Daily Archives: June 3, 2021

2021-06-03: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-03). Mobilizations in Colombia Persevere After Government Continues Militarization. orinocotribune.com The National Strike Committee of Colombia announced that peaceful mobilizations will continue throughout country, as the government of Iván Duque refuses to endorse the preliminary agreement agreed to in May. | "The peaceful strike continues due to the government's attitude of refusing to negotiate the emergency document," said Committee delegate Francisco Maltés. | El Comité Nacional de Paro convoca en el marco del Paro Nacional: | Gran toma de capitales Miércoles 2 de junio En todo el país. | Por negociación del Pliego Nacional de Emergencia ya.

_____ (2021-06-03). Peace in Colombia should mean land reform and an end to hunger. popularresistance.org Colombia's ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Colombia: Police Brutality Left 30 People Injured In Pereira. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) on Wednesday night used stun guns and tear gas canisters to halt a peaceful protest in Pereira city, where they left at least 30 people injured. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social networks show hundreds of people fleeing from the agents amid tear gas smoke and gunfires. The ESMAD attacked protesters to clear the Ciudad Victoria civic square, the main point of resistance in Pereira. | "Our city li…

Carlos Aznarez (2021-06-03). Colombia: "The Government Murders with Impunity Because the US Empire is Behind it." orinocotribune.com By Carlos Aznarez — May 31, 2021 | Cecilia Zamudio is a Colombian writer, poet, journalist and artist, and like many of her compatriots lives these days with great concern for what means the repressive escalation of the government of Iván Duque, but also with deep satisfaction to the patriotism that the Colombian people starring a national productive strike that has passed the month of duration, With her we talked about all these contingencies, in order to further sharpen the efforts of internationalist solidarity with the struggle of that people. | Day after day, Uribism in government continues to develop a…

Staff (2021-06-03). Venezuela Rejects Colombia's Unilateral Decision to Open Border Crossings. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, June 2, Venezuela rejected the decision of the Colombian government to unilaterally open the border crossings between the two countries, informed Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. | The information was made public through a communiqué of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry, indicating that "this sort of border ambush shows that the Colombian government continues to engage in political tricks in order to distract public opinion from the notorious acts of human rights violations that for 36 days have shaken Colombian society and the whole world." | In the statement, Venezuela expresses that…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Human Rights Mission Condemns State Terrorism In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's International Human Rights Verification Mission on Thursday ordered an investigation into President Ivan Duque's administration for "torturing, disappearing, raping, and murdering Colombian citizens during the social outbreak." | RELATED: | "The government is encouraging police brutality, which has limited the right of the people to protest peacefully and to take part in the country's political decisions," the Mission c…

WSWS (2021-06-03). Scientists take a stand against "Wuhan lab" witch-hunt. wsws.org The conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has incited a right-wing witch-hunt against scientists researching the origin of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Wuhan lab conspiracy theory parallels Washington's "yellow rain" lie of the 1980s. wsws.org To understand how US imperialism works to create pretexts for war and attempt to deflect away from its own criminal activity, it is instructive to remember the case of Reagan's "yellow rain."

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Lab-Leak Theories of COVID-19 Are Unfounded, Scientists Say. telesurenglish.net Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) mission team to Wuhan to inquire into the origins of COVID-19 have expressed their disbelief that the virus escaped from a laboratory. | RELATED: | "The evidence right now, well, for the lab side, it's political: It's from an intel agency that's not been shown. That's not scientific," said WHO team member and zoologist Peter Daszak in a podcast last week. "It's not something that you can really reasonably la…

CGTN (2021-06-03). China Urges U.S. to Clarify Doubts over its Bio-labs. dissidentvoice.org The Biden administration is pressing for an investigation into a possible leak from the Wuhan bio-lab of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. China has called for the same transparency from the United States bio-labs.

WSWS repost (2021-06-03). Author of WSJ "Wuhan lab" story wrote lies about Iraqi "Weapons of Mass Destruction" indybay.org The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the "Wuhan lab" theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited "aluminum tubes" story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq.

_____ (2021-06-03). Lab Leak Theory And Anti-China Mania. popularresistance.org It has suddenly become popular to say what was once whispered by just a few people. Politicians and the corporate media have now convinced millions of people that the COVID-19 virus was created by experimentation gone awry.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). Kurdish Forces' ATGMs Inflicted Losses On Turkish-Backed Militants In Northern Aleppo. southfront.org Illustrative image, fighters of the Afrin Liberation Forces. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | On June 3, Kurdish fighters carried out a number of attacks on Turkish forces in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | At noon, the fighters, who are believed to be affiliated with the People's Protection Units or the Afrin Liberation Forces, destroyed a military vehicle of Turkish-backed militants near the town of Basselhâya in the southern part of occupied Afrin with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). | A few hours late…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). Greater Idlib: Militants Targeted Syrian Army Battle Tank With Guided Missile. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 3, militants of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room targeted a battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the government-held town of Kafr Nabil in the southern countryside of Idlib. | The battle tank was reportedly hit with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Opposition activists claimed that the tank's crew were killed or wounded. | Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter, Via…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Military Situation In Syria On June 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 40 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On June 2, several people were wounded in a car explosion in Jarablus city | On June 2, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Minnagh Airbase | On June 2, ISIS claimed responsibility for an IED attack targeting a SAA vehicle nea…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS Attacks Continue Despite Russian, Syrian Airstrikes. southfront.org Illustrative image | More than 110 airstrikes have targeted ISIS hideouts in Syria's central region, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 2. | At least 100 of the airstrikes were carried out by warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), while the rest were conducted by Syrian military helicopters. The airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells in the outskirts of the towns of al-Sholah in western Deir Ezzor and al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. | "Russian reconnaissance planes flew over d…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Argentina Postpones Parliamentary Elections Due to COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Senate approved…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Who Is Peru's Presidential Candidate Keiko Fujimori?>. telesurenglish.net Peru's right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will face primary school teacher Pedro Castillo in the run-off elections to be held on June 6. | RELATED: | According to national polls, the Fuerza Popular Party's leader will trail in the race for the presidency. Castillo is expected to get 40 percent of the votes in his favor while Fujimori could receive 37 percent of the votes. | The unpopularity of the right…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-03). Venezuela's PSUV to Hold August 8 Primaries for 21N Regional Elections: Procedures & Principles. orinocotribune.com The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will hold primary elections on August 8, selecting candidates to contest the for the offices of governors, mayors, regional councils, and councils throughout the country. | The announcement was made this Tuesday, June 1, by the head of state and president of the party, Nicolás Maduro Moros, during a meeting with the national leadership and the youth of the revolutionary political party. The meeting took place at the emblematic Hotel Humboldt in the city of Caracas. | Maduro explained that the origin of the entire process is rooted in the method approved by the PSUV,…

Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi (2021-06-03). The Electoral Politics and Legitimation Crisis in Iran. counterpunch.org Last week, Iran's Guardian Council disqualified an entire class of politically diverse candidates from running in the next month's presidential election. The Council certified only seven candidates, one of whom, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raisi, the current Head of the Judiciary, is unmistakably designated to be the next president of the Islamic Republic. The Council axed all

Laura Wells (2021-06-03). Daniel Ortega, good before, but not now? Really?? indybay.org President Daniel Ortega is a controversial figure, especially outside of Nicaragua. But why do so many people there support his administration's policies, and why is US interference increasing in the lead-up to Nicaragua's elections in November? Participation in a recent delegation helped answer those questions.

Jessica Corbett (2021-06-03). 'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk'. zcomm.org "We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary—including suspending the filibuster—in order to pass national voting and election administration standards."

John Nichols (2021-06-03). Texas Republicans Want to Make It Easier to Overturn Elections. thenation.com Texas Republicans Want to Make It Easier to Overturn Elections…

John Nichols (2021-06-03). It's Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections. thenation.com It's Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-03). 2,600 Canadian workers on strike after rejecting Vale Canada's contract deal. peoplesdispatch.org In a vote held among members of United Steelworkers which represents the workers at Vale Canada, over 70% voted to reject the deal the company had reached with negotiators…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-06-03). California labor maps plan to stop the Newsom recall. peoplesworld.org The growing campaign to block far-right efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom gained new strength June 1, as the California Labor Federation announced it is launching a massive ground campaign, with thousands of workers knocking on doors throughout the state, talking with voters face-to-face about the urgency of protecting hard-won gains including increased pay, …

teleSUR (2021-06-03). The UN Took Away Iran's Right to Vote in the General Assembly. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Iran strongly condemned the United Nations' decision to remove its voting rights in the General Assembly due to the delay in paying membership dues worth some US$16 million. | RELATED: | "US economic terrorism prevents Iran from paying for food, let alone UN fees," Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif tweeted. | The Iranian official suggested that the United Nations collect the unpaid fees us…

WSWS (2021-06-03). New Zealand nurses vote on derisory "revised" pay offer. wsws.org That the NZ Nurses Organisation did not reject the "offer" out of hand indicates that it is organising yet another betrayal and, given its record, will seek to impose the Labour government's pay freeze.

PAI (2021-06-03). Congressional Labor Caucus urges Biden to OK anti-virus standard. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-03). Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba "A Priority" counterpunch.org 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 Puentes de Amor, Bridges of Love, to unite Cuban Americans

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-06-03). Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska's Arctic. globalresearch.ca The Biden administration …

Kai Bird (2021-06-03). A Letter to Biden From Jimmy Carter's Biographer. thenation.com A Letter to Biden From Jimmy Carter's Biographer…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Trinidad & Tobago Addresses COVID-19 Response With the US. telesurenglish.net Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Keith Rowley on Thursday held a telephone conference meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to address the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The meeting comes following U.S President Joe Biden's intention to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, 75 percent of which will be delivered through the COVAX initiative. | On Saturday…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-03). Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits. tomdispatch.com Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu," has historically been strong indeed. In these years, the urge to forget official malfeasance and move on has, it turns out, been at least as strong. Washington's failure to investigate and bring to account those who led the nation and ultimately the world into the folly of the Ira…

Moderator (2021-06-03). How to Make Obscene Amounts of Money Off a Pandemic. scheerpost.com Flickr] By Nina Burleigh / TomDispatch Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu… |

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-06-03). The War of Corporations on Our Children. globalresearch.ca The older generation …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-03). Pentagon to Use War Games to Smuggle Weapons to Ukrainian Army, Extremist Formations for War in Donbass: Russian Defense Ministry. globalresearch.ca Today's TASS cites …

Amiad Horowitz (2021-06-03). Toxic legacy, part 2: Fighting for justice after chemical warfare in Vietnam. peoplesworld.org The following article is the second in a two-part series on U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam. The first part, which can be read here, dealt with the history of Agent Orange and its use by the U.S. military in Southeast Asia. This installment covers the stories of the victims and their battle for justice. "If …

Luna Olavarría Gallegos, Manolo De Los Santos, Vijay Prashad, et al (2021-06-03). We Stand With Cuba Against the US Embargo and Hybrid War. counterpunch.org On May 26, The New York Review of Books published an open letter signed by a group of successful artists and writers — including Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat — stating that Cuban artist Luís Manuel Otero Alcántara is "detained…solely for expressing his ideas through his art." We the undersigned challenge the aforementioned signatories to

Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco (2021-06-03). Puerto Ricans Fight a Pitched Battle for Island's Electric Grid After LUMA Takeover. latinorebels.com In the early hours of the morning on June 1, protesters began setting up encampments in front of the gates of the newly christened LUMA Energy warehouses and facilities in a bid to not let the workers access their tools…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Nigerian Government Accuses Twitter of Supporting Secessionists. telesurenglish.net President Muhammadu Buhari's administration on Wednesday accused Twitter of having double standards and supporting the secessionists in Nigeria. | RELATED: | Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed took a swipe at Twitter after it deleted a tweet by Buhari who issued a warning to protesters in Nigeria. | "We have a country to rule, and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter's mission in Nigeria is ver…

Edward Hasbrouck (2021-06-03). House hears only one side of the military conscription controversy. peoplesworld.org A House Armed Service Committee (HASC) hearing on May 19 heard from witnesses on only one side of the debate over whether to end draft registration or extend it to young women as well as young men. But despite the one-sided panel of witnesses, questions and comments from members of Congress highlighted the failure of …

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-03). Update on Mumia's Case and MOVE — Chavista Chronicles from Caracas interview with Suzanne Ross. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 03, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—In the most recent episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas we had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne Ross. Ross has been active in the international solidarity movement since the US war in Vietnam, and has visited Venezuela four times in the past ten years to support the Bolivarian Republic's struggle for self determination faced with US intervention and aggression. | Ross began supporting the cause of Mumia Abu-Jamal when he was on death row and scheduled for execution in 1995. She has played a key role in building the impressive Free Mumia movement which c…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-03). Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, How to Make Money Off a Pandemic. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me do something I've seldom done in one of these introductions and quote at length from a book. In this case, the initial paragraph of the preface to Nina Burleigh's striking new work, Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, …

Editorial Team (2021-06-03). Communist parties meet in 'World Symposium'. challenge-magazine.org More than 150 representatives of Communist and workers' parties participated in a World Symposium organised online by the Communist Party of China (CPC) last week (27 May 2021). The meeting began with a message of greetings from Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping. He told the international guests that "Marxism sheds light in a scientific way on the laws governing the development of human society, showing the way forward to emancipation and stimulating the advance of civilisation."

