2022-06-18: News Headlines

Anonymous811 (2022-06-18). Overview Of Russian Strikes On Targets In Ukraine On June 13-17. southfront.org Broken and abandoned fighting vehicle | The developments of June 13-17 on frontlines in Ukraine were marked by tactical successes of Russian forces in the region of Donbass amid the stabilization of the frontline in other sectors. In general, the most intense fighting is ongoing in the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk area and around Slavyansk. The situation is also tense in the Kharkiv region, where isolated clashes are ongoing in the north of the provincial capital, and in Mykolaiv and Kherson Regions. The rest…

Editor (2022-06-18). UN slams Ukrainian attack on Donetsk maternity hospital. mronline.org The United Nations called the shelling of the maternity hospital in Donetsk a breach of humanitarian law.

Eva Bartlett (2022-06-18). Western media and politicians prefer to ignore the truth about civilians killed in Donetsk shelling. mronline.org Following intense Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk on June 13, some Western media sources, in tandem with outlets in Kiev, unsurprisingly claimed that the attack—which killed at least five civilians and struck a busy maternity hospital—was perpetrated by Russian forces.

Anonymous811 (2022-06-18). Captured US Mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org Alexander Drueke and Andy Huyn | In Ukraine, Russian soldiers continue to catch mercenaries from different countries. Some people claim that they are very ideological and go to fight in Ukraine to support the country. Others come to the front just to make money on 'an easy war with the Russians'. For example, two US mercenaries were recently caught. | The names of the prisoners of war are Alexander Drueke and Andy Huyn. They are both natives of the US state of Alabama. Alexander comes from the city of Tu…

Staff (2022-06-18). Ukraine in its previous borders no longer possible: Zakharova. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said it was no longer possible for Ukraine to return to its previous borders.

____ (2022-06-18). Horn of Africa could face 'unprecedented' food insecurity in 2023, WFP warns. ecns.cn The Horn of Africa could face "unprecedented food unavailability problems" in 2023 due to ongoing drought and food supply shortages caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, David Beasley Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) has warned.

Staff (2022-06-18). UK offers new military aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered a major new military training program that includes training dozens of troops to enhance their skills and resistance.

Staff (2022-06-18). Johnson: Britain to provide more weapons, trainers for Ukraine war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 17, 2022 UK ready to continue to provide military equipment to Ukraine, train servicemen using these weapons — Johnson Great Britain is ready to continue to provide weapons to Ukraine and to train the servicemen to use these weapons, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. "We will continue as we have from the …

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Report: US MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drone Sale to Ukraine Has Been Paused. news.antiwar.com Reuters reported on Friday that a Biden administration plan to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine The MQ-1C Gray Eagle can be armed with hellfire missiles and can fly for about 30 hours. If sold to Kyiv, the drone would give Ukrainian forces the capabilities to carry out airstrikes deep inside Russian territory. | Sources told Reuters that the plan to sell the drones to Ukraine was…

Staff (2022-06-18). NATO Space Command integrated into Baltic war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 16, 2022 NATO Space Centre integrates with BALTOPS 22 A three-member team from the NATO Space Centre at Allied Air Command headquarters in Ramstein, Germany worked together with multiple Allied and Partner nations to integrate space capabilities within multi-domain operations during NATO's exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 22. During the exercise, the Space …

Staff (2022-06-18). U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Africa integrates with NATO allies in Baltic drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Air Forces in Europe — Air Forces AfricaJune 10, 2022 USAFE integrates with Arctic fighters during exercise Baltic Operations U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft integrated with Swedish, Finnish, German, and U.S. Navy fighters, June 9, during U.S. Naval Forces Europe's exercise Baltic Operations 2022 over the Baltic Sea region. Exercise Baltic Operations 2022, …

Staff (2022-06-18). U.S. military in Europe and NATO "synchronized" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. European CommandJune 10, 2022 USEUCOM, NATO Staff Talks Reinforce Collaboration and Synchronization U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe leaders met this week for staff talks, reinforcing the strong collaboration and synchronization between the two organizations.During this critical time, our ability to align and synchronize our efforts has never been more …

HEAT (2022-06-18). A Juneteenth Message from HEAT, SF City College Students, Faculty, and Supporters. indybay.org Juneteenth is partly about the right to a free public education and that is being destroyed at SF City College. Fighting the 80 billionaires in SF is part of the fight for free public education for all.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Iran Building New Underground Nuclear Facility in Response to Israeli Attacks. news.antiwar.com The New York Times reported on Thursday that US and Israeli intelligence officials The report said that attacking the new facility would require the largest bunker-busting bomb the US has in its arsenal, which Israel doesn't possess. But US officials said they weren't "especially alarmed" about the facility since construction will take years to complete. | The Times report…

_____ (2022-06-18). The Lethality Of Washington's Global Monroe Doctrine. popularresistance.org This past week, as part of its policy to dominate the American hemisphere, the United States government organised the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. US President Joe Biden made it clear early on that three countries in the hemisphere (Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela) would not be invited to the event, claiming that they are not democracies. At the same time, Biden was reportedly planning an upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia — a self-described theocracy. Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador questioned the legitimacy of Biden's exclusionary stance, and so Mexico, Bolivia, and Honduras refuse…

_____ (2022-06-18). What Made Bruno And Dom Targets? popularresistance.org The disappearances of indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips echo like a tragic cry for help from the Amazon rain forest and its original inhabitants. Today, everyone knows that there, in that pile of leaves that you can see on Google Maps, where the Vale do Javari Indigenous Reserve is located (the second largest in Brazil), two heroes gave up their individual lives to defend the collective lives which are destroyed daily by mining, gold, agribusiness, drug trafficking, predatory fishing and even by religious missionaries — unscrupulous defenders of a god of death. | Bruno Per…

Amarynth (2022-06-18). Meanwhile at the White House. thesaker.is No comment …

Amarynth (2022-06-18). President Putin: St Petersburg International Economic Forum Plenary session. thesaker.is Ed Note: This transcript is not fully complete but we post it because of the renewed DDoS attacks on Russian infrastructure. When it is complete, we will do an update.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-18). Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/ OSCE, Weaponized, not Neutral. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Editor2 (2022-06-18). Haiti's Cup of Tears is Filled to the Brim. orinocotribune.com By Berthony Dupont &#1 ; Jun 14, 2022 | After so many years of fear, lack of the imagination, and heinous crimes beyond human comprehension, the Haitian people have almost forgotten what it is to be proud of their country. | Instead, they feel abandoned, humiliated, and depressed by their impoverished nation, with its underpaid, overexploited workers and precarious peasantry. Haiti no longer knows how to attract tourists or produce food for export or even to feed itself. Its infrastructure and social services are practically non-existent. Even its hallowed, bustling public squares, once filled with flirting coupl…

Editor (2022-06-18). Notes on a mask-less world. mronline.org Mask-lessness is becoming contagious and normalised in a world that is far from "normal".

Editor (2022-06-18). The necessity of ecosocialist degrowth. mronline.org We need degrowth in industries ranging from armaments and advertising to fast fashion and fossil fuels, together with a dramatic reduction in consumption of the richest 1% who are responsible for 15% of emissions.

Editor (2022-06-18). The truth never mattered at Guantánamo. mronline.org The deceit and lies and cover-ups of the worst moments in post-9/11 history have created an endless stage of hypocrisy for all the world to see.

Editor (2022-06-18). How Our Consumption is Killing Poor Kids in Los Angeles. scheerpost.com By Joshua Frank / CounterPunch It's a gorgeous evening in San Pedro, California. I'm standing on the outskirts of a Little League ballpark that sits atop a knoll overlooking the sprawling Port of Los Angeles and the arching Vincent St. Thomas Bridge. Below is a sea of shipping containers, stacked high like Lego blocks, forming …

Staff (2022-06-18). Pentagon inspects Bulgarian military outpost. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. European CommandJune 10, 2022 USEUCOM Visit Highlights Value of U.S.-Bulgaria Security Cooperation Senior U.S. European Command leaders visited Bulgaria to discuss current and future security cooperation with Bulgarian defense leaders this week. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward "Hertz" Vaughan, USEUCOM's deputy director for security cooperation, policy, partnering and space capabilities, and a team …

Roger D. Harris (2022-06-18). Summit of the Americas Flops While Workers Summit Exposes Cracks in the Imperial Faàßade. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris &#1 ; Jun 15, 2022 | Valentín, the man next to us in line as we made our way across the international border, asked what we had been doing in Tijuana. We had been at the Valentín, who had been born in Mexico and spent most of his working…

Staff (2022-06-18). Iran's tourism sees 40% growth: govt. spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi, in a tweet, said that Iran's tourism saw a 40 percent growth in 2021.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What drowning doesn't look like. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Wide reports of a lifeguard shortage around the nation mean many public swimming pools and beaches may be closed for the summer. Without trained lifeguards on duty, water safety becomes an issue especially for children. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician says drowning happens quickly and quietly so make sure children are always supervised by an attentive adult. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0FH9b1LiwY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 10) is in the…

BEDO (2022-06-18). Thursday 6/16: Climate Grief & Eco-Anxiety Workshop. indybay.org Online workship…

____ (2022-06-18). Fire breaks out in Shanghai's petrochemical firm. ecns.cn A fire broke out at a petrochemical enterprise in China's Shanghai early on Saturday, the company said on its Weibo account.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: LGBTQ community faces barriers to care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LGBTQ people can face specific health concerns related to their gender incongruence, sexual orientation, practices and social stigma. People in the LGBTQ community often experience barriers to accessing health care and preventive services, which can result in disparities in both cancer risk and treatment. "Many of those disparities are rooted in stigma and discrimination that have really historically been an issue for this population," says Dr. Jewel Kling, chair of the Women's Health Center at…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Tips for severe weather planning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Hurricane season is underway, and above-normal activity is predicted this year. As COVID-19 is still a concern, there may be added stress when it comes to ensuring safety from severe weather and the spread of infection. Being properly prepared with medical supplies, and food and water, can help ensure personal safety and well-being. "Past experiences show it can take one storm to have an impact, so it is important to make a plan for you and…

Staff (2022-06-18). Iran makes history at IHF Youth Beach Handball World C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iran made history by booking a place in the 2022 IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship semifinals.

