Daily Archives: June 29, 2021

2021-06-29: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment. orinocotribune.com A maj ≠or wit ≠n ≠ess in the United States' Depart ≠ment of Justice ca ≠se against Ju ≠li ≠an Assange has admitted to fabricat ≠ing key accusati ≠ons in the indict ≠ment against the Wiki ≠leaks found ≠er. | A major witness in the United States' Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published…

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Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Prime witness in Assange case admits to lying, details expose misleading indictment. peoplesdispatch.org Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted hacker and one of the prime witnesses in the US indictment against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated his testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support grows for US Volvo Trucks strike among Indian workers. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to auto workers in Sriperumbudur in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu who supported striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). US civil rights groups demand Statehood for D.C. peoplesdispatch.org The rally was organized by Black Voters Matter along with 50 civil rights, and racial justice organizations. The demand for D.C statehood is a long-standing fight of civil rights groups in the United States…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-29). "Stop the Steal" Campaign by Losing Candidate in Peru Must Come to an End. cepr.net MarketWatch See article on original site Peru is currently facing a serious problem following its June 6 presidential election that is similar to what we had in the US in November. The losing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is refusing to accept the results. Like Trump, she claims without evidence that it was stolen. Keiko Fujimori is …

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-29). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Jessica Corbett (2021-06-29). Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a 'Blatant and Unacceptable Violation' of Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2021-06-29). Iraqi Shiite Militias hit back at US Bases in Syria after Biden Air Raids; Why does US have Bases in Syria? Why Hasn't it Left Iraq? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds reports that Shiite militias in Syria fired several rockets or artillery shells at the US military base in the al-'Umar oil field in Deir al-Zor province in southeastern Syria on Monday evening, in response to Sunday's US bombing raids on Iraqi Shiite militias on the Syria-Iraq border. There were …

Staff (2021-06-29). House Will Vote Tuesday on Removing Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote Tuesday on a bill that, if enacted, would remove statues of Confederate figures as well as replace the bust of a Supreme Court jurist who authored what is considered one of the worst decisions in the country's history. | The bill promoted by Democrats

John Feffer (2021-06-29). Iran's Hardliners are Back, Too. counterpunch.org To some critics, U.S. elections are managed affairs. According to this cynical view, the "powers that be" narrow the field of candidates, the two parties don't represent the real range of public opinion in the country, and periodic elections are just shadow plays staged by powerbrokers behind the scenes. In this way, U.S. democracy is

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 12:55:03 -0400 (2021-06-29). Ilhan Omar Says Progressives Ready to Withhold Votes From Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. commondreams.org "Action taken now will help us protect our climate, promote a more equitable, clean energy economy for America, and strengthen international leadership."

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-29). Report on First Phase of PSUV Primaries Process—21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, June 27, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) experienced an unprecedented process of strengthening its internal participatory democracy. The PSUV bases had the opportunity to nominate freely, and according to a policy that guarantees gender parity to their candidates in the upcoming regional and municipal elections. As planned, more than 14,000 Bolívar Chávez Battle Units (UBCH) were organized in assemblies and began the nomination procedure previously defined by PSUV's Electoral Commission. | In the final stretch of the day, the First Vice President of the PSUV, Diosdado Cabello Rondón, r…

_____ (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Of Iraq And Syria Only Serves The Weapons Industry. popularresistance.org For the second time in the five months since he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Syria, and for the first time, he also bombed Iraq. The rationale offered was the same as Biden's first air attack in February: the U.S., in the words of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, "conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region." He added that "the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense." | Embedded in this formulaic Pentagon statement is so much propaganda and so many euphemisms that, b…

WSWS (2021-06-29). The racial wealth gap fraud. wsws.org The argument that the racial wealth gap is the most salient feature of American society today is based on a tendentious selection and presentation of data with the aim of covering up class inequalities.

Ricardo Carnevali (2021-06-29). øQué pasará con Assange tras una década de persecución y con pruebas que se caen? globalizacion.ca Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, testigo clave en el proceso del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos contra Julian Assange, confesó en una entrevista concedida al periódico islandés Stumdin que mintió en sus declaraciones utilizadas por las autoridades de Washington para armar…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-29). Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections. zcomm.org State lawmakers in one state after the next have moved to embrace Trump's fantasies about rigged elections and massive fraudulent voting…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-29). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). 'Enough Already': Allies Flee Fujimori Camp as Peru Ballot Recount Attempt Hits Fourth Week. sputniknews.com Across Latin America, left-wing political movements are again on the rise, in many cases led by indigenous figures who have united the struggles of indigenous campesinos and urban industrial workers against pro-business governments friendly toward Washington.

Editor (2021-06-29). Hunger and food production in Nicaragua: how do we feed the people? mronline.org As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure food sovereignty in the face of sanctions. | June 29, 2021…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-29). Mobilizing worker power for Amazon union now! workers.org April 9 was no happy day for organized labor — or for anyone in the global working class. The National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a union representation election at Amazon in Bessemer, Ala. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union lost the vote by a 2-1 margin. . . . |

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-29). Does Socialism Have a PR Problem? counterpunch.org New York's second-largest city, Buffalo, has essentially elected a socialist mayor. India Walton, who calls herself "very proud" to be a democratic socialist, swept past incumbent mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary race on June 22. Walton's victory is reminiscent of recent shocking election upsets where self-proclaimed socialists, particularly in the state of

WSWS (2021-06-29). Biden's bombing of Iraq and Syria: the normalization of war. wsws.org Two decades after the start of an invasion and occupation that claimed the lives of a million Iraqis, the US is still attacking the region as it prepares for far wider wars.

