of Ofra's kitchen on Denman…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-31). "If There Are Enough Shovels to Go Around" dissidentvoice.org "Dig a hole, cover it with a couple of doors and then throw three feet of dirt on top. . . . It's the dirt that does it. . . . . If there are enough shovels to go around, everybody's going to make it." This bit of cheery advice was offered by Thomas K. …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-31). ‚Äé øPor qué la Unión Europea se une al llamado a filas ‚Äécontra China?‚Äé. globalizacion.ca Estados Unidos sigue adelante con su proyecto de transformación de la OTAN, que ya ‚Äéno se limita a hacer de ese bloque bélico un súper ejército dirigido contra Rusia. ‚ÄéAhora también se trata de dirigir la alianza atlántica contra China….

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Israel Opposition Agrees On Forming Government And Ousting Netanyahu. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 30th, Israeli "far-right" politician Naftali Bennett announced a coalition with opposition leader Yair Lapid. | They announced that they will form a government excluding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."It's my intention to do my utmost in order to form a national unity government along with my friend Yair Lapid, so that, God willing, together we can save the country from a tailspin and return Israel to its course," said Bennett, a former settler leader and religious nationalist…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Syria On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 46 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 30, an Iraqi refugee was shot dead by unknown gunemen in Al-Hawl camp | On May 30, unknown militants attacked a headquarters belonging to the Turkish-backed Sham Legion group in the town of Mastouma | On May 30, an SDF member was killed by a gre…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). No Calm In Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani Forces Intercepted Armenian UAV Over Kalbajar Region (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan claimed the interception of the UAV of the Armenian Armed Forces in the Kalbajar border region."Azerbaijan Army Units using special technical means have detected and landed the "Griphon-12″ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armenian armed forces in the Kalbajar region of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border". — the statement reads. | Griphon-12 is a multifunctional Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed b…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Shockingly Expected: U.S. NSA And Danish Intelligence Spied On "EU Allies" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US National Security Agency (NSA), with assistance from Denmark's foreign intelligence unit spied on senior officials of European countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, among others. | This was revealed in a report by Danish state broadcaster DR. | The findings are the result of an internal investigation in the Danish Defense Intelligence Service from 2015 into NSA's role in the partnership, DR said, citing nine…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Yemen On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 103 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On May 30, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Russia To Create Dozens Of New Military Units To Confront NATO. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | On May 31, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that about 20 new military units would be created in the Russian Western Military District to "adequately confront NATO". The decision was made in response to the actions by the so-called collective West. | At the same time, the Russian troops are continuously supplied with modern weapons and military equipment. According to the Russian Defense M…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Iraq On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Samawah area | On May 30, four soldiers were wounded by an ISIS attack west of Tuz Khurmato | On May 31, security forces discovered five Grad rockets in Altun Kupri aimed at the Kurdistan Region | On May 26, Qasem Muslih, commander of PMU operation in Anbar province was arrested by the Iraqi special forces under the command of Abu Raghif, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister for Intelligence…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). RyanAir Flight Grounded In Berlin Following False Bomb Threat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the morning of May 30th, A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow had to make an emergency landing in Germany following a potential security threat on board. | It was reportedly a bomb threat, quite similar to the alleged bomb threat that reportedly caused the landing of the RyanAir flight in Minsk approximately a week earlier. | On the morning of May 31st, German federal police said that their deployment was finished, but declined to give details of what led to it, news agenc…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In CAR On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 28, 3R rebels reportedly attacked a gendarmerie brigade in Bozoum and freed all the detainees held there. | On May 26, Amigo Zibo, a former anti-Balaka Christian militia leader has been arrested by the Central African Republic authorities in Bangui city. | On May 26, three CPC rebels were killed in a fierce gun fight between CPC members and the Russian military contractors in Bongou village. | On May 29, three Russian nationals and two local policemen were killed…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). In Admiral Zheng He's Wake. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Daniel Deiss and J. Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. | No Chinese state has developed the maritime aspects of its power to the extent the PRC has done since the days of the 14th and 15th century Admiral Zheng He, whose so-called treasure ships, reputed to have been the largest wooden vessels ever produced anywhere, plied trade throughout Asia and the Indian Ocean. Alas, the necessity of fighting off the Mongols and other land threats meant that his legacy was not continued by later ru…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Steven Seagal Is Now A Russian Politician. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29th, Hollywood "legend" Steven Seagal has opted into a career change. | He joined a Russian political party. | Seagal received a party membership card of an alliance named Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth. | It was formed earlier in 2021, when three leftist parties, all of which support Putin, merged into one. | In November 2016, Segal was granted Russian citizenship. In August of 2018, Moscow's Foreign Ministry appointed him to the unpaid position of "s…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Nuclear Bone Of Contention For Iran And Iraqi Militia Groups. southfront.org The disobedience of Iranian proxies in Iraq is crossing the line, pushing Iranian generals to resign out of a sense of incapacity. | According to recent reports, Iranian general Haider al-Afghani has addressed Al-Quds special unit General Esmail Kaani, asking for a transfer. | General al-Afghani is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's officer in charge of Iraqi armed groups. Claiming that Iran-backed paramilitaries ignore Tehran's orders, he submitted a request to transfer his services out of Iraq. | General al-Afghani was the fir…