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-03). Heading toward summit: new NATO narrative depicts Russia as threat to world peace. mronline.org In recent months all U.S. geographical and several other military commands have branded Russia an adversary in all parts of the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from South America to North Africa, from West Asia to Eastern Europe, from cyberspace to outer space. | June 3, 2021…

The Conversation (2021-06-03). One in three heat deaths since 1991 linked to climate crisis — here's how else warming affects our health. juancole.com By Chloe Brimicombe and Hannah Cloke | — Since 1991, 37% of lives lost due to extreme heat globally can be attributed to climate change on average. That's according to a new study which gathered data from 732 locations across 43 countries and calculated how often local temperatures exceeded what is ideal for human health. …

WSWS (2021-06-03). Melbourne lockdown extended as Australia's COVID-19 outbreak spreads. wsws.org Despite warning of the rapid spread of the outbreak, Victoria's Labor government is resuming in-person teaching for senior high school students in Melbourne and is lifting lockdown measures in regional areas of the state.

WSWS (2021-06-03). World's largest meat processor JBS hit by ransomware attack, shutting down US operations. wsws.org The company said in a statement on Monday that servers in North America and Australia had been hit by the attack.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Vasily Grossman's Stalingrad: A Soviet masterpiece about World War II appears in English for the first time. wsws.org The English translation of Stalingrad will not only finally introduce a broad readership to a masterpiece of world literature, but it will also help new generations, especially young people, to understand the enormous impact of the October Revolution.

Media Lens (2021-06-03). Two Centuries Of 'The Imperialist, Warmongering, Hate-Filled Guardian'. dissidentvoice.org In contrast to Media Lens modestly marking a mere two decades in July, the Guardian has been deluging itself with praise on reaching two centuries this year. Not that we would expect otherwise. As editor Katherine Viner proclaimed in a long, celebratory essay: 'The Guardian is not the only newspaper to declare that it has …

Adam Aron (2021-06-03). Climate Justice and Movement Building: An Interview with Brian Tokar. counterpunch.org Brian Tokar is an activist and author, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and a board and faculty member of the Institute for Social Ecology. He is the author of several books, including Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change (Revised edition, 2014). He is also an editor,

_____ (2021-06-03). A People's Guide To The War Industry: The New BOSS. popularresistance.org Corporations have taken over many military tasks or "base operations support services," writes Christian Sorensen. Fourth in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.

Edward Curtin (2021-06-03). The Etymological Animal Must Slip Out of the Cage of Habit to Grasp Truth. globalresearch.ca Life is full …

Guest Contributor (2021-06-03). The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders. ukhumanrightsblog.com This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …

Joris Leverink (2021-06-03). Toward 100 chapters of the Los Angeles Tenants Union. roarmag.org This essay was authored by members of the LA Tenants Union Media Committee. All photos courtesy of LA Tenants Union. | In 2017, tenants living around the corner from the famous Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles received a sudden, massive and legally-permitted rent increase. The landlord was attempting to rebrand their building as a hot destination for newcomers, displacing long-term community members — some of the very musicians for whom the plaza is named. With the help of organizers from the Los Angeles Tenants Union / El Sindicato de Inquilinxs de Los àÅngeles (LATU), these residents formed the Mariach…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Military Situation In Yemen On June 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 138 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Madghal area | On June 3, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led…

Juan Cole (2021-06-03). Top Ways Israel's Netanyahu Torpedoed Mideast Peace and Harmed Israel and America. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A step was taken by his rivals toward unseating long-serving Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday when opposition parties all along the political spectrum from left to right formed a coalition of national unity. Ironically, that coalition only reached a majority in parliament by accepting for the first time …

Alex Bainbridge (2021-06-03). Weapons expo disrupted by rainbow coalition. greenleft.org.au Standing up against the war profiteers at the Land Forces exhibition in Brisbane was a rainbow coalition of First Nations peoples, peace, climate and human rights defenders. Alex Bainbridge, Jim McIlroy and Steffi Leedham report.

William rivers Pitt (2021-06-03). 100+ Democracy Scholars Issue Dire Warning About Threats to Voting Rights in US. zcomm.org "Our democracy is fundamentally at stake. History will judge what we do at this moment."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. 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. For some …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …

WSWS (2021-06-03). Sri Lankan health workers support International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org "We in the health service and all sectors of workers want to eradicate this deadly disease, but capitalist big businesses want to continue their profiteering."

Staff (2021-06-03). Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Help Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. truthout.org The Vietnam War ended in 1975, but Vietnamese people today continue to suffer the effects of Agent Orange, the deadly dioxin-containing chemical weapon that the U.S. sprayed over 12 percent of South Vietnam from 1961-1971, poisoning both the people and the land. | Descendants of the approximately 2 to 4 million Vietnamese people, hundreds of thousands of U.S. Vietnam veterans, and Vietnamese-Americans who were exposed to the toxin continue to record disproportionate rates of congenital disabilities…

Staff (2021-06-03). 4 June, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Solidarity is our weapon! samidoun.net Friday, 4 June 11 am to 1 pm Metro Bagatelle Toulouse, France Facebook : www.facebook.com/events/225330892443874/ On Friday, 4 June, Collectif Palestine Vaincra will organize a Palestine Stand at the exit of Bagatelle metro station in Toulouse, France, in solidarity with Palestine. In the aftermath of the murderous Israeli assault on Gaza, Palestine, the Palestinian people need our support more than ever in their struggle for return and liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. All are invited to join in, gather stickers and flyers, take solidarity photos and sign on to the campaign to free Georg…

Staff (2021-06-03). 4 June, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Solidarity is our weapon! samidoun.net Friday, 4 June 11 am to 1 pm Metro Bagatelle Toulouse, France Facebook : www.facebook.com/events/225330892443874/ On Friday, 4 June, Collectif Palestine Vaincra will organize a Palestine Stand at the exit of Bagatelle metro station in Toulouse, France, in solidarity with Palestine. In the aftermath of the murderous Israeli assault on Gaza, Palestine, the Palestinian people need our support more than ever in their struggle for return and liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. All are invited to join in, gather stickers and flyers, take solidarity photos and sign on to the campaign to free Georg…

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (2021-06-03). Friends lost and children orphaned. electronicintifada.net Stories from Gaza under attack.

Workers World Party (2021-06-03). PDF of June 3 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. U.S. behind detention of Venezuelan diplomat Release Alex Saab! Ama-zen? Alabama mine strike. Editorial: Reparations NOW for Black Tulsans! A year after George Floyd, fight police terror! Cleveland, Seattle, Oakland. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free: March on Washington Global class impact Being . . . |

Staff (2021-06-03). Rapidity of Phase II of Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Stands Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuelans who have been contacted by the Patria System, an online state platform in which more than 20 million Venezuelans are registered, to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have remarked on the speed of the immunization process, according to àöltimas Noticias. | "They took good care of us since we arrived, the process was fast," said Milagros Ríos, 62, after receiving a dose of the vaccine this Wednesday at the point set up in the Hotel Alba Caracas, one of the several designated vaccination points for the second phase of the mass vaccination process. This phase includes senior citizens, an…

Julie Hollar (2021-06-03). Why do White Republicans oppose Black Lives Matter? mronline.org Look what they're watching. | June 3, 2021 | Newswire…

Dean Baker (2021-06-03). China's Demographic Crisis. counterpunch.org Both…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On June 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 2, two Armenian soldiers were wounded in a fistfight with Azerbaijani servicemen at the border in Gegargunik region, according to the Armenian Ministry of Defense | On June 2, 40 Armenian soldiers violated the border in the direction of Armudlu village of Kelbajar district and later | Satellite imagery on June 2nd confirmed that Azerbaijan has, again, taken control of Sev Lich Lake, encroaching 2.5 km inside Armenian territory | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-03). Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics. dissidentvoice.org A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down. Is all this folly, bravery or self-interest? …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-03). Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics. southfront.org TOKYO, JAPAN — MARCH 05: A man wearing a face mask walks near the Olympic Rings in Odaiba on March 5, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-06-03). The Coronavirus Pandemic and Global Wages. zcomm.org Those unable to work from home were hit hardest, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors, again where women outnumber men…

Marc Norton (2021-06-03). The Killing Floor. counterpunch.org Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers died from COVID-19. The Los Angeles

Staff (2021-06-03). A business without bosses. therealnews.com ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized to provide healthy meals to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and systemic racism. | This story has been supported by the

WSWS (2021-06-03). Indian workers need a socialist strategy to combat the Modi government's herd immunity policy. wsws.org India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than two million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.

_____ (2021-06-03). Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic. popularresistance.org A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by federal, state, and local governments. But, inexplicably, the current national policy conversation about rebuilding public health, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity has entirely ignored it.

WSWS (2021-06-03). British Medical Journal says UK government's COVID-19 response created "maelstrom of avoidable harm" wsws.org The BMJ is identifying a record of staggering criminality, as confirmed by Cummings. Johnson and his collaborators, according to Cummings' account, were actively considering the deaths of 500,000 people, and up to 800,000 in one scenario, in pursuit of herd immunity through infection.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). 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." …

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Argentina To Start Large-Scale Production of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti informed that COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccines will be soon produced in the South American nation, following the approval by the Russian Gamaleya Institute of the doses' samples produced in Richmond labs. | RELATED: | Vizzotti confirmed that the three batches of the vaccine components 1 and 2 were able to meet the standards, so progress will be made in importing a…

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-03). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

Staff (2021-06-03). COVID Isn't Over — the US Must Do More to Combat It Worldwide. truthout.org I was asked to take my mask off for the first time yesterday. Well, that's not quite accurate. Better to say I was invited to remove my mask when I popped into my local bodega (yes, we have bodegas in New Hampshire). The counterman was all smiles when he said it, maskless himself. The store was empty and I didn't want to seem rude, so off it came… and it felt for all the world like I was standing there without pants. | I've been fully vaxxed for a while now, but I still wear a mask when I'm going to be aroun…

Olivia Engling (2021-06-03). Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan. indybay.org Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic…

Belle Chesler (2021-06-03). My Pandemic Teaching Year. counterpunch.org 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,

WSWS (2021-06-03). San Antonio, Texas educator victimized for advocating safety speaks out on her firing. wsws.org The firing of dual language kindergarten teacher Rachell Tucker took place after she had advocated for increased safety measures and the halting of in-person learning at her school amid the pandemic.

Eds. (2021-06-03). Two agonizing years of devastation. mronline.org Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, first recorded in India end January 2020, this Modi government's preoccupation had never been on combating the pandemic in right earnest and saving people's lives but on continuing to relentlessly pursue the unfolding of the RSS project. | June 3, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-03). Chicago school officials announce mandatory in-person attendance in the fall. wsws.org The move to end remote learning throughout the state is part of a national campaign to declare an end to the pandemic and send children and workers back to unsafe schools and workplaces to increase the wealth of the superrich.

No Nukes Action (2021-06-03). Friday 6/11: STOP Criminal Insanity Of Holding Tokyo Olympics In Middle Of Pandemic-Lives Over Profit. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St./California St. | San Francisco…

David Swanson (2021-06-03). Malcolm Gladwell Claims Satan Won WWII But Jesus Does Drone Strikes. counterpunch.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, was

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-03). The Fumbling King of Palestine: Palestinians are Defeating the Oslo Culture. dissidentvoice.org The political discourse of Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, is similar to that of an ineffectual king who has been isolated in his palace for far too long. The king speaks of prosperity and peace, and tirelessly counts his innumerable achievements, while his people are dying of starvation …

_____ (2021-06-03). You Can Ditch Uber For A Driver-Owned Rideshare App. popularresistance.org The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called "Co-op Ride," created by the mostly volunteer-run Drivers Cooperative. If Co-op's proposal plays out, drivers could make more money while their passengers, particularly those in underserved communities, could end up paying less for rides.

_____ (2021-06-03). United Palestinians have changed the course of history. popularresistance.org The Palestinian revolt of 2021 will go down in history as one of the most influential events in irreversibly changing the collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: The revolt of 1936 and the first intifada that began in 1987.The general strike and rebellion of 1936 to 1939 were momentous because they represented the first unmistakable expression of collective Palestinian political agency. Despite their isolation and humble tools of resistance, the Palestinian people rose up across the country to challenge both British and Zionist…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). Thursday 6/3: Collective Liberation From Minneapolis to Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

repost (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). Friday 6/4: Palestine 101 & Naksa Community Teach-In. indybay.org 1331 S Nutwood St, Anaheim, CA…

Talia Lavin (2021-06-03). A Fart Joke Is Not a Pogrom. thenation.com A Fart Joke Is Not a Pogrom…

Sarah Hathway (2021-06-03). Victoria's public health system at breaking point. greenleft.org.au As Victoria heads into its fourth lockdown, healthcare workers are concerned that public health services are at breaking point. Sarah Hathway reports.

