Daily Archives: June 20, 2021

2021-06-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-21). Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran's rigged election presaging repression to secure regime's survival. wsws.org Friday's elections put the hardline "principalist" faction in control of all branches of the state apparatus, reflecting the bourgeois clerical regime's ever-increasing reliance on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps to suppress the Iranian working class…

Walter Smolarek (2021-06-21). What Does Biden's Summit Spree Tell Us About the Future of U.S. Empire? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Jason Ditz (2021-06-21). Dozens Killed in Fighting Over North Yemen City of Maarib. news.antiwar.com Fighting in Northern Yemen has picked up once again this weekend, and as with the last couple of months, Yemeni military

Jason Ditz (2021-06-21). Pakistan PM Rules Out Hosting CIA Bases. news.antiwar.com In comments with interviewers, Pakistani Premier Imran Khan The CIA has been very public in seeking new basing options for its war in Afghanistan. Previously operating off of US military bases in Afghanistan, they don't have a lot of options for where to go when the US withdraws. | The CIA has floated the idea of getting new bases in Pakistan or former Soviet states in…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Despite threat of Delta variant, German government continues reopening policy. wsws.org Sporting and social events are going ahead with virtually no restrictions, to give the impression that the pandemic is over, when danger remains acute.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Australian High Court declares "foreign interference" laws to be constitutional. wsws.org The ruling confirms that the laws have a far wider anti-democratic scope, with the potential to silence or intimidate dissent, beyond the possible criminalisation of links with China.

WSWS (2021-06-21). UK inquiry into murder of Daniel Morgan sheds light on police criminality. wsws.org The report points to systemic criminality—from murder, drug dealing, fencing stolen property and concealing evidence, to stealing and selling information on individuals to the media.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-21). Taliban Enter Key North Afghan Capitals. news.antiwar.com With an ongoing offensive in northern Afghanistan contesting a number of key districts, the Locals reported the Taliban seized the entrance to Kunduz, and said there was panic all over the city as the sounds of gunfire could be heard, and Taliban fighters were fanning out around the city. The Taliban last held Kunduz in…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Italian artist auctions off invisible sculpture. wsws.org Artists have lost on average tens of thousands of dollars each and hundreds of millions collectively since the beginning of the pandemic, but Salvatore Garau has made money by selling literally nothing.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-21). Biden Administration Rejects Maduro's Call to Lift Venezuela Sanctions. news.antiwar.com The Biden administration has In an interview last week, Maduro said President Biden should lift sanctions and normalize relations with Venezuela. Responding to Maduro's comments in an email to Bloomberg, a State Department spokesman said a change in Venezuela policy would only be done if Maduro engages with Juan Guaido, who the US recognizes as interim president…

WSWS (2021-06-21). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

WSWS (2021-06-21). NLRB approves unionization effort at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. wsws.org The NLRB is requiring that the unionization effort be subject to a plant-wide vote, rather than exclusively among tool and die maintenance workers as the International Association of Machinists had originally intended.

WSWS (2021-06-21). As unemployment claims surge and mass evictions loom, Louisiana becomes first Democratic-run state to impose early end to federal jobless aid. wsws.org Jon Bel Edwards became the first Democratic governor to sign legislation ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, even as a new report from Harvard estimated that 2.3 million homeowners across the US are at risk of eviction.

Shane Quinn (2021-06-21). Nazi Germany Prepares to Attack Russia—Analyzing Hitler's Access to Oil Sources. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Jun 17, 2021 | On 3 June 1941 a meeting of the Soviet Supreme Military Council was chaired in Moscow. Its goal was to ratify instructions for the Red Army's political workers, which would stress the need for vigilance and caution against the growing Nazi threat. | When Joseph Stalin's close associate, the Soviet politician Georgy Malenkov, read the paperwork regarding this conference he dismissed it by saying, "The document is formulated in primitive terms, as though we were going to war tomorrow". (1) | War was in fact just over two weeks away, and there was every need for Russian preparati…

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-21). 20 Factories Destroyed, 5,000 Jobs Lost Due to Israel's Offensive on Gaza. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-21). This week in history: June 21-27. wsws.org 25 years ago: Union, company, ANC gang up against South African minersDuring the last week of June 1996, the Anglo American Platinum Corporation began firing miners at Rustenburg, the world's largest platinum mine. It dismissed 21,000 workers in the first round of firings, and the last 7,000 were sacked the following week by July 4.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). Global Outcry after Venezuela Financially Blocked from COVAX Initiative. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-21). Co-founder of Amazonians United NYC, DSA member runs for New York City Council. wsws.org Jonathan Bailey is running in the Democratic Party primaries for New York City Council on a platform of radical posturing and reformist slogans.

Steve Ellner (2021-06-21). Pedro Castillo's Victory Raises Hopes Beyond Peru. orinocotribune.com By Steve Ellner — Jun 17, 2021 | There is good reason to believe that Pedro Castillo will not betray the Peruvians of humble origin who elected him. | Peru's long-standing polarity between a large extension of coastal region, where the nation's wealth is concentrated, and the much-neglected interior was on full display in the June 6 presidential election. But the polarity was not just geographical. It wasn't just that the winning candidate, Pedro Castillo, received the lion's share of his votes from the interior, known as the "Other Peru." Nor that Lima and other coastal cities favored Keiko Fujimori, partic…

WSWS (2021-06-21). US hotel chains plan to lay off hundreds of thousands of housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. wsws.org The US hotel industry is developing plans to end daily cleanings for guests, resulting in the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs for housekeepers and other staff.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Switzerland adopts draconian police law. wsws.org The new anti-terror law is one of the harshest of its kind in all of Europe.

