Daily Archives: June 24, 2021

2021-06-24: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-06-24). The Unity Between the People and the Army Protects Venezuela. telesurenglish.net After overwhelmingly winning the 1998 elections, Commander Hugo Chavez became president in 1999 and inaugurated the Bolivarian Revolution, a process of profound economic, political, and social transformation which changed the traditional relationship between the military and the civilian population. | RELATED: | Based on his experience as a military man and his socialist values, Chavez consolidated the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela (FANB…

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Postponing Elections Hinders Efforts to End Palestinian Split. telesurenglish.net Hamas Deputy Chairman Saleh Arouri said that the decision to postpone the elections has hindered the efforts to end the internal Palestinian split. | RELATED: | He pointed out that the failure to achieve a breakthrough in the previous rounds of dialogue was a result of postponing the elections. The decision not to hold the elections "was made without consultations with the partners or the guarantors," Arouri added. | On Ap…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-24). US conservatives block voting rights bill. peoplesdispatch.org A bill debate on a bill called the For The People Act, which aims to combat voter suppression, reduce the role of money in politics and limit gerrymandering by state governments has been blocked in the US Senate by the Republican opposition. If passed, the For The People Act would have instituted standardized federal election rules, and reformed the Federal Election Commission.

Juan Cole (2021-06-24). Top US Officer Gen. Milley Schools GOP Reps. on Critical Race Theory, Need for Military to Study Society: "I Have Read Marx and Lenin" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Republicans in Congress really miss the days of red baiting and the Communist threat. Dick Nixon made his bones running against leftist labor unions, intimating to then-conservative San Francisco burghers that insurrectionary Communists were hiding under their beds. The party won elections by making people afraid of workers, of …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Germany Holds 2nd Libyan Conference To Remind Of Empty Promises. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 23rd, many world leaders or their representatives gathered in Berlin in the 2nd Libya Conference, aimed at resolving the issues in the north African country. | Notably, the conference praised the progress, but said that much more needs to be done heading into General Elections that are supposed to take part on December 24th."However, more needs to be done to address and resolve the underlying causes of conflict, consolidate Libyan sovereignty, build on the progress made, and restore…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-24). How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election. dissidentvoice.org Woman votes in Iranian election (Photo Credit: Reuters) 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 …

John Feffer (2021-06-24). Iran's Hardliners: We're Back, Too. zcomm.org The victory of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran's recent presidential elections may contain some surprising good news for the Biden administration…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-24). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. zcomm.org Like other power brokers and the big-money PACs now trying to sway the special election for a vacant congressional seat in northeast Ohio, Clinton is doing what she can to keep the deeply progressive Turner out of Congress…

_____ (2021-06-24). When a President Lies. strategic-culture.org By David ROSEN"Did you, too, O friend, | suppose democracy was only for | elections, for politics, and for a party name?" | — Walt Whitman, " Joe Biden received much media praise for his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on June 16th. However, little attention has been paid to an issue posed by an Associate Press reporter in a press conference following the meeting: "U.S. intelligence has said that Russia tried to interfere in the last two presidential elections, and that Russia…

John Feffer (2021-06-24). Iran's Hardliners: We're Back, Too. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — To some critics, U.S. elections are managed affairs. According to this cynical view, the "powers that be" narrow the field of candidates, the two parties don't represent the real range of public opinion in the country, and periodic elections are just shadow plays staged by powerbrokers behind the …

Amy Goodman (2021-06-24). Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race. zcomm.org This is the city's first election with ranked-choice voting…

Editor2 (2021-06-24). What Should we Expect from the New Government in Tehran? orinocotribune.com By Mehrdad Torabi — Jun 20, 2021 | Iran has been holding periodic elections now for more than four decades. Even though difficult circumstances have sometimes posed numerous challenges, the Islamic Republic has always sought to organize the polls in proper order and social harmony. In these four decades, the transmission of power has always been a part of Iran's political reality, and power repeatedly has been exchanged between governments critical to and in opposition with each other. | The Guardian Council, like other supervisory bodies around the world, tasked with overseeing the electoral process from it…

WSWS (2021-06-24). Biden funnels pandemic relief funds into strengthening the police. wsws.org On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he will allow states and localities to divert the $350 billion earmarked for pandemic relief in his American Rescue Plan to hire more police and purchase new equipment for their police departments.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Migrant children speak of horrifying conditions in detention centers set up by the Biden administration. wsws.org Children detained in federal custody face horrifying conditions including being deprived of edible food, clean drinking water, access to health care, education and legal support.

Anthony Hall (2021-06-24). Suppression of Evidence: CBC Censorship of Top Scientists in COVID-19 Research: Prof. Anthony Hall. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-24). US seizes PressTV.com and 32 other Iranian media website domains. wsws.org In a provocative act of censorship and imperialist gangsterism, the Biden administration took control of three dozen internet domains and shut down websites affiliated with Iran-based media organizations on unsubstantiated grounds of "disinformation campaigns and malign influence operations."

Marco Teruggi (2021-06-24). Peru: A President-Elect, Non-Existent Fraud, a Fractured Country. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Jun 18, 2021 | Pedro Castillo won the elections in Peru, but has not yet been declared president. Keiko Fujimori seeks to disavow the results through different procedures that postpone the official announcement and plunge the country into multiple tensions, a situation that could drag on for days or weeks. | "Why do I support Professor Castillo? Because he is clear about the constitutional reforms that the country requires, and many of these reforms affect the interests of the great economic powers that today are entrenched in the State, in collusion with the corrupt governments in power",…

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela's Attorney General Labels Alex Saab's Illegal Detention as an Abduction. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, described the illegal detention of the Venezuelan special envoy and Alternate Ambassador to the African Union, Alex Saab, as an "abduction." The case constitutes an example of a flagrant disregard of the right to a legal defense and to due process, and a clear violation of Alex Saab's human rights. | When inaugurating his new Twitter Space, #twitterspacesdelfiscaltarek, on the popular social media platform, the highest representative of the Venezuelan Public Ministry stressed that this illegal process against Alex Saab "has been use…

Sara Flounders (2021-06-24). The Case of Alex Saab: US Abduction of Venezuelan Diplomat, a Global Challenge. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela Demands Government of Cape Verde Guarantee Right to Life & Due Process to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Given the most recent information on the state of his health, and Cape Verde's refusal to release Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela issued a Below the is full unofficial translation of the communiqué: | The Bolivari…

James O'Neill (2021-06-24). The United States Continues to Play its Geopolitical Games but the Rest of the World Moves On. dissidentvoice.org One has to seriously wonder what game Joe Biden thinks he is playing. Fresh from what appears to have been an amiable meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva, the United States promptly announced a new range of sanctions upon Russia. The ostensible reason for the latest sanctions was the imprisonment of minor Russian dissident Alexei …

Editor2 (2021-06-24). Message on Websites of Iranian, Regional TVs Claims 'Domain Seizure by US Govt.'. orinocotribune.com In what seems to be a coordinated action, a similar message has appeared on the websites of a series of Iranian and regional television networks that claims their domains have been "seized by the United States Government." | The notice, which appeared late Tuesday on the website of English-language television news network Press TV as well as a number of other Iranian and regional news channels, cited US sanctions laws for the seizure and was accompanied by the seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Commerce. | "The domain presstv.com has been seized by the United States Governm…

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Iran and Venezuela to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi highlighted their commitment to strengthen bilateral cooperation to overcome U.S. sanctions against their countries. | RELATED: | "I had a telephone conversation with Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President-Elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We agree to strengthen our ties of brotherhood and cooperation to advance in the joint…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-24). How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election. globalresearch.ca

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-24). U.N. again denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba; Biden administration maintains Trump stance. peoplesworld.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years. The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-24). US Senate stalls voting rights bill, but activists continue struggle. peoplesdispatch.org With a vote split along party lines, the proposed bill 'For The People Act' could not receive the necessary 60 votes to advance in the US Senate, effectively putting in an indefinite limbo…

_____ (2021-06-24). US and Israel Vote 'No' as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba. popularresistance.org "The U.N. vote… on Cuba was a chance for President Biden to show global leadership," said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. "He failed miserably." | Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Padilla slammed the blockade as a "massive, flagrant, and unacceptable violation of the human rights of the Cuban people" and "an economic war of extraterritorial scope against a small country already affected in the recent period by the economic crisis derived from the pandemic."

