Daily Archives: June 19, 2021

2021-06-19: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-19). Democrats, media suppress new revelations of military and police complicity in January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org More than five months after the January 6 siege of the US Capitol aimed at overturning the election of Biden and maintaining Trump in power as president-dictator, the cover-up of Trump's accomplices at the highest levels of the state continues.

Editorial Team (2021-06-19). Armenia to hold snap election following Prime Minister Pashinyan's resignation. challenge-magazine.org Armenia will hold a snap parliamentary election on Sunday, June 20 following the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in April. Pashinyan hopes by winning he will renew his mandate, having become increasingly unpopular after the signing of a Russian-brokered truce with Azerbaijan. | This truce came in the wake of a six-week war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where with the support of Turkey, Azerbaijan gained territory. This defeat led many to criticise Pashinyan, with high ranking generals of the army demanding his resignation back in February. This included the Chief of the General Staff of the A…

Young Communist League of Britain (2021-06-19). London Recruit, Steve Marsling, contesting Aldeburgh & Leiston by-election for CP. challenge-magazine.org The Communist Party's East Suffolk Branch have announced that they are standing their local Chair, Comrade Steve Marsling, in the forthcoming by-election to represent the ward of Aldeburgh & Leiston. | In a public statement, the Communist candidate set out his case, which is proudly carried here by Challenge. | "Dedicated to my community | Hello, my name is Steve Marsling I am 70 years of age and have lived in the Leiston area for the last 10 years. In that time I have helped sponsor Leiston Football Club matches and brought Labour MPs to the area to publicise both the matches and future health strategies. | I…

The Canary (2021-06-19). Keir Starmer hires ex-staffer accused of plotting Labour's loss in the 2017 election. thecanary.co One of Keir Starmer's closest advisers is standing down after Labour suffered another dire by-election result. The aide has been replaced by a former Labour staffer. However, this person was accused of working to ensure her own party lost the 2017 election. | Chaos: | Ben Nunn announced on 18 June that he's quitting as the Labour leader's director of communications. It came after the party trailed in fourth in the Chesham and Amersham election. Nunn's exit was described as another blow to Starmer after Labour won only 622 votes in the by-election. The party secured just 1.6% of the vote and lost its depos…

WSWS repost (2021-06-19). Democrats, media suppress news of military and police complicity in January 6 coup attempt. indybay.org More than five months after the January 6 siege of the US Capitol aimed at overturning the election of Biden and maintaining Trump in power as president-dictator, the cover-up of Trump's accomplices at the highest levels of the state continues.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). Rouhani congratulates Iran's President-elect. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the President-elect on his victory in the 13th presidential election.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-19). Biden to Reduce US Troops in Middle East, Will Focus on China, Russia. news.antiwar.com Biden to Reduce US Troops in Middle East, Will Focus on China, Russia | Weapons deployments to be reduced in several countries…

The Conversation (2021-06-19). As new Israeli Gov't Bombs Gaza, Relations with Palestine are on a Knife Edge— and will Stay There. juancole.com By Tony Walker | — ( The Conversation) — The Israel-Palestine conflict has experienced its first violent spasm in the term of a new Israeli government. However, hostilities have since been contained, for the time being. Provocative demonstrations this week in Arab East Jerusalem involving Israeli proto-nationalists chanting "death to Arabs" were met with a …

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-19). The Real Danger of Israel's New Government. juancole.com By Phyllis Bennis | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — The new Israeli government takes office already largely paralyzed. With eight diverse parties, they agree only on two things. One, they want to get rid of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Check — that's done. Two, given the unlikeliness of reaching agreement on any major …

Editor2 (2021-06-19). A Western-Backed war Couldn't Destroy Syria, now Sanctions are Starving its People. orinocotribune.com By Eva Bartlett — Jun 16, 2021 | A little over a decade ago, Syrians lived in safety and financial security. After ten years of war on Syria, while safety has largely returned, Syrians are struggling to exist under increasingly crippling Western sanctions. | As Syrian analyst Kevork Almassian

G. Dunkel (2021-06-19). 140 protests against racism, cops, far right sweep France. workers.org Marches and rallies against racism, the far right and police violence took place in over 140 communities in France June 12. These "Marches for Liberty" were scheduled to be held a few weeks before regional elections, where the far-right National Rally (RN/Rassemblement National, Marine Le Pen's party) will try to . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-19). Nicaragua's political opposition as organized crime. mronline.org Despite numerous reports in international media to the contrary, none of the people arrested had been selected by any of Nicaragua's political alliances or parties as possible candidates for the upcoming general election on November 7th this year. | June 19, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-06-19). Interview with Nicaraguan Sandinista: Pandemic Recovery, New Elections Follow Defeat of US Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com Fight Back! interviewed Rosalía Bohórquez, a leader in the youth sector of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). | Fight Back!: What organization are you a member of? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Sandinista Youth | Fight Back!: How has the experience with COVID-19 been in Nicaragua? | Bohórquez: Nicaragua took a preventive attitude since the very beginning of the global pandemic. Thanks to the public health system, a community model, we succeeded in an awareness campaign by going house to house, neighborhood by neighborhood all over the country. | Alongside this campaign, the government began a health mapping…

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-19). Raeisi has the lead as initial results announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The initial results show Raeisi's significant lead in the 2021 Presidential election.

Staff (2021-06-19). VIDEO: Iranian voters attacked in Sweden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — A group of monarchists and Mojahedin Khalq terrorist sect (hypocrites) attacked the Iranian voters who cast votes for Iran's 2021 Presidential elections in one of the cities in Sweden.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). People in Hamedan celebrating victory of Raeisi in election. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — A host of supporters of Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi staged drive-in celebration in city of Hamedan on Sat. evening following his victory in Iran 2021 Presidential Election.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Interior Minister press conference to announce votes results. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — At a press conference in Interior Ministry on Saturday afternoon, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced the final results of Friday presidential elections which gave a landslide victory to Ebrahim Raeisi.

Staff (2021-06-19). 3 suspects detained for attack against Iranian voter in UK. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Chargé d'affaires in London said three suspects have been detained in the UK due to the attack against an Iranian woman who had come to vote for Presidential Election in Birmingham.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). Rouhani meets President-elect Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met and congratulated President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi for his victory in the 13th presidential election.

