Daily Archives: June 30, 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

Steven Rosenfeld (2021-06-30). As republicans stall election reform in the US Senate, democracy comes under greater strain. nationofchange.org Both parties are vying to change who votes and how ballots are cast.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). DR Congo Celebrates 61 Years of Independence From Belgium. telesurenglish.net On June 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrates 61 years of its independence from Belgium and the election of Patrice Lumumba as its first Prime Minister. | RELATED: | For the second year in a row, the Congolese will not celebrate this national holiday by performing any rallies or ceremonies because of an exponential rise in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates have left the country vulnerable to the most…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Mobilizing worker power: AMAZON UNION NOW! workers.org The fight to unionize the second-biggest U.S. employer took a big step forward at the Teamsters' (IBT) union convention last week. On June 24, the 1,600+ delegates, representing more than 500 locals, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Special Resolution: "Building Worker Power at Amazon." Harlem, New York, March 20. . . . |

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Biden's Infrastructure Deal Shows How 'Bipartisanship' is a DC Codeword for Continuation of the Center-Right Status quo. counterpunch.org President Biden recently announced that his administration has struck a deal with senators on the long-touted infrastructure bill that he had promised voters during his 2020 presidential campaign. He seemed particularly pleased by the fact that senators from both of the major parties had agreed to the deal. He said that the development reminded him

Jim Hightower (2021-06-30). The GOP Is Trying to Outlaw Democracy. otherwords.org Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. "The louder he talked of his honor," said Emerson, "the faster we counted our spoons." | That's my reaction to the cacophony of phony piety arising from Republican governors and legislators who are trying to enact more than 250 new state laws to stop Black, Latino, Asian-American, Indigenous, and other non-Caucasian voters from casting ballots. | They proclaim that they're not racists, only crusaders protecting the "sanctity of the vote." | Really? So why are they speci…

Staff (2021-06-30). 67 Republicans Join Democrats on Vote to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org The House voted on Tuesday to remove all statues of Confederate leaders on display in the Capitol as well as a bust of a former Supreme Court chief justice who in 1957 wrote the Dred Scott decision, regarded as one of the most loathsome racist court decisions in U.S. history. | The measure passed

Staff (2021-06-30). Rep. Nikema Williams: I Experienced Capitol Attack on My 3rd Day in Congress. We Must Investigate. democracynow.org House lawmakers are set to vote to create a select committee that will investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, while Republican leaders still aren't saying whether they will participate in the panel. Congressmember Nikema Williams of Georgia says it's vital to properly investigate the January 6 insurrection. "I experienced this attack on the Capitol my third day of being a member of Congress, having just been sworn in," Williams says. "I signed up to serve the people, but I never imagined that I would be unsafe as a member of Congress." Williams also discusses ongoing negotiations about infra…

Staff (2021-06-30). 'All the statues were Democrats,' Rep. McCarthy says, as 67 Republicans join Dems in vote to pull Confederate busts from Capitol. rt.com US lawmakers have voted to remove all statues honoring Confederate officials from the halls of Congress, with nearly 70 Republicans joining rivals across the aisle to back the measure, which will now head to the Senate. | The

John Catalinotto (2021-06-30). U.S., Britain, NATO threaten Russia in Black Sea. workers.org June 27 — The Biden administration took extra steps to prove that President Joe Biden's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin included no concessions. In both words and deeds, last week's events indicated a resumption of the Cold War — this time not against the Soviet Union but against capitalist . . . |

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-06-30). Will Biden continue the racist Trump-era 'China Initiative'? peoplesworld.org Trump launched the so-called "China Initiative" in 2018 to target scholars who worked with Chinese colleagues on science-related projects. Since then, more than a dozen U.S.-based scholars have been arrested, jailed, put on show trials, and harassed by federal authorities. Notably, former Trump aid Steve Bannon's comment that there are "too many Asians in Silicon …

Tomdispatch (2021-06-30). What Price "Defense"? America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung | — ( 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 …

Answer Coalition (2021-06-30). Biden bombs Syria and Iraq using manufactured specter of Iran to justify crimes. answercoalition.org by Nino Brown, organizer – ANSWER Coalition Boston | In yet another act of lawlessness and commitment to the despised doctrine of "endless war," President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on June 27 attacking Syria and Iraq. This is his administration's second time this year bombing Syria, and his first for Iraq. U.S. officials said the airstrikes were carried out by Air Force F-15s and F-16s using "precision-guided munitions" targeting facilities it said were being used by "Iranian-backed" militias that were "mounting drone attacks against U.S. troops." In typical fashion, the U.S. government is once again employ…

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Lifting Sanctions on Venezuela Could Signal Regime Change by Different Means. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jun 27, 2021 | Western governments have recently

teleSUR (2021-06-30). UK MPs Visit Belmarsh Prison to Demand a Meeting With Assange. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, UK Members of Parliament (MPs) Richard Burgon, Hackney Abbott, and Jeremy Corbyn visited South London HMP Belmarsh to deliver a letter from Parliamentarians from 4 parties protesting the repeated refusal by the authorities to allow MPs to meet with Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Mr. Assange remains locked up at the Covid-hit south London prison pending an appeal after he beat an extradition case brought by th…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-30). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-30). 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…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Weird, Creepy Media Blackout on Recent Assange Revelations. strategic-culture.org We are being lied to. Constantly, and in more ways than we realize. By omission, by distortion, by half-truths and by outright deception. Our minds are being actively messed with by powerful people with limitless resources to ensure their continued domination of the planet at any cost. Our very perception of reality is being assaulted on myriad fronts. Until humanity finds a way to wake itself up from its propaganda-induced coma, the abuses of the powerful will continue.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Peru: Free Peru Supporter Dies After Attack by Fujimoristas. telesurenglish.net A supporter of Free Peru presidential candidate Pedro Castillo died on Tuesday after being under medical care following an attack on June 24. | RELATED: | On that day, Sacarias Meneses, a 56-year-old man who was participating in a sit-in in defense of the vote, was assaulted by members of Popular Force, the far-right party that ran Keiko Fujimori for president. | "We regret to communicate that our comrade Sacarias Meneses…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). La campaña "Paren el robo" de la candidata derrotada del Perú debe terminar. cepr.net MarketWatch In English Perú se enfrenta actualmente a un grave problema tras las elecciones presidenciales del 6 de junio, similar al que tuvimos en Estados Unidos en noviembre. La candidata derrotada, Keiko Fujimori, se niega a aceptar los resultados. Al igual que Trump, afirma sin pruebas que la elección fue robada. Keiko Fujimori es hija …

