Daily Archives: June 25, 2021

2021-06-25: News Headlines

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-25). Nicaragua's Benedict Arnolds: Political Opposition as Organized Crime. globalresearch.ca Ever since they lost badly in the 2011 elections to the Frente Sandinista, Nicaragua's political opposition has divided into conventional political parties working in the country's legislature and an extra-parliamentary opposition based in local NGOs. |

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Norman Solomon (2021-06-25). Why Corporate Democrats are Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. counterpunch.org When Hillary Clinton endorsed Nina Turner's main opponent last week, it was much more than just an attempt to boost a corporate Democrat. Clinton's praise for candidate Shontel Brown was almost beside the point. Like other power brokers and the big-money PACs now trying to sway the special election for a vacant congressional seat in northeast Ohio,

Peter Koenig (2021-06-25). Peru at the Brink of Civil War? dissidentvoice.org On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a humble primary …

Francisco Dominguez (2021-06-25). Pedro Castillo — A Teacher Elected to Dismantle Neoliberalism in Peru. orinocotribune.com By Francisco Dominguez — Jun 21, 2021 | Primary school teacher from Peru's rural Cajamarca, Pedro Castillo, has been elected president of this South American nation in a hotly fought election. | With 100% of the votes counted, Castillo, candidate of left-wing coalition Peru Libre, won with 50.14 % of the votes, against Keiko Fujimori, daughter of infamous and disgraced corrupt dictator, Alberto Fujimori and right-wing candidate of Fuerza Popular, a coalition supported by the country's oligarchic elite, obtained 49,86%. | To many, Castillo's electoral robust performance in the first round with 18% of the…

Kenn Orphan (2021-06-25). Defending the Shame of Apartheid. counterpunch.org It was to be expected. Following the worldwide exposure of an active campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem's and Israel's murderous 11 day campaign raining death and destruction on the captive population of Gaza, the apologists for Israel went into full on damage control. Anyone who decried these

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Joe Biden Brings Up Casualties From Mysterious US-Iran War to Compare It With COVID Deaths. sputniknews.com The US President's bizarre behaviour at a White House press conference on Thursday has left many concerned about his emotional state, as Biden repeatedly leaned towards the mike to whisper his responses to the questions. But then he went to North Carolina to promote COVID vaccines.

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-25). Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for the Defense of Organized Crime in Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca

Ted Kelly (2021-06-25). Anti-apartheid guerrilla fighter: 'We made the system ungovernable'. workers.org Philadelphia Mpho Masemola is Secretary General of the Ex-Political Prisoners Veterans Association of South Africa (EPPA) and was an underground guerrilla fighter as a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress. He was a political prisoner, incarcerated along with Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor . . . |

Fight Back (2021-06-25). Day two of Teamster convention votes out '2/3 rule'. fightbacknews.org Washington DC – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention entered its second day, June 24. Congratulatory videos were shown for outgoing General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall, as well as videos from labor leaders such as SEIU leader Mary Kay Henry. | Today began the first series of contentious votes between rival factions vying for leadership in this year's international election. The O'Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate, a coalition slate that includes longstanding leaders and rank-and-file activists who want to bring back increased union militancy and rank-and-file involvement to t…

Staff (2021-06-25). ALEC Lawmakers Look to Spread Arizona-Style Election Audits to Other States. truthout.org American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) lawmakers are hoping to copy and paste the controversial Arizona "audit" of the 2020 November presidential election just like they do model legislation from the corporate bill mill. | The Arizona audit was

Jason Castaneda (2021-06-25). International Criminal Court Closes in on Duterte. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2021-06-25). Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections. truthout.org In state after Republican state around the country,

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-25). How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election. counterpunch.org It was common knowledge that a U.S. failure to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) before Iran's June presidential election would help conservative hard-liners to win the election. Indeed, on Saturday, June 19, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi was elected as the new President of Iran. Raisi has a record of brutally cracking

Angel Guerra Cabrera (2021-06-25). Another Vile Lie from the United States. orinocotribune.com By Angel Guerra Cabrera — Jun 18, 2021 | The fondness of the rulers of the United States for the use of lies to justify their actions in the world, constituting, as a general rule, flagrant violations of international law and elementary humanist principles, is well known. | But rarely have the hypocrisy and cynicism of the empire of the North gone as far as when its spokesmen claim that the unduly named economic "sanctions" against countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Syria, Iran and North Korea seek to punish their leaders and not their populations. | I corroborate this when I read the very well do…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-25). Teamsters convention votes to organize Amazon. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Calling it "an existential threat" not just to their union but to workers nationally, Teamsters convention delegates voted to spend unspecified sums of money to organize Amazon. That was the biggest, but not the only, news that came out of the four-day virtual conclave in late June, forced onto Zoom by a coronavirus not yet …

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-25). Why does Israel ban Palestinian mothers from accompanying sick children from Gaza seeking treatment in the West Bank? juancole.com By Eman Abusidu | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) pointed out in its 2020 annual report that, "All patients and patient companions from the Gaza Strip must apply for Israeli permits to exit the Gaza Strip in order to access hospitals in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and …

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2021-06-25). The Best Defense Against the Delta Variant Is to End Vaccine Apartheid. commondreams.org While this inequity persists, none of us will truly be safe.

Asa Winstanley (2021-06-25). Labour bans Israel sanctions debate. electronicintifada.net Official alleges that demand for weapons embargo could cause "anti-Semitic behavior."

Staff (2021-06-25). A Political Solution Is the Only Way: Crisis Escalates in Ethiopia Amid War, Famine & Elections. democracynow.org An Ethiopian military bombing of a marketplace in the Tigray region killed at least 64 people in one of the deadliest attacks since government forces invaded the region last November. The bombing came just a day after Ethiopians voted in national and regional elections, but polls could not open in some areas due to ongoing fighting. The country is still waiting for results that will determine if the ruling coalition, led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, stays in power. Thousands of people have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, since Ahmed ordered the Ethiopian military to…

Michael Arria (2021-06-25). Seattle teachers union endorses BDS. zcomm.org "Educators and institutions from around the world have come forward, as part of a vibrant and growing international movement in opposition to Israeli colonization and apartheid. We call on others to join us."

WSWS (2021-06-25). Washington rebuffs Maduro's bid for US-Venezuela rapprochement. wsws.org The Biden administration has kept in place punishing sanctions that are starving Venezuelans and denying them access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-06-25). US Doubles Down on Venezuela Sanctions as Guaidó Tours Europe Touting Penalties as Leverage Tool. orinocotribune.com By Morgan Artyukhina — Jun 26, 2021 | The Biden administration has rebuffed pressure from within and without to lower its destructive sanctions against Venezuela's economy, saying that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro must first negotiate with Juan Guaidó, a no-name Venezuelan former politician who has been championed by the US and its allies as the legitimate ruler of the country. | On Sunday, a US State Department spokesperson told Bloomberg that US sanctions would only be dropped against Venezuela after extensive reforms to end the "repression and corrupt practices" it claims Maduro's government is eng…

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Russia's MiG-31K Jets Capable of Carrying Hypersonic Missiles Arrive in Syria, Defence Ministry Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two MiG-31K fighter jets capable of carrying Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have been deployed in the Syrian Khmeimim air base for the first time as part of preparation for an upcoming joint military exercises, the Russian defence ministry said on 25 June.

Staff (2021-06-25). Dozens killed as Yemen targets Saudi camp by drones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Yemeni armed forces launched a drone attack against a military training camp in the south of Saudi Arabia, killing and injuring dozens of mercenaries and Saudi officers.

Alejandra Garcia (2021-06-25). The US Gets Isolated by Its Blockade Policy: What Will Happen Now? dissidentvoice.org Cuba bursting with pride as 184 nations stand with them in the UN and vote for an end to the criminal blockade of the island (Photo: Bill Hackwell) Cuba's new victory over Washington was not news in the US. No head of diplomacy or White House representatives issued any criteria regarding the fact that 184 …

Kenya Elliott (2021-06-25). The world stands with Cuba against U.S. economic war. liberationnews.org Almost every country on Earth voted to demand an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly session June 23, condemning the chokehold that the U.S. government has had on the Cuban economy and people since the 1960s. Of the 189 countries present, only two — the United States and …

Chris Agee (2021-06-25). Under Pandemic, United Nations Votes to Condemn Cruel and Illegal U.S. Blockade of Cuba—But There Is a Twist. globalresearch.ca

Peter Certo (2021-06-25). We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, But Not Both. counterpunch.org The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn't have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they'd like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their

W. T. Whitney (2021-06-25). UN General Assembly Once More Announces US Blockade of Cuba. counterpunch.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

Tom Whitney (2021-06-25). UN General Assembly Once More Announces US Blockade of Cuba. counterpunch.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

Editor (2021-06-25). The world says no to the blockade of Cuba. mronline.org In today's historic UN General Assembly vote, 184 supported ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba and only the United States and Israel voted against | June 25, 2021 | Newswire…

Fight Back (2021-06-25). Chicago: Reactionaries attempt to block community control of police measures. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On June 23, over 150 people from the movement to stop police crimes and end police impunity rallied outside of Chicago City Hall before the city council meeting. "This should have been a meeting where ECPS would be voted on, where we are turning the people's ordinance into the law of this city," Kobi Guillory, co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) explained, "but what happened on Friday is that certain alderpersons, acting at the behest of the mayor of this city, blocked our substitute ordinance from being put in, which stopped it from being voted on."

