2021-06-15: News Headlines

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-15). Large Mural Painted on Closed Off Montgomery Street. indybay.org Demonstrations for Palestine Continue as Supporters Paint a | Street Mural in Front of the Israeli and Colombian Consulates…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-15). Biden Appeals for Imperialist United Front at G7. liberationnews.org The panel discusses the G7 summit and its leaders' hypocritical rhetoric about human rights and democracy, the fight against police brutality and the suppression of the movement against racism, the latest attacks on Ilhan Omar, and more.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit r/coronavirus and r/politics forums? wsws.org We are calling on Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links from the World Socialist Web Site .

WSWS repost (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14, Taliban reportedly captured Khas Uruzgan district in Uruzgan province | On June 14, Taliban reportedly captured Sancharak district in Sar-e Pol province | On June 15, Taliban attacked Behsud area in Maidan Wardak Province | On June 15, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army continued in the Ghorian district | On June 15, 14 Taliban militants including one commander named "Mullah Khan Mohammed" were killed and 4 others were wounded in Nawa district and…

Staff (2021-06-15). International Criminal Court (ICC) Charges Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On June 8, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ), Fatou Bensouda, declared that the preliminary investigation carried out against Nicolás Maduro for crimes against humanity could be declared admissible in the coming days. | This announcement raised the alert of a new attack against Venezuelan authorities, who have observed discriminatory and unequal treatment by the ICC in comparison to that received by other countries which are also under preliminary examination. | Bensouda said that she hopes to announce the course of the investigation against the Venezuelan president before the end of her…

Pierre LeBlanc (2021-06-15). Canada-Hosted Donors' Conference: Venezuelaphobia at the Service of the Billionaire Class. orinocotribune.com By Pierre LeBlanc — Jun 13, 2021 | The Canadian government has proudly announced that it is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021. Once again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, at the beckoning of their corporate giant and US State Department ventriloquists, are orchestrating this well worn albeit disingenuous "humanitarian aid" charade. It is but another chapter in the 20-year-long US-led litany of failed attempts at overthrowing a duly elected government and grinding into a pulp Venezuelans'

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Putin: Humanitarian Aid In Syria Must Be Provided Without Discrimination. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the process of providing humanitarian aid in Syria must be carried out for all residents of the country without discrimination, and that it must be conducted through the country's central government. | Putin's statement came during an interview with the American channel "NBC", in which he said: "Unfortunately, too many tragedies have occurred in Syria, and all our measures in general must aim…

Juan Cole (2021-06-15). Israel's New Secular Government: Lieberman Crows that he Sidelined Fundamentalist Ultra-Orthodox and, read his lips: "No new taxes" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A lot of attention is focused on Naftali Bennett, the new prime minister of Israel. But it should be remembered that he had been a bit player, and his 7 coalition allies are often headed by much more prominent and powerful figures who are in the coalition precisely in order …

David Swanson (2021-06-15). Beware Atlantic Charters. warisacrime.org The last time the U.S. President and UK Prime Minister announced an "Atlantic Charter" it happened in secret, without public involvement, without Congress or Parliament. It laid out plans for shaping the world upon the conclusion of a war that the U.S. President, but not the U.S. Congress and not the U.S. public, was committed …

_____ (2021-06-15). US Supreme Court Rejects Case On Native American Sovereignty. popularresistance.org Rapid City, South Dakota – In a devastating blow to the Self-Determination of all Native American Indian Tribes in the United States, the Supreme Court denied the Petition in the case, Gilbert v. Weahke. In doing so, the Justices also violated Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, the Indian Self-Determination Act, the Lanham Act, the Transfer Act, and the Abstention Doctrine. | The case began when a federal agency, the Indian Health Service (IHS), gave an Indian Self-Determination Act multi-million dollar contract to a South Dakota non-profit corporation to manage the Sioux San IHS Hospital in Rapid City, SD. As…

John Nichols (2021-06-15). McConnell Explains How He'll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President. thenation.com McConnell Explains How He'll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President…

José Carlos Llerena (2021-06-15). The coup that is taking place in Peru. peoplesdispatch.org While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede, and many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru's loyal right and the newly appointed US ambassador…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-15). Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, & Vijay Prashad: No Coup in Peru! peoplesdispatch.org Tensions are rising in Peru as Keiko Fujimori has refused to accept her defeat to progressive candidate Pedro Castillo. Chomsky, Waters & Prashad raise the alarm of a lawfare coup…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-15). The Coup that is Taking Place in Peru. libya360.wordpress.com José Carlos Llerena, Vijay Prashad Keiko Fujimori and Fernando Rospigliosi. While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede, and many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru's loyal right and the newly appointed US ambassador Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party…

José Carlos Llerena Robles — Vijay Prashad (2021-06-15). The Coup That is Taking Place in Peru. counterpunch.org Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party has already begun to receive congratulations from around the world. It is beyond doubt that he won the June 6 presidential election. The Peruvian Electoral Authority — ONPE — announced the final results: Castillo won 50.137% of the vote (8.83 million votes), while his opponent in the second

José Carlos Llerena (2021-06-15). The coup that is taking place in Peru. zcomm.org While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede…

A Guest Author (2021-06-15). Castillo's victory unleashes political earthquake. workers.org By Jorge Martín Published in rebelion.org, June 10. Translation by Michael Otto The victory of Pedro Castillo in the Peruvian presidential elections unleashed a political earthquake, reflecting the enormous social and political polarization in the Andean country. The masses have inflicted a resounding defeat upon the ruling class, thanks to . . . |

W. T. Whitney (2021-06-15). Astounding Victory in Peru of Socialist Candidate for President. counterpunch.org In voting on June 6, Pedro Castillo, candidate of the Perú Libre (Free Peru) political party, defeated three-time presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. Five days later, with all votes counted, Castillo claimed a victory margin of 69,546 votes, or 50.2 % of the votes. Keiko Fujimori, who gained 49.8% of all votes, is charging fraud and demanding that 200,000 votes from rural areas be recounted.

Staff (2021-06-15). VIDEO: Growing Mexican sinkhole. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — A gigantic sinkhole that popped up in Mexico last month continues to grow and has now swallowed up a nearby house.

Free Commander X (2021-06-15). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

Ryan Devereaux (2021-06-15). The Biden Admin Is Routinely Sending Mexican Children Back to Danger. zcomm.org While the administration vowed to end Trump's practice of expelling unaccompanied minors, the practice persists for children from Mexico…

WSWS (2021-06-15). Morenoites aid Washington's "democratic union" operation in Mexico. wsws.org La Izquierda Diario has provided a left cover for a US imperialist operation aimed at subjecting Mexican workers to Washington's hegemonic interests.

The Associated Press (2021-06-15). Colombian Protest Leaders Call Off Anti-Government Marches. latinorebels.com BOGOTàÅ, Colombia (AP) — Protest leaders in Colombia said on Tuesday that they will stop organizing marches in the country's largest cities following seven weeks of anti-government demonstrations that have resulted in at least 50 deaths.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

Staff (2021-06-15). Shooting Monday in Caracas Leaves Three Dead. orinocotribune.com A man and a woman were killed by firearms during a shooting in the early morning of this Monday, June 14, in the Andres Eloy sector of La Vega, Libertador municipality, Caracas, according to police sources. Guillermo José Gregorio Belisario, 50 years old, and Yoraima Margarita Díaz Araujo, 47 years old, were the victims, the source said. | In the afternoon of this Monday, a third person was reported deceased. This individual's identity is in the process of being verified. | Last weekend 1,420 officials of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) were deployed in La Vega in an operation called Liberation and Protectio…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-15). Pro-establishment National Liberation Front takes lead in Algerian polls that saw record low turnout. peoplesdispatch.org The elections saw only 30.2% of voters taking part, with almost 18 million of a total of 24.5 million choosing to not vote, in line with the boycott call by the Hirak movement and some leftist parties…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-15). Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries. counterpunch.org The British government pretends that, despite the drastic cut to its foreign aid budget, subsidies flow in one direction only, which is from the UK to poor countries. At the G7 summit, Boris Johnson is making much of Britain's generosity in donating surplus vaccines to places where health systems are collapsing under the impact of the pandemic.

