Author Archives: Admin

2020-06-02: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-03). CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela. mronline.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-03). Not a riot — REBELLION! workers.org June 1 — A militant, youth-led uprising, ignited by police terror, has swept across the United States like wildfire, and is now entering its second week. Even Trump's proudly declaring himself the "law-and-order" president by threatening the presence of federal troops in many cities — and the present catastrophic COVID-19 . . . |

G. Dunkel (2020-06-03). Big banks profit from COVID-19 as food, shelter, even water at risk for millions. workers.org On top of COVID-19, another epidemic — one of growing hunger, evictions and foreclosures — now looms over millions of poor people in the United States. They are disproportionately Indigenous, African Americans, Latinx and other people of color. Many live far from big population centers. From March to the end . . . |

Deirdre Griswold (2020-06-03). Trump, WHO, the pandemic and big pharma. workers.org Smack in the middle of the biggest pandemic in a century, President Donald Trump has announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization. One would expect Trump's decree to bring an outcry from all the people here who specialize in public health. That's happening, but it's not . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-03). The murder of George Floyd is normal in an abnormal society. mronline.org There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of U.S. history.

Workers World Philadelphia bureau (2020-06-03). WW photographer targeted by police. workers.org On June 1, while taking photos at a Justice for George Floyd march in Philadelphia, Joe Piette, whose photographs appear frequently in the pages of Workers World was intentionally targeted by police. This is one of many reports of journalists, including photographers and camera crews covering the George Floyd protests, . . . |

Fight Back (2020-06-03). Tanker truck plows into protesters on I-35W bridge, no charges filed. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis MN — The driver who drove his tanker truck in the large demonstration on the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, was released from custody today, June 2, after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman failed to press charges. | Horn blaring, the tanker was driven into the crowd at a high speed. Police quickly arrived and attacked protesters. | There are persistent reports of injuries with many eyewitnesses expressing amazement that no one was killed. | Freeman, who has been the target of many protests, also failed to bring charges against the three cops who were accomplices in the murder of Geor…

Lee Camp (2020-06-02). Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind. mintpressnews.com Just a few facts will change everything you think you know about American police, writes Lee Camp, with pictures by Eleanor Goldfield from the streets of downtown Washington.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-02). Exponentially Rising Hunger in America. globalresearch.ca How is it possible that anyone could go hungry in the world's richest country? | The scourge of neoliberal indifference toward public welfare caused the disturbing reality. | It's the American way, supported by both right wings of the one-party state — …

Zoe PC (2020-06-02). One year after taking charge, Nayib Bukele faces severe criticism for handling of COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org Salvadoran president's first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets…

John Pilger (2020-06-02). The Forgotten Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally'. mintpressnews.com On November 11, 1975, Gough Whitlam, then Prime Minister of Australia, was to inform Parliament about the secret CIA presence in his country, by day's end, he was out of a job.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-06-02). DC On Fire: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com — US government prioritizes ordinary Americans over the desires of wealthy sociopaths. | — Derek Chauvin charged with second-degree murder immediately after murdering someone, because that's what you're supposed to do. | — Everything's cool. | — We're all still talking about Tiger King. | ~ | "The people are angry about police violence. What should we do?" | 'Hmm… have we tried using police violence?' | "Yeah! It just made them angrier!" | 'Must not be violent enough. Let's try military violence.' | ~ | Mainstream America is being made more and more aware of the vast chasm of difference betw…

Andre Vltchek (2020-06-02). "The World Cannot Breathe!" Squashed by the U.S. — A Country Built on Genocide and Slavery. globalresearch.ca More than two centuries of lies are now getting exposed. Bizarre tales about freedom and democracy are collapsing like houses of cards. | One man's death triggers an avalanche of rage in those who for years, decades and centuries, have been …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-02). Combat Troops Coming to US Streets? globalresearch.ca In his book titled "The Psychology Science (1966)," psychologist Abraham Maslow said the following: | "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." | Others made similar …

Staff (2020-06-02). Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-02). Will Italy be the Next Country to Leave EU? globalresearch.ca On May 27, the political movement Italia Libera submitted a constitutional bill to the Supreme Court of Cassation demanding a referendum for Italy to leave the EU. After years of discussions, the foundation stone was laid for Italians to debate …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-06-02). An Unavoidable Recognition of Failure: Trump's Withdrawal From Afghanistan. counterpunch.org In October 2001 I was standing on a hilltop 40 miles north of Kabul watching US aircraft bomb the Taliban front line. The night sky was lit up with the flash of explosions and the sparkle of ineffectual anti-aircraft fire. It was fairly obvious who was going to come out the winner. A few weeks

David Rovics (2020-06-02). Who's Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why? dissidentvoice.org The corporate media and corporate politicians are paralyzed with indecision. Which fake myth do we adhere to? "Black people burning down their own neighborhoods" or "outside agitators"? What if it's both, and more…? Media coverage of the past few days and nights of the multiracial uprising that is currently taking place in various forms in …

Eds. (2020-06-02). 'The U.S. vs China: Asia's New Cold War?' by Jude Woodward reviewed by Sean Ledwith. mronline.org The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has slammed into the global system with almost the same impact we might expect from an asteroid strike. All aspects of economic, cultural and political activity on the planet have been devastated and disrupted in ways that seemed unimaginable just a few months ago.

Lucy Cruz (2020-06-02). The Bronx is burning again: COVID-19's impact on New York's most underserved district. workers.org COVID-19 continues to rage on as an international pandemic months after the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China. Never to be outdone, the U.S. now has the most virus cases worldwide, with a staggering death toll of over 100,000 people. This is despite the U.S. hoarding the lion's share of the . . . |

ACLU (2020-06-02). Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality. aclu.org The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, people across the country have taken to the streets to demand racial justice and an end to police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. , , Especially in the time of COVID-19, it's important to know your rights and stay safe while protesting. In this video taken over the weekend at a protest in Brooklyn, New York, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project, sh…

Staff (2020-06-02). Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply. therealnews.com Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-02). Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuban Physicians grows across the globe. peoplesdispatch.org Cuban doctors' solidarity, once again, has gained international attention. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1,800 Cuban healthcare professionals have been sent to dozens of countries. In response to the initiative, a Nobel Peace prize campaign to honor the physicians have been gaining more support each day. | Launched by the French organization "

Fight Back (2020-06-03). Greece: "Solidarity with the Struggle of the Workers and People of USA Against Barbarism" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the influential Greek labor organization, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), that was sent to AFSCME Local 3800. | PAME, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers and the people of the United States who are on the streets of rage against barbarism and misery. | The assassination of George Floyd was another death toll in the world's richest country. Murdered either by racism or by poverty. The pain and misery of millions of poor Americans is shared by that of the thousands of Greek immigrants in USA, as well as the…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-02). Video: Who's Funding the Protest Movement? Who's Behind it? globalresearch.ca Author's Note | This interview was first published in November 2011. It focussed on the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, both of which were funded by corporate foundations. | Who is behind the protest movements in the US? | Who is behind …

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-02). Many US Journalists Arrested After New York Times Falsely Claims That Doesn't Happen In America. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | arrested a CNN reporter named Omar Jimenez the other day while he was live on air covering the protest of George Floyd's murder by police in Minneapolis. | The arrest was preceded by hours of sycophantic police-worshipping CNN coverage and followed by days of self-righteous preening by the entire corporate media machine about the crucial role of journalism in a free society, with RT (2020-06-03). 'Choose the better way': Ex-president George W. Bush offers WOKE letter in response to George Floyd's death and riots. rt.com Former President George W Bush earned establishment praise by addressing the current turmoil with platitudes about institutional racism, oppression and empathy, but some weren't quite willing to absolve the invader of Iraq. | Saying he and his wife were "anguished" over the "suffocation" of African-American George Floyd in Minnesota last week, and the "injustice and fear that suffocate our country," Bush talked about "systemic racism" and "doctrine and habits of racial superiority." | "We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised,…

RT (2020-06-03). Trump joins online tributes to veteran black officer David Dorn, 'murdered by looters' amid riots in St. Louis. rt.com The name of David Dorn, a retired police officer who was killed as he attempted to stop a burglary in St. Louis, has been trending, with netizens hailing him as a hero who fell victim to the violence that marred ongoing protests.

RT (2020-06-03). 'Prudent planning measure': Pentagon flies 1,600 active-duty troops into DC area to be on standby as protests continue. rt.com Some 1,600 soldiers have been deployed to the region around Washington, DC to manage ongoing demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, the Pentagon said, noting the troops had not yet been deployed in the city. | "Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, DC," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement, adding that the soldiers are on "heightened alert status" but "are not participating in defense support to civil authority operations." | pic.twitter.com/t9JqfZWVnY— Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox) Fight Back (2020-06-02). Solidarity with U.S. protests in India. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist). | Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) organizes demonstrations expressing solidarity with the American people fighting against racist oppression and anti-people, pro-capitalist policy of the Trump administration | Undaunted by the Corona pandemic Cadres and leaders of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) marched om the streets and organized demonstrations in the metropolises and numerous small towns throughout India voicing solidarity with struggling people of USA who have come o…

Staff (2020-06-02). Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd. therealnews.com Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mirinda Crissman (2020-06-02). Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup. workers.org Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . |

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-02). Beating Swords to Plowshares. counterpunch.org Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." — Isaiah 2: 4 I've stood with activists in

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-06-02). Global Warming is Nuclear War. counterpunch.org Thermodynamically, we have greenhouse gas-bombed out of existence the pristine biosphere and its habitable climate that first cradled and nurtured the infancy of our species 2000 centuries ago, and then fed and protected the development and growth of that fragile chimera we call "civilization," which our potentates have been proudly boasting about for at least 8,000 years. And we're still bombing, now at an ever increasing rate.

Zoltan Grossman (2020-06-02). Deploying Federal Troops in a War at Home Would Make a Bad Situation Worse. counterpunch.org Although the National Guard has often been used against civil rebellion, deploying federal military forces within the U.S. is a drastic and historically rare move. I've studied the history and geography of U.S. military interventions from the "Indian Wars" to the Middle East, and have documented only a handful of times that Army, Marines, or federalized National Guard forces have been used against U.S. citizens over the past century. For Trump to take such a profound leap would be an admission, as Gov. Walz stated, that a conflict at home is being equated to an "overseas war." Sending in soldiers trained for comb…

John Feffer (2020-06-02). Is It Time to Boycott the USA? counterpunch.org In his infinite ignorance, Donald Trump has invited world leaders to the White House for a face-to-face meeting at the end of June. Unlike the other countries in the G7, the United States has yet to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. One of the hotspots that the White House itself has identified is none

George Wuerthner (2020-06-02). The BLM's License to Destroy Sagebrush Ecosystems. counterpunch.org The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now taking comments on a massive vegetation project for the Great Basin and adjacent areas of the Colorado Plateau. The PEIS for Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration in the Great Basin (the Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration PEIS) analyzes several options for carrying out fuel reduction and rangeland

Staff (2020-06-02). The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men. therealnews.com Atlanta's Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic.

Dennis Broe (2020-06-02). Serial TV and indignities of class: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Normal People,' 'Little Fires Everywhere'. peoplesworld.org One of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is the accentuation of already exacerbated class differences. Yes, "middle-class" digital workers cheered what amounts to working-class first responders from their windows, but that did not result in increased pay for these workers performing the most dangerous tasks involving medical treatment and food supplies. Jeering from the …

Al Neal (2020-06-02). Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon. peoplesworld.org A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …

Jason Jones (2020-06-02). Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday and Sunday, Black Lives Matter held peaceful protests in downtown Indianapolis in response to the extrajudicial murders of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as Dreasjon Reed, 21, in Indianapolis. Some 1,000 demonstrated at the Indiana War Memorial, about two blocks north of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on …

C.J. Atkins (2020-06-02). Turning point: Trump threatens military rule, turns country toward fascism. peoplesworld.org Was he declaring martial law, or was he not? The vagueness of Trump's "law and order" speech Monday night was calculated to give the appearance of getting tough against those protesting the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism ingrained in U.S. policing, but he left out precise details as to exactly what he …

Staff (2020-06-02). Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide. therealnews.com An independent autopsy released by Floyd's family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-02). Illinois Gov. Pritzker, others warn of Trump's dangerous turn. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker, D-Ill., the progressive legal group Human Rights First and the pro-worker VoteVets veterans organization are all sounding alarms about GOP President Donald Trump's turn towards fascism, starting with his threats of a military takeover of U.S. cities. Pritzker was irate, saying afterwards that Trump "is strictly trying to make himself …

CP Editor (2020-06-02). Malcolm X on Being American. counterpunch.org

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-06-02). NATO returns to Libya to challenge Russia. mronline.org The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya.

The Canary (2020-06-02). Endangered species of seahorse returns to former stronghold due to lockdown. thecanary.co The endangered spiny seahorse has recolonised its former stronghold in Dorset due to the coronavirus lockdown, marine conservationists say.During one regular survey dive at Studland Bay, the Seahorse Trust found 16 seahorses including pregnant males and a juvenile that had been born this year.This is the largest number found in a single dive on the site since the charity began monitoring there in 2008.Prior to this, a seahorse had not been seen at the site for two years.Studland Bay in Dorset (Martin Keene/PA)Neil Garrick-Maidment, who founded the Seahorse Trust, puts the increase down to the reduction in people,…

The Canary (2020-06-02). MPs endure Alton Towers-style queuing as they decide lockdown voting procedure. thecanary.co Chaotic scenes emerged in the House of Commons as MPs were forced to join an Alton Towers-style queue to decide their voting method during the Covid-19 pandemic.Speaker Lindsay Hoyle and his officials were left repeatedly shouting instructions at MPs as social distancing measures required them to join a queue, keep two metres apart, walk through the Commons chamber and announce their vote.The queue stretched for several hundred metres, snaking through Westminster Hall and running to Portcullis House, the newer part of the parliamentary estate.It came as the government dropped procedures which allowed MPs to vote…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op. thecanary.co A bishop in the US has said she is "outraged" after tear gas was used to clear protesters ahead of president Donald Trump visiting a church to pose for photos while holding a bible.Thousands of protesters had gathered at Lafayette Park by the White House in Washington DC on Monday as part of demonstrations over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.Shortly before Trump made an address to the nation, police officers dispersed the peaceful crowd, firing tear gas and using flash bangs.After the president had used his speech to threaten to deploy the military if US state governors did not stop…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Prostate cancer is now the UK's most commonly diagnosed cancer. thecanary.co Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, according to new figures. | Data analysed by the charity Prostate Cancer‚ÄØUK shows prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to be the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease, with 57,192 new cases in 2018 — the most recent data available. | This comes just ahead of 57,153 breast cancer cases, 48,054 cases of lung cancer and 42,879 of bowel cancer. | Prostate Cancer‚ÄØUK said the news comes a decade earlier than previously predicted, largely due to increased awareness which has led to more men get…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US. thecanary.co Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…

pip.hinman (2020-06-02). Speaking the 'language of the unheard' is our only option. greenleft.org.au Dr. Martin Luther King | "Yeah, you're right — we should protect our Second Amendment rights,
| Because in a second a dirty cop could kick our door in at night.<...

