Daily Archives: June 8, 2021

2021-06-08: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-08). Socialist Teacher Takes Lead in Peruvian Election as Nation Reels from Pandemic & Political Crisis. democracynow.org We get an update from Peru, where socialist candidate Pedro Castillo has pulled ahead of his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country's presidential election on Sunday. Castillo is the son of peasant farmers, and a union leader who led a nationwide teachers' strike in 2017. Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption. Political scientist Carlos León Moya discusses the history of the two candidates and describes how the election took place amid a years-long political crisis. "You have most of the Peruvian political elite charged by cor…

commsdirector (2021-06-08). Statement on the Elections in Peru. dsausa.org It is with great honor that DSA congratulates the citizens of Perú for upholding their democracy amidst a very polarizing presidential election. The impending victory of Pedro Castillo and Perú Libre over Fujimorismo represents the power of the poor, the working class, and the campesinos of rural Perú. DSA celebrates the democratic choice made by…

Staff (2021-06-08). Socialist Teacher Takes Lead in Peruvian Election. truthout.org We get an update from Peru, where socialist candidate Pedro Castillo has pulled ahead of his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country's presidential election on Sunday. Castillo is the son of peasant farmers, and a union leader who led a nationwide teachers' strike in 2017. Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption. Political scientist Carlos León Moya discusses the history of the two candidates and describes how the election took place amid…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Peru: Leftist Candidate Castillo Calls for Defending Democracy. telesurenglish.net On Monday, leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo called on Peruvian people to defend democracy after his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori denounced alleged electoral fraud in the June 6 runoff elections. | RELATED: | "We must be vigilant to defend the democracy that is expressed in every vote, inside and outside our beloved Peru. We cannot rest. May this historic vigil allow the rebirth of a new country," Cast…

_____ (2021-06-08). Fujimori also cried fraud in 2016. popularresistance.org Peru's far-right presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is making allegations of electoral fraud, as leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has maintained the lead in the official count. This is not the first time she's made unsubstantiated claims, however there is far more at stake for Keiko in this election.

Editorial Team (2021-06-08). Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo pulls ahead in election as further hurdles await. challenge-magazine.org The fate of Peru hangs in the balance as voters eagerly await the results of an election that'll be won by no more than a handful of votes. | Rural teacher turned champion of the poor Pedro Castillo is facing off against Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori. | Castillo, who is a relatively new face in Peruvian politics, represents the Free Peru party. Their focus is on nationalising important industries, particularly copper, and taking a stand against the neoliberal order that's been imposed on the Latin American country for the last few decades. | On the other hand, Fuji…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-08). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. mintpressnews.com In a cliffhanger of an election with a huge urban-rural and class divide, it appears that the rural teacher, farmer and union leader is about to make history by defeating–by less than one percent–powerful far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-08). Pedro Castillo is About to Become President of Peru: Last Official Updates. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 7 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Pedro Castillo, candidate for the presidency of Peru, leads the preliminary ballot with 50.27% of the votes, following the most recent update delivered Monday, June 7, at 7: 23 p.m. (Peruvian time) with 95.96% of the ballots processed. | The Peruvian National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has been posting preliminary updates of the results on its Twitter account. These posts confirm that the Peru Libre candidate has the advantage in the count, and that he has been distancing himself from the right-wing candidate. | Pedro Castillo has so far obtained 50.27% of the…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-06-08). Keiko Fujimori alleges fraud as Pedro Castillo takes leads in Peru's presidential run-off. peoplesdispatch.org Fujimori, who had been leading in the early vote count, refused to respect the official results and raised allegations of fraud when Castillo pulled ahead…

César Zelada (2021-06-08). Perú — Movilizarse ante las denuncias de fraude contra Castillo. globalizacion.ca Según la Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales (Onpe), al 96% de actas contabilizadas, el profesor cajamarquino ocupa el primer lugar al obtener 50,280%, mientras que la representante de Fuerza Popular registra un 49,720%, de apoyo, manifestando la polarización política que…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-08). Peru: Fujimori is Using the Same Narrative as Bolivia Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Evo Morales has condemned Peru's far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori for making unsubstantiated fraud allegations as leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has preserved his lead in the official vote count. With 97.3% of actas processed, the likelihood of a reversal has diminished. El mismo discurso de la derecha racista, fascista y golpista: denuncia "fraude" sin…

AlejandraGarcia (2021-06-08). Mexico: Four Indigenous People Murdered During Vote Count. telesurenglish.net On Sunday night, four Indigenous people were shot to death at a voting place in the state of Chiapas after the legislative and local elections concluded. | Related: | The massacre was the result of disputes between the Encuentro Solidario (PES) and Chiapas Unido parties, which were fighting for a municipal mayor's office. | The events occurred at about 9: 30 p.m. on the community basketball court, when the polling…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). 21 Female Candidates Were Murdered in Mexico's Electoral Race. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the civil society organization "Observatoria Ciudadana Todas Mx" revealed that 60 percent of the candidates murdered in Mexico's subnational electoral process were women. | RELATED: | "This is the most violent and hostile electoral process against women since 21 candidates out of 35 murdered during the electoral process were women," activist Yndira Sandoval said. | There were several complaints of sexual or fami…

_____ (2021-06-08). MORENA Party Leads Legislative Elections In Mexico. popularresistance.org Mexico's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party is emerging as the winner of the legislative elections carried out on Sunday | 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 would ensure between 190 and 203 legislators. | After clarifying that the results offered are preliminary, Cordova noted that Morena leads the largest elections in the country's history, in which…

Staff (2021-06-08). Elections in Mexico: AMLO'S Coalition Retains Majority in Congress. orinocotribune.com Mexico held midterm elections on Sunday, June 6. They were labeled as "the largest in the history of Mexico" according to the number of voters who were invited to participate, and by the number of seats that were renewed at the event. Mexico has more than 90 million registered voters, who took to the polls to select 500 deputies, 15 state governors, and more than 20,000 local political offices including mayors and councilors. | According to the preliminary results of the quick vote count published on Sunday night by the National Electoral Institute (INE), the coalition formed by the ruling party National Regenera…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org A teachers demonstration was violently attacked in Puebla, Mexico, while 300 Nyrstar Myra Falls zinc, lead and copper mine workers are striking for the restoration of concessions.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Mexico's ruling Morena party suffers losses in midterm elections. wsws.org The policies of AMLO and his government as to the COVID pandemic have been nothing short of criminal, resulting in at least a half a million excess deaths.

Staff (2021-06-08). "Do Not Come": VP Harris Sends Anti-Migrant Message in Guatemala, Visits Mexico Amid Deadly Election. democracynow.org In her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris is in Mexico City to meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador after first visiting Guatemala to meet with President Alejandro Giammattei. Harris is tasked by President Joe Biden with stemming the flow of Central American migrants fleeing corruption, violence and poverty, even after the two campaigned on allowing more migrants to apply for asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border, and issued a stern warning to migrants: "Do not come." Her visit comes after voters cast their ballots in one of Mexico's largest and deadliest elections in history, as over 80…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). US Vice President Kamala Harris Lands in Mexico from Guatemala. telesurenglish.net The vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, arrived late Monday night in Mexico to meet with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to discuss immigration issues. | Harris was received at the airport of the Mexican capital by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and other government representatives. | RELATED: | The visit of Kamala Harris will last less than 24 hours as she will leave the U.S. on Tues…

John Wojcik (2021-06-08). Tired, poor, huddled masses from Central America are owed entry. peoplesworld.org Vice President Kamala Harris met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei Monday and on Tuesday meets with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Her trip has the announced intention of helping solve the immigration situation at the U.S.' southern border. Harris said in Guatemala that the goal of U.S. policy is to improve conditions …

teleSUR (2021-06-08). 91 Colombians Are Still Missing, Ombudsman's Office Warns. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Ombudsman's Office delivered a report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) showing that 91 people are still missing as a result of the repression unleashed against citizens by the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) since the protests began on April 28. | RELATED: | Ombudsman Carlos Camargo reported 58 murders of citizens. In 20 of these cases, there is sufficient evidence that the killings occu…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-06-08). Dan Cohen on the Israeli Operatives Behind some of Colombia's Most Violent Death Squads. mintpressnews.com Although on opposite sides of the world from each other, Colombia and Israel have much in common. Among other similarities, they are both key outposts of U.S. power in their regions, helping make their neighborhood safe for American businesses and American profits.

