Staff (2019-06-16). 'Treason!' Trump slams NYT claim of US cyberattacks on Russia's power grid as harmful fake news. rt.com Following a bombastic report that US government hackers are targeting Russia's power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to US credibility and national security.

Staff (2019-06-15). Kochs' Dark-Money Network Bankrolls Right-Wing "Free Speech Crisis" on Campuses. truthout.org Over the last few years, right-wing groups have cried that there is a "free speech crisis" on campuses and have pushed state governments to pass legislation that many professors and civil liberties advocates argue only makes the situation worse. | Speech First is the latest group to arise to challenge university speech policies. Launched in late 2017, it...

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-15). Richard Wolff: 'Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better'. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704...

Staff (2019-06-15). Child abuse? Outrage as US Army posts VIDEO of baby in helmet singing military song. rt.com The US Army has once again misjudged the internet, after apparently thinking it would be cute to post a video of small boy decked out in camouflage singing the military branch's official anthem. The Twitterati thought otherwise.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-15). Trump Regime Lurching Toward Possible War on Iran? globalresearch.ca The US is an aggressor state, its rage to control other nations, their resources and populations the greatest threat to world peace and stability. | Waging war requires selling it to manufacture public consent or at least prevent strong opposition. | Over ...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-15). The Development of India's "Space Force". Geopolitical and Strategic Implications. asia-pacificresearch.com ...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). 'Deep concerns' over UN official's trip to China's Xinjiang. aljazeera.com US says China could use UN visit to Xinjiang to portray repression of Uighurs as 'legitimate counterterrorism'.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Italy: New Anti-Immigration Bill Attacks NGO's Rescue Missions. telesurenglish.net Conducting rescue missions along the central Mediterranean may cost Italian non-governmental organizations (NGO) €50,000 (US$ 56,190) in fines, according to new security policies passed by Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, Friday. | RELATED: | Italy's 'Closed Ports' Policy Leaves Over 1,500 Africans Dead | The controversial bill was denounced by international organizations and aid groups alike as a "declaration of war against the NGOs who are saving lives at...

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Soldiers Attack Father And His Son, Confiscate Money, In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, a Palestinian home in Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, assaulted the father and his son while violently searching their home, and confiscated cash from the property. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed ...

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2019-06-15). Mike Pompeo Has a Hard Time Kicking Old Habits. mintpressnews.com "I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as he is as Secretary of State. Categorically blaming the Iranians for the recent oil attack tankers has left allies scratching their heads; and perhaps leaving foes thinking: "Thank God my enemy is so stupid"! | On June 13, 2019, as Ayatollah Khamenei was holding talks in Tehran with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, two oil tankers carrying oil to Jap...

plenglish (2019-06-15). Chile Searches for Workers Trapped in a Mine. plenglish.com 15 de junio de 2019, 00: 12Santiago de Chile, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Emergency personnel and firefighters have continued searching in hope of rescueing three Bolivian miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Tocopilla, northern Chile.

Berkeley Copwatch (2019-06-15). Know Your Rights! Training with Berkeley Copwatch. indybay.org The Grassroots House | 2022 Blake Street | Berkeley, CA 94705 | * The Grassroots House is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at berkeleycopwatch@yahoo.com with any accessibility requests.

Committee To Defend Maritime Jobs (2019-06-15). Are you 'double-timing' us with Portland? Oakland Demos Back A's Billionaire. indybay.org Oakland City Council Demo Rebecca Kaplan Charged that Oakland A's bilionaire owner John Fisher maybe "double timing" Oakland in a deal playing Oakland off Portland to take over port land. Despite the opposition of ILWU Local 10 and all other Port of Oakland labor the Oakland City Council voted unaimously to back the A's fast track bills by Demos Rob Bonta and Nancy Skinner to ignore the zoning and build a stadium on Howard Terminal i the Port of Oakland...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Benton Harbor, Michigan: School board votes to oppose governor's ultimatum to close high school. wsws.org Thousands of students and residents of Benton Harbor have rallied to the defense of the city's only high school, opposing the diktat of Michigan's Democratic governor.

Mark Taliano (2019-06-15). NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation. globalresearch.ca NATO terrorists murdered the Grand Mufti's son. They murdered the Minister of Reconciliation's[1] son, all with a view to corrupting the Syrian government and to bending its will. It didn't work. | NATO terrorists murdered about 25,000 innocent people in Aleppo ...

unitedEditor (2019-06-15). Shinzo Abe in Iran: a dove of peace or a foreshadower of mayhem? uwidata.com As the situation around Iran continues deteriorating, Japan has taken up an initiative to broker peace and to scale down the tensions between Washington and Tehran. While the situation kept aggravating, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was heading on a diplomatic mission to Iran. The reports on the Japanese Prime Minister's forthcoming visit on ...

AMTB (2019-06-15). Amah Mutsun Announce Removal of El Camino Real "Mission Bell" from UCSC Campus. indybay.org On Friday June 21 at 9: 30am, representatives of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and the UC Santa Cruz administration will assemble on campus with interested community members to witness the removal of the El Camino Real bell marker.

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Surgeons Successfully Remove Israeli Bullet From Head Of Palestinian Baby. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Friday, that American surgeons, in cooperation with Palestinian counterparts, managed to remove a bullet from the head of a Palestinian baby, who was shot with a live Israeli army round. The Health Ministry stated that the Americans surgeon, in cooperation with the Palestine Child ...

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (2019-06-15). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. theantimedia.com (FAIR) — I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the ...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Iran renews ultimatum over nuclear deal amid tanker tensions. aljazeera.com Rouhani says he needs to see 'positive signals' from other signatories, or Iran will further scale back its compliance.

The Canary (2019-06-15). Veteran republican 'unrepentant', mourners told at his funeral. thecanary.co A veteran republican who opposed the peace process died "unrepentant", hundreds of mourners in West Belfast were told.Billy McKee, who died on Tuesday aged 97, was a founding member of the Provisional IRA, and a staunch critic of Sinn Fein's embrace of non-violence.His funeral was held on Saturday at St Peter's Cathedral. | Billy McKee died an "unrepentant" republican. @PA pic.twitter.com/XlVeFLLlBo

WSWS (2019-06-15). Democrats seize on Trump comment to push their anti-Russia campaign. wsws.org The reaction of the Democrats to Trump's latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-15). European Court Condemns Greece's Migrant Kid Lockups. hrw.org | | Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police.
| © 2015 Kelly Lynn Lunde | This week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled for the second time in four months against Greece's abusive practice of locking up unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children in police cells under the so-called "protective custody" regime. | The problem seems to be gettin...

Ed Sykes (2019-06-15). Trump talks about 'nations of terror'. Has he never met the United States? thecanary.co On 14 June, Donald Trump called Iran "a nation of terror" amid increasing tensions. That showed real nerve. Because the US is probably the 'nation of terror'. And it's held that position for many, many decades. | Wasn't 'terrorism' an official US policy?: | As Noam Chomsky has...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after backlash. aljazeera.com Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces suspension of controversial bill, saying it had caused 'a lot of division'.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-15). CA State Capitol Juneteenth Watch Party ~ H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice. indybay.org US House of Representatives ~ Rayburn Building | Judiciary - Subcommittee on the Constitution | Washington, DC...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Kenya police officers killed in blast near Somalia border. aljazeera.com At least 10 officers killed after vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in in Wajir County near Somali border.

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Hong Kong protests: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Carrie Lam delayed a proposed law to allow people to be extradited to mainland China.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). US: Washington Sees Unveiling of First Palestinian Art Museum. telesurenglish.net The first Palestinian museum in Washinton D.C. opened its doors Saturday, displaying priceless collections of art and documents gathered from around the world for visitors. | RELATED: | US School District Pulls Palestine Course After Backlash | The Museum of Palestinian People (MPP) is the second museum of its kind in the U.S. and is currently showcasing work by five artists. The temporary exhibit is called "Reimagining a Future" and fea...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Twitter deletes Saudi journalist's call for bombing of Al Jazeera. aljazeera.com In a series of now-removed posts, Khaled al-Matrafi said Al Jazeera was 'legitimate target' for Saudi-UAE-led coalition.

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Venezuelans rush to enter Peru before new rules imposed. aljazeera.com Thousands of migrants cross into Peru ahead of the deadline for all Venezuelans to have valid visas and passports.

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Weapon Malfunction Kills A Qassam Fighter In Gaza. imemc.org The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, due to a malfunction in his weapon. In a statement, the Brigades identified the fighter as Mohammad Farid Kalloub, 25, from the Shati' refugee camp, in Gaza city. The Palestinian was ...

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-15). 2019 Juneteenth Reparations Congressional Hearing. indybay.org At the San Francisco Presidio a Juneteenth Board Meeting of the Presidio Trust may quantify and qualify "Slavery in California" as part of the broader National conversation. Congressional Hearings on H.R. 40 on Juneteenth National Freedom Day is very symbolic, substance to be seen.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). India Imposes New Tariffs On U.S. Goods. telesurenglish.net The tariffs are mainly imposed on agricultural goods such as walnuts, apples and almonds. Similar to the tariffs China imposed, India is targeting locations that have been traditionally Republican. | The announcement to strip India of its special trade status was already made in May by the Trump administration. | India was the country that benefited most of the Generalized System of Preferences with a total of $5.7 Billion in imports with the United States. The country also exported vehicle parts, jewelry, cables, leather products and building material to the United States. | The trade deficit between the Un...

Staff (2019-06-15). 'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims. rt.com Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong?

David Rovics (2019-06-15). The Joy of Touring. dissidentvoice.org I've been on a sort of paternity leave since last winter. I say "sort of" because it's not like I have an employer or anything — taking a leave for me means not touring, and mounting credit card debt. The reality that it is time to book a major tour becomes undeniable, when the debt ...

Laborfest (2019-06-15). Laborfest: S.F. Mime Troupe: Treasure Island. indybay.org Dolores Park, Dolores St &, 19th St.San Francisco | J Church Metro; 16th St BART...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger talks collapse. wsws.org Both companies have stated that the deal was blocked at the final hour by the French government of President Emmanuel Macron.

WSWS (2019-06-15). HBO's Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism. wsws.org Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility's nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.

Staff (2019-06-15). The truth...isn't out there? Trump had meeting on UFOs but 'doesn't believe' in them. rt.com In a new twist that will either douse a million conspiracy theories or ignite twice as many new ones, President Donald Trump has said he's met with officials about UFOs, but also that he doesn't "particularly" believe in them. |

Editor (2019-06-15). WWP Editorial: No war on Iran! workers.org The U.S. government is charging that on June 13 Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz — the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous. The threat of yet another U.S. military aggression in an area already devastated by decades of war is very real. . . . | Continue reading WWP Editorial: No war on Iran! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Houthi Drone Attacks Continue to Target Airport in Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The Qasif K2 drones struck the control rooms in Jizan airport as well as the refueling station in Abha, according to a spokesperson of the Yemeni armed forces. The attacks were stated to be an act of retaliation against Saudi Arabia's war against the impoverished nation. | The Houthi milita has increased its attacks on airports in recent days and launched major attacks on oil-pipelines in Saudi Arabia. | The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthi movement in Yemen said earlier strikes on the Airport in Abha was proof of Iranian support for what it called cross-border terrorism.

WSWS (2019-06-15). WikiLeaks publisher Assange faces US extradition trial next February. wsws.org The UK government has made clear that it will do everything possible to expedite Washington's vindictive attempt to render the courageous journalist to face imprisonment, torture, and execution in the US.

Kate Zeller (2019-06-15). Archbishop, Evangelical Leader and Head of Catholic Charities Call for Puerto Rico Pension. indybay.org San Juan, Puerto Rico - Archbishop Roberto González, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement calling for support of pension agreements and debt and disaster relief for the island on Friday.

WSWS (2019-06-15). Police murder in Memphis. wsws.org The conditions in Memphis exemplify the economic and social conditions behind the reign of police violence in working class communities.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). US Court Backs Trump Transgender Ban, Reverses Lower Court. telesurenglish.net President Trump triumphed in his efforts to ban transgender people from the military after the U.S. appeals court Friday ordered U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to review her ruling. | RELATED: | WHO Stops Categorizing Transgender as 'Mental Disorder' | The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals alleged Seattle's Judge Pechman failed to give the policy sufficient...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). India journalists decry 'escalating attacks' on press freedom. aljazeera.com Recent arrests appear to follow a pattern of attacks on press freedom since Modi's ascension to power, journalists say.

WSWS (2019-06-15). Sudan's opposition leaders capitulate to the military junta. wsws.org The AFC has handed the initiative to the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ousted long-term dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April to prevent the overthrow of the entire regime...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran. wsws.org Trump's absurd lies about Iranian responsibility for an attack on two tankers in the Persian Gulf directly contradicted claims by the owner of one of the ships.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Swiss Women Rallied Against Labor Discrimination, Wage Gaps. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Swiss women Friday took to the streets at 3: 24 pm to symbolize the moment at which they "stop being paid" due to the wage discrimination they suffer. | RELATED: | 20,000 People Rally For Wage Equality in Switzerland | "There are still many inequalities that we must change. Women have been fighting for equality and things are moving but too slowly," Stephanie, a 25-year teacher, said and explained that the Swiss culture still preserves many features of "sexism and prejudice ag...

Stan Santos (2019-06-15). Stop AB 1366 Deregulation of Telecommunications in California! indybay.org AB 1366 (Gonzalez) would end the ability of California representatives and watchdog agencies to protect critical communications infrastructure and services.

Bryan Wall (2019-06-15). Adding the Irish PM to a list of 'Rainbow Icons' is causing anger and controversy in the LGBTQI+ community. thecanary.co In a controversial move, an Irish LGBTQI+ group has added prime minister Leo Varadkar to its list of "Rainbow Icons". Gay Community News ( GCN) announced on Twitter that it had added Varadkar to its list.But people have reacted negatively to the addition, with some accusi...

Jason Hirthler (2019-06-15). The Neoliberal Rearguard. dissidentvoice.org Once declared by The New York Times to be, "the most important intellectual alive," a quote it surely regrets, prolific gadfly Noam Chomsky has said that, "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." How true. However, the same dictator might find the sloppy, often incoherent work of that uniform press ...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Hong Kong to suspend divisive extradition bill, say reports. aljazeera.com Leader Carrie Lam is expected to address local media after several pro-Beijing politicians called for pause on bill.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Venezuela Scenario: US Launches Attack On Russia's Power Grid. telesurenglish.net According to an exclusive report published by the New York Times, the United States government has planted malware in Russia's electrical grid system in an act of revenge for "Russian interference," according to former and current government officials. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | It seems that Venezuela was a testing ground for the Trump admi...

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2019-06-15). Pompeo's "Tanker Narrative" against Iran."Thank God my Enemy is so Stupid"! globalresearch.ca "I was the CIA director. We lied, We Cheated, We Stole". — Mike Pompeo | It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits. He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as ...

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Illegal Colonialist Settlers Occupy A Palestinian Store In Hebron. imemc.org Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded and occupied, Saturday, a store owned by the Palestinian Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs, near the Old Vegetables Market in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Hebron Construction Committee, Lawyer Tawfiq ...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Indian prime minister boosts strategic ties with the Maldives and Sri Lanka. wsws.org Modi's visits were to make clear that New Delhi is determined to prevent China regaining influence in the two Indian Ocean island nations.

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at dawn, many Palestinian political prisoners in Asqalan Prison, and conducted very violent searches of their rooms and property. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the attack comes one day before the planned hunger strike in the prison due to the escalating Israeli ...

splcenter (2019-06-15). Weekend Read: The painful persistence of corporal punishment. splcenter.org Across the country, numerous public institutions are legally responsible for children every day.

Rémy Herrera (2019-06-15). A Marxist view from France of the European elections. workers.org Herrera is a Marxist economist and researcher at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), who works at the Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris. He wrote this article on May 31. Workers World staff translated it. A close look at the results of the European parliamentary elections held . . . | Continue reading A Marxist view from France of the European elections at Workers.org

DXE (2019-06-15). 75+ Arrested as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Petaluma Slaughterhouse. indybay.org Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Modi's economic paradox: Strong growth, but where are the jobs?>. aljazeera.com Modi won a landslide election, but with unemployment in India at a 45-year high, what went wrong in his first term?>

Staff (2019-06-15). The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its War on Federal Workers. truthout.org Claiming over 650,000 members in the United States and overseas, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) stands as the nation's largest federal and D.C. government employee labor union. The union represents employees who provide care and support for veterans, the elderly and disabled, and people in need of housing through the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with other federal agencies. | A statement on the AFGE website describes these employ...

Orion Edmonson (2019-06-15). Basta !!! Free Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil. indybay.org Fruitvale and MacArthur Oakland...

Staff (2019-06-15). Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH in Russian power grid... media shrugs. rt.com The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. |

Staff (2019-06-15). Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga. truthout.org This article was originally published at Labor Notes.It was a bad sign. On the day voting began at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the shift change suddenly turned blue. | Throngs of workers were passing through the factory turnstiles in both directions, as the day shift ended and the night shift began. On the preceding days, handfuls of union supporters in bright green shirts were there to hand out flyers and banter with their co-workers. | But on Wednesday, instead of bustling union activists, a sea of workers passed quietly through the turnstiles wear...

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-06-15). Assange is being prosecuted for 'exposing the crimes of empire', says award winning journalist. thecanary.co Award-winning journalist Christopher Hedges accused the UK and US authorities of 'judicially lynching' Julian Assange. Speaking outside Westminster Magistrates' Court, Hedges said he came to London from the US "to speak out against"

John Shafthauer (2019-06-15). Change UK changes its name to 'Chuka Umunna is a Cheating, Lying B*stard'. thecanary.co Change UK has gone by many names, including: | The Independent Group. | Inertia. | Chuka Umunna Vanity Project 2019. | Despite the party primarily being setup to massage Umunna's considerable ego, the man himself has now left. Consequently, the idiots who put their trust in this obvious political chancer are furious with him. To make their anger manifest, they've changed the name of their political shindig to 'Chuka Umunna is a Cheating, Lying Bastard' (CUCLB). | Grief: | When Umunna first left, his CUCLB acolytes entered into the five stages of grief. Anna Soubry said upon his departure: I can't believe t...

East Bay Bike Party (2019-06-15). East Bay Bike Party June: Pirates on Vacation Island. indybay.org Meet at West Oakland BART...

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Bolivian Miner Found Dead in Chilean Mine: Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net After a 36 hour rescue effort, only one of the three male Bolivian workers trapped in a northern Chilean mine since Thursday has been found alive, while another was found dead. One miner is still missing and rescue workers continue to search for him. | Leonardo Condori, 57, was found alive in the mine, located in the Antofogasta region, as reported by Bolivian President Evo Morales Saturday morning via Twitter. Authorities haven't confirmed which of the other two who had been missing since Thursday—Lenin Veinzaga or Salomon Veinzaga, age 19—was found deceased at the site. | Por otro lado, se confi...

Hans Stehling (2019-06-15). Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman. In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight. globalresearch.ca It is known that the US has for long had a comprehensive and combined plan with Israel to attack Iranian targets with huge, non-nuclear, bunker-busting, 10 ton, GBU-43 air-blast bombs capable of destroying the deepest underground installations — these are ...

Eds. (2019-06-15). Capital and climate in the critique of the State. mronline.org This is the second in a series of posts comprising a symposium on the Marxist tradition of state theory and its contemporary lineages. | Source

Staff (2019-06-15). Hack away! NYT says US planted CYBER KILL SWITCH into Russian power grid... media shrugs. rt.com The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has "aggressively" hacked Russia's power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. |

Oakland Privacy (2019-06-15). Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA...

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-15). Encouraging Illegal Planting of Bt Brinjal in India: Political Posturing, Displaying Contempt for the Wider Public Interest. asia-pacificresearch.com ...

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Missy Elliot: First Woman Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame. telesurenglish.net Music history was made Thursday after Missy Elliot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as the first female hip hop artist and third rapper to receive the honor. | RELATED: | Kendrick Lamar: 1st Rapper to Win Pulitzer Prize | The ceremony kicked off with performances from up-and-coming, singer-rapper Lizzo and Chicago's own Da Brat, and was later followed by congratulatory messages from actor and singer, Queen Latifa, as well as the former first lady, Michelle Obama. | In a record...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). US focus on building consensus after oil tanker attacks: Pentagon. aljazeera.com US working on contingency plans and broadening international support for standoff with Iran, US defence secretary says.

Bereket Habte Selassie (2019-06-15). Will President Isaias Afwerki Respond Positively To Open "Reawakening" Letter By Pan-Africanists Including Wole Soyinka? blackstarnews.com Afwerki--Photo: Facebook | | The Open Letter our African brothers and sisters wrote to Eritrea's Head of State, Isaias Afwerki, is a breath of fresh air in the stale atmosphere of African politics and diplomacy. It came on the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the African Union (AU), which falls one day after Eritrea's Independence Day, and it thus carries a poignant symbolic significance. | | It signifies a Pan-Africanist spirit as well as reflecti...

Californians for Pesticide Reform (2019-06-15). Pesticide Use Remains Near Record High in California, State Data Shows. indybay.org Sacramento, CA, June 13, 2019: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Included in this total are increases in use of the brain-damaging organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, the soil fumigant chloropicrin, and the cancer-causing fungicides chlorothalonil and mancozeb. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's blockbuster herbicide Roundup, continues to be among the most widely used pesticides in California.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-15). US-India Strategic Partnership: Pompeo Hinted at a Big "Surprise". Contain both Russia and China. asia-pacificresearch.com ...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Nigeria land struggle: Farmers fight over resources. aljazeera.com For centuries, the Fulani people have lived interdependent lives with the farmers but the past 30 years have tested that harmony.

South Front (2019-06-15). Video: Mysterious Attacks on Oil Tankers Around Persian Gulf. globalresearch.ca The tensions continued to grow around the Persian Gulf following a cruise missile strike on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport carried out by the Houthis on June 12. | On June 13, Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous oil ...

Labor Video Project (2019-06-15). The Olympics, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & Capitalism. indybay.org Professor George Wright discusses how the Japanese Abe government was able to bring the 2020 Olympics to Japan and organize the baseball games and Para Olympics at Fukushima. The Abe government has said that Fukushima has been "decontaminated" and although this is not the case, the Olympic committee officials have accepted this whitewashing of the dangers of Fukushima.

Students for Socialism Club (2019-06-15). The French Yellow Vest Movement. indybay.org Berkeley City College auditorium | 2050 Center St. | Berkeley, CA 94704...

EWG (2019-06-15). Toxic Fluorinated Chemical (PFAS) Found in Supermarket Foods. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Milk, Bread, Eggs, Green Beans. globalresearch.ca Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. | The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that ...

Pablo Navarrete (2019-06-15). Remembering Grenfell, fighting for justice. thecanary.co Two years on from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, residents, family, friends and supporters gather to remember and say 'never again'. | By Pablo Navarrete

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2019-06-15). Disruption in the world of trade. mronline.org What is noteworthy is that the deceleration in import volume growth has been particularly marked in the emerging economies of Asia and Latin America, pointing to a loss of momentum in the countries that were expected to be new growth poles in the immediate aftermath of the 2007 crisis. | Source

Jason Ditz (2019-06-15). US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — US military intelligence agency the DIA has issued a new statement directly accusing the Russian government of conducting low-yield nuclear tests in the course of developing more advanced nuclear arms. This is the second time the DIA has suggested Russia was conducting nuclear tests in the past month. The statement today, as with the previous one, came with no ...

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-06-15). 7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident. iranian.com In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence. "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar ...

WSWS (2019-06-15). NYPD disciplinary trial of cop who killed Eric Garner concludes. wsws.org Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD's trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.

WSWS (2019-06-15). Ex-US President Clinton visits Kosovo to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO bombardment of Serbia. wsws.org The imperialist onslaught against Yugoslavia was launched by the Clinton administration under the hypocritical banner of "human rights."

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Zuzana Caputova Swears in as First Woman President of Slovakia. telesurenglish.net Environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova was sworn in Saturday as Slovakia's first female president. She ratified her commitment to battle climate change and strengthen the European Union (EU) during her inauguration speech. | RELATED: | Slovakia: Environmental Lawyer Leads Presidential Race | "Europe, with us as a party, must be a spiritual leader to combat global threats," the new head of state said in her speech after taking the oath of office before parliamentary legislators. | Embraci...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Activist Lauri Love and others speak out in defence of Assange. wsws.org Members of the Julian Assange Defence Committee and the SEP were joined by people from across London and further afield, including two "Yellow Vest" protestors from France.

Laura Wells (2019-06-15). Report Back From Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705...

Craig Murray (2019-06-15). The Gulf of Credibility. False Flag, Ludicrous Allegation. Iran Rescued the Crew of the Japanese Tanker. globalresearch.ca I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in ...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2019-06-15). French hospital workers strike against Macron's health cuts. wsws.org Hospital strikes against the deterioration of the health system that began in March in Paris are now spreading throughout France.

Eds. (2019-06-15). Global inequality in a time of climate emergency. mronline.org Our worlds richest have a great deal of money. They also have the power to decide whether our civilization sinks or swims. So what can we do? | Source

Tom Anderson (2019-06-15). Palestinian and Jewish activists call on musician and social justice activist Xavier Rudd to cancel concerts in Israel. thecanary.co Australian Palestinian and Jewish activists have called on singer and songwriter Xavier Rudd to cancel his planned concert in Israel: We are Australians, some of Palestinian background, some Jewish, and all for universal and equal human rights, who support the Palestinian call for artists, sportspeople, and others to boycott Israel until indigenous Pales...

Staff (2019-06-15). Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy. truthout.org The Supreme Court is poised to decide two cases that could prove devastating to the right to vote — the very foundation of a democracy. One case will review the Trump administration's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The other will consider whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional. They are related because the citizenship question would "allow Republicans to draft even more extreme gerrymandered maps to stymie Democrats," the New York Times reported. | "It's hard to overstate th...

La Pena Cultural Center (2019-06-15). Frida Kahlo's Birthday Market. indybay.org La Pena Cultural Center | 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 — just 2 blocks from Ashby Bart!

The Real News Network (2019-06-15). Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran? dissidentvoice.org Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth.

Labor Video Project (2019-06-15). Brazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19. indybay.org Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government.

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Mexico: Migrants Attacked, Salvadorian Woman Dead. telesurenglish.net A Salvadoran woman died Friday and two men were wounded in an armed attack on the pickup truck that the migrants were riding in while traveling through Veracruz State in Mexico. | RELATED: | Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country' | Jose Francisco Gonzalez, 55, who suffered a bullet wound to his left foot and Jose Roberto de Paz, 26, who was shot in his left hand, were both taken to a hospital in Las Choapas, Veracruz to be cared for. | Although the attackers ha...

The Radical Zine (2019-06-15). The Radical Zine Reading and Art Show Night. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-15). John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705...

Kate Zeller (2019-06-15). Financial Transparency Legislation Clears House Financial Services Committee. indybay.org The bill would create a database of the real "beneficial owners" of American companies, potentially unmasking the true owners of thousands of shell companies.

Staff (2019-06-15). Hong Kong Leader Delays Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests. truthdig.com Activists say it falls short and plan more demonstrations as many fear for freedoms enjoyed in the former colony but not in mainland China.

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Saudi coalition hits Houthi positions in Yemen capital: Report. aljazeera.com Saudi-led coalition's reported attacks on Houthis in Sanaa come amid sharp escalation on both sides in recent days.

DXE (2019-06-15). Video from Animal Rights Activists Convergence at Petaluma Slaughterhouse. indybay.org Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Accused Christchurch terrorist in court, trial set for next year. wsws.org Three months after New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, public discussion of the political causes of the attack and the role of state agencies is being effectively censored.

Laborfest (2019-06-15). Laborfest: Labor History Story Telling. indybay.org San Francisco Labor Council, 1188 Franklin, #203, SF | Buses: 1 (Sacramento to Franklin), 2 & 3 (Sutter to Franklin), 38 Geary to Franklin, 47 and 49 (Van Ness to Geary).

teleSUR (2019-06-15). WHO: Congo's Ebola Outbreak Not International Emergency. telesurenglish.net A special World Health Organization (WHO) committee has decided to not declare an international emergency of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, saying to do so would cause too much economic harm on the already poverty-stricken nation. | RELATED: | Ebola: 2,000 People Infected in Democratic Republic of Congo | "This is not a global emergency, it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo," Dr. Preben Aavitsland,...

Oakland Museum of California (2019-06-15). In Conversation: Black Trans Women on Resilience and Strength. indybay.org Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street | Oakland, CA 94607...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject UAW for second time. wsws.org The union has been further discredited by revelations that top negotiators took huge payoffs from Fiat Chrysler to obtain favorable contract terms.

EWG (2019-06-15). Roundup for Breakfast: Monsanto's Weed Killer Found in All Kids' Cereals Sampled. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2018 | A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These ...

The Canary (2019-06-15). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe begins new hunger strike in Iran jail. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe — the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges — has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said.Richard Ratcliffe said he had received a phone call from his wife to tell him she had informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment".Mr Ratcliffe said he would also not eat for the duration of her protest.He said his wife's decision followed the fifth birthday of their daughter, Gabriella, who has not been allowed to leave Iran following her mother's arrest in 2016 and is living with her grandparents.Richard Ratc...

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-15). California Juneteenth National Freedom Day. indybay.org West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia's problems. aljazeera.com Neither Hungary nor Myanmar have a 'Muslim population' problem.

Impeach (2019-06-15). #ImpeachTrump & Women's Rights Rally in San Jose. indybay.org San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, 95113...

Staff (2019-06-15). Bolton and Pompeo Are Trying to Start Another Forever War. truthout.org It is becoming increasingly evident that National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—President Trump's top two foreign policy appointees—are manufacturing a crisis in order to catapult the United States into an explosive conflict with Iran. | This shouldn't be remotely surprising, given their track records of supporting regime change across the Middle East, opposing the Ira...

WSWS (2019-06-15). Austrian billionaire takes over leading German chain store. wsws.org The takeover by René Benko of the major German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will result in more branch closures and cuts to jobs and wages.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-15). Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future. globalresearch.ca The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan's leading role in this vision. | President Putin's keynote speech at the SCO was brief but concise, laying out Russia's envisioned future ...

Staff (2019-06-15). Don't Accept the "New Normal" — Keep Outrage Alive. truthout.org All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to. — Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the RyeOn Tuesday, after Donald Trump blew kisses at North Korea when it was revealed the regime had assassinated a CIA "asset" by spraying VX nerve agent in his face in the middle of a crowded airport, a friend asked me: "Is your capacity for shock as burned out as mine?" | The asset, by the bye, was Kim Jong Nam, half-bro...

aljazeera (2019-06-15). US-Iran debates: Fake writers and state-funded trolling. aljazeera.com Tax-funded smears & a fake activist: worrying twists in the US-Iran propaganda war. Plus, Algeria's YouTube influencers.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). How Colombia's former army chief is drowning in his own buckets of blood. colombiareports.com General Mario Montoya, who former President Alvaro Uribe considers a national hero, is being exposed by his former subordinates as one of the cruelest and most bloodthirsty war criminals in...

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Bougainville: Australia positions itself as chief new coloniser ahead of referendum. greenleft.org.au A spokesperson for the Bougainville Hardliners Group has called on the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) to explain why the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were at the controversial Panguna mine site in central Bougainville on June 5. | AFP officers were seen taking GPS readings at the abandoned copper mine site. James Onartoo, a former leader of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, said the community has a right to know why they were there and what they were doing. | "I think the public is owed an explanation as to what is happening," said Onartoo. "To the best of my knowledge the AFP were ousted in 2007...

Ali Salam (2019-06-14). Israeli Forces Injure 49 Palestinians at Gaza Protest. imemc.org Israeli forces attacked hundreds of Palestinian protesters during the Great March of Return processions, Friday, on the border of the besieged Gaza Strip, reported WAFA News Agency. The Israeli army fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and high velocity gas bombs, at protesters and medics. Medical sources stated that 49 ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Migrant Caravan: Hundreds using secret convoys. aljazeera.com Convoys of trucks which head out from a little guarded border point between Guatemala and Mexico are controlled by people smugglers. Migrants have paid thousands of dollars to get to the US border.

EWG (2019-06-14). Fluorinated Compounds in Popular Supermarket Foods. globalresearch.ca Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. | The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that ...

amnesty (2019-06-14). Belarus: Amnesty International condemns another death sentence execution. amnesty.org Amnesty International condemns the reported execution of death row prisoner Alyaksandr Zhylnikau. On 13 June, his lawyer visited the prison and was told that Alyaksandr Zhylnikau had "served his sentence." As per common practice in Belarus, his family were not notified of the scheduled execution and will likely not receive official information of his execution for some time to come. It is also expected that his body will not be returned to them for burial nor the location of his burial site be disclosed.

George de Castro-Day (2019-06-14). Taking to the Streets. thenation.com Taking to the Streets...

Kevin Gosztola (2019-06-14). Facing Serious Charges, Judge Sets 'Long Timetable' For Assange To Prepare Defense Against Extradition. shadowproof.com In the United States government's extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his attorneys agreed to a "long timetable" so he may prepare his defense against "incredibly serious charges, which impact upon typical newsgathering activities." | Judge Emma Arbuthnot set a five-day hearing over the extradition request that will take place in late February 2020. One of the first major filings in the case will come from the U.S. government in July. | Assange faces 17 counts of allegedly violating the Espionage Act for publishing classified information from Chelsea Manning and one conspiracy to commit com...

Staff (2019-06-14). 'Intimidation attempt... against defenseless states': US Marines put on a show of air power (VIDEO). rt.com The recent 'elephant walk' of US Marine Corps helicopters and Osprey tilt-rotors is an impressive display of air power, but will likely intimidate only small countries without air defenses, a military expert tells RT.

Ron Jacobs (2019-06-14). Scott Noble's History of Resistance. counterpunch.org Scott Noble has been making documentary films for close to a decade. His films are consistently thoughtful and never superficial. Reminiscent of Chris Marker's documentary work in style and approach, Noble's films remind us that history is important. They also provoke a sense that it might still be possible to wrest the world away from More

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-06-14). The melodies of today's activism: Musical artists you should know. peoplesworld.org Paul Robeson sang the "Song of Freedom" about the strength of his people; Pete Seeger told the government, "Bring 'Em Home," regarding the troops in Vietnam; Nina Simone told "Old Jim Crow" that his reign of terror was over; Marvin Gaye asked the world "What's Going On" when it comes to injustice; and Rage Against ...

Pepe Escobar (2019-06-14). The Unipolar Moment Is Over. The Xi — Putin Relationship. globalresearch.ca Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St. Petersburg last Friday. | After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the legendary Aurora cruiser, and dropped in to examine the Renaissance masterpieces at the Hermitage. Cool, ...

Kevin Gosztola (2019-06-14). Facing Serious Charges, Judge Sets 'Long Timetable' For Assange To Prepare Defense Against Extradition. commondreams.org Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. (Photo: Screen shot from Ruptly livestream) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/assange.png...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-14). Contradicting Trump Claim of Iranian Mine Attack, Owner of Japanese Oil Tanker Says 'Flying Object' Likely Caused Explosions. commondreams.org "I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship," said Yutaka Katada | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/japanese_tanker.jpg...

Noor Al-Sibai (2019-06-14). Echoes of Flint in 'Chernobyl'. truthdig.com On May 30, toward the end of its five-week run on HBO, author Stephen King tweeted that the mini-series "Chernobyl" is impossible to watch without considering our feckless and incompetent president. "Like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor," King wrote, "[Donald Trump] is a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power—economic, global—that he does not understand." | May 30, 2019 | As television critics have observed, "Chernobyl" all but plenglish (2019-06-14). Qatar to Offer Preview of World Cup Preparations at America Cup. plenglish.com Doha, 12 Jun (Prensa Latina) With the aim of showing the country"s preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Qatar will open the public exhibition "Way to the 2022 World Soccer Cup" on June 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Staff (2019-06-14). Prosecutors dismiss all charges in Flint water scandal, probe to start over. rt.com Michigan's attorney general has dropped all pending criminal charges related to the Flint water contamination crisis, opting to restart the investigation. No official has been held accountable for the scandal to date.

The Canary (2019-06-14). Raab attacks 'privileged' Johnson as race for the Tory crown turns brutal. thecanary.co Tory leadership hopeful Dominic Raab has hit out at frontrunner Boris Johnson, saying the party did not need a leader who could be seen as part of the "privileged elite".The former Brexit secretary poured scorn on Johnson's reluctance to appear in the television debates, questioning whether he had the "mettle" to be prime minister.He also attacked his plan for a tax cut for people earning over £50,000 — contrasting it with his own proposal to help those on low incomes.The six remaining candidates to succeed Theresa May are due to appear before a hustings on Saturday organised by the National Conservati...

Graham Peebles (2019-06-14). Zero Waste: The Global Plastics Crisis. counterpunch.org Plastic pollution is everywhere, it litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death, and has even been discovered embedded in Arctic ice. It's in the air we breathe, the water we drink (bottled and tap), and last year plastic was found in human stools for the More

Staff (2019-06-14). Federal Watchdog Agency Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired. truthdig.com The U.S. Office of Special Counsel calls the Trump aide a "repeat offender" of the Hatch Act for her disparagement of Democratic candidates.

David Hearst (2019-06-14). Why I'm Optimistic About the 'Deal of the Century'. "Palestinian Struggle Centre Stage of Arab Politics" globalresearch.ca In selling the yet-to-be-published " deal of the century" (DoC), its principle authors have said the following: | That the Palestinians are not yet capable of governing themselves (US president's son-in-law Jared Kushner); that Israel has a right to annex ...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-14). Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control. imemc.org Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube, that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures, hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG ...

George Wuerthner (2019-06-14). The Highest Use of Public Forests: Carbon Storage. counterpunch.org With the ravages created by the climate emergency including flooding in the Midwest, wildfires in the West, cities going underwater on the coast of Florida, and extreme heat, we might begin to look at our public lands as carbon storage sites. One of the misconceptions guiding public forest policy is the assumption that logging/thinning can More

Juan Cole (2019-06-14). Trump broadcasts free ad via Disney to thuggish regimes, requesting hacked dirt on Dems. nationofchange.org Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Trump revealed again on Wednesday that he has no legal or ethical compass. In an interview | with ABC news Chief Anchor George Stephanopolous, Trump was asked if he | would go to the FBI if a foreign government contacted him with dirt on | his Democratic opponent or if he would accept the information and use it | in the campaign. (See video at bottom of this page). | Trump began by being cautious, saying he would do "both." | Some pundits are suggesti...

Impeach (2019-06-14). #ImpeachTrump & Women's Rights Rally in San Jose. indybay.org San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, 95113...

Staff (2019-06-14). "Advocate": Israeli Attorney Lea Tsemel Reflects on Defending Palestinians Who Resist Occupation. democracynow.org Attorney Lea Tsemel has defended Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli courts for nearly half a century, insisting on their humanity and their right to a fair trial. Her work has earned her the scorn and reprobation of many Israelis, as well as death threats. A staunch critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Tsemel has long argued that Palestinians who carry out politically motivated violence are freedom fighters, not "terrorists." In 1999, Tsemel won a landmark case in the Israeli Supreme Court, making it illegal for Israeli officials to torture detained Palestinians during interrogations. The docume...

Dave DeCamp (2019-06-14). Japanese Ship Owner Contradicts US Officials on Tanker Attack. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The owner of the Japanese tanker that was attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the Kokuka Outrageous, contradicted the US military's claims about the attack. Central Command reported that the two tankers were hit with limpet mines, a type of mine that is attached to the hull of a ship below the waterline using ...

C. J. Hopkins (2019-06-14). The Hitlerization of Jeremy Corbyn (Among Others). dissidentvoice.org Every time you think the corporatocracy's manufactured anti-Semitism hysteria cannot possibly get more absurd, they somehow manage to outdo themselves. OK, stay with me now, because this is a weird one. Apparently, American Hitler and his cronies are conspiring with some secret group of "Jewish leaders" to stop British Hitler from becoming prime minister and ...

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-14). Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics. dissidentvoice.org The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of Julian Assange. The process was certified by Sajid Javid, a man rather distracted of late. ...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-14). After Exposing 'Corrupted' Brazilian Government, Journalist Glenn Greenwald Faces Deportation Warning and Death Threats. commondreams.org "We have taken all the measures that we feel like we should take for our legal and physical security. After that you have to go about and do your work." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenwald_npr_0.jpg...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-14). Iraq: Displaced People Unable to Return Home Years After Battles. hrw.org | (Erbil, June 14, 2019) — An estimated 1.8 million people remain displaced by the conflict between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) two years after the heaviest fighting ended. A new Human Rights Watch web feature highlights the experiences of families who are struggling to find a safe home in post-ISIS Iraq. | "Iraqi authorities have put in place a system that has allow...