ACLU (2020-06-02). Pride 2020 is About Resilience, and we are Resilient Together. aclu.org Pride has never been just about the parties. To the LGBTQ community, Pride is about staking our place in the world and speaking truth to power. It's about making clear that we're here, we belong, and we are resilient — resilient together., , As our Trans Justice Campaign Manager LaLa Zannell has said: "For many Black and Brown queer and trans people, gathering in person has always come with a health and safety risk — including from law enforcement, and others who feel they have the right to harm us for simply being who we are … For many of us, this is not the first pandemic that shows the injust…

Staff (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability" democracynow.org As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else," says Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Reform L.A. Jails. "Now is the time that we redirect resources back…

Staff (2020-06-02). Autopsy Reports Showing George Floyd's Death Was a Homicide Underscore Corruption & Police Impunity. democracynow.org Two autopsies have agreed George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police was a homicide. "I don't think that most of us are surprised that the county medical examiner tried to find a reason related to why George Floyd died that distanced it from law enforcement's role," says Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights attorney, activist, founder of the Racial Justice Network and former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She also discusses the local history of police accountability: "What this does is illustrates the corruption that exists within Hennepin County, where you have law enforcement wor…

Staff (2020-06-02). "A Declaration of War Against Americans": Trump Threatens to Deploy Military to Quell Protests. democracynow.org As a historic week-long uprising against police violence continues and curfews are in place across the United States, President Trump has declared himself "the president of law and order" and threatened to send thousands of heavily armed soldiers into the streets. "President Trump's speech almost amounted to a declaration of war against Americans," says Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. We also speak with William Arkin, longtime reporter on the military, who notes Trump is getting "no pushback" from Defense Department officials.

RT (2020-06-02). Top US lawmaker slams 'bully' Beijing amid tensions along India-Chinese border. rt.com US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel has accused China of "aggression" in relation to tensions along its border with India. Beijing and New Delhi said they would prefer to defuse the situation through talks. | Engel expressed concern over "the ongoing Chinese aggression" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which de facto separates Indian-controlled and Chinese-controlled parts of disputed Kashmir. | "China is demonstrating once again that it is willing to bully its neighbors rather than resolve conflicts according to international law," he said, urging Beijing to "respect norms and use d…

RT (2020-06-02). Patterns found in spiral galaxies indicate universe could be far more orderly than previously believed. rt.com An astronomer surveying data from roughly 200,000 galaxies claims to have found a veritable needle in the universal haystack — a pattern underlying the movement of the universe which could upend current models and theories. | In a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed paper, computational astronomer Lior Shamir of Kansas State University claims to have detected a pattern in the distribution of spin among the galaxies in the universe. | If he is proven correct, this would disprove assumptions that the complex and mind-bogglingly vast structures of the universe are random in nature, and would suggest that the early univ…

RT (2020-06-02). G7 is indeed outdated and out of touch, Moscow agrees with Trump, but without China it will stay that way. rt.com Moscow agrees with Donald Trump's criticism of G7 as a "very outdated" institution that does not represent "what's going on in the world," but cannot see how it can be improved without China's participation. | The US president lashed out at the group of seven major industrialized nations last week as he canceled a planned G7 summit in the US. The event was scheduled for June, but Trump said he wanted an extended meeting in September, and wanted Russia to attend. | "I'm postponing [the summit] because I don't feel, as a G7, it probably represents what's going on in the world. It's a very outdated group of count…

RT (2020-06-02). Australian PM Morrison accepts Trump's G7 invitation. rt.com Australia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. | Last week, Trump said he will be postponing the G7 summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later. He also wants to expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India. Trump called Morrison on Tuesday to extend the invitation and it was accepted, Reuters reported, citing a spokesman for the Australian prime minister. | Morrison has teamed up with the US in its tougher stance against China, Austral…

RT (2020-06-02). Suicide blast in mosque near Afghanistan's Green Zone leaves 1 dead, 3 injured. rt.com A suicide bomber has struck a mosque at the entrance to the international zone in the Afghan capital Kabul during evening prayers, killing one person and injuring at least three others. | Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed that the attacker blew himself up inside a washroom at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in the central district, next to the Green Zone — home to international offices, journalists and diplomats — at around 7: 25pm local time on Tuesday. The mosque's imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi was killed in the blast. | No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. | Kabul has recorded…

RT (2020-06-02). Taliban and Al-Qaeda retain ties despite US' Afghanistan deal, UN monitors warn. rt.com Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and Al-Qaeda remain close, despite a US-Taliban pact that Washington hoped would sever them, the independent UN sanctions monitors said. | "The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaeda during negotiations with the US and offered guarantees that it would honor their historical ties," the monitors said in a report to the UN Security Council, which was made public on Monday. | Under the February 29 US-Taliban deal that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan, the Taliban promised to prevent Al-Qaeda from usi…

RT (2020-06-02). Warring parties in Libya agree to restart ceasefire talks — UN. rt.com The United Nations' mission in Libya has said the country's warring parties have agreed to restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire, after a three-month suspension. | In a statement late on Monday, UNSMIL "welcomed" moves by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and forces backing eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar to accept "restarting negotiations on a ceasefire and the related security arrangements." | Pro-Haftar forces have been battling since April last year to seize the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognized GNA. A military commission made up of five GNA loyalists and five Haftar dele…

RT (2020-06-02). Dubai announces full reopening of malls & private businesses from Wednesday. rt.com The United Arab Emirates' business hub, Dubai, will allow the full reopening of malls and private businesses starting on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing the media office. | The authorities began easing restrictions in May, and some retail and wholesale businesses reopened, subject to social distancing, along with cinemas and gyms. | Dubai's economy, which heavily relies on retail, tourism, and hospitality, has suffered from the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak spread. | The Dubai-based Emirates airline, which flew to 157 destinations in 83 countries before the pa…

RT (2020-06-02). Czech Republic to classify states 'based on coronavirus risk' as it opens foreign travel from June 15. rt.com The Czech Republic will open up foreign travel from June 15. It also plans to introduce a system to classify other countries according to their coronavirus risk. | Prague will place 19 European states in the least-risky category under its new color-coded system. Travel to and from Britain and Sweden will be put in the riskiest category, Reuters said. | Czechs have undone most restrictions, with restaurants and hotels fully reopened on May 25. Tourism suffered as lockdown measures hit the economy. Only short-term business travelers from the EU, people in transit or students were allowed into the country. | Czec…

RT (2020-06-02). 'A visual thank you': London designer CREATES striking ornamental masks to honor key workers during Covid-19 crisis. rt.com A London-based fashion designer has used everyday items to create a striking set of decorative face masks to honor various groups of Covid-19 essential workers and the results are certainly eye-catching, if a little creepy. | In Facebook posts displaying the creations, designer Freyja Sewell said she had been looking for a way to turn her free time in lockdown into something good, and came up with the masks as a "visual thank you" to key workers. | Sewell created eight completely different colorful designs to honor the eight main groups of essential workers outlined by the UK government, including healthcare,…

RT (2020-06-02). French govt launches virus tracing app as it allows people to go to restaurants & cafes. rt.com France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks, as lockdown restrictions gradually ease. The French are able to download the StopCovid app on their Google Android devices and Apple iPhones starting Tuesday — the same day they are once again allowed to go to restaurants and cafes. | The country has become the first major European state to deploy the smartphone technology, amid a debate over privacy fears. The UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland are developing their own apps. They are using different technical protocols, raising questions about compatib…

RT (2020-06-02). Turkish authorities issue detention warrants for 118 military, security personnel over suspected Gulen links. rt.com Turkey issued detention warrants for 118 people, mostly members of the military and security forces, who are suspected of links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt. | The Istanbul prosecutor's office said Tuesday that detention warrants had been issued for 42 military and gendarmerie personnel as a result of statements by previously detained people and analyses of payphone calls. Among them, 24 officers were on active duty. | It had requested the detention of 76 military, gendarmarie personnel and civilians in a separate operation, after determining they'd used payphones to contact m…

RT (2020-06-02). 300 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases found in Wuhan, after it screens entire population. rt.com The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated, has tested almost 10 million people for Covid-19. No active cases of the disease were recorded, but 300 people were identified as asymptomatic infection carriers. | Since the launch of centralized nucleic acid testing on May 14, over 90 percent of Wuhan's population has been tested. According to the city authorities, 300 symptomless carriers were discovered and ordered to self-quarantine. | Read more | | While asympt…

RT (2020-06-02). The handheld high-intensity UV lamp that could KILL coronavirus once and for all. rt.com We may have a powerful new weapon in the war against Covid-19, as a scientific breakthrough has paved the way for personal, handheld devices that emit high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light capable of killing the coronavirus. | Chemical or UV exposure are the most common methods of sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces from bacteria and viruses. In the latter case, there need to be sufficiently high levels of UV radiation — 200 to 300 nanometers — to kill the unwanted bugs. | Such devices do exist at present, but are prohibitively expensive, use discharge lamps that contain mercury, are bulky and short…

RT (2020-06-02). Covid-19 death rates in England HIGHER among ethnic minorities — Public Health England report. rt.com Covid-19 mortality rates among BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) people in England are higher than for the white population, with black people most likely to contract the deadly disease, according to an official report. | A review of "Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19" was finally The government-led inquiry found that black people wer…

RT (2020-06-02). Five asteroids inbound THIS WEEK as 2020's relentless onslaught continues. rt.com NASA is reporting that at least five asteroids are headed towards Earth this week, adding yet another ominous threat people should watch out for. | According to NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), four of the near-Earth objects are due to fly past the planet on Tuesday, June 2. | Kicking things off will be the 108-foot wide 2020 KK7, cruising along at 34,000mph. It is due to skim past the Earth at 4: 43am EDT, at a merciful distance of roughly 319,000 miles, or just beyond the Moon. Close one. | Next up will be 2020 KD4, measuring 115 feet wide, with a velocity of almost 12,000 miles per hour,…

RT (2020-06-02). Joe Rogan jokes humanity is 'two catastrophes away from an alien invasion' as Yellowstone hit by SWARM of earthquakes. rt.com Seismic activity near Yellowstone National Park spiked over the weekend, with the US Geological Survey reporting a swarm of eleven earthquakes on Friday alone, the strongest of which measured a magnitude of 3.1. | The latest swarm follows an additional 34 quakes in the past month, all ranging in magnitude from between 1.6 to 3.1 and all roughly three miles deep. | While earthquake swarms are common enough across the continental US, each one that takes place near Yellowstone ratchets up tensions that the 'Big One' (a catastrophic earthquake that would likely destroy the western seaboard of the US and disrupt li…

RT (2020-06-02). Ming the pantless! Politician caught on VIDEO stream attending European parliament in underwear. rt.com Irish politician Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has taken video conferencing calamities to extraordinary new heights by being caught on camera attending a European Parliament committee in his underpants. | MEPs have been participating in European Parliament debates via video link due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development was plodding along at a pedestrian pace on Tuesday when all-of-a-sudden Flanagan was beamed onto the screens of everyone watching, sitting on a bed in a state of undress. | When putting his questions to the chairman the politician was seemingly unaware that t…

RT (2020-06-02). Be our guest! Russia invites Pentagon chief to take part in Victory Day parade. rt.com Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu invited US Defense Secretary Mark Esper to visit the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow. The 75th-anniversary event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | The rare invitation was made on Tuesday, when the two officials held phone talks, Russia's Defense Ministry revealed in a statement. | While the Red Square parade marking the victory over Nazi Germany is traditionally held on May 9, it has been postponed this year, owing to the coronavirus situation. Instead, the parade will be held on June 24 — the date on which the original Victory Day parade w…

RT (2020-06-02). All remaining virus restrictions in New Zealand may be removed next week — PM. rt.com New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that all remaining restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus may be lifted next week, after the country all but eliminated the virus domestically. | Ardern said New Zealand could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings would be lifted. Borders will remain closed, she said. | "Our strategy of go hard, go early has paid off… and in some cases, beyond expectations," Ardern told reporters. The cabinet will decide on June 8, earlier than the planned date of June 22. | New Zealand recorded no new ca…

RT (2020-06-02). 'Riots only help Trump': Rock legend Roger Waters slams US president but calls for peaceful protests. rt.com Denouncing the US police as "vicious" and President Donald Trump as wanting a race war, musician Roger Waters called for protesters to not fall into their trap and focus on peaceful civil disobedience. | "Trump is trying with the whole holding up the Bible thing to reinforce the idea he wants a civil war between the white supremacist Christian right and anyone willing to stand up with a baseball bat and say no," Waters told RT America on Tuesday. | While he understands that a lot of people are "desperately angry" about George Floyd or other African-Americans killed by "vicious" police all over the US, Waters b…

RT (2020-06-02). 'Understandable & more than legitimate': Germany backs 'peaceful' US protests. rt.com Berlin has voiced its support for what it calls "legitimate" and "understandable" protests that are raging across the US. Germany also expressed hope that protests don't "turn violent" — which they already have. | The support for civil unrest, sparked by the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at hands of American police, was voiced by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday. | The peaceful protests that we see in the US, involving many moving gestures, including by American police officers, are understandable and more than legitimate. | "I can only express the hope that the peaceful protests d…

RT (2020-06-02). 'We're not leaving!': Hundreds take to streets in DC in defiance of curfew order as protests rage on. rt.com Large crowds of demonstrators have gathered around various locations in Washington, DC, disregarding a curfew now in effect in the capital, as nationwide unrest over police brutality continues across dozens of cities. | Facing off with armor clad riot police and National Guardsmen outside of the White House on Tuesday, the protest has by all indications remained peaceful, following days of riots, looting and arson around the city. | With the 7pm curfew now in effect, however, protesters that remain on the streets risk arrest. | Chanting "we're not leaving!" and "f**k your curfew," many demonstrators have defie…

RT (2020-06-02). State of Minnesota files racial discrimination charges against police department over George Floyd death. rt.com Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced the state's Department of Human Rights will be investigating Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for signs of racial discrimination, following the death of George Floyd. | According to state officials, the investigation will go far beyond the death of Floyd — who was choked to death by a police officer during his detention in Minneapolis on May 25 — and look into the policies and practices of the police department for the past 10 years to "determine if the MPD has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color and ensure any such practic…

RT (2020-06-02). GCHQ propagandizing kids as young as four in secretive school 'educational' programs aimed at recruitment — report. rt.com Britain's GCHQ spy agency is running secretive "educational" programs in dozens of schools and disseminating propaganda to children as young as four years old, without the knowledge of parents, it's been revealed. | The intelligence agency is running the programs in at least 40 schools with access to 22,000 children who are potentially being spied on, according to an investigation by Declassified UK. | According to the investigative website, GCHQ officers themselves are operating in at least one of the schools and parents of the pupils involved have not been made aware of the extent of the spy agency's role in…

RT (2020-06-02). Italy's opposition parties and supporters defy social distancing rules at anti-govt rally. rt.com Opposition parties and hundreds of supporters defied Italy's social distancing rules on Tuesday, gathering for an anti-government protest in Rome. The demonstration was organized by the League, Brothers of Italy and Go Italy parties, to protest against the coalition government led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. | The event took place on the anniversary of a referendum on replacing the monarchy with a republic after the Second World War. | Protesters carried a large national flag along the Via del Corso, leading to the Piazza del Popolo in Rome's historic center. Many activists were not wearing face masks, w…

RT (2020-06-02). Philippines President Duterte suspends his move to scrap US troop deal. rt.com Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decades-old troop deployment agreement with the United States. His foreign minister on Tuesday explained the U-turn citing political and other developments in the region. | The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), which is central to one of Washington's most important alliances in Asia, was due to take effect in August. It was also Duterte's biggest move yet towards delivering on longstanding threats to downgrade ties with the Philippines' former colonial ruler, Reuters said. | Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said t…

RT (2020-06-02). German govt may swap EU travel warning for softer guidelines this week, FM Maas says. rt.com The German cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a resolution on downgrading the travel warnings currently in force for EU countries and several other associated states into softer guidelines, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. | "We are preparing a resolution for the cabinet tomorrow, which is still being agreed within the government," Maas told reporters on Tuesday. | "This week, we want to start by turning the travel warning we have for the European Union and the associated countries into travel guidelines," Reuters quoted him as saying.