teleSUR (2021-06-08). IACHR Calls for Resumption of Dialogue in Visit to Colombia. telesurenglish.net An international human rights organization called on the Colombian government and the National Strike Committee to insist on the path of dialogue to overcome the social crisis that the South American country is going through. | The representation of the international organization indicated that the organization has always insisted that any human rights crisis is solved through dialogue. | RELATED: | They also revea…

Staff (2021-06-08). Still 91 Missing in Colombia's Uprising (Desaparecidos). orinocotribune.com Colombians are still looking for 91 people reported missing during the national strike and demonstrations which began on April 28 and have left at least 20 dead, according to a report delivered this Monday by the Ombudsman's Office to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an organization dependent on the infamous Organization of American States (OAS). Other independent organizations have reported at least 65 deaths in the protests, most of them at the hands of the police. | "The organization has received 783 reports of people who could not been located, of which 317 were discarded… for having r…

Dan Dinello (2021-06-08). Jim Crow and "Lost Cause" 2.0: Trump's Big Lie and GOP Plot to Suppress the Vote. juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — Big Lie propaganda, that the 2020 election was stolen, rewrites history and fuels the current Republican war on democracy. Similarly, Confederate Lost Cause propaganda incited a wave of anti-democratic laws and rewrote the history of the Civil War by asserting that slavery did not cause the War and that …

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-06-08). Chile: the End of Neoliberalism and the Start of a New Chapter in Its History. counterpunch.org The May 15th and 16th elections in Chile, which encompassed concurrently the vote for the 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly as well as the vote for municipal officials and regional governors, has exposed the dismal failure of the government and rightwing parties while sanctioning the triumph of the independent candidates. Results also showed the

jamanetwork (2021-06-08). Centenary of the French Academy of Medicine. jamanetwork.com Our Paris correspondent has told of the celebration, beginning Dec. 20, 1920, of the most important anniversary connected with French medicine—the centenary of the Academy of Medicine, which has the same preeminence in medicine that the general French Academy bears in relation to the more liberal arts. Its roster bears only the names of those who have by years of achievement won recognition in the profession, and there are few below middle life who have been accorded the honor of election. Trousseau, who received the academy prize in 1837 for his classical treatise on laryngeal phthisis, was considered unus…

Chris Winters (2021-06-08). The time to secure voting rights is now or never. nationofchange.org Unless the Democrats can rally to push through legislation that protects the right to vote now and into the future, elections may cease to matter entirely.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Election in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany reveals bankruptcy of Left Party and Social Democrats. wsws.org Through their decades-long support for social cuts and deindustrialisation, the Left Party and SPD have driven desperate elements into the arms of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Tom Voorhees (2021-06-08). Tom's personal view from inside today's Pacifica National Board. indybay.org KPFA and Pacifica radio stations members vote on democratic control of management. At steak is the detreating quality of news and public affairs' with a replacement set of bylaws election happening now in June.

Repost (2021-06-08). " I support efforts to rewrite the by-laws…" indybay.org "The New Day Pacifica Bylaws will correct excesses of the present bylaws by reducing the size of the board, getting the Local Station Boards out of station management, and having direct elections of National Board Members, rather than our present, baroque two stage voting process." – Carol Spooner…

Staff (2021-06-08). New Poll Says Democrats Could Win Over Swing Voters With Paid Leave. truthout.org A new poll has found overwhelming bipartisan support in key battleground states for paid family and medical leave after the pandemic made paid leave a top national priority across ideological lines. Swing state voters, including a solid majority of undecided voters who could decide the next election, say Congress should prioritize passing paid leave as part of a jobs and infrastructure plan as President Biden's attempts at courting Republicans on infrastructure continue to stall — even without pai…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-08). Big Scandal: Emmanuel Macron Slapped In His Face. southfront.org

James Reinl (2021-06-08). US Sanctions Cost Iran Its Vote in UN Assembly. globalresearch.ca The UN said …

Matthew Petti (2021-06-08). Poll: Voters Care More About Ending Endless Wars Than Confronting Enemies. globalresearch.ca New

repost (2021-06-08). Pacifica bylaws comparison. indybay.org KPFA and other Pacifica members : Vote No on the current bylaws referendum. This handy chart shows why.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-08). What Joe Manchin Doesn't Get About the GOP's Voter Suppression. thenation.com What Joe Manchin Doesn't Get About the GOP's Voter Suppression…

Staff (2021-06-08). Facebook Is Right to Ban Trump for 2 Years Say a Majority of American Voters. truthout.org A new poll shows that a slim majority of Americans agree with Facebook's recent decision to ban former President Donald Trump from its platform for the next two years. |

Gaby Blanco (2021-06-08). OPINION: To Fulfill the Promise of Environmental Justice, President Biden Must Address Vieques. latinorebels.com This is a textbook example of environmental racism.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Biden Administration endorses dropping of supplemental unemployment benefits. wsws.org President Biden on Friday emphasized that his administration would not extend enhanced unemployment benefits in the face of Republican claims that the payments were causing workers to refuse low-paying jobs.

Morris CR. (2021-06-08). Expansion of Health Care Services in the US. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recent Viewpoints regarding health care policy and the new Biden administration plans propose the goal of achieving access to health care for every American. Unfortunately, an important question remains that these plans fail to answer: who is going to provide this care?

teleSUR English (2021-06-08). Trump Separated Over 3,900 Migrant Kids From Their Families. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Family Reunification Task Force (FRTF) established by U.S. President Joe Biden reported that over 3,900 migrant children were separated from their families between July 2017 and January 2021. | Related: | The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas said that his institution is committed to reuniting families cruelly separated by President Donald Trump's administration.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Exaggerated claims for G7 tax deal. wsws.org The main promoter of the exaggerations was US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, anxious to advance the claims of the Biden administration that it is taking a lead role in managing the affairs of global capitalism.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Australia, New Zealand prime ministers "in lockstep" over China. wsws.org The leaders' communiqué stressed the solidarity of both prime ministers with the Biden administration's aggressive positioning against China and preparations for war.

Bob Lord (2021-06-08). The Phantom Tax Threat. counterpunch.org The Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded in 1937 by business executives to "monitor the tax and spending policies of government agencies," is once again ringing the alarm bell about tax proposals that impact only the wealthiest among us. President Biden's tax proposals, the Tax Foundation charges, add up to a 61.1-percent tax

WSWS repost (2021-06-08). 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.

DLI (2021-06-08). True Color of Biden(aka Bait-and-Switch maestro!). indybay.org Breaking News! The Biden administration is ready to CUT corporate taxes to just 15%! That's lower than the T-Rump giveaway of 21%(cut from the prior 35%), and it's freaking LOWER than the 19% that middle-class taxpayers have to fork over to the IRS!