Fight Back (2021-06-25). Milwaukee: Lindbergh Park renamed Lucille Berrien Park. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! News is circulating the following statement from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression after their victory on June 24 in their campaign to rename Lindbergh Park. | On the afternoon of June 24th, the Milwaukee County Board voted unanimously in favor of changing Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park. | Renaming the park to Lucille Berrien Park was a grassroots demand that residents of the surrounding area communicated with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). From the beginning of the campaign, we received significant support from County Boar…

Daniel Borgstrà∂m (2021-06-25). 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 (2021-06-25). 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…

John Nichols (2021-06-25). Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States' Rights Defense of Voter Suppression. thenation.com Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States' Rights Defense of Voter Suppression…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-06-25). Historic Child Tax Credit starts in July—up to $300 per child monthly. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—A new, historic provision of the American Rescue Plan will take effect next month, that could lift more than five million children across the U.S. out of poverty and cut child poverty in this country in half. But for that to happen, word must reach the eligible families. To further that objective, the Biden …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-25). Infrastructure deal: 'Concrete' projects in, 'human infrastructure' not yet. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The eight-year $1.2 trillion "compromise" infrastructure deal Democratic President Joe Biden reached with a bipartisan group of lawmakers can be summed up in some simple phrases: "Concrete" projects, rebuilding the nation's crumbling roads, inadequate airports, creaky mass transit, aging subways, collapsing bridges—the latest of them just miles from the White House—and replacing lead-lined water pipes …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-06-25). Laura Carlsen on Biden's Central America Policy, Greg LeRoy on Texas Corporate Subsidies. fair.org Protest in Union Square, New York (cc photo: Jim Naureckas) | This week on CounterSpin: "Biden Administration Ousts Trump's Border Patrol Chief,"

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-06-25). Biden's $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Capitulation. Stripped Down to $579 Billion. globalresearch.ca

Gary Leupp (2021-06-25). Is America Back? Biden Abroad, and the "Specter of Fascism" at Home. counterpunch.org Joe Biden's first foreign trip as president has generally been labelled a success. He appeared alert. He delivered his scripted lines adequately. He handled press conferences without major gaffes. The U.S. press reported, very predictably, that foreign leaders expressed relief at the U.S. leadership change. Vladimir Putin did Biden an unexpected favor by telling Russian

Eve Ottenberg (2021-06-25). Bombing Afghanistan After the Troops are Gone. counterpunch.org If the military officials who talk to the press get their way, the U.S. war in Afghanistan will never end. This became execrably clear on June 9, when the New York Times published an article quoting anonymous Pentagon dignitaries informing us that after the U.S. leaves Afghanistan, it may continue to bomb the country, if it doesn't like how things go. You read that right. President Biden says the war will end. The geniuses in the Pentagon say no it won't, we'll keep bombing.

Missy Comley Beattie (2021-06-25). State of Matter. counterpunch.org About a week ago, Rep Ronny Jackson sent a letter, cosigned by 13 fellow Republicans, to President Biden, urging Biden to undergo cognitive testing. He wrote: The American people should have absolute confidence in their President. They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander in Chief. They

Daniel Warner (2021-06-25). Biden's European Tour: "The United States is Back" and the Limits of Nostalgia. counterpunch.org Joe Biden opened his first foreign trip as president by announcing that the "United States is back." What the president didn't clarify was back where. The obvious answer is that the United States is returning to working with its allies. Biden's meetings with the G-7, NATO and European Union leaders confirmed this. After President Donald

WSWS (2021-06-25). Biden endorses bipartisan infrastructure plan which guts initial proposal. wsws.org While the corporate media hailed the inadequate $579 billion plan as a "major breakthrough," the reality is that a commitment by the US government to any infrastructure spending plan is still far from a certainty.

ecns.cn (2021-06-25). China calls Biden's comments on Apple Daily 'baseless'. ecns.cn China on Friday slammed U.S. President Joe Biden's comments on the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily, calling the remarks "baseless", and restated the arrest of the newspaper's senior executives is not a crackdown on "press freedom."

Anonymous007 (2021-06-25). Biden Administration Mulling Overturn Decision To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli Territory. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Biden Administration is mulling whether to retract the recognition of occupied Golan Heights as part of Israeli territory. | The Washington Free Beacon The State Department of…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). Pentagon Employee Warns Biden Against War With China. news.antiwar.com A Pentagon employee who is under investigation for writing op-eds for Chinese state media wrote an open letter to President Biden warning against leading the US into a "major war" with China over Taiwan. Franz Gayl, a former Marine who now advises the Marines Corps as a civilian, wrote two op-eds for China's Global Times …

Staff (2021-06-25). "Better Than Trump" Isn't Good Enough. End Deportation Now. truthout.org On the campaign trail, Joe Biden went to great lengths to establish the dramatic differences between himself and Donald Trump on immigration. Biden was very clear: He would reunite separated families, resettle 125,000 refugees and put privately run immigration detention centers firmly in the past. | Six months into his administration, immigration organizers are feeling whiplash. | The White House followed through on its promise of a 100-day deportation moratorium, but quickly abandoned the goals of its own executi…

Staff (2021-06-25). Afghan President Ghani Visits White House as His Government Nears Collapse. democracynow.org The Taliban have continued seizing districts in Afghanistan ahead of the U.S. military pullout set for September 11, now holding twice as much territory as they did two months ago. According to a Wall Street Journal report, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the government of Afghanistan could collapse within six months of the U.S. withdrawal. The Biden administration is reportedly planning to keep 650 troops in Afghanistan after the September 11 deadline, and the U.S. is also looking for nearby military bases for future aerial bombings and other operations. Afghan American scholar Zaher Wahab says Afghan Preside…

Staff (2021-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2021. democracynow.org Biden and Senators Reach Compromise Infrastructure Bill That Excludes Climate and Jobs Programs, Biden Administration Backs Permits for Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline, Climate Crisis Driving Record-High Temperatures in Pacific Northwest, Federal Fire Agency Warns Historic Drought Is Increasing Demand for Firefighters, "Half-Measures and Broken Promises": European Parliament Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2050, Climate Crisis Pushes 1 Million People in Madagascar to "Edge of Starvation", 751 Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School for Indigenous Children in Saskatchewan, U.S. Bans Solar Panel Part…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-06-25). 70+ House Dems Call On Biden to Acknowledge Israeli Settlements Are Illegal. commondreams.org "We believe the first step for the United States must be to urgently restore American policy positions conducive to the prospects for peace."

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-06-25). Roaming Charges: Lost in Biden's Triangle. counterpunch.org When Bill Clinton and Dick Morris perfected triangulation politics, the strategy was to work with the GOP to strangle progressive policies and advance a neoliberal agenda. Biden's strategy takes this one step further and relies on Democrats to play the role of the 90s GOP politicians, many of whom were to the left of Sinema and Manchin.

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-06-25). Biden insiste en el bloqueo y embargo a Cuba. globalizacion.ca Abrumador rechazo mundial en la ONU a la política de Estados Unidos contra Cuba. Estados Unidos quedó aislado, por vigésima novena vez, ante el repudio casi universal a su política contra Cuba: esta vez 184 de los 193 integrantes de…

Staff (2021-06-25). Will Germany be forced to pay Ukraine for non-existent gas transit from Russia? RT's Boom Bust investigates. rt.com The Biden administration continues to slam the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany despite its reluctant admission that nothing can be done to stop the project. | During a meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the American side made it clear that Berlin must ensure continued transit of gas through Ukraine, whether it is needed or not, once the new pipeline becomes operational. | RT's Boom Bust asks whether Germany will now be forced to pay for non-existent transit through Ukraine as it begins to receive direct gas deliveries from Russ…

WSWS (2021-06-25). ACLU report highlights ICE brutality against hunger striking migrants under Obama and Trump. wsws.org Immigrants who went on hunger strikes to protest against the poor conditions in various detention centers were subjected to involuntary and invasive medical procedures including forced feeding and hydration.

Paul Street (2021-06-25). Nine Points of Difference: A Response to Noam Chomsky on American Fascism. counterpunch.org It was nice to see the nation's leading left intellectual Noam Chomsky recently concede that the F-word, fascism, has at least some applicability — as in "neoliberal proto-fascism" — to the Trumpo-Republifascist Party. For more than four years, he's been part of a chorus of academics who have been resistant to the notion that the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-25). Trumka: High Court ruling threatens farm workers' right to organize. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling—on party lines—threatening farm workers' right to organize in Californian fields, is bad for the workers, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. But it could have been worse, he adds. That's because what the right-wingers who joined the case at the High Court really wanted was to get the justices to …

_____ (2021-06-25). Nonviolent Protest Over Voting Rights Ends With Arrests In DC. popularresistance.org Activists with the national Poor People's Campaign were arrested Wednesday after blocking a street in front of the Hart Senate building in Washington, D.C. to demand passage of the For the People Act, a popular voting rights expansion bill that Republicans successfully filibustered just 24 hours earlier. | After rallying in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, hundreds of low-wage workers, faith leaders, and advocates—including residents of West Virginia, Kentucky, and several other states—marched to the nearby Senate building to demand meetings with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Republican Mino…

_____ (2021-06-25). Supreme Court limits California Union Recruiting In Favor Of Property Rights. popularresistance.org In a blow to labor, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a decades-old California rule inspired by César Chávez that allowed union organizers to meet with farmworkers at their place of work. Commercial growers applauded the conservative court's ruling to uphold property rights while union representatives vowed not to be deterred. | Two agricultural producers filed suit after organizers with the United Farm Workers sought to access their property to speak with farmworkers. The plaintiffs in Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid, Cedar Point Nursery and Fowler Packing Company, argued the California regulation requiring them t…