____ (2022-06-18). Cradle of Civilization: Niuheliang Site. ecns.cn The Niuheliang site lies on a mountain ridge bordering Jianping county and Lingyuan city in Chaoyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province. The site dates back to between 5, 0 and 5,000 years ago, a time period in the late Neolithic era and defined by Chinese archaeologists as the Hongshan Culture.

Staff (2022-06-18). F14 fighter jet crashes in Isfahan: Iran Army (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — An F14 fighter jet crashed in Isfahan, central Iran on Saturday due to a technical defect.

_____ (2022-06-18). Home Secretary Signs Assange Extradition Order. popularresistance.org British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Friday signed an extradition order to send Julian Assange to stand trial in America. | WikiLeaks called it a "dark day for press freedom" and said "the decision will be appealed." The extradition order landed on Patel's desk after the U.K. Supreme Court refused to hear Assange's appeal against a High Court victory for the United States. | The U.S. had appealed a magistrate court's decision in January last year not to extradite Assange because it would be oppressive to do so based on Assange's health and the dire conditions of U.S. solitary confinement. The High Court decided…

Richard Heinberg (2022-06-18). Oil Crisis! Surging Inflation! Is This the 1970s Again? commondreams.org If our problems now were on the same scale as they were then, we would have a much better chance of solving them.

____ (2022-06-18). China's renewable energy capacity expands in first five months. ecns.cn China's installed capacity of renewable energy registered double-digit growth in the first five months of the year as the country strived to reach its carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). 6-14-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Men's health. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Men are twice as likely to wait more than two years between doctor visits. Almost 20% of men admit to going to the doctor just so a loved one will stop bothering them about it. Waiting can also cause medical issues that could have been avoided if caught early, avoiding any last second emergency situations. With this being Men's Health Awareness Week, and Father's Day around the corner, Mayo Clinic urologists Tobias Kohler, M.D., and Jeffrey Karnes, M.D., discussed…

Nayvin Gordon (2022-06-18). Aliens Tried to Save Planet Loco (A parable). indybay.org Global Warming, the human-animal and aliens–a parable…

____ (2022-06-18). Chinese scientists identify genes for more heat-tolerant rice. ecns.cn Chinese scientists found two genes in rice that can make the staple crop more heat-resistant, providing a new way for breeding highly thermotolerant crops.

____ (2022-06-18). Chinese president addresses 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended and addressed the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in virtual format upon invitation.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-18). Colombia to hold elections without any ceasefires. colombiareports.com Colombia's second round of elections will be held on Sunday without any ceasefires between the military and illegal armed groups. Guerrilla groups ELN and the Southeastern Bloc did announce a…

Staff (2022-06-18). Aminzadeh wins golds at 2022 Asia Oceania Open Championships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Ahmad Aminzadeh from Iran claimed two gold medals at the 2022 Asia Oceania Open Para Powerlifting Championships on Saturday.

Staff (2022-06-18). Detention of Asadollah Assadi in Germany against intl. law. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — A senior Iranian judicial official has described the arrest and imprisonment of Iranian national Asadollah Assadi in Germany as in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Anonymous811 (2022-06-18). Crisis In Ecuador: Social Protests Stop Oil Production. southfront.org Leonidas Isa | Ecuador constantly faces a variety of problems, which is quite typical for a country in Latin America. This time, the most unique and urgent issues are the energy and social ones; these problems are not something new for Ecuador but are quite commonplace. In Ecuador, oil wells have recently stopped working. There have been these precedents before. The second problem is the Indian issue, which the government has not been able to solve for decades. | The main oil company of Ecuador, PetroOriental, said that…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-18). Democracy, General Strikes & Fascism At AFL-CIO With Van Deusen Pres Vermont AFL-CIO. indybay.org Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen reports on the refusal of the AFL-CIO Executive Council to allow his state's resolution for democracy in the AFL-CIO with direct election of the national officers by the rank and file as well as preparing for a general strike against any attempted coup or insurrection.

Staff (2022-06-18). US forces deploy air-defense system to air base in Erbil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — A security source revealed on Saturday that US forces have deployed an air defense missile system at their Al-Harir Air Base in the Erbil region in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Catherine Crockett (2022-06-18). Saturday 6/25: Reimagining Public Safety: Success Stories. indybay.org Monterey Peace and Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA 93955 | (between Sonoma Ave. and Hamilton Ave.)…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-18). Northern Syria Chaos: Turkish-Backed Al-Shamiya Launches Large Attack On Ahrar Al-Sham Over HTS Ties (Video). southfront.org On June 18, the al-Shamiya Front launched a large-scale attack on key positions of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement in the…

Staff (2022-06-18). Children of Zanjan sing 'Hello Commander' song. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — People of Zanjan gathered to perform the epic song themed with generational support for the Islamic Revolution dubbed "Salam Farmandeh" or "Hello Commander."

____ (2022-06-18). WTO members agree on key issues at ministerial conference. ecns.cn The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) closed Friday at dawn at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

____ (2022-06-18). China refutes U.S. ambassador's remarks over anti-epidemic policy. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday refuted remarks by U.S. ambassador to China Nicholas Burns concerning China's dynamic zero-COVID approach.

Ian Vandewalker (2022-06-18). Big Money Behind 'Big Lie' Insurrection Now Flowing Into Midterm Election. commondreams.org Big donors who supported the insurrection and the election denial that inspired it are spending to influence this year's races.

Staff (2022-06-18). Thousands of Afghan refugees return home each day: Taliban. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — According to the Information and Culture Department in Nimroz, thousands of Afghan refugees return to Afghanistan from Iran on a daily basis.

Jay Denhart-Lillard (2022-06-18). Saturday 6/18: Join Us For The San Jose Team Hope 10K Timed Run And 5K Walk. indybay.org Campbell Park, at East Campbell and Gilman Avenue…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Patients, Executive Director Highlighted in American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Disparities Progress Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Association for Cancer Research today released its Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022. The publication aims to raise awareness of the enormous toll that cancer exacts on racial and ethnic minorities and other diverse and medically underserved populations in the United States while highlighting areas of recent progress in reducing cancer health disparities. The report also provides specific recommendations for achieving health equity, a fundamental human right for all people regardless…

____ (2022-06-18). 1 killed in Shanghai petrochemical company fire. ecns.cn One person was killed after a fire broke out at a petrochemical enterprise in China's Shanghai early on Saturday, the company said.

____ (2022-06-18). World's first railway loop line circling a desert put into operation. ecns.cn The Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region commenced operation on Thursday.

US Gov; C-Span; Common Cause (2022-06-18). Tuesday 6/21: January 6th Hearings Day 4 (livestream & analysis). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Staff (2022-06-18). Fidel: Vilma no se inmutaba ante peligro alguno (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En el aniversario 15 del fallecimiento de Vilma Espín, Cubadebate y el sitio Fidel Soldado de las Ideas recuerdan fotos y fragmentos de la reflexión que escribiera Fidel Castro, "Las luchas de Vilma" al momento de su muerte.

____ (2022-06-18). Butterfly dragonfly spotted in Jiangxi. ecns.cn A butterfly dragonfly rests on a lotus flower at a Park in Jiujiang city, east China's Jiangxi Province, June 17, 2022.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-18). Rockets Hit Turkish Base In Northern Iraq In Response To Recent Deadly Strikes (Photos). southfront.org Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. © Umit Bektas / Reuters | Late on June 17, a rocket attack targeted a key base of the Turkish military in the outskirts of the town of Zaylkan in Bashiqa district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. | The Turkish base was targeted with at least five Grad 122 mm rockets. At least two of the rockets landed near the base. However, no casualties or mat…

Tamara Nassar (2022-06-18). Biden hopes to preside over Israel-Saudi wedding. electronicintifada.net US leader's visit to Saudi Arabia will be first since murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

____ (2022-06-18). WTO secures unprecedented package of trade outcomes at Ministerial Conference. ecns.cn As the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) closed at dawn on Friday, multilaterally negotiated outcomes on a series of key trade initiatives have been secured.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to expect with COVID-19 vaccinations for youngest kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could grant emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccination for the youngest kids later this month. Pfizer asked the agency to review data and authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years.If the FDA committee recommends authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will still need to sign off on the vaccinations before they would go into the littlest of arms. Watch: The Mayo…

____ (2022-06-18). 60 pct of CEOs worldwide expect recession: survey. ecns.cn More than 60 percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) globally expect a recession in their primary region of operations in the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey released Friday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Study finds few COVID-19 patients get rebound symptoms after Paxlovid treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers studied the outcomes of 483 high-risk patients treated for COVID-19 with a five-day oral regimen of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, together marketed as Paxlovid. Only a handful developed COVID-19 rebound symptoms, and the researchers say more studies are needed to determine why. Overall, the treatment benefited everyone in the study. All recovered, including the patients who developed rebound symptoms, which were generally mild. The findings appear in the journal Clinical…

Staff (2022-06-18). Iran's Farzad bags gold at Asian para-cycling c'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The Asian para-cycling championship in India began Saturday and the Iranian para cyclist, Behrouz Farzad won a gold medal in the 1 km individual pursuit men underway in New Delhi.