Staff (2021-06-30). CIA Director Arrives in Colombia to Lead 'Sensitive Security Mission'—Venezuela on Alert. orinocotribune.com The highest official of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, arrived in Colombia to participate in a "delicate" mission in terms of security, as part of the "cooperation" between the two countries. | The Colombian ambassador in Washington, Francisco Santos, reported on the arrival of the CIA director, however Santos did not want to provide additional details about Burns' visit to Bogotá. | "I prefer not to tell you it is a delicate mission, an important mission in terms of intelligence, that we managed to coordinate," Santos replied obliquely when asked about the mission. | This vis…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-30). National strike in Colombia completes two months. peoplesdispatch.org The national strike, which began in rejection of a tax reform bill, has transformed into a national struggle against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal and oppressive policies…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Colombian Police Assault Four Journalists in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron (ESMAD) injured four journalists who were reporting on the citizen protests that took place in Bogota's Fontanar Park on Tuesday. | RELATED: | In this part of the capital city, hundreds of citizens gathered to reject the presence of President Ivan Duque and Mayor Claudia Lopez who were attending the inauguration of an Innovation Hub. | Kathe Sanchez and Alexandra Molina, two w…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). Unconditional Love? US-Colombia Alliance Remains Unscathed by Recent Wave of Repression. cepr.net The protests that erupted across Colombia in April 2021 were detonated by a tax reform bill presented by President Iván Duque. Duque claimed his proposal would raise 23.4 trillion pesos (6.4 billion dollars), which would help reduce Colombia's fiscal deficit (set to reach 8.6 percent of GDP in 2021, from 7.6 percent in 2020), and …

WSWS (2021-06-30). Trump kicks off Republican campaign for 2022 midterm elections with fascistic rant in Ohio. wsws.org In his first campaign-style rally since the attempted coup of January 6, the would-be Fàºhrer demanded that the Republican Party be purged of his critics, attacked socialism and agitated against immigrants.

Marc Norton (2021-06-30). Biden and Trump: No COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Workers. counterpunch.org During his campaign for the Presidency, Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to: Establish and enforce health and safety standards for workplaces… The Trump Administration should immediately release and enforce an Emergency Temporary Standard… to give employers and frontline employees specific, enforceable guidance on what to do to reduce the spread of COVID." Biden

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-30). The Insanity of Militarism From McCain to Flynn and Biden. counterpunch.org During the US war in Vietnam, a protester in Providence, Rhode Island set up a tiger cage and lamented that approaching the middle of the decade of the 1970s it was impossible to garner any significant protest against that war from which the US had withdrawn ground troops in 1973. The Vietnam War ended in

WSWS (2021-06-30). Biden promotes pro-corporate, bipartisan infrastructure plan in Wisconsin speech. wsws.org Beginning to address the decades of malign neglect of basic infrastructure is seen as critical in strengthening the home front in order to conduct economic warfare and prepare for potential military conflict against China.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant surge explodes claims that the pandemic is over in the US. wsws.org For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.

Moderator (2021-06-30). America's $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Safer. scheerpost.com Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation Management Command, U.S. Army / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung / TomDispatch 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… |

_____ (2021-06-30). Over 110 Groups Urge Biden to End Unlawful Lethal Strikes. commondreams.org Campus 'red scare' takes Florida back to the '50s.

_____ (2021-06-30). Indigenous-Led Action Outside White House Urges Biden to 'Protect People, Not Polluters'. commondreams.org Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that "free market" capitalism requires.

Staff (2021-06-30). How the "Abolition Amendment" Would End Constitutional Loophole That Allows Forced Labor in Prisons. democracynow.org After President Biden signed legislation this month to create a federal holiday commemorating June 19 as Juneteenth, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Congressmember Nikema Williams reintroduced what is being called the "Abolition Amendment" to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude "except as a punishment for crime" — a clause that has allowed the widespread use of forced prison labor. "Eliminating the loophole … is one way to continue moving forward with addressing the problems of our past and building for the future," says Democratic Cong…

Jamal Abdi (2021-06-30). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. zcomm.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias…

Staff (2021-06-30). More than 100 groups call for Biden to cease 'unlawful' drone strikes, saying it's a 'human rights and racial justice imperative'. rt.com A total of 113 organizations have called on President Joe Biden to "disavow" and end overseas drone strikes carried out by the US government, saying it is imperative to both ending "forever wars" and "promoting racial justice." | Numerous anti-war and human rights organizations, including ones from countries including Yemen and Somalia, have attached their names to the letter, which was released on Wednesday and organized by the Human Rights and Security Coalition. | For too long, presidents have flouted the rights-protecting safeguards of international law and the US system of checks and balances, with devast…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Uproar over DeJoy's Postal Service cuts. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Trumpite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's U.S. Postal Service delivery cuts are producing more formal protests—and more citizen uproar. Without even bothering to consult the USPS Board of Governors, which under the law may be powerless to stop him, Republican-donor-cum-mail-boss DeJoy imposed new and lower service standards on the agency. His standards, 21 state Attorneys General …

William Janeway (2021-06-30). Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One. indybay.org During the four years of the Trump Administration, the attack on state capacity accelerated in new ways. On the one hand, any existing element of the Federal Government that could be deemed concerned with responding to climate change was proposed for liquidation, as was the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Supreme Court again shields corporations that violate human rights abroad. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled claims that US-based corporations sponsored and purchased agricultural products from plantations that use child slaves cannot be the basis of lawsuits for compensation under the Alien Tort Statute.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-06-30). An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can't Swallow. counterpunch.org College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to U.S. Supreme Court decisions. College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to much of anything outside their coaching lanes. They've become notorious for their single-minded focus on the gridiron. But coaches have been paying attention to the nation's High Court this week because the Supremes

