Daily Archives: June 23, 2021

2021-06-23: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-23). How Biden helped hard-liner Raisi win Iran election. nationofchange.org President Biden's failure to quickly rejoin the nuclear agreement with Iran helped a hard-liner to win the presidential election and will leave us on a path toward war with Iran unless he promptly rejoins the JCPOA now.

Editorial Team (2021-06-23). Raisi wins Iranian election on low voter turnout. challenge-magazine.org The turnout in Friday's voting was low, coming in at around 50%, but Raisi won comfortably. The measly 2.4 million votes for Hemmati shows that most Iranians are losing interest in dancing for murderous Western regimes though and those who cast their ballot emphatically announced their desire for a different route.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-23). Iraq Shi'ite Militia's Bloc Seeks Political Dominance. news.antiwar.com Experts say that the Hashd al-Shaabi bloc, which is both a Shi'ite political group and aligned with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militias, is The group is closely aligned with factions inside Iran, and is loudly cheering the election of Ebrahim Raisi to that country's presidency last week, seeing the former judiciary chief as a likely supporter of regional Shi'ite alliances. | They see political gains as virtually inevitable, having int…

The Canary (2021-06-23). Sturgeon brands Gove's indyref2 comments 'sneering, arrogant condescension'. thecanary.co The "sneering, arrogant condescension" by Michael Gove in comments about another referendum are strengthening support for Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The UK Cabinet Office minister has said he "can't see" Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election, adding it is "reckless" to discuss the issue while the country is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. | Democracy: | But Scotland's First Minister said the argument that the nations of the United Kingdom are equals "completely disintegrates" if the UK Government refuses to allow another vote on ind…

John Nichols (2021-06-23). A Socialist Claims a Historic Victory in Buffalo. thenation.com A Socialist Claims a Historic Victory in Buffalo…

Staff (2021-06-23). Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in New York City Mayoral Race. truthout.org We look at the early results from New York's highly anticipated primary election Tuesday. In the heated mayoral race, Brooklyn borough president and former New York police officer Eric Adams is leading, but it will likely take several weeks to announce a winner with the new ranked-choice voting system. Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley is currently in second place, followed closely by former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has conceded after receiving less than 12% o…

Staff (2021-06-23). Socialist India Walton Pulls Off Historic Upset in Buffalo Mayoral Race. truthout.org Socialist mayoral candidate India Walton won Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday night in a historic upset over incumbent Democratic Mayor Byron Brown. Brown is a Walton is expected to triumph in the heavily Democratic town in the general election come November. If she wins, she will be the first socialist mayor of a large U.S. cit…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-23). Ethiopians Go to the Polls Even After the US Tells Them Not to. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country's first real, competitive election, writes Ann Garrison. "Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa." On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the…

Staff (2021-06-23). A Fight for Democracy: GOP Blocks Voting Bill as Democrats Renew Push to Reform Filibuster. democracynow.org As Senate Republicans use the filibuster to block debate on the most sweeping voting rights bill considered by Congress in decades, we look at what is in the bill and the next steps forward. Elizabeth Hira, an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice's Democracy Program, describes the For the People Act as "a massive democracy reform package" that seeks to address systemic flaws in U.S. elections. "This bill creates a wholesale opportunity for us to fix all of the things that have been wrong in our democracy." We also speak with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, who says Republica…

Staff (2021-06-23). Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race in City's First Election with Ranked-Choice Voting. democracynow.org We look at the early results from New York's highly anticipated primary election Tuesday. In the heated mayoral race, Brooklyn borough president and former New York police officer Eric Adams is leading, but it will likely take several weeks to announce a winner with the new ranked-choice voting system. Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley is currently in second place, followed closely by former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has conceded after receiving less than 12% of the tallied vote even after the media covered him as a front-runner. "My sense is that Adams will pr…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-22). Iran's New President Rules Out Ever Meeting With Biden, Calls Ballistic Missiles "Nonnegotiable" southfront.org Illustrative image | Originally appeared at

| In his first press conference since his landslide victory in Friday's national election, Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday said he's not willing to meet with President Biden at any point nor is he willing to negotiate on the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program. | But crucially he did endorse o…

_____ (2021-06-23). How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election. popularresistance.org It was common knowledge that a U.S. failure to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) before Iran's June presidential election would help conservative hard-liners to win the election. Indeed, on Saturday, June 19, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi was elected as the new President of Iran. | Raisi has a record of brutally cracking down on government opponents and his election is a severe blow to Iranians struggling for a more liberal, open society. He also has a history of anti-Western sentiment and says he would refuse to meet with President Biden. And while current President Rhouhani, considered a modera…

_____ (2021-06-23). US 'Seizes' Iranian And Other Regional News Sites. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, June 22, the US government "seized" several news websites, alleging their involvement in spreading "disinformation" and calling them a "threat to national security". The seized websites include Iranian state-owned Press TV and its Arabic version Al-Alam, the Houthi controlled Al-Masirah TV, and Palestine Today, among others. The move has created global outrage with activists calling it an attempt to censor the press and detrimental to the ongoing talks in Vienna. | Visitors of Press TV and the other Iranian and regional websites can now see a notice which mentions the "seizure". The notice cites certa…

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). U.S.seizes websites used by Iranian news outlets. ecns.cn The United States on Tuesday seized dozens of websites used by the Iranian news outlets for "violation of sanctions".

Staff (2021-06-23). Headlines for June 23, 2021. democracynow.org Republicans Block Major Voting Rights Bill as Democrats Vow to Continue Fight, Air Raid in Tigray Kills Dozens, Adding to Conflict-Fueled Devastation, Japan Restarts First Nuclear Reactor in Over 3 Years Amid Widespread Opposition, Rights Groups Sound Alarm as Nicaragua's Gov't Escalates Crackdown on Opposition, Shooting in Mexican Border Town Kills at Least 15 People in Crossfire, At Least 3 Arab Israeli Journalists Have Come Under Attack in Past Month, U.S. Gov't Seizes PressTV.com and Other Websites Linked to Iran, Hong Kong Newspaper Apple Daily Shuts Down Days After Police Raid Newsroom, Arrest Editors, Cata…

John Catalinotto (2021-06-23). Peru: Fujimori threatens pre-emptive coup. workers.org Thousands of poor Peruvians from the countryside and mountains have gone to Lima to demonstrate support for Pedro Castillo, the progressive candidate of the Perú Libre (Free Peru) party who won a narrow election victory for president. His opponent, rightist candidate Keiko Fujimori, has without evidence been claiming election fraud . . . |

Staff (2021-06-23). Foreign Affairs Minister Arreaza Discusses the Real Reasons Behind US Aggression Against Venezuela (+Russia). orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, on his official visit to the Russian Federation, gave a keynote speech at the Valdai International Discussion Club in Moscow on June 22. In his address, Minister Arreaza explained—from a historical and geopolitical perspective—the real reasons behind the imperial attempts to dominate Venezuela as well as the multipronged aggression led by the United States against the Bolivarian nation. | Arreaza pointed out that the unilateral coercive measures, misnamed sanctions, constitute a collective punishment inflicted on 30 million Venezuelans, for the sole r…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-06-23). Venezuela May Continue Challenging Illegal Blockade Imposed by the European Union. orinocotribune.com The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled this Tuesday that Venezuela is entitled to challenge the unilateral and restrictive measures imposed on it by the old continental supremacist bloc. | With the ruling, the highest European court annulled the judgment of the General Court in which an appeal filed by Venezuela was declared inadmissible. With the appeal, Venezuela had requested the annulment of the illegal sanctions, and argued that it was "affected by its provisions." | The case | In 2017, after the violent street riots know as guarimbas, led by the Venezuelan extreme right, the Council of the…

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-23). As Iran Elects New President, Experts Urge Biden to Rejoin Nuclear Deal, Lift Sanctions. zcomm.org "The Biden administration must remain resolute and seek a break from the disastrous conditions that helped contribute to this result."