Anonymous007 (2021-06-08). Zelensky Disappointed With Biden, Hopes It's All Washington's "Master Plan" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 7th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his "surprise" and "disappointment" that US President Joe Biden allowed Nord Stream 2's first string to complete, and that he wouldn't meet him. | Zelensky

Aram Aharonian (2021-06-08). Biden: Injerencia, hipocresía, intervencionismo bajo la coartada del combate a la corrupción. globalizacion.ca Pueden disfrazarla de Blancanieves, pero es apenas una nueva doctrina para el permanente injerencismo de Washington en otros países, proveniente de un presidente demócrata. De eso se trata la coartada del combate a la corrupción, fuera de fronteras, lanzada por…

Jorge Elbaum (2021-06-08). Estados Unidos — Fronteras infinitas. globalizacion.ca La ofensiva de Washington para impedir que China se convierta en la primera economía mundial. El último jueves de mayo, el Presidente de Estados Unidos Joe Biden ordenó a las 16 agencias de inteligencia dependientes de su gobierno la elaboración…

WSWS (2021-06-08). US further escalates tensions over Taiwan as Biden prosecutes anti-China campaign. wsws.org Washington's donation of vaccines to Taiwan is another provocative step to undermine Beijing and challenge the "One China" policy.

teleSUR (2021-06-08). PAHO Welcomes US Donation of 19 Million COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility. | RELATED: | "This pandemic is far from over, and it is hitting Latin America and the Caribbean severely… Yet only about 8 percent of our citizens have been vaccinated," Etienne warned, adding that the region should be an epicenter for vaccination since i…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-08). NATO chief meets Biden, Pentagon head; blasts Russia for aggression against NATO states, evokes Article 5 war clause. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO chief meets with Biden, Pentagon chief; blasts Russia for aggression against NATO states, evokes Article 5 war clauseRick Rozoff NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on June 7, a week ahead of the military bloc's summit in Brussels. The trip …

Gary Engler (2021-06-08). Top 10 Signs of Looming Fascism. dissidentvoice.org While spending some rather unpleasant months writing about fascists as fictional characters in a new mystery novel, American Fascism, it was necessary to get inside their heads, to imagine how people with their understanding of the world might react to certain events. The book ends when Donald Trump is no longer president, but the threat to …

Peter Bolton (2021-06-08). Even The New York Times Now Admits That It's US Sanctions, Not Socialism, That's Destroying Venezuela. counterpunch.org The facile right-wing talking point that the economic crisis facing Venezuela "proves" that "socialism always ends in failure" has become so hackneyed by overuse that it has attained its own tongue-in-cheek name. The ad Venezuelum, as it has come to be known, has slowly developed into such a tedious and predictable right-wing tactic that it seems to now serve as an all-purpose retort to try to discredit even the most modest of left-of-center proposals. In October 2018, for instance, then-President Trump responded to a plan by progressive Democrats in congress to introduce a bill to establish a system of universal…

Rob Okun (2021-06-08). Petition Calls for Renaming GOP the "Trumpublican Party" counterpunch.org The political opponents of the Democrat Party have a lot of problems; one big one is their name. How is it possible they can maintain the label "Republican" when they've trashed it, bashed it, and mashed it to a pulp? Why would they even want to keep a name for a party Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, even

WSWS (2021-06-08). Twitter censors account of COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones. wsws.org Jones has been censored because she has been one of the most forthright and well-known opponents of the homicidal policy of herd immunity—dubbed "social murder" by the British medical journal BMJ—promoted by Florida Governor DeSantis and former President Donald Trump.

Staff (2021-06-08). Senate Report: Agencies Knew of Threat From Trump Loyalists Weeks Before Jan 6. truthout.org A joint report from the Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee outlines how United States Capitol Police and other intelligence agencies had information in hand about the plans to attack the Capitol on January 6. However, they failed to relay that information to the proper channels ahead of that date to prepare for what eventually happened. | Hundreds of loyalists to former President Donald Trump, wrongly believing that the 2020…

Staff (2021-06-08). Headlines for June 8, 2021. democracynow.org Over 100 Water Protectors Arrested in Minnesota as Mass Civil Disobedience Targets Line 3 Pipeline, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits 420 Parts Per Million, Highest Level in 4 Million Years, "A Two-Track Pandemic": Wealthy Nations Ease Restrictions as COVID Surges in Unvaccinated Countries, ProPublica: Vast Trove of IRS Data Shows How U.S. Billionaires Pay Little in Income Tax, Canadian Police Say Hit-and-Run That Killed Four Was Deliberate Islamophobic Attack, VP Harris to Refugees Fleeing Violence, Poverty and Climate Crisis: "Do Not Come to the U.S.", Supreme Court Rules Immigrants with Temporary Protected Statu…

Danny Haiphong (2021-06-08). Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China. mronline.org The same report paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world | June 8, 2021 | Newswire…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-08). We Don't Have Time to Waste on Cold Wars. thenation.com We Don't Have Time to Waste on Cold Wars…

_____ (2021-06-08). How Palestinian Resistance Altered The Equation. popularresistance.org Jerusalem — The ceasefire on May 21 has, for now, brought the Israeli war on Gaza to an end. However, this ceasefire is not permanent and constant Israeli provocations anywhere in Palestine could reignite the bloody cycle all over again. Moreover, the Israeli siege on Gaza remains in place, as well as the Israeli military occupation and the rooted system of apartheid that exists all over Palestine. | This, however, does not preclude the fact that the 11-day Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip has fundamentally altered some elements about Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, especially the Palesti…

David Swanson (2021-06-08). A World Beyond War or No World at All. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 7, 2021 Remarks on June 7, 2021, to North Texas Peace Advocates. In a world beyond war, . . . death, injury, and trauma from violence would be radically reduced, homelessness and immigration driven by fear would be largely eliminated, environmental destruction would slow considerably, government secrecy would …

WSWS (2021-06-08). Scientists and doctors issue warnings as UK infections continue to rise. wsws.org This media's witch-hunt against scientists, on behalf of the government and big business is wildly out of step with the feeling in the majority of the working class, the primary victims of Covid-19, who are aware of the current dangers.

WSWS (2021-06-08). International Energy Agency report underscores inadequacy of US government response to climate change. wsws.org The IEA report's authors note, "climate pledges by governments to date—even if fully achieved—would fall well short of what is required" to curb the harmful effects of global warming.

Ron Jacobs (2021-06-08). Bipartisan Fear, Bipartisan Aggression: China and The United States. counterpunch.org This past spring, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a bill to the Senate floor called the Strategic Competition Act of 2021. Sponsored by Democrat Menendez from New Jersey and Republican Senator Misch from Idaho, the bill is perhaps the most important piece of legislation regarding US policy towards China in Congress now. It certainly is one of the most belligerent. In short, the legislation is an attempt at further governmental involvement—from the Pentagon to those agencies dealing with trade and commerce—in the ever-intensifying economic rivalry between the United States and the People…

Eds. (2021-06-08). From post-Marxism back to Marxism? mronline.org The catastrophe of the Great War, along with the Russian Revolution of 1917, led to a "second foundation" of Marxism. This was both political, with the birth of the Third International, and theoretical: as Lenin notably said reading Hegel's Science of Logic in the summer 1914, since no Marxist had seriously engaged with the Logic […] | June 8, 2021…

Cross SH, Califf RM, Warraich HJ. (2021-06-08). Rural-Urban Disparity in Mortality in the US From 1999 to 2019. jamanetwork.com This study analyzes all deaths occurring in the US using the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research database from 1999-2019 and the National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme to create population categories per the 2013 US Census classification (large, small- or medium-sized, and rural areas).