Staff (2019-06-14). World Pushes for Diplomacy as US Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks. truthout.org Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are again ratcheting up as the Trump administration accused Iran of orchestrating an attack Thursday on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denied any involvement and accused the Trump administration of trying to sabotage diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accused Iran of attacking the oil tankers, and the U.S. released video of what it claimed was Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese oil tanker that was attacked. However, the president of the Japanese company that owns the ship said...

Adam Veitch (2019-06-14). Comuna 13: How a Medellin community turned a war zone into a tourist attraction. colombiareports.com It is probably fair to say that few places on the planet have ever undergone a transformation as comprehensive as Medellin's Comuna 13. Even fewer can claim to have done...

United Nations (2019-06-14). Yemen: maternal and newborn health 'on the brink of total collapse', UNICEF alerts. un.org After more than four years of grinding conflict in Yemen, healthcare for mothers and their babies is "on the brink of collapse", the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday, in a report that highlights the difficulties of childbirth and parenting in a war zone.

Trita Parsi (2019-06-14). Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster. commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_3.jpeg...

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). Timing of Gulf of Oman Attacks: Washington Aimed to Kill Historic Iran-Japan Talks in Tehran, Oil Tankers en Route to Japan. globalresearch.ca Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. | *** | Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching ...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Bilateral Relations Between Moscow, Washington Souring: Putin. telesurenglish.net Russia-U.S. relations are getting worse, particularly due to the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in an interview with Mir TV channel. | RELATED: | Russia Blasts Trump for Destabilizing Europe With Plan To Increase Troops in Poland | "They (our relations) are going downhill...

plenglish (2019-06-14). Brazil Stages General Strike against Bolsonaro's Pension Reform. plenglish.com 14 de junio de 2019, 08: 16Brasilia, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Workers from almost all sectors and students will join on Friday to carry out a general strike throughout Brazil, convened by unions against the pension reform and other setbacks of the Government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Greenland Loses Two Gigatons of Ice to 'Unusual' Melt, Heat. telesurenglish.net Greenland lost over two billion tons of ice after a major melt Thursday, scientists at the University of Georgia said, calling the event "unusual, but not unprecedented." | RELATED: | 'Mass Plant Extinction' Threatens Future of Humanity: Study | Research scientist Thomas Mote, an expert in Greenland's climate said, "We've seen a sequence of these large melt seasons, starting in 2007, that would have been unprecedented earlier in the record ... we didn't see anything like this prior...

kathy_f (2019-06-14). Where to for Adani and Galilee coal? greenleft.org.au The Environment Defenders Office Queensland (EDO QLD) announced on June 12 that in a huge win for its client the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), the federal government has conceded the case brought against it over Adani's North Galilee Water Scheme — the plan to pump up to 12.5 billion litres of water a year from the Suttor River to Adani's Carmichael mine site. | This is also a huge win for the broader community, which voiced grave concerns about the effect this projec...

Staff (2019-06-14). When Will Presidential Candidates Propose Ending the Criminalization of Poverty? truthout.org Multiple Democratic presidential candidates have staked their campaigns on promises to fight for economic justice and protect low-income people from ruin. So it's mysterious and frustrating that none of these candidates have proposed to end our justice system's criminalization of poverty — at least beyond the occasional nod to ending money bail. | These candidates are missing an opportunity. The incomes of people in U.S. prisons and local jails are overwhelmingly low, and one...

Pete Dolack (2019-06-14). Look to U.S. Executive Suites, Not Beijing, For Why Production is Moved. counterpunch.org The ongoing trade war between the United States and China, and the rhetoric surrounding it coming out of the White House, has served to reinforce the idea that China is "stealing" jobs from the United States. The reality, however, is that if we are seeking the responsible party, our attention should be directed toward U.S. More

La Pena Cultural Center (2019-06-14). SABOR! International Party w/ DJ Jose Ruiz. indybay.org La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705...

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-14). California Juneteenth National Freedom Day. indybay.org West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove...

Bruce E. Levine (2019-06-14). Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry. counterpunch.org Beyond Common Sense, most Americans know little about Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Few know that at the end of Paine's life, he had become a pariah in U.S. society, and for many years after his death, he was either ignored or excoriated—the price he paid for The Age of Reason and its disparagement of religious institutions, especially Christianity. More

Staff (2019-06-14). Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence. truthout.org In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. | "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact...

WSWS (2019-06-14). US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf. wsws.org The unsubstantiated US allegations that Iran is responsible for attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz set the stage for a further escalation toward war.

Elaine Margolin (2019-06-14). 'Civilizing' Perpetual Foreigners. truthdig.com "The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | "The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown" | A book by Julia Flynn Siler | The horrendous experiences of Chinese immigrant women and children who were smuggled into prostitu...

United Nations (2019-06-14). Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile. un.org A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-year-long crisis and is gearing up for new elections in 2020.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-14). 'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion. commondreams.org "The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jeff_bezos.jpg...

Bryan Wall (2019-06-14). Irish PM accused of 'disgraceful' and 'snobbish' response to vital parliamentary question on medical cannabis. thecanary.co Members of the public have criticised the Irish prime minister for his apparent lack of a concern to a question from a member of parliament. Leo Varadkar was being asked by Gino Kenny when there'd be an update on access to medical cannabis. Varadkar's short answer was "same reply", in refer...

Juan Cole (2019-06-14). Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers. commondreams.org Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don’t take orders from Iran and don’t have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_trump_bolton_iran.jpeg...

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-14). Russia-China a Cimeira que ną£o faz notícia. globalresearch.ca A comunicaąßą£o social mediática concentrou-se, em 5 de Junho, no Presidente Trump e nos dirigentes europeus da NATO que, no aniversário do Dia D, celebraram em Portsmouth "a paz, a liberdade e a democracia asseguradas na Europa", comprometendo-se a "defendź-las ...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). WHO helping east African states respond to Ebola. cgtn.com Desy Shabani, a psycho-social assistant, talks to suspected Ebola patients at an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 27, 2019. Picture taken March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner | The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating with east African governments to contain Ebola, officials said on Friday. | Solid interventions are already in place to prevent the spread of Ebola from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to neighboring countries, said Julius Wekesa, manager in charge of outbreaks and crisis response at WHO regional office for east and southern Africa. | "The...

Paul Street (2019-06-14). It Can't Happen Here: From Buzz Windrip and Doremus Jessup to Donald Trump and MSNBC. counterpunch.org It's my sort, the Responsible Citizens who've felt superior because we've been well-to-do and what we thought was 'educated,' who brought on the...Fascist Dictatorship... * Doremus Jessup, a liberal and social democrat, reflecting ruefully from an American fascist prison in Sinclair Lewis's novel It Can't Happen Here (1935) There's something happening here. What it is More

Olivia Alperstein (2019-06-14). The Climate Crisis is Also a Health Emergency. counterpunch.org Rising global temperatures are intensifying the effects of extreme weather events across the United States and around the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, and severe storms are becoming the norm, not the exception. Extreme weather events don't just hurt people with blunt force — they also spread disease and other serious health impacts. For More

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-14). Pramila Jayapal, Motivated by Wave of Right-Wing Attacks on Reproductive Rights, Draws Praise for Sharing Her Abortion Story. commondreams.org Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's decision to share the story of her abortion in a New York Times op-ed Thursday‚ÄĒas right-wing politicians enact a series of anti-choice laws that ultimately aim to end the right to terminate a pregnancy nationwide‚ÄĒwas met with admiration and gratitude from fellow lawmakers, 2020 presidential candidates, reproductive rights advocates, healthcare providers, and the Washington Democrat's constituents. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1.jpg...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Rising US "deaths of despair" driven by health care costs, lack of access to care. wsws.org A new study shows that one of the major underlying causes of "deaths of despair" is social inequality, in particular lack of access to health care and the associated financial struggles.

Mike Jasco (2019-06-14). Tenants win concessions in battle against billionaire developers. liberationnews.org The concessions won by the tenants prove they can organize and win against the ruling class.

Staff (2019-06-14). Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks as Much of World Pushes for Diplomacy. democracynow.org Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are again ratcheting up as the Trump administration accused Iran of orchestrating an attack Thursday on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denied any involvement and accused the Trump administration of trying to sabotage diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accused Iran of attacking the oil tankers, and the U.S. released video of what it claimed was Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese oil tanker that was attacked. However, the president of the Japanese company that owns the ship said it...

unitedEditor (2019-06-14). Washington's second historical ultimatum for Turkey. uwidata.com For the first time in 55 years, the United States threatened Turkey via an official letter after their purchase of Russian S-400 systems. Normally, the United States indirectly criticizes Turkey across a variety of media. That is, until last week when Washington changed tactics and took a step further, sending a letter to the Minister ...

kathy_f (2019-06-14). Secrets and lies in Afghanistan: Whistleblower helps the case to withdraw troops. greenleft.org.au The Afghanistan war may be largely forgotten, were it not for the Australian Federal Police raid on the ABC's Sydney offices on June 5 to collect evidence for the trial of army lawyer and whistleblower David McBride. | Afghanistan is the longest war Australia has ever been involved in. Yet it has largely been conducted in secret, with few media reports and even fewer politicians wanting to talk about it. | Afghanistan is now increasingly being seen to be another "bad" war. Following the 9/11 terror attacks, Iraq was touted as the only "bad" war, as politicians scrambled to justify their support for the "good" war...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-14). Gambian president Adama Barrow awarded Great Builder Super Prize. cgtn.com Gambia's President Adama Barrow was awarded the Great Builder Super Prize — The Africa Road Builders Babacar Ndiaye Trophy 2019. (COURTESY: AfDB) | Gambian president Adama Barrow was on Wednesday awarded the Great Builder Super Prize — The Africa Road Builders Babacar Ndiaye Trophy 2019 for his personal leadership in building the Senegambia bridge that links Gambia to Senegal. | The award was given on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Groupin Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. | The Senegambia bridge, which measures 942 metres, was funded entirely by the AfDB through a $88.4...

Staff (2019-06-14). The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans The 2020 Election. therealnews.com As conservatives restrict abortion access state by state, women have begun to win political offices and even challenge President Trump for the highest office in the country. A discussion with feminist icon Katherine Spillar co-founder of Ms. Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban. telesurenglish.net The United States chip maker Broadcom Thursday announced that the ban enacted by United States President Donald Trump on the Chinese company Huawei will result in a loss of revenue of US$2 billion per year. | RELATED: | Huawei Gets Ready to Break US Monopoly on Operating Systems | By the end of Fiscal Year 2019, the company expects sales at US$22.5 billion, a decrease compared to previous periods. | This forecast is a consequence of Broadcom not reaching its revenue objectives in...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Venezuela: UN Leader Michelle Bachelet to Meet With Maduro. telesurenglish.net U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced Friday she will visit Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with both President Nicolas Maduro and the United States-backed, self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | Her visit, at the invitation of the Maduro administration, comes ahead of the U.N. Human Rights Council opening a three-week session starting June 24. Venezuela has suffered loss of...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-14). South Africa lose second World Cup group game to China. cgtn.com Soccer Football — Women's World Cup — Group B — South Africa v China — Parc des Princes, Paris, France — June 13, 2019 China's Ying Li celebrates scoring their first goal. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes | South Africa on Thursday narrowly lost 1-0 to China in their second Group B game of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France. | Despite the loss, the South Africans registered an improved performance compared to their opening game against Spain, which they lost 3-1. | Li Ying netted the only goal of the game for the Steel Roses after 40 minutes steering in a supe...

CP Editor (2019-06-14). Suburban Lawns — Janitor. counterpunch.org ...

Sue Davis (2019-06-14). On the picket line. workers.org Delta ground & cabin crew supported by U.S., global unions Transport unions across the U.S. are joining forces with International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) affiliates in North America to back the Machinists' (IAM) campaign to organize the ground and cabin crew at Delta Air Lines. Following endorsements from the Transport . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-14). Transgender Women Challenge State Laws Blocking Name Changes. truthout.org Eisha Love, a 30-year-old trans woman living in Chicago, was incarcerated for nearly four years after she and a friend were attacked at a gas station in 2012 by men hurling transphobic slurs. One assailant was injured as the two women attempted to flee in a car. Love's case has been compared to that of CeCe McDonald and others who have faced harsh crim...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Severe storms continue to batter Europe. aljazeera.com Poland and Czech Republic witness large hail and torrential rains.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Hong Kong: Leader Lam under pressure as weekend protests loom. aljazeera.com Key adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pours caution on extradition bill plan amid political crisis.

Horace G. Campbell (2019-06-14). Edward Seaga and the Institutionalization of Thuggery, Violence and Dehumanization in Jamaica. counterpunch.org Introduction The island of Jamaica has achieved international notoriety as a space of unbridled violence and as one of the main hubs for the trans Caribbean and trans-Atlantic drug networks within the illicit global economy. These features of Jamaican society developed rapidly after 1980 when Edward Seaga, became the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica. As More

Staff (2019-06-14). Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming. therealnews.com The African Swine Fever outbreak, which has now spread to China, could result in the slaughter of 200 million hogs this year, in an effort to get the disease under control. Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps outlines the causes and possible solutions...

amnesty (2019-06-14). Sudan: Urgent UN and AU investigation needed after military admits deadly decision on protestor crackdown. amnesty.org Following an admission by Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) that they all met the country's security chiefs on 2 June, and after receiving undisclosed advice from the Attorney General and the Head of the Judiciary, ordered the dispersal of peaceful protestors on 3 June, which "by mistake" killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more , Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Sarah Jackson said: |

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-14). 2019 Juneteenth Reparations Congressional Hearing. indybay.org At the San Francisco Presidio a Juneteenth Board Meeting of the Presidio Trust may quantify and qualify "Slavery in California" as part of the broader National conversation. Congressional Hearings on H.R. 40 on Juneteenth National Freedom Day is very symbolic, substance to be seen.

Prof. James Petras (2019-06-14). America's Enemies, Who's On the List? globalresearch.ca For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.

Pablo Navarrete (2019-06-14). John Pilger slams the 'ridiculous' extradition case against Julian Assange. thecanary.co As Julian Assange is ordered to face a full extradition hearing next year, veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger spoke to The Canary outside Westminster Magistrates' Court. | The WikiLeaks founder is fighting against being sent to the US to face 18 charges, including allegations of conspiring to hack into a classified Pentagon computer. | The US extradition case was formally opened at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, a day after an extradition request was signed off by home secretary Sajid Javid. | Assange's legal team branded charges in the US "an outrageous and full-frontal assault" on journalis...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). Rainy season triggers elevated alerts in more than half of Colombia. colombiareports.com Colombia's meteorological institute has declared an elevated alert in more than half of Colombia's municipalities amid fears that heavy rains could cause severe floods and landslides. According to meteorological institute...

David Rosen (2019-06-14). Time to Break Up the 21st Century Tech Trusts. counterpunch.org On June 11th, the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading "big-tech" companies — Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who oversees the subcommittee hearing, proclaimed, "these are monopolies," warning that they dominate the digital marketplace and it might be time for new legislation to increase More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). WHO: Ebola is not international emergency. cgtn.com A woman and her child arrive for ebola related investigation at the health facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena | The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time Friday to assess the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,400 people. Some experts say the outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago. | At a press briefing following the meeting, Dr. Preben Aavitsland, the acting chair of the committee, announced that the outbreak is "a health emergenc...

Adeyinka Makinde (2019-06-14). Military History, Beyond the 1939 Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact: Germany and the Geopolitical Balance of Power. globalresearch.ca The recent release by the Russian authorities of the Soviet copy of the infamous Nazi-Soviet Pact signed in August 1939 on behalf of Germany and the Soviet Union by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov has led to a bout ...

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Venezuela: Border opens, consulates close and fuel shortages create more suffering. greenleft.org.au The border between Venezuela and Colombia has been partially reopened after nearly four months. | The principal crossing posts of the Simon Bolivar and Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridges — which connect Venezuela's Tachira State with Colombia's Northern Santander Department — were reopened on June 8 for pedestrian crossing. They still remain closed for vehicles. | The lesser used northern Paraguachon crossing and southern Paez and Ayacucho crossings remain closed, as does the Tienditas International Bridge in Tachira State, whic...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). Court denies congressional seats for Colombia's conflict victims, for now. colombiareports.com A Bogota court denied a petition to ratify a vote granting 16 congressional seats to victims that was struck down by the senate's former president. Senator Roy Barreras early this...

CGTN America (2019-06-14). What are Hong Kong protests really about? cgtn.com On today's episode of The Heat podcast, Anand Naidoo joins CGTN correspondent Nathan King to break down why protestors in Hong Kong are taking to the streets against a proposed extradition bill.

Liza Featherstone (2019-06-14). Why Should I Embrace This Abomination of a Future? thenation.com Why Should I Embrace This Abomination of a Future?

Staff (2019-06-14). Bini, Friend of Assange, Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador. truthout.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates' court in London Friday, saying his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, a friend of Assange, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, is still in prison in Ecuador, after being arrested April 11, the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and has been jailed ever since without charges. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institu...

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Biggest, youngest and loudest march for abortion rights. greenleft.org.au The biggest and youngest and loudest abortion rights march for years was organised in Sydney on June 9. | The protest was initiated by a high school student Bella Ziade, who told Green Left Weekly the march sent a "message of hope for progressive change" and it was "just the beginning" of what was needed for change. | Abortion is still governed by the NSW Crimes Act, which does not mean it is not accessible for a price, but it does mean that those procuring or giving abortions can be prosecuted. | Several young women speakers made salient points about needing abortion to be treated as a health issue, and suggeste...

Staff (2019-06-14). 'A glass ceiling for political thought': Russiagate still supreme distraction from real issues. rt.com The media are clinging to Russiagate years later in a desperate bid to avoid real issues, and it takes Lee Camp and fellow comedians to expose their deep absurdity — because "you out-Left anyone in mainstream media, you're gone."

Jason Hirthler (2019-06-14). Mainstream 101: Supporting Imperialism, Suppressing Socialism. counterpunch.org In Cormac McCarthy's consummate work of apocalyptic dread The Road, about a perished world, the narrator dreams of life with his former bride, a mere memory come to haunt his cold nights. Yet rather than embrace such crepuscular balms, he finds them suspicious. "He mistrusted all of that. He said the right dreams for a man in peril were dreams of peril and all else was the call of langour and of death." More

Stan Santos (2019-06-14). Stop AB 1366 Deregulation of Telecommunications in California! indybay.org AB 1366 (Gonzalez) would end the ability of California representatives and watchdog agencies to protect critical communications infrastructure and services.

Staff (2019-06-14). Trump taps pro-deportation former ICE chief Homan for role of 'border czar'. rt.com US President Donald Trump said that retired acting immigration chief Tom Homan will return to his administration as a "border czar." Homan is a vocal supporter of the president's policies to restrict immigration into the US.

The Canary (2019-06-14). Two more protesters board oil rig, campaigners say. thecanary.co Two more Greenpeace activists are occupying an oil rig in the North Sea, the organisation said.The pair are believed to have boarded the rig in the Cromarty Firth at around 4am on Friday.Campaigners from the environmental organisation have been occupying the structure since Sunday evening.Greenpeace climbers on the BP oil rig in Cromarty Firth (Greenpeace)They have been calling on BP to stop drilling for oil and hoped to stop the drilling rig from reaching the Vorlich oil field.The latest development follows the arrest of two people on Thursday who had been part of a five-day protest at the site.John Sauven, exec...

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-14). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a ...

Rob Urie (2019-06-14). Capitalism Versus Democracy. counterpunch.org It was always just a matter of time before the reemergence of establishment Democrats reminded people why they were booted from power in 2016. As ugly as Donald Trump is and as not constructive as his tenure in the White House has been, the Democratic establishment would rather lose with establishment candidates and retrograde policies than loosen its grip on its service to the oligarchs. More

Marco Teruggi (2019-06-14). War of words over Venezuela's future. workers.org This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on June 10. Translation by Michael Otto. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and Caribbean. All of them fit within a day and a night. They overlap. They create rhythms and dramas, especially for motorcyclists who flee the daily . . . | Continue reading War of words over Venezuela's future at Workers.org

amnesty (2019-06-14). Cote d'Ivoire: Further information: Online activist sentenced to one year in prison: Soro Tangboho. amnesty.org Ivoirian online activist, Soro Tangboho alias Carton Noir was sentenced to one year in prison for 'disturbing the public order' and 'incitement to xenophobia' on 7 June 2019. He was convicted without a lawyer present. He was arbitrarily arrested on 8 November 2018 in Korhogo town. While detained, he was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment.

WSWS (2019-06-14). Australian Labor Party leader reinforces pro-business message by denouncing building union official. wsws.org The John Setka affair is an initial "test" set by the corporate elite for the Labor and union leaders of their capacity to suppress rising working-class unrest.

Eds. (2019-06-14). Some critics argue that the Internal Colony Theory is outdated. Here's why they're wrong. mronline.org The internal neocolonialism thesis is not "race-centric" but anti-colonial, and explains Black elite behavior. | Source

Naman Habtom-Desta (2019-06-14). Up in the Air: the Fallacy of Aerial Campaigns. counterpunch.org Since the Second World War, governments across the world have increasingly relied on aerial bombardment in order to achieve strategic and/or political objectives. However, with the aim to reduce exposure to risk, the leaders that employ these measures without any ground support risk merely extending the misery visited upon the enemy but not achieving any More

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters. telesurenglish.net A spokesman for Sudan's military council admitted that they committed "painful and outrageous" violations when, in their desire to remove pro-democracy protesters performing a sit-in, reportedly killed 112 people. This comes amid negotiations mediated by Ethiopia and an end to a civil disobedience campaign that had paralyzed the country. | RELATED | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | Shams El Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for Sudan's ruling Transitional...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty. aljazeera.com Australian-born Brenton Tarrant denies guilt in killing of worshippers at two Christchurch mosques in March.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Bolsonaro Breaks Silence to Defend Brazilian Justice Minister. telesurenglish.net Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has come to the defense of his Justice Minister Sergio Moro after the latter was accused of improperly coordinating with prosecutors when he was a high-profile anti-corruption judge. | RELATED: | Brazil Increased Harmful Pesticides Since Bolsonaro Took Power | Bolsonaro, who was mostly quiet after the allegations surfaced against Moro, has finally broken his silence in favor of his Justice Minister. | Bolsonaro said Sergio Moro had...

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-06-14). Justice delayed: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis case. peoplesworld.org The Michigan Attorney General's office announced this week that they will dismiss all pending criminal cases connected to the Flint Water Crisis that were brought by the former Office of Special Counsel. Since 2014, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have been fighting for clean water and justice. For over three years, a health crisis has ...

Michael T. Hertz (2019-06-14). What should progressives do to get a progressive government? nationofchange.org In 2016, I outlined the following strategy for Bernie Sanders: | "Before we get to the convention, Bernie should advance the idea of selecting a cabinet to campaign with the presidential and vice-presidential nominee. This is an original idea in the U.S., but it's completely common in parliamentary systems to have a "shadow cabinet" that is ready to spring into action immediately following an election. In fact, the Green Party in the U.S. has a shadow cabinet. Bernie should begin to assemble people who would be willing to be in the cabinet regardless of who i...

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). Pompeo Blames Iran for Likely Gulf of Oman False Flag. globalresearch.ca Cui bono is most important whenever an incident like Thursday attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman occurs. | Clearly, Iran had nothing to gain and plenty to lose from the incident. The Trump regime and its anti-Iran imperial partners ...

Mark Hand (2019-06-14). Residents of Toxic W.Va. Town Keep Hope Alive. counterpunch.org Residents of Minden, West Virginia and surrounding Fayette County have been fighting for more than three decades to get government officials to clean up extremely toxic industrial chemicals that experts have linked to the death of an unusually large number of residents in the old coal mining town. Even though the toxic contamination was first More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-14). Sanders, Cummings Demand DOJ Investigate Pharma Giants for 'Sick and Disgraceful' Price-Fixing Conspiracy. commondreams.org "Pharmaceutical executives, who should be making medicines affordable for the American people, were instead busy coordinating a cover-up scheme to hide the truth about their price-fixing." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_cummings.jpg...

The Radical Zine (2019-06-14). The Radical Zine Reading and Art Show Night. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...

William Manson (2019-06-14). Reclaiming Autonomy = Rejecting Bureaucracy. dissidentvoice.org In the 20th century, several radical thinkers of considerable stature aimed to rethink, and possibly transcend, the premises of State-oriented, progressive-political ideology. Pioneering sociologist Max Weber critiqued the massively-encroaching "bureaucratization" of all aspects of everyday life — the diminishment of the unique individual into a "calculable person" (to use Foucault's phrase). Like Weber, Michel Foucault ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). What difference does the Eurasian SCO bloc make on world stage?>. aljazeera.com The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation holds yet another summit on the heels of a global trade war.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-14). 'The Changes Are Really Accelerating': Alaska at Record Warm While Greenland Sees Major Ice Melt. commondreams.org "The numbers needing relocation will grow, the costs are going up, and people's lives and cultural practices will be impacted." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/alaska_0.jpg...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Nurses outraged over UAW sellout of hospital strike in Toledo, Ohio. wsws.org After nurses struck for six weeks, the United Auto Workers union unilaterally ordered them back to work, demanding that they vote on a deal without time to study or discuss it.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Mexico's migration chief offers resignation to president. aljazeera.com Announcement comes as Mexico beefs up security along its southern border in effort to stem the flow of migrants north.

Staff (2019-06-14). Complaints Intensify Over Migrant Detention Conditions. truthdig.com EL PASO, Texas—The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. | The Border Network for Human Rights issued a report Friday based on dozens of testimonials of immigrants over the past month and a half, providing a snapshot of cramped conditions and prolonged stays in detention amid a r...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Tight security as Indonesia court considers election challenge. aljazeera.com Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto claims 'systematic' fraud and abuse in Joko Widodo's April vote win.

WSWS (2019-06-14). UK home secretary signs US extradition request for Julian Assange. wsws.org The move, coming just one day before Assange's first extradition hearing, makes clear the British government's intent to hand the journalist over to his persecutors in Washington.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Sri Lanka Brings Back 5 Terror Suspects from Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net The Sri Lankan authorities have brought back five suspects that fled to Saudi Arabia after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, the police said in a statement on Friday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Curfew Imposed Post-Sinhala Muslim Clashes | The authorities declined to provide the details regarding the arrest of these five suspects; however, the police did confirm that they were Sri Lankan nationals. | "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist...

DXE (2019-06-14). Video from Animal Rights Activists Convergence at Petaluma Slaughterhouse. indybay.org Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings...

amnesty (2019-06-14). Haiti: Protesters at Continued Risk. amnesty.org On 9 and 10 June, thousands of Haitians marched in Port-au-Prince against corruption and poverty, some calling for the resignation of President Jovenel MoąØse. Amidst reports of excess use of force by the police, and ongoing protests, we call on President to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and assembly, to promptly investigate alleged human rights abuses, and bring those responsible to justice.

Amy Goodman (2019-06-14). Justice for Layleen Polanco: Community demands answers after trans black Latinx woman died at Rikers. nationofchange.org Layleen's death came at the beginning of Pride Month and just one day after the NYPD apologized for the first time for its raid a half-century ago on the Stonewall Inn, a gay- and trans-friendly bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

Steve Sweeney (2019-06-14). Palestinians plan "popular uprising" against Trump's "deal of the century" peoplesworld.org Palestinians are preparing for a "popular uprising" in protest at US President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" which is set to be unveiled at a Bahrain conference later this month. Demonstrations will take place as the U.S.-led gathering discusses the first part of Washington's "peace plan." It will be presented by Trump's son-in-law ...

Laura Wells (2019-06-14). Report Back From Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705...

PCHR (2019-06-14). PCHR: "On 61st Friday of Great March of Return and BreakingSiege, Israeli Forces Wound 92 Palestinian Civilians,28 of them were Children and Four were Paramedics,including Female Paramedic" imemc.org The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 14 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 61st Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 92 Palestinian civilians, 28 of them were children and four were paramedics, including ...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Assange to Face Full US Extradition Hearing in February 2020. telesurenglish.net The co-founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange will face a new, full U.S. extradition hearing in February 2020, a court at Westminster magistrates, in London, has heard. The February 2020 hearing will reportedly last for five days, they said. | RELATED: | UK Signs Request To Extradite Assange to US | The hearing date was set after British Home Secretary Sajid Javid revealed on Thursday that he had signed and certified the U.S. extradition order papers. | The U.S. Justice Department filed 18 charges...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Myanmar's mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state. aljazeera.com Kachin state is home to around 1.5 million people, including 100,000 living in 140 camps where the Myanmar government imposes restrictions on food, healthcare, shelter and sanitation.

commondreams (2019-06-14). Klobuchar Must Reject Line 3 Pipeline or Contradict Her Green New Deal Support. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Gabrielle Crosby and Vanessa Norris (2019-06-14). Activists honor radical roots of LGBTQ liberation movement at Boston Pride events. liberationnews.org "There's no LGBTQ liberation without socialism!"

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-14). Here's why The Canary is going Green for Grenfell. thecanary.co On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people. Two years later, bereaved families and survivors will gather to honour the memory of those lives lost. With love and in solidarity for everyone involved in the tragedy, The Canary is Going Green for Grenfell. | Forever in our hearts: | The Green For Grenfell campaign: ai...

Staff (2019-06-14). Community-Driven Solutions Are Key to the Bay Area's Declining Gun Violence. therealnews.com What lessons can Baltimore learn from the Bay Area's success in reducing homicides? We speak to two Oakland-based experts ahead of our June 18th town hall in Baltimore...

Slide Ranch (2019-06-14). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience w/Optional Glamping- Aug 10. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

The Mind Unleashed (2019-06-14). Canada Officially Bans Dolphin and Whale Captivity. theantimedia.com (TMU) — In a big win for animal rights advocates, Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment. The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which was passed by Canada's parliament on Monday, will ensure that cetaceans—or aquatic mammals—will no longer be ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). UK exhibit displays refugee artists' dangerous journey to Europe. aljazeera.com 'Sink Without Trace' aims to fund Alarm Phone, a telephone hotline for migrants in distress at sea.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman. telesurenglish.net The U.S. government has blamed Iran for the attacks on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Sends Warships to Gulf of Oman, Accuses Iran Over Tanker Attack | According to the Reuters report, the attack on the two oil tankers resulted in increased oil prices and increased tensions between the governments of Iran and the United States. | It was not immediately clear what befell the Norwegian-owned Front Altair...

Bryant Brown (2019-06-14). A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106. globalresearch.ca This past April 11th William Krehm died peacefully. He was in his 106th year. | I had met him about a decade ago when I started attending meetings of the lobby group COMER. He founded it, the Committee on Monetary and ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). 'Work until you die, or die working': Workers strike in Brazil. aljazeera.com Thousands protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reforms proposal.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-14). 240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance. imemc.org June, 2019 bdsmovement.net Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several ...

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-14). JOHN CARLOS FREY: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Brazil: Bolsonaro's Lawmaker Threatens Intercept Journalist. telesurenglish.net "I've lived in Brazil since 2005. I am married 14 years to a Brazilian and we adopted 2 Brazilian children (11,000 Brazilian children are without parents). We created an NGO here for people in the street and abandoned animals I invest my life in the future of Brazil," tweets The Intercept founder Glenn Greenwald. | RELATED: | Lawmaker Gets 'Sick' Death Threats for Lula Exposé Written by His Partner | Greenwald's tweet was in response to threats of deportation by...

The Canary (2019-06-14). Stop mistakenly using the c-word to say my name, Jeremy Hunt tells broadcasters. thecanary.co Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has told broadcasters to "grow up" and refrain from pronouncing his surname using its rhyming expletive. | The Foreign Secretary's name has been mistakenly replaced with the c-word by journalists on both television and radio on numerous occasions. | In an interview with the Telegraph on their Brexit podcast, he said he was often called "Jeremy C***" at school. | "I'm used to it. I had this when I was at school. Personally I think people should just grow up and get over the fact that my last name rhymes with a rather unpleasant word," he said. | Recently, BBC presenter Victoria...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-14). Russia, Serbia, Belarus: The "Slavic Brotherhood" Military Drills Are a Soft Power Boon for All Participants. globalresearch.ca Russia, Serbia, and Belarus each derive certain soft power benefits from their participation in the "Slavic Brotherhood" military drills, with this year's exercises taking on a greater significance for all of them due to the changed international context in which ...

Californians for Pesticide Reform (2019-06-14). Pesticide Use Remains Near Record High in California, State Data Shows. indybay.org Sacramento, CA, June 13, 2019: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Included in this total are increases in use of the brain-damaging organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, the soil fumigant chloropicrin, and the cancer-causing fungicides chlorothalonil and mancozeb. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's blockbuster herbicide Roundup, continues to be among the most widely used pesticides in California.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-14). Pompeo Gulf of Oman Narrative Torpedoed by Vessel's Japanese Owner. mintpressnews.com The Japanese owner of the vessel maintains that there were no mines -- or torpedos -- involved, denying that such could have been the case because the damage to the ship was above the waterline. He went so far as to call the whole U.S.-pedaled notion of mines being responsible "false."

Staff (2019-06-14). What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty? therealnews.com Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, says the alarming rise of poverty in the UK is deliberate—and so too in the US...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Minnesota nursing home workers carry out two-day strike. wsws.org Nursing home workers struck the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River last week to fight for improved wages and safe staffing levels.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-14). Thailand: Authorities Punish Mockery of Junta. hrw.org | | Thai authorities ordered French national Yan Marchal (pictured) to give a public apology and delete his music video parody, which made fun of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta. | | © 2019 Yan Marchal | (New York) — Thai authorities are harassing and intimidating social critics for mocking Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha after he assumed the premiership for another term, Human Rights Watch said today. | In three...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). "Uribistas" seek referendum to "abolish" Colombia's war crimes tribunal and "revoke high courts" colombiareports.com Far-right supporters of Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Thursday announced a campaign to revoke the country's war crimes tribunal and replace high court magistrates through a referendum. The announcement...

amnesty (2019-06-14). Stop the Hong Kong extradition bill. amnesty.org People in Hong Kong are resisting the proposed law that will put the them and others at risk of extradition to mainland China - join their campaign and help stop the extradition bill: | On 9 June, around a million Hong Kong people came out in protest against the government's proposed amendments to two extradition laws. | If enacted, these amendments would expand extradition arrangements and would allow the handover of persons in the territory of Hong Kong to mainland China. It would extend the power of the mainland authorities to target critics, human rights defenders, journalists, NGO workers and anyone...

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'. telesurenglish.net President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)'s administration in Mexico says that the United States has pledged US$5.8 billion to go towards investing in Central American countries and US$2 billion in southern Mexican states as part of a proposed economic development plan the countries' leaders hope will stem the flow of Central Americans seeking refugee in the U.S. | RELATED: | Central American Asylum-Seeking Children Face Harsh Conditions: Doctors | During a Friday mor...

United Nations (2019-06-14). Shining a light on sustainable power: how clean energy is helping to improve camps for displaced people. un.org Hauwa, from Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, fled her home village of Adamari with her husband and four children in March, when violence struck. Now, she is in the relative safety of a UN-run camp but, with little electricity available at night, lighting is scarce, and darkness can mean danger. However, thanks to a solar-energy initiative from the UN migration agency IOM, that is beginning to change.

WSWS (2019-06-14). New Zealand government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments. wsws.org Contrary to statements by the Greens and pseudo-lefts, the Labour Party-led government is strengthening New Zealand's alliance with US imperialism.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-14). US Government, NGOs Fuel and Fund Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protests. globalresearch.ca Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the parliament on Tuesday in opposition to an amendment to the autonomous territory's extradition law with mainland China. The protest's messaging and the groups associated with it, however, raise a number of questions ...

Zero Hedge (2019-06-14). US Releases "Smoking Gun" Video Of Iran's Navy Handling Mine On Tanker Hull. iranian.com In a perhaps positive sign that could slow the attempts of hawks within the administration to push for war over Thursday's mysterious attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, US Central Command issued a statement just hours after Pompeo officially blamed Tehran, saying in a CENTCOM press release that "a war with Iran is not in our strategic ...

Ed Sykes (2019-06-14). Chuka Umunna's tweets come back to haunt him as he joins Lib Dems. thecanary.co Twitter users aren't letting new Liberal Democrat MP Chuka Umunna forget his past comments. In particular, he'd previously insisted he 'couldn't forgive' the Lib Dems for propping up Conservative austerity under the 2010-2015 Coalition government.This is the third party Umunna has been a member of in the space of a year — after Labour and the failed 'Change UK'.'I could never ever turn a blind eye to Coalition austerity': In one post, which has now gone viral, Umunna s...

Oakland Privacy (2019-06-14). Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA...

susan_p (2019-06-14). Turkey steps up military intervention in Iraq. greenleft.org.au Turkish jets began bombing the Xakurke region of northern Iraq on May 26. The following day Turkish helicopters transported troops into the area. | This was the latest step in Turkey's growing military intervention in the predominantly Kurdish north of Iraq. Before the Xakurke invasion Turkey already had 18 military bases in Iraq. No doubt this number will rise. | Turkey has been intervening militarily in Syria for several years. Turkish troops moved into northern Syria around the towns of Jarablus, Azaz and al-Bab in August 2016. Their aim was to block the further advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), w...

Bryant Brown (2019-06-14). A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106. globalresearch.ca In December 2011, William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and COMER (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform filed a lawsuit in Federal Court with a view forcing a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. "In essence, they ...

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-14). Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media's go-to monitor. thegrayzone.com Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting...

Mr. Fish (2019-06-14). Gulf of Tonkin II. truthdig.com ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Confusion over Mexico's National Guard deployment to south border. aljazeera.com Days after deployment announced, no signs of forces at Mexico-Guatemala border; officials refuse to discuss deployment.

Staff (2019-06-14). Headlines for June 14, 2019. democracynow.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accuses Iran of Attacking Oil Tankers, Federal Elections Commissioner Warns Trump over Foreign Help for Re-election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Step Down as White House Press Secretary, Federal Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired for Hatch Act Violations, Teen Mother and Premature Baby Found Neglected in Border Patrol Custody, Whole Villages Evacuated Amid Record Heat and Drought in India, Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal, Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism and Murder, Palestinian Medic, Shot in the Head by Isr...

Tom Suarez (2019-06-14). "Activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem": Britain Says Releasing a 1941 Document About Palestine Might 'Undermine Security'. globalresearch.ca A two-part archive, labeled "Activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem" and dated 1940-1941, sits in Britain's National Archives in Kew. This writer successfully had the first part declassified in 2014. The second part remains sealed. My 2018 attempt to ...

Jake Johnson (2019-06-14). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies: Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without A Shred of Evidence. globalresearch.ca In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman ...

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-14). Be careful of the crooked smile of powerful people. mronline.org For humanity, comrades', writes Frantz Fanon at the close of his monumental The Wretched of the Earth, 'we must turn over a new leaf, we must work out new concepts, and try to set afoot a new man'. Terrible inequalities in our world keep humanity divided. | Source

aljazeera (2019-06-14). The rise of female Sharia judges in India. aljazeera.com Female 'qazis' are increasingly responsible for governing Islamic law, a role traditionally performed by men.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Grenfell fire: Two years on, families still wait for answers. aljazeera.com Families and survivors are still awaiting justice as inquiry into fire that killed 72 people in London keeps slow pace.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). Expert says organic farming critical to achieving food security in Africa. cgtn.com A worker uses a tractor to spray a field of cabbages at a farm in Eikenhof, South of Johannesburg, South Africa November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo | Use of organic methods of farming and integration of climate-resilient production systems are viable solutions to food insecurity and achieving food safety in Africa, an agricultural expert said on Friday. | Peter Mokaya, executive director of Organic Consumers Alliance, an advocacy group for organic agriculture, said agroecology has the potential to boost food production, food security and nutrition while restoring the delicate ecosystem and bio...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-14). WHO holds IHR Emergency Committee meeting on Ebola. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo | The World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday opened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola where a review and recommendations regarding the outbreak are to be made. | The Emergency Committee is made up of international e...

Staff (2019-06-14). Trump 2020 Campaign Ad Payments Hidden by Layers of Shell Companies. truthout.org The Trump 2020 campaign funneled money to a shell company tied to ad buyers at the center of an alleged illegal coordination scheme with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as recently as May 2019, according to new government records analyzed by OpenSecrets. The previously unreported ad buys for Trump's re-election campaign routed through a secretive limited-liability company known as Harris Sikes Media LLC were revealed in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) records in OpenSecrets' political ad database.