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-24). US and Israel Vote 'No' as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba. globalresearch.ca

Raouf Halaby (2021-06-24). From Selma to Palestine. counterpunch.org Despite its shortcomings as an historical portrayal of the rabid racism that plagued the 1960's American South, CBS's June 20, 2021 Selma special drama did present a fair depiction of Dr. Martin L. King's role in African Americans' struggle to earn the right to vote as sanctioned by the Constitution of the United States. The movie's sanitized

Raouf Halaby (2021-06-24). From Selma to Palestine. counterpunch.org Despite its shortcomings as an historical portrayal of the rabid racism that plagued the 1960's American South, CBS's June 20, 2021 Selma special drama did present a fair depiction of Dr. Martin L. King's role in African Americans' struggle to earn the right to vote as sanctioned by the Constitution of the United States. The movie's

WSWS (2021-06-24). New Zealand: Wellington bus drivers reject union-backed sellout. wsws.org NZ Bus drivers voted down an offer that would have slashed their overtime and weekend rates, after a heated meeting in which drivers expressed their disgust with the Tramways Union for backing the deal.

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Nicaragua Calls for Lifting the US Blockade on Cuba. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega highlighted that the international community once again supported the immediate and complete end of the U.S.-economic blockade against Cuba. | RELATED: | On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved a resolution against the blockade with 184 votes in favor, 2 votes against, and 3 abstentions. | Ortega stated that the U.S. blockade has been nothing more than a mec…

Chris Agee (2021-06-24). Under Pandemic, United Nations Votes to Condemn Cruel and Illegal U.S. Blockade of Cuba—But There Is A Twist. covertactionmagazine.com 184 Countries Vote in the United Nations to Condemn U.S. Blockade of Cuba—But As Usual, Only Two Countries Vote Against the Resolution: the U.S. and Israel While Conditions in Cuba Under the Blockade are Worsening—Potentially Worse than the Special Period—Cuba's Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry May Help Them Out of the Pandemic On June 23rd, 184 …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-24). Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Living with World's End in Plain Sight. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. This editor's note introduced the single article that took up almost every inch of space in the August 31, 1946, New Yorker magazine: "TO OUR READERS: The New Yorker this week devotes its entire editorial space to an …

teleSUR (2021-06-24). EU Parliament Calls for Considering Abortion as a Human Right. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the European Parliament (EP) urged to decriminalize abortion and consider it a human right. This request was made through a non-binding resolution that was approved with 378 votes in favor, 255 votes against, and 42 abstentions. | RELATED: | This resolution, which was previously approved by the Commission on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, received the support of leftists, social democrats, environmentalists…

Daniel Borgstrà∂m (2021-06-24). Between the minutes at KPFA's board mtg. of May 15th. indybay.org A look at the New Day supporters who are the majority faction at KPFA, their GM who gives a report but takes no questions, the treasurer's story regarding the unpaid property taxes, the LSB vote on the proposed New Day bylaws, and an update on the ongoing lawsuit which began last December with an attempt to put Pacifica into receivership..

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-24). 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…

Golnaz Esfandiari (2021-06-24). Meet The New Boss: Iran's Raisi In His Own Words And Those Of Others. juancole.com ( RFE/RL ) — Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi has been declared the presumptive winner of Iran's June 18 presidential vote, which was marred by the disqualification of prominent moderates that paved the way for Raisi's path to presidency. Concerns have been raised that Raisi's rise to power could bring more social and political restrictions for …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-24). US Again Votes Against Ending Cuba Embargo at UN. news.antiwar.com The Biden administration on Wednesday Since 1992,

Staff (2021-06-24). Headlines for June 24, 2021. democracynow.org White House to Crack Down on Illegal Gun Dealers and Increase Police Funding, Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber Arrested at Nonviolent Protest Against Senate Filibuster, CDC Links COVID-19 Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis But Says Benefits Far Outweigh Risks, Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader's Profane Social Media Post Was Protected Speech, SCOTUS Cuts Off Union Organizers' Access to Farm Workers in Major Defeat for Organized Labor, ICE Force-Fed Immigrant Prisoners Who Went on Hunger Strike Against Poor Conditions, U.N. General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn U.S. Embargo on Cuba for 29th Time,…

Greg Palast (2021-06-24). Uncovered: Illegal Attack on 364,000 Georgia Voters. zcomm.org Pamela Reardon wants to stop Tamara Horne from voting.

Workers World Party (2021-06-24). PDF of June 24 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Struggle goes beyond Juneteenth Emancipation and resistance Editorial: Reparations and abolition Pride coverage: Bigotry behind SCOTUS ruling; Atlanta, Buffalo, Cleveland; Also: Consuewella Africa remembered; Reproductive rights under attack; Indigenous victory over pipeline; Kamala Harris & Wall Street; Biden, G7 and NATO. GLOBAL: Peru, Haiti, Palestinian Resistance, China. . . . |

_____ (2021-06-24). Biden, Putin and the Press. popularresistance.org Corporate media in the United States work hand in hand with the state and promote its neoliberal and imperialist agenda. There is great continuity from administration to administration and nowhere is that more obvious than in the realm of foreign policy. The duopoly war party consensus doesn't just dominate in the White House and Congress, but also in television news and newspapers. The recent summit meeting between Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin demonstrated that the media see themselves as governmental servants. They have little interest in being adversarial or keeping the public informed of any…

David Rosen (2021-06-24). When a President Lies. counterpunch.org Presidents lie — it goes with the job. If Biden lied about the U.S.'s role in innumerable coups and regime changes, one can only wonder what else he is lying about. More troubling, with the exception of NBC News and The Guardian, the mainstream media chose to ignore or avoid challenging Biden, thus reenforcing their role as echo chambers of Democratic-corporate establishment agenda.

Amy Souers Kober (2021-06-24). Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History. counterpunch.org It's hard to put into words what wild salmon mean to the Pacific Northwest. They are the heartbeat of the region's rivers, and the annual return of salmon from the Pacific Ocean helps sustain a web of life in the Columbia River Basin that includes more than 130 species, from eagles to black bears to

teleSUR (2021-06-24). The US Bans Import of Chinese Solar Energy Materials. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the United States banned the import of materials from the Chinese company Hoshine Silicon, which is one of the world's largest producers of silicon used to make solar panels. | RELATED: | The White House argued that this decision is a consequence of the commitments made at the G7 summit in Cornwall (U.K), where President Joe Biden promised…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-24). Don't Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. libya360.wordpress.com Ready for Revolution A joint statement from the US Out of Africa Network and Horn of Africa PALS. Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-24). How Biden Helped Iran's New Conservative President Come to Power. progressive.org The President's foot-dragging on rejoining the Iran nuclear deal will have adverse effects on his legacy.

Amanda Mills (2021-06-24). Democrats urge Biden to continue pause of student loan payments. nationofchange.org "The scheduled resumption of student loan payments in October could create a significant drag on our economic recovery."

Jane Marsh (2021-06-24). 3D printing assisting with the rise of geothermal plants. nationofchange.org President Biden plans on expanding all renewable energy sectors, including geothermal plants, as part of his Build Back Better policy.

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-06-24). How Biden Helped Iran's New Conservative President Come to Power. progressive.org The President's foot-dragging on rejoining the Iran nuclear deal will have adverse effects on his legacy.

sputniknews (2021-06-24). Democrats Reportedly Disheartened, Disillusioned Over Inability to Make Sweeping Legislative Changes. sputniknews.com Joe Biden successfully swept President Trump from power in November, with Democrats making gains in the House of Representatives and bringing Republicans within one seat of losing the Senate. However, since the passage of the latest Covid relief package in March, the president's party has failed to make much progress in passing major legislation.