Jeff Cohen (2021-06-23). Liberal Media Propaganda Tells the World: America is First. zcomm.org CNN or MSNBC or NPR or similar outlets bombard us with hour after hour with the idea that the U.S. has the absolute right to impose sanctions on country after country overseas if they violate human rights or are not democratic…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-23). The US Could Be Using Iran's Election to Sabotage Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Biden administration officials are downplaying the idea that Iran's presidential election will impact negotiations to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. But the election of Ebrahim Raisi, a judge under US sanctions who is close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, might give President Biden the excuse to blame the failure to salvage the …

Editor2 (2021-06-23). Attempting Coups in Nicaragua with Tax Dollars Through US Agencies and Corporate Foundations. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy — Jun 18, 2021 | USAID does not provide aid, it carries out coups. | Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with over 70% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. It has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised b…

WSWS (2021-06-23). First round of French regional elections marked by record abstention. wsws.org The vote was marked by a historic abstention rate, while the far-right National Rally of Marine Le Pen secured the most votes in the Provence-Alpes-Cà¥te d'Azur region.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-23). When Arce Won the 2020 Elections àÅñez's Military Wing Planned Another Coup in Bolivia with U.S. Mercenaries. libya360.wordpress.com Mison VerdadFormer Bolivian defense minister and other members of the military high command were planning another coup d'état (Photo: Bolivian Ministry of Defense). Almost two years after the coup d'état in Bolivia against Evo Morales, there is more evidence confirming the participation of foreign actors and interests in the coup's execution. Recently, recordings of calls…

Editor (2021-06-23). Reparations and abolition. workers.org Finally, the U.S. has a federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of Black people from slavery. Congress passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 15 — barely four days ahead of a day that Black people have been celebrating every year since 1865. Lawmakers were pushed to vote by . . . |

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-06-23). Emancipation ‚àí and abolition. workers.org Finally, the U.S. has a federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of Black people from slavery. Congress passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 15 — barely four days ahead of a day that Black people have been celebrating every year since 1865. Lawmakers were pushed to vote by . . . |

Nick Licata (2021-06-23). Can Critical Race Theory Reframe American History Successfully? counterpunch.org For the first time in four decades, we have a new national holiday, the Juneteenth National Independence Day. It celebrates the liberation of Black American slaves from the last city enslaving them in Galveston, Texas. All the Senate Republicans, and all but fourteen of the Republicans in the House, voted in favor of establishing the

WSWS (2021-06-23). Senate Republicans block watered-down Democratic voting rights bill. wsws.org In the run-up to the vote, Biden and the Democratic leadership shamelessly courted West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who put forward a "compromise" proposal incorporating voter suppression measures supported by the Republicans.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-23). Cuba Demands an End to the US Embargo at the UN General Assembly. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples DispatchIn 2019, in the last vote on the resolution in the UN General Assembly, 187 of the 191 countries voted in favor of lifting the 60-year-long US blockade on Cuba. Photo: Miguel Diaz Canel/Twitter In 2020 alone, the Trump administration imposed 55 new coercive measures on Cuba. Between April 2020 and December 2020, the…

Editor2 (2021-06-23). Why This Year's UN Vote on Cuba Embargo is More Urgent Than Ever. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Kimber and John Kirk -Jun 19, 2021 | Will Joe Biden finally listen to the united voice of the world? | On June 23, the United Nations General Assembly will vote to condemn the six-decade-long United States embargo of Cuba. Again. | The world has been doing this since 1992. In 2019, What makes this year's vote more pressing, and more distressing, is that US President Joe Biden—who vowed during last year's presidential c…

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-23). Time To Stop Modernizing America's Nukes And To Start Negotiating Peace — OpEd. eurasiareview.com 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 for the Pentagon, is another $38 billion for the portion of the Energy Department budget that is devoted to nuclear weapons and weapons production. It's a figure that is higher than what the proposed 2022 military budget of the outgoing Trump ad…

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-23). Coach Fired for Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game. latinorebels.com On Tuesday night, the Coronado Unified School Board voted unanimously, 5-0, to fire its high school basketball coach head, JD Laaperi, who allegedly confronted the opposing team's coach after the game.

Peter Certo (2021-06-23). We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, But Not Both. otherwords.org The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn't have to be. | Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they'd like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their own representatives, not the other way around. | The For the People Act, which passed the House earlier this year, would do all of these things. It includes new ethics rules for members, protects and expands the right to vote, and would restrict the extreme partisan gerrymandering that's become commonplace. No wonder i…

The Associated Press (2021-06-23). US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Embargo on Cuba. latinorebels.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States voted against a U.N. resolution Wednesday that overwhelmingly condemned the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th year, maintaining the Trump administration's opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration's 2016 abstention.

Derrick Crowe (2021-06-23). People's Action: Our Freedom to Vote is Non-Negotiable. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement from Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman on the Senate's failure to advance S.1, the For the People Act. "Today, the same anti-democratic politicians who blocked an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol used the same bureaucratic loophole to halt debate of the For the People …

Jerry Goldberg (2021-06-23). Detroit voters to decide on people's charter. zcomm.org Calls for banks to pay reparations to city…

Peter Certo (2021-06-23). In OtherWords: June 23, 2021. otherwords.org A vote to advance the For the People Act in the Senate just failed to clear an all-Republican filibuster, even as the bill got the 50 votes it should have needed to pass. This week in OtherWords, I explain how the arcane filibuster is endangering our democracy. | Also this week, in the wake of stunning revelations about Jeff Bezos and other billionaires often paying no income taxes, Sarah Anderson argues this could provide the momentum we need to unrig the tax code. | Meanwhile, Jill Richardson explains the cynical politics of the war on "critical race theory." And Khalil Bendib thinks the war on democracy isn't…

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

Staff (2021-06-23). McConnell Is Stacking the Courts and Using Voter Suppression to Maintain Power. truthout.org Last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued what surely must rank among the most hypocritical statements ever uttered by a senior senator. Were he to become majority leader again after the 2022 midterms he would, the Kentuckian stated, be McConnell is no stranger to hypocrisy. Rememb…

Staff (2021-06-23). Pressure to End Filibuster Mounts After Republicans Block Voting Rights Debate. truthout.org Republicans voted to block Democrats' landmark voting rights bill, the For the People Act or S.1, on Tuesday. The bill that many have touted as a package that could save American democracy would have massively expanded access to voting and targeted corruption in politics. | Senate Republicans blocked debate on the bill in a party line, 50-50 vote. Due to the filibuster, the legislation needed 60 votes to advance to a debate. The House passed a version of the bill earlier this year. | Senate…

Paul Chavez, Fred Ross Jr. (2021-06-23). Our Fathers Fought GOP Voter Suppression 70 Years Ago. thenation.com Our Fathers Fought GOP Voter Suppression 70 Years Ago…