WSWS (2021-06-21). McVitie's issues 472 redundancy notices in Glasgow plant. wsws.org Redundancy notices issued to the 472 workers based at McVitie's plant in Tollcross, Glasgow show the need for a new strategy to combat the corporate assault on jobs and living standards.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Spanish trade unions agree to 3,000 layoffs at BBVA bank. wsws.org Unions signed off on mass redundancies at BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, after workers mounted the sector's first strike in thirty years.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Defend the Saint Vincent nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts! wsws.org Health care workers around the globe must come to the support and defense of the 700 striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital, who are at risk of being replaced by management three months into their strike.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Homeless crisis continues in Seattle, across Pacific Northwest. wsws.org Amid this escalating social crisis, a group of businesses have moved to force the city to further crack down on the homeless population under the perverse label "Compassion Seattle."

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-06-21). End the Draft Permanently. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Mohamed Kozbar (2021-06-21). Islamophobia: Four Years after Finsbury Park Attack, Canada Deaths Show Threat Undiminished. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Ron Ridenour (2021-06-20). Socialist Pedro Castillo Wins Peruvian Election Over Dictator Alberto Fujimori's Daughter: Former Military Commanders Encourage Electoral Coup. covertactionmagazine.com "The Peruvian people have raised their heads to say democratically that we are going to save this homeland," farmer-turned-teacher, unionist organizer and socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, told supporters the evening of June 15, following the end of ten days of counting ballots. "Tonight should not only be a night of joy and jubilation but also of …

WSWS repost (2021-06-20). 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.

Staff (2021-06-20). US analyst criticizes West's approach toward election in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Defending Iran's democracy, American analyst Stephan Lendman said that when Western critics unacceptably complain about Iran's voting process, they need to be reminded about Western fantasy democracies.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). World leaders congratulate Iran's President-elect Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Many political leaders and prominent figures in the region and the world in separate messages congratulated Iran's President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi for his victory in the 13th presidential election.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). US vows to continue nuclear talks after Iran's election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The US State Department said in a statement that it is committed to continuing talks with Iran to revive the nuclear deal.

Staff (2021-06-20). Former Peruvian Military Elites Call for Coup Against Castillo's Victory. orinocotribune.com Retired senior commanders of the Peruvian Army, Navy and Air Force, in addition to junior officers, sent a letter to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFA) in which they claim that there is an alleged "electoral fraud," and that if Pedro Castillo is proclaimed the winner of the presidential election, the military institutes would not recognize him. | The letter, which cites incorrect information and unverified data, will not be answered by either the CCFA, nor by the general commanders of the military institutes, to whom the written communication was also sent, sources from the Ministry of Defense reported.

Peter Koenig (2021-06-20). Peru at the Brink of Civil War? The Uprising of the Dispossessed. orinocotribune.com By Peter Koenig — Jun 17, 2021 | On July 28, 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration, to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a humble primary school professor from rural Cajamarca, a Northern Peruvian Province, rich in mining resources, but also in agricultural land, seems to be winning by a razor thin margin of less than 100,000 votes against the oligarch-supported Ke…

Mision Verdad (2021-06-20). Latest News on the Kidnapping of Alex Saab in Cape Verde — US Pressure. orinocotribune.com In 2019, when the United States Department of Treasury issued the This measure was going to strike a blow to the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) which have been crucial to contain the consequences of the US siege in the ambit of food supply in Venezuela. | Then,…

Editorial Team (2021-06-20). Beckett drops out: the fight for Unite continues. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | The Unite leadership race is now looking more hopeful with Howard Beckett dropping out of the race to endorse Steve Turner. Originally there were concerns that with three left wing candidates that it would split the vote and allow for the right of the unions to choose Gerrad Coyne to take the leadership, similar to what happened earlier in the year in the Unison elections. | In a joint statement made by Beckett and Turner, it read: "Howard Beckett has decided he will support Steve Turner as Unite's next general secretary. Both recognise the vision a…

_____ (2021-06-20). What The Corporate-Owned Media Won't Tell You About The Arrests In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org 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…

Staff (2021-06-20). Venezuelan Extreme Right Does Not Rule Out Participating in 21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com The radical right-wing political sector of Venezuela that since 2015 has maintained a violent, insurrectionary agenda and, above all, had opposed to take the electoral route until now, assured on Thursday, June 17, through its spokesperson, former deputy Juan Guaidó, that "the unitary opposition platform does not rule out participating in the regional and municipal elections called by the National Electoral Council." However, this faction of the opposition recognizes neither the parliament that appointed the new board of the national electoral body, nor the electoral body itself that convened the elections. | Thr…

Editor2 (2021-06-20). Tapes Leaked to Media Reveal Bolivian Coup Government was Plotting to Overturn 2020 Election Loss with Help from US Mercenaries. orinocotribune.com Top cabinet officials in the interim government of Jeanine àÅñez plotted a second coup to stay in power in Bolivia, according to leaked documents. The plan allegedly involved hundreds of US mercenaries flown in from Florida. | àÅñez took power in Bolivia in November 2019, after violent protests backed by the country's military and police forced Evo Morales to flee from the country rather than continue governing for a fourth presidential term after winning elections. The protests were triggered by claims of election fraud, which were promoted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and were later…

_____ (2021-06-20). Chile's Sebastian Piñera Denounced at the ICC. strategic-culture.org The 2019 protests have ignited change in Chile, which the people are determined to bring to fruition, Ramona Wadi writes. | Chilean President Sebastian Piñera would not have imagined, upon his electoral victory in 2017, that he would have mangled his political career beyond redemption. The 2017 Chilean presidential elections were characterised by a low turnout of voters, which largely indicated the left-wing electorate's disillusionment in terms of candidates, proposals and, most importantly, the inherent corruption across the Chilean political spectrum since the country's transition to democracy. | Prior to the…

Staff (2021-06-20). How Far Will the GOP Go to Steal the 2022 Election? truthout.org How far will the GOP go to steal the 2022 election? | The corrupt Republican Party, a wholly-owned division of corporate and billionaire America, has dropped all pretense of having any governing ideas that will help or improve America. | Instead, they've gone all-outrage, all-the-time and believe that getting white people all cranked up about America's racial history will provide a veneer of "issues" while they work hard in the background to rig and then steal elections. | This is not new for the GOP. | Back in the 19…

