Daily Archives: June 13, 2021

2021-06-13: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-06-13). Israel's New PM Bennett called Evil by Fundamentalist Jewish Parties even as He plans more Expropriation of Palestinians. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The new government of extreme-right Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, set to be approved on Sunday afternoon by the Israeli parliament, has big plans for Occupied Palestine. Nidal Muhammad Watad at the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that Bennett boasts that his government, despite being based on an 8-party coalition that …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-13). Peru: What Will be the Nature of a Pedro Castillo Government? globalresearch.ca As we go to press, June 11, 2021, the results published by Peru's National Electoral Processes Office (ONPE) point in favor of Perú Libre's candidate José Pedro Castillo Terrones against Fuerza Popular's Keiko Fujimori. | Fujimori has claimed fraud and …

_____ (2021-06-13). Let's Not Forget The Suffering The United States Has Inflicted On Guatemala. popularresistance.org "I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border," she said at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on June 7. "Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border." | Harris's comments drew criticism from organizations advocating for asylum seekers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‚ÄëN.Y.) wrote on Twitter that seeking asylum at the U.S. border is "100% legal" and called on the United States to "finally acknowledge its contributions to destab…

Juan Cole (2021-06-13). Israel's New PM Bennett called Evil by Fundamentalist Jewish Parties even as He plans more Expropriation of Palestinians. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The new government of extreme-right Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, set to be approved on Sunday afternoon by the Israeli parliament, has big plans for Occupied Palestine. Nidal Muhammad Watad at the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that Bennett boasts that his government, despite being based on an 8-party coalition that …

Global Research News (2021-06-13). Netanyahu's Last Hurrah? globalresearch.ca On the cusp of being replaced as Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu isn't going quietly into that good night — far from it. | After extremist settlers and other far-right elements were denied permission for an unacceptable march through Occupied East Jerusalem's …

Olivia Engling (2021-06-13). G7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade. indybay.org The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Anti-Netanyahu protesters celebrate victory ahead of ouster. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Occupied Quds "one last time" to celebrate their "victory," ahead of a crucial vote in the Knesset, which is all but guaranteed to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power.

T.J. Coles (2021-06-13). The CIA and the Israeli Left. counterpunch.org Image by America's domestic activists have achieved a great deal. In particular, they have pressured Joe Biden into moving significantly to the left—though, not nearly left enough, given

Walden Bello (2021-06-13). Why Biden Might not be Able to Extricate the US from its Middle East Quagmire. zcomm.org Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep…

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The 14 people arrested had camped out at the Bergen County Jail the previous night to try and stop the deportation of Marvin Jerezano Peña, a father from Red Bank, New Jersey who migrated from Mexico to the United States as a child. He had been arrested by ICE and was being held for marijuana possession, something now fully legal in the state. Nevertheless, ICE planned to deport Peña.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-13). Campaigns for Presidential, City Council elections in Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) —The campaigning for 13 Presidential Election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election) and City Council in Hamedan has intensified as voting day approaches.

Brian Mier (2021-06-13). Lava Jato: Sergio Moro's 7 Crimes of Judicial Bias. orinocotribune.com By Brian Mier — Jun 8, 2021 | The Brazilian Supreme Court just released its March, 2021, 411 page ruling that reverses all Lava Jato related convictions against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and initiates an investigation of 7 counts of felony judicial bias against disgraced former judge and Justice Minister Sergio Moro. | When the ruling was first announced, many journalists were quick to credit the Intercept, for it's slow-motion leaking of a small portion of the Telegram conversations between prosecutors revealed by hacker Wagner Delgatti in what is now called Operation Spoofing. Delgatti him…

WSWS repost (2021-06-13). Near-unanimous strike authorization vote by 5,000 University of California lecturers. indybay.org University of California lecturers living on poverty wages have voted 96 percent in favor of striking, while the American Federation of Teachers seeks to prevent any strike from taking place.

_____ (2021-06-13). United Kingdom: Members Of Parliament Call On Joe Biden To Free Assange. popularresistance.org "Our countries are … increasingly confronted with the contradiction of advocating for press freedom abroad while holding Mr. Assange for years in the UK's most notorious prison at the request of the US government," the letter says. "We appeal to you to drop this prosecution, an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe."

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-13). USA's Sordid Role in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The situation in Afghanistan remains bleak. In late April 2021, US President Joe Biden announced an apparent withdrawal from the Central Asian country. However, the facts on the ground indicate that America's longest war has merely been downsized. 16,000 military contractors and more than 1,000 US troops will stay in Afghanistan; aerial bombardments, drone strikes …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-13). USA's Sordid Role in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The situation in Afghanistan remains bleak. In late April 2021, US President Joe Biden announced an apparent withdrawal from the Central Asian country. However, the facts on the ground indicate that America's longest war has merely been downsized. 16,000 military contractors and more than 1,000 US troops will stay in Afghanistan; aerial bombardments, drone strikes …

_____ (2021-06-13). Climate Crisis Protestors Hit The Beach At The G7 Summit. popularresistance.org Falmouth, England — Hundreds of environmental protesters took to the Cornish seaside Saturday morning in a bid to draw the attention of world leaders and the international media outlets that have descended on southwest England for the G-7 summit. | Some protesters paddled out to sea, while others sunbathed on the beach wearing masks of leaders' faces. | A crowd of surfers, kayakers and swimmers gathered Saturday on a beach in Falmouth for a mass "paddle out protest" organized by the group Surfers Against Sewage, which is campaigning for more action to protect oceans. | U.S. President Joe Biden and fellow le…

Scott Parkin (2021-06-13). We Canceled Keystone: Now it's Time to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline. counterpunch.org Image credit: Giniw Collective. | This week, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were finally terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) project after over a decade resistance from the Alberta tar sands to Wall Street to the White House to the Gulf Coast. | It stirs a lot of feelings and memories for me. I've devoted myself to climate direct action for over two decades. Half of it, I spent fighting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through my KXL journey, I was arrested sitting-in the White House, recruited tens of thousands to pledge to take action, trained thousands in direct action to disrupt Obama…

Staff (2021-06-13). Israeli occupation launches arrest wave targeting Palestinian leftists, community leaders. samidoun.net Israeli occupation forces have targeted a number of prominent Palestinian organizers in the occupied West Bank of Palestine with raids and arrests in the past several days, including several leading Palestinian leftist political figures and activists. On Monday, 7 June, Omar Shehadeh, a high-profile political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was seized by occupation forces as he attempted to enter occupied Jerusalem at the Qalandiya checkpoint. Shehadeh, 68, who has represented the PFLP at the PLO Executive Committee, has repeatedly spoken out to demand an end to Palestinian Authority…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-13). On 'conflict', 'peace' and 'genocide': Time for new language on Palestine and Israel. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing "genocide" in Gaza. "I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Ruffalo wrote, adding: "It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Enemies' plans for Iran Presidential Election. en.mehrnews.com &nbsp…

Robert Hunziker (2021-06-13). Toxic Chemicals Engulf the Planet. dissidentvoice.org Worldwide chemical emissions are six times global warming emissions. This hidden dilemma is fully exposed in a superbly researched new book by science writer Julian Cribb: Earth Detox, How and Why We Must Clean Up Our Planet, Cambridge University Press, scheduled for release August 2021. The planet has become a toxic soup of tested, untested, …

Jonathan Flowers (2021-06-13). 'We moved a mountain': Colorado pre-K teachers win a union. liberationnews.org Most of all, the Jefferson County preschool teachers are looking forward to having a collective voice.