Staff (2021-06-19). Attack against Iranian voter in UK (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Chargé d'affaires in London said that counter-revolutionary elements brutally attacked an Iranian woman who had come to vote for Presidential Election in Birmingham.

Staff (2021-06-19). Berri felicitates Ayat. Khamenei success of Pres. elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon Nabih Berri congratulated the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayat. Khamenei for the successful holding of Iranian Presidential elections.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Russian Embassy issues statement on Putin's message to Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Russian Embassy to Tehran on Sat. released a statement on the congratulatory message of Russian President 'Vladimir Putin' sent to 'Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi' on his victory in Iran 2021 Presidential Election.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). Ghalibaf felicitates election of Raeisi as Iran new president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — In his congratulatory message to President-elect Raeisi, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf voiced Parliament's readiness to cooperate fully with the elected government.

Staff (2021-06-19). Al-Nujaba offers congratulations on Raeisi's victory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Hujjat al-Islam al-Kaabi congratulated the Islamic Revolution Leader and the people of Iran on ‚Äéthe victory of ‚ÄéSayyed Ebrahim Raeisi in the elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran.‚Ä&eacute…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). World leaders offer congratulations on Raeisi's victory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — After Ebrahim Raeisi won Friday's presidential elections in Iran, many political leaders and prominent figures in the region and the world offered their congratulations on his victory.

Staff (2021-06-19). Final results show 17.92mn of votes for Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian interior minister on Sat. announced the final results of the country's Presidental elections, noting that Ebrahim Raeisi has won the elections gaining 17,926,345 votes.

Staff (2021-06-19). Shamkhani, Zarif, Jannati felicitate Raeisi on his election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif and Secretary of SCSC Shamkhani, and Secretary of Iran's Guardian Council Ayatollah Jannati congratulated President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi for his victory in the 13th presidential election.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-19). Vote-counting process across country. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran's Presidential and city councils' elections was held on Friday and the vote-counting process is still going on across the country.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-19). Human rights body reacts to assault on Iranian voters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iran's High Council for Human rights reacted to the assaults against Iranian voters abroad, who went to the poll stations to determine their own destiny on the day of Iran's presidential election.

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Ebrahim Raeisi Is Iran's New President-Elect. telesurenglish.net Iran's Interior Ministry announced that Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential election held on Friday, in which over 59 million citizens were eligible to cast their vote. | RELATED: | Obtaining 17.926.345 votes, Raisi, 61, will replace incumbent President Hassan Rohani, who cannot run again after serving two consecutive four-year terms. | Besides the presidential post, voters elected city and village council posts, midterm lawmake…

Juan Cole (2021-06-19). Iran's Leading Candidate for President is a far right Notorious Hanging Judge. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Polling suggests that Ebrahim Raisi will likely win Iran's presidential election. So who is he? An official Iranian point of view on Raisi goes this way: He was born in 1960 into a family of clerics claiming descent from the Prophet Muhammad in the Nowghan district of Mashhad, the largest …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-19). Peru: What Will be the Nature of a Pedro Castillo Government? southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by 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. | Right wing candidate Keiko and daughter of former president Alberto Fujimo…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-19). Ballot initiative advances to hold police accountable. workers.org On June 16, Citizens for a Safer Cleveland announced success in collecting 15,000+ petition signatures for a ballot initiative addressing the major public safety issue of racist police brutality. If the signatures are approved, voters can decide in November to hold police accountable through a commission that includes community activists . . . |

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-19). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Iran embassies complained against assaults on Iranian voters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that embassies have lodged complaints to the governments in countries in which Iranian voters were assaulted at polling stations yesterday.

Mirinda Crissman (2021-06-19). Juneteenth holiday: Reparations is the next step! workers.org Houston After decades of struggle for recognition, Juneteenth has been made a federal holiday by Congress and was signed into law by President Joe Biden June 17. Federal workers had Friday, June 18, off as a paid holiday, as June 19, the official date, falls on Saturday. This is the . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-19). What does Biden's summit spree tell us about the future of U.S. empire? mronline.org Joe Biden took part in several key international meetings over the last week covering a wide range of issues but with one key goal in mind: intensify the new Cold War with China and construct a global front towards this end. | June 19, 2021…

_____ (2021-06-19). US States Press Reopening Amid Mounting Dangers From COVID Variants. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, according to the semi-official tabulation by Johns Hopkins University. But while more people have been killed in the US by coronavirus than in any other country, American state governments are moving pell mell to drop all public health protection against the deadly virus, while the Biden administration points to a July 4 reopening of the entire country. | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all the state's restrictions on social distancing, indoor gatherings and mask-wearing will be lifted next Tuesday, ending 1…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-19). Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds Line 3 permit allowing construction to continue. nationofchange.org "Construction on Line 3 is underway—all eyes now turn to the Biden administration to live up to their commitments to climate action and Indigenous rights by stopping Line 3."

Karen Conner (2021-06-19). A Father's Day Guide to Paid Family Leave. cepr.net Nation of Change See article on original site As announced recently, President Biden has included paid family and medical leave in the American Families Plan. Additionally, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced a similarly generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave bill. Both proposals raise the possibility that working fathers in any state will …

Todd Smith (2021-06-19). Regime Change: Joe Biden and the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" dissidentvoice.org Vanderbiltson Cooper of the Cartoon News Network will not accurately report this, but the Biden administration recently moved the "Exit from Afghanistan" goalposts. Again. Despite inheriting a Trump era agreement signed in late February of 2020 for full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, the Biden folks have decided to push the …

Andrew Moss (2021-06-19). The Urgent Need to Educate America about Climate-Related Migration. zcomm.org As long as the Biden administration cedes center stage on a critical issue like climate migration, other voices will dominate the stage and define the narrative…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-19). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Maduro expresses desire for foreign aid, deal with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro declared on Friday that his government is seeking to negotiate with the US President Joe Biden administration in line with easing of their diplomatic and trade tensions.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-19). Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty on December 18th. news.antiwar.com Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday said Moscow President Biden

Jason Ditz (2021-06-19). Pentagon Chief Confirms US Will Replenish Israel's Iron Dome. news.antiwar.com Speaking to the Senate today, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed that the President Biden and US State Department officials had