Juan Cole (2021-06-20). What does the election of hard liner Raisi in Iran mean for Mideast Flashpoints? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Former chief justice of the Iranian judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, won the presidential election, as expected, with over 60 percent of the votes. The problem was that less than half of eligible voters bothered to come out to the ballot box. The clerical establishment had so heavily vetted presidential contenders, barring …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-06-20). Ceredigion Council calls on Welsh government to tackle the housing crisis. thecanary.co On 17 June, Welsh housing campaigners got some political support for their growing movement. Because a Ceredigion County Council meeting unanimously voted for calling on the Welsh government to deal with the housing crisis. | The successful motion: | add a new clause to the Planning Act so that it is compulsory to make a planning application before obtaining the right to convert a residential home into a holiday home or a holiday let; | 2. ad…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-20). Wednesday 6/23: Protest March on Manchin and McConnell: End Filibuster & Voter Suppression Now! indybay.org Join online via livestream: www.3rdreconstruction.org/

Benjamin Barber (2021-06-20). Black Voters Matter Holds Freedom Ride Across the South. zcomm.org The Freedom Ride for Voting Rights will kick off with a Juneteenth celebration in Jackson, Mississippi, and make stops in seven states, concluding with a June 26 rally in Washington, DC.

_____ (2021-06-20). 680 Global Leaders Urge Biden To End 'Israeli Oppression'. popularresistance.org More than 680 global leaders, from politicians and Nobel laureates to leading academics and peace advocates, have called on US President Joe Biden to honour his commitments towards protecting the human rights of Palestinians. | In an open letter published earlier this week, the group called on Biden to put "human rights at the centre of US foreign policy" and to "help bring an end to Israel's institutionalised domination and oppression of the Palestinian people". | "A sustainable and just peace — for all people — will remain elusive if US policy holds to a political status quo devoid of justice and ac…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Pax mundi: Putin embraces Biden, all's right with the world. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pax mundi: Putin embraces Biden, all's right with the worldRick Rozoff The year's at the spring,And day's at the morn;Morning's at seven;The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;The lark's on the wing;The snail's on the thorn;God's in His heaven —All's right with the world! — from Pippa Passes, Robert Browning Four days after the three-hour meeting between U.S. and …

Labor Video Project (2021-06-20). 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…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-20). The Biden-Putin Summit Was a "Propaganda Trap" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Jason Ditz (2021-06-20). US Looks to Increase Anti-Iran Military Cooperation. news.antiwar.com Israeli Army Chief Aviv Kohavi is reporting that the US is Israeli officials are reporting this increased coordination is coming with CENTCOM, and has been ongoing for the last two months, just as the Biden Administration has been negotiating on a nuclear deal with Iran. | Kohavi and other Israeli officials are reportedly keen on using this increased cooperation,…

_____ (2021-06-20). Who Is a 'Terrorist' in Biden's America? strategic-culture.org By Whitney WEBB | Far from being a war against "white supremacy," the Biden administration's new "domestic terror" strategy clearly targets primarily those who oppose US government overreach and those who oppose capitalism and/or globalization. | In the latest sign that the US government's War on Domestic Terror is growing in scope and scale, the White House on Tuesday revealed the nation's first ever

_____ (2021-06-20). VIDEO: Biden-Putin Summit Vindicates Diplomacy and Dialogue. strategic-culture.org Is the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva a new beginning for Russia and America?

Staff (2021-06-20). As Iran Elects New President, Biden Urged to Rejoin Nuclear Deal, Lift Sanctions. truthout.org Progressive Iran-watchers on Saturday reacted to the Al Ja…

_____ (2021-06-20). On Contact: Virus. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the coronavirus with investigative journalist and author, Nina Burleigh. | "There are many ways to begin to tell the story of why more Americans died of Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, than in any other nation on earth," Nina Burleigh writes in her new book 'Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC and the Hijacking of America's Response to the Pandemic'. "We could start at the Washington, DC hospital with doctors amputating the lower leg of the White House chief of security, a man who caught Covid in Donald Trump's mask-free domain. Or we could talk to the families o…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Without US guarantees, Iran not to sign agreement in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Head of Iran's negotiating team in Vienna talks on JCPOA revival said Sun. that Iran wants guarantees from the current US administration that it would not follow in the footsteps of the former Trump's administration.

_____ (2021-06-20). World's Nuclear Arms On High Operational Alert And Ready To Strike. popularresistance.org United Nations – The world's nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). | As a result, the world is increasingly within striking distance of nuclear weapons—either by accident or by design. | The most vulnerable region is Asia, which is home to four of the world's nine nuclear powers, namely, India, Pakistan, China and North Korea, the rest being the US, UK, France, Russia and Israel. | The study says the…

Ben Debney (2021-06-20). Capitalism Can't Innovate on Ideas. counterpunch.org Image by Innovation is said to be the mainstay of capitalist ideology, one of the supreme virtues of a system built to reward individual initiative. The genius of capitalism, according to Bill Gates, rests in 'its ability to make self-interest serve the wider interest.' Potential for big financial returns on innovation, he adds, 'unleashes a broad set of talented people in pursuit of many different discoveries.' While 'driven by self-interest,' capitalism remains 'responsible for the incredible innovations that have improved so many lives.' | This broad…

Ben Debney (2021-06-20). Capitalism Can't Innovate on Ideas. counterpunch.org Innovation is said to be the mainstay of capitalist ideology, one of the supreme virtues of a system built to reward individual initiative. The genius of capitalism, according to Bill Gates, rests in 'its ability to make self-interest serve the wider interest.' Potential for big financial returns on innovation, he adds, 'unleashes a broad set […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set t…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-20). G7 Steps Up Cold War Propaganda Against China, Ignores War Crimes Against People Of Tigray. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Leon Tressell. | The Ethiopian government is committing massacres and other crimes against humanity in different regions of the country. At the recent G7 meeting in Britain over 1,000 protestors marched outside calling for urgent action to prevent more killings of civilians in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The United States and its allies ignored this. | Instead, they repeated their claims that China is guilty of massive human rights violations in Xinjiang and Ho…