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Admin Urged to Release Trans and HIV+ Asylum Seekers Following Deaths. truthout.org Image Credit: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement | Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant rights activists marched on the White House to call on the Biden administration to stop detaining trans asylum seekers, who often face severe abuse, discrimination and medical neglect in custody. Their actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died due to ICE negligence. Eight immigrant rights groups also sent a le…

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Urges Cities to Use COVID Funds to Hire More Police. truthout.org Racial justice advocates say President Biden's new plan for addressing crime and gun violence could encourage cities to divert pandemic relief funding away from communities and into the police departments that terrorize them. Moreover, they say, the plan does little to reverse decades of racist policies that both target and abandon Black, Indigenous and people of color, making their communities more vulnerable to violence. | As activists around the country call for a defunding of police, the White House announc…

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Administration Plans to Spend $109.8 Billion on Nuclear Submarines. truthout.org Groton and New London, Connecticut, are home to about 65,000 people, three colleges, the Coast Guard Academy, 15 nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed submarines capable of destroying the world many times over, and General Dynamics' Electric Boat, a multi-billion-dollar private corporation that offers stock options to its shareholders and mega-salaries to its top executives as it pockets taxpayer dollars and manufactures yet more of those stealthy, potentially world-ending machines. Whew! That was a long…

WSWS (2021-06-24). COVID-19 outbreak worsens in Taiwan amid vaccine row. wsws.org In addition to the big business-driven chaos of the government's response to the pandemic, the island's vaccine supply has been subordinated to the Biden administration's drive to use Taiwan as a tool to confront Beijing.

_____ (2021-06-24). More on Domestic Terrorism: Who Will Be the Target? strategic-culture.org We have been taught undesired and quite frankly hypocritical lessons by four presidents in a row and perhaps it is now time that we be left alone! | When the so-called war on domestic terrorism was declared quite early on in the Joe Biden Administration it provoked a wave of dissent from those who recognized that it would inevitably be used to stifle free speech and target constituencies that do not agree with the White House's plans for sweeping changes in how the country is governed. Some rightly pointed out that every time the Federal government declares war on anyone or anything, to include drugs, poverty, or…

Joan Walsh (2021-06-24). Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Turn Out to Be a Bridge to Nowhere? thenation.com Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Turn Out to Be a Bridge to Nowhere?

Staff (2021-06-24). End Trans Detention: Biden Admin Urged to Release Trans & HIV+ Asylum Seekers After Deaths, Neglect. democracynow.org Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant rights activists marched on the White House to call on the Biden administration to stop detaining trans asylum seekers, who often face severe abuse, discrimination and medical neglect in custody. Their actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died due to ICE negligence. Eight immigrant rights groups also sent a letter to the White House demanding the release of all transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS from immigrant detention centers. Jennicet Gutiérrez, a community organizer an…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-24). Why Washington is Fawning over Israel's New Government. zcomm.org Biden's doctrine on Israel and Palestine is simple. He does not want to make an actual commitment to relaunching the peace process…

Staff (2021-06-24). As Biden Pledges Police Funding to Curb Gun Violence, Activists Call for Community Investment. democracynow.org President Joe Biden has vowed to crack down on illegal gun dealers and to boost funding for police departments as part of an effort to combat a spike in gun violence across the country. Rejecting calls by activists to defund the police, Biden said cities could expand their police forces by diverting federal money allocated for the pandemic. He also pledged to strengthen enforcement of existing gun laws. The rise in gun violence can be traced back to "a lack of resources" in many communities, says Erica Ford, a longtime anti-violence activist in New York City and CEO and founder of LIFE Camp, Inc. "There's no job…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-24). Mass march in D.C. demands full, unobstructed voting rights. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For former Freedom Rider Suzanne Walsh, the Jan. 6 Trumpite invasion of the U.S. Capitol was the greatest threat to democracy in general and voting rights in particular since she dodged racists' rocks while campaigning for Black voting rights in Birmingham, Ala. So the soft-spoken grey-haired Walsh boarded a plane with 12 of her friends …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-24). Top U.S. general defends freedom, democracy, 'critical race theory' against the right. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In a stark contrast to perceptions of the military—and of the radical right—Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passionately defended freedom and democracy against slams from the Trumpite right, specifically from Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. "I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, …

The Associated Press (2021-06-24). Texas' Abbott Leads GOP Push for Trump-Style Border Measures. latinorebels.com In recent weeks, the Texas governor has rolled out get-tough plans and rhetoric not seen before even in Texas, where Republicans have spent a decade making border security the centerpiece of their agenda.

Staff (2021-06-24). House Judiciary Committee Examining Who Ordered DOJ Subpoenas on Dem Lawmakers. truthout.org Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are investigating whether officials in the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the Trump administration engaged in a "shadow operation" against individuals perceived to be adversaries of the former president. | House Judiciary chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York)

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-24). What happened to Glenn Greenwald? Trump happened and put the left's priorities to the test. dissidentvoice.org There's been a new public fracturing of the intellectual left, typified by an essay last week from Nathan J Robinson, editor of the small, independent, socialist magazine Current Affairs, accusing Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi of bolstering the right's arguments. He is the more reasonable face of what seems to be a new industry arguing …

sputniknews (2021-06-24). Twitterstorm as Indian Comedian Kunal Kamra Abuses PM Modi For Causing 'COVID Massacre' – Video. sputniknews.com Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has been in the news lately for a criminal contempt case against him. He allegedly critised the supreme court with a series of tweets for fast-tracking the hearing and granting bail to the Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in a 2018 "abetting suicide" case.

Robert Kellar QC (2021-06-24). Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look — Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Khan v. Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 the Supreme Court has revisited the principles to be applied in "wrongful birth" claims: claims for the cost of bringing up a disabled child who would not have been born but for a doctor's negligent medical advice/treatment. However, the judgment has implications beyond the world of clinical negligence litigation. …

Elie Mystal (2021-06-24). Yesterday's Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback. thenation.com Yesterday's Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback…

Staff (2021-06-24). Sen. Merkley on Voting Rights, the Filibuster & Why Infrastructure Deal Must Address Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Pressure is growing on Democrats to abolish the Senate filibuster in order to pass a major voting rights bill and other legislation. Republicans this week used the filibuster to prevent debate on the For the People Act, which would restore the protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act gutted by the Supreme Court eight years ago. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who is a lead sponsor of the For the People Act and self-described "Chief Filibuster Antagonist," says Republicans have broken the Senate's "social contract" of bipartisan cooperation in favor of total obstruction of all Democratic priorities. "The majority…

Caleb Granger (2021-06-24). Calls for justice grow after Houston officers fired over Jaquaree Simmons killing. liberationnews.org It would take months of unyielding pushback from his family for answers to begin to emerge about the circumstances surrounding Jaquaree Simmon's death, but thanks to the pressure from family and activists, that information is finally coming forward.

The Conversation (2021-06-24). Yellowstone is losing its snow as the climate warms, and that means widespread problems for water and wildlife — a new report details the changes. juancole.com By Bryan Shuman | — When you picture Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor, Grand Teton, the snowcapped peaks and Old Faithful Geyser almost certainly come to mind. Climate change threatens all of these iconic scenes, and its impact reaches far beyond the parks' borders. A new assessment of climate change in the two national …

Staff (2021-06-24). Demand Justice for assassinated Palestinian Nizar Banat: Down with Oslo! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of Palestinian organizer Nizar Banat, a stalwart fighter against corruption who worked tirelessly to end "security coordination" between Palestinian Authority security forces and the Israeli occupation regime, the framework underlying the Oslo Accords. Before his assassination early this morning, 24 June, by Palestinian Authority security forces, coming once again to detain him as a political prisoner, Banat has been repeatedly jailed, interrogated and tried by the Palestinian Authority. We urge Palestinians, Arabs…

Staff (2021-06-24). Demand Justice for assassinated Palestinian Nizar Banat: Down with Oslo! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of Palestinian organizer Nizar Banat, a stalwart fighter against corruption who worked tirelessly to end "security coordination" between Palestinian Authority security forces and the Israeli occupation regime, the framework underlying the Oslo Accords. Before his assassination early this morning, 24 June, by Palestinian Authority security forces, coming once again to detain him as a political prisoner, Banat has been repeatedly jailed, interrogated and tried by the Palestinian Authority. We urge Palestinians, Arabs…

WSWS (2021-06-24). Russian forces fire warning shots at UK destroyer HMS Defender over territorial encroachment in Black Sea. wsws.org The incident began with a major military and political provocation by the UK.