The Conversation (2021-06-08). What the Ottoman Empire can teach us about the consequences of climate change — and how drought can uproot peoples and fuel warfare. juancole.com By Andrea Duffy | — In the late 16th century, hundreds of bandits on horseback stormed through the countryside of Ottoman Anatolia raiding villages, inciting violence and destabilizing the sultan's grip on power Four hundred years later and a few hundred miles away in the former Ottoman territory of Syria, widespread protests escalated into a …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-08). Free Market Illusions: What is the US' Endgame in China? counterpunch.org Why does the US advocate a free market while doing its utmost to stifle it? The current US-China economic war is a perfect example of this perplexing question. The legacy of Milton Friedman, the founder of America's modern political economy, was a representation of this very dichotomy: the use, misuse and manipulation of the concept

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-08). NATO carrier strike groups train together in Mediterranean war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO carrier strike groups train together in Mediterranean war gamesRick Rozoff NATO has announced that the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, Britain's new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, their attached multinational carrier strike groups and additional warships and warplanes from other NATO nations have completed maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. Code-named Gallic Strike, …

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-08). Online events with Vijay Prasad, Kate Raworth, Chomsky, Angela Davis, Vandana Shiva, etc. indybay.org Here are some 30 online events taking place over the next couple of weeks (and starting at 10 am today, June 8), featuring people such as Vijay Prasad, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Kate Raworth, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Mickey Huff, Vandana Shiva, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stephanie Midler (2021-06-08). Sunday 6/13: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall at 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605…

Max Lill (2021-06-08). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). 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 …

John Clamp (2021-06-08). Vaccines for Refugee Populations. counterpunch.org Despite the efforts of UN vaccine donation schemes such as COVAX, refugees around the world stand naked in the gale of this pandemic. We should heed the words of UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic, who this week warned: 'The pandemic will be defeated only when vaccinations become available everywhere on an equitable basis.' Equity is proving

Anonymous007 (2021-06-08). Military Situation In Syria On June 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 45 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On June 8, one civilian was killed and others were injured by a car bomb explosion in the town of Al-Rai | On June 7, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Jobas and Dadikh villages | On June 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of T…

South Front (2021-06-08). Video: Northern Syria's Tug of War, Renewed Chaos. globalresearch.ca Northern Syria is …

Juan Cole (2021-06-08). How the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood Saved Israeli Democracy from Netanyahu. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Mervat Oaf writes for al-Jazeera on how Mansour Abbas and his Muslim Brotherhood-inspired United Arab List became unlikely kingmakers in Israeli politics. Israelis of Palestinian heritage comprise a little over 20 percent of the Israeli population, and most of them are Muslims. Their politics, however, has skewed toward leftist parties. …

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-08). Honoring Ramsey Clark on June 13. workers.org Representatives from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Palestine, the Philippines, Malaysia, Serbia, Syria and more will be paying tribute June 13 to Ramsey Clark, a beloved and respected antiwar humanitarian. Clark, a former U.S. Attorney General under the Lyndon Johnson administration from 1967 to 1969, died April 9 after a long illness . . . |

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-08). Tomgram: John Feffer, Still Waiting to Exhale. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let's face it: right now, we Americans know something about dystopias, up close and personal. And here, I'm not just thinking of the almost 600,000 (or is it more than 900,000?) Americans we've lost to Covid-19. What's on …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-08). Why are Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela Managing So Well in the Fight Against Covid-19? libya360.wordpress.com Marc Vandepitte It is curious that the three American countries that are suffering harsh economic sanctions from the United States are doing much better than the others in their fight against covid-19. One thing is certain: the pandemic has highlighted the crisis of the neoliberal and capitalist model. Actual number of deaths from covid As…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-08). On Monday, Venezuela Reports 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases & 15 Deaths. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information Freddy àëáñez reported this Monday, June 7 that in the past 24 hours 1,483 new COVID-19 cases had been recorded in Venezuela, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 243,621. | In the course of the daily reprt offered by President Maduro's administration, the senior official, through his Twitter account @luchaalmada, revealed that 222,788 (92%) patients have recovered, while 8,675 patients are asymptomatic, 7,131 demonstrate mild acute respiratory failure, one thousand have moderate acute respiratory failure, and 293 patients are in Intensive Care…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). UN Committee Ruled on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled on the illegal detention of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and requested the government of Cabo Verde to suspend his extradition process to the United States. | RELATED: | "Pursuant to rule 94 of the Committee's rules of procedure, the State party has been requested to refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Nain Saab Moran to the United States of America wh…

_____ (2021-06-08). Police Brutality: How Protesters Resist State Violence Around the World. popularresistance.org Earlier this year, the introduction of a new "Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts" bill sparked nationwide protests in the United Kingdom that were met with brutality. As activists faced down violent police forces in the streets, Novara turned to the rest of the world to learn from their shared struggle.

Alec Dubro (2021-06-08). China at the Edges. counterpunch.org China is the world's fourth largest country by landmass. It's nearly three times bigger than India, with roughly the same population. It spans roughly four time zones (but uses only one). Its terrain encompasses desert, jungle, plains and river valley—and everything in between. It has 9,000 miles of coastline. In other words, it's big. But

Editorial Team (2021-06-08). Traces of COVID-19 found in Barcelona in March 2019, according to university report. challenge-magazine.org The new findings from Barcelona revealed by the study have not induced a surge in anti-Spanish or anti-Catalan sentiment in the west, further unveiling the ideological nature behind the sinophobic attacks. The US and UK do not blame COVID-19 on China with a well-meant intention to bring about justice for the pandemic, but rather to further their own geopolitical motives.

Abbasi J. (2021-06-08). "Nanotraps" Designed to Capture and Clear SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com An interdisciplinary team led by University of Chicago researchers is designing biodegradable nanomedicines to capture and clear the novel coronavirus. The "nanotraps" are dotted with angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors or SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies that bind the virus and prevent it from infecting cells.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Over 20,000 Sri Lankan health workers strike, defying government laws. wsws.org The health workers strike points to growing opposition to the Rajapakse government's response to the coronavirus pandemic and its attacks on basic rights.

Simon MA. (2021-06-08). Responding to Intimate Partner Violence During Telehealth Clinical Encounters. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses the surge in intimate partner violence (IPV) during the COVID-19 lockdown and provides safe and patient-centered methods for primary care clinicians to screen for IPV and counsel patients during telehealth consultations.

Robinson M. (2021-06-08). A Mothers Gold. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a family medicine intern frames her infant's beginning with another mother's ending from COVID-19 and considers the threads of loss for the mother isolated from her son and imagines her own losses, beginning with her daughter's weaning.

Celeste McGovern (2021-06-08). COVID Hospitalizations, Deaths for the Vaccinated More Than Triple in One Month, CDC Reports. globalresearch.ca Deaths and hospitalizations …

Frye Gaillard (2021-06-08). How COVID-19 Changed the World. progressive.org Lawrence Wright's "The Plague Year" examines the failure of government during the pandemic.

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-06-08). The COVID-19 Attack on the Integrity of Knowledge. globalresearch.ca The promotion by …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). 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." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). 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 …

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-08). Get Back To Work. thenation.com Get Back To Work…

Moderator (2021-06-08). How Do We Help Everyone Who Wants a COVID Vaccine to Get One? scheerpost.com Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York / CC BY 2.0] By Jill Richardson | OtherWords After getting vaccinated, I eagerly returned to some parts of normal life, expecting the essential workers I interacted with would be already vaccinated. After all, they became eligible for the vaccine before I did, and our county has one of the highest rates of vaccinations in the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Dispatches from India: Questions for the Economy. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the prospects for the Indian economy in the coming months, the stance of the Indian government on COVID-19 vaccines and the the situation of doctors in Kashmir…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Over 1,300 Danes Infected With COVID-19 After Full Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Denmark's Statens Serum Institut (SSI) on Monday reported that 1,334 people were infected with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated between the beginning of the country's vaccine rollout on Dec. 27, 2020, and June 1, 2021. | RELATED: | "This equates to 0.1 percent being infected despite vaccination, which is a very low number," said Camilla Foged, professor of vaccine design at the Department of Pharmacy at the Univ…

_____ (2021-06-08). A New Vision That Puts Health Over Profit And Drives Innovation. popularresistance.org There is a struggle right now to push the World Trade Organization to waive patent protections for medicines, vaccines and technology used for the COVID-19 pandemic. James Love of Knowledge Ecology International explains why that would be an important but not sufficient step to increase access to medicines and vaccines. There are steps governments could take right now to share critical information and expertise to lessen the disparities between rich and poor nations in access to vaccines. Love goes on to explain how there could be greater openness in sharing information in general and how pharmaceutical research…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-08). States With More Insured Residents Have Higher COVID-19 Vaccination Rates. cepr.net The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all, but as Sarah Kliff writes in the New York Times, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that "about a third of unvaccinated adults were unsure whether insurance covered the new vaccine and were concerned they might need to pay for the shot." This raises the question of …

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-06-08). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: UNICEF Teachers and students were able to return to school in Lao Cai, Viet Nam, in May 2020 A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either "very worried" (15%) or "somewhat …

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-08). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. juancole.com ( Nicolas J. S. Davies) — A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either "very worried" (15%) or "somewhat worried" (35%) about the virus, while the other half are "not very worried" (30%) …

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Trinidad & Tobago Recorded 2,697 Vaccine Shots in a Single Day. telesurenglish.net In Trinidad and Tobago, COVID-19 mass immunization campaign hit a record number daily on Sunday when 2,697 employees in the manufacturing sector got vaccinated. | RELATED: | The Health Ministry, the Trade and Industry Ministry, and the Manufacturers Association (TTMA) conducted the vaccination drive with AstraZeneca doses. | Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh announced the beginning of a "vaccination system" at regional h…

Global Research News (2021-06-08). Selected Articles: Video: COVID-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemi…

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-06-08). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. zcomm.org Humanity's survival into the 22nd 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."