_____ (2021-06-20). To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need To Take On Policing. popularresistance.org Police in the United States act with impunity in targeted neighborhoods, public schools, college campuses, hospitals, and almost every other public sphere. Not only do the police view protesters, Black and Indigenous people, and undocumented immigrants as antagonists to be controlled, they are also armed with military-grade weapons. This police militarization is a process that dates at least as far back as President Lyndon Johnson when he initiated the 1965 Law Enforcement Assistance Act, which supplied local police forces with weapons used in the Vietnam War. The public is now regarded as dangerous and suspect…

_____ (2021-06-20). It's Not Just About Assange, It's About Press Freedom. popularresistance.org It's fitting that an event in support of Julian Assange took place on the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. The court cases surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers once laid bare the lengths the government will go to prevent the public from knowing the full extent of the American national security state and war machine. Now, the fate of press freedom is once again at a crossroads. The Department of Justice's prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on the key premise of democracy: that the public has a right to know. | On June 13, 2021, Defending Rights and Dissent's Pol…

_____ (2021-06-20). Drought-stricken communities push back against data centers. popularresistance.org On May 17, the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, approved the $800 million development of an enormous data center — a warehouse filled with computers storing all of the photos, documents and other information we store "in the cloud" — on an arid plot of land in the eastern part of the city.

Anish R M (2021-06-20). After release of whistleblower Reality Winner, now attention on Assange, Hale and Snowden. peoplesdispatch.org Winner was released for good behavior while in prison and will continue to remain under transitional custody for the remainder of her sentence. Meanwhile, activists and journalists are calling for attention to cases against Julian Assange, Daniel Hale and Edward Snowden…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, Pacific. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, PacificRick Rozoff American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers have completed a month-long mission to Europe and Africa by flying over the Arctic, North Africa and the Pacific Ocean on June 17 and 18, The B-52s had been forward-deployed to the Morón Air …

Dan Yaseen (2021-06-20). Speaking Truth to Empire. warisacrime.org Wednesday, June 16 — 3: 00 to 3: 30 pm "Speaking Truth to Empire" on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Kathy Kelly, a peace and justice activist; and a 3 times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. She cofounded and coordinated Voices in the Wilderness and Voices of Creative Nonviolence. …

The Canary (2021-06-20). A top Tory wants people to stop calling Matt 'hopeless' Hancock 'hopeless'. thecanary.co The justice secretary has criticised calling Matt Hancock "hopeless". It comes after Dominic Cummings revealed Boris Johnson's damning messages about the health secretary. | "Hopeless" Hancock: | Robert Buckland said on 20 June that "to bandy around words like that" does "nobody any service at all". And he insisted Hancock commands the government's "full support". | Cummings was the prime minister's chief aide until he walked out of Downing Street in November. He revealed a series of WhatsApp messages between himself and Boris Johnson as he continued their war of words. | One exchange included Johnson des…

The Canary (2021-06-20). Labour calls for minister to resign if he fails to tackle rape figures within a year. thecanary.co Robert Buckland must resign as justice secretary if he can't reverse the plunging prosecution and conviction levels for rape within a year, Labour has demanded. | "Crocodile tears": | Shadow justice secretary David Lammy accused Buckland of shedding "crocodile tears" this week. It came after Buckland apologised for the downward trends in bringing sexual offenders to justice. Ministers set out plans for a "system and culture change" after convictions for rape and lesser offences in England and Wales hit a record low. | David Lammy (Joe Giddens/PA) | Buckland said sorry over the dire situation. And he accep…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-20). Peru at the Brink of Civil War? zcomm.org The Uprising of the Dispossessed…

Paul Rogers (2021-06-20). COVID-19 is a bigger threat than war. zcomm.org So why isn't it funded the same?>

Stephen Lendman (2021-06-20). Repeal of AUMF Coming? Endless Wars and The Authorization for Use of Military Force. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Germany Marks Barbarossa Anniversary by Deploying Warplanes to Russia's Borders, Singing Birthday Song for Hitler. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-20). Military Situation In Syria On June 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 34 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On June 20, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kharbat Naqus village | On June 19, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Kafr Nubl area | On June 19, one SDF member was wounded by an IED blast in Hajin ar…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-20). Ansar Allah Kill Saudi-led Coalition Personnel During Attack On Border Crossing Base. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 83 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On June 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Zaher area | On June 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). US Marines To Develop New System Armed With Israeli-Made Loitering Munitions. southfront.org Screen grab from a promotional video by Uvision showing a canister-launch system for the Hero munition based on the US JLTV vehicle. | On June 17, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) awarded Mistral, Inc. a contract to design, build and test the Organic Precision Fires — Mounted (OPF-M) system. | Mistral teamed with Israel's UVision LTD to deliver the USMC with advanced loitering munition capabilities based on last's Hero 120 system. | UVision's Hero family of loitering systems includes Hero-30, Hero-70, Hero-120, He…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). 'Emergency Shut Down' Reported At Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant. southfront.org Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE | Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a "temporary emergency shutdown," the state-run TV Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last "for three to four days." The official warned…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-20). Iran Urges US to Make Nuclear Deal Before New President Takes Office. news.antiwar.com Iran Urges US to Make Nuclear Deal Before New President Takes Office | US will continue talks as Iran envoy terms deal 'closer than ever'

_____ (2021-06-20). Drought-Stricken Communities Push Back Against Data Centers. popularresistance.org On May 17, the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, approved the $800 million development of an enormous data center — a warehouse filled with computers storing all of the photos, documents and other information we store "in the cloud" — on an arid plot of land in the eastern part of the city. | But keeping the rows of powerful computers inside the data center from overheating will require up to 1.25 million gallons of water each day, a price that Vice Mayor Jenn Duff believes is too high."This has been the driest 12 months in 126 years," she said, citing data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). 'The Reversed Path' wins 2 awards at Shanghai Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Reversed Path' directed by Abolfazl Jalili won two awards at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival in China.