_____ (2021-06-13). NYT's Africa: A Place of Failure and No Leadership. popularresistance.org "…Living in a postcolonial African education system that still relies heavily on Western literature, one becomes intimately aware of how the world sees Africa. Still, I have always bristled against what is now famously called "the single story," which presents Africa as a one-dimensional scene of tragic suffering and endless despair. Coverage of Covid-19 in Africa, despite the continent's relatively low infection rates, is disproportionately grim and macabre compared to the rest of the world, as two New York Times articles illustrated."

Moderator (2021-06-13). There's No 'Labor Shortage.' There's a Wage Shortage. scheerpost.com Truthout] By Jim Hightower | OtherWords At a recent congressional hearing on America's so-called "labor shortage," megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: "People actually have a lot of money, and they don't particularly feel like going back to work." Dimon is a billionaire who may be unaware that most people are living paycheck to paycheck. Since COVID-19 hit…

anonymous (2021-06-13). Journalist, Activist Kevin Gallagher Has Died. indybay.org Kevin Gallagher, age 36, was found deceased at his home in San Francisco. This announcement was made yesterday on June 10th. Gallagher was an an activist, journalist and researcher who raised awareness about the surveillance industry. Cause of death has not been announced at this time.

_____ (2021-06-13). Pentagon Adds $150 Million to Ukraine's War Chest. strategic-culture.org By Rick ROZOFF | NATO's Allied Command Operations website reports today that the military alliance completed the eight-day Crystal Arrow 2021 exercise which was run by U.S. Army forces in conjunction with two NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Groups, from Latvia and Lithuania. (The other two NATO Battle Groups are in Estonia and Poland.) | The following paragraph is a condensed case study in NATO war plans: | "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe came together to support and participate with NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Latvia to increase cooperation, compatibility and interoper…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-13). The Elephant in the Room: Cell Phones. globalresearch.ca It is difficult to talk to addicts about addictions and it is even harder to do so when their embrace of the drug of choice has dire consequences. | I once asked the ether if God had a cell phone, and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Staff (2021-06-13). Take action 12-19 June: Week of Action to Free Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Join the international week of action between 12 and 19 June for the liberation of Georges Abdallah! Georges Abdallah is a Lebanese Communist struggler for Palestinian liberation imprisoned in France since 1984 and the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. The call for this international week of action was launched by the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah and supported by a joint appeal signed by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, alongside many other organizations, emphasizes that "Your release is our determination and our commitment,…

Staff (2021-06-13). 19 June, Paris: National demonstration for the liberation of Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 2: 30 pm Place des Fetes Paris, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/469848320788391 FREE GEORGES ABDALLAH, OUR STRUGGLE, OUR FIGHT! Demonstrate, June 19, 2021, to demand his release! Georges Abdallah, our struggle, our fight! His release is our determination! Georges Abdallah, our struggle, our fight, because we are on the side of the oppressed and not the oppressor! Emancipation and freedom! Insubordination and insurrection! Revolt is a just and legitimate right! Anger and dignity! Georges Abdallah, our struggle, our fight, to unmask the systems of exploitation, of domination &#150…

Staff (2021-06-13). 13 June, Austin, TX: Demand freedom for Georges Abdallah — Art party and solidarity video. samidoun.net First event: Sunday, 13 June 3 pm Chestnut Pocket Park, Austin TX Second event: Tuesday, 15 June 6: 30 pm Mueller Park Austin, TX More info: www.instagram.com/p/CQBwOZLFNfS/ Join PSC (the Palestine Solidarity Committee of Austin, TX) and Red Aid as we gather to create a solidarity video for the international week of action (called by Pour la Libération de Georges Abdallah) to demand that France release Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese freedom fighter for Palestine and Europe's oldest political prisoner. George has been eligible for release since 1999 and between 2004 and 2020, nine of his parole requests hav…

Staff (2021-06-13). Venezuela's Bolivarian Oxygen Route: How Venezuelans Are Facing COVID-19 Challenges. orinocotribune.com In Venezuela, workers' productive councils, students' teams from the Jesús Rivero Bolivarian Workers' University (UBTJR), and Workers' Militia in SIDOR, PDVSA Petroleum Services, in coordination with regional governments, mayors, the General Health Services and organized communities, are supplying liquid oxygen to the public healthcare system of Venezuela. | In about two months, they have supplied more than 40% of the demand for oxygen in the public healthcare system, which is particularly necessary for treatment of patients with COVID-19. They have provided 100% of the requirements of the industrial clinics of P…

_____ (2021-06-13). US Compels Small African Country To Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. popularresistance.org Upon landing in Cabo Verde, Saab was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, who is a lawfully appointed diplomatic agent of Venezuela, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. | Saab faces US charges with a maximum penalty of 160 years imprisonment. To put Saab's potential sentence into perspective, the reportedly rogue Cabo Verde soldier who murdered eleven in the 2016 Monte Tchota massacre on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago received a 35-year sentence. | Although Saab had not violated any law in Cabo Verde, the US has…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Venezuela gets new shipment of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — A new batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela, Russian Ambassador to the Latin American country Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.

_____ (2021-06-13). How to Wreck a Black Nation In the Age of "Black Lives Matter" popularresistance.org Today you play a more nuanced game and you recruit Black politicians and Black terrorist groups who are willing to play along. Obfuscate, confuse, confound, so as to hide your true intentions, that is how you play the game in this day and age.

Moderator (2021-06-13). On Contact: Hedges with Jenny Chan on 'Dying for an iPhone'. scheerpost.com On his show "On Contact" this week, Chris Hedges talked to Professor Jenny Chan about the people in China who make iPhones, iPads and Kindles, driving the huge profits of two of the world's most powerful companies — Foxconn, the world's largest provider of electronics manufacturing services, and Apple with its $2 trillion in market …

Staff (2021-06-13). G7's $40 trillion project seeking to compete with China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — G7 leaders have unveiled a project dubbed 'Build Back Better World' to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-13). 48 people killed, wounded in a gas pipe explosion in China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — A gas pipe explosion in a residential complex in China killed 11 people and wounded 37 others.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-13). China tests 'carrier killer' amid tensions with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Following the recent provocative visit of US senators to Taiwan, the Chinese military demonstrated its ability to deploy and fire ballistic missiles designed to attack aircraft carriers.

Staff (2021-06-13). China says G7 format is outdated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Beijing has slammed the group of seven amid the Cornwall summit, stressing that the whole format is outdated.

_____ (2021-06-13). VIDEO: G7 Summit Disconnected From Global Reality. strategic-culture.org The summit is showing itself to be out of touch with the times and needs of a world that has changed dramatically from when the elite club was formed nearly 50 years ago. China is the second biggest world economy. Why isn't it present in talks this week?