Associated Press (2021-06-08). Ontario: Man ran over Muslim family with his truck because of their religion. peoplesworld.org TORONTO (AP) — A driver plowed a pickup truck into a family of five, killing four of them and seriously injuring the other in a deliberate attack that targeted the victims because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday. Authorities said a young man was arrested in the parking lot of a nearby mall after …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-08). Poor People's Campaign steps up drive for 'Third Reconstruction'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Lark Yasmin, a soft-spoken single mother from Washington, D.C., put the entire plight of the nation's 140 million poor and near-poor people into one pointed question: "Has anyone ever thought that America is unbearably hard to live in because we are left to fend for ourselves without any support?" The issues facing the poor and …

Shawgi Tell (2021-06-08). 30th Anniversary of Charter Schools: Three Decades of Neoliberal Wrecking. dissidentvoice.org June 4, 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the first charter school law in the United States. Privately-operated charter schools are now legal in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont have no laws enabling the creation of charter schools. About 3.3 million …

Marlo Sausville (2021-06-08). Block the Boat coalition protests Israeli apartheid ship in Elizabeth, NJ. liberationnews.org On June 6, about 500 protestors gathered at Maher Terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to demand that the ZIM Integrated Shipping Services cargo ship scheduled to dock that morning be prevented from unloading. ZIM is Israel's largest cargo shipping company, dealing in Israeli manufactured military technology, armaments and logistics equipment, as well as consumer goods. …

Andrew Wright (2021-06-08). Self-care: You have only yourself to blame. peoplesworld.org Olivia, my colleague, works two "part-time" jobs, or so they are labeled, despite her hours exceeding 60 in a "normal" week. When we see each other on the weekends, she tells me all about the tests she ran at the laboratory and what she lectured about at the college. She has a double academic expertise, …

Eds. (2021-06-08). Q&A: Filmmaker Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez on "Nicaragua Against Empire" & Getting the story right. mronline.org The delegation I was on was called, "No to Sanctions in Nicaragua." The ATC is Nicaragua's oldest and strongest peasant workers union that played a central role in the Sandinista Revolution and was the organization that facilitated the land redistribution of over 4 million acres to peasants from the landlords, owned by the Somoza family […] | June 8, 2021…

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-08). 'Caste': From billionaires to 'untouchables'—a way to understand oppression. peoplesworld.org One evening decades ago, fresh from milking the cows on my family's farm in Sequim, Wash., my mother handed me a slim booklet. "You might find this interesting," she said quietly. It was The Communist Manifesto, and I read it cover to cover. I was 13 years old. I even nodded in agreement when the …

Eds. (2021-06-08). Everyday Life and the Ecological Crisis of Capitalism. mronline.org The book suggests a number of important modifications to the critique of global capitalism and the debates about how to solve the ecological crisis: First, it links production to consumption. | June 8, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-06-08). India: Farmers Burn Copies of Farm Laws Across the Country as Part of Call for 'Sampoorna Kranti Diwas'. orinocotribune.com he protests mark one year of the Modi government bringing in ordinances to push the three controversial farm laws. | New Delhi: Farmers across the country on Saturday burnt copies of the three Central farm laws in front of homes and offices of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs and MPs, observing the completion of a year when these legislations were brought as ordinances last year. | The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) — a collective of over 40 farmers' organisations- had given a call to observe the day as Sampoorna Kranti Diwas or Total Revolution Day, as the day marks the historic call by legendary freed…

John Stanton (2021-06-08). The Hell of the Same: Capitalism Breaks Down and Homogenizes Life, Disconnects the Past, Present and Future. dissidentvoice.org Capitalism is often interpreted as a religion. However, if religion is understood in terms of Religare, as something that binds, then capitalism is anything but a religion because it lacks any force to assemble, to create community…And what is essential to religion is contemplative rest, but this is the antithesis of Capital. Capital never rests. …

Eds. (2021-06-08). 'Rosa Luxemburg' by Dana Mills reviewed by William Smaldone. mronline.org More than 100 years after her murder by counterrevolutionary soldiers during the German Revolution of 1918-1919, Rosa Luxemburg continues to demand attention. | June 8, 2021 | Review…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-08). How the People Blocked the Israeli Apartheid Ship. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem and Walter Smolarek discuss an exciting new victory for the Palestine solidarity movement and more…

Special to People's World (2021-06-08). 76 nations sign the Plastic Pollution Declaration. peoplesworld.org We, representatives of the below states, are alarmed by the high and rapidly increasing levels of plastic pollution and the impacts this has on the environment as well as on livelihoods, health, economies, and well-being. Strengthened action is urgently needed to prevent further discharge of plastic pollution into the environment. Guided by the long-term ambition …

Editor2 (2021-06-08). Kagame's Push to Fight in Mozambique Runs Into Roadblock—Southern African Development Community Does not Want Rwanda's Strongman in the Region. orinocotribune.com By David Himbara — Jun 4, 2021 | General Paul Kagame has been pushing hard to fight in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado where Islamic militants overran US$20 billion French investments. While Mozambique, France and Rwanda are reading from the same playbook, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is not. SADC leaders have rejected Mozambique's attempt to involve the Rwandan strongman in the region's affairs. In response to SADC's rejection, Kagame has sent his foreign minister to SADC to lobby for a role in the Mozambique fight. | Mozambique is unable to protect the US$20 billion French inve…

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-08). The Heat: U.S. immigration crisis. america.cgtn.com U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Central America to address the surge of migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border.

Staff (2021-06-08). "Not Having It": Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. democracynow.org In the largest act of civil disobedience to date to halt the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, more than 100 water protectors led by Indigenous women have been arrested in Minnesota. We get an on-the-ground update on the day of action and how water protectors blockaded a pipeline pump station north of the town of Park Rapids, with many locking themselves to heavy machinery as authorities tried to disperse protesters by sending in a low-flying Customs and Border Protection helicopter which produced a sandstorm. Thousands gathered for a Treaty People Gathering weekend of action to stop Line 3, which would carry more than 7…

Ben Norton (2021-06-08). Cómo USAID creó el aparato mediático antisandinista de Nicaragua, ahora bajo investigación de lavado de dinero. globalizacion.ca Con decenas de millones de dólares a lo largo de años de trabajo, el frente de la CIA, USAID, ayudó a crear y capacitar a la oposición antisandinista de Nicaragua. En el centro de sus operaciones se encuentra la élite…

Prof Nicolas Boeglin (2021-06-08). Infinito Gold vs Costa Rica: Breve análisis del laudo arbitral del CIADI rechazando los principales alegatos de la empresa canadiense por la suspensión de su proyecto minero ubicado en Las Crucitas. globalizacion.ca Este 4 de junio del 2021, fue dado a conocer el laudo arbitral que pone un punto final a la demanda interpuesta en febrero del 2014 por la empresa minera canadiense Infinito Gold contra Costa Rica (véase nota de prensa …

Staff (2021-06-08). Native Water Protectors Test Treaty Rights Strategy as Line 3 Fight Escalates. truthout.org Anishinaabe Water Protector Winona LaDuke paddles to the edge of Shell River at the grounds of her new pipeline resistance camp at Shell City Campground in Minnesota's Huntersville State Forest. Stepping out of her canoe, she tells me she's happy that I got into the water as I wade, pants rolled to my knees, in a shallow area. She shows me and other recent camp arrivals a clam shell she collected from the riverbed. The shell is strong and thick, she notes. It hasn't gone soft from runoff.

