Daily Archives: June 18, 2021

2021-06-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-18). UK Delta variant surges with cases rising fastest among schoolchildren. wsws.org Up to the start of half-term, the proportion of pupils in England absent from school because of Covid nearly doubled from 1 to 1.8 percent, amounting to more than 140,000 pupils.

WSWS (2021-06-18). US states press reopening amid mounting dangers from COVID variants. wsws.org Michigan is only the latest Democratic-run state to announce the scrapping of all public health measures even though more than half the population is unvaccinated.

Michele de Mello (2021-06-18). The US suspends sanctions against Venezuela for COVID-19 related purchases. peoplesdispatch.org The United States suspended part of the sanctions against Venezuela on Thursday June 17. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a license that lifts the penalties to companies that carry out transactions with the Venezuelan state related to combatting COVID-19. | The document provides for the Central Bank of Venezuela and three other state banking entities to carry out operations with US companies. However, it does not allow transactions with Petróleos da Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) or the Economic and Social Development Bank (BANDES). | The license also does not authorize the exportation or re-exportati…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Julio C. Gambina (2021-06-18). Argentina — Empleo, salarios y pymes. globalizacion.ca En el informe que se discute en estos momentos en la asamblea anual de la OIT se pone el acento en el perjuicio de la crisis agravada por la covid 19 sobre los/as trabajadores/as, pero también sobre las pymes, en…

Young Communist League of Britain (2021-06-18). England host Scotland at Wembley in tonight's Euro 2020 draw. challenge-magazine.org England host Scotland in the second Group D game of Euro 2020. The game kicks off at 8pm, while Croatia and the Czech Republic meet at 5pm at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Despite Covid restrictions meaning less than half the Stadium be filled will be able to watch the game live at Wembley Stadium, tens of thousands of Scots are expected to travel to London for the game.

news.un (2021-06-18). Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID-19 and funding gaps: WFP. news.un.org The impact of conflicts old and new, climate shocks and COVID-19, in addition to a lack of funding, have left millions more on the verge of famine than six months ago, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

news.un (2021-06-18). António Guterres secures second term as UN Secretary-General, calls for new era of 'solidarity and equality'. news.un.org António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eds. (2021-06-18). From G7 to NATO meetings, imperialist powers turn more aggressive towards China. mronline.org In both the crucial summits of global north nations, political leaders led by U.S. president Joe Biden, made sweeping and unsubstantiated charges against China. | June 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-18). Why Democracies in G7 & NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership. counterpunch.org The world has been treated to successive spectacles of national leaders gathering at a G7 Summit in Cornwall and a NATO Summit in Brussels. The U.S. corporate media have portrayed these summits as chances for President Biden to rally the leaders of the world's democratic nations in a coordinated response to the most serious problems

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-18). Empire of Clowns vs. Yellow Peril. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — Jun 14, 2021 | It requires major suspension of disbelief to consider the G7, the self-described democracy's most exclusive club, as relevant to the Cornwall was at best an embarrassing spectacle — complete with a mediocri…

Tom Anderson (2021-06-18). Over a thousand Tigrayans demonstrated at the G7 summit last weekend, here's why. thecanary.co On Saturday 12 June, over a thousand people from the Ethiopian state of Tigray protested in Falmouth outside the G7 media centre. We spoke to one of the demonstrators to find out why. | The Ethiopian state is engaged in a M Tesfay was one of the demonstrators in Cornwall on Saturday 12 June. He told The Canary: Tigray is an Autonomous and Self-governing Regional National State in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.The population of Tigray is estimated…

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela? counterpunch.org According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 75% of vaccines distributed since Feb. 2021 went to the 10 richest countries of the world. At the G7 sorority meeting last week the leaders pledged to "share" up to 2 billion doses of their "surplus" vaccines. The WHO has declared it is not enough since 11

_____ (2021-06-18). Trust Lacking at Blah Summit. popularresistance.org Aside from establishing face-to-face contact between the the two presidents, the Biden-Putin summit today met only the most modest expectations of those hoping for improved ties between the U.S. and Russia. By the same token, weapons makers and others profiteering on tension with Russia, and living in fear of a thaw in bilateral relations, can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Dean Baker (2021-06-18). Biden, China and the New Cold War. counterpunch.org After Donald Trump's clown shows, it was nice to have a U.S. president who at least takes world issues seriously while representing the country at the various summits over the last week. But that is a low bar. While we want adults in positions of responsibility, we have to ask where those adults want to

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-18). If NATO allies won't back multi-front war, "Turkey will take it in its own hands" — Erdogan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com If NATO allies won't back multi-front war, "Turkey will take it in its own hands" — Erdogan Rick Rozoff Shortly after being received as a veritable guest of honor at Monday's NATO summit in Brussels, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined his "brother" Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan, in a visit to the city of …

_____ (2021-06-18). Biden-Putin Summit Vindicates Diplomacy and Dialogue. strategic-culture.org A lot of diplomacy will be required if the toxic Russophobia prevalent in the U.S. political establishment and media is to be overcome. | The success of the summit this week between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin boils down to this: the two men met, shook hands and proceeded to have detailed discussions in a cordial, respectful and frank manner. | On many issues, they apparently agreed to disagree, while on the most urgent matter of all — the danger of nuclear war — they made a mutual commitment to maintaining peace, pronouncing that such a war should never be fought. | That, in essence, is diplomacy…

_____ (2021-06-18). Biden-Putin Takeaways and Throwaways. strategic-culture.org Both leaders agreed their summit meeting was productive but time will tell if it achieves any concrete or positive results | By MK BHADRAKUMAR | On the diplomatic stage, there is nothing to beat Russian-American summits for sheer theatrics. When the leaders of the two strongest nuclear powers on Earth sit face to face, anything can happen. | What happened in 1985 was a classic example. In the shadows of Ronald Reagan's famous characterization of the USSR as an "Evil Empire," his summit in Geneva with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev opened the door to the pathway that ended the Cold War. | The Geneva summit on Jun…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-06-18). Roaming Charges: False Summit. counterpunch.org In reading the transcripts from…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). Putin Heaps Praise on Biden After Summit. news.antiwar.com Russian President Vladimir Putin The summit Back in Moscow on Thursday, Pu…

news.un (2021-06-18). COVID-19: Vaccines donated next year, 'too late for those who are dying today'. news.un.org Millions more COVID vaccines need to be donated now to save lives and help the UN health agency reach the key global target of having 70 per cent of all national populations vaccinated, by the middle of 2022.

news.un (2021-06-18). Forced displacement at record level, despite COVID shutdowns: UNHCR. news.un.org The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of the already record-high of 79.5 million, recorded at the end of 2019.

