Daily Archives: June 26, 2021

2021-06-26: News Headlines

The Lancet (2021-06-26). [Editorial] The past is not the past for Canada's Indigenous peoples. thelancet.com The discovery last month by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in western Canada has been met with shock and horror. The Canadian Prime Minister said it was "a painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter in our country's history". But the trauxzmas of the residential school programme are not just a memory: they have left a devastating and lasting imprint on survivors and families in Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd. wsws.org Hennepin County Court Judge Cahill imposed a sentence on Chauvin that was greater than the minimum required by state guidelines but less than that requested by the prosecution and Floyd's family.

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-26). Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years for George Floyd Murder. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison for murder of George Floyd. challenge-magazine.org Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison for his murder of George Floyd last year. Judge Peter Cahill explained the sentence is based on Chauvin's "abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown." Chauvin was convicted of three charges in April: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. | It was Mr Floyd's murder that sparked the series of Black Lives Matter protests last year after a video of his death, recorded by passer-by Darnella Frazier, emerged online. | For Mr Floyd's sister,…

Malik Miah (2021-06-26). United States: Derek Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd's murder. greenleft.org.au Derek Chavin was sentenced to 22.5 years in a Minnesota prison for the murder of George Floyd, reports Malik Miah.

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-26). US, Israel Vote 'No' as 184 Nations Condemn US Blockade of Cuba. zcomm.org "The U.N. vote… on Cuba was a chance for President Biden to show global leadership," said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. "He failed miserably."

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-26). PSUV Bases Ready to Nominate Candidates Ahead of the Primaries. orinocotribune.com With more than 7 million registered members eligible to vote, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is ready for its candidate nomination procedure for the November 21 elections. The nomination process will take place this Sunday, June 27. | PSUV First Vice-President Diosdado Cabello Rondón reiterated his recommendations to follow the results of the procedure, in which the Bolívar Chávez Battle Units (UBCH) will be the protagonists. | Cabello stated that "every PSUV member has the right to get nominated and to nominate anyone else," and that the people will express their will in the popular assemblies th…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). Biden Administration Warns Allies Against Restoring Ties With Syria's Assad. news.antiwar.com After supporting efforts to oust him, some of Washington's Gulf allies have accepted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay and are working on restoring ties with Damascus. On Friday, a US official warned US allies against getting friendly with Assad and threatened sanctions. Joey Hood, the acting assistant secretary of state for …

Staff (2021-06-26). Join the Twitterstorm now! #IsraelApartheidNation stop sports-washing colonialism at #TDF2021. samidoun.net Read the original French call to action at Collectif Palestine Vaincra. From June 26 to July 18, the 2021 edition of the Tour de France welcomes an Israeli team called "Israel Start-Up Nation" . Supported by the pro-Israeli far right, the participation of this team in one of the biggest sports competitions in the world serves a clear objective: to promote and normalize Israeli apartheid. Faced with this blatant attempt to sports-wash Israeli crimes, many organizations are mobilizing and calling for a twitterstorm on Saturday June 26 at 12 p.m. using the hashtags #IsraelApartheidNation and #TDF2021! Dégageons Isra…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. libya360.wordpress.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies…

Staff (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. orinocotribune.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies to combat COVID-19, and supporting and promoting respect for the sovereignty and the unity processes of the countries that make up ALBA-TCP, among other issues. | The document was put to a vote and was approved by the delegations present. Llorenti…

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class intensified by its murderous response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class tied to its murderous response to the coronavirus pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-26). European Union To Observe Venezuela's Subnational Elections. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Chargé d'affaires of the European Union (EU) to Venezuela Duccio Bandini confirmed an exploratory mission to assess European electoral observation in the subnational elections to take place on Nov. 21. | RELATED: | National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla informed that seven officials would integrate the mission, which will visit the South American country from July 6 until July.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). The Imminent Coup in Peru. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Legal maneuvers and delays, presented by the far-right, are pushing Peru closer to a coup with each passing day. It's been 20 days since Peru's June 6th election, and the authorities have not yet proclaimed the winner, Pedro Castillo. According to the law, a new President must be proclaimed by July 28th, and…

Staff (2021-06-26). CNE: European Union Technical Mission to Arrive in Venezuela on July 6. orinocotribune.com A technical mission to evaluate the participation of electoral observers from the European Union for the November 21 mega-elections will arrive in Venezuela on July 6, reported the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) through a post on its Twitter account. | "The European Union informed the #CNE of the arrival of an exploratory mission on July 6, 2021," stated…

Staff (2021-06-26). Peru: Scandal Involves Montesinos in Keiko Fujimori Maneuver. orinocotribune.com The controversial figure of Vladimiro Montesinos, the notorious advisor of the former president of Peru Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), responsible for the creation of a gigantic network of corruption that monopolized the Peruvian State in the 90s, has reappeared in the midst of Keiko Fujimori's attempt to overturn her defeat in the recently held presidential elections, reported EFE. | Some leaked recordings supposedly featuring the voice of Montesinos have come to light, where he is heard allegedly coordinating the bribery of three of the four magistrates of the National Elections Jury (JNE), the highest electoral…

Linzheng Dai, Bo Jin, Tingting Liu, Jun Chen, Guang Li, Jun Dang (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] The effect of smoking status on efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Either ICIs monotherapy or combination therapy was superior to CT in smokers. While ICIs monotherapy and dual ICIs combination were less effective in never-smokers, and ICIs plus CT might be the optimal selection. Nevertheless, given the limitation of the high heterogeneity of studies included, the findings need to be confirmed by future RCTs focusing on this subject.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

Staff (2021-06-26). The Right Has Chosen Critical Race Theory as Its New Boogeyman to Scare Voters. truthout.org Critical race theory (CRT) has been around for over 40 years. So why is there so much talk about it now? | Following the racial justice uprisings of 2020, when critical race conversations broke out across the country, racial progress seemed possible. And then came the backlash. | In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona,

_____ (2021-06-26). The UN Fails Cuba, Again. strategic-culture.org The UN wants Cuba's freedom to occur only on U.S. terms — through foreign intervention and against the will of the Cuban people. | The UN proves itself more farcical with every passing year, particularly through its non-binding resolutions. For the 29th year, the international community has voted to lift the illegal U.S. blockade on Cuba, with 184 countries voting in favour while the two allies — the U.S. and Israel — voted against, as expected. |