WSWS (2021-06-29). US offers talks to North Korea as it ramps up pressure on China. wsws.org The Biden administration's approach to North Korea is part of wider efforts to isolate China internationally.

Newsclick (2021-06-29). US seizure of Iranian sites complicates nuclear deal talks. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recent decision by the US to 'seize' 33 sites, including those of the Iranian Press TV. He talks about the nature of registration of sites across the world, the discussions around the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, and the recent meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-29). Biden's Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments. progressive.org Climate activists and Indigenous leaders continue the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which is a violation of Indigenous treaties, human rights, and the planet.

Andy Kroll (2021-06-29). What Price "Defense"? tomdispatch.com President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or President Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s, and roughly three times what China spends on its military. Developments of the past year and a half — an ongoing pandemic, an intensifying mega-drought, white supremacy activities, and racial…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Biden's Strikes at Iraq-Syria Border Likely Illegal, Contrary to White House Claims. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States does not appear to have a legitimate basis in either domestic or international law to justify the recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which means the attacks could be seen as acts of aggression that violated the sovereignty of both countries, legal experts told Sputnik.

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-29). The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech. thenation.com The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech…

Danny Glover (2021-06-29). Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives. thenation.com Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-06-29). These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go. thenation.com These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go…

Michael F. Pettinger (2021-06-29). Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion? thenation.com Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion?

_____ (2021-06-29). Afghanistan's Drug Production Is a Global Crisis. strategic-culture.org There is a grave international crisis looming, and its base is Afghanistan, Brian Cloughley writes. | In May 2003, Senator Joseph R Biden of Delaware gave evidence at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on "Narco-terrorism: international drug trafficking and terrorism — a dangerous mix" and

_____ (2021-06-29). Blinken's Mass Deception. strategic-culture.org By Stephen LENDMAN | In Rome with US imperial partners, discussions included support for ISIS and likeminded jihadists. | Defying reality like many times before, Blinken, turned truth on is head with the following remarks, saying: | The Biden regime is "commit(ted) to enduring the enduring defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (sic), including through support for ongoing stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS (sic)." | No US "stabilization" efforts exist in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. | The US and its imperial partners provide no "humanitarian aid" or other…

Staff (2021-06-29). Amid Nuclear Talks, Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. democracynow.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the U.S. needs to end its "constant tit for tat" with Iran across the Middle East. "By failing to pivot away from that and instead bomb…

Staff (2021-06-29). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict With Iran. truthout.org Image Credit: U.S. Military Handout | Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian Ame…

Jon Schwarz (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Campaign Is a Trumpian Assertion of Presidential Power. zcomm.org Trump's berserk recklessness opened a window to rein in presidential war powers. Biden's actions show that window is now closed…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 11:28:00 -0400 (2021-06-29). Though Evidence Is Lacking, US Media Give New Respect to Lab Leak Theory. commondreams.org President Biden must resist trying to revive a new Cold War with China and using that to undermine progressive governments in South America and side with the industrial oligarchs.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 13:11:10 -0400 (2021-06-29). Biden's Position on Line 3 Abandons His Climate Commitments. commondreams.org Rather than stock market prices I would rather be regularly informed about hunger in America.

Staff (2021-06-29). Biden reiterates anti-Iranian claims in meeting with Rivlin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — The US president reiterated his anti-Iranian claims during a meeting with the head of the Israeli regime in Washington.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 10:12:55 -0400 (2021-06-29). Watchdog Says Insurrectionist Lawmakers, Including Trump, Should Be Barred From Public Office. commondreams.org "Once again, our antitrust laws have been shown by the courts to be woefully inadequate to address the abuses of the richest companies in the world."

Jay Janson (2021-06-29). China and Russia Quiet about US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East and Africa. dissidentvoice.org The world facing desperate situations of climate change, planetary degradation and nuclear war preparation desperately needs protection from inhumane deceiving war promoting Western media, and from where shall it come if not from the bountiful and powerful two great designated adversaries of the Western powers, China, the world's most populous nation and largest economy, and …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Russia And China To Deepen Cooperation In Hopes Of "Multipolar System Of International Relations" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, a video conference took place place between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. | It coincided with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. | The Kremlin clarified that the presidents exchanged congratulations and assessed the current state and prospects for the development of strategic partnership between Russia and China.

Staff (2021-06-29). The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions. truthout.org On a Friday evening in April, the Supreme Court quietly issued a short decision that opened the floodgates for religious entities to claim an exemption from just about any law. Tandon v. Newsom didn't center on a traditionally hot-button issue like abortion or LGBTQ rights; it focused on COVID-19. While the case received little attention outside of the legal world, it marked the culmination of more than 30 years of legal strategy by Christian conservatives who have sought ever-broader leeway to flout t…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 15:43:01 -0400 (2021-06-29). Peter Thiel Will Pay Zero in Federal Income Tax on His $5 Billion in Gains. commondreams.org "Today, six Supreme Court justices… sanctioned the United States' use of punitive, prolonged, and arbitrary detention as a means of immigration enforcement and deterrence."