Zero Hedge (2021-06-18). Hong Kong Pays Off 3 Patients Who Suffered "Adverse" Reaction to COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca For the first …

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-18). Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback. thenation.com Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback…

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Over 10,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

_____ (2021-06-18). Why we must confront the history of U.S. Native boarding schools if we hope to heal. popularresistance.org In order to heal, McCleave wants the U.S. to move forward on a commission proposed in late 2020 by then-U. S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to "investigate, document, and acknowledge past injustices" of the U.S. government's boarding school policy. In Canada, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2008 to address the harm of residential schools, as part of a settlement agreement that awarded $3 billion to 28,000 victims of the system.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Peru ending second week since presidential election with no declared winner. wsws.org Right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori has falsely claimed fraud in a bid to overturn the election or provoke a coup, while the winner, Pedro Castillo, has reassured big business that he is no threat.

Editorial Team (2021-06-18). Far-right Peruvian presidential candidate refuses to concede election. challenge-magazine.org The far-right Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has reiterated that she will not concede defeat this week, promising her supporters that "the election will be flipped". This is despite the Peruvian electoral authorities declaring that 100% of the votes had been counted, granting victory to leftist candidate Pedro Castillo after the tight election saw him win with 50.125% of the votes against 49.875% for Fujimori. | Fujimori has claimed that there has been widespread voter fraud. In front of her supporters this week she declared that "we trust the authorities, yes, but we have more trust in the pop…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-18). Peru: A President-elect, Non-Existent Fraud, a Fractured Country. libya360.wordpress.com Marco Teruggi Pedro Castillo won the elections in Peru, but has not yet been declared president. Keiko Fujimori seeks to disavow the results through different procedures that postpone the official announcement and plunge the country into multiple tensions, a situation that could drag on for days or weeks. "Why do I support Professor Castillo? Because…

_____ (2021-06-18). Peru's New President, Socialist-Worker Pedro Castillo: Right-Wing Contesting. strategic-culture.org The poor throughout Latin America will be watching with hope to see what he will attempt to accomplish as a socialist president. | On the tenth day of counting 18,856,616 ballots, teacher-unionist-socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, Free Peru party candidate, won the presidential election by 44,058 votes. He had 8,835,579 to his opponent, Keiko Fujimori, 46, 8,791,521 votes. There were 1,108,039 blank and null ballots. President Pedro Castillo dio un mitin en el distrito de Socota, en Cajamarca antes de viajar a Cutervo. Foto: Aldair Mejia/La República | His virulent rival, the right-wing Popular Force party that she f…

Fight Back (2021-06-18). La elección presidencial en Perú: una entrevista con una sindicalista. fightbacknews.org °Lucha y Resiste! entrevistó a Cristiano Mayta, un sindicalista peruano y un internacionalista, el 10 de junio esperando los resultados oficiales de la elección presidencial. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øCuál es su organización? | Cristiano Mayta: Tengo el cargo de secretario de exteriores del sindicato SINATREL (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Embotelladora Arca Continental Lindley), también soy militante de la organización política Izquierda Socialista Perú. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øCuáles eran las condiciones antes las elecciones presidenciales? | Cristiano Mayta: El Perú convirtió en…

Andrew Wright (2021-06-18). Michigan lawmakers make pilgrimage to Arizona for voter suppression tips. peoplesworld.org After recently having introduced 39 bills that restrict voters' rights in the Senate, Republican lawmakers from Michigan traveled to Arizona to "visit" the 2020 Election audit. What they're really up to is learning the means and methods of voter suppression. Maricopa County is the site of the ballot count, where workers have already tallied over …

Nan McCurdy (2021-06-18). The CIA: Attempting Coups in Nicaragua with Tax Dollars Through US Agencies and Corporate Foundations. dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with 70+% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-18). Snapshot of Venezuela's Extreme-Right Opposition 5 Months Before #21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com During the 344th edition of the television program Con el Mazo Dando, deputy Diosdado Cabello spoke about the new internal disputes between groups on the Venezuelan extreme right, five months before the regional elections. | In this sense, he cited "the moral problem" evidenced by the fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Antonio Ledezma, when criticizing what he considers the sectarianism of Juan Guaidó. In Ledezma's opinion, the former deputy intends to impose proposals, under the mantle of unity, that arose from closed meetings. | "That is not a true unity, that is sectarianism," added Ledezma, who regretted that…

William J. Astore (2021-06-18). The other Big Lie undermining Democracy: Why our Recent Wars Began, and how Badly they were Bungled. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy. The big lie uniting and motivating today's Republicans is, of course, that Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, won the 2020 presidential election. Other big lies in our recent past include the notion that climate change is nothing but …

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-06-18). America's soup-brained president says the U.S. never interferes in other countries' elections. mronline.org The U.S. is far and away the single most egregious offender in the world on this front, which is largely why it is perceived around the world as a greater threat to democracy than any other government. | June 18, 2021…

Nick Pemberton (2021-06-18). Ilhan Omar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Everything In Between. counterpunch.org Whether or not one deems The Squad sufficiently socialist, no member of Congress has been as brave as Ilhan Omar, the young Somali American congresswoman, and one of two squad members to break the glass ceiling on Muslim women's congressional representation in a groundbreaking 2018 election. Omar has been abandoned by her own party, and

Peter Bolton (2021-06-18). Here's what the corporate-owned media won't tell you about the arrests in Nicaragua. thecanary.co Nicaragua has been under heavy fire from the corporate-owned media lately. The government of Daniel Ortega has arrested several opposition figures in the midst of an upcoming election. The US government and corporate media have been expressing their outrage about what they consider to be the growing dictatorial nature of the Ortega 'regime'. | But there is more to the story than they let on. A deeper investigation shows that the situation is not as clear-cut as they make out. And as is so often the case with Latin America, it falls to independent media to add some nuance and balance to the flagrantly right-leanin…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Presidential candidate 'Hemmati' casts ballot in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — A Presidential Candidate 'Abdolnaser Hemmati' cast his vote in the ballot box for the 13th Presidential Election in Hosseiniyah of Ershad, Tehran on Friday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Presidential candidate 'Ghazizadeh' casts vote in Mashhad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — An Iranian Presidential Candidate Seyyed Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi cast his vote for the 13th Presidential Election in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the shrine city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province on Friday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Presidential candidate 'Rezaei' casts his vote in Shahr-e Rey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian presidential candidate 'Mohsen Rezaei' cast his vote for 13th Presidential Election in the ballot box in Abd al-Azim al-Hassani Shrine in Shahr-e Rey, southern Tehran province on Friday.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Iranians cast votes in Presidential election (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian people in Sari, Shiraz and Kis Island attended polling stations on Friday to cast their votes in the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election).

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Presidential election time extended due to high turnout: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Guardian Council said that time of 13th Presidential Election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election) was renewed until 24: 00 of Friday due to the huge turnout of people throughout the country.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Iranians cast vote in Presidential Election (3). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — People in Rasht, Hamedan and Isfahan cities attended polling stations on Friday to cast their votes in the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election).

