2021-06-04: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-04). Diosdado Cabello: Leopoldo López Wanted to Bribe 8 Soldiers Rescued from Colombian Paramilitaries. orinocotribune.com First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, announced this Wednesday, June 2, that the fugitive from Venezuelan law, Leopoldo López, tried to negotiate for the release of eight Venezuelan soldiers kidnapped by Colombian paramilitary gangs during a confrontation in Apure state on April 23, so that they would be handed over to the opposition. | "These comrades (the eight soldiers) were rescued, and today they are with their family," said Cabello during his television program Con el Mazo Dando. "How that has hurt the right wing, how it has burned them that those boys are…

_____ (2021-06-04). Outside Amazon fulfillment center, workers demand tax fairness. popularresistance.org Minnesota workers unfurled a "Tax the Rich" banner outside Amazon's MSP1 fulfillment center here today. It was a not-so-subtle suggestion to state lawmakers about how they might pay for investments in child care, paid family leave, education, infrastructure and other supports for working families.

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-06-03). We need your help to build the movement for socialism. liberationnews.org Contribute to the PSL's National Fund Drive today! We started the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) with a small handful of members, determined to build a multi-national, multi-generational and large-scale socialist party in a country that seemed to have mostly rejected socialism. The task seemed daunting. We were few in numbers with virtually no …

Staff (2021-06-03). Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Help Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. truthout.org The Vietnam War ended in 1975, but Vietnamese people today continue to suffer the effects of Agent Orange, the deadly dioxin-containing chemical weapon that the U.S. sprayed over 12 percent of South Vietnam from 1961-1971, poisoning both the people and the land. | Descendants of the approximately 2 to 4 million Vietnamese people, hundreds of thousands of U.S. Vietnam veterans, and Vietnamese-Americans who were exposed to the toxin continue to record disproportionate rates of congenital disabilities…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-03). Pentagon to Use War Games to Smuggle Weapons to Ukrainian Army, Extremist Formations for War in Donbass: Russian Defense Ministry. globalresearch.ca Today's TASS cites …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-06-03). 126 Nobel Laureates Issue Urgent Call Ahead of G7 Summit, Demanding 'Decade of Action' to Combat Global Crises. commondreams.org "The long-term potential of humanity depends upon our ability today to value our common future," wrote 126 Nobel laureates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/no-planet-b1300x681.jpg

Kate Shea Baird (2021-06-03). What happened to the municipalists in Spain? zcomm.org For four years, municipalists held power in cities across Spain. Their successes and setbacks hold important lessons for municipalist activists and organizers today…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-03). Investigation confirms Ugandan forces shot unarmed people in November and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at an investigation into police killings during the November protests in Uganda, the lockout of ExxonMobil workers in the US, and more…

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