Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Chinese envoy urges U.S. to return to Iran deal with no preconditions. ecns.cn Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday urged the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal.

Angel Rojas, Nicholas McKenna (2021-06-30). Fresno demands rent cancellation: Housing is a human right! liberationnews.org Community members and activists gathered at Fresno City Hall for a Cancel the Rents rally demanding rent cancellation for tenants and small businesses as well as cancellation of mortgages for home buyers and small landlords hard hit by the pandemic and economic crisis.

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Mobilizing worker power: AMAZON UNION NOW! workers.org The fight to unionize the second-biggest U.S. employer took a big step forward at the Teamsters' (IBT) union convention last week. On June 24, the 1,600+ delegates, representing more than 500 locals, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Special Resolution: "Building Worker Power at Amazon." Harlem, New York, March 20. . . . |

John Catalinotto (2021-06-30). U.S., Britain, NATO threaten Russia in Black Sea. workers.org June 27 — The Biden administration took extra steps to prove that President Joe Biden's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin included no concessions. In both words and deeds, last week's events indicated a resumption of the Cold War — this time not against the Soviet Union but against capitalist . . . |

G. Dunkel (2021-06-30). Laid-off McDonald's workers in France take over restaurant, feed the hungry. workers.org Marseille is the second largest city in France. It is a very old city, founded around 500 BCE because it was a great port with an immense hinterland. It is still economically significant; after World War II, it and the surrounding Provence-Alpes-Cà¥te-d'Azur region, were the destination for thousands of migrants, . . . |

The Conversation (2021-06-30). Nuclear energy isn't a safe bet in a warming world — here's why. juancole.com By Paul Dorfman | — ( The Conversation) — The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea level. Nuclear energy is, …

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-06-30). Will Biden continue the racist Trump-era 'China Initiative'? peoplesworld.org Trump launched the so-called "China Initiative" in 2018 to target scholars who worked with Chinese colleagues on science-related projects. Since then, more than a dozen U.S.-based scholars have been arrested, jailed, put on show trials, and harassed by federal authorities. Notably, former Trump aid Steve Bannon's comment that there are "too many Asians in Silicon …

William Hawes (2021-06-30). The Rise of the Terminally Online. dissidentvoice.org Americans, rich or poor, now live in a culture entirely perceived through simulacra-media images and illusions. We live inside a self-referential media hologram of a nation that has not existed for quite some time now. Our national reality is held together by images, the originals of which have been lost or never existed. The well-off …

Tomdispatch (2021-06-30). What Price "Defense"? America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Uproar over DeJoy's Postal Service cuts. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Trumpite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's U.S. Postal Service delivery cuts are producing more formal protests—and more citizen uproar. Without even bothering to consult the USPS Board of Governors, which under the law may be powerless to stop him, Republican-donor-cum-mail-boss DeJoy imposed new and lower service standards on the agency. His standards, 21 state Attorneys General …

Answer Coalition (2021-06-30). Biden bombs Syria and Iraq using manufactured specter of Iran to justify crimes. answercoalition.org by Nino Brown, organizer – ANSWER Coalition Boston | In yet another act of lawlessness and commitment to the despised doctrine of "endless war," President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on June 27 attacking Syria and Iraq. This is his administration's second time this year bombing Syria, and his first for Iraq. U.S. officials said the airstrikes were carried out by Air Force F-15s and F-16s using "precision-guided munitions" targeting facilities it said were being used by "Iranian-backed" militias that were "mounting drone attacks against U.S. troops." In typical fashion, the U.S. government is once again employ…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-30). Labor, green groups unite to push Jobs Plan and Families Plan. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even with Congress being out of town for its July 4 recess, union members and green groups united on June 29 to again push for a big-budget bill that would promote unionized "green" construction and fund "people programs," such as permanent child care tax credits and paid sick and family leave for all. The unity, …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). TPLF Gains More Ground In Tigray, Calls Ceasefire A Joke. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly gained even more ground in Ethiopia's Tigray region. | On the previous day, the TPLF recaptured the capital of the region Makelle. | The TPLF said that the Ethiopian government's unilateral "ceasefire" was a joke, and that it would never be kept. The TPLF vowed to continue fighting until "all enemies are driven out of Tigray". | Getachew Reda, a spokesman for Tigrayan forces, told AFP they were…

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Lifting Sanctions on Venezuela Could Signal Regime Change by Different Means. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jun 27, 2021 | Western governments have recently

teleSUR (2021-06-30). UK MPs Visit Belmarsh Prison to Demand a Meeting With Assange. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, UK Members of Parliament (MPs) Richard Burgon, Hackney Abbott, and Jeremy Corbyn visited South London HMP Belmarsh to deliver a letter from Parliamentarians from 4 parties protesting the repeated refusal by the authorities to allow MPs to meet with Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Mr. Assange remains locked up at the Covid-hit south London prison pending an appeal after he beat an extradition case brought by th…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-30). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-30). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Weird, Creepy Media Blackout on Recent Assange Revelations. strategic-culture.org We are being lied to. Constantly, and in more ways than we realize. By omission, by distortion, by half-truths and by outright deception. Our minds are being actively messed with by powerful people with limitless resources to ensure their continued domination of the planet at any cost. Our very perception of reality is being assaulted on myriad fronts. Until humanity finds a way to wake itself up from its propaganda-induced coma, the abuses of the powerful will continue.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Peru: Free Peru Supporter Dies After Attack by Fujimoristas. telesurenglish.net A supporter of Free Peru presidential candidate Pedro Castillo died on Tuesday after being under medical care following an attack on June 24. | RELATED: | On that day, Sacarias Meneses, a 56-year-old man who was participating in a sit-in in defense of the vote, was assaulted by members of Popular Force, the far-right party that ran Keiko Fujimori for president. | "We regret to communicate that our comrade Sacarias Meneses…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). La campaña "Paren el robo" de la candidata derrotada del Perú debe terminar. cepr.net MarketWatch In English Perú se enfrenta actualmente a un grave problema tras las elecciones presidenciales del 6 de junio, similar al que tuvimos en Estados Unidos en noviembre. La candidata derrotada, Keiko Fujimori, se niega a aceptar los resultados. Al igual que Trump, afirma sin pruebas que la elección fue robada. Keiko Fujimori es hija …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-30). National strike in Colombia completes two months. peoplesdispatch.org The national strike, which began in rejection of a tax reform bill, has transformed into a national struggle against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal and oppressive policies…

Staff (2021-06-30). CIA Director Arrives in Colombia to Lead 'Sensitive Security Mission'—Venezuela on Alert. orinocotribune.com The highest official of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, arrived in Colombia to participate in a "delicate" mission in terms of security, as part of the "cooperation" between the two countries. | The Colombian ambassador in Washington, Francisco Santos, reported on the arrival of the CIA director, however Santos did not want to provide additional details about Burns' visit to Bogotá. | "I prefer not to tell you it is a delicate mission, an important mission in terms of intelligence, that we managed to coordinate," Santos replied obliquely when asked about the mission. | This vis…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Colombian Police Assault Four Journalists in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron (ESMAD) injured four journalists who were reporting on the citizen protests that took place in Bogota's Fontanar Park on Tuesday. | RELATED: | In this part of the capital city, hundreds of citizens gathered to reject the presence of President Ivan Duque and Mayor Claudia Lopez who were attending the inauguration of an Innovation Hub. | Kathe Sanchez and Alexandra Molina, two w…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-30). Unconditional Love? US-Colombia Alliance Remains Unscathed by Recent Wave of Repression. cepr.net The protests that erupted across Colombia in April 2021 were detonated by a tax reform bill presented by President Iván Duque. Duque claimed his proposal would raise 23.4 trillion pesos (6.4 billion dollars), which would help reduce Colombia's fiscal deficit (set to reach 8.6 percent of GDP in 2021, from 7.6 percent in 2020), and …

Julián Pilatti (2021-06-30). Argentina makes history and passes the Travesti Trans Employment Quota. peoplesdispatch.org Last Thursday, Argentina's congress passed the Travesti Trans Employment Quota, a law which calls for the State to reserve a percentage of its employment capacity for this population.

Global Research News (2021-06-30). Selected Articles: Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca By Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating th…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Recent Rocket Attack Caused Heavy Damage At US Base In Syria's Omar Oil Fields (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Satellite images shared by the

Staff (2021-06-30). Iraq War architect Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88. rt.com Donald Rumsfeld, former congressman and US defense secretary, best known for his role in advocating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has passed away just short of his 89th birthday, according to his spokesman. | Rumsfeld died on Tuesday, surrounded by relatives in Taos, New Mexico. | "History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country," his family sa…

Staff (2021-06-30). 16 dead following Miami building collapse as 4 more bodies found in search for nearly 150 missing residents. rt.com At least 16 people were killed as a result of the residential building collapse near Miami, Florida last week, according to a new death toll released on Wednesday. | The official death count Although no survivors have been found by emergency digging teams in the rubble for nearly a week, family members of the 147 resid…

Staff (2021-06-30). 'All the statues were Democrats,' Rep. McCarthy says, as 67 Republicans join Dems in vote to pull Confederate busts from Capitol. rt.com US lawmakers have voted to remove all statues honoring Confederate officials from the halls of Congress, with nearly 70 Republicans joining rivals across the aisle to back the measure, which will now head to the Senate. | The

Staff (2021-06-30). More than 100 groups call for Biden to cease 'unlawful' drone strikes, saying it's a 'human rights and racial justice imperative'. rt.com A total of 113 organizations have called on President Joe Biden to "disavow" and end overseas drone strikes carried out by the US government, saying it is imperative to both ending "forever wars" and "promoting racial justice." | Numerous anti-war and human rights organizations, including ones from countries including Yemen and Somalia, have attached their names to the letter, which was released on Wednesday and organized by the Human Rights and Security Coalition. | For too long, presidents have flouted the rights-protecting safeguards of international law and the US system of checks and balances, with devast…

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-30). Poder corporativo como causa raíz de la migración. peoplesworld.org En el contexto de la pasada visita de la vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos (EU), Kamala Harris, a Guatemala, donde instó a centroamericanos a que no vengan a su país, ella también puso énfasis en que hay que atacar el problema de la migración desde las causas raíz ( root causes), un tema central de la …

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-30). Fallo de Corte Suprema: Intolerancia tras hoja de higo de la religión. workers.org El fallo del 17 de junio del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, en el caso Fulton contra Filadelfia, representa un ataque intolerante a los derechos de las personas LGBTQ2S+. Afuera de la Corte Suprema, el 8 de octubre de 2019, exigiendo protección legal contra la discriminación de LGBTQ2S+. En . . . |

Granma (2021-06-30). Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez speaks out. peoplesworld.org Profound and passionate, Silvio Rodríguez, troubadour and symbol of the revolutionary Cuba that has inspired so many generations of progressive and leftist fighters in the world, has once again sent a message in support of just causes, this time through an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The artist spoke about music and politics, …

Staff (2021-06-30). 'Ongoing colonialism': Indigenous groups call to 'Cancel Canada Day' in light of mass grave discoveries, but not everyone agrees. rt.com Ahead of Canada's annual celebration of nationhood on July 1, calls by indigenous groups for a day of reflection instead — after the recent discovery of the graves of nearly 1,000 indigenous children — have drawn mixed reactions. | Intense debate has erupted in recent days over 'Cancel Canada Day' campaigns, with several Canadians claiming that hosting fireworks displays and parties would be tone-deaf at a time when the reality of mass graves and the impact of the infamous residential school system has just begun to set in. | A number of demonstrations and vigils are being organized under the viral…

Staff (2021-06-30). Scientists unearth '5,000 year old PLAGUE BACTERIA' that caused Black Death from skull of long-dead pandemic victim in Latvia. rt.com An ancient skull found by a river in modern-day Latvia may well hold clues as to how the bubonic plague wiped out tens of millions of people across Europe in what would eventually become the deadliest pandemic in human history. | Researchers from Kiel University in Germany revealed on Wednesday that a strain of the bacterium, known as Yersina pestis, dating back millenia, had been discovered in samples taken from the remains of a hunter gatherer in the Baltic nation. As part of a paper

Staff (2021-06-30). Over 180 unmarked graves found at former Catholic school in Canada, indigenous group says, in third such find. rt.com A Canadian indigenous group has said 182 unmarked graves have been discovered in the South Interior of the province of British Columbia, the third such discovery in the past two months near former Catholic schools. | The burial site is located at the former Catholic-run St. Eugene's Mission School, the Lower Kootenay Band announced on Wednesday. | The community of îaq'am — or St. Mary's Indian Band — based near the city of Cranbrook made the gruesome find after using radar detection equipment, which apparently pointed to there being graves around a meter below the surface. | Last week, 751 unma…

Staff (2021-06-30). Israeli settlers to cease illegal occupation of West Bank outpost, regional council says. rt.com Israeli settlers who illegally established an outpost in the occupied West Bank near the village of Beita have agreed to vacate the site amid heightened tensions in the region over the forced evictions of Palestinians. | Clashes last month in the West Bank saw 34 Palestinians lose their lives, reportedly the highest monthly death toll in a decade, as the Israeli military cracked down on opposition to the settlement and protests against evictions of Palestinians. | Givat Eviatar became a central site for clashes when Israeli settlers held their ground despite their presence being deemed an illegal occupation. H…

Staff (2021-06-30). Swiss govt announces bid for 36 F-35A fighter jets and Patriot missiles from US despite political pushback at home. rt.com The Swiss government has said it wants to buy 36 F-35A fighter jets from American manufacturer Lockheed Martin, a decision critics have said is too expensive for Switzerland and makes it overly reliant on the US. | Lockheed Martin beat other contenders for the contract, including the multinational Eurofighter built by Italy's Leonardo, the Rafale from French company Dassault, and the Super Hornet from US manufacturer Boeing. | In its statement on Wednesday, the Swiss government also revealed it had decided to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system from another US manufacturer, Raytheon, which beat…

Staff (2021-06-30). How the "Abolition Amendment" Would End Constitutional Loophole That Allows Forced Labor in Prisons. democracynow.org After President Biden signed legislation this month to create a federal holiday commemorating June 19 as Juneteenth, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Congressmember Nikema Williams reintroduced what is being called the "Abolition Amendment" to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude "except as a punishment for crime" — a clause that has allowed the widespread use of forced prison labor. "Eliminating the loophole … is one way to continue moving forward with addressing the problems of our past and building for the future," says Democratic Cong…

Staff (2021-06-30). Rep. Nikema Williams: I Experienced Capitol Attack on My 3rd Day in Congress. We Must Investigate. democracynow.org House lawmakers are set to vote to create a select committee that will investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, while Republican leaders still aren't saying whether they will participate in the panel. Congressmember Nikema Williams of Georgia says it's vital to properly investigate the January 6 insurrection. "I experienced this attack on the Capitol my third day of being a member of Congress, having just been sworn in," Williams says. "I signed up to serve the people, but I never imagined that I would be unsafe as a member of Congress." Williams also discusses ongoing negotiations about infra…

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

Staff (2021-06-30). Sea Level Expert in Miami: "We Are Building Here Like There's No Tomorrow — Maybe That's Correct" democracynow.org As the death toll from the 13-story apartment building collapse in Florida rises to 12, with nearly 150 people still missing, we examine how the disaster raises new questions about how rising sea levels will impact oceanside buildings in Miami and other cities. "The reason this is so important is that either this is something unique to the building or this is a general problem that all the condos along the coasts of the world are going to have to deal with," says Harold Wanless, a professor in geography and urban sustainability at the University of Miami who leads a project called The Invading Sea, a collaborativ…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-06-30). 'Running on fire' to Pride! workers.org During LGBTQ+ Pride weekend, Sha'Carri Richardson blazed to victory in the 100-meter dash in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. On June 26, the 21-year-old track star flashed past other runners with a time of 10.86 seconds — just over one second behind the top . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). ISIS Cells Attacked Oil Tankers Heading To Government-Held Areas In Syria's Raqqa. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 29, ISIS terrorists attacked a convoy of tankers loaded with oil in the eastern Raqqa countryside in Syria's northeastern region. | The terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, claimed that the tankers were moving oil from fields held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to government-held areas. | According to Amaq, five tankers were "damaged" after being targeted by ISIS fighters with machine guns. Some of the drivers were wounded. | The tankers are reportedly owned by the Katerji G…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Azerbaijani Su-25 Warplane Test-Fired Homegrown Guided Bomb During Military Exercises In Turkey (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the Azerbaijani MoD footage. | Azerbaijan has test-fired a guided bomb jointly developed with Turkey during the Anatolian Eagle-2021 exercise in central Turkey. | Two Su-25 and two Mig-29 warplanes of the Azerbaijani Air Force as well as units from Qatar, Pakistan and the NATO are taking part in the military exercise which began at the Turkish military's 2nd Main Jet Base Command near Konya city on June 21. The exercise will end on July 2. | On June 29, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan shared footage from…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Afghanistan: Government Forces Recaptured Four Districts, Lost Six Others To Taliban. southfront.org Taliban spacial forces, illustrative image | Fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban is still ongoing on several frontlines throughout the war-torn country. | Over the last few days, the Afghan National Army (ANA) and security forces recaptured four districts from the Taliban, but lost six others to the group. | On June 29, government forces recaptured the district of Kaldar in the province of Balkh as well as the districts of Pashtun Kut and Khan Chahar Bagh in Faryab province. However, Tal…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). 'Ballistic Missiles' Rained Down On Two Saudi-led Coalition Camps In Yemen's Ma'rib. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On June 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had targeted two military camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that two Badir-1 "ballistic missiles" were launched at the Sahn al-Jin Camp and the 3rd Military District Camp. The Badir-1 is in fact a 210 mm heavy artillery rocket with a range that exceeds 100 kilometers. | "Th…

Rosalind English (2021-06-30). EU to lift ban on animal by-products for livestock food. ukhumanrightsblog.com Over ten years ago I posted on the wasteful prohibition under the EU Animal By-Product Regulation on feeding meat and bone meal — waste from slaughterhouses — to omnivorous farm animals, poultry and pigs. See Pigswill and public health: a load of EU Bull, 7 January 2021. While this regulation has been in force the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Baraki Barak district in Logar province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Kaldar district in Balkh province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Khoshamand district in Paktika province | Germany's last troops left Afghanistan on June 29th, according to the German defense minister | 166 Taliban militants were killed, 82 wounded and 6 others were arrested as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, laghman,…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Rafael Reveals New "Sea Breaker" Maritime and Land-Based Autonomous Precision Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, Israeli company Rafael unveiled its "Sea Breaker", which is a Maritime & Land-Based, Long-Range Autonomous Weapon System. | It is essentially a new precision missile, with 300 km range. It can operate from ships at sea, and also ground-based launchers. | The Sea Breaker is a naval and artillery unit "force multiplier, designed to overcome the challenges of the modern warfare arena," Rafael said in a statement. | The four-meter-long missile weighs less than 400 k…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Syria On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Sayyadah village | On June 28, Iranian-backed forces targeted Omar oil filed with 34 x 122mm rounds, according to the OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto | On June 29, clashes betwe…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Yemen On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 124 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 26 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Majzar area | On June 29, Ansar Allah targeted Sahn al-Jinn military camp and Third Military Zone in Marib with two Badr 1 missile | On June 30, clashes between Ansar…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. Navy To Have 6 LCS Deployed By The End Of 2021, Allowing Them To Go "Places They Never Could Before" southfront.org The US Navy will have six Littoral Combat Ships deployed by the end of 2021, USNI News reported, citing Navy…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). U.S. To Keep 1,000 Troops In Afghanistan, Or 650 Troops, Or 500: CNN Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30th, CNN reported that the US could complete its withdrawal from Afghansitan within days, but approximately 1,000 troops will remain. | CNN cited an unnamed US official with knowledge on the matter."This week could be a critical week in the withdrawal and end of the retrograde process," a different defense official told CNN. | A third defense official insisted to CNN on June 29th that the number of US troops in Afghanistan for embassy protection and airport security would not excee…

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Staff (2021-06-30). 67 Republicans Join Democrats on Vote to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org The House voted on Tuesday to remove all statues of Confederate leaders on display in the Capitol as well as a bust of a former Supreme Court chief justice who in 1957 wrote the Dred Scott decision, regarded as one of the most loathsome racist court decisions in U.S. history. | The measure passed

Staff (2021-06-30). New Florida Law Requires Ideology Surveys at Public Universities and Colleges. truthout.org Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the rising star of all conservative rising stars,

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her Sister's Life. truthout.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical he…

Staff (2021-06-30). Canada's Indigenous Genocide Is Ongoing. truthout.org The recovery of mass and unmarked graves at former Indian residential school sites in recent weeks has released a deluge of outrage and grief across the settler colony known as Canada. Horrifying truths are being unearthed that reveal the treachery by which Canadian governments, churches and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) originally stole — and continue to steal — Indigenous lands. | I say recoveries because these are not new discoveries; this particular form of genocide unleashed against Indigenous children…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-30). What real justice will look like. workers.org Derek Chauvin, the white police officer convicted of lynching 46-year-old George Floyd May 25, 2020, was sentenced June 25 in Minneapolis, Minn., to 22 1/2 years in prison. Chauvin faced upwards of 40 years when a jury unanimously convicted him in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree . . . |

_____ (2021-06-30). The Descent Into (Utter) Madness. strategic-culture.org The assault on language is an integral component of the unrelenting warfare being waged for the conquest and control of the mind, Stephen Karganovic writes. | Little wonder that here and there sanity nostalgia is gripping the Western world, at least those isolated portions of it that are not internalising the sinister "new normal." But it is seemingly to no avail. All commanding positions are firmly in the hands of lunatics, who are determined to turn a once great and exemplary civilisation into an asylum. | As George Orwell has taught us, language manipulation is at the frontline (yes, I have just broken one of…

_____ (2021-06-30). 500+ Groups Rally On Capitol Hill Demanding End To 'Outrageous' Fossil Fuel Subsidies. popularresistance.org As high temperatures persisted in both the Northeast and Pacific Northwest—which experts and activists have connected to the climate emergency—campaigners with hundreds of progressive and green groups joined Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the rally in Washington, D.C.