WSWS (2021-06-26). Kamala Harris stages photo op at Mexican border to defend mass incarceration of immigrant children. wsws.org Kamala Harris visited the US-Mexico border for the first time in the midst of mounting exposures of the Biden administration's inhumane and illegal treatment of immigrants.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-06-26). The Long Crusades of Western Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org In late April 2021, US President Joe Biden announced a withdrawal from Afghanistan. In other words, the US has been trounced in Afghanistan by its very own jihadist Frankenstein, the Taliban. The defeat of USA is covered with the ugly debris of history. The dirty war on Afghanistan was part of a disastrous process of occupying and …

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). 73 Dems in Congress demand Biden Brand Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestine "Illegal," Dump Trump's "Deal of the Century" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — 73 Democratic Congressional representatives wrote a letter to President Biden on Friday urging him formally to withdraw from Trump's so-called "deal of the century," which actually authorized Israel unilaterally to steal large swathes of Palestinian land. And these representatives frankly say this. They want an outbreak of frank talk and …

sputniknews (2021-06-26). State Dept: US Has Not Changed Stance on Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights. sputniknews.com Earlier, unconfirmed reports surfaced detailing that the Biden administration was intending to reverse a Trump-era decision to recognize the Golan Heights as under Israeli sovereignty. The claims surfaced from a Washington Free Beacon article published on Thursday that was widely picked up by mainstream news outlets.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). White House: Afghanistan Is 'Not a Winnable War'. news.antiwar.com Ahead of talks between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with Ghani and other Afghan leaders on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). White House: Afghanistan Is 'Not a Winnable War'. news.antiwar.com Ahead of talks between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) met with Ghani and other Afghan leaders on Thursday.

Staff (2021-06-26). 'We're going to stick with you,' Biden tells Afghan president at White House, promising 'sustained' partnership. rt.com President Joe Biden declared that US support for the embattled Afghan government will not end, telling President Ashraf Ghani that Washington will prop up the country's military and economy as US troops end a 20-year occupation. | "The partnership between Afghanistan and the United States is not ending. It's going to be sustained," Biden

Staff (2021-06-26). Biden Will Enact Rule Proposed by Trump That Enables Big Pharma to Price Gouge. truthout.org This article was produced by The Biden administration is officially moving forward with a Trump rulemaking that would eliminate a key government power for driving down the costs of drugs…

WSWS (2021-06-26). Washington, DC police admit use of brute force against peaceful protests in days following death of George Floyd. wsws.org The admission is an exposure of the city's Democratic Party establishment, which postured as a critic of the Trump administration during the protests, but also oversaw police attacks on them.

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Sino-Russian experts hold webinar to mark CPC's 100 years. ecns.cn A webinar to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing on June 24. Experts from China and Russia interpreted the successful experience of the CPC's development, expansion and its historic contribution to the development of China and to the world.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). NATO Openly Identifies Russia as Target of Impending Black Sea War Games. news.antiwar.com NATO's military arm, Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium (marking its 70th anniversary this year), issued a press release on the Sea Breeze war games that will begin in the Black Sea on June 28. Coming as they do immediately on the heels on what may have proven a dangerous contretemps between …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). NATO openly identifies Russia as target of impending Black Sea war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO openly identifies Russia as target of impending Black Sea war games NATO's military arm, Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium (marking its 70th anniversary this year), issued a press release on the Sea Breeze war games that will begin in the Black Sea on June 28. Coming as they do immediately …

Noam Chomsky (2021-06-26). Understanding Modern America. zcomm.org Interview on how the media landscape has changed in the age of social media, inspiring activist movements, the Republican's sharp movement toward an insane style of politics, and the dangers of the new Cold War with China…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). Operation Barbarossa: Myths and Reality. orinocotribune.com By Jacques R. Pauwels — Jun 22, 2021 | Eighty years ago, June 22, 1941: Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa, the attack against the Soviet Union… War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear in the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. As a German historian, Rolf-Dieter Màºller, has convincingly demonstrated in a well-documented study, it was a war against the Soviet Union, and not against Poland, France, or Britain, that Hitler was planning to unleash in 1939. On August 11 of that year, Hitler explained to Carl J. Burckhardt…

WSWS (2021-06-26). Educators from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio pledge to work to end isolation of Volvo strikers. wsws.org At our meeting Thursday night, committee members pledged to broaden awareness and support for the Volvo strike as widely as possible among educators and other workers in our region.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multibillion-dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multi-billion dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Danny Haiphong (2021-06-26). Independent Media is Political, Too: A Defense of 'State' or Publicly-Funded Media. orinocotribune.com By Danny Haiphong — Jun 16, 2021 | It is imperative for independent journalism to serve as the media arm of a movement that opposes the privatization of information and works toward the development of a public media apparatus. | American individualism is a key component of American exceptionalism. In the US, individual "freedoms" are cherished even under the most perilous of circumstances. The right to choose private health plans is sacrosanct despite rendering a large portion of the US population unable to afford basic healthcare. The right to choose an education in the US is also held in high regard even t…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). ECOWAS Court Dismissed Cape Verde's Motion to Set Aside Judgment for Release of Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com In its judgment delivered on 15 March 2021, the ECOWAS Court of Justice declared illegal the arrest and detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab Moran, ordered his release from further custody, quashed the extradition proceedings against him to the United States and awarded him $200,000 reparation for the violations of his human rights by Cape Verde. | On 15 April, the Government of Cape Verde filed two motions praying the ECOWAS Court to set aside the Judgment. Both motions were vigorously opposed by the defence team of Alex Saab and in today's decision, which followed a hearing on 31 May, the ECOWAS Cour…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Mauritania: NATO's Partner on Africa's Atlantic Coast. news.antiwar.com A NATO delegation consisting of both military and civilian officials has completed a visit to Mauritania. The African nation borders the Atlantic Ocean on its west, Western Sahara to its northwest and Mali to its east. The NATO officials discussed strengthening military collaboration with the country, which has been a member of the military bloc's …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). West Blames Iran for Delaying Nuclear Deal, But Fault Lies With the US. news.antiwar.com Western powers continue to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Paris Friday. Both Blinken and his French counterpart warned Iran that time was running out to revive the JCPOA. "There will come a point, yes, where it will be very hard to return back to the standards set by the JCPOA," <...

