Daily Archives: June 22, 2021

2021-06-22: News Headlines

José Carlos Llerena (2021-06-22). Coup Fears Grow as Fujimori Falsely Claims Fraud. zcomm.org Fears are growing in Peru that supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, will stage a coup to prevent her rival, the socialist teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo, from taking power…

_____ (2021-06-22). Delegation Visits Cabo Verde To #FreeAlexSaab As US Flaunts International Laws. popularresistance.org Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, who is a businessman born in Colombia, has been held for over a year now in the small African island nation of Cabo Verde at the request of the United States, which is seeking his extradition. Saab has not committed any crimes other than trying to thwart the United States' illegal economic blockade of Venezuela by buying food and medicines for the people. Clearing the FOG speaks with Roger Harris, one of the members of a recent delegation that traveled to Cabo Verde to free Alex Saab. Harris speaks about the brutal conditions in which Saab is being held, the results of the delegati…

_____ (2021-06-22). Peru: Journalist Warns of Bolivia-Style Coup After the Election. popularresistance.org Peru's elitist right-wing forces behind presidential contender Keiko Fujimori are leading a "political propaganda" campaign of fraud allegations against her leftist rival Pedro Castillo and even considering a military coup to block his rise to power, a local journalist has declared. | "What is happening in Peru is that we have this election strategy of fear made by the right-wing forces, the private media, and also by the economic powers supporting Fujimori… claiming that if Castillo wins the election, the country will become a dictatorship like Venezuela".

Rainer Shea (2021-06-22). Imperialists Desperate to Hold Control Over Colombia, Fearing Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 20, 2021 | Many teeth have been gnashed by the reactionary media throughout this last month or so amid the lower class uprising within Colombia, and amid the victory of Pedro Castillo in Peru's presidential election. The imperialists may have succeeded at stopping an anti-IMF candidate from winning in Ecuador this year by

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Peruvians defend Pedro Castillo's victory as Keiko Fujimori continues coup attempts. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in Lima and other cities on June 19 to defend the electoral victory of socialist candidate Pedro Castillo from the Free Peru party. Right-wing Keiko Fujimori from Popular Force is still refusing to concede. Castillo won the elections with a margin of at least 44,000 votes. | As the electoral authorities are working to check all votes challenged by the opposition, Fujimori has been creating a climate of doubt in order to justify a coup.

Jeff Cohen (2021-06-22). Liberal Media Propaganda Tells the World: America is First. counterpunch.org If you get your foreign policy news today from CNN or MSNBC or NPR or similar outlets, then you're bombarded hour after hour with the idea that the United States has the absolute right to impose sanctions on country after country overseas if they violate human rights or are not democratic. To give just one example: On Sunday, CNN anchor Dana Bash grilled Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on why the White House is not imposing yet more sanctions on Russia (and

Phyllis Bennis (2021-06-22). The Real Danger of Israel's New Government. counterpunch.org The new Israeli government takes office already largely paralyzed. With eight diverse parties, they agree only on two things. One, they want to get rid of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Check — that's done. Two, given the unlikeliness of reaching agreement on any major policy changes, they all agree that the current situation of occupation

Staff (2021-06-22). European Union to Send Technical Mission for Venezuela's 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Monday, June 21, Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the international body will send a technical mission to Venezuela to evaluate preparations made by the National Electoral Council (CNE) for regional and local mega-elections, scheduled for November 21. Thus, at a later date, the European Union (EU) will decide whether to send electoral observers in November, reported Europa Press. | "There is a possible political opening," said Borrell. "I will send a technical mission to consider whether the conditions for an observation mission are in place." He is…

John Nichols (2021-06-22). Want to Increase Election Turnout? Lower the Voting Age to 16. thenation.com Want to Increase Election Turnout? Lower the Voting Age to 16.

WSWS repost (2021-06-22). 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.

The Conversation (2021-06-22). Iran election: what Ebrahim Raisi's victory will mean for his country — and the rest of the world. juancole.com By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam | — When Iranians elect a new leader, the world watches. So the election of Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline right-winger, to replace the more centrist Hassan Rouhani, is global news of some significance. Raisi is the choice of Iran's socially arch-conservative and politically anti-reformist "deep state". This ideological core of the state …

Staff (2021-06-22). Republicans Won't Even Debate "For the People Act" as They Flood States with Voter Suppression Bills. democracynow.org Senate Republicans are expected to use the filibuster to block debate on the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would protect voting rights across the United States and improve ballot access. The Senate vote comes as Republican state lawmakers are passing sweeping measures to suppress the vote. According to the Voting Rights Lab, 18 states have enacted more than 30 laws to restrict voting since the November election. The For the People Act is "the most important voting rights bill since the Voting Rights Act of 1965," says Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman. "It just goes to show you how afraid the Republican…

Staff (2021-06-22). Democrats Introduce Bill to Combat Republican Voter Suppression Efforts. truthout.org As part of their push to combat Republican voter suppression efforts sweeping the country, Democrats introduced bicameral legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing Republicans from allowing local election officials to be removed or appointed through partisan efforts. | In states like

Thom Hartmann (2021-06-22). How Far Will the GOP Go To Steal the 2022 Election? zcomm.org The Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121. Americans who care about the fate and future of our republic damn well better get active now…

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-06-22). Republican filibuster is only the beginning of epic voting rights battle. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—It is no surprise that despite a spate of endorsements and a rally of backers Tuesday on Capitol Hill, the Senate sponsor of the For The People Act expects it'll hit a Republican rock in a Senate vote to bring it up for debate. Democratic President Joe Biden calls the For The People Act (S1/HR1) …

John Bachtell (2021-06-22). Progressives unleash state-level legislation tsunami to combat Republican assault on democracy. peoplesworld.org In the face of a vicious Republican-orchestrated assault on democratic rights and working-class economic gains, states dominated by Democratic governors and legislatures representing broad multi-racial governing coalitions are pulling in the opposite direction—going all out to expand rights. And in some GOP-dominated states, voters are taking matters into their own hands to bypass the obstruction …

Jerry Goldberg, Kris Hamel (2021-06-22). Detroit voters to decide on people's charter: Calls for banks to pay reparations to city. liberationnews.org After more than 200 community meetings with all sectors of Detroit's population, the Revised Charter being submitted to voters for approval is a remarkably progressive guide for governance of the city.

OtherWords (2021-06-22). Jim Crow was Never Dead, but the Black Church can Lead the Way in Banishing Voter Suppression. juancole.com By Rev. Susan K. Smith and Rev. Levon C. Manzie | ( Otherwords.org) — We suspected it for years, and now we know it: Jim Crow was never dead. You might even say he was too mean to die. We know this because in too many places, the forces of racism are raging as laws …

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-22). Wednesday 6/23: Protest March on Manchin and McConnell: End Filibuster & Voter Suppression Now! indybay.org Join online via livestream: www.3rdreconstruction.org/

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-22). Republicans Delay Senate Panel Vote to Repeal Iraq AUMFs. news.antiwar.com The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Five Republican senators asked for hearings with top US officials on the AUMFs before voting on the bill. It's not clear now when the vote could be held, but it will at least…

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-22). Campaigners call for EU action against Hungary's latest anti-LGBTQI+ law. thecanary.co Campaigners are calling for the EU to The Fidesz ruling party and far-right Jobbik party voted the law through

Prof. Stephen Kimber (2021-06-22). Why this Year's UN Vote on Cuba Embargo Is More Urgent than Ever. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

_____ (2021-06-22). Biden must stop pipelines to deliver on climate change and environmental justice. popularresistance.org Four years of President Donald Trump have cost America dearly. We lost our global leadership on addressing climate change and saw the struggle for environmental justice thwarted here at home. President Joe Biden has defined both of these objectives as cornerstones of his legacy, but a huge interstate methane gas pipeline now being rammed through the Appalachian Mountains threatens to undermine the progress his administration has promised.

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-22). Time to Stop Modernizing America's Nukes and to Start Negotiating Peace. counterpunch.org The Biden administration, in its proposed military budget, is calling for a restart of something the US arms industry has not produced in any significant quantity since 1992: nuclear "pits" — the spherical plutonium-based core of implosion bombs like that dropped on Nagasaki. In his record-breaking $753-billion National Security Budget, $715 billion of which is

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-22). The trial for Berta Caceres's murder will test Biden's Central America policy. nationofchange.org The Biden administration says it wants to counter the corruption that's driving displacement. Does that apply to U.S. allies in Honduras?>

Morgan Harper, Zephyr Teachout (2021-06-22). Appointing Lina Khan May Be the Best Thing Joe Biden Has Done. thenation.com Appointing Lina Khan May Be the Best Thing Joe Biden Has Done…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-22). Biden's New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics. thenation.com Biden's New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-22). Details of Biden's Post-Withdrawal Afghanistan Plans Still Unclear. news.antiwar.com While the Pentagon says the Afghanistan withdrawal is over 50 percent complete, details The US plans to keep supporting the Afghan military financially. Biden

Labor Video Project (2021-06-22). 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…

John Feffer (2021-06-22). Building the World Back Better. counterpunch.org The Senate recently demonstrated that the only adhesive capable of uniting the two parties is a good, old-fashioned enemy. Although the Democrats and Republicans continue to bicker over the Biden administration's infrastructure legislation, they achieved rare accord in passing a major technology bill that directs investment into key sectors of the economy. Why the sudden

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). Iran's New President Endorses Nuclear Talks, Won't Meet Biden. news.antiwar.com Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has held his Raisi said his goal is to ease international sanctions, and he endorsed the JCPOA nuclear deal. He said his assessment is that the US should immediately return and fulfill its obligations to th…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). Iran's New President Endorses Nuclear Talks, Won't Meet Biden. news.antiwar.com Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has made his Raisi said his goal is to ease international sanctions, and he endorsed the JCPOA nuclear deal. He said his assessment is that the US should immediately return and fulfill its obligations to the deal.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-22). Joseph Biden paladino dei diritti umani. globalresearch.ca Il Summit Usa-Russia, il 16 giugno a Ginevra, è stato definito dal presidente Biden ´buono, positivo ª e dal presidente Putin ´abbastanza costruttivo ª. Dovremmo quindi sentirci un po' rassicurati in una situazione in cui l'Europa è in prima linea in quello …

Staff (2021-06-22). Supreme Court Ruled Against Enslaved Children Even as US Celebrated Juneteenth. truthout.org On the very same day last week that President Biden signed legislation declaring Juneteenth a national holiday, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court effectively declared in While self-congratulatory celebrations proliferated in the wake of the new…

WSWS (2021-06-22). Canadian government promotes Wuhan Lab conspiracy theory as anti-China campaign gathers pace. wsws.org Canada joined with its G7 allies at their annual summit, held earlier this month in the UK, in "comparing notes" on the discredited lab leak theory, which got its start from far-right circles around the fascist ideologue Steve Bannon and former US President Donald Trump.