Staff (2021-06-20). NGO Sures Report: There is No Venezuelan Refugee Crisis. orinocotribune.com There is no Venezuelan refugee crisis, states a Sures published in its Twitter account that "based on data from the Refugees and Migrants of Venezuela Coordination Platform (R4V),…

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-20). Zairf hails bilateral talks with world officials in Antalya. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Referring to his attendance at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, Foreign Minister Zarif hailed fruitful bilateral talks with officials of Afghanistan, Croatia, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Poland, Tajikistan, Turkey and Venezuela.

Jenny Chan (2021-06-20). State—labor relations and the emergence of grassroots workers' organizations in China. zcomm.org Labor organizers coached workers to take individual actions, rather than collective protests, to make their urgent appeals…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-20). Turkey's Secret Plan To Invade Greece And Armenia. southfront.org Illustrative image | A plan for a simultaneous Turkish invasion of both Greece and Armenia was prepared by Turkey, according to the secret documents of the Turkish General Staff. | According to these documents, the plan called "CERBE" was prepared in 2014 and updated in 2016.According to the

Staff (2021-06-20). US issued waiver after Iran gained access to COVID-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — In a tweet, Iran Human Rights Center reacted to the US claim about issuing a waiver on imports of anti-coronavirus equipment to Iran, noting that the US issued the waiver after Iran gained access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-20). Concerns rise as Uganda team member tests positive for COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A member of Uganda's Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks.

_____ (2021-06-20). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. popularresistance.org 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. | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and student organizations are supporting the demonstrations in over 450 cities. | Protesters called on the conservative Lower House's chairman Arthur Lira to respect the popular will and accept the impeachment requests against Bolsonaro. | They demand also an immediate response to stop the wave of deaths and the economic crisis provoke…

_____ (2021-06-20). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. popularresistance.org 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. | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and student organizations are supporting the demonstrations in over 450 cities.

Gérard Delépine (2021-06-20). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

Raul Diego (2021-06-20). Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System. globalresearch.ca First published on July 10, 2020, this article reviews the biometric vaccine project sponsored by GAVI. | "A new biometric identity platform partnered with the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine alliance and Mastercard will launch in West Africa and combine COVID-19 vaccinations, …

Makia Freeman (2021-06-20). Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca First published on January 13, 2021 Experimental COVID Vaccines are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This next phase of the COVID scamdemic is an incredibly dangerous one — …

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-20). Latest CDC VAERS Data for 12- to 17-Year-Olds Include 7 Deaths, 271 Serious Adverse Events Following COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca VAERS data released …

Editor2 (2021-06-20). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines: A Journey of Collaboration and Revolutionary Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Jyotsna Singh — Jun 17, 2021 | With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine | Cuba's emergency rollout of two homegrown vaccines last month has awed the world. For a developing country the size of the US State of Tennessee, it is quite a feat. The achievement is all the more significant when we consider the enormous difficulties caused by the US blockade which restricts access to high-technology equipment, state-of-the-art technolog…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 …

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-20). Cuban Soberana 02 COVID-19 vaccine showing 62% efficiency. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Cuban biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma announced that the Soberana 02 vaccine against COVID-19 has an efficacy of over 60 percent.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 …

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-20). Iran COVID update: 8,161 infections, 111 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 8,161 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Amitabha Sarkar (2021-06-20). Immunity is liberty: Vaccine internationalism during a pandemic. zcomm.org The various grassroots-based community initiatives active across the world are breaking the barriers of identities as well as challenging divisive capital-politics linkages to embrace each other…

_____ (2021-06-20). Louisville And 20 Other Cities Plan March For Medicare For All, July 24. popularresistance.org We will begin at 11 AM in the park in front of the Federal Building where we have permission from the city to use the site. | We will have speakers (brief) and music then march and/or caravan to Breewayy, the square at 6th between Liberty and Jefferson. | There we will place flowers in honor of Breonna Taylor, to connect with her profession as a healer, and to link the struggle for health care with the fight to end systemic racism. We will return to where we began and share refreshments and socialize. | We will also be celebrating Medicare's 56th birthday. We hope you will join with us in demanding that Congress…

F. William Engdahl (2021-06-20). Colossal Financial Pyramid: There Is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Richard D. Wolff (2021-06-20). Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas. zcomm.org Today's declining U.S. capitalism can no longer repeat its previous bland celebrations of private enterprises and free markets…

_____ (2021-06-20). The US job market is about to turn into a giant science experiment. popularresistance.org The biggest variable in this 50-state experiment is the new unemployment benefits created during the pandemic. Republican governors in nearly two dozen states are rolling back key benefits that helped people through the downturn: expansions in unemployment insurance to workers not previously covered, increased length of coverage for unemployed workers, and topped-up weekly payments are some of the initiatives…

_____ (2021-06-20). The US Job Market Is About To Turn Into A Giant Science Experiment. popularresistance.org Partisan politics, Congress' legislative language, and interest group lobbying are about to turn America's 160 million workers into guinea pigs. We're all about to be part of a huge study on whether unemployment insurance keeps people out of the labor market. | The biggest variable in this 50-state experiment is the new unemployment benefits created during the pandemic. Republican governors in nearly two dozen states are rolling back key benefits that helped people through the downturn: expansions in unemployment insurance to workers not previously covered, increased length of coverage for unemployed workers, and…

Naomi LaChance (2021-06-20). How Pro-Palestine Activists and Union Workers are Blocking Israeli Trade in Port Cities. counterpunch.org Image by Hundreds of activists and union workers successfully

Naomi LaChance (2021-06-20). How Pro-Palestine Activists and Union Workers are Blocking Israeli Trade in Port Cities. counterpunch.org Hundreds of activists and union workers successfully prevented a container ship owned by an Israeli company from docking and unloading its cargo in Oakland, California, earlier this month in protest of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Then on June 9, people in Vancouver, Canada, gathered to stop the same ship. These and other "Block the […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set to…