Eds. (2021-06-03). More than McCarthyism: the attack on activism students don't learn about from their textbooks. mronline.org In legislatures across the country, Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to curtail what educators—in public schools and universities—can say and teach about racism and sexism. | June 3, 2021…

David Raby (2021-06-03). AMLO battles corrupt electoral officials and U.S. interference in Mexico midterms. peoplesworld.org Ever heard of a country where electoral fraud favors the opposition? Try Mexico, with its corrupt and aberrant Electoral Commission (National Electoral Institute, INE by its Spanish initials). Political polarization has been growing in Mexico over several aspects of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's "Fourth Transformation"—which has included taking national control of oil and electric power, …

The Tricontinental (2021-06-03). Red Alert: Only one Earth. mronline.org A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Making Peace with Nature (2021), highlights the 'gravity of the Earth's triple environmental emergencies: climate, biodiversity loss, and pollution'. | June 3, 2021…

Monica Zheng, Curry Malott (2021-06-03). Why is Pennsylvania considering mass layoffs in public higher education? liberationnews.org The Chancellor of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education, Daniel Greenstein, is attempting to ram through a plan to consolidate six of the state system's 14 universities into two as a so-called solution to the system's financial crisis.

Eds. (2021-06-03). This time may be different: on the UN commission of inquiry investigating violations in the occupied Palestinian territory. mronline.org Thanks to a rapidly changing political context the new UN Human Rights Council commission announced on May 27th may be different from those in the past—this one may actually help hold Israel accountable. | June 3, 2021…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). ISIS Terrorists Killed Two Nigerien Soldiers, Captured Two Others In Diffa (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 31, ISIS terrorists attacked a post of the Nigerien Armed Forces in the Diffa region in the southeastern part of the country. | Heavy clashes broke out between the terrorists and Nigerien soldiers, who retreated from…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). First Fully Autonomous Drone Was Used To Hunt Haftar's Forces In Libya. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Military-grade autonomous drones can fly themselves to a specific location, pick their own targets and kill without the assistance of a remote human operator. | According to a United Nations report, for the first time ever, such a weapon was used in Libya against Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces — the Libyan National Army. | The lethal autonomous weapons system (LAWS) was used back in March 2020. | The UN said that logistic convoys and retrea…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Israel To Seek $1Bn Replenishment For Iron Dome From U.S., As New Coalition Government Forms In Israel. southfront.org On June 2nd, Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz will travel to the US in order to request a $1bn replenishment…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Bombing In Afghanistan's Jalalabad (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | ISIS has claimed responsibility for a recent bombing which killed two people and wounded ten others in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. | The bombing, which took place on June 2, targeted a convoy of Afghan security forces in the area of Bargeno in Jalalabad's PD4 district. | ISIS' news agency, Amaq, claimed that eight Afghan service members were killed and three others were wounded in the bombing. Nevertheless, these claims were denied by Afghan sources,…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-03). US Supply Convoy Targeted In Southern Iraq Few Hours After Another Attack Failed (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 3, a convoy carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack near the city of Nasiriyah in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar. | The Sabereen News, a Telegram channel known to be close to Iranian-backed forces in Iraq, said that the convoy was moving 17 container filled with supplies and equipment to US troops in Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar. The convoy's trucks were all damaged as a result of the attack. | According to Sabereen News, t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). NASA Begins Work On Two Venus Missions After 30-Year Break. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, NASA Part of NASA's Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours — and may have been the first habitable world in the solar system, complete with…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Roman Protasevich Claims Belarusian Opposition Might Betray Him. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, Roman Protasevich, co-founder of the Telegram channel Nexta, who was detained in Minsk, said that shortly before his arrest, his relations with supporters of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya had gone wrong. | The state television channel of Belarus ONT showed a video in which Protasevich recalls his contacts with Franak Vyachorka, an adviser to Tikhanovskaya."I filmed Tikhanovskaya's visit to Athens. Everything was fine, we worked for two days. He praised me. He fl…

Staff (2021-06-03). "The Second": Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms. democracynow.org Do African Americans have Second Amendment rights? That's the question Emory University professor Carol Anderson set out to answer in her new book, "The Second," which looks at the constitutional right to bear arms and its uneven application throughout U.S. history. She says she was prompted to write the book after the 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop after he told the officer he had a legal firearm. Anderson says the Second Amendment was always intended to be a means of arming white people to control the Black population. "There was this massive fear about these…

Global Research News (2021-06-03). Selected Articles: NoVaxx Rebellion: Resist, Refuse, Reject. globalresearch.ca By Reporters joke the easiest job in Washington is CIA spokesman. You need only listen carefully to questions and say "No comment' before heading to …

Staff (2021-06-03). The Second Amendment Was Created to Arm White People to Control Black People. truthout.org Do African Americans have Second Amendment rights? That's the question Emory University professor Carol Anderson set out to answer in her new book, The Second, which looks at the constitutional right to bear arms and its uneven application throughout U.S. history. She says she was prompted to write the book after the 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop after he told the officer he had a legal firearm. Anderson says the Second Amendment was alway…

Staff (2021-06-03). Police Are Backing Bills That Make It Easier to Crush Nonviolent Protests. truthout.org Following the global wave of demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, Republican state legislatures mounted a counterattack, introducing a deluge of "anti-riot" bills designed to make it easier for law enforcement to clamp down on demonstrations perceived as disorderly. | According to a PEN America

Bill Lueders (2021-06-03). Editor's Note: Bringing About Progressive Change. progressive.org Reese Erlich was a journalist who traveled the world with a driving sense of curiosity, filing dispatches for various news outlets. His first byline in The Progressive appeared in 1987, but most of the work he did for the magazine, both in print and online, was during the last decade or so, including, for the past several years, a twice-monthly web column called "Foreign Correspondent."

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Ira Glunts (2021-06-03). Antisemitism's Misdirection: Who Gets Hurt? counterpunch.org Unfounded or unconfirmed charges of antisemitism made by US pro-Israel organizations which are then parroted by the pro-Zionist US mainstream press, always increase when Israeli actions become so hideous they shame even some of its most dedicated supporters. With the latest Israeli shelling of Gaza, its evictions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in

Maurice Jacobsen (2021-06-03). 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…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Leftist Candidate Castillo Condemns Fujimori Father's Crimes. telesurenglish.net Free Peru's (PL) leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo Wednesday held a meeting with relatives of victims who suffered forced disappearance during Alberto Fujimori's presidency (1990-2000). | RELATED: | Castillo received a public letter from families of the Cantuta case victims, in which they denounced ongoing human rights violations and urged for justice. | He met also the relatives of 24-year-old Inti Sotelo, who…

Arturo Anguiano (2021-06-03). Breaking the Siege, Fighting for Life: For a New Internationalist Movement of the Oppressed. counterpunch.org Under Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2018-2024?), despite his demagoguery and all his alluding to leftist traditions, clothed with the old-neo-indigenous PRI, the siege against EZLN was reinforced with the help of more military forces, welfare programs (now seen as of charitable nature) and even with the sponsorship of recovered paramilitary groups, to which he adds a wall of lies and slandering against the Zapatistas and those who struggle to protect the life under threat – now even more – by the neocolonial mega-construction projects with which the president seeks to ingratiate himself with the big capitals domin…

WSWS (2021-06-03). Open letter to co-leader of Germany's Left Party Janine Wissler. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party and WSWS call on Wissler and the Left Party to publicly condemn the DSA leaders' Twitter posts and other media publications celebrating Trotsky's assassination.

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion—LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops. indybay.org Via Zoom…

Dick Nichols (2021-06-03). Portugal: Left Bloc faces Socialist Party in government and rising far right. greenleft.org.au It was inevitable that the 12th National Convention of Portugal's radical Left Bloc, the third largest parliamentary force, would be unlike its predecessors, writes Dick Nichols.

South Front (2021-06-03). Video: Nasrallah Pronounced Dead by MSM Amid Deepest Crisis in Lebanese History. globalresearch.ca Lebanon is in …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-06-03). Lakes are experiencing deoxygenation worldwide. nationofchange.org "Climate change, together with [agricultural pollution], threatens vulnerable freshwater systems, adding to the urgency to strongly cut emissions."

WSWS (2021-06-03). UAW-backed contract includes new attacks on Volvo Truck retirees. wsws.org The proposed contract, which Volvo workers are voting on this Sunday, includes new threats to former workers who have spent a lifetime producing profits for the giant truck manufacturer.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Electric arc furnace explosion at Pueblo, Colorado steel mill leaves eight workers seriously injured. wsws.org While the incident injured eight workers, including three critically, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel downplayed the incident as a "minor explosion."

WSWS (2021-06-03). French MBF metal workers on hunger strike against threatened plant closure. wsws.org Since May 18, four employees at an MBF Aluminium foundry in Saint-Claude, in the Jura region of eastern France, have been on hunger strike.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Iranian ship, petrochemical plant hit by fires amid threats from Israel. wsws.org Tensions have mounted in the context of an imminent change of government in Israel and continuing talks in Vienna on reviving the Iran nuclear deal.

Michael T. Hertz (2021-06-03). Love brings peace. nationofchange.org Peace and love are the only answer.

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-03). The Campaign against Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. globalresearch.ca On 25 May …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-03). Under the radar: Partial postal reform has a chance in Congress. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-03). State Department's Blinken calls for strengthening NATO military cooperation with Asia-Pacific nations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com State Department's Blinken calls for strengthening NATO military cooperation with Asia-Pacific nationsRick Rozoff The U.S. Statement Department web page shared a brief, paragraph-long, account of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments to a virtual NATO foreign ministers on June 1 presided over by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The cyber conference was held in advance of …

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Mexico Enters Electoral Silence Ahead of Subnational Polls. telesurenglish.net Mexico's subnational electoral process entered a stage of silence in which no political proselytizing can take place before citizens go to the polls on June 6. | RELATED: | In compliance with current federal law, the National Electoral Institute (INE) requested candidates, parties, citizens, public officials, and the media not to carry out propaganda actions, publish results of polls on electoral preferences, or disseminate reports o…

_____ (2021-06-03). The Refugee Union Behind Barbed Wire. popularresistance.org After being placed in the Penally barracks, refugees organised a union to fight inhumane conditions — their campaign forced the government to commit to closing the camp and inspired others to take up the struggle.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Bus drivers in London, Leeds and Sheffield support campaign for David O'Sullivan's reinstatement. wsws.org Drivers were keen to see a victory for O'Sullivan and wanted to discuss the programme of the London Bus Rank-and-File committee.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Ecuador: Quito Metropolitan Council Approves Removal of Mayor. telesurenglish.net During an extraordinary meeting that began on Wednesday afternoon, members of Quito's Metropolitan Council approved a request for the removal of Jorge Yunda, the mayor of Ecuador's capital city. | RELATED: | This request was filed by the "Front of Professionals for the Dignity of Quito". The Mayor's lawyer argued that such request violates the principles established in the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights since the only way to re…

Sarah Lahm (2021-06-03). Midwest Dispatch: Combating Gun Violence, One Grocery Store at a Time. progressive.org Cities across the United States are experiencing a spike in gun violence. Here's how Minneapolis is addressing this issue through a grocery store's new peace-driven model.

Reynard Loki (2021-06-03). Humanity's #1 environmental problem is consumption—climate change is just one of the byproducts. nationofchange.org By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail—net-zero emissions policies aren't enough to prevent catastrophe.

Emilio Leanza (2021-06-03). The White Right to Bear Arms. progressive.org A review of "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America"

WSWS (2021-06-03). Inflation on the agenda at Fed and European Central Bank. wsws.org So far, the official view at the Fed and the ECB is that price rises are transitory and the present levels of support for financial markets should be maintained, but there are concerns this could lead to major problems.

Fight Back (2021-06-03). Neglect is killing people in Florida's Leon County jail. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – This spring, Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) commemorated the one-year anniversaries of the police murders of Mychael Johnson, Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade. While these police murders garnered significant attention, the deaths of two other Black men in law enforcement custody in 2020 went largely unnoticed. 43-year-old Little Daniel Owens and 66-year-old Melvin Richardson died inside the Leon County jail in November 2020. The Leon County Sheriff's Office posted barebones announcements of their deaths on social media and released no additional information. | Public records request…

Karl Grossman (2021-06-03). The Nuclearization of Space. counterpunch.org "BACK TO THE FUTURE NASA'S NEW NUCLEAR VISION" was the headline emblazoned on the cover this past month of the leading U.S. aerospace trade publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology. "More than sixty years after the U.S. began serious studies into nuclear propulsion for space travel, NASA is taking the first steps on a new

_____ (2021-06-03). How USAID created Nicaragua's anti-Sandinista media apparatus, now under money laundering investigation. popularresistance.org With tens of millions of dollars over years of work, CIA front USAID helped create and train Nicaragua's anti-Sandinista opposition. At the center of its operations is the elite Chamorro Foundation, which stands accused of money laundering.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-03). NATO chieftain blasts Belarus and Russia, hails German troops in neighboring Lithuania. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO chieftain blasts Belarus and Russia, hails German troops in neighboring LithuaniaRick Rozoff June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany unleashes history's largest invasion force (three million troops) against Soviet Russia along an 1,800-mile front stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov into the Caucasus. Germany …

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-03). Brazil: The People, at Last, Took to the Streets. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

El Faro English (2021-06-03). Bukele: Opposition Will Never Return to Power. latinorebels.com El Faro confirmed that both the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the High Command of the National Civil Police also stood for the oath and pledged their loyalty to the president.