Staff (2021-06-22). Trump Wanted Justice Department to Stop TV Hosts, "SNL" From Making Fun of Him. truthout.org During his tenure as president, Donald Trump reportedly sought advice from his aides on how to use his executive powers to stop late-night comedy shows and hosts, including "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), Jimmy Kimmel and others, from making jokes at his expense, Trump's displeasure and frustrations over entertainers making fun of him are no secre…

Betty Smith (2021-06-22). 'Dispatch Hitler to Hell': 80 years since the Nazi invasion of the USSR. peoplesworld.org On June 22, 1941—80 years ago—the Nazi juggernaut, having already waged a "blitzkrieg" (lightning war) across Europe and occupied ten countries, smashed into the Soviet Union with what Hitler considered overwhelming forces. Hitler announced that Moscow would fall in four or six weeks. By autumn, he boasted, the Nazi war machine would be on its …

Staff (2021-06-22). 30 June, Cluj-Napoca (Romania): Film Screening — Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Friday, 30 June 7: 45 pm Strada RƒÉzboieni 60 400260 Cluj-Napoca, România Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/183670633741312 [EN] Fedayin, Georges Abdallah's Fight reconstitutes the journey of a tireless Arab warrior for Palestine. From the camps for Palestinian refugees where he developed his political conscience, to the international mobilization for his release, we will discover the man who became one of the oldest political prisoners in Europe. More than just a story of Abdallah's life, the documentary reconstructs the complicated history of the struggle for the liberation of Palestine, a ba…

_____ (2021-06-22). Outrage at ProPublica Tax Leaks Underscores Their Importance. popularresistance.org The attack on both the leak itself and ProPublica's willingness to publish the information is chilling, especially when one considers the fate of leakers targeted by the United States government. Edward Snowden is still living in Russia because of his disclosure of National Security Agency surveillance to the Guardian. As Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman recently said, the "US State Department [is] still pushing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain, where he's been locked up for over two years." The leaker or leakers will be very lucky if they avoid a a visit from federal agents, if not much…

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-06-22). Planet Earth is Heating Up Faster. counterpunch.org A new scientific paper just accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) shows that, on the basis of both computations and experimental measurements, the net rate at which Planet Earth is absorbing solar energy has increased between years 2005 and 2019. Planet Earth is heating up — global warming — at a faster

WSWS (2021-06-22). Eighty years since the Nazi war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. wsws.org Eighty years ago, on June 22, 1941, the German military invaded the Soviet Union. They combined the barbarism of the Middle Ages with the most modern technology of the 20th century.

Newsclick (2021-06-22). How did FBI recover ransomware in the Colonial Pipeline hacking. peoplesdispatch.org In this case, the FBI was able to recover the majority of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid in the form of bitcoin to cyberwarfare group DarkSide.

Latino USA (2021-06-22). How I Made It: Fluxus Foto (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com The collective was formed in 2016 by Johis Alarcón, an award-winning photographer known for documenting movements for social equality and reproductive rights throughout the Americas.

Arvind Dilawar (2021-06-22). Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid. thenation.com Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid…

Jennifer C. Berkshire (2021-06-22). Culture War in the K-12 Classroom. thenation.com Culture War in the K-12 Classroom…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-22). Israeli Military Chief Warns US Against Reviving Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Avi Kohavi met with top US military officials in Washington on Sunday and Monday The IDF released a statement on what Kohavi conveyed to the US. "The chief of staff presented the failures of the current nuclear deal, which allow Iran to make significant advances in the coming years in the quantity and quality of centrifuges and in the amount and qual…

UFCLP (2021-06-22). Thursday 6/24: Victory To UAW Striking Volvo Workers in Virginia-Protest At BlackRock Hedge fund In SF. indybay.org BlackRock Union Busters | 400 Howard St. San Francisco…

WSWS (2021-06-22). No-No Boy's 1975: Julian Saporiti's ambitious effort. wsws.org The band name is taken from John Okada's 1957 novel No-No Boy, set during and after the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Juan Cole (2021-06-22). Iran's Raisi: Supports renewed Nuclear Deal, Seeks Lifting of US Sanctions, and Restored Saudi Diplomatic Relations. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In his first press conference on Monday, newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi expressed support for the negotiations in Vienna toward restoring the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United Nations, as long as, he said, they achieve benefits for the Iranian nation and do not drag on forever. He …

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). ISIS Ambush Kills 12 Syrian Soldiers, Captures Four Others. news.antiwar.com ISIS forces continue to carry out actions from the deserts of central Syria. In Monday that came out of Homs Province, where they ambushed Syrian troops, Syria has been trying to root ISIS out of the desert areas in Homs, and forces later swept the desert near the ambush trying to find them. They claim to have inflicted more than 80 casualties among the militants. | At their peak, ISIS controlled a caliphate that spanned much of Syria and parts of neighborin…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). Afghan Commandos Routed After Promised Reinforcements Never Showed Up. news.antiwar.com Last week, The commandos hadn't realized that they were on their own, and it was noted at the time they sent vehicles to pick up reinforcements. They were meant to have 50 troops as backup, and even more reinforcements in the area. They were sent to take a district from the Taliban. | Clearl…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). Russia Blocks US Patrol in NE Syria Over Past Deals. news.antiwar.com Over the weekend, The US and Russia both have troops in reasonably close proximity in Syria, and the US tends to hype confrontations heavily. To try to reduce the number of issues, they've made several deals to coordinate their patrols and avoid running into one another. | That works well, as far as it goes, but in this case t…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-22). ISIS Ambush Kills 12 Syrian Soldiers, Captures Four Others. news.antiwar.com ISIS forces continue to carry out actions from the deserts of central Syria. In Monday they ambushed Syrian troops in Homs Province, Syria has been trying to root ISIS out of the desert areas in Homs, and forces later swept the desert near the ambush trying to find them. They claim to have inflicted more than 80 casualties among the militants. | At their peak, ISIS controlled a caliphate that spanned much of Syria and parts of neighboring Iraq. At this point…

WSWS (2021-06-22). WHO warns that Delta variant of coronavirus will "pick off" the unvaccinated. wsws.org The warning applies particularly to the poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are virtually without vaccines, but also to the unvaccinated in the richer countries.

Staff (2021-06-22). From Black Lung to BlackRock: Striking Alabama Coal Miners Protest Wall St. Financiers of Warrior Met. democracynow.org More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama. The miners walked off the job on April 1 after their union, the United Mine Workers of America, called the first strike to hit the state's coal mining industry in four decades. Workers are fighting for improvements to wages and benefits after they agreed to drastic cutbacks in 2016, when Warrior Met Coal took control of the mines after the previous company went bankrupt. Today a group of striking mine workers traveled from Alabama to Wall Street to protest the investment firms bac…

Eric Sommer (2021-06-22). US Digital War Against China: A Means to Preserve World Domination? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

news.un (2021-06-22). 'Invisible' stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 jabs, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially "invisible to the authorities".

news.un (2021-06-22). Famine knocking at the door of 41 million worldwide, WFP warns. news.un.org Famine is already present in four countries but millions more people are at risk, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday, underscoring the need for urgent funding and humanitarian access to reach those in need.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Ukraine And UK To Build Warships, Establish Naval Bases Together. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ukraine and Great Britain have agreed on the joint construction of warships and bases for the domestic Navy, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine announced. | On June 21 in Odesa aboard the HMS DEFENDER missile destroyer of the Royal Navy, Defence Procurement Minister of Great Britain Jeremy Quin and Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk signed "a memorandum on maritime partnership projects between the UK industry consor…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Military Situation In Syria On June 22, 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 22, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim, Barah and Kansafra villages | On June 21, Russian military police and Turkish Army conducted a joint patrol in the vicinity of the city of Ain al-Arab | On June 21, the SD…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Military Situation In Yemen On June 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 109 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Haradh area | On June 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Boqa area | On June 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 24 airstrikes on th…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 …

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-22). The Republican Party has Turned Fascist and is the Most Dangerous Threat in the World. zcomm.org What explains the descent of the Republican Party into fascism? Racial division explains much. The division of American culture along the same geographical lines as the civil war explains more…

Paul Benedikt Glatz (2021-06-22). New Evidence Reveals That Senator John McCain and Other High-Ranking Vietnam War POWs May Have Lied to the American Public About Being Tortured. covertactionmagazine.com Collusion by the White House, the Pentagon, and the mainstream media resulted in disparagement, denial, and suppression of eyewitness testimony confirming that most POWs were actually well-treated by their North Vietnamese captors (in contrast to the brutal torture and death often meted out to North Vietnamese POWs by U.S. forces). When numerous U.S. POWs began …

Staff (2021-06-22). Georges Abdallah's statement for week of action salutes Palestinian resistance, urges solidarity. samidoun.net Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese Communist revolutionary and struggler for Palestine who has been imprisoned in France since 1984, delivered the following statement for the International Week of Action for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah, marked at demonstrations and events around the world between 12 and 19 June. Georges Abdallah is now the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. His story is chronicled in the new film, Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah, screened in cities across France, Switzerland, Italy and Tunisia as part of the Week of Action. Fedayin is available in French, English, Arabic, Spa…

Staff (2021-06-22). 25 June, Tarbes: Film screening and discussion — "Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah" samidoun.net Friday, 25 June 6: 30 pm Maison de quartier de Laubadere Boulevard Saint Exupery 65000 Tarbes, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/830458404345466/ Screening of "Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah," followed by a discussion with the Vacarme(s) Films team and the Collectif 65 pour la liberation de Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. FEDAYIN, THE STRUGGLE OF GEORGES ABDALLAH A documentary by Vacarme(s) Films France / Palestine / Lebanon ‚Ä¢ 2020 ‚Ä¢ 1h21m For more than 35 years, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah has been locked behind bars. This documentary retraces the journey of th…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-22). Caracas Welcomes Delegates from 120 Countries at Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World. orinocotribune.com This Monday, Caracas welcomed the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World (CBPM), the international chapter of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples inaugurated earlier this year in Venezuela as a political platform for diverse groups to meet, cooperate and generate dialogue. | The CBPM launch took place in the Manzanares room of the Meliá Caracas Hotel and was attended by dozens of delegates from 123 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and our America. It marked the beginning of three consecutive days of deliberations in groups divided by thematic areas. The delegations will share and discuss proposa…

Staff (2021-06-22). Tareck El Aissami to Bloomberg: #Venezuela to Quadruple #Oil Production by End of Year—#Gas Lines Will End by July. orinocotribune.com Speaking to the "Production can go up to 600,000 barrels per day if everything goes well and sanctions are not increased," he said. "Even getting to that would be implausible in the medium term; production capacity has been…

Editor2 (2021-06-22). US Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com By Cole Stangler — Jun 18 2021 | Critics say the sanctions undermine U.S. ambitions to vaccinate the world, while new polling shows a clear majority favors a policy change. | IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of Cuban Covid-19 shots are in early trial phases. | Last month, Cuban authorities opted to begin early distribution of…

WSWS (2021-06-22). Portland, Oregon, cops resign from rapid response squad after fellow officer charged with assaulting journalist. wsws.org Last week, all 50 members of the "Rapid Response Team" of the Portland Police Bureau resigned in protest after a grand jury charged a team member for assault during the mass protests against police brutality last year.