Alexander Rubinstein (2020-06-02). Top Venezuelan opposition leaders blame The Grayzone and Nicolas Maduro for US uprising against police brutality. thegrayzone.com Unhinged right-wing Venezuelan opposition leaders point to Max Blumenthal's t-shirt as evidence of a devious plot by the government of…

Zero Hedge (2020-06-02). Susan Rice Goes Full Conspiracy Rant on CNN: 'Russians Behind Race Protest Mayhem!'. globalresearch.ca "This is fuxxing lunacy — conspiratorial madness of the worst kind — but it's delivered by a Serious Obama Official and a Respected Mainstream Newscaster so it's all fine," Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald

Mike Whitney (2020-06-02). Sweden's Triumph; Staying Free in a Lockdown World. globalresearch.ca Why is the media so preoccupied with Sweden? And why is the media so determined to prove that Sweden's approach to the coronavirus is wrong? Are we supposed to believe that the same MSM that promoted every bloody coup, intervention …

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-02). Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist. progressive.org On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do more?

F. William Engdahl (2020-06-02). Belt and Road: Can China's Silk Road Survive Coronavirus? globalresearch.ca China's priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a "debt …

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-02). Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca It is interesting to watch how the folks in Congress and the White House have been using the at-least- somewhat self-generated crisis over COVID-19 to serve as cover for legislation and other activities that many Americans just might object to. …

Aaron Maté (2020-06-02). US police state faces revolt as Trump expands it at home and abroad. thegrayzone.com Dr. Gerald Horne on the George Floyd protests, the black freedom struggle, and Trump's expansion of the US police state…

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-06-02). Listen to the Doctors, End the Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca Six hundred physicians recently signed a letter to President Trump calling for an end to the coronavirus lockdowns. The physicians wrote that, far from protecting public health, the lockdowns are causing "exponentially growing negative health consequences" for millions of Americans….

South Front (2020-06-02). Video: Syrian Air Force Received Batch of MIG-29 Jets From Russia. globalresearch.ca Russia has intensified its military involvement in the Syrian conflict. | On May 30, Syrian state media announced that it had received a batch of MiG-29 multirole fighters from Russia. Damascus did not provide details regarding the number of the received …

Jesse Jackson (2020-06-02). "I Can't Breathe": The Murder of George Floyd Was a Lynching in Broad Daylight. commondreams.org Demonstrators march down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, protest after the death in police custody of George Floyd on May 31. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Threatens to Send Military into Streets to Crack Down on Nationwide Uprising, Protests Spread Around the U.S. and the Globe as Autopsies Confirm George Floyd Died of Homicide, Louisville Police Chief Fired After African American Man Shot and Killed Monday, 15,000 People Attend Youth Rally in Oakland, CA; Police Continue Attacks on Protesters, Outrage After White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed 22-Year-Old James Scurlock Dodges Criminal Charge, Facebook Workers Stage Virtual "Walkout," Call Out Inaction on Trump's Posts Inciting Violence, Iranian Scientist Who Contracted COVID-19 in ICE Jail Is Deported, First…

Ali Salam (2020-06-02). Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders near Hebron. imemc.org Palestinian residents of Birayn village, south of Hebron, were informed, on Sunday, about Israel's intent to demolish five residential structures in addition to village council building, according to a local activist. Activist, Foad Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an Israeli army force invaded the village to hand demolition …

Dr. Ashok Kumbamu (2020-06-02). Save the Life of Imprisoned Indian Public Intellectuals and Social Justice Activists. globalresearch.ca Chief Justice of India | 5, Krishna Menon Marg | New Delhi, 110011 | India | .. | We, the undersigned, demand the release of public intellectuals and social justice activists, Prof. G.N. Saibaba and Varavara Rao, who are imprisoned in fabricated cases and …

teleSUR (2020-06-02). 13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide. telesurenglish.net The Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) published a study that shows that 13 percent of environmental activists are killed and another 18 percent are victims of physical violence worldwide. | RELATED: | Research reveals that citizen movements halt ecological degradation by up to 27 percent of environmental conflicts, despite the high rate of crimi…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Jax Fraternal Order of Police president threatens local teacher. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Just hours after 3500 people rallied for police accountability in downtown Jacksonville on May 30, the president of the city's police union took to Facebook and threatened a local teacher and community activist. | The target of these threats was Christina Kittle of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), who helped co-organize and lead the massive May 30 peaceful protest. Kittle also teaches middle school civics in Jacksonville, where she serves as her school's union representative. | "This is Christina Kittle, one of the organizers of the so-called peaceful protest today in Jackson…

Staff (2020-06-02). Anti-Fascist Activists Speak Out Against Trump's "Terrorist" Label. truthout.org The sight of burned police stations and looted corporate shopping centers sent right-wing media into a tailspin as protests escalated the weekend of May 29. Those media and right-wing politicians quickly concocted a narrative that deemed anti-fascists (or "antifa") the enemy of choice. The aggressive protest tactics were said to be the work of "outside agitators," a common theme used to delegitimize protests. Instead of understanding that the vast majority of protesters were taking up aggressive protests…

WSWS (2020-06-02). Julian Assange unable to attend court hearing due to illness as legal travesty continues. wsws.org Assange has a chronic lung condition and his health has been ruined by years of psychological torture and medical neglect.

Joe Giambrone (2020-06-02). State Terrorism Across America. dissidentvoice.org In a blizzard of destruction, assaults on peaceful demonstrators, provocateurs, lies, cover-ups, and fascist proclamations, America teeters at a tipping point. The murder, by police, of George Floyd, has sparked a jaw-dropping response across America. Police in many locations have behaved as instigators and perpetrators of savage violence against citizens attempting to exercise their First …

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Colombia: Senators to Debate Cuban Role in Peace Agreement. telesurenglish.net Colombian Senators Ivan Cepeda and Antonio Sanguino will lead today a political debate to analyze Cuba's role in the country's peace processes and the aggressions of Ivan Duque's Government against the Antillean nation. | RELATED: | The Senate's Second Committee debate aims to make Colombia's Government accountable for the State's international obligations in the face of the peace talks. | They will also analyze the agreements and their implementation,…

news.un (2020-06-02). Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammad-Bande. news.un.org The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy "justice and peace" wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…

WSWS (2020-06-02). New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters. wsws.org In a news conference Saturday night, de Blasio defended police who drove their cruisers into a crowd of peaceful protesters earlier that evening in Brooklyn.

VFP (2020-06-02). Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down. indybay.org Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.

_____ (2020-06-02). Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow. popularresistance.org The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…

_____ (2020-06-02). UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US. popularresistance.org The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-06-02). ACLU Demands Congressional Probe Into 'Politically-Motivated' Attack on Peaceful Protest Outside Trump White House. commondreams.org "This appears to be grossly unjustified use of a dangerous chemical weapon on protesters and raises serious human rights concerns under international law," the civil liberties group said. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Winship (2020-06-02). No Justice, No Peace, No Leader at the Top. commondreams.org

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-02). DC Bishop 'Outraged' by Trump Clearing Protests With Tear Gas and Using Bible as a Prop for Church Photo Op. commondreams.org President Donald Trump had police violently disperse peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday night so he could threaten to deploy the military to U.S. cities from the Rose Garden then walk to the nearby St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op—moves sharply condemned by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-02). To Provide Safety and Solidarity, DC Residents Open Doors to Protesting Teens Cornered by Police Crackdown. commondreams.org "I hope that they go out there today, peacefully as they did yesterday, and not blink," said Rahul Dubey, who sheltered dozens of people, "because our country needs them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). Britain says violence seen at US protests is very alarming. yenisafak.com The violence witnessed at protests in the United States sparked by the death of a black man in police custody is very alarming, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday."The violence which we're seeing is clearly very alarming … people must be allowed to protest peacefully," the spokesman said.

yenisafak (2020-06-02). YPG/PKK terror group disturbs peace in northern Syria. yenisafak.com Terror group YPG/PKK does everything to disturb peace in Operation Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019) zones in northern Syria, according to Turkish security forces, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Terrorists usually attack agricultural fields, and in the latest incident on May 26, they set fire in fields in the east of Operation Peace Spring zone.The terror group also attacked those who were trying to put out the fires, wounding two from the Syrian National Army, and a civilian.Explosives were found and destroyed after the search and sweep a…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief. yenisafak.com The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. "All lives matter, black lives also matter," Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. | He described the circumstances of the unarmed man's death as "shocking." | "All societies must remain vigilant against the excessive use of force" and ensure that people in charge of public order do not exercise their authority the way they did in the case of Fl…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-02). How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya. strategic-culture.org Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how th…

Palo Alto Report (2020-06-02). Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I. indybay.org In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. There are many more whose names should not be forgotten.

White Silence Equals White Consent (2020-06-02). Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II. indybay.org In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. Neighbors participated and shared sentiments.

Staff (2020-06-02). Demands for Trump's Removal Grow as Fascist Speech Condemned. truthout.org President Donald Trump's pledge Monday evening to deploy the full force of the U.S. military against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd — and the president's authorization of police violence against peaceful protesters to clear the way for a photo-op — amounted in the eyes of lawmakers, rights groups, and commentators to "declaration of war" against the U.S. public that must result in Trump's removal from office. | Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) characterized Trump's remarks from the Ros…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Vietnam felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker and called for bilateral relations to achieve global peace and stability.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Videos: Thousands of Protesters Defy DC Police Curfew Outside White House. sputniknews.com Thousands of protesters on Tuesday converged outside the White House to protest one day after US police violently dispersed peaceful protesters in Washington, DC, using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Danica Jorden (2020-06-02). African American Mayors and Sheriffs Stand Among George Floyd Protestors in Central North Carolina. globalresearch.ca Four years ago, Rakeem Jones was

Danica Jorden (2020-06-02). Protestors Defy Curfew as Raleigh Values Property Over Life. globalresearch.ca After a night of heavy-handed riot police response to pockets of youthful protestors in its gentrified downtown, Raleigh mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin announced an absolute curfew on Monday, June 1, 2020, starting at 8: 00 pm. Under the curfew, no one is …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-02). Anti-Racist Demonstrations Continue Despite Escalating Government Repression. globalresearch.ca When the videotaped public execution by a white Minneapolis police officer of African American George Floyd, 46, was posted in social media, a firestorm of opposition, protests and rebellion swept throughout the United States and internationally. | In just a …

Joachim Hagopian (2020-06-02). Floyd Murder Sparks Violent Protests in US — Citizens at Breaking Point with Police State Oppression? globalresearch.ca How many times are we going to see another appalling episode of racist white cops maliciously murdering another unarmed black man, before we realize this repugnant injustice fueling our anger at this point is multilayered, penetrating to the core of …

WSWS (2020-06-02). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health care workers in Argentina and Brazil have staged protests against government neglect as COVID-19 surges throughout the region.

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Mexico: Citizens Block US Border Over COVID-19. telesurenglish.net A group of Mexican citizens, concerned about the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the country, took matters into their own hands and blocked the border entry at Puerto Laredo Tuesday. | RELATED: | Protesters demand more strict controls on travelers from the U.S., on the grounds that they could bring new coronavirus cases to Mexico. "We've got a block on the international line. If we have cases of coronavirus here, it's becaus…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Hundreds in New Orleans rally against police, racism and gender-based violence. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – May 30, 400 New Orleanians gathered in Duncan Plaza to protest in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with Minneapolis demonstrators. The rally coordinated with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest. Participants demanded: "Justice for victims of police crime," "Community control of the police," and "Mass release of prisoners, in response to COVID-19." | The crowd of demonstrators, which was multinational and mostly made up of Black and white working-class people, made militant chants. They proudly shouted, "Fuck 12", "Abolish the police" an…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Thousands march in Fort Lauderdale against killer cops. fightbacknews.org Fort Lauderdale, FL – Over 3000 members of the South Florida community took to the streets in downtown Fort Lauderdale to protest the killing of George Floyd. They marched to demand the arrest of the other Minneapolis cops involved in Floyd's murder and an end to all racist police violence. | The protesters, all wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gathered at Huizenga Park where they rallied, heard speeches and chanted phrases such as, "Black lives matter," and "I can't breathe!" While speeches were going on, volunteers handed out water bottles and snacks for anyone in attendance who needed help cop…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). 100,000-plus join protests called by National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – In cities across the country, more than a 100,000 people responded to the call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to make May 30 a Day of Protest against the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police and vigilantes. | Protesters demanded that Floyd's, Taylor's and Arbery's killers be arrested and jailed, while the millions who are trapped in prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers be freed from the threat of COVID-19. Finally, the many thousands who lifted their voices demanded the inalienable democratic right for communities t…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-02). Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…

WSWS (2020-06-02). Nurses at HCA Healthcare across the US protest job cuts and lack of PPE. wsws.org Nurses protests are erupting under conditions where hospitals across the country are denying access to personal protective equipment in the pandemic and have already laid off thousands of health care workers.

teleSUR (2020-06-02). US: Violence Increases After Trump Threatens to Deploy Army. telesurenglish.net The speech given by U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Monday, in which he threatened to send the Army into the streets, led to an increase in violence on the streets, where both police and protesters are accused of unjustified attacks. | RELATED: | A dramatic photo shoot by Trump preceded the bloody night, according to local media. | D.C. police forcibly cleared the streets with tear gas, rubber bullets and flash grena…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people Monday demonstrated in various New Zealand cities against racism and in solidarity with the death of George Floyd after a white police officer held him on the ground and put pressure on his neck with his knee in Minneapolis. | RELATED: | "The New Zealand crowds were largely made up of young workers and students, of all ethnicities including white people, Maori, Pacific Islanders and immigrants from many nationa…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Australia to Investigate US Police Assault on Aussie Reporters. telesurenglish.net Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne Tuesday confirmed that her country will investigate the police assault against two Australian journalists who were covering the George Floyd protests in Washington D.C. | RELATED: | "Our embassy in the United States will approach the relevant authorities, and Channel Seven will also provide us with their views on how they wish to deal with it," Payne explained. | On…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). US: George Floyd's Brother Requests Protesters to End Violence. telesurenglish.net George Floyd's younger brother, Terrence Floyd, Monday requested rioters and looters to cease the violence after visiting the site where four police officers detained and murdered his brother on May 25. | RELATED: | "I understand you're upset, but if I'm not over here wildin' out, if I'm not over here blowing up stuff, if I'm not over here messing up my community – then what are y'all doing? Nothing, because t…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Thousands Attend #BlackLivesMatter Protests in Paris. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Paris, France, defying a ban to protest over the death of a young black man in French police custody in 2016. | RELATED: | Using slogans in English such as "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe," protesters echoed the protest movement in the United States (U.S.) over the police killing last week of unarmed black man, George Floyd. | "Today we are not just talking abo…

WSWS (2020-06-02). Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue. wsws.org Trump's dictatorial moves to quash protests against the police murder of George Floyd signal an escalation of state violence.