Ariel Gold (2021-06-15). New Israeli government, same Israeli apartheid. nationofchange.org 2021 marks 54 years of occupation, including 14 years of the siege of Gaza, and 28 years since the signing of the Oslo Accords that were supposed to create a Palestinian state.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-15). Gaza's children narrate how they survived the Israeli assault. juancole.com Wafa Aludaini | (Gaza) | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Israel bombardment of Gaza has ended, but the pain and destruction remain. The stories of children who survived the latest onslaught have caused me anguish, and I hope they are never forgotten by the international community as it continues its dealing with the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Israel Deploys Iron Dome To Hold Nationalist March In Jerusalem, Hamas Warns Of Consequences. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 15th, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed Iron Dome air defense batteries and raised its level of alert ahead of the Jerusalem Flag March. | Hamas warned it would respond to the right-wing march if it goes through as planned, potentially with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. | Omer Bar-Lev, the newly sworn-in public security minister after a meeting with Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and representatives of several Israeli defense agencies allowed the march to go on as plann…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-15). On "Conflict", "Peace" and "Genocide": Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel. dissidentvoice.org On May 25, famous American actor, Mark Ruffalo, tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing 'genocide' in Gaza. "I have reflected and wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Ruffalo wrote, adding, "It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify …

_____ (2021-06-15). Indigenous Organizers Defend Menominee River. popularresistance.org The Menominee River forms Wisconsin's Northeastern border with Michigan, winding for about 120 miles and opening into Lake Michigan's Green Bay. About thirty-five miles from the mouth of the river sits the proposed location of the Back Forty Mine, a project by the Canadian mining company, Aquila Resources. | The open pit mine that the company intends to dig out of land a mere 150 feet from the Menominee River in Michigan would be deeper than the height of the tallest building in Wisconsin, at 750 feet. The proposed mine will extract gold and sulfide from the banks of the river. | Opponents of the mining project w…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-15). Indigenous-led climate justice activists vow to continue resisting Enbridge pipeline in US. peoplesdispatch.org Around 250 protesters who are opposing a controversial pipeline project in the State of Minnesota in the United States have been arrested over the past few days.

POOR Magazine (2021-06-15). What The City of Oakland Isn't Telling You About How They Obstruct Affordable Housing. indybay.org For nearly 10 years, organizers at POOR Magazine, a poor/houseless/Black, Brown and Indigenous people-led grassroots organization deep in the heart of East Oakland, have been building Homefulness, a permanent housing solution with 8 no-cost housing units for formerly houseless individuals and families. It doesn't get more affordable than free, but Homefulness has taken 10+ years to build due mostly to an endless barrage of permit and inspection fees, impossible timelines, and fines for taking too long to pay. | "[In 2019] before the holidays, [the City of Oakland] shut down the Homefulness building process all to…

Staff (2021-06-15). Headlines for June 15, 2021. democracynow.org China Blasts "Cold War Mentality" as Biden Pushes NATO to Declare China a Security Risk, WHO Says G7 Vaccine Pledge Falls Far Short of What's Needed to End Pandemic, COVID-19 Surges in Unvaccinated African Nations; Chile Locks Down Santiago Despite Vaccinations, Brazilian Indigenous Leaders March Against Copa América, Demanding Vaccines, Not Soccer Matches, U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 600,000, the Worst Toll in the World, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Republicans Won't Confirm Biden SCOTUS Nominees After 2022 Election, Boeing to Resume Campaign Contributions to…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-15). How Democrats and Progressives Undermined the Potential of the Biden-Putin Summit. counterpunch.org No matter what happens at Wednesday's summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva, a grim reality is that Democratic Party leaders have already hobbled its potential to move the world away from the worsening dangers of nuclear war. After nearly five years of straining to depict Donald Trump as some kind of Russian agent

Norman Solomon (2021-06-15). How Democrats and Progressives Undermined the Potential of the Biden-Putin Summit. indybay.org Echoing the warmongers…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-06-15). Atlanta: Palestinian Youth Movement rallies. workers.org Atlanta June 12 — The Atlanta chapter of the Palestinian Youth Movement, along with other members of the Demilitarize Atlanta 2 Palestine Coalition, held a spirited rally on the steps of City Hall to present a series of demands. Atlanta, June 12. Credit: Demilitarize Atlanta 2 Palestine The demand to . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-15). In workplace rights debate, who's looking out for China's interns? mronline.org Fueled by pandemic restrictions and a glut of qualified applicants, competition for internship slots is growing fiercer all the time. | June 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Despite Improvements, COVID-19's Health Care Disruptions Persist. jamanetwork.com The COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of essential health care services has eased somewhat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its latest survey showed that about a third of those services worldwide were still disrupted during the first quarter of 2021—an improvement from 2020 when half of essential services had been interrupted.

WSWS (2021-06-15). COVID cases rise in Russia as government fails to contain pandemic. wsws.org Officials in Moscow and Saint Petersburg announced a week's worth of limited restrictions, as infections in Russia surge well past the peak reached at the onset of the pandemic and vaccinations stall.

WSWS (2021-06-15). The American ruling class "experiments" with eliminating unemployment benefits for millions of workers. wsws.org The cutoff of unemployment benefits is aimed at lowering wages in the face of rising inflation and blackmailing the jobless into accepting dangerous work as the pandemic continues to claim hundreds of lives daily.

DLI (2021-06-15). Huge disconnects in US-G7 pronouncements. indybay.org The global Covid pandemic has glaringly exposed several giant disconnects in the policy intentions of the Gang of Seven(G7, also euphemistically self-labeled as "market democracies"!). At the conclusion of the latest meeting in England, the joint statement focused on 2 blatant unsubstantiated charges on China and a "dodgy" commitment to send vaccines to needy countries.

Staff (2021-06-15). Vaccine Refusal in Trump Country Makes It a Sitting Duck for COVID Delta Variant. truthout.org Great Britain had great plans for June 21. English citizens had been calling it "Freedom Day," the day that nation's COVID restrictions would be lifted after the pandemic's long siege. A well-managed vaccine rollout has more than half the population fully inoculated, and everything appeared to be moving in the right direction. | Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 variant dubbed "Delta," however, the U.K.'s plans have changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed "Freedom Day" for anot…

Jon Queally (2021-06-15). On climate and COVID-19, G7 judged a 'colossal failure'. greenleft.org.au Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

United Health Professionals (2021-06-15). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Germany: Green-Christian Democrat government in Baden-Wàºrttemberg presses ahead with reopening. wsws.org Despite warnings from virologists of a looming increase in COVID-19 infections, governments at the federal and state levels in Germany are largely dismantling all public health restrictions.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Army inaugurates COVID-19 vaccination center in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iran's Army opened a COVID-19 vaccination center in Lavizan, north-eastern neighborhood of Tehran, on Tuesday.

Aldo Caliari (2021-06-15). Jubilee USA Statement on G7 Summit and Communiqué. indybay.org The G7 Summit concludes in the United Kingdom and leaders release a communiqué on COVID-19 response, vaccines, trade, debt relief, tax reform and climate change.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages. en.cubadebate.cu Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

Stephen Lendman (2021-06-15). Another Toxic COVID Vaccine Coming. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older can …

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-15). 8 Fully Vaccinated Die of COVID in Maine, as States Continue to Report 'Breakthrough' Cases. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

news.un (2021-06-15). Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency. news.un.org Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation. en.cubadebate.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor ¥s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

Staff (2021-06-15). NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her. democracynow.org Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Leigh Winner was released from prison Monday to serve the rest of her sentence in a halfway house. We get an update from the lawyer handling her commutation and pardon process. Winner was arrested in 2017 under the Espionage Act for leaking classified government information about Russian interference in the 2016 election to reporters at The Intercept. Prosecutors told The New York Times she got the longest sentence ever given by a federal court for unauthorized disclosure of government information to the press. Winner's family and legal team say she should receiv…

Staff (2021-06-15). NATO Ramps Up Rhetoric Against China & Russia. Is Biden Leading the U.S. into a New Cold War? democracynow.org China says NATO is adopting a "Cold War mentality" after the military alliance singled out China and Russia for criticism during a summit in Brussels. In its final communiqué, NATO leaders said, "China's stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order." NATO leaders also criticized Russia and called on Moscow to withdraw troops from Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. Stephen Wertheim, a historian of U.S. foreign policy, says he is concerned that the Biden administration is "moving toward a quite hostile posture toward China and Russia simultane…

Staff (2021-06-15). Disaster Capitalism: Puerto Rico Plunged into Darkness After Privatization of Electric Utility. democracynow.org More than 1 million people in Puerto Rico were left in the dark this month after power transmission and distribution for the island was taken over by a private company under a 15-year contract. Much of Puerto Rico lost power after a fire at an electrical substation caused a massive blackout just days after the private U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy formally took over management of the island's electric grid from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Many people are still without power or facing ongoing blackouts. "This is a classic example of disaster…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-15). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. dissidentvoice.org Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses in the service of sovereignty. | As with any system of harm and torture, the justifiers cite a h…

_____ (2021-06-15). On Contact: Dying For An iPhone. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Jenny Chan about the people in China who make iPhones, iPads and Kindles, driving the huge profits of two of the world's most powerful companies — Foxconn, the world's largest provider of electronics manufacturing services, and Apple with its $2 trillion market value. | Jenny Chan, along with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai, did extensive field research for almost a decade to produce their book, 'Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and The Lives of China's Workers'. What they show is that workers in China earn a fraction of what unionized workers in the Unite…

Andrew Korybko (2021-06-15). Washington's Recalibration of Relations with Russia. How Serious Are Poland's Strategic Disagreements with the US? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

_____ (2021-06-15). Home Run For Julian Tour Grows US Demand To Free Assange. popularresistance.org Julian Assange's father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are currently on tour in the United States to help organize a unified US movement in support of freeing Julian Assange and protecting press freedom. Clearing the FOG speaks with Gabriel Shipton about the tour, about Julian and about the reasons why it is critical that the Biden administration reverse the Trump era position of prosecuting Assange. It would be very simple for the Biden Department of Justice to cancel the appeal of the United Kingdom judge's decision not to extradite Assange and he would be free.