Amarynth (2022-06-18). Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's interview with the BBC TV channel, St Petersburg, June 16, 2022. thesaker.is Ed Note: This transcript is not complete and we will issue an update when it is completed. We post it now because of the renewed DDoS attacks on Russian infrastructure.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-18). CA State Parks Commission considers one of the most endangered historic sites in America. indybay.org California State Park and Recreation Commission may visit one of the most endangered historic preservation sites in America. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Gold Mining District represents "hidden figures" from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. As the Nation celebrates Juneteenth Freedom, California State Parks regional staff continues a generational effort to erase, distort and destroy all authentic golden legacy by people of African descent during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875)…

Staff (2022-06-18). The Mahpar brand is now online! en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — E-commerce is vital to the fashion industry. Over the last few years, and mainly after the pandemic, the number of brands that have gone online dramatically increased.

____ (2022-06-18). Chinese mainland reports 11 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 11 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including five in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, four in Liaoning, and one each in Beijing and Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Staff (2022-06-18). Los Pinos y otros lugares. cubadebate.cu La referencia más remota de lo que es la Plaza Roja de La Víbora, la explanada que se abre frente al edificio del instituto preuniversitario, corresponde al 19 de abril de 1905, cuando Josefa de Armas, viuda de Tarafa, y àÅngel Justo Párraga, solicitaron al Ayuntamiento habanero la autorización pertinente para abrir una calle que podía ser Carmen o Vista Alegre.

Staff (2022-06-18). Vuelo chárter de la aerolínea World Atlantic restablece las operaciones aéreas entre Holguín y Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu Como parte del restablecimiento de las operaciones aéreas entre las provincias cubanas y Estados Unidos, un vuelo chárter de la aerolínea World Atlantic, con más de 80 pasajeros procedentes de Miami, Florida, arribó hoy al aeropuerto internacional Frank País García de Holguín. El programa de vuelos incluye dos frecuencias semanales.

LEPAIO (2022-06-18). The Israeli Histadrut, The AFL-CIO, Zionism & Labor Imperialism With Carol Lang. indybay.org The role of the Israeli Histadrut and the AFL-CIO was the focus of a presentation by CUNY professor Carol Lang. She spoke at a conference of the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations. The AFL-CIO is tied to the racist Israeli Histadrut and has blocked solidarity resolutions for Palestinian people and workers. | AFL-CIO president Liz Schuler and AFT president Randi Weingarten also met with the leadership of the Israeli Labor Party which is in the Israeli government and supported the murder of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The Israeli minister of Interior is a member of th…

Staff (2022-06-18). Unión Eléctrica pronostica afectaciones al servicio este sábado por déficit de generación. cubadebate.cu La Unión Eléctrica informó este sábado que para el horario pico se estima una disponibilidad de 2 482 MW y una demanda máxima de 2 850 MW, para un déficit de 368 MW, por lo que se pronostican afectaciones al servicio en este horario. Este viernes se afectó el servicio durante todo el día. La máxima afectación en el horario pico fue 536 MW a las 21: 40 horas.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic expert offers tips to prevent, manage headaches, from migraine to 'rebound'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX, Ariz. — Headache disorders are among the most common health problems worldwide and one of the most underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In this expert alert, neurologist Amaal Starling, M.D., a headache and migraine expert at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, offers tips to prevent and manage headache disorders, including migraine and medication-induced rebound headache. There are more than a dozen different types of headache disorders. The most common disabling…

____ (2022-06-18). China has world largest monitoring network for disease, health risk factors. ecns.cn China has established the world's largest monitoring network for disease and health risk factors, the National Health Commission said Friday.

____ (2022-06-18). China to allow more international flights. ecns.cn China's civil aviation authority said Friday that it is discussing with its counterparts in certain countries the possibility of gradually increasing international passenger flights in and out of the country.

____ (2022-06-18). China to build more national air monitoring stations. ecns.cn China plans to build eight new national atmosphere background watch stations by the end of 2025 to strengthen greenhouse gas observation, according to the country's meteorological authority.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic ranks in all 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Children's Hospitals' rankings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 children's hospital in Minnesota according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022—2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. The rankings identify the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties. Mayo Clinic Children's Center ranked as a top-performing children's hospital in all 10 of those pediatric specialties. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center is honored to continuously rank among the top children's hospitals across the…

Angela (2022-06-18). Saturday 6/18: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "My Safad" indybay.org

Editor (2022-06-18). Stella Assange: 'We Are Going to Fight This'. scheerpost.com By Joe Lauria / Julian Assange's wife and one of his lawyers on Friday vowed to fight the decision of British Home Secretary Priti Patel to sign an extradition order earlier in the day sending imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States to face trial on espionage and computer intrusion charges. | "This is the outcome that we have been concerned about for the last decade," Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson told a London press conference. "This decision is a grave threat to fr…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-06-18). Friday 6/17: Forum: Pride Month & Revolutionary LGBTQ Struggle. indybay.org In-person: 2969 Mission St, SF | Virtual: bit.ly/pride-means-resist

Roberto J De Lapuente (2022-06-18). The definitive end of the commons as we know it. indybay.org What we are witnessing is the end of the polity as we know it. The ultimate extinction of public spirit. Parallel societies will remain. We will probably have to live with division. And die.

Staff (2022-06-18). Washington always resorts to lies to cover up its defeats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian President's special envoy for Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Qomi has responded to former US Secretary of State's remarks, saying that Washington always resorts to lies to cover up its defeats.

Staff (2022-06-18). Iraqi PM must reveal report on anti-terror commanders case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — An Iraqi lawmaker urged prime minister Al-Kadhimi's government to reveal the report on the results of the investigation into the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis as soon as possible.

____ (2022-06-18). China has 3,013 higher education institutions. ecns.cn There were 3,013 higher education institutions across China as of , according to the country's latest list of colleges and universities unveiled Friday.

Staff (2022-06-18). Saudi attacks on Yemen's Saada leaves several killed, injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — News sources on Friday night reported that 2 people were killed and one other was injured in Saudi attacks on the Yemeni Saada province.

____ (2022-06-18). British home secretary approves Assange's U.S. extradition. ecns.cn British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, the Home Office confirmed on Friday."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

____ (2022-06-18). China always stands on the side of peace and justice: Chinese FM. ecns.cn

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Importance of skin checks for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One out of 5 people in the U.S. will develop a form of skin cancer, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. For people with darker skin tones, incidence of late-stage skin cancer is rising. Dr. Naiara Sbroggio Barbosa (Nie-e-ARE-ah Bar-BOH-sah), a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how people with darker skin tones can protect themselves from skin cancer. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wu5tIo2qISc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the…

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-18). Wednesday 6/15: U.S. Congressional Briefing w/ Tesitmony by Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online event…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Ask the Mayo Mom: Ear tubes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An ear infection is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Because ear infections often clear up on their own, treatment may begin with managing pain and monitoring the problem. Sometimes, antibiotics are used to clear the infection. Some people are prone to having multiple ear infections. This can cause hearing…

____ (2022-06-18). Beijing cuts off bar-linked COVID-19 transmission chain. ecns.cn Beijing has virtually cut off the transmission chain of a COVID-19 cluster related to a bar, and the epidemic situation in the city is improving, local authorities said Saturday.

Victoria Torres (2022-06-18). UK Home Secretary Approves Extradition of Julian Assange to the US. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 17, the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, Priti Patel approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange to the United States, where he potentially faces a 175-year sentence under the draconian Espionage Act. |

| Assange has been accused of 18 charges in the US, of which 17 are associated with espionage. He has been accused of publishing on WikiLeaks large amounts of confidential US military documents and diplomatic cables which, according to the US, have put lives at risk. However, the US authorities have not been able to provide evidence of a single US perso…

Staff (2022-06-18). Comienza hoy edición 74 del Memorial Barrientos de atletismo. cubadebate.cu La edición 74 del Memorial Barrientos de atletismo, correspondiente al año 2022, comenzará este sábado en el Estadio Panamericano, de La Habana, con una extensa jornada competitiva que incluirá la discusión de más de 20 finales. Sin celebrase desde el 2019 a causa de la pandemia, ese evento que honra la memoria del otrora destacado velocista José Barrientos.