Joshua Hanks (2021-06-22). Workers' power on display as Chinese astronauts arrive at Tiangong space station. workers.org China's new Tiangong space station received its first three astronauts June 17, marking a major milestone in the country's rapid scientific and technological development. Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, known as "taikonauts," successfully docked their Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with the Tianhe-1 core module, which had been placed into orbit . . . |

Editor (2021-06-22). Salute on the Communist Party of China's 100th Anniversary. workers.org Workers World Party, founded in 1959, is a Marxist-Leninist party in the U.S. From its beginning, Workers World has been a staunch supporter of the 1949 Chinese Revolution, with great appreciation for the guiding role of the Communist Party of China in that revolution. As a revolutionary working-class party in . . . |

_____ (2021-06-22). China, allies seek probe into indigenous children's remains in Canada. popularresistance.org "We call for a thorough and impartial investigation into all cases where crimes were committed against the indigenous people, especially children, so as to bring those responsible to justice, and offer full remedy to victims," Jiang Duan, a senior official at China's mission to the U.N. in Geneva, told the Human Rights Council.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Ousting of National Party leader highlights political instability in Australia. wsws.org Driving the Coalition infighting are deep conflicts, bound up with growing popular political disaffection, soaring social inequality and the escalating US offensive against China.

WSWS (2021-06-22). 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.

Global Research News (2021-06-22). Selected Articles: Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca By The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial inte…

Staff (2021-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2021. democracynow.org South African President Blasts Big Pharma for Refusing to Share COVID-19 Vaccine Technology, Cuba Says Abdala Vaccine Shows 92% Efficacy Against COVID-19, Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia; Colombia Death Toll Passes 100,000, White House Falls Behind Goal of Donating 80 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Deaths Soared by 32% in U.S. Nursing Homes, Where 4 in 10 Had COVID-19 in 2020, Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights Protections, Belarus Hit with New Sanctions as U.N. Rights Chief Decries Torture and Other Abuses, Zapatistas Arrive in Spain, Marking 500 Years Since Cortés's Conquest of Mexico,…

Staff (2021-06-22). California Rent Forgiveness Shows It's Possible to Shift Our National Priorities. truthout.org Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have found themselves out of work, clinging to credit cards or a savings account, making use of the local food bank, and worrying about making the rent each month as the cash dried up. | The relief packages passed by Congress were a lifeline for many, from the checks to the extended unemployment benefits and, perhaps most importantly, the eviction protections for those who simply couldn't make rent because there was no work. T…

WSWS (2021-06-22). Educators in California, Oregon and Washington stand with victimized London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Our committees call for the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan and are particularly sensitive to his plight as school bus drivers throughout the US and globally have lost their lives to COVID-19 at an alarming rate.

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Hospital-at-Home Rivals Inpatient Care for Some Older Adults. jamanetwork.com So-called hospital-at-home (HAH) programs accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease older patients' risks. In a recent UK multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, older adults who received hospital-level care at home coupled with a comprehensive geriatric assessment had similar outcomes as patients who received inpatient care.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). NIH Addresses COVID-19 Disparities. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded $29 million in new grants to address COVID-19 disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

Maeve Higgins (2021-06-22). Maeve in America: Hobbling Away to Hide. progressive.org Through COVID-19, one thing I've missed is spending time alone in public. I'd forgotten about the slight but constant vigilance required just to navigate my way through the world.

Ryan L. (2021-06-22). Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, an internist, conflicted about returning to life before the COVID-19 pandemic, worries about her vulnerability to an infection she cannot fight even after vaccination.

DLI (2021-06-22). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

RT News (2021-06-22). Video: Another Day, Another Dollar. Pfizer Defends Price for Its COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 …

Staff (2021-06-22). Rand Paul Sows Confusion by Wrongly Implying COVID Survivors Don't Need Vaccine. truthout.org Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a The social media communication represented his latest salvo in the ongoing debate over whether natural immunit…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-06-22). Video: What's the Latest on Variants and COVID Vaccine Safety? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-22). COVID outbreak in Sydney as Australia hit by vaccine supply shortage. wsws.org The outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant occurs after most restrictions have been lifted and amid the ongoing shambles of Australia's quarantine and vaccination programs.

Newsclick (2021-06-22). Could Novavax's COVID vaccine address some challenges in the current vaccination process? peoplesdispatch.org In the latest episode of 'COVID Watch', Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss Covavax, the protein subunit-based vaccine manufactured by the US manufacturer Novavax. They talk about how it could address some of the challenges that the currently available vaccines are facing, such as cold storage, difficulty in scaling up production, etc. They also discuss how having multiple vaccines is better than using a single one across the globe.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Vaccination in Residential Facilities. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a rule requiring that long-term care facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities educate residents, clients, and staff about COVID-19 vaccines and offer them the shots.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Funding for Rural COVID-19 Care. jamanetwork.com The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it would spend nearly $1 billion to improve the COVID-19 response and increase the uptake of vaccines in rural areas.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. 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 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 Vaccines Near the Finish Line. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch "In name of Cuba, congratulations," said Miguel Díaz-Canel to the researchers of CIGB that worked to create Abdala, the anti-COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Granma The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three…

news.un (2021-06-22). Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for 'health-promoting' schools. news.un.org With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 …

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-22). Employees suffering with long Covid are being discriminated against at work. thecanary.co The TUC is calling for the government to recognise long Covid as a disability to prevent suffering employees being discriminated against at work. | The union's NICE defines

Rajan Menon (2021-06-22). Wealthy Countries Have Left the Rest of the World Behind. thenation.com Wealthy Countries Have Left the Rest of the World Behind…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines near the finish line. peoplesdispatch.org The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses…

Dr. John Cunnington (2021-06-22). Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-06-22). Indigenous and environmental victory ‚àí Keystone XL pipeline 'dead in the water'. workers.org In an immense victory for Indigenous water protectors and land defenders on this continent, TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, revealed its investors have quit the Keystone XL pipeline. Work has completely halted — the KXL tar-sands pipeline is "dead in the water." Indigenous members of the Cowboy Indian Alliance . . . |

_____ (2021-06-22). Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide. popularresistance.org The Chicago chapter held its first public action in 2019 to demand access to drinking water on the job. Members quickly made connections with workers in other facilities to organize around issues ranging from health and safety to the lack of paid time off. Over the next two years, workers at DCH1 organized petition campaigns, built community through social events, marched on the boss, and struck.

Charmaine Chua, Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Spencer Louis Potiker (2021-06-22). Amazon's Investments in Israel Reveal Complicity in Settlements and Military Operations. thenation.com Charmaine Chua, Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Spencer Louis Potiker Amazon's Investments in Israel Reveal Complicity in Settlements and Military Operations…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-22). 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army were reported in the Baghlan-e Jadid district in Baghlan province | On June 22, Taliban reportedly captured Aliabad district in Kunduz province | On June 22, Taliban reportedly captured Nahrain district in Baghlan province | On June 22, Taliban reportedly captured Chahar Dare district in Kunduz province | 234 Taliban militants were killed and 103 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Logar, Nanga…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Turkey, Iran And Afghanistan Foreign Ministers Discuss Taliban Issue. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan was held in Antalya, Turkey on June 20th."Started last day of Antalya Diplomacy Forum with a trilateral meeting with Javad Zarif and Haneef Atmar," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted. | Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar described the meeting as "first & very successful." In a tweet, he termed it a "crucial mechanism" to coordinate combined efforts for peace, security, counter-terrorism, and…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-06-22). The Left isn't Failing, it's Being Sabotaged: Notes from the Edge of the Narrative Matrix. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Jun 20, 2021 | In later years we're going to learn about some of the covert operations which US intelligence agencies and their proxies were using to smash the rise of socialism in America today and a lot of people are going to feel silly for all their remarks blaming the state of the left on leftists. I see so much talk about the left's fragmentation and political ineffectiveness like it's the result of some kind of character flaw in leftists themselves, when it is clearly the result of generations of high-intensity mass-scale psyops which with 100 percent certainty continue to this d…

_____ (2021-06-22). Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress. popularresistance.org After publication of the Pentagon Papers was shut down, Dan Ellsberg leaked the top secret history to Sen. Mike Gravel. This is how Gravel got the Papers, what he did with them and what happened next.

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-22). Change in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Ezra Echo (2021-06-22). Buffalo: Second annual People's Pride. workers.org Buffalo On June 12th the Buffalo branch of Workers World Party hosted its second annual People's Pride event. Much of the focus this year was around shutting down many of the anti-trans bills flooding the legislature as we speak, but also the call to keep cops and Zionist colonizers out . . . |

Ed Rampell (2021-06-22). 'An Octoroon': Intellectual rollercoaster ride of a play about race in America. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—In that "the show must go on" spirit, live theater is returning to Los Angeles stages. On what used to be its adjoining parking lot, the Fountain Theatre has built an impressive Outdoor Stage, an open-air, socially-distanced 99-seater. So, to reverse Joni Mitchell's admonishment in "Big Yellow Taxi," "They paved a parking lot, And …

Kristian Berhost (2021-06-22). Hundreds turn out Juneteenth to stop desecration of Maryland cemetery. peoplesworld.org BETHESDA, Md.—Residents here used the occasion of Juneteenth celebrations, for the first time an official national holiday, to step up an ongoing struggle to stop the desecration of an African cemetery. The Moses Cemetery is a place where freed Africans are buried, part of a tightly-knit Black enclave formed in the wake of the abolition …

Grant Miner (2021-06-22). Justice demanded for Queens, NY man killed by plainclothes cops. liberationnews.org A speak-out was held outside New York Attorney General Letitia James's office on June 18 to support the family of Matthew Felix, a 19-year-old Queens resident shot and killed by Nassau County Police. The event was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and attended by community supporters and family members of other …

Liberation Staff-Olympic Peninsula (2021-06-22). Juneteenth protest in Sequim, Washington rebukes racist restaurant. liberationnews.org In a victory for working class unity against racism and all forms of bigotry, as many as 150 people turned out on June 19, Junteenth, in Sequim, Washington, a rural town with a population of 7,000, to call for a boycott of local restaurant Blondie's Plate.

Editorial Team (2021-06-22). A number of theoretical and practical issues on Socialism and the path to Socialism in Viet Nam. challenge-magazine.org Professor Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, addresses the history and contemporary experience of building Socialism in Viet Nam and the lessons which can be applied globally. | Professor Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam | Socialism and the path to socialism in Viet Nam is a truly fundamental theoretical and practical topic of great importance. It covers a broad array of diverse and complex issues under various approaches, and requires both painstaking and serious investigation, and a deep and scientific stocktaki…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). UN criticized for leaving out Israel and Saudi coalition from list of violators of children's rights. peoplesdispatch.org Despite having verified cases of child right violations, Israel, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and several parties in Afghanistan were not included in this years' UN report on Children and Armed Conflict…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-22). SDF Besieged Al-Busairah In Syria's Deir Ezzor, Arrested Dozens Of Civilians. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | On June 22, SDF militants have launched a surprise security operation at dawn today, during which they targeted the city of Al-Busairah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, with the aerial support of the U.S.-led International Coalition's helicopters. | Local sources from the town stated that SDF gunmen had imposed a security cordon around the city, preventing entry and exit. Militants announced a curfew in the town until a further notice, posting their barriers on th…

Maggie Doherty (2021-06-22). Janet Malcolm's Provocations. thenation.com Her writing cut through propriety and pretentiousness and revealed us for who we are: desiring creatures, complicated and simple at once.

Maggie Doherty (2021-06-22). Janet Malcolm's Provocations. thenation.com Her writing cut through propriety and pretentiousness and revealed us for who we are: desiring creatures, complicated and simple at once.

Shabbir Manjee (2021-06-22). "Free Assange!" Chicago protesters demand release of whistleblower at British Consulate. liberationnews.org The protest was one stop of a nation-wide call to action organized by Assange Defense.

