Daily Archives: June 7, 2021

2021-06-07: News Headlines

Robert Koehler (2021-06-07). Nukes, Lies and Invisible Murder. counterpunch.org Let's listen in for a moment to the gentle, awkward language of mass killing: The employment or threat of employment of nuclear weapons could have a significant influence on ground operations. . . . Integration of nuclear weapons into a theater of operations requires the consideration of multiple variables. Using nuclear weapons could create conditions

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Peru: Castillo Takes the Lead In Election Runoff's Vote Count. telesurenglish.net Having counted 92.82 percent of the ballots cast in Sunday's elections, Free Peru presidential candidate Pedro Castillo overtook his rival, the right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori, by securing 50.10 percent of the votes. | RELATED: | Castillo took the lead for the first time after Fujimori had tamed the voting count in Lima and other largest cities in Monday's first hours. | He gained strength as the vote count ex…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Peru: Fujimori Holds Thin Lead Over Castillo – Urban Vote. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE) reported Monday midnight that Keiko Fujimori, representing the Fuerza Popular party is leading Pedro Castillo from Peru Libre Party by a razor-thin margin. | RELATED: | The ONPE confirmed participation at 78%. The first results represented primarily the urban vote close to the ONPE installations. The electoral authorities emphasized that these results were "an advance of re…

Staff (2021-06-07). Exit Poll Shows Technical Tie in Peru: Difference Between Castillo and Fujimori 0.6%. orinocotribune.com According to the exit polls from Ipsos Peru / América TV, Keiko Fujimori has got 50.3% of the votes cast in Peru, while Pedro Castillo received 49.7%. | The pollster Ipsos published this Sunday the exit polls of the second round of the presidential elections in Peru. With a difference of 0.6% of votes, the candidate Keiko Fujimori, from Fuerza Popular, and her rival, Pedro Castillo, from Peru Libre, are in a technical tie, considering that the margin of error of the study is +/- 3 %. | "We have a statistical tie, within the margin of error, a very tight tie. There is no way to declare a winner at this moment," th…

_____ (2021-06-07). Peru: Exit Poll Shows Technical Tie. popularresistance.org The pollster Ipsos published this Sunday the exit polls of the second round of the presidential elections in Peru. With a difference of 0.6% of votes, the candidate Keiko Fujimori, from Fuerza Popular, and her rival, Pedro Castillo, from Peru Libre, are in a technical tie, considering that the margin of error of the study is +/- 3 %.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-07). Pedro Castillo Calls On Supporters to Defend Vote. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Supporters of Peru Libre march to Plaza San Martín in Lima demanding a clean and fair electoral process. Leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has called on his supporters to be vigilant and defend each vote from possible foul play as an IPSOS exit poll has indicated a technical tie. "From Tacabamba I ask…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Free Peru Candidate Castillo Advances in the Runoff Vote Count. telesurenglish.net Having counted 89.1 percent of the ballots cast on Sunday's presidential runoff, Peru's National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) informed that the Popular Force candidate Keiko Fujimori leads with 50.32 percent of the votes against 49.67 percent secured by Pedro Castillo from the Free Peru party. | RELATED: | Fujimori maintains the lead with 0.65 percentage points ahead of the leftist candidate, who received the largest ele…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-07). Mexico: Voters Hand Lopez Obrador's Party a Majority in Congress. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Photo: Twitter / @mario_delgado The preliminary count (PREP) conducted by Mexico's electoral authority gave President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's party MORENA, together with its coalition parties, control of the lower house of Congress but fell short of securing a supermajority. The estimate by the National Electoral Institute (INE) gave the coalition of MORENA,…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). MORENA Party Leads Legislative Elections in Mexico. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party is emerging as the winner of the legislative elections carried out on Sunday | RELATED: | The party led by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) is expected to obtain between 190 and 203 seats in the Lower Chamber. | The National Electoral Institute (INE) Counselor Lorenzo Cordova revealed that the preliminary voting range of MORENA goes from 34.9 to 35.8 percent, which wo…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Mexico Hopes To Reach Migration Agreements With Kamala Harris. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said his country hopes to reach immigration and border agreements after the visit of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday. | RELATED: | "We want to maintain a very good relationship with the U.S. government," AMLO said, adding that President Joe Biden "has behaved very well." | The Mexican president remarked that the main theme of the visit is the manage…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Visits Colombia. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a mission from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will start an official visit to Colombia to analyze human rights violations committed by the Military Police (ESMAD) amid nationwide protests whipping the country since April. | RELATED: | The mission will analyze denunciations of excessive use of force, forced disappearances, eye injuries, sexual and gender-based violence committed by…

Cruz Bonlarron Martínez (2021-06-07). OPINION: The Racialization of Violence in Colombia. latinorebels.com As protests grip Colombia, old wounds of structural racism have resurfaced through the criminalization of Indigenous and Black communities.

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Colombia's Police Used Bus Stations as Detention Centers. telesurenglish.net In response to a petition filed by Bogota's councilman Diego Cancino, TransMilenio confirmed that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) used its stations as centers for the detention of citizens during the National Strike. | RELATED: | TransMilenio is a rapid transit bus system that serves Bogota with raised-floor stations distributed along the main routes. According to information provided by the company's manager,…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-07). Our National Security Elite has China on the Brain: Does that really make us Safer? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel Islands that China …

Janine Jackson (2021-06-07). 'The Modis, the Trumps, the Bolsonaros come out of the wreckage of neoliberal policy'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Vijay Prashad and India, Covid and Modi. | June 7, 2021 | Interview…

John Buell (2021-06-07). Why was there such Resistance to the (correct) theory of Aerosol Transmission of Covid-19? juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Droplets or aerosols? This was the issue that gripped pandemic politics for months. The scope of the disease and the appalling number of lives at stake constituted one reason for the intensity of the conflict. Equally important was the fact that this was and remains at least …

Paul Cochrane (2021-06-07). Under Israeli Bombs: PTSD, Traumatic Sress Disorder and Flashbacks. counterpunch.org Shocking reports have been surfacing from during the bombardment and since the ceasefire over the past few weeks. A 14-year old Palestinian boy committed suicide following the death of all his family members. Eleven of the 67 Palestinian children killed in Israeli airstrikes, aged between five and 15, were participating in the Norwegian Refugee Council's "psycho-social programme aimed at helping them deal with trauma".

South Front (2021-06-07). Video: Syrian and Russian Forces Contain ISIS Terrorists Amid Fears of a Future Resurgence. globalresearch.ca The Syrian elections …

Mark Taliano (2021-06-07). Video: Syrian Presidential Elections, 2021. globalresearch.ca * | Note to …

Juan Cole (2021-06-07). Capitol Insurrection in Jerusalem? Netanyahu Calls New Government a "Fraud," calls for Massive Squatter Protests. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Bilal Daher reports at the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 that outgoing prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Likud Party bloc in the parliament or Knesset on Sunday, alleging that the multiparty coalition that was formed to unseat him is the "greatest election fraud" . . . "in the history of …

WSWS (2021-06-07). Reject the union's new plan to close Continental's Karben plant in Germany! Vote No again! wsws.org Workers at the Continental plant in Karben, Germany, are being asked to vote on a new "social contract," after having rejected an earlier contract in May. The new plan just means closing the plant in stages.

repost (2021-06-07). Pacifica bylaws comparison. indybay.org KPFA and other Pacifica members : Vote No on the current bylaws referendum. This handy chart shows why.