Olujimi Alade (2021-06-29). On defending socialism. workers.org June 7, 2021 was a meeting I have been looking forward to. It was the first time I was able to meet in person with comrades in over a year. Zoom meetings were nice and nothing like conversing face-to-face with your fellow revolutionaries. Jimi Alade at Philadelphia May Day 2021. . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-29). How colonialism's legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today. juancole.com By Patrick Greiner | — ( The Conversation ) — While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations' economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South remained largely impoverished. Today, all that burning of oil, coal and natural gas has warmed the planet toward dangerous levels, and science shows that …

_____ (2021-06-29). Mack And Ford Workers Call For Joint Action To Back Volvo Trucks Strikers. popularresistance.org Aware of the anger over handling scab parts and growing sentiment for collective action in solidarity with the NRV strikers, UAW 677 posted a notice Monday, which read: "As the NRV strike continues, our brothers and sisters at Local 2069 need our support." Far from calling the workers out or even calling for a ban on handling scab parts, the Local 677 officials instruct workers to donate money to striking Volvo workers during the general membership meeting Thursday at the local union hall. | While workers will no doubt gladly contribute, even though they are facing the loss of income due to temporary layoffs, it…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: America's Plan to Annex and Invade Canada. globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

Brian Garvey (2021-06-29). Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca The fear campaign has one again gone into high gear. | Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating the "dangerous" Covid variant entitled "Delta". | First identified last year in India, The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant was "thought to …

Andrew Bacevich (2021-06-29). The Passing of the Present and the Decline of America. counterpunch.org "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly aware that its publication

John Clamp (2021-06-29). The World's Displaced People: an Egregious Abdication of Responsibility. counterpunch.org With more than one per cent of the world's population currently displaced by war, ethnic and warlord violence, climate change, and all the other horrors ceaselessly created by humanity in torturing itself, today's landscape of misery should cause world leaders to hang their heads in shame. The amount of displaced people in the world has

WSWS (2021-06-29). Short recollections of World War II. wsws.org These recollections about the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45 were written by Yuri Primakov, who experienced the war as a teenager, and is now 94 years old.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Academics under surveillance as anti-China witch hunt escalates in Australia. wsws.org The stepped-up spying on academics goes hand in hand with increasing involvement of the universities in military projects related to preparations for a US-provoked war against China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger on the part of the Palestinians towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid the PA's systemic corruption.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid systemic corruption.

Editor (2021-06-29). Geopolitics, profit, and poppies: how the CIA turned Afghanistan into a failed narco-state. mronline.org The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | June 29, 2021…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. warisacrime.org Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs. Matteo Salvini of …

Tikender Panwar (2021-06-29). COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be? peoplesdispatch.org The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people's participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures…

Peter Certo (2021-06-29). We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both. nationofchange.org The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won't survive.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-29). Israel's damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip. juancole.com By Rasha Kaloti " — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families …

Relative of Seth (2021-06-29). 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…

Revolution Books (2021-06-29). Sunday 7/4: Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion – Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-29). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time in my youthful naiveté, I would mock those who said they believed in out-of-space aliens and flying saucers. In my hubris, I even wrote an extensive academic paper saying that the popularity of science fiction and the myth of planetary escape provided by the UFO cults and the media served the …

WSWS (2021-06-29). NATO begins massive anti-Russian Sea Breeze military exercises. wsws.org The largest ever NATO operation in the Black Sea begins just six days after Russian armed forced fired warning shots and then dropped four bombs in the path of HMS Defender, a British warship that entered Russia's territorial waters off Crimea.

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-29). FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Iraq On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada threatened to target US military aircraft and retaliate against US attacks, following the US airstrikes on PMU positions in Iraq | On June 28, at least four PMU members were killed by US airstrikes on the al-Qaem area | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for attacking an Iraqi Federal Police post east of Samarra | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for an IED attack targeting an Iraqi Federal Police patrol in the…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Syria On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the US coalition base in the Omar oil field were targeted with at least eight rockets. | On June 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim and Barah villages | On June 28, unidentified persons killed two Syrian IDP sisters in the al-Hawl camp | On June 28, SDF arrested several alleged ISIS sleeper cells in Abu Khashab area | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions west of al-Bab | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Rustaq district in Takhar province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Chak district in Wardak province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured the city center of Mughur district in Ghazni province | On June 28, local authorities have announced the recapture of the villages of Khof Dareh, Sang Atash, Khavaki, Khosdeh and Derbi Ahoo in Farkhar district of Takhar province | On June 28, Afghan army and popular mobilizati…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Yemen On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 113 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 29 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 29, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces…

George Monbiot (2021-06-29). Second homes are a gross injustice. zcomm.org People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 10:54:19 -0400 (2021-06-29). Experts Warn Florida Tower Disaster Is Climate Emergency 'Wake-Up Call'. commondreams.org Despite the sudden media enthusiasm for the lab leak theory, there remains as little compelling evidence that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab as there always has been.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 15:14:06 -0400 (2021-06-29). The Brazilian Government Is Waging War on Indigenous Rights. commondreams.org "This move would be extremely damaging and will give a green light to other countries to also shirk their responsibility," said Amnesty International. | The Bolsonaro government is using legislation and the courts to try to deprive indigenous people of their rights.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-29). Gunboat Diplomacy will not Revive Britain's Fading Power, Whatever Boris Johnson Thinks. counterpunch.org In the months before the first Gulf War in 1991 my late friend Christopher Hitchens took part in a television encounter in which he demolished the actor Charlton Heston who strongly supported the bombing of Iraq. Hitchens asked Heston to name the countries clockwise starting from Kuwait which shared a common border with Iraq. "Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Russia, Iran," responded Heston, a list which must have come as a big surprise to the Russians and Bahrainis.