Staff (2021-06-22). Western States Face Record Heat & Historic Drought, But GOP Rejects Green Infrastructure Funding. democracynow.org As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over an infrastructure bill that Democrats say needs to include major new funding to address the climate crisis, much of the U.S. is experiencing record heat, with many western states seeing record temperatures, drought and water shortages. "The climate crisis is here now," says climate and energy researcher Leah Stokes, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "The climate crisis is really happening right now, and every single year we delay on passing a climate bill, the worse the crisis gets."

Anonymous103 (2021-06-22). SDF Killed 3 SNA's Militants In Response To Intense Turkish Shelling In Syria's Manbij. southfront.org Illustrative image | According to the Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) Manbij Military Council, early in the morning on June 22, Turkish forces and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) fired rockets at the positions of the Kurdish forces in the northwestern part of the Manbij district. | Turkish artillery struck Rafiyah and Hawshariyah areas; clashes were reported on the fronts of Tukhar al-Saghir, Muhsanli, Arab Hassan, Hamran, and Yalishli. 3 SDF fighters were reportedly wounded in Rafiyah.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Ukraine Prepared For Joint Space Program With Turkey. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ukraine can carry out many joint projects with Turkey in the field of space as in the defense industry, the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine said. | In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Volodymyr Taftay evaluated Ukraine's space program and the possibilities of cooperation between Ankara and Kiev in the field of space. | Kiev is quite open to cooperation, and together with Ankara they could reach success in space. | He also said they would like to visit the Turkish Sp…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky targeted DPR positions in Lozovoe with 82-mm artillery, killing three and seriously injuring 1 member of the DPR militia | 2. DPR in Donetsk city targeted UAF positions in Pesky with grenade launchers | 3. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Krasnogorovka with 120-mm artillery | 4. DPR forces in Spartak targeted UAF positions in Avdiivka with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Kominternovo shelled UAF positions in Gnutove with…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-22). Houthis Claim Downing Another US-Made ScanEagle Drone. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 21st, Yemen's Houthis claimed to have shot down a US spy drone in the central Marib province, the second in two days. | The drone, operated by the Saudi-led military coalition, was downed while flying above the central province of Ma'rib. | The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that Yemeni air defense forces had used a domestically-developed surface-to-air missile to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicle that was o…

Staff (2021-06-22). GOP Rejects Green Infrastructure Funding in Face of Historic Drought and Heat. truthout.org As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over an infrastructure bill that Democrats say needs to include major new funding to address the climate crisis, much of the U.S. is experiencing record heat, with many western states seeing record temperatures, drought and water shortages. "The climate crisis is here now," says climate and energy researcher Leah Stokes, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "The climate crisis is really happe…

Staff (2021-06-22). 20 Attorneys General Urge Postal Commission to Reject DeJoy's Plan to Slow Mail. truthout.org Attorneys general from 20 states have sent a document to…

Staff (2021-06-22). Sunrise Movement's 400-Mile Climate March Ends With Arrests at Ted Cruz's House. truthout.org After six weeks of Eight demonstrators with the movement's "Generation on Fire" campaign were arrested on th…

Betsey Piette (2021-06-22). 'A fighter from beginning to the end'. workers.org Consuewella Africa, 67, a beloved sister in the MOVE Organization, passed away June 16 following hospitalization for breathing problems due to stress. Her family cites the probable cause as revelations surfaced in April that the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia still held the remains of her daughter . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-22). Colombia's Uribismo Forms Urban Paramilitary Cells (Cali's Ciudad Jardin Massacre). libya360.wordpress.com On June 16, the Colombian investigative journalism group Cuestion Publica published the report "When the Police Are Allied with Armed Men in Civilian Clothes" which consists of the reconstruction—from videos, audios and chat messages—of an incident to the south of Cali, Colombia, which reveals how the police and civilians formed an armed self-defense group. Data,…

Staff (2021-06-22). Colombia's Uribismo Forms Urban Paramilitary Cells (Cali's Ciudad Jardin Massacre). orinocotribune.com On June 16, the Colombian investigative journalism group Cuestion Publica published the report Data, facts and authors | ‚Ä¢ On May 28, a group of civilians and police officers fired at unarmed citizens…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-22). The Conviction and Sentencing of Witness K. counterpunch.org After tormenting the man for years, it became clear that the Australian authorities were willing to, for want of a better word, compromise. The more accurate word would be compromising. Instead of banishing former spy turned bean spiller Witness K to a cell and throwing away the key, there was preference for a softer, more

Ralph Nader (2021-06-22). It's the Iron Collar of the Corporate State Until the People Collar the Congress. counterpunch.org Back in the mid-nineteen-fifties, the prolific, progressive political economist, Harvard's John Kenneth Galbraith, developed his "theory of countervailing powers." He asserted as big business got bigger, its overreach would be constrained by strong labor unions, regulators, and antitrust enforcement. Inside the realm of large companies, big retail chains could check the power of large manufacturers.

Ralph Nader (2021-06-22). It's the Iron Collar of the Corporate State Until the People Collar the Congress. zcomm.org It's your Congress, People. Reclaim it from the corporatists…

_____ (2021-06-22). It is time to end illegal pushbacks and abolish Frontex. popularresistance.org The European Union's border regime has been rapidly expanding in the past years, especially since the so-called "refugee crisis" of 2015, which put migration at the top of the European political agenda. It seems that there has not been much opposition against this expansion, which ranges from border militarization and the beefing up of the budget and mandate of EU border agency Frontex, to the extensive use of biometric databases, surveillance technologies and the increasing cooperation with non-EU-countries to stop migrants on their way to Europe.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-22). 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…

Julia Conley (2021-06-22). Schumer backs Sanders' proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care in Medicare. nationofchange.org "With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it's no big deal," said the Democratic leader. "But it is a big deal and we should fix it."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). US workers left in limbo as States decide to prematurely cut unemployment aid. peoplesdispatch.org 12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected…

Peter Byrne (2021-06-22). Congressperson's Town Hall Disrupted by Angry Anti-Vaxxers. counterpunch.org In early June, Rep. Jared Huffman invited 100 constituents to register online to attend his first in-person town hall since the pandemic struck. Attendees were told to wear face masks and bring proof of vaccination to enter the San Rafael Community Center on Tuesday evening. Chairs were spaced six feet apart. "Large signs" and "banners"

_____ (2021-06-22). Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion. popularresistance.org Rather than address the onslaught of police violence against Black people or catastrophic environmental degradation, Republican state politicians continue to attack the people rising up against those systemic injustices. As many as 225 anti-protest bills have been introduced in 45 states since 2016 according to the International Center for Non-Profit Law U.S. Protest Law Tracker. More than 100 have been introduced since Black liberation demonstrators took to the streets in June 2020. Thirty-four such bills have been enacted since 2016.

_____ (2021-06-22). Community Control of Public Safety: Building a Transitional Program for Power. popularresistance.org That Community Control Over Police campaigns (CCOP) are essentially neocolonialism is a rather wild claim that avowed abolitionist activists, like Dubian Ade applies to the articulation of CCOP by advocate Max Rameau, an organizer in Pan-African Community Action (PACA) to which this author also belongs. Understandably Ade avoids the rabbit hole of condemning the Black Panther Party as neocolonialist, the progenitors of CCOP.

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-06-22). The Missing and the Dead in El Salvador. counterpunch.org In El Salvador, reports of dead bodies abandoned on side of the road or in poorly traveled areas are commonplace. The country remains on the list of violent countries in Central America. In May alone, the number of homicides reached 484 deaths. Meanwhile, the government refuses to treat the issue of disappearances as a problem and its officials prefer to say that the country is a "cool" place to visit.

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-22). The Law of Enlightenment. counterpunch.org Enlightenment effect: disorder Notes Humans need two things to see: eyes and light. "They kindled a fire to illuminate what was around them but suddenly lost their eyes." Al-baqarah. The 18th-century enlightenment launched reason, scientific method, colonialism, African slave trade. By contrast, Buddhists seek enlightenment through rituals, meditation, and nonattachment. The rulers built a shining

WSWS (2021-06-22). Republican-led states enact fascistic laws that ban the teaching of "divisive concepts" wsws.org While large sections of the media have falsely presented these bills as centered solely on the banning of critical race theory, they, in fact, represent a sweeping attack on democratic rights, historical truth and public education.

WSWS (2021-06-22). OSHA will not investigate death of independent contractor in Iowa farm tank dive. wsws.org As an independent contractor, Bob Baenziger Jr. was not subject to OSHA inspection regulations, nor was the farm where he had been working subject to OSHA regulations at the time of his death.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Gilbert Poole Jr. exonerated after 32 years in Michigan prison. wsws.org Poole's conviction was vacated after years of work by the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project to throw out unscientific "bite mark analysis" and to bring to light DNA evidence proving he did not kill Robert Mejia in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1988.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Australian Volvo workers back US strikers and call for unified stand. wsws.org One Volvo worker in Brisbane said: "Definitely, we have to support them. What's happening there is going to affect us, sooner or later. If it comes to it, we should have action by all the Volvo workers worldwide."

WSWS (2021-06-22). Berlin: Food delivery workers strike to defend sacked colleague. wsws.org On 9 June, about a hundred workers employed by the Berlin food delivery service known as Gorillas took spontaneous strike action to defend a fellow worker who had been summarily sacked.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Tropical Storm Claudette claims 13 lives in Alabama. wsws.org Heavy rains from the storm triggered a multi-vehicle wreck in Butler County, Alabama which killed nine children and one adult.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Bus drivers in Berlin support striking Volvo workers. wsws.org The strike of the Volvo Trucks workers in Virginia is winning increasing international support.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Jacobin magazine promotes fraudulent "democratic unionism" wsws.org When the DSA claims that "democratic unions get the goods," what it really means is that the unions get the goods for the trade union officialdom, which includes high-ranking members of the DSA itself.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Staff at the National Education Association are decrying strikebreaking by the largest US teachers union while workers in Uruguay staged a protest against the right-wing government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Strike of 2,900 Virginia workers leads to shift reductions at Maryland Mack-Volvo plant. wsws.org Volvo Group representatives have been forced to publicly admit that the strike at the New River Valley facility has created significant shortages in its other operations.

WSWS (2021-06-22). UK educators expose spread of Delta virus, denounce unions for lack of opposition. wsws.org One teacher said of the National Education Union that she felt, "Disgusted and let down. They rolled over, played along with the government and took our fees anyway."

WSWS (2021-06-22). Why did the USW's total assets increase as tens of thousands of steelworkers lost their jobs? wsws.org The number of steelworkers in the US has fallen by 65 percent since 1979 yet the assets of the United Steelworkers have simultaneously soared, having risen six-fold since 2000 to surpass $1.5 billion.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Nervous tremor on Wall Street. wsws.org The overall sentiment in the market, as is the case in all speculative bubbles until they burst, is that the "good times" will persist, as the Fed continues to pump out more money, enabling the continuation of the historically unprecedented enrichment of the financial oligarchy.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Adults Lag Behind Children in Reduced Head Injuries From Biking. jamanetwork.com Child and adolescent emergency department (ED) visits for biking-related traumatic brain injuries dropped by almost 50% between 2009 and 2018, a CDC study reported. Despite the decline, a much smaller 5.5% reduction among adults points to a need for improved safety measures.