John Catalinotto (2021-06-23). 'American' imperialism is back—Biden, Blinken, Burns and Austin. workers.org Joe Biden ended his weeklong diplomatic trip to Europe June 17 and returned to Washington. It revealed what he meant by "America is back." Washington aims to retain its place directing the superrich ruling class worldwide. Washington, DC, March 30, 2019 Biden met with the richest and most powerful imperialist . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-23). After GOP smackdown of voting rights debate, advocates vow to fight. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—After a 50-50 partisan Senate tie, which in practical terms was a loss, disgusted and often angry voting rights advocates vowed to keep fighting for the cause. From Democratic President Joseph Biden to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, they promised the contest "is just beginning" and will continue until everyone's path to the polls is easier …

_____ (2021-06-23). 'One Of The Most Important Numbers That No One Has Ever Heard Of'. popularresistance.org A new analysis shared with the Biden administration on behalf of the advocacy group Friends of the Earth highlights concerns about how the U.S. government will calculate the social cost of planet-heating emissions—official figures that can notably impact policy and spending decisions. | The comment (pdf) sent to the Office of Management and Budget—authored by experts at the Applied Economics Clinic (AEC), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit consulting group—comes as the administration seeks input on determining the social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHG). | "The social cost of greenhouse gases is o…

WSWS (2021-06-23). With support of Biden, federal court backs Trump's police-state assault on peaceful protests in Lafayette Square. wsws.org On Monday, a federal judge dismissed lawsuits alleging former president Donald Trump directed police to violate the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters who were violently attacked in Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020.

Tiffany Crutcher (2021-06-23). What I Told President Biden in Tulsa. progressive.org As a descendant of the Tulsa Race Massacre, I made the case for reparations.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Biden administration to look into dark past of Native American boarding schools. ecns.cn The U.S. Department of Interior is to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announced on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Biden administration to look into dark past of Native American boarding schools. ecns.cn The U.S. Department of Interior is to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries,

Amy Souers Kober (2021-06-23). Biden has a chance to oversee biggest river restoration project in US history. nationofchange.org Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Biden administration to look into dark past of Native American boarding schools. ecns.cn The U.S. Department of Interior is to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries,

Ellen Glover (2021-06-23). 50 years later, end the War on Drugs. nationofchange.org Nixon's War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. President Biden should end it once and for all.

sputniknews (2021-06-23). US Has Created 400,000 Troop-Strong Force in Asia-Pacific, Russian Military Intelligence Warns. sputniknews.com The Biden administration dramatically increased so-called "freedom of navigation" operations in the East and South China Seas, and on the diplomatic front has worked to create a major new alliance to "contain" China. Beijing has blasted these efforts, accusing the US of trying to create global chaos.

Kenneth Surin (2021-06-23). Boris Johnson on a Roll, Downwards. counterpunch.org After "BoJo" Johnson hosted the G7 summit in Cornwall, where he was little more than a "tour guide" (in the words of the Labour leader Keir Starmer), BoJo joined that part of the G7 circus that moved on to Brussels for the NATO summit. As with the G7, Joe Biden, seeking to restore alliances that

Jessica Corbett (2021-06-23). Sunrise Ends 400-Mile Climate March With Arrests at Ted Cruz's House. zcomm.org The Gulf South marchers demand that Congress and the Biden White House pass bold climate jobs legislation, including a bill to create a Civilian Climate Corps…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-23). The Trial for Berta Caceres's Murder Will Test Biden's Central America Policy. zcomm.org The Biden administration says it wants to counter the corruption that's driving displacement. Does that apply to U.S. allies in Honduras?>

_____ (2021-06-23). The Trial For Berta Caceres's Murder Will Test Biden's Central America Policy. popularresistance.org On her recent trip to Guatemala and Mexico, Vice President Kamala Harris drove home two points: that potential immigrants to the U.S. should "stay home," and that the Biden administration will not tolerate corruption, which it sees as a major barrier to development in the region. | Harris made it clear that the two priorities are linked: "Part of giving people hope is having a very specific commitment to rooting out corruption in the region," she said. But U.S. promises to help root out corruption in the region has generated skepticism in the U.S. and in Central America. | The U.S. government has generally been o…

The Associated Press (2021-06-23). Harris to Visit US-Mexico Border Area Regarding Migration. latinorebels.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first visit on Friday to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office, following criticism from members of both parties for failing to go earlier despite her role leading the Biden administration's response to a steep increase in migration.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-23). Joseph Biden, a Champion of Human Rights? globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-23). North Korea: Western Media Falsely Portrays Comments From Kim's Sister. news.antiwar.com A day after President Biden's envoy for North Korea said the US was ready for negotiations with Pyongyang, Western media was full of misleading headlines that said Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, dismissed the idea. US envoy Sung Kim said the Biden administration was willing to meet with North Korean …

Latino Rebels (2021-06-23). Open Letter to Biden Calls LUMA Contract in Puerto Rico a 'Dangerous Misuse of Public Funds'. latinorebels.com "It is imperative that the federal government heeds the calling of civil society organizations that have been denouncing the terrible negotiation that has taken place in this contract," said Dr. Adi Martínez-Román, Director of Operations of the UPR Resiliency Law Center.

Juan Cole (2021-06-23). In Siccing Justice Dept. on Jimmy Kimmel and SNL, Trump Channeled worst Mideast Dictators. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Bassem Youssef was Egypt's most famous comedian in the 2000s and until 2014. His weekly half-hour satire, "The Program," skewered the government of president for life Hosni Mubarak in the run-up to the 2011 youth revolt. Mubarak was thin-skinned but did allow some comedians and pundits to blow off steam. …

Juan Cole (2021-06-23). In Siccing Justice Dept. on Jimmy Kimmel and SNL, Trump Channeled worst Mideast Dictators. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Bassem Youssef was Egypt's most famous comedian in the 2000s and until 2014. His weekly half-hour satire, "The Program," skewered the government of president-for-life Hosni Mubarak in the run-up to the 2011 youth revolt. Mubarak was thin-skinned but did allow some comedians and pundits to blow off steam. He did, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-23). Cuba demands an end to the US embargo at the UN General Assembly. peoplesdispatch.org In 2020 alone, the Trump administration imposed 55 new coercive measures on Cuba. Between April 2020 and December 2020, the blockade caused losses of 3,586.9 million USD to Cuba. The humanitarian damage, suffering and shortages caused to Cuban families during the past 60 years of the US embargo are immeasurable…

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-23). What happened to Glenn Greenwald? zcomm.org Trump happened — and put the left's priorities to the test…

Staff (2021-06-23). Pandemic's High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance. truthout.org El Paso, Texas — Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city's poorest middle schools. | He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and a suave personal style — "he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s," said his niece Ruby Montana. | While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February was par…

David Swanson (2021-06-23). Talk World Radio: Julie Varughese on the Unending War on Afghanistan. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, the non-ending of the war on Afghanistan, the ramping up of the cold war on China, and the Black Alliance for Peace. Our guest Julie Varughese has …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-23). Putin Says NATO Expansion Is a 'Relic of the Cold War'. news.antiwar.com In an op-ed published by the German newspaper Die Zeit, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced NATO expansion as a "relic of the Cold War." Putin penned the piece to commemorate the 8oth anniversary of Nazi Germany invading the Soviet Union. "We hoped that the end of the Cold War would be a common victory for …