Richard Eskow (2022-06-18). US For-Profit Health System Is a Mass Killer. commondreams.org We could stop murdering our own population en masse by adopting a single-payer healthcare.

Staff (2022-06-18). Fire at Shanghai petrochemical complex kills at least one. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — A huge fire broke out Saturday at the headquarters of a petrochemical facility in southeast Shanghai and at least one person died.

Alliance for Justice w (2022-06-18). Thursday 7/7: 'Presumed Guilty: How SCOTUS Empowered Police & Subverted Civil Rights' Book Talk w/ AFJ. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-06-18). Blast in Afghanistan's Helmand leaves causalities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — After the explosions and heavy gunfire were reported in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, local Afghan sources reported a new blast in Helmand province.

____ (2022-06-18). Xinjiang expands investment in energy sector. ecns.cn Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China has been expanding investment in the energy sector in a bid to reinforce its status as a key energy base of the country.

____ (2022-06-18). Eastern Chinese city sees rise in China-Europe freight train trips. ecns.cn Loaded with automobiles and auto parts, a China-Europe freight train departed on Friday from Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, heading for Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Institute of Contemporary Art San José (2022-06-18). Thursday 6/23: Artists in Conversation about Climate Change w/ ICA SJ. indybay.org Panel discussion online via Zoom | Art Exhibit Location: Institute of Contemporary Art SJ, 560 South 1st Street, San José, CA 95113…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, which is observed Tuesday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion year-round. The roles that voluntary blood donations play in saving lives is a special focus of this year's campaign. Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Daily…

____ (2022-06-18). China sees progress in stabilizing employment. ecns.cn China is steadily carrying out measures to keep jobs stable and has helped 1.96 million unemployed people return to the workforce in the first five months of the year, an official said Friday.

____ (2022-06-18). China restores over half of its desertified land. ecns.cn China has restored over half of its manageable desertified land over the past decade, making great strides in addressing desertification, according to the country's forestry authority.

____ (2022-06-18). New findings at China's Sanxingdui Ruins stun archaeologists. ecns.cn Archaeologists have recently made some stunning discoveries at the famed Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China's Sichuan Province. A treasure trove of exquisite bronze, gold and jade wares, including at least 10 bronzewares unearthed for the first time in the history of human civilization, have been excavated at the site.

Staff (2022-06-18). Díaz-Canel visita central termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara de la Serna en Santa Cruz del Norte. cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, llegó esta mañana a la Central Termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, ubicada en Santa Cruz del Norte. Con esta visita Díaz-Canel continúa su recorrido por las plantas de Cuba, que atraviesan una compleja situación, con averías y déficits diarios en la generación. El mandatario estuvo este viernes en Renté, Felton y Nuevitas.

John Bachtell (2022-06-18). Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism. peoplesworld.org Tens of thousands are descending on Washington, D.C. for the historic, multiracial "Moral March on Washington and to the Polls." The march occurs during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battle to preserve and extend U.S. constitutional democracy. The march, called by the Poor People's Campaign, aims to mobilize the nation's 140 million Black, …

Staff (2022-06-18). Ship carrying 3k machete, axes seized in Genaveh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The commander of the border guards in Iran's southern province of Bushehr announced the seizure of a cargo ship carrying 3600 smuggled improvised weapons in Bandar Genaveh on the Persian Gulf on Saturday.

Frank Hammer (2022-06-18). Open Letter To Labor Notes About Relationship To US NED Funded AFL-CIO "Solidarity Center" indybay.org Retired UAW Local 909 president Frank Hammer challenges Labor Notes about their relationship with the US NED funded "Solidarity Center" in Mexico and the US. The AFL-CIO International Departmen AIFLD t was involved in the attack and murder of Mexico City Ford workers yet Labor Notes has refused to cover this issue and the fact that the "Solidarity Center" is now receiving $75 million a year from the National Endowment for Democracy which was set up by the US government and CIA.

Staff (2022-06-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on June 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, June 18.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-18). Israel Strikes Military Positions In Gaza Following Rocket Attack On Ashkelon (Videos). southfront.org Israeli Air Force Squadron 190 AH-64A Peten, 27 June 2013, Taken by Oren Rozen, Via Wikimedia. | On June 18, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a series of strikes on positions of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas Movement, in the Gaza Strip. | The strikes were a response to a rocket attack targeted the town of Ashkelon. Palestinian fighters launched a single rocket at the Israeli town, which is located some ten kilometers to the north of Gaza, in the early morning…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-06-18). Saturday 6/18: Pride Month Film Screening: MAJOR! (2015). indybay.org In-person: 2969 Mission St, SF | Virtual: bit.ly/major-sf

Staff (2022-06-18). Iran attends 27th TAFISA World Congress. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Afshin Mollaei, president of Iran's Sports for All Federation along with sports officials has participated in the 27th TAFISA World Congress.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Consumer Health: Men's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Men's Health Month, and Men's Health Week will be observed June 13—19, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to men's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for men in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for…

Staff (2022-06-18). Colombia Presidential Candidate Rodolfo Hernández's Miami Yacht Party Sparks Scandal. orinocotribune.com Just days before the second round of the presidential elections in Colombia, a Colombian media outlet released images and video of an exotic party in which Rodolfo Hernández, the candidate of the League of Anti-corruption Governors, participated, with a number of businessmen and several young women on a yacht in Miami. The images generated controversy not only due to the attitude of the candidate, but also because the luxurious party was paid for by the US Pharmaceutical company Pfizer, interested in expanding its business in Colombia. | The images were revealed by the Colombian outlet Cambio which cited a confid…

____ (2022-06-18). 1st Kazakhstan-Turkey transit train arrives in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey rail transit train, carrying a containerized sulfur cargo of Kazakhstan, has arrived in Iran from Incheh Borun Border on Friday morning and will soon arrive in Tehran.

Staff (2022-06-18). President Raeisi's visit to southeast Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi paid a visit to southeast of the Tehran Province on Saturday as part of his regular visits to provinces to listen to people and follow up on the implementation of government projects.

Michael Lyon (2022-06-18). Tuesday 6/21: Saving Laguna Honda. indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/89052368997?pwd=VU5LTk… | Meeting ID: 890 5236 8997 | Passcode: 227727 | One tap mobile +16699009128,,89052368997#,,,,*227727#…

____ (2022-06-18). China subsidizes over 69 mln people in accessing basic medical insurance in Q1. ecns.cn China's healthcare security authorities have subsidized 69.33 million people to incorporate them into the country's basic medical insurance scheme during the first quarter of this year.

Disability Rights California (2022-06-18). Thursday 6/16: What to Do When You've Been Discriminated Against w/ Disability Rights CA. indybay.org Online webinar w/ Live Caption and ASL available…

Martin Williams (2022-06-18). UK Extradition of Assange Makes Mockery of 'World Press Freedom Day'. commondreams.org Journalism is under attack—yet MPs will line up on Tuesday to pay lip service to 'World Press Freedom Day.'

____ (2022-06-18). Beijing's Fengtai railway station to reopen after expansion. ecns.cn BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) — Beijing Fengtai Railway Station, the Chinese capital's oldest, is set to resume services on June 20 after a four-year reconstruction.Once reopened, the station will serve as the terminal for multiple arterial train lines in China, such as the Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway and Beijing-Kowloon Railway, said the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd., the country's railway operator.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-18). Mayo Clinic expert speaks of significance of Lyme disease uptick. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lyme disease has infected more than 14% of the world's population, according to a new study. "It's significant," says Dr. Bobbi Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. "If you look at the numbers and how it breaks down in regions across the United States, in some areas, that exceeds 50% seropositivity. That means people are walking around with antibodies in their blood that are detectable. That shows they've been exposed to Lyme disease at some…

____ (2022-06-18). State-owned companies backbones of China's high-quality growth: official. ecns.cn China's state-owned companies have become backbones in the country's pursuit of high-quality economic development over the past decade, an official said Friday.

Staff (2022-06-18). Qué trae la prensa cubana, sábado 18 de junio de 2022. cubadebate.cu

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-06-18). Thursday 6/23: Pride Month Film Screening: Pride (2014). indybay.org In-person: 2969 Mission St, SF | Virtual: bit.ly/pride-sf

Staff (2022-06-18). Ana Gloria Matos: La mujer que vela por los obreros en Felton. cubadebate.cu Ana Gloria Matos es la mujer que vela porque nada "malo" le pase a los obreros de la empresa de mantenimiento a centrales eléctricas. Es una de las encargadas de seguridad y salud del trabajo en la termoeléctrica "Lidio Ramón Pérez", de Felton y lleva 33 años en estas lides de aportar en las reparaciones de centrales eléctricas.

Ralph Nader (2022-06-18). The US Senate Is the Bipartisan Graveyard of Democracy. commondreams.org What some dare call the "world's greatest deliberative body" is really the "world's most pompously unproductive legislative chamber."

SisterSong, BFF,, multiple partners (2022-06-18). Saturday 6/18: Black Bodies, Black Power: Abortion Access Rally & March on SCOTUS (livestream). indybay.org Protest at SCOTUS livestream; Take action from anywhere!