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-24). The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. peoplesdispatch.org The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban's return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). Erdogan, Putin chat about Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Just because Turkey uses its military, the second largest in NATO, and other influence against Russian allies and interests in Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Crimea, Cyprus, Donetsk, Libya, Lugansk, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Syria, Tajikistan, etc. in no way diminishes Putin's admiration for and affection toward his honored, esteemed and cherished partner. The leaders exchanged views on …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). Persian Gulf sheikhdoms back Azerbaijan's war in the Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Persian Gulf sheikhdoms back Azerbaijan's war in the Caucasus The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, met with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Saudi Arabia. The former stated, "the GCC has always supported the fair position" of Azerbaijan and its Turkish sponsor in last year's war against Nagorno-Karabakh. …

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). The future is being stolen, again. challenge-magazine.org Frank Rowley examines the future implications of public spending cuts for the youth of today; and the general lack of optimism and hope for the future capitalism produces among the youth and working people. | Recently the government announced that it is attempting to claw back cash for the public budget after the pandemic has blown a hole in their already miniscule spending, the proposed method for this is to both eliminate the pensions tax relief and slashing the pensions lifetime allowance. | For those unaware, tax relief is paid at a person's lower limit rate of income tax as an incentive to save money. But…

Moderator (2021-06-24). It's Long Past Time to End the 50-Year 'War on Drugs'. scheerpost.com Office of Public Affairs / CC BY 2.0] By Ellen Glover / OtherWords Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed and… |

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). Erdogan, Putin chat about Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Just because Turkey uses its military, the second largest in NATO, and other influence against Russian allies and interests in Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Crimea, Cyprus, Donetsk, Libya, Lugansk, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Syria, Tajikistan, etc. in no way diminishes Putin's admiration for and affection toward his honored, esteemed and cherished partner. If Erdogan was in fact …

sputniknews (2021-06-24). Washington Reportedly Plans to Send Afghans Who Helped US Troops to Third Countries to Await Visas. sputniknews.com The move comes in the wake of fears in the US intelligence community that the Afghan government may collapse within six and 12 months of the completion of the US withdrawal from the war-torn nation.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Taiwan Says It Needs To Prepare For War, As UK Warships Move Towards South China Sea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 23rd, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned that Taiwan needs to prepare for military conflict with China. | According to him, China's escalating military intimidation of Taiwan shows the self-governed island "needs to prepare" for a possible military conflict. | His warning came one week after the island reported the largest daily fly over by Chinese military planes into Taiwan's self-declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). | The flight included 28 Chinese warplanes, inc…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). Central Syria Insurgency: 60 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Hideouts As Terrorists Continue Their Attacks. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On June 23 and 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 60 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria's central region, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The Russian airstrikes targeted ISIS hideouts in: | The al-Bishri Mount on the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Ho…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Military Situation In Syria On June 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 35 times: 17 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 5 — in Aleppo province | On June 23, SAA reportedly killed more than 14 ISIS militants during combing operations in the deserts of Hama and Homs | On June 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Taqad, Tadil, Kafr Taal villages | On June 23, SAA artil…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Military Situation In Yemen On June 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 96 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). Russian Warplanes Bombed Outskirts Of Militant-Held Idlib City (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On June 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out at least three airstrikes on the western outskirts of Idlib city in northwestern Syria. | The airstrikes targeted buildings and fields in the village of Ein Shib. Idlib city and its outskirts are tightly controlled by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the Greater Idlib region…

Global Research News (2021-06-24). Selected Articles: The Spike Protein Is the Killer — Beware of mRNA "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca By It was early morning on Friday 4 October 2019 when calm finally prevailed in the streets nea…

South Front (2021-06-24). Ukraine and UK to Build Warships, Establish Naval Bases Together. globalresearch.ca

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-06-24). Comfortably Numb: the Sackler Oxycontin Cartel. counterpunch.org China has an opium problem — again. And an American family is to blame. As the avid historian of China's insulated dynastic past knows, the Century of Humiliation, from 1839-1939, had as its centerpiece the Opium Wars fought by the Qing dynasty against the British to prevent its subjects going from casual opium users to

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). Russia Says British Destroyer's Action a Provocation, Violation of International Law. news.antiwar.com The Kremlin voiced regret (the word of the Russian government news agency TASS) over yesterday's incident — that should be Incident — with the British guided-missile destroyer HMS Defender targeting its missiles at Crimea while in Russian territorial waters. One might try to imagine which word or words the White House and State Department — …

_____ (2021-06-24). War… It's Just a Shot Away as Brits Provoke Russia. strategic-culture.org It sounds almost incredible that a war situation was only a shot away in such a grim face-off between NATO member Britain and Russia. | Russian patrol vessels fired warning shots at an armed British warship after it breached Russian territorial waters this week. Then a SU-24 fighter jet dropped bombs in the path of the British destroyer apparently forcing it out of Russian waters. | It sounds almost incredible that a war situation was only a shot away in such a grim face-off between NATO member Britain and Russia. | But what's also condemnable is that the incendiary incident was a deliberate provocation by Britai…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-24). White House: Still No Taliban Attacks on US Troops. news.antiwar.com While some opponents of the Afghan peace deal continue agitating to delay the pullout even further, the White House reported Wednesday that the US has seen no new violence from the Taliban against US troops at all, and that indeed That's an impressive span of time, because while not attacking US troops was part of the deal, the US repeatedly stepped up attacks on the Taliban, and stil…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-24). Infighting: Two Killed, 15 Wounded as Yemen Separatists Clash. news.antiwar.com Yemen is no stranger to fighting, and the city of Aden on Wednesday night Fighting centered around a checkpoint and the education ministry building, as one tried to disarm the other. The STC leader ended the fighting by ordering both brigades to withdraw from the area, and calm quickly returned. | The STC intends to restore the Republic…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). With 1,000 Troops in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Its Turkish Ally Hold Military Exercise on Armenian Border. news.antiwar.com Azerbaijan and its "one nation, two states" big brother Turkey started tactical exercises on June 21 with troops from the garrison in the Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan and from the Turkish armed forces. According to an Armenian news source the drills are being held near the Armenian border, as they frequently are, both drills in …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). Persian Gulf Sheikhdoms Back Azerbaijan's War in the Caucasus. news.antiwar.com The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, met with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Saudi Arabia. The former stated, "the GCC has always supported the fair position" of Azerbaijan and its Turkish sponsor in last year's war against Nagorno-Karabakh. The same GCC that supported the "fair position" of …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-24). US Intelligence Says Kabul Could Fall 6 Months After Pullout. news.antiwar.com As the US is pulling out of Afghanistan, Western media has been full of stories warning that the Afghan government will collapse shortly after the US leaves. On Wednesday, While mainstream media reports citing anonymous officials are not the most trustworthy sources, the story is notable because hawks want to use what t…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-24). Report: Iranian Facility Targeted in Attack Was on List of Targets Israel Gave to US. news.antiwar.com Iran is downplaying a Wednesday attack that targeted a centrifuge production building in a small city outside of Tehran. Iranian officials say the attack was thwarted, while Israeli media is reporting damage was done. | When it comes to covert attacks inside Iran, Israel is the obvious suspect, although Israeli officials rarely take credit.