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Metzger GA, et al. (2021-06-22). Initial Treatment With Antibiotics vs Surgery and Treatment Success and Disability in Children With Appendicitis. jamanetwork.com This study investigates differences in 1-year outcomes by clinical and socioeconomic factors among US children with uncomplicated appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics vs surgery.

The Associated Press (2021-06-22). International Criticism of Nicaragua Crackdown Grows. latinorebels.com MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International criticism of Nicaragua's government grew on Tuesday after another night of arrests in Managua. Fifty-nine countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council signed onto a statement expressing concern over arbitrary arrests and the restriction of fundamental rights.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Israeli settlers, security forces invade Sheikh Jarrah, leave several Palestinians injured. peoplesdispatch.org At least 20 people suffered injuries after the Israeli security forces targeted unarmed Palestinian residents with skunk water, pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber-coated metal bullets…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-22). Video: NATO's Operation Barbarossa live-fire commemoration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Fires Shock 21 June 21, 2021 A culmination video featuring 41st Field Artillery Brigade, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery Regiment, and 1st Battalion 77th Field Artillery Regiment and more and their participation in the series of exercises called Fires Shock which was conducted across five countries and two continents from May …

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-06-22). The Navajo and Hopi are Abandoning Coal, but need help with Clean-Up and Transition to Renewables. juancole.com By Alyssa Marksz | — ( Cronkite News) — WASHINGTON — Navajo and Hopi witnesses agreed the region needs to move away from its economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remained elusive after a House hearing Tuesday. The tribal representatives joined witnesses from across coal country at a House …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-22). Barbarossa nostalgia: U.S., NATO train for rapid mobility of troops, armor in northeast Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Barbarossa nostalgia: U.S., NATO train for rapid mobility of troops, armor in northeast EuropeRick Rozoff U.S. troops and armored vehicles and the Polish navy participated in a military exercise whose name rather suggests a substandard perfume or an "adult entertainment" actress who never made the grade: Amber Desire. The exercise was led by Headquarters Multinational …

Tom Conway (2021-06-22). Restoring the manufacturing base in the U.S. is the key to our prosperity. nationofchange.org "Build new supply chains. Buy American."

Liao JM, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Navathe AS. (2021-06-22). A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes payment reforms to incentivize health equity, including setting of national goals, equity audits of payment models independent of quality and cost, and creation of a payment equity learning and action network to guide the work of achieving payment equity goals.

Draxler, Kateta, Chassagne, Mukeredzi (2021-06-22). What to do with piles of plastic waste? nationofchange.org Other countries get creative.

Ramirez AH, Gebo KA, Harris PA. (2021-06-22). Progress With the All of Us Research Program: Opening Access for Researchers. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint summarizes enrollment to date in the All of Us Research Program, a cohort study launched in 2018 designed to enroll ‚â•1 million participants, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, to diversify the human genome database and the infrastructure it is building to broadly share its data assets to improve and accelerate biomedical research.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-22). Turkey, Azerbaijan practice liberating more occupied territories. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Note the NATO flag among those of Turkey and Azerbaijan at the beginning.

Kristen Lee (2021-06-22). D.C. Statehood is Constitutional. Robert Kennedy Never Said Otherwise. aclu.org The movement for D.C. statehood has gained remarkable momentum in recent years. A bill to admit the district as the 51st state passed the House with unanimous Democratic support in April, and a hearing before the Senate is slated for June 22. As the hearing approaches, opponents of statehood are reaching back into history to bolster their agenda — but their interpretation may be misguided. | The movement's adversaries have misleadingly cited a

Baumgart P, Garrick T. (2021-06-22). Assessment of Depressive Symptoms in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update proposes an algorithm to determine the cause of depression in people with chronic and severe medical illness and summarizes screening, diagnosis, and management recommendations.

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Ready-to-Use Glucagon Analogue Quickly Reverses Hypoglycemia. jamanetwork.com A ready-to-use dasiglucagon injection rapidly reversed severe hypoglycemia among adults with type 1 diabetes who participated in a recent phase 3 trial. The next-generation glucagon analogue offers an advantage to glucagon, which requires reconstitution before injection, often resulting in delayed or inaccurate treatment.

Bronson R. (2021-06-22). His Service Dog. jamanetwork.com "It's Ralph," the triage nurse said, a tremor in her voice. Everyone in the ED knew Ralph and Alex, a toy poodle, his service dog.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-22). History repeats itself: how united Europe treated Belarus 80 years and how it treats it today. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com History repeats itself: how united Europe treated Belarus 80 years and how it treats it todayRick Rozoff On the 80th anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union by three million soldiers from Germany and its European allies, an official of that part of the invaded nation which suffered the worst casualties and the worst …

Frankel WC, Nguyen TC. (2021-06-22). Patient Information: Artificial Heart Valves. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the techniques used to replace damaged heart valves with mechanical or tissue-based artificial valves.

Andy Kroll (2021-06-22). When You Lift from the Bottom, Everyone Rises. tomdispatch.com West Virginia, a state first established in defiance of slavery, has recently become ground zero in the fight for voting rights. In an early June op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin vowed to maintain the Senate filibuster, while opposing the For the People Act, a bill to expand voting rights. Last week, after mounting pressure and a leaked Zoom recording with billionaire donors, he showed potential willingness to move on the filibuster and proposed a "compromise" on voting rights. Nonetheless, his claim that the filibuster had been critical to protecting the "rights of Democrats i…

Ines Santos (2021-06-22). On the Podcast: Defending Speech We Hate. aclu.org The ACLU's role in defending freedom of speech has been hotly contested by some critics recently — but these conversations are far from new. Throughout its history, the organization has had to balance its dedication to advancing civil rights for marginalized people and

jamanetwork (2021-06-22). Les épidémies et l'histoire. jamanetwork.com Les épidémies et l'histoire. Par Albert Colnat. Collection "Hippocrate." Directeur: Professeur Laignel-Lavastine. Paper. Price, 30 francs. Pp. 191, with 56 illustrations. Paris: Éditions Hippocrate, 1937.

Latino Rebels (2021-06-22). LULAC Calls Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game a 'Premeditated Assault on Latinos'. latinorebels.com "What kind of people and community would allow this type of hateful behavior?" LULAC national president Domingo Garcia said in a statement.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Botulism Guidelines Aim to Help Prepare Clinicians for Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com CDC officials have issued the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines to help physicians, hospitals, and public health agencies respond in the event of a large-scale botulism outbreak.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 …

Andrea Arroyo (2021-06-22). All Pride, No Prejudice. thenation.com All Pride, No Prejudice…

The Editors (2021-06-22). 'The Nation' Needs Your Support During Our June Fundraising Drive. thenation.com 'The Nation' Needs Your Support During Our June Fundraising Drive…

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-22). Attack of the Critical Race Theory. thenation.com Attack of the Critical Race Theory…

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Vagus Nerve Stimulation Restores Arm Function Years After Stroke. jamanetwork.com Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) combined with rehabilitation improved function for patients with long-term moderate to severe arm impairment after an ischemic stroke, a trial in The Lancet reported.

Robert Norse (2021-06-22). Saying No to the "Punish the No-Permit Protesters" Law. indybay.org Keith McHenry's Food Not Bombs facebook page has a one sentence descriptive protest against the permits-for-protest law. Its 2nd reading is coming up as item #40 at City Council on the June 22nd afternoon agenda. Likely around mid or late afternoon. I also include Keith's quoting of some sections of the law, and my earlier commentary on the law from 2013.

NOW (2021-06-22). Wednesday 6/30: National Organization of Women 55th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

anonymous (2021-06-22). 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.

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-22). 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…

repost (2021-06-22). Carol Spooner supported Summer Reese Against Firing By The Cabal Pushing The Corpo Bylaws. indybay.org Carol Spooner who is supporting corporate bylaws to centralize Pacifica previously had opposed the fired of former ED Summer Reese by the same people who are pushing the top down bylaw proposal. Another flip-flop?>

Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz (2021-06-22). 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)…

Headlands Center for the Arts (2021-06-22). Wednesday 7/28: What is the water saying? indybay.org Headlands Center for the Arts | 944 Fort Barry | Sausalito, CA 94965…

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

Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo, Joyce Yu (2021-06-22). 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…

Robert Norse (2021-06-22). Real Struggle to Support Survival Camps While Council Gentrification Juggernaut Grinds On. indybay.org Community focus must shift from the prefabricated public-excluded City Council meetings to direct action and legal support to defend the many survival encampments (Meyersvilles) that have sprunt up around Santa Cruz as emergency housing.

AutumnSun (2021-06-22). 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.

Reclaimed Room (2021-06-22). Friday 7/9: Jeanette. indybay.org Reclaimed Room at Building REsources | 701 Amador Street | San Francisco, CA 94124…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-22). 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…

Thomas Meyer (2021-06-22). 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).

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-06-22). 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)…

Lynda carson (2021-06-22). PG&E power outages affect Juneteenth celebrations in Alameda County. indybay.org PG&E Power Outages Affect New Federal Holiday Juneteenth Celebrations:…

ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County (2021-06-22). 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…

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-06-22). Forest Service Protections Sought for Wolves in Idaho, Montana Wildernesses. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-22). Turkey to Upgrade Ukraine's Navy, Prepare It for NATO. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-06-22). Uncensored History: Who Were the Khazars? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-22). Offener Brief an die Kanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Frau Dr. Angela Merkel, in wessen Auftrag handeln Sie? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at Als …

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-22). Big Pharma White Coats: The Psychology of Unquestioningly Obeying Depraved Authority. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Hassan Diab Support Committee (2021-06-22). Dr. Hassan Diab to Trial prolongs a 13-year Miscarriage of Justice. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Karsten Riise (2021-06-22). India's Options Beyond the "Quad Alliance" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-22). Open Letter to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel, on Whose Behalf Are You Acting? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at Translated from German by …

Rachel Evans (2021-06-22). Sydney joins global call to lift US blockade on Cuba. greenleft.org.au Activists joined a global week of action urging the United States to lift its blockade on Cuba, reports Rachel Evans.

Kathy Fairfax (2021-06-22). Protests force coal enthusiast to step down as Newcastle University chancellor. greenleft.org.au Students and staff opposing Mark Vaile's appointment as chancellor of the University of Newcastle are celebrating his decision to withdraw on June 21. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Paul Oboohov (2021-06-22). Time for a home for the Murugappan family. greenleft.org.au A former Department of Immigration deputy secretary told a rally for the Murugappan family that good immigration policy can and should be compassionate. Paul Oboohov reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 …

Thomas Klikauer (2021-06-22). Notes From the Precariat. zcomm.org Less than ten years ago, a new word entered the world of work. By now, it has risen to stratospheric popularity with 400,000 Google hits, articles, books, lecturers and educational videos: the precariat…

Richard Falk (2021-06-22). Culture as Combat: Palestinian Voices. zcomm.org These Palestinian cultural events should be seen as embarking on a series of new beginnings…

The Associated Press (2021-06-22). Mexico President to Investigate Border Shooting of Innocents. latinorebels.com CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president vowed to investigate the border shootings that left 19 dead over the weekend, even as the latest homicide figures showed a rebound in killings nationwide.