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Iranians cast votes in Presidential election (1). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — In the early hours of Friday morning, people in Mashhad, Bojnourd and Bandar Abbas cities attended polling stations to cast their votes in the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election).

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Raeisi enjoys more chance than other candidates to be winner. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Political analyst Payman Yazdani in an interview with Baku Tribune said that Raeisi enjoys more chance than other candidates to be the winner at the 13th Iran Presidential Election.

The Conversation (2021-06-18). Conservative hard-liner poised to be Iran's next president — what that means for the West and the nuclear deal. juancole.com By Nader Habibi | — ( The Conversation ) | — Iran's conservative rulers' effort to orchestrate the outcome of the June 18 presidential election triggered a voter boycott — but the result may still bode well for ongoing negotiations over the lapsed 2015 nuclear deal. The leading candidate is Ebrahim Raisi, chief of Iran's …

Juan Cole (2021-06-18). If Hard Liner Raisi wins Iran's Presidential Election, he has Trump to Thank. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — June 18 is election day in Iran. There are two main candidates for president, the arch-conservative Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's chief justice, and the centrist Abdolnaser Hemmati, an academic who served as chief of the national bank for the past three years. So it is sort of as though Chief Justice …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-18). Congratulations all! Today is the first official Juneteenth holiday! peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—By a 415-14 vote on June 16, the House followed the Senate's lead and approved making Juneteenth—marking the date when the last group of slaves, in Texas, learned in 1865 about their emancipation—a federal holiday. The measure was signed by President Joe Biden and took effect immediately, making today a national holiday. The Rev. William …

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-18). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Andrew Moss (2021-06-18). The Urgent Need to Educate America about Climate-Related Migration. counterpunch.org The Biden administration has made some admirable moves and gestures toward addressing the immense challenges posed by climate-related migration. But it hasn't adequately educated the American people about the issue, hamstringing its own efforts to advance an ambitious immigration agenda, including the creation of a path to citizenship for the 10.5 million residents who are

James O'Neill (2021-06-18). Unwise to Expect Anything Substantial from Biden-Putin Meeting This Week. dissidentvoice.org This Wednesday, the United States president Joe Biden will meet Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva in the first meeting of the two since Biden came to power in January 2021. It would be unwise to expect too much from this meeting. There are a number of reasons for advancing this view. The first of …

Editor2 (2021-06-18). 'They're Trying to Kill Assange Because he Spoke the Truth': Roger Waters Calls on Biden to End 'Disgusting' Sham Prosecution. orinocotribune.com With the brother and father of the jailed WikiLeaks co-founder on a US tour to raise awareness of Julian Assange's plight, legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters challenged Joe Biden to end the journalist's prosecution. | Assange's father John Shipton and brother Gabriel are traveling across the US this month to press the Biden administration to drop its charges, and highlight the threat to worldwide press freedom this prosecution poses. Joining them in New York this week was Roger Waters, who told RT on Friday why he's fighting for Assange. | "He is being held up as an example: Keep your mouth shut or this w…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-18). 'A huge victory': Biden USDA moves to restore animal welfare protections shredded by trump. nationofchange.org "Finally, USDA will close the loophole allowing factory farms to produce 'organic' eggs and chicken."

Joe Glenton (2021-06-18). Juneteenth becomes US national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery. But not everyone thinks it is enough. thecanary.co Known in the US as Juneteenth, 19 June will now be a nationwide holiday to celebrate the end of slavery. President Joe Biden It marks the moment in 1865 when the last slaves were freed. The actual date of the Abraham Lincoln's emancipation proclamation was several years earlier. But Texas held out — and maintained…

Dean Baker (2021-06-18). Biden, China, and the New Cold War. zcomm.org Many people don't seem to realize the absurdity of trying to spend China into the ground, as some would claim we did with the Soviet Union…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-18). On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel. counterpunch.org Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu's political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia as a

Paul Street (2021-06-18). That Little Power Elite Moment is Already Over. counterpunch.org Concerns over the white-supremacist neofascism of the Republican Party were overblown, a "Marxist" told me last January, because Trump had never won the allegiance of all but a small fraction of the nation's corporate and financial ruling class. Had I not read the latest Noam Chomsky interview, the "Marxist" said, in which Chomsky expressed what

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). China Calls on US and Russia to 'Substantially Slash' Nuclear Arsenals. news.antiwar.com China is again calling on the US and Russia to Zhao said the US and Russian decision to engage in "strategic stability" dialogue was a "welcomed" development. He said the US an…

_____ (2021-06-18). 'Dangerous Precedent': US High Court Sides With Corporate Giants Nestle and Cargill in Child Slavery Case. popularresistance.org Human rights advocates Thursday denounced a Supreme Court decision in favor of the U.S. corporate giants Nestlé USA and Cargill, which were sued more than a decade ago by six men who say the two companies were complicit in child trafficking and profited when the men were enslaved on cocoa farms as children.

WSWS (2021-06-18). South Carolina Supreme Court delays executions as state forms a firing squad. wsws.org The court has delayed two upcoming executions so the inmates can "choose" between the electric chair or a firing squad.

Amanda Mills (2021-06-18). Supreme court sides with giant corporations Nestle and Cargill saying they cannot be sued in child-labor case. nationofchange.org "We're celebrating 'the end of slavery' but American companies are still profiting off of slave labor."

Staff (2021-06-18). Affordable Care Act Survives Right-Wing Attack in Supreme Court. truthout.org In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court rejected a right-wing challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in The 7-2 opinion, written by Stephen Breyer, held that the plaintiffs did not have standing to contest the constitutionality of the ACA. Thus, since they could not demonstrate that they had been h…

Elie Mystal (2021-06-18). Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—Instead It Got Stronger. thenation.com Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—Instead It Got Stronger…

Elie Mystal (2021-06-18). Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—but It Got Stronger. thenation.com Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—but It Got Stronger…

Jim McMahan (2021-06-18). Solidarity with Palestine at Port of Seattle. workers.org Seattle In response to the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza and the ongoing dispossession of people in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and across Palestine, Palestian unions have called for global labor solidarity to disrupt apartheid Israel's trade. Global uproar against the Israeli regime's war, occupation and acts of terror and . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-18). Jobless checks could soon stop for three in four getting aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Nearly three in four workers now getting federal jobless aid—specifically the weekly $300 checks—could fall off an economic cliff in coming weeks and millions could get nothing at all, Economic Policy Institute Policy Director Heidi Shierholz and the National Employment Law Project warn. "About three-quarters of people receiving UI (unemployment insurance) benefits are on" the …

