Daily Archives: June 21, 2021

2021-06-21: News Headlines

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-21). Armenia PM Pashinyan's Civil Contract claims victory in snap. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has claimed victory in a snap parliamentary election but his top rival, former President Robert Kocharyan did not accept the announcement.

Staff (2021-06-21). Socialist Pedro Castillo Won Peru's Election, But Coup Fears Grow as Fujimori Falsely Claims Fraud. democracynow.org Fears are growing in Peru that supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, will stage a coup to prevent her rival, the socialist teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo, from taking power. With 100% of votes counted from the June 6 election, Castillo has a 44,000-vote lead, but Fujimori is claiming fraud without offering any evidence. She is calling for hundreds of thousands of votes, mostly from poor Andean regions, to be annulled. Thousands took to the streets in Lima to protest against Fujimori's claims. We speak with José Carlos…

Staff (2021-06-21). 3 counter-revolutionary terrorist teams dismantled:IRGC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the IRGC Ground Force announced Monday that 3 counter-revolutionary terrorist teams who were trying to endanger the security of the country during elections were dismantled.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). French Conservatives Regain Ground in Regional Elections. telesurenglish.net The first round of France's regional elections, which were dominated by security problems and a record low turnout, yielded unexpected results, after conservatives regained ground against Marine Le Pen's far-right. | Sunday's vote, which was meant to focus on local concerns such as transportation, schools and infrastructure, became a dress rehearsal for next year's presidential vote. | RELATED: | Abstention reache…

Eduardo Gudynas (2021-06-21). Necropolitics in the Amazon. counterpunch.org As usual, the Amazon is on the frontlines of the war for the appropriation of the natural world. Most people when they hear 'Amazon', think only of Brazil. And while the situation in that country certainly is alarming, the battlefields of the Amazon region span northern Bolivia, various departments of Peru, several areas of Ecuador and southern Colombia and Venezuela.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Serbia president congratulates Raeisi on victory in election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — President of Serbia Aleksandar Vuƒçiƒá has sent a message to Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raeisi to offer congratulations to him on his victory in the Friday presidential elections in Iran.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi Defines Policy Priorities. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi held his first news conference in Tehran after winning a landslide victory in the June 18 Presidential election. | RELATED: | This 61-year-old Chief Justice stated Washington should immediately return to the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which former President Donald Trump walked away. | Raeisi also pointed out the U.S. maximum…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Peruvians Take to the Streets To Defend Pedro Castillo's Victory. telesurenglish.net Although fifteen days have passed since the presidential election held on June 6, electoral authorities have yet to formally declare Free Peru candidate Pedro Castillo as Peru's president-elect. | RELATED: | On Sunday, thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demand that the National Jury of Elections (JNE) complete all the necessary procedures to formally culminate the electoral process. Regarding these massive support mobi…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-21). Lebanon's Aoun congrats Ayat. Raeisi for election victory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun in a message on Monday congratulated landslide victory of Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi in Iran 2021 Presidential Election.

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…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Turkmenistan President congratulates president-elect Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan, has sent a message to Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raeisi to congratulate him on his victory in the Friday presidential elections in Iran.

John Nichols (2021-06-21). Socialists Were Once Serious Contenders for Mayor of New York, and They Will Be Again. thenation.com Socialists Were Once Serious Contenders for Mayor of New York, and They Will Be Again…

The Associated Press (2021-06-21). Ambassadors Recalled After Latest Nicaragua Arrest. latinorebels.com MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Mexico and Argentina recalled their ambassadors to Nicaragua for consultations Monday, a day after President Daniel Ortega's government arrested yet another presidential contender ahead of the November 7 elections.

WSWS repost (2021-06-21). 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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-21). Peru: "The Armed Forces are Not Political Arbitrators" libya360.wordpress.com Interview with Juan Carlos Ruiz Molleda, Attorney at Law, Institute of Legal Defense (IDL) The lawyer of the Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL), Juan Carlos Ruiz Molleda, clarifies why the Armed Forces cannot intervene in the current electoral process. "The Armed Forces are not political arbiters. Article 169 of the Constitution states that they are…

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-06-21). El Perú es un espejismo. globalizacion.ca °Van por el golpe! Las maniobras y leguleyadas del fujimorismo y su ejército abogadil solo tenían por objeto alargar el conteo de votos por tiempo indefinido, entrampando el proceso electoral. Aceptan que no hay fraude. Ahora y sin apoyo internacional…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-21). World leaders felicitate Raeisi on his election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Following the announcement of Raeisi's victory in the 13th presidential election, many political leaders and prominent figures in the region and the world offered their congratulations on his victory.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Kowsari elected as Tehran representative in Parliament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Ismail Kowsari was elected as the representative of the people of Tehran in Iran's parliament, gaining 346,645 votes, a spokesman for the Tehran election office said.

Staff (2021-06-21). Coup Fears Grow as Right-Wing Candidate in Peru Falsely Claims Election Fraud. truthout.org Fears are growing in Peru that supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, will stage a coup to prevent her rival, the socialist teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo, from taking power. With 100% of votes counted from the June 6 election, Castillo has a 44,000-vote lead, but Fujimori is claiming fraud without offering any evidence. She is calling for hundreds of thousands of votes, mostly from poor Andean region…

Ron Ridenour (2021-06-21). Socialist Pedro Castillo Wins Peruvian Election Over Alberto Fujimori's Daughter: Former Military Commanders Encourage Electoral Coup. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Russian Ambassador Returned To Washington, While U.S. Preparing New Sanctions On Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia's ambassador to the US has flown back to Washington, DC, saying he hoped to build "equal and pragmatic" ties after a US-Russia summit in Geneva aimed at reducing tensions. | The plane transporting Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled in March for consultations, left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday for New York, where he will travel on to Washington, Russian news agencies reported. | "Given the result…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-21). Alex Saab Reveals New Details about his Abduction in Cape Verde (CNN). orinocotribune.com When repeating the grievances regarding his arbitrary, illegal and illegitimate detention, the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab mentioned new details about his experience in Cape Verde, where he remains incarcerated and faces the threat of extradition to the United States, a country where he is not expected to benefit from the rule of law. | In a letter sent through his team of lawyers, Saab answered some questions from US news network CNN. He asserted his rights once again amid what he considers incoherent actions from Cape Verde, a country that prides itself on its independence and sovereignty. | "If I am extradi…