Mike Whitney (2021-06-13). The Killer in the Bloodstream: the "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca "From the beginning Covid has been a conspiracy against health and life. Covid is a profit-making agenda and an agenda for increasing arbitrary government power over people. There should be massive law suits and massive arrests of those who block …

Editor2 (2021-06-13). "Standing Tall Against The 'Double Pandemic' of COVID-19 and the Blockade" (Interview). orinocotribune.com Interview with Cuban Ambassador Josefina Vidal | The importance of the Cuban Revolution cannot be overestimated. For over 60 years, it has stood as a beacon for workers and oppressed people all over the world, and particularly in Latin America. It has survived the six-decades-long US blockade, the overthrow of socialism in the USSR and Eastern Europe, and now, deep global economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Longtime peace and solidarity activists Miguel Figueroa and Larry Wasslen interviewed Cuban Ambassador to Canada Josefina Vidal, to discuss the current context for the Cuban Revolution. People…

WSWS repost (2021-06-13). 600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism "normalizes" mass death. indybay.org As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease.

Staff (2021-06-13). US: FDA Asks J&J To Discard Millions of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Food & Drug Administration on Friday said Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) must dump millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine manufactured at a Baltimore factory plagued with sanitary problems. | While the federal agency cleared about 10 million doses, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-13). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid vaccine is presented to public opinion …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-13). COVID-19 FACTS JUNE 2021 UPDATES. southfront.org Illustrative image | The article was originally published on Overview: | Lethality: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 …

Asad Rehman (2021-06-13). "Our House Is on Fire" zcomm.org Activists Urge G7 to Immediately Address Climate, Vaccine Apartheid & Poverty…

_____ (2021-06-13). Building an anti-imperialist climate justice movement. popularresistance.org Eco-nationalism, eco-modernism, green social democracy and democratic socialist iterations of the Green New Deal all come under scrutiny and all are found wanting. Each in their own way, Max argues, are too attached to what Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen call "the imperial mode of living." A way of life predicated on the subordination of the Global South to the needs, wants and desires of the Global North. And each, in their own way, denies the sheer scale of the social and economic crisis that confronts us.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). 'Daily Massacre in Tehran' goes to Odense Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Daily Massacre in Tehran' directed by Hessam Hamidi will be screened at Odense International Film Festival in Denmark.

Ben Norton (2021-06-13). How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda's Founder as Its 'Asset'. globalresearch.ca A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American "asset." | ** | March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-13). We Don't Need Another Oil Pipeline. juancole.com By Sonali Kolhatkar | — ( Otherwords.org ) — A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade. That has sparked fierce resistance from Indigenous communities living along the route. Line 3 is being replaced to transport nearly 800,000 barrels of dirty tar sands …

Angela (2021-06-13). Thursday 6/17: Specter of Colonial Violence during Military Escalations & Its Health Impact in Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

Kit Knightly (2021-06-13). Is a "Climate Lockdown" on the Horizon? globalresearch.ca If and when the powers-that-be decide to move on from their pandemic narrative, lockdowns won't be going anywhere. Instead it looks like they'll be rebranded as "climate lockdowns", and either enforced or simply held threateningly over the public's head. | At …

Oakland Privacy (2021-06-13). Wednesday 7/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info. | Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave.

Angela (2021-06-13). Saturday 6/12: Testimonies from Gaza: Between Deprivation and Liveability. indybay.org Zoom…

Ed Rampell (2021-06-13). In the Crosswind. counterpunch.org A still from In the Crosswind. | As Estonia prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of regaining its independence from Soviet rule Martti Helde's In the Crosswind (Risttuules) is blowing onto U.S. screens to remind viewers of an especially egregious crime against humanity: The 80th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's purported Baltic purge. Shortly after Crosswind's rapturous opening depicting Erna and her husband Heldur enjoying an Estonian idyll at their countryside home, 40,000 people are deported from the Baltic Republics as part of Stalin's alleged plot for ethnically cleansing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as…

Gary Olson (2021-06-13). A Few Thoughts on White Identity. dissidentvoice.org I may well be among the few people here who've only recently come across Robin DiAngelo's immensely popular book, White Fragility: Why White People Have Such a Hard Time Talking About Racism, but I'll share a few of my reactions. In my opinion, this book starkly epitomizes the dangerous consequences when discussions of white identity …

Gary Engler (2021-06-13). Racist, misogynist, militaristic, imperialistic, homophobic, white Christian supremacy. dissidentvoice.org Canadians like to think of ourselves as less racist, less right wing and especially less violent than Americans. But two recent events coming after a previous series of mass murders has shaken this belief. Four members of a Muslim family were murdered in a hate crime while out for a stroll last Sunday in London, …

Liberation Staff, New Hampshire (2021-06-13). Manchester, NH: homeless community at The Bucket resists 11th eviction in seven months. liberationnews.org Gov. Chris Sununu has said that "homelessness is going to be an issue we constantly have to deal with," (Union Leader) but it doesn't need to be.

The Conversation (2021-06-13). Uncovering anti-Blackness in the Arab world. juancole.com By Amir Al-Azraki | — Black Arabs are underrepresented and largely invisible in "white" Arab-dominated countries, and excluded from political, academic, artistic and religious institutions. "Black" and "Arab" are not mutually exclusive: some Black people are Arab and some Arab people are Black. As an Arab intellectual in the West (I'm an Arabic language and …

Andrew Freeman, Jane Cutter (2021-06-13). In rural Washington hate crime case, community demands 'Justice for Joel Salgado'. liberationnews.org Liberation News interviews community organizer Julio Reyes who asks: "How can we hold these prosecutors accountable?"

_____ (2021-06-13). Financial Blowout Ahead: Lobotomized Economists Clash on the Deck of the Titanic. strategic-culture.org Under the new world order of "stakeholder capitalism" citizens will learn to own nothing and be happy, Matt Ehret writes. | As the geniuses running the western financial bubble sometimes called an "economy" continue to double down on their obsession to pump a dead financial system with ever more trillions in stimulus spending, arguments are raging among brainwashed economists living in denial over the oncoming systemic collapse. The thought of engineers on the Titanic passionately arguing over whether they should accelerate or decelerate the speed of the boat whose hull has long been torn to shreds by an iceberg…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-06-13). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-06-13). BDS Is Gaining Momentum With #BlockTheBoat Actions. popularresistance.org The ship, which belongs to Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) and is known as the Zim San Diego, was originally scheduled to unload its cargo in Seattle on June 2, but has postponed docking in response to the ongoing #BlockTheBoat picket line organized by Falastiniyat, a Seattle-based Palestinian feminist collective. Hundreds of people are expected to show up in protest of the Zim San Diego if it eventually manages to dock.

_____ (2021-06-13). California reparations committee confronts harms of slavery, debates direct payments. popularresistance.org "You are here today not just to seek an answer to say was there harm, but your task is to determine the depth of the harm and the ways in which we are to repair that harm," Secretary of State Shirley Weber, a former state Assembly member who introduced the legislation last year, told the reparations committee at the start of the six-hour meeting.