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-19). White House Denies Report That Biden Froze Military Aid to Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the White House "The idea that we have held back security assistance to Ukraine is nonsense. Just last week — in the run-up to t…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-19). U.S. Empire deploys its troops for battle. workers.org Printed first in Notonato.org, June 15, excerpted here. The NATO Summit took place yesterday at NATO headquarters in Brussels, at the highest level of state and government leaders. It was officially chaired by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, de facto by U.S. President Joseph Biden, who came to Europe to call to . . . |

_____ (2021-06-19). Myths & Facts about genocide: What's happening in Xinjiang, China. popularresistance.org The Biden Administration has chosen to echo the same propaganda claims against China that were made by Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both the Trump & Biden administration are charging the Chinese government with the crime of genocide against a minority people, the Uighurs, in Xinjiang Autonomous Region in western China. This campaign coincides with an economic war with China, which includes tariffs and sanctions. It also comes as the Pentagon has announced a new military doctrine which prioritizes and prepares the United States with a war on China.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-19). On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism. zcomm.org How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-19). NATO nations, Israel conclude groundbreaking F-35 war games said to target Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO nations, Israel conclude groundbreaking F-35 war games said to target IranRick Rozoff The nine-day Falcon Strike 21 air combat exercises in Italy ended on June 17. The website of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe reported that 600 personnel and F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft from Britain, Israel, Italy and the U.S. participated in "complex …

Marjorie Cohn (2021-06-19). Affordable Care Act Survives Right-Wing Attack in Supreme Court. zcomm.org In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court rejected a right-wing challenge to the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, preserving health insurance for 21 million people…

Bernie Sanders (2021-06-19). Washington's Dangerous New Consensus on China. zcomm.org Don't Start Another Cold War…

_____ (2021-06-19). 'Surreal' and 'Distressing': Climate Experts' Predictions Come True With US Heatwave. popularresistance.org As what the National Weather Service described as "dangerous and record-breaking heat" affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to reiterate warnings and calls for policy change as scientists are seeing their dire predictions come true.

_____ (2021-06-19). With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board. popularresistance.org In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years.

_____ (2021-06-19). Perverted Prison Justice. popularresistance.org There are common ways in which the prisoner is stymied in his attempt to file a complaint. The filing of every form is time sensitive. So the warden and others will withhold their responses, backdate them, and then send the responses to you so that you only have a day or two to respond. You can't possibly get it done in time, so it's dismissed as "not responsive in a timely fashion." You have no recourse because the federal courts have ruled that a prisoner must exhaust the "administrative complaint process" before going to the courts. But if the complaint is dismissed by the BOP as "not responsive" because of ti…

WSWS (2021-06-19). As COVID-19 variant continues to spread, World Health Organization warns "we expect things to only get worse" wsws.org Surges of the Delta variant in countries around the word, including in Asia, Africa and Europe, have in some cases more than doubled the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Chuck Kaufman (2021-06-19). Which Way Forward for Solidarity? orinocotribune.com By Chuck Kaufman — Jun 17, 2021 | Conversations have been taking place recently about the Nicaraguan government's decision to arrest certain people for money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents law passed in October 2020 as well as the December 2020 law making treason a crime. The Foreign Agents law, like the Foreign Agent Registration Act in the US requires individuals and organizations to register if they receive foreign funding and submit reports on how that money is spent. One would think that committing treason by calling for a foreign government to overthrow your own democratically-elected…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-19). Germany marks Barbarossa anniversary by deploying warplanes to Russia's borders, singing birthday song for Hitler. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Germany marks Barbarossa anniversary by deploying warplanes to Russia's borders, singing birthday song for HitlerRick Rozoff Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia's northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th. Altogether …

Media Lens (2021-06-19). "That Is Actually Bollocks": 20 Propaganda Horrors From 20 Years of Media Lens (Part 2). dissidentvoice.org 11. The BBC On The Saintly Motives For Waging War On Iraq And Libya In focusing on the grim future in April, US vice president, Kamala Harris, surely revealed far more than she intended about the grim past: 'For years and generations, wars have been fought over oil. In a short matter of time, they …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). 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 …

Emilie Koum Besson (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Confronting whiteness and decolonising global health institutions. thelancet.com Centuries ago, Voltaire satirised the glorification of white men's benevolence in his novel of 1759 Candide. The reader follows Candide's erratic adventures, observing his self-defined good intentions and denial of his own complicity in the atrocities he sees. The text describes the naive optimism of those not directly affected by structural violence but complicit in the creation of the social structures and institutions that enable it. Candide contains a powerful warning. As Carlos Wallace has argued: "Ignorance is a progressive thinker's enemy; acceptance, awareness, accountability and action are the tools of t…

Miranda Wolpert (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Making a noise about noise. thelancet.com Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment is a call to take the problem of unwarranted variation in decision making much more seriously. Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein contend that although many people are concerned with bias, we remain largely unconcerned by noise. Bias is defined as systematic deviation, noise as random scatter. The aim of the book is to bring noise out of the shadows.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-19). Making Juneteenth a holiday was the easy part — but will real justice follow? zcomm.org Marking Juneteenth as a federal holiday is only the first step toward financial redress, not the last…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-19). 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.

UFCLP (2021-06-19). Thursday 6/24: Victory To UAW Striking Volvo Workers in Virginia-Protest At BlackRock Hedge fund In SF. indybay.org BlackRock Union Busters | 400 Howard St. San Francisco…

WSWS repost (2021-06-19). 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.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-19). Afghan Defense Ministry Claims Progress; Taliban Disputes High Death Toll. news.antiwar.com Hope springs eternal for the Afghan Defense Ministry, which has been reporting progress against the Taliban, accompanied by claims of gaudy death tolls. Today, they punctuated a similar claim of progress, Unsurprisingly, the Taliban issued a statement almost immediately dismissing that death toll, saying it wasn't that high. They didn't offer an alternative death toll, but the government has been offering similarly high tolls nearly every day of late, fueling a lot of skepticism. | The reports are tha…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-19). US Wants Nuclear Deal Done Before Iran's New President Takes Office. news.antiwar.com According to "If we don't have a deal before a new government is formed, I think that would raise serious questions about how achievable it's going to be," an unnamed US official told Axios. | The indirect ta…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). Weariless Houthis Pound Saudi Arabia With Seven Drones, But To No Avail. southfront.org Illustrative image, a Qasef-2K being intercepted by a Saudi fighter jet. | On June 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had shot down seven drones which were launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | In a statement, Col. Turki Al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the drones were all intercepted in Yemen's airspace. The spokesman claimed that the drones were on their way to attack civilian targets. | "The deliberate and systematic hostile [attack] attempts by the Houthis constitute war crimes,"