MANO Magazine (2021-06-30). 'I Carry You with Me': A Gay Mexican Immigrant Love Story. latinorebels.com Documentary filmmaker Heidi Ewing's first fiction film, 'I Carry You with Me' tells the story of two gay Mexican immigrants' journey to New York City…

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-30). Mexican Rapper Audry Funk Sings for the Immigrants of NYC. latinorebels.com The music of Mexican-born rapper Audry Funk is a mix of feminism, philosophy, and body positive messages. Her new song is about the immigrant experience in the neighborhoods of New York City. | Born Audry Bustos Diaz, she began singing in a reggae group. Only when she began her career in philosophy did she start rapping. Her rap has always been laced with political messages.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Trump kicks off Republican campaign for 2022 midterm elections with fascistic rant in Ohio. wsws.org In his first campaign-style rally since the attempted coup of January 6, the would-be Fàºhrer demanded that the Republican Party be purged of his critics, attacked socialism and agitated against immigrants.

news.un (2021-06-30). Migrant worker numbers rise by five million: ILO. news.un.org The number of international migrant workers has increased from 164 to 169 million, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, noting a marked rise in the number of young people seeking opportunities abroad, too.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Britain's pseudo-left promotes corporatism in Jacobs Douwe Egberts "fire and rehire" dispute. wsws.org The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party have worked to bolster Unite the union's authority, conceal its pro-capitalist programme and block the development of a socialist strategy to fight JDE's offensive.

Philip Giraldi (2021-06-30). Who Stole the People's Money? globalresearch.ca

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. counterpunch.org Open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Senator Chuck Schumer: Readers of the Washington Post this past Sunday, many of whom work at least a 40-hour week with short vacations, were informed by reporter Paul Kane about the large number of recess days the Senate and the House are taking this summer. In the midst of

Angela (2021-06-30). Thursday 7/1: Tell Pelosi: Take Action for Palestine. indybay.org 90 7th St, San Francisco…

Staff (2021-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack Protesters, U.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil War, Russia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military Drill, Israel's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAE, Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court, COVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life Expectancy, Vaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVID, Pfizer & Moderna Vaccin…

Linda Ereikat (2021-06-30). Carrying Palestine's grief . electronicintifada.net We are all birds, hoping to fly home.

Allan Fisher (2021-06-30). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Ed Grystar (2021-06-30). Liberals and Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight for National Single Payer Medicare for All. counterpunch.org The last few years have seen "Medicare for All" go from a pipedream to a household phrase. Yet now, the movement is floundering with lack of clear leadership, with self-appointed spokespeople in Congress and activist groups pushing a puzzling state-based approach. Decades of a movement based on educating the public about the merits of a

BALASPL (2021-06-30). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

_____ (2021-06-30). The Chinese Miracle, Revisited. strategic-culture.org Western exceptionalists may continue to throw a fit 24/7 ad infinitum: that will not change the course of history, Pepe Escobar writes. | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) centennial takes place this week at the heart of an incandescent geopolitical equation. | China, the emerging superpower, is back to the global prominence it enjoyed throughout centuries of recorded history, while the declining Hegemon is paralyzed by the "existential challenge" posed to its fleeting, unilateral dominance. | A mindset of full spectrum confrontation already sketched in the 2017 U.S. National Security Review is sliding fast into…

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-30). The Insanity of Militarism From McCain to Flynn and Biden. counterpunch.org During the US war in Vietnam, a protester in Providence, Rhode Island set up a tiger cage and lamented that approaching the middle of the decade of the 1970s it was impossible to garner any significant protest against that war from which the US had withdrawn ground troops in 1973. The Vietnam War ended in

Ralph Nader (2021-06-30). Leaves Must Be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck. zcomm.org Staying on the job could let Democrats draw vivid kitchen-table distinctions between them and the corporatist Wall Street over Main Street Republicans…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Let the Vandalism Begin: Australia's Adani Strikes Coal. asia-pacificresearch.com

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. dissidentvoice.org From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. Biliously, the former top aide to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had scorned the now former UK Health Secretary in a performance before MPs …

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK rail workers strike against pay restraint and inferior terms and conditions. wsws.org The disputes are primarily in opposition to pay restraint, an attack facilitated by the RMT's participation with the government in the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, alongside the other rail unions, at the start of the pandemic.

Lydia DePillis (2021-06-30). This company got a $10 million PPP loan, then closed its plant and moved manufacturing jobs to Mexico. nationofchange.org Many American businesses received millions in federal pandemic aid intended to protect workers, but exploited loopholes and rule changes to lay off those employees anyway.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-06-30). The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. latinorebels.com Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government's handling of the COVID pandemic.

Editor (2021-06-30). Capitalism is on life support. We have a decision to make. mronline.org Canadians won't settle for a return to how things were before the pandemic. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant surge explodes claims that the pandemic is over in the US. wsws.org For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.

news.un (2021-06-30). COVID-19 impact on tourism could deal $4 trillion blow to global economy: UN report. news.un.org The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism could result in a more than $4 trillion loss to the global economy, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a report issued jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-30). Australia talks but will politicians listen? greenleft.org.au ABC's Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people's lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isacc Nellist.

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan, beginning Ethnic Cleansing Drive. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Tuesday evening, Israeli security forces cracked down on Palestinian protesters in Silwan just south of the Old City of Jerusalem when the latter engaged in protests against the demolition by Israel of a commercial complex, including a butcher shop, in the region. …

Juan Cole (2021-06-30). Ethnic Cleansing Drive. zcomm.org Israeli Forces Demolish Shop, Homes of Palestinians in Jerusalem's Silwan…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Supreme Court again shields corporations that violate human rights abroad. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled claims that US-based corporations sponsored and purchased agricultural products from plantations that use child slaves cannot be the basis of lawsuits for compensation under the Alien Tort Statute.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-06-30). An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can't Swallow. counterpunch.org College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to U.S. Supreme Court decisions. College football coaches normally don't pay much attention to much of anything outside their coaching lanes. They've become notorious for their single-minded focus on the gridiron. But coaches have been paying attention to the nation's High Court this week because the Supremes

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-30). No child safe under Israel's rule of terror. electronicintifada.net May attack on Gaza was "most fearful" one yet.

Jeff Abbott (2021-06-30). The Other Americans: Guatemala's Far Right Seeks Amnesty for War Crimes. progressive.org The proposed amnesty for the Guatemalan military comes as a blow to the families who have continued to search for their loved ones, especially Indigenous victims of the war.

Jim Hightower (2021-06-30). The GOP Is Trying to Outlaw Democracy. otherwords.org Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. "The louder he talked of his honor," said Emerson, "the faster we counted our spoons." | That's my reaction to the cacophony of phony piety arising from Republican governors and legislators who are trying to enact more than 250 new state laws to stop Black, Latino, Asian-American, Indigenous, and other non-Caucasian voters from casting ballots. | They proclaim that they're not racists, only crusaders protecting the "sanctity of the vote." | Really? So why are they speci…

_____ (2021-06-30). Wall Street Sharks Are Out to Privatize, Commodify, and Profit From Our Water. commondreams.org "We will not celebrate stolen Indigenous land and stolen Indigenous lives," said advocacy group Idle No More.

_____ (2021-06-30). Indigenous-Led Action Outside White House Urges Biden to 'Protect People, Not Polluters'. commondreams.org Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that "free market" capitalism requires.

_____ (2021-06-30). Calls to Cancel Canada Day and Secure Justice for Indigenous People After Mass Graves Found. commondreams.org "It is past time to change course and start repairing the damage done. Disavowing and ending the lethal strikes program is both a human rights and racial justice imperative in meeting these commitments."

_____ (2021-06-30). As the Honduran Coup Turns 12, Human Life Is No More a Priority Than It Was Then. commondreams.org Protesters are calling on the president and Congress to "prioritize climate justice, racial justice, Indigenous rights, housing justice, and transit justice in the infrastructure discussions."

_____ (2021-06-30). Neoliberalism Has Depended on Huge Levels of Government Support for Its Entire Existence. commondreams.org "Amazon's bogus motion is—at least in part—meant to deter people who might enter public service from making public statements criticizing unrepentant monopolists. Do not be deterred."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Ridiculous': Amazon Derided for Calling on Lina Khan to Recuse From Antitrust Probes. commondreams.org "Today is a blow to survivors everywhere, who deserve so much better than this."

_____ (2021-06-30). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? popularresistance.org When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and education, and is considered the safest country in Central America. | Since Daniel Ortega…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). As US Pivots from Afghanistan to Yemen, Al-Mahrah Copes with Increasing Military Presence. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN —Eastern Yemen has been largely spared the country's grueling six-year war, with U.S. military personnel in the region, once a rare sight, garnering little more than a curious stare from the passing onlooker. But a new sense of anxiety has settled over the residents of the eastern Al-Mahrah Province amid stories…

Marc Norton (2021-06-30). Biden and Trump: No COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Workers. counterpunch.org During his campaign for the Presidency, Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to: Establish and enforce health and safety standards for workplaces… The Trump Administration should immediately release and enforce an Emergency Temporary Standard… to give employers and frontline employees specific, enforceable guidance on what to do to reduce the spread of COVID." Biden

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teachers with Long COVID face victimisation. wsws.org There are two million cases of Long COVID in England, that is people still suffering symptoms more than 12 weeks after infection…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Fiji overwhelmed by spiralling COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org Fiji's authoritarian regime is pursuing the criminal strategy of "herd immunity," concentrating on "mitigation" rather than eliminating the COVID-19 virus.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). DR Congo Celebrates 61 Years of Independence From Belgium. telesurenglish.net On June 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrates 61 years of its independence from Belgium and the election of Patrice Lumumba as its first Prime Minister. | RELATED: | For the second year in a row, the Congolese will not celebrate this national holiday by performing any rallies or ceremonies because of an exponential rise in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates have left the country vulnerable to the most…

David Heller (2021-06-30). Ivermectin's Success in Battling COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teacher with Long COVID : "The government decided to go for herd immunity, they knew they were putting us at risk. They're quite happy to reduce the population." wsws.org "Being able to kick a football with my daughter would be amazing. Long COVID is life changing. You lose who you are."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

teleSUR (2021-06-30). One Million Cubans Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) announced that one million citizens have completed the three-dose COVID-19 vaccination schedule and at least two million people have been administrated the first dose of Sovereign 02 or Abdala vaccines. | RELATED: | MINSAP Epidemiology Director Francisco Duran explained that a high vaccination coverage lowers the overall amount of virus able to spread in the population, which will a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 …

Editor (2021-06-30). A crumb from the G-7 table. mronline.org The G-7 meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-Covid vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. | June 30, 2021…

news.un (2021-06-30). Women must no longer be 'squeezed into a small corner', landmark Forum declares. news.un.org In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day "landmark effort" in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambitious investments and policies to bridge the chasm between where women stand in the world today, and where they should be, by 2030.

Bri M. (2021-06-30). Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal. thenation.com Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-30). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

teleSUR (2021-06-30). African Union Welcomes Ethiopia's Ceasefire in Tigray Region. telesurenglish.net The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday welcomed the Ethiopian government's unilateral humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict-ht Tigray region. | RELATED: | On Monday, President Sahle-Work Zewde's administration announced a unilateral ceasefire in the country's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state. This decision followed a request by the Tigray regional state interim…

John Washington (2021-06-30). The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria. thenation.com The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria…

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Book on CPC history to be published in English. ecns.cn A book on the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will soon be published in English by the Central Compilation and Translation Press.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Almost half of Australia's population under lockdown measures as Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org Australian governments have been compelled to adopt the limited public health measures, amid widespread popular anger and what epidemiologists describe as a "perfect storm" for infection spread.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Brief recollections of World War II—by the son of a Soviet military leader and Left Oppositionist murdered by Stalin: Part 2. wsws.org This is the second part of Yuri Primakov's recollections of the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45. He experienced the war as a teenager and is now 94 years old.

_____ (2021-06-30). Coming Out Against Imperialism. popularresistance.org In the 1970s, pioneering gay activists in the US and Britain saw the fight against homophobia as part of a much broader struggle — one which linked Pride to the cause of liberating the world's oppressed peoples.

Editor (2021-06-30). The dishonest blame game of retail store closures and crime. mronline.org Reporters who parrot corporate claims of out-of-control theft play into a narrative that benefits big business and perpetuates carceral policies. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

sputniknews (2021-06-30). Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez Rules Out Possibility of Independence Referendum in Catalonia. sputniknews.com MADRID (Sputnik) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ruled out the possibility of a referendum on the self-determination of Catalonia in an address to the lower house one week after pardoning the leaders who organised the previous, unauthorised plebiscite.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). China Is Declared a Malaria-Free Country. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially granted China a malaria-free certification as a token of celebration of the country's successful elimination of the disease after 70 years of its struggles against malaria. | RELATED: | From 30 million malaria cases in the 1940s, China brought down that number over the last decades, to finally achieve no cases in the last four years. | "Today we congratulate t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-30). NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic NATO began its annual Dynamnic Mongoose anti-submarine warfare exercise on June 28 off the coast of Norway in what the military bloc deems the High North: the Arctic region, which it has identified as its domain since 2009. (As it has the Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea and …

WSWS (2021-06-30). United Auto Workers union announces end to mask requirements in auto plants. wsws.org The move will almost certainly increase infections both in the plants and in surrounding communities in the coming weeks and months.

_____ (2021-06-30). Stopping The Logging Of Redwoods in Jackson State Forest. popularresistance.org The once overwhelming culture of work in the woods and the mills of our counties is greatly diminished, as is the number of jobs and mills. The Trail Stewards circulated a petition that in a very short period of time was signed by more than five thousand supporters. It called for a moratorium on logging, for cultural & tribal sovereignty, unified ecosystem restoration, climate change mitigation and environmentally sustainable economics.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-30). China: We Won't Stop Supporting the Venezuelan People & Rejecting Foreign Interference. orinocotribune.com This June 28, Venezuela and the People's Republic of China celebrated 47 years of their comprehensive bilateral strategic partnership and the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. In a ceremony at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas, the ambassador of the Asian nation in Venezuelan territory, Li Baorong, assured that both countries will continue to support each other on fundamental issues. "China will not change its policy of solidarity and cooperation with Venezuela," he said. | "It will not change the principle of supporting the Venezuelan people in the search for the path of development with th…

sputniknews (2021-06-30). Hundreds of South Korean 5G Users Reportedly Launch Lawsuit Against Mobile Providers. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 500 mobile users of 5G filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday against the country's three largest providers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — over dissatisfactory quality of the services, Yonhap reported citing the plaintiffs' lawyer.

Steven Rosenfeld (2021-06-30). As republicans stall election reform in the US Senate, democracy comes under greater strain. nationofchange.org Both parties are vying to change who votes and how ballots are cast.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). The Palestinians' Inalienable Right to Resist. libya360.wordpress.com Louis Allday Extract from a design by Ismail Shammout We remembered all the miseries, all the injustices, our people and the conditions they lived, the coldness with which world opinion looks at our cause, and so we felt that we will not permit them to crush us. We will defend ourselves and our revolution by…

Ashley Curtin (2021-06-30). New animal rights bill includes series of protections for elephants against zoo captivity in UK. nationofchange.org "[UK's forthcoming elephant] legislation is testimony to this work and key to forcing us to examine how we treat animals for the sake of our entertainment and so-called education."

Bob Lord (2021-06-30). Peter Thiel's $5 Billion Roth IRA: Only the Size is News. counterpunch.org Following up on their blockbuster reporting on the paltry income tax payments of America's top billionaires, ProPublica has exposed the billionaire stuffing of Roth IRAs. PayPal founder Peter Thiel, according to ProPublica, started a Roth IRA with a contribution of less than $2,000 in 1999 and enjoyed tax-free gains that ballooned to $5 billion by

Erica Etelson (2021-06-30). The seven deadly sins of politi-speak. nationofchange.org Here's what I've learned: Academic and activist jargon and concepts obscure more than they clarify, and alienate more than they attract people to the cause.

Editor (2021-06-30). Hundreds of more unmarked graves discovered in residential school in Canada. mronline.org The Cowessess First Nation said that at least 600 unmarked graves have been discovered on the grounds of what used to be the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Peter Certo (2021-06-30). In OtherWords: June 30, 2021. otherwords.org Soon, tens of millions of American families will get an unusually direct federal benefit: cash deposited directly into their bank accounts. | As part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats last March, the vast majority of Americans with kids with get an expanded Child Tax Credit, or CTC. Starting July 15 and going till the end of the year, most families with children in the United States will start receiving $250 to $300 monthly payments for each child they have. | This week in OtherWords, Karen Dolan explains this historic new benefit, which will reduce child poverty by half while it continues — a…

Josh Frank (2021-06-30). Dinosaur Jr. — Live on KEXP at Home. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-06-30). Can Civilization be Regenerated? counterpunch.org In its simplest meaning, regeneration is about recreating something useful and vital, including civilization, that humans or unknown forces have diminished or destroyed. The Atlantis Plato, 427 — 347 BCE, lived at a time of peril. He grew up in Athens during the last twenty-three years of the Peloponnesian War. Things did not look good.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Nurses at HCA hospitals across the US have held pickets to protest staffing levels, while air traffic controllers in Argentina staged a one-day strike on June 26 over wages.

Farhang Jahanpour (2021-06-30). America wants to be known in Mideast as Champion of Free Speech, so Why is it Censoring Iranian Websites? juancole.com Oxford (Special to Informed Comment) — The Bureau of Industry and Security, an agency of the United States Department of Justice, in a statement on Tuesday 22 June announced that it had seized 33 websites and news outlets used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU), and another three run by the "Iran-backed" …

WSWS (2021-06-30). Biden promotes pro-corporate, bipartisan infrastructure plan in Wisconsin speech. wsws.org Beginning to address the decades of malign neglect of basic infrastructure is seen as critical in strengthening the home front in order to conduct economic warfare and prepare for potential military conflict against China.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UAW releases evasive "update" to striking Volvo workers, while continuing to black out struggle nationally. wsws.org The letter from soon-to-be UAW President Ray Curry contained no concrete information on what the UAW has been discussing behind closed doors with the company, except that the company has refused to budge from its demands.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Singer Jim Morrison's Collected Works published prior to the 50th anniversary of his death. wsws.org HarperCollins has published The Collected Works of Jim Morrison, which includes previously unpublished poems and other writings of the songwriter and vocalist of the popular 1960s rock band The Doors.