WSWS (2020-06-02). Protests across New Zealand over US police murder of George Floyd. wsws.org Thousands rallied in solidarity with those protesting police killings in the United States, and many expressed opposition to the further militarisation of the New Zealand Police.

WSWS (2020-06-02). In the face of ongoing nationwide protests, Trump administration deploys military to the capital. wsws.org Trump's dictatorial moves to quash protests against the police murder of George Floyd signal an escalation of state violence.

Common Dreams Staff (2020-06-02). 'I Took the Helmet Off and Laid the Batons Down'. zcomm.org Michigan Sheriff and Police Didn't Disperse Their Town's Protest—They Joined It…

_____ (2020-06-02). Trump Labels Anitfa As A Terrorist Organization Without Any Basis In Fact. popularresistance.org United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. will go ahead and label Antifa as a "terrorist organization," raising serious concerns about the unconstitutionality of such a threat if carried out. | "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump said, as protests over the murder of the black man, George Floyd, continued in at least 30 cities in the United States on Sunday, with Minneapolis as the epicenter. | Without evidence, Trump and several top officials from his administration, including U.S. Attorney General William Barr, have blamed Antifa an…

_____ (2020-06-02). White Women Line Up To Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters. popularresistance.org Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. | However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations held across the country on Thursday, an act of alliance disrupted that line of thinking by showing White bodies on the line to protect Black lives. | In an image captured by photographer Tim Druck, scores of White women in Lousiville lined up arm-in-arm to form a human shield separating the Louisville Metro Police from protestors expressing their angst about the murder of Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people at…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-02). In 'Targeted Strike' Against Environmental and Racial Justice, Trump EPA Curbs State Power to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects. commondreams.org With the nation focused on the coronavirus pandemic and protests against U.S. police brutality that have sprung up across the globe, the Trump administration continues to quietly attack federal policies that protect public health and the environment to limit the legal burdens faced by planet-wrecking fossil fuel companies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2020-06-02). Overtly Racist Trump Brags No President Has Done More Than Him for Black Community 'Since Abraham Lincoln'. commondreams.org Latest gaslighting efforts comes less than one day after order to have nonviolent civil rights protesters swept off the streets of Washington, DC in a volley of rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). UN sends over 100 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com Transiting through Turkey, the UN on Tuesday sent 106 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimate…

Global Research News (2020-06-02). Selected Articles: Racism and the Protest Movement in America. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-02). NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide. indybay.org "Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.

Staff (2020-06-02). Protests Are the Result of Police Terror With No Accountability. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over every…

Staff (2020-06-02). Black Owner of Yaya's BBQ Killed by Louisville Police Often Gave Them Free Meals. truthout.org A 53-year-old Black business owner in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police gunfire early on Monday morning during protests in that city, as law enforcement attempted crowd control in the neighborhood near his barbecue business. | David McAtee, 53,

Staff (2020-06-02). Trump's Anti-Blackness Is Overt in Protest Response and Covert in Policymaking. truthout.org Over the weekend, President Trump used his bully pulpit to openly fantasize about the Secret Service siccing "vicious dogs" on demonstrators outside the White House who were protesting police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week. Trump's calls for violence against protesters reflect the anti-Blackness of economic policies he and the GOP have relentlessly pursued since 2016, including recent attempts to destroy public sector jobs and to make discrimination in…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). VIDEO: Street of Los Angeles amid US widespread protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Cities across the United States have been the scene of riots and tensions between people and police after a US cop brutally murdered a black citizen earlier this week.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). COVID-19: Munich Bans Display of Nazi-Era Stars of David at Anti-Lockdown Protests. sputniknews.com Demonstrations against safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the disease continue in Germany, despite the authorities having eased some restrictions. Protests were held in major cities, including the capital Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). George Floyd Protests Highlight Social Injustice, 'Endemic' Racial Bias in US, UN Official Says. sputniknews.com For a week now US cities have been rocked by large-scale protests against police brutality, negligence towards the black population, and those of colour following unarmed African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, being killed by the police.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Hong Kong's Lam Blasts US for 'Double Standard' Security Law Criticism Amid Protest Repressions. sputniknews.com Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sharply criticized the US on Tuesday for applying a "double standard" to the city's new national security law being drafted by Beijing, as the US has seen widespread police repression and violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

Fight Back (2020-06-02). WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…

Aakash Desai, Bishal Gyawali (2020-06-02). [Commentary] Endpoints used in phase III randomized controlled trials of treatment options for COVID-19. thelancet.com Studies to identify potential drugs effective in treating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are currently ongoing at a rapid pace, although no drug has yet shown improved mortality outcomes in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Whether the ongoing RCTs are using endpoints that matter remains unknown. Here we provide a summary of the endpoints used in the actively recruiting phase III RCTs for the treatment of COVID-19.

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Peru: Minister Requests Aid for COVID Infected Police Officers. telesurenglish.net Peru's Ombudsman office on Monday requested health assistance for 30 COVID-19 infected police officers in the Tumbes department. | RELATED: | "We request the regional government to provide food and lodging to police officers who were infected with COVID-19 during the Emergency State," the government body tweeted. | Tumbes is one of Peru's most affected departments, with over 1,300 cases. According to the Ombudsman office, the…

Prof. Karen Ferguson (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matter: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy. globalresearch.ca This carefully research article first published in 2016 shows that Black Lives Matter has been funded by philanthropists and corporate foundations including Soros' Open Society Initiative and the Ford Foundation which has links to the CIA. | The underlying objective is …

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-06-02). New Study Warns of Dire Human Impacts if Wildlife Extinction Crisis Continues. globalresearch.ca A scientific study published today concludes that natural life-support systems crucial to the survival of humanity could collapse if action isn't taken to save wildlife populations. | The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined 29,400 species of …

Renee Parsons (2020-06-02). The Obama — Flynn Connection. globalresearch.ca It is more than a coincidence that as the coronavirus (Covid 19) continues to peak and then peak again, millions of Americans remain In Shelter; thereby out-of-the-loop about the most significant political corruption crisis in American history; especially as on-going …

John W. Whitehead (2020-06-02). This Is Not a Revolution. It's a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation. globalresearch.ca "When it gets down to having to use violence, then

Prof. Karen Ferguson (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matters: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy. globalresearch.ca The Movement for Black Lives has started turning to foundations for funding. But the history of the Black Power movement offers a cautionary tale about the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft power. | *** | In 2016, the Ford Foundation, …

Shenali D Waduge (2020-06-02). George Floyd Murder Enflames US. America Is a Failed State. globalresearch.ca On 26 May 2020 social media watched a black man (George Floyd) handcuffed and pinned to the pavement pleading to the 4 white American police officers — 'I can't breathe'. Onlookers watching George, whose neck was being pressed …

Robert Fantina (2020-06-02). Focus on Looting Detracts From Racism. globalresearch.ca As people of conscience in the United States rage against the institutional racism most recently demonstrated in the savage, brutal murder of George Floyd, President Donald Trump and a government-compliant media are struggling to take control of the narrative. | This …

Stephen Sefton (2020-06-02). Nicaragua — False Witness, False Memory. COVID-19 and Nicaragua's Community Approach to Health Care. globalresearch.ca On Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The standard Western canonical sources of record, namely international institutions, non-governmental organizations and media outlets, practically universally contend that all three countries are authoritarian or even tyrannical regimes, denying their peoples' basic democratic rights. The …

Max Parry (2020-06-02). The Pandemic Revives Fears the U.S. Is Developing 'Ethnic Bioweapons' Against Russia. globalresearch.ca It has been 75 years since the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Russia postponed its annual Victory Day celebrations last month due to the health crisis as …

Julian Rose (2020-06-02). Breaking the Paralysis of Servitude. A New Normal Based on Fear Based Uniformity. globalresearch.ca It has become abundantly clear that 'we the people' are being subjected to a divisive and derisive 'leadership' pantomime of truly global proportions and we cannot any longer simply hope some sanity will emerge to change this situation. | Stand back …

Prof. Inderjeet Parmar (2020-06-02). Trump Opens the Door for a Deadlier Arms Race, and the Danger of 'Limited' Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca His decision to walk away from the Open Skies Treaty is part of a pattern aimed at converting the bipolar era arms control regime into one which could unrestrain the US and hold China down. | *** | US President Donald Trump…

Prof. Scott Aquanno (2020-06-02). The Bank of Canada: In Crisis and Beyond. globalresearch.ca Viewing the COVID-19 pandemic as a purely exogenous shock, Canadian economists and policymakers have tended to predict a quick return to economic growth once health restrictions are lifted. As an account of current events, this turns a blind eye to …

news.un (2020-06-02). Yemen: 'Hanging on by a thread', UN chief requests funding to meet staggering humanitarian crisis. news.un.org More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis "hanging on by a thread, their economy in tatters" and their institutions "facing near-collapse", the UN chief told a virtual pledging conference on Tuesday, calling for a demonstration of solidarity with some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

WSWS (2020-06-02). Brazilian Trotskyists issue call for working-class action against pandemic. wsws.org With the virus spreading rapidly, Brazil already has the second highest number of cases and sixth highest number of deaths of any country in the world.

WSWS (2020-06-02). Indian government abandons lockdown measures as coronavirus infections soar. wsws.org An epidemiologist who is advising the government on its plan to "reopen" the economy blithely acknowledged that it will result in a catastrophic loss of life, declaring that "India may see at least two million deaths."

_____ (2020-06-02). Dominic Cummings 'spare cottage' — no planning consent, pays no council tax. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: Dominic Cummimgs — the highly controversial Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a "spare cottage" at his father's farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. The subsequent 'Rose Garden' interview turned into a media fiasco and demonstrated not just …

WSWS (2020-06-02). Coup d'état in Washington: Trump declares war on the Constitution. wsws.org In a series of politically criminal acts, Trump is establishing a presidential dictatorship based on the military and police.

WSWS (2020-06-02). COVID-19 pandemic exposes a rapidly developing global health crisis. wsws.org The pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the delivery of health care in fragile health systems the world over.

Berwick DM. (2020-06-02). COVID-19 and 6 Dimensions of Health Care Poised for a "New Normal" jamanetwork.com In this Viewpoint, Donald Berwick summarizes the rapid changes the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on the pace, scientific standards, delivery mechanisms, and working conditions of health care and how it has sharply increased awareness of the societal costs of poor public health preparedness and health inequities.

WSWS (2020-06-02). UK: Allowing mass-attended sporting events to go ahead led to COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org Ignoring the WHO's announcement on January 30 that the emergence of the novel coronavirus represented a "public health emergency of international concern," the Conservative government made no preparations to stop its spread in Britain.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-06-02). "Failed State" Status Here We Come. counterpunch.org Americans have at various times in our past battled horrific bouts with infectious disease. And Americans have lived through times of sheer economic desperation. But we've never — until this corona spring — experienced both at once. The stats out this week have made this grim landmark "official." Over 100,000 Americans now dead from Covid-19.

news.un (2020-06-02). Address 'appalling impact' of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges. news.un.org Urgent action is needed to address "the major disproportionate impact" of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-06-02). COVID-19 outbreaks continue surge in meatpacking plants following forced reopenings. wsws.org Meatpacking plants continue to be a major source of COVID-19 transmission in US Midwestern states.

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Senegal: Gov't Postpones Reopening of Schools Due to COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Senegal's President Macky Sall Monday announced that the reopening of schools will be postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among teachers. | RELATED: | "Teachers that tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in the southern Ziguinchor region," Senegalese Education Minister Mamadou Talla stated to local news media. | In early May, Senegalese leader announced markets and shops were to reopen in June, as part of pre…

WSWS (2020-06-02). Tennessee government to stop sharing information on known COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The Republican governor Bill Lee's decision will place first responders such as paramedics, police and social workers at risk of catching the deadly infection.

WSWS (2020-06-02). Trudeau government exploits pandemic to renew $14 billion arms deal with despotic Saudi regime. wsws.org With the attention of most Canadians focused on preventing COVID-19 from infecting their family and friends, Canada's Liberal government saw the opportunity to resume issuing permits for the export of armoured vehicles to the Saudi absolutist regime.

WSWS (2020-06-02). Impact of COVID-19 and George Floyd killing on artistic life: An interview with a young artist-actor in Brooklyn, New York. wsws.org Artist and actor Bamoozie (his artist moniker) spoke with the WSWS about the impact of the pandemic on his economic situation, artistic work and political perspective, as well as his thoughts on the police murder of George Floyd.

news.un (2020-06-02). 'Unprecedented' financing needed to halt recession of 'unparalleled proportions': Mohammed. news.un.org As COVID-19 has halted economic activity and threatens social wellbeing across the globe, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a wide-ranging policy discussion on Tuesday, exploring financing options to address the pandemic and mobilize the resources needed for a proactive recovery.

Ankur Singh (2020-06-02). Two Bimbo Workers Dead, Others Fired After Raising COVID-19 Concerns. zcomm.org "We believe Bimbo is risking the health and lives of us–the workers and community members (including Bimbo customers) with which we live."

Khullar D, Bond AM, Schpero WL. (2020-06-02). COVID-19 and the Financial Health of US Hospitals. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint reviews the revenue sources and financial liquidity of nonfederal US general hospitals to estimate the economic effects pandemic-related reductions in elective procedures and outpatient revenues might have, and argues for targeted government financial support for smaller, independent, and more rural institutions.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-02). Sinister Flatulence: Trump Versus Twitter. counterpunch.org Sawing off the branch you sit on can hardly be the best of policies. But that all depends on the nature of the branch. US President Donald Trump has huffed himself into another small historical moment, going on the offensive against social media companies using the very language his faux progressive opponents use against them.