Anonymous103 (2021-06-07). Russia Withdrew From Open Skies Treaty. southfront.org Vladimir Putin. IMAGE: Alexey Babushkin/RIA Novosti | On May 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on denunciation of the Open Skies Treaty. | On June 2, the Federation Council (the upper house of Russia's parliament) approved the law, voting unanimously (152 votes) in favor of the accord's denunciation. On May 19, the law was unanimously adopted by the State Duma (the lower house of Russia's parliament). | Moscow had launched internal state procedures for exiting the Treaty on Open Skies in January, according to Ru…

Staff (2021-06-07). Manchin's Effort to Screw His Own Party Is So Monumental, It Shocked Fox News. truthout.org Let me see if I have this straight: The very right to vote is being fed into a meat grinder in several of the GOP-controlled states Donald Trump lost, or almost lost, in 2020. For example, it is now illegal in Georgia to bring water and snacks to people forced to wait hours in line to vote, said lines existing thanks to several other new anti-voter rules that have also been enacted… but Congress can't pass a voter protections bill. | There is an ongoing political crisis in this country over…

Staff (2021-06-07). Texas AG Says He Helped Trump Win State With His Lawsuit Against Mail-In Ballots. truthout.org Conservative Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday that, had his office not blocked Harris County from sending out mail-in ballot applications to all of its registered voters, Donald Trump would have lost the state. | Paxton

Jack Rasmus (2021-06-07). Biden Capitulates: Cuts Corp Taxes & Cuts Infrastructure Spending. counterpunch.org Reuters reported last week that Biden announced a massive shift in his fiscal policy, cutting (not raising) corporate taxes even further than had Trump, AND cutting his proposed infrastructure spending bill by hundreds of billions of dollars more following his last week's proposed spending cuts from $2.25T to $1.7T. The announcement by Biden is clearly

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-07). AFL-CIO building trades unions back Biden's full infrastructure plan. peoplesworld.org

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Russia Withdraws From the Open Skies Treaty. telesurenglish.net Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday enacted the law to withdraw his country from the Open Skies Treaty. Previously the Lower House (Duma) passed that law on May 19 and the Senate ratified it last week. | RELATED: | In 2020, the United States left this multilateral agreement, which was signed in 1992 and entered into force in 2002. In May, Washington notified Moscow that President Joe Biden's administration…

Melvin Goodman (2021-06-07). The Biden-Putin Summit: A Time of Testing. counterpunch.org Next week's summit meeting in Geneva between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will be a time of testing for both leaders. Putin has several advantages at this particular point in time. The four years of Donald Trump have weakened the political and moral authority of the United States and the U.S. presidency. Trump's pathetic handling of the pandemic and his bizarre summit meetings with Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un raised serious questions about U.S. capabilities. The U.S. retreat from the Paris climate agreement; the Iran nuclear accord; and various international venues such as the World Health Orga…

Fight Back (2021-06-07). Free Palestine rally at Michigan Capitol, marches on U.S. Representative Slotkin. fightbacknews.org Lansing, MI – 120 protesters rallied for Palestine at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. After handing out flags, signs and water, the crowd gathered on the capitol steps to hear from the organizers and to chant, "Free, free Palestine!" | The spirited crowed then took to the streets and marched through Lansing chanting, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" and "Gaza, Gaza, don't you cry, Palestine will never die!" | Many cars honked their horns in support and Black residents came out of their homes to raise a fist and cheer. A few local people even joined the march. | "Hey Biden you shoul…

WSWS (2021-06-07). Justice Department under Trump and Biden tried to seize email data of New York Times reporters. wsws.org The New York Times revealed on Friday that the US Justice Department under both the Trump and Biden administrations secretly attempted to seize the email logs of four of its journalists in violation of freedom of the press rights.

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-06-07). Biden-Moon Summit: A New Era of Washington-Seoul Alliance? globalresearch.ca President Moon Jae-in…

John Wojcik (2021-06-07). Manchin upending entire Democratic agenda. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's announcement that he opposes the For The People Act (S-1 in the Senate) all but guarantees that the sweeping voting rights bill the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have been backing is all but dead in the water now. The bill was the only chance to undo the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-07). 63 Security Officials Urged Biden To Discuss Missile Defense With Putin. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 3rd, This is likely to lead to absolutely nothing, but the semblance is important here."We urge yo…

WSWS repost (2021-06-07). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. indybay.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.

Staff (2021-06-07). Biden DOJ Says It Will No Longer Spy on New York Times Journalists. truthout.org The New York Times has revealed shocking details about an unsuccessful attempt by the Trump administration, and then the Biden administration, to secretly obtain the email logs of four reporters at the newspaper. As part of the campaign, the Biden Justice Department placed a gag order on the Times in March to prevent many at the paper from even knowing about the request until a federal court lifted it. In recent weeks the Justice Department also disclosed the Trump administration had secre…

Jason Pramas (2021-06-07). Memo to Wealthy Socialists: Don't Lie About Your Class Background. counterpunch.org The growth of the socialist left in America since the start of the Trump administration has been much remarked upon in the press. Which is itself amazing since most US news and scholarly media has been hidebound to its cheerleading for capitalism and disdain for socialism (and therefore communism) for most of the last 150

WSWS (2021-06-07). Trump seizes on "Wuhan lab" lies in North Carolina speech. wsws.org Ex-president Donald Trump appeared as the keynote speaker of the state Republican Party convention in North Carolina Saturday night, embracing the lies against China that have dominated the American corporate media for the past two weeks.

Esha Bhandari (2021-06-07). Supreme Court Ruling is a Win for Investigative Journalists and Civil Rights Researchers. aclu.org Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a At first glance, the decision may not seem obviously related to civil rights enforc…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-07). Europe without neutrals: NATO's fortress Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Europe without neutrals: NATO and Austria Europe without neutrals: U.S. F-16s, Marines engage in Arctic war games with Finnish, Swedish allies Europe without neutrals: NATO lures Ireland into global military network Europe without neutrals: Switzerland provides combat aircraft for NATO exercise Dark blue/purple: NATO members Light blue: Membership Action Plan Green: Intensified Dialogue Yellow: Individual Partnership Action …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-06-07). Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Help Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. globalresearch.ca The Vietnam War …

Jo Allen-Eure (2021-06-07). The fourth R in education: Reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic and racism. peoplesworld.org Racism. "A belief that some races are by nature superior to others, in which discrimination can be practiced, based on this belief" (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2019). This cruel practice of acting out hateful feelings toward groups of people who are of a darker hue (especially Black, brown, Indigenous and Asian), is ripping this country into …

WSWS (2021-06-07). 160 killed in massacre at Solhan in northern Burkina Faso. wsws.org The wave of massacres spreading in the Sahel is the product of France's eight-year war in Mali and similar imperialist interventions across the region.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-07). The War on the Classics. counterpunch.org The new iconoclasm Our iconoclastic age is smashing images that keep the powerful in full control of their money and privileges, while giving the underclass the illusion of change, that their lives are getting better. Teaching Greek and Latin in selected colleges and universities is now becoming the venom of the iconoclasts. These include people

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-07). On World Environment Day, European Left calls for a Green New Deal. peoplesdispatch.org On the occasion of the World Environment Day on Saturday, June 5, the European Left party gave a call to implement a 'Green New Deal' to achieve the highest standards for the people and the planet. The European Left gave this call in solidarity with this year's global initiatives for the World Environment Day under the theme of 'restoring ecosystems'. Established in 1972, the World Environment Day is globally observed on June 5 to increase awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Progressive sections across Europe organized various events — mainly online — to observe the day amid th…