Peter Bolton (2021-06-30). Biden's Infrastructure Deal Shows How 'Bipartisanship' is a DC Codeword for Continuation of the Center-Right Status quo. counterpunch.org President Biden recently announced that his administration has struck a deal with senators on the long-touted infrastructure bill that he had promised voters during his 2020 presidential campaign. He seemed particularly pleased by the fact that senators from both of the major parties had agreed to the deal. He said that the development reminded him

WSWS (2021-06-30). More warnings of significant water damage prior to collapse of Surfside, Florida condo come to light. wsws.org The number of confirmed dead increased to 12 on Tuesday as rescue workers continued their urgent task of digging through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South. 149 residents are still considered missing.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Support striking Volvo workers in the United States! wsws.org It is critical to mobilise workers around the world to break the isolation of 3,000 Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia, who have now been on strike for three weeks.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). King Msawati May Have Fled Swaziland, but the Pro-Democracy Struggle is Far from Over. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Residents from Siphofaneni constituency (Lubombo region) march for democracy in Swaziland, defying protests ban by the Mswati autocracy. Photo: CPS While the government has denied reports about the King fleeing from the country, it has not convinced the banned opposition political parties who have been mobilizing over the last couple of weeks in…

Moderator (2021-06-30). America's $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Safer. scheerpost.com Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation Management Command, U.S. Army / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung / TomDispatch President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the… |

Adriana Cadena (2021-06-30). Getting Out of Poverty Shouldn't Be About Luck. otherwords.org I grew up in a poor, undocumented family. I was lucky — we got our legal residency, I got an education, and now I have a good job. But no one should have to count on luck. | Here's my story and what I've learned. | My dad came to the U.S. to work through the I was five years old, but I remember the heat, the exhaustion, the fear, and the hope. When we first…

WSWS (2021-06-30). As Delta variant spreads, Southern California schools plan full reopening of schools this fall. wsws.org Under conditions in which all children under 12 years old remain unvaccinated and the Delta variant is spreading throughout California, the moves to fully reopen schools are criminal and will lead to an unknown number of infections and deaths throughout the region.

Ken Bouley (2021-06-30). The Myths of Point Reyes: Legality, History and Economy. counterpunch.org This is part two of a three-part series on this multi-faceted and important issue. Part one, which explored the myths of Stewardship, Perpetuity, and Creation, can be found here. Myth of Legality Somewhat related to the myth of perpetuity is the myth of legality. When the federal government bought the ranchlands in the 60's

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant of coronavirus fuels rise in cases in Europe. wsws.org European governments' stated policy is to rely on belated vaccination programs to blunt the spread of the virus, rejecting social distancing measures that would impact corporate profits.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-30). On Vargas Llosa and Putrid Liberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro Garcia Linera "Neoliberalism is degenerating into a complex neo-fascism," writes Alvaro Garcia Linera. All things age: living organisms, people, and ideas. It is the tough reality of the second law of thermodynamics. But there are dignified ways to do it, staying true to the principles at which the zenith of one's existence was reached,…

The Global Research Team (2021-06-30). How to Challenge Online Censorship. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | For much of this year, independent media — including Global Research — has felt the sting of increased online censorship", in the form of a "crackdown on news that challenges official government narratives". | We started publishing almost 20 …

Khalil Bendib (2021-06-30). In Need of Repair and Reparations. otherwords.org Get the full-res version

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family can be safely returned to Sri Lanka and that they do not meet the refugee criteria. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

Janet Parker (2021-06-30). Do not let the Murugappan family be deported to danger. greenleft.org.au The federal government insists that the Murugappan family do not meet the refugee criteria and can be safely returned to Sri Lanka. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

James K. Galbraith (2021-06-30). The G7 Vaccine Charade. zcomm.org The US and Europe are offering low- and middle-income countries crumbs, so that they can protect their billionaires, their pharmaceutical lobbies, and their campaign contributions…

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

Nora De La Cour (2021-06-30). Coal Miners Strike in Alabama: 'Warrior Met Coal Ain't Got No Soul!'. zcomm.org Democrats should take every opportunity to join with labor in challenging the corporations that trample over workers and the planet alike in their unquenchable thirst for profit…

April M. Short (2021-06-30). People in LA are feeding each other the food that would be wasted. zcomm.org "I want to encourage people to get up and do something. If you're tired of the way things look and you're tired of the way things are, then what are you really doing about it? We actually have a lot of power."

teleSUR (2021-06-30). St. Vincent & The Grenadines: La Soufriere Volcano Remains Calm. telesurenglish.net According to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), the geological activity of the Soufriere volcano, which is located on the island of St. Vincent in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, has been steadily decreasing since its last explosion on April 22. | RELATED: | Photographs taken by MVO scientist Adam Stinton confirm that La Soufriere has not spewed lava or formed a new dome in recent weeks. | "That's…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-30). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

Zoà´ Carpenter (2021-06-30). Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'. thenation.com Extreme Heat in Portland Is an 'Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster'

Aída Chávez (2021-06-30). The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal. thenation.com The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal…

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-06-30). The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story. thenation.com The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story…

Noah Flora (2021-06-30). In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution. thenation.com In the Archive of the Filipino Revolution…

Chris McGreal (2021-06-30). Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price. thenation.com Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-30). 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'. thenation.com 'We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn't Want to Remember'

Josh Gosfield (2021-06-30). Celebrating the Holidays. thenation.com Celebrating the Holidays…

James J. Zogby (2021-06-30). Netanyahu Is Out but Nothing Has Changed. globalresearch.ca

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-30). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-30). Wednesday 7/7: Voting Rights Now! Sidewalk Rally for Democracy in Pacifica. indybay.org Intersection of CA-1 and Reina Del Mar @ 1 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-30). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

Otis Maclay (2021-06-30). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

Revolution Books (2021-06-30). Sunday 7/4: Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion – Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

William Janeway (2021-06-30). Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One. indybay.org During the four years of the Trump Administration, the attack on state capacity accelerated in new ways. On the one hand, any existing element of the Federal Government that could be deemed concerned with responding to climate change was proposed for liquidation, as was the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-30). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-30). ILWU & Fight Against Zionist Shipping Line ZIM In Oakland & West Coast. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 retired member Jack Heyman is interviewed about the struggle against the Israeli shipping line ZIM and the action by ILWU longshore workers in Oakland and the West Coast to abide by picket lines.

Mike Elk (2021-06-30). Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against NewsGuild over Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up. indybay.org Independent reporter Mike Elk has sued the CWA NewsGuild for retaliation for exposing the president of the Pittsburgh, PA local who was a sexual predator and engaged in misconduct.

LaborFest (2021-06-30). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-30). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz (in the open area south of the foot bridge)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-30). Imperial teams win big at Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition. imperial.ac.uk Two student teams from Imperial have scooped prizes at this year's Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.

Malik Miah (2021-06-30). United States: What Juneteenth means in the battle for equality. greenleft.org.au Juneteenth (June 19) has finally become a national holiday in the United States. Malik Miah looks at its origins and what it represents in the struggle for Black liberation.

Steve O'Brien (2021-06-30). Hamilton Community Pantry saved for now. greenleft.org.au An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O' Brien.

Tim Gooden (2021-06-30). Video: Christy Cain on Svitzer Australia dispute — 'A blue we've got to have'. greenleft.org.au Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-30). Australia talks but will politicians listen? greenleft.org.au The ABC's While the questions can be, and were, framed to elicit specific responses, the survey results are interesting in so far as they provide a snap shot of opinion on some important (and some less so) topics. For social change activists it's food for thought.

Robert Koehler (2021-06-30). Politically Correct Racism. zcomm.org So a major component of the latest manifestation of racism is that white people are its victims…

Rodrigo Nunes (2021-06-30). Organizing in the midnight hour. zcomm.org Interview on a new approach to the problems of power and organization to help confront climate catastrophe…

Jamal Abdi (2021-06-30). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. zcomm.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). Iraqi Armed Group Vows To Shot Down US Warplanes In Response To Recent Strikes. southfront.org Official logo of Saraya Awli'a al-Dam. | An Iraqi armed group calling itself Saraya Awli'a al-Dam [the Custodian of Blood Regiments] has reportedly vowed to shot down US warplanes in response to the Four fighters of the PMU were killed as a result of the US strikes. Unidentified f…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-30). New Video Shows Road Accident Between Russian, US Forces In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from the road accident video. | On June 30, the The video shows a US International MaxxPro MRAB [Mine Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicle that had hit a Russian BTR-82a armored personnel carrier from the side. The accident was apparently minor as both vehicles appeared to be intact in th…

_____ (2021-06-30). Progressives Decry 'Foolish and Dangerous' Approach of White House Climate Memo. commondreams.org "We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.

_____ (2021-06-30). Exposé Showing 'Inappropriately Close' FDA, Biogen Collaboration Prompts Demand for IG Probe. commondreams.org How the events of 2009 in Honduras shaped my worldview.

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-06-30). Clyburn Intervention Seen as Latest Salvo in Dem Establishment's Bid to Stop Nina Turner. commondreams.org It would have been possible for Chipotle to avoid raising its burrito prices by paying its executives less. But Chipotle decided otherwise.

_____ (2021-06-30). Loony Economics: Republicans Blame Democrats for the Rise in Chipotle Burrito Prices. commondreams.org The revelations "paint a damning picture of drug regulators who surrendered their independence and objectivity," said Public Citizen's Michael Carome.

_____ (2021-06-30). Over 110 Groups Urge Biden to End Unlawful Lethal Strikes. commondreams.org Campus 'red scare' takes Florida back to the '50s.

_____ (2021-06-30). Maine Sets Example With 'Country's Strongest' Facial Recognition Ban. commondreams.org "This is not a bold agenda, it is technocratic market-speak that is decades out of date."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'This Is the Climate Emergency': Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121 ∞F. commondreams.org The good news is that the U.S. public is not only increasingly aware of the inexcusable inadequacies and inequalities in our water system but also increasingly outraged.

_____ (2021-06-30). Florida's Shameful, Recent Past Echoes in Desantis War on Academic Freedom. commondreams.org "Nina Turner is surging and the big money interests are pulling out all the stops to defeat her."

_____ (2021-06-30). 'Bombshell' Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Action by Congress. commondreams.org &nbsp…

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news.un (2021-06-29). Malian authorities urged to 'break the cycle of impunity' for human rights violations. news.un.org Rampant impunity for human rights violations in Mali is posing serious risks for the protection of civilians in the West African country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

Morning Star (2021-06-29). Chinese Communists prepare for 100th birthday, take stock of achievements. peoplesworld.org The Communist Party of China (CPC) remains committed to serving the country's 1.4 billion people, the party's Central Committee said this weekend as it prepares to celebrate the centenary of its founding this week on July 1. The 91 million-strong Marxist party has led China through a transformation that took it from an impoverished nation …

Editor (2021-06-29). Alfred Sohn-Rethel — 'Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology'. mronline.org Upon reading Sohn-Rethel it becomes clear that his work is important for contemporary debates on ecology, the Marxist critique of science and debates on post-revolutionary societies such as the former Soviet Union. | June 29, 2021…

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-29). Israel's damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip. juancole.com By Rasha Kaloti " — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families …

BALASPL (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-06-29). Does Socialism Have a PR Problem? counterpunch.org New York's second-largest city, Buffalo, has essentially elected a socialist mayor. India Walton, who calls herself "very proud" to be a democratic socialist, swept past incumbent mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary race on June 22. Walton's victory is reminiscent of recent shocking election upsets where self-proclaimed socialists, particularly in the state of

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-29). Gunboat Diplomacy will not Revive Britain's Fading Power, Whatever Boris Johnson Thinks. counterpunch.org In the months before the first Gulf War in 1991 my late friend Christopher Hitchens took part in a television encounter in which he demolished the actor Charlton Heston who strongly supported the bombing of Iraq. Hitchens asked Heston to name the countries clockwise starting from Kuwait which shared a common border with Iraq. "Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Russia, Iran," responded Heston, a list which must have come as a big surprise to the Russians and Bahrainis.

The Conversation (2021-06-29). How colonialism's legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today. juancole.com By Patrick Greiner | — ( The Conversation ) — While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations' economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South remained largely impoverished. Today, all that burning of oil, coal and natural gas has warmed the planet toward dangerous levels, and science shows that …

_____ (2021-06-29). UAE Company Cracks Down On 'Block The Boat' Picket Line In Canada. popularresistance.org A small town in northern British Columbia was recently the backdrop for a chilling display of how Emirati influence and power can be used to attempt to suppress popular support for Palestine. On June 14, Prince Rupert was the scene of a Block The Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship that had been chased away from Oakland. For a day and a half, members of ILWU 505 had respected the picket line and the Volans had sat idle. Eventually, an emergency injunction was granted, and the Volans was finally unloaded and left for Shanghai, China.

Angela (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Angela (2021-06-29). Sunday 6/27: #Demilitarize: Los Angeles to Palestine (Divest from Weapons Manufacturing). indybay.org Boeing | 1916 E Imperial Hwy, El Segundo, CA | (On the corner of PCH & Imperial Hwy)…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Prime witness in Assange case admits to lying, details expose misleading indictment. peoplesdispatch.org Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted hacker and one of the prime witnesses in the US indictment against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated his testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-29). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-06-29). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Ricardo Carnevali (2021-06-29). øQué pasará con Assange tras una década de persecución y con pruebas que se caen? globalizacion.ca Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, testigo clave en el proceso del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos contra Julian Assange, confesó en una entrevista concedida al periódico islandés Stumdin que mintió en sus declaraciones utilizadas por las autoridades de Washington para armar…

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment. orinocotribune.com A maj ≠or wit ≠n ≠ess in the United States' Depart ≠ment of Justice ca ≠se against Ju ≠li ≠an Assange has admitted to fabricat ≠ing key accusati ≠ons in the indict ≠ment against the Wiki ≠leaks found ≠er. | A major witness in the United States' Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published…

Juan Cole (2021-06-29). Iraqi Shiite Militias hit back at US Bases in Syria after Biden Air Raids; Why does US have Bases in Syria? Why Hasn't it Left Iraq? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds reports that Shiite militias in Syria fired several rockets or artillery shells at the US military base in the al-'Umar oil field in Deir al-Zor province in southeastern Syria on Monday evening, in response to Sunday's US bombing raids on Iraqi Shiite militias on the Syria-Iraq border. There were …

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support grows for US Volvo Trucks strike among Indian workers. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to auto workers in Sriperumbudur in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu who supported striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia.

sputniknews (2021-06-29). 'Enough Already': Allies Flee Fujimori Camp as Peru Ballot Recount Attempt Hits Fourth Week. sputniknews.com Across Latin America, left-wing political movements are again on the rise, in many cases led by indigenous figures who have united the struggles of indigenous campesinos and urban industrial workers against pro-business governments friendly toward Washington.

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-29). "Stop the Steal" Campaign by Losing Candidate in Peru Must Come to an End. cepr.net MarketWatch See article on original site Peru is currently facing a serious problem following its June 6 presidential election that is similar to what we had in the US in November. The losing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is refusing to accept the results. Like Trump, she claims without evidence that it was stolen. Keiko Fujimori is …

Editor (2021-06-29). Hunger and food production in Nicaragua: how do we feed the people? mronline.org As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure food sovereignty in the face of sanctions. | June 29, 2021…

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-29). Biden's Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments. progressive.org Climate activists and Indigenous leaders continue the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which is a violation of Indigenous treaties, human rights, and the planet.

WSWS (2021-06-29). 751 unmarked graves discovered at Canadian residential school site in Saskatchewan. wsws.org The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the Marieval Indian Residential School sheds light, yet again, on Canadian capitalism's brutal, inhumane treatment of the indigenous population.

Allan Fisher (2021-06-29). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: America's Plan to Annex and Invade Canada. globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca The fear campaign has one again gone into high gear. | Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating the "dangerous" Covid variant entitled "Delta". | First identified last year in India, The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant was "thought to …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. warisacrime.org Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs. Matteo Salvini of …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. zcomm.org The political tide has recently turned against nationalism and, consequently, possibilities have re-emerged for addressing global problems on a global basis…

Jay Janson (2021-06-29). China and Russia Quiet about US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East and Africa. dissidentvoice.org The world facing desperate situations of climate change, planetary degradation and nuclear war preparation desperately needs protection from inhumane deceiving war promoting Western media, and from where shall it come if not from the bountiful and powerful two great designated adversaries of the Western powers, China, the world's most populous nation and largest economy, and …

_____ (2021-06-29). US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, BBC) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China's Hubei province last year, it has never enjoyed as much mainstream credibility as it has in recent months.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-29). Adani Strikes Coal. counterpunch.org He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations. But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani's Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview that his understanding of transparency was rather far from the dictionary version. When asked how the Carmichael Coal Mine

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty: Tyrants Don't Create Tyranny. Your Obedience Does. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on December 14, 2021 | People are waking up. | Art is being applied to protests. As very well demonstrated in Germany the Netherlands and Denmark — see video " …

Peter Koenig (2021-06-29). The West's Audacity of Sanctioning: The Latest Case is Belarus. dissidentvoice.org On 23 May 2021 President Lukashenko ordered the Ryanair plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, carrying his Nazi-schooled threatening opponent and activist Protasevich and his girlfriend, to be diverted to Minsk. He did so after having received a message of a bomb threat on board the plane from the Swiss e-mail provider …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-06-29). HMS Defender versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda. globalresearch.ca

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-29). Mobilizing worker power for Amazon union now! workers.org April 9 was no happy day for organized labor — or for anyone in the global working class. The National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a union representation election at Amazon in Bessemer, Ala. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union lost the vote by a 2-1 margin. . . . |

WSWS (2021-06-29). St. Louis, Missouri, Amazon worker fired after not being informed of a schedule change. wsws.org The worker has been barred from rehire at the company for a year due to circumstances beyond his control.

_____ (2021-06-29). Blinken's Mass Deception. strategic-culture.org By Stephen LENDMAN | In Rome with US imperial partners, discussions included support for ISIS and likeminded jihadists. | Defying reality like many times before, Blinken, turned truth on is head with the following remarks, saying: | The Biden regime is "commit(ted) to enduring the enduring defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (sic), including through support for ongoing stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS (sic)." | No US "stabilization" efforts exist in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. | The US and its imperial partners provide no "humanitarian aid" or other…

Pepe Escobar (2021-06-29). A Sea Painted NATO Black. globalresearch.ca

F. William Engdahl (2021-06-29). "We are Human Guinea Pigs": Alarming Casualty Rates for mRNA Vaccines Warrant Urgent Action. globalresearch.ca Official US and EU data confirm alarming numbers of deaths and permanent paralysis as well as other severe side effects from the experimental mRNA vaccines. It is now clear that we are being asked to be human guinea pigs in an experiment that could alter the human gene structure and far worse.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Rustaq district in Takhar province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured Chak district in Wardak province | On June 27, Taliban reportedly captured the city center of Mughur district in Ghazni province | On June 28, local authorities have announced the recapture of the villages of Khof Dareh, Sang Atash, Khavaki, Khosdeh and Derbi Ahoo in Farkhar district of Takhar province | On June 28, Afghan army and popular mobilizati…

Staff (2021-06-29). Venezuela Reports 1,286 New COVID-19 Cases & 13 Deaths on Sunday. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,286 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,283 are of community transmission and 3 imported, were reported in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, raising the accumulated total of infections to 269,635, while the recovery rate remains at 93%, or 250,528 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Bolivarian Government. | The report was presented Sunday, June 27, by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, during the customary daily balance provided by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of CO…

John Wojcik (2021-06-29). How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won. peoplesworld.org SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The workers at a huge meatpacking plant here with a history of caring little about whether they lived or died during the coronavirus pandemic defeated this month the company's attempt to continue crushing them, this time with wage and benefit rollbacks. Worker determination to do anything and everything to protect their livelihoods became …

Dean Baker (2021-06-29). Is Indonesia Really a Pandemic Basket Case? counterpunch.org You might think so from reading this NYT article. The piece tells readers that Indonesia had 20,000 positive cases on Thursday. Furthermore: "and the national percentage of positive Covid tests reached 14.6 percent this past week. By comparison, the weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 1.8 percent." The article also reports that

_____ (2021-06-29). Lessons From The Nation's Black Male Educators. popularresistance.org The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black men made up just 2 percent of the nation's teaching workforce, representing the lowest population group in education. | As the realities of the pandemic set in last year, many school districts in the South were chastised for taking a lackluster approach to ensuring safe reopenings for their students. | For Everton Blair, an educator and the first Black member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Board of Education, open…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Health care workers face mental health crisis as the result of pandemic disaster. wsws.org Forty-three percent of health care workers considered leaving the health care profession in 2021, according to a survey by Vivan Health.