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-06-15). Pentagon Papers at 50. zcomm.org Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War…

Malik Miah (2021-06-15). From the Tulsa massacre to George Floyd: Race, class and state in the United States. greenleft.org.au The police killing of Black man George Floyd last May revealed how deep racism remains in the United States, writes Malik Miah.

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-15). Meet Me in Geneva. Biden's Russophobia Means the Summit Will Fail. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Staff (2021-06-15). 15 June, NYC: Emergency Protest to Defend Palestine. samidoun.net Tuesday, 15 June 5: 30 pm Zionist Mission to the UN 800 2nd Ave NYC Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1159667421200689/ Join a day of rage by Palestinians in Jerusalem/Al-Quds, across occupied Palestine, in the refugee camps, and throughout the diaspora to resist a massive 'flag march' against Al-Aqsa Mosque by Zionist settlers | The article

Richard Falk (2021-06-15). Whither Palestine? Whither Israel? zcomm.org After the Violence Spike, After the Abraham Accords, After Netanyahu…

Aaron Maté (2021-06-15). McCarthyite Meltdown Shows how Russiagate, Syria Propaganda Captured 'Left' Media. orinocotribune.com By Aaron Maté — Jun 8, 2021 | In slandering me, The Young Turks demonstrated how Western chauvinism and careerism have been normalized in progressive media spaces. | On a recent episode of The Young Turks, the self-described "Home of Progressives", hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian disparaged me in a McCarthyite rant. The apparent trigger was a mocking comment that I had tweeted at Uygur, in which I described a recent post of his about Israel-Palestine as "the worst tweet of all time." ( Israelis & Palestin…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-06-15). Media Flipping 180 ∞ on UFOs at Pentagon's Directive Says More About Media Than UFOs. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Jun 12, 2021 | After the January 6 riot at the US Capitol Building, the mass media Half of the UFO articles coming out of the mass media these days are basically just stalwart propagandists…

_____ (2021-06-15). Celebrating Fifty Years Of Courage In An Era Of Apathy. popularresistance.org He hasn't gone anywhere, actually. He's been here all along — poking small holes of decency in sick system, for five-plus decades. At 90, Dan Ellsberg is with us still, and still calling bullshit on a government that couldn't act right if it tried, to a citizenry that couldn't care less. Most of it, anyway; reminding me, at least — here at the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers' publication, and just a month after Dan just dared the Justice Department to indict him for dropping yet another classified truth bomb about US nuclear lunacy — of the indefatigable Tom Joad's climactic speech from…

Staff (2021-06-15). AOC Leads 110 Representatives Demanding a Living Wage for Congressional Staff. truthout.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is the lead signer of a letter from 110 representatives to the House Appropriations Committee requesting bigger budgets for their offices. The representatives are asking for more money so they can pay their staff fairer wages, allowing them to afford to live in the "For years, pay and benefits for the staff of Member offices, leadership offices, and co…

Ralph Nader (2021-06-15). Reporters Do a Better Job When They Do NOT Ignore Civic Groups. counterpunch.org Connecting the civic community with the mainstream media is no minor endeavor. Historically, this connection has been essential to a functioning democracy. The citizenry is the taproot of democracy and a key source for journalists' declared function of informing the people. My efforts on this front have been threefold. First, I wrote about 30 national

South Front (2021-06-15). Video: Ankara Prepares to Plunge Syria's North into Pandemonium. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Andy Kroll (2021-06-15). Social Security Versus National Security. tomdispatch.com These days my conversations with friends about the new administration go something like this: "Biden's doing better than I thought he would." "Yeah. Vaccinations, infrastructure, acknowledging racism in policing. A lot of pieces of the Green New Deal, without calling it that. The child subsidies. It's kind of amazing." "But on the military—" "Yeah, same old, same old." As my friends and I have noticed, President Joe Biden remains super-glued to the same old post-World War II agreement between the two major parties: they can differ vastly on domestic policies, but they remain united when it comes to projectin…

WSWS (2021-06-15). New revelations of abusive conditions confronting immigrant workers in Australian meatworks industry. wsws.org One labour hire operator wrote: "Women need to see themselves like men, men need to see themselves like beasts, beasts need to see themselves as robots."

Badri Raina (2021-06-15). Uttar Pradesh 2022: What May Be The Shape of Things to Come? zcomm.org How far the politics of Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath may meet the scale of the BJP's alienation from the bulk of the populace given the migrant crisis and the cruel collapse of empathy during the second phase remains a question…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-15). Why Democracies in G7 and NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: BPM Media — Protest at G7 summit in Cornwall UK The world has been treated to successive spectacles of national leaders gathering at a G7 Summit in Cornwall and a NATO Summit in Brussels. The U.S. corporate media have portrayed these summits as chances for President Biden to rally the leaders of the …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-06-15). Why democracies in G7 & NATO should reject US leadership. nationofchange.org Ordinary people in other countries are right to be wary of the Pied Piper of American "leadership," but their rulers should be too.

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-15). Why Democracies in G7 & NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership. zcomm.org The key to a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future for all the world's people, including Americans, lies in working together, learning from each other and adopting policies that serve the public good…

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-15). Nicaragua warns of election interference, hits out at U.S. sanctions. peoplesworld.org Nicaragua has demanded an end to "all illegal and coercive measures," including U.S. sanctions, as it warned of a dirty tricks campaign ahead of November's presidential and parliamentary elections. "An unprecedented and relentless attack is unfolding against Nicaragua's government and people are driven by false narratives advanced by right-wing, U.S.-financed media outlets and 'opposition' figures," …

John Wojcik (2021-06-15). Message to Biden and Putin: Don't waste historic opportunity. peoplesworld.org A simplistic and dangerous narrative has emerged in the press in our country around the coming Geneva meeting of U.S President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The narrative is that Biden must use the meeting to "lay down the law" to the dangerous autocrat Putin who was allegedly able to control former President …

Editor (2021-06-15). Biden's European gang. workers.org To grasp the essence of the meetings in Europe, in which Joe Biden has been talking nicely to Washington's predatory imperialist allies, we should examine their historical precedent: the 1884-1885 Berlin Conference to divide and plunder the African continent. Armed with this historical perspective, it is easy to debunk Washington . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-15). AFL-CIO leader: No coincidence unions and voting rights under attack simultaneously. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Labor's strong campaign to preserve and strengthen voting rights, joined by those of civil rights, religious, and civic allies, took center stage at a key session of the AFL-CIO's Northeast Regional meeting for union leaders and activists. But speakers, including federation Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the keynoter, didn't neglect other causes, especially the Protect the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-15). Secretary general: NATO won't "mirror" Russia, will exponentially outspend, surround it with battle groups. mronline.org Just hours ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, the military bloc's secretary general, Norway's Jens Stoltenberg, told CNBC's Hadley Gamble that NATO will continue to expand its military capabilities but will not "mirror" its arch-adversary Russia. | June 15, 2021…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-15). Debunking Canada's false narrative on human rights. roarmag.org Protest in solidarity with the struggle of the Wet'suwet'en peoples in Toronto, Canada — February 22, 2020. Photo: Last September, during his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the UN for its inaction on state violations of human rights, stating that "there are few consequences for countries that ignore international rules […] few consequences for places where opposition figures are being poisoned while cyber tool…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-06-15). Learning from history: community-run child-care centers during World War II. mronline.org We face many big challenges. And we will need strong, bold policies to meaningfully address them. Solving our child-care crisis is one of those challenges, and a study of World War II government efforts to ensure accessible and affordable high-quality child care points the way to the kind of bold action we need. | June 15, 2021…