WSWS (2021-06-07). Union attacks socialists as it isolates strike at Australian General Mills plant. wsws.org The United Workers Union is isolating the strikers, denouncing casual workers and attacking socialists who put forward an alternative to its collaboration with management.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-07). Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum. dissidentvoice.org This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time. There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-seekers is a task offloaded, with cash incentives, to third countries (Papua New Guinea and Nauru come to mind). Danish politicians, notably a good number among the Social Democrats, have …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-07). Pentagon, NATO launch jubilee war games in Baltic Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pentagon, NATO launch jubilee war games in Baltic SeaRick Rozoff The fiftieth iteration of the U.S./NATO-led Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) began on June 6 and will continue until June 18. With the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and Sixth Fleet (the two share a commander) at the head, this year's exercise includes 40 military vessels, …

Special to People's World (2021-06-07). New 'Go for Broke' stamp honors Japanese American service members in WWII. peoplesworld.org With the issuance of the U.S. Postal Service's newest commemorative stamp on June 3, the nation recognizes the contributions of Japanese American soldiers, some 33,000 altogether, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. For a time, these second-generation Japanese Americans, known as Nisei, were denied the opportunity to fight despite being American …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-07). Military Situation In Yemen On June 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 79 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Haradh area | On June 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Zaher area | On June 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kha…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-07). In Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Repelled 'Naval Attack' During Joint Exercise. southfront.org Screen grab from Zvezda TV footage. | On June 7, the Ministry of Defense of Russia released footage of a recent joint exercise with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the Syrian coast. | During the exercise, Russian and Syrian service members repelled a simulated attack from the sea. Light and heavy machine guns were used. A Russian BTR-82A armored personnel carrier also took part in the exercise. | Russian military personnel trained their counterparts in the SAA on combat tactics based on the experience gained from the war in S…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-07). Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time. There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-seekers is a task offloaded, with cash incentives, to third countries (Papua New Guinea and Nauru come to mind). Danish politicians, notably a good number among the Social Democrats, have dreamed about doing the same to countries in Africa, returning to that cus…

Stephanie Midler (2021-06-07). Sunday 6/13: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall at 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605…

Max Lill (2021-06-07). 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.

Editorial Team (2021-06-07). Review: Third World War. challenge-magazine.org Pierre Marshal reviews the latest reprint of 'Third World War', a storyline written by Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra which appeared in the British comic magazine, Crisis. | Oxford-based comics publisher 200AD recently reprinted the second book of 'Third World War' — a story which ran in the magazine 'Crisis' through the late 1980s/early 1990s. The magazine was characterised by an overtly political tone, part of a revival of mature themes in comics which was tragically misinterpreted by a mainstream United States audience as a 'moody superheroes' period. Crisis explained itself through its own dictionary d…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-07). Targeting Iran, strengthening NATO: U.S., British, Israeli, Italian F-35s in unprecedented air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Targeting Iran, strengthening NATO: U.S., British, Israeli, Italian F-35s in unprecedented air combat exerciseRick Rozoff The twelve-day Falcon Strike 21 aerial war games commenced in earnest today out of the Amendola Air Base in Italy. The exercise is led by the Italian Air Force and is described by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air …

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-07). UN 'COVAX indebted to Venezuela Following April Payments': New Steps to be Taken Today. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated that if the vaccine schedule is met as planned, it will be possible to meet the expanded vaccination goal without a problem and to have 70% of the population vaccinated by September, as was planned by the government. In this sense, he warned that the United Nations COVAX mechanism is indebted to Venezuela, considering that the South American nation already fulfilled its monetary commitments last April for millions of vaccines of various types. | "Venezuela has deposited the money. Tomorrow, Monday, the executive vice president will make a series of steps and…

AlejandraGarcia (2021-06-07). Bolivia's Ex-Minister Lizarraga Seeks Asylum in the US. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, former Communication Minister Roxana Lizarraga began procedures for political asylum in the U.S., a country to which she migrated after the apprehension of Jeanine Añez, the leader of the coup-born regime (2019-2020). | Related | Previously, the Bolivian Public Ministry summoned her to testify in the investigations related to the irregular purchase of tear gases. | In a radio interview, Lizarraga spoke…

_____ (2021-06-07). US Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: Alex Saab's Case. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with attorney Femi Falana about the shocking case of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been kidnapped for the crime of violating illegal sanctions in order to feed his country.

Sara Flounders (2021-06-07). Delegation fights to win Alex Saab's freedom. workers.org Sal Island, Cabo Verde Flounders took part in a delegation that traveled to Cabo Verde in solidarity with Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was abducted in June 2020 on orders of the U.S. and held under onerous conditions since then on two of C.V.'s ten islands. Cabo Verde is an . . . |

Staff (2021-06-07). Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Reaches Yanomami Indigenous Communities. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Venezuela is reaching the remotest places of the country, overcoming logistical challenges. On Saturday, June 5, mass vaccination of the Yanomami indigenous communities in the state of Amazonas began, where the Ministry of Health is working together with the Autonomous Service of the Amazon Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases. This was reported by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza on Saturday, through a post in his Twitter account. | °Emocionante! Todo un desafío logístico. Hasta las profundidades del Estado Amazonas, los equipos de…

Staff (2021-06-07). Delcy Rodríguez: Despite US Blackmail, 11% Venezuelans are Already Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez reported this Saturday, June 5, that despite the blackmail of the government of the United States—which announced its refusal to send any vaccines to Venezuela—the Venezuelan people are receiving their doses of COVID-19 immunization. | "This is a very meaningful response that our people are giving, that we will not submit to any blackmail or extortion," said Rodríguez. "The criminal Juan Guaidó, who also wanted to extort the Venezuelan people, who wanted to politicize the issue of vaccines—here it is, our people getting vaccinated in an o…

WSWS (2021-06-07). Australian Labor Party attempts to protect China-based mining profits. wsws.org Albanese's speech reflected the sharpening economic and geostrategic crisis facing the Australian ruling class, as well as Labor's intensified bid for big-business backing.

WSWS (2021-06-07). Smithfield meatpackers in South Dakota reject local contract by 99 percent, press for strike action. wsws.org The Sioux Falls plant was the site of one of the earliest major outbreaks in the industry, with the plant accounting for the large majority of coronavirus infections in the state of South Dakota in April 2020.