Anonymous007 (2021-06-19). Military Situation In Yemen On June 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 110 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Majzar area | On June 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 18, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on t…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). Kurdish Forces Targeted Turkish Base Near Al-Bab, Destroyed Military Bulldozer. southfront.org Illustrative image, fighters of the Afrin Liberation Forces. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | On June 19, Kurdish forces targeted a Turkish military base near the village of Hazwan to the northwest of the town of al-Bab in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | A Liebherr military bulldozer was destroyed as a result of the attack. Some Kurdish sources also claimed that a MRAP [Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicle of an unidentified type was also destroyed. Nevertheless, this is yet to be confirmed. | #ÿ&szl…

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, NYC: Palestine Contingent on Juneteenth: You Can't Stand for Palestinian Liberation without Standing for Black Liberation. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 12 pm Frederick Douglass Square, Brooklyn, NY (Formerly Nostrand & Jefferson) Info: www.instagram.com/p/CQM1rMngxWD/ Stand with the December 12 Movement and Sistas' Place You cannot stand for Palestinian liberation without standing for Black Liberation. If you've been showing up for protests for Palestine, you should also be showing up for Black liberation. This Saturday on June 19th we will join the December 12th movement at Frederick Douglass Square in Brooklyn to commemorate Juneteenth. Join us as we wave the New Afrikan flag and show solidarity with our Black Comrades fighting for li…

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Berlin: Grup Yorum concert and demonstration for freedom. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 4: 00 pm Oranienplatz Berlin, Germany Resistance and revolutionary arts festival in the fight against fascism and Zionism — Berlin Samidoun invites you to take part in this popular, artistic festival with the revolutionary band "Grup Yorum" from Turkey. Members of this band have given their lives in hunger strikes for freedom and in solidarity with political prisoners in Turkey. Together, we celebrate revolutionary solidarity and common struggle against colonialism and fascism! We support Grup Yorum, who will present a number of their song about the Intifada and Palestinian resistance. Many…

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Free Georges Abdallah! samidoun.net Saturday, June 19, 2021 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Metro Capitole Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/226569835718031 As part of the international week of action for the liberation of Georges Abdallah , Collectif Palestine Vaincra is organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Capitole metro station in Toulouse, France on Saturday June 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Lebanese communist and Palestinian resistance fighter, Georges Abdallah has been imprisoned in France since 1984 and eligible for release since 1999. He has become the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. To support him is to support the…

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Manchester: Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 12 pm Piccadilly Gardens Manchester, England Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1015380345870452… Join us on the streets of Manchester in solidarity with Palestine, to demand the release of prisoners locked up by Israel and to build the boycott! Responding to the Samidoun call for action, we stand with the six hunger strikers and for the release of all political prisoners. As imperialism continues to back the Zionist state, we also demand the release of Issam Hijjawi, imprisoned by the British state and Georges Abdallah, locked up for four decades in a French jail. Victory to the Palestin…

_____ (2021-06-19). A 14-day global campaign demands justice for victims of Bolivia coup. popularresistance.org On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights violations and was met with widespread resistance from social movements in Bolivia.

Editor2 (2021-06-19). Ecuadorian Legislator Demands Investigation Into Supply of Ammunition to Bolivian Coup Regime. orinocotribune.com Fausto Jarrín Terán has filed a complaint with the State Attorney General's Office to investigate the alleged supply of weapons by Lenin Moreno's government to Jeanine àÅñez's coup regime in Bolivia. | Ecuadorian lawyer and legislator Fausto Jarrín Terán, on June 14, filed a complaint with the State Attorney General's Office to investigate the alleged supply of weapons by the government of former President Lenín Moreno to the Bolivian coup regime of Jeanine àÅñez in November 2019. Jarrín Terán, along with over a dozen other legislators of the progressive Union for Hope (UNES) alliance, demanded the tr…

Staff (2021-06-19). President Maduro: 'We Aspire to Rebuild Paths of Dialogue & Cooperation with Washington's Ruling Elites'. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted this Friday, June 18, that Venezuela's relationship with US society is positive, and he therefore hopes to renew cooperation with the North American country as a whole, and especially with the ruling elites in Washington. | "We aspire to rebuild relations with the ruling elites of Washington because our relations with the people of the United States are good," said Maduro. "We hope one day to rebuild the paths of dialogue and understanding." | During an interview with US media outlet Bloomberg published earlier today, the head of state noted that US Presiden…

Staff (2021-06-19). President Maduro: 'We Aspire to Rebuild Paths of Dialogue & Cooperation with Washington's Ruling Elites'. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted this Friday, June 18, that Venezuela's relationship with US society is positive, and he therefore hopes to renew cooperation with the North American country as a whole, and especially with the ruling elites in Washington. | "We aspire to rebuild relations with the ruling elites of Washington because our relations with the people of the United States are good," said Maduro. "We hope one day to rebuild the paths of dialogue and understanding." | During an interview with US media outlet Bloomberg published earlier today, the head of state noted that US Presiden…

John Feffer (2021-06-19). Building the World Back Better? zcomm.org Instead of consigning China to the doghouse, why not create one big Green reconstruction team?>

WSWS (2021-06-19). Global Wealth Report: Fortunes of Germany's super-rich soared during pandemic. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has enormously increased social inequality throughout the world. This development finds extraordinary expression also in the rise of the superrich in Germany.

WSWS (2021-06-19). COVID-19 cases surge in Britain as government considers ending restrictions weeks earlier than announced. wsws.org Based on official government figures, the UK's 34 percent increase in cases is second only to Russia (40 percent) in Europe…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Fiji regime resists lockdown despite escalating COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org Amid record daily infections, former military coup leader and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is resisting calls for a 28-day lockdown, saying it would "destroy" the economy.

