Daily Archives: June 5, 2021

2021-06-05: News Headlines

Mouris Salloum George (2021-06-05). México — Empedrando el camino al infierno. globalizacion.ca A unas horas de dar comienzo al proceso electoral más grande en la historia de México, los ciudadanos acudiremos prestos a esta elección intermedia en el ejercicio de un gobierno democrático que persigue cristalizar el voto libre universal para no…

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Tallahassee students speak out against attacks on Palestine. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On June 3, students at Florida State University gathered to demand an end to the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza. Students connected the struggles against political repression in Palestine to similar struggles facing political activists in Colombia. | The event was hosted by Students for a Democratic Society as well as the Tallahassee Community Action Committee. Attendees held signs saying, "End the Occupation" and "Stop Political Repression". | Event organizer Katherine Draken said, "We need to continue bringing attention to the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism and…

Danny Haiphong (2021-06-05). Off the Rails: New Report by Corporate-Funded Think-Tank Reveals How Profit-Driven Motives Drive New Cold War against China. covertactionmagazine.com New report paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world. Published in Railway Age magazine and written by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the report sounds the alarm about China's growing high-speed rail sector amid escalations in the U.S.'s New Cold War against China, of which technology is a key component.

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-05). Four Things to Know About Israel's New 'Change Coalition'. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — The new government — if it takes power at all — is united only around ousting Netanyahu. Here's what that could mean. By Phyllis Bennis | June 4, 2021 In Israel's parliament, the Knesset, a broad but shaky new "change coalition" claims it's ready to finally oust Prime …

Juan Cole (2021-06-05). Israelis Actively Plotted "indefinite" Occupation of Gaza, West Bank, back in 1960s— the 6 Day War was just a Pretext: Haaretz. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — I can't tell you how many times I have heard Israeli officials talk as though the 1967 Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza were a kind of accident that left them with a dilemma. One told me it was like having a used car that you …

Joris Leverink (2021-06-05). What exactly is the "system" that we are fighting? roarmag.org Riot cops at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., United States. This article is adapted from Eric Laursen's new book, "The system" is back. And it is high time we talk about it again. | Fifty years ago, in the days of the Vietnam War, the counterculture and widespread questioning of government, a lot of prominent writers, not to mention day-to-day activists, used this bit of sh…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Biden drops corporate tax increase and cuts infrastructure plan by over $1 trillion in negotiations with Republicans. wsws.org The White House has repeatedly appealed to the GOP to negotiate while simultaneously offering to scale back and cut the plan in response to every objection from congressional Republicans.

Roger Harris (2021-06-05). #FreeAlexSaab Delegation First Day in Cabo Verde: Access Denied to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com June 4, 2021, Sal Island, Cabo Verde. In their first full day in Cabo Verde, the emergency human rights delegation met with Saab's lawyer and the Venezuelan ambassador, tried to meet with the local police commander, and saw first hand the prison-house where Mr. Saab is jailed, though the heavily armed guards prevented a visit. | A year ago, immediately after Alex Saab's plane was diverted to Cabo Verde for a technical fueling stop and he was forcibly taken off the plane, the Venezuelan government notified the Cabo Verdean authorities that Saab was a diplomat and thus protected from detention, according to Jose Ma…

Max Lill (2021-06-05). Learning to Feel Collectively. indybay.org The starting point of the upheavals are the anti-colonial movements that have been spreading across the globe since the end of World War II. With the Black Civil Rights Movement, they penetrate into the heart of the capitalist world system starting in the mid-1950s, where they politicize liberal students* and the existentialist beat culture of the bohemians.

Los Angeles Tenants Union (2021-06-05). Toward 100 chapters of the Los Angeles Tenants Union. zcomm.org LATU builds toward a future without rent by addressing immediate needs, building power and transforming the political consciousness of tenants in LA…

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-05). Tech giants help Israel muzzle Palestinians. electronicintifada.net Israeli efforts to control criticism intensified during assault on Gaza.

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Chicago teachers vote unanimously to strike at 3 charter schools. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On May 27, rank-and-file teachers represented by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted by a unanimous vote to strike at three Urban Prep charter schools. They plan to set a strike date soon. Additionally, they filed an unfair labor practice charge against Urban Prep management for multiple unfair labor practices including hiding crucial financial information that would affect bargaining. | The Urban Prep teachers have been in contract negotiations for more than 30 months. They are fighting for more support for special education students and more classroom resources, among other things. The teachers at…

George Chidi (2021-06-05). Georgia Board of Education Votes to Censor American History. zcomm.org The state board drafted a resolution restricting classroom discussion of racism, then blocked comments from the YouTube livestream…

WSWS (2021-06-05). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. wsws.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Juan Cole (2021-06-05). Netanyahu pledges to destroy Biden's Iran, Settlements Policies. zcomm.org Netanyahu is telling Israelis that Bennett's will be a "far left government," even though it has far right parties in it, including that of its head…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-05). NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the frontAnd Turkey is celebrated as key cornerstone of NATORick Rozoff The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, gave an online address entitled "NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future" at an event co-sponsored by the Brookings …

_____ (2021-06-05). Craig Murray's Trial: What Happens Next. popularresistance.org On Monday morning, Lady Dorrian and two supporting judges will hear the application from Roddy Dunlop QC for Craig Murray to be allowed to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against both their verdict of contempt of court for jigsaw identification, and against the disproportionate sentence.

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-05). Activists Call for a Stop to Enbridge Line 3. progressive.org The largest pipeline network in the United States is getting even bigger as construction on Lines 3 and 5 moves forward.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Rally at Germany's Opel/Stellantis shows need for workers to break with IG Metall union. wsws.org Instead of conducting a struggle against the merger and its consequences, IG Metall and its network of works councils and shop stewards are ensuring that the company attacks are carried out smoothly.

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At the White House. popularresistance.org The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against improbable odds.

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rico unions close ranks against LUMA Energy. popularresistance.org Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows the consortium to leave Puerto Rico if a hurricane strikes, and displaces thousands of workers, is not canceled.