Donald Monaco (2021-06-20). U.S. Criminality in Occupied Palestine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-20). Saturday 6/26: Free Assange! Stop the Extradition! Drop the Charges! indybay.org Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St., | Oakland, between 14th & 15th Streets, near Lake Merritt BART…

STEVE O'KEEFE (2021-06-20). Bad Data: Dancing Your Way To Digital Privacy. counterpunch.org Image by In 1994, I was the only non-law-enforcement expert on fake ID willing to go on national TV to talk about it. I had edited a dozen books on false identity documents for counterculture bookseller, Loompanics Unlimited, such as

The Conversation (2021-06-20). As we continue to burn Gasoline, Coal, Rocky Mountain forests burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years. juancole.com By Philip Higuera, Bryan Shuman and Kyra Wolf | — The exceptional drought in the U.S. West has people across the region on edge after the record-setting fires of 2020. Last year, Colorado alone saw its three largest fires in recorded state history, one burning late in October and crossing the barren Continental Divide well …

Mikaela Nhondo Erskog (2021-06-20). Kenneth Kaunda, the internationalist. peoplesdispatch.org With an African kitenge crossed over his shoulder, beaming and tearful, the newly-elected President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda addressed the UN General Assembly in December 1964. In this

Editorial Team (2021-06-20). Science Museum puts profits before nature. challenge-magazine.org After orchestrating an occupation of the Science Museum in London, a band of activists were threatened with arrest last night (Saturday 19 June 2021), but have affirmed that they'll continue their action today. Due to the museum's decision to receive sponsorship from fossil fuel giant Shell, the London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) coordinated the protest.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-06-20). Cross community march tells Northern Ireland's politicians that mining isn't welcome. thecanary.co From 18 to 20 June, community activists from across the Sperrin mountains, from Greencastle to County Tyrone, are When they arrive at Stormont, they'll hand over a letter to ministers and

Anonymous103 (2021-06-20). Azerbaijan Got Caught Supporting Al-Qaeda-Linked Jabhat Al-Nusra In Syria — Report. southfront.org Illustrative imageIt should be noticed that the Center for Middle East and Central Asian Studies was created by a Russian politician and is hardly perceived as an objective source of information. There is a probability that the received information was submitted biased. However, when officially published, the 'secret correspondence' may become another proof of close ties between the HTS and its foreign allies. | Written by Khaled Iskef. | An investigation conducted by the Center for Middle East and Central Asian Studie…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-20). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 20, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Yangi Qalaa and Khawja Ghar in Takhar province | On June 20, Taliban reportedly captured the Dare Suf Bala district in Samangan province | On June 20, Taliban reportedly captured the Chahr Bulak district in Balkh province | 147 Taliban militants were killed and 104 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, laghman, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Farah, Balkh, Helmand and Kunduz provinces during t…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). In Video: Russian Forces Blocked US Convoy In Syria's Al-Hasakah. southfront.org Screen grab from RusVesna's video. | Russian forces have blocked a US military patrol which violated the deconfliction mechanism in northeastern Syria, The patrol, which consisted of four Oshkosh M-ATV and International MaxxPro armored vehicles, approached the M4 highway near the town of Tell Tamr in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah without giving Russian forces a prior notice. | "The US military moved without prior notice to the Russian side and…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). Escalation In Yemen: Houthis Shot Down US Drone, Lunched More Drones & Missiles At Saudi Arabia (Videos). southfront.org On June 20, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shot down a US drone over the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib, where…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). U.S. Failed To Prevent Another Rocket Attack On Its Troops In Iraq's Ain Al-Asad Air Base. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 20, a rocket attack targeted Ain al-Asad Air Base in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. The base, where US troops are known to be deployed, was targeted on several occasions in the last few months. | In a statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that a single Katyusha [107 mm] rocket landed inside the air base. No losses were reported as the rocket failed to explode. | "Security forces are investigating the fall of a Katyusha rocket … that was launched from the direction of al-Baghd…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). Greater Idlib: Militant Shelling Leaves Child Dead, Another Injured In Government-Held Jurin Town. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 20, five munitions fired from the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by militants hit the government-held town of Jurin in the al-Ghab Plains in the northwestern countryside of Hama. | The munitions landed in residential areas killing a little girl, Massa al-Saleh. The victim's brother, Hud, and her father were also wounded in the attack. | #ŸÑŸäÿ≥ÿ™_ÿ´Ÿàÿ±ÿ© pic.t…

_____ (2021-06-20). Questions About the FBI's Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media. strategic-culture.org The FBI has been manufacturing and directing terror plots and criminal rings for decades. But now, reverence for security state agencies reigns. | By Glenn GREENWALD | The axis of liberal media outlets and their allied activist groups — CNN, NBC News, The Washington Post, Media Matters — are in an angry uproar over a recent report questioning the foreknowledge and involvement of the FBI in the January 6 Capitol riot. As soon as that new report was published on Monday, a consensus instantly emerged in these liberal media precincts that this is an unhinged, ignorant and insane conspiracy theory that des…

_____ (2021-06-20). America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Drinking Water. strategic-culture.org Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) measures the conditions of bridge, water and transportation infrastructure within the U.S. and publishes its findings through the Infrastructure Report Card.‚ÄØIn 2021, America's Cumulative Infrastructure Grade is C-, that is worse than "mediocre". Drinking Water got the same grade. | (Click on the image to enlarge)…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-20). Chris Hedges On US Imperialism, Zionism & The Rise Of Fascism In The US. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Chris Hedges about imperialism, Zionism and the growth of fascist and rightwing forces.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-06-20). Washington and Paris Attempt to Weaken Hezbollah by Bolstering Lebanese Military. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Taliban says committed to Doha deal on intra-Afghan talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Taliban said in a statement on Sunday that they are committed to the intra-Afghan peace talks, stressing a "genuine Islamic system" is the best solution for the problems in Afghanistan.