Tikender Panwar (2021-06-29). COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be? peoplesdispatch.org The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people's participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-29). What Price "Defense"? tomdispatch.com President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or President Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s, and roughly three times what China spends on its military. Developments of the past year and a half — an ongoing pandemic, an intensifying mega-drought, white supremacy activities, and racial…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-29). In blow to GOP narrative, Missouri cut to jobless benefits not boosting hiring. nationofchange.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

news.un (2021-06-29). Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women. news.un.org As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Zoya Qureshi (2021-06-29). How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor. thenation.com How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor…

Staff (2021-06-29). Russia records highest official Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic, as nation fights sharp rise in cases of Delta variant. rt.com At least 652 people infected with coronavirus have died in Russia within the latest 24-hour recording period, government officials announced Tuesday morning. It marks the country's single most deadly day since the pandemic began. | The Covid-19 operational headquarters reported the grim milestone amid a steep rise in the number of positive tests for the infection over the past fortnight. More than 134,500 people are confirmed to have died with the virus overall since last March. | The largest number of daily deaths were recorded in Moscow, which accounted for 121 of the fatalities. The capital has consistently…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-29). Report on First Phase of PSUV Primaries Process—21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, June 27, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) experienced an unprecedented process of strengthening its internal participatory democracy. The PSUV bases had the opportunity to nominate freely, and according to a policy that guarantees gender parity to their candidates in the upcoming regional and municipal elections. As planned, more than 14,000 Bolívar Chávez Battle Units (UBCH) were organized in assemblies and began the nomination procedure previously defined by PSUV's Electoral Commission. | In the final stretch of the day, the First Vice President of the PSUV, Diosdado Cabello Rondón, r…

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-29). Amid Nuclear Talks, Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict with Iran. democracynow.org Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the U.S. needs to end its "constant tit for tat" with Iran across the Middle East. "By failing to pivot away from that and instead bomb…

Staff (2021-06-29). Rep. Jamaal Bowman: We Need Climate & Racial Justice Addressed in Broader Infrastructure Package. democracynow.org As western states battle record-breaking heat waves, climate activists are calling on the Biden administration and congressional Democrats to pass an infrastructure bill that includes major investments in green energy, including a fully funded Civilian Climate Corps. President Biden says he reached a bipartisan deal with senators on a slimmed-down infrastructure spending bill, but Democrats hope to pass a second, larger infrastructure package with a budget reconciliation process that would not require any Republican votes. The bipartisan deal is "completely unacceptable" on its own, says New York Democratic Congr…

Norman Solomon (2021-06-29). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

South Front (2021-06-29). Video: Syria's Greater Idlib and Al Qaeda Affiliates. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-06-29). 'Turning right, repressing left': How Venezuela's Maduro shifted course. mronline.org In the face of a prolonged and deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela's government has embarked on a "turn to the right" in economic policy, while resorting to repression against the left. | June 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-29). New York City to move 8,000 homeless people from hotels to crowded shelters, ending COVID-19 prevention program. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort will jeopardize the health of homeless people to free hotel rooms for tourists.

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-29). FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). COVID-19 origin review may not be definitive: WSJ. ecns.cn The review of the origin of the COVID-19 may not produce "a definitive explanation," said The Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). U.S. experts call for establishment of commission on evaluation of COVID-19 response: media. ecns.cn The United States should establish a commission on evaluation of its COVID-19 response, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has cited U.S. leading experts as saying.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-29). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-29). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Staff (2021-06-29). The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions. truthout.org On a Friday evening in April, the Supreme Court quietly issued a short decision that opened the floodgates for religious entities to claim an exemption from just about any law. Tandon v. Newsom didn't center on a traditionally hot-button issue like abortion or LGBTQ rights; it focused on COVID-19. While the case received little attention outside of the legal world, it marked the culmination of more than 30 years of legal strategy by Christian conservatives who have sought ever-broader leeway to flout t…

Kathy Kelly (2021-06-29). Art Against Drones. covertactionmagazine.com At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City, visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now a tranquil and architecturally intriguing promenade. Here walkers enjoy…

news.un (2021-06-29). Hospitals barely functioning, famine still looming in Ethiopia's Tigray region. news.un.org UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the uncertain situation in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region despite a ceasefire call from the Government, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions there and the potential for disease outbreaks.

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Photos: US Secret Service Agents Arrest Several Climate Change Activists Amid White House Blockade. sputniknews.com Last month, the San Francisco, California, homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) became sites of protest as over 100 young activists of the Sunrise Movement ended a 266-mile 'Generation on Fire.' The youth-led movement has now taken its demands to Capitol Hill.

Andrew Wright (2021-06-29). The corporate takeover of Detroit homes. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—According to a recent article in the business outlet Crain's, out-of-state investors are buying up houses in large quantities in the metro Detroit area. One such firm, SK Investment Group, which is based in Florida, is purchasing houses in "50-200 home bundles" to then be turned into rental properties. According to Crain's, Detroit experienced the second …

Kathy Durkin (2021-06-29). Capitalism behind fatal building disasters. workers.org Two preventable catastrophes caused by capitalist greed in housing construction occurred four years and thousands of miles apart, and in both cases the tragic loss of human life was horrendous. While Florida's building collapse is affecting a more affluent grouping in the U.S., the earlier disaster at Grenfell Tower in . . . |

Joris Leverink (2021-06-29). Organizing in the midnight hour: an interview with Rodrigo Nunes. roarmag.org People raise their fists during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Vincenzo Lullo / Shutterstock.com | With the Doomsday Clock currently set at

Olujimi Alade (2021-06-29). On defending socialism. workers.org June 7, 2021 was a meeting I have been looking forward to. It was the first time I was able to meet in person with comrades in over a year. Zoom meetings were nice and nothing like conversing face-to-face with your fellow revolutionaries. Jimi Alade at Philadelphia May Day 2021. . . . |

Michaela Malone (2021-06-29). Protesters at San Diego's Chicano Park say, "Free Leonard Peltier!" liberationnews.org he action at Chicano Park was held on the 46th anniversary of the infamous shootout at Oglala, which took place after two unidentified FBI agents invaded a farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation–resulting in the deaths of the agents and subsequent persecution of Leonard Peltier.

Global Research News (2021-06-29). Selected Articles: Radical De-Globalization: Finding Back Our Freedom and Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca By The transformation as we now know, is planned to be n…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Classified Documents Left At UK Bus Stop Outline "Thorough" Plan To Sail Through Russian Waters. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The loss and subsequent discovery at a bus stop, of all places, of documents with plans for the passage of the British Navy's Defender destroyer through Russian waters in the Black Sea is a mistake made by a "specific person." | This was stated during the hearings in the British Parliament by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Jeremy Queen."It looks like it was a mistake. I don't want to talk about something until the results of the inv…

Staff (2021-06-29). Northwest Heat Wave Is a Symptom of Terrifying Runaway Climate Feedback Loops. truthout.org The village of Lytton, British Columbia, just northeast of Vancouver, saw

Edward Curtin (2021-06-29). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time in my youthful naiveté, I would mock those who said they believed in out-of-space aliens and flying saucers. In my hubris, I even wrote an extensive academic paper saying that the popularity of science fiction and the myth of planetary escape provided by the UFO cults and the media served the …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Ethiopian Government Announces Ceasefire, As TPLF Takes Control Tigray's Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, Ethiopia's central government declared a unilateral ceasefire after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) took control of Mekelle. | The capital of the Tigray region was recaptured by the TPLF after nearly 8 months of fighting that the United Nations claims has led 350,000 people to the brink of famine. | The TPLF said it was back in control of Mekelle, and residents reported seeing troops in Tigray regional uniforms in the city for the first time si…

Maicol David Lynch (2021-06-29). Being Black and gay in the USA: Interview with dancer Diego Mugler. peoplesworld.org This is part 3 of a series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Growing up Black in the United States is not easy. Black men know all too well that their risk of being shot by police officers is much higher than that of their white male counterparts. Black transgender women are also one …

Staff (2021-06-29). AZ Will Spend Millions to Replace Voting Machines Compromised by GOP "Audit" truthout.org Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, announced on Monday that Security firms hired by the Republican-controlled Arizona state Senate were tasked with au…

Staff (2021-06-29). House Will Vote Tuesday on Removing Confederate Statues From Capitol. truthout.org Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote Tuesday on a bill that, if enacted, would remove statues of Confederate figures as well as replace the bust of a Supreme Court jurist who authored what is considered one of the worst decisions in the country's history. | The bill promoted by Democrats

Staff (2021-06-29). Biden's Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give "More Fuel" to Conflict With Iran. truthout.org Image Credit: U.S. Military Handout | Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security." The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about reviving the Iranian nuclear deal. Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian Ame…

Staff (2021-06-29). YouTube Reverses Course on "Permanent" Ban of Media Watchdog Right Wing Watch. truthout.org The media watchdog group Right Wing Watch (RWW), which monitors and publicizes the activity of far-right political organizations, was "permanently" suspended from YouTube on Monday over multiple (but unspecified) violations of the platform's community guidelines. This presumably occurred because RWW frequently reposts videos originally posted by right-wing activist groups, some of them overtly white supremacist or fascist in nature. Ironically enough, as RWW pointed out, most of those groups h…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Russia And China To Deepen Cooperation In Hopes Of "Multipolar System Of International Relations" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, a video conference took place place between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. | It coincided with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. | The Kremlin clarified that the presidents exchanged congratulations and assessed the current state and prospects for the development of strategic partnership between Russia and China.

Betsey Piette (2021-06-29). High school valedictorian defies anti-LGBTQ+ censorship. workers.org Wearing a graduation cap with rainbow colors and a militant fist, Bryce Dershem, valedictorian at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, N.J., began his June 17 commencement speech: "After I came out as queer freshman year, I felt so alone. I didn't know who to turn to for support." Voorhees . . . |

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Before Stonewall: Queer Liberation's Communist Party Roots. orinocotribune.com By C.J. Atkins — Jun 24, 2021 | The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and '70s—wouldn't exist without the Communist Party USA. | That might sound like a big claim to make, but it was Communist ideology and political strategy that provided the theoretical and practical architecture of the earliest effort to win gay equality in the United States—the Mattachine Society, a group whose ideas underpinned all the struggles and victories in the country that have been won over the past half century. Without them, there wo…

Staff (2021-06-29). Sudden death of bitcoin billionaire leaves behind controversial crypto legacy. rt.com One of the world's biggest individual bitcoin holders, Mircea Popescu, has reportedly died in Costa Rica at the age of 41, leading to uncertainty over the $1 billion in cryptocurrency he leaves behind. | The billionaire drowned at Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, in Costa Rica, according to a Spanish-language publication, Popescu, a Romanian entrepreneur and blogger, launched bitcoin securities exchange M…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-29). Dozens Of Trucks With Military Supplies Arrived At U.S. Base In Syria's Hasakah. southfront.org A March 5 photo shows a convoy of U.S. forces armoured vehicles driving near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Footage was posted Friday by Syrian activists online showed U.S. armoured vehicles driving on a rural road a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) | On June 28, the United States has dispatched two convoys of trucks carrying military and logistics supplies to Syria's province of Hasakah. The reinforcement was sent followin…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Iraq On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada threatened to target US military aircraft and retaliate against US attacks, following the US airstrikes on PMU positions in Iraq | On June 28, at least four PMU members were killed by US airstrikes on the al-Qaem area | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for attacking an Iraqi Federal Police post east of Samarra | On June 29, ISIS claimed responsibility for an IED attack targeting an Iraqi Federal Police patrol in the…

Anonymous765 (2021-06-29). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — June 29, 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Syria On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the US coalition base in the Omar oil field were targeted with at least eight rockets. | On June 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim and Barah villages | On June 28, unidentified persons killed two Syrian IDP sisters in the al-Hawl camp | On June 28, SDF arrested several alleged ISIS sleeper cells in Abu Khashab area | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions west of al-Bab | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). New Israeli Government Approves 31 Settlement Projects In The West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In its first such expected decision, the brand-new Israeli government announced 31 settlement projects in the West Bank. | The Civil Administration's High Planning Subcommittee gave the green light to 31 projects, including the building of a mall in Mishor Adumim, a special needs school in the settlement of Elkana, and synagogues and Jewish seminaries in Karnei Shomron and Kfar Adumim. | Responding to the move, the Yesha Council settlement umbrella group demanded that the High Planning Su…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Yemen On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 113 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 29 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On June 29, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces…

news.un (2021-06-29). 'Highest standards of conduct' required for successful UN peacekeeping. news.un.org Successful peacekeeping requires the "highest standards of conduct" by civilian and uniformed peacekeepers, the UN chief told a High-Level Meeting this week on Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Biden's bombing of Iraq and Syria: the normalization of war. wsws.org Two decades after the start of an invasion and occupation that claimed the lives of a million Iraqis, the US is still attacking the region as it prepares for far wider wars.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests take place for fifth straight day against Palestinian Authority after activist dies in custody. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian journalists also staged a vigil outside the UN office to protest against the PA security forces for attacking and intimidating them while they were covering the protests, and demanded protection…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Short recollections of World War II. wsws.org These recollections about the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941—45 were written by Yuri Primakov, who experienced the war as a teenager, and is now 94 years old.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Academics under surveillance as anti-China witch hunt escalates in Australia. wsws.org The stepped-up spying on academics goes hand in hand with increasing involvement of the universities in military projects related to preparations for a US-provoked war against China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Student-led petition fights lecturer's sacking at Sydney's Macquarie University. wsws.org The mathematics students have taken an important stand, in the face of the refusal of the student and staff unions to fight the ongoing government-management offensive against university workers and students.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger on the part of the Palestinians towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid the PA's systemic corruption.

Carlos Fonseca Terán (2021-06-29). Nicaragua Responds to "Unilateral Coercive Measures by a Hostile Foreign Power" globalresearch.ca

Newsclick (2021-06-29). The 2021 corporate bamboozle on world food systems. peoplesdispatch.org Mega-corporations are all set to walk away with the keys to global governance of food and agriculture at the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Pat Mooney talks about what is at stake and The Long Food Movement counter strategy.

Newsclick (2021-06-29). US seizure of Iranian sites complicates nuclear deal talks. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recent decision by the US to 'seize' 33 sites, including those of the Iranian Press TV. He talks about the nature of registration of sites across the world, the discussions around the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, and the recent meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Protests break out in Lebanon over reduction in fuel subsidy and hike in prices. peoplesdispatch.org The end of fuel subsidies in Lebanon is expected to have a catastrophic impact. People already suffering from rising poverty and prices of essential commodities see it as yet another assault on their living conditions…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Mack and Ford workers call for joint action to back Volvo Trucks strikers. wsws.org Mack Truck workers at the Macungie, Pennsylvania plant are outraged over having to handle scab parts and are pressing for joint action to defend their striking brothers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-06-29). American History: Trying — and Failing — to Feel Patriotic on the Fourth of July. globalresearch.ca

Ken Bouley (2021-06-29). The Myths of Point Reyes. counterpunch.org Introduction A critical controversy continues to simmer unnoticed on the West Coast. The question of how to administer one national park, and by extension how to manage public lands, is as-we-speak being answered at Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San Francisco. So far, the answer ventured has been per the druthers of the

WSWS (2021-06-29). Blackalicious lyricist Gift of Gab dead at 50. wsws.org Gift of Gab's best work exudes a free spirited and unpretentious quality as well as an uncanny sense of rhythm.

Andrew Bacevich (2021-06-29). The Passing of the Present and the Decline of America. counterpunch.org "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly aware that its publication

Amanda Mills (2021-06-29). New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4 years. nationofchange.org "Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives."

Julian Rose (2021-06-29). Overcoming the Hypnosis of Fear: "A Culture of Fear" Imposed by "Elected Governments" globalresearch.ca

James O'Neill (2021-06-29). The West Has Trouble Adapting its Behaviour to Cope With China's Role. dissidentvoice.org One of the more interesting phenomena at the present time is the campaign against China, to try to portray it as some sort of evil force determined to rule the world in its own image. The timing of this phenomenon is interesting. For much of…

Cal Winslow (2021-06-29). Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California's North Coast: Mendocino County's Jackson Demonstration State Forest. counterpunch.org Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land — probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when the state acquired the land in 1947 —

WSWS (2021-06-29). Support striking teachers at Oaks Park High: For a united fight against victimisations and the unsafe reopening of schools! wsws.org The Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for the organisation of a fightback. We urge Oaks Park teachers to break the stranglehold of the National Education Union and form an independent rank-and-file committee.

_____ (2021-06-29). The Roots Of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think. popularresistance.org Before the recent wave of organizing among media workers, adjunct professors and nonprofit workers set the world talking about the promise of white collar unions, there had already been decades of quiet organizing among the white collar creative underclass. A surprising amount of that organizing has been done by a single local union: UAW Local 2110 in New York City, which with little fanfare helped to pioneer the sort of unionizing that routinely draws headlines today. | Beginning in the 1980s, the union organized workers at a list of cultural institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Village Voice and…

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). Medal recipients embody Chinese Communists' honest, dutiful qualities: Xi. ecns.cn The July 1 Medal recipients embody the Chinese Communists' integrity and devotion, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Ohio House passes bill criminalizing disobeying cops. wsws.org On the same day as Derek Chauvin's sentence for the murder of George Floyd, the Ohio House passed a bill designating failure to follow an officer's order as an obstruction of justice.

WSWS (2021-06-29). US offers talks to North Korea as it ramps up pressure on China. wsws.org The Biden administration's approach to North Korea is part of wider efforts to isolate China internationally.

John Clamp (2021-06-29). The World's Displaced People: an Egregious Abdication of Responsibility. counterpunch.org With more than one per cent of the world's population currently displaced by war, ethnic and warlord violence, climate change, and all the other horrors ceaselessly created by humanity in torturing itself, today's landscape of misery should cause world leaders to hang their heads in shame. The amount of displaced people in the world has

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine Share Commitment to NATO Membership, "De-occupation" of Lands from Russia. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-29). Roma man dies during brutal arrest by police in Czech Republic. wsws.org The death of Stanislav Tomá≈° recalls the terrible police murder of George Floyd one year ago in the US.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Heatwave driven by climate change bakes the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada. wsws.org Seattle, Washington, recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 103. Portland, Oregon, surged to an unprecedented temperature of 112 degrees that same day.

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Biden's Strikes at Iraq-Syria Border Likely Illegal, Contrary to White House Claims. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States does not appear to have a legitimate basis in either domestic or international law to justify the recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which means the attacks could be seen as acts of aggression that violated the sovereignty of both countries, legal experts told Sputnik.

_____ (2021-06-29). Members Of Topeka's Local Frito-Lay Union Just Voted To Strike. popularresistance.org Members of the local union representing Frito-Lay workers have voted to strike. | After multiple rounds of mediated contract negotiations with the company yielded little progress, members of Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union on Saturday voted to strike starting early next month. | According to Mark Benaka, business manager for Local 218, a total of 383 union members turned out for a series of membership meetings held Saturday in Topeka. He indicated a strike vote was taken during those meetings, with members overwhelmingly voting in favor of the boycott. | "A vote…

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-29). UAE, Israeli leaders embrace over dead Palestinian bodies. electronicintifada.net Abu Dhabi inaugurates opening of Israeli embassy.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Palestinians demand end of Abbas presidency after death of activist. wsws.org The protests highlight the growing anger towards the Palestinian Authority over terrible economic and social conditions amid systemic corruption.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). US civil rights groups demand Statehood for D.C. peoplesdispatch.org The rally was organized by Black Voters Matter along with 50 civil rights, and racial justice organizations. The demand for D.C statehood is a long-standing fight of civil rights groups in the United States…

WSWS (2021-06-29). From censor to conspiracy theorist: Zeynep Tufekci promotes the Wuhan Lab lie. wsws.org Zeynep Tufekci, who argued in the New York Times for censorship against left-wing news organizations on the grounds that they promoted "conspiracy theories," is promoting the actual conspiracy theory that coronavirus was released from a laboratory in China.