_____ (2021-06-23). Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Getting The Papers. popularresistance.org The 7,100-page study, which had been obtained and secretly given to me, detailed in 4,100 pages of analysis—I was missing as many as 3,000 pages of supporting documents—how the federal government had consistently lied to the American people about our military involvement in Vietnam. | They revealed a detailed portrait of an arrogant, authoritarian and secretive leadership, spanning Democratic and Republican administrations from Harry Truman to Lyndon Johnson, irresponsibly leading the nation gradually into a war they knew they could not win. | Among many deceptions exposed over three decades, the Pape…

_____ (2021-06-23). Striking Alabama Coal Miners Take Protest To Wall Street. popularresistance.org About 14 striking Alabama mine workers have taken their case to Wall Street this morning. | Chanting "no contract, no coal," the miners today launched the latest step in a strike that began April 1 for a new contract with Warrior Met Coal. | United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts and union members plan to protest in front of the Manhattan offices of several hedge funds the union says are the reason the contract negotiations are stalled. | "These are the ones that can be responsible in seeing that we get a decent contract," UMWA Legislative Director Phil Smith said by phone this morning. | The mine…

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-06-23). History of World War II: Operation Barbarossa: Myths and Reality. globalresearch.ca

Paul Benedikt Glatz (2021-06-23). New Evidence Reveals that Senator John McCain and Other High-Ranking Vietnam War POWs May Have Lied to the American Public About Being Tortured. globalresearch.ca

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-23). Crackdowns in Washington Square Park, Then and Now. counterpunch.org Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village in New York City was one of the two epicenters of the youth movement of the middle to late 1960s and the early 1970s, the other being the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. I knew the Village and the park intimately since I was a graduate student at New

WSWS (2021-06-23). Educators across the US West Coast call for unified struggle with striking Volvo workers. wsws.org Our committees stand in solidarity with the striking Volvo truck workers and will fight to raise awareness of this powerful struggle among workers throughout the West Coast.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Brazil's Workers Party seeks right-wing electoral alliances as generals warn of "breaking point" wsws.org Mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened fears within the Brazilian ruling class of an eruption of class struggle.

Editor (2021-06-23). Nicaragua's Benedict Arnolds — political opposition as organized crime. mronline.org After a period of accumulation of resources from 2011 onward, this extra-parliamentary opposition mounted the violent, U.S. designed coup attempt which lasted from April to July in 2018. | June 23, 2021…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. dissidentvoice.org To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to …

Moderator (2021-06-23). Democracy Dies At The Washington Post Editorial Board. scheerpost.com 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. Flickr) By Alan Mcleod / MintPress News The Washington Post's glaring conflicts of interest have of late once again been the subject of scrutiny online, thanks to a new… |

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). China's migrating elephant herd travels southwards. ecns.cn China's herd of 14 wandering wild Asian elephants has traveled southwards, re-entering Eshan county, in Southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jill Richardson (2021-06-23). The Cynical War on 'Critical Race Theory'. otherwords.org The New Yorker recently published an Let me call your attention to a few elemen…

James Bradley (2021-06-23). How FDR Was Manipulated and Betrayed by His Own Naval Intelligence Chief in the Fateful Last Months of WWII. covertactionmagazine.com Unknown for decades, declassified documents show that FDR's mail was deliberately diverted and falsified to prevent a historic meeting with Mao Zedong that might have shortened the war, changed history, and reshaped the modern world. Historians cite the 1972 meeting between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon as the original spark for U.S.-China Globalization in which …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. asia-pacificresearch.com

Jason Ditz (2021-06-23). Report: 90 Fighters Killed in Two Days of Fighting in Yemen's Maarib. news.antiwar.com Following reports of heavy fighting over the city of Maarib, in northern Yemen, pro-government sources are claiming that 90 fighters were killed over the past 48 hours, Maarib is the last government-held city in the north, and has been challenged for months by Houthi offensives. This fight has been ongoing, in between offensive and counter-offensive, since February. | Fighting in Maarib has been particularly bloody, with hundreds dead on both sides, and most troubling, l…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). 'Sabotage Attack' On Iranian Nuclear Building Thwarted. southfront.org File image. | On June 23, Iranian authorities thwarted a "sabotage attack" on a building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Karaj city, 40 km to the west of the capital Tehran. | According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the sabotage attack was thwarted without any human or material losses. The attack was foiled before it could inflict any damage on the AEOI's building. | "Investigations are underway to identify perpetrators behind the act of sabotage," IRIB said in a report.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). Iranian Forces Test-Fired Locally-Made Rocket Launchers In Syria's Deir Ezzor — Report. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Iranian-backed forces have test-fired locally-made single barrel rocket launchers in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 23. | The tests took place near the government-held towns of al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor | "The militias deployed the locally-made launchers in the deserts of al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal then launched a number of Iranian rockets randomly towards the depth of the desert as part…

_____ (2021-06-23). The Mainstream Media's Manipulative Language Is the Real #1 Threat. strategic-culture.org Any list of potential threats to America, a corporation or an individual (etc.) will always have a top threat that could very well be a non-threat. | We could be living in a very calm world. Unlike generations past, there are no massive traditional wars, nor do we need to sew our own clothing or pray that the yield of our field will keep us alive till spring. For much if not most of the world there really is no particular fight for survival. But humanity has been fighting for its place under the sun for so long that we have become simply restless by nature and with the power of modern media we are easily convinc…

The Canary (2021-06-23). Privatised Channel 4 'would result in loss of international news programmes'. thecanary.co The sale of Channel 4 could result in the loss of international news output and major foreign documentaries which would be a "loss to Britain", the former head of news and current affairs at the channel has warned. | The Government is to launch a consultation into the privatisation of the channel, which was founded in 1982 to deliver to under-served audiences. | It is currently owned by the Government and receives its funding from advertising but could be sold off to a private buyer. | Who would buy it?: | Potential investors would likely include big American companies. | Channel 4's former head of news D…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

news.un (2021-06-23). Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock 'every decade'. news.un.org Small businesses which make up more than half of the global workforce were 2.5 times more likely to go under than larger firms in the first months of COVID-19, the International Trade Centre (ITC) said on Wednesday, warning that the impact of climate change could cause pandemic-scale disruption "every decade".

news.un (2021-06-23). Central African Republic entrenched in 'unprecedented humanitarian crisis'. news.un.org Defense forces, soldiers from nearby countries and other security personnel have been fighting an "asymmetric war" against armed groups, sparking an "unprecedented humanitarian crisis", the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-06-23). Madagascar's hungry 'holding on for dear life', WFP chief warns. news.un.org Thousands of families in southern Madagascar are on the edge of starvation, and "holding on for dear life", the UN food agency chief said on Wednesday – after bearing witness to the suffering firsthand – urging the world to step-up and take action.

Peter Koenig (2021-06-23). The Spike Protein Is the Killer — Beware of mRNA "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-23). Black Sea: US, Ukraine To Lead Naval Exercise With 32 Nations From Six Continents. news.antiwar.com The annual U.S.-led multinational naval exercise in the Black Sea, Sea Breeze, will begin on June 28 and continue until July 10. As with previous iterations this year's exercise will be co-hosted by the U.S. and Ukraine. Though as the name indicates primarily a series of maritime drills, Sea Breeze also includes air and land …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-23). Russia Summons British Defense Attaché Over Black Sea Provocation. news.antiwar.com The Russian Defense Ministry announced that one of its nation's border guard ships fired warning shots at, while a Su-24M bomber performed preventive bombing near, a British warship, the destroyer HMS Defender, in the Black Sea today. The Defense Ministry issued this statement: "At 11: 52 on June 23 this year, the UK Navy's guided missile …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Podcast: Radiation impacts, sickle cell disease and the Four Horsemen. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: We examine the impact of radiation from nuclear accidents, meet a Sickle Cell Warrior, and follow those fighting the Four Horsemen.