Stephen Lendman (2021-06-20). Raeisi Elected Iranian President. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Norman Solomon (2021-06-20). If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again. indybay.org Urban decay, progressive renewal…

_____ (2021-06-20). Old-Growth Logging Protesters On Day Seven Of Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org Old-growth logging protesters on day seven of a hunger strike are calling for an urgent meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. | Brent Eichler, president of Unifor local 950, Zain Haq, a 20-year-old student at SFU, and Evie Mandel, 65, haven't eaten food in a week but are continuing their strike at 401 Burrard Street in Vancouver.

_____ (2021-06-20). Old-Growth Logging Protesters On Day Seven Of Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org Old-growth logging protesters on day seven of a hunger strike are calling for an urgent meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. | Brent Eichler, president of Unifor local 950, Zain Haq, a 20-year-old student at SFU, and Evie Mandel, 65, haven't eaten food in a week but are continuing their strike at 401 Burrard Street in Vancouver. Reached by phone Saturday, Eichler said they were doing OK but very tired from only consuming water, lemon juice, and salt. He said he wasn't sure how much longer they could continue without suffering adverse health effects. | Eichler said they have r…

_____ (2021-06-20). Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry's Deceptive 'Net Zero' Strategy. popularresistance.org A new report published Wednesday by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's authors argue are merely a dangerous form of greenwashing that should be eschewed in favor of Real Zero policies based on meaningful, near-term commitments to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

_____ (2021-06-20). World's Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert & Ready to Strike. popularresistance.org The world's nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Lockdown Sceptics (2021-06-20). How Did a Disease with No Symptoms Take Over the World? globalresearch.ca "There are two …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 …

Thomas Meyer (2021-06-20). Alternatives to capitalism: Buen Vivir. indybay.org Capitalism is seen primarily as a system of institutional and racist oppression, and it implies a way of life that sees nature only as a raw material to be exploited. The claim is thus to break with the capitalist mode of production and life in order to create "other forms of life that are not determined by capital accumulation" (ibid., 37). The aim is a "return to use values" (ibid., 39).

ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County (2021-06-20). Wednesday 6/30: Sheriff Oversight Commission: Establishing a Commission in Santa Cruz County under AB 1185. indybay.org Online Event, Register Here: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__zOj…

Reclaimed Room (2021-06-20). Friday 7/9: Jeanette. indybay.org Reclaimed Room at Building REsources | 701 Amador Street | San Francisco, CA 94124…

Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo, Joyce Yu (2021-06-20). Will California Schools Get Juneteenth Holiday? indybay.org Since 2004, the third Saturday in June of each year has been desginated, "Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A day of observance." (Gov. Code, ß 6719.) But this is not a state paid holiday. On Thursday, Governor Newsom's office noted that legislation and collective bargaining would be needed before Juneteenth became a paid holiday for California public employees. A spokesperson for the California Government Operations Agency also stated that creating a state holiday for Juneteenth in California would require legislation and, as a state holiday, it would be the subject of mandatory collective bargaining with e…

California Solidarity Coalition (2021-06-20). Tuesday 6/22: Support Not Sweeps! Rally at CalTrans District 4 Headquarters. indybay.org 111 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-20). 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…

DXE (2021-06-20). Saturday 6/26: Pigeon First Aid – June. indybay.org 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1513, United States…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-20). Thursday 6/24: Saving Life on Earth: "8 Billion Angels" Film and Q&A on Over Population & Climate Crisis. indybay.org On demand film screening and virtual discussion…

Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz (2021-06-20). Monday 6/21: Stop the Sweeps: Felker Street Camp. indybay.org Felker Street Camp, Felker Street at San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz (See Photo for Map)…

AutumnSun (2021-06-20). Santa Cruz Juneteenth June 19, 2021. indybay.org This year's theme was "Liberation"! | The Juneteenth event was held from 1 pm. to 4 pm. in Laurel Park at the newly renamed "The London Nelson Center" changed from "The Louden Nelson Center" as it has been wrongfully called for many years.

DXE (2021-06-20). Saturday 6/19: Meetup: The History Behind Juneteenth. indybay.org online…

Lynda carson (2021-06-20). PG&E power outages affect Juneteenth celebrations in Alameda County. indybay.org PG&E Power Outages Affect New Federal Holiday Juneteenth Celebrations:…

ERA Coalition (2021-06-20). Tuesday 6/22: ERA Town Hall: Discussion & Update on SJ Res. 1: Removing ERA Ratification Deadline. indybay.org Virtual town hall…

DXE (2021-06-20). Saturday 6/26: Fur Trade Death Trade: Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org 77 Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-20). Thursday 7/8: Drawing and Screenprinting Classes with Printmaker Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

NOW (2021-06-20). Wednesday 6/30: National Organization of Women 55th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

DXE (2021-06-20). Saturday 6/26: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

Therese Crutcher-Marin (2021-06-20). 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…

David Giesen (2021-06-20). Friday 6/18: Will Juneteenth go mainstreamed into oblivion? indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/95970820640?pwd=cHNYeTQyQktHNm…

anonymous (2021-06-20). Bay Area Celebrates Juneteenth with "Abolish Police" Banners. indybay.org Two banners appeared today on Yerba Buena Island on the Bay Bridge reading "Abolish" and "Police." By re-centering the abolitionist cause of the holiday's origin, this message celebrated Juneteenth in true Bay Area fashion.