WSWS (2021-06-03). UK: Unite negotiates away bus drivers' terms and conditions as First Group shareholders celebrate financial windfall. wsws.org Unite has committed itself to achieving 90.6 percent efficiency levels across all First Eastern Counties bus depots from June 2021.

_____ (2021-06-03). Activists aim to block Israeli ships from US ports in solidarity with Palestinians. popularresistance.org Palestinian rights activists are aiming to block ships operated by an Israeli shipping line from unloading cargo in key US port cities as part of a campaign to pressure Israel over its numerous violations of international law. | The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (Aroc), which is leading the effort, told Middle East Eye on Wednesday that its "Block the Boat" campaign had successfully prevented a ship operated by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd from docking in Oakland, California.

_____ (2021-06-03). United Nations: Forced Expulsion Of Palestinians Violates Law. popularresistance.org United Nations representatives have denounced the potential forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as a "violation of international law".

Karen Conner (2021-06-03). The CEPR "It's the Budget, Stupid" Budget Calculator — Because Size Matters. cepr.net We're relaunching an update to our critically acclaimed federal budget calculator (okay, I'm sure someone somewhere said something good about it) because it really is important that people have some idea about the budget. The basic issue is that almost no one has any sense of what's big and what's small in the budget because …

Joris Leverink (2021-06-03). Spadework: A New Grammar of Organization. roarmag.org Who draws the boundaries of the "self" in self-organization? Is a spontaneous event not organized? Why are people suspicious about being organized? How can organizations combine their resources and avoid competition? And why is it so difficult to translate specific organizational forms from one context to another? | In this episode, Spadework talks with Rodrigo Nunes about the new grammar of organization he has developed in latest new book, While Spadework t…

Richard C. Gross (2021-06-03). Killing the January 6 Commission Violates Americans' Trust. counterpunch.org "If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists — to protect them and promote the common welfare — all else is lost." — Barack Obama When the lies and hypocrisy have been exposed repeatedly and the people have been manipulated and conned — when all is said and

Andrew Emett (2021-06-03). Missouri police officer pleads guilty after killing 4-year-old girl. nationofchange.org Columbia Police Officer Andria Heese was traveling at approximately 14mph when 4-year-old Gabriella Curry entered her blind spot and was fatally struck by the vehicle.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Mexican Students Who Protested Online Exams Released. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, a judge in the Mexican State of Chiapas ordered the release of 19 people who were part of the protests staged by students from the Mactumactza teacher training college last month. | RELATED: | On May 18, hundreds of students took to the streets in Chiapas to demand on-site entrance exams since a large number of them do not have Internet access. As a result of the riots, 95 people were arrested. | The stud…

Richard Drake (2021-06-03). Some Israeli perspectives on the tragedy of the Middle East. juancole.com ( Richard Drake) — The sickening events lately occurring in the Middle East have shocked and outraged the conscience of the world. The experts who have tried to pacify the Middle East, whatever their real intentions, obviously have failed to achieve anything but the preservation of a status quo guaranteed to produce one crisis and …

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Nicaragua: Opposition Leader Linked To Money Laundering Scandal. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's Interior Ministry on Wednesday ordered house arrest against opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro for her involvement in a money-laundering scandal. | RELATED: | The presidential pre-candidate was arrested one day after authorities accused her of abusive management and ideological falsehood for her role in the ONG named after her mother and Nicaragua's former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. | After months of investigation, the Interio…

Patrick Mazza (2021-06-03). Pondering National Breakdown on Disautel Pass. counterpunch.org Will the U.S. fragment into pieces? Would that be a bad thing? In 2019, a few days after the summer solstice, I went to visit some native people I know on the Colville Reservation in the Okanogan Highlands of Northeast Washington state, now home to 12 native tribes that used to inhabit much of the

John Feffer (2021-06-03). Democracy: On the Precipice? juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — If we extrapolate from the current trend lines, democracy will be gone in a couple decades, melted away like the polar ice. But although down, democracy is not out. By John Feffer | June 2, 2021 Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, snatches a dissident from midair. Military strongman Assimi …

queer autonomy (2021-06-03). Saturday 6/26: Queer Picnic and Visibility – Dolores Park. indybay.org Dolores Park | SF, CA…

Simon Hannah (2021-06-03). Britain: Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson and the erosion of democracy. greenleft.org.au Despite dumping on his former boss Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings has played his own role in the hollowing out Britain's democracy, writes Simon Hannah.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-03). Israel's New Mossad Chief Threatens More Assassinations and Attacks Inside Iran. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, the …

CA Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense (2021-06-03). Saturday 6/5: Wear Orange: Annual Stop Gun Violence Virtual Rally in California. indybay.org Online protest rally…

DXE (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/13: Vegan BBQ & Bakesale Animal Rescue Fundraiser. indybay.org Wildcat Canyon @ Alvarado Park…

DXE (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/13: Community Hike at Wild Cat Canyon. indybay.org Alvarado Staging Area at Wild Cat Canyon, Richmond…

DXE (2021-06-03). Saturday 6/5: Meetup: Animal Rebellion Takes on McDonald's. indybay.org online…

Shani Heckman (2021-06-03). 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…

DXE (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/6: June Chapter Meeting: DxE SF Bay Area. indybay.org online…

UFCLP (2021-06-03). Thursday 6/10: The Rise Of Fascism In The US, Labor & The Insurrection. indybay.org By Zoom | us02web.zoom.us/j/82861963736?pwd=Y2NFc2…

DXE (2021-06-03). Tuesday 6/1: Outreach Training. indybay.org online…

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-03). Monday 6/7: Third Reconstruction House Resolution Rally in Downtown San Jose w/ CA PPC. indybay.org Outside the office of Rep. Lofgren, 635 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-03). From Negroland to Negro Bar, 20th Anniversary Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. indybay.org Normal community outreach, historical preservation standards and basic dignity remains elusive at Negro Bar / Negro Hill Mining District due to the historic seasonal hate crimes against humanity, cloaked as equity and inclusion in this latest effort to insist on second class citizenship for people of Pan African ancestry.

Women's League for Peace, Freedom (2021-06-03). Friday 6/4: Wear Orange: End Gun Violence Protest Vigil in Palo Alto. indybay.org Sidewalk intersection of Embarcadero Rd. and El Camino Real | (Town and Country Village Shopping Center, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301) | Masks and Safety Distancing…

DXE (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/6: Movie Night: Exterminate All the Brutes Part 3 & 4. indybay.org online…

S.J. Chicano Moratorium Resistancence Council (2021-06-03). Saturday 6/5: Fallon statue stand off. indybay.org FALLON STATUE | WEST ST. JOHN AND JULIAN STREETS CORNER | SAN JOSE, CALIF.

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/6: Climate Action Mural Unveiling & Celebration In Clarion Alley. indybay.org Clarion Alley, between Mission and Valencia Streets, and between 17th and 18th Streets in San Francisco…

Pacifica Fightback (2021-06-03). Pacifica Houston KPFT White Management Coup. indybay.org On the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd the Pacifica Houston management organized a coup of Black, Brown and radical programming. They did this without notice to the programmers or the local station board.

Rachel Kirby (2021-06-03). Keep community-powered radio alive. greenleft.org.au Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.

Niko Leka (2021-06-03). NSW mental health nurses strike for pay and conditions. greenleft.org.au Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state govenrment's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.

Ben Peterson (2021-06-03). Jacinda Ardern won't save New Zealand's working class. greenleft.org.au Jacinda Ardern's government has unveiled pro-union legislation. But salvation won't come from above, writes Ben Peterson.

Zane Alcorn (2021-06-03). Court case victory reflects power of school strikes. greenleft.org.au The Federal Court's ruling that the government has a duty of care to protect young people from climate change is a win. Zane Alcorn argues it is due to mass mobilisations on the streets.

Alex King (2021-06-03). How Manchester's bus drivers beat 'fire and rehire'. zcomm.org After 85 days on strike, Manchester's bus drivers have forced corporate giant Go Ahead to abandon its plans to fire and rehire almost 500 workers…

Kate Shea Baird (2021-06-03). What happened to the municipalists in Spain? zcomm.org For four years, municipalists held power in cities across Spain. Their successes and setbacks hold important lessons for municipalist activists and organizers today…

Lindsay Abrams (2021-06-03). Naomi Osaka and the Power of 'Nope'. zcomm.org When athletes such as Osaka are told to refrain from commenting on racism or politics and instead to shut up and play, it has always included an unsaid caveat: "unless we stand to profit off your voice."

Jeff Bryant (2021-06-03). What's Up With the Sudden Attacks on Schools That Teach Critical Race Theory? zcomm.org What appears to be a dispute about academics is really a political tactic in the ongoing campaign to privatize public schools…

Andrew Bankson (2021-06-03). Struggle against cops & prisons shake up Pittsburgh politics. zcomm.org In Pittsburgh, the movement for Black lives has continued to upend the local political establishment…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is a bicuspid aortic valve? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I consider myself to be in good health. I work out several times a week, but recently I began experiencing episodes of shortness of breath after going up and down the stairs in my home. After running on the treadmill a few weeks ago, I got dizzy and fainted. I went to my …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Sports cardiology helps patients get back in the game. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Regular activity is good for the heart, but patients with heart conditions may wonder if it is safe to exercise. Mayo Clinic's Sports Cardiology Clinic is a specialty clinic where a team of cardiologists, exercise physiologists, and other specialists evaluate and treat heart conditions with a goal of keeping athletes active in sports. But who …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). 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 (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

Elie Mystal (2021-06-03). The Miseducation of White Children. thenation.com The Miseducation of White Children…

Katie Way (2021-06-03). The Misplaced Hope of Understanding Police From the Inside. thenation.com The Misplaced Hope of Understanding Police From the Inside…

Benjamin Moser (2021-06-03). A Year Lived Inside With Instagram and a Dutch Master. thenation.com A Year Lived Inside With Instagram and a Dutch Master…

JD Crowe, Peter Kuper, Ann Telnaes (2021-06-03). The Current GOP. thenation.com JD Crowe, Peter Kuper, Ann Telnaes The Current GOP…

Mark Hertsgaard, Kyle Pope (2021-06-03). Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency. thenation.com Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Denmark's Ex Minister Denies Responsibility in Spying Scandal. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, European Commission (EC) Vice President Margrethe Vestager explained that while she was Denmark's Interior Minister, she was not responsible for overseeing her country's intelligence services, which allegedly collaborated with the United States to spy on other European countries. | RELATED: | Previously, European journalists revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) used Danish telecommunicati…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-03). Rights groups sign letter denouncing human rights abuses in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org 63 international human rights and civil society organizations signed a letter calling on the Egyptian government to "immediately end a crackdown on freedom of association, independent groups, and peaceful dissent," Middle East Eye reported on Tuesday, June 1. Among the prominent organizations that signed the letter are Access Now, Freedom House, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), EuroMed Rights, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Odhikar Bangladesh, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Egyptian Human Rights Forum. | The letter urges the…

commondreams (2021-06-03). New Report: America Is on the Verge of a Renewable Future. commondreams.org ______________________________…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Soldiers Freed After Capture in Border Region. venezuelanalysis.com The eight soldiers had been detained by Colombian "irregular armed groups" following an ambush.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | En este momento, acompañados de un excelente grupo de médicos militares, brind…

Staff (2021-06-02). Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-06-02). Colombia's Partnership with NATO Allows It to Breach Human Rights Without Condemnation. globalresearch.ca Since Joe Biden's …

Jesús González Pazos (2021-06-02). Colombia o la hipocresía europea. globalizacion.ca Un régimen que criminaliza la protesta social y que en su respuesta a la misma suma un reguero continuo de violaciones sistemáticas a los derechos humanos. Un régimen que ha añadido a la represión policial, que causa ya decenas de…

Natalia Torres Garzon (2021-06-02). After Decades of Oppression, Colombian Women Lead Front Lines of National Strike. zcomm.org Women's presence in Colombia's national strike—both as activists and as victims—has caught the world's attention…

John Catalinotto (2021-06-02). Masses battle rightist regimes in Colombia, Brazil, Chile. workers.org Ongoing struggles in three South American countries show the general uprising that began in 2019 is still challenging right-wing ruling groups that had resumed control of governments. "Bolsonaro out!" Ten thousand demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, May 29. A look at events in Colombia, Brazil and Chile demonstrate that the . . . |

Ruwaida Amer (2021-06-02). Why did Israel bomb bookstores? electronicintifada.net Samir Mansour's library was a vital resource for Gaza's students.