Staff (2021-06-05). Corporations Are Trying to Co-opt Mindfulness to Avoid Meeting Workers' Needs. truthout.org It's 6 a.m. You're just arriving to your workplace, a 1 million-square-foot warehouse known as an Amazon fulfillment center. As a stower for Amazon, your job is to take the hundreds of items per hour that arrive at your roughly 10-foot-sized station and sort them onto shelves. As you start your shift, the loud sounds of Amazon's mobile fulfillment robots, which deliver the items to you, reverberate throughout the warehouse. Above, a surveillance camera monitors your activity. You can feel its…

Juliana C N Chan, Lee-Ling Lim, Jonathan E Shaw, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Edward W Gregg, Lancet Commission on diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We fully agree with Jane Speight and colleagues' emphasis on the need to assess and manage diabetes-specific distress. In our Commission,1 we addressed, in no fewer than ten places, the possible causative and amplifying effects of psychosocial stress on diabetes self-management and disease control, and highlighted many of the contributing factors, such as rapid rural—urban migration, living conditions, social disparity, economics, work, family, and interpersonal relationships.Acknowledging the importance of diabetes-specific distress arising from worries about the condition's nature and quality of care, the…

Arun Kumar, Valentina Bernasconi, Mark Manak, Ana Paula de Almeida Aranha, Paul A Kristiansen (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] The CEPI centralised laboratory network: supporting COVID-19 vaccine development. thelancet.com With a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine development platforms and extensive variability between laboratory assays, comparison of results for vaccine trials can be challenging.1 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has established a global network of laboratories to centralise testing and enable comparison of immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines. The CEPI centralised laboratory network aims to enable key immunogenicity and efficacy endpoint evaluation, support COVID-19 vaccine developers in the pathway towards licensure, and help the identification of immune correlates of prot…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-05). El animal etimológico debe salir de la jaula del hábito para comprender la verdad. globalizacion.ca La vida está llena de deslices. | Las palabras se nos escapan de la boca para sorprendernos. Los pensamientos se deslizan en nuestras mentes para sorprendernos. Los sueños se deslizan en nuestras noches para, a veces, deslizarse en nuestros pensamientos de…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-05). Military Situation In Syria On June 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 4, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On June 4, three Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Aleppo | On June 4, a US logistical convoy entered Syria via Semalka border crossing | On June 5, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces near Banin village | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-06-05). Oakland dockworkers refuse to unload Israeli cargo ship. electronicintifada.net Port unions around the world have turned away Israel-linked ships and weapons cargos.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Two high-rise workers in China killed in strong winds. wsws.org The death of the two workers, which was entirely avoidable, sparked widespread public anger over the exploitative and dangerous conditions in the high-rise construction industry.

Pedro Jorge Velázquez (2021-06-05). Cuba — Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo. globalizacion.ca Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo se abrirá una puerta vieja, corroída, que rechina cuando le aprietan el cerrojo. Cuando se caiga el Bloqueo un sinsonte se desprenderá de la luz que empapa los portales de las casonas viejas, una mariposa…

WSWS (2021-06-05). East Timor's coronavirus pandemic worsens. wsws.org Lockdown restrictions have been undermined by a series of government decisions aimed at bolstering its political position and promoting business activity.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Unify the working class across the Indian subcontinent to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org Only an international, scientific health strategy can defeat this highly contagious virus, which ignores borders and passports and infects people of all nationalities.

WSWS (2021-06-06). Lockout at Beaumont ExxonMobil plant in Texas enters second month. wsws.org The unions have done nothing to broaden the struggle of the 650 workers have been locked out of the facility since May 1.

Juliana C N Chan, Lee-Ling Lim, Jonathan E Shaw, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Edward W Gregg, Lancet Commission on diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We fully agree with Jane Speight and colleagues' emphasis on the need to assess and manage diabetes-specific distress. In our Commission,1 we addressed, in no fewer than ten places, the possible causative and amplifying effects of psychosocial stress on diabetes self-management and disease control, and highlighted many of the contributing factors, such as rapid rural—urban migration, living conditions, social disparity, economics, work, family, and interpersonal relationships.Acknowledging the importance of diabetes-specific distress arising from worries about the condition's nature and quality of care, the…

Arun Kumar, Valentina Bernasconi, Mark Manak, Ana Paula de Almeida Aranha, Paul A Kristiansen (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] The CEPI centralised laboratory network: supporting COVID-19 vaccine development. thelancet.com With a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine development platforms and extensive variability between laboratory assays, comparison of results for vaccine trials can be challenging.1 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has established a global network of laboratories to centralise testing and enable comparison of immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines. The CEPI centralised laboratory network aims to enable key immunogenicity and efficacy endpoint evaluation, support COVID-19 vaccine developers in the pathway towards licensure, and help the identification of immune correlates of prot…

WSWS (2021-06-05). French scientist tries to silence whistle-blower over discredited COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine claims. wsws.org Dr. Didier Raoult has threatened legal action against the whistle-blower who challenged his claim that the anti-malarial drug was effective in treating COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-06-05). US COVID-19 vaccination campaign drastically slowing. wsws.org As the rate of inoculation slows, state after state is attempting to employ gimmicks to entice the unvaccinated to receive the jabs.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-05). "Pushing the Reset Button" In the Wake of the Covid Crisis: "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca The World Economic …

WSWS (2021-06-05). Dutch caretaker government accelerates lifting of social-distancing measures. wsws.org Even as UK schools record a rise in COVID-19 infections due to reopening policies, Mark Rutte's Dutch government is pushing to end all social-distancing measures.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Australia records cases of highly-infectious Delta variant as government demands end to lockdowns. wsws.org The state and federal governments have agreed to a narrow definition of COVID-19 outbreaks aimed at outlawing future lockdowns, even when the virus is circulating widely in the community.

WorkWeek (2021-06-05). Pacifica CRD & WorkWeek Covering Picketing & Block of Israeli Chartered Ship Volan At. indybay.org WorkWeek & Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy will be covering the picket of the Zim Ship Volan at the Port of Oakland…

Staff (2021-06-05). California Is Still Averaging About 34 New COVID Outbreaks in Workplaces Per Day. truthout.org This article was originally published at 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 die…

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-05). [World Report] ACT Accelerator strains donors' aid budgets. thelancet.com The continued shortfall in funding for the international COVID-19 response raises the question of whether alternative forms of financing should be explored. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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." …

WSWS (2021-06-05). Delta variant of COVID-19 dominant in UK, spreading rapidly with millions still unvaccinated. wsws.org The government has gone into overdrive to portray the virus as under control, claiming that its vaccine rollout means everything must still be allowed to return to normal.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-05). More than 5,000 Covid Vaccine Deaths in America, 25,359 "Serious Injuries" and Almost 300,000 Reported "Adverse Events" globalresearch.ca This week's number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID vaccines passed the 5,000 mark, up 759 from last week, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly …

Danica Jorden (2021-06-05). Actor's Death Links Homophobia, Sexism and Covid Denial in Brazil. zcomm.org Paulo Gustavo was remembered in mass protests in 24 states and the capital district on May 29 against the Bolsonaro government's inaction in the face of Covid…

Nina Burleigh (2021-06-05). Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits. zcomm.org The Great Forgetting, Part 2…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 …

Badri Raina (2021-06-05). Ramdev Baba: Icon of 'New India'. zcomm.org Does the Baba use a mask? No. Has he taken a vaccine shot? No. Has the virus made any difference to his well-being? A resounding no. What more is needed to disprove the hollow claims of allopathy?>

WSWS (2021-06-05). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Sri Lankan workers call for full investigation into New Zealand's Pike River disaster. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site is publishing statements from workers in Sri Lanka supporting the campaign for a full investigation of New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster, which killed 29 men in 2010.