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Interceptor Missiles in Poland Cause Concern in Russia. news.antiwar.com Sergey Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister (who the day before said NATO ships in the Black Sea could be directly bombed next time), was cited by TASS today stating his country would reconsider its military plans if the Pentagon goes ahead with stationing Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in Poland. The so-called missile defense interceptors will …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-26). IAEA Wants 'Immediate Response' From Iran Over Monitoring Deal. news.antiwar.com The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Earlier this year, Iran stopped voluntarily complying with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA that allowed the IAEA to conduct snap inspections. The IAEA negotiated a temporary monitoring deal with Iran that satisfied the nuclear watchdog. | The monitoring deal came into effect…

Vinicius Fontanesi Blum, Sérgio Cimerman, James R Hunter, Paulo Tierno, Acioly Lacerda, Alexandre Soeiro, Florentino Cardoso, Nancy Cristina Bellei, Juliana Maricato, Nathalia Mantovani, Marcella Vassao, Danilo Dias, Juliana Galinskas, Luis Mário Ramos Janini, Joanna Reis Santos-Oliveira, Alda Maria Da-Cruz, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Nitazoxanide superiority to placebo to treat moderate COVID-19 — A Pilot prove of concept randomized double-blind clinical trial. thelancet.com Compared to placebo in clinical and virologic outcomes and improvement of inflammatory outcomes, the superiority of NTZ warrants further investigation of this drug for moderate COVID-19 in larger clinical trials. A higher incidence of adverse events in the placebo arm might be attributed to COVID-19 related symptoms.

Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Lara Neves Souza, Maesha Deheragoda, Marianne Samyn, Jemma Day, Anita Verma, Hector Vilca-Melendez, Mohamed Rela, Nigel Heaton, Anil Dhawan (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Outcomes of adults who received liver transplant as young children. thelancet.com This is the largest reported long-term study of biopsychosocial outcomes of pLT recipients with normal liver biochemistry, with follow-up upon completion of physical growth and senior school education. Importantly, despite normal liver function, many patients did not demonstrate 'meaningful survival'. We must refocus our efforts towards better understanding the long-term outcomes of children. A 'meaningful survival' rather than mere survival should be our goal.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Drone Swarm Attacked Several Targets In Iraqi Kurdistan (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from a live stream by the Rudaw Media Network. | Early on June 26, a drone swarm attacked a number of targets near Erbil city, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | Citing security sources in Kurdistan, the Two of the drones struck a building, allegedly a villa, on Erbil-Pir…

Relative of Seth (2021-06-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Yemen On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 84 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On June 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured Jaghatu district in Maidan Wardak province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Gozargah-e Nur and Khost Wa Farang in Baghlan province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Andkhoy and Qurghan in Faryab province | On June 25, Taliban reportedly captured Ghorak district in Kandahar province | 248 Taliban militants were killed, 137 wounded & 12 others were arrested as a result of Afgha…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-26). Military Situation In Iraq On June 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 25, the Turkish artillery attacked alleged PKK positions near Amedi | On June 25, unknown groups attacked the villages of Gomapsan and Bragh in north of Erbil with 5 suicide drones. No casualties were reported | On June 26, the PMU and Iraqi Army carried out a security operation west of Mosul | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Staff (2021-06-26). 26 June, Online Event: #Save_Israa event with sister and son of Palestinian prisoner Israa Jaabis (Arabic, Spanish). samidoun.net Saturday, 26 June Online Event (Live translation: Arabic and Spanish) 12 pm Pacific -3 pm Eastern — 9 pm central Europe — 10 pm Palestine Join on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/81577264737 Many people may not know why so many Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails. We must understand that, when living under occupation, any reason or no reason (for example, in the case of administrative detention) may be used to imprison those who fight for their natural, human and political rights. In the Zionist occupation prisons and interrogation rooms, systematic torture is considered routine and legal, espec…

Staff (2021-06-26). Venezuela Celebrates Battle of Carabobo Bicentennial & Bolivarian Army Day with Civic-Military Parade (Photos). orinocotribune.com This June 24, Venezuela celebrated the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo and Bolivarian Army Day with a civic-military parade on the Campo de Carabobo in a ceremony led by the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), Nicolás Maduro. | More than twelve thousand combatants from different components of the FANB participated, including cadets, officers, troops and special forces, made up of patriotic men and women, who reaffirmed that Venezuela is free, sovereign and independent. | Representatives of the Executive Cabinet, the Military High Command a…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-26). Venezuelan Navy Vessel Hugo Chávez Patrols the Atlantic Coast 'in the Face of Imperial Provocations in Guyana'. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Navy vessel Hugo Chávez, specialized in coastal surveillance, has been sent to patrol the Atlantic coast of Venezuela, as a "response to the imperialist provocation of US military exercises in Guyana." This was communicated by Venezuelan Defense Minister General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López, on June 24, during his closing speech at the civic-military parade commemorating the Carabobo Bicentennial. | Padrino López stated that "our Navy, our Military, and our Bolivarian Militia are there on site," and emphasized that the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) is resolved to continue along the patr…

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-26). 'Turning right, repressing left'. zcomm.org How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course…

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). Forms of Equality in Late Antiquity and in the Qur'an (Podcast). juancole.com My interview is at Renovatio concerning my forthcoming article on equality in the Qur'an, which I wrote in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The audio is embedded here: Renovatio's notes: "God's creativity is seen as an expression of the divine will and those blessed with insight can perceive it as such, and perhaps …

Dongsheng News (2021-06-26). News on China | No. 56. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

Richard Lane (2021-06-26). [Perspectives] Li Song: driving China's maternal and child health transformation. thelancet.com Li Song is not deterred by the responsibilities of her role as Director General of the Department of Women and Children's Health at China's National Health Commission (NHC), a post she has held since March, 2021, having worked in the department for the past 19 years. "I constantly remind myself how women hold up half the sky, and that children are the future of humankind, core values at the heart of our work", she says.

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Chinese vaccines effective against COVID-19 Delta variant: top epidemiologist. ecns.cn China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said on Friday that Chinese vaccines are effective against the COVID-19 Delta variant, and he urged more people to be vaccinated.

Mary K. Foley, Samuel D. Searle, Ali Toloue, Ryan Booth, Alec Falkenham, Darryl Falzarano, Salvatore Rubino, Magen E. Francis, Mara McNeil, Christopher Richardson, Jason LeBlanc, Sharon Oldford, Volker Gerdts, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Barry Clarke, Kenneth Rockwood, David J. Kelvin, Alyson A. Kelvin (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Centenarians and extremely old people living with frailty can elicit durable SARS-CoV-2 spike specific IgG antibodies with virus neutralization functions following virus infection as determined by serological study. thelancet.com The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2) has led to more than 165 million COVID-19 cases and >3.4 million deaths worldwide. Epidemiological analysis has revealed that the risk of developing severe COVID-19 increases with age. Despite a disproportionate number of older individuals and long-term care facilities being affected by SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, very little is understood about the immune responses and development of humoral immunity in the extremely old person after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns. challenge-magazine.org This comes after a disastrous term as Health Secretary which has seen countless scandals as well as Hancock's oversight over the worst handling of COVID-19 in all of Europe, which has now killed over 128,000 people. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party had continued to back Hancock, refusing to sack the health secretary despite the pressure to do so from the general public.