Staff (2021-06-02). Bolivarian National Guard Detains Colombian Spy in Táchira. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained a member of the Armed Forces of Colombia in the border state of Táchira. According to sources, the detained individual was carrying out espionage operations within Venezuela. | According to a report from the GNB, the apprehended person, identified by the name of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, was incercepted by GNB personnel as he displayed "suspicious behavior" in the vicinity of a Citizen's Attention Post in Vega de Aza, a Venezuelan town located 68 kilometers away from the Colombian city of Cúcuta. | Identification documents of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, w…

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Peace in Colombia should mean land reform and an end to hunger
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
Colombia's ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all.
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Colombia: Police Brutality Left 30 People Injured In Pereira
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) on Wednesday night used stun guns and tear gas canisters to halt a peaceful protest in Pereira city, where they left at least 30 people injured. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | Videos posted on social networks show hundreds of people fleeing from the agents amid tear gas smoke and gunfires. The ESMAD attacked protesters to clear the Ciudad Victoria civic square, the main point of resistance in Pereira. | "Our city li…
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Human Rights Mission Condemns State Terrorism In Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Colombia's International Human Rights Verification Mission on Thursday ordered an investigation into President Ivan Duque's administration for "torturing, disappearing, raping, and murdering Colombian citizens during the social outbreak." | RELATED: | Colombia To Purchase 'Emergency' Weapons To Quell Protests | "The government is encouraging police brutality, which has limited the right of the people to protest peacefully and to take part in the country's political decisions," the Mission c…
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Colombia: "The Government Murders with Impunity Because the US Empire is Behind it."
Carlos Aznarez | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
By Carlos Aznarez — May 31, 2021 | Cecilia Zamudio is a Colombian writer, poet, journalist and artist, and like many of her compatriots lives these days with great concern for what means the repressive escalation of the government of Iván Duque, but also with deep satisfaction to the patriotism that the Colombian people starring a national productive strike that has passed the month of duration, With her we talked about all these contingencies, in order to further sharpen the efforts of internationalist solidarity with the struggle of that people. | Day after day, Uribism in government continues to develop a…
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Mobilizations in Colombia Persevere After Government Continues Militarization
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
The National Strike Committee of Colombia announced that peaceful mobilizations will continue throughout country, as the government of Iván Duque refuses to endorse the preliminary agreement agreed to in May. | "The peaceful strike continues due to the government's attitude of refusing to negotiate the emergency document," said Committee delegate Francisco Maltés. | El Comité Nacional de Paro convoca en el marco del Paro Nacional: | Gran toma de capitales Miércoles 2 de junio En todo el país. | Por negociación del Pliego Nacional de Emergencia ya. pic.twitter.com/C67irYwEzJ…
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Venezuela Rejects Colombia's Unilateral Decision to Open Border Crossings
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
On Wednesday, June 2, Venezuela rejected the decision of the Colombian government to unilaterally open the border crossings between the two countries, informed Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. | The information was made public through a communiqué of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry, indicating that "this sort of border ambush shows that the Colombian government continues to engage in political tricks in order to distract public opinion from the notorious acts of human rights violations that for 36 days have shaken Colombian society and the whole world." | In the statement, Venezuela expresses that…
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Scientists take a stand against "Wuhan lab" witch-hunt
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has incited a right-wing witch-hunt against scientists researching the origin of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/wuha…

Lab-Leak Theories of COVID-19 Are Unfounded, Scientists Say
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) mission team to Wuhan to inquire into the origins of COVID-19 have expressed their disbelief that the virus escaped from a laboratory. | RELATED: | Brazil Reports 2,507 More COVID-19 Deaths | "The evidence right now, well, for the lab side, it's political: It's from an intel agency that's not been shown. That's not scientific," said WHO team member and zoologist Peter Daszak in a podcast last week. "It's not something that you can really reasonably la…
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China Urges U.S. to Clarify Doubts over its Bio-labs
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
The Biden administration is pressing for an investigation into a possible leak from the Wuhan bio-lab of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. China has called for the same transparency from the United States bio-labs.
dissidentvoice.org/2021/06/china-urges-u…

Wuhan lab conspiracy theory parallels Washington's "yellow rain" lie of the 1980s
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
To understand how US imperialism works to create pretexts for war and attempt to deflect away from its own criminal activity, it is instructive to remember the case of Reagan's "yellow rain."
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Author of WSJ "Wuhan lab" story wrote lies about Iraqi "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the "Wuhan lab" theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited "aluminum tubes" story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq.
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Lab Leak Theory And Anti-China Mania
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
It has suddenly become popular to say what was once whispered by just a few people. Politicians and the corporate media have now convinced millions of people that the COVID-19 virus was created by experimentation gone awry.
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Military Situation In Syria On June 3, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | On June 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 40 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On June 2, several people were wounded in a car explosion in Jarablus city | On June 2, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Minnagh Airbase | On June 2, ISIS claimed responsibility for an IED attack targeting a SAA vehicle nea…
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Greater Idlib: Militants Targeted Syrian Army Battle Tank With Guided Missile
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image. | On June 3, militants of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room targeted a battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the government-held town of Kafr Nabil in the southern countryside of Idlib. | The battle tank was reportedly hit with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Opposition activists claimed that the tank's crew were killed or wounded. | Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter, Via…
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Kurdish Forces' ATGMs Inflicted Losses On Turkish-Backed Militants In Northern Aleppo
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image, fighters of the Afrin Liberation Forces. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | On June 3, Kurdish fighters carried out a number of attacks on Turkish forces in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | At noon, the fighters, who are believed to be affiliated with the People's Protection Units or the Afrin Liberation Forces, destroyed a military vehicle of Turkish-backed militants near the town of Basselhâya in the southern part of occupied Afrin with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). | A few hours late…
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Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS Attacks Continue Despite Russian, Syrian Airstrikes
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image | More than 110 airstrikes have targeted ISIS hideouts in Syria's central region, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 2. | At least 100 of the airstrikes were carried out by warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), while the rest were conducted by Syrian military helicopters. The airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells in the outskirts of the towns of al-Sholah in western Deir Ezzor and al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. | "Russian reconnaissance planes flew over d…
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Leftist Candidate Castillo Condemns Fujimori Father's Crimes
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Free Peru's (PL) leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo Wednesday held a meeting with relatives of victims who suffered forced disappearance during Alberto Fujimori's presidency (1990-2000). | RELATED: | Peru: History-Shaping Presidential Elections This Weekend | Castillo received a public letter from families of the Cantuta case victims, in which they denounced ongoing human rights violations and urged for justice. | He met also the relatives of 24-year-old Inti Sotelo, who…
telesurenglish.net/news/Leftist-Candidat…

Venezuela's PSUV to Hold August 8 Primaries for 21N Regional Elections: Procedures & Principles
José Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will hold primary elections on August 8, selecting candidates to contest the for the offices of governors, mayors, regional councils, and councils throughout the country. | The announcement was made this Tuesday, June 1, by the head of state and president of the party, Nicolás Maduro Moros, during a meeting with the national leadership and the youth of the revolutionary political party. The meeting took place at the emblematic Hotel Humboldt in the city of Caracas. | Maduro explained that the origin of the entire process is rooted in the method approved by the PSUV,…
orinocotribune.com/venezuelas-psuv-to-ho…

Who Is Peru's Presidential Candidate Keiko Fujimori?>
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Peru's right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will face primary school teacher Pedro Castillo in the run-off elections to be held on June 6. | RELATED: | Free Peru's Candidate Still Leads Polls Ahead of Election Day | According to national polls, the Fuerza Popular Party's leader will trail in the race for the presidency. Castillo is expected to get 40 percent of the votes in his favor while Fujimori could receive 37 percent of the votes. | The unpopularity of the right…
telesurenglish.net/news/Who-Is-Perus-Pre…

Mexican Students Who Protested Online Exams Released
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Wednesday, a judge in the Mexican State of Chiapas ordered the release of 19 people who were part of the protests staged by students from the Mactumactza teacher training college last month. | RELATED: | Over 95 Million Mexicans To Cast Ballots in June 6 Election | On May 18, hundreds of students took to the streets in Chiapas to demand on-site entrance exams since a large number of them do not have Internet access. As a result of the riots, 95 people were arrested. | The stud…
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Argentina Postpones Parliamentary Elections Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Argentina's Senate approved…
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The Electoral Politics and Legitimation Crisis in Iran
Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Last week, Iran's Guardian Council disqualified an entire class of politically diverse candidates from running in the next month's presidential election. The Council certified only seven candidates, one of whom, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raisi, the current Head of the Judiciary, is unmistakably designated to be the next president of the Islamic Republic. The Council axed all…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/the-electora…

Daniel Ortega, good before, but not now? Really??
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
President Daniel Ortega is a controversial figure, especially outside of Nicaragua. But why do so many people there support his administration's policies, and why is US interference increasing in the lead-up to Nicaragua's elections in November? Participation in a recent delegation helped answer those questions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/02/1884290…

Texas Republicans Want to Make It Easier to Overturn Elections
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
Texas Republicans Want to Make It Easier to Overturn Elections…
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It's Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
It's Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections…
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'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk'
Jessica Corbett | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
"We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary–including suspending the filibuster–in order to pass national voting and election administration standards."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/our-entire-democra…

The UN Took Away Iran's Right to Vote in the General Assembly
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Thursday, Iran strongly condemned the United Nations' decision to remove its voting rights in the General Assembly due to the delay in paying membership dues worth some US$16 million. | RELATED: | Iran: Health Spending Has Increased Sixfold in Past Eight Years | "US economic terrorism prevents Iran from paying for food, let alone UN fees," Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif tweeted. | The Iranian official suggested that the United Nations collect the unpaid fees us…
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2,600 Canadian workers on strike after rejecting Vale Canada's contract deal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-06-03
In a vote held among members of United Steelworkers which represents the workers at Vale Canada, over 70% voted to reject the deal the company had reached with negotiators…
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California labor maps plan to stop the Newsom recall
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
The growing campaign to block far-right efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom gained new strength June 1, as the California Labor Federation announced it is launching a massive ground campaign, with thousands of workers knocking on doors throughout the state, talking with voters face-to-face about the urgency of protecting hard-won gains including increased pay, …
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New Zealand nurses vote on derisory "revised" pay offer
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
That the NZ Nurses Organisation did not reject the "offer" out of hand indicates that it is organising yet another betrayal and, given its record, will seek to impose the Labour government's pay freeze.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/nznu…

Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba "A Priority"
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
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 Puentes de Amor, Bridges of Love, to unite Cuban Americans…
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Congressional Labor Caucus urges Biden to OK anti-virus standard
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
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Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska's Arctic

| globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
The Biden administration …
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Trinidad & Tobago Addresses COVID-19 Response With the US
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Keith Rowley on Thursday held a telephone conference meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to address the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Trinidad's Health Care System Close to Collapse | The meeting comes following U.S President Joe Biden's intention to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, 75 percent of which will be delivered through the COVAX initiative. | On Saturday…
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A Letter to Biden From Jimmy Carter's Biographer
Kai Bird | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
A Letter to Biden From Jimmy Carter's Biographer…
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Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits
Andy Kroll | tomdispatch.com | 2021-06-03
Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu," has historically been strong indeed. In these years, the urge to forget official malfeasance and move on has, it turns out, been at least as strong. Washington's failure to investigate and bring to account those who led the nation and ultimately the world into the folly of the Ira…
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How to Make Obscene Amounts of Money Off a Pandemic
Moderator | scheerpost.com | 2021-06-03
Flickr] By Nina Burleigh / TomDispatch Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu… | Source…
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Climate Justice and Movement Building: An Interview with Brian Tokar
Adam Aron | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Brian Tokar is an activist and author, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and a board and faculty member of the Institute for Social Ecology. He is the author of several books, including Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change (Revised edition, 2014). He is also an editor,…
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House hears only one side of the military conscription controversy
Edward Hasbrouck | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
A House Armed Service Committee (HASC) hearing on May 19 heard from witnesses on only one side of the debate over whether to end draft registration or extend it to young women as well as young men. But despite the one-sided panel of witnesses, questions and comments from members of Congress highlighted the failure of …
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A People's Guide To The War Industry: The New BOSS
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
Corporations have taken over many military tasks or "base operations support services," writes Christian Sorensen. Fourth in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.
popularresistance.org/a-peoples-guide-to…

Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska's Arctic

| globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
The Biden administration …
globalresearch.ca/biden-administration-p…

Update on Mumia's Case and MOVE — Chavista Chronicles from Caracas interview with Suzanne Ross
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
Caracas, June 03, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)–In the most recent episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas we had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne Ross. Ross has been active in the international solidarity movement since the US war in Vietnam, and has visited Venezuela four times in the past ten years to support the Bolivarian Republic's struggle for self determination faced with US intervention and aggression. | Ross began supporting the cause of Mumia Abu-Jamal when he was on death row and scheduled for execution in 1995. She has played a key role in building the impressive Free Mumia movement which c…
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Two Centuries Of 'The Imperialist, Warmongering, Hate-Filled Guardian'
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
In contrast to Media Lens modestly marking a mere two decades in July, the Guardian has been deluging itself with praise on reaching two centuries this year. Not that we would expect otherwise. As editor Katherine Viner proclaimed in a long, celebratory essay: 'The Guardian is not the only newspaper to declare that it has …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/06/two-centuries…

Pentagon to Use War Games to Smuggle Weapons to Ukrainian Army, Extremist Formations for War in Donbass: Russian Defense Ministry
Rick Rozoff | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
Today's TASS cites …
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-use-war-games…