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and stu…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). 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 …

Andrew Green (2021-06-19). [Obituary] Sindisiwe van Zyl. thelancet.com HIV clinician and radio presenter. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 3, 1976, she died of COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 10, 2021, aged 45 years.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-19). [World Report] A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short. thelancet.com COVAX was meant to supply COVID-19 vaccines for all based on solidarity and equity. Instead, it relies on rich countries' willingness to share their doses. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Justin Koonin (2021-06-19). [Correspondence] A call to action on UHC commitments. thelancet.com Global health is at an extraordinary moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all the inequities that prevent achieving health for all. At the same time, the pandemic has given countries the opportunity to rebuild health systems differently, and the determination to ensure that bridges are built across geographies and sectors in doing so. This task will only be successful if everyone—communities and civil society, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropists, and the private sector—does their part.

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

thelancet (2021-06-19). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Boum Y, Bebell LM, Zoung-Kanyi Bisseck A-C. Africa needs local solutions to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2021; 397: 1238—40—This Comment should have been published with the copyright line "Published by Elsevier Ltd". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 17, 2021.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-19). 4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" From Air Travel. globalresearch.ca A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, and his recording has gone viral on social media. | Here is …

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Over 200k Jamaicans Have Been Shot With Astrazeneca Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Health Ministry official Melody Ennis confirmed that over 220,000 Jamaicans have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | She noted that 51,908 people have completed the vaccination process, while 168,758 people have only received one dose. These figures account for 6.2 percent of the Caribbean island's population. | "Please be reminded that persons are not fully protected until after they…

news.un (2021-06-19). Refugees disproportionately exposed to COVID impact: Guterres. news.un.org Everyone has a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives after a particularly difficult year for so many — that's the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June.

Joris Leverink (2021-06-19). It is time to end illegal pushbacks and abolish Frontex. roarmag.org An informal migrant camp in Serbia. Photo by Abdul Saboor | The European Union's border regime has been rapidly expanding in the past years, especially since the so-called "refugee crisis" of 2015, which put migration at the top of the European political agenda. It seems that there has not been much opposition against this expansion, which ranges from border

WSWS (2021-06-19). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Fight Back (2021-06-19). Freedom Road Socialist Organization to hold online meeting for general members. fightbacknews.org There has never been a better time to join and learn about revolutionary organization than now. On June 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern time, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) will hold an online meeting through Zoom to welcome the growing number of general members who have chosen to join FRSO over the past year. | During the meeting, leading comrades will explain the principles and ideas behind FRSO, and provide an overview of the exciting work being done on the ground by comrades all over the United States. From the George Floyd Rebellion of last summer to the strong display of solidarity for Palestine this year…

Alexa Avilés (2021-06-19). "The Billionaires Are Nervous. And They Should Be Nervous." zcomm.org Alexa Avilés discusses her history of education organizing, recent billionaire-funded scaremongering attacks against her, and why she's running for office on a citywide socialist slate…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-19). Crush anti-trans legislation in Ohio! workers.org Ohio is one of over 30 states where bigoted legislators have introduced bills that attack trans youth. Ohio House Bill 61 and Senate Bill 132 would bar trans-youth athletes from playing on the teams of their gender identity and would deny access to health care for trans youth who are . . . |

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

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-19). 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…

The Canary (2021-06-19). Julian Assange's partner brands his incarceration 'intolerable and grotesque'. thecanary.co The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described his ongoing incarceration in one of England's highest security prisons as "intolerable and grotesque". | Intolerable: | Stella Moris and the couple's two young sons, Gabriel and Max, visited Assange in prison for the first time in eight months on the morning of Saturday 19 June. | Despite winning his long-running extradition battle in January against the US, Assange remains in HMP Belmarsh in south London pending the outcome of an appeal. | Moris stands with her children Gabriel and Max, as she speaks to the media outside Belmarsh Prison (Domin…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-19). Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Dumping Surplus Capital. roarmag.org Season 3, Episode 15 — Dumping Surplus Capital: | In this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the changing dynamics of capital accumulation since Marx's analysis in the Grundrisse. The disempowerment of workers as part of the neoliberal strategy of the 1980s to the present day, led to declining wages and standard of living for workers, but an increase in surplus capital and wealth for corporation and wealthy elites. Military expenditures (military Keynesianism) and fixed capital — what Harvey calls "mindless urbanization"— become sinks for disposing overaccumulating capital. | Yo…

G. Dunkel (2021-06-19). Greece: Austerity measures threaten the 8-hour day. workers.org The 8-hour day is a bedrock gain of the world's working class; the 8-hour day was won through intense battles during the later part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. Like any advance fought for and achieved by workers' struggles, it has been under unceasing . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-19). Volcano vs. volcano. mronline.org On the anniversary of his birth, we recall the volcanic strength Ernesto Guevara carried within, already evident in the young man who met Fidel in Mexico. | June 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-06-19). Lessons from Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panther Party. mronline.org "Revolutionary or Death" is the 2020 biography written about former Black Panther Party (BPP) Minister of Information Leroy "Eldridge" Cleaver. | June 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Shawgi Tell (2021-06-19). Exceptionally Weak Oversight of Virtual Charter Schools is Standard. dissidentvoice.org While accountability, oversight, and transparency have long been weak in brick-and-mortar charter schools, all three are even weaker when it comes to virtual charter schools, also known as cyber charter schools.1 This is troubling in and of itself but also because virtual charter schools are notorious for particularly low graduation rates, abysmal academic performance, and …

Noah Leininger (2021-06-19). Indianapolis city council ignores public again in police funding fight. liberationnews.org A total of $1.52 million is set aside under the proposal for new expenses for IMPD.

Dean Baker (2021-06-19). Job Growth and Temporary Layoffs. cepr.net An obvious point on the pace of job growth, that I had not paid attention to in recent months, is that it is easier to recall someone from a layoff than hire a new worker. (That's one reason that some of us thought the paycheck protection program was a good idea and that work sharing …

Michael Fanning (2021-06-19). Texas activists protest new anti-abortion law. liberationnews.org On June 12, two separate protests took place in the Texas cities of Dallas and Fort Worth in response to Governor Greg Abbot signing the most restrictive abortion law in the country in early May.