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-06-15). Mumia Abu-Jamal pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Mumia Abu-Jama The following June 3 statement was read at the June 13 webinar honoring the life and legacy of the late Ramsey Clark, founder of the International Action Center. Prison Radio transcribed the audio message. The life of Ramsey Clark took turns and crossings that most people never see, . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-15). Latin America: in a permanent state of coup. mronline.org In Latin America, coups d'état are always underway. When a government goes beyond being merely procedurally democratic and advances towards social justice, the always latent coup mechanisms are accelerated. | June 15, 2021…

Dennis Broe (2021-06-15). The Colescott Chronicles Part I: Breaking free of color blindness and abstract art. peoplesworld.org One of the founding members of New Black Art just reaped the rewards of his painterly prowess. Robert Colescott's monumental George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware recently sold for $15.3 million and is thus far the highlight purchase of George Lucas's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, scheduled to open in Los Angeles in 2023. This …

Ry Estrem (2021-06-15). Driver accelerates into crowd of protesters in Minneapolis killing one, injuring others. liberationnews.org Erickson was a passionate fighter in the struggle against racist police violence.

Editor2 (2021-06-15). The Bombing of Cubana Flight 455: Interview with Filmmaker Enrique Berumen. orinocotribune.com On October 6, 1976, Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 took off from Barbados en route to Jamaica. It soon disappeared from the radar screens. An investigation by various aviation agencies, including the Cuban government, determined that the airliner was tragically blown up in midair. Two hidden explosive devices had been placed on the airplane. When the bombs detonated, the plane was ripped apart and plummeted into the ocean below. | Everyone aboard perished: 73 passengers and crew died in this atrocious act of terrorism. Innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, including the entire Cuban Olympic fencing t…

Don Fitz, the Green Party of St. Louis (2021-06-15). Solidarity with Resistance to Extraction. dissidentvoice.org People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways. It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity. But what about "alternative" energy? As progressives stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear …

Eds. (2021-06-15). 'Forget the Alamo' unravels a Texas history made of myths, or rather, lies. mronline.org Three Texan authors build on a long tradition of dissent from patriotic accounts of Texas history in a new book on the racism baked into our story of the Alamo. | June 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-06-15). 15 June, Vancouver: Day of Rage protest — Defend Jerusalem. samidoun.net Tuesday, 15 June 5: 30 pm Vancouver Art Gallery Georgia and Hornby, Pacific Centre Side Vancouver Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/3082398258710847/ VANCOUVER: EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION Tomorrow hundreds of Israeli settlers will participate in the Zionist March of Flags to taunt and attack Palestinian neighbourhoods. Historically, this march has seen settlers chant "Death to Arabs" and swarmed Occupied Jerusalem, attacking Palestinians. In response, Palestinians are calling on us to mobilize to protect the Occupied Jerusalem community. We are calling for a day of rage tomorrow in Vancouver to defend Al-Aqs…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Planning to invest in Bitcoin? Know its advantages and disadvantages. southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative image | Bitcoin is more like other high-risk investments when it comes to its practicality. The investors' objectives can determine the decision of investing in bitcoin for investment and risk tolerance. It is important to learn the risks and drawbacks of the bitcoin network. Before you start to invest in bitcoin, you must be well aware of its benefits and detriments to make the right decision. Investors should gain knowledge on t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On June 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Leninskoe with 120-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Pavlopil shelled DPR positions in Sosnovskoe with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Pavlopil shelled DPR positions in Ukrainskoe with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Opytne shelled DPR positions in Zhabunky with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Leninskoe targeted UAF positions in Vodyanoe with grenade launchers | 6. DPR forces in Ukrainskoe targeted UAF positions in Pavlopil wit…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Military Situation In Syria On June 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14, one civilian was wounded by a car bomb blast in al-Bab city | On June 14, Turkish Army sent more than 15 armored vehicles and a truck transporting Turkish soldiers to al-Ghab Plain and Lattakia frontlines | On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Salma area | On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Dar al-Kabira and Kafr Nubl areas | On June 14, the Russian police and Turkish army carried out a…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Turkish Military Mobilization In "De-Escalation" Zone In Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The Turkish forces continue to mobilize their soldiers alongside the militias affiliated with them on the battle fronts with the Syrian army within the "de-escalation" area in northern Syria. | On June 14, major movements of Turkish military columns were spotted moving to the fronts in the northern countryside of Latakia and the Al-Ghab Plain in particular. | The sources confirmed that military crowds represented by more than 15 armored vehicles and a truck transport…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Turkey 'Colonizes' Iraqi Kurdistan. Kurdish Factions Fly At Each Other's Throats. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by On April 23, the Turkish military launched its latest military operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, against archenemy the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). This time the forces of Iraqi Kurdistan (the Peshmerga) are also playing a role. Some Kurds already fell victim to the bullets of other Kurds. And the risk of a large-scale intra-Kurdish conflict is growing by the day. | Operation Claw-Lightning is a cross-border military…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Military Situation In Yemen On June 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 79 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On June 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on t…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Russia To Present A Borey-class Nuclear Submarine At The Army-2021 Forum. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia's ARMY-2021 exhibition will be held between August 22 and 28th this year. | In the area of responsibility of the troops and forces in the north-east of Russia, the events of the Forum will be the largest for the entire time of the IMTF. Exhibitions of weapons and military equipment are planned to be held in the period from August 22 to 28 at 9 exhibition sites, which will be deployed in 4 localities of the far eastern Federal District in the…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). What Do Recent Changes In Chile Mean For Latin America And The World? southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Surely most of you know that in Chile, the recently elected

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). China Promoted To Full-Fledged NATO Enemy, Ukraine And Georgia Abandoned In The Rain. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14th, after years of rhetoric, China officially joined the list of NATO enemies alongside Russia. | "The strongest and most successful alliance in history" also politely asked Russia to remove the US and Czech Republic from its "unfriendly country list" as it promoted ill spirit."China's stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security," the 30 NATO leaders said in a joint communi…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-15). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 15, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-15). HTS Friends To Start A New War In Nagorno-Karabakh. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : |

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Erdogan-Biden Meeting: Turkey Wants To Take Lead In Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14th, US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting, which was categorized as "good". | Both leaders confirmed their willingness to restore strained ties and increase cooperation."In our meeting with Mr. Biden, we constructively handled issues that we differ on as well as areas of cooperation. We agreed to keep Turkey-U.S. dialogue channels open just like how strategic partners and allies do," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after meeting Joe Bide…

Alethea Redfern (2021-06-15). The Weekly Round-Up: "Freedom Day" delayed. ukhumanrightsblog.com In this week's round-up: legal commentators criticise the "Freedom Day" delays, a gender-critical belief employment discrimination case, and a decision on the Zambrano right to reside.

Global Research News (2021-06-15). Selected Articles: Video: Bill Gates' Vaccine Experiment with Indian Tribal Girls in 2009. globalresearch.ca By Indian tribal girls were used as guinea pigs. With 1.3 billion people, India is a good base for pharmaceutical companies to …

Staff (2021-06-15). Lara Trump Says People Living on Southern Border Should "Get Guns and Be Ready" truthout.org Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of Donald Trump, "I don't know what you tell the people that live at the southern border," Trump ranted during a Saturday interview…

Staff (2021-06-15). Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Possession of All Drugs. truthout.org A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would decriminalize possession of all drugs at the federal level for personal use and begin the process of prioritizing a public health approach to drug use over punishment and policing. These are the necessary first steps, advocates say, for

Staff (2021-06-15). Reality Winner's Release From Federal Prison Met With Calls for Full Pardon. truthout.org Press freedom advocates were among those celebrating the release of former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Monday after her attorney announced Winner had been transferred from federal prison to a halfway house. | Alison Grinter Allen, Winner's lawyer, Winner's release was not part of a commutation but was the resul…

Staff (2021-06-15). To Address Increasing Inequality and Global Poverty, We Must Cancel Debt. truthout.org Massive debt levels are a feature of contemporary capitalism that cannot be eradicated without radical change, says political scientist Éric Toussaint. | "The indebtedness of the working classes is directly connected to the widening poverty gap and increasing inequality, and to the demolition of the welfare state that most governments have been working at since the 1980s," says Toussaint in this exclusive interview for Truthout. | Toussaint — a historian and international spokesperson for th…