Staff (2021-06-23). Israel Sends Weapons to Duterte. Filipinx and Palestinian Struggle Are Linked. truthout.org "From Palestine to the Philippines, Stop the U.S. War Machine" is a common refrain that has echoed through the streets of the Philippines and the U.S. in the wake of recent attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. Despite documented

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). Russians Bombed Ahead Of British Destroyer. southfront.org Defender | On June 23, the HMS DEFENDER missile destroyer of the British Royal Navy blatantly violated Russian maritime frontier and entered Russian waters in the Black Sea. | According to the Ministry of Defense, the British destroyer crossed the state border of Russia at 11: 52 and entered the territorial sea near Cape Fiolent in the vicinity of Sebastopol."The destroyer was previously warned about the use of weapons in case of violation of the state border of the Russian Federation. I did not respond to the wa…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-23). Russia summons British defense attaché over Black Sea provocation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia summons British defense attaché over Black Sea provocationMoscow calls on U.S., NATO to cancel Sea Breeze military exerciseRick Rozoff The Russian Defense Ministry announced that one of its nation's border guard ships fired warning shots at, while a Su-24M bomber performed preventive bombing near, a British warship, the destroyer HMS Defender, in the Black …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). Military Situation In Yemen On June 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 92 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the east of Saadah city | On June 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 21 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). Military Situation In Syria On June 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On June 22, one SDF member was killed by unknown gunmen in al-Hawl camp | On June 22, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kharbat Naqus village | On June 22, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Dadat, Ho…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to sheer scale and ecological variety. | But the Reef's health record has been patchy. Each year brings a series of negative assessmen…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). German MP Claims Berlin Preparing For War With Moscow, As Putin Reminds Of The Past. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Germany is preparing for war with Russia, German member of parliament, from the 'Left' faction Sevim Dagdelen said in her article in the nd.DerTag newspaper."NATO's arms buildup, escalation toward Russia and the German government's forgetting of history when it comes to remembering the attack on the Soviet Union 80 years ago are just two sides of the same coin," Dagdelen wrote. | She noted that relations between…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

Eds. (2021-06-23). Peru at the brink of civil war? The uprising of the dispossessed. mronline.org This is the moment for the vast majority of Peruvians that they have been waiting for; those Peruvians that have always been considered as "non-people" by the oligarchy. | June 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Mohammed M. El Haj-Ahmed (2021-06-23). Gaza, one month on. electronicintifada.net My home was badly damaged during Israel's latest attack.

Ahmed Abu Artema (2021-06-23). The spirit of resistance is alive and well. electronicintifada.net Israel's recent escalation fails to break a steadfast people.

Editor2 (2021-06-23). A 14-Day Global Campaign Demands Justice for Victims of Bolivia Coup. orinocotribune.com On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was

Laurence Blair (2021-06-23). Bolivian Ex-Minister of Defense Plotted a Second Coup Using U.S. Mercenaries. zcomm.org Leaked phone recordings and emails reveal a top official was prepared to use foreign troops to block Bolivia's left-wing MAS party from returning to power…

Staff (2021-06-23). Two Hundred Years After Carabobo, Venezuela Still Remains Really Free and Sovereign, says Jorge Rodríguez. orinocotribune.com President of the National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, emphasized that 200 years after the Battle of Carabobo, Venezuela continues to remain a free and sovereign nation as it celebrates the bicentenary of the battle for independence. | He made this comment in his speech during a regular session of the National Assembly on June 22, when a proposal to hold a Solemn Session for the celebration of 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo at 4: 00 p.m. on June 23 was unanimously approved. | The National Assembly deputy highlighted the importance of June 24 this year as a date of resistance by the Venezuelan people agains…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-23). Venezuelan Minister for Defense: 'Craig Faller's Visit to Area Bordering Colombia an Act of Destabilization' (+Guyana). orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) stated that the visit of the head of the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Craig Faller, to Puerto Carreño (Colombian department of Vichada), on the border with Venezuela, is "ironic and implausible." This was part of a statement issued this Monday, June 21 and signed by the Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López. For Padrino, as he wrote on his Twitter account, Faller's visit constitutes an "interventionist act in the midst of the systematic destabilization against Venezuela." | "Without a doubt, this visit is not due to reasons of bilateral cooperation in matte…

Eds. (2021-06-23). The Communard Union, Chávez's ideas in action: A conversation with Juan Lenzo. mronline.org The Communard Union is a grassroots organization that has set communal society its strategic horizon. For two years the Union has been working throughout the country in a heroic effort to re-politicize and reactivate Venezuelan communes and related projects. In this interview, we talk to Juan "Juancho" Lenzo. He is a co-founder of Tatuy Televisión, […] | June 22, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-23). Anti-China legislation on Taiwan introduced in US House of Representatives. wsws.org The bill is part of a provocative bipartisan effort in Washington to elevate Taiwan's status in order to undermine Beijing.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Mexican expert praises China's contribution to infrastructure in LatAm. ecns.cn Children's shoes, dolls, flowers with notes at the front of Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2, 2021. (China News Service/Yu Ruidong)…

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Virtuous China-US competition contributes to world peace: media. ecns.cn Virtuous China-US competition can contribute to world peace and development by promoting infrastructure, vaccines, and a better environment, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday citing a Chinese expert.

Rajan Menon (2021-06-23). Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org 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

South Front (2021-06-23). Turkey's "Secret Plan" (2014) to Invade Greece and Armenia? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-23). Credit Suisse report reveals vast increase in global wealth inequality amid pandemic in 2020. wsws.org The twelfth annual wealth report issued by the global financial services company Credit Suisse shows that trillions of dollars were transferred into the pockets of the rich during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). 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.

Fight Back (2021-06-23). First day of Teamster convention. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – The first day of the 30th International Convention of the Teamsters union, which is being held virtually due to coronavirus concerns, began June 22 with a technical disaster. The convention was delayed for nearly an hour as the virtual platform set up by the Hoffa administration struggled to launch, glitching and locking out delegates from accessing the event. | When the convention was finally up and running, the delegates were in for hours of self-congratulatory speeches and videos of Hoffa, as well as a host of admiring messages from his sycophants within and outside the union. | Hoffa and his…

Staff (2021-06-23). Delta Variant Linked to COVID Surges Amid Slow U.S. Vaccination Rates as Global Inequity Persists. democracynow.org The White House says it will miss its goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and up in the U.S., but just 45% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, and only 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan says despite more than 150 million people in the U.S. now being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the highly contagious Delta variant is quickly becoming a concern. "Our expectation should be, by July, this will be the dominant variant," he says.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-23). WHO Issues Critical Guidance Urging Children and Adolescents to Stop Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-06-23). The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become. globalresearch.ca

Satata Karmakar (2021-06-23). Delhi Girl Suffers Deadly Neurological Complications Post COVID-19 Vaccination with Covishield, Dies Within Days. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-23). Quebec establishment demands end to strike by food processing workers, invoking plight of chickens-for-slaughter. wsws.org The same politicians who are now whipping up a furor over the "euthanizing" of chickens have prioritized big-business profit over human life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). COVID deaths rise among Brazil's Petrobras oil workers. wsws.org There has been a 125 percent increase in oil workers' deaths over the last two months, from 20 deaths as of April 5 to 45 deaths by June 15.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). India's COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 30 million-mark and the death toll crossed 390,000 on Wednesday, said the federal health ministry.