Luis Feliz León (2021-06-05). Can a Driver Uprising Make Food Apps Deliver? zcomm.org "There is no labor movement without organizing the new workforce, which just happens to be immigrant in New York"

_____ (2021-06-05). Roman Protasevich, Casualty Of The Ryanair Incident In Belarus, Is Spilling The Beans. popularresistance.org 'Western' media, as well as other regime change activist claim that Protasevich must have been tortured to say what he says. However, aside from light handcuff marks at his wrists there is no evidence of that. Protasevich had previously been wounded when he fought in the fascist Ukrainian Azov battalion against the Donbas secessionists. He is a tough guy who will not be impressed by handcuffs which, by the way, police everywhere use for good reasons.

Caleb Granger, Brianna Griffith (2021-06-05). Texas attempts legislative assault against oppressed communities, social movements. liberationnews.org Governor Greg Abbot bragged that in the span of 48 hours, the Texas legislature passed some of the most right-wing and restrictive bills in the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-05). Greek workers intensify protests against labor bill. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, June 3, Greek trade unions organized massive mobilizations in Athens and other cities demanding the withdrawal of an anti-worker labor law proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND)-led government. The call for the mobilization was given by trade unions, including All Workers Militant Front (PAME), and was supported by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and other organizations. Protests have been taking place in Greece since May when labor minister Kostis Hatzidakis outlined the bill which allows for employees to work up to 10 hours and an increase in overtime work, permits work on Sunday and a…

Staff (2021-06-05). Palestinian Lives Still Won't Matter Under the Next Israeli Government. truthout.org In Israel's parliament, the Knesset, a broad but shaky new "change coalition" claims it's ready to finally oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the right-wing Likud leader who's held the office for the last 12 years. | If approved, the new coalition would anoint as prime minister Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally who supports settlement expansion and annexation of much of the West Bank, and who is significantly further to the right than Netanyahu himself. In theory, if it stays in p…

Staff (2021-06-05). Top ALEC Official Is Behind Conspiracy Theory-Fueled Arizona Ballot Audit. truthout.org The public face of the preposterous Maricopa County ballot audit is Republican Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann — who also serves as the second-highest ranking board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the country's pre-eminent pay-to-play corporate lobbying group. | The audit, which has now earned the nickname "

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). SouthFront's UFOs Over White House And New Arms Race. southfront.org A declassified image of SouthFront's UFO strike team over Washington | After years of speculations over the alleged encounters between US aircraft and UFOs, the US government seems to be found a useful employment of this phenomena. Now, MSM claims that the upcoming US government report on the issue will include a version that Russians or Chinese may have been behind these 'UFO incidents'. | In light of the anti-Russian hysteria, which has become a permanent factor of the US internal politics and media landscape regardless vagu…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). PKK Gunmen Attack Positions Of Iraqi Peshmerga. Multiple Casualties Reported (Videos). southfront.org A screenshot from the video | Heavy clashes have erupted between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Iraqi Peshmerga, an armed force of the Iraqi Autonomous Kurdistan Region, after PKK gunmen attacked Peshmerga positions in the Mount Matin district of Dohuk province. | According to reports at least 5 Peshmerga fighters were killed and 8 others were injured in the incident. Peshmerga forces were reportedly working to remove IEDs in the area, which the PKK seeks to keep under its influence. | Following the incident,…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). 'Totally By Accident': New Monument Of Alexander III Of Russia Appears To Be Marked By Star Of David. southfront.org On June 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the unveiling of a monument to Emperor Alexander III in…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). Never-Ending Horror Of Globalists. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | DEAR FRIENDS, | : | SouthFront continues its work despite all the attempts of globalists and their agents to suppress our endeavor. | An unprecedented censorship campaign against our team has been ongoing for months. However, thanks to restless work of SouthFront team members and your regular support, we are able to fight back. | Fairy tales circulated by MSM, the Sate Department and other globalist entities about SouthFront are a solid proof that our work makes difference. So, the horror story…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). Government Forces Fight Back ISIS Attacks In Central Syria. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | Over the past 24 hours, the Syrian Army and its allies have engaged in a series of encounters with ISIS terrorists in the central part of Syria. | In particular, pro-ISIS sources claim that ISIS militants ambushed a vehicle of Iranian-backed fighters in the countryside of Palmyra killing 2 of them. | Separately, ISIS reportedly carried out a series of IED attacks on government forces near the towns of al-Samiyah and al-Sukhnah. Anti-government sources claim that at least two officers — a li…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). SouthFront Is Calling For Volunteer Voiceover Artists. southfront.org Illustrative image | Take your chance! Join SouthFront Team | SouthFront: Analysis&Intelligence unites volunteers and specialists from all over the world and you can be the next to join our ranks. | We are looking for English language voiceover artists of any age, gender or nationality. If you have a wide experience or you wish to improve your skills join our team. | SouthFront is committed to the freedom of speech and the principles of independence, valuableness of different but confident points of views. Our…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-05). Video Shows Moment Of Explosion At Tondguyan Refinery In Iran. southfront.org A screenshot from the video | On June 2, a huge fire broke out at Tondguyan Refinery — an oil refinery in the southern part of the Iranian capital Tehran. | According to Iranian media, the incident led to the temporary suspension of operations at the facility, but there were no casualties. | The official version of Iranian authorities regarding the incident is that it was caused by "a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the facility" that "sparked the fire". | Shaker Khafaii, head of the Tehran Oil Refining Co, w…

Georgina Andrews (2021-06-05). Workers worldwide block Israeli ships in solidarity. challenge-magazine.org Following apartheid Israel's massacre in the besieged Gaza strip last month, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions and all other notable Palestinian trade unions have urged fellow workers around the world to refuse to handle Israeli goods and build Israeli weapons. Dock workers in Livorno and South Africa took heed of this call last

John Zarocostas (2021-06-05). [World Report] Aid agencies escalate Gaza relief effort. thelancet.com After an 11-day conflict, the world now focuses on humanitarian emergency needs and accountability. John Zarocostas reports.

Waging Nonviolence (2021-06-05). 'When they take 100 trees, we plant 4,000' — a conversation with Mubarak Awad on nonviolence in Palestine. juancole.com By Nonviolence Radio Team | ( Waging Nonviolence ) — Subscribe to "Nonviolence Radio" on Apple Podcasts, Android, Spotify or via RSS. This week, Nonviolence Radio hosts Mubarak Awad, founder of the National Youth Advocate Program, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to "at risk" youth and their families. He is also the founder …

Angela (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/5: From the Bay to Palestine: Rise Up for Liberation. indybay.org San Leandro Marina | 1253 Marina Blvd, San Leandro, CA…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/5: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street, Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-06-05). Friday 6/4: Protest: Free Palestine. indybay.org MLK Plaza | 2 E Oak St, Stockton, CA…

Angela (2021-06-05). Friday 6/4: Palestine 101 & Naksa Community Teach-In. indybay.org 1331 S Nutwood St, Anaheim, CA…

Editor2 (2021-06-05). Is LASA Against Cuba? orinocotribune.com By Ernesto Estévez Rams — May 30, 2021 | I have read a Latin American Studies Association 2021 (LASA) statement that singles out Cuba on the basis of a certain "concern" about "the treatment of academics, intellectuals and artists in Cuba." I want to make clear my personal position on this matter. The treatment received by the vast majority of academics, artists and intellectuals in Cuba is one of support from society and the state, including, in the midst of the crisis caused by the pandemic, not only the rights that all Cubans enjoy to healthcare and first-class medical care, but also a system of economic…

Answer Coalition (2021-06-05). Block The Boat Picket Stops Israeli Apartheid Profiteer Ship from Unloading in Port of Oakland. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-05). Sudanese protesters mark second anniversary of army massacre, demand justice. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of protesters were seen carrying the national flag and banners as they marched across the capital Khartoum to the cabinet building and the public prosecutor's office…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Pandemic provokes wave of bus workers strikes across Brazil. wsws.org Over the past year, bus workers have carried out 238 strikes, protests and demonstrations, disrupting 88 transportation systems across Brazil.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Australia's billionaires boost wealth at workers' expense during pandemic. wsws.org The combined fortunes of Australia's richest 200 people increased by a staggering $55.6 billion in less than 12 months.