South Front (2021-06-29). Video: Syria's Greater Idlib and Al Qaeda Affiliates. globalresearch.ca

F. William Engdahl (2021-06-29). "We are Human Guinea Pigs": Alarming Casualty Rates for mRNA Vaccines Warrant Urgent Action. globalresearch.ca Official US and EU data confirm alarming numbers of deaths and permanent paralysis as well as other severe side effects from the experimental mRNA vaccines. It is now clear that we are being asked to be human guinea pigs in an experiment that could alter the human gene structure and far worse.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-29). UAE, Israeli leaders embrace over dead Palestinian bodies. electronicintifada.net Abu Dhabi inaugurates opening of Israeli embassy.

Editor (2021-06-29). 'Turning right, repressing left': How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course. mronline.org In the face of a prolonged and deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela's government has embarked on a "turn to the right" in economic policy, while resorting to repression against the left. | June 29, 2021…

Staff (2021-06-29). Venezuela Reports 1,286 New COVID-19 Cases & 13 Deaths on Sunday. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,286 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,283 are of community transmission and 3 imported, were reported in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, raising the accumulated total of infections to 269,635, while the recovery rate remains at 93%, or 250,528 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Bolivarian Government. | The report was presented Sunday, June 27, by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, during the customary daily balance provided by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of CO…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-29). Organizing in the midnight hour: an interview with Rodrigo Nunes. roarmag.org People raise their fists during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Vincenzo Lullo / Shutterstock.com | With the Doomsday Clock currently set at

Morning Star (2021-06-29). Chinese Communists prepare for 100th birthday, take stock of achievements. peoplesworld.org The Communist Party of China (CPC) remains committed to serving the country's 1.4 billion people, the party's Central Committee said this weekend as it prepares to celebrate the centenary of its founding this week on July 1. The 91 million-strong Marxist party has led China through a transformation that took it from an impoverished nation …

WSWS (2021-06-29). From censor to conspiracy theorist: Zeynep Tufekci promotes the Wuhan Lab lie. wsws.org Zeynep Tufekci, who argued in the New York Times for censorship against left-wing news organizations on the grounds that they promoted "conspiracy theories," is promoting the actual conspiracy theory that coronavirus was released from a laboratory in China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). New Zealand maritime security strategy targets China. wsws.org The new strategic document, with its imprimatur by prominent academics, again signals the increasingly bellicose anti-China orientation within Wellington's political establishment.

James O'Neill (2021-06-29). The West Has Trouble Adapting its Behaviour to Cope With China's Role. dissidentvoice.org One of the more interesting phenomena at the present time is the campaign against China, to try to portray it as some sort of evil force determined to rule the world in its own image. The timing of this phenomenon is interesting. For much of…

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). Medal recipients embody Chinese Communists' honest, dutiful qualities: Xi. ecns.cn The July 1 Medal recipients embody the Chinese Communists' integrity and devotion, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Tuesday.

Bertil Lintner (2021-06-29). China-India: Contours of a Conflict to Come. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-06-29). US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, BBC) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China's Hubei province last year, it has never enjoyed as much mainstream credibility as it has in recent months.

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-06-29). China y Panamá ante los berrinches de Washington. globalizacion.ca El ferrocarril, el Canal francés y el Canal norteamericano | El 13 de junio de 2021 se cumplieron cuatro años de relaciones diplomáticas entre la República Popular China y Panamá. Sin embargo, las relaciones entre nuestros pueblos trascienden las formales entre…

_____ (2021-06-29). UAE Company Cracks Down On 'Block The Boat' Picket Line In Canada. popularresistance.org A small town in northern British Columbia was recently the backdrop for a chilling display of how Emirati influence and power can be used to attempt to suppress popular support for Palestine. On June 14, Prince Rupert was the scene of a Block The Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship that had been chased away from Oakland. For a day and a half, members of ILWU 505 had respected the picket line and the Volans had sat idle. Eventually, an emergency injunction was granted, and the Volans was finally unloaded and left for Shanghai, China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Indian navy chief threatens China and Sri Lanka over port development. wsws.org Statements by senior Indian officials about "maritime security" echo hypocritical US claims that China's naval movements are a threat to "freedom of navigation."

_____ (2021-06-29). Members Of Topeka's Local Frito-Lay Union Just Voted To Strike. popularresistance.org Members of the local union representing Frito-Lay workers have voted to strike. | After multiple rounds of mediated contract negotiations with the company yielded little progress, members of Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union on Saturday voted to strike starting early next month. | According to Mark Benaka, business manager for Local 218, a total of 383 union members turned out for a series of membership meetings held Saturday in Topeka. He indicated a strike vote was taken during those meetings, with members overwhelmingly voting in favor of the boycott. | "A vote…

John Wojcik (2021-06-29). How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won. peoplesworld.org SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The workers at a huge meatpacking plant here with a history of caring little about whether they lived or died during the coronavirus pandemic defeated this month the company's attempt to continue crushing them, this time with wage and benefit rollbacks. Worker determination to do anything and everything to protect their livelihoods became …