G. Dunkel (2021-06-30). Laid-off McDonald's workers in France take over restaurant, feed the hungry. workers.org Marseille is the second largest city in France. It is a very old city, founded around 500 BCE because it was a great port with an immense hinterland. It is still economically significant; after World War II, it and the surrounding Provence-Alpes-Cà¥te-d'Azur region, were the destination for thousands of migrants, . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-30). Nuclear energy isn't a safe bet in a warming world — here's why. juancole.com By Paul Dorfman | — ( The Conversation) — The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea level. Nuclear energy is, …

_____ (2021-06-30). Stopping The Logging Of Redwoods in Jackson State Forest. popularresistance.org The once overwhelming culture of work in the woods and the mills of our counties is greatly diminished, as is the number of jobs and mills. The Trail Stewards circulated a petition that in a very short period of time was signed by more than five thousand supporters. It called for a moratorium on logging, for cultural & tribal sovereignty, unified ecosystem restoration, climate change mitigation and environmentally sustainable economics.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-30). Can Civilization be Regenerated? counterpunch.org In its simplest meaning, regeneration is about recreating something useful and vital, including civilization, that humans or unknown forces have diminished or destroyed. The Atlantis Plato, 427 — 347 BCE, lived at a time of peril. He grew up in Athens during the last twenty-three years of the Peloponnesian War. Things did not look good.

Ken Bouley (2021-06-30). The Myths of Point Reyes: Legality, History and Economy. counterpunch.org This is part two of a three-part series on this multi-faceted and important issue. Part one, which explored the myths of Stewardship, Perpetuity, and Creation, can be found here. Myth of Legality Somewhat related to the myth of perpetuity is the myth of legality. When the federal government bought the ranchlands in the 60's

WSWS (2021-06-30). Brief recollections of World War II—by the son of a Soviet military leader and Left Oppositionist murdered by Stalin: Part 2. wsws.org This is the second part of Yuri Primakov's recollections of the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45. He experienced the war as a teenager and is now 94 years old.

WSWS (2021-06-30). More warnings of significant water damage prior to collapse of Surfside, Florida condo come to light. wsws.org The number of confirmed dead increased to 12 on Tuesday as rescue workers continued their urgent task of digging through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South. 149 residents are still considered missing.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). As US Pivots from Afghanistan to Yemen, Al-Mahrah Copes with Increasing Military Presence. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN —Eastern Yemen has been largely spared the country's grueling six-year war, with U.S. military personnel in the region, once a rare sight, garnering little more than a curious stare from the passing onlooker. But a new sense of anxiety has settled over the residents of the eastern Al-Mahrah Province amid stories…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-30). NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic NATO began its annual Dynamnic Mongoose anti-submarine warfare exercise on June 28 off the coast of Norway in what the military bloc deems the High North: the Arctic region, which it has identified as its domain since 2009. (As it has the Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea and …

Jeff Abbott (2021-06-30). The Other Americans: Guatemala's Far Right Seeks Amnesty for War Crimes. progressive.org The proposed amnesty for the Guatemalan military comes as a blow to the families who have continued to search for their loved ones, especially Indigenous victims of the war.

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her Sister's Life. truthout.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical he…

Nora De La Cour (2021-06-30). Coal Miners Strike in Alabama: 'Warrior Met Coal Ain't Got No Soul!'. zcomm.org Democrats should take every opportunity to join with labor in challenging the corporations that trample over workers and the planet alike in their unquenchable thirst for profit…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Azerbaijani Su-25 Warplane Test-Fired Homegrown Guided Bomb During Military Exercises In Turkey (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the Azerbaijani MoD footage. | Azerbaijan has test-fired a guided bomb jointly developed with Turkey during the Anatolian Eagle-2021 exercise in central Turkey. | Two Su-25 and two Mig-29 warplanes of the Azerbaijani Air Force as well as units from Qatar, Pakistan and the NATO are taking part in the military exercise which began at the Turkish military's 2nd Main Jet Base Command near Konya city on June 21. The exercise will end on July 2. | On June 29, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan shared footage from…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Afghanistan: Government Forces Recaptured Four Districts, Lost Six Others To Taliban. southfront.org Taliban spacial forces, illustrative image | Fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban is still ongoing on several frontlines throughout the war-torn country. | Over the last few days, the Afghan National Army (ANA) and security forces recaptured four districts from the Taliban, but lost six others to the group. | On June 29, government forces recaptured the district of Kaldar in the province of Balkh as well as the districts of Pashtun Kut and Khan Chahar Bagh in Faryab province. However, Tal…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-30). What real justice will look like. workers.org Derek Chauvin, the white police officer convicted of lynching 46-year-old George Floyd May 25, 2020, was sentenced June 25 in Minneapolis, Minn., to 22 1/2 years in prison. Chauvin faced upwards of 40 years when a jury unanimously convicted him in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree . . . |

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org The good news is that the U.S. public is not only increasingly aware of the inexcusable inadequacies and inequalities in our water system but also increasingly outraged.

_____ (2021-06-30). Florida's Shameful, Recent Past Echoes in Desantis War on Academic Freedom. commondreams.org "Nina Turner is surging and the big money interests are pulling out all the stops to defeat her."

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

Staff (2021-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack Protesters, U.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil War, Russia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military Drill, Israel's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAE, Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court, COVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life Expectancy, Vaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVID, Pfizer & Moderna Vaccin…

Revolution Books (2021-06-30). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Rafael Reveals New "Sea Breaker" Maritime and Land-Based Autonomous Precision Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, Israeli company Rafael unveiled its "Sea Breaker", which is a Maritime & Land-Based, Long-Range Autonomous Weapon System. | It is essentially a new precision missile, with 300 km range. It can operate from ships at sea, and also ground-based launchers. | The Sea Breaker is a naval and artillery unit "force multiplier, designed to overcome the challenges of the modern warfare arena," Rafael said in a statement. | The four-meter-long missile weighs less than 400 k…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Syria On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Sayyadah village | On June 28, Iranian-backed forces targeted Omar oil filed with 34 x 122mm rounds, according to the OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto | On June 29, clashes betwe…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Yemen On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 124 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 26 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Majzar area | On June 29, Ansar Allah targeted Sahn al-Jinn military camp and Third Military Zone in Marib with two Badr 1 missile | On June 30, clashes between Ansar…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Descent Into (Utter) Madness. strategic-culture.org The assault on language is an integral component of the unrelenting warfare being waged for the conquest and control of the mind, Stephen Karganovic writes. | Little wonder that here and there sanity nostalgia is gripping the Western world, at least those isolated portions of it that are not internalising the sinister "new normal." But it is seemingly to no avail. All commanding positions are firmly in the hands of lunatics, who are determined to turn a once great and exemplary civilisation into an asylum. | As George Orwell has taught us, language manipulation is at the frontline (yes, I have just broken one of…