Lynda Carson (2021-06-07). Mesquite Guitar Dreams. indybay.org Me and my exotic beautiful piece of mesquite hardwood that is shaped like a guitar, and is an alternative to using hardwoods that may become an endangered species someday. Photo taken on June 2, 2021, by Max Lynch, during the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Brazil: 17 Million Women Suffered Aggressions in the Last Year. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian Public Safety Forum (FBSP) on Monday published a Datafolha survey stating that 25 percent of women over 16 years of age suffered some type of violence in the last year. | RELATED: | During the COVID-19 pandemic, 17 million women were victims of physical, psychological, or sexual violence. At least 4.3 million women were physically assaulted, which means that eight Brazilian women are beaten every minute. | Th…

WSWS (2021-06-07). New York state permits children and adults to be unmasked in K-12 schools. wsws.org This move by the Democratic Cuomo administration follows the recent dropping of other COVID-19 safety standards across the state, as part of a nationwide push to fully reopen the economy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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." …

Moderator (2021-06-07). Covid-19 Is a Boon for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Buds. scheerpost.com Number 10 / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Natasha Hakimi Zapata / The Nation LONDON—Chumocracy. That's what critics have been calling the British government during the pandemic—and not without reason. A report in the British Medical Journal found that over the past year, as Britain's Covid-19 death toll mounted to nearly 130,000 deaths, one in five government Covid-19 contracts had signs of possible… |

WorkWeek (2021-06-07). 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…

Ramon Tomey (2021-06-07). More Than 10,000 Vaccinated People Catch Covid-19, Leading Many to Question if Vaccines Really Work. globalresearch.ca The Centers for …

Staff (2021-06-07). COVID Shutdowns Hurt Homeless Students. School Reopenings Bring New Challenges. truthout.org In the fall of 2019, Tonya Zuber, a disabled single mother living in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, had to have two consecutive surgeries. Although her rent was fully paid, she fell behind on her utility bills, and by the time she returned home from the hospital, the family's heat, hot water and electricity had been turned off. | "It was brutal," Zuber recalls, "but we had a roof over our heads and my son was attending school. We were getting by and making do." | But the situation quickly deteriora…

Global Research News (2021-06-07). Selected Articles: How the Media Hides the Record of Vaccine Deaths. Deceives Americans. globalresearch.ca By The Real Time Reverse Transcriptio…

Stephen Wertheim (2021-06-07). America Pursues Vaccine Internationalism—but What Kind? thenation.com America Pursues Vaccine Internationalism—but What Kind?

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-06-07). A people's vaccine against a mutating virus and neoliberal rule. nationofchange.org Humanity's survival into the twenty-second century and all our hopes for a bright future depend on building new political and economic systems that will simply and genuinely "do what is best for all of us."

Ben Norton (2021-06-07). How USAID Created Nicaragua's Anti-Sandinista Media Apparatus, now Under Money Laundering Investigation. globalresearch.ca With tens of …

Peter Koenig (2021-06-07). Wer einmal die Spritze erhalten hat, fàºr den gibt es womà∂glich kein Zuràºck. globalresearch.ca Am 22. Mai …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-07). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 7, clashes between the government forces and Taliban continued in the Ghourian district | On June 7, unknown gunmen shot dead two security personnel in the PD8 of Kabul | On June 6, Taliban reportedly captured the center of Shahrak district in Ghor province | On June 5, Taliban forces reportedly captured most of Deh Yak district in Ghazni province. | On June 6, more than 15 security personnel were killed and wounded in a Taliban car bomb attack on a police h…

Mike Whitney (2021-06-07). Were "the Elderly… Being Killed in Hospitals, Care Homes, and Hospices" During the Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Is there a …

Karen Conner (2021-06-07). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the May Consumer Price Index. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday, June 10th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) Sharp bounce backs led April's inflation in the price of many items that had price declines in the pandemic. This list included air fares, hotel prices, and car insurance. All three …

Christopher Brauchli (2021-06-07). Bankers Have Short Memories. counterpunch.org Now is the month of Maying, When merry banks are playing. . . . — An old English Ballad (slightly distorted) The pandemic was not the same as 2008 as far as the banks were concerned. The banks remember 2008 because that was the year that the federal government and taxpayers came to their rescue

WSWS (2021-06-07). Amid surging pandemic, Sri Lankan government criminalizes strikes by public sector workers. wsws.org Nearly one million public sector workers now face draconian punishments, including mass firings and lengthy jail terms, if they strike in opposition to the Sri Lankan government's homicidal response to the pandemic and its attacks on workers' rights.

Karl Engels (2021-06-07). Statue of Egerton Ryerson, architect of Canada's racist residential schools, toppled. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—The statue of Egerton Ryerson at the Toronto university that bears his name was pulled down by protesters Sunday evening and beheaded. Ryerson is widely seen as one of the architects of Canada's racist residential school system, which for decades sought to eliminate Indigenous cultural traditions and languages. More than 1,000 protesters converged on the …

Editor2 (2021-06-07). AFRICOM Military's Exercise: The Art of Creating New Pretexts for Propagating US Interests. orinocotribune.com By Pavan Kulkarni — June 1, 2021 | 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. | Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21), a 12-day US-Africa Command (AFRICOM)-sponsored military exercise involving 13 states in the Mediterranean Sea, concluded on Friday, May 28. It had kicked off from the naval base in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 16. The drills in this exercise covered naval maneuvers across the s…

Eds. (2021-06-07). African financial independence is a threat to imperialism. mronline.org African leaders had come to recognize the various factors that hinder the continent's development and seriously jeopardize the future of its peoples. The Abuja Treaty was put in place to increase economic self-reliance, promote self-sustained development, and raise the living standard of African peoples. | June 7, 2021…

Eds. (2021-06-07). Nicaragua's green revolution. mronline.org While large polluting countries have refused to take necessary measures to slow the climate crisis, Nicaragua, one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, has taken impressive steps to shift to more sustainable energy. | June 7, 2021…

Michael Arria (2021-06-07). Protestors are blocking Israeli ships from offloading in Oakland — updated. mronline.org Bay Area activists are blocking an Israeli cargo ship from offloading in Oakland, CA in solidarity with Palestine. | June 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-07). Turkish-Backed Faction Kidnapped Young Man, Blackmails His Family In Syria's Ras-Al-Ain. southfront.org Illustrative image | Submitted by Khaled Iskef. | A Turkish-backed faction blackmails a family in "Al-Hasaka" countryside to release its kidnapped son. | We obtained information from local sources that a civilian family in the countryside of "Ras al-Ain", northwest of "Al-Hasakah", is being blackmailed by leaders of a Turkish-backed faction, who kidnapped one of its sons earlier. | The sources indicated that the Turkish-backed "Badr Martyrs" faction, deployed in the western countryside of "Ras al-Ain", kidnapped the young man…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-07). Greater Idlib: Intense Artillery, Rocket Strikes Leave Three Militants Dead (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 6 and 7, intense artillery and rocket strikes by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies hit the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The strikes targeted militants' positions in the towns of Balyon, al-Bara, al-Fatterah, Falafel, Bayanin, Kansafra and Maratah in the southern countryside of Idlib as well as in the towns of Qilideen and al-Zyarah in northwestern Hama countryside. | ŸÇÿµŸÅ ŸÖÿØŸÅÿπŸ&a…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-07). Dozens Of Syrian Mercenaries Returned From Libya For First Time In Weeks: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image. Syrian mercenaries in one of their camps in Libya. | Dozens of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries had returned from Libya for the first time in ten weeks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on June 7. | "Nearly 95 fighters of the al-Hamzah Division, al-Majd Brigade, Sultan Murad Division, al-Muetasim Division returned in the last 48 hours," the London-based monitoring group said in a report. | A Source informed on the matter told the SOHR that the return of the mercenaries did not represent th…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-07). In Video: First Ever Air-To-Air Refueling With MQ-25 Drone. southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2021-06-07). Northern Daraa Road Bombed By Unidentified Drone (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 7, an unidentified drone bombed a road linking the southern Syrian city of Daraa with the town of Tafas to the north. | The drone, which was described by local sources as being "small" and "primitive," dropped three munitions, reportedly modified mortar rounds, near the al-Zoubi gas station. The attack damaged the road. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-07). U.S. Air Force Aims To Use Rockets For Quick Global Cargo Delivery. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 4th, the US Air Force announced its plan to use commercial rockets for airdropping cargo anywhere around the globe. | The service press release announced the designation of Rocket Cargo as the fourth Vanguard program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the DAF 2030 Science and Technology strategy for the next decade. | Additionally, the U.S. Space Force was designated as the lead service for Rocket Cargo Vangu…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-07). Large Fire Erupted At Iranian Soft Drink Factory Near Tehran (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from AVA Today video. | On June 7, a massive fire broke out in the Behnoush soft drink factory which is located to the west of the Iranian capital Tehran. | "A few minutes ago, the incident was notified through the telephone network, and agents from several fire stations were immediately dispatched to the scene," Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Municipality Fire and Safety Services, told official Islamic Republic News Agency. | Later, the spokesman told the Iranian Students News Agency that the fire had star…