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-06-20). Santa Cruz Grand Jury Finds Board of Supervisors Has Failed to Properly Oversee County Jail. indybay.org Due to a number of disturbing incidents occurring in the Santa Cruz County Main Jail over the past four years, the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury has found that the County Board of Supervisors has, "failed to assert and exercise proper oversight within their purview of the Main jail." This week, the Grand Jury released its new report titled, "Justice in the Jail," which cites a number of incidents, including inmate deaths. The report concludes: "we have a problem." (Photo: Summary of the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury report "Justice in the Jail." Read the full report below)…

Liberation Staff Seattle (2021-06-20). Seattle PD crackdown can't stop #blocktheboat movement vs. Israeli apartheid. zcomm.org As part of the global movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Apartheid Israel, the Block the Boat movement has emerged to engage in peaceful direct action to stop the unloading of Israeli ships and cargo…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-06-20). To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing. zcomm.org Police in the United States act with impunity in targeted neighborhoods, public schools, college campuses, hospitals, and almost every other public sphere…

Phillip Schneider (2021-06-20). Long-term Mask Use May Contribute to Advanced Stage Lung Cancer, Study Finds. globalresearch.ca First published on January 29, 2021 | * | A recent study in …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Turkey, Pakistan Plot to Control Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dennis Kucinich (2021-06-20). Video: Kill Kucinich, Take Light and Power. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Seyad Hamed Nematollahi (2021-06-20). Nuclear Agreement Between Iran and the West: "Will It Help to Make the Region Safer"? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-20). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Positive progress made in Iran-Pakistan relations: Qureshi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Stating that Positive progress made in Iran-Pakistan relations, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that both countries are seeking of opening border crossings.

Staff (2021-06-20). Dr. Feily among top 30 in world according to CrunchBase. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Dr. Amir Feily, a dermatologist and researcher is now known for his amazing results in hair transplants and laser treatment, especially in melasma laser and all kinds of scars such as truma and acne scar.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). EU envoy in Vienna hopes for new Iran-IAEA deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — EU Coordinator at the Vienna talks on JCPOA revival Enrique Mora said amid JCPOA Sunday meeting that he expects Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency to agree on the continuation of safeguards agreement.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). 'US broke JCPOA, onus on it to fix deal'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Referring to the US lack of commitment in the implementation process of the JCPOA, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that the US broke the JCPOA and onus on the US to fix it.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Suspicious US movements on Iraqi-Syrian border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Simultaneously with suspicious patrols and moves by US forces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, US military convoys carrying military equipment entered the Ain al-Asad in Al-Anbar.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). US Ain al-Assad airbase targeted by missile. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iraqi security sources reported a rocket attack on the Ain al-Assad base in the west of the country.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Report says US hampering removal of sanctions on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A research done by the Iranian parliament's Research Center (IPRC) says the US is placing obstacles in the way of removing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Almost all JCPOA agreement documents ready. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Stating that almost all JCPOA agreement documents are ready, Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that the parties will return to the capitals not only for further consultation but also for decision-making.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Zarif, Atmar, Cavusoglu stress joint coop. in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — In a trilateral meeting, the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan emphasized the active participation of the three countries in the Afghan peace process and the fight against terrorism in the region.

Staff (2021-06-20). Cavusoglu urges Greece to halt provocations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Turkish FM Cavusoglu asked Greece to stop its provocations for relations to grow and to avoid further escalation.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Yemen launches extensive drone operations against Saudis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A Saudi coalition spokesman said 17 drones belonging to the Yemeni forces had hit targets in Saudi Arabia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Training plane crashes in NE Iran; kills two people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A training plane has crashed in the northeastern province of North Khorasan killing two people on board.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). Shooting in Toronto leaves 3 children, 2 adults injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Three children and two adults have been injured after a shooting at a children's birthday party in Toronto's west end, officials say.

Staff (2021-06-20). Hollywood Reporter critic reviews 'Botox'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — In her report, the Hollywood Reporter critic Deborah Young reviewed the Iranian movie 'Botox'.

Staff (2021-06-20). FMs of Iran, Turkey & Afghanistan start meeting in Antalya. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The first trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan began in Antalya.

Staff (2021-06-20). 1st Iranian medical oxygen tanker arrives in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The first tanker of Iranian liquid medical oxygen arrived in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

Staff (2021-06-20). Iran inaugurates Innovation & Technology House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — To introduce its capabilities for exports of technological products, Iran inaugurates an Innovation & Technology House.

Staff (2021-06-20). Russia, EU coordinator meet on JCPOA in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Russian Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov announced that he had a meeting with the EU coordinator on JCPOA in Vienna.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-20). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, June 20.

Staff (2021-06-20). 'Sun Children' to vie at 2021 Munich Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Iranian movie "Sun Children" directed by renowned filmmaker Majid Majidi will vie at the Cinemasters competition section of the 2021 Munich Film Festival.

Staff (2021-06-20). Ghani urges Iran, Pakistan to be more active in Afghan peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called for a more active role of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan in the process of lasting peace and stability in Afghaninstan.

Staff (2021-06-20). Iran Greco-Roman team finishes 3rd in Turkish tournament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers won seven medals at the 2021 Vehbi Emre & Hamit Kaplan in Istanbul, Tukey, June 18-20, and finished third.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Gunmen kill at least 15 people at US-Mexico border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Law enforcement officials say gunmen aboard a number of vehicles have staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, local media have reported.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). IRGC chief tells Raeisi ready to cooperate with his admin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — In a message to President-elect Raeisi, the IRGC Commander-in-Chief Salami said Sun. IRGC is fully prepared to continue its cooperation with different adminstrations to serve the noble Iranian nation.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Iran, P4+1 start new meeting on JCPOA revival in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Representatives from Iran and remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) started a new meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission to conclude discussions at the latest sixth round of the talks in Vienna on Sunday.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). 3 injured in explosion at Serbian ammunition plant (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Three workers sustained light injuries in a strong explosion that rocked an ammunition plant's facilities in the Serbian town of Cacak on Saturday evening, state RTS television reported.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Ulyanov reports of significant progress at Sun. JCPOA meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Russian representative at Vienna talks between Iran and P4+1 on JCPOA revival said after Sunday's meeting in Vienna that "significant progress" was made at the talks.

Haidar Eid (2021-06-20). Video: Why Israel is an apartheid state. greenleft.org.au Haidar Eid, Jeff Halper, Noura Mansour and Arie Huybregts discuss why Israel is an apartheid state.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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…

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