____ (2022-06-18). China's auto exports in May hit monthly high this year. ecns.cn China's automobile exports surged 73 percent month on month in May, hitting a record high for 2022, industry data showed.

Staff (2022-06-18). Tell the ADL: your lies will never silence the movement for Palestinian liberation. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is an endorser of the following petition, launched by Jews for Palestinian Right of Return. SIGN THE PETITION: www.change.org/p/tell-the-adl-your-lies-… To add an organizational endorsement, please send a message to jfpror@gmail.com We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn the Anti-Defamation League's recent slanderous attack on the movement for Palestinian liberation. At the organization's Virtual National …

____ (2022-06-18). Xi underscores improved capability in fighting corruption to ensure full victory. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, urged coordinated improvement to guarantee that officials do not have the audacity, opportunity, or desire to engage in corruption.

____ (2022-06-18). Chinese ambassador calls for further deepening China-New Zealand friendship. ecns.cn Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wang Xiaolong called here Saturday for carrying forward the spirit of Rewi Alley to further deepen the friendship between China and New Zealand and their peoples.

Staff (2022-06-17). Post-WWII shift: invoking Russia, Japan moves to NATO-level military spending. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsJune 16, 2022 Japan ruling party vows to boost nation's defense in election pledges Japan's ruling party pledged Thursday ahead of a House of Councillors election to "fundamentally" reinforce the country's defense capability and increase relevant spending in the next five years, as Russia's war against Ukraine has raised calls for a more robust …

Amarynth (2022-06-17). Pro-Ukrainian, but Anti-Nazi. thesaker.is By Batiushka for the Saker Blog I have noticed that there are a few reviewers of the Special Operation in the Ukraine who seem to support it only because they…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-17). Ukraine Bombarded Donetsk, Including Bombing a Maternity Hospital, then Claimed Russia(n) Did It/ By Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net Eva K Bartlett 37K subscribers SUBSCRIBE On June 13, Ukraine unleashed a torrent of bombing all over Donetsk city, killing six civilians, including one child, and injuring tens more. My article on this: ingaza.wordpress.com/2022/06/… The Ukrainian shelling began late morning, resumed in the afternoon, and continued heavily for another two hours in the evening, a …

Staff (2022-06-17). Japan-S. Korea, Finland-Sweden: NATO moves against Russia, China in East and West. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TimeJune 16, 2022 Japan and South Korea's Attendance at the Upcoming NATO Summit Could Worsen Global Tensions As the military conflict in Ukraine bogs down on a slice of the embattled nation's eastern and southern periphery, the geopolitical shift sparked by Russia's Feb. 24 invasion keeps gaining new ground. This week, it emerged that the …

Staff (2022-06-17). New Australian PM: "I'm going to NATO as a priority" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersJune 17, 2022 Australia PM to attend NATO summit Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday said he would attend "an important" NATO meeting in Madrid at the end of the month as the United States-led alliance looks to further strengthen its ties in the wake of Russia's war in Ukraine. Australia, one of the …

Editor (2022-06-17). Noam Chomsky: In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out. scheerpost.com [ By David Barsamian: Let's head into the most obvious nightmare of this moment, the war in Ukraine and its effects globally. But first a little background. Let's start with President George H.W. Bush's assurance to then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not move…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). In Video: Russian Cruise Missiles Smash Into Military Target In Ukraine's Mykolaiv. southfront.org On June 17, Russian cruise missiles hit a high-value target of Kiev forces near the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. | Ukrainian sources shared footage of the powerful strike which saw at least two cruise missiles impacting the target at the same time. Some sources alleged that the target was an airfield near Mykolaiv where the Ukrainian Air Force was keeping two of its Mig-29 fighter jets. However, this is yet to be confirmed the by the Russian Ministry of Defense. | The cruise missil…

Anonymous767 (2022-06-17). War In Ukraine Day 114: Defense Of Kyiv's Forces Trapped In Severodonetsk Crumbles. southfront.org Severodonetsk | The defense of Kyiv's garrison trapped in the industrial area of the town of Severodonetsk is crumbling under strikes of Russian forces. | On June 17, LPR media center reported that parts of Kyiv's units there already started to surrender."During the conduct of a special military operation on the territory of the Azot enterprise in the city of Severodonetsk, indeed, some Ukrainian troops made the right decision and began to surrender," LPR media quoted Alexander Marochko as saying. | Pro-Kyiv tro…

Amarynth (2022-06-17). Ukrainian government plans book banning on massive scale. thesaker.is By David Walsh www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/06/15/ooyj… In an interview with the Kyiv-based Interfax news agency in late May, Oleksandra Koval, director of the Ukrainian Book Institute (UBI), estimated that more than…

Leo V. (2022-06-17). Ramzan Kadyrov Reads a Poem about Ukraine. thesaker.is t.me/RKadyrov_95/2289 Posted on Kadyrov's Telegram channel on June 10, 2022. Translated by Leo V. My sidenote: If I had to name this poem, it would be NaàØve –£–∫—Ä–∞—ó–Ω–∞ Ukraine,…

Editor (2022-06-17). Glenn Greenwald : Joe Biden's Submissive — and Highly Revealing — Embrace of Saudi Despots. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack | Then-Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (2nd R) welcomes then-US Vice President Joe Biden (C) at the Riyadh airbase on October 27, 2011, upon his arrival in the Saudi capital with a US official delegation to offer condolences to the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz following the death of his brother, Crown Prince Sultan. AFP PHOTO/STR (Credit: AFP via Getty Images) | In 2018, President Trump issued

Maxyyjones (2022-06-17). Glenn Greenwald: The UK's Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK's Freedom Lectures Are a Farce. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack | People protest with t-shirts and easter eggs at Largo di Torre Argentina to demand Julian Assange's freedom against extradition, on April 11, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati &#1 ; Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) | The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assangewas extended and escalated on Friday morning.The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.'s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thous…

Vijay Prashad (2022-06-17). The lethality of Washington's Global Monroe Doctrine: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org This past week, as part of its policy to dominate the American hemisphere, the United States government organised the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. U.S. President Joe Biden made it clear early on that three countries in the hemisphere (Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela) would not be invited to the event, claiming that they are not democracies.

Editor2 (2022-06-17). Bolivia: Coup President Añez Sentenced as a Usurper. orinocotribune.com Former Bolivian senator Jeanine Añez will serve a ten-year prison sentence for overthrowing the constitutional government on November 12th, 2019, the court ruled late Friday evening in the case of Golpe de Estado II. | The right-wing strategy had been to drag out the legal proceedings for as long as possible. In the last week of the trial, Añez was turning off her zoom camera, leaving her seat regularly without asking the court permission, and falling asleep because, she said, she was "very tired." Her family promises to take the "persecution" of the former Senator to the highest international tribunals. | On the…

Staff (2022-06-17). Baltic: NATO holds unprecedented air combat drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 16, 2022 NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem controls largest BALTOPS air play From June 5 to 17, fourteen NATO Allies and Partners Finland and Sweden are participating in the multinational maritime-focused annual exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). NATO's Northern Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) staff ensure control of participating aircraft. *** "This …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO allies working actively to accommodate Turkey's diktat: Stoltenberg. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJune 17, 2022 'NATO allies working actively to address Turkey's concerns' NATO allies take Turkey's "legitimate concerns" related to the fight against terrorism seriously in the context of Sweden's and Finland's membership applications, the security bloc's chief said Thursday, assuring that alliance members are working "actively to find a solution." Speaking at a news …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO HQ: Lithuania, Poland designated to groom Georgia for absorption into bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseJune 17, 2022 The Minister of Defense of Georgia met with his Lithuanian and Polish counterparts at the NATO Headquarters Within the framework of the NATO Defense Ministerial, the Minister of Defense of Georgia, who is paying a visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, continues bilateral meetings. Juansher Burchuladze met with the …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO HQ: Poland to more than double army, calls for increased NATO military spending. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish News AgencyJune 16, 2022 Poland advocates for bigger Nato budget Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's defence minister, presented his country's stance at a meeting with his Nato peers in Brussels on Thursday. "…Poland advocated for increasing the Nato budget in undertakings that we will finance together," Blaszczak went on to say. *** Poland has recently revealed …

Staff (2022-06-17). World's 6th-largest military, 10th-largest economy: S. Korea can shift global balance of forces to NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com HankyorehJune 17, 2022 A weighty NATO summit invitation in the hands of president joking about inexperience Special "partner nations" have been invited to the NATO summit to be held in Madrid, Spain, from June 29-30. In addition to the leaders of the 30 NATO member states, the leaders of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New …

Richard Eskow (2022-06-17). For a Nice Guy, Mitt Romney Sure Is Mean About Social Security. commondreams.org For a man who cultivates such politesse, the senator acts like—dare I say it?—an asshole.