Young Communist League of Britain (2021-06-26). Now is the time for working people and the youth to seize the initiative. challenge-magazine.org Johnnie Hunter, YCL General Secretary & Challenge Editor | Young Communist League General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, outlines the importance of the People's Assembly national demonstration on 26 June 2021 and the need to build a mass movement against austerity and for socialism across Britain. | The People's Assembly's national demonstration comes together in London today against a desperate backdrop for working people. | Well over 130,000 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The vast majority of these deaths were preventable. Millions of workers have been thrown into poverty or on the scrap heap. A…

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-06-26). Video: The Fraudulent Corona Pandemic. Crimes against Humanity. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca Watch this video till the end, a statement by the lead lawyer in the alliance of global lawyers going after the criminals involved in the international virus network that started the previous "Swine Flu" Pandemic and now, the current Covid-19 …

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Delta variant infections on sharp rise in U.S. ecns.cn The Delta variant infection cases in the United States have increased rapidly recently, accounting for one fifth of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rohini Dutta, Tarinee Kucchal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's pain: beyond COVID-19 case numbers and mortality rates. thelancet.com The premature relaxation of safety measures, the mass gatherings, the insufficient vaccine roll-outs, and the spread of highly virulent COVID-19 variants have brought India's health system to its knees. This issue has attracted much scrutiny and international criticism over the failures of the administration. However, the Editors1 do not look beyond the numbers or shed sufficient light on the plight of the Indian public.

Dhavendra Kumar, Madhukar Mittal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 emergency: overarching conclusions belie facts. thelancet.com The Editors1 draw attention to India's economic capabilities, the challenges of a huge diverse population, and the dangers of false optimism amidst a second wave of SARS-CoV-2. However, some overarching conclusions belie facts and evidence.

Jean-Jacques Parienti, Thierry Prazuck, Laure Peyro-Saint-Paul, Anna Fournier, Cécile Valentin, Sylvie Brucato, Renaud Verdon, Aymeric Sève, Mathilda Colin, Fabien Lesne, Jérome Guinard, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Julia Dina, Astrid Vabret, Laurent Hocqueloux (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Effect of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricitabine on nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral load burden amongst outpatients with COVID-19: A pilot, randomized, open-label phase 2 trial. thelancet.com In this pilot study of outpatients adult with recent non-severe COVID-19, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate plus emtricitabine appeared to accelerate the natural clearance of nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral burden. These findings support the conduct of larger trials of tenofovir-based therapies for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.

Nita Radhakrishnan, Devendra Kumar Gupta (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 response: science first. thelancet.com The Editorial1 about India's COVID-19 emergency was disappointing to read and does not behove a venerated journal such as The Lancet.

Siddhesh Zadey (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's problem of data and deaths. thelancet.com India felt the wrath of the pandemic during the second COVID-19 wave. Although multiple immediate socio ≠political factors, which were pointed out by the Editors,1 are to be blamed for the catastrophe, there is a distal yet chronic cause for India's problems: the data crisis. Except for a few state-led efforts, India still does not have an official, publicly available, nationwide, high-resolution (at the city or village level) epidemiological and health capacity data library on COVID-19. Such data would have helped to identify the potential crisis of oxygen supply and other resources, in turn averting deaths.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-06-26). [World Report] Colombians protest over inequities and health care. thelancet.com Protests have continued over inequalities, including in the health system, as COVID-19 worsens disparities. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.

Aayush Visaria, Tina Dharamdasani (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] The complex causes of India's 2021 COVID-19 surge. thelancet.com We agree that the Indian Government has, knowingly or unknowingly, faltered in its role to control the COVID-19 pandemic.1 However, these criticisms should at least be partly qualified by an acknowledgment of the sheer complexity of the required operation in India.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-26). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-06-26). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). 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 (2021-06-26). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). 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 (2021-06-26). 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 (2021-06-26). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). 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 …

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Iran To Start Production of COVID-19 Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, officials from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that Iran would be the first country in the Middle East to produce the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | "The home-produced Sputnik V vaccine will join the general vaccination campaign next week," Iranian government's spokesman Ali Rabiei said. | Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi declared that his gov…

Editor2 (2021-06-26). Why is Cuba's Vaccine Named 'Abdala'? orinocotribune.com On June 21, Cuban scientists announced that COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'Abdala' had demonstrated an The name Abd…

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Cuban vaccine proven over 92% effective as US-blockade persists. challenge-magazine.org This week, the Cuban government announced the effectiveness of two of the country's COVID-19 vaccines. 'Soberana 2' was declared to be 62% effective after two doses, with a third booster dose expected to increase this number further. Even more impressively, the 'Abdala' vaccine was announced as 92.28% effective after two doses, in last stage clinical trials. Cuba has reported a total of 169,365 COVID-19 cases and 1,170 deaths from COVID-19. It is expected that these homegrown vaccines, the first to emerge from Latin America, will greatly speed up the country's vaccination programme which has so far seen approx…

Szu-Min Hsieh, Wang-Da Liu, Yu-Shan Huang, Yi-Jiun Lin, Erh-Fang Hsieh, Wei-Cheng Lian, Charles Chen, Robert Janssen, Shin-Ru Shih, Chung-Guei Huang, I-Chen Tai, Shan-Chwen Chang (2021-06-26). Safety and immunogenicity of a Recombinant Stabilized Prefusion SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Vaccine (MVCCOV1901) Adjuvanted with CpG 1018 and Aluminum Hydroxide in healthy adults: A Phase 1, dose-escalation study. thelancet.com The MVCCOV1901 vaccine was well tolerated and elicited robust immune responses and is suitable for further development.

Solidarity Forever (2021-06-26). Teamsters Organizing Amazon. indybay.org A new, bigger union is taking on Amazon, the Teamsters. Get your vaccine, take your vitamins, and eat your fruits & vegetables because this labor organizing effort will bring us the future some of us have waited decades for. Young and old, we stand in solidarity with Amazon workers.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Cuba's Journey of Developing Vaccines While Battling the US Blockade. libya360.wordpress.com Two new vaccines, both developed in Cuba, have shown remarkable efficacy in clinical trials. Three dose vaccine Abdala showed 92.28% efficacy in phase 3 trials which is among the highest in vaccines developed so far. It is also crucial to remember that Cuba developed these vaccines even as it continues to suffer under the crippling…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-26). Remember the "Fake" 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency. globalresearch.ca A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.