The Conversation (2021-06-15). Israel's Netanyahu may be ousted but his hard-line foreign policies remain. juancole.com By David Mednicoff | (The Conversation) — After two years of repeated and inconclusive Israeli elections, the advent of a new coalition government has ended the long era of Benjamin Netanyahu's prime ministership. Yet he leaves a legacy of hawkish policies that will likely remain intact. As a scholar of Middle Eastern politics, I think …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-15). The Elephant in the Room: Cell Phones. dissidentvoice.org It is difficult to talk to addicts about addictions and it is even harder to do so when their embrace of the drug of choice has dire consequences. I once asked the ether if God had a cell phone, and although God didn't reply, it was a rhetorical question, so I didn't expect an answer …

Victoria Law (2021-06-15). Screen Shot 2021-06-15 at 9.22.30 AM.png. progressive.org A Conviction Integrity Unit gives the justice system one more chance to get it right.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-15). Greek working class mounts massive resistance to anti-worker labor bill. peoplesdispatch.org The new labor bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government in Greece allows employees to work up to 10 hours and an increase in overtime work, permits work on Sunday, and affects union activities including the right to strike…

Joshua Frank (2021-06-15). The Truth About the California Water Crisis. counterpunch.org It doesn't take long once you've left the greater Los Angeles area, away from all the lush lawns, water features, green parkways and manicured foliage to see that California is in the midsts of a real, and potentially deadly water crisis. Acres and acres of abandoned farms, dry lake beds, empty reservoirs—the water is simply no longer there and likely won't ever be back. | What's happening here in California is far more than a 'severe drought' as the media labels the situation. The word 'drought' gives the impression that this is all short-lived, an inconvenience we have to deal with for a little while. But…

_____ (2021-06-15). How US And UK Information-Warfare Fronts Ignited Anti-Government Protests In Belarus. popularresistance.org The at-times fiery protests that raged across Belarus throughout 2020 had largely fizzled out by the time local activist and seeming neo-Nazi Roman Protasevich was dramatically arrested in May this year. | Now, the country has been catapulted back to the top of the mainstream news agenda, with new life breathed into controversial self-appointed President Svetlana Tikhanovskaya's hitherto unheeded calls for Western leaders to recognize her as the legitimate Belarusian leader. | True to form though, not a single outlet has deigned to mention that for many years prior to the unrest's eruption, London and Washington…

Wynn M. (2021-06-15). It Starts With the Brain. jamanetwork.com Half. Hemi. Two hemispheres scribed by fold and furrow, the primal font of the gothic novel ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉWhat Hath Evolution Wrought?

WSWS (2021-06-15). NATO summit threatens China, at US instigation. wsws.org NATO concluded its summit Monday with a communique targeting China as a "systemic challenge" to the military alliance.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Australian educators urge support for US Volvo workers strike. wsws.org University workers, themselves facing unprecedented attacks on jobs and conditions, facilitated by the trade union covering them, welcome the stand taken by the Volvo workers in Virginia.

The Associated Press (2021-06-15). Mexican Band Los Bukis to Reunite for 1st Tour in 25 Years. latinorebels.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years.

Anish R M (2021-06-15). From G7 to NATO meetings, imperialist powers turn more aggressive towards China. peoplesdispatch.org In both the crucial summits of global north nations, political leaders led by US president Joe Biden, made sweeping and unsubstantiated charges against China…

Free Press (2021-06-15). #ArrestBillGates: Here's Why Indians Are Enraged at the Gates Foundation. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, widespread …

Celaj S, Kourkoumpetis T. (2021-06-15). Patient Information: Gallstones in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms and complications of and the diagnosis and treatment options for gallstones in pregnant people.

WSWS (2021-06-15). More than 1,500 food processing workers strike two Quebec plants. wsws.org Striking Olymel workers visited the Exceldor workers' picket line earlier this month in an act of class solidarity that the unions have belittled.

Chaudhry HJ, Walker-McGill C, Dzau VJ. (2021-06-15). Addressing Clinician Well-being and the Opioid Epidemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the connections between the US opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and crises in health care workforce well-being and describes a collaboration between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to address both and harmonize regulatory standards and practices where possible.

Roger Van Zwanenberg (2021-06-15). Cold Wars and the Final Struggle for World Domination. counterpunch.org The Argument The wars to maintain world dominance have always been special; something unlike more local wars. World dominance for the holder has always been of such importance that any sacrifice of humans or property has been, as they see it, worth the losses. The we I refer to are the leaders of the world

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Drugs for Menopausal Symptoms. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter provides 2 Tables summarizing key information about drugs for menopausal symptoms published as part of a comprehensive review on the topic.

WSWS (2021-06-15). "Chronically underfunded" Virginia unemployment system leaves tens of thousands without payments for months. wsws.org The state's unemployment benefit system currently ranks dead last in the country for speed in resolving appeals for assistance.

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-15). The Dead Are Rising: Understanding the Planned Attack in Tulsa 100 Years Later. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Don Fitz, the Green Party of St. Louis (2021-06-15). Solidarity with Resistance to Extraction. counterpunch.org People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways. It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity. But what about "alternative" energy? As progressives stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear

Vera Eidelman (2021-06-15). The Problem With Censoring Political Speech Online — Including Trump's. aclu.org In January, many online platforms decided they no longer wanted to host President Trump's speech. Google, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media services announced they would no longer distribute Trump's hateful, demeaning, outrageous speech or anything else he might have to say. Many people were pleased. Others, including the ACLU,

Fight Back (2021-06-15). Minneapolis march honors murdered protester Deona Marie Erickson. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 1500 community members gathered at Girard Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis, June 14, for a "March in Honor of Deona Marie," organized by Black Lives Matter Minnesota. The night before, Deona Marie Erickson was killed by a driver who attacked protesters demanding justice for Winston Smith. | Just before midnight on Sunday, June 13, Nicholas Kraus plowed through parked cars barricading the street where community members were gathered. Witnesses report that he was going 100 miles per hour and accelerated as he approached the protest. They say that the barricade of cars saved many lives. One o…

WSWS (2021-06-15). One dead, three injured after driver rams police violence protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. wsws.org The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas David Kraus from neighboring St. Paul, was arrested and is being held without bail on a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

Michael T. Hertz (2021-06-15). Lisa Ring and the People's Party. nationofchange.org Lisa, I hope that since you are a Demexit, you'll push hard for a progressive convention.

Latino USA (2021-06-15). A Family Conversation On Race And Latinidad (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com The cousins dive into their experiences with racism, the unique struggles faced by Black Latinos, and growing up in a family that taught them that "Black is beautiful."

Robert Davis (2021-06-15). How the Death Penalty Discriminates. progressive.org States are reflecting on the racist history of capital punishment, but most lawmakers have done nothing about it.

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Bacteria and the Telephone. jamanetwork.com Early in the history of modern bacteriology, when the ubiquity of bacteria and the harm which certain micro-organisms can do was beginning to be demonstrated, the widespread search for these microscopic enemies became a popular exercise among trained observers. Everywhere about us the newly exploited hidden dangers loomed up; in food and drink, in our clothing and shelter, on the earth and in the air bacteria continued to be discovered. For a time it seemed as though few places were healthful habitations, few environments fit to be called sanitary. Gradually, however, it began to be realized that not all bacteria…

_____ (2021-06-15). Truthful Accounts — A View From Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Efforts to depict journalism as if it ever existed in the idealized form of its propagandists have become increasingly ridiculous. Journalism, like accountancy, is just another sub-category of reporting. Like accountancy and other reporting activities, journalistic reporting can be good or bad, exceptional or mediocre, honest or criminal. Among the most insidious fables people in the West tell themselves is that European and North American countries promote honest reporting and freedom of expression. However, countries from Libya, Iran and Syria to Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela offer undeniable examples of how ab…

WSWS (2021-06-15). Board of Inquiry hands down report into Australia's Grosvenor mine disaster. wsws.org The Queensland Labor government gave Anglo American the go ahead to recommence production before even releasing the final report into the gas blast that left five workers seriously injured.

Dean Baker (2021-06-15). William Cohan Predicts Disaster from Low Interest Rates: Yes, We Have Seen This Movie Before. cepr.net In a New York Times column today, William Cohan, a writer and former investment banker, warned of impending disaster if the Federal Reserve Board does not quickly move away from its low interest rate policy. Cohan tells readers: "But many people wonder if Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Fed, has reckoned with the power …

Winner PK, McAllister P, Chakhava G, et al. (2021-06-15). Effects of Eptinezumab vs Placebo on Headache Pain and Most Bothersome Symptom in Migraine Attack. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of intravenous eptinezumab vs placebo on times to headache pain freedom and absence of most bothersome symptom (nausea, photophobia, or phonophobia) among patients experiencing a moderate to severe migraine attack.