WSWS (2021-06-25). A Crime on the Bayou: Taking a principled stand during the civil rights era. wsws.org The movie concerns a young black fisherman from Louisiana, Gary Duncan, falsely charged with assault, whose case went to the US Supreme Court. He was defended by Richard Sobol, a white civil rights attorney from New York.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-25). U.S. Supreme Court Rules Child Slavery Is Fine As Long As Its Not On U.S. Soil. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 24th, a US Supreme Court ruled in favor of corporate giants Nestlé USA and Cargill, which were sued more than a decade ago by six men who say the two companies were complicit in child trafficking and profited when the men were enslaved on cocoa farms as children. | The Supreme Court ruled 8-1

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-25). SCOTUS ruling: Bigotry behind the fig leaf of religion. workers.org The June 17 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, in Fulton v. Philadelphia, represents a bigoted attack on the rights of LGBTQ2S+ people. Outside Supreme Court, Oct. 8, 2019, demanding legal protection from anti-LGBTQ2S+ discrimination. In Philadelphia, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal; the . . . |

G. Dunkel (2021-06-25). Haiti: Guerrilla warfare and COVID-19 break out in Port-au-Prince. workers.org Starting in early June, firefights broke out among the armed neighborhood militias in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, with the cops sometimes participating when their precincts were attacked. When it became apparent that some of these militias had more fire power than the security details in wealthy neighborhoods, a general panic set . . . |

Dennis Broe (2021-06-25). The Colescott Chronicles Part 2: Expanding Black representation, critiquing consumerism and colonialism. peoplesworld.org Robert Colescott's satire of Americana George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware has now become the centerpiece of L.A.'s new Lucas Museum of American Art. Colescott's best known work, though, only begins to touch on his four major themes and concerns. These are: expanding Black representation in art while calling attention to the way the culture …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-25). Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples Proposes Creation of Continental School for Cadres. orinocotribune.com The meeting of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples culminated in the city of Caracas, with proposals oriented towards the formation of political leaders through the creation of a great School of Cadres. | This was reported by the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Cuba and chair of the congress, Adán Chávez Frías, who emphasized the need to strengthen revolutionary awareness. For this reason, he stressed that among the proposals to be finalized was the creation of a training school by the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples. | In addition, Chávez expressed the Congress' commitment to form…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-25). Preventing a return to normal amidst the current catastrophe. roarmag.org Protester during the siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University — November 17, 2019. Photo: PaulWong / Shutterstock.com | Towards the beginning of our most recent global catastrophe, writer A.M. Gittlitz published

David Swanson (2021-06-25). Talk World Radio: Michael Messner: Unconventional Combat. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, U.S. military veterans. Our guest, Michael Messner is professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from …

_____ (2021-06-25). Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Reading The Papers. popularresistance.org Some scholars believed that, had FDR lived, there may have been no Vietnam War for either French or American troops. But the Pentagon Papers revealed, through access to State Department, Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Department classified material, that though Roosevelt "vehemently advocated" a trusteeship and ultimate post-war independence for Vietnam, Britain, which occupied Indochina after the war, would not allow it. | "Ultimately, U.S. policy was governed neither by the principles of the Atlantic Charter, nor by the President's anti-colonialism but by the dictates of military strategy and by Britis…

Julia Conley (2021-06-25). Over 30,000 US Veterans of Post-9/11 Wars Have Killed Themselves Since 2001. globalresearch.ca

James Phillips (2021-06-25). Nicaragua, July 4, 1986: Field Notes From a "Secret" War. counterpunch.org Most of the following is taken from my field journal, written while I was in Nicaragua (1985-87) as part of the Witness for Peace longterm team documenting the Contra War. Unfortunately, my government's intervention in Nicaragua did not end with the Contra War. Today, the U.S. continues its efforts to remove the current Nicaraguan government

Thomas Stephens (2021-06-25). Infrastructure Wars II: On the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. counterpunch.org "Who lived and who died largely came down to two factors: your race and your income." — Jonathan Mahler In May 2021 I ventured into public debates over the meaning of the word "infrastructure", suggesting broader and more radical theories . Particularly around values and visions for our commons, as well as moving beyond the

Paul Ryder (2021-06-25). Henry Kissinger's Famous Diplomacy Achieved Nothing. counterpunch.org Henry Kissinger, President Richard Nixon's National Security Adviser and Secretary of State, has spent most of his life collecting honors. He carried home the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and many other prizes, awards, and medals. He has been

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-25). Civil War in Afghanistan Will Threaten Afghanistan, China and Pakistan. counterpunch.org The United States, which has prosecuted a war against Afghanistan since October 2001, has promised to withdraw its combat troops by September 11, 2021. This war has failed to attain any of the gains that were promised after 20 years of fighting: neither has it resulted in the actual fragmentation of terrorist groups nor has it led to the destruction of the Taliban. The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war will finally end with the Taliban's return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, seizing this prospect to make a full return to Afg…

WSWS (2021-06-25). Humboldt University student parliament commemorates victims of the Nazi war of annihilation. wsws.org The student parliament (StuPa) at Berlin's Humboldt University has issued a statement to commemorate the German invasion of the Soviet Union 80 years ago and the fight against militarism and fascism.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Support builds among workers across the US for call to establish solidarity committees to aid Volvo Trucks strike. wsws.org Due the information blackout on the strike by the UAW and the media, many workers had previously not been aware of it, but they quickly expressed their support for a unified struggle upon learning about the issues involved.

Staff (2021-06-25). Disappearance of socialism is a premise of US policy towards Cuba. en.cubadebate.cu The United States' policy against Cuba is based on the axiom that Cuba's socialist system must disappear or be modified, Cuban academic Santiago Pérez pointed out the eve at the International Security Conference. In the event that concluded this Thursday in Moscow, the researcher considered that for the White House, the existence and the example of the island questions its hegemony in the Americas and over the world. 'Although Cuba does not represent a military threat to the national security of the United States, it is a political and ideological challenge,' he warned.

David Swanson (2021-06-25). Guided Missiles, Misguided Policies, and Changing Direction Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WWIII. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, Remarks for Peace and Justice Works, June 24, 2021 Thank you for inviting me. I'd like to speak briefly and spend a good deal of time on Q&A. I'd like to start by considering this question: If it's true that madness is more common in societies than individuals, and if the society …

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Navy Deploying Warships in Indian Ocean Amid Peak in Tensions with China: Indian Defence Minister. sputniknews.com The war of words between India and China has started once again after New Delhi and Beijing accused each other of inciting border tensions in the eastern Ladakh region. Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said that close deployments in Ladakh continue due to a military build-up instigated by China, a claim countered by China's foreign ministry.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-06-25). Dire Warnings as Covid Delta Variant Runs Rampant in Unvaccinated Missouri. commondreams.org "If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good," said one health official in Missouri. "We will be the canary."

Anonymous007 (2021-06-25). Houthis Claim Drone Swarm Attack On Training Camp Left At Least 60 Saudi-led Personnel Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 22nd, 10 Qasef-2k UAVs were used in a Houthi attack on a Saudi-coalition training camp, resulting in 'scores of casualties.' | This was reported by Houthi spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree on June 24th. | He said that the attack took place two days earlier, and was against a military training camp based in the Saudi region of Najran's al-Wadiah area."The operation was carried out using 10 Qasef-2K drones. It targeted the command center, training sections, and other parts of th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Russian Warplanes Made 'Warning Pass' Over Daraa City As Former Syrian Rebels Refuse To Hand Over Arms. southfront.org On June 25, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces made a "warning pass" over the southern Syrian city of Daraa…

_____ (2021-06-25). 'War In The woods': Hundreds Of Anti-Logging Protesters Arrested. popularresistance.org Police in western Canada have arrested more than 270 people as a conflict over old growth logging in British Columbia's ancient rainforests continues to grow. | At the protest blockades in the remote woodland, hundreds of activists have been chaining themselves to giant tripods made from the trunks of felled trees, suspending themselves in trees for days or more at a time, and even securing their arms inside devices called "sleeping dragons" cemented into the roadway. | The movement is an attempt to pressure the British Columbia government to halt the cutting of what activists and experts say is the last 3% of an…

Craig Murray (2021-06-25). Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-25). The UK-Russian confrontation in the Black Sea: An ominous warning. wsws.org The firing of warning shots Wednesday by Russian vessels against a British warship points to the the immense geopolitical tensions building up around the world.

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Pentagon Press Secretary Dismisses Incident with HMS Defender as 'Russians Trying to Spin Events'. sputniknews.com The Russian Ministry of Defence stated on Wednesday that the UK destroyer HMS Defender had entered its territorial waters off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea deliberately as a provocation, with a Russian border patrol vessel firing warning shots at the warship, as the British side repeatedly made contradictory statements about the incident.