Editorial Team (2021-06-18). North Korea: the struggle against imperialism and the lessons of socialist construction today. challenge-magazine.org Ellis Garvey traces the history of North Korea, from being a colony to the anti-imperialist state that it is today | Ellis Garvey, is a member of the YCL's Manchester branch | In the West the, history of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's revolutionary organisations have been deliberately distorted so that we cannot learn or sympathise with the experiences of this country which has undergone many important tasks leading to the construction of state socialism. This distortion alike in many of the other post-war people's democracies, was mythologised by America and its puppets of NATO to back barbaric f…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-06-18). Andrew Perez on the Filibuster. fair.org James Stewart filibustering in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. | This week on CounterSpin: NBC News recently The statement is remarkable for the painful mockery it makes of Democrats' and corporate media's stubborn insistence that the most important value is "bipartisanship," Democrats and Republicans getting along—over and against majorities of the US…

_____ (2021-06-18). Youth activists descend on S.F. homes of Feinstein and Pelosi to demand climate corps. popularresistance.org Pelosi did not appear — nor did Sen. Dianne Feinstein when the activists stopped by her Pacific Heights mansion earlier in the day — but, if home, the Speaker may have spotted a glimpse of the giant street mural the activists left behind on Broadway at Normandie Terrace. The 16-foot painting advertised the group's goal: a civilian climate corps to combat global warming.

_____ (2021-06-18). 50 years ago, the Pentagon Papers' success hinged on a personal conversion to nonviolence. popularresistance.org Without the friendships he forged in the antiwar movement, Daniel Ellsberg might not have found the courage and support he needed to help end the Vietnam War.

Zarefah Baroud (2021-06-18). Dear PETA, Israel's Animal Rights Record is Anything but Praiseworthy. counterpunch.org Last Wednesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praised Israel for being the first country to ban the sale of animal furs. Laws like these are obviously worthy of praise, however, in the case of Israel, any praise, especially regarding its ethics towards animals, is completely misled. Throughout Israel's short history, they have

Patrick Mazza (2021-06-18). Conflict in the Hinterlands: the Fragmented Geography of the Cold Civil War. counterpunch.org When the U.S. had its first great break-up in 1861, the geography was fairly well defined. The core area of the Southern slaveocracy versus the rising industrial North. There were conflicts within the border states that stuck with the Union. "Copperhead" confederacy sympathizers existed in pockets of the North. But the lines of battle were

Katie Fite (2021-06-18). Kick 'em When They're Down: BLM Pushes Sage-Grouse Toward Extinction. counterpunch.org An apt motto for BLM's Sage-grouse habitat management across the West would be Kick 'Em When They're Down. The agency's grazing program is dead set on locking in everything that's bad for the birds. Cattle water projects and fences ripping apart habitats continue to proliferate across public lands. The livestock industry is driving this. Grazing

Tony McKenna (2021-06-18). Amazon's "The Boys:" The Superhero as Cypher for the Times. counterpunch.org Our superheroes have always reflected the spirit of the times. Superman first appeared in the 1930s, its creators were the children of Jewish immigrants, and by the time of the Second World War, the Caped-Kryptonian was an avid anti-fascist, battling Nazi sympathisers and even going as far as to throttle Adolf Hitler himself. In the 1960s, the

Ellen Glover (2021-06-18). 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed

Peter Cole (2021-06-18). Angela Davis, America's Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country's Most Radical Union. counterpunch.org This Saturday, June 19th, celebrated among African Americans as Juneteenth, Angela Davis will be inducted into Local 10, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Happening at Local 10's legendary hall near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, in what used to be the busiest port on America's West Coast,

WSWS (2021-06-18). Indian chemical factory explosion and fire kill 18. wsws.org The tragic loss of life and terrible injuries are a direct result of the callous indifference of management and the state authorities towards mandatory occupational safety measures and workers' health and lives.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-18). NATO Confirms Direct Role in Mali War. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Takuba Task Force. Menaka Base, Mali. Daphne BenoàÆt, AFP The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed a Framework Technical Agreement with the Takuba Task Force in Mali in Luxembourg on June 9. The task force has been a de facto NATO operation since its inception. The…

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). PM Trudeau's Donors' Conference on Venezuela: An Exercise in Deception. orinocotribune.com June 16, 2021, Toronto — "Canada must immediately cease its aggression against Venezuelans and stop deceiving Canadians and the world about what the government is truly up to," declared Maria Paez Victor, spokesperson for the Canadian Campaign of Venezuelans and Friends Against Sanctions (CCVFAS). The sanctions have contributed to 100,000 deaths according to former UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, as well as significant outward migration. The New York Times recently determined that those sanctions were a key generator of migrants. | The International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees a…

Editor2 (2021-06-18). Stalin and the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War. orinocotribune.com By Amr Abozeid — Jun 1, 2021 | At the outset of the German invasion of the Soviet Union Britain's chief of the Imperial General Staff declared that the Wehrmacht would cut through the Soviet forces "like a warm knife through butter."

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-18). Azerbaijan: NATO's outpost on the Caspian Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan: NATO's outpost on the Caspian SeaRick Rozoff On June 17 the defense minister of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, recently a "hero" of the Great Patriotic War against what is — or was — little more than a settlement, Nagorno-Karabakh, met with Raimonds Bergmanis, a member of the Latvian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-18). NATO confirms direct role in Mali war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO confirms direct role in Mali warRick Rozoff The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed a Framework Technical Agreement with the Takuba Task Force in Mali in Luxembourg on June 9. The task force has been a de facto NATO operation since its inception. The contributing nations are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 …

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-18). Online events with Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Peter Linebaugh, Kate Raworth, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen events taking place over the next week (and starting at 8 am tomorrow, June 17), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Vijay Prasad, Vandana Shiva, Cynthia Kaufman, Peter Linebaugh, Debbie Bookchin, Kate Raworth, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, 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.

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

_____ (2021-06-18). VIDEO: Blaming Russia for Hacking Lets Faulty U.S. Cybersecurity Off Hook. strategic-culture.org Western institutions need to rethink their policies towards cybersecurity because the current model of using for-profit outside firms are starting to fall apart.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-06-18). Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment. counterpunch.org Years pass, and journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British jail. His crime? Truthful reporting of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq, reporting that sparked a lust for vengeance among U.S. politicos and military men. With Assange, the American empire would manage what imperialists couldn't with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who slipped through their fingers by wisely

Global Research News (2021-06-18). Selected Articles: The Campaign Against Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. globalresearch.ca By War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very …

The Canary (2021-06-18). Apology does not help rape victims whose cases were dropped, commissioner warns. thecanary.co The Government's apology over its dire rape conviction record will not comfort those people whose cases have been dropped, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. | Dame Vera Baird QC said the ministerial apology within its long-awaited Rape Review was a "milestone" which would effectively force the Government to take action, but said the "underwhelming document" did not go far enough. | She also criticised investigators' continued use of analysing the mobile phones of people who report a rape to police. | In an interview with the PA news agency, Dame Vera said: It is a good thing that there has…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-06-18). Netflix anime 'Yasuke' puts spectacle over substance for the Black samurai. peoplesworld.org Anime, the Japanese originated hand drawn medium, is often one with fantastical creatures and high-fantasy concepts. Netflix's new series Yasuke attempts to add this anime style of storytelling to the very true story of the famous Black warrior who served under one of Japan's most notable rulers. The results of such a merger will entertain …