Christopher Black (2021-06-13). The Copenhagen Summit for Democracy: The New Nazis. globalresearch.ca On May 10-11 a conference was presented by the "Alliance of Democracies" in Copenhagen that claimed to "unite free peoples" against authoritarianism, to promote the rule of law, to advance the "technological control of democracy," freedom of expression and US …

Megan Sherman (2021-06-13). The West should Embrace a Multipolar World Order. globalresearch.ca There have been many obvious signs of Western defensiveness, protectiveness and isolationism against the emergence of a multipolar BRIC ascendancy, which is interpreted as a threat to hegemon America's unilateral geopolitical strategy, so brutally imposed on the ever evolving politics …

Staff (2021-06-13). Justice Democrat Lisa Ring Joins the People's Party. peoplesparty.org The two-time progressive congressional candidate is leaving the Democratic Party to build a major new party free of corporate money Savannah, GA — June 8, 2021 — Lisa Ring, the progressive candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District …

Michael Lyon (2021-06-13). Tuesday 6/15: What About Reparations? indybay.org Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/81690297060 | Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060 | One-tap for mobile phones: 16699009128,,81690297060# | Call in: 669 900 9128 , Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060…

Watsonville Film Festival (2021-06-13). Tuesday 6/15: WFF Virtual: Murals / Art / Activism. indybay.org Online: watsonvillefilmfest.org/

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-06-13). Saturday 6/26: Community Rising. indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-06-13). Tuesday 6/15: Palestinian Narrative: Censorship and Creativity in Time of Crisis. indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

repost (2021-06-13). Protecting Pacifica, Saving Independent Radio, Building a Progressive Movement. indybay.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"

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-13). Folsom Juneteenth "Remembering the Ancestors" from 1849 Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Our 20th Anniversary, Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, will be an amazing new opportunity to build stronger bridges utilizing mutually beneficial California – Pan African Trade and Commerce…

Pulse Night Club Coalition (2021-06-13). Saturday 6/12: Pulse Night Club Mass Shooting 5 Years Later Rememberance. indybay.org Online via livestream…

National Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-13). Monday 6/21: End Poverty Action: National Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers One Year Campaign Kick-Off. indybay.org Online rally…

Philosopher Olivia Mitscherlich Schoenberg (2021-06-13). "We were paralyzed for a long time" indybay.org Only in dialogue with those who are strangers to us can we become discerning, can we develop political wisdom. If it is true that we are tipping into a particular form of oligarchy, we should consider how we might supplement our representative system – to re-democratize it.

Brava Theater Center (2021-06-13). Sunday 6/20: Manifesto In-Person Film Screening. indybay.org Brava Theater Center | 2781 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94110…

Grace Blakeley, Paul Mason (2021-06-13). How Corona is radicalizing Generation Z. indybay.org People are fighting back. While governments spend huge sums of money to bail out big corporations, many people are rightly wondering why those same states can't seem to raise money to stop climate change or reduce inequality. They are taking to the streets to demand justice – be it social, environmental or gender justice.

reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-06-13). Watch Ted Passon, Johanna Fernández, and Michael Schiffmann: "Philly D.A." and Mumia. indybay.org With the Support of the International Film Festival "Berlinale," the German Network Against the Death Penalty and to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Presents: "Philly D.A." and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal…

Steve Pleich (2021-06-13). Homeless Legal Assistance Office Opening June 15. indybay.org Project Seeking Local Legal Professionals…

JDW Tenants Union, SMC Tenants Counil, Others (2021-06-13). Saturday 6/26: Tell Libby Schaaf: Housing is a Human Right! indybay.org Safeway (3550 Fruitvale Avenue)…

Santa Cruz Juneteenth (2021-06-13). Saturday 6/19: Santa Cruz Juneteenth 2021. indybay.org Laurel Park, 301 Center street, Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-06-13). Sunday 6/13: Q&A Discussion of film Radiance of Resistance. indybay.org Zoom…

Daniel Rold (2021-06-13). Doctor Mutilates Close To One Hundred Little Girl's Genitals In The USA Gets Off Scot-free. indybay.org DOCTOR MUTILATES CLOSE TO ONE HUNDRED LITTLE GIRL'S GENITALS IN THE USA GETS OFF SCOT-FREE, FEMINISTS QUIET…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-06-13). Sunday 7/4: Celebrate Our Independence. indybay.org Front/Laurel East (Lot 27), Santa Cruz…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-13). Egypt complains to UN of Ethiopia's measures on Nile dam fill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) —The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Egypt has sent a letter to UN Security Council to reaffirm its "complete rejection" of Ethiopia's unilateral measures on filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-13). Iran's concerns on sanction-lifting issues legitimate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iran's concerns about sanction-lifting issues are legitimate and reasonable, a Chinese envoy said, adding that in order to resume full compliance with the JCPOA, the US should first lift its unilateral sanctions against Iran.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-13). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 13. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, June 13.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-13). 13 killed in shelling in Syria's Afrin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — According to local sources, at least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-13). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). No agreement on horizon without meeting Iran's key demands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Stating that Iran is looking for a good agreement, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that the country will certainly not agree without meeting its key demands in the Vienna talks.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). At least 3 killed, 23 injured in weekend shootings in Chicago. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — At least three people have been killed and 23 others injured in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend, according to police.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-13). Ulyanov says cannot expect finalization of Vienna Talks soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — "We can't expect the finalization of the Vienna Talks in the days to come", Russian Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna said, referring to JCPOA revival.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Iran-Russia joint efforts to develop power plants. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Iran and Russia are always trying to remove obstacles to improving economic and trade cooperation, one of which is the development of bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, said an Iranian official.

Staff (2021-06-13). VIDEO: Christian Eriksen collapses in Euro 2020 match. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — There was a massive delay in the first half of the UEFA Euro 2020 opening match between Denmark and Finland after Christian Eriksen collapsed. The video shows the moment of his collapse.

Candice Bernd (2021-06-13). Line 3 Water Protectors Launch Occupation. zcomm.org "It's not a crime to protect our inherent treaty rights, to be a protector of water, of all those sacred elements; it's a crime to be in collusion with a foreign company."