Juan Cole (2021-06-21). Far Right Israeli PM Bennett slams Iran Nuclear Talks for Tehran's Poor Rights Record (Israel has 200 Nukes and has Killed Thousands of Occupied Palestinians). juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — New extreme-right Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came out on Sunday to argue that the election of an extreme-right Iranian cleric (Ebrahim Raisi) as president of that country should cause the Biden administration to back off reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Bennett called Raisi the "hangman of Tehran" and …

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Progressive Candidate Wins First Place in Martinique Elections. telesurenglish.net On June 20, Martinique held the first round of elections to define who will be at the Territorial Community of Martinique (CTM), the highest level of government created from the merger of the regional council and the general council in 2015. | RELATED: | In this electoral process, 306,530 citizens were expected to elect their authorities from among 14 lists of political parties and coalitions. | In this Caribbean island, w…

Akash Mehta, Sam Mellins (2021-06-21). How Progressives Could Lose New York's Mayor's Race—but Win the City. thenation.com How Progressives Could Lose New York's Mayor's Race—but Win the City…

Staff (2021-06-21). Trump Complained COVID Testing Would Lose Him the Election, New Book Says. truthout.org I have mostly failed to be impressed by the "blockbuster" books about the Trump administration that have come out over the years. Part of it is simple exhaustion; the man was screaming at me from the TV when most of these books came out, so who needs it? The "revelations" were few and far between because Trump's White House was itself an open book thanks to the leaks and the former president's own unfiltered bluster. He's a venal racist sexist blowhard who can't be trusted? GET OUT NO WAY. | Of a…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-06-21). The Leadership Struggle In A California Union Just Keeps Getting Weirder. zcomm.org Accusations of cheating, chicanery and violent retaliation dog the SEIU Local 1000 election. The consequences for labor are very real…

Michael (2021-06-21). What does election of hard liner Raisi in Iran mean for Mideast Flashpoints? zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: 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

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Europe's Last 'Wanna-Be' Dictator: Nikol Pashinyan Claims Victory In Armenia Election. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whose "Civil Contract" party reportedly won elections in Armenia. | He said that the Armenian people carried out a "steel" revolution, and also thanked for the support of the Russian government."Victory in the parliamentary elections will restore social and national consolidation. The people of Armenia have carried out a second revolution in three years. This time it was" steel "instead of" velvet ". All agreements will be fulfilled," Pashinyan said…

Morning Star (2021-06-21). Communists call for united struggle after executioner Ebrahim Raisi takes Iranian presidency. peoplesworld.org Iranian Communists called for a united struggle of all progressive forces after the Friday election of the "bloodstained" candidate Ebrahim Raisi as the country's next president in a widely boycotted poll. The Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) said in a statement that the turnout in the election, the lowest in the history of the Islamic …

Staff (2021-06-21). Did U.S. Push Iran to Right? Hard-Line Cleric Wins Presidency; Nuclear Talks in Vienna Show Promise. democracynow.org Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the Iranian presidential election with about 62% of the vote. Raisi has headed Iran's judiciary since 2019 and is seen as a protégé and possible successor of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Turnout in the election was just 49% — the lowest since the 1979 Iranian revolution — and dozens of candidates were barred from running in the election, including former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Raisi appears to "have higher ambitions than just [the] presidency," says Nega Mortazavi, an Iranian American journalist and host of "The Iran Podcast." "He is preparing to be…

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…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). The US Downplays Impact of Iran's New President on Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan downplayed the impact of Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi on Tehran's decision over the nuclear deal. | RELATED: | "Whether the president is person A or person B is less relevant than whether their entire system is prepared to make verifiable commitments to constrain their nuclear program," Sullivan said in an interview with ABC News when asked about the implication of Raisi's election.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-21). House repeals 'endless war' resolution; Senate panel to act June 22. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With backing from the Democratic Biden administration, the Democratic-run U.S. House voted—in a bipartisan way—to repeal the 2002 "Authorization to Use Military Force" (AUMF) that approved the "endless wars" in Iraq and elsewhere. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the repeal on June 22, Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-21). Not waiting for Congress, Justice Dept. to move on voting rights. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Not waiting for the Republican-clogged U.S. Senate to act, the Democratic Biden administration's Justice Department will step up voting rights enforcement, big time. And it'll concentrate its resources—and its lawyers' talents—on states like Florida and Texas that are the biggest threats to voters, especially voters of color but also working-class voters in general. And …

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.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-21). Wednesday 6/23: Protest March on Manchin and McConnell: End Filibuster & Voter Suppression Now! indybay.org Join online via livestream: www.3rdreconstruction.org/

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Moscow hoping to continue close coop. with new Iranian govt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Russia positively assesses the results of the presidential vote in Iran and hopes that close cooperation will continue, Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department Director said.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-21). The Rise and Fall of Netanyahu. counterpunch.org The rise of Benjamin Netanyahu was very like that of Donald Trump. Both won power as populist nationalist leaders exacerbating and exploiting polarisation within their own countries. Netanyahu inflated the threat from the Palestinians in the eyes of Israeli voters. Trump demonised blacks and immigrants.