Staff (2021-06-08). Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians to Avoid Medical Racism. truthout.org In South Florida, when people want to find a Black physician, they often contact Adrienne Hibbert through her website, "There are a lot of Black networks that are behind the scenes," said Hibbert, who runs her own marketing firm. "I don't want them to be behind the scenes, so I'm bringing it to the forefront." | Hibbert said she got the idea for the website after she gave birth to her son 15 years ago. | Her obstetrician was…

Staff (2021-06-08). Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin. truthout.org As Manchin's next week or two won't be the building falling,…

Staff (2021-06-08). New Analysis Shows Just How Little Richest .001 Percent Pay in Taxes. truthout.org A first-of-its-kind Published Tuesday by the investigative nonprofit ProPublica — which…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-08). Islamist Massacres In Burkina Faso Leave At Least 160 Dead In A Single Day. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 4th, at least 160 civilians, including "volunteer anti-terrorism fighters" were killed in the bloodiest string of Islamist attacks in Burkina Faso since 2015. | Twin attacks in the West African country's volatile northern region, launched within the space of a few hours, left the scores of dead, including 120 children. | The largest massacre took place in Solhan, the capital of the region of the same name near the border with Mali and Niger in the so-called "t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-08). Hate Crime Hit-And-Run In Ontario Leaves 4 Dead, 1 Child Seriously Injured. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 6th, four were killed in in a 'hate crime' hit-and-run in London, Ontario, Canada. | Police said the victims were two women aged 77 and 44, a 46-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl. A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured and is recovering in hospital. | A 20-year-old man is accused of the killing, as well as injuring a child in the hit-and-run incident. | Police told the CBC that the fatal crash was a hate crime and that victims were "targeted because of their Islamic faith."

Anonymous103 (2021-06-08). Senior Iraqi Intelligence Officer Assassinated In Baghdad (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Unidentified gunmen assassinated a senior officer of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in Baghdad, according to Iraqi Interior Ministry source. | The officer was identified as Colonel Nibras Farman, was killed on June 7. The gunmen shot his car with silenced Kalashnikovs in front of his house in the Shia-dominated eastern al-Baladiyat area. |

Anonymous007 (2021-06-08). Ukraine's Armed Forces In Donbass Are Incredibly Demoralized, Survey Shows. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An interesting document leaked online, authored by the deputy commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass, Major General Vladimir Kidon. | The study of the moral and psychological state was carried out in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from March 1 to May 25, 2021 and covered almost 12,000 soldiers and officers. | The main result is that the level of the moral and psychological state of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is low. The 128th Mountain Assault Brigade and 72nd Mech…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-08). Al-Qaeda-Linked JNIM Group Denied Responsibility For Recent Massacre In Burkina Faso. southfront.org Illustrative image | Nusrat al-Islam (officially known as Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin' (JNIM) that is an Al-Qaeda's branch in Sahel has released a statement denying its involvement in the massacre in northern Burkina Faso. | On June 4th, at least Amid the me…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-08). U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Half Complete, Taliban Gains Momentum (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Source: ISWNews | The US has completed more than 50% of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the US Central Command. The withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan started on May 1. | Future updates on the withdrawal process will be less specific because of the "operational security reasons & to preserve force protection," according to the According to the CENTCOM reports, 500 S-17 mili…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-08). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 8, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-08). Twilight of the Pandemic? tomdispatch.com I went to a birthday party recently. The celebrants greeted each other with hugs on the patio. After an outdoor barbeque dinner, we stood shoulder to shoulder around the island in the kitchen, eating cake from small paper plates. We sang "Happy Birthday." Ordinarily, an event like that wouldn't be worth noting, but these aren't exactly ordinary times. In this twilight world of ours, half-in and half-out of a pandemic, hanging around without masks and within spitting distance of vaccinated friends should be considered just this side of miraculous — a combination of luck, privilege, and a stunning series of e…

Azziz-Baumgartner E, Grohskopf L, Patel M. (2021-06-08). Realizing the Potential of Maternal Influenza Vaccination. jamanetwork.com Influenza viruses cause substantial morbidity and mortality in pregnant women and neonates worldwide annually, with higher incidence during pandemics. To reduce disease incidence in these vulnerable populations, the World Health Organization recommended in 2012 that countries prioritize pregnant women for influenza vaccination. Over 2 decades, compelling evidence has accumulated about the complex interplay among risks of influenza virus infection to the mother, the fetus, and the offspring, vs the benefits and safety of vaccination.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-08). Global medical students share their pandemic experiences. imperial.ac.uk Medical students from around the world joined a MEdIC panel discussion to share experiences of their education during the pandemic.

Jared Olson (2021-06-08). In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs. thenation.com In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Leading DSA member Rebecca Garelli lies about WSWS coverage of 2018 Arizona teachers strike. wsws.org Garelli sits on the Steering Committee of the DSA's Democratic Socialist Labor Commission, and her recent falsifications are connected to the DSA's broader attacks against the SEP.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Palestinian solidarity actions at ports across North America. peoplesdispatch.org In response to a call by the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) for an International Week of Action between June 2 and 9, thousands organized protests in major ports of North America. The protesters stopped operations and blocked ships operated by Israeli cargo companies from docking.

_____ (2021-06-08). Israel Carries Out Detention Campaign Against Prominent Palestine Activists. popularresistance.org Israeli occupation forces and police carried out a detention campaign against journalists and activists in Sheikh Jarrah over the weekend, Arab48 and agencies reported. | As part of the campaign, occupation forces raided the house of the prominent activist Muna El-Kurd and detained her. They left a detention order for her brother Mohammed and he later handed himself into the detention centre where his sister was being held. | Many other activists were either detained, summoned or beaten by police including Al Jazeera correspondent Givara Budeiri, who was beaten and detained while covering events at Sheikh Jarrah.

AutumnSun (2021-06-08). 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.

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-08). Israel Wins Big in Washington. globalresearch.ca Now let me …

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-08). Poor People's Campaign Rally for HR 438 and Third Reconstruction. indybay.org Protest and music at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Franisco Federal Building office. Also actions in Sacramento, Oakland, San Mateo, and San Jose.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-08). 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/

Global Witness (2021-06-08). The Supply Chain Linking Beef to Amazon Deforestation, with Banks' Backing. globalresearch.ca In this new …

WSWS (2021-06-08). Oppose the United Workers Union's threats and intimidation against the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)! wsws.org The union is trying to stop workers from hearing, discussing and reading a socialist alternative to its collaboration with management and isolation of the General Mills strike in Sydney.

WSWS Repost (2021-06-08). A turning point in the US and global class struggle. indybay.org What is the nature of a true labor union? US Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party David North explains why the underreported event of workers rejecting a corrupt AFL-CIO-affiliated United Auto Workers contract is marking a new and important historical phase for workers around the world.