G. Dunkel (2019-06-14). Haitians march against rape. workers.org Mothers Day in Haiti was celebrated this year on May 26. In response to the rape of two students at Quisqueya University a few days earlier, students and feminists turned the celebration of Mothers Day into a march from the university to the center of Port-au-Prince. A few thousand people . . . | Continue reading Haitians march against rape at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-14). Protest erupts in Memphis, Tennessee after US marshals kill 20-year-old Brandon Webber. wsws.org The killing prompted about 100 protesters to take to the streets Wednesday night to vent their anger and demand justice.

United Nations (2019-06-14). South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency. un.org Record numbers in South Sudan — some seven million people — face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

John Nichols (2019-06-14). The First Democratic Debates Shape Up as Unfair and Unfocused Spectacles. thenation.com The First Democratic Debates Shape Up as Unfair and Unfocused Spectacles...

Shawgi Tell (2019-06-14). Opposing Charter Schools Without Really Opposing Them (Part 2). dissidentvoice.org In November 2018 I wrote a short piece titled Opposing Charter Schools Without Really Opposing Them. In that article I highlighted some of the forms of confusion promoted by neoliberals, privatizers, and corporate school reformers to block people from concluding that nonprofit and for-profit charter schools are harmful and must be opposed. The essence of ...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-14). Bronx Borough President Releases Statement Following Guilty Verdicts in "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Case. blackstarnews.com Bronx Borough President Reuben Diaz Jr. releases statement after five members of the Trinitarios gang were all found guilty of the stabbing death of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz on June 20, 2018. | "Nearly one year ago our borough felt the unbearable pain of horrible loss. A young man, Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz, was senselessly murdered in an act of heinous, reprehensible gang violence," said Diaz Jr. "Junior was everything we want our children to aspire to, and he was needlessly struck down. The pain of this act was made even worse due to the graphic public nature of the crimes, which played...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Sudan military admits it ordered brutal crackdown on protesters. aljazeera.com Military council 'regrets that some mistakes happened' during crackdown on Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead.

amnesty (2019-06-14). Venezuela: Detainee Incommunicado. amnesty.org Venezuelan opposition member of parliament Gilber Caro has been in incommunicado detention since 26 April 2019, putting his personal integrity at risk. Authorities denied having information on his fate and whereabouts since his detention by intelligence officers until 31 May. Gilber Caro was also arbitrarily detained from January 2017 until June 2018 under unfounded accusations of treason and stealing military equipment. His disappearance and incommunicado detention is arbitrary since it reverses the freedom he was granted in June. We call on the Director of the intelligence service (SEBIN) to swiftly allow acces...

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman? globalresearch.ca The Gulf of Oman lies east of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, bordering Iran, Oman, and the UAE. It's close to Saudi territory and Pakistan. | It's a potential flashpoint area because around two-thirds of world oil passes through ...

Jessi Quinn Alperin (2019-06-14). 'The polluter should pay:' Pennsylvania bill aims to ease PFAS-related drinking water charges. nationofchange.org In response to chemical contamination from a naval station in his | district, Representative Todd Stephens, a Pennsylvania House | Representative from Montgomery County, is pushing for legislation that | would remove the financial pressure on citizens to clean their own | drinking water. | This push from Rep. Stephens is indicative of a | larger problem—figuring out how to pay to clean drinking water from the | confirmed 21 sites throughout Pennsylvania contaminated with per- and | polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). | The chemicals are used in | products such as stain- and water-resistant clothing, nonst...

SFMade (2019-06-14). Manufacturing the Dream. indybay.org The San Francisco Armory | 1800 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103...

The Canary (2019-06-14). Climate chaos protesters disrupt traffic with rush-hour roadblocks. thecanary.co Commuters faced disruption on Friday, as climate change campaigners blocked major London roads during rush-hour.Extinction Rebellion Lewisham "swarmed" roads in the south-east of the capital in an attempt to put pressure on the Government over air quality.Air pollution in the borough of Lewisham was found to be approximately six times higher than safe levels recommended by the World Health Organisation in 2017.Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate outside Lewisham station (Caitlin Doherty/PA)The recommended amount of PM2.5 particles, which can cause asthma and other respiratory problems, is 25 micrograms pe...

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-14). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a ...

Staff (2019-06-14). COINTELPRO 2.0: Fighting Government Surveillance of Black and Muslim Organizations. therealnews.com The Black Identity Extremist Abolition Coalition (BIEAC) convenes its first conference to collaborate on efforts to fight FBI surveillance and targeting of Black and Muslim activists and communities as "Black Identity Extremists."

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Caricom-Cuba Summit Denounces US Blockade on Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Caribbean Community (Caricom) has issued their declaration adopted Friday at the conclusion of the Sixth Caricom-Cuba Ministerial Meeting, which among other things, unequivocally called for an end to the economic blockade imposed upon Cuba by the United States (U.S.). | RELATED | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | Representatives from Caricom nations met with officials from the island nation of Cuba in Georgetown, Guyana on June 14 to di...

IRNA (2019-06-14). Switzerland Planning To Establish Financial Channel For Medicine In Iran. iranian.com Swiss ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner emphasized that his country is seeking to establish and launch a financial communication channel in the field of pharmaceutical industry with the Islamic Republic of Iran. On the sideline of signing a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Rash Company and Zahrawi Pharmaceutical Company in Tabriz, Marcus Leitner said ...

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Solidarity with the people of Sudan. greenleft.org.au The Australian Socialist Alliance released the following statement on June 9, in response to the brutal crackdown on Sudanese pro-democracy protests. | * * * | The Socialist Alliance joins the international community in expressing condemnation at the massacre of innocent protesters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. | This act of violence was unleashed at a critical time for the pro-democracy forces, which have been negotiating for the establishment of transitional civilian bodies that will govern Sudan and prepare the country for democratic elections. | This was only made...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Trump wins court victory in quest for transgender military ban. aljazeera.com Trump administration handed small court victory in its effort to ban transgender people from serving in the US military.

susan_p (2019-06-14). Fighting the far right in Germany. greenleft.org.au Sibylle Kaczorek, a member of Germany's main left party Die Linke and an activist with Aufstehengegen Rassismus! (Stand Up Against Racism!) was interviewed in May by Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly's European correspondent. | *** | Polls are showing that the racist, xenophobic and anti-Islamic Alternative for Germany (Alternative fąºr Deutschland, AfD) could be the leading party in elections later this year in the East German states of Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg. How did things get this bad? | The trigger for their ascendency was the 2015—...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-14). NEW VOTING RIGHTS AND INTEGRITY COALITION "SEAN" LAUNCHES TODAY. blackstarnews.com Secure Elections for America Now (SEAN) has just launched as a new unifying voice in the voting rights community. | The SEAN organization is a pro bono coalition comprised of experts in the elections field, dedicated to passing election modernization reforms that secure American elections without every infringing on an eligible voter's right to vote. | SEAN will be led by Executive Director Allison Javery, Senior Advisor Brad Bauman, and an advisory board. Members of the board include Co-Founder of Data for Progress Sean McElwee, former Virginia Commissioner of Elections and ERIC Chairman Edgardo Cortez, Executi...

Barry Schwabsky (2019-06-14). Photographing the Otherworldly and the Abject. thenation.com Photographing the Otherworldly and the Abject...

David Macaray (2019-06-14). UAW Faces Its Moment of Truth. counterpunch.org Beginning on Wednesday and extending through Friday, approximately 1,700 employees at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be asked to vote on whether or not to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The outcome of this landmark vote is being carefully watched not only by the Mandarins at Solidarity House, in Detroit, and More

IMEMC News (2019-06-14). Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Ni'lin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters in during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni'lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The locals, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village and headed to ...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-14). Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis. commondreams.org https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/border.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Algerians keep protesting despite arrest of top officials. aljazeera.com Demonstrators in Algiers demand the departure of senior figures linked with former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

commondreams (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require ‚ÄėMaximum Restraint,‚Äô Not ‚ÄėMaximum Pressure‚Äô. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Derek Royden (2019-06-14). The year of the Green New Deal. nationofchange.org Offering hope for a better future over the rage in vogue on the right, motivating young people to vote and getting more citizens to organize in their communities is how we will win.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-14). EU Court: Settlement Products Should Be Labeled. imemc.org A senior official of the European Union says it is his legal opinion that labels of the products from the Israeli-occupied territories must clearly show the precise origin of the products, to avoid misleading consumers. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) outlined its Advocate General Gerard Hogan's legal opinion, in ...

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-14). "When They See Us": Queens DA Candidate Lancman Vows To Review Chanel Lewis' Rape-and-Murder Conviction. blackstarnews.com Support grows for justice for Lewis. | Two of the candidates for the district attorney position in Queens County have made it clear that they will review the Chanel Lewis bogus rape-and-murder case if elected, with one contender even likening it to the notorious Central Park 5 miscarriage of justice case. | This is a good development. | Hopefully Lewis can get justice and culprits held to account just as the film "When They See Us" by Ava Duvernay has exposed the roles of prosecutors Elizabeth Lederer and Linda Fairtein in the so-called Central Park 5 case that victimized five Black teenagers -- Korey Wise, Kevin...

Ali Salam (2019-06-14). Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Village. imemc.org illegal Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian homes in Einabous village, South of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, as well as a local mosque, and clinic, WAFA reported. Local sources described 2 Palestinian owned vehicles with slashed tires, the star of David spray-painted on the mosque, clinic, and homes, along ...

Matt Taibbi (2019-06-14). Elizabeth Warren‚Äôs Rise Is a Plus for Issue Politics‚ÄĒAnd a Bad Sign for Billionaires. commondreams.org The strength of Warren‚Äôs campaign is a series of detailed policy proposals aimed at correcting a series of corrupting inequities in American life. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1149665818.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). US releases video it claims shows Iran removing mine from tanker. aljazeera.com Iran denies US allegations of Revolutionary Guard involvement in suspected attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman.

DXE (2019-06-14). 75+ Arrested as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Petaluma Slaughterhouse. indybay.org Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings...

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). Trump admin aims to kill historic talks and strangle Iran with evidence-free accusations. thegrayzone.com Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever...

Staff (2019-06-14). "Freedom Gas" Will Be Used to Justify Oppression at Home and Abroad. truthout.org The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made a recent foray into unintentional self-parody when it began describing natural gas as "molecules of U.S. freedom." While amusement and ridicule are perfectly reasonable reactions to this spectacle, all of us who care about freedom (for people, not molecules) and a livable future need to think about the terrifying potential uses of this language. | The...

Stan Sorscher (2019-06-14). Making Sense of NAFTA and Its Replacement. commondreams.org The neoliberal approach is exhausted socially, politically and economically. (Photo: PeoplesWorld/cc/flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/fairdeal.jpeg...

Dr. Martin Pall (2019-06-14). Video: "The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall. globalresearch.ca During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short ...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Trump and Polish President Duda agree on stationing 1,000 US troops in Poland. wsws.org The meeting of the two presidents marked a significant escalation of the US- and NATO-led military-build up against Russia.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). How do Palestinians beat Trump's deal?>. aljazeera.com They need a new strategy.

Vanessa Mbonu (2019-06-14). NAACP Memphis to Inquire into the Killing of Brandon Webber. naacp.org The President of the NAACP Memphis Branch, Deirdre Malone, released the following statement in regards to the death of Brandon Webber: "The NAACP Memphis Branch is making a formal inquiry with law enforcement officials into the murder of Brandon Webber. As we grieve for the loss of another African American young man's life, the injury ...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). 'We brought it home': Toronto Raptors scoop first NBA title. aljazeera.com Canadian franchise lifts trophy for the first time after 4-2 series win over defending champions Golden State Warriors.

Staff (2019-06-14). John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a WAR ON JOURNALISM! dissidentvoice.org Going Underground's Farhaan Ahmed talks to John Pilger after Julian Assange's US extradition hearing, where it was decided that Julian would not face a full extradition hearing next year until after the 24th of February.

amnesty (2019-06-14). Sri Lanka: Halt forced returns of Pakistani religious minorities. amnesty.org The Sri Lankan government must immediately halt plans to forcibly return asylum-seekers to their countries of origin in violation of international law, Amnesty International said today. | Individuals from Pakistani religious minority groups, in particular Christians and Shi'as who sought sanctuary in Sri Lanka over recent years and were displaced by the Easter Sunday attacks, have been detained and could be deported by the authorities in a move that would breach the customary international law principle of non-refoulement by putting them at risk of serious human rights violations. | "Sri Lanka must halt plans to...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-14). Global Call to Reform Japan's Law on Transgender People. hrw.org | | Fumino Sugiyama, a transgender man, holds his Japanese ID card, which reads "female," at his home in Tokyo. | © 2019 Human Rights Watch | A leading international health organization has urged the government of Japan to reform its legal recognition procedure for transgender people. | The World Professional Association for Transgender Heal...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). China flood death toll jumps to 61: Ministry. aljazeera.com Nearly 4 million hectares of farmland damaged and 356,000 evacuated due to heavy rains and flooding, government says.

WSWS (2019-06-14). "Unfortunately, none of this happened": Kirill Serebrennikov's Leto (Summer), a take on the pre- perestroika period in the USSR. wsws.org Serebrennikov's new film treats two of Russia's most famous rock groups, Kino and Zoopark, in the early 1980s, while managing to avoid all the major questions of the time.

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). German boat captain faces 20 years in prison for saving refugees. greenleft.org.au A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. | Captain Pia Klemp told Basler Zeitung on June 7 that her upcoming trial in Italy for years of efforts with the civilian lifeboat Iuventa that saved at least 1000 lives, will take years and hundreds of thousands of dollars. | Klemp faces up to 20 years in prison, but whether or not she ends up in jail, she would challenge any conviction in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, if necessary. | "The worst has already come to pass," said Klemp. "Sea rescue missions have be...

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-14). USDA Employees Turn Backs on Sonny Perdue as USDA Head Announces Moving of Research Agencies. commondreams.org The workers protested the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture move to the Kansas City area | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/usda-stand-turn-backs-perdue.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Deep divisions over what Hong Kong bill will do to rights. aljazeera.com Protesters and government dig in over controversial extradition bill that critics fear will destroy Hong Kong freedoms.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls. aljazeera.com PM Edi Rama vows to go ahead with local government elections on June 30, calling President Ilir Meta's action 'insane'.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Afghanistan: Who controls what. aljazeera.com Nearly 18 years after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across war-torn Afghanistan.

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). The struggle to save the birthing trees. greenleft.org.au When you travel the Western Highway in Victoria from Ballarat to Ararat, it is easy to see why local people have called for a widening of the road. | A few kilometres out from Ararat the road narrows from a four-lane divided carriageway to a narrow, two-lane, undivided highway, dense with trucks. It does not feel like a country road, despite the old gums that line the way. For a busy road that leads to a major town, the argument for widening is hard to ignore. | Abruptly, a strange sight emerges from around a bend. Barrier ropes and banners bedeck huge, labyrinthine-limbed trees. Sprawled among them are makeshift...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). 'Can't give up': Rise in attacks against Thai democracy activists. aljazeera.com Pro-democracy activists are the target of increasing physical assaults and intimidation since the March elections.

Staff (2019-06-14). "Chernobyl" Undermines True Socialism at a Time When We Need It Most. truthout.org In contemporary society, ideology functions in really complicated ways. Take HBO's "Chernobyl," which is currently the top-rated show on IMDb. Since the show's recent finale, partisans of the left and right, Democrat and Republican, have seen within it reflections of their ideological positions. | A recent dust-up on Twitter encapsulates the paramet...

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-14). Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let's Talk About the 'Israeli Model'. counterpunch.org In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries "Axios" on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his 'Deal of the Century' was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not More

amnesty (2019-06-14). Children should be empowered and protected, not silenced and side lined. amnesty.org Holly Shorey, 20, is Vice Chair of Amnesty International UK's Children's Human Rights Network (CHRN) Committee. Holly is determined to make children's rights a reality, and to prove that young people really are the leaders of today! | Children have often been told that they are the future, that they will solve the world's problems, innovate solutions and be "the leaders of tomorrow". But why does it have to be tomorrow? Why don't we recognize that children are brave, powerful and independent just like adult human rights defenders? | Children shouldn't have to wait to grow up to be listened to, which is why I'm co...

Richard Silverstein (2019-06-14). Is Pompeo Angling to Interfere in British Politics? commondreams.org There is absolutely no indication that British Jews as a whole feel the need for any such US intervention, nor any indication that British Jews or the British electorate as a whole accept the charge that Labour (and Corbyn by extension) is riddled with antisemitism. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pomp.jpeg...

Astrid Galván, Garance Burke (2019-06-14). Premature baby found in Texas Border Patrol prison. peoplesworld.org The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature and held in detention instead of where the advocate ...

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-06-14). Alias Anything You Please: a Lifetime of Dylan. counterpunch.org Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That's a lot of coffee. That's a lot of stirring. It started out with the folkies jumping on the bandwagon of his early ballads of change — lots of wind blowing, lots of More

Jake Johnson (2019-06-14). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence. theantimedia.com (CD) — In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the ...

Staff (2019-06-14). The Mainstream Media Is Marching Us Into War With Iran. truthdig.com If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and would never again help start a Middle East war on the basis of false or flimsy evidence, the headlines that blared across the front pages of major U.S. news websites Thursday night indicated that such hopes were badly misplaced. | The U.S. military late Thursday released blurry, black-and-white video footage that it claimed—without...

Dr. David Halpin (2019-06-14). Israel, America and Britain: Building a Pretext to Wage War on Iran, Setting the Scene for a Broader War? globalresearch.ca At 11pm BST 13th of June 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation, or more correctly, the British State Broadcaster, pumped this out on an ultra short bulletin, usual for this time of night. | (Sometimes it is difficult to rest the ...

Pepe Escobar (2019-06-14). The Unipolar Moment is over. mronline.org The Russia-China strategic partnership, consolidated last week in Russia, has thrown U.S. elites into Supreme Paranoia mode, which is holding the whole world hostage. | Source

Slide Ranch (2019-06-14). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience w/Optional Glamping - Aug 17. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

Staff (2019-06-14). Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President's Austerity Reforms. therealnews.com In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva. Mike Fox reports from Brazil...

plenglish (2019-06-14). Lerú leads the Cuban Gymnastics Team to Pan American Games. plenglish.com 14 de junio de 2019, 04: 10Havana, June 14 (Prensa Latina) In the absence of star Manrique Larduet, world runner-up, Randy Lerú leads the Cuban men"s team of artistic gymnastics to the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, national commissioner Pedro Pablo Barrios reported the eve.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Netflix's first Arabic original series sparks uproar in Jordan. aljazeera.com Jordan's top prosecutor demands cybercrimes department to halt broadcast of the Jinn show because of 'immoral scenes'.

Nick Licata (2019-06-14). How SDS Imploded: an Inside Account. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago, this June, the Students for a Democratic Society held its last united National Convention. It was torn apart by ideologically driven factions, each claiming to have the only correct approach for saving America. Ironically, SDS was initiated by the anti-authoritarian, but socialist oriented, League for Industrial Democracy. Al Haber, SDS's first president, More

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-14). Richard Wolff: 'Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better'. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704...

Stephen Kinzer (2019-06-14). America's Legacy of Regime Change. globalresearch.ca For most of history, seizing another country or territory was a straightforward proposition. You assembled an army and ordered it to invade. Combat determined the victor. The toll in death and suffering was usually horrific, but it was all done ...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-14). Caster Semenya invited to race in Rabat DL 800m: organiser. cgtn.com DOHA, QATAR — MAY 03: Caster Semenya of South Africa races to the line to win the Women's 800 meters during the IAAF Diamond League event at the Khalifa International Stadium on May 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) | South African runner Caster Semenya has been invited to race in the 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday, the meeting's organiser Alain Blondel says, | Semenya was initially prevented from competing at the event by the Moroccan Athletics Federation despite being cleared to continue running, in an apparent violation of an order by the Swiss Supre...

Staff (2019-06-14). Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs. therealnews.com Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist...

Laura Walubengo (2019-06-14). Swiss court rejects IAAF appeal against Semenya. cgtn.com Caster Semenya poses prior to the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus) | South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without restriction after the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland rejected an urgent request by the IAAF to re-impose eligibility regulations on the athlete. | The Swiss Supreme Court upheld an order issued on May 31, requiring the IAAF to suspend eligibility rules against Semenya, stressing in the ruling that the Athletics body had not brought forward any new arguments to justify a reconsideration of the prior o...

Orion Edmonson (2019-06-14). Basta !!! Free Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil. indybay.org Fruitvale and MacArthur Oakland...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-14). 3 Years, 119 Court Hearings: Mohammed Halabi Continues to Fight Back against Israeli Imprisonment. imemc.org Mohammed Halabi. Photo: World Vision Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention.

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). Trump Admin Aims To Kill Historic Talks And Strangle Iran With Evidence-Free Accusations. iranian.com Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching for a war on Iran. And it may have found an excuse to justify an escalation of military aggression — or at least kill independent international attempts at diplomacy with Tehran. On the morning of Thursday, June 13, two oil tankers were allegedly attacked in ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Texas unicorn? Alligator calmly swimming around despite KNIFE in its skull wins internet fame. rt.com While the American Alligator is a common sight in lakes and swamps across the south-east, a unique crocodilian from Houston, photographed swimming undaunted despite a knife sticking out of its skull, is winning internet fame. |

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Cricket World Cup: The rise of the Bharat and Stani Armies. aljazeera.com Meet the groups of supporters following India and Pakistan as the two rivals meet in the World Cup on Sunday.

Ellen Brown (2019-06-14). The American Dream Is Alive and Well — in China. dissidentvoice.org Home ownership has been called "the quintessential American dream." Yet today less than 65% of American homes are owner occupied, and more than 50% of the equity in those homes is owned by the banks. Compare China, where, despite facing one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world, a whopping 90% of families can afford to own their ...

Brian Sonenstein (2019-06-14). Prisoners, Grassroots Activists Halt Construction Of Federal Prison On Former Coal Mine. shadowproof.com Federal prisoners and grassroots activists defeated plans by the United States government to embark on the most expensive prison construction project in the country's history. The plans for a federal prison and labor camp in Letcher County, Kentucky, would have cost at least $444 million and resulted in serious and...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Israeli jets hit Gaza after rocket fire into Israel. aljazeera.com Incident follows exchange of rocket fire between Israel and Hamas on Thursday in most serious escalation since May.

commondreams (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require ‚ÄėMaximum Restraint,‚Äô Not ‚ÄėMaximum Pressure‚Äô. commondreams.org ______________________________...

plenglish (2019-06-14). Thousands of Copper Miners Striking in Chile. plenglish.com 14 de junio de 2019, 00: 33Santiago de Chile, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) About 3,200 workers of the giant Chuquicamata mine are on strike this Friday after ending talks with representatives of the National Copper Corporation (Codelco) without agreements.

Whitney Webb (2019-06-14). Amid Sudan's Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan. mintpressnews.com Trump's clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.' top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.

Global Justice Now (2019-06-14). Campaigners Launch Legal Challenge over UK's 'Secret Trade Talks' with United States. globalresearch.ca Global Justice Now has launched a legal challenge at the Information Rights Tribunal over the Department for International Trade's failure to release details of numerous trade meetings it has held with the United States and other countries since the EU ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Bernie says Gulf tanker attacks must not be used as 'pretext' for 'disastrous' war with Iran. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came out swinging against Washington's effort to pin blame on Iran for purported attacks on tanker ships in the Gulf of Oman, warning they are being used as a "pretext for war."

Tyler Durden (2019-06-14). Facebook's Secret "Hate Agent" Formula Leaked by Insider. theantimedia.com (ZH) — An internal Facebook document reveals that the social media giant monitors its users' offline behavior as part of how the company determines whether a person should be classified as a "Hate Agent," according to Breitbart's Allum Bokhari who has reviewed the document. Titled "Hate Agent Policy Review," the document reveals that Facebook employs a series of "signals" which include a person's ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism. therealnews.com In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in Sudan's Darfur. cgtn.com Children walk along smouldering houses burnt during clashes between nomads and residents in Deleij village, located in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, Sudan. June 11, 2019. Picture taken June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO SALES NO ARCHIVES | The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week. | The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur also said 15 people were injured and the violence "occurred during heated clashes between nomads and residents apparently angered by th...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Is Iran on the verge of another revolution?>. aljazeera.com And will it be a 'Kaveh' or an 'Alexander the Great' who leads it?>

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Government ignores deforestation crisis. greenleft.org.au While Australia was in the throes of a federal election campaign, the United Nations released a report warning that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. | The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report, Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, is the most comprehensive ever completed. Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years, with inputs from another 310 contributing...

Staff (2019-06-14). Bigoted Cops Show True Colors in Online Hate Groups. truthdig.com This article was originally posted on Reveal News. | Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found. | These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff's departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the Los Angeles and New York poli...

Root Division (2019-06-14). Colorism: The Spectrum of Internalized Bias Exhibition Opening. indybay.org Root Division, 1131 Mission Street San Francisco CA...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Moldova power struggle ends as Democratic Party cedes power. aljazeera.com Caretaker PM resigns, ending crisis which saw two rival governments jostle for power after an inconclusive election.

Satgin Hamrah (2019-06-14). The Iran-Iraq War: Dark Moments In Our History And The Importance Of Remembrance. iranian.com Studying moments in history allows us to make sense of not only our past as individuals and societies but our present as well. This includes dark moments that have filled history on a scale that many seek to forget or simply push aside. These moments have come in the form of genocide, war, small-scale conflict ...

Laura Gottesdiener (2019-06-14). Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace. thenation.com Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace...

WSWS (2019-06-14). European Union threatens to sanction Italy over budget deficit. wsws.org The dispute over Italy's state debt has flared up once again following the European elections.

CounterSpin (2019-06-14). Sandy Cioffi on Nigerian Oil, Riki Ott Looking Back at Exxon Valdez Spill. fair.org Media...

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-14). Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics. globalresearch.ca The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of ...

Ralph Nader (2019-06-14). It is Time to Rediscover Print Newspapers. counterpunch.org Friends often ask me why I spend so much time reading print versions of newspapers. I respond with the usual general reasons about learning what is happening, worsening or improving, in the world. I also point out that I send people helpful clippings. Unfortunately, responses do not get many people to expand their print newspaper More

Dave Zirin (2019-06-14). Megan Rapinoe Is Right to Not Sing the Anthem. thenation.com Megan Rapinoe Is Right to Not Sing the Anthem...

Andrew Levine (2019-06-14). Whither The Trump Paradox? counterpunch.org That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-14). Airline food service workers voting on strike authorization. peoplesworld.org

IMEMC News (2019-06-14). Israeli Air Force Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza. imemc.org The Israeli Air Force fired, on Friday at dawn, many missiles into several Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to homes and buildings, in addition to the area near Khan Younis Seaport. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said Israel F16 fighter-jets fired at least three ...

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (2019-06-14). Video: Bernie Sanders Defines His Vision for Democratic Socialism. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about his views on democratic socialism and why it would be good for the USA in a speech at George Washington University in Washington, DC. | The publication ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran? therealnews.com Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth...

South Front (2019-06-14). Video: Cruise Missile Strike on Saudi Airport Marks Start of New Round of Escalation in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca On June 12, the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) launched a cruise missile at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The movement said that the missile had successfully hit the airport, which has a large military ...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-14). Yemen: Attack on Saudi Airport Apparent War Crime. hrw.org (Beirut) — Houthi forces in Yemen attacked a Saudi civilian airport on June 12, 2019, in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Commanders who order deliberate or indiscriminate attacks on civilian objects are responsible for war crimes. | | | Photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency shows debris on the tarmac of Abha Regional Airport in Saudi Arabia after an attack by Yemen's Houthi forces, June 12, 2019. | © 201...

Linn Washington Jr. (2019-06-14). Bigots in Blue: Philadelphia Police Department is a Home For Hate. counterpunch.org The recent protest outside Philadelphia's Police headquarters — triggered by yet another instance of police racism — had an emphasis distinctively different from similar demonstrations during past decades against recurring police misconduct in the city that preens as the Birthplace of Democracy in America. While protestors demanded disciplinary action against the 328 individual officers responsible More

aljazeera (2019-06-14). UK court sets Assange's US extradition hearing for February 2020. aljazeera.com British judge schedules full extradition hearing next year for WikiLeaks founder wanted in US on espionage charges.

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-14). Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her position as White House press secretary. nationofchange.org Sanders, 36, was part of the Trump campaign and then moved into the principal deputy press secretary role in the White House before being elevated to her current position.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-14). Trump's latest Iran war threat ignites firestorm of opposition. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From presidential hopefuls to peace groups to 86,125 people signing an anti-war petition — so far — the latest Iran war threat concocted by President Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and opposition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told The Washington Post that she had hoped Trump "would kind of not be grabbed ...

General Wesley Clark (2019-06-14). Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.." globalresearch.ca Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing ...

John Shafthauer (2019-06-14). McVey vows to carry on 'crushing the poor' despite humiliating defeat. thecanary.co Esther McVey got a decent amount of airtime recently, and she used it to voice her reprehensible views. Despite the attention, she's turned out to be the least popular Tory leadership candidate ever: | Full result of the first Tory leadership ballot. | Leadsom, Harper and McVey eliminated. pic.twitter.com/HBHSgqbbvE | — Ian Jones (@ian_a_jo...

Staff (2019-06-14). Texas unicorn? Alligator calmly swimming around despite KNIFE in its skull wins internet fame. rt.com While the American Alligator is a common sight in lakes and swamps across the south-west, a unique crocodilian from Houston, photographed swimming undaunted despite a knife sticking out of its skull, is winning internet fame. |

C.J. Atkins (2019-06-14). Sanders, socialism, social democracy—What does it all mean? peoplesworld.org The word socialism is on everyone's lips these days. On the far right, President Donald Trump, worried about the threat of higher marginal tax rates and health care for all, roars that "America will never be a socialist country!" Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, outlines his vision of "democratic socialism" as the fulfillment of President Franklin Roosevelt's ...

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-14). Brooklyn, Spring/Summer '69: On Neighborhoods and the Vietnam War. globalresearch.ca You live in the burbs, or what they call so many small cities nowadays. Strip malls, shopping centers and it seems a Wal-Mart is everywhere. We don't live on streets, we live in subdivisions now. You want a bottle of ...

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-14). Trump Must Not Be Allowed to Use Gulf of Oman Incidents as 'Pretext for Illegal War With Iran': Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org "The time is now for the United States to exert international leadership, and bring the countries in the region together to forge a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders-oil-tankers-iran-restraint.jpg...

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month. commondreams.org Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/immigrants.png...

susan_p (2019-06-14). Hong Kong: 'The people will continue to fight'. greenleft.org.au A proposed bill in Hong Kong that will allow the extradition of offenders to China has been met with unprecedented opposition. | Protests have taken place ahead of the vote in Hong Kong's Legislative Council, mobilising up to one million people. | Historic protest action on June 9 was followed by a strike and more protests on June 12. This latest action, which ended with police violence outside the Legislative Council building, was initiated by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU). | Police fired rubber bullets, bean bag rounds and tear gas, and used batons against protesters. Responding to the vio...

Staff (2019-06-14). Ola Bini Was Friends with Julian Assange. He Has Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador. democracynow.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates' court in London Friday, saying his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, a friend of Assange's, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, is still in prison in Ecuador, after being arrested April 11, the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and has been jailed ever since without charges. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institut...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says WHO. aljazeera.com WHO says deadly outbreak does not meet the criteria for a public health emergency of international concern.

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-06-14). Attempt to extradite Assange represents 'an assault on journalistic rights', says his defence lawyer. thecanary.co The author attended Julian Assange's extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. | Julian Assange's arrest and potential extradition to the US represents an "assault on journalistic rights" and on "principles of free speech", his defence lawyer told Westminster Magistrates' Court (MC) on 14 June 2019. Mark Summers QC was explaining why it was not practical for judge Emma Arbuthnot to decide on Assange's extradition case this year. | A complex case involving a "multiplicity of profound issues": | Most attendees expected the substantive issues to start being discussed on 14 June. But unexpectedly...

United Nations (2019-06-14). UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council. un.org The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country.

Dr. Martin Pall (2019-06-14). "The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall. globalresearch.ca During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Women in Switzerland Strike Over Pay, Harassment. truthdig.com GENEVA—Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. | Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality in prosperous Switzerland underpinned the women's strike. Many protesters were also demanding more pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers — jobs typically held by women. | Swiss female lawmakers [md...

Kate Zeller (2019-06-14). Financial Transparency Legislation Clears House Financial Services Committee. indybay.org The bill would create a database of the real "beneficial owners" of American companies, potentially unmasking the true owners of thousands of shell companies.

Staff (2019-06-14). The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election. therealnews.com As conservatives restrict abortion access state by state, women have begun to win political offices and even challenge President Trump for the highest office in the country. A discussion with feminist icon Katherine Spillar co-founder of Ms. Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority...

Robert C. Koehler (2019-06-14). The Armed Bureaucracy. commondreams.org The researchers "found officers bashing immigrants and Muslims, promoting racist stereotypes, identifying with right-wing militia groups and, especially, glorifying police brutality." (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-160814231.jpg...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). Deadly political violence in Colombia spiked in May: conflict monitor. colombiareports.com Deadly political violence in Colombia spiked in May after months of decline, according to conflict monitor CERAC. According to CERAC, politically motivated violence particularly targeted local political activists and leaders...

The Canary (2019-06-14). Urgent reforms only way to save justice system from collapse, lawyers warn. thecanary.co The "crumbling" criminal justice system is heading towards total collapse unless the Government makes rapid reforms, the professional body representing solicitors and barristers has said. | The Law Society of England and Wales said steep cuts made since 2010 has left the system at "breaking point". | In a report published on Friday, it called on the Ministry of Justice to hike legal aid, halt its programme of court closures and rethink its uses of technology to try and cut costs. | Titled "Justice on Trial", the report said that fewer and fewer people are choosing criminal law as a career, deterred by long hours,...

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-06-14). Roaming Charges: In the Land of 10,000 Talkers, All With Broken Tongues. counterpunch.org + This seems like a big deal to me, but then I don't get out much: The world's seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly three species a year since 1900. + From 2001 to 2017, the Pentagon's emissions totaled 766 million metric tons, according to a new Brown University report. That More

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-14). Protesting Against Air Pollution Crisis, Extinction Rebellion Stalls Rush-Hour Traffic in London. commondreams.org Dozens of students, parents, teachers, and professionals joined a Friday protest organized by Extinction Rebellion that temporarily stalled morning rush-hour traffic in London's southeasten borough of Lewisham to push politicians to more boldly address dangerous air pollution across the city. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11558633881.jpg...

WSWS (2019-06-14). House Judiciary Committee begins antitrust inquiry into big tech. wsws.org A House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday began a major bipartisan drive for government-directed censorship of website and social media content.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-14). Six-Figure National Advertising Campaign Launched To Support Bipartisan Immigration Legislation. blackstarnews.com Advertising campaign launched to promote American Dream and Promise Act immigration legislation... | FWD.us today launched a substantial nationwide six-figure digital and radio advertising campaign in support of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who voted in support of the American Dream and Promise Act. | This vital legislation would create an earned path to citizenship for more than two million Dreamers, DACA-eligible individuals, TPS holders and DED recipients. | The ads will run online and on radio in nearly 30 states, focusing on the seven Republicans and more than two dozen Democratic Members from moderate co...

Slide Ranch (2019-06-14). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience - July 27. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

La Pena Cultural Center (2019-06-14). Frida Kahlo's Birthday Market. indybay.org La Pena Cultural Center | 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 — just 2 blocks from Ashby Bart!

Staff (2019-06-14). Get woke, go broke: Oberlin College hit with $44 MILLION penalty for accusing local bakery of racism. rt.com An Ohio jury awarded a local bakery $33 million in punitive damages, on top of $11 million in compensation, because college officials were involved in student protests that accused the store of racism in a shoplifting incident.

Christian Christensen (2019-06-14). "Not Founded On Anything": The Epitaph for the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Era. commondreams.org White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/sarah_huckabee_sanders_not_founded_on_anything.jpg...

United Nations (2019-06-14). Friday's Daily Brief : Sudan and South Sudan, Ebola, ECOSOC elections, risks of 5G tech. un.org This Friday, we cover: Ebola in central Africa still not declared an international emergency, by the World Health Organization; looming famine in South Sudan; humanitarian concerns in Sudan; new elections at the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); and how 5G technology can jeopardize early warnings of natural disasters.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-14). Colombia's 21st century revolution is underway. colombiareports.com Colombia is a divided country in many ways. Old people like to believe the main political division is between left and right, but the most important one is the country's...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Saudi air defence intercepts five Houthi drones: SPA. aljazeera.com The drone attack comes days after a missile strike on Abha airport injured 26 amid escalating tension in the region.

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Guatemalan Parties Wrap Up Campaigns Ahead of Sunday Elections. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's 26 political parties closed their campaigns Friday ahead of Sunday's general elections in which some eight million voters will crowd polling stations to cast their ballot. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President | 26 registered parties will go head-to-head in the final fight for votes which will elect the nation's n...

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. fair.org By Joe Emersberger Reuters ( 5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. | I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impac...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-14). Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC Sign Bill to Stop US Aid to Israel (VIDEO). imemc.org Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said they would be signing a bill to stop funding Israel, due to its abuse of Palestinian children. The bill was introduced by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum, and would prohibit aid from being used by Israeli authorities to detain Palestinian minors. Congresswoman ...

Edward Burmila (2019-06-14). Is Andrew Yang Serious or Kidding? It's Dangerous Either Way. thenation.com Is Andrew Yang Serious or Kidding? It's Dangerous Either Way.

commondreams (2019-06-14). Free Speech For People Sues FEC Over Trump Campaign’s Hush Money Payment. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Staff (2019-06-14). Retail Workers Nationwide Are Forming a Coalition to Demand a Just Economy. truthout.org Toys 'R' Us workers won a crucial severance pay victory last year after the company closed its U.S. stores. Private equity firms KKR, Bain, and Vornado had bought up the legendary toy store just a decade before, saddled the company with debt, and left the 33,000 laid-off employees without access to the millions they were owed in severance. | But rather than letting private equity vultures enrich themselves on the backs of employees who'd been with the store for decades, workers fought back, taking creative actions across the country and pushing legislators and pension funds to get on board — and eventual...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed as additional protests called. wsws.org None of the demands for democratic rights in Hong Kong or throughout China will be won through the "pan-democratic" opposition parties or by appeals to US imperialism.

Ben Norton (2019-06-14). US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration's claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship's crew...

Andre Vltchek (2019-06-14). Panda Diplomacy Much Better than Mafia Extortion of Collapsing West. dissidentvoice.org Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (2-R) attend an official ceremony to hand over two giant pandas from China to the Moscow Zoo on Thursday (Photo by Alexander Vilf/EPA-EFE/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool) While the United States has been intimidating dozens of countries all over the world, two cuddly Chinese giant pandas — a ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). Uganda repatriates' relatives of Ebola casualties to DRC. cgtn.com Ugandan authorities on Thursday repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. | World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | The cases marked the first time the virus has crossed an international border since the current outbreak began in Congo last August. The epidemic has already killed 1,390 people in eastern Congo. | The family sent home on Thursd...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (2019-06-14). Video: Bernie Sanders Defines His Vision for Democratic Socialism. globalresearch.ca On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about his views on democratic socialism and why it would be good for the USA in a speech at George Washington University in Washington, DC. | Bernie Sanders ...

amnesty (2019-06-14). Moąßambique: Refugiados e solicitantes de refúgio detidos arbitrariamente. amnesty.org Quinze refugiados e solicitantes de refúgio (14 homens e uma mulher) da República Democrática do Congo (RDC) e um refugiado da Etiópia estą£o actualmente detidos na terceira esquadra da cidade de Pemba, na província de Cabo Delgado, em Moąßambique. Encontram-se detidos desde 17 de Janeiro e ną£o estą£o a receber os cuidados de saúde necessários nem alimentaąßą£o adequada.

Richard Moser (2019-06-14). The Climate Counter-Offensive: Secrecy, Deception and Disarming the Green New Deal. counterpunch.org There are things we are not supposed to know and the corporate controlled news industry is not going to tell us. Totally absent from the obedient media is one of the most important stories of all time: war creates climate change. The story of how this knowledge has been repressed is essential to understanding how More

Fight Back (2019-06-14). "Soldier People" - Report from Venezuela. fightbacknews.org The following essay was written by Vladimir Castillo, the International Affairs Coordinator of the Ministry of Communes of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In it, Castillo lays out the anti-imperialist nature of the Venezuelan military and its strategic involvement in the Bolivarian Revolution. The essay was originally published by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and is translated here by the Fight Back! staff. | The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) directly descends from the people's armies of Simón Bolívar, the army of Liberators; from our indigenous warriors; from the liberating...