Eds. (2021-06-07). Book Review: 'Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture'. mronline.org Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2020. Author Sudhir Hazareesingh is a native of the Indian Ocean island and former French colony of Mauritius, once known as Ile de France. Drawing upon a lifetime of research in the French, British and U.S. archives, the […] | June 7, 2021…

Staff (2021-06-07). Growing Movement Pushes Museums to Cut Ties With Colonialism and Apartheid. truthout.org Every Friday for the past nine weeks, artists and activists have been carrying on weekly rallies, assemblies and teach-ins in front of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Building on several years of earlier organizing work calling out the ties of board members at the

Staff (2021-06-07). G7 Heralds 15 Percent Corporate Tax Rate. Critics Say It Fails Poorer Nations. truthout.org Representatives from seven of the world's wealthiest nations reached an agreement on Saturday to support a global minimum tax rate of at least 15% for multinational companies, a move aimed at curbing the use of tax havens and ending the The deal struck by the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, and…

_____ (2021-06-07). Protests over Enbridge's $3B pipeline across Minnesota are expected to intensify. popularresistance.org More than 50 Indigenous, environmental and faith groups are sponsoring Monday's event. Resilient Indigenous Sisters Engaging Coalition, an environmental group, is the primary organizer, LaDuke said. Other main organizers are Honor the Earth; the Giniw Collective, a women-led Indigenous group; and MN350, an affiliate of 350.org.

UMMID (2021-06-07). Video: Palestinian Teen Searches for His Memories from Under Gaza Rubble. globalresearch.ca A heart wrenching …

Ralph Nader (2021-06-07). The Agony of Accessing Verizon. counterpunch.org Who hasn't had difficulty just getting through the multi-layered, often automated call center of your telephone company? Never mind getting a solution to your problem in due time. I'd like to share with you our experience with Verizon. We have a simple residential landline with no bells and whistles. We started getting calls every day

John Hickman (2021-06-07). "Lethal Disregard:" UN report on Deaths of Migrants in Mediterranean goes too Light on Libyan, Italian Navies. juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — The diplomatic language used in official human rights reports often fails to express the horrors that they reference. So it is with the May 2021 report issued by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet: "Lethal Disregard: Search and Rescue and the Protection of Migrants …

WSWS (2021-06-07). Spain's Anticapitalistas back anti-migrant press campaign targeting Morocco. wsws.org This petty bourgeois party is joining in the campaign of the PSOE-Podemos government to denounce Morocco for allowing migrants to cross into Spain's enclave at Ceuta.

_____ (2021-06-07). From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism. popularresistance.org Remembering the Tulsa Massacre not as a violent white response to Black self-defense and determination but instead as the destruction of property and mythical Black wealth favorably leaves space for American redemption. It reduces the violence to a tragic interruption of the American dream and Black capitalism while minimizing other race massacres that did not include a well of black business class.

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-07). What You Need to Know About Israel's New "Change Coalition" counterpunch.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

WSWS (2021-06-07). Joseph Kishore, Eric London discuss DSA's celebration of Trotsky assassination on "Eclectic Radical with Chris Richards" wsws.org On Saturday, June 5, Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore and WSWS writer Eric London appeared on the podcast "Eclectic Radical" hosted by Chris Richards.

WSWS (2021-06-07). Tragic death of young Sri Lankan woman exposes horrific conditions in Japanese detention centres. wsws.org Ridma Ratnayake, Sandamali's younger sister, spoke to the spoke to the World Socialist Web Site from Tokyo last week.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-07). Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum. globalresearch.ca This has been …

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-07). Monday 6/7: End U.S. Poverty! San Francisco Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA PPC. indybay.org SF District Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; | Masks and Safety Distancing Required | PPC nationwide rallies livestream here: www.facebook.com/anewppc/

_____ (2021-06-07). After Blocking Israeli Ship From Unloading… popularresistance.org After their success blocking an Israeli ZIM cargo ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland on Friday, pro-Palestine activists held the first-ever pro-Palestine protest in the Port of NY-NJ. | The newly formed Block the Boat NY coalition organized a protest against the ZIM Tarragona, which was scheduled to arrive at the port Sunday morning. | The protest has been organized as part of the International Week-of-Action called by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) of San Francisco. | Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters had prevented the unloading of the Israeli container ship from Asia at the Port of Oa…

AutumnSun (2021-06-07). Protest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm.

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Victims of Femicides Left 1,095 Orphan Children in Ecuador. telesurenglish.net University of the Armed Forces (ESPE) and Aldea Foundation presented a study showing that 1,095 children were orphaned as a result of the femicides that occurred in Ecuador between 2014 and 2020. | RELATED: | The provinces of Pichincha, Guayas, and Manabi concentrate over 50 percent of orphaned children tallies, while Sucumbios and Santo Domingo are the provinces with the highest incidence rate of orphanhood due to…

WSWS (2021-06-07). "Lab leak" proponent Nicholas Wade pushed racist pseudo-science in 2014 book. wsws.org The New York Times and Washington Post are citing a serial fabricator whose 2014 book was condemned by the biologists whose research he cited, together with more than 140 other scientists.

Dean Baker (2021-06-07). Patents Are a Bad Way to Fund the Development of Drugs #46,541. cepr.net The New York Times reported on the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to approve the drug aducanumab, as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. According to the piece, it is the first new treatment for the disease in almost two decades. As the article makes clear, there is no consensus in the scientific community …

Earth Justice (2021-06-07). First 500 Unaccompanied Minors Sent to Toxic Military Base Fort Bliss. globalresearch.ca Late Tuesday night, …

Tara Lohan (2021-06-07). The race to build solar power in the desert—and protect rare plants and animals. nationofchange.org As development of large solar projects speeds up, researchers race against the clock to study the ecosystem implications.

_____ (2021-06-07). Together, we can choose a different future for Appalachian communities. popularresistance.org What I know to be true about the region is that the depth of character, work ethic, and commitment to community here is unparalleled, and it is time to give back to a region that has given us all so much. For years, coal helped Appalachia power the country. Now, it's time we look to the future by putting Appalachian communities to work again generating clean, homegrown energy.

Dean Baker (2021-06-07). Can We Bemoan Inequality as We Push Policies to Increase It? cepr.net We know it would be too much to expect that New York Times reporters might have some knowledge of policies that the United States had in place twenty or even ten years ago. After all, that would require some memory or some knowledge of history. Anyhow, for those of us who do have some memory, …

WSWS (2021-06-07). Bus drivers at Cricklewood and Kings Cross garages support call for reinstatement of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Dozens of workers stopped to speak to campaigners and express their solidarity with O'Sullivan, with many happy to hear that he is standing up to the company's victimisation and intimidation tactics.

teleSUR (2021-06-07). France Fines Google $267 Million for Online Dominance Abuse. telesurenglish.net The French Competition Authority (FCA) on Monday fined Google US$267 million (200 million euros) for self-preferencing practices in the online advertising business. | RELATED: | The FCA said the Internet giant abused its dominant position in the advertising market by granting preferential treatment to its advertising server and its online ad auction house — the Google Ad Manager. | These practices "are partic…

Bill Lueders (2021-06-07). Saving the Postal Service. progressive.org The battle to protect the future of the U.S. mail system is winnable.