Staff (2021-06-29). Russia records highest official Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic, as nation fights sharp rise in cases of Delta variant. rt.com At least 652 people infected with coronavirus have died in Russia within the latest 24-hour recording period, government officials announced Tuesday morning. It marks the country's single most deadly day since the pandemic began. | The Covid-19 operational headquarters reported the grim milestone amid a steep rise in the number of positive tests for the infection over the past fortnight. More than 134,500 people are confirmed to have died with the virus overall since last March. | The largest number of daily deaths were recorded in Moscow, which accounted for 121 of the fatalities. The capital has consistently…

Dean Baker (2021-06-29). Is Indonesia Really a Pandemic Basket Case? counterpunch.org You might think so from reading this NYT article. The piece tells readers that Indonesia had 20,000 positive cases on Thursday. Furthermore: "and the national percentage of positive Covid tests reached 14.6 percent this past week. By comparison, the weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 1.8 percent." The article also reports that

WSWS (2021-06-29). New York City to move 8,000 homeless people from hotels to crowded shelters, ending COVID-19 prevention program. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort will jeopardize the health of homeless people to free hotel rooms for tourists.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). COVID-19 origin review may not be definitive: WSJ. ecns.cn The review of the origin of the COVID-19 may not produce "a definitive explanation," said The Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). U.S. experts call for establishment of commission on evaluation of COVID-19 response: media. ecns.cn The United States should establish a commission on evaluation of its COVID-19 response, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has cited U.S. leading experts as saying.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-29). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Zoya Qureshi (2021-06-29). How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor. thenation.com How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

news.un (2021-06-29). Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women. news.un.org As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). 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 …

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 08:35:51 -0400 (2021-06-29). Ultra-Contagious Covid Delta Variant 'Wreaking Havoc' Worldwide. commondreams.org Washington's national security spending follies.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-29). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 05:25:27 -0400 (2021-06-29). 'Not Going to Happen': Progressives Slam McConnell Effort to Sabotage Reconciliation Bill. commondreams.org "This is devastating. And it didn't have to happen. The world urgently needs a People's Vaccine."

Kathy Kelly (2021-06-29). Art Against Drones. covertactionmagazine.com At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City, visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now a tranquil and architecturally intriguing promenade. Here walkers enjoy…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty: Tyrants Don't Create Tyranny. Your Obedience Does. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on December 14, 2021 | People are waking up. | Art is being applied to protests. As very well demonstrated in Germany the Netherlands and Denmark — see video " …

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). The West's Audacity of Sanctioning: The Latest Case is Belarus. dissidentvoice.org On 23 May 2021 President Lukashenko ordered the Ryanair plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, carrying his Nazi-schooled threatening opponent and activist Protasevich and his girlfriend, to be diverted to Minsk. He did so after having received a message of a bomb threat on board the plane from the Swiss e-mail provider …

WSWS (2021-06-29). 751 unmarked graves discovered at Canadian residential school site in Saskatchewan. wsws.org The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the Marieval Indian Residential School sheds light, yet again, on Canadian capitalism's brutal, inhumane treatment of the indigenous population.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 12:56:33 -0400 (2021-06-29). 500+ Groups Rally on Capitol Hill Demanding End to 'Outrageous' Fossil Fuel Subsidies. commondreams.org Climate activists and Indigenous leaders continue the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which is a violation of Indigenous treaties, human rights, and the planet.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-06-29). HMS Defender versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-29). St. Louis, Missouri, Amazon worker fired after not being informed of a schedule change. wsws.org The worker has been barred from rehire at the company for a year due to circumstances beyond his control.

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-29). Judge tosses frivolous lawsuit by heiress Sulome Anderson seeking to destroy The Grayzone. thegrayzone.com Entitled heiress Sulome Anderson waged a McCarthyite lawfare campaign to destroy The Grayzone. We can now expose her and the powerful forces behind her deranged legal assault. "Because of the lawsuits my family won against Iran, I had all the money in the world to spend on drugs, and I made some dealers a lot of money." —Sulome Anderson, 2016 "I'll destroy him : )" —Sulome Anderson on defendant Ben Norton, 2017 "I'm not stupid enough to take it this far …

Kathy Durkin (2021-06-29). Capitalism behind fatal building disasters. workers.org Two preventable catastrophes caused by capitalist greed in housing construction occurred four years and thousands of miles apart, and in both cases the tragic loss of human life was horrendous. While Florida's building collapse is affecting a more affluent grouping in the U.S., the earlier disaster at Grenfell Tower in . . . |

Andrew Wright (2021-06-29). The corporate takeover of Detroit homes. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—According to a recent article in the business outlet Crain's, out-of-state investors are buying up houses in large quantities in the metro Detroit area. One such firm, SK Investment Group, which is based in Florida, is purchasing houses in "50-200 home bundles" to then be turned into rental properties. According to Crain's, Detroit experienced the second …

Michaela Malone (2021-06-29). Protesters at San Diego's Chicano Park say, "Free Leonard Peltier!" liberationnews.org he action at Chicano Park was held on the 46th anniversary of the infamous shootout at Oglala, which took place after two unidentified FBI agents invaded a farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation–resulting in the deaths of the agents and subsequent persecution of Leonard Peltier.