Staff (2021-06-30). Iraq War architect Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88. rt.com Donald Rumsfeld, former congressman and US defense secretary, best known for his role in advocating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has passed away just short of his 89th birthday, according to his spokesman. | Rumsfeld died on Tuesday, surrounded by relatives in Taos, New Mexico. | "History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country," his family sa…

Global Research News (2021-06-30). Selected Articles: Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca By Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating th…

John Washington (2021-06-30). The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria. thenation.com The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria…

Linda Ereikat (2021-06-30). Carrying Palestine's grief . electronicintifada.net We are all birds, hoping to fly home.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-30). No child safe under Israel's rule of terror. electronicintifada.net May attack on Gaza was "most fearful" one yet.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-30). China: We Won't Stop Supporting the Venezuelan People & Rejecting Foreign Interference. orinocotribune.com This June 28, Venezuela and the People's Republic of China celebrated 47 years of their comprehensive bilateral strategic partnership and the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. In a ceremony at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas, the ambassador of the Asian nation in Venezuelan territory, Li Baorong, assured that both countries will continue to support each other on fundamental issues. "China will not change its policy of solidarity and cooperation with Venezuela," he said. | "It will not change the principle of supporting the Venezuelan people in the search for the path of development with th…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). China Is Declared a Malaria-Free Country. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially granted China a malaria-free certification as a token of celebration of the country's successful elimination of the disease after 70 years of its struggles against malaria. | RELATED: | From 30 million malaria cases in the 1940s, China brought down that number over the last decades, to finally achieve no cases in the last four years. | "Today we congratulate t…

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Book on CPC history to be published in English. ecns.cn A book on the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will soon be published in English by the Central Compilation and Translation Press.

Brian Berletic (2021-06-30). US-Taiwan: West's Last Foothold in China. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-06-30). The Chinese Miracle, Revisited. strategic-culture.org Western exceptionalists may continue to throw a fit 24/7 ad infinitum: that will not change the course of history, Pepe Escobar writes. | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) centennial takes place this week at the heart of an incandescent geopolitical equation. | China, the emerging superpower, is back to the global prominence it enjoyed throughout centuries of recorded history, while the declining Hegemon is paralyzed by the "existential challenge" posed to its fleeting, unilateral dominance. | A mindset of full spectrum confrontation already sketched in the 2017 U.S. National Security Review is sliding fast into…

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK rail workers strike against pay restraint and inferior terms and conditions. wsws.org The disputes are primarily in opposition to pay restraint, an attack facilitated by the RMT's participation with the government in the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, alongside the other rail unions, at the start of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant of coronavirus fuels rise in cases in Europe. wsws.org European governments' stated policy is to rely on belated vaccination programs to blunt the spread of the virus, rejecting social distancing measures that would impact corporate profits.

David Heller (2021-06-30). Ivermectin's Success in Battling COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teachers with Long COVID face victimisation. wsws.org There are two million cases of Long COVID in England, that is people still suffering symptoms more than 12 weeks after infection…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Fiji overwhelmed by spiralling COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org Fiji's authoritarian regime is pursuing the criminal strategy of "herd immunity," concentrating on "mitigation" rather than eliminating the COVID-19 virus.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-06-30). The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. latinorebels.com Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government's handling of the COVID pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teacher with Long COVID : "The government decided to go for herd immunity, they knew they were putting us at risk. They're quite happy to reduce the population." wsws.org "Being able to kick a football with my daughter would be amazing. Long COVID is life changing. You lose who you are."

news.un (2021-06-30). Women must no longer be 'squeezed into a small corner', landmark Forum declares. news.un.org In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day "landmark effort" in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambitious investments and policies to bridge the chasm between where women stand in the world today, and where they should be, by 2030.

news.un (2021-06-30). COVID-19 impact on tourism could deal $4 trillion blow to global economy: UN report. news.un.org The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism could result in a more than $4 trillion loss to the global economy, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a report issued jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). One Million Cubans Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) announced that one million citizens have completed the three-dose COVID-19 vaccination schedule and at least two million people have been administrated the first dose of Sovereign 02 or Abdala vaccines. | RELATED: | MINSAP Epidemiology Director Francisco Duran explained that a high vaccination coverage lowers the overall amount of virus able to spread in the population, which will a…

Editor (2021-06-30). A crumb from the G-7 table. mronline.org The G-7 meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-Covid vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. | June 30, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 …

Bri M. (2021-06-30). Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal. thenation.com Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 …

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-30). Australia talks but will politicians listen? greenleft.org.au ABC's Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people's lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isacc Nellist.

James K. Galbraith (2021-06-30). The G7 Vaccine Charade. zcomm.org The US and Europe are offering low- and middle-income countries crumbs, so that they can protect their billionaires, their pharmaceutical lobbies, and their campaign contributions…

Angel Rojas, Nicholas McKenna (2021-06-30). Fresno demands rent cancellation: Housing is a human right! liberationnews.org Community members and activists gathered at Fresno City Hall for a Cancel the Rents rally demanding rent cancellation for tenants and small businesses as well as cancellation of mortgages for home buyers and small landlords hard hit by the pandemic and economic crisis.

Editor (2021-06-30). Capitalism is on life support. We have a decision to make. mronline.org Canadians won't settle for a return to how things were before the pandemic. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Lydia DePillis (2021-06-30). This company got a $10 million PPP loan, then closed its plant and moved manufacturing jobs to Mexico. nationofchange.org Many American businesses received millions in federal pandemic aid intended to protect workers, but exploited loopholes and rule changes to lay off those employees anyway.