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-06-23). Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Vaccinating Humanity. zcomm.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…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

DLI (2021-06-23). 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.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-23). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-23). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. counterpunch.org 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

Editor (2021-06-23). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. mronline.org 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. | June 23, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-06-23). G-7 Offers Crumbs from Its Table to 'Developing' Countries. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Jun 19, 2021 | As of now the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised amounts to mere 7.4% of this requirement. | The G-7 (Group of 7 countries) meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-COVID vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. The US has promised 500 million doses, Britain 100 million doses; the other G-7 countries, Italy, Japan, France, Germany and Canada are supposed to make up the rest. | "One billion doses" sounds a lot, but it is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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 …

Staff (2021-06-23). The blockade is a virus, too, eliminate it! en.cubadebate.cu The country was unable to access a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies related to the production of anti-COVID candidate vaccines and the completion of clinical studies of these products, including equipment for the purification of the candidates, attachments for production equipment, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, packaging and reagents.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

Divad Durant (2021-06-23). Work in Progress. thenation.com Work in Progress…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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 (2021-06-23). 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 …

Maywa Montenegro de Wit (2021-06-23). Abolitionist agroecology, food sovereignty and pandemic prevention. mronline.org COVID-19 and other zoonotic outbreaks such as Ebola are illustrative of the complex interactions between deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecosystem destruction, and human health and safety. | June 22, 2021…

Punnee Pitisuttithum, Jittima Dhitavat, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Arom Pitisuthitham, Yupa Sabmee, Pailinrut Chinwangso, Chawanee Kerdsomboon, Librada Fortuna, Jane Spiegel, Mukesh Chauhan, Indrajeet Kumar Poredi, Anita H.J. van den Biggelaar, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Simonetta Viviani, Souad Mansouri, Hong Thai Pham (2021-06-23). [Research Paper] Antibody persistence 2 and 3 years after booster vaccination of adolescents with recombinant acellular pertussis monovalent aPgen or combined TdaPgen vaccines. thelancet.com Considering the persistence of elevated antibody responses 3 years post-booster vaccination, genetically detoxified monovalent aPgen and TdaPgen vaccines can be expected to induce longer-lasting protection than chemically inactivated Tdap vaccines.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

Josh Frank (2021-06-23). Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds on Vaccines. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

Paul Street (2021-06-23). No Comparison: Thoughtcrime Reflections on the Latest Imperial Smackdown of the Nation's Best Congressperson. counterpunch.org United States political culture is an Orwellian nightmare. Two plus two equals five in the propaganda spectacle that passes for "democratic" news and debate here. Take the latest bipartisan establishment disciplining of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the U.S. House's most courageous and eloquent member, for saying this: "We must have the same level of accountability

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-23). 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…

Wes Vanderburgh (2021-06-23). Rallies to demand justice for Tamir Rice on his birthday. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—This Friday, June 25, would have been Tamir Rice's 19th birthday. Who knows what promising career he would have chosen for himself out of his many passions? Sports, the arts, academics—he enjoyed it all. Who knows how many lives his bright personality would have touched? He would have had a lifetime to craft his legacy. …

Marc Brodine (2021-06-23). Dave Schmitz, 66; Giant of the Pacific Northwest labor movement. peoplesworld.org Dave Schmitz, a giant of the Pacific Northwest labor movement, passed away from pancreatic cancer in the early hours of June 20, 2021. The long-time president of Local 21, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Dave was born in Portland on May 1, 1955, and raised in Spokane. His first job was as a stock …

Amanda Yee (2021-06-23). East Jerusalem Palestinians defend their lives and homes against ethnic cleansing. liberationnews.org On June 15, thousands of Israeli ultranationalists, mostly youth, marched into Israel-occupied East Jerusalem chanting "Death to Arabs!"

Steve Lalla (2021-06-23). Original Sin: The CIA's 1st Coup in Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — Jun 20, 2021 |

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| On June 18, 1954, the CIA overthrew the democratically elected progressive president of Guatemala, Jacobo àÅrbenz. It marked the first known coup in Latin America successfully executed by the US Central Intelligence Agency, which was founded in 1947. | The US-backed dictator Ubico had been unseated by the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 and the president of Guatemala immediately prior to àÅrbenz, Juan José Arévalo, was no stranger to coup attempts either, having survived 25 of them during his four-year term. π Arévalo was the country's firs…

Steve Lalla (2021-06-23). Original Sin: The CIA's 1st Coup in Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — Jun 20, 2021 |

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| The US-backed dictator Ubico had been unseated by the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 and the president of Guatemala immediately prior to àÅrbenz, Juan José Arévalo, was no stranger to coup attempts either, having survived 25 of them during his four-year term. π Arévalo was the country's first democratically elected president. Fearing for his life, he decided not to run again in 1951, and passed the progressive mantle to his successor, Jacobo àÅrbenz. | Among àÅrbenz's crimes against imperialism: | ‚Ä¢ Rose to power th…

The Conversation (2021-06-23). This tiny minority of Iraqis follows an ancient Gnostic religion — and there's a chance they could be your neighbors too. juancole.com By James F. McGrath | — ( The Conversation ) — In March 2021 Pope Francis became the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church to visit Iraq. The number of Christians in Iraq has fallen sharply in the past two decades amid mass violence at the hands of the Islamic State group. Iraq stands …

Staff (2021-06-23). Gorillas workers in Germany launch a wildcat strike. therealnews.com German delivery startup Gorillas touts its employee benefits and non-exploitative workplace. But its workers have found that employee status doesn't automatically protect them from the perils of the gig economy.

Liz Theoharis (2021-06-23). When You Lift from the Bottom, Everyone Rises: Have We Entered America's Third Era of Reconstruction? juancole.com ( 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 …

Staff (2021-06-23). From 'political correctness' to critical race theory: How the right manufactures its boogeymen. therealnews.com From breathless coverage on Fox News to shouting matches at local school board meetings, critical race theory has become a lightning rod for the right-wing outrage machine. But do people even know what it is?