Relative of Seth (2021-06-25). Germany Axis Alert Puzzle. indybay.org Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). The Taliban are Surprised at How Fast They're Advancing in Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com As the US is pulling troops out of Afghanistan, the Taliban has been making major gains in its offensive against the Afghan government. The commander also said that the Taliban has been avoiding capturing provincial capitals so the group would not violate the US-Taliban peace deal signed in Doha last year. | "

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). Taliban Says It Has 'Right to React' if US Troops Stay in Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com The Taliban is warning that a US plan to leave 650 troops in Afghanistan "We have signed the Doha agreement and that was negotiated with the American…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). US Now Views Taiwan as an Opportunity to Counter China. news.antiwar.com A senior US diplomat in Taiwan on Thursday said Since Washington severed diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979, the US had always provided weapons to Taiwan, but in recent years it has taken unprecedented steps to strengthen ties with the island. | Raymond Greene, the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-25). Fighting Scales Up in North Afghanistan, Taliban Makes Further Gains. news.antiwar.com Fighting continues to rage in northern Afghanistan, where the Taliban is contesting three provincial capitals, and has been amassing gains around those areas. In the last 24 hours, The Afghan Interior Ministry downplayed the mounting Taliban gains, Civilians have been hit hard in this fighting as well. In Kunduz al…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). US to Leave 650 Troops in Afghanistan After Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com US officials told The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said an additional few hundred US troops might also remain at the Kabul airport until at least September, while the bulk of US forces are expected to be out of Afghanistan by July 4th. | The US sees securing the Kabul airport as critical to the plan to m…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-25). US Launches Two Drone Strikes Against the Taliban. news.antiwar.com A US military official told Fox News that Under the US-Taliban peace deal, the two sides agreed not to attack each other. Since the agreement was signed in February 2020, the US has occasionally admitted to bombing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). 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 …

_____ (2021-06-25). Europe-Russia Relations Held Hostage by Russophobia. strategic-culture.org Russia is wasting its time and diplomatic resources in trying to engage with the European Union's prevailing politics. | The European Union of 27 member states shares a continent with the largest country of Europe, Russia, and yet, tragically, relations between these neighbors are appallingly bad. What's more, there is little optimism for improvement because of endemic politics in the EU that are incorrigibly hostile towards Russia. | Incredibly, the last time there was a high-level summit between the leaders of the EU and Russia was in January 2014, more than seven years ago. Since then, relations have gone from…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-06-25). Experts Warn Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Could Slash Unemployment Benefits. commondreams.org "Cutting unemployment insurance for infrastructure" is how one analyst described a funding source proposed by a bipartisan group of senators and the White House.

Staff (2021-06-25). Snowden hails 'significant victory' for privacy as court rules Baltimore air surveillance unconstitutional. rt.com In a decision hailed by the ACLU and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an US appeals court has sided with black activists and ruled that Baltimore's AIR spying program violated the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches. | The full bench of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia The ruling is the "m…

news.un (2021-06-25). Science, evidence-based facts, key to help end scourge of drug abuse: UN chief. news.un.org The world's drug problem remains an urgent challenge that threatens to exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic impacts and hinder a healthy and inclusive recovery, warned the UN Secretary General ahead of The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

news.un (2021-06-25). Syria: 'Gulf of mistrust', complex realities, prevent political progress. news.un.org Progress towards resolving Syria's decade-long war is unlikely, given the 'gulf of mistrust' among parties and complexity of conditions on the ground, the chief UN mediator for the country told the Security Council on Friday, as he urged delegates to unite around elements of resolution 2254 (2015) and called for a new international dialogue to achieve a breakthrough.

Staff (2021-06-25). The Dreams of the Liberator Simón Bolívar After Carabobo. orinocotribune.com By Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein — Jun 24, 2021 | This June 24, Venezuela commemorates the bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo in which, under the leadership of the Liberator Simón Bolívar, the patriots defeated the royalist army under the command of Spanish general Miguel de La Torre, thus sealing the independence of Venezuela. Already before the consummation of victory, Bolívar had reflected on how to continue the war outside of Venezuelan territory. He was fully convinced that as long as a single Spanish soldier remained in America, there would be no peace or stability for the new republics. | In order…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-25). Prestigious awards honour Imperial community. imperial.ac.uk Staff and students at Imperial College London have been celebrated in a range of prestigious awards at the College.

Jill Richardson (2021-06-25). The Cynical War on Critical Race Theory. counterpunch.org The New Yorker recently published an article about the man who single handedly began the backlash against critical race theory, Christopher Rufo. It is enlightening. Let me call your attention to a few elements of the story. First, Rufo began with footage of workplace diversity trainings that attendees of the trainings did not like. Second,

Lauren Kaori Gurley (2021-06-25). The Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project to Unionize Amazon. zcomm.org The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the country's largest and most powerful unions, has said that unionizing and building worker power at Amazon is the top priority moving forward…

Michael T. Klare, The Nation (2021-06-25). Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon. thenation.com Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon…

Tim Schwab (2021-06-25). Warren Buffett Moves to Distance Himself From Bill Gates. thenation.com Warren Buffett Moves to Distance Himself From Bill Gates…

Editor (2021-06-25). The spirit of Carabobo will overcome the stench of Monroe. The Twenty-Fifth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org Two hundred years ago, on 24 June 1821, the forces of Simón Bolívar trounced the Spanish royalists at the Battle of Carabobo, a few hundred kilometres west of Caracas, Venezuela. | June 25, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-06-25). Carabobo is Today. orinocotribune.com By Fransay Riera — Jun 24, 2021 | Saying "Carabobo is today" is not rhetorical. The revitalization of symbols and of patriotic pride that began with the arrival of Hugo Chávez to power, in addition to its merits for the symbolic struggle, recognizes the validity and proposes the continuity of the campaign for the freedom of this continent, historically truncated by the petty interests of the empires and their Creole lackeys. | In that sense, dusting off the history of Venezuela, in addition to being a necessary exercise for reinforcing our collective memory, undoubtedly assures our unity. It makes it clear t…

_____ (2021-06-25). The Spirit of Carabobo Versus the Threats of Monroe. strategic-culture.org Simón Bolívar wrote that the United States "seemed predestined by Providence to plague Americas with miseries in the name of liberty," Vijay Prashad reminds us. | By Vijay PRASHAD | Two hundred years ago, on June 24, 1821, the forces of Simón Bolívar trounced the Spanish royalists at the Battle of Carabobo, a few hundred kilometers west of Caracas. Five days later, Bolívar entered the city in triumph; the Spanish fortresses of Cartagena and Puerto Cabello had been seized by the Liberator's armies, making a return to power for Spain impossible. In Cúcuta, a congress assembled to draft a new constitution and to ele…

ecns.cn (2021-06-25). China's political party system provides Chinese ideas to the world: white paper. ecns.cn Over the past seven decades and more, China's political party system has grown and matured, providing Chinese ideas to the world in terms of modern party politics, and offering a new model for global political progress, a white paper said Friday.

Chris Kanthan (2021-06-25). How to manage China… peacefully. nationofchange.org Here are three medium-term strategies that will secure America's interests for the 21st century, solidify its geopolitical influence, accelerate the American economy, and unleash the potential of its allies.

ecns.cn (2021-06-25). Chinese people are creating the land of their own — Nobel Prize laureate Pablo Neruda's 'The Song of the Land of China'. ecns.cn Throughout his lifetime, Neruda penned many poems extolling people's revolutions around the world. He visited China three times and left behind a number of timeless poems expressing his admiration for the country.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Deutsche Bahn: GDL union announces industrial action. wsws.org Train drivers and crews, who worked continuously during the coronavirus pandemic at great risk to their health and lives, now want to prevent paying for the company's losses, as demanded by management.

WSWS (2021-06-25). David O'Sullivan campaigns among striking teachers in East London. wsws.org Like O'Sullivan, teachers at the school have been sacked for defending their legal right to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

_____ (2021-06-25). Indian farmers' protest completes 200 days. popularresistance.org It has been a tumultuous ride, says Dharmendra Malik, the media in-charge of Bhartiya Kisan Union. "First, they derided us as the misguided rural folk. Then we were labelled as hooligans and even terrorists! Then came the accusation of some international conspiracy. There was also an attempt to blame the second COVID wave on us. Ironically, trolls on Twitter give lessons on patriotism to farmers. We spend 10 hours on the farm every day, toiling to put food on everyone's plates. Yet for some, we are anything but humans with legitimate demands and a right to protest."

Anna Buss (2021-06-25). Brazilian Native Peoples Are at Risk of Losing Their Reservations. counterpunch.org Tens of thousands of people took the streets of at least 366 cities in Brazil on June 19. The gatherings expressed support for indigenous peoples who, in addition to being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, are now facing the ramifications of a bill that could drastically change their communities. A revived 2007 proposal, PL 490, also

WSWS (2021-06-25). Teachers picket Labour-run council over COVID-19 safety victimisations. wsws.org Redbridge Council, which Labour holds with an 81 percent majority, has sided openly with the Johnson government's Department for Education, endorsing teacher victimisations and sackings during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Unite union suspends strike by UK Jacobs Douwe Egberts workers, prepares sell-out; Strikes in France against power company EDF over privatisation, by interns at hospitals against long working hours and at national rail company over pay and conditions; strike continues at Fiat Plastic in Serbia against pay cuts after workers form own union; German bus drivers in Rhineland-Palatinate on indefinite pay strike; further UK stoppages at Jacobs Douwe Egberts against "fire and Rehire" and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency over COVID safety…

WSWS (2021-06-25). UK imaging study reveals loss of brain's grey matter in patients infected with COVID-19. wsws.org A recent brain imaging study conducted by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London concluded that individuals with COVID-19 infection sustain a loss of brain grey matter compared to those not infected, which may increase the risk for future neurological diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Indonesian COVID infections surge past two million. wsws.org The increasing spread of the virus is a product of the more contagious Delta variant and official neglect of the health system.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes in France against power company EDF over privatisation, by interns at hospitals against long working hours and at national rail company over pay and conditions; strike continues at Fiat Plastic in Serbia against pay cuts after workers form own union; German bus drivers in Rhineland-Palatinate on indefinite pay strike; further UK stoppages at Jacobs Douwe Egberts against "fire and Rehire" and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency over COVID safety…

Yazmine Nichols (2021-06-25). Jailed For a Faulty Battery and Left to Catch COVID-19. aclu.org Kevin Jones* is sitting in a jail cell because of a faulty battery. Jones, a Black man, was released on a pending criminal charge and probation supervision and ordered by officials in Oakland County, Michigan to wear an electronic location monitoring device while he awaited further hearings in his cases. Yet, through no fault of his own, the device (called a "tether" in Michigan) failed to keep a charge due to an inexplicable malfunction. In November 2020, Jones was sleeping in his home when police officers broke in, woke him up, and arrested him for violating the conditions of his release. The violation? A de…

Katie Wills Evans (2021-06-25). When Teachers Practice Mutual Aid, the Whole School Thrives. progressive.org Last year, with the government failing to provide meaningful COVID-19 aid, teachers stepped up by caring for each other and their students.