Betsey Piette (2021-06-29). High school valedictorian defies anti-LGBTQ+ censorship. workers.org Wearing a graduation cap with rainbow colors and a militant fist, Bryce Dershem, valedictorian at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, N.J., began his June 17 commencement speech: "After I came out as queer freshman year, I felt so alone. I didn't know who to turn to for support." Voorhees . . . |

Global Research News (2021-06-29). Selected Articles: Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca By The transformation as we now know, is planned to be n…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Ethiopian Government Announces Ceasefire, As TPLF Takes Control Tigray's Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, Ethiopia's central government declared a unilateral ceasefire after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) took control of Mekelle. | The capital of the Tigray region was recaptured by the TPLF after nearly 8 months of fighting that the United Nations claims has led 350,000 people to the brink of famine. | The TPLF said it was back in control of Mekelle, and residents reported seeing troops in Tigray regional uniforms in the city for the first time si…

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Before Stonewall: Queer Liberation's Communist Party Roots. orinocotribune.com By C.J. Atkins — Jun 24, 2021 | The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and '70s—wouldn't exist without the Communist Party USA. | That might sound like a big claim to make, but it was Communist ideology and political strategy that provided the theoretical and practical architecture of the earliest effort to win gay equality in the United States—the Mattachine Society, a group whose ideas underpinned all the struggles and victories in the country that have been won over the past half century. Without them, there wo…

Maicol David Lynch (2021-06-29). Being Black and gay in the USA: Interview with dancer Diego Mugler. peoplesworld.org This is part 3 of a series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Growing up Black in the United States is not easy. Black men know all too well that their risk of being shot by police officers is much higher than that of their white male counterparts. Black transgender women are also one …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Classified Documents Left At UK Bus Stop Outline "Thorough" Plan To Sail Through Russian Waters. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The loss and subsequent discovery at a bus stop, of all places, of documents with plans for the passage of the British Navy's Defender destroyer through Russian waters in the Black Sea is a mistake made by a "specific person." | This was stated during the hearings in the British Parliament by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Jeremy Queen."It looks like it was a mistake. I don't want to talk about something until the results of the inv…

Staff (2021-06-29). Northwest Heat Wave Is a Symptom of Terrifying Runaway Climate Feedback Loops. truthout.org The village of Lytton, British Columbia, just northeast of Vancouver, saw

Anonymous103 (2021-06-29). Dozens Of Trucks With Military Supplies Arrived At U.S. Base In Syria's Hasakah. southfront.org A March 5 photo shows a convoy of U.S. forces armoured vehicles driving near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Footage was posted Friday by Syrian activists online showed U.S. armoured vehicles driving on a rural road a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) | On June 28, the United States has dispatched two convoys of trucks carrying military and logistics supplies to Syria's province of Hasakah. The reinforcement was sent followin…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-29). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 29, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). New Israeli Government Approves 31 Settlement Projects In The West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In its first such expected decision, the brand-new Israeli government announced 31 settlement projects in the West Bank. | The Civil Administration's High Planning Subcommittee gave the green light to 31 projects, including the building of a mall in Mishor Adumim, a special needs school in the settlement of Elkana, and synagogues and Jewish seminaries in Karnei Shomron and Kfar Adumim. | Responding to the move, the Yesha Council settlement umbrella group demanded that the High Planning Su…

Staff (2021-06-29). Sudden death of bitcoin billionaire leaves behind controversial crypto legacy. rt.com One of the world's biggest individual bitcoin holders, Mircea Popescu, has reportedly died in Costa Rica at the age of 41, leading to uncertainty over the $1 billion in cryptocurrency he leaves behind. | The billionaire drowned at Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, in Costa Rica, according to a Spanish-language publication, Popescu, a Romanian entrepreneur and blogger, launched bitcoin securities exchange M…

Staff (2021-06-29). AZ Will Spend Millions to Replace Voting Machines Compromised by GOP "Audit" truthout.org Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, announced on Monday that Security firms hired by the Republican-controlled Arizona state Senate were tasked with au…

Staff (2021-06-29). YouTube Reverses Course on "Permanent" Ban of Media Watchdog Right Wing Watch. truthout.org The media watchdog group Right Wing Watch (RWW), which monitors and publicizes the activity of far-right political organizations, was "permanently" suspended from YouTube on Monday over multiple (but unspecified) violations of the platform's community guidelines. This presumably occurred because RWW frequently reposts videos originally posted by right-wing activist groups, some of them overtly white supremacist or fascist in nature. Ironically enough, as RWW pointed out, most of those groups h…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-29). Adani Strikes Coal. counterpunch.org He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations. But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani's Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview that his understanding of transparency was rather far from the dictionary version. When asked how the Carmichael Coal Mine

Norman Solomon (2021-06-29). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

news.un (2021-06-29). Malian authorities urged to 'break the cycle of impunity' for human rights violations. news.un.org Rampant impunity for human rights violations in Mali is posing serious risks for the protection of civilians in the West African country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

BALASPL (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Editor (2021-06-29). Alfred Sohn-Rethel — 'Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology'. mronline.org Upon reading Sohn-Rethel it becomes clear that his work is important for contemporary debates on ecology, the Marxist critique of science and debates on post-revolutionary societies such as the former Soviet Union. | June 29, 2021…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. zcomm.org The political tide has recently turned against nationalism and, consequently, possibilities have re-emerged for addressing global problems on a global basis…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 16:17:20 -0400 (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org &nbsp…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Photos: US Secret Service Agents Arrest Several Climate Change Activists Amid White House Blockade. sputniknews.com Last month, the San Francisco, California, homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) became sites of protest as over 100 young activists of the Sunrise Movement ended a 266-mile 'Generation on Fire.' The youth-led movement has now taken its demands to Capitol Hill.

news.un (2021-06-29). Hospitals barely functioning, famine still looming in Ethiopia's Tigray region. news.un.org UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the uncertain situation in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region despite a ceasefire call from the Government, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions there and the potential for disease outbreaks.

news.un (2021-06-29). 'Highest standards of conduct' required for successful UN peacekeeping. news.un.org Successful peacekeeping requires the "highest standards of conduct" by civilian and uniformed peacekeepers, the UN chief told a High-Level Meeting this week on Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.