Staff (2022-06-17). Morocco backed by NATO states, with Turkish drones: Algeria dragged into worsening Western Sahara conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The HinduJune 14, 2022 The Western Sahara dispute and why Algeria-Spain ties have soured ==== Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Bayraktars And Harops: Is Morocco A Rising Drone Power? ==== Morocco has controlled the disputed Western Sahara territory for decades while the Polisario Front comprised of indigenous people continues …

_____ (2022-06-17). Governments Must Break Big Pharma-WTO Stranglehold On Medicine. popularresistance.org By acting on behalf of pharmaceutical interests and blocking WTO removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers to global vaccines, tests, and treatment access, the European Union, Switzerland and United Kingdom have betrayed the billions of people worldwide who still need access to lifesaving vaccines, medications, and diagnostics. In failing to deliver on a vaccine waiver for which it announced support and blocking the inclusion of treatments and tests, the United States has also turned its back on a planet desperate for the COVID pandemic to end. | The failure to temporarily waive the WTO's Agreement on Trade-…

Fight Back (2022-06-17). Cryptocurrency meltdown topples digital asset businesses. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – With Bitcoin now down 70% from its record price in April of 2021, businesses based on cryptocurrencies have started to fold. The latest victim was Celsius, a crypto "bank" which stopped withdrawals from its accounts on Sunday, June 12. Celsius had more than $20 billion in assets at its peak in August 2021, drawing investors with yields of more than 18%. But Celsius is looking more and more like a high-tech Ponzi scheme that only lasted as long as new investors kept buying in. | The collapse of Celsius followed the collapse of the "stablecoin" Terra just last month. "Stablecoins" are digital currenc…

Alec Connon (2022-06-17). The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Wall Street's Climate Promises. commondreams.org Within three months of the IEA's announcement, Citi, Chase, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley helped facilitate $36 billion in financing to the corporations most rapidly opening new oil and gas fields, including Exxon-Mobil, Aramco, and BP.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-17). Report: US Secretly Reviews and Approves Many Israeli Airstrikes in Syria. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Israel has been secretly coordinating with the US on many of its airstrikes in Syria, and senior officials at US Central Command have reviewed and approved many plans in recent years. Israel frequently bombs Syria and frames the operations as strikes against Iran or Hezbollah, although …

Jason Ditz (2022-06-17). Drones Attack US-Backed Syrian Rebels at US Base. news.antiwar.com A spokesman for Maghawit al-Thawra, a US-backed rebel group, reports they were attacked with drone strikes overnight on Wednesday, Maghawit al-Thawra was The group is not sure who…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-17). Farmers in NE Syria Struggling Due to US-Backed Kurds' Ban on Wheat Sales. news.antiwar.com Syrian farmers have been struggling in the northeast province of al-Hasakah due to a drought and a ban on wheat sales to government-controlled areas of the territory imposed by US-backed Kurdish authorities. "Foreign intervention by the US and its allies, and the drought have put the farmers in trouble, and they face obstacles to selling …

Jason Ditz (2022-06-17). Iraq's Sadr Withdraws From Political Process. news.antiwar.com Iraqi cleric and influential political leader Moqtada al-Sadr has followed up last weekend's resignation of all 73 Sadrist MPs by announcing Sadr says the move is meant to avoid involvement with corrupt politicians, and added that his movement would boycott the next election if those corrupt groups participate. | He didn't name them directly, but is almost certainly referring to the State of Law bloc, a rival Shi'ite group whose very suggestio…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-17). Biden Attempts to Downplay Plans to Meet MbS in Saudi Arabia. news.antiwar.com On Friday, President Biden Biden made the comments when asked how he will handle the Saudi killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he visits Saudi Arabia next month. "The same way I've been handling it," he told reporters. | "I'm not going to meet with MBS. I'm going…

_____ (2022-06-17). How Serbians Provoked Violence To Push Regime Change. popularresistance.org When Serbia's government was overthrown in 2000, it was the first example of a successful US-backed neoliberal color revolution. | The tactics used in this regime-change operation were subsequently repeated in countries around the world. | Journalist Brian Mier spoke with Serbian activist Ivan Zlatiƒá, a member of the presidency of the Party of the Radical Left, about this foundational experience. | Zlatiƒá explained how regime-change operatives intentionally "provoke violence" and then capitalize on the response of the government to discredit it and demand that it be toppled. "Serbia was…

_____ (2022-06-17). Land Grabs And The Propaganda Of Conservation. popularresistance.org Amid the unprecedented global ecological crisis, Africa still supports one quarter of the world's biodiversity and the largest assemblages of megafauna. Indigenous Africans of the rangelands, desert, and forests have always protected their fauna and flora. Land where they exercise traditional rights has proven to be central for global biodiversity conservation. But today they are facing the threat of a colossal land grab by Western conservation agencies, and their corporate and state allies, who advocate to double the coverage of protected areas around the world by setting aside 30 percent of terrestrial cover fo…

_____ (2022-06-17). No COINTELPRO In Washington DC. popularresistance.org The DC government is deploying COINTELPRO like tactics against organizations and individuals fighting to protect and expand our rights. Of course, this is not news to those who have been engaged in political work here for any amount of time, but now, thanks to one local organizer, there is proof. | Suspecting she was being surveilled by the Metro Police Department (MPD), April Goggans of Black Lives Matter DC (BLMDC) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the documents the DC government had on her. After years of hiding, stalling and lying by MPD, April took the request to court. The most important…

_____ (2022-06-17). Summit Of The Americas Flops While Workers Summit Exposes Cracks In Imperial Faàßade. popularresistance.org Valentín, the man next to us in line as we made our way across the international border, asked what we had been doing in Tijuana. We had been at the Workers Summit of the Americas, organized as an alternative to Biden's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Our summit was as a place where countries besieged by and barred from the US could participate and was held in cooperation with a kindred counter-summit in Los Angeles. | Valentín, who had been born in Mexico and spent most of his working life in the United States, had seen the border from both perspectives. He commented about Biden's summit that although the…

_____ (2022-06-17). The Persistent Myth Of Radicalization. popularresistance.org You've seen the story in the media. A kid stumbles across fringe ideas online, gets involved with the wrong crowd, and ends up in the headlines for committing some act of violence. These stories follow a familiar arc. The only problem? For every person that follows this trajectory, many more will adopt fringe ideas and never commit violence. And for every hard-core idealogue that commits violence, there are people drawn to the violence, not the ideology. Following reprehensible acts of white supremacist violence, lawmakers are understandably grasping for solutions. But reliance on outdated radicalization theory e…

Editor (2022-06-17). ExxonMobil responds to Biden's call for increased oil production. mronline.org ExxonMobil responded to the US President by urging his administration to enact emergency measures.

Editor (2022-06-17). New Bill that passed House reinvokes old Russian bogeyman as pretext for more U.S. intervention in Africa. mronline.org Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era…

Editor (2022-06-17). Nicolás Maduro's Eurasian tour is a victory lap for the Bolivarian Revolution. mronline.org In a major turn toward re-engagement, Maduro has announced increased ties with states in North Africa, West Asia and beyond.

Editor (2022-06-17). Nine World leaders hold trigger to nuclear war. mronline.org As our world spirals toward the catastrophe of nuclear war, there has never been a greater need for a new global balancing, a rejection of great power, war, exploitation, and aggression.

Editor (2022-06-17). Craig McNamara Reveals the Truth Behind the Lies of His Father, Robert McNamara. scheerpost.com Craig McNamara. [Malika Lewis] | Click to subscribe on: Thousands of words have been penned about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, including by McNamara in his 1996 autobiograph…

Editor (2022-06-17). MBS and Putin: Why Talk to One and Not the Other? scheerpost.com By Daniel Warner / CounterPunch President Biden is confronted with two decisions: The first is whether to go to Saudi Arabia this summer to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to try to persuade him to increase his country's oil output. The second is whether to speak directly with Vladimir Putin to try …

Editor (2022-06-17). U.S. Senate &#1 ; From Partisan (GOP) Swamp to a Bipartisan Graveyard for Democracy. scheerpost.com By Ralph Nader Since January 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed 412 bills (See: Congress.gov) and sent them to the Senate. Unfortunately, the Senate hasn't acted. "What?" you say, "don't the Democrats control both Chambers of Congress?" Sure, by the barest of margins. Handcuffed by the filibuster, a Senate rule (not a federal law) …

Editors (2022-06-17). UK Government Approves Extraditing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Same Country that "Plotted to Assassinate" Him. covertactionmagazine.com UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Assange faces …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-06-17). Helen Zia on Vincent Chin Legacy, Alec Karakatsanis on Chesa Boudin Recall. fair.org Vincent Chin (1955-1982) | This week on CounterSpin: The New York Times didn't address the brutal 1982 murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin until 1983, in response to ongoing protest centered in Detroit's Asian-American community, about the killing and the lack of justice—at which point the paper ran a

Matt Sedlar (2022-06-17). Private Equity Funds' Claims of Strong Performance Are Based on a Mirage. cepr.net Investors should not be fooled by the myth that private equity investments provided outsized returns over the last 13 years.