_____ (2021-06-08). 'Treaty People Gathering' Resists Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org As summer approaches, and the wet season moratorium is over, construction for the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline is ramping back up during early June. This increase in work was expected by water protectors, who made a call-out for activists to gather in Indigenous Anishinaabe territory to escalate protests against the pipeline project to transport diluted bitumen (tar sands + toxic diluent).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Taliban continues attacks on various provinces in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org More than 130 persons including 102 security forces and 28 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan in the four days preceding Monday, June 7. On Saturday, at least 11 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb in Badghis province. | Though no militant outfit has taken responsibility for the explosion, the governor of Badghis blamed the Taliban. | Between June 3 and 4, as many as 119 individuals were reportedly killed in a number of clashes in at least 10 provinces. At least 196 Afghan security forces were also injured in this period. | Tolo news reported that the casualties inflicted on the insurgents were also h…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-08). The Laura Flanders Show: Minneapolis is not giving up on police abolition. roarmag.org In the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, expectations were high that if systems-change around policing were possible anywhere, it might be in the progressive city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the anniversary of Floyd's death, there have been many heartfelt memorials but fewer in-depth investigations into what's happening on the abolition front. So what's the reality? | In this episode, Laura takes a look behind the headlines, to speak with the Minneapolis activists and city council members at the heart of the story. The problem of police racism — and of police in general — has been with us f…

WSWS (2021-06-08). JDE coffee workers at Banbury issued dismissal notices in "fire-and-rehire" dispute. wsws.org The Unite union bureaucracy is pitting Banbury workers against their tens of thousands of class brothers and sisters internationally who are employed by the same conglomerate, JDE Peet's.

Middle East Eye (2021-06-08). Canadian Muslim Family Killed in 'Premeditated' Attack, Police Say. globalresearch.ca Police in the …

WSWS (2021-06-08). Met Opera soloists oppose cuts as 2021—2022 season approaches. wsws.org Leading soloists at the opera company are rebelling in the face of demands for drastic cuts in salary.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Chilean miners go out on indefinite strike. wsws.org The miners' strike is part of a developing wave of global class scale whose objective significance is the fight to save lives and livelihoods from a capitalist-made crisis.

David Perlman, Ashly Jordan (2021-06-08). Why We Should Abolish the Senate. counterpunch.org While mainstream media focus on issues related to 'bipartisanship' in the United States Senate, and on issues of Senate procedures such as decisions to use or allow use of the filibuster, or supermajority requirements for bill passage or bill consideration, they ignore a more fundamental issue: the deliberate choice to have both a Senate and

WSWS (2021-06-08). Autoworkers, logistics workers, teachers voice support for striking Volvo workers. wsws.org The courageous stand taken by the Volvo workers has inspired workers around the country and internationally. In statements of support Monday, workers expressed their solidarity with the striking workers and opposed efforts by the UAW to isolate their struggle.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Nine facts striking Volvo workers need to know about the company and the UAW. wsws.org Workers on strike need information about the company and its financial position just like an army going into battle performs reconnaissance to learn its opponents' strengths and weaknesses.

Westmoreland TM, Bloche M, Gostin LO. (2021-06-08). The Expansion of Health Care Services in the US—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Morris that health care professional shortages, and especially maldistribution of physicians and nurses, could detract from any health reform designed to reduce the number of uninsured individuals. The adequacy of the supply of health care professionals and the inequitable distribution of trained professionals by geography and specialty have been long-standing issues in state and federal health policy.

Cristina Escobar (2021-06-08). Natalie Morales on Why We Need More Latina Comedies. latinorebels.com Women are whole people after all, even if we're not normally portrayed that way.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-08). Adolescents With Autism Face Multiple Unmet Health Needs. jamanetwork.com Although mental and physical health problems are far more common among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, a recent study showed that they're about half as likely as their peers without autism to be given guidance on transitioning from pediatric to adult health care.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Chilean miners go out on indefinite strike. wsws.org The miners' strike is part of a developing wave of global class struggle whose objective significance is the fight to save lives and livelihoods from a capitalist-made crisis.

Ron Ridenour (2021-06-08). How Denmark Got in Bed with US Spy Agency. counterpunch.org Latest revelations concerning Denmark's systematic spying upon its closest neighbor leaders—Germany, France, Norway and Sweden—since 2013 were broadcast and published online recently by the public service medium Danmark Radio (DR). Earlier revelations were made public last August and December through a military analyst whistleblower. What is new about this treachery to its own people and

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-08). ajor NATO build-up in Romania as Black Sea conflict with Russia worsens. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Major NATO build-up in Romania as Black Sea conflict with Russia worsensRick Rozoff The U.S. is funding a $152-million construction project in Romania to transform the Romanian air base in Câmpia Turzii into a "new major hub for NATO aircraft in the Black Sea region," in the words of a report from Balkan Insight of …

Henry Cisneros (2021-06-08). Comment: If You Build It, We Will Thrive. progressive.org Infrastructure is connected to the most important progressive goals in the United States today.

Raouf Halaby (2021-06-08). Please Observe Two Minutes of Silence to Honor Memory of USS Liberty Sailors. counterpunch.org Today is June 8, 2021, a day to observe two minutes of silence to honor the memory of the 36 US Navy sailors who were brutally killed by Israeli jet fighters and torpedo boats. On the same day, June 8, 1967, 167 sailors were wounded and strafed with napalm. Fifty-four (54) years later these brave

George Wuerthner (2021-06-08). What is Forest Health? counterpunch.org In an article in the Bozeman Chronicle about the North Bridger Timber sale, the Forest Service justifies logging the forests based on what it calls "forest health". The agency claims logging will "restore" resiliency. But few ask what exactly constitutes a healthy forest ecosystem? The agency defines forest health as a lack of tree mortality,

jamanetwork (2021-06-08). Error in Supplement. jamanetwork.com The Original Investigation titled "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses in the US, 2010-2017," published in the January 12, 2021, issue of JAMA, included an error in the Supplement that inadvertently included 2 "in remission" International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification codes. This was corrected and an updated Supplement has been provided online. All other information in the Supplement was correct and is unchanged.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Austria's Black-Green government agitates against Muslims. wsws.org The Austrian government has launched a deliberate provocation against the country's Muslim population in the form of a so-called "Islam Map."

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-08). Tick Bites Send Concerned Patients to the Emergency Department. jamanetwork.com US residents averaged nearly 50‚ÄØ000 annual emergency department (ED) visits—or 1 out of every 2000 trips to the ED—for tick bites between 2017 and 2019, according to CDC surveillance data.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Second worker death at Mar-Jac Poultry in Mississippi since December. wsws.org Bobby Butler, age 48, was the second worker at the poultry processing plant in Hattiesburg to die on the job since December.

Rick Sterling (2021-06-08). How Billion-Dollar Foundations Fund NGOs to Manipulate U.S. Foreign Policy: A Case Study from Nicaragua. covertactionmagazine.com U.S. foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire-funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth who, through "philanthropy," flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market." Because many of these …

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-06-08). Memory as a Confessional You Never Want to Leave. counterpunch.org So the great affair is over but whoever would have guessed It would leave us all so vacant and so deeply unimpressed It's like our visit to the moon or to that other star I guess you go for nothing if you really wanna go that far — Leonard Cohen, "Death of a Ladies' Man"

_____ (2021-06-08). Resistance And Aid. popularresistance.org In the villages, cities and regions of Rojava, in the predominantly Kurdish north east of Syria, political upheaval has resulted in the largely decentralised self-administration of many areas, including health, economy, law, education and internal security. The Rojava revolution led to both the secularisation and democratisation of institutions that had, until then, been controlled by an elitist-centralist national state. But what exactly does this mean? How is Rojava's decentralisation expressed in everyday life? Located in north eastern Rojava, Amûdê County demonstrates what decentralisation and self-administra…

Zack Kaldveer, Sherry Gendelman (2021-06-08). Protecting Pacifica. Saving Independent Radio. Building a Progressive Movement. counterpunch.org "We are in a battle for the heart and soul of Pacifica…At stake is whether Pacifica represents the highest standards of journalistic integrity, or a mix of snake oil quackery and fake radicalism." —Sonali Kolhatkar, Host of "Rising Up with Sonali" The past two decades of incompetent leadership has left Pacifica Radio on life support.

Norman Stockwell (2021-06-08). The Meaning of Light and Power. progressive.org An interview with former Congressmember Dennis Kucinich.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia return to the picket lines: A turning point in the US and global class struggle. wsws.org The overwhelming rejection of the UAW's attempted sellout by a powerful contingent of industrial workers is the latest manifestation of an upsurge of working-class militancy, which is assuming the form of an insurgency against the UAW and other AFL-CIO affiliated unions.