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

WSWS (2021-06-29). As condo collapse death toll rises to 11, questions surface about the role of Surfside, Florida, building inspector. wsws.org The town's former building inspector, Ross Prieto, has denied having seen the structural analysis prepared in 2018 that identified significant structural problems that may have contributed to the tower's sudden collapse.

_____ (2021-06-29). Preventing A Return To Normal Amidst The Current Catastrophe. popularresistance.org Author A.M. Gittlitz reflects on the legacy of Argentine Trotskyist J. Posadas, its relevance for revolutionary politics today and for a cosmic socialism tomorrow.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). Massive rally in London by progressives declares Tories are unfit to govern. peoplesdispatch.org Asserting that the Tories are unfit to govern the country, the protesters condemned the government's bid to enact draconian laws intended to block protests. The call for the mobilization was given by the People's Assembly Against Austerity…

WSWS (2021-06-29). New Zealand maritime security strategy targets China. wsws.org The new strategic document, with its imprimatur by prominent academics, again signals the increasingly bellicose anti-China orientation within Wellington's political establishment.

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Suspected Drones Spotted Near Indian Barracks Days After Air Base Attack, Sources Say. sputniknews.com NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Drones have been spotted near barracks in three different locations in Jammu, days after blasts rumoured to have been caused by UAVs, hit a high-security Indian Air Force station in the region, Indian government sources told Sputnik on Tuesday, citing information the armed forces shared with police.

_____ (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Of Iraq And Syria Only Serves The Weapons Industry. popularresistance.org For the second time in the five months since he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Syria, and for the first time, he also bombed Iraq. The rationale offered was the same as Biden's first air attack in February: the U.S., in the words of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, "conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region." He added that "the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense." | Embedded in this formulaic Pentagon statement is so much propaganda and so many euphemisms that, b…

Karen Conner (2021-06-29). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the June Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, July 2 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In June, we are likely to see job growth that is somewhat faster than the 540,000 average of the last three months. The sectors that the recession hit hard, most importantly restaurants, hotels, …

Jessica Corbett (2021-06-29). Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a 'Blatant and Unacceptable Violation' of Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-29). The racial wealth gap fraud. wsws.org The argument that the racial wealth gap is the most salient feature of American society today is based on a tendentious selection and presentation of data with the aim of covering up class inequalities.

WSWS (2021-06-29). Beaumont and Spectrum Health announce merger, establishing largest hospital system in Michigan. wsws.org Detroit-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced plans to create a statewide hospital system and boost the compensation of top executives.

_____ (2021-06-29). Mack And Ford Workers Call For Joint Action To Back Volvo Trucks Strikers. popularresistance.org Aware of the anger over handling scab parts and growing sentiment for collective action in solidarity with the NRV strikers, UAW 677 posted a notice Monday, which read: "As the NRV strike continues, our brothers and sisters at Local 2069 need our support." Far from calling the workers out or even calling for a ban on handling scab parts, the Local 677 officials instruct workers to donate money to striking Volvo workers during the general membership meeting Thursday at the local union hall. | While workers will no doubt gladly contribute, even though they are facing the loss of income due to temporary layoffs, it…

Brian Garvey (2021-06-29). Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice. globalresearch.ca

Anthony Pahnke (2021-06-29). Disadvantaged Farmers Deserve Help. progressive.org Racism in agriculture is a historic fact that must be confronted directly.

Jonah Raskin (2021-06-29). Liberation and Reaction in the Big Apple. counterpunch.org I had a near-perfect day in New York on the last Friday in June. I went to my favorite movie theater, The Film Forum, on Houston Street and watched a classic French gangster flick, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge starring Alain Delon and Yves Montand. Then I ate oven-fired pizza and drank a Moretti at Arturo's on Thompson

John Buell (2021-06-29). Dear National Public Radio: The Stock Market is not the Economy— Tell us about Hunger and the Real Unemployment Rate. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — I have a pet peeve with NPR. Why do so many of its top- of- the- hour five minute newscasts begin and end with short stock market updates? Is there no more important factoid its news editors could be passing along to us? NPR likes to portray …

Editor (2021-06-29). Geopolitics, profit, and poppies: how the CIA turned Afghanistan into a failed narco-state. mronline.org The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | June 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-29). NEA and AFL-CIO face staff revolt as staff denounces "anti-union tactics" wsws.org Employee unions representing well-paid office staff at national NEA and AFL-CIO headquarters charge that the national leadership is engaged in what amounts to unionbusting against their own underlings.

Peter Certo (2021-06-29). We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both. nationofchange.org The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won't survive.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-29). Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after Ataturk. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, Azerbaijan launch live-fire military exercise named after AtaturkAs Turkey expands drone sales to NATO membersAnd Russian foreign minister to discuss military cooperation with Turkey Building on the triumphalism following their joint military assault against the small enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh last year, one in which the new Turco-Azeri "one nation, two states" federation with a …

Washington Uranga (2021-06-29). Argentina — Estrategias, intereses y dilemas: Agenda y elecciones. globalizacion.ca A medida que el país se introduce en tiempos electorales la cuestión de la agenda y de las agendas (la social, la política y la mediática) concitan la atención no solo de los actores expresamente políticos, sino de otros que,…

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-06-29). Genocida y corrupto: El desenmascaramiento de un gobierno embustero. globalizacion.ca En las últimas semanas, el gobierno Bolsonaro viene acumulando evidencias de corrupción en diversos ámbitos del quehacer nacional. De hecho, el ministro de (la destrucción del) medioambiente, Ricardo Salles, tuvo que renunciar debido a los procesos por los que está…

José Blanco (2021-06-29). La democracia y la justicia social. globalizacion.ca Según la casa financiera Credit Suisse (CS) —un activo gestor mayor de la inversión internacional—, el 1% de los 5 mil 300 millones de adultos del mundo poseen 45 por ciento de la riqueza global del planeta. El otro 99…

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (2021-06-29). "Dentro de la Revolución" sigue existiendo espacio para todo y para todos. globalizacion.ca Queridas amigas y amigos: | Ante todo la felicitación a los condecorados, desde la admiración, el respeto y el cariño. | Muchas veces en los últimos tiempos he pensado: quién me iba a decir a mí que tal o más cual cuestión…

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Editor (2021-06-29). The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania — book review. mronline.org The idea that there was anything remotely worthy about Britain's imperial past has been steadily losing credibility, despite the Johnson government's disgraceful and offensive insistence to the contrary. | June 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-29). NATO begins massive anti-Russian Sea Breeze military exercises. wsws.org The largest ever NATO operation in the Black Sea begins just six days after Russian armed forced fired warning shots and then dropped four bombs in the path of HMS Defender, a British warship that entered Russia's territorial waters off Crimea.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

John Feffer (2021-06-29). Iran's Hardliners are Back, Too. counterpunch.org To some critics, U.S. elections are managed affairs. According to this cynical view, the "powers that be" narrow the field of candidates, the two parties don't represent the real range of public opinion in the country, and periodic elections are just shadow plays staged by powerbrokers behind the scenes. In this way, U.S. democracy is

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-29). Vento de Tempestade Atlântica no Mar Negro. globalresearch.ca Foi iniciada ontem a Sea Breeze, Briza Marítima, a grande manobra aeronaval oficialmente "organizada em conjunto, no Mar Negro, pelos Estados Unidos e pela Ucrânia". Os Estados Unidos, que a planeiam e comandam, sà£o, portanto, os …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-06-29). Vento di tempesta Atlantica nel Mar Nero. globalresearch.ca L'Ucraina e gli Stati Uniti ospitano l'esercitazione nel Mar Nero con la partecipazione e il sostegno di 32 paesi in totale: Albania, Australia, Brasile, Bulgaria, Canada, Danimarca, Egitto, Estonia, Francia, Georgia, Grecia, Israele, Italia, Giappone, Lettonia, Lituania, Moldavia, Marocco, Norvegia, Pakistan, Polonia, Romania, Senegal, Spagna, Corea del Sud, Svezia, Tunisia, Turchia, Ucraina, Emirati Arabi Uniti e Regno Unito.

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 05:25:27 -0400 (2021-06-29). 'Not Going to Happen': Progressives Slam McConnell Effort to Sabotage Reconciliation Bill. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Max Elbaum (2021-06-29). Key to Strategy #2: Know Yourself. zcomm.org Social justice movements and the Left have grown by orders of magnitude in size and political sophistication since 2015…

Richard Falk (2021-06-29). Approaching Iran: The Flaws Of Imperial Diplomacy In The Middle East. zcomm.org Control of the political narrative is an important dimension of geopolitics in the digital age…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-06-29). How To Murder a Good Idea With Conventional Wisdom. zcomm.org "Defund the police" is a completely rational policy prescription. Political pundits don't care…

George Monbiot (2021-06-29). Second homes are a gross injustice. zcomm.org People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks…

Jon Schwarz (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Campaign Is a Trumpian Assertion of Presidential Power. zcomm.org Trump's berserk recklessness opened a window to rein in presidential war powers. Biden's actions show that window is now closed…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-29). Trumpists Have Made Alarming Advances in Their Quest to Control Elections. zcomm.org State lawmakers in one state after the next have moved to embrace Trump's fantasies about rigged elections and massive fraudulent voting…

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/7: Voting Rights Now! Sidewalk Rally for Democracy in Pacifica. indybay.org Intersection of CA-1 and Reina Del Mar @ 1 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

Relative of Seth (2021-06-29). Germany Axis Alert Puzzle. indybay.org Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-29). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-06-29). Tuesday 7/13: Dan Kovalik & Mickey Huff: Cancel This Book. indybay.org Online webinar…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: Meeting to Defend the Benchlands Camp. indybay.org San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz (in the open area south of the foot bridge)…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-29). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

Revolution Books (2021-06-29). Sunday 7/4: Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion – Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-29). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

LaborFest (2021-06-29). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

Otis Maclay (2021-06-29). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-06-29). El necesario juicio a cinco expresidentes mexicanos. globalizacion.ca El próximo primero de agosto se efectuará una Consulta Ciudadana para determinar la voluntad popular de enjuiciar o no a cinco ex presidentes de México. La idea del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador es darle participación a la población en…

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-06-29). China y Panamá ante los berrinches de Washington. globalizacion.ca El ferrocarril, el Canal francés y el Canal norteamericano | El 13 de junio de 2021 se cumplieron cuatro años de relaciones diplomáticas entre la República Popular China y Panamá. Sin embargo, las relaciones entre nuestros pueblos trascienden las formales entre…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Indian navy chief threatens China and Sri Lanka over port development. wsws.org Statements by senior Indian officials about "maritime security" echo hypocritical US claims that China's naval movements are a threat to "freedom of navigation."

Megan Erickson (2021-06-29). How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal? thenation.com How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal?

Omar G. Encarnación (2021-06-29). The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations. thenation.com The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations…

Tom Tomorrow (2021-06-29). The Aliens Are Coming to Help. thenation.com The Aliens Are Coming to Help…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-29). The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech. thenation.com The Biden Administration and Congress Have a Chance to Tame Big Tech…

Danny Glover (2021-06-29). Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives. thenation.com Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-06-29). These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go. thenation.com These Are the 3 Ways Biden's Presidency Could Go…

Peter Kuper (2021-06-29). Celebrating Pride Month. thenation.com A dance to LGBTQ!

Calvin Trillin (2021-06-29). January 6 Reckoning. thenation.com January 6 Reckoning…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Civic participation platform wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial student-founded startup has developed a social platform that improves deliberation and civic decision making.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Celebrated Imperial mathematician lauded at Wolf Prize ceremony. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Professor Sir Simon Donaldson has received the joint 2020 Wolf Prize for Mathematics, one of the most prestigious academic accolades.

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-29). Radicals remember the 1960s. greenleft.org.au Jim McIlroy reviews a new anthology of lively interviews with prominent figures in the Australian radical youth scene of the 1960s.

Tim Gooden (2021-06-29). Fight to save tug boat operators' jobs continues. greenleft.org.au More than 100 maritime workers and trade unionists protested outside Svitzer Australia tug boat operators to demand it reinstate sacked tug boat crews. Tim Gooden reports.

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-29). Bookshop workers take next step to win rights. greenleft.org.au The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union has made history by securing ther first Protected Action Ballot Order for a bookshop. Isaac Nellist reports.

Alex Salmon (2021-06-29). Turkey's invasion of Kurdistan protested. greenleft.org.au Alex Salmon reports on a protest against Turkey's invasion of southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) organised by the Kurdish community and supporters in Perth.

Emir Sader (2021-06-29). Brasil — El nuevo ciclo del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT). globalizacion.ca El Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) ya tiene una historia, una historia relativamente corta en comparación con otros partidos de izquierda importantes en el mundo. Pero, comparativamente también, una historia de extraordinario protagonismo durante el relativamente corto tiempo de su…

MANO Magazine (2021-06-29). MANO's LGBTQ+ Playlist. latinorebels.com MANO magazine is celebrating Pride Month with a killer playlist featuring the baddest Latino LGBTQ+ artists from across the Américas!

Editor2 (2021-06-29). Farm Laws: Farmers Hit Streets in the Thousands Across 20 States to Observe 'Save Agriculture, Save Constitution Day'. orinocotribune.com By Ravi Kaushal — Jun 26, 2021 | 'What we witnessed in the past seven months and experienced first-hand reminds us of the Emergency 46 years ago. Today, it is not just the farmers' movement that is facing repression…' the farmers' memorandum read. | In a spectacular show of strength, farmers' organisations on Saturday protested in front of the houses of governors and observed 'Save Agriculture, Save Constitution Day' in more than 20 states and union territories against the central

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2021-06-28: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Harsh Response From Minsk: Belarus Withdrew From EU's Eastern Partnership, Prepared More Surprises For Brussels. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN | On June 28, Belarus suspended its participation in the EU's Eastern Partnership initiative, according to the statement by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. Such a move was a response to the introduction of new sanctions against 78 persons an…

_____ (2021-06-28). Curated Discourse, Narrative Artists and the Coming Conflicts. strategic-culture.org If sanctions are not lifted, Iran will hit back. And Israel will try to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear programme. The two will clash. | Here we go again. The narrative is being set. President Assad's name cannot not be uttered in the West, save with a 'chemical weapons', and a 'killing his own people' gibe. It is just not permitted — even though this truth is

Nino Pagliccia (2021-06-28). US-EU-Canada: A Shameless Admission of Punishing Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jun 26, 2021 | The US State Department posted a The actual message comes two thirds of the way down the note: "We welcome substantive, credible advancements to restore core democratic processes and institutions in Venezuela and are willing to review sanctions policies based on meaning…

WSWS (2021-06-28). DSA-backed mayoral candidate wins Buffalo, New York Democratic Party primary. wsws.org While Walton has occasionally identified as a "socialist," her campaign has been promoted by a section of the Democratic Party to keep social opposition confined within the framework of capitalist politics.

Laura Flanders (2021-06-28). Buffalo's Next Mayor is Putting Electeds on Notice. counterpunch.org Sometimes, the good people win, and that's just what happened on June 22 in Buffalo, NY when community organizer, working mom and self-described socialist India Walton won the Democratic primary to stand for mayor in that Democratic town. I met India for the first time several years ago, when she and her neighbors were starting

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-06-28). El partido de Chávez. globalizacion.ca I | Cuando en diciembre de 2006 el Comandante Hugo Chávez propuso la creación del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), como consecuencia del proceso de maduración de las fuerzas revolucionarias y tras la victoria obtenida en las elecciones presidenciales de…

Staff (2021-06-28). Diosdado Cabello: High Turnout in PSUV Primaries Application Process — Preliminary Results. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, June 27, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, informed through his Instagram account @mazo4f that the nomination process for candidates for the mega-elections of November 21 has been carried out in a transparent manner with a high turnout and spirit. | From the counting center of the PSUV primaries nomination process, Cabello praised the high participation of the party's revolutionary membership in the voting. "People have realized the purity of this process, the greatness of this process, and haveattended en masse to make their nominations and…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-28). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

Bruno Rodríguez Padilla (2021-06-28). " °Cuenten todos con Cuba en la primera fila de esta batalla por la vida, por la dignidad, por la paz y por la justicia!" globalizacion.ca Discurso del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba en la XIX Cumbre del ALBA-TCP. 24 de junio de 2021 | Compañero Nicolás Maduro Moros, presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. | Compañero Luis Arce Catacora, presidente del Estado…

Moderator (2021-06-28). Biden's Lawless Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry Funding Both Parties. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons) By Glenn Greenwald For the second time in the five months since he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Syria, and for the first time, he also bombed Iraq. The rationale offered was the same as Biden's first air attack in February: The U.S., in the words of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby… |

Juan Cole (2021-06-28). A Litany of Failure: Nearly 20 Years Later, the US is Still Bombing Iraq, and Iraq is Still Condemning Israeli Occupation of Palestine. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — When the architects of the illegal 2003 Bush Administration war on Iraq imagined the country nearly twenty years later, they did not foresee that the US would still be bombing it in 2021 in revenge for Iraqi militia attacks on US troops. In fact, Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of …

Staff (2021-06-28). "Why Do Anything at All?" AOC Blasts Kyrsten Sinema's Filibuster Defenses. truthout.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has blasted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-Arizona) defense of the Senate filibuster, arguing that it leads to legislative inaction and fails to consider popular support for Democratic-backed legislation. |

WSWS (2021-06-28). Key witness against Assange admits to lying in exchange for US immunity. wsws.org The US indictment against Assange is based on fabrications concocted by American spies and a convicted Icelandic conman and pedophile who functioned as their stool pigeon.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Key witness against Assange admits to lying in exchange for US immunity. wsws.org The US indictment against Assange is based on fabrications concocted by American spies and a convicted Icelandic conman and peodophile who functioned as their stoolpigeon.

Bjartmar Oddur àûeyr Alexandersson (2021-06-28). Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment. globalresearch.ca We bring to the …

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-06-28). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

Staff (2021-06-28). Key Witness in US Case Against Julian Assange Admits to Lying to Get Immunity. truthout.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stu…

Staff (2021-06-28). Attorney: U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart, as Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity. democracynow.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stundin, the convicted hacker Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson falsely claimed he was a prominent WikiLeaks representative instru…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Protests and coup threats as Peru enters fourth week without certification of presidential vote. wsws.org There is growing popular unrest in Peru in the face of what has been described as a slow-motion coup to overturn the election of Pedro Castillo as president.

Editor (2021-06-28). The imminent coup in Peru. mronline.org Legal maneuvers and delays, presented by the far-right, are pushing Peru closer to a coup with each passing day. It's been 20 days since Peru's June 6th election, and the authorities have not yet proclaimed the winner, Pedro Castillo. | June 28, 2021…

Mario Wainfeld (2021-06-28). Argentina — Perspectivas, qué se pone en juego en el Congreso: Un vistazo sobre las elecciones que vienen. globalizacion.ca El ex presidente estadounidense Donald Trump denunció fraude, una caterva impresentable de republicanos copó el Capitolio meses atrás. Keiko Fujimori, la candidata peruana a presidenta abonada a la derrota tras definición por penales, denuncia fraude y opera para impedir que…

_____ (2021-06-28). Strikers Across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change. popularresistance.org What started as a Colombian protest against a regressive tax bill has become a national strike against police brutality and poverty. | The administration of President Ivan Duque has already pulled back the tax reform and the finance minister has resigned, but people are angry and marches and road blocks continue. Unions, student groups, and other organizations have formed a National Strike Committee which is negotiating with the government, demanding transformational change. | Among the strike committee's demands are guaranteed health care during the pandemic, a universal basic income, and a commitment to protect…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at 2 months of Colombia's National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more…

Paul Dobson (2021-06-28). US, EU, Canada Impose Conditions for Possible Sanctions 'Review'. venezuelanalysis.com Washington and its allies demanded Caracas show "meaningful progress" in talks with Guaidó and upholding "international standards for democracy."

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-06-28). Don't Allow Another US-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2021-06-28). Angela Davis Becomes ILWU Local 10 Honorary Member On Juneteenth 2021. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 on June 19, 2021 Juneteenth made Angela Davis an honorary member of the longshore union local. The other honorary members are Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King.