Sue Bolton (2021-06-21). Sue Bolton: Why I moved a Palestine solidarity motion on Moreland council. greenleft.org.au Sue Bolton reports on how a motion in solidarity with Palestine move at Moreland City Council was defeated by the casting vote of Labor Mayor Annalivia Carli-Hannan.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-21). Making Juneteenth a Holiday Was the Easy Part, Will Real Justice Follow? counterpunch.org After the United States Senate and House in quick succession passed a federal bill to make "Juneteenth" a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery, President Joe Biden wasted no time in signing the bill into law. "Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a major step forward to recognize the wrongs of the past,"

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Cuba Appreciates Global Solidarity against the US Blockade. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel thanked the solidarity of thousands of people who demanded an end to the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against the Caribbean island for more than 60 years. | RELATED: 'Biden Lift the Blockade', Solidarity Groups With Cuba Demand | "Thank you for the wave of solidarity that reached us today in thousands of voices against the blockade from 50 cities around the world," he said, adding that the Cuban people returned the embrace with actions carried out from the cities of Matanzas and Holguin. | "Those who try to stop love with violence are was…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-21). 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…

_____ (2021-06-21). Biden's Two-Step Geneva Waltz Simply Buys Him Space. strategic-culture.org Washington would do well to discount von Leyen's gushing love-in with Biden — it means very little, Alastair Crooke writes. | The show came, and now has passed. The G7 visuals were meant to underline the prolongation of the unipolar moment and its purported values — Macron described it as a 'family' get-together, after a long hiatus, and Johnson remarked that it was so reminiscent of a 'return to school', with old mates crowding around, after the 'hols'. The West is back, facing off against the autocratic 'beasts from the East' — so says the new narrative of the U.S. and the EU — said with…

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Russian envoy returns to US after Putin-Biden summit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has resumed his work in Washington DC after returning to the United States from Moscow, the Russian diplomatic mission has announced.

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…

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

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

Connor Freeman (2021-06-21). Have We Learned Nothing? Biden Backs Mass Murder in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Barry Sheppard (2021-06-21). United States: The Biden-Putin meeting and the nuclear threat. greenleft.org.au The United States and Russia have agreed to discuss the control of nuclear weapons, reports Barry Sheppard, but the expansion of NATO and US imperialist interests may block any meaningful outcome.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-21). Iran wants guarantees from US during JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the United States once showed during the Trump era that it can arrogantly ignore the interests of other countries, so Iran wants guarantees from the current US administration.

Staff (2021-06-21). Venezuela Includes Foreign Refugees in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan National Commission for Refugees (CONARE), through its office in Guasdualito, Apure state, in coordination with the government, the mayor of the José María Romero Municipality and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, carried out a COVID-19 mass vaccination day on June 18 for senior citizens in the state. Several refugees of Colombian and Mexican nationalities who live in Venezuela were vaccinated in this session. | Thanks to the cooperation of the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, Venezuela has been able to launch the immunization program against COVID-19 in pr…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, ruling opponents have no standing to sue. wsws.org The highly technical character of the decision should not obscure the fact that there is powerful support in corporate America for the Affordable Care Act, which has provided a windfall for the for-profit health care industry.

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…

Joanna Wuest, Briana Last (2021-06-21). Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights. thenation.com Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights…

Elie Mystal (2021-06-21). How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry. thenation.com How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry…

Editor2 (2021-06-21). China, Africa(ns), White Supremacy & the White Left. orinocotribune.com By Ahjamu Umi — Jun 17, 2021 | In the 1980s, during the cold war, white socialist groups from Marxist/Leninist, Maoist, Trotskyist, etc., tendencies throughout the U.S., were always quick to the draw in attacking our revolutionary Pan-Africanist ideology, work, and analysis. And despite doing everything in their power to differentiate themselves from white socialists, white anarchists as a whole, haven't historically been much better. This reality continues. For us, this has always been strange for what we believe are two distinct reasons. One, although the white socialist left typically desires to see socia…

Dr. Leon Tressell (2021-06-21). G7 Steps Up Cold War Propaganda Against China, Ignores War Crimes Against People of Tigray. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-21). Warrior Met forces 1,100 Mine Workers in Alabama into long strike. peoplesworld.org BROOKWOOD, Ala. (PAI)—Some 1,100 Mine Workers and their allies are standing strong against corporate refusal to make them whole as the strike the Warrior Met coal mining firm in Alabama forced them to call passed the 10-week mark in mid-June. "We'll be here one day longer than y'all can stand!" the union tweeted on June …

David Swanson (2021-06-21). Remember to Forget the Alamo. warisacrime.org Mexico once had a problem with a local provincial government promoting illegal immigration from the United States into Mexico in order to engage in the illegal slavery of illegally trafficked people. The locality involved was called Texas. For years, Mexico let Texas get away with its lawlessness and immorality, including not paying taxes, and including …

Lekgantshi Console Tleane (2021-06-21). Solidarity, Not Bourgeoisie Interests, Will Lead to Peace in Israel/Palestine. counterpunch.org In her recent article on the new cabinet of Israel Ariel Gold excellently dispels the myth of a possible path that may be taken by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, especially with regards to the condition of the Palestinian people. The new cabinet is likely to continue with the established hostility towards any peaceful settlement with Palestinians, occasional battles with

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.

E.R. Bills (2021-06-21). A Real Alamo. dissidentvoice.org I get it. As a native Texan, I feel your pain. I, too, was weaned on comic book versions of the Alamo and the Texian War for Independence, and I understand your anger and frustration. We have been betrayed. The question, now, is what are we going to do about it? Should we slap AK47s …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-21). Tomorrow at noon: Belarus and 80th anniversary of Nazi invasion. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tomorrow at noon: Belarus and 80th anniversary of Nazi invasionRick Rozoff As a scholar I know that a war of symbols has always been a harbinger of real military actions. In this regard, the claims of the collective West, especially Germany and Poland, to the moral high ground look inherently criminal. The Belarusian state news …

Jeff Cohen (2021-06-21). Liberal media propaganda tells the world: America is first. nationofchange.org toward America First-ism in foreign policy.

Samantha Osaki (2021-06-21). New Census Bureau Data Offers a Chance to Dismantle Prison Gerrymandering. aclu.org New Mexico made great strides this year toward building a more equitable electoral process when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Redistricting Act into law, empowering a bipartisan

Al-Shabaka (2021-06-21). Gaza's Summer: Destruction, Pandemic, and Climate Change. juancole.com By Asmaa Abu Mezied | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — In 2013, the UNDP warned of the increasing occurrence of dangerous heatwaves in Palestine over the coming years as a result of climate change. Indeed, at the end of August 2020, the Palestine Meteorological Office issued a warning about an impending heatwave, where the temperature …

UFCLP (2021-06-21). 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…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-21). "A bright new era" – The President's Awards for Societal Engagement. imperial.ac.uk From engaging global audiences with Imperial's research to de-mystifying higher education among underserved groups, meet the award winners.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). AMLO Orders Probe Into Reynosa Killings Amid Growing Violence. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Monday a probe over the killing of innocent people in Reynosa city last weekend, amid growing violence in the country. | RELATED: | "Everything indicates that it was not a confrontation, but it was a command to shoot people who were planned to be confronted. It is a cowardly attack on the lives of innocent people," the president, also known as AMLO, said. | El Gobierno de la Cuarta…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-21). Defending international order: U.S., British, Dutch warships converge in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defending international order: U.S., British, Dutch warships converge in Black SeaRick Rozoff U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa reported that the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon, deployed to the Black Sea on June 11, engaged in passing and communications exercises with two warships assigned to the carrier strike group of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier currently …

Staff (2021-06-21). New administration not to change stance towards JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iran's top negotiator said Tehran's policies are not going to change under the administration of President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi.