WSWS (2021-06-07). This week in history: June 7-13. wsws.org 25 years ago: Northern Ireland peace talks open in Belfast On June 10, 1996, all-party talks on a political settlement in Northern Ireland opened in Belfast, with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, initially excluded and with Protestant delegates objecting to the proposed chairman of the session, former US senator and close advisor to the Clinton administration, George Mitchell.

Mike Ervin (2021-06-07). Smart Ass Cripple: Why the ADA was Naive. progressive.org You'd think that more than thirty years after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there'd be no more closed doors for disabled folks. That isn't the case.

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-06-07). AFRICOM Military's Exercise: The Art of Creating New Pretexts for Propagating US Interests. globalresearch.ca Phoenix Express 2021, …

Dipali Ojha (2021-06-07). Video: Indian Bar Association Charges WHO Chief Scientist with Crimes Connected to Suppressing Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca Dipali Ojha…

Frank Serpico (2021-06-07). The Importance of Whistleblowers and Autonomous Killer Drones Used in Libya. globalresearch.ca On today's episode …

Andrew Emett (2021-06-07). IRS agent pleads guilty to identity theft and fraud. nationofchange.org "TIGTA aggressively investigates Internal Revenue Service employees who violate the public's trust."

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-07). The Law of Aggression. counterpunch.org Aggression objective: domination Notes. Emotions for aggression are primitive traits of the human species. The cultivation of civilization proposes the suppression of this primary inclination. The sages constrict aggression through divine and secular methods. "God breaks down the rod of the wicked that subdue nations with relentless aggression." Hebrew Bible. Yet, aggression is rampant. Individuals

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Salvadorans Protest Against Bukele's Arbitrary Actions. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, social organizations took to the streets in El Salvador to reject what they claim as arbitrary acts committed by President Nayib Bukele. | RELATED: | The demonstration was organized by the Citizens Resistance Movement, which gathers over ten civil society associations. | The protesters condemned Bukele's forced entry into the Parliament last year, the recent removal of Judicial branch authorities, and…

WSWS (2021-06-07). As Vale Inco nickel miners' walkout in Ontario prepares to enter second week, critical lessons posed by 2009-10 strike. wsws.org During the 2009-10 strike, miners and smelter workers in northern Ontario showed no shortage of militancy and sacrifice in struggle but lacked a political perspective and an independent workers' organization to lead their struggle to victory.

WSWS (2021-06-07). The Dry: Murders in a small Australian town. wsws.org Is the drought-stricken country town simply a "black hole," as the local hotel bartender asides, or is this a common situation for rural areas across Australia?

Dean Baker (2021-06-07). Economy Adds 559,000 Jobs in May; Unemployment Drops to 5.8 Percent. counterpunch.org Black teen unemployment hit a record low of 12.1 percent in May. The May employment report was somewhat weaker than had generally been expected, with the economy adding 559,000 jobs. On the household side, the unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percentage points to 5.8 percent. While this is still high by any reasonable measure, it

WSWS (2021-06-07). Australia: Hundreds protest Sydney bus route cuts. wsws.org The proposed changes are part of a drive to complete the privatisation of the city's buses.

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington (2021-06-07). Yes, We Should Still Defund the Police. progressive.org We must stop penalizing the poor and rebuild society in ways that make petty crimes unnecessary.

_____ (2021-06-07). Communities Of Color Want Wood Pellet Byproducts Out Of Their Neighborhoods. popularresistance.org "We have other states that have taken into consideration the cumulative impact, the health impact, on these communities and they're saying no to these companies that are coming," Joyner said. "You know what? North Carolina has become a cesspool, because everything that everyone else doesn't want, we don't have the laws to protect us."

WSWS (2021-06-07). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia overwhelmingly reject second UAW-backed contract. wsws.org The result at the Volvo New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia was overwhelming, with 90 percent of hourly workers and 91 percent of salaried workers rejecting the pro-company deal.

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-07). Nicaragua — A Revolution Worth Defending. orinocotribune.com By Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton — May 29, 2021 | One of the reasons comrades elsewhere have difficulty perceiving this revolutionary model of Sandinista Nicaragua in its true dimensions is because for the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua the development of the productive economy is a central task. | In a recent article

tricontinental (2021-06-07). Red Alert: Only One Earth. Environmental Emergencies. globalresearch.ca A new

_____ (2021-06-07). Not Just Another Drought. popularresistance.org In the face of continued climate change, some scientists and others have suggested that using the word "drought" for what's happening now might no longer be appropriate, because it implies that the water shortages may end. Instead, we might be seeing a fundamental, long-term shift in water availability all over the West.

WSWS (2021-06-07). UAW seeks to deflect role in stoking anti-Asian hate with phony pledge to fight "xenophobia and racism" wsws.org Whatever the pretensions of the UAW, the upsurge in anti-Asian hate crimes are a completely foreseeable, and indeed inevitable, outgrowth of its promotion of "America First" nationalism.

Jon Sanders (2021-06-07). Why Is There Such Reluctance to Discuss Natural Immunity? globalresearch.ca If you're among …

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-07). Rising Up to the Heat: 'Treaty People Gathering' Resists Line 3 Pipeline. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-06-07). Families fight to continue underground investigation of New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org Twenty-two of the 29 families of those who died in the 2010 Pike River disaster have launched legal action, a social media campaign and a petition opposing the New Zealand government's decision to seal the mine.

_____ (2021-06-07). Trans Mountain Insurer Argo Group Commits to Cut Ties with the Pipeline Company. popularresistance.org Trans Mountain insurer and Lloyd's of London syndicate Argo Group has pledged to cut ties with the existing Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline when its current insurance policy expires on August 31, 2021, and to not insure the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Following the Canadian authorities' decision to hide the project's insurance backers from public scrutiny, Argo is the first insurer to drop the pipeline in this year's round of policy renewals, joining more than ten insurance companies that have vowed not to touch Trans Mountain.

_____ (2021-06-07). A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots In Schools And 'Sundown Sirens'. popularresistance.org Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak met with members of the Nevada Indian Commission in Carson City on Friday as he signed legislation removing racially discriminatory identifiers or language from schools. Additionally, counties can no longer sound "sundown sirens," which once signified it was time for certain people to leave town.

Thomas Jackson (2021-06-07). Why do you need to use eco packages in supermarkets? nationofchange.org Brands that take action now and start making use of paper and eco-friendly packaging today will essentially be able to futureproof their supermarkets and guarantee compliance with increasingly stringent rules.

David Bromwich (2021-06-07). When Sensitivity Becomes Censorship. thenation.com When Sensitivity Becomes Censorship…

Rory Scothorne (2021-06-07). Is Scotland Closer to Independence? thenation.com Is Scotland Closer to Independence?