No Nukes Action (2021-06-05). 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…

John Feffer (2021-06-05). Even With Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel, We Mustn't Be Complacent. zcomm.org Interview on how a unified pandemic response could repair and restore social movements and compacts in helping to reshape the national and global economy…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Los Angeles-area parents denounce union-backed drive to fully reopen schools. wsws.org While the Los Angeles school district and teachers union intensify their drive to bring children back into unsafe classrooms, opposition continues to mount among teachers, parents and students throughout the county.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-05). Europe without neutrals: NATO lures Ireland into global military network. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Europe without neutrals: NATO lures Ireland into global military networkRick Rozoff See also: Europe without neutrals: NATO and Austria Europe without neutrals: Switzerland provides combat aircraft for NATO exercise On June 1 the Irish Times disclosed that Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs recently recommended to the nation's Commission on Defence that Ireland expand military integration with NATO …

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019. popularresistance.org Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico's electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.

WSWS (2021-06-05). IYSSE spokesperson files formal complaint against Humboldt University president Sabine Kunst. wsws.org "Ms. Kunst has time and time again systematically covered up Baberowski's verbal and physical attacks on students, and suppressed necessary criticism of the right-wing extremist professor."

Jim Hightower (2021-06-05). Banking that serves people, not bankers. nationofchange.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-06-05). AFRICOM Military's Exercise. popularresistance.org Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat "irregular migration" and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests…

_____ (2021-06-05). How Workers Are Fighting For Better Amid Reopening. popularresistance.org Above Photo: Aaron Thomas / Unsplash Toxic Kitchens As hospitality reopens across Britain, many workers are facing abysmal conditions amid staff shortages — but now they're fighting back by joining trade unions. In my twenty-year career in the hospitality sector, I have never experienced such a demanding week as the one that started on 17 …

Georgina Andrews (2021-06-05). Charges brought against the murderers of Dea-John Reid. challenge-magazine.org On Monday (31 April 2021) at 07: 30pm, Dea-John Reid, 14, was found with a stab wound on College Road in Birmingham. Police in the area have said that Dea-John died from a stab wound to the chest area. The stabbing appeared to take place following a racially-charged fight outside a McDonalds where the local police

Michael Welch (2021-06-05). Doctors vs Health Authorities. Clinically Proven Drugs vs the Jab. Who will Prevail? globalresearch.ca "When doctors treat patients early who are over age 50 with medical problems, with a sequence multi-drug approach, the available drugs, 4 to 6 drugs that are available to them now that monoclonal antibodies are better, there's an 85% …

_____ (2021-06-05). We Hug the Trees Because the Trees Have No Voice. popularresistance.org This newsletter contains a Red Alert from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research on the environmental catastrophe that befalls us. Several key scientists have contributed to it. It can be read below and downloaded as a PDF print out here; we hope that you will circulate it widely.

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Day of Action June 8 to support the American Dream and Promise Act. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Legalization for All Network. | On June 8th, the Legalization for All (L4A) Network is calling for a national action urging the Senate to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, or the American Promise Act. | American Promise Act would permanently legalize people with DACA, TPS and DED. It passed the U.S. House in March 2021 and is currently sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety. The American Promise Act needs to pass the subcommittee, then the committee, before going on…

William Manson (2021-06-05). A Nation of "Thespians" dissidentvoice.org In late 6th century Athens (BCE), it was all the rage. Introduced by Thespis, "play-acting" quickly attained widespread popularity among Athenians who, like most people, were looking for diverting forms of entertainment to fill the evening hours. On one such evening the aged patriarch Solon, celebrated lawmaker and civic founder, was persuaded to attend a performance. His reaction?: …

WSWS (2021-06-05). Manufacturer of device used in Flint, Michigan bone lead tests declares it unfit for use on humans. wsws.org Flint's population, poisoned with lead in water seven years ago, is once again being victimized by "voluntarily" subjecting themselves to a radiation-emitting bone scan.

WSWS (2021-06-05). We Tamil Party tries to divide Indian auto workers along ethnic lines. wsws.org Amid mass protests demanding a social-distancing policy in Indian auto factories, the We Tamil party is suddenly expressing concern for ethnic Tamil workers.

Jackie Fox (2021-06-05). Cam Girls Wanted. realprogressives.org Cam sites eat up a lot of the money their performers make in fees. So, it's not perfect, but it is changing the industry one camgirl at a time…

WSWS (2021-06-05). A call to all workers to support the New River Valley Volvo workers' struggle! wsws.org It is workers' duty to intervene in this struggle on behalf of their own interests.

WSWS (2021-06-05). The 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's album What's Going On. wsws.org One of the most thought-provoking and socially conscious popular music albums of the 20th century, it continues to resonate today.

Andrew Emett (2021-06-05). Florida cop charged with DUI in marked patrol car. nationofchange.org "We are emergency suspending him."

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Minnesota protest draws attention to the role of the military in climate change. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Twelve activists with the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) held banners that said "Climate Justice Now", "Military Bases Pollute Communities" and "The U.S. Military #1 Polluter" over Highway 62 in south Minneapolis, June 3, outside of an military base during rush hour. The CJC was founded in February 2020 to pressure the federal government to decrease its carbon footprint.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Crowd Justice campaign for David O'Sullivan meets initial £10,000 target. wsws.org O'Sullivan posted a thank you message to supporters, "The issues raised in my campaign are universal ones facing working people all over the world."

_____ (2021-06-05). The Aimless Empire. popularresistance.org It is occasionally said that the military runs U.S. foreign policy. One gets the point, a grim point, but this is not so, either. The Pentagon has no vision of where this nation is heading or why. Its only policy is to find things to do that justify its bloated bureaucracy and budget. That is not policy; it is something closer to theft.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Los Angeles Times promotes right-wing parents' group that advocates lifting of mask mandates for students. wsws.org The fringe right-wing parents' group, whose members have close ties to charter schools, has established a non-profit to lobby for an even more aggressive opening of schools this fall.