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Naked Anthony Fauci Was Hosed Down in a 'Kiddy Pool' After Opening Envelope With White Powder – Book. sputniknews.com The White House's top COVID advisor Anthony Fauci previously revealed that he and his family had received death threats, prompting him to hire a security team.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-25). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-25). 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 (2021-06-25). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

DLI (2021-06-25). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). 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 (2021-06-25). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). 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 (2021-06-25). 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 (2021-06-25). 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 …

Global Research News (2021-06-25). Selected Articles: Pediacide — Vaccine Risks for Kids. globalresearch.ca By Mr. Sloan invited Prof. Bryam Bridle (Guelph University), Dr. Patrick Philips and Dr. Dan Welsh to speak on the …

news.un (2021-06-25). COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make 'epidemic curve exponentially'. news.un.org The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19's delta variant, which he called "the most transmissible" mutation to date.

Daniel Payne (2021-06-25). Lab Analysis of Children's COVID-19 Face Masks Reveal 'Dangerous' 'Pathogenic Bacteria'. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-06-25). GAVI alliance approves more funds for delivery of COVAX vaccines as poorer nations desperate for Covid-19 shots. rt.com The GAVI vaccine alliance has approved a further $775 million to fund the provision of millions of Covid-19 vaccines to poor nations over the next two years as the African continent faces a "fast-surging third wave." | In a press release on Friday, the GAVI vaccine alliance, which hosts the COVAX initiative,

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-25). Israel's "Killer Vaccine": 50% of Those Fully Vaccinated (2 Jabs) Have Tested Covid Positive. globalresearch.ca The Israeli government has now confirmed that 50% of those fully vaccinated (2 shots) in the course of the last month have tested Covid positive. What this suggests is that Pfizer's mRNA vaccine is not only conducive to deaths and …

John Catalinotto (2021-06-25). Massive Brazil protests demand 'Vaccine in arm, food on plate, Bolsonaro out!'. workers.org Organizers say some three-quarters of a million people demonstrated in over 400 cities in Brazil and around the world on June 19 to demand "Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and [President Jair] Bolsonaro out." (Brasil de Fato, June 19) Sà£o Paulo, June 19, poster asks for Bolsonaro's . . . |

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-25). 13-Year-Old Michigan Boy Dies 3 Days After Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine, Aunt Says 'Moral, Ethical, Health' Questions Need Answers. globalresearch.ca

Brasil de Fato (2021-06-25). Brazil: Mobilisations against Bolsonaro gain strength. greenleft.org.au Despite rain, about 750,000 protesters took to the streets of Brazil to demand "vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro", write Brasil de Fato.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-25). Slow vaccination process dangerous, allows for rise of stronger variants. peoplesdispatch.org What is the new Delta variant? Is it more dangerous than earlier forms of the virus? Will old vaccines prove effective. Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses these issues…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-25). Cuba's journey of developing vaccines while battling US blockade. peoplesdispatch.org Two new vaccines, both developed in Cuba, have shown remarkable efficacy in clinical trials. It is crucial to remember that Cuba developed these vaccines even as it continues to suffer under the crippling blockade imposed by the US.

Children's Health Defense (2021-06-25). Creator of mRNA Vaccine Technology Tells Tucker Carlson: 'Government Not Being Transparent' About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca

Birrion Sondahl (2021-06-25). State Based Medicare for All? Not so fast, says Dr. Margaret Flowers. realprogressives.org Stated-based programs face many pitfalls that National Improved Medicare for All would not.

Staff (2021-06-25). Meet the Father Who Tricked Ex-NRA Head into Addressing 3,044 Empty Chairs for Gun Violence Victims. democracynow.org The parents of a student killed in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School duped a former president of the National Rifle Association into giving a high school graduation speech defending gun rights in front of 3,044 empty white chairs — one chair for each student who could not graduate this year because they were killed by gun violence. David Keene, who still serves on the NRA board, thought he was giving a rehearsal speech for graduating students at the James Madison Academy in Las Vegas, but no such school exists. Video of the speech was turned into a viral video promoting universal bac…

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Lack of Resolution Discourages International Donors From Aiding Gaza, ICRC President Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) Ksenia Shakalova – International donors are becoming more reluctant to allocate funds for humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip due to lack of progress in the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer said.

news.un (2021-06-25). Syria's last cross-border aid lifeline must stay open, insist UN humanitarians. news.un.org The imminent closure of the last cross-border aid lifeline to northwest Syria must be postponed beyond the 10 July deadline, UN humanitarians said on Friday, noting that no cross-line supplies had reached Idlib from Damascus, in 11 months.

Juan Cole (2021-06-25). UN Slams new Israeli gov't of Bennett for new Squatter-Settlements in Palestine, a 'Flagrant Violation of Int'l Law'. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Thursday, Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, gave a long a disturbing oral report on the situation in Palestine-Israel. The office of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres produced a 12-page report, as well. Wennesland is a seasoned Norwegian diplomat, having served as ambassador to Egypt …

Frida Berrigan (2021-06-25). Do We Really need Multi-Billion-Dollar Naval Vessels that can deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — 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 …

Frida Berrigan (2021-06-25). Meatball Subs, Not Nuclear Subs: Or How to Deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas. counterpunch.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

Frida Berrigan (2021-06-25). Meatball Subs, Not Nuclear Subs. zcomm.org Or How to Deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas…

Frida Berrigan (2021-06-25). Living in the Shadow of Human Extermination. thenation.com Living in the Shadow of Human Extermination…

Open Democracy (2021-06-25). After the nightmare of the Gaza massacre, what comes next? juancole.com The bombing was the worst I've experienced, but it can't contain the Palestinian uprising that is showing the world the true face of Israel[/pullquote] By Aya Al-Ghazzawi | — ( OpenDemocracy.net) — We were all so excited. Ramadan was coming to an end, and preparations for the Eid al-Fitr holiday were underway. As the eldest …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-25). Child Soldiers Kill At Least 130 In Burkina Faso Massacre. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A massacre in Burkina Faso in which more than 130 people were killed was largely carried out by child soldiers took place on June 24th. | Burkina Faso government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura The government did not provide further details about the children involved in the attack or which…

Staff (2021-06-25). Pelosi names 'white supremacy' & 'anti-Semitism' as root causes of Capitol riot, announcing new Congress probe into 'insurrection'. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will create a select committee to investigate the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, but claimed the unrest was driven by white supremacist hate and anti-Semitism well ahead of the inquiry. | Pelosi announced the new congressional committee on Thursday, saying the House-led investigation would look into the "root causes" of the incident, as well as what precautions could have been taken to better secure the halls of Congress. | "This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I am announcing the House will be establishing a select committee on the January 6th insurrection," P…

Matthew Stevenson (2021-06-25). Letters From Minsk: the Stalin Lines. counterpunch.org This is the twelfth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Once I got the hang of riding my bicycle on the sidewalks in Minsk, I found the city pleasant, even in late winter, as the sidewalks are wide and there were few

WSWS (2021-06-25). Corporate Canada used government's pandemic emergency wage subsidy as slush fund. wsws.org The Globe cited the case of Montreal-based transport company TFI International, which received $75 million in wage subsidies while cutting jobs, increasing dividends, and moving to acquire other companies.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Australia's official jobless statistics mask wage-cutting push. wsws.org Far from Australia being an exception, the corporate elite is exploiting the pandemic to push workers into lower-paid and insecure employment.

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-25). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Sri Lankan government deploys police to crackdown on social media. wsws.org The Rajapakse government's moves to criminalise "fake news" are a response to rising social opposition to wage and job cuts and Colombo's criminal mishandling of the worsening pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Sri Lankan government deploys police to crack down on social media. wsws.org The Rajapakse government's moves to criminalise "fake news" are a response to rising social opposition to wage and job cuts and Colombo's criminal mishandling of the worsening pandemic.

Allan Fisher (2021-06-25). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-06-25). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Angela (2021-06-25). 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)…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-25). Amazon workers in Germany go on 3-day strike, demand higher wages. peoplesdispatch.org Workers at six major Amazon centers across Germany went on strike demanding higher wages and better work conditions. The workers chose this year's Amazon 'prime day' to launch their strike…

Sarah Anderson (2021-06-25). Now's the Time to Unrig the Tax Code. counterpunch.org Recently leaked data revealed that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and several other U.S. billionaires have paid zero federal income taxes in some past years. This has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell up in arms — but not because of what the scandal reveals about our rigged tax system. Instead, McConnell wants to go after the

Derek Royden (2021-06-25). Rightwing smears and 'both sides' lies. nationofchange.org These lies lead ill-informed people to believe that the progressive left, rather than fighting for healthcare for all or a higher minimum wage, somehow threatens their 'freedoms' and perhaps their very lives.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). 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. …

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-25). More on Domestic Terrorism: Who Will be the Target? globalresearch.ca

Laura Flanders (2021-06-25). Buffalo's Next Mayor Is Putting Electeds on Notice. commondreams.org India Walton is poised to be Buffalo's next mayor, the first woman, the first nurse, the first socialist in a big U.S. city in decades.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-06-25). Vandana Shiva: A New Wave of Colonization, Carbon Slavery. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2021-06-25). 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.