Maxbrichta (2022-06-17). If Poverty Is a Moral Issue, Then the U.S. Is Bankrupt. scheerpost.com By Sonali Kolhatkar / Newspaper headlines are warning of

Maxyyjones (2022-06-17). A January 6th Spectacle Won't Save Democracy. scheerpost.com By Nolan Higdon / Original to ScheerPost | The televised hearings on the events of January 6, 2021 (January 6th) on the alleged insurrection at the Capitol after the 2020 election illustrates the sclerotic state of American politics and news media. It occurs at a time when

Misión Verdad (2022-06-17). Emtrasur Flight in Argentina: Another Attempt by Media to Poison Political Relations. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad &#1 ; June 16, 2022 | Since June 8, an event has shocked the Argentine press, encouraged by the opposition to the government of Alberto Fernández, and by certain local Israeli organizations. These forces have used the grounding of a Venezuelan flight to justify an attack, not only on the current Peronist administration of Argentina, but also on the key geopolitical targets of Venezuela and Iran. | The retention of a Boeing 747, with Venezuelan registration YV3531, is causing a series of reactions that are linked to politics and international relations in Argentina, and that have little to do with…

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2022-06-17). Mumia Abu-Jamal: When the Empire Calls. orinocotribune.com By Mumia Abu-Jamal &#1 ; Jun 6, 2022 | The following message from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal was prepared for the Workers' Summit in Tijuana, Mexico, June 10-12, which is being held in response to President Joe Biden's Summit of the Americas. | My brothers, sisters and comrades in Tijuana, I welcome you, delegates of the excluded. People from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and beyond. | Many of you come from poor nations, countries with relatively low GDP, like Cuba, for example, which has a GDP roughly equal to Ghana. As I write from the richest nation on earth, I have to add that I also write from a nation…

Staff (2022-06-17). Ahead of F-35s, Romania to buy 32 F-16s from Norway. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Xinhua News AgencyJune 16, 2022 Romania to buy 32 used F-16 jets from Norway The Romanian government is set to buy 32 second-hand F-16 aircraft from Norway, with a draft law approved on Thursday. The planes will be delivered in condition to operate for at least 10 years, during the transition period to the 5th …

Ron Ridenour (2022-06-17). Does Iceland Set Benchmark for Peaceful and Politically Engaged People? covertactionmagazine.com CAM Correspondent Ron Ridenour Gives an Insider Perspective on the Pristine Island-Nation Part I of II Contradictions in human behavior …

Staff (2022-06-17). Are We Witnessing a Preventive Coup in Colombia? orinocotribune.com Editorial note: In addition to alerts about a preventive coup coming from Colombia, and clearly explained by James Jordan, along with evidence of the political and military hierarchy of Colombia attempting to prevent a new possible government led by Gustavo Petro, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) chief, General Laura Richardson, traveled to Panama on June 15. As part of her tour, a visit to the border with Colombia, in the Darien jungle, was scheduled. Many Panamanian social movements condemned her visit as a direct intervention in Colombian elections. | By James Patrick Jordan &#1 ; Jun 16, 2022 | Activists from…

Staff (2022-06-17). Russian Mir Payment System to be Operational in Venezuela this Year. orinocotribune.com According to information that the president of the Central Bank of Venezuelan, Calixto José Ortega Sánchez, shared with Sputnik News, Venezuelan officials expect the Russian Mir payment system to be operational in the South American country as early as this year. | "We have the will for this system to be working this year if possible. I think that the most important thing is to have the will, that is what at this moment is determining the speed with which the project is being reviewed," said Ortega Sánchez during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). | He specified that tomorrow, on Friday, Jun…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). US Deployed Military Equipment At Syria's Al-Tanf After Russian Airstrikes: Monitoring Group. southfront.org The US-led coalition had deployed addition military equipment at its garrison in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on June 17. | According to the London-based monitoring group, a convoy of five trucks loaded with logistic supplies and military equipment entered al-Tanf garrison coming from Jordan late on June 16. The convoy was escorted by four armored vehicles. | The equipment were deployed just hours after a series of Russian airstrikes t…

Trevor Timm (2022-06-17). All People Who Believe in Press Freedoms Must Condemn the Extradition of Julian Assange. commondreams.org Biden's Justice Department is ignoring the dire warnings of virtually every major civil liberties and human rights organization in the country.

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2022-06-17). The Cure for the Next Pandemic: Medicare for All. commondreams.org Universal healthcare would lead to a healthier population, more capable of withstanding the impacts of the next pandemic.

John Bachtell (2022-06-17). In Democratic states, climate justice victories push toward net zero carbon. peoplesworld.org Despite fierce efforts by fossil fuel corporations and Congressional Republicans to block President Joe Biden's environmental agenda, climate policies embedded in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, executive orders, and action by the Environmental Protection Agency are advancing progress toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions. In addition, Biden froze tariffs on imported panels and, at …

Robert Brownlee (2022-06-17). No bus cuts: Texas union members unite to fight transit privatization. peoplesworld.org DENTON, Texas—Public transit advocates, union members, and bus drivers have banded together in this Dallas suburb to defend bus routes and union jobs from closure by a local government seeking to cut and replace the service with privatized "microtransit" rides. The activists' campaign, No Bus Cuts Denton, emphasized at a rally on June 9 that …

Aidan Smith (2022-06-17). The Big Tech Antitrust Battle Is A Fight For Democracy. commondreams.org There's a serious possibility that Big Tech's scorched Earth campaign to stop anything akin to real industry oversight or reform will end up working.

Amarynth (2022-06-17). After 77 Years Of US Occupation, Half Of Japanese Girls Deformed. thesaker.is by Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog The Island Nation Of Japan Is A Model Colony Of The US Empire of Sanctions [And Lies]. Their Media Keep Silent About…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Four Killed In New Turkish Drone Strike On Northern Iraq (Videos). southfront.org On June 17, a Turkish combat drone targeted a vehicle in the outskirts of the town of Kalar in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | In a statement, the Directorate General of Counter Terrorism in Kurdistan said that the drone strike destroyed the vehicle, an SUV, killing four people who were aboard it. A fifth passenger survived the strike with light wounds and was taken to a nearby hospital. | According to the security directorate, the casualties were members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK…

Holly Sheppard (2022-06-17). The Heat: UN Sustainable Development Goals. america.cgtn.com Sustainable development impacts all of our lives. Yet according the United Nations Secretary-General progress is in peril.

Lucrecia Franco (2022-06-17). Marine life impacted by presence of microplastics. america.cgtn.com The presence of microplastics has been an environmental concern for decades. Scientists recently discovered them circulating in human blood. In Rio de Janeiro, scientists have found a much higher concentration of microplastics than expected in sea creatures, including those in a protected area off …

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Advanced Israeli Surveillance Blimp Fell In Gaza Strip (Video). southfront.org A SKYSTAR 330 tactical aerostat taking off. Source: RT Aerostats Systems. | On June 17, a tactical surveillance aerostat of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) crashed in the northern part of the Palestinian Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the IDF denied that the aerostat was shot down by Palestinian factions. The army added that there is no fear of a major intelligence leak. | Palestinian activists shared footage showing the wreckage of the aerostat, which crashed near the city of Beit Hanoun. The aerostat was i…

Mary Dickson (2022-06-17). What I Know About Human Life as a Nuclear Downwinder. commondreams.org A government that knowingly harms its own citizens must be held accountable. Our lives are worth more than civilization-ending weapons.

Dan Williams (2022-06-17). Bryce Weiler working to inspire and help others with disabilities. america.cgtn.com Sports often provide moments that inspire us all, be it incredible athletic achievements or success against the odds in the face of adversity. The story of American Bryce Weiler falls into the second category and he is also working hard to help others achieve their …

Anonymous765 (2022-06-17). Frontlines In Syria Are On Fire. southfront.org |

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-17). 'Sad Day for Western Democracy': Chomsky, Ellsberg, Others Denounce Assange Extradition. commondreams.org "The U.K.'s decision to extradite Julian Assange to the nation that plotted to assassinate him—the nation that wants to imprison him for 175 years for publishing truthful information in the public interest—is an abomination."

Amarynth (2022-06-17). Andrei Martyanov: Adam Smith With Harpoons. thesaker.is Please visit Andrei's website: smoothiex12.blogspot.com/ and support him here: www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60459185

____ (2022-06-17). Kiev Was About Fixing VSU Forces. It Was Recon In Force. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Douglas MacGregor gets it (Larry also got it early), Kiev was a feint. I and Vladimir (and Wera) also talked today about Douglas MacGregor, in a very positive way. I also spoke about Larry in our Russian stream today. Also, in a very positive way. Again, Military Art is called such for a reason–it is art.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-17). Imperial research translation gets £6.5m boost. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has been awarded close to £6.5 million in UK government funding to accelerate the impact of research.