Editor2 (2021-06-26). US 'Seizes' Iranian and Other Regional News Sites, Cites 'Disinformation' and 'National Security Threats'. orinocotribune.com The move has been criticized by activists as an attempt by the US government to censor unfavorable content, an attack on the freedom of the press, and a deliberate act of hostility. | On Tuesday, June 22, the US government "seized" several news websites, alleging their involvement in spreading "disinformation" and calling them a "threat to national security". The seized websites include Iranian state-owned Press TV and its Arabic version Al-Alam, the Houthi controlled Al-Masirah TV, and Palestine Today, among others. The move has created global outrage with activists calling it an attempt to censor the press and…

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

Angela (2021-06-26). 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)…

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

WSWS (2021-06-26). Migrants killed and wounded by far-right attacks in Spain. wsws.org The Socialist Party-Podemos government is politically implicated in the recent upsurge of xenophobic, anti-migrant attacks in Spain.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). 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. …

Moderator (2021-06-26). The $100 Billion U.S. Initiative to Deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas. scheerpost.com L1mey / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Frida Berrigan / TomDispatch 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… |

news.un (2021-06-26). Tigray: UN condemns murder of 3 MSF humanitarians as 'appalling violation' of international law. news.un.org Three employees of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) agency have been killed by unknown attackers in the restive Tigray region of Ethiopia, drawing swift condemnation from UN Secretary-General António Guterres who said on Saturday he was "deeply shocked" by the murders.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Florida governor signs anti-socialist education bills, requiring students and professors to register political views. wsws.org The laws in Florida are a part of a broader move of the far-right nationwide that sees schools as a battleground for waging attacks against opposition to capitalism.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-06-26). UK pseudo-left groups line-up behind rival fake "left" challengers in Unite leadership contest. wsws.org The efforts of the Socialist Workers Party and Socialist Party to hold up Beckett and Graham as alternatives to Coyne and Turner have been an unmitigated disaster.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Florida governor signs anti-socialist education bills, requiring students and professors to register political views. wsws.org The laws in Florida are a part of a broader nationwide move by the far-right, which sees schools as a battleground for waging attacks against opposition to capitalism.

WSWS (2021-06-26). UK pseudo-left groups line-up behind rival fake "left" challengers in Unite leadership contest. wsws.org The efforts of the Socialist Workers Party and Socialist Party to hold up Beckett and Graham as alternatives to Coyne and Turner has been an unmitigated disaster.

Anonymous103 (2021-06-26). Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | He began on

Margo Greenwood (2021-06-26). [Perspectives] An open invitation to address anti-Indigenous systemic racism. thelancet.com I am always surprised when a health-care practitioner says, "I don't need to take cultural safety training, I am not racist, and besides I took all that in my professional training". Such statements are puzzling for me. I have not seen meaningful improvements in the health status or experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples or a reduction in complaints of anti-Indigenous racism in the health-care system. In fact, the enduring impacts of colonialism in Canada have yet to be adequately addressed.

Geoff Watts (2021-06-26). [Obituary] Ayman Abu Al-Ouf. thelancet.com Leading physician in the Gaza Strip. Born in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, on Aug 19, 1971, he was killed by an air raid on Gaza City, the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory, on May 16, 2021, aged 49 years.

Geoff Watts (2021-06-26). [Obituary] Mouin Ahmad Al-Aloul. thelancet.com Psychiatrist with a special interest in addiction. Born in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory, on June 20, 1954, he was killed by an air raid on Gaza City on May 16, 2021, aged 66 years.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-26). 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.

WSWS (2021-06-26). UK: Nurses at breaking point while unions work to smother fight-back. wsws.org At least 226 nurses attempted to end their lives between April 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021—the shocking figures highlight the extraordinary pressures placed on key workers by the homicidal indifference, ineptitude and corruption that has characterised every aspect of the Conservative government's response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). South Africa's pandemic resurgence fuels opposition to the ANC government. wsws.org This latest surge in the pandemic has already affected four of the country's nine provinces and is likely to be the worst yet, coinciding with the onset of the southern hemisphere's winter.

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-26). 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.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-26). Words Alone will not End Anti-Muslim Terror in Canada. dissidentvoice.org The killing of a Muslim family on June 6 in Ontario, Canada, again presented an opportunity for Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to brand himself as a voice of reason and communal harmony. However, Trudeau's amiable and reassuring language is designed to veil a sinister reality which has, for many years, hidden the true face of …

Joris Leverink (2021-06-26). Combating the politics and practice of far-right influencers. roarmag.org This essay is an abridged chapter from " Photo: Masked far-right protester in Washington D.C., January 6, 2021. Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com | Since the rise of the internet, and especially since the diffusion of the internet through all parts of everyday life, the far right has scattered, diversified and stuck itself back together. The internet has facilitated these tendencies, filtering and contorting familiar forms of activity and…

The Conversation (2021-06-26). Right now it Doesn't Look like we can Keep Global Heating to an Extra 2.7 ∞ F.; But we Can Change That. juancole.com By Christopher Hedemann, Eduardo Gresse, and Jan Petzold | — ( The Conversation ) — If you read the scientific literature, there seem to be countless pathways and scenarios that might lead us to global deep decarbonisation by 2050, allowing us to meet the 1.5 ∞C target. "It's still possible," is the message, "if only we …

Liberation Staff (2021-06-26). New Hampshire: 100 protesters occupy State House, demand budget veto. liberationnews.org The proposed budget would cut public school funding by $100 million, institute an abortion ban after 24 weeks with no exceptions, cuts taxes for businesses and the wealthy and prohibit all public institutions from teaching about systemic oppression.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). 'Free Syrian Police' Officer, Two Civilians Killed In New Afrin Blast (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the explosion videos. | On June 27, an explosion rocked the northern Syrian city of Afrin, which is occupied by the Turkish military and its proxies. | The explosion was caused by an explosive device which struck a civilian vehicle as it was passing on road leading to the Turkish-occupied town of Azaz to the east. As a result of the explosion, a child, 10-year old girl, and two men were killed. | One of the slain men was identified as Lieutenant Mohamad Hamadah, an officer of the Free Syrian Police whi…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). In Video: Kabul's Vendetta Against Taliban. southfront.org An Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano soars over Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2015. The A-29 is the Afghan Air Force's latest attack airframe in their inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr., Released) | On June 24, 24 and 26, the Afghan Ministry of Defense released footage of recent airstrikes on Taliban fighters in different parts of the country. | The footage shows dozens of pinpoint airstrikes on positions, vehicles and gathering of Taliban forces. The airstrikes inflicted heavy huma…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Six Iraqi Policemen Killed By ISIS Cells In Rural Kirkuk (18+ Video). southfront.org Screen grab from Amaq's video. | Late on June 24, ISIS cells carried out a well-planned attack on the Iraqi Federal Police in the area of Daquq in the southern countryside of Kirkuk. | The terrorists first raided a police checkpoint located in the village Ghidah. A police officer was killed and another was injured. The terrorists also destroyed a thermal surveillance camera that was installed in the checkpoint. | After the raid, the terrorists ambushed police reinforcements near the checkpoint. A Humvee armored vehicle was dest…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Kurdistan Authorities Released Photos Of Mysterious Suicide Drones Used In Recent Attack. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: fb.com/KURDISTAN.CT | On June 26, the Directorate General of Counter Terrorism in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region released photos showing the wreckage of several drones which were used in a recent At total of four suicide drones were used in the attack. Three drones hit a house in the village o…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units Showed Off Iranian Combat Drone During Its First Ever Parade (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: al-Hashed.net | On June 26, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) held their first ever parade to commemorate the seventh anniversary of their establishment. | More than 20,000 fighters took part in the parade. Originally, the parade was set to be held in the capital, Baghdad, on June 13. However, policies pressure led to a number of delays. The parade was also moved to the central province of Diyala. | The PMU parade was attended by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as well as…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-26). Daring Ambush Leaves Five SDF Fighters Dead In Syria's Deir Ezzor. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 25, five fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed and many others were injured when they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen in the northern countryside Deir Ezzor. | The fighters came under attack as they were passing in the town of Jazrat al-Milaj. Their vehicle was targeted by the gunmen with light fire arms. | The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the ambush was carried out by ISIS cells. Nevertheless, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agen…