Joris Leverink (2021-06-28). The Laura Flanders Show: Celebrating Black, Latinx Media. roarmag.org Music, and the arts, has always been a way to express our full humanity and it's always been our safety valve. | — Dr. Guthrie Ramsey | The subversive, healing, and celebratory powers of music and media are at the heart of this week's conversation, featuring Saida Pagán, a contributor to Palabra, a journalism site run by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, a music historian, jazz musician and composer recently interviewed on WURD radio in Philadelphia. | Pagán shares her take on the new hit movie In the Heights and the progress Latinx media is making in Hollywood; Guthr…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-28). Words Alone will not End Anti-Muslim Terror in Canada. counterpunch.org The killing of a Muslim family on June 6 in Ontario, Canada, again presented an opportunity for Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to brand himself as a voice of reason and communal harmony. However, Trudeau's amiable and reassuring language is designed to veil a sinister reality which has, for many years, hidden the true face

Shawgi Tell (2021-06-28). New Jersey State Supreme Court Opposes Public Interest, Endorses Segregated Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Consistent with an antisocial neoliberal outlook, the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled on June 22, 2021 that seven segregated charter schools in Newark can continue to expand. While the court made some perfunctory statements suggesting that it was critical of the well-documented harm caused by privately-operated charter schools, everyone knows that this is a …

Michael T. Hertz (2021-06-28). Supreme Court slices and dices 1789 law protecting non-citizens. nationofchange.org International law in the 21st century has expanded to include the protection of human rights.

_____ (2021-06-28). Supreme Court Allows Gavin Grimm's Victory To Stand. popularresistance.org Washington — The Supreme Court today declined to hear Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, allowing lower court decisions in support of transgender students to stand. | The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit have both ruled that the school board violated Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause by prohibiting Grimm from using the same restrooms as other boys and forcing him to use separate restrooms. | The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear Grimm's case at an earlier stage of the litigation in 2017, but the case was sent back to…

Moderator (2021-06-28). 'Incredible Victory' for Trans Rights: Supreme Court Rejects School Bathroom Case. scheerpost.com Wikimedia Commons) By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams In what civil rights advocates hailed as "an incredible victory," the United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a former Virginia high school student who in 2015 sued his county board of education over its policy of denying transgender pupils use of restrooms corresponding with their gender identity. |

Staff (2021-06-28). Should Justice Breyer Retire? Adam Cohen Says 82-Year-Old Can Prevent 7-2 Conservative Majority. democracynow.org We speak with legal writer and author Adam Cohen about the growing question of whether liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should step down so that he can be replaced while there is a Democratic president and Senate. Justice Breyer is 82 and the oldest member of the high court. "If Breyer doesn't step down now, there's a very real chance that Republicans will eventually fill that seat and maybe turn a 6-3 conservative majority, which has already been terrible, into a 7-2 conservative majority," Cohen says.

Staff (2021-06-28). "Setback for Unions": Farmworkers Fought to Allow Unions Access During Breaks. Supreme Court Says No. democracynow.org The Supreme Court has ruled 6 to 3 that a California labor law violated the constitutional rights of property owners by giving union organizers access to workers on privately owned farms during their work breaks. The union-busting decision strikes down a crucial part of a landmark 1975 labor law that was the United States' first to recognize agricultural workers' rights to collective bargaining and grew out of efforts by the United Farm Workers to demand better pay and working conditions for California's agricultural workers. "This ruling is a setback for unions, for workers' rights," says Camila Chávez, executiv…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 11:24:20 -0400 (2021-06-28). 'Incredible Victory' for Trans Rights: Supreme Court Rejects School Bathroom Case. commondreams.org "We call for calm and to avoid escalation in all its forms," the Iraqi statement added.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-06-28). RAND Corporation Once Again Spreading Anti-Russia Propaganda in Its Reports. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Police violence against protesters in Dusseldorf, Germany condemned. peoplesdispatch.org On Saturday, hundreds of people including journalists were injured in police action in Dusseldorf against those who were opposing a law mooted by the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) State government which would penalize certain kinds of protest…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-28). EPI panel, govt. official warn companies want a 'piece work' society. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Intentional employer "misclassification" of workers as "independent contractors," stripping them of minimum wages, overtime pay, jobless aid, workers comp, and the right to unionize, is not just a "gig economy" problem, two advocates, and a top enforcement official warn. Instead, it's an increasing tactic of bosses to degrade and exploit workers from coast to coast. …

Staff (2021-06-28). Spain's MEP Manu Pineda: 'There is a Global Movement Committed to a Multilateral World'. orinocotribune.com "There is a global movement that is committed to a multilateral world, that is why the empire targets China or Russia, because they can lead a process against the hegemony of the empire," said the European Parliament deputy and head of International Relations for the Communist Party of Spain, José Manuel "Manu" Pineda, during an interview this Sunday, June 27, on the television program Aquí con Ernesto Villegas [here with Ernesto Villegas], hosted by the journalist and Minister for Culture of Venezuela, Ernesto Villegas. | Pineda said that this movement "does not accept that there is a global policeman who tells…

Amiad Horowitz (2021-06-28). Loyalty oaths for teachers in Florida's new Red Scare. peoplesworld.org The Red Scare is back in Florida. As was reported by People's World last month, the Republican-led government of the state has been ramping up its attacks on democracy with a special focus on using the state education system to spread anti-communist ideology. Anti-communism almost always goes hand in hand with the promotion of racism …

Staff (2021-06-28). Conclusion to Second Week of Automated Voting System's Comprehensive Audit—21N Venezuela's Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Friday June 25, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) completed the second week of the Comprehensive Audit of the Venezuelan Automated Voting System, which began last Monday, June 14, in preparation for the regional and municipal mega-elections that will take place on Sunday, November 21, the electoral body reported through its Twitter account @cneesvzla. | A spokesperson for the group of academic experts—participants in the process alongside representatives of all political parties—considered the assessment to be progressing as planned. | Likewise, they complimented the high technical level…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-28). Mass D.C. rally speakers: Freedom Riders intensify voting rights drive. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Facing a sea of red-shirted Unite Here Freedom Riders, speakers at a mass D.C. rally urged them—and the rest of the country—to step up the pressure on Congress to ensure and restore full voting rights for the entire nation, and especially for people of color whom Republicans want to rob of the right to …

Leela Anand (2021-06-28). Sit-in protest at Georgia Dept. of Labor demands state not cut federal UI. liberationnews.org Protesters demanded the Georgia state government retain, not slash, the $300 per week federal unemployment benefits that were extended under the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act during the pandemic.

Berry Craig (2021-06-28). Sen. Roy Blunt confirms: GOP is the party of Jim Crow. peoplesworld.org "The country's been well served by elections run by state and local officials who could respond to state and local problems," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., explaining his vote to block debate over the For the People Act. The legislation is designed to keep "state and local officers" from "solving state and local problems"—like minority …

Staff (2021-06-28). After busting union drive, "progressive" vegan company lays off entire production staff. therealnews.com Workers at No Evil Foods labored through a deadly pandemic only to be suddenly notified this month that the company was moving operations out of state and laying off all production staff without severance.

Editorial Team (2021-06-28). Remembering John Ball and the 1381 English Uprising. challenge-magazine.org This summer marks the 640th anniversary of the 1381 English uprising, often known as the Peasants' Revolt | The uprisings in the south east have become the most famous. On their arrival in London, the (largely) disciplined rebels selected political, legal, and ecclesiastical targets associated with the ruling class. Remarkably, rebels managed to get into the Tower of London and decapitate some of the most powerful people in England, including the Archbishop of Canterbury (and Chancellor of England), Simon Sudbury. Elsewhere, rebels negotiated with Richard II and their demands included the end of serfdom and th…

Staff (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel, former senator and vocal critic of US militarism, dies. therealnews.com Along with being a virulent and outspoken critic of the US war machine, the former Democratic senator for Alaska made history in 1971 by entering the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record.

LIberation Staff Portland (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld vs. tenants as evictions loom. liberationnews.org Between May 19 and June 15, around 11,000 Oregon tenants applied for $73 million in rental assistance.

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-06-28). Cold War Nostalgia is not a Policy: Joe Biden needs a New, less Militaristic Vision for America. juancole.com "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly …

LIberation Staff Portland (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld over tenants as evictions loom. liberationnews.org Between May 19 and June 15, around 11,000 Oregon tenants applied for $73 million in rental assistance.

Staff (2021-06-28). 30 June, Montreal: Free Palestine — Justice for Nizar Banat! Down with PA collaboration with Israel! samidoun.net Wednesday, 30 June 5: 30 pm Israeli Consulate-Montreal 1 Westmount Square, Westmount, Quebec Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/238405081138094/ Justice for Nizar Banat! Freedom for Palestine — down with the PA coordination and collaboration with the Israeli occupation! Join us to demand an end to the Oslo regime of security coordination that works in the interests of the Israeli colonial occupation. Demand justice for Nizar Banat, brutally murdered by Palestinian Authority "security forces," trained by Canada, the U.S. and the European Union to serve Israeli interests. We struggle for a free Palestine…

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-28). Amanda Gorman: A vital new voice of the struggle. peoplesworld.org The minute Amanda Gorman stepped to the microphone Jan. 20, 2021, and started reciting her poem, "The Hill We Climb," the crowd fell silent on the West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. It was Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. The audience, separated by COVID-19 protocol, was overcome with awe. Gorman is such a slender, small, young …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). US conducts yet another round of airstrikes on Syria, Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org The airstrike on Syria was the second since Joe Biden assumed office. According to Syrian Arab News Agency, one child and three adults were killed in the attack…

Global Research News (2021-06-28). Selected Articles: Fauci and the Biden Admin Are Purposely Deceiving Us About the 'Delta Variant' Threat. globalresearch.ca By Prominent actors within the U.S. government have been lying to the American people about COVID-19 for 18 months and …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). In Videos: Huge Fire Broke Out In London. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, a huge fire broke out near the Elephant and Castle metro station in London. About 70 firefighters were mobilized on the spot. | According to the media reports, witnesses claimed to have heard an explosion. At the moment, the Metropolitan Police has denied a terrorist attack. | One man was reportedly injured as a result of the explosion. He was treated by London Ambulance Service crews. | A huge plume of smoke rises above the rooftops of the British capital, as evidenced by sev…

Staff (2021-06-28). Nina Turner Leads Ohio Race, But Corporate Democrats Want to Stop Her. truthout.org When Hillary Clinton endorsed Nina Turner's main opponent recently, it was much more than just an attempt to boost a corporate Democrat. Clinton's

Staff (2021-06-28). Sanders Says Progressive Package Must Come With Bipartisan Plan. truthout.org Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said Sunday that he will not support the bipartisan infrastructure plan that the Biden White House "Let me be clear: There will not be a bipartis…

Staff (2021-06-28). GOP Congressional Candidate Used Campaign Funds to Take Part in Capitol Breach. truthout.org A Republican candidate for Congress reportedly used campaign funds to travel from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., to attend the January 6 rally by then-President Donald Trump, subsequently taking part in the violent breach of the United States Capitol building on the same day. |

Staff (2021-06-28). Russia calls for reform of UN Security Council: Lavrov says West has 'excessive representation' and it should include more nations. rt.com The "excessive representation of the West" in decision-making should be limited to create a more balanced world order, with more input from the global east and south, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. | Writing for Moscow daily Kommersant, Lavrov said Western nations had too much power on the United Nations Security Council, and the proposed limitations would democratize international relations. | The Security Council, made up of 15 countries, includes five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There are no permanent representatives from Africa,…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). New Violations Of Ceasefire Agreement In Northern Syria — Russian Defense Ministry. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | The Russian Ministry of Defense has monitored new violations committed by the militants of the Al-Nusra Front organization, in the de-escalation area in northern Syria. | The Russian Reconciliation Center in Hmeimim stated that Al-Nusra terrorists had carried out 33 attacks on June 27, through rocket and artillery shells, most of them in Idlib countryside, which recorded 15 attacks, while 9 attacks were recorded in Latakia countryside, 4 attacks in the countryside of…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Beginners Guide to Understand Body Armor. southfront.org (Credit: Pixabay) | In the past few years, violence and gun-related incidences have been on the rise where hundreds and thousands of people were left unprepared during these threat situations. Because of this, purchasing body armor has been part of people's survival list whether you are a police officer, in the army, a judge, lawyer, or a civilian living near a war zone. Ballistics vests are created to protect the individual from handguns, shotguns, rifles, and even knife-related attacks. These vests have been beneficial in pr…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Houthis Push Marib, Carry Out Missile And Drone Strike On Saudi Training Camp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, the Houthi spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree claimed of a successful attack on Saudi-led coalition positions in the southern parts of the Kingdom. | He claimed that the Houthis used five ballistic missiles and five drones in a joint operation on "sensitive" military positions in southwestern Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours. | The operation targeted a camp of the Saudi National Guard in Najran, and military positions in Abha International ai…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Chaos And Insecurity In Somalia. southfront.org Al-Shabaab has in the past year staged multiple attacks against African Union bases in Somalia [Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/File]Militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group have captured a military unit in central Somalia. The terrorist attack in the village of Vasil was carried out with a car loaded with explosives in front of a military checkpoint, followed by a storm by the assault groups. | According to the al-Shabaab's sources, more than thirty soldiers from the 21st Division of the Somali…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). NATO Exercise SeaBreeze 2021 Begins In The Black Sea, Featuring 32 Countries. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28th, the NATO exercise Sea Breeze 2021 began, also including Ukraine."In the Black Sea region, NATO is strengthening deterrence and defense with joint exercises and maritime patrols such as the upcoming exercise SEA BREEZE 2021. This is good example to how Allies and Partners provide unique training opportunities, designed to enhance readiness, improve collaboration, and interoperability in the Black Sea region." | Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 will take part in the exercis…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). New-Age Cosmopolite: Former Al-Qaeda Commander Granted With Turkish Citizenship After Ukrainian One. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ankara has given "former" al-Qaeda commander Manar Al-Shami Turkish citizenship. | As Turkish politicians continue to talk about deporting Syrian refugees back to Syria, former al-Qaeda commander Manar Al-Shami gets Turkish citizenship. — Lindsey Snell (@LindseySnell) Turkey has long supported the al-Qaed…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Iraq On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, US warplanes attacked Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada positions 15 km south of al-Qaem town. Four people reportedly were killed | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Qadesiyah area | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Babil area | On June 26, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Baghdad area | On June 2…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-28). Rocket Fire Targeted U.S. Forces Near Omar Oil Field In Syria's Deir Ezzor. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 28, heavy rocket fire hits the base near the Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor, where the US Armed Forces are deployed. The attack came in response to The pro-Iranian militants of the Liwa Abu al-Fadhal Al-Abbas group fired at least eight rockets towards the US Armed Forces located at the Om…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). U.S. Airstrike Hits PMU Positions, Four Fighters Killed, As Well As Civilian Child. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27th, the U.S. military carried out air strikes against Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Iraq-Syria border area. | The attacks took place under US President Joe Biden's order and in retaliation for drone attacks by the groups against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. | PMU sources reported that four PMU members were killed as a result of the strikes. | The victims were members of the PMU 14th Brigade, who were killed as a result of the bombardment…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Yemen On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 104 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 23 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Souh area | On June 27, Ansar Allah attacked positions of Saudi coalition in King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait, a military camp in Najran and Abha Airport with fiv…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). Military Situation In Syria On June 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 33 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On June 27, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Safuhin and Fatirah | On June 27, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On June 27, unknown gunmen killed an SDF commander in al-Hassan village…

Editorial Team (2021-06-28). Communists join People's Assembly march in London to hold Tories accountable. challenge-magazine.org Both the Communist Party and Young Communist League were in London on Saturday to join the People's Assembly national demonstration against Boris Johnson's government. The protest in London was calling for the end of both Tory cuts and Tory rule. The march was also supported by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, trade unions and trades councils and other progressive organisations from across Britain.

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-28). Corporate power and abuse is a root cause of migration. peoplesworld.org During U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's recent visit to Guatemala, where she urged Central Americans "not to come" to her country, she also emphasized that the migration problem must be attacked at its "root causes," which have become a central theme of the Biden administration's approach to the region. While it is key to address …

Hugo Murphy (2021-06-28). The Weekly Round-up: Crown courts and protest rights under strain. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Figures published by the Ministry of Justice showed that the backlog of crown court cases had risen to yet another record high: by 31 March this year, there were almost 60,000 outstanding cases, a rise of 45 per cent on the previous year. In the magistrates' courts, that figure stood at 400,000, a rise …

Staff (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel RIP: Watch the Senator's Stunning 2007 Speech on How He Made the Pentagon Papers Public. democracynow.org Mike Gravel, former presidential candidate and Democratic U.S. senator from Alaska, has died at the age of 91. We look at how, in the 1970s, Gravel was fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War and the draft and played a seminal role in the release of the Pentagon Papers, the 7,000 pages of top-secret documents outlining the secret history of the U.S. War in Vietnam. While the papers were leaked to The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gravel spearheaded a one-man push on June 29, 1971, to read some 4,100 pages of the document into the Congressional Record, so that it would become public record and then anyone co…

_____ (2021-06-28). The Horrific Truths About Indian Boarding Schools Are Gaining Attention. popularresistance.org Due in part to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the horrific truths about what children and their families endured and the graves of the children who were murdered in the residential schools are being uncovered. The residential schools originated in the United States, which has yet to recognize their existence and what happened in them. That may be starting to change after many decades of activism to raise awareness and now an initiative by Secretary of the Interior Haaland. Clearing the FOG speaks with Matt Remle, an indigenous human rights activist about the history of the boarding schools, their p…

Michael Welton (2021-06-28). Sorrow, Shame and Rage: the Wretched Legacy of Canada's Residential Schools. counterpunch.org Canada is in the midst of a serious crisis of sorrow and shame. Recently ground-penetrating radar was used to locate the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, buried at the site of the intimidating Kamloops (Tk'emlups te Secwepemc) Residential School in BC's dry interior. Many Canadians know that many Indigenous children died while attending residential schools: estimates range from 4000 to 6,000. But many Native leaders query this number. It is simply too low.

Kim Petersen (2021-06-28). Dispossession of the Indigenous People's Lands, Missing Children: The Canadian Greenhouse and Genocide. globalresearch.ca

BALASPL (2021-06-28). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Glenn Sacks (2021-06-28). Conservative Education Critics Need Not Worry: Our School Curriculum & Textbooks Pose No Threat to the Status Quo. counterpunch.org While public school textbooks and curriculum do throw some sops to us leftist teacher-indoctrinators, they're filled with all that's necessary to perpetuate the status quo. These materials don't lie, exactly, but they distort and omit. The problem often is not what they tell students, but what they don't tell them.

news.un (2021-06-28). UN rights office highlights policing reforms to address systemic racism. news.un.org Radical policing reforms are needed to address systemic racism affecting people of African descent around the world, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday, as her Office published a series of recommendations prompted by the killing of George Floyd.

Lynne Mosier (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel, the Maverick from Alaska. counterpunch.org Mike Gravel, a maverick two-term U.S. senator from Alaska (1969-81) and two- time presidential candidate who daringly released Daniel Ellsberg's copy of the top-secret Pentagon Papers in Congress — thus securing the legal precedent for elected officials to inform the electorate on matters that are hidden under the guise of state secrets — has died

news.un (2021-06-28). WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence‚ÄØto improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide. news.un.org Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds "enormous potential" for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Commentary: Transgender movement beats Louisiana's 4 bigoted bills. fightbacknews.org Baton Rouge, LA – On June 22, Governor John Bell Edwards vetoed Louisiana's transgender sports ban, the state's last anti-transgender bill. The legislation was Louisiana's second attempted sports ban this year, on top of two failed healthcare bans. | But the courageous and relentless trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) movement beat all four of Louisiana's anti-trans bills. TGNC Louisianans' story reminds us of what LGBT+ Pride looks like: fighting for our dignity and winning. | How the evangelical Republicans launched their attack | TGNC people are suffering a historic crisis. States passed more anti-trans l…

WSWS (2021-06-28). New York Times report reveals Amazon's abuse of its workers during the pandemic. wsws.org Predictably, the New York Times' investigation uses its findings to sow illusions in the trade unions and Amazon's capacity to reform itself.