Staff (2021-06-30). Scientists unearth '5,000 year old PLAGUE BACTERIA' that caused Black Death from skull of long-dead pandemic victim in Latvia. rt.com An ancient skull found by a river in modern-day Latvia may well hold clues as to how the bubonic plague wiped out tens of millions of people across Europe in what would eventually become the deadliest pandemic in human history. | Researchers from Kiel University in Germany revealed on Wednesday that a strain of the bacterium, known as Yersina pestis, dating back millenia, had been discovered in samples taken from the remains of a hunter gatherer in the Baltic nation. As part of a paper

Granma (2021-06-30). Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez speaks out. peoplesworld.org Profound and passionate, Silvio Rodríguez, troubadour and symbol of the revolutionary Cuba that has inspired so many generations of progressive and leftist fighters in the world, has once again sent a message in support of just causes, this time through an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The artist spoke about music and politics, …

_____ (2021-06-30). 500+ Groups Rally On Capitol Hill Demanding End To 'Outrageous' Fossil Fuel Subsidies. popularresistance.org As high temperatures persisted in both the Northeast and Pacific Northwest—which experts and activists have connected to the climate emergency—campaigners with hundreds of progressive and green groups joined Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the rally in Washington, D.C.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Britain's pseudo-left promotes corporatism in Jacobs Douwe Egberts "fire and rehire" dispute. wsws.org The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party have worked to bolster Unite the union's authority, conceal its pro-capitalist programme and block the development of a socialist strategy to fight JDE's offensive.

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. counterpunch.org Open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Senator Chuck Schumer: Readers of the Washington Post this past Sunday, many of whom work at least a 40-hour week with short vacations, were informed by reporter Paul Kane about the large number of recess days the Senate and the House are taking this summer. In the midst of

Angela (2021-06-30). Thursday 7/1: Tell Pelosi: Take Action for Palestine. indybay.org 90 7th St, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-06-30). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? popularresistance.org When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and education, and is considered the safest country in Central America. | Since Daniel Ortega…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Fallo de Corte Suprema: Intolerancia tras hoja de higo de la religión. workers.org El fallo del 17 de junio del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, en el caso Fulton contra Filadelfia, representa un ataque intolerante a los derechos de las personas LGBTQ2S+. Afuera de la Corte Suprema, el 8 de octubre de 2019, exigiendo protección legal contra la discriminación de LGBTQ2S+. En . . . |

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Let the Vandalism Begin: Australia's Adani Strikes Coal. asia-pacificresearch.com

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. dissidentvoice.org From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. Biliously, the former top aide to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had scorned the now former UK Health Secretary in a performance before MPs …

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-30). Who Stole the People's Money? globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan, beginning Ethnic Cleansing Drive. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Tuesday evening, Israeli security forces cracked down on Palestinian protesters in Silwan just south of the Old City of Jerusalem when the latter engaged in protests against the demolition by Israel of a commercial complex, including a butcher shop, in the region. …

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Ethnic Cleansing Drive. zcomm.org Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). African Union Welcomes Ethiopia's Ceasefire in Tigray Region. telesurenglish.net The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday welcomed the Ethiopian government's unilateral humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict-ht Tigray region. | RELATED: | On Monday, President Sahle-Work Zewde's administration announced a unilateral ceasefire in the country's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state. This decision followed a request by the Tigray regional state interim…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Baraki Barak district in Logar province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Kaldar district in Balkh province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Khoshamand district in Paktika province | Germany's last troops left Afghanistan on June 29th, according to the German defense minister | 166 Taliban militants were killed, 82 wounded and 6 others were arrested as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, laghman,…

Staff (2021-06-30). Sea Level Expert in Miami: "We Are Building Here Like There's No Tomorrow — Maybe That's Correct" democracynow.org As the death toll from the 13-story apartment building collapse in Florida rises to 12, with nearly 150 people still missing, we examine how the disaster raises new questions about how rising sea levels will impact oceanside buildings in Miami and other cities. "The reason this is so important is that either this is something unique to the building or this is a general problem that all the condos along the coasts of the world are going to have to deal with," says Harold Wanless, a professor in geography and urban sustainability at the University of Miami who leads a project called The Invading Sea, a collaborativ…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Labor, green groups unite to push Jobs Plan and Families Plan. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even with Congress being out of town for its July 4 recess, union members and green groups united on June 29 to again push for a big-budget bill that would promote unionized "green" construction and fund "people programs," such as permanent child care tax credits and paid sick and family leave for all. The unity, …

William Hawes (2021-06-30). The Rise of the Terminally Online. dissidentvoice.org Americans, rich or poor, now live in a culture entirely perceived through simulacra-media images and illusions. We live inside a self-referential media hologram of a nation that has not existed for quite some time now. Our national reality is held together by images, the originals of which have been lost or never existed. The well-off …

Julián Pilatti (2021-06-30). Argentina makes history and passes the Travesti Trans Employment Quota. peoplesdispatch.org Last Thursday, Argentina's congress passed the Travesti Trans Employment Quota, a law which calls for the State to reserve a percentage of its employment capacity for this population.

Staff (2021-06-30). New Florida Law Requires Ideology Surveys at Public Universities and Colleges. truthout.org Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the rising star of all conservative rising stars,

Staff (2021-06-30). Canada's Indigenous Genocide Is Ongoing. truthout.org The recovery of mass and unmarked graves at former Indian residential school sites in recent weeks has released a deluge of outrage and grief across the settler colony known as Canada. Horrifying truths are being unearthed that reveal the treachery by which Canadian governments, churches and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) originally stole — and continue to steal — Indigenous lands. | I say recoveries because these are not new discoveries; this particular form of genocide unleashed against Indigenous children…

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-30). Poder corporativo como causa raíz de la migración. peoplesworld.org En el contexto de la pasada visita de la vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos (EU), Kamala Harris, a Guatemala, donde instó a centroamericanos a que no vengan a su país, ella también puso énfasis en que hay que atacar el problema de la migración desde las causas raíz ( root causes), un tema central de la …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-06-30). 'Running on fire' to Pride! workers.org During LGBTQ+ Pride weekend, Sha'Carri Richardson blazed to victory in the 100-meter dash in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. On June 26, the 21-year-old track star flashed past other runners with a time of 10.86 seconds — just over one second behind the top . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). ISIS Cells Attacked Oil Tankers Heading To Government-Held Areas In Syria's Raqqa. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 29, ISIS terrorists attacked a convoy of tankers loaded with oil in the eastern Raqqa countryside in Syria's northeastern region. | The terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, claimed that the tankers were moving oil from fields held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to government-held areas. | According to Amaq, five tankers were "damaged" after being targeted by ISIS fighters with machine guns. Some of the drivers were wounded. | The tankers are reportedly owned by the Katerji G…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). 'Ballistic Missiles' Rained Down On Two Saudi-led Coalition Camps In Yemen's Ma'rib. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On June 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had targeted two military camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that two Badir-1 "ballistic missiles" were launched at the Sahn al-Jin Camp and the 3rd Military District Camp. The Badir-1 is in fact a 210 mm heavy artillery rocket with a range that exceeds 100 kilometers. | "Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Recent Rocket Attack Caused Heavy Damage At US Base In Syria's Omar Oil Fields (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Satellite images shared by the