The Canary (2021-06-19). Tories suspend MP accused of sexually assaulting teenage boy. thecanary.co An MP suspended by the Tories is facing trial for the alleged sexual assault in 2008 of a 15-year-old boy, it can now be revealed. | Serious charges: | Imran Ahmad Khan, the 47-year-old representing Wakefield in West Yorkshire, issued a denial "in the strongest terms". The allegation is that he groped the teenager in Staffordshire. | Ahmad Khan helped Boris Johnson win a large Commons majority by taking the constituency in the so-called "red wall". This is the area in the Midlands and the North of England that formed Labour's heartlands. |

_____ (2021-06-19). Have the Great Reset Technocrats Really Thought This Through? Evil: Between Depopulation & Neuralink. strategic-culture.org The only thing left to destroy in a world populated by elites alone, are other elites. It would seem that the desire to dominate others does not simply come to an end on its own. | With the UN World Food Program announcing that It appears that philosophical and long-term pr…

Eds. (2021-06-19). Celebrating Pride Month: Honoring the movement to end discrimination against LGBTQ people amid record-breaking year for anti-trans laws. mronline.org June is Pride Month—a time set aside to honor the Stonewall uprising, which launched the movement to end discriminatory laws against LGBTQ people—and to remember the many important cultural and legislative victories since that pivotal summer in 1969. | June 19, 2021…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). Turkey Pushing More Syrian Militants To Libya: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Turkey is pushing more of its Syrian proxies to Libya despite the recent progress in the intra-Libyan peace process and international pressure, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 19. | According to the London-based monitoring group, Turkey allowed 140 Syrian militants to return from Libya recently, only to replace them later with 200 militants. | The newly-deployed militants are all from the Suleyman Shah Brigade, the Sultan Murad Division and the Hamzah Divisi…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). Number Of Houthi Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia Reached 11 In One Day. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Late on June 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had interpreted four more drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | Between morning and noon, the coalition

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Shows Off Its Military Forces In New Flashy Video Release. southfront.org File image. | On June 18, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Amjad media network shared a new video release showcasing the terrorist group's military forces as some modern, professional, organized army. | The flashy 5-minute video, dubbed "Solid Will," highlights improvements in the military wing of HTS, the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. |

Anonymous103 (2021-06-19). Wither Encryption: What Operation Trojan Shield Reveals. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | 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 arrests. The European Union police agency Europol

Anonymous007 (2021-06-19). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17, Taliban reportedly captured Shirin Tagab district in Faryab province | On June 18, Taliban reportedly captured Dahane Ghori district in Baghlan province | On June 18, Taliban reportedly captured district center and police headquarters of Mardian district in Jozjan province | On June 18, Taliban reportedly captured Mirzaka village in Sayed Karan district in Paktia province | On June 19, Taliban reportedly captured Khashrud district in Nimruz province | O…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-19). No Place to Hide For ISIS: More Hideouts Uncovered In On-Going SAA Operation In Central Syria (Photos). southfront.org The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies uncovered many hideouts of ISIS cells during recent combing operations in Syria's…

Staff (2021-06-19). On Juneteenth, Let's Celebrate Momentum of a Growing Racial Justice Movement. truthout.org "All slaves are free," Union troops

Staff (2021-06-19). Few Cops Who Used Force on George Floyd Protesters Have Faced Discipline. truthout.org Last summer, ProPublica As time passed, we've been checking in with the departments to get their answers. | After a year, we wanted to give a final update on what we know: Departments have disclosed discipline for 10 officers…

Staff (2021-06-19). Black Womanist Theology Offers Hope in the Face of White Supremacy. truthout.org The language of "American racial reckoning" has been frequently cited since the tragic murder of George Floyd and the raising of American consciousness regarding its history of systemic racism. The ongoing murders of Black people by the police, and the profound ways in which Black people must continue to struggle against forms of anti-Black inequity across various political, social and economic indices, prove that there needs to be a robust reckoning. And yet, these realities perpetuate forms of anti-B…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-19). The Conviction and Sentencing of Witness K. dissidentvoice.org After tormenting the man for years, it became clear that the Australian authorities were willing to, for want of a better word, compromise. The more accurate word would be compromising. Instead of banishing former spy turned bean spiller Witness K to a cell and throwing away the key, there was preference for a softer, more …

Answer Coalition (2021-06-19). Seattle Block the Boat movement vs. Israeli apartheid. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Julie Hollar (2021-06-19). Pushing Consumers to Amazon Is Baked In to NYT's Business Model. zcomm.org It's not an Amazon ad—it's a message from the Times, encouraging readers to sign up for alerts telling them the best ways to spend their money on Amazon's biggest marketing day of the year…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-19). If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again. indybay.org Urban decay, progressive renewal…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Sri Lankan health unions shut down protests following rotten deal with government. wsws.org The agreement will do virtually nothing to address the crisis facing frontline health workers during the pandemic, instead serving to suppress their recent wave of strikes and protests.

_____ (2021-06-19). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. popularresistance.org If one expands the concept of armed attack in violation of the UN Charter, one opens a broader path to the use of force. Thus, while the concept of self-defense is obviously necessary, where an actual armed attack occurs, the concept is dangerous if acts not amounting to armed attack can trigger it.

_____ (2021-06-19). NYCHA Tenants Call for Public Housing Boss to Be Bounced. popularresistance.org "Get Russ out!" public-housing tenants from around the city chanted outside the New York City Housing Authority headquarters in Lower Manhattan June 9, demanding the ouster of Gregory Russ, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to head NYCHA in 2019.

_____ (2021-06-19). The Kisan [Farmers'] Commune in India. popularresistance.org The farmers braved the Indian winter with defiance. What provoked them was the passage of three laws in September 2020 that delivered Indian agriculture firmly into the hands of a small group of mega-corporate houses. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha [United Farmers' Front], made up of over forty farmer and agricultural workers' unions, has called for the protest in June. Their slogan for that protest, Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao [Save Farming, Save Democracy], sums up the farmers' struggle.

_____ (2021-06-19). The Culture Of Vehicular Attacks: On The Murder Of Deona Marie Erickson. popularresistance.org On June 13, a driver attacked a demonstration in Minneapolis, killing Deona Marie Erickson. This is the result of years of right-wing efforts to normalize—and even legalize—vehicular attacks. Now the corporate media has ceased to prioritize covering them, paving the way for more killings. In dialogue with our comrades at It's Going Down and on the ground in Minneapolis, we have prepared the following reflections on the implications of this. | Shortly before midnight on June 13, while demonstrators gathered at Lake Street and Girard Avenue to protest the murder of Winston Smith by sheriff's deputies an…

Michael Welch (2021-06-19). Still Unreconciled in Canada: A Century of Residential School Horrors. globalresearch.ca "We had a knowing in our community that we were able to verify. To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths….Some were as young as three years old." — Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First NationKukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir, …

WSWS (2021-06-19). Canadian workers defend victimised UK bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "They are using David as a scapegoat to prevent bus drivers from speaking out for themselves to demand a safe workplace," wrote Terry, a Toronto school caretaker. "Workers must continue to fight for their own interests."