Brian Garvey (2021-06-28). Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice. covertactionmagazine.com UN World Food Program says that "400,000 children may die in Yemen this year without urgent intervention" The struggle to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen has run into another obstacle. This time it's partisanship. But it isn't Republican opposition blocking Joe Biden's promise to end U.S. participation in the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. …

sputniknews (2021-06-28). From 'Soldiers of God' to 'Terrorists': Story of Washington's Broken Promise to Afghan Mujahideen. sputniknews.com The Taliban*, also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is continuing to make gains on the ground. According to some estimates, the IEA has taken from 50 to 90 districts since May 2021, with some of them being seized without a single shot fired. What's behind the Taliban's recent offensive?

Staff (2021-06-28). Headlines for June 28, 2021. democracynow.org Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Judge Sentences Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murdering George Floyd, WHO Urges Vaccinated People to Keep Taking COVID Precautions as Delta Variant Spreads Across Globe, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in Cases, Biden Says U.S. Will Continue to Support Afghan Gov't After Withdrawal as Taliban Takes New Territory, 9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was Vulnerable, VP Kamala Harris Visits El Paso on U.S.-Mexico Bord…

_____ (2021-06-28). Oregon Landlords' Interests Upheld Vs. Tenants As Evictions Loom. popularresistance.org The State of Oregon's eviction moratorium officially ends on June 30. Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties. Two contrasting interests intersect now that the moratorium is ending: more than 89,000 Oregon renters who owe back rent, and thousands of landlords who lost income in the last year while renters struggled to make ends meet after unprecedented job losses. An estimated $375 million in unpaid rent has accrued since April 2020. | Last week, the Oregon state legislature approved a 60-day hold on evictions…

Editor (2021-06-28). The thin blue lies behind crime wave hype. mronline.org 2021 as the city, and nation, begin to climb out of a pandemic that saw mass economic and social fallout—to say nothing of the lives lost. A historic, once-in-a-lifetime worldwide event destabilized the lives of countless people, and also led to an undeniable rise in shootings and homicide across the country. | June 28, 2021…

The Associated Press (2021-06-28). Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $4B in U.S. Pandemic Funds. latinorebels.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory's fight against COVID-19.

Liberation Staff (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld vs. tenants as evictions loom. zcomm.org Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-28). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 10:18:59 -0400 (2021-06-28). When It Comes to War, Americans Remain Willfully and Incorrigibly Ignorant. commondreams.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Joris Leverink (2021-06-28). Economic Update: How Capitalism Shapes Our Food. roarmag.org In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by profiting from vaccines, and false claims of vaccine profiteers. | In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by former New York Times food-critic Mark Bittman to discuss his new book Animal, Vegetable, Junk. | You can support this show on

WSWS (2021-06-28). Ignoring warnings of a third COVID-19 wave, Indian government eases restrictions. wsws.org Seizing on relative declines in the number of daily coronavirus cases and deaths, the Modi government and its state counterparts are creating the conditions for another deadly surge.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-28). Delta Variant Propaganda: COVID Mongering Biden, Fauci and Jab Extremists Are Stoking Fears to Deny Freedoms. globalresearch.ca

Mordechai Sones (2021-06-28). Lisbon Court Rules Only 0.9% of 'Verified Cases' Died of COVID, Numbering 152, Not 17,000 Claimed. globalresearch.ca Following a citizen's …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Missouri records highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in US. wsws.org The spread of the Delta variant in states with low vaccination rates, including Missouri, is driving up infections and hospitalizations, but government officials continue to place profits ahead of the well-being of their constituents.

WSWS (2021-06-28). World Health Organization calls for vaccinated people to wear masks as global COVID-19 cases rise. wsws.org The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases globally, which has declined steadily since the end of April, is again beginning to rise as the Delta variant continues to spread internationally.

Jake Johnson (2021-06-28). Dire Warnings as Covid Delta Variant Runs Rampant in Unvaccinated Missouri. zcomm.org "If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good," said one health official in Missouri. "We will be the canary."

Israel National News (2021-06-28). Israeli Researchers: 'Rare Autoimmune Disease' Linked to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-28). Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines linked to rare cases of heart inflammation. wsws.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concludes that a heart inflammation called myocarditis has occurred in about 1 in 80,000 vaccinations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 …

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-28). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-28). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Thom Hartmann (2021-06-28). Here comes Donald Trump's Final Massacre. counterpunch.org While multimillionaire well-vaccinated Fox "News" hosts continue to sow doubt about masks and Covid vaccines to jack up the billions in revenue the channel brings in every year for the Murdoch family, the CEO of a hospital chain in Missouri is begging them to tell the truth. "The Delta variant is in the Ozarks," tweeted

news.un (2021-06-28). Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report. news.un.org Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-28). The Insurgency Against Big Oil. counterpunch.org While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken. Three titans of oil fame — Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron — faced a range of decisions in May that promise to dramatically shape their future operations. The point is not negligible,

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). NATO never held accountable for war crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO never held accountable for war crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry Both Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and the Russian government news agency TASS have been bolder in condemning NATO aggression in the past week than in any other time in memory. Recently Zakharova denounced the role of NATO nations in engineering the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). NATO Never Held Accountable for War Crimes in Yugoslavia: Russian Foreign Ministry. news.antiwar.com Both Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and the Russian government news agency TASS have been bolder in condemning NATO aggression in the past week than in any other time in memory. Recently Zakharova denounced the role of NATO nations in engineering the deadly coup in Ukraine seven years ago, the violent overthrow of a …

Norman Solomon (2021-06-28). Why Corporate Democrats Are Desperately Trying to Keep Nina Turner Out of Congress. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Are Desperate to Beat Nina Turner…

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Minneapolis takes back Pride. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds marched in the streets of downtown Minneapolis for Taking Back Pride, on June 27. Protesters demanded the conviction of all four officers involved in George Floyd's murder, justice for all victims of police crimes, the prevention of bathroom bills or medical gatekeeping, community control of the police, a stop to Line 3, freedom for all political prisoners and the wrongfully incarcerated, and freedom for Palestine. | These demands were made in keeping with the history of LGBTQI struggle for liberation and its often co-opted legacy of the heroic Stonewall Riot, a fight against the racist…

Angela (2021-06-28). Saturday 6/26: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. indybay.org Santana Row | Stevens Creek & Winchester…

Allan Fisher (2021-06-28). Saturday 6/26: Solidarity with Palestine weekly protest. indybay.org Corner of Ocean Street and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-06-28). Sunday 6/27: #Demilitarize: Los Angeles to Palestine (Divest from Weapons Manufacturing). indybay.org Boeing | 1916 E Imperial Hwy, El Segundo, CA | (On the corner of PCH & Imperial Hwy)…

Editor2 (2021-06-28). Bennett's Fragile Hookup with the Zionist Left Offers Little Promise for a Post-Apartheid Israel. orinocotribune.com By Miko Peled — Jun 22, 2021 | On the racist reality of Israeli politics, the absurdity of calling any Zionist party "Left," and why the so-called Zionist Left could join a coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett: their differences are inconsequential. | BIR AL-SABA, PALESTINE — Jumaa Alzbarqa served as a member of the Israeli Knesset for two years. He heads the office of the National Democratic Alliance, or

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-28). Hollow justice of the settler state. electronicintifada.net Israel's high court rubber-stamps subjugation of Palestinians.

Phelan Acheson (2021-06-28). Socius Pt.4 — White Rage. realprogressives.org From the Tulsa Massacre and Klansmen burning crosses to modern school shootings and manifesto-dump mass shootings, white rage and the associated violence is ingrained into the very fabric of the United States.

Joy Loving (2021-06-28). Screen Shot 2021-06-28 at 9.43.18 AM.png. progressive.org A half-century ago, Hurricane Camille ravaged the town where I grew up. Is it a harbinger of things to come?

WSWS (2021-06-28). No confidence motion tabled by far-right topples Sweden's Social Democrat-led government. wsws.org The successful no-confidence vote, the first in Swedish history, was initiated by Jimmy Akesson, head of the fascistic Sweden Democrats, and endorsed by the conservative Moderates and Christian Democrats, and ex-Stalinist Left Party…

sputniknews (2021-06-28). Trump Organisation's Lawyers Face Deadline to Dissuade NY Prosecutors From Criminal Charges: Report. sputniknews.com In May, the New York Attorney General's office informed the Trump Organisation that its investigation into the latter's affairs is no longer "purely civil", but criminal.

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). Opinion — Asia: Say No To NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Asia: Say No To NATOKishore Mahbubani Excerpts: Something very dangerous happened a few weeks ago when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) held its meeting in Brussels. In its communique after the meeting on June 14, it identified China as a "systemic challenge" to areas "relevant to Alliance security". The implicit message was clear: Nato …

Brett Heinz (2021-06-28). Turning Memes into Money in El Salvador. counterpunch.org On June 5, President Nayib Bukele announced his plans to make El Salvador the world's first country to accept Bitcoin, a popular digital cryptocurrency, as a form of legal tender. The nation's legislative assembly, under the majority control of Bukele's New Ideas party, passed the bill just three days later. Under the new legislation, Bitcoin

WSWS (2021-06-28). Deaths of three Detroit-area autoworkers reflect deepening social crisis. wsws.org The accidental deaths last week include a worker killed by a train at a railroad crossing after her shift, a drug overdose by a worker at Warren Stamping and an unconfirmed overdose by a third worker at Warren Truck.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Stop the New Zealand government's plan to seal Pike River mine! wsws.org The Pike River Recovery Agency is racing to seal the coal mine to prevent the recovery of bodies and evidence that could lead to the prosecution of those responsible for the 2010 disaster that killed 29 workers.

MANO Magazine (2021-06-28). Listen & Laugh with Los Rivera Destino. latinorebels.com Los Rivera Destino have perfected music that elegantly embraces humor while bringing into play socio-political issues, current events, and personal narratives.

_____ (2021-06-28). Tenants Proposes Affordable Housing Trust Fund. popularresistance.org The Marching Cobras drill team kicked off an energetic, two-hour rally over the weekend, led by the housing advocacy group KC Tenants. | Saturday's rally took place outside Gabriel Towers, a lower-income apartment building that lost air conditioning for weeks last summer, sparking the formation of a tenant union and calls for a federal investigation. | One of the event's speakers, Sabrina Davis, said she is disabled and has slid from bad to worse housing in recent years. But she said her complaints about insects and leaks fell on deaf ears. | "In Kansas City today, in the world today, in this housing market, my l…

Newsclick (2021-06-28). Diet of our ancestors: Humans have been cooking grains longer than we thought. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha discusses the latest findings on the diet of ancient human beings. These findings can completely change old theories about hunter-gatherers simply relying on meat based diets…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-28). Turkey expanding multinational Turkic Council to counteract CSTO, SCO in "Eurasian continent" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey expanding multinational Turkic Council to counteract CSTO, SCO in "Eurasian continent" The foreign minister of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov, recently met with the secretary general of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council), Baghdad Amreev, to discuss closer cooperation between the Central Asian nation and the Turkish-dominated bloc. Turkmenistan is the only Turkic-speaking former …

WSWS (2021-06-28). All of France's regional presidents re-elected amid mass abstention. wsws.org Over 65 percent of voters abstained from the second round of the French regional elections, which saw social-democratic and Gaullist incumbents keep their seats.

_____ (2021-06-28). US Again Bombs Nations On Other Side Of The World In 'Self-Defense'. popularresistance.org The US is again illegally bombing nations on the other side of the planet which it has invaded and occupied and branded this murderous aggression as "defensive". | "At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region," reads a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby. "The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.

Jay Janson (2021-06-28). Sadly China and Russia Remain Quiet on US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East & Africa. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-28). Toxic Corporations are Destroying the Planet's Soil. counterpunch.org A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health. The study is discussed by

WSWS (2021-06-28). This week in history: June 28-July 4. wsws.org 25 years ago: Yeltsin claims reelection as president of RussiaOn July 3, 1996, Boris Yeltsin won the Russian Federation's presidential runoff election in a vote widely viewed by the population as fraudulent. The election set the stage for future social upheavals and political crises in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Seventeen-year-old gunned down by police in Lonoke County, Arkansas. wsws.org Protesters gathered outside the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office last Wednesday in Lonoke, Arkansas, consisting of friends and family of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain, who was gunned down by police during a traffic stop early that morning.

James E. Garcia (2021-06-28). OPINION: For Today's GOP, Democracy Isn't Worth Defending. latinorebels.com The failure by a single Republican to back last Tuesday's procedural vote simply to begin debate on the For the People Act suggests that, in their eyes, democracy as we've known it is no longer worth defending.

Editor2 (2021-06-28). Don't Allow Another US-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa. orinocotribune.com This is a joint statement from the Paternalistic US government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the US-led NATO

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-28). Communiqué of the Libyan People's National Movement to the Peoples of ALBA-TCP. libya360.wordpress.com We aspire to rehabilitate our historical relationship and build the bridges of our extension and fraternal contact with our brothers of the same trench in Latin America and the Caribbean. Your Excellencies Heads of States and Governments of ALBA: Warm greetings, While your summit XIX in Caracas, please receive a warm greeting from us, the…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Saudi activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah released from jail. peoplesdispatch.org The activists who worked for the rights of women and of the Shia minority were in prison for nearly three years and were released following the completion of their sentences…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Entering fourth week, Volvo Trucks strike faces urgent need to break out of isolation. wsws.org The UAW is silent on its closed-door "negotiations" with the company because the only thing they are discussing is how to push through the company's terms.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Governor Whitmer declares state of emergency in Wayne County as floods devastate metro Detroit. wsws.org Tens of thousands lost power and dozens of cars were abandoned underwater on major freeways in metro Detroit following pump failures.

WSWS (2021-06-28). 2021 fire season in California: a new disaster. wsws.org The current California brush and wildfire season is off to an early start and threatens to surpass last year's record-setting season.

Editor (2021-06-28). Socialism increasingly seen as 'badge of pride' in the United States. mronline.org While a majority of U.S. adults still have more positive than negative perceptions of capitalism, less than half of the country's 18 to 34-year-olds view the profit-maximizing market system favorably, and the attractiveness of socialism continues to increase among people over 35, according to a new poll released Friday. | June 28, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-28). German construction industry union colludes with employers to drag out bargaining. wsws.org Last week, German building industry employers prematurely broke off collective bargaining for some 890,000 workers in the main construction sector.

Johanna Kichton (2021-06-28). People's Action and Our City Action Buffalo: The People of Buffalo Won't Be Bought By Byron Brown. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and Our City Action Buffalo today released the following statements by People's Action Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and Our City Action Buffalo member Robert Galbraith in response to Mayor Byron Brown's announcement of his write-in campaign: "This is a pathetic and last-ditch effort fueled and funded …

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-28). Hubbard County Barricades Private Property, Imprisons Water Protectors. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-28). Die Là∂sung der Menschheitsprobleme nicht an Politiker delegieren! globalresearch.ca

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-28). Some Respectful Notes from Nicaragua for Mexico's President: "AMLO Called on the Government of Nicaragua to Set Free a Group of Oligarchs and Political Operators" globalresearch.ca

Andrew Firmin (2021-06-28). 10 world-changing protests you should know about. nationofchange.org People are taking to the streets to resist repression, from the U.S. to Japan.

Jorge Capelan (2021-06-28). Some Respectful Notes from Nicaragua for Mexico's AMLO. globalresearch.ca

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-06-28). Deadly Collapse of Illusions in Miami. counterpunch.org Here is video of the Miami beachside condominium that collapsed at ~1 AM on 24 June 2021. There are many news stories about this now. An engineering professor at Florida International University has used satellite data on ground elevation (a measurement technique used since at least the late 1970s) to write about the steady sinking of

wearehumanwearefree (2021-06-28). Why Boycott Corporate and Government Media? Why Choose Free and Truthful Media and Social Media? globalresearch.ca

Andrew Emett (2021-06-28). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder. nationofchange.org "Now, as Derek Chauvin faces years behind bars, we must come together around our common humanity and continue on towards justice for all."

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-06-28). Pro-democracy protesters arrested by King Mswati's police in Swaziland. peoplesdispatch.org Defying the ban on demonstrations amid a wave of pro-democracy protests against King Mswati's rule, residents of at least four of Swaziland's 59 constituencies held demonstrations over the weekend…

Celina della Croce (2021-06-28). How a U.S. Congressman Took on the U.S. Blockade Against Venezuela. counterpunch.org On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela. More than two years later, in the wake of ongoing rallies and discussions with Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, activists gained some ground as the congressman tweetedan open letter to President Joe

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-06-28). Do Not Delegate the Solution of Humanity's Problems to Politicians! globalresearch.ca

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-28). Palestinian Authority forces are Israel's foot soldiers. electronicintifada.net Nizar Banat was a fierce critic of the collaborationist Palestinian Authority.

Editor (2021-06-28). How China's idols are working hard to hardly work. mronline.org At a time when seemingly everyone is working more for less, why should idols be any exception? | June 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Jim Miles (2021-06-28). War: How Conflict Shaped Us. globalresearch.ca

Moderator (2021-06-28). Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank. scheerpost.com by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler / ProPublica This story was originally published on ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: The Secret IRS Files Inside the Tax Records of the .001% Billionaire Peter Thiel, a …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-28). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On the Downhill Slope. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Though he's seldom thought of that way, Joe Biden was, to my mind, Trumpian in his first global trip as president. After all, he delivered a fantasy to much of the world, as well as his own citizenry. …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Nurses across the country voice their support for striking Saint Vincent nurses in Worcester, MA. wsws.org Nurses across the country support the demands of Saint Vincent nurses for safe staffing ratios. Meanwhile, their union, parent union, and the Democratic party stump for legislation to increase the bureaucratization of labor, isolate the nurses, and force them to find supplemental income.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Germany's defence ministry protects fascist networks in the armed forces. wsws.org Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer expressed her "fundamental confidence" in Germany's Special Forces Command (KSK), which despite a string of far-right scandals will not be disbanded.

Robert S. Becker (2021-06-28). Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing deliver more clout. nationofchange.org Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions…

Moderator (2021-06-28). America's Deadliest Experiment Has Reached a Dead-End. scheerpost.com John Sonderman / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Andrew Bacevich / TomDispatch "I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly aware that its publication qualified as a… |

Prof. Bryan Shuman (2021-06-28). Yellowstone Is Losing Its Snow as the Climate Warms, and that Means Widespread Problems for Water and Wildlife. globalresearch.ca

Laura Packard (2021-06-28). When Congress Becomes a Circus. progressive.org In Republicans' pursuit of 15 minutes of fame, they treat the lives of everyday Americans like you and I as collateral damage.

_____ (2021-06-28). What Mike Gravel Meant. popularresistance.org I first met Sen. Mike Gravel in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in early 2006 after a mutual friend told me Gravel was contemplating running for president. | Our Waldorf breakfast lasted four hours. I was surprised that such an American politician existed. He seemed to lack the expected self-importance. More incredibly, I agreed with him on every point of public policy—foreign and domestic. Having been a reporter for decades—I was a correspondent for The Boston Globe at the time—I'd surpassed the average citizen's cynicism about people in government. | But here was a former Un…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-06-28). The World Says No to the Blockade of Cuba. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-28). The Surfside condo disaster and the case for socialism. wsws.org The disaster in Surfside, Florida is indicative of the abysmal state of social infrastructure across the US, where every aspect of life is subordinated to the drive for profit.