Angela (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Angela (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-06-29). Lessons From The Nation's Black Male Educators. popularresistance.org The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black men made up just 2 percent of the nation's teaching workforce, representing the lowest population group in education. | As the realities of the pandemic set in last year, many school districts in the South were chastised for taking a lackluster approach to ensuring safe reopenings for their students. | For Everton Blair, an educator and the first Black member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Board of Education, open…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Health care workers face mental health crisis as the result of pandemic disaster. wsws.org Forty-three percent of health care workers considered leaving the health care profession in 2021, according to a survey by Vivan Health.

Jake Johnson (2021-06-29). In blow to GOP narrative, Missouri cut to jobless benefits not boosting hiring. nationofchange.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). 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.

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-29). A Sea Painted NATO Black. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-29). The Roots Of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think. popularresistance.org Before the recent wave of organizing among media workers, adjunct professors and nonprofit workers set the world talking about the promise of white collar unions, there had already been decades of quiet organizing among the white collar creative underclass. A surprising amount of that organizing has been done by a single local union: UAW Local 2110 in New York City, which with little fanfare helped to pioneer the sort of unionizing that routinely draws headlines today. | Beginning in the 1980s, the union organized workers at a list of cultural institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Village Voice and…

_____ (2021-06-29). Preventing A Return To Normal Amidst The Current Catastrophe. popularresistance.org Author A.M. Gittlitz reflects on the legacy of Argentine Trotskyist J. Posadas, its relevance for revolutionary politics today and for a cosmic socialism tomorrow.

Carlos Fonseca Terán (2021-06-29). Nicaragua Responds to "Unilateral Coercive Measures by a Hostile Foreign Power" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-06-29). American History: Trying — and Failing — to Feel Patriotic on the Fourth of July. globalresearch.ca

Julian Rose (2021-06-29). Overcoming the Hypnosis of Fear: "A Culture of Fear" Imposed by "Elected Governments" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine Share Commitment to NATO Membership, "De-occupation" of Lands from Russia. globalresearch.ca

Ken Bouley (2021-06-29). The Myths of Point Reyes. counterpunch.org Introduction A critical controversy continues to simmer unnoticed on the West Coast. The question of how to administer one national park, and by extension how to manage public lands, is as-we-speak being answered at Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San Francisco. So far, the answer ventured has been per the druthers of the

Cal Winslow (2021-06-29). Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California's North Coast: Mendocino County's Jackson Demonstration State Forest. counterpunch.org Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land — probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when the state acquired the land in 1947 —

Jonah Raskin (2021-06-29). Liberation and Reaction in the Big Apple. counterpunch.org I had a near-perfect day in New York on the last Friday in June. I went to my favorite movie theater, The Film Forum, on Houston Street and watched a classic French gangster flick, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge starring Alain Delon and Yves Montand. Then I ate oven-fired pizza and drank a Moretti at Arturo's on Thompson

WSWS (2021-06-29). Student-led petition fights lecturer's sacking at Sydney's Macquarie University. wsws.org The mathematics students have taken an important stand, in the face of the refusal of the student and staff unions to fight the ongoing government-management offensive against university workers and students.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Mack and Ford workers call for joint action to back Volvo Trucks strikers. wsws.org Mack Truck workers at the Macungie, Pennsylvania plant are outraged over having to handle scab parts and are pressing for joint action to defend their striking brothers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Blackalicious lyricist Gift of Gab dead at 50. wsws.org Gift of Gab's best work exudes a free spirited and unpretentious quality as well as an uncanny sense of rhythm.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support striking teachers at Oaks Park High: For a united fight against victimisations and the unsafe reopening of schools! wsws.org The Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for the organisation of a fightback. We urge Oaks Park teachers to break the stranglehold of the National Education Union and form an independent rank-and-file committee.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Ohio House passes bill criminalizing disobeying cops. wsws.org On the same day as Derek Chauvin's sentence for the murder of George Floyd, the Ohio House passed a bill designating failure to follow an officer's order as an obstruction of justice.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Roma man dies during brutal arrest by police in Czech Republic. wsws.org The death of Stanislav Tomá≈° recalls the terrible police murder of George Floyd one year ago in the US.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Heatwave driven by climate change bakes the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada. wsws.org Seattle, Washington, recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 103. Portland, Oregon, surged to an unprecedented temperature of 112 degrees that same day.

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

WSWS (2021-06-29). As condo collapse death toll rises to 11, questions surface about the role of Surfside, Florida, building inspector. wsws.org The town's former building inspector, Ross Prieto, has denied having seen the structural analysis prepared in 2018 that identified significant structural problems that may have contributed to the tower's sudden collapse.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Beaumont and Spectrum Health announce merger, establishing largest hospital system in Michigan. wsws.org Detroit-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced plans to create a statewide hospital system and boost the compensation of top executives.