Staff (2021-06-26). Local Eviction Moratoriums Aren't Enough to Avert Housing Crisis, Say Activists. truthout.org To hear the landlords tell it, the U.S.'s eviction crisis is over. A June 11

Norman Solomon (2021-06-26). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Andrea Germanos (2021-06-26). 'We are in a climate emergency': As temps soar, over 90% of Western US gripped by drought. nationofchange.org "The West has never seen a drought like this, especially so early in the dry season."

WSWS (2021-06-26). UAW President Rory Gamble to step down, setting stage for elevation of Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry. wsws.org With Gamble's retirement, the UAW's top spot is expected to go to Curry, who is leading the attempt to isolate the ongoing Volvo Trucks strike and impose the company's terms.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Bille August's A Fortunate Man: A Danish tragedy. wsws.org The film, directed by Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror), is based on the novel by Danish writer and Nobel Prize winner Henrik Pontoppidan (1857—1943).

WSWS (2021-06-26). Chinese government imposes a "three-child" policy. wsws.org The announcement continues the Chinese Communist Party's bureaucratic attempts to reverse declining birth rates and the slowing growth of the economy.

WSWS (2021-06-26). UAW President Rory Gamble to step down, setting stage for elevation of Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry. wsws.org With Gamble's retirement, the UAW's top spot is expected to go to Curry, who is leading the attempts to isolate the ongoing Volvo Trucks strike and impose the company's terms.

WSWS (2021-06-26). The Florida condo disaster. wsws.org The Surfside condo collapse is only the latest in a string of disasters in the United States that are the result of the decay of infrastructure and the undermining of health and safety regulations over the last four decades.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Top Vale executive threatens 2,450 striking miners in northern Ontario. wsws.org The United Steelworkers' policy of starving the Sudbury workers on meagre strike pay and isolating them from other workers in struggle has emboldened the multinational mining conglomerate to demand sweeping concessions.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Significant developments in class struggle among US health care workers last week. wsws.org One of the central issues fueling opposition among health care and other workers has been abysmal staffing, which has led to intolerable conditions inside hospitals and nursing homes.

WSWS (2021-06-26). After a year, Indian court grants bail to three student activists arrested on bogus "terrorism" charges. wsws.org Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha have been targeted by the Modi government for their role in organizing mass protests against its communalist Citizenship Amendment Act.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Turkish TPI workers sacked after rebelling against union-backed contract. wsws.org Anger erupted among workers at TPI Composites factories in Turkey, which employ some 3,800 workers, after the union imposed a pro-company contract.

WSWS (2021-06-26). "Saginaw unions no holds bar" Facebook group bans SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore, suppresses articles on Volvo strike. wsws.org A day before his banning, Kishore had posted an article in the group which called for the widespread support for striking Volvo Trucks workers at the New River Valley (NRV) plant in Virginia, as well as an article on Nexteer employees' voicing their solidarity with striking Volvo workers.

WSWS (2021-06-26). "Saginaw unions no holds bar" Facebook group bans SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore, suppresses articles on Volvo strike. wsws.org Kishore had posted an article in the group calling for the widespread support for striking Volvo Trucks workers to be mobilised, as well as an article on Nexteer employees' voicing their solidarity with the stoppage in Virginia.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Colombia's Nazistic Horrors Show How the U.S. Government Will React to Future Domestic Revolts. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea With the world-shocking acts of state violence that have been carried out by Israel and Colombia during the last two months, we've gotten a clearer picture of what it will look like when the "imperial boomerang" effect‚Ää—‚Ääwhere an empire's evils abroad manifest within the empire's own borders‚Ää—‚Ääfully comes to define events within the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). India: Thousands of Farmers Hit the Streets on 'Save Agriculture, Save Constitution Day'. libya360.wordpress.com Ravi Kaushal 'What we witnessed in the past seven months and experienced first-hand reminds us of the Emergency 46 years ago. Today, it is not just the farmers' movement that is facing repression…' the farmers' memorandum read. In a spectacular show of strength, farmers' organizations on Saturday protested in front of the houses of governors…

Anthony Fulton (2021-06-26). Curb your McCarthyism: an early test for Israel's new Minister of Education. dissidentvoice.org These are early days for the self-styled 'coalition of change' in Israel, but it has already been presented with significant challenges in the form of the Jerusalem Flag March, the Evyatar outpost, and the Citizenship and Entry law. There is another one just around the corner. This week, the High Court of Justice informed the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Defense minister, military chiefs: Turkey has killed, "neutralized"over 18,000 Kurds in six years. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense minister, military chiefs: Turkey has killed, "neutralized"over 18,000 Kurds in six years Turkey's defense minister, Hulusi Akar, recently toured a military base in his nation's southeast where most of Turkey's 20 million Kurds live. He was joined at the base in Malatya by the chiefs of the three main branches of Turkey's armed forces: …

Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan, James Bandler (2021-06-26). The ultra wealthy have hijacked Roth IRAs. The Senate Finance chair is eyeing a crackdown. nationofchange.org Sen. Ron Wyden, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said he planned to rein in tax breaks for gargantuan Roth retirement accounts after ProPublica exposed how the super rich used them to shield their fortunes from taxes.