Rosalind English (2021-06-30). EU to lift ban on animal by-products for livestock food. ukhumanrightsblog.com Over ten years ago I posted on the wasteful prohibition under the EU Animal By-Product Regulation on feeding meat and bone meal — waste from slaughterhouses — to omnivorous farm animals, poultry and pigs. See Pigswill and public health: a load of EU Bull, 7 January 2021. While this regulation has been in force the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). TPLF Gains More Ground In Tigray, Calls Ceasefire A Joke. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly gained even more ground in Ethiopia's Tigray region. | On the previous day, the TPLF recaptured the capital of the region Makelle. | The TPLF said that the Ethiopian government's unilateral "ceasefire" was a joke, and that it would never be kept. The TPLF vowed to continue fighting until "all enemies are driven out of Tigray". | Getachew Reda, a spokesman for Tigrayan forces, told AFP they were…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. Navy To Have 6 LCS Deployed By The End Of 2021, Allowing Them To Go "Places They Never Could Before" southfront.org The US Navy will have six Littoral Combat Ships deployed by the end of 2021, USNI News reported, citing Navy…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. To Keep 1,000 Troops In Afghanistan, Or 650 Troops, Or 500: CNN Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30th, CNN reported that the US could complete its withdrawal from Afghansitan within days, but approximately 1,000 troops will remain. | CNN cited an unnamed US official with knowledge on the matter."This week could be a critical week in the withdrawal and end of the retrograde process," a different defense official told CNN. | A third defense official insisted to CNN on June 29th that the number of US troops in Afghanistan for embassy protection and airport security would not excee…

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Staff (2021-06-30). 'Ongoing colonialism': Indigenous groups call to 'Cancel Canada Day' in light of mass grave discoveries, but not everyone agrees. rt.com Ahead of Canada's annual celebration of nationhood on July 1, calls by indigenous groups for a day of reflection instead — after the recent discovery of the graves of nearly 1,000 indigenous children — have drawn mixed reactions. | Intense debate has erupted in recent days over 'Cancel Canada Day' campaigns, with several Canadians claiming that hosting fireworks displays and parties would be tone-deaf at a time when the reality of mass graves and the impact of the infamous residential school system has just begun to set in. | A number of demonstrations and vigils are being organized under the viral…

Staff (2021-06-30). Over 180 unmarked graves found at former Catholic school in Canada, indigenous group says, in third such find. rt.com A Canadian indigenous group has said 182 unmarked graves have been discovered in the South Interior of the province of British Columbia, the third such discovery in the past two months near former Catholic schools. | The burial site is located at the former Catholic-run St. Eugene's Mission School, the Lower Kootenay Band announced on Wednesday. | The community of îaq'am — or St. Mary's Indian Band — based near the city of Cranbrook made the gruesome find after using radar detection equipment, which apparently pointed to there being graves around a meter below the surface. | Last week, 751 unma…

Staff (2021-06-30). 16 dead following Miami building collapse as 4 more bodies found in search for nearly 150 missing residents. rt.com At least 16 people were killed as a result of the residential building collapse near Miami, Florida last week, according to a new death toll released on Wednesday. | The official death count Although no survivors have been found by emergency digging teams in the rubble for nearly a week, family members of the 147 resid…

Staff (2021-06-30). Israeli settlers to cease illegal occupation of West Bank outpost, regional council says. rt.com Israeli settlers who illegally established an outpost in the occupied West Bank near the village of Beita have agreed to vacate the site amid heightened tensions in the region over the forced evictions of Palestinians. | Clashes last month in the West Bank saw 34 Palestinians lose their lives, reportedly the highest monthly death toll in a decade, as the Israeli military cracked down on opposition to the settlement and protests against evictions of Palestinians. | Givat Eviatar became a central site for clashes when Israeli settlers held their ground despite their presence being deemed an illegal occupation. H…

Staff (2021-06-30). Swiss govt announces bid for 36 F-35A fighter jets and Patriot missiles from US despite political pushback at home. rt.com The Swiss government has said it wants to buy 36 F-35A fighter jets from American manufacturer Lockheed Martin, a decision critics have said is too expensive for Switzerland and makes it overly reliant on the US. | Lockheed Martin beat other contenders for the contract, including the multinational Eurofighter built by Italy's Leonardo, the Rafale from French company Dassault, and the Super Hornet from US manufacturer Boeing. | In its statement on Wednesday, the Swiss government also revealed it had decided to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system from another US manufacturer, Raytheon, which beat…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-30). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Ed Grystar (2021-06-30). Liberals and Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight for National Single Payer Medicare for All. counterpunch.org The last few years have seen "Medicare for All" go from a pipedream to a household phrase. Yet now, the movement is floundering with lack of clear leadership, with self-appointed spokespeople in Congress and activist groups pushing a puzzling state-based approach. Decades of a movement based on educating the public about the merits of a

BALASPL (2021-06-30). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

MANO Magazine (2021-06-30). 'I Carry You with Me': A Gay Mexican Immigrant Love Story. latinorebels.com Documentary filmmaker Heidi Ewing's first fiction film, 'I Carry You with Me' tells the story of two gay Mexican immigrants' journey to New York City…

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-30). Mexican Rapper Audry Funk Sings for the Immigrants of NYC. latinorebels.com The music of Mexican-born rapper Audry Funk is a mix of feminism, philosophy, and body positive messages. Her new song is about the immigrant experience in the neighborhoods of New York City. | Born Audry Bustos Diaz, she began singing in a reggae group. Only when she began her career in philosophy did she start rapping. Her rap has always been laced with political messages.

news.un (2021-06-30). Migrant worker numbers rise by five million: ILO. news.un.org The number of international migrant workers has increased from 164 to 169 million, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, noting a marked rise in the number of young people seeking opportunities abroad, too.