_____ (2021-06-08). Puerto Rican workers: No peace if energy is privatized. popularresistance.org LUMA customers are already encountering new fees and significantly higher bills than formerly paid to the public Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority. Thousands of PREPA workers have lost their jobs. The privatization has fueled demonstrations including encampments and picket lines at plant gates. Further actions could lead to mass protests similar to those in summer 2019 that forced former Governor Pedro Rosselló to resign.

_____ (2021-06-08). Who's paying the human costs of plastic pollution? popularresistance.org The problem is that plastic pollution isn't just an issue of waste accumulation—plastics are also manufactured and often incinerated in communities where poor people and people of color are rarely consulted or alerted to the risks. Our communities are living this pollution every day and understand the connections between air, water, land, ocean, and human health in very personal and concrete ways.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-08). As Russia watches: U.S. conducts artillery exercise in Norwegian Arctic as part of 50-day drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As Russia watches: U.S. conducts artillery exercise in Norwegian Arctic as part of 50-day drills Rick Rozoff U.S. Army Europe and Africa is conducting a series of field artillery exercises as part of 50-day drills in Europe and Africa "to exercise the rapid deployment of long-range precision fires and joint forcible entry fires across two …

WSWS (2021-06-08). Residents angered over terms of Flint, Michigan water crisis settlement as concerns over bone scans mount. wsws.org Subjecting themselves and their children to an irradiating bone scan is the only way within the scope of the present settlement that residents can hope to get compensated for more than $1,000 per household.

WSWS (2021-06-08). New York educators oppose Governor Cuomo's efforts to lift mask mandates in K-12 schools. wsws.org The new guidance issued Friday caused such opposition and confusion that by Sunday night the Cuomo administration was forced to issue a semi-retraction, pending approval from the CDC.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Over 10,000 University of California researchers petition for United Auto Workers union membership. wsws.org UC researchers desperately need fighting organizations, but the United Auto Workers will give them nothing but dashed hopes.

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-06-08). The near total strike in Lesotho's garment sector enters fourth week. peoplesdispatch.org Protesting against the government's failure to review the minimum wage for two consecutive years, 38,000 of roughly 40,000 workers in Lesotho's garment industry have downed tools since May 14…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-08). How Billion-Dollar Foundations Fund NGOs to Manipulate U.S. Foreign Policy: A Case Study from Nicaragua. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Sterling U.S. foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire-funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth who, through "philanthropy," flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market." Because many…

Brett AS. (2021-06-08). The Routine General Medical Checkup. jamanetwork.com During the mid-20th century, the routine checkup became an annual ritual among people with access to medical care in the US. A complete physical examination and performance of various laboratory tests—neither of which were standardized or tailored specifically to patients' needs or risk profiles—were assumed to constitute good preventive medical care. However, clinicians and researchers began to question the value of this practice, and, in 1976, Canada preceded the US in establishing a task force to develop a more logical, evidence-influenced, and cost-effective approach to health promotion and diseas…

Michael Geist (2021-06-08). Freedom of Expression. Trudeau Government Plans Motion to Stop Bill C-10 Debate. globalresearch.ca Earlier this week, …

El Faro English (2021-06-08). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Wants Us to Talk About Bitcoin. latinorebels.com The reason remains unclear against an increasingly complex political and economic backdrop in El Salvador.

Abbasi J. (2021-06-08). Mobile Device App Helps Distinguish Toddlers With Autism. jamanetwork.com A prototype app reliably distinguished toddlers with autism from those with typical development in a National Institutes of Health—funded study. The app uses a tablet or smartphone's camera to record eye-gaze patterns while children watch short videos on the device.

Levitt L. (2021-06-08). The Expansion of Health Care Services in the US—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Morris makes the important point that health coverage does not necessarily translate into access to health care. That is why I believe it is more appropriate to use the term "universal coverage" as the goal of many health reform proposals rather than "universal health care," as I did in my Viewpoint.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Student groups in Netherlands seek abolition of loan system. peoplesdispatch.org Student and youth groups in the Netherlands have demanded the government to abolish the current system of student loans that has indebted a generation of students. They have demanded a basic grant or a comparable form of universal basic financing…

WSWS (2021-06-08). German trade unions support destruction of jobs and worksite closures at Lufthansa Technik. wsws.org Lufthansa Technik GmbH, a subsidiary controlled 100 percent by Lufthansa, plans to close its worksites in Bremen, Dàºsseldorf, Hannover, and Leipzig, while the closure of sites in Hamburg and Frankfurt is taking place in stages.

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Spain's President Pedro Sanchez To Arrive in Argentina. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, President Alberto Fernandez will receive Spain's President Pedro Sanchez who arrives in Argentina to relaunch economic ties. | RELATED: | They are expected to hold an official meeting at the Pink House on Wednesday when a strategic partnership memorandum for 2021-2023 will be signed. | Sanchez will meet Argentinean business sector representatives and the Spanish community residing in this country. He will also p…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Australian health workers demand strike action to address pay cuts, understaffing and unsafe conditions. wsws.org The opposition among overworked and underpaid health workers is coming into conflict with the trade union apparatuses, which have shut down strikes and refused to mobilise broader support.

Walter K. (2021-06-08). Patient Information: Cough. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes medical evaluation and treatment of cough based on its subtypes of acute, subacute, and chronic duration.

Abbasi J. (2021-06-08). Robots Induce Parkinson Disease Hallucinations. jamanetwork.com About 50% of patients with Parkinson disease (PD) experience the sensation that someone is nearby when no one is present. Minor hallucinations including these so-called presence hallucinations often appear early in the disease course, manifesting before motor symptoms in as many as a third of patients. What's more, PD hallucinations are associated with psychosis, cognitive decline, and death, making them a potential marker for poor clinical outcomes. Yet because many patients are reluctant to report these hallucinations and physicians may not ask about them, they often go undiagnosed.

Hirji S, Cifu AS, Kaneko T. (2021-06-08). Intervention for Patients With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the ACC/AHA guideline for the treatment of patients with valve disease, with an emphasis on mitral regurgitation.

Rohan Rice (2021-06-08). Nicaragua's Green Revolution. globalresearch.ca While large polluting …

Amanda Mills (2021-06-08). Water protectors join together in march to halt Line 3 pipeline. nationofchange.org "Find your bravery, find your community, find your truth. Stand with us and Stop Line 3."

Leon Kunstenaar, AROC event notice (2021-06-08). 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.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-08). 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/

GINIW Collective (2021-06-08). Hundreds in Lockdowns and Blockades to Stop Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota. indybay.org Hundreds are locked down and in blockades to stop Enbridge Line 3 in Northern Minnesota today, June 7, 2021. Jane Fonda is among those defending the water.

Common Cause (2021-06-08). Thursday 6/10: 50th Anniversary of Common Cause Virtual Celebration. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS repost (2021-06-08). "Wuhan lab" theory proponent Nicholas Wade pushed racist pseudo-science in 2014 book. indybay.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.

WSWS Repost (2021-06-08). University of California researchers petition for United Auto Workers union membership. indybay.org UC researchers desperately need fighting organizations, but the United Auto Workers will give them nothing but dashed hopes.

DXE (2021-06-08). Sunday 6/20: June Vegan Popup! indybay.org Unity Park in Richmond…

DXE (2021-06-08). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-08). Palestinians Backed by Education Unions UESF & UTLA Who Protest US Aid For Israel. indybay.org California education unions UESF in San Francisco and UTLA in Los Angeles have acted to support Palestinians, support the blockade of Israel and opposed US military and economic aid for Israel. Two members discuss their actions…

Alzheimer's Association of Northern CA (2021-06-08). Thursday 6/10: Conversation About the Brain: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Teach-in. indybay.org Online event via Zoom or FB livestream…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). Wednesday 6/23: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-08). Extinction Rebellion Unveils New Clarion Alley Mural. indybay.org Mural unveiled with song and dance but message is somber…

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