David Swanson (2021-06-25). Remember to Forget the Alamo. zcomm.org Mexico once had a problem with a local provincial government promoting illegal immigration from the United States into Mexico in order to engage in the illegal slavery of illegally trafficked people…

Jim Morris (2021-06-25). Canada genocide evidence piles up; over 600 more Indigenous children's bodies found. peoplesworld.org VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Leaders of Indigenous groups in Canada said Thursday investigators have found at least 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children—a discovery that follows last month's report of 215 bodies found at another school. The bodies were discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School, which operated …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-06-25). 2021 Rancho Cordova Juneteenth at the William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. Working Landscape. indybay.org Unyielding spirits of our Indigenous, Native American, Russian and Pan African Pioneers (1840-1875) along the American River are finally being acknowledged and the healing will soon begin, as prophesied long ago, #1619-2019. Genesis 15: 12-14 may indeed be seen in today's challenges at Negro Bar State Historic Park.

news.un (2021-06-25). On climate change frontline, indigenous provide pointers to save planet. news.un.org Indigenous people living on the frontline of climate change could offer potentially ground-breaking insight into biodiversity protection and sustainability, but they urgently need help to withstand a growing number of threats to their way of life, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

Sharon Zhang (2021-06-25). Socialist India Walton Pulls Off Historic Upset in Buffalo Mayoral Race. zcomm.org "We set out to not only change Buffalo, but to change the way progressive politics are viewed in upstate New York"

People's Dispatch (2021-06-25). Peruvians defend Castillo's victory as Fujimori continues coup attempts. greenleft.org.au Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in Lima and other cities to defend the presidential electoral victory of socialist candidate Pedro Castillo. People's Dispatch reports.

Vijay Prashad (2021-06-25). The Kisan [Farmers'] Commune in India: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2021). orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Jun 17, 2021 | On 26 June 2021, tens of thousands of Indian farmers will gather in front of the government offices in India's twenty-eight states. They will come to commemorate the completion of seven months of their nation-wide protest against the extreme right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This gathering will be part of a long cycle of protests that started on 26 November 2020 as part of a day-long general strike of 250 million Indian workers and peasants. Since November, tens of thousands of farmers, or kisans, have surrounded India's capital,…

Editor2 (2021-06-25). Is Another Military Coup Brewing in Peru, After Historic Electoral Victory for Leftist Candidate? orinocotribune.com By Nick Corbishley — Jun 22, 2021 | The threat should not be taken lightly, especially given Peru's long history of coups d'états. | Five days ago, a group of retired military officers in Peru dispatched a letter to the high command of the country's armed forces. In it they

Nick Pemberton (2021-06-25). I Love The Left. counterpunch.org I want to start off by being clear. I love the political Left. In the past couple of years, I really did have conflicted feelings about the Left. This was all as I thought I was moving to the left politically. It was actually because of this self-doubt that envy of the leftist formed. I

Kerry Smith (2021-06-25). Latin American news briefs. greenleft.org.au The movement in Brazil to demand Jair Bolsonaro's impeachment is growing, Peruvians mobilise to defend their leftist president-elect and Uruguyan workers strike against hunger abd inequality.

Staff (2021-06-25). Homeless migrants camp outside Paris City Hall to demand accommodation solution (VIDEO). rt.com Hundreds of migrants and activists have installed a makeshift camp outside the mayor's office in Paris, demanding that asylum seekers have a stable roof over their heads. | According to Le Parisien newspaper, more than 250 tents were set up outside the iconic Hotel de Ville, the seat of the city's government, on Thursday evening. Most of the people in the makeshift camp were said to have come from sub-Saharan Africa. | Charity Utopia 56, which helps migrants and which organized the event, said that around 300 single women and families, including dozens of small children, were residing in the camp. The group sa…

Marie Kelly (2021-06-25). On the picketline. workers.org Volvo workers overwhelmingly reject contract UAW workers on strike at Volvo plant, Dublin, VA. PHOTO: UAW 2069. United Auto Workers Local 2069 workers at the Volvo Truck plant in Dublin, Va., are back on the picket lines after rejecting the second tentative agreement negotiated between the UAW and the Volvo . . . |

Roberta Wood (2021-06-25). Chicago rallies for community control, 'first step in abolishing police terror'. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—"There is no longer any toleration of the genocidal policy of police departments of this city and country," declared Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression at a rally here June 23. "We've reached a turning point!" Powerful proof of that turning point was demonstrated as a succession of …

Jennifer Clare Ball (2021-06-25). Will big solar installations help foster biodiversity? peoplesworld.org At the end of last year, workers in Sacramento County, California, completed construction of a 16.5-megawatt solar park on what was once open ranchland. In December, the Rio Linda solar farm began producing enough energy to power 2,600 homes annually. Usually, the ground underneath big solar installations is scraped and covered with gravel or low …

Staff (2021-06-25). Why the Clash still matters. therealnews.com The Clash's importance lies not in their "genius," but in their decision to participate as artists in a chaotic and bleak world while never forgetting art and music's capability to map a different future.

Staff (2021-06-25). A big fight in small-town Wisconsin. therealnews.com Residents of three rural counties in Western Wisconsin are fighting the construction of two factory hog farms that will do irreparable damage to their communities. Throughout July, we will be covering their struggle.

Editorial Team (2021-06-25). Matt Hancock affair highlights the real sleaze at the heart of Whitehall. challenge-magazine.org Peter Stoddart, is the Student Officer of the YCL | This morning's chat shows were in a furore as photos emerged from the tabloids of Health Minister, Matt Hancock, reportedly having an affair with Gina Coladangelo, whom he made a non-executive director (NED) of the health department last year. | While the tabloids are determined to sell this story as one of individual sleaze and unholiness, the incident points to a wider culture at the heart of Whitehall. | A government spokesman has said everything had happened "in the usual way" and no rules had been broken; various ministers have come out batting for Hanco…

Staff (2021-06-25). Cops keep pulling him over, and their reasons are increasingly bizarre. therealnews.com Just one week after we interviewed Daniel Alvarez about a traffic stop in which his passenger was arrested while filming police, Alvarez and his family were stopped and harassed again.

The Canary (2021-06-25). Matt Hancock faces calls to resign after being accused of affair with aide. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to resign after being accused of having an affair with an adviser to his department. | The Sun published pictures of the married Cabinet minister appearing to kiss his close friend Gina Coladangelo, who the newspaper said was hired by Mr Hancock last year. | "A terrible health secretary": | The images, apparently captured from CCTV footage, were taken on May 6 at the headquarters of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the newspaper adds. The minister hired Coladangelo as an unpaid adviser on a six-month contract in March last year, before appointi…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). In Video: Russian Fighter Jets, Helicopters Destroyed ISIS Infrastructure in Central Syria. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | On June 25, RusVesna.SU released footage of recent Russian airstrikes on ISIS cells' positions in Syria's central region. | According to the Russian news outlet, the pinpoint airstrikes targeted a network of ISIS positions, including a command post, a communication center and several ammunition depots, located in the outskirts of the town of Ithriyah in the eastern countryside of Hama. | The airstrikes were carried out by Su-24M front-line bombers and Ka-52 attack helicopters following a th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Greater Idlib: Financial Officer Of Turkistan Islamic Party Wounded In Assassination Attempt (Photos). southfront.org TIP terrorists in Syria's Greater Idlib. Illustrative image. | On June 25, the financial officer of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) was wounded as a result of an assassination attempt in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The terrorist, commonly known as "Sheikh Jawdat," was driving on a road in the vicinity of the town of Salqin near the Turkish border when his Hyundai Santa Fe SUV blew up. While he was severely wounded, his wife and child, who were with him at the time, sustained sli…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Russian Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile-Capable MiG-31K Jets Deployed In Syria For Military Exercise (Video). southfront.org File image. | Two MiG-31K fighter jets capable of carrying Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have been deployed in Syria's Khmeimim Air Base for the first time as a part of preparations for an upcoming joint military exercises, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced on June 25. | According to the ministry, the Russian Navy and the Aerospace Forces will conduct the joint military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. | "A pair of MiG-31K aircraft with the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex fl…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Pentagon Linguist Who Spied For Lebanon's Hezbollah Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison. southfront.org File image. | On June 23, Lebanese-American Mariam Taha Thompson was sentenced to 23 years in prison for leaking classified national defense information to Hezbollah. | Thompson, 62, from Rochester, Minnesota, was a contracted linguist for a US Special Operations task force in Iraq and had top secret clearance. | In a statement, the US Department of Justice said that Thompson admitted that she knew that the classified national defense information that she was passing to a Lebanese national would be provided the Lebanese gr…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Greater Idlib: Syrian Army Shells More Turkish Posts Following Ceasefire Violations. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled three posts of the Turkish military in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | In the morning, the army shelled two Turkish posts in the northern outskirts of the government-held town of Saraqib in southern Idlib. No human losses were reported. However, a gathering of Turkish military vehicles was hit, according to the London-based for Human Rights. | A few hours later, the SAA artillery pounded a third Turkish post near the town of Qmenas, also in sout…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-25). Turkish Forces To Attack Manbij In Northern Syria: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Turkish military and its proxies are preparing a large offensive on the Syrian town of Manbij and its surroundings in the northern Aleppo countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 25. | Manbij is currently held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The US-backed group liberated the town from ISIS after a fierce battle in 2016. | According to the SOHR, the Turkish military and its proxies are making preparations and collecting information for the operation.