_____ (2021-06-30). Wall Street Sharks Are Out to Privatize, Commodify, and Profit From Our Water. commondreams.org "We will not celebrate stolen Indigenous land and stolen Indigenous lives," said advocacy group Idle No More.

_____ (2021-06-30). Calls to Cancel Canada Day and Secure Justice for Indigenous People After Mass Graves Found. commondreams.org "It is past time to change course and start repairing the damage done. Disavowing and ending the lethal strikes program is both a human rights and racial justice imperative in meeting these commitments."

_____ (2021-06-30). As the Honduran Coup Turns 12, Human Life Is No More a Priority Than It Was Then. commondreams.org Protesters are calling on the president and Congress to "prioritize climate justice, racial justice, Indigenous rights, housing justice, and transit justice in the infrastructure discussions."

_____ (2021-06-30). Neoliberalism Has Depended on Huge Levels of Government Support for Its Entire Existence. commondreams.org "Amazon's bogus motion is—at least in part—meant to deter people who might enter public service from making public statements criticizing unrepentant monopolists. Do not be deterred."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Ridiculous': Amazon Derided for Calling on Lina Khan to Recuse From Antitrust Probes. commondreams.org "Today is a blow to survivors everywhere, who deserve so much better than this."

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must Be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. zcomm.org Staying on the job could let Democrats draw vivid kitchen-table distinctions between them and the corporatist Wall Street over Main Street Republicans…

_____ (2021-06-30). Coming Out Against Imperialism. popularresistance.org In the 1970s, pioneering gay activists in the US and Britain saw the fight against homophobia as part of a much broader struggle — one which linked Pride to the cause of liberating the world's oppressed peoples.

The Global Research Team (2021-06-30). How to Challenge Online Censorship. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | For much of this year, independent media — including Global Research — has felt the sting of increased online censorship", in the form of a "crackdown on news that challenges official government narratives". | We started publishing almost 20 …

Bob Lord (2021-06-30). Peter Thiel's $5 Billion Roth IRA: Only the Size is News. counterpunch.org Following up on their blockbuster reporting on the paltry income tax payments of America's top billionaires, ProPublica has exposed the billionaire stuffing of Roth IRAs. PayPal founder Peter Thiel, according to ProPublica, started a Roth IRA with a contribution of less than $2,000 in 1999 and enjoyed tax-free gains that ballooned to $5 billion by

Josh Frank (2021-06-30). Dinosaur Jr. — Live on KEXP at Home. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Almost half of Australia's population under lockdown measures as Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org Australian governments have been compelled to adopt the limited public health measures, amid widespread popular anger and what epidemiologists describe as a "perfect storm" for infection spread.

WSWS (2021-06-30). United Auto Workers union announces end to mask requirements in auto plants. wsws.org The move will almost certainly increase infections both in the plants and in surrounding communities in the coming weeks and months.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Nurses at HCA hospitals across the US have held pickets to protest staffing levels, while air traffic controllers in Argentina staged a one-day strike on June 26 over wages.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UAW releases evasive "update" to striking Volvo workers, while continuing to black out struggle nationally. wsws.org The letter from soon-to-be UAW President Ray Curry contained no concrete information on what the UAW has been discussing behind closed doors with the company, except that the company has refused to budge from its demands.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Singer Jim Morrison's Collected Works published prior to the 50th anniversary of his death. wsws.org HarperCollins has published The Collected Works of Jim Morrison, which includes previously unpublished poems and other writings of the songwriter and vocalist of the popular 1960s rock band The Doors.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Support striking Volvo workers in the United States! wsws.org It is critical to mobilise workers around the world to break the isolation of 3,000 Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia, who have now been on strike for three weeks.

WSWS (2021-06-30). As Delta variant spreads, Southern California schools plan full reopening of schools this fall. wsws.org Under conditions in which all children under 12 years old remain unvaccinated and the Delta variant is spreading throughout California, the moves to fully reopen schools are criminal and will lead to an unknown number of infections and deaths throughout the region.

Editor (2021-06-30). The dishonest blame game of retail store closures and crime. mronline.org Reporters who parrot corporate claims of out-of-control theft play into a narrative that benefits big business and perpetuates carceral policies. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-06-30). Hundreds of more unmarked graves discovered in residential school in Canada. mronline.org The Cowessess First Nation said that at least 600 unmarked graves have been discovered on the grounds of what used to be the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). The Palestinians' Inalienable Right to Resist. libya360.wordpress.com Louis Allday Extract from a design by Ismail Shammout We remembered all the miseries, all the injustices, our people and the conditions they lived, the coldness with which world opinion looks at our cause, and so we felt that we will not permit them to crush us. We will defend ourselves and our revolution by…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). King Msawati May Have Fled Swaziland, but the Pro-Democracy Struggle is Far from Over. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Residents from Siphofaneni constituency (Lubombo region) march for democracy in Swaziland, defying protests ban by the Mswati autocracy. Photo: CPS While the government has denied reports about the King fleeing from the country, it has not convinced the banned opposition political parties who have been mobilizing over the last couple of weeks in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). On Vargas Llosa and Putrid Liberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro Garcia Linera "Neoliberalism is degenerating into a complex neo-fascism," writes Alvaro Garcia Linera. All things age: living organisms, people, and ideas. It is the tough reality of the second law of thermodynamics. But there are dignified ways to do it, staying true to the principles at which the zenith of one's existence was reached,…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-30). New animal rights bill includes series of protections for elephants against zoo captivity in UK. nationofchange.org "[UK's forthcoming elephant] legislation is testimony to this work and key to forcing us to examine how we treat animals for the sake of our entertainment and so-called education."

Erica Etelson (2021-06-30). The seven deadly sins of politi-speak. nationofchange.org Here's what I've learned: Academic and activist jargon and concepts obscure more than they clarify, and alienate more than they attract people to the cause.