Staff (2021-06-21). Coalition Demands Federal Ban on Amazon's Punitive Worker Surveillance. truthout.org A coalition of worker advocacy and racial justice organizations marked the start of Prime Day on Monday with an open letter demanding that state and federal lawmakers take action to end Amazon's systems of employee surveillance, which critics say are at the heart of the company's devastating "Amazon's business model is a calculated exploitation o…

news.un (2021-06-21). 'His words set a standard and will long endure': UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer. news.un.org Friends and former colleagues have been mourning the passing over the weekend of Edward Mortimer, the Chief Speechwriter for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

news.un (2021-06-21). COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a 'great step forward'. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.

news.un (2021-06-21). Grave violations against children in conflict 'alarmingly high', latest UN report reveals. news.un.org More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday.

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…

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…

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Kiev's Desperate Attempts To Provoke New War In Ukraine: 4 DPR Soldiers Killed Near Donetsk. southfront.org Illustrative image | According to the reports of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), on June 21, in the north-western suburbs of the city of Donetsk, four DPR soldiers were killed and five more were injured as a result of shelling by Ukrainian troops."Today, at 10.10 a.m., as a result of mortar fire on the positions of the People's Militia units near the Lozove settlement, three of our servicemen were killed by the 28th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and another was…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Military Situation In Syria On June 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 21, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 34 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On June 21, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Kafr Nubl area | On June 21, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim village | On June 20, Russian forces established a new military post in the village…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Military Situation In Yemen On June 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 105 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Maheliyah area | On June 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 20, Ansar Allah attacked Khamis Mushait with a Q…

Anish R M (2021-06-21). From G7 to NATO Meetings, Imperialist Powers Turn More Aggressive Towards China. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-21). After Iraq War Authorization Repealed, Calls Grow to 'Do the 2001 AUMF Next'. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-21). Amazon workers suffer more injuries in the run up to big shopping days. thecanary.co GMB Union has called out the 'inhumanity' of working conditions at Amazon, after research revealed workers are more likely to suffer injuries in the run up to key sales events. | Investigations by GMB found that the number of ambulance call-outs from Amazon warehouses spikes in the run up to events such as Black Friday and Christmas. | Amazon workers have broken bones and been knocked unconscious. Some have had to stand for hours while pregnant. And some have needed ambulances due to breathing problems and chest pains, according to the union's research. | High targets: | Data from three ambulance trusts f…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-21). Bilateral Meeting Between Arreaza and Lavrov in Moscow Confirmed. orinocotribune.com A bilateral meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, and his counterpart from the Russian Federation, Foreign Affairs Minister Segey Lavrov. This was confirmed this Thursday, June 17, by the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova. | The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed through a post on its Twitter account that the top diplomats, Arreaza and Lavrov, will discuss the present situation in Venezuela and in the region, bilateral relations, and the fight agai…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-21). Bilateral Meeting Between Arreaza and Lavrov in Moscow Confirmed. orinocotribune.com A bilateral meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, and his counterpart from the Russian Federation, Foreign Affairs Minister Segey Lavrov. This was confirmed this Thursday, June 17, by the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova. | The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed through a post on its Twitter account that the top diplomats, Arreaza and Lavrov, will discuss the present situation in Venezuela and in the region, bilateral relations, and the fight agai…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Venezuela Celebrates Martyrs' Day in Honor of Fabricio Ojeda. telesurenglish.net On June 21, Venezuela commemorates the Martyrs' Day in honor of Fabricio Ojeda, a revolutionary who headed the Patriotic Board to overthrow the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez (1952-1958). | RELATED: | Ojeda was a founding member of the Democratic-Republican Union (URD) party, through which he was elected lawmaker in 1958. At that time, he was also leading the Patriot…

Fight Back (2021-06-21). Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World to begin in Caracas, Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – The Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World begins on June 21 in Caracas, Venezuela. To prepare for the Bicentennial Congress a series of Zoom meetings began in February 2021, with hundreds of people from more than 80 countries of the world participating in solidarity each month. | President Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela welcomed and spoke to the participants who attended from every part of the globe. These included countries where the working class holds power, like Cuba and China, with officials from their ruling parties, trade union movements, and international re…

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

Eds. (2021-06-21). Book review: Roland Boer — Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners. mronline.org Socialism with Chinese Characteristics challenges the simplistic mutually exclusive dualistic lens through which socialism in China is often viewed and judged. | June 21, 2021 | Review…

Eds. (2021-06-21). 'The Last G7': Satirical cartoon mocking bloc's attempt to suppress China goes viral. mronline.org A Chinese cartoonist's political satire, which mocked the Group of Seven (G7) members that attempt to suppress China, went viral on Chinese social media on Sunday, when the G7 summit was underway in Cornwall, the UK. | June 21, 2021…

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.

Ulson Gunnar (2021-06-21). China's Space Program Makes Its Mark. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2021-06-21). Iran ready to host 1st meting of "3+3" regional countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan announced that Tehran is ready to host the 1st meeting of the presidents or ministers of 3+3″ (Russia, Iran, and Turkey, plus 3 Caucasus countries – Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia) countries.

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-21). U.S. blockade on Cuba causes record losses during coronavirus pandemic. mronline.org CUBA'S economy lost more than $9 billion ( £6.5bn) amid the coronavirus pandemic last year, due to the impact of the six decade-long U.S. blockade, government officials said on Thursday. | June 21, 2021…

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.