Lawrence Davidson (2021-06-15). When Academics Take the Side of State Power. counterpunch.org The growing divide in the United States between Zionists and supporters of Palestinian rights has led to pronounced tensions in academia. Much has been said about increasing pro-Palestinian student protests as well as the activities of pro-Israel boards of governors, presidents, deans, etc. The latter try to guard their campuses from pro-Palestinian faculty, student clubs,

WSWS (2021-06-15). Sacked Frankfurt Airport workers express solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia. wsws.org Sacked WISAG workers declared their support for the striking Volvo workers in the US, who have rejected a sell-out contract recommended twice by the UAW, and have resumed their strike.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org About 12,000 nurses in the Canadian province of Manitoba have voted in favor of strike action while a protest in Buenos Aires by social groups demanding jobs, decent wages and vaccinations was met by tear gas.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Volvo workers' open letter to the UAW: "What is your strategy for victory?" wsws.org This is an open letter from the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, to UAW International President Rory Gamble, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry and UAW Local 2069 President Matt Blondino.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-06-15). How a Black Journalist Fought for Capitol Press Access… and Won. latinorebels.com In 1947, Louis R. Lautier applied for press access to the Capitol's Daily Press Gallery, governed then (and now) by an all-white Standing Committee of Correspondents (Standing Committee).

WSWS (2021-06-15). Workers in Britain support striking US Volvo workers. wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke to workers in Britain who sent their support and solidarity to Volvo workers.

Biljana Vankovska (2021-06-15). Being Blacklisted by the USA: The Western Balkan's Trap. globalresearch.ca The Macedonian public …

Lamvu G, Carrillo J, Ouyang C, et al. (2021-06-15). Review of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes the evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain using recommendations from consensus guidelines to facilitate clinical evaluation, treatment, improved care, and more positive patient-clinician interactions.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Deadly building collapse in South Korea highlights unsafe conditions in construction industry. wsws.org Accidents like the one in Gwangju are rife throughout the country, as companies regularly cut costs by ignoring safety.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Maruti Suzuki worker jailed for life on frame-up charges dies due to authorities' negligence—a victim of ruling class justice. wsws.org Indian authorities are directly responsible for the death of the worker-militant Jiyalal at just 35 years of age, having callously refused to provide him with proper medical care even after his cancer diagnosis.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Massive explosion at Rockton, Illinois Chemtool plant causes evacuations and environmental risk. wsws.org The Chemtool production facilities, owned by Lubrizol, are reported to contain some of the largest grease reactors in the world and the plant in Rockton is one of its largest sites.

Mel Gurtov (2021-06-15). The Pentagon's Untouchable Budget. counterpunch.org Did you really think that electing Joe Biden would mean major reductions in military spending and the shift of Pentagon resources to spending on social well-being, as progressives have long advocated? Think again. Mind you, wouldn't it be perfectly sensible, and ethical, to use some of the $700-billion-plus military budget to help finance Biden's $6

WSWS (2021-06-15). Alabama AFL-CIO leader opposes Warrior Met miners' demands for higher strike pay, calls workers "clueless" wsws.org North Alabama AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer wrote: "Imagine thinking that it'd be wise for an organization representing tens of thousands of workers to liquidate all of its assets for a single strike. Clueless."

_____ (2021-06-15). NATO Summit: Building Unity against Russia, China, Cyberattacks. popularresistance.org NATO members at its first in-person gathering since 2018 have adopted a new 2030 strategic concept proposed by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. The joint communiqué of the bloc's 30 nations said that they agreed further to strengthen NATO in the face of any threats. | "[We will] strengthen NATO as the organizing framework for the collective defense of the Euro-Atlantic area, against all threats, from all directions," the statement said. | The alliance members have stated that they are facing "systemic competition from assertive and authoritarian powers" as well as growing security challenges. They specifically…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-15). Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, It's Time to Touch the Third Rail. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. As French journalist and novelist Anatole France so aptly wrote in his 1894 novel The Red Lily, "In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal …

WSWS (2021-06-15). No charges in Colorado deputy's killing of college student Samuel Yeager. wsws.org The April 3 shooting by Douglas County Deputy Christopher Lippolis was declared justified in a finding released by the district attorney's office earlier this month.

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-15). Israel kills Palestinian child as settlers steal land. electronicintifada.net Woman who was imprisoned by Israel fatally shot at checkpoint.

John Hickman (2021-06-15). What NPR's "All Things Considered" won't Tell you about the Iran Nuclear Issue (Like that Iran is Weak and has no Nukes while Israel is advanced and Does). juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — What news audiences of National Public Radio (NPR)'s All Things Considered have and have not heard about the Iranian nuclear program since the election of Joe Biden offers a neat boundary delineation of the Hallin spheres of mainstream reporting on the topic. Daniel Hallin's classic study of …

VanderPluym JH, Halker Singh RB, Urtecho M, et al. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine in Adults. jamanetwork.com This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the benefits and harms associated with acute treatments for episodic migraine, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies, with a focus on pain-related outcomes, function, and adverse events.

Walden Bello (2021-06-15). The Trillion Dollar War: the Economics of Overextension. counterpunch.org By the end of the Bush administration, the United States had spent nearly $3 trillion on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the estimates of Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz. This was staggering. But as the wars were being pursued, the American public did not realize their true cost because the Bush administration

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Do Magnets in Consumer Electronics Disable Implanted Medical Devices? jamanetwork.com After reviewing published articles and conducting its own testing, FDA officials said it doesn't appear that consumer electronics such as cellphones or smartwatches with high—field strength magnets pose serious risks for people with implanted medical devices.

_____ (2021-06-15). US Abduction Of Venezuelan Diplomat, A Global Challenge. popularresistance.org With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the case, which involves enormous political, legal, and moral i…

Burch R, Rayhill M. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatment for Migraine. jamanetwork.com Acute treatment for migraine, also called abortive or symptomatic treatment, is used at the time of a migraine attack with the aim of relieving both pain and the associated symptoms of migraine such as photophobia, phonophobia, and nausea. Available data and expert consensus agree that acute treatment should be reliably and quickly effective, have a low incidence of symptom recurrence, be safe and free from bothersome adverse effects that negate the functional benefits of treatment, and be accessible and affordable. Despite the availability of migraine-specific therapies and nonspecific analgesic acute treatments…

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Contaminated Water Is Suspected in Massive Salmonella Outbreak. jamanetwork.com A months-long investigation has pointed to contaminated water at a Holtville, California, farm as a contributor to the largest US Salmonella outbreak in more than a decade, according to a recent FDA report.

Rome BN, Gagne JJ, Kesselheim AS. (2021-06-15). Association of California's Prescription Drug Coupon Ban With Generic Drug Use. jamanetwork.com This pharmacoepidemiology study uses insurance claims data to compare generic substitutions for drugs with vs without manufacturer copayment coupons in California vs surrounding states in the year before and after a January 2018 California ban on coupons intended to incentivize use of more expensive brand-name medication.

John Rachel (2021-06-15). War is making us poor! nationofchange.org Why is it that the U.S. spends more on military than the next 9 countries combined?>

WSWS (2021-06-15). Spanish courts escalate campaign to legitimise fascist Francoite dictatorship. wsws.org This is part of an international shift to the far right of the ruling class as it confronts growing resistance to its murderous herd immunity policy, wars and social inequality.

Teresa Albano (2021-06-15). What's Happening in Illinois. progressive.org The state is becoming a showcase of progressive legislation.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Crisis: The big pharmaceuticals' "Holy Grail" wsws.org The film's three interconnected segments deal with the drug business, legal and illegal. One of the narrative strands is particularly hard-hitting and compelling, pointing to the profiteering and homicidal operations of the giant pharmaceutical companies.

Editorial Team (2021-06-15). Outrage in Namibia at Berlin's apology offering. challenge-magazine.org The Nava and Ovaherero people of Namibia have spoken out in outrage against the feeble strings-attached apology the German government has given for the genocide carried out between 1904 and 1908. | Apartheid in the southern African country, which was a German colony between 1884 and 1915, legally ended in 1994. Viewed through an economic lens though, apartheid persists. 44% of land in Namibia is commercially owned, an area of land larger than Germany. Over 70% of the land is owned by whites, who make up only 6% of the population. Groups such as the Landless People's Movement argue that the introduction of libe…

Staff (2021-06-15). Presidential campaign in Qom. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The supporters of Presidential elections candidate Alireza Zakani held a gathering in Qom on Monday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Resistance not to give up military option against Americans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The Secretary-General of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Sheikh Qais Khazali emphasized that the Resistance groups will not give up the military option against American unless US forces withdraw from the region.