Karl Grossman (2021-06-05). Nasa's second nuclear vision. nationofchange.org Is America's future in space nuclear?>

_____ (2021-06-05). Union Painters Are Primed For A 'Summer Of Chaos'. popularresistance.org At 5: 45 a.m. Friday, May 21, painters started assembling outside under-reconstruction Madison High School in Northeast Portland, and picked up picket signs instead of paint sprayers. For the first time in over 40 years, members of Painters Local 10 were on strike. On the picket line were the 21 members scheduled to work there that day plus others who came to back them up. Painters District Council 5 field rep Scott Oldham says at first there was fear, not knowing what to expect. But when other union trades started to arrive in twos and threes, the mood shifted.

Pacifica Fightback (2021-06-05). 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.

Angela (2021-06-05). Friday 6/4: Block the Boat Mobilization. indybay.org Middle Harbor Shoreline Park | 2777 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA…

Leon Kunstenaar, AROC event notice (2021-06-05). Protesters Prevent Unloading of Israeli Ship. indybay.org Attempting to avoid protesters, ZIM freighter hung out off California coasts for two weeks, only to be prevented from unloading in Oakland.

Women's League for Peace, Freedom (2021-06-05). 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…

S.J. Chicano Moratorium Resistancence Council (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/5: Fallon statue stand off. indybay.org FALLON STATUE | WEST ST. JOHN AND JULIAN STREETS CORNER | SAN JOSE, CALIF.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-05). Friday 6/4: We Blocked the Boat in Oakland! Mobilize AGAIN 4pm. indybay.org Port of Oakland | Middle Harbor Shoreline Park | 2777 Middle Harbor Rd…

queer autonomy (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/26: Queer Picnic and Visibility – Dolores Park. indybay.org Dolores Park | SF, CA…

David Giesen (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/5: SF social movements: a real estate interpretation. indybay.org zoom.us/j/99497478992?pwd=TGkyaTdwVXhqcG… | Meeting ID: 994 9747 8992 | Passcode: u0Za49…

DXE (2021-06-05). Tuesday 6/8: Solidarity Action: A Wake for the Whales. indybay.org Crissy Field East Beach, across from the Crissy Beach parking lot, near the intersection of Juass and Javowitz St., San Francisco, Calif.

DXE (2021-06-05). Sunday 6/20: June Vegan Popup! indybay.org Unity Park in Richmond…

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-05). Monday 6/7: End U.S. Poverty! Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction 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…

SMC Coalition for Accountability (2021-06-05). Saturday 6/12: Rally/March: Demand Law Enforcement Accountability in San Mateo County. indybay.org Rally Starts at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City in the Old Courthouse Plaza across from the historic Fox Theater…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-05). Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines. indybay.org Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-05). Victory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland. indybay.org In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM…

DXE (2021-06-05). Wednesday 6/23: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

WSWS (2021-06-05). 500 jobs threatened by closure of McVitie's factory in Glasgow, Scotland. wsws.org McVitie's worker Sharon Henratty told the press, "They've got an absolute cheek to say they've to shut it. We were essential workers and now we're un-essential."

Margaret McCartney (2021-06-05). [Perspectives] A sudden glittering. thelancet.com I got to know Andrew O'Hagan's writing through the London Review of Books. He is a writer who often starts from a position of a proper kind of disinterest, able to disconcert us and make us reassess our presumed certainties. In his short novel Mayflies, O'Hagan tells us about friendship, music, cancer, and euthanasia.

Jane Speight, Norbert Hermanns, Dominic Ehrmann, PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care. thelancet.com We commend the Lancet Commission on diabetes1 but the section on comorbidities and mental health is limited to psychiatric comorbidities. Mental wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental disorders.2 Diabetes-specific distress is the negative emotional impact of living with and managing diabetes, a sign of coping difficulties. Diabetes-specific distress is very common, affecting around a third of people with diabetes.3 We suggest that ignoring diabetes-specific distress contributes to the suboptimal outcomes highlighted by the Commission.

Charidimos Tsagkas, Silke Schà§fer, Annette Baumgartner, Jannis Màºller, Tim Sinnecker, Matthias Mehling, Jan Gerrit van der Stouwe, Susan Felder, Anneza Panagiotou, Eliska Potlukova, Bettina Winzeler, Marleen Carina Scholz, Katharina Timper, Kristine Blackham, Christian H Nickel, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Roland Bingisser, Philippe Lyrer, Ludwig Kappos, àñzgàºr Yaldizli (2021-06-05). [Clinical Picture] Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and hypothalamic hypocortisolism in neuromyelitis optica. thelancet.com A 35-year-old woman presented to our emergency room with a 3-day history of dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. The patient said she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour 2 years earlier; at that time, she reported having diplopia as well as dizziness and fatigue. A stereotactic tumour biopsy was considered, but not done because she made a full recovery with high-dose steroid treatment.

Bruce Campbell, Art Sedrakyan (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Patient involvement in regulation: an unvalued imperative. thelancet.com There is now an imperative for medical regulators to involve patients and the public across the range of their work, in the same way as it has become accepted practice to involve patients in decisions about their medical care, as part of mainstream existentialist philosophy.1 However, patient involvement remains largely unvalued for its influence on decision making about approval of medicines and medical devices, or their withdrawal from use because of safety signals. Regulatory agencies worldwide are grappling with the range and complexity of ways in which patients and the public might be involved in regulation,…

Richard Lane (2021-06-05). [Perspectives] Mary Gospodarowicz: focused on oncology's unfinished agenda. thelancet.com Marie Curie once said: "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done", and these words have been at the heart of Mary Gospodarowicz's approach to her career in oncology during the past four decades. Gospodarowicz is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Most of her career has been based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, including her role as its medical director from 2005 until 2020.

Julia K Gundersen, Ela Chakkarapani, Sally Jary, David A Menassa, Emma Scull-Brown, Adam Frymoyer, Lars Wallà∏e, Marianne Thoresen (2021-06-05). Morphine and fentanyl exposure during therapeutic hypothermia does not impair neurodevelopment. thelancet.com Higher cumulative opioid doses in TH-treated infants with HIE was not associated with worse Bayley-3 scores at 18—24 months of age.

Andrew Green (2021-06-05). [Obituary] Mary Jeanne Kreek. thelancet.com Physician and pioneer of pharmacological treatment for opioid dependence. Born on Feb 9, 1937, in Washington, DC, USA, she died on March 27, 2021, in New York, NY, USA, aged 84 years.