Tom H. Hastings (2021-06-22). Juneteenth for white folk. nationofchange.org Is Juneteenth the national holiday going to fix the disparate outcomes for black people in education, health, income, wealth, home ownership, death by police, imprisonment, unemployment, and other inequities?>

Arturo Domínguez (2021-06-22). OPINION: What the 'In The Heights' Colorism Discussion Is Really Exposing. latinorebels.com The backlash against those talking about colorism in Hollywood is sucking the air out of the room where real discussions are taking place…

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…

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…

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

Francisco Dominguez (2021-06-21). Pedro Castillo — A Teacher Elected to Dismantle Neoliberalism in Peru? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

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…

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.

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…

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…

_____ (2021-06-21). Pedro Castillo's Victory Raises Hopes Beyond Peru. popularresistance.org 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, particularly in middle class districts. The election also pitted two candidates with very dissimilar backgrounds against each other: Fujimori, a former first lady…

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…

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…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-21). Moscow Still Expects US to Try to 'Contain' Russia Despite Biden-Putin Summit. news.antiwar.com Responding to new threats of US sanctions, the Kremlin "The [Russian] president's words about the constructive mood during the summit do not indicate that we have moved away from a sober assessment of our bilateral relations with the United States," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. | "Pragmatism and sobriety are most imp…

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…

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…

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). 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…

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…

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). No polls in war-hit Tigray as Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the parliamentary elections in Ethiopia against the backdrop of the crisis in the Tigray region, the ongoing violence against Palestinians protesting illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank, the cuts to additional federal unemployment benefits announced by several state governments in the US, and the indefinite strike launched by community health or ASHA workers in India to demand fair compensation and safe working conditions.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-21). New Yorkers to Vote in Unprecedented Mayoral Election. latinorebels.com New Yorkers vote Tuesday in primary elections for mayor and other city offices. Eight Democrats face an election where insecurity, gun violence and economic recovery appear to be the issues of most interest.

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 …

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/

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.

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.

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…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-21). US Envoy Offers to Meet North Korea 'Anytime, Anywhere' for Talks. news.antiwar.com The US special envoy for North Korea said Monday that he hopes leaders in Pyongyang would be willing to meet for talks "anytime, anywhere." The comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was prepared for "dialogue or confrontation" with the Biden administration. "We continue to hope that the DPRK will respond positively …

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…

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…

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-21). Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela? orinocotribune.com By Maria Paez Victor — Jun 18, 2021 | According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 75% of vaccines distributed since Feb. 2021 went to the 10 richest countries of the world. At the G7 sorority meeting last week the leaders pledged to "share" up to 2 billion doses of their "surplus" vaccines. The WHO has declared it is not enough since 11 billion doses are needed. Biden promises only half a million dos…

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

_____ (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…

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.

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,"

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). Open letter calls on Biden administration to exert pressure on Israel, protect Palestinians' human rights. peoplesdispatch.org The letter emphasizes that the Biden "administration must apply concerted diplomatic pressure to help end the ever-expanding discrimination and systemic oppression and ensure accountability for Israeli authorities that violate Palestinian rights"

Moderator (2021-06-21). Liberal Media Propaganda Tells the World: America Is First. scheerpost.com CNN screenshot) By Jeff Cohen If you get your foreign policy news today from CNN or MSNBC or NPR or similar outlets, then you're bombarded hour after hour with the idea that the United States has the absolute right to impose sanctions on country after country overseas if they violate human rights or are not democratic. To give just one example: On Sunday, CNN anchor Dana Bash grilled Biden… |

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…

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…

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.

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 …

Staff (2021-06-21). German officials seek to escalate attack on Palestinian rights, targeting growing movement. samidoun.net One month ago, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Germany, demanding justice, freedom and liberation for Palestine, from the river to the sea. From Berlin to Frankfurt, from Hannover to Dàºsseldorf, Palestinians, Arabs and German and international comrades marched in massive, continuing demonstrations rejecting Israeli war crimes and colonialism throughout Palestine. These marches and actions continued to progress despite attempts to ban demonstrations, police brutality and attacks on protesters, and repeated defamation and racist attacks against the organizers and participants…

_____ (2021-06-21). United Nations Climate Talks Slowed. popularresistance.org The international goal to limit global warming seemed far away this week, as the most recent round of United Nations climate negotiations ended with concerns about a lack of progress on key issues like climate financing for developing countries and a global framework for a carbon market, seen as a key tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. | The dearth of results will make it even harder to reach the target of preventing the average global temperature from rising much more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), with time slipping away, said Saleemul Huq, director of the International Center for Clim…

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 …

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 …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-21). Saudi-Led Coalition, Yemen's Houthis Working on Peace Deal. news.antiwar.com According to The report cited two sources close to the talks and one Houthi official. The sources said Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi made a commitment to an Omani delegation that visited Sanaa this month to enter ceasefire talks with the Saudi-led coalition immediately after the blockade on Yemen's sea and a…

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…

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 …

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

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.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-21). Tomgram: Rajan Menon, Vaccine Nationalism. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The other day, for the first time in a year and a quarter, I walked into a movie theater. It was admittedly for a special screening (to see a film my daughter had been involved in making). The …

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.

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

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). 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.

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…

_____ (2021-06-21). Humanity Is Sloppily, Awkwardly Lumbering Toward Consciousness. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | It is. This is not a popular thing to say in the more cynical and pessimistic corners of the internet, but it's true. | I'm not referring to anything "out there" or "spiritual" when I make this assertion. I'm talking about a mundane reality that is easily verifiable by casual observation, if you just look past all the headlines and narrative chatter to see the big picture as a whole. | Humans are becoming more and more aware of what's going on, both in our world and in ourselves, as our ability to network and share information with each other becomes greater and greater. Because of the ubiq…

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

_____ (2021-06-21). The Communard Union, Chávez's Ideas In Action. popularresistance.org Since 2019, several Venezuelan organizations that were weathering the storm of the crisis began to meet and sound each other out. In doing so, they were motivated by the need to survive in the face of the crisis, but they were also concerned with the [capitalist] restoration that was being imposed by some sectors of the government. Thus began a process of building a shared platform around a common program of struggle. | The Communard Union initiative took shape when these organizations were reflecting on the commune as a strategic project. The final proposal came out of a meeting held at the Che Guevara Commune i…

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…

Editor2 (2021-06-21). Cuba and Venezuela Boost Strategic Economic Relations. orinocotribune.com Havana, June 17 (ACN) Cuban deputy prime minister Ricardo Cabrisas, who is on an official visit to Venezuela, has met with several government ministers as part of the Inter-governmental Commission with the Joint Cooperation Integral Agreement. | One of the meetings included the revision of the Havana-Caracas agenda to develop strategies aimed at guaranteeing energy services, according to Venezolana de Television TV channel. |

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…

Paul Dobson (2021-06-21). Venezuela Blasts 'US-Scripted' International Migration Donor Conference as 'Media Farce'. venezuelanalysis.com The US $1.5 billion in pledges coincided with the release of the UN's 2020 Global Report on displaced persons with updated data on Venezuelan migration.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-21). U.S. Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against Covid-19. libya360.wordpress.com Cole StanglerIn Cuba, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of…

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

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

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.

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…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-21). Video: Covid-19 "Pack of Lies": Crimes against Humanity. Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial …

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…

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.

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…

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 …

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."

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…

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… |

_____ (2021-06-21). Creating A Safe Haven for Black Trans Youth In Baltimore. popularresistance.org In late May, a crowd descended on Central Baltimore's 6,000 square foot Ynot Lot for a day of free food and entertainment. Local artists like the contagiously candid Lor Choc, the sharp-rapping Fmb Foreign, and decorated Baltimore Club DJ Scottie B took the lot's stage. Onlookers danced in their respective circles, many holding cloudy, ice cold bottles of water to contend with the sweltering sun. Others occupied shady spots to permanently plop down in. | Just outside the Ynot were mobile stations providing confidential STI/HIV testing, as well as COVID-19 vaccines from pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer.

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 …

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

Moderator (2021-06-21). Doctors Without Borders Calls on BioNTech to Share Vaccine Tech With World. scheerpost.com By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders on Monday urged BioNTech—one of the makers of a Covid-19 vaccine—to share its vaccine technology with the world to lessen the stark inequality in dose access and save lives. The demand from the group, also known Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), came on the eve of BioNTech's virtual shareholder meeting and amid concerns… |

Staff (2021-06-21). 'Bolsonaro Out!': Massive protests in Brazil as COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000. therealnews.com Chanting and holding signs featuring slogans like "Bolsonaro Out," "500,000 Deaths, It's His Fault," and "Vaccines Now," protesters in Brazil are calling for the resignation or impeachment of the far-right president.

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…

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

Brasil de Fato (2021-06-21). Mobilizations against Bolsonaro gain strength and mobilize around 750 thousand people. peoplesdispatch.org Actions for "Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro" were organized in at least 400 cities across Brazil and saw the participation of 750 thousand people…

_____ (2021-06-21). Vaccine Billionaires Show Why Medicine Can't Be Left To The Market. popularresistance.org Monopoly medicine has allowed for the normalisation of a neoliberal approach in an arena it should never have penetrated: global health. As a result of pandemic profits, a wave of new billionaires has emerged — in stark contrast with the destitution faced elsewhere, and with the disturbing persisting inequality to access which is quickly becoming a vaccine apartheid. | Since the beginning of the pandemic, nine new people have become billionaires off vaccine fortunes, with a combined net wealth of $19.3 billion ( £13.6 billion). According to the People's Vaccine Alliance, between them, their net worth…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-21). Protests against Bolsonaro Gain Strength and Mobilize around 750 Thousand People. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch "Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro" protest in Porto Alegre (RS). Photo: Jorge Leà£o Actions for "Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro" were organized in at least 400 cities across Brazil and saw the participation of 750 thousand people The conclusion…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

Liberation Staff (2021-06-21). Meet Cathy Rojas, the socialist running for mayor of New York City. liberationnews.org On June 18, the Party for Socialism and Liberation announced that Cathy Rojas was running for mayor of New York to fight for a city for all — not the rich. Rojas is a high school history teacher, organizer, Queens native, the daughter of two Colombian immigrants, a New York public schools graduate, and socialist. …

Sameena Rahman (2021-06-21). "Freedom Riders" demand release of political prisoner Leonard Peltier. liberationnews.org This year marks 45 years since the illegal and cruel incarceration of Leonard Peltier, a political prisoner and world-renowned fighter for Native liberation. To honor Leonard's fight for freedom and his support for the struggle to save the environment, a group of supporters referring to themselves as Freedom Riders set out on a horseback journey …

Staff (2021-06-21). What do workers really lose when they're injured on the job? therealnews.com While we have come a long way in the past century, workers today still face many dangers in the workplace; they also face a legal system that is not designed to account for all that one loses when they're injured on the job.

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 F…

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…

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…

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 …

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

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…

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 …

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…

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 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

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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 …

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.

Editorial Team (2021-06-21). World Federation of Democratic Youth: imperialism is responsible for more than 80 million refugees globally. challenge-magazine.org The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) issued a statement yesterday marking World Refugee Day 2021. | The YCL is Britain's affiliate to WFDY, one of over 180 progressive and anti-imperialist youth organisations from more than 100 countries that are members. WFDY organises campaigns as well as solidarity brigades in support of peace, self-determination for all people and social and economic progress. | "This year we face World Refugee Day with the shocking fact that the threshold of 80 million refugees and forced migrants (82.4 million) has been overcome in 2021. | 70% are in countries that restrict th…

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.