Elisa McCartin (2021-06-26). Wall Street's $3 billion political investment is a bargain. nationofchange.org The For the People Act would loosen the financial industry's grip over our political system.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-26). Workers across Italy protest killing of trade union leader Adil Belakdhim. peoplesdispatch.org Adil Belakdhim was killed when a truck ran into a picket line of protesting logistics workers on June 18. Si Cobas, the union to which he belonged, has termed it the culmination of attacks on workers across the country…

Global Voices (2021-06-26). Turkey's Night of the Living Sea Snot: Global Heating, Industrial Pollution Endanger Marmara Sea. juancole.com By Doga Celik | — ( GlobalVoices.org ) — The Marmara Sea is a pristine body of water, extending from the Dardanelles Strait to the Bosphorus. Since late May, the Marmara sea has been making international headlines for an unfortunate reason. 'Sea snot' and its causes A slimy, organic foam named "sea snot", officially known …

Fight Back (2021-06-26). SEIU Local 73 members at Cook County Health begin strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 2449 members of SEIU Local 73 who work at Cook County Health in Chicago began an open-ended strike on Friday, June 25 at 6 a.m. The SEIU members have been in bargaining with Cook County for over nine months and decided the only way to get the contract they deserve is to fight for it. The facilities that are striking include Stroger and Provident Hospitals; clinics and mental health services at Cermak; Cook County corporate offices and clerk's office, and the county jail. Members at all of these locations will strike indefinitely until they win a contract that they feel is adequate to return to work.

Nick Cunningham (2021-06-26). 'Massive' methane leaks found coming from oil and gas sites in Europe. nationofchange.org It is at these sites—storage tanks, pipelines, liquefied natural gas import terminals—where methane is leaking in large volumes.

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-26). To Solve the Climate Crisis We Need Real Zero, Not 'Net Zero'. progressive.org The myth of "net zero" is a delay tactic used by fossil fuel industries, rather than a real solution to climate change.

Brad Sandler (2021-06-26). Taxes Are Paid. realprogressives.org The federal government does not collect taxes to pay for anything. It collects taxes to fulfill its Constitutional obligation.

Waging Nonviolence (2021-06-26). If we truly honored Juneteenth, we would end the exception in the 13th amendment. juancole.com By Emma Jordan-Simpson | — (Waging Nonviolence ) — In my inbox this morning from a major nonprofit organization that should have known better was a Juneteenth celebratory greeting: "We proudly celebrate Juneteenth, the day slavery finally came to an end throughout the South — historically a monumental feat for American history and now a …

Sharmila Devi (2021-06-26). [World Report] Aid blocked as Tigray faces catastrophic hunger. thelancet.com The UN World Food Programme says that armed groups are preventing food from reaching people caught amid conflict in Ethiopia. Sharmila Devi reports.

Sophie Cousins (2021-06-26). [World Report] WHO calls for action on e-waste. thelancet.com Children involved in the informal e-waste sector risk physiological damage from toxic chemicals and fumes as well as physical injury. Sophie Cousins reports.

Niall Boyce, Joanna Palmer, Sheila Pinion, Maneet Virdi, Jack Williamson (2021-06-26). [Comment] Acts of humanity: the Wakley Prize 2021. thelancet.com The characters of George Eliot's novel Middlemarch live through momentous times. It is the early 19th century. The railways are cutting mercilessly through the English countryside; Parliamentary reform is in the air, viciously debated at hustings and in the popular press; and in London, a new journal by the name of The Lancet has put the country's medical profession in an uproar. But this is not a story of great personages and heroic deeds. It is the tale of the choices made by individual people from diverse circumstances, the sort who might be well known in their local communities, but are destined to be forgott…

Ed Holt (2021-06-26). [World Report] Mental health fears over Hungarian anti-LGBTQI laws. thelancet.com New legislation bans the portrayal of homosexuality to under-18s, sparking backlash from human rights and mental health experts. Ed Holt reports.

Zheng Ye, Nils Kappelmann, Sylvain Moser, George Davey Smith, Stephen Burgess, Peter B. Jones, Golam M. Khandaker (2021-06-26). Role of inflammation in depression and anxiety: Tests for disorder specificity, linearity and potential causality of association in the UK Biobank. thelancet.com Altered activity of the IL-6/IL-6R pathway could be a risk factor for depression. The field now requires experimental studies of IL-6 modulation in humans and animal models to further examine causality, mechanisms and treatment potential. Such studies are also needed to elucidate mechanisms for divergent associations of genetically-predicted higher IL-6 activity (risk increasing) and higher CRP concentrations (protective) with depression/anxiety.

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-26). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Divisions over Russia policy erupt inside EU at Brussels summit. wsws.org After British and Russian forces nearly clashed in Black Sea waters off the Russian coast, bitter conflicts over relations with Russia erupted at the EU summit in Brussels.

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Colombia Adds Another Murder of a Social Leader This Year. telesurenglish.net The non-governmental organization "Proceso Social de Garantias" denounced the assassination of Diana Jaramillo, who was a social leader in the Colombian department of Antioquia. | RELATED: | She was an activist in the "Barrio 5 Estrellas de La Gabriela" in the Bello community. Her body was found along with that of Nubia Perez, whose partner Wilson Zapata was also murder. | Their corpses were similarly wrapped in…

teleSUR, SH (2021-06-26). Pedro Castillo reiteró su llamado a la unidad de los peruanos. telesurtv.net Para este sábado están convocadas movilizaciones por fuerzas políticas afines a Pedro Castillo y Keiko Fujimori en la capital peruana.

John Bellamy Foster (2021-06-26). Shrink or Die? indybay.org Shrinkage means the voluntary downsizing of the national economy, including a reduction in gross domestic product. "Voluntary" here indicates a preference for voluntaristic solutions – though not as individualistic and unplanned as in the Voluntary Simplicity movement in the U.S., where (usually higher-earning) individuals individually decide to opt out of the existing, consumerist market model.

Robert Maxim (2021-06-26). The Stanford Surgery Recovery Unit Offers An Unlimited and Abusable Assortment of Food. indybay.org Stanford placed no cap on my propitious-fueled frenzy. I binged on watermelons, grapes. I feasted on sandwiches and soups and cottage cheese and all sorts of delicacies. Room service, thanks Blue Cross.