Global Research News (2021-05-31). Selected Articles: South Africa: The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid. globalresearch.ca By Apartheid in South Africa ended in part due to sanctions and pressure from the international community. It is once again on the international …

The Conversation (2021-05-31). Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis for the U.S. abroad and racial prejudice back at home. juancole.com By Susan H. Kamei | — Imagine being forced from your home by the government, being imprisoned in a detention camp under armed guards and behind barbed wire — and then being required to join the military to fight for the nation that had locked up you and your family. That's what happened in a …

Staff (2021-05-31). "Rutherford Falls" Confronts Everyday Colonialism. truthout.org In the wrong hands, a comedic story about a white man defending his heritage and land against an ambitious Native community could have proven disastrous. In the beginning, I was skeptical of "Rutherford Falls," the Peacock streaming network's groundbreaking new Native sitcom, even though I saw cause for excitement. The show features a talented Lakota Sioux lead and a Navajo co-creator, and half of the show's writers are Native, all of which sounded promising. But I had learned not to get my hopes up. | I love television,…

Staff (2021-05-31). Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems. truthout.org This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a When Ramona Hernandez t…

Staff (2021-05-31). The GOP Only Cares About the Debt Ceiling When Spending Goes Toward the People. truthout.org In his extraordinary early 20th-century memoir, The Education of Henry Adams, Adams, the scholar, political observer and descendant of two presidents, wrote of the inherent dysfunction and dishonesty of the U.S. Congress. He wrote of a Cabinet Secretary crying out, "You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" Of the Senate, Adams observed that "Senators passed belief. The comic side of their egotism partly disguised its ext…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). U.S. civil society stands up against anti-China bill as Senate moves closer to passing it. mronline.org A bipartisan vote closed debate on the omnibus U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which many argue includes provisions that could escalate trade disputes between the U.S. and China and could further rising anti-Asian racism. | May 31, 2021…

teleSUR Desk (2021-05-31). Genocide In Canada: mass grave of Indian children found. mronline.org A Catholic Church-run residential school for indigenous children was an extermination camp. It operated until 1978. | May 31, 2021 | Newswire…

Rashid Khalidi (2021-05-31). Briefing to the 8782nd session of the Security Council, May 27, 2021. mronline.org The events of the last few weeks have provoked worldwide recognition of realities on the ground in Occupied Palestine, realities of systemic discrimination, of oppression, and of settler colonialism.The events of the last few weeks have provoked worldwide recognition of realities on the ground in Occupied Palestine, realities of systemic discrimination, of oppression, and of […] | May 31, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). One arrest and three killings over the weekend in Philippines as repression continues. peoplesdispatch.org Three, including two elderly peace consultants of the communist National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP), were killed late Friday in two separate incidents…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Bolsonaro Pledges Protection Against Mining To Indigenous. telesurenglish.net Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro pledged to the Indigenous Yanomami community to preserve their Amazon demarcation from mining. The far-right leader seeks a rapprochement with these demographics ahead of the 2022 election. | RELATED: | "Your wishes will be respected. If you do not want to mine, there will be no mining," Bolsonaro said during the meeting. However, he remarked that other communities were willing to…

Paul Dobson (2021-05-31). US Confirms No Venezuela Sanctions Relief Without 'Irreversible Changes'. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has, however, endorsed new talks between the government and Guaidó's "interim administration."