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…

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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). Hundreds of thousands hit the streets against Bolsonaro in Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org The triggering point for the protest was 500,000 deaths due to the pandemic in Brazil. Brazil has been reeling under the pandemic especially since the beginning of 2021 recording around 300,000 deaths and 10 million cases.

_____ (2021-06-21). CIA Stories: The CIA Is Born. popularresistance.org Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine.

_____ (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.

_____ (2021-06-21). Switzerland Adopts Draconian Police Law. popularresistance.org The new anti-terror law adopted by Switzerland last weekend is one of the harshest police laws in all of Europe. Its adoption in a referendum highlights the urgency of building a genuine workers' party in Switzerland that defends as a matter of principle the democratic rights of working people. | The "Federal Law on Police Measures to Combat Terrorism" (PMT) blatantly disregards the principles of the so-called "democratic rule of law." For example, it flouts the civil-democratic separation of powers because it allows the federal police to intervene against so-called "dangerous persons" even without sufficient evi…

_____ (2021-06-21). Dead Bees, Sick Residents From Pesticide Pollution In Nebraska. popularresistance.org "I have been coughing since 2018. It does not go away," says Jody Weible over the phone from her home in Mead, Nebraska. "It's like a never-ending sinus infection. I've been to a specialist . . . and he definitely thinks it's environmental." Weible believes her health issues—and those of many others nearby—are linked to an ethanol plant that is less than a mile from her home. The plant, owned by AltEn, is currently the site of an evolving environmental disaster. | While most ethanol is produced using corn, AltEn has been using corn seed that is coated in systemic pesticides since at least 2018. The fe…

_____ (2021-06-21). Boycott Juneteenth 2022. popularresistance.org I believe the reason there's more disdain than pride is because it feels like we're honoring a crime — a day commemorating the end of a 2 Ω year hostage negotiation where the captors were not punished yet instead compensated for the inconvenience of slavery ending. | Our collective cases of injustice and reparations have been made with overwhelming evidence. Unfortunately, our moral victories aren't moving the needle enough to ensure that our lives matter. It might be time to reject these trophies of courage and resilience while perpetrators of violence against us get slapped with feathers. No more ce…

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…

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.

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.

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

Juan Guahán (2021-06-21). El gobierno argentino baila al compás de las próximas elecciones. globalizacion.ca Para el gobierno argentino, sin formalidades pero con fuerza, ya ha comenzado la campaña electoral. Dentro de lo posible, se habían planificado cuidadosamente los plazos y, con la aparición pública de la vicepresidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner y el gobernador…

Jorge Alemán (2021-06-21). La derecha argentina vive en los 70 del siglo XX. globalizacion.ca Con respecto a la ultraderechización de la derecha argentina ya no hay mucho que decir. Continúa el giro transgresor, deshinibido y furioso de las ultraderechas actuales. No tiene ningún pudor, ni verguenza en atacar todo lo que es digno desde…

Juliano Medeiros (2021-06-21). Brasil — El momento del giro. globalizacion.ca Para el presidente nacional del PSOL, Juliano Medeiros, la enorme movilización del 29 de mayo introdujo finalmente un elemento que estaba ausente en la confrontación con Bolsonaro: la gente en la calle. Las manifestaciones de hoy serán decisivas y pueden…

Iván Restrepo (2021-06-21). México — Cuando despertaron, el sargazo estaba allí. globalizacion.ca No es nuevo el grave problema que se vive en la franja costera de Quintana Roo. Saben de él las autoridades y el sector empresarial desde principios de 2015, cuando comenzaron a llegar miles y miles de toneladas de sargazo,…

Pedro Núñez Mosquera (2021-06-21). El Caribe: Integrante imprescindible de nuestra América. globalizacion.ca Presentado en el Seminario sobre El Caribe organizado por la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, el Senado de la República y el Instituto Matías Romero. 10 de junio del 2021. | "El Caribe está entre los lugares de la Tierra…

Emir Sader (2021-06-21). øPor qué Brasil se divide entre Lula y Bolsonaro? globalizacion.ca En este artículo el autor sostiene que la polarización política entre Bolsonaro y Lula y el fracaso de las terceras vías alternativas esconde la oposición entre dos modelos irreconciliables: el neoliberalismo autoritario de Bolsonaro frente a la recuperación de la…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-06-21). Argentina — Preguntas sobre cómo construir poder. globalizacion.ca De a poco pero con intensidad, como quien no quiere la cosa porque queda feo en un escenario pandémico, van instalándose los ejes de la campaña electoral. Y para variar, hay alguien que rompe lo previsible. | El cuadro básico, en…

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins (2021-06-21). Gaslighting on a Global Scale. thenation.com Gaslighting on a Global Scale…

Susan Antilla (2021-06-21). The Dangers of Working While Black on Wall Street. thenation.com The Dangers of Working While Black on Wall Street…

Gary Taxali (2021-06-21). GOP Stands for Guns Over People. thenation.com GOP Stands for Guns Over People…

Valerie Lucznikowska (2021-06-21). Our Family Members Died on 9/11. We Want to See Guantánamo Bay Closed. thenation.com Our Family Members Died on 9/11. We Want to See Guantánamo Bay Closed.

Ross Barkan (2021-06-21). Why NYC Progressives Should Fear an Eric Adams Mayoralty. thenation.com Why NYC Progressives Should Fear an Eric Adams Mayoralty…

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…

repost (2021-06-21). Carol Spooner supported Summer Reese Against Firing By The Cabal Pushing The Corpo Bylaws. indybay.org Carol Spooner who is supporting corporate bylaws to centralize Pacifica previously had opposed the fired of former ED Summer Reese by the same people who are pushing the top down bylaw proposal. Another flip-flop?>

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…

Robert Norse (2021-06-21). Real Struggle to Support Survival Camps While Council Gentrification Juggernaut Grinds On. indybay.org Community focus must shift from the prefabricated public-excluded City Council meetings to direct action and legal support to defend the many survival encampments (Meyersvilles) that have sprunt up around Santa Cruz as emergency housing.

Headlands Center for the Arts (2021-06-21). Wednesday 7/28: What is the water saying? indybay.org Headlands Center for the Arts | 944 Fort Barry | Sausalito, CA 94965…

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…

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…

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:…

DXE (2021-06-21). Saturday 6/26: Pigeon First Aid – June. indybay.org 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1513, United States…

DXE (2021-06-21). Saturday 6/26: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

Reclaimed Room (2021-06-21). Friday 7/9: Jeanette. indybay.org Reclaimed Room at Building REsources | 701 Amador Street | San Francisco, CA 94124…

Robert Norse (2021-06-21). Saying No to the "Punish the No-Permit Protesters" Law. indybay.org Keith McHenry's Food Not Bombs facebook page has a one sentence descriptive protest against the permits-for-protest law. Its 2nd reading is coming up as item #40 at City Council on the June 22nd afternoon agenda. Likely around mid or late afternoon. I also include Keith's quoting of some sections of the law, and my earlier commentary on the law from 2013.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-21). Thursday 7/8: Drawing and Screenprinting Classes with Printmaker Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-21). 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…

AutumnSun (2021-06-21). 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.

Thomas Meyer (2021-06-21). 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).

anonymous (2021-06-21). 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.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-21). 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…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-06-21). Video: Ex-Pfizer Vice President Speaks Out! Children 50 Times More Likely to Die from Spike Protein! globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Asa Winstanley (2021-06-21). Israel's incitement gets a free pass. zcomm.org Imagine that British police forces permitted a crowd of thousands to march through an area of London with a high Jewish population chanting "Death to the Jews" and other similar violently bigoted obscenities…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-21). Lead from leaded petrol persists in London air despite '90s ban. imperial.ac.uk Research from Imperial College London has found that lead from leaded petrol persists in London's air despite its ban in 1999.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-21). Broken heart syndrome markers could help identify those at risk. imperial.ac.uk Scientists have identified two key molecules which play a role in the development of Takotsubo syndrome, known as broken heart syndrome.

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

CGTN (2021-06-21). Video: WHO Awaits Review of Italian Study If Virus Could Have Been Circulating in September 2019. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

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

Sundance (2021-06-21). BlackRock in the White House. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Ryan Costello (2021-06-21). US Hawks Push Hardline Presidential Candidate in Iran. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Action News Jax (2021-06-21). "Experimental Explosion" by the US Navy: 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Measured Off Florida's East Coast. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

WSWS (2021-06-21). Sri Lankan workers support Volvo strikers in the US. wsws.org The determined strike action by Volvo truck workers is a powerful initiative, and one that is inspiring workers in Sri Lanka and internationally.

Renuga Inpakumar (2021-06-21). Sri Lanka is not safe for Tamils: Bring the Murugappan family home to Biloela. greenleft.org.au The Murugappan family must be sent back to Biloela where a job and a community is waiting for them, argues Renuga Inpakuma.

Renuga Inpakumar (2021-06-21). Sri Lanka is not safe for Tamils: Bring the Murugappan family home to Biloela. greenleft.org.au The Murugappan family has become a symbol for all refugees who have been treated as less than human because of Australian border and immigration policies, argues Renuga Inpakuma.

Mark Guyula (2021-06-21). Yolngu leader condemns 14 years of racist NT Intervention. greenleft.org.au Fourteen years after the racist Northern Territory Intervention began, NT Aboriginal elder Yingiya Mark Guyula says the fight against it needs to continue.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). 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 (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

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

Peter Knowlton (2021-06-21). Striking ATI Steelworkers Hold the Line for Premium-Free Health Insurance. zcomm.org "Their demands are meant to divide us, but instead they have united us, and our resolve is to see this to the end."

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.

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…

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). 3 Palestinians on hunger strike against illegal administrative detention in Israel. peoplesdispatch.org amal al-Taweel, Khader Adnan and Ghadanfar Abu Atwan are on hunger strike in various prisons. Around 500 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial under the illegal Israeli administrative detention policy…

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…

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 …

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-21). 3 Palestinians on hunger strike against illegal administrative detention in Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Jamal al-Taweel, Khader Adnan and Ghadanfar Abu Atwan are on hunger strike in various prisons. Around 500 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial under the illegal Israeli administrative detention policy…

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…

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

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,…

teleSUR (2021-06-20). Peru: Fujimori Keeps Trying To Steal Castillo's Victory. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the right-wing Popular Force (FP) presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori attended the street demonstration performed by her supporters after the National Board of Elections (JNE) dismissed over 943 of her annulment claims. | RELATED: | She called for "transparency and democracy" while asking the JNE not to delay ballot claims with administrative procedures. | Despite declaring she would accept the electi…

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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-20). Imperialists Desperate to Hold Control over Colombia, Fearing Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Many teeth have been gnashed by the reactionary media throughout this last month or so amid the lower class uprising within Colombia, and amid the victory of Pedro Castillo in Peru's presidential election. The imperialists may have succeeded at stopping an anti-IMF candidate from winning in Ecuador this year by manufacturing synthetic "leftist"…

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 …

_____ (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…

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.

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 …

_____ (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…

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…

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.