World Naked Bike Ride-San Francisco (2021-06-26). Sunday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2021. indybay.org The Ferry Building on Embarcadero, between the Farmers Market and Starbucks…

Revolution Books (2021-06-26). Wednesday 6/30: Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

IFPTE Local 21 (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: Labor Rally for Equity at San Jose City Hall. indybay.org San José City Hall – 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-06-26). Sunday 6/27: Black Music Month: History of African American Muscians & Music in the SF Bay Area. indybay.org Online speaker event…

indybay (2021-06-26). Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask). indybay.org Audio recording of the 'Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask)' talk on June 3rd, 2021 in Oakland, CA…

Steve Pleich (2021-06-26). An Open Letter to City Council on Taxation. indybay.org Council Needs to Tax Lodging and Property Transfers Before Asking Residents for More…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-26). Wednesday 7/7: Voting Rights Now! Sidewalk Rally for Democracy in Pacifica. indybay.org Intersection of CA-1 and Reina Del Mar @ 1 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-26). New Wolf Pack Confirmed in California's Plumas County. indybay.org Third Pack to Establish Home in State in Nearly 100 Years…

Lynda Carson (2021-06-26). TechSoup's Jim Lynch is retiring at the end of June 2021. indybay.org April 8, 2017 drawing of Jim Lynch by Lynda Carson.

Leon Kunstenaar, CA Solidarity Coalition (2021-06-26). Unhoused and Supporters Demand "Support not Sweeps" at Caltrans HQ. indybay.org Street theater, song and dance in protest in Oakland at 111 Grand Ave.

Root Division (2021-06-26). Saturday 7/10: "I Am…" indybay.org 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Headaches and menstruation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Ever since I was a teenager and began menstruating, I seem to get headaches that come on around the first day of my period. I am now in my 30s, and over the past year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer — sometimes up to three days. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Blurry vision as you age. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you over 40 and suddenly feel like your straining to read things right in front of your face? Eye experts at Mayo Clinic say it's actually a normal — and sometimes annoying — condition of the eye that is a part of aging. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

Jonathan Cook (2021-06-26). Israel's night raids on Palestinian families aren't over, whatever the courts say. dissidentvoice.org The videos are all over YouTube. Masked Israeli soldiers storm a Palestinian family's home in the middle of the night. Parents, dressed in nightwear, are suddenly surrounded by heavily armed men in balaclavas. Young children are forced awake. With a mix of bleary-eyed confusion and fear, they are made to answer questions posed to them …

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2021-06-26). 15 Theses on the Party-Movement. zcomm.org In this moment of defensive struggles, it is important to defend representative liberal democracy to neutralize the fascists…

Bernie Sanders (2021-06-26). Ain't gonna happen. zcomm.org It is time to get our priorities right in this country, and that starts with getting the American people the help they desperately need right now…

Tom Power (2021-06-26). Strikers across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change. zcomm.org Workers in Colombia are tired of hearing the government say "We're all in this together" while the government looks to plug its budget deficit by taxing impoverished workers…

Molly Shah (2021-06-26). Gorillas workers in Germany launch a wildcat strike. zcomm.org German delivery startup Gorillas touts its employee benefits and non-exploitative workplace. But its workers have found that employee status doesn't automatically protect them from the perils of the gig economy…

William rivers Pitt (2021-06-26). Terrifying UN Draft Climate Report Urges Total Transformation of Our Way of Life. zcomm.org We need to change everything about how we exist as creatures on this planet, and we need to do it now, or the planet is going to scrub us like so much gibberish on a chalkboard…

Tom H. Hastings (2021-06-26). Let them suck Sikorskys, let them eat pork. zcomm.org Thanks, Congress. Thanks, Senators. With temperatures like 114 in Portland and 120 degrees in Los Angeles, why change anything?>

DW (2021-06-26). Greece: Unions launch general strike against labor reforms. zcomm.org Workers' organizations have called for rejection of a controversial bill that they fear will dismantle the eight-hour work day. Demonstrations are planned across the country…

Brett Bachman (2021-06-26). New bill requires Florida students, professors to register political views. zcomm.org Universities may lose funding if staff and students' beliefs do not satisfy Florida's GOP-run legislature…

teleSUR (2021-06-26). European Leaders Strongly Reject Hungarian PM's Anti-LGTBIQ Law. telesurenglish.net On Friday, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen considered starting a violation claim against the widely criticized LGTBIQ+ harming law passed by Hungary's Parliament. | RELATED: | Von der Leyen added she had sent several letters to Budapest expressing her concern since the measure violates LGBTIQ+ community rights and European values. | EC President's statements came after 17 Heads of State and Government signed…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-26). Mauritania: NATO's partner on Africa's Atlantic coast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Mauritania: NATO's partner on Africa's Atlantic coast A NATO delegation consisting of both military and civilian officials has completed a visit to Mauritania. The African nation borders the Atlantic Ocean on its west, Western Sahara to its northwest and Mali to its east. The NATO officials discussed strengthening military collaboration with the country, which has …

teleSUR (2021-06-25). Derek Chauvin Convicted to 22.5 Years for George Floyd's Death. telesurenglish.net Former Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin was convicted to 22.5 years in jail over the death of George Floyd. Chauvin pressed the neck of the African American man for nine minutes until he stopped breathing. | RELATED: | Chauvin, 45, was sentenced for second-degree unintentional murders, a crime that can be penalized with up to 40 years in prison according to Minneapolis law. Last April the officer was found guilty on the accounts of sec…

Kassidy Tarala (2021-06-25). The Sentencing of Derek Chauvin Is Punishment—Not Justice. progressive.org The former Minneapolis police officer has been sentenced to twenty-two-and-one-half years for murdering George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Alyssa Oursler, Anna DalCortivo (2021-06-25). Chauvin Is Sentenced to 22.5 Years. But Who Killed Winston Smith? thenation.com Chauvin Is Sentenced to 22.5 Years. But Who Killed Winston Smith?

Latino Rebels (2021-06-25). Chauvin Gets 22 1/2 Years in Prison for George Floyd's Death. latinorebels.com MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.

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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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 . . . |

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.

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."

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

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…

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

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…

teleSUR (2021-06-25). Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities Hold Congress. telesurenglish.net On Friday, 14 Indigenous peoples and 18 Indigenous nationalities meet in Tunguragua province for the 7th congress of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE). | RELATED: | Besides including the election of new authorities, the CONAIE congress' agenda encompasses debates on organizational processes, Indigenous justice, intercultural health and education, and community transportation. | Over 2,000 peo…

teleSUR (2021-06-25). Fujimori Clan's Political Operator Plots Against Pedro Castillo. telesurenglish.net Former Lawmaker Fernando Olivera presented recordings in which Vladimiro Montesinos is heard coordinating the bribery of three out of four magistrates of the National Jury of Elections (JNE) to prevent Free Peru candidate Pedro Castillo from being declared president-elect. | RELATED: | Although Montesinos is serving a 25-year sentence, he tried to get the JNE members to annul some 200,000 votes cast in rural and…

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…

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). Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections. truthout.org In state after Republican state around the country,

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

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 …

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…

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