The Canary (2021-06-21). Matt Hancock dismisses PM's 'hopeless' jibe as ancient history. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed Boris Johnson's claims that he was "hopeless" as "ancient history". The prime minister's former top adviser Dominic Cummings last week released WhatsApp messages from the early days of the pandemic in which Johnson was highly critical of the health secretary. | In one exchange about efforts to expand the coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme, Johnson complained Hancock was "totally f****** hopeless". | "Ancient history": | Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Hancock acknowledged that people say "all sorts of things in private" when they are under pressure but insiste…

The Canary (2021-06-21). Scotland's deputy first minister defends the Manchester travel ban decision. thecanary.co The Scottish government's decision to impose a travel ban on people entering the country from Greater Manchester has been defended by the deputy first minister. John Swinney said the restriction on non-essential travel was justified by rising coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the Greater Manchester and Salford areas. | At the weekend, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham spoke out against the move, saying it was disproportionate and his administration was not contacted prior to the announcement. Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that all non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford would be banned from Monday.

The Canary (2021-06-21). HS2 costs rose by £1.7bn in the past year. thecanary.co HS2's costs have reportedly jumped by another £1.7bn in the past year as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic adds further pressure to the high-speed railway project. | The suspension of work at most sites at the start of the virus crisis, combined with social distancing measures causing delays and reduced productivity, mean costs for phase one between London and Birmingham have risen by up to £800m, sources close to the scheme told the Financial Times. | Rising costs: | This follows an £800m increase announced by HS2 Ltd in October 2020, which was partly driven by problems redeveloping E…

Tomdispatch (2021-06-21). The Wealthy Countries are getting Past the Pandemic, but the Poor are in Catastrophe, which is a looming Catastrophe for the Wealthy. juancole.com By Rajan Menon | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the …

WSWS (2021-06-21). Stellantis relaxes workplace safety protocols as COVID-19 Delta variant spreads. wsws.org Even as the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, automaker Stellantis says it is ending temperature screening and some safety protocols Monday.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Mass demonstrations erupt across Brazil as COVID deaths pass 500,000 mark. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands took to the streets against the homicidal policies pursued by the Bolsonaro government in the face of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Haiti's Ex-President Aristide To Get COVID-19 Treatment in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Haiti's Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will travel to Cuba to receive COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | On Sunday, outlet Le Nouvelliste reported that Haiti's immigration services, at the request of President Jovenel Moise, issued a one-year diplomatic passport to Aristide to allow him to travel abroad. | Cuban authorities agreed to receive him and already informed Haitian officials that they are following up on the procedures. | Pr…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). COVID Causes Latin America's Worst Drop in Foreign Investment. telesurenglish.net The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annual study, which updates data from the beginning of the year, indicates that Latin America received 88 billion dollars in foreign direct investments, far from the 160 billion in 2019. | In contrast, the flow of investments in Africa fell by 16 %; in Asia, it even rose (by 4 %), and on average, in developing economies, the fall was around 8 %. | RELATED: | "Latin Am…

Emma Sron (2021-06-21). Peer-Reviewed and Published: Adoption of Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 is Justified. theantimedia.com The study's authors conclude that "large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin."

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them). nationofchange.org Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Moderator (2021-06-21). Vaccine Nationalism Will Be the Death of Us All. scheerpost.com U.S. Indo-Pacific Command / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Rajan Menon / TomDispatch Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European… |

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-06-21). Brasil: Medio millón de víctimas. globalizacion.ca Poco después de las doce del mediodía de ayer se supo: el viernes, el número oficial de muertos por covid en Brasil alcanzó la marca de 500.022. Se trata del número oficial, conviene repetir: es que para investigadores, médicos y…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). 4 British Airways Pilots Dead Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" from Air Travel. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-21). Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled on Sat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.

news.un (2021-06-21). Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief's call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world's most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

news.un (2021-06-21). Pandemic 'rolled back' sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD. news.un.org Financial assistance to the world's 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic Is Us (But Now Mostly Them). zcomm.org Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19…

Mara Hvistendahl (2021-06-21). I Visited a Chinese Lab at the Center of a Biosafety Debate. zcomm.org What I Learned Helps Explain the Clash Over Covid-19's Origins…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to younger adults, than those of its rivals. But the matter of rare blood clotting was less a bother to one of the company's main…

Staff (2021-06-21). End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South. democracynow.org We look at the push to end what the World Health Organization is calling "vaccine apartheid," as many countries have yet to see a single COVID-19 vaccine shot amid mounting infections. "What we're looking for is an alternative to a system that has basically allowed for COVID-19 vaccines to be absolutely concentrated in the higher-income countries," says Carina Vance Mafla, former health minister of Ecuador, who co-chaired this weekend's emergency Summit on Vaccine Internationalism. She argues vaccine access can be improved by expanding vaccine "production in other countries … that have developed vaccine candida…

Staff (2021-06-21). Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity. democracynow.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections. Eighty-five percent of vaccines administered worldwide have been in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. Last week, G7 nations pledged to donate just 613 million new vaccine doses — far less than the 1 billion originally promised. This was the focus of an emergency four-day virtual Summit for Vaccine Internationalism this weekend, attended by government ministers, parliamentarians and public…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-21). Is the Danger COVID or the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Leonard Manson (2021-06-21). Pakistan to Block Cell Phone Signal of Those Who Refuse COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Lance Johnson (2021-06-21). Royal Caribbean Discovers that Vaccines Cause Outbreaks, after Eight Vaccinated Crew Members Test Positive for COVID. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

teleSUR (2021-06-21). South Africa To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines Using mRNA Tech. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) and France will support the creation in South Africa of a center dedicated to the production of COVID-19 vaccines using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based technologies. | RELATED: | "Relying on a few companies to supply global public goods is restrictive and dangerous," the WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said and stressed that the pandemic demonstrates that "resource-p…

Association of American Physicians, Surgeon (2021-06-21). Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). Video: Cancer: The Forbidden Cures — The Original Big Pharma Playbook Long Before COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Global Research News (2021-06-21). Selected Articles: Inventor of mRNA Technology: Vaccine Causes Lipid Nanoparticles to Accumulate in 'High Concentrations' in Ovaries. globalresearch.ca By On the "Dark Horse Podcast," Dr. Robert Malone, creator of mRNA vac…

news.un (2021-06-21). Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10. news.un.org South Sudan, the UN's youngest Member State, is marking its tenth anniversary of independence amid languishing political progress and a range of humanitarian challenges, the Secretary-General's Special Representative told Security Council members on Monday.