Staff (2021-06-15). Saudi Arabia executes young Shiite man. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia announced that the government executed a young Shiite man on Tuesday morning.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Dispute over mask in US leaves 1 dead, 2 injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — A dispute over a mask Monday at a grocery store in the United States led to a shootout that left an employee dead and two people, including a sheriff's deputy, injured.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Russian diplomat criticizes US stance on arms race in space. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that the lack of desire among Washington and its Western allies to work on the prevention of an arms race in space causes concerns.

Staff (2021-06-15). Chinese warplanes swarm around Taiwan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Over a dozen warplanes took off from China and triggered radar stations in Taiwan early Tuesday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Farming Dutch roses in desert. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Jun. 15 (MNA) — An entrepreneur from the dry province of Yazd in southeast Iran grows and harvests over 1.5 million of Dutch roses each year in his greenhouses in the heart of the Yazd desert.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iran of main issues in Putin-Biden talks, says Kremlin aide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov has said that Iran will be one of the main topics that is going to be discussed by the US and Russian presidents in their upcoming summit in Geneva on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-06-15). Iran, Vietnam to open new chapter in tech coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iran, and Vietnam are to hold a technology and trading meeting next month to improve their technological cooperation.

Staff (2021-06-15). VIDEO: Fire at Illinois chemical plant. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Flames engulfed a chemical plant in Northern Illinois on Monday, forcing the evacuation of neighbors.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Suicide blast targets military trainees in Somali capital. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of General Dhagabadan military training camp in Somalia, killing 10 people.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iran flights from/to Pakistan, France resume: spokesman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The spokesman of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has said that the flights from and to the two countries of France and Pakistan have resumed.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Iran becomes Board member of ILO for 4th consecutive term. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran became a member of Board of Directors of International Labor Organization (ILO) for fourth consecutive time.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). US logistics convoy targeted inside their base: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — According to reports, a US Army logistics convoy was targeted inside the military section of Baghdad International Airport and the US military base.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Intl. ties necessary to achieve proper economic growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — An Iranian presidential candidate attached great importance to the role of interaction with the world, saying that it is necessary to achieve proper economic growth and development.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iran volleyball narrowly loses to Australia in 2021 VNL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The national Iranian volleyball team was defeated by the national men's team of Australia in a lengthy match in 2021 Volleyball Nations League's Week 4 on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-06-15). Over $1bn of facilities granted to knowledge-based firms: VP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iran's VP for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari in formed that Knowledge-based firms received 250 trillion rials (over one billion dollars) of facilities in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2021).

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iraq steps up efforts to stop Turkey aggression on its soil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Brigadier General Yahya Rassoul, spokesman for the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, said there were stepped-up diplomatic efforts underway to stop continued Turkish aggression on Iraqi territory.

Staff (2021-06-15). Resist. groups urge Palestinians to stand against flag march. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The Palestinian resistance groups said in a statement that all Palestinians must be ready to stand against the so-called flag march, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday by the Zionist settlers in occupied lands.

Staff (2021-06-15). China warns NATO ahead of 2021 summit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — China's mission to the European Union called on NATO to stop exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the group's leaders said that the country presents "systemic challenges".

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Zionists' flag march kicks off in occupied territories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Zionist settlers began a provocative 'Flag March' in the occupied lands and territories on Tuesday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). 8 shot, 4 killed in US Chicago shooting on Tuesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Eight people were shot, four fatally, Tuesday morning in a mass shooting incident in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Presidential candidate 'Jalili' holds meeting with teenagers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Presidential candidate 'Saeed Jalili' held a get-together meeting with youth and teenagers in Tehran on Monday to respond to a series of relevant issues.

Staff (2021-06-15). American navy aircraft carrier enters South China Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — A US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Iran welcomes continued coop. with Muslims around world: Amb. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Slovenia said that Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes continued cooperation with Muslims throughout the world wholeheartedly.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Iranian, Omani officials stress boosting friendly ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — In a meeting between Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister in Special Political Affairs and Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, two sides stressed boosting friendly relations between Iran and Oman.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iron Dome batteries deployed near Quds ahead of march. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Palestinian local media have reported that the Israeli regime has deployed its air defense system near holy Quds ahead of Zionist settlers parade known as "Flag March" through Holy Quds.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Wildfires rip through US State of Arizona in summer heat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Multiple wildfires were burning in the US state of Arizona as of Monday, and the authority warned of very high fire danger this week due to hot temperatures and thunderstorms.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Flag March 'Provocations' risk reigniting Israel-Hamas war. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland has warned that the Zionist settlers march through Holy Quds could re-ignite another round of confrontation between Palestinian resistance groups and the Israeli regime.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Iran's flights at airports 'doubled' in current year: CEO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Chief Executive of Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company (IAC) said that total flights of airports running under IAC in first two months of current year (March-May) registered a 100% hike.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Preparations made for Iranians living in Russia to cast vote. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Kazem Jalali said that preparations have been made for Iranians residing in Russia to cast their votes in the upcoming Presidential Election.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Talker to vie at Spanish Cinema Jove Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Directed by Mehrshad Ranjbar, the Iranian short film "Talker" has managed to participate in a Spanish festival.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Army opens Shahid Keshvari 100-bed Field Hospital in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The inaugural ceremony of Shahid Keshvari 100-Bed Field Hospital was held in Tehran on Tue. in presence of Coordinating Deputy of Iran Army Rear Admiral Habobollah Sayyari.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iran owns most precise radar, missile systems: Rahimzadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Commander of Khatam ul Anbia Air Defense, Brigadier General Ghader Rahimzadeh said that Iran has the most precise radar and missile systems, adding that all military equipment are prepared to deal appropriately with threats.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). 500 foreign reporters to cover Iran Presidential Election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Over 500 foreign reporters from 226 international media outlets and from five continents will cover Iran 2021 Presidential Election which will be held on Friday June 18.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 15. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Tuesday, June 15.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-15). Electoral campaigns in Ilam province. en.mehrnews.com ILAM, Jun. 15 (MNA) — In recent days leading to the Friday election, Dehloran city in Ilam province is witnessing the electoral campaigns of Iranian candidates for the presidential and city council elections.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-15). Iran asks NATO, G7 to obey laws instead of lecturing others. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to the recent comments by Western leaders in G7 and NATO summits about Iran.

Staff (2021-06-15). Iranian short film to vie at Spanish film fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Passport', directed by Koosha Afrasiabi, is to vie at the Islantilla Cinefórum Film Festival in Spain.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-15). Imperial Physics students launch skincare tracking app. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial College London students have created an app to track, share and compare skincare routines.

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

KPFA Saturday Evening News (2021-06-15). Ethiopian Officials Check Aid Convoys to Make Sure They Carry Food, not Weapons. indybay.org I produced this news report for Pacifica/KPFA Radio's Saturday Evening Newscast on June 12, 2021. The attached audio file is 3 minutes and 31 seconds long.

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Michael Lyon (2021-06-15). Tuesday 6/15: What About Reparations? indybay.org Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/81690297060 | Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060 | One-tap for mobile phones: 16699009128,,81690297060# | Call in: 669 900 9128 , Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060…

Michael Harris (2021-06-15). Modern Day, "Lynch Mob" seeks to scrub the golden legacy of Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org First Railroad West of the Continental Divide, From the City of Sacramento to Negro Bar, Sacramento County… soon pitched to be erased from history by a "Private" modern day "lynch mob" the authentic legacy of Negro Hill / Negro Bar Gold Mining District…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-15). Public Housing Tenants Protest Privatization. indybay.org In classic struggle, low income people are organizing against abuses by the powerful…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-15). Workers Make The Chocolate! Dandelion Chocolate Workers & Supporters Rally In Mission. indybay.org ILWU Local 6 Dandelion chocolate workers and supporters rallied and spoke out at the Mission Dandelion store to demand the rehiring of the fired workers.

Food & Water Watch, partners (2021-06-15). Thursday 6/17: Facing the Climate Crisis: Clean Energy Proposals & Real Climate Solutions. indybay.org Online webinar event…

Dan Bacher (2021-06-15). Major Spike in Dead Juvenile Salmon on Klamath River Reported by Yurok Fisheries Departmen. indybay.org The Tribe said the disease is expected to eliminate an entire year class of fish, which will reduce the Klamath River's already imperiled salmon runs for many years to come.