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing well-paid office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests take place for fifth straight day against Palestinian Authority after activist dies in custody. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian journalists also staged a vigil outside the UN office to protest against the PA security forces for attacking and intimidating them while they were covering the protests, and demanded protection…

Newsclick (2021-06-29). The 2021 corporate bamboozle on world food systems. peoplesdispatch.org Mega-corporations are all set to walk away with the keys to global governance of food and agriculture at the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Pat Mooney talks about what is at stake and The Long Food Movement counter strategy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests break out in Lebanon over reduction in fuel subsidy and hike in prices. peoplesdispatch.org The end of fuel subsidies in Lebanon is expected to have a catastrophic impact. People already suffering from rising poverty and prices of essential commodities see it as yet another assault on their living conditions…

Amanda Mills (2021-06-29). New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4 years. nationofchange.org "Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Massive rally in London by progressives declares Tories are unfit to govern. peoplesdispatch.org Asserting that the Tories are unfit to govern the country, the protesters condemned the government's bid to enact draconian laws intended to block protests. The call for the mobilization was given by the People's Assembly Against Austerity…

Karen Conner (2021-06-29). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the June Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, July 2 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In June, we are likely to see job growth that is somewhat faster than the 540,000 average of the last three months. The sectors that the recession hit hard, most importantly restaurants, hotels, …

Anthony Pahnke (2021-06-29). Disadvantaged Farmers Deserve Help. progressive.org Racism in agriculture is a historic fact that must be confronted directly.

John Buell (2021-06-29). Dear National Public Radio: The Stock Market is not the Economy— Tell us about Hunger and the Real Unemployment Rate. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — I have a pet peeve with NPR. Why do so many of its top- of- the- hour five minute newscasts begin and end with short stock market updates? Is there no more important factoid its news editors could be passing along to us? NPR likes to portray …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after Ataturk. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after AtaturkAs Turkey expands drone sales to NATO membersAnd Russian foreign minister to discuss military cooperation with Turkey Building on the triumphalism following their joint military assault against the small enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh last year, one in which the new Turco-Azeri "one nation, two states" federation with a …

Washington Uranga (2021-06-29). Argentina — Estrategias, intereses y dilemas: Agenda y elecciones. globalizacion.ca A medida que el país se introduce en tiempos electorales la cuestión de la agenda y de las agendas (la social, la política y la mediática) concitan la atención no solo de los actores expresamente políticos, sino de otros que,…

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-06-29). Genocida y corrupto: El desenmascaramiento de un gobierno embustero. globalizacion.ca En las últimas semanas, el gobierno Bolsonaro viene acumulando evidencias de corrupción en diversos ámbitos del quehacer nacional. De hecho, el ministro de (la destrucción del) medioambiente, Ricardo Salles, tuvo que renunciar debido a los procesos por los que está…

José Blanco (2021-06-29). La democracia y la justicia social. globalizacion.ca Según la casa financiera Credit Suisse (CS) —un activo gestor mayor de la inversión internacional—, el 1% de los 5 mil 300 millones de adultos del mundo poseen 45 por ciento de la riqueza global del planeta. El otro 99…

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (2021-06-29). "Dentro de la Revolución" sigue existiendo espacio para todo y para todos. globalizacion.ca Queridas amigas y amigos: | Ante todo la felicitación a los condecorados, desde la admiración, el respeto y el cariño. | Muchas veces en los últimos tiempos he pensado: quién me iba a decir a mí que tal o más cual cuestión…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-29). 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…

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-29). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). 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.

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-29). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz (in the open area south of the foot bridge)…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-29). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-29). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

LaborFest (2021-06-29). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

Otis Maclay (2021-06-29). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

MANO Magazine (2021-06-29). MANO's LGBTQ+ Playlist. latinorebels.com MANO magazine is celebrating Pride Month with a killer playlist featuring the baddest Latino LGBTQ+ artists from across the Américas!

Omar G. Encarnación (2021-06-29). The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations. thenation.com The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations…

Peter Kuper (2021-06-29). Celebrating Pride Month. thenation.com A dance to LGBTQ!

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-06-29). El necesario juicio a cinco expresidentes mexicanos. globalizacion.ca El próximo primero de agosto se efectuará una Consulta Ciudadana para determinar la voluntad popular de enjuiciar o no a cinco ex presidentes de México. La idea del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador es darle participación a la población en…

Emir Sader (2021-06-29). Brasil — El nuevo ciclo del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT). globalizacion.ca El Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) ya tiene una historia, una historia relativamente corta en comparación con otros partidos de izquierda importantes en el mundo. Pero, comparativamente también, una historia de extraordinario protagonismo durante el relativamente corto tiempo de su…

Editor (2021-06-29). The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania — book review. mronline.org The idea that there was anything remotely worthy about Britain's imperial past has been steadily losing credibility, despite the Johnson government's disgraceful and offensive insistence to the contrary. | June 29, 2021…

Megan Erickson (2021-06-29). How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal? thenation.com How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal?

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-29). The Aliens Are Coming to Help. thenation.com The Aliens Are Coming to Help…

Calvin Trillin (2021-06-29). January 6 Reckoning. thenation.com January 6 Reckoning…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Civic participation platform wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial student-founded startup has developed a social platform that improves deliberation and civic decision making.

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