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). In Video: Russian, Syrian Military Engineers Destroyed Massive Cave Base In Hama. southfront.org Screen grab from a video released by the Sputnik News Agency showing the cave base destruction. | Russian and Syrian military engineers have destroyed a massive cave base built by militants in the central Syrian governorate of Hama, several Russian news networks reported on June 22. | The base was dug onto the side of a hill located in the outskirts of the town of al-Lataminah in the northern Hama countryside. The region was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies two years ago. | The cave base contained a weapon…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). Tigray Defense Forces Shot Down Ethiopian C-130 Aircraft Carrying Troops, Munitions (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On June 23, the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) claimed that its air-defense units had shot down a C-130 cargo aircraft of the Ethiopian Air Force (ETAF). | The aircraft was allegedly shot down in the morning, near the town of Gijet in the southeastern part of Tigray Region. Sources in Tigray shared photos showing the wreckage of the cargo aircraft. | Now confirmed that a C-130 carrying troops and ammunition was shot down by the TDF in the vicinity of Gijet this morning. Images taken from the crash site show that…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). SAA Artillery Shelled Turkish Military Posts In Greater Idlib, Wounding Turkish Soldiers (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 23, at least two Turkish service members were wounded in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fire. | The Turkish service members were wounded when the army artillery shelled their post which is located on al-Barden hill in the vicinity of the town of Kansafra in the southern Idlib countryside.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). Central Syrian Insurgency: Army Captured Dozens Of ISIS Terrorists (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured dozens of ISIS terrorists during a combing operation in Syrian central region, The operation was launched by the SAA in the beginning of June and lasted for more than 20 days. RusVesna released photos showing two of the terrorists who were captured during the operation that was backed by Russian forces. | According to the Russian news outlet, the captured terrorists c…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-06-23). Atlanta: 'No Pride in Detention'. workers.org Members of several trans and Latinx organizations assembled at the Atlanta ICE headquarters June 15 to declare "No Pride in Detention." Initiated by Community Estrella and its founder, Li An (Estrella) Sanchez, the main demand was to end the detention of trans people. As the group marched around the heavily . . . |

Maicol David Lynch (2021-06-23). The 'Icon'-ic roots of LGBTQ street culture. peoplesworld.org This is part 2 of a series. Read part 1 here. The authentic New York City ballroom scene, though more than half a century old, remains largely underground. Other than Madonna's 1990 hit single, Vogue, the 1991 documentary Paris is Burning, and new TV series and competition shows such as Pose and Legendary, the art …

The Canary (2021-06-23). Health workers stage protest to press the PM on pay decision. thecanary.co Health workers are pressing the prime minister to end their long wait for a pay rise amid continuing anger over the government recommending a 1% increase. | Fair pay for key workers: | Unison is staging a protest at Westminster on 23 June, saying thousands of health workers across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be looking to Boris Johnson to announce his decision in the coming days. | NHS staff were due a pay rise in April, but ministers said they would await the recommendations of the pay review body, which is expected to deliver its report within days. Last month, health workers across Scotla…

Editor (2021-06-23). EDITORIAL: Reparaciones YA para los Negros de Tulsa! workers.org Los afrodescendientes dentro de los Estados Unidos han estado luchando por el derecho a las reparaciones, comenzando cuando 4 millones de personas fueron liberadas como esclavos después de la Guerra Civil. La primera petición de reparaciones fue de 40 acres y una mula: 40 acres de tierra para un agricultor . . . |

Staff (2021-06-23). The Decline of Butterflies May Bring Dire Consequences for Life on Earth. truthout.org Butterflies are a symbol of beauty and metamorphosis, and one of few universally beloved insects. Indeed, few would think twice at squashing a fly or spider, yet butterflies inspire reverence. Both ancient Egyptians and Aztec believed that butterflies would

Staff (2021-06-23). Police Escalate Line 3 Standoffs at Indigenous, Water Protector-Led Treaty Sites. truthout.org The struggle against Enbridge Energy's Line 3 tar sands pipeline continued with another civil disobedience action Wednesday morning. Five Water Protectors Water Protectors prot…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). Syrian Militants To Stage Chemical Attack In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the armed organizations in Idlib continued their violations of the ceasefire agreement, in addition to their preparations to stage a use of chemical weapons. | The deputy head of the Russian Coordination Center in "Hmeimim", Major General Vadim Kolet, said in an official statement that the militants of Jabhat al-Nusra and its allies, during the past 24 hours, had carried out 37 violations of the armistice in 4 Syrian gov…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). Four Of Khashoggi's Assassins Received Paramilitary Training In The U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Four of the Saudi citizens who partook in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi back in 2018 received paramilitary training in the United States, The training took place in 2017, and w…

Mike Walter (2021-06-23). The Heat: U.S. Senate Republicans block debate on voting rights bill. america.cgtn.com Republicans block a voting rights bill in the U.S. Senate. Plus — bipartisan negotiations continue on infrastructure. But can they reach a deal?>

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22, Taliban reportedly captured Maiwand area in Kandahar province | On June 22, Taliban reportedly captured Chora district in Urozgan province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Chamakni, Dand Patan and Jani Khel in Paktia province | 209 Taliban militants were killed and 129 others were wounded in Logar, Ningarhar, Ningarhar, Kandahar, Farah, Herat, Balkh, Konduz, Baghlan, and Kapisa provinces as a result of Afghan Army operations du…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). 134 Afghan Soldier Flee Into Tajikistan After Taliban Capture District. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22nd, at least 134 Afghan soldiers fled a Taliban attack by crossing the border and taking refuge in Tajikistan. | The situation is tense because of the Taliban's attack on the Shirhan border, the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan said in a statement."Tajik border guards, who adhere to the principles of humanity and good neighborliness, allowed Afghan soldiers to enter the territory of Tajikistan by crossing the border without any obstacles," the statement added.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-23). U.S. Department Of Justice Acknowledged Seizure Of Dozens Of Domains, Including PressTV, Al Masirah. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22nd, the United States "On Oct. 22, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated IRTVU as a Specially Designated National (SDN) for being owne…

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FPIF (2021-06-23). The Real Danger Of Israel's New Government — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Phyllis Bennis* | 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 and apartheid for Palestinians is quite sustainable for Jewish Israelis. | For now, the status quo will prevail. And that's a problem. | Despite the presence of centrist, center-left, and one small Palestinian party, power in the new governme…

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-06-23). A Massacre and a Cover-up: How Baghdad Protesters Gunned Down by Iraqi Forces Faced 'Inevitable Death'. globalresearch.ca

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-23). 'Putting lipstick on a pig': New Israeli PM Bennett is More Extreme than Netanyahu, so why is Washington Fawning over New Gov't? juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — When former US President Barack Obama used an old cliché to denigrate his political opponent, the late US Senator John McCain, he triggered a political controversy lasting several days. "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," said Obama at a campaign event in 2008. …

WSWS (2021-06-23). Texas governor signs series of reactionary laws, announces plan to build border wall. wsws.org Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Republican-controlled state legislature have enacted a series of reactionary laws attacking immigrants and robbing residents of their democratic rights.

Fight Back (2021-06-23). ALL OUR SUPPORT TO THE COLOMBIAN PEOPLE'S UPRISING. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from revolutionary and anti — imperialist organizations and parties in support of the people's movement in Colombia. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is among the signers. | The undersigned parties and organizations express our total support for the people's uprising in Colombia, begun again on the 28th of April and initiated on November 2019 against the same oligarquic and pro-imperialist government of Iván Duque. | After the fifteen days of this superior phase of the Colombian resistance (they) have shown much militancy, heroism and…

Fight Back (2021-06-23). ALL OUR SUPPORT TO THE COLOMBIAN PEOPLE'S UPRISING. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from revolutionary and anti — imperialist organizations and parties in support of the people's movement in Colombia. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is among the signers. | The undersigned parties and organizations express our total support for the people's uprising in Colombia, begun again on the 28th of April and initiated on November 2019 against the same oligarquic and pro-imperialist government of Iván Duque. | After the fifteen days of this superior phase of the Colombian resistance (they) have shown much militancy, heroism and…

David Swanson (2021-06-23). Remember to Forget the Alamo. counterpunch.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

_____ (2021-06-23). Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation. popularresistance.org In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union members. | Student Researchers United, a committee of graduate student researchers, filed a petition for union certification with the California Public Employment Relations Board May 24. Organizers say they are seeking better wages and healthcare benefits, written protections against harassment and discrimination and a formal grievance procedure. They're also calling for more legal and political support for international studen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

Jonah Raskin (2021-06-23). The Wretched of the Earth at 60. counterpunch.org Published 60 years ago in 1961 The Wretched of the Earth was one of the seminal works of the Sixties, in part because it came with an introduction by the French philosopher, novelist and Third World defender Jean-Paul Sartre. Like the names Marx and Engels, or Malcolm X and Alex Haley—the Black journalist who wrote Malcolm's autobiography, and whose name is on the cover of Malcolm's book—Fanon and Sartre have been linked in the pages of revolutionary history and legend for the last six decades.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Lebanon's social crisis deepens amid internal political turmoil and imperialist scheming. wsws.org The economic crisis has been intensified by the pandemic, the default last year on Lebanon's sovereign debt to international lenders and the Beirut port blast last August that killed 211 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed much of the northern part of the city.