Jason Ditz (2021-06-18). 23 Afghan Commandos Killed in Fighting in Northern Faryab. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting is continuing in northern Faryab Province of Afghanistan, The Taliban has contested parts of Faryab for weeks, and are putting intense pressure on the special forces. The troops reportedly expected reinforcements, sending vehicles away from the center of the contested district to pick up more fighters. | While the vehicles were gone, the Taliban attacked again in force, and caused many of the casualties. It turns…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-18). Milley Says China Has a 'Ways to Go' Before It Can Take Taiwan. news.antiwar.com Despite the constant hype around a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley believes China has a "ways to go" when it comes to developing the capability to take the island. "My assessment, in terms of capability, I think China has a ways to go to develop …

Jason Ditz (2021-06-18). 23 Afghan Commandos Killed in Fighting in Northern Faryab. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting is continuing in northern Faryab Province of Afghanistan, The Taliban has contested parts of Faryab for weeks, and is putting intense pressure on the special forces. The troops reportedly expected reinforcements, sending vehicles away from the center of the contested district to pick up more fighters. | While the vehicles were gone, the Taliban attacked again in force, and caused many of the casualties. It turns…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). Israeli Explosive Device Injured Two Syrian Soldiers In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org File image. | On June 18, an explosive device blast injured two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in al-Quneitra near the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. | The device was planted inside an observation post of the SAA located near the remains of al-Quneitra's old hospital, which was destroyed by the Israeli military during the war of 1973. When the soldiers entered…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). Scammers Are Hunting ISIS Supporters Desperate To Get Their Comrades Out Of Al-Hawl Camp In Syria. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | Human traffickers are scamming ISIS supporters who are desperate to get their comrades and their families out from the notorious al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria, the The camp, which is located in the eastern countryside of al-Hasakah, is being run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). More than 60,000 people, including thou…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Ohio shooting victim dies after he's run over by cops. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — An Ohio police car ran over a man who'd been shot and called 911 for help — and he died shortly afterward, police and reports said.

Barry Healy (2021-06-18). The all-out war to save South Africa's wild rhinos. greenleft.org.au Barry Healy reviews The Last Horns of Africa, a documentary about preventing the poaching of wild rhinoceros.

Alex Bainbridge (2021-06-18). Dutton, Barilaro and the right's defamation culture war. greenleft.org.au For parties that supposedly stand for free speech, Coalition MPs are increasingly using defamation hearings to silence their critics. Alex Bainbridge looks at the right's culture war.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-18). Faced with New ICC Prosecutor, Opposition in Venezuela Pushes for Desired Verdict. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan opposition and its international allies increased their pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) with new maneuvers to encourage a hasty verdict against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Statements by opposition elements perhaps reflected their frustration with the ICC's change of management this week. Before her departure, outgoing ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda did not provide the confirmation they had hoped to receive to their damaging accusations regarding the South American nation. | Therefore, spokespeople for the opposition factions requested that British lawyer Karim Kh…

Staff (2021-06-18). US Eases Some Sanctions Against Venezuela to 'Address the Pandemic'. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, June 16, the The Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) explained that the license granted permits transactions and activities with the Central Bank of Venezuela, Banco de Venezuela and Banco Bicentenario, among others, that involve masks, ventilators and oxygen tanks, vaccines and the production of vacci…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Zarif meets with Venezuelan counterpart for bilateral talk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Foreign Minister of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza in Turkey on Fri. on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum to discuss bilateral talks.

Peter Frost (2021-06-18). Chinese wanderers remind us of the global threats to elephants. peoplesworld.org China is not famous for its elephants — but the famed wandering herd has been dominating animal media headlines for some while. The whole herd of 15 animals originally left a wildlife reserve in the southwest of Yunnan province more than a year ago. They trekked over 300 miles (500km) north, arriving at the outskirts …

James Corbett (2021-06-18). How the West Re-colonized China. globalresearch.ca The "Chinese dragon" of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families.

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). "There Is A Serious Possibility China Will Occupy A Taiwanese Island" southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | Mainstream media outlets have once again fueling rumors about the incoming 'Chinese invasion of Taiwan' amid the developing economic and diplomatic tensions between China and the United States. | "There is now a serious possibility that China seeks to occupy one of the outer islands," a Sydney-based d…

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-18). Inventor of mRNA Technology: Vaccine Causes Lipid Nanoparticles to Accumulate in 'High Concentrations' in Ovaries. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Waging Nonviolence (2021-06-18). 5 ways to push antisemites and the Alt-Right out of the Palestinian solidarity movement. juancole.com By Shane Burley | — With support for Palestinian freedom hitting a new level, intentional strategies are needed to stop white nationalists looking to hijack the movement. ( Waging Nonviolence ) — As Israel resumes its bombing of Gaza, and settlers attack Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line — the boundary between what …

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-18). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=ha… | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag…

B. Nimri Aziz (2021-06-18). Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: a Trail of Unrestrained Malice. counterpunch.org Residents of Sheikh Jarrah's resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying, it drew widespread condemnation (the US government excepted). The Palestinian dead, injured and homeless are still being tabulated, while eviction processes of Sheikh Jarrah's Arab inhabitants continue, even as we learn

Anonymous007 (2021-06-18). Turkey's Turn To Test Its Luck In The 'Graveyard Of Empires' (UPDATED). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The article was updated with the following photos and footage of Taliban preparing for further operations: | Click to see full-size image | Click to see full-size image |

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-18). Medicare changes will mean higher patient costs. greenleft.org.au The federal government plans to reduce the number of health services it is prepared to subsidise with Medicare rebates. Jim McIlroy reports.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-18). Wither Encryption: What Operation Trojan Shield Reveals. dissidentvoice.org My, were they delighted! Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning the globe. It all involved a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led in conjunction with a number of law enforcement agencies in 16 countries, resulting in more than 800 …

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-18). The Kisan [Farmers'] Commune in India. mronline.org On 26 June 2021, tens of thousands of Indian farmers will gather in front of the government offices in India's twenty-eight states. | June 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-18). The Kisan [Farmers'] Commune in India. zcomm.org "These are portraits of human beings with names, struggles, and aspirations, a way of life. These are portraits of a class. These are portraits of a historic protest."