Staff (2019-06-14). Warren Overtakes Progressive Rival Sanders in Trio of Recent Polls. truthout.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has pulled ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., thus far her chief rival for the mantle of progressive alternative in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, in a trio of recent polls. | The first result comes from a recent Economist/YouGov poll, which finds Warren ahead of Sanders by a margin of 16 percent to 12 percent nationwide. Thus far, Warren has been trailing Sanders in national polls as both candidates grapple for the same base of progressive voters. If this trend br...

plenglish (2019-06-14). Brazil will Eventually Know the Truth, Lula Says about Moro. plenglish.com 14 de junio de 2019, 09: 52Brasilia, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that Brazil will eventually know the truth, in allusion to the publication of messages between former Judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors that cast doubts about the impartiality of those public officials.

plenglish (2019-06-14). US Repeats Same Script against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. plenglish.com 14 de junio de 2019, 09: 53New York, US, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States is repeating the same script against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, as it tries to discredit those countries" social achievements and to punish them with sanctions that affect their economies and their peoples.

WSWS (2019-06-14). Two years since the Grenfell inferno: The case for socialism. wsws.org Justice for Grenfell cannot be achieved outside of a frontal assault by the working class on the wealth and power of the financial oligarchy and its political defenders.

Oakland Museum of California (2019-06-14). In Conversation: Black Trans Women on Resilience and Strength. indybay.org Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street | Oakland, CA 94607...

East Bay Bike Party (2019-06-14). East Bay Bike Party June: Pirates on Vacation Island. indybay.org Meet at West Oakland BART...

Michael Schwalbe (2019-06-14). Oppose Inequality, Not Cops. counterpunch.org Even people doing their best to improve the world make mistakes. This was evident in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last month during a public clash on the town's Peace and Justice Plaza between defenders of Confederate statuary and anti-racist activists. Before the police arrived to insulate the two groups, mutual yelling had begun to escalate More

Zero Hedge (2019-06-14). Japanese Tanker Owner Denies Ship Hit By Mine, Says Crew Saw "Flying Objects" Before Attack. iranian.com For a moment on Thursday, it appeared that the US Navy had produced the 'smoking gun' to which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had alluded during his statement from earlier in the day: CENTCOM footage which the Navy said purported to show Iran's IRGC 'caught in the act' of trying to remove an unexploded mine from the Kokuka ...

The Canary (2019-06-14). Grenfell fire victims remembered with moving ceremony on second anniversary. thecanary.co The victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have been remembered with a moving ceremony on the second anniversary of the tragedy.Friday marked 24 months since a small kitchen fire in a flat on an estate in Kensington, west London, turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War, rendering scores of families homeless and triggering both a public inquiry and a criminal investigation.Bereaved families, survivors and campaigners made up the hundreds of people who gathered for a memorial service at the nearby St Helen's Church. | Details for events this evening, an evening of remembrance on the 2nd an...

Jake Johnson, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-14). Think US Media Won't Help Lead Nation Into War With Iran Based on Flimsy or False Intelligence? Looks Like They Already Are. commondreams.org "Do U.S. reporters, anchors, and editors really want more Middle Eastern blood on their hands? If not, they need to fix their rather credulous and increasingly hawkish coverage of Iran‚ÄĒand fix it fast." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/iran_war_media.jpg...

IMEMC News (2019-06-14). Army Injures Several Palestinians During A Peaceful Protest Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a weekly procession in Azmout village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the residents marched to ...

Brian Cloughley (2019-06-14). Trump's Washington Detests the Belt and Road Initiative. counterpunch.org The foreign and domestic policies of the US Administration appear to be guided by a combination of financial greed, the desire to exploit weakness for the sake of doing so, a partiality for malevolence, and determination to be spiteful. In no manner, domestically, has the last been more effectively demonstrated than by Trump's treatment of the More

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Bolsonaro Breaks Silence To Defend Brazilian Justice Minister. telesurenglish.net Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has come to the defense of his Justice Minister Sergio Moro after the latter was accused of improperly coordinating with prosecutors when he was a high-profile anti-corruption judge. | RELATED: | Brazil Increased Harmful Pesticides Since Bolsonaro Took Power | Bolsonaro, who was mostly quiet after the allegations surfaced against Moro, has finally broken his silence in favor of his Justice Minister. | Bolsonaro said Sergio Moro had...

WSWS (2019-06-14). US Supreme Court refuses to hear Guantanamo detainee's habeas corpus appeal. wsws.org The court's refusal to hear the case of a man who has been imprisoned and tortured for nearly two decades without ever being convicted of a crime corresponds to the inexorable lurch by the entire political establishment towards dictatorship and barbarism.

WSWS (2019-06-14). Michigan Democrats drop all charges against Flint water poisoning conspirators. wsws.org While the Democrats claim they will restart the investigation, Flint residents are deeply skeptical—and with reason.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). 'Ridiculous, dangerous': Iran denies US claims over Gulf tankers. aljazeera.com Washington releases video it says shows Iranian soldiers removing unexploded mine from damaged tanker.

United Nations (2019-06-13). Thursday's Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur. un.org This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by UNICEF on the best and worst "family-friendly" nations.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). UK's Grenfell Tower Families Still Waiting For Justice. hrw.org | | Street art in Ladbroke Grove, West London, commemorating the victims of Grenfell Tower fire, December 2017. | © Benjamin Ward/Human Rights Watch | On June 14, 2017, west London awoke to a disaster. The acrid smell of smoke and incessant sirens signalled something was deeply wrong. | The fire at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington took 72 lives and left 70 more in...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Suicide bomber kills civilians, police in eastern Afghanistan. aljazeera.com Suicide bomber detonates explosives near a police vehicle in Jalalabad, killing at least nine people and wounding 13.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Cuba Prepares New Electoral Law. plenglish.com Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is preparing a new Electoral Law in accordance with the Constitution passed in December 2018 and endorsed by citizensŚ ¥ vote in February.

By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). KENYA 'HANGING AT THE EDGE OF A DEBT TRAP'. blackstarnews.com June 3, 2019 (GIN) — Lending institutions fear that Kenya's foot may be stuck on the debt pedal with the latest loan in the amount of $750 million from the World Bank to be paid over 30 years. | A number of experts and players in the financial sector do not think all is well.
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amnesty (2019-06-13). Russia: Prominent political activist repeatedly jailed for covering the protest online. amnesty.org On 10 June, Leonid Volkov, a key aide to a prominent Russian opposition activist, Alexey Navalny, was sentenced to 15 days of "administrative arrest" for allegedly organizing a protest rally against pension reform in St. Petersburg on 9 September 2018. This is a clear violation of his rights to freedom of expression.

Elizabeth Bruenig (2019-06-13). So, What’s the Difference Between Warren and Sanders? commondreams.org Warren has been gaining in polls lately, sealing her spot as a top-tier candidate in the crowded field and even running ahead of Sanders in a pair of new national polls. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/warren_7.jpeg...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Artificial intelligence reinforces power and privilege. aljazeera.com Computational surveillance empowers governments and corporations and diminishes accountability.

Staff (2019-06-13). Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings. truthout.org Flint Taylor, a founding partner of the People's Law Office in Chicago, has spent almost 50 years defending some of the most vulnerable people within the criminal legal system. In his new book, The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago, Taylor describes the history of systemic violence running rampant within the Chicago Police Department. It's a history he knows all too well from his work with the Fred Hampton assassination case, among many others. This excerpt recounts some of the torture unleashed by police in Chicago during the 1980s, under Police Commander Jon Burge. During this time, Burg...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Influenza Epidemic Continues in Chile, Vaccines Are Scarce. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Amid an influenza epidemic that has so far killed 20 people in Chile, health authorities are seeking to adopt emergency measures to face the lack of vaccines in the country.

Julian Rose (2019-06-13). Poland Prepares to Introduce 5G Wireless Technology. globalresearch.ca The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has denied (June 11) that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the Global Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space.* | The refutation was put out by the Ministry of Digitalization, the government department that ...

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-13). Many breakfast cereals still test positive for Roundup, new report confirms. nationofchange.org Of the 21 oat-based cereals tested, all but four tested contained a level of glyphosate that is higher than deemed safe for children by scientists at Environmental Working Group.

Fight Back (2019-06-13). Sit-in at Minneapolis mayor's office demands justice for Jamar Clark. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN - Community members took over the office of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, June 12. They demanded the mayor take the actions - actions that he has the power to take - to get justice for the family of Jamar Clark. | Earlier that afternoon, after a rally organized by Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice for Jamar (TCC4J), protesters marched into Frey's office, demanding to meet with him. They bore a funeral wreath constructed of dollar bills to represent the lack of a meaningful settlement in Jamar's case. | During an all-day session last month - at nearly the same time that the city announced a $20 milli...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). Colombia's controversial defense minister survives motion of no confidence. colombiareports.com Colombia's polemic defense minister on Thursday survived a motion of no confidence filed by the country's leftist opposition that wanted him to be removed from office. The opposition filed the...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Will Russia back US' maximum pressure on Iran?>. aljazeera.com US-Russian cooperation on Iran has its limits.

Staff (2019-06-13). Democrats Worry as Trump Unleashes Money on 2020 Digital Ads. truthdig.com The president's campaign has already spent $10 million, and strategists fear that figure could climb as high as $1 billion by Election Day.

CGTN America (2019-06-13). Deal or no deal: Making sense of Trump's Mexican trade battle. cgtn.com Today's episode of The Heat Podcast breaks down U.S. - Mexican trade negotiations and the role U.S. foreign policy and military intervention has played in Latin American migration.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-13). 2019 Juneteenth Reparations Congressional Hearing. indybay.org At the San Francisco Presidio a Juneteenth Board Meeting of the Presidio Trust may quantify and qualify "Slavery in California" as part of the broader National conversation. Congressional Hearings on H.R. 40 on Juneteenth National Freedom Day is very symbolic, substance to be seen.

amnesty (2019-06-13). Nicaragua: Decenas de personas continúan. amnesty.org Tras la aprobación de una ley de amnistía por parte de la Asamblea Nacional nicaragąºense, 56 personas fueron puestas en libertad el 11 de junio de 2019, entre ellas los líderes estudiantiles Amaya Coppens y Christopher Olivas y los periodistas Lucía Pineda Ubau y Miguel Mora. Sin embargo, decenas de personas permanecen en prisión, y la ley de amnistía recientemente aprobada seguiría poniendo en peligro la verdad, la justicia y la reparación de las víctimas de la crisis.

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-13). Peace is a word that the West has taken from the Afghans. mronline.org The war on Afghanistan has been ugly. Death is one consequence of war—2019 has been the deadliest year for civilians since the United States first began to bomb Afghanistan in 2001. Starvation is another—according to the UN, half of the population will need food assistance over the course of this year. | Source

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). Cameroon in race to contain polio outbreak. cgtn.com Cameroon has set 120-day deadline to contain a polio outbreak in the country. | The Central African nation plans to vaccinate 122,225 children under the age of five years before November. | The country's Ministry of Health announced the plan, noting that a wild polio virus was found in Mada and Makari health districts in northern Cameroon. | According to the World Health Organization (WHO), laboratory results indicate that the virus was similar to one found in Nigeria in 2008. | The agency rated the situation as critical, and urged that Cameroonian health authorities contain the polio virus quickly. | In respo...

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-06-13). Coming Out—Again—in the Trump Era. counterpunch.org Challenging times call for challenging actions, and we are living in such a time. Globally, we are facing multiple challenges—environmental, economic and otherwise—but I am focusing here on social conditions in the United States, and since it's Pride Month, specifically on sexual identity. Two and a half years into the Trump administration, there's no doubt More

Eds. (2019-06-13). To survive: we need a global awakening much bigger than a "revolution," much deeper than just ending capitalism. mronline.org The climate apocalypse will soon kill all of us (including the plutocrats), if we don't take drastic measures right away. But the plutocrats are blocking those measures, because they don't want anything cutting into their short-term profits. In this video I discuss the crazy culture that has us headed toward extinction. To survive, we need [...] | Source

aljazeera (2019-06-13). White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders leaving job at end of June. aljazeera.com Sanders, one of the president's most trusted White House aides, will leave at the end of the month, Trump says.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Christchurch Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Over 90 Charges. telesurenglish.net The 29-year-old Australian gunman on trial for the deadly Christchurch shooting in New Zealand is pleading not guilty to all charges. | RELATED: | 'Egg Boy' Fulfills Pledge, Donates $US69,000 to NZ Victims | With an estimated six-week trial ahead, Brenton Tarrant faces 51 murder charges, 40 attempted murder, and one for an act of terrorism. | A suspected whi...

RT (2019-06-13). 'They ALL do it!' Trump and the Democrats go head-to-head on 'oppo research' from foreigners. rt.com With the liberal media excoriating President Donald Trump for admitting that he'd listen if foreigners dug up dirt on his opponents, the president did openly reveal one of Washington's dirty secrets: everyone's doing it. |

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-13). American Gov't, NGOs Fuel and Fund Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protests. mintpressnews.com HONG KONG — Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the parliament on Tuesday in opposition to an amendment to the autonomous territory's extradition law with mainland China. The protest's messaging and the groups associated with it, however, raise a number of questions about just how organic the movement is. | Some of the groups involved receive significant funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA soft-power cutout that has played a critical role in innumerable U.S. regime-change operations. | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the bill, which is being considered in Hong Kong...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Uganda bans public gatherings in Kasese district amid Ebola fears. aljazeera.com Move comes as health officials declare second Ebola fatality in Uganda just days after the virus spread from DR Congo.

RT (2019-06-13). Dozens of Memphis police injured after fatal shooting sparks violent clashes (VIDEO). rt.com At least 25 officers were injured in violent clashes with protesters after US Marshals fatally shot a multiple-felony suspect during an arrest. Mounted police, a helicopter and tear gas were all required to disperse the crowd.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Afghanistan: The Healers. aljazeera.com As war continues to cripple Afghanistan, health workers are restoring the limbs, and lives, of their patients.

Austyn Ross (2019-06-13). NAACP ACT-SO Kicks Off Convention Week. naacp.org BALTIMORE — The NAACP ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) has been training and encouraging high school students for over 40 years. This year-long achievement program is designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Many of today's notable African-Americans are ACT-SO alum, including: Black-ish star ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). What's behind Mali massacre and how to stop escalating violence. aljazeera.com Ethnic tensions threaten to further destabilise Mali, analysts say, calling for dialogue and accountability for victims.

Samuel Stolton (2019-06-13). Video: Hard Brexit Makes Scottish Independence 'More Urgent'. globalresearch.ca The scenario of a hard Brexit would "increase the likelihood of Scotland becoming independent," Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Her comments come as hard and soft Brexit Conservatives start jockeying for the vacant ...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-13). Kenyan marathoner Felix Kirwa banned for 9 months for doping. cgtn.com Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended from competition for nine months after testing positive for the banned substance strychnine. | The Athletics Integrity Unit on Wednesday suspended Kenyan long-distance runner Felix Kirwa for nine months after testing positive for a banned substance, Strychnine. | The AIU said that the 23-year-old's suspension would begin as from February 14 and all his results from December 9, 2018 to February 14, 2019 have been disqualified. The AIU added that all resulting consequences from the disqualification include the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). US: Flint's Poisoned Citizens Get No Justice As Case Against Officials Dropped. telesurenglish.net Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against the state and federal officials connected to the contamination of the city of Flint, alleging that more thorough investigation was necessary to proceed with the case. | RELATED: | Federal Judge Rules US Ban on FGM 'Unconstitutional' | The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a federal prosecutorial agency, led the case against eight ex-state and city officials as well as Michigan's Chief Medical Officer Eden Wells, for their roles in th...

Kevin Gosztola (2019-06-13). New Report Exposes Pentagon as World's Largest Producer of Greenhouse Gases. theantimedia.com (SP) — The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University's "Costs of War" project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, "more than double the current number of ...

Elliott Negin (2019-06-13). Our Post-Carbon Future Depends on Electric Vehicles‚ÄĒOur Congress Controls Their Economic Lifeline. commondreams.org How quickly that cleaner future becomes the present in the United States depends at least in part on defeating the oil and gas industry‚Äôs self-serving campaign to eliminate the EV tax credit. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/alternative-auto-automobile-110844.jpg...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). Proposal to imprison whistleblowers appears in Colombia's anti-corruption bill. colombiareports.com A bill initially proposed to counter corruption in Colombia turns out to have an article that can put state officials leaking alleged corruption in prison, local media reported Wednesday. According...

John Feffer (2019-06-13). Democracy desperately needs a reboot. nationofchange.org If you're a supporter of Donald Trump | — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably | think that democracy has never been in better health. | Recent elections in these countries | didn't just serve to rotate the elite from the conventional parties. | Voters went to the polls and elected outsiders who promised to transform | their political systems. That demonstrates that the system, that | democracy itself, is not rigged in favor of the "deep state" or the | Bilderberg global elite — or the plain vanilla leaders of the center | left and center right. | Moreover, fr...

Michael Winship (2019-06-13). The US Senate of Mitch the Impaler. commondreams.org McConnell has turned "the greatest deliberative body" into a corpse.

amnesty (2019-06-13). BOLIVIA: DEFENDERS AT RISK BY ACCUSATIONS AND THREATS FROM AUTHORITIES. amnesty.org The highest government authorities in Bolivia, including President Evo Morales and his government minister, Carlos Romero, have publicly accused and threatened human rights defenders and organizations critical of their policies, demonizing them and hampering their important work, says Amnesty International in a new report published today. | The report Bolivia: Hostility against human rights defenders, submitted in the context of Bolivia's Universal Periodic Review before the United Nations, exposes the intimidating and stigmatizing tactics use...

David Underhill (2019-06-13). Alabama's Ashes Enlarge On Flint's Lead. counterpunch.org Photograph Source: Antony-22 — CC BY-SA 4.0 | Coal is mostly carbon. When burned it turns into carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that merely heats the planet and sends the climate into a gradual, though accelerating, death spiral. But the parts that don't burn can attack you quicker. | Mercury: can poison you in numerous ways including effects on your nervous system and brain that leave you stupider than you were born to be. Arsenic: can kill you outright so it doesn't matter if you've become stupid. Radiation: low levels of "background" radiation...

James Carden (2019-06-13). Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision. thenation.com Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision...

Oakland Privacy (2019-06-13). Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-13). Warnings of Effort to 'Maneuver the US Into a War' as Trump Officials Rush to Blame Iran for Attacks on Gulf Tankers. commondreams.org "These attacks are yet another warning sign that Trump and his team are leaning into a disastrous war in the Middle East." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tanker_0.jpg...

Staff (2019-06-13). YouTube removes Project Veritas video on Pinterest's 'censorship of conservative views'. rt.com YouTube has removed a video which details how Pinterest actively suppressed conservative viewpoints on its website, sparking accusations that the Silicon Valley tech giants are working in concert to silence speech they don't like.

Elie Mystal (2019-06-13). Linda Fairstein Is Still Trying to Take Down the Central Park Five. thenation.com Linda Fairstein Is Still Trying to Take Down the Central Park Five...

United Nations (2019-06-13). Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call. un.org Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim.

Staff (2019-06-13). 'Completely baseless': Tulsi slams US media smears against her campaign. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took the media to task for what she called biased and misleading coverage of her campaign, arguing the facts no longer matter to some outlets.

Laura Gottesdiener (2019-06-13). Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World. commondreams.org "In 2003, it was Iraq. In 2019, it's Iran." (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/notowar.jpeg...

Staff (2019-06-13). Daniel Ellsberg: 'I Wanted to See the War Ended'. truthdig.com What follows is a conversation between author and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Sharmini Peries of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of...

Juan Cole (2019-06-13). Trump Requests Hacked Dirt on 2020 Democrats From Foreign Regimes in Free Ad Aired on Disney's ABC News. commondreams.org He has already committed obstruction of justice a dozen times or so, which is much more serious than speculating what he might do in a hypothetical situation. (Photo: Screenshot) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screenshot_0.jpeg...

Shimbun Akahata (2019-06-13). U.S. military bases suspected in toxic pollution of Okinawa's water. peoplesworld.org In the rivers and groundwater near U.S. military bases in Okinawa, highly-concentrated toxic compounds have been found, causing concerns about tap water pollution. The Okinawa prefectural government, suspecting that the U.S. military facilities are the source of contamination, will shortly request that the government of Japan enter the U.S. bases to carry out on-the-spot investigations. ...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Evo Morales Guarantees Support for Indigenous Fund Projects. plenglish.com La Paz, June 13 (Prensa Latina) BoliviaŚ ¥s President, Evo Morales, guaranteed on Thursday 380 million Bolivian pesos (just over 50 million dollars) for 249 projects of the Indigenous Development Fund in this department.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Army Fires Missiles Into Farmlands In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli soldiers fired, on Thursday at dawn, several missiles into Palestinian lands in Gaza city, and Rafah in the southern part of the coastal region, causing damage to nearby homes and buildings. Media sources said the Israeli missiles did not lead to casualties, but caused damage to some homes and ...

Kim Petersen (2019-06-13). Why Would China and Huawei Commit Economic Self-Ruin? dissidentvoice.org It could be construed as a badge of professional honor that a news broadcaster is open to presenting a wide range of views. This might especially be considered so when the corporate-state media is parochially aligned to portraying an unskeptical right-wing, warmongering bizzaro worldview where left-wing (defined as socialist, communist, anarchist... not Democrats or Liberals ...

commondreams (2019-06-13). Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition on Williams Company’s Misleading Report. commondreams.org ______________________________...

MAIL (2019-06-13). Headlines for June 13, 2019. democracynow.org Two Oil Tankers Evacuated Near Strait of Hormuz After Reported Explosions, House Panel Holds Trump Officials in Contempt for Refusing Subpoenas on 2020 Census, Trump Jr. Testifies to Senate Intel Committee on Russia Trump Tower Meeting, Trump Says He'd Accept Dirt on Campaign Rivals from Foreigners, Trump Welcomes Polish President with F-35 Flyover of the White House, Houthi Rebel Attack on Saudi Airport Injures 26 Civilians, House Panel Grills Assistant Secretary of State over Saudi Weapon Sales, Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests, Reporter Norma Sarabia Becomes 6th Mexican J...

Staff (2019-06-13). Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the "Top Secret" Pentagon Papers. therealnews.com Daniel Ellsberg describes the tension waiting for the publishing of the Pentagon Papers story: "The Times was on lock down with armed guards.. they were fearing an injunction"

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed military roadblocks. Illegal Israeli colonists punctured tires of two cars near Nablus, and wrote racist graffiti. The soldiers invaded and searched a few homes ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Targeted by the Inquisition — RAI with Matthew Fox (5/8). therealnews.com Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict, launched a campaign in defense of murderous dictatorships in Latin America and to purge the Church of liberation theology and priests like Matthew Fox — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). Assassination of journalist in southwest Colombia triggers international rejection. colombiareports.com The United Nations, the European Union and press organizations on Tuesday rejected the assassination of a journalist in southwest Colombia. Radio host Libardo Montenegro of local radio station Samaniega Estereo...

Staff (2019-06-13). Pennsylvania Bill Aims to Shift Water Clean-Up Costs From Residents to Polluters. truthout.org In response to chemical contamination from a naval station in his district, Representative Todd Stephens, a Pennsylvania House Representative from Montgomery County, is pushing for legislation that would remove the financial pressure on citizens to clean their own drinking water. | This push from Rep. Stephens is indicative of a larger problem — figuring out how to pay to clean drinking water from the confirmed 21 sites throughout Pennsylvania contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). | The chemicals are used in products such as stain- and water-resistant clothing, nonstick pots and p...

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). UK Officially Signs Extradition Order to Send Julian Assange to US. theantimedia.com (ZH) —Early on Thursday UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid revealed that he has signed a US extradition request for Julian Assange, putting the WikiLeaks founder a step closer to facing prosecution for espionage and hacking on American soil, where he's almost assured life in prison or worse after the US Justice Department filed 17 new charges ...

Austyn Ross (2019-06-13). NAACP ACT-SO Kicks Off Convention Week. naacp.org BALTIMORE — The NAACP's ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) has been training and encouraging high school students for over 40 years. This year-long achievement program is designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Many of today's notable entertainers are ACT-SO alum, including: Black-ish star ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Say Goodbye to the First Amendment. truthdig.com "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press," reads the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, for the first time ever, a publisher is being prosecuted under the World War I-era Espionage Act. Julian Assange, co-founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, is facing 170 years in prison if he is extradited to the U.S. from the United Kingdom. The case could deal a monumental blow to the free press in the United States. | The U.S. first charged Assange in April with attempting to help a U.S.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). Equity Bank opens representative office in Ethiopia. cgtn.com Regional lender Equity Bank has opened a commercial representative office in Ethiopia, as part of plans to set up operations in the horn of Africa nation. Equity Bank, which resumed plans for Pan African expansion, is keen on economic reforms in Ethiopia witnessed under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. | Ethiopia has 18 licensed commercial banks which has increased focus by tier one Kenyan banks to expand into the market. | Equity Bank has appointed Hassan Maalim as the head of the commercial representative office which will be based at Kazanchis-Addis Ababa, and is expected to be fully operational in July this year.

Eric Levitz (2019-06-13). Democratic Socialism: 'There Is No Alternative'. commondreams.org https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bernie_8.jpeg...

Staff (2019-06-13). Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms. therealnews.com Ali Abunimah discusses the complicity of the EU, which donated pre-fabricated classrooms to Palestinian schoolchildren, but did not ensure that they would be used for the purpose of education, rather than as a way for the Israeli occupation forces to pillage Palestinian property for their own profit. Thanks to media outrage the sale of the...

RT (2019-06-13). Hump day? Trump brags about meeting 'Prince of Whales,' Twitter unloads with memes. rt.com Fresh from a gaffe-filled visit to the UK, including appearing to fist-bump the Queen and not curtsying, US president Donald Trump added one more to the list by referring to Prince Charles as the 'Prince of Whales.'

Staff (2019-06-13). Allergy Season Is Bad This Year. Thank Climate Disruption. truthout.org If you think allergy season this year is especially severe, you are not wrong. Even people who do not normally deal with pollen allergies are suffering, and those with serious allergies or other respiratory issues are under siege by a marauding army of windblown dots of pollen. This is on top of the smoke pouring into the U.S. from Canadian wildfires. As with so much else today, the stark reality of climate disruption is playing a part in our misery. | More than half the states in the continental U.S. are enduring pollen counts ranging from "High" to "Very Hig...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Explosions reported on two tankers in Gulf of Oman. aljazeera.com One ship ablaze after presumed attacks on vessels near the Iranian coastline push oil prices up and prompt global alarm.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-13). New York's Top Leaders, De Blasio and Jumaane Williams, Hail Rent Bill Boosting Tenants' Rights. blackstarnews.com Jumaane Williams. Photo: Twitter | | New York City's top elected officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams have hailed the bill that will significantly increase tenants rights. | | The new bill which could be voted on as early as Friday includes several protections such as: protection against evictions from apartments so long as a tenant occupies the unit in a preferential unit and blocking landlords from exponentially increasing rents; the so-called vacancy bonus whereby landlords could increase rent by as much as 20% when a unit is vacant has been eliminated; lan...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Who will be Britain's next prime minister?>. aljazeera.com Competition to be the next British prime minister was rife even before Theresa May's resignation.

Staff (2019-06-13). As Trump Administration Weighs War, Iraqis Plan a Carnival for Peace. truthout.org There's a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof Assi, a 30-year-old Iraqi peace activist and humanitarian worker, told it to me by phone. Our conversation takes place in late May just after the Trump administration has announced that it would add 1,500 additional U.S. troops to its Middle Eastern garrisons. | "Iran wants to fight to get the United States and Saudi Arabia out of Iraq," she began. "And the United States wants to fight to get Iran out of Iraq." She paused dramatically. "So how about all of us Iraqis just leave Iraq so they can fight here on their own?" | Assi is among a generation of yo...

WSWS (2019-06-13). New Zealand protest opposes persecution of Julian Assange and Australian journalists. wsws.org Tom Peters of the Socialist Equality Group warned that press freedom and democratic rights are "not compatible with endless war and endless attacks on living standards."

plenglish (2019-06-13). Determining Day for Stopping or Continuing Chilean Teachers Strike. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A new meeting on Thursday between leaders of the Chilean Teachers Association and the Ministry of Education will be crucial for about 70,000 Chilean teachers to go back to classrooms or hold one more national stoppage week.

Nick Pardee (2019-06-13). California's Democratic supermajority offers a path forward that is safe for landlords. liberationnews.org Given the opportunity to pass basic renter protections in California, Democrats killed or weakened all such legislation.

Staff (2019-06-13). No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. democracynow.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela, Italy Ratify Interest in Expanding Cooperation. plenglish.com Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Italian Ambassador in Caracas, Placido Vigo, ratified the common interest in broadening cooperation ties between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Thursday.

Staff (2019-06-13). Sarah Sanders to Leave White House Post, Trump Says. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. | Sanders is one of Trump's closest and most trusted White House aides and one of the few remaining on s...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Erdogan: Purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems complete. aljazeera.com The Turkish leader says he will speak to President Trump, as Washington threatens to cut Ankara from F-35 programme.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Turkey says Syrian forces hit observation tower in Idlib. aljazeera.com Three Turkish soldiers have been wounded while some equipment and facilities were damaged, Ankara says.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-06-13). Socialist Analysis: 50 Years After Stonewall — It is Still Right to Rebel! indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen gets party nod to run for re-election. aljazeera.com Ruling DPP opts for Tsai Ing-wen, known for her hawkish stance on China, to run in January election.

By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). TROUBLE BREWING IN LIBERIA FOR PRESIDENT WEAH. blackstarnews.com June 10, 2019 (GIN) — Liberian President George Weah is having a few bad days. And more may be on their way. | A citizen action group — the Council of Patriots (COP) — has a long list of demands covering governance, human rights and the rule of law, national peace and reconciliation, integrity and accountability, among others. | The group has called on President Weah to part ways with some of his close lieutenants they believe are not up to the task and may cause him more harm politically. | Thousands of Liberians turned out on June 7 to protest corruption and economic decline that many blame on...

United Nations (2019-06-13). Recognize, celebrate and 'stand in solidarity' with persons with albinism. un.org International Albinism Awareness Day is a time to "recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with persons with albinism around the world", the United Nations urged on Thursday, taking place this year under the banner, "Still Standing Strong".

amnesty (2019-06-13). Nicaragua: Des dizaines de personnes sont toujours en détention. amnesty.org AprŹs l'adoption d'une loi d'amnistie par l'Assemblée nationale du Nicaragua, 56 personnes ont été libérées le 11 juin 2019, dont les dirigeants étudiants Amaya Coppens et Christopher Olivas et les journalistes Lucía Pineda Ubau et Miguel Mora. Des dizaines de personnes sont cependant toujours en détention, et la loi d'amnistie adoptée derniŹrement menace toujours les droits des victimes de la crise ą la vérité, ą la justice et ą des réparations...

Middle East Eye (2019-06-13). 'We Are Arming A Street Thug': US Lawmakers Denounce Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia. iranian.com The administration of US President Donald Trump declared an emergency last month to enable arms sales to Saudi Arabia without congressional oversight. The State Department has cited alleged Iranian plans to attack US troops and Washington's partners in the Gulf to force through the sales, but many of the weapons included in the deals are ...

Prof. Dr. Danica Grujicic (2019-06-13). Please Let NATO Disappear. What They Have Done to My Country? Unspoken Cancer Epidemic in Serbia. globalresearch.ca Please let NATO disappear, is the wish of neurosurgeon and chairman of the Serbian Cancer Society Dr. Danica Grujicic | What have they done to my country? | Who has to decide that I may have to die? | The war itself is ...

Tes Welborn (2019-06-13). Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires - How about the rest of us? indybay.org Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco...

Root Division (2019-06-13). Colorism: The Spectrum of Internalized Bias Exhibition Opening. indybay.org Root Division, 1131 Mission Street San Francisco CA...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Fake News Focus News Agencies Congress (+Photos). plenglish.com FotosPLSofia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The so-called Fake News focus on Thursday the 6th News Agencies World Congress (NAWC), opened by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, in the presence of more than 90 media outlets from about 80 countries.

RT (2019-06-13). YouTube removes Project Veritas video on Pinterest's 'censorship of conservative views'. rt.com YouTube has removed a video which details how Pinterest actively suppressed conservative viewpoints on its website, sparking accusations that the Silicon Valley tech giants are working in concert to silence speech they don't like.

kathy_f (2019-06-13). Australia 'world's most secretive democracy': New York Times. greenleft.org.au "Australia may be the world's most secretive democracy," the New York Times reported on June 5. | The US newspaper was commenting on the raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on a NewsCorp journalist and then the head office of the ABC. They were looking for evidence of information provided by whistleblowers that was used in articles exposing possible crimes by the Australian military and other authorities. | NYT continued: "The aggressive approach — which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended — fit...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). DR Congo makes formal request to join East African Community. cgtn.com The Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed interest in joining the East African Community (EAC). | Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi formally wrote to his counterpart Paul Kagame, who is also the current EAC chairman. | In the letter, President Tshisekedi says his country's request is based on growing relations with the EAC member states. | The EAC currently has six members, including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi and Uganda. | The Rwanda New Times reports Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwanda's State Minister for EAC affairs, to have placed a formal request to have the DR Congo's interest put in...

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-13). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate and Doctrines of Consent. counterpunch.org There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of More

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). Colombia's polemic defense minister survives motion of no confidence. colombiareports.com Colombia's polemic defense minister on Thursday survived a motion of no confidence filed by the country's leftist opposition that wanted him to be removed from office. The opposition filed the...

Staff (2019-06-13). House Panel Votes to Hold Top U.S. Officials in Contempt. truthdig.com WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to bncomply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. | The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to advance contempt measures against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who has said he supports an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, was the sole Republican to join with Democrats. | The vote sends the contempt measures...

Oakland Museum of California (2019-06-13). In Conversation: Black Trans Women on Resilience and Strength. indybay.org Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street | Oakland, CA 94607...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Diaz-Canel Continues Government Visit to Provinces. plenglish.com Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has continued on Thursday his visit to the eastern province of Camaguey, where he checks with the Council of Ministers the work done by economic and social entities.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Hundreds arrested in Kazakhstan over election protests. aljazeera.com The Kazakh prosecutor-general's office says 957 were found guilty of offences, 670 of whom were jailed.

TatuyTV (2019-06-13). Chavez the Radical XXIV: "The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It, not to the Large Landowners" mronline.org The latest episode of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical" focuses on the question of land ownership in Venezuela, an issue that remains at the heart of the struggle in the countryside. | Source

Elliott Negin (2019-06-13). Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles — our Congress controls their economic lifeline. nationofchange.org This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America Forward Act, would keep the country moving in the right direction to address the worldwide climate crisis. Another, d...

Curt Ries (2019-06-13). Defining Democratic Socialism. commondreams.org Democratic socialism boils down to a belief that all people ought to live with dignity and that it is our collective responsibility as a society to guarantee that life for everyone, without exception. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1149502837.jpg...

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Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-13). Bipartisan Group Issues Statement On Passage Of Green Light NY Bill By NYS Assembly. blackstarnews.com New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie supported the Green Light NY bill... | FWD.us New York State Immigration Manager Eddie A. Taveras issued the following statement yesterday in response to the State Assembly's passage of the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, or "Green Light NY" bill, which would allow an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license. | "Creating a process for hardworking New Yorkers to earn a driver's license is a critical step forward in protecting New York's immigrant communities," said Taveras. "We thank Assemblyman Marcos Crespo for sponsoring this leg...

Staff (2019-06-13). Sexuality and the End of the Catholic Church — RAI with Matthew Fox (6/8). therealnews.com The refusal of the Church to purge abusers and pedophiles from the clergy and accept human sexuality as a blessing, is leading to the end of the Church as we know it, says Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay...

Eric A. Gordon (2019-06-13). Documentary shows Israelis going back to the future in the ancestral fatherland. peoplesworld.org On my first trip to Israel, in the fall of 1993, I booked a room in a dorm in Jerusalem. I settled my bags in and descended down to the lobby to go exploring. Downstairs, I found a sizable group of German amateur musicians from the town of Dunningen, between Freiburg and Stuttgart in the ...

MAIL (2019-06-13). "Pose" Star Indya Moore Demands Justice for Killed Trans Women: "We Are All Worthy of Safety" democracynow.org Transgender actor and model Indya Moore addressed a crowd of protesters gathered in New York City's Foley Square Monday to demand justice for Layleen Polanco, a transgender Afro-Latinx woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers Island on Friday. Polanco was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jailed on Rikers in April when she was unable to post $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was dead. "We are worthy of legal aid, liberty, justice, resources. And we are worthy of life. We are worthy of love," Moore told the crowd. "If the sight of us using our bodies, our voices and our defiance to protest this oppress...

Staff (2019-06-13). How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics. therealnews.com An investigation shows how the nonprofit NRA gives lavish gifts and contracts to board members and their families while losing millions of dollars of donor money each year. A deep dive following the money that explores the internal conflict between NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and former NRA President Oliver North and the role of the...

Rahul Verma (2019-06-13). Brexit Trade Delusions Show Why Britain Needs to Confront Its History of Empire. globalresearch.ca On 7 December, 2016, nearly six months after the referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech to the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain. She said: | "As Britain leaves the European Union so we intend to take a leap forward, ...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Iranian President Blames U.S. for Middle East Tensions. plenglish.com Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this Thursday blamed the United States for causing all the tensions in the Middle East with its economic war against the Islamic Republic.

amnesty (2019-06-13). UK must refuse extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. amnesty.org Following the formal extradition request by the United States to the United Kingdom for Julian Assange and ahead of tomorrow's extradition hearing in the Westminster Magistrates' Court, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for Europe, said: | "The British government must not accede to the US extradition request for Julian Assange as he faces a real risk of serious human rights violations if sent there. The UK must comply with the commitment already made that he would not be sent anywhere he could face torture, ill-treatment or the death penalty. |

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Argentina group identifies 130th person taken during dictatorship. aljazeera.com Javier Matias Darroux Mijalchuk, taken when he was a baby, says 'recovering my identity is homage to my parents'.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-06-13). On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline. globalresearch.ca Read part I from the link below. | On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | By Dr. Jack Rasmus and Mohsen Abdelmoumen, June 09, 2019 | *** | Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your very interesting book, Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression...

Staff (2019-06-13). Germany Passes Deportation Legislation. therealnews.com Germany's parliament adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany, denying them the right to work, sending them to prison once room in the deportation centers runs out, and even allowing apartment raids in search of "illegal" immigrants...

John Nichols (2019-06-13). The President Just Outlined the Most Damning Article of Impeachment. thenation.com The President Just Outlined the Most Damning Article of Impeachment...

Tes Welborn (2019-06-13). 400 Divisadero - Planning Commission Hearing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall, room 400, Polk and Grove Streets...

RT (2019-06-13). Americans would be 'delighted' to pay more taxes for socialized healthcare — Bernie Sanders. rt.com In his latest push for universal healthcare, 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more taxes" if that meant guaranteed access to treatment. |

The Canary (2019-06-13). Greenpeace activists continue to occupy oil rig amid police activity. thecanary.co Greenpeace said its activists remain in their position on an oil rig which was being towed out to sea, despite police attempts to remove them.Campaigners from the environmental organisation have been occupying the rig in the Cromarty Firth, near Inverness, since Sunday evening.They are calling on BP to stop drilling for oil and hope to stop the drilling rig from reaching the Vorlich oil field, where it is believed to be trying to extract up to 30 million barrels of oil.Greenpeace said that on Thursday a police helicopter was seen landing...

WSWS (2019-06-13). UK police seek to prosecute 1,130 Extinction Rebellion climate change protestors. wsws.org The moves against peaceful climate protesters are aimed at criminalizing political dissent.

Colin Crouch (2019-06-13). Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy. indybay.org It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Trump Dismisses Dialogue with Iran in Current Context. plenglish.com Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today it is too early to dialogue with Iran, amid the current context of growing tensions between the two countries.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). Colombia's ruling party wants to shield military war criminals from extradition. colombiareports.com Colombia's far-right ruling party wants military war criminals who are also accused of drug trafficking to be shielded from extradition to the United States, newspaper El Tiempo reported Thursday. The...

Kate Zeller (2019-06-13). Financial Transparency Legislation Clears House Financial Services Committee. indybay.org The bill would create a database of the real "beneficial owners" of American companies, potentially unmasking the true owners of thousands of shell companies.