Jason Ditz (2021-06-24). Iran: IAEA Monitoring Deal Will Be Extended Only After It Expires. news.antiwar.com The existing Iran-IAEA The monitoring deal first came into effect in mid-February, after Iran's parliament ordered the end to certain voluntary access given to the IAEA. This was meant to protest Israel assassinating a top scientist. | That three month deal expired on May 24, and was e…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). US Expanding Global Missile Shield System to Asia-Pacific. news.antiwar.com The U.S. and its allies are building up the Asia-Pacific flank of their evolving global interceptor missile system, one which could render useless the retaliatory capacity — hence the deterrence capability — of nations targeted in a first-strike assault. The Pentagon and NATO have installed Standard Missile-3 anti-ballistic missiles in Romania and will soon do …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-24). Report: US, China Might Hold Diplomatic Talks Next Week. news.antiwar.com According to a The last time Wang and Blinken met was in March,

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-24). US, Israel Continue Close Coordination on Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Avi Kohavi The IDF released a statement that said Kohavi reiterated the "failures of the current nuclear deal" in meetings with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and US military officials on Wednesday. "Throughout the day, the chief of staff has presented possible ways to prevent Iran fro…

Staff (2021-06-24). State Lawmakers Are Using a Powerful Tool to Mandate Renewable Energy Use. truthout.org As we work to combat the climate crisis, it's clear that electricity providers must shift toward using more renewable energy to generate power. Clearly, more regulations are needed. But depending on where you are in the country, the word "regulation" is met with heavy resistance. So, why not try a reframe? | Some clever folks did just that. They came up with the label "Renewable Portfolio Standard," also called "Renewable Energy Standards," a policy approach that has spread rapidly with real imp…

Jonathan Lockhart (2021-06-24). Critical Race Theory: The right's latest target in the culture wars. greenleft.org.au The attack on Critical Race Theory is the latest right-wing onslaught against "cultural Marxism" and its supposed hidden intention to destroy Western civilisation, writes Jonathan Lockhart.

Kim Ives (2021-06-24). Haiti: A new revolutionary period takes shape. greenleft.org.au A form of "people's war" is emerging in Haiti, according to Kim Ives, where people are sick and tired of poverty and being used by elites.

Jacob Andrewartha (2021-06-24). Communities fight to save their swimming pools. greenleft.org.au Jacob Andrewartha reports on two communities fighting local councils to save their outdoor public swimming pools.

Editor2 (2021-06-24). Interview with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). orinocotribune.com The following is an interview that I conducted with a representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Comrade Guevara Hadad. | Q: Of course we are aware that your movement rejects the so-called "two-state solution" in Palestine. What kind of Palestine is your organisation fighting for? Many prominent anti-Zionist activists advocate for what is known as a "one-state solution", or a "bi-national state", that is, one, secular, democratic state with fully equal rights for all, irrespective of race or faith, and with the right of return for Palestinian refugees, what is the PFLP's view on s…

Editor2 (2021-06-24). Interview with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). orinocotribune.com Q: Of course we are aware that your movement rejects the so-called "two-state solution" in Palestine. What kind of Palestine is your organisation fighting for? Many prominent anti-Zionist activists advocate for what is known as a "one-state solution", or a "bi-national state", that is, one, secular, democratic state with fully equal rights for all, irrespective of race or faith, and with the right of return for Palestinian refugees, what is the PFLP's view on such a proposal? | A: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is a militant political party that fights and works to educate, organize and lead th…

The Canary (2021-06-24). UK and EU making positive progress on 'sausage war' truce, says minister. thecanary.co The environment secretary said there are "positive indications" that a truce will be reached in the "sausage war" trade dispute with the European Union (EU) over the The UK has applied for an extension to a grace period allowing chilled meats to continue being shipped from Great Britain to the north of Ireland after the end of this month. That's when the current arrangements are due to expire. | Downing Street told reporters on Wednesday it had received no reply to its formal request for an extension and that work bet…

The Canary (2021-06-24). Plans to designate two English landscapes as new protected areas. thecanary.co Two English landscapes could be designated as new protected areas under plans being put forward by the government. | Areas of outstanding natural beauty: | Ministers have also launched a programme to fund farmers and landowners in protected landscapes to help nature and people — with projects such as creating ponds, improving public access, or reducing carbon emissions or plastic use on farms. | The Yorkshire Wolds and the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge will be considered for status as areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), while the existing Surrey Hills and Chilterns AONBs could be extended under…

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-24). Civil War in Afghanistan Will Threaten Afghanistan, China and Pakistan. zcomm.org There are two forms of war that exist in Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-06-24). Report: "Free Georges Abdallah!" heard worldwide during Week of Action. samidoun.net From Austin to Paris, Toulouse to Gaza, Vancouver to Tunis, organizations and activists protested, marched and organized to free Georges Abdallah between 12 and 19 June. The International Week of Action to Free Georges Abdallah, called for by the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah, included film screenings, demonstrations and other events to free the imprisoned Lebanese Communist revolutionary and struggler for Palestinian liberation. Imprisoned in France since 1984, he is today Europe's longest-held political prisoner. Georges Abdallah himself delivered a statement for the Week of Action, sa…

Staff (2021-06-24). 25 June, NYC: Justice for Nizar Banat! Emergency protest to dismantle the P.A. and end the Oslo Accords. samidoun.net Friday, 25 June 4 pm Palestinian Authority UN Representation 116 E 65th St, NYC Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/s/justice-for-ni… Protest and organize to demand justice and accountability — and the liberation of Palestine! Demand Justice for assassinated Palestinian Nizar Banat: Down with Oslo! | The article

Staff (2021-06-24). 25 June, Toulouse: Stand Palestine — Boycott Teva, Boycott Israel! samidoun.net Friday, 25 June 2021 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Metro Bagatelle — Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/984320168999488/ On Friday June 25 from 11am to 1pm, Collectif Palestine Vaincra is organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Bagatelle metro in Toulouse to promote the boycott of Teva and the boycott of Israel Israel. Israeli pharmaceutical firm Teva pays Israel millions of dollars in taxes every year. We call for a boycott of Teva and a boycott of Israel because we are anti-colonial and anti-racist activists! Do not hesitate to come and participate in this initiative with us, collect fr…

David Cronin (2021-06-24). Pinkwashing apartheid, Belgium refuses to protect Palestinians. electronicintifada.net Gaza's refugees treated callously by authorities in Brussels.

Staff (2021-06-24). Rise in Fake News Tarnishing Venezuela's Mass Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com Since the transformation process led by Commander Hugo Chávez began, Venezuela has continuously been in the eye of the media hurricane. A good research project for the new generations of communicators and journalists would be to make a detailed inventory of the many and varied lies against the Bolivarian Revolution, all set against the country and its people over the last two decades. The media disinformation campaign has even worsened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Surely the list of falsehoods will be as surprising as it is extensive. But perhaps it has been in these last 5 or 6 years of extreme aggre…

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela Celebrates Cuba's Victory at UN in Resolution Against US Blockade. orinocotribune.com "Once again the world rejects the imperialist aggression against the island of dignity, our heroic Cuba. 184 nations of the five continents rejected the blockade," said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday, June 23, following the UN General Assembly's approval, by an overwhelming margin, of the resolution demanding an end to the illegal blockade that the United States has maintained against the island for more than 60 years. | On his Twitter account, @NicolasMaduro, the Venezuelan head of state posted that this victory is "a clear sign of the emergence of a new world, without hegemon, more humane and…

Staff (2021-06-24). President Maduro Inaugurates Monument to the Battle of Carabobo Bicentennial (+ Photos). orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, June 23, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, attended the inauguration of monuments built and restored as part of the Bicentenary of the Battle of Carabobo and the Bolivarian Army Day. "Two hundred years later and here we are a united and victorious people, standing tall, and proud of our history," said President Maduro from Campo de Carabobo near Valencia, Carabobo state. | "It was Commander Chávez who brought Bolívar to walk alongside the Venezuelan people," added the head of state. | President Maduro recalled that Bolívar was betrayed time and again, but his project was sealed in history.