Aída Chávez (2021-06-07). House Democrats Call for Answers on US Involvement in Brazil. thenation.com House Democrats Call for Answers on US Involvement in Brazil…

Tim Schwab (2021-06-07). Despite the Headlines, the Gates Foundation Has Evaded Scrutiny. thenation.com Despite the Headlines, the Gates Foundation Has Evaded Scrutiny…

Missouri Williams (2021-06-07). The Epic Misery of Thomas Bernhard. thenation.com The Epic Misery of Thomas Bernhard…

Peter Kuper (2021-06-07). Hollow Thoughts and Prayers. thenation.com Hollow Thoughts and Prayers…

Deepak Bhargava (2021-06-07). Why I'm Voting for Maya Wiley for Mayor. thenation.com Why I'm Voting for Maya Wiley for Mayor…

Stop "New Day" Fake News Campaign (2021-06-07). Lying Does Not "Nurture" Relationships! Pacifica New Day Fake News Tactics. indybay.org The Pacifica "New Day" faction put out fake news that Jane Fonda had endorsed their corporate bylaw proposal. They were caught in a lie which was answered by the Pacifica Counsel. These tactics have been supported by their KPFA on air hosts who have used their names and credibility to put out fake news. | They also engaged in red baiting tactics by charging that Pacifica has been taken over by the Green Party and Workers World Party.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). 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 (2021-06-07). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-07). 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 …

WSWS (2021-06-07). UK universities and colleges continue attacks on staff jobs and conditions. wsws.org Nearly 1,300 staff at the University of Liverpool are striking in protest against planned job cuts in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

WSWS (2021-06-07). UK universities and colleges continue attacks on staff jobs and conditions. wsws.org Nearly 1,300 staff at the University of Liverpool are striking in protest against planned job cuts in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The three-week strike began on May 24, coinciding with the end of year examination period, and is set to have a considerable impact. The university originally intended to cut up to 47 staff, but this was revised down to 32 after the University and College Union (UCU) threatened industrial action.

AutumnSun (2021-06-07). Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey June 6, 2021. indybay.org Presented by Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Our Shared Responsibility | The free event was held from 10 am. to 1 pm. at Tyrrell Park at 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz City and the Museum were honored to host "Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers" as they prepare to travel to Washington DC.

DXE (2021-06-07). Sunday 6/20: June Vegan Popup! indybay.org Unity Park in Richmond…

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-07). 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…

adapted from Shannen Dee Williams (2021-06-07). From Negroland to Negro Bar – Origins of the Juneteenth Freedom Journey. indybay.org Elmina Castle and the Catholic chapel erected at the center of its courtyard directly on top of the structure's slave dungeon are still standing is one of the great historical treasures of the 21st century.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-07). Monday 6/7: End Poverty! Sacramento Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA PPC. indybay.org 10: 30 AM: U.S Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | 3 PM: Congressman Bera's Office at 8950 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826 | PPC nationwide rallies livestream here: www.facebook.com/anewppc/

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-07). Extinction Rebellion Unveils New Clarion Alley Mural. indybay.org Mural unveiled with song and dance but message is somber…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-07). Monday 6/7: End Poverty! San Mateo Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA PPC. indybay.org San Mateo Office of Rep. Speier, 155 Bovet Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-07). Monday 6/7: Oakland Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction w/ CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Oakland District Office, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required…

DXE (2021-06-07). Wednesday 6/23: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-07). 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.

DXE (2021-06-07). 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.

Leon Kunstenaar, AROC event notice (2021-06-07). 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.

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-07). Rally hears that koalas are on 'death row'. greenleft.org.au It would be easy to save koalas from extinction by saving their habitat. But will the NSW government do it? Jim McIlroy reports.

WSWS (2021-06-07). Working-class resistance is developing across the Indian sub-continent and internationally against the ruling elites. wsws.org SEP (Sri Lanka) General Secretary Wije Dias delivered this speech to an online May 30 public meeting organised by the SEP.

Jill Richardson (2021-06-07). What's the Point of Studying History, If Not to Learn From the Past? zcomm.org What parts of the ugly side of our history have we retained, even unintentionally? Understanding these lessons is the whole point of studying history…

Ted Glick (2021-06-07). It's Time to Hit the Streets. zcomm.org In 2020 electoral action was the priority. Right now street action, holding those elected accountable, bringing political pressure to bear, has to be the priority…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-07). A World at the Edge. zcomm.org What Planet Will Our Children and Grandchildren Inherit?>

Christos Giovanopoulos (2021-06-07). Resistance and aid. zcomm.org Inclusive and participatory forms of self-organising rendered solidarity a gesture of personal and collective empowerment in Greece…

Mel Gurtov (2021-06-07). Saving Democracy in America. zcomm.org Democracy in America is on the brink of destruction, and power-hungry, white supremacist, far-right Republicans are hell bent on taking us over the brink…

Dean Baker (2021-06-07). Patent Monopolies and Inequality. zcomm.org When We Give Rich People Money, Why Does Inequality Surprise Us?>

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-07). Imperial graduate launches sustainability matchmaking platform for businesses. imperial.ac.uk Greener, co-founded by Imperial graduate Dan Yates, connects food and drink businesses looking for green solutions with suitable partners.

Richard Silverstein (2021-06-07). Netanyahu's Legacy of Hate Defines His Long Goodbye. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday, Benjamin …

Fight Back (2021-06-07). Rest in power Nath Clarke! Community organizer and revolutionary. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – Communist, working-class organizer Nath Clarke passed away at age 22 on Monday, May 31, 2021. Our communities and progressive movements suffered a tremendous loss with their death. We grieve them with incredible regret, and celebrate their life with gratitude, love and admiration. | Nath was born in Philadelphia, grew up France, and then moved to New Orleans to study biology, anthropology and ecology. | After arriving in the city, they soon poured their heart into community work. As they learned about charter schools' offensive to privatize education post-Katrina, they jumped into supporting t…

Latino Rebels (2021-06-07). Harris Says Leaders Need to Restore Hope in Guatemala. latinorebels.com GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday emphasized the need to restore hope for residents of struggling Central American nations to help address the increase in migration from the region as she faced the first major test of her diplomatic skills on a three-day foreign trip.

Kay Tillow (2021-06-07). Liz Fowler is Back! And She's Writing US Health Policy Again. counterpunch.org Liz Fowler is back! For those who followed the battles of the health care reform of 2009-2010, no name rouses more controversy than that of Elizabeth "Liz" Fowler who, as Chief Health Counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, played a critical role in the writing of the Affordable Care Act. Fowler, former vice

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Leftist Candidate Castillo Calls on Peruvians To Remain Calm. telesurenglish.net Peru's leftist candidate Pedro Castillo called on the population to remain calm in Sunday's presidential election runoff in which he is contesting Keiko Fujimori. | RELATED: | Castillo voted in the Tacabamba district in the Cajamarca department, where he asked citizens to participate actively and comply with COVID-19 regulations. | "I call on Peruvian people for good sense and I thank them for allowing us to participate…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Poll close in Peru, IPSOS Exit Poll Shows Technical Tie. telesurenglish.net The ballots started to be counted in Peru ¥s election as the IPSOS exit poll, which is not an official figure, grants an advantage to candidate Keiko Fujimoi with 50.3 percent over candiate Pedro Castillo with 49.7 percent, only a 0.6 margin. | RELATED: | Alfredo Torres, president of IPSOS, maintains that the quick count will be done today and that it will be much more accurate than the exit poll because, among other thing…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Live Updates: Peruvians Await Official Runoff Election Results. telesurenglish.net The two candidates in the June 6 presidential runoff elections for the Peru Libre and Fuerza Popular parties, Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, closed their electoral campaigns on Friday, and Peruvians now choose the next president of the country in what analysts predict could be a technical tie. | 11: 30 PM EST – Ipsos Peru has published results from their quick count | It maintains a technical tie with a slight advantage to Pedro Castillo with 50.2% over Keiko Fujimori | "As reflected in the exit polls, these quick count results show a technical tie between both candidates. We will have to wait for the offic…

_____ (2021-06-06). Peru Elections: Will There Be A Left-Wing Resurgence? popularresistance.org On June 6, 25 million Peruvians will elect their next president and two vice presidents for the period 2021-2026. Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo of the Free Peru political party will face off against far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori of the Popular Force party. All major polls have predicted a victory for Castillo. With inputs from Daniela Ramos of ARG Medios who is in Lima.