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-21). In small-town Sequim, Wash., 150 people turn out for Juneteenth celebration. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash.—A big multiracial crowd—African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, and white—gathered at the main intersection in Sequim Saturday, June 19, to celebrate "Juneteenth," also known as "Jubilee Day." It was a completely peaceful, non-violent event greeted by hundreds of motorists honking their car horns, waving, and giving thumbs up salutes. A couple of …

Ken Bank (2021-06-21). The beginning of the end for corporate journalism? peoplesworld.org The last few decades have seen enormous changes and restructuring of journalism and news reporting, especially at the local level. In the past, large daily newspapers assigned reporters to cover local news in small communities, providing timely coverage of current events in that area. However, this became increasingly expensive and decreased profitability. One by one, …

Olivia Rosane (2021-06-21). Unique Ecuadorian frog discovered, named after Led Zeppelin. peoplesworld.org A new species of frog has been described by scientists for the first time, and it's a real rockstar. The new frog, introduced to the world in the journal Neotropical Biodiversity on Sunday, hails from the Ecuadorian Andes and bears the name Pristimantis ledzeppelin, or Led Zeppelin's Rain Frog. "The name honors Led Zeppelin and …

Eds. (2021-06-21). California's megadrought and the fight for socialism. mronline.org The history of California in the capitalist era is as mythic as the American Dream itself. From around the world, countless workers have emigrated to the "Golden State" in search of a better life. | June 21, 2021…

Ari Paul (2021-06-21). Outrage at ProPublica tax leaks underscores their importance. mronline.org The report doesn't show illegal activity; that's what makes it so damning. | June 21, 2021 | Newswire…

C.J. Hopkins (2021-06-21). Manufacturing (New Normal) "Reality" dissidentvoice.org The ultimate goal of every totalitarian system is to establish complete control over society and every individual within it in order to achieve ideological uniformity and eliminate any and all deviation from it. This goal can never be achieved, of course, but it is the raison d'être of all totalitarian systems, regardless of what forms …

Bruce Lerro (2021-06-21). Ruling Class Fears of The Day of Reckoning: Historical Causes for the Biases Against Crowds. dissidentvoice.org Image from Imgur @i.imgur.com Orientation As I was looking at images to place at the beginning of this article, I was struck by how many images and quotes there were of Le Bon. It is pretty amazing for someone whose first work was published in 1895 and whose last works are still around 100 years …

Staff (2021-06-21). Prison violence like Alabama's demands a national reckoning. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in During the early fall of 2017, just three days before the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division would descend on the Alabama prison system to investigate reports of brutality and sexual violence, an atrocious incident occurred at the Bibb Correctional Facility's Hot Bay, a dormitory "housing men in bunkbeds multiple rows deep," as the DOJ would write in its subsequent re…

Editorial Team (2021-06-21). GB News: a failure. challenge-magazine.org Tom Flanagan reviews the new right-wing television channel GB News | Tom Flanagan, is a member of the YCL in Stirlingshire | For what seems like forever, right-wingers in Britain have looked forlorn across the Atlantic as they wondered if there would ever be the most elusive of conservative unicorns, a British Fox News. | When former BBC presenter (and name in Epstein's black book) Andrew Neil announced that he would be founding such a channel, many on the right in Britain greeted it with excitement. | Whilst the lunacy of American right-wing presenters such as Tucker Carlson and Bill O'Reilly can often be a s…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Two Opposite Views of Alexei Navalny. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The views of Alexei Navalny in Russia and in the United States are virtually opposites of each other. | In America, for example, on June 20th, the New York Times headlined

Eric A. Gordon (2021-06-21). New 'Dictionary of the Queer International' informs, inspires, confounds, puzzles, delights. peoplesworld.org A treasure hunt awaits you, Dear Reader, one that will uncover brilliant word gems and coined phrases from around the world, and that will also lead you into endless mysteries, byways, false doors, and linguistic traps. All in the tongue-in-cheek attempt to reset global consciousness according to the precepts of a new International—and one is …

Staff (2021-06-21). Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare Cover to Dental, Vision & Hearing. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is embracing a push by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and other progressive lawmakers to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. |

Staff (2021-06-21). Jan. 6 Wasn't the End — the Right Is Trying a Hostile Takeover State by State. truthout.org On Sunday night, CNN aired a two-hour documentary called