_____ (2021-06-24). Anti-Imperialists Convene in Venezuela for Carabobo Bicentennial Congress. popularresistance.org Venezuela has launched a bold call for unity among the left at the International Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, taking place this week in Caracas, June 21st to 24th. Conceived by worker-president Nicolás Maduro Moros, the Congress is a socialist and a worldwide initiative. It proposes the Anti-Imperialist Platform of the Working Class. The Bicentennial celebrates the victory of Simon Bolivar's armies over the royal troops of Madrid in the territory that became Venezuela.

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Venezuela Starts Bicentennial Celebrations. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Thursday morning, Venezuelans began the celebrations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Carabobo Battle, the military exploit that consolidated the independence of their country on June 24, 1821. | RELATED: | The celebrations for the bicentennial of independence began with a ceremony in honor of the patriots held at the National Pantheon. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino and Boliva…

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Venezuela Fights New Battles for Its Independence. telesurenglish.net Regarding the celebration of the bicentennial of Venezuelan independence, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino recalled that his country is waging a new Battle of Carabobo due to the aggressions that the United States and its regional allies carry out against the Bolivarian people. | RELATED: | "Could it be that we are waging the third Battle of Carabobo?… I would dare to say so. The People have the reins of a civic-mi…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-24). Anti-Imperialists Convene in Venezuela for Carabobo Bicentennial Congress. libya360.wordpress.com Cindy Forster Opening day of the Bicentennial Congress of Peoples of the World in Caracas, Venezuela. June 21, 2021. Photo: Twitter @dannyshawcuny Venezuela has launched a bold call for unity among the left at the International Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, taking place this week in Caracas, June 21st to 24th. Conceived…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-24). 200 Years Since the Battle of Carabobo. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Today marks 200 years since the Battle of Carabobo in Venezuela, the battle which dealt the deadly blow to Spanish colonialism and which would secure independence a couple of months later. This week, social movements from five continents are gathered in Caracas for the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World to…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-24). Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World in Venezuela unites anti-Imperialist, anti-neoliberal struggles. peoplesdispatch.org Over 600 political leaders, intellectuals, activists and representatives of various progressive organizations, social movements and trade unions from across the globe met in Caracas to take part in an international forum, aimed at uniting people's struggles against imperialism and neoliberalism…

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-24). 'Turning right, repressing left': How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course. greenleft.org.au In the face of a deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela's government has turned right on policy while repressing the left. Antonio GonzaÃÅlez Plessmann speaks to Green Left about the situation.

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-24). 'Turning right, repressing left': Under pressure, Venezuela's Maduro shifts course. greenleft.org.au In the face of a prolonged and deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela's government has embarked on a "turn to the right" in economic policy, while resorting to repression against the left. Federico Fuentes speaks with human rights activist Antonio GonzaÃÅlez Plessmann about the situation.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). China Equipped Syrian Army To Combat Turkistan Islamic Party In Greater Idlib — Report. southfront.org File image. | China has supplies the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with military equipment to combat the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, the Syrian An off…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Mayorsk shelled the 6/7 Mine in Gorlovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pivdenne shelled the Gagarin Mine in Gorlovka with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Novoselovka shelled DPR positions in Krasniy Partizan 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled DPR positions in Staromikhailovka with grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Marinka shelled DPR positions in Aleksandrovka with grenade launchers | 6. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in N…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-24). With 1,000 troops in Armenia, Azerbaijan and its Turkish ally hold military exercise on Armenian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com With 1,000 troops in Armenia, Azerbaijan and its Turkish ally hold military exercise on Armenian border Azerbaijan and its "one nation, two states" big brother Turkey started tactical exercises on June 21 with troops from the garrison in the Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan and from the Turkish armed forces. According to an Armenian news source …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-24). 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 …

Thomas Klikauer — Catherine Link (2021-06-24). Capital, Profits and Wages in 2021. counterpunch.org One might begin the journey into capital, profits and wages with a helpdesk worker called Erin. Erich was, despite having numerous degrees, squeezed into an open-plan office until the Coronavirus pandemic hit her workplace. Erin works around forty hours a week, thus making $480.- a week, or $23,000 a year. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the annual real median personal income at $35,977 in 2019.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-06-24). Key workers denied 'dignity, security and safety' through lack of sick pay. thecanary.co New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 24 June shows that one in 12 key workers in Britain don't currently qualify for statutory sick pay — and haven't over the course of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TUC is calling on the government to provide decent sick pay for all workers to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to self-isolate. | Frontline workers at risk: | TUC highlights that many frontline key workers are at greater risk from contracting coronavirus than those who are able to work from home. In spite of this, the body has found that in Britain, mo…

WSWS (2021-06-24). Australian state government rejects calls for lockdown as Sydney Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org The NSW Liberal government is essentially declaring that it will do nothing to stem a rapidly-growing outbreak of one of the most infectious variants of COVID, in the country's largest city.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 …

DLI (2021-06-24). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-06-24). 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.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-24). 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.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-24). 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…

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). Protest erupts in Brazil in retaliation to Bolsonaro COVID disaster. challenge-magazine.org Bolsonaro's government has not made a concerted effort to fight the pandemic, on the contrary, the president has sought to undermine the legitimacy of COVID-19 as a genuine threat and has actively obstructed plans to improve the country's situation. Only 11% of Brazil's 211 million people have been vaccinated, and acquisitions of new vaccines have been made few and far between.

Joseph A. Ladapo (2021-06-24). Are COVID Vaccines Riskier than Advertised? globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-24). Pfizer COVID Vaccine Linked to Rare Blood Clot Disorder, Israeli Researchers Say. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-24). Governments abandon COVID-19 restrictions as Delta variant surges worldwide. wsws.org Epidemiologists and public health experts are ringing the alarm about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, and at least partially resistant to some vaccines.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-06-24). CDC Finds More Cases than Expected of Heart Inflammation After COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

news.un (2021-06-24). 91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR. news.un.org UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.

news.un (2021-06-24). UN chief urges European Parliament to support COVID vaccines for all. news.un.org The European Union (EU) must use its leverage to ensure people everywhere have access to COVID-19 vaccines, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Fight Back (2021-06-24). La Pandemia, Las Elecciones y Resistencia Anti-Imperialista: Una entrevista con un líder Sandinista. fightbacknews.org °Lucha y Resiste! entrevistó un líder del sector de Juventud del Frente Sandinista Liberación Nacional, Rosalía Bohórquez. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øCon cuáles organizaciones estás un integrante? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Juventud Sandinista. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øCómo sucedió la experiencia con el Covid-19 en Nicaragua? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Nicaragua tomó una actitud preventiva desde que se declaró la pandemia. Gracias al modelo de salud comunitario se logró hacer una campaña de concientización casa a casa, en todos los barrios del país, seguido a esto se inició un mapeo de salud para iden…

news.un (2021-06-24). COVID pandemic fuelling major increase in drug use worldwide: UN report. news.un.org Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That's among the key findings of the latest annual report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people's health and livelihoods.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff (2021-06-24). Pediacide — Vaccine Risks for Kids. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-24). Australian government's vaccine guidelines change again. wsws.org Currently Australia has distributed a total of 5.52 million doses, reaching around 20 percent of the population, with only 3 percent fully vaccinated.

Charlotte Pence Bond (2021-06-24). Philippines President Threatens to Jail Citizens Who Refuse Vaccine. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-06-24). Instead of Verdi's fruitless strike calls, workers at Amazon in Germany need independent action committees! wsws.org Verdi wants to be recognised by the company because the union officials are afraid that otherwise, resistance against the brutal methods of exploitation could develop spontaneously, uncontrolled, and explosively.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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. …

news.un (2021-06-24). UN pushes for lasting ceasefire, more humanitarian deliveries in Gaza. news.un.org The cessation of hostilities negotiated last month between Israel and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, remains "very fragile", the UN envoy there told the Security Council on Thursday.