Peter Certo (2021-06-30). In OtherWords: June 30, 2021. otherwords.org Soon, tens of millions of American families will get an unusually direct federal benefit: cash deposited directly into their bank accounts. | As part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats last March, the vast majority of Americans with kids with get an expanded Child Tax Credit, or CTC. Starting July 15 and going till the end of the year, most families with children in the United States will start receiving $250 to $300 monthly payments for each child they have. | This week in OtherWords, Karen Dolan explains this historic new benefit, which will reduce child poverty by half while it continues — a…

Farhang Jahanpour (2021-06-30). America wants to be known in Mideast as Champion of Free Speech, so Why is it Censoring Iranian Websites? juancole.com Oxford (Special to Informed Comment) — The Bureau of Industry and Security, an agency of the United States Department of Justice, in a statement on Tuesday 22 June announced that it had seized 33 websites and news outlets used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU), and another three run by the "Iran-backed" …

Adriana Cadena (2021-06-30). Getting Out of Poverty Shouldn't Be About Luck. otherwords.org I grew up in a poor, undocumented family. I was lucky — we got our legal residency, I got an education, and now I have a good job. But no one should have to count on luck. | Here's my story and what I've learned. | My dad came to the U.S. to work through the I was five years old, but I remember the heat, the exhaustion, the fear, and the hope. When we first…

splcenter (2021-06-30). Fighting Extremism Online: New resources help parents combat radicalization of youth on the web. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Khalil Bendib (2021-06-30). In Need of Repair and Reparations. otherwords.org Get the full-res version

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-30). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). St. Vincent & The Grenadines: La Soufriere Volcano Remains Calm. telesurenglish.net According to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), the geological activity of the Soufriere volcano, which is located on the island of St. Vincent in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, has been steadily decreasing since its last explosion on April 22. | RELATED: | Photographs taken by MVO scientist Adam Stinton confirm that La Soufriere has not spewed lava or formed a new dome in recent weeks. | "That's…

April M. Short (2021-06-30). People in LA are feeding each other the food that would be wasted. zcomm.org "I want to encourage people to get up and do something. If you're tired of the way things look and you're tired of the way things are, then what are you really doing about it? We actually have a lot of power."

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-30). "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…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Iraqi Armed Group Vows To Shot Down US Warplanes In Response To Recent Strikes. southfront.org Official logo of Saraya Awli'a al-Dam. | An Iraqi armed group calling itself Saraya Awli'a al-Dam [the Custodian of Blood Regiments] has reportedly vowed to shot down US warplanes in response to the Four fighters of the PMU were killed as a result of the US strikes. Unidentified f…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). New Video Shows Road Accident Between Russian, US Forces In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from the road accident video. | On June 30, the The video shows a US International MaxxPro MRAB [Mine Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicle that had hit a Russian BTR-82a armored personnel carrier from the side. The accident was apparently minor as both vehicles appeared to be intact in th…

_____ (2021-06-30). Progressives Decry 'Foolish and Dangerous' Approach of White House Climate Memo. commondreams.org "We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.

_____ (2021-06-30). Exposé Showing 'Inappropriately Close' FDA, Biogen Collaboration Prompts Demand for IG Probe. commondreams.org How the events of 2009 in Honduras shaped my worldview.

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-06-30). Clyburn Intervention Seen as Latest Salvo in Dem Establishment's Bid to Stop Nina Turner. commondreams.org It would have been possible for Chipotle to avoid raising its burrito prices by paying its executives less. But Chipotle decided otherwise.

_____ (2021-06-30). Loony Economics: Republicans Blame Democrats for the Rise in Chipotle Burrito Prices. commondreams.org The revelations "paint a damning picture of drug regulators who surrendered their independence and objectivity," said Public Citizen's Michael Carome.

_____ (2021-06-30). Maine Sets Example With 'Country's Strongest' Facial Recognition Ban. commondreams.org "This is not a bold agenda, it is technocratic market-speak that is decades out of date."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Bombshell' Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Action by Congress. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-30). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-30). 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…

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). 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."

Otis Maclay (2021-06-30). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-30). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-30). ILWU & Fight Against Zionist Shipping Line ZIM In Oakland & West Coast. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 retired member Jack Heyman is interviewed about the struggle against the Israeli shipping line ZIM and the action by ILWU longshore workers in Oakland and the West Coast to abide by picket lines.

Mike Elk (2021-06-30). Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against NewsGuild over Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up. indybay.org Independent reporter Mike Elk has sued the CWA NewsGuild for retaliation for exposing the president of the Pittsburgh, PA local who was a sexual predator and engaged in misconduct.

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). 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.

LaborFest (2021-06-30). 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.

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-30). 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…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-30). 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)…

Robert Koehler (2021-06-30). Politically Correct Racism. zcomm.org So a major component of the latest manifestation of racism is that white people are its victims…

Rodrigo Nunes (2021-06-30). Organizing in the midnight hour. zcomm.org Interview on a new approach to the problems of power and organization to help confront climate catastrophe…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-30). Imperial teams win big at Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition. imperial.ac.uk Two student teams from Imperial have scooped prizes at this year's Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.

James J. Zogby (2021-06-30). Netanyahu Is Out but Nothing Has Changed. globalresearch.ca

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family can be safely returned to Sri Lanka and that they do not meet the refugee criteria. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family do not meet the refugee criteria and can be safely returned to Sri Lanka. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

Zoà´ Carpenter (2021-06-30). Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'. thenation.com Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'

Aída Chávez (2021-06-30). The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal. thenation.com The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal…

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-06-30). The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story. thenation.com The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story…

Noah Flora (2021-06-30). In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution. thenation.com In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution…

Chris McGreal (2021-06-30). Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price. thenation.com Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-30). 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'. thenation.com 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'

Josh Gosfield (2021-06-30). Celebrating the Holidays. thenation.com Celebrating the Holidays…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 (2021-06-30). 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 …

Malik Miah (2021-06-30). United States: What Juneteenth means in the battle for equality. greenleft.org.au Juneteenth (June 19) has finally become a national holiday in the United States. Malik Miah looks at its origins and what it represents in the struggle for Black liberation.

Steve O'Brien (2021-06-30). Hamilton Community Pantry saved for now. greenleft.org.au An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O' Brien.

Tim Gooden (2021-06-30). Video: Christy Cain on Svitzer Australia dispute — 'A blue we've got to have'. greenleft.org.au Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.

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