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Activists Launch "Idlib Green" Campaign To Confront Jabhat Al-Nusra. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | Activists and journalists in Idlib have recently launched a campaign via social media, under the title "Idlib is green", declaring their rejection of the Jabhat Al-Nusra control of the province. | The activists attached their campaign to the #023, which represents Idlib's code for terrestrial communications, calling to reject the spread of extremist groups, foremost of which is Jabhat al-Nusra, and to oppose its rule and practices in their governorate. | The campaign…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). How Mobsters Control U.S., UK, Netherlands. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | "Mobsters" are whatever the law says they are, but in some countries they are, in fact, simply the nation's wealthiest people, who can and do pay whomever they have to pay ("consigliere") in order to get the law to mean what they want it to mean. In other words: sometimes a mobster is anyone who no matter how harmful to society, can become and remain enormously wealthy and never go to prison for it, nor be executed for it. They are above the law, and are therefore the real rulers i…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). SAA Revenged Child's Death With Intense Shelling On Southern Idlib, Killing Turkish-Backed Commander. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Since the morning of June 21, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been shelling Turkish-backed armed opposition groups' positions in southern Idlib governorate. Several casualties were reported, including one commander of the National Liberation Front (NLF). | According to the reports the SAA artillery targeted the suburbs of the towns of al-Bara, Ehsim, Kansafra, Mashoun and Fleifel in Zawiya Mountain area. | The shelling resulted in the killing of at least 2 fighters of the al-…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). First Test Of Israeli Airborne Laser System Successfully Completed. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 21, the Israeli Defense Ministry reported on successful tests of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) laser interception system installed on a plane. According to the reports, the target drones were launched at different ranges and flight altitudes, but each time they were shot down by the laser beam. | The first test of an airborne laser system was successfully completed, in what Defense Minister Benny Gantz hailed a major "tech…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). U.S. To Remove Defense Systems From Saudi Arabia, Other Middle Eastern Countries. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US is about to remove defense systems to be removed from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in order to allegedly reduce tensions with Iran, The Wall Street Journal said the Patriot anti-missile batteries were being removed from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and that a separate…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). In Video: U.S. Naval Bombing Exercise Caused Earthquake In Florida. southfront.org Illustrative image | The US Navy released footage that showed a bombing exercise of the U.S. Navy that was carried out on June 18. | The explosion of a 18,143 kilogram bomb was conducted underwater as part of a trial to test of USS Gerald R. Ford CVN78 Carrier. It was intended to show how durable ships are when confronted with a bombing. | The exercise took place off the coast of Florida. The explosion was so powerful that i…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). In Video: Helicopter Carrying Ballot Boxes Crashed In Iran. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 19, a helicopter en route from the Ahmad Fadaleh area of Dezful crashed near Dezful, Iran. | One of the passengers, who reportedly was a security guard, was killed and 11 others were injured in the accident. | #BREAKING #news #bell214 #boeing Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 21, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army continue in the Aqche district in Jozjan province | On June 21, Taliban reportedly captured the Dolatabad district in Balkh province | On June 21, Taliban reportedly captured the Sholgara district in Balkh province | On June 21, Afghan Army reportedly recaptured the districts of Bangi and Khawja Ghar in Takhar province | On June 21, Taliban reportedly captured the district center of Imam Sahib in Qunduz | 147 Taliban m…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). Turkey Successfully Tests Its Home-Made Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 18th, Turkey's indigenous anti-ship missile 'Atmaca' successfully sank a decommissioned ship in a fire test. | | Tàºrk Silahlƒ± Kuvvetlerimize ve Donanmamƒ±za hayƒ±rlƒ±, uƒüurlu olsun. — Recep Tayyip Erdogan (@RTErdogan) Turkish Presi…

Alethea Redfern (2021-06-21). The Weekly Round-Up: Rape Report and damning findings from the Morgan Inquiry. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the News: On Friday 18 June, the Ministry of Justice published the End-to-End Rape Review Report on Findings and Actions, which assesses how the system is currently failing rape complainants, and sets out a plan to return the volume of cases progressing to court to pre-2016 levels. In the two years it took to …

WSWS (2021-06-21). Australian union tries to ban socialists, critical workers from General Mills strike. wsws.org The United Workers Union has claimed police-like powers to ban anyone who disagrees with its right-wing leadership from the public street where the General Mills factory is located.

Chuck Collins (2021-06-21). How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality. counterpunch.org A new IPS/Inequality.org report finds that the U.S. continues to suffer from the extreme and growing wealth and power of inherited-wealth family dynasties — and the growth of their extreme wealth accelerated during the pandemic. The report, "Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality," tracks the 50 wealthiest families from 1983

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.

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). 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). 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.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-21). 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…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-21). 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.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). 43 Massacres in Colombia so Far This Year. telesurenglish.net Over the weekend, the bodies of three Colombians were found in Medellin, in the Antioquia department, wrapped in plastic bags sealed with tape. | RELATED: | Medellin Metropolitan Police Commander Pablo Ruiz explained that the first body was found on Saturday night in a suburb of the city. According to the officer, the other two bodies correspond to two young men found on a highway in the north of the capital of…

Staff (2021-06-21). Palestine blasts UN for not listing Israel as child killer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has criticized the United Nations for leaving Israel off the annual blacklist of parties responsible for grave violations against children.

Khaled Ghannam (2021-06-21). Sydney continues to show solidarity with Palestine. greenleft.org.au Khaled Ghannam reports on the latest rally in Sydney for Palestine, which continues to be attacked by Israel.

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

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-21). Wither Encryption: What Operation Trojan Shield Reveals. counterpunch.org My, were they delighted. Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning the globe. It all involved a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led in conjunction with a number of law enforcement agencies in 16 countries, resulting in more than 800

WSWS (2021-06-21). New Zealand PM announces fraudulent apology for 1970s immigration raids. wsws.org The apology for past crimes is being used as a cover for those being carried out in the present, with Labour seeking to divert growing opposition to its attacks on migrants and other sections of the working class.

John Buell (2021-06-21). Central American Migrants: They're Here Because We Were There. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Democrats claim to defend an honest rendition of US history, one that will be attentive to the injustices inflicted by slavery and racism. Unfortunately, however, that honesty stops at the water's edge. While the president prepared for and conducted a widely- covered summit that among other things …

Richard D. Wolff (2021-06-21). Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas. counterpunch.org Today's declining U.S. capitalism can no longer repeat its previous bland celebrations of private enterprises and free markets. Too much is going wrong, provoking criticism, and deepening divisions across U.S. society. The last time U.S. capitalism stumbled this badly—the Great Depression of the 1930s—public health did not suffer massive failure at the same time. Yet, then too, criticism of capitalism reached far, wide, and deep.

_____ (2021-06-21). Millions in US 'race against the clock' to pay the rent and stave off eviction. popularresistance.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium ends on 30 June, and some states will still have local renter protections in place. But in the vast majority of states, rental assistance — an essential lifeline for millions — could arrive too late, according to housing advocates.