The Socialist Program (2021-06-24). Stock Markets: Making the Rich Richer for 400 Years. liberationnews.org The Socialist Program discusses the Marxist understanding of the role played by stock markets in capitalism.

Ken Klippenstein (2021-06-24). US Military Training Document Says Socialists Represent "Terrorist" Ideology. globalresearch.ca

Akela Lacy (2021-06-24). Socialist India Walton Will Be Buffalo's Next Mayor. zcomm.org Walton ousted a four-term incumbent to win Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary. She'll be the first woman, socialist, and abolitionist to hold the job…

Julia Conley (2021-06-24). Socialist India Walton Wins Upset Victory in Buffalo Mayoral Race. zcomm.org "We do the work," the Democrat said after her primary win. "And we deserve a government that works with and for us."

Staff (2021-06-24). One city's innovative approach to supporting worker-ownership. therealnews.com In the final installment of TRNN's deep dive into how worker cooperatives are coping with the pandemic, Jaisal Noor explores how one city is helping to increase worker ownership of local businesses. Worker cooperatives are typically hampered by a lack of access to capital; however, in 2009, a coalition of local leaders and anchor institutions in Cleveland decided to change that. We talk to worker-owners at Evergreen Cooperatives about the challenges, benefits, and limitations of worker cooperatives.

_____ (2021-06-24). SF Tenant Lawyers Anticipate Flood of Evictions. popularresistance.org The statewide moratorium on evictions for unpaid rents that were due during the pandemic ends June 30 — and recent legislation by San Francisco lawmakers will not change that. State officials are working to extend the moratorium but have yet to reach an agreement. Prochovnick is preparing for a cascade that could overwhelm the city's free legal defense system if state talks fall through and throngs of residents get pushed from their homes.

Frank Scott (2021-06-24). The Capitalist Pandemic, The Assault on Consciousness, and America's Status as Chosen People of the Planet. dissidentvoice.org The new CEO fronting for America Inc. completed his first meeting among our Euro lapdogs — officially known as NATO — and had a more important meeting with Putin in which, according to media servants of market forces, he let him know who's boss of the universe. Politely, of course, because even this glorified clerk …

Fight Back (2021-06-24). Hennepin County AFSCME members hold contract campaign kick-off rally. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On June 22, more than 150 members of AFSCME who work for Hennepin County held a boisterous rally in front of the Hennepin County Government Center to kick off their 2021 contract negotiations. The AFSCME locals at Hennepin County are Locals 2822, 34, 552, 1719, 2864 and 2938, collectively representing many thousands of public sector workers employed by the county. | The AFSCME members have led many important fights throughout the pandemic, including fights to keep their workers at home safe, to keep folks paid and avoid layoffs, to require face coverings and other safety protocols for onsite wor…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-06-24). US' Pathway to Iran Has Thorny Shrubs. globalresearch.ca

Norman Solomon (2021-06-24). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Editor (2021-06-24). Critique of the misunderstanding concerning Marx's base-superstructure spatial metaphor. mronline.org I think Marx offers us blue and red for us to make purple, indubitably the most beautiful color keeping with Plato. In essence, both misunderstandings are partly correct—the economic foundation determines the superstructure, but the superstructure can also influence the economic foundation. | June 24, 2021…

Editor (2021-06-24). Juneteenth: A Marxist perspective. mronline.org This year's commemoration of Juneteenth—the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated—is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win! | June 24, 2021…

Shaw Drake (2021-06-24). Unaccompanied Children's Well-Being Must Come First at Fort Bliss and Across Texas. aclu.org "A Border Patrol facility is no place for a child," We could not agree more. | Border Patrol facilities hav…

_____ (2021-06-24). Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 22. strategic-culture.org If white supremacy and 'systemic racism' were genuine problems, America would not be a major destination for migrant flows as it now is, Robert Bridge writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss his article.

Angela (2021-06-24). Sunday 6/27: #Demilitarize: Los Angeles to Palestine (Divest from Weapons Manufacturing). indybay.org Boeing | 1916 E Imperial Hwy, El Segundo, CA | (On the corner of PCH & Imperial Hwy)…

Angela (2021-06-24). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Sue Bolton (2021-06-24). Break military ties with Israel. greenleft.org.au Australian ties to Israeli weapons corporations make it complicit in Palestine atrocities, argues Sue Bolton.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured Khash district in Badakhshan province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Ab Band and Qara Bagh in Ghazni province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Khanjan, Tala Wa Barfak in Baghlan province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured Sayed Karam district in Paktia province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly captured Arza district in Logar province | On June 23, Taliban reportedly…

teleSUR (2021-06-24). Bolivarian Alliance Holds Presidential Summit in Caracas. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples' Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) will hold a high-level summit in Caracas. | RELATED: | Founded as an alternative to the U.S.-led Free Trade Area of the Americas, the ALBA-TCP seeks to alleviate poverty and promote socioeconomic reform in Latin America through trade agreements that meet each country's needs rather than through free-market p…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-24). "Putting Lipstick on a Pig": Why Washington is Fawning over Israel's New Government. dissidentvoice.org 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," Obama said at a campaign event in 2008. The maxim indicates that superficial changes …

Kerry Smith (2021-06-24). Should the Tokyo Olympics be cancelled? greenleft.org.au NOlympics Action Sydney is calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics due to humanitarian concerns. Kerry Smith reports.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-24). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-24). Angela Davis Becomes ILWU Local 10 Honorary Member On Juneteenth 2021. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 on June 19, 2021 Juneteenth made Angela Davis an honorary member of the longshore union local. The other honorary members are Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King.

Alan MacLeod (2021-06-24). With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-24). Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified. popularresistance.org A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. In her decision, Judge Glennys McVeigh rejected the government's arguments that the proposed suit failed to meet the legal grounds for certification although individuals could sue on their own, and that the claim had no prospect of success.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-24). 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Turkey's Attempt At Military Self-Sufficiency Now Includes Automated Turret. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Turkey's efforts to modernize its military might with indigenous equipment are all-encompassing, as developments in every domain are on-going. | Turkey's state-controlled military electronics company Aselsan unveiled the first of what will become an upgraded armored combat vehicle used by the military. | In the first phase of the upgrade program, Aselsan will modernize 133 vehicles, lengthening their life span and survivability. | The first batch of vehicles is part of a whole convoy of…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-24). The Insurgency Against Big Oil. dissidentvoice.org While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken. Three titans of oil fame — Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron — faced a range of decisions in May that promise to dramatically shape their future operations. The point is not negligible, …

Andrew Korybko (2021-06-24). Dangerous Black Sea Security Incident. Is the UK Trying to Sabotage Russia's Rapprochement with the West. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-06-24). Assange is still in jail. mronline.org Julian Assange remains in a maximum security jail, despite never being sentenced for anything but a long ago served spell for bail-jumping, and despite the U.S. Government's request for extradition having been refused. | June 24, 2021…

John Wojcik (2021-06-24). Adams takes tentative lead in NYC primary count; Wiley not out yet. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams took a very tentative lead this week after the initial round of counting in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary, but it is expected that it may be well into July before a winner is known. The victor will be the person who comes out on top in the …

Shawgi Tell (2021-06-24). Neoliberal State Restructuring: Charter School Promoters Bypass Elected Governance and Impose Rule By Decree. dissidentvoice.org While democracy has always been limited and restricted in societies based on the "free market" and private ownership, one of the main things detested by the pro-privatization fanatics behind segregated charter schools operated by unelected individuals are the long-standing duly-elected school boards that govern America's 100,000 public schools. Publicly-elected school boards are a huge thorn …