Josh Frank (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel (RIP). counterpunch.org On this special episode of CounterPunch Radio, Eric pays tribute to former Senator Mike Gravel who passed away this week at the age of 91. The interview was recorded March 5, 2013 just hours after the news of the death of Hugo Chavez. Gravel was a man of principle who used his position in the US Senate to fight against the draft and the War in Vietnam, and who famously used used his filibuster to read the Pentagon Papers into the congressional record, thereby making the revelations about US crimes in Vietnam US historical fact, rather than something consigned to history books. Mike was an anti-imperialist and ant…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Australian General Mills strike shut down by United Workers Union. wsws.org Workers should not place any faith in the union's claims of a "victory," under conditions in which it refuses to make public its agreement with company management and has imposed a series of sellouts this year.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). UK violated own laws to sell weapons to countries with poor rights records. peoplesdispatch.org Between 2011-2020, the UK sold arms to 39 of the 53 countries with a poor record on human and political rights, as per US-funded rights group Freedom House. Similar findings were reported by the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)…

_____ (2021-06-28). A Deadly Contradiction: The Root Of The US- China Conflict. popularresistance.org China' overwhelming objective is clearly economic development, a policy to which it has hewed closely and which it declares for its future. That is no surprise; it is the dream of every developing nation. It is "The Chinese Dream." | If such goals were no more than words on paper, there would be no problem. But China is succeeding as is widely acknowledged now. Its economy surpassed the U.S. in terms of GDP (PPP) in November of 2014 according to the IMF and is growing faster. Over 700 million have been brought out of poverty, with extreme poverty eliminated in 2020. The middle class now comprises over 400 million…

WSWS (2021-06-28). Leaked documents confirm UK discussed possible military response by Russia to Black Sea/Crimea provocation. wsws.org The documents confirm that the UK was aware of a possible hostile response by Russia and decided to proceed anyway.

Dean Baker (2021-06-28). When We Keep Giving Money to Rich People, Why Are We Surprised by Inequality? cepr.net I know I harp a lot on all the ways we structure the market to redistribute income upward, but that's because we keep digging in deeper on these policies, and almost no one else talks about it. I get that it's cool to talk about all sorts of tax and transfer schemes to redistribute some …

Editor (2021-06-28). 10 reasons why climate activists should not support nuclear. mronline.org The world needs safe, non-exploitive technologies. Nuclear doesn't qualify. | June 28, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-28). The Surfside condo disaster: Critical structural dangers were ignored. wsws.org The disaster in Surfside, Florida is indicative of the abysmal state of social infrastructure across the US, where every aspect of life is subordinated to the drive for profit.

Carey Gillam (2021-06-28). Does Paraquat Weed Killer Cause Parkinson's Disease? U.S. Judge Sets Trial in Litigation against Syngenta. globalresearch.ca

Alejandra Garcia (2021-06-28). The US Gets Isolated by Its Cuba Blockade Policy: What Will Happen Now? globalresearch.ca

John G. Russell (2021-06-28). Hue and Cry: Racial Erasure and the Unbearable "Tonnage" of Color. counterpunch.org Black lives matter, especially, it seems, when they are transmogrified into white ones — or light ones. This has meant that the opportunity to tell stories, both historical and fictional, focused on black lives has been squandered in a quest, as Quixotic as it is contradictory, to convince ourselves that color doesn't matter, and that issues of race and racism can be engaged without confronting them honestly and directly.

Susan D'Agostino (2021-06-28). The Crimes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Four Senators Ask Biden to Clear Oppenheimer's Name. globalresearch.ca

John Hickman (2021-06-28). The Int'l Community at Berlin II wants Oil and a Stop to Emigration from Libya; What Libya needs is Strong Institutions and Peace. juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — A lazy international press corps is missing the big story on Libya. English language news coverage of the June 23rd Berlin II International Conference on Libya has been focused almost exclusively on the presence of foreign mercenaries while eliding information crucial to understanding the negotiations and the …

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Cook County SEIU strikers stand strong. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Hundreds of striking members of SEIU Local 73 rallied today, June 26. The rain continued to fall intermittently, sometimes in a downpour, but the festive spirit of the strikers wasn't extinguished. Even the tornado siren at the end of the rally didn't dampen their militancy. | Featured speakers included strikers, such as Ericka White, a member of the union's executive board; and Jim Phipps, a 34-year employee who as a young man had been an organizer with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi. | Elected officials included Alderman Andre Vasquez, and County Commissioner Alma An…

Chris Patten (2021-06-28). Brexit's Collateral Damage. globalresearch.ca

Stephen Sefton (2021-06-28). Algunos apuntes respetuosos de Nicaragua para López Obrador. globalizacion.ca En estos tiempos de ascenso de las luchas populares en América Latina, no dejan de causarnos dolor algunas actuaciones a contrapelo de la historia de parte de compañeros que deberían conocer mejor la realidad de nuestros países. | En estos días, …

Nicolás Centurión (2021-06-28). Uruguay — Una democracia plena…con pleno rostro de impunidad. globalizacion.ca Víspera del 27 de junio, a 48 años del golpe de Estado. Aquella fatídica noche, el Presidente electo Juan María Bordaberry disolvió las cámaras legislativas. Se inauguraba así, la noche más larga y tenebrosa de la historia uruguaya. | 8 años…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-06-28). Cuba — El mundo dice no al bloqueo. globalizacion.ca El veredicto de la abrumadora mayoría de los países que integran Naciones Unidas en favor del levantamiento del bloqueo a Cuba, emitido el miércoles contra el gobierno de Estados Unidos, es más que una victoria diplomática de la isla que…

Abdul Hussain Azizi, Irfan Shafi, Matthew Zhao, Saurav Chatterjee, Stephanie Clare Roth, Maninder Singh, Vladimir Lakhter, Riyaz Bashir (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Endovascular therapy for superior vena cava syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Our systematic review revealed high technical success, low restenosis, and low recurrence rates following ET. Collectively, these results support the paradigm of ET as an effective and safe treatment for patients with SVC syndrome.

Xuting Jin, Jiajia Ren, Ruohan Li, Ya Gao, Haoying Zhang, Jiamei Li, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaochuang Wang, Gang Wang (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Global burden of upper respiratory infections in 204 countries and territories, from 1990 to 2019. thelancet.com The present study provided comprehensive estimates of URIs burden for the first time. Our findings, highlighting the substantial incidence and considerable DALYs due to URIs, are expected to attract more attention to URIs and provide future explorations in the prevention and treatment with epidemiological evidence.

Andrea Sturchio, Alok K. Dwivedi, Christina B. Young, Tarja Malm, Luca Marsili, Jennifer S. Sharma, Abhimanyu Mahajan, Emily J. Hill, Samir EL Andaloussi, Kathleen L. Poston, Fredric P. Manfredsson, Lon S. Schneider, Kariem Ezzat, Alberto J. Espay (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] High cerebrospinal amyloid-β 42 is associated with normal cognition in individuals with brain amyloidosis. thelancet.com Normal cognition and hippocampal volume are associated with preservation of high soluble Aβ42 levels despite increasing brain amyloidosis.

Michel Burnier (2021-06-28). [Commentary] Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibition and kidney protection: Does improvement in kidney hypoxia play a role? thelancet.com The concept of suppressing renal glucose reabsorption in the proximal tubule to reduce plasma glucose levels and treat patients with diabetes has been elaborated more than 30 years ago when phlorizin, a relatively unselective inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) was investigated [1]. This therapeutic approach of diabetes has been revived in the last 10 years with the development of several selective inhibitors of SGLT2 such as dapagliflozin, canagliflozin and empagliflozin [1]. Today, the results of several large clinical trials have demonstrated that this approach provides amazing kidney protectiv…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-06-28). Argentinas — Las elecciones y lo que se perdería de vista. globalizacion.ca Una pregunta contrafáctica, que se efectuó aquí hace ya algún rato, es si las cosas que inquietan o angustian al palo progresista, debido a las reales y eventuales timideces del Gobierno, serían sustancialmente distintas si comandase en forma directa lo…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-06-28). Cuba — Palabras en la Biblioteca. globalizacion.ca Con el triunfo de enero de 1959 se abrieron las compuertas para viabilizar la más amplia difusión del arte y la literatura. Los escritores pudieron extraer los manuscritos que permanecían engavetados y darlos a conocer a través de una serie…

Carlos Fazio (2021-06-28). Dictaduras, libertad de expresión y censura. globalizacion.ca En los días que corren, en nuestra América ‚àíMéxico incluido‚àí hay muchas palabras devaluadas. Entre ellas, dictadura, militarización, libertad de expresión, censura. El uso de los conceptos no es para nada inocente. La memoria histórica sirve para desvirtuar las falsificaciones…

_____ (2021-06-28). Increasing Pressure On China. popularresistance.org Each week the Pacific is getting even more crowded with military ships, submarines and aircraft from countries in the region and from outside. NATO countries- United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands- are sending military vessels and aircraft. The Russian navy conducted military maneuvers off Hawai'i. The U.S. is on the verge of creating a permanent Pacific naval task force as a part of its aggressive response to China's naval presence in the Pacific. The largest land exercise in Asia and the Pacific is taking place in Australia with 17,000 U.S. and Australian military. | In March 2021, President Biden…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-28). Iran Has Achieved its "Empowerment", so What Will the West Choose? libya360.wordpress.com Elijah J. Magnier Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and the new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi- The Islamic Republic of Iran reached the level of "empowerment" (Tamkeen) with the arrival of Ibrahim Raisi to the presidency, the highest executive authority of the pyramid in harmony with the supreme leader, Wali al-Faqih Khamenei, and with the…

Dostmohammad Punjabi (2021-06-28). Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran. thenation.com Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran…

John Nichols (2021-06-28). Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent. thenation.com Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent…

Elie Mystal (2021-06-28). Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion. thenation.com Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion…

Becca Rothfeld (2021-06-28). Diane Johnson's Homecoming. thenation.com Diane Johnson's Homecoming…

Robert Greene II (2021-06-28). Annette Gordon-Reed's Personal History of Juneteenth. thenation.com Annette Gordon-Reed's Personal History of Juneteenth…

Geoff Kelly (2021-06-28). The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo? thenation.com The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo?

Joan Walsh (2021-06-28). Nina Turner Is Running to Join the Squad. thenation.com Nina Turner Is Running to Join the Squad…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-06-28). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

John C. A. Manley (2021-06-28). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca Important article by John C. A Manley. First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-28). Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on November 9, 2020 | The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Resignation of UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock seized on to engineer further lurch to the right. wsws.org Hancock's departure sees the return to government of Sajid Javid, one of the most right-wing figures in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-28). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

By Brenda Norrell (2021-06-28). The Shingwauk Files: Documenting Genocide at Native Residential Schools in Canada. indybay.org Mohawk Nation News said, "Each unmarked grave is a separate crime scene and criminal investigation. We know who did the crime. We want to know the specifics of the individuals involved, just like the Nuremberg trials."

Laura Jedeed (2021-06-28). Local Eviction Moratoriums Aren't Enough to Avert Housing Crisis. zcomm.org "Eviction is a moral evil. Rent is a moral evil. And we should aim to eliminate these things rather than to put band-aids over them."

Alex Henderson (2021-06-28). GOP 'indoctrination' law a 'disgraceful' attack on free speech. zcomm.org "First Amendment experts say the Florida law is unconstitutional and will do the opposite of what it purports to"

Robert Hunziker (2021-06-28). Lethal Heat Hits the Planet. zcomm.org The news does not get much worse than a recent scientific report that the planet is trapping twice as much heat as it did only 14 years ago…

Max b. Sawicky (2021-06-28). Democrats Wasting Precious Time with a Measly "Bipartisan" Infrastructure Deal. zcomm.org Democrats need to forget Republicans and pass a bold package that makes massive public investments…

Edward Curtin (2021-06-28). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. globalresearch.ca

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 11:09:02 -0400 (2021-06-28). Netanyahu Is Out But Nothing Has Changed for Palestinians. commondreams.org "Our work is not yet done," said one ACLU attorney, who noted that the organization is "continuing to fight against anti-trans laws targeting trans youth in states around the country."

indybay (2021-06-28). Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask). indybay.org Audio recording of the 'Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask)' talk on June 3rd, 2021 in Oakland, CA…

Root Division (2021-06-28). Saturday 7/10: "I Am…" indybay.org 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA…

Sunrise Movement (2021-06-28). Tuesday 6/29: Call to Action: #GreenNewDeal Climate & Jobs Actionar w/ Sunrise Movement. indybay.org Call to action for climate and jobs via Zoom…

Otis Maclay (2021-06-28). NDP Spending Precious Listener Dollars. indybay.org New Day Pacifica spends listener dollars to destroy Pacifica!

World Naked Bike Ride-San Francisco (2021-06-28). Sunday 7/4: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2021. indybay.org The Ferry Building on Embarcadero, between the Farmers Market and Starbucks…

John Bellamy Foster (2021-06-28). Shrink or Die? indybay.org Shrinkage means the voluntary downsizing of the national economy, including a reduction in gross domestic product. "Voluntary" here indicates a preference for voluntaristic solutions – though not as individualistic and unplanned as in the Voluntary Simplicity movement in the U.S., where (usually higher-earning) individuals individually decide to opt out of the existing, consumerist market model.

Coastside United for Action (2021-06-28). Wednesday 7/7: Voting Rights Now! Sidewalk Rally for Democracy in Pacifica. indybay.org Intersection of CA-1 and Reina Del Mar @ 1 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-28). New Wolf Pack Confirmed in California's Plumas County. indybay.org Third Pack to Establish Home in State in Nearly 100 Years…

Lynda Carson (2021-06-28). TechSoup's Jim Lynch is retiring at the end of June 2021. indybay.org April 8, 2017 drawing of Jim Lynch by Lynda Carson.

Revolution Books (2021-06-28). Sunday 7/4: Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion – Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

LaborFest (2021-06-28). 28th Annual LaborFest San Francisco JULY 2021. indybay.org LaborFest 2021 launches a month long commemoration of the San Francisco 1934 general strike. It will have live and virtual events about labor issues and struggles in San Francisco, the US and the world.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-06-28). Report: California Oil Among the Most Climate-damaging on Earth. indybay.org State's Crude Now Pollutes Climate More Than Canada Tar Sands…

J30 Coalition of Indigenious & Eco groups (2021-06-28). Wednesday 6/30: Stop Oil Line 3! March & Rally in Washingon D.C. w/ Frontline Water Protectors. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. or join the protest via livestream and online actions…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-28). Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy. indybay.org When mergers increase market concentration, we know that competition has been harmed even if to a small extent. Since this is the case, it makes sense to ask the merging parties to establish that the merger will provide benefits to the economy. The merging parties should be forced to document how the merger will increase product quality and lower price.

Dan Roberts (2021-06-28). The Shortwave Report 06/25/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

IFPTE Local 21 (2021-06-28). Tuesday 6/29: Labor Rally for Equity at San Jose City Hall. indybay.org San José City Hall – 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-06-28). Sunday 6/27: Black Music Month: History of African American Muscians & Music in the SF Bay Area. indybay.org Online speaker event…

Relative of Seth (2021-06-28). Germany Axis Alert Puzzle. indybay.org Since Sig Sauer was spotted in India more information about the Axis appear in Internet which analyses who were involved inside SS at 2nd World War. I just quoted some "random" rare puzzle pieces to inform…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 09:42:34 -0400 (2021-06-28). We Don't Need a New Report to Know It's Time to Act Urgently on the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org We have paid dearly for that ignorance and will likely pay even more in the years ahead. So it goes.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 14:40:48 -0400 (2021-06-28). Biden EPA Lining Up With Chemical Industry Against Push to Curb Microplastics: Greenpeace. commondreams.org "Banning advertisements from fossil fuel corporations is a turnkey opportunity for social media companies to show they are serious about protecting our planet."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 13:57:46 -0400 (2021-06-28). As Key Suspect Tried, Encampment Demands Justice for Berta C√°ceres. commondreams.org "While you might expect Trump's EPA to align with the oil and chemical industry against protections for the American people from potentially harmful plastic chemicals, the Biden administration must do better."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 07:37:11 -0400 (2021-06-28). 'No Reconciliation Bill, No Deal': Sanders Says Progressive Package Must Come With Bipartisan Plan. commondreams.org A report commissioned after the killing of George Floyd pointed to the "impunity" with which police violate the human rights of people of African descent all over the world.

Katharine Hayhoe (2021-06-28). We Don't Need a New Report to Know It's Time to Act Urgently on the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org It's as if we humans have been driving blindly into the future, navigating only by what we can see of the past in the rear-view mirror.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 13:57:46 -0400 (2021-06-28). As Key Suspect Tried, Encampment Demands Justice for Berta C√°ceres. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 12:14:34 -0400 (2021-06-28). Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a 'Blatant and Unacceptable Violation' of Sovereignty. commondreams.org "We will sit here until you commit to the side of climate justice, commit to an American Jobs Plan written with bold ambition against the climate crisis."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 13:02:45 -0400 (2021-06-28). 'Can You Hear Us, Joe?' Sunrise Youth Barricade White House to Denounce Climate Compromise. commondreams.org Honduran movements need our solidarity in demanding justice for Berta.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 10:38:47 -0400 (2021-06-28). In Blow to GOP Narrative, Missouri Cut to Jobless Benefits Not Boosting Hiring. commondreams.org Creeping annexation and oppression continue.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 16:02:08 -0400 (2021-06-28). Coal Miners Strike in Alabama: 'Warrior Met Coal Ain't Got No Soul!'. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 15:09:57 -0400 (2021-06-28). Cori Bush Proposal Aims to Keep Mental Health Crises From Ending in Police Violence. commondreams.org Democrats should take every opportunity to join with labor in challenging the corporations that trample over workers and the planet alike in their unquenchable thirst for profit.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 15:05:42 -0400 (2021-06-28). Green Groups' Petition Urges Social Media Platforms to Ban Big Oil Ads. commondreams.org "Public safety is a public health issue. It's time our approach reflects that," said the Missouri Democrat.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 04:52:35 -0400 (2021-06-28). Fresh Demands for Immediate US Withdrawal as Biden Administration Bombs Iraq, Syria. commondreams.org "There will not be a bipartisan infrastructure deal without a reconciliation bill that substantially improves the lives of working families and combats the existential threat of climate change."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 09:38:24 -0400 (2021-06-28). UN Calls on Nations to End 'Untenable' Status Quo of Systemic Racism. commondreams.org It's as if we humans have been driving blindly into the future, navigating only by what we can see of the past in the rear-view mirror.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-06-28). How to know if a virus variant can escape vaccine protection. peoplesdispatch.org Amid new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging across the world, experts explain how to ascertain whether a virus strain can escape the protection provided by a vaccine…

Makiba (2021-06-28). Fighting to save our islands from climate change. greenleft.org.au Eddie Mabo did not fight for ngau lag (my land) only to lose it to climate change, argues Makiba.

Mat Ward (2021-06-28). 10 new albums that resist racists and fascists. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Marcel Cartier (2021-06-28). Iran's Komala: Guns and social democratic roses. greenleft.org.au An exclusive report from Iraqi Kurdistan's Zirgwezala by Marcel Cartier.

Mat Ward (2021-06-28). Ten new albums that resist racists and fascists. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-06-28). Making literacy powerful: Cuba's successful Yo, Sí Puedo campaign. greenleft.org.au Cuba's world famous adult literacy campaign was the subject of a fascinating forum following a screening of the 2011 documentary film Maestra in Sydney. Ian Ellis-Jones reports.

Suzanne James (2021-06-28). Live and let die: NSW to debate Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. greenleft.org.au The right to die with dignity has widespread community support. But will it be enough to beat the unholy alliances between conservative MPs and wealthy hard-right religious ideologues in NSW? Suzanne James investigates.

Suzanne James (2021-06-28). Live and let die. greenleft.org.au The right of the terminally ill to die with dignity has widespread community support and is already legislated in most states. But, with the lines between church and state increasingly blurred in NSW, will it be enough to beat the unholy alliances between conservative MPs and wealthy hard-right religious ideologues? Suzanne James investigates.

Marcel Cartier (2021-06-28). Iran's Komala: Guns and social democratic roses. greenleft.org.au Marcel Cartier talks with leaders from the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

_____ (2021-06-28). Five Things We Should Fight For This Pride. popularresistance.org Trans youth are under attack around the country. Though we are only halfway through 2021, it has already become the worst year in recent history for legislative attacks on trans youth. 33 states have introduced anti-trans laws across the country, many of which ban trans students from playing sports. Arkansas recently became the first state to ban trans youth from accessing gender-affirming health care, and many other states have either passed or are debating similar bills. All of these laws must be repealed, and we need to build a militant trans rights movement to defend against these right-wing attacks. | The re…

Editor2 (2021-06-28). India's Undeclared Emergency: Often More Chilling Than in 1975. orinocotribune.com By Anil Jain — Jun 25, 2021 | The last seven years show that democracy, rules and regulations can be the perfect cover to suspend democratic values and civil rights. | The Emergency was a dark and shameful chapter in Indian democracy—a nightmare, a wretched period! It is 46 years since the then prime minister Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency to protect her power, turning the entire country into

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