Lawrence Davidson (2020-06-02). U.S. Urban Riots Revisited. counterpunch.org What follows is an updated essay on the "perennial nature of U.S. urban riots" which I wrote a little over five years ago. The original version appeared on my blog on 9 May 2015 following racial rioting in the city of Baltimore. The murder of George Floyd, an African American, by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020,

John Stanton (2020-06-02). How Much Violence and Destruction is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects? counterpunch.org "Without trampling through all the historical details, we can designate the entire history of [Americans]—the glorious past so eulogized by our fathers—as the history of shame, for in that history there is more betrayal, apostasy, perfidious intrigue, ignominious defeat, well-deserved failure, base vengeance, merciless retaliation and brutality that no hypocrisy can mask…So let's forget about

Thomas Knapp (2020-06-02). Trump's "Free Speech:" Doctrine: Never, Ever, Ever Mention He's a Liar. counterpunch.org On May 28, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order on "Preventing Online Censorship." From the title and the document respectively we can draw to two lessons. First: Never, ever, ever believe the title of a government document. The internal texts of congressional bills and resolutions, as well as executive branch orders, "findings," intelligence

Cesar Chelala (2020-06-02). Bolsonaro and Trump: Separated at Birth. counterpunch.org The tricks of Mother Nature There are two types of twins — identical (monozygotic) and fraternal (dizygotic). One fertilized egg (ovum) splits and develops two babies with exactly the same genetic information to form identical twins. They differ from fraternal twins, where two eggs (ova) are fertilized by two sperm and produce two genetically unique

news.un (2020-06-02). 'Dogged pragmatism' needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy. news.un.org 'Dogged pragmatism' is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.

_____ (2020-06-02). New laws to criminalise public interest information. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: A new Declassified report published only a few days ago goes to show the situation we find our selves in right now. In the midst of a crisis, while the commentariat are lobbing rocks at each other over the endless scandals and the media are focused on the pandemic — the government …

WSWS (2020-06-02). Australia's richest "Top 20" soar further in wealth during pandemic. wsws.org The results illustrate the immense concentration of wealth since governments bailed out the financial elite after the 2008—09 economic breakdown.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-02). US Sanctions Shipping Companies, Torpedoes Venezuela Oil-for-Food Deal. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is cracking down on swap deals that provide Venezuela with food, fuel and other vital imports in exchange for crude oil.

news.un (2020-06-02). Coronavirus a challenge, and opportunity, to fix remittances system than funnels billions home from abroad. news.un.org With a euro here and a dollar there, remittances — the money that migrant workers send home to their families — have been adding up in a big way to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and lift tens of millions out of extreme poverty.

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-06-02). New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans. peoplesdispatch.org A lot has been said about the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, both in terms of conspiracy theories and scientific evidence. While the conspiracy theorists still spitefully campaign that the novel coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab or it was accidentally leaked from the lab, evidence contradicts such malicious notions and has firmly said that the virus has natural roots. It has also been said that the novel coronavirus jumped to humans from bats via another mammal, the pangolins. | In a latest development, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangem…

WSWS (2020-06-02). Washington, DC area begins reopening as coronavirus infections top 100,000. wsws.org Public officials throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area are rushing to reopen the region's businesses, even as medical experts warn of the dangers of resuming normal economic activity.

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Argentina Extends Debt Restructuring Negotiations. telesurenglish.net The Government of Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez Monday decided to extend the deadline for negotiations to reach an agreement on the country's foreign debt, despite pressure from large investment funds. | RELATED: | The negotiations will extend until June 12 with the idea of seeking to get creditors to lower their claims. | The Government maintains hermetism regarding what is the Net Presidential Value (NPV) th…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Philippines Backtracks on Ending US Military Pact. telesurenglish.net The Philippines government announced Tuesday that will extend the military pact with the United States and suspend the termination it had stated back in February 2020 and had a 180-day legal effect. | RELATED: | "The suspension shall start on even date and shall continue for six months, which period is extendible by the Philippines for another six months," after which the countdown to termination "shall resume," a Ju…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). 'Completely Overcome With Rage' F1 Champ Says on Floyd's Death. telesurenglish.net Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton joined the voices publicly condemning RELATED: | "This past week has been so dark. I have failed to keep hold of my emotions. I have felt so much anger, sadness, and di…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Easy Jet to Resume Flights to European Destinations in August. telesurenglish.net The EasyJet airline Tuesday announced plans to restart flights in most of its routes this summer, with flights from all of its U.K. airports during July and August. | RELATED: | EasyJet will fly half of its 1,022 routes in July and 75% in August, although with lower frequencies. | This will represent just under a third of its normal capacity in the high season. | The move comes after it announced that it would reduc…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Cuba and FAO Sign Deal for Agricultural Resilience Project. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Agriculture Ministry (MINAG) and the Food and Agriculture Organization for United Nations (FAO) Monday signed an agreement for climate-changing confrontation in the agricultural field in the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | "This project constitutes an important contribution to Cuba's efforts t…

Voelker R. (2020-06-02). e-Cigarette Hoodies and Backpacks Prompt FDA Warnings. jamanetwork.com Ten companies have received FDA warnings to stop manufacturing or selling products such as backpacks and hoodies that are designed to hold or hide electronic cigarettes.

_____ (2020-06-02). Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They're Trying To Ruin Him. popularresistance.org Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.

_____ (2020-06-02). Two Bimbo Bakery Workers Dead, Others Fired After Raising COVID-19 Concerns. popularresistance.org Two workers who were employed at Bimbo Bakeries USA's Cicero factory have passed away due to COVID-19, according to records from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. | Their deaths come after the company fired two other employees who were quoted in a Cicero Independiente article published on April 7 raising concerns about the lack of workplace safety during the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to the two deaths, Bimbo Bakery USA workers, many of whom are organizing with a group called Black Workers Matter, accused the company's Cicero factory of lacking proper sanitation, failing to enforce social distancing, and bei…

_____ (2020-06-02). When Can A Soldier Disobey An Order? popularresistance.org In March 1968, a U.S. infantry platoon under the command of 2nd Lt. William "Rusty" Calley conducted a raid of a hamlet called My Lai in Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam. After taking the hamlet, Calley ordered his men to round up the remaining civilians, herd them into a ditch, and gun them down. Somewhere between 350 and 500 civilians were killed on Calley's instruction. | Calley was court-martialed for his actions and charged with 22 counts of murder. At his trial, he testified that his company commander, Capt. Ernest Medina, had ordered him to kill "every living thing" in My Lai, telling him there were no…

2020-06-02: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-03
CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.
mronline.org/2020/06/02/coronashock-and-…

The murder of George Floyd is normal in an abnormal society
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-03
There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of U.S. history.
mronline.org/2020/06/02/the-murder-of-ge…

The murder of George Floyd is normal in an abnormal society
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-03
Vijay Prashad writes on how the recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/03/the-murde…

WW photographer targeted by police
Workers World Philadelphia bureau | workers.org | 2020-06-03
On June 1, while taking photos at a Justice for George Floyd march in Philadelphia, Joe Piette, whose photographs appear frequently in the pages of Workers World was intentionally targeted by police. This is one of many reports of journalists, including photographers and camera crews covering the George Floyd protests, . . . | Continue reading WW photographer targeted by police at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49075/?utm_source=rs…

Tanker truck plows into protesters on I-35W bridge, no charges filed
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-03
Minneapolis MN

Big banks profit from COVID-19 as food, shelter, even water at risk for millions
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-03
On top of COVID-19, another epidemic

Trump, WHO, the pandemic and big pharma
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-06-03
Smack in the middle of the biggest pandemic in a century, President Donald Trump has announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization. One would expect Trump's decree to bring an outcry from all the people here who specialize in public health. That's happening, but it's not . . . | Continue reading Trump, WHO, the pandemic and big pharma at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49072/?utm_source=rs…

Exponentially Rising Hunger in America
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
How is it possible that anyone could go hungry in the world's richest country? | The scourge of neoliberal indifference toward public welfare caused the disturbing reality. | It's the American way, supported by both right wings of the one-party state

DC On Fire: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-02
— US government prioritizes ordinary Americans over the desires of wealthy sociopaths. |

One year after taking charge, Nayib Bukele faces severe criticism for handling of COVID-19
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
Salvadoran president's first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/02/one-year-…

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.
therealnews.com/stories/social-justice-i…

Combat Troops Coming to US Streets?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
In his book titled "The Psychology Science (1966)," psychologist Abraham Maslow said the following: | "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." | Others made similar …
globalresearch.ca/combat-troops-coming-u…

Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-02
Just a few facts will change everything you think you know about American police, writes Lee Camp, with pictures by Eleanor Goldfield from the streets of downtown Washington.
mintpressnews.com/lee-camp-19-facts-amer…

The Forgotten Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally'
John Pilger | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-02
On November 11, 1975, Gough Whitlam, then Prime Minister of Australia, was to inform Parliament about the secret CIA presence in his country, by day's end, he was out of a job.
mintpressnews.com/forgotten-cia-coup-aga…

Will Italy be the Next Country to Leave EU?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
On May 27, the political movement Italia Libera submitted a constitutional bill to the Supreme Court of Cassation demanding a referendum for Italy to leave the EU. After years of discussions, the foundation stone was laid for Italians to debate …
globalresearch.ca/will-italy-next-countr…

Susan Rice Goes Full Conspiracy Rant on CNN: 'Russians Behind Race Protest Mayhem!'
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
"This is fuxxing lunacy

Palestine: Surrendering or Preparing for a Third Intifada?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Through its failed foreign policy, the US administration has unwittingly and unwillingly become the greatest supporter of the "Axis of the Resistance" led by Iran. Along with Israel, Washington is, in fact, globally encouraging countries to rebel against its dominance. …
globalresearch.ca/palestine-surrendering…

An Unavoidable Recognition of Failure: Trump's Withdrawal From Afghanistan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
In October 2001 I was standing on a hilltop 40 miles north of Kabul watching US aircraft bomb the Taliban front line. The night sky was lit up with the flash of explosions and the sparkle of ineffectual anti-aircraft fire. It was fairly obvious who was going to come out the winner. A few weeks…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/an-unavoidab…

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders blame The Grayzone and Nicolas Maduro for US uprising against police brutality
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-02
Unhinged right-wing Venezuelan opposition leaders point to Max Blumenthal's t-shirt as evidence of a devious plot by the government of…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/02/top-venezuela…

US police state faces revolt as Trump expands it at home and abroad
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-02
Dr. Gerald Horne on the George Floyd protests, the black freedom struggle, and Trump's expansion of the US police state…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/02/us-police-sta…

Listen to the Doctors, End the Lockdowns
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Six hundred physicians recently signed a letter to President Trump calling for an end to the coronavirus lockdowns. The physicians wrote that, far from protecting public health, the lockdowns are causing "exponentially growing negative health consequences" for millions of Americans….
globalresearch.ca/listen-doctors-end-loc…

Greece: "Solidarity with the Struggle of the Workers and People of USA Against Barbarism"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-03
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the influential Greek labor organization, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), that was sent to AFSCME Local 3800. | PAME, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers and the people of the United States who are on the streets of rage against barbarism and misery. | The assassination of George Floyd was another death toll in the world's richest country. Murdered either by racism or by poverty. The pain and misery of millions of poor Americans is shared by that of the thousands of Greek immigrants in USA, as well as the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/greece-so…

"A Declaration of War Against Americans": Trump Threatens to Deploy Military to Quell Protests
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-02
As a historic week-long uprising against police violence continues and curfews are in place across the United States, President Trump has declared himself "the president of law and order" and threatened to send thousands of heavily armed soldiers into the streets. "President Trump's speech almost amounted to a declaration of war against Americans," says Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. We also speak with William Arkin, longtime reporter on the military, who notes Trump is getting "no pushback" from Defense Department officials.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/2/trump_insu…

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-02
As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else," says Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Reform L.A. Jails. "Now is the time that we redirect resources back…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/2/patrisse_c…

Autopsy Reports Showing George Floyd's Death Was a Homicide Underscore Corruption & Police Impunity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-02
Two autopsies have agreed George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police was a homicide. "I don't think that most of us are surprised that the county medical examiner tried to find a reason related to why George Floyd died that distanced it from law enforcement's role," says Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights attorney, activist, founder of the Racial Justice Network and former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She also discusses the local history of police accountability: "What this does is illustrates the corruption that exists within Hennepin County, where you have law enforcement wor…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/2/nekima_lev…

The Forgotten Coup Against 'The Most Loyal Ally'
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-02
John PILGER | The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer "personal" and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter? | Secret letters written in 1975 by the Queen and her man in Canberra, Sir John Kerr, can now be released by the National Archives. Kerr infamously sacked the reformist government of the prime minister, Gough Whitlam, and delivered Australia into the hands of the United States. | Today, Australia is a vassal state bar none: its politics, intelligence agencies, mil…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/02/th…

'Choose the better way': Ex-president George W. Bush offers WOKE letter in response to George Floyd's death and riots
rt.com | 2020-06-03
Former President George W Bush earned establishment praise by addressing the current turmoil with platitudes about institutional racism, oppression and empathy, but some weren't quite willing to absolve the invader of Iraq. | Saying he and his wife were "anguished" over the "suffocation" of African-American George Floyd in Minnesota last week, and the "injustice and fear that suffocate our country," Bush talked about "systemic racism" and "doctrine and habits of racial superiority." | "We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised,…
rt.com/usa/490583-president-bush-letter-…

Trump joins online tributes to veteran black officer David Dorn, 'murdered by looters' amid riots in St. Louis
rt.com | 2020-06-03
The name of David Dorn, a retired police officer who was killed as he attempted to stop a burglary in St. Louis, has been trending, with netizens hailing him as a hero who fell victim to the violence that marred ongoing protests. | …
rt.com/usa/490586-looting-black-officer-…

Taliban and Al-Qaeda retain ties despite US' Afghanistan deal, UN monitors warn
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and Al-Qaeda remain close, despite a US-Taliban pact that Washington hoped would sever them, the independent UN sanctions monitors said. | "The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaeda during negotiations with the US and offered guarantees that it would honor their historical ties," the monitors said in a report to the UN Security Council, which was made public on Monday. | Under the February 29 US-Taliban deal that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan, the Taliban promised to prevent Al-Qaeda from usi…
rt.com/newsline/490474-taliban-qaeda-tie…

Solidarity with U.S. protests in India
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist). | Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) organizes demonstrations expressing solidarity with the American people fighting against racist oppression and anti-people, pro-capitalist policy of the Trump administration | Undaunted by the Corona pandemic Cadres and leaders of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) marched om the streets and organized demonstrations in the metropolises and numerous small towns throughout India voicing solidarity with struggling people of USA who have come o…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/solidarit…

NATO returns to Libya to challenge Russia
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya.
mronline.org/2020/06/02/nato-returns-to-…

Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
It is interesting to watch how the folks in Congress and the White House have been using the at-least- somewhat self-generated crisis over COVID-19 to serve as cover for legislation and other activities that many Americans just might object to. …
globalresearch.ca/government-mischief-co…

Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-02
It is interesting to watch how the folks in Congress and the White House have been using the at-least- somewhat self-generated crisis over COVID-19 to serve as cover for legislation and other activities that many Americans just might object to. They are assuming that the public is so consumed with the virus, as well as with the riots over the police killing of George Floyd, that it is not paying attention to other high crimes and misdemeanors that the government might be engaged in. | There are three rather interesting stories that have received minimal attention from the mainstream media during the past several…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/governmen…

Beating Swords to Plowshares
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."

Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-06-02
On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do…
progressive.org/dispatches/the-moral-obl…

Video: Who's Funding the Protest Movement? Who's Behind it?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Author's Note | This interview was first published in November 2011. It focussed on the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, both of which were funded by corporate foundations. | Who is behind the protest movements in the US? | Who is behind …
globalresearch.ca/occupy-wall-street-ows…

Video: Syrian Air Force Received Batch of MIG-29 Jets From Russia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Russia has intensified its military involvement in the Syrian conflict. | On May 30, Syrian state media announced that it had received a batch of MiG-29 multirole fighters from Russia. Damascus did not provide details regarding the number of the received …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-air-force…

Belt and Road: Can China's Silk Road Survive Coronavirus?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
China's priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a "debt …
globalresearch.ca/belt-and-road-can-chin…

Sweden's Triumph; Staying Free in a Lockdown World
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Why is the media so preoccupied with Sweden? And why is the media so determined to prove that Sweden's approach to the coronavirus is wrong? Are we supposed to believe that the same MSM that promoted every bloody coup, intervention …
globalresearch.ca/sweden-staying-free-lo…

"I Can't Breathe": The Murder of George Floyd Was a Lynching in Broad Daylight
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
Demonstrators march down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, protest after the death in police custody of George Floyd on May 31. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/06/02/i-cant…

Save the Life of Imprisoned Indian Public Intellectuals and Social Justice Activists
Dr. Ashok Kumbamu | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Chief Justice of India | 5, Krishna Menon Marg | New Delhi, 110011 | India | .. | We, the undersigned, demand the release of public intellectuals and social justice activists, Prof. G.N. Saibaba and Varavara Rao, who are imprisoned in fabricated cases and …
globalresearch.ca/save-life-imprisoned-i…

Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders near Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-02
Palestinian residents of Birayn village, south of Hebron, were informed, on Sunday, about Israel's intent to demolish five residential structures in addition to village council building, according to a local activist. Activist, Foad Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an Israeli army force invaded the village to hand demolition …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-residentia…

Senegal: Gov't Postpones Reopening of Schools Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Senegal's President Macky Sall Monday announced that the reopening of schools will be postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among teachers. | RELATED: | 13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide | "Teachers that tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in the southern Ziguinchor region," Senegalese Education Minister Mamadou Talla stated to local news media. | In early May, Senegalese leader announced markets and shops were to reopen in June, as part of pre…
telesurenglish.net/news/senegal-govt-pos…

Jax Fraternal Order of Police president threatens local teacher
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Jacksonville, FL – Just hours after 3500 people rallied for police accountability in downtown Jacksonville on May 30, the president of the city's police union took to Facebook and threatened a local teacher and community activist. | The target of these threats was Christina Kittle of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), who helped co-organize and lead the massive May 30 peaceful protest. Kittle also teaches middle school civics in Jacksonville, where she serves as her school's union representative. | "This is Christina Kittle, one of the organizers of the so-called peaceful protest today in Jackson…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/jax-frate…

13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
The Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) published a study that shows that 13 percent of environmental activists are killed and another 18 percent are victims of physical violence worldwide. | RELATED: | Indigenous, Activists Protest as KXL Pipeline Construction Begins | Research reveals that citizen movements halt ecological degradation by up to 27 percent of environmental conflicts, despite the high rate of crimi…
telesurenglish.net/news/13-Percent-of-En…

Anti-Fascist Activists Speak Out Against Trump's "Terrorist" Label
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
The sight of burned police stations and looted corporate shopping centers sent right-wing media into a tailspin as protests escalated the weekend of May 29. Those media and right-wing politicians quickly concocted a narrative that deemed anti-fascists (or "antifa") the enemy of choice. The aggressive protest tactics were said to be the work of "outside agitators," a common theme used to delegitimize protests. Instead of understanding that the vast majority of protesters were taking up aggressive protests…
truthout.org/articles/anti-fascist-activ…

Italy's opposition parties and supporters defy social distancing rules at anti-govt rally
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Opposition parties and hundreds of supporters defied Italy's social distancing rules on Tuesday, gathering for an anti-government protest in Rome. The demonstration was organized by the League, Brothers of Italy and Go Italy parties, to protest against the coalition government led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. | The event took place on the anniversary of a referendum on replacing the monarchy with a republic after the Second World War. | Protesters carried a large national flag along the Via del Corso, leading to the Piazza del Popolo in Rome's historic center. Many activists were not wearing face masks, w…
rt.com/newsline/490531-italy-opposition-…

Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuban Physicians grows across the globe
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
Cuban doctors' solidarity, once again, has gained international attention. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1,800 Cuban healthcare professionals have been sent to dozens of countries. In response to the initiative, a Nobel Peace prize campaign to honor the physicians have been gaining more support each day. | Launched by the French organization " Cuba Linda" and by the France-Cuba Committee,…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/02/nobel-pea…

Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammad-Bande
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy "justice and peace" wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence
Jason Jones | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
INDIANAPOLIS

The Enemy Within
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Days of nationwide rioting finally has made absolutely clear in the starkest terms that Donald Trump is more a champion of violence than a peacemaker. There's a madman in the White House, and he's the president. At a time when more than 100,000 Americans have died of a virus-borne disease, 40 million others are out…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/the-enemy-wi…

State Terrorism Across America
Joe Giambrone | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-02
In a blizzard of destruction, assaults on peaceful demonstrators, provocateurs, lies, cover-ups, and fascist proclamations, America teeters at a tipping point. The murder, by police, of George Floyd, has sparked a jaw-dropping response across America. Police in many locations have behaved as instigators and perpetrators of savage violence against citizens attempting to exercise their First …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/state-terrori…

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
In a news conference Saturday night, de Blasio defended police who drove their cruisers into a crowd of peaceful protesters earlier that evening in Brooklyn.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/nypd…

Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/appleton-…

Colombia: Senators to Debate Cuban Role in Peace Agreement
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Colombian Senators Ivan Cepeda and Antonio Sanguino will lead today a political debate to analyze Cuba's role in the country's peace processes and the aggressions of Ivan Duque's Government against the Antillean nation. | RELATED: | FARC-EP Ex-Member Son Murdered In Colombia | The Senate's Second Committee debate aims to make Colombia's Government accountable for the State's international obligations in the face of the peace talks. | They will also analyze the agreements and their implementation,…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombia-senator…

Britain says violence seen at US protests is very alarming
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
The violence witnessed at protests in the United States sparked by the death of a black man in police custody is very alarming, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday."The violence which we're seeing is clearly very alarming … people must be allowed to protest peacefully," the spokesman said.
yenisafak.com/en/news/britain-says-viole…

UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…
popularresistance.org/uk-government-urge…

Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…
popularresistance.org/protests-riots-and…

Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down
VFP | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883359…

Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down
Veterans For Peace | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/veterans-call-on-t…

All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. "All lives matter, black lives also matter," Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. | He described the circumstances of the unarmed man's death as "shocking." | "All societies must remain vigilant against the excessive use of force" and ensure that people in charge of public order do not exercise their authority the way they did in the case of Fl…
yenisafak.com/en/news/all-lives-black-li…

YPG/PKK terror group disturbs peace in northern Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
Terror group YPG/PKK does everything to disturb peace in Operation Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019) zones in northern Syria, according to Turkish security forces, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Terrorists usually attack agricultural fields, and in the latest incident on May 26, they set fire in fields in the east of Operation Peace Spring zone.The terror group also attacked those who were trying to put out the fires, wounding two from the Syrian National Army, and a civilian.Explosives were found and destroyed after the search and sweep a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/ypg-pkk-terror-gro…

Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
A bishop in the US has said she is "outraged" after tear gas was used to clear protesters ahead of president Donald Trump visiting a church to pose for photos while holding a bible.Thousands of protesters had gathered at Lafayette Park by the White House in Washington DC on Monday as part of demonstrations over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.Shortly before Trump made an address to the nation, police officers dispersed the peaceful crowd, firing tear gas and using flash bangs.After the president had used his speech to threaten to deploy the military if US state governors did not stop…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/02/bi…

ACLU Demands Congressional Probe Into 'Politically-Motivated' Attack on Peaceful Protest Outside Trump White House
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
"This appears to be grossly unjustified use of a dangerous chemical weapon on protesters and raises serious human rights concerns under international law," the civil liberties group said. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/aclu-de…

DC Bishop 'Outraged' by Trump Clearing Protests With Tear Gas and Using Bible as a Prop for Church Photo Op
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
President Donald Trump had police violently disperse peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday night so he could threaten to deploy the military to U.S. cities from the Rose Garden then walk to the nearby St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op—moves sharply condemned by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/dc-bish…

No Justice, No Peace, No Leader at the Top
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
commondreams.org/views/2020/06/02/no-jus…

To Provide Safety and Solidarity, DC Residents Open Doors to Protesting Teens Cornered by Police Crackdown
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
"I hope that they go out there today, peacefully as they did yesterday, and not blink," said Rahul Dubey, who sheltered dozens of people, "because our country needs them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/provide…

How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-02
Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how th…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/02/ho…

How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-02
Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how the c…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/02/ho…

Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I
Palo Alto Report | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. There are many more whose names should not be forgotten.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883356…

Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II
White Silence Equals White Consent | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. Neighbors participated and shared sentiments.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/1883357…

'Riots only help Trump': Rock legend Roger Waters slams US president but calls for peaceful protests
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Denouncing the US police as "vicious" and President Donald Trump as wanting a race war, musician Roger Waters called for protesters to not fall into their trap and focus on peaceful civil disobedience. | "Trump is trying with the whole holding up the Bible thing to reinforce the idea he wants a civil war between the white supremacist Christian right and anyone willing to stand up with a baseball bat and say no," Waters told RT America on Tuesday. | While he understands that a lot of people are "desperately angry" about George Floyd or other African-Americans killed by "vicious" police all over the US, Waters b…
rt.com/usa/490574-roger-waters-peaceful-…

'Understandable & more than legitimate': Germany backs 'peaceful' US protests
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Berlin has voiced its support for what it calls "legitimate" and "understandable" protests that are raging across the US. Germany also expressed hope that protests don't "turn violent"

'We're not leaving!': Hundreds take to streets in DC in defiance of curfew order as protests rage on
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Large crowds of demonstrators have gathered around various locations in Washington, DC, disregarding a curfew now in effect in the capital, as nationwide unrest over police brutality continues across dozens of cities. | Facing off with armor clad riot police and National Guardsmen outside of the White House on Tuesday, the protest has by all indications remained peaceful, following days of riots, looting and arson around the city. | With the 7pm curfew now in effect, however, protesters that remain on the streets risk arrest. | Chanting "we're not leaving!" and "f**k your curfew," many demonstrators have defie…
rt.com/usa/490581-washington-protest-cur…

Videos: Thousands of Protesters Defy DC Police Curfew Outside White House
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Thousands of protesters on Tuesday converged outside the White House to protest one day after US police violently dispersed peaceful protesters in Washington, DC, using tear gas and rubber bullets.
sputniknews.com/us/202006021079503159-fk…

Julian Assange unable to attend court hearing due to illness as legal travesty continues
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Assange has a chronic lung condition and his health has been ruined by years of psychological torture and medical neglect.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/assa…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Health care workers in Argentina and Brazil have staged protests against government neglect as COVID-19 surges throughout the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/wrkr…

Protestors Defy Curfew as Raleigh Values Property Over Life
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
After a night of heavy-handed riot police response to pockets of youthful protestors in its gentrified downtown, Raleigh mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin announced an absolute curfew on Monday, June 1, 2020, starting at 8: 00 pm. Under the curfew, no one is …
globalresearch.ca/protestors-defy-curfew…

Anti-Racist Demonstrations Continue Despite Escalating Government Repression
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
When the videotaped public execution by a white Minneapolis police officer of African American George Floyd, 46, was posted in social media, a firestorm of opposition, protests and rebellion swept throughout the United States and internationally. | In just a …
globalresearch.ca/anti-racist-demonstrat…

African American Mayors and Sheriffs Stand Among George Floyd Protestors in Central North Carolina
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Four years ago, Rakeem Jones was punched unawares by John McGraw at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 8, 2016, as police looked on. Today Jones, a young black man who wears his hair in long …
globalresearch.ca/african-american-mayor…

Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-protes…

Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality
aclu.org | 2020-06-02
The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, people across the country have taken to the streets to demand racial justice and an end to police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. , , Especially in the time of COVID-19, it's important to know your rights and stay safe while protesting. In this video taken over the weekend at a protest in Brooklyn, New York, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project, sh…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/know-your-righ…

100,000-plus join protests called by National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Chicago, IL – In cities across the country, more than a 100,000 people responded to the call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to make May 30 a Day of Protest against the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police and vigilantes. | Protesters demanded that Floyd's, Taylor's and Arbery's killers be arrested and jailed, while the millions who are trapped in prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers be freed from the threat of COVID-19. Finally, the many thousands who lifted their voices demanded the inalienable democratic right for communities t…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/100000-plus-j…

Mexico: Citizens Block US Border Over COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
A group of Mexican citizens, concerned about the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the country, took matters into their own hands and blocked the border entry at Puerto Laredo Tuesday. | RELATED: | Unprotected Migrants Roam Through Southeastern Mexico | Protesters demand more strict controls on travelers from the U.S., on the grounds that they could bring new coronavirus cases to Mexico. "We've got a block on the international line. If we have cases of coronavirus here, it's becaus…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Citizens-…

US: George Floyd's Brother Requests Protesters to End Violence
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
George Floyd's younger brother, Terrence Floyd, Monday requested rioters and looters to cease the violence after visiting the site where four police officers detained and murdered his brother on May 25. | RELATED: | Senegal: Gov't Postpones Reopening of Schools Due to COVID-19 | "I understand you're upset, but if I'm not over here wildin' out, if I'm not over here blowing up stuff, if I'm not over here messing up my community – then what are y'all doing? Nothing, because t…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-george-floyds…

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.
therealnews.com/stories/police-repressio…