Anonymous765 (2021-06-24). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 24, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). Russian Nuclear-Capable Tu-22M3 Bombers Spotted Again in Syria (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers. Source: Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Russia has reportedly redeployed a number of Tu-22M3 long-range, nuclear-capable bombers in Hmeimim Air Base, Syria. | On June 22, Syrian sources shared footage on social media showing at least one Tu-22M3 flying over the coastal province of Lattakia, where the Russian Air Base is located. The footage is yet to be verified. | The Ministry of Defense of Russia has not announced the deployment, yet. If confirmed, this will be the second time the swing-wing b…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-24). Two South African Brothers Vanish With $3.6Bn In Bitcoin In Crypto's Biggest Scam Yet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Two South African brothers have disappeared, along with 69,000 Bitcoin, worth $3.6 billion from their own cryptocurrency investment platform. | A Cape Town law firm hired by investors says they can't locate the brothers and has reported the matter to the Hawks, an elite unit of the national police force. | It's also told crypto exchanges across the globe should any attempt be made to convert the digital coins. | Following a surge in Bitcoin's value in the past year, the disappearance of ab…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-24). Security Chaos Back In Syria's Al-Hol Camp. southfront.org Illustrative image: UNICEF/UN0277723/Souleiman | In light of two new incidents in the camp during the past two days, the security chaos and assassinations renewed in the Al-Hol camp in the eastern countryside of Hasakah, which is under the control of the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF). | A local source said that a Russian woman from the ISIS family detained in the Al-Hol camp was subjected to an assassination attempt by extremist women loyal to the terrorist organization. | According to the source the 36-year-old Russia…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). Houthi Drones Keep Coming: At Least Six Shot Down Over Southern Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | The Saudi-led coalition intercepted a total of six "booby-trapped" drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) over the last few days. | A single drone was intercepted on June 22. It was reportedly heading to attack a target in the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. Early on June 23, the second drone was shot down while it was on its way to the southern city of Jizan. In the afternoon of the same day, four drones were shot down over the Kingdom's so…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-24). Turkey's Bayraktar Akƒ±ncƒ± Drone Spotted With Heavy Guided Bomb (Photos). southfront.org Akƒ±ncƒ± combat drone of Bayraktar at Teknofest, 17 September 2019, By Wikimedia user (CeeGee). | Turkey's drone manufacturer Baykar has begun testing a heavy guided bomb on the Bayraktar Akinci combat drone. | On June 23, Baykar Chief Technology Officer Bugàºnd…

C.J. Atkins (2021-06-24). Before Stonewall: Queer liberation's Communist Party roots. peoplesworld.org The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and '70s—wouldn't exist without the Communist Party USA. That might sound like a big claim to make, but it was Communist ideology and political strategy that provided the theoretical and practical architecture of the earliest effort to …

Paul Haeder (2021-06-24). Too Many Years Teaching at Multiple Locations in Multiple Situations with Diverse Students: Need Not Apply! dissidentvoice.org Duties — Teacher, US Forest Service, Yachats, OR Summary This position is located on the Angell Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Center in Yachats, OR. The incumbent is responsible for providing classroom instruction to students in a variety of academic subjects. For more information about the duties of this position, please contact BBF at: @usda.govor 541-547- …

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-24). The Heat: Latin America turning to the left. america.cgtn.com Latin America is moving back to the left, politically speaking. We will take a look at the latest developments and what that could mean for the region.

_____ (2021-06-24). More arrests along Enbridge Line 3. popularresistance.org Three people were arrested Monday at a prayer lodge along the Mississippi River near an Enbridge construction site as questions persist that the pipeline work is worsening water shortages in northern Minnesota.

_____ (2021-06-24). New Climate Research From a Year-Long Arctic Expedition Raises an Ozone Alarm in the High North. popularresistance.org As greenhouse gases heated the surface of the planet, the researchers said, they have also, during the past 50 years, cooled the upper layers of the atmosphere over the Arctic. In the colder stratosphere, long-lived pollutants like chlorofluorocarbons and halons from refrigerants and industrial solvents break down and release chlorine and bromine, which react with sunlight to destroy ozone.

_____ (2021-06-24). Evidence shows US plotted coup in Belarus. popularresistance.org Belarus' defense minister says there is "irrefutable" evidence of the involvement of the United States in a coup attempt in the European country.

_____ (2021-06-24). Here's Where People of Color Can't Access Opportunity Without A Car. popularresistance.org All six of the cities analyzed in the group's new Transit Equity Dashboard — Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington — rank in the top 10 largest transit systems in the United States by ridership (a seventh portal for the Boston region is forthcoming). Nonetheless, TransitCenter found that having public transportation doesn't mean it's getting people where they need to go — and that there are huge gaps in access between the most- and least-privileged residents.

Ernst Wolff (2021-06-24). The Digital Financial Complex: Central Bank Digital Currencies, The End of All Democracy? globalresearch.ca

James Bradley (2021-06-24). How FDR Was Manipulated and Betrayed by His Own Naval Intelligence Chief in the Fateful Last Months of WWII. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Shawgi Tell (2021-06-24). Mounting Debts, Bankruptcies, Inflation, Mass Unemployment: The Financial Establishment Promotes "Economic Nonsense" and Incoherent Analysis. globalresearch.ca

David DeGraw (2021-06-24). Follow the Science on PSYOPS to Understand the Enslavement of Humanity. globalresearch.ca

Craig Murray (2021-06-24). Black Ops in the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-24). Toxic Corporations Are Destroying the Planet's Soil. globalresearch.ca

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-06-24). Kenneth Kaunda, 97, Played a Major Role in the African Liberation Struggle. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-24). India's Farmers and the Neoliberal Playbook. counterpunch.org Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big companies determining what food is grown, how it is grown, what is in it and who sells it. This model involves highly processed food adulterated with chemical inputs ending up in large near-monopoly supermarket chains or fast-food outlets that rely on industrial-scale farming. While

Liz Theoharis (2021-06-24). Have We Entered America's Third Era of Reconstruction? counterpunch.org 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,

George Ochenski (2021-06-24). Bad Drought and Dead Trout: a Foreseeable and Avoidable Tragedy. counterpunch.org Well, here we are. The brown trout are disappearing from Montana's fabled streams and rivers and all of Montana's coldwater fisheries may soon follow. Unfortunately, it takes a crisis before our politicians and agencies decide to do what's necessary instead of what's politically expedient. So now our streams will be shut down, fish will die,

Lawrence Reichard (2021-06-24). Is Big Aqua Tanking? counterpunch.org According to globenewswire.com, global aquaculture generated 2018 revenues of $271.66 billion, and is expected to grow to $376.48 billion by 2025. Well, unless it doesn't. As marine fish stocks experience widespread decline, Big Aqua is rushing to fill the void with all manner of manufactured frankenfish. Nary a week passes without a new industry scheme

Joseph Grosso (2021-06-24). Apocalypse Not: Conservatives and New York. counterpunch.org New York has always stirred the imagination of doomsayers. The city has been totaled by every means literature and Hollywood has been able to conjure up. There has always been the huge anti-urban strain of American culture, which as the largest city in the country New York has the served as the most obvious target.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Adams leads NYC mayoral race, two upstate New York incumbents ousted. wsws.org The final result of the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City will not be known until July, but the former police captain and Brooklyn borough president holds a sizeable lead.

WSWS (2021-06-24). UAW and Volvo resume talks as striking Volvo Trucks workers kept in the dark. wsws.org The United Auto Workers and Volvo Trucks executives resumed negotiations in Charlotte, North Carolina Wednesday as the strike by nearly 3,000 workers continued at the global truck manufacturer's largest plant.

WSWS (2021-06-24). US film studios attempt to attract audiences back to theaters. wsws.org The effort is characterized by the predictable shortsightedness, pragmatism and greed with which one normally associates the movie business.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Industrial waste, unplanned urbanization blight Turkey's Sea of Marmara. wsws.org The marine mucilage, or sea snot, in the Sea of Marmara has continued to spread over the past months, exacerbating pollution and threatening sea creatures.

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