Communist parties meet in 'World Symposium'
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-06-03
More than 150 representatives of Communist and workers' parties participated in a World Symposium organised online by the Communist Party of China (CPC) last week (27 May 2021). The meeting began with a message of greetings from Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping. He told the international guests that "Marxism sheds light in a scientific way on the laws governing the development of human society, showing the way forward to emancipation and stimulating the advance of civilisation."
challenge-magazine.org/2021/06/03/commun…

One in three heat deaths since 1991 linked to climate crisis — here's how else warming affects our health
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-06-03
By Chloe Brimicombe and Hannah Cloke | — Since 1991, 37% of lives lost due to extreme heat globally can be attributed to climate change on average. That's according to a new study which gathered data from 732 locations across 43 countries and calculated how often local temperatures exceeded what is ideal for human health. …
juancole.com/2021/06/climate-warming-aff…

Puerto Ricans Fight a Pitched Battle for Island's Electric Grid After LUMA Takeover
Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco | latinorebels.com | 2021-06-03
In the early hours of the morning on June 1, protesters began setting up encampments in front of the gates of the newly christened LUMA Energy warehouses and facilities in a bid to not let the workers access their tools…
latinorebels.com/2021/06/03/puertoricolu…

Melbourne lockdown extended as Australia's COVID-19 outbreak spreads
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Despite warning of the rapid spread of the outbreak, Victoria's Labor government is resuming in-person teaching for senior high school students in Melbourne and is lifting lockdown measures in regional areas of the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/melb…

Nigerian Government Accuses Twitter of Supporting Secessionists
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
President Muhammadu Buhari's administration on Wednesday accused Twitter of having double standards and supporting the secessionists in Nigeria. | RELATED: | Nigerian Gov't Aware Of Ongoing Security Challenges: Minister | Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed took a swipe at Twitter after it deleted a tweet by Buhari who issued a warning to protesters in Nigeria. | "We have a country to rule, and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter's mission in Nigeria is ver…
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Heading toward summit: new NATO narrative depicts Russia as threat to world peace
Rick Rozoff | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
In recent months all U.S. geographical and several other military commands have branded Russia an adversary in all parts of the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from South America to North Africa, from West Asia to Eastern Europe, from cyberspace to outer space. | June 3, 2021…
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The War of Corporations on Our Children
Emanuel Pastreich | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
The older generation …
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Toxic legacy, part 2: Fighting for justice after chemical warfare in Vietnam
Amiad Horowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
The following article is the second in a two-part series on U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam. The first part, which can be read here, dealt with the history of Agent Orange and its use by the U.S. military in Southeast Asia. This installment covers the stories of the victims and their battle for justice. "If …
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Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, How to Make Money Off a Pandemic
Tom Engelhardt | warisacrime.org | 2021-06-03
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me do something I've seldom done in one of these introductions and quote at length from a book. In this case, the initial paragraph of the preface to Nina Burleigh's striking new work, Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, … Continue reading "Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, How to Make Money Off a Pandemic"
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We Stand With Cuba Against the US Embargo and Hybrid War
Luna Olavarría Gallegos, Manolo De Los Santos, Vijay Prashad, et al | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
On May 26, The New York Review of Books published an open letter signed by a group of successful artists and writers — including Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat — stating that Cuban artist Luís Manuel Otero Alcántara is "detained…solely for expressing his ideas through his art." We the undersigned challenge the aforementioned signatories to…
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Vasily Grossman's Stalingrad: A Soviet masterpiece about World War II appears in English for the first time
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The English translation of Stalingrad will not only finally introduce a broad readership to a masterpiece of world literature, but it will also help new generations, especially young people, to understand the enormous impact of the October Revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/stal…

World's largest meat processor JBS hit by ransomware attack, shutting down US operations
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The company said in a statement on Monday that servers in North America and Australia had been hit by the attack.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/meat…

The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders
Guest Contributor | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-06-03
This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/06/03/the-tig…

The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders
Guest Contributor | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-06-03
This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/06/03/the-tig…

The Etymological Animal Must Slip Out of the Cage of Habit to Grasp Truth
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
Life is full …
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Sri Lankan health workers support International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
"We in the health service and all sectors of workers want to eradicate this deadly disease, but capitalist big businesses want to continue their profiteering."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/iwar…

Sri Lankan health workers support International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
"We in the health service and all sectors of workers want to eradicate this deadly disease, but capitalist big businesses want to continue their profiteering."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/iwar…

Weapons expo disrupted by rainbow coalition
Alex Bainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Standing up against the war profiteers at the Land Forces exhibition in Brisbane was a rainbow coalition of First Nations peoples, peace, climate and human rights defenders. Alex Bainbridge, Jim McIlroy and Steffi Leedham report.
greenleft.org.au/content/weapons-expo-di…

Military Situation In Yemen On June 3, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 138 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Madghal area | On June 3, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led…
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Military Situation In Yemen On June 3, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 138 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Madghal area | On June 3, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led…
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Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Help Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-03
The Vietnam War ended in 1975, but Vietnamese people today continue to suffer the effects of Agent Orange, the deadly dioxin-containing chemical weapon that the U.S. sprayed over 12 percent of South Vietnam from 1961-1971, poisoning both the people and the land. | Descendants of the approximately 2 to 4 million Vietnamese people, hundreds of thousands of U.S. Vietnam veterans, and Vietnamese-Americans who were exposed to the toxin continue to record disproportionate rates of congenital disabilities…
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Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …
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Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. 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. For some …
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Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …
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Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …
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Toward 100 chapters of the Los Angeles Tenants Union
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-06-03
This essay was authored by members of the LA Tenants Union Media Committee. All photos courtesy of LA Tenants Union. | In 2017, tenants living around the corner from the famous Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles received a sudden, massive and legally-permitted rent increase. The landlord was attempting to rebrand their building as a hot destination for newcomers, displacing long-term community members — some of the very musicians for whom the plaza is named. With the help of organizers from the Los Angeles Tenants Union / El Sindicato de Inquilinxs de Los àÅngeles (LATU), these residents formed the Mariach…
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Top Ways Israel's Netanyahu Torpedoed Mideast Peace and Harmed Israel and America
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-06-03
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A step was taken by his rivals toward unseating long-serving Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday when opposition parties all along the political spectrum from left to right formed a coalition of national unity. Ironically, that coalition only reached a majority in parliament by accepting for the first time …
juancole.com/2021/06/israels-netanyahu-t…

100+ Democracy Scholars Issue Dire Warning About Threats to Voting Rights in US
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
"Our democracy is fundamentally at stake. History will judge what we do at this moment."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/100-democracy-scho…

4 June, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Solidarity is our weapon!
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-06-03
Friday, 4 June 11 am to 1 pm Metro Bagatelle Toulouse, France Facebook : www.facebook.com/events/225330892443874/ On Friday, 4 June, Collectif Palestine Vaincra will organize a Palestine Stand at the exit of Bagatelle metro station in Toulouse, France, in solidarity with Palestine. In the aftermath of the murderous Israeli assault on Gaza, Palestine, the Palestinian people need our support more than ever in their struggle for return and liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. All are invited to join in, gather stickers and flyers, take solidarity photos and sign on to the campaign to free Georg…
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Friends lost and children orphaned
Hamza Abu Eltarabesh | electronicintifada.net | 2021-06-03
Stories from Gaza under attack.
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PDF of June 3 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-06-03
Download the PDF. U.S. behind detention of Venezuelan diplomat Release Alex Saab! Ama-zen? Alabama mine strike. Editorial: Reparations NOW for Black Tulsans! A year after George Floyd, fight police terror! Cleveland, Seattle, Oakland. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free: March on Washington Global class impact Being . . . | Continue reading PDF of June 3 issue at Workers.org
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Rapidity of Phase II of Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Stands Out
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
Venezuelans who have been contacted by the Patria System, an online state platform in which more than 20 million Venezuelans are registered, to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have remarked on the speed of the immunization process, according to àöltimas Noticias. | "They took good care of us since we arrived, the process was fast," said Milagros Ríos, 62, after receiving a dose of the vaccine this Wednesday at the point set up in the Hotel Alba Caracas, one of the several designated vaccination points for the second phase of the mass vaccination process. This phase includes senior citizens, an…
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Why do White Republicans oppose Black Lives Matter?
Julie Hollar | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
Look what they're watching. | June 3, 2021 | Newswire…
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China's Demographic Crisis
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Both…
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Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On June 3, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | On June 2, two Armenian soldiers were wounded in a fistfight with Azerbaijani servicemen at the border in Gegargunik region, according to the Armenian Ministry of Defense | On June 2, 40 Armenian soldiers violated the border in the direction of Armudlu village of Kelbajar district and later | Satellite imagery on June 2nd confirmed that Azerbaijan has, again, taken control of Sev Lich Lake, encroaching 2.5 km inside Armenian territory | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-nag…

Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down. Is all this folly, bravery or self-interest? …
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Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
TOKYO, JAPAN — MARCH 05: A man wearing a face mask walks near the Olympic Rings in Odaiba on March 5, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down.
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The Coronavirus Pandemic and Global Wages
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
Those unable to work from home were hit hardest, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors, again where women outnumber men…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-coronavirus-pa…

A business without bosses
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-06-03
ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized to provide healthy meals to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and systemic racism. | This story has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.
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The Killing Floor
Marc Norton | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers died from COVID-19. The Los Angeles…
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Indian workers need a socialist strategy to combat the Modi government's herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than two million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/jasp…

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by federal, state, and local governments. But, inexplicably, the current national policy conversation about rebuilding public health, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity has entirely ignored it.
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COVID Isn't Over — the US Must Do More to Combat It Worldwide
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-03
I was asked to take my mask off for the first time yesterday. Well, that's not quite accurate. Better to say I was invited to remove my mask when I popped into my local bodega (yes, we have bodegas in New Hampshire). The counterman was all smiles when he said it, maskless himself. The store was empty and I didn't want to seem rude, so off it came… and it felt for all the world like I was standing there without pants. | I've been fully vaxxed for a while now, but I still wear a mask when I'm going to be aroun…
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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 …
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Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pa…

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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.org/discussion/ma…

57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations
Dr. Roxana Bruno | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
A group of …
globalresearch.ca/57-top-scientists-doct…

Argentina To Start Large-Scale Production of Sputnik V Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Wednesday, Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti informed that COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccines will be soon produced in the South American nation, following the approval by the Russian Gamaleya Institute of the doses' samples produced in Richmond labs. | RELATED: | Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba | Vizzotti confirmed that the three batches of the vaccine components 1 and 2 were able to meet the standards, so progress will be made in importing a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-To-Sta…

British Medical Journal says UK government's COVID-19 response created "maelstrom of avoidable harm"
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The BMJ is identifying a record of staggering criminality, as confirmed by Cummings. Johnson and his collaborators, according to Cummings' account, were actively considering the deaths of 500,000 people, and up to 800,000 in one scenario, in pursuit of herd immunity through infection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/pers…

Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan
Olivia Engling | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/01/1884288…

The Fumbling King of Palestine: Palestinians are Defeating the Oslo Culture
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
The political discourse of Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, is similar to that of an ineffectual king who has been isolated in his palace for far too long. The king speaks of prosperity and peace, and tirelessly counts his innumerable achievements, while his people are dying of starvation …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/06/the-fumbling-…

Friday 6/4: Palestine 101 & Naksa Community Teach-In
Angela | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
1331 S Nutwood St, Anaheim, CA…
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Thursday 6/3: Collective Liberation From Minneapolis to Palestine
Angela | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Zoom…
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Labor for Palestine: US Union Activists Pass Support Resolutions
repost | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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…
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5/29/21 March on Washington for Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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.
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A Fart Joke Is Not a Pogrom
Talia Lavin | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
A Fart Joke Is Not a Pogrom…
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United Palestinians have changed the course of history
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
The Palestinian revolt of 2021 will go down in history as one of the most influential events in irreversibly changing the collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: The revolt of 1936 and the first intifada that began in 1987.The general strike and rebellion of 1936 to 1939 were momentous because they represented the first unmistakable expression of collective Palestinian political agency. Despite their isolation and humble tools of resistance, the Palestinian people rose up across the country to challenge both British and Zionist…
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Breaking the Siege, Fighting for Life: For a New Internationalist Movement of the Oppressed
Arturo Anguiano | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Under Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2018-2024?), despite his demagoguery and all his alluding to leftist traditions, clothed with the old-neo-indigenous PRI, the siege against EZLN was reinforced with the help of more military forces, welfare programs (now seen as of charitable nature) and even with the sponsorship of recovered paramilitary groups, to which he adds a wall of lies and slandering against the Zapatistas and those who struggle to protect the life under threat – now even more – by the neocolonial mega-construction projects with which the president seeks to ingratiate himself with the big capitals domin…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/breaking-the…

Open letter to co-leader of Germany's Left Party Janine Wissler
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The Socialist Equality Party and WSWS call on Wissler and the Left Party to publicly condemn the DSA leaders' Twitter posts and other media publications celebrating Trotsky's assassination.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/wiss…

Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion–LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops
Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Via Zoom…
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Portugal: Left Bloc faces Socialist Party in government and rising far right
Dick Nichols | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
It was inevitable that the 12th National Convention of Portugal's radical Left Bloc, the third largest parliamentary force, would be unlike its predecessors, writes Dick Nichols.
greenleft.org.au/content/portugal-left-b…