Akela Lacy (2021-06-13). Baltimore Businesses Request Police Crackdown on Low-Level Crimes. zcomm.org After a shooting last weekend, the heads of 37 businesses asked city leaders to "empower police" to enforce traffic and drug laws…

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-13). 'We Are Coming'. zcomm.org Poor People's Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). Consumer Health: Life after cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). 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 (2021-06-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Peru: 49 Congresswomen Elected for the 2021-2026 Period. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Jury of Elections (JNE) delivered the credentials to 130 lawmakers, 49 of whom are women who obtained a seat for the parliamentary period 2021-2026. RELATED:

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Puebla Group Calls to Respect Election Results in Peru. telesurenglish.net The Puebla Group called on Peruvian institutions and political actors to respect the presidential election's results and refrain from promoting political upheaval in the country. | RELATED: | "The June 6 election is a historic opportunity to regain confidence in the institutions, which, in recent years, has suffered a serious crisis, undermining the democratic stability of Peru," The Puebla Group representatives said. | The Puebla G…

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Peru: 49 Congresswomen Elected for the 2021-2026 Period. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Jury of Elections (JNE) delivered the credentials to 130 lawmakers, 49 of whom are women who obtained a seat for the parliamentary period 2021-2026. | RELATED: | The new Congress will have the highest number of congresswomen in the last 20 years. | Free Peru (PL) and Popular Force (FP) parties are the benches with more female representation with 11 congresswomen each, followed by the Alliance for Progress (AP) with…

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Puebla Group Calls to Respect Election Results in Peru. telesurenglish.net The Puebla Group called on Peruvian institutions and political actors to respect the presidential election's results and refrain from promoting political upheaval in the country. RELATED:

Staff (2021-06-12). Is Keiko Cooking Up a Fraud in Perú? Castillo Urges Supporters to 'Rise Up'. orinocotribune.com Pedro Castillo's Perú Libre called on Peruvians to stand up to the illegal decisions that the National Elections Jury is adopting as the end of the count was reached. | The National Jury of Elections (JNE) of Perú decided earlier today to extend the deadline for requests to annul the voting records of the presidential elections to be submitted, extending the limit established by the electoral regulations by 48 hours. The period for submitting such requests had already expired at 8: 00 p.m. local time on Wednesday. | "The people must rise up," stated the Twitter account of Perú Libre , the party of the leftist cand…

Fight Back (2021-06-12). Pedro Castillo's presidential win: A Peruvian trade unionist perspective. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed Cristiano Mayta, a trade unionist in Peru on June 10 as the country awaited the official results of the president election. | Fight Back!: What is your organization? | Cristiano Mayta: I am the International Secretary of the union SINATREL at a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I am also a member of an organization called Socialist Left of Peru (Izquierda Socialista Perú). | Fight Back!: What were the conditions in Peru leading up the president elections? | Mayta: In 1990, Peru was transformed to a neoliberal model by the dictator Alberto Fujimori. We call this ideology "Fujimorismo" and we faced…

_____ (2021-06-12). Peru Electoral Authorities Extend Deadline For Fujimori Fraud Claims. popularresistance.org Peru's National Elections Court (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) has extended the deadline for presenting motions to nullify votes. The move will benefit far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori who is presenting a flurry of spurious claims of she says constitutes 'electoral fraud'. | The deadline for presenting complaints was 8pm, Wednesday, June 9th. The new deadline is now Friday, June 11th at 8pm. Of the 771 motions to annul presented so far, 741 are from Keiko Fujimori's Fuerza Popular party and 30 are from Pedro Castillo's Peru Libre party. | Pedro Castillo has rejected the move stating, "If it is true that t…

Daniel Espinosa (2021-06-12). Will right-wing Peruvian demagogue Keiko Fujimori burn the country down before accepting defeat? thegrayzone.com Despite a wave of anti-communist propaganda and mysterious "terrorist" massacre, leftist teacher Pedro Castillo has triumphed in Peru's presidential election. But his right-wing rival refuses to accept the results. LIMA, PERU — Keiko Fujimori, the political heiress to the jailed Peruvian former dictator Alberto Fujimori, appears to have lost her third election in a row. This time, she has been defeated by Pedro Castillo, a leftist teacher from the rural Andes who narrowly leads in a deliberately delayed poll. Facing …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-12). Peru Electoral Authorities Extend Deadline For Fujimori Fraud Claims. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Peru's National Elections Court (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) has extended the deadline for presenting motions to nullify votes. The move will benefit far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori who is presenting a flurry of spurious claims of she says constitutes 'electoral fraud'. The deadline for presenting complaints was 8pm, Wednesday, June 9th. The new…

Oscar Laborde (2021-06-12). Perú y México: Dos triunfos de la izquierda nacional y popular. globalizacion.ca El domingo pasado se realizaron elecciones en Perú y en México, dos comicios claves para Latinoamérica. Una de las coincidencias más emblemáticas entre ambos, situación que se replica en otros países de la región, es la aparición de una izquierda…

Staff (2021-06-12). Sustainable Peace Must End Israeli Apartheid. Anything Else Is Just a Ceasefire. truthout.org After four elections in less than two years, Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year rule comes officially to an end on Sunday. The government to replace him consists of a coalition of eight parties from across Israel's political spectrum and will be led by the ultranationalist Naftali Bennett who will serve for the first two years. | Indeed, indicative of the direction of Israeli politics and society over the course of the last 15 years or so, the end of the corrupt and much-maligned Netanyahu…

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-06-12). Press Violations Explode to 180 in May Alone as Israel Cracks Down to Buff Its Image. mintpressnews.com "The more that Israel is exposed internationally for its human rights violations in Palestine, the more it becomes desperate in its attempt to crack down on journalists and the media in general." — Dr. Ramzy Baroud…

Sharmila Devi (2021-06-12). [World Report] Political change in Israel and the effects on health. thelancet.com Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year premiership might be coming to an end. What will it mean for health? Sharmila Devi reports.

Juan Cole (2021-06-12). Like an Arab Dictator faced with Massive Protests, Israel's Netanyahu offers to Resign if his Likud Party can remain in ruling coalition. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Basil Maghribi of the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Friday, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch attempt to derail parliament's installation of the Change Coalition as the Israeli government, which is expected to take place on Sunday. Netanyahu sent people from his circle to talk …

Juan Cole (2021-06-12). Like an Arab Dictator faced with Massive Protests, Israel's Netanyahu offers to Resign if his Likud Party can remain in ruling coalition. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Basil Maghribi of the Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Friday, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister made a last-ditch attempt to derail the installation of the Change Coalition as the Israeli government, which is expected to pass the parliament or Knesset on Sunday. Netanyahu sent people from his circle to …

Fra Hughes (2021-06-12). Egypt to Rebuild Gaza is the Headline but Who will Really Benefit? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Jun 10, 2021 | The story 'Egypt planning to retake control of the Gaza strip' has appeared in many of the Zionist Israeli newspapers over the last few days. | This headline has many rejoicing. New homes, infrastructure and shelter for some of the 2 million Gazans living under Israeli occupation and siege. | Remember Israel controls the land border, six of the seven entry points with Gaza, the seas around Gaza and its airspace. Under international obligation it is seen as occupying Gaza. Israel also retains the right to militarily re-enter Gaza at any time. | Israel has occupied Gaza s…

Fight Back (2021-06-12). Minneapolis tells Senator Klobuchar and Democrats to stop Line 3. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On June 10, hundreds of community members rallied at Gold Medal Park and marched to the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar to stop construction of Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Protesters called on the senator to take a stand against the toxic pipeline. President Biden and Governor Walz have authority to halt the construction scheduled to start on July 1. | The protest was organized by Take Action Minnesota, Honor The Earth, MN350 and COPAL. Speakers included local climate justice leaders including Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth. | "Look out there. We just saw that KExcel [Keystone Exce…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-12). US Government Expels Eighty Venezuelan Migrants — Some of Them Part of a Group that Entered a Few Weeks Ago with Big Media Coverage. orinocotribune.com The expulsion of 80 Venezuelan migrants into Mexico by the United States government has been denounced as "a scam" on social media. Among those expelled, there is a group of people who had recently crossed the Rio Grande in the hopes of entering the United States, and their situation had received substantial media coverage at that time. | According to