100,000-plus join protests called by National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Chicago, IL – In cities across the country, more than a 100,000 people responded to the call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to make May 30 a Day of Protest against the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police and vigilantes. | Protesters demanded that Floyd's, Taylor's and Arbery's killers be arrested and jailed, while the millions who are trapped in prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers be freed from the threat of COVID-19. Finally, the many thousands who lifted their voices demanded the inalienable democratic right for communities t…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/100000-pl…

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.
therealnews.com/stories/police-repressio…

Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-06-02
Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . | Continue reading Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49058/?utm_source=rs…

Thousands march in Fort Lauderdale against killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Over 3000 members of the South Florida community took to the streets in downtown Fort Lauderdale to protest the killing of George Floyd. They marched to demand the arrest of the other Minneapolis cops involved in Floyd's murder and an end to all racist police violence. | The protesters, all wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gathered at Huizenga Park where they rallied, heard speeches and chanted phrases such as, "Black lives matter," and "I can't breathe!" While speeches were going on, volunteers handed out water bottles and snacks for anyone in attendance who needed help cop…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/thousands…

Hundreds in New Orleans rally against police, racism and gender-based violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
New Orleans, LA – May 30, 400 New Orleanians gathered in Duncan Plaza to protest in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with Minneapolis demonstrators. The rally coordinated with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest. Participants demanded: "Justice for victims of police crime," "Community control of the police," and "Mass release of prisoners, in response to COVID-19." | The crowd of demonstrators, which was multinational and mostly made up of Black and white working-class people, made militant chants. They proudly shouted, "Fuck 12", "Abolish the police" an…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/hundreds-…

Protestors Defy Curfew as Raleigh Values Property Over Life
Danica Jorden | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
The curfew stands in stark contrast to the more measured response to Covid-19 by the city, which is experiencing a marked spike in infection and deaths after the state of North Carolina's "Phase 2" reopening last week…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protestors-defy-cu…

Turning point: Trump threatens military rule, turns country toward fascism
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
Was he declaring martial law, or was he not? The vagueness of Trump's "law and order" speech Monday night was calculated to give the appearance of getting tough against those protesting the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism ingrained in U.S. policing, but he left out precise details as to exactly what he …
peoplesworld.org/article/turning-point-t…

Is Silence Complicity?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-02
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Thousands of people Monday demonstrated in various New Zealand cities against racism and in solidarity with the death of George Floyd after a white police officer held him on the ground and put pressure on his neck with his knee in Minneapolis. | RELATED: | US: Mass Protests Continue Despite Curfew Impositions | "The New Zealand crowds were largely made up of young workers and students, of all ethnicities including white people, Maori, Pacific Islanders and immigrants from many nationa…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Zealand-Thou…

Nurses at HCA Healthcare across the US protest job cuts and lack of PPE
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Nurses protests are erupting under conditions where hospitals across the country are denying access to personal protective equipment in the pandemic and have already laid off thousands of health care workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/nurs…

Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Trump's dictatorial moves to quash protests against the police murder of George Floyd signal an escalation of state violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/trum…

In the face of ongoing nationwide protests, Trump administration deploys military to the capital
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Trump's dictatorial moves to quash protests against the police murder of George Floyd signal an escalation of state violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/trum…

Protests across New Zealand over US police murder of George Floyd
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Thousands rallied in solidarity with those protesting police killings in the United States, and many expressed opposition to the further militarisation of the New Zealand Police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/nzpo…

Australia to Investigate US Police Assault on Aussie Reporters
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne Tuesday confirmed that her country will investigate the police assault against two Australian journalists who were covering the George Floyd protests in Washington D.C. | RELATED: | New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests | "Our embassy in the United States will approach the relevant authorities, and Channel Seven will also provide us with their views on how they wish to deal with it," Payne explained. | On…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australia-to-Inv…

Thousands Attend #BlackLivesMatter Protests in Paris
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Paris, France, defying a ban to protest over the death of a young black man in French police custody in 2016. | RELATED: | New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests | Using slogans in English such as "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe," protesters echoed the protest movement in the United States (U.S.) over the police killing last week of unarmed black man, George Floyd. | "Today we are not just talking abo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Attend…

US: Violence Increases After Trump Threatens to Deploy Army
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
The speech given by U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Monday, in which he threatened to send the Army into the streets, led to an increase in violence on the streets, where both police and protesters are accused of unjustified attacks. | RELATED: | Trump Threatens With Martial Law Due to Protests | A dramatic photo shoot by Trump preceded the bloody night, according to local media. | D.C. police forcibly cleared the streets with tear gas, rubber bullets and flash grena…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-violence-incr…

'I Took the Helmet Off and Laid the Batons Down'
Common Dreams Staff | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
Michigan Sheriff and Police Didn't Disperse Their Town's Protest–They Joined It…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/i-took-the-helmet-…

Trump Labels Anitfa As A Terrorist Organization Without Any Basis In Fact
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. will go ahead and label Antifa as a "terrorist organization," raising serious concerns about the unconstitutionality of such a threat if carried out. | "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump said, as protests over the murder of the black man, George Floyd, continued in at least 30 cities in the United States on Sunday, with Minneapolis as the epicenter. | Without evidence, Trump and several top officials from his administration, including U.S. Attorney General William Barr, have blamed Antifa an…
popularresistance.org/trump-labels-anitf…

White Women Line Up To Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. | However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations held across the country on Thursday, an act of alliance disrupted that line of thinking by showing White bodies on the line to protect Black lives. | In an image captured by photographer Tim Druck, scores of White women in Lousiville lined up arm-in-arm to form a human shield separating the Louisville Metro Police from protestors expressing their angst about the murder of Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people at…
popularresistance.org/white-women-line-u…

UN sends over 100 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
Transiting through Turkey, the UN on Tuesday sent 106 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimate…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-over-100…

Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/02/waless-h…

In 'Targeted Strike' Against Environmental and Racial Justice, Trump EPA Curbs State Power to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
With the nation focused on the coronavirus pandemic and protests against U.S. police brutality that have sprung up across the globe, the Trump administration continues to quietly attack federal policies that protect public health and the environment to limit the legal burdens faced by planet-wrecking fossil fuel companies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/targete…

Overtly Racist Trump Brags No President Has Done More Than Him for Black Community 'Since Abraham Lincoln'
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
Latest gaslighting efforts comes less than one day after order to have nonviolent civil rights protesters swept off the streets of Washington, DC in a volley of rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/overtly…

Selected Articles: Racism and the Protest Movement in America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-long…

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
"Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/1883363…

Demands for Trump's Removal Grow as Fascist Speech Condemned
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
President Donald Trump's pledge Monday evening to deploy the full force of the U.S. military against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd

Protests Are the Result of Police Terror With No Accountability
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over every…
truthout.org/video/protests-are-the-resu…

Trump's Anti-Blackness Is Overt in Protest Response and Covert in Policymaking
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
Over the weekend, President Trump used his bully pulpit to openly fantasize about the Secret Service siccing "vicious dogs" on demonstrators outside the White House who were protesting police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week. Trump's calls for violence against protesters reflect the anti-Blackness of economic policies he and the GOP have relentlessly pursued since 2016, including recent attempts to destroy public sector jobs and to make discrimination in…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-anti-blackn…

Black Owner of Yaya's BBQ Killed by Louisville Police Often Gave Them Free Meals
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
A 53-year-old Black business owner in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police gunfire early on Monday morning during protests in that city, as law enforcement attempted crowd control in the neighborhood near his barbecue business. | David McAtee, 53, was considered a "community pillar" partially due to the popularity of his restaurant, Yaya…
truthout.org/articles/black-owner-of-yay…

VIDEO: Street of Los Angeles amid US widespread protests
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-02
TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA)

COVID-19: Munich Bans Display of Nazi-Era Stars of David at Anti-Lockdown Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Demonstrations against safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the disease continue in Germany, despite the authorities having eased some restrictions. Protests were held in major cities, including the capital Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200602107949724…

George Floyd Protests Highlight Social Injustice, 'Endemic' Racial Bias in US, UN Official Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
For a week now US cities have been rocked by large-scale protests against police brutality, negligence towards the black population, and those of colour following unarmed African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, being killed by the police.
sputniknews.com/us/202006021079497553-ge…

Hong Kong's Lam Blasts US for 'Double Standard' Security Law Criticism Amid Protest Repressions
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sharply criticized the US on Tuesday for applying a "double standard" to the city's new national security law being drafted by Beijing, as the US has seen widespread police repression and violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.
sputniknews.com/world/202006021079502425…

WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/wftu-camp…

[Commentary] Endpoints used in phase III randomized controlled trials of treatment options for COVID-19
Aakash Desai, Bishal Gyawali | thelancet.com | 2020-06-02
Studies to identify potential drugs effective in treating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are currently ongoing at a rapid pace, although no drug has yet shown improved mortality outcomes in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Whether the ongoing RCTs are using endpoints that matter remains unknown. Here we provide a summary of the endpoints used in the actively recruiting phase III RCTs for the treatment of COVID-19.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30147-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Brazilian Trotskyists issue call for working-class action against pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
With the virus spreading rapidly, Brazil already has the second highest number of cases and sixth highest number of deaths of any country in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/brrf…

Trump Opens the Door for a Deadlier Arms Race, and the Danger of 'Limited' Nuclear War
Prof. Inderjeet Parmar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
His decision to walk away from the Open Skies Treaty is part of a pattern aimed at converting the bipolar era arms control regime into one which could unrestrain the US and hold China down. | *** | US President Donald Trump…
globalresearch.ca/trump-arms-race-limite…

Breaking the Paralysis of Servitude. A New Normal Based on Fear Based Uniformity
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
It has become abundantly clear that 'we the people' are being subjected to a divisive and derisive 'leadership' pantomime of truly global proportions and we cannot any longer simply hope some sanity will emerge to change this situation. | Stand back …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-paralysis-ser…

The Bank of Canada: In Crisis and Beyond
Prof. Scott Aquanno | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Viewing the COVID-19 pandemic as a purely exogenous shock, Canadian economists and policymakers have tended to predict a quick return to economic growth once health restrictions are lifted. As an account of current events, this turns a blind eye to …
globalresearch.ca/bank-canada-crisis/571…

New Study Warns of Dire Human Impacts if Wildlife Extinction Crisis Continues

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
A scientific study published today concludes that natural life-support systems crucial to the survival of humanity could collapse if action isn't taken to save wildlife populations. | The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined 29,400 species of …
globalresearch.ca/new-study-warns-dire-h…

Black Lives Matter: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Prof. Karen Ferguson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
This carefully research article first published in 2016 shows that Black Lives Matter has been funded by philanthropists and corporate foundations including Soros' Open Society Initiative and the Ford Foundation which has links to the CIA. | The underlying objective is …
globalresearch.ca/perils-liberal-philant…

Black Lives Matters: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Prof. Karen Ferguson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
The Movement for Black Lives has started turning to foundations for funding. But the history of the Black Power movement offers a cautionary tale about the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft power. | *** | In 2016, the Ford Foundation, …
globalresearch.ca/perils-liberal-philant…

A Superpower in Chaos
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against African Americans by White police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health …
globalresearch.ca/superpower-chaos/57147…

George Floyd Murder Enflames US. America Is a Failed State
Shenali D Waduge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
On 26 May 2020 social media watched a black man (George Floyd) handcuffed and pinned to the pavement pleading to the 4 white American police officers

Focus on Looting Detracts From Racism
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
As people of conscience in the United States rage against the institutional racism most recently demonstrated in the savage, brutal murder of George Floyd, President Donald Trump and a government-compliant media are struggling to take control of the narrative. | This …
globalresearch.ca/looting-detracts-racis…

This Is Not a Revolution. It's a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
"When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you–pull your beard, flick your face–to make you fight. Because once they've got you violent, then they know how …
globalresearch.ca/not-revolution-bluepri…

The Pandemic Revives Fears the U.S. Is Developing 'Ethnic Bioweapons' Against Russia
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
It has been 75 years since the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Russia postponed its annual Victory Day celebrations last month due to the health crisis as …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-revives-fears…

Coup d'état in Washington: Trump declares war on the Constitution
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
In a series of politically criminal acts, Trump is establishing a presidential dictatorship based on the military and police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/pers…

Argentina Extends Debt Restructuring Negotiations
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
The Government of Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez Monday decided to extend the deadline for negotiations to reach an agreement on the country's foreign debt, despite pressure from large investment funds. | RELATED: | Argentina: Pro-Legal Abortion Demonstration Amidst Covid-19 | The negotiations will extend until June 12 with the idea of seeking to get creditors to lower their claims. | The Government maintains hermetism regarding what is the Net Presidential Value (NPV) th…
telesurenglish.net/news/argentina-extend…

The Bronx is burning again: COVID-19's impact on New York's most underserved district
Lucy Cruz | workers.org | 2020-06-02
COVID-19 continues to rage on as an international pandemic months after the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China. Never to be outdone, the U.S. now has the most virus cases worldwide, with a staggering death toll of over 100,000 people. This is despite the U.S. hoarding the lion's share of the . . . | Continue reading The Bronx is burning again: COVID-19's impact on New York's most underserved district at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49066/?utm_source=rs…

COVID-19 and 6 Dimensions of Health Care Poised for a "New Normal"
Berwick DM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-02
In this Viewpoint, Donald Berwick summarizes the rapid changes the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on the pace, scientific standards, delivery mechanisms, and working conditions of health care and how it has sharply increased awareness of the societal costs of poor public health preparedness and health inequities.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Cuba and FAO Sign Deal for Agricultural Resilience Project
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Cuba's Agriculture Ministry (MINAG) and the Food and Agriculture Organization for United Nations (FAO) Monday signed an agreement for climate-changing confrontation in the agricultural field in the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | Cuba Uses Biomodulin T to Prevent COVID-19 in the Elderly | "This project constitutes an important contribution to Cuba's efforts t…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuba-and-fao-sig…

COVID-19 pandemic exposes a rapidly developing global health crisis
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
The pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the delivery of health care in fragile health systems the world over.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/coro…

UK: Allowing mass-attended sporting events to go ahead led to COVID-19 deaths
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Ignoring the WHO's announcement on January 30 that the emergence of the novel coronavirus represented a "public health emergency of international concern," the Conservative government made no preparations to stop its spread in Britain.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/spor…

Two Bimbo Workers Dead, Others Fired After Raising COVID-19 Concerns
Ankur Singh | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
"We believe Bimbo is risking the health and lives of us–the workers and community members (including Bimbo customers) with which we live."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/two-bimbo-workers-…

'Unprecedented' financing needed to halt recession of 'unparalleled proportions': Mohammed
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
As COVID-19 has halted economic activity and threatens social wellbeing across the globe, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a wide-ranging policy discussion on Tuesday, exploring financing options to address the pandemic and mobilize the resources needed for a proactive recovery.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Address 'appalling impact' of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
Urgent action is needed to address "the major disproportionate impact" of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Impact of COVID-19 and George Floyd killing on artistic life: An interview with a young artist-actor in Brooklyn, New York
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Artist and actor Bamoozie (his artist moniker) spoke with the WSWS about the impact of the pandemic on his economic situation, artistic work and political perspective, as well as his thoughts on the police murder of George Floyd.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/bamo…

