Daily Archives: June 6, 2021

2021-06-06: News Headlines

AutumnSun (2021-06-06). Protest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm.

Dean Baker (2021-06-06). Does the New York Times Prohibit Its Reporters from Mentioning China's Vaccines? cepr.net That seems to be the case. A few weeks ago it ran a major piece on vaccinating the world. The article never once mentioned China's vaccines (or Russia or India's). It had another piece today on the topic, which again did not mention China's vaccines. Ignoring China's vaccines in the context of vaccinating the world …

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-05). More than 5,000 Covid Vaccine Deaths in America, 25,359 "Serious Injuries" and Almost 300,000 Reported "Adverse Events" globalresearch.ca This week's number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID vaccines passed the 5,000 mark, up 759 from last week, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly …

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019. popularresistance.org Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico's electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rico unions close ranks against LUMA Energy. popularresistance.org Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows the consortium to leave Puerto Rico if a hurricane strikes, and displaces thousands of workers, is not canceled.

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rico Unions Close Ranks Against LUMA Energy. popularresistance.org Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows the consortium to leave Puerto Rico if a hurricane strikes, and displaces thousands of workers, is not canceled. | "We are warning the attorney for the Financial Oversight and Management Board, Pedro Pierluisi, that there will be no peace in Puerto Rico if the contract is not repealed and they listen to the people who demand, not only a public and more efficient Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), but also one…

WSWS (2021-06-05). The 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's album What's Going On. wsws.org One of the most thought-provoking and socially conscious popular music albums of the 20th century, it continues to resonate today.

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

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

_____ (2021-06-04). Outside Amazon Fulfillment Center, Workers Demand Tax Fairness. popularresistance.org Minnesota workers unfurled a "Tax the Rich" banner outside Amazon's MSP1 fulfillment center here today. It was a not-so-subtle suggestion to state lawmakers about how they might pay for investments in child care, paid family leave, education, infrastructure and other supports for working families. | Tyler Hamilton, in his fourth year working at MSP1, said he and others inside the facility could use a little support right now. | "Honestly, I'm tired," the Maplewood resident said during a press conference organized by local unions. "And I'm not just tired from working night shift, even though I'm a night-shift guy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-04). Palestinians hold solidarity marathon for Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at mobilisations by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, the inquiry into Joyce Echaquan's death and the Canadian government's MMIWG action plan, and more…

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

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

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

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

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