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-23). Over 3.8 Million Young Adults Found Not Working or in School in Early 2021. cepr.net Young adults tend to get hit harder during recessions and experience more long-term consequences from downturns in comparison to older workers. Previous analysis from CEPR has found that young people were hit hard by the pandemic and were largely employed in sectors that did not allow remote work options and would not be as quick …

Editor (2021-06-23). Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice and #JustTransition. mronline.org In early 2020, the #ShutDownCanada movement in solidarity with Indigenous Wet'suwet'en people sparked a wildfire of resistance across the country. | June 23, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-06-23). Genocide in Brazil: SOS Yanomami. mronline.org A report by the National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) has revealed that seven mining boats carrying firearms fired on indigenous people from the Palimiú community in Roraima on May 10, since then they have suffered SEVEN DAYS of consecutive attacks | June 23, 2021…

The Associated Press (2021-06-23). Indigenous Protest Brazil Bill That Could Weaken Land Claims. latinorebels.com BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of Indigenous people gathered outside Brazil's Congress on Wednesday to push for rejection of a bill that could loosen protections for their lands—a proposal that has already prompted clashes with police.

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). Chinese diplomat urges Canada to stop human rights violations against indigenous people. ecns.cn A senior Chinese diplomat urged Canada on Tuesday to immediately stop human rights violations against its indigenous people, and called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to keep following the human rights issues in Canada.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-23). 2021 Rancho Cordova Juneteenth at the William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. Working Landscape. indybay.org Unyielding spirits of our Indigenous, Native American, Russian and Pan African Pioneers (1840-1875) along the American River are finally being acknowledged and the healing will soon begin, as prophesied long ago, #1619-2019. Genesis 15: 12-14 may indeed be seen in today's challenges at Negro Bar State Historic Park.

news.un (2021-06-23). UN officials appeal for extension of lifesaving cross-border aid operations into Syria. news.un.org Humanitarian convoys from Turkey that bring lifesaving aid into northwest Syria must continue, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-23). 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.

South Front (2021-06-23). Video: The Taliban Rush at Full Tilt to Capture More Strategic Districts in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Nora Fernandez (2021-06-23). Greed, Debt and Parasitic Capitalism. globalresearch.ca

Ben Wray (2021-06-23). 100 Years after Partition: Is Irish Re-Unification in Sight? globalresearch.ca

Rod Driver (2021-06-23). Free Trade Is Code for Forced Trade. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-23). WHO: 'Children Should Not be Vaccinated for the Moment'. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-23). Black Sea: U.S., Ukraine to Lead Naval Exercise with 32 Nations from Six Continents. globalresearch.ca

Canadian Physicians (2021-06-23). Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-06-23). Job Growth and Temporary Layoffs. counterpunch.org 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

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-06-23). Pull: a Tryptich. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-06-23). Australian mine disaster inquiry finds Anglo American exposed workers to "unacceptable risk" wsws.org The Queensland Board of Inquiry condemned the company's actions but played down the culpability of the state Labor government's safety inspectorate.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Educators in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio support the struggle of Maruti Suzuki workers. wsws.org As educators from Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania, we condemn the death of the Indian Maruti Suzuki worker Jiyalal and pledge our support to the struggle to free the 11 remaining framed-up workers.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Fitch upgrades Volvo's credit rating, citing "cost discipline" and "resilient profitability" wsws.org Fitch's glowing description of Volvo's financial position contradicts the claims of the company and the UAW that there is not enough money to meet workers' demands.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Surging Delta variant already dominant in several European states. wsws.org Within weeks of being detected, the main Delta strain became dominant in the UK. According to latest figures it is responsible for at least 98 percent of new cases.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Heat wave brings record highs across southwestern US, stressing Texas' fragile power grid. wsws.org Many parts of the Southwest have seen temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the last week.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Holler: What deindustrialization has left behind. wsws.org The film follows a sister and brother living in deindustrialized Jackson, Ohio, as they struggle to scrape together enough money for the younger sibling to attend school.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Minnesota nurses picket Children's Hospital to protest job cuts, unsafe staffing. wsws.org Nurses picketed outside Children's Hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul June 8 to raise the alarm about insufficient staffing as the health care company redesigns its two campuses, and as elective surgeries increase workloads.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Autoworkers: Form rank-and-file solidarity committees to break the isolation of the strike at Volvo Trucks! wsws.org The Volvo workers have taken a heroic stand, but they cannot be left to fight alone against a powerful multinational corporate giant.

WSWS (2021-06-23). "Witness K" convicted for exposing Australia's illegal bugging in East Timor. wsws.org The vindictive punishment underscores the reality that behind the cloak of "national security" stands the plundering interests of Australian imperialism throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Spanish unions, Morenoite CRT sabotage Puerto Real Airbus workers' struggle. wsws.org The CGT is suppressing opposition to the betrayal of the struggle against the closure of the Puerto Real plant by the larger trade union federations CCOO and UGT. It is receiving the full support of the Workers' Revolutionary Current.

Editor (2021-06-23). After over a year behind bars, three student activists are released on bail in Delhi. mronline.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 | June 23, 2021…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-23). Colombia: The Common as an Alternative to Neoliberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Joahann Sebastian Reyes Bejarano Sustained resistance and social mobilization have made possible the emergence of relationships of solidarity and collective care that rebuild the social fabric and forge new expressions of organized popular radicalism from the streets. The protests that began last April 28th in Colombia have reached an unprecedented extent in the country's history….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-23). Losing Finders: The Buried Documents that Linked the Infamous Cult to the CIA. libya360.wordpress.com Elizabeth Vos WASHINGTON — Concerning the Finders cult — the elusive Washington, D.C.-based outfit whose antics and ties we began examining in Part 1 of this series — one set of documents in particular held the most explosive allegations made against the group and against the CIA for allegedly covering the story up. Despite their contents, almost no…

T.J. Thompson (2021-06-23). To Fight Poverty, Cut the Pentagon Budget. otherwords.org I grew up on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia. We lived in a sewage-ravaged, bug-infested trailer park. I didn't realize we were poor at first — I thought that's just how things were. | But it was a difficult place to grow up, and as I got older, I wanted to escape. So I took what I thought was my only chance to get out of poverty — I joined the military. | Now I know why they say poverty is a "back door draft." | After deploying to the Persian Gulf in 2003 and experiencing unspeakable horrors, my military duty finally ended and I took the best job available to me — workin…

progressive (2021-06-23). One Question: What Can We Do to Curb Gun Violence? progressive.org ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ

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