A Guest Author (2021-06-25). Colombia's National Strike in perspective. workers.org By Juan Diego García The author is a Colombian political analyst living in Spain. The article was first published in lapluma.net. Translation by Michael Otto. June 17 — Iván Duque, the Colombian president, has confronted the current protest movement with the same methods used by previous rulers of this Andean . . . |

Steve Topple (2021-06-25). People are about to show why Boris Johnson's #NotFitToGovern. thecanary.co Saturday 26 June will see possibly one of the biggest #NotFitToGovern: | On Saturday, the People's Assembly will be There's a shorter, accessible march for chronically ill, disabled, and older people. Ful…

Gloria Rubac (2021-06-25). Arizona dispuesta a usar gas utilizado por nazis en las ejecuciones. workers.org En Estados Unidos, donde el apoyo a las ejecuciones patrocinadas por el estado ha ido disminuyendo durante la última década, donde se condena a muerte a menos personas y donde se llevan a cabo menos ejecuciones, parece extremo que los estados utilicen ahora pelotones de fusilamiento o ahorcamientos o electrocuciones . . . |

Staff (2021-06-25). Bacteria may be driver of 70% of genes believed to control aging, groundbreaking study indicates. rt.com Scientists may need to rethink how aging works, a new study suggests, as 70% of the genes in fruit flies traditionally believed to be linked to aging turned out to actually be involved in the immune response to bacteria. | The groundbreaking The scientists stumbled upon the discovery by chance while studying the genetics behind the aging mechanisms in the fruit fly known as Drosoph…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-25). Why Washington is Fawning Over Israel's New Government. counterpunch.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

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-25). Why Washington Is Fawning Over Israel's New Government. commondreams.org While the Americans and the Israelis are busy engaging in the ever-familiar ritual of 'putting lipstick on a pig,' the Palestinians remain irrelevant in all of this, as their political aspirations continue to be discounted, and their freedom delayed.

Norman Solomon (2021-06-25). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-25). Michelle Bachelet, Alto Comisionado de la ONU para la defensa del crimen organizado. globalizacion.ca Las recientes declaraciones de la Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, Michelle Bachelet, dejan claro que ella apoya abiertamente el crimen organizado en Nicaragua financiado por los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea. Que lo…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-25). The West's Audacity of Sanctioning. Among the Latest Cases Is Belarus. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-25). Governor Signs Law To Stop Teachers From Talking About Racism. popularresistance.org Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed one of his party's top legislative priorities into law: a bill aimed at stopping teachers from talking about racism and any current events that may be contentious. | The legislation, supported by virtually every GOP state legislator, states that social studies teachers in public K-12 schools "may not be compelled" to talk about current events or public policy or social issues considered controversial. If they do talk about such things, they are required to present the issue "without giving deference to any one perspective." | The law specifies all the things tha…

_____ (2021-06-25). What Really Happened On Juneteenth. popularresistance.org If you saw my column about Juneteenth posted here over the last few days, or a previous version on the website of Be'chol Lashon several years ago, or a video version currently presented by Be'chol Lashon, you would know I had bittersweet feelings about the history of the day. | I no longer do. I am outraged by it. | My change in emotion comes after learning from historian friends that the oft-repeated tale of Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 to inform enslaved African Americans that they were free is pure fiction. Not because they weren't legally freed 2- Ω months earlier when…

_____ (2021-06-25). Indian Farmers' Protest Completes 200 Days. popularresistance.org Early January this year, while responding to a journalist's query about the perseverance displayed by India's farmers even after several rounds of failed negotiations with the Government of India, Rakesh Tikait of Bhartiya Kisan Union had evoked the everyday struggle of a peasant in the field. | "Resilience is in our blood. Every year after sowing seeds, we wait patiently for months on end to reap the harvest. It is back-breaking work in difficult conditions. Often, a drought or an untimely hailstorm wreaks it all and smashes all our hopes for a better yield and income. Yet, we persist. We do not give up. We do n…

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How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
It was common knowledge that a U.S. failure to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) before Iran's June presidential election would help conservative hard-liners to win the election. Indeed, on Saturday, June 19, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi was elected as the new President of Iran. Raisi has a record of brutally cracking…
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The world says no to the blockade of Cuba
Editor | mronline.org | 2021-06-25
In today's historic UN General Assembly vote, 184 supported ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba and only the United States and Israel voted against | June 25, 2021 | Newswire…
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Milwaukee: Lindbergh Park renamed Lucille Berrien Park
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-25
Fight Back! News is circulating the following statement from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression after their victory on June 24 in their campaign to rename Lindbergh Park. | On the afternoon of June 24th, the Milwaukee County Board voted unanimously in favor of changing Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park. | Renaming the park to Lucille Berrien Park was a grassroots demand that residents of the surrounding area communicated with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). From the beginning of the campaign, we received significant support from County Boar…
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We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, But Not Both
Peter Certo | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn't have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they'd like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their…
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Peru at the Brink of Civil War?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-25
On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a humble primary …
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Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose
Indivisible groups South Bay | indybay.org | 2021-06-25
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…
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International Criminal Court Closes in on Duterte
Jason Castaneda | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-06-25
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Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-25
In state after Republican state around the country, a push is underway to create legal pathways to subvert election results. This effort is buoyed by the fact that well over half of Republican voters believe that Donald Trump is the "true president." And it will be further bo…
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Teamsters convention votes to organize Amazon
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-25
WASHINGTON–Calling it "an existential threat" not just to their union but to workers nationally, Teamsters convention delegates voted to spend unspecified sums of money to organize Amazon. That was the biggest, but not the only, news that came out of the four-day virtual conclave in late June, forced onto Zoom by a coronavirus not yet …
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Nicaragua's Benedict Arnolds: Political Opposition as Organized Crime
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-25
Ever since they lost badly in the 2011 elections to the Frente Sandinista, Nicaragua's political opposition has divided into conventional political parties working in the country's legislature and an extra-parliamentary opposition based in local NGOs. |