WSWS (2021-06-19). Hydraulic manufacturing workers strike at Custom Hoists in Ohio. wsws.org Roughly 70 workers at the hydraulic cylinder manufacturer walked off the job last Sunday, joining a wave of strikes across the United States.

WSWS (2021-06-19). Australian university union documents the damage of Labor's "education revolution" wsws.org The statistics in the NTEU's budget submission point to the pro-business restructuring engineered by the last Greens-backed Labor government's "Demand Driven System."

WSWS (2021-06-19). Christoph Waltz's Georgetown: One small, murderous liar in a sea of much bigger, murderous liars. wsws.org The film, now available for streaming, is a fictionalized account of the exploits in Washington D.C. of one Albrecht Gero Muth, who murdered his wife, Viola Herms Drath, some 44 years his senior, in August 2011.

WSWS (2021-06-19). UAW and Volvo Trucks announce negotiations to resume June 23, as UAW works to isolate strike in Dublin, Virginia. wsws.org Both Volvo and the UAW are terrified of the growth of opposition among Volvo workers at the New River Valley plant, which has been organized by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee.

WSWS (2021-06-19). Kurdish HDP member brutally murdered in far-right attack on party offices in Turkey. wsws.org Deniz Poyraz was killed by fascist assailant Onur Gencer in an armed attack on the Izmir regional offices of the Kurdish nationalist Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

WSWS (2021-06-19). US Capitol Police hired fascistic military contractor to train emergency response unit. wsws.org Testifying before the House Administration Committee, Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton revealed that Northern Red, a private military contractor used for years by multiple government agencies, features neo-Nazi iconography on its website, uniforms and social media accounts.

WSWS (2021-06-19). Responding to WSWS, AFL-CIO official tells Mexican workers that UAW embodies "union democracy" wsws.org A leading official at the Solidarity Center, the government-financed arm of the AFL-CIO, intervened against a WSWS appeal for Mexican workers to support striking workers in the US.

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Mexico To Start the Public Campaign on Ex-Presidents' Trials. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) unanimously approved the campaign on the public consultation to try five former Presidents for acts of corruption. | RELATED: | The campaign on the referendum will take place from July 15 until Aug. 1 and will cost approximately US$44.5 million. | The campaign intends to inform Mexicans about the consultation's goals, the locations for the voting process, the…

Chuck Collins (2021-06-19). Report: Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 largest inherited-wealth dynasties accelerate inequality. nationofchange.org Fifty dynastic billionaire families hold as much wealth as the bottom half of U.S. families. Their wealth grew at ten times the rate of ordinary families over the last 40 years.

Christopher Blackwell (2021-06-19). The Prison Grievance System Is Broken and Unjust. progressive.org For incarcerated individuals, complaints about mistreatment often end up simply being ignored—or, at worst, lead to more punishment.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-19). Larger conflict looming: Pakistan's chief of army staff to visit Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Larger conflict looming: Pakistan's chief of army staff to visit AzerbaijanRick Rozoff Today's Azerbaijani news reports that General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan, will visit Azerbaijan on June 20. He will lead a delegation to meet with representatives of the host nation's defense ministry and military officialdom. Details are scarce, …

Loren Hall (2021-06-19). The Dangerous Lie of 'Tax-To-Spend'. realprogressives.org When you consider the worst ramifications of the most insidious myths of mainstream economic theory, arguably the very worst, most damaging one is the 'tax-to-spend' myth.

Julia Conley (2021-06-19). GOP state laws attacking trans kids' rights are 'unconstitutional': DOJ. nationofchange.org "These filings from the Department of Justice confirm what we have been telling legislatures all year: Banning trans youth from sports and denying trans youth health care violates the Constitution and federal law."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

Kiyoshi Shikino, Rurika Sato, Nao Hanazawa, Masatomi Ikusaka (2021-06-19). [Clinical Picture] Chronic clicking tinnitus due to palatal tremor: essential or secondary? thelancet.com A 51-year-old woman presented to our department with a 5-year history of a loud clicking sound in her left ear. The patient said that the clicking was persistent and distressing; it disappeared during eating and talking, and she could suppress it at will for a few minutes.

William rivers Pitt (2021-06-19). After Wasting Time, Senate Democrats Demand Action on Infrastructure. zcomm.org If the infrastructure bill survives the current battles and is passed through the crucible of reconciliation, thank Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders first…

Robert Mackey (2021-06-19). European Soccer Stars Refuse to Yield to Racist Fans. zcomm.org Young athletes who represent increasingly multiracial European nations insist on taking a knee to protest racism…

Peter Weiss (2021-06-19). No First Use — Or No Nuclear Weapons? zcomm.org If international law is to preserve its teeth, it cannot do so with halfway measures.

Ranjana Padhi (2021-06-19). Indian women rise up against Modi's Farm Bills. zcomm.org Women are turning the tide against the patriarchal oppression and agrarian distress that have often kept them from organizing actively in farmers' resistance…

David Giesen (2021-06-19). Friday 6/18: Will Juneteenth go mainstreamed into oblivion? indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/95970820640?pwd=cHNYeTQyQktHNm…

Therese Crutcher-Marin (2021-06-19). 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…

California Solidarity Coalition (2021-06-19). Tuesday 6/22: Support Not Sweeps! Rally at CalTrans District 4 Headquarters. indybay.org 111 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612…

Strong Coalition of Support (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). Saturday 6/26: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

Ritter Center (2021-06-19). Saturday 7/31: Under The Stars: A Sleepout to End Homelessness in Marin. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

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

NOW (2021-06-19). Wednesday 6/30: National Organization of Women 55th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

ERA Coalition (2021-06-19). Tuesday 6/22: ERA Town Hall: Discussion & Update on SJ Res. 1: Removing ERA Ratification Deadline. indybay.org Virtual town hall…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-19). 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 (2021-06-19). Friday 6/18: A Black Lens on Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online…

DXE (2021-06-19). Saturday 6/26: Pigeon First Aid – June. indybay.org 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1513, United States…

DXE (2021-06-19). Saturday 6/26: Fur Trade Death Trade: Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org 77 Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304…

SF Black Wallstreet (2021-06-19). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Juneteenth Festival in Gilman Park. indybay.org Gilman Park, 903 Gilman Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-19). Thursday 7/8: Drawing and Screenprinting Classes with Printmaker Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iran's export of products to Syria up 73% in current year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Secretary of Syria Affairs of Arab and African Office of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) said that Iran's export of products to Syria in first two months of current year (from March to May) registered a 73% growth.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). FM Zarif holds talks with his Turkish counterpart in Antalya. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu in Antalya on Sat. on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF).