Ellen Brown (2019-06-13). The American Dream Is Alive and Well—in China. truthdig.com Home ownership has been called "the quintessential American dream." Yet today less than 65% of American homes are owner occupied, and more than 50% of the equity in those homes is owned by the banks. Compare China, where, despite facing one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world, a whopping 90% of families can afford to own their homes.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). China Launch Device for Early Cancer Detection. telesurenglish.net China has developed a cutting edge device to detect cancer. The equipment was entirely elaborated in the country and has received permission by national drug regulators to enter markets from the beginning of June to be commercialized. | RELATED: | China Displays 5G Tech Advances at Chengdu Internet Convention | The gear is the product of 19 years of research and was created by scientists from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, located in the city of Wuhan the capit...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Nepal: Right to Housing law must be strengthened to prevent homelessness. amnesty.org Nepal must strengthen its new legislation on the right to housing, keep its promise to prevent homelessness and ensure safe and adequate housing for all, Amnesty International said in its latest briefing. | The right to adequate housing is a human right that everyone is entitled to without discrimination, yet this remains a human rights challenge in Nepal, where 49 percent of its population lives in substandard housing and less than 30 percent of people's houses are considered structurally safe. Four years on, 50% of the earthquake victims who were left homeless are still waiting for a housing grant from the gove...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Encephalitis 'linked' to lychee kills dozens of children in India. aljazeera.com Children die in Bihar state from a deadly brain disease believed to be linked to a toxic substance found in the fruit.

Staff (2019-06-13). Trump Has Alaska's Wildlife in His Crosshairs. truthdig.com A video featuring a father and son slaughtering a mother black bear and then her two screaming newborn cubs in their den has ricocheted around the world, drawing obvious comparisons to the killing of Cecil, the African lion, by a Minnesota dentist several years ago. | Sadly, the shocking brutality the two men displayed for the world to see could soon be sancti...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-13). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence. commondreams.org "Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mike_pompeo_2.jpg...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-13). Warren, Sanders Lead Calls for Immediate Impeachment Hearings After Trump Says He Would Welcome Dirt From Foreign Power in 2020. commondreams.org "We have a president who thinks he is above the law. The House should immediately begin impeachment inquiries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_1.jpg...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). US Warships Bear Down on Gulf of Oman Over Tanker Attacks. telesurenglish.net An attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman caused a stir in the Mediterranean Thursday as the presence of a U.S. warship appeared on the horizon. | RELATED: | Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu | Two large oil tankers, one confirmed as being registered to Japan, were traveling through the Sea of Oman Thursday morning came under a...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-13). Texas Progressive Jessica Cisneros Announces Primary Challenge to Unseat "Trump's Favorite Democrat" in Congress. commondreams.org "Our grassroots progressive movement has an opportunity to build a more accountable Democratic Party by unseating one of the worst amid our ranks and ushering in a new generation of leaders." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cisneros.jpeg...

Tony Cartalucci (2019-06-13). Convenient "Tanker Attacks" as US Seeks War with Iran. globalresearch.ca "...it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off ...

Staff (2019-06-13). 'Not an interference!' Trump would 'listen' if foreigners offered dirt on 2020 opponents. rt.com Donald Trump said he would welcome kompromat on his political rivals from any sources — including foreign powers — without necessarily telling the FBI, throwing new bait to Russiagaters so desperate to see him impeached. |

KP (2019-06-13). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

RT (2019-06-13). 'I'm not anti-vax': Jessica Biel defends stance against controversial California vaccination bill. rt.com Jessica Biel has come out against a controversial vaccination bill in California, sparking a social media frenzy, but the actress says that she isn't an 'anti-vaxxer."

WSWS (2019-06-13). Union halts New Jersey teachers' strike after one day. wsws.org Union officials in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey are negotiating behind the backs of educators to impose a sellout contracts.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks. cgtn.com The top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Wednesday joined an international effort to press Sudan's military rulers and the opposition toward a deal on a transition to democracy two months after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir. | Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, met on Wednesday with the main opposition coalition and held talks with Sudan's acting Deputy Foreign Minister Ilham Ibrahim. | Before the meetings, the State Department said Nagy was going to urge the parties to work toward an environment conducive to the resumption of negotiations. The United States also on Wed...

United Nations (2019-06-13). Sexual abuse of elderly likely to 'grow dramatically', UN expert says. un.org As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has stressed that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected, reported or exposed.

Michael T. Hertz (2019-06-13). Why don't things work any more? nationofchange.org Look at all the things that don't work any more: Congress, which is failing to help the 9/11 fire fighters, the reverse mortgage industry, Lyft, which doesn't communicate with its customers, Medicare, which has insane charges and paybacks. Why is this?

Jason Ditz (2019-06-13). US Wipes Out Entire Afghan Security Forces Unit in Second Major Friendly Fire Incident. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — For the second time in less than a month, US forces carried out airstrikes "in self defense" in Afghanistan, only to discover that they were actually attacking Afghan security forces. The Wednesday strike ended up wiping out an entire unit, though officials have yet to disclose the exact number of deaths, beyond it apparently being everyone ...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Venezuela's VP Delcy Rodriguez Meets With UN on Joint Projects. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government announced Thursday that it will expand its cooperation with the United Nations (U.N.) system and invited them to join the country's Plan for the Care of Victims of Economic War in light of the illegal blockade imposed by the government of the United States (U.S.) | RELATED | Arreaza Slams Bolton as Man Stuck in the 'Anachronic Cold War' | After a meeting with U.N. delegates, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez urged the multilateral organization to...

plenglish (2019-06-13). SA Presidency Confirms Receipt of Subpoena from Public Protector. plenglish.com dePretoria, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was informed of an investigation into his alleged violations of the Executive"s Code of Ethics and requested an extension to answer the Public Protectorate"s questions.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Pelosi criticises Trump's remark on foreign election interference. aljazeera.com Top House Democrat says president's comments on readiness to accept help from foreign entity is insult to US democracy.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron And Qalqilia. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from Hebron, in southern West Bank, and Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said several army jeeps invaded Kharsa village, south of Hebron, searched homes and abducted Mofeed Mousa Shadeed. The PPS added ...

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Rocket Strikes A Building In Sderot. imemc.org On Thursday, Israeli sources have reported that a rocket, reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip, struck a building in the Israeli Negev town of Sderot, causing damage. Israeli daily Haaretz said the building which was struck by the rocket is part of a religious school, and that the building sustained ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Government watchdog says Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, calls for her removal from office. rt.com A federal watchdog agency has recommended that White House aide Kellyanne Conway be terminated, as her criticism of Democratic candidates violate the Hatch Act, a law that restricts the political activity of federal employees.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Detainees In Asqalan To Start Hunger Strike Sunday. imemc.org The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainees in Asqalan Israeli prison have decided to start a hunger strike, this coming Sunday, after preparing a list of legitimate demands. The committee stated that the detainees will start removing all food products from their rooms, before starting the strike. It ...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Colombian Senator Rejects Rude Imperial Policy Toward Cuba. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the US government of Donald Trump with Cuba is marked by rude interventionism and contempt for international law, denounced Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda on Thursday in this capital.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela To Broaden Communications in Remote Areas with Fiber Optics. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) is studying on Thursday the connection of remote locations with fiber optics to broaden the service to over 15 million users.

The Canary (2019-06-13). India's west coast braced as Cyclone Vayu approaches. Around 300,000 people evacuated. thecanary.co Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that is expected to make landfall on Thursday as the year's second major storm.The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, could possibly just scrape by the western state of Gujarat instead of hitting it head on in the afternoon before returning to sea.In Veraval, a hub of India's fishing industry where Vayu was expected to make landfall, heavy wind and rain battered the beaches.People try to move a fishing boat to safer ground in Veraval (Ajit Solanki/AP)F...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Mexico official: National Guard won't go to border until June 30. aljazeera.com Confusion over National Guard deployment to southern border after foreign minister said it had started this week.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-13). Bronx Borough President Diaz Fights To Increase Pension Funding For Minority And Women's Businesses. blackstarnews.com Today, Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr. introduced legislation to increase funding to help Black and Women owned businesses... | This morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. introduce two resolutions designed to increase diversity at the New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS), which administers the retirement benefits for over 350,000 members. | These resolutions are aimed at increasing the pension fund's contracting with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). | "Our city is the most diverse in the world, and our investment decisions should reflect that diversity," said Bronx...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Sudan's toppled president Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption. aljazeera.com Al-Bashir was arrested in a military coup on April 11 after months of mass protests against his autocratic rule.

Staff (2019-06-13). California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults. therealnews.com California's act to cover healthcare for undocumented people sets up national debate on the politics of immigration and healthcare...

PCHR (2019-06-13). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 May — 12 June 2019). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 30 May — 12 June, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child while attempting to enter al-Aqsa Mosque, to perform prayers. 17 civilians, including 6 children, were wounded in the West Bank.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Israel Carries Out First Strikes in Gaza This Month. telesurenglish.net The Israeli Air Force carried out their first airstrikes over the Gaza Strip this month, claiming they were targeting a Hamas post. | RELATED: | Palestine Urges Egypt, Jordan To Boycott US-Led Bahrain Talks | According to an Israeli military statement, their air force was launching a retaliatory attack in response to a rocket allegedly fired by Hamas on Wednesday.In a statement, the Israeli military said fighter planes attacked "underground infrastructure" in a compound belonging...

David Bromwich (2019-06-13). Fire and Flood: Politics as Usual Amid Planetary Destruction. counterpunch.org More and more, we look into our screens and gizmos. And this helps us — almost as if they were made for that purpose — not to think about the weather outside. Kept busy "curating" our own lives, we are regularly spared evidence of the coming catastrophe. Long ago, in a memorable poem, Robert Frost More

Amy Liu (2019-06-13). Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 aĖos por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto. liberationnews.org °Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!

WSWS (2019-06-13). CIA's murky ties to North Korean leader's slain half-brother. wsws.org If nothing else, the revelation that the CIA held meetings with Kim Jong-nam demonstrates, once again, just how extensive are its efforts to spy on, and intervene in, every country.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). US holds Iran 'responsible' for reported Gulf attacks on tankers. aljazeera.com Mike Pompeo says incidents in Gulf of Oman are part of campaign of 'escalating tension' by Iran, but offers no evidence.

John Shafthauer (2019-06-13). The 'you can't say anything these days' crowd demands Jo Brand's head. thecanary.co Jo Brand recently made a joke about using battery acid to 'milkshake' hard-right hate shits. She made the joke on a radio show designed to "test the boundaries of what it's OK to say and not say". Given the political landscape, the gag obviously falls into the category of things you probably don't want to joke about. | What's surprising is who she actually offended. Because most enraged are the people who usually argue that you should be able to joke about whatever you want. Which is t...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Lebanon asks Syrian refugees to demolish their houses. aljazeera.com Syrian refugees in Lebanon have been given time till July to dismantle their makeshift homes.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). China Invites UN To Visit 'Education Centers' in Xinjiang. telesurenglish.net The Chinese envoy to the United Nations has formally welcomed U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to visit China, including Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of putting more than one million ethnic Uyghurs in mass detention centers. | RELATED: | Floods Kill 16, Affect Millions in China, With More Rain To Come | According to the Chinese envoy, the U.N. human rights chief is more than welcome to visit their "education training centers", which Beijing claims is helpin...

By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). GHANA'S PRESIDENT STUNS WOMEN WITH DEMEANING REMARKS AT CANADA CONFAB. blackstarnews.com June 10, 2019 (GIN) — In this day and age of "Me Too" shaking up outdated gender relationships around the world, it was somewhat unsettling to hear Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo demean his country's working women as insufficiently activist and dynamic enough to obtain better leadership jobs. | Did he really say this at the recent Women Deliver Conference at Vancouver attended by gender activists from around the world? Really? | The President was taking issue with 52 percent of Ghana's population, the percentage of the nation comprised of women, whom he called insufficiently active to change the politica...

Dean Baker (2019-06-13). Japan Facing Nightmare Scenario of Longer Lives, Low Unemployment, Less Crowding. fair.org Or, well, you might. How do you feel about living to 107? | by Dean Baker | Oh no, Japan is running out of people! | That's what Robert Samuelson tells us in his latest column (Washington Post, 6/12/19). That might seem a strange concern for a country that is ten times as densely populated as the United States, but Samuelson apparently sees it as a real nightmare. | After all, if its po...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). UK: Johnson in pole position after first round of leadership vote. aljazeera.com Former foreign secretary polled 71 votes more than his nearest rival, Jeremy Hunt.

commondreams (2019-06-13). NIAC Statement on Latest Persian Gulf Tanker Attacks. commondreams.org ______________________________...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism. wsws.org A collection of pseudo-lefts and Pabloite revisionists was invited to Havana to suppress the revolutionary content of Trotskyism.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-13). Wyden Bill to Strip Tax Breaks From Private Prison Industry Profiting From Child Detentions. commondreams.org "Companies that profit off of putting children in cages shouldn't get tax breaks." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/wyden_1.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Saudi-UAE coalition vows action after Houthi missile attack. aljazeera.com Saudi-led coalition promises 'stern action' after 26 people injured in Houthi missile attack at Abha airport.

Stan Santos (2019-06-13). Stop AB 1366 Deregulation of Telecommunications in California! indybay.org AB 1366 (Gonzalez) would end the ability of California representatives and watchdog agencies to protect critical communications infrastructure and services.

Editor (2019-06-13). The class war on migrant children. workers.org As years of the U.S. war on im/migrants stretch into decades, it becomes hard to imagine what additional horror could be inflicted by this white-supremacist capitalist government on people trying to find some small space of safety by crossing U.S. borders. Yet this last week has brought news of another . . . | Continue reading The class war on migrant children at Workers.org

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Mali declares 3 days of national mourning for massacre victims. aljazeera.com Government sacks governor and deploys troops in the wake of Sobane Da village massacre amid reports of more attacks.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Sicily's theatre scene shines spotlight on refugee tragedies. aljazeera.com Directors, actors and migrants raise awareness and empathy on Italian island that has witnessed several boat disasters.

Global Research News (2019-06-13). Selected Articles: Towards "NATO-Exit"? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A...

Nick Aspinwall (2019-06-13). Duterte's Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities. thenation.com Duterte's Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities...

plenglish (2019-06-13). US Coalition Demands the End of Sanctions against Cuba. plenglish.com Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) In Washington, Metro DC Coalition in Solidarity with Cuban Revolution demanded on Thursday the end of all US sanctions against Cuba, including the new travel restrictions imposed last week.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). The World According to AI. aljazeera.com How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future? Who will it be used by and who will it be used against?>

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 17: 06Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-13). Encouraging Illegal Planting of Bt Brinjal in India. dissidentvoice.org In February 2010, the Indian government placed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal. Prior to this decision, numerous independent scientific experts from India and abroad had pointed out safety concerns regarding Bt (insecticidal) brinjal based on data and reports in the biosafety dossier that Mahyco, the crop developer, had submitted to the ...

Adam Lee (2019-06-13). NAACP-Supported anti-lynching legislation is on the move! naacp.org Earlier today the full Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (IL) which would also make lynching a federal hate crime. On 12/14/2019, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S. 488, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, which was ...

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-13). American Gov't, NGOs Fuel and Fund Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protests. mintpressnews.com HONG KONG — Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the parliament on Tuesday in opposition to an amendment to the autonomous territory's extradition law with mainland China. The protest's messaging and the groups associated with it, however, raise a number of questions about just how organic the movement is. | Some of the groups involved receive significant funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA soft-power cutout that has played a critical role in innumerable U.S. regime-change operations. | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the bill, which is being considered in Hong Kong...

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-13). 'It Need Not Be Jail... But Get Her Out of the White House': Groups Celebrate Call by Govt Watchdog for Trump to Fire Kellyanne Conway Over Repeated Ethics Violations. commondreams.org "We join OSC in calling for Kellyanne Conway to be removed from federal service and expect today's findings to send a strong message to officials across the Trump Administration and the federal government that these violations will not be taken lightly." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fire_conway.jpg...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Nicaragua: Dozens of people remain in prison. amnesty.org Following the approval of an amnesty law by the Nicaraguan assembly, 56 people were released on 11 June 2019, including student leaders Amaya Coppens and Christopher Olivas, and journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora. However, dozens of people remain in prison, and the recently approved amnesty law would continue to endanger the truth, justice and reparation of the victims of the crisis. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release and drop all charges all those detained solely on the grounds of the exercise of their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Israeli Army Bulldozes Palestinian Lands Near Nablus. imemc.org On Thursday, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by several armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in 'Aseera al-Qibliya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and bulldozed them in order to expand their nearby military base. Hafeth Saleh, the head of 'Aseera al-Qibliya Village Council, said the army bulldozed nearly ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests. aljazeera.com Hong Kong leader slams protesters for 'blatant riot' as authorities insist they will push ahead with extradition bill.

Staff (2019-06-13). UK's Decision to Pass Assange Extradition Request. dissidentvoice.org "It seems like all the (Tory leadership) candidates are falling over themselves to show who is the most slavishly pro-American ." — Neil Clark on Sajid Javid's decision to pass Assange extradition request to courts.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). Justice Gap For Kosovo 20 Years On. hrw.org | | A grave in Kosovo: "Unidentified." | © FRED ABRAHAMS ‚ÅÑ HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH | This week marks 20 years since the end of the Kosovo war. What began as systematic Serbian state oppression led to attacks by an ethnic Albanian armed group, a vicious government response, and 78 days of NATO airstrikes. | Civilians paid a hefty price. In Kosovo, Serbian and Yugoslav forces rampaged through villages burning homes,...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Minneapolis police office sentenced to over 12 years in prison for murder of Justine Damond. wsws.org A month-long trial in April resulted in Noor being found guilty of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Dean Baker (2019-06-13). Why Elizabeth Warren is Right on Currency Values. counterpunch.org Elizabeth Warren's proposal to raise the value of the Chinese yuan and other currencies against the dollar is not getting good reviews in the media from economists. As can be expected, some of the arguments are pretty strange. As the usually astute Noah Smith tells it in his Bloomberg piece, the problem with the trade More

Deconstructed (2019-06-13). Why Won't the Democratic Candidates Move to the Left on Foreign Policy? theintercept.com Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Flint water scandal: Charges dropped against eight people. aljazeera.com Michigan prosecutors pledge to start probe into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in US history.

Labor Video Project (2019-06-13). Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He. indybay.org SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.

Eugene Puryear (2019-06-13). What is happening in Hong Kong. liberationnews.org The new bill, a fairly limited legal change, is facing almost universal condemnation by the most powerful Western nations in an effort to justify subjecting China to a new Cold War-style atmosphere.

Staff (2019-06-13). Roseanne Barr says Hollywood taboos will be 'the death of comedy'. rt.com Actress and stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr joined RT America's Scottie Nell Hughes to talk about the "battleground" of the entertainment industry, where, she says, taboos and overwrought political correctness are killing comedy.

Ali Salam (2019-06-13). Israel Constructs Barbed Wire Fence Near Damascus Gate. imemc.org In occupied East Jerusalem, Wednesday, Israeli authorities constructed a metal fence with barbed wire, on Sultan Suleiman Street, near the Damascus Gate of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinian Shehab News agency reported. Eyewitnesses said that the fence was placed around the perimeter of the stairs leading to the ancient ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Neither US nor Iran are ready for making a deal - Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that he believes it is "too soon to even think about" entering into any deal with Iran after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran..

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Israel attacks Gaza after rocket 'intercepted' from territory. aljazeera.com Military says planes attacked 'underground infrastructure' after air defences intercepted a rocket launched from Gaza.

(2019-06-13). Cuba's response to new U.S. economic attack. workers.org Following is a statement by the Cuban government on June 5 answering the harsh new measures taken by the Trump administration against both the Cuban people and those in the U.S. wishing to travel to Cuba. The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba repudiates, in the strongest terms, measures . . . | Continue reading Cuba's response to new U.S. economic attack at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-13). 'I'm not anti-vax': Jessica Biel defends stance against controversial California vaccination bill. rt.com Jessica Biel has come out against a controversial vaccination bill in California, sparking a social media frenzy, but the actress says that she isn't an 'anti-vaxxer."

Staff (2019-06-13). "Pose" Star Indya Moore Demands Justice for Killed Trans Women: "We Are All Worthy of Safety" democracynow.org Transgender actor and model Indya Moore addressed a crowd of protesters gathered in New York City's Foley Square Monday to demand justice for Layleen Polanco, a transgender Afro-Latinx woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers Island on Friday. Polanco was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jailed on Rikers in April when she was unable to post $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was dead. "We are worthy of legal aid, liberty, justice, resources. And we are worthy of life. We are worthy of love," Moore told the crowd. "If the sight of us using our bodies, our voices and our defiance to protest this oppress...

WSWS (2019-06-13). French prime minister announces further social cuts and attacks on immigrants. wsws.org Édouard Philippe's announcement of the Macron government's "Act II" shows that its response to the European elections is a further shift to the right.

commondreams (2019-06-13). Devon Energy Commits to Methane Target; Full Carbon Footprint Remains Large. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). Mauritania: Allow Ex-Guantanamo Detainee to Travel. hrw.org (Tunis) — Mauritanian authorities should issue a passport without delay to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee or explain the legal grounds for denying his right to travel, Human Rights Watch said today. | | | Mohamedou Ould Slahi | © 2019 Human Rights Watch | The United States released Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the author of a renowned prison memoir, after he was detained for more than 14 years in Jordan, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo, and returned him to his...

Renee Parsons (2019-06-13). Global Warming Morphs Into the Solar Minimum. counterpunch.org Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia with the evolution of photosynthesis 3.2 billion years ago and has more complexities than this one essay can address; ergo, this article will explore co2's historic contribution to global warming (GW) as well as explore the relationship of Solar Minimum (SM) to Earth's More

United Nations (2019-06-13). Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces. un.org Following recent reports of attacks and rape by security forces and paramilitaries against the pro-democracy protesters in Sudan who have been holding a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, expressed "grave concern" on Thursday and called for an "immediate and complete" end to the violence.

Staff (2019-06-13). Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. truthout.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept...

kathy_f (2019-06-13). Australia 'world's most secretive democracy' says New York Times. greenleft.org.au "Australia may be the world's most secretive democracy," the New York Times reported on June 5. | The US newspaper was commenting on the raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on a NewsCorp journalist and then the head office of the ABC. They were looking for evidence of information provided by whistleblowers that was used in articles exposing possible crimes by the Australian military and other authorities. | NYT continued: "The aggressive approach — which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended — fit...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Trump Boasts About His Diplomacy with 'Prince of Whales'. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his own diplomacy Thursday with royalty and foreign leaders, but mistakenly cast the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, as the "Prince of Whales". | IN PICTURES: | US President Trump Not Welcome in UK | "I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland," Trump tweeted. | "We talked...

Staff (2019-06-13). Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time. truthdig.com Decades after its quagmire in Southeast Asia, the U.S. is attempting to stamp out the threat of a people's revolution once and for all.

RT (2019-06-13). Rihanna, Cruz, Nixon and insults: The curious case of Donald Trump's Twitter likes. rt.com Donald Trump's rare Twitter likes are a peculiar collection. The US president has only liked a handful of tweets ever, but he recently gave his first love heart in years to a tweet complimenting Rihanna's work-life balance.

Staff (2019-06-13). Daniel Ellsberg: 'I Wanted to See the War Ended'. truthdig.com On the 48th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, the whistleblower reflects on his decision to leak classified info to the New York Times.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Trump: Will take damaging info on 2020 rivals from foreign agents. aljazeera.com US president says he would be willing to accept dirt from a foreign country on presidential opponents in the 2020 race.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). House Intel panel subpoenas former Trump aides Gates, Flynn. aljazeera.com Move escalates battle between the White House and House Democrats, who are investigating the president.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Ecuador's highest court backs same-sex marriage. aljazeera.com LGBT and human rights activists celebrate the ruling, which will pave the way for more rights for same-sex couples.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). US gov't watchdog: Trump aide Kellyanne Conway should be fired. aljazeera.com The Office of Special Counsel says Kellyanne Conway should be fired for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Australia's industrial tribunal maintains poverty-level minimum wage. wsws.org The ruling is part of a decades-long assault on workers' pay and conditions enforced by successive governments and the trade unions.

Middle East Monitor (2019-06-13). Saudi Arabia is Using Battlefield Technology to Track Down Women Fleeing the Country. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Saudi Arabia is going to extraordinary lengths to hunt down women who are fleeing the country seeking life outside the repressive kingdom. Technology normally used by the military to track targets for lethal drone strikes is being used against women that run away from the country. The use of such advanced technology, which is rarely ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). UN warns against 'Gulf confrontation' after tankers damaged. aljazeera.com Warning from UN comes as global concern grows over reported attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz.

The Canary (2019-06-13). Watchdog urges sacking of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway over repeated legal violations. thecanary.co A US federal watchdog agency is recommending that White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. | The US Office of Special Counsel said Conway has become a "repeat offender" of the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media. | A White House spokesman calls the Office of Special Counsel's actions "deeply flawed". | The office is unrelated to special counsel Robert Mueller's office. | Career government officials fou...

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-13). Cleansing the Platforms: YouTube, Censorship and Grievance. counterpunch.org Stripping the altars, burning the heretics and cleansing the stables are the usual fare of a morally crazed order. The engaged agents think they have found the reason for existence and need to bother everybody else about it. Some of this can be a very dangerous thing indeed — at least historically. Those who claim More

La Pena Cultural Center (2019-06-13). Frida Kahlo's Birthday Market. indybay.org La Pena Cultural Center | 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 — just 2 blocks from Ashby Bart!

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-06-13). Overcrowding, rotten food & nooses: DHS watchdog confirms horrific conditions at immigrant jails. nationofchange.org Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets.

amnesty (2019-06-13). "I know things can change" amnesty.org By Vongai Chikwanda Campaigner in Amnesty International's Southern Africa office. | I first visited Malawi in February 2016, when Amnesty International was conducting research on the attacks and killings of people with albinism that had been reported in the country. Our research mission also sought to investigate the widespread discrimination against this vulnerable group in Malawi. | | While we were there, we received news that a nine-year...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). 'Jesus Santrich's' first day in Colombia's congress: a bitter pill for many. colombiareports.com The delayed arrival of "Jesus Santrich" as the FARC's leader in the House of Representatives spurred mixed reactions among his fellow lawmakers on Wednesday. The former rebel leader was supposed...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism. wsws.org A collection of pseudo-lefts and Pabloite revisionists were invited to Havana to suppress the revolutionary content of Trotskyism.

Joan Walsh (2019-06-13). So Long, Sarah Sanders. thenation.com So Long, Sarah Sanders...

Staff (2019-06-13). As Deficit Skyrockets, Author of GOP Tax Cuts Admits Bill May Not Pay Off. truthout.org The lead architect of the 2017 Republican tax law contradicted his party's repeated promises that the tax cuts would pay for themselves. | Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the former chairman of the House Ways and Means and taxation committees, admitted that it was "hard to know" how much of the cuts were fully paid for at the Peterson Foundation's annual Fiscal Summit in Washington. | "We will know in year eight, nine or 10 what revenues it brought in to the government over time. So it's way too early to tell," Brady...

Jason Ditz (2019-06-13). Israel's Netanyahu Vows More Preemptive Attacks Against Syria. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following Syrian reports that they'd foiled an Israeli attack near the Golan Heights, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to launch even more preemptive attacks against Syria in the future. Netanyahu said Israel was facing "unending" tests, and that they would continue to attack in a "systematic and consistent manner" to ensure that Syria never establishes any capability to ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Algeria detains ex-PM Abdelmalek Sellal in anti-corruption case. aljazeera.com Abdelmalek Sellal is the second former prime minister to be detained over alleged corruption in two days.

Staff (2019-06-13). Say Goodbye to the First Amendment. truthdig.com "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press," reads the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, for the first time ever, a publisher is being prosecuted under the World War I-era Espionage Act. Julian Assange, co-founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, is facing 170 years in prison if he is extradited to the U.S. from the United Kingdom. The case could deal a monumental blow to the free press in the United States. | The U.S. first charged Assange in April with attempting to help a U.S. Army whistleblower break into a military computer system, for which Assange wo...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.

Staff (2019-06-13). All Criminal Charges Dropped in Flint Water Scandal. truthdig.com DETROIT—Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. | The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions of dollars — after authorities began examining the roots of the scandal that left Flint's water system tainted with lead. Michigan Solicitor G...

Staff (2019-06-13). Headlines for June 13, 2019. democracynow.org Two Oil Tankers Evacuated Near Strait of Hormuz After Reported Explosions, House Panel Holds Trump Officials in Contempt for Refusing Subpoenas on 2020 Census, Trump Jr. Testifies to Senate Intel Committee on Russia Trump Tower Meeting, Trump Says He'd Accept Dirt on Campaign Rivals from Foreigners, Trump Welcomes Polish President with F-35 Flyover of the White House, Houthi Rebel Attack on Saudi Airport Injures 26 Civilians, House Panel Grills Assistant Secretary of State over Saudi Weapon Sales, Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests, Reporter Norma Sarabia Becomes 6th Mexican J...

amnesty (2019-06-13). More than 1 million people join global campaign to demand Iranian government release Nasrin Sotoudeh. amnesty.org More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years and six months in prison and 148 lashes after two grossly unfair trials, Amnesty International announced today, as signatures demanding her release were handed in to Iranian embassies around the world. | To mark one year since Nasrin Sotoudeh's arrest, Amnesty International is organizing a global handover of the signatures collected, calling on the Iranian authorities to release her immediately and...

Ali Salam (2019-06-13). Greek Orthodox Church Calls Israeli Court Ruling Unfair. imemc.org The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem released a statement on Wednesday, saying the Israeli court's decisions allowing seizure of church property, by Israeli settler groups, are unfair. The property is located in the Jaffa Gate area of the Old City of Jerusalem, in the Southern West Bank. The Israeli Supreme Court, ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Saudi entertainment officials open probe into 'nightclub opening'. aljazeera.com The purported nightclub is located on Jeddah's waterfront and is a branch of the White venue, according to reports.

The Canary (2019-06-13). Founding member of Dublin Pride says it's 'become a cheap opportunity for businesses to promote themselves', backs alternative event. thecanary.co A founding member of Dublin's Pride celebration will not be attending this year's event. | An organisation called Queer Action Ireland is organising an alternative event in Dublin in protest over the inclusion of gardai (police officers) in this year's parade, as well as the festival's media partnership with state broadcaster RTE. | Queer Action Ireland says the inclusion of such groups takes away from the fundamental reason for LGBTQ pride parades worldwide, which is to remember, celebrate and continue to fight for rights. | Backing the alternative event is Izzy O Rourke, one of three people who began the curren...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Wildcat strike by Salinas, California food processing workers. wsws.org Salinas food industry workers are being driven into struggle against the unions, which enforce poverty wages and dangerous conditions.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Russia: Trump Destabilizes Europe by Sending Troops to Poland. telesurenglish.net The Kremlin said Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking United States plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia's national security was not threatened by what Moscow regards as a betrayal of trust. | RELATED | Putin Fires Police Officers for Arresting Russian Journalist | U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda Wednesday that he would deploy 1,000 extra U.S. troops to Poland as well as surveillance drones, an...

Staff (2019-06-13). Democrats Worry as Trump Unleashes Money on 2020 Digital Ads. truthdig.com The president's campaign has already spent $10 million, and strategists fear that number could climb as high as $1 billion by Election Day.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). Something to Celebrate in Russia. hrw.org | | Russian journalist Ivan Golunov (center), who was freed from house arrest after police abruptly dropped drug charges against him, meets with the media and supporters outside the office of criminal investigations in Moscow, June 11, 2019. The sign reads: "I am/We are Ivan Golunov." | © 2019 Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters | Those of us who cover Russia aren't spoilt by good news. This week, however, yielded not one but two amazing breakthroughs for critics of the government framed on drug charges. | On Monday, a court in C...

Staff (2019-06-13). Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the "Top Secret" Pentagon Papers. therealnews.com On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg describes the tension waiting for the publishing of the story: "The Times was on lock down with armed guards.. they were fearing an injunction"

Michelle Zacarias (2019-06-13). Trans communities are being left out of abortion debate. peoplesworld.org Trans men and non-binary individuals are being left out of reproductive rights conversations. During the last four months, a number of draconian bills have swept the nation. States like Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Ohio voted on and passed near-total abortion bans. Since then, several of the bills have been challenged in lower courts. But it's ...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Bolivia: Hostilidad contra personas defensoras de derechos humanos. amnesty.org Este documento se ha preparado para el examen periódico universal (EPU) al que se someterá Bolivia en noviembre de 2019. Amnistía Internacional evalúa en él la implementación de las recomendaciones formuladas a Bolivia en su anterior EPU, entre otras en relación con una Comisión de la Verdad para investigar violaciones graves de derechos humanos cometidas durante los gobiernos militares (1964-1982); los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las mujeres y las niĖas; el derecho al consentimiento libre, previo e informado de los pueblos indígenas, y las amenazas y ataques contra defensores y defensoras de los derecho...

commondreams (2019-06-13). Flint Residents Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for Justice. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-13). Invoking FDR, Sanders lays out his agenda for "democratic socialism" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Invoking the "unfinished business" of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders laid out a comprehensive "democratic socialist" platform of an "Economic Bill of Rights" to benefit the entire country, rather than the oligarchs, right-wing politicians, and corporate elite at the top. That platform would mandate "quality health care for all," ...

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Army Abducts Three Waqf Employees In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, three employees of the Palestinian Waqf and Islamic Endowment, including the head of Construction Committee, in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported. The soldiers abducted the head of the Construction Committee of the Waqf Department, Engineer Bassam Hallaq, in ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Rihanna, Cruz, Nixon and insults: The curious case of Donald Trump's Twitter likes. rt.com Donald Trump's rare Twitter likes are a peculiar collection. The US president has only liked a handful of tweets ever, but he recently gave his first love heart in years to a tweet complimenting Rihanna's work-life balance.

amnesty (2019-06-13). Bolivia: Hostility against human rights defenders. amnesty.org This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Bolivia in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Bolivia in its previous UPR, including in relation to the Truth Commission established to investigate serious human rights violations committed under the military governments (1964-1982), sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls, the right to free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples, and threats and attacks on human rights defenders. | With regard to the human rights situation on the ground, Amnesty Internation...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Brazil's Congress Summons Moro to Hearing on Intercept Leaks. telesurenglish.net The Lower House summoned Justice Minister Sergio Moro to a hearing on June 26 to testify about the content of documents leaked by The Intercept in which he and Attorney General Deltan Dallagnol appear to have coordinated a joint action to prevent former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in the 2018 presidential elections.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Haiti's President Moise Asserts Innocence in Corruption Scandal. telesurenglish.net During an event on the 24th anniversary of the Haitian National Police, President Jovenel Moise denied Wednesday his involvement in corruption acts and public funds mismanagement. | RELATED: | Haitian Lawmakers Ask Senate to Indict President Moise | "Your president, the one you voted for, is not corrupt and never will be," Moise said, making reference to a Co...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Nicaragua Honors Police Killed During US-backed Protests. telesurenglish.net The National Police of Nicaragua's Sandinista government held a ceremony Wednesday to honor the 22 police officers killed by right-wing protesters during the failed coup d'etat against President Daniel Ortega one year ago. Activists also paid tribute to two Sandinista supporters who were murdered during the same period. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Approves Amnesty Law To Bring Peace | The ceremony was held in the nation's capital of Managua by senior National Police members and attended by the frie...

Robert Fisk (2019-06-13). Robert Fisk: Sudan Protesters Were Right to Fear the Arrival of Saudi and UAE Money. mintpressnews.com The Sudanese democracy demonstrators were the first to protest at Saudi Arabia's interference in their revolution. We all knew that the Saudis and the Emiratis had been funnelling millions of dollars into the regime of Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court and now chucked out of power by a Sisi-like military cabal. But it was the sit-in protesters who first thought up the slogan: "We do not want Saudi aid even if we have to eat beans and falafel!" | It was shouted, of course, along with the more familiar chants of 'revolution of the people". | Few noticed this little developmen...

Makia Freeman (2019-06-13). 5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity. globalresearch.ca The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is rising, many places are issuing moratoriums on it ...

Angely Mercado (2019-06-13). The Youth Climate Movement Is Just Getting Started. thenation.com The Youth Climate Movement Is Just Getting Started...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-13). For every two soldiers killed in combat, one commits suicide: Colombia opposition leader. colombiareports.com In a blistering attack on the allegedly inhumane treatment of Colombia's soldiers, opposition Senator Gustavo Petro revealed that for every two soldiers killed in combat, one commits suicide. Petro last...

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-13). Pence Goes to War: America Will be Fighting Forever. globalresearch.ca On May 25th Vice President Mike Pence was the featured speaker at the United States Military Academy commencement. His speech was predictably an encomium celebrating both the diversity and the success of the newly commissioned officers as well as ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Hong Kong protest leaders call for Sunday rally, city-wide strike. aljazeera.com Announcement of fresh rally comes a day after Hong Kong police dispersed crowds with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Staff (2019-06-13). Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time. truthdig.com Decades after its quagmire in Southeast Asia, the U.S. is attempting to stamp out the threat of a people's revolution once and for all.

Staff (2019-06-13). Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving White House - Trump. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of June, President Donald Trump has announced. |

La Pena Cultural Center (2019-06-13). SABOR! International Party w/ DJ Jose Ruiz. indybay.org La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705...

Californians for Pesticide Reform (2019-06-13). Pesticide Use Remains Near Record High in California, State Data Shows. indybay.org Sacramento, CA, June 13, 2019: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Included in this total are increases in use of the brain-damaging organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, the soil fumigant chloropicrin, and the cancer-causing fungicides chlorothalonil and mancozeb. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's blockbuster herbicide Roundup, continues to be among the most widely used pesticides in California.

amnesty (2019-06-13). Turquie: Les personnes détenues sont sorties de garde ą vue. amnesty.org Toutes les personnes qui avaient été placées en garde ą vue dans les locaux de la section antiterroriste de la police du département d'Urfa (sud-est de la Turquie), ą la suite d'affrontements entre les forces de sécurité et le groupe armé du PKK (Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan) le 18 mai, ont été relČchées ou placées en détention provisoire. Il semble que les 13 personnes placées en détention provisoire ne risquent pas d'źtre torturées ou soumises ą d'autres formes de mauvais traitements.

East Bay Bike Party (2019-06-13). East Bay Bike Party June: Pirates on Vacation Island. indybay.org Meet at West Oakland BART...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). US Warships Bear Down on Gulf of Oman Over Tanker Attacks. telesurenglish.net An attack on a pair of Egyptian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman caused a stir in the Mediterranean Thursday as the presence of a U.S. warship appeared on the horizon. | RELATED: | Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu | Two large oil tankers that were traveling through the Sea of Oman Thursday morning have come under attack, the Al-Alam N...

Staff (2019-06-13). Justice for Layleen Polanco: Community Demands Answers After Trans Black Latinx Woman Died at Rikers. democracynow.org Outrage is mounting over the death of Layleen Polanco, a transgender Afro-Latinx woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers Island on Friday. Polanco was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jailed on Rikers in April when she was unable to post $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was dead. Her family, friends and transgender rights activists are now demanding answers for the conditions that led to the 27-year-old's death. The city says the cause of death has not yet been determined. Polanco was held in a unit for transgender women while jailed at Rikers, but a week before her death she was transferred to so-...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). UK Conservative Party election: First round of voting on Thursday. aljazeera.com The first round of voting takes places on Thursday among Conservative members of parliament in the UK in the contest to become the country's next prime minister.

Daniel Falcone (2019-06-13). Staten Island's Liberal Complicity Killed Eric Garner. counterpunch.org Part 1: Max Rose (D) (NY-11) Wins NYC Congressional Seat Not long ago, I wrote in Counterpunch that the "Forgotten Borough" Staten Island, New York is not like the rest of the city, noted Professor of Political Science Richard Flanagan at College of Staten Island CUNY. On November 6, 2018 however, the night that More

WSWS (2019-06-13). Minneapolis police officer sentenced to over 12 years in prison for murder of Justine Damond. wsws.org A month-long trial in April resulted in Noor being found guilty of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

WSWS repost (2019-06-13). Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future" indybay.org Democratic Party presidential contenders former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg vie to "out-hawk" President Donald Trump in their race to win support from Wall Street and the US Military-Intelligence communities.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Jericho. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Jiftlik village, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank, abducted one Palestinian and confiscated his brother's car. The soldiers stormed and searched several homes during the invasion, and interrogated a few Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. During the invasion, the ...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). US Should Focus on Rights Concerns in Tariffs Deal with Mexico. hrw.org | | Migrant families cross the Rio Grande to get across the border into the United States, to turn themselves in to authorities and ask for asylum, next to the Paso del Norte international bridge, near El Paso, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2019. © 2019 Christian Torrez/AP Photo | The US Congress should urgently turn its attention to the impact of a new agreement between Mexico and the Trump administration aimed at reducing the number of migrants coming to the United States' southern border. | The deal, struck after President...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). UN, Unions Laud Bolivia's Work to Value Indigenous Languages. telesurenglish.net The United Nations interviews Bolivian trade union leader and lauds Bolivia is avant-gardist and model country when it comes to conserving and protecting Indigenous languages, cultures, knowledge and traditions. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics 'Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor' | In an interview with U.N. News, Felix Ajpi Secretary of Productive Development of the C...