| The US government, in particular, |

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Why does Israel ban Palestinian mothers from accompanying sick children from Gaza seeking treatment in the West Bank?
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-06-25
By Eman Abusidu | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) pointed out in its 2020 annual report that, "All patients and patient companions from the Gaza Strip must apply for Israeli permits to exit the Gaza Strip in order to access hospitals in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and …
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ALEC Lawmakers Look to Spread Arizona-Style Election Audits to Other States
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-25
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) lawmakers are hoping to copy and paste the controversial Arizona "audit" of the 2020 November presidential election just like they do model legislation from the corporate bill mill. | The Arizona audit was engineered by ALEC's treasurer and second highest ranking board member, Senate President Karen Fann (R), the Center for Media a…
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Chicago: Reactionaries attempt to block community control of police measures
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-25
Chicago, IL – On June 23, over 150 people from the movement to stop police crimes and end police impunity rallied outside of Chicago City Hall before the city council meeting. "This should have been a meeting where ECPS would be voted on, where we are turning the people's ordinance into the law of this city," Kobi Guillory, co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) explained, "but what happened on Friday is that certain alderpersons, acting at the behest of the mayor of this city, blocked our substitute ordinance from being put in, which stopped it from being voted on."
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Defending the Shame of Apartheid
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
It was to be expected. Following the worldwide exposure of an active campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem's and Israel's murderous 11 day campaign raining death and destruction on the captive population of Gaza, the apologists for Israel went into full on damage control. Anyone who decried these…
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Day two of Teamster convention votes out '2/3 rule'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-25
Washington DC – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention entered its second day, June 24. Congratulatory videos were shown for outgoing General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall, as well as videos from labor leaders such as SEIU leader Mary Kay Henry. | Today began the first series of contentious votes between rival factions vying for leadership in this year's international election. The O'Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate, a coalition slate that includes longstanding leaders and rank-and-file activists who want to bring back increased union militancy and rank-and-file involvement to t…
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UN General Assembly Once More Announces US Blockade of Cuba
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
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…
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Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for the Defense of Organized Crime in Nicaragua
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-25
@crg_globalresearch. Recent remarks by …
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A Political Solution Is the Only Way: Crisis Escalates in Ethiopia Amid War, Famine & Elections
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-25
An Ethiopian military bombing of a marketplace in the Tigray region killed at least 64 people in one of the deadliest attacks since government forces invaded the region last November. The bombing came just a day after Ethiopians voted in national and regional elections, but polls could not open in some areas due to ongoing fighting. The country is still waiting for results that will determine if the ruling coalition, led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, stays in power. Thousands of people have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, since Ahmed ordered the Ethiopian military to…
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Under Pandemic, United Nations Votes to Condemn Cruel and Illegal U.S. Blockade of Cuba–But There Is a Twist
Chris Agee | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-25
@crg_globalresearch. 184 Countries Vote …
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Labour bans Israel sanctions debate
Asa Winstanley | electronicintifada.net | 2021-06-25
Official alleges that demand for weapons embargo could cause "anti-Semitic behavior."
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Between the minutes at KPFA's board mtg. of May 15th
Daniel Borgstrà∂m | indybay.org | 2021-06-25
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..
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Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States' Rights Defense of Voter Suppression
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-06-25
Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States' Rights Defense of Voter Suppression…
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Biden's $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Capitulation. Stripped Down to $579 Billion
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-25
@crg_globalresearch. For weeks I've …
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State of Matter
Missy Comley Beattie | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
About a week ago, Rep Ronny Jackson sent a letter, cosigned by 13 fellow Republicans, to President Biden, urging Biden to undergo cognitive testing. He wrote: The American people should have absolute confidence in their President. They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander in Chief. They…
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Bombing Afghanistan After the Troops are Gone
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
If the military officials who talk to the press get their way, the U.S. war in Afghanistan will never end. This became execrably clear on June 9, when the New York Times published an article quoting anonymous Pentagon dignitaries informing us that after the U.S. leaves Afghanistan, it may continue to bomb the country, if it doesn't like how things go. You read that right. President Biden says the war will end. The geniuses in the Pentagon say no it won't, we'll keep bombing.
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Biden's European Tour: "The United States is Back" and the Limits of Nostalgia
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
Joe Biden opened his first foreign trip as president by announcing that the "United States is back." What the president didn't clarify was back where. The obvious answer is that the United States is returning to working with its allies. Biden's meetings with the G-7, NATO and European Union leaders confirmed this. After President Donald…
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Infrastructure deal: 'Concrete' projects in, 'human infrastructure' not yet
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-25
WASHINGTON–The eight-year $1.2 trillion "compromise" infrastructure deal Democratic President Joe Biden reached with a bipartisan group of lawmakers can be summed up in some simple phrases: "Concrete" projects, rebuilding the nation's crumbling roads, inadequate airports, creaky mass transit, aging subways, collapsing bridges–the latest of them just miles from the White House–and replacing lead-lined water pipes …
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Historic Child Tax Credit starts in July–up to $300 per child monthly
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-25
OAKLAND, Calif.–A new, historic provision of the American Rescue Plan will take effect next month, that could lift more than five million children across the U.S. out of poverty and cut child poverty in this country in half. But for that to happen, word must reach the eligible families. To further that objective, the Biden …
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Laura Carlsen on Biden's Central America Policy, Greg LeRoy on Texas Corporate Subsidies
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-06-25
Protest in Union Square, New York (cc photo: Jim Naureckas) | This week on CounterSpin: "Biden Administration Ousts Trump's Border Patrol Chief," announced the June 24 New York Times, explaining in the subhed that Rodney Scott "had become known for his support of President Donald J. Trump's signature border wall, and had resisted a Biden initiative to stop using the phrase 'illegal alien."' Ergo, we are to understand, his "forcing out" by the White House–suggesting a meaningful departure from the immigration po…
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Biden insiste en el bloqueo y embargo a Cuba
Mirko C. Trudeau | globalizacion.ca | 2021-06-25
Abrumador rechazo mundial en la ONU a la política de Estados Unidos contra Cuba. Estados Unidos quedó aislado, por vigésima novena vez, ante el repudio casi universal a su política contra Cuba: esta vez 184 de los 193 integrantes de…
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Roaming Charges: Lost in Biden's Triangle
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
When Bill Clinton and Dick Morris perfected triangulation politics, the strategy was to work with the GOP to strangle progressive policies and advance a neoliberal agenda. Biden's strategy takes this one step further and relies on Democrats to play the role of the 90s GOP politicians, many of whom were to the left of Sinema and Manchin.
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"Better Than Trump" Isn't Good Enough. End Deportation Now
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-25
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden went to great lengths to establish the dramatic differences between himself and Donald Trump on immigration. Biden was very clear: He would reunite separated families, resettle 125,000 refugees and put privately run immigration detention centers firmly in the past. | Six months into his administration, immigration organizers are feeling whiplash. | The White House followed through on its promise of a 100-day deportation moratorium, but quickly abandoned the goals of its own executi…
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Biden Administration Mulling Overturn Decision To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli Territory
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-25
Click to see full-size image | The Biden Administration is mulling whether to retract the recognition of occupied Golan Heights as part of Israeli territory. | The Washington Free Beacon cited an unnamed US State Department spokesman who said that the new administration was considering overturning former US President Donald Trump's decision. | The State Department of…
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Headlines for June 25, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-25
Biden and Senators Reach Compromise Infrastructure Bill That Excludes Climate and Jobs Programs, Biden Administration Backs Permits for Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline, Climate Crisis Driving Record-High Temperatures in Pacific Northwest, Federal Fire Agency Warns Historic Drought Is Increasing Demand for Firefighters, "Half-Measures and Broken Promises": European Parliament Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2050, Climate Crisis Pushes 1 Million People in Madagascar to "Edge of Starvation", 751 Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School for Indigenous Children in Saskatchewan, U.S. Bans Solar Panel Part…
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Afghan President Ghani Visits White House as His Government Nears Collapse
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-25
The Taliban have continued seizing districts in Afghanistan ahead of the U.S. military pullout set for September 11, now holding twice as much territory as they did two months ago. According to a Wall Street Journal report, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the government of Afghanistan could collapse within six months of the U.S. withdrawal. The Biden administration is reportedly planning to keep 650 troops in Afghanistan after the September 11 deadline, and the U.S. is also looking for nearby military bases for future aerial bombings and other operations. Afghan American scholar Zaher Wahab says Afghan Preside…
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Nine Points of Difference: A Response to Noam Chomsky on American Fascism
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
It was nice to see the nation's leading left intellectual Noam Chomsky recently concede that the F-word, fascism, has at least some applicability — as in "neoliberal proto-fascism" — to the Trumpo-Republifascist Party. For more than four years, he's been part of a chorus of academics who have been resistant to the notion that the…
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Nonviolent Protest Over Voting Rights Ends With Arrests In DC
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-25
Activists with the national Poor People's Campaign were arrested Wednesday after blocking a street in front of the Hart Senate building in Washington, D.C. to demand passage of the For the People Act, a popular voting rights expansion bill that Republicans successfully filibustered just 24 hours earlier. | After rallying in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, hundreds of low-wage workers, faith leaders, and advocates–including residents of West Virginia, Kentucky, and several other states–marched to the nearby Senate building to demand meetings with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Republican Mino…
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Supreme Court limits California Union Recruiting In Favor Of Property Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-25
In a blow to labor, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a decades-old California rule inspired by César Chávez that allowed union organizers to meet with farmworkers at their place of work. Commercial growers applauded the conservative court's ruling to uphold property rights while union representatives vowed not to be deterred. | Two agricultural producers filed suit after organizers with the United Farm Workers sought to access their property to speak with farmworkers. The plaintiffs in Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid, Cedar Point Nursery and Fowler Packing Company, argued the California regulation requiring them t…
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Trumka: High Court ruling threatens farm workers' right to organize
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-25
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling–on party lines–threatening farm workers' right to organize in Californian fields, is bad for the workers, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. But it could have been worse, he adds. That's because what the right-wingers who joined the case at the High Court really wanted was to get the justices to …
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Child Slavery Is Fine As Long As Its Not On U.S. Soil
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-25
Click to see full-size image | On June 24th, a US Supreme Court ruled in favor of corporate giants Nestlé USA and Cargill, which were sued more than a decade ago by six men who say the two companies were complicit in child trafficking and profited when the men were enslaved on cocoa farms as children. | The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 against the plaintiffs, saying they had not proven the…
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Over 30,000 US Veterans of Post-9/11 Wars Have Killed Themselves Since 2001
Julia Conley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-25
@crg_globalresearch. New research released …
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Henry Kissinger's Famous Diplomacy Achieved Nothing
Paul Ryder | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
Henry Kissinger, President Richard Nixon's National Security Adviser and Secretary of State, has spent most of his life collecting honors. He carried home the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and many other prizes, awards, and medals. He has been…
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Civil War in Afghanistan Will Threaten Afghanistan, China and Pakistan
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
The United States, which has prosecuted a war against Afghanistan since October 2001, has promised to withdraw its combat troops by September 11, 2021. This war has failed to attain any of the gains that were promised after 20 years of fighting: neither has it resulted in the actual fragmentation of terrorist groups nor has it led to the destruction of the Taliban. The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war will finally end with the Taliban's return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, seizing this prospect to make a full return to Afg…
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Nicaragua, July 4, 1986: Field Notes From a "Secret" War
James Phillips | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-25
Most of the following is taken from my field journal, written while I was in Nicaragua (1985-87) as part of the Witness for Peace longterm team documenting the Contra War. Unfortunately, my government's intervention in Nicaragua did not end with the Contra War. Today, the U.S. continues its efforts to remove the current Nicaraguan government…
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The Colescott Chronicles Part 2: Expanding Black representation, critiquing consumerism and colonialism
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-25
Robert Colescott's satire of Americana George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware has now become the centerpiece of L.A.'s new Lucas Museum of American Art. Colescott's best known work, though, only begins to touch on his four major themes and concerns. These are: expanding Black representation in art while calling attention to the way the culture …
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Guided Missiles, Misguided Policies, and Changing Direction Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WWIII
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-06-25
By David Swanson, Remarks for Peace and Justice Works, June 24, 2021 Thank you for inviting me. I'd like to speak briefly and spend a good deal of time on Q&A. I'd like to start by considering this question: If it's true that madness is more common in societies than individuals, and if the society … Continue reading "Guided Missiles, Misguided Policies, and Changing Direction Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WWIII"
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Disappearance of socialism is a premise of US policy towards Cuba
Staff | en.cubadebate.cu | 2021-06-25
The United States' policy against Cuba is based on the axiom that Cuba's socialist system must disappear or be modified, Cuban academic Santiago Pérez pointed out the eve at the International Security Conference. In the event that concluded this Thursday in Moscow, the researcher considered that for the White House, the existence and the example of the island questions its hegemony in the Americas and over the world. 'Although Cuba does not represent a military threat to the national security of the United States, it is a political and ideological challenge,' he warned.
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Talk World Radio: Michael Messner: Unconventional Combat
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-06-25
Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, U.S. military veterans. Our guest, Michael Messner is professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from … Continue reading "Talk World Radio: Michael Messner: Unconventional Combat"
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Russian Warplanes Made 'Warning Pass' Over Daraa City As Former Syrian Rebels Refuse To Hand Over Arms
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-25
On June 25, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces made a "warning pass" over the southern Syrian city of Daraa…
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Germany Axis Alert Puzzle
Relative of Seth | indybay.org | 2021-06-25
Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…
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Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-25
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 …
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New dad: Tips to help manage stress
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-25
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 …
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Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon
Michael T. Klare, The Nation | thenation.com | 2021-06-25
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