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Mexico Donates 400,000 Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the delivery of 400,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Belize, Bolivia, and Paraguay. RELATED:

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Mexico Donates 400,000 Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the delivery of 400,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Belize, Bolivia, and Paraguay. | RELATED: | The solidarity action is being carried out through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Belize will receive 100,000 doses, while Bolivia and Paraguay will receive 150,000 each. | Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that vaccine donations…

Angela (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-12). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. zcomm.org Colombia's nationwide strike has gone on for a month now, its mass mobilization reaching historic proportions for the nation and for Latin America…

Staff (2021-06-12). A National Strike Has Reignited in Colombia — and Is Winning Some Victories. truthout.org Since April 28, people in Colombia's cities and towns have engaged in an ongoing national strike, el paro nacional. Originally called in November 2019 by the major labor federations in opposition to a package of neoliberal tax, health care, pension and education legislation emerging from the right-wing national government, the strike went dormant for a stretch after the pandemic hit Colombia, but now has resurfaced stronger than ever — and activists are starting to win some national and lo…

Dean Baker (2021-06-12). What's the Difference Between a Waitress and a Private Equity Partner? (Their Tax Rate). cepr.net If the waitress works in an upscale restaurant and earns a decent living, there is a good chance that she is paying a higher tax rate than a private equity partner. The reason is that private equity (PE) partners get most of their pay in the form of "carried interest." This is money that is …

Olivia Engling (2021-06-12). G7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade. indybay.org The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus.

Staff (2021-06-12). Business Coalition Spends Millions to Lobby Against Biden's Proposed Tax Hikes. truthout.org Over half of business associations affiliated with a new coalition to oppose Democratic efforts to raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations spent over $3 million in lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2021. The coalition of 28 associations The alliance, America's Job Creators for a Strong Recovery, will oppose all legislation a…

José Antonio Ocampo, Tommaso Faccio (2021-06-12). A global tax deal for the rich, not the poor. nationofchange.org Despite the recent G7 agreement on corporate taxation, global leadership requires going beyond national interests to ensure that all countries have sufficient resources to develop healthier post-pandemic economies.

Editor2 (2021-06-12). US Cries Foul Because Nicaragua Stops it from Buying This Year's Elections. orinocotribune.com By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub — Jun 10, 2021 | The corporate media is again awash with accusatory articles about Nicaragua, claiming that the government is disqualifying political opponents to give the FSLN an easy win in this year's elections. Let's take a look at what is actually happening, from new laws, to eligibility of political parties, to treatment of those accused of crimes. It is a combination of people engaged in real crimes claiming to be presidential candidates before they get arrested, an incredible amount of U.S. regime change money flowing into the country for years, and Nicaraguan government ins…

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Algerians To Wait 15 Days for Parliamentary Elections Results. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Algeria's National and Independent Electoral Authority (ANIE) President Mohamed Charfi announce the beginning of the vote-counting process, which could take up to 15 days, due to a large number of candidacies. | RELATED: | Algeria's people had to elect 407 lawmakers, 55 seats less than in the previous election. In this opportunity, about 20.000 candidates, most of whom were independent representatives, presented their candidatures. | On Satur…

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Algerians To Wait 15 Days for Parliamentary Elections Results. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Algeria's National and Independent Electoral Authority (ANIE) President Mohamed Charfi announce the beginning of the vote-counting process, which could take up to 15 days, due to a large number of candidacies. RELATED:

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Chile To Finish Subnational Elections Started Last Month. telesurenglish.net Chile's Electoral Service (SERVEL) director Raul Garcia announced the installation of polling stations to elect 13 governorship posts in Sunday's subnational election's runoff. RELATED:

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Chile To Finish Subnational Elections Started Last Month. telesurenglish.net Chile's Electoral Service (SERVEL) director Raul Garcia announced the installation of polling stations to elect 13 governorship posts in Sunday's subnational election's runoff. | RELATED: | Valparaiso, Aysen, and Magallanes were the only three regions out of 16 where candidates secured 40 percent of the votes needed to secure the governor's post in the election first round celebrated last month. | On Sunday, polling stat…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Last round of presidential debate set to be held today. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The third debate of candidates for the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election) will be held at 5 p.m. (local time) at Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Election campaigns: Raeisi supporters in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The supporters of Parinciplist candidate Ebrahim Raeisi held an election rally in Tehran Valiasr roundabout in the centre of the Iranian capital on Friday afternoon.

Staff (2021-06-12). Americans trying to prolong JCPOA talks: Pres. candidate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Amirhossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, one of the candidates of Iran's 2021 presidential election, said the US tries to prolong the ongoing JCPOA talks.

Anonymous103 (2021-06-12). Interview With Sheikh Al-Senussi: Elections In December Last Chance For Peace In Libya. southfront.org

Staff (2021-06-12). North Carolina Moves Ahead With Legislative Assault on Absentee Ballots. truthout.org Here we go again. Following in the footsteps of states like Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, North Carolina is moving full speed ahead on legislation deceptively entitled the "Election Integrity Act." Like similarly titled bills in those other states, it is designed to make it harder to vote, particularly for voters of color. The measure,

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-12). How US govt-funded media fueled a violent coup in Nicaragua. thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton investigate how the United States funded violent far-right groups and media outlets that published fake news to fuel a 2018 coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government. (Puede leer o ver este informe en español aquí.) Transcript When the socialist-oriented Sandinista Front returned to power in Nicaragua through democratic elections in 2006, Washington began pouring tens of millions of dollars into the creation, training, and funding of right-wing opposition groups in the Central American nation. Millions …

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-12). How US govt-funded media incited a violent coup in Nicaragua. thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton investigate how the United States funded violent far-right groups and media outlets that published fake news to fuel a 2018 coup attempt against Nicaragua's Sandinista government. (Puede leer o ver este informe en español aquí.) Transcript When the socialist-oriented Sandinista Front returned to power in Nicaragua through democratic elections in 2006, Washington began pouring tens of millions of dollars into the creation, training, and funding of right-wing opposition groups in the Central American nation. Millions …

WSWS repost (2021-06-12). Near-unanimous strike authorization vote by 5,000 University of California lecturers. indybay.org University of California lecturers living on poverty wages have voted 96 percent in favor of striking, while the American Federation of Teachers seeks to prevent any strike from taking place.

_____ (2021-06-12). Biden Advances Anti-China Agenda At G7 Summit. popularresistance.org This weekend's G7 summit in the UK will be dominated by US President Joe Biden's efforts to consolidate an anti-China axis. | In a piece for the Washington Post published last Saturday, Biden stated that his mission is to ensure that the US and its allies "not China or anyone else write the 21st century rules around trade and technology." His comments echo his speech to Congress this April when he said, to a standing ovation, "We're in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century." On Tuesday, the US Senate passed a $250 billion "China competitiveness bill" in preparation for escalating trad…

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-06-12). Biden wants to end America's 20-Year War on the Middle East: But Can He? juancole.com By Walden Bello | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Next September, when the last C-130 cargo aircraft and Chinook transport helicopters take off from the infamous Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan that has doubled as a CIA torture center for suspected jihadists, they will not only be leaving behind the site …

repost (2021-06-12). 100 Nat'l Orgs Sign Friends (Quakers) Ltr to Stop Weapons Sale to Israel. indybay.org An honor roll of 100 national organizations signed a letter from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) to Pres Biden to stop the delivery of $735 billion in weapons to Israel. The letter and honor roll are below, from www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-06/fcnl-joins-…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Venezuela calls on US to 'unlock' vaccine money. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro demanded on Friday that US President Joe Biden "unlock the money for the vaccines" for the COVID-19, coronavirus.