Victoria's public health system at breaking point
Sarah Hathway | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
As Victoria heads into its fourth lockdown, healthcare workers are concerned that public health services are at breaking point. Sarah Hathway reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/victorias-publi…

Editor's Note: Bringing About Progressive Change
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2021-06-03
Reese Erlich was a journalist who traveled the world with a driving sense of curiosity, filing dispatches for various news outlets. His first byline in The Progressive appeared in 1987, but most of the work he did for the magazine, both in print and online, was during the last decade or so, including, for the past several years, a twice-monthly web column called "Foreign Correspondent."
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Two agonizing years of devastation
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, first recorded in India end January 2020, this Modi government's preoccupation had never been on combating the pandemic in right earnest and saving people's lives but on continuing to relentlessly pursue the unfolding of the RSS project. | June 3, 2021…
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Chicago school officials announce mandatory in-person attendance in the fall
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The move to end remote learning throughout the state is part of a national campaign to declare an end to the pandemic and send children and workers back to unsafe schools and workplaces to increase the wealth of the superrich.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/chic…

My Pandemic Teaching Year
Belle Chesler | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
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,…
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San Antonio, Texas educator victimized for advocating safety speaks out on her firing
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The firing of dual language kindergarten teacher Rachell Tucker took place after she had advocated for increased safety measures and the halting of in-person learning at her school amid the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/texs…

Friday 6/11: STOP Criminal Insanity Of Holding Tokyo Olympics In Middle Of Pandemic-Lives Over Profit
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St./California St. | San Francisco…
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Antisemitism's Misdirection: Who Gets Hurt?
Ira Glunts | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Unfounded or unconfirmed charges of antisemitism made by US pro-Israel organizations which are then parroted by the pro-Zionist US mainstream press, always increase when Israeli actions become so hideous they shame even some of its most dedicated supporters. With the latest Israeli shelling of Gaza, its evictions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in…
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Thursday 6/3: We All Live in Gaza – Special Documentary Screening – Fundraiser
Maurice Jacobsen | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Screening will be at the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, 3200 Grand Ave. Seating will be limited to a social distanced safe 200…
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You Can Ditch Uber For A Driver-Owned Rideshare App
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called "Co-op Ride," created by the mostly volunteer-run Drivers Cooperative. If Co-op's proposal plays out, drivers could make more money while their passengers, particularly those in underserved communities, could end up paying less for rides.
popularresistance.org/you-can-ditch-uber…

Malcolm Gladwell Claims Satan Won WWII But Jesus Does Drone Strikes
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
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, was…
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Video: Nasrallah Pronounced Dead by MSM Amid Deepest Crisis in Lebanese History
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
Lebanon is in …
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"The Second": Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-03
Do African Americans have Second Amendment rights? That's the question Emory University professor Carol Anderson set out to answer in her new book, "The Second," which looks at the constitutional right to bear arms and its uneven application throughout U.S. history. She says she was prompted to write the book after the 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop after he told the officer he had a legal firearm. Anderson says the Second Amendment was always intended to be a means of arming white people to control the Black population. "There was this massive fear about these…
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Lakes are experiencing deoxygenation worldwide
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-06-03
"Climate change, together with [agricultural pollution], threatens vulnerable freshwater systems, adding to the urgency to strongly cut emissions."
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The White Right to Bear Arms
Emilio Leanza | progressive.org | 2021-06-03
A review of "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America"
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Inflation on the agenda at Fed and European Central Bank
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
So far, the official view at the Fed and the ECB is that price rises are transitory and the present levels of support for financial markets should be maintained, but there are concerns this could lead to major problems.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/infl…

Ecuador: Quito Metropolitan Council Approves Removal of Mayor
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
During an extraordinary meeting that began on Wednesday afternoon, members of Quito's Metropolitan Council approved a request for the removal of Jorge Yunda, the mayor of Ecuador's capital city. | RELATED: | Ecuadorians Protest on Lasso's First Day in Office | This request was filed by the "Front of Professionals for the Dignity of Quito". The Mayor's lawyer argued that such request violates the principles established in the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights since the only way to re…
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United Nations: Forced Expulsion Of Palestinians Violates Law
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
United Nations representatives have denounced the potential forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as a "violation of international law".
popularresistance.org/united-nations-for…

Some Israeli perspectives on the tragedy of the Middle East
Richard Drake | juancole.com | 2021-06-03
( Richard Drake) — The sickening events lately occurring in the Middle East have shocked and outraged the conscience of the world. The experts who have tried to pacify the Middle East, whatever their real intentions, obviously have failed to achieve anything but the preservation of a status quo guaranteed to produce one crisis and …
juancole.com/2021/06/israeli-perspective…

Bus drivers in London, Leeds and Sheffield support campaign for David O'Sullivan's reinstatement
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Drivers were keen to see a victory for O'Sullivan and wanted to discuss the programme of the London Bus Rank-and-File committee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/buuk…

Electric arc furnace explosion at Pueblo, Colorado steel mill leaves eight workers seriously injured
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
While the incident injured eight workers, including three critically, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel downplayed the incident as a "minor explosion."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/pueb…

Under the radar: Partial postal reform has a chance in Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
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Humanity's #1 environmental problem is consumption–climate change is just one of the byproducts
Reynard Loki | nationofchange.org | 2021-06-03
By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail–net-zero emissions policies aren't enough to prevent catastrophe.
nationofchange.org/2021/06/03/humanitys-…

Spadework: A New Grammar of Organization
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-06-03
Who draws the boundaries of the "self" in self-organization? Is a spontaneous event not organized? Why are people suspicious about being organized? How can organizations combine their resources and avoid competition? And why is it so difficult to translate specific organizational forms from one context to another? | In this episode, Spadework talks with Rodrigo Nunes about the new grammar of organization he has developed in latest new book, Neither Vertical nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization. | While Spadework t…
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State Department's Blinken calls for strengthening NATO military cooperation with Asia-Pacific nations
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-06-03
State Department's Blinken calls for strengthening NATO military cooperation with Asia-Pacific nationsRick Rozoff The U.S. Statement Department web page shared a brief, paragraph-long, account of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments to a virtual NATO foreign ministers on June 1 presided over by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The cyber conference was held in advance of …
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The CEPR "It's the Budget, Stupid" Budget Calculator — Because Size Matters
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-06-03
We're relaunching an update to our critically acclaimed federal budget calculator (okay, I'm sure someone somewhere said something good about it) because it really is important that people have some idea about the budget. The basic issue is that almost no one has any sense of what's big and what's small in the budget because …
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Brazil: The People, at Last, Took to the Streets
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2021-06-03
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Iranian ship, petrochemical plant hit by fires amid threats from Israel
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Tensions have mounted in the context of an imminent change of government in Israel and continuing talks in Vienna on reviving the Iran nuclear deal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/iran…

UK: Unite negotiates away bus drivers' terms and conditions as First Group shareholders celebrate financial windfall
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Unite has committed itself to achieving 90.6 percent efficiency levels across all First Eastern Counties bus depots from June 2021.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/unit…

How USAID created Nicaragua's anti-Sandinista media apparatus, now under money laundering investigation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
With tens of millions of dollars over years of work, CIA front USAID helped create and train Nicaragua's anti-Sandinista opposition. At the center of its operations is the elite Chamorro Foundation, which stands accused of money laundering.
popularresistance.org/how-usaid-created-…

The Refugee Union Behind Barbed Wire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
After being placed in the Penally barracks, refugees organised a union to fight inhumane conditions — their campaign forced the government to commit to closing the camp and inspired others to take up the struggle.
popularresistance.org/the-refugee-union-…

Red Alert: Only one Earth
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Making Peace with Nature (2021), highlights the 'gravity of the Earth's triple environmental emergencies: climate, biodiversity loss, and pollution'. | June 3, 2021…
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Why is Pennsylvania considering mass layoffs in public higher education?
Monica Zheng, Curry Malott | liberationnews.org | 2021-06-03
The Chancellor of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education, Daniel Greenstein, is attempting to ram through a plan to consolidate six of the state system's 14 universities into two as a so-called solution to the system's financial crisis.
liberationnews.org/why-is-pennsylvania-c…

Nicaragua: Opposition Leader Linked To Money Laundering Scandal
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Nicaragua's Interior Ministry on Wednesday ordered house arrest against opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro for her involvement in a money-laundering scandal. | RELATED: | Nicaragua: Virtual Reality and Human Rights | The presidential pre-candidate was arrested one day after authorities accused her of abusive management and ideological falsehood for her role in the ONG named after her mother and Nicaragua's former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. | After months of investigation, the Interio…
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Bukele: Opposition Will Never Return to Power
El Faro English | latinorebels.com | 2021-06-03
El Faro confirmed that both the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the High Command of the National Civil Police also stood for the oath and pledged their loyalty to the president.
latinorebels.com/2021/06/03/bukelespeech…

UAW-backed contract includes new attacks on Volvo Truck retirees
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The proposed contract, which Volvo workers are voting on this Sunday, includes new threats to former workers who have spent a lifetime producing profits for the giant truck manufacturer.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/veba…

Midwest Dispatch: Combating Gun Violence, One Grocery Store at a Time
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2021-06-03
Cities across the United States are experiencing a spike in gun violence. Here's how Minneapolis is addressing this issue through a grocery store's new peace-driven model.
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This time may be different: on the UN commission of inquiry investigating violations in the occupied Palestinian territory
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
Thanks to a rapidly changing political context the new UN Human Rights Council commission announced on May 27th may be different from those in the past–this one may actually help hold Israel accountable. | June 3, 2021…
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Mexico Enters Electoral Silence Ahead of Subnational Polls
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Mexico's subnational electoral process entered a stage of silence in which no political proselytizing can take place before citizens go to the polls on June 6. | RELATED: | Mexican Students Who Protested Online Exams Released | In compliance with current federal law, the National Electoral Institute (INE) requested candidates, parties, citizens, public officials, and the media not to carry out propaganda actions, publish results of polls on electoral preferences, or disseminate reports o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Enters-El…

NATO chieftain blasts Belarus and Russia, hails German troops in neighboring Lithuania
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-06-03
NATO chieftain blasts Belarus and Russia, hails German troops in neighboring LithuaniaRick Rozoff June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany unleashes history's largest invasion force (three million troops) against Soviet Russia along an 1,800-mile front stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov into the Caucasus. Germany …
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More than McCarthyism: the attack on activism students don't learn about from their textbooks
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
In legislatures across the country, Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to curtail what educators–in public schools and universities–can say and teach about racism and sexism. | June 3, 2021…
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Killing the January 6 Commission Violates Americans' Trust
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists — to protect them and promote the common welfare — all else is lost." — Barack Obama When the lies and hypocrisy have been exposed repeatedly and the people have been manipulated and conned — when all is said and…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/killing-the-…

Activists aim to block Israeli ships from US ports in solidarity with Palestinians
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
Palestinian rights activists are aiming to block ships operated by an Israeli shipping line from unloading cargo in key US port cities as part of a campaign to pressure Israel over its numerous violations of international law. | The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (Aroc), which is leading the effort, told Middle East Eye on Wednesday that its "Block the Boat" campaign had successfully prevented a ship operated by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd from docking in Oakland, California.
popularresistance.org/activists-aim-to-b…

The Campaign against Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
On 25 May …
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Missouri police officer pleads guilty after killing 4-year-old girl
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-06-03
Columbia Police Officer Andria Heese was traveling at approximately 14mph when 4-year-old Gabriella Curry entered her blind spot and was fatally struck by the vehicle.
nationofchange.org/2021/06/03/missouri-p…

The Nuclearization of Space
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
"BACK TO THE FUTURE NASA'S NEW NUCLEAR VISION" was the headline emblazoned on the cover this past month of the leading U.S. aerospace trade publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology.
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/the-nucleari…

Neglect is killing people in Florida's Leon County jail
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-03
Tallahassee, FL – This spring, Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) commemorated the one-year anniversaries of the police murders of Mychael Johnson, Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade. While these police murders garnered significant attention, the deaths of two other Black men in law enforcement custody in 2020 went largely unnoticed. 43-year-old Little Daniel Owens and 66-year-old Melvin Richardson died inside the Leon County jail in November 2020. The Leon County Sheriff's Office posted barebones announcements of their deaths on social media and released no additional information. | Public records request…
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Love brings peace
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2021-06-03
Peace and love are the only answer.
nationofchange.org/2021/06/03/love-bring…

Pondering National Breakdown on Disautel Pass
Patrick Mazza | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Will the U.S. fragment into pieces? Would that be a bad thing? In 2019, a few days after the summer solstice, I went to visit some native people I know on the Colville Reservation in the Okanogan Highlands of Northeast Washington state, now home to 12 native tribes that used to inhabit much of the…
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AMLO battles corrupt electoral officials and U.S. interference in Mexico midterms
David Raby | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
Ever heard of a country where electoral fraud favors the opposition? Try Mexico, with its corrupt and aberrant Electoral Commission (National Electoral Institute, INE by its Spanish initials). Political polarization has been growing in Mexico over several aspects of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's "Fourth Transformation"–which has included taking national control of oil and electric power, …
peoplesworld.org/article/amlo-battles-co…