Trudeau government exploits pandemic to renew $14 billion arms deal with despotic Saudi regime
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
With the attention of most Canadians focused on preventing COVID-19 from infecting their family and friends, Canada's Liberal government saw the opportunity to resume issuing permits for the export of armoured vehicles to the Saudi absolutist regime.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/saud…

Peru: Minister Requests Aid for COVID Infected Police Officers
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Peru's Ombudsman office on Monday requested health assistance for 30 COVID-19 infected police officers in the Tumbes department. | RELATED: | Peru on High Alert Over COVID Cases at Amazon Border | "We request the regional government to provide food and lodging to police officers who were infected with COVID-19 during the Emergency State," the government body tweeted. | Tumbes is one of Peru's most affected departments, with over 1,300 cases. According to the Ombudsman office, the…
telesurenglish.net/news/peru-ombudsman-r…

"Failed State" Status Here We Come
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Americans have at various times in our past battled horrific bouts with infectious disease. And Americans have lived through times of sheer economic desperation. But we've never

COVID-19 and the Financial Health of US Hospitals
Khullar D, Bond AM, Schpero WL. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-02
This Viewpoint reviews the revenue sources and financial liquidity of nonfederal US general hospitals to estimate the economic effects pandemic-related reductions in elective procedures and outpatient revenues might have, and argues for targeted government financial support for smaller, independent, and more rural institutions.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Tennessee government to stop sharing information on known COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
The Republican governor Bill Lee's decision will place first responders such as paramedics, police and social workers at risk of catching the deadly infection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/tenn…

Life on the Edge
Frances Moore Lappe | progressive.org | 2020-06-02
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into uncharted territory, with challenges that we have never seen before, but also fresh opportunities.
progressive.org/magazine/life-on-the-edg…

COVID-19 outbreaks continue surge in meatpacking plants following forced reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Meatpacking plants continue to be a major source of COVID-19 transmission in US Midwestern states.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/meat…

'The U.S. vs China: Asia's New Cold War?' by Jude Woodward reviewed by Sean Ledwith
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has slammed into the global system with almost the same impact we might expect from an asteroid strike. All aspects of economic, cultural and political activity on the planet have been devastated and disrupted in ways that seemed unimaginable just a few months ago.
mronline.org/2020/06/02/the-u-s-vs-china…

Washington, DC area begins reopening as coronavirus infections top 100,000
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
Public officials throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area are rushing to reopen the region's businesses, even as medical experts warn of the dangers of resuming normal economic activity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/wash…

Deploying Federal Troops in a War at Home Would Make a Bad Situation Worse
Zoltan Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Although the National Guard has often been used against civil rebellion, deploying federal military forces within the U.S. is a drastic and historically rare move. I've studied the history and geography of U.S. military interventions from the "Indian Wars" to the Middle East, and have documented only a handful of times that Army, Marines, or federalized National Guard forces have been used against U.S. citizens over the past century. For Trump to take such a profound leap would be an admission, as Gov. Walz stated, that a conflict at home is being equated to an "overseas war." Sending in soldiers trained for comb…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/deploying-fe…

Illinois Gov. Pritzker, others warn of Trump's dangerous turn
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
CHICAGO

In Defense of Antifa
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Since Donald Trump and his sycophantic henchman Bill Barr decided to label the movement known as Antifa a terrorist organization, people across the political spectrum are resurrecting their antipathy towards the phenomenon. This cacophony of charges and misconceptions has once again put this amorphous manifestation in the spotlight. The last time most people had even…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/in-defense-o…

e-Cigarette Hoodies and Backpacks Prompt FDA Warnings
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-02
Ten companies have received FDA warnings to stop manufacturing or selling products such as backpacks and hoodies that are designed to hold or hide electronic cigarettes.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Global Warming is Nuclear War
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Thermodynamically, we have greenhouse gas-bombed out of existence the pristine biosphere and its habitable climate that first cradled and nurtured the infancy of our species 2000 centuries ago, and then fed and protected the development and growth of that fragile chimera we call "civilization," which our potentates have been proudly boasting about for at least 8,000 years. And we're still bombing, now at an ever increasing rate.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/global-warmi…

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
An independent autopsy released by Floyd's family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position…
therealnews.com/stories/independent-auto…

Yemen: 'Hanging on by a thread', UN chief requests funding to meet staggering humanitarian crisis
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis "hanging on by a thread, their economy in tatters" and their institutions "facing near-collapse", the UN chief told a virtual pledging conference on Tuesday, calling for a demonstration of solidarity with some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
George Floyd's murder has to be understood as part of wider systemic politics indebted to the long legacy of a culture of racist terror that extends from slavery and Jim Crow to the scourge of racial mass incarceration and a politics of disposability…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/racial-domestic-te…

A Class Rebellion
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-class-rebellion/

US Sanctions Shipping Companies, Torpedoes Venezuela Oil-for-Food Deal
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-02
Washington is cracking down on swap deals that provide Venezuela with food, fuel and other vital imports in exchange for crude oil.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14894

Coronavirus a challenge, and opportunity, to fix remittances system than funnels billions home from abroad
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
With a euro here and a dollar there, remittances

New laws to criminalise public interest information
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-02
By TruePublica Editor: A new Declassified report published only a few days ago goes to show the situation we find our selves in right now. In the midst of a crisis, while the commentariat are lobbing rocks at each other over the endless scandals and the media are focused on the pandemic

'Dogged pragmatism' needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
'Dogged pragmatism' is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Atlanta's Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/black-man-lab-at…

The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Atlanta's Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/black-man-lab-at…

Australia's richest "Top 20" soar further in wealth during pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
The results illustrate the immense concentration of wealth since governments bailed out the financial elite after the 2008–09 economic breakdown.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/rich…

Thank you, rioters
Daniel Taylor | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
Once again, Black America has surged to the front lines of the global struggle. This year, the United States has stood out primarily as a leading centre of right-wing lunacy, political breakdown and murderous incompetence in the pandemic. Now, it is showing the world something else: the potential for sudden eruptions of mass resistance that …
mronline.org/2020/06/02/thank-you-rioter…

Is It Time to Boycott the USA?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
In his infinite ignorance, Donald Trump has invited world leaders to the White House for a face-to-face meeting at the end of June. Unlike the other countries in the G7, the United States has yet to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. One of the hotspots that the White House itself has identified is none…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/is-it-time-t…

Indian government abandons lockdown measures as coronavirus infections soar
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
An epidemiologist who is advising the government on its plan to "reopen" the economy blithely acknowledged that it will result in a catastrophic loss of life, declaring that "India may see at least two million deaths."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/indi…

Serial TV and indignities of class: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Normal People,' 'Little Fires Everywhere'
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
One of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is the accentuation of already exacerbated class differences. Yes, "middle-class" digital workers cheered what amounts to working-class first responders from their windows, but that did not result in increased pay for these workers performing the most dangerous tasks involving medical treatment and food supplies. Jeering from the …
peoplesworld.org/article/serial-tv-and-i…

New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
A lot has been said about the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, both in terms of conspiracy theories and scientific evidence. While the conspiracy theorists still spitefully campaign that the novel coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab or it was accidentally leaked from the lab, evidence contradicts such malicious notions and has firmly said that the virus has natural roots. It has also been said that the novel coronavirus jumped to humans from bats via another mammal, the pangolins. | In a latest development, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangem…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/02/new-study…

The Absurdity of Hope
Danny Antonelli | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Of all the evils released by Pandora from her jar, the evil that was left behind, HOPE, is obviously the worst of all. I can remember clearly going to a play by Fernando Arrabal in a little theatre off Melrose, both because I was interested in theatre of the absurd and because some actor friends…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/the-absurdit…

Trump's "Free Speech:" Doctrine: Never, Ever, Ever Mention He's a Liar
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
On May 28, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order on "Preventing Online Censorship." From the title and the document respectively we can draw to two lessons. First: Never, ever, ever believe the title of a government document. The internal texts of congressional bills and resolutions, as well as executive branch orders, "findings," intelligence…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/trumps-free-…

Bolsonaro and Trump: Separated at Birth
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
The tricks of Mother Nature There are two types of twins

This Is Not a Revolution. It's a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
"When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you–pull your beard, flick your face–to make you fight. Because once they've got you violent, then they know how to handle you." –John Lennon Brace yourselves. There is something being concocted in the dens of power,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/this-is-not-…

Sinister Flatulence: Trump Versus Twitter
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
Sawing off the branch you sit on can hardly be the best of policies. But that all depends on the nature of the branch. US President Donald Trump has huffed himself into another small historical moment, going on the offensive against social media companies using the very language his faux progressive opponents use against them.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/sinister-fla…

The BLM's License to Destroy Sagebrush Ecosystems
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now taking comments on a massive vegetation project for the Great Basin and adjacent areas of the Colorado Plateau. The PEIS for Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration in the Great Basin (the Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration PEIS) analyzes several options for carrying out fuel reduction and rangeland…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/the-blms-lic…

U.S. Urban Riots Revisited
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
What follows is an updated essay on the "perennial nature of U.S. urban riots" which I wrote a little over five years ago. The original version appeared on my blog on 9 May 2015 following racial rioting in the city of Baltimore. The murder of George Floyd, an African American, by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/u-s-urban-ri…

How Much Violence and Destruction is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects?
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/how-much-vio…

'Completely Overcome With Rage' F1 Champ Says on Floyd's Death
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton joined the voices publicly condemning the murder of the Afro-descendant George Floyd through a highly emotional message. | RELATED: | Australia to Investigate US Police Assault on Aussie Reporters | "This past week has been so dark. I have failed to keep hold of my emotions. I have felt so much anger, sadness, and di…
telesurenglish.net/news/Completely-Overc…

Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …
peoplesworld.org/article/two-knees-one-a…

Philippines Backtracks on Ending US Military Pact
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
The Philippines government announced Tuesday that will extend the military pact with the United States and suspend the termination it had stated back in February 2020 and had a 180-day legal effect. | RELATED: | Trump 'Doesn't Mind' If Philippines Cuts Military Pact With US | "The suspension shall start on even date and shall continue for six months, which period is extendible by the Philippines for another six months," after which the countdown to termination "shall resume," a Ju…
telesurenglish.net/news/Philippines-Back…

Easy Jet to Resume Flights to European Destinations in August
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
The EasyJet airline Tuesday announced plans to restart flights in most of its routes this summer, with flights from all of its U.K. airports during July and August. | RELATED: | Hackers Crack EasyJet and Access Data of 9 Million Customers | EasyJet will fly half of its 1,022 routes in July and 75% in August, although with lower frequencies. | This will represent just under a third of its normal capacity in the high season. | The move comes after it announced that it would reduc…
telesurenglish.net/news/easyjet-to-resum…

Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-02
Minneapolis, MN

Who's Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why?
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-02
The corporate media and corporate politicians are paralyzed with indecision. Which fake myth do we adhere to? "Black people burning down their own neighborhoods" or "outside agitators"? What if it's both, and more…? Media coverage of the past few days and nights of the multiracial uprising that is currently taking place in various forms in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/whos-trashing…

Malcolm X on Being American
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/malcolm-x-on…

5G, novo campo da corrida aos armamentos
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Na base aérea de Nellis, no Nevada

5G, nuovo campo della corsa agli armamenti
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Alla base aerea Nellis in Nevada

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls for action committees to counter COVID-19 and defend jobs
wsws.org | 2020-06-02
In defending their rights, workers cannot rely on the trade unions which have become appendages of big business.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/02/seps…

Johnson facing Tory revolt over plans to end remote voting in parliament
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
Boris Johnson is facing a Tory revolt over controversial plans to end online voting in parliament, which could exclude vulnerable MPs from representing their constituents fully during the coronavirus crisis. | Senior conservatives including select committee chairs and a former Cabinet minister have tabled amendments to government plans to force all MPs to vote in person when they return on Tuesday. | MPs have been able to either attend parliament in person or contribute online during the pande…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/02/johnson-…

George Floyd Endgame: Martial Law and a Police State
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
It is disturbing to hear people who should know better describe the George Floyd riots as anarchism. The riots are not anarchistic, they are nihilistic. The people engaged in looting, arson, and widespread assault have zero comprehension of political philosophy….
globalresearch.ca/george-floyd-endgame-m…

Two Bimbo Bakery Workers Dead, Others Fired After Raising COVID-19 Concerns
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Two workers who were employed at Bimbo Bakeries USA's Cicero factory have passed away due to COVID-19, according to records from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. | Their deaths come after the company fired two other employees who were quoted in a Cicero Independiente article published on April 7 raising concerns about the lack of workplace safety during the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to the two deaths, Bimbo Bakery USA workers, many of whom are organizing with a group called Black Workers Matter, accused the company's Cicero factory of lacking proper sanitation, failing to enforce social distancing, and bei…
popularresistance.org/two-bimbo-bakery-w…

Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They're Trying To Ruin Him
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.
popularresistance.org/steven-donziger-ch…

The Treason Of The Ruling Class
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The ruling elites no longer have legitimacy. They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state. What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a "public thing" or the "property of a people," has been transformed into an instrument of naked pillage and repression on behalf of a global corporate oligarchy. We are serfs ruled by obscenely rich, omnipotent masters who loot the U.S. Treasury, pay little or no taxes and have perverted the judiciary, the media and the legislative branches of government to strip us of civil liberties and give them the freedom to comm…
popularresistance.org/the-treason-of-the…

Poor Neighborhoods Are Only Getting Poorer
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The latest maps of coronavirus cases in the U.S. confirm much of what we already know about the economics of location: People in poor neighborhoods have it worse. Health care isn't as accessible, the ability to socially distance is less, and many residents fall into the role of essential workers, unable to work from home. What new research shows is that number of poor neighborhoods in metropolitan areas has actually doubled from 1980

When Can A Soldier Disobey An Order?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
In March 1968, a U.S. infantry platoon under the command of 2nd Lt. William "Rusty" Calley conducted a raid of a hamlet called My Lai in Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam. After taking the hamlet, Calley ordered his men to round up the remaining civilians, herd them into a ditch, and gun them down. Somewhere between 350 and 500 civilians were killed on Calley's instruction. | Calley was court-martialed for his actions and charged with 22 counts of murder. At his trial, he testified that his company commander, Capt. Ernest Medina, had ordered him to kill "every living thing" in My Lai, telling him there were no…
popularresistance.org/when-can-a-soldier…

Refugee rights car cavalcade shows solidarity with Villawood detainees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-02
Refugees & migrants Coral WynterIssue 1268 Australia Villawood Detention Centre COVID-19 SydneyJune 2, 2020An "End Deten…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-…