Susan Jaffe (2021-06-12). [World Report] US drug importation plan hits snag. thelancet.com The Biden administration says it has "no timeline" for deciding if states can import cheap drugs from Canada. Susan Jaffe reports.

Alicia Sanders-Zakre (2021-06-12). Biden Going "Full Steam Ahead" on Trump's Nuclear Plans. zcomm.org U.S. Led 2020 Nuclear Weapons Spending…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-12). Progressives Tell Biden "No Climate, No Deal" on Infrastructure Plan. zcomm.org "Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers are not worth setting the planet on fire for," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

_____ (2021-06-12). U.S. Reclaims Turkey for the Western Alliance. strategic-culture.org Turkey's importance as a 'swing state' in US regional strategy has increased dramatically as tensions rise with Russia | By MK BHADRAKUMAR | Less than 48 hours will separate US President Joe Biden's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels from his summit with Vladimir Putin at Geneva on June 16. In between falls the shadow of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. This is simply exquisite as far as planning of sequential activities go in diplomacy. | Biden's meetings in Brussels and Geneva are, arguably, the most consequential "bilaterals" he'll be having in this entir…

The Canary (2021-06-12). Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid. thecanary.co A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | An open letter to Joe Biden, who's in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a "clarion call for freedom". | Assange is being detained in Belmarsh prison in London. Meanwhile the US continues an attempt to extradite him over the activities of WikiLeaks. | Joe Biden at the G7 summit (Leon Neal/PA) | Dangerous precedent: | The MPs said they'd hoped Biden's victory might be the occasion to draw a line under the prosecution. | They a…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Australian government steps up key role in US aggression against China. wsws.org The Australian prime minister aligned himself lockstep behind US President Joe Biden's demand at the G7 and NATO summits for an alliance of the supposed "free world"—the major imperialist powers—against Beijing.

_____ (2021-06-12). New York Times Admits US Sanctions Are Destroying Venezuela. popularresistance.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…

James Goodman (2021-06-12). Waiting for Justice in Immigration Court. progressive.org Rescinding Trump-era restrictions would only be a start toward radical reform.

Emir Sader (2021-06-12). Brasil: Jair Bolsonaro terminará como Donald Trump. globalizacion.ca Jair Bolsonaro se inspiró en Donald Trump. En sus discursos y su forma de hacer política. Negacionista, cuestionando la política tradicional, centralizador, agresivo con los medios, con los que no está de acuerdo, con el Poder Judicial. | Pasó de francotirador…

The Canary (2021-06-12). Senate demands evidence on data seizure from Trump-era law chiefs. thecanary.co Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that Trump-era attorneys general Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions give evidence about the secret seizure of House Democrats' data in 2018. They've called it "shocking" and a "gross abuse of power". | Barr and Sessions: | Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Illinois senator Dick Durbin said in a statement that Barr and Sessions "must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee" and are subject to a subpoena if they refuse. The demands came after Democratic representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were notified that the Justice Department, under Donald Trump, s…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Trump's Justice Department seized phone records of Democratic lawmakers during Russia probe. wsws.org Records seized included those of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Representative Eric Swalwell, their congressional aides, and at least one family member.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). 6th round of JCPOA Joint Commission kicks off in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The 6th round of Joint Commission meeting of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started in Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna on Saturday in presence of delegations of Iran and P4+1 (Germany, France, Russia, China and UK).

Staff (2021-06-12). Latin America: In a Permanent State of Coup. orinocotribune.com By Zósimo Camacho — May 31, 2021 | In Latin America, coups d'état are always underway. When a government goes beyond being merely procedurally democratic and advances towards social justice, the always latent coup mechanisms are accelerated. The tensions that lead to hard or soft blows revolve around three main factors: mobilized peoples, local violent oligarchies within the country that are submissive to Washington and, the limit of what the United States is willing to tolerate in each country. | More than 34 coups d'état have been carried out in 12 Latin American countries since the second half of the twen…

_____ (2021-06-12). The African Lion Is Looking For New Predators. popularresistance.org The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the US Army, has begun. It includes land, air, and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and adjacent seas — from North Africa to West Africa, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. 8,000 soldiers are taking part in it, half of them is American with about 200 tanks, self-propelled guns, planes, and warships. African Lion 21 is expected to cost $ 24 million and has implications that make it particularly important. | This political move was fundamentally decided in Washington: the African exercise is taking pl…

Editor2 (2021-06-12). The United Mine Workers Strike at Warrior Met Coal. orinocotribune.com By Lambert Strether — June 9, 2021 | Thank goodness Teen Vogue has a labor reporter, because without Warr…

anonymous (2021-06-12). Journalist, Activist Kevin Gallagher Has Died. indybay.org Kevin Gallagher, age 36, was found deceased at his home in San Francisco. This announcement was made yesterday on June 10th. Gallagher was an an activist, journalist and researcher who raised awareness about the surveillance industry. Cause of death has not been announced at this time.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). US policy of maximum pressure on Iran continuing: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iran's permanent envoy to the UN said that the claim of the current US administration to change its policy towards the JCPOA is meaningless, and in practice, the US policy of maximum pressure against Iran continues.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US Navy warship enters Black Sea amid tensions with Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A US Navy destroyer has entered the Black Sea as tensions continued to simmer around Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US, S Arabia ready to lift blockade if Marib battle stopped. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United States, as well as European diplomats discussed ways to end conflicts in war-torn Yemen in an online meeting last night.

Mahendra G Patel, Jienchi Dorward, Ly-Mee Yu, FD Richard Hobbs, Christopher C Butler, PRINCIPLE Trial Collaborative Group (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] Inclusion and diversity in the PRINCIPLE trial. thelancet.com We welcome the call from Paramjit Gill and colleagues1 for diverse participation in clinical trials like PRINCIPLE.2We initiated many inclusive recruitment strategies, including the appointment of a leading and national pharmacist expert working with minority ethnic communities who was tasked with targeting socioeconomically deprived areas, minority ethnic communities, and people with learning difficulties; developing UK-wide relationships with community and religious organisations (including places of worship); collaborating with universities and national and regional health-care institutions; and gathering nati…