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-06-13). California Juneteenth National Freedom Day. indybay.org West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Colombian Radio Journalist, Peace Advocate Shot Dead. telesurenglish.net The death of a Colombian radio journalist shook the community of Samaniego, NariĖo this week after he was shot dead Tuesday night in a motorcycle drive-by, authorities said. | RELATED: | Colombians Victimized by Delays in Peace Process: UN Report | Radio Journalist Libardo Montenegro's death has been ruled a homicide, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) confirmed following a briefing with NariĖo municipal authorities. | Montenegro, 42, dedicated himself to covering the region'

Isabel Cristo (2019-06-13). Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means to Be a DA. thenation.com Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means to Be a DA...

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-13). Justice Denied, Delayed, or Done Right? Serious Concerns as Prosecutors Throw Out Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases. commondreams.org In a move that elicited fresh concerns and demands for justice, the Michigan prosecution team investigating the Flint water crisis announced Thursday that it was dismissing all pending criminal charges against eight former and current officials and launching a new probe, citing concerns with the initial one. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-5135775121.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). #BlueforSudan: Why is social media turning blue for Sudan?>. aljazeera.com Thousands take part in campaign to show solidarity with protesters in Sudan.

Eugene Puryear (2019-06-13). What is happening in Hong Kong. liberationnews.org Huge crowds, perhaps as many as a million people, thronged the streets of Hong Kong on June 9 to express their opposition to a proposed change to Hong Kong's extradition law. This mass action was followed-up by more militant actions a few days later that saw protesters throwing bricks and police shooting rubber bullets. The ...

pip.hinman (2019-06-13). Greedy politicians give themselves a pay rise while cutting penalty rates. greenleft.org.au From July 1, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will receive a 2% pay rise on top of his already inflated parliamentary salary. Morrison currently earns $538,460 a year and in a few weeks time will earn an additional $10,000 a year. The current base salary for federal MPs and Senators is $207,100. | Also from July 1, hospitality workers are set to lose up to $2000 a year due to further cuts to penalty rates. On average, a hospitality worker earns $20.91 an hour for a weekday shift. Further cuts to penalty rates will mean weekend hospitality workers will be $40 a week worse off. These cuts will impact close to 700,000...

commondreams (2019-06-13). 3M Study Found PFAS in Food Nearly 20 Years Ago. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Karl Grossman (2019-06-13). 'Protest and decades of struggle:' Long Island is nuclear-free today. nationofchange.org "Shoreham Action Is One Of The Largest Held Worldwide," was the headline in The New York Times about an event which happened 40 years ago this month. The article told of how "more than 600 protesters were arrested" on June 3, 1979 at the site of the then under-construction Shoreham nuclear power plant and "15,000 demonstrators gathered" on the beach fronting the plant in the protest of it. | That action was important in stopping the Shoreham plant from going into operation—and preventing the Long Island Lighting Company from building a total of seven to 11 nuclear power plants on Long Island. | The Shore...

Arabi Souri (2019-06-13). Syrian Families Released from the Infamous Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca Dozens of Syrian families have been released from the US-controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Al-Tanf, southeast of Syria. | The released families arrived at the Jaligam crossing in Homs eastern countryside after spending years in forced displacement and detention by the ...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). China Launches Device for Early Cancer Detection. telesurenglish.net China has developed a cutting edge device to detect cancer. The equipment was entirely elaborated in the country and has received permission by national drug regulators to enter markets from the beginning of June to be commercialized. | RELATED: | China Displays 5G Tech Advances at Chengdu Internet Convention | The gear is the product of 19 years of research and was created by scientists from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, located in the city of Wuhan the capit...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Iran has 'no intentions' to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says. aljazeera.com Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said Iran's Supreme Leader made the comment during a meeting in Tehran.

United Nations (2019-06-13). UN cooperation with League of Arab States 'pivotal', UN chief tells Security Council. un.org Global problems require global solutions that rely on "essential" partnerships, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, stating that "our cooperation with the League of Arab States is pivotal".

Middle East Eye (2019-06-13). Congress Denounces 'Emergency' $8 Billion Weapons Deal With Saudi Arabia. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The administration of US President Donald Trump declared an emergency last month to enable arms sales to Saudi Arabia without congressional oversight. The State Department has cited alleged Iranian plans to attack US troops and Washington's partners in the Gulf to force through the sales, but many of the weapons included in the deals ...

Jonathan Cohn (2019-06-13). ‚ÄúElectability‚ÄĚ Is Astrology for Pundits. commondreams.org Candidates up and down the ballot routinely disprove the notion that only white or male or centrist candidates can win a competitive election. (Photo illustration by Matt Whitt/Photos via Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/astrology.jpeg...

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-13). Tory cuts force schools to beg for charity funding and close early. thecanary.co Several hopefuls in the Conservative leadership contest are promising more money for education. But what they've totally failed to acknowledge is the full extent of the UK education crisis. After nine years of Conservative-led austerity, schools are at breaking point. | Children in Need: | A London p...

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Soldiers Invade A Mosque, Photograph Buildings, In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Qa'qaa Mosque, in Abu Tayeh neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to storming and searching homes, and photographed buildings. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent searches of ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Despite Police Crackdown, Historic Hong Kong Protests Against New Extradition Law Continue. democracynow.org Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China. On Wednesday, demonstrators attempted to storm the Legislative Council Building, where lawmakers are debating the extradition bill. Human Rights Watch criticized Hong Kong authorities for using what it described as "excessive force" to suppress peaceful demonstrations. Protesters de...

RT (2019-06-13). Government watchdog says Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, calls for her removal from office. rt.com A federal watchdog agency has recommended that White House aide Kellyanne Conway be terminated, as her criticism of Democratic candidates violate the Hatch Act, a law that restricts the political activity of federal employees.

Laura Wells (2019-06-13). Report Back From Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Iranian Rescuers Evacuate Tankers at Oman Sea. plenglish.com Tehran, Jun 13 ( Prensa Latina) Iranian aid workers have helped Thursday the crews of two oil tankers damaged by explosions while sailing the Oman Sea.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-13). Sarah Huckabee Sanders, A Liar, to Resign as White House Press Secretary. commondreams.org "Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House so she can spend more time with her lies." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/shs_0.jpg...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Los Angeles schools superintendent warns of "reckoning" after failure of property tax measure. wsws.org In an effort to justify its shutdown of the LA teacher strike in January, the unions told educators to look to the Democratic Party-backed tax measure to increase school funding.

CP Editor (2019-06-13). Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the "Top Secret" Pentagon Papers. counterpunch.org ...

MAIL (2019-06-13). Justice for Layleen Polanco: Community Demands Answers After Trans Black Latinx Woman Died at Rikers. democracynow.org Outrage is mounting over the death of Layleen Polanco, a transgender Afro-Latinx woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers Island on Friday. Polanco was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jailed on Rikers in April when she was unable to post $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was dead. Her family, friends and transgender rights activists are now demanding answers for the conditions that led to the 27-year-old's death. The city says the cause of death has not yet been determined. Polanco was held in a unit for transgender women while jailed at Rikers, but a week before her death she was transferred to so-...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Turquía: Las personas detenidas tras enfrentamientos en Urfa ya no están bajo custodia policial. amnesty.org Ya se ha puesto en libertad o enviado a prisión a todas las personas que estaban detenidas en la sección antiterrorista de Urfa, en el sureste de Turquía, tras los enfrentamientos del 18 de mayo entre las fuerzas de seguridad y el grupo armado PKK. No se considera que las 13 personas que han sido enviadas a prisión sigan estando en peligro de sufrir tortura u otros malos tratos.

Staff (2019-06-13). Community Demands Answers After Trans Black Latinx Woman Died at Rikers. truthout.org Outrage is mounting over the death of Layleen Polanco, a transgender Afro-Latinx woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers Island on Friday. Polanco was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jailed on Rikers in April when she was unable to post $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was dead. Her family, friends and transgender rights activists are now demanding answers for the conditions that led to the 27-year-old's death. The city says the cause of death has not yet been determined. Polanco was held in a unit for transgender women while jailed at Rikers, but a week before her death she was transferred to...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Police crackdown against Hong Kong protesters opposing extradition bill. wsws.org Beijing fears the spread of the protests into China, as social inequality and tensions rise in both Hong Kong and the mainland.

RT (2019-06-13). Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving White House - Trump. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of June, President Donald Trump has announced. |

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Israeli Intel Agents Key Part of Anti-BDS Activities: Documents. telesurenglish.net Israeli government documents disclosed Wednesday have revealed that the national intelligence agency of Israel, Mossad, has collaborated over the past years with Israeli government through its Strategic Affairs Ministry, to sabotage the international pro-Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement on a global scale. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC Sign Bill to Stop US Aid to Israel over Children Detention | The Strategic Affairs M...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-13). Six health workers killed since Tripoli conflict began: WHO. cgtn.com Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli's forces, are seen in Tajura neighborhood, east of Tripoli, Libya April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara | The World Health Organisation says that six health workers have been killed and 10 others have been injured since violence erupted after the start of a campaign by the Libyan National Army to take the capital Tripoli. | The WHO says that a further four health facilities have been hit by airstrikes and 19 ambulances have been struck. | The Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, began a campaign on April 4 to take over the Tripoli where the...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). Mexico City's LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy. hrw.org | | Participants march during a Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 27, 2015. | 2015 Reuters/Edgard Garrido | Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on June 3 that children in Mexico City would be allowed to choose the uniform they wear to school. The policy applies to pre-schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools. | Shei...

Jake Johnson (2019-06-13). Warnings of Effort to 'Maneuver the US Into a War' as Trump Officials Rush to Blame Iran for Attacks on Gulf Tankers. iranian.com As Trump administration officials rushed to blame Iran for the reported attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the timing and apparent target of the explosions immediately prompted warnings that they may have been part of a deliberate effort to provoke a war between the U.S. and Iran. "The fact ...

Eds. (2019-06-13). Belgium Worker's Party obtains excellent results in federal, regional and European elections. mronline.org After a phenomenal and social campaign, the Belgian Workers' Party (PTB-PVDA) has confirmed its progress throughout the country, with results ranging from 6.6% in Flanders to over 12% in Brussels and 13.5% in Wallonia. The genuine left thus sends 12 members to the federal parliament, 1 member to the European Parliament, 11 members to the [...] | Source

amnesty (2019-06-13). Inquiétudes de la société civile quant ą sa participation au G7. amnesty.org Le sommet des Chef ∑fe ∑s d'États du G7 est l'opportunité pour la France d'affirmer la valeur qu'elle accorde au multilatéralisme, ą sa transparence et ą son inclusivité, dans une période oĚ certains veulent mettre ą mal les fondements mźmes de la coopération internationale entre les nations. Les organisations signataires esperent ainsi que la Présidence franąßaise entendrez, par cet appel, la nécessité d'assurer une participation effective de la société civile en amont et lors du sommet des Chef ∑fe ∑s d'États d'aoět prochain.

Staff (2019-06-13). Hump day? Trump brags about meeting 'Prince of Whales,' Twitter unloads with memes. rt.com Fresh from a gaffe-filled visit to the UK, including appearing to fist-bump the Queen and not curtsying, US president Donald Trump added one more to the list by referring to Prince Charles as the 'Prince of Whales.'

RT (2019-06-13). Neither US nor Iran are ready for making a deal - Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that he believes it is "too soon to even think about" entering into any deal with Iran after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran..

Eric London (2019-06-13). US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site. globalresearch.ca The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. | The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and ...

susan_p (2019-06-13). Six new books for an ecosocialist bookshelf. greenleft.org.au System Change Not Climate Change: A Revolutionary Response to Environmental Crisis
| Edited by Martin Empson
| Bookmarks, 2019 | Marxist essays on the global crisis. It includes Ian Angus on Metabolic Rift; Kohei Saito on Marx's Ecosocialism; Camilla Royle on the Anthropocene; Martin Empson on agriculture; Amy Leather on plastic; Sarah Ensor on biodiversity; Ian Rappel on 'Natural Capital'; Suzanne Jeffery on social movements; Michelle Robidoux and Carolyn Egan on tar sands and Indigenous rights. It is availabl...

Madison Dapcevich (2019-06-13). US annually uses 388 million pounds of potentially fatal pesticides banned in the EU, China and Brazil. nationofchange.org Eighty-five pesticides currently in use across the country have been banned or are in the process of being phased out in the three nations, in large part due to their harmful impact on human health or the environment.

Press TV (2019-06-13). Khamenei To Japanese Prime Minister: Trump Not Worthy Of Exchanging Messages With. iranian.com Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei dismisses US President Donald Trump as a person not worthy of a response or a message, stressing that negotiations with Washington cannot help solve any problem. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a Thursday meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who told the Leader he was ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). African transport experts embrace cleaner mobility energy vehicles. cgtn.com Transport experts from East African Community (EAC) countries on Wednesday agreed to embrace cleaner mobility energy vehicles in the region. | Electric car at charging station | The experts who attended a two-day meeting organized by UN Environment to discuss the need for harmonization of vehicle emission standards within the East Africa sub-region said that it is now time to embrace electric mobility and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. | "The governments should act immediately to effect changes since the sub-region is endowed with renewable energy," Jane Akumu, program officer, Air Quality and Mobility Un...

WSWS (2019-06-13). Trump asserts new privilege claim as House committee passes contempt resolution. wsws.org The twin actions Wednesday concern the Trump administration's efforts to rig the 2020 census so as to undercount areas with large immigrant populations.

Jake Johnson (2019-06-13). US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp. theantimedia.com (CD) — Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. ...

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-06-13). Extremism and Counternarratives. counterpunch.org Masood Ashraf Raja's book ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics, and Counternarratives attempts to come to terms with the transnational practices of Islam and Islamism, constituted within historically and geographically specific points of origin and migration. The specific religion and the specific local and national contexts within which it is practiced shape the affiliations that Migrants can fashion with their More

WSWS (2019-06-13). Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants. wsws.org Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). US Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying to Interrupt Flow of Oil" theantimedia.com (ZH) — Update 6: And there it is... The US has officially blamed Iran for Thursday's attacks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters during a Thursday press briefing. The secretary of state and longtime Iran hawk said the Iranians are working to interrupt the flow of the international oil trade. He also said that Tehran rejected ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Americans would be 'delighted' to pay more taxes for socialized healthcare — Bernie Sanders. rt.com In his latest push for universal healthcare, 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more taxes" if that meant guaranteed access to treatment. |

Derrick Broze (2019-06-13). Leaked Documents From Pinterest Reveal Censorship of Anti-Media. theantimedia.com Newly leaked documents from Google and Pinterest reveal ongoing efforts to censor independent media, Christian websites, and unpopular opinions. (TMU) — As more and more Americans question the practices of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, the topic of censorship on social media and in search results continues to be a hotly debated topic. Do these ...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Civil society's concerns regarding NGO participation in the G7. amnesty.org This joint letter signed by 47 organizations expresses concern that recent decisions by the French government undermine the participation of civil society in the G7 process. The organizations ask the French Presidency to commit that it will ensure open and effective participation and access of civil society representatives at the Leaders' Summit in August. It also asks for a meaningful discussion on the recommendations prepared by national and international civil society organizations for the G7 in 2019.

Laura Gottesdiener (2019-06-13). Two Iraqi peace activists confront a Trumpian world. nationofchange.org There's a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof Assi, a 30-year-old Iraqi peace activist and humanitarian worker, told it to me by phone. Our conversation takes place in late May just after the Trump administration has announced that it would add 1,500 additional U.S. troops to its Middle Eastern garrisons. | "Iran wants to fight to get the United States and Saudi Arabia out of Iraq," she began. "And the United States wants to fight to get Iran out of Iraq." She paused dramatically. "So how about all of us Iraqis just leave Iraq so they can fight here on their own?" | Assi is among a generation of yo...

By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). REPRESSION FAILS TO QUELL OPPOSITION TO CAMEROON REGIME. blackstarnews.com June 10, 2019 (GIN) — Facing a growing pro-democracy movement, Cameroon is resorting to an old formula — namely unleashing government power in the form of threats, arrests and excessive force. | This week, hundreds of supporters of Maurice Kamto, leader of the opposition Cameroon Resistance Movement, filled the streets, demanding his release from detention but were detained themselves by security forces. | According to his lawyer, Kamto could be charged with: insurrection, hostility against the homeland, criminal association, threats to public order, rebellion, group rebellion, and inciting insurrecti...

Staff (2019-06-13). Why Don't the Dems Want A Climate Debate? therealnews.com This week, Biden endorsed the proposal for a climate debate and activists delivered a 200,000 signatures in support to the DNC. Media Matters' Lisa Hymas talks about why they're still rejecting the proposal...

Staff (2019-06-13). Tankers Struck in Strait of Hormuz; U.S. Blames Iran. truthdig.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies. | The U.S. Navy rushed to assist the stricken vessels in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran, including one that was set ablaze. The ships' operators offered no immediate explanation on who or what caused the damage against the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japan...

commondreams (2019-06-13). Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Ongoing Attacks Against Peaceful Protesters in Sudan. commondreams.org ______________________________...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert. cgtn.com World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat...

MAIL (2019-06-13). Despite Police Crackdown, Historic Hong Kong Protests Against New Extradition Law Continue. democracynow.org Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China. On Wednesday, demonstrators attempted to storm the Legislative Council Building, where lawmakers are debating the extradition bill. Human Rights Watch criticized Hong Kong authorities for using what it described as "excessive force" to suppress peaceful demonstrations. Protesters de...

Zero Hedge (2019-06-13). And There It Is...US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying To Interrupt Flow Of Oil" iranian.com Update 7: Ahead of comments to the UN Security Council (which will presumably block any action, with China and Russia backing Iran), unnamed officials are sharing with reporters some of what the US intends to say: U.S. OFFICIALS ALLEGE IRANIAN ATTACK MEANT TO ESCALATE CONFLICT OFFICIALS: ATTACK SHOWS IRAN UNINTERESTED IN DIALOGUE WITH U.S. OFFICIALS: OPTIONS ...

Staff (2019-06-13). Dozens of Memphis police injured after fatal shooting sparks violent clashes (VIDEO). rt.com At least 25 officers were injured in violent clashes with protesters after US Marshals fatally shot a multiple-felony suspect during an arrest. Mounted police, a helicopter and tear gas were all required to disperse the crowd.

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). 9/11 Victims Fund Bill Unanimously Passes After Jon Stewart Publicly Shames Congress. theantimedia.com (ZH) — The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, one day after comedian and activist Jon Stewart tore the committee a new one on Tuesday — calling them "shameful" over the number of empty seats on the panel. "I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this ...

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-13). Peace is a word that the West has taken from the Afghans. mronline.org The war on Afghanistan has been ugly. Death is one consequence of war—2019 has been the deadliest year for civilians since the United States first began to bomb Afghanistan in 2001. Starvation is another—according to the UN, half of the population will need food assistance over the course of this year. | Source

Tim Libretti (2019-06-13). Is socialism a more emotionally intelligent economy than capitalism? peoplesworld.org Have you ever noticed that we often talk about and even measure the effectiveness of our economy in emotional terms? The University of Michigan periodically reports on "consumer confidence," producing that metric as a supposed indicator of the health of the economy. The metric itself can and does move markets because feelings have a reality. ...

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2019-06-13). PRIDE Speakout & Bake Sale for LGBTQ+ Liberation. indybay.org 24th & Mission St.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Two Oil Tankers Come Under Attack in Sea of Oman. telesurenglish.net Two large oil tankers that were traveling through the Sea of Oman on Thursday morning have come under attack, the Al-Alam News Agency reported. | RELATED: | Yemen's Houthis Attack Saudi Airport | Citing local sources, Al-Alam reported that two successive explosions were heard in the Sea of Oman. | The Al-Alam sources said the blasts were caused by attacks on the tankers, but they did not place blame on any nation or group. | Local Pakistani sources also said the tankers had sent distress calls to the...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Chilean President Reshuffles Cabinet. plenglish.com 13 de junio de 2019, 16: 58Santiago de Chile, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Amid a too complicated economic and social situation, President Sebastián PiĖera has made this Thursday the second cabinet change since the beginning of the current administration in March 2018.

Liberated Lens (2019-06-13). Black Pride/LGBTQIA, screening of Tongues Untied. indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave | Oakland, CA...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Police Arrest Kenyan MP for Assaulting Woman Colleague. telesurenglish.net Kenyan Parliamentary Minister Rashid Kassim Amin is in police custody after assaulting Woman Representative and Budget and Appropriations Committee member, Fatuma Gedi on federal property Thursday. | RELATED: | Kenyan Court Unanimously Elect to Uphold Law Banning Gay Sex | "The MP has been arrested and he is recording a statement over an assault complaint filed by the Woman Representative," Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo told members of the press, adding that the legislator wil...

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-13). Upcoming Russian-American-Israeli Meeting In Jerusalem: Iran And Syria On The Table. iranian.com This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the "threat to its security" in the Levant. Well-informed sources believe the meeting will bring nothing new, ...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). UNICEF launches Ebola response plan in Uganda. cgtn.com The United Nations children's agency on Thursday announced the launch of an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the deaths of two victims in the East African country. | The two were confirmed to be a 50-year-old grandmother and her five-year-old son, who are believed to have visited the Democratic Republic of Congo, the epicenter of the disease. | UNICEF in it's announcement on Thursday said health authorities across Uganda needed to take quick measures to ensure the disease does not spread further. | "As our thoughts are with this young boy's family, this is a tragic reminder that even one case...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-13). Russia's "Pivot to Africa" Encroaches upon France's Traditional "Sphere of Influence" globalresearch.ca The quiet success of Russia's "Pivot to Africa" over the past few years has seen Moscow begin to encroach on France's traditional "sphere of influence" in the continent, which in turn piqued Paris' interest in negotiating a "New Detente" with ...

commondreams (2019-06-13). Public Citizen Agrees With Federal Watchdog, Conway Must Go. commondreams.org ______________________________...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Iranian Women Boycott Taxi App Over Hijab Dispute. telesurenglish.net An Iranian ride-hailing application is facing a major boycott campaign after one of its drivers asked a female passenger to cover her head after her hijab (headscarf) fell off while in the vehicle. | RELATED: | Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of Shady Iranian Group | Last week, a Snapp taxi app driver asked the woman he had picked up to cover her head with her hijab after it had fallen off. The request led to an argument between the two, a...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Sexual Orientation Bothers US Voters Less Than Age: Poll. telesurenglish.net In a sign that a presidential hopeful's sexual orientation has diminished as a concern for voters, Americans are more likely to say they would reject a candidate older than 70 than a candidate who is gay, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll Monday. | RELATED: | Ecuador Top Court Paves Way for Legal Same-Sex Marriage | The national opinion poll, conducted with the...

Kevin Kallaugher, Ed Hall (2019-06-13). The Truth Hurts at Times. thenation.com The Truth Hurts at Times...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). US immigration: Lawyers want detention centre in Florida closed. aljazeera.com Demonstrators are determined to shut down a US detention centre holding migrant children without their parents.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Police crack down against Hong Kong protesters opposing extradition bill. wsws.org Beijing fears the spread of the protests into China, as social inequality and tensions rise in both Hong Kong and the mainland.

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). US Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying to Interrupt Flow of Oil" theantimedia.com (ZH) — Update 7: Ahead of comments to the UN Security Council (which will presumably block any action, with China and Russia backing Iran), unnamed officials are sharing with reporters some of what the US intends to say: U.S. OFFICIALS ALLEGE IRANIAN ATTACK MEANT TO ESCALATE CONFLICT OFFICIALS: ATTACK SHOWS IRAN UNINTERESTED IN DIALOGUE WITH U.S. OFFICIALS: ...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-13). 70 Civil Society Organizations Send UN Letters Of Rejecting The Deal Of The Century. imemc.org 70 civil society organizations held a press conference in front of the United Nations Office in Gaza City, on Tuesday. They sent a written message to the UN expressing their rejection of the so-called American "peace plan," which is meant to help Israel consolidate its control over all Palestinian territories, ...

Dean Baker (2019-06-13). Japan Facing Nightmare Scenario of Longer Lives, Low Unemployment, Less Crowding. fair.org Or, well, you might. How do you feel about living to 107? | | Oh no, Japan is running out of people! | That's what Robert Samuelson tells us in his latest column (Washington Post, 6/12/19). That might seem a strange concern for a country that is ten times as densely populated as the United States, but Samuelson apparently sees it as a real nightmare. | After all, if its population kee...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Brazil's Congress Summons Moro to Hearing on Intercept Leaks. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Lower House summoned Justice Minister Sergio Moro to a hearing on June 26 to testify about the revelations emerging from documents leaked by The Intercept in which he and Attorney General Deltan Dallagnol appear to have jointly coordinated to prevent former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in the 2018 presidential e...

Hans Stehling (2019-06-13). Grenfell Tower Deaths: A Gross Failure of UK Government and Justice. globalresearch.ca Survivors and families of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, in 2017, in which 72 people were either burned to death or poisoned by lethally toxic fumes of hydrogen cyanide gas, are this week reported to have instructed lawyers to ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Can tension in the Gulf be contained?>. aljazeera.com Two ships were damaged in the Gulf of Oman, a day after Yemen's Houthi rebel group claims an attack on Saudi airport.

Staff (2019-06-13). 'They ALL do it!' Trump and the Democrats go head-to-head on 'oppo research' from foreigners. rt.com With the liberal media excoriating President Donald Trump for admitting that he'd listen if foreigners dug up dirt on his opponents, the president did openly reveal one of Washington's dirty secrets: everyone's doing it. |

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-13). With nurses watching, lawmakers push OSHA on anti-workplace violence. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With National Nurses United members in the crowd monitoring them, the Democratic-run House Education and Labor Committee voted on party lines to push the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to, within a year, unveil a rule to force hospitals and nursing homes to create and implement programs to reduce workplace violence. The measure, ...

kathy_f (2019-06-13). What do we need to do to avoid hothouse Earth? greenleft.org.au The latest report from Melbourne-based independent think-tank Breakthrough — National Centre for Climate Restoration, Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach, provides graphic descriptions of what lies ahead if we do not immediately take action. | It is endorsed by retired admiral and former chief of the Australian Defence Force Chris Barrie who said in its forward, "A doomsday future is not inevitable! But without immediate drastic action our prospects are poor. We must act collectively." | Acco...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Mozambique: Des réfugiés et des demandeurs d'asile en détention arbitraire. amnesty.org Quinze réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile — 14 hommes et une femme — venus de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et un réfugié venu d'Éthiopie sont actuellement détenus au TroisiŹme poste de police de la ville de Pemba, dans la province de Cabo Delgado, au Mozambique. Ils sont retenus depuis le 17 janvier et n'ont pas reąßu les soins médicaux dont ils ont besoin ni une nourriture suffisante.

WSWS (2019-06-13). US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site. wsws.org The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.

Adam Lee (2019-06-13). NAACP-Supported anti-lynching legislation is on the move! naacp.org Earlier today the full Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (IL) which would also make lynching a federal hate crime. On 2/14/2019, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S. 488, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, which was ...

MAIL (2019-06-13). No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. democracynow.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Sudan: UN says it confirmed 17 deaths in Darfur region violence. aljazeera.com At least 15 others wounded and more than 100 houses burned in Deleij village earlier this week, according to the UN.

amnesty (2019-06-13). Turkey: Further information: Detainees no longer in police custody. amnesty.org All detainees held at the police's anti-terrorism branch in Urfa province, south eastern Turkey, following clashes between security forces and the armed PKK on 18 May, have been either released or sent to prison custody. The 13 people that were remanded in prison are no longer considered to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Father, His Wife And Son, In Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian father, along with his wife and their son, from their home in 'Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mousa Zreina, his wife Laila, and their son Mousa, after storming ...

Ilana Novick (2019-06-13). How the Pentagon's Forever Wars Are Killing the Planet. truthdig.com It's been a harrowing couple of weeks for climate change observers. First, as Vice reported, there was an analysis from an Australian think tank, co-written by Ian Dunlop, a former fossil fuel company CEO, that posits that the planet is "reaching a 'point of no return' by mid-century, in whi...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-13). Saudi Arabia/UAE: Join Landmine Ban Treaty. hrw.org | | A sign warning "only the road has been checked," in the village of Ruwais, Mokha district. | © 2018 Private | (Washington, DC) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should go beyond supporting mine clearance efforts in Yemen and renounce all use of these indiscriminate weapons by joining the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, Human Rights Watch said today ahead of a June 13,...

Staff (2019-06-13). New York Activists Are Leading the Charge on Sex Work Decriminalization. truthout.org The struggle for sex workers' rights is ramping up around the U.S. Over the winter, the Decrim NY coalition came together in New York City to win sex workers the right to survive and not be harassed by state law enforcement. In May, 100 current and former sex workers, trafficking victims and advocates who were part of the coalition traveled to Albany, where they spoke to legislators about how the existing laws governing the industry enable the profiling of trans people for allegedly selling sex. They also pushed for expanding relief for those with criminal records. | Thi...

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Italy's 'Closed Ports' Policy Leaves Over 1,500 Africans Dead. telesurenglish.net Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée (SOS Med) have denounced that at least 1,151 refugee seekers, including children, have died and more than 10,000 forcibly deported to Libya since the Italian government closed its ports to humanitarian ships arriving to Europe from across the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | German Boat Captain Faces 20 Yrs in Prison for Saving Refugees | "European governments' response to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea and Lib...

Brian Becker (2019-06-13). Tienanmen: La masacre que no fue. liberationnews.org Liberation News está publicando el siguiente artículo publicado originalmente en 2014 para responder a las mentiras difundidas por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y sus leales medios de comunicación corporativos, sobre China con motivo del 30 aniversario de los eventos de 1989 en la Plaza de Tiananmen.

RT (2019-06-13). 'Completely baseless': Tulsi slams US media smears against her campaign. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took the media to task for what she called biased and misleading coverage of her campaign, arguing the facts no longer matter to some outlets.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Putin Fires Police Officers for Arresting Russian Journalist. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday fired two police generals involved in a discredited criminal case against a journalist, an episode that sparked mass protests in Moscow the previous day, the Kremlin said. | RELATED: | Russia: Putin Promises China-Friendly Investment Climate | "Police Major General Yuri Devyatkin, the chief of the Drug Control Departme...

IMEMC News (2019-06-13). Illegal Israeli Colonists Caught On Video Attacking School, Burning Lands, Near Nablus. imemc.org In an attack that took place, on Wednesday June 5th, illegal Israeli colonialist settlers were caught on surveillance recordings attacking a Palestinian school, and burning olive orchards, in Jaloud village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The cameras show around 10 colonists throwing stones and invading a ...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Pope Francis Denounces New Forms of Slavery. plenglish.com Vatican City, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has spoken out on Thursday against new forms of bondage that enslave millions of men, women, youth and children.

Charles P. Pierce (2019-06-13). I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran. commondreams.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1155727678.jpg...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). North Africa urges ceasefire in Libya. cgtn.com North African countries have expressed a joint appeal for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, saying the current situation was a cause for "deep concern." | Foreign Affairs ministers from Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt on Wednesday held a meeting in Tunis to deliberate on the Libyan situation. | Libya has been dogged by heightened violence for months now, as strongman Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, clashed against the UN-backed government in a bid to take control of Tripoli. | In a statement released overnight, the three Foreign Ministers denounced "the continuous flow of weapons" and the "inf...

Adam Veitch (2019-06-13). Bogota's energy company raided in Colombia's first big corporate spying scandal. colombiareports.com Colombia's Prosecutor General's office has raised the offices of Bogota's public-private energy company over allegations of illegal corporate espionage, local media reported Wednesday. The Prosecutor General's office order a search...

Orion Edmonson (2019-06-13). Basta !!! Free Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil. indybay.org Fruitvale and MacArthur Oakland...

Eric Alterman (2019-06-13). Trump and Bibi Are Evil Twinsies. thenation.com Trump and Bibi Are Evil Twinsies...

amnesty (2019-06-13). UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MUST CONVENE SPECIAL SESSION ON SUDAN: Open Letter. amnesty.org This Open Letter to UN member states calls for the UN Human Rights Council to convene a special session on the situation in Sudan to address the human rights crisis in Sudan, and to dispatch an investigative mechanism to monitor, verify and report on the situation in Sudan without delay, with a view to making recommendations on preventing further human rights violations and abuses in relation to peaceful demonstrations, and ensuring accountability for these violations and abuses. It also calls on the UN Security Council to renew and strengthen the arms embargo, currently only applicable to the Darfur region, to c...

commondreams (2019-06-13). Oceana Shines Light on Possible Illegal Fishing and Human Rights Abuses at Sea. commondreams.org ______________________________...

WSWS (2019-06-13). US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history. wsws.org The Pentagon announced Monday its single largest arms purchase ever, agreeing to buy nearly 500 F-35 fighter aircraft at a total cost of $34 billion.

Staff (2019-06-13). Donald Trump Interview Ignites New Calls for Impeachment. truthdig.com Democrats issue a call to action after the president says he will accept dirt on his 2020 election opponents from a foreign power.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Sanders Defends Democratic Socialism to Republican Detractors. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has recently come under fire over his democratic socialist views from members of the Republican Party. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Calls for Release of Brazil's Ex-President Lula | Sanders defended the principles of democratic socialism as a natural extension of former President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and accused his Republican critics of "corporate socialism." | The senator from Vermont said his vision of democratic s...

Staff (2019-06-13). Bernie Sanders Proposes New Economic Bill of Rights. truthout.org Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated defense of democratic socialism in his June 12 speech at George Washington University. Sanders quoted FDR's 1944 State of the Union address: "We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without e...

Ruth Milka (2019-06-13). Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' threatens to reach the size of Massachusetts. nationofchange.org The infamous Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' could swell this summer to a record 7,829 square miles, or roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts. | The hypoxic zone — or dead zone, an area of little or no oxygen that seriously threatens marine life — threatens to become the second largest in history. The previous record size was 8,776 square miles in 2017. | The Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone occurs every year. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, it is caused by "excess nutrient pollution from human activities, such as urbanization and agriculture, occurring throughout the Mis...

amnesty (2019-06-13). Mozambique: Refugees, asylum seekers held arbitrarily. amnesty.org Fifteen refugees and asylum seekers (14 men, one woman) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and one male refugee from Ethiopia are currently held at the Third Police Station in Pemba city, Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique. They have been held since 17 January and are not being given necessary medical care and adequate food.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Plenty of Congratulatory Messages to Prensa Latina in 60 Anniversary. plenglish.com Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina news agency has received on Thursday plenty of congratulatory messages from different latitudes for being a 60-year news example in the fight against misinformation.

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto (2019-06-13). Puzzle No. 3502. thenation.com Puzzle No. 3502...

Staff (2019-06-13). 'Not an interference!' Trump would 'listen' if foreigners offered dirt on 2020 opponents. rt.com Donald Trump said he would welcome kompromat on his political rivals from any sources — including foreign powers — without necessarily telling the FBI, throwing new bait to Russiagaters so desperate to see him impeached. |

aljazeera (2019-06-13). UK interior minister signs US bid to extradite Julian Assange. aljazeera.com The WikiLeaks founder will now face a court hearing on Friday after Britain's home secretary signs extradition order.

Stephanie Crowley (2019-06-13). Witch Hunt: free preview. indybay.org Community Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St. Berkeley.

Kevin Kallaugher, Ed Hall (2019-06-13). Guardians of Civilization. thenation.com Guardians of Civilization...

Staff (2019-06-13). Trump Has Alaska's Wildlife in His Crosshairs. truthdig.com A video featuring a father and son slaughtering a mother black bear and then her two screaming newborn cubs in their den has ricocheted around the world, drawing obvious comparisons to the killing of Cecil, the African lion, by a Minnesota dentist several years ago. | Sadly, the shocking brutality the two men displayed for the world to see could soon be sancti...

The Radical Zine (2019-06-13). The Radical Zine Reading and Art Show Night. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...

South Front (2019-06-13). Video: Israeli Military Continues Strikes on Syria. globalresearch.ca During the night of June 12, warplanes of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a barrage of missiles at targets near Tell al-Hara in southern Syria. According to the Syrian state media, the IDF employed electronic warfare measures to suppress ...

Glen Black (2019-06-13). Absolutely nobody is shocked that a Tory housing scheme mostly benefitted the already-wealthy. thecanary.co The National Audit Office (NAO) said on 13 June that three-fifths of people using Help to Buy could have bought a home without it. In fact, the scheme has helped line the pockets of Britain's biggest housing developers. But as a programme introduced by former chancellor George Osborne, absolutely nobody is surprised.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Involved in Lava Jato Leaks. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Days after revealing illegal conversations between ex-judge Sergio Moro and anti-corruption operation Lava Jato prosecutors, The Intercept website has posted other messages that compromised on Thursday the Vice President of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), Luiz Fux.

teleSUR (2019-06-13). UK Signs Request To Extradite Assange to US. telesurenglish.net The United Kingdom's Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday that he signed the United States' extradition request for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. | RELATED: | US Officially Files Extradition Request for Julian Assange | Javid said he said he signed the papers on Wednesday, a day after the U.S. Justice Department asked the United Kingdom to...

RT (2019-06-13). 'Not an interference!' Trump would 'listen' if foreigners offered dirt on 2020 opponents. rt.com Donald Trump said he would welcome kompromat on his political rivals from any sources — including foreign powers — without necessarily telling the FBI, throwing new bait to Russiagaters so desperate to see him impeached. |

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-13). 'This Exchange Cuts to the Heart of Our Crisis': Watch DNC Chair Hide Behind Party Rules to Argue Against Climate-Focused Debate. commondreams.org Author and activist Naomi Klein responds to a video of an activist with the youth-led Sunrise Movement challenging Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez on his refusal to hold a 2020 primary debate on the climate crisis and candidates' proposed solutions. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/perez_0.jpg...

plenglish (2019-06-13). High Suicide Rate within the Colombian Army. plenglish.com Bogotá, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The greatest cause of death within the Colombian Army in recent years has not been fighting in combat, but suicide, the Senator and former presidential Candidate Gustavo Petro warned the eve.

By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). ARAB AUTOCRATS FUNDING VIOLENT CRACKDOWN IN SUDAN. blackstarnews.com June 3, 2019 (GIN) — The hopeful path to peace in Sudan evaporated almost overnight as members of Sudan's military junta suddenly cocked their rifles and aimed them at a sit-down demonstration by hundreds of civilians. | Over 30 Sudanese peaceful protestors preparing for the Muslim ritual Eid al Fitr — Festival of Breaking the Fast — lost their lives in an instant. Audio from civilian radios posted online captured the sounds of crying, shouting, and nonstop gunfire. | The question on everyone's lips has been: What changed? What unleashed this deadly assault on quietly seated pro-democracy demons...

plenglish (2019-06-13). Israeli Aviation Bombs Gaza Strip. plenglish.com Ramallah, Jun 13 ( Prensa Latina) Israeli warplanes have bombed agricultural areas in the north and south of the blocked Gaza Strip causing damage, but no human injuries, local authorities said.

The Canary (2019-06-13). Spending time in nature good for wellbeing, study suggests. thecanary.co Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a study. | Researchers found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who do not visit nature at all during an average week. | No such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week. | Experts say taking a walk in the woods, listening to birdsong, looking around and engaging wit...

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2019-06-12). PRIDE Speakout & Bake Sale for LGBTQ+ Liberation. indybay.org 24th & Mission St.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). At least 525 people infected with cholera in Ethiopia. cgtn.com At least 525 Ethiopians have been diagnosed with cholera over the past few days, health officials said as the country embarked on an anti-cholera campaign. | The Deputy Director of the Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Beyene Moges, said Ethiopia had detected the cholera cases in Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, as well as the capital Addis Ababa. | Moges said the largest case of cholera patients was detected in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state where 236 people were diagnosed with the disease out of which two people died subsequently. | Moges said the country's northern Amhara regional state had recorded 198 ch...