April M. Short (2021-06-21). Climate Crises Can Lead to Improved Social Cooperation and Economy. counterpunch.org The going assumption is that the impacts of climate disasters on institutions and economics will be negative. However, this is not always the case. Climate disasters can actually have the opposite effect, historically, as shown in a recent article about climate-related disasters in ancient Mesopotamia. The study found that climate-related tensions in effect forced greater

Richard Rhames (2021-06-21). (Still) In the Land o' Cotton. counterpunch.org " In their infinite wisdom, the Founders created a deliberately unresponsive system in order to narrow the governmental options and, force us to seek alternative routes. Politics were dangerous; therefore, politics had to be limited and constrained." — Daniel Lazare Production agriculture is energy-intensive. Turning energy embedded in sunlight into food and fiber has long

Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi (2021-06-21). Afghanistan: Negotiations in Confusion, Press Suppressed. counterpunch.org The current suffering of the people of Afghanistan is in some ways greater even than in previous years. This is because the country's immediate future remains wholly uncertain. A tantalizing peace might be at hand, or it might not. The peace process isn't exactly a smooth operation, with peripheral argumentation causing delays to the schedule

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.

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.

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."

WSWS (2021-06-21). Volvo Truck workers start third week of strike in Virginia. wsws.org Nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo Trucks New River Valley plant are continuing the strike in the face of joint efforts by the Swedish multinational and the United Auto Workers union to crush their rebellion.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Protests across Australia demand freedom for persecuted Tamil refugee family. wsws.org Protestors spoke to WSWS reporters voicing their anger over the bipartisan border protection regime.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Juneteenth and the Second American Revolution. wsws.org The actual history of the final emancipation of slavery throughout the United States was an event of world-historical significance that defies racialist mythmaking.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Spain quietly drops probe into "Russian meddling" in Catalan referendum. wsws.org The dropping of the case is further confirmation that the "Russian meddling" investigation was a fraud from the beginning, initiated with definite political objectives.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Volvo Trucks workers start third week of strike in Virginia. wsws.org Nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo Trucks New River Valley plant are continuing the strike in the face of joint efforts by the Swedish multinational and the United Auto Workers union to crush their rebellion.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-21). Colombia: Analyzing the Strike from the Peoples' Congress. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Aznarez The national strike continues to be a topic of discussion in Colombia and the world. Also the repression and crimes of state terrorism of the government of Ivan Duque. That is why this week the Peoples' Tribunal condemned the regime for genocide. To talk about the current situation, we interviewed the leader of…

Andrew Emett (2021-06-21). Ohio cop on leave after driving over gunshot victim. nationofchange.org "I want the officer held accountable just like if they get the suspect, they will hold him accountable."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). ASHAs, India's frontline health workers, go on indefinite strike in two states. peoplesdispatch.org A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions explains why ASHAs are important to India's health system and why they are on strike.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). After over a year behind bars, three student activists are released on bail in Delhi. peoplesdispatch.org After being booked under the stringent anti-terror law for allegedly hatching a conspiracy that caused riots last year, the three activists, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha were granted bail by the Delhi High Court…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). Women's groups in Cyprus protest acquittal of police officers in Mitsero murders case. peoplesdispatch.org Following the murder of seven women and girls by Nikos Metaxas between 2016 and 2018, a probe was ordered into the role of the police. The investigation concluded that it could not be proved that there was negligence of duty…

Bala Chambers (2021-06-21). The Young People Fighting for Climate Justice in Argentina. latinorebels.com "Environmental issues deepen all pre-existing social inequalities and as such also deepen gender inequalities," Mercedes Pombo told Latino Rebels.

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-06-21). G-7 offers crumbs from its table to 'developing' countries. peoplesdispatch.org As of now, the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised by the G-7 countries can meet the needs of only 7.4% of this number…

Fight Back (2021-06-21). Philippines: Expose AFP lies to cover-up the murder of civilians. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 19 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | | The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is weaving lies to cover up the murder of three civilians in Surigao del Sur by its fascist armed troops last Tuesday. | | On June 15 at around 1 p.m., local civilians Willy Rodriguez, Lenie Rivas and 12-year old Angel Rivas were mowed down by gunfire by armed troops of the AFP's 3rd Special Forces Battalion and 48th IB at Sitio Manluy-a, Km. 18, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. According to their families, their bodies were mangled, and A…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-21). Turkey to upgrade Ukraine's navy, prepare it for NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey to upgrade Ukraine's navy, prepare it for NATORick Rozoff The foreign ministers of Turkey and Ukraine, Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu and Dmytro Kuleba, met during the weekend's three-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey to discuss yet further strengthening bilateral military cooperation. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry disclosed this about the content of the meeting: "Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu assured …

Donald Whitehead (2021-06-21). It's Time to End Homelessness. progressive.org We must re-imagine an America where homelessness does not exist and people who want to work can do so at a livable wage.

John Rachel (2021-06-21). Shrewd deceptions: Lying by omission. nationofchange.org Understanding how misguided and arguably insane our military priorities and spending are.

Malcolm James Mitchell (2021-06-21). First-Person Singular: A Letter to My Fellow Black Chefs. progressive.org In 1962, my great-uncle James Baldwin wrote an essay to my father to help him navigate through a toxic and racist country. It inspired me to write my own to fellow Black chefs.

Paul Von Blum (2021-06-21). The Hidden History of Paul Robeson. progressive.org Ballad of An American: A Graphic Biography tells the story of one of the nation's greatest cultural figures.

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-21). Censored News: The Twin Forces of Light and Darkness. indybay.org Duane Chili Yazzie, Dine', describes the Earth's defense to extractive industries and white supremacy. The Zapatistas have just arrived in Spain. At the same time, Yaqui Water Protectors are assassinated, and mass graves reveal genocide at residential schools. — Censored News…

California Solidarity Coalition (2021-06-21). Tuesday 6/22: Support Not Sweeps! Rally at CalTrans District 4 Headquarters. indybay.org 111 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612…

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-06-21). 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)…

ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County (2021-06-21). 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…

Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz (2021-06-21). 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)…

NOW (2021-06-21). Wednesday 6/30: National Organization of Women 55th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo, Joyce Yu (2021-06-21). 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…

ERA Coalition (2021-06-21). Tuesday 6/22: ERA Town Hall: Discussion & Update on SJ Res. 1: Removing ERA Ratification Deadline. indybay.org Virtual town hall…

DXE (2021-06-21). Saturday 6/26: Fur Trade Death Trade: Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org 77 Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304…

Lynda carson (2021-06-21). PG&E power outages affect Juneteenth celebrations in Alameda County. indybay.org PG&E Power Outages Affect New Federal Holiday Juneteenth Celebrations:…

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