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…

_____ (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…

teleSUR (2021-06-20). 'Biden Lift the Blockade', Solidarity Groups With Cuba Demand. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, solidarity groups with Cuba worldwide demanded U.S. President Joe Biden lift the inhumane blockade hampering the Cuban economy. | RELATED: | The worldwide rally is part of the Cuban-American sponsored initiative "Bridges of Love," which aims to call attention to the need to change the U.S policy towards Cuba. | Hundreds of bike riders waving Cuban flags gathered in Holguin. Likewise, mobilizations of ships, ca…

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…

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,…

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

_____ (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…

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 …

_____ (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…

teleSUR (2021-06-20). 'Venezuela Suffers an Economic Massacre', President Maduro Says. telesurenglish.net Offering an interview to journalist Erik Schatzker from the Bloomberg Agency, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced that his country is suffering an economic massacre perpetrated by the U.S government, which violates Venezuelans' human rights. | RELATED: | "We faced four years of aggressions and cruel sanctions by the Trump administration that caused damage to the Venezuelan economy. Trump left an irrational policy ag…

_____ (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.

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…

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…

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…

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'

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

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…

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 …

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

_____ (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.

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. …

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),…

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),…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-20). The Pandemic Is Us (But Now Mostly Them). 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 United Kingdom, the European Union, and China. That's not surprising. The concentration of wealth and power globally has enabled rich countries to all but monopolize available vaccine doses. For the citizens of low-income and poor countries to have long-term pandemic security, especially the 46% of the world's population who…

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

_____ (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.

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 …

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 …

teleSUR (2021-06-20). Cuba: Soberana 02 Vaccine Shows 62 Percent of Effectiveness. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Cuba's Director of the Finlay Vaccines Institute (IFV) Vicente Verez announced that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate Soberana 02 reported 62 percent of effectiveness in a two-dose combination during its clinical trials. | RELATED: | Soberana 02 fulfills the 50 percent of effectiveness required by the World Health Organization (W.H.O) to become a vaccine. Therefore, the IFV will soon request to the Center for State Contro…

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). 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 (2021-06-20). 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 …

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). 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). 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…

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.

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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 …

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…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-06-20). Oakland evitaría la falta de vivienda y crearía buenos empleos. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif. — A medida que se acerca la fecha límite del 30 de junio para que el Concejo Municipal adopte un plan de gastos equilibrado de dos años a raíz de la pandemia, la presidenta del Concejo, Nikki Fortunato Bas, y tres colegas del Concejo están pidiendo un presupuesto que construya una caja fuerte …

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…

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. | ÿßÿ≥ÿ™ÿ¥ŸáÿßÿØ ÿߟÑÿ∑ŸÅŸ&N…

Editorial Team (2021-06-20). Poetry Corner: December 1936, Spain by Clive Branson. challenge-magazine.org December 1936, Spain by Clive Branson, 16 June 1939 | Clive Branson was born in 1907. He became a skilled painter and studied at the Slade School of Art. At the age of 23 he exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy. He joined the ILP around 1927 but moved to the Communist Party in 1932. | Clive was active in the fight against the British Union of Fascists in London and played a leading role in the local Aid to Spain campaign, so naturally he enthusiastically volunteered for the International Brigades.

_____ (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)…

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

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

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.

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

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…

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). 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…

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

_____ (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 …

teleSUR (2021-06-20). Colombians Reject Criminalization of Road Blockages. telesurenglish.net In Colombia, social sectors and political organizations rejected the approval of a decree criminalizing road blockades in the context of social protests. | RELATED: | Social activists claim that Decree 003/2021 limits the right to protest which are now subordinated to governmental criteria on "peaceful and legitimate" mobilizations. | They explained that road blockages would be considered as a non-peaceful protest so the use…

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)…

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 @

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.

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 …

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 …

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-19). Former Peruvian Military Elites Call for Coup Against Castillo's Victory. libya360.wordpress.com Mision Verdad The Peruvian Ministry of Defense considers apocryphal the letter signed by several ex-military men, including some who have already died (Photo: La Radio del Sur) 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)…

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Peru: President Sagasti Rejects Coup Call by Retired Officers. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Peru's Interim President Francisco Sagasti called it "unacceptable" that a group of retired military officers was trying to instigate a coup to dismiss the result of the June 6 presidential elections. | RELATED: | Sagasti's statements were supported by Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez and Defense Minister Nuria Esparch, who strongly rejected the attempt to undermine the Peruvian Constitution. | "A coup at this moment in the re…

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…

_____ (2021-06-19). 14-Day Global Campaign Demands Justice For Victims Of Bolivia Coup. popularresistance.org On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights violations and was met with widespread resistance from social movements in Bolivia. | This pressure ultimately led to new presidential elections in October 2020 which resulted in the defeat of the coup with Morales' party Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) winning a landslide victory in the first round. The MAS's Luis Arce assumed the presidency on 8 November 2020, almost exact…

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-19). The Heat: Biden-Putin Summit. america.cgtn.com What's ahead for the U.S.-Russia relationship after the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva? And controversy over a U.S. investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. The much anticipated meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin finally took place in Geneva this week. …

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

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

_____ (2021-06-19). NATO Proclamation At Annual Summit Threatens The Peace. popularresistance.org The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China. | So does a new stipulation—announced at the summit—that space attacks could trigger Article 5. Russia has already been accused of testing space-based anti-satellite weapons, which could be adopted as a justification now for war. | Article 5 says that the NATO alliance regards an attack on one of its members as an attack on all of them. That is supposed to come into play only in case of an armed attac…

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

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

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

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

_____ (2021-06-19). Climate Experts' Predictions Come True With US Heatwave. popularresistance.org As what the National Weather Service described as "dangerous and record-breaking heat" affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to reiterate warnings and calls for policy change as scientists are seeing their dire predictions come true. | "The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis," activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer tweeted Friday. "Action is urgently needed." | Steyer shared a Thursday New York Times repor…

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

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

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

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

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

WSWS repost (2021-06-19). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

Edward Curtin (2021-06-19). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. globalresearch.ca I know that vast numbers of people have been hypnotized by fear, threats, and bribes to accept the corporate mainstream media's version of COVID-19. I have concluded that many millions are moving in a trance state and do not know this. They have been induced into this state by a well-organized, very sophisticated propaganda campaign.

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

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

Jean-Marie Chauvier (2021-06-19). Nazi Germany Invaded the Soviet Union: 80 years since Operation Barbarossa… globalresearch.ca This article by Jean-Marie Chauvier was first published on June 22, 2016 On 22nd June, 2021 it will have been 80 years since the commencement of Operation Barbarossa, the Hitlerian invasion of the Soviet Union, the war of extermination, …

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

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-19). Germany Marks Barbarossa Anniversary by Deploying Warplanes to Russia's Borders. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia's northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th. Altogether over 40 military aircraft from NATO nations participated in Multinational Air Group Days, with…

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

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

Michael F. Brown (2021-06-19). Democrats giddy at rise of Bennett and Lapid. electronicintifada.net DMFI busy promoting new Israeli government.

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

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

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

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

Staff (2021-06-19). Venezuela's Arreaza Meets EU High Representative Josep Borrell. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 18, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, held a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union (EU) Josep Borrell, in order to review the relations with that organization as well as the ongoing dialogue within Venezuela. This was part of his visit to Turkey where he is attending the Antalya Diplomatic Forum. |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

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

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

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-19). Workers strike in Uruguay against hunger and inequality. peoplesdispatch.org Workers mobilized to demand a basic emergency income, increased investment in public sectors, greater employment opportunities, strengthening of the healthcare system, among other measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Global Research News (2021-06-19). Video: Bill Gates' Vaccine Experiment with Indian Tribal Girls in 2009. globalresearch.ca First published on …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberation Staff (2021-06-19). Honor the history of Juneteenth by continuing the fight for Black liberation! liberationnews.org Juneteenth has long been a day of celebration and remembrance of the centuries-long struggle of African Americans to win freedom from bondage, as well as the ongoing struggle today to end racism and win full liberation. Because of the historic uprising last summer and renewed wave of struggle for Black liberation, the government has now …

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

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

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

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

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

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-06-19). Mexican states of Baja California and Sinaloa legalize same-sex marriage. peoplesdispatch.org With the historic decision, Baja California and Sinaloa joined the list of 20 states that recognize marriage between people of the same sex with the approval of a reform in the local Congress…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-19). Wither Encryption: What Operation Trojan Shield Reveals. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | My, were they delighted. Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning the globe. It all involved a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led in conjunction with a number of law enforcement agencies in 16 countries, resulting in more than 800 arrests. The European Union police agency Europol

Staff (2021-06-19). Fighting Inequality in One of the Nation's Most Unequal States. truthout.org Since the start of the pandemic, Connecticut's fourteen billionaires have seized $12.6 billion in additional wealth — while hundreds of thousands of working people across the state, especially working people of color, are suffering. | As the converging crises over the last year and a half have underscored, Connecticut has become a microcosm of the extreme racial and economic disparities in the United States. It consistently ranks as the wealthiest state here in the world's wealthiest country. But it a…

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

Staff (2021-06-19). Few Cops Who Used Force on George Floyd Protesters Have Faced Discipline. truthout.org Last summer, ProPublica We had culled the videos from hundreds circulating on social media in the wake of the protests and highlighted the cases that seemed to clearly show officers using disproportionate force. We then reach…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staff (2021-06-19). Speakers at Carabobo International Forum Emphasize Visibility of All Sectors of Society that Participated in the Independence Movement. orinocotribune.com Speakers at the Carabobo Twenty-First Century International Forum: The Challenges of Independence, organized by Simón Bolívar Study Center, made a call to increase the visibility of those often-forgotten social sectors that fought and even gave their lives during the independence processes of Latin America. | This call was made by the Presidential Commission for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Independence, via the Simón Bolívar Study Center's social media accounts. | The Carabobo Twenty-First Century International Forum: The Challenges of Independence, held virtually due to the pandemic, was sponsor…

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

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

_____ (2021-06-19). The Kisan Farmers' Commune In India. popularresistance.org On 26 June 2021, tens of thousands of Indian farmers will gather in front of the government offices in India's twenty-eight states. They will come to commemorate the completion of seven months of their nation-wide protest against the extreme right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This gathering will be part of a long cycle of protests that started on 26 November 2020 as part of a day-long general strike of 250 million Indian workers and peasants. Since November, tens of thousands of farmers, or kisans, have surrounded India's capital, New Delhi, forming a Kisan [Farmers'] C…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Art Exchange (2021-06-19). Tuesday 7/6: Digital Music Production Classes with Music Producer Alfie Macias. indybay.org [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112…

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

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

Kevin Karp (2021-06-19). Western Powers Are Using Aid as a Cover to Keep a Terrorist-ruled Syrian Region Afloat…Just Because It's Anti-Assad. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

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

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-19). United States celebrates Juneteenth. peoplesdispatch.org June 19th or Juneteenth is celebrated across the United States commemorating the end of slavery. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement by General Gordon Granger in 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Today, many remind that while there is much to celebrate, there are many struggles to be fought to end white supremacy and for the full liberation of Black people.

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

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-19). Turkey, Pakistan plot to control Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, Pakistan plot to control AfghanistanRick Rozoff The three-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum started in southern Turkey on June 18. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, its participants include ten current and three former heads of state and government (presidents and prime ministers), 42 foreign ministers and over 50 representatives of international organizations. Topics of discussion …

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

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