Sonia Santoro (2021-06-05). Argentina — Señales. globalizacion.ca En vísperas del sexto aniversario de #Niunamenos, conocimos la noticia del fallo de un juez de Santa Fe que dejó en libertad a un hombre acusado de abuso sexual, con la excusa de que no le parece "lógico" que el…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-06-05). Cuba — Muchas formas de ser Raúl. globalizacion.ca La Revolución se hará con las mujeres o no se hará. Son ellas las que crean los canales de financiamiento, las que montan las casas de seguridad, las que organizan las redes que sostienen a la guerrilla en la Sierra…

Carlos Cisneros (2021-06-05). Netflix, Nerón y la catástrofe de Macri. globalizacion.ca Me atrevo a pensar que el Ceo de Netflix y hasta sus mismísimos fundadores habrán sentido como un incómodo orgullo en su base de Los Angeles al enterearse de que un jefe de Estado, el expresidente Mauricio Macri, plantaba sus…

Juan Torres López (2021-06-05). Una agenda inédita en el G7 que acaba con cuarenta años de mentiras. globalizacion.ca Desde los años ochenta del siglo pasado, cuando comenzaron a liberalizarse los movimientos de capital y a crearse espacios prácticamente libres de impuestos, los paraísos fiscales que permiten eludirlos a las grandes empresas multinacionales, multitud de economistas críticos, activistas y…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 (2021-06-05). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Dealing with an overactive bladder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and a mom of twins, and it seems that I recently developed what must be an overactive bladder. It hinders my daily activities and makes me feel embarrassed, as I often must excuse myself abruptly. I wake up multiple times at night, too. Sometimes I also seem to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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 …

WSWS (2021-06-04). As Colombia's right-wing government mounts savage repression, Canada criticizes "violence" of impoverished protesters. wsws.org In a cynical statement, Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau managed to avoid mentioning Duque and his far-right government, never mind the heavily armed paramilitary police force that has used US- and Canadian-made weaponry to terrorize protesters.

priscilla (2021-06-04). Organizing Call for Colombia. dsausa.org RSVP Here On May 14, DSA held a panel with Colombian frontline activists confronting state violence in the Cali and Cauca, to hear about the actors on the ground and analysis of the struggle ahead. As the state violence and killings continue, many of us ask how we can stand in solidarity with Colombia. On…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Mexico City Records 251 Complaints of Electoral Crimes. telesurenglish.net In Mexico City, the Office of the Attorney General reported 251 complaints about electoral crimes connected to gender-based political violence, vote-buying, and misuse of public goods ahead of the June 6 elections. | RELATED: | "We will not be complacent, nor will we ignore the buying of vot…

Vijay Prashad — Zoe Alexandra (2021-06-04). Peace in Colombia Should Mean Land Reform and an End to Hunger. counterpunch.org Since the end of April, Colombia's streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and the peasantry and triedto suffocate any advancement of the Havana peace accords of 2016. Discontent led to street protests, which were repressed harshly by the government. These protests, Rodrigo Granda of Colombia's Comunes party told us in an interview, "are defined by the wide participation of youth, women, artists, religious people, the Indigenous, Afro-Colombians, unions and organizations from neighborhoods of the po…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Over 24 Million Peruvians To Elect President on Sunday. telesurenglish.net Over 24 million Peruvians are called to head to the polls on Sunday's runoff election to elect the Andean nation's president for the 2021-2026 period. | RELATED: | The polling stations will be open from 07: 00 and 19: 00. The voting process will be conducted in a staggered manner according to identity card numbers to avoid crowds and protect the elderly population. | In the case of Peruvians living abroad, the National Office of Electoral Process…

Alan MacLeod (2021-06-04). Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown on Protesters. globalresearch.ca Photos circulating on …

WSWS (2021-06-04). The global wave of miners strikes and the case for the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org From the nickel mines of Northern Ontario and the coalfields of Alabama to the Atacama desert in Chile and the jungles of Colombia, miners of every race and nationality are engaged in an international strike wave against the world's most powerful transnational mining corporations.

Eds. (2021-06-04). Understanding Peru's elections from the Peasant Patrols to Fujimorism. mronline.org 500 years of colonial history, 200 years of life as a republic, and 40 years of experience of the rural and urban peasant patrols movement, to understand a subject and a process that come from afar. | June 4, 2021…

Staff (2021-06-04). Diosdado Cabello: Leopoldo López Wanted to Bribe 8 Soldiers Rescued from Colombian Paramilitaries. orinocotribune.com First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, announced this Wednesday, June 2, that the fugitive from Venezuelan law, Leopoldo López, tried to negotiate for the release of eight Venezuelan soldiers kidnapped by Colombian paramilitary gangs during a confrontation in Apure state on April 23, so that they would be handed over to the opposition. | "These comrades (the eight soldiers) were rescued, and today they are with their family," said Cabello during his television program Con el Mazo Dando. "How that has hurt the right wing, how it has burned them that those boys are…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Bigio: Fujimori's Electoral Campaign Is the Dirtiest In History. telesurenglish.net With only a few days left for the second round of Peru's presidential elections, the candidates of Peru Libre and Fuerza Popular, Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, respectively, have closed their electoral campaigns this Friday, and Peruvians have to choose the next president of the country on June 6. | RELATED: | In an interview granted this Friday to HispanTV, international affairs analyst Isaac Bigio commented on the electoral proces…

Staff (2021-06-04). Headlines for June 4, 2021. democracynow.org Activists Call U.S. Plan to Ship 25 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Abroad "Deeply Insufficient", WHO Warns of Surging COVID-19 Cases in Africa as Vaccine Shipments Come to "Near Halt", Chinese Authorities Ban Hong Kong Vigil Commemorating Tiananmen Massacre, Arrest Organizer, Peruvian Presidential Runoff Pits Ex-Dictator's Daughter Against Socialist School Teacher, 89 Politicians Killed in Run-up to Mexican Midterm Elections, Lawyers for Guantánamo Prisoner Challenge Judge's Order Permitting Use of Info Obtained by Torture, Watchdog Says Pentagon Grossly Misrepresented Civilian Casualties from U.S. Military, U.N. Sa…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Judge Suspends Use of Venom Against Colombians in Popayan City. telesurenglish.net In Popayan City, Judge Jenny Cuetia ordered the National Police to immediately suspend the "Venom," an automatic projectile launcher that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) uses to fire electric stun shells and 37mm gas cartridges. | RELATED: | This order came in response to a protective action filed by Andres Niño and Carlos Amaya, who asked the judge to guarantee the fundamental rights of citizens who are victims of State terrorism in C…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Over 24 Million Peruvians To Elect President on June 6. telesurenglish.net Over 24 million Peruvians are called to head to the polls on Sunday's runoff election to elect the Andean nation's president for the 2021-2026 period. | RELATED: | The polling stations will be open from 07: 00 and 19: 00. The voting process will be conducted in a staggered manner according to identity card numbers to avoid crowds and protect the elderly population. | In the case of Peruvians living abroad, the National Office of Electoral Process…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Colombians To Set A National Popular Assembly To End Crisis. telesurenglish.net Colombia's social movements will install a "National Popular Assembly" in Bogota on June 6, 7, and 8 to put pressure on President Ivan Duque to respond to the people's demands after several failed dialogue attempts. | RELATED: | The Assembly will propose to extend nationwide protests to overthrow the Duque administration and its neoliberal policies, legitimize peaceful protests, promote new road blockades, and put an end to polic…

WSWS (2021-06-04). Trade unions work to "de-escalate" protests in Colombia. wsws.org While working hand in glove with the discredited unions, whose "de-escalation" only serves to isolate the protests, the ruling class and US imperialism are escalating repression.