Gloria Rubac (2021-06-18). Life without parole is 'silent execution'. workers.org Slow death row. A silent execution. These are some of the names given a relatively new sentence option in the U.S. criminal legal system — life without parole. LWOP sentences a person to spend the rest of their life incarcerated with absolutely no possibility of ever being released. The person . . . |

Tania Siddiqi (2021-06-18). Farmers continue militant actions in India. workers.org June 14 marks 200 days of the Farmers' Protest at the Delhi border of India. Farmers remain steadfast in their goal to have the state repeal three oppressive farm bills. Since Workers World last reported on the protests in February, there has been important movement work taking place throughout India. . . . |

Gerald Meyer (2021-06-18). Separate but unequal: Israel, Palestine, and the reality of apartheid. peoplesworld.org The facts are undeniable. In response to Israel's brutal treatment of Palestinians fighting to prevent evictions from their homes in East Jerusalem, Hamas, a spin-off from the Muslim Brotherhood, began firing short-range missiles manufactured from scrap metal into Israel. Within a few days, powerful American-made missile launchers, guided by the most sophisticated technology, began bombarding …

Eds. (2021-06-18). The Techfare state: The 'new' face of neoliberal state regulation. mronline.org recent article in the New York Times takes aim at 'How Big Tech Won the Pandemic', highlighting how in the last year alone, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook posted a combined revenue of more than $1.2 trillion. | June 18, 2021…

Eds. (2021-06-18). Walter Rodney's death records to be amended and children's books placed in schools. mronline.org The martyred revolutionary's assassination has finally been acknowledged by the Guyana state, and his works will become part of the educational curriculum. | June 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Maureen Skehan (2021-06-18). Trans resistance in Boston. workers.org The Second Annual Boston Trans Resistance March, Vigil and Pride Fest — uplifting the global Black Trans Lives Matter struggle and radical roots of LGBTQ+ Pride — gathered in Nubian Square, Roxbury, on June 12. The rally was led by Athena Vaughn and Chastity Jamaria Bowick of Trans Resistance and . . . |

Marina Wheeler QC (2021-06-18). Cases against the medical profession: an extended review by Marina Wheeler QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com During the pandemic, the public's gratitude to the medical profession has been palpable. But rightly, practitioners continue to be regulated, supervised by the Courts. Here we report a clutch of decisions highlighting some common themes: the importance of transparency and maintaining public confidence in the profession; managing conflicts of interest; making and handling findings of …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-18). Rumors Abound Of Chinese Vice-Premier Defecting To The U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In recent days, there's been rumors, especially around Twitter and Chinese Anti-Communist Party media of a high-level defection from the People's Republic. | Reports are filled with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (Ëë£ÁªèÁ∫¨) defected in mid-February 2021. | He allegedly flew from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang. | t.co/qK2chSPanW via Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). In Video: PKK Drone Bombed Turkish Military Post In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org Screen grab from the PKK's drone attack video. | On June 16, the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) released a video of recent drone attack on a post of the Turkish military in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The attack, which took place on May 5, targeted a military post on the Zendura hill in the Metina region. An unidentified drone threw two improvised small-diameter munitions at…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS Attack Leaves Ten Iranian-Backed Fighters Dead Or Wounded In Deir Ezzor. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 18, two Iranian-backed fighters were killed and eight others were wounded in an attack by ISIS cells in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor. | The attack, which took place in the early morning, targeted several positions manned by Iranian-backed forces in the al-Jwif area near the town of al-Mayadin, one the largest urban centers in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor. | Iranian-backed forces, mostly made of Syrian and Iraqi fighters, maintain a st…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). Somali Army Killed 30 Al-Shabab Terrorists, Including Leader, In Middle Shabelle Operation. southfront.org File image. | On June 18, the Somali National Army (SNA) announced that it killed 30 terrorists of al-Qaeda-affiliated Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen during a recent operation in the southern region of Middle Shebelle. | The operation took place in the area of Jalable, where al-Shabab terrorists were planning attacks against government forces. | "The militants attempted to resist the army, but our forces managed to kill 30 of them and injured 24 others," Ali Hashi, a spokesman for the SNA, told the military radio, accordin…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-18). Libyan Army Intensified Operations In Southwestern Region In Response To Recent ISIS Attacks. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: LNA media office | On June 17, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it had intensified its operations in Libya's southwestern region in response to recent attacks by ISIS. | "The General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces directed units of the infantry battalions to head to the [southwestern] region to support the Southwest Liberation Operations Room in the southern strategic direction, in order to track down Takfiri terrorists and expel Afri…

Staff (2021-06-18). To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing. truthout.org The words "I can't breathe" were not only uttered by Eric Garner and George Floyd as they were murdered by police. They were also uttered by Policing in the United States is a force of racist violence that is entangled at the core of the capitalist sy…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). Large Blast Hits Gas Pipeline In Capital Of Lugansk People's Republic (Video). southfront.org

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). Russia's KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" Spotted Participating In Patrol In Northern Syria For First Time. southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | Russia's KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" has been spotted participating in a joint patrol with Turkish forces in northern Syria for the first time. The patrol took place in the province of al-Hasakah on June 17. | The KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" is a wheeled mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle. The vehicle is based on the KAMAZ-43269 and has increased personnel protection capabilities. | So far, such vehicles have been rarely seen in Syria. However, it seems that Russia is set to continue to fiel…

Anonymous349 (2021-06-18). Large Blast Hits Gas Pipeline In Capital Of Lugansk People's Republic (Video). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2021-06-18). SouthFront Is Rising From Ashes. southfront.org | Last month was critical for SouthFront! | The Washington establishment has made every effort to demolish SouthFront. Almost all US-controlled banks and payment systems suspended SF ac…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-18). Lithuania Mulls Building Fence Along Belarus Border To Curb 'Weaponized' Migration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17th, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry announced that it was considering building a border fence on the border with Belarus. | The reason is an alleged surge in illegal migration, which according to Vilnius is 'weaponized' by Minsk."We are discussing this issue, conducting a study of the possibility of installing a physical fence. And it will probably cost 15 million [euros]," Bilotaite said. | The press secretary of the Interior Minister Lina Laurinaitite-Grigene said that different o…

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Rob Urie (2021-06-18). How the Federal Government Crushed Racist Organizing. counterpunch.org According to data collected by the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), white racist organizing in the U.S. saw a continued decline in 2020 from its peak in 2008, in the pit of the Great Recession. While unemployment skyrocketed due to pandemic shutdowns, the Federal response through the CARES Act prevented anything like the scale and

Mike Ervin (2021-06-18). Smart Ass Cripple: Defund the Nursing Homes. progressive.org The pandemic has made clear that people in nursing homes are extremely vulnerable and that something needs to be done about it.