Haymarket Books (2021-06-15). Wednesday 6/16: Beyond #StopAsianHate: Criminalization, Gender, & Asian Abolition Feminism. indybay.org Online event…

Dan Bacher (2021-06-15). Metropolitan Water District Board Hires Adel Hagekhalil As New General Manager. indybay.org On May 28, a broad coalition of groups sent a letter to the board supporting the hiring of Adel Hagekhalil.

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-15). Should A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? indybay.org Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit.

Angela (2021-06-15). Monday 6/14: Israel's War on the Media. indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Dan Bacher (2021-06-15). As massive Klamath fish kill continues, Karuk Tribe declares state of climate emergency. indybay.org "Our monitoring traps are full of dead juvenile salmon," said Toz Soto, Fisheries Program Manager for the Karuk Tribe. "The few fish still alive are infected with disease. It's a catastrophic blow to the fishery and Karuk culture."

Frauke Banse, Friederike Habermann & Jai Sen (2021-06-15). Our World is Not For Sale! indybay.org People's Global Action (PGA) was organized in a decentralized way by movements from all parts of the world. But we had no staff and no fixed funding. Everything was through crowdfunding. People were inspired by what PGA stood for, which was, first, the rejection of capitalism. Later, at the second conference in India in 1999, the rejection of all kinds of domination was added, including sexism, racism, and so on.

Oakland (2021-06-15). Tuesday 6/15: Stop Insuring Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Webinar w/ Sierra Club. indybay.org Online event…

Steve Pleich (2021-06-15). Homeless Legal Assistance Office Opening June 15. indybay.org Project Seeking Local Legal Professionals…

Watsonville Film Festival (2021-06-15). Tuesday 6/15: WFF Virtual: Murals / Art / Activism. indybay.org Online: watsonvillefilmfest.org/

Disability Rights California (2021-06-15). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

queer autonomy (2021-06-15). Sunday 6/27: People's March: Unite to Fight. indybay.org 11 AM – Polk at Washington St…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-15). Thursday 6/17: Saving Life on Earth: Fighting Extinction of Flora & Fauna from Human Development w/ CBD. indybay.org Online teach-in…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-15). There Is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation. zcomm.org "This moment provides opportunities to raise wage demands, but it must be a moment where workers organize in order to sustain and pursue demands for improvements in their living and working conditions."

Destiny Harris (2021-06-15). Policing and Militarism Go Hand in Hand. We Must Abolish Both. zcomm.org When masses of Black people mobilize, gangs of police move in, and terrorize.

Jonathan Flowers (2021-06-15). 'We moved a mountain': Colorado pre-K teachers win a union. zcomm.org Most of all, the Jefferson County preschool teachers are looking forward to having a collective voice…

Jon Queally (2021-06-15). Senate Democrats Blocking Their Own Party's Agenda. zcomm.org "The argument that we need to make here, is that it's worth going it alone if we can do more for working people in this country."

Melody Fonseca (2021-06-15). Where is the State of Emergency? zcomm.org How do we manage that rage and indignation and re-channel them as something liberatory against systems of oppression, not in a way that reinforces those systems?

WSWS (2021-06-15). The fraud of Israel's new "government of change" wsws.org Lapid was tasked with forming a government after Netanyahu, who despite heading the largest party—Likud—in the March 23 elections, the fourth in two years, failed to do so.

Ariel Gold (2021-06-15). New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a continuer of Netanyahu's policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu's. In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to …

Barry Sheppard (2021-06-15). United States: Could Trump's supporters stage another coup? greenleft.org.au Far-right conspiracy group QAnon's online forums have been calling for a "Myanmar-style" coup in the United States to reinstall Donald Trump as president, writes Barry Sheppard.

Lalo Alcaraz (2021-06-15). Kamloops Indian School. thenation.com Kamloops Indian School…

Dostmohammad Punjabi (2021-06-15). Iran's Incredible Shrinking Democracy. thenation.com Iran's Incredible Shrinking Democracy…

B Batchelor (2021-06-15). DISCOURSE ON WHY INMATES EXIT PRISON WORSE THAN WHEN THEY WENT IN. thenation.com DISCOURSE ON WHY INMATES EXIT PRISON WORSE THAN WHEN THEY WENT IN…

Ben Jealous (2021-06-15). The Right's War on History and Truth. thenation.com The Right's War on History and Truth…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-15). Biden Has an Opportunity to Begin Rebuilding the US's Fractured Relationship With Russia. thenation.com Biden Has an Opportunity to Begin Rebuilding the US's Fractured Relationship With Russia…

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-15). Star Wars: The Phantom Manchin. thenation.com Star Wars: The Phantom Manchin…

Calvin Trillin (2021-06-15). Kevin McCarthy Changes His Tune Re Trump and January 6. thenation.com Kevin McCarthy Changes His Tune Re Trump and January 6…

Haley Mlotek (2021-06-15). Joan Didion's Long View. thenation.com Joan Didion's Long View…

Jennifer C. Berkshire, Jack Schneider (2021-06-15). What's Joe Biden's Plan for Education? thenation.com What's Joe Biden's Plan for Education?

Taneum Bambrick (2021-06-15). Saying I Am a Survivor in Another Language. thenation.com Saying I Am a Survivor in Another Language…

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2021-06-15). Women in Russia and the US Show an Alternative to War. thenation.com Women in Russia and the US Show an Alternative to War…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Life after cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-15). The American Empire of the West Deploys Troops for Battle. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Uriel Araujo (2021-06-15). Northern Ireland Crisis Could Escalate into Trade War and More Violence. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Konrad Rƒôkas (2021-06-15). Another "Western Betrayal"? Biden-Putin and the Polish Question. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-15). The Manipulated Human Being Is Capable of Anything, Except Saying NO. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Kit Klarenberg (2021-06-15). How US and UK Information-Warfare Fronts Ignited Anti-Government Protests in Belarus. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-15). Der manipulierte Mensch ist zu allem fà§hig — auàüer NEIN zu sagen. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

TrialSite (2021-06-15). Did Pfizer Fail to Perform Industry Standard Animal Testing Prior to Initiation of mRNA Clinical Trials? globalresearch.ca TrialSite has learned …

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). More Comprehensive Care for Miscarriage Needed Worldwide. jamanetwork.com About 1 in 10 women will have a miscarriage over a lifetime—a statistic that represents 23 million pregnancies lost annually, or 44 per minute worldwide, according to a series of articles in The Lancet. Despite the magnitude, the articles described miscarriage as a misunderstood phenomenon and called for more comprehensive care to prevent and treat miscarriage.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Drug-Resistant Malaria Detected in Africa Will Require Monitoring. jamanetwork.com Evidence in Africa that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has developed genetic variants that confer partial resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is a warning of potential treatment failure on the horizon, a drug-resistance monitoring study suggested.

Steve Lalla (2021-06-15). #HandsOffVenezuela Monthly Picket Draws Attention to Canada's Role in Blockade of Venezuela. orinocotribune.com June 13 (Special for Orinoco Tribune)—On Friday, June 11, the fourth monthly US/Canada Hands Off Venezuela picket action drew together diplomats, activists and labor organizers from Canada and Venezuela for a discussion about the economic blockade of Venezuela and a protest of the criminal coercive measures imposed by the US and its ally Canada. | The virtual event

Rainer Shea (2021-06-15). US Empire's Final Collapse Draws Nearer as Latin America Further Resists Washington's Grip. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — June 11, 2021 | Modern imperialism, like the socioeconomic system it's based upon, is a house of cards. Capitalism, the socioeconomic system that it depends on to continue functioning, wouldn't be able to go on if its range of market control were to shrink too much. This is because capitalism's natural tendency towards growth inevitably creates for it a crisis of overproduction, which can only be alleviated by perpetually expanding its market control. As Michael Parenti

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuban President thanks global solidarity in the face of US blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has thanked the international solidarity against the economic, commercial and financial blockade the US imposed on the island's for nearly six decades. On Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that his country has been lately supported from several nations condemning the outrageous US blockade. 'Our gratitude for joining us in the legitimate defense of our rights,' Díaz-Canel live-tweeted, adding #EliminaElBloqueo.

Kit Klarenberg (2021-06-15). How U.S. and UK Information-Warfare Fronts Ignited Anti-Government Protests in Belarus. covertactionmagazine.com The at-times fiery protests that raged across Belarus throughout 2020 had largely fizzled out by the time local activist and seeming neo-Nazi Roman Protasevich was dramatically arrested in May this year. Now, the country has been catapulted back to the top of the mainstream news agenda, with new life breathed into controversial self-appointed President Svetlana …

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