PAI (2022-06-17). Anti-union Philadelphia Museum of Art bosses fire workers, eliminate pay—for years. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA (PAI)—Between the coronavirus pandemic and bosses' implacable opposition to recognizing and bargaining with the union their workers want, some of Adam Rizzo's colleagues at the Philadelphia Museum of Art haven't seen a regular weekly paycheck—or one above the level of fast-food workers—for three years. And that combination, in the workers' fight for a fair …

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-17). Amid 'Heightened' Fears of Nuclear War, Dem Lawmakers Urge US to Join Arms Summit. commondreams.org "The United States has a—sadly—unique perspective on the human consequences of the production, testing, and use of nuclear weapons," the four lawmakers assert.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-17). Witness: Trump's pressure on Pence to steal election part of 'war against democracy'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In gritty detail, witnesses, including the former chief lawyer for Donald Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, and evidence told lawmakers and the public how Trump and his team schemed to have Pence steal the 2020 election for him on Jan. 6, 2021. The plan involved Pence returning contested electoral votes to key swing states which …

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Israel Threatened To Bomb Syrian President's Palace — Report. southfront.org Syrian President Bashar Assad. FILE IMAGE: Michael Klimentiev/TASS | Israel has warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad that one of his palaces would be targeted if he continued to allow Iranian weapon transfers through his country, Saudi Elaph reported on June 13. | According to online news outlet, a senior Israeli official said that Israel is preparing for operations deep inside Syria, without informing Russia. However, the source noted that Russia was alerted before recent Israeli airstrikes on the country. | The…

Nancy J. Altman (2022-06-17). Beware of Republicans Trying to Cut Your Social Security Benefits. commondreams.org Republican efforts to hide their desire to cut benefits were on full display at last week's Senate Budget Committee hearing on Social Security.

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-06-17). Salvadorans remain cautious to embrace Bitcoin. america.cgtn.com The global cryptocurrency crash has seen Bitcoin and other alt-coins lose half or more of their value from the highs seen last year. You would think that would be sounding alarm bells in El Salvador, the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Outside …

____ (2022-06-17). PolitWera, Vladimir and Me. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Actually, Wera decided this time to upload the video to UTube. So, those who are not afraid of dipping in the profane intricacies of Russian slang, you are welcome))I know some browsers do provide English Closed Caption.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Russia Is Trying To Convince SDF To Join Syrian Army: Lavrentiev. southfront.org Russia had warned Turkey that a new military operation in Syria could push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to establish an independent state, Special Russian Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said during an interview RIA Novosti. | In the interview, which was published on June 17, Lavrentiev said Turkey would struggle with an independent Kurdish state on its border for the long term."We told our Turkish colleagues that this may lead to an increase in separatist se…

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-06-17). California's Palm Springs expected to face more days with extreme heat. america.cgtn.com Palm Springs, often referred to as California's playground for the wealthy, could become uninhabitable by the end of the century, as the number of extreme heat days is projected to increase as much as 1 percent. One meteorologist said the increasing frequency and intensity …

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-17). Instead of Facing Ban, AR-15 Maker Unveils New, Easier to Hide Pistol Version. commondreams.org "Assuming these people are serious about using these guns to make some sort of armed patriotic 'statement,' I hope no one is surprised when the next horrific event hits the news," said one gun control advocate.

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-06-17). California town angers residents with tourism plans. america.cgtn.com The U.S. state of California has been facing one of its worst mega-droughts in recent history. But a popular desert town, Palm Springs, known for art festivals and golf resorts, is planning to attract more visitors by building at least four large artificial surf …

Julia Conley (2022-06-17). Climate Summit Ends in 'Unconscionable' Failure as Rich Nations Turn Backs on Poorest. commondreams.org "We have had enough of you offering crumbs with one hand while you starve the world with the other," said one campaigner. "Your empty words cannot fill our stomachs or protect our homelands."

Mickey Gallagher (2022-06-17). Gay baseball star Glenn Burke: What could have been, except for… peoplesworld.org On Friday, June 17, the Oakland A's will hold their second annual "Glenn Burke Pride Night." The A's were the first major league baseball team to hold a "Pride Night" recognizing Burke as a transformational figure in the struggle for equal rights for the LGBTQ community. (The Los Angeles Dodgers, the first team he played …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-16). Zelensky Forces Committing War Crimes as Policy. marktaliano.net via Eva Bartlett: READ MORE: Ukraine Targeting Civilians in Donetsk War reporter says Ukraine bombs its own population in Donbas area &#1 ; Revolution 3.0 (revoluciontrespuntocero.mx) Mariupol Residents Accuse Ukraine Of Firing On Civilians/ Report by Patrick Lancaster…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). US Biowarfare: Fever-Carrying Mosquitoes Studied in Ukrainian Labs May Have Been Used Against Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com The Russian Defence Ministry earlier reported discovering files in seized bio laboratories in Ukraine which indicated that scientists were carrying out tests on dangerous pathogens with the presumed intent to use them as components in biological weapons. The ministry said these laboratories were funded by the US for over a decade. The Ukrainian biological laboratories…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). Russian Ops in Ukraine (June 16, 2022): West Sends Arms, Russia Still Gaining Ground. libya360.wordpress.com Update for Russian Military Operations in Ukraine for June 16, 2022 &#1 ; Russian forces continue to gain ground in the Donbas; &#1 ; Russia also gains ground outside Kharkov; &#1 ; Western media covers up Ukrainian shelling of civilian targets in Donetsk; &#1 ; The flood of Western weapons continues, but limitations are manifesting themselves; &#1 ; Harpoon anti-ship…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). US Tested Neuromodulators on Socially Vulnerable Ukrainians. libya360.wordpress.com Employees of the lab in the village of Sorokovka in Kharkov region tested highly active neuromodulators that caused irreversible damage to the central nervous system as part of the US military bio programme, Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense of the Russian Armed Forces, said. Sorokovka hosted a…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-16). Ukrainian Boxer Holds Nazi Flag While Accepting Medal/ Jimmy Dore Show. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). The Trend Toward a Multipolar World is Defined by Class Struggle. libya360.wordpress.com Danny Haiphong These edited remarks were given by the author at an event held on June 11th by Friends of Socialist China titled The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism's Global War on Multipolarity. The emerging multipolar world is the result of struggles for national sovereignty and self-determination, which are connected with the world wide class struggle….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). Why Does the United States Have a Military Base in Ghana? libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad U.S. soldiers train for "jungle warfare" in Ghana. An interview with Kwesi Pratt Jr., a journalist and leader of the Socialist Movement of Ghana In April 2018, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said that Ghana has "not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the…

____ (2022-06-16). Denis Pushilin And Kharkov. Larry On NATO Support. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I don't have the link yet, but yesterday Denis Pushilin, the Head of Donetsk PR has been heard as saying that Kharkov and all of Kharkov Oblast need to be liberated. Pushilin is a very noticeable figure as, for now at least, the Head of independent and recognized by Russia DPR, but also, de facto a fully integrated Russia's political figure now. Very important at that and fully coordinated with Kremlin. So, when figure of such prominence speaks aloud on such matters then we should pay attention. This matters in so far as our assumptions on territorial goals of SMO are concerned. Now, three EU stooges talking abou…

Dean Baker (2022-06-16). Will CNN Put Donald Trump Back in the White House? cepr.net The network's coverage of the economy has been inflation, inflation, inflation 24-7. But inflation is not the whole story of the economy. We also have unemployment that is near 50-year low. That is a really big deal, because the vast majority of families work for most of their income.

Fight Back (2022-06-16). Philippines: "Terrorist designation" of Ka Louie et al is outrageous. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 15 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). | The improperly named "Anti-Terrorism Council" today announced that it issued a resolution last May 25 (Resolution No. 31) which "designated" the former chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Ka Louie Jalandoni and five other people being associated with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as "terrorist individuals." | The Party and the revolutionary movement firmly denounces the ATC for…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). Are We Witnessing a Preemptive Coup in Colombia? libya360.wordpress.com James Patrick Jordan Activists from Colombia's major cities are being rounded up and detained as part of "Plan Democracy", a strategy described by Jorge Luís Vargas Valencia, General Director of the Colombian National Police, at a June 14, 2022 press conference. Vargas said that police were being put in a "maximum state of alert," because…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). Ecuador: CONAIE and Unions to Maintain National Strike. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News CONAIE President Leonidas Iza addresses indigenous movement bases after being released from police and military custody. June 15, 2022. Mobilizations will continue and key roads remain blocked as the indefinite Ecuador-wide protests against the neoliberal policies of Guillermo Lasso's administration head into a fourth day. Security forces have been unsuccessful in trying to lift 24…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-06-16). Various Alleged Instigators of Capitol Riot Finally Indicted For Sedition but Questions Remain About Government Infiltration and Incitement. covertactionmagazine.com Leaders of the far-right Proud Boys group, including its national chairman, Enrique Tarrio, have been charged with seditious conspiracy for …

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-16). Why Colombia got nervous about violence after elections. colombiareports.com Colombia's government is intimidating critics amid fears that its failure to guarantee free and fair elections could revive social unrest on Sunday. President Ivan Duque said Tuesday that "the security…

____ (2022-06-16). It Is Becoming A Nauseaiting Repetitive Tune. smoothiex12.blogspot.com As of lately. First, Time magazine throws in such a headline:

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-16). Imperial academic makes the case for just transition to electric vehicles. imperial.ac.uk With the UK's ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, an Imperial Forum event explored the ways to transition to electric vehicles.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-16). Duque obstructed peace in Colombia 'deliberately'. colombiareports.com The government of outgoing President Ivan Duque deliberately destroyed Colombia's peace process, according to more than 275 NGOs. In a report, the NGOs said that "the current government deliberately took…

Jim Spellman (2022-06-16). FDA approves COVID vaccine for youngest children. america.cgtn.com COVID cases are leveling off in the U.S., following a spring surge. And there is hope for the latest group that children ages 6 months to 5 years may be able to get vaccine soon.

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