Emiliano Falcon-Morano (2021-06-18). Sidewalk: The Next Frontier Of Amazon's Surveillance Infrastructure. aclu.org Amazon has doubled down on its private surveillance infrastructure by With this initiative, Amazon is once more confirming that its true allegiances do no…

Joe Glenton (2021-06-18). Civil liberties group takes aim at the secret dossiers internet firms keep on all of us. thecanary.co Civil liberties activists will sue global advertisers and social media giants who keep secret dossiers of our private information. The Irish Council For Civil Liberties (ICCL) It is claimed the dossiers can include financial and mental health information, and "even whether our children have special needs". | Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are targets of the lawsuit, as well as Verizon, AT&T and the entire online advertising…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-18). If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again. indybay.org Urban decay, progressive renewal…

Charles Enderlin (2021-06-18). Israel-Palestine: a New Chapter Begins. counterpunch.org I have the impression of being in the film Back to the Future, and to relive all the battles lost by the Palestinians and their allies amongst the anti-annexationist Israeli Left. Consider, for example, the colonisation of the Sheikh Jarrah quarter in East Jerusalem, back in the news. I filmed the arrival of the first

Angela (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: The Tide is Shifting: Palestine Advocacy in 2021. indybay.org Webinar…

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2021-06-18). On Israel's Colonial Occupation of Palestine. zcomm.org The Final Solution Without End…

Fred Gardner (2021-06-18). Marx in the Afterlife, According to Bob Dylan. counterpunch.org On Rough and Rowdy Ways, the album Dylan released as he turned 80, there's a song called "My Own Version of You" in which he shows us Karl Marx burning in Hell and getting the skin whipped off his back (along with Sigmund Freud). Stand over there by the cypress tree Where the Trojan women

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-18). Empire of Clowns vs. Yellow Peril. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-18). The Real Danger of Israel's New Government. zcomm.org Some in Washington may be so glad to be rid of Netanyahu that they'll welcome his even more hardline successor…

WSWS (2021-06-18). Break the isolation of the strike of the Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia! wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site calls on Volvo workers and all autoworkers to come to the support of the nearly 3,000 striking Volvo Trucks workers at the New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). A letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education on the World Socialist Web Site, Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project. wsws.org This letter from WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North was sent to the Chronicle of Higher Education in response to its article, "'What the Hell Happened?' Inside the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure case."

Meagan Day (2021-06-18). There Once Was a Socialist College in the Rural South. zcomm.org Commonwealth College taught and trained over 1,500 worker-activists before becoming an early casualty of American anti-communism…

Eric Toussaint (2021-06-18). To Address Inequality and Global Poverty, We Must Cancel Debt. zcomm.org In the present day, the socialist project must be feminist, ecologist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, internationalist and self-governing…

_____ (2021-06-18). The Farmers' Revolt in India. popularresistance.org The consequence of such severe bleeding of resources was that, even in good crop years, peasants barely had enough food to survive. In bad years — when the monsoon season failed — farmers could barely scrape together enough money to pay their taxes before lapsing into months of total starvation. Peasants could not save money or food in good years because the taxation prevented any savings. This left them vulnerable in the bad years. When drought or crop failures came, as they inevitably do, the farmers had no buffer from the atrocity of famine.

_____ (2021-06-18). What does the Museum of Modern Art have to do with Palestinian oppression? popularresistance.org The movement, which began in early April, is non-hierarchical and comprises a fluctuating network of working groups and other social justice organizations. While it seeks solidarity with the museum's employees, the movement is not composed of or affiliated with members of MoMA's staff — though at least one artist affiliated with the museum has canceled a program to support the strike.

Richard Moser (2021-06-18). The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity? counterpunch.org The modern system of austerity took shape in the mid-1970s and we are still in its grip. Austerity is meant to trap us in a destructive double-bind; the race to the bottom for millions of people is also the race to the top for the few. The cost? More than $50 trillion. The human cost in misery, death, and despair? Devastating yet uncounted.

Pete Dolack (2021-06-18). Is 20th Century Social Democracy Really the Best we Can Do? counterpunch.org Predictions are difficult to make, especially, as the old joke goes, when they are about the future. Particularly fraught have been predictions of the demise of capitalism. Conventional wisdom would have us believe that because capitalism remains the world's dominant economic system, predictions of the system's demise are not only wrong, but destined to be

Louisa Willcox (2021-06-18). Saving the Grizzlies of Jackson Hole. counterpunch.org Protecting threatened grizzly bears is about managing people. This simple truth is reinforced by the travails of Grand Teton's renowned grizzly matron, known by her number "399," and her many descendants. Today, despite her fame and protections offered by the federal Endangered Species Act, 399, along with other celebrated grizzlies living in the Jackson Hole

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-18). Get Me Water First. counterpunch.org Occasionally, you come across an article, a book, or a film with exceptional power to capture your imagination, influencing your ideas or life, or, at least, reminding you of a time when you, too, were obsessed by similar concerns and hopes. This happened to me recently by a film with the magic and tragic title, River's

Martha Burk (2021-06-18). Reagan's Bitter Legacy for Women. counterpunch.org Ronald Reagan, the most anti-woman president of the 20th century, was buried 17 years ago this June. Too bad his policies weren't buried with him. Unfortunately, they're still very much alive today. The Reagan "vision" for America, with its disproportionately negative impact on the female half, is now firmly embedded in Republican dogma. The 40th

WSWS (2021-06-18). Turkish workers and youth support striking Volvo workers: "The case of Volvo workers is now the spearhead of workers' struggle internationally" wsws.org Workers and youth in Turkey declared their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Workers in two main unions strike together in Greece over anti-labour laws; CaixaBank workers in Spain strike against job losses while unions negotiate jobs away; General strike in Lebanon as economy in free fall destroys living standards; Lesotho garment workers' pay strike continues into week four.

WSWS (2021-06-18). New York mayoral candidates hold final debate before June 22 Democratic primary. wsws.org Not one of the Democrats addressed the right-wing record of the de Blasio administration, nor were they asked.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Australian union chief at General Mills strike: Platitudes, evasions, no perspective for workers. wsws.org Sally McManus, head of Australia's union movement, is incapable of speaking directly to even a few dozen workers because she represents a bureaucracy that has nothing to offer but sell-outs and defeats.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Australia: Despite opposition, restructure continues at University of Newcastle. wsws.org Both the NTEU and the students' association are working to stifle opposition and assist management to achieve its cost-cutting demands.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Turkish workers and youth support striking Volvo workers: "The case of Volvo workers is now the spearhead of workers' struggle internationally" wsws.org Workers and youth in Turkey declare their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-18). What does the UAW spend its money on? wsws.org While planning to starve striking workers on the picket line with just $275 a week, the UAW continues to spend millions on its staff at its national headquarters.

WSWS (2021-06-18). 71st Berlinale opens public festival with Kevin Macdonald's The Mauritanian. wsws.org On June 9, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival commenced as an open-air event for the public. The festival began with a remarkable prelude.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Military show trial of Suu Kyi begins in Myanmar. wsws.org Behind the travesty of the closed-door proceedings, the fight against the junta raises major political issues for workers and youth.