teleSUR (2021-06-04). US To Send Millions Of COVID-19 Doses To LATAM and the Caribbean. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he plans to send the first tranche of approximately six million COVID-19 doses for South and Central America in the upcoming days. | RELATED: | The White House informed the doses will be donated to Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, and countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). | "Biden's a…

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-06-04). øPor qué son encarnizadas las elecciones intermedias en México? globalizacion.ca Una información del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) de México de que tres mil abogados litigarán los resultados de los comicios intermedios del próximo domingo, llama la atención dentro y fuera del país. No es usual ese tipo de información, aunque…

Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga (2021-06-04). México, Latinoamérica y el Caribe: Una agenda para una asociación económica estratégica. globalizacion.ca México es cercano a los países latinoamericanos y caribeños por cultura e historia, pero también por la importancia económica que reviste la región. | En 2019, México exportó más de 22,900 millones de dólares (mdd) a la región, monto similar al…

Dawn Paley (2021-06-04). AMLO Has Been a Disappointment to the World—for Mexico, He's Been Far Worse. thenation.com AMLO Has Been a Disappointment to the World—for Mexico, He's Been Far Worse…

Staff (2021-06-04). Former Deputy Guaidó Wants to Negotiate with President Maduro in Mexico or Norway. orinocotribune.com Former deputy Juan Guaidó said this Wednesday, June 2, that they are evaluating the possibility of Mexico being the headquarters of negotiations with the Government of Venezuela chaired by President Nicolás Maduro. | "We are evaluating Mexico, Norway, and some other countries that can independently, impartially, and respectfully host a possible negotiation," said the self-proclaimed "interim president" in an interview for the Mexican Reforma website. | The interview caused an uproar in Mexico because it was published just a few days before the country's mega-elections, and was used again to sow fear of communism,…

Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd (2021-06-04). Schumer's Anti-China Bill Sacrifices Climate for Empire. counterpunch.org Despite an existential climate crisis, Senator Chuck Schumer's $250-billion "United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021" takes aim at China as the most pressing national security threat. In a Cold War declaration, the New York Democrat's proposed legislation reads like the last gasp of a dying empire, a plea from a panicked superpower losing

RobertAlvarez (2021-06-04). Four Things to Know About Israel's New 'Change Coalition'. ips-dc.org In Israel's parliament, the Knesset, a broad but shaky new "change coalition" claims it's ready to finally oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the right-wing Likud leader who's held the office for the last 12 years. | If approved, the new coalition would anoint as prime minister Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally who supports settlement expansion and annexation of much of the West Bank, and who is significantly further to the right than Netanyahu himself. In theory, if it stays in power for two years, the more centrist Yair Lapid would then take over as prime minister. But that's a big "if" [mdas…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-04). CNE Sends Invitations to International Observers & Supervises Electoral Registry (21N Regional Elections). orinocotribune.com This Thursday, June 3, Venezuela's Electoral Power, the National Electoral Council (CNE), confirmed that it has already sent the first invitations to summon international observers who will participate in the regional and local elections to be held on November 21 of this year. | In this regard, the president of the electoral body, Pedro Calzadilla, reported that when the assistance of international companions is confirmed it will be announced to the public in a timely manner. | "Part of the calendar, as always, includes international colleagues," said the rector. "We have already sent the invitations and it is an…

Bettina Marshall (2021-06-04). Chief Financial Officer. peoplesaction.org People's Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People's Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections. …

Laura Wells (2021-06-04). 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.

Lindsay A. Thompson, Matthew J. Gurka, Stephanie L. Filipp, Desmond A. Schatz, Rebeccah E. Mercado, David A. Ostrov, Mark A. Atkinson, Sonja A. Rasmussen (2021-06-04). [Research Paper] The influence of selection bias on identifying an association between allergy medication use and SARS-CoV-2 infection. thelancet.com Diphenhydramine use was associated with more SARS-CoV-2 testing and subsequent higher odds for negative tests. While EHR-based observational studies can inform a need for interventional trials, this study revealed limitations of EHR data. The finding that diphenhydramine documentation conferred a higher odds of testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 must be interpreted with caution due to probable selection bias.Abbreviations: SARS-CoV-2, ACE2, COVID-19, EHR…

The Conversation (2021-06-04). The more it Changes . . . What can we Expect from the new Unity Coalition Government in Israel? juancole.com By John Strawson | — Israeli politics are entering a new chapter. After inconclusive elections in March, a politically diverse coalition has formed to end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 years as prime minister. The eight-party coalition is led by right-winger Naftali Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid. The two will take turns as prime minister, with Bennett …

Mark Muhich (2021-06-04). The Geneva Summit: Biden and Putin Need to Pull Back From the Nuclear Brink. counterpunch.org When Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, relations between their countries will be the most fraught since the Cold War ended 30 years ago. Recent Russian provocations — the hacking of sensitive U.S. government and corporate computers, meddling in the last two U.S. presidential elections,

Editorial Team (2021-06-04). Gary Smith elected General Secretary of GMB. challenge-magazine.org Gary Smith has been elected General Secretary of the GMB Union with a resounding 50.18% of the vote, in a three-horse race (3 June 2021). This election happened against the backdrop of the former General Secretary Tim Roach being allowed to retire on full pension after allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

Mark Fiore (2021-06-04). Screen Shot 2021-06-03 at 9.17.41 AM.png. progressive.org If you can't win a majority of the votes, just undermine that majority by making it harder for minorities to vote.

John Feffer (2021-06-04). Democracy on the Precipice? counterpunch.org Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, snatches a dissident from midair. Military strongman Assimi Goita launches another coup in Mali. Benjamin Netanyahu escalates a military conflict to save his own political skin in Israel. In the United States, the Republican Party launches a full-court press to suppress the vote. Authoritarianism, like war, makes headlines. It's hard

Juan Cole (2021-06-04). Israel's Netanyahu pledges to destroy President Biden's Iran, Settlements Policies if he Can Survive. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Outgoing Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu lost his chance to form a government as the deadline ran out on Thursday, but he swung into action in an attempt to stop his rivals from forming one, either. A successful prime minister would have to be able pass a confidence vote in …

Jake Johnston (2021-06-04). How the International Community is Supporting an Illegal Power Grab in Haiti. counterpunch.org "New Constitution: We Will Vote." The billboards are plastered across Port-au-Prince and throughout the country, as the government launches an all-out push ahead of a referendum planned for next month. The government is holding televised "debates," printing ballots, lobbying international organizations, and apparently laying the groundwork for what it claims is a necessary effort to

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Facebook Bans Trump for Two Years Over Public Safety Risk. telesurenglish.net Facebook announced on Friday it had banned the account of U.S. former President Donald Trump for two years, following an inquiry by its Oversight Board into the Capitol riots, on January 6, 2021, ahead of Joe Biden's inaugurations. | RELATED: | "Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump's suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available…