Abdullah Nasser, Fathiah Zakham (2021-06-12). [Correspondence] A strategy for SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in Yemen. thelancet.com Yemen has one of the most fragile health-care systems and is currently experiencing war and famine. Since 2015, the country's humanitarian crisis has resulted in the emergence and re-emergence of debilitating infectious diseases and severely weakened the country's health infrastructure.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). New Satellite Images Reveal More Details About Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria. southfront.org File image. | On June 12, The satellite images revealed that the Israeli strikes wiped out two warehouses located in the western countryside of Homs, to the east of a former chemical weapons site in Shinshar. The site was attacked by the US, France and t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-12). Military Situation In Yemen On June 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 113 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On June 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 12, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces contin…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Iraqi Pro-Iranian News Channel Fooled US 'Reward For Justice' Program. southfront.org Screen grab from the Reward for Justice video. | An Iraqi news channel affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units has fooled the US Department of State's Reward for Justice program. | On June 10, the program offered a reward of up to

Staff (2021-06-12). Woman Who Recorded George Floyd's Murder Receives Honorary Pulitzer Prize. truthout.org Darnella Frazier, the Minnesota teen whose cellphone video recording of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck last May was key piece of prosecution evidence in the trial the ended with the former Minneapolis police officer's murder conviction, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Friday. | Frazier, who was 17 years old when she shot the harrowing footage, was awarded this year's Special Citation from the Pulitzer Board "for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-12). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-12). China to Set Up Group to Enforce New Anti-Sanctions Law. news.antiwar.com In the face of mounting Western sanctions, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee passed an anti-sanctions law on Thursday to take action against the pressure. Under the law, The law gives China the power to take action

news.un (2021-06-12). 'Demystify' albinism and end discrimination — UN chief. news.un.org On International Albinism Awareness Day, Sunday, the UN chief reiterated his "solidarity with persons with albinism".

news.un (2021-06-12). First Person: An on-air antidote to misinformation in the Central African Republic. news.un.org The citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) have endured decades of war and conflict. Merveille Yayoro, a young reporter at Guira-FM, the radio station run by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country (MINUSCA), says that she wants her work to provide an antidote to hate speech and misinformation, and help bring about a lasting peace.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Democratic leaders support charges of "anti-Semitism" in response to Ilhan Omar's criticisms of Israeli war crimes in Gaza. wsws.org This week has seen yet another revolting example of the Democratic Party's support for Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

WSWS (2021-06-12). Amid French war, Malian military junta installs new interim government. wsws.org The junta and the interim government aim to suppress mounting opposition among working and toiling people across Mali to the French occupation of their country.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-12). Latin America: In a Permanent State of Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Zósimo Camacho In Latin America, coups d'état are always underway. When a government goes beyond being merely procedurally democratic and advances towards social justice, the always latent coup mechanisms are accelerated. The tensions that lead to hard or soft blows revolve around three main factors: mobilized peoples, local violent oligarchies within the country that are…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-12). Seven minutes from Moscow: Putin warns of missile threat to Russia as U.S. guided-missile destroyers enter Baltic, Black Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Seven minutes from Moscow: Putin warns of missile threat to Russia as U.S. guided-missile destroyers enter Baltic, Black SeasRick Rozoff In comments that got past editors in the Western news media, President Vladimir Putin in a recent Russian television interview accused the West of abusing what were good relations at the time (1999-2004) to expand …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-12). Remember please, it doesn't exist. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Remember, there is no such thing as NATO as an independent entity. It's just an informal talk shop, a friendly forum, a debating society of Western democracies. One that is being threatened by Russia advancing toward its Eastern Flank. One that wants to save the world from authoritarian pushers-back against the rules-based international order, protect …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-12). Bolivian government investigates supply of ammunition to coup regime by Ecuadorian government. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivian government minister Eduardo del Castillo reported that the government had received unofficial information regarding the delivery of war ammunition by the Ecuadorian government to Jeanine àÅñez's coup regime in November 2019.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-12). Around the World in 8 Minutes: People's movements to mobilize against upcoming NATO Summit. peoplesdispatch.org People's movements and organizations across Europe are gearing up for a week of anti-militarist and anti-imperialist action against the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Brussels on Monday June 14. Since its inception, NATO has played a key role in leading and supporting attacks against socialist countries and all those considered to be "enemies," while encouraging armament and the militarization of life. Movements say no to NATO, no to war, yes to life, yes to peace.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Gaza father tried to console his children, then Israel killed him. electronicintifada.net This is Part III of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Ali Abunimah (2021-06-12). Hamas raps Ilhan Omar for equating resistance with Israeli crimes. electronicintifada.net Congresswoman labels occupier "democratic" and those fighting it "terrorist."

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Al-Wihda street massacre . electronicintifada.net This is Part I of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-12). Families obliterated, lives destroyed. electronicintifada.net This is Part II of a three-part series that documents the names, faces and stories of some of the victims of Israel's May 2021 attack on Gaza.

_____ (2021-06-12). Venezuela's Oil Production Bounces Back. popularresistance.org Guayaquil, Ecuador — Venezuela's crude output increased in May, recovering from the previous month's fall. | The latest Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report placed the Caribbean country's May production at 531,000 oil barrels per day (bpd), a rebound from April's 486,000 bpd, according to secondary sources. In contrast, state oil company PDVSA communicated a higher number of 582,000 bpd. | The May figures are the highest in 12 months and put the nation back in the steady growth trend it has been experiencing since the beginning of the year after reaching historic lows in the s…

Roger D. Harris (2021-06-12). US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. dissidentvoice.org The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, imprisoned for trying to buy humanitarian supplies from Iran in legal international trade but in violation of illegal US sanctions, is facing extradition to the US. That is like getting stabbed in the back and then being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. US extraterritorial judicial overreach On June 12, …

Dongsheng News (2021-06-12). News on China | No. 54. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Lifting of sanctions key to conclusion of Vienna talks: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — China's representative in talks on reviving JCPOA in Vienna said in an interview that lifting sanctions is key to any agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Jeffrey S Berger, Jean Marie Connors (2021-06-12). [Comment] Anticoagulation in COVID-19: reaction to the ACTION trial. thelancet.com Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that coagulopathy leading to macrovascular and microvascular thrombotic events was a considerable potential complication for patients with COVID-19.1 Increased inflammation and coagulopathy were independently associated with critical illness and all-cause mortality and had a synergistic role in the pathogenesis of COVID-19.2 Early observations of a benefit from heparin3 in a selected cohort of severely ill patients with COVID-19 in China, followed by reports of increased thromboembolic events in patients with COVID-19 (both in and outside of intensive care units [IC…

Megan Tatum (2021-06-12). [World Report] China's three-child policy. thelancet.com News that the Chinese Government will allow up to three children per couple will do little to boost startlingly low fertility rates, predict experts. Megan Tatum reports.

Walden Bello (2021-06-12). Osama's Ghost: The Economics of Overextension. zcomm.org Twenty years of military quagmire of the Middle East has contributed to the fraying of the U.S. economy even as China has rapidly become the new center of global capital accumulation…

teleSUR (2021-06-12). St. Kitts & Nevis Enforces Curfew To Curb COVID-19 Contagions. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, St. Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister Timothy Harris confirmed that the borders would remain open despite the approval of a curfew to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. | RELATED: | The curfew will start this Saturday from 06: 00 pm until 05: 00 am for 14 days. Only movements for essential business will be permitted. | He announced the suspension of all mass events, in-person dining at restaurants a…

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