Staff (2019-06-12). Biden Can Run for President, But He Can't Hide From His Record. truthout.org Status Quo Ante Uncle Joe's campaign has made the mistake of letting one pool reporter cover each of his big-dollar fundraisers in the interests of fairness and transparency. | On Monday night, Biden reportedly reassured a group of wealthy donors and lobbyists that he thinks quite well of the oligarchs whose interests they (and he) represent."Wall Street and significant bankers and people, they're all positive, they can be positive influences in the country. But they didn'

Norman Solomon (2019-06-12). Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden. counterpunch.org Dear Mr. Biden: News outlets are reporting that you're determined to prevent your campaign from turning into an "apology tour" this summer. But your only other option is a campaign of denial — sinking deeper into a quagmire of unsustainable pretense. After your flip-flop late last week that finally renounced your 40 years of support More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Uganda: Two new Ebola cases rise fears of further spread. cgtn.com Mwamini Kahindo, an Ebola survivor working as a caregiver to babies who are confirmed Ebola cases, holds an infant outside the red zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 25, 2019.REUTERS/Baz Ratner /File Photo | Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday, confirming the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo. | This comes following the death late Tuesday of a 5-year-old boy who had contracted Ebola. | The two new confirmed cases include the 50-year-old grandmother and 3-year-old brother of the deceased, accord...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). 'Mass Plant Extinction' Threatens Future of Humanity: Study. telesurenglish.net Almost 600‚Äâspecies have become extinct in the past 250 years around the world, as presented in a groundbreaking and comprehensive global analysis published by the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution Monday. | RELATED: | Save Nature to Save Ourselves, UN Report Pleads | "Plants underpin all life on Earth, they provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, as well as making up the backbone of the...

Peter Kuper (2019-06-12). Trump's Face Time. thenation.com Trump's Face Time...

RT (2019-06-12). Environmental NGO finds Monsanto chemical in Cheerios and other foods marketed to children. rt.com The Environmental Working Group has released findings of research showing "troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup" in food products including children's breakfast cereals.

David Howard (2019-06-12). Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence. indybay.org Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence...

Charles Pierson (2019-06-12). How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action—and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident. More

Kerron ąì Luain (2019-06-12). The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism. counterpunch.org "The night of the sword and bullet was followed by the morning of the chalk and the blackboard. The physical violence of the battlefield was followed by the psychological violence of the classroom. But where the former was visibly brutal, the latter was visibly gentle" The above, written by renowned Kenyan thinker Ng≈©gƒ© wa Thiong'o, More

unitedEditor (2019-06-12). Ten candidates in the UK: who will win and what does the future hold for Brexit? uwidata.com Ten politicians are officially registered as candidates for...

Steve Sweeney (2019-06-12). Prosecutorial misconduct: Brazil's justice minister implicated in election plot against Lula. peoplesworld.org Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the subject of a plot to keep him in jail and stop him winning the 2018 presidential election, according to leaked documents. The Intercept website accused Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro of leaking information and advising prosecutors working on a lengthy anti-corruption probe into high-profile business ...

Staff (2019-06-12). Rising Water Rates Hurt Black Baltimore Most, Study Shows. therealnews.com The NAACP's Legal Defense Fund shows an "explicit link between race and water affordability." To fight this, they propose litigation and new legislation.

Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram (2019-06-12). Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance? commondreams.org Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire financial consequences if our health takes a turn for the worse. (Photo: FOX13 Salt Lake City) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/no-brainer_0.jpeg...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Mexico Accuses New Herrera Collection of Cultural Appropriation. telesurenglish.net Carolina Herrera's 2020 cruise collection is being accused of cultural appropriation by the Mexican government. | RELATED: | Gucci Slammed for Featuring White Models with Sikh Turbans | Laced with tantalizing descriptions and allegedly inspired by "a sunrise in Tulum, the light of Lima, a walk through the city of Mexico (...) or the colors of Cartagena," Mexican officials insist Latin America did more than just "inspire" Herrera's designs. | In a letter to designer Herrera and cr...

Tony Cartalucci (2019-06-12). The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation. globalresearch.ca A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from ...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence. telesurenglish.net The Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators on Wednesday after the latter protested the latest extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. | RELATED: | Hong Kong: 'Occupy' Leaders Plead Not Guilty to Nuisance Charge | Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned th...

Eds. (2019-06-12). Tales of resistance: beyond black and white. mronline.org On the 20th anniversary of Chávez's first "Aló Presidente" broadcast, VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos looks back on this revolutionary tool and the current challenges in the communications field. | Source

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-12). Democrats bring net neutrality to Senate floor, McConnell ignores their will. nationofchange.org "With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it's only a matter of time before net neutrality is restored."

Staff (2019-06-12). Google staff keep 'blacklist' of conservative and 'fringe' sites - report. rt.com Google reportedly runs two "blacklists," one allowing staff to remove "fringe" websites from search results and another for filtering out opinion articles, according to conservative news outlet the Daily Caller. |

WSWS (2019-06-12). German parliament passes draconian deportation law. wsws.org The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.

Dan Corjescu (2019-06-12). A Green Global Party? dissidentvoice.org Following the lead of the late Ulrich Beck in works such as Risk Society and Power in the Modern Age the time has now come to ask ourselves whether or not the Green party is already or is about to become a global political party. First a little background in theory. Beck was, of course, ...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Countdown Begins for Guatemala's Presidential Candidates. telesurenglish.net More than eight million Guatemalan voters are expected to elect the country's next president Sunday with a total of 19 candidates competing for the highest office in the land. | RELATED: | US Troops Deployed in Guatemala to 'Halt Migration' | Opinion polls indicate that candidate Sandra Torres, running under the banner of the social-democratic National Unity of Hope Party (UNE), is leading the race. Following her is a great number of contenders led by Alejandro Giammattei of the newly crea...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Ebola in Uganda: 5-year-old boy dies of virus. aljazeera.com The government is launching an emergency vaccination campaign, to immunise doctors and health workers on the front line.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). ACLU Asks US Court To Delay Census Citizenship Question Ruling. telesurenglish.net Human rights groups challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue in light of new evidence. | RELATED: | Trump: Dictators' Kids Will Benefit From Birthright Citizenship | In a court filing, immigrant advocacy groups repre...

Olivia Alperstein (2019-06-12). The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Emergency. commondreams.org An ambulance races through a flood in Mumbai, India (Photo: Shutterstock) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ambulance.jpeg...

splcenter (2019-06-12). Judge orders 'conversion therapy' provider to permanently cease operations once again. splcenter.org A New Jersey state judge this week ordered the dissolution of an organization known as the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA) — which facilitated fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" — after its directors violated an injunction entered four years ago requiring its predecessor to permanently cease all operations.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy. thegrayzone.com Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Yemen's Houthis Attack Saudi Airport. telesurenglish.net A statement made by Saudi authorities said Wednesday a projectile hit the arrivals hall at Abha airport (southwestern Saudi Arabia), causing material damage. Three women and two children were among the wounded, according to the statement. | RELATED: | French Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Increased 50% in 2018: Report | The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthi movement in Yemen said the strike was proof of Iranian support for what it called cross-bo...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-12). 'We Don't Have Time for This': Activists at Party Headquarters Demand DNC Hold Climate Debate. commondreams.org "We're not giving up‚ÄĒand we're not settling for soundbites. We demand action." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/yearwood.jpg...

Joe Piette (2019-06-12). Ramona Africa honored. workers.org Ramona Africa & Eleanor Johnson Friends, family and political activists held a "Birthday Celebration of Life" for Ramona Africa in Philadelphia on June 8. Africa is the only adult survivor of the horrendous May 13, 1985, bombing of the communal MOVE home by city officials. The bomb killed six adults . . . | Continue reading Ramona Africa honored at Workers.org

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-12). Lawmakers take another crack at solving multi-employer pension plan problems. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Heeding the pleas of workers and unions who could see their pensions go down the drain in the next six years, the Democratic-run House Education and Labor Committee approved HR397, to fix multi-employer pension plans' problems. The 26-18 vote on June 11 was on party lines. If eventually approved, the measure would help those financially ...

Eric A. Gordon (2019-06-12). Christina Schlesinger's 'Tomboys' honors a milestone in modern lesbian art. peoplesworld.org VENICE, Calif.—There was a time not so long ago when calling a young girl a "tomboy" was considered a put-down. Perhaps it was accompanied by a good-natured smirk, or maybe a scornful snarl. It meant that girl was fonder of flannel than lace, more drawn to climbing trees than hosting teas, likelier to take off ...

John Muto-Ono p'Lajur (2019-06-12). UGANDA: GOVERNMENT SHOOTING ITS OWN FOOT ON APAA LAND GRABBING SCHEME. blackstarnews.com A journalist, Mr.Emma Okano, conducting interview in Apaa.
| "Apaa is the only village in Uganda where you need a visa to access the area and to talk to its people. What kind of injustice is this?"
| AMURU-UGANDA: On Friday May 24 2019, a group of fifteen independent media personalities under their umbrella organization, The Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) traveled to the contested village of Apaa, about eighty kilometers west of Gulu City to conduct independent investigations on the plight of residents living there.
| There have been reports of deaths, arsons and displacements of people living in A...

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). This Is Not Journalism: Univision Warps Reality to Push US War Agenda. mintpressnews.com The blatant lie told by Jorge Ramos in the New York Times is part of a larger trend in Univision's coverage, which reaches 60 percent of American households and makes Univision the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-12). New Testing Revealed Popular Kids Cereals Contaminated With Weedkiller Roundup. commondreams.org "Does General Mills really want to keep using a chemical that independent scientists say causes cancer?" | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/glyphosate-cereal-kids.jpg...

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests. commondreams.org "We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_baby_0.jpg...

The Canary (2019-06-12). UN calls for investigation into Sudan's slide into 'human rights abyss'. thecanary.co UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a "human rights abyss" in the aftermath of the Sudanese authorities' deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. Military forces reportedly killed at least 100 people. | The experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, called on Wednesday for an independent investigatio...

IMEMC News (2019-06-12). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Shepherds In Lebanese Territory. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two shepherds near Shebaa Lebanese town, and took them to the occupied Shebaa Farms, the Lebanese National News Agency has reported. The agency said the one of the abducted shepherds is from Lebanon, while the second is Lebanese. It added that the Lebanese Army ...

plenglish (2019-06-12). FARC Rejects Colombian President's Statements about Santrich. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 09: 24Bogota, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The FARC party has strongly rejected Colombian President Ivan Duque"s discourse about former Commander Jesus Santrich because "it prejudges and verges on insult".

plenglish (2019-06-12). Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 07Brasilia, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has postponed until June 25 the analysis of the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving 431 days in prison for alleged acts of corruption.

George Ochenski (2019-06-12). Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want. counterpunch.org The 2020 elections are almost a year and half away, yet Montana's politicians elected to statewide positions are now concentrating not on the jobs they were elected and paid well to do, but on campaigning for their next job. Montanans are fully justified in asking why, since they all stressed how much they wanted to More

Sharon Lerner (2019-06-12). 3M Knew About PFAS Food Contamination in 2001. theintercept.com Last week, we learned that the Food and Drug Administration had detected PFAS compounds in pineapple, sweet potato, meat, and chocolate cake. The presence of the industrial compounds in our food was made public by the Environmental Working Group after a staff member of the Environmental Defense Fund took photos of the research at a scientific conf...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Climate change: Warming oceans may reduce sea life by 17%. aljazeera.com The biggest animals in the world's oceans are going to be hit hardest as climate change intensifies, a new study says.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future" wsws.org As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a "united front" against the "threat" of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that "our military capabilities exist for a reason... we stand ready to use force."

John Shafthauer (2019-06-12). Johnson flinging his own faeces at journalists plays well with Tory members. thecanary.co After years of unofficially positioning himself to become PM, Boris Johnson has now launched his actual campaign. Surprisingly, it was less ape-like than we might have expected at this point. He did literally hurl his own shit, but he refrained from doing a King Kong at least. | Same shit, different day: | Johnson called a press conference to announce his leadership run. When asked if he stood by his awful comments about that terrible thing which he did, he answered: OOK! OOK! | He then proceeded to shit in his own hand and launch his turds like smelly cricket balls. The press had come prepared for this, a...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). 20 years of democracy: Has Nigeria changed for the better?>. aljazeera.com Two decades after the West African country's army handed power to a civilian leader, many question if life has improved.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Famed film actress Lillian Gish's name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised. wsws.org The Ohio university's cowardly decision is a capitulation to the worst sort of ahistorical moralizing and the current obsession with race and gender politics within the affluent middle class.

WSWS (2019-06-12). At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali. wsws.org This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Japan: Sexual abuse survivors protest for reforms. aljazeera.com Recent acquittals of alleged rapists reignite debate over legal requirement to prove victims resisted attacks.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Turkey: US ultimatum over S-400s 'not in spirit of alliance'. aljazeera.com Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says he will discuss the issue with his US counterpart on Thursday.

Staff (2019-06-12). Saudi arms sales may be at center of the next showdown between Trump and Congress. rt.com The Trump administration's arms sales to Saudi Arabia are facing stiff opposition in Congress. However, the power to veto means that the ball remains in President Trump's court for now. |

teleSUR (2019-06-12). US: Alabama Passes Law Allowing Castration of Sex Offenders. telesurenglish.net The state of Alabama in the southern United States passed a new law that would require sex offenders, especially pedophiles to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole. | RELATED: | Paraguay's Boys and Girls March to Protest Sexual Abuse, Rapes | Kay Ivey, the Republican governor of Alabama signed the bill into law Tuesday. | "If they're going to mark these children for life, they need to be marked for life," said Steve Hurst, the Alabama state representative w...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria. telesurenglish.net The Israeli forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian military in southern Syria last night, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | The SANA report claimed that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the town of Tal Al-Harra in Syria's Daraa province. | The Syrian military reportedly intercepted several Israeli projectiles as they attempted to hit their bases in Tal Al-Harra last night, SANA add...

Paul Haeder (2019-06-12). Achikha in Hebrew, "your brother," but where is he now? dissidentvoice.org Oh, yeah, it was all planned — I'd write about the 52nd anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty by Israel, the subsequent cover-up, and alas, half a century of Israel and the Jewish state of Mind holding sway over much of the Western world, certainly here in the USA and Canada. Big impetus ...

Staff (2019-06-12). Hope Hicks Agrees to Judiciary Interview. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. | The Judiciary panel subpoenaed Hicks, a close and trusted Trump aide who worked for the presidential campaign and in the White House, last month as part of its investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's report and obstruction of justice. Her June 19 interview will mark the first time a former Trump aide...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Israel plans to entrench annexation of East Jerusalem: Report. aljazeera.com Concerned that Jerusalem will soon have a non-Jewish majority, Israel may excise Palestinian areas of East Jerusalem.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Ebola kills child in Uganda as two new cases confirmed. aljazeera.com Total of three cases in Uganda as world health officials consider meeting to discuss global emergency warning.

Washington's Blog (2019-06-12). The Caliphate Project, Made in America. Declassified U.S. Government Documents Confirm the US Supported the Creation of ISIS. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note: | First published in May 2015, this article reveals not only that the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, it also confirms that the Caliphate Project was designed in Washington. | See Screenshots Below from the title ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Nigeria elects new parliament speaker. cgtn.com Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila of Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Tuesday emerged as the country's new Speaker of the House of Representatives when the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated in the capital Abuja. | Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila (Getty Images) | Gbajabiamila, 56, representing the southwestern state of Lagos, was the favored candidate of the Nigerian ruling party for the House leadership. | The former majority leader of the 8th National Assembly, which was dissolved Thursday, emerged through an election to lead the lower chamber of the Nigerian bi-cameral legislature. | T...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Mali PM says massacre victims include 24 children. aljazeera.com Deceased were mostly shot in the back, Boubou Cisse says, as he visits site of massacre that killed almost 100 people.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Tory cuts result in 131,000 preventable deaths in the UK. wsws.org The Institute for Public Policy Research found that austerity measures carried out in the UK since 2012 have led to 131,000 preventable deaths.

Staff (2019-06-12). Two PIPE BOMBS found near Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. rt.com As thousands prepare for three days of debauched entertainment at the Bonnaroo music festival, local authorities are investigating two active pipe bombs found near the event grounds.

Miko Peled (2019-06-12). US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview. mintpressnews.com If one accepts the legitimacy of the Zionist state then one might as well accept Ambassador Friedman's statement and Israeli sovereignty over all of Palestine.

Elizabeth Rowley (2019-06-12). Canadian Communist leader: Extreme right danger looms over fall election. peoplesworld.org Developments in Canada this spring have been disturbing. Tory (Conservative) governments have been elected in Alberta, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, joining Tory governments in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the right-wing CAQ in Quebec. The federal election campaign will be a watershed election, and a volatile electorate will decide the outcome on October 21st. ...

Julie Bindel (2019-06-12). The Real Face of Prostitution. truthdig.com "I honestly believe it stops rape," Benjamin told me. "It allows men to let off steam and have our natural urges met." Benjamin was talking about the benefits of prostitution. It is good for women, he argued, because rather than rape, men can have sex how and when they want by paying for it with a prostituted woman. For men, it ensures his needs are met. In Benjamin's view, everyone is happy. But his assertions are as far from the reality of the sex trade as possible. Men are not programmed to rape if they cannot get immediate access to sex, and there is no such thing as a "right" to sex. "When men claim that pro...

Staff (2019-06-12). US presidential hopeful Buttigieg promises Americans won't pay for Israeli annexation of West Bank. rt.com The US won't "help foot the bill" if Israel annexes the settlements it has built in the West Bank, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg declared in a policy speech, deviating from the usual US deference to Israel.

Jim Hightower (2019-06-12). Trump to Working Class: 'Adios, Chumps'. commondreams.org Inequality doesn't just happen; it's caused by the deliberate actions of power elites. (Photo: Stop the GOP Tax Scam) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/goptaxcuts.jpeg...

plenglish (2019-06-12). Chilean Drinking Water Contains Polluting Substances. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 03: 00Santiago, Chile, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) "Ghost" pollutants were found in drinking water in several northern Chilean cities, according to researchers from the Biotechnology and Microbiology Laboratory of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at the Catholic University (UC).

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Released FARC representative reports to war crimes tribunal and supreme court. colombiareports.com Former rebel leader "Jesus Santrich" reported himself at both the war crimes tribunal and the Supreme Court on Tuesday almost immediately after being sworn in as congressman. Santrich, whose real...

Paul Dobson (2019-06-12). Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent. venezuelanalysis.com May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.

MAIL (2019-06-12). Headlines for June 12, 2019. democracynow.org Police Crack Down on Second Wave of Hong Kong Mass Protests, Trial Against Humanitarian Activist Scott Warren Ends in Hung Jury, House Votes to Sue Trump Admin over AG Barr and Don McGahn Subpoenas, DOJ Advises Trump to Block Possible Contempt Motions Against Wilbur Ross and Barr over 2020 Census, Donald Trump Jr. Testifies Before Senate, Mass Arrests in Russia After Protests over Detention of Journalist, Reports of Injuries After Houthi Missile Hits Saudi Airport, Sudanese Protesters and Military Gov't to Resume Talks After Bloody Crackdown, Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexuality, DHS Secretary Testifies to Congr...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Abdel-Basset al-Sarout: Controversial singer of Syria's war. aljazeera.com Syrian goalkeeper who became a rebel icon and the 'singer of the revolution' died of wounds from Hama battle at age 27.

Alison Weir (2019-06-12). US Senators Meet with Jewish Leaders in Semi-secret Annual Event. globalresearch.ca An article in the Times of Israel reports that "Jewish leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats today." According to the report, this is an annual event. A quarter of the Senate was in attendance (see list below). | All except one ...

Glen Ford (2019-06-12). The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere but War. China's Competitive Edge. globalresearch.ca US rulers promised that technology would bring the return of the millions of jobs that were outsourced to low-wage countries, but America has lost the hi-tech race and excels only in weapons of war. | "The early U.S. global hi-tech ...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Duque claims FARC leader's delayed entry to Congress is 'indignant' to Colombia. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque on Tuesday said that the swearing in of former rebel leader "Jesus Santrich" as congressman was "unacceptable" and "indignant to the country." Santrich was supposed to...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019. cgtn.com Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has finally joined The Pharaos for training ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. | The Liverpool FC forward was given a longer rest period after his side's exploits in the just ended season, which saw them lift a sixth Champions League title. | The 26-year-old joined the Egyptian team on Wednesday, one week after the team begun ioyts pre-AFCON preparations. | The Pharaohs are scheduled to play two friendly games before their AFCON campaign begins. | Salah will however not participate in the first friendly match against Tanzania on Thursday, though he is expected to get...

Jud Lounsbury (2019-06-12). Trump's Trade War: Race-Baiting and Farm Bankruptcies. progressive.org All the blood lost has been for a "marginally" different trade deal that probably won't get passed anyway.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Colombia presented 12 murdered civilians as combat kills in 2018: UN. colombiareports.com Colombia's security forces continue to present murdered civilians as members of illegal armed groups killed in combat, according to the United Nations' human rights chief. According to the UN High...

KP (2019-06-12). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange. wsws.org Andrew Fowler warned: "If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US."

Aleksandar Sarovic (2019-06-12). The Future of Democracy. dissidentvoice.org The word democracy derives from the Greek words that means "people govern." Generally, it is assumed throughout the world that the democratic way of decision-making is the best possible and therefore, the most acceptable. The only problem is that nobody knows what exactly it means. It would be ideal if people mutually agree and create ...

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). Even the 1% Know They Aren't Paying Their Fair Share: New Poll Shows 60% of Millionaires Support Warren's Ultra-Wealth Tax. commondreams.org "A majority of Americans, even the 1% of us, know that our inequality is out of control and we need to make some big changes if we want to fix things." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren_tax_the_rich_wealth_tax.jpg...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate. globalresearch.ca Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump's informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President's proxy such as expanding ...

RT (2019-06-12). Saudi arms sales may be at center of the next showdown between Trump and Congress. rt.com The Trump administration's arms sales to Saudi Arabia are facing stiff opposition in Congress. However, the power to veto means that the ball remains in President Trump's court for now. |

Staff (2019-06-12). Headlines for June 12, 2019. democracynow.org Police Crack Down on Second Wave of Hong Kong Mass Protests, Trial Against Humanitarian Activist Scott Warren Ends in Hung Jury, House Votes to Sue Trump Admin over AG Barr and Don McGahn Subpoenas, DOJ Advises Trump to Block Possible Contempt Motions Against Wilbur Ross and Barr over 2020 Census, Donald Trump Jr. Testifies Before Senate, Mass Arrests in Russia After Protests over Detention of Journalist, Reports of Injuries After Houthi Missile Hits Saudi Airport, Sudanese Protesters and Military Gov't to Resume Talks After Bloody Crackdown, Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexuality, DHS Secretary Testifies to Congr...

Staff (2019-06-12). The Lula Conviction Was a Gigantic Legal Farce. truthdig.com The Intercept's revelation that the Operation Car Wash team sabotaged the 2018 presidential elections shows what everyone already knew but couldn't prove concretely: that the Lula conviction was a gigantic legal farce. | In any nation that was even minimally civilized the case against Lula, as well as a good part of Operation Car Wash in general, would have been dismissed a long time ago due to the glaring disregard of the right of innocent until proven guilty and due process. | Related Articles: ...

Colin Crouch (2019-06-12). Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy. indybay.org It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up.

Staff (2019-06-12). Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro. democracynow.org A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula's Workers' Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian law enforcement officials and other data obtained by The Intercept point to an ongoing collaboration between Judge Sérgio Moro and the prosecutors investigating a sweeping corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. Lula was considered a favorite in the lead-up to the 2018 presidential...

United Nations (2019-06-12). Mali peace process in a 'critical phase', says head of UN Mission. un.org Addressing the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said that amid ongoing violence, including scores of civilian deaths and deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers, a critical phase of the peace process had now been reached.

Ryan Cooper (2019-06-12). How to Stop Google and Facebook From Strangling Journalism. commondreams.org It's long since time we brought these companies to heel. (Photo: Illustrated | EMILY KASK/AFP/Getty Images, neyro2008/iStock, Nusha777/iStock) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-12_at_2.14.01_pm.png...

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-12). Trump Regime Formally Requests Assange's Extradition to the US. globalresearch.ca A total of 18 charges against Assange, with reportedly more to come, are all about wanting truth-telling journalism the way it should be on vital domestic and geopolitical issues silenced. | Trump regime hardliners want information about US wrongdoing suppressed. They ...

Labor Video Project (2019-06-12). Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He. indybay.org SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.

Martha Grevatt (2019-06-12). U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants. workers.org President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org

RT (2019-06-12). Bernie Sanders blasts Trump as 'socialist for rich & powerful'. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called out President Donald Trump and Wall Street for embracing "corporate socialism for the rich and powerful" while denying its benefits to average Americans.

Caroline Preston (2019-06-12). 'This Is Wholesale Child Neglect': The Silence of School Leaders on the Climate Crisis. thenation.com 'This Is Wholesale Child Neglect': The Silence of School Leaders on the Climate Crisis...

RT (2019-06-12). Two PIPE BOMBS found near Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. rt.com As thousands prepare for three days of debauched entertainment at the Bonnaroo music festival, local authorities are investigating two active pipe bombs found near the event grounds.

Staff (2019-06-12). Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them. therealnews.com As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people...

Staff (2019-06-12). F-35 jets conduct White House flyover (VIDEO). rt.com An F-35 fighter jets conducted a flyover in the skies above the White House on Wednesday to coincide with Polish President Andrzej Duda's visit and mark Poland's decision to purchase the aircraft from the US.

Tes Welborn (2019-06-12). 400 Divisadero - Planning Commission Hearing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall, room 400, Polk and Grove Streets...

Staff (2019-06-12). It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells. therealnews.com To speed the clean up process, regulators would have to mandate a stricter schedule—but that could cost tens of billions of dollars, much of it coming from taxpayers, says Regan Boychuk, oil sands expert and Reclaim Alberta co-founder...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-12). 'The Ocasio-Cortez Effect': Democratic Grassroots Ignoring Establishment Threats as Yet Another Progressive Announces Plan to Primary Incumbent. commondreams.org Andom Ghebreghiorgis is, as of Wednesday, the latest young, left-leaning Democrat to challenge an incumbent member of Congress in a primary | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/andom_2.jpg...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Colombians Victimized by Delays in Peace Process: UN Report. telesurenglish.net The United Nations (U.N.) denounced on Wednesday the numerous human rights violations and extrajudicial killings in 2018 in Colombia as consequences of poor implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement in the region. | RELATED: | Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered | The representative of the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights in Colombia (Acnudh), Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, released the organization's annual report, along with a list of homicide victims killed in 2018. | The r...

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-06-12). 'We are facing an existential crisis:' Gov. Inslee slams DNC for refusing to hold climate debate. nationofchange.org "This is our last chance to defeat climate change. We will not have another chance after the next administration. We will either act now, or it will be cataclysm."

Ajit Singh (2019-06-12). How Venezuela's US-backed opposition distorts 'human rights' to push regime change. thegrayzone.com Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized "human rights"...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests. aljazeera.com Water cannon, tear gas, and pepper spray fired as thousands of protesters surround Legislative Council building.

Eds. (2019-06-12). Workers unite online. mronline.org They're logging on to combat lagging labour laws, costly court proceedings, and outsourcing management, writes Gaia Caramazza | Source

commondreams (2019-06-12). Stand Up America Drives 50,000 Constituent Calls to Congress Demanding an Impeachment Inquiry After Mueller Report. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-12). Watch Bernie Sanders Deliver Speech on Why Democratic Socialism 'Only Way to Defeat Oligarchy and Authoritarianism'. commondreams.org "We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights. This is what I mean by democratic socialism." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_socialism_speech.jpg...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-12). 'This Is Sick': Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp. commondreams.org "It feels as though history can't yell any louder than this." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/migrant_children.jpg...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies? globalresearch.ca India broke with decades of its post-independence political traditions by unprecedentedly supporting "Israel" at the UN and voting against granting consultative status to a Palestinian NGO that allegedly has ties with Hamas, therefore formally allying with the self-professed "Jewish State" ...

plenglish (2019-06-12). Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.

Staff (2019-06-12). Environmental NGO finds Monsanto chemical in Cheerios and other foods marketed to children. rt.com The Environmental Working Group has released findings of research showing "troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup" in food products including children's breakfast cereals.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-12). Hong Kong: Police Shouldn't Use Excessive Force. hrw.org | | Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Kin Cheung | (New York) — The Hong Kong police should not use excessive force against protesters who are blocking roads in Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 12, 2019, tens of thousands of protesters gathered around Hong Kong's legislature, the Legislative Council (LegCo), and the roads surrounding it to press the government to drop proposed am...

RT (2019-06-12). Google staff keep 'blacklist' of conservative and 'fringe' sites - report. rt.com Google reportedly runs two "blacklists," one allowing staff to remove "fringe" websites from search results and another for filtering out opinion articles, according to conservative news outlet the Daily Caller. |

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Palestinians Don't Want Their Own State: US Governor. telesurenglish.net Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated shortly after his recent visit to Israel that Palestinians are to blame for the ongoing occupation of their land. | RELATED: | Germany: 2 States 'Only Solution' to Israel-Palestine Conflict | "If you look at this whole conflict, to me, the biggest problem has been that Palestinian Arabs have not recognized Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state," DeSantis said. "That kind of denialism poisons really everything." | "I don't think that's real...

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-12). Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System. blackstarnews.com Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis... | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest—and obviously coerced confession[mdash...

Staff (2019-06-12). Bernie Sanders Makes Impassioned Case for Democratic Socialism. truthdig.com In a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his vision of a democratic socialist society and made the case for why an ambitious agenda centered on economic rights for all is the only way to confront America's deep inequities and defeat far-right authoritarianism. | "We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights," said Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. "And that is what I mean by democratic socialism." | Decrying an economic system that has left millions of families one...

Staff (2019-06-12). Amid Record Homelessness, New York Passes Landmark Rent Protection Law. truthout.org In New York, housing rights advocates are celebrating after state lawmakers announced an agreement that would provide the strongest tenant protections in over a quarter of a century. The deal came just days ahead of the expiration of the current rent laws at the end of this week. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González explains how lawmakers agreed to abolish laws allowing landlords to deregulate rents on apartments after they exceed a certain limit, and to curb provisions allowing landlords to raise the rent of rent-controlled apartments after renovations. The law is one of several similar efforts nationw...

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-06-12). 'Frightening:' Plant extinction is occurring 500 times faster than before human intervention. nationofchange.org Nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct in the last 500 years, many due to human intervention, says a new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Stockholm University. | Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Stockholm University gathered data from plant extinction records from all over the world. This first-of-its-kind study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, shows that 571 plant species have disappeared in the last 250 years. This is twice the number of animal species lost in the same time frame.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Hong Kong protests: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Clashes as riot police fire tear gas to disperse protesters against controversial bill allowing extradition to China.

John McEvoy (2019-06-12). Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right. thecanary.co UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential...

Staff (2019-06-12). Facing Affordable Housing Crisis & Record Homelessness, New York Passes Landmark Rent Protection Law. democracynow.org In New York, housing rights advocates are celebrating after state lawmakers announced an agreement that would provide the strongest tenant protections in over a quarter of a century. The deal came just days ahead of the expiration of the current rent laws at the end of this week. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González explains how lawmakers agreed to abolish laws allowing landlords to deregulate rents on apartments after they exceed a certain limit, and to curb provisions allowing landlords to raise the rent of rent-controlled apartments after renovations. The law is one of several similar efforts nationwide and is...

Jacob Bacharach (2019-06-12). Mauled by American Meritocracy. truthdig.com The news that Amy Chua, the semi-notorious author of the dual memoir and parenting self-help book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," secured her daughter a Supreme Court clerkship under the tutelage of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is many things, but it is not surprising. America's meritocratic rulers have grown increasingly brazen in recent years, and using you...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). US: Police Remove 'Haunting' Artwork of Caged Migrant Children. telesurenglish.net New York police are disassembling a collection of 24 pop-up art installations meant to bring awareness to the treatment of migrants in United States0 immigration detainment centers. | RELATED: | US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy | Wire cages containing life-size models of children wrapped in silver blankets dotted New York city streets Wednesday as recordings of sound of wailing echoed from the cage. Measuring 5 feet by 3 feet, the mannequin childre...

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-12). A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table. globalresearch.ca This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the ...

Staff (2019-06-12). Body Cameras and Tasers Make Billions for Axon, But Don't Solve Police Violence. truthout.org This story was produced by The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news site. Last August, Cincinnati police officer Kevin D. Brown tased an 11-year-old Black girl who was suspected of shoplifting food, sparking outrage and a review of the city's use-of-force policy. This year, Minneapolis resident Clifford Johnson <...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Galapagos Islands Will Now Serve US Military as Airfield. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's right-wing government has agreed for the United States (U.S.) to use the airport of San Cristobal, in the Galapagos Islands, as an airfield for U.S. air force and navy Pacific ocean operations, according to the Minister of Defense Oswaldo Jarrin. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Request to Reopen Probe on CIA Killing of Jaime Roldos | "Galapagos is Ecuador's natural aircraft carrier because it ensures permanence, replenishment, interception facilities and is 1,000 kilometers fro...

WSWS (2019-06-12). Australian Labor Party's hypocrisy on police media raids exposed. wsws.org The opposition Labor Party has joined hands with the ruling Coalition to pass legislation handing unprecedented powers to the police and intelligence agencies.

Staff (2019-06-12). Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ...

Hans Stehling (2019-06-12). Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow. globalresearch.ca There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. | Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions...

commondreams (2019-06-12). Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges. commondreams.org ______________________________...

RT (2019-06-12). F-35 jets conduct White House flyover (VIDEO). rt.com An F-35 fighter jets conducted a flyover in the skies above the White House on Wednesday to coincide with Polish President Andrzej Duda's visit and mark Poland's decision to purchase the aircraft from the US.

Jessica Piper (2019-06-12). Koch brothers float possibility of backing congressional Democrats in 2020 primaries. nationofchange.org Over the last two decades, the Koch network's major groups — AFP and Freedom Partners — have cumulatively spent about $120 million in independent expenditures supporting Republican candidates or opposing Democratic candidates.

Staff (2019-06-12). Sanders to Discuss 'What Democratic Socialism Means to Me'. truthdig.com Seeking to rebut Trump's attempts to cast him as too liberal, the Vermont senator plans to speak on the philosophy that has guided his career.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ, South Korea says. aljazeera.com Kim Yo Jong to meet South Korean delegates and deliver flowers and a condolence message after former first lady's death.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). We Aren't Safe in Ecuador, UNHCR Ignores Us: Colombian Refugees. telesurenglish.net For 12-days now, 79 Colombian refugees and asylum seekers in Ecuador have decided to precariously camp outside the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Quito, demanding international protection as they have received threats and attacks against their lives. | RELATED: | UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report | Yet, as many of them told teleSUR, the institutional response has been indifference and silence. | "I'm so tired of high ranking officials ignorin...

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-12). Adding to Planetary Alarm Bells, Top US Finance Official Warns Climate Crisis a Recipe for Global Economic Collapse. commondreams.org Demanding action from industries and government, a top federal regulator warned this week that the human-caused climate emergency poses a threat to the economy which rivals the subprime mortgage meltdown that led to the 2008 financial crisis. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/climate-assessment-black-friday_0.jpg...

John Nichols (2019-06-12). Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Talk About Democratic Socialism as an Alternative to Unfettered Capitalism'. thenation.com Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Talk About Democratic Socialism as an Alternative to Unfettered Capitalism'

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Hong Kong clashes erupt after protesters storm legislature. aljazeera.com Rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray fired as thousands of demonstrators denounce extradition-to-China bill.

Middle East Monitor (2019-06-12). UAE Wants To Be 'Second Israel' In The Middle East: Zarif. iranian.com Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has stated that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is attempting to become the region's "second Israel" by increasing its arms imports. In the interview with Al Araby TV yesterday, Zarif said that "three countries in the region believe they can maintain their security through their relations with the United States," in reference ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Kenya's Strathmore University beats Harvard in WTO competition. cgtn.com A team of three students from Strathmore University defeated Harvard Law School in the final of a global law school competition held in Geneva, Switzerland. | Strathmore University trio beats Harvard in global law school competition. | Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law Competition. | They also beat teams from Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda to represent African at the competition's seventeenth edition. | During the competition, part...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Inca Doctors Were Better Surgeons Than Civil War Medics: Study. telesurenglish.net New research shows that without the aid of anesthetic, Incan surgeons were more skilled than Civil War doctors at cranial surgery. | RELATED: | Boney Towers Come Down as Czech Ossuary Monestary Gets Makeover | Careful inspection of skulls from the Incan Empire as well as pre-Colombian Peru revealed that hundreds of Indigenous went under the knife and pr...

Dean Baker (2019-06-12). Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It. counterpunch.org The Washington Post had another column telling us about the run up in corporate debt and how this is going to be 2008 all over again. This is a popular one with the media. William Cohan has a regular feature in the New York Times telling us how a collapse of the debt bubble is More

David A. Bell (2019-06-12). Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism. thenation.com Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism...

SAMIR (2019-06-12). Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv! bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019...

Ruth Milka (2019-06-12). The USDA wants to privatize food safety inspections. nationofchange.org The USDA is pursuing the privatization of food safety inspections, now with beef slaughter plants. | According to documents obtained by Food & Water Watch via the Freedom of Information Act, Tyson Foods recently requested a waiver to allow Tyson employees to conduct more inspections in place of USDA food safety inspectors. | "This dangerous proposal could rid beef slaughter plants of most government inspectors," said the Food & Water Watch in a statement. | It seems that the US...

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-12). The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face. counterpunch.org The great centrist European tradition of social democracy has been receiving a rattle for the last few decades. The European Parliament elections were a reminder how much their appeal has diminished. In Denmark, by way of contrast, they have established something of a bridgehead, defeating the centre-right coalition led by the Venstre party's Lars Lą∏kke More

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-12). PLO, Foreign Ministry Condemn Moldova's Embassy Move to Jerusalem. imemc.org The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned, in two separate statements, the decision by Moldova's premier to move his country's embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, considering the decision a blatant violation of international law. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said ...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). World Day Against Child Labour: 'We want to make a bigger impact'. aljazeera.com In a country where more than 10 million children are exploited as 'workers', a school in Assam is paying kids to study.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). UK sets new net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 target. aljazeera.com Revising existing greenhouse gas emissions goal 'crucial' to protecting the planet, Prime Minister Theresa May says.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-12). Melhem: 'Israeli attack on PA security HQ is a dangerous escalation'. imemc.org Palestinian Government Spokesman, Ibrahim Melhem said that the attack on the Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters, in the city of Nablus, represents a dangerous escalation aimed at undermining the most important pillars of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and endangering internal security. PNN reports that Melhem, in a statement on ...

Mariana Calvo (2019-06-12). Colombia's land disputes: what the life and death of Hugo George taught me. colombiareports.com Hugo George is one of the hundreds of social leaders who have been murdered in Colombia during its peace process. He was also my friend. I met Hugo on a...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-12). Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Reportedly Doesn't Want Phrase 'Medicare for All' Used During Medicare for All Hearing. commondreams.org Neal, a major recipient of insurance industry donations, said he wants the hearing to focus on "universal healthcare and access," not Medicare for All | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/richard_neal_medicare_for_all.jpg...

Tes Welborn (2019-06-12). Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires - How about the rest of us? indybay.org Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-12). Hung Jury in Humanitarian Aid Trial Shows Arizonans Still 'Standing Their Ground' for Justice. commondreams.org "Scott Warren remains innocent, both as a legal matter and as a factual matter." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/scott_warren_0.jpg...

Bryan Wall (2019-06-12). 'Government inaction' on climate crisis triggers creative protest outside Irish parliament. thecanary.co Climate activists have staged a protest outside of the Irish parliament to highlight the government's inaction on climate chaos. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, the demonstrators poured fake blood over fellow activists to illustrate deaths caused by climate inac...

WSWS (2019-06-12). US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness. wsws.org Rashes, burning throats and eyes, and other symptoms have been reported by thousands of flight attendants following the introduction of new uniforms at several US airlines.

Adam Veitch (2019-06-12). Colombia close to banning single-use plastics on Caribbean island province. colombiareports.com Colombia's Senate has approved an ambitious motion to completely phase out the single-use plastics in the Caribbean island province of San Andres and Providencia by 2021. Liberal Party senator Guillermo...