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Canada Lowers Flags To Remember Death of Indigenous Children. telesurenglish.net The Canadian government lowered flags at half-mast on Sunday to remember the deaths of 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in a former residential school in Kamloops city. | RELATED: | "To honor the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former Kamloops residential school and all Indigenous children who never made it home, the survivors, and their families, I have asked that the Peace Tower flag and flags on all…

slorinoco (2021-05-31). The Immorality of the Colombian State. orinocotribune.com By Marcos Roitman Rosenmann — May 29, 2021 | While union leaders, human rights defenders, peasant and Indigenous leaders are assassinated, the Colombian state has completely surrendered to the counterinsurgency strategy designed by the United States for the region. | There is no truce. The peace agreements have not been respected, nor have the monitoring commissions been allowed to carry out their work. The threats and impunity with which the paramilitary groups act, in addition to the violence perpetrated by the armed forces and the police, have left a trail of death in their wake. According to Indepaz (Ins…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-31). Does the U.S. Really Need Another Oil Pipeline? counterpunch.org A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade sparking fierce resistance from Indigenous communities living along the route. Line 3 is being replaced in order to enable the transport of nearly 800,000 barrels of dirty tar sands crude oil per day from Calgary,

_____ (2021-05-31). Update On Cali And African Liberation Day. popularresistance.org Saturday morning, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) got word the neoliberal, right-wing Colombian state was deploying its military into the predominantly Afro-Colombian city of Calí. To top it off, the internet was not working. That prompted us to put out an alert on Twitter. | Later in the day, we heard from our folks that the internet appeared to be up and running again. But we remain vigilant because the national government had deployed the military to Calí and other cities after issuing a decree on Friday forcing governors and mayors to cooperate with the militarized response to the national strike. | This m…

Juan Cole (2021-05-31). Why proposed new Israeli PM, extreme-right Naftali "I've Killed a Lot of Arabs" Bennett, is even worse for Palestinians than far right Netanyahu. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In a prime time address on Sunday evening, right wing extremist Israeli politician Naftali Bennett announced that he intended to join a government of national unity, including left wing and centrist parties, which would unseat long-serving Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The coalition was mainly put together by Yair Lapid of …

Juan Cole (2021-05-31). Why Proposed New Israeli PM—Extreme-Right Naftali "I've Killed a Lot of Arabs" Bennett—Is Even Worse for Palestinians Than Netanyahu. commondreams.org "On the Palestine issue, Bennett is even worse than than the far-right-wing Netanyahu, inasmuch as he openly advocates annexing all of the Palestinian West Bank to Israel." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-31). To the Media: Readers Need to Know More. counterpunch.org Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly difficult to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We started an online webpage: Reporter's Alert. From time to time, we use Reporter's Alert to present suggestions for important reporting on topics that are

Peter Koenig (2021-05-31). Depopulation and the mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Amazingly,

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-05-31). U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine. globalresearch.ca While a ceasefire …

Kerry Smith (2021-05-31). Photos: Thousands march for Palestine. greenleft.org.au Thousands marched through Sydney in solidarity with Palestine on May 30, reports Peter Boyle.

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-05-31). US Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine. commondreams.org "While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-31). Dear UN Human Rights Council: Commission of Inquiry needed on Israel/Palestine to advance accountability, address root causes. juancole.com HRW statement to Human Rights Council Special Session Human Rights Watch — (Geneva, May 27, 2021) Once again, this Council gathers to address the latest cycle of violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. We could go through the statistics — hundreds of Palestinians, including dozens of children, killed in Israeli airstrikes; at least …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-31). The Dominic Cummings Show. counterpunch.org The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of

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