Staff (2021-06-06). Argentina Criticizes Almagro's Interference in Mexican Elections. orinocotribune.com Argentina warned that the statements made by the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro against the Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister demonstrates his intention to influence the legislative and regional elections of Mexico, scheduled for this Sunday, June 6. | On Friday, June 4, Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Solá criticized the statements of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, alluding to the latter's service as the governor of Mexico City from 2006 to 2012. | Solá…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Mexico: Morena Leads the Vote. telesurenglish.net Mexico's ruling party was leading in the election to choose a new lower house of Congress, prelimiary results showed, this would put MORENA in a leading position to achieve the majority that would give the winner 300 seats. | Election day had unfolded peacefully throughout most of the country, despite some isolated episodes of violence in Oaxaca, Baja California, and the State of Mexico, according to reports by the National Electoral Institute (INE), shortly after polls closed. Characterized by campaigns marked by violence, intimidation, and even killings of local candidates, this has been one of the most viol…

Editorial Team (2021-06-06). 89 politicians in Mexico murdered leading up to midterm elections. challenge-magazine.org At least 89 Mexican politicians have been murdered in the last 200 days, 35 of which were candidates for the midterm elections. There have also been over 700 attacks, according to security consultancy firm Etellekt, including threats, beatings and kidnappings. | The 6 June election is to be significant, with over 2,100 mayoral and city council seats being contested, as well as the Chamber of Deputies, Congress' lower house. | This will determine the strength of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) and their allies, who together hold a two-thirds majority. Such a major…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). President Duque Disguises State Terrorism With Police Reform. telesurenglish.net After one month of ignoring police brutality reports, Colombia's President Ivan Duque on Sunday announced that his country will undergo a police reform to put an end to human rights violations. | RELATED: | "We will modernize the Defense Ministry and transform the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) and the National Police," Duque said during a police officer promotion ceremony in Bogota. | The Duque administration hopes to a…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Colombia: Another Signatory to the Peace Agreement Is Killed. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Sunday reported the assassination of Jose Alonso, a social leader from Tulua in the Valle del Cauca Department. | RELATED: | This 56-year-old man was a signatory of the 2016 Peace Accord between the Colombian state and the then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). | The social leader was killed in La Moralia by a group of armed men while he w…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-06). Colombia: The Regime of Terror in Cali. libya360.wordpress.com Luis Alfonso Mena S. In a failed attempt to crush the National Strike and the youth resistance, Ivan Duque established a regime of terror in Cali and on Friday, June 4, 2021, unleashed a campaign of horror in the north of the city, which left more dead, wounded, disappeared and detained. According to the Union…

Fra Hughes (2021-06-06). Belfast City Council Calls for the Expulsion of the Israeli Ambassadors to Britain and Ireland. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Jun 2, 2021 | In a historic move, Belfast City Councillors have voted to call on the Irish and British governments to expel the Israeli Ambassadors. | The motion was passed by 31 votes to 28 votes on 01/06/2021, showing a seismic shift from previous votes and debates on the Israel Palestine conflict. | Previous debates and deflections have implied the conflict is complicated and complex. | That there are two sides to the conflict and both have been wrong. Perhaps the people of Belfast should not get politically involved in matters that are occurring halfway around the world or indeed…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-06). America's Nazi Problem and the End of Policing. libya360.wordpress.com >Henry Giroux The conditions that produce authoritarian societies are with us once again. The ghost of fascism haunts the present, appearing in a relentless number of assaults on the principles and institutions central to a democracy. America's Nazi problem is evident not only in the 73 million people who voted for a white supremacist presidential…

ecns.cn (2021-06-06). China condemns U.S. for blacklisting Chinese firms. ecns.cn A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday that China firmly opposes U.S. President Joe Biden's signing of an order to ban investment in dozens of Chinese companies.

Andy Kroll (2021-06-06). A World at the Edge. tomdispatch.com Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel Islands that China has claimed as its own. It represented yet another Biden-era challenge to the planet's rising power from its falling one. My friend was thousands of miles away on the West Coast of the United States, well vaccinated and going nowhere in Covid-stricken but improving America. As it happens, she's slightly younger than me,…

WSWS repost (2021-06-06). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. indybay.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.

_____ (2021-06-06). Critics Call Biden's Vaccine Sharing Plan 'Woefully Inadequate'. popularresistance.org The White House announced Thursday its plan to donate 25 million excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to other nations—a plan progressives described as an "inadequate" response to the ongoing pandemic, urging the Biden administration to invest $25 billion to ramp-up global vaccine manufacturing. | According to he Associated Press, the U.S. "aims to share 80 million doses globally by the end of June, most through COVAX," the United Nations-backed program for global vaccine sharing. "Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House said about 19 million will go to COVAX," with the remaining 6 million direct…

Chris Floyd (2021-06-06). Joe the Revelator. counterpunch.org Image by "China has an overall goal … to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world. That's not going to happen on my watch." Joe Biden, March 26, 2021 | There it is, plain and raw, the abiding essence of the American elite's foreign policy laid bare: maintaining their dominance over the world, for their own power and profit. (They certainly aren't doing it for the sake of the nation, which they've turned into a rotting husk.) | In their mind, any perceived threat to…

Chris Floyd (2021-06-06). Joe the Revelator. counterpunch.org "China has an overall goal … to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world. That's not going to happen on my watch." Joe Biden, March 26, 2021 There it is, plain and raw, the abiding essence of the American elite's foreign […] | To read this article,

Editor2 (2021-06-06). Daniel Ortega, Good Before, but Not Now? Really?? orinocotribune.com By Laura Wells — June 1, 2021 | This article about Daniel Ortega reverses the typical order, it starts with the question of "What can we do?" and ends with a bit of history, Nicaragua's and mine. | As you read, if you find yourself asking, "Really?" please consider checking some of the many links. | What can we do? | (1) RENACER Act in Congress—End US interference | Whatever you think of President Daniel Ortega, you can help the people of Nicaragua now. You can voice your opposition to a new, very bad bill which would ramp up Trump's NICA act. The proposed RENACER Act, now in both houses of Congress, w…

Dean Baker (2021-06-06). Does the New York Times Prohibit Its Reporters from Mentioning China's Vaccines? cepr.net That seems to be the case. A few weeks ago it ran a major piece on vaccinating the world. The article never once mentioned China's vaccines (or Russia or India's). It had another piece today on the topic, which again did not mention China's vaccines. Ignoring China's vaccines in the context of vaccinating the world …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-06). Russia's fun-loving Foreign Ministry spokeswoman laughs off NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO meddles in Russia-Belarus affairs to prevent their integration — diplomatRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on a statement of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg NATO summit: West to move China to back burner, Russia and Belarus to the front [Which developments over the past thirty years could possibly cause Zakharova to believe that NATO has …

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