Jeremiah Lowery (2019-06-12). Climate Change Is So Much More Than a 'Single Issue'. commondreams.org Students and environmental activists participate in a climate strike in Los Angeles, California on May 24. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-12_at_10.47.01_am.png...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-12). If States Adopt Oregon Bill White House Would Be Guaranteed To Candidate Winning Most Votes. blackstarnews.com Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation making her state the 15th to require that the White House is won by the popular vote... | Governor Kate Brown signed Oregon's National Popular Vote bill into law on Wednesday. | With the governor's approval, Oregon becomes the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would ensure 270 electoral votes and the presidency to the candidate who wins the most popular votes across all 50 states. With Oregon's seven electoral votes, the Compact now has 196 of the 270 electoral votes necessary to become effecti...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's second major storm. aljazeera.com The western state of Gujarat is likely to be hit hard by its first cyclone in more than 20 years.

Sam Husseini (2019-06-12). Euphemisms All the Way Down. fair.org The report ( 5/30/19) was by Ally Schweitzer, "WAMU's business and development reporter." | A recent segment on WAMU, one of the NPR affiliates in Washington, DC, focused on efforts to change the name of the largely African-American neighborhoods "East of the River" to "East End." | The station reported: Residents insist the name change only encourages gentrification, and the term "Eas...

Gary Leupp (2019-06-12). Germany, Japan, Iran and Trump: Will Reason and Harmony Triumph in the World? dissidentvoice.org Japan used to be the number one foreign consumer of Iranian oil, slipping to number two as China increased its purchases. Now, obliged to defer to the U.S., Japan purchases none. Germany has been Iran's largest European trade partner, and was hoping for major deals following the conclusion of the Iran Deal in 2015. These ...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-12). Burundi: Rampant Abuses Against Opposition. hrw.org | | A National Congress for Freedom (CNL) party building in Bubanza province, Burundi, June 8, 2019. The CNL has been able to organize some rallies and meetings since February, but members of the ruling party's youth league, known as the Imbonerakure, have led a concerted campaign of arrests and abuses against its members. | © 2019 Private | (Nairobi) — Burundian authorities and ruling party youths have carried out dozens of beatings, arbitrary arrests, disappearan...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). US House oversight panel backs contempt vote in census dispute. aljazeera.com Move comes hours after Trump asserted executive privilege to keep under wraps documents on the citizenship question.

RT (2019-06-12). Google 'ditches lobbying firms' in shake-up anticipating government probe. rt.com Google has fired several lobby firms and shuffled political consultants and lobbyists around amid reports that the US government may be preparing to investigate it for antitrust violations.

United Nations (2019-06-12). Young New Yorkers bring robots, and a glimpse of the future, to UN Headquarters. un.org Tiny balls moved along a series of automated Lego robots, as young students from New York explained to United Nations staff the inner-workings of simple motors and engineering.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Alabama governor signs chemical castration bill into law. wsws.org The mandate, ostensibly to protect children from rape, follows the recent enactment of an Alabama law that prohibits abortion in the vast majority of sexual assault and incest cases.

MAIL (2019-06-12). Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro. democracynow.org A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula's Workers' Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian law enforcement officials and other data obtained by The Intercept point to an ongoing collaboration between Judge Sérgio Moro and the prosecutors investigating a sweeping corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. Lula was considered a favorite in the lead-up to the 2018 presidential...

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-12). Russia-China: The Summit Which the Media Ignored. globalresearch.ca On 5 June, the media projectors zeroed in on President Trump and the European leaders of NATO, who, for the anniversary of D-Day, auto-celebrated in Portsmouth "peace, freedom and democracy in Europe," vowing to "defend them at any time, wherever ...

Jacob Hornberger (2019-06-12). More US Dictatorship Against Cuba. counterpunch.org Lamenting dictatorship in Cuba, the U.S. government has decided to tighten restrictions on the freedom of Americans to travel to Cuba. Never mind that the restrictions were not enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. When it comes to fighting totalitarian dictatorship, the reasoning goes, it's necessary to adopt dictatorial policies here More

Staff (2019-06-12). Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade. truthdig.com Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on...

Staff (2019-06-12). Bernie Sanders blasts Trump as 'socialist for rich & powerful'. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called out President Donald Trump and Wall Street for embracing "corporate socialism for the rich and powerful" while denying its benefits to average Americans.

Staff (2019-06-12). Why I Can't Bring Myself to Watch "When They See Us" truthout.org This is about fear. | I can't watch "When They See Us" ... yet I know I must. I have to watch Ava DuVernay's miniseries about the five wrongly convicted Black and Brown children labeled the "Central Park Five." I have to watch it myself and then, at some point now or in the near future, I have to watch it again with my son. But I am a Black Mother in the #BlackLivesMatter Era. I am feeling personal terror too heavy to weigh, too absolute to penetrate. | These narratives terrify me. My stomach is in...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Medellin's 'top mafia boss' arrested. colombiareports.com The alleged top boss of Medellin crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado was arrested on Tuesday, Colombia's President Ivan Duque confirmed. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, "Clemente" was the successor...

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-12). Dem lawmakers push extending overtime pay to more workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Saying they want "to give millions of middle-class workers the overtime protections they deserve," four top congressional Democrats whose committees handle workers' issues introduced legislation to mandate that workers earning less than $51,064 be automatically eligible for overtime pay, starting next year. Their measure would write into law Obama-era Labor Department overtime pay rules that ...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-12). Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for 'Incitement'. imemc.org An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around £1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on ...

Jill Richardson (2019-06-12). Good news: Straight people don't need a parade. nationofchange.org Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade"in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, | the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous | far-right groups, and have often embraced violent languag...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). This week's weather in pictures. aljazeera.com Heatwaves affected several continents this week, with countries like India witnessing record temperatures.

Susan Babbitt (2019-06-12). What Everyone Knows About D-Day. counterpunch.org Four days of coverage of D-Day on CBC radio and no one explains "free world". After seventy-five years, everyone knows what it is.Evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould said nothing is as dangerous as what "everyone knows" but no one remembers the arguments for. Che Guevara called out the US president, at an economics conference, for what "everyone knows" democracy is.[1] Guevara said the conference was political, not about economics. JFK made no arguments. More

Intercepted (2019-06-12). Running for Justice: the Public Defenders Looking to Transform the Role of District Attorney. theintercept.com Glenn Greenwald, filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, and DA candidates Tiffany Caban and Chesa Boudin are this week's podcast guests. Plus music from Sinkane.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda. cgtn.com A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday. | Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the family, the statement continued...

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). European Investment Bank launches effort to help Kenya's smallholders. cgtn.com European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday launched a 5.7 billion shillings (57 million U.S. dollars) program to help boost economic opportunities for thousands of smallholders across Kenya. | Catherine Collin, European Investment Bank regional representative for East Africa said the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will seek to transform long-term investments in agriculture in Africa. | "Working with Equity Bank across country, the new Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will help agriculture companies to modernize and harness the full economic, employment and export potential of agriculture as well...

RT (2019-06-12). US presidential hopeful Buttigieg promises Americans won't pay for Israeli annexation of West Bank. rt.com The US won't "help foot the bill" if Israel annexes the settlements it has built in the West Bank, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg declared in a policy speech, deviating from the usual US deference to Israel.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Scottish government threatens to seize Irish fishing vessels. wsws.org Last week, the Irish government received a formal letter of notice of the Scottish government's intention to seize Irish fishing vessels operating within 12 miles of Rockall.

United Nations (2019-06-12). Conflict prevention, mediation: among 'most important tools' to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council. un.org Conflict prevention and mediation are two of "the most important tools at our disposal to reduce human suffering" United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Jipson John (2019-06-12). Capitalism, populism & crisis of liberalism. mronline.org In this long interview with Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M., Akeel Bilgrami speaks at length on the concepts of populism, liberalism, fascism, postmodernism and post-truth. | Source

David Bromwich (2019-06-12). Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe? thenation.com Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe?

Staff (2019-06-12). Rising Water Rates Hurt Black Baltimore Most, Study Shows. therealnews.com The NAACP Legal Defense Fund shows an "explicit link between race and water affordability." To fight this, they propose litigation and new legislation.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Bogota to purchase 600 electric buses in 2020, but has it thought about infrastructure? colombiareports.com Mayor Enrique PeĖalosa vowed to add some 600 electric buses to Bogota's public transport system next year in an attempt to improve public transport in Colombia's capital. According to the...

Al Jazeera (2019-06-12). Iranians Boycott Ride-Hailing App After Hijab Controversy. iranian.com A move to boycott a popular Iranian ride-hailing application has gained momentum among social media users in the country after a controversy over a female passenger's hijab, a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion. It all began last week when the woman was asked by a driver of the Snapp ...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Nigeria democracy: Anger over slow progress of reforms. aljazeera.com People are unhappy with failures to reform the electoral process, violence, electricity shortages and unemployment.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport wounds 26. aljazeera.com Saudi-led coalition says missile struck arrivals hall of airport in town of Abha in kingdom's southwest.

Charlie Markbreiter (2019-06-12). Scamming the Scene: Lucy Ives and the Fiction of the Cultural Industry. thenation.com Scamming the Scene: Lucy Ives and the Fiction of the Cultural Industry...

Mark Taliano (2019-06-12). I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government" globalresearch.ca The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people...the chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by USA and UK etc..Everyone knows that here.

Connor Sheets (2019-06-12). Wasted funds, destroyed property: How sheriffs undermined their successors after losing re-election. nationofchange.org Alabama sheriffs who lost reelection in 2018 personally pocketed funds and deleted public records, an investigation by AL.com and ProPublica found. It's a longstanding tradition that sheriffs aren't typically held accountable for.

United Nations (2019-06-12). Wednesday's Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour. un.org This Wednesday's top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protestors' rights baffled; the decline of foreign investment; and tackling child labour.

Jack Norman (2019-06-12). US Secretary of State doubles down on backing aerial coca spraying in Colombia. colombiareports.com The US still strongly supports the resumption of aerial spraying of pesticide on Colombian coca fields, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Senate panel Tuesday. Without mentioning any other...

Staff (2019-06-12). Google 'ditches lobbying firms' in shake-up anticipating government probe. rt.com Google has fired several lobby firms and shuffled political consultants and lobbyists around amid reports that the US government may be preparing to investigate it for antitrust violations.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). WATCH LIVE: House Ways & Means Historic Medicare for All Hearing. commondreams.org "The time is now for a bold push on a new system that will work for everyone. That system is Medicare For All." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_for_all_hearing.jpg...

RT (2019-06-12). US military is world's 'single largest producer' of greenhouse gases — report. rt.com The Pentagon is the "single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world," according to a new study about climate change that accuses the Trump administration of being in "various modes of denial" about it. |

F. William Engdahl (2019-06-12). Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. "It's Everywhere" globalresearch.ca Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children's urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It's everywhere.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest. wsws.org While supporting the US-led persecution of Julian Assange, Western media and politicians, as part of their campaign for regime change in Moscow, decried the arrest of Golunov.

PSL Editorial (2019-06-12). 50 years after Stonewall, it is still right to rebel. liberationnews.org The attacks on LGBTQ people are part of a comprehensive reactionary agenda that targets many different sectors. They can beat back by reviving the spirit of Stonewall.

commondreams (2019-06-12). Social Media Platforms Increase Transparency About Content Removal Requests, But Many Keep Users in the Dark When Their Speech Is Censored, EFF Report Shows. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Staff (2019-06-12). White House Asserts Executive Privilege in Census Fight. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday. | The claim comes as the House Oversight Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over the subpoenaed documents. | In a letter to the committee's chairman, Rep. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the Justice Department asserted that the Trump administration has "engaged...

commondreams (2019-06-12). Beth Rotman, Founding Director of Connecticut’s Successful Citizen Election Program, Brings Invaluable Expertise to Common Cause. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-12). Kushner as a Colonial Administrator. dissidentvoice.org In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries "Axios" on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his 'Deal of the Century' was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not ...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Mass UK Protest to Demand 2nd EU Referendum Set Prior to Brexit. telesurenglish.net Campaigners for a second Brexit referendum are planning another mass protest in London ahead of the divorce date with the European Union in October, as leading candidates to be prime minister say they will likely leave without a trade deal. | RELATED: | UK's Opposition Will Not Support New Brexit Bill | The People's Vote campaign, which includes several pro-EU groups, plans a series of rallies around Britain over the next few months called "Let us b...

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to District Judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight...

CP Editor (2019-06-12). Echo in the Canyon. counterpunch.org ...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison in US college admissions scandal. aljazeera.com John Vandemoer is the first to be sentenced in a sweeping case, which has ensnared celebrities and business executives.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). China Southern Airlines launches Nairobi-Changsha flights. cgtn.com China Southern Airlines on Wednesday launched a direct flight between the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the Changsha, the capital city of China's Hunan province. | The carrier will make two weekly non-stop flight between the two cities, a move that will boost tourism and business ties between Kenya and China. | The new route means China Southern Airlines will now operate four weekly flights, the other two being non-stop flight between Nairobi and Guangzhou. | "We now have four weekly non-stop flights between China and Kenya and this will help to boost business and tourism links among the two countries," Judith...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). 427 people have died in 2019 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe — UNHCR. cgtn.com The United Nations refugee agency says that the number of people that have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe has hit 427 so far since the turn of the year. | UNHCR released the figures on Wednesday following the latest sea incident that saw seven people drown on Tuesday following a shipwreck off the Greek island of Lesvos. | According to the UN migration agency, IOM, 41 people have died so far trying cross to the so-called Eastern Mediterranean route linking Africa and the Middle East to Europe, which is one of the busiest routes for migrants. | Tuesday incident saw 57 people rescue...

Staff (2019-06-12). Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services. therealnews.com Former Baltimore City police officer Larry Smith says to promote safety, the city must stop prioritizing policing over human needs...

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-12). Towards "NATO-Exit"? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. Turkey's Alliance with Russia, China and Iran? globalresearch.ca Contemporary developments point to a historical shift in the structure of military alliances which indelibly contributes to weakening US hegemony as well as creating conditions which could result in the breakup of NATO.

Sheila Fitzpatrick (2019-06-12). Vasily Grossman in War and Peace. thenation.com Vasily Grossman in War and Peace...

Betsey Piette (2019-06-12). Philly protest calls for removal of racist police. workers.org June 7 — Black and Brown communities across this city are outraged over the news released by the Plain View Project that 328 Philadelphia police officers were among the more than 1,100 across the U.S. who have posted racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and otherwise offensive content on Facebook. Over . . . | Continue reading Philly protest calls for removal of racist police at Workers.org

RT (2019-06-12). Realistic goals 101: Biden vows to 'cure cancer' if elected US president. rt.com Not content with the usual impossible campaign promises, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has promised to cure cancer if he's elected, raising eyebrows on social media.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). India unveils Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft for moon-landing mission. aljazeera.com ISRO plans controlled landing of rover on moon which, if successful, will make India fourth country to achieve the feat.

Basav Sen (2019-06-12). Trump's War on Science is Grounds to Impeach. progressive.org There are fresh signs that the Trump Administration intends to actively interfere in research by federal scientists.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Germany: Former union official at Porsche cashes in with ‚Ǩ500,000 annual salary. wsws.org Hąºck's trajectory exposes the true character of the Social Democratic Party and its trade union allies.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-06-12). Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment. mintpressnews.com The reopening of Sana`a Airport was part of the negotiations that took place in Sweden last year, but Saudi Arabia has refused to implement an agreement that would ease human suffering.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). 'What Is He Hiding?' Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Census Question Documents Subpoenaed by Congress. commondreams.org "Yet another example of the Trump Admin stonewalling and preventing Congress from exercising our constitutional right of oversight," declared Congresswoman Barbara Lee. "What is he hiding?" | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cummings_census_subpoena.png...

Susan R. Crandall (2019-06-12). Getting poorer while working harder: The 'cliff effect'. nationofchange.org In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Safety expert says fatal crane collapse in Dallas, Texas could have been avoided. wsws.org Tom Barth, a noted crane safety expert, told the WSWS that the deadly collapse might have been prevented had appropriate precautions been taken.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-12). BAM's Free R&B Music Festival At MetroTech Now Running From Jun 13—Aug 15. blackstarnews.com Musician Roy Ayers will be at BAM's R&B Festival at Metro Tech... | BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech, downtown Brooklyn's exhilarating summer tradition, has returned and there are 9 more afternoons of R&B, funk, rock, blues, and jazz scheduled from June 13 to August 15. | Celebrating its 25th year, BAM's longest-running music series champions the adventurous voices of R&B, from music legends to bold new voices in Brooklyn and across the globe. The free concert series is not only a hub for creative performances, but a celebration of the impact of rhythm and blues on contemporary culture. | This year's lineup fe...

commondreams (2019-06-12). 350.org’s Bill McKibben on Latest the #MobilKnew Reports. commondreams.org ______________________________...

MAIL (2019-06-12). Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). World Day Against Child Labour: Five must-watch documentaries. aljazeera.com Child field workers in the US, Haiti's 'restaveks', and miners in Bolivia; our picks for World Day Against Child Labour.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Johnson To Support Hard Brexit Without Another Option. telesurenglish.net During his launch for prime minister in London, former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson insisted Wednesday that the United Kingdom has to leave the European Union (EU) at the now-negotiated Oct. 31 date. | RELATED: | Corbyn Accuses Trump of 'Interfering' in Britain's Race for PM | "After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on Octobe...

MAIL (2019-06-12). Facing Affordable Housing Crisis & Record Homelessness, New York Passes Landmark Rent Protection Law. democracynow.org In New York, housing rights advocates are celebrating after state lawmakers announced an agreement that would provide the strongest tenant protections in over a quarter of a century. The deal came just days ahead of the expiration of the current rent laws at the end of this week. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González explains how lawmakers agreed to abolish laws allowing landlords to deregulate rents on apartments after they exceed a certain limit, and to curb provisions allowing landlords to raise the rent of rent-controlled apartments after renovations. The law is one of several similar efforts nationwide and is...

Chris Gelardi, Sophia Perez (2019-06-12). 'This Isn't Your Island': Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military. thenation.com 'This Isn't Your Island': Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Brazil: Lawmaker, Mother Threatened With Death for Lula Exposé. telesurenglish.net A lawmaker from Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and LGBT activist David Miranda denounced an email Wednesday he received from a paramilitary group threatening his mother with death and extorting him for a sum of US$10,000. The email also made reference to the murder of Rio lawmaker Marielle Franco. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Expose | "This is just one of the emails I have received. We aren't showing everything it contains beca...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-12). Sudan: End Network Shutdown Immediately. hrw.org | | Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. | © 2019 AP Images | (Nairobi) — Sudan's ongoing internet shutdown is a gross violation of human rights and should be lifted immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. Disruptions to access escalated over the past week and the country is now almost entirely cut off from the...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Five years on, still no justice for Iraq's Camp Speicher victims. aljazeera.com Flawed trials and half-truths cannot bring justice for all those killed and forcefully disappeared at Camp Speicher.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Who will be Britain's next prime minister?>. aljazeera.com Competition to be the next British prime minister was rife even before Theresa May's resignation.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). New Leak: Top Brazilian Judge Colluded With Car Wash Task Force. telesurenglish.net A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Exposé | The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil's executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wed...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-12). Elected Officials, Advocates Call for Expanded Funding for Homeowner Services in NYC Budget. blackstarnews.com Councilwoman Adrienne Adams says "preserving homeownership" is vital to "stability of our communities." | City Council Members Adrienne Adams, Donovan Richards and Rafael Espinal joined with advocates for low- and moderate-income homeowners on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to call on the mayor and speaker to include $10 million in funding in the New York City budget to help New York families to keep their homes and fight displacement. | The funding would expand current programs for low- and moderate-income homeowners throughout the city, including foreclosure prevention, sustainability and resiliency services, as well...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Thailand's dissidents fear murder or disappearance. aljazeera.com In December, the mutilated bodies of two critics of the monarchy, living in Laos, were found in the Mekong River.

aljazeera (2019-06-12). In the face of new abortion bans, some US states expand access. aljazeera.com As more states pass abortion bans, Illinois, New York and others seek to protect a woman's right to have the procedure.

Staff (2019-06-12). Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp. truthout.org Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. | According to Time, Fort Sill "

Staff (2019-06-12). DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. truthout.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump admin...

WSWS (2019-06-12). Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations. wsws.org All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.

Staff (2019-06-12). New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry. truthout.org Teachers in Rochester, New York, recently discovered, to their horror, that their pensions are invested in the private prison and immigrant detention industry. After learning this from Basma Eid, an organizer with the group Freedom to Thrive, one teacher, Michelle Sapere, spearheaded the formation of a rank-and-file organization in her union called Teachers Against Student Exploitation ( TASE)...

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-12). New Report Exposes Pentagon's Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11. commondreams.org Failing to curb the U.S. military's fossil fuel use, Costs of War Project co-director warns, "will help guarantee the nightmare scenarios" forecast by scientists | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/17153331789_d5a7aa3830_o.jpg...

Eds. (2019-06-12). Europe has no freedom but to choose "freedom gas" mronline.org The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports "freedom gas." But freedom for who? For Europe who already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over to more expensive U.S. gas under the threat of sanctions? Certainly not. Or freedom for [...] | Source

WSWS (2019-06-12). Berlin's Humboldt University plans to finance right-wing think tank. wsws.org Humboldt University's Academic Senate will decide on June 18 whether to finance a think tank on dictatorships initiated by the right-wing extremist professor Ją∂rg Baberowski.

Robert Reich (2019-06-12). Video: The Seven Biggest Failures of Trumponomics. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress keep crowing about the economy, when in reality Trumponomics has been a disaster. Here are its 7 biggest failures: | 1. Trump promised to bring down America's trade deficit " as fast as possible."...

Staff (2019-06-12). US military is world's 'single largest producer' of greenhouse gases — report. rt.com The Pentagon is the "single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world," according to a new study about climate change that accuses the Trump administration of being in "various modes of denial" about it. |

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-12). Gaza: Unlawful Attacks in May Fighting. hrw.org | | The sign for a gift shop recently converted into a center for people with disabilities on the ground floor of a commercial building in south Gaza. On May 5, 2019, Israeli airstrikes killed three civilians in the building. | © 2019 Khaled Al-'Azayezeh, B'Tselem | (Jerusalem) — Fighting between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza in early May 2019 involved unla...

Kevin Gosztola (2019-06-12). In 'War On Terrorism,' Pentagon Has Emitted Over A Billion Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gases. shadowproof.com The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University's "Costs of War" project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, "more than...

United Nations (2019-06-12). Understanding of LGBT realities 'non-existent' in most countries, says UN expert. un.org Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). US House Approves Suing Trump Advisers Who Ignore Subpoenas. telesurenglish.net The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to give lawmakers clear authority to sue Trump administration figures who defy congressional subpoenas. | RELATED: | Trump's Son in Law's Firm Got $90m from Offshore Tax Haven | In an escalation of wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump and his inner circle, lawmakers voted 229-191 along party lines to approve the measure. | It authorizes House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges...

Heidi Ledford (2019-06-12). World's Largest Plant Survey Reveals Alarming Extinction Rate of Seed Bearing Plant Species. globalresearch.ca The world's seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly 3 species a year since 1900 ― which is up to 500 times higher than would be expected as a result of natural forces alone, according to the ...

Staff (2019-06-12). Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated. therealnews.com The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva's prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Envoy: Sudan transition talks to resume. cgtn.com Special envoy Mahmoud Dirir says Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The announcement comes as opposition members made the decision to suspend the campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. | Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans at a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer | The latest developments are the first positive steps since talks between the two sides collapsed following the violent breakup of a pr...

Dan Corjescu (2019-06-12). A Green Global Party? counterpunch.org Following the lead of the late Ulrich Beck in works such as Risk Society and Power in the Modern Age the time has now come to ask ourselves whether or not the Green party is already or is about to become a global political party. First a little background in theory. Beck was, of course, famous for introducing the More

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Brazil indigenous affairs head fired amid push to develop Amazon. aljazeera.com Sacking of FUNAI chief comes as President Bolsonaro pursues opening up reservation lands for commercial activity.

WSWS (2019-06-12). Burma's Suu Kyi joins Hungary's Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism. wsws.org Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán is an indictment of all those who promoted Suu Kyi as a defender of democratic rights.

United Nations (2019-06-12). More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day. un.org The number of children working in agriculture has increased by 10 million since 2012, which is why on Wednesday's World Day Against Child Labour, the UN agency for the sector is urging countries to allocate more funding to address a global surge in subsistence farming at every level.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-12). At White House Gates, Hundreds of Religious Leaders Demand Trump and His Enablers "Repent of Their Sins" commondreams.org "We must show up in person to deliver a prophetic indictment. " | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/barber.jpg...

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-11). Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What? counterpunch.org In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T - 14.7C). More

Staff (2019-06-11). YouTube Couldn't Care Less About Hate Speech. truthdig.com Another day, another internal debate at YouTube about whether it will enforce its own content policies. And yet again, YouTube's decision seems to solidify that the video platform will continue to be a welcoming home for channels that promote hate speech and harassment, and serve as a conduit for laundering far-right ideology—as long as those channels continue to make YouTube money. | Carlos Maza, host of the Vox online video show Strikethrough, published a tweet thread on June 4 detailing the online harassment he has received as a result...

Jim McMahan (2019-06-11). Security workers win union at Amazon. workers.org Local 6 of the Service Employees Union (SEIU), after years of organizing at Amazon's security contractor, Security Industry Specialists, has forced the mammoth retailer to dump the anti-union company. SEIU gained union representation and a contract under a new security contractor for around 1,000 security workers. SIS had kept anti-union, . . . | Continue reading Security workers win union at Amazon at Workers.org

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-11). Women of Color and Capital Conference To Address Financing Drought For Black Women Founders. blackstarnews.com Ms. Adeola Adejobi | | First the good news. Black women now own about 60% of all Black-owned businesses and they have accounted for the most rapid growth in startups over the past 20 years, making them the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the U.S. | | Here's the really bad news. Only 0.2% of venture deals go to Black female founders with only 26 of these women raising more than $1 million in outside capital. In fact, the average amount of venture capital going to Black female founders is only $36,000 compared to the overall average of $1.3 million invested. This means that countless empow...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). Turkey's "Military Multipolarity": US Ally and NATO Heavyweight to Purchase Russia's S-400 Air Defense System. globalresearch.ca The progress made on furthering the military dimension of Turkey's multipolar grand strategy might be irreversible by this point after the US suspended the country from the F-35 training program and increased the odds that it'll seek replacement warplanes from ...

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging "Psychological Warfare" on Xi. globalresearch.ca Trump just dramatically increased trade tensions between the US and China after publicly demanding that President Xi hold talks with him at the G20 otherwise he'll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is nothing less than ...

Whitney Webb (2019-06-11). How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel. mintpressnews.com Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-11). While Trump Fumes and Fails, Democrats Outline a Sound and Sensible Border Plan. blackstarnews.com Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dispels Trump's lie that Democrats have no immigration border or refugee plan... | While Trump continues to propose more cruel and nonsensical policies destined to fail, Democrats are embracing a sensible, humane and effective way forward. | Witness Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's floor speech yesterday, during which he refuted Trump's bogus suggestion that Democrats don't have a plan for the refugee crisis at the border. As Senator Schumer notes, Senate Democrats introduced a formidable plan weeks ago — progress echoed by the passage of the Dream and Promise...

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base amid S-400 row. aljazeera.com Washington cancels training of NATO ally's F-35 pilots over Ankara's planned purchase of Russian S-400 missiles.

Staff (2019-06-11). Facial Recognition Data Collected by US Customs Agency Hacked. truthout.org One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a "malicious cyber attack" has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol being stolen by unknown a...

Lyn Neeley (2019-06-11). Burgerville workers fight for living wage. workers.org Over 60 union organizers and community members joined dinner-hour picket lines at two Burgerville restaurants here June 6. Picketers blocked both entrances of the Burgerville at the Convention Center and convinced hungry Portlanders to drive away in solidarity with the Burgerville Workers Union. In 2018, BWU became the first officially . . . | Continue reading Burgerville workers fight for living wage at Workers.org

Olivia Rosane (2019-06-11). Climate change could spread dengue fever through southeast U.S. peoplesworld.org ...

United Nations (2019-06-11). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in Botswana. un.org This Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights in Botswana.

splcenter (2019-06-11). SPLC Action Fund: Alabama joins other states with civil asset forfeiture reporting law, but does not go far enough to protect property owners. splcenter.org Across the country, police are using a tool called civil asset forfeiture to seize millions of dollars in cash and property they claim have been involved in criminal activity.

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-11). Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer. counterpunch.org Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means More

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Kazakh election: Observers question vote count. aljazeera.com Tokayev has won more than 70 percent of the votes cast in a 77 percent turnout, a result he insists is authentic.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-11). The Various Shades of Black... and Green. globalresearch.ca The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story about an Italian American bouncer, from the famous Copacabana NYC nightclub, securing a temporary job as ...

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-06-11). Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Mediatory Mission To Tehran Hangs In The Balance. iranian.com With two days to go for the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on a peace mission to promote US-Iran talks, a great deal of shadow boxing has been going on. Typically, there is much excitement in the media. Thus, western media in general hyped up the remarks of the commander of the ...

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-06-11). Canada announces plan to ban single-use plastics. nationofchange.org Leaving the US even farther behind in policy designed to help the environment, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. | Specific items included in the ban will be plastic straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery, and balloon sticks. Other items will be added once the government completes a science-based review. | Trudeau says the inspiration came from the European Union vote to impose a ban on single-use plastics in March. If EU states vote in favor of the measure passed by the European Parliament a ban against a range...

MAIL (2019-06-11). Gov. Jay Inslee on Climate Refugees, Tax Breaks for Boeing & Why He Feels Trump Is a Racist. democracynow.org We speak with Washington Governor Jay Inslee about his bid for the 2020 presidency, immigration and the military-industrial complex. Inslee has also vowed to allow in a record number of refugees and to end President Trump's Muslim travel ban. In 2017, Washington became the first state to file a lawsuit to challenge Trump's initial travel ban.

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-11). 'It's bad for business:' CEOs speak out against attacks on reproductive rights, abortion bans. nationofchange.org "As anti-choice politicians are escalating attacks on these fundamental freedoms we encourage the entire business community to join us in protecting access to reproductive healthcare in the critical months and years to come."

Staff (2019-06-11). Marx, Catholicism and the Struggle for Justice — RAI with Matthew Fox (3/8). therealnews.com Now an Episcopalian priest, Matthew Fox tells of his coming to political consciousness and decision to join the Catholic priesthood, which he saw not as an escape, but as a way to stay in the world — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-11). Justice Long Overdue for Bangladesh's Disappeared. hrw.org | | Relatives hold portraits of disappeared family members at an event calling for the end of enforced disappearances, killings, and abductions, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2014. | © 2014 Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ ZUMA Wire/Alamy | Kalpana Chakma, missing since June 12, 1996, is often considered the first of many recent victims of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh. | Twenty-three years ago, Kalpana and her two brothers were blindfolded, cuffed, and taken in the early hours from their home in Rangamati, Banglad...

Staff (2019-06-11). U.S. Submits Extradition Request for Julian Assange. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a U.S. official said Tuesday. | Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense Department computer password. That indictment, which includes Espionage Act charges, was issued by the Justice Department last month and...

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Canada: 'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity. aljazeera.com Canada approved landmark bill banning the capture and breeding of cetaceans such as whales and dolphins.

RT (2019-06-11). Pro-life group kicked off Pinterest for 'misinformation' after flagged as porn site. rt.com Pro-life outfit Live Action has had quite the week on social media. After appealing Pinterest's decision to flag the group's website as porn, the platform hit back and banned the group altogether, citing "medical misinformation."

Michael Welch (2019-06-11). Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and 'Facing the Juggernaut'. globalresearch.ca The standard line is that the dominant powers in the world are democracies governed 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Yet, we see that the important decisions are made by a relative handful of global elites by ...

RT (2019-06-11). Trump receives another 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim Jong-un. rt.com US President Donald Trump received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday and said he believes something "very positive" will come of nuclear talks with the country.

Ali Salam (2019-06-11). Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Calls Out Trump's "Peace Team" imemc.org Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, has offered her respected opinion to Newsweek, regarding the U.S.

RT (2019-06-11). Pro-life group kicked off Pinterest for 'misinformation' after flagged as porn site. rt.com Pro-life outfit Live Action has had quite the week on social media. After appealing Pinterest's decision to flag the group's website as porn, the platform hit back and banned the group altogether, citing "medical misinformation."

Astra Taylor (2019-06-11). Silvia Federici in conversation with Astra Taylor. mronline.org What memory can do: Re-signify the earth Re-signify the local Make the struggle visible | Source

RT (2019-06-11). They do agree on something! Bipartisan crackdown on US 'tax havens' pops up in Congress. rt.com Normally bitterly opposed Democrats and Republicans have joined forces to support bills cracking down on shell companies and internal tax havens such as Delaware, dubbed the "Switzerland of the US."

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Calls for Brazil justice minister to quit after leaked messages. aljazeera.com Brazil's Bar Association calls for Sergio Moro's suspension after report suggests former judge was 'biased'.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Bikini Kill's Riot Grrrls Reunite 22 Years After Separation. telesurenglish.net As a political assault on reproductive rights rages in the United States (U.S.), Bikini Kill, one of the groups credited for sparking the legendary riot grrrl movement is back, reuniting Monday for a London show to spread their message of empowerment and equality, protesting violence against women and normalizing female anger. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | Before London, Bikini Kill delivered a thunder...

WSWS (2019-06-11). Trump threatens immediate imposition of China tariffs if Xi does not attend G20. wsws.org In an interview with CNBC, Trump attacked opponents of his tariff measures within US business groups and renewed his offensive against the Federal Reserve on interest rates and monetary policy.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Kenya closes part of its border with Somalia. cgtn.com The Kenyan government says it closed part of its border with Somalia. | Kenya says the decision was reached as security operations against Al Shabaab militants in the area intensified. The country is also trying to crack down on human trafficking as well as the trafficking of contraband goods and drugs. | The closing affects the area of the border in Lamu county. Residents living in border villages have been prohibited from any cross-border trade. | This comes barely a week after fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border were outlawed. | The county officer says they are taking action by deployin...

WSWS (2019-06-11). US issues formal request for Assange's extradition. wsws.org The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder over his role in the exposure of US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Reviving a dying language on South Korea's Jeju island. aljazeera.com Community tries to keep ancient dialect alive as population shrinks and ages.

Michael Sainato (2019-06-11). Facebook Bikeshare Workers Organize Against Anti-Union Campaign. shadowproof.com At Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, workers for a bikeshare company, Bikes Make Life Better, face an anti-union campaign from their employers as they try to form a union with the Transport Workers Union (TWU). | "We have serious concerns about how a union such as the TWU could affect the work environment we have all worked hard to build and are continuing to build with your help," declared a company flyer sent to workers. | The flyer addressed a direct relationship with management over a union and suggested workers would have to pay union dues t...

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti...

United Nations (2019-06-11). Families deserve answers when loved ones go missing in conflict: Security Council adopts historic resolution. un.org The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that ultimately families separated by conflict can be reunited, or at least given answers as to the fate of their loved ones.

RT (2019-06-11). Supreme Court justice questions endless detention at GITMO prison. rt.com After the Supreme Court shot down an appeal from one of the few remaining captives in America's military prison in Guantanamo Bay, one justice has broken ranks and questioned the ongoing policy of indefinite detention.

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-11). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming. dissidentvoice.org There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of ...

RT (2019-06-11). NY Times drops political cartoons, sense of humor over fallout from 'antisemitic' graphic. rt.com The New York Times has stopped publishing political cartoons over a month after experiencing heavy backlash over a controversial cartoon featuring a blind President Donald Trump led by a seeing-eye PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-11). Instead of Bending to Hacker Ransom, Radiohead Donates Proceeds From Stolen Recordings to Extinction Rebellion. commondreams.org In a show of what campaigners called "unprecendented support" for the global climate action movement, British rock bank Radiohead turned a privacy breach into an opportunity to support the cause on Tuesday. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-11_at_12.18.14_pm.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-11). At least 7 dead as refugee boat sinks off Greek island. aljazeera.com Greek coastguard says 57 people rescued after boat sinks, while seven people, including two children drowned.

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Canada's 'Liberals' Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak, Express Support for Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Canada's embassy in Venezuela will—at the end of this month—close. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada's Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a ...

teleSUR (2019-06-11). UAE Recruited Businessman To Spy on Trump Admin. telesurenglish.net The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recruited a businessman to spy on their ally the United States President Donald Trump and the White House according to a report by The Intercept. | RELATED: | Saudi, UAE Crown Princes Meet with Sudan's Military Council in Effort to Cement Influence | Rashid Malik, an Emirati businessman was paid tens...

Joshua Cho (2019-06-11). According to NYT, 'Relentless Flooding' in Midwest Just Happens. commondreams.org New York Times depiction of flooding in Valmeyer, Illinois. (Photo: Hilary Swift/New York Times) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-11_at_4.42.18_pm.png...

Glen Black (2019-06-11). Two people have been found guilty of feeding live fox cubs to hounds as case exposes the shocking truth of hunting. thecanary.co A judge found two people guilty of animal cruelty charges on 10 June. The case has exposed one of hunting's dirtiest practices. But anti-hunting campaigners slammed the "disgraceful" sentences. | Living fox cubs fed to hunting hounds: | District judge Joanna Dickens found huntsman Paul Oliver and kennel maid Hannah Rose guilty on multiple charges of animal cruelty. Anti-hunting activists covertly filmed the pair tr...

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Venezuela's healthcare system continues to deteriorate. aljazeera.com The suffering of Venezuelans who need medical care is being compounded by the political and economic crisis.

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-11). Canadian 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense. globalresearch.ca Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts ...

David Bromwich (2019-06-11). Fire and flood. nationofchange.org This sense of the human place in the fabric of nature — that there may be a deep connection between inner and outer weather — is starting to seem a thing of the past.

Ilana Novick (2019-06-11). Mitch McConnell Has a Vested Interest in Blocking Election Security Efforts. truthdig.com The Senate majority leader gets lobbying money from voting machine makers as he ignores bipartisan support for measures after the 2016 election...

RFE (2019-06-11). Trump, Japanese Premier Abe Discuss Iran During Phone Call. iranian.com Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this week in the first visit to Tehran by a sitting Japanese prime minister in more than four decades. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on June 11 Abe will begin the three-day trip on ...

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-11). Canada's 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense. globalresearch.ca Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts ...

commondreams (2019-06-11). Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________...

David Bromwich (2019-06-11). Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction. commondreams.org The issue that should dwarf everything in sight today is planetary climate destruction. It’s happening in plain sight and all around us, and most of us clearly can't bear to think about it. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/fires_0.jpeg...

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

WSWS (2019-06-11). Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger. wsws.org The merger plan announced on Sunday will create a colossal military contractor valued at $100 billion.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-11). Beijing's Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of "Rare Earths" globalresearch.ca Rare earths are essential to the production of high-tech and other products. China is the world's leading producer by far. See below. | According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), | "(r)are-earth elements (REE) are necessary components of more than 200 products ...

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters. telesurenglish.net The Honduran Association of Taxis (Ataxis) is the latest group to join the protests that have been spreading throughout Honduras, announcing plans continue their strike Thursday to demand that subsidies from the federal government match those of other urban public transport drivers. | RELATED: | Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike | Association members are contesting the Land Transport Law reform which will increase the cost of fuel and permit renewals...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Nigeria to publish results of corruption survey. cgtn.com The Nigerian government said Monday it will publish the findings of its ongoing survey on corruption in September. | The survey is the second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria this year. | It is designed to collect evidence-based information on forms of corruption, how corruption affects the daily life of Nigerian citizens as well as the type and frequency of corruption in the country. | The director said field workers had been deployed and the survey would be completed by the end of June. | "This survey is a large one. We have since moved away from analog to elec...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-11). On One-Year Anniversary of Net Neutrality Repeal, Over 100 Groups Demand McConnell Immediately Allow Vote on Save the Internet Act. commondreams.org "With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it's only a matter of time before net neutrality is restored." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mcconnell_net_neutrality.jpg...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-11). Senegal: Unchecked Abuses in Quranic Schools. hrw.org | | Two talibé children approach cars to beg in the streets of Dakar, Senegal, as viewed from a car mirror, June 21, 2018. | © 2018 Lauren Seibert/Human Rights Watch | Severe abuse, exploitation, and neglect of children known as talibés continue at alarming rates in many of Senegal's Quranic schools, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a Senegalese coalition of rights groups, said in a report released today. | The...

Nicky Reid (2019-06-11). Hollywood, Cinema, Pornography & Propaganda. counterpunch.org It's often said that there is a fine line between art