WSWS (2021-06-18). South Korean union reaches sellout agreement to force striking delivery workers back on the job. wsws.org The union has ended the strike, even though nothing has been done to address the gruelling workloads of delivery staff, who labour for up to 14 hours per day.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Canadian capitalism's reopening drive: Inadequate vaccination rates, fast-spreading variants and the dangers of a fourth wave. wsws.org The federal Liberal government and corporatist trade unions stand full-square behind the aggressive back-to-work/back-to-school drive now being implemented by provincial governments of all political stripes across Canada.

Derek Royden (2021-06-18). Unknown soldiers: America's secret, privatized army. nationofchange.org While many American policy makers believe that their country is 'exceptional' and thus shouldn't have to follow long established laws, other governments see the precedents they set and act accordingly.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-18). Lebanese trade unions observe day-long strike against worsening conditions for workers. peoplesdispatch.org The strike was called by the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers (CGTL), an umbrella body of trade unions in the country, and supported by some major political parties including the Free Patriotic Movement, Future Movement, and Amal…

Mike Ervin (2021-06-18). Smart Ass Cripple: The Anti-Vaxx Jerk Juggernaut Lives On. progressive.org If you're worried that the government is going to force you to wear a mask or get vaccinated, you can breathe a sigh of relief—it isn't going to happen.

Moderator (2021-06-18). Margaret & David Talbot: The Second American Revolution. scheerpost.com Mr. Fish. Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play Revolutions are traditionally marked by the year they began ‚Äï 1776, 1789, 1917, 1949 ‚Äï which elides the truth that it takes decades, sometimes centuries, for a radical break from the past to complete its tumultuous slow-fast processing through the sociopolitical fabric, with each challenge to the previous status quo just as likely to… |

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-18). In Final Days of NYC Mayoral Primary, Dianne Morales Reflects on Her Campaign. latinorebels.com "No one else in this race is really advocating for or elevating working-class Black and Brown New Yorkers the way that I am," she told Latino Rebels.

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. (2021-06-18). Without Social, Economic, and Political Equality, There is No Freedom. aclu.org While preparing for our Juneteenth celebration at Carnegie Hall this year, I re-read General Order No. 3, presented by General Granger in Galveston, Tex. on June 19, 1865. This order famously communicated to Texans news of the Emancipation Proclamation: all enslaved people were to be freed. I observed that the order combines two elements that only the Creator could grant. From a prophetic perspective, although the proclamation of freedom was from the president of the United States, only God can grant freedom and absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves. Cons…

Andrew Emett (2021-06-18). Former correctional officers sentenced to prison for assaulting inmate. nationofchange.org "The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee will continue to prioritize the criminal prosecution of public employees who violate the civil rights of others."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). 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 (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

Therese Crutcher-Marin (2021-06-18). Saturday 9/18: San Jose Team Hope 10K Run/5K Walk To Support The Huntington's Disease Society Of America. indybay.org Campbell Park at the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Campbell California…

Strong Coalition of Support (2021-06-18). Protesters Demand San Mateo County Law Enforcement Accountability. indybay.org On June 12 in Redwood City, protesters challenged the San Mateo County system that continues to police and kill Black and brown bodies at drastically higher rates than white bodies.

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Pigeon First Aid – June. indybay.org 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1513, United States…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-18). Tuesday 7/6: Digital Music Production Classes with Music Producer Alfie Macias. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

Angela (2021-06-18). Friday 6/18: A Black Lens on Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Fur Trade Death Trade: Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org 77 Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304…

Ritter Center (2021-06-18). Saturday 7/31: Under The Stars: A Sleepout to End Homelessness in Marin. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

SF Black Wallstreet (2021-06-18). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Juneteenth Festival in Gilman Park. indybay.org Gilman Park, 903 Gilman Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-18). Public Housing Tenants Protest Privatization. indybay.org In classic struggle, low income people are organizing against abuses by the powerful…

David Giesen (2021-06-18). Friday 6/18: Will Juneteenth go mainstreamed into oblivion? indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/95970820640?pwd=cHNYeTQyQktHNm…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/26: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

Frauke Banse, Friederike Habermann & Jai Sen (2021-06-18). Our World is Not For Sale! indybay.org People's Global Action (PGA) was organized in a decentralized way by movements from all parts of the world. But we had no staff and no fixed funding. Everything was through crowdfunding. People were inspired by what PGA stood for, which was, first, the rejection of capitalism. Later, at the second conference in India in 1999, the rejection of all kinds of domination was added, including sexism, racism, and so on.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-18). Thursday 7/8: Drawing and Screenprinting Classes with Printmaker Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

DXE (2021-06-18). Saturday 6/19: Meetup: The History Behind Juneteenth. indybay.org online…

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-18). Should A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? indybay.org Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit.

Shane Quinn (2021-06-18). Nazi Germany Set to Invade Russia, Analysing Hitler's Access to Oil Sources. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

RT News (2021-06-18). "Government Stole Our Water": US Farmers Ready for Standoff with Feds in Drought Irrigation Crisis, Expect Right-wing Militia Help. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Thalif Deen (2021-06-18). World's Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert — & Ready to Strike. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-18). Sri Lankan government lifts fuel price, deepening social assault on workers and the poor. wsws.org "We've already been affected by the high price of goods and so the fuel price increase will make life intolerable."

Emir Sader (2021-06-18). La cuestión central en Brasil: La redemocratización. globalizacion.ca El tema de la democracia siempre ha sido un tema pendiente en Brasil. La salida de la dictadura promovió un proceso de redemocratización, que sólo restauró el sistema democrático liberal que existía antes del golpe de 1964. Separación de poderes…

Global Research News (2021-06-18). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Netanyahu planning to topple new Zionist regime's cabinet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Benjamin Netanyahu is working closely with current-former Speaker of the Knesset and Likud party member Yariv Levin on a plan to topple the Bennett-Lapid-led unity government, the Zionist media reported on Friday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Iran's dried nuts exports hit 36% growth in current year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) —Director General of Coordinating Office of Export Promotion of Agricultural Processing Industries of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran said that export of dried nuts in first two months of current year registered 36% growth.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Iraqi lawmakers urge gov. to stop Turkey's advancing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Emphasizing the need to maintain the sovereignty of Iraq, some Iraqi parliamentarians called for an immediate response to Turkey and a halt to its advancement into northern Iraq.

Staff (2021-06-18). Talks underway for Iranian firms presence in rebuilding Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said that talks are underway for playing the key role of competent Iranian companies in rebuilding Syria.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). IAEA agreement with Iran not subject to Vienna talks: Grossi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said that IAEA's agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran is not dependent on JCPOA talks which is ongoing in the Austrian capital Vienna.

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