_____ (2021-06-04). Julian Assange's Father And Brother Announce US Tour. popularresistance.org The father and brother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are planning a nationwide tour of the United States next month to advocate for the release of the detained journalist and for the Biden administration to drop its extradition effort—and to highlight the broader implications that his prosecution has for global press freedom. | John and Gabriel Shipton, Assange's father and brother, will kick off the #HomeRun4Julian tour in Miami on June 6, then travel to over a dozen U.S. cities for the rest of the month, wrapping up in Washington, D.C. in July. Some events will be live-streamed, and the pair plans t…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-06-04). Biden's Phony Fiscal Policy: Cuts Corp Taxes & Infrastructure Spending. globalresearch.ca I don't often …

Jack Rasmus (2021-06-04). Biden Capitulates: Cuts Corp Taxes & Further Cuts Infrastructure Spending. zcomm.org Biden and Dems once again clearly and prematurely are willing to capitulate to McConnell and corporate interests. Then again, maybe the capitulation was all planned to get to this place months ago…

Staff (2021-06-04). Sunrise Movement Calls on Biden to Stop Compromising With Republicans on Climate. truthout.org As President Joe Biden looks to cut an Varshini Prakash, Sunrise…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-06-04). Roaming Charges: Trumpism With a Human(oid) Face. counterpunch.org As an orator, Biden has never been known for his clarity. This can often seem like an endearing quirk of his perpetually twisted-tongue. But it's also strategic. It serves him to be opaque about where he really stands on policies, from the US role in Afghanistan to student debt relief. But there are a few occasions when Biden is crystal clear and direct, when you can take his words to the bank and cash them in. Let us go back, then, to the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, whose Bemelmans Bar is now bereft of the squeaks and honks of Woody Allen's clarinet. During the heat of the 2019 primary campaign, Biden huddled wi…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-04). Biden to Confront Putin with Human Rights Issue. globalresearch.ca The American media …

Staff (2021-06-04). U.S. Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis. democracynow.org The Biden administration on Thursday announced that the U.S. will donate 25 million surplus doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, pledging to donate a total of 80 million doses by July. Economist Jeffrey Sachs says rich countries have enough production capacity to speed up vaccine distribution and immunize the whole world within the next year. "There's massive supply, but there's no plan for allocation," he says. We also speak with South African health justice activist Fatima Hassan, who says the global vaccine imbalance comes down to political will. "Even now countries are still sitting around a ta…

Shane Burley (2021-06-04). The Fight Against Fascism Isn't Over. zcomm.org Interview on the state of fascism in the Biden era, mutual aid and building movements during an era of collapse…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-04). Two Iranian Ships, One Loaded With Fast Missile Craft Sailing Toward The Atlantic. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Two Iranian navy ships heading to the Americas are expected to soon enter the Atlantic Ocean, posing an alleged problem for the Biden Administration, Days earlier,

Lindsay Koshgarian (2021-06-04). Biden's Unconscionable Military Budget. counterpunch.org The Biden administration recently released its final budget proposal for fiscal year 2022. There are some good things in the budget. It rightly calls for major increases in domestic investment, especially for green infrastructure jobs and programs to support families, and funds them with taxes on corporations and the wealthy. But at the same time,

The Associated Press (2021-06-04). US Taps Groups to Pick Asylum-Seekers to Allow Into Country. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people from seeking asylum.

Tomdispatch (2021-06-04). Lest we Forget: Trump's and Billionaires' Covid Profiteering, Debasing Science and Death on the scale of the Civil War. juancole.com By Nina Burleigh | — ( 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, …

Emir Sader (2021-06-04). Bolsonaro terminará como Trump. globalizacion.ca Bolsonaro se inspiró en Donald Trump, sus discursos y su forma de hacer política. Negacionista, cuestionador de la política tradicional, centralizador, agresivo con los medios, con sus opositores y con el Poder Judicial. | Empezó bien, pasando de francotirador a presidente…

Henry Giroux (2021-06-04). America's Nazi Problem and the End of Policing. counterpunch.org The Black Lives Matter movement has made clear that America is reproducing alarming echoes of the past. It has exposed the mobilizing passions and ideological discourses of fascism evident in Trumpland. At a different time in history, Cedric Robinson identified this American form of fascist politics as racial capitalism. [3] According to Robinson, America had its own home-grown version of fascism, which did not simply emulate the fascist European movements of the 1920s but reached back to the era of Jim Crow and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States.[4] Fascism was no longer viewed as simply an import…

_____ (2021-06-04). White People's Stake In Ending The White Republic. popularresistance.org Wing describes this multiracial base: "We need to build the independent strength of the most determined racial, social, climate, and economic justice constituencies — those that understand that inequality, war, and environmental destruction are rooted in capitalism and that the corporate class is an unstable opponent of racism and authoritarianism."

Rainer Shea (2021-06-04). In a Conflict-Ridden Near Future America, all Dissenters will be Treated as Enemy Combatants. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 1, 2021 | Those of us who are part of the movement for anti-colonial proletarian revolution within the U.S. are going to have to approach the coming generation through a lens of insurgency vs counterinsurgency. This need for us to embrace this kind of siege mentality comes not from some adventurist fantasy, but from the fact that the state is coming at us in a way which prompts such a mentality. | Importing the foreign counterinsurgency tactics of occupation warfare & psychological operations | To understand what I mean, just look at the ways the U.S. national security state has already…

teleSUR (2021-06-04). Violence in Northwestern Nigeria Is Causing Humanitarian Crisis. telesurenglish.net Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Friday warned that violence between herders and farmers in Nigeria's Zamfara state is displacing thousands of people to areas where food and shelter are scarce. | RELATED: | "Our teams in Zamfara have seen an alarming increase in preventable diseases associated with lack of food, clean water, shelter, and vaccinations," said Dr. Godwin Emudanohwo from a hospital in Anka. | Viol…

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-04). Washington State victories: Tax the rich, curb emissions, stop gun violence. peoplesworld.org OLYMPIA, Wash.—A capital gains tax on the state's billionaires. A "cap and trade" tax on global-warming gases. Legislation to curb police murder of African Americans and other people of color. A ban on "open carry" of firearms at street demonstrations and on the state's capitol grounds. These are only a few of the landmark bills …

_____ (2021-06-04). A People's Guide To The War Industry: Portfolio of Conflicts. popularresistance.org Without looking at military adventurism through the lens of the corporation, analysts are bound to produce error-filled studies. For example, one analyst contended in an interview on The Real News Network, "Military force is almost never going to achieve your political aims. The Americans learned this in Vietnam. They're learning it in Afghanistan. They're learning it in Syria… So [President Barack] Obama supporting the Saudis and Emiratis in Yemen is a sign really of incoherence on the part of the United States."

Rainer Shea (2021-06-04). In a Conflict-Ridden Near Future America, all Dissenters will be Treated as Enemy Combatants. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 1, 2021 | Importing the foreign counterinsurgency tactics of occupation warfare & psychological operations | To understand what I mean, just look at the ways the U.S. national security state has already brought its foreign wars home, as was The connections between American counter-insurgency and domestic politics are not just on the discursive level. In "The other side of the COIN: counterinsurgency and community policing",…

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