French MBF metal workers on hunger strike against threatened plant closure
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Since May 18, four employees at an MBF Aluminium foundry in Saint-Claude, in the Jura region of eastern France, have been on hunger strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/meta…

Denmark's Ex Minister Denies Responsibility in Spying Scandal
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Thursday, European Commission (EC) Vice President Margrethe Vestager explained that while she was Denmark's Interior Minister, she was not responsible for overseeing her country's intelligence services, which allegedly collaborated with the United States to spy on other European countries. | RELATED: | Denmark Collaborated With the United States to Spy on Allies | Previously, European journalists revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) used Danish telecommunicati…
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Selected Articles: NoVaxx Rebellion: Resist, Refuse, Reject
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
CIA (Dis)Information Operations Come Home to the US | By Peter Van Buren, June 02, 2021 | Reporters joke the easiest job in Washington is CIA spokesman. You need only listen carefully to questions and say "No comment' before heading to …
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Selected Articles: NoVaxx Rebellion: Resist, Refuse, Reject
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
CIA (Dis)Information Operations Come Home to the US | By Peter Van Buren, June 02, 2021 | Reporters joke the easiest job in Washington is CIA spokesman. You need only listen carefully to questions and say "No comment' before heading to …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-nova…

First Fully Autonomous Drone Was Used To Hunt Haftar's Forces In Libya
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | Military-grade autonomous drones can fly themselves to a specific location, pick their own targets and kill without the assistance of a remote human operator. | According to a United Nations report, for the first time ever, such a weapon was used in Libya against Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces — the Libyan National Army. | The lethal autonomous weapons system (LAWS) was used back in March 2020. | The UN said that logistic convoys and retrea…
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Sunday 6/13: Vegan BBQ & Bakesale Animal Rescue Fundraiser
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Wildcat Canyon @ Alvarado Park…
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Pacifica Houston KPFT White Management Coup
Pacifica Fightback | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
On the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd the Pacifica Houston management organized a coup of Black, Brown and radical programming. They did this without notice to the programmers or the local station board.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/02/1884291…

Saturday 6/5: Meetup: Animal Rebellion Takes on McDonald's
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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From Negroland to Negro Bar, 20th Anniversary Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Normal community outreach, historical preservation standards and basic dignity remains elusive at Negro Bar / Negro Hill Mining District due to the historic seasonal hate crimes against humanity, cloaked as equity and inclusion in this latest effort to insist on second class citizenship for people of Pan African ancestry.
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Thursday 6/10: The Rise Of Fascism In The US, Labor & The Insurrection
UFCLP | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
By Zoom | us02web.zoom.us/j/82861963736?pwd=Y2NFc2…
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Saturday 6/5: Fallon statue stand off
S.J. Chicano Moratorium Resistancence Council | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
FALLON STATUE | WEST ST. JOHN AND JULIAN STREETS CORNER | SAN JOSE, CALIF.
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Sunday 6/6: Climate Action Mural Unveiling & Celebration In Clarion Alley
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Clarion Alley, between Mission and Valencia Streets, and between 17th and 18th Streets in San Francisco…
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Sunday 6/6: Movie Night: Exterminate All the Brutes Part 3 & 4
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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Friday 6/4: Wear Orange: End Gun Violence Protest Vigil in Palo Alto
Women's League for Peace, Freedom | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Sidewalk intersection of Embarcadero Rd. and El Camino Real | (Town and Country Village Shopping Center, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301) | Masks and Safety Distancing…
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Saturday 6/26: Queer Picnic and Visibility – Dolores Park
queer autonomy | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Dolores Park | SF, CA…
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Monday 6/7: Third Reconstruction House Resolution Rally in Downtown San Jose w/ CA PPC
California Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Outside the office of Rep. Lofgren, 635 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…
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Sunday 6/13: Community Hike at Wild Cat Canyon
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Alvarado Staging Area at Wild Cat Canyon, Richmond…
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Tuesday 6/1: Outreach Training
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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Saturday 6/5: Wear Orange: Annual Stop Gun Violence Virtual Rally in California
CA Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Online protest rally…
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Sunday 6/6: June Chapter Meeting: DxE SF Bay Area
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
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Sunday 6/6: Riot Grrrl and Dyke Walking Tour Mission District San Francisco California
Shani Heckman | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Meet in front of the women's building | 3543 18th street, San Francisco CA 94110…
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A Year Lived Inside With Instagram and a Dutch Master
Benjamin Moser | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
A Year Lived Inside With Instagram and a Dutch Master…
thenation.com/article/culture/instagram-…

The Misplaced Hope of Understanding Police From the Inside
Katie Way | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
The Misplaced Hope of Understanding Police From the Inside…
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The Miseducation of White Children
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
The Miseducation of White Children…
thenation.com/article/society/critical-r…

Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency
Mark Hertsgaard, Kyle Pope | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency…
thenation.com/article/environment/climat…

The Current GOP
JD Crowe, Peter Kuper, Ann Telnaes | thenation.com | 2021-06-03
JD Crowe, Peter Kuper, Ann Telnaes The Current GOP…
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Court case victory reflects power of school strikes
Zane Alcorn | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
The Federal Court's ruling that the government has a duty of care to protect young people from climate change is a win. Zane Alcorn argues it is due to mass mobilisations on the streets.
greenleft.org.au/content/court-case-vict…

Britain: Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson and the erosion of democracy
Simon Hannah | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Despite dumping on his former boss Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings has played his own role in the hollowing out Britain's democracy, writes Simon Hannah.
greenleft.org.au/content/britain-dominic…

Keep community-powered radio alive
Rachel Kirby | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.
greenleft.org.au/content/keep-community-…

Jacinda Ardern won't save New Zealand's working class
Ben Peterson | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Jacinda Ardern's government has unveiled pro-union legislation. But salvation won't come from above, writes Ben Peterson.
greenleft.org.au/content/jacinda-ardern-…

NSW mental health nurses strike for pay and conditions
Niko Leka | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state govenrment's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-mental-heal…

Israel's New Mossad Chief Threatens More Assassinations and Attacks Inside Iran
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
On Tuesday, the …
globalresearch.ca/israel-new-mossad-chie…

New Report: America Is on the Verge of a Renewable Future
commondreams.org | 2021-06-03
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Roman Protasevich Claims Belarusian Opposition Might Betray Him
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, Roman Protasevich, co-founder of the Telegram channel Nexta, who was detained in Minsk, said that shortly before his arrest, his relations with supporters of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya had gone wrong. | The state television channel of Belarus ONT showed a video in which Protasevich recalls his contacts with Franak Vyachorka, an adviser to Tikhanovskaya."I filmed Tikhanovskaya's visit to Athens. Everything was fine, we worked for two days. He praised me. He fl…
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Israel To Seek $1Bn Replenishment For Iron Dome From U.S., As New Coalition Government Forms In Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
On June 2nd, Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz will travel to the US in order to request a $1bn replenishment…
southfront.org/israel-to-seek-1bn-replen…

NASA Begins Work On Two Venus Missions After 30-Year Break
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, NASA announced not one, but two, new missions to Venus, marking the return to Earth's sister planet after a 30-year hiatus. | Part of NASA's Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours — and may have been the first habitable world in the solar system, complete with…
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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Bombing In Afghanistan's Jalalabad (Video)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image. | ISIS has claimed responsibility for a recent bombing which killed two people and wounded ten others in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. | The bombing, which took place on June 2, targeted a convoy of Afghan security forces in the area of Bargeno in Jalalabad's PD4 district. | ISIS' news agency, Amaq, claimed that eight Afghan service members were killed and three others were wounded in the bombing. Nevertheless, these claims were denied by Afghan sources,…
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US Supply Convoy Targeted In Southern Iraq Few Hours After Another Attack Failed (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image | On June 3, a convoy carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack near the city of Nasiriyah in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar. | The Sabereen News, a Telegram channel known to be close to Iranian-backed forces in Iraq, said that the convoy was moving 17 container filled with supplies and equipment to US troops in Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar. The convoy's trucks were all damaged as a result of the attack. | According to Sabereen News, t…
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ISIS Terrorists Killed Two Nigerien Soldiers, Captured Two Others In Diffa (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image. | On May 31, ISIS terrorists attacked a post of the Nigerien Armed Forces in the Diffa region in the southeastern part of the country. | Heavy clashes broke out between the terrorists and Nigerien soldiers, who retreated from…
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The Second Amendment Was Created to Arm White People to Control Black People
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-03
Do African Americans have Second Amendment rights? That's the question Emory University professor Carol Anderson set out to answer in her new book, The Second, which looks at the constitutional right to bear arms and its uneven application throughout U.S. history. She says she was prompted to write the book after the 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop after he told the officer he had a legal firearm. Anderson says the Second Amendment was alway…
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Police Are Backing Bills That Make It Easier to Crush Nonviolent Protests
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-03
Following the global wave of demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, Republican state legislatures mounted a counterattack, introducing a deluge of "anti-riot" bills designed to make it easier for law enforcement to clamp down on demonstrations perceived as disorderly. | According to a PEN America report from late April, Republicans have proposed at least 100…
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is a bicuspid aortic valve?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I consider myself to be in good health. I work out several times a week, but recently I began experiencing episodes of shortness of breath after going up and down the stairs in my home. After running on the treadmill a few weeks ago, I got dizzy and fainted. I went to my …
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Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …
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Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …
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Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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 …
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Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
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Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Sports cardiology helps patients get back in the game
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Regular activity is good for the heart, but patients with heart conditions may wonder if it is safe to exercise. Mayo Clinic's Sports Cardiology Clinic is a specialty clinic where a team of cardiologists, exercise physiologists, and other specialists evaluate and treat heart conditions with a goal of keeping athletes active in sports. But who …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
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 …
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Rights groups sign letter denouncing human rights abuses in Egypt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-06-03
63 international human rights and civil society organizations signed a letter calling on the Egyptian government to "immediately end a crackdown on freedom of association, independent groups, and peaceful dissent," Middle East Eye reported on Tuesday, June 1. Among the prominent organizations that signed the letter are Access Now, Freedom House, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), EuroMed Rights, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Odhikar Bangladesh, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Egyptian Human Rights Forum. | The letter urges the…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/06/03/rights-gr…

Democracy: On the Precipice?
John Feffer | juancole.com | 2021-06-03
( Foreign Policy in Focus) — If we extrapolate from the current trend lines, democracy will be gone in a couple decades, melted away like the polar ice. But although down, democracy is not out. By John Feffer | June 2, 2021 Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, snatches a dissident from midair. Military strongman Assimi …
juancole.com/2021/06/democracy-the-preci…

What's Up With the Sudden Attacks on Schools That Teach Critical Race Theory?
Jeff Bryant | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
What appears to be a dispute about academics is really a political tactic in the ongoing campaign to privatize public schools…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whats-up-with-the-…

What happened to the municipalists in Spain?
Kate Shea Baird | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
For four years, municipalists held power in cities across Spain. Their successes and setbacks hold important lessons for municipalist activists and organizers today…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-happened-to-t…

How Manchester's bus drivers beat 'fire and rehire'
Alex King | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
After 85 days on strike, Manchester's bus drivers have forced corporate giant Go Ahead to abandon its plans to fire and rehire almost 500 workers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-manchesters-bu…

Naomi Osaka and the Power of 'Nope'
Lindsay Abrams | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
When athletes such as Osaka are told to refrain from commenting on racism or politics and instead to shut up and play, it has always included an unsaid caveat: "unless we stand to profit off your voice."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/naomi-osaka-and-th…

Struggle against cops & prisons shake up Pittsburgh politics
Andrew Bankson | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
In Pittsburgh, the movement for Black lives has continued to upend the local political establishment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/struggle-against-c…

Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In Decree 580, dated May 31 2020, the Colom…
orinocotribune.com/colombia-backs-down-w…

Colombia: At Least 3,789 Police Brutality Cases Since April 28
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-02
The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Temblores reported on Wednesday at least 3,789 cases of police brutality amid the national strikes in Colombia, which have extended for 36 days. | RELATED: | Colombia's Senator Arias Persecuted for Helping Protesters | According to the latest report, 45 out of the 3,789 cases were homicides, 65 victims suffered eye injuries, 187 cases of gunshots, and 25 cases of sexual violence. Temblores said that there had been 1,649 arbitrary detentions an…
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Colombia's Partnership with NATO Allows It to Breach Human Rights Without Condemnation
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-02
Since Joe Biden's …
globalresearch.ca/colombia-partnership-n…

At Least 100 Million Full-Time Jobs Lost In 2021-ILO
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-02
The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis is "far from over" as the "jobs gap will reach 75 million in 2021, before falling to 23 million in 2022." | RELATED: | Covid-19 in Colombia: Almost 500.000 New Unemployed | According to the latest projections, the estimate of working or reduced-hours losses will amount to 100 million full-time jobs in 2021 and 26 million full-time jobs in 2022. Moreover, global unemployment "is expe…
telesurenglish.net/news/At-Least-100-Mil…

Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In Decree 580, dated May 31 2020, the Colom…
orinocotribune.com/colombia-backs-down-w…

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