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Russian envoy expects agreement on JCPOA revival on July 15. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Russian envoy to Vienna talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal or the JCPOA said Sat. that he expects the talks will reach an agreement on July 15, which is the 6th anniversary of signing the deal.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-19). Ivankovic rules out link with Team Melli. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Croatian coach Branko Ivankovic has rejected reports of his link with Iran to take charge of Team Melli.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Raeisi vows to form revolutionary, anti-corruption government. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — President-elect of Iran Ebrahim Raeisi said on Saturday that he will form a hardworking, revolutionary and anti-corruption government.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). 'Eclipse' to go on screen at Figari Film Fest in Italy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Eclipse' will be screened at the Figari Film Fest in Italy.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iraq to build eight nuclear power plants with Russia's help. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Iraqi government plans to build eight nuclear power plants with the cooperation of Russia, costing over $40 billion, in order to overcome the challenges of electricity shortages in the country.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Zarif meets with Polish counterpart to discuss bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) —The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum on Saturday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). 7 killed, 13 injured after plane crashes in Russia's Kemerovo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Seven people were killed and 13 others injured after a plane made an emergency landing in Russia's Kemerovo Oblast in southwestern Siberia, according to media reports on Saturday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iraq launches anti-terrorism operation on ISIL in Al-Anbar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces in separate operations in 'Saladin' and 'Al-Anbar' provinces managed to seize and confiscate a large amount of weapons belonging to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Rescue helicopter crashes in W Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The director-general of the Iranian province of Lorestan Red Crescent said a Khuzestan air ambulance crashed in Aligudarz, in the western province on Saturday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iranian, Afghan, Turkish FMs to meet in Antalya on Jun. 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that a trilateral meeting between foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan regarding Afghanistan peace process will be held in Antalya on Sunday, June 20.

Staff (2021-06-19). Iranian new President invites Iraqi PM to Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The newly elected President of Iran invited the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to pay a visit to Tehran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). FM Zarif delivers speech in Turkey-hosted forum. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivered a speech in Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) in Turkey on Sat. on relevant issues.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Iranian researcher invents weird gadget for hiccup strikes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — A US-based Iranian researcher has invented an interesting gadget that could be the solution to annoying hiccups, US local media have reported.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). António Guterres secures second term as UN Secretary-General. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was appointed on Friday to a second term in office by the General Assembly.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). Iranian, Kuwaiti FMs hold talks in Antalya. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Kuwaiti counterpart Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah in Antalya, Turkey.

Staff (2021-06-19). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-19). US military to withdraw antimissile batteries from West Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — According to the latest reports, the US military will withdraw hundreds of troops, aircraft, antimissile batteries from West Asian countries (Middle East).

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iranian, Pakistani FMs hold talk in Antalya on bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Turkey's Antalya on Sat. on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) to discuss bilateral relations.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iraq hopes of expansion of mutual relations with Iran: Salih. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — Iraqi President Barham Salih on Sat. said that his country hopes for developing and expanding relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran during Raeisi's tenure.

Anthony Conwright (2021-06-19). Juneteenth and the Problem of American Freedom. thenation.com Juneteenth and the Problem of American Freedom…

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 …

_____ (2021-06-18). Inside Iran: Elections, Democracy, Sabotage, Sanctions And Resistance. popularresistance.org As Iran prepares for presidential elections, Rania Khalek is joined by Iranian scholar at Columbia University Navid Zarrinnal on her program Dispatches to discuss developments in Iran, from the coming elections to the tumultuous Trump years, relations with the Biden administration, Iran's role in the region and more.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Peruvians To Mobilize in Support of Pedro Castillo. telesurenglish.net Peru's progressive political and social organizations will hold marches and rallies on Sunday to defend the victory of Free Peru candidate Pedro Castillo in the presidential elections held on June 6. | RELATED: | New Peru Movement head Veronika Mendoza called on her compatriots to prevent the right-wing Popular Force candidate Keiko Fujimori from consuming political maneuvers aimed at delegitimizing the elections or ann…

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Polls Close in Iran's 2021 Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net Iran's 2021 presidential election has concluded with polls closing after 19 hours of voting across the Persian nation and in various foreign countries. Voting stopped at 02: 00 am local time on Saturday (June 19), 19 hours after they opened across the country at 07: 00 am on Friday, June 18. | RELATED: | Any voters happening to still be inside polling stations and waiting to cast their vote will be able to do so, however. Polling was ext…

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Russia Congratulates Guterres on His Re-Election as UN Chief. telesurenglish.net Russia's President Vladimir Putin congratulated Portugal's Antonio Guterres on his re-election as UN secretary-general for a second term. | RELATED: | "The decision of the General Assembly fully confirms your great political prestige," Putin told Guterres through written communication. | "I am convinced that, as before, your activity will allow to increase the effectiveness of UN mechanisms, strengthen the coor…

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Peru: Keiko Would Try To Flee If Annulment Request Dismissed. telesurenglish.net According to Peruvian Parliamentarian-elect Betsy Chavez on Friday, Keiko Fujimori's attempts to delegitimize the results of the election might be a strategy to avoid justice and flee the country. | RELATED: | "I would not be surprised if Mrs. Fujimori says in a few weeks that she is being politically persecuted and asks for political asylum," the politician said as she defended the process, monitored mainly by international observers.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). The Presidential Elections in Iran Started Normally. telesurenglish.net On Friday, nearly 60 million Iranians are expected to elect president, municipal councilors, lawmakers, and members of the Assembly of Experts on Islamic Law. Polling stations will be open from 07: 00 am to 05: 00 pm (local time). | RELATED: | Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cast his vote in a ballot box specially installed in a mosque adjoining his offices